Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Countdown is on...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II is only about 2 weeks away...okay 2 weeks and 1 day away. My crazy husband wants to get tickets to the midnight showing at I'm not sure that Abby would make it.

I made this bookmark for my grandma who has been visiting from PA. She had never read any of the Harry Potter books before and has spent a lot of time over the past month reading them and watching the movies. I think she has 2 more books to go before the new movie debuts.

Bugaboo had a terrific sale on their digi images last month (50% off) so I bought everything that had been on my wishlist, which included this cute little Hagrid image. They have all of the other characters from Harry Potter but Hagrid was the best one.

I used a makeup puff with my ink pad to dirty up the background of the green and brown paper. Don't forget the back side when you are making a bookmark. I used Copics to color Hagrid and colored pencils and gamsol to shade him in.

when I finished coloring and went to place the image onto the bookmark, the white cardstock was so screaming white that I had to do SOMETHING! I used a brown colored pencil and went around the entire image and blended it outward with the Gamsol.

As a final touch, I added a piece of ribbon. Hope Grandma likes it!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

OMG...this saying is great!

Hang on to your choppers! This card is awesome! Our little old ladies are sure to bring about a fit of laughter with the conclusion of the story. "when I blew out the dang teeth flew out and landed in the cake".

I know you already have someone in mind to send this one to!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Droopy Boob-day to you!

Stella is back with more birthday greetings! Bugaboo stamps offers the stamped image of our dear Stella but I made up the saying on my computer. I know I've seen the saying in the past and thought it went perfect with this stamp. The card design in sweet and simple. Great card to duplicate by the masses for all of your friends!

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Gift Cards Galore

My coworker was getting married so our office decided to go with a group gift that consisted of a bunch of gift cards. I hate handing someone an envelope as a gift, even if the card inside is handmade. It still seems so impersonal. I didnt know exactly what I would come up with but offered to find a more creative way to present our gift.

I thought a "tree" of some sort would work. I originaly thought of finding some branches and securing it in a pot of some kind. On the morning of the shower/picnic, I hadnt started working on anything and panic was setting in. I hopped in the car and headed out to the local craft stores. etc. I decided to go into Pier 1 and see what they had to offer. On the easter clearance table, I saw this sparkly little tree and decided I would work around it's mint green color. Wish it was black or white, but I din't have the time to be picky.

It was a couples shower so I opted for 2 different types of gift card holders. I used a monogram stamp set from Just Rite stamps for one set:

For the other set, I punched out 2 2" scalloped circles and ran them through my cuttlebug with a swirly embossing folder for texture. then I folded the sides of the circles back to form a more triangular shape. I placed them tip to tip and overlapped a little, then fished with a small piece of ribbon and a punched flower with a pearl center.

I finished my gift card tree with a mere 30 minutes to spare by tying the gift card holders onto the tree with ribbons.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Honey Pop Class!

By popular demand...Simply Scrapbooks is offering a Honey Pop Class on Saturday, July 9th. For only $15, you will create 3 cards that are as cute on the inside as they are on the outside.

We will be using the Inky Antics stamps that have been specifically designed for the honeypop paper. Spaces in this class will fill quickly. Call Simply and sign up today!

Items needed for class: adhesive, pop dots, coloring preferences (copics, pencils/gamsol)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Old Glory Medallion class

Old Glory Medallion class in patriotic red, white, and blue will be on Sunday, June 26th at 1:30 pm. Cost is $15. This will probably be the last time I will teach the medallion class until sometime this fall. If you have been thinking about signing up, don't delay. Spaces fill quickly, call Simply today!

Items you will need for class: detail scissors (cutterbee's work best), white pen, adhesive, pop dots, quickie glue pen

Thursday, June 16, 2011


If you visit the latest blog sites for cards, it's not hard to find one with super cute stitching on it. But who wants to drag out the sewing machine everytime you make a card or load it up and haul it to a crop?

We R Memory Keepers has saved us...the SEW EASY tools and I am teaching a class on Saturday, June 25 to show you how to use it. If you've bought the tools, bring them with you. If you haven't, sign up and see if you like it. Cost of class is only $10 and that includes one of the original wheels and a package of floss (tool and mat are not included)

In class, we will try out the various wheels & learn the stiches to complete them. You will leave with a key ring full of samples.

Items you will need for class: needle, scissors, hole punch (crop-a-dial)
Call Simply Scrapbooks to reserve your spot today!