Sunday, January 31, 2010

Piece of Cake Blog Hop

Welcome to our February Blog Hop featuring Piece of Cake. This is a set of ten stamps featuring six scrumptious cakes and four special greetings. If you have come from Melissa's blog you are on the right path.

For my project I made 4 cards using the four greetings with the Topstitch paper pack. All images are stamped with brown StazOn ink and colored with Baby Pink, Heavenly Blue and Chocolate markers. These four cards are made with Spring Harmony(X5681) and Basic(X5747) textured card stock featured in the February Campaign - Hearts for Haiti.

"Circle Collection" design from Wishes


"Fancy Five" design from Originals

"Midpoint" design from Wishes


And for the guys "Keep It Level" design from Wishes
Now Hop over to Katy's blog for her scrumptious cakes.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Saturday Sweets





Matchbook covered Treat made from the "Matchbook" design in Wishes. The stick pin has an oval shaped pearl secured with liquid glass on the tip.






Open the Matchbook to reveal the treat.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

A Valentine for You



Just can't stay away from that Veranda Paper. Just add Dimensional Hearts and the word "love" and you've got a valentine card.

Make this card at 5 Card Night on February 8. See details on my website.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Hearts and Flowers


Hearts and Flowers go together on this card that could be used for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, a Wedding Day or a Birthday.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Tuesday's Tip


Change your brads to screw heads:
  • 1. Install brads as usual
  • 2. Hold screw driver in center of brad
  • 3. Hammer gently to make the indentation

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

A Posy with Lots of Dots

Check out these new products:

  • A Posy (A1102)
  • New Price for A stamps
  • Tiny Tabs (Z1271)
  • Lots of Dots (Z1261)
  • Caboodle (X7121B)

The blue polka dots are the centers of the letters in the new Lots of Dots color ready alphabets. Just remove the center of an a,b,d,g,o,p, or q and ink with your favorite color. Add your polka dotted circle to your project.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Felicity Winding Down



Hope you've been checking out those daily tips at the Felicity Blog and entering your name for a chance to win a free Felicity Collection.

Check out my StazOn Buttons. They were originally Colonial White but with a little brown StayzOn the become Cocoa.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tuesday's Tips

StazOn Crazy

This tip actually comes from the Veranda Work Shop On the Go. The first preparation procedure is to sponge StazOn ink on the Filigree Charms. What? Being the "make it according to the directions" person that I am I went ahead and sponged. Then I went crazy. I sponged all metal accessories: Designer Brads, bookplates, photo clips, etc. I even sponged some buttons because I didn't have enough cocoa buttons for my class.
Here's your challenge: Get out your brown StazoOn and sponge away. Let me know how you did.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Saturday Sweets



Clear Box with Valentine M&Ms. Coordinating colors are Cranberry, Hollyhock, and Blush. Fill your box with M&Ms, make a lid for the top and bottom, tie with a ribbon and add your hearts. Attach the word "love" with a safety pin to the bow. I get my clear boxes from clearbags.com.

Saturday Sweets




Hugs & Kisses packaged in a clear bag with a bag topper. Colors to coordinate with Hershey's Hugs and kisses are Holiday Red and Hollyhock. Add a little silver brads for the silver. I get my bags from clearbags.com




Thursday, January 14, 2010

A Gift For You


I finally reached 50 followers. Yea! All the names of my first 50 followers will be entered into a drawing to win this gift. This is a "Matchbook" card from Wishes and inside are the stamps that are on the front of the card. I used Jeanette's Color Me Monday to make this fun card. Good luck to all. I will announce the winner tomorrow.


Monday, January 11, 2010

New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to our Close to my Heart New Product Blog Hop. 17 fabulous Close to my Heart Consultants are celebrating the recent release of the New Spring Idea Book by showing you our creations with some wonderful new products.

For my project Idecided to redo my desk set with the beautiful new paper pack Veranda. My desk set includes a notepad holder, calendar, post it clippy board, pen/pencil holder and rolodex.
The New products used are:
  1. Veranda Level II Paperpack (X7119B) Page 10
  2. Authentic Stamp Set (D1401) Page 11
  3. Hearts Dimensional Elements (Z1279) Page 94
  4. Spring Blossom Paper Flowers (Z1266) Page 91
  5. Filigree Charms (Z1269) Page 92
  6. Antiqued Cooper Mini Medley (Z1275) Page 92
Note Pad Holder:
Products Used: Veranda Level II (X7119B), Authentic Stamp Set (D1401), Heart Dimensional Elements (Z1279), Spring Blossoms (Z1266), Filigree Charms (Z1269), StazOn Brown Ink (Z1142), Essential Brads (Z1219), Cocoa Grossgrain Ribbon Z1100, Blush Collection (Z1138), Creme Brulee Collection (Z1131), and Antiqued Copper Mini Medley (Z1275), Cocoa (Z2114) and Blush (Z2106) Inks.. You will need a Wooden Gift Bag (I get mine from Michael's), Note pads of your choice, and RSVP pen.
Directions: Cover the Wooden Gift Bag with Veranda BTP using UHU glue. Color a large Heart with Blush Ink. Color the Filigree Charm with Brown StazOn Ink and let dry. Attach the large Spring Blossom flower with the Filigree Charm to the large heart. Attach a small flower to the heart with a cocoa bigger brad. Attach the embellished heart to the box on a 3 inch BTP. Tie the ribbons around the handle of the box. Attach the tag with a safety pin to the ribbon. Insert your note pads and RSVP pen.

Calendar:
Products used: Veranda Level II BTP (X7119B), Hearts Dimensional Elements (Z1279), Spring Blossoms (Z1266), Antiqued Copper Mini Medley (Z1275), Winter Cozy Brads (Z1216), and Summer Posies (Z822). I get my calendars from http://www.stamponthis.com/.

Directions: Score a 5.5 X 8.5 CS at 1 inch, 2 inch, 4.75 inch, and 7.5 inch. Fold on score lines to form a tent stand. Secure the ends with adhesive. Cover the front side of the 2.75 section with Veranda BTP. Add a 3/4 inch strip of BTP at the bottom. Add a the ribbon slide to a 3/16 strip of BTP and attach to the 3/4 strip of BTP. Attach the Spring Blossoms with a blush bigger brad. Cover a heart with BTP and inset behind flower to make the leaf. Add a heart to the side of the calendar. Dangle a photo clip from the ribbon at the top of the stand. The word "smile" is a rub on.

Post It Clippy Board:


Products Used: Veranda Level II (X7119B), Hearts Dimensional Elements (Z1279), Spring Blossom (Z1266), Essential Brads (Z1219). You will need a 4" coaster, a regular binder clip and a post it notepad.

Directions: Cover a coaster with Veranda BTP. Cover a Binder clip with Veranda BTP. Secure the Heart in the bottom corner of the coaster. Secure the Spring Blossoms with a Cocoa Bigger Brad to the binder clip. Add your post it notes.

Pen/Pencil Holder:

Products Used: Veranda Level II (X7119B), Hearts Dimensional Elements (Z1278), So Sweet Stamp Set (C1389), Oxford Alphabets (X5749), Spring Blossom Paper Flowers (Z1266), Cocoa Grossgrain Ribbon (Z1100), Cocoa Ink (Z2114)

Directions: Cover a tin can with Veranda BTP. Ink Heart and P with Blush Ink. Tie Cocoa grossgrain ribbon around top of can. Print "ens" and "encils" on BTP and cut to fit. Attach the heart, butterfly, and "P" to the can.

Rolodex:

Products used: Veranda Level II (X7119B), Hearts Dimensional Elements (Z1278), Authentic Stamp Set (D1401), Sans Alphabet (C1304), Cocoa Ink (Z2114), Rolodez & RSVP Pen.

Directions: Cover dividers in Rolodex with Veranda BTP. Stamp letters and "One of a Kind" stamp with Cocoa ink. Color Heart with blush ink and attach to first divider. Insert paper into RSVP Pen to coordinate with set.
Now hop over to Haley's blog to see the New treats she has for you. Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas and see the amazing paper packs, stamp sets, and new embellishments.


You can purchase any of the New items by contacting me personally or shop on my website.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

In With the New


Here's my New Desk Set made with New products from the New Spring Idea Book. Check back Monday evening and Hop with us at the New Product Blog Hop. I will post details of each piece on the Hop.





Friday, January 8, 2010

Out With the Old


This is my desk set that includes a Notepad holder, pen/pencil holder, post-it clippy, rolodex, pen, and calendar. These items made with Emporium have been on my desk for one year. When Veranda came out in the new Spring Idea Book I decided to redo my dest set with that paper pack. Come back tomorrow to see my "IN With the New" desk set.






Wednesday, January 6, 2010

January Blues Brightened My Day


Jeanette's Embracing January colors included one of my favorites. Anything with Lilac Mist and I'm there. I usually put it with crystal blue or dutch blue but with Indian Corn Blue Lilac Mist it just brightened my day. Also, I have not thought to use Vanilla Cream as an accent color. I usually use it as a neutral card base. Needless to say these colors were really fun!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Felicity Papercraft Project #3

Make this stationery box with 4 cards for $1.00 when you purchase the Felicity Collection in January. To view all 4 cards in the stationery set visit the artwork section of my website.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Felicity Papercraft Project #2


Make this journal with Felicity for $1.00 when you purchase the Felicity Collection in January.This journal has 5 dividers so you can keep your everyday thoughts in categories. This is just the place to write down your ideas and thoughts for the new year.
Be sure to check the calendar section of my website to see how you can get your January discount shopping coupon.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Felicity Papercraft Project #1


Make this notepad holder for $1.00 when you purchase the Felicity Collection. This is 1 project from 3 that you can choose from. More $1.00 projects to come.

NOTE: You can save $$$ by attending a January workshop. Visit January 1 in the calendar section of my website to see how you can get your Fun Pass for Free Tax on all orders in the month of January.