Monday, December 22, 2008

Love You Much Bundle Top Note box

Okay, so I have been promising something made with the new Love You Much Bundle, so here it is! Oh my gosh! I love this Top Note box... I think you have that figured out though, because I posted the Penguin box earlier! So if you don't have this exclusive Top Note Bigz Die by Sixxix for Stampin' Up! then I am so sorry... you need to get one! It is the hottest item for all your crafting needs!

So you want the details... hmmm... Love You Much stamp set, Candy Lane Designer Series paper.... that's all I can share with you for now. (Bundle includes 3 heart punch as well)

Can you wait till the new catalog on January 19th, 2009 to order this set... you don't have to! You can purchase the Love You Much Bundle tomorrow for only $41.48 plus tax! Tomorrow is the last day for FREE shipping when you spend $70! I am placing an order over $70 already so I will add yours to mine so you can get your shipping FREE today & tomorrow only (Dec.22nd & 23rd, 2008)!
Oh, by the way, those wrapped up little things are 4 little Hershey chocolate bars that fit perfectly stacked in this adorable little box.

Teacher's gifts~ penguin top note box

My son is in Kindergarten and I made this cute little Top Note box and stamped it with the Punch Pals stamp set. First I stamped the images with Black Stazon ink (so the images won't run when I use the aquapainter). Then I "colored" in the image in with the following Craft Ink pads: Old Olive, Ruby Red, White, Creamy Caramel, and Not Quite Navy. The "for you" stamp came from the All Holidays stamp set.
His teacher really loved all her goodies! I will post more pictures of other items I sent in all last week soon.

Bella Rose Notebook Tin

I had a customer who couldn't make my last notebook tin class, so I did a one on one class with her and we created this amazing Bella Rose Notebook Tin. I love this A Rose is a Rose stamp set! I have been salivating over it since it came out in the Fall/Winter Idea book & catalog! LOL

Okay, so here's the details: Kiwi Kiss CS, Riding Hood Red CS, Whisper White CS, Pink Pirouette CS, Kiwi Kiss Ink pad, Riding Hood Red Ink pad, Pink Priouette Ink Pad, Chocolate Chip Ink pad, Pewter Jumbo eyelets, Kiwi Kiss Ribbon, Bella Rose Rub-ons, Riding Hood Red Ribbon, clear envelope, Whisper White envelope and lots of Red Sticky Tape!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Birthday gifts

A friend of mine had a birthday in November, so I made her a cute little tin with Peppermint Patties inside. I love how it turned out!
I also made her a card using one of the big flowers from the Pretties kit. I used a reinker to color it Pink Pirouette and then a sponge to distress it with Chocolate Chip ink.

Shadow box update

I know it has been over a month since I have posted anything. Life has just been so busy! I will start posting a ton of new stuff on here this weekend, so check back with me ;)

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Green Tea Tintastic

What a pretty tin this turned out to be! I had a class tonight and made a bunch of these tins. We had so much fun reminicing about our high school dance days. I am so glad to be a grown up now!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Stunning snowflake!

This little beauty came together in an idea after I cut one for the front of a card and thought, "oh no, it's too big to use on a card, now what?" I held up the silver snowflake and thought... " oh this would be so pretty on my Christmas tree and I made about 40 of them over the next couple of days. I have to admit I was selfish in sharing this beauty with the other gals in my upline's group that is here in town and then I thought, that's not how I would want other demos to treat me who so generously share their inspiration with me everyday! So I took it to the meeting the next day. Well, that was about a month ago and I am just now getting around to putting it up on the blog. I hope you enjoy!
Charlotte ;)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

My birthday

Happy Birthday to me! So my 5 yr old DS made this card for me on my birthday ;) He loves birds so he wanted to draw me one. I must say that getting a handmade card from your child really warms your heart. The inside of the card.

My first craft fair

I have to tell you, I was so excited to get this craft fair at my church in town. I worked really hard making a variety of Christmas cards, tiles, gum wrappers and snowflake ornaments to sell. Well, I didn't sell alot of my items, but I did hand out several business cards, a few Holiday Mini catalogs and a big catalog as well. I did get alot of compliments on my creations, which made me feel great! I take pride in coming up with most of my creative ideas ;)

These little Santa Claus gum wrappers were so much fun to create! I saw a card on someone's blog (can't remember who) and it inspired these sweet treats!

Seasons of Tiles

The Season of Friendship set from the Holiday Mini has to be the most versatile stamp set! I haven't come up with a summer tile, but hope to do so soon ;) I had a ton of fun making these tiles!

Christmas cards

This first card I created using the I Wish Simply Scrappin' Kit. These kits are full of self-adhesive die cuts, patterned paper and cardstock. You could actually make about 20 cards out of this kit for just about $1 per card!

This card is a variation of another card I did in an earlier post using Not Quite Navy & Baja Breeze. The paper comes from the I Wish kit, stamp is from Lovely As a Tree set stamped on the beautiful & very versatile Top Note from Sizzix that Stampin' Up is exclusive to offering. Then I tied the whole thing up with the Riding Hood Red ribbon... love it!

I love poinsettas at Christmas time, so I really love the Season of Joy stamp set. I used the Stampin' Markers to color in the word stamp, then stamped onto some Whisper White CS and mounted on Real Read CS. I used the 5 Petal punch for the poinsetta leaves. I think it turned out nice.

It's been a while

This is a cute card I made with a new set called To You & Yours. It has a beautiful dove stamp in the set as well, I used its tail as a background stamp behind my main image. The paper is from the Holiday Mini called Ski Slope. I really love this combo of colors ;)

Monday, October 6, 2008

Baroque Motifs & Sock Monkey candy

Okay, so I know these two sets don't go together at all, but I made them one right after the other, so that's how I am posting them ;)
The Baroque Motifs stamp set is so swirly, curly pretty. I love this set! I actually love so many of the sets that it is hard sometimes to decide which ones to use ;(
Anyways, the color palette is Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant and Whisper White cardstock. I have a real thing for Old Olive... I used it alot, almost as much as Chocolate Chip.

This little Sock Monkey set is so stinkin' cute! I saw one of these goodie bags at Convention as one of the 3-D swaps. It took me a while to find the little banana candies online and then another 2 weeks to get them delivered. I am making up some of these guys for the craft fair I am working at in two weeks.
Color palette: YoYo Yellow, Ruby Red and Close to Cocoa. I stamped the little guy on Confetti White CS with black Stazon, then inked up my Canvas background stamp with Close to Cocoa and stamped that on top of the monkey. I used a blender pen with the Close to Cocoa stamp pad to color in the monkey's body and Ruby Red with the blender pen to do the 'red' parts. I also stamped the bananas on the YoYo CS with black Stazon. What a cute little monkey guy! I want to make a few different cards with him when I get a chance.
Rubbah hugs,
Charlotte ;)

Thank you cards for Cards for the Cure fundraiser

This gorgeous card to your left is the Thank You card I am sending out to all my generous attendees from the Cards for the Cure event I was involved in. Color palette is Pink Pirouette and Chocolate Chip cardstock. I used the Bella Toile background stamp with Chocolate Chip ink, stamped the Curly Label on Bella Rose DSP and punched it out with the Curly Label punch. This card is so simple and beautiful ;)

Sunday, October 5, 2008

A late Saturday night

After participating in the Cards for the Cure Saturday afternoon, I started on some cards I had volunteered to put into a raffle basket at my church to help raise money for the youth group to go to Mexico.

I used the 'God is Love' set from Stampin'Up! on all three of these cards. On the first card I used Close to Cocoa CS, So Saffron and Pink Pirouette. I stamped the cross on Creamy Caramel with black Stazon and popped it. I inked up the Bella Toile background stamp with Chocolate Chip and stamped onto the Close to Cocoa. The Designer Series Paper I used was from the Parisian Summer pack. This card is so beautiful!

My second card used Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip CS and the Haiku DSP. I stamped the image with black Stazon onto Whisper White CS and used the blender pen to color in the sun with Tangerine Tango.

My third card uses Not Quite Navy, Ruby Red, and Close to Cocoa CS. I colored the stamp with More Mustard, Ruby Red, Close to Cocoa and Not Quite Navy Markers. I put the fish on the lower half of the card by coloring them with the Not Quite Navy Marker and excluding the eyes, mouth and side fin.

I hope you enjoy them! I am making a few more and will add them onto this post in a couple of days. Now I am off to making another card for my sorority sisters! Have a great afternoon. Rubbah hugs, Charlotte

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Stamp Club ~ September Projects

At my Stamp Club we made 4 beautiful projects for the month of September. I think I love the Season of Friendship card the best! I love the fall colors and the little birdie hangin' out.

The Upsy Daisy set is one of my favorites to use for silhouette cards. I comboed Summer Sun, Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point and Black Stazon for the daisies.

I am excited for Halloween coming up soon. The Halloween Frights set in the Holiday mini is so cute with the owl, cat, bat, pumpkin and moon... I really love Fall!

Last but not least is the bookmark made with the Tangerine Tango ribbon, filligree brad and butterfly stamped with the Flight of the Butterfly stampset that I got FREE at Convention! It is stamped with Baja Breeze and Pacific Point. Love it!

I have some projects in the works... so I hope to post again soon! Thanks for stopping by.

Rubbah hugs,

Decor Elements Phase 2 are here!

Decor Elements Phase 2 are now available for ordering! I purchased Season of Thanks in the medium size and put it on the front of a shadow box and filled with fall leaves from the craft store. I put it up on my mantle to display for everyone who comes in my home. I just love it!

Friday, September 26, 2008

A Rose is not just a rose....

I made this beautiful card today with the A Rose is a rose stamp set by Stampin'Up! I used Barely Banana, YoYo Yellow, and Sage Shadow. Enjoy!

I made this card for a good friend and customer for her first wedding anniversary. My color combo is Barely Banana, YoYo Yellow, Pink Pirouette, Cameo Coral and Sage Shadow. I also sprinkled a little bit of Iridescent Ice.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

World Card Making Day- RSVP now! for Oct. 4th

2nd Annual
~World Card Making Day~
Cards for a Cure
Saturday, October 4th, 2008
Odyssey Elementary School Cafeteria

Join us for our Second Annual Cards for a Cure event! There will be 8 projects for you to make as well as a card to make and donate to our charitable foundations, Susan G. Komen and Diana Price-Fish foundation. All donations collected will be donated to these two foundations including REGISTRATION FEE! Our goal is to raise $2000!

** Registration $20.00** Includes 8 beautiful projects you do not want to miss!
** Educational information on Breast Cancer!
** Door Prizes**Do NOT miss these fabulous hand-made creations.
** Food and Drinks provided!
** Stampin’ Up! Specials you don’t want to miss!
** Dynamic Silent Auction to benefit Susan G Komen and Diana Price-Fish Foundations

A Cardinal Christmas - My Shoebox swap September Demo Meeting

This new stamp set is in the Stampin'Up! holiday mini catalog available for purchase Oct. 1st. As soon as I saw the cardinal it took me back to watching the bright red male of the species flying around in the snowy winter at my parents farm. My grandfather was a bird watcher and loved cardinals as well.

I used the new In Color Riding Hood Red, Kraft and Chocolate Chip cardstock. Ink colors were Old Olive, Riding Hood Red and Black Stazon pads.
I started by stamping the cardinal in Black Stazon onto watercolor paper. I used the Aqua painter pens (On special starting Oct. 1st) to watercolor the body, beak, branch and leaves. I used the Real Red marker to color in the berries. Then I colored with Real Read and Old Olive on the foliage and berry stamp and gave it a good huff (stampers know what I mean!) and stamped that twice on the top and bottom piece of Kraft paper. Merry Christmas was stamped in Chocolate Chip. Last but not least I colored around the birds eye with the Black marker and used my white gel pen to make it look more realistic. I think it turned out great! Hope you enjoy.

BTW, this card was my shoebox swap for my upline's (Kimberly VanDiepen) Demo Meeting. We made some really beautiful cards that night ;)


Cards for the Sisters - Beta Sigma Phi

For the last several weeks I have been stampin' with my sorority sisters! We decided for a Ways & Means fundraiser we would make a 5 pack of cards and sell them to the other local sisters to add money to our budget. We put that money back out into the community.

So here are three of the cards we are selling. I am still working on the design for 2 more. The card in the middle is a CASE from my uplines class and I think it turned out beautiful! I was wearing glitter home after making a bunch of them!

More to come soon!


Friday, September 5, 2008

Meeting Shelli at Convention and other cool stuff

So I thought it would be fun to put some photos up here of some of the fun stuff I did at Convention. I stood in line for almost 2 hours to meet Shelli Gardner, Cofounder and CEO of Stampin' Up! She is so gracious and nice. She signed my convention bag and new catalog!

Have you seen the Decor Elements? OMG, I have pictures of some of Phase II from Convention... they will be available for purchase October 1th! I also had my photo taken with Dale Fillmore, President and COO of Stampin' Up! He was so friendly and I gave him one of my swaps for his wife.

Decor Elements Phase I

Okay here is the Together Forever Circle Frame in Chocolate with my last initial "H" in the middle. It only took me about 10 minutes to put it up. Wow, so cool!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Oh so pretty!

Today I had a few hours to work while my DD age 2 was napping and DS age 5 was in school. I wanted to make something very pretty and oh yes I think it turned out great.

I have been waiting to play with my new Stampin' Up! Big Shot again... why did I wait so long?! Anyways, I used the Top Note Bigz Die to cut the So Saffron CS, then I colored my flowers with Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip (both with daubers) and Old Olive (marker). I used the Chocolate Chip dauber again on the bottom of the flower petals and stamped it on the So Saffron. Then I flipped the block over and inked up the grassy side and stamped right on top, but down a bit. Next I used the CC dauber again and did the edges around the Top Note. My card base was Old Olive, the DSP on half the front is from the Haiku pack...oh so pretty! I used the Wide Oval to punch out the sentiment from the level 1 Best Yet set (Chocolate Chip on Old Olive) popped it up with 2 dimensionals. I put the 5/8" Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon thru the side where I punched with the Horizontal Slot. Wow, I think that's all...

Now the other card is using a masking technique, brayer, gold embossing powder and more DSP from the Haiku... oh so pretty! paper pack. If you want to see how I made this card, you will have to sign up for my Stamp Club later this month!

Until next time...

Rubbah hugs,

Monday, September 1, 2008

Playing catch up

Today I decided to work on my make n' takes from the SU! Convention... yeah it was a month ago and I opted to work on my swaps instead of going to the second make n' take session. I must say that they have turned out beautifully so far. I did the bag and bookmark this afternoon and then got busy with everything else. I hope to get more done tomorrow!

Rubbah hugs,


Sunday, August 31, 2008

Hey this is my new blog set up by my good friend Christy. On here I am going to post photos of projects I have made with wonderful Stampin' Up! products. I hope to inspire you to get out your rubbah stamps and get your paws dirty!