Inspiration from Melissa

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Mini milk carton boxes

 after the girls just got done filling all the mini cartons w/ candy corn mix! Hannah brought 20 in for her class on Friday and she helped me assemble them! it really surprised me as she is not quite 5 yet! She really got a kick out of putting Frankenstine's face together!
These are the four that we made @ my Mommy and Me classes a few weeks ago! kids loved it!
paper: daffodil delight, pumpkin pie, pear pizzaz, crumb cake
ink: early espresso
stamps: spider web standard wheel, fence jumbo wheel, sillhouette sentiments, very vintage jumbo wheel, teeny tiny wishes
tools: big shot, mini milk carton die, scallop oval punch, curly label punch, circle scallop
accessories: half pearls, white gel pen, glitter, dazzling diamonds, daffodil delight ribbon, stampin dimensional

Saturday, October 30, 2010

pamper time & a fun teachers gift!

time to celebrate me turning the big 30! ;( It was a fun night out though! Chase was my birthday gift a day late!


 made these nifty little boxes for Hannah's teacher;) super cute in persone w/ all the glitter. hard to capture that on film;(

paper:tangerine tango textured 12X12, whisper white, wild wasabit dsp, rich razzleberry, basic black
ink: basic black
stamps: teeny tiny wishes, jumbo
tools: owl punch, modern label punch, tab punch
accessories: green, purple glitter, glitter brad(out of xmas mini) they rock!, stampin dimensionals, 2 way glue pen, candy ;)

'toad'ally crazy

Friday, October 29, 2010

off she goes

Hannah learning to ride her bike this spring!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

summer celebration

 So i've been working hard on scrapbooking this week! I think i've got about 12 layouts done in 2 afternoon's of nap time(all 12X12's)! woo hoo! This is fantastic. As i learn a little bit more every day that i play with this program, i'm just falling in love with it! Another huge plus is SU! just slashed their printing prices up to 60% less and this is for GOOD! For example one 12X12 printed page is $2.50. This is very competitive w/ all other printers! I know locally to print a page of that size is about $7+!

If this is something you've been thinking about doing... going digital... (CHRISTMAS is coming up and i do gift certificates!) i would love to help you out and get you rolling! Stay tuned for the rest of the week as i will be showcasing all the layouts i've been working on!

I you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask! The possiblities are endless as you have access to over 2,000 stamps, numerous papers and you can easily purchase additional addons right online through my digital store!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Beary Best Friends

Just a few more baby boy thank yous(and baby boy congrats) to share w/ you all. Using the real red this one really popped when all was said and done. I like the bright accessories!

paper: bashful blue, real red, early espresso, water color paper
ink: stazon brown, real red, not quite navy, soft suede, wild wasabi
stamps: beary best friends, beary best wishes
tools: aqua painters
accessories: bright buttons, linen thread, real red stripped ribbon

Monday, October 25, 2010

Beary Best Friends

same layout as a previously posted thankyou but using the big shot and square lattice impression folder. like i said b4 i just love those buttons! aren't they cute! Using the water color paper makes the blending super easy w/ the aqua painter...

paper: marina mist, pear pizzaz, whipser white, early espresso, water color paper
ink: stazon brown, marina mist, cajun craze, pear pizzaz, blushing bride
stamps: beary best friends, beary best wishes
tools: aqua painter, rich regal button, linen thread

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Animal Stories & Woodgrain

 Simple layout here w/ the owl (they are all the rage right now!) Everywhere you look it seems...theres an owl! Now if i could just figure out how to thread my sewing machine I would sure like to try and make a stuffed one!
paper: tempting turquoise, real red dsp, very vanilla, choc chip
ink: real red, choc chip, versamark(for woodgrain)
stamps: animal storiesl, woodgrain, silhouette sentiments
tools: square punch, scallop square
accessories: mini library clip, stampin dimensionals

Friday, October 22, 2010

Silhouette Sentiments

i just love this level 1 hostess set out of the big caty right now! It's dainty and comes in handy so many different ways! Sent this off to my dear cous in WI for some encouragement.

paper: peach parfait, crumb cake (dsp), whisper white
ink: peach parfait, crumbe cake(markers)
stamps: silhouette sentiments
tools: punch trio(lil flower), eyelet border punch, big shot, vintage wallpaper impression folder
accessories: half back pearls, peach parfait ribbon, sticky strip, stampin dimensionals

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Animal Stories

 using some retired choc chip ribbon and the remains of gift wrap ribbon from a gift wrapped box from the GAP... i made all these cards! I love the dainty daffodil delight strip layered on top just to add a smidge of more color. Punches brought this all together quickly!
paper: certainly celery and cc dsp, choc chip dsp, whisper white, daffodil delight
ink: daffodil delight, choc chip
stamps: animal stories, silhouettes sentiments(level 1 hostess)
tools: curly label punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, stapler
accessories: stampin dimensionals, Gap ribbon, very vanilla satin, daffodil delight, and retired choc chip, brads

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Beary Best Friends

 still plugging away on making my thank yous over here....however i officially wrote the LAST ONE!!!! woo hoo! 76 hand made cards complete and mailed out today! so that is my excuse for being dormant on my blog. Chase is already 3 mos old and that list was just looming over my head and finally i told myself ... "no more 'fun' stamping or blogging till you have the list DONE!" today is the day!

This was one of the latest that i did. Water coloring and buttons tie this one all together. These buttons are fabulous! I just love them. When you have a button that matches perfectly w/ your other coordinating pieces of the card it just looks polished! I tied a bit of linen thread through it  and adhered w/ a mini glue dot. My little bears were stamped in Stazon ink on water color paper. The paper allows you to play/blend/shade w/ the ink MUCH better/longer and the stazon bear won't bleed when you get it wet! i always do it fast and a bit sloppy to get the artist look. very easy!
paper: marina mist, crushed curry(textured), early espresso, water color paper
ink: brown stazon, marina mist, wild wasabi, cajun craze, soft suede
stamps: beary best friends, beary best wishes
tools: aqua painter
accessories: regal button collection, linen thread, mini glue dots

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Occasional Quotes

My latest creation to give as a wedding gift... a bundle of hand stamped thank yous! I love my new little clear boxes...really tied it all together nicely!  Sorry the pix are so poor. I forgot to use my own camera so therefore was a rooky @ the one i was using! ;(


(wedding colors) basic gray, daffodil delight, whisper white
ink: basic gray
stamps: occasional quotes, a word for you, very vintage jumbo wheel
tools: big shot, vintage wallpaper, heart to heart punch, scallop circle punch, xtra lrg decorative label punch, two tags Bigz die, horizontal slot punch
accessories: pearls, daffodil delight ribbon,

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sincere Salutations

so a while back you may remember that i posted my birthday cards that i received that were hand made. Do you recognize the 2u? ;) It was on my sister Maria's card and i took it apart and reused it here! Fabulous...that's what i call recycling!
I ran my real red polka dot through the big shot with the vintage wallpaper impression folder and then gently sponged the top w/ choc chip ink. just to make it stand out a tiny bit.
Watching a budget and not buying the fancy ribbon for card making? if you have a border punch like i did here w/ my tempting turquoise ... i folded it randomly and made it look like my tufted ribbons! Like?

paper: naturals ivory, choc chip, real red dsp, tempting turquoise
ink: choc chip
stamps: sincere salutations
tools: eyelet border punch, wide oval punch, extra large, big shot, vintage wallpaper
accessories: stampin dimensionals, chip board (2u), Chantilly ribbon, brad, sticky strip

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

My latest card!

This darling creation came from Sara. Not sure if those are SU! stamps or not, but i know the mini library clip is! too cute! Thanks Sara! Have a great day!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Occasional Quotes

 using up some more retired lavender lace paper here on a simple but pretty wedding thank you! I'm in love w/ my jumbo wheel 'very vintage' as it can be used so many different ways! i think b4 i told you to 'gather' your ribbon w/ mini glue dots...found a way easier way...just lay down a strip of sticky strip and wa la! done! so much less putzy and i'm all about easy. Don't these antique brads rock? I think they do;)

on the inside of these cards i stamped the sentiment, "thank you for your kindness" this is also a stamp from the occasional quotes hostess set. I don't think it's always necessary to put the theme sentiment on the outside of the card (like i usually do) and i like the wedding saying that flows here instead and on the inside where we express our appreciation...that's where the 'thank you' stamp can be!

also rolled the jumbo wheel across the flap of my envelopes to tie the grouping all together nicely.
 another of the antique brads that come in the pack... sort of a rose

large filigree flower brad

paper: lavendar lace, very vanilla, crumb cake dsp & plain
ink: crumb cake, concord crush marker (to spritz)
stamps: occasional quoates, very vintage jumbo wheel
tools: color spritzer tool, jumbo wheel handle
accessories: Victoria crochet trim ribbon, antique brads, sponges