"As you take the normal opportunities of your daily life and create something of beauty and helpfulness,
you improve not only the world around you but also the world within you"

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Friday, October 31, 2008

Sneak Peek Friday #3

You can check out our Friday sneak peek HERE.
Have a safe and happy Halloween.



Just a little more JACK!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008

Friday Sneak Peek

Happy Friday!!! 
Where did this week go? It was defiantly a fast pace week for us. I was working on our challenge project into the wee... hours of the night.. I am so excite for this challenge I think you will all have fun with it as well..

for now here is a sneak peak.

Have a great Weekend!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Budding Artists

Look at these little budding artists. I just had to share they were so cute.

Abbie's Card
All hand torn snow that she glued on piece by piece. She also used punched to create the snowman. The nose, arms and mittens were all cute by hand.. So cute..
p.s. Abbie's card is for someone special out there... You will just have to wait until it shows..

Zach's card  
This little guy is always creating something in my studio. He usually makes hundred of punched paper shapes or crimps all the scraps.. This time he say Abbie making a real card and he wanted to make one of his own.. He said "I want to make a pirate card for "Widia"(lydia) his cousin. So he picked through the scraps and punched the hearts and mom stapled the ribbon where he wanted it.. How cute.. The card base is even a little crooked or should I say "pirate shaped"

The best part of the card. Zach's handwriting... How sweet.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Pixie Stick Holder Tutorial

Supplies needed:
4 1/4" x 11" piece of Kiwi Kiss Card Stock for card base.
5 1/2" x 3 1/2" piece of Kraft Card Stock layer 1
5 1/2" x 3" piece & 1" x 4 1/4" piece of S.U. Designer Series paper "Ghostly Greeting" 
Scrap pieces of Whisper White and basic black paper for tag.
White Ribbon for Bow on card base. Gingham ribbon for tag. 
Punches needes:
Tag punch, small tag punch, Word Window Punch, 
rectangle hand held punch (not pictured)
Stapler, Snail Adhesive, Stazon ink for tag .
Pixie Sticks of course (6 will fit perfectly)
Stamp set:
"Eat Drink and Be Scary"

Step #1
  Score card and fold. Fold should be closest to you and card opening away from you.
Step #2
 Add adhesive to backside of Pattern Paper and Kraft paper. 
Step #3
 Layer Kraft and patter paper to card Base. 
Make sure that your card base and pattern paper are still facing the right direction.
Step #4
 - Adhere the 1" x 4 1/2" piece of Pattern paper in the center of card.

Step #5
Turn the card around to the open is facing you. Center the "Word Window" punch about 3/4" to 1" down on the card and make a single punch.

Move the punch just a slight bit to the right and make a small punch to extend the opening.
Do the same thing on the other side of the punched slot and take a small punch on the left.

View after punches are complete.
Step #6
Tie ribbon on around the orange band of pattern paper. Ribbon will not show on the back of the card. Add a little bit of adhesive to the length of ribbon and it will lay flat and not move around.

Step #7
Staple on both sides of card. Leave open at top.
Step #8
Stamp image on scrap paper and punch out with smaller tag punch. Punch out a larger tag with Large tag punch and sandwich together with adhesive. Punch a hole for ribbon.

Step #9
Tie tag to white ribbon.
Step #10
Add the "Sugar" the Pixie Sticks. 6 will fit perfectly.

Complete Pixie Stick holder.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Don't you we all wish we looked this beautiful at breakfast time... 
I knew when I started watching this movie that the dress in the opening seen was going to be my inspiration.. This dress is amazing.. I love the pearls draped over her back woozers!! I also wanted to creative a card that show Audrey's beautiful curves. She is so petite and curvy is all the right places...  I you look very closely in the second picture you can see a faint pin strip I really wanted to add detail but not distract from the sleek black dress inspiration. I think I first saw this movie about 10 years ago. One morning I woke up to my 5 year old son watching this movie. I thought that was a little strange. What kind of 5 year old boy want's to watch "Breakfast at Tiffany's" Actually he was pretty upset that we had to turn it off to get ready for school. For years he would say " mom we need to watch that that "Breakfast at Tiffany's" show.. Now that I think about it, they do have a little connection.  I found out that Audrey Died while I was in the hospital Having this son... Kinda Silly I know. 

"A" is for our Ms Audrey of course.. What an Amazing, Beautiful, Timeless Beauty.

Please come join us on our challenge Blog. http://cinemasaturdaycreativechallenge.blogspot.com We would love to have you come play.
Don't forget to hop over to the beautiful Sankari's Blog to see her take on  the challenge.

Links to view a little Breakfast:

Opening scene

Have a wonderful Saturday! 
Enjoy the show.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Kristina's Color Challenge #26

I really wanted natural light but I was out of time.. I took a few pictures with the flash and hated them.. So I ran out on the front porch.. And hey, It's better than the flash.  This challenge was so hard to wrap my brain around in 30 minutes... But I didn't even think I was going to be able to do it at all. We have been so busy. We are staying home for Fall break this year. We really wanted to head to Vegas and play with our friends the Clayton's {Heart} you guys.. But alas we have the craziest Saturday ever.. Saturday being right smack in the middle of the Fall break we deiced to stay home and play with the kiddos.. Last night we took the kids to "Kung Fu Panda" How cute is that movie.. This was a second viewing for some of us and was received just a great as the first time.  We had a couple of the little cousins for a sleep over and we all stayed up way to late... We had a sleep-in this morning and DH made Cinnamon French Toast... Yummy!  We mostly chilled today. I planned for a SU presentation I have to do for Saturday morning and kids played outside and on the computer. Today was so warm kids in shorts no coats. It's about time... Watch it will snow again tonight... We took the kids to a late lunch early dinner at the "Italian Village" in SLC. It's one of those places that still looks the same as it did in the 70's. Not even Italian decor.. But dang! they have the most amazing dish called a "bender" basically like a Calzone.. Yummo!!! The Kids love it.. Then nothing like a date night to "Costco".. Then home to do a quick Kristina challenge... And now off to finish preparing for tomorrow. 

Stamp Recipe: (all SU)
Stamps- Eastern Blooms
Ink-  Bashful Blue, Rose Red, So Saffron
Paper- Kraft, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Ribbon- Wild Wasabi
Extras- 1/2 circle punch, Crystal Effects, Snail, Dimensionals, Sale-a-bration Rubbons for sentiment.

Movie Started: "Just Like Heaven" Reese Witherspoon"

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I have had a lot of questions about my pixie stick pouches.. I will make a tutorial and post in a few days...

Halloween hugs

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Halloween stamp club

This is a sampling of the projects we will be making at stamp club this month... The "Stampin' Up Halloween Designer Series Paper "Ghostly Designs" is to DIE for. I really had a fun time making these projects..

Candy bar pocket slide and sour cream container filled with Halloween treats.  Both of these are very easy to make I will be demonstrating both of these and the Hostesses will get to keep them.
Just a little last minute card I made from the scraps I wanted to share. Plus I wanted to use this stamp it's adorable.  look how cool the new label punch fits perfectly with it. 

Who doesn't love "Peeps" or know someone who loves them. This is a very fast and cost effective treat to had out.

Pixie stick holders are dangerous to make because that means an open bag of sugar = very happy and sneeky 4 year old.... How cute are these card/pixie stick packages...

Project recipe...
Stamps- "Batty for You", "Eat Drink and Be Scary"
Paper- DSP "Ghostly Designs", Kiwi Kiss, Craft, Pumpkin Pie
Ink- Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Whisper White, Stazon Black.
Ribbon- Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Gingham black and white, White(un-none), Grosgrain pumpkin pie striped.
Linen thread Stampin' Up
Punches- Scallop Circle and Square, Curly Label punch, 1 3/8", 1 1/4", 1", Tag, small tag, 1/8th", 1/16th" hand held circle punch, Word Window punch.
Adhesive- Snail, Red-line tape, Stampin' Dimensionals.
Embossing Power- White Stampin' Up 
Paper Crimper

Movie watched: " the Nightmare Before Christmas"
thanks to Megan for getting my juices flowing... And letting me case some of the great ideas.

Halloween Hugs

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #1

Welcome to "Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge"... After an amazing bond of friendship formed through card challenges Sankari and I have decided to share out love of cinema and card making with others.. We also had both been listing what movie we had watched while making our creations.. So Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge was born.. The major brain child was Sankari and I was so graciously was invited along for the creation of this amazing creative challenge.  I love and admire Sankari and hope you all get to know and love her though her amazing creations and thoughts. Please join us for our first creative show.... to View the cinema challenge click here.

Our first feature Presentation is: 
Pride and Prejudice 
by Jane Austin

for Challenge rules and movie mini clips please join us on the challenge blog .

What a great movie to watch don't you all agree... This is a timeless novel and movie... Don't we all own this in VHS and DVD even Blue Ray... I think I have all the versions even the Bollywood of course..... The best thing about this movie is that my Sweetie and I both love it... When it's been a while sense we have watched it he will say "we need to watch or show" and we both know with out word being spoken what is meant... I love period pieces and really can't get enough... I basically crave them.. So I watch them over and over again... This makes it hard to read the book for me because Jane Austin movies are so true to character pretty much word for word... If it's been a while sense you have watch I hope you have a great time watching "Pride and Prejudice again....

I had to show this card with my wedgwood that I picked up in a antique shop along the "River Dart" in Devon county England.. What a great find.. I love the dark blue color...

The end of the movie is interpreted at the bottom of the card. Mr & Mrs... A double wedding... Hooray!!
In the movie "Becoming Jane" the question is posed. "Do all your ending have a happy ending? .. She replies  "Yes but only after having been miserable for a long period of time" or something like that.. you get the gist.. Unfortunately  Ms. Austin was not so lucky to have the same happy ending she so beautifully penned about..

Stamp Recipe:
Stamp Set- "Gentler Times" (sorry it's retired I'll never part with it.), Linen pattern background. ( retired), Script (also retired)
Ink- Stampin' Up classic ink "Close to Cocoa" , "Stayzon" Brown, "Versamark" ink.
Paper- Stampin 'Up "Craft" Card stock, "Very Vanilla", "Blush Blossom".
Stampin'Up's "Stamp and Write Markers", Blush Blossom, "Pretty in Pink", "Mellow Moss", "Pale Plum".
Ribbon- Stampin'Up "Chocolate Chip" 1 in. Satin (retired) 
Stampin' Up blender pen
Stampin'Up Punches- 1 in circle, small oval, large oval, Designer Label.
Brads- Hodge Podge Hardware kit "Antique Brass" (retired) I sanded a little off so have the same tones as the card.
Tools used- " Stampin' Up Paper piercer and Stampin' Up sanding Block.
Adhesive- Red line tape for ruffling ribbon (I will make a tutorial) 
snail adhesive, ATG gun and Diminsionals.

Movie Watched:  "Pride and Prejudice"

I hope you all enjoyed our presentation.. Stay tuned for our feature creative challenge winner... Saturday, October 18th


Friday, October 10, 2008

Kristina's Color Challenge #25

What a fun and quick challenge this was from Kristina... I had a great time chatting to my DD while I made it.. 
When I was trying to think of what patter paper I should use I came across a stack of papers that were already embossed.. I found a So Saffron paper that was all sentiments. This one jumped out at me.. It was so cute....  I rubbed my finger in my Craft Whisper White ink and gently rubbed it on the embossed word to jazz it up a little. On the card below you can see that I did the same around the edges and from of the craft colored card stock. I {love} craft card stock! oxoxoxoxo

Just have to add... The paper that was crimped was inspired by my 4 yr old DS who sat on the floor in Studio for a good little while crimping strips of paper and I have been steeping over it for 2 days now... I really need to clean up.... yikes! (warning I don't let him crimp or punch my Stampin' Up paper....)
This photo was taken in natural light my fav...

This photo was taken with "OTT" light.

Card Recipe:
Stamps set: Say it with Scallops
Cardstock- Craft, Rose Red, So Saffron.
Ink- Whisper White.
Linen Thread-Stampin'Up
3-D flower- K& co.
Stampin' Dimensionals, Snail
Paper Crimper
White Gel Pen -Stampin' Up

Movie Watched: none I chatted with my sweet DD oxoxo
(not sure why it all underlines and don't know how to undo it.)

Also exciting news - our new challenge site: Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge premiers tomorrow - click HERE for all the fun details!! Hope you all come and play along with us!!!

Happy Fall Y'all

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