Friday, October 24, 2008

lots of pieces.....

Here's what I've been busy with for the last 3 hours! It's alot of pieces.... any guess what they could be for?

Isn't the girl cute? She's from DeNami Stamps and so is the sentiment on the other oval. I don't think my coluzzle has ever had such a workout!! Thanks for stopping in! I'll post the finished product at a later date... tease!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

think pink! Projects for Breast Cancer Awareness

Good morning! Today's card is the last project for Stamp Camp on Wednesday. This month we're going PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness month and all projects will feature pink. 10% of all sales for the day will be donated by me to Breast Cancer Research. This card uses pink pirouette and pretty in pink cardstock and some of the cute, cute Georgia Peach designer paper. I wanted to do something a little special for this card, so I made it into a bookmark card so the receipient has something to hold onto afterward. The top corner piece is actually a bookmark the sets on the top corner of a book (or a card). The stamps used here are all from the Flight of the Butterfly set that is in the new catalog as well as the catalog sampler. You can earn this set for free until November 30th with a $350 order.
If you missed the sign ups for this month's stamp camp (it filled up FAST), check back in a week or so as I'll be setting the date for November's Stamp camp. If you are not on my email list and would like email notification of upcoming events, please send me an email requesting that I add your name! Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

October Diva Club

I apologize in advance for the bad pictures - I hate to even post pictures on my blog lately as I still haven't gotten a new camera yet. But you'll get the idea anyway.

These are the technique cards for Diva Club on Friday. We will be doing reverse masking and sparkle plenty. See this post for more info on what a Diva Club is or type Diva into the search bar in the upper left hand corner!
This is the full card we will make using one of our newly learned techniques. Here, I've used the reverse masking to do the oval behind the scarecrow.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

You're a Star....... Gayla!!!

Congratulations Gayla!!! You're a star and the winner of the first Rubber Room Challenge. This is the card that received the most votes. Gayla will receive a hand crafted prize from me! This card and the other cards for this challenge will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Thanks for voting and thanks for playing!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Diorama Card for Baby Gavin

This is a horrible picture of a really cute diorama card I made for friends of ours who had a baby boy. She is a new stamper, so I really think she'll like this. Do you like it Julie? I used the Nursery Necessities set. Just above is name on the farthest back layer (the blue one) is a word window with the words "it's a boy" The "water" was made by cutting one piece and tearing another piece of bashful blue and direct to paper inking. DTP (Direct to paper) is when you take your ink pad and rub it directly on your paper. Here's the instructions for a diorama card:

--Cut your back and front pieces to 8 1/2 x 3 and score 2" in from each side
--Cut one middle piece that's 6 1/2 x 3 and score 1" in from each side.
--Using a punch (I used the curly label punch), line the edge of the punch up with the right score line on the middle and the front pieces, then move the punch to the left score line and do the same. Make sure your punch is pushed in all the way to the top so your punches are consistent. Punch out the connecting piece.
--Decorate your pieces.
--Adhere them together by putting adhesive first on the 1" flaps of the middle piece and attaching them to the bottom flaps, which come up. Then apply adhesive to the 2" score flaps on the top piece and adhere to the outside of the bottom flaps.
--The card will fold flat for mailing. You'll need a longer than normal envelope... (3 3/4 x 7 1/2). It's a little bit longer than a check envelope. If you need more info - here's a link to the splitcoast tutorial which has pictures....

another wedding card using together forever

Hi everyone! TGIF, huh?! Here's a quick card I made for a wedding DH and I are going to tomorrow night. I usually try to make their card out of pieces of their wedding invitation, but I can't find this one. (We've had 3 weddings in the last month). So, I got out the trusty together forever set and whipped this up. I already had the togther forever embossed on the vellum, so that's where I started. Then, I found this piece of already cut really rust from a bridal shower card I had made for anther wedding. Well, before you know it, this card emerged. The very vanilla layer is cuttlebugged (well, sorta). I wanted to try the cuttlebug folder in my new big shot. I used tab 3 on the multi-purpose platform and then the cb folder with paper in it, then the crease pad and the cutting pad. It didn't "feel" like it was working, but it embossed just fine! Thanks for stoppin' in!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

BIrthday gift in a box in a bag!

This is a birthday gift for a co-worker who also stamps! She is always making little lists, so I thought a little top note-book would get some use and then she wouldn't have to worry about the post it notes fallung off her classes case anymore... LOL!

The note book is made using the new Top Note Die from Stampin UP! I just moved the chipboard over so it wouldn't cut the curve on the binding side (or you could cut it off later). I adhered patterened paper to both sides of some cardboard I had lying around (think cereal boxes) and then ran it through the big shot - cut like butter!! Then I cut some copy paper down to size and rounded the corners to give it more of a finished look and punched everything with my Bind it All. Hint: Attach the ribbon AFTER you punch the holes with the BIA - ask me how I know!

Then inside I decorated a little bit and put in a little pocket on the front cover for her present (a gift card to SU). And, she can tuck her post it notes in here later :) Then it needed a pretty presentation, so I made a matching RSVP pen and bog in a box. I'll come back later and post a link with directions for the bag in a box. Gotta get to work right now (and give her her present) Thanks for stopping in!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

You're a Star WCMD Challenge - Votes Needed!

We had such a good time in the rubber room on World Card Making Day! I had a challenge set up in the back room (the dancing room as some stampers have named it). The challenge was to make a card with limited supplies using the In the stars stamp set and punches. The girls were told that their creations would be posted here on my blog (and also here on SCS). The card that gets the most votes here on my blog is declared the "Star of the Day" and gets a wonderful hand stamped gift from me! Didn't they do a FABULOUS job?!?
So please take a closer look at the cards and vote for your favorite! I'll post the winner on next Sunday, the 12th! All cards made in this rubber room challenge (watch for more) will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Vote by Number!
1. Olive and blue may all your dreams come true card
2. Pink and brown May all your Dreams come true card
3. Blue with orange may all your dreams come true card
4. HOT pink and purple, twinkle, twinkle little star card
5. Artichoke, olive and brown from the heart card
Great Job and Good Luck Gals!!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Do you Want to Franenstein?

what did you say.... I said do you want to frankenstein? frank en stein, frank, frank en stein! LOL! I'm sure no-one but me and my old college buddies get this! It's a little beer drinking song we used to sing :) Anyone know the next verse? Maybe I'll share it with you some other time!

Sorry my pictures are so crappy lately, something happened to my camera settings and I can't get my macro back:(

Anyway, I finally got my top note big shot die and I'd seen lots of these little frankies all over SCS and wanted to try one as soon as I got it! These will be door prizes for my upcoming open house (if I can bear to part with them). The have an incentive stamp and some ribbon inside. Aren't they the cutest things ever? Thanks for poppin in! Sing along with me if you know the next verse! I'm sitting here giggling to myself... I need sleep!!