Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Mini Calendars

Just a quick post this morning as the daycare kids are about to start arriving. Here are the calendars that I've been working on with my girls. The wording in the circle says "You Make Me Smile." It is from the stamp set Tiny Talk. The cardstock, DSP, ribbon, and stamp set are all from SU. I also put a magnet strip on the back of these. Hope you like them...

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Mini Post-It Note Holders

For the past 2 weeks my wrist has been bothering me and I just figured that it was from carpal tunnel. Needless to say, I finally went to have it checked and the doctor said that I sprained my wrist! I don't even know when it happened, but it goes to show that even a sprained wrist won't stop me from crafting. Good thing it was my left wrist and not my right, since I'm right handed... LOL. Oh well, enough with that. I have lots of things to show you in the coming days since I've been busy crafting my time away with my one good hand and some help from my girls. These are some mini post-it note holders that I quickly put together using some SU ribbon, DSP, and punch art. Thank God my girls love using my punches. I couldn't do it without them. Thanks for stopping by, I will post another project tomorrow so stay tuned...

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Frankenstein Treat Boxes

I had some left over cardstock from the wedding favors I made so I wanted to use it to make something for Halloween. I decided to make some little Frankenstein Treat Boxes. They were really easy to make and a great way to make use of my left overs. Here are the dimensions...

- 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" gable green cardstock
- score at 1 13/16" all around
- score from each corner at an angle to the crossing point to form an explosion box
- trim the corners

- 4" x 4" black cardstock
- score 1" all around and then use the scallop edge punch
- trim the corners at an angle before gluing to form cover.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Just Another Card...

This was just a quick card I put together last night for a special little girl who is having a birthday soon. I used one of the images that I got from Joni and colored it with my watercolor pencils... although this time I didn't use the blender pens and left it as is. I hope she likes it!

I also had the chance to finish the favors and welcome sign for our upcoming Card Camp next Saturday, but you'll have to wait until then to see it. Little by little my project to do list is getting shorter... YAY! I should have more to post in the upcoming days. Have a great weekend everyone...

Monday, September 21, 2009

Christmas Tags

I'm sorry I haven't posted any projects since last week, but I haven't had the time to sit and stamp since I finished those wedding favors. I was busy making ti leaf skirts for my girls' hula performance for the Thunderbirds at Hickam this weekend and my oldest had to prepare for her Black Belt exam. I am proud to say that my 10 year old daughter officially holds a Black Belt in Karate! Woohoo!

Okay, back to the project. I decided to work on making tags and a box to hold them in as my contribution to the Silent Auction for our upcoming Card Camp. The tags were easy to make and I made 5 of each design. I just used my punches: wide oval, scallop oval, large oval, 1 3/4" circle, scallop square, scallop circle, 1 3/8" circle, and 1 1/4" circle. I used the stamp sets: Tiny Talk & Year-Round Fun II (both are retired sets). As for the box, I had to make my own dimensions. I've been seeing similar boxes on other people's blogs and I figured I'd give it a try (and I remembered to write down the dimensions...yay!). For those of you who might be interested, here are the dimensions:

- 4 3/4" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock (score 1 1/4" all around)

Insert Divider:
- 2 3/16" x 10 3/4" piece of cardstock (score at: 1 7/8", 3 1/8", 4 3/8", 6 3/8", 7 5/8", 8 7/8")

- 3 3/4" x 7 1/2" piece of cardstock (score a little before the 3/4" all around); then cut 1 1/4" inwards all around.
- 2 1/8" x 5 15/16" piece of DSP; cut 3/8" inwards all around.
- 2 1/4" x 6" window sheet
- decorate as desired

RAK from Michele

is so thoughtful! She sent me this card and Anya stamp as a thank you for the birthday gift that I gave her. How sweet was that? She didn't need to get me anything, but that's the kind of person Michele has always been. She is always thinking of others! Thank you very much for my very first Greeting Farm stamp... I love it!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I'm Finally Done...

These are the wedding favors that my dear husband so generously volunteered me to make for his co-worker. I made 125 birdhouses and 125 matchbox favors... a total of 250! I can't believe that I am finally done with these. I kept putting them off and of course waited till the last minute to work on them. But once again with the help from my daughters (and a little help from my hubby) I was able to complete these in a week! The bride chose the colors cameo coral and gable green for me to work with. I used the heart stamp from the Love You Much stamp set for the roof of the birdhouse and the cover of the matchbox (sorry, can't really see it in the picture). The birds also came from the same stamp set. I got the birdhouse template from a while back cause I also made similar birdhouses for last year's Holiday Stamp Camp favors. Now I am so excited that I can start stamping other projects... don't know what, but I'm sure I'll think of something...hehehe!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Stamp Camp Favor & Welcome Sign

One more thing before I'm off to work on those favors... I forgot to post pictures of the welcome sign and favor that I made for the stamp camp today. For the monkey, I did the punch art for his face and used the build-a-bear die for his body. I used the heart punch (only used 1/2 the heart) and trimmed it for his tail. I cut another circle that would cover the back (to make it look a little neater). And of course I just had to use those Sweet Treat Cups (which I filled with Skittles)! I hope that everyone liked it. It was super easy to make and I had lots of help from my daughters. My 10 & 6 year old used the big shot to cut out all the bodies and my 4 year old helped me punch the shapes out. Now that's what I call teamwork! Thank you girls... I really appreciate all you do for me!

Stamp Camp Projects

Created by Shelby...

Created by Jane...

Created by Naoko...

Created by Jenn...

These are the wonderful projects we did at our Stamp Camp today. It was such a busy day and everyone enjoyed themselves too! I was inspired once again and have so many ideas stirring in my head. Unfortunately I won't be able to stamp anything till I finish up the wedding favors for my husband's friend. So I guess I'll be working on them tonight. I promise to post a picture of it when I'm done. Have a great weekend!

Great RAKS From Friends...

RAK from Joni H. (filled with lots of images... thank you!)

These are the treats I received from some sweet blogging sisters who I have yet to meet! I wasn't able to make it to Denise's get together last week since my girls had a hula performance at the Okinawan Festival. I thought I would surprise those who attended with some small treats when in turn, they were the ones who surprised me! Thank you Joni H. for passing out my treats to everyone. And thank you everyone for your kindness... hopefully I will meet you all soon!

Friday, September 11, 2009

September OCS

This was my first time participating in Teri's OCS and I will definitely continue to sign up for it. My partner this month was Jamee and I knew she was a big fan of Twilight so that's kind of where I got my inspiration for the card.

This is the card that Jamee sent me. I really love this 5 x 5 card and the images she sent along with the card. It sure put a smile on my face right when I needed it! Thanks Jamee! And thanks to Teri for setting up the OCS.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

September Mtg. Project

Shelby D. led our meeting project and did a wonderful job! She wanted to choose a project that we haven't done before... so she chose stenciling. We all had lots of fun working on the project and using the new SU stencils. Of course you can see that I'm not so good with stenciling. I think I need a little work on my "shading" technique...

September Mtg. Swaps

Created by Jane... (you can pull out the top of the cupcake)

Created by Naoko...

Created by Stephanie...

These are the swaps that I received from our meeting on Friday. I thought I had posted these that night, but I guess with the excitement of a 3 day weekend I got distracted. Enjoy...

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Cupcakes, Cupcakes...

I made these cupcake baskets using the Simple Birthday Thanks stamp set. Here are the instructions in case anyone wants to try them out:

1. Stamp the image onto a piece of cardstock to use as your pattern.

2. Trace the pattern 2x on a sheet of cardstock and 2x on a sheet of DSP. Note: before tracing it on the DSP you need to cut the top off the cupcake so that you can trace it on a different design of DSP. You should have 2 cardstock cupcakes and 2 DSP cupcakes (the top & bottom should be different designs of the DSP).

3. After cutting them out, attach the DSP to the cardstock using a gluestick. You can use your sanding blocks to smooth out the edges of the cupcakes.

4. The basket (that is hidden behind the cupcake) is a piece of 6 1/2" x 5" that was scored at 1 1/2" (on the 6 1/2" side). The basket should end up with the dimensions 2" wide, 2 1/2" high, and 1 1/2" deep.

5. Glue the basket between the 2 cupcakes and add a 1" handle. You can also add a 1" circle on top in place of the cherry. Add glitter and decorate as desired.

If you have any questions, please let me know...

Hello Kitty Bag

I made this Hello Kitty bag as a thank you to Enjoli for the wonderful notebook I got from her. I used SU Kaleidoscope DSP and some Green Galore cardstock to create this bag. I also used the Eyelet Border punch to make the trim for the top and bottom of the bag. Hope you all have a wonderful week... just 4 more days till the weekend!

Note: the DSP is 4" x 12" and the cardstock base is 6" x 2 1/4" (scored 1/2" all around). You can add the trim as desired and use ribbon for the handles.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Sweet Treat Cups

When I first saw the Sweet Treat Cups in the Holiday Mini Catalog, I just couldn't wait to get these! I already knew what I wanted to create with these little cups. Here they are...

Spider: 3/4" circle, word window
Turtle: small oval, 5 petal flower, 1/2" circle
Ladybug: 1/2" circle, 3/4" circle, 1 3/4" circle
Turkey: small oval, 1" circle, trio flower
Jack-o-lantern: word window, large oval, 3/4" circle, sweetest stem embosslit

I actually have one more project using the sweet treat cups, but they are for the favors for our upcoming Stamp Camp. I'll wait until then to post pictures of the favors and the welcome sign that I created. Until then, have a great weekend and be safe!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Panda Instructions

Here are the instructions for the Panda punch art. Sorry it took so long. I had everything prepped, but just didn't have the time to put it together. I still have so many projects that I want to work on... just not enough time in the day. I'll post more as they get done...

note: I used the crop-a-dile to punch the holes on the panda's feet.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Notebook From Enjoli

Look at what I got in the mail today... the handmade notebook that I won from Enjoli! This is the first time I have ever won blog candy and it was such a sweet surprise to hear that I won! If you haven't checked out her blog, please do so because she has some of the cutest ideas! Enjoli, thank you again for the lovely notebook.

I think I need to add a Bind It All machine to my wish list this Christmas! Just think of all the possibilities...