Saturday, October 3, 2015

Sister Stamps Release #29 -- Bobo, Peanut & Pixie

Hello!  Welcome back!  It's Sister Stamps release day!  Get your cute peek-a-boo stamps today!  I have a couple more projects to share today so I'll get started.

I made these little shaker boxes to use on my next cards.  I added a pinch of this and that, and they are so fun and cute.

I turned the shaker boxes into Christmas presents by adding a big bow on top and added Peanut on the side to have him peeking out from behind.  Then I used an alphabet set from Lawn Fawn to create the sentiment at the top.

Then this is the sentiment on the inside.

This one has a red bow with Peanut.

Then a green bow with a gray Peanut.

I also made more desk calendars but they are shorter and wider than the ones I shared yesterday.

Here is Bobo.  I love the way these peek from the side.  So cute!

More of Peanut.

Lastly, we have Pixie and she is my favorite.  I love the expression on her face!  So cute!  I layered the calendars on some corrugated cardstock I had in my stash.  I think they were from an Amy Tan collection from a while back.

Here's a side view.

Please check out the rest of the DT gang!
Micah (Guest DT)
Jenny (Sister Stamps)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Sister Stamps Release #29 -- More Boo Boo, Buster & Dixie

Hello!  Welcome back to another day of Sister Stamps projects!  Aren't all of these peeking animals so cute and clever?  And they are so quick to color so it was easy for me to make tons of stuff with these new stamps. 

These bookmarks were actually the first set of projects I made with these stamps.  More animal puns here created with Lawn Fawn's alphabet stamps. 

I made these bookmarks for my 3 kids and they have been using them for a while now.  I had this idea in my head to do a partial die cut to just frame the heads of these animals peeking out.  I also stamped, cut and glued extra paws to go over the heart diecut to give it that extra detail.

So sweet, right?  These bookmarks are extra sturdy.  I used some clear contact paper over the cardstock on both sides so the bookmarks are glossy and hopefully will last longer.

They each have hearts in the sentiments too.

Here is the side view and maybe you can see the gloss of the contact paper.

Oh, magnetic too!  And you can see how it was just partially die cut using a Spellbinders circle die.

Okay, I have another project to share in this same post so hopefully you'll stick with me.  It's just cause I have a lot to share and these were inspired by the bookmarks.

Calendars!  I like the way the bookmarks were cut so I thought if I folded them a certain way, they would also make perfect desktop calendars!

I just added in a fold to create a bottom for the calendar.  Also added their paws on dimensional stickers so they go slightly over the calendars and look more like they are holding onto them.

Simple to make.

I plan to add these to my Etsy store.

Hopefully they will be listed by the end of this week or early next week.

Don't forget to see what the DT has created!
Micah (Guest DT)
Jenny (Sister Stamps)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I'll have couple more projects to share in tomorrow's post as well.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Sister Stamps Release #29 -- Boo Boo, Buster & Dixie

Hello!  Well, it's been some time since the last Sister Stamps release but Jenny's making up for it by releasing 6 new stamps this time around.  And these animals are so cute and pretty much perfect for any occasion.  The cards I created today, I made waaaaaay back in March!  And so finally I can share them with you today.

I think I was into creating my own animal puns back then!

Here's Dixie and she's looking over the sentiment that's below her.  I masked off the rainbow colored rectangle with some washi tape and sponged some distress inks.  The sentiment was created with a Lawn Fawn alphabet set.

Here is Boo Boo with his own matching bear pun.

And lastly, we have Buster.  I like his "pawesome" pun the best.  I use it again in another project I'll share later.

Then I thought all these guys should hang out together so I made another card and gave a couple of them party hats.  Then my daughter says Dixie looks sad cause she doesn't have a hat.  Well, she has ears!  Long ears!  Oh well.

I had fun making these and working with the other stamps too so I can't wait to share my next projects.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT.
Micah (Guest DT)
Jenny (Sister Stamps)
Linda's You Tube Channel
Rina's You Tube Channel

Oh, and I'll be adding these cards and my next few projects into my Etsy store if you're interested.  Just click the Etsy banner on the right sidebar.  And I also signed up for the Rubberstamp Expo at NBC on October 18th.  If you're local, you can come visit me!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Craft Fair #2 review and lots of rambling

Hello!  If you've been keeping up with my blog or fb page (personal or business), you know I was at another craft fair, the Moanalua 99 Craft Fair this past Sunday.  It was actually the first time we had been there since 99 Ranch Market closed up so didn't know what it would be like at all.  We like to stalk or check out the fairs before hand and then sign up but this one didn't work out like that.  I was kind of lost even though I had a map!  But the regular vendors were all so nice and they tried to help us find our spot.  Funny that they didn't know what space number they were but just that they always set up in that particular space.  Eventually we found our 5x6 foot space, at least we think that was the right space.

One of the highlights of this fair was meeting Jayne, from Handmade Cuties blog and she has a cute Etsy store called Bead Crumbs too.  You should check it out.  She makes the tiniest and cutest beaded creations.  I have a couple hanging from my phone and people always ask me about them.  We also met another nice lady who knew my husband's Aunty Lianne from Cute Stuff.  Should've ask for her name!

The only drawback of this fair is that the whole area is rather dark inside.  And as luck would have it, not only was it dark but the light above my space was broken!  So double-ly dark for me.  So if we are there again, we need to bring our own lights although I don't know where we'd plug them in.

While I was writing this post, I was finishing up cooking dinner for tonight.  We're having somen salad which is pretty easy to make, just kind of time consuming to chop and prep the ingredients.  I've been cooking a lot lately mostly because our kids are growing and eating so much more!  Dinners that used to last 2 nights, just last one now.  And I'm tired of cooking!  Usually when I'm lazy to cook, I make breakfast for dinner.  You know, like eggs and spam or some other artificial meat in a can.  Or we make omelettes.  My kids love that.  What is your go to dinner when you're lazy to cook?

Oh, here's a sneaky peak at what I'm working on for Sister Stamps latest release coming up in the next few days.  Little shakers for something!  All the sequins and microbeads I used here can be found in my Etsy store.  And I do have more to list but wow, it's so time consuming!  But can't wait to share my projects!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

penguin tags and craft fair reminder

Hello!  Yesterday I finished making up 30 penguin tags for the upcoming craft fair I'll be at.  Seems like there is never enough time to make everything you want to make, right?  I guess it's partly because I want to make everything!  I am trying to cut back on that!  I still have lots to pack up and inventory.  I think that might be my least favorite part of this whole venture.  All the paper work and keeping track of everything makes my brain hurt.  But I want to start so I am not rushing at the last minute.

These cute penguins are from Mama Elephant.  But the speech bubble, to and heart is from Lawn Fawn.  I did some masking to place the penguin's Santa hat and then to place him onto the floating iceberg.

Here is another penguin.  He looks a bit wobbly.

Then the last penguin who is on his behind.  These are so cute to add to gifts.  I'll be packing them in sets of 5 for the fair.

The Moanalua 99 Craft Fair is on Sunday, September 20th from 10 am to 3 pm.  Hope you can make it!  My Etsy store will be closed, I think possibly from tonight until a couple days after the fair so I can update my listings.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

burlap joy bags & my next craft fair!

Hello!  Wow, I think I need to nap from the 3 day weekend we had.  Either that or drink some coffee which I think I need to start up again just so I can have some energy in the mornings.  I had some coffee over the weekend and I felt like crafting all day! 

I purchased these cute drawstring burlap bags and added the fabric joy sentiments onto them.  I made something similar to these before on smaller muslin bags.  These burlap bags seem much more practical since they are larger and can even hold a gift card, perfect for the upcoming holidays.

I also made small kraft tags with red twine to go along with these bags.  You'll have to practice some small handwriting as these tags are small but this size seems more proportional to the larger burlap bags.

Here's a giftcard hanging from the top of the bag.  I'll be posting these photos onto its Etsy listing which is why I have that disclaimer up there.  Can't be too careful these days as a seller or buyer.  Need to take lots of precautions in either role.

Here's how it looks gently stuffed.  I'd take into consideration where the drawstring closes to see if your small wrapped treat/favor/gift would fit in here.

And I just got confirmation for my next craft fair.  If you are local, come visit me at the Moanalua 99 Craft Fair (where 99 Ranch Market used to be) on Sunday, September 20th from 10 am - 3 pm.  I'll have some handmade cards, potholders, tote bags, fabric wine bags, some of these joy bags, and jewelry.  Free parking and lots of wonderful AC for these hot, humid days. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Christmas Penguins or Elephants?

Hello!  In an effort to gear up for the holidays, I started making some Christmas cards.  Now that I have reduced my stamp stash, I have more time to use the stamps I've neglected for so long.  I held onto some Wild Rose Studio stamps cause they are just too cute and I felt I never gave them the attention they needed.

Here are some Christmas elephants.  I stamped them on to watercolor cardstock and colored in the image with Copics.  I used distress inks to water color in the background.  Then of course I realized I didn't have to stamp the one on the left onto watercolor cardstock since I didn't do anything with the background, just kept it really simple.  Coloring on water colorcardstock with Copics not as smooth looking as the X-press It cardstock.  But overall I like how these turned out.  I also stamped some stars and heat embossed them in white.  There's some glittery-ness to the stars but difficult to see on here.

And here are the cute penguins.  I love these images!  So same process here with stamping onto watercolor cardstock, coloring the images with Copics and using distress inks to watercolor the background.  Then I stamped the stars again.  I left the inside of the cards blank.  I was gonna stamp a sentiment on the inside but then changed my mine and will leave that up to the person who uses these cards. 

It was another hot day today!  Sweating in this heat should count as some sort of exercise.  I can not do anything without perspiring.  Even washing the dishes or coloring in some image!  I don't think it's gonna let up soon either.  I need another fan.

Hope you are doing well.  Thanks for stopping by!