Monday, May 24, 2010

First Quilt Bag

Thanks to Chic n Scratch I have been dabbling in sewing some totes and I'm totally hooked. I have been experimenting making different kinds of bags. Let me begin by saying I am not an experienced quilter but I love how easy some sewing projects can be. I made this bag using coordinating fabrics from Joann Fabrics and my Big Shot. You can see the tutorial on the Chic n Scratch blog. I have made two of these totes in different sizes. Here is a larger version and soon I'll show you my smaller tote. Let me know what you think. I'd love to hear from you. Vanessa

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Teacher's Gift Card

I love this Vintage Picnic stamp set from PTI. I cased Becky Ohlers card from the PTI gallery and will fill this card with a Target gift card for the teachers. These were easily mass produced but I should have realized Becky's card was larger so I had to adjust a bit to accomodate for the smaller A2 card size.
Deets: PTI Vintage Picnic; Markers: Prismacolor; glassine bag and cardstock: Michaels; Twine and button: Joanne; Ribbon: Offray; Punches SU,scallop and label

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Rainy Season

Well its starting to get hot and humid in Florida and that can only mean that our Rainy Season has begun. We have to participate in outdoor activities early in the day because every evening we get a thunder storm. I love Bella stamps and had to undust this gal and make a rainy day card....

Deets: Stamps: Stamping Bella and Studio G stamps, Markers: Prismacolor; Designer paper: Kay and Co.; Stickles; Nestabilities: ovals Cardstock: Michaels

Friday, May 21, 2010

Mother's Day

Here are the rest of my Mother's Day cards. The blue one is a case from Nichole Heady's blog and the pink one I created myself.

pink cards deets:
Stamps: PTI Delightful Dahlia and Fillable Frames; Designer paper Kay and Co.; Brown cardstock and rhinestones: Michaels; Prismacolor Markers; Ribbon: Joanne's; Scallop punch SU and chocolate chip ink
blue card deets:
Stamps: PTI Delightful Dahlia; Anna Griffin ink; Vellum; white cardstock: Micheals; Pearl button: Walmart; Glitter Martha Stewar; redline tape

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sorry I have been MIA but school is rapidly ending here in South Fla and there is lots to do. I will attempt to be a better blogger and post more projects with end of school teachers gifts and Father's day around the corner I should have some stuff to share. Vanessa also has some quilting projects in the works. My sister will verify I am usually a day late or a dollar short so I will explain what happened.
The project I wanted to share with you is the project I intended to post for PTI blog hop but since I got the days all mixed up I missed it completely. The challenge was to create something with tissue paper and I made a Mother's Day card which I am going to mass produce again for Birthday cards. The flower and ruffled border were made out of tissue paper and then sprayed with my homemade glimmer mist. It is really pretty and shimmery in person. I hope you enjoyed my card all the deets are below.

Stamps: PTI Delightful Dahlia, Everday Blessings; Nestabilties labels 1; Brown card base, green cardstock, rhinestones Micheals; tissue paper; Designer paper: Kay and Company; Martha Stewart Cornice punch; SU chocolate chip ink

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

First Communion

Since my sister and I have decided to join the blogging world I hope you enjoy our first post and follow us. This weekend was my son's 1st Communion and these are the invitations I created for the occasion. I wanted simple yet masculine. I wish I could capture in the photograph how pretty they really were in person....

Stamps: Papertrey ink, Everyday Blessings Embossing Folder: Moroccan screen Cardstock: Coordinations Silver embossing powder Rhinestones: Micheal's dollar spot

These are the candles I handed out as favors.. These were made with the same Papertrey stamp set using the tissue paper technique with an embossing gun.

Stamps: papertrey ink everyday blessings, white tissue paper, Micheals rhinestones