Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I made another frappuccino bottle using one of my new Impression Obsession stamps.  I paper-pieced the base of the water globe & stamped the image after coloring it with my markers.  I then used frosted lace & icicle Stickles to add "snow" to the globe.


Papers - BG
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Pens - Marvy markers
Embellishments - Ribbon from Stash, Stickles, BG brad, 
Tools - Fiskars border punch, SU punch, Nestabilities (petite ovals), Paper Studio punches (scalloped circle & circle)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

ODBDSLC39 - Let it Snow! Candy Jar

I made this candy jar today by altering a frappuccino bottle.  The Shining Light Challenge this week over at Our Daily Bread Designs is to have a snowflake somewhere on your project. My paper has snowflakes, my sentiment stamp also has snowflakes & I attached 3D snowflakes in various spots around the bottle & on the lid.

I love altering frappuccino bottles...it's an easy gift.  If you're looking for something for a teacher, friend or college student...this is a great idea.  College students can also keep laundry money in them when the candy is gone.

Papers - BG
Stamps - SU (sentiment) & Memory Box (polar bear)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Pens - Marvy (red), Gelly Roll Stardust (Clear)
Embellishments - Stickles, snowflakes (from stash), Offray ribbon
Tools:  Nestabilities (petite ovals & petite scalloped ovals), Paper Studio punches (scalloped circle & circle), Martha Stewart border punch (icicle), Stamp-a-ma-jig

Friday, November 19, 2010

Office Desk Signs

Kendra's college has a publishing company.  She was fortunate enough to get a job as a Writing Assistant for their distance learning division. She has her own desk that she is allowed to accessorize/decorate any way she'd like.  She asked me if I would make signs for she & her co-worker with their names on them.  These were not to match but be appropriate for those writing for children.  I looked up quotes about writing for children and incorporated them into their signs.  Again I made use of my new owl punch.  Love that thing!!

I used different sizes of my scalloped oval nesties for the thot bubbles. I pierced a hole in each scallop with my paper piercer and then inked the edges. I raised some of the thot bubbles up with pop dots.

To add some contrast so that Kendra's name wouldn't get lost in all the owls, I embossed a strip of cardstock and then inked it.

PP - Paper Studio
CS - Recollections
Ink - Colorbox Fluid Chalk
Cricut - Jasmine
Pearls - BG
Brads - American Crafts
Tools:  Punch - SU; Spellbinders Nestabilities - Petite Scalloped Ovals; Cuttlebug embossing folder - D'vine swirls

For Hannah's sign I used a coordinating paper instead of cardstock for the contrast.  The horizontal stripes sort of reminded me of elementary writing paper.

PP - Paper Studio
CS - Recollections
Ink - Colorbox Fluid Chalk
Cricut - Jasmine
Pearls - BG
Brads - MM
Tools:  Punch - SU; Spellbinders Nestabilities - Petite Scalloped Ovals

To ward off Writer's Block, I made each of the girl's a bottle of "NoBlock."  I labeled a baby food jar and filled it with fall colored M&M's.


Same as the coordinating sign above with the addition of Offray ribbon and Paper Studio punches for the lid covers.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

SSS82 & Tuesday Throwdown #26

I recently won this cute little Cocoa Latte digi stamp on Julie's blog during the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop.  I couldn't wait to play with him.  I colored him with my watercolor pencils and used a blending pen.  I cut him out {those of you who are familiar with the digi will notice his tail is a bit shortened.  Cocoa & my scissors had a bit of a misunderstanding.  :(  }   I used a sentiment from the Owl Occasions clear stamp set and stamped it in Memento Tuexedo Black.  My trusty Zig pen added the "stitches" around the edges.

I used this week's Sweet Stop Sketch for the design and am also entering this card in this week's Tuesday Throwdown challenge by using ribbon and a button.

Papers - BG Kioshi & misc cardstock
Stamps - Sweet 'n Sassy (Cocoa latte digi stamp & sentiment from Owl Occasions clear stamp set)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Zig Ball Writer
Pencils - Kimberly watercolor pencils, Marvy blending pen
Embellishments - Ribbon - JoAnn, button from stash, DMC floss
Tools - Nestabilities (petite ovals & petite scalloped ovals), Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, Fiskars edge punch (apron lace)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

CPS193 & SSIC65

I made this card for the Stampin' Sisters in Christ John 3:30 (He must increase, I must decrease) Challenge.  Here's the challenge from the blog:

Challenge: You have three choices this week: 1. Make a CAS (clean and simple) card (representing "you" needing to decrease); or 2. Make a "More is More" card, (representing that He must INCREASE); or 3. Show us a simple version of a card and then show us the "More is More" version.

I chose option #2.It is 6 x 6, has layers, inking, rub-ons, ribbon, bling, etc., etc.  :)  For me, More is More comes much easier than CAS.

I also used this week's sketch from CPS for the design. 

I found this tutorial on SCS that I used to make my decorative edged circle in the background of my card. You definitely need to stick to 20# paper when using this technique.  This paper is obviously more like 24# and it almost didn't work.  With a little encouragement from my scissors I was able to make the last layers cut thru.  Then I used Labels 4 for the sentiment block & the mat for it.  The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark & then embossed in black.

CS - Bazzill, Georgia Pacific
PP - Bo Bunny (Olivia) and the cream paper is misc from my stash
Ink - Colorbox Fluid Chalk (creamy brown), Versa Mark, Stampendous EP (black)
Stamp - Stampendous
Embellishments - Ribbon-Offray; Rub-ons & Bling - BG
Tools - Cuttlebug embossing folder (D'Vine Swirls), Nestabilities (Labels 4), EK Success Corner Rounder
Challenges: SSIC65, CPS 193

Door Signs - Coordinating Projects

I made a couple coordinating signs for the girls to post on their door to welcome visitors, and to alert visitors that studying or sleeping was going on in the room.

You will notice the little owls on the Welcome sign.  I had just gotten an adorable owl punch from Stampin' Up right before I did the signs.  Since Kendra loves owls, I just had to include it.  I coordinated each owl's belly with each girl's sign.  =)  The punch has dots for the owls eyes but they are tiny so I used bling eyes for these.

PP: BG Ambrosia
CS:  Bazzill, Recollections
Rhinestones: Studio 18
Brads:  Oriental Trading
Owl Punch:  SU
Cricut:  Jasmine

I altered a little notebook for each girl to coordinate with her door sign.  I tried to put a verse on the front that I thought was applicable for each girl.  Psalm 37:4 is one of Kendra's favorite verses, one of her roommates is a Church Music major and the other is a nursing student.

PP: BG Ambrosia
Button:  MM
Ribbon:  Offray
Punch: Fiskars
Ink:  Color Box fluid chalk

Monday, November 15, 2010

Door Signs - Junior Year

Kendra's college requires the girls to post the names of each girl in the room on the door.  Most rooms use this as an opportunity to decorate their door.  So far, I've been able to make 12 x 12 signs for each girl in Kendra's room all 3 years she's been at college. You can see the sign for her sophomore year here. Each year she chooses a different BG line so that the signs will be "coordinating but not matching."  This year she chose Ambrosia. 

I just realized I haven't posted this year's sign yet.  I keep forgetting to get her to ask her roommates for permission to post their signs so I'll just show you her's for now.  Since I've been told college girls like bling, I was able to put a bling flourish on each girl's sign.

CS: Bazzill & Recollections
Bling: Recollections
Cricut font: Jasmine
Computer font: Arial

Saturday, November 13, 2010

ODBDSLC37 - Owl Sour Cream Container

When I saw this tutorial over at Splitcoaststampers for a sour cream container treat holder I knew I had to give it a try.  It's a simple project and great for mass production.  I know just the project it will be used for in the next few weeks.  =)

It's perfect for this week's Shining Light Anything But A Card Challenge over on the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog.  You can find all the details for the challenge here.  My little project is very, very simple compared to the gorgeous examples.

I decided to do a trial run as a small thank you treat for a friend.  It was so much fun.  I have to warn you...making these little guys can be quite addicting. I filled it with fall colored M&M's. 

NOTE:I changed the size from the tutorial to 4" x 6".  The size listed in the tutorial would also work for a unique gift card holder.  I also don't have a crimper so I used my new score board and went across the ends with 3-4 score lines 1/8" apart.

PP - Paper Studio
CS for owl - Recollections
Owl punch - SU
Circle & Scalloped Circle punches - Paper Studio
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamp - Studio G
Ribbon - Paper Studio
Pearls - BG Opaline


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