Saturday, August 30, 2008

Child of God CBC31

This is a sampling of a stamp set that Chrissy Dickinson drew up for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps to be released for the first time for purchase on September 1st. Go check them out on the 1st of September, she has two sets that will be for sale. This set is so adorable it has a boy and girl praying and a bunch of sayings. She also has another one coming out that is all Fall leaves and sayings. You can see that one on her blog today.
So the challenge this week was to add some baubles and bling. Be sure when you do Chrissy's challenge that you post on her blog for CBC31 and add that to your challenge piece either on your blog or SCS. You will be entered in a drawing for a prize from Chrissy.
Ok onto the card I made for this challenge. I used the little boy image for this one. And for my baubles and bling I used star bradlets. I also added some stitching with a white gel pen. Card stock is Bashful Blue and the designer paper is just some I picked up along the way, don't even remember where I got it from. Loved the look of it and it seemed to go with this so well. The little boy is colored in with gamsol and colored pencils. The designer paper is cut at 3 1/2 inch square and cut on the diagonal. Then off set on the sides of the card. This did not scan real well but you get the idea anyway.
Hope you all have a safe and fun Labor Day Weekend.
Angel hugs

Friday, August 29, 2008

Anniversary Roses

What a beautiful day today, the sun is shinning and it isn't to hot. I haven't been on to post. As many of you that comes to my blog know that my brother broke his neck. Well it didn't stop there my Mom had a stroke 9 days ago so I have been very busy with all this with my brother and now Mom. She is still in the hospital and will be until at least Monday.
A friend of mine needed a card to send to a old neighbor for their 60th Anniversary. This is the card I came up with. The Rose stamp is retired from SU. I stamped that in black colored in with colored pencils and gamsol. Then I cut out with an exacto knife. Put pop dots on the back to make it look more 3D.
I used Real Red card stock for my card. and for the panel I also used Real Red. With basic black I punches a scalloped edge on it and used a white gel pen to add dots. Layered the black under the real red panel and attached to the card. Then place your deemensional on the card to the left side. Stamp Verse in White Craft Ink.
Pretty easy and turned out so pretty. Hope you enjoyed today's project.
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Friday, August 22, 2008

Purse in a Box

I got this wonderful idea from Andrea on her blog today and had to make one. It is real similar to the one I made a few days ago. Only this one holds approx. 5 regular sized cards and envelopes. Love this idea. You can find the directions for this on Andrea's Blog. I will be making some of these for gift giving. Always nice to have something handy for when you need a quick gift. The one I made here was designed and created by Diana Gibbs originally. Both are so much fun to make and very addicting when you make one you want to make more. Just click on the links highlighted and it will take you to the directions for both of these bags/boxes.
I will not add directions to this one as you can go to the blogs highlighted and get a step by step tutorial. But will give you the supplies I used here.
12x12 designer paper (non SU)
Pixie Pink, Whisper White Card Stock
White and Pink Gel Pens
Yellow Grosgrain Ribbon
Red liner tape
Corner Rounder Punch ( SU Retired ) just take off the guard and it works to make scallops
Tab Punch
1/4 circle punch
Have fun making these as they are so easy and fun to do. I am adding another view here. Thanks for stopping by.
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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Belli Challenge #30

Chris is having another Belli Challenge on her blog using coasters this week. I love working with these coasters and so do my kids. So if you want some thing your kids can get into with you on your craft this is the one. So many things you can do with coasters. As you can see mine is a note holder for this project today. I stamped some dog images, colored them in with gamsol and colored pencils and cut them out and mounted using pop dots. I added a dog to both sides of the box but left the back plain.
Supplies Needed:
Designer Paper cut 4 pieces @ 2x4
3 Coasters 4x4 cut 2 of them in half so you have 2 @ 2x4
Crystal Effects
White Card Stock
Bow Wow Stamp set, Stamp images on White card stock in Choc. Chip Ink.
Colored Pencils, Color images in with gamsol and colored pencils and set aside.
Pot Dots
exacto knife
cutting mat

Add designer paper to coasters and round off corners.
With Crop-a-dile punch 2 holes on each short side of your coasters. Do this on all 4 coaster pieces.
Measure in 1 1/2" from both sides on the top of one of the pieces. And down about and inch or so. Use exacto knife and cut out. This gives you the place so you can get at your notes easier.
Cut strips of ribbon and tie coasters together to form a box shape. With the 4x4 coaster place in bottom of box shape and use crystal effects to glue it in. Let dry for about 1/2 hour.
Put pop dots on back of dogs and attach as desired on note box. That's it pretty simple huh!
Hope you enjoyed today's project.
Check out the other projects from Chris's Design Team:
I also have other things done with Coasters on my blog you can check them out here.
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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

School Book Stickers

Want some really cute stickers for your children's books? I found some you can print out on your computer, you use a full sticker sheet and just cut around them. These would be a big hit at school. You can also make your own just stamp on the sticker paper and do some thing similar as these stickers.
Here is the link Martha Stewart. It goes right to the pdf file for downloading this link does. Hope you enjoy.
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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Hummingbird Designer Bag

These bags are so popular right now I had to try one for myself. And a lot of the girls on one of my yahoogroups was making them so I had to join in. Glad I did they are a lot of fun to make. Think I will be making more of these for Birthday bags and for Christmas giving.
The hummingbird is a rub-on that my friend picked me up from Michael's. Love them and they are all glittery. So pretty, I thought it would work great with the sky designer paper I got a while ago at Joanne's Fabric. The rest of the card stock is from SU.
I would like to thank everyone for the prayers for my brother Arnie, they are so much appreciated. Bonnie, you ask what state, it is MN.

Supplies needed:
Brocade Blue, Whisper White Card Stock
Designer Paper
Black and White Gel Pens
Cutter and score blade
Red Liner Double Sided Tape
Pop Dots
Round Punch, Scalloped Round Punch, 1/4 circle punch and Tab Punch
Cut Brocade Blue Card Stock @ 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 and score all 4 sides @ 1 inch. Cut in to the score line on cut on two sides to make tabs for folding in. On opposite sides. Add adhesive to tabs and fold in to form a box. This is the bottom of your bag.
Cut designer paper @ 5 1/2 x 11 add adhesive on one short side and one long side. Make sure your paper is going the right way for your design. You put the adhesive on the part you want to be on the inside of the bag.
Peal off liner tape and starting in the middle at the side of your box. You will want the bottom edge of your designer paper to be on the bottom edge of the box. Slowly wrap around and press as you go to secure. You can secure by rubbing your fingers on the inside of the box, it will make your adhesive stick good this way. When you get to the last side of the box, meeting the starting, you will want to take the adhesive off the side piece so you can secure when the pieces come together. Once this is done take you hand inside and press down good to secure the seam.
Cut Brocade Blue @ 1 1/2 x 11 and take your corner rounder or the new scalloped punch and scallop the long edge. Only one side. See sample. Cut a piece of designer paper @ 1 x 11 and add to the piece you just did. Center as good as you can. Now you want to add your dots with your white gel pen. Then add with adhesive to the bottom of your bag. Bottom edge of card stock to bottom edge of bag. Wrap around and adhere together at the end.
Punch out two Brocade Blue Tabs for the top of your bag for closing, Fold in half punch with 1/4 punch in top of folded tabs, add white dots with gel pen. Adhere to top of bag in the center. Add ribbon, through the punched holes.
With Brocade Blue Punch out large Scalloped Circle. Add white dots with gel pen to scallops.
Punch out circle for image, rub on image, used black gel pen and add dots or dashed lines around edge of circle to add depth for the image. I used a hummingbird. Add pop dots to the back of the blue scalloped circle and adhere the white round circle to the front of that and attach to the front of the bag. Here is a different view with a brighter background of my bag.
These make such cute gift bags. You could also add a tag with to and from on the ribbon. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed today's project.
Angel hugs

Friday, August 15, 2008

Injured Brother

Sorry everyone I have not been updating. My brother fell off a ladder and fell 12 feet and landed on his head and shoulder. He broke his neck. He is not paralyzed but broke the 6th and 7th vertebra in his neck. He got very, very lucky. He has been in the hospital since Tuesday and I have been traveling back and forth to the hospital. He is in a town a little over an hour away. Been a very long week for all of us here. They did surgery as he had bone chips pressing against the spinal cord and a nerve pinching them off. Which of course made his arm, neck and shoulder hurt. He also hurt his chest in the fall which is quiet painful. He bruised the bones and the muscles. Since the surgery last night he is doing somewhat better, but it is going to be a long process for him to recover. He was able to get up and walk today a little bit. When he fell he hollered for help but no one heard him. So he crawled around the house up a couple of steps into a porch and they finally heard him and called my sister to come help him. Like I said he was very lucky. We would appreciate it if you all could pray for him. His name is Arnie.
Today I didn't go down to see him, so might doing some stamping tonight if time permits. If I do I will share tomorrow what I get done.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Confetti Flinger Card Directions

As requested here is the directions for this card and what a fun card it is too.

Confetti Flinger Card Directions:

Instructions received from Karen Gibson and Skye DeWeez


8 1/2 x 3 card stock (use sturdy card stock only)

3x3 designer paper (not card stock)


rectangle or 1/8 circle punch

mini glue dots

red liner tape

size 2 rubber band


1. Create card front as desired on 1/4 sheet card.

2. The confetti box will be placed in the center of the inside of the card. Card can open either horizontally or vertically, but if it opens facing the recipient directly, you will get a better surprise effect.

3. Score 8 1/5 x 2 card stock

a. On the long sides in 1/2" from the edge.

b. The short way , at 2", 4", 6" & 8". There will be one 1/2" tab at the end. This tab will be used to close the box.

4. Cut notches at all intersections of the scored lines. The notches are about 1/8 cut in a v shape. The notches will allow the edges to fold in and lay flat. Do not cut past the 1/2" score lines, just cut up to t hem.

5. Fold in the 1/2" scores and adhere. Use red line sticky tape.

6. Punch using the rectangle punch or the circle punch at 2" & 6" score lines (1st and 3rd scores ) ONLY, only half punch not full punch.

7. Fold in to create a box. Use the 1/2"tab to adhere it closed. The tab will be on the bottom part of the box. (The sides are reinforced to stay firm because of the edges you folded inside the box.)

8.. Attach rubber band diagonally through the punched out notches.

9. Place 4 sticky dots to the bottom of the box or use more red line tape.

10. Press box flat (avoid touching the sticky dots) inside the card. The sticky dot bottom of the box will be towards the open side of the card. It will fold flat towards the center of the card, stretching out the rubber band.

11. Cut 3x3 square of paper. Fold up all the corners to create a square.

12. Attach 4 sticky dots to the bottom of the square, and attach to the top of the box. Add confetti. (You can use your notch scraps for confetti to match your card.

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Saturday, August 9, 2008

Cupcake Pattern

I am going to do two patterns today for you. This one is Kathy Logan's pattern. I am so glad I joined that swap. I got the nicest cards and patterns. Enjoy all.
Angel hugs.

Windmill Pattern

Here is the windmill pattern, now this is small but really cute done. It will fit in a card envelope well cause the blades on the windmill are big. This is from Dar. Hope you enjoy.
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Friday, August 8, 2008

Dress Pattern

This is the pattern from Loydean's beautiful dress card. Right click on it and save to your computer. It should print to correct size for you.
I got the new SU Catty today in the mail. Thanks Trish! And boy are you all in for a treat. Love a lot of the stamps in the catty and the ribbon is to die for too. This one is so much better than the last one. I didn't get much out of the old one but, this one I will be saving my change for. I already have a wish list. And the more I look the more I like.
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Thursday, August 7, 2008

Blog Candy at Katharina's Creative Place

Katharina's is giving away some blog candy and it is so cute. You must check it out. If you want a chance to win follow the rules and post back on her blog. She does great work and has just designed a line of stamps.
As most of you know me I love angels and these stamps that is up for grabs is Angel Kids.
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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

CBC#28 - Condiment cup decorated

Today is the day that Chris has her Challenges on her blog. You are to use anything container and decorate it. I made this little metal cup you can get at Walmart. They are used for nuts and mints, but I thought they was cute and would work good for our rub-ons. I added my favorite candy Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate Kisses in the cup. You can fit a lot of them in that little cup surprisingly.
Check out Chris's Blog and play along, and come along and join us in this Container Challenge she has going. Remember each week she has a different challenge and all you need to do to play along is visit her blog and do the challenge and upload to you blog or SCS and comment on her blog you did so leaving the link. You will be entered in a drawing. Also check out these other blogs for the challenge.
Chris's Belli Challenge Design Team:

Come play along.
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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Confetti Fling er Card

This card is done by Skye DeWeez, it is one of those cards if you want to get revenge on someone this one would do it. When you open this card it has a little compartment in it that holds confetti and it flings out at you when opened. It's a fun card. Not so fun when you have to pick all the confetti up but it is a fun card to give and watch who opens it and the expression on their faces.
Hope you have all enjoyed me sharing my swap cards I received. This was the last one.
I will be posting patterns next that you all requested.
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Bra & Panties Pattern

Some of you had asked for pattern for some of these cards, I will share the ones I have. Here is the bra and panties one. It does print out a touch darker than what it is showing so you might want to trace it in a little darker when you print it out. Just right click on the image and save to your computer and it should print to the correct size.
When you make one I would love to see it too. So leave a comment as to where you have loaded your card being it your blog or SCS or some place else.
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Monday, August 4, 2008

Penny Spinner

Another Penny Spinner card. This one is done by Linda Wyatt. So bright and cheerful. This would make a great Get Well card for someone as it is so cheerful. The butterfly is the one that spins on this one. And she has glittered the butterfly. And added a white ribbon to the top.
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I'll share the last one tomorrow. Then will start with some patterns you all have requested. So keep watching.

Movement Swap I was in

This card is such a fun card. Not sure who made it so if it is you please let me know so I can give proper credit for the lovely card. This one is called a Windshield Whipper Card. You pull on each end of the card and this little piece pops up out of the center with a message. They are fun to play with pulling back and forth and watch the magic of the little message appear and disappear. As the card says ENYOY I am enjoying it! LOL
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Saturday, August 2, 2008

Happy August Everyone--Photo Stitching

I have a few things to share with you today. Besides this one that is going to show you how to stitch photo's together or scrap book pages I have another swap I am sharing. I was also asked by several to share templates for the shaped card swap. I will see if I can dig them up and share what I can. My pig card if you go back you will find the pattern site there. You will need to make the template for the pig smaller unless you want him a bigger size. I reduced mine I believe by 20%.
Tomorrow my oldest son Chris turns 21! My oh my where does the time go? I remember the 3 days of labor with him so vividly. My bouncing baby boy was born at 10# 14 1/2 oz. and was 23 inches long. Needless to say he was the size of a 3 month old baby when he was born. And yes they did finally take him by C-Section! Whew! What an experience that was!
Ok now onto the project. Maria over at Photo Inspirations has a nice tutorial on how to do this with step by step directions and pictures to help out. What a great tutorial.
Hope you enjoy
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Penny Spinner Card

From the Swap Movement Mania. This one is made by Staci Wood. Isn't this cute! I love the crab on this one and how she has a message in the middle slider area. She also used the ?Sea Shell Wheel to do the back ground on both the blue and the caramel card stock. Added the stitched ribbon which really set it off.
Directions for this card can be found on SCS.
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Double Slider Card

Another swap card I got. These that I will be sharing are from the Movement Mania Swap. And what a fun one it was.
This card is made by my friend Pam Miller. You pull on the top and a message comes out on top and one on the bottom. I have a card doing this same technique on my blog here too. I really love these cards they are real fun to make. Directions for making this card is on my friend Dawn's Blog.
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