Monday, February 25, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
So the card. I love it. How did I ever come up with this after such a crazy day! I looked at the Wednesday sketch challenge on SCS and didn't want to work on it right away. I picked up this stamp and DP recently and worked for awhile to come up with my final project. I used my Cricut to cut out the scalloped circles and circle. I hand cut the flowers from the DP (Paper Studio Emily's Flowers) and glued them to the front. The bee is done with Prismacolor watercolor pencils. The whole card just makes me smile - I hope it does the same for you!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Tomorrow is one of my co-worker's birthdays. We'll have muffins and juice to celbrate tomorrow morning, so I thought I'd bring a Bella to the party. What a great Bella sketch challenge this week (#16). I love this DP I picked up at Hobby Lobby over the weekend (-sorry for the endless rant of all of my Hobby Lobby buys. Ribbon is from there, too! :). Pink Random Dots and Pink and Brown Random Stripes is from the Paper Studio. It makes me think of ice cream.
Monday, February 18, 2008
Here's the treat I'm making for my students competing at the regional PJAS (Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science) competition this Saturday. I think they'll get a 'kick' out of the sentiment and the Kisses cookies inside will be graciously welcomed! The cookies are housed in the one sheet box as seen here.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Oh the goodies...
Easter stamps from Stampendous
A fun karate stamp - watch for a project soon
Flower stamps and other miscellaneous stamps
Loads of DP
Some extra acrylic blocks (50% off at Hobby Lobby :)
I can't wait to use it all!
To top it all off, I found some cute St. Patrick's Day kitchen towels at TJ Maxx Home Goods and ate some delish pancakes at IHOP. Life is good!
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Ciao for now!
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Here are the chapstick holders that I made for my middle school students for Valentines' Day. My elementary kiddos are getting gum holders. I wanted to use the pig from MFT Punny Farm, so I could add the sentiment Hogs & Kisses. However, I didn't have much time. I used Me & My Big Ideas DP - isn't it cute. The ribbon went perfectly - I'm sure I'll hear complaints tomorrow about the knots :)
Here are the dimensions for the chapstick holder:
5.75" by 3.5" (Score at 2.5" and 3.25" on longer side)
5.5" by 3.25" (Score at 2.375" and 3.125" on longer side)
Cut horizontal slits in center scored section at 5/8", 1 1/8", 2 1/8", 2 5/8" - Slits need to extend slightly beyond score lines
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Some of my students competed in a math competition yesterday. It's a draining morning - 2 hours of solving complicated math word problems. I wanted to take them a good luck treat that they'd be able to snack on during their break. After scouting Target & Walmart for healthy, individually wrapped snacks, I came across the Pringles Stix. Yummy. I bought the pizza flavored and came up with this little holder.
Here's a template with dimensions. Please let me know if it doesn't work - this is my first attempt with templates (hopefully, it gets easier!!)
For my holders, I used some cardstock from JoAnn's, MFT Punny Farm cow stamp, DCWV DP, and b&w polka dot ribbon. I added a sentiment that I printed off the computer. The kids got a kick out of them.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Here's my card:
I love the combination of pinks, black, and white even if it does remind me of the late 80s/early 90s.
The pigs' heads are raised as well as their noses (dimensions and glue dots). I used Prismacolor watercolor pencils and printed the sentiment from my computer. Ribbon is from Michael's.
Stamps: MFT Punny Farm
Paper: DCWV, DP
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: White eyelets, Ribbon, Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils, Horizontal Slot punch, Slit punch
Monday, February 4, 2008
I used liquid applique on the sheep to make them puffy. I kept playing around with adding ribbon. I wasn't happy with anything I tried, and I figured the kids wouldn't care anyway. With new health standards, figuring out treat options has been tricky. The sugar-free gum will have them tickled pink!
Stamps - MFT Punny Farm
Paper - SU Groovy Guava, Ruby Red, Very Vanilla
Ink - Basic Black, Groovy Guava, Ruby Red
Accessories - Word Window Punch, Cricut (Georges & Basic Shapes), Liquid Applique, Prismacolor Black Watercolor Pencil
There's a great tutorial on creating Trident gum holders on Angie's blog -
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Here's the card I case'd:
I changed the color combo, stamps, shape of tags, and used wire instead of linen cotton thread. I love the images from MFT Punny Farm. I need to get started on my students' Valentines - I'm going to use the sheep image and the 'Wool You Be Mine?' sentiment.
Now for sharing. I have a few things, and I anticipate some more in the next few days.
First is my card for SCS Card Sketch Challenge from two weeks ago. I used SU Stew Pot Pals - I love this set, but I find it difficult to use. I started the card two weeks ago, but just finished it yesterday. I think I lost some of my inspiration along the way, but I'm still pleased with it.
Now on to another card that I actually finished two weeks ago, but finally got around to photographing and uploading it yesterday. It uses Changito from Stampendous. I purchased the Stampendous Perfectly Clear Changito set this summer to make welcome back cards for my students, and I fell in love with him in the process. Expect more cards featuring him in upcoming posts.
Stamps: Stampendous Perfectly Clear Changito the Monkey
Paper: SU Really Rust, Old Olive, More Mustard
Ink: SU Basic Black & Old Olive
Accessories: Buttons, Green Raffia, Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils, Cricut Mini Monograms cartridge