Friday, July 17, 2015

Skating By!

 So good to be back stamping again!  When I received the new SU Catalog, I looked for new stamp sets that I would use for my grandsons as well as for my classes.  This card was put on ,y list as soon as I saw it.  I did not think twice about getting it.  "SKATING BY" is such a cute set for a little boy as well as a tween.  There are numerous accessories for the young boy to hold as well as the skateboard.  That is one of the reasons I thought it was such a  good set for a male.

 The background is the " BRICK WALL" Embossing Folder.  I love it!  To make it more brick like, I sponged Chocolate Chip and Whisper White Craft Ink to make the bricks appear more distressed.  To color the boy, I used Blender pens and  Stamp Pads in the colors I wanted.

This is one of the cards that I will be offering at my Kid/Baby Card Buffet.  That information will available in a future post.

The supplies that I used for this project:

STAMP SET:  Skating By
PAPER:  Tip Top Taupe, Cajun Craze, Whisper White, Smokey Slate
INK:  Blushing Bride, Whisper White Craft Ink, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Night of Navy, Black Stazon
ACCESSORIES:  Banners Framelits, Brick Wall Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Scissors, Blender Pens, Sponges

It has been a while since I have stamped but life just got in the way.  My plan is to post at least 2 times a week.  Hopefully life this time will cooperate.  I am off and running again.  So you Enjoy the Day!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Leadership Gifts

I have not posted anything from Leadership. Things got a bit crazy and it got away from me.  So now that things have calmed down, I want to post a few things.  So I have decided to start with the gifts I made for my Upline and my 2 Sidelines..

I have been a fan of MuslinBags since Stampin' Up added them to their catalog last year.  I have found them handy to help package items that I use as gifts.  I like the idea that after you take out the gift inside, you are left with a cute gift bag that can be reused.  So it was no surprise to my friends at Leadership that I would include a Muslin Bag with my gift.

The supplies that I used for this project were:

INK:  Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana. Pool Party
ACCESSORIES:  Muslin Bag, Coastal Cabana Ribbon form the Best Year Ever Accessories Pack, Dots and Stripes Mask, Sponge Daubers

I love the Ombre effect that was created on this bag.  And I absolutely love the subtle color combination.

I then continues with my gift plans and created Wine Charms from earring hoops and the Something Borrowed Embellishments.  I think they turned out cute.  I did have problems with packaging the charms.  I ended up using Washi Tape to adhere the charms to card stock.
This is a close up picture that Susan too while using the wine charm on her glass.  It seemed that everyone enjoyed their gifts.  I know I enjoyed making them!  Enjoy the day!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Valentine Teacher Treat and Card

Today is the boys Valentine Party at daycare.  So Grandma came up with a quick and easy way to package Hershey Bars for all the teachers.  I was running behind on all my work so I chose to take the easy way out this year.  I took a 5-1/2" x 6" piece of DSP and wrapped it around the Hershey bar.  I then took a 2" x 11" piece of contrasting Card Stock and punched each end using the Scallop Tag Topper  Punch.  Through each hole on the end, I took Seam Binding Ribbon and tied a bow in the middle adhering the strip together.  

Here is a list of supplies that I used for this project:

PAPER:  DSP from the Reals Paper Stack, White Card stock
INK:  None
ACCESSORIES: Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon

Quick and easy and a cute way to dress up a plain wrapped Hershey Bar for a special occasion.

This card is a CASE form Dawn Oshefske.  Her card was done in Crumb Cake but I changed up the colors of the card.  I left the sentiment because I thought that was a nice sentiment for the teachers at school and it fit perfectly with the sweet chocolate bar.

The supplies that I used for this card were:

STAMP SET: You Plus Me
PAPER: Stacked with Love DSP Paper Stack
INK:  Basic Black
ACCESSORIES:  White Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (RETIRED)

Thank goodness all my Valentines are now all finished and all the boys Valentines are finished.  Now I can breathe and start thinking of Easter ideas.  Enjoy the day!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Emmett's Class's Valentines

Today I finished Emmett's daycare school Valentines for their party on Friday.  Yesterday another child was added to the list so I had to quickly make another one.  This candy treat holder was another quick and easy project to make.  When you are making 23-25 or more items, you really can not make projects that take a long time to make.

The supplies that I used for this candy treat holder were:

STAMP SET:  Hey, Valentine
PAPER: Real Red, Whisper White, Stacked With Love DSP Stack Pad
INK: Tuxedo Black Memento 
ACCESSORIES: Party Banners Bigz Die, Big Shot, 1/8" Circle Punch, Stampin' Trmmer,  Silver Metallic Baker's Twine, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and Skintone Blendabilities

On the back of this project, I used a Chalk Marker to write the names of the students that are going to receive this cute Valentine Treats.

I saw how to make this treat holder on Dawn Oshefske's blog.  You can go over to her blog and check out the video tutorial she has posted on her blog.  I would like to thank Dawn for this tutorial.  She really help make my Valentine making easier this year.  Enjoy the day!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Eli's Class Valentine Cards

I have been making Eli's class Valentine's since he started to go to daycare.  This year was the easiest year to come up with an idea because Eli loves "Jake and the Neverland Pirates".  So it was a given that I would buy the stamp set "HEY VALENTINE".  That set has the cutest little pirate stamp and I knew he would fall in live with it.  Grandma was right and he was so excited for me to start my design for his card.  

I was so excited to do this for him.  So I starting thinking about the cartoon show and they are always collecting gold dubloons.  I then thought it would be cute to find those big, gold foiled candy coins and add it to his card.  So here is a pic of the inside of the card.  I decided to make it a match book card so I would be ale to fit the coins into the card.  I adhered the candy with Glue Dots

These are the supplies that I used for this card:

STAMP SETS:  Hey, Valentine, Delightful Dozen (retired set)
PAPER:  Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
INK:  Cherry Cobbler
ACCESSORIES:  Gold Foil Candy Coins, Stapler, Glue Dots, Black Marker, Smokey Slate, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight and Skintone Blendabilities

I used the Be My Valentine stamp for the inside even though it was retired because Eli is going to stamp the sentiments for his cards.  He wanted to do something to help so I let him use my retired stamps for these cards and the ones he wants to make for his teachers.  He is thrilled!  But he does have one concern.  He wonders if his friend in preschool will know how to open the card to get to the candy!  But after thinking about theta problem for a while, he has decided he will show all of his friends how to open it.  Guess my idea for the Matchbox Card was not a hit with him.

It has been a long time since I posted and I truly have missed sharing with you.  A relative went into the hospital which already added to a crazy month.  Trying to get rid of my Bronchial pneumonia, getting ready for Leadership and then going to Leadership,  has helped to make it a very stressful month.  But I am better and the relative is now home, so I am ready and eager to start posting again!  Enjoy the day!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Hey, Valentine - Part 2

What is a Valentine Party at schools or daycares without some treats?  Every year when I make the Valentine Cards for my grandsons' daycare Valentine events, I always add a little treat.  Using the "Hey, Valentine" stamp set, I was able to create little toppers for a small snack.  You could easily just stamp the topper with one color as shown in the Occasions catalog.  But I chose to stamp the topper with Memento Ink and color in the image using one of my favorite products, "BLENDABILITIES"!

The supplies that I used to create this cute treat holder were:

STAMP SET:  Hey, Valentine!
PAPER:  Whisper White
INK:  Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
ACCESSORIES:  Jelly Beans (non SU), 1" x 8" Cello Bag, Gift Bag Framelits, Soft Sky, Pumpkin Pie and Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities

These are so  cute!  I used Jelly Beans to fill them but you could use M&M's.  I would use the special ones that you find around Valentine's Day.  They are usually white, pink, and red.  So those would be perfect!  Any kid would love to get one of these.  I was thinking of doing these, but not sure for which Grandson's class or maybe for the teachers in their daycare.  Quick and easy gift and it makes a statement.  The hardest part for me was stuffing it with the jelly beans.

Another day of no talking, taking meds and staying in bed, trying to kick this illness.  I guess this is what happens when you take care of everyone else first.  The last person always ends up getting it the worst.  Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

A New Year and a Pirate

My New Year's Resolution is to be more consistent with my blog.  So today I am starting with a renewed energy and commitment.  So here is a cute Kids card made with the stamp set "HEY VALENTINE" from the Occasions catalog. Isn't he cute!  Eli said he thought the little boy looked like him.  He was so excited to see this card and asked me to make his classroom valentines using this stamp set.  He also gave me orders to make one for him.

From the first time I saw this image, I knew I had to include a map with it.  I guess I thought I needed a map because the boys are really into "Jake and the Neverland Pirates" on TV. On that show they are always looking at maps, so I thought I really need to put that in.

The supplies that I used for this card were:

STAMP SET:  Hey, Valentine
PAPER:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
INK:  Smokey Slate, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
ACCESSORIES:  Dimensionals, Circle Framelits, 1-1/4" Cheery Cobbler Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Smokey Slate, Skin Tone, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, and Wild Wasabi Blendabilities

I think it is a great set to use for kids valentine cards.  If you don't ink the sentiment, you can use this image for a kids card for any occasion.  

When I checked my blog today, I did not realize that I had not posted for so long.  The last month has been crazy with the holidays and the viruses, ink eyes, and ear infections that have been floating throughout the whole family.  I am hopefully ending this horrible streak of sickness with Bronchitis.  Still recovering from that one.  Today I felt good enough to try to stick to my New Years resolution.  I am going to be more consistent with my blog and try some new things.  

Well, I am off for another day of rest and meds.  I am hoping by the end of the week I will be ok.  Thank goodness that I do not have to watch any boys for a few days. I can rest and get better. Enjoy your day!