Sunday, April 18, 2010

Gift Tin

This is a gift tin I made for the people that recently placed an order with me. It had a "tax time" special and said I would give a gift with each order. I had enough of these tins around and thought I would show those people how much I appreciated their order! I used Brilliant Blue, Tempting Turquoise, and Shimmery White. The flower is done with the rock-n-roll technique. After I decorated the top, I had to decide what to put inside. Here's what I did:

There are 3 mini notecards and 2 Ghirardelli chocolates with a "Thank you" stamped on top. It was fun to make! I hope they enjoy it as much as I liked making it!

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Thank you Kool-Aid gift

I was asked by our "Sunshine" committee at school to make thank-yous for the support staff for a luncheon they are putting on for them next week. I used a swap I had from Convention 2009 to come up with the idea, and added the flower and slider part. The flower is made with the Birds and Blossoms Large Flower and Flower Pieces embosslit and a brad. Just crunch everything up to make the flower! I embossed the Apricot Appeal card stock with the Finial Press folder.

The poem slides out and there is a cute poem they found attached to the packet of Kool Aid! I hope they like it!

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Regionals 2010

I just got back from the Regionals in Milwaukee. It was great! Regionals is a Stampin' Up! event for Stampin' Up demonstrators. I learned a TON of great ideas!!

On this card I used the "drip" technique on the flower. Ink up a solid image, then drip a few drops of water on it and stamp. It will give you a different look each time!

It's hard to see the sparkle in the background, but I did that with some shimmer paint I mixed together with hand sanitizer in a spritz bottle. It sprays on easily, dries fairly quickly, and adds some extra sparkle to your projects. Plus, it's easy to clean up!

I'll be trying some of the other ideas I learned at Regionals soon, and I'll post what I come up with!

Happy Stamping!

Spring Break scrapbook pages

Todd and I went to Galena over Spring Break. It was so fun, and the weather was beautiful! I wanted to scrapbook the pages right when we got home to re-live the fun memories!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Mother's Day card

It's a little early for Mother's Day, but the rain clouds showed up today and I decided to use some pretty flowers to brighten up my day! I used the Close as a Memory stamp set for the flowers and Wonderful Words (retired) for the word on the bottom. The card stock is Green Galore, Gable Green, Soft Suede, and Confetti White. I used Gable Green and Pixie Pink markers to color directly on the stamp. The Color Spritzer Tool was used for the dots. I added some brads, punched a little and I was done! Now I have to decide if I'm going to do a little scrapbooking, or make a few birthday cards!

Happy Stamping!