14 October 2011 – Pussy Cats and Boxes

I thought it was high time I shared a photo with you of my new babies!!  At the start of September, my husband and I adopted two kittens from Little Paws Kitten Rescue.  Shadow and Jaster are about 8 months old and getting bigger every day.  They love helping in my craft room as well as playing in the paper and boxes that my orders come in.  They have also overtaken my craft chair, so now I sit on the uncomfortable office chair and they have the one with a pillow.  If I’m not watching, I lose the office chair as well!!!

Shadow (left) and Jaster - Brotherly love

At the Stampin’ Up! convention earlier this year, Shelli Gardner, the co-founder, demonstrated a really cute box using the cardboard circle from a box of glue dots.  Well, there are 300 glue dots in a box, and it’s taken me until now to use them up!!

How cute is that!!

Now to find someone with an upcoming special birthday to give it too!!  And put something special in it!!

Stamp Set:  Tiny Tags

Paper:  Mocha Morning DSP, Basic Black, Crumb Cake

Ink: Basic Black

Accessories:  2 1/2″ circle punch, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Antique Brads, Hemp twine, Champagne Mist Shimmer paint, Jewelry tag punch



23 May 2011

I thought I’d have a play with one of my favourite stamp sets, Just Believe.  I had a look around Splitcoaststampers and found this lovely card which I cased.  I was really trying to not use my Big Shot (cos I was too lazy to get it out!!) but it really needed the butterflies.  I tend to use my Big Shot on every card so maybe I’ll try not to use it on the next one.  (I did say try!!)

Stamp Set:  Just Believe

Paper:  In Colour DSP pattern pack, Blushing Bride, Whisper White

Ink:  Blushing Bride, Versamark

Accessories:  Big Shot, Beautiful wings embosslit, Scallop trim corner punch, scallop trim punch, Modern label punch, pearls, Champagne Mist shimmer paint

3 April 2011

I had a few days off last week, so I’ve been planning a few workshops and projects for stamp club.  Of course, for the sake of research, you’ve got to play around, so thanks to Paper Crafter’s Library“>Paper Crafter’s Library, I’ve been trying out a Three Fold Card.  Not has hard as it looks but I did have some trouble tying the bow!!

And here’s the inside.

Stamp Set:  Well Scripted, Artistic Etchings

Paper:  Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, Elegant Soiree DSP

Ink:  Baja Breeze

Accessories:  Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Fancy Flower Punch, basic rhinestones, Champagne Mist shimmer paint, Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon

I liked it so much that I tried a different one.  Because I had some much trouble tying the bow, I thought I would try using brads to hold the front closed.  I’m happy with the result!!

Stamp Set:  Artistic Etchings

Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Newsprint DSP

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black

Accessories:  Fancy Flower punch, Antique Brads, Hemp Twine