Tuesday, September 30, 2008

SBS Frames

Part of the fun of the Shoebox Swap was making an altered item for a door prize. I bought a few white frames the last time I was at Ikea and thought we would use them in the girls bedroom, and I got a few extras to put in that bottomless project drawer. Well, none of them are in the girls room yet, but I was inspired enough to cover them with Bella Rose dsp and use the coordinating card stock to create a mat. I think they came out very cute. I found the little silk sticky flowers in the bridal section of JoAnns and I think it accents the soft Pink Pirouette roses nicely.


Stamps: NONE
Paper: Bella Rose dsp, Pink Pirouette cs, Kiwi Kiss cs, Whisper White cs
Accessories: White silk stick on flowers

I also included a bottle of assorted white Prima flowers, but decided I needed to dress those up a little too, so I packaged them in this little popcorn box I cut using my Tags Bags Boxes and More cartridge for my Cricut Expressions. Sorry, i don't remember the name of this dsp, it was some really old Stampin' Up! paper I had in my collection.

Monday, September 29, 2008

My First Shoe Box Swap

I went to my first SCS Shoe Box Swap this weekend and had so much fun. I can't believe I was able to get everything prepared just 3 weeks after having a baby. I will be showing you projects over the next few days.

So I had my card layout all ready by Tuesday night. I was quite impressed with myself. I just needed an embellishment to go in the right corner. First I thought a flower would look good, so I went out and bought some white paper flowers and used my reinker to color them Red Riding Hood. They came out great, but I couldn't find anything to put in the center that I liked. Then on Friday I was looking at the gallery on SCS and was inspired by my friend Kathy's (BeadFreak22) card and decided to use a jumbo paperclip and add the flower. For even more guidance I went back and looked at a paperclip that Kath had sent me quite a while ago when we were first getting to know each other. Thank You Kath. I happened to find one paperclip in my drawer and then decided that I would stop at the store on my way to the Swap and get a box. Well, it just happens that they were out of single boxes silver jumbo paperclips, so I had to get a 5 pack. I now have enough jumbo paperclips to keep me well supplied the rest of my stamping life. I am sure you will be seeing paperclips on quite a few upcoming projects and I will be sending a few with ever RAK. If you have any other ideas of how to reduce my supply, let me know.

This was my project with the directions I included in my shoe box.

Bella Rose Monkey
• Stamp Monkey image on large white rectangle using Brilliance Coffee Bean ink set aside to dry
• Stamp cupcake image on small white rectangle Brilliance Coffee Bean ink set aside to dry
• Fold Close to Cocoa cs along score line
• Attach large rectangle of dsp to Red Riding Hood card stock
• Attach Red Riding Hood panel to lower right of card front
• Attach small rectangle of dsp to Kiwi Kiss card stock
• Use adhesive along top, bottom and left side of Kiwi Kiss panel only, leaving an open pocket along right side
Create Paper Clip

Creating Paper Clip

• Cover front of small chip board flower with small Bella Rose dsp flower (one small dot of Mono Multi Glue on each petal works well for complete coverage.)
• Cover front and back of one large chipboard flower with Red Riding Hood card stock
• Cover back of second large chipboard flower with Red Riding Hood card stock.
• Cover front of second large chipboard flower with Bella Rose dsp.
• Fold ribbon in half and attach to back of cs covered flower
• Apply Red Sticky Strip over ribbon flower and on back of large dsp flower
• Create flower sandwhich
o Ribbon Flower
o Paper Clip (open end)
o Large dsp Flower
• Attach small flower to large dsp covered chipboard flower.

• Use markers to color monkey and cupcake images stamped earlier
• Attach monkey image to small Red Riding Hood panel
• Attach monkey to center of Kiwi Kiss panel
• Cut out cupcake
• Attach to monkey paw using dimensional
• Use Yellow Stickles on candle flame
• Apply Stardust Stickles to pink frosting on cupcake
• Slide flower paper clip onto the right side of the Kiwi Kiss panel

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Thank You Baby

Ok, I know it has been nearly 2 months since I posted last, but I have a VERY good excuse.

Yes, that is me holding my new little Peanut, which I seem to be doing a lot in the evenings. I swear, I don't remember having to hold my other two this much, but those early days are such a blur I really don't remember anything.

I do want to say Thank You to all my cyber friends for the love and support you have shown my family and I recently. I can't believe the kindness we have experienced from so many people that we have never met irl.

Card Details

Stamps: By Ones and By Twos
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
Paper: So Saffron, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, PTI White
Accessories: Swiss Dots CB Folder, Copic Markers