Sunday, February 27, 2011

Want to win a sewing machine?

Go to Mellissa's blog to find out how to win, it's easy, trust me!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Wedding Card

Here is a card that I made at one of my Stampin Up club meetings. 

We used blue ink, and a brayer on glossy paper and then embossed the card.  As always, this technique was taught to me by the awesome Vicky Frescas, my fantastic Stampin Up Demonstrator. 

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My 2011 Views & Goals

I finally finished a book of my goals for this year.  I thought of this project after I saw a post on Fiskateers website:

Here is the inside:

Tools and products used:

ColorBok Mini Album and matching paper
ColorBok Cardstock
K & Co paper
The Paper Studio Paper
Stampin Up Stamps
Cricut was used for the letters
Purple Ribbon
Fiskars Scissors and Trimmer
Sharpie Fine Marker

Thanks for looking!

Friday, February 11, 2011

The new look of my blog

Happy TGIF people!  I have revamped my blog, I would love to know what you think!  Leave me a comment if you would like!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Fiskateers CHA Online Crop Challenges

Okay, so here are all 11 of the CHA Online challenges with descriptions below. 

Challenge #1

This card is for my good friend Tracy M in Australia. I know her family has been going through some hard times with all of the flooding, so I thought I would make her day.

Paper studio card stock, stamps are from The Stamps of Life, and Stampin Up, Cuttlebug embossing folder. Used my Fiskars trimmer and scissors and a border stamp that NanaBeth sent me. Enjoy.

Challenge #2

This challenge was a demonstration challenge, so I used a technique I had learned at my Stampin Up stamp club. There are more details in the post below.

Challenge #3

Make and Take, Picnic Theme. Tools and products used: The checkerboard basket was made with my Fiskars trimmer. Other Fiskars products, scissors, and an Apple a Day Squeeze punch. Paper Studio CardStock, Stampin Up Oval Punch, and The Stamps Of Life "summer4fun" set.

Challenge #4

Make and Take-Make your own Bank-Tools and products used: Fiskars MicroTip Scissors, Ribbon, and ColorBok paper. It's kind of simple, but I think it is cute!

Challenge #5

Make something new-This is a purse tote/gift bag that I made out of a paper bag. I have been wanting to try this for a while. Tool and products used: Fiskars new gift border punch, trimmer, scallop scissors (yes I cut the cirlce out myself), scissors, and micro tip scissors. Cardstock is Paper Studio and ColorBok. Stampin Up: "Punched Posies" stamp set, ribbon and brads. Also, a little distress ink from Ranger.

Challenge #6

Tea Time in honor of Tami-Tools and products used: Fiskars trimmer and scissors, The Paper Studio paper, ribbon and EK Success Stickers. I don't drink tea and therefore I do not have much in the way of crafting, so I had to use stickers for this one.

Challenge #7

Do a demo-I tried Sandy's quilting technique. This is not my best work, but I gave it a try and it was fun! Took me a while to figure it out and I had to use a lot of adhesive to get them to stick! Thank you Sandy!

Challenge #8

SWAG-This is my make and take of a deck of cards. Tools and products used: Fiskars: Trimmer and scissors, ColorBok paper, Stampin Up punch and "July Fourth" stamp set, sand paper, and Cuttlebug stars embossing folder.

Challenge #9

Cocktail party. Tools and products used. The Paper Studio paper, Cuttlebug hearts embossing folder, and EK Success stickers. Sorry for the horrible light, it is so hard to get a good picture this time of day. And again, I didn't have any cocktail rubber stamps so I had to use stickers!

Challenge #10

Designers Showcase. This is a box that I made back in November at a Stampin Up Stamp club. I think this looks designer, and I just loved making it, it was so fun!

Challenge #11

Color My World-Here is my honeysuckle card for this challenge. Tools and Products used: Fiskars trimmer and scissors, Paper Studio and ColorBok paper, Cuttlebug Swirl Embossing folder, Stampin Up Ribbon, The Stamps of Life "hearts2love" stamp set, Studio G Glitter. Yeah I completed all of the challenges, I am so happy! This is a first!

I had so much fun participating in this CHA Online Crop.  It was a blast.  Thanks for looking everyone!