Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Milk Carton Club Gift

I really love Becky's work and her creativity, and I have purchased a couple of her tutorials from her. My most recent purchase was that of the Milk Carton Container. It's so versatile and you can use it for so many fun things.

I decided to use it as my gift to my hostess for my monthly club in April. I used the "Life's a Breeze" stamp set and the In-Color color scheme. I filled each carton with scrap goodies and candy. She really liked it. :)

Friday, April 24, 2009


My husband and I are in the process of trying to sell our house. We've been here 5 years and have known that at the 5 year marker we would want to move into something a little bigger, since our house is really more of a starter house. I knew that when we moved I wanted to send my friends our new address, so I planned early and went ahead and made the "Just Moved" cards I will send out. All I need to do now is fill in the inside with the new contact details...and find a new house. ;)

Card Recipe (All SU products):
Stamp Set: Loads of Love Accessories
Card: Whisper White CS
Square: Kraft CS
Strip: Basic Black & Whisper White CS
Circles: Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black CS
Ink: Basic Black Classin Ink Pad
Color: Earth Elements Watercolor Wonder Crayons with Aqua Painter Brush
Punches: 1 1/4" circle, 1 3/8" circle, scallop circle, Word window
Accessories: silver brads

Monday, April 20, 2009

Bahahaha Breeze

After fidgeting around with the "Walk in the Park" DSP, I decided that Baha Breeze is one of my new favorite colors, so I messed around with it a little bit too. This color makes me happy. :)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Walk in the Park

I messed around a little with the Walk in the Park DSP from the Occasions Mini Catalog yesterday and this was the outcome:

Friday, April 17, 2009


Hello...my name is Amy, and I am a scrapaholic. There, I said it. My relationship with creativity started with scrapbooking, so even though I am a stamp fanatic, scrapbooking will always be my first love. Over the past few weeks I have been so caught up with stamping and getting things going with SU (since I am only a newbie at the demonstrator thing), that I had been neglecting scrapbooking.

I held my first workshop last night, and I realized that the majority of the display items I had packed were cards, so I wanted to show the versatility of SU product by making a scrapbook page as well. So I pulled out the "Walk in the Park" DS paper I had recently purchased from the "Occasions Mini Catalog" and threw this layout together. It is a 6x6 layout using wallet pics of my hubby and me.

I apologize for the color quality of this picture, I didn't realize the lighting in my scraproom was so terrible until this picture-it has a yellow tone to it. :(

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Love me some brayer!

One of my new favorite techniques is brayering. I'm not gonna lie, the word brayer makes me think of horses in a field braying at one another, but the technique is truly wonderful...all horses aside.

I don't know how this technique has slipped by me for so long and I only discovered it a couple of months ago, but it is now one of my favorite challenges. I didn't realize that it was going to be more difficult that it looked, but I am happy to say I have a few projects that I have finished that make me smile.

But you must know...Michelle Zindorf is the brayer queen and where I got most of my inspiration. I love that she gives detailed instructions on how she does each project. Breaking them down makes them seem much for achieveable for a beginner brayer like myself.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Booking Basket of Berries

I am holding my first workshop as a SU demonstrator this week, and one of the things I wanted to do for this workshop was to create a booking bucket, so that if anyone booked a workshop from the one this week, they could pick something out of the bucket.

I always love getting free stuff, and what better free stuff, than stuff from the catalog! So I thumbed through the accessories section and picked out a few low price items and made coupons for them to draw from (redeemable on the day of their booked workshop). I searched through SCS for a creative way to display the booking bucket and was inspired to create a booking basket of berries instead. This was my Easter day project, and I'm quite pleased with the results. I placed a different coupon folded up inside each strawberry to be drawn.

A template for the strawberries can be found here.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Happy Easter!

I've been a busy Easter bunny this week, and I didn't even scratch the surface of all of the Easter projects I wanted to try out. But alas, Easter is only a couple of days away and my time to work on Easter projects is nearly over.

I'll admit the two projects I'm sharing with you are shameless CASEs (Copy And Share Everything), but they were just so darn cute, I couldn't pass up a chance to try them out on my own.

For my prayer partner at church, I put together an Easter basket...actually, I have two, so I made two baskets. Anyhoo...
These are little Easter boxes that I made to put in their Easter baskets. Deidre sent me an email with the original little bunny boxes. I made a few alterations to the bunny because I didn't have the medium oval punch, so I used scallop punches to make him fluffy. :) And the chick, I did on my own.

The Bunny up close:

The chick up close:

I made the boxes big enough to hold two Nerds boxes:

Here is the Easter card I made, which is shameless CASE from Gretchen:
Hope you all have a very blessed Easter!! :)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Take Along Tote

I realize that it is now April and what I'm about to share is something I did back in February, but it was super fun to make and I never shared pictures of it with anyone before I gave it away, so I thought this would be a good place to do that. The idea actually came from Nichole, and you can get all of the details and instructions on how to make it on on her site.

Once a month, the ladies at church have a get together. I volunteered to host the February get-together, being Valentine's and all. I made a couple of things to give away for door prizes and prizes for the game winners. This is what I made for the final door prize giveaway. It contains a box of cake mix, tubes of sprinkles, tub of icing, whisk, and in the front pocket, there is a bag of red and white M&Ms. Because the M&Ms were so heavy, the bag sank and wouldn't stand up high enough for you to see it. :( Oh well. Overall, I was pretty happy with it. Maybe I'll do another one for spring or something. I just have to decide who to give it to. Ha ha

The sprinkle tubes inside:

Side View:

Front close up:

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Booming Babies

This is my first post for my new stamping/creativity blog. I have been thinking about starting one up for a while to share ideas and resources, but didn't really buckle down and do it until now. Stamping is a great outlet that I use to wind down when I am stressed or have a lot going on (which is always). My plan is share different cards or projects that I am working on that will hopefully encourage you to be inspired to use your creativity as well!

Maybe it's the time in my life, or maybe it's even the water, but right now I currently have 5 friends that are pregnant. And ironically enough, every single one of them are pregnant with girls. That's a whole lot of girl power! This past weekend I went to a baby shower for one of the girls. This is the card that I gave her using the "Bundled In Love" SU stamp set. It's a retired stamp set, but I just love it so much. There are so many cute baby things you can do with it.

I used the clear star dust gelly roll pen (that I purchased at the scrapbook vendor fair last year) to fill in the stars and to highlight the bunny tails and eyes. This card was really easy and only took me about 10 minutes to get it together. :)

I have some time to get some baby projects together before the next baby shower. The next 3 babies due are expected to arrive in July! Here comes a busy baby-filled summer.
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