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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.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Teacher Tote Bags

It's the end of the school year & I wanted to make each of my daughter's teacher's quilted tote bags. I let my daughter's pick out the fabrics which was school theme. It's 1:30am on a work night & I stitched the teacher's name on the wrong bag. The purple one should have gone to Erin's teacher & the yellow one should have gone to Kaitlyn's teacher. I'm hoping that won't bother my girls.
All fabrics are 100% cotton. I used polyester batting to make the bag thicker & machine quilted.

SC334 Bikini Beauty

This is for today's sketch challenge. I don't know why I got intimated by using circles tonight but this was alright. I used SU chocolate chip cs as the base. I layered with SU barely banana cs, then ran it through the CB Swiss Dot EF. I cut a strip of Imaginisce dp. I used a large circle punch on SU chocolate chip cs. I used a medium circle on SU Brocade Blue cs then used the CB Big Dot EF. I stamped the image with black stazon on GP white cs then colored with SU markers. I added mini diamond rhinestones for the earrings. I used the SU matt stack to pierce holes on each corner. I added a pink prima flower then attached a bikini brad to the center. The panel is raised with 3D squares.

I hope I don't look like this when I get old. I bought this image from a stamp convention that was here 2 wks ago.

Paper:SU chocolate Chip cs, GP white cs, SU Barely Banana cs, Imaginisce dp, SU Brocade Blue cs
Ink:Black Stazon
AccessoriesSU markers, CB Big Dot EF, CB Swiss Dot EF, mini diamond rhinestones, 3D squares, SU matt stack, prima flower, bikini brad, large circle punch, medium circle punch
Stamps:I Brake For Stamps Bikini Blanch

Monday, May 23, 2011

TLC326 CAS120 Friends

WOW! Two great challenges tonight which is sentiment under the image & a sketch challenge by Regina's CARD. I used DCWV shimmery light teal stationary cs found at Joanns for $2.97 on clearance with 20 sheets. I ran the card front through the CB Big Dot EF. I also used the CB thin dots border ef on the same shimmery cs with the reverse dots facing down so I could adhere the mini white pearls to each hole. (you'd think I could the pearls on straight with the holes? NOT) I layered with a strip of GP white cs. I used the Fiskars butterfly punch, ran it through the CB Swiss Dot ef, then added 2 mini white pearls. I used a MS sticker with roses stuck in the MS oval die cut. I tied thin white ribbon, then stuck a mini teal brad through the ribbon & wrapped it around & pierced a hole through both layers of the die cuts. The oval panel is raised with 3D squares. The sentiment is stamped on the inside of the 2nd oval die cut.

PaperDCWV Shimmery Light Teal stationary cs, GP white cs
Ink:Black Stazon
AccessoriesFiskars butterfly punch, CB Big Dots EF, CB Swiss Dot EF, MS sticker with roses, MS die cut, ribbon, brad, pearls, CB thin dots border ef, piercer, 3D squares
StampsFiskars Clear Flower Garden stamps

Sunday, May 22, 2011

FS224 Blast Off

Congratulations Carly aka Paperinbloom for being Featured Stamper. I chose this cute spaceship
I hand drawn my funky clouds as well as hand wrote "blast off".

Things I changed: used Changito Monkey, cuttlebug dots, sentiment

Ink:Black Stazon
PaperBrocade Blue cs, GP white cs, DCWV shimmery blue stationary cs, DCWV Adhesive mustard dp
Stampstudio G $1 clear number stamps & birthday stamp, Changito In Space Clear stamps
AccessoriesCB Big Dots folder, SU markers, black sharpie pen, 3D squares, black adhesive dots, circle punch, scissors, stenci

Thursday, May 19, 2011

QFTD61 Sunflowers

Congratulations Joanne aka sleepyinseattle for being Queen. I chose this beautiful CARD as my case.

I scored at Big Lots on these MS Sunflower 3D stickers. They come 14 flowers a pack with 3 packs inside for $2.00 where as Michaels sells one pack for $5.99...so you get 42 sunflowers for $2.00

I used GP white cs as the base. I used the CB thin flowers ef on each side. I felt like I needed to use the MS Score board on each side of the squares because if I didn't it was a big gap. I used the MM square punches on SU Chocolate Chip cs & GP white cs. I added medium white pearls to the centers of the flowers as well on the embossed flowers.

Things I changed: left off sentiment, different ef, stickers

I hardly use stickers on my cards but I couldn't pass up a good deal on these.

Paper:SU Chocolate Chip cs, GP white cs
AccessoriesCB thin flower ef, MS sunflower 3D stickers, medium white pearls, MM square punches, MS score board

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

WT323 Fabric Musical

This is the Ways To Use It which had to do something with a musical theme. I've been hoarding this music fabric thinking I was going to make a quilt instead I cut a piece and adhered it directly on the SU basic black cs that was embossed using the CB music folder. I wrapped a gold ribbon along the seam as well as the maroon ribbon slightly so you can see the gold underneath. I added a BIG pink/maroon prima flower. I added pink rhinestone swirls underneath. I also added 3 black 1/2 beads to the bottom. The base of the card is kraft.

I'm not sure if I like this, but it's almost 1:00am & I don't have time to start over.

Paper:Kraft, SU basic black cs
AccessoriesCB music folder, BIG prima flower, ribbon, pink swirl rhinestones, 1/2 black beads

SC333 Black Tie, Not!

Great sketch Roxi. I needed to make a wedding card for my friend who's getting married next month & I've been wanting to try the heart punch technique to make the outfits.
I used GP white cs as the base, ran it through the CB Swiss Dot folder. The 2nd strip panel is SU Basic Black cs. I used the MS lace border punch, then cut a white strip & ran it through the CB Swiss Dot folder. I used the CB Die Cut squirly squares on SU basic black cs, then again used the CB medium square die cut on the GP white cs. I then used the new CB roses embossing folder & added a mini white pearl to the square that's showing. I used the large CB Heart Die Cut for the outfits. I added black 1/2 pearls and a tiny red bow to the tuxedo. I used the CB Swiss Dot folder for the dress & added 3 medium 1/2 white pearls. The square panels is raised with 3D squares. I stamped the sentiment with black stazon.

Stamps:Studio 112 $1 clear stamps
Ink:Black Stazon
Paper:SU Basic Black cs, GP white cs
AccessoriesCB Swiss Dot EF, CB squirly square die cut, CB Large Heart Die cut, CB medium square die cut, MS Lace Border punch, 1/2 medium & small pearls, black 1/2 pearls, red ribbon, 3D squares, CB Rose EF

Sunday, May 15, 2011

TLC325 CAS119 Life

I decided to combine the technique challenge which is paper buttons & the CAS Word Inspiration challenge. While my button was drying, I was stamping the image.
I used an odd shape SU punch for the button because it looked perfect for the pot of flowers. I punched it five times with SU more mustard cs, then used my Crop-A-Dile for the holes after I adhered them all together. I used Glossy Accents over the button. I tied bakers twine for the bow. The image is stamped with black stazon, then colored with BIC It Markers. I added medium silver half beads to the flowers. The sentiment is also stamped with black stazon. The base of the card is GP white cs.

Here's the Tutorial for PAPER BUTTONS

Paper:GP white cs, SU More Mustard cs
Ink:Black Stazon
AccessoriesGlossy Accents, Crop-A-Dile, Tombo Mono Glue, medium silver half beads, bakers twine, BIC IT Markers
Stamps:Studio G $1 Clear Stamps

QFTD60 Metallic Butterfly by 8yr old

My 8yr old daughter Kaitlyn also wanted to make a card using the Fashion Flakes. She stamped & did everything on her own except handling the heat gun.
This is a tribute to Anne Ryan's embossed gold butterfly CARD.

Kaitlyn decided to put her rhinestones in the opposite corners.

QFTD60 Metallic Butterfly

Congratulations Anne for being crowned the Queen. I'm beginning to catch up on my challenges, just been trying to finish quilt projects.
I chose this love gold embossed butterfly
CARD as my inspiration.

I went to the rubber stamping convention this weekend & stopped by the QKR Stampede booth, they were demonstrating the Fashion Flakes technique. It made me think of getting my flakes out that I've been hoarding through the years in fact, I think I bought these at the QKR Booth years ago. Thanks QKR. Here's their
WEBSITE for great inspiration.

I've been wanting to try Fashion Flakes Metallic Leafing technique so I tried it on the butterfly & sentiment. I used the MS glue pad & stamped the butterfly on SU basic black cs, then used the Fashion Flakes, I pat the flakes with a soft brush then rubbed off the access with a cloth. I then used the heat gun just to set it. I then cut out the butterfly. I did the same thing with the sentiment. I added 3 rust rhinestones to the bottom. I layered the 2nd panel with rust cs. The base of the card is SU basic black cs & well as the 2nd panel. The panel is raised with 3D squares

Things I changed: colors, used Fashion Flakes

Paper:SU basic black cs, rust cs
AccessoriesMS Glue pad, Fashion Flakes, heat gun, 3D squares, scissors

Saturday, May 14, 2011

FS223 My Friend

Congratulations to Amy aka Aimes for being Featured Stamper. I like the simplicity of your gallery, I chose the simple scrap CARD.

I used GP white cs as the base. I drew the lines with a black fine sharpie pen with my quilting ruler to make sure the sides were even. I stamped the sentiment with black stazon. I used the MM small square punch on SU basic black cs, then used the CB Swiss Dot folder. I also used the MS Butterfly all around the page punch on kraft cs then again used the MS butterfly punch on kraft as well. I added mini silver beads to the butterflies.

Things I changed: size of card, used same color squares & added butterflies

Stamps:Studio G $1 clear stamp
AccessoriesCB Swiss Dot folder, MS Butterfly all over the page punch, MS Butterfly punch, silver adhesive beads, black fine sharpie pen, quilting ruler, MM square punch
Ink:black stazon
Paper:GP white cs, SU Basic Black cs, Kraft cs

Monkey Tote Bag & Quilt

This was made upon request. She wanted me to make a monkey tote bag to match a monkey baby quilt. All fabrics are 100% cotton by Joanns Fabrics. The quilt is called Eleanor Burns Trip Around The World. I machine stitched it using 100% polyester batting.

Thanks Candi.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Baby Boy Invitations

I was asked by a co-worker if I could make simple invitations for a baby boy shower. I used DCWV shimmery stationary cs blue but it looks teal. I printed out the words from the computer on regular paper. I stamped the images, then colored with SU markers.

Ink:black stazon
Accessories: SU markers, computer & printer
Paper:DCWV Stationary Shimmery Blue cs, computer paper
Stamps:Studio G $1 clear stamps, Imaginisce

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

SC332 My Garden

This is for today's sketch challenge. I used a DCWV pre-embossed white card, layered with SU dp just enough on the inside of the edges. I layered all panels with Brazzill olive cs & SU dble sided dp. The main panel is GP white cs. I stamped the image with black stazon, colored with SU markers & added gold mini rhinestones. I stamped the sentiment with SU old olive ink & added a yellow fabric butterfly. The main panel is raised with 3D dots.

I think this has gotten my mojo back after a few days off from card making.

Stamps:Studio 112 $1 clear stamps
AccessoriesSU markers, fabric butterfly, rhinestones, 3D dots
PaperSU dble sided dp, GP white cs, DCWV pre-embossed cs, Brazzill olive cs
Ink:Black stazon, SU old olive

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Sticker Owls by 6yr old

My 6yr old daughter Erin made a card using her sticker owls. Erin drew everything with markers after she put the stickers on the card. I let her use one of my DCWV Pre-embossed Friends card. She's sending this to my mom.

Lady Bug Hello by 8yr old

My 8yr old daughter Kaitlyn also wanted to make card using stickers. I already had the black scallop circle made as well as the red circle. She used 3D stickers & glued them directly on the CB swiss dot background. I let her use one of my pre-folded SU real red cards. The wooden ladybug was pink, she took the red marker & colored it to make it red then added tiny black dots with a fine black sharpie. She also stamped the sentiment with black stazon.

FS222 Fabric Butterfly

Congratulations to Reddyisco for being Featured Stamper. I chose this lovely embossed card with the Butterfly.

I couldn't get a good picture, even had to change cameras....I used SU creamy caramel as the base. I also used it on the 2nd layer, then ran it through the CB Script folder. I layered the 2nd panel is Studio G rose cs, then used the creamy caramel cs with the CB Swiss Dot folder. The panel is raised with 3D dots. I tied a cream satin ribbon & added a fabric butterfly with gems.

Things I changed: colors, butterfly & one EF

Paper:SU creamy caramel, Studio G cs
Accessories:CB Script EF, CB Swiss Dot EF ribbon, 3D dots, fabric butterfly

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Best Teacher Candy Bar Wrappers

I made these candy bar wrappers to go with the cocoa mug cards. I used the triple flower punch, then ran the CB swiss dot folder with all the flowers. I tied a ribbon. I used GP white cs.
This is for my daughter's teachers for chocolate day tomorrow at school.

Cocoa For You Teachers

I needed to make something that had to do with chocolate so I thought of doing a mug card & putting a pack of hot cocoa on the inside for my daughter's teachers. I found the pattern HERE.
My 6yr daughter requested black, dark pink & white. I used the CB flowers folder, pearls, scallop border punch . The stamp is Inkadinkido (not sure of spelling). The sentiment had the word "coffee", I didn't put ink on that word so I could hand write "cocoa". The inside on the top, I used SU Rub Ons, but you can't see them with the cocoa.

My 8yr old daughter requested a brown, pink & white. I'm hoping their teachers like these. I liked the way they came out.

Monday, May 2, 2011

TLC323 CAS117 Hello

This is for the technique challenge to make a Twisted Easel Card & I combined it with the CAS color challenge which is blue, sandy, chocolate & white.
I thought the directions were easy.

Here's the TUTORIAL.

Stamps:Studio 112 $1 clear stamps
Paper:SU chocolate chip cs, GP white cs, Reflections blue cs, kraft cs
Ink:Timber Brown Stazon
Accessories:CB roses folder, MS butterfly punches, Nesties, scallop circle punch, medium circle punch, triple flower punch, CB Swiss Dot folder, pearls, MS branch punch, Sizzix branch die cut, lace square frame, blue rhinestones, large circle punch

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