Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Father's Day cards for exchange

I am part of a card exchange and the category for May's exchange is "Father's Day". So I sat down a few minutes ago and finished my Father's Day cards.
I used Naturals Ivory card stock for the card and the Top Note Die. I stamped the Medallion Stamp on the Top Note die and cut it in half. The pattern paper is from the Pattern Paper 2 and 3 (hostess gift). I inked the edges of everything in Soft Suede and stamped One of a Kind in Soft Suede. All products except the buttons are from Stampin' Up.

"Reminder" Notebook

My Mom and I decided this year was the year to make a "life style" change. Instead of calling it a diet, it's a life style change. The word diet scares me and makes me feel like I have to give up all the yummy food I really love.
We decided to meet with a few people once a month and talk about healthy living, yummy new foods, and then we will take a walk. The notebook above is the one I created to keep my information. I went with a retro beach theme to help remind me of why I am going through this life style change. I got the paper at a local scrapbook store, I love it. It's from Graphics 45, called the Boardwalk Collection.
Detail from the side cover.

A closer picture of the front of my notebook. I cut up on of the 12 x 12 papers into all the smaller pieces and picked two to glue on the front. I used the Big Shot from Stampin' Up and the Top Note bigz die.
I love the way my notebook turned out. The retro beach theme is a great way to remind me of the goal I am trying to reach.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Candy Bar birthday and Hostess Thank you

I covered a large Symphony candy bar with a piece of Shades of Spring paper from Stampin' Up. I used the new builder wheels from the Summer Mini Catalog (Happy Birthday).
This little box I made from Acetate paper. I made the box for a hostess to thank her for hosting a party. I used the Shades of Spring designer paper to cover the box.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

April Hostess projects

For the Hotess party we are making a recipe card for the make and take. The recipe is from my brother (who made up the recipe in Home Ec. class his Senior year of high school). It's a great milkshake recipe. I love it because you can make it any flavor you want. I really want my hostesses to enjoy their party, so to make it worth while for them, I had them fill out a survey and according to their answers I decide what to do as the make and take and my extra project. This month I chose the recipe card because the hostess does not like to make greeting cards.
For the extra project, we are making a covered binder clip, covered magnet, and jumbo paper clip. For all the projects I used the Throughly Modern paper and Rose Red ink. On the Recipe card I also used kraft cardstock and the top note die cut for the Big Shot.