Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Happy Birthday Pinkles!

Today is my baby Pinkles 3rd Birthday! I thought it was only fitting to make a cupcake card! I used the Archiver's exclusive quickutz cupcake die. I painted on the frosting and added gems. I used my martha stewart edging punch and added sparkle accents with my quickie glue pen.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Quickutz Spring Contest

This is my submission to the "Quickutz Spring Contest". I used clear acetate to cut out a cupcake liner. I cut out the egg shells from the 2x2 quickutz egg diecut. I added ribbon, pearls, flowers, grass, and chicks! I made the little chicks on the scalloped shape out of yellow mulberry paper. I also used chalk to accent my shapes. This is perfect for an Easter table setting ( yes-Mom I plan to bring these for our ham Easter dinner!)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Scrapbuggy Challenge: Black/White/1 Color

This is for a Scrapbuggy.com March Monthly Challenge: using only black, white, and one color on a layout. I had a lot of fun with this one. I used the swirl quickutz border die and moxie quickutz font. I stitched on the side, used the quicky glue pen to outline the letters with glitter, and added snippits of ribbon and pearls.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Mmmmm Chocolate!

This card was made with brown bazzil bling paper that I cut and scored to look like a hershey chocolate bar in the background. I used my chocolate drop die and some hershey kisses wrappers to make the embellishments! I also chalked around the edges of my paper squares and moonlight font.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Wood Paper

Wood paper is apparently the new thing in scrapbook stores. When I first saw the rack of half curly wood paper, I was not impressed. When I saw the paper again the wheels started turning. This wood paper is actual wood that is cut in sheets and backed with paper. It comes in different "shades" of birch, maple, etc. Sheets are sold as 12x12 and 12x6 for 2-3$. It can be put through diecut machines. It does not crack because it has backing on it. Apparently wood naturally curls so you have to use permanent glue. I liked using the new material!

Flower Pens

Flower pens inspired by Shar! I used old pages from books for the flowers. I cut out a big and a small circle, crumpled them up and chalked the creases. I attached the two circles with a brad. I then used florist green tape to tape the flower on the bottom and attach to a pen. I have never used green florist tape before and it is super easy! It comes on spool like ribbon but stretches and sticks! I used the tape to cover the entire pen. I bought decorative pearl pins and stuck them in the middle of each flower. I used my quickutz leaf die to add leaves to each flower. I attached the leaves with the florist tape.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Coffee Sleeve Brag Book

Pinkles liked watching me add chalk to my project...silly kitty!

This "peek-a-boo" door was so easy to make. I just cut out the door, slid the picture inside the sleeve, and added a brad to keep the door open.

This brag book was so much fun to make. I used coffee sleeves to create pages and bound them together with ribbon. I used the damask die, moonlight and flirt fonts, bathtub die, and heart conversation bubble die. I used borders to create fun binding and chalked around the edges of my papers.

Mushroom Card

Pinkles being a good helper and wanting to be "in the middle of things".

I love mushrooms. They seem so funny to me. I stitched, stamped, chalked, and popdotted this card. Very easy. I even added an antique button. I love going to antique stores and picking up jars of buttons. They give my projects character!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Mini Monthly Reminder Book

I've been thinking about making this little monthly reminder book for awhile now. I always can't remember dates...especially birthdays! I used quickutz recipe diecut and mini moxie alphabet. I modified a clear journaling stamp to fit the recipe card. I punched a hole in all 12 cards and fastened with a brad. Very easy to make and even fits in a magpie tin!

Pinkles gives her "sniff" of approval!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Flower and swirl card

This card was so easy to make. I used the quickutz swirl border and matching flowers from a paper pack. On the bottom I used a rubon and edged it with some matching trim. I also chaulked the flowers to give them more depth.

Cupcake Thankyou

This thank you card was made using the cupcake diecut from the recipe set. I distressed and added chaulk to the edges. I like to use antique buttons to give my projects a vintage feel. I love going to antique stores and buying jars full of beautiful old buttons.