Friday, July 30, 2010

My First Blog Hop With Some WICKED COOL Projects

Hi everyone!  I am so excited to be in a blog hop!  I hope that you have a chance to hop along and see some really cool projects.  Everyone involved in this hop is from Team Chic n' Scratch and we have all created cards or other items using a new stamp set from the new Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog! (If you still need a catalog, send me an email.  If you purchase one you will get a free stamp and Stampin' Spot!)

Please hop over and check out the previous blog Danielle and the next blog: Tracie

Now here is a closer look at my projects. I just couldn't wait to use the new set:  Wicked Cool.  Here is a pic of that set.  I really like using the clear mount stamps.  This set is $14.95 for the clear mount and $19.95 for the wood mount. 

For the first card I used the bats as a small background and then I used my marker on one single bat to stamp beside the Spooky sentiment. I used my paper piercer and mat pack to make the holes under the Spooky. 

For the second card I embossed the spider webs with black craft ink and I cut apart the stamped sentiment then I popped them up.  Here is a closer look at that:

For my last project using this new set I made this cute little treat bag!  I, of course, had to use my owl punch somewhere! I will post a tutorial on this treat bag on Monday.  Please stop back! :)

  • Card stock colors are:  Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White

  • Ink Colors:  Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive Craft ink in Basic Black

  • Embossing Powder and heat gun

  • Paper Piercer and Mat Pack

  • Textured Impressions Embossing Folders in Square Lattice and Perfect Polka Dots

  • Bigz Clear Die in Scallop Square

  • Punch:  Two step Owl Extra large

  • Ribbon is 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain in Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you can hop along on this blog hop.  Have a crafty weekend!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Season of Friendship Tree

Hello everyone!  This is one stamp set that I really love and I don't get to use it enough.  This is one card that we are making for Crafty Thursday (see sidebar).  I might make the cards into a kit and offer it here on my blog.  Not sure yet.  Hope you like it and thanks for looking! :)

  • Stampin' Up! Season of Friendship Stamp Set
  • Scallop edge punch
  • Ink in Wild Wasabi and Early Espresso
  • Card stock is Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso
  • Ribbon is 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Early Espresso
  • Sentiment is from the Sale-A-Bration Set Vintage Labels
Have a great day!!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Owl Punch Again--So Much Fun!

Hi everyone! Here are two other cards I made using the owl punch.  I think it is going to be a long time before I can put this one away, I am having too much fun! If you would like to get this punch, please let me know. It is 16.95 in the new Stampin' Up! catalog (which is on the right side of my blog and the punch is on page 201).  I have had quite a few people want to order this so if you would like one, you can comment here or send me an email at

  • Stampin' Up! Punch:  Two-Step Owl Extra Large
  • 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Early Espresso and Old Olive
  • Stampin' Up! Textured Impressions Embossing folders in Square Lattice and Perfect Polka Dots
  • Extra Large Scallop Circle Punch
  • 1 3/4 Circle Punch
  • Scallop Edge Border Punch
  • Card stock is:  Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, So Saffron, Early Espresso and Peach Parfait. 
  • Apple Blossoms Stamp Set was used for the branch in the first card with Old Olive ink. 
Thanks so much for looking and if you would like to place an order for an owl punch, please send me an email and I will get one for you!  Also if anyone orders this punch before this Wednesday I will send you a $5 gift certificate for your next Stampin' Up order placed with me.  You are going to love this punch! Oh and if you are in my Crafty Thursday club that meets this Thursday night, you will be making a card with this punch!
Have a super weekend!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Owl Punch---I'm Lovin' It!

Hey everyone!  Thanks for all of your opinions on the post below.  I am going to keep the cherries awhile longer.  I'm so torn! :)  I just have to share this card that I made.  I LOVE the new Stampin' Up! Two-Step Owl punch! It is so much fun to use!  Here is a close up of the owls:
  • Stampin' Up! Punch: Two-Step Owl Extra Large
  •  Card stock is all Stampin Up! and the colors are Whisper White, Peach Parfait, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, and Soft Suede
  • The sentiment is from Apple Blossoms (I just LOVE this set! I am sure you all are tired of seeing it but I can't put it away! LOL!)
  • Ribbon is the new 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Early Espresso.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!!  Happy Friday!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Need Your Opinion and I got the Cherry On Top Award!!

Hi everyone!  I noticed that The Cutest Little Blog On The Block is going to delete some backgrounds.  They do have a way I can change it and save it but my question is.....should I be done with the cherries??  I am really wanting to change my blog background and header but I want to know what you all think?  I really value your opinions...Here is a picture of a header I was thinking about using:
Is it too much???  Should I keep the cherries, use this, or go with something else totally different.  Thank you for taking the time to share your opinions.  Now on to the award!! :)

I want to thank my friend Audrey for giving me this award!  She is a great blogging friend and I love her!  Just click on her name to see her blog and all of her creative projects!!
The rules in accepting this award are:

1.  you must thank the person who passed it on to you,
2. copy award to your blog.
3.  list three (3) things you love about yourself,
4.  post a picture that you love on your blog, and
5.  pass award on to five (5) others

Okay so I did the first 2 3 things I love about myself are:
1.  I picked a great husband who supports my crafting habit!
2.  I have never met a dog that I didn't instantly love.
3.  I love being with my family more than anything else.
Now, the picture thing was hard because there are tons of pictures that I love. So I have to post 3.  The first one is funny to my husband and I because he goes to bed really early (because he gets up REALLY early) and I am always trying to keep him up to talk to me! 
The second picture is of my brother and I.  He is a lot taller than I am (well who isnt? ha!) but he is always taking "Long Arm" pictures of us.  This is one of my favorites!

And the last picture is from when the Australia wild fires were going on.  I got this picture in an email and it is just a cool picture!  So Sweet!

And now here is the hard part:  Trying to pick ONLY 5 people to give this award to!  I love all of the blogs that I follow so it was hard to pick.  Here they are, please have a look! :)
2.  Carri
4.  Stacy
5.  Melissa

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I got the new owl punch from Stampin Up so I will show some projects with that!!  It is my new favorite tool!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Sewing with the Cricut!

Hi everyone! I wanted to add some pizazz to my teacher chair that I use in my classroom so I decided to add some applique using my favorite apple from the Preserves cartridge!  I know I say that all the cartridges are my favorite but I think this one really IS my favorite! LOL!  My chair is a directors chair (see more pics below) so it is canvas.  The fabric that I used for all the applique was canvas with the exception of the stem, seeds, and leaves.  The leaves were a really heavy upholstery fabric.  So since the fabric was so heavy I put heat and bond paper on my cricut mat and put the pressure setting to low.  Then I cut out everything on the heat and bond.  I used Learning Curve for the ABC and 123.  Then I ironed the pieces onto the corresponding fabrics and sewed them onto the chair back.  I had a blast doing this!  The cricut is such a wonderful tool!  Thanks for looking!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

You Are My Sunshine!

Happy Saturday!! I made this scrapbook page a few weeks ago and I haven't had a chance to post it yet. I made this for a class that I did. I used the Just Because Cards Cartridge, which I love! It is funny because when I first got that cartridge I didn't use it at all and I didn't think that I liked it. Now it is my go-to cartridge and I have not used it to make any cards! Ha! All my projects with this cartridge have been layouts. Anyway I have since put 2 pictures on this layout of my little dog Brody! The background paper is Bazzil and the flowers were punched from paper in my scrap basket. The other card stock is from Stampin' Up! Have a great day and thanks for looking!

Just Because Cards Cartridge
Retired Flower Punch from SU
Stampin Up Texturz Plate
Daffodil Delight Ink w/sponge
Card Stock Barely Banana (retired), Wild Wasabi, Whisper White

Friday, July 16, 2010

Blog Candy Winner!

Hi everyone! It is so exciting to have a blog candy drawing! I am going to have to do it more often. I used to pick the winner and the number they generated was #11 so the winner is : Jana!!!

Jana said...
Wendy. thanks so much for offering this blog candy. The chocolate chip ink is my favorite and the stamp set is to die for.

RANDOM.ORG - Integer Widget: "Result:

Thank you to all who participated and to all my faithful followers! Congrats Jana!
Have a great weekend everyone,

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Missing You, Blog Award, and Blog Candy!!!

Hi everyone! I am so excited because my friend Audrey (who has a wonderful blog that you can view here: Audrey ) gave me a blog award! I can't thank you enough Audrey!! (blog award is below)
I even had a little time to craft today and I made this "Missing U" card using the alphabet stamp from SU First Day. I cut the U with SCAL and the arrow with design studio. Cardstock is SU Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake and Whisper White.

So for this blog award I have to tell 7 things that I love so here goes:
1. I love my family and my crazy dogs.
2. I love to craft in ALL of my spare time.
3. I love waking up early and it still being dark out.
4. I love thunderstorms.
5. I love summer because I am a teacher and I don't work summers.
6. I love the snow! Maybe because of snow days!! Ha! But really I could probably live in Alaska and drive a snow cat for half the year and be so happy!
7. I love my blogging family. You all are so great!
So now I am going to give this award to 3 people:
These ladies have wonderful blogs!!

Don't forget to scroll down to my last post and sign up for the BLOG CANDY that I am giving away tomorrow. I hope you all have a super weekend!