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I am here to share my creations with you. I love making cards using rubber stamps. I also enjoy quilting whenever I get the chance. You can contact me by clicking on my profile, then you'll see my email. Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Bright Peace Tote

This was a request by a friend that wanted a tote bag for her young daughter for a Christmas gift. She loves peace and bright colors. I thought this fabric was perfect. All fabrics are 100% cotton, made with polyester batting. I machine quilted both sides of the bag and stitched the girls name on the pink fabric. I made this with one long handle so the little girl could carry the bag across her chest to carry her books & things.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Kaitlyn's Forrest

My 7yr old daughter wanted to make a forest. She got out a piece of white cs. She had folded a piece of old olive cs, cut her tree. She has quite of the imagination. I would of never thought of using greenish blue dp for the creek that she cut out, let alone a little bridge she made. I let her use my MS deer punch and I let her use some pre cut green grass. Kaitlyn said the long brown thing is a log.

Erin's Snowman card

My 6yr old daughter saw what I was making with the pre-embossed cards from DCWV. She stamped the snowman inside the square, used my SU flock with a 2way pen for the body. I stamped a bunch of snowflakes all over the card and added tons of adhesive rhinestones. She stamped the sentiment with black ink and I gave her a snowflake confetti, she added the blue adhesive rhinestone. It's attached with a 3D dot.

Kaitlyn's Snowman

My 7yr old daughter Kaitlyn made her snowman by using a medium circle punch on white cs. She made the hat with a small square punch on black cs, cut her own trim. She used small circle punches for eyes on black cs, cut out her own triangle nose on orange glitter adhesive dp. She drew on the black buttons for the belly. She used the MS Branch punch, cut some of the twigs off. The background is blue cs and the base is GP white cs.

Holiday Santa

I was just playing around to see if I could make a card using a hole. I started with GP white cs as the base. I layered with SU real red cs. I then cut a piece of GP white cs, I used a large circle punch from the edge as far as it can go, I used it as a vertical card. I ran it through the SB snowflake folder. I stamped the Santa onto the circle with black stazon that I had left from the hole, colored with SU markers and adhered him back within the circle. I used the SU square slider on SU real red cs, then a small square punch onto GP white cs. I stamped the sentiment with black stazon, ran a polka dot red ribbon underneath. The slider has 3D dots underneath so it wouldn't move. I used the MS Branch punch on SU old olive cs, I added a felt flower, stuck a white adhesive pearl to the center of the flower. Easy Peasy until I figured what I wanted to add as embellishments.

Stamps:Hobby Lobby Holiday Stamps, SU Mini Mates
Paper:SU Real Red cs, GP White cs
Ink:Black stazon
Accessories:CB snowflake folder, CB ribbon square slider, small square punch, 3D dots, ribbon, MS Branch punch, felt flower, adhesive pearls, large circle punch, SU markers

FS199 Holiday Crab

Congratulations to Krischir for being Featured Stamper. I chose this crab CARD.
This is perfect for a few seafood vendors of mine who I deal with everyday. I'm going to make a few more of these to send to them for the holidays.
I used SU Old Olive cs as the base. I ran it through the CB Swirl folder. I used a strip of DCWV blue cs, ran it through the CB Bubbles folder. I added small adhesive red rhinestones to each corner. On the second strip, I layered with SU Real Red cs, then adhered a piece of DCWV Glittery DP to the red cs. I wrapped a piece of red Christmas thin ribbon several times then tied a knot. I used the Sizzix scallop oval die cut on SU Real Red cs, then again on GP white cs for the oval. I stamped the crab with black stazon onto the oval, colored with SU markers. I used scissors to cut a little around the claw so I could have him holding the sign. I used the CB Slider Die Cut on SU Real Red cs, then cut the holes off. I also used the CB Square Die Cut on GP white cs. I stamped the sentiment with black stazon. I also thought it needed the Santa hat, so I stamped with black stazon, colored with a SU Real Red marker, cut out and adhered to the top corner of the sign. I used the white Signo pen around the scallop to make the dots & white curves. I added 2 snowflake brads, cut the prongs off and adhered with sticky Zots. I added googlie eyes.

Things I changed: CB'd the base, added white dots to the scallop, left off the chipboard sentiment added snowflakes, made into a holiday card.

Stamps:SU Crab & Co., SU Mini Mates
Accessories:CB Slider Square Die Cut, CB Square Die Cut, CB Swirl folder, CB Bubbles folder, Sizzix Scallop Oval Die Cut, googlie eyes, sticky Zots, white Signo pen, snowflake brads, red adhesive rhinestones, scissors, SU markers, red thing Christmas ribbon
Ink:Black Stazon
Paper:SU Old Olive cs, GP white cs, SU Real Red cs, DCWV Glittery dp, DCWV blue cs

Simple Snowman Cards

I wanted to try and make a card using my pre-embossed cards from DCWV. I stamped the snowman inside the square with black stazon. I drew the lines with a black fine sharpie pen. I used my 2 way glue on the snowman's body and the ground. I then used my SU Flock to make it look fluffy. I used SU markers to color the clothes. I stamped tiny snowflakes with black stazon and added tiny adhesive rhinestones to the centers. I also added one for the ball of the hat. I then added medium red adhesive rhinestones to each corner. I had snowflake confetti and added one to the top left corner, added a large adhesive red rhinestone to the center. The snowflake is attached with a 3D dot. I stamped the sentiment with black stazon on the bottom right corner.

I may have to try more of these, I only made 3 of these.

Accessories:SU markers, all sorts of adhesive rhinestones, SU flock, 2 way glue, snowflake confetti, 3D dot, black fine sharpie pen
Paper:DCWV Pre-Embossed Cards
Ink:Black stazon
Stamps:Studio G $1 Clear stamps, Wal-Mart $1 Clear stamps

Friday, November 26, 2010

Elf Holidays

I was browsing through Susie B's cuttlebug gallery and I chose this CARD. I made my card a 4X4 card to fit in my 4.25 envelopes. I used GP white cs as the base. I used SU real red cs, ran it through the CB Snowflake folder. I cut a strip of GP white cs. I used the Scor-Pal for 3 lines on top of the strip. I stamped the Elf with black stazon onto the same strip. I used SU markers to color the Elf. I used my 2 way glue and added Diamond Dust on the white parts of the Elf. I used the CB square tag die cut on SU Garden Green cs. I also used the CB square die cut on GP white cs. I stamped the sentiment with black stazon. I used a Zot on the small ready made bow and attached on top of the tag.

Time consuming for sure.

Paper:SU Real Red CS, GP White CS, SU Garden Green CS
Accessories:CB Snowflake folder, CB Square Die Cut, CB Square Tag Die Cut, SU markers, small ready made red bows, 2 way glue, Diamond Dust, Scor-Pal, Zots
Ink:Black stazon
Stamps: Elf Wishes, Mini Mates

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Finger print cards

My 7yr old daughter Kaitlyn asked to show her how to make cards using our own finger prints. I made a set of 3 as well as Kaitlyn made her set. We used various of ink pads, then used fine sharpie pens to add features and sentiments.

I don't know why we decided on pink snowman, but I think they came out pretty cute. Kaitlyn's cards are below.

FS198 Punch Art Turkey

Congratulations to Sarah aka CriminalGrace for being Featured Stamper. I chose this CARD as my inspiration.
I had just finished making a punch art turkey but didn't know what to make of it let alone what kind of card to make. I thought this card would be perfect for the buyer at work who had a rough week with our turkey order. (I'm talking about 6000lbs of turkey's which was given to someone else by mistake) His email stated that he doesn't want to deal with anymore turkey's....does this count?

Since I didn't have any turkey stamps, I found this blog which shows you step by step instructions on how to build a turkey using punches. Check it out HERE.

I used a large scallop circle punch with SU old olive cs & SU burgundy cs. I followed the steps to make the feathers. I used a large circle punch on SU chocolate chip cs, small circle punch for the circles on his belly. I used a medium circle punch for the head. I used my piercer to make tiny holes for the mini black brads for the eyes. I used a small square punch on SU basic black cs for the hat, cut a small strip of SU basic black cs for the bottom of the hat. I just cut a triangle out of orange glittery adhesive dp for the nose. I used a small heart punch onto SU Really Rust cs for the feet and adhered everything together. I stamped the sentiment with black stazon onto GP white cs. Iadded another brown circle to the back of the turkey just for more secure. The turkey is adhered directly the the GP white cs which is layered with SU basic black cs. The base of the card is SU Old Olive cs.

Things I changed: Image, punch art, sentiment

Paper:SU Old Olive cs, SU Burgundy cs, SU Basic Black cs, GP White cs, SU Chocolate Chip cs, SU More Mustard cs, SU Really Rust cs
Ink:Black stazon
Accessories:Large scallop circle punch, large circle punch, small circle punch, small square punch, medium circle punch, small heart punch, piercer, scissors, mini black brads
Stamps:Clear Impressions

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sewing time

What would I do if I didn't have a 3rd sewing machine. Both of my girls wanted to sew today, therefore I had to get my 3rd machine out of storage. Erin is my youngest, I think she got bored as my oldest Kaitlyn kept to it. Kaitlyn ended up making an orange bag with no batting. I told Kaitlyn she can pick 2 different fabric quarters for the outside and 2 of the same fat quarters for the lining. She still needs to work on her 1/4" seams, but overall I think she did a pretty good job.

Teal & Olive Tote

This is a fat quarter tote bag. I used teals & olive green fabrics. I wanted to try a different kind of batting and it worked out really well, with the polyester batting, I didn't feel like it needed the plastic insert on the bottom. I machine quilted both sides of the bag. It's much more thicker. I added an olive green button as the closer. All fabrics are 100% cotton. This tote measures 16X16. You can just toss it in the washer in cold water too.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Kaitlyn's patchwork

This is what Kaitlyn made sewing all her squares together, still not sure what she wants to make. I think a bag. I'm going to show her on her next sewing lesson what to do.

Teaching Erin to sew

After teaching my 7yr old daughter Kaitlyn how to sew yesterday, my 6yr old daughter Erin wanted to try the sewing too, of course. I let Erin get the feel of it first by using some scrap fabric and she stitched lines going up & down. Erin wanted to start sewing blocks together. I let her pick whatever color blocks I had cut from previous projects and she chose purples. She ended up sewing 16 squares together & she said she's ready to make a tote bag, isn't that cute? I'm going to have to bring out my 3rd sewing machine, that way all 3 of us could sew together. Mother & daughter's time.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Teaching Kaitlyn to sew

My 7yr old daughter Kaitlyn has been wanting to learn how to sew. I've been thinking of teaching her for awhile now. I got out my old sewing machine, it still works of course, I was just ready for a upgrade when I bought my new Singer machine. I gave her a piece of fabric just so that she can get the feel of the machine as well as the stitches. I had cut squares out of penguin fabric and let her sew each square together. She ended up sewing 16 squares together to make a panel. Kaitlyn said it was hard sometimes to keep a 1/4" seam, but she'll get the hang of it. It takes time. I'm not sure what she's making but she's excited that her mother (me) is teaching her how to sew. She is excited & even singing while she's sewing. My 6yr old daughter Erin wants to be next, I think she's a little young, but she wants to learn too.

Polka Dot Tote

My 2nd tote bag of the day. I've been wanting to make a tote using this fabric I had in my stash.
Actually from the looks of my fabric closet, I have a lot more totes to make. All fabrics are
100% cotton including the Warm & Natural batting. You can toss them in the washer then tumble dry on the normal setting. The bag measures 13X13.5

Brown/Teal Tote Bag

After all the tote bags I've made this year, I decided to go ahead & start fresh with my new name. My twin sister Bonnie & I are going to call ourselves BOCO Designs, which stands for Bonnie & Connie Designs. Our good friend Candi thought of the name. All fabrics are 100% cotton including the Warm & Natural batting. I machine quilted both sides of the bag, added a brown button to match.
The bag measures 13X13.5

Dragonfly Tote Bag #2

I made this for a vendor of mine upon request that I make a patchwork tote bag with long straps. I made the same tote bag for one of my pen pals, but the inside lining is different & the long straps. All fabrics are from a fat quarter bundle. I also made a card for the Hope You Can Cling Challenge in October using the same fabric, as you can see below.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Pink & black tote bag

My 6yr old has been wanting me to make her little girlfriend a tote bag for several weeks now. We're going to her little friends brother's birthday party tomorrow, I figured this would be a good time to finally give her the tote bag. I let my daughter pick any fabrics in my stash and she chose pinks, blacks & whites. I made the flower by cutting 5 squares which are 3X3, folded them into a triangle, pressed & used a gathering stitching with needle & thread...(I did manage to poke myself several times). I used the hot glue gun to attach the buttons to the flower. I then sewed the flower directly onto the bag with needle & thread. I also sewed a piece of black velcro for the closure. All fabrics are 100% cotton including the batting.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fish card

Kaitlyn wanted to make a card for my boss. I work for a seafood distributor and this is perfect for him. She stamped the image & used her colored pencils. I let her use my good silver adhesive beads for the bubbles. My boss has this card on his desk so everyone could see it.

Fun Kids Cards

Both of my girls are wanting to make cards lately. The butterfly card we did all together for the FS stamper challenge on Sunday. We each made our own version of butterflies. It was a great few moments making cards together.

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