Thursday, February 17, 2011

Blog Candy

One of my wonderful cricut sisters is celebrating her 1st blogiversary by giving away some blog candy! So make sure you take few minutes to check out her blog, she's very creative!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tile card tutorial - Jan Stampin Up Kit 2

I saw this idea a while back and absolutely loved it and when the Stampin Up's Spring mini came out with the First Edition Paper I knew I would have to be doing this as one of my card kits. I put together a step by step tutorial to make the instruction simple to follow.

Basic Black 8.5 X11 Card Stock
Very Vanilla Card Stock
First Edition Patterned paper
Basic Black Ink
Black Embossing Powder
Heat tool
Because I care Host Set Level 1
Black Lace

Step 1. Start with a piece of Basic Black card stock folded to 5.5" X 4.25"
2. Cut a piece of Very Vanilla to 5" X 3.75" and ink the edges with basic black ink. At the bottom I stamped the thank you from Because I Care (Host set) and embossed it with black embossing powder. Then mounted the Very vanilla a little off centered on to the basic black.
3. Next I stamped the flower from Because I Care on to a 3.5" X 3.25"  piece of first edition paper and then again embossed it in black.
4. Next I cut the Img into 1/2" strips.

5. Now comes the tricky part when you cut the 1st strip you are going to cut a 1/2", 1.5", 2.5" for the next strip your going to cut it at 1", 2", and 3".  For strip 3, 5 and 7 you will cut like the 1st strip and for  strips 4 & 6  you want to cut them like the 2nd strip. This will give you that "brick" look.

6. Next you want to attach your "bricks" to your card I like to lay them out before gluing them down to play with positioning and which ones to keep and which ones to leave off.
7. Add a piece of lace around the card and tie a bow, and your card is complete!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Jan Stampin Up Kit 1

January's Stampin Up Kit

Take a Spin Stamp set
So Happy For You (Sale a Bration 2011)
Game Spinner Hands
Brights markers
Whisper White Srampin Up Paper
Tempting Turquoise Stampin Up Paper
Old Olive Stampin Up Paper
Tangerine Tango

A card sketch challenge

This weekend I challenged the girls in my stampin up club to complete one of three sketches for a chance to win an adhesive goody bag . Here's one of the sketches and this is what I made with it...

So Happy For You (Sale a Bration 2011)
Sweet Summer (Sale a Bration 2011)
Old Olive Stampin Up Paper
Early Espresso Stampin Up Paper
Early Espresso Ink

A card for a friend

A card for a friend of mine:

Its the thought (host set 2009-2010)
Whimsical words (Sale a brarion 2010)
Basic Black Stampin Up Paper
Bashful Blue Stampin Up Paper
Whisper White Srampin Up Paper
Curly label x-lg punch
Ticket Corner punch
Basic Black taffeta ribbon

Update to craft room!

This one I'm really excited about. Do you all remember when I first posted pictures of my scraproom how I had the cork board and  dry erase board in front of my desk. Well I absolutely loved them, the problem was the only way to attach it to the was was with adhesive and for some reason that just didn't want to hold to my walls so it keep falling down. So this is what I came up with:

3 Jetmax magnetic boards. The middle one I pained with chalkboard paint so I can write project due dates etc on it.

Valentines Day Pins

I made these last month and sent them to my stampin up club members as a little holiday gift. I thought I had posted them on here but just realized I didn't so I figured I would now.

Love Bandit Stamp Set - Stampin Up
Staz on Black ink
Bic Markers
Clear coat spray
fine glitter
pin backs.

For detailed directions on how to make these please see the post I did on the Christmas one's I made.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Blog Award.

A few weeks ago Karen from (One of my new favorite blogs, she's very talented not only with paper but with cakes. Please make sure you check her out) awarded me with this great blog award. With all that's been going on between my job and home life I have not had a chance to post it until tonight, but things are starting to slow and I've wanted to get this up!

I find it kind of funny that the night Karen was awarded this award was the night the Patriots where knocked out of the running for the Superbowl, and tonight as I post I sit here watching 2 other teams play in the Superbowl, wishing Karen and I were cheering for our Favorite team the New England Patriots. Oh well there's always next yr right? And hey, Brady did get MVP!
Now I am suppose to tell you 8 things that you don't know about me, so here goes......

1. I miss living in the country
2. I was a gymnast when I was younger
3. My favorite candy is Reese peanut butter cups so yummy.
4. My dogs are completely spoiled
5. I have 2 dogs, 2 lizards, a bunny and now a bunch of fish.
6. I'm a big people watcher and always know what's going on around me
7. I love going to the drive ins in the summer
8. I enjoy riding on the back of my hubby's motorcycle and I'm working on getting on my motorcycle license.

I am also supposed to award this to 8 other deserving bloggers, make sure you check out these ladies there all great!

Thanks again to Karen for picking me for this award!