Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Oooh, the anticipation!

The Squigglefly two day blog hop is almost here! It starts July first and you are going to love it! Click the badge to find out more and to get started Tuesday! :)

Monday, June 29, 2009

Summer Purse

I finally branched out and attempted to make a purse. I found the template at SCS. It was much easier than I expected and super cute! I think I will do this project with my Sunday school class.

Image: The Greeting Farm
Template: SplitCoastStampers
Accessories: Scallop border punch & Scallop circle punch - SU
Ribbon: Hobby Lobby
Flowers: Unknown

Friday, June 26, 2009

Cookie Mix Gift

Image: MSB
Accessories: Container (Gladware), Ribbon (Michael's), Crystal Effects
Paper: SU & Archiver's
Coloring: Bic Markers

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Big New Release at MSB

Take a peek at some of the brand new images available today over at Modern Sugar Blvd!!

I have to apologize again for the lack of details. I'm still having computer trouble. I will come back and edit this post when I can with all the deets. :)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Sweet Summer Fun

This is a card I made for TGF's DT call. They wanted to see summer colors. Orange and yellow specifically. This image is from "Wonderland", one of the few rubber mounted images I have from TGF. I made the "oranges" by punching a piece of CS halfway down. I drew/colored the lines. The little jewels are from HL. I distressed the edges and stapled a small scrap of yellow ribbon to the white CS. I colored the image with my PrismaColor pencils. The sentiment is from the SU set "Very Punny".

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Friends and Coffee...

I love the "Around The Town" line of stamps from Modern Sugar Blvd. So many cute little shops and so many creative possabilities! I made this card for this week's challenge on the MSB blog. It's a cute sketch and I had a lot of fun making this card. Hope you all like it too! :)

Monday, June 15, 2009

Scrappractical Storage

I wanted to share a storage idea I came up with recently. In my never-ending quest to make good use out of all the "stuff" that comes along with papercrafting; I am always looking for new storage ideas. Here is a very scrappractical way to reuse Cuttlebug folder packages: I have had a hard time finding proper storage for my EZ mounted stamps. I put my acrylic stamps in a binder on acetate paper. Easy-peasy. The EZ mount stamps (like these TGF stamps) don't stick to acetate. You need a thicker plastic. I was using an old SU stamp set storage case for a while. It was just so bulky.

Then while opening a new cuttlebug folder I had a lightbulb moment. The stamps fit perfectly into the "dip" of the plastic part of the packaging.

Since the plastic part has folds to hold it in place onto the cardstock back it makes a great "sleeve". The cardstock (turned around) also fits the stamp image card.Now when I need these stamps I just grap this package and slide the cardstock up to get what I want. It's also nice because the punch out on top of the cardstock can be used to hang my stamp sets.

I hope I explained this clearly. I am counting on the pictures to do most of the work. You could add paper to the Cuttlebug cardstock to cover the wording. Pretty it up a bit. I decided that I wouldn't bother wasting supplies since this is supposed to help me save money! :)

This may not be a new idea, but I still feel pretty inventive. And frugal! :)

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sorry for the short posts

I have been having computer trouble lately so I haven't been using my home computer to post to my blog. Because of that I don't always have all the info I need when I'm auto-posting. So I apologize for the lack of info lately. Hopefully I'll be up and running soon and my posts will be overflowing with details! :)

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Another MSB weekly Challenge

Just a quick post since I am not using my home computer. (Ah, technology!)

Here is the card I made for the upcoming MSB weekly challenge:

Friday, June 12, 2009

I want candy!!

No, really. I want candy. Here's the jar I made just to house some yummy treats:I made this little good-y holder using one of Modern Sugar Blvd's newest images. Sooo cute! I colored the image with my PrismaColor pencils and then used Crystal Effects on the "candy" part. The CS is from SU. I'm not sure where I got the PP, probably HL. The ribbon is from Walmart and the sentiment is from the SU set "Very Punny".

Now, who wants to send me some candy? :)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

New Releases A-Go Go!!!

There are so many things going on at Modern Sugar Blvd that you are definately going to want to check it out for yourself! Challenges, new releases...never-ending sugarmania! Here's a little look at one of my creations. Check 'em out, they're placecards! :)These images and many more will be available at MSB this weekend!

Monday, June 8, 2009

I'll have a blue Christmas...maybe...

I sat down at my crafting table with the SU stamp set "Branch Out", fully intending to make a Christmas card. I thought it might be nice to get an idea for this year's card. This is what I ended up with. I really like the card, I just don't think it makes a good "official" Christmas card. :)

Stamps: SU - Branch Out
Paper: SU - Chocolate Chip & Bashful Blue
Ink: SU - Same colors as paper ;)
Accessories: Corner rounder punch

Who knows. Maybe this will end up being our Christmas card this year. If it doesn't I'm sure I can find some use for it! :)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Sugarlicious Saturday Challenge

This week's challenge at MSB is a super fun one! We were asked to make a wedding card with these elements:

Something Old,
Something New,
Something Borrowed,
Something Blue.

Sound familiar?

Here is my card:You can get the image at Modern Sugar Blvd. Isn't it sweet? I love bride images. I colored her with PrismaColor pencils. The pearls are from HL. The swirlies are from a Quickutz die (flourishes). The paper is SU.

There is so much going on at MSB over the next few weeks. You will definately want to stop by often and join in all the fun! :)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

2nd Swap Spot

Ok, so I made good on the statement in my last post. I took another spot in the Dustin Pike image swap and made this:That's it, just a quick and easy post today. How refreshing! :)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

My First SCS swap!

These are the cards I made for my first evah SCS swap! I've swapped before, but this is the big leagues! :) This specific swap was for Dustin Pike images.

As soon as I saw the thread on SCS I knew I wanted to join. I love DP's images and I need swap practice anyway!! **Keep an eye open for an MSB swap real soon!**

The paper is SU. The sentiment is from the SU set "Very Punny". I colored the image with PrismaColor pencils and stickled the moon. The ribbon is from HL. The image was a freebie on DP's blog, btw! You can't beat that!!

The swap is due July 3, so I am finished with plenty of time. Look at me getting stuff done ahead of schedule! What a nice change of pace! :)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Squigglefly Challenge #4

Here is the card I made for the Squigglefly challenge #4:This was my first attempt at paper weaving. Well, first attempt since elementary school. :)

Paper: SU
Stamps: Bird (Squigglefly) & Sentiment (SU)
Coloring: PrismaColor pencils
Accessories: Scallop circle punch
Ink: SU

The challenge at Squigglefly this week is to use a provided sketch. You can get all the deets on the Squigglefly blog.

My DH and I are celebrating our 9 year wedding anniversary this Wednesday. So, I'm sure I'll be posting a lovey-dovey card sometime this week. :)