Tuesday, December 25, 2007
When my hubby told me he used my watercolor Wonder Crayons to actually paint the small portrait for the card, I was amazed! I thought he had used his "special" artist paints (for those of you who don't know, my hubby is a USMC combat artist; for more info on that, go here). With just Soft Subtles & Rich Regals crayons and a watercolor brush, he created the small portrait. (The small portrait is just a sample for the recipient. Hubby will paint a larger painting in oil of photos yet to be taken.)
Friday, December 21, 2007
It's 12:30am and I just finished packaging hubby's gifts for coworkers/friends.
Inside, there's a container of homemade cocoa, homemade oreo fudge, and homemade no-bake chocolate peanut butter cookies. mmmmmm..........
I tied everything with silver cord and made special tags. For the cocoa containers, I used Starbucks frap bottles (ran through the dishwasher and decorated with SU papers/ribbon). FYI: SU satin ribbon is SO gorgeous. The pictures certainly do NOT do the ribbon justice.
I added snowflake ornaments that I personalized with the year. I also used the gifts tags I made here and attached them in little envelopes. I hope they like their treats!
Here's some close ups:
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
A Mary Kay representative ordered a bunch of this card to give to her unit members. We placed a silver heart cookie cutter on top, placed it inside a cello bag & tied a wide celery grosgrain ribbon around it. I also attached little matching tags using the tag punches. Inside the card, it reads, you are the heart of our unit. On the back of the card, she had me attach a recipe called "Mary Kay Wham Bam Cookies"!
Supplies: Glossy White, Real Red, Wild Wasabi & Pretty in Pink cardstock; Real Red ink; Short & Sweet and Priceless stamp sets
I made the blue ornament by cutting apart an ornament garland I found at the Dollar Store. (It's so great because the ornament is plastic, but looks like a nice glass ball!) I used white stazon to stamp the snowflakes (they turned light blue) and a silver pen to write the person's name. I hot glued the silver top back on after slid a navy organdy ribbon through. Then I placed it inside a clear envelope and made a quick tag.
The silver tin ornament was given to me by a fellow stamper. Isn't it cool?? I need to make some of those, too.
Monday, December 17, 2007
Tis the season . . . . . . to give gifts wrapped in Stampin' Up paper!
This is the stamped candle we made in our Christmas Gifts class last month.
1. Stamp images on tissue paper (I used plain white).
2. Cut out images and lightly glue (I used SU glue stick) to candle.
3. Wrap candle & attached images with wax paper.
4. Using heat gun, work all the way around the candle until the images melt into the candle.
5. Peel off wax paper & you're finished!
Next month, we will be making a LOVE frame for Valentine's Day. If you would like to reserve a space in this class, please email me at email@example.com. (All of my classes are $15 and take place in my home in Fredericksburg.)
Monday, December 10, 2007
Say goodbye to many of your favorite stamp sets. Click on the link above to check out the list in alphabetical order. Then, you can go to the online catalog to see images of the stamp sets here: online catalog.
If you have something on this list, please contact me ASAP so we can order it before it's gone forever!
My personal favorite that's being retired is Letterpress Alphabet. Here's a project I made with the set:
Supplies: retired Christmas designer series paper, Naturals Vanilla cardstock, Vintage Violet (retired) & Creamy Caramel ink, sponge, Vintage Violet stitched ribbon, Hodgepodge Hardware, Script background stamp, Letterpress Alpha (retiring( stamp, Small Script, All Year Cheer I & Everyday Flexible Phrases stamp sets, horizontal slot punch, frame
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
I made up 6 of these to give to the nursery/child care workers who take care of my 3 children during my MOPS meeting. I covered pretzel rods in chocolate and several types of sprinkles, then packaged them in cello bags with a ribbon, snowflake ornament, and a simple tag.
Sorry about the picture quality. I need to find my special photo tent for taking pictures -- it got lost in the move back in Sept!
I just love these petal cards! They're perfect for sticking a gift card inside.
Supplies: Real Red petal card, So Saffron designer series paper, Whisper White cardstock, Basic Black ink, spring bouquet & 1 1/4" circle punches, Hugs & Wishes stamp set.
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Supplies: Wild Wasabi, Naturals White, & Whisper White cardstock; Certainly Celery & Rose Red designer series paper; vintage brads (silver diamond); Rose Red classic ink.
Monday, December 3, 2007
It's a super simple & quick card to put with a gift this Christmas season. Stay tuned for more card and project ideas. . .
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Here's the Christmas card from the Christmas Cards in the Mail kit:
This card was "cased" from one of my monthly scrapbooking magazines and altered just a tad. The base of the card is made from creamy caramel, cut from an altered template of the cased card. I used the slit punch to create the scallops, the 1/2" circle punch for the red gumdrops, and the 3/4" circle punch for the center peppermint. Red gingham ribbon ties the card closed.
I'm preparing information on Round 3 of my Stamps in the Mail program, so come back for more details. By the way, the *N*E*W* Stampin' Up Spring/Summer collection is coming out SOON! If you'd like to preorder your copy, please post a comment here with your email address & I'll paypal you an invoice for $10. That includes shipping it to you. All books prepaid by December 20th will be received by the first week of January.
Friday, October 19, 2007
For $35, you will receive enough supplies to make 20 gingerbread cards:
- Color instruction sheet
- assortment of Creamy Caramel & Whisper White cardstock
- 1 gingerbread card template on chipboard
- SU slit punch
- SU 3/4" circle punch
- approx. 7 yards of red/white gingham ribbon
- 20 Whisper White envelopes
- 1 SU glue stick
- Prestamped greeting inserts (you'll have 2 options)
- Prestamped images from Stampin' Up's Snow Burst stamp set
- OPTIONAL: You may add one ink pad (color your choice) and the Snow Burst stamp set for only $25 more (You'll save 15% by not paying additional shipping/tax!)
All packages will be shipped priority by November 25th.
Stamps in the Mail kit today!
(paypal your payment to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Monday, September 17, 2007
I'm really working hard to get lots of samples ready to upload on this blog so that I don't go so long without blogging. Just be patient with me, though, as I'm moving NEXT WEEK into a new house.
Now, back to the stamping world of Kelly . . . .
I am working on projects for the last month of my Stamps In the Mail program, and decided I might have them make tile coasters. Even if they've made them before, I'm hoping to have a new "spin" on the idea with some interesting colors and designs.
Here's two coasters I (& a friend) stamped a long time ago . . .
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Retired Stamp Sets for sale -- all have been gently used and have various degrees of staining. I will ship them Priority and will combine shipping when possible. I accept payment via paypal only. Thanks!
$4 Bold Blossom Greetings
$6 Little Layers Plus
$10 Shapes & Shadows (1 of2 available)
$6 Something to Celebrate
$6 Occasionally (only 2 mounted)
$6 Big Blossom
$2.50 Marigold Morning classic ink pad ('07 in color set)
$2.50 Cool Caribbean classic ink pad ('07 in color set)
$4 Cuddles & Tickles PENDING
$12 All Year Cheer I PENDING
$4 All I Have Seen GONE!!
$10 Tag Time GONE!!
$5 Botanical Garden GONE!!
$6 Geometric GONE!!
$12 Toile Blossoms GONE!!
$10 Shapes & Shadows GONE!! (1 of2 available)
$6 Linograph GONE!!
$4 Doodle That GONE!!
$6 Holiday Wishes GONE!!
$6 Natural Beauty GONE!!
$10 A Greeting for All Reasons GONE!!
$12 All-Year Cheer III GONE!!
$2 Pine Bough stampin' around wheel GONE!!
$2 Gifts Galore stampin' around wheel GONE!!
$2 Simply Shells stampin' around wheel GONE!!
$2 Bloomin' stampin' around wheel GONE!!
$2 Swirl Fun stampin' around wheel GONE!!
$3 Flitting By jumbo stampin' around wheel GONE!!
$3 Woodcut Holly jumbo stampin' around wheel GONE!!
$3 Poinsetta jumbo stampin' around wheel GONE!!
**If you spend more than $30, I'll even throw in some free (retired) SU designer series paper.
So sorry I've been absent from blogging this month. It's crazy how fast time flies. . . .
First of all, I will be posting some pictures and other things later today. I just need to get the camera and work on that.
Secondly, I have a bunch of retired stamp sets available, so I'm getting ready to post that.
OH -- the biggest reason why I haven't been blogging is that we've found a house, so I've been doing the "paperwork shuffle"! Those of you who have purchased or refinanced, know what I mean. I'm also in the midst of packing and getting rid of stuff, so my days are long and filled with sorting and resorting (because after I sort stuff, the kids come along and "un sort" it for me). What a joy! hee. . . hee. . .
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
The classes are $15 each and will be held in my home. Please email me for more information: email@example.com.
These are the cards we will make this month:
Supplies: Rose Red, Basic Black cardstock; Cutie Pie designer series paper, on board number, pink gingham ribbon, rose red craft ink (to dye the "1") and stampin' dimensionals.
Very quick and easy card to put together.
Sunday, July 22, 2007
By the way . . . I have space for 5 more people in my Stamps in the Mail program. If you'd like to sign up, please contact me via email ASAP: firstname.lastname@example.org. Go here for a hint of one of the two stamp sets you'll get in your kit. It's even more versatile than the set everyone received in Round One, and supplemented with a COOL set of words, it's perfect for Stamps in the Mail!
(See this post to get all the important details on Stamps in the Mail.)
I haven't been blogging lately because I've just been so busy with other work. I wish I got paid to blog, then you'd see a LOT more here. :)
Anyway. . . . I'm working on a bunch of Christmas in July samples for my Open House this Saturday, so as soon as I get them photographed and in the computer, I'll upload here.
I'm also selling a TON of retired stamps from my personal collection, so stay tuned. Whatever doesn't sell at the Open House will be posted here.
Thursday, July 12, 2007
This card (that I posted yesterday) uses the technique. Here's the steps and I promise to add detail tutorial photos by tomorrow:
Run a piece of sticky strip across the area you want your ribbon.
Cut a small piece of ribbon (for a fake bow) and lay it VERTICALLY across the sticky strip.
Lay a piece of ribbon across the entire piece of sticky strip HORIZONTALLY, and on top of the smaller piece.
Trim your edges & tie the (fake) bow.
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
DETAILS: All cards use various SU cardstocks as well as the new designer series prints paper. The sayings were printed on the computer.
This card is my thank you to her. (I also stamped all of her envelopes with the ants like this one.)
Details: Bugs & Kisses stamp set; Real Red & Basic Black cardstock &amp; watercolor paper; Basic Black ink; SAB set; Giga scallop & 1/16" punch; Creative Memories oval cutter; b&w gingham; dimensionals.
This is card #1:
Details: Bugs & Kisses stamp set; Blue Bayou, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, More Mustard cardstock; NIght of Navy & Wild Wasabi ink; crystal effects; "thank you" from Fave Teddy Bear; black organdy (thought I was using navy until I photographed it in good light!); crystal effects (on grasshopper's eye) dimensionals.
This is card #2: This card is almost a direct case from"ambouth" on SCS. Here's her card.
Details: Bugs & Kisses stamp set; Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate, Very Vanilla, Naturals Ivory; Cool Caribbean cardstock; Purely Pomegranate & Wild Wasabi ink; "thank you" from Favorite Greetings set; Dots wheel & close to cocoa ink cartridge; celery grosgrain; deckle scissors; dimensionals; sticky strip; crystal effects (on ladybug head).
This is the bag I packaged the 20 cards in. I just love this set.
Details: Bugs & Kisses stamp set; white lunch bag; Garden Green, Creamy Caramel & Sahara Sand ink; rectangle punch; yellow wide organdy.