Sizzix Baskets Die Tool Box

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Another idea gone well...I saw a flower box made from the Baskets and Blooms Sizzix die and thought - Tool Box for Father's Day! I was hoping I could find some little tools that some store might have been capitalizing on Father's Day but no go. So I raided Jackson's little tool set for props! The paper is Parisian Summer and the stamps are from "All Holidays" and the "Sanded" background on Creamy Caramel CS. I really liked how the jumbo eyelets complete the box!

Circle Cutter BBQ Grill Master Card

Monday, May 25, 2009

Sometimes I have an idea and it actually turns out!! I cut two circles out of black CS and then textured the front with the Sizzix SU Texturz. The saying says "It's Time to Party with the Grill Master" from the Only Ovals set and then when you open the card it says "You're One of the Good Ones" from the Smarty Pants set. Great card for all manly grill masters in your house!

And Many Mower Father's Day Card

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Apologies for the blurry photo! This is the first of our May stamp club projects. I've seen so many cute cards with this set. And did you know you can emboss on felt, yeppers, you can!

Jackson's Preschool Graduation

Saturday, May 23, 2009

What is wrong with me? I mean Jackson still has another year of preschool and I sobbed through his preschool graduation like a little baby. His teacher was also emotional and the graduation march song just got me going. I think I'll be passing out when he actually graduates from kindergarten, high school and oh my, college! (note to self: bring paper bags and smelling salts). I wish I had a pict with his teacher but only remembered to bring the camcorder to the program. There's always next year!

Sweet Slumber/ All in the Family

Friday, May 22, 2009

I finally finished the teacher gift for Jackson's preschool teacher, Miss Angie. These items included (starting at the top, clockwise): a water bottle with drink mix, a first aid kit, a notebook and pen, a box full of 3X3 notecards, a jumbo paperclip, a bag tag and the thank you card to Miss Angie. And all these items fit so cute in the storybook box.
Here's a few picts of some of the items alone. They turned out so fuzzy but I was in a hurry to take them before we delivered the box! It would be totally out of character for me to actually finish ahead of schedule!

Blog Candy Winner!

Monday, May 11, 2009

A huge big thank you to all who visited this weekend and left such kind comments! I wish I had stamp sets for you all! I usually don't post tutorials but there were many requests so come back and visit again and I'll put up some instructions for your favorites.
And the Winner IS:
Jyll said...
Cute projects! This is a fun parade!!
May 8, 2009 7:30 AM
I'll be contacting you!

Parade of Papers Stop #4 - and Blog Candy!

Friday, May 8, 2009

This was stop #4 of 24 of the Stampin' Addicts Parade of Papers blog hop. What a fun one! Hope you all were able to visit the blogs and get some fantastic ideas!I chose the textured Sweet Slumber paper and had so much fun with it! All supplies for each project are listed below their photo.
Supplies: Paper - Riding Hood Red and So Saffron CS, Sweet Slumber DSP (Saffron Squares page), Vellum, Transparency; Stamps - Blooming With Love; Ink - Riding Hood Red, Versamark; Punches/Dies - Sizzix Manhattan Flower Impressions, Square Scallop Punch; Accessories - Sponge Dauber, White Embossing Powder, White Satin Ribbon
Supplies: Paper - Close to Cocoa and Riding Hood Red CS, Sweet Slumber DSP (Mulit Dot page), Transparency; Stamps - Hugs and Wishes, Just Jawing (cherries) ; Ink - Garden Green, Versamark, Basic Brown; Punches/Dies - Sizzix SU Backgrounds I Texturz, Wide Oval Punch (cut a little larger); Accessories - Sponge Dauber, White Embossing Powder, Chunky White Glitter, Crystal Effects, Dimensionals, Riding Hood Red Striped Ribbon
Supplies: Paper - Whisper White, Baja Breeze and Old Olive CS, Sweet Slumber DSP (Baja Plaid page); Stamps - A Little Somethin' (Hostess II) ; Ink - Baja Breeze, Old Olive Marker; Punches/Dies - Sizzix Pennant Bigz (scallop circle), Scallop Edge Punch, SU Backgrounds I Texturz; Accessories - White SatinRibbon, Clear Button, Linen Thread, Baja and Old Olive Flower Fusion
Supplies: Paper - Riding Hood Red and Whisper White CS, Sweet Slumber DSP (Stripes page); Stamps - Schoolbook Serif Alphabet; Ink - Riding Hood Red; Punches/Dies - Circle Cutter Plus; Accessories - Still working on this one!
Supplies: Paper - So Saffron CS, Sweet Slumber DSP (Baja Dots page); Stamps - Cheep Talk; Ink - Versamark; Punches/Dies - Sizzix Cherry Blossom and Little Leaves; Accessories - White Embossing Powder
Supplies: Paper - Vellum, Whisper White, Baja Breeze and So Saffron CS, Sweet Slumber DSP (Baja Clouds, Saffron Clouds and Baja border pages); Stamps - Nursery Neccessities; Ink - Baja Breeze, So Saffron and Pacific Point; Punches/Dies - Sizzix 3-D Star, Scallop Edge Punch, Large Star Punch and Scallop Circle Punch; Accessories - White SatinRibbon, White Signo Gel Pen, Lots' n lots' of diapers
Would you believe I made all of this out of ONE pack of DSP and with sheets and scraps leftover?! No joke - you can get a lot of mileage out of these!

All of these projects will serve multiple purposes. Mother's Day needs no explaining and it was another card I swapped with my club. The birthday also needs no intro but I needed to make some up for my SA Sister's and blog buddy birthdays (coming, I promise!). Thank you's always needed and after having a birthday, I have a lot of thanking to do! The Teacher Storybook Box is a work in progress where I'll be putting together a teacher gift for Jackson's preschool teacher (check back soon to see the whole kit!). The Flower Watering Can and little 3X3 cards are for a Secret Sister challenge for my Designing D's (wondering which one you are?!) And the diaper cake is for one of my club ladies who just had a baby boy (Surprise Julie!).
And on to the Blog Candy fun! Want to win these stamp/notecard sets?

First post on YOUR blog a link to MY blog with a little blurb about the blog hop and this specific post. Then leave me a comment here including a link to your blog. Comments will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time on May 10th. Then check back on Monday to see if you won! One entry per person/blog.

Watercolor Heartfelt Thanks

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

One of my cards I swapped with my club ladies in April. DSP is Walk in the Park.

Wicked For Good!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

We saw Wicked last Tuesday and... lemons, and melons and pears, OH, MY! I had goosebumps through the whole thing (someone tell me that burns calories)! Between the costumes, the music, the set, the acting, the singing, the comedy and the storyline with all the moral decisions for the characters, my mind was spinning! We had never seen it nor knew much of the story (as I didn't want to know so it would be more exciting). What a cool production! I so appreciate such wonderful talent.
Some of my favorite lines:
Glinda: That's right you just take that one road the whole time. Uh-huh. No problem...Ok buh-bye...Oh I hope they don't get lost, I'm so bad at giving directions.
Galinda: I don't understand why you can't just teach us history instead of always harping on the past
Elphaba: Oh stop your crying! You want to see your Auntie Em? Ugh. What kind of girl takes a dead woman's shoes? Were you raised in a barn!?

Parisian Breeze Designer Paper

Saturday, May 2, 2009

I LOVE this paper! It is so versatile and I just keep coming back to it, card after card!

San Diego - Next....S'vimv'ear!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Remember this commerical from the 80s? Pay attention please! Tank you... Umm yeah, and I'm not showing you mine, the beauty in the video is much more appealing!

Jackson was a bit gun-shy of the water this time after taking a full dip a few days before. And yes, it warmed up that day and my bro and I took in some boogie boarding. We were the only ones out playing in the waves WITHOUT wetsuits - pansys! Thanks for the fun time Curt and Mary! Hope to see you in the fall after Jr is born! (And please pick a name or I'll have to keep calling him that!)