Thursday, April 19, 2012

Corner Bookmark Smooches

About a month ago, my friend Olivia texted and asked me to make a corner bookmark so she would have a sample to follow. I of course said I would do it but up until this week I still hadn't done it. My intentions were good but I just hadn't had the time to do it at a decent hour and I didn't have the energy to stay up late to work on it. So on Monday night I was determined to make one but laid down with Malachi to put him to sleep and then I woke up and it was 2 AM. I got up and changed into my pjs and went back to bed. So all morning Tuesday I kept thinking I need to squeeze this in today so I could use it as a make and take at my SU! demonstrator meeting that evening.

So finally when the kids were down for a nap and I had gotten a few things done around the house I crept into my craft room and started creating but then Kaiden woke up. I put his bouncer in my craft room near my desk and all was well so back to creating I went until I heard "Mom?" Malachi was awake. He came into my craft room and I thought I'm never going to get this done but to my surprise Malachi was content to play on my stool so I kept creating. I did have to take the scissors, glue, and paper cutter away from him at different points but for the most part he did well with just spinning on the stool.

I ended up with one failed attempt at a bookmark and then I started on this one. I am much more happy with this bookmark than my first one. I love it when all of a sudden my creativity flows and I love what I made. After I made this I quickly cut my supplies for my make and take and then the boys and I moved over to the family room to read a book. I guess these are the adventures of a crafty mom.

So if you have a toddler in your home, I hope you find time to craft soon.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Smooches for Mom

The bright colors and flowers are perfect for the spring days. Just looking at this card makes me smile because it reminds me that the short dreary days of winter are behind us for a while.

When working on my April Stamp Club projects I knew I wanted to use the Summer Smooches sneak peek items but needed some inspiration so I went on the Stampin' Connection website and flipped through dozens of ideas. When I saw a card done by Norma Pimentel that I just thought was adorable so I basically cased it with a few minor changes. I stamped an image on the card and made it a Mother's Day Card since Mother's Day is just around the corner. And who better than Mom to receive a beautiful handmade card. Although my sister Monica stole this card so I probably need to come up with another card since my mom will more than likely get this one from her.

Well my creating with the Summer Smooches line didn't stop here, so be sure to check back for a couple more projects.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Petite Purse

SU! is having a sneak peak with the Summer Smooches line that will be available in the New Catalog beginning June 1st.

One of the sneak peaks is the Petite Purse die and it is adorable. It is small but it can fit a chap-stick, small candies, mints, or other small items. I think I might make these for an upcoming tea party I am planning. I think they would be adorable sitting at each place setting.

Hope you enjoyed my little creation and hope you'll be back to see more Summer Smooches creations.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

April Stylin' Blog Hop

Welcome to the April Stylin' Blog Hop! Whether this is your first stop or you've just come from Anji C. at Altered Scraps Blog I hope that you are inspired by all the wonderful creations.

I know that Easter is just a few days away but if you are like me you still have a few little treats to make and I have the perfect little box for you to make. I pulled out my Fancy Favor box and started decorating. This little box came together quickly and so cute. I had seen many samples where people had used the bid punch as a little chick coming out of an egg and I just had to replicate. I used the Wide Oval punch for the egg and then using my scissors created the zigzags. Now I just need to fill my box with some Easter grass and candy.

Items Used:
Stamps: None
Ink:craft (Sponging)
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Whiper White, Regal Rose
Accessories: Big Shot, Fancy Favor box, Wide Oval Punch, Bird Punch, Scallop Trip Punch, Polka Dots Embossing Folder

For my second project I created a card. I was looking at some DSP and I suddenly had some inspiration to emboss a piece of Lucky Limeade card stock with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and then sponge it with Very Vanilla Craft Ink. After I created the background I used a stamped image that was laying on my desk from the Apothecary Stamp set. I had stamped and colored the image but then decided against using it on another project. I felt it fit this card perfect. I added a mat to the image and some ribbon and whala, I had a beautiful card. Ribbon is my favorite accessory to add to any card so I was glad I had some coordinating Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon.

Items Used:
Stamp Set:Apothecary
Ink: Very Vanilla Craft Ink, Early Espresso
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso
Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Labels Framelits, Stampin' Write Markers, Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon

Now that you've seen my creations make sure to hop on over to Tonya's Blog at Stampin' with Tonya.

Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Shellie G. of Creative Electica

  2. Annie L. of Love Me Cards

  3. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!

  4. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps a Lot

  5. Anji C. of Altered Scraps Blog

  6. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose (You Are Here)

  7. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya

  8. Amanda H. of Live Laugh Craft

  9. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet

  10. Patricia T. of Sunnyone Stampin'

  11. Heather W. of Heather's Stampin' Blog

  12. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu

  13. Linda O. of Stamp at Linda's

  14. Marla R. of Marla's Stampin' Spot

  15. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place

  16. Nicole B. of Creations by Mommy

  17. Pam S. of Sunny Girl Scraps

  18. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Love & Laughter

Last night after everyone was in bed I went into my craft room to do a little creating. Believe it or not it wasn't even that late and I thought about heading to bed myself but then I thought, I can make a couple cards before I do.

For some reason I felt the need to make a wedding card even though I don't know anyone getting married until August. I guess I will be prepared in advance for once. LOL! I should have made a anniversary card since our wedding anniversary is at the end of the month. I guess I will have to sneak that one in next time I get a few moments to stamp.

I am hoping to hold a stamp class soon, so I need to sneak into my craft room a little more.

Make sure to check back on Thursday for the Stampin' Up! Stylin' Blog Hop.