Friday, November 1, 2013

Cookie Boxes!

 I love a good challenge! And the other night while listening to our football team play in it's FIRST EVER playoff football game in the history of our school, (and watching my beloved St. Louis Cardinals lose the World Series-sniff), I got a request on FB from a friend asking me if I could make up some fun packaging for some cookies she was making for a benefit this coming weekend for a dear family here in town.  I said "SURE!" ( I do that before I realize the REAL pressure of the challenge-that being the actual outcome of what I have in mind-doesn't always go the way I plan-lol).  At first we were just going to stack the cookies in cello bags and tie big bows and tags onto them, but I said, HECK NO, I can do better than that! So, here are the finished project! A long way from cello bags and tags!
 Each box is 8x8 finished~
 I made some with leaves ...
 and some with flowers.
It was hard to get a good picture due to the acetate in the center, it picks up EVERY reflection from every angle.  I had a BLAST making them and plan on doing more! I hope they help in getting the proceeds the family needs for the cause!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Truly Grateful

This is one of our cards from October.  I got my inspiration from Heather Klump a while back and wanted to make a version of my own.  I got the stamp set Gorgeous Grunge at Convention this summer, wasn't one of the stamp sets I would have thought I would use, but then I started seeing all kinds of ways to use it and thought that maybe I should ink it up after it has sat in it's box for nearly 4 months.  I stamped it in Smokey Slate ink onto the Smokey Slate cardstock that I layered onto Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White.  I ran some Basic Black cardstock through the Lattice BigZ die and used Two Way Glue Pen to adhere it.  I punched out three Wide Ovals out of Pumpkin Pie cardstock and ran them through the Chevron Embossing folder and sponged the edges before layering them to form a pumpkin.  I used the Modern Label Punch and made a stem out of Crumb Cake and tied some Baker's Twine around it.  I punched out a flower from the Boho Blossom Punch from Old Olive cardstock and added a Glimmer Brad in the center and then down on the pumpkin.  I stamped the Truly Grateful sentiment in Basic Gray ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock and flagged the ends and glued it to a toothpick and then stuck it behind the pumpkin.  Thanks for coming by and checking out my stuff...

Monday, October 28, 2013

Giggle Greetings

Happy Monday!  I decided to post something that might make you giggle today, on a Monday, so here it is.  This is one of our October cards from class.  I need to break away from floral and butterflies for the fall and winter months and got to thinking one of my biggest challanges is making cards that can fit feminine and masculine catagories, and I just love this set, it does make me giggle.
I started with a Very Vanilla base and added a layer of Calypso Coral and two layers of So Saffron.  I made the second layer of So Saffron my "cheese" by punching out several circles using my 1" and 3/4" circle punches and sponging the edges with Pumpkin Pie ink to be able to make it stand out without Dimensionals.  I cut a Soft Sky Circle out with my Circle Framelits and stamped the image in Black Stazon Ink onto Very Vanilla and colored it in with Calypso Coral, So Saffron and Soft Sky markers and punched it all out using the 2 1/2" circle punch and adhering it with Dimensionals.  Super simple, but we all loved it.  I hope this card can make you give a little giggle too today.  Have a great day!