Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Teacher's Gift for a man

This is a Teacher's Gift that I made for my oldest son's teacher. He was a great teacher, but a male - and they are so hard to "create" for! I found this large pencil holder (each panel measures 4 x 6). I filled it with snacks and wrapped it in cellophane for giving. Hope he liked it.
ETA: I purchased the clear acrylic pencil holder at where else.... Wal-Mart! It was in the section with the frames.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Happy Graduation Cards

Here are some graduation cards I made. The first one is for a H.S. graduate that wants to open up his own barber shop. It's in his school colors. I downloaded the shears image from the internet.
The second card is one that I made for my 6th grader who graduated to Middle School. It's in his school colors and came together very quickly. I was grabbing some scraps in his colors and found a sheet of Night of Navy that had 2 stars punched out of it. I punched one more star and cut it to size then layered it on top of a real red piece. Simple and quick, but cute I think!

Monday, June 22, 2009

fathers day treat

DH was desperate for a gift for his dad and decided on an Arch Card as his dad goes to McD's everyday for a soda while he reads the paper. I hadn't made a card for him as I'm pretty sure that DH specifially said not to, but that's another story.... When I needed a way to present the gift card, I thought red and yellow (new crushed curry to be exact). Then, my thoughts turned to McD's and what else.... french fries! I had the template for this fry box and decided to give it a whirl. I printed the template onto a piece of real red, cut it out and taped it together - easy peasy! Then to bring in some of the yellow (crushed curry). I used my word window along the straight edge of a piece of paper and cut random widths and angles and attached them to a piece of scrap paper, then inside the box. The gift card is in the bag of chocolates inside the fry box. He seemed to like it and my kids were impressed :)

Friday, June 19, 2009

My baby is 9 today!

Here's my little man last fall during football awards. He received the Scholastic All American award for having a 96 GPA. (Must get his brains from me, lol) I guess I have been bad about getting pictures lately if this is the most recent one I can find on my computer! I can't believe that he's 9 already - wow, where does the time go and how is it that I weigh more today than I did 9 years ago today?!? LOL, Damn baby weight :)

Tyler definately has his mom's silly sense of humor and he's my wise guy. It's weird, he looks just like DH, but acts just like me :) T-Man, we love you bud - keep smiling and have a great bday! I am taking a bunch of his friends on my dad's bus to a syracuse sky chief's baseball game later tonight. I have to go by myself as DH and my older son have a little league play off game - wish me luck!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Stampin' Up! Country Living Summer Cookout Kit

This summer, Stamin' Up! has partnered with Country Living magazine to create a unique craft kit, which they will feature in their July 2009 issue. You Can click on the picture at left to see a bigger picture!

You will love how it can help you create special memories with a fun and convenient, coordinated summer barbeque!
Item # 118070
Country Living Summer Cookout Kit
Price: $24.95

The exclusive Country Living Summer Cookout Kit includes the following products:
8 die-cut table tents (2 each of 4 colors)
Die-cut components, bamboo skewers, and envelopes to create 8 shish kabob invitations
12 die-cut coasters (3 each of 4 colors)
16 die-cut tags (4 each of 4 colors)
24 12" x 12" printed food wrapper sheets (12 each of 2 colors)
4 printed recipe cards
5 yards linen thread
Ruby Red Classic Stampin' Spot
Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Spot
Dig In stamp set (item number 116700)
Note: the kit does not include tablecloths, plates, or flatware.

How fun is that?!?

Sunday, June 14, 2009

kiwi kiss butterfly

This is a quick card I made while friends were over. It features the butterfly die from stampin up which I don't own, so I took advantage of it while it was here. Gotta be short, my laptop battery is running low and of course because I'm on the computer where I can be seen, everyone in my household "needs" me right now!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Cheers to you dad!

This month's DIVA hostess wanted to make a gift card holder. I looked for something a bit different that I hadn't shown them before (they are getting quite accomplished!) I hope they have fun making this one tonight at DIVA club. I know not all dads drink as heavily as mine... lol, just kiddin' dad :) , but the images can be changed up to suit your dad, or grad, or mom, or sister, or teacher, or - well, you get the idea! Have a great weekend and don't forget to make something for father's day!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Coach

Here's a card for Cullen's head baseball coach. The team is surprising him with a cake, so I made a card that the whole team could sign for him. His name is embossed on the back. I was blurfing (blog surfing) and was inspired by my friend, Renee's card. I remembered... "Hey, I have that stamp!" The t-shirt is a stamp that I got at the Expo last year and his made by too much fun rubber stamps. They have so many really fun things! I colored in the "trim" with my SU gel pen, and hit the highlight areas with a red marker to give the shirt some dimension. Coach is embossed with white. The baseball glove and ball are from a retired SU set called sporting goods, which I don't think I will EVER part with - it sure does come in handy, lol!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

2009 Stampin' Up! In-Colors

Well, probably most everyone has seen these by now (sorry, I'm a little behind on my blogging). These will be the 6 new In-Colors in the Stampin' Up! Catalog that goes live on July 1st. I have placed my pre-order, but opted out of the $50 overnight shipping charge and therefore, got put in the back of the line so to speak for shipping. I just got notice yesterday that part of my order has shipped and should be here on monday (the 15th). Once I get some of these new papers, I can make some cards and show off the colors on my blog. Until then, Dawn has allowed us to use this picture from her blog to show the new colors (she musta shelled out the 50 beans!). If you'd like to see some comparison photos of how the new in colors fit in with the current 48 colors, she has them posted on her blog here.

Thanks to Dawn and other demo's who have gotten some of their pre-order stuff, we can all have a little sneak peak of what's to come! For the first time ever, we will also be getting MARKERS to coordinate with the new in-colors!! From what I've seen of the new hostess sets, I will be busy with parties this year too!