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Thursday, January 31, 2013

"For the Love of Tea"

The tea swap theme for this month is "For the Love of Tea" and here's my interpretation:
By now, my dear partner, Brenda, will have received her card and I can share it with you.
I went  back to my roots with a paperpieced, pen stitched teapot card and tea holder.  Sorry, I neglected to take a picture inside of the holder but it holds 2 tea bags and some daisy embellishments.
The pattern for this card is from papercraft inspirations.  I thought I'd use the metals since they have been in my stash like forever!  Daisy flower punch, sun punch, rhinestones, free-hand heart, MM metal leaves and MM metal frame.  Unknown brand stamp and stickles.
A picture of the inside of the card.
Fun and different!!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Wedding/Bridal Shower Card

Remember the shower favors I made last week?  Here is the matching wedding/bridal shower card I made.

I created this card before, but just changed up the colors and added pearls to the dress.  The original idea came from Lynn Pratt at stampndesign.  Such a beautiful design and easy to make!!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Swap Card Share

I did this card for a local swap group that I am in for January. Theme was "Thank You." I drew my inspiration from a similar card on Pinterest.
Paper, stamp, ink and pearls are all CTMH. Butterfly punches are Martha Stewart.. Hexagon die is by Sizzix. Enjoy!


Friday, January 25, 2013

LO Share - 2007

Yes, I have been terrible about finishing up both of my kids senior photos.  I think I got too many (is that possible)?   This is my DS.   I love using flowers on his layouts (when it works).  
Paper is Crate Paper.   Enjoy!


Thursday, January 24, 2013

LO Share - Grad 2010

I finally am getting around to posting some layouts that I've done recently. This is one of my DD's grad photos. I struggled with this layout as I kept wanting to put pretty patterned paper that just did not work with the books background of the photo. So I finally decided to go black/white and I'm happy with the results. Thanks to my friend, Kristin F, for the dollie, fresh from Red Snapper restaurant in Surfside, Texas.   Thanks to my other friend, Angie B. for the cool frame she cut for me!


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Card Contest

At the Scraptabulous crop I attended on Saturday, they had a card contest where they dumped a bunch of supplies the leaders had from workshops or scraps.   The participants were to make a card just from those supplies.  We could use our own stamps or punches, but we couldn't add anything - paper, embellishments, etc.     Below is my card.   I won the contest!  Yeah!
If you are in the Houston area, go to this blog for more info about the Scraptabulous Crops.  Enjoy!   Karen

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Petal Cone Die Bridal Gown Favor

I've been working on wedding shower favors.  The idea originally came from Pinterest but it didn't have a link to give credit to.  I have since google searched and discovered the idea came from the talented Lisa Young here.  She gave a tutorial on it; check it out!

I used the SU Petal Cone die (another project completed with this die!!!), Cutterbug Textile embossing folder, white sheer ribbon, Sizzix circle die, Nestibility Heart, Daisy D Congratulations stamp, Minipetals McGill Punch and pearl beads.

We stuffed the favors with Silver Hershey Chocolate Kisses and the Turquoise Hershey Cookies & Creme flavored Kisses.  Here are the 40 favors all completed and waiting for the event.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Open Call for January's Tea Swap

It's the first tea swap of 2013!  If you wish to join our little tea swap, here is the information:

Requirements: 2 tea bags in a handmade card mailed to your partner by January 30.

Optional color for January Tea Swap:  Red and White
Optional theme for January Tea Swap:  "For the love of TEA"  (Get out all your Tea stamps and embellishments!!!)

Card can be blank OR you can write a note in it. Your choice!

If you are interested, email me no later than January 17 with the following information:

1) your name
2) mailing address
3) email address
4) likes/dislikes/allergies (re tea type)
5) Loose tea okay? Y/N
6) blog (if any)
7) If you are willing to swap international or US ONLY

ALL tea swappers must send me the above information!
I will send a group email with the partner list by January 19.  Teas must be mailed out by January 30

Drop me a line today if you are interested!

Responsible swappers only, PLEASE!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

It's here, It's here, it's FINALLY Here!!!

I've waited for almost a year for this baby!!! I've been looking around for soooo long, patiently looking for the best deal!  AND WHY oh why is shipping to Hawaii so expensive? Can't it fit in a flat rate box!!!

I've done the research for at least a year....  Want to know what the best paper trimmer for all around paper crafting!!!???

It's the Rotatrim Mastercut Professional rotary trimmer, baby!!  And Amazon FINALLY got it in stock.  I couldn't believe my luck when they FINALLY got it in!  I've scrimped and saved and patiently (or should I say impatiently) waited for the best deal!!  Just as I was going to pay the eventual expensive shipping cost, Amazon got it in!!!!  Why get the Chevy when you can get the Porsche, right?  Shipping to Hawaii would have cost me at least $68.00.  It came with free shipping!  Amazon is DA BEST!!!
Here it is all set up for cutting all the mini album kits, just in time!!  Now I no longer have to hear Byron say . ". . tsk, tsk, tsk.  Soooo crooked!!"  :o)  Check out the reviews.  Of course, mine is only a 12" because that's all I could fit on the table.  That I'm still as happy as can be.  I'm still on cloud nine and can't believe I've finally got mine!!!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Bird Song Mini Album Class

Here is a sneak peak of the BEAUTIFUL Bird Song Mini Album Class scheduled for Saturday, January 26, (1:00 - 3:00 pm).  The new location for classes will be at A Place in Time - 1079 Liku Street - Kailua.  At this time, there are only a couple spots available.  If you wish to attend, call Bill at:  1-808-261-2882.

Please bring the following items to class:

Very strong type of adhesive to bind the album (Aleene's Tacky glue, Sobo glue or Terrifically Tacky Tape)
You may use another type of adhesive of your choice to adhere the inside of the album (i.e. tape runner or other quick adhesive).
Scoring tool of your choice (Scor-Pal, Fiskars Scoring Blade or other)
bone scoring tool
paper trimmer
Border punch of your choice. (I used EK Success Flourish Scroll)

Here is a picture of the border punch I used in the sample.

The border punch you choose MUST punch through Bazzil Cardstock!!

Oops, I almost forgot:  The cost of this class is $28.00.  Hope to see you there!!!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Save the Date!

Announcing BIRD SONG!!!

It's January and time to start the classes up again.  I picked up the ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS paper this weekend.  Please mark your calendars for a Mini Album class scheduled for Saturday, January 26 from 1:30p to 3:30p.  I haven't figured out the cost for the class yet so please stay tuned.  I will post a sneak peak as soon as soon as I've finished with the project.

More info?  Classes will be in Kailua near The Shack and Ben Franklin (address will be provided later).  Reservations will be taken by calling Bill at 261-2882.  I will be teaching a class once a month on the last Saturday of each month.  We will try out the new time and see if I need to adjust it later.

Stay tuned and looking forward to seeing you soon!!!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Aviary Thank You Cards

Stamping Up's Aviary stamp set  is one of those sets that I just had to have when I first saw it.  
Decided they would make cute thank you cards:

 I bought a spool of this cool Diamond Ribbon at the trade show earlier this year and added them on the cards.  Ben Franklin also carries them.

 The foam flower is cut from a QK die and the leaves are from the 3-leaf thumb punch.

 Another blue set.

Coral set.

 and a pink set.

 This one I was playing around to see what it would look like with an embossed background.

and the inside of the card.  I made about a dozen pretty fast.  Now to journal and send out my thank you's!

Thank YOU for stopping by!