Monday, September 15, 2014

Trick or treat favor bag

I colored this cute Lawn Fawn kitty couple weeks ago and had planned to make a card with it but ended up using it on this treat bag instead. Love this new treat bag die from Lawn Fawn. It is so easy to put together and make a bunch of them to pass out. Thinking about using it to take to my doctor's office for the office girls.
All the dies used on this treat bag are from Lawn Fawn.
Omg, today feels more like 95 than 90 degrees. Earlier this morning while I was working at Don Quijote's, I was actually freezing and had to wear a hoodie and my fingers were numb. I couldn't wait to get out of the store! Now I'm so hot that I want to go back to cool off again. Lol!
Have a great week!!!

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Season's Tweetings

Is it just me feeling extra hot these days or is everyone else feeling it too? Plus the addition of hot flashes along with the heat. Ugh! 
I finally got my hands on this banner die from Lawn Fawn and been busy cutting extra banners. I decided to make a simple card, stamping and coloring the images. This birdie stamp set is so cute!
I normally use Imagine Craft's Versafine or Memento inks but I decided to use Ranger's Archival ink to stamp the brown tree branch. It's a really good ink to stamp and the images come out crystal clear.

The card base I used for this card is from Mama Elephant. My husband will be carrying these dies at his store soon. It should be here any day now.
Hope you're having a great week. I've been really enjoying my new part time job. I didn't think I would like it as much as I do but I don't have any stress while I am working. Plus I get to see people that I haven't seen in a long time.
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sweet Wishes

Yesterday I stamped and colored a bunch of Lawn Fawn images to make a tag but didn't finish it. Today I looked at it and changed my mind and went with a side step card. Its a Lori Whitlock die for Sizzix. Great die to use up your scraps.
Lately I've been busy putting up Halloween in my stores. I can't believe that the holidays are almost here in a couple months. The year has gone by so fast!
Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy the Labor Day weekend holiday!!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sizzix ornament triplits and catching up

Hi!!! I've been meaning to post this card that I made several weeks ago but then something happened and I didn't get a chance to do it. Here's the card that I made using the new Sizzix ornament triplits. There are 9 dies in the package and you can make different sized ornaments. The card die I used is the majestic flip it die by Stephanie Barnard.
I even cut the part where you attach the hook to the ornament in gold metallic paper.
Well the other week, I ended up in the Kuakini ER again. I had taken new medication that didn't agree with me. I am such a weakling when it comes to medication. My husband and daughter took me to the ER because I could barely walk. And while I was there, the doctors were worried that I had a heart attack since the symptoms resembled a heart attack. They ran so many tests on me and kept me over night for more tests. Even a CAT scan on my brain. Everything came back negative so that was a big relief. I had to sleep with the Holter monitor again. The whole time I was in the hospital, I kept thinking that I wish I had my big shot machine with me. Lol!
Now that I'm back to normal, I made a Halloween card over the weekend. I saw this cute stamp set by Lawn Fawn at the store and the new Doodlebug papers so I knew what I wanted to make. I used vellum paper by Worldwin and embossed cute little stars over it. I used the clear Wink of Stella marker over the bunny and carrot even though you can't even see it in the photo. I'm so glad that I rep that line. They have a lot of new pens from Japan that just released before summer.
Thanks for sticking with me through this long blog post. Have a great week!!!

Sunday, August 03, 2014

ECD accordion oval Christmas card

I've been working extra hours lately and I really wanted to make something with one of my Elizabeth Craft Designs dies so I finally sat down last week to play. Okay so, I must be uncoordinated because I had the hardest time figuring out how to put this accordion die together. No joke! I watched the youtube videos over and over to make sure I got it correct. Once I got it figured out, it was easy peasy. 
I used the new Sizzix triplits Christmas trees die set for all the trees. It's such a great deal because you get a total of 14 dies and you can make all these different Christmas trees.
Here's another tree from the same set. But I made this one into a card. The stamped sentiment is an older Hero Arts stamp. I'll probably make some tags for Christmas too.
I finally got to meet Colleen Kwan (another crafty blogger) who was visiting from the mainland. I wasn't planning on seeing anyone last weekend at the store. I just happened to walk in to drop something off and she was there shopping with her friend. So glad that we got to meet each other. She was so generous to bring us a bag of goodies. Thanks so much Colleen!!!
Hope you're all having a great weekend! It is so hot and I wish it would rain. Thanks for stopping by today!!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sushi shaker and gatefold tutorial

I've been having fun with Lawn Fawn's let it roll stamp set. Yesterday I made a shaker card using the sushi stamps and sequins from Doodlebug. I used scraps that I had lying around my craft table for the card base.
These colors make me happy!
I've had some requests for a tutorial on the card that I posted on the post below. So here goes and I hope I can explain it so you can follow along. I saw a video on Stephanie Barnard's you tube channel showing how she used a stand up die set called "elegant stand up"and made it into a gatefold card. This is what the die looks like.
Cut 2 pieces of card stock - 8 1/2" x 5 3/8". Place base die faced down on your cutting pad and weave the paper through the part of the die that has the part that will flip up. Make sure that you place the paper over the bottom of the die and not under because you don't want it to cut through where it supposed to cut. Instead, it will make a slight fold line. And make sure that you stop the opposite end of the paper where it supposed to make a score line. Do not go beyond that line. Center it well. Cut each piece separately. Do not cut both pieces together as it will cut through the scored part of the card.
This is what your cut piece will look like after you fold it on the fold line.

 You can also use one of the die pieces to cut a piece of paper to layer on the side of the card.
Glue the 2 middle sections together, one piece on top of the other.
This is what makes the gatefold part. You can also decorate the inside of the card.
Here is how the card looks when you close it.
This is the finished card.
Email me if you have any questions. Hope you have fun making this card!!!
Have a great day!!!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Summer Fun

Today was our stamp group get together and it was my turn to do the make & take. I saw on one of Stephanie Barnard's videos that she made a gatefold card out of one of her stand up die sets and I thought I'd do that for the make & take.
I'm not sure why the photos are so bright but I've been noticing lately that when I post on blogger, my photos seem much brighter than it really is. I'll have to play around with it later.
I used Dandelion Designs aloha stamp set to make the card. Patterned paper is from Doodlebug Designs spring fling release.
Here is what the card looks like when it's opened.
 And partially opened so you can see how it folds.
Well, today was really hot and muggy and the news said tomorrow will be the same. Hope you're enjoying your weekend and thanks for stopping by!!!
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