Saturday, August 27, 2011

Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

At a time in my life where it seems everything just stinks. I found something to laugh at. Although he is not very happy about me laughing at his cupcakes, my son is a pretty good sport and his frosting try was really not to bad!
But I have to is pretty funny.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Butterfly punch

I was a hostess at a stamp party a while back. When I was hostess my demonstrator gave me a card I thought was really pretty. So I recreated it. I did it in the 4 different colors.
I used the embossing template for the background.
Each butterfly is punched out three times. Sorry you didn't get a side view of them.
For the pink card, there is a light pink butterfly, a darker pink and then the stamped blue one. They are all layered like that. Then I tied them with bakers twine and knotted the ends for the antenna.
Hope you like!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Center Step Card Asian Floral

Morning!! This month has been a very hectic month for me. On the 4th, while I was at a stamp class, I got a phone call saying that my dad was in the hospital.
So, to make a long story short, he ended up having his gall bladder removed and they punctured his pancreas in the process. So he had pancreitis. Then, they came and told my mom and I in the lunchroom one day... that dad was full of cancer, take him home and enjoy him. (some doctors should be fired.)
We are unsure how much cancer there is, we do know for sure that his gall bladder was completely cancerous and perforated. We are heading to the Huntsman Center in Utah on Friday. Guess we go from there. We are all crossing our fingers that it was just the gall bladder. Because of the pancreitis, we didn't get to bring him home from the local hospital until the 18th! Such a long stay and he hated it all! His birthday was yesterday. Not a fun birthday. :(

So, while all that was going on (I was at the hospital every day) I did find time to make some cards to get some energy out! Here is one that I made for swaps for this month.
Its a center step card. You can find the instructions over at SplitCoastStampers. You can't tell from the photo, but I found shimmery pink cardstock and that is what I used for the base.
Hope you like!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Treat Boxes!

I got a sizzix die from Stampin UP the other day. I love this die. It makes a bitty box and an envelope. But I just use the box side. I made these little boxes!
I got the idea over at Stampin Idaho (see sidebar) She made a little box that was a matchbox and cut out the lid. I thought, HEY! I can do that!
So, my boxes are different, and I used a cute little die I got for my birthday for the lid.
You can see the cutout of the lid better here. I used the flower die from SU too.... but for the lid, I used overhead transparencies. I cut them to size, then I embossed them using an embossing folder.
Here's a better view of the embossing. Then just used decorative papers for the sides and flowers! I filled them with Hershey's Drops. Cookies and Cream, and Chocolate.
Hope you like!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Crystal Light Holders

My friend asked me to make her some holders that go on your water bottles. They hold a Crystal Light packet... or whatever kind of drink flavor you like! The top hole fits over your bottle cap and the packet goes into the pocket on the bottom.
So here is a close up of them.

The green and orange one is my favorite.
Hope you like!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

3 x 3 Stampin Up card kits

Over at Timely Chunks, a crafty store, they asked me to make some items for a sidewalk sale.
So, I made a display with my dad and Hunter. We cut the wood and all. :) Then I spray painted it black and had my name printed in purple Vinyl.
I then made a whole bunch of little card kits to sell. There are six different kits, with 3 different cards in them, for a total of 18 different cards if you bought them all.
I tried for a better picture here.
Here's the top half of the display...
The picture of all the kits. I even did color copies of the cards so you could put the kits together.
SO, I went to all this trouble of making kits, and the dang lady didn't even have the sidewalk sale. So... I have a lot of kits for sale... anyone interested?
I'll put closeups of the cards on later...