Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Coaster Tile gifts

Hey there! I had a few more stone tiles that I didn't want to pack up 'un-done', so I made a few sets of coasters as gifts. I have some occasions coming up that would work just perfect for!

These are so fun to make and so easy too! The hardest part is picking out the design! To seal the craft ink I embossed them with clear embossing powder and popped them in the oven. You may be able to see the shine to the images.

Here are the two designs:

Stamp Set: Great Friend (Occasions mini)
Ink: ALL CRAFT: Creamy Caramel, Old Olive, Ruby Red
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder

Stamp Set:
Fifth Avenue Floral, Botanical Blooms (SAB)
Ink: ALL CRAFT: Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder

On the back of each coaster I attached some sticky sided cork board. I found this at Hobby Lobby and cut it so it was slightly smaller than the tile. You could also use the small round or square pieces too if you wanted.

Here is how I packaged them up. I wrapped them with ribbon (that I also found at Hobby Lobby). Stampin' Up! doesn't have the organza ribbon and I think that looks the best wrapped around the coasters. I like that the ribbon doesn't cover up the images on the tile.

So - anyone interested in a tile class? I would love to help you make super cute gifts for your friends and family. You could personalize them with initials like the ones I did here for Christmas. Contact me if you want me to hold a coaster class!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patty's Day

Okay, so I'm not Irish, I don't really like green, and I can't see investing in a St. Patrick's Day stamp set. So....where does that leave me for a work treat? Luckily, I like hearts, and if you take four of them, and arrange them with the points facing in, you are left with a 4 leaf clover....! What a novel idea. And what candy would be better than a peppermint patty? None! So here are the treats for the work peeps....

Side view of the yummy chocolate! Make sure that you use a glue dot to adhere to the chocolate so that it stays!

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Stamp Set: NONE
Cardstock: Glorious Green, Summer Sun, Whisper White
Accessories: Glue dots, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, Paper Piercer

Monday, March 16, 2009

I'm turning into my mother?

This stamp makes me laugh! I don't know that I am turning into my mother yet....not that it would be a bad thing because she is a great lady. And I think when I send this to her, so is going to LAUGH! She has been going through a rough time lately, and this might be just the thing to perk her up. I mean, really, who doesn't glitter perk up?? :)

(This is a stamp set offered in the Occasions mini, and is part of the sneak peak!)

I used a sketch for this one - SC116. Always a great way to get an idea for a layout!

I really like the way this turned out, and just love these colors together. I used my Color Coach to get the color combination - that thing never does me wrong! A great tool to have if you are having trouble coming up with a color scheme!!

Can you see on the Pixie Pink there are some versa-marked flowers from Botanical Blooms? Hope you are enjoying the sneak peak for the Occasions mini....more to come!

Card Recipe:
Stamp Set: Eight Great Greetings (Occasions Mini), Botanical Blooms (SAB)
Ink: Basic Black, Versamark
Cardstock: Pixie Pink, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Accessories: Delicate Dots Designer Paper (SAB), Certainly Celery Ribbon (SAB), Brads, Pink Fine Cosmo Glitter, Dimensionals

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Easter Card #1

Stampin' Up! has given us a sneak peak for their Occasions Mini Catalog. And boy is it awesome! There are some FABULOUS stamp sets in there that I just couldn't wait to get my hands on. You can find the sneak peak items here. The items they are 'sneak-peaking' are to help you get ready for Easter. The entire catalog will be available April 1st. If you need a copy of it, please let me know!

So I thought I would sit down and creat the Easter card we send out to our family. I made 3 different versions. This is the 1st (I decided to send out #3), and #2 will be made in April club. All are using the same color scheme, just mixed up!

The bunny is from Eight Great Greetings, which is in the Occasions Mini. Pretty straight forward - LOVE the colors! :)

Just love the little bunny holding all the eggs! Reminds me of the time my sis and I colored hard-boiled eggs and she told me the pink dye was did NOT taste good.

Card Recipe:
Stamp Set: Eight Great Greetings (Occasions Mini)
Ink: Basic Black, So Saffron, Regal Rose, Bashful Blue, Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery
Cardstock: Regal Rose, Bashful Blue, Confetti White, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Delicate Dots Designer Paper (SAB), Dimensionals, So Saffron Ribbon (SAB), Scallop Edge Punch, Crop-a-dile, Corner Rounder Punch