Monday, August 29, 2011

Bus Driver Gift

Hi all! I hope all of you on the East coast made it through Irene okay. We made it through just fine. Only one tree fell in our back yard, but it didn't hit anything other than my wash line. That'll be easy enough to fix. We lost power at about 4 a.m. yesterday, had a generator to get us through the day, and by nighttime the power and internet were back on. Yay!!

I made this matchbook post-it note holder for Kara's bus driver. You can find the tutorial on Splitcoast under the Resources section. I followed the measurements for the 3"x3" post-its. Stamps are from There She Goes and I added some sparkly Stickles to different parts of the bus.

Today is Kara's first day of on that note, I'd better go "crack the whip" (haha!) and get her out of bed, fed, dressed, pictures taken, and to the bus stop on time. Have a great day, all!

Stamps: Believe in You (There She Goes Clearstamps)
Paper: Black and Cream (PTI), Thrift Shop DP (October Afternoon)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copics
Accessories: Foam Tape, Stardust Stickles, Plaid Ribbon, Wavy Dot Punch (EK Success)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Teacher Gift

Here's a little "bag-o-stuff" I made for Kara's new teacher....pencils, post-it notes, cinnamon candies, band-aids, and hand sanitizer. Quick and easy project thanks to those Spellbinders apple dies that I love. :) to make a little somethin' for the bus driver. :) See ya!

Paper: PTI Pure Poppy, Creative Imaginations DP (from Mike's)
Accessories: Spellbinders Apple Dies, Green Twine, Red Plaid Ribbon
Bag Size: 5" x 11.25"

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Pineapple Mango Jam

Hi stampers! Remember me?! It's been a couple weeks since I've done any paper crafting or posted anything here to my blogaroo. I've been busy with work, getting stuff ready for Kara's first day of school, spending time with friends while there's still some summer left, reading, and keeping up with my running.

I posted on Facebook the other day that I was making some homemade pineapple/mango jam (a yummy recipe from the fabulous Cindy Lawrence) and decided I'd better make this into an official recipe card for my binder, as it's an awesome recipe! Wouldn't want to lose this one! :)

The main matted image is up on foam tape, all the edges are machine stitched, and I added a bunch of sparkle to Pineapple Girl (isn't she sweet?!...this is my first Mo Manning it!) with my stardust Stickles (love that stuff, too!).

Alrighty, that's it from me today. I need to go for a run this a.m. before it gets too hot. Hope you have an awesome Saturday!

Stamps: Mo Manning Pineapple Girl
Paper: Black, White, Textured Barely Banana, Raspberry Fizz DP (PTI)
Copics: C1, C3, C7, BG0000, YG11, YG13, YG17, R81, R83, R85, Y00, Y11, Y15, YR23, E00, E11, E13
Accessories: Foam Tape, Brads, Wide Olive Ric Rac Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Stardust Stickles

Card Size: 5" x 7"

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Peach Cobbler Recipe Card

Hi all and happy weekend! I've spent my entire morning in my jammies (being lazy) and making this recipe card....

I found the recipe on and it's specifically for CANNED peaches. My grandmother cans her own peaches every year (so yummy!) and gives them out to all of us in the family, so I was excited to find this recipe. I've made it a few times this summer already and it's been a hit so's an easy-peasy recipe, too! Gotta love that!

The stamp I used is a Penny Black stamp called Sweet Dreams. The stamp itself says "strawberry jam", but I changed it to peaches by coloring the fruit in shades of peach and orange, stamping a second label (by coloring the outline of the label right on the rubber stamp with a black SU marker), cutting that out, and gluing it over the original image. Then I just hand wrote "canned peaches"....viola!...done! I faux stitched around the recipe and added some stardust Stickles to the "canned peaches" label.

I keep my recipe cards in a CR Gibson binder and they're covered with plastic sheet protectors so I don't get them messy when cooking (because I AM a messy!) this....

I L-O-V-E my recipe binder!! Makes me happy! :)

Okay, now enough laziness for me today. I'm gonna get myself dressed and take the dog for a walk or something. Enjoy your weekend!

Stamps: Penny Black Sweet Dreams
Paper: Penny Black CS, My Mind's Eye Laundry Line DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Black and Dusty Durango Markers
Copics: YR000, YR21, YR65, YR68, E00, E02, E11, E41, E42, E43, W1, W3, W5, 0
Accessories: White Wide Ric Rac Ribbon, PTI Saddle Stitched Ribbon, Stardust Stickles, Paper Piercing Tool & Mat Pack
Card Size: 5" x 7"

Thursday, August 4, 2011


Whooo-hoooo! Productive day today! I got up early and went for a run with my friend Dawn, showered and went around to pick up work for the week, got reports typed up, AND made a card! Love productive days like this.

A little about the card. It's 5" square and the main matted image is up on foam tape. Stickles were added to Margaux's pockets (you KNOW I love my sparkle), belt, hat, paints, easel clips, and the bear's bow. The mini rhinestones.....yeah, you know what's coming, right?.....I had to hide a smudge so one of the little clusters of rhinestones are doing just that...hiding the boo-boo! I seriously don't understand how smudges end up on my images. Anyway.....

Here's the inside where I used a sentiment to make it a birthday card...

...thought the Penny Black sentiment went perfectly with the Sarah Kay stamp.

Okay, that's it for me today. Have a great night!

STAMPS: Stampavie/Sarah Kay Margaux is Painting, Penny Black Paint the Town (sentiment on inside of card)
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Picnic of Daisies

Hi all! Can you believe it's August already??....I can't. I don't want summer to end. Wah! ;)

While watching TV last night, I colored up a couple of my beloved Sarah Kay stamps and made this one into a card. The punched sentiments and matted main image are all up on foam tape. I added a bunch of Stickles to the main image too....on her hair bows, hat band, picnic cloth, flowers, and then added a bunch of random dots around the image and some extra ones as butterfly trails. It's sparkly! :)

Okay, enough play time for me. I gotta get some work done.

Hope you have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. :)

STAMPS: Stampavie/Sarah Kay Picnic of Daisies
PAPER: Night of Navy, White, Echo Park Springtime
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copics
ACCESSORIES: Wide White Ric Rac Ribbon, PTI Enchanted Evening Ribbon, Blue Twine, Foam Tape, SU Word Window Punch, Adhesive Gems, Stardust Stickles, Rectangle Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch