Friday, May 22, 2009

Last day at Parenting Class

Today's last day at Parenting for REAL. I bought some toothbrushes for Anica's friends and wrapped it up last night (actually 2am this morning). I stamped "friend" tag image on an acetate using white Stazon then punched it out with a tag punch. I colored the back of the image as well. It's hard to see in the picture but I think it came out very cute.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Goodies from Jeannie

I just received my sparkles from Jeannie and of course, she sent me other goodies with it. Look at the "Mahalo" card and the pink "post-it" holder. Oh, she is so talented. Hop over to her blog to check out other projects. Thanks Jeannie.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Stampin Up Party - 05/16/09

This was our last party for this school year. So as it was planned we did our card swap. It was great. So many neat ideas. So simple yet so elegant. Aren't they pretty? :-) I really can't choose a favorite.

For our project, we made a lot of clever cards. One that's not in the picture is using bleach to stamp instead of ink. I tried it at home but it did not quite work. I should ask Kim again - I was not listening carefully apparently. The first card (on the left - white) opens up in the middle. I will make another card to show how that works. Second one with a red cellophane is a secret message card. The message "Wild About You" is hidden but appears when you use the red cellophane filter. Last card is a little album made with a piece of 8 1/2" x 11". It has eight pages. It makes a nice mini album.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happys Mother's Day

This morning my daughter tells me "Happy smothers day!" It was just so cute. I knew what she meant but I could resist asking her to repeat. When she said it slowly I learned that she was actually saying "Happys Mothers day." I guess in her little world, everything sort of rhymes.

My husband brought me some take outs (I did not want to go out since my mouth was still swollen from crown lengthening done on Friday) and an ice cream cake. He loves surprising me. I think it really makes him happy. He also got me couple of really cute cards. In the Snoopy card which Anica picked out (She loves Peanuts), Anica wrote her name all by herself and started writing "LOVE" (I am assuming) but stopped after LO. I love you too my little girl. I am so blessed. To all mothers, "Happys Mothers Day" to you.

My card box using 12x12 DS paper

I made my card boxes after watching the tutorial on youtube (see previous posting). I did not have the proper ribbons or flowers. I used the wild wasabi double stitch ribbon which is not quite the same green (I think this DS paper is old olive but not sure). The flowers are made from 5-petal flower punch from Stampin up. I trimmed the flowers to make it look more like plumeria flowers then added wild wasabi ink using a dauber (tutorial for this can be found in Paper Pusher blog - see my list of favorite blogs). The sentiment is from Stampin Up rub-on I received from the hostess set last month (my first time using a rub-on on a project).

Below is the second box I made. I am not sure if I like the handles on the first one. Maybe I will place them on the sides and place just one handle. Here I used Sizzix big shot to cut out a frame and punched out some flowers from the same designer paper. Added some bling and I am done. The owl is from the same rub-on as the first box. I put it on a transparency then glued it to the frame. I think I will be using more rub-ons since it can go on acetates. I really like the transparency of acetate paper.

As I am looking at the box now, I think I should have added more dimensions. And maybe a shaker box in the back? Lots of ideas so little time. :-)

Friday, May 8, 2009

Card Box using 12x12 DS paper

Hey, I found this really neat video from Youtube in how to make a card box. This is great since I was thinking giving a set of cards to my family and friends for this Christmas. The video is from Stampin up demonstrator Angie Kennedy Juda. You should check out her videos. They are awesome. Enjoy.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Baby Shower Card for May Card Swap

I have been wanting to work with acetate sheets for some time now. I just really love the transparency of acetate sheets. I tried a few variations of colors and decided to stick with the card below for the May 16th card swap. I am going to try and make some extras to give away as Christmas presents for my in-laws. Oh, I did not do it here but I am going to stamp a baby chart stamp on the back of the pink background paper so the recipient of th ceard can keep the newborns' vital information (height, weight, date of birth, etc) and use it for their baby's 1st year scrapbook (that way the card will not be trashed but reused).

Below is a picture of different color combinations I tried out. I cannot wait to see everyone's cards.