Tuesday, March 31, 2009

What? Not sharing?

Where did those promised posts go? Out the window! I should know better than to promise anything regarding this blog! Life just gets crazy and well... a girl has to prioritize.

So have I been stamping? YES!!! My messy desk proves it!
It started with the name tag I made for my weekend away. I went to Stamp New England with some fabulous crafting friends. If I took ALL my crafting friends we could have filled the place ourselves!!! The flower is a SU Big Shot die that I used and made one for each of the gals from Keene.

These are the fabulous gals. We stamped and ate and laughed and did I mention laugh? Oh it was divine!!! Well of course I had to stamp up a swap before I left so I could get in on the goodies from the other gals and since it was not all Stampin' Up! (I know you are gasping!) That would be the card at the top. Love that Elzy Bell stamp.

Of course there were gifts for those fabulous girls above. I made each one a different three drawer set made with the new matchbox die. Two drawers were filled with chocolates and one drawer had a monogramed keychain for each girly that I soldered.

Then for dear roomie for the night I made up a little toiletry package with chocolates that matched the pink! LOVE when that happens!!!!

When I got back from the weekend I had a workshop to plan for. The idea had been perculating for some time but I just had to put it all together. Being the last week of SAB I went crazy! SAB stamps, paper and ribbon. Not to mention the butterfly die I am in love with!!!!

See? I have stamped. So much that I have no time to take pics and upload them here!!! Actually there is even more but this is long enough.
Now this week I have my scrapbooking workshop (that page will come later) and a card for a friend that I can't share until AFTER I give it to her. I'm such a tease! But leave me a note and remind me to post again. I might get it together. :)

Monday, March 16, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I'm not even a little Irish. But the boys seem to be having fun with the holiday at school so we did Peppermint patty (get it?) treats for their classmates and pins for the teachers. My friend Marilyn found and gave me the idea. The original is WAY cute at the top.
But we had to make a few changes since I knew the kids would want to help. We did about 80 of them for the three classes and the kids all helped. I think theirs turned out pretty cute too and they were very proud of them! Love punch art with kids!!!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Lovin' my BS!

Swap #2 is more with the big shot. Got the cutest daisy die. It has three sizes on the one die. The ribbon is a new one from SU that I think is soooo yummy. But it comes with an orange ric rac one too and I am still working on how to use that one. I think it will stretch my brain and that could be good. Not much stamping but I like the graphic look of this. The dots at the bottom came from two sources. The green edge came from a circle punch and the pink ones are the flower centers of the biggest flower.

The swap was an original idea but these happy flowers are totally cased. I apologize for not knowing where I got the idea. I move too fast some days to remember much more than my own name. :) I gave some to a dear friend hoping to cheer her day.

My swaps

I recently did a swap and thought I would share my work. I did three and will be posting them today and over the next two. Then hopefully Monday I will have a cute treat to share. My kids are working on making them for classmates so when they finish assembly you will get to see them.
This card used the butterfly die with the BS. LOVE IT!!! Instant gratification. Paper in, roll through and up pop the cutest little butterflies! I used a versa marker on the edges and dipped in dazzling diamond EP and heat set. The body is a corsage pin with our silver duo beads and I snipped off the end and used crystal effects to hold it. The leaves were another BS die with a little sponging. The flower button has a silver brad and then the senitment is from the last page of the catty. I saw it on several samples in the catalog and thought it was a rub on. I was so happy to see it as a stamp! Oh and did you see the pretty satin ribbon? Lots of little details.
See you tomorrow for another swap. I am going to go get some vitamin D in the sunshine!

Monday, March 2, 2009

sneek peek and more snow

The kids are supposed to be back at school after a week of vacation. I actually like snow, BUT, I want them to get out of school before July and I AM NOT JOKING!!! I heard before today's snow day, the last day of school will be June 25th. That makes me sad! I want them out so we can go have fun swimming and camping! UGH!!!
I am actually working on a double scrapbook layout today so those pics will be coming. And I had hoped to share my three swaps I just made but they are not to the swappers yet and I don't want to ruin surprises. So just a sneak peek of one of my swaps and some snow pictures of the kids.
Enjoy the snow. It really is beautiful, peaceful and lots of fun to play in. My mail lady reminded me Spring is in 17 days.