Wednesday, September 30, 2009

More Sweet Centers...

As promised, here are the other projects we made at the Sweet Centers Class. The first one is a little 3" x 3" card using the heart stamp. I stamped it twice and then punched out the center twice to make a cute little spinner card. The pink ink and card stock is Melon Mambo.

The next project was a cute little shaker on a stick. Wouldn't this be cute to give a little girl? I used the flower from the Sweet Centers Set using Crushed Curry Ink and filled it with some Nerds. It's attached to a piece of Soft Suede for the back and the I love you is from the center of the heart used in the previous sample. Then attach it to a lollipop stick with glue dots!

The next project is a little treat bag made using a mini lunch sack and the top note die in the big shot. I just attached a top note die cut to the front and back of the lunch sack after I cut the sack down a little shorter. Then for the front, I used a scalloped shape as a mask to make clouds in the sky for the hot air balloon. The center of the balloon is a sentiment from the stamp set Think Happy Thoughts.

Last, but not least is the Christmas card using Sweet Centers and a treat cup. I filled the cup with some snow sparkles and attached it onto a small piece of patterned paper from the Merry Moments Designer paper pack. This card also uses the new Big Shot embossing folder Petals-a-Plenty from the Holiday Mini (on the old olive part). I love how this one turned out! It looks like it's hanging from the ribbon.

Here's a close-up of the christmas ball part:

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Sweet Treat!

Can you tell I'm starting to get in the spirit of Halloween? October is only a week away, you know... Here's another spooky sample using the Sweet Centers Set. I received this one as a gift from my upline at a recent event. Isn't it cute? It's a little 4" x 4" car using the sweet treat cup with yummy M&Ms. I love the striped ribbon on this one too. I had to order some for myself so you'll be seeing it on a lot of upcoming Halloween projects!

stamps: Sweet Centers
ink: Pumpkin Pie
paper: lovely lilac, Basic Black
other: treat cup, wide striped pumpkin pie ribbon

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Flower for a Rainy Day...

It's raining buckets here! Or cats and dogs....however you put it it's definitely wet! So here's a flower to brighten your day. One of my last bright summery card before I switch into Fall mode and start showing you all my Fall and Halloween stuff!

This card uses the a treat cup filled with Skittles (...mmmm) and surrounded by petals from the Sweet Centers Stamp set. It does take a little time to cut out all the petals but the end result is so cute! I love how you could create different flowers by filling the centers with different colored candies!! I also used the a Big Shot Texturz Plate on the green strip of card stock on this. If you look closely, you can see the flowers. The "for you" sentiment is from the Great Friend set (the one with all the butterflies).

Hope your day is suny!

stamps:Sweet Centers, Great Friend
ink:Crushed Curry, Green Galore
paper: Crushed Curry, Green Galore, pumpkin pie
other: Treat Cup, Big Shot Texturz plate

Monday, September 21, 2009

Sweet Centers for Halloween

Hello & Happy Monday!
I spent all afternoon yesterday working on Halloween projects and planning Halloween classes....I just LOVE Halloween. I think it might be my favorite Holiday. It's so fun to make silly and spooky treats!

Today I'm sharing with you a really cool project using the new Sweet Centers set from the Holiday Mini Catalog. Those of you who are attending my Sweet Centers Class tomorrow night will get to make this along with some other fun treats (I'll post those after the class is done for the rest of you to see).

The cup in the middle is a treat cup that is available in the Mini Catalog. You get 12 for only $2.95 so they're really cute and inexpensive. They have adhesive on the back so you can just peel and stick them onto your card (after filling them with your favorite candy, of course).

The only problem with this treat cup is that you might end up destroying the card to get out the candy!! Horrible, right? So I designed this card with a little pull tab (made with the gorgeous thick striped grosgrain ribbon. You pull on the tab and the candy pours out! Cool, huh?

stamps: sweet centers
ink: basic black
paper: whisper white, old olive, pumpkin pie, basic black, Cast-A-Spell Deisgner Series Paper
other: Wide striped Grosgrain ribbon, treat cup, black grosgrain ribbon, candy

Friday, September 18, 2009

couldn't resist sharing...

I was trying to take photos of some projects but my stamping buddy, Hobbes, decided he should be my subject instead, sitting right in front of the camera. So Instead of shooing him away, I thought I'd play along. He's a loves to hang out on my craft table with me....silly kitty!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Sunflower wishes...

Happy Friday! Here are some sunflowers to brighten your day today. I went to the farmers market last weekend and they had gorgeous sunflowers there. Mine aren't quite as pretty as the real thing but I still love how they turned out. To make the sunflowers I punched three scallop circles out of Summer Sun cardstock. I then took a small scissor and snipped in a little between each scallop. For the centers, I stamped the bubble image fromt the Circle Circus set on Soft Suede cardstock and punched it out with the 1 3/8 circle punch. To make the card I used Mellow moss for the base. I then took a piece of soft suede and used a texturz plate in my big shot to create the embossed wood look. I roughed up the edges a little and mounted it on a piece of black cardstock. Then I put the flowers on top, attaching the middle one with a dimensional dot. Then for the sentiment, I used a stamp from the Heard from the Heart Stamp set.

stamps:Heard from the Heart, Circle Circus
ink:Basic Black, Soft Suede
paper:Summer Sun, Basic Black, Soft Suede, Mellow Moss
other: dimensional dots, Big Shot Texturz

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Soft Suede...

I recently went to an event where we did a couple of monochromatic cards using Soft Suede...They are just gorgeous. I liked this color before but now I'm really loving it! The first card uses Soft Suede cardstock stamped with the Medallion Background Stamp. Isn't that a Gorgeous stamp? I love how it looks. Then it's simply made complete by stamping a sentiment from the Define your Life stamp set. Then add some ribbon along the bottom with a jumbo grommet to add some elegance. The ribbon is actually the polka-dotted Soft Suede ribbon but it is turned around so you don't see the polka-dot side!

The next card is also almost all Soft Suede. Again, start with Soft Suede Cardstock and this time I punched circles of varying sizes out of a peice Thoroughly Modern Designer Paper. Adhere the circles in a random pattern onto the card base. Then I used the medallion stamp from the True Friend stamp set to creat the image. I sponged the edges with some Suede ink and added some of the polka-dot Soft Suede grosgrain ribbon. The Birthday wishes sentiment is from the Sincere Salutations stamp set.

stamps: Sincere Salutations, True Friend, Medallion, Define your Life
ink:Soft Suede
paper:Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Thoroughly Modern Designer Paper
other: Polka-dotted Soft Suede Grosgrain Ribbon, Jumbo Grommet, Circle punches

Monday, September 14, 2009

Sweet Treats with the big Shot

Hello there! Today I wanted to share with you a project I made for my mom for her birthday. I saw these cool glass blocks a local craft store and I was inspired to get one and make it into a candy jar. It has hole in the top with a plastic stopper so it's easy to fill. I wasn't sure how to decorate it at first but then I realized...duh...I should use my Big Shot. I used the daisy die and the white vinyl sheets that Stampin' Up! sells. This was super easy to make, just send the vinyl sheet though with your favorite die, peel and stick....tah dah! Then i filled it with Skittles (her favorite candy) and added some thick red grosgrain ribbon. I love how this turned out. I need to make one for myself....but the skittles definitely won't last at my house!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September Hostess Special

Happy September! Just wanted to let my customers know that Stampin' Up! Has a great promo for hostesses this month. From now until November 30th, book a workshop with me and you have the opportunity to choose any one item from the new Holiday Mini catalog for just $10. All you have to do is host a workshop totaling $250 or more! Contact me to book your workshop!

Also, Today is the first official day of the Holiday Mini Catalog. This catalog is LOADED with fun stuff. There are new Big Shot dies (Including Build-a-bear ones), great holiday stamps and fun new accessories. Contact me to get your copy or click here to download a pdf.


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