Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Halloween! Now that it is over and the kids have eaten their share of candy, we can all say that it was lots of fun. Every year we gather the kids together for a picture and then a parade. Then we all have a hot dog social for the kids before we go trick -or- treating. It is so much fun for them to be with their friends. Hope everyone had a good night.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Polka Dot Birthday

Here is another easy birthday card I made. I used the Cuttlebug Swiss dots folder to create the background. Next, I put some pink polka dot ribbon around the piece. I punched out a flower with my SU punch and added dots with my white gel pen. I used marker to color in the birthday stamp from SU set So Many Scallops and punched out the circle using my 1 3/8 SU circle punch. I layer all the pieces onto lovely lilac cs. Easy peasy!

Flowered Filled Birthday

So I have been wanting to use my Prisma flowers that I picked up from Michael's. I decided to make a simple birthday card. I used a light purple cs to match the flowers. I stamped "Happy Birthday" in Lovely Lilac ink with Warmest Regards SU stamp set. I embossed the white cs with my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder. Before adhering the ribbon (from my random stash), I attached the ribbon to the white cs and then to the card. I placed the flowers, with a rhinestone brad, in the middle using glue dots. It was a quick and cute card.

Designer Clipboards

Here was a fun summertime project we did one day. My daughter had a friend over for the day and we decided to make some fun designer clipboards. It was a fast and easy project. I took some of my Provo Craft 12x12 Summertime paper and cut to fit the clipboard. We used the Mod Podge glue to adhere the paper. I used coordinating colored cardstock to separate the different pattern paper. We used the designs from the paper to make the embellishments for the clipboard. The clipboards were purchased at Walmart.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Teacher's Gift

I love making name frames for my daughter's teachers. Here is one that I made for a teacher using the SU stamp set Typeset Alphabet stamped with bold bright craft ink. The Framed stamp set was also used to highlight the M. I used some embossed papers I bought from Michael's craft store. I used my Cuttlebug Dies (Apple & Books, School House, and Globe) to embellish the outline. I used the Dies with several different colored paper to get the desired effect. The frame was a $3 one I bought at Walmart. It is a perfect gift for end of the year or a gift for Christmas time.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Thanks so much

Here is a quick and easy thank you card I made using some fun supplies. DS paper is so much fun to make quick and easy cards. I just loved this DS retired paper Flowers for You which I used with the coordinating colors of Lovely Lilac and Certainly Celery. The stamp set I used was SU retired Riveting which is easy to use. The polka dot ribbon I picked up at AC Moore which coordinates well with the color scheme I used. The Scallop circle punch is my favorite and adding dots to it with a white gel pen adds just the right touch. I bought the adhesive rhinestone brad at Walmart which adds a little bling.

Monogrammed note cards

Here is another set of monogrammed note cards that I made for teachers gifts. I could not resist the $1 Spot at Target. They have great deals. I just added a flower using one of my Marvy punches with the initial stamped using my Fiskars alphabet I bought at Joann's Craft Store. It was easy and simple plus they each received 8 cards to use. The teachers always love note cards and they were a cinch to make.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Money Gift Holders

This is one of the items in which I and the other room parent made at the end of the school year back in June. Here are some money holders which we made for the teacher aids in our children's classroom with the extra money we received from the parents. They are quick and easy using a full sheet of paper scored in thirds. the image was stamped using SU retired Riveting stamp set which I love. The image was punched out using the 1 1/4 circle punch and a silver adhesive rhinestone (found at walmart) was used in the center of the image. The flower was punched out on So Saffron paper using the scallop punch and the stitched wild wasabi ribbon added a nice touch for the stem as well as a tie to hold the paper closed.

On the inside, we layered a light pink paper on the inside with the top being a tyed thank you from the class with their names on it (not shown due to privacy issues). Certainly Celery paper was used to make the mountings for the money holders by using the slot punch at all four corners to slip the money into. Vola'! This was very cute and simple.

Monday, October 13, 2008

I'm back!

Hi Everyone! Its been a long time since I have posted anything on my blog and I apologize for that. I do not know where the time has gone. I have been busy but I have also been creating but not posting. I am going to start posting again with new creations and ideas just for you. Keep checking and I will be at it again. Thanks for sticking with me.