Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Swirled Dove by The Rubber Cafe

Two posts in one day!

I made both of these cards using the Swirled Dove from The Rubber Cafe. Be sure to check out their site because they just did a fabulous redesign and have a shopping cart now and there is a sale on the wood mounted stamps!

Both of these cards have the same layout and have the swirled dove image heat embossed in white. It is such a beautiful image.

On this one I stamped the main image repeatedly on the card base to give it some texture.

This card uses the Night Sky shimmery paper from PTI. Isn't it fabulous? Thanks Emma for giving me a piece!


I was tagged over the weekend by Becky in East Tennessee. Check out her blog. She has a really cool design!

I did this one not too long ago, but I am up for it again. It is the tell 7 things about yourself and tag 7 people one.

1. I moved a lot when I was younger and went to a total of 7 different schools by the time I graduated high school.

2. I had my 1st child when I was 24, my mom had me when she was 24, and my grandma had her 1st child when she was 24.

3. My favorite TV shows are Desperate Housewives, CSI (the original), House, and How I Met Your Mother.

4. I love Brad Paisley and hope to see him in concert one day.

5. I love Chinese, Almond Boneless Chicken. Yum. I think I want that for lunch or dinner.

6. I'm hot in the morning and cold at night. My DH is the opposite.

7. I need to go on a real vacation that doesn't involve camping. I can't remember the last time I went on one of those.

I forgot to say... Consider yourself tagged cause I am too lazy to go out hitting up more people. I don't think half the people I tagged last time played. Party poopers!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Altered Mini Journal

This was my 3D swap for the Mini Mingle. It's a Mini Journal and a matching pen. Both items were purchased at the dollar store. The journals came in packs of 4 and the pens in packs of 5. Add in some paper and embellishments and you have a cute little gift for coworkers, bus drivers, etc. for under a dollar.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Spooky Treats

I made these little buggers and gave one to each person at the mini mingle. They are cute and quick. These would make a great little treat for coworkers or classmates. I saw them on SCS and modified them a little (made mine simpler, by not layering color on the legs).

These are made with the scallop circle punch, photo corners punch, 3/4" circle punch and then I drew in the black on the eyeballs and the white eyebrows. There is a peppermint patty in there, but you could do it with other candies that are shaped that way. Or even round erasers.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Name Tag and Door Prize

This is my name tag from the mini mingle. I received the silver letters in a PIF. They were too big to go all the way across the top note so I had to improvise with some of the other letters.

This is the bag I put my door prize in. A lot of the gals were not brave enough to pick it not knowing what was inside. Hee hee!

This is what was inside of the bag. A designer brad bracelet.

Monday, October 13, 2008

I've Been Holding out on You

This past weekend was the SCS Michigan MINI Mingle. I had been busy making swaps, a door prize and a name tag for the event, but I didn't want to show it until after the event. Here is a card very similar to my swap card. For my swap card I heat embossed the flowers in white instead of doing the faux dry embossing you see here. Can I tell you how much I love the Top Note die? It is awesome and it kicks butt in my cuttlebug. I can't afford the Big Shot, but I am glad it works in what I already have.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Bag in a Box, Box Bag, Whatchamacallit

This is the other one of my projects for the stamp camp. For the sample I used some retired paper cause I wanted to save all the current stuff for the attendees. This little ditty is cute, quick and easy! And it is a little ditty. It is hard to tell from the pics you see on line, the base ends up being a 2.5" square and it is only 5.5" tall. Cute for a little gift. Maybe even the bracelet below wrapped in some tissue paper.
I found the directions here...http://dianagibbs.typepad.com/stampin_with_di/box-in-a-bag/ and there are some variations posted here...http://valeriestangle.blogspot.com/2008/07/mini-box-in-bag.html
and here...http://andreawalford.com/?p=665