Friday, February 11, 2011


Sorry for the bad quality of the pictures... I snapped them super fast before the boys took them to school, yes I am a last minute kind of person :)
Trey, my oldest went to the store with his dad to buy some candy for his class. He picked out York Peppermint hearts, and explained to me that we need to make a small red box to put them in. I suggested the owl stamp from the Sale-a-Bration catalog and we got to work. I gave him a Real Red sheet of cardstock and the heart punch and he went to town, We had so many hearts left over :) The boys both love to help roll the dies through the big shot, and they like stamping too!Brady saw Trey's Valentines and wanted to make the same thing for his preschool class. He was lucky, we used textured cardstock for his boxes. It looks so much cuter in person, sorry the pictures don't show it.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Love You Frame

I decided that I needed to make some Valentines Day Decor this year, and I saw this scrabble tile frame and I just had to make my own. My husband has had a scrabble game since before we were married, and I have never seen him play it. Now I am so glad we never got rid of it! I was afraid to show him, wondering if he wouldn't appreciate me using his game this way... but he didn't even realize at first that they were his game pieces :) I promised him that the pieces would be easy to take off if he wanted to play his game, since I just put them on with glue dots.

The heart background is from the Love Impressions Designer Series Paper, and the burlap flower was cut using the table settings die. I cut out 2 flowers, and cut a couple spirals off of one of them (to make the smaller flower), and then I added the extra spirals to the second flower to make it bigger. I then glued the Vintage Flower Adornment inside the biggest one. I love the way it looks!

One other thing I did, was to sand down the edges of the frame. I used the sanding blocks for this, and then I sponged some Crumb Cake ink onto the wood that showed through. I actually wished I had the distressing kit for this but I will try it next time.

Come back tomorrow to see the Valentines we made for my boy's classes!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Hair Love

I couldn't pass up making some heart hair clips for my one year old. This fabric is from the Deck the Halls fabric pack and guess what? Even though it was in the Holiday Mini catalog, we can still order more! I think this Cherry Cobbler fabric is perfect for Valentines day! To make the hearts, I cut them out with the Hearts and Brackets Big Shot die. Wouldn't these look so cute on a frame, scrapbook pages or cards?

Monday, February 7, 2011

Seasons Greetings Pages

Yes, I am still playing catch-up but I am almost done :) Obviously these were December's club pages.

I was going for a subtle snow theme, with snowflakes and a snowy landscape. I also for the first time ever cut out images from the DSP packs. Can't believe I haven't done that before!
Of course we had to use an embossing folder somewhere :) This one is called Northern Flurry, love those snowflakes.
This fun scallop was cut with the Big Shot and the tasteful trim die. Come back tomorrow to see something made with the fabric that shares this same image as this paper.

Saturday, February 5, 2011


ok it is official, I LOVE the cupcake punch and the coordinating cupcake stamps. They are too much fun! This is the card that we made for stamp club this week. In addition to the new stamps and punches, we used the new Sale-a-Bration DSP and ribbon that I earned for FREE by placing a $50 order!

To make the pennants, I first cut out a rectangle (2 1/2 inches x 1 3/8 inch) and then using the 1 3/8 square punch, we snipped out the triangle.

Check back soon so you can see the scrapbook pages we made!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Grateful Pages

It is never too late to be grateful right? These were our club pages from November :) I had lots of fun with this ribbon, it is so easy to ruffle. I even pulled out my sewing machine and let everyone decide if they wanted to sew on the ruffles or not.

I like it both ways, but the stitches seem to make it look more finished. It is actually super simple to sew the ribbon on, and a few of them were brave enough to try it themselves!
I am pretty sure I already shared this card, but I stitched the ribbon on the card too.

To create the multicolored look on these stamps, we just used different stamp pads and sponge daubers.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Sale-a-Bration is here!

Isn't this owl to die for? I finally bought the owl punch! I love it so much but had to have it for this awesome stamp from the Sale-a-Bration Punch Bunch Stamp set. This stamp set is not for sale, it can only be earned for free. There are 3 ways to earn this and tons of other stamps/DSP/ribbon & buttons/ vinyl etc.

Click HERE to see all the free sets!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Baby Shower Invites

I thought it would be appropriate to post this on Groundhog day, because it just keeps coming back. :) I don't know if any of you will remember, but my very first post was almost this same project - it was a baby shower invite for my sister, well my friend saw them and wanted to make some of her own. We used almost the same colors and elephant stamps both times. This card is super fun because it folds flat, but when you pull the tag, it creats a stand.

Have a great day.