Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Happy Birthday Trevor!!

Here is a Hero Card for Operation Write Home......
Honoring my Hero, my Son on his birthday!!

 This is an amazing sentiment for our Heroes!!

And I made my own "wreath" out of stars.

The screen door is cut by hand, sometimes not always straight...

Hope you have an Amazing Birthday, Trevor!! I miss you.....

I found out yesterday he will be home from his second tour in Afghanistan the end of May!! 


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CS: Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White
Misc: Hodgepodge silver set, Hemp Twine, Actual Screen scrap

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

March '12

Hello everyone... I am thinking this one could be a clean and simple?? 
Let me know what you think.....

A very pretty thank you card...

with a few layers and simple sentiment.  The bow is the show stopper in my opinion.  

CS: Perfect Plum, Pink Pirouette and Flirtatious Specialty DSP
Stamps: Short and Sweet
Ink: Perfect Plum
Misc: Big Shot, Paper Doily Die, Perfect Plum and Pink Pirouette 3/8 Taffeta Ribbon, Organza Ribbon and Rhinestones.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

March '12

Here is a sneak peak of paper and ribbon that will be available April 1 as a preview for the new Catalog in June.  It is sooooo Cheery!

I used the new Framelits to create the card frame.... Scored the frame for easy folding.

Even the strip that the top is resting on is a framelit section. Added a few 1/8 ribbon strips for some added fun.

I know this cards is bright, but needed a little Bling too. The Sentiment is a perfect match for this cheery card. 

CS: Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, Calyso Coral, and Summer Smooches DSP
Ink: Island Indigo
Stamps: Elementary Elegance
Punches: Itty Bitty Shapes, Curly Label
Misc: Big Shot, Beautiful Wings embosslit, Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Daffodil Delight Seam Binding, and Rhinestones.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

 I made a few of these for my Mom, she likes to send to the grand kids and family for holidays.
  This year I did a traditional easel card with a twist. I did not use a full stripe to hold up the easel.  I just used my sentiment oval.    

Want help duplicating this style card, send me a note!! I can help!!

CS: Confetti White, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz  and DSP Stack Regals
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Punch: Full Heart, Small Heart, Scallop Oval, XL Oval
Misc: Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Regals Glimmer Brads, 1/8 Organdy Ribbon Lucky Limeade, Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding, Rhinestones and Simply Scored Scoring Tool. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

March '12

I was surfing my usual hang outs on the web and on the Operation Write Home Facebook page someone was needing a new challenge.  Someone posted a 3 - 3 - 3 challenge
3 different pattern papers, 3 different embellishments, 3 different ribbons.
All on the same card!

Hummm, I can do that, this is what I came up with.... Just in time for Stamp Camp. 

Here are your 3 ribbons... and 1 of the embellishments.

Here are the other two embellishments, I hope you can make out the Dazzling Details on the butterfly, leaves and the center of the main flower.  Small pearls for the center of the smaller flowers.  

What a great way to step out of your comfort zone!! 
Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

CS: Chocolate Chip, Pool Party, Poppy Parade and DSP Everyday Enchantment.
Stamp Set: Curly Cute
Ink: Soft Suede for distressing and Lucky Limeade.
Punch: Blossom
Misc: Big Shot, Finial Press Embossing Folder, Pool Party and Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon, Hemp Twine, Designer Button, Dazzling Details, and Basic Pearls. 

Monday, March 12, 2012

Operation Write Home Sketch 112

A Masculine Birthday for OWH.  Featuring a piece from the 
Summer Smooches DSP.

Operation Write Home (OWH) has sent over 1.5 million cards to our troops out of the United States.  Can you help out too??

The only dimension I added was the layers for the Sentiment. 

I do love the Island Indigo and Daffodil Delight together. 

CS: New**available April 1st, Summer Smooches, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade.
Stamp: Word Play
Misc: Big Shot, Circles #2 Die, XL Oval Punch, 2 1/2 Circle Punch.  

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Weekend Special Part 3

Part 3 of 3 for our Weekend Special 
Happy 4th Anniversary Jen's Hair Company!!

The final piece to this Flower explosion is the door hanger. 

As you can see I was able to muster up a few new flowers here too.

A very cheery way to start and end your visit!!

Stop by Jen's Hair Company see what they can muster up for you!

Supplies Used on these projects:
Big Shot, Floral Fusion, Little Leaves, Beautiful Butterflies, Beautiful Wings, Flower Folds, Petal Cone, Paper Doily and Blossom Party dies.   Bird Builder,  Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer, 1 3/8 Scallop Circle, Itty Bitty Shapes punch pak, Full Heart, 5-Petal Flower, Fancy Flower, Boho Blossoms, and Butterfly Punches

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Weekend Special Part 2

Today is part 2 of Jen's Hair Company's New Flower Decorations for their 4th Anniversary Celebration!!

There are three mirrors side by side with Jen's in the middle.  I started on the two sides and worked my way up to Jen's....

The goal was to welcome spring.... Using almost every Stampin' Up! color available and every punch, Big Shot die and ideas I could come up with...

This one is using the Fancy Flower Punch

This one is outta the box. This is using the Butterfly Punch.

The 5-Petal Punch is used here

This one is outta the box again, the Heart Punch was used here.

 The Doves above Jen's Mirror are a salute to Paul Mitchell, which is available at the Salon.

The Melon Mambo Flower used the Scallop Circle Punch and a 5-Petal for the center.

Remember using different patterned papers add interest.  But the most important thing, 
Think outside of the box!!

For technical training on these different flowers please email me or contact me on Facebook, I have classes all the time. 

Have a great day getting Crafty!!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Weekend Special.....

Jen's Hair Company
Knox, In
Have you been here?? 
This is your local Full Service Salon!!

For the next Three Days I will be sharing the new Floral Decor.

Happy 4th Anniversary Jen's Hair  Company.

Here is a close up of the paper flowers that have been added to the front Desk....  Along with.....

A 'topiary' for the counter ... All paper flowers.

A close up of some flowers and the 'floating' Butterflies..

And more flowers. I should have counted, right?? 

Here is what the counter looked like on Tuesday Morning..
No I did not make the yummy treats, sorry.

Stop back tomorrow to see what the mirrors ended up looking like!! 

Jen's is offering a free make over to one super lucky lady!!
Stop in and nominate someone you know!

Have fun great day getting Crafty!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

March '12

Have you see this bag??? 
Want one of your own?? 

Send me a note to find out how!!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Happy March, Everyone!!

Happy 1st of March, I have a little treat for you!!
Anyone else need an idea book?? I sure did!! 
This is the thing, the ones that I found at the store did not fit... ME!!

This one was available at my local 'superstore" for less then $1.00.  It is the perfect size, however organization is the key, this one was lacking....

And lets not forget the personality?? 

How about a cover?? 
Some Purple and BUTTERFLIES, of Course!!

Humm, still needed something.  

I know!!  The 'book mark' it holds the paper on the inside front cover and really jazzes up the front.  

Have you signed up for Stamp Camp yet?? Last Call, we will be making a book mark similar to this one and 2 new folds on cards....Last chance TODAY!! But you must mention this blog post!!

Add a pocket for your misc stuff (postage stamps not included) 

A few tabs to mark the important sections... it was a trick to use only the words that I could stamp.  The table was full of opened stamp cases trying to tweek the words.  

Have a GREAT day getting Crafty!!

CS: retired Newsprint and Very Vanilla
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Your a Gem, My Friend, Charming and Elementary Elegance.
Ink: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Perfect Plum, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, and Concord Crush. 
Punches: Decorative Label, 2 3/8 Scallop Circle, 1 3/4 Scallop Circle, 1 3/4 Circle 
Misc: Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, retired Early Espresso Quilted Satin Ribbon, 1/8 Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon, Rhinestones and sponge.