Saturday, February 8, 2014

Go Team USA

I'm not a sports fan....until the Olympics come around.  We love the events and seeing the beauty of the host countries.  Here's a photo from our trip to St. Petersburg a few years ago.

If you have an Olympics party you can make little favors using our G67USA stamp!

Happy 16 days of viewing.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Easy Folded Paper Basket

Lawrenceville, GA was our destination this past weekend for our first 2014 convention.  We were blessed that the earlier bad weather was gone and allowed for all the vendors and shoppers to attend.  Sunday it was 75 degrees while we were packing up.  However, things changed quickly and Monday morning our drive thru Kentucky looked like this.

The roads were clear in Illinois and the rest of the way to Kansas.  We got home just in time for a 10" snowfall on Tuesday.  Ohh well, I have lots of stamps to make and here is the promised instructions for the little folded paper basket we had at the show this past weekend.

This is the easiest little thing to make.  I used a 6" x 6" piece of cardstock and scored on the black lines as shown the template below. (For some reason the photo isn't so great, click on it for a better view).  Punch a hole in each corner, string in your ribbon and tie.

This can be enlarged to 9" x 9" or 12" x 12" if you prefer.

I added our H114 Bunny Front to which I added some pink glitter and a pom pom.  Super easy and cute!

So if you're snowed in, too, make something cute.


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Spring Release Sneak Peek

We've been very busy getting ready to start our 2014 shows and have new designs and sample cards ready to upload to the website as soon as we return from the Georgia show.  Here's one of the new cards with two of our new designs.  The branch was a Memory Box Woodland Branch die which we also love to use with our snowman face.  I have lots of cute new things to show so hopefully I'll get back to adding to the blog next week.


Friday, October 18, 2013

York Convention

We had a great time seeing customers at the York convention this past weekend.  Despite the 9 1/2" of rain they had received the past two days, the customers arrived anxious for the show.  How cute is this photo of two sisters who shopped our booth?

Stamps to make this cute card were at the top of the best-sellers list.

Stamps used were E149 Snowman face and H128 Snowflakes from Heaven.  A Memory Box branch die made the arms quick and easy.

Thanks to everyone for a fun weekend.

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Pumpkins x 3

I'm always excited to get out my fall decorations and some of my favorites are these pumpkins I made years before repurposing was trendy.  These are so easy to make...simply turn a paper grocery sack inside out to hide the printing, fill with crumpled newspaper and wire securely shut.  Twist the top to form a stem and trim off excess.  Apply flat orange spray paint to all but the stem.  When dry embellish with leaves, etc.

Now I'm making rubber stamp pumpkins and this card was easy to create.  I used the Copic orange to dye seam binding to match.  Stamps used were G140 Tall Pumpkin, G142 Pumpkin and H127 Abundantly Blessed.

Happy fall to you!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Snowman Candy Tube

Here's the snowman candy tube that made it's debut at the Wisconsin Rubber Stamp Convention yesterday.  The snowman faces are selling fast!  Scroll down to the post of September 17 for the instructions to make the box.

The white cardstock behind the tube and on each side of the box was embossed with a snowflake
embossing folder.  The tiny marshmallows were from a little Amish grocery in central Missouri. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Pumpkins & Fall Trees

I purchased my first pumpkins of the season today.  Not the large ones for outside, but tiny ones for my kitchen island.  Several years ago I shopped a glorious craft sale in Del Mar, California while we were vendors at the stamp convention at the same fairgrounds.  I purchased parts to create a Pilgrim boy and girl using the small pumpkins.  I'll have to share a photo once they come out of storage.  Anyhow, one more sign that fall is here. 

Here's a card inspired by a customer who was kind enough to send me a sweet thank-you note.  The tree is stamped in black and embossed with clear embossing powder.  Punch the holes with a 1/8" hole punch and attach a white paper behind the tree and use a fine-tip black pen to make the eyes. E66 Dot Halloween completes the card. How cute is that!  The remainder of the design...colors and embellishments were from my customer.  I love the finished card.