Monday, August 24, 2015

First Day of School

Hello and Happy Monday! We are busy getting ready to start the first day of school...woo hoo! I made these cute little treats for the girls at work today.

Back to School Treats

To create the apple and leaves I used two punches which are oldie but goodies...round tab punch/blossoms petal builder. For the stem I used the #117191 Bird Builder punch and for the seeds I used the #138295 Tree Builder punch.

I like to assemble my treats in steps so I do all the cutting, punching and stamping first then I assemble.

Here they are ready to go with Hershey's, M&M's and Kit Kat snack sized candy bars.

Hope you enjoy...thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sweet Watermelon Boxes

Hello! Summer's end is almost near and the kids are headed back to school. So thought this would be a fun treat box for the end of summer. I CASED this super cute idea from Chris Slogar.

Sweet! Treat Boxes

I filled this little cutie with Hershey Nuggets and Kisses.

To create this box I used the #135853 Curvy Box Thinlit along with #138334 Watermelon Wonder and #138335 Cucumber Crush cardstock.

For the rind I used the #134114 Work of Art stamps and the bone folder to create a curved box and the #135380 Bravo stamps for the saying. Then added some seeds, tied with some fabulous ribbon #138423 Cucumber Crush and ta-da!

FYI: I just wanted to share with you how much I love the new ribbon it is soft and easy to work it!

Hope you enjoy...thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, August 9, 2015

Watercoloring with Aqua Painters

Happy August! Just a couple more weeks and my boys will be back in school:o(. But I think I am ready to be back in a routine.

Thanks Watercolor Background Card

I've seen the Bokeh technique all over pinterest so I decided to try it. This was so much fun...I love to paint! The funny thing is I ended up liking just the vibrant watercolor background more than the Bokeh effect. So this is what I came up with.

I used #115662 Mambo Melon, #119672 Daffodil Delight and #105229 Pumpkin Pie re-inkers for my color combination.

I used 10 drops of water to 3 drops of ink in each container. First I taped my watercolor paper down and then I saturated it with water using the #103954 Aqua Painter. Next, I put dabs of ink randomly with my aqua painter all over the paper starting with my lightest color first. *There is no rhyme or reason to this...just put the color wherever you want. You are the Artist! Also when changing colors make sure your aqua painter is clean so you are ready to add the next color. When it was completely full of color I gently pulled off the tape. The ink dries quickly on the paper. This is the look I liked the best!

Watercolor vs. Bokeh

Which technique do you like?

To continue with the Bokeh Technique I used #101731 White Craft Ink and a circle template which I made using a #114323 Window Sheet and the #130911 Circle Framelets (various sizes). Place the template on the watercolor background and fill in the circle with the white craft ink. You will place your template randomly filling in the circles. Allow the craft ink to dry before you stamp onto the background (this will take awhile) or to speed up the process you can use the #129053 Heating Tool to dry the watercolor paper. When stamping onto the background use the #101406 StazOn Ink.

Hope you enjoy...thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Kinda Koala!

Good Morning! I wanted share with you this simple and very sweet card. This adorable stamp calls for the Stampin' Write Markers and our fantastic dual-tipped blender pen.

Thinking of You Card

There is something about koala's that just melt your heart :o). 

To make this card I used the #134360 Kinda Koala stamp, #131261 Neutrals Stampin' Write Markers and or #126975 Crumb Cake stamp pad, #102845 Blender Pen. I also used our new ribbon #138425 Watermelon Wonder along with the #133739 Large Polka Dot embossing folder and a small piece of cardstock from the #138443 Cherry on Top DSP.

Tip: You will need to use the #101406 StazOn Ink to stamp your image because it is a permanent ink and will not run when you color in your image.

To Blend or Not to Blend...that is the question. I used both the markers and blender pen to color in the koala. You will get different effects using each one. When using the blender pen I shade from dark to light.

I absolutely love to color and I think is so therapeutic! So I made several cards to share with some friends and family.

Hope you enjoy...thanks for stopping by!


Monday, July 27, 2015

Happy Monday!

Hello! Hello! So sorry I have been MIA...again! We've had a very busy summer. But I have a cute treat box to share with you today. These are for the girls at work who will be heading to college.

Graduation Treat Boxes

I chose night of navy and silver because we live in the Big D!

This set was just recently's an oldie but goodie!

To create these fun boxes you will need the #132966 Fry Box Bigz L, #133723 Stars Framelits, #132178 Silver Foil Sheets and #133314 Silver Glimmer Paper.

Hope you enjoy...thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Happy Wednesday!

Hello! Today is just another rainy day in here in Texas. So I decided to get a little crafty today.

Father's Day Card

I used some bold colors (bermuda bay and blackberry bliss) to make this card along with our new #138386 Bohemian Washi Tape. The DSP is the #138443 6" x 6" Cherry on Top paper stack, #133730 Little Letter Thinlits, #130517 Gorgeous Grunge stamps and the #133787 Itty Bitty Accents punch pack.

Father's Day Gift Card Holder

What a great surprise for Dad!

This card holder took about 10 minutes to make and is so adorable! You will need the #137547 Mini Treat Bag Thinlit, #137414 Bow Builder punch, #119873 3/4" Circle punch and #138859 Crazy About You stamp set.

I hope you enjoy...thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, June 11, 2015

Happy Thursday!

Hello! I hope you have all gotten off to a GREAT summer. Today is the first time I've had a chance to look at my goodies from Stampin' Up's new catalog. And I can't wait to use them!

Please click here to view Stampin' Up's new catalog.

A Sweet Treat Box

I made this treat box in just minutes and filled it with wrapped Hershey nuggets using our new 6" x 6" Cherry On Top DSP paper is so colorful and bright:o).


To make this box I used #139440 You're So Sweet stamp set, #138443 Cherry On Top DSP, #138323 Watermelon Wonder stamp pad, #138425 Dotted Lace Trim and #137910 Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim. The ribbon is so soft and easy to work it!

Weekly Deals - June 9

Price: $33.00 $24.75

Gold Glimmer Paper 
Price: $5.00 $3.75

Pansy Punch 
Price: $16.00 $12.00

Silver 5/8" Satin Ribbon 
Price: $7.00 $5.25

Zig Zag Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!

Price: $7.50 $5.63

Hope you enjoy...thanks for stopping by!