Sunday, April 20, 2008

Tart and Tangy Apples~

Hello... hope your weekend is going great (what's left of it anyway). My day was fun filled with cleaning out closets, such fun! It does give you this good feeling though when you finish though, so it was worth it. :) I wanted to post another one of my workshop cards. I couldn't resist bringing along my tart and tangy set. I made one similar to this in another post, but I really wanted to use my scallop punch to just add more cuteness! I have bought probably five packs of this paper so far, and just love it. It is the Stampin' Up! Summer Picnic paper found in the Occasions mini and I use it all of the time.. I saw a scrapbook page with it and it was ADORABLE! So here is the recipe: I used real read cardstock and stamped my apple image in versamark and stamped onto the red for a background. I layered the Summer Picnic paper exposing two different sides. On the green half, I stamped "Sweeter than apple pie" using the One Smart Cookie set and then layered the flower side of the paper over the green. I then added the new twill Old Olive ribbon. I stamped my apple stamp again in Real Red onto White Whisper cardstock, then I used my 1 3/8 circle punch to cut out my apple. I then used my 1 1/4 circle punch and punched a circle in Old Olive and then attached both to the red scallop punched with my scallop punch. I added dimensionals to the back to give it that raised look over the ribbon. This is part of a set of cards too that I am going to make using all of the different fruits in the set. They are so cute! They are also in the Occasions mini and they will only be available until May 31st if you are interested in getting a set of your own.. make your week a great one! Well, off to create something.. hmm, don't know what it is yet, but I'll let you know... Nighty Night.. ~Nicole

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Blissful Post It Note Holder

Good Evening! AHHHHH, I feel like everything has calmed down a bit and posting new things has definitely been weighing on my mind so I couldn't wait to get my pictures taken and loaded so I could post something tonight. Yay..! We made these post it holders at a workshop I had last weekend. These are so easy to put together and I enjoy making them. I think these would be perfect for Mom's Day coming up or for a friend or co-worker. I used Stampin' Up! Berry Bliss paper for the background and the pen insert. I liked this paper because it was very easy to find the coordinating pink sticky notes to match. I stamped the image then used blender pens dipped in Stampin' Up Pretty in Pink for the flower and Old Olive for the leaves.. some of the ladies at the workshop colored it in and even used the pink to highlight some of the words. SO creative! Once you have your image colored mount it to a slightly larger piece of Pretty in Pink paper and then slide the paper inside a clear acrylic frame. Use some of the same paper cut to fit the size of the pen barrell you use. Just roll the paper small enough to insert into the barrell and they tied some ribbon around the cap and then use the same ribbon to tie around the top of the frame. So fun! I have a couple of more projects to post this weekend so stay tuned for more. We had a great day today, snow free! They keep saying it is going to snow here, but nothing yet...... we shall see. Have a nice night... ~Nicole

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Sweet Scents~

Helloooo, I am back at it! Yay!... I apologize for not posting anything in a little over a week. I can't believe it, I was on such a roll, huh! hee hee.. I was not being lazy, believe me.. it was family stuff and it had me away from home for several evenings and my mind was not really into making crafts or cards. My mom was in the hospital and I was with her all last week and taking care of her house too. It was very scary, but she is home and feeling really good. She is the best mom a daughter can ever have and love her to pieces, so I was a little beside myself last week to say the least. But, I am very happy to report, all is great now and I am back in the mood to be creative and share another little gift I made earlier. I had seen one in a craft magazine about a year or two ago and always liked it and wanted to do one of my own. It was so very simple and fun. I just bought a basic jar candle and removed the label on the front. I really liked this one, because of the nice round top but any jar candle will do. I used some textured cardstock and instead of stamping the sentiment I actually printed the words out on my computer in brown ink. I then cut to a square and used my paper tool to rough up the edges and sides for a little worn look. I then took some brown craft paint and dry brushed a bit around the edges. I added the flowers and the rhinestone brad, then added some coordinating ribbon and a pewter charm to finish it off! I thought this would be nice for Mother's Day or any kind of friend gift. I also made one with a pink candle with the same type of look (but gave that away already!) I am so glad to be back at it. I hope you have a great week. It is supposed to be sunny and bright in our area for the week.. yippee! Have a relaxing evening.