Stampin Up Projects

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween from Toby!

Hello everyone-
Can't believe that it's the end of the month already! I hope you have a great Halloween and stay safe. This is 2 of Toby's costumes, another was also posted on my sidebar at the beginning of the month. Anyway, 1) HE'S SUPPOSED TO BE A GHOST, NOT A RACIST KLAN MEMBER, SORRY FOR THE CONFUSION.

I'm going to my cousin's house for a Halloween party, Toby is staying home in his kennel. It's too hard to stay home for trick or treaters because he barks ferociously (but when you actually let him out of the house, he's very friendly), but most people avoid the house b/c of his barking and clawing at the security screen door :P

My cousins are dressing up as 2 witches and 1 optimus prime so I made these treat boxes for them

I used Teri's idea for the box (thank God she made a tutorial) and then I used TSRD free digi image witch for the girls' boxes and I downloaded and shrank an optimus prime for Dane. I'm planning on filling them w/ oreos and tootsie pops.

I hope you all have a wonderful nite and take care!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Card sets for my cousins

My cousins who flew in for the funeral are leaving this week, I wanted to make them something special. They opened up the gift last night at my dad's house (another HUGE family gathering) and they loved it.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

My October OCS card from Shirley

I got this darling and awesome card from Shirley last week, I'm still working on hers, but it'll be mailed out this week. She did a fantastic job coloring it (looks like it's w/ pencils-she has a light airy touch to her coloring- it's so subtle and beautiful!) She added stickles to the bubbles and embossed the base of the card. I totally love the card and I hope she'll like mine :)

Have a great Sunday everyone!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

2 sympathy cards

My cousin Mark passed away from a long battle w/scleroderma (it's a disorder where your skin, joints, organs harden and become brittle). He was a kind, gentle, caring man and such a fighter. We've been attending family gatherings since Wednesday and last night was the wake/memorial.

The first card that I made for my uncle, aunt and my cousins is pretty simple, I finally opened my top note die and I used shimmery green paper. Then I stamped the sentiment and image on w/ versamark shimmer gray ink.

The 2nd card I made for his wife and daughter was for encouragement, I can't imagine what it is like to lose your best friend and spouse and have to carry on. They have been incredibly strong and I wanted to remind them of that and that they will be able to carry on w/o him, but that his memory lives on and that he had left a last impression on their lives forever. I used a popcorn the bear image and colored it w/ my copics- I think it came out decent.

Anyway, life reminds us that it's too short and that we need to constantly tell people that we love them.

Take are and have a great week!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Boss's Day card

I almost forgot that it was boss's day, luckily I looked at someone's blog and it reminded me ;P

Anyway, I made this card for our boss and for my co-workers to sign. I used a Tina Wenke stamp and then used the Fred She Said pricking template again (told you I liked it!) I kinda smudged some areas so I added butterflies and little hearts (thank God for punches).

Thanks for coming by today and don't forget to wish your boss a Happy Boss's Day on 10/16/09!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Halloween treat bags

Hello everyone!
I hope you are having a nice weekend, I spent my day yesterday shopping-both a good and bad thing for me ;P I went to J's Knickknacks for their make and take and I got to meet Jean from Dandelion Designs in person and I gave both her and Cheryl a treat bag. I have made 28 in total, so I will be filling these up w/ oreos and lollipops for my co-workers.

Then I went to cute stuff and picked up the newest C.C. designs sugarplum angel set and also the swiss pixie brigita. I actually went to try and pick up my TSRD order, but that hadn't arrived yet- oh well, guess I'll have to go down again this week :)

Then I went to photocraft. I attended their copic class last week and I left my pens there, thank goodness Brian found them and they held it for me. I found some ribbon and punches.

Then I went to Ben Franklin to pick up some more paper.

The shopping didn't end yesterday- I went today to BF again to use another 40% off coupon to buy a 1" circle punch (I'm pretty sure I have one already, but I can't find it-no big surprise, grr) Then I went to creations unlimited in Wahiawa to pick up more cardstock. I found a craft caddy (the material kind) at Walmart to hold my tools at my desk

Now I'm home and finished spot cleaning my house so I can craft.

Anyway, that was my weekend in a nutshell- bad for my wallet, but good for my mojo.

Hope you all have a great week! For those of you who signed up your children for school flu shots, the clinics start this week! I'm running a total of 9 clinics this flu season, God help me!

I have to make a sympathy card for my cousin who passed away from scleroderma and I signed up to make 2 cards, 1) for kids w/ cancer and 2) for a girl w/ spina bifida. I'll post those when I can.
Take care and God Bless

Sunday, October 4, 2009

My first challenge submission

I hope you all had a nice WCMD day and made something. I'm almost finished with the halloween baskets that I'm making for my co-workers, but I surprised myself and also made a card.

Fred she said had a challenge and they also had new images. So I bought the pin-pricking template and I used the big dahlias that I had bought earlier to make this birthday card for my uncle. It's so hard to make cards for men- I hope it's not too "girly" looking- if it is, oh well, at least I tried. LOL!

I used glossy accents on the top dahlia and leaves to make it shiny and then popped it up w/ dimensionals.
It's very simple, but I really like the pin-pricking template, I think I'll be using this alot.

I also submitted this card for the Capture the Moment challenge 2 contest. The inspiration was Mexico- so I used the bright colors of Mexico to make my card.

There are nicer submissions out there, but at least I tried ;)

Thanks for looking and have a great week. I'm trying to finish up the goodie baskets today so I'll post a pic when I can.

Take care!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

My card to Joy for the August OCS

Joy finally got my card that I sent her in September for the August OCS (I know, I'm terrible). I forgot to take a picture of it so she sent me one. I colored it w/ watercolor pencils and I thought it looked okay when I sent it to her, but when she took a picture of it (I'm horrified at my shading- yikes!)

Anyway, it is what it is and she liked it= thank God!

Happy WCMD- I don't know if I'll be making a card, but I will be making Halloween treat baskets for my co-workers :)