Sunday, May 31, 2009

Purse-onally Perfect Notes Now Available for Sale, $3.95

It's done! All 39 pages!
This 39 page tutorial contains step by step cutting instructions and color photos for completing the Purse-onally Perfect purse and all 4 note cards.

This is a pattern and instruction tutorial, not a class planner. Please refer to my Tutorials for Sale page for my Policy on Teaching my projects for Classes.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Sneak Peek

Here is a one photo sneaky peeky of my upcoming tutorial using the Urban Oasis DSP and the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set. I'm still working on it so look for it early next week ☺

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Graduation Favors

Crazy busy week as I prepare graduation favors for a party on Saturday and teacher gifts for next week. My Mother in Law is here this week cooking up a storm in the kitchen and I feel all off schedule...grrrrr! This is one of those times I wish I had made a few things ahead of's not like I didn't know the end of the school year was coming!! But at least my freezer will be full of yummy Greek food from YiaYia ☺

Hershey Nugget graduation candies. I used the 1 3/8" Square Punch, Silver Brads and got the instructions for the tassle on You Tube.

OK...this is a FAB-O idea!!!!!!!!!! I got this from Monica at Add A Litle Dazzle.
Super easy and such a WOW!! You'll need the Pillow Box die cut and the Big Shot and a 5x7 photograph. It's so easy and comes out perfect. I manipulated my photo to add the graduation information on the back side and had them printed. The only bad thing is you need a 5x7 as a 4x6 is too small, and it's a little more expensive. I can't wait to take them to the party!!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Pun Fun Cups

I seem to be in a mood to stamp with cups...ever do things like that? It all started when I saw this very simple card here made with one single cup. I wish I had that stamp but it isn't Stampin' Up! so I can't have it ☺ I think I did OK with what I have!

All 4 together. I'll package them up and use them for one of the 9 teacher gifts I still have to make next week. Why do anything ahead of time when you can procrastinate? I do my best work at the 11th hour!
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Sweet Slumber Specialty DSP
Stamp Set: Pun Fun
Accessories: Top Note Die Cut, Big Shot!!! (you soooo need one of these!) SAB Ribbon that better be in the new catalog!, Heart to Heart Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals
Cardstock: BajaBreeze, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Sweet Slumber Specialty DSP
Stamp Sets: Pun Fun, Thank You Kindly
Accessories: Heart To Heart Punch, Large Oval Punch, Coluzzle Oval Cutting system Corner Rounder
Cardstock: So Saffron, Sweet Slumber DSP
Stamp Sets: Pun Fun, thank You Kindly
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Paper Piercing Tools & Mat, SAB Ribbon that better be in the new catalog!, Heart To Heart Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals
So...are you ready for some more stamping fun? I'm working on my next tutorial!
Think summer floral... very feminine... designer hand bags... maybe even a Coach bag....curious?
You're going to love this one!
Stay tuned!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sip By Sip Round 2

I'm still working with the Sip By Sip stamp set. There are parts of this set that I love...well basically the cups...and I am bound and determined to use this set! It is one of those sets that every card looks alike with, so I'll keep working on it. ☺

I loved this card when I saw it on SCS, so I copied it :o)
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Whisper White, Rose Red DSP, Chocolate Chip DSP
Stamp Set: Sip By Sip
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Paper Poking stuff, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Rose Red & Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Markers
I liked the lay out of this card, so I borrow it from SCS also.
Cardstock: So Saffron. Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Sweet Slumber DSP
Stamp Set: Sip By Sip
Accessories: 1 1/4" Square Punch, 1 3/8" Square Punch, Top Note Die Cut and the Big Shot!!!, BajaBreeze Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Pastels...I know! I haven't used them in years.
The Beatles Concert
Benjamin channeling his inner John Lennon for the Heritage Middle School band concert last night. Everyone was dressed like the Beatles from tie-die hippie to the skinny black pants and ties.
During the7th and 8th grade band transitions, Mr. Davis asked Benjamin, Hailey and Samantha to perform their First Place Winning Flute Trio. It was every bit as impressive this time as it was at Festival!!

And who else would lead a Beetles Concert but Sgt. Pepper himself, the amazingly talented Mr. Davis!

I've received a few more blogging awards!

These two are from Sue at Sue's Stampin' Designs...thank you Sue!

This one is from Dawn at Dawn's Craft Place

Thank you Dawn!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Funky Wedding Colors

I'm not sure what rolls through some brides heads....seriously, Apricot Appeal, Pale Plum, Kiwi Kiss and Chocolate Chip ????????? It definitely does not translate well on paper! I've got a few more things to try before I decide to take it on.
It's been busy around here! I finished up my big assignment that I can't share until August. My sister Kerry and her son have been here this week for the state track meet. Man, can that kid ever jump hurdles! Looks painful ;o) Baseball season is still in full swing with my Nicholas and end of the year activities and field trips are taking up my stamping time! Plus the yard project, oh my!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Triple Cupcakes!

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Pirouette Pink, Old Olive, Whisper White
Stamp Set: Wagon Full of Fun, On Your Birthday
Accessories: Big Shot!!! Top Note Die Cut, Scallops Die Cut, Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, Paper Piercing Took, Coluzzle, Stampin' Dimensionals, Various Stampin' Write Markers, Pink Pirouette Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

I've been given the Lemonade Stand Blogging Award by Tee and from Pat (who didn't leave her blog address) and Tonya. Thank you ladies!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Stamp Club Thank You Notes

Thank you notes for the Stamp Club girls. Just a plain old pocket card front with an insert!

Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Stamp Sets: Oval All, Flight of the Butterfly
Accessories: Big Shot!!!, Top Note die cut, Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Oval Punch, Oval Scalloped Punch. paper clip and Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon

Mother's Day was grand with all my guys! They go out of their way to make it a special day. It's always fun and I really appreciate them! I love it when George takes them shopping and they pick out what they think I will love...and I do!

This is one of the things that has been cutting into my stamping time!!! We are working on our yard. When we moved in 1-1/2 years ago they had planted every ugly plant and sticker bush in the world! We've pulled it all out (my Band-Aid bill will go down!) and are replanting more family friendly things! Why is that every ball lands in a bush or a plant???

First off we put in 4 three year old trees along one side of the back yard. We were going to get smaller ones but these guys needed to be planted and were calling our name...take me hear 'em? Until we win the lottery and put the pool in, the rest will wait a bit. Now we are on to the front yard. It's going to be pretty. More pictures when it's done!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Stamp Club for May

Stamp Club Ladies I'm sorry to post this so late in the week. It's been a crazy one to say the least! These are the 4 projects we will be making at our May Flower Fest.

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Apricot Appeal, Rose Red, Pretty In Pink, Old Olive and Candy Lane DSP

Stamp Set: Oval All

Accessories: Large Oval, Scallop Oval, Boho Blossoms, 5-Flower Petal and Trio Flower Punches, Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Rectangle Punch, Paper Piercing tool & mat, Pumpkin Pie Corduroy Buttons, Sizzlets Flowers Die Cuts and the Big Shot

Flower Pot Pocket Card ala Lorri Heiling. She sent one to me a while back and I just love it! I found a tutorial for the card by Stephanie Luman. I'm sure there are several out there but this is the one I used.

Flight of the Butterfly Card sorta cased from the fab Nancy Riley.

Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Parisian Breeze DSP
Stamp Set: Flight of the Butterfly
Accesories: Flower Fusion Too, Horizontal Slot Punch, 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon
Faux Alligator SkinWristlet. Kits available from Gretchen Barron.
I'm not going to list any ingredients on this one, please visit Gretchen's blog!
Flower Fancy Card
Cardstock: So Saffron, Whisper White, Sweet Slumber DSP
Stamp Sets: Flower Fancy
Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, So Saffron Striped Grosgrain

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

More Mother's Day Cards

I think this is the last of the Mother's Day cards I need to make. I hope so because I need to have them all in the mail tomorrow! This one is for a great friend.

Cardstock: Old Olive, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Bella Rose DSP
Stamp Set: All Holiday
Accessories: The beautiful Accents & Elements Fleurettes, Little Leaves die-cut, Big Shot, Stampin' Write Markers and a pearl from the Pretties Kit

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Hanging Around!

While I was playing with the Stationery Set for Stamp Club a week ago, I had several size pockets made trying to decide what to use. This was one of the left over pockets so I turned it into a door knob hanger!
I know these door hangers are all over SCS and other blogs, but this is how I made mine.

The hanger is 8-1/2" x 4-1/4". Cut a circle in it with the new Circle Scissor.

Pocket size is 6" x 4". Score two short sides and one long side of the pocket at 1/2" and 1". Scallop Edge the top (long side without the scoring) for a decorative trim.

Embellish as desired!

I've been gotting lots and lots of photos from friends who have completed my tutorials. I'm so glad you are enjoying them and I LOVE to see the photos! I'm trying to post as many as I can so everyone can see, but unfortunately I have to post other things too.

Today's Tote-ally Awesome tote was made by Kim Jawnyj using the Bugs & Kisses stamp set.

Thank you Sherri from Roses in My Heart for the Lemonade Stand blogging award!