Monday, March 29, 2010

Communion Card--Totally Cased

Happy Monday!

My friend Anne asked me to make a Communion card for she and Joe to give their granddaughter next month. As I am not Catholic, I didn't know where to begin. So, I browsed through some Communion cards on SCS and cased this card!

Here's my version:

I used SU Blush Blossom for the card base and Georgia Pacific White for the overlay. The card on SCS was embossed with dots, but I used a SU Swirly texture plate (I also embossed the envelope flap). The flowers are from Joann's. I hung Anne's cross on gold cord.

The finished card was very pretty. Joe & Anne loved it.

Thanks for visiting.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Single Serving Nugget Purse

Happy Friday!

Yes, I'm still alive! Sorry to have been MIA for so long, but I have been super busy and just didn't find the time to post.

This past Monday I had a lovely outing with two friends of mine from StampTV, Jean and Cathy. We went to Lecanto (a little town about 45 minutes from me) to a scrapbooking shop and then to lunch at Ruby Tuesday's. The shop is called Stamp & Scrap Art Studio. It is a cute two-room shop in a strip mall. I purchased three stamps (Great Impressions), a pack of eyelets, and a Cat's Eye ink pad.

Anyway, as a little thank you to Jean for driving, I made her a single serving nugget purse. Now, I have made single nugget purses before, but this was my first single serving nugget purse (more on that later in the post).

I used the SU Tea Party DSP and Pretty in Pink 1/4 grosgrain ribbon. I also used a retired SU flower punch and an EK Success flower punch.

Here is the inside of the purse:

I wrapped two nuggets with the flowered side of the paper and two with the polka dotted side.

My friend and SU demo Raissa sent me this pretty nugget purse made with the gorgeous SU Sending Love DSP:

OK, now a little bit about the single serving nugget purse. Raissa said something along the lines of a single nugget purse being a tease (one piece of chocolate) and a single serving nugget purse is four pieces which makes a single serving. Yes, according to the info on the back of the bag of Hershey Nuggets, a serving is four pieces!
As Raissa included in the instructions for this purse in her subscriber newsletter and not on her blog, I don't think I should post them. But, if you click on over to her blog and contact her, I'm sure she would share the directions.
Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

My First Brayered Card

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I made my first brayered card since I took Michelle Zindorf's class last month. Well, I must admit, I didn't do this entirely on my own--I followed this tutorial on Michelle's blog.

I didn't have an Orchid Opulence ink pad so I used Almost Amethyst and Lovely Lilac. The card stock is Melon Mambo and Summer Sun.

The card was more vibrant in real than the picture I took.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Kevin

Happy Saturday!

Today is my brother Kevin's birthday and this is the Tech Talk card I made for him:

The little envelope was made to accommodate a gift card:

And, on his desk is a mug of beer (he likes Guinness).

The card base is Bazzill black and the patterned papers are from M's.
Kevin called as soon as he opened the card--he loved it! He was amazed at the tiny pictures. The wonders of Word!
Enjoy the weekend-I hope it's a crafty one!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Bunny Side Step Card

Happy Thursday!
I made my first side step card. It was very easy to do. I followed the directions that I found here.
My card base is SU Pretty in Pink and the DSPs are from the Tea Party pack (love the patterns and colors!). The 'bunny juggling the eggs' image is from the retired SU Tags So Much set. The other stamped images are $1 stamps from M's (aren't the little cotton tails cute?!?!?). The grass and fence borders are MS punches. Both ribbons (1/4" grosgrain and 5/8" satin) are Pretty in Pink.
Next time I think I would cut the 'bunnies in a row' image so that the entire heads are above the card stock, not just the ears. What do you think? Otherwise, I am pleased with how my first side step card turned out.
Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

In a Pinch Bride & Groom

Happy Saturday!

So, have you been to Lauren Meader's blog or on-line store lately? I love to create 3-D projects and she offers some great templates. The one I used for this project is called In a Pinch. Wouldn't these be awesome wedding favors?

First, the groom. I used The Paper Company basic cardstock in Charcoal Black. Isn't that little boutonniere cute? It's a small piece of tulle with a punched flower and eyelet. The heart was created with the SU embosslit Heart of Hearts and the large heart punch. The champagne glass is a Sizzix die and I put a bit of Stickles for bubbles. I used a MS border punch for the XOXO. The Thank You image on the tag is from a retired SU tag set. The little flowers on the heart were made with hand-held $1.00 punches using Pale Plum & So Saffron card stock.

Now the bride. The color of the card stock is Solar White, same make as the groom's. The flower borders were made with a MS punch. There is a layer of vellum on the bottom that I stamped and embossed flowers in white. I added lace around her heart. And, of course tulle for a veil. The tag is from another retired SU tag set. I used markers in Basic Black, Old Olive, Pale Plum, and So Saffron. The white tag is layered on a Pale Plum tag.

Here is a close up so you can (hopefully) see the embossed flowers on the vellum.

There is a contest going on now until Monday, March 8. There will be two prizes. First, a drawing to win a SCAL. What is that you might ask? It is the software needed to cut templates with a Cricuit. For the second prize, Lauren will be judging all the entires herself and choosing a winner to receive her entire April release. All you need to do is create something using anything from Lauren's store--template, digi paper, stamp, etc. You can find all the details and enter on Katie's blog.
I was thinking the In a Pinch would make nice favors/place settings for my niece's Sweet Sixteen party next year. Being able to cut the templates with the SCAL software would make the job a lot easier than cutting all of them by hand! I better give this some serious thought.
Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Non-Traditional Christmas Color Card

Happy Wednesday!

Well, I had a new pack of Colorbok (Dena's Closet Retro Collection) Christmas paper and a set of Our Craft Lounge (Jolly Ornaments) stamps that were screaming to be used together! I love creating with non-traditional Christmas colors.

I used SU Old Olive and Regal Rose paper and ink. The ornament was stamped twice and attached with thread between the two pieces so it spins.

Here is the inside of the card:

And a close up of the bottom:

I don't know if you can see it, but I punched a few snowflakes and adhered them randomly with pop dots. I figured the white 'snow bank' would be perfect for addressing the card. The snowflake paper is the reverse side of the ornament paper.
I'm entering this card in the Memories of Time sketch challenge and the CSAYL challenge #42.
Thanks for stopping by. I wish you a very crafty day.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Blog Awards

Happy Tuesday!

Boy, this cold sure has put me way behind in blogging and crafting. I hope to remedy that today!

I was recently nominated for a few blog awards.

First, Diana nominated me for the Kreative Blogger award.

Here is a list of seven things (interesting or not) about me:

1. I'm a sweet-a-holic
2. Pizza is my favorite food
3. I'm a shoe fanatic
4. Nothing gets in the way of my nail appointment
5. I love doing the daily crossword puzzle, jumble, & sudoku
6. I like trashy novels and murder mysteries
7. I have a list of fears about a mile long

Diana is a long time scrapper and has recently delved into stamping. Don't hesitate visiting her blog, she posts in German and English.

Next, Karli nominated me for the Happy 101 and Sunshine awards.

Here is my list of 10 things that make me happy:
1. Good times with family & friends
2. Godiva chocolate
3. Pretty nail designs
4. Playing with my crafting goodies
5. New shoes
6. Sunshine
7. Walks on the beach
8. The aroma of brownies and chocolate chip cookies baking
9. Visiting my blogging buddies
10. Reading the comments on my blog
I discovered Karli's blog last summer when she had some awesome school projects posted. btw, when she isn't crafting, she is an Elementary School teacher. I was hooked from the first visit.
Thank you Diana and Karli! I would like to pass these awards to all my wonderful blogging buddies that share their talent and take the time to stop by my little blog.
I wish you a very crafty day!