Thursday, May 29, 2008

Enjoy Clipboard

This is a clipboard that I made to go with the stationary set pictured in the last post. I used the Bali Breeze designer paper and the Enjoy Every Moment stamp set with this project as well. Stay tuned for more pics of stationary that I've been working on...

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Stationary Set

This is my first attempt at a stationary set. It is going to be a gift for a friend's birthday this week. I wanted to use my new Enjoy Every Moment stamp set and the Bali Breeze designer paper. It took some practice to figure out how to make a "folder" that was strong enough to hold five note cards, five greeting cards and ten envelopes, but I am happy with the end result. If you would like to make a similar gift, you could also add an altered pen, and altered over sized paper clip, a book mark or an altered notebook. If you would like to see more pictures of this project please visit the following link:
Thanks for looking!

Friday, May 23, 2008

More Carousel Notes Purses...

I was asked to make two Mini Photo Purses for a friend and thought I'd share them with you. Both are made with the Carousel Notes featured in the Occasions Mini (but only until May 31st!). For the first, I used Fall Flowers designer paper and the Fun and Fast Notes stamp set. For the second, I used patterned paper form a craft store (gasp!) and the Zoofari stamp set. If you would like to see the inside of the purses, please click the following link: If you click on each picture, a larger image will appear. Thanks for looking!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Altered Clipboard

This is a clipboard that I altered for Troy's Kindermusik teacher. I really liked the music paper, and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the All In the Family stamp set. I have to admit, I had my eye on this set for quite a while before I was brave enough to buy it. I thought that it may be difficult to use since there are so many pieces. However, I have been pleasantly surprised how easily "family" projects come together. What is great about this set is that it allows you to create stick figure "people" that are as unique as your real life subjects. Creating families, friends or even individual people make great birthday, anniversary and baby cards, pictures to be placed in either an altered frame or a plain frame, clipboards or just about any other altered project. If you love this set but are a bit leary as I was, a tool that makes this type of stamping much easier is the Stamp-a-ma-jig. This is an invaluable tool for any stamper to have. What do you think of this project? Eventually I know someone will leave a comment! :)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Flip Flop Card

I have recently been inspired to vary the style of card I create by learning new techniques. This (as many of you may already know) is a flip flop card. Once you have made one, it proves to be quite an easy task. I am sure I will be experimenting further with this style in the very near future. Post a comment to let me know what you think!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Make and Take (May)

The theme for this month's challenge card for Stamper's 10 was "spring creatures." Any living thing that is associated with spring would have been a great subject for this month's card. After a few weeks of pondering what to do with my new "Bugs & Kisses" stamp set, I finally broke it in for the make and take, and I was determined to use it with the "Summer Picnic" paper from the Occasions Mini. What do you think?

(To see all of the May Challenge Cards, please visit the link under Stamper's 10 Challenge Cards on the side bar.)

Scrap Exchange

What a fun time we had at the Scrap Exchange workshop last week! The cards that were created by my guests have inspired me to get creative with my own scraps! The card pictured above was the make and take for the evening. I had just gotten an order containing my first pack of "In Color" card stock, and I was anxious to use the Groovy Guava and the Purely Pomegranite together. I have also noticed that I do not use black card stock very often, so I wanted to incorporate that as well as a challenge. To view some of the scrap cards that were created, please visit the following link:

If you would like to attend a future Scrap Exchange, please email me.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

May Stampin' Up Specials

Wow! What a great time to be a Stampin' Up customer! Exciting sales are blooming throughout the month of May. First, there is the recruiting special. If you join Stampin' Up as a demonstrator before May 31st, you will receive 20% off of the Starter Kit, PLUS a free tin of Hodge Podge Hardware! If you have ever thought about turning your crafty hobby into a fun and exciting business, now is the time! Let me know if I can help you get your new business underway! Here is the flyer to explain in more detail (please click on the "New Demonstrator Special" link under "My Stampin' Up Business links to see a larger version):

There is also a great chipboard sale going on! Chipboard is a wonderful way to add dimension and style to any card or project. If you make a purchase of $35 or more, you will receive 25% off of the chipboard products in the Spring/Summer Catalog. (For a larger version of this flyer, please click on the "Chipboard" link under "My Stampin' Up Business Links").

One final promotion to take note of is the Cutting Mat Special (for a larger version, please click on the "Cutting Combo Special" link under "My Stampin' Up Business Links"):Also, please remember that the last day to order from Occasions Mini is May 31st. After that date, the adorable items featured there will no longer be available for purchase.

Please let me know if I can help you take advantage of any of these wonderful promotions! And, don't forget that you could earn FREE Stampin' Up product by hosting a fun class at either your house or mine! I would be happy to schedule a date for you to have a creative girl's night!