Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I decided to keep things really simple by using my "Batty for You" set from Stampin' Up along with a circle punch and my Spellbinders inverted scallops die.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
I also used my Stampin' Up Top Note die and some craft thread. To finish the card, I used my Simple Alphabet set from Papertrey Ink to add the words, "time to" to the "party" sticker.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
I'm not sure where the glitzy "Happy" sticker or the matching cake is from (garage sale/store???), but I decided to pair it with one of my Martha Stewart border punches and some pretty pink, yellow and white cardstock.
The flowers were cut out using my Sizzix die and actually, were the result of a doodling mistake I made and had to cover up. I originally thought some pink doodling around the green Doodlebug "day" stickers would look cute, but once I did it I changed my mind.....so, covering up the boo-boo then became my Plan B.
I used dimensionals to lift the stickers and the larger flower die cut. Here's the close-up:
Thursday, September 24, 2009
To keep my stuff sorted during the in-between times, I have a 14x14 box in my closet which I use to collect unwanted items as I find them. You know, when you're looking for something in particular and you come across something and say, "Why do I still have this?" That kind of item goes in this box until the next sale is announced.
Once the date has been announced, I collect my seller's number, my price stickers, clear cello bags and my trusty tape gun and I go to work. These items were priced last night and finished up this morning. Most items are priced at $1.00 and I don't think I have anything priced over $5.00. I try to be very reasonable with my prices because I know, like me, everyone is looking for a bargain and I would rather not bring anything back home.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
What next? I'll be working on some goodies next, but I need to narrow it down, there are so many great ideas out there.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
The spider web border was made using Martha Stewart's border punch, and the punched dies are from Spellbinders. Now I'm off to make a few more!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Just in case you missed the announcement and you are a Jillibean fan like I am, you still have some time....the deadline for submitting your work is tomorrow at midnight. Nothing like working while the clock ticks away, but sometimes that's when we do our best stuff!!! I'm not counting my chickens before they hatch on this one because there are so so many talented gals out there....but I just thought I would give it a shot. Wish me luck!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
I headed to Michael's (where else? -- I can't help it....it's only 2 miles away) and picked up a medium-sized clay pot, along with some fun ribbon. I also had in my stash some rocks, floral foam, hot glue gun, black paper shred, skewers and large popsicle sticks. I also headed to the grocery store and picked up some tasty snacks including granola bars, trail mix, rice cakes and some chocolate....I was thinking "food" along the line of snacks to have when you get hungry and have a few minutes to spare (does that ever happen?) and I didn't want to totally junk her out.
Next, with hubby's help, we painted the pot using black exterior paint leftover from a project or two. Painting is definitely not my specialty, so his help was much appreciated. Next, I layered the inside of the pot with rocks (to give it some weight), floral foam cut to size and paper shreds adhered using my hot glue gun.
I made a bow with the ribbon I purchased and wired it to a large popsicle stick. To assemble the bouquet, I used my glue gun and attached the food items to popsicle sticks and wooden skewers. Then I began inserting everything to form a nice "arranged" look. I also found three wooden animals to complete the theme and attached them to skewers as well. (Here's a look from the back.) And here's the finished assembly!!! I thought it turned out great and I can't wait to give it to her. This project was very affordable and could be used for just about any theme.See you sooner than later....I've been busy working a few projects, but I promise to stay in touch!
Sunday, September 6, 2009
To begin, I cut a mitten shape out of chipboard and then traced each mitten onto smooth white cardstock. Next, I used my Stampin' Up ink pads in shades of Ruby Red and Tempting Turquoise along with the Polka Dot Basics stamp set from Papertrey Ink. To finish the mittens I used a Creative Memories journalling pen and some red pom pom trim.
Next up is my entry in the "Classy & Elegant" category. This style was a little bit harder for me to design, but here's what I came up with: My first thought was to go with grey, black and cream and then I decided to throw in the butterscotch color with the grossgrain ribbon. The grey cardstock is from DCWV and the black is from Bazzill. I also used my Fiskars Apron Lace edge punch along with some Michael's snowflake stickers and Kaiser Craft adhesive pearls. The stamped sentiment is from PTI's Mega Mixed Messages set.
Here's a better look: It feels great to have completed all of these cards.....I can't believe I am working on Christmas stuff in September, but I'm glad I did it....THANKS MOXIE FAB WORLD for a fun, fun challenge!
I got out my old notebook of plastic stencils and traced this ornament shape:
Next, I covered the chipboard with some holly designed patterned paper and distressed the edges using my Making Memories distressing blade. I also found a neat piece of trim in my fancy trim jar and added it to the ornament front. I completed the "ornament" by cutting some holly leaves which I scored using my Scor-Pal and then added some "berries" using small red Creative Cafe buttons.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
My inspiration came from the Imaginisce paper you can see in the background....aren't those trees cute? I decided to make my own trees using some BoBunny polka dot paper and a striped paper also from Imaginisce. The trunks on the trees and the heart garlands are also made using BoBunny paper.
Friday, September 4, 2009
And here she is looking like one of those "Big Dogs" with a really large head:
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Here's the close up, because you know those are my favorite:
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
And here's what I came up with using all of their papers....I just started cutting and slicing and gluing like a mad man.....I decided I wasn't going to hang on to (hoard) these puppies, but rather, spread them around as you can see in my past cards and stuff....I love them, they are so fun and they all go together tremendously well....just look at how many patterns I used on this one layout:
Here's what I came up with today, using more of my papers from Jillibean Soup and PTI (solid brown):