Monday, March 31, 2008

And the winner is.....

Whitney Lawton!!! gave me the number 24 and at first I was just excited because I only had to count back 2!!! But then when I saw that it was Whitney- I was even more excited! Whitney was at my class this past weekend and she is about to sign up to be a demo under one of my downline! She will be like my grand baby!

Here is what Whitney said:
I would design a stamp set that is all penguins. We have one cute penguin in the Punch Pals... but that's it. I want a stamp set that is all penguins. We have so many snowmen!!! And this set wouldn't be necessarily Christmasy. (Think Happy Feet or March of the Penguins)-Whit L.

You guys had some GREAT ideas!!! I am thinking that we should work st the SU home office!! I loved the idea for a music set, swimming and gymnastics, and more masculine stamps!!!

Thanks again for helping me to celebrate my SU anniversary!!

More from Live Your Dream!

I am love, love, loving this stamp set! If you don't have it- you NEED it!!! And while you're at it- get the Afternoon Tea Designer Series paper too- because it coordinates so nicely!

The base of my card is Groovy Guava. The second layer is Chocolate chip and the next couple of layers are the DSP. I inked the flowers in groovy Guava and then used a baby wipe to remove the Guava from the stems. Then I used Wild Wasabi re inker with a blender pen to color the stems. The flowers are stamped on Shimmery White and punched out with a 1 3/8 circle. The pearls in the center on from the pretties kit. The sentiment is from the same stamp set and I stamped it in Chocolate Chip ink onto some more of the DSP. It is hard to tell in the pic- but the green layer of DSP is actually mounted on demensionals and the flowers are underneath.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

An awwww moment!

I was teaching my Tart and Tangy class today at my house. My kids were at the park with daddy for the first half of class and then it got too hot and they came home. After all my class attendees went home, my four year old son asked "Mommy, why do you work at home?" I said "Because I like to be around you guys." And he responded, "We like to be around you too."

Goofy stuff

Sorry I didn't post anything yesterday- but I was busy enjoying a day with my family. Scott and I actually took the twins to their first movie at a theater! My parents watched Laynee and Kyler so that we could have a date with our girls. They never get us all to themselves! And they loved it! Or maybe they were loving all of the candy and popcorn we let them have! After the movie we went to my parents house and had a BBQ dinner outside. Gotta love living in Arizona! The weather right now is awesome!! But you guys can laugh at us during July and August when it is around 120 degrees.

I did get to do a quick scrapbook layout yesterday morning! I took this picture of my dad when we were out to lunch for Kyler's 4th birthday. He really is a goofy guy and I think this picture captures that perfectly! Same paper and color combos that I have used on a couple other recent layouts- Jersey Shore Designer Series Paper, Brilliant Blue, and Pumpkin Pie. The scallops are actually circles that I punched out and glued on right next to one another. Don't you love the title?! It is from the set Smarty Pants.

The other pictures are of Kyler and Laynee enjoying an ice cream cone! Aren't they just adorable?!

Have a great Sunday and don't forget to sign up for my blog candy on the post below!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Bloomin' Beautiful and BLOG CANDY!!!

First- I made this simple card with my new Bloomin' Beautiful set from the mini catalog. The card is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 (again). This is my new favorite size for a card!! The base is chocolate chip and then the DP is from Afternoon Tea. I stamped the image on watercolor paper in stazon ink and then colored it with my blender pen and these inks: Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi, River Rock and Going Gray Gray. I mounted the flowers on to a piece of Blue Bayou and added a little Blue Bayou double stitched ribbon. It was done in about 10 minutes!
Now on to the blog candy!!! Thank you so much for helping me to celebrate my one year SU anniversary! All of your comments this month have been so sweet and motivating! I am always looking forward to hearing from you!!
Anyway here is what you could win this week:
- An SEI scrapbook in a bag kit (Doodley Doo)
This kit includes everything you need to make an 8x8 scrapbook including: the album, precut paper, stickers, tags, brads, ribbons, and step-by-step instructions. It only takes about an hour to put together the 17 layouts!
-you will also win the SEI 2008 scrapbook calendat kit. This kit includes everything that you need to make a 12 layout calendar: instructions, ribbon, brads, stickers, etc. Plus when the year is over- you can just slip the layouts into an album and have a great year-in-review scrapbook for yourself or to give as a Christmas gift!
All you have to do to win these 2 kits is leave a comment on this post telling me what type of stamp set you would design if you were one of the designers for Stampin' Up!
If I were a designer, these are some of the sets I would make: an ice cream set, a desert set with cactus, and a set with different professions (ie, doctor, police, fireman, teacher, etc.). So let's hear some of your ideas!
I will use to choose a winner on Monday night! Have an awesome weekend!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

My Easter Cuties

Here are some pics of my kiddos from Easter!


My Doodle This set was feeling neglected and screaming for some ink!!
I stamped the large flower twice in black stazon on watercolor paper and colored them with my Bashful Blue marker. I love the way the markers look on watercolor paper!
The base of the card in Bashful Blue (the card size is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4). I wrapped the striped pumpkin pie ribbon around the card 2 tims. The DP is from the Summer Picnic pack. I cut the flowers out and added a dob of crystal effects the the middle. While it was still wet I added the pumpkin pie duo beads to the center.
The sentiment "smile" is a rub-on and I punched it out with an oval punch and added some hodgepodge hardware.
It's a nice happy card!
I will be back later with some Easter pics of my kids!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Why you don't leave husbands in charge...

I have been VERY busy this week! So today after I put the baby down for her nap- I HAD to get ready for my classes on Friday and Sunday. I was stuffing envelopes with tons of little pieces of paper. My husband came home and he got the baby up from her nap. I specifically asked him to make sure she stayed away from my class project assembly line (I had to quit until UPS gets here because I ran out of envelopes.) He agreed and acted like it was a "duh" request.

I just walked into the living room to find shreds of paper everywhere!!! My once organized assembly line is no more!! And all the envelopes that were stuffed- are no more!! AHHHHHHHHH!!!! I didn't have extras to make up for the ripped pieces!!!! And class is in 2 days!!! Thanks, hubby!!!

I am sorry that I do not have a new card to show you today. I haven't had time to stamp!! And I am still not ready for class!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Another super busy day today.... Do you want to know what I have been doing???? On saturday night- I got this crazy idea to enter for the Artisan award. It's due on Monday!!! Most people have been working all month. But I work well under pressure! I have one more project to do- a 3d project. I am stuck!!! But I am very happy with my cards and scrapbook pages. Sorry I can't share with you yet!!!
Here is another layout that I made last week. The colors are Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue and Pumpkin Pie. The DSP is from Jersey Shore again. The star stamp is from Basic Backgrounds- again.
Sorry so short- but have to get kids ready for school so I can grocery shop, go to the bank and Target- and hopefully finish my 3d project!!!

And the winner is...

Regina Cornelius!!!

Regina- email me with you mailing address and I will get those flowers out to you!

Thanks for playing everyone! My last anniversary blog candy will be posted oln Friday.

Monday, March 24, 2008

A HUGE flower!

I am super busy today so I am posting a card that I made last week with the hostess set In the Garden. I didn't really want this hostess at first- but then I started thinking about how much fun it would be to color!!!
I stamped the flower in black stazon ink on watercolor paper. It took an entire sheet of watercolor paper!!! Then I colored the entire flower with my Pumpkin Pie Marker and the leaves with my certainly Celery marker. After it dried I added another layer of the same colors- but just in certain area for a shadow effect. I then used my aquapainter to blend and distribute the color. I also used a black marker to darken the middle of the flower. I attached the water color paper to Pumpkin Pie. Then I punched 2 holes and threaded the thick celery grosgrain ribbon through. I added to clack brads and attached to a Soft Sky base.
Last night I brought this card to my sweet friend Sara. I was hoping that it might put a smile on her face!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Do you know how loved you are?

This is a layout that I made last week (while hubby was on Spring break!). Since it doesn't have any chocolate chip on it- I waited to post it. Isn't Kyler a handsome boy?!! These are pictures that we had taken for his 4th birthday. Again- they were taken at portrait innovations. Kyler waited over 2 hours to have his picture taken and he never complained and then posed for these amazing shots!
The page was so simple and I am going to use it for either my scrapbook class or for scrapbook club in April. I can't decide! I took an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of Whisper White cardstock and printed the saying (which I got from a set of stamps in the occasions mini) on my computer. I just left a space for the word "loved" and then stamped that with the Best Friends lower alphabet in Pumpkin Pie ink. That alphabet is so cute. I have owned it since last summer and just now mounted a few of the letters. What is my deal?!
I used the little stars from the set Classic backgrounds to stamp on the Brilliant Blue 12 x12 in Brilliant Blue ink. I used the large star from the same set to stamp for cute polka dot stars in Pumpkin Pie, Brilliant Blue and Wild Wasabi. They are all attached with demensionals. I added a couple of strips of paper from the Jersey Shore DSP pack and a strip of Pumpkin Pie striped ribbon. I used a Brilliant Blue brad on those strips.
The middle photo is mounted on Brilliant Blue and then placed in the center of the Wild Wasabi strip. I mounted the other 2 pics directly to the Wild Wasabi. I like the way I highlighted my favorite of the three pics!
And that is all there is to it. What do you think?
Don't forget to sign up for my blog candy!

Friday, March 21, 2008

A Beate case and BLOG CANDY!!!

I cased this card from one that Beate made earlier this week. Her's is much better but I still like the way this one turned out! I made the card a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 square. I used Bashful Blue prints from the hostess pack for the sky and the flowers are from the flower fusion tin. I cut one of the Old Olive flowers to make my leaves. If you don't have these flowers- you need them!!
It's Friday! I promised blog candy every Friday of this month as I am celebrating my one year anniversary with Stampin' Up! So this week I am giving away..........a flower fusion tin!!!! There are more than 130 flowers in this tin! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and I will use to pick a winner on Monday night. Good luck and happy stampin!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

My April Classes!!!

Here are a few pictures of the projects that we will be making in one of my April classes! We will be making four cards and a portfolio to keep them in. Wouldn't this make a great Mother's Day gift?! The stamp set, Bloomin' Beautiful, and the DSP can be found in the occasions Mini catalog.
I will be offering this class on Sunday, April 27th from 1-4Pm nat my home. The cost is $35. Please email me if you are interested.

Now for my scrapbookers... do not fret. I am planning a class for you too! I am not quite ready to show the projects but I am planning a class full of simple layouts that don't require a ton of time or products. These are going to be 12x12 layouts that you can recreate over and over again! And an extra bonus- the class wil be priced very reasonable. More details soon!

On a side not- I am off to Nolan's funeral this morning. Please say an extra prayer for the Morrison family today. It's going to be a tough one.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Stuck on Chocolate and Pink!!

It's Day 3 of my self-proclaimed Chcolate Chip week and I have another Chocolate Chip and Pink number for you! I love the way this layout came out!!! I got the layout idea from my most recent issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine. I am a ribbon addict so this was the perfect layout for me!!!

These are pictures of my 2 1/2 year old twins: Danika and Makenzie.

Here is the recipe:

Stamps: NONE!!!

Paper: Chocolate Chip, and Berry Bliss DSP

Other: Various sizes and colors of SU grosgrain ribbon, Love and Happiness rub-ons (from sale-a-bration)

Tips for tying the bows: Use snail and wrap a piece of ribbon around the paper and secure. Next cut another piece of ribbon that is at least 12 inches long. If you are working with thicker ribbon (like my chocolate chip) you will need about 14 inches. I think that when people are tying boes- most people start with a piece of ribbon that is too short. The longer ribbon gives you more room to adjust and pull tight. Make sense???

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Chocolate and Pink Happiness

Your favorite color combo- by far- was pink with Chocolate chip. I love this combo too! I have 3 girls and so I love girly color combos!!

This is a picture of my youngest, Laynee. She is 18 months old. Isn't she the cutest?!! We had some portraits taken on Sunday at Portrait Innovations (the BEST portrait studio!) and this is my favorite one of Laynee. She would not sit still- but she kept smiling. So the photographer just followed her around taking pictures while Laynee kept saying "cheese!" Can you tell that I take a lot of pictures of her?!

Anyway- this is a layout that I have done before and I just love it! It is a great way to show off some patterned paper without being too busy. Most of the patterned paper squares come from the Pretty in Pink Prints in the hostess pack. A few of the squares come from the Berry Bliss paper as well. I adhered the squares onto a piece of chocolate chip cardstock. Then I used chocolate chip ink and my All in a Row stamp to make the faux stiching. I think that you just have to use the stamp-a-ma-jig with this technique. Doesn't it look like I actually sewed it?!

I stamped the word Happiness from the set Warm Words and then punched it out with a large oval punch and positioned it under this little window from the Hodgepodge Hardware. And those sweet little flowers are from the pretties kit and I just added a Pretty in Pink brad to the center.

I am off to work on my make-and take projects for my fundraiser this Friday!

Monday, March 17, 2008

And the winner is...

CAKvd!!! Cheryl please send me an email with your mailing address so that I can get those rub-ons to you. Congrats! Her favorite color combo is Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip and River Rock.

And, again, thank you for the prayers and well wishes for Nolan's family. If you would like to send a card to Sara- please email me and I give you her address.

More Blog Candy on Friday! And Chocolate Chip cards all week!

Chocolate Chip Week!!!

I am declaring that it be Chocolate Chip week!! I am not sure if I have that power...but none the less I did it! On my blog candy post- I asked you to leave your favorite color combo. About 95% of the color combos that I got included Chocolate Chip! Mmmmm! I am going to be making projects using the combos you guys left and all my cards this week are going to use Chocolate Chip!!

If you want to join me- make a project with Chocolate Chip and leave a comment on this post with a link so that we can all check it out!

My card is Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky and White. There is also a tiny bit of Olive in there. I used Live Your Dream stamp set and the Afternoon Tea DSP again. Aren't they pretty?! I love that they coordinate! I inked the flower stamp up in Soft Sky first and then I took a baby wipe and wiped off the stem and leaves. Then I used my Old Olive Marker to color in these areas. The pearls in the center of the flowers are from the Pretties kit. I love them!!
Happy Stampin'!

Lucky Me!

I only have a minute- but I just had to share these cute pictures of my four babies! I will have a card (or 2) to share later today when Laynee is napping. And I will be picking my blog candy winner tonight!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

A card for Sara

First- thank you for all the prayers for Nolan's family. The baby's funeral is this week and it will be tough- to say the least. I love my new blog friends! I don't even know most of you and yet you were willing to pray for my friend! Thanks again!
Here is the card that I brought to Sara on the day that her son passed away.
I cased this card from SCS Pickle Tree. All I changed was the main image and the sentiment. I just got this stamp set and paper so I knew that it would be perfect for a card for Sara. I stamped the flowers 2 times. Once in Wasabi and then once in Guava. I paper Pieced it together and then used the circle punch to cut it out. This paper is so pretty (I say that about all the DSP!) and I just used Chocolate Chip ink and sponged around the sides for an even more distressed look.
I hope you enjoy! Don't forget to sign up for my blog candy on the previous post.
Stamps: Live Your Dream, Curvy Verses
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi
Paper: Afternoon Tea DSP, Groovy Guava, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Other: Pearls from the Pretties Kit, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain ribbon, Guava Double-Stitched Ribbon, Scallop Punch, Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Sponge

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Cards for Nolan and BLOG CANDY!

Thanks for hanging in there and sending such sweet emails. I know that I promised you blog candy yesterday- but honestly, I just went to bed early. Nolan's death has really gotten to me and I just needed some time to myself.

This morning, after I got ready for my workshop (that's today!) I made a set of Thank You notes to donate to Nolan's store. I really hope that you will visit the store- the link is in my last post. The cards are simple. I used my Baroque Motifs set again! The colors are Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, and Certainly Celery. The sentiment is from So Many Sayings in the Sale-a-Bration catalog.

A great big thank you and a hug to my super sweet customers that have been sending me their orders to benefit Nolan's family. Every little bit helps!

And on to the blog candy!!! I am celebrating my 1 year anniversary as an SU demonstrator! I am having a blast! I have met some of the sweetest people! So- this week I am giving away a set of the A Perfect Day Rub-Ons from the Occasions Mini. They are soooo stinkin' cute and would be perfect for summer scrapbook pages and cards! All you have to do to win is leave me a comment on this post telling me a favorite color combo of your's. I am always looking for new color combos and so I want your ideas!

My favorite right now is Pumpkin Pie, Soft Sky, and Wild Wasabi.

Friday, March 14, 2008

On a more serious note...

I have been so blessed by a sweet friend that I met several years ago in a Sunday school class- Sara. She is the kind of person that would do anything for anyone. She is the kind of person that everyone likes. She has two sweet boys, Connor and Andrew. When she announced her 3rd pregnancy, we were all surprised as her baby was only a few months old. But if anyone could do it- it was her.

Her 3rd son, Nolan, was born on January 2nd. Something was very wrong. He was transfered to a couple different hospitals and within a few days, they discovered that Nolan had cancer in his liver. Nolan went through 2 rounds of chemo and thankfully- the cancer was gone. But her was still having problems. He was put on dialysis because his kidneys were not functioning and it became appearant that he did not have living cells in his liver. He was put on a wait list for a liver transplant. Last night- Nolan recieved his new liver. But sool after the surgery- Nolan passed away.

I am so sadened by Sara's loss. I just want to hold my babies tight. But I am also motivated to help this very sweet family. They have been commuting every day to the hospital and estimate that they spend $1000 a month in gas alone! The medical bills and now the funeral costs are tough on a young, one-income, family.

So I am hosting a Stampin' Up! fundraiser at my home on March 21st. I hope that everyone who lives in the Phoenix/Tucson area will be there. More than 100% of the profit from every order will be given to the Morrison family. Plus I will have many make-and-takes available so that everyone can make a card for Sara. I will also be collecting gift cards and cash donations.

Another way I am going to help is by donating hand-stamped cards to Nolan Etsy store:

A friend of the Morrison's has set up this store to raise money for the family. Everything that they are selling has been donated and so 100% of everything sold will go to the Morrison's. Check out the store! And if there is any way you can think to help this sweet family, please email me:

I know that today is blog candy day. I will post that later tonight. To be honest- right now I am just too sad to think about it.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Trying some new color combos!

I was inspired yesterday to try some color combos that I have never used. And the best part- both of the new combos uses my favorite color- Pumpkin Pie!

My Always Heart card uses the combo of Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, and Taken with Teal. I got this combo from this site:

There are about a million combos that I want to try on this site- but for some reason this is the one that stood out to me yesterday. I used my brand new Always stamp set and some of the Spring Break DSP. And I am always excited when these Flower Fusions match my cards! I need SU to make these in more colors!!!

My pink flower card (creative name, huh?) was made for Kristina Werner's 1st color challenge. Check out her blog:

She is such an amazing stamper and she posted a challenge to use the colors Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Purely Pomegranite, and Pumpkin Pie. I think they make such a cute combo and I hope to use it again! I cased the layout from this blog: She did a cute card with fish that I fell in love with.

My card uses the Bud Basics Stamp set and some more of that Spring Break DSP as well as some of the Pretty in Pink DSP that comes in the hostess pack. I actually pulled out my Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the flowers! Why don't I use that thing more???

I had so much fun playing with colors yesterday that I think I will play some more today! But first- the laundry needs my attention.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

A Date with Makenzie

Makenzie came home from preschool yesterday screaming. She could not be soothed. My husband also noticed that she refused to use her right arm and said that it was "owie." He tried to move her arm and she screamed louder. My hubby works at a hospital and has seen many kids with breaks that have had to have surgery- so of course he thinks the worse. So we called my Mother-In-Law to watch the other kids and load her up for a trip to the hospital.

She loved the ER waiting room (which was pretty full). She loves to watch things and there was plenty to watch. She still refused to use her arm but had stopped crying. Then my dad showed up. And she was thrilled. She was giggling and engrossed in watching Sleeping Beauty. She was loving all of the attention!!

When she finally got seen by the nurse practitioner- she just suddenly started using her right arm like nothing was ever wrong!!!! Turns out that she has a Nurse Maid's Elbow. I had never heard of it but apparently it is common in 2 and 3 year olds. It basically means that her elbow was out of place and it is easily fixed by just moving it around!

All the way home Makenzie was talking (which she never does) and being very silly. All she needed was a little alone time with mommy, daddy and papa!

Anyway- I made this card last night before the hospital trip. The stamp set is Sassy Suzie from the mini. I stamped it in stazon on watercolor paper and colored most of it with my aquapainter and watercolor crayons. I didn't have a brown crayon so I used my markers for those areas. The patterned paper is from the Summer Picnic pack that is also in the mini. You just have to click on the card and read the saying! They make me laugh which is why I had to get the set!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Best Fishes!

I won tkhis little stamp at MOPS last week. I never used to win anything- but my luck has been changing. I have won several blog candies, raffles at MOPS the last 2 meetings and even a card game against my hubby! As soon as I saw this little stamp- I knew that I wanted to make a gel card. I haven't made one in a year and they are sooo cute!

I actually made this card with Cool Beads Aloe Gel instead of hair gel (I couldn't find any!) I used my circle punches to make the portholes and then used sticky tape to attach 3 tiny ziplock bags filled with gel. I stamped the fish on white paper and attached them to the white card base so that they would show through the portholes. Then I put the card together with more sticky tape. I added a little Jersey Shore DP and that awsome Pumpkin Pie striped ribbon.
By the way- the stamp is an incentive stamp that only demonstrators can order. So if you love it- you are going to have to sign up with me!!!

So what do you think??

Monday, March 10, 2008

And the winner is.....


She wrote "I'll comment! I always think about it, but only occasionally do. I found your blog when you posted about your kids and the 'fun' grocery shopping trip. Congrats on your year with SU! I love your work, thanks for sharing!"

Send me your address and I will mail the scrapbook to you.

Thanks so much for all of your sweet comments! Celebrating my SU anniversary is so much fun! My son wanted to draw more names and I would have loved for you all to win- but where would I find time to make 33 more scrapbooks?!!

More blog candy on Friday!!!

Just What I Needed

First of all- today is the last day to enter to win my scrapbook blog candy.

This card is one I made on my quest to be better at watercoloring. I have always wanted to color this stamp from Fun and Fast Notes but never had the courage until last week. Well I love it so you will probably be seeing a lot more of this stamp! I gcased this card layout from one I saw on a blog late one night.

The guava layer was embossed with my Cuttlebug and then I used my Scallop Punch on it. I stamped the flowers with Stazon ink and then colored them with an aquapainter and various colors of ink. The scallops on the bottom were made with my corner rounder. This card took 5 minutes to make!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Pinch Me!

This has to be a quick post as my kids are eating breakfast, hubby is at work and I have to get all the kids to church by myself!
Anyway- this is a card that I actually made a couple of weeks ago with the Pinch Me stamp set. Pretty simple card!
I hope you all have a lucky day!!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Cherry thank you

This is the card that we will be making at my workshop tomorrow. It is really easy because I have never stamped with these girls and I want them to feel good about the projects. My second make-and-take is a sour cream container with jelly beans. I hope they will like!
On this card, the cherries are actually directly on the card base. I glued the red scallop to the patterned paper (Spring Break) and then took a 1 3/8 hole punch to make the circle. The entire panel is up on demensionals. I know I have said this before- but this striped ribbon is awesome!
Don't forget to sign up for my blog candy below. I am going to have my sonm draw a name out of a hat on Monday night since I have entries on two different posts. That will make it fair!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Scrapbook Giveaway!

I tried to take pictures of a few of the pages in the book. The pictures just aren't very good : ( But hopefully you will get the idea! If you want to win this fun 6x6 album- just leave a comment on the thread below and I will randomly choose a winner on Monday night.

Blog Candy!!!!

I promised you some blog candy and here it is!! I am celebrating my one year anniversary as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and so I am going to be giving away blog candy every Friday for the rest of the month!!! This week I am giving away a paperbag scrapbook album that is fully decorated and ready to add your pics!!! The theme of the album is summer. I am sorry that I don't a have a picture yet- but again I am busy preparing for workshops and clubs. I promise to take a picture very soon and add it to this post.
All you have to do is leave a comment on this post. I will draw a random winner on Monday night at 7PM Mountain standard time.
Good Luck!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Easter Treats!

I have been so inspired by all the cute little treat containers on Splitcoast and on various blogs. So I just wanted to show you a few that I have made in the past week or so. Sorry the pictures aren't too good. I am really not good at taking pictures of my projects : (
Ok- the little square treat basket was made using this week's tutorial on Splitcoast. It is so easy to make and takes very suplies. The basket is filled with pepermint patties! The DSP is from East Coast Prep. As soon as I saw it- it reminded me of Easter for some reason. I used Wild Wasabi ribbon for the handle and blue brads. The tag on the handle says "You Crack Me Up." I am making a dozen of these today to share with some friends at MOPS tomorrow.
The So Safron Circle treat container was made using on of the free tutorials on Andrea's blog: You have to check out her blog as she has really cute tutorials!! I will be making more of her treat containers in the next week or so! This one was easier than it tlooks. You just trace a circle and then fold it into this container. Andrea gives step-by-step directions with all the measurements.
The yellow sour cream container was made using a tutorial that I found on Splitcoast. This is soooo easy. I am going to use it for a make-and-take at a workshop this weekend! The container is filled with jelly beans! The yoyo yellow was stamped with the flowers from A Good Egg and then I used a white gel pen for the centers.
The pink hanging treat container was made using last week's tutorial on splitcoast. Another super easy one! I used the balloons from Birthday Whimsy for the eggs and added some dazzling diamonds. The DSP is from the Berry Bliss paper pack.