Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I bought it!! Becky's tote-ally awesome tote
















Well, as soon as I bought this fabulous tutorial to make this amazing suitcase complete with bloomin' cards, bookmarks, notepad, and that darn cute suitcase I ran downstairs to collect my supplies. Everything was in order except for those nasty little adhesive velcro dots. Where did I put those? I know we have some... maybe I used them to hang those small pictures on the wall, or did I use them all when I made that marvvvvalous carousel purse from "Jan Tink"? All I knew was that I wasn't going to waste any more time looking for them ... my tote was a-waitin'. Isn't it jor-juice!! You have to visit Becky Roberts blog here to get your own.
http://www.inkingidaho.blogspot.com/ Go now and then come back of course. Thanks for looking and happy stamping.
Karen

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Matchbox in Paris...







Thanks to http://www.flutterbyatomicbutterfly.blogspot.com/ for such inspiration to make this elegant box using the new textured Parisian DP from Stampin'Up! It's so easy to put together and following the instructions was a breeze. This was the first time I tried the scallop flower (see http://www.memystampsandi.blogspot.com/) and while it did take some patience trying to stick it together it turned out just right. I also watercoloured the little swallow stamp (also from SU!) and added some itty bitty background on top. The image was stamped on very vanilla cs and was layered onto baja breeze. Both these were cut out using my nesties and cuttlebug. I think I will give this to my next hostess at one of my card classes. Not sure what I will fill it with yet but of course, one item will be chocolate.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Twistin' the night away...



Well, just made a few thank you favours for my "All Occasion" card class tomorrow night. I was given these instructions and given a private demonstration by one of my club members Susan, who just amazed me at how she could make these so fast. I tried and tried but could not get the twistin' right. After many failed attempts, I realized I was scoring on the wrong side and therefore, there was no way it was gonna twist for me. Now, I believe I've got it!! And I'm so thrilled. I've filled these with truffle chocolates and kisses and each person who signed up for my class will get to choose a treat and have their very own "twisted" treat box. These could be the perfect favours for birthdays, weddings, Easter, or Valentine's. I've used the new Good Morning Sunshine designer paper from SU! You start with a 6X6 piece so you can make 4 out of one piece of DP. How cool is that!! Lots of scoring (goes quick if you have a scor-pal) and twistin' and voila.... your own twisted treat box. Well, time to eat the left over chocolate. It always seems that you just can't fit all the chocolate in so I guess it's my duty to consume it. Wish me luck.

Karen


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Ya' gotta love 'em

This is for animal lovers out there. I was on the computer and was looking over at the cats on the bed snuggling nicely under their cat blanket when Tangi starts cleaning Miso's face. OMG!! I ran for the camera to catch it on video. We adopted these two last summer and they are like two peas in a pod. Very different personalities but equally endearing. And they sure do take care of each other. Hope you enjoy the video. Karen



video

Oh my sweet Valentine


Well, this year I said to my mom, "Let's all send Valentine's to each other this year". She says" well, I'm not really into Valentine's so I don't think so". Well, what came in the mail today...you guessed it... a valentine's card from my mom. The little stinker made one and I thought it was a no go so of course I was letting it go but now I quickly made up one to send in the mail today. I have seen so many Season of Friendship cards using hearts for "the leaves" that I knew exactly which one I would make. I gathered lots of ideas from SCS and this is my creation. I got to use my nesties for the scallop circle and the framed circle inside and popped up the hearts on the branches. I added a little bird in pink pirourette perched at the bottom of the tree. My greeting comes from "Happy Heart Day" stamp set. Hope you like it. I think mom will be surprised to get this one in the mail. Happy stamping.

Karen

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Valentine's bundle

I'm going to offer this sweet but simple Valentine's class this year. I found this suspension card tutorial http://dawnsstampingthoughts.typepad.com/dawns_stamping_thoughts/2008/01/valentine-supen.html and made a Valentine's card. I paired it up with a cute heart treat container I found at Michaels and filled a cello bag with Hershey Kisses in silver and red. I then just added a "Happy Valentine's Day" tag and tied it with some organza ribbon. It's cute and simple and filled with chocolate. Happy Stamping.
Karen