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Monday, February 28, 2011

Turtle Card

I totally hijacked this design from Courts Crafts Check out her version of this turtle card it is super cute.

I am trying to get better at explaining what I did so here goes. In Design Studio I took the shadow of the turtle from Create a Critter and welded them together to make the card base. Then cut the other pieces and embossed the inside part of the shell. The outside with the wholes I used my white prism color pencil and went all around the holes and shell making stitch marks. You can't see them very well but they look good in person. I stamped the face with a very cute Peachy Keen stamp and there you have it. I hope you enjoy.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Thank you card-Stampin Up Stamp

I made a thank you card using a super Cute Stampin up stamp.
I hand colored the stamp using my Prism colors and blended with Gamsol. I attached it to a cute out from Lacy Label that I tied a sheer ribbon around. At the bottom of the label I put two pink circles using my I*rock. I made the flower using A Garden of Words and sprayed it with Viva pink Glimmer Mist and attached it with a glittered brad. For the background I used a punch to cut out squares (good way to use up scraps), inked the edges and glued then in three lines.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Winner Winner

And the winner is, using
Babe O'Mara said...
WOW! For your first hop you certainly did a lot of work. Your projects are all fantastic. Love the first card. I'm a new follower. Thanks for a chance to win.
For all of you that didn't win sorry and you will have more chances on the upcoming hops I am in. Thanks for becoming followers. I love having you all to give me feed back and inspire me.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Penny Black Birthday Card

I made this card tonight for a coworker of my husbands. I had taken a break from hand coloring but I love this hedgehog stampin up set. I think its penny black but I am not sure. I have some clear Penny Black stamps but I don't know anything about stampin up to know if they are Penny Black. They look like it :) I love Penny Black stamps.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Friendship Blog hop

Welcome to my Blog, and the Friendship Blog Hop! If you've come from visiting Shawnee, you're in the right place. If you were just looking at my blog and want to play along with our blog hopping fun, you can go to the beginning at
 .  This blog hop is all about friendship; cards that you would love to send to or receive from a friend - congratulations, good luck, thanks for being a friend, etc.  Sometimes it's nice to just send a card to a friend for no particular reason or to celebrate something with them.  There will be opportunities to win some blog candy and get lots of ideas!  So sit back, and enjoy the hop!

This is my first time participating in a blog hop so I got a little crazy with the projects.

My project for today included several cards since this is a card gallery hop after all.  I could not just make a card with all the lovely visitors stopping by so I decided to do a couple of the tutorials on Splitcoaststampers.  
This card was a lot simpler than I thought it would be. I saw this tutorial and had to give it a try. 

 I added Enamel accents in the middle of the flowers. It is hard to see but gives them some dimension.
I used my Irock to add a little bling to the sentiment.

The Doodle Around Stack by DCWV patterned paper
Martha Stewart Version of a scor pal--much cheaper and I used a coupon. I love it.
Stampin Up Stamp
Irock~~my new toy
Enamel accents white~~on the flowers. This stuff is very neat if you haven't used it yet.

I am still debating adding something to the front of this box. When I figure out who I am giving it too I will personalize it a bit more. 
There is a little note pad and a pocket for holding stamps on the base. Two pockets in front of the card holder for whatever you like. I am adding a few small cards, tags, and a decorated clothes pin or two. I am not completely done with all that yet since this is a card hop I focused on the cards first.

Here are some cards that I made to match this box. I am going to put several of them in it and use the rest as sets to give to other people. I am trying very hard to make sets of cards now instead of just one since I have way too many scraps. A 12x12 makes at least for cards so that is what I did.
These cards I printed out the sentiment and added a few buttons, flowers and a ribbon. I kept them very simple because I loved the paper and didn't want to cover it up too much.

These cards I used the tree from Simply Charmed. It is such a cute tree. I printed out the sentiment and inked the edges. 

In case you get lost along the way here is the line up.
Jamie You are HERE
Whats a blog hop without a little blog candy. 

These are two of my favorite sets of stamps and you can never have enough buttons. 
If you want a chance to win just become a follower and leave me a way to contact you. I have two more hops coming up and have a Cricut cartridge and other goodies for the next ones so stay tuned. 
Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I hope to have you as a follower because I love comments and advice, not to mention new friends. Enjoy the hop and next you will go to Lisa Marie (Phoebe)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Valentines Stick Candies

Made these candies for the ladies at my husbands work. I used Lacy Labels for the background and Simply Charmed for the love bugs.

 They really liked them. I love the way they came out.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentines's Candy Bags

I made a few candy bags for my fantastic neighbors. I used Simply Charmed for everything except the bee. The bee is from Create a Critter. I stamped the faces using Peachy Keen assortment stamps.

Peachy Keen Stamps Assortment set
Create a Critter Cartridge
Simply Charmed Cartridge
small plastic bags-Walmart craft department
red, pink, yellow, and black card stock
piece of patterned paper-brand unknown
glue-of course :)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Awesome Week!! Valentines Sale

I am a teacher in a rural area and have a VERY low class this year. They have a very hard time reading and really enjoy listening to books on CD’s. We have two working portable cd player and for 23 kids that is just not enough. So we decided to sell the above candies to buy more cd players and more books with cds. They colored the stamped images and glued them to the scallop I cut using Lacy Labels and they tied ribbon around the first two hundred then we stopped that part to save time and money. 

They have sold almost 300. I just ordered 10 cd player. We had just decided to spend the rest of the money on books with cds when the director of the afterschool program walked in and gave us the best gift. She brought us a whole box full of books with cds that she said we could keep! So I actually get to put the extra money toward something else. God knows I spend a ton of money on my kiddos.
Here is the thank you card I made for her. I am so excited that we got all these books.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Awesome Project for Upcoming Blog HOP

I am working on a project that I just LOVE. I found a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers. If you haven't looked at their inspired projects you should. I can't wait to share my project next week! Here is a little hint of what it looks like so far. Still have a way to go...

Friday, February 4, 2011

Altered Notebooks

I joined a notebook swap. I was testing out some ideas and this is what I came up with so far.

Since I had some left over paper and little notebooks I made a matching notebook to go with it.
I like how simple and pretty the big ones are but they may need a little some more added to them.

The little one definitely needs a little something more to decorate it. Not sure what yet but it will come to me.