Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A Few More Spring Treats and Projects

Before I get too much further along into moving toward the new catalog transition, I thought I'd share a few more Spring projects I've made over the past month or so.

My mission style library table was filled with all things Spring.
I found this little 3-tier holder recently and had to bring it home.  It matches the new accent colors in my studio (Pool Party/Coastal Cabana and Pear Pizzazz/Lucky Limeade).
I have seen a lot of these cute little baskets online.  I guess great minds think alike.  Whenever you have a die like this, it's easy to imagine using it for a 3-D project.  These tiny bunnies fit very nicely and look so cute!
I made a lot of different colors of mini egg cartons.
The cards in my cute little 'bird cage' are from an SAB kit.  They were super fun and easy to make.
... a close-up ...
These cute little mini Spring treat holders were inspired by Lisa (click here).  They are filled with foil wrapped chocolate eggs.  (Yum!!!)
I love this little Spring bunny!  The bow is a tuxedo bow.  It's on page 15 in my ribbons album.  The bow holds the box closed so the eggs don't escape and no one has to tear up your cute little box to get to the treats inside.
I put robin's eggs (malted milk!!!) in these cute little mini coffee cups.  If you're inspired by any of these projects, be sure to check out the Occasions Catalog, before the sales period ends.  Some items are gone already and others are available at a reduced price.
AND MORE CREATIVE FUN ... UP NEXT: 
May Events:
May 8 / Scraps and Prayers / Plant Decor Project / 5:30-7:30 / $15.00 / Prepare for some super fun!

May 20 / Saturday Stampers / Eastern Palace Suite Projects / 3 cards + a layout / 1:00-4:00 / $20.00 / THIS IS ALL NEW -- NEW PRODUCTS / NEW PROJECTS / SUPER FUN!!!

June Events:
June 12 / Scraps and Prayers / All Occasions Cards / 5:30-7:30 / $15.00 / Make some beautiful cards to add to your stash to send to special friends and/or family.

June 17 / Saturday Stampers /  Mixed Media Patriotic Project / 1:00-4:00 / $20.00 / Make a project that you can use every year as a part of your decor.

June 22 / EARLY BIRD GARAGE SALE / 5:30-6:30
June 23 + 24 / GARAGE SALE / 8:00-5:00

June 25 / Open House New Catalog Party / 2:00-5:00


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- Come  back often for more creative inspiration. 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Stepping It Up With Bermuda Bay ... Note Card to Full-Sized Card

Let's grab our Bermuda Bay ink, CS and glimmer paper and step up to a full-sized card from our previous note card design.  Let's look at the note card first.  I think it's actually my favorite of the two sizes of cards.  It's just cute and fun.  The front of the card has 1/2 inch trimmed off, to allow the pretty glimmer paper to show through ... which is a strip on the bottom of the inside of the note card.
Here's the full-sized card. Extra stars, glimmer paper in the middle, and same stenciling as the note card.
You can see just a simple punched star to add a little fun to the inside of the card.
So ... Which design do you like the best?
AND MORE CREATIVE FUN ... UP NEXT: 
May Events:
May 8 / Scraps and Prayers / Plant Decor Project / 5:30-7:30 / $15.00 / Prepare for some super fun!

May 20 / Saturday Stampers / Eastern Palace Suite Projects / 3 cards + a layout / 1:00-4:00 / $20.00 / THIS IS ALL NEW -- NEW PRODUCTS / NEW PROJECTS / SUPER FUN!!!

June Events:
June 12 / Scraps and Prayers / All Occasions Cards / 5:30-7:30 / $15.00 / Make some beautiful cards to add to your stash to send to special friends and/or family.

June 17 / Saturday Stampers /  Mixed Media Patriotic Project / 1:00-4:00 / $20.00 / Make a project that you can use every year as a part of your decor.

June 22 / EARLY BIRD GARAGE SALE / 5:30-6:30
June 23 + 24 / GARAGE SALE / 8:00-5:00

June 25 / Open House New Catalog Party / 2:00-5:00


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- Come  back often for more creative inspiration. 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Good News / Bad News ... Shocking!

Which should I share first?  Let's do the bad news first and get it over with for good.  The bad news is quite shocking, actually.  I've had a death in my studio -- an old and faithful friend -- my first Big Shot!  Gasp!!! Yes, it's been with me since it first became available through Stampin' Up!  I took the handle off to save it (in case of emergency or in case I wanted a keepsake from my dear old friend) but I can't seem to throw my old faithful friend away.  My husband said he would be able to do it today. 

Goodbye old friend.  (Sniffle, sniffle.)  You've cut and embossed thousands (maybe millions) of wonderful projects.  I'll miss you.
Welcome to my studio, new friend.
Now, sniffle, sniffle, let's get to the good news!  First of all, I have a new Big Shot.  Yay!  I'm sure it will try it's best to live up to my fond memories of my old friend, so I gave it a big welcome.
But wait...
There's more!  You may have noticed a mention of our Eastern Palace Suite on my class schedules.  It's coming soon!!!  My preorder arrived recently.  It's awesome!  The coordinating thinlits dies are amazing and I can't wait to create with them.  This is one of those times when a new and wonderful product preempts my previous class schedules I'd planned.  Trust me.  It's worth it!
AND MORE CREATIVE FUN ... UP NEXT: 
May Events:
May 8 / Scraps and Prayers / Plant Decor Project / 5:30-7:30 / $15.00 / Prepare for some super fun!

May 20 / Saturday Stampers / Eastern Palace Suite Projects / 3 cards + a layout / 1:00-4:00 / $20.00 / THIS IS ALL NEW -- NEW PRODUCTS / NEW PROJECTS / SUPER FUN!!!

June Events:
June 12 / Scraps and Prayers / All Occasions Cards / 5:30-7:30 / $15.00 / Make some beautiful cards to add to your stash to send to special friends and/or family.

June 17 / Saturday Stampers /  Mixed Media Patriotic Project / 1:00-4:00 / $20.00 / Make a project that you can use every year as a part of your decor.

June 22 / EARLY BIRD GARAGE SALE / 5:30-6:30
June 23 + 24 / GARAGE SALE / 8:00-5:00

June 25 / Open House New Catalog Party / 2:00-5:00


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- Come  back often for more creative inspiration. 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Butterfly Birthday Card

This card uses the same technique as the card in my previous post.  I just switched out the dies I used and switched out the color I used.  We made this one at my creative stenciling class.  Super easy and super fun!
In my previous post, I die cut my dragonfly from vellum, colored the back, and then heat set it.  I did the same with the two butterflies in this card.


UP NEXT:
April Events:
April 22 / Saturday Stampers / Birthday Bonanza / 1:00-4:00 / $20.00 / Birthday treats, too! / REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

May Events:
May 8 / Scraps and Prayers / Plant Decor Project / 5:30-7:30 / $15.00 / Prepare for some super fun!

May 20 / Saturday Stampers / Eastern Palace Suite Projects / 3 cards + a layout / 1:00-4:00 / $20.00 / THIS IS ALL NEW -- NEW PRODUCTS / NEW PROJECTS / SUPER FUN!!!

June Events:
June 12 / Scraps and Prayers / All Occasions Cards / 5:30-7:30 / $15.00 / Make some beautiful cards to add to your stash to send to special friends and/or family.

June 17 / Saturday Stampers /  Mixed Media Patriotic Project / 1:00-4:00 / $20.00 / Make a project that you can use every year as a part of your decor.

June 22 / EARLY BIRD GARAGE SALE / 5:30-6:30
June 23 + 24 / GARAGE SALE / 8:00-5:00

June 25 / Open House New Catalog Party / 2:00-5:00


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- Come  back often for more creative inspiration. 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Dragonfly Birthday Card

Here's a card we'll be making at my Saturday Stampers class.  It's going to be so much fun!  Actually, as of today, registration for this class is closed.  Be sure, if you have a class you'd like to take, sign up early, so you don't miss out.  I do limit class size, so I can give help, as needed, as well as have plenty of materials for each one in the class.
Now, back to today's card.  This card actually uses dies as stencils.  The only time you need to use the Big Shot is to cut out the attached dragonfly.  
I used Pool Party for my spritzing.
The butterfly is cut from vellum.  I added color to the vellum by sponging the back of the dragonfly and then heat set the ink.
I think this technique makes for a really pretty card.
You can easily change your design by varying the color you use to spritz and/or varying the die you use for your stencil.
UP NEXT:
April Events:
April 22 / Saturday Stampers / Birthday Bonanza / 1:00-4:00 / $20.00 / REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

May Events:
May 8 / Scraps and Prayers / Plant Decor Project / 5:30-7:30 / $15.00 / Prepare for some super fun!

May 20 / Saturday Stampers / Eastern Palace Suite Projects / 3 cards + a layout / 1:00-4:00 / $20.00 / THIS IS ALL NEW -- NEW PRODUCTS / NEW PROJECTS / SUPER FUN!!!

June Events:
June 12 / Scraps and Prayers / All Occasions Cards / 5:30-7:30 / $15.00 / Make some beautiful cards to add to your stash to send to special friends and/or family.

June 17 / Saturday Stampers /  Mixed Media Patriotic Project / 1:00-4:00 / $20.00 / Make a project that you can use every year as a part of your decor.

June 22 / EARLY BIRD GARAGE SALE / 5:30-6:30
June 23 + 24 / GARAGE SALE / 8:00-5:00

June 25 / Open House New Catalog Party / 2:00-5:00


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- Come  back often for more creative inspiration. 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Triple Dragonfly Birthday ... Stepping It Up

I had a version of today's card posted previously.  Today's card is a stepped up design for my triple dragonflies card. 
I added some gold speckles, changed the sentiment and added another layer to my card, to coordinate with the Island Indigo that I sponged into the three little squares.

Here are both card designs.  Honestly, I love them both.
UP NEXT:
April Events:
April 22 / Saturday Stampers / Birthday Bonanza / 1:00-4:00 / $20.00 / NOTE:  NEW DATE / Birthday treats, too!!!

May Events:
May 8 / Scraps and Prayers / Plant Decor Project / 5:30-7:30 / $15.00 / Prepare for some super fun!

May 20 / Saturday Stampers / Eastern Palace Suite Projects / 3 cards + a layout / 1:00-4:00 / $20.00 / THIS IS ALL NEW -- NEW PRODUCTS / NEW PROJECTS / SUPER FUN!!!

June Events:
June 12 / Scraps and Prayers / All Occasions Cards / 5:30-7:30 / $15.00 / Make some beautiful cards to add to your stash to send to special friends and/or family.

June 17 / Saturday Stampers /  Mixed Media Patriotic Project / 1:00-4:00 / $20.00 / Make a project that you can use every year as a part of your decor.

June 22 / EARLY BIRD GARAGE SALE / 5:30-6:30
June 23 + 24 / GARAGE SALE / 8:00-5:00

June 25 / Open House New Catalog Party / 2:00-5:00


- Thanks for stopping by my corner of the blogging world.
- Come  back often for more creative inspiration. 
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