Thursday, September 24, 2009

Paper Bag Purse

Hello!! I am SO excited with the project I am sharing today! It is a Paper Bag Purse, and it is SO easy to make! I got the inspiration and instructions for making it from Becky Roberts. Her blog is called Inking Idaho, and you can visit it HERE. I came across her blog during one of my daily trips to Splitcoast. I just LOVE that place! For this bag, I didn't do any stamping. I think it took me all of about 15 minutes to pull it together. And it probably would have taken less time had I not messed up one of the cuts!

I used Stampin' Up! Raspberry Tart dsp, and a (somewhat) coordinating color from my stash. I'm not sure of the company or the color name, I've had it a looooong time! The cute little cupcake is a die cut that I purchased on Ebay a little while ago. I bought A LOT of them! I think I am going to make a Halloween themed one later. This was so fun! Let me know if you have any questions, and have a GREAT day!! :)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Mojo Monday 105

Hello! I am very proud to say that I have completed my Mojo Monday card for this week! I didn't get it done last week. I just couldn't get any good ideas for the sketch. Oh, well, Yay for this week though! I REALLY liked this week's sketch. It jut came together so easily! I think it has a lot to do with the fact that I am currently in the house, ALONE. Travis is at work, and the kids are in school, so I had no distractions! Actually, as I was making the card, a song popped into my head that I hadn't heard in YEARS, and I went to my old CDs, and there it was! I just listened to it about 50 times while I made the card. It was AWESOME!!

The sketch:

The result:

The color combo in this card isn't one that I would have normally thought to use: Kraft, Bermuda Bay, Orange, and Basic Black. However, I think that it came together nicely. I happen to have almost all my paper spread out, (I'm working on something for my card club members!) so I just plucked them out! Let me tell you, trying to tie that ribbon without the polka dots showing is pretty tricky! Hope you like it. Have a GREAT day, I am!! :)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Fun New Project!

Hello! My project today is a fun new project called a Photo Pocket book. I got the inspiration, and instructions on how to do it from Michelle Wooderson. The name of her blog is Mish Mash, and the direct link to the awesome project is HERE.I had a lot of fun with this! If you attend my card club on the 25th of this month, then I will show you how to make it in person!

This is a rather easy project to do, and it will most certainly be on my gift giving roster this Christmas!

These are pics of 2 of my girls with my Dad at a Father Daughter Valentine's Day Dance. There is a pic of me with him, but it was a few months after I had Ava, and to be quite honest, I didn't look all that great! So, I didn't show it!

I have to run to my kids' school in a little bit for a Girl Scout meeting, but I will post the details on the card kit later! Have a great Day! :)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Kids Club!

Hi Everyone!

Today I am posting the projects that are going to be done in my first Kids Club! I am really excited about this, because I get to teach a new generation this fabulous hobby! I am trying to keep things simple at first, and as they build on their skills, we will be doing more complex projects. But, here is what we will be doing in our first meeting:

This kit is going to be available for purchase! I will post all the details about it tomorow! Have a great day! :)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Over the weekend...

I made a few projects. Well, more than a few actually! I have been getting things planned for my clubs and classes, as well as taking care of a rather large project for my husband's birthday! He is turning 30 this year, so I am doing something really special for him. I would give details, but I never know when he is snooping around my blog! ;)

On Mondays, I usually start off my week with the Mojo Monday Challenge. However, I think I need to sit on the sketch for awhile. I am trying to figure out which direction I want to go with it. But never fear, I have a project from the weekend all set to show! Lately, I have been playing around with clear stamps, and I have to say I like them! The image in this stamp needed to be colored, so I pulled out my Stampin' Up Blending Pens and stamp pads and this is what I came up with...

Gotta love that sparkle!

If you would like the details on any of these cards, please let me know! Have a great day! :)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Mojo Monday 103

Happy Labor Day everyone!!

I know I have been away for a little while. I have had A LOT going on. I have a major decision to make, and for the time being, I am unsure as to what I want to do. I HATE that!! :( Because of all that, I was feeling far from creative, and haven't worked on anything since last week. Well this morning, I decided that I was just going to pray about it, and leave it be. The answer will come, I'm sure of it.

So, because I am NOT going to let negative forces get the better of me, I am going to do what I do best, create. It's Monday, so that means it's time for my favorite challenge! I did two cards today, because I couldn't decide which direction I wanted to go in. The first card is done two different ways. This weeks's challenge is also a contest, so I am trying to bring my 'A' game! It was tough getting back into the swing of it, but I think I did ok. :)

The sketch:

Result number 1:

I love how it sparkles!

Results 2 and 3:
I'm not sure why the sponged area look so orange. But it really isn't in person, I promise!

This sentiment really spoke to me today.

If you would like the ingredients to make any of these cards, just drop me a line, and let me know! Have a wonderful Labor Day! :)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Mojo monday 102

Hello! This is my card for Mojo Monday. It's been a busy , exciting day getting the kids off for their first day of school! I am finally enjoying a certain amount of silence. Ava is still hanging around, her first full day of Kindergarden isn't until Friday. Until then....

I decided today would be my first Halloween card! I really don't have a lot as far as Hallowen stamp sets go, I am hoping with back to school shopping DONE, I can invest more into building my holiday sets up!

The sketch:

The result:

Have a great day!:)