Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A Quick Card To Share...

Short and sweet....

Stamps used: C134 (Sitting Quincy), #C135 (Sitting Pong), C133 (Rosebud Heart), "Friends" (CL-8 Friends Cling Set) and Heart Border (CL-4 Lots of Love Cling Set).

Have a great day!!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Candy Sticks

I first released "Wrapped in Love" (stamp #C146) last year as part of my Christmas line...since then I've been meaning to do a project using this stamp in a non-Christmas that it's almost July, I'm finally getting around to it!! Better late than never!!! I decided to use it as a baby announcement since I can't think of a better gift to receive than a new baby. I paired it up with some cute candy stick bags that I picked up at Ben Franklin:

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Hot Summer Days

I was rushing through the market yesterday and thought my lemonade bear (Sunny Days cling set) would go nicely with this bottled drink...for a pool party maybe...or a 4th of July celebration? Looks so refreshing!!!

Also wanted to share the cutest little caddy that Lianne (Cute Stuff) gave me using my "Friends" cling stamps. Can you believe she even decorated the kimonos? Cute!!!

This summer has already been so hot...that cold drink is calling my name!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

A Bunch of Tags

Hi!! Hope you all had a great weekend!! I had some time over the weekend to do a bit of crafting and I made a bunch of gift tags. Funny how sometimes a project takes on a life of its own...I didn't really have any plans when I started, but I knew I wanted to paper piece the 2 kimonos on these girls (from the Friends cling set) and this is what I ended up with:

I don't know if you can see it, but there's a "shaker thing" going make the shaker, I cut out a rectangular frame and added a piece of acetate to frame opening in the back...then I lined the edges with double stick foam tape (make sure you don't leave any gaps...don't want the glitter falling out)...then sprinkle some glitter on the center of the tag before you adhere the frame:

I liked the way it turned out, so I made some more using my "Fun Trip" cling set:

The clouds on this tag is from the "Happy Thoughts" cling set and the tiny to/from stamp is stamp #6023.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Hello Again...

Today I'm using the stamps from the "Hello" set again...this time to make a card:

It's good to keep a bunch of these very general types of cards around...when the occasion arises, just stamp an appropriate sentiment inside...Happy Birthday, Thank You, goes with almost anything. Hope your week is off to a great start!!!

Saturday, June 11, 2011


Back to share the last of the new cling sets...this one features a new character, Henry the Hedgehog:

The pattern that comes with this set is for a gift box that can hold either a candy bar or a gift of's what it looks like from the outside (you can personalize it with someone's name on the tag):

Open the box up to reveal Henry...surprise!!!

Here's a view of Henry holding flowers and a gift of money:

Hope you enjoyed seeing our 4 new sets...I'll try to better about posting more regularly!! Until next time...have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Friends Cling Set

Our third new cling stamp set is called "Friends"...

Now that I figured out how to animate my pictures...I had fun with the photos below (I promise I'll stop after this). The project included in the "Friends" Set is for a card with a sliding shoji screen door. Move your mouse over the photos to see the door open and close:

The pattern calls for the door to have cut-out panes...but, as I was making the pattern I could actually hear some of you groaning at the thought of cutting out all those rectangular, here's a shortcut:

I just cut out one big panel in each of the doors...I used the bamboo stamp in white Staz-On ink on vellum can use your mouse to open and close these doors too!!

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each "Friends" stamp set will be donated to relief efforts in Japan...I'll keep you updated on that!!

Fun Trip Cling Set

Today I'm back to share the project in our new "Fun Trip" cling stamp set:

With summer comes a lot of trips and family's a card to send someone off on a grand time:

I was experimenting a little, if you move your mouse over the image you'll see this card in action!! I also did this card as a birthday card. I think it's always harder to make a card for a boy...but, I think this would do the trick:

Just in case you were wondering....I didn't animate this second card (thought I didn't see you try, right?). Well...thanks for stopping by today...check back tomorrow for another project!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

New Cling Sets

It sure has been awhile since my last has been a bit of a blur this year, but I'm back and here to share some new stuff!! I've just come out with 4 new cling stamp sets, and here they are:

Sunny Days Set

Fun Trip Set

Friends Set

Hello Set

Each cling stamp set comes with a pattern and directions to make a project...I'll be back over the next week to share each of the 4 projects. Today, I have a card that comes in the Sunny Days set. Here's what the outside of the card looks like:

Open it up to show a 3-D beach/pool scene....just in time for summer!!

A glass of ice cold pink lemonade sounds really good right about now!!! See you later with the rest of the projects!!