Sunday, October 31, 2010

Hot Cocoa Holders

Today I worked on items for the craft fair I am going to be in in a few weeks.  I found the instructions for this on http://digitaldelightsbyloubyloo.blogspot.com/.   I am using images for http://digiscrapkits.com/.  I love the images on that website.
      You cut the base of this holder at 4 x 11 and score at 4 3/4 and at 10".  The mat for the front is cut at 3 1/2" x 4 1/2".   I think these will make great teacher gifts and hope I sell a lot of them :).

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Breast Cancer Cards

This week My Pink Stamper listed 4 people that were fighting the battle with breast cancer and a few of these ladies went through surgery.  Robyn listed their addresses and asked us to flood their mailboxes with
love and support.  We all have a talent with cardmaking and what better way to use this talent to spread support, love and  hope to those going through their own personal struggles.  I hope these cards will make
these ladies smile and let them know they are not alone. 
  My recipe for these cards were create a critter for the lady bug cut at 3 1/4 inches.  The card base is a standard A2 card and I cut off  1 1/4 inch off the front and used Martha Stewarts large edge punch.  The stamp was from Stampin Up! and I thought it was perfect for this card "Life happens, Love helps".  How true that is.
  Hope you like them, and if you want to join in the support of these ladies, you can get the address from My Pink Stampers blog.  Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Where's Linda?

I am still alive - working on tealight cards for the upcoming craft fair in November.  I will also be making flower presses - does anyone remember flower presses?  I made my family some 9 years ago and I wood burned the top - I love them, when walking  in the woods, I pick ferns in all sizes and in the Spring I press pansies and buttercups - they make beautiful cards and picture mats.  When I get them done, I will make sure to post a picture of them.  For now, if you want to see what a tealight card is, scroll down, I have one posted.  Leave a comment and let me know what you think!  Thank you for stopping by.

Monday, October 11, 2010

My Pink Stamper Challenge

The challenge on http://mypinkstamper.com/ is to make something to give or send to someone.  I decided to use my Tags Bags Boxes and More cartridge and make a cake box.  I threaded ribbon through the top so you can hang it on a tree or branch, fill it with candy.  You can use this idea for Easter, for the Christmas tree - or even make them to help the children count down the days until Christmas...the possibilities are only limited to your imagination.  I love the way it turned out.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

My Pink Stamper Challenge

This week's challenge on http://mypinkstamper.com/ is to create something winter related.  I decided to make a different twist on the tradition Christmas card.  I made a popcorn slider for my card.  I made something similar to this one year for my co-workers, they received my card and an afternoon treat all in one package.  They were a big hit with my co-workers.  I used the Hello Kitty cartridge and cut the kitty at 5 inches, the greeting I made up on my computer and printed out on kraft cardstock.  Hope you like it and please leave a comment, I love them, a little praise goes a long way.  Thank you for looking.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Crafting with Christina

On http://craftingwithcristina.com/ she is having a halloween challenge.  Make a Halloween card without using black AND orange.  You can one or the other but not both.  So I used Hello Kitty and since the base of that image is always black I chose to use white, maroon and a little light pink for the star on the hat and her shirt sleeve.  The card base is more of a mustard color so I felt it was not orange and would go well with the theme.  Hope you like it.

Scrappin 5 Little Cupcakes challenge

For the challenge on http://scrappin5littlecupcakes.blogspot.com/ we are to make a birthday theme project using one cartridge and use a little bling.  I decided to use the Create a Critter cartridge for this card.  I think that cartridge is such fun and cheerful.  I never used in the inch worm before so I thought I would make him pop out of the magicians hat and have a bunch of ballons.  For the bling, I used some stickels on the hats rim and just a rhinestone on the top of his hat.  Hope you like it.

My Creative Time Challenge

Happy Saturday Everyone!!  I am joining in 4 challenges today.  The first one is for http://mycreativetime.blogspot.com/ , her challenge was to create a shaped card using the color orange.  I don't have a gypsy or design studio but I did have Hello Kitty Greetings!!  I just bought this card a week ago and I am so in  love with it.  Everything is so cute - it makes me smile the whole time I am putting it together.   I cut the base and all the layers at 5 1/2 inches.  Hope you like it.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Turned Gypsy Challege

Turned Gypsy's Challege is to create a Christmas card just using the colors red and white.  I made this a standard A2 card, used Cuttlebug embossing folder "swiss dots" for the background and just red poka dot ribbon I purchased from AC Moore to make it look like a present.  I used Stampin Up! scallop oval punch for the greeting.  Hope you like it.

Tags Bags Boxes and More cartridge & My Pink Stampers "Spooky" Challenge

Happy Sunday everyone!  I was surfing the other day and I am across someone who used the Tags Bags Boxes and More cartridge to make a little box to hold gift tags.  I have this cartridge and never really used it, until I saw that idea. (wish I could link you to her blog but honestly cannot remember where or how I stumbles across her). I am entering it into My Pink Stampers challenge this weeks "Spooky" challenge.  Chose to make it more a fall project than a halloween project.  I used the crayon box on page 129 and cut it at "fit to page' which ended up being 8 3/4 inches.  This size fits 3 regular A2 cards and 3 envelopes!  I cut all the cards at 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2. Decided to make them a theme set and chose the owl from Create A Critter,  cut them all out at 3 inches.  the branch on the front of the box was cut from the Serenade Cartridge, cut at 2 3/4.  The stamp came from Studio G.

The card base is cardstock from Recollections from Micheals.  I punched the corner out with Martha Stewards corner punch which is part of the punch around the page set (leaves).  The stamps came from K&Company.  I love how the "family" acts like a branch for the owl to purch on.

For this card again, I used Recollections cardstock for the base, Martha Stewards corner punches in all 4 corners.  The scallop oval punch is from Stampin Up! and the stamp is from Studio G.  I rounded the corners on the right side of this card to soften it a little.  I love the colors of the background paper to go with the owl, give it a rustic outdoorsy feel.


This is the final card for the set.  Since this owl has a very busy pattern to him, I decided to keep the backgrounds very simple.  I used adhesive cardstock on the bottom and punched with Martha Stewarts punch, keeping with the theme.  Added some ribbon I bought at AC Moore and another Studio G stamp and it is done. 


here is a picture of the whole set.


And they all fit into this crayon box perfectly.  You still have room in there for 3 A2 envelopes or some more cards.  I hope you like this project - I love it. :)