Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Birthday Cards

This Birthday Card is made with Pick a Petal stamp set and Cottage Wall designer paper series.
This birthday card is made with the Medallion Stamp, "Happy Birthday" comes from the Block Party stamp set and the green and yellow ribbon is from Stampin' Up, the brown ribbon is from a craft store.

Here's the ribbon flower I made. The lady bug is made from Pick a Petal stamp set (the wings are a petal), two circles; the larger circle is the 1 3/8" punch and the smaller circle is 3/4" punch. I just hand cut the antenna's. I like the simple design and it was a lot of fun to make.

Ribbon Flower

This is the flower I made after I received my Success book from Stampin' Up. I loved the way their flower turned out and thought I should give it a try. I used the Riding Hood Red grosgrain ribbon with the white strip running down the middle. The leaves of the flower are from Pick a Petal and I used the Old Olive classic stamp pad. I had so much fun making the flower and it was really easy.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Motivation for my Volleyball Girls

I am the JV Volleyball coach and last Saturday we had our tournament. For every game we do motivation, which is just something for the girls to have fun with and get their teammates pumped up for the game. As the coach I did the tournament because it was the last couple games of the season. The mummies are snickers and I wrapped gauze around them after I glued on googly eyes. The label says "Let's 'wrap' up a great season and send them crying home to their 'mummies." I really enjoyed making the mummies and also had a great season, the girls pulled off two big wins to be conference champs.

3x3 Boxes & Note cards

These are the cards that go in one of the boxes. I used coordinating paper for the cards and box. I used Rainbow Sherbet for these cards. I love the blue, green, and orange combo.
For the other set of cards I used the Fall Flowers designers series paper.

This is the box and cards together.

Again, the box and cards together.
The boxes with cards are my "thank you" to the hostess of the Stampin' Up parties.
The paper and stamps used are from Stampin' Up.
Each card is 3x3 and the box measures about 3.5 x 2.25, I got the template from Splitcoaststampers.com.
Splitcoaststampers web page is a great resource for Stampin' Up demonstrators or anyone interested in stamping and paper crafts. The web page has great ideas and techniques.

November Stampin' Up card

This is the card my Stampin' Up hostess club will be making in November. Paper used: Holiday Lounge 12 x 12 pattern paper, Rich Razzleberry & crushed curry in color cardstock.
Rich Razzleberry & Crushed Curry classic ink pads.
Ornament Punch
Delightful Decorations stamp set
Hemp twine

The size of the card is 5 x 5.

I got the Idea from Splitcoaststampers.com.
I decided to use different colors and go with a nontraditional look. I love the color scheme.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

October's Stampin' Up project: Gift Bags

The two gift bags are another project the Stampin' Up club will be doing.
Brown paper sacks
Paper Doll cartridge
Batty For You Stamp Set from Stampin' Up
White, black, orange, cream card stock
Purple ribbon (or ribbon of your choice)

The projects are easy and really fun to make.

October's Stampin' Up project

Thanks to Giddy Greetings Quilling, I got this cute Mummy Card idea. I thought this would be a fast, fun little card to make for Halloween. I put my together in about 10 or 15 minutes, after getting everything rounded up. I added the scalloped tag to give the card a little something extra and I also added more ink to the strips of paper to give them an aged effect, I was going for old bandage look.

Items needed for this card:

White card stock

Black paper

Orange paper

Brown or Carmel ink pad

Batty for you Stamp set from Stampin' Up

1 3/4 inch circle punch

3/4 inch circle punch

1/4 inch circle punch

Scalloped circle punch

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Tomatoes, Tomatoes, Tomatoes

Just got done picking all the tomatoes from the garden and boy oh boy, where there a lot. We (meaning my Mom and myself) picked and picked until we were blue in the face. This was the first year I really had done anything with a garden, and we planted 15 tomatoe plants and ever since they started producing tomatoes, we've been eating them. It's a great thing my grandparents love tomatoes or we would be throwing so many out. I hope I have this much luck next year so I can make salsa and chili sauce.

Recipe Books

My recipe books, which I had to make to hold the 6 x 6 recipes. I was part of an exchange group a couple years ago. I went with the Hawaiian theme because I want to decorate my kitchen in retro 50's and thought Hawaiian would work great because of Elvis' movies ;)

Sunday, September 6, 2009

recipe cards

The first two pictures are of my Dessert recipe. I went with the pink and brown and also found some really cute cupcake paper, with glitter. Nothing better than glittered paper.
These recipes are from the exchange group I am part of and fit in the recipe boxes that I posted pictures of the other day.
I enjoy scrapbooking my reicpes because it gives the recipes a unique feel and is fun to show off your talents. I will post more of the scrapbook recipes as I finish them.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Recipe boxes

The boxes above are ones I put together. The first one (Hawaiian print) is one I made to match the 6 x 6 recipe books. The bottom picture, (browns, pinks, and blues) is one I created to display at a Relief Society Super Saturday.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

First for everything

Today is my first official day as a blogger. I normally do not read a lot of blogs but have used them for ideas. My blog will be everything from Paper crafts to motivational ideas I use for coaching a JV volleyball team to things that go on through my life. I am excited and cannot wait to get this going. I hope everyone enjoys reading what I have to say and what I have created.