Saturday, February 20, 2010

With All My Heart Post It Note Holder

Hello everyone!  Wow!  It's been a crazy week.  I hope your week is going well.

I decided to do something a little different for this project.  Instead of a card, I made a Post-It note holder.  This is one of the projects for my stamp club this month.  My color inspiration came from the Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper.  I used Taken With Teal, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie and So Saffron.  I love this color combination.  I used the With All My Heart and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets.  I know I used Teeny Tiny Wishes a lot, but it really is the perfect stamp set.  It has something for every occasion.

I punched the flowers out using the Fancy Flower punch.  I love this chunky, bold punch.  I think I am going to find a lot of uses for this one!  I used a brown button for the center of my flower.  It was a great little touch, don't you think?

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine Goodies

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful Valentine's Day! I thought I would post some quick pictures of some of the goodies I created for Valentine's Day this year.

The first is the card I created for my husband. I used Stampin Up's heart punch and the new mini heart punch (in the Occasions Mini Catalog) to create all the hearts on the front of my card. I also used the Well Scripted and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets.

I love anything Zebra print...so I used some zebra paper tape I had on hand on this card.  I wrote "I'm Wild About You" on the inside of the card.  The small hearts are punched from silver paper.
I also created these fun little pillow box treats for my nieces and nephews and a few other special friends.  I used some pillow boxes that I purchased and decorated them with some hearts stamped with a sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.  The little heart is once again from the mini heart punch.  I covered it in chocolate glitter.  It was just the right sparkly touch!  The belly bad was made from the Sending Love DSP from the Occasions Mini.  Paper works better than card stock for belly bands because it bends easily with the curves of the  pillow box.  The pillow box die that Stampin Up sells is much smaller than this pillow box.

Finally, I want to share with you the headband that I created for my little niece.  She's not old enough to have candy, so I thought I would whip her up a headband with stuff I had on hand in my craft room.  Before you ask, yes, I just happened to have all of this stuff in my craft room.  I used a silk flower, a headband and some crystals I had on hand.  I sewed the flower onto the headband to keep it secured.  While Fabri-Tac is good glue, I though this needed a few stitches for security.  It looked so cute on her little head!

Finally, I had a question from one of my readers about the type of video camera that I bought.  I bought a Flip Mino HD 120.  It is very tiny and I can easily carry it anywhere.  The biggest drawback that I read on all the reviews is that it lacks image stabilization.  It is also pretty affordable.  I've been very happy with it.  I had a PC and Microsoft editing software which didn't recognize the format that the Mino records in...so that caused some issues for me.  It records in MP4 format, so check your compatibility before you buy.  I would also recommend that you have an external hard drive to store your videos on.  I have  a Western Digital Passport external drive.

Friday, February 12, 2010

24-7 Anniversary Card

Hello everyone! I am back with another card for you. I really wanted to make a simple yet elegant anniversary card. I chose a monochromatic color scheme...Very Vanilla and Shimmer White, which ended up being such a wonderful choice. The stamping for the background was done with Very Vanilla craft ink. It is super subtle (and hard to see in the video), but it was just beautiful in person. There are times when I wish you could see the card in person, and this ended up being one of them.

This would make a wonderful wedding card as well. I know wedding season is just around the corner, so maybe you want to make one or two right now and put them in your stash.

I hope you have a wonderful day and a great weekend! We have a busy one ahead of us, but we are looking forward to lots of fun. I am thankful that I don't have school on Monday. Maybe I will get into my craft room to play a little (or film a video or two)! Enjoy your day!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

I Heart Hearts Friend Card

Hello everyone!  I hope your weekend has started out with a little fun and a little relaxation.

I created this card using the I Heart Hearts stamp set from Stampin Up.  Right now, when you purchase this set, Stampin Up is donating part of the proceeds to the Haiti earthquake relief effort.  It's a great set, and you get to feel good about buying it too!  To order Stampin Up products, click the link at the top of my blog.  It will take you to my Stampin Up website.

I wanted to create a card that could be a Valentine's Day card...or could be used at other times just to say hi to a friend.  I used three colors of pink for this card, and I love the way it turned out.  The card stock used is Melon Mambo, Regal Rose, and Pretty in Pink.  I also used Melon Mambo ink, Regal Rose ink and Whisper White craft ink.

I hope your weekend is full of relaxation and maybe some crafting too!  Enjoy your day!