Monday, May 25, 2009

SU Tag Punch Idea

One of my favorite blogs is Melz Stamps. She is so ultra talented and comes up with the most incredible ideas. She puts so much detail in each project she does. This is just one little quick tip that she had for using your SU tag punch.
Isn't that brillant?! I love the idea and will definitely be trying this sometime. Be sure to check around her blog for all the templates, techniques and ideas that she has. You could spend hours just browsing the wealth of information that she has on her blog.

I hope to post another great idea in the next day or two. It's one of the those ideas that you think "Do I really want to share this with the world or keep it my own little secret?" But I do want to share it with my readers which I know are few but I do appreciate those of you who do come to see what I've been up to so I will pass on this golden nugget to you. Hmmmm....are you curious yet? : ) Have a wonder Memorial Day!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

MME Penny Lane Papers

Here is a LO I did from a sketch off Simply Scrapping. It's sketch #15 and you can find all the sketch from Simply Scrapping HERE. I used My Minds Eye - Penny Lane paper - just the patterned paper also the "our family" title and paper flower on top. I loved this paper and had plenty left over so I made cards using the rest of it. I think I used up just about every last little scrap of it.
The sentiments - thanks a bunch, hi there and happy birthday all came from a package I got on clearance at Target in their card dept. They already had pop dots on them. I just rounded the corners and inked them. The colors went great with this paper and I didn't have to use any stamps on them. The Thank you card above is a 4x4 card and the Hi There below is a 3x3 card.On the happy birthday one below the bird also is part of the MME Penny Lane series. It is a clear acrylic piece. I backed it with the green paper and adhered it with glue dots behind the eye and on the tail so you can't even see how it is attached.

I can't remember the size the the "hello" card below. I used Copics to color the image and sanded the heck out of all the paper and even over the image.

This last one is my favorite. I used Copics to color the image. I ended up totally screwing up the grass area. I still can't figure out out to make it look right. So I just put a big ole' flower on one side and the corner punch on the other. You would never now the icky mess that lies beneath. : ) The "thinking of you" was just a rub on that I had.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Twilight with Cheeseburgers??

I have become a HUGE fan of the Twilight series. I could go on and on about it but I just had to share this video. I laughed all the way through it.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Teacher Appreciation Gifts

A couple of weeks ago we had teacher appreciation day and I'm the homeroom mom for the special ed class that has one teacher and an aid. Here are the snack baskets that I put together for them from the class. I had fun putting these together because I got to use my new Scor Pal. The little box with the truffles I made and HERE is the pattern I used for it. I had a little trouble with the cellophane but just ended up wrapping it like a present and taped the sides. I was in a hurry and didn't get a chance to look around for much for the cellophane. I just bought a roll of it at Target in the gift wrap section. I barely used any of it for these. Now I'm going to have to find some more projects to use this stuff for because I have a lot of it.

Below is a water bottle with Crystal Light packets. I put a whole box of the mixes in this pouch and HERE is the template I used. The only thing is that this template uses a scalloped card from SU for the front and I didn't have any of those. I ended up just making the front on my own. I used my Friskars punch to cut the scallops and then folded it down then just copied the measurements from the other piece to make it work. After I made these I found another tutorial to make these and this one is a little simpler and holds just one packet very nicely. HERE is the link for that one.
I also included 3 packages of microwave popcorn. There isn't a template for this. I just stacked the popcorn up and folded the paper around it. I did attach the popcorn together with repostionable tape so the stack wouldn't fall over. Once I figured out where the folds would be I used my new favorite tool the Scor Pal to make the creased. I also used a coordinating band of paper around the middle about 2" wide then wrapped it with tulle and then tied a small piece of ribbon in the middle of it to give it just a little more color.

This last box holds 2 boxes of gum. You could put all sorts of stuff in this. HERE is the template for this box. I really hope to get to do more of the stuff. It was fun. Maybe this will inspire you to go and make something for someone you'd like to show your appreciation.