Friday, February 27, 2009

Another Note Card Holder...

I told you I was loving these note card holders. :) I made another one using the Raspberry Tart Paper. I love some of the prints in that pack, but some of them I think are really hard to work with. The paper I used on the front of the book is my favorite.
Anyway, just wanted to share this one with you! :)
What I used:
Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Pose Red, Old Olive Marker, Chocolate Chip (for the edges)
Cardstock: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Raspberry Tart DSP, Scallop Edge & Scallop Circle Punches, 1 3/8" & 1 1/4" Circle Punches, Sponge Daubers, Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Note Card Holder...

You know how when you see a project that you love, you save it to your favorites folder so you can make it another day...ok, well at least that's what I do. :) So, I saw this project forever ago, stuck it in the favs and then kinda forgot about it. Well, the other day I wanted something fun to make so I went searching my folder and was reunited. :) I first saw the project HERE on Dannie's blog.

I love love LOVE this, maybe its the fun birds and paper...I am loving pages 10 and 11 in the catalog. SO many fun things. Anyway...back to the love... :) the note card holder is easy to make and so much fun. :) It holds 4 note cards and envelopes...perfect gift! Let me know if you make one...I would love to see it. :)
What I used:
Stamps: Cheep Talk
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Summer Sun, Riding Hood Red
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Summer Sun
Accessories: Good Morning Sunshine DSP, Scallop Circle and Scallop Edge Punches, 1 3/8" & 1 1/4" Circle Punches, Riding Hood Red Double Stripe Ribbon, Silver Eyelets, Crop-O-Dile, Corner Rounder, Blender Pen

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

February Club Projects...

I love checking out other peoples blogs and getting great ideas, especially around club time. I figured I would post my projects so that if others check my blog for ideas then hopefully these will be useful. :)

The first project we did was this super cute little basket that I first saw HERE on Angie's blog. She even has a fun video you can watch. It is such a fun and easy box to make, plus it uses a 6x6 piece of cardstock, so you can get 4 from one sheet of paper with no waste. I like boxes and things that don't have a ton of wasted paper. :) I was thinking too that it would be fun to make and leave the handle off and then use it to hold those big note cube pads of paper...anyone know what I am talking about? Well, I do, so I guess that's what counts. :) The next project we did was this fun envelope card. I saw the fun tutorial HERE and then also when I saw my up-lines cute envelope card HERE, I decided it was a must to make. :)

Here is the envelope opened to show the cute note card that goes inside.
If you have any questions just let me know. :) Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Sale-A-Bration Scrapbook Page...

A little while back I made a progressive scrapbook page for a workshop. You can see it HERE. I used the exact same layout but changed up the colors and everything to use the fun new free Sale-A-Bration paper, stamps and ribbon. If you want to learn how to earn the fun Sale-A-Bration products for free too, click HERE.

Anyway, this is the 6x6 page. Its kinda hard to see since its white, but you get the idea. :) Oh, and sorry about the quality of the pictures, it was dark outside when I took them and now everything is glued together so I can't really take new ones. :)
Here is the 8 1/2 x 11 page.
Here is the 12x12. All of the stamped images are stamped with Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder. Then I inked the edges and center of each image to give it some depth.

Here is a close up to show what I did with the stamped images. :)

What I used:
Stamps: Polka Dot Punches
Ink: Versamark, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue
Cardstock: Kraft, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Delicate Dots DSP, White Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Ribbon Bundle, Scallop Circle and Scallop Edge Punch, 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" Circle Punches, Sponges, Dimensionals

Monday, February 23, 2009

ShoeBox Swap Cards (Part #2)...

Here is the 2nd batch of cards from the fun shoebox swap I went to. I had so much fun getting to see everyone again. :)

This one was made by my fun friend Candice.
I love how we stamped on the flower.
This one was made by my friend Janice.
This one was made by my friend Mindy.
This one was made by my cute friend Deborah. Her original design had the ribbon tied in a knot, but I couldn't get mine to sit right so changed it just a bit. :)

Friday, February 20, 2009

ShoeBox Swap Cards (Part #1)...

My awesome uplines group did a shoebox swap this past Friday that I was able to go to. Just in case you are wondering what that is, a group of us get together and each person brings all the supplies cut and ready to go for everyone to make their card. So, I cut enough for 20 people and came home with 20 new cards to add to my stash. :) I always have so much fun getting together, laughing and stamping...really, what could be better. :) Anyway, I just wanted to show you the fun cards I got to make that night. I will split them up over 2 posts so that this one isn't super long. :)

This is the card I made for the swap. This one was done by my cute friend Mandy.
This one was designed by my cute friend Sherri.
This one was designed my fabulous upline Brandi.
Look how fun these new corduroy brads are!
*Just a note, if there isn't a name by a card its because I am so bad with names and sadly can't remember who did if you see your card, let me know so I can give you credit!*
If you would love to have as much as I do and make fun cards like these, you can join my team and you will be able to come to all these EXCITING events with me. :)There is a REALLY great special going on with the starter kit right now, so if you are interested, email me at and I can give you more info.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Scallop Box Fun...

The other day when I was making my scallop box in the previous post I knew I wanted to make one and use it as a card holder. Now, I'm not saying I'm the first to do it, but I haven't seen one yet, so its a first in my book. :) I LOVE Kraft paper, so much I think I need to branch out. :) Anyway...I used the new Raspberry Tart DSP and made up my box and 8 little 3x3 cards to go in the box. Its kinda hard to see, but I used two jumbo eyelets in the front and that is what I ran my ribbon through. Love this ribbon too! Yum! :)
Side view of all the cards and envelopes.

All 8 cards are slightly different. They are all pretty simple with just a strip of DSP, paper piercing, and a butterfly square. :)
If you have any questions, just let me know. :) Enjoy!!! :)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

A Little Love...

Since Valentines was yesterday I thought I would post one last Valentines project. I love these scallop envelope boxes and I love giving treats away, so this combo was perfect! I made a few of these to give to my ladies I go visiting to each month. They loved them! :) I mean who doesn't love getting a treat decorated all cute?! :)
I hope you all had a great Valentines Day!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Pocket Card...

How cute is this? Ok, well I think so. You know how sometimes you make things and just aren't loving them...well, I am loving this. :) It turned out just the way I had pictured and everything. Ok, so on to the card. :) I have a shoebox swap I am going to tonight and this was one of the cards I played with having as my swap card. I ended up not using it so I thought I would share. The idea for the layout came from my FAB-O upline Ashley, she made a card similar to this for a Christmas class. :)This is just half a sheet of cardstock, cut the its 4 1/4"x 11" folded in half and then fold back the top at 1 1/4". Super easy. :) Then I cut a strip of chocolate cardstock to scallop and put behind the fold to make it pop. The inside card measures 3 3/4"x 5 1/4" and then the white is just a bit smaller than that. :) I think that's about it, but if you have any questions let me know! :)

What I used:
Stamps: Goody Goody Gumdrops
Ink: Basic Black, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Sweet Always DSP, 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Dazzling Diamonds, Blender Pen, Silver Brad, Dimensionals

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A Birthday CASE...

I needed a birthday card real quick and I loved the birthday card I made HERE so I decided to just change up the colors and instead of using ribbon I ran a strip of cardstock through my crimper. I love my paper crimper...I don't use it nearly enough, but I just love the extra texture it gives to a project without adding a ton of bulk! And can I just say that I am LOVIN these colors together fun! :) I love the way this card turned out, quick and easy, but still so cute! :)

What I used:
Stamps: Party Hearty
Ink: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Paper Crimper, Scallop Edge Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Top Note Nugget Holder...

Here is another super fun project I made with the Big Shot for my open house. I love Love LOVE this project. I can't wait to make more using all the new fun papers. :) Ok, so I found this project HERE on Andrea Walfords blog. She has a tutorial showing how to make this super cute treat holder! And don't you just love the cute Hershey Nuggets all wrapped up with paper? I think they are so cute! Plus, how can you not love this paper. :)

If you have any questions please let me know! :)

What I used:
Stamps: Wow Flowers
Ink: Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Sweet Always DSP, 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Clear Rhinestone Brad, Slit Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" & 1 1/4" Circle Punches, Linen Thread, Sponge Daubers and Dimensionals

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Its Time to SALE-A-BRATE!!!

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Dates: February 1-March 31
  • Customers: Receive FREE Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 you spend!
  • Hostesses: Receive a FREE Sale-A-Bration product with a $300 or more workshop, in addition to the normal hostess benefits.
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Top Note Bag...

Aren't these little bags so much fun! :) I loved them when I first saw them, so last week when I was playing with the Big Shot I made up a couple. I first saw these fun bags HERE on Angie's blog. She is so creative and always has fun things on her blog. :)

They are really easy to make. I was going to try and explain it to you, but Angie has a video you can watch HERE, and it really is just easier to watch her then for me to try and explain it all. :) One note though, the papers bags aren't the regular size, they are smaller ones that you can get at Michaels or Roberts and they measure 3 1/2 x 2 x 6 3/4.

Here is a view of the side so you can see where the bag is. :) If you make some let me know, I would love to see them. :)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A Little Decor Elements...

I thought since I hadn't been able to post anything that I would give you something else fun to see. :) I realize after looking at these pictures that perhaps I should have gotten a pic without the candy in it so you could see the flower better. :) Anyway, this is a fun little jar that I made to give as a hostess gift. I got the jar for less than $2 at walmart, and I think the little flower on the front adds so much. It is such a cute, inexpensive gift. Our decor elements are so easy to apply and I was having so much fun adding them to little sister laughed at me and says now my whole house will be covered in them...she is probably right. :)
Just another pic of the flower...hopefully it is easier to see in this picture. :)