Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Leaving on Vacation

Hey everyone, just letting you know that I'm checking out for awhile, we leave tomorrow on the trip our family gave us for our 30th wedding anniversary. So I won't be able to look in and leave any comments for awhile on your blogs. So don't go and do anything too cute while I'm away!!! (which will not happen!) I'll catch up when I get back, I promise.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Cute Little Paper Bag Purse!!!

Isn't it just the cutest little purse, of course made with Razzleberry Lemonade DSP! My mom and I are making 32 of these little babys for our Ladies Fellowship Garden Party. I'll have to post a picture of each of the different ones we are making! I got the idea from Becky's Blog.
She said you could use any size bag, so of course I had some little bags handy, so that's what we used. This purse measures 4 1/2" long by 3" tall.
Close up of the brads and the closure.
Inside shot, now all we have to do is figure out what goes inside! Hey everyone have a great day and I'll see you soon!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Thinking of You

Today's kinda a sad day for me. I had a good friend pass away in February and today was her birthday. This is a card I made and sent to her husband to let him know we are thinking about him today. Still doesn't seem like she is gone. I really miss her. But I know I'll see her again someday!
I know I used some retiring colors on this card, but I really like the colors, they seem so soothing. I used little strips of paper for my thread on the buttons. Hope you have a nice day. It's raining here, so it's kinda gloomy. I think I need to go stamp and cheer myself up!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Love Tall Tales DSP

Good morning! Here's a card we made at my last workshop using the Tall Tales DSP, Animal Stories, Circle Circus, and Teenie Tiny Wishes Stamp sets. I decided after the fact that maybe this one had too many steps to it for a workshop, but the ladies had fun making it, just a little too time consuming for a workshop. So a mental note to self, keep them quick and easy, with no stressing! Have a stamperific day!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Big Shot Die Give Away!!!

Hey everyone, Stampin' Addicts dot com is giving away a Big Shot Die Pack for FREE! Do you need some ideas for using the Stampin' Up! Big Shot , ideas for making cards and other paper crafts? Then Stampin' Addicts is the place for you! If you want to enter the contest all you have to do is post about it on your blog. Check out the info on Stampin' Addicts. Watch out or you'll become an addict like me! Hope I win!!!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Wedding Scrapbook Pages

I've got to go out and mow, but before I do I wanted to share a link to Michelle's scrapbook pages she did of a friends wedding. I really need to work on my scrapbooking. I love her pages and the way she used a prettie and the corduroy buttons to add some depth and texture. I've got to get me some of those Gray corduroy buttons! So check it out here: Michelle's Blog

Friday, July 17, 2009

An Altered State of Mind!

Here's a tin I altered for my last hostess. It's a little bit bigger than the normal ones. Somethin' like 8 x 8. Jennifer is always decorating and redecorating her house, (I'm not talking about just changing the paint color, I'm talking about knocking walls out, then maybe putting them back in a year or so.) major stuff with the help of her husband of course, and they are really good at it too! But I was trying to come up with something she could keep ideas, color charts, material swatches, and other stuff in.

I used Tall Tales DSP and Old Olive DSP to cover the tin. Added some flowers cut with the BS and the 3 flower punch. Also Made some tags with the Define Your Life Stamp Set. Used the Soft Suede Ribbon and some Linen Thread. Of course we had to make it look old and dirty!
She loved the little tags I made! and of course I had to sponge all the edges to make it look old and dirty.
Inside the tin. I cut regular size folders down to fit and sponged them too!
Here's what one of the folders looked like! I used the Flowers Decorative Strip and Big Shot. I Really liked how they turned out! Hope you enjoyed your visit today. I'm thinking about maybe starting another blog or changing the name of this one to an "Altered State of Mind", Seems to be where my focus is lately. Hey, have a great day and come back and check in on me soon!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Warning the Following Post May Be Habit Forming!

This is a tin full of goodies I made for a birthday present. I'm having way to much fun altering stuff, it really doesn't seem right to have this much fun!!! Looking at this paper just makes me happy! I've got to get more of it, because I'm out!!! Thankfully I just got some of the other new papers to play with. I love you Stampin' Up!
Decorated tin using Razzleberry Lemonade DSP from Stampin' Up! Some pearls from the pretties kit, polka dot ribbon, and paper daisies made with Stampin' Up's Big Shot and Daisy Die. I am so in trouble with this new Catty from SU!!!
Birthday card using one of SU's new word sets called Teenie Tiny Wishes and new label punch!
Up close picture of the daisy on the flip flop, made out of white fun foam! with a Stampin' Up corduroy button!!! I've used all my Summer Sun button brads. Mental not to self, must get more corduroy buttons!!!
Flip flops! Aren't the cute! I know I've posted some before but these are made using corduroy buttons brads! When putting the flowers together, I glued each layer together and I did keep the circle that cut out in the centers and then let them dry, then used an ice pick to poke a hole down though the layers and made a hole in the middle of the Y in the flip flop and poked the brad through and affixed the flower that way. The brad holds!!!
Another one of my small notepads I got at K-mart close out and a matching pen. I did use the fun foam for these daisies also. I thought since they would be carried in a purse the fun foam would hold up better.
Close up of the back of my pen.
Another Kmart close out find. This is a small coupon keeper but I put a small travel size Kleenex in it. Perfect fit!!!
I used the fun foam for the daisy on this too!!! So I want to know are you addicted yet? Hey everyone have a great day and come back again to Stamp a Little Longer! See ya!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

B Happy Altered Comp Book

This is a comp book and pen that I altered for a gift set. The lady is a bee collector. I thought it turned out pretty cute. Wish this set had stuck around a while longer, since I just got it a couple of months ago. Oh well, there's always something new to buy!
Close up of the comp book.