May 10, 2009

Big Shot fun!!

At the SU! Seattle regional conference they demo'd the coolest project using the Big Shot. I just knew that this would make a great kids class or even an adult class really! It's a way to make your own iron on patches using the SU! Beautiful Butterflies die. Well a friend of mine has a little girl who is having a birthday party this Saturday and my friend was trying to come up with something to do to entertain 4 little girls. So I suggested a craft day and we are going to try out this project and a few others.
So I decided to do a test run and it worked perfectly! I'm so happy with it!! The girls can pick the fabric and arrange the butterflies whatever way they want. I really hope they like it!

May 5, 2009

First tutorial!

Hey folks!! I'm sure this is already out there somewhere in the blogosphere(sp?) so I won't attempt to take credit or anything. I just discovered this the other day when I was trying to do a card sketch that required using brackets. I don't have any in my stash and while looking at my top note die a light bulb went off! So here is what I ended up doing. Using my Big Shot (that I won from LizzyK) and my SU! Top Note Die, I took two pieces of Old Olive card stock cut to 2 1/2 x 4 1/4 and ran then through like they were one sheet of paper. You can cu tit in half after but for me that was just an extra step. That's really up to you. ;) Then remove the negative pieces and slide the two sides out. (see photo #4) How far you slide it will depend on how thick you want your brackets. Then run that baby through the big shot again and VIOLA!! Isn't that so cool? They kinda look like little fancy mustaches! lol Cute! Here is a card I made using them. I also used the same technique in my last post. I really think these would be great for using in scrapbooking too. All product SU! CS: Whisper White, Old Olive, Pale Plum(?)

Ink: Craft Whisper White
Stamp: Eastern Blooms
Ribbon: 1/4" Grosgrain Whisper White
Accessories: Top Note Die, Small Oval Punch, Chit Chat Rub-Ons
Like I said, someone else has probably discovered this already but I was all proud of myself for figuring it out. So if you've seen it around, feel free to tell me. Just don't rain on my parade okay? lol Hope this wasn't too confusing for you! If you have any questions feel free to ask! Oh and sorry about the quality of the photos. It's been pretty gloomy here lately.

May 2, 2009

NSD Challenges

Just a quick post about a challenge that I did for The Pink Scrapper's National Scrapbooking Day Virtual Crop.

All product SU! except "mother" stamp.

CS: Cameo Coral, Kiwi Kiss

PP: Raspberry Tart DSP

Ribbon: 1/4" grosgrain rose red

Ink: Rose Red

Stamp: Studio G

May 1, 2009

Just a few cards I've made lately...

These are some projects that I have completed recently. The first three were made for my card class and the last one is a card I made to send Peter's Grandmother.

All Product SU! CS: Very Vanilla, Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Watercolor Paper
Ribbon: 5/8" Grosgrain Certainly Celery
Stamp: Soft Summer from the occasions mini catalog, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive Classic pad, Stampin' Write Markers-Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Close to Cocoa
All product SU! CS: Whisper White, Old Olive, Bashful BlueRibbon: 1/4" Grosgrain Bashful BlueStamp: Wagon Full of Fun from occasions mini and Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Ink: Old Olive, Bashful Blue Not Quite Navy, Pumpkin, Chocolate Chip Classic pads, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers
Accessories: Silver brads and scallop border punch
CS: Kraft, Baja Blue, Parisian Breeze textured DSP
Ribbon: 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Baja Breeze
Stamp: Matchbox Messages from the occasions mini catalog
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Matchbox Die from the occasions mini catalog
All product SU! except bling. CS: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
Ribbon: Certainly Celery twill (retired) from SAB promo
Stamp: Thoughts and Prayers
Ink: Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink and Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Big Shot small dots texture plate
This photo is from the Woodburn, OR Tulip Festival. It's a horrible photo quality wise but it makes me giggle all the same!

Wow!! Bunch of SU! promos this month and finally a decent family photo.

1. DESIGNER PAPER BUY 3 GET 1 FREE (I'm in trouble!!) When you purchase 3 packs of any of the SU! Designer paper/ Specialty Designer paper and or 12 X 12 Textured card stock you will get 1 FREE. NO limits, Mix and Match all your Favorites Designer papers Can be found on pages 158-161 in the Big Spring & Summer Idea book and catalog.

( Taste of Textiles #113991on page 156 is NOT included in the buy 3 get 1 FREE special )
Assorted packs of Textured Card stock can be found on pages 153-155 in Big Catalog ( look at the bottom of each color group in the Assorted section ) Buy 3 Get one FREE
Stampin'Up! Has a Brand new alphabet stamp set that will be in the New catalog starting July 1, 2009. Guess what?!? You can get it NOW at 20% off!! Seriously! I know too awesome right? It's only for a limited time though! (May 1st - 31st) 3. BRAND NEW SCRAPBOOKING START KIT FOR $75.00 In celebration of National Scrapbooking Month, join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator for only $75 with our limited-time Scrapbooking Starter Kit. The Scrapbooking Starter Kit contains the following: Schoolbook Serif Alphabet stamp set* Simply Scrappin' Petal Party Earth Elements Assorted textured card stock (12" x 12") Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad *Substitutable for any stamp set up to $43.95 value. Please note: Each of the products listed above may be substituted for like items. Please see the Scrapbooking Starter Kit Order Form for details.The Scrapbooking Starter Kit also contains all the business supplies contained in the standard Starter Kit: Getting Started DVD Getting Started Guide Guest Invitation Postcard (100) Idea Book & Catalog (8) Occasions Mini Catalog (8) To My Hostess Envelope (10) Recruit Folders (5) Recruit Brochures (20) Hostess Brochure (20) Hostess Benefits Form (10) Customer Order Form (50)
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding any of this months promos!! You can find me here!
For My birthday yesterday one of my gifts was to take a family photo where my hubby was not grimacing. He just doesn't care for having his photo taken. That kinda bites when you are a person who love to take photos!! lol I think these turned out pretty well and may just be in the Christmas card. (Yes, I am thinking about them now because the last couple years I never got them finished!)