Friday, August 29, 2008

Cards for silent auction

I made some cards for a silent auction that will be held in late Septmeber. Here are a couple of them. I kept them fairly simple-per requested by the person who asked me to make them. I like how they came out. PS sorry for the glare on the plastic. I had already put them in the cello bags to keep them nice and neat for the auction before I took the pictures.

Here is the bird I love. I love using him for so many different cards. It's a very versitile little bird.

I love this set. It's not in the catalog this time but it is still available to purchase. Sad it isn't in the catalog, it's so pretty. The hummingbird is embossed then cut out and watercolored. I copied this card idea from Pam-HI PAM! She did a card similar to this for a card swap one month. There's nothing wrong with copying.

Thanks for looking, see you Monday!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Logan stamping and more!

Logan made 5 cards the other day. I had an order of 36 cards plus 20 that I was donating to a silent auction plus card swaps for our demonstrator meeting, so I had a lot of stamping to get done by Thursday. Sooooo Logan got to stamp too. He chose to use his helicopter stamp for these cards. He stamps and glues his card all by himself the only thing that I do is cut the paper for him and put the glue on the paper. He had a good time and I did get all my orders done. It took a few naptimes too though. Probaby would have gotten more stamping done if I wasn't sitting there with the camera waiting for a kodak moment. We'll be starting on Christmas cards next month-maybe he'll get to help with those too.....

Logan with his finished card, isn't it cute!!!! He did a good job. Probaby should have gotten a close up of the card but oh time------and there will be a next time, probaby with the wheels, he keeps asking to use the "rowers" too cute!

Ok, on to the stamped project for today.....ta da! I made this super cute and super EASY bag to carry my swaps to and from our demonstrator meetings. The box is tooo easy to make. Use a 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of cardstock. On the 8-1/2" side, score at 2" and 6-1/2". On the 11" side, score at 4-1/2" and 6-1/2". Cut the tabs out on the sides and glue and embellish, you're done. Way to cute. I of course used the new bella rose paper. I know you guys probably want to see new paper! I'm expecting my order of brand new stamps and supplies next week. Sooooo, we'll have so much fun stamping!!!

With my swaps in them...Here's the swap I did by the way....

Thanks for looking, see you tomorrow!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

One more fair entry

Here is one more fair entry. It's for the 3-D category. It's stationary box! Super cute, especially with our new bella rose paper.

Here's what the inside looks like. There are spots for your cards, notecards, tags, an address book , stamps and a pen!

Here's a close up of the cards and tags.

Thanks for looking see you tomorrow!

State Fair entries

This week I'll be entering some stuff into the New Mexico State Fair, stamping categories. Here are a few of my entries.

This is the framed item I'm submitting. I used Morning Soft stamp set.

Here is the Christmas card I am putting it. I used Lovely as a Tree stamp set and glitter of course!

Here is my card for all occasions. I used Spring Song for this set. I embossed the birdie in black embossing powder then used bleach to color him. His tummy is colored with full strength bleach and the rest of him is colored with diluted bleach.

I'll have one more to show you tomorrow. Thanks for looking today!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Tutorial Tuesday-Explosion Card

There were lots of requests at stamp camp for this card, so here it is. I've already pre-stamped everything since the WOW in this card is the Explosion on the inside so we'll just focus on that today. Just FYI for this card I used A Little Birdie Told Me stamp set, stamped with staz on, then colored.

Getting to the card-here's the paper you'll need with dimensions

Your card base 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 score at 4 1/4 (I'm using bashful blue)

Coordinating CS 4 x 5 1/4 (I'm using pumpkin pie)

Designer Series Paper (or DSP), you'll need 2 pieces one 8 x 8 and another 3 3/4 x 5 (I'm using the Summer Picnic paper)

I'll also be using ribbon, dimensionals and a bone folder is helpful, but if you don't have one don't worry about it.

I hope I can expain this so you'll understand, but the pictures will help.

The 8x8 piese of DSP will be the exposion part of your card so we'll work with that first. For this card I want the line pattern on the inside of my exposion so I'm going to fold it with the lines on the inside. If you want a specific patteren on the inside make sure that is on the inside when you start folding.

Fold your DSP in half diagonally and then turn it and fold it in half diagonally again, creating an 'x' with the fold lines.

Then fold it in half. So you should have an 'x' with a line through it.

Your center line will get folded toward the center of the DSP making a triangle shape.

Take the bottom points of your DSP and fold them toward each other so that they meet in the center and 'kiss'. Flip it over and do the other side too.

The corners that you just folded will get folded inside the card, as shown above. Do all 4 corners like this. You should end up with a house shape, seen below.

Put adhesive on one side of your 'house' and line the point up with your score line in your card and stick down. Then put adhesive on the other side of your 'house' and close your card and stick it all together.

This is what it should look like when you open your card. It explodes!

Decorate and embellish your card as you like.

Here is 3 of the same cards with different DSP. So cute. Hope that wasn't too confusing!

Thanks for looking see you tomorrow!

Another Sesame Street project.....

Ok so I know that this is like the 10th sesame street post I've done, but they're like rock stars in our house. I made this frame to hang in Logan's room. He really likes it. And it came out really cute! Some close ups of them.

We also had our big stamp camp this weekend. Our group Ladybug INK gets together with all our customers and we do a HUGE stamp camp everytime the catalog is released. I think we had around 50 customers and 10-12 demos there. It was so much fun.

Tomorrow for Tutorial Tuesday I'll post the exposion card we did at stamp camp, with measurements. It was a popular card and everyone asked for a tutorial, so check back tomorrow and I'll have it posted.
Thanks for looking, see you tomorrow!

Friday, August 22, 2008

More Swaps

Here are a few more swaps from my card exchange. Our group stamp camp is today. It's always so much fun. I'm hoping to post a few pictures of it Monday so check back then!

By Kelly Acheson

By Lisa Hirsch

By Amber Wilson (who is my upline!)

Card Swap

I participated in a card swap, here's the card I did for it, and got my cards back this week. Today and tomorrow I'll show you some of the great swaps I got. The theme was any new catalog stamp set.

By Kim Schneider (who also happens to be one of my side-lines)

Don't know who did this one. It wasn't labled but it's cute!

Thanks for looking, See you tomorrow!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Monogram Card

A friend asked me if I could make some monogram cards for her son. His favorite color is red and she wanted to keep it super simple. So here it is. I embossed the red in clear embossing powder with the canvas BG stamp. The "s" is just printed off the computer.
Canvas BG stamp
Real Red, Basic Black, White
1 3/8 and 1 1/4 circle punches, dimensionals
versa mark, heat tool, clear EP
Thanks for looking, see you tomorrow!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Sheep, Sheep and more Sheep

Look at these super cute sheep. I made them the same way as I made the card that I posted on Monday, except I added a back to them and put a York Peppermint Patty in the middle. I'll be using them as party favors at a party this week.

Here is a front, back and side view of the sheep. To make the little tail, I just used the word window punch and cut the end off of it.
Thanks for looking see you tomorrow!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Tutorial Tuesday-Treat in a Can

Happy Tutorial Tuesday!! Here is a cute treat box idea that isn't just another box. For this project you will need a smooth edge can opener. It's a super cute project and is a lot of fun to let get started. (some of the pictures are a little fuzzy, sorry about that)

Supplies you'll need are: a can with a pop top, I'm using the small, single serving fruit cocktail cans. My paper measures 8x 1 3/4, but depending on the size of you can this will vary-measure first! I'm also using some simply scrapping pieces. Ribbon to embellish it. And of course your surprise for the inside. I'm using cookies in a cello bag, candy would be fun, little toys if they're for kiddos, the list can go on and on.

The first thing to do is cut off the BOTTOM of the can with a SMOOTH EDGE CAN OPENER. These can openers are the only ones that leave the lid big enough to glue back on to the can when we're ready for that. Make sure to clean out your can really well and remove the label.

Put sticky strip on the paper that your covering your can with and glue to your can.

Embellish as you desire. I kept mine relatively simple, you could add more ribbon, glitter, eyelets , brads, whatever you want.

Stick your treat into the can, top side down. Remember that the recipient of the can will open it through the pull tab on top so if your gift has a top and bottom, make sure that the bottom is facing up during this step--does that make any sense at all??

Put a little crystal effects on the lid and glue it back to the can to seal it. You're done. Time to give it to the lucky, lucky person who will get this wonderful gift.

Here is is opened. Super cute and easy!

Thanks for stopping by! See you tomorrow!