Saturday, February 27, 2010

My Computer

I will post again as soon as I get my computer back from the "doctor". I just have an older computer that I can send messages with. Hope to see you soon!!!

Friday, February 19, 2010

New Flower Punch & Flowers

I have had so much fun this afternoon working with this new flower punch. I have been making some projects for my clubs and classes this month. This flower I just made out of newsprint from our local paper. I made 5 flowers and then crumpled them and crumpled them. Then I made one 1 1/4 inch circle and poked a hole in the middle and then added the pink corduroy button. How easy is that! Oops, before I added the button I took my sponge and added some pastels on the edges of the flower.
I need to make a St. Patrick card for my West Hills Residents so I used the retired Kiwi Kiss corduroy button and some Kiwi Kiss DSP and did exactly the same as above. It would also be fun to use some old papers or books to get the really old vintage look. You can purchase this punch for only $15.95 in the new Occasions Mini Catalog on page 13 #18073 (Extra Large Fancy Flower) Just image the different papers and fabric you could use! Have a fun time with this punch!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Live and Learn

Yesterday Kris came over and she made this beautiful purse (colors are not very true) It was such beautiful material and she had worked hard and did such a great job!!! To make the story short when she got home she threw it in the wash machine and it didnt fray like the others. She snipped it and washed it again and still no fraying. I don't know what kind of material it was but evidently it didn't have much cotton in it so it did not fray. She told me it is still a pretty purse. Kris sewed this by herself and said she does little sewing so she was pretty excited when she left. I have to get to stamping now and leave the sewing for awhile or even my downline will fire me. We are getting ready for our 1st Annual Expo so must get in gear! Have a great day!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Craft Expo

You are invited to the First Annual Crafting Expo-March 6, 2010 at the Minneluzahan Senior Center in Rapid City SD from 10am -2 pm.
If there was any part of Stampin' Up! crafting you would like to learn more about, March 6th is your lucky day. Admittance is FREE!!! All attendees will be eligible to win a Big Shot Die Cutting Machine & many more prizes. There will also be make and takes. Featured projects you will get to see and learn more about include:
Quilting-Cardmaking-Jewelry-Videos-Scrapbooking-Build a Bear-Fabric Art-Paper Crafts-New SU! Clear Mount stamps-Punch Art-Wall Decor-Stenciling and the newest crafting sensation, Digital Scrapbooking. Come and join us!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Lady Bug Bag

This little bag I made for Knollwood School to use in their Incentive Program. Just love the little ladybugs and hearts. I made this for a little elementary child so I only made it 2 x 2 scalloped squares with my Big Shot and Scalloped Square Die. These go together very quickly. I hope everyone has a great Valentine's Day! Enjoy your sweetheart and family!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Valentines for Lions Club

I have been sewing purses, sewing purses and sewing purses! I think I am on #17. They are so much fun and very addictive. I just got some new material and will have to show you one when I get it finished. Lined with polka dots-how fun is that!I just finished making some little favors to take to the Lions Club Valentine Supper tomorrow night! (Hopefully, the weather will straighten up so we can go) It was so slick this morning in the corrals that the horses and I were having a hard time standing upright! These little favors were made with a 6 x 6 piece of DSP. Yes, those FREE DSP from Sale-a-bration really work slick! Angie Juda on Chicnscratch has a tutorial on these but you just score on the 2 inch line on all 4 sides and then score diagonally in each corner. I used those little silver rings that you use to hook paper together and then tied ribbon on the rings. Filled with candy and that is it! So quick and easy! I hope you have a great weekend and that everyone on the East Coast gets shoveled out!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

New Punch Videos

You can click on the Videos on my side bar and watch a new video on the New Punches and Corner Punches by Bonnie. It is an excellent video if you just want any size of card stock. You can also go to Gretchen Barrons blog and look at the sizes of card stock she makes especially for punching with the new punches.

March 6th

Keep the date, March 6th open for a great day with Stampin' Up! More details will be coming but come out and enjoy a great time and it is FREE!!! Watch my blog and emails for the next month!!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Top Note Valentine Treats

These pictures aren't very good but I think you can get the idea of this projects. My sister just bought a Big Shot along with the Top Note die and made these for Valentine's Day! How cute are they. She used some retired Stampin' Up! DSP and just odds and ends of valentine embellishments that she had around the house!

Note the cool Mini M & M's! Have fun with these!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Club Cards

These are 3 of the cards that were made with our club members. I give everyone the same card stock, DSP, and ribbon and then they each design their own cards and bring them to the next club meeting. This time they could add their own embellishments also. Next month we will be doing either a scrapbook page or a card.

Kris made this card! Check out the creativity!!! We have a great time with this project! Kris also added one of the new Real Red Brads. Very creative with the opening of the card.

Peggy made this card and the pearl just sets it off. She also added some background embossed dots and used one of our new punches.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Easel Card

This is an example of an Easel Card. I used Pretty in Pink card stock (4 x 8) and scored it on the 2 inch and 4 inch line. I glued the 4 x 4 Pretty in Pink card stock on the scored 2 inch piece and added a 3 3/4 inch square DSP. I also added a 3 3/4 inch square DSP on the bottom. The white scallop was a Die from the Big Shot. I also cut out 2 large hearts from the large heart punch after I had put them in the textured envelope. I added a pink corduroy button for my "stopper" and some black satin ribbon. I used the window punch for my sentiment. It was a fun card to make! Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Valentine Holder

We made this little valentine holder in some of our clubs this month. You use the Tags Die with the Big Shot and can either use the roller or a stamp. I also added some ribbon and then you can put some Taffy or a chocolate stick through the holder for a little something to snack on. One of our clubs used the Kraft and Real Red and made them into Christmas Tags so we have a jump on the holiday. I hope you have a great day! One of our clubs meet today which we always have a great time!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

White Movers and Shapers Card

This is a very quick and simple card. I used the Movers and Shapers Die with the Big Shot and inserted the heart shape. The Whisper White card stock was put in the Perfect Polks Dots Impression Folder and then I cut a little off the front of the card and added a strip of DSP on the back after I punched it with the Lace Scalloped Punch. I just aded some pink satin ribbon and tied a knot. I am off to club---hope my class goes well!

Monday, February 1, 2010

This card is made with the scalloped square die and the Big Shot. I used Real Red, Pretty in Pink, and Whisper White card stock. I also used the Sending Love DSP, With All My Heart stamp set (clear stamps), Scalloped Edge Punch, Sending Love Epoxy Brads, Large Heart Punch and Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die! We will be making this card at club this week! Class will be in a few minutes so need to get going! Have a great day!