Aug 28, 2010

Sunflower Card

Last night I had a stamp class and this is one of the projects we made.  It reminds me of the sunflowers we are growing in our garden that I thought were weeds.  We grew sunflowers last year and this year in the same spot were, what I thought, weeds.  They were growing as fast as weeds. :)  My husband tried to tell me the seeds fell from last year and were growing sunflowers again.  I didn't believe him and kept insisting they were weeds and I wanted to pull them out.  We'll look at them now...
They are sunflowers... he was right, but don't tell him I said that. :)

Aug 25, 2010

Blue Polka Dot Purse

I'm seeing so many types of adorable purses on websites and blogs.  So, what a great challenge... I had to try making one.  It took a lot of drawings and wasted paper but, I came up with a design I liked.  I'm still experimenting with different types of pattern paper and embellishments so I'll be posting more in days to come.  It does have a small pouch on the inside to hold three or four, 4 x 4 gift cards. I'm definitely going to have a class on how to make this purse because it's too fun and cute not to share with others. :)

Aug 21, 2010

Grateful Cards

Don't you love the textured embossing folders?  They add so much to any project and are easy to use.  These cards are for the ladies that placed a Stampin' Up! order with me.  I'm "grateful" for their orders and I'm sure they're "grateful" for the fun things they purchased. :)

Aug 18, 2010

Laugh, Post-It-Note Keyring

I wanted to create a key ring for a class I'm going to have in a couple of weeks but didn't have the size of post-it-notes I wanted to use, I only had these long thin ones.  I needed to try the keyring idea before I could offer a class so, I played around with it and this is what I came up with.  Of course, this isn't what we'll be making in the class because I now have the right size of post-it-notes.  :)

Aug 14, 2010

Halloween Fry Box

Halloween...I know it's only August but I love making Halloween projects. Besides,  I've seen lots of Christmas cards showing up on other blogs so I thought, hmmm... Halloween is before Christmas, it's OK.  LOL  These stamps are from the new Stampin' Up!, holiday mini catalog, which I love.  I'll try my hardest not to post other Halloween projects before October, but no promises :)

Aug 11, 2010

Thanks a Million Card

This is my second attempt at this card.  I wasn't quite happy with the first one.  Isn't that how it usually is?  Well maybe not usually, but often.  I don't visualize my projects before I make them I just wing it.  I pick a stamp, color, or design and go from there.  Works for me.... :)

Aug 7, 2010

Thanks So Much Matchbox

There are only four individually wrapped, mint lifesavers in this little box.  It didn't seem like much until I added the sweet little covers to make them more appealing.  I used two scallop circles to cover each lifesaver.  I scored and wrapped each one then put a small piece of pattern paper around the center.  The flowers were made with the boho blossoms punch and  pink corduroy buttons.They look so dang cute, I had to make sure the matchbox cover was clear so they could be seen.  This is a time consuming project for just four lifesavers but I think the end result is worth it. :)

Aug 4, 2010

Life Happens Card

Simple and Sweet... I have to admit, I like the way "simplicity" looks.  A little here a little there, what more could you ask for.  Sometimes a little, says it all. :)