Thursday, July 31, 2008

beaded lip balm

After Stampin up! gave the demos a sneak peak of the lip balms that would be available at the momento mall at convention, someone over on SCS made their own version with Designer paper. I thought they would be super cute if they were beaded! I haven't made mine yet (still trying to unpack the boxes and find my paper) but I did find my stash of sticky strip sheets and micro beads, so I made these beaded ones for each of the girls! They are just lip balms that I found at Walmart with Disney themes. I think they would be SO CUTE as a goody bag treat for a birthday party! My (almost) 5yo think she's so special to have her very own 'make-up' and keeps asking if she can go put make-up on! I think they like them!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

All moved

So the move went great! Now I just have a gazillion boxes to get through and no time to create! I didn't win for the Pink Cat studio August guest designer submission, but I'm so proud of myself for actuall entering(usually I chicken out in the end!)! I thought since I can't make anything new, I'd share my submission.

I made Billy and Lily a dress-up playroom out of a DVD tin. Everything is done on cardstock on top of a sticky magnet sheet. The images were stamped in brilliance ink and then colored in with copic markers. Here's the DVD tin closed with everything inside:

This is how it looks when it's opened up: Here's Billy and Lily in a couple of different outfits:

The dress-up box is made from a mini Altoids tin covered with printed paper:

The Window was cut with nestabilities and a clear piece of acetate was placed behind and then the 'outdoors' were stamped and colored with copics. The curtain rod and shelves are a strip of the self adhesive magnet:

I guess now I can let the girls play with it! They've been itching to get their little fingers on it! Gotta go, I hear the boxes calling my name!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Light House

I made this card to give to my grandma as a thank you for a gift. It is an image from Our Daily Bread Designs. I love the lighthouse image and the scriptures that come with it. It is stamped in brilliance ink and colored with copics (my new favorite coloring tool!) The light house is stamped and colored a second time, cut out and adhered with foam dots. I used a Spica pen to add some sparkle to the light on the light house and the scripture. My last addition was diamond glaze on the top of the light house. I love the dimension on this one and almost didn't want to give it away!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Exciting Week!

We've been building a house for the last 1/2 year or so and it's finally almost, nearly done! There's just a few odds and ends left to do and of course the yard isn't finished, but we're moving in on saturday! I can't wait to move out of this little rental that we've been in for 4 months and unpack stuff that I haven't seen since we sold our house and moved out of it in March. I'm so excited! I'm also excited because I submitted something to Pink Cat Studio (only one of my most favorite stamp companies, but I'm sure I've mentioned that once or twice!!) to try to be a guest designer in August and The winner will be posted on the 19th (moving day!). I can't wait till the 19th!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Meowy Christmas in July!

Another sample from my copics class! She's done with copics and fun flocked as well. I love having a christmas card that's not quite the norm! This is another image from Pink Cat Studio.

This one has the fur trim on the hat and the snowballs on the sentiment stickled and then flocked. The gift is also stamped again and attached with a pop dot. Have a great day!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Another cat card!

This is another card from my upcoming copics class. Again, the stamps are from Pink Cat studio and they are colored with copics. Pink Cat Studio stamps are so perfect to use with the copics because the lines are just a bit thicker. I have left off the sentiment, so it could be used for any occasion or to leave the option of adding a sentiment when I go to use it! Just like the others from this class, the eyes were covered with diamond glaze and the glasses were stickled. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Cool Cat

Another from my upcoming copics class. Just like the last one, this card uses Pink Cat Studio stamps and is colored with copics. After she was colored I used fun fulock on the cat and diamond glaze on the eyes. It's amazing how the diamond glaze really makes those big eyes pop!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

My first class

I thought I would post the project I created for my first class last september( I still love it!)

All the letters and swirls were cut out on the Cricut. The swirls and leaves have perfect pearls added to them for extra shimmer and the letters are raised on pop dots. All the papers are cosmo cricut Wanted papers and the bases are on 4 x 4 chipboard coasters

It's amazing how much easier it is to post regularly when the kids are off of school! Thanks havens for summer holidays! Have a great day!

Glamour Puss

Here's a card for my upcoming copics class. I haven't told any of the ladies who take my classes about my blog yet, so I figure its safe to share it! I used Pink Cat Studio stamps for this class. I used the Scor Pal for the score lines and my handy dandy crop-o-dile for punching the holes and setting the eyelets. This card is done paper tole style and the second picture shows the dimension. The cat is stamped in Brilliance ink and colored with copics. I love how vibrant the copics are! She's also flocked with white fun flock, I've added diamond glaze to the eyes and stickles to the flower. I just love how she turned out!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Another from the Archives!

I found this one on my computer that I hadn't yet posted. It uses the Just so Hippy set from Gina K's stamps and was for one of Julies color concoctions ( can't remember which one and I'm too darn hot to try and find it!) The image was stamped in stazon and colored with SU! inkpads and a blender pen. I added stickles and diamond glaze to the balloons to make them pop!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Waterfall Card

This is the second part of my Cards that move class. It's a waterfall card. These are so cute and easy, once you've got it all figured out!

Waterfall card:
Cut list
1 – 8 ½ x 5 ½ Candy Apple Bazzill
1 – 5 ¼ x 4 – Bo Bunny – Ella Enchanted
1 – 9 x 2 Hong Kong Bazzill
1 – 4 x ¾ - Wildberry Bazzill
1 each 2 x 2 of Hong Kong, Limeade, Wildberry and Arizona Bazzill
4 – 1 7/8 x 1 7/8 – white cardstock

Other supplies:
2 brads
Hero arts Sparkle Clear – Hello Birdie
6” green plaid ribbon
Black Stazon
crop-o-dile or hole punch
tombow markers
553 – Blue
025 – Gold
743 – hot pink
847 – red
126 – olive green
969 – dark brown

General instructions:
1 – Stamp your 4 white pieces with the bird stamps and color as desired.
2 – Attach stamped squares to the 4 colored 2 x 2 squares.
3 – Score your yellow 9 x 2 strip at 2”, 2 ¾”, 3 ½” and 4 ¼”. Fold along score lines.
4 – attach 4 x ¾” wild berry strip to printed piece using a little adhesive on the 2 ends (NOT in the middle!) and then Punch holes and attach brads on the 2 ends.
5 – Attach yellow scored piece to the wild berry strip. To do this, slide the longest section between the wild berry strip and the printed piece and center it on the front of your card. Line up the very edge of the scored end and attach with adhesive.
6 – Attach the first stamped image to the bottom 2 x 2 space at the scored end of the yellow strip. Apply adhesive to the 3 remaining ¾” scored sections on the yellow strip. Attach the last 3 stamped pieces one at a time working from right to left and lining up the left edge of the square with the score line. When you are finished you should be able to pull the bottom of the longest section of the yellow piece and watch the stamped images flip one at a time.
7 – Punch a hole in the yellow tab and attach the ribbon.
8- Fold the red base and attach behind the waterfall piece.

Have a great day!

Friday, July 4, 2008

You're Super!

One of the girls had a boy's birthday party to go to so I made up this quick card. He's stamped in Brilliance ink and colored with copics. Have I mentioned how much I LOVE Pink Cat Studio?! Their images are just too cute!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Viewmaster card

This card was part of a class teaching cards that move. I love the cute little owls in this little Hero arts set!
Viewmaster card
Cut list:
1 – 8 ½ x 4 ¼ - Wild Berry Bazzill
1 – 4 ¼ x 4 – Bo Bunny – Honeysuckle
1 – 4 x 4 – white cardstock
1 – 4 x 4 – photocopy paper

Other Supplies:
Large Circle Nestabilities – largest circle
1 3/8” circle punch
Hero Arts sparkle clear You Hoo Owl stamps
Crop-o-dil or 1/8” hole punch
Black Stazon
1 brad

126 – Olive
969 – brown
992 – tan
025 – yellow
899 – chestnut brown
N79 – grey brown
553 – blue

General instructions:
1 – Using a pencil, X the back of the Honeysuckle print piece and trim down to 4” x 4”.
2 – Cut 2 circles out of the 2 white pieces using the nestabilities and the cuttlebug.
3 – Set the cardstock circle aside and fold the copy paper circle into quarters and then into eighths. Use the hole punch or crop-o-dile to punch notches at each of the fold lines. Add one notch between each of the fold lines ( I just eyeballed it!) Use this as a template for the cardstock circle and punch notches into it. Pierce a hole into the center.
4 – Stapm the owls onto the cardstock circle and color with tombows. Set aside.
5 – Using the X on the back of the printed piece as a guideline, punch a large dip on the side that was trimmed (you can tell which side was trimmed because the pencil lines won’t go to the corner, they will go to the side). Turn a quarter turn to the right and punch out the hole for the owls to peek through.
6 – Fold the wild berry piece in half to create the card base. Lay the printed piece on top and punch out the dip into the front of the card and pierce the center hole through for the brad.
7 –Using a brad, layer the printed piece with the owl stamped piece. Turn over and attach adhesive to the corners. Push brad through the hole in the card front, straighten the layers and adhere firmly. Push open the brad back.
8 – Stamp “You Hoo” onto the front of the card and “Friends Forever” on the inside.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


I love, love, LOVE nestabilities! Here's a class that I put together in the spring and just realized I hadn't posted it yet!

I first saw this basket on Lauren Meaders blog

Cut list:
1 – 8 x 3 ½ - print – to cut out 2 scallop squares
1 – 12 x 3 ½ - Old Faithful bazzill – to cut out 3 scallop squares
1 – 3 x 2 – cream – 2 cut and emboss rectangle and stamp hippo
1 – 3 x 2 ½ - Old Faithful bazzill – scallop rectangle
1 – 8 x 1 – print
1 – 8 ¼ x 1 ¼ - Old Faithful bazzill

Other supplies:
2nd largest scallop square nestabilities in the small set
Scor Pal
Med rectangle nestabilities
Med scallop rectangle nestabilities
Stone grey stazon
2 brass brads
tombow – 528 – blue grey
blender pen
scrap of acetate to use for coloring

General instructions:
Cut out the scallop square pieces. On the two printed scallop squares, score on one side only between the first and second scallop. On two of the blue scallop squares, score along three sides between the first and second scallop. Cut out the 2 bottom corners along the score line. You will be cutting out the corner scallop only. The remaining scallop square is the bottom of the basket. Glue the pieces together and attach handle with a brad, using the crop-o-dile to punch a hole first.

Gate fold card
Cut list:
1 – 8 ½ x 5 ½ - Harvest Bazzill
1 – 5 ¼ x 4 – print inside
1 – 3 x 2 ½ - cream – inside oval
1 – 3 2 ½ - Root Beer Bazzill – inside
1 – 4 x 3 – cream – front
1 – 4 x 3 – Old Faithful bazzill – front

Other supplies:
Score pal
Medium oval from the small set – inside cut and embossed
Medium scallop oval from small set- inside
Largest oval from small set – front
Largest scallop oval from small set – front
Tombow markers:
228 – moss green
879 – lt brown
723 – pink
977 – dk brown

General instructions:
Score at 2 1/8 and 6 3/8 mark

Scallop rectangle card
Cut list:
1 – 8 ½ x 3 ½ - Pomegranite bazzill
1 – 4 x 3 – print
1 – 4 x 3 – cream to stamp image on

Other supplies:
Largest scallop rectangle nestabilities
Largest and second largest rectangle nestabilities
Stone grey stazon
Tombow markers:
228 – moss green
837 – burgundy
blender pen
Card with scallop circle edge
Cut list:
1 – 8 ½ x 3 ¾ - Dark Rosey Bazzill
1 – 3 ½ x 3 ½ - print
1 – 3 ½ x 3 ½ - cream

Other supplies:
Largest scallop circle in large set
3rd largest scallop circle in large set
3rd largest circle in large set
tombow markers:
228 – moss green – branch, colored directly onto stamp
977 – brown – branch and eye feathers
837 – burg – beak and feet
723 – pink – tummy and ears
10” ribbon

Have a great day! I'm taking the girls to the park!