Friday, February 28, 2014

Valentine's Day In Review - Part 2

As you can see, I've been in 'craft mode' recently.  The other Valentine's goodies I made can be found here.  So, once I finished all of the goodies for the kiddos, I started on goodies for the adults.   
Aren't these cute boxes?  And I couldn't believe how easy and quick they were.  I made 5 from one sheet of cardstock!  These were perfect little gifts to fill with chocolate and give to some of the staff at my daughter's school.  Very fun!  I was inspired by Julie - again! 

Below is the tag I made for my daughter's teacher.  She likes gummy bears, so we bought a bag and decided to play on the words - You're Beary Amazing.  

Valentine boxes:
Cardstock:  Real Red, Pretty In Pink, Very Vanilla, Sending Love Specialty DSP (retired)
Ink:  Real Red
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories:  Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon
Punches:  Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, 1-1/4" Scallop Circle, Modern Label, Small Heart

Gummy Bear Tag:
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Red Glimmer
Ink:  Early Espresso
Stamps:  Under the Stars (retired), You're Amazing
Punches:  Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Owl Builder (heart)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Valentine's Day In Review - Part 1

Wow!  I'm am SO behind on blogging!  I have so many fun things to share!  Where does the time go?   (Could it have gone to 2 kids, class field trips, class parties, getting ready for Valentine's Day etc.?) {smile}

I'll start with Valentine's Day - the treats above were part of the many goodies I gave to my kids along with my nieces and nephews.  I got the idea from Julie - I LOVE her ideas.  

Below are the goodies my daughter and I made for her class.  She's got 27 kids in there.  We had a fun time putting these together.  They were very easy and so cute!  Thank goodness for the Monster Hugs Valentines Kits.  (Sorry, they're no longer available.)

Here's how I did my daughter's hair for Valentine's Day.  She was so excited that it was shaped like a heart.  Thankfully, she let's me experiment with her hair A LOT.  Here's where this hairstyle came from.

Thanks for stopping by!  There's more to come!  

Cardstock: Summer Starfruit, Coastal Cabana
Accessories:  Monster Hugs Valentines

Friday, February 21, 2014

Bright & Cheery 'Window' Card

I finally dusted off some colors that I hadn't played with before.  The newest In Colors are a bit of a challenge for me to use so I dared myself to find a way to use the color Crisp Cantaloupe.  Thanks to my handy Color Coach, I saw the combination of Soft Suede and Crisp Cantaloupe that I knew I could work with.  I combined these colors with the one of the Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew Challenges for February.
  • CCREW0214CF - Catalog focus: punches!
    Stampin'Up! has so many great punches that make our cardmaking that much more fun. Use a punch or punches to create a window card.
Now a 'window' card can be interpreted MANY different ways, but since I'd recently come across a card in my craft room that I'd made a LONG time ago with the same layout, I decided to go with this kind of window card.
I have to admit, it bothers me that the flowers are not centered (perfectionist, I know) but it was intentional.  Actually, I was hoping they'd be more random on the squares, but I went with what I got.   I'm happy I dusted off the Crisp Cantaloupe...finally. 

Cardstock: Crisp Cantaloupe, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Soft Suede
Stamps: Secret Garden Express Yourself
Accessories:  Big Shot, Squares Collection Framelits Dies, Whisper White 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon
Punches: Punch Pack

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Stampin' Up! Language of Love Valentine

I always get inspired by looking at other people's cards.  I'm not sure how I came upon this card, but I loved the look AND the layout.   I figured it was the perfect time to ink up one of the new stamps sets that I received at the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference last month - Language of Love.  This was also a great card for my card classes to do - it's easy to duplicate.  

Not only is this a great Valentine's Day Card, but this card also fits in with one of the Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew Challenges for February.
  • CCREW0214SF- Scrapbook and More Focus: Random Acts of Kindness Day is February 17.   Send a RAK to someone this month after you share it with us. This can be anything!
I think this fits!  What do you think? 
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Champagne Glimmer Paper
Ink: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler
Stamps: Language of Love, Gorgeous Grunge, Express Yourself
Accessories:  Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Season of Style Washi Tape
Punches: Full Heart, Heart (retired), Banner Punch (SAB), 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch

Monday, February 3, 2014

Baby Shower Lambs

This sweet sheep/lamb is one of the most popular posts on my blog.  I was asked last week to make 175 of these for a baby shower and to make them appropriate for a boy.  Here's what I came up with!  


Here's part of the process of how I put them all together.  I shipped them flat (to be assembled later) so they would survive in the mail.  Do you like how I used my Tupperware divided dish to separate out the different pieces?  

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray , assorted colors of scrapsAccessories: Big Shot, Two Tags Die, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Punches: Scallop Circle, Large Oval, Boho Blossoms, Two-Step Owl (for nose), Word Window, Merry Minis Punch Pack
Extra: Googlie Eyes

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Beautiful and Easy Butterflies - Part 2

I took the card I posted yesterday and changed up the colors to make this bright and cheery card. 

The colors I used were inspired by one of the Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew Challenge for February.
  • (CCREW0214DF):  DSP/Color Focus: Watercolor Wonder designer papers or the colors: crushed curry, daffodil delight, gumball green, island indigo, smoky slate, tangerine tango and whisper white.
 Aren't these cards fun?  I love the way they both came out!  Which one is your favorite? 

Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Vellum
Ink: Smoky Slate, Island Indigo
Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Sweet Sentiments
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Rhinestones 
Punches: Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch


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