Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Another scrapbook in a box. My daughter loves Hello Kitty, so I tried this out. I love the results!
This is my enrty for SCIC03. I almost didn't make it this week because I have been sick all weekend. I hope I meet the deadline.
Soft Suede for the flower pot
Elegant Eggplant and So Saffron for the flowers.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wow!! I was one of the top 3 for this weeks challenge at Stampin Celebration. I am so excited!! I never entered challenges until I found this site! I can't wait for the next one!

Monday, May 17, 2010

I finally made an "explosion box". This will be part of my nephew's birthday gift. He loves Elmo, so I thought Elmo in front of a birthday cake would be fun!
Real Red 12x12
Pumpkin Pie 12x12
Basic Black 12x12
Whisper White
I made small boxes for the tiers of the cake, then decorated them.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

This is another challenge card. This is for SCIC02 on Stampin Celebration. I used all Stampin Up punches to create this card. Only the letters are non SU.
The recipe is:
Yo Yo Yellow for the card base
Only Orange, Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Real Red, and Basic Black for the card elements.
I also used the Big Shot Large Dots texture plate on the turquoise background to give the card more texture.

Friday, May 7, 2010

This is a Mother's Day set I made for challenge SCI01 on Stampin Celebration. I have never done a challenge before, but this looked like fun!
Pink Passion, Tempting Turquiose, Gable Green, Summer Sun, and Whisper White CS.
Turquoise Rhinestone Brads
Scallop Edge Punch

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

This is another card made from scraps.

5 1/2 x 6 1/4 Crushed Curry
2 1/2 x 5 1/2 Melon Mambo
2 1/4 x 2 Crushed Curry
1 3/4 x 1 1/2 Whisper White
Whimsical Words Stamp Set
Melon Mambo Stamp Pad
I love how people on Splitcoast are finding creative ways to use their scraps. I love the Razzleberry Lemonade paper, but am always left with little pieces. This card gives me a way to use them up.

5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Rich Razzleberry CS for card body
2 strips Melon Mambo (you decide what works with your scraps)
Scraps of Razzleberry Lemonade
Whimsical Words Stamp Set

Thursday, April 22, 2010

So, I tried to make this sample the same shape as the others, but it wouldn't work. So, I created my own style. I messed with measurements and scoring until I came up with my favorite style. This looks even more like the real Miche bags. I will post a tutorial on this purse style soon.
Another Miche bag! The pink and brown is such a cute combination of colors. I also think these purses filled with goodies would make a great mothers day gift.

Monday, April 19, 2010

My friend sells Miche bags and I am creating similar purses for her to use as goody bags for her hostess. I love doing this!!! This is the first I gave her!!! I love it!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Along with the new colors, some of the old colors will be retiring. This means some of your favorites may be going away. You have until June 30th to stock up!! Here is the retiring list.

Exciting news from Stampin' Up! As of July 1st there will be a whole new color collection. This will include some of the current colors, some of the past In colors, and even some new colors. Here is the new color chart!

Monday, March 29, 2010

It has been a long few weeks! I finally have had a chance to add at least one pic! This is my Easter card this year. I love the combination of Melon Mambo and Certainly Celery. Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Had a little trouble with the spacing in the tote tutorial. I will get better as I go (I hope).
Finally finished the tote tutorial! Here we go!

2-12 x 12 pcs. of DSP
bone folder

punch of your choice
hole punch
sticky strip

Step 1:
Cut your tote paper to 10 x 12

Step 2:
With the 10" side in the cutter, score the full length of the paper at 2" on each side

Step 3: Turn paper and score at 5" and 7"

Step 4: Crease all scores with your bone folder

Step 5: Cut from side of paper in to where score lines meet on both sides. Total of 4 - 2" cuts.

Step 6: Cut 4 - 5" x 1" pieces out of coordinating DSP

Step 7: Adhere the strips to the front and back of tote about 1"from score marks

Step 8: Add sticky strip as shown

Step 9: Assemble tote

Step 10: Cut 2 - 10" x 1" strips for handles

Step 11: Adhere handles to inside of bag using adhesive

Step 12: Punch out embellishments

Step 13: Add embellishments, hole punch through embellishment, tote, and handles. Add brads to hold it all together.

There you have the finished tote!

If you have any questions or comments please post!!!

Friday, March 5, 2010

This is more of the tote style. I will be adding a tutorial for this type of bag soon. Hopefully even later tonight! I made several of these for my crop this weekend.
Just another color scheme!
I am currently obsessed with making purses and totes. I was inspired by a Miche bag party I attended and have been making different styles ever since.

Monday, March 1, 2010

More SAB stuff! The set and paper are out of SAB. Only 30 more days to order!!!
This is the little monkey from the Fox and Friends set in the Occasions Mini. You can only order this set through April! It is so cute. I used the cloud paper out of the SAB paper pack. Again, a limited time item. I had a little trouble getting the hang of the new punches, but once I did, I loved the results!

Happy March! I am so excited that spring finally starts this month. Snow be gone. I love the leprechaun in the Pinch Proof set. I bought this because I am a huge Notre Dame fan, but now I love using it to make St. Patty's Day cards.

Monday, February 15, 2010

I will be hosting an all day crop at Our Town's Brewin' in Clyde on Sunday, March 7th. The crop will be open from 8am until 5pm. I am offering a chipboard album class at 9am and 2 pm. This is the book I will be teaching you to create! For details, please email me at jenstamper@verizon.net. Thanks for looking!
My first post! I am so excited to have created my blog!!! I hope to use this space to share my creations. I will also be posting upcoming events and classes. Please visit often. Thanks!