Friday, March 30, 2007

"Just for Fun"

I was so tired from making all those M&M wrappers that I wanted to make something just for fun. I found the pattern paper at Target the other day and it has an adhesive backing. How cool is that? They have about 5-6 different ones. I thought that the flower matched the paper pretty good. It was nice to just sit and relax and not have to stress about getting something done.

Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks, Simply Said, Canvas
Paper: Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Certainly celery, Non SU Pattern Paper
Ink: Basic Black, So Saffron
Accessories: SU Markers, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Celery SU Grosgrain Ribbon

This is the paper that I got from Target. They also have matching paper with out adhesive backing.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

"All Aboard"

I made 50 of these pull up M&M holders for a mom at Molly's preschool. Her son is having a Thomas The Train party. These are thank you gifts for these who come to the party. It is hard to see but on the red band I stamped Thank you from Cheery Chat in Real Red. You can see it in real life. It was just hard to get a good picture. She gave me the Thomas The Train stickers to put on the pull tag. They were a lot of work but I think they turned out great. Here are the directions for them.

24 inches of Ribbon (red)
7 X 3 ½ Brilliant Blue(back)
6 ½ X 3 ½ Brilliant Blue (front)
2 ½ X 7 Real Red(wrap around)
1 of 1 ¾ X 1 ¾ (stamped image)
2 X 2 (mat) (black)
Rectangle hole punch
¼ inch hole punch
Corner rounder
Score ½ inch from 3 sides. Two long and one short.
Round corners on top of back piece
Cut flaps to form a box
Punch ¼ inch hole in top of the piece you are using for the front
Tear the wrap around piece
Stamp on the 1 ¾ piece adhere to the mat
Use rectangle punch on 2 sides of the M&M’s (top and bottom)
Tie the ribbon from the bottom of the candy to the top of the candy and through the hole and tag so that the candy can be pulled from the box with out untying the ribbon.

Monday, March 26, 2007

"Pre-School Easter Treats"

I made these for Molly's pre school class. They are having an Easter Party on Thursday. These are "sour cream containers" Cut an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of cardstock into 4's (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) then stamp on the paper, roll lengthwise into a tube. (just like a toilet paper roll) then tape. Then squeeze one end shut, tape/glue inside and crimp. Squeeze other end shut in opposite direction tape/glue and crimp. That's it.

Stamps: All Wrapped Up Accessories
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Lovely Lilac, Cool Caribbean, Green Galore, Yo Yo Yellow, Only Orange, Real Red, Pixie Pink
Accessories: SU Grosgrain Ribbon, Jelly Beans, Crimper, Sticky Tape, Glue

I used sticky tape when I made it into the tube. For the ends I used Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive. I use this glue for EVERYTHING. I haven't used a tape runner since last August. I love this stuff. It dries in like 5 seconds and I don't go through as much as I did with the tape runners. A 2 oz bottle lasts me 3 months. You can get them at Target for $3.99. You have to try it.

"And The Winner Is......"

Dawn Mercedes! Woo Hoo! Dawn is the winner of my first blog candy give away. Yeah Dawn! I used the online random number selector and it picked number 11. Congratulations Dawn!

I am already thinking about what to do for the next blog candy. I am thinking about making a "Wick Original" If you are not familiar with my "Wick Originals" check out my SCS gallery or the photo gallery in my blog. It is in the right column marked "Wick Originals" Or you can click here. I love making them and people love getting them. LOL What do you think? Would you like to receive a "Wick Original"?

Thursday, March 22, 2007

"Blog Candy"

So, I dropped off my daughter at pre-school this morning and headed to Michael's. I was looking for the new acrylic stamps for $1 but my Michael's doesn't have them yet. Wah..... So, I picked up some stamps and two punches and these super cute little "contain it's" They are perfect for on the go stamping/scrapping. They fit brads and eyelets or what ever small embellishment you can fit. Perfect to throw in your crop bag or purse.
To enter to win this blog candy..... leave me a post and answer this question. "What is your favorite stamp set and why?" You have until Sunday March 25th at midnight Pacific time to enter to win. I will randomly select a winner and announce the winner at 9:00am Monday March 26th.

Monday, March 19, 2007

"Oops..... No Greeting Again!"

I was looking for a stamp set to make a card for my mom. I came across the DD Grapes set that I totally forgot I had. In fact, I have never used it. Anyway, I decided to make my mom a card tomorrow and make something with the Grapes set. I really love it in real life. In the scan it doesn't look as good. I Stamped some old olive vines and some eggplant grapes on the white cardstock. Then I stamped some more and cut them out. I also stamped some vines with artichoke. Then I sponged some olive on the edges and background of the card, then I sponged artichoke on the stamped background put some leaves and grape clusters on with dimensionals, added the brads and the ribbon. I also distressed the eggplant cardstock mat. I love how it turned out. But when I was admiring my card I noticed that I didn't have a greeting. In fact, I didn't even leave room for one. I seem to do that a lot. Oh well, It is so pretty I don't think anyone will notice. LOL
Stamps: DD Grapes (retired)
Paper: Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Olive Organdy Ribbon, Black Brads, Sponge, dimensionals, Paper Piercer, SU Cutter Tool, Matt Pack

Thursday, March 15, 2007

"Wild About This Set"

This is a card we made at my last stamp camp. I couldn't go because it was my daughters birthday so my demo brought me all the cards that they made. I didn't actually make this one but I would have had I been there. LOL I love it. I can't wait to re-create it later.
Stamps: Wild about you. (I don't know what the greeting is)
Paper: Garden Green, Old Olive, More Mustard, Whisper White
Ink: More Mustard, Really Rust
Accessories: Hemp Twine, distressing tool, dimensionals, Markers

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

"Very Punny Cards"

These are some cards that we made at our stamp camp. The layout was cased from starofmay on SCS. I forgot to put the cow on the pop dots so it is a little flat compared to the rest. I am making these as a set to give as gifts.
Stamps: Very Punny, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa, Tempting turquoise, Regal Rose, Real Red, Summer Sun, Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Lovely Lilac, Whisper White, SU designer paper
Ink: Basic Black, Close to Cocoa, Certainly Celery
Accessories: SU ribbon, Word Window, SU circle punches, Dimensionals, silver cord, white string

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

"An Apple A Day"

I colored this bucket of delicious apples with prisma colored pencils and blended them with gamsol and blending stumps. I love how it looks. I also like the color combo I used. I just realized that I didn't put a greeting on it though. Oh well, I guess I can do that when decide who to send it to.
Stamps: Give Thanks
Paper: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Hodgepodge Hardware, Red Gingham Ribbon, Black and Turquoise Grosgrain, Non SU ribbon, Prisma Colored Pencils, Gamsol, Blending Stumps

Monday, March 12, 2007

"Nugget Tag Treats"

My sister RaeAnn is a very wonderful and talented piano teacher. I made these for her to give to her students if they did a great job at their lessons. She owns a piano studio and teaches about 45 students. She also does weddings, funerals, etc... and contracts out musicians for events. She is awesome. I cut the ballet blue cardstock 5 1/8th by 1 1/2 and scored 2 inches from each side. The stamped the image on whisper white and punched it out with the small tag punch. Then punched out the large tag in basic black, glued them together and glued them to the ballet blue. I put a piece of tacky tape on the inside to secure the nugget and stapled the ribbon on to close it. Very simple and super cute.
Stamps: I Love Music (SU retired)
Paper: Ballet Blue, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Ballet Blue
Accessories: Hershey Nugget, Black Gingham Ribbon, Stapler, Tacky tape, Tag Punch, Small Tag Punch

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

"Pattern Paper Challenged"

I love pattern paper but I never use it. I really want to but I just can't. It isn't my style. I want it to be my style but I just can't figure it out. I see so many cute cards that use pattern paper but I can never figure out which stamps go with it. I know it must come easy to some people but not for me. I am pattern paper challenged. As soon as I saw this paper, I thought of the Nice and Easy Notes stamps. So I dusted off my set (and I mean dusted it off literally) and made this card. The ribbon looks a lot darker in the scan than in real life. I haven't used the Nice and Easy Notes set in forever. It was the very first set that I bought. I think I am going to have to start bringing out some oldies but goodies soon and put them to use. I seem to have a lot of old sets and retired ones that just sit and gather dust.
Stamps: Nice and Easy Notes, All Year Chear 2
Paper: Mellow Moss, non SU pattern paper
Ink: Basic Black, Mellow Moss
Accessories: Distress tool, Paper Piercer, Moss Organdy ribbon, Word Window, Hodgepodge Hardware Pewter Brads, SU markers Barly Banana, Mellow Moss, Pretty in Pink

Friday, March 02, 2007

"Birthday Goodie Bags"

This is what I made for Sarah's goodie bags to give to her friends. Sarah turned 6 today. I made altered mini scrapbooks, Hershey bar wrappers, RSVP pens, and bag toppers. I also got matching gift bags to put them in. I know they are going to love them. I am taking the girls to Build a Bear Workshop for the party. They can't wait. They all get to make a bear and get one item of clothing for the bear.

Stamps: girlfriends, seeing spots, pocket fun, noteworthy, headline alphabet
Paper: lovely lilac, lavender lace, pink passion, pretty in pink, green galore, gable green, whisper white
Ink: lavender lace, green galore, pink passion, basic black
Accessories: mini scrapbook, SU and non SU ribbon, stamp-a-ma-jig, stickles, SU markers, Mega scallop oval, CM cutting tools, Hershey bar, crimper, RSVP pen, address label, tacky tape, heat gun, micro beads, small SU cello bag, vintage brads, m&m's

Thursday, March 01, 2007

"Cookies Anyone?"

My daughter Sarah turns "6" Friday and she wanted to bring treats for her class. She isn't the cupcake kind of girl but she loves cookies. So, I bought cookies. Then I thought, how can I jazz up the cookies and make it into a craft. I went to Walmart and bought these CD/DVD envelopes. They are in the envelope isle. 25 of them for $2.47. I am not crazy about their so called "Bold" colors because they look pretty washed out to me. I punched some "similar" colored SU cardstock with the Giga scallop punch. Then found some matching pattern paper and punched out some Mega scallop circles. Glued them together and glued them to the CD/DVD envelope. Then printed out "From Sarah" on the computer and punched them out with my circle punch and punched out matching mats with the larger circle punch. Glued them on and stuffed the envelopes with the cookies and called it done. I think they turned out cute.
Paper: Real Red, Yo Yo Yellow, Only Orange, Brilliant Blue, Glorious Green