Sunday, October 18, 2009

Fall Birthday Card

Let me first say, "Sorry!" I don't like it when I don't post something new in at least a weeks time. It went over that by a day or two. I hope you can forgive me. No, I haven't been sick. I am adjusting to a new schedule. I am now working again, of which, I have not worked outside of the home in 19 years. Crazy, huh?

The card I have made is very similar to the September 25th post, in case you want to compare it. I had stamped with a few other ladies that wanted to make the card that I had posted on the 25th. I made it along with them until it came time to stamp. I decided I would finish it later. Well, I finally sat down to play with it and this is what I came up with. I have a special young man in mind that will be receiving this card. He loves to hunt. Last year I made him a card with a deer on it. He also loves cake. This is why I chose to use the images below for this card.

Recipe for this card (all current SU! products):
Cardstock: taken with teal, really rust, more mustard, naturals ivory, autumn meadows DSP, and, chocolate chip
Stamp sets: crazy for cupcakes, teeny tiny wishes, and fun and fast notes
Ink: really rust, chocolate chip, and more mustard
Markers: taken with teal, more mustard, really rust, close to cocoa, and chocolate chip
Tools: big shot, sizzix scallop circles #2 and circles #2, paper piercer, large oval punch, and word window punch
Accessories: 5/8" very vanilla grosgrain ribbon

I would love to know what you think. Please leave a comment at the bottom of this post. Thanks for stopping by.

Now go-n-stamp!!

Friday, October 9, 2009


I have quite a few cards I need to get done in the near future. I decided to use Gretchen Barron's sketch to give me a great start for this card. Go to her blog and try her sketch for yourself. They are a lot of fun.
For this card I used the crazy for cupcakes and teeny tiny wishes stamp set. The DSP is autumn meadows from the holiday mini catalog. I also used really rust, more mustard, taken with teal, and very vanilla cardstock. For ink I used really rust and chocolate chip. To color in the cupcake I used Stampin' markers close to cocoa, tempting turquoise, taken with teal, really rust, and more mustard. I also adding dazzling diamonds glitter to make the frosting look more inviting.

While looking on my blog, why not leave me a comment. Just look at the bottom of this post for "comment," click on it and leave your comment.
Thanks for looking and I hope you like it.
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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Three Ways to Decorate a Candle

Last year I was supposed to teach some ladies how to decorate a candle. During the class, we ran out of time and never did get to make one. I decided to have just a candle class this time around. I have 3 different ways we can decorate a candle. These would make excellent Christmas gifts or for any time of year depending on your choice of stamps.

The first candle is the one we were supposed to make last year. They will learn how to put stamped images onto the candle. The trick is to not melt the candle too much. Yep, I have done that before.

The second candle (to the right) is decorated using Stampin' Up! rub-ons. The ones I have chosen are retired now, but we do have some that you can buy from the current catalog and in the holiday mini, as well.

The third candle, which is down below, is decorated using designer series paper. This candle is my favorite of the three.
You will have to let me know what you think of these. If you have any other ideas you can let me know that too. It is always a good thing to try and better ourselves, right? I think it is.
As always, thanks for taking the time to look at my blog. If it has inspired you to try one, please let me know. I would love to know that something I did helped you want to try something new too.
Have a great day!
Now go-n-stamp!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Voila' Recipe Box

Hello, to all of my blogging friends. If it wasn't for all of you taking the time to look at my creations, I might as well just throw in the towel now. You are the reason why I take the time to take pictures and post. Thank you, everyone, for looking at my blog, for all of the wonderful comments, and telling others to visit my blog.

My baby is going to be 19 on the 3rd. I told her I would make her a recipe box. I had made one before and she loved it. This one though has some of what she wanted in it. She wanted polka dots (loves them) and likes the night of navy and rose red colors together. You may be asking if this is her kitchen colors. The answer to that is, "No." She wanted me to use what I had.

I wanted to get a few different views for you to see what the box looks like. The first is the most fun to create. I love the little chef. He is one of my favorite stamps. I have him adhered with dimensionals. His buttons are black brads. As for what he is holding, I used crystal effects to try to make it look like steel. I should have used the brushed silver paper, but I did not think about it until I was done.

This is a view of what the divider cards look like inside of the box. I also have recipe cards in between them. You just can't see them. Making the dividers is very easy. The most tedious part is making the recipe cards. I didn't make a bunch of them because they do take a lot of time. I ended up using the stamp-a-majig because the recipe is just a little bit crooked on the wood. That is why it took longer. I will probably sometime in the future end up having to make more of them up. I am sure my daughter will tell me when she needs them.

This is the last view I wanted to take for you all to see. These make such wonderful gifts to give. They are great for weddings, birthdays, and a house warming gift.
Just so you know I ended up using retired DSP on part of this. I normally prefer to use what is current, but I knew this was the one my daughter would like. As always, all of the supplies are SU!, except for the recipe box. It was purchased from a nearby craft store.
Thanks so much for looking. I hope you will take the time to tell me what you think by leaving a comment.

Have a wonderful day.
Now go-n-stamp!!