Saturday, February 26, 2011

 New Easter Idea! I still love my retired stamps! I LOOVE my new stamps and punches!

 Build a Blossom and Ornament punch, and you have a vase of flowers!


I still love the Butterfly! Can't go wrong.

Anytime I get a few days off, I disappear in my craft room.
This takes my mind away from the rest of the world.
In all the global unrest in the Middle East, all the uncertainty going on here, and work troubles that never go away, we all just need a break!
Stampin' Up provides me with the tools, and inspiration to simply escape the world, if only for a few hours. It plays a huge role in keeping me sane! lol
If any of you out there just get overwhelmed with the world, sink yourself into what you LOVE to do. Just a few hours a week is what the Doctor ordered!

Build a Blossom Punch + Owl Punch+  circle punch =Bunny!
 Assemble as shown.
I just played around with all the "body parts" until I had an Easter Bunny!

Using a black marker, add some basic details! EASY!!!

Friday, February 25, 2011

More Cupcakes, Go Figure!


Have I mentioned how much I love cupcakes? I dont know Stampin' Up found this out, but they keep coming out with my favorites...before I even know their my favorites. The Build a Cupcake punch is my new bff!

If your wondering about the squirrly punch, it is Martha Stewart, I still combine all my materials. Stampin'Up is still the base for every project I work on.
I love love love 3d art. This was made more so for an easel.
Certainly Celery and Rich Razzelberry cardstocks are an awsome duo, just fyi!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Momma Got A New Toy!

My son gave me a $25 gift card for Christmas, so I went to Michaels yesterday(with my 50% off coupon) and bought a melting pot and a bottle of embossing enamel! Came home and started playing.
I punched out my flower petals using the Blossom petals punch (paired with the Build a Blossom stamp set). I used a pencil, and "rolled" the petals. Using tweezers, I dipped the petals in the pot, placed on a piece of mylar to let dry.
The small "button" in the middle was made using a 1" circle punch with daffodil delight ink.
Once the petals cooled and dried, I "cracked"them gently to give cracked glass effect!
From that point, I assembled using very aggressive adhesive. This project was a load of fun!


Just a tip I wanted to Share.
I love designing and casing cards, but when i make one, i don't want to give it away. So I make one original card "face" and add it to a 3" jump ring.
This way, I can go back and make as many cards as I like.

I've tried binders and books, but this way, it takes up little space and is EASY! Add ribbon to dress it up.
Have a great Week
and God Bless!