Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Finally...Valentines for teachers!!!

It's been way longer that I thought it would be...but I'm finally posting the V-day gifts for my boys' teachers.
This first one is a Pinwheel style candy holder for AJ's teacher, Mrs. Pinkston. I CASED this creation by Sarah over at My Scrapbook Table. I kind of had to fudge my way around things because all I had to go from was the picture on her blog, but AJ's teacher loved it, and the pinwheel is still in her pencil holder on her desk (her students were playing with the base and it got ruined). I used SU's Berry Bliss paper for all of it, with a little other solid color cardstock but I don't know what color it actually is, it's from a huge pack of various colors. In the bottom part are Hershey Nuggets and Peppermint Patties covered with the same Berry Bliss DP.

The second teacher project was for Robert's teacher, Miss Lacey. She is not really the candy type, so I decided to cover a chip board journal for her. The cardstock is Purely Pomegranate, DP is Berry Bliss and I used the Time Well Spent stamp set from SU stamped in Purely Pomegranate. I colored the stamped images with ink pads and Su blender pens. I used TONS of sticky strip and Tombow on this journal front, to make sure it stayed on really well.

I am very happy to say that all three teacher LOVED their gifts (my youngest brought his teacher a stuffed cow, he didn't want me to make her anything). Hopefully I will be back again sooner than I was this last time...I will be making nugget boxes for a ladies luncheon this month, and I'll try to get pictures of them before I bring them away.
Have a Blessed day.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Baby Girl Card!!! YAY!!!

As promised, here is that baby girl card I got to make. One of my husband's co-workers just had a baby girl with his wife, and I took the opportunity to make a rare girl card. I used SU's Simply Scrappin Pack, Island Blossoms, with a few large pink brads. It's a very simple card, but I really loved making it!! The stamp is also from SU, and I think it's from the set Greetings Galore. It says "Happy New Baby"

I'll be back soon with pictures of the projects I made for my boys' teachers for v-day!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Valentine's boxes for Mom

This year for Valentine's day, my mom wanted to give her mentoring ladies a small gift, so she asked if I could make small nugget boxes for them. Of course I said yes, so we went to the local scrapbooking store together and picked out paper. I made 20 boxes for her, 2x2 size (that's how many nuggets fit). For the top, I stamped on a small piece of Whisper White cardstock from Stampin Up. The stamp set I used if True Friend from SU, the background flower was stamped in Groovy Guava, and the sentiment in Chocolate Chip, I also inked the edges of both the mat and the WW with Chocolate Chip. The sentiment says, "A true FRIEND IS YOU FRIEND." I matted that onto a guava-ish paper that was used for the base of the box, then mounted it to the top of the slider part with SU large glue dots, to give it dimension. The nuggets are covered in a striped paper. These pics are of the basket of the boxes, so you can see how many I made, and then a close up to hopefully show a little more detail.

Today I'm going to be trying to make as many boxes and such as I can, I have a last minute craft sale opportunity for next weekend and I don't have much made for it! Time to make as much as I can as fast as I can!!!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Homemade Valentines

This is going to be a quickie...just wanted to post the valentine's cards my boys made for their classmates. They each chose a stamp from SU's Happy Heart Day that I stamped onto a small quare piece of Whisper White paper, then they colored them, taped them onto a small piece of patterned paper I got last year in a V-day pack, then taped them to the card front. The inside is stamped, "To someone with a very big heart!" also from Happy Heart Day. I put a large flower eyelet on each card...very easy to do thanks to my new Crop-a-Dile!!!

First up is Alexander, almost 7 years old, who had the most cards to make. He also took the most time coloring because he wanted them just perfect.

Next is Robert, 5 years old, who was pretending to be a kitty and hissing at me in the picture "because kitties don't want their pictures taken!"

Last but not least is Markus, 3 1/2 years old, with his cards. He loves it when mommy gets out the stamping stuff and lets him play!

I'll be back in a few days (or weeks as it's been going!!!)...I've got lots of pictures of things I've made lately!!!

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Back in the swing of things!

Ok, I haven't been on here in a while...haven't even been on the computer much lately, but I'm trying to get back into stamping and posting my projects! My mom's birthday was last week and I wanted to make her a quick, easy, but great looking card that she would love. I started with my ultimate favorite thing from Stampin Up, a Simply Scrappin Pack. I love just being able to grab one of these packs and make a few projects that will go well together. This pack is retired, called 'In Full Bloom.'

I had gotten her a pair of earrings in her birthstone, garnet, and wanted to give them to her in any other way than in the cardboard-like box they came in, so of course, I made one! I used measurments from a 4x4 nugget box, then lined it with cotton and laid the earrings in. The card is a 4"x4" card. Everything is from the Simply Scrappin Pack, and it's all put together with the Snail Adhesive.

Hopefully I'll be posting a few baby cards soon...I actually got to make a girl baby card!!! It's so nice to make pink things in this house full of boys, but sadly I didn't have any pink ribbon to put on!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Boys in Costume!

As promised, here are my boys in their costumes...well, most of the way anyways.
First up is Alexander in his Darth Vader costume. He didn't like the mask because it was too big and he couldn't see out of it very well, so he went without.

Robert was Batman, and had the same issues with his mask as his brother did...he just plain didn't like it over his eyes where it was supposed to be!

Our little Buzz Lightyear, Markus, was the only one to stay in his complete costume the whole night!

Hopefully I'll be posting some more projects soon...Takes me a while to take pictures and get them just the way I want!

Later days!!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Halloween pics!

As promised, here are our pumpkin carving pictures. This first one is a picture of all 3 of the boys during the pumpkin carving process...I think I ended up with more pumpkin guts on me than on the floor! We covered the floor with a few layers of newsprint paper first, then let the boys go nuts! From the left is Markus, the youngest at 3 years old, then Robert, almost 5 years old, is sitting with his back to the camera, and Alexander, the toothless 6 year old!

Here is Alexander (AJ for short) showing off his newly toothless grin. He only lost that tooth about an hour before we started carving...his first lost tooth!!! He was having trouble at the dinner table, eating his noodles with his kind of loose tooth...I jokingly told him that if he's having so much trouble eating, he should just pull it out. Well, he couldn't get a good grip on it, so my husband asked if AJ wanted him to pull it...AJ just sat there and let him pull it!! Said it didn't hurt!

Drum roll please.....Here are the finished products!!! From the left, AJ's pumpkin, Markus's, Robbie's and Daddy's kitty. AJ did his entire pumpkin by himself, and he loves the huge nose he put on it. Markus drew his on with a crayon then I cut it out for him. Robert drew on the mouth for me to cut out, then he did the nose and mouth pretty much by himself, with just a little help. Daddy made his with a template from one of those carving kit books you can buy...he loves cats! I didn't get a pumpkin of my own, I just helped with the boys' pumpkins and then cooked all the seeds...We love pumpkin seeds!!!

I'll post again sometime soon with pic of the boys in their costumes...
Have a happy day!!!