Sunday, June 22, 2008

Thank you teacher...

Thanks to Jackie Topa for her wonderful instructions on completing this fully loaded stationary set. I'm giving this to my daughter's grade 1 teacher as a thank you for all her hard work this year. I just love using cameo coral and ginger blossom designer paper together. And when you throw in some black, all I can say is "WOW". I'll probably have to make a few more for future gifts. Please visit Jackie's website for full instructions. Have a look at all the cards and tags that are inside. There is also a spot for writing addresses and storing your stamps. How great is that!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Well last night I visited my upline's upline and sat in a class she was offering on making a wonderful decorated CD cover. This project can be adapted to any occasion such as birthdays, christmas, grandparents day, recipe swaps etc.- it is so versatile. All you need are some designer papers, cardstock, a CD pocket and embellishments. And of course, your chosen theme stamp set.

We had lots of laughs and of course serious time and completed our project in just under 2 hours. How time flies. The inside of the cover is for adding tips, ideas, special words on 3 built-in tabs and on the back cover is where you will insert your fully loaded CD that you have personally created, whether it be full of recipes or photos of your family. Check it out. Alison is a wealth of information and I'm sure I will joining her another time.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Shake and bake crab

Well this month in my technique stampers club, we made a few shaker cards. The first one I did followed the tutorial from SCS. I soon realised that I wasn't very good at cutting circles with my circle cutter and so I started to re-envision how I wanted to do this. I was looking through my storage drawer and there right in front of me was the answer staring right back at me. It was a pack of white CD/DVD sleeves. I decided to incorporate this sleeve into my "new" vision of my shaker card and this is what I came up with. Hope you like them. I've posted a picture of both my cards.

Blog world - here I come

Well, I've decided it's time to share my love of stamping so here I go. I've finally taken the plunge into "blog world". My first photo is of my raffle basket I have put together for my son's lacrosse tournament. I can't stop adding Stampin' Up! stamping supplies and scrapbooking paper so I better seal it up and hand it in. I hope the lucky winner enjoys it as much as I enjoy making cards and other projects. I will post my monthly technique stamp club projects here as well as other sundry bits. Enjoy reading.....

Inside the basket I made a note card holder with notecards using Summer Picnic designer paper and the Tart and Tangy stamp set. This quick and easy idea came from Dannie Graves website. Her video tutorial is fantastic. Thanks Dannie. The other project is a set of 3X3 cards using the same stamp set and designer paper all packaged inside a cute little box. To learn how to make this box, please visit this site