Sunday, October 31, 2010

Royal Blog Tour Name the Paths Game Clues #2 and #3

Hi Everyone!
I have not been able to upload a picture since Saturday so for the rest of the game clues please click on the link to the left and go directly to the Royal Blog Tour Blog, click on the Jester Play and see the clue for each day. Do this each day until Friday and then complete the contest form and submit.

Thanks for coming by,


Saturday, October 30, 2010

Heather Summers' Pre Regionals Event Make-N-Take projects

Wow! It seems like forever since I have posted and I guess it has been..... I have been getting ready for the Royal Blog tour and ran away for a long weekend with some friends then had to catch up again so I haven't been doing nothing. I just realized that I had not posted these projects that we made at Heather Summers' Pre Regionals Event. We all received the Tiny Tea Cup stamp and all the make-n-takes were centered around this stamp. It can be found in the current Idea Book and Catalogue on page 20. 
 These are all the projects together. As you can see they all use the same products.

Stamp: Tiny Tea Cup

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Paper: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Deck the Halls DSP

Accessories: 1/4 " Gros Grain Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke Seam Binding, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Scalloped Circle Punch, Round Tab Punch, Sweet Treat Cup, Candy Wrapper Die, Big Shot, Coffee Beans, Chocolate covered Spoon, Hot Chocolate pkg, Tea bag, treats for the candy wrapper box.

This cute project is a gift card holder. Below you can see the inside.

............ a cute hot chocolate holder.

The candy wrapper die ........this holds a few Kisses or I have 2 mini sized chocolate bars in it.

A chocolate covered stirring spoon for the hot chocolate.

Here are my name tag, the tag that was on my goodie bag and a small bag made from the Big Shot Pennant die; this held the Baby Steps stamp, it was a prize that I won. As you can see these all had the Deck the Halls fabric incorporated in them.

Hope you enjoyed looking at these projects.

Thank you for stopping by. Make sure you check back evey day this week as I will be posting a new clue for the Jester's game over at the Royal Blog Tour blog.


Royal Blog Tour Countdown!!

To plat click on the Royal Blog Tour icon on the upper left side of this post and you will be taken to the Royal Blog Tour blog where you will find the Jester play button. Collect all the clues and then on Friday fill out the entry form and submit it. GOOD LUCK!!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Thanksgiving Treats

 I took these Reeces Pieces sticks for favors to our family Thanksgiving dinner. Our nephew had a great time passing them out.

I used :
Stamp set: A Day of Gratitude (love this set)
Inks: Cajun Craze, Old Olive and More Mustard
Paper: Autumn Spice DSP and Very Vanilla
Accessories: Scalloped circle punch and the 1 1/4 inch circle punch, 1x8 clear bags, Reeces Pieces, M&M's and Stampin'Dimensionals
 This was one of the make and takes we did at regionals in Hamilton, I filled the bag with a dozen nuggets that had DSP wrapped around them and gave them to our hostess as a thank you. The supplies are:

Stamp set: A Day of Gratitude (current Holiday mini)
Inks: Cajun Craze, River Rock
Paper: Autumn Spice DSP, Cajun Craze and Very Vanilla
Accessories: Adhesive, small clear bag, Linen thread, nuggets, Very Vanilla Taffeta ribbon, Decorative Label punch from the Holiday mini and a Stampin'dimensional.

A look inside! Yummm!

Thanks for visiting.


Friday, October 15, 2010

Royal Blog tour

As some of you may have noticed I am participating in the upcoming Royal Blog Tour. This is a first for me but my projects are ready to go so I'm really excited. In the meantime I invite you to go on over the the Royal Blog Tour site and try your hand at the Jester games.

Good Luck!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

More roses

 I wanted to see how much bigger the roses made with the Island Floral Bigshot die were.
The original post can be found here:

Here are the results:

This picture shows the difference in the two sizes.

Hope this inspires you to experiment as well.

Thanks for stopping by,


Saturday, October 2, 2010

More Challenge projects.....

I continued to play all day; while doing my laundry. I was able to complete 6 of the 8 challenges that Christina issued during the day. The first 2 being featured in the previous post.

Challenge#3 was to make a Christmas card and #5 was to make a gift card or a gift tag. These are my submissions for these two challenges:
 This card uses Always Artichoke Cardstock for the card base The DSP is Desk the Halls from the new Holiday Mini. The image is from Bells and Boughs also found in the mini. I stamped it on Crumb Cake then colored it with my Stampin'write markers and highlighted the holly berries with Illuminate Smooch Top Coat
The sentiment, also from Bells and Boughs was stamped in Early Esspresso on Crumb Cake Punched out with Scalloped Oval, then a Cherry Cobbler Wide Oval and the new Decorative label in Always Artichoke. Finally some Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding to anchor everything.

 When Challenge 5 was to make a gift tag or gift card. I couldn't resist using my Big Shot and my two tags die to make this gift card insert. I used the same DSP as is on the front of the card and two real red glimmer brads to pick up the red in the paper. The sentiment is from the set Just Believe
 Well I figured that was cheating so I made this cute little tag to match It is actually Cherry Cobbler for the base but the camera really made it look like a purple. Again I used Deck the Halls DSP and a Real Red Glimmer Brad. The sentiment comes again from Just Believe and I used a stamped off image of the holly from the Bells and Boughs set. The ribbon is the 1/8th inch Very Vanilla ribbon that has been colored with my Always Artichoke marker
 The inside is from the Tags 'til Christmas set from the Holiday mini inked in Always Artichoke and then I went in with my Early Esspresso marker and colored the pine cone; I used the Decorative Label Punch to punch it out and adhered to the inside of the tag.
Very Simple
 Challenge #6 was to make a card with a fall image or stamp on it. Fall to me; living in the north east; means falling leaves and Thanksgiving. In Canada we celebrate our Thanksgiving in October. I went directly for my Autumn Splendor set. I used sponge daubers to add the colors ( Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Sift Suede and Old Olive) directly to the stamp randomly. The center leaf was stamped first and then I masked it and stamped the others in the same manner. This is a one layer card with the exception of the sentiment. I used a mask of the Pinking Heart border punch and sponged Cajun Craze Ink onto the top and the bottom of the card. The sentiment comes from A Day of Gratitude, stamped in Cajun Craze and punched out with the wide oval punch then placed on a Cajun Craze Decorative Label punch which was all popped up on dimensionals. The acorns were stamped off after being colored with More Mustard and Soft Suede markers.
It's really pretty in real life though as an after though I would have left off the acorns.

Challenge #7 was to make a birthday card but we were not allowed to use the Happy Birthday sentiment. I Love the Wordplay set so that is where I went. I stamped Wish Big in Real red on Very Vanilla then placed it on a circle made from 2 Round Tab punches in Old Olive that were cris-crossed, this was all placed on the 2 3/8th inch scalloped circle punch in Tempting Turquoise. The card base is Tempting Turquoise with some DSP from Play Date set, Old Olive satin ribbon and a punched scalloped border of Real Red created from the Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch.I finished it off with Rhinestones that dot the "I" in wish and at the bottom of the card. (opps! I see they are not straight, ugh! Those suckers stick so well I can't even fix it with out tearing the paper)

Well I think this is a lot of  playing for one day, I hope you enjoyed my creations.

Thank you for visiting.


Think Pink!

I have been playing along with Christina over at Creations with Christina today. She has many challenges for World Card Making Day. What an excuse to play! LOL
This is a card I made to go along with the first 2 challenges she has issued for the day. The first challenge was a sketch and the second was to make a pink card. So here's my offering for these.
I used Blushing Bride ink, cardstock, DSP and ribbon, Stamped the image and sentiment from THE Because I care set, I used the 21/2 inch circle and the modern label punches, and lastly I colored two of the new half pearls with the Blushing Bride marker and added them to the sentiment.
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Long Stem Roses!

I have been playing with the 3D flower ideas that are out there and had made the roses from the fancy flower punch. They are lovely but as they sat there on my desk I thought that they looked so real surely I could make them with a stem. So........
I love how they look.
I've added a small scalloped oval leaf that has been double punched to get the right shape.
 They are built on a wooden skewer and then wrapped with floral tape I then glue one of the small flowers from the Boho blossom punch to the underside of the flowers.I punch a small hole in it then slide it up the stem and glue it in place.

These were all made with the directions from this Youtube video: (no longer available, thanks, Jenna!)

Try these:
I built them on the end of the skewer instead of having them sitting flat. I didn't have to cut the bottoms off of the pieces either because they were wrapped around the skewer; instead I used a standard hole punch (1/4 inch) to punch a hole in the center of the paper piece so it would fit around the skewer easily.
I hope you like my flowers that will never fade.

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