Archive for February, 2008

Here is my envelope pouch for the Try A New Technique over at SCS.  This was for the technique challenge a couple of weeks ago.  It’s number 156.  You can find the instructions by clicking on the "try a new technique" link above.  It will take you to the forum with the instructions.  Apparently these were demonstrated at the Anaheim, CA Regionals this year.  Here is my pouch.  I filled it with my Hershey nuggets that are left over from Christmas! (again!)


I thought this would look really cute with a scene.  I pulled out some of my Jumbo Wheels that I haven’t used in a long time an created this outside washday scene.  The top wheel is called Washday (it is retired now) and the bottom wheel is called Hollyhock (it is retired also).  I told you I hadn’t used them in a while!!  I used the set Riveting to add the medallion at the top.  It is layered with the Scalloped Punch from Stampin’ Up!  I used my sponge to add some color throughout the scene.  It’s hard to see in the photo but I used Bashful Blue.  On the handle I layered three different shades of blue.  I used Bordering Blue, Bashful Blue and Ballet Blue.  I colored the images with my SU! markers.

Here are a couple of photos of it laying flat.  You’ll be able to see how easy this was to create using my SU! large Tag Punch.


Here is a picture of the sealed envelope upside down.  The punched out area was created with the large tag punch.  All you have to do is insert it fully and line the outside edge of the envelope up with the outside edge of the punch.  Repeat on the opposite side!  TA-DA!!


Here it is completed but not stuffed!  Fill it with whatever you please!  Enjoy!

5-1/2"x4-1/4" Envelope
SU! Large Tag Punch
Stamps or wheels to decorate
Filling of your choice!

Until Next Time…..Happy Creating!!!


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I finally got around to making the little treat boxes that Lauren had on her blog a while back.  I always wish there was time to make them right away, but life doesn’t happen that way!  I’m just glad I had the chance to make them today.  I filled mine with nuggets that I had left over from Christmas!  You could fill them with anything you’d like.  With Easter coming, maybe some Jelly Belly’s would look cool in there!!  It would be very colorful!


I made the first one with Acetate and the second with Vellum Cardstock.  The first one holds 8 nuggets 2 deep and the second one has 8 in it also, but I lined them up.  You can fit 10 in the second one if you stack them like the nuggets in the first case.  Then you fit one sideways on the end and one on top.  Des that make any sense??  It would look like this. 


I got my carstock band a little snug so it made the vellum a little wavy!

You can find Lauren’s Tutorial here!

These would make great gifts for teachers or students!  Of course we all know that students need more sugar, right??


Stamps: So Many Scallops
Paper: Acetate, Vellum Cardstock, White, Chocolate Chip, Purely Pomegranate
Ink: Purely Pomegranate
Accessories:  Scor-Pal, Pomegranate Double Stitched Ribbon, Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon, Scallop Punch, 1/8" circle punch, Sticky tape

Thanks for stopping by, and Until Next Time….Happy Creating!!!

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FS55 Yo! Yo! Mary Jo!

This week’s Featured Stamper on SCS is Mary Jo!  I’ve been a fan of hers for quite a while.  She is one of my regular blog stops too!  Hers is called {Beauty Lies Within}Here is the card that I cased from her gallery.  Here is my version!


In my last post I showed you my purchase from Michael’s, those shimmery flowers.  Well, for this card I thought it would be a great time to experiment with adding color to them.  I used Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink and Bashful Blue.  I added the color with my sponge daubers and it worked great.  I added the stickles for a little BLING!
This card measures 8-1/2" x 4".  This was a sketch that Beate had a few weeks ago and didn’t get around to completing it.  It worked out great for the FS Challenge too.


Here is a look at those flowers up close.  I love the shimmery paper and how the edges are embossed.

Stamps:  SU! Priceless, A Muse-Splendiferous Day
Paper:  Pumpkin Pie, White, Black, Spring Stack from DCWV, Certainly Celery, SU! Print Sampler
Ink: Bashful Blue, Pretty In Pink, Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie, Black
Accessories: Ribbon, Stickles, Brads, Dimensionals, Shimmery Bridal Flowers from Michaels, Square Punches, Corner Rounder

Until Next Time….Happy Creating!!!

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Enabler Alert!!!

Ok, this time I blame it on Lauren!!  You’ve seen her name here a lot lately!  It’s all her fault that I found these cute little shimmery flowers at Michael’s today!  They are really nice and you can punch out the middle to use them with brads too!


I don’t have any idea how many are in there, all it says is 1 oz!  They were $4.99 too.  Of course if you had a 40% off coupon, it would be less!  I have one linked in a previous post if you need one!

I had the thought that you could sponge almost any color on them if you wanted a different color.  I’ll have to give that a try and see if it works ok.

Until Next Time….Happy Shopping and Creating!!!

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I was cruising around on SCS earlier and was actually in the My Favorite Things forum.  I found posted there a recipe that many seem to use for their own homemade stamp cleaner.  I have always used Stampin’Up! Cleaner, but I also know how fast I go through it when I’m stamping a lot!  Here are the recipes that were posted!  None of these are my own personal recipe.

Stamp Cleaner Recipes
2 Cups distilled water
2 T Rose Water (purchased at health store)
1 T Baby wash (I used a generic brand)


2 Tablespoons glycerin (in the Rx dept.)
8 oz. distilled water
1 teaspoon baby wash


Simple Green Stamp Cleaner Recipe
When you use the Simple Green, be sure to dilute it. I use mine
strong–1/3 Simple Green, 2/3 water, with a squirt of glycerin. Some
people dilute a lot more, but this is the strength that takes off
StazOn stains for me.

Here is another recipe that was posted for Blender Pen refills.  I haven’t tried this one either.

Blender Pen fluid
1/3 part Glycerin (usually found in pharmacy)
2/3 part Distilled Water (Must be Distilled!)
1/4 tsp. Rubbing Alcohol


1. Carefully remove either end of your pen with pliers, using a light
twisting motion.
2. Add a few drops of the liquid to the Pen. More is not better in this
instance, as too much liquid will result in a runny mess.
3. Replace the tip.
4. Lay Pen on its side overnight.

After making this, use some to flush out your old tip to clean it, before putting it into your blender pen.

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Enjoy Your Embrace…

Here is my card for last week’s Featured Stamper Challenge on SCS.  gbedwright  was the featured Stamper.  You can find her gallery here!
This is the card that I cased from her gallery.

Here is my version of her card. Fs54_enjoy_your_embrace2_mr

Stamps:  Seaside Sketches, Riveting, Embrace Life
Paper: Black, White, Bashful Blue, Daisy D’s Spring Blossoms DP from Archivers
Ink: Black, SU! Markers, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Circle Punches, Oval Punches, Ribbon, Dimensionals, Cuttlebug EF, Sponges

Until Next Time…..
Happy Creating!!!

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