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May 2011

BBQ Recipe Case and Invitation

Seriously I cannot believe it is the end of May!  This month has been a whirlwind.  We got back from the SU! Alaska cruise on Friday and what a fun and fabulous trip!  We have been so busy that I have not even downloaded my pictures yet-I know that is crazy!  Our son flew back from Chicago and spent a few days with us and we picked him up after getting off the big boat.   It was so wonderful to have him  with us again.  Hope that helps to explain my lack of postings the last few days. 

Here's the last project for the month of May from Craft Project Central.


Don't you love it?  This great project was designed by Anne Marie.  I am definitely going to make this one.   The recipe holder is really clever and her directions are great!  I am thinking of making  this for my son  with a few of his favorite recipes since he will be moving in to his first "real" apartment soon.  I can think of a lot of different occasions that this would be perfect for. Go  to Craft Project Central and sign up for the month of May. 

Alaska Mini Scrapbook

We were given the names of our tablemates for dinner on the Stampin'Up! cruise to Alaska.  I wanted to make them something they could use to help remember their trip.  Here's is what I came up with.

Alaska mini book

The lettering is the  Timeless Type Medium Sizzlit die for the Big Shot.  The letters are cut from the Red Glimmer Paper that was first featured in the Occasions Mini Catalog and is still available for purchase.

Alaska mini book2

The left hand side is a pocket and the stamped image is from the Travel Log stamp set.  I used a combination of the Newsprint DSP and the Love Letter DSP.

  Alaska mini book3

I hope they will like it and be able to use it to remember our cruise to Alaska!  If you would like to make one of these mini scrapbooks let me know I would love to organize a class to teach this project.  We could meet at your house or at mine just let me know you are interested and I will work out the rest of the details!

Post-It-Note Holder and Cards

Ready for another pretty and practical gift idea? 

We all use Post-It-Notes and this holder is perfect to tuck into your purse.  I love that you can use the same supplies and  have a coordinating set of cards too!  This great set was designed by Jill for Craft Project Central.    Want all the details on how to make this fun project?  Well, just go here and sign up for the month of May and you will receive access to all the great projects.  It really is a steal of a deal at just $10 for the month.

Paper Daisies and the Brights Patterns DSP pack

Here's another bright and cheery card for you.  I love the crispness of white and turquoise with  a little Daffodil Delight thrown in for good measure.

  010 copy

Are you wondering which die I used to cut out the flowers?  Trick question because I did not use a die.  The daisies are frome the Paper Daisies pack (page 188) and  are a great buy.  You  get 4 different sizes of daisies in one pack and 10 of each size!  I added a Boho Blossom punched flower from Daffodil Delight Patterns DSP pack and then the Turquoise Glimmer Brad.  I did a little stamping using the flower from the Bold Blossom stamp set in White Craft ink and then ran it through using the Perfect Polka Dots TIEF.  Craft ink takes a little longer to dry so either set it aside and let it dry or you can also dry it with your heat gun.  Don't be impatient like me otherwise your TIEF will have white craft ink flowers on it like mine does.  I like to think of it as my way of embellishing my TIEF folders! 



Pretty Postage and Stationery Box

Need a great gift idea?  Here's one that would delight both you and anyone who is lucky enough to receive it!

Pretty Postage Stationery Box

If you want all the measurements and directions on how to make this great project that Tammy designed,  go to Craft Project Central and subscribe to May.  Make sure you make an extra one cause you will want to keep one for yourself!

Happy Greetings and Butterflies

It has been so beautiful here the past few days.  Anyone visiting would not believe that just a few days ago it was pouring rain.  I hope this means that spring is really here, I have been fooled before.  All the sunshine and blue skies has definitely influenced my stamping, right now I am all about bright colors.

StampsHappy Greetings stamp set
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White,  Brights Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack,
Big Shot: Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Perfect Polka Dot TIEF
Punches:  Square Scallop punch
Ribbon: Daffodil Delight Tafffeta Ribbon
Bling: Basic Rhinestones
(bold and italicized items are in the Summer mini catalog)

Hope it is sunny where you are and if you haven't seen the Summer mini catalog drop me a line and I will make sure you get one.

Father's Day Card and Cologne Box

Father's Day is less than a month away! Don't panic here's a great gift and card set to give to your special dad.

Fathers Day Cologne Box & Card
What a great idea Joanna had when she designed this project!  If you want to learn how to make this project and all the other Craft Central Projects I have been sharing this month click here.  When you  subscribe   you will receive tutorials for all the projects for the month.   This is such a bargain at just $10 a month. 

Greenhouse Gala Keepsake Box

I am just loving all the great project ideas I have been getting from Craft Project Central!  Hold on cause here comes another one!

Greenhouse Gala Keepsake Box

This box is certainly pretty enough to to be the gift itself!  The creator of this great project is Deanna.  Go to Craft Project Central and subscribe to May to get all the details on how you can make this beautifl box and card.

Craft Project Central Blog Candy Winner!

Sorry I am a little late announcing whose name was drawn to receive a free month  to Craft Project Central.    I had my designated picker pick a number and the number belonged to Debbie.   Debbie please send me an email and we will coordinate getting you your free month of Craft Project Central.  Thanks everyone for leaving a comment and I hope to have another giveaway soon! 

Strawberry Gift Set

Summer is coming and that means strawberry season. There's nothing like our local strawberries and today's Craft Project Central  will certainly get you in the mood for some sweet berries.

Strawberry Gift Set

This berry beautiful project was created by Nelia.   Totally sweet gift ideas!  If you want to receive all the tutorials to the fantastic  Craft Project Central projects I have been showcasing just click here and  subscribe for the month of May.  You also have until 6 pm Pacific time today ( Tuesday 3/17)  to leave a comment on this blog post to be entered into the drawing for a free subscription to Craft  Project Central for the month of May.  Please  leave me a comment cause I would love to give you the gift of all these wonderful stamping ideas and tutorials.