Sunday, April 29
OF COURSE I HAD TO CHANGE IT UP A BIT BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT CREATIVITY MEANS, RIGHT??
IT IS A CARD IN THE SHAPE OF A PURSE, WITH A HANDLE, CLOSURE, ETC.:
I USED THE TOP NOTE DIE AND MY BIG SHOT TO CUT ONLY A PARTIAL DIE CUT SO THAT IT FIT THE FLAP PIECE.
YOU CAN ADD EITHER AN IN COLOR BRAD AS I DID, OR AN ICE CREAM PARLOR BUTTONS.
THE PUNCH BUNCH HOSTESS SET IS THE STAMPED FLOWER, WHICH I PUNCHED OUT WITH THE BLOSSOM PUNCH. THIS COVERS THE RIBBON CLOSURE THAT GOES AROUND THE BRAD OR BUTTON TO KEEP THE PURSE CLOSED.
WINNER WINNER, CHICKEN DINNER:
I PUT ALL THE ENTRANTS FROM OUR BLOG HOP LAST WEEK ONTO PIECES OF PAPER AND MY HUBBY CHOSE ONE AND THE WINNER IS - MARIA V. HER COMMENT WAS: "Thanks for the fabulous blog hop and for sharing some great projects!! " THANKS FOR THE LOVELY COMMENTS AND CONGRATS MARIA!!
Maria will be receiving a fun package of a stamp set, some ribbon, paper and brads that match, as well as a few die cuts and other odds and ends so she can make cards.
THANKS FOR VISITING OUR BLOG HOP LAST WEEK. KEEP VISITING BECAUSE WE ARE GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER HOP NEXT MONTH!!
BE CREATIVE AND GET INKY FINGERS Y'ALL!!
Friday, April 27
We had wanted to camp there this weekend but decided too late and it is all reserved. So a day trip is what we will do tomorrow. What are YOU going to do for the weekend?
WE ALL hope you have enjoyed our Glitter Queens Blog Hop. It was a smaller group this time because many of the Glitter Queens are getting ready to leave for Disney World tomorrow!! How fun is that?? I used to live just an hour and a half away and went to Disney a LOT. When it first opened, they gave special discounts to Florida Residents so we took advantage of it and went often. They don't do that anymore, I don't think.
On to my projects for you today....
I have so many ideas rumbling around in my head that it was hard to decide which ones to show you. Wish I could show them all to you, but I decided on these. Hope you like them:
I ordered this stamp in FRENCH because I like to use French words on some of my cards. This is the first card I have sewn with my sewing machine and I like how it turned out!! I think I will do some more sewing on future cards as well. The pennant punch was used here on Spice Cake DSP (retired) for both the smooth edge and the scalloped edges of the pennant. Then I sewed them to a piece of 1/8" ribbon and attached the banner with a brad on each end. I used my corner rounder punch to smooth out the corners of my "bonjour" stamped image to give it that smooth sleek look and sponged it with early espresso. You like?
I scallop punched the bottom espresso piece and put it up under the pool party layer before I sewed it on.
'OWL YA' DOING?
The punches are the scalloped circle punch, the large circle punch, the owl punch and the little leaves sizzlets die. You can also use the bird punch for the branch and leaves if you have that. Doesn't the owl's vest look so cute with that little flower right in the middle? That is just the DSP and I centered the flower just right. And I added a half circle as sleepy eyelids on top of his circle eyes.
DON'T FORGET TO LEAVE A COMMENT TO BE IN THE DRAWING FOR MY BLOG CANDY. I am giving away a stamp set as well as paper, ribbon and other goodies I can fit into the envelope. And you MUST be a follower of my blog as well.
Ready to hop on to the next blog? Go to Jan's blog next, ok?
HERE'S TO INKY FINGERS, Y'ALL. Have a creative weekend, ya hear? I'll do the drawing for the blog candy on Sunday afternoon. Check back then.
Thursday, April 26
My project for you today is an adorable card I saw on Mary Fish's blog. She is a talented fellow SU demonstrator. Hi Mary!!
The OWL PUNCH is one of my most favorite punches. I LOVE birds of all kinds and especially OWLS!!
Isn't he just adorable peeping out from his heart shaped hole?? I love to put the eyes close together to give them goofy and cute looks.
I kept the card clean so that you would only focus on the cute little owl looking out from the Heart Shaped Hole for his home. As you can see, I sponged the edges of the card and the thank you tag with daffodil yellow.
Supplies for this card are as follows:
Accessories: Owl punch, Big Shot, Framelits Hearts Collection die, Decorative Label Punch, unknown
brand of fiber in yellow
Card Stock: Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Inks: Island Indigo and Daffodil Delight
Paper: Retired Garden DSP
Other: SU sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals, Snail adhesive
DON'T FORGET TO BECOME A FOLLOWER OF MY BLOG AND LEAVE ME A COMMENT FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN BLOG CANDY. I AM GIVING AWAY A STAMP SET PLUS SOME OTHER GOODIES AT THE END OF THE BLOG. ENTER EACH DAY FOR ADDITIONAL CHANCES TO WIN.
Your next stop in this hop is Jan Mougel. Enjoy and have fun!!
Wednesday, April 25
JENNIFER KAY (that's me!!)
HOPE YOU ENJOY OUR THREE DAY HOP.
FOR MY PROJECT TO SHARE WITH YOU TODAY, I HAVE A FUN LITTLE GIFT BOX THAT MATCHES THE THANK YOU CARDS INSIDE. THE CARDS ARE ONLY 3 X 3 WHICH MEANS THEY ARE THE KIND YOU ATTACH TO A GIFT OR PERSONALLY HAND TO SOMEONE. THEY ARE TOO SMALL TO GO INTO THE US MAIL.
EACH LITTLE CARD IS MADE WITH A DIFFERENT PRINT FROM THE DSP.
Tuesday, April 24
I am so excited to announce that beginning May 1, Stampin' Up! is offering a fully customized Starter Kit for new recruits at a new lower price of $99! This will give you the perfect start to your businesses--your way!
When you join my Stampin' Up! family, the choice is yours to put together a kit with any of our current high-quality products--you can choose up to $125 worth of any Stampin' Up! products! You'll also receive a business supplies pack (valued at $65) to create a kit with a total value of $190 that still ships for FREE
With the introduction of the new Starter Kit, you will no longer have the option to purchase another kit or the add-ons. So if you want to order the current kit option at $175, you will need to place your order by April 30, 2012, 11:50 PM (MT).
Joining is quick and easy, you can do it online at my website and start ordering right away. Come on, I am waiting for you!!
HERE IS A HINT ON MY POST TOMORROW FOR DAY ONE OF THE HOP:
THINK SMALL, SPRING AND PEACHY...
INKY FINGERS Y'ALL AND Y'ALL COME BACK TOMORROW, YA HEAR?
Wednesday, April 18
GRANDMA IS VERY PROUD, CAN YOU TELL??
THANKS FOR ALLOWING ME TO GUSH A BIT ABOUT MY GRANDSON AND HIS PIG.
BY THE WAY, DON'T FORGET TO COME FOLLOW OUR GLITTER QUEEN'S BLOG HOP APRIL 25=27. THERE WILL BE BLOG CANDY AND LOTS OF GREAT IDEAS.
THANKS FOR STOPPING BY - HERE'S TO INKY FINGERS AND CREATIVITY!!
Friday, April 13
I MADE SOME CUTE THINGS FOR MY GRAND DAUGHTER, KAYLEIGH, FOR HER 12TH BIRTHDAY. IN OUR CHURCH, TURNING 12 IS A VERY BIG DEAL!! IT IS WHEN THEY NO LONGER HAVE TO GO INTO THE CHILDREN'S CLASSES, BUT ARE NOW YOUNG WOMEN AND YOUNG MEN AND HAVE THEIR OWN CLASSES GEARED TO THEIR AGE.
AMONG OTHER THINGS WHICH I CANNOT SHOW YOU UNTIL SHE RECEIVES THEM TOMORROW, I MADE HER THIS CUTE LITTLE NOTECARD ON A CHAIN. I USED MY BIG SHOT AND THE FLOWER BIGZ DIE (SEE THE CLEARANCE RACK FOR THE GREAT PRICE ON THIS OF ONLY $7.99!!) AND SOME STIFF CARDBOARD FROM PACKAGING. I USED DECORATIVE PAPER TO COVER THE CARDBOARD FRONT AND BACK, THEN USED CARD STOCK IN SOME FUN IN COLORS FOR THE INSIDE NOTES. HOPE YOU LIKE THIS SIMPLE BUT FUN GIFT.
HERE IS THE FRONT WITH THE DSP ON TOP OF THE THIN CARDBOARD PACKAGING. I ADDED A CUTE DIE CUT "K" AND A CUTE BUTTON FOR THE FRONT.
I HAVE LINKED IT UP TO THE "MINUTES FOR ME" BLOG LINK AT http://marciascraftysewing.blogspot.com/2012/04/minutes-for-me-linky-party-15-every.html
SEE WHAT ELSE OTHERS HAVE COMPLETED THEMSELVES, OR LINK ONE OF YOUR COMPLETED ITEMS THERE AS WELL!!
WE WILL HAVE ANOTHER GLITTER QUEEN'S BLOG HOP APRIL 25 - 27 TO SHOW YOU SOME MORE FUN AND CRAFTY IDEAS. COME BACK TO VISIT OFTEN AND ESPECIALLY THEN, OK?
HERE'S TO INKY FINGERS Y'ALL!!
Friday, April 6
I MADE SOME GOODIES FOR A FEW FRIENDS THAT I PLAN TO BRING TO THEM TOMORROW. LET ME SHARE THEM WITH YOU. I MADE THEM WITH MY BIG SHOT AND THE TWO TAGS DIE AS WELL AS THE BASKET AND BLOOMS DIE.
Wednesday, April 4
I'VE BEEN SEWING QUILT BLOCKS THESE PAST FEW DAYS. AND SOMETHING IS NOW WRONG WITH MY SEWING MACHINE. I THINK MY TENSION OR SOMETHING IS OFF. BUT I WAS ABLE TO GET A FEW MORE BLOCKS COMPLETED.
Go do something creative today!!
A SPECIAL INVITATION TO JOIN MY TEAM - "The Fine Lines"
Ask yourself these questions:
1. Do you have a long long wish list of items you want?
2. Would you like some extra cash each month to purchase ___? (fill in the blank)
3. Would you like to have more time to create with friends?
4. Do you love to share new ideas with others?
Then you should EMAIL ME and let's add you to my stamping team - "The Fine Lines".