Saturday, February 25, 2012

Repurpose cigar box with wall paper samples

My Friend Terry gave me this wonderful wooden cigar box! I decorated it wallpaper samples (that Sue gave me) to go in my bathroom. I am going to use it to keep my simple makeup in!

Video if you like to view:

Country theme tissue box cover

I finished tearing down, scrapping all the ceiling texture and wallpaper in our master bathroom. And painted it a vibrant red garnet!
I am now adding black accents here and there.
One is this tissue box cover!
Here is a video, hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Love a domino mini gift

Made this for my SIL (Sunday was her birthday, took me a couple days to load the video) so cute!! I sat with my bin of precut items, you know... we all have them, you cut something and do not use it and they pile up!

that was for the fence and the string, and the pink flower on the front. When I saw the string - I knew I had to punch some type of word and have it hanging there! I have this alphabet dies from Provo Craft (very old metal ones) and punched them out and glued them to hang on the string. Follow through with the little hearts to hang on the string. Please see the video for more details!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Pigs made of plastic eggs - Martha Stewart

I saw these on Martha Stewart web site and thought of my sister Sharon who loves pigs! Since I wanted to pin them on my board from the MS site and it wouldn't let me I had to make my own post.

Love & Sympathy

My Sister in law lost a family member and wanted to make a special card for her. I used the Love & Sympathy Stampin' Up set to acomplish this card. I borrowed some design elements from the book. I added the effect on the base of embossing, bordered with a punch strip and then layered with the sentiment

Friday, February 17, 2012

Get well card - sweet butterfly

I made this card this past weekend for my husband's aunt who broke her ankle and needed surgery.
I first punch the butterfly from the base card front and stamped it and set it aside.
I then stamped the base card with the floral stamp from the Love & Sympathy set to give the effect of background fields of flowers. the underlining I also stamped before adhering it to the inside front cover.
Taking a glue dot - I folded the butterfly and put it back in place with some pearls.

Inside was stamped too and I drew some lines to make a border. I wrote some well wishes for her recovery.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Little boy - fire truck Birthday card

My goodfriend Sue has a little grandson who loves anything to do with Fire Stations, fire trucks etc.

His birthday was the 9th and I mailed it a little late for him to get on time.
Here I cut the Fire truck from a cricut cartridge as well as the fire hat.

He likes the #41 as it denotes the firestation number so I added it to the hat and the side of the truck (glare from the flash)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Masculine Birthday card

Here is another male birthday card I made, this time also for another brother in law for February too! I mailed this last week as Chris' birthday was the 10th.
I used the Stampin' Up stamp Countryside stamp set for the front and inside image.
The ribbon and brad I believe is a retired color from Stampin' Up. The sentiment is actuary a clear sticker from my stash mounted on a couple Stampin' Up punches. Sorry for the glare on the inside picture.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine Card 6 of 6

My last in the series of pink red and white embossed stamp cards for Valentine's Day.

Again I used the same stamp image from Stampin' Up, added a glitter heart to the candy box, and layered her on an embossed (Cuttlebug hearts) pink card stock, bordered with a satin red ribbon. I snuck in a double heart in the upper right hand corner. (Stampn' Up punch)

Valentine Card 5 of 6

Here is the 5th in my series - it is a Z fold card - I should make more of these as they are a fun way to make an A2 size card. Just take the front of the card and fold it back to the crease.

 The cute vintage image is from Stampin' Up, Embossing with the Cuttlebug folder.
The inside sentiment is a Studio G stamp.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine Card 4 of 6

Hello - here is my 4th card. All the cards in this series I mailed a couple weeks ago with some goodies and mini albums to my daughter and her roommates (5).
I love this MS border punch! The arches are so effective. I embossed the second layer (pink) with the Hearts Cuttlebug folder.
I stamped an image (Stampin' Up) which you may not be able to see onto the red heart (punched).
It is raised on foam squares and a statin bow glue dot on.

Valentine Card 3 of 6

Hi Folks, here is my 3rd card. I created this trifold card for my daughter.

I used the Martha Stewart border punch and created the border strips and the cut outs as well. The inside sentiment is a retired Stampin' Up stamp.
The cherubs is a punch I have had for quite some time the funny blur on the second image is actually a hanging heart from a string.
The card kind of reminds me of a window...

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Wallpaper sample uses - cards

I love the samples my friend Sue sent me. They are fabulous and vibrant and some have texture as well.
Here are a couple cards I made using two diff kinds of sample papers.

Here is a video for your viewing pleasure to see the texture as well.
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Valentine Card 2 of 6

Here is my second in a series, I'll post two more tomorrow!
This base is also A2 in size, the second layer is embossed with the Hearts Cuttlebug Embossing folder, the sentiment is one from my stash - I think a StudioG stamp raised on foam squares.
Another layer which is a border punch from Martha Stewart, wrapped in a silk ribbon and accented with two cherubs and a heart glittered sticker.

Valentine Card 1 of 6

Hi folks - I'll be posting a series of Valentine's Cards from now till Valentine's Day.
Here is the first one.
The base card is of A2 size, the red layer was shortened and punched with Martha Stewart running hearts border punch.
The third layer was embossed with Cuttlebug Hearts folder.
The Heart is from a large Stampin' Up punch, the cherub is a punch I have in my stash.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Mini Albums 4 videos

Hi Folks - here are 4 videos for the mini's I made, they started out the board mini books from Michael's. They come 4 to a package with only one binder ring, I used my Cinch to bind the edges.
I split the packages so I used 2 for the covers and made my own pages using thick craft card stock I picked up at Joann's which I think will be my go to mini page creation base.

I will be selling these 4 mini's at $15.00 for each one US only that includes shipping!
If you would like one or more info - please comment and I'll get back to you.

 Please enjoy these videos! Thank you for viewing and comments!
1. Tim Holtz Bird Cage Mini
2. Stampin' Up Doily Mini 
3. Clock Mini 
4.Field of Butterflies mini

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Masculine Birthday card

My brother in law Frank, birthday is today and I mailed and made this yesterday for him. I love the old pickup truck from the Countryside stamp set from Stampin' Up. (120495) If you would like this set let me know as I am a Stampin' Up demonstrator!

I inked the edge of the card and image, layered the front of the card with - get this - wall paper - I just love the colors of the stripes and went well with my ink, the wallpaper is very smooth of the stripes.
Added a file folder punch with the Happy Birthday stamp from my stash. The inside sentiment is from Studio G from Michael's. The little apple stamp is also from the same stamp set "Countryside".

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Pink and Gray elegance

I made this card weeks ago with the stamp group and found the pic on my cell phone as I had quickly got it to post before the mail came for pick up!
I love the gray ribbon and the simple knot. The double stamping, first the background then the flowers layered. All products are from SU