Showing posts with label My Favorite Things. Show all posts
Showing posts with label My Favorite Things. Show all posts

Thursday, December 13, 2012

SRM Holiday Card Ideas

Hope you are enjoying your December.  It has been a crazy month already!  My son had to have a molar tooth pulled on Tuesday.  The dentist wanted to pull it because it does not have an adult tooth and the baby tooth had a root canal and a cap placed on it when he was younger. So, they didn't anticipate it lasting long.   The hope was that they would pull it and the other molars would start tilting forward and then braces will just pull the teeth into alignment.  But, when we got there...the procedure took a lot more time than we had planned because that little tooth had fused with the bone.  Luckily, the dentist got it out (along with a piece of the bone!)  Ben did great (much better than I did!) but I think the whole process aged me a few years :)

Yesterday I spent the day at the mall...and still feel like I haven't accomplished much:(  But it was fun! (At least more fun that watching your child have a tooth yanked:) are a few more holiday card ideas using SRM Stickers:
This first card features Sticker Sentiments: Happy Holidays along with some Echo Park paper (Happy Days: Red, Springtime: Lemonade, Robin's Egg; For the Record: Green) and a layered chipboard snowflake (Season's Greetings-Echo Park).

Next--A little Peace on Earth:

I used  Sticker Sentiments: Happy Holidays (SRM) on this card also.  I combined it with some fun patterned map paper (Wayfarer by Bazzill Basics) and some Echo Park Papers.  The dies are from My Favorite
Things (Paper Doll border Dienamics) and The Cat's Pajamas (Heart).

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Holiday Cards & More

Paper Crafts Holiday Cards & More, Vol. 7 is now on sale.  Woop! This is one of my favorite issues from Paper Crafts because of the "& More" part.  I love seeing all the fabulous ornaments, packaging, decorations and tags in this issue.

Here is my favorite project in the issue (pg. 160):
Of course, it is photographed much better in the issue :)   You can find Holiday Cards & More, Vol. 7 HERE!  Have a great weekend! (Don't forget to celebrate World Cardmaking Day TOMORROW!)

Monday, September 17, 2012

Tag Wall Calendar

Hello! Happy Monday! Thanks so much for all the comments and emails from my last post.  I just love my super fabulous blog friends!
Last year I created a wall calendar made up of tags that hang on this birdcage in my kitchen.  I decided to update the tags for 2013 since it has been a big conversation piece in my house.  The tags feature SRM Mini Calendars and a LOT of other SRM stickers (listed below!)  You can see in the detail pics all the other stickers I used (including lots of border stickers!) Here is the finished product that was on the SRM stickers blog last week:

SRM Stickers used:
Stickers by the Dozen- Valentine’s  #62004
We’ve Got Your Border- Halloween  #57005
Express Yourself- St. Patrick’s Day #42036
Freestyle Winter #50001
We’ve Got Your Border- Valentine’s #57007
Mini calendar 2013 Standard #48009
Mini calendar 2013 Decorative #48008
Sticker Sentiments- Life is Good #51014
Year of Memories 2013 #48007
Express Yourself- Water Fun #42039
Express Yourself- Graduation #42019
Quick Card- Class of 2013  #52043
Express Yourself- School #42020
Other supplies used are from these companies: The Twinery, Ranger (Distress inks), Gina K Designs, My Favorite Things, Bella Blvd, October Afternoon, Little Yellow Bicycle, Echo Park Paper, My Little Shoebox, Lori Whitlock (Penguin Silhouette Shape).

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A True Friend

Hello! Happy Tuesday!  Since we celebrated labor day here in the states yesterday, this is going to be one of those weeks that I am always a day off!  YES, I had to double check the day before typing that!

Well, today I have a card to share that I have worked on little by little.  I was trying to play along in the Moxie Fab Challenge: The Asymmetry Challenge.  In doing so,  I discovered that when you create a design that happens to turn out asymmetrical, that is one thing....but trying to create something asymmetrical is quite another.   I started off in several different directions but finally went with this design.   I like that the sentiment is in black to draw your eye toward it, with only a few other small details on the card being black to keep your eyes focused on the important part :). Otherwise, every other element was in 12 different positions before they were finally glued in their final place.  

Supplies: stamps- My Favorite Sentiments (My Favorite Things);  cardstock- Ivory (Gina K Designs);  Patterned paper- Escape Collection (Little Yellow Bicycle); baker's twine- Ocean (The Twinery); sewing machine; ink- tea dye distress ink (Ranger), Memento tuxedo black (Tsukineko); ribbon-Offray; flower and pin- Wild Orchid; rhinestones- Recollections (Michael's).

Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, August 25, 2012

Dream Tag

School starts for my kids on Tuesday.  I am holding tight to these last few days of summer vacation.  I am also school shopping, doing the routine doctor appts, dentist appts, etc.

One of the other things I wanted to do was to make my oldest daughter a special note for her lunch.  She will be in 11th grade this year and last year was her first year in this school because we moved just prior to her sophomore year.  I sent her notes everyday in her lunch and sometimes I included a drawing, a funny comment or something she could hang in her locker to remind her how awesome she is.  I knew how hard it was for her to be the new girl and I wanted to give her something to laugh at or smile at in the middle of her day.

This year, I made this tag to stick in her lunch.  It is something she can use as a bookmark or to stick on the inside of her locker.  She LOVES giraffes so when I saw this new set from My Favorite Things called Circus Spectacular, I KNEW I had to have it just to make a million giraffe notes for her :)

I paired this set with the fabulous sentiment set called, My Favorite Sentiments 6th Anniversary Set.  LOVE this set!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Travel Gift Idea

Since my husband and I "gifted" each other a Hawaiian vacation for our anniversary this year...I was inspired to created a fun way to present a travel gift.
Here is my gift idea...

I used a Silhouette file to make the airplane and added some SRM stickers to the plane...."relax" "unwind" and "dream".  I attached the plane to the tube by using a stick pin.  The top of the pin in threaded through the airplane base and then I pushed it through the lid of the tube.  I put some foam tape on the inside of the tube lid to anchor the pin.   The plane actually tilts back and forth :)  

I covered the bottom of the Mini tube with black vinyl that I die cut into building shapes using My Favorite Things Die-Namics Skyline Border die.  I added the "adventure" sticker along the tube and filled the tube with the travel information.  This concept would work well with concert tickets, amusement park tickets, etc.  Simply change out the topper to reflect what is inside :)
SRM products used:
Express Yourself Retirement #42005
Express Yourself Everyday Boy #42040
Mini tube

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Inspiration Revisited

I have a hard time making cards/scrapbook pages while watching the Olympics.  Since I have tons of fabric remnants sitting in a drawer, I thought I would revisit a Moxie Fab challenge from months ago because it was so much fun to make one of these little houses the first time.

Here is what I came up with this time: 
Some of my hand stitching is not the best---had to pull out a seam more than once because I watching the Olympic coverage at the same time. Ha! 

Supplies: Sticker sentiment- Shine Your Light (SRM Stickers)
Baker's twine- Marigold (The Twinery)
Dies- Homespun Birdhouse, Fresh Cut Grass (Dienamics- My Favorite Things)

Hope you have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Inspired Birthday Card

Hello! Just wanted to pop in and let you know I have a post up on the Cardmaker Blog today.  Come see how a Tiffany & Co. bag inspired this card:


I would love for you to check it out! -------> Click HERE!

Supplies used: White cardstock from Gina K. Designs; Swoon 6 x 6-inch paper pad, stickers and stickpin from Little Yellow Bicycle; Splash Blue and Yours Truly Grey patterned papers from Echo Park Paper Co.; Fancy Sticker Sentiments-Birthday from SRM Stickers; silver cord from Stampin’ Up!; Recollections pearls from Michaels Stores Inc.; Perfect Petal Trio Die-namics die from My Favorite Things; artisan ornate oval frame Silhouette file by Samantha Walker from Silhouette America Inc.  

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Monday!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Twine Cards- Update!

Hello there!  Am I the only one who gets so overwhelmed in the month of May? So much going on--- games, school dates, recitals, etc.  Mind blowing.  Well, part of that has prevented me from posting some of my projects that I have created for my dt's here.  I do like to share my work on here because I understand that time is precious and it is not always possible to follow links to other blogs I contribute to.  So, here are two cards that I had on two different blogs this past month:

The first card was on the Helmar blog: 
Supplies:  white cardstock (Gina K Designs); baker's twine- Denim, Pink Sorbet (The Twinery); Patterned paper- Echo Park; Stamps-By the Numbers (My Favorite Things), sentiment-Moments + Minutes (Technique Tuesday);  Die- Fly a  Kite Dienamics (My Favorite Things); ribbon- Pinecone Press; pearls- Recollection's (Michael's); tiny attacher stapler- (Tim Holtz); Memento tuxedo black ink.

Next, this card was on The Twinery blog last week.  I love the whimsical feel to it with the wrapped leaves:
For this card I used  Pea pod and Honeydew baker's twine from The Twinery.  I also used the Silhouette file 3 branch tree by Lori Whitlock to cut the tree shape.  The patterned paper and stickers are from Hello Summer collection by Echo Park.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Rock Stars Cardmaker Hop

Today the Cardmaker Blog Team is having a Rock Stars blog hop.  We all designed cards inspired by a song.  Totally fun!  I had PLENTY of help picking my songs.  (My kids loved this and had great song ideas for me:)

In the end I picked songs, with their blessing, that are inspiring and fun (and had suitable lyrics!) and used them to create two cards.  (You can click the song titles to see the music videos for the songs.)

My first song is FIREWORK by Katy Perry:
I used the Skyline Border by My Favorite Things for this card and then used a fireworks silhouette file to create the fireworks.  (TIP: I cut the fireworks from the blue patterned paper and then peeled off some of the paper so that some of the offshoots were white.  I used a butter creme Copic marker to color it yellow to get two colors in the design.)  I added some red rhinestones in the center and some red paper behind the one building.  I adhered some more red patterned paper on the card base and some twine from The Twinery and finally a SRM sticker finish the design.

Supplies: white cardstock (Gina K Designs); patterned paper- Dots & Stripes: Ruby Red, Winter Park: Light Blue (Echo Park); Dienamics die- skyline border (My Favorite Things); Silhouette file- fireworks; rhinestones- Recollections, Michael's; baker's twine- Charcoal (The Twinery); tiny attacher stapler (Tim Holtz); SRM stickers- Life is Good; corner rounder punch (Creative Memories).

The second song that I chose was HONEY BEE by Blake Shelton:
Such a cute song --my oldest daughter loved  it first came out.  It was easy to make a card based on this one :)  I grabbed my favorite bear sets by The Cat's Pajamas for this card---Honey Bear and Happy Camper.  I stamped the images and colored them with Copic markers and cut them out.   I cut out the honeycomb paper from Jillibean Soup to place under the bear.  I cut one extra honeycomb out and adhered it on the top of the card and stamped the sentiment over it.  The finishing touch is some Lemondrop baker's twine from The Twinery.

Supplies: white cardstock (Gina K. Designs); Stamps- Honey Bear, Happy Camper (The Cat's Pajamas); patterned paper- Coordinating Atomic Soup paper (Jillibean Soup); memento tuxedo black ink; Copic markers; baker's twine-- Lemondrop (The Twinery); tiny attacher stapler (Tim Holtz); corner rounder punch (Creative Memories).

I cannot wait to check out the songs/cards by the rest of the team.  Here is the hop order:
Cardmaker blog
Kimberly Crawford
Carolyn King - You are here!
Colleen Schaan
Anya Schrier
Trudy Sjolander
Michelle Woerner

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Happy Birthday Wish...

So. My oldest sister, Rere, is turning "older" today!  Happy Birthday Re.  She asked me yesterday (thanks for the advanced notice, Re) if she could be "Blog Famous" today.  Of course I cannot say no to my elders :)

I really need to take some pictures of us.  Here is one with my brother, me, my sister in law and my sister Re (on the right) from the fall:

And here is the birthday card I made her.  I highlighted "all" because I KNOW she got at least one of her birthday wishes (this post!):
Supplies:  Stamps- Very Square Sentiments (Mint Motif, I {heart} Papers); Memento tuxedo black ink; Dies- Flower and Leaf Trio, Vintage Cameo Frame, Open scallop (My Favorite Things) scalloped circle (Spellbinders); Designer paper- Dolled Up "Living" Blooms (My Mind's Eye), Playground: Swing (Echo Park Paper); buttons ; baker's twine- Shore (The Twinery); rhinestones- Recollections, Michael's.

The fun thing about this card is that I die cut the flowers  and then also used the negative on the card.  I cut around the edges to create the flowers on the bottom left!

Happy birthday to my OLDEST sister! xoxo

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Home Sweet Home Inspiration

Hello!  Happy-whatever-day-it-is-today :P  I actually had some time this week and when I was looking over challenges for inspiration I came across the Moxie Fab World- Home Sweet Home Tuesday Trigger. Wow....I was instantly inspired by this house ornament:
Really inspired.  So inspired that I HAD to make a little house ornament :)  today.

I came up with my own design and I used some leftover fleece I had from a previous project and some fabric remnants.  I  folded the fleece in half (the fold is at the bottom so I didn't have to sew that part) and then cut out the sides and top in the shape of a house.  I decorated the front with fabric, felt, buttons, etc. and then flipped it inside out to sew the edges and stuff.   Here is what I came up with:

I kept the basic color theme and the fact that it is a house and went from there.  Created a cute little hanging house to display in my stamp room....or somewhere :)

Other supplies:
Sticker sentiments- Life is Good (SRM Stickers)
Dies- Fresh cut grass, Contempo Cage (bird) (My Favorite Things)
Vellum- The Paper Company
Baker's twine- Caribbean (The Twinery)

And....Since I am aware that I didn't follow the rules----I did create a PAPER crafted project that was inspired by the trigger as well:
Again, I was inspired by the colors and the house theme on this one...I definitely wanted to include the wood grain :)  I popped up the hand stitched heart with a Helmar Zapdot!  Love this quote and I thought it fit well with the house theme.

White cardstock- Gina K Designs
Patterned paper- Finally Fall: At the Patch (Bella Blvd), Little Boy: Rock Star; Playground: Red (Echo Park)
Sentiment stamp- Inkadinkado
Ink- markers-Red, black (SU!), Tea dye distress ink (Ranger)
Slit punch (SU!)
Dies- Homespun Dienamics (My Favorite Things)
Stick pin- Maya Road
Baker's twine- Honeydew (The Twinery)
Corrugated cardboard
Helmar Zapdots

That's it!  Hope you are inspired to play along!!! Click HERE to find out about all the challenge details!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

I Can Finally Share......

Hello!  Today I can share some EXTRA TWINERIFFIC news!  I am officially a member of The Twinery 2012 design team!  I can hardly believe it.  For anyone who is familiar with my work---you already know I adore baker's twine.  I use it on almost every project.  I am very excited to begin this adventure. 

The Twinery is announcing the first half of the team today and the second half tomorrow on their blog.

Here is the first half of the team. So excited to be designing with these super talented ladies:

Carolyn King
Angelica Suarez- Senior Designer
Monika Wright- Senior Designer
Julie Ranae- Design Team Coordinator

Here are two tags featuring The Twinery baker's twine that I whipped up for today:
The first tag is features a computer generated sentiment to go with the bee I made using a clothespin, baker's twine and some heart punches.  I covered the bee's body with Lemondrop baker's twine and then created a little trail using Caribbean baker's twine.

The second tag features a heart made with  Pink Sorbet baker's twine. I used a SRM sticker for the sentiment. 

Thank you for sharing my excitement.  I am looking forward to sharing more of my projects with you.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Hello! Today I am signing off for a bit---my kids will be off from school all next week and we will be celebrating the holidays with family and friends. I always try to take this week off to just enjoy the holidays!
Here is a quick Christmas card I created using Bella Blvd paper and Helmar Quick-Fix Adhesive Runner: is the fleece owl tooth fairy pillow I made for my youngest (I mentioned it in my previous post.) The front section is a pocket that she can put her tooth in and put it on her pillow. (REALLY hoping this helps the tooth fairy in instances where she cannot find the stinkin tooth under the pillow. Just thinking that probably happens often. Not sure!) Again, I used the My Favorite Things Hearts a Plenty die to cut out the heart:

Most of all----Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from my family to yours!!! >

...and....we cannot forget the new addition to our family, Timmy! (Timmy is actually a Tammy---we just found out at a recent trip to the vet but we haven't decided on a new name yet so poor Tammy is still being called Timmy!)

I hope your holidays are wonderful. Enjoy the time with family and friends. I will see you back here in January---LOTS of fun things planned and might even add some video tutorials to the mix this year!!!

Happy New Year!
Thanks for stopping by!