Sunday, September 30, 2007

Swaps!!

I cannot believe I forgot to make swaps for a monthly exchange I am in! Sorry Heather! They are going in the mail tomorrow, I promise. I really love mass producing cards that I create. If I make something that is super cute, then I automatically recreate it at least 6 more times for my collection.

For the swaps I didn't have enough of the ribbon in one color so I decided to make the exact same card with totally different colors. I think they are both totally cute! I might even like the pink one better. Could you have guessed that??

Have a great night everyone! I don't have a lot planned this week so I might actually stamp for fun. Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Last week was so crazy, I am needing a break very bad. I'll share more later.

Pink frog?

Yep, that's right, I said "Pink Frog". What am I thinking, you ask? Well, I'm thinking PINK, duh! What else would I be thinking about while I stamp? I think this little pink froggie is the cutest. Ribbit!

The cutest card EVER!!

I normally don't say this about my card, okay maybe I do, but this is truly the cutest card I have ever made!! After I made this for a friend tonight I ran downstairs to show the hubby. I thought to myself, surely he is going to freak over this one like I am, right???!!! Of course all I got out of him was... "That's nice, Dear". Maybe he still doesn't get it. After 8 years of making cards you would think that one of them would have made him stop in his tracks but not this one for him. Anyway, I used this card to make some swaps that I totally forgot about! I am so glad I felt some inspiration later in the day. I guess the true motivation is service. I was making a birthday card for a friend and my wheels started turning. Hope you enjoy!

Friday, September 28, 2007

Another set.....

Before I get to my stamping I had to get this out of my system. The challenge for me was to make a set of jewelry that wasn't pink. I think these turned out great!! It is even prettier in person! For my next blog candy I am going to give away a bracelet that I make so the winner will have a "Pink Stamper" original. LOL.

I make jewelry!!!

Can you believe that I am learning to make jewelry?? I might end up loving this very close to stamping & scrapping. Putting the different colors together seems to be the funnest part about it. I'm sure you will see many more creations in the upcoming posts. I'll mix it up a bit with my stamping and stuff.

Here are 3 bracelets I made last night. I also made 2 pair of earring but they are still upstairs.


Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Fall Tin

I have decided to do a Fall craft fair with a friend of mine and this is one of the items I am going to sell. It looks so much cuter in person. The second picture is what is inside each tin. I am covering nuggets with matching patterned paper that is also on the outside of the tin. One of the coolest things about this tin is the ribbon sticking out of the top. I stuck my paper piercer through it and pulled some organdy ribbon through it.

Stamp set is Carved and Candlelit by Stampin' Up! Patterned paper is from Hobby Lobby. Colors used are Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, and Chocolate Chip.

Pink Winter Card

I've been thinking of doing a pink snowflake card for a long time now. This is what I came up with tonight, although it isn't exactly what I have in mind. I'll keep toying around with this idea and share my creations as they come.

I used Polar Pals stamp set; Basic Black, Pixie Pink, Wild Wasabi, & Whisper White cardstock; black gingham ribbon (all by Stampin' Up!). The Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder was used for the background and Michael's large scallop scissors for the scallop.

Hello!!

I have been super busy since my last post, or so it seems!! I ordered my Cricut Expression on Thursday and it shipped yesterday!!!! Hurray! I love my orginial Cricut but I think it will be nice to have the larger cuts and borders for my scrapbooks.

A friend and I also decided to do a small craft fair together. If anyone has ideas on what I should make for the booth please share with me. So far I am making cards, paint cans, and card tins. I'm trying to keep it simple for me.

Hope you all have a wonderful day! I'm off to make a hot breakfast for my kiddos.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

I've been busy!!

Tonight I made 8 of these covered paint cans for thank you gifts. We are having a Super Saturday where we make lots of crafts and take fun classes. We have 8 teachers, including myself, and I wanted to give them a little gift for helping. Inside these quart-sized paint cans are Hershey's Nuggets. I got the paint cans from Sherwin Williams for $1.48 each. What a bargain!!! Enjoy!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Blog Candy Video Style!

Cricut Chipboard Tutorial

A lot of people wonder if you can cut chipboard with the regular Cricut. The answer is YES!! I made this tutorial using thinner white chipboard. You cannot use really thick chipboard with the Cricut but you can use regular, thinner stock.

Enjoy!

Here I am!!!

I am so sorry!! I have not felt like blogging at all lately!! Over the past 2 1/2 weeks (since Labor Day), I have had sick kids and a ton of little things to be done. In all honestly I just haven't felt much like myself lately. I need to get my stampin'/scrappin' mojo back but I am fine for this little break.

I am super excited about the blog candy I will be posting later today. I hope you will enjoy it, too!!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Super Saturday Poster

I made this posterboard for our church's "Super Saturday". It's basically a day where the women get together and make crafts and other fun stuff. I got to use my Cricut on this and had a blast with it. Aren't those Paper Dolls so cute??

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Another mousey!!

Here's another little mouse I got at Hobby Lobby. To tell you the truth, I bought both of these for my 20,000 blog candy but then brought them home and played with them. They are so super cute!! Do you think anyone would mind winning them for my candy even though I used them once or twice? First, I guess, I need to decide if I really want to part with these critters.

This card was made using the Cuttlebug for the embossed background and Regal Rose, Mellow Moss, & Basic Black for the cardstock colors. I kept the mouse really simple by not even coloring it. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Sweet, little mousey!

Yesterday when I was in Hobby Lobby I saw this cute House Mouse stamp in the clearance area. I think I am in love!!! I'm going to go back this week and pick up some other ones. This was very easy to color with my pastels and I just used a card that I started but didn't finish a few months ago. The colors I used were Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Whisper White, and Pretty in Pink. I used the Cuttlebug for the embossed background and Papertrey Ink for the sentiment.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Out of it!!

I'm so sorry I have not posted in about a week and a half. We returned from our little trip over Labor Day weekend and have all been sick. I am finally feeling better but now my 9 year old is really sick. I'm going to take her in today. She has had a fever of 103 over the weekend and then it went away but now she is screaming about her eyes hurting her and a terrible headache. We are pretty concerned. If I get a chance this week I will post my blog candy and maybe even make a card. As always, my family comes first so I will get to it when everything else is in order.

I hope you all have a terrific day. Thanks for visiting my blog!