Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Graduation Card

Hi Everyone,

This is the card I made for my niece's high school graduation.

I started with a white card base and layered with yellow. The graduation paper was a free download that I found here. I added a strip of black card stock and attached the pre-printed ribbon with three small eyelets. The sentiment was created with the JustRite small alphabet. The graduation cap in the middle of the sentiment was punched from the downloaded paper (I also used the paper to line the envelope) and the black and white gingham ribbon is from SU.

When I had the card completed I noticed a mistake that I made. Can you spot it? If so, leave a comment that you think you know what it is (but don't post the mistake!) and then send me an E-mail ( telling me what my faux pas was. I'll send a little surprise to the first correct response. And, no, I am not going to re-do the card!

On another note, I received an E-mail yesterday from Laura (my blog candy winner) letting me know she received her package of goodies. She said she will be hosting a scrapbooking workshop in May, so the napkins will come in handy.

Thanks for stopping by and I can't wait to see if you spot my little mistake!

4/29 6:45 PM edited to add: Congratulations to Sharon! My faux pas was that I used a Q
instead of an O (2nd O) in the word 'congratulations.' Those little letters sure are tiny and
my eyesight sure is bad!


Sunday, April 26, 2009

Mother's Day Card

Hi Everyone,
I made this card and matching envelope for my mother for Mother's Day.
The base of the card is Metallic Rosebud and the Top Note Die is SU Whisper White. I used SU Pretty in Pink, Pink Passion, and Mellow Moss for the flowers (retired SU Definitively Decorative Daisy set). The yellow centers were done with a Marvy marker. Since the patterned paper (don't know make/name) has glitter on it, I added Crystal Stickles to the flower centers. The green ribbon is from the retired SU Ribbon Originals Fairy Tale set and the pink ribbon is SU 1/4" grosgrain Pretty in Pink. The Happy Mother's Day sentiment was printed in Word, punched with the SU Curly Label punch, and adhered with dimensionals. The Happy Mother's Day on the front of the envelope is a stamp from the $1.00 bin at Michael's.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Blog Candy Winner!

First I would like to thank everyone who entered my Blog Candy and everyone who has 'visited' me this past year. I really enjoy reading the comments you leave and discovering new blogs. I can't believe a whole year has sped by already. When I made my first post I wondered if anyone would visit my little blog. Well, here it is one year later and I have had over 13K visits.

Now, on to the Blog Candy winner! I went the old fashioned way and used Random.Wolfgang to choose the winner. I put everyone's name in a bag, and the slip Wolfgang picked is:


Congratulations Laura! Please E-mail me ( your mailing info and I will get your goodies sent right off to you.

Thank you again and I look forward to the next year of blogging.


Saturday, April 18, 2009

Tote-ally Awesome Tote & Blog Candy

This is a birthday gift for my niece, Amanda. She will be 18 in August and I can't believe it! I purchased the Tote-ally Awesome Tote tutorial from Becky (Inking Idaho).
The first picture shows the front of the Tote. Becky's instructions called for three pockets. I decided to make two pockets. I cut the card stock 3 3/4 x 4 3/4. It made both pockets 2 3/4 wide and they are now the same height as the back pocket.
The second picture shows the back of the tote and the third picture shows what I put in the pockets. The front left pocket holds a post-it note holder (I put DSP on the front and back of a piece of cardboard I cut from a cereal box) and the front right pocket holds four gift tags (I stamped the To/From on the back of the tags). The back pocket holds an address book. Yes, I made the address book! The inside pages were printed on copy paper using Word and I stamped the alphabet in the top corner of each page. The cover is card stock. I used the JustRite Small Alphabet set for the wording and the phone is from the retired SU Business Boosters set. Cute, isn't it?!?!? I want to make one for myself!
The fourth and fifth pictures show the 12 monogrammed cards.
Paper used is SU Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Tea Party DSP, and Delicate Dots (SAB) DSP.
If you haven't already done so, you may enter my First Blogerversary Blog Candy here. You have until Monday, April 20 at midnight Eastern time to enter. I will post the winner on Tuesday, April 21, so don't forget to check back.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.

Friday, April 10, 2009

My First Blogerversary Blog Candy

Welcome to my First Blogerversary Blog Candy!

So, what can you win? I have put together a scrapbooking blog candy. The candy includes:

1. A package of 'crop 'til ya drop' napkins
2. K & Company 6 x 6 scrapbook pack
3. Scalloped five-page chipboard album
4. Studio G 'scrapbooking' stamps
5. Jolee's 'top of the crop' tee shirt scrapbook embellishment
6. Crystal Stickles

What do you have to do to win? Just leave me a comment on this post before midnight Eastern time on April 20. I will post the winner on April 21, my blogerversary! Of course I will ship internationally, so everyone is invited to enter.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and good luck with your entry.


Thursday, April 9, 2009

Bunny & Chick Treat Bags

Well, I just had to make more of these adorable triangle boxes (please see yesterday's post). And, of course there had to be some boy bunnies too.
I put some basket fill in each clear treat bag along with a chocolate bunny, some mini Hershey bars, and the bunny/chick.
For the sentiment I used the JustRite small alphabet set (I sure get a lot of use from that set). The bunny is a SU stamp and the duck is a Dog Gone Stamps stamp.
Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Bunny, Chick, & Baskets

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

I saw the triangle bunny box here and just had to make one. I used Paper Shapers small and large oval punches for the ears and feet.

Then I decided a chick would be cute too. I used Paper Shapers 5/8" square for the beak and two snowflakes for the hair. The feet were punched with the SU five petal flower punch.

These were very quick and easy to make. Start with a 3" x 5 1/2" piece of card stock. Score at 2 3/4" and then score on both sides from the score line out to the middle of the end of the paper. Punch two holes on both ends. Draw face and attach punched pieces. For the ribbon, start on the front left and thread from outside in, now on the back left thread from the outside in again, now on the back right thread from the inside out, and on the front right thread from the inside out again. The ribbon will easily pull up and close the box. I put three Hershey kisses in each one (you may be able to fit four).

I have seen these baskets on a lot of blogs. They are usually 6" x 6" and scored at 2" all around. I made mine 8" x 8" and scored at 2 1/2" all around. The handle is 11" long. I used a brad for extra 'security' and put it from the inside so the basket would look nice on the inside.

The patterned paper is Making Memories from Michael's (I've had them in my stash for awhile). The pieces for the flaps are cut 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" and the pieces for the sides are cut 2 1/4" x 2 1/2".

Amanda's basket is SU Pretty in Pink and the handle is Certainly Celery. Samantha's basket is SU So Saffron and the handle is The Paper Company Peppermint (from Michael's). The sentiment was created with the JustRite Stampers small alphabet set and the flower is from the SU SAB Botanical Blooms set. I used pop dots to attach the scallop punches.

I put some basket fill from the Dollar Store in the baskets along with a Russell Stover bunny, a nail file and Vanilla lip balm (from the $1 bins at Michael's), and the bunny/chick.

If you like what I've posted today, please leave a comment. I love to hear from you.

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Mini Hershey Easter Boxes

I again used Amy's box instructions, but changed the measurements to accommodate five mini Hershey bars. I cut my card stock 4 1/4 x 6 1/2 and scored in both sides at 2 3/4.
The cardstock used is SU Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, and So Saffron. The striped DSP is from SAB. I printed the names, using Word, on Pretty in Pink and punched the bunnies with a MS punch.
The bag toppers were cut with the SU Top Note die and the 'Yummy' stamp is also from SAB.
These boxes are so quick and easy to whip up. Give them a try--they make cute little Easter gifts and the mini Hershey bars are on sale this week at Walgreen's!
On another note, I'll be celebrating my first blogerversary this month, so don't forget to check back soon for my blog candy!
And finally, I won the first week of Paper Garden Projects' birthday bash challenge! My package of goodies arrived on Saturday. Thank you Cathy!
Until next time, happy crafting!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

East Bunny Gift Card Holder

Happy Sunday Everyone!
I have been busy making some Easter projects. Today's posting is a gift for my mother. I first saw this on Amy's (Ustamp4Fun) blog. She has a downloadable tutorial posted. As I wanted a box that a gift card would fit in, I changed the box measurements as follows:
Cardstock cut at 4.6 x 5.14
Score all around at 1/2"
Score at 2.10 from both sides
The gift card fits in a little snuggly, but the box really could not be any bigger because of the size of the Top Note die.
I used SU So Saffron card stock and SAB Delicate Dots DSP, as was used in the original tutorial. The ribbon I used though is a white satin.
The 'Happy Easter Mom' was stamped with the JustRite small alphabet set in Versafine Onyx Black on SU Whisper White. The bunny w/heart is from a retired SU set. The stamp actually says 'Stamped from the Heart' on the top, but since I didn't want that, I used a SU Basic Black marker to color just the bunny image. The 'With Love' (SU SAB 'Yummy' set) was stamped using Pretty in Pink.
Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to check out Raissa's March Madness scrapbook challenge. You still have until tomorrow to send her your Spring scrapbook page.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Cute As Buttons

I made this 'Cute As Buttons' scrapbook page for Raissa's (Raissa Stamps) Spring Scrapbook Challenge.

Why don't you take the challenge too??? All you need to do is make a Spring themed scrapbook page using SU products and E-mail it Raissa by April 6 with a description of your technique. She will post the entries on her blog on the 7th. Her readers will vote on their favorites and on the 14th Raissa will announce the entry with the most votes. The winner of her challenge will receive a $25 SU gift certificate! How exciting is that?!?!? You can visit Raissa here to learn more about her challenge. While you are there, please take a few moments to check out the great projects she has posted.

Here's the info on the page I created. The background is an 8x8 piece of SU So Saffron. The letters were cut from SU Certainly Celery using the Sizzix Lollipop (retired) font. The butterflies were punched from SU SAB Delicate Dots DSP using a Martha Stewart punch. The swirl in the right corner was stamped in SU Real Red using a stamp from last year's SU SAB Friendship Blooms set. I put a rhinestone brad from the SU Pretties Kit in one of the flowers. To finish the page, I tied red raffia through two red buttons. The picture is of my nieces and the butterflies are real!

This challenge was so much fun that I think I will make a second entry!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see your scrapbook pages posted on Raissa's blog!