Monday, August 29, 2011

Box 6

This is the last box.  Around the edge of the sun is Dazzling Details, Stampin' Ups! new glitter is a bottle.  It has a narrow tip which allows for precise application and no mess!  The sentiment is from the stamp set Pursuit of Happiness.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Box 5

This a neat box.  The birds are hanging on Baker's Twine.  I also like the tree and how it uses texture.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Box 4 and I am Officially back to school!

It is official- the school year for teachers has begun.  Please do not get me wrong.  I love my job, however, I had a wonderful summer and it is always an adjustment to get back in the school routine.  There is not as much time to stamp and read now (another of my passions!).
Box 4 uses the chipboard cloud from the previous box covered with Whisper White card stock cut using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border cut in half.  Again, the 2011- 2012 In Colors were used.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Box 3

This is my favorite box.  The fence is made out of real wood and white washed.  I love the clouds.  I used the negative from the On Board Merry Medley clouds as a template and sponged White Craft Ink and Frost White Shimmer Paint.  The flowers are on floral wire so they pop out.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Box 2

Here is box number 2.  Again it uses the border stamp from Borderlines and the In Colors.  The banner hangs on Baker's Twine with little bows in each corner!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Box 1

This is an enlargement of box 1.  I particularly like the border at the bottom.  It is from the stamp set Borderlines.  A vellum layer is on top of the 2nd butterfly.  Baker's Twine is the body of the butterfly and the antennae.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Every Last Detail

Stampin" Up! offered 3 additional classes during Convention on Friday night.  This was something new.  Tracy and I chose the class "Every Last Detail".  We got the supplies to make each of the 6 scenes in this tray.  It was very time consuming and each box took at least 1 hour to complete.  Needless to say I finished mine at home. It was fun to use new products and create something different.  It featured the 5 new In Colors.  Box 3 is my favorite.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Stampin' Card Keeper

Here is another project I made at Convention.  This box will be in the new Holiday Mini Catalog to be released September 1st.  Although it is more elaborate than I tend to be, it is a sturdy card holder with pizazz!  The top is covered with fabric and it comes with a pattern to make covering it a breeze.  Inside are five dividers which are also decorated.  It certainly beats the shoeboxes I have used to store my card samples!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


I bought this card catalog at an auction many years ago.  It holds an amazing amount of supplies.  It is a little beat up but I think it is charming.  Above are cubes that hold my 12" by 12" card stock.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Ribbon Holder

How do you like my new ribbon holders?  They are made using vinyl rain gutters!  They were cheap to make and the length can be customized.  I now have my ribbon arranged by color.  It is so much easier to get what I need. 
This idea is not original, however, I apologize to the creative person who thought of this.  I found the idea on SplitcoastStampers.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Raining Flowers

This is a close-up of one of the make and takes.  I love the "it's your day"  down the right side.  I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to make them line up.

Stamps- Raining Flowers, It's Your Day
CS- Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink- Old Olive, Island Indigo, Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard
Accessories- II Ruffled Ribbon, Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Pearls, stampler

Thursday, August 4, 2011

More Stamping Room Pictures

I already had the desk and L shaped space.  The "L" is easier now to keep clear with the additional new workspace.  Above are plastic drawers with all of my 8-1/2' by 11" card stock.  I like to have all the colors on hand so I am not limited.  My laptop sits on my desk and along with my all purpose printer.  My super duper professional printer is next to to the "L".  It is so big that I could not use it.  Now it is in a great location.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Convention Projects

This was one of my make and take projects at Convention.  I needed to finish it at home since I never seem to finish when at Convention.  I love the Old Olive and Cheery Cobbler flowered card.  Details to follow.