and this card was inspired by Andrea Brewster
Monday, January 25, 2010
and this card was inspired by Andrea Brewster
Sunday, January 24, 2010
So this week I made a Birthday box... well I didn't really make it I just used the Forget-me-not Keeper from Stampin' Up! and I added a little some pizzazz to it!
I made a perpetual calendar for the dividers. This way you can add the names of your friends and family that you send cards too, and use it year after year!
I am having a class on this project, cost is $25 for one Birthday box.( this includes the Forget-me-not Keeper- $11.95) I am having this class on Sat Jan 30th, so If you want to attend I need your payment by Monday Jan 25th so I can order the boxes!
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
to make this bad boy you will need a piece of Sahara Sand cs 7 1/2" x 3 1/4 ", this is for standard sticky notes and a mini calendar. You will score at 1", 1 1/4", 4 1/4" and 4 1/2" I cut my layers for the top at 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" ( black) and 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" ( pink) a 3 1/4" x 3/4" strip of Pretty in pink was used for the scallop trim border. The Bird punch was used with Us White, Old Olive and a piece of Sweet Pea DSP. To close the mini book I used 2 small pieces of magnetic sheets ( left over from all those Bears I made at Christmas, which I just realized i never shared with you! soon )
Tell me what you think!
Monday, January 18, 2010
I have been wanting to make a purse for quit a long time... I have great intentions to get these things done, but with 4 boys I stay pretty busy, and my stuff gets put on the back burner a lot!
Anyway back to the project. I have seen these all over the web, lots of people have been making them, but I still wanted to share with you the one I made!
For the purse you will need 38 scallop squares of fabric, and 19 squares of batting. I made both the inside and out side the same fabric, made it easier for me!
You will take the fabric and and batting to make a sandwich, make the fabric right sides out ( which is hard to remember if you sew much, it just seems wrong! lol) You will sew and X on each sandwich. I started by doing one side and making a chain ( see below)
Sunday, January 10, 2010
This weeks project is still in line with my new organization kick! For this project I made 4 clip boards using the new Chalk Board vinyl from Stampin' Up! and designer paper from the Sweet Pea the paper pad ( my new favorite!)
I knew this would be a trial and error type of project... nothing ever goes the way you have it planned in your head!
To start off you will need a clip board like this one ( it is 12 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches)
please don't ask where I got them... I have had them for at least 3 years..But I bet I got them at the Dollar store.
You will need to make a template for the top like this one below.
I just used a piece of plan typing paper for this step. Cut it out and make sure it is a good fit!
Then you will need to trace it onto your piece of Designer paper. I had DSP pre-cut 6 x 9 1/4. carefully cut on your pencil lines.
Then use your Modge Podge and coat the top half of your clip board. Carefully place your DSP and rub all the bubbles out. Once it is dry, trim away the excess paper from the corners and edges. Then brush on a thin layer of Modge Podge over the top, be sure the get the edges too!
While this is drying you will want to cut out your Chalk Board. I cut mine 7 1/2 x 9 1/4. Also I used 2 strips of cork board, cut these 2 x 9 1/4 . I cut out my letters using the Bigz Alphabet Simple letters ( I knew I need this die for something!!) For the board here I used Chocolate Chip card stock.
Place the Chalk board onto the bottom of the clip board, smooth it out carefully! Then modge podge your letters into place.
I tried to modge podge the cork, that doesn't work! so I had to wait for that to dry so I could try something else! I first stapled the 2 strips together, then I used sticky strip to attach it to the clip board, covering my seam from the chalk board. Edit-That didn't work, well it stuck, BUT if you want to actually use it, its not so good. SO I ended up stapling the first piece of cork to the clip board about 5 different spots, then I glued the top piece to the bottom one and stapled on just the outside edge. That seems to be holding for now!
The final result I like! not sure how my kids will like me leaving them notes about chores, but I am sure that they will get over it!
Monday, January 4, 2010
Tonight SAB Mystery Hostess party at my home, start at 6:30 pm. some lucky person will win the hostess benifits and there will be door prizes too!