Friday, February 28, 2014

Sister Stamps Release #21 -- Kimie, Jade & Moon

Hello!  Back with my last project showcasing Sister Stamps Release #21

I made another project using all 3 images.  I think the images work so well together that sometimes it's hard to just focus on one.  They all look so cute together! 

So this is a bit different for me.  But I had this empty metal cookie container and it was so nice that I couldn't just throw it away.  I washed it out and wondered what I would do with it.  I liked that is was metal meaning magnets would stick on it and I recently got these cute magnets from Jenny that I wanted to display on here.  Sorry, did not photo the magnets actually on here.  They are totally cute though!  And I love looking at them.  Anyway, I had my hubby use some white metal primer to paint the can a couple of coats so that when I wrapped the thin washi paper around it, the bright words wouldn't show through.  Glad he likes to do stuff like that so I can keep my hands clean.  After, I wrapped the washi paper around but it was like an inch short to cover completely so I added some flowers in that space to cover it up.  This is one side of the can and you can see Jade on there.

This is the other side of the flowers and you can see Moon hopping on there.  The funny thing is that I wanted to add the word Create on the can but it was a bit too long especially with these big glitter chipboard letters I've had for a while.  So I just put my name!  Short and to the point.  It's my can after all and it'll sit on my desk.  I added some rhinestones to the flowers and some metal charms that the Yumi & Fumi girls were nice enough to send me.  Oh, and I wrapped the top and bottom of the can with some lace ribbon and mesh bling.

And here is Kimie all the way on the other side.  I added some pearl blingy things too.  Most of the space here is filled with the cute magnets I mentioned earlier.  After I made all this, my hubby thought it was a bit too busy for his taste.  Well, that's why it has my name on it and not his!

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Jo Thompson (Guest DT)
Jenny (Sister Stamps)
Debi

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Sister Stamps Release #21 -- Jade, Moon & Kimie

Hello!  Welcome back to another day of previews for Sister Stamps Release #21

I have another Easter project to share.  Being on a DT is great.  Especially Sister Stamps.  Not only do you get cute images to play around with but you can prepare goodies to give away way ahead of time.  Every year we give out Easter goodies to our cousins' kids so I thought I'd make some cute tags to tie onto the bags.

Here are the tags I made for the girls featuring Kimie.  Isn't she cute?  I love those little bunnies that Kimie is playing with.  I thought I'd try coloring her hair with some parts instead of a giant block of hair.  Hope it looks okay.  And I love the bunny washi paper.  These tags are MFT dies that have the pierced border.  I used CC Cutters grass border die and the four seasons fence die.  The names were cut using PTI's alphabet die and I used glittery purple cardstock.  I like this glittery cardstock.  The glitter actually stays on and doesn't fall off everywhere.

Here is one for our boy cousin featuring Jade and Moon.  Yes, Moon is still tackling Jade.  I already bought these cute small bags to fill for Easter.  They were so cheap like a dollar something for a set of 3.  When I fill them and have them all ready with these tags, I'll take a photo and post them.

Please head on over to the rest of the DT!  I'm sure they have something pretty to share.

Jo Thompson
Jenny (Sister Stamps)
Debi

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Sister Stamps Release #21 -- Jade & Moon

Hello everyone!  This was definitely a fast month!  It's already time for Sister Stamps release #21 previews.  Have you been checking out Jenny's introductory posts?  Not only does she share some awesome and inspirational projects but she also gives you chances to win some of these new stamps.  All you have to do is answer her questions!  That's not too hard.

Okay, so when I first saw the names of the bunnies, I did think of Jade Moon, a former local news anchor and I was waiting for some kind of explanation.  The bunnies are NOT named after her.  You'll have to read Jenny's post.  Well, these bunnies are totally cute, right?  I love Jade, she seems so roll-y poll-y.  And Moon looks so rascally.  They seem like good friends so it was hard not to include more than one bunny on my projects.

Here is a simple Easter card using both Jade and Moon.  Jenny sent me these Easter sentiment cut outs a while ago.  I like to think that Jade is playing and minding her own business while Moon is gonna pounce on her.  Haha.  Just like siblings.  And the paper is from Doodlebug's new Springtime that I got from J's.  It has got the cutest spring papers in it.  Love Doodlebug!

Please check out the DT and our special guest too!
Jo Thompson
Jenny (Sister Stamps)
Debi

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

A Random Fan Blog Hop!!!

Hello!  CC Designs is introducing rubber versions of A Random Fan stamps.  To celebrate and introduce these cute stamps, we're having A Random Fan Blog Hop!

If you arrived here from Bettina's blog, you're in the right spot.  If not, you may want to start from the beginning at A Random Fan.

I made a couple of projects to share today.  This one features Little Miss Sassy.  Isn't she adorable and sassy?  I colored her braid in pink to make her just a bit sassier.  The sentiment is from CC Designs Bubble Word Sentiments.

I also made a set of corner bookmarks for my 2 boys whose birthdays will fall in the summer.  I know I am early but this image called Underwear Hero is too funny and really cute.  Plus I am pretty sure I have pictures of them with their underwear on their heads.  Maybe all boys do that?

A close up of the Underwear Hero and his cute puppy.

Next on the hop is Paula.

Hope you will check out these cute A Random Fan stamps when they are in the CC Designs store!  Thanks so much for stopping by!


Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Birthday!

Hi everyone!  Happy Valentine's Day!  The boys have the day off today but my daughter doesn't.  I really love days when I don't have to do my hair!  Those days are so few and far in between.  I thought today I could just sit around drinking coffee and not worry about getting all presentable until I realized oh, gotta get my daughter from school and then take her to her after school activity.  Shucks!  Gotta go blow dry my hair and get out of my pjs!

Anyway, just wanted to share the birthday card I made for Renate'.  The DT girls over at Yumi and Fumi had an awesome celebration for her.  Check out all of the posts

This is the front of my card with Summer Yumi.  The bow is mostly there to keep the card closed and look pretty at the same time.

The card opens up like so.  In the middle is Lawn Fawn's banner and sentiment.  I used the banner die to cut it out as well.  On the far right is Summer Fumi.  I also used some sequins that I love.  The hardest thing was having to fold Yumi and Fumi's hands so that they look like they are holding the banner.  I really didn't like having to bend the images even if it was just a tiny part.

Happy Birthday, Renate'!  Sounds like you had a wonderful day!

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

CC Designs February Review -- Olivia

Hello!  Gosh, I think I complain about the weather too much.  I'm so happy it's been a lot clearer lately and no rain but geez, it's hot now.  Haha.  A nice breeze every so often would make it perfect.

Today is a review day for CC Designs February release. 

Here is one of the newest CC Designs characters, Olivia.  This image is Olivia's Happy Day.  The sentiment is from Rainy Day Sentiments.  I used the negative cut out from the Lil Inkers stitched circles that I had leftover from my previous card.  Isn't it cool that it also leaves the stitched look on the negative cut as well?  I embossed that with the floral embossing folder.  I actually added flowers from my stash too.

Be sure to check out the CC Designs blog for more creations!

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Valentine's Day Treats

Hi everyone!  I have a Make It Monday over at CC Designs blog.  Please check it out!


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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

CC Designs February Preview -- Roberto's Rascals

Hello again!  Boy the weather here is so gloomy again.  We actually haven't had many days of sunshine the past couple of weeks.  I feel sorry for tourists who are visiting now only to wake up to rain every morning.  It's supposed to rain this whole week!

Today is another day of previews at CC Designs with a focus on Roberto's Rascals.

This is bright card featuring Roberto's Rascals Duckies.  The sentiment is part of the new Rainy Day Sentiments.  I actually redid this card because I didn't like how the first one turned out.  But since these duckies are small it didn't take too long to make another one.

Here's a close up of the duckies.  Aren't they cute?

Please head over to the CC Designs blog to check out more Roberto's Rascals.

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Monday, February 3, 2014

CC Designs February Previews

Hello!  Here we are with previews for CC Designs February release.  I can't believe it is February already!  These stamps will be available on the 6th. 

I colored up this cutie called Olivia's Happy Day.  The sentiment from Rainy Day sentiments will also be available on the 6th.  The hearts are from CC Designs.  I used this adorable paper from Doodlebug.  Love the hearts hanging from the clouds.  I haven't used this scalloped ribbon for a while so glad I could fit it in.  But I'm most happy to finally have the stitched circles from Lil Inkers.  Love them!

Here is a close up of the image and the stitched circle.  It adds such a nice and subtle touch to the whole card.

There will be a couple more days of previews on the CC Designs blog but I'll be back on Wednesday.

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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Sister Stamps Release #20 is today!


Hello!  The latest Sister Stamps are out!  There is a list of stores that sell them on the Sister Stamps blog sidebar.

Typically, the DT doesn't create anything for release day but because we had a break and I was kind of crazy feeling, I made some calendars.  So you're thinking, oh boy, more calendars but these are different, people.  Remember when I said, or wrote, that I should start making 2015 calendars?  Well, I did!  I bet a whole bunch of you thought I wouldn't but I made five 2015 calendars!  Three of them use the new Sister Stamps girls and the other two have the ever popular and loveable Hello Kitty.

This is the first one I made using a calendar I found on the internet and features Misaki.  It measures 5.5 by 8.5 inches and is on heavy chipboard.  It is pretty sturdy and should last the whole year.  There is some ribbon on the back to hang up somewhere.

Then I realized, hey I should make my own 2015 calendar templates so I did.  And I think mine are cuter cause the font is fun looking.  Boy, it took me a few tries to get it looking the way I liked and a few wasted print outs too.  This calendar is 4 months across and 3 down so it fits nicely on this vertical calendar.  This one features Minako and Misaki's birdie friends.  The corner die and the pagoda die is from La-La Land Crafts.

I also made my own calendar that is 3 months across and 4 down to fit on the horizontal calendars.  This one is more clean and features Harumi with that same cherry blossom embossing folder I used in a previous post.  I bought mine online from 7 Kids College Fund and I think it was from Nellie Snellen.

I bought this large Hello Kitty die from J's.  I think these would make great gifts for my daughter's friends.  It's difficult to see but I cut this Hello Kitty using some old Doodlebug crushed velvet cardstock so it is soft.

This is the last one.  Hello Kitty has a glittery purple bow.  So my plan is to try to make a few calendars every month.  If only stores would sell calendars early.  I am stalking Taylored Expressions for 2015 mini calendars.  Maybe if I'm desperate enough I could make my own.

CC Designs previews is coming up soon too so I'll be back for a couple more posts next week.

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