Thursday, January 31, 2008

Baby Shower Invitations

Well, my daughter is going to make me a grammy again in May. I made some baby shower invites, have to say I think they really came out well, look like a diaper to me ;) After getting them all done, I also thought these would be cute as an announcement too. The polka dot ribbon is not SU neither is the letters the name was stamped with. The name letters are a set from My Sentiments Exactly (MSE) I have to say wh en I am looking for a small set, that is what I grab, just love them. The pattern papers are retired from SU and all cardstock is from SU

Inside info page

The "Diaper" outside

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Planners and Cards

I always seem to make some thing then keep tinkering with it till I get it where I would want to use it. Well, I continued my tinkering with the pocket/purse planner, then with the scraps I made cards, so what you see below I did all with 3 sheets of double sided pattern papers from Stampin Up, adding cardstock for the cards.
What a great paper pack this is, I can see me buying and hoarding this as I have 2 grand daughters to scrap for.

This is the inside of the planner, I made the calendar bigger from the previous post of this project. I just felt the other was too small and this is actually big enuff to make a few notes on as well.

Playing around on glass

Well, DH's birthday was coming and things are tight, so I put my supplies to a test. I had these prima flower bottles sitting here collecting dust, so thought hmmmm what could I do with them that would make a great gift and manly. Well. manly cause of the image stamped on them, but also he is always behind me and my crafting, so this is what I came up with. I used Tim Holtz Distressing Embossing Powder. Great product.

I Used my embossing buddy first, then stamped with versamark and embossed with Tim Holtz distressing embossing powder, then that was dry, I put a top coat of clear finger nail polish over that and let it dry then the final touch was to heat it up with my embossing gun and let them set. Each time I used my embossing gun on them, I let them cool completely b/4 going on to the next step. I don't wood mount my stamps, I use the easy mount system, this allowed me to ink the stamp, curve it in my hand then lay it on the bottle

All images are copyrighted by Stampin Up 1998-2008

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Cards from New Years Eve Day

OK, here are all the cards I made between
New Years Eve day and New Years Day.
Alot of these are done with retired papers
but it was a fun challenge to do. Please
see link to Page map site for lots of sketches
in my Happy New Years post below.

This background made to look like planks has
become a favorite of mine to do.

I found these tall cards the hardest to do, but at the
same time I enjoyed them. These were done with the
retired outlaw papers and the bareback stamp set
also retired.
All images are ©Stampin Up 1997-2007

Purse/Pocket Planner

OK, here is a purse/pocket planner. This fits real nice in the
pocket of a shirt, men can carry them (of course made
of masculine papers). I sure had alot of fun making
and plan to do more int he near future. I got the general idea
from a leaf card folio on There are many
great ideas on this blog, lots of inspirations to be incorporated
into many projects.

And here it is standing open. I used a basic grey
magnetic snap to hold it shut.

Here shows the calendar, which by the way can also
be replaced for the following year.

This is all the way opened, in the center is a mini
calendar for 2008 and a pocket where you can put
reciepts etc....

This is one fold opened, where you find a 3x5 tablet that
can be replaced when it is all gone.

This is the planner all closed up

All photos © Stampin Up 1997-2008

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year

Well, I want to wish everyone a healthy and happy New Year. I do have some photos of a few things that I have done, figured I would upload after the holidays as I have been busy babysitting the grand daughters, so stay tuned for more photos. I have been making cards, trying to get back into the routine of normal life. I did a bunch with the now retired set of Outlaw designer papers and the bareback set from SU. I wanted/needed things that would be masculine/country since we live in a country town and lots of ranchers. I went to and printed out their card maps from December 2007. I used that as my challenge and made all 21 sketches in my own way. I had at one time mis ordered envelopes for a customer, so had some LONG/TALL envelopes I didn't want to just throw away. I will get some group photos of them uploaded, so stay tuned.........