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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sew Many September Release Sneak Peak

Here is a little sneak peek image for the wonderful set coming out in a couple days. Isn't this bear cute. Bailey is looking good with his bucket of candy. I colored him with Copics. I used my new punch I got for my birthday for the bottom and added some cute twine.
Here is a closer view of Bailey. I just love it.
I am going to give this bag to one of my students for their trick or treating. Thanks for stopping by and make sure to come back for Sew Many's September release blog hop.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Crafting When We Can Design Team

I made the design team for a new challenge blog starting up next week. I am excited to be part of the start up of this challenge blog. Make sure you join us for our challenges.

Here is the entire team.
Ang -
April -
Carol C -
Carol D -
Jamie -
Janet -
Jovita -
Lyn -
Mindy -
Poppet -

CDAC Design Team

I made the CDAC design team!

 Here is the entire team. I look forward to some fun with these ladies!
Team A
Tammy Miller --Team Lead -
Jamie Moore -
Georgia Ehrmann –
Kate Cordero -
Amanda Cruxton -

Team B
Jen Leeflang (Lead Designer) -
Donna Moore -
Kim Kelley -
Ruza Rebel -
Shelby Thomas -

Friday, August 26, 2011

Sew Many Challenge # 66~Edge Punch

This weeks challenge at Sew Many is to use an edger punch. How simple is that. Most of us already use a edge punch so head over there and link up your projects to win some wonderful stamps.
I made this using a Splitcoast Stampers tutorial. The paper is from DCWV Celebration. The super cute image is Sew Many ~Bailey Birthday and was colored with Copics. I cut the bottom with a scallop punch, added a couple brads and there you have it.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Wedding Candy

 I made these for my cousins wedding shower. I cut the scallop from Lucy Labels and printed the words in Photoshop.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Easel Box Card

My mom's 60th birthday was last week and I made this for her. Glad to say that see really liked it.
I cut the top shapes with Lacy Labels. I stamped the candles and colored them with Copics.
I filled the box with snickers and put her gift certificate in there. I added a personal message on the top.

You can find the tutorial I followed at Maria's Stamping Station.
I posted this on Crafty Card Gallery as a guest designer last week. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Bugaboo School Boy & Girl Card

I just love this stamp set I got from Bugaboo. I think it is so cute and versatile. Each piece is separate so you can have the boy or girl or ruler alone or put them all together. I colored them with Copics. I used some cute DCWV school paper and added some colorful brads to the corners.
I am going to give this to a coworker this school year.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Sew Many Challenge # 65 ~Summertime

Sew Many is having a summertime challenge. Head on over there and link up your projects!
Isn't this image super cute. Its called safe travels and I think it is the perfect image to wrap up summer for me. It makes me think of the last road trip before heading back to school. Anyways this is a Sew Many image and I colored it with my copics. The paper is DCWV Summer pack. I punched the corner of the card and added a few tiny brads. The rest is pretty simple. I liked the combo of the image and paper.
Well head over to Sew Many and link up your summer projects.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Sew Many Friday Freebie~Birthday Cupcake

I love love love this freebie! You can pick it up at Sew Many this Friday for free. I think it is a must have.
I used shimmer background paper and embossed a smaller paper for the middle. The sentiment is a dollar stamp I have had for a long time. The super cute cupcakes are Sew Many and colored with copics then decorated with Stickles, I love this card.

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to grab this cute freebie tomorrow on Sew Many.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Corner Bookmarks

I saw this tutorial and I had to try to make this corner bookmark. I love how they look and how easy they are to make.

 Here is the first one I made. I actually love how it came out. I followed the folding directions and added some ribbon and buttons. I border punched the bottom to make it a bit fancier. I cut the scallop square out using my Cricut and added the flower.

These two I made for a couple of wonderful ladies at my husbands work.
I followed the instructions again. I cut the gold circle with my Spellbinders. I cut the letter using Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge. I used my Xyron sticker maker to adhere the S to the circle. I used my Xyron Creative Station to adhere the circle. These sticker makers make projects so much faster and adhere great!

Here is how I packaged them.

I made a bunch of school ones as well in my last weeks posts. I will have a lot more of these in the future. I am thinking of making them as a Xmas present.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Whimsy Stamps DT Call

Whimsy Stamps is having a Design team call. I love many of the stamps that they have to offer so I am trying out for their team.

Here are a few projects that I have made lately.
Here are a couple cards...

 I made a bunch of these corner bookmarks with Meljen's digi I got from Whimsy Stamps store.

Thank You ~Rubber cement technique

This was my first attempt at using Rubber Cement to decorate my card. Let me explain...
First I stamped the flowers and thank you using clear dollar stamps that I bought at Michaels. After the background was all stamped (a bit too many flowers but I was just playing around). Then I took rubber cement and a paint brush and covered all the white parts with a thick layer of rubber cement. I needed to go a little thicker but impatience made me go to fast. After the rubber cement dried I sprayed the whole background with green spritz and let that dry. Then I rubbed the cement off and those parts remanded white.

This is a good technique and I will be trying it again. This first try came out ok but there are some problems with it. You learn from your mistakes right.
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

School Corner Bookmarks cont.

I posted a couple days ago the start to my making corner bookmarks for my teacher co workers. I have made several more that I am current packing.

Here is the next sets that I have made.

 This cute little apple is a freebie from Meljens Designs. I colored it with my Copics. My shading could still use come work.
 This cute little turtle is from Bugaboo. I colored them with my Copics.
Here is how I am packing them to hand them out. The back to school image is from Meljens Designs and again colored with Copics.

I hope my coworkers like these. Thanks for stopping by!

I am entering this into this challenge.
Cards by Jovan~~Back to School

Birthday Set

I made this set for my nephew's birthday. His bookmark I used Plantin for the letters and the faux stitched them. I then laminated it and added a ribbon.
This is a candy bar wrapper which he was most excited by. I used Riley and colored him with copics. I added some Glossy Accents dots. If you have not made one of these yet they are super easy. I just wrap paper around a candy bar and use Tacky Tape to secure the top, bottom, and side. I use my paper crimper for the top and bottom.
I am so bummed I can not find the picture I took of the inside card. I know I took a picture but it is no where to be found which is a bummer because this has a gift card folder on the inside. I cut the cake from Smiley Card and spray glittered it. The rest is pretty simple to see. 
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Sew Many Challenge #64 ~~3 or brads

Sew Many is having a brads challenge this week. You just need to make a card with 3 or more brads. Simple! Go over and link up your current project.
I made this card using this Splitcoast Stampers tutorial.
I angled this card so you can see the brads at the bottom. I used a Sew Many cupacake digi and colored it with Copics. I love this Celebrations paper from DCWV.  Thanks for stopping by and now head on over to Sew Many and join in on the fun!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

School Corner Bookmarks

Here is the front and back of one of the corner bookmarks I am making for some teachers I work with. I used DCWV The Grade School stack and a super cute Meljens Designs digi. I love Melissa's stamps. I colored this cute worm with Copics. I used my new spellbinders Lacey Circles to cute it out.

Here is a very similar corner bookmark I made using all the same materials.
I am entering the bookmark into these challenges.
Meljens Designs~~Challenge 71 use black
Queen of my Craftroom~~Back to school challenge
Whimsical Wednesday ~Back to school
Scrapbookaholic By Abby ~~School theme