Friday, October 1, 2010

Owl Punch again.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Owl Punch!

Russell had requested some craft time, specifically to use the Owl Punch. We made bookmarks for the kids who are at our bus stop. They were cut with the cricut, as were the initials. We added wings to the owls by punching 1-1/4 inch circles and punching those with the Scallop Circle Punch to get the wavy underside. Russell wanted it to look like his owl had its wings folded behind itself, and figured out how to do that.

The Owl Punch can also make bats! Punch as usual. This time, punch a 1-1/4 inch circle but when you insert it into the Scallop Circle Punch, concentrate on aligning the circle to produce the bat underwing instead of the round scallops (look at the pieces you punched for the owl wings-- the opposite side of what you used is pointed like bat wings). Russell liked these so much he decorated his Reading Log with them, and has requested we make these as the toppers for this year's Halloween pencils (look at OCt 2009 for a photo of those).

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Yea it's Fall!

Swap time! I have to apologize though-- Petra did participate and I loved her card. So much so that it is on the way to my Dad for his birthday, and someone will have to send me a picture of it to put on the blog!

This first card is by Tracy. I love the fall colors and how she blended colors on the leaf. Beautiful.

Aww, isn't he cute? Nancy made him with the cricut-- inside he asks "Ruff Day?" That has also already gone in the mail to a friend!

Heidi was nice enough to give me TWO of her cricut pandas! I HAVE to find some time to use my cricut.....

This is SU!'s new Owl Punch and I love it! Too easy and too cute. The tree and envie are stamped with Season of Friendship.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Back to School Chocolate

My favorite kind! Both the brand, and the words "Back to School"! :)
Yes, I know, my kids don't think I am funny either. Molly's Open House was last night and tonight we have Russell's. I am not sure why, but I always start the year by giving the teachers chocolate! I am not usually organized enough to have it for Open House Night, but this chocolate was calling my name-- needed to get it out of the house QUICKLY. There are 2-- one for his new teacher, and one for last year's teacher who we will miss immensely.

All I did was my favorite chocolate wrapper technique-- I cut Rose Red CS to 7 1/2 X 5, and cut the designer paper (retired Raspberry Tart) slightly smaller. The ribbon is Purely Pomegranate satin ribbob, and that about finished the roll. Darn, I loved that ribbon. Whoops, time to go, later!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Upsy Daisy

This is also a CASE, this time pretty much an exact one! I was inspired by kirstysb's pretty red daisies, but also wanted to use the new Daffodil Delight yellow SU! introduced. Perfect summer cards!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Elements of Style

I was tickled pink to get this stamp set-- vintage is a style I don't often use. I had such a time with this and no, I do not mean a good time. I had various beautiful creations from SCS as guides and couldn't make any of mine look that wonderful. Finally, I tried CASE-ing one done by Susie Nelson (search for susie nelson on SCS) and it worked! I really like this. I used Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, and Very Vanilla. The bird is Cherry Cobbler stamped on Crumb Cake (or can I just call it Kraft?).

Monday, August 9, 2010

Happy New Baby!

Neighbors welcomed a baby boy on Wednesday. Another neighbor organized some meals to give them a break. It wasn't until I was baking a cake to go with the meal I was taking them Saturday that I realized I hadn't made a card yet! Off to SCS for some inspiration (which came from addicted2crafting). I did several changes to her card, but the scalloped square animals from Wild About You and scalloped edge top layer are straight cases. Changes I did make: matting the scallop squares, different color for the giraffe, a polka dot background, bow instead of mounting the squares on the ribbon, and not making it a one-layer card.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

More Fifth Avenue Floral

Why did it take me so long to use this set? I love it! I wanted the flowers to have the same color variations as if I had colored them with the Reinker Spread technique-- but of course, as I was coloring these at Tae Kwan Do, that would have been a bit messy! So the Wonderful Watercolor Crayons came back out and I colored and shaded and dabbed and redid......I'm pretty happy with all of these. Then, once home, I painted Crystal Effects on the roses for a little more "oomph." What do you think?

This last one is on the way to my sister Debbie, who fell down the stairs on the first day of their family vacation and broke her foot! And, sad stamper that I am, I didn't have any cards ready to send. I'll get back downstairs tonight (I"ll need to craft -- or drink--after a late afternoon shopping trip with my 13 yr old) and remedy that. I love Pixie Pink and Basic Black together.