Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Make and Take Tonight - 3 Projects

If you want to see what you'll be making at tonight's Make-and-Take, look at the 3 most recent posts. We'll be making the 4th of July Gift Jar, the Friend Card (Soft Sky), and the Happy 4th Card!
I hope you are excited! They look even more cute in person. See you there!

4th of July Gift Jar

4th of July Gift Jar! So fun! Full of Hot Tamales!
Stamp Set: Sweet Serendipity
Star Punch
EP: Hologram Highlights
Boho Flower Punch
3/4" Circle Punch
Silver Brads
CS: Naturals Ivory, Not Quite Navy, Real Red DP
Ribbon: Real Red Grosgrain, Silver Cord
Ink: Real Red, Not Quite Navy
Hole Punch
Cutter Kit (distressed the edge)

Friend Card - Soft Sky

Here is a card I made this week. Recipe below.
Stamp Set: Friendly Flowers (mini catalog 08, retired)
Cuttlebug Folder: Floral Fantasy
CS: Soft Sky, Ruby Red, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Fall Flowers DP
Ink: Soft Sky, Ruby Red, Wild Wasabi
Brad: Ruby Red
Ribbon: DS Wild Wasabi
Punch: Designer Label and Circle Punch
Paper Piercer

Happy 4th Card

Here is a card I made this week.
Stamp Set: Independence Day
Red Chunky Glitter
Ink: Not Quite Navy
White Gel Pen
Versamark and Silver EP
CS: Not Quite Navy, Real Red, Whisper White
Ribbon: Stampin Up Red Striped

Friday, June 13, 2008

Kind Thoughts Card - Teal and Black

Goodness me, I am exhausted. I made 15 of these today for the swap tomorrow morning. I am soooo ready for bed. I had no idea these would take so long. I started this morning. I ran into a few problems. The ink (craft) just didn't want to dry. I learned (a little too late) that I should have set it with a heat gun. It all turned out fine - it just took me longer than it should have. Well, I did have one break when my DH took me out for sushi. But other than that, these cards took an entire day. I know they aren't supposed to take that long, LOL!!! But I learned a lot - and next time it won't take me so stinkin long.
I designed this card myself, although I did get the idea for the black background from someone else.
Kind Thoughts Stamp Set, SU!, 2008
CS: Basic Black, Taken With Teal, Whisper White
EP: I tried clear with black craft, then later switched to watermark with black ep (didn't know I even had that until I found some)
Ink: Whisper White Craft, Taken With Teal Classic, Black Craft
Gel Pen: Signo White

Love and Happiness Candle

I made two of these candles. One for Eli's speech teacher and one for his K teacher. I found the candles at Target and I soaked them in a hot bath to get the lable off.
This was my first time using a rub on. It was not hard - but they are sensitive to tearing. I did have a lot of fun doing it! I will make more of these soon. These are great gifts.
Candle: Target
Rub On: Stampin Up! Love and Happiness Rub On (retired, Sell-A-Bration 2008)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

New Banner!

Do ya'll love my new banner?! I sure do!! I can't take credit for it! Michelle Bowley made it for me - isn't that the sweetest thing? I just love RAKs (random acts of kindness). She asked me what I'd like and I said "I like gerber daisies and I like funky." I think she nailed it. If you'd like to check out her blog the address is
Thank you so much, Michelle!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

My Very First Make-And-Take June 26th

Okay, I took a big leap today. I decided 'yes' - I'm going to have my very own Make-And-Take. I never thought I'd do it! I always wanted to - but worried about how I would accomplish such a task with limited space. Crafting takes up tons and tons of room. You really need a full table just to make one card. Soooo...DH had the idea to find a meeting room somewhere. I did! I am super excited. And nervous. Right now I'm in the planning stage - it's exactly 3 weeks away. I've decided on 3 things for the make-and-take - 2 cards and 1 craft. I'm worried about doing 4 because 1 of the things I'll be teaching is a 3-D item that might be kinda time consuming. So I'm keeping the items to 3. Invitations will be going out soon to people I think might be inclined to be crafty... I will post photos after the make-and-take.