Friday, August 31, 2007

2, 5, 7, 10 treat boxes

I love these little boxes. The 2-5-7-10
boxes are fun and easy to make.
You can see the directions for these on Splitcoast. I found this awesome bag of candy at Michaels. Too bad I couldn't find a mix of fingers, teeth, and eyeballs at Target or Walmart!

Here are the recipes...

Purple box:
  • SU Elegant Eggplant, W White, B Black, and Lime green CS from Bazzill
  • SU Haunting Halloween setPrismacolor pencils and gamsol
  • SU Black ink
  • KI Memories ribbon
  • Purple, Yellow, and Diamond Stickles
Orange box:
  • SU Pumpkin, W White CS
  • SU retired Halloween Bkgds, retired Spooktacular Greetings, Booglie Eyes stamp sets
  • unknown orange and black ribbon, Get spooked ribbon by KI memories
  • SU Dazzling Diamonds glitter
  • SU Only Orange, Artichoke, and Eggplant ink refills
  • Blender pen refill
  • Aqua Painter
  • Googlie Eyes

Thursday, August 30, 2007

More Girlie Halloween Treats

I haven't made a sour cream container in ages. This one was made a little bigger than the traditional size. I believe I used 1/2 sheet CS. The size is perfect for filling it up with Halloween treats. I used Pioneer tape for the adhesive. The ends are crimped with Paper Adventures Lil'boss wave crimper.

Here's the recipe:
  • SU Whisper White, Pixie Pink CS
  • SU Pixie Pink, Basic Black inks
  • May Arts ribbon
  • Circle punch
  • Paper Adventures crimper
  • Pioneer tape
  • SU silver cord

Girlie Halloween Treats

So the "in" things these days are pirates and skulls. I found these cute girlie Halloween skull gems in the $1 bin of Joann's, along with a skull stamp! I have been wanting to make some of these pillow boxes. They are so much fun to give away. The adhesive I use to get a good seal on the side of the box is Pioneer tape. I'm sure that the red tape will work, but Pioneer tape is more of a clear color. I have never had any problems with it. Its the best!

Here's the recipe:

  • SU Pixie Pink and Basic Black CS
  • Skull gems and stamp from Joann's $1 bin
  • SU All Around Argyle, Batty For You, Print Pattern bkgd sets
  • SU B Black, Craft White, Pretty in Pink, and Versamark
  • SU Silver cord
  • MM tag maker supplies and rims
  • SU brads
  • unknown gems
  • Coluzzle pillow box template
  • Pioneer tape

Whippersnapper Moose

Well, I can't get away from this really great cardstock from Scenic Route. I love the colors that they used in this set. And the great thing is that the new Blue Bayou and Soft Sky go great with it!!

On this one I used crystal effects (although you cannot see it) on the glasses. I also used some black glitter glue (like stickles but from Michaels) on the music notes.

Moose card recipe:

  • Whippersnapper Moose stamp
  • Stampin Up Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Apricot Appeal, W White
  • Scenic Route CS
  • Prismacolor pencils and gamsol
  • SU B Black and Apricot Appeal inks
  • SU Font
  • Word Window Punch
  • unknown ribbon, Martha Stewart cording
  • MM brads
  • Paper Trey Faux Ribbon set
  • Cuttlebug dies
  • Turquoise stickles, black glitter glue
  • Crystal Effects

Thank You to Kristine Reynolds for pointing out that this stamp was from Whippersnapper. I must have been asleep while posting this!!

Monday, August 27, 2007

What is your element?

Your Element Is Water

A bit of a contradiction, you can seem both lighthearted and serious.
That's because you're good at going with the flow - but you also are deep.

Highly intuitive, you tune in to people's emotions and moods easily.
You are able to tap into deep emotional connections and connect with others.

You prefer a smooth, harmonious life - but you can navigate your way around waves.
You have a knack for getting people to get along and making life a little more peaceful.
This is sooo true about myself!! And the strangest part is that I'm a pisces--the water sign. LOL

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Penny Black Pig

Okay, last one for the night! I really had fun with this pig! LOL The things that amuse a stamper..... :) This card I used the old Marvelous Magenta by SU! But the picture doesn't bring out the real Magenta color... Poor lighting I guess..

Anyway...Here's the recipe:

  • Stampin Up Tempting Turquoise, Marvelous magenta, Whisper White
  • Penny Black stamp
  • Cuttlebug dies and embossing folders
  • Stampin Up font
  • Prismacolor pencils and gamsol
  • Stickles
  • rhinestones
  • Ribbon by Stampin Up and May Arts

Some of you are wondering where I buy my Penny Black Stamps. I purchase them through a friend of mine. You can email Judi at She will order at a reduced price. Another place you can go is . They sell all brands of stamps--great little online store!

Another question I have rec'd was about the stickles. Before I use stickles I color underneath. It just helps the color pop out at you! I hope this helps! If you have any more questions don't hesitate to ask!!

Have a great weekend!

Piggy Thanks

Here is another card made with the Penny Black piggy stamp. I'm having alot of fun with the play on words with these cards. I hope you enjoy them too! :)

Here's the recipe:

  • Stampin Up Cameo Coral, Gable Green, Whisper White CS
  • Penny Black stamp, SU Think Happy Thoughts, and retired Teeny Tinies (thanks)
  • Prismacolor pencils and gamsol
  • Cuttlebug dies & embossing folders
  • SU Farmer J Unicase font
  • American Crafts ribbon
  • stickles

Wish You Were Here

Here's another Penny Black stamp. These little bikini animals (the pig and cow) are just too cute!! I have spent a bit of time trying to come up with some cute phrases for the new stamps I bought. I will be sharing some of the phrases on other cards I have in the making. So check back later for those! I fell in love with this little piggy--she's too cute!!

Here's the recipe:

  • Stampin Up! Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Marigold, Whisper White CS
  • Penny Black piggy
  • Scenic Route BG paper
  • Corner punch and word window punch
  • SU fonts
  • MM brads ( these matched perfectly to Blue Bayou!)
  • May Arts ribbon
  • Martha Stewart Halloween cord
  • Cuttlebug dies
  • Wordsworth "wish you were here" stamp from the Vacaton set
  • Sticles
  • Prismacolor pencils and gamsol

Friday, August 17, 2007

Best of cluck!

I just recently bought a few stamps from Penny Black. I couln't resist this one! I can't wait to give this one away... too funny!

Here's the recipe:
  • Stampin up Night of Navy, Creamy Caramel, Basic Black inks

  • Stampin Up Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Night of Navy, Whisper white CS
  • Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol
  • Ellison texture plates
  • SU ribbon
  • Cuttlebug dies
  • SU Mini Mates, Best of Cluck stamp sets
  • Penny Black stamp
  • Saying printed from SU Font Farmer J Unicase
  • Stickles

Monday, August 13, 2007

So Kind

Ahhh! Finally a chance to stamp! I pulled out my Priceless stamp set to play and this is what I came up with. I haven't made a pocket card in a long time. I used the Coluzzle template for the pocket card. I cased the design from Cambria.

The recipe:

  • Stampin Up Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, and Always Artichoke CS
  • Stampin Up Prints Sample
  • SU Blue Bayou, Always Artichoke ink
  • Coluzzle library pocket card template
  • LI Brads
  • Cuttlebug dies (circle and flower)
  • SU! tab punch, corner rounder
  • American Crafts ribbon
  • SU Priceless stamp set

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Blogger RAK

I received this lovely RAK from Nancy Elrick from SCS Bloggers RAK group. My apologies go to Nancy because it has taken me so long to post this! Thank you so much Nancy!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Scrapbook 2

I made this project as a gift for my mom. It includes pictures of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. (YIKES! that makes me a great aunt x 5!!).

Some of the supplies for this project include:
  • Stampin Up stamps and supplies
  • Lasting Impressions cardstock, templates, brads, and scuffers
  • Ribbon
  • Paper Trey stamps
  • Cuttlebug dies
  • Rub-ons from MM, and Wordsworth
  • Stamps from TAC
  • Giga and Mega punches
  • White Gel Pen
  • MM chipboard and paints

Mini Scrapbook

I bought this kit quite a while back. It's made from Lasting Impressions. The kit "supposedly" came with everything you need to make the scrapbook. I, of course, had to add
my own touches with stamps and other supplies. I will be loading more pages so they will be somewhat out of order. The one on the top of this page is the front. The very back page is like a tri-fold card. It folds in on itself twice. The inside back is the picture at the bottom of this post--the end of the album.

Rockin Girl Blogger

I was nominated this fun award by Stamping Caz. Thanks for the nomination!! I have to choose 5 more Rockin Girl Bloggers...

Rochelle Wick
Kendra Giles
Jody Morrow
Dawn Griffith
Debbie Olson

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

what number are you?

You Are 1: The Reformer

You're a responsible person - with a clear sense of right and wrong.
High standards are important to you, and you do everything to meet them.

You are your own worst critic, feeling ashamed if you're not perfect.
You have uncompromising integrity, and people expect you to be fair.

At Your Best: You are hopeful, honest, and inspiring. You bring out the best in humanity.

At Your Worst: You are intolerant, judgmental, and picky.

Your Fixation: Resentment

Your Primary Fear: Being corrupt.

Your Primary Desire: To be good.

Other Number 1's: Al Gore, Martha Stewart, Gandhi, Celene Dion, and Spock from Star Trek.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Some good news...

So last week I had some horrible news. The stress was really high, not only because of the news I received, but also because I had to take my RN (NCLEX) exam... I think all of it was just too much for me to handle! But this week I am sooooo happy to announce that I passed my exam and am now a licensed RN! YAY!! It feels sooo good to have something I have been working so hard for come full circle. Its over!!! Its almost hard for me to believe that I don't have to come home and STUDY, or prepare for an exam!!

Snappy Birthday!

Ahhhhh!!! I finally had a little time to stamp! I made this one for my great nephew's 1st birthday. He's such a cutie!! I think I will actually have some time this weekend to do some serious stamping!! I soooo need the break! I will be receiving my first *GASP* order from Stampin' Up's new catty tomorrow. I will have all of the new colors and a few stamp sets. I am gearing up to purchase out of the Holiday mini. I am seriously going to be broke!!! Ahhh, the joys of stamping!

Here's the recipe:
  • Stampin Up Tempting Turquoise, Ballet Blue, Cool Caribbean, Whisper White CS
  • Stampin Up ink refills, Basic Black pad, Cool Caribbean pad, and Ballet Blue pad.
  • Marvy Giga and mega scalloped circle, dog tag punches
  • stickles
  • aqua painter and blender pen refill
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder
  • Cuttlebug Hippie Chick alpha
  • Expressions Ribbon