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March 2012

Happy Easter Chick revised

Just a quick post to show you a revision of the Happy Easter Chick card I posted this morning.   The only thing I added was some Perfect Polka Dot TIEF on the card base.

Revised happy chick dots out

What do you think, does it look better?  I also did another revision adding a little dotted texture to the inside of the oval.  I am posting that to my Facebook page.  Go and check that out too and see if I should just leave it alone or if the dots make a difference.  Let me know! 

Happy Easter Chick

Good morning!  Have you gone  to Craft Project Central  for your free tutorial?  If you have not, please read this post and get all the details.  

I am a little hesitant to show you this card because  I think it is missing something but I cannot figure out what it is yet.  Maybe I need to use my favorite TIEF and add some polka dot texture.  Just not sure what it needs.  

Paper punch chick

What do you think?  I will make another one and post it and you let me know if it is an improvement or not.  Here's what I used to make this card.

Stamps: Delightful Dozen, Best of Everything
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Basic Black marker
Paper:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango DSP from the Brights Patterns DSP stack, Peach Parfait DSP from the  In Color Patterns DSP stack, Daffodil Delight CS, Peach Parfait CS, Early Espresso CS, chipboard from the DSP packaging
Punches: 1 3/4" Circle, Bird Builder, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Boho Blossom
Big Shot:  Frames, Oval Scallop, Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive sheets
Ribbon: Daffodil Delight Seam Binding ribbon ( sneak peek item, it will be available for purchase in April and also in the next catalog)
Extras: Basic Rhinestones

Have a crafty day and let me know if you have any questions.

Lucky You!

Thanks for coming by!  Today I have a special treat for you from Craft Project Central.  Spread a little St. Patrick’s Day cheer with this fun project!  You can dress up your fireplace mantle or any shelf or wall in your home with this "lucky" St. Patrick’s Day banner.  Then make the cute little "Pot O’ Gold" to add to your Green Day display!  And, of course, some gold-wrapped Rolos make the perfect little treat to put in your pot!

Lucky-Banner-&-Pot-O'-GoldIsn't it adorable? I think this banner would bring good luck to anyone who makes it!   Well the good luck starts here!  Craft Project Central is giving you the tutorial created by Julie to make your own banner and pot of gold....wait for it....FREE!   All you have to do is GO HERE and click on the link under Julie's picture and all the details are there to make this lucky project.

Go and check it out and while you are there be sure to look at the Sketch Challenge.  The sketch is a fun one so join in the challenge.  

CPC Elegant Bird Scrapbook Tin

I cannot believe I did not post this project earlier.  All I can say is that it has been a heck of a past few days.  So without further delay here is an elegant project designed by Laurie for Craft Project Central.  

Elegant Bird Scrapbook Tin
This is so pretty and practical too!  You know I have that Elegant Bird die so I am all set to make this beautiful project.  I think my Mom would love this filled with pictures of her grandchildren.  What do you think?  If you would like to get the directions to make this project and 9 other fabulous projects go to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of March.  Some time later this month I will be showing you the project I designed.  There is also something special coming your way from Craft Project Central so be sure to check back here on Monday morning.  It might just be your lucky day!

Fresh Vintage and Everyday Enchantment DSP

It is hard to believe that there is just  3 weeks left to receive free goodies from Sale-A-Bration!  I will definitely miss the exclusive products available only during Sale-A-Bration.    Here's a quick card using some of my favorites from this year's SAB products.

Freshvint everydayenchant
It is hard to believe that I did not use any TIEF(textured impressions embossing folder) on this card.  Instead I did a little embossing using the Simply Scored Diagonal plate(SSDP).  Nice to have more options!

Here's what I used.

Stamps: Fresh Vintage, Fabulous Phrases
Ink:Soft Suede, Peach Parfait, Pool Party 
Paper: Pool Party, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Everyday Enchantment DSP 
Big Shot: Beautiful Wings Embosslit
Punches:  1" sqaure, Postage punch
Extras:  Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, Soft Suede Taffeta ribbon, Basic Rhinestones 

Have a wonderful weekend.  We are supposed to get a lot of rain which will make it a great time to stay in and craft! 

Simply Scored Diagonal Plate

As you no doubt have seen or heard Stampin' Up! has a new tool called the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate.  I have been playing with it and am very excited about the possibilites.  Over the next few days I am going to share with you some samples using the Simply Scored and the Diagonal Plate.   I started playing with the plate in preparation for my team meeting and here is the first card project I made.

Ssdp mocha morn

Simple embossing, still love that Mocha Morning Specialty DSP!

Closeup ssdp mochamorn
Don't look too closely it looks like I missed placing the pearls in  a few of the intersection points.   Yikes!  It is true photos do not lie!  Since I had the Mocha Morning paper out I made another card which I will post on my Facebook page.  Yes, posting to my Facebook page is another one of those pesky 12 in 12 items.  Check it out when you get a chance.  Here is a link (i hope).   Here's another look I tried, double lines.  Thank goodness the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate (SSDP) has 1/8" lines, it made it very easy to do this.

Double lines ssdp

Are you shaking your head ?  I know that is a lot of little butterflies!  Not sure how many of these cards I will make but I do like how it turned out.   If you would like more information about the Simply Scored and/or the Simply Scored Diagonal plate please leave me a comment or send me an email.


Apothecary Art Sympathy

It is always hard to make sympathy cards but they are probably one of the most important cards to make and send.  I never seem to have any on hand  but I guess that is good because it makes me really think about the person I am sending it to while I am making their card. 

Apothecary art sympathyThis is another foldover card.

Apothecary art sympathy inside
I kept the inside of the card simple.

Apothecary art sympathy closure
This is how the card stays closed.  

Supplies: Apothecary Art, Petite Pairs, Thoughts and Prayers, Three Little Words
Ink: Black Stazon, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Whisper White, Marina Mist, Just Add Cake DSP
Big Shot: Perfect Polka Dots TIEF, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Labels Collection Framelits
Punches: 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch
Extras: Dazzling Details, Basic Pearls, White Taffeta ribbon

Thanks for coming by and checking in with me!  We are entering the last few weeks of Sale-A-Bration so be sure to get your orders in and take advantage of the free products.

CPC Mouthwatering Purse and Love Notes

Are you ready for more Craft project Central cuteness?  Today I have a super cute project designed by Carrie Rhoades to show you.  

Mouthwatering Purse & Love Notes

This project just makes me smile!  Love the happy bright colors, super cute images and that little purse is way too cute!.  I am looking forward to making this project.  I f you are interested in getting all the details on how you can make this adorable project then go to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of March.  For $10 you will receive tutorials to create 10 projects!  It can hardly get better than that!  So head on over there and subscribe to the month of March!


You're My Type Tri-Fold Card

It does not happen often enough but when it does it is so much fun.  You know the times when you just get lost in what you are doing, the ideas just seem to come and time passes way too quickly.   I had one of those days and it was great. Here's one of the cards I made.

Just my type foldover card

I kept it pretty simple and you know I like a Black, Vanilla, and a splash of Red color combination.  

047It is a tri-fold card and I call it a foldover card.  This is the inside and I kept it simple except for a few more glittery hearts.

Just my type foldover card closure
The foldover flap tucks underneath the heart which helps to keep the card closed.  If you are wondering here is what I used.

Stamps: You're My Type
Ink: Black Stazon
Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla,  Real Red, First Edition Specialty DSP, Red Glitter paper
Big Shot: Houndstooth TIEF, Labels Collection Framelits, Fashionable Hearts Embosslits
Punches:   Itty Bitty Shape Punch Pack
Ribbon: Basic Black 3/8" Taffeta 

I will be back with more samples to share with you.  Have a great Monday and hope  your day is a creative one!

CPC Exploding Gift Box and Card

It is another great month at Craft Project Central! I am excited to share with you this project designed by Monika Davis.  


Exploding Sewing Kit & Card
Isn't it pretty?  This box is more than just a pretty face. In addition to being gorgeous to look at this lovely explosion box has storage drawers inside that are perfect for storing your embellishments and/or sewing accessories!  It’s also a perfect little gift box (fill with sewing accessories for your sewing friends, buttons and other embellishments for your crafty friends, or how about paper clips, push pins, etc. for a teacher gift) that can hold small surprises.  In this project you’ll also make two fabric flowers.  One to decorate your box and another that can be turned into a pin or used as an embellishment on anything you’d like!

If you are intrigued and want to make your one of your own all you have to do is go to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of March.  You will also have access to 9 more tutorials.  Go check it out and subscribe to March!