Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Building a Pocket Full of Posies

I found this scrap map on Pinterest so I am not sure who it is from.  If someone knows how to find out who it originally came from please let me know.  So anyways.  I had these pictures that my daughter brought home from school and decided this was perfect for them.  I used the pocket full of posies DSP 122354 all over this layout. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sweet Cake Mojo

Here is this weeks Mojo Monday sketch 229 and my take on it. If you haven't already ordered from the Occasions Mini catalog you are going to want to take advantage of this.  Add this Sweet Cake 125492c to your list.  This stamp set is so cute.  It has 3 sentements that come with it: Happy Birthday, Be My Valentine, and You're So Sweet.  Great for scrapbooking and card making. 
I used:
Sweet Cake Stamp Set c 125492
Sweet Shop Specailty DSP 125408
Sweet Shop Jelly Bean Brads 125587
Baker's Twine Island Indigo 125575

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Friday, February 17, 2012

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Sweet Cake

 I so love this Sweet Shop DSP 125408 and Sweet Cake stamp set 125490w 125492c.  They are so yummy.  Pair them with some scented embossing powder and you got yourself a very SWEET & YUMMY CAKE :).  I also used the Jelly Bean Sweet Shop Brads 125587 and the Labels Collection Framelits Dies 125598.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Mixed Bunch Mojo 228

Here is my take on this weeks Mojo Monday sketch.  I pretty much just cased it from the Occasions Mini catalog page 17 and added the label behind. 

What I used:
Mixed Bunch 125535w 125537c
Soft Suede cardstock 115318
Whisper White Cardstock 100730
Daffodil Delight Cardstock 119683
Melon Mambo Ink 115656
Daffodil Delight Ink 119667
Blossom Punch 125603
Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch 119275
3/4" Circle Punch 119873
Label Collection Framelits Die 125598
Bigshot 113439
Basic Jewels Pearl Large 125577
Simply Scored 122334
Pear Pizzazz 3/8" Pleated Satin Ribbon

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Valentine Bag Topper

My daughter, Meghan and I made these simple little Valentine bags for her GT class.

I was once again using up some retired DSP and ribbon and added the cute little stamp from the P.S. I Love You 125462 stamp set out of the Occasions Mini Catalog.  These were so simple to make.  I just cute the topper using the Big Shot113439 and the Top Note Die 113463.  We scored them in half using the Simply Scored 122334.  We folded that over the top of the Cello Bags Flat Medium 102757.  Tied the ribbon stuck on the stamp image and there you have it.  We added a little address label on the back for her to put who it was from.  I am definately making more of these....probably for all the staff at my kids' school.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

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Meghan's 9th

I was searching the web the other day for a cute layout and came across this one.  I just was not able to download the original layout so now I can't remember where it came from. :(  If any of you know please let me know.  I thought it worked so perfect with my little Meg's 9th birthday pictures.

I used:
Everyday Enchantment DSP from the SAB catalog
Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brad pack agains SAB
Pear Pizzazz 3/8" Pleated Satin Ribbon 125568
Fabulous Phrases w117002, c 120501
Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Upper w118722, c 120582
Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim 118481
Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die 118138
Boho Blossoms Punch 119858
Modern Label Punch 119849
Vintage Trinkets 118764
Basic Pearls 119247

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Pretty little box

You are probably not going to believe this, but this little box is made using two of the milk carton dies 117310.  You take two of them cut off the one panel opposite of the little tab and then adhear them together.  The top is a little tricky you have to punch holes and thread ribbon through to get it to stay closed.

 I have been working a lot with Sale-a-bration products here I used: the beautiful Everyday Enchantment DSP 126154, Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brad pack 457279, Fresh Vintage Stamp Set c 125117 w 125115 (the above three can be earned for FREE for a hostess with party sales of $400 or more), Elementary Elegance Stamp Set c 125122 w 125120.
 The butterflies from the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die 118138 goes so perfect with this paper.  The 8mm Large Pearl Basic Jewels 125577 is from the Occasions Mini Catalog.   
 I wanted to change things up a little so I added a little detail on the band by folding the edges, punching holes and lacing ribbon through.  Such a cute touch.
Here is the crazy look from the top so you can somewhat see the shape and how it goes together.  Enjoy and Happy Stampin'!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Kid's Valentines

Here are the Valentines that my kids and I have been working on.  I used up some of the retired products that I have had laying around which is always a good thing.

When you have 5 kids and 4 of them in school that is a lot of Valentines to make.  So my friend was teasing me a little when last month I started making all of these homemade suckers and pinwheels. 
My kids all stamped their own little tags to attach to them.  I think they turned out really cute.  I started with a 3x3 square and cut in on all 4 corners about 1-1 1/2 inches.  Then you fold in one side of each corner to the center.  I layered a 1 inch circle on the front and the back.  I punched a hole through the center, adheared a brad and then attached that to a 1 inch circle that I had punched 2 holes in and strung a ribbon through.  I hope that makes sence.  I then tied the ribbon to the sucker stick and when the kids were done with their tags we tied that on also with the same ribbon.  They stamped their tags using the I (Heart) Hearts 118571 stampset.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Hello Elegance

Sasha pointed me to an adorable card that used this layered texture by Kristen Nicole Cunningham.  Her card is so fabulous that I had to try her technique.  I of course had to try out the Mojo Monday sketch again for this week.  I am so loving the Elementary Elegance SAB set.  This little frame has so much detail in it.  I colored it with markers this time to highlight some of the many details.  I also used the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die118138.  In this case just adding more texture and layers.  The Basic Pears and are perfect touch to finish it off. 

Hint:  To achieve this look it used my texture folders and embossed several colors of paper.  I then punched them out using the 1" punch.  I started layering them starting  at the bottom and worked my way up.  I then used my sponge and some soft suede and did a little antiquing on them.