Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Stampin Royalty Challenge #13

I don't remember who I cased for this idea from Stampin' Connections.   They made a dark basket but one night Angelica, Sarah and I tried it and we came up with this kraft basket cut from the oval scallop die and then stamped with the Sanded background stamp.    The Certainly Celery card is stamped with the Inspired by Nature grass stamp.   The new easter bunny in chocolate chip looks almost edible!  All the DSP easter eggs are from last year Sale-a-bration catalogue.  This was really fun to make!   Enjoy this week's challenge!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Thank you Sarah!!!!!!

These are a few of the the little milk cartons that my daughter Sarah helped me make for my Grade Ones. I don't think I would have finished without her.  My inspiration  has come from watching Angela McKay over the last year make so many projects for her students and children's classes.   It also is satisfying to use up all the paper I have bought over the years into cute little containers.   Now, I just have to get up early to get all the eggs hidden in the classroom so they can look for them and fill these (thankfully small) containers.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Stampin' Royalty Challenge #12

I haven't used glitter since Christmas. This week's challenge for Stampin' Royalty is to get glitter happy. I stamped the skateboarder with Versemark and then used Heat and Stick powder to get the orange glitter to stick.  I used a sticky strip to get the brown glitter to stick to the "sidewalk."   Then I used Crystal Effects to stick the green glitter to the tree and to add Dazzling Diamonds to the cloud.     This card looks nicer in real life but it was fun to experiment with different ways of applying glitter.  Hope you enjoy this challenge!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Man's Happy Birthday

I was looking for a few cards to give to a friend whose birthday party we are going to on Saturday.   I didn't really know what to give him except I know he likes chocolate but I thought perhaps I could give him a little package of cards he could give to someone else.   

Friday, March 19, 2010


My friend Angelica and I designed this card with a lot of  inspiration from Mary Fish.  I love the combination of Pumpkin Pie and Apricot Appeal.  We embossed the background with the embossing folder from the Christmas mini.     All the images are from the Vintage Vogue stamp set and we stamped most of them with Pumpkin Pie Ink.   The smaller flowers are all stamped with Apricot Appeal.   I stamped out two flowers with the 5-petal flower punch in Certainly Celery.  I used chocolate chip brads in the big flowers and Very Vanilla in the small flowers.    We had alot of fun putting this card together and are finding it helpful to get together and do most of the designing and preparing together and then finish putting them together at home.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Stampin' Royalty Challenge #11

I like to make a birthday card for each of my Grade One students on their special day.  These little bears are so cute and Pixie Pink goes well with Rich Razzleberry cardstock background and ribbon.   The DSP circle is from the free  Sale-a-bration Welcome Neighbor pad.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Green Theme

This is my entry for this week's Stampin' Royalty all green.   I was inspired by a shadow box in the catalog.  The card is Certainly Celery and the main part of the card is Always Artichoke.   The flower is tissue paper stamped with Certainly Celery in polka dots.   The background is the stamp from the baroque set.  I think this card would look great in a lot of colors.