Inspiration from Melissa

Monday, November 30, 2009

Very Simple Sympathy

Hi guys! Well we are home again after a nice time away in WI! Always seems busy but fun! This card is a quick put together for me using the Big shot and an impressions folder.

paper: close to cocoa, very vanilla
ink: rich razzleberry
stamps: thoughts & prayers
tools: big shot, impression folder
accessories: polka dot rich razzleberry ribbon

Friday, November 27, 2009

HUGE Stampin Up! Savings!!!

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Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and if you are shopping today... good luck you crazy people! ;)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Together Forever...

Hello all, well tom is the big Turkey day and we hope to leave for WI in a few hrs. So i will be MIA for a few days. I hope you all have wonderful Thanksgiving's spent w/ your families!

Today's card is my Christmas spin on a wedding card!

paper: choc chip, real red, whisper white
ink: choc chip, real red
stamps: together forever
tools: big shot, texture plates, ticket corner punch
accessories: gold brads, striped old olive ribbon, linen thread, stampin dimensionals

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thought's & Prayers

Is this ribbon almost tasty looking??? Ok well maybe that's streching a bit but I think it's so stinkin pretty! I would be proud to give this card to anyone! You can see the big jumbo grommet(they were just on special a bit ago) above and it works slick to attach it only to half of my tree piece and then i tied on my ribbon to that. I really like how it turned out... Also, if you don't have the big shot, background stamps are a great way to go as well. I used the retired paisley background stamp and i really like how it turned out~

ps. my inspiration came from here

paper: close to cocoa, old olive, whisper white
ink: close to cocoa, old olive
stamps: thoughts & prayers, teeny tiny wishes, paisley background
tools:modern label punch
accessories: jumbo grommets, old olive stripped ribbon, brads

Monday, November 23, 2009

Autumn Harvest

Playing around w/ my brayer again... it's a challenge to myself to see how good of a sky i can come up w/! Since thanksgiving is right around the corner i wanted to do a fall scene and give a try at doing some masking w/ my pumpkins! Super easy and i think turned out kinda cute!

paper: rich razzleberry, old olive, whisper white
ink: pumpkin pie, old olive, soft suede, crushed curry
stamps: season of friendship, autumn harvest, teeny tiny wishes
tools: 1 1/4" circle punch, modern label punch, crop a dile, stamp a ma jig
accessories: ribbon(from clearance rack @ Hobby Lobby), linen thread, eyelet

Friday, November 20, 2009

Delightful Decorations

Want a simple idea for your Christmas card? Here you go, w/o having to do ANY cropping! This card is 8 1/2" X 5 1/2" (bottom old olive, so exactly 1/2 a sheet). The picture is a regular 4x6 matted on whisper white. Then all i did was punch out 2 ornaments from my stamp set Delightful Decorations(in the Christmas Mini right now!) and add a bit of bling(dazzling diamonds). I found the envelopes @ Walmart ... they are greeting card envelopes for approx $5.50 for 50 of them? I also have them on hand if you like for $.08 each and you don't want to buy 50 ...

paper: basic black, old olive, whisper white
ink: old olive
stamps: delightful decorations
tools: ornament punch
accessories: stampin dimensionals, 2 way glue pen, dazzling diamonds, 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon in old olive, brad

Thursday, November 19, 2009

On a Pedastal

Left over precut cardstock from my camp and i just changed the stamp and made a b-day card... Using of course my FAV stamp set EVA!;)

paper: crushed curry, whisper white, close to cocoa, rich razzleberry, razzleberry lemonade dsp
ink: rich razzleberry, crushed curry, close to cocoa
stamps: On a Pedestal
tools: crop a dile (to set 3 white eyelets), eyelet border punch, stamp a ma jig(to get that cake 'stacked' just right)
accessories: 2 way glue pen, dazzling diamonds, hemp twine, white eyelets

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Autumn Days

This was another card we made at the fall camp. Sadly for me it seems i've needed a lot of sympathy cards lately so i wanted to incorporate that into the camp so others would have one on hand as well. Stamping the wheat onto the card, makes a nice matching set to give.

paper: crushed curry, whisper white, close to cocoa, rich razzleberry, razzleberry lemonade dsp
ink: rich razzleberry, close to cocoa
stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Autumn Days
tools: scallop border punch, stamp a ma jig(to get the sentiment nice and straight along the edge)
2 hemp twine

Another Thank you...

This card is made using the stamp set Beary Best Friends and colored in w/ the chalks for a soft complete look.

paper:melon mambo, choc chip, whisper white
ink:choc chip, stampin pastel chalks (to color in the bear)
stamps: Beary Best Friends, Beary Nice Wishes
tools: big shot, texture plate
accessories: certainly celery ribbon, brad

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Build a Bear Thank you...

So after the girl's celebrated their birthday's together, i wanted to put together some cards as thank yous that they could 'sign' and give to the givers... this is one that i came up w/. Cute lil girl bear complete w/ her accessory bag and hair bow! tip: on this particular one i just snipped a bit of her hand so the bag could be 'held' better! Oh, and for QUICK put together on the face, punch out a circle and paste behind the head of the bear so you don't have to mess w/ the TINY little pieces!

paper: pretty in pink, close to cocoa, pawsitively prints dsp, choc chip
ink: choc chip
stamps: Beary Nice Wishes
tools: Big Shot, Bigz Bear, sizzlits beary girl

Friday, November 13, 2009

Gift Card holder for Christmas ...

This is what it looks like finished
here we have our 8 1/2 X 4" sheet . Score 3 1/2 " from each side and then 1 1/2" inbetween those two lines(so you end up w/ 3 score lines total. Fold it accordion style. Then i took my library card, traced just the tip of it and cut out w/ a scissors. Then punch a 1/2" circle w/ your 1/2" circle punch for a cute tab.
When you seal the bottom of your pocket to house your gift card make sure you only tape the corners or just put a wee bit of sticky strip along the very bottom... you have to allow room for your card to slide in the pocket!
I used the Jumbo wheel bold snowflakes to roll along the front and back using tone on tone in this case elegant eggplant. The old olive belly band holds it all together w/ the ornament punched out from the stamp set definitely decorative(In the xmas mini RIGHT now)! For the belly band I just took 1"X8 1/2" strip and fold it around and taped on the back side, you will have to snip a bit of your extra off... and then this slides on and off for easy opening! Enjoy!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

On a pedestal...

Goodmorning! So this card was all precut as a left over from camp and i switched up the stamp to make it a smidge different... using my ALL TIME favorite b-day stamp set to date i think!!! tip: rip those edges and distress w/ your finger nails to give it a bit of classy grunge feel!

paper: crushed curry, whisper white, rich razzleberry, razzleberry lemonaide dsp, soft suede
ink: soft suede, rich razzleberry, crushed curry
stamps: on a pedestal
tools: eyelet boarder punch, crop a dile(for setting eyelets quietly...)
accessories: 2 way glue pen, dazzling diamonds, hemp twine, white eyelts

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Texas Caviar

Hello! This was one of the treats served at camp and i told the ladies i could live off this if i had too!

2 cans Shoepeg corn(or supersweet)
1 can black beans
1 can black eyes peas
1 sm-med white onion(diced)
1 cup celery(i chop real fine)
1/2 cup each red, green, yellow pepper (diced)
I like to add a fruit and this time around did about 1 C. crushed pineapple(fresh peaches or mangos are really good too)

3/4 C Vinegar
1 C sugar
1/2 C oil(i use olive)
1 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
1 t. Tabasco sauce to taste ( i just you 1 t. cayenne pepper)

Boil & Stir till sugar is dissolved... Serve cold w/ tostitoe chips and ENJOY!

Hannah's b-day

Wow, i don't know that i've ever been THIS MIA!!! Sorry about that.... had a bit of an interesting week behind me... thought i lost my camara... freaked out about that... then found it buried in MY office under paper (hint: NEED to clean). Then b-days, sickness in the house and yah... that's how it goes! So today I'm just showing you the treat baggies I made for the kidos @ the girl's b-day party. I know... I have girls, and they like dinos! So since their one guest was a 5 yr old boy.... thought he would appreciate that instead of princess items!

I used the medium cello bag along with the top note die for my baggie topper! Super slick and simple. The stamp is from the retired SAB set 'Yummy'.

Below you can see Ms. Hannah & Ms. Haley's cake. I had it made by Holly and oh my it was super dooper delish! Half chocolate w/ mint oreo filling and half vanilla with raspberry filling. The girls got the biggest kick out of it! When they woke up from their naps and seen it their eyes got real big and Haley looks @ me and says, "Wow! Mommy! Did YOU make that?" ;) I was honest and gave all credit to Holly!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hannah turn's 4!

Ok so i suppose my 4 yr. old could care less how much time i put into her card, but i did have a lot of fun w/ it! ;) My cousin gave me the challenge of using this stamp set to make a b-day card and this is what i came up w/! After all those layers i think it's gonna have to go in her scrap book and maybe some day she'll get a kick out of it! :))

paper: soft suede, melon mambo, very vanilla, razzleberry lemonaide dsp
ink: soft suede, melon mambo
stamps: perfect princess, on your birthday
tools:big shot, scallop circle #2 die, texture plates, circle scissor plus
accessories: brads, stampin dimensionals, 2 way glue pen, dazzling diamonds, polka dot soft suede ribbon, 1/2 pearl from pretties kit

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Quick n simple

Using the stamp set Delightful Decorations out of the xmas mini, makes this xmas card a cinch! You can earn this set (or any in the xmas mini) for only $10 when you host a party in your home w/ qualifying sales! Then SU! has the perfect punch to punch out these cute little ornaments and therefore you do NO cutting! That's the way to go! Below you can see it a bit better but i used my 2 way glue pen to line the swirls and dumped on the dazzling diamonds for some sparkle!

paper: ruby red, whisper white, kraft
ink: ruby red
stamps: delightful decorations, bold snowflakes jumbo wheel
tools: scallop edge punch, ornament punch
accessories: ridinghood red ribbon, hemp twine, 2 way glue pen, dazzling diamonds

Monday, November 2, 2009

Sour Cream pouch

Start w/ a square sheet, doesn't matter what size. Put sticky strip along one whole side and a bit on the bottom like you see pictured aboveAttach the 2 edges together keeping it roundPinch the one end w/ the sticky strip on it and use the crimper to seal that end goodThen pinch and crease the other end the opposite way of the bottom, but don't put any adheasive on that end and just crimp it
On the end w/0 adheasive i punched 2 holes and tied my very vanilla ribbon in a knot through the holes. Then w/ a bit of linen thread attached my birthday tag!

I put two mini snicker bars in here and left on the desk for a friend @ her work. Just a smidge of chocolate w/ some cute wrapping to brighten her day!

supplies: paper: choc chip dsp, very vanilla, choc chip
ink: pink passion, choc chip
stamp: on a pedastal
tools: crimper, ticket punch, crop a dile(for punching holes), stamp a ma jig (for getting the cake 'stacked' just right)
accessories: brad, dazzling diamonds, 2 way glue pen, crystal effects(for the cherry)