31 January 2009

SAB 2009 Time!!

I have been busy the past few nights getting ready for the first demo class of the SAB 2009 season ;o) Yeah!!!!

I have soo many wonderful samples that I will be sharing with you soon ~ all from other SU! demos that participated in a swap that I recently hosted over on SCS. I snapped a few pictures tonight with the hopes of getting them posted but they just didnt turn out very well due to the lighting so I will try that again...but in the meantime I do know that Michelle (SCS: mtech) has posted her contributions to the swap to her blog -- so I will share that link with you tonight so you can check out her masterpieces here and here!!

~Enjoy & TFL~

22 January 2009

Upsy Daisy Gift Bag

I completed this for an upcoming demo as the 3-D project of the night. It's just a very simple bag project -- one made with the white bags you can pick up at your supermarket. This same technique could also be used to apply to the front of the white SU! gift bags as well -- just cut to the specs of your fave bag ;o)

I used the SU! DSP Bella Rose and the IC Kiwi Kiss flavors for this project! I also highlighted the fun build a brads ~ you feel so accomplished after making one of those...and they are soo easy!!! The handles of the bag are simply just pieces of the same DSP paper cut - I think I cut these at 3/4" wide. It's hard to see in the picture but I used the rough edge tool of the cutter kit to go around the kiwi kiss stamped design - just to add a bit more texture to the project.

Here it the list of ingredients:

Stamp Set: Upsy Daisy

Card Stock: Bella Rose DSP pack, Kiwi Kiss

Stampin' Pads: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss

Accessories: Build A Brad, 1/2" circle punch, white paper sack, Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon, Cutter Kit

Please check out page 64 of the new IB&C for another fun build a brad idea ;o)

~TFL & Enjoy~

20 January 2009

Inspired by Nature

Why or why did one of my fave stamp sets, Inspired by Nature, have to be put on the 'dormant list'??? I will just take that as one more reason why I MUST demo it -- to then explain the dormant list with everyone ;o)

This was a fun card to create ~ the what is actually embossed and it really makes it pop! I figured this one could be used for a guy birthday or celebration too!!

The 'let's celebrate' is popped up with a few stampin' dimensionals for added depth and effect!

Here is a list of the ingredients:

Stamp Sets: Inspired by Nature, On Your Birthday
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White
Stampin' Pad: Chocolate Chip, Versa Mark
Accessories: White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Taffeta Chocolate Chip Ribbon, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

~TFL & Enjoy~

18 January 2009

More SAB 2009!!!

Thanks to our SU! friends for coming up with such fun stamp sets and ideas!! Yeah!!!

Sanded Stamp Set
Polka Dot Punches Sab Stamp Set
Fundamental Phrases Stamp Set
Card Stock:
Ruby Red
Pumpkin Pie
So Saffron
Bashful Blue
Stampin' Pads:
Basic Black
Ruby Red
Versamark Pad
Pumpkin Pie
Scissors Paper Snips
Punch 1/2 Inch Circle
Stampin Dimensionals
Eyelets Metallic
Punch 5 Petal Flower
Instructions 1. Stamp Sanded background image in VersaMark ink on So Saffron card. 2. Punch hole approximately 1" from right edge of front of card using Crop-A-Dile. Wrap Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon around left edge of card and through hole and adhere inside of card. Tie a second piece of Old Olive ribbon in a knot and adhere over hole. 3. Stamp 5-petal flower image in Ruby Red ink on Ruby Red card stock. Punch out using 5-Petal Flower punch. Stamp image again in Pumpkin Pie ink on Pumpkin Pie card stock. Punch out center of flower using 1/2" Circle punch. Attach Silver brad through center of circle and adhere circle to center of Ruby Red flower. 4. Cut stem from Old Olive card stock and adhere to Bashful Blue card stock (2-1/2" x 4-1/4"). Adhere flower to Bashful Blue card stock using Stampin’ Dimensionals. 5. Stamp “For you” in Basic Black ink on Old Olive card stock (2-1/2" x 1"). Cut top edge of Old Olive card stock repeatedly to look like grass. Adhere strip of Pumpkin Pie card stock (2-1/2" x 1/8") to bottom edge of Old Olive card stock. Adhere Old Olive card stock to Bashful Blue card stock. 6. Adhere Bashful Blue card stock to card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~TFL & Enjoy~

17 January 2009

SAB 2009!!!

Cute huh? ;o) Thanks to our friends at SU! for creating such fun stamp sets and ideas!!

Big Bold Birthday Stamp Set
Yummy SAB Stamp Set

Card Stock:
Pretty In Pink
Old Olive
Whisper White
Rose Red
Bashful Blue

Stampin' Pads:
Chocolate Chip
Rose Red
Versamark Pad

Bone Folder
Scissors Paper Snips
Glue Dots Mini
Stampin Dimensionals
Ribbon Grosgrain Chocolate Chip 5/8 Inch

Instructions1. Fold Bashful Blue card stock (8-1/2" x 8-1/2") in half to create triangle. Fold front of triangle down so that tip of flap is approximately 1/2" from bottom edge. Fold right side of triangle in so that top edge of side is even with the top edge of flap. Repeat with left side. Pull right and left sides back and pull flap up, then fold sides in and fold flap over. 2. Stamp dots image repeatedly in VersaMark ink on inside of pouch. Wrap Chocolate Chip 5/8" grosgrain ribbon around pouch and adhere.3. Round corners of Pretty in Pink card stock (3" x 2") using 3/16" Corner Rounder punch. Adhere Old Olive card stock (3" x 1/4") to Pretty in Pink card stock. 4. Stamp “A little yummy for your tummy” in Chocolate Chip ink on Whisper White card stock. Cut out image. Stamp heart image in Rose Red ink on Rose Red card stock. Cut out heart and adhere to yummy piece. Adhere to Pretty in Pink card stock using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Adhere entire piece to Bashful Blue pouch using Stampin’ Dimensionals. 5. Tie Chocolate Chip 5/8" grosgrain ribbon in a knot and adhere to left side of pouch.

~TFL & Enjoy~

16 January 2009

Glittery Christmas Wreath

I know, I know...Christmas is over BUT I just had to post this now ;o) I had actaully made this wreath years ago but the past few years I have noticed the bulbs were starting to look 'ratty tatty' and I knew I needed to re-do a portion of it. So with the brilliant glitter bulb idea in mind, I decided to buy some sold red bulbs on the after Chrismtas clearance sales and then make the glitter green ones -- nice contrast huh? I used Green Galore ink with gold glitter.

~TFL & Enjoy~

14 January 2009

Everyday Front Door Wreath

I had soo much fun creating the glitter bulbs at Christmas I had to come up with ideas so I could use them year round!!!

We live out in the country on the edge of a timber so we have a 'cabin' theme going on. This first picture is taken when standing in the garage looking at the house door.

Here is an upclose pic of the wreath. Of course being the thrifty shopper I am I picked up the wreath and ribbon on the after Christmas sales!! The ribbon is hard to see but its a copper color -- you know 'woodsy' color ;o) I did the bulbs using Chocolate Chip ink and gold glitter.
The pinecones add just the perfect touch! I have large and small pinecones in the little trees that sit on each side of the door as well ~

~TFL & Enjoy~

11 January 2009

Out the kitchen window...

I was walking thru the kitchen tonight and spotted this out the window -- it's not an unfamiliar site at all -- they can usually be found in this area each day late afternoon. They love to nibble on the bird seed that has fallen to the ground. We have a feeder out there for the deer as well so that is even more of an incentive for them to come up out of the woods!

09 January 2009

God is our refuge...

and strength. Therefore we will not fear ~

This is a fun card -- and it can be used for numerous occassions.

08 January 2009

Glittered Paperclip

What a fun card AND bookmark ;o) These are soo much fun to make and gift....

07 January 2009

Knotted Flowers

I believe this would be called a case from a case! LOL SCS'er MCCFipps's card caught my eye with her card so I cased her case ;o) You can see hers here


06 January 2009

You're a wonderful reason....

to celebrate!! I just love these flowers.. I'll post another card tomorrow using these same flowers but 'knotting' them ;o)

05 January 2009

2009 Happiness

Wishing you happiness today and always as we travel thru 2009 ;o)

04 January 2009

Be Kind

Fun and fast card! The blue heart is popped up using a few dimensionals and a button was added for a bit of extra dimension.

03 January 2009

Let it.........

snow..snow..snow!!! I love snow and we still have plenty of winter left for more ;o)
This is such a fun stamp set ....soo many 'cool' things to do with it ;o)

02 January 2009

An Arizona Snowman???

Yep!! I tell ya' Sista Mike is one creative bean ;o) Look at the card I received in the mail from her this week! HOW FUN!!!!

She included the funniest lyrics to a song referring to AZ of course but to the tune of Winter Wonderland...I was going to include them here but believe it or not I left home and forgot to bring the card with me......drats!!

Thanks Sista Mike ;o)

01 January 2009

CD Giving Case

Did you take lots of holiday pictures? Or how about New Years?? Wanna burn them to a CD and hand them out to friends?? How about creating a little case first!!
This one caught my eye!! It was completed by Maria Bell (CardInspired) over on SCS. You can view the entire SCS tutorial here -- thanks to Cindy Lyles for completing this step by step tutorial for us ;o)
Happy New Year!!!