Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Team Blog Hop Featuring: The New Holiday Catalog

 Hello there and welcome to my blog! It is once again time for our team blog hop. I really enjoy being a part of these. You may have just come from Elizabeth's blog (if not be sure to check it out) I am the next stop on the blog hop.
Summer has been a little crazy for us so I have not been able to order my VERY long wish list from the new Holiday Catalog yet. So, for my projects I used two of the stamp sets that we received at convention this year. The first set of projects is done with one of the fabulous new hostess sets called Mixed Medley. I loved this set right when I saw it. I have so many fun plans for it. With the Olympics just starting I thought that I would join in the spirit and do an Olympic themed project. Okay, I guess I just used the color scheme but I am still really happy with the way these tags turned out.

You can do SO many things with them. Make them into ribbons for kids, attach them to little treats or on top of gifts. Below you see one project I did using one of the tags. This was a quick dress up of a candy bottle my mom asked me to do for my cousin's birthday. It went together really quick and she LOVED it.
To make the Real Red, Daffodil Delight, and Pacific Point tags I used the 2 3/8" scallop circle, the 3/4" circle, and the NEW 1 1/4" scallop circle punches. I then created an accordion folded flower with the Simply Scored tool scoring my paper every 1/4". The "for you" was done using our white embossing powder and the stamped scallop image was done in the coordinating color. If you have not used our new ink pads it is a MUST! They are amazing! The images they make are flawless. I love it! I haven't had to "restamp" an image once while using them!!! I have hopes of converting all my ink pads!!!
To make the Basic Black and Gumball Green tags the instructions and supplies are basically the same. The only difference was that I didn't have DSP in those colors so I had to come up with something else to make them pop. All I did was take strips of paper and adhere the ends together (creating the loops) and then used the glue dots to adhere them to the center.
These tags were really simple and really add a great pop to any gift.

I hope that you will continue along our blog hop list. Next up is my dear friend Martha. Enjoy!!!
 Christina Mansker
Elizabeth Harris
Kim Stewart     
Martha Haddock
Maxine Conrad
Sharon Loring

These last couple projects are done with the Affection Collection stamp set. I did not personal come up with these projects. I just wanted to show you a stamp set that you can purchase since my main project was done with a hostess set (though I highly suggest booking a card class and earning it).
These were some of our fabulous make and takes at Convention. I really loved the projects we made this year. SO cute!!! The first is a fun card. I had never done layering with stamps like this before, but it was really fun and I was pleased with the way that it turned out.

 This last project is an envelope-ish card. I was thinking it would be cute with a monogrammed notepad and pen. To make the flower was very simple. Rip a strip of the Deisgner Fabric line both sides of the bottom edge with sticky strip and gather and wrap it around the dowel. Super simple yet, another great wow factor!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope that you enjoyed my projects as well as the others that the fabulous members of our team have done. 
See you again soon!!!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Team Blog Hop- Featuring the New Catalog

Welcome to my blog and thanks for stopping by! I am #2 on the list so you may have come from Martha's blog and I hope that you enjoy going to all the other blogs on our list and seeing what everyone has come up with.

For this blog hop I chose to do something different then I have for awhile. I LOVE playing with My Digital Studio when I want to craft, but don't necesarily want to pull everything out. The only problem with that is that I rarely see a project from start to finish. I use it ALL the time for accents on projects but I have never made a full project and printed it. Well that is all about to change. In the new current Idea Book & Catalog there are new content discs for MDS. I fell in love with so many of them that I am sure by the end of the catalog cycle I will have them all. The one that I just had to have though was the Storytime Collection (127214). My sister in law made my oldest an Aplhabet book for church with a mixture of pictures of himself and Jesus. In hopes of not having my youngest feel left out or forgotten I decided I MUST make him one as well. He loves looking at our family blog books and pictures on the wall so I decided that instead of doing his church themed as well I was just going to fill it with fun fmaily pictures and then make the letters corrdinate with those. A MUCH easier task in my head then when I actually set down to do it. This amazing collection comes with a layout for an 8x8 board book ready to go, but because I was picky and wanted the words to ryhme and corrdinate with the pictures on the pages I changed it up quite a bit. These are only a couple of the pages (obviously) but I am LOVING how it is coming along and can NOT wait to add it to my next order!!!

I will post pictures when I get the book back. I hope that he loves it!!! Frist I have to figure out wording for 6 more letters.
Thanks again for stopping by head on over to Sharon's blog next!
Kim Stewart - (you are here)
Sharon Loring -
Elizabeth Harris -

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Color Challenge

When life gets busy a lot of time passes between the times that I get to sit down and craft. This is one of those times. So when I saw that a member of my up-line posted a challenge on her blog I had to jump on the excuse to craft. The picture of above of the Americana themed jello was our inspiration. I love Americana and had such fun with it on our blog hop that I considered just posting another picture of those projects, but then I decided to make something new and fun. 
I came up with this!

I went a little crazy on the supplies for this card (I just couldn't narrow down what I wanted to use) but I really had fun with it and like the outcome. I was hoping to make a banner originally, but nap time isn't quite long enough for a project like that. I am thinking that now we will have to have a summer BBQ and use these are the invitations. Ideas are now rolling for decorations. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the card and look for more challenge projects to come!

Supply List:
Cardstock- Whisper White, Island Indigo, and Real Red
DSP- Summer Smooches
Ink-Real Red, Crumb Cake, and Island Indigo(distressing)
Stamp Sets- Mouthwatering and Best Friends Forever
Big Shot- Adorning Accents Edgelits, Adorning Accents Folders, Perfect Pennants Bigz L
Ribbon- Whisper White Baker's Twine
Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack
VersaMark and Melon Scented Embossing Powder

Friday, June 1, 2012

Stamp To The Max Team Blog Hop

 Hi! Welcome to my craft blog! I am #3 on the list. You probably just came from Mrs Martha's blog, LOVE her! I am so excited for the new catalog to start today!!! Our blog hop features products from the new catalog. Exciting no? YAY!!!
My projects are done with one of the new hostess sets called Priority Friend. From the moment I saw this set I loved it!
My first projects were very simple and true to the character of the set. I love the design of vintage envelopes to I designed a card to mimic that. I used strips of Real Red and Night of Navy to create my background. I LOVE the way that it turned out. So retro and fun! My second project was the little package you see pictured above. I think that this one is my favorite of all. It is the perfect size for little treats to give to a friend or neighbor.

 After I finished the first two projects I was loving the Americana feel and just had to keep going. I made this little pinwheel for my 3 year old to play with at the parades this July. It uses a sheet of paper from the new Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper and then just plan Night of Navy cardstock. I wrapped the Navy around a skewer to made the stick that he holds on to. I also made a second pinwheel that has a little girl in the center.

I also wanted to show that you didn't just have to do mail things with this set. This is a baby card that I made for a friend of mine. It uses two of the 2011-2013 in colors Pool Party and Island Indigo. I also used the hounds tooth embossing folder.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope that you liked my projects! Hop on over to the next blog on the list #4 which is my dear friend Stephanie.

#1 Maxine Conrad -
YOU ARE HERE #3 Kim Stewart -
#6 Christina Mansker -
Have fun hopping!!! 

Monday, May 21, 2012

Card Club

Card Club is starting in June, but I'm still missing one thing...
Card Club is a ladies' night out each month where we will visit, munch on goodies, and make 3 projects for you to take home. You will also receive the current Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog FREE!
The club will last about 10-12 months. You will need to place a $15.00 order each month. By the end of the year you will have a personal collection of high
 quality Stampin' Up products to create your own projects.

We will meet on two separate days so pick which one works best for you!
We will meet on
the 2nd Saturday at 2:00pm
the 3rd Thursday at 7:00pm

Space is limited so be sure to contact me today to reserve your spot!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Busy Busy Build-A-Bear

 My fabulous up line passed on an opportunity to me a few weeks ago. A lady asked me to make some magnetic Build-A-Bear sets for her kid's birthday party. I must admit that it turned into a much larger project then I originally thought it would be. Since I spent so much time on them I thought that I would share my finished projects with all of you.
The first set pictured is the set that I did for the boys. There weren't many boy options so I had to improvise. To make the basketball outfit I cut the bottoms off the Santa pants and the sleeves off of the T-shirt. I also free handed the baseball bat and hand drew the lines on the baseball and basketball. It was a lot of extra work, but I LOVE the way that they turned out!

  For the blue and yellow girl sets I used the Beyond The Garden DSP and then for the red set I used some paper from our current Sale-A-Bration promotion. All the free products you can earn this year are absolutely wonderful! I love them all!!!

 My final project was tags for treat bags. I would have used the old stamp set, but I didn't have access to it so I used the head from the Build-A-Bear die. I actually like them better then just having a stamp. I guess I like the dimension or something.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Mommy and Me Valentine Class

I am SO excited to announce my very first Mommy and Me class! I have been wanting to do one of these for quite some time, but just have never been able to come up with the right craft. Well, what better time for a kid's craft then Valentine's? Below is the flyer with the additional information for the class.

 We will get together on
Saturday February 11, 2011
at 2:00 p.m. at my home.
The cost of the class will be $8.00
This cost will include 20 cards and 20 candy bags.
If you need more then 20 no worries it is only
$4.00 for every additional set of 10.
Make sure to reserve your spot no later then Tuesday February 7, 2011
Space will be limited, so contact me to reserve your spots today.

*These cards are very simple, but please be mindful that the younger the child the more assitance they will need. Especially with this amount of Valentines.
**Valentine's shown in "boy" colors (pacific point and real red), "girl" colors also available (rich razzleberry and pumpkin pie).