Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Home Business Brunch

I'm going to be at the Brickyard Plantation Clubhouse in Mt. Pleasant on Saturday May 2, 2009 at 10 AM with other members of the Lowcountry Home Biz Mamas Meetup group for a Home Business Brunch. This is going to be an informational event featuring several work at home job ideas and companies. If you're in the Charleston area and thinking about becoming a demonstrator or would like more information, come see me. More information can be found here.

Monday, April 20, 2009

All unattended dimensionals...

will be stuck on things that are almost impossible to be removed. My 2 year old daughter loves to help me when I'm "working" on projects. I don't have a designated stamping area in our home, I stamp and scrap at the kitchen table. I leave my supplies out when I'm mid-project so that I don't forget what I'm doing. Little did I know that she was getting into my stuff. She took a whole sheet of Stampin' Dimensionals and stuck them on the wall, my paper trimmer and herself. They came right off of her, but they're still stuck to the wall and my paper trimmer. We have flat paint and it's pulling the paint off the walls. As for my paper trimmer, I've soaked the dimensionals in water, windex and tried scraping them off with my Pampered Chef scraper and they're still stuck. I don't want to use anything abrasive on my paper trimmer, I still need to be able to read the measurements. And as for our dimensionals, when they stick, they're stuck!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

I have 2 projects to share. They're pretty much the same concept, just in different form. The first one is a card that I made for my neighbor. I found some egg shaped playing cards at the Target $1 spot and used them as a template to make my little egg chicks and bunnies.

It's an accordion card and here it is closed.

I made this little basket out of some 6x6 Darling Dots paper left over from Sale-a-Bration. The colors in this paper scream spring and Easter! The eggs are covered in the same paper.

The little bunny is from the Eight Great Greetings stamp set in the Occasions Mini Catalog. I stamped him in Chocolate Chip ink and colored it in with markers and punched him out with the new Scallop Oval punch, also available in the Occasions Mini Catalog. I folded up the card and used the basket as my envelope to deliver the card to my neighbors for Easter.

This is the 2nd project. I made this banner last year. I saw one similar in PaperCrafts Magazine and had to try my own version. The one in the magazine was done with wood ovals. Once again, mine is with giant egg shaped playing cards from either Target or Wal-Mart, I don't remember which one!?!? I covered the cards with paper and decorated them. I put eyelets in the corners and tied them together with all different kinds of ribbon. The paper on these is DCWV from the Spring Stack 2008.

Here are some closer pictures. I thought it was appropriate to do 2 bunnies and 3 chickies to represent my family :)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

KWerner Color Inspiration 48

I've been a real slacker lately. My creative juices just stopped flowing. When I checked Kristina Werner's Color Inspiration, I loved the color combo so much, I just had to make a card. Here's what I came up with. It uses DSP and a Rubon from the Holiday Happenings bundle from the Fall-Winter 2008 Catalog, but I thought it was perfect for this card. This was my first time dying a flower from the Pretties Kit. I squeezed some Baja Breeze reinker in a paint tray and laid my flower down to absorb the ink. It was so dark and I really didn't like it, so I took it to the sink and ran it under some cold water. I rinsed off most of the color and then dried it with my heat tool. I put the rubon on some Chocolate Chip cardstock and punched it out with the 3/4" circle punch. I thought the center of the flower really needed something else besides just the punch, so I pulled out my clear buttons and decided to layer my punched circle on top. I really like how it turned out.

Stamps: None
Ink: Baja Breeze (to dye pretties flower)
Paper: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Holiday Happenings Level 3 Hostess (Retired)
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Pretties Flower, Clear Button, Rubon (Retired)
Punches: Scallop Edge, 3/4" Circle

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Occasions Mini Catalog

Today is the first day you can order from the new Spring Occasions Mini Catalog. From April 1-30 when you buy $40 in products from the occasions mini or host a workshop of $150 or more you'll get one item from the "under $10" section of the Idea Book & Catalog (page 208) for FREE! I've put at link on the top right of the blog to take you right to the mini catalog. If you want to book a workshop or order products please contact me!