Saturday, September 18, 2010

school is cool pencil made of rolos

Check out this cool "pencil" I made for my son's teacher! It uses a base of a package of Rolos candy. Just cover the candy with a piece of summer sun paper that was cut to 4.5 x 3.5 and then scored every .5 inches. Then I added a 3/4' x 3.5 piece of pink at the top for the eraser. The gold band is made using a gold paint pen. easy peasy and oh, so cute!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Whitesboro, NY Shoebox Swap card

This is the project that I brought as my shoebox project to the Whitesboro, NY gathering. For those of you not familar, a shoebox project is one where you pre-design and pre-cut all the materials for everyone in attendance to make your project. All the supplies then get packed up (usually is a box, sometimes even a shoebox) and brought to the venue for everyone to share projects. Hence, the term Shoebox project. Anywho..... This is a stairstep card and while it looks a bit complicated it really isn't. I had precut and scored all the card bases (there were boy and girl kit choices). The participants in the shoebox gathering just had to shade the ink, punch the decorative pieces and assemble the project. This idea is NOT my original idea. I first saw it here on Jackie Topa's blog. All the instructions for the card base cut and folds are there and possibly a video as well. Thank you Jackie Topa for sharing!

Whitesboro, NY shoebox swap 9/11/10

We had a GREAT time at the Whitesboro, NY gathering yesterday (9/11/10). Thanks to Nancy and Meg for being such good hostesses! The first picture I like to call Jesus Loves Me! This life sized statue was in the corner of the room the whole day and for anyone that knows me..... you know he was there to keep an eye on me so I didn't get too crazy, lol. Here is a group shot of the room from mine and Jesus' vantage point. There were 8 tables set up for our shoebox projects. We each had a list of the 30 shoebox projects and rotated around to the different tables until we had completed them all (or as many as we could before we had to pack up so mass could start upstairs)

Another room view. Yep, I appear taller in this pic.... I was standing on a chair :)
Here is a shot of some of the girls at the "after party" in the rubber room. After a little, shopping, we returned to my house to finish each other's shoebox projects, order some dinner, chat and laugh and as my husband put it this morning "just drink lots of water, lol". The girls also pumped out 100, yes 100! cards for the troops as the return home from duty. This is done under a program called Operation Welcome Home.

Here's a shot of some of the pile of the Operation Welcome Home cards. Thanks to Arlene for providing and pre-cutting all the materials.
It was another great day of stamping with friends. Can't wait to do it again!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Gettin' Twisted Swap Card

I've been at it again.... This is the swap I'll be bringing to the CNY Whitesboro Gathering tomorrow (9/11/10). You can see my other "contenders" in the posts below. I opted for this one as I've had this rubbernecker doggie for a while and never used it. He didn't come with the "drops", just the hydrant. His "drops" are water splashes from another set (Just so Hippy, I believe).
I created the grass with my watercolor pen and ink, stamped the grass tufts and the tree is from SU's Forest Friends Set. The clouds were made using my cloud template (love that thing). I also used my movers and shapers curly label die to cut the red mat so that my punched sentiment would fit inside. The die also gives a nice pierced look. I hope you can click on the image to see it larger and read the sentiment. If not, the front reads "Treat stressful situations like a dog"....

Inside reads: "If you can't eat it or hump it, piss on it and walk away" :)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Gettin' Twisted again...

Here is another one of my "twisted/humor" swap possibilities that didn't make the cut. Actually, I made 17 of this one and then decided it just wasn't twisted enough...the girls expect more from me, lol. It features shoes/boots from various Stampin' Up! sets I have. The sentiment is not from Stampin' Up! Unfortunately, I can't remember it's maker...maybe hambo or rubbernecker? The card above was posted directly to my facebook, but not on my blog, so I thought I'd add it here too. I love twisted cards - they have inspired me to make cards again!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Gettin' Twisted

Next weekend several of us stampers from Central NY and surrounding areas are getting together for a shoebox swap. One of the swaps (the one that somehow I got chosen to oversee, lol) is the Twisted/Humor Swap. This is the first card idea I came up with. This one didn't end up making the cut... While I loved the humor of it, I just wasn't so happy with the visual appearance of the card.

Inside the card reads: It's your birthday, party your panties off!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

2010 Holiday Mini is here!

Whoo Hoo! The Holiday Mini is finally here. Click on the picture above to see a PDF version of this great new mini. If you'd like your own copy and didn't receive one in the mail from me, just let me know and I'll be sure to get you one. I can't wait to use that new santa stamp that you see on the cover! There is also a new Big Shot Die that I can't wait to get my hands on... see the scallop border thing around the red box... yep, it's a die cut! It's gonna be great for my new scrapbooking club too!!!

Don't drink the water......

As many of you know, there are a bunch of stampers in the Central New York area, that gather frequently to swap and share shoebox projects. Apparently, at one of these gatherings a number of gals "drank the water" as this summer brought 4 new babies to our "family"! 3 boys and 1 girl have recently been welcomed into the CNY stampers brood. These are the cards I made for them. Congrats to Kris, Jenn, Kristen and Andrea on your beautiful new bundles of joy!

Thanks for stopping by today. Enjoy the rest of this beautiful summer we're having!