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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Gifts, Gifts and More Gifts

Hola Amigas! How are you? I have been SUPER BUSY! I made 15 headbands for Solimar's classroom. Her teacher is giving them to the girls for Christmas. I also made 24 Snowman Soup Mugs for her as well. From Solimar I made Reindeer Food...and so MUCH MORE. Here are just 3 of the headbands I made.


All these headbands use Stampin UP Flower Folds Sizzix die. I also used SU ribbon and/or SU brads as embellishments. Stampin UP now has a fabric line so I will show you the headbands and MORE with those soon...
Friday, December 17, 2010

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

FORE!

Hola Amigas! I have been super busy gift making! How about you? Currently I am working on a golf cart for Mrs. Coecliff's hubby. What do you think? I (OF COURSE) still need to decorate it with some stampin' and more but here you go...I did use a template to get me started but I tweaked it ALOT and not sure if I will EVER make one again! Loved the experience...
RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN' UP
Paper: Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Silver
Accessories: 1 1/4" and 1" circle punches
Sunday, December 12, 2010

Frosty's Wife-Crystal

Hola Amigas! Solimar's teacher asked me to make a 3D snowman and of course I said yes...I used Lynn Pratt's tutorial. It was NOT EASY! But so worth it...It was so heavy I had to make a base for it. I did try a skewer as Lynn suggested but that didn't work for me.
RECIPE: STAMPIN UP
Paper: Shimmer White, Basic Black
Ribbon: Regal Rose
Accessories: Filligree Brad
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Reindeer Food

Hola Amigas! I have a craft fair on Friday at Bordentown Regional High School. I hope you will come and see me. This is one of the items I will be selling. It's Reindeer Food. Cute, huh?They make classroom gifts. So if you need some as gifts for your son or daughter's classroom be sure to email me.
RECIPE: STAMPIN UP
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White
Stamp: Jolly Bingo Bits (Holiday Mini 2010)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Ribbon: Always Artichoke (retired)
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4 circle Punch, Test Tube (other)

Diva Coffee Break Challenge 206-Color Challenge

Hola Amigas! How are you enjoying this CHILLY weather. I for one DO NOT like it one bit. Well it's Wednesday and you know what that means Diva Time. When I do color challenges I find them difficult at times. You look at the colors and think how do I make it work. But you know what it just falls into place and it looks BEAUTIFUL. So please play with us...Here is my card.So what do you think? I love it. It is suppose to have a Birthday sentiment BUT I have all my Holiday stamps out and its 2AM and I didn't want to wake my family. This would be really CUTE in Holiday colors as well. I will share a tutorial soon. I will show you this card as well as how to convert into a gift card.
RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN' UP
Paper: River Rock, Rich Regals DSP, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP (retired)
Ribbon: Melon Mambo (retired)
Accessories: Scallop Oval Punch, Oval Punch, Pearl
Saturday, December 4, 2010

Holiday Mug

Hello! How are you today? Today I am going to share how to make this cute mug. Cute, huh? You will start with a piece of 8 3/8 x 3 1/2 cardstock. If you choose to add DSP that will be 8 3/8 x 3 1/4. Ensure that DSP is adhered with strong adhesive. You will also score your cardstock at 1", 2", 3", 4", 5", 6", 7" and 8".Your next step is to prep for the handle. In the 3rd column you are going to measure 1 1/2 down and make a mark and then you will take your hobby blade and from the end of that mark you will make a 1/4 slit. From the bottom of the 1/4 slit you are going to measure down 1 1/8 down and make a mark. Now from this last mark you will make a 1/4 slit down. Easy Peasy!
You will then add sticky strip to the end strip ( the skinniest one) and adhere together


Your next step is to make the bottom. Using your circle scissor, colluzzle, mug, etc you are going to make a 3 1/8 circle. I think cut slits every 1 inch. You then score the connecting slits.
Are you still with me? Now for your handle. You will cut of piece of same colored cardstock at 2 x4 and fold in half. Use your colluzze, punch, etc and punch a circle. I used the 1 3/4 circle punch. Your next step is to get a smaller punch, coluzzle circle, etc and punch inside. The open part of this piece should be facing you if you are using the punch. I punch little bit by little bit so as not to over punch.Insert into slits and TA DA! I made mine simple but of course you can add embellies and ribbon and MORE!
RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN UP
Paper: Real Red, Candy Cane Christmas DSP (Holiday Mini)
Accessories: Circle Punches (1 3/4, 1 1/4), Hobby Blade, Sticky Strip
Friday, December 3, 2010

Stamp A Holics Scrapbook Challenge 148

Hola Amigas. Where did the week go? Well you know its Friday and that means time to play with the Stamp A Holics DT. This week we have a scrapbook page challenge. Now for those of you that know me. This is my BIGGEST weakness. UGH! And I really have SUPER CUTE kids so it shouldn't even be an issue. Here is the sketch.
We had pictures taken at Solimar's school and I think they came out ok. Solimar and Joaquin of course are TOO CUTE! Here is my take on the challenge...I think I can do without the ribbon on the left hand side...What do you think?RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN UP
Paper: Real Red, Merry Moments DSP (retired), Very Vanilla
Ink: Real Red
Ribbon: Very Vanilla
Stamp: Many Merry Messages
Accessories: Antique Brads

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Scrapping the Moments-Card Challenge

Hola Amigas. I have posted a challenge at Scrapping the Moments. I challenge you to make a snowman card. You can use punches, dies, stamps, etc to make your snowman. Use your imagination. Here is my snowman card for this challenge.What do you think? Cute, huh? I saw a snowman card on Sharon Field's blog and new I had to make one. She used punches to make her snowman and I used the Circles #2 die. I wanted to show you how you can use different products and get the same results.
RECIPE: All Stampin UP
Paper: Marina Mist, Shimmer White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Stamp: Four the Holidays, Cold Play (retired), Serene Snowflakes
Ink: Marina Mist, Basic Black, Real Red, Craft Whisper White
Ribbon: retired
Accessories: Big Shot, Circles #2 die, Snowflake punch, Chunky Sprinkles

Diva Coffee Break Designs, 205-Sketch Challenge

Hola Amigas! It's time to play with the Divas. How is everyone doing? Can you believe it's December? I have GREAT news. I am a Guest Designer for USTAMP with Dawn Year End Blowout. I get to give one free pass away but this time there is a twist. I have to choose a new friend someone I don't know. Who knows it could be YOU! I definitely need to redo this card. Not sure what it is but its either missing something or this is not the correct stamp to use for this sketch. Any thoughts?
RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN UP
Paper: Real Red, Very Vanilla, Merry Moments DSP (retired)
Ink: Basic Black, Stazon
Ribbon: Very Vanilla 5/8 Grosgrain
Stamp: Holiday Lineup, Four the Holidays
Monday, November 29, 2010

Gimme a Break-Sketch 2

Hola Amigas! Can you believe we are so close to DECEMBER! YIKES! Well its time for a new Gimme a Break Sketch Challenge.Here is my take on Courtney's sketch.
I didn't add any embellishments as I usually would because it would have been to overwhelming. The metal sheet background was enough (in my opinion).
RECIPE: Stampin UP
Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink: Night of Navy
Stamp: Christ is Born
Accessories: Petals a Plenty EF, Scallop Border Punch, Corner Rounder, Metal Sheet (non-SU)
Friday, November 26, 2010

Gimme A Break (GAB)-Finally Friday Challenge

Hola Amigas! New Design Team, New Challenges. Please go to Gimme A Break to see challenges posted on Manic Mondays and Finally Fridays. Today's challenge is to add SPARKLE. Considering we like all the BLING BLING that Stampin UP offers that's an easy take.
Here is my take. I covered the snowflake in Dazzling Diamonds.
I might have to add a sentiment to the hat!?
So how many of you went out before sunrise this morning? NOT ME! Hope you will play with me today and add SPARKLE. Please upload here.
RECIPE: STAMPIN UP
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red
Ink: Rose Red (sponging on edges)
Accessories: Top Note Die, Owl Punch (eyes), Snowflake punch, Stampin Pastels (cheeks), Rhinestone brads, Dazzling Diamonds

Stamp A Holics 147-Inspiration Challenge

Hola Amigas! How are you? Did everyone eat enough turkey? I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving gathering(s) as much as we did. Well its Friday and that means time to play with the Stamp A Holics. This week its an Inspiration Challenge.
I was running out of time. I was really indecisive about the sentiment. What do you think? How can I make the sentiment part better?
RECIPE: STAMPIN UP
Paper: Basic Black, Real Red (textured), Whisper White
Stamp: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Lattice Bigz Die, Oval Large (42 in IB&C), Basic Black brads, 1 3/4 circle punch
Monday, November 22, 2010

Gimme A Break Manic Monday-Sketch Challenge

Hola Amigas. My friend Courtney Johnston has created a NEW challenge blog. Gimme A Break will feature Manic Monday and Finally Friday Challenges. I hope you will come and play with us. Today she has a sketch challenge. Here is my take on the challenge.
I like the difference the White Gel Pen makes on the eyes and mouth.
RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN UP
Paper: Crumb Cake, Rose Red, Thoroughly Modern DSP (retired)
Ribbon: Rose Red
Stamp: Holiday Lineup, Four the Holidays
Accessories: White Gel Pen, Markers (Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Real Red), Crystal Effects
Saturday, November 20, 2010

SU STARS Blog Hop



Hola Amigas. We have a great Blog Hop today. If you are on my blog you just came from Martha's Blog. What did you think of her projects using Holiday Lineup. Cute, huh? Well today I will be sharing 3 projects. My first is a Snowman Kit ornament. I got this idea from buying Solimar and Joaquin a kit last year. It is really cute. It came with a book and a scarf, a carrot, charcoal buttons and a top hat. What do you think? I put inside everything you would need to make a snowman and of course some snow...I made 24 different one using retired DSP and ribbon. These will be sold at my upcoming Craft Fair. My next is a card I made using Holiday Lineup.
My last project is a Bingo Card set. I made 24 of these for Solimar's classmates. I used the Jolly Bingo Bits and Bingo Card found in the Holiday Mini. Call me to order yours today!
Now off to Maria's Blog. Have Fun!
Tuesday, November 16, 2010

DCBD #203-Sketch Challenge

Hola Amigas! It's time to play with the Divas. This week its a Sketch Challenge. I wamted to do Holiday card with all the Holiday Spirit everywhere you go...why not? So what do you think of Rudolph's early appearance?
RECIPE: All STAMPIN' UP!
Paper: Poppy Parade, Very Vanilla, Thoroughly Modern DSP (retired), Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Soft Suede, Basic Black
Ink: Poppy Parade
Stamp: Many Merry Messages
Accessories: In Color Glimmer Brads, Chocolate Chip Marker, Owl Punch, Snowflake Punch
Monday, November 15, 2010

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Happy Birthday Mrs. Coecliff

Saturday was Solimar's teacher's birthday. Friday the students and her mom gave her a surprise party in school. I made purple cupcakes (her favorite color) and someone else make chocolate chip cookies...and more. This is a small gift we made for her.This is card and treat box in one...
This is a notecard stationary set.

RECIPE: ALL STAMPIN UP
Paper: Cottage Wall DSP (retired), Old Olive, Whisper White, Orchid Oppulence (retired), Pale Plum (retired), Cardstock Vellum, Window Sheets
Stamp: Monogram Sweet, Oval All, All A Flutter (retired)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Ribbon: Rich Razzleberry (retired), Old Olive
Accessories: Punches (Scallop Oval, Large Oval, Scallop Border, Scallop Circle, 1 1/4 circle)
Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Moments DT

Hola Amigas! I made The Moments Design Team.
My first challenge for today's GRAND OPENING is a Criss Cross Card.I hope you will play along.You will need to pieces of cardstock measuring 4 1/4 x 11. Score both pieces at 5 1/2.

Take each piece of cardstock and cut a diagnol from the score line to the bottom left for the first piece and from the score line to the bottom right for the second piece.

You should have two pieces that look like the above.
Add adhesive to ONE rectangle and adhere the two piece together.
This is what it should look like. Make sure the diagnols point downwards.
Take your DSP and cut it on a diagnol. I like using double sided DSP so that you can have two different coordinating patterns on your card.

Adhere these to our diagnols. You will flip one so that they fit.After adhering both pieces of DSP you will add sticky strip as shown above.

We are almost DONE!

You will then need 2 pieces of cardstock for your insert. Your first piece will be a coordinating color measuring 3 3/4 x 5 1/4. PLEASE NOTE: if you add a tab as shown in my sample the inserts will need to be trimmed so it does not hang out of the card. Your second piece will be a neutral piece of cardstock measuring 3 1/2 x 5. You can choose to corner round punch the top corners. I also added a Round Tab punch to the top of my insterts.

You will also make a belly band (if you choose). It measures 1 1/2 x 12.

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