Sunday, July 31, 2011

a little bird told me. . .

i love the colors in this card! i'm entering this into the stampin' sisters in Christ weekly challenge.  the challenge is to use one of God's creatures - great or small in a card.  this little birdie is so cute here ---

the papers are from a stack i picked up at acmoore's last week --- they were a "hot buy" -  $20 packs for $10 -- so of course i bought 2 ;)

the ribbon i had on hand, and i think came from the dollar bin at micheal's.  the punches are from stampin' up.

this was so quick to throw together.  it's blank -- so it can be used for just about anything.

thanks for stopping by, and happy stamping!

quick and cute magnet

i know, i know --- this has been neglected again.  i'll try to be better! ;)

here is a cute -- and quick project for you today ---

i just made some of these to put in my etsy shop.  the other one is a cranberry color.

these are made with the SU stamp set simply said.  the papers are also from SU -- an older patern pack - pack 3 i believe.

once everything is stamped and put together i put it in a 2.5 x 3.5 acrylic frame - with a magnet on teh back.

i love this stamp set -- i use it alot.

this is such a sweet little gift for a friend!

thanks for stopping by!  happy stamping!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

stamping on candles --

wow -- i really need to be better about posting things.  sorry about that ---

i have a fun project for you today -- stamping on candles!  and how to make your own rub-ons!

my husband paul works with HOBY (hugh o'brien youth) and he is traveling to chicago to take part in thier world leadershoip conference.  eachyear he takes a small gift to share with the other adult volunteers.  this years theme is "ignite your light" - so i came up with this cute idea -- stamped on a candle.  the candle is completely burnable.

here are the pictures - directions will be below.

have you ever stamped on a candle?  if not, your in for a treat - it's easy!

what you'll need:

a candle - any size and color will do
tissue paper - to match the candle
heat tool
oven mitt
old stockings/nylons

first stamp your design onto the tissue paper, use the markers to add color.  then you will want to trim around the design.  next, lay the design on the candle, and use the oven mitt to hold it in place - the heat tool will get pretty hot.  using the heat tool  - wave it over the image, be sure to get the edges - you will see the paper melt into the candle.  once it is all "melted" in, use the nylon stocking  to smooth over and buff the candle.

now --- i didn't have a stamp that i wanted to use for this project, so i created my own digi stamp, and created a rub-on.  i ran the digi stamp through the printer and printed it onto a transparency sheet (be sure if you are using words you print it out backwards).  be sure the ink doesn't dry too much, place it down on top of the paper (in this case tissue paper) and use a bone folder, or craft stick to rub it off -- like you would do for a rub on.  you can reuse the sheet -- just use a baby wipe to remove the leftover ink.

lots of fun things can be done ---

in the candles above i also used a little bit of stickles to add some sparkle to the candles -- it's hard to see in the photos.

hope you give it a try!

thanks for stopping by -- i'll post more soon! :)

happy stamping!

Monday, July 4, 2011

i'm back ;)

i haven't posted anything new in a while --so, i thought i'd fix that today.

first of all --- happy birthday america!  happy july4th!

i've been MIA for a bit because i'm getting ready to open an etsy shop - i actually hope to do that in the next week.  so -- be watching for news about that.  you can join my new facebook page by clicking the link in the sidebar.

anyway ----

i have a fun project for you today - a corner bookmark.  these are so handy and cute.

here is one i did the other day ---

here are some rough measurments so you can try your own.

after it is cut and folded - place double sided tape on the little tabs that stick don and bond together.  the one side slips over the book page.

in the one i made above - i covered white cardstock with DP to make it a little heavier.  stamped and cut out the dragonfly, and added some stickles for sparkle! 

cute and simple!

thanks for stopping by!  happy stamping!
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