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Paper Pretties SOTM Club

Howdy! This weekend was pretty relaxing....I made 3 or 4 cards, a pumpkin pie--yum, and mom came over to learn how to make a stationary box! Anyway, I got my September SOTM club stamp from Paper Pretties about a week or so ago and I finally inked her up.   The card base and other layers are actually chocolate chip (they look black here).  Her skirt and scarf is paper pieced from designer paper, and the HOWDY pieces are bottle caps that I've had from a scrapbooking kit (sitting in my drawer for a few years). Here's a picture of the inside. The sentiment came with the cowgirl stamp, and the paisley is from a background mini stamp (SU!). Thanks for visiting!  Have a crafty week :) 

What is Black/White-n-Red All Over?

This Zebra Stationary Kit...of course! =) I just completed this stationary kit last night. Yes, it's my second kit in 4 days! (see my first one HERE ) Ok...no more for a while. I'm missing the wonderful challenges, but I had fun making these and it's worth it when I give it to someone who'll appreciate it. Here's the inside: I followed this great tutorial by Jackie Topia . Here's the contents as a whole: I made this kit for our pastor's wife who loves zebras. She's a really wonderful lady with a heart of gold! I helped her teach our Treasure Seekers for Kids the last 2 years, but due to other commitments I had to step down this year. I thought I'd make her this kit--kindof a "sorry, but I still love you" gift. =) Here are the regular-sized cards. I embossed all the zebra stamps and background pieces with black embossing powder for that deep dark black. I just couldn't get a good inking with the classic black ink or Stazon. Stamps ar

Cards for Stationary Box

OK stampers... here's what kept me so busy last weekend! In case you didn't see the stationary box that I posted yesterday, click here . Now I'm going to show you the cute 3x3" square notes and regular-sized cards I made. Here are the little "Love Notes" -- I used rub-ons, buttons, ribbons and felt primas. I didn't have any 3x3" envies, so I made up a template and then created a picture tutorial of how I made these cuties. Click Here for the tutorial. And now for the horse cards. I used SU!'s Bareback set, and also a stamp by MDC (Serendipity) called Mustangs. The girls helped with the rub-ons and had a blast!! I admit it, I did too! :) We all delivered the gift to my daughter's friend and her surprised face was priceless!! =) Well worth the work!! {{Inky♥Hugs}}

Stationary Gift Set

Hello - What a crazy busy crafting weekend I had!! Not only did I make a cute stationary box with all the "trimmings" & deliver it, but I started on another one (what's black/white and striped all over?) and helped my 2 girls make their own (they'll be posting theirs soon), and I made peach cobbler-YUM! I'll show you the box today and all the cards and minis tomorrow. I saw this box at Lorie's blog and it came just at the right time. My DD's best friend's dad recently lost his job and he left this weekend to go to work in a different state for 3 months or so, while his wife and dd stay here. Our town has had 3 major businesses shut down since January and thousands of people layed off. Anyway, I thought I'd make a stationary set for the little 8 year old to send cards to her daddy and friends--cheer her up a little. It also fits in with A Spoon Full of Sugar's weekly challenge : anything but a card! ( so it's a card Holder ! ) =)

Back to School

...with a stylish new backpack!!   The challenge yesterday at ATS blog was to create a "back to school" themed anything.  What says back to school better than a lunch pail or a backpack ? I found this really cute gift box tutorial over at Becky's blog, Inking Idaho . Here's a picture of the backpack sideways: and here's the back: It's basically a 2,4,6,8 box (slightly different dimensions) with a pocket on the front, flaps, and straps. I added velcro on each of the flaps so they stay closed. These are so cute and fun to make!! Try one for yourself!! FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL JITTERS: My girls are in 3rd and 4th grades this year and for some reason, we were all a little anxious! One of our elementary schools closed down, so they split up the kids between the other 3 schools and we got about 70-80 new students this year. Both of the girls had a couple of friends in their class from last year, but they each made a "newbie" friend today!! I'm so proud