Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Special Delivery

The mailbox filled with love is from There She Goes Stamps. I love the simplicity of the image.
I colored the image with copics and then layered it onto a pink square. The patterned paper is from We R Memory Keepers--think it is love struck. I cut the postage stamp squares with a die and then added the hearts cut with a die from The Cat's Pajamas.
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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Float My Boat

I have admired this little cutie from There She Goes stamps for a while. I finally broke down and bought it last week--and a couple of others I have eyeing.
I colored the image with copics and then cut it out with a Nestabilities oval die. I used a postage stamp edge dynamic from My Favorite Things for my waves. I cut the little flags out and then colored with copies to match. The patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Dilly Dally.
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day Box

I wanted to make something really special for my youngest daughter for Valentine's Day this year. It seems like she gets to see all the things I make as I am getting ready to mail them out to other people, so I think it is her turn. I made the box with my scor-pal and then used a Nestabilities die to cut the window out. I covered the window with clear acrylic and then used My Mind's Eye Love Me papers to decorate the top and bottom. I always make a test box with old paper I have on hand, gives me a chance to iron out all the kinks before using good, expensive paper. The hearts are felt that I cut out with the Heart Trio Cut Ups from The Cat's Pajamas. I added a few rhinestones for some extra sparkle.
 Detail shot of the side.

 I used stamps from The Cat's Pajamas to decorate the candy bar wraps.
Two clear acrylic boxes I made. I filled them with her favorite candy...Dove and Reese's.
 The inside of the finished box.
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Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine's Day Treats

 Even though my youngest daughter is in high school she still likes to give holiday gifts to a few of her favorite teachers. I decorated a couple of clear plastic paint cans with paper from My Mind's Eye Love Me collection. I added ribbon to the handle and then filled the containers with chocolate dipped pretzels.

This is a close up shot of the delicious treats. I have dipped pretzels quite a few times, but I saw these online (pinterest, I think, wish I could remember so I could give credit) and loved them. The sprinkles are so cute and by only dipping half the pretzel you have the bottom to hold without getting chocolate on your hands.
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Friday, February 10, 2012

Cutie Pie

This is Gracie's card for the week. The cutie pie image and sentiment is from Lawn Fawn. Isn't it the cutest? I colored the pie with copies and added some sparkle to the steam with spica glitter pen. I used some of my new My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Dilly Dally patterned paper. MME has done it again, the Miss Caroline collection is to die for!!! I added some baker's twine and a button and then some wonky sewing to finish it off.
I stamped the sentiment on the onside and then added some more of the patterned paper and a little more sewing to finish it off. Cute and simple, love it! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Let's Fly Away

I pulled out my Take Off stamp set from The Cat's Pajamas for this very pink card. I colored the bunny with copics and then paper pieced the plane with polka dots from my We R Memory Keepers Love Struck papers. I cut the image out and then popped it up with pop dots after attaching the sentiment flag with baker's twine. I used a Cloud Border Cut Ups die from TCP and then ran it through my Cuttlebug with the seeing spots folder.  I added some bright pink tulle (I don't remember it looking quite so bright in the store!) and a black button to finish it off.
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Saturday, February 4, 2012


I love to make homemade Valentine's Day cards and treat holders, but I don't want to spend a small fortune doing it. I try to pick one or two great stamps and vary the paper and embellishments to make each one special. Even though I have used the Feeling Cupidy set on a few other cards, each one is different. This time I went with red and black, not my favorite colors but I love the My Mind's Eye Love Me paper. I colored cupid with copics and added a little red spica glitter to his bow and arrow. I cut the image out with a circle Nestabilities die and then added some lines around the edge. The heart is the Heart Trio Cut Ups from The Cat's Pajamas. I finished it off with the red scalloped borders cut with a MFT Open Scalloped Edge Die-Namic and the sentiment.
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Friday, February 3, 2012

Who Loves You, Baby?

This is a tag I made for a Valentine's Day gift. {I will post details about the gift next week!} The sentiment is from the Feeling Cupidy set from The Cat's Pajamas. I stamped it in Memento black ink and then used a spica glitter pen to go over "you". The heart cut outs are from the Heart Trio cut ups from The Cat's Pajamas. I used a white pen to add some details. I finished it off with some I love you ribbon tied off with bakers twine and some rhinestones.
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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Imaginisce i-magicut ribbon cutter and sealer review

When I saw the video of this handy little gadget on YouTube I knew I had to have it.  Thanks to my friend Kim at Cutter's Creek I had mine in my hot, little hands this week. {I never claimed to be a patient person!}
I love to use ribbons on my projects and I have quite a collection. {I will show my ribbon collection and how I store all of it another day!} This is what it looks like right out of the package. It kind of looks like a small stapler. Throw four AA batteries in it and you are ready to go.
This is a shot of the inside of the little gadget, the purple marks are there so you can line up diagonal cuts.
It will cut any type of ribbon except cotton. These are a few of the ribbons I cut to try it out. The great thing is not only does it cut your ribbon, it seals the end as well. No more fraying or loose threads! Yeah!

I love the chevron cuts that are so popular right now and Imaginisce has made it so simple. Yep, just like I show in the picture you simply fold the ribbon in half and then line it up on the diagonal grid. It doesn't get much easier than that folks.
It only took about ten seconds to cut this red and white striped ribbon. The sheer ribbon in the earlier pics only took three or four seconds. I am very happy with this product, love the simplicity and ease of use. I am not sure how long the batteries will last, but out of the box I have to give this one an A for sure.
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