Monday, May 31, 2010

Sausha's Dresser

OH MY GOODNESS look how awesome this is!!!! No I did not make this, this was made by my friend Sausha. She is super talented in decorating, remodeling, and basically everything. But why am I showing you this on my blog???? It is because of this awesome stencil she ordered.
This is one of the stencils from the Cheep Talk set in the decor elements!
Ok now I know you are dying to find out how she did it, you can see her tutorial HERE and to see her blog and other fabulous projects click HERE!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Wedding Table Favors

I was stamping crazy last week. My friend's son is getting married and she asked me to design and make 120 boxes. She wanted the boxes to also be a place card, so each one needed a name on it. Also the colors were black, silver, Pretty in Pink, and Melon Mambo. (I am SO glad Stampin' Up! sells the Brushed Silver cardstock - it is awesome!)

My friend didn't know what she wanted them to look like, so I made up a few samples using the Big Shot. I wanted them all to be very different. Which one do you like?

(the Melon Mambo box that is open is sprayed with shimmer spray and the Upsy Daisy box is embossed Silver on Silver)

We ended up mixing 2 of them (She liked the black box on the front left for the base and the flower on the black box on the back right). This is the box we made. Here is the top view,

and here is the view from the front with the name tag.
The top of the box is embossed with the new Lattice embossing folder! LOVE this thing.

I learned that the best way to keep the box together is to use a glue stick and a bone folder - the glue stick worked better than sticky strip on this project (crazy I know) and the bone folder was wonderful!

The flowers were made using the scallop circle punch and the leaves were punched out of the silver cardstock with one of my favorite punches... the Two-Step Bird!

What do 120 boxes look like? well this isn't even half of them. Here are all the pieces...

and this is a few finished ones! I didn't bother closing them, since she was filling them with chocolate mints and putting on the names. (I gave her some sheets of Pretty in Pink cardstock, she printed the names on the computer, punched them out with the word window punch and attached them.)

I really enjoyed making these and my kids loved helping me with the flowers. My 4 year old helped me to crimp them so I could rip them apart, and my 6 year old sprayed them with a squirt bottle and piled them on top of each other so I could attach the brad and shape them!

I wish I had a picture of them on the table at the luncheon, but the day was so crazy they didn't think to take one until it was too late... totally understandable.
I am linking this up with Shelli Gardner's May Creative Challenge and crossing my fingers :)
EDIT: quite a few people have asked me how we made these flowers. I have no idea who came up with it first, I have seen a few tutorials floating out in blog land but I will grab my boys and make another one to show you soon!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Elements of Style Club Projects

I really enjoyed making these pages for club this month. I actually LOVE the white background. I actually had a hard time figuring out what colors to use with the white since I wasn't using DSP. So I turned to my trusty IDEA book and catalog. I sometimes forget about the idea part :) On pages 82 and 83 I found my color combo! What I love is that once I have my black and white photos on the pages, the colors will be so much more subtle.
We used the Elements of Style stamp set. I am not sure if I would have bought this stamp set on my own, so I am SO glad we got it free at Leadership because I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. I have used it so much! and now of course I would buy it again because it is awesome! I Love the hummingbird and the swirls we used on the page.
For both the card and the pages, we cut out white circles with the big shot circle dies and ran them through the new Lattice embossing folder. (for the pages we stamped them first) We also used the Filigree brads that are on special this month.

We also made a card that matched. A few of the ladies planned on using these for wedding cards!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Super Sweet

Look at these fabulous cards. My friend Becky who is in my downline gave me these! I was so excited to get them. She used the awesome For All You Do stamp set
Check out all the fun dimension and the glitter!
Thanks Becky, you are the best!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Leadership make and takes

I know I have shared the milk carton and one of the cards with you before but look at the AWESOME make n takes we made. I was actually impressed that I finished ALL of them. I don't think I have done that at a Stampin' Up! event for the last few years :) The projects were totally my style and they used some of my favorite colors! Loved it.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

The way to know life..

This Dreams du Jour stamp set is a fun one that I haven't used enough yet. For the background of the card I used the fun Pink Flamingo paper and I just stitched around the edge for a fun look.