Archive for April, 2008

I’m still loving the candy purse and created another one in the same paper family. I made this for a friend of mine and really wanted to use peanut butter cups but they were too big 😦 so I used Boston Baked Beans. I loved the way the rollos looked in the first purse, like gold coins and paired with the Outlaw paper it was a good fit. Oh well…. I noticed that the attachment on first purse could have used a nice brad in the middle so I added one today and I like it much better- more finished. Now I have to go make something for those reeces p-nut butter cups for her before I eat them all 🙂

Scalloped Die: AccuCut- Card Stock, Patterned paper and Ink: Stampin’ Up!


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I found this little gem in a gallery and traced the design to http://dawnmercedes.blogspot.com/2007/10/skittle-purse-tutorial.html

she has a nice tutorial too! I changed mine up a bit using a circle as opposed to the oval and had to make due with a regular clear bag but I couldn’t get over how quick it was to make this treat bag!! Maybe 20 minutes the first go round (picking colors, stamping etc..) but to mass produce I bet you would be looking at under 10 minutes…. gotta love that! (Now if I can stay away from the Rollos I’ll be all set! 😉 )

scalloped 5 1/4″ circle: AccuCut- Inside circle cut with the Creative Memories Cutting System- stamps, patterned paper and card stock: Stampin Up!

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The Weather’s Fine!!

We topped 70 degrees today and best of all the sun is still shining bright here at 5:30 pm 🙂 Yay!

Today I had to bring out a spring time stamp set and pair it with these cute little boxes with scalloped lids. (dies by AccuCut, stamps and ribbon by Stampin Up!, Martha Stewart flower punch, and safety pin from Close To My Heart) I have used these dies before with patterned cardstock but today I was in the mood to stamp. I hope you enjoy! You can see that in between shots I added a little brown cardstock center to the popped up flowers 😉

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A Wonderful Retreat!

I swear that the people who scrapbook and papercraft are the nicest on earth! I just returned home after our 4 day scrapbook retreat and aside from being a tad tired I am so happy to have reconnected with our guests who I have come to call my friends and to have met some new awesome women. I don’t know how long it’s been since I laughed so much!!

I’ll leave you today with a photograph of a little treat box we presented to each guest prior to Saturday night dinner 🙂 Each gentleman was appropriately dressed in his tuxedo and had a tag which proclaimed “Hi I’m ______ (insert male name here) your mystery date! Inside was a candy ring which looked like some nice “bling”.

Boxes were cut from the Accucut Tuxedo box from Stampin Up! black cardstock.

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I’m Getting There!!

I so totally don’t want to whine but I am starving!! I plan on having an apple and some yummy Cabot super aged cheddar but I was anxious to share a tin class I’ll be teaching at the retreat next weekend. I love anything vintage and this new K&Company Heritage.com paper is so yummy!! Now I get to go make all the goodies for the inside which will include envelopes (made from that gorgeous thick K&C paper ) with string ties and file folders all lined and embellished. This is to keep all of their memorabilia in one place from photos to marriage certificates etc… I think it will be a great piece for anyone researching their family tree. I hope you like it. Oh….. and please excuse the messy work area!!!!

I used my new Accucut lunch box tin die for the first time on this piece too- sooooo easy!! It cuts all around the nooks and crannies that typically take so much time. I also used the Accucut on the tags as well, I just ran med weight plain coasters through the xyron and adhered it to the patterned paper and cut out and embellished. I LOVE cutting chipboard and / or coasters this way!

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