Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Gift Card Holder

This week is the MHS Mustang Freshman/Sophomore Football Award Dinner and I made the following gift card holders for our awesome football managers.  Since I had to make several of these, I went with a simple design and just did a base of red/white and used the Scallop Envelope Die for the gift card holder. After I cut the envelope out, I then ran it through my Big Shot using the Lacy Brocade EF.  The most time consuming part was water coloring in the flowers/leaves and then cutting them all out.  But you all know how much I love to watercolor, so I didn't mind that part!  Here's the details:

Stamps: Pocket Fun (retired), computer generated saying
Inks: Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black
Papers: Whisper White, Real Red
Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Envelope Die, Lacy Brocade EF, Adorning Accents Folder, Delicate Designs Folder, Modern Label Punch, Pearls, Sticky Strip Tape, Dimensionals, Watercolor Brush, Scissors

Thursday, October 18, 2012

CAS LNS Challenge

Happy Thursday everyone!  Hope you are having a great day!  This week's LNS challenge is to design a card with as much white on it as possible.  I saw a card on Pinterest that paired subtle colors with the great set, Lovely as a Tree.  I found the creator of the card I cased below, and you can visit the website HERE to view Lynda's card.

Here is my card.  It was pretty simple to do.  I embossed the trees from Lovely as a Tree using Ivory EP.  I have had several SU embossing powders for years, and keep all of them in air tight Tupperware containers - I guess that does the trick!

After I embossed the trees, I gently rubbed some Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery over the different areas using a sponge.  What I didn't know is that one of the sponges had some Soft Suede on it and it kind of "muddied" up the area where I put applied the Certainly Celery.  I created a mask used my 1" circle punch and a post-it-note for the sun.

Here's the rest of the details:

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Watercolor Trio (saying)
Inks: Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, So Saffron (and a "dash" of Soft Suede)
Papers: Whisper White, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Ivory EP, Heat Gun, Dimensionals, Sponges, 1" Circle Punch, Post-it-Note

Thursday, October 11, 2012

LNS - Wood Challenge

This week's LNS challenge is to create a card, scrapbook page, project, or anything else you can think of that uses wood, and below is the card that I created.

First I ran the white c/s through the Big Shot using the new Woodgrain EF, and then swiped the Soft Suede IP over the front.  I like how it turned out - what do you think?  I then stamped the leaves from French Foliage using different IP, and cut them out.  Added a button and banner, and some baker's twine.  Here's the details:

Stamps: French Foliage, Just Believe (saying)
Inks: Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Pumpkin Pie
Papers: Whisper White, Soft Suede
Accessories: Big Shot, Woodgrain EF, 1-1/4" Square Punch, Designer Natural Button, Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Dimensionals, Scissors

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


I have been noticing that when I cut a lot of cardstock my back starts to really bother me.  I asked my husband if he could make some sort of platform for my cutter and below is what he came up with.  Love the storage underneath for my Big Shot - thanks Richard!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Sponge Bob

Today is my daughter, Chelsie, 20th birthday.  She still watches Sponge Bob when she needs a good laugh, so I attempted to make her a SB card.  Not the best version, but she liked it anyway.  Happy 20th Birthday Chelsie - love you kiddo!♥  I hope your 20's are amazing and filled with wonderful life experiences!

Thursday, October 4, 2012


This week's LNS challenge was to create a Halloween project.  I went with quick, simple and fun since things have been a little crazy around here.  My son, Ben, has a bulging back disc that is hitting his sciatic nerve.  So between work, football, taking Ben to the chiropractor and then taking care of him, my life has been pretty crazy!

I used the Candy Wrapper Bigz L Die for my Halloween treat and several punches to create the bat.  After I cut out the candy wrapper, I then ran it through my Big Shot using the Spider Web EF.  I used the new 1/2" Striped Satin Ribbon from the Holiday Catty on each end of the wrapper.  I punched out the body of the owl using Basic Black c/s and the owl punch, and used retired DSP for the overlay.  I then cut out a circle using the 1-3/8" Circle Punch and cut it in half.  Next I lined up each piece in the scallop circle punch and cut out the wings.  Added a "Happy Halloween" sayings, eyes and a little heart and there you have it!

Here's the rest of the details:

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Inks: Basic Black
Papers: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Retired DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Candy Wrapper Bigz L Die, Spider Web EF, Owl Punch, Word Window Punch, Scallop Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1/2" Striped Satin Ribbon, 1/16" Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Here is a cute treat basket that I made a couple of weeks of ago for the Control Freaks Tour: