There are no mistakes only opportunities for embellishments!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Build A Bear Party Favor

This is so dang cute. I covered a mini composition book with Whisper White Cardstock and stamped the build a bear image on the cover the pack contains 4 crayons so the kids can dress the bear as they see fit and place him/her in the setting they want it to be in. Also included is a mini bottle of bubbles a compass and a couple pieces of candy. If I had it on hand I would have used a black ribbon to tie off the bag but the first week of school has enough running to the store that I didn't bother. These favor bags are heading to school with Ally to share with her new classmates for her birthday this Friday. The boys get a boy bear and the girls get the one you see hear. This is a great new stamp set that is one of several items that are Build A Bear, Ally was so excited when she saw them in the new Mini Catalog that she squealed and wanted them all for her birthday.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Live With Passion

This is my latest it looks like somethin was nibblin at my flower I guess I should have looked at the flower before I started to watercolor it! This is a card I am doing for a Super Saturday for a friend. If you want this card kit I would be more then happy to put a few more together.
I used one of my favorite stamp sets for this one...Inspired by Nature (111656, $23.95). The card kit is just $1.50 and that includes an envelope so if you want to do it at home you will want to buy the stamp set but if you want to come and hang out with me you can borrow my stamp set! It is very sad that I have to bribe my friends to come and visit me but there you have it!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Reduce- Reuse -Recycle

For the environmentally conscious stamper I know you are looking for what to do with the cast off rubber from all of those stamps that you mounted...need I say more?

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Purse-onel Note Book

This is just ridiculously cute if I do say so myself...and I do. Once again just a little composition book. Covered in Designer Series Paper and closed with amazingly cute hardware. This notebook would make a great door prize, party favor or thank you gift...but don't tell Jennifer cuz she is gettin this one! So fun to give gifts that make you giggle. I used 1" wide grosgrain ribbon for the purse handles although I would have used one a bit thinner if I had it on hand. I have lined the inside of the covers with a coordinating Designer series paper to cover up the glued in ribbon and the brad backs. So cute inside and out!
I would like to give credit to Becky for the inspiration on turning this notebook on it's side to make it into a purse. Here is her project... Becky is brilliant you should check out her blog.

My little purse book

I made this so I would always have a place to write a note or thought or shopping list. Well always until I fill it up and need to make another. The base of this project is a mini composition book, you can find these pretty much anywhere office supplies are sold...Walmart to Walgreens. This is a great project to pull out the scraps for. Cut pieces for the front and back apply with lots and lots of Snail or use a glue stick! :) Sand around the edges...this will actually help get the edges down better as well as giving a nice finished look. I used a solid textured cardstock for the "binding". I soo love my taffita ribbon and antique button, I might actually giggle to myself when I pull this out of my purse but shhh don't tell anyone. The ribbon you see on the top is attatched to an adorable mini paper's my page keeper. Use an elastic hair band for the closure. I affixed mine with a large brad on the back and a rhinestone brad on the front to loop around. Simple simple but oh so chic.

On Board Journal...jr

So simple yet what a fun impact. I made this for my dear sweet friend and birthday twin. The base is a cute 5x5 art journal (108495, $6.95) the pages filling it are very vanilla card stock so it is easy to add pages that match up perfectly. Also it is perfectly sized to use the fun spiral punch. hehe I love having the fun tools to make my cute projects. On this one since I wanted her to be able to use it for her journaling and pics and memories from her European vacation (can you believe she left me in boiling hot Fresno to go to Europe over our birthday!). This is a great size to throw in your purse or backpack so you can grab it to jot thoughts down anytime, you know like that ah ha moment you had that you can 't remember now, ah the fleetings of my little brain. I opted to leave the inside blank as well as the canvas on the front. Stamping on canvas is a great look I just wanted it to be personal for her. And yes, I did thread the ribbon through the button and tied it. The Taffita ribbon is nice and light weight ribbon so it makes this kind of thing quite easy. Have fun with your next project challenge yourself a little and just remember....There are no mistakes only opportunity for embellishment!