Friday, May 22, 2015

Painted Petals Birthday Cards

These cards were sent out to some wonderful people for their birthdays this month.  I saw a version of this card on Pinterest and knew I had to make some. Sometimes you see a card and when you recreate it, it just doesn't turn out quite as cute as you were hoping it would. In this case it was the opposite. I loved it even more than the original one I had seen. I am not sure but I think it was because the blackberry is just so stunning with that green ribbon and those flowers.

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Perfect Peacock Gift Set

My daughter told me her teacher this year likes peacocks.  So when she was flipping through my stamp catalog a few months ago and saw the perfect peacock stamp set, she said we needed to get it and make something for her teacher.   I wanted to make an altered journal with it and stamped and colored the images a couple months ago but that was all the further I got with it. I just couldn't find the right paper to use. While shopping at walmart for some tulle to make an american girl doll tutu,  (pics of that tomorrow) I saw this roll of peacock ribbon by offray! I had to get it. Wasn't really sure what I was going to do with it, but knew I needed that ribbon.  It turned out to be perfect for this set!

The normal box in a bags usually hold small 3x3 cards or notecard sets. I wanted a bag that would not only be large enough to hold a full size set of cards, but I also wanted to put the journal in it. I ended up making it big enough to add the stamp set also, but forgot to include the candy I wanted to put in :(

The little tag hanging on the front was cased from Chiaki Haverstick on her satchel bags. 

I do not have a step by step picture tutorial ready yet but it is pretty simple. 

Cut a piece of cardstock (bottom of your bag) 7 1/2 x 5
score each side at 1/2 and cut one side of the tab, fold in and glue. 

The dsp or cardstock for the sides of your bag are 6x12. You will need two this size. Place your sticky strip or other tape along one edge of the bottom and place around the bottom of your box starting in the middle on one small side. 

Decorate as you wish. It is easier to add the bottom border before attaching to the bottom of the box. 

Looking back, I think I would have added something along the top edge also.   The handles are almost 2 inches wide. Since this was ribbon they went on very easy.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Weekly Deals 4/14

I love the fact that Stampin' Up! gives us different products on sale each week, how about you? I can't wait to see what goes on sale each Tuesday. This week has some incredibly awesome deals!!

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Fingernail File holders

What an absolutely beautiful day here today! The last few have been getting warmer and warmer and after what seemed like never ending snow I am so glad to be able to drive and even put the windows down some!!!  With spring right around the corner, I am looking forward to getting time to create even more.

I was wanting some little items to handout and I was directed to Connie Stewarts blog where the directions for these adorable little finger nail file holders were.  They use very little paper and I found 24 packs of nail files at Walmart. The front of them are the regular ugly brown color but the back is an off white which worked well for what I wanted.

The cardstock colors used were limeade, island indigo, and melon mambo. The dsp papers are not SU but some that I had that I thought matched the cardstock nicely and said "spring" to me. 

You can see a video on Connies blog for these nail file holders. They go together very quickly. 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

More Sale~a~bration items? !

You probably have heard about SU discontinuing the blendability markers that were part of the sale a bration products you could get with your qualifying order. Well because of this, SU has added EVEN more sale~a~bration offerings. (some new ones were added the beginning of the month also)

What does this mean for you?  Well even if  you thought you had earned all the free products you wanted, there may be even more to get!! Who doesn't like FREE stuff? I know I do! 

Here are the items that have been added to the SAB choices. 

You can click on the photo to view the full size PDF. 

Don't you just love all those embossing folder choices? What an easy way to add so much to a card or project. 

Speaking of embossing folders, there are some on sale this week as part of SU's weekly deals!

While you are browsing be sure to check out the clearance rack for other items at deep discounts. 

Monday, March 16, 2015

Birthdays, birthdays, and more birthdays!

March is a busy month for birthdays! I have sent several cards to customers this month and have quite a few more coming up. My daughter has also been invited to some birthday parties which means I had some kids cards to make.  Leave it to Pinterest to find exactly what I needed!

Her first party was for a little boy in her class so I thought Ninja Turtles would be perfect! This card is pretty much cased completely from Pinterest.  However the link did not go back to a blog, just a bigger picture so I kind of had to guess what punches and things were used.  

Her second party this past weekend was for a little girl and although I had some little girl cards in my stash I had some scraps on my desk from some nail file holders I was making and put together this card kind of quickly. Actually I made 3 of them since they were quick so that I would have some extras for later.  A very cute stacked present card with some pretty ribbon to bring it altogether.  Little blurry photo, I snapped it right before leaving to drop her off. Maybe  I need to upgrade my phone? I have an iphone 4s and really like it and the size of it and am not particularly fond of the larger size so I have yet to upgrade. BUT my husband did get one and I must say his pictures are SO MUCH NICER than mine. 90% of all the pictures I take are with my phone and it would make sense to get a phone with a nicer camera but I am so scared I would break the thing.  Anyone with an iphone 6 that happens to be as clumsy as me?

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Project Life 2015 Week 1

I wanted to post my project life pages on the blog weekly but was a little behind getting some pictures printed to finish some layouts so although it is almost March, I am ready to show you some layouts. 

My layouts are pretty basic compared to many seen on the internet. There are a few reasons for that. First, I think it is more important that I try to stay as current as possible so that I do not fall too far behind and get discouraged. Also, I am helping beginners get started on project life and I like them to be able to see how easy it is and that it does not need to be time consuming. It literally takes me longer to upload my pictures to walgreens than it does to put my pages together. 

My title page for 2015. 
 The plan was for a family picture to go in the bottom left spot but since we have yet to get everyone together to get one, it will probably more than likely remain how it is. 

Week 1

My title page and week 1 layout uses mostly cards from BH Favorite things.  One of the things that I am really trying to get past this year is worrying about my handwriting. I hate my handwriting but if I have to computer journal or even type everything it will never get done. I did use the typewriter on the weekly little tags and plan to use it more.
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