February 27, 2013

Spring is Here!!

Well, at least I wish it was here and with these temps climbing... and trees blooming everywhere... it really feels like Spring.  I had seen a frame the Kristeen Gill made that is amazing.... so, I had to make my own and I used hers for the inspiration.  Thank you Kristeen!!! 

This is a regular table top 8x10 opening frame and I used the new Spring Sampler stamp set, some bling and 3 punches to make all the little squares.  It was so fast I could not believe it.

I really enjoyed making it and hope you like it too. 

All supplies used are Stampin'Up! Unless otherwise stated and available for purchase here.
Supplies used:  8x10 frame from anywhere.
From the Spring Catalog: (Available through May 31st) 
Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Series Papers - pg 28
Spring Sampler stamp set - pg23
Designer Build a Brads - pg 12
From Annual Catalog: (Available through May 31st, 2013)
Cardstock in (Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Marina Mist, Lucky Limeade adn Daffodil Delight) pgs 153 - 156
Punches: Square 1 3/8, 1" and Postage Stamp pgs - 182 - 183
Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack: I used the flower and cirlce (build a brad center) ones pg 183
Markers and Ink Pads in the same color assortment and Basic Grey pg 153 - 156
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter for bling pg 158
2 way glue pen for bling pg 177
Snail tape runner pg 177
Dimensional foam dots for dimension pg 177
Glue Dots for Flower buttons pg 177
Crystal effects for depth on jelly beans pg177
Flower Buttons - coorinating colors on pg 176
Rhinestone and Pearl jewels for letters and flowers on pg 175
Alphabe Die (retired) by Sizzix for Stampin'Up!
Chevron embossing folder for flags pg 189
Thanks for looking.  Until next time...

February 19, 2013

Our Easter Tree

Alina and I had gone to a craft store looking for a tree to hang these adorable 1" figurines... well, to our disapointment.. they wanted like 30 to 40 dollars for a bare tree!!! Not!!!  So, I bought some wire, floral tape and some cute spring flowers, moss and filler and had at it.  Alina and I came up with this weeping willow of sorts that in person is much more adorable.  We picked the clay pot and stuck it to the tray,filled with moss and added flowers cut and reposititioned to look like miniature flowers... some easter eggs and we even added a nest in the tree with 3 colored eggs in it. 

Soooo much cuter than anything I've seen in the stores.  Woo Hoo!!!  We are getting ready for Spring!!  I love it!  TFL.

Click on pic to get a close up!

A House with a Heart

I have a ton of these little homes that Stampin'Up! has still for sale for a bargain in their Clearance Rack here and Alina and I decided to make our Valentine's Day Home with lots of Hearts. 

I created a base for it using one of the grey chipboard inserts that may come with cardstock or designer papers.. anyway, I cut it to 8.5 x 9... and added some faux paving stones with SU's marvelous sponge daubers (little circle shaped sponges) that I added Grey, Soft Suede and Early Espresso Ink to give it some depth... then cut out some Certainly Celery for the Grass.. highlighted it around the edges and center to create some more depth and added the tiniest of heart flowers on the lawn... Can you see them?  The are the cutouts from the storm panels around the windows.... oh, and I also glued some to the twine around the door... my version of a trellis vine with little tiny bleeding hearts....   The base holds my battery compartment for the lights.  Had to affix it to something. 

So many details on this home... the little lights I added around the outer frame of the house... the lamps lit in  the windows as well as the the Door light... the curtains made from the silky Crumb cake tulle that I got from the holiday mini.  Then all the heart punches and dies I used to decorate the outside of the house itself.  Well.. you know... it all coordinates with the "More Amore" designer paper that is currently available for sale in the Spring Catalog.  I adhered it real easy with the Adhesive Sheets that  SU sells as well.  My newest best friend... Adhesive sheets!! YAY!!

I traced the shape of the home on the adhesive sheet and the papers and cut them out...stuck the adhesive to the house and then the paper to the adhesive and viola!  Nice and clean.  I added the Picket fence using SU's Designer Rosette die ".. which makes a huge fan flower and I just cut it to size for the fence and adhered with dimensionals (foam dots).

The Roof was made from Blushing Bride Quilted ribbon that I adhered with the Adhesive sheets as well.. made the job a lot easier and then laid them across and under... tucked in nicely once I stuck the roof down.

Next up will be my Spring Home for Easter...

February 07, 2013

Valentine's is here...

And as usual... I'm busy figuring out what to make for Alina's class... there are 33 kids (2 classes combined) and 4 teachers + about 4 daycare ladies... so... been busy with cards and goodies.

Here are my 33 treats and one of the cards I made... I love this stamp set ... it's one of my fav's.

Pretty little girl and loving the honey comb embossing folder and More Amore Designer Papers... wait til you see the house I decorated with the papers... will try to finish tonight or tomorrow. 
All products are Stampin'Up! unless stated.