Monday, August 25, 2014

Lexis card for her Teacher

I made this card because Lexi starts school on Wednesday, it was pretty easy and took tips from Jennifer McGuire Ink. I think it turned out super cute and will enter this into the Word Art Wednesday Challenge #146 and as always they are an anything goes challenge blog

 Here I am just testing the Papertrey ink Seasonal Stitches Apple die on some scarp white card stock.
 I will put the white pieces with the dies so that I have them for reference at a later time.  I used Stampin UP card stock in I believe Real Red, Gumball Green and Soft Suede.
 Used my Quick Stick and a glue pen to adhered the pieces together.
 Using a needle and a threading tool I used some embroidery floss that I got at Hobby Lobby for half off.
 Washi tape on the back to hold the strings down.
 All finished.
 I used Stampin UP heat and stick powder and some inexpensive glitter and the MFT Diagonal Stripes background on Stampin UP Smokey Slate card stock.

I used dimensional on the main white piece that will go in the center.
 Dimensional of the back.
Another MFT die and that's what the back looks like.
Finished card.

I used a stamp set from Simon Says Stamp called Hey Teacher.

The inside of the card.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Rainbow Lunch Box Notes!

I recently purchased the Simon Says Stamp Classroom Encouragement set (CE116) You can also purchase these products individually but if you get them in the bundle you do save some money. This four piece set came with two stamp sets and two sets of dies.

School is starting this Wednesday and my little monster Lexi isn't too picky but does like certain things better then others, and after reviewing the menu for the month of August/September I found some lunches that she may not eat much.  In Rapid City where I live SIX school qualified for free lunches and breakfast for all the kids no mater what paycheck you bring home, granted Lexi is in one of the six schools and that's awesome but I also want to make sure she eats and if that means one to three times a week she takes lunch from home that's OK with me.

Here are my six quick lunch box notes I made this afternoon, I plan on making more for the different seasons/holidays so stay tuned.

 I used my cheap paper for these projects because lets face it little kids are messy. This paper is from Micheal's, their Recollection brand and I have a ton of it, (this was before I found good paper, example Stampin UP).
 This set has four dies, the fourth one not shown is a star.

I used Tombow glue to adhere the white square, I stamped in Stampin UP ink Crushed Curry the "Smile I love you" and Baked Brown Sugar the "You're one smart cookie!".
 I used a tiny amount of sticky tape to the back of my 1 3/4 wide by 3 3/4 tall white card stock.
 A cheap foam square on the center of each.
 I stamped them in Staz On Jet Black because I used my Stampin UP writer markers in Backed Brown Sugar and Basic Black for the cookie and Daffodil Delight for the smiley face.
 This is one of the Stamp sets included if you buy the set.
The inside I used my Stampin UP ink in Perfect Plum, Real Red, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, and Pumpkin Pie.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Robot Flip It Card

Our family got invited to a little boys 4th Birthday, its a bowling party. The little boy loves cars but of course I really don't have any car stamps or much boy stuff. But I did find a robot paper pack and a robot stamp.

 So I am starting with a Circle Flip it die #2 from the Stamps of Life and using Stampin UP Not Quite Navy card stock as my base.

Just a tip to remember with your flip it dies to shift them just a tad so that you wont have any speed bumps as you run threw your machine.
 I used a My Favorite Things circle die to cut two out of Stampin UP's Whisper White card stock. I used the robot stamp from Stampablities called Robot. I stamped him in Stampin UP's Going Grey ink and colored him with the writer markers in Sahara Sand, Basic Grey, and Lucky Limeaide.
 Using Lawn Fawn Quinn's dies I cut out the little boys name in a scrap of Stampin UP's Not Quite Navy card stock, this is for the front of the envelope.
Finished card, I used a 12X12 paper pack by Recollections called Monsters & Robots.

Had to bust out the google eyes, I put the Robot on Stampin UP dimensionals.

More paper from the pack and my envelope punch board.

The other part of the paper to make a tag for his gift, I backed it on another scrap of Not Quite Navy card stock by Stampin UP.

All three together.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Tis' The Season TTS23

I made 3 cards for this inspired challenge, using product I have had for a while and just never used.

Tis' The Season TTS23 is the challenge blog.

 I got this punch from the clearance rack from Stampin UP and never used it yet.
 I used half a dimensional to adhere the top of the mitten and on the back I used a dimensional on the bottom of the mitten and then added dimensional to hold the string down.
 Lining it up on my project to make sure the string was in the right place.
I used Tim Holtz distress ink in Old Paper to distress all the edges.

Close up, I used Stampin UP Festivile of Prints paper pack.

Used a Simon Says Stamp called "Big Holiday Wishes".

The inside if from a set that I don't know the name but the number on the stamp is SSC1147.

Close UP.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Creative Challenge Club CCC09

This weeks challenge was a sketch challenge which I love, I saw another entry make a Christmas card with the sketch and I took inspiration from that.

 I am using a stamp/die combo that I recently purchased from Micheal's, its from Hampton Art. I stamped the trees in Stampin UP's Garden Green ink.
 Using an MFT oval die I cut some DSP from a Stampin UP stack called Festivile of Prints. I also embossed the Stampin UP Chocolate Chip card stock with their Diagonal Stripes embossing folder. I stamped the sentiment in the coordinating ink from a new Hero Arts set CL722 again recently purchased from Micheal's.
 Using Tombow Mono glue to adhere the embossed piece to the front of my 110 pound Recollection's Cream card base.

I also used Tombow Mono to adhered my polka dot piece.

I used Stampin dimensionals for the tree and regular adhesive for the sentiment.
Finished card, I used a star gem from Recollections (Micheal's brand) ontop of the tree.

I felt it need some more sparkle so I added a thin strip of Glitter Paper from DCWV 6X6 Glitzy Glitter pack.

Finished off the inside with some more of my left over patterned paper.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Stretch Your Stamps 2 Day 7 Video 2

Day 7 Video 2 was very easy except I just couldn't get the kissing technique down so I just made two cards of the one technique, maybe my ink pads were just too juicy. Debby is a great teacher.

 I am going to used the lemon seed from this Stamps of Life stamp set called 'lemonade2drink'.
 I am using ink from Stampin UP in Smokey Slate, Pistachio Pudding, Baja Breeze, and Sahara Sand.
 I am using scratch paper and stamping in three's.
 I did all four in full strength and then I did all four ounce stamped off then onto the paper. Just checking to see if my Technique Tuesday stamp will fit, its from the set called "Hugs & Kisses".
 Jumping ahead to my second card where I was trying to do the kissing technique where you ink your stamp then stamp on another stamp to get the image and it just wasn't working, OH well will try again next time. This is also a Stamps of Life set called "thanks4oneyear".
 I decided to use the grey/black Doodlebug sequins and also sequins from Studio Calico and gems from Hobby Lobby, their Paper Studio brand.
 Here I am using Multi Medium Matte and my Quick Stick to add the sequins.
Finished card, I used Smokey Slate card stock from Stampin UP as my Background.

Close up, my panel is on Stampin Dimensionals.

Second Card.

Close UP.