Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

Elfin' Magic

Here is another 3D item I made for Karen. This one was also fun. I bought a package of these snowmen and snowflakes and then made a topper for it.
Just cut your card stock to fit the item. Stamp with White Craft Ink the snowflakes. And whatever verse you want on it.
The elf now he was fun to make. I used a 1 1/4" Circle Punch for his face and used Flesh card stock. 1/4" Circle punch for his eyes you need two of these done in black, and then take the white gel pen and give some character to his eyes. His nose is also done with the 1/4" circle punch and I took some pink chalk and chalked his nose to add dimension and also chalked his cheeks. Drew on a smile for his mouth. His ears are done with a flower punch just cut two petals for his ears one for each side of his head of course. His hat is a 1 1/2" punch cut on the diagonal and the word punch is put on the bottom of that and attached to the top of his head. 1/2" punch for his pom pom on his cap. Then use two way glue pen on his rim of his cap and his pom pom add glitter and he is done. Very easy to make and they are so cute. Give one a try for yourself, they make cute toppers.
Hope you enjoyed the project.
Angel hugs

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Reindeer Card Holder

I know it has been a while since I posted. I had to put my Mom in the hospital again with dehydration and pneumonia and blood counts out of site. 2 days ago she had blood transfusions cause her hemoglobin was to low. She seems to be doing better so that is a good sign. She has had many test and most have come back good no cancer so that was a joy to hear. Waiting for results on a few more test yet.
Ok so on with the project. I have had these done for about a week now but didn't post them cause I wanted my Stocking Swap Partner to have to guess who I was. Must not of been real hard cause she guessed me right away. LOL We was to make 3-3D items and 3 cards and then add things from her wish list she had. Karen was easy as she loves embellishments so I got her a bunch of embellishments. And she collects Barbie Dolls so I got her a Barbie Doll for her collection. Her brother used to get her one every year for Christmas but sadly he had passed away, so I figured I would help out her brother this year and get her a Barbie.
Today's project is a Card Holder and it holds our A2 sized cards ( 4 1/4 x 5 1/2). And they are so easy to do. I think you could fit a good 8 to 10 cards with envelopes in this little box. Make a nice gift for anyone.
Supplies used for the box:
Pale Plum for main box
Acetate for lid
Snowfall Stamp set
Staz-on White Ink Pad
Red Liner Tape
Here is Tracy's Video Tutorial on the Box. She gives you all the measurements and shows you how to make it in this video.
Now I added instead of the ribbon and band a Punched Reindeer. For him you will need the following:
Wide Oval Punch
Large and Small Oval Punch
Small Swirl Punch
Word Punch
1/2" Circle Punch for Nose
Close to Cocoa and Craft Card Stock
Black and White Card Stock
White Gel Pen
Black Marker
Scrap of designer paper for the Music Book he is holding.
Antlers are done in the craft card stock, you need 4 small swirls.
Head is done with the wide oval punch done in close to cocoa. The mouth is done in black with the small oval punch. Glue on and add a black line that will go up to his nose.
Nose is a 1/2" round punch and add a little mark on his nose with the white gel pen. Attach to head. Attach Antlers to head.
Body is done with the large oval punch in close to cocoa and the small oval punch with the white for his belly. Attach to head.
Punch 2 word punches in close to cocoa for his arms and add to reindeer body, fold over for his hooves.
Make a Music Book for this I just winged it as I had no pattern. Put a pop dot under the book and attach the hooves to the book.
The bottom part is a scrap piece of Pale Plum and the work Fa La La is a sizzix die. Punch out word and glue to the scrap piece of Pale Plum. Get some good adhesive for holding glitter and add to the the saying. Attach to the bottom of the reindeer.
Tie a ribbon around his neck for a bow tie.
Glue Reindeer to box using glue dots.
Such an easy and fun project to do. I will be making more of these.
Angel hugs

Friday, December 12, 2008

Kreativ Blog Award

I am so excited, look what I got from my great friend Danita at Danita's Daily Dish! I just love her artwork, its all BEAUTIFUL! OK, the deal is that I have to nominate 5 others and pass it on to them.The *official rules* are:

1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.

2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.

3. Nominate 5 blogs.

4. Put links to their blogs.

5. Leave a message for your nominees.

Thanks so much Danita your awesome!

My 5 picks would be:

2. Mel

4. Wanda

A Ton of Blog Candy at Paper Monkey

Boy I would so love to win this! She has around $200.00 worth of goodies she is giving away. Go and check it out and while you are there make sure and see her artwork. Wow! Here is Suzy's Blog with all this good candy. Wouldn't that just be the presents of presents under the tree this year?
Angel hugs

Saturday, December 6, 2008

The Dirt on Stamp Cleaners

Oh my gosh you all have to check this out. Think I might start making this stuff myself and save a little green for more stamps! Linda Heller at Where the Rubber Hits the Road Blog has a video on stamp cleaners. She took the recipes that everyone has and compared them against SU Mist Cleaner and the Stazon Cleaner. I love her blog as she test all kinds of things for our stamping additions and you know if it is myth or for real. If you get time check it out, you won't be disappointed and will learn all kinds of things on her blog. She has tested many things and has video's I believe on all of the things she tested so you get the inside scoop.
Hope you all find this helpful.
I promise I will be sharing soon some more projects.
Angel hugs

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Pine cone Penguins, Cardinal and Mouse

I was doing a little blog surfing tonight and run across this cute Pine cone Penguin. These are on the Martha Stewart website. I have tons of Pine cones in my yard. Not sure how nice since the snow has hit them but going to find out tomorrow and see. If not then this will make a good project for next year. These are so cute, I just had to share with you all. They also have a Christmas Pine cone Cardinal which is also adorable and a Pine cone Mouse. Any and all of these would be so cute on a Christmas Tree or scattered around some candles as a center piece. The photo's are small so I will not show them here so click on the links and check them out.
Tomorrow I should have another homemade project for you.
Angel hugs

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Blog Candy at Maria's Blog

Maria has some fantastic blog candy she is giving away celebrating her 2nd year of blogging. Run on over and check it out you won't be disappointed. Click here to go to Maria's blog, follow her directions and maybe you or I will be a winner.
Angel hugs

Monday, December 1, 2008

Patty Penguin

I have been so busy with Mom and back and forth to the clinic and hospital with her. She is out again and doing ok. Dehydrated and her kidney levels was way down. Then with Thanksgiving I got a little behind again.
We got snow on Thursday morning and this time it stayed. Been real cold here so have been trying to stay in as much as possible with this fibro.
I love working with punches. This little penguin turned out so cute. I put him on a mini notebook. I also used the Snowflake embossing folder with Bashful Blue and put that as my background cover and inside cover. I just used black card stock for the binding.
For punches I used the following:
Word Punch (Real Red)
1/2" circle punch (Real Red)
1 1/4" circle punch (head done in basic black)
13/8" circle punch ( hat done in whisper white)
Wide Oval Punch (basic black for body)
Large Oval Punch (whisper white for belly)
Small Oval Punch (basic black for his arms)
1/4" circle punch (eyes) Now I have two 1/4" punches one is larger than the other so did the smaller one in basic black for his eyeballs.
Beak and feet are done with the punch that has 3 flowers on it.
I also used the 2 way glue pen to glue him together.
You can find a tutorial video here. Heather tells you all the punches you need before she gets started on showing you how to make the penguin. So cute!
Hope you enjoy.
Angel hugs