Sunday, January 31, 2010

Chocolate Covered Marshmellow Treat

I saw the tutorial for this over at the Sunny Stamping Studio and had to try it out...

The dsp is from SU's collection last year - as I did with Christmas, I'm not buying new valentine dsp when I still have some last year, but boy it's hard, this year's collection is so cute!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Treat Can

I finally learned how to make one of these at club this week - it's made out of a fruit cup tin - only you don't pop it open, you open the other end with like a Starfrit opener, then you decorate, put treats in and reattach the bottom of the tin.

Sorry the picture is so dark - we've had a ton of snow and lots of very grey days, so not the best windowsill lighting;)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Ornament Fish?!

I went to stamp club last night and this is one of the projects we made - and while I'm not that fond of it, I thought I'd post it since it is a neat idea for those who ordered ornament punches at Christmas and are looking for other uses for them...

Another Matchbox Post-it Note Pad

See this post to the link to the instructions. I purchased the stampset I used on this purely for the fact that I could tick off 'never' as an option on some of my 'to do's';)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Note/Picture Holders

You've all probably seen various versions of these. This set I made out of some coloured bull clips I found at Michael's - I liked them because the area under where I've attached the scallop had a circular disk.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Altered File Folder

I made one of these previously, but this one was part of Caren's gifts for this year. I flipped the closure side on this one, but otherwise the directions are the same:)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Caren!

Today is our friend, Caren's birthday! This was her birthday card for this year:)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Pillow-button box

I'm still not feeling it for the pillow box die - I have a very hard time keeping the ends closed in my projects (even with ribbon) - any suggestions you have out there would be appreciated:)

This is just a small gift for a crafting friend:)

Friday, January 22, 2010

New Posts are coming...

Sorry for the lag in posts - it's a combination of two things...(1) being insanely busy with work and (2) most of the things I've worked on over the last 10 days have been for a friend's birthday and she checks this blog. Well, tonight we're having her birthday party, so starting tomorrow I should be able to post a few things... :)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Inspired by Dawn

I totally took the inspiration for these friend cards from Dawn - who had a post on her blog this week explaining how to make a poofy flower - gotta love it:)

I didn't use scallop punches of vintage print though for the flowers, I used some flowers I had sitting around from Making Memories (Paperie Rouge) because these flowers were very papery and I didn't like using them on their own, so i thought they'd be perfect for this!

Saturday, January 09, 2010


So over the holidays I got this Heidi Snapp damask stamp and I keep using it in different ways. This is a card I made after an especially hectic day at work this week. I was surprised how similar it was to one of Dawn's - only discovered her blog this week and her work keeps resonating with me:)

Friday, January 08, 2010

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #21

I just discovered Dawn McVey's blog! How have I gone so long without finding it?! Looks like I've found someone who loves bows and buttons as much as I do! :)

So this is my very first time participating in her color challenge. This week's colours were soft yellow, light aqua, chocolate and cream. They felt perfect for a baby card which I needed to make.

I took the photo in the evening - so can never get the lighting just right (daylight is best:), but I used the photo box idea and I do think that it helped a bit:)

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Emboss Resist - Damask

I got this wonderful Heidi Snapp damask stamp for a steal at a boxing week sale and I had seen an idea in SU's current idea book (pg 100) that I wanted to play with - this was the result...

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Matchbook Post-It Notes

I saw this tutorial on Splitcoast and you know my love of office supplies, so you know I couldn't resist making one of these:)

Monday, January 04, 2010

Desk Calendar #2

I made some of these desk calendars last year as well. Here's a link to the instructions. And as seems to be my trend, I was using up scraps from my stash on this project, so am not even sure the names of the dsp's I used. I think that will continue to be a theme this year, 'using up my stash':)

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Desk Calendar #1

Happy New Year!

With a new year comes the need for some new desk calendars, so I've been playing around this weekend. This one isn't finished yet, but I had this empty case from a pack of blank cd's that I wanted to make something with - so I used my scallop square die for my big shot and this is what I came up with. I've stamped clock images on the dsp, but the lighting isn't showing it well - probably took the pictures too early this morning ...I was up too early for a Sunday, oh well! I have all sorts of embellishments laying out to finish it off, but I'm just not sure that I want to use alot of hardware and flowers on these disposable pages, so I'll keep thinking on it;)