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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Valentines

I just had to show you the Valentine that I made for my husband. I ordered the cloisonne heart by Michael Strong and then embossed it and followed his instructions for making the interlocking hearts. It was fun to make.

This is the card that was inside the interlocking heart envelope. I think DH really liked it. I know I had so much fun making it. I found the instructions on Craft TV weekly. Go check it out.

I am so proud of my sister. I bought her a SU card kit for Christmas and this is a card she made and sent me. Isn't it adorable? I think she did a fantastic job and I am so proud of her. Thank you Sister. That was so sweet of you.

Thanks for checking in on me today.

Look at these Valentines goodies!!!

I was asked by my online friend Betty Todd to take part in a Valentines RAK--I had never done anything like this before so I agreed. Well, let me tell you!! I never could imagine in a million years getting boxes like I got from these gals. This one is from Joani McDonald http://joaniscardsmadebyhand.blogspot.com My gosh, what wonderful goodies. She sent me monogramed items, a beaded pen, rubons, chipboard accents, ribbon, a notepad on a coaster, and an adorable card. How nice. Thank you Joani for spoiling me rotten.
And then, look at this from Betty Todd. How did she ever have time to make all of this. I got altered note pads, a cute altoid tin scrapbook with places for me to write about me, a whisk with M&M's in it, a take out box with more candy (she knows my weakness), soap, cream, recipes that were altered, a beaded pen, glue stick, camping stickers (Betty knows that I love to camp), a stamper and some chipboard letters in my favorite color combo--blue and brown. I was just in awe. I wish someone had recorded my ooh's and aahh's as I was going thru this. I had been in Fl visiting my parents so couldn't open these til Friday, the 15th. I could hardly wait to get home because I knew I had some boxes waiting for me.
Oh, the most impt. thing, go see Betty at
http://ladybugscraps.blogspot.com Stampin and Scrappin with Betty.
Both of these friends do beautiful work and I know you will enjoy visiting their blogs.
And thanks for visiting me and seeing how spoiled I am. Thank you Betty and Joani. This was fun and you both really outdid yourselves.
Cheryl

Friday, February 1, 2008

Nugget holder

This little nugget holder will hold 4 nuggets and was simple to make. I followed my "mentor" Nichole Heady to do it. I love it. I used the Limitless Labels stamp set. Wish I had gotten a different set tho for doing these nuggets, but I will use this one. It has some pretty stamps in it. I am obsessed right now with Papertrey, if you can't tell!!!
Thanks for checking in on me. I should post more often rather than a whole bunch at one time, but that is the way I am. Sorry.
Cheryl

Boxes

Isn't this adorable? I have made so much stuff for our granddaughter that our grandson gets left out. I found this tutorial on the Scor-Pal website and thought how perfect it would be for him. It is an adorable window box. I used loads of love and on the inside lid I have Loads of love punched out in a heart and attached. It was very easy to make. I filled this with m&m's.
These are the little nugget purses that Angie Juda did a tutorial on. They are just the sweetest. I plan to give one of these to my massage therapist and my chiropractors nurse. They were simple to do.At least with Angies (chicken scratch) instructions. Thank you Angie.
Bye for now.
Cheryl

Altered items

I made this darling little purse out of the clear card boxes from Papertrey Ink. You cut the box in half and then insert a piece of cardstock. I did a little shrink plastic charm for the front from the "Borders and corners" set and the ambassador monogram set from Papertrey ink. The handles are some ribbon.
Papertrey Ink has adorable heart boxes and what an easy thing to alter. I made this for my granddaughter also. I put M&M's in it. I think she will love it. Too bad this DP is not available any longer.
Window heart box from Papertrey. Isn't this pretty? I used Recollections paper which isn't available any more. I am getting about out of it. I then used Papertreys Beautiful Blooms for the flowers and used pop dots on them. I am not sure what I will do with this beauty. I love it but will give it away.
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Papertrey stamps caseing

I invested in some Papertrey Ink stamps and have had a ball caseing Nichole Heady for these cards. I change some things up as I don't have all the correct colors but I try to do them as close as possible. I think I am learning alot by doing this and someday maybe I can come up with my own design. This card uses the new set "out on a limb" and I think it is my most favorite set. The leaves match up on the limb and look so pretty. I did the stamping with SU colors and then dropped just a drop of water on each flower to make it look watercolored. I didn't use the Stampers Select cardstock and this cardstock buckled a little bit. I heard that the other won't do that.
I also cased this card done with Little Lady. I used some of the chalk inks on it. My one lady bug is done upside down but it doesn't look bad.
Another "out on a limb" done ala Nichole Heady. This was one of her sneak peaks and you cut pieces of cardstock and sponged the edges and then attached them to the cardstock base. I love this. One I did in blue and one I did in a light brown color. (bad me--I didn't write down my colors so don't remember. I should post very soon after I make my cards instead of waiting.). I love this technique and these cards are so pretty in person.
Another "Out on a Limb" done with a window and vellum. I made my own photo corners--didn't have the correct punch so they didn't turn out quite right, but it is still a pretty card.
Thanks for looking in. I hope you liked these Papertrey cards.