Sunday, February 20, 2011

Stampin Up at LG's

I went to a Stampin Up party at my friend LG's house. We made these two cards. Thought they were each pretty cute. For some strange reason the owl card is showing up vertically instead of horizontally but it is late and I'm too tired to fix it tonight. Maybe I'll fix it tomorrow. Or maybe not! Just tilt your head please! Thanks!

Valentine Treats

Here are the Hand Sanitizer holders that I made for my colleagues at work. They were really appreciative of them. Glad they liked them.

I am on the social committee at my work. I made little gift bags for each staff member that held a pack of valentine kleenex and some hershey's kisses. These were placed in every staff member's mailbox for Valentine's Day. I cut a few inches off the top of a brown paper lunch bag and then punched the edge with a Martha Stewart edge punch. I then stamped and punched out the tag and tied them on with red ribbon! Turned out great!

Forty bags later I was done!

Saturday Night Stamping!

Last Saturday some hard core crafting went down. My friend LH cranked out a bunch of these little Valentine boxes filled with candy.

Here is the crafting table complete with ATG guns and virgin margaritas! Everything you need to get crafty! I will share what I made in my next post.

Isn't it funny that no matter how big the table, I always end up working in about a one foot by two foot area! LH had to move to the kitchen table to complete her Valentine boxes!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Partially Finished Owl Punch Cards

I made this card the other night at the Valentine Stampin Up party I had at my house. My good friend LH gave us a basket full of materials and let us go to town! I love this punch - have seen it used to make many different animals too - reindeer, pigs etc. The branch is from the two step bird punch.

The reason this card is partially finished is that I forgot to finish the eyes on the red owl. He looks a little "blank" to me. I might add some googly eyes to it.

Same goes for this pair of owls that I put inside the card. I wanted to use the reverse pieces of the owl punch and so just slapped them inside the card. Not quite done yet though!

Knitting Tags 2

I made up some more packages of knitting tags for a few special friends. I held off on posting about them until I was reasonably sure they had all made it to their final destinations. I gave one pack to a lady at my church who has knit several little hats and mitts for Junior Jay and my nephew. I mailed another packet off to Kristie of OCD: Obsessive Crafting Disorder. You can read her blog post about them here! I also sent some off to one of the most ambitious and extreme knitters I know - my husband's cousin E. You can see some of her extreme knitting on her blog Elsie's Orange Button.

Here is Junior Jay "helping" me with my pictures. I have to one again apologize for the lackluster photographs. The light here is very poor and I usually only have time for picture taking in the evening after JJ goes to bed.

Hope the knitters like their tags!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Hand Sanitizers

I made these little hand sanitizer holders to give away as door prizes at my Stampin Up party I had last week. I found the tutorial on this blog. I thought they were so darn cute!

I used hand sanitizers from Bath & Body to put inside the little holders.

They were so easy to make I whipped up a bunch to give as Valentine treats to my colleagues in my department at work. They loved them!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Cards from LH

My friend LH made this cute card for me as a thank you for having a Stampin Up party. I love the pink and green colors - so fresh and spring like!

I like the way she attached the little bow separately using a glue dot. Cute!

I may be the luckiest gal in the world. LH also made me this cute set of personalized notecards for a handmade Christmas present. She made them using a letter press plate. Not sure if you can tell that the R is impressed into the paper.

Love the color too!

And she made a cute little card holder for the note cards!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Build A Blossom

I made this card with my friends BH and LH a few weeks ago. It is created using the Build A Blossom stamp set and punch. I think it is such a gorgeous card! You can see that the top layer of petals are rounded and attached with pop dots to make them stand out.

I love the button, tiny tag and hemp twine!

Overall a cute card! I apologize for the poor photo quality but I had to take some pictures at night time when the light isn't as great. Ah the life of a working mom!

Stampin Up Party!

Last night my dear friend LH came over and hosted a Stampin' Up party at my house. She just recently signed up as demo and this was her first workshop. She did an amazing job and the projects she had for us to do were top notch! Thanks friend!

Here are the projects we did:

A valentines themed gift box. So adorable! The directions were found here:

A little valentine that holds a single serving of smarties just perfectly.

The little trap door allows you to access your smarties without ripping up the card! Ingenious!

Who would refuse to be your Valentine if you gave them this little treat!

We also made a card using the Stampin' Up owl punch. I'll post it tomorrow.