Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Graduation Treat Box

Preparations for graduation are a big deal. These would make great place card favours, or a little gift box for something special. We are so proud of our daughter, who is graduating from Western with her Nursing degree. She has a job at LHSC on the pediatric critical care unit!

This little treat box demonstrates the versatility of the petal cone die from the big shot. You cut out 2 pieces, a little scoring, a snip here, some tape there, and voila, the cutest little treat box ever!

Maybe I will use this to hold a special memento to celebrate this event...shh, don't tell!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Good Rainy Monday!

Welcome to a rainy cool day! Hope this card brightens your day. Take a close look and you will see the newest impression made with embossing folder from the summer mini. It looks like poppies and is so elegant and versatile. The flowers are from Fifth Avenue floral. They are stamped on a piece of whisper white, then embossed with white embossing powder. I used daubers to swirl on some ink, and quick as a wink, a pretty card, sure to brighten someone's day.

Let me know if you would like your own copy of the summer mini! There are lots of new and exciting products.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Believe it or not...I scrapped something

Yesterday I spent the day with some wonderful scrappy ladies, and we crafted from 9-5! How fun is that! Hard to believe, but I actually did 2 pages! These are for Stella, so we will pick out some great shots and add them to the pages. Once I find some inexpensive 12 x 12 frames, these will go on the wall, not in a book!

Start with 12 x 12 whisper white add on some embellishments, some fun ribbon and using a sketch from blog land...I was able to put these pages together in a snap!

Enjoy this rainy day...and thanks for stopping by!!!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Strength and Hope

Best intentions to blog more often, no excuses, I just haven't gotten to it. However, I hope you will feel this is worth the wait. This is what I demo'd the other evening to other local demonstrators...and it was a hit!

The flying butterflies inside add a nice surprise to whoever opens this card. To make this I started with the standard half sheet of card stock. HOWEVER, it is all in the scoring. Score in from both sides at 4 1/8" that will create a nice spine so your card lays flat and when opened, the butterflies flutter! Using the butterfly big shot die, I cut 4 butterflies, sponged the edges, folded in half then glued them together. The tombo multi glue works like a charm for this. I then added glue along the fold lines and attached them to the spine of the card. You could use any shape, punched or die cut to get the same effect. Wouldn't hearts be cute, or circles to make a snowman???

The stampset is Hope and Strength and as I mentioned before $2.00 from each set will be donated to fight Breast Cancer.

Thanks for stopping by, I will be back later this weekend as I am spending all day tomorrow with my scrappin friends!!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Joy Fold Strength and Hope

These are the cards I made for the 2 Mom's in my life. We are truly blessed that we have both my Mom and my Mother in law still in our lives. These are joy fold cards, and the tutorial can be found HERE on splitcoast Stampers.

The butterfly is from a new set in the summer mini called Strength and Hope. $2.00 from the sale of each set goes to fight breast cancer.

Enjoy your week, and I promise there will be some more projects this week just in time for Mother's day!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Not so much stamping...

But I did use my favourite item...the Big Shot! See the glitter butterflies...those are from dollar store glitter fun foam, and the Bigz Butterfly die for the Big Shot. This wreath is made with a garden hose, and some silk flowers. Fun to make, and I hope my mother in law will like it.

I have been reminded that I haven't been very regular in posting, so I promise to do better!

Have a lovely Spring week...things are greening up nicely...and we haven't had many sunny days! When the sun decides to stick around, and warm things up it will be a welcome change!