Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Stamps: Hi stamp - Inky Antics, dog stamp - Inkadinkado/Dogs
Paper: White - PTI
Ink: Archival Tree Branch
Accessories: Stitched Mat Square die - Lil' Inker Designs, Polka Dots embossing folder - Life Style Crafts, foam dots.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Every year, two stamping friends and I have a sale at our church of Valentine goodies to make money for the church. Here are some of the things I made this year.
First up are some sweet little corked bottles that I found in Michaels in the Wedding aisle. I filled them with M&M's, added a 'be my valentine' sentiment at the base, and tied a glittery punched heart around the neck using some white wrinkled seam tape.
an arrowed heart and sentiment on these cute little drawstring muslin bags - I found them at a garden shop - you could either buy them separately (which I did) or fill them with potpouri they were also selling. I filled these with cherry jelly hearts.
First are these cute little Sizzix Die pups - see how different they look with different papers - and check out their eyes - the first two are looking to the pup on the right - and that one is looking straight at us! All a matter of where you put the pupils! Inside I stamped You're doggone great! Happy Valentine's Day.
a Tim Holtz die, the front and back are attached from the neck up with ScorTape. I punched the hearts, stamped them with Be Mine, and tied wrinkled seam tape around their necks - and added a 'coal' rhinestone eye! I love how the wrinkled seam tape seems to be blowing in the wind that is making the snowman hold his hat on. I cut a little off the base of Frosty so that he would stand up!
little squirrel and sentiment are stamped on a Vintage Cream circle that is adhered to the inside of the card so you see it through the circle cut out.
the Valentine sentiment to the bottom corner so you don't see it until you open the card.
Villa Sorgenfrei Etsy shop - for the Inspiration Challenge over on Splitcoast this past Saturday.
So there you go - some easy, quick to work up ideas for Valentine's treats and cards!
Stamps: Tiny Treats: Valentines - PTI
Paper: White - PTI, sparkly card stock - Michaels
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: heart punch - EK Success, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, word window punch -SU
Muslin treat bags:
Stamps: My Heart - Waltzingmouse
Ink: Ranger Distress Festive Berries, Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: muslin bags - from a garden shop.
Stamps: inside (not shown) - Tiny Treats: Valentine - PTI
Paper: white, true black, pure poppy, patterned papers - PTI, brown bazzill
Accessories: Dog/Puppy Bigz die - Sizzix, Scor Tape
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Sweethearts
Paper: white, pure poppy - PTI, patterned papers - retired SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: heart punch - EK Success, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, snowman die - Winter Wonder Tim Holtz Alterations, black rhinestone - Kaiser Craft
Nuts for You:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - My Puny Valentine
Paper: vintage cream, pure poppy, true black - PTI, Cordinations brown, Brushed gold - SU
Ink: Memento Potters Clay, Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: circle Nestabilities, small heart punch - McGill, retro circles embossing folder - Sizzix Tim Holtz
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Friday, July 27, 2012
Candy Jar Christmas set and the Best Friend is from the Compact Family set. I attached the best friend label to the circle with a little flower brad, punched a hole in the circle label and looped a key chain through that and the drawstring tie on the bag. I put the dog cookies inside a clear bag, stapled the top to keep them fresh and placed the bag inside the paw print bag - and ready to go!
I'm always looking for cute cookie cutter shapes and this past winter I found these wonderful dog and mouse ones in a shop in Vermont when we were visiting my DH's brother and his wife.
Be sure to leave a comment at each blog - one lucky commenter will win a $25.00 gift certificate to Pouch Mart - and another lucky commenter will win a Waltzingmouse Stamp set! You have until Sunday July 29th 11:59 pm EST to leave your comments!
Winners will be announced here on my blog Monday July 30th.
Here are the links! Let's go see what bags each of these designers used for their projects today!
Anya Schrier, Bonnie Sharp. Julia Aston. Kelly Schirmer. Lynn Mercurio, Mona Pendleton, Tosha Leyendekker
Sunday, May 27, 2012
well - I'm actually using Bashful Blue and a Bazzill Blue (don't know which blue it is!) as I didn't have Marina Mist.
dog house, dog and sentiment and layered them with foam tape.The little CELEBRATE over the door is from the Box Word Set. My stamps are all from Rubbernecker.
This card was also for the Featured Stamper over on Split Coast today - Susan Bridgman (Susanbri). I chose to CASE her Spaniel with Sleigh bells card. I changed the stamps and made mine a b'day or special day card - but kept the dog theme and blue color.
I hope everyone (in the US) is having a fun safe Memorial Day Weekend - and I'd like to take this chance to thank all the women and men serving (or who have served in the past) in the military. You help keep us ALL safe and it is greatly appreciated.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
I made my Father's Day card for my son - who is father to two basset hounds - Daisy and Roscoe. Yes - my grandchildren are dogs (!) and they are very loving and cute!
I used the April SFYTT sketch for my card - using a wonky rectangle instead of a circle. I thought it made the card a little more jumpy - just like the dogs!
So here you go with all the details!
A Stamp set of your choice!
Winner to be announced on the Stampin' Sisterhood Blog on 4/28 (you have 1 week to hop!).
-Follow the route below
-Leave some love at each stop
-Go back to the Sisterhood Blog and let us know you have hopped.
-As a bonus we will draw an EXTRA winner for a STAMP SET of your choice, just for sharing our HOP on your Facebook page or Blog!!
-After you have SHARED, just go back to the Stampin' Sisterhood Blog and let us know where you have SHARED our HOP!!
Here's the hopping route!
- Charlene Driggs
- Charlene Merrick
- Ellen Taylor
- Jacquie Peifer
- Jen Charboneau
- Jennifer Cuthbertson
- Joan Ervin
- Judy Rozema
- Julia Aston That's me!
- Karen Hunsaker
- Kecia Waters
- Kittie Caracciolo
- Stampin' Sisterhood
Paper: Kraft, Dark Chocolate, White - PTI, DP The Pets Stack - DCWV
Ink: Archival Coffee, Ranger Distress Antique Linen
Accessories: foam tape, glue dots, opaline half pearls - Basic Grey, Bricked embossing folder - Tim Holtz Sizzix, wonky rectangle - Nestabilities, Copics: E31, E35, E40, N6, Button from stash, cappuchino twine - the Twinery.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
I combined both Monday Split Coast challenges in my card today. The CAS challenge was to use humor - the Try a New Techinque challenge was to use a different shape for your card.
I found this cute little scottie dog template in Papercrafts Magazine on line. Isn't he just adorable?!
I cut the dog out of a textured Bazzill paper, added his little jacket, stamped the sentiment, cut it out and tied a bow around his neck!
I used to be just a dog person - we had a sweet cocker-springer spaniel mix dog growing up and later I had the most wonderful great dane, but years later someone gave me a little homeless kitty and I became a cat lover too.
Now we have two beautiful Russian Blue cats who are sisters, named Scout and Boo. I have to say, they are a lot easier to take care of than a dog......
Scout always sits with me when I stamp - so I had to explain to her that I really didn't mean what I stamped on the card ....... LOL!!
This sweet little pup will fit in a regular size envelope in case you're wondering!
Stamps: Rubbernecker - The Perfect Cat is a dog #77-11
Paper: Black tie Bazzill Basics, More Mustard - SU, DP OCtober Afternoon/Modern Homemaker Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: wrinkled seam tape - http://www.prairiebirdboutique.etsy.com%20shop/, brad - Imaginesce, template from PaperCrafts Magazine
Monday, September 13, 2010
My card today was created for three challenges!
And here's the new little family! Katie, Landon and Greg
Monday, January 11, 2010
I had a busy day Sunday - with church in the morning, then teaching a card stamping class there in the afternoon with two friends. We had 12 people signed up this month which is a full class so we were all excited! I finally got home around 3:30 and wanted to pack away my Christmas decorations (yes, they are STILL up!)
But I always like to do the Featured Stamper challenge over on Split Coast so first things first right?!?!? This week it was WeeBeeStampin. I cased her cute pumpkin Emma card. I made mine a birthday card - used Spike instead of sweet little Emma - changed the sentiment and added a ribbon and some dry embossing. I did use her overall card design.
I cut the sentiment using the Labels Eight Nestabilities and just cut it off above the words. I embossed the background with the Diamonds in the Rough Cuttlebug folder.
Be sure to check out the stamps over at Rubbernecker - they are all on sale "preinventory" right now!!
So now I have no excuse for not packing away the decorations - or is there another card I need to make ...............
Thanks so much for coming by!
Paper: vintage cream - pti, basic black - SU, DP DCWV The Pet Stack
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: foam dimensionals, Labels Eight & rectangle Nestabilities, saddle stitched ribbon - PTI, Silver Spica Pen, Copics: E11, E33, E37, BV23, BV31, 100
Saturday, December 19, 2009
And here's the story - we had just put up our tree - no ornaments on yet - and I walked out into the kitchen - and when I walked back into the livingroom- there she was - a headless kitty sitting under the tree (actually with her head in the branches of course!) - it just CRACKED ME UP!! I grabbed my camera and took the shot - I was so glad she stayed there long enough!
So I thought I'd make the picture into a card for the challenge.... The sentiment is computer generated - I thought it was kind of 'tongue in cheek' funny for the pic! I added a lacey punched edge, some gems as ornaments, a button with punched ferns behind it over a ribbon - and good to go!
And while I'm sharing pet stuff - thought I'd show you what I made for the dogs in the family that will be coming over for Christmas Day. I made some dog biscuits in the shape of a moose and some shaped like bones.
Not sure if you can see the moose in the package - his antlers are at the top left - and there are two bones behind him. (I forgot to take a pic before I sealed them all up!) I slipped them into cellophane bags and wrapped a piece of twill around it that I had stamped with 'woof' and a dog paw print. I got the dog biscuit recipe from Bullwrinkle.com
Monday, August 24, 2009
So I thought I'd introduce you to the characters of the day.
This is the star - the reason we were all getting together - Mini - a rescue dog who came all the way from Puerto Rico to Massachusetts to find a family! She is a beagle/Jack Russell terrier mix and she is just the cutest thing. My sister had a little cheerleader outfit on her when she first arrived (Yikes! the poor thing !) but she didn't seem to mind it! She was one cute happy little camper with her new family and took well to the extended family too!
And here is her older brother Gus - another rescue dog that came to Mass from somewhere in the southern US. Another beagle/Jack Russell Terrier mix who is about twice the size of Mini but looks very much like her!
The other canine characters at the party were my grandchildren - my son Josh and his fiance April's bassett hounds. Here is little boy Roscoe checking out our kayaks.
And here is Daisy with April keeping cool in the shade of the canopy.
The dogs LOVED the dog cookies that I made and the humans loved their little boxes that had sugar cookies in them. You can find all kinds of dog biscuit recipes here. Check out my post below for more details and pics about the treats I made for everyone if you missed it!
And now I'll introduce the human attendees at the cookout.
At our table are (Left to Right) niece Chrstie with DH Nate, DH Greg with niece Katie, and lifelong friend Cilla who is moving to FL in November where her sister, already lives (boo hoo).
Here is Cilla again with my sister Marcia - holding Mini.
And here are the red hot dogs I was telling you about! - we grilled these along with some marinated chicken, had macaroni salad and delicious carrot cake for dessert - Yum!!!