* Tangerine Tango textured cardstock, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, and Whisper White CardstockWhat do you think? Hope you like it!
* Baroque background stamp, Trendy Trees stamp (for the sentiment)
* Daisies #2 and Top Note Bigz dies
* So Saffron grosgrain ribbon, corduroy button
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Hope you like it! Have a great day :)
Monday, March 30, 2009
Stay tuned for my Mojo Monday share. I also have the post from yesterday for Dawn McVey's Raspberry Suite Color challenge...which I am really digging! If you haven't checked out her site and color challenges, I think it's definitely worth the while!
Sunday, March 29, 2009
I used the Big Shot to create the textured background and also used the Top Note die (an all-time favorite of mine). I used the Organic Outline, which gave me that natural leafy organic look I was trying to go for. I accessorized with the Scallop Border punch and the Scallop Oval (another new punch favorite!) and Large Oval punches. Hope you like it! Thanks for looking :)
Saturday, March 28, 2009
I was really happy with how they came out. I like this pocket card design - it was also very practical to hold the invite and directions info. I used the retired set - Bundle of Joy, and I also used the Large Polka dot Texturz Embossing plates for the Big Shot. Hope you like them! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Have a great weekend!
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Friday, March 27, 2009
This picture looks pretty true to size, but if you click on it and bring up the bigger picture, than it definitely looks bigger than it is! It's about 2 3/4"x 2 1/4" x 3/4." I dry embossed the cardstock sleeve using the Texturz small polka dots embossing plate and then I used the beautiful butterflies Bigz die on the Raspberry Tart Paper for the butterfly. I wrapped a belly band around the box to keep everything secure and viola - you have an instant little present or favor box. It's a cute little container that would fit a couple of stamping spots or 2 small stamps, candy, or a pair of earrings. It definitely makes for an adorable presentation, whatever you decide to put in it! The lucky winner of the giveaway will get it filled with something I enjoy eating ;)
Are you ready to play for this cute freebie? In order to participate in today's giveaway, all you have to do is leave me a comment with your email address or blog url on this post by midnight Pacific time today - Friday, March 27th. You can comment on anything or answer today's question: What is your favorite TV show? I have to say that mine is Brothers and Sisters. I LOVE that show and I am still trying to catch up on my episodes I have on Tivo. I'd have to say my second favorite show right now is Flight of the Concords - that just makes me laugh. So now you know a little more about me...I can't wait to read about what you guys watch! The winner will be chosen at random and will be announced on my post Monday morning.
I also wanted to wish my Father-In-Law a Happy Birthday! I hope he has a great day of golf ;)
For those of you that stopped by my blog today, thanks for visiting. Enjoy your Friday! Bye for now...
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
In my blog surfing (aka "blurfing") this evening, I came upon this challenge, via Lisa Brown's cute post for this challenge by Dawn McVey. How exciting that it's Week 1, too. Here's what I came up with in a hurry! And, boy, do I mean in a hurry! I love this color combination, so I just went with the first thing that came to me.I love the scallop oval punch and the coordinating "Oval All" stamp set. I am also glad I got to use the corduroy buttons, too! Hope you like it! I better call it a night...I'm exhausted! Ciao for now ;)
Here's the recipe:Hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by today :)
* Just Surfing and And Many Mower stamp set (for the sentiment)
* Delicate Dots DSP, Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Confetti White and Shimmery White cardstock
* Riding Hood Red, Pacific Point Classic Stamp pads, Baja Breeze Classic stamp pad daubered on for the sky background
* Accessories: Gel Pen, Chunky glitter, Scallop Edge punch and Linen thread
Monday, March 23, 2009
Here's the recipe - all items are Stampin'Up! except for the Nestabilities Oval die and Oval Scallops die.
* And Many Mower stamp setHope you like it! Thanks for stopping by today!
* Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Whisper White cardstock, Muirland DSP (retired)
* Chocolate Chip Classic Stamp pad, Sahara Sand, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive , Garden Green, and Certainly Celery Markers
* Watercolor brush with Kiwi Kiss and Pacific Point stamp pads
* Nestabilities oval and oval scallop die
Congratulations, Andrea! I also want to thank everyone for playing - it really is so nice to read your comments. Sounds like many of you enjoy using die cut systems too. I really think that using the die cuts has definitely broadened my paper crafting repertoire. I used to be a cards only girl, but with all the box dies and my love for packaging, I've been in heaven playing with all the different packaging dies.
As for further instructions on the basket in the Freebie Friday 11 giveaway, I basically used 2 of the Box #2 dies. One of the great features of the dies is that it scores all of the crease lines so it makes the box assembly a breeze! I use sticky strip to put the box together and adhere on the seam to make sure that the box stays put. The bottom of the box has an easy fold that allows for you to collapse it, which is what I'm going to do when I mail the box flat to Andrea. Hope that helps!
I actually have a Taylored Expressions Cupcake challenge to share with you today (in a few minutes...following this post!), in addition to my regular Mojo Monday share...hopefully coming later today. Have a great one!
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Hope you like them! Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)
Bye for now!
Friday, March 20, 2009
Isn't it a fun little basket? It's like a miniature version of those to-go drink holders, or something like that, anyway. It uses 2 of the Box #2 die cuts, glued back to back. Here are a few more pictures of the box shown empty, so you can see what it looks like.
Here is the recipe for this basket:
* Sweet Slumber Specialty Paper, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, So Saffron Cardstock
* A Good Egg and Oval All Stamp Sets
* Chocolate Chip Classic Stamp Pad
* Oval Scallop and Large Oval Punches
* So Saffron Grosgrain ribbon
I'll be mailing this basket flat, but don't worry - I'll mail the candy too ;)
Are you ready to play? In order to participate in today's giveaway, all you have to do is leave me a comment with your email address or blog url on this post by midnight Pacific time today - Friday, March 20th. You can comment on anything or answer today's question: What is your favorite crafting gadget? This one's an easy one for me. While I've been more proactive about using different gadgets in my cards and crafting in this past year, I'd have to say my favorite gadget is the Big Shot! It has really opened up my papercrafting world and I can't seem to do without it for most of my crafting projects. I'm so glad that this is the case too, since it was a big investment to make up front. I'm a packaging afficionado, so I love that I can use the die cuts to make little boxes and things, but I also love all the embossing and other die cut shapes that give cards the wow factor. So that's my input. I can't wait to read yours!
Enjoy your Friday and have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by today, too!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Have a great day!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Can you believe it's already Wednesday? Hope you have a great day and thanks for popping by!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
What do you think? I love how the distressed plate makes the chocolate chip paper look like a wood background. The daisies on the cameo coral paper don't show up as nicely in the picture as they do in person, but I can tell you that it is a cute design. In general, I love using the texturz plates because I really think that the embossing adds a lot of interest to the paper and to the overall project. Here's the recipe:
*Cheep Talk and Oval All (sneak peek from the upcoming Ocassions catalog!)stamp sets
*Wide oval punch used to round off the bottom of the Whisper White cardstock, large oval, scallop oval punch (another sneak peek), trio flower, 1/4" circle punch
*Texturz plates - Distressed and Daisies plates
*Cameo Coral, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Whisper White and Confetti cardstock, Delicate Dots DSP
*Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral, So Saffron Classic Stampin'Up! Ink Pads
*So Saffron grosgrain ribbon
Hope you like it! Thanks for visiting today :)
Last, but certainly not least - I also wanted to wish my MOM a Happy Birthday! She's got a birthday on St Paddy's Day!
Monday, March 16, 2009
So, Miss Alison - expect this package in the mail to you in the next few days! Hope you have a great day!
I'm hoping to get to my Mojo Monday post up at some point today, but it's always hard to tell until I get home from work and figure out a design. Sometime's I've got just the perfect idea, other times, it takes me a while to get the creative juices flowing. In any case, I'll have SOMETHING to post for Mojo Monday, it's just a matter of time. Check back later. In the meantime, thanks so much for visiting! Ciao for now ;)
1. Run a piece of designer series paper through the big shot with your desired Texturz embossing plate. Important note: Make sure that the paper design you want is face down on the embossing plate.
2. Remove the DSP from the embossing plate and place it face up on your work surface area.
3. When using the sanding block, keep in mind that the paper dust you remove will scatter on your work surface, so it's a good idea to use the grid paper or placemat to cover and protect your work area. Now, take the sanding block and sand your embossed DSP. You'll slowly see the embossed images appear as you sand.
TIP: This sanding technique works best with Designer Series Paper, or any printed paper that has a white core in the center. It will not show up on cardstock, since the cardstock paper is died all the way through with color.
Try this out and have fun experimenting on the embosslit dies too! Have a great day!
Sunday, March 15, 2009
I used the new scallop oval punch for the chocolate chip bunny's ears, and I added bellies to both of them - using the large oval punch. Another idea to try would be using the oval punch and a window sheet to show the candy inside! For the pink bunny, I thought she'd look cute with a pink bow, a la hello kitty ;) Hmmm....Maybe that's my next version of this scallop bag!
Isn't she a cutie? She's freestanding and everything! I secured the flap with a little velcro so you can open and close the bag pretty easily. Here are the other supplies I used:
*Bag w/Scallop Big Shot dieHope you all have a great Sunday!
*Large and Small Oval punches, 3/4", 1/2", and 1/4" circle punches
*Pink Pirouette, Whisper White and Chocolate Chip cardstock
*Sweet Always DSP
Saturday, March 14, 2009
I've got 2 cards to share with you. The martini card is one of the cards we made at my stamp camp, and the beer card is one I made with my extra cardstock - gotta love it when you can repurpose those supplies! Here they are...hope you like them!
Friday, March 13, 2009
I used the Delicate Dots Designer Series Paper from the Sale-a-bration catalog, and if you're curious about the stamp I used and the cute scallop oval punch, these are 2 new items in the Ocassions Mini Catalog that's coming up! (I think you all will love the new products and stamp sets when you see it.) I also used the large polka dot Texturz plates on the white background to give it that extra special something on the card :) Hope you like it!
Now to participate in today's giveaway, all you have to do is leave me a comment with your email address or blog url on this post by midnight Pacific time today - Friday, March 13th. You can comment on anything or answer today's question: What is your favorite thing about Spring? I have two things - the first is the pretty smell of flowers in the air! This past week, when I've gone out to pick up the newspaper in the morning, I've noticed how fragrant the flowers have made the air smell. It sort of sets my mood for the day and gets me in a happy place. The second favorite thing about spring is getting to where open toe shoes again, which means that I get to uncover my toes and get pampered with pedicures!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
I also wanted to share more info with you all about Sandy Hancock's card basket that I posted yesterday. It does use a 12x12 sheet. Here are my loosely translated instructions that she gave us at the meeting:
*Score paper at 4" and 8", turn the sheet a quarter turn and score again at 4" and 8"
*In the four outer corner squares, score at a diagonal from the outer sheet corner to the bottom corner of each of those outer squares.
*Fold at the score lines to form a box shape, making sure that the corner diagonals are folded towards the center. From the top view, you should see a square with an "x" in the middle, representing the 4 compartments, created by the 4 diagonal squares.
*Punch a 1/4" hole on each of the 4 creased diagonals at about 1/4" from the point.
*String ribbon through these 4 holes and tie a bow to cinch up your basket.
Hope that makes some sense and I hope I didn't confuse you all! I will try and take a pictorial of this so that you can see what I'm talking about...Perhaps this project will be my Freebie Friday giveaway! Just a thought...stay tuned to find out!
Have a great day!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
This first picture is a card holder basket created by our fearless leader, Sandy Hancock. This was made using one 12x12 sheet of paper! We got to create this as a make and take. Fun stuff! These next 2 photos are projects created by Heather Mills, who demonstrated lots of great ideas using the circle scissors. I can't wait to CASE both of these projects because I think they are just adorable! Not to mention, as you all know, I LOVE those birds (from the Cheep Talk and Good Friend stamp sets, and the Chipboard pieces too)!
Hope you enjoy these projects. Thanks for dropping by. Have a great day!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Here's the recipe:
* Wow Flowers stamp set (for the sentiment)
* Urban Oasis DSP, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, and Kiwi Kiss Cardstock
* Texturz Harlequin plate for the center of the scallop, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die, button bouquet and brads
* I used the bone folder to fluff out and add a little curve to the butterfly wings
Hope you like it. Gotta run and get ready for work. Have a fantastic day!
Monday, March 9, 2009
Are you ready to hear who won the Scallop Bag for the Freebie Friday 9 giveaway? The odds of winning were pretty good this week - there were 7 comments that made it in the cutoff time! And the winner for this week is....Elizabeth (aka for2nately)!
Congrats, Elizabeth! I'll be emailing you soon to get your info :)
Since I didn't share my favorite present on Friday, I'm gonna take a second to do that now. I'd have to agree with Pearlann that my favorite present is my engagement ring - but not just the ring, the whole engagement day process that my husband surprised me with. I wasn't expecting it to happen that particular day, but we did go out to dinner that hot July day in 1999. I picked him up at his apartment and I thought I'd drive, since his car at the time did not have air conditioning and it was really HOT. Plus, I was parked on his driveway, with the car running and was waiting for him to come out. But he insisted on driving, which I thought was weird, but didn't think anything more about it.
We went to Malibu for dinner, so he suggested going to the beach after and watching the sunset - I thought he was being so cute and romantic! We go to a beach a few miles from the restaurant and he tells me he's written a script that he wanted to run it by me. I was surprised of course, because this is the first time I had heard of a script. But then again, I was thinking, since we live in LA, who doesn't write a script, right? His roommate at the time was in the entertainment industry, so he might have gotten inspired by him. Anyways, he opens his glove box and takes out his script. In my head, of course I was thinking - is that why he wanted to drive? He could have taken the script out and put it in my car! That fleeting thought passes. We walk on the beach and find a spot. He wants us to role play the script, because there's 2 parts - a guy and a girl, conveniently named Michael and Rose. It turns out, the script was a scene of his proposal and we acted it out and at the end, on bended knee in the sand, he produced a beautiful ring from his pocket and asked me "Will You Marry Me?" As you can imagine, I was so giddy and happy! The script prompted for my reply, which of course, I said "YES!" I was filled with emotion and lots of tears of happiness! It was a great moment!
On that note, I want to wish you a great day! Check back later for Mojo Monday and some pics from the weekend. Bye for now.
Friday, March 6, 2009
The dimensions of the bag are roughly 3 3/4" x 2 1/4" x 1 1/2"
Isn't this an adorable scallop bag box? I used the Bag with Scallops Bigz Die and then embossed the flap and back panels with the Flourish Texturz embossing plate, then sanded it to get the white embossed image on the designer series paper. I used the slot punch to punch a hole on the flap for the ribbon. I also used the stamp from the Yummy Sale-a-bration set to finish off the little goodie bag. Inside is a surprise for the winner!
In order to participate in today's giveaway, leave me a comment with your email address or blog url on this post by midnight Pacific time today - Friday, March 6th. You can comment on anything or answer today's question: What is your favorite present you've ever received? I can't wait to read your comments - it's really the fun part for me :) I have to think about my answer and will post it tomorrow. Have a great Friday!
Thursday, March 5, 2009
As you can tell from my posts this week, I have yellow saffron on the brain, and it continues with today's card. I've neglected to use the set "Cheers to You" even though I was soo excited about it when I first got it since it had an array of fun cocktail drinks! Here's the card I made - simple and cute (at least, I think so!) Hope you like it, too.
Here's the recipe:
*Cheers to you stamp set
*Delicate Dots DSP, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, and Whisper White cardstock
*Chocolate Chip classic ink pad, Barely banana and So Saffron marker
*Scallop edge punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, and circle scissors at 2"
Have a great evening and check back tomorrow for Freebie Friday! Ciao for now. ;)
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
What do you think? Is this swap worthy? I'd love to hear what you think. Personally, I'm still mulling over the design, but need to do something pretty quick cuz my time is running out! I'll need to crank out 31 cards soon! I'll keep you posted. In the meantime, hope you have a great Wednesday :)
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
I'm becoming quite the fan of the green and yellow...it's definitely growing on me! It's got such a happy sunshine-y feel too it that I'm just drawn to these days. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do...but it's ok if you don't :) Humor me.
Have a great day!