Sep 11 2017

Painted Harvest Note Cube

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To celebrate, I made a little 3D project using my favorite set right now, Painted Harvest.  I have a lot of these little 3×3 Note Cubes and they make a special little gift when I need something quick!  I usually will tie a matching stamped pen on top…but right now the pens are downstairs and since my knee surgery, I try to limit the number of times I go up and down the steps each day.  On Friday, I did get released from the doctor to drive!  Hard to believe it has been a month!

 

Here’s a view from the top:

 

 

  • The two-step sunflowers from Painted Harvest were first stamped with the background image in Crushed Curry Ink, then the top layer stamped with Pumpkin Pie Ink.
  • The centers and the dots in the centers were stamped with Chocolate Chip Ink.
  • The two step eaves were stamped with the solid image in Lemon Lime Twist Ink and the veins with Garden Green Ink.
  • To fill in a little, the dots were randomly stamped with Lemon Lime Twist Ink in the open spaces.
  • Some Crushed Curry Mini Woven Ribbon was wrapped around and tied in a bow at the top.
  • The “Gather Together & Give Thanks” greeting from Painted Harvest was stamped with Chocolate Chip Ink on the top page.

 

OK…don’t forget…it’s not too late to join us over on Create with Connie and Mary for some great new projects featuring stamps and bundles in the Holiday Catalog!

 

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Feb 03 2015

Bouquet Bigz Die

Well, made it back safely from Leadership in Orlando on Saturday night.  I moved up my flight from Sunday due to all the snow that we were supposed to get.  Ended up not being much of anything…but I was glad I came home just in case.  I knew I probably wouldn’t have slept at all thinking about it anyway.  I also brought home a bad cold!  It hit me the first day I was there.  Two good nights of sleep and I’m feeling much better.

One of the fun things of Leadership is giving roommate and friend gifts.  Here’s what I made my roommate, Annette, with the new Bouquet Bigz Die!

Bouquet Bigs Die

It is a fun desk notepad that I decorated with a belly band and the big flower on top from the Bouquet Bigz Die in the Occasions Catalog.  Real Red, Night of Navy, Baked Brown Sugar and Very Vanilla cardstocks matched it PERFECTLY!

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I also made a matching bag tag for her Leadership bag so it didn’t get mixed up with the thousands of other bags!  I just used the smaller petals to make the smaller flower.

 

Tower of Terror small

I normally don’t do roller coasters or rides, mainly because of a bad experience on The Beast at Kings Island.  However, our Manager’s Reception was held at Disney World and I was roped into riding the Hollywood Tower of Terror!  Yikes!  But…I loved it so much that I rode it TWICE…the second time in front!  Great night!  These Mickey Mouse shaped Key Lime Shortbread Cookies were my favorite dessert, too!

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OK…guess that is enough for now!  Check back for more later!

 

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Feb 19 2014

Feb 2014 Tour de Freaks

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It's time for the Tour de Freaks, brought to you by the Control Freak Swappers!  We have a mish mash of projects for you this month as we could use ANY current item we wanted!  WOOHOO!!!  You've probably just come from my friend Mary Brown's blog...weren't her projects FUN!  I always love what Mary does!  Make sure you go around to all the stops…it will bring you back here!

 

I had fun making this project and took my colors from the Kaleidoscope Designer Paper.  It's a portfolio and matching card…but the surprise is INSIDE the portfolio and the closure!  I used Peaceful Petals from the Occasions catalog in both the background and as cut-out flowers, adding the Petite Petals center of Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay Itty Bitty Flower Punch and a Rhinestone jewel for a little bling.

 

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Did you see?  I used the Scallop Tag Topper Punch for the closure on my portfolio!  It slips under the double band of Bermuda Bay to secure.  I also used the Word Bubble Framelits with the word Hello from Four You stamp set.

 

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And here is it open!

 

Feb 2014 Peaceful Petals open

Isn't it fun?  I found this Word Bubble notepads at the M**** Craft Store!  I LOVE them and grabbed a few different shapes!

 

Feb 2014 Peaceful Petals card

And, of course, I decided to make a coordinating card.  Wouldn't this combination be a great gift for someone???

 

OK…continue on the rest of the tour and see what everyone else came up with this month!  Next stop is Julie Davison!  I love her crafty designs, too!

 

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