Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Here's the redo with the coconuts. HELLO! How could I miss that!
And to tie it all together, how about a picture of the "inspiration" room:
This frame was made for a friend of ours who are expecting a little baby boy in February! The nursery theme is Jungle, so I thought I would make a different type of frame to match the decor. The usual frames I make are traditional blues and silvers for boys. I think I like this one the best! Haha! To really make it a baby frame, I added a rattle charm and pacifier charm and attached them to the monkeys. I had to draw the palm trees because I don't have anything that would fit. Everything I have is too small. I used my white pen to add a little detail on the trees. I just remembered that I forgot to add coconuts to the tops of the trees! Ooops! I'll have to add them later!
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Make something different than a card today!
Monday, January 19, 2009
This first card uses last year's Scrap Pack Hostess Level 1 item. The roses are from Kitchen
Sink Stamps. The sentiment is from Fancy Flexible Phrases.
This last card was also made using the prints pack. I used half pearls from the Pretties Kit by SU!. The hydrangea and pot are from Kitchen Sink Stamps. I had not been using this set very often, so I thought I would pull it out. I'm quite satisfied at the outcome. What do you think???
Saturday, January 17, 2009
For those of you who don't know me very well, I work at Starbucks part time. My husband works there as well part time for some extra money. He's a teacher by day, and a barista by night! I stay at home all day, and work on the weekends as a Barista. The store manager that hired both of us is leaving our store to go to a closer store to her home. My husband wanted me to make her something special. This past spring, I made her wedding favors. The eggplant and saffron 2-5-7-10 boxes. So, we decided that I would make her a clipboard to help keep her organized. This is what I created.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Today I decided to do a challenge. I look at them daily and I end up not doing them. But today's challenge caught my eye. We had to use a color combo from a website that we frequent for color inspiration. I get weekly color combos from Kristina Werner's blog, but no where else. So, Julia, the hostess of the challenge, uses Kuler as a guide. And let me tell you, you won't go wrong going to this site! I chose Zen and Tea combo. So, to me, the colors translated to SU! colors are: Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Mellow Moss, Not Quite Navy or Night of Navy, and Sage Shadow or Going Gray. I used Not Quite Navy and Sage Shadow. I thought these colors went well with Certainly Celery, Mellow Moss and Whisper White!
The stamp set is Artfully Asian. When I picked the color combo, I knew that I wanted a calm stamp, and I feel like I achieved that with Artfully Asian. I'm so glad I bought that set! I love it! The bottom layer that has the sentiment was cut with decorative scallop scissors, and then I used a 1/8" hole punch. The rest of the circles was done using Classic Large Circle nestabilities. I sponged the edges with Not Quite Navy. The white ink is White Craft and I just let it dry. I didn't emboss it. The paper piercing was done using a circle template. I needed to add some more elements besides paper, so in came the buttons! I used two different buttons, and since I couldn't find a large white button, I took a jumbo brad and painted it white. Serves the same purpose!
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Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Let me start off by saying that I am really bad about thank you cards. I start out making them, and then never finish them. Or, they get made, even the message is written inside, and then they never get mailed. I really don't know what my hang up is with thank you cards! Those and Sympathy cards. I can't do those either. I never know what to say in sympathy cards. It's not really like you can say you know what it's like, or know what that person is feeling.
Anyway, off track! So, I decided to make some thank you notes for my friends and family. I still have a few more to make, as I forgot some people. Not surprising, given that our holiday was absolutely CRAZY!
So, this evening I started thinking about the design. What stamp set would I use? What could I add to it to make it a card, and make it good. I grabbed the Bubble Cuttlebug folder and Lovely As A Tree stamp, along with my Many Thanks. I think that's actually the most used stamp I have. I keep it in front of me on my desk at all times. And after looking at the white paper, I decided to make it stand vertically instead of horizontall. I also used some Shimmerz from My Favorite Things on the snow to make it shimmery. This bottle, along with two others, came from my friend Karolyn! If you would like to be truly inspired, go to her website! Scroll down on my blog until you get to her name, Karolyn Loncon and take a peek! Cute, cute stuff!!!!
All right, I'm falling asleep!
Good night everyone!
Dream about stamps! Hopefully I will too!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
I truly love these two pages. This is my true scrapping style. It only took two other pages (above) for it to come out! I drew the pumpkins for the wagon title, made the wagons out of paper, and the tires are actually the smallest circle nestibilities (I never spell this right!) with brads for the metal rims. I also drew the pumpkins in the top page under Olivia's picture, and the pumpkin that I journaled on. The leaves are from Fall Whimsy (SU!).
And that's it so far!
Sunday, January 4, 2009
I received this Scrabble frame as a Christmas gift from the family who I babysit for. The mother had asked me several months ago to give her a list of "favorites" and things about our family. Of course, living in a cloud, I had no idea what she was doing! Needless to say, I was very surprised when I opened this! This is such a wonderful personalized gift! She used an actual playing board and used Sticky Strip to adhere all the letters. I can't believe that she found a frame that's just the right size!
So, here's another idea, if you have the time for it, for a gift for someone special!
Have a great day!
Thursday, January 1, 2009
I finally had some time to get into my craft room and create! YEAY! I've been really missing my desk and all my stuff! But, when your whole family gets the flu and Christmas comes around, there's not much time to sit and play! Our family exchanges gifts with some of our extended family on New Years Day because it's less chaotic and my parents always have a New Years Day party at their house, so it's an extra day to look forward to!
Every year I try to make things for my cousins and aunt because I know that they really like my stuff. At least, that's what they tell me! Haha! So, last year they got a set of Christmas cards and coasters, and a block with pictures. I will NEVER make those blocks again! There's a reason why photos should NOT be bent! Anyway, this year is no different. I had to create something cool that they could use, because they are all busy and need something that's efficient and useful. Not that a set of cards isn't, but I wanted to do something different. So, I had my mom drink the rest of her Starbucks Frappucino's and save me the bottles. I still have a few to finish up, but here are a couple that I made. I received the gingerbread man as a gift from Virtual Stamp Night. I LOVE this little guy! He's just SO cute! I tried to make the bottles completely different. That's hard when it's 1am on New Year's Eve!!!!
For the jars of candy, the paper is all from The Christmas Stack from a few years ago. I used an oval nestibility for the middle and a circle nestibility for the lid and then cut to size. The pink tree is from Lovely As A Tree by SU!. On that jar, I stamped some snowflakes with versamark and then clear ep. and then embossed. I painted that ArmorEtch all over it and let it dry. I think I shoudl have put another layer on top. Oh well! The sparkly red on the gingerbread men is red stickles. The snowflake and some of the rhinestones on the blue jar are also from My Favorite Things. It was a special that they were having and I knew that I would use those snowflakes! They are perfect for this!!!!
Have a wonderful New Year! I hope you all have a happy, healthy and wonderful 2009!