Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy and Blessed Easter

This is one of my favorite Easter images. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and enjoy lots of good food and family and friends.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Blog Candy to Celebrate!

I am coming up soon on 50,000 hits to my blog. Now there are some "famous" bloggers in the papercrafting world who in the hundreds of thousands but I am just delighted to know that 50,000 times someone was interested enough to stop by. So we will celebrate with a little blog candy. Here's what's included: a pack of SU Delicate Dots paper, three new unused wood mounted stamps, 3 packs of stickers, two mini frames, two mini clipboards, a cupcake mini album and a crown mini album, a metal cd case for altering, and a roll of Martha Stewart ribbon. To enter to win, leave a comment on this post and if you are so inclined, becoming a follower will give you a second chance. Let me know in a comment that you did so. When I hit the big number, I'll select a winner randomly and post it. You have 48 hours to contact me or I'll chose another winner. Sound good? Jump right in...........

Spring Has Sprung!

I sure hope the title is true because I can't remember a year where I wanted spring to come so badly. It's just been a bad year for our family and we're ready for a new outlook. To help that along, I created a pretty "springy" project yesterday. This is "Caged" by Lauren Meader and My Time Made Easy templates. It's in a soft creamy yellow and I used black and gray for accents. The roses are Prima I think and the tiny buds are from Recollections. The stems and leaves are a complimentary file from Lauren made to go with this cage. This is a very sturdy piece because you actually have a double base, the bottom of the cage and a fancy base which is a separate piece. It went together easily. For the picture I inserted a large battery operated candle and tried to get a shot of that so you could see it. You could also use a nest with an artificial bird in it, a yummy treat in a glassine bag, toiletries, etc. For added pizzaz I used a new double sided Martha Stewart punch from Michael's. Got that baby with a 50 off coupon. YAY! I hope this helps you look forward to Easter and better weather, wherever you are! Enjoy your day!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Cards again.........

I hadn't made any cards in sooooo long and my stash of general occasion cards was really low. These are a few simple ones I did last evening. The background DP is from Seneca Pond printed on heavy textured cardstock. I decided to cut into them and use them up. Added a few embellishments and some stamped images from SU Herb Expressions and Define Your life. Simple. So simple that I added sentiments on the inside as well.

I also wanted to let my readers know that I'll be coming up soon to 50,000 hits on the blog. I'm getting together a nice blog candy package to celebrate. More details to come. Stay tuned! Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Wedding Shower Favor

After much discussion about cakes, boxes, purses, cone etc, my neighbor settled on this little purse for her wedding shower favor. The little purse box is a Lauren Meader template. The bride is in white, of course, and her maids are wearing a color called merlot. SU's Cherry Cobbler was a near perfect match. So the box is Whisper White. I embossed the lid with the Damask embossing folder. Used a strip of the red atop the handle and Bridal Brads from Mike's to secure the handle. An EK Success punch was used for the scallop trim and Spellbinders circles and scalloped circles for the medallion on the front which was stamped with Cherry Cobbler. The rose was made from the Sizzix 3D rose and leaves were a Fiskar's punch. I think they came out looking beautifully elegant. My friend will fill them with chocolates......all 26 of them!!! Done!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

More Cake...............

Here's yet another version of this Sizzix 3D Cake. This one is made from Craft A Board (available at Ellen Hutson's store). I used a MS punch for the middle and Sizzix 3D Flowers for the roses. An MS punch for the greenery. The candle, shown lit in the second picture, is one of those little battery operated ones you can buy in the craft stores. Enjoy!

More SU Stamps for Sale

Based on my success, my daughter has a few SU sets she is going to sell. They are: Flannel Plaid, Birthday Whimsy , One of a Kind and Organic Grace. They are $5 a set plus shipping. She also brought some large Sizzix Dies for $3 each: Scallop Tags Combo 2, Decorative Heart ,Decorative Accents 2 ,Keys, Sparrow Bird, Round 3 D Ornament.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Retake: More Cake!

Here's a souped up version of the Sizzix Scoreboard Cake Die. Each time I do one it gets faster. This was a layer of cardstock stuck to a layer of DP with the Xyron and it worked very well.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Let Them Eat Cake!

I have been working up ideas for some bridal shower favors for a neighbor. I'd been wanting to try the Sizzix Scoreboard Cake Die and found it at a bargain price at JoAnn's online. A word of advice: these Scoreboard dies are meant to be used with chipboard, matboard, cereal box etc weight material and work better that way. This one is cardstock but I made another, undecorated, from a material called Craft-a-Board which cuts easily with the Sixxix and it made for a much sturdier cake. The rose on top is my version of the Tim Holtz rose using the Sizzix 3D Flower for the center. I put a little Martha Stewart punched trim around the base to hide the join seam and some Ruby Slippers Stickles on the lid petals. I have a feeling you'll be seeing more of these!