Saturday, April 23, 2011

Explosion Boxes

I have seen these adorable explosion boxes out there in cyberland, but have never made one. Since the month of May is National Scrapbooking Month, I thought for club we should make something along the scrapbooking lines. So, I googled explosion boxes and found a tutorial on You Tube and made one of my own.

What do you think? I think just as a box it's cute using the PlayDate DSP.Then you take the lid off, and have pages inside for scrapbooking.
I had so much fun coming up with decorations for each page. I only adhered the flower in the lower corner at the bottom, so you could slide the picture underneath it.

I busted out my Playdate rubons and used those as well.

Here it is completely open on the inside.

Now I just need to get some pictures of my adorable grandchildren to put inside. I definetly think we will be making these at club in May.

This was just too much fun to make.

Thanks for peeking in.

Have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Customers Thank Yous

I have to say that I love my club girls. We really do have fun on club nights. I always want to give them a nice thank you for their orders each month.

This month I made this card that I cased from Diane Gilbert. I love everything about this card.....the butterflies, the colors, all of it.
Here is a close up of the card all alone. I just made a few changes from the original card.

Then, like always, I had to give the love inside. Sorry it's a little blurry.

I hope the ladies like these cards. I even made one for me while I was at it.

Thanks for peeking in.

Have a wonderful day.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Butterflies and Springtime just go together

This is going to be a real quick post this morning. It's my daughter's 23rd birthday today and there is lots to do. I have been seeing lots of these adorable butterfly easel 3 x 3 cards floating around cyberspace and wanted to make some for club.

If you look closely on each butterfly I embossed each one with a different embossing folder.

Then we took a butterfly and turned it into a post it note holder. Cute huh? I hope this inspired you to go make some for yourself now.

They were easy to make, just took some time.

Thanks for peeking in today.

Have a great day today.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

The new triple layer punch...

So, most of you should have or be getting your new Summer Mini catalog by now. That cute Peach Parfait flower is from one of the new punches. I have to be honest, I was a little hesitant to order them since they are having so many problems with their punches, but I figured I would have faith in the company that I have grown to love.....and I'm so glad I did. I love these punches. This is just a quick thank you I threw together for a customer for an order she placed. It's the 2-4-6-8 bag that you can get the tutorial from on splitcoaststampers. I think it turned out pretty cute. It's much cuter in person, I promise. All that really matters, is that there was chocolate inside.....isn't that the most important part???? Well, it is for me......hahahaha Thanks for peeking in today. Have a wonderful weekend.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Thanks so much

I saw this super sweet card on Stampin Connection and wanted to make it for my club girls.....until I sat down and made one....hahahaha I really like the card, but it was too much work. I think the problem was that my stamp set is clear, and with the Baby Blossoms stamp set it really needs to be wood, so you can use the Stamp a ma jig. But I still love the card anyway. I used Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke and Crumb Cake for my colors. Had to give the inside some love. Thanks for peeking in today. Have a wonderful Friday. Yay it's Friday!!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Quick and simple card

Here's a fun and quick card to make. I also think it's a great way to use up all those scraps sitting on our desks. I know I could probably make a dozen or more with the scraps on my desk right now. I just cut some 1 1/2" squares and corner rounded two opposite corners. Then placed them in two rows, cutting off the edges that hang over. I added some DSP and buttons using the Bitty Punches and Buttons, added a sentiment and a fun fast card. I think I made this card in less than 10 minutes. I still had scraps left over and had to give the inside some loving, so here it is. I hope your having a wonderful Thursday. Thanks for peeking in.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Fun new technique....

I have seen lots of fun cards using this technique, and I just had to give them a try.

I just adhered the cute little pink hearts to my white cardstock, then ran the whole thing through the lattice embossing folder. Isn't that just so cute?

Then using the new stamp set Four Frames, I added the sentiment on top. I don't know if you can read it very well, but it says Welcome Baby. Then I wanted to do the same technique but with different shapes. So, I used circles, and made this one more masculine.

I really do like the look of this fun technique. That lattice embossing folder is a fun little toy to have around. This was super simple to do. Now go try it yourself. What fun shapes will you come up with to try it on? Thanks for peeking in. Have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Fun Flowers Pin/hair clip

Isn't this pretty?

It's made with the Fun Flowers die, and various fabrics.

They are really easy to put together with a low melt glue gun. On the back it has a pin, but it could also be made into a cute little hair bow for a little girl.

Thanks for peeking in.

Have a wonderful day.

Monday, April 11, 2011

The cutest little fluffy sheep

This was the other card we made at my upline meeting. These adorable little lambs are floating around out there, but I like how we did ours.

The face uses the owl punch. Too cute huh?

That Tulip Embossing Folder is so cute with these little lambs too. Thanks for peeking in again.

Tomorrow I have an adorable pin we made at the upline meeting. So, be sure to check back in for that.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Because I Care

2 weeks ago, we had our upline meeting. Life has just been so crazy lately that I haven't had a moment to even blog lately.

This is one of the adorable cards that we made. I just love how the flower is layered with some embossed petals, and then no embossing, and then embossed again. Each petal layer is popped up with dimensionals. I love the button in the middle.....just the perfect touch don't you think? I think Black and Melon Mambo look so great together too.

Thanks for peeking in today.

See you tomorrow for some more cuteness from our meeting.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Much needed Thank Yous

I have a sweet friend that I work with that made me the cutest bag for work. She loves to sew, I love to play with, I figured the best way to thank her was to make her a pack of cards.

I saw these adorbale cards on Stampin Connection, and didn't write down the name of the lady that made them....sorry. Edited to add: Rita left a comment at the end of this blog post letting me know that it was her that I copied. Thank you so much Rita for bringing it to our attention. I always like to give credit where credit is due. To go to her original card, click on the comment section and she has left us the link: I thought they were so adorable, I made some very slight changes to them and made a pack of 4. This is a picture of what I did to the envelopes. I thought they turned out sooooo cute. I used the Just Believe stamp set with Melon Mambo, Blusing Bride and Old Olive for the colors. I hope she likes them. Edited to add: She LOVED them!!! yay!!!!

Thanks for peeking in.

Have a great day.