Thursday, September 16, 2010

Make Your Own Pen

Found these cool pens at Ben Franklin (they're only 49 cents!!). It's a plain brown cardboard pen that you can use plain OR decorate...and we stampers like to decorate whatever we can get our hands on, right?

Here's what they looked like when I bought them:

I stamped them first with a snowflake background (Stamp #A113) using white Staz-On ink...I inked the stamp and placed it rubber-side-up (as shown below)...then just rolled the pen over the stamp:

Next I stamped, colored and cut out my designs (stamp #934 - Mini Max and stamp #925 - Holly)...glued them to the pen...added glitter glue to the center of each snowflake and finished it off with a coat of Mod Podge and a ribbon:

Perfect little gifts for Christmas!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Our Final Winner

Congratulations go to jazzo (love that name!!)...our final winner for this series of stamps!!! jazzo, email your address to me and I'll get the stamps and the travel mug out to you!! Thank you to all who entered and for all the wonderful suggestions for new stamp've given me a lot of inspiration as I go back to the drawing board!!!

One quick project for today:

This project all started with one's actually called "Funky Snowflake" and I released it last year as part of my Christmas line. I just got to thinking that it would make a cute flower center...give it a nice 3-D effect. I stamped it, cut it out and punched a 1/16" hole in the center. I also punched out a flower using a Marvy (yellow) punch, then also punched a 1/16" hole in the center. I attached the 2 pieces with a flower brad:

It reminded me of a cherry blossom, so I stamped some kokeshi dolls...and then came up with this pattern to put it all together.

(I put a Girl's Day label on this in case you want to come back to this project in March). Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Our Final Giveaway

Well...we've finally reached the end of this round of new designs. Thank you to all of you who've stopped by to take a look...I've had a lot of fun sharing my new designs with you!!! Before I show you the last few designs, I'd like to announce that CASSIE is the winner of our "little monster" giveaway!! Email me your address, Cassie...and I'll mail your stamps out to you!!!

This post is a mish mash of stamps and ideas...I'll start with a photo mug I got at Starbucks. Instead of photos, I used stamps:

This stamp features our panda, Ping and is called "Wrapped With Love". I paper pieced the gift box with a snowflake paper...what I like about this stamp is that by changing the paper or ink color, you can use it for different occasions (not just Christmas):

I'll take you on another side trip (I told you this post was a mish mash). See the little "to, from"? That's a stamp that you can also use with my Christmas tree stamp: back to the coffee mug!! I made a few different inserts that you can interchange for the different just unscrew the bottom and slip your decorated paper in. It's a tight squeeze (especially if you use a couple of layered pieces like me)...but once you get it in there, it's pretty darn cute!!

Here's a better view of the 3 inserts (without the glare of the plastic):

And now for a couple of cards:

Our giveaway for today:

To enter the drawing to win these stamps, leave me a comment by midnight (Hawaii time) on Thursday, September 9...tell me what kind of stamps you'd like to see more of. I'll pick one winner at random and announce their name on Friday, September 10. Oh yeah...I'll throw in the coffee mug too!!! Good luck!!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Little Monsters

Before I introduce my "little monster" set of stamps, I wanted to announce that BRENDA is the winner of our last giveaway!!! ok, your address to me and I'll get the stamps to you!!! Congratulations!!!

Now for the project of the day...I used my new Little Monster stamp to decorate a gift bag:

To attach a handle, punch a 1/8" hole through the side of the bag and a paper flower...glue the flower onto the bag (matching up the holes)...Slip a piece of ribbon through both holes and tie a knot to hold it in place:

And here's a card:

And now for today's giveaway:

To win these stamps, leave me a comment by midnight (Hawaii time) on Tuesday, September 7...I'll pick one winner at random and I'll announce their name on Wednesday, September 8. Sorry for such a short post tonight...I finished this project just in the nick of time!! Phew!! Have a good night!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Another Candy Bar Box

Hello!! I always take a lot longer to finish up a project than I think I will...but, I finally finished my project for today...and here it is:

It's a candy bar box...I don't know if you can see the pink brad in the upper right had corner...but, that allows the cover to lift off like this:

Did you notice that I used my new peppermint stamp to replace the wheels on the wagon? Makes it look more Christmas-y!!

Here's one more:

Click here for a pattern. Cut along the solid lines and fold along the dotted lines. Punch holes (as indicated on the pattern) with a 1/8" hole punch.

Here's a view from the side, with the cover fit over the base:

Lift the cover into the position shown below to attach the brads (one in front and one in the back).

Then, just slip your candy bar in and decorate!!! And now for the giveaway:

To enter the giveaway...leave me a comment by midnight (Hawaii time) on Saturday, September 4...I'll pick one winner at random and announce their name on Sunday, September 5. Good luck!!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Jenny V...

you're the winner of our latest giveaway!!! Congratulations, Jenny!!! Email your address to me and I'll get your stamps out to you!!! Thank you to everyone who left a comment...I loved reading all your suggestions for a name for my new dog stamp!!! I decided to go with Judy jhj24's suggestion of "Little Rascal"...soooo, Judy, I'll send you a "Little Rascal" me your address, please!! (Sometimes it pays to answer my silly questions!!! :)

I'll be back tomorrow with another project...have a great night!!!