Saturday, September 26, 2009

This week's LNS challenge

Our challenge this week was to make something using our chalk pastels. I made this card. I stamped my rooster with Basic Brown and then colored him in with chalks and a Blender Pen. I thought he turned out pretty. I added a bit of piercing in two of the corners for some interest and mounted that on Chocolate Chip. My nifty background paper is Creamy Carmel stamped with the Sweet Swirls wheel and Chocolate Chip ink. I added some gold brads, some Very Vanilla 1/4" ribbon and the sentiment from the same stamp set as the rooster, Country Morning, which is a level one hostess gift. I hope you like it. I was going for a rustic look. Let me know how I did and remember, if I can stamp, you can, too!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Trick or TREATS!

I wanted to share a quick and cute treat holder I made for a group of ladies to put together the other night.  They are newer stampers and just loved this idea.  I loved the treat holder on page 10 of the Holiday Mini, but do not own that die, so I improvised, changed the decorations and colors and VOILA!

We decorated with punch art rather than stamps as I am sadly lacking in Haloween stamps.  I thought they turned out cute.  I think a couple of the ladies liked them, too, since I overheard one tell the other that SHE was making them for the office.

We all had a great time.  I look forward to stamping with that group again soon!

Until next time, remember, if I can stamp, you can, too!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Sweet Medallion Cards

Sorry I've been MIA the past 9 days. I have just been so busy! I had my SU! Open House last Saturday and have been getting ready for my first "real" workshop that is on Tuesday.
I had ordered the Sweet Treat Cups and while I was waiting for the Man in Brown to bring them to me, I had a crazy idea. Why not put them in the center of the Medallion Stamp? I've seen a lot of Medallion projects and a lot of Sweet Treat Cup projects, but had yet to see the two combined. So...(Yes I did notice that the Medallion is off center on the first image...but not until I had everything glued into place...) What do you think? Crazy or ingenious?
Edited to add: Since the center of the Medallion was close to one edge, I was able to use the 1 3/4" Circle punch to make the cut out for my treat cups. The Christmas card has curling ribbon and a couple of jingle bells in the cup.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Pumpkin Basket

I've been meaning to try one of these cute pumpkin baskets made out of the pillow box die, and I finally found time today. I first saw this design on Gretchen's blog and she stated she found it on Lynn Putt's blog. It was a lot of fun to make. I changed the face to yellow as if it were lit from within and to work with bits and pieces of punches that I have. My DD oohed and ahhhed at it, so I guess I did alright. LOL Until next time!


Saturday, September 5, 2009

3-D Project

Hello, Stampers. I hope you had a lovely Saturday. We were very busy around here, so I took some much needed R&R tonight and created a fun little project that's NOT a card. It is a holder for sticky notes and a cute little pen. How many times have you wished you had a sticky note with you. Well now they won't get all bent or come apart in your purse! Too easy, too!

I started with a piece of card stock 8 1/2" by 3" (my sticky notes were 3"x3"). I cut off a 3" by 1/2" slice (for the pen holder) scored at 2", 2 1/2", 5 1/2", and 6". I then stamped and embellished as desired, folded the 1/2" by 3" strip in half around the pen and used Sticky Strip to hold it together and to stick it to the inside body of the holder, used Sticky Strip to attach my note pad, added a stick-on a loop-and-hook closure dot (I had to trim one edge of it off so it didn't show) and there you have it. Easy Peasy! And cute to boot! I have lots more work to do around the house this weekend. I'm having an SU! open house next Saturday, so if you are in the OKC metro area and would like to drop by between 10 and noon, drop me an email for directions! I'd love to show you some of our fun new products and to let you see for yourself that if I can stamp, you can, too!