Monday, December 28, 2009

Happy New Year ~ OCL

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Did you have a good Christmas? I had my kids and grandbabies and my mom here. We had good food and fun times, now it's back to everyday things, ahhhhh!
Oh wait, it's crunch time for CHA (Craft and Hobby Association), making samples for the new stuff coming out, getting them to Crafty Secrets and Our Craft Lounge for the the booths, packing, wondering what to wear, the weather in CA. OMG! I'm going to CHA!! Am I excited? Ummm, yeah! Am I a total stress mess? Ummmm, yeah! As far as I know, I'll be doing make and takes at the Splitcoast Stampers booth for eclecticPaperie on Friday the 22nd and I'll be at the OCL booth off and on. Come by and see me if you're going, I'm so ready to meet more stampin' friends IRL!
I've got a tag and a card to share today. I made them using the Cheers stamp set by Our Craft Lounge. The tag was sponged with Distress ink and a blender tool. I stamped the row of glasses on the bottom and the bubbles, olive, cork and little stars on the tag. I stamped, colored and cut out 3 bunches of ballons and put them on the tag with foam dots to give them dimension. I added Crafty Sparkles to the star and glued on the flower I made with my Peony dies by Spellbinders. I cut the pocket watch with another die, Timeless Heritage and added a clock face and a game spinner. I stamped and paper pieced the bottle and put Glossy Accents on it to make it look like glass.
Supplies: Stamps - Cheers by OCL. Paper - tag, GP white, MME Penny Lane. Ink - Ranger Distress Black Soot, Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Dusty Concord, Copic markers, Gelly Roll Stardust pen. Acces. - Crafty Sparkles Ice Crystals, large chipboard star by SU!, Martha Stewart ribbon, small black pom-pom trim, button, clock face, game spinner, large clear crystal, Tim Holtz ticket, Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist, Glossy Accents. Tools - Big Shot, Spellbinders Peony and Timeless Heritage dies, blender tool.
This is a little Happy New Year card I made. I cut the card with my Spellinders Long Scalloped Rectangle die. I used a 12x12 piece of Prism cardstock, I cut the cardstock a little bigger than the width of the die and scored it in half. I layed the die a smidgen over the fold and ran it through my Big Shot. The card is 2 7/8 x 5 5/8", it fits in a regular letter size envy. To get the little sparkly stars on the main image, I put glue on the star with my glue pen and stamped it and then I sprinkled Ice Crystal Crafty Sparkles on. The sparkly stars are so cute! I paper pieced the ballons.

Stamps - Cheers by OCL. Paper - Prism green cardstock, MME Abby Road, Confetti white & turquoise by SU!. Ink - Ranger Distress Black Soot, Inkssentials white pen. Acces. - Crafty Sparkles Ice Crystals, Martha Stewart ribbon, silver cord, button, brads, pins. Tools - Scor-Pal, Marvy Mega and Giga scalloped punches, Spellbinders Long Classic Rectangle (sm).
There is a HUGE Crafty Secrets sale going on at the Splitcoast Stampers Shop Hop! Check out what Crafty Secrets has in store for you right here! WOW, a huge sale and freebies!
I hope you have a great day!
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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

I want to wish my blogging family & friends a very Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays.
I appreciate all of you stopping by to see what I've been up to. I hope you enjoy what I do as much as I enjoy sharing with you all!

Stay warm and enjoy your time with family and friends.
Cyber {hugs} to you all!
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Sunday, December 20, 2009

True Love Valentines ~ Our Craft Lounge

Here are some Valentine heart cards I made with the True Love stamp set by Our Craft Lounge.
Each card has a heart image and sentiment from the set. I used my Creative Memories heart cutter to cut the cards, super easy with that cutter! Then the fun part, picking out the papers and adding the embellishments!

I paper pieced this heart. I stamped it twice and cut out the little heart, popped it up and put Glossy Accents on it.

This heart is stamped and covered with Glossy Accents and Crafty Sparkles Ice Crystals

This heart was also stamped twice and the little heart cut out and covered with Glossy Accents and Crafty Sparkles in Rose Pink.

Supplies: Stamps - OCL True Love. Paper - My Minds Eye Abby Road, GP white, SU! Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red & Confetti Cream. Ink - Ranger Distress Black Soot, Spiced Marmalade, Broken China, SU! Regal Rose, Copic Markers. Acces. - ribbon, rick rack, buttons, Crafty Sparkles in Ice Crystals & Rose Pink, Glossy Accents. Tools - SU! scalloped circle, circle, word window, ticket, curly label & scalloped border punches, CM heart cutter, label maker by Around the Block, scalloped scissors, pinking shears, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I hope y'all have a happy Monday!
Only 4 more days until Christmas, YAY!
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Jungle Love Treat ~ Our Craft Lounge

This sweet Valentine set is Jungle Love by Our Craft Lounge. It has the cutest little monkey, lion and bird and the cutest sentiments to go with them! I think this set would be perfect for little boys to make Valentines for their friends, don't you? There are plenty of sweet girly Valentine sets out there, but, this one is all boy to me.

The pretty plaid paper is MME Abby Road. The mini card and envy are from SU!
I went to 3 stores trying to find this Runt candy with the bananas, I always liked that candy.

I don't know what was in this tin, probably some Prima flowers or some kind of embellishments. I got it out of my to do crate Ü
I hope y'all have a toasty day, has it ever been cold here lately!
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Monday, December 07, 2009

Kitchen Challenge ~ Crafty Secrets

It's Crafty Secrets Challenge time again! This challenge is all about the kitchen and cooking. Crafty Secrets just released some new Cuts, Kitchen Time Cuts, the images are so cute and fun!
I decided to make a little kitchen hanger from an old cupcake tin.

I thought it would be cute hanging in the kitchen for grocery lists, menu's, coupons etc. I put a pink clip at the top and I made 3 magnets from bottle caps to hold my stuff.

I got this old cupcake tin at a yard sale, it was in pretty bad shape so I cleaned it up and spray painted it white. I figured out which images I wanted to use from the Kitchen Time Cuts and punched them out with my SU! scalloped circle punch. I adhered them inside the cups with some cut corks and E6000. I cut the corks and glued them in the center of my images and then I glued them inside the cups. I did this to keep them in place, the images were too big to fit on the bottom of the cups, does that make sense? In other words they are popped up with a cork.

I punched some circles from my Earthy Paper Pad and glued them inside the cups. These were smaller, so they fit on the bottom of the cups. I got some of those little cookie cutters you get at Walmart in the cake decorating section. They usually have some up for each holiday. These were from an Easter package. I put some glue on the edges and put them inside 3 of the cups. I took 3 bottle caps and glued more circles inside those from my Earthy paper and glued glittered letters inside the caps, they spell eat. I made 3 magnets using more bottle caps, punched paper and small images from the cuts.
I adhered the red rick rack around the tin with my ATG gun. I attached some copper wire to the back with E6000 for the hanger and tied a bow on the wire.
The menu sheet is a page from the Homemade Images & Journal Notes.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Be sure and check the other design team posts to see what they've done, I'm looking forward to it! Julie Campbell is playing along with us this challenge and Michele Kovack has the $30 give away this month, go comment for a chance to win!

Vicki Chrisman Team Leader, Marisa Grosson, Michele Kovack, Michelle Van Etten, Melissa Phillips, Flo Teixeira, Julie Campbell -Guest Designer, Crafty SecretsHeartwarming Vintage Blog
I hope your day is nice and stress free!
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