Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Oh no, I been tagged, TWICE!

And it didn't even hurt one bit!
I have been tagged by Theresa and Chris. This is my first time being tagged so here goes.

The Rules for 7 Things:

1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1. I have a husband, a teenage son and a dog.
2. I work at a school as a cook, and a playground monitor, and I love my job.
3. I have tried most types of crafting and love stamping the most.
4. Theresa is my sister.
5. It is Theresa's fault that I got involved in the world of blogging.
6. I enjoy the fact that I was able to get my sister and mom as hooked on stamping as I am.
7. I have a cricut and many cartridges that I haven't been using since I got into stamping.

Okay, for the people I will tag, I don't know many people with blogs so I will pick from some of my favorite sites.

I hope you all have as much fun with this as I did.
Angela K.

Monday, April 28, 2008

May Day Basket

Here is a May Day Basket that I made to give to one of my neighbors. The tutorial I wrote for it is in the post below this one. Thanks for looking.

May Day Basket Tutorial

First I started with a strip of Whisper White that is 2 3/4 x 8 1/2. Then using Bud Basics I stamped in Basic Black then using the crayon resist, I sponged with Lavender Lace, Pretty in Pink and Wild Wasabi.
Then I layered the white strip on Elegant Eggplant that was cut 3 x 8 1/2. Next I attached it to Lavender Lace that measured 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and stamped the word happiness from Warm Words.
For the next step I used sticky tape to form a tube and closed off the bottom like for a sour cream container.
After that I crimped to seam the end and make sure that the sticky strip really sticks.
The last step was to punch holes in the sides and thread ribbon through for the handle, so that you can hang it on a door knob. Finally I made "flowers" with pixie sticks and flower stamps and punches.
All supplies from Stampin' Up
Stamps: Delight in Life, Bud Basics, Doodle That, So Many Scallops, Lots of Thoughts, Warm Words
Paper: Whisper White, Lavender Lace, Elegant Eggplant, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Lavender Lace, Pretty in Pink, Wild Wasabi
Punches: 1", 1 1/4", 1 3/8", 1 1/2"circles, scallop
Non Stampin' Up ribbon, paper shreds and pixie sticks

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #45

Here is my card for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge, I love her sketch challenges. I used one of my favorite stamp sets One of a Kind. I also used my new (thanks Mom) Cuttlebug folder Floral Fantasy, I ran it through the machine so that I would get the reverse side. I have been wanting to try using some twill on a card for awhile and this is my first time not the best photo, it looks much better in person. Colors I used are Old Olive, Very Vanilla, and Chocolate Chip. Thanks for looking.

Friday, April 25, 2008


I made the super simple card awhile back, it was quick and easy. I used the Sale-a-Bration stamp set Merci. The base is Pretty in Pink, with Close to Cocoa and white watercolor paper. I stamped the background and Merci on the tag with Chocolate Chip ink. I used Basic Black ink on the heart/flower, then used my watercolor crayons to color in the image. Before I taped it all down I sponged the edges with the Chocolate Chip ink. I then tied a Pretty in Pink ribbon around the Close to Cocoa layer added the round tab. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

TLC 165 Gift Card Holder, CC163 Color Challenge

This is my card for the Monday and Tuesday challenges on SplitCoast Stampers. I chose to combine the challenges.
I really like the gift card holder and it was so easy to make, you could whip one of these up in no time at all. Which is good for me because even though I make many cards I always want to make a special one to fit the occasion, and I tend to be a bit of a procrastinator. The color challenge was a little hard for me ( I always struggle with colors), I would of never thought to put Certainly Celery with Pretty in Pink and Chocolate Chip.
Here is a picture of the inside I kept it simple. Now I think I will work on Wednesday's challenge. Thanks for looking.

Stamps: SideKick Sayings, One of a Kind-Stampin' Up
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Whisper White-Stampin' Up
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip-Stampin' UP
Other: Watercolor crayons, Chocolate Chip ribbon-Stampin' Up, Dew Drops

Monday, April 21, 2008

Dew Drops!!

My wonderful sister sent me these dew drops. I have been wanting them and have been unable to find them. Well, she was able to find them where she lives and then shared them with me. Isn't she awesome. If you get a chance check out her blog, Crafting the Web. She has some neat cards and crafts. Also on her site she gives a lot of advise on blog and web design.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #44

This is the card I made for Beate's weekend challenge. I have found that I really enjoy these challenges I find that the motivate me. I was also able to use my new dew drops. Thanks for looking.
Stamps by Stampin' Up Polka Dots and Paisley
Paper: River Rock, Pretty in Pink and Very Vanilla by Stampin' Up, Designer paper by Anne Griffin
Ink: Pretty in Pink by Stampin' Up
Other: Dew Drops

Artfully Ila Sketch Challenge

I made this card for the challenge at Artfully Ila. This was a fun card to make and I got to use my new dew drops for the first time. Thanks for looking.
Stamps by Stampin' Up, Grettings Galore, One of a Kind
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi Very Vanilla by Stampin' Up designer paper by FancyPants
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip
other: Chocolate Chip ribbon by Stampin' Up Dew Drops

Saturday, April 19, 2008

I Won Blog Candy!

Here is the ribbon that I won as blog candy last week over at Stamping the Details. Heather was able to go to the Offray Ribbon Outlet. So she offered some up as blog candy and I won, yeah for me. I just love ribbon and use it all the time.

Heather also included this lovely card. So I want to say a BIG thank you to Heather for offering great blog candy, and shipping it so fast. The ribbon is awesome. Thank you Heather, I love my new ribbon.

Check this out

This is a thank you card my sister sent me for giving her some stamps. Isn't it neat I love the way she made to background. I plan on trying it out. If you would like to see more of her creations you can go to her blog Crafting the Web. Have a great day and get back to stamping something.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Another Tissue Box

Here is another tissue box that I made I like this one better. On this one I cut a slit on the fold and then cut a curved flap to tuck in the slit to hold it shut and it works much better. I hope to make a matching get well card and I will post it if I get to it. Here is a link to the tutorial I wrote.
Thanks for looking.
Supplies: All Stampin Up
Stamps: One of a Kind, Sincere Salutations
Paper Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Very
Ink: Blue Bayou
Tool: Boho Punch
extras: crystal brad

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Big Bold Birthday

I made this quick birthday card using one of my favorite color combos, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla. I love this set, it is a fun one to stamp with. I used the scallop punch for the icing and used pot dots to give it dimension and I added stickles to the flames on the candles. Thanks for looking.

Supplies: All from Stampin' Up
Stamps: Big Bold Birthday
Paper: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Blue Bayou, Chocolate Chip
Ribbon: Blue Bayou
Tools: Word Window and Scallop punches

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Inspiration Challenge

This is a card I made for a inspiration challenge over on Paper Askew Studio. There is a great inspiration piece which made this a fun card to make. In addition to using the colors for my inspiration I also wanted to use the piece for some inspiration so I picked up on the daisy, dots, wheels and pull string, as well as the location of colors. The card is super simple and fast.
Thanks for looking.
Stamps all by Stampin' Up, For a Friend, Pick a Petal, Riveting
Papers all by Stampin' Up, Real Red, Green Galore, Yoyo Yellow, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink by Stampin' Up, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black
Accessories, red ribbon, button brad
Tools, all by Stampin' Up, Scallop, 1 1/2 circle and Boho Blossoms punches
For a chance to win some great Blog candy check out this site

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Weekend Sketch Challenge #43

Here my card for Beate's weekend sketch challenge. I really liked this sketch. I had fun making it and that is what counts for me. I hope you like it. I also made a purse size tissue holder. I came up with the idea and then I got to thinking it would be neat to give with a get well card. I have made a tutorial for it below this post if you would like to make your own. Thanks for looking.
Stamps, Bud Basics, Sincere Salutations- Stampin' Up
Paper, Pretty in Pink, Purely Pomegranate, Very Vanilla- Stampin' Up
Ink: Purely Pomegranate- Stampin' Up
Other: Rhinestones, Snaps

Tissue Holder Tutorial

Do you remember this tissue holder, well here is the tutorial for it. This is my first tutorial so if you have any questions please feel free to email me.

Supplies you will need to make this tissue holder are: one sheet of card stock, scoring tool, bone folder, 1 1/4 circle punch, strong tape or adhesive, and Velcro or a magnet closer.

To make the tissue holder you need to start with a piece of card stock that measures 6 1/2 by 10 1/2. If you want it stamped now would be the time to do that. I wheeled mine with Basics Outline using Purely Pomegranate ink.

Next you need to score the long side at 1", 3 1/2", 4 1/2", 7", and 8". Then you need to score the short side at 1" and 5 1/2". I used a bone folder to make the folds nice and crisp. Now you need to cut away the areas marked red in the first photo. This will be the end that starts with the score at 1". Now you are ready to fold it up and punch the half circle as shown in the third photo. You next need to tape it on the sides. Attach Velcro or a little magnet for a closer. Here is the fun part, decorate it the way you want and you are ready to go. My original idea was to have the tissues pop up through a slit made with the word window punch, but unfortunately I was unable to find any purse size tissues that popped up. If you find any please let me know. Thanks for looking.


Saturday, April 12, 2008

File Folder Card

This is a challenge card for the challenge Allison has on her Blog

It is to case a blogging sistah so I choose to case Theresa a blogging sistah and who just happens to be my sister in real life. The card I choose to case is here I made a few changes to my card I used a darker version of the pattern paper and I added a groovy guava layer under the pattern paper, I also added three brads to my round tab punch.
Thanks for looking
Stamps: Priceless, warm words by Stampin' Up
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Groovy Guava, Very Vanilla by Stampin' Up, unknown Dp
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Groovy Guava by Stampin' Up
Accessories: Groovy Guava ribbon by Stampin' Up, brads
Tools: Punches, circle round tab and scallop by Stampin' Up

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Dessert First!

This is a fun birthday card I made using my favorite Fluffles stamp.
Stamps:Fluffles stamp by Stampendous, mouse stamp by Art Impressions, Itty Bitty Backgrounds by Stampin' Up
Papers: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Basic Black, Watercolor Crayons
Other:Stickles, scallop and circle punches, pop dots

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Another Challenge

This is my second challenge card today. It is from Sarah
I had fun with this one, but I need to work with some new colors. I will add the info later.
Thanks for looking

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #42

I made this for Beate's weekend challenge here I am not really happy with it, but got tried of working with it. I feel it needs something maybe designer paper, but I don't have any that works with these colors. Thanks for looking.

Supplies all Stampin' Up:
Stamps: Big Bold Birthday, On the Spot
Paper and Ink: Blue Bayou paper and ink, Close to Cocoa, Sky Blue, and Very Vanilla paper, Chocolate Chip ink.
Accessories: Chocolate Chip poly twill ribbon
Tools: Coluzzle, paper piercer Word Window and corner rounder punches

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Happy Bee-day

Okay this is my last case for awhile. This is another one of my sisters designs that I had to do for myself. I used some of my Mom's stamps for this and my new cuttlebug embossing folder Swiss Dots. More Mustard ink, ribbon and paper, Whisper White paper. Stickles on the wings and glittered the yellow of the bees. This was a fun card to make, gotta love the bees. Thanks for looking.