May 31, 2009
May 30, 2009
I had to make ONE MORE Snuggle Bunnies card before I put my set away for a while! These little bunnies just melt my heart! :)
May 29, 2009
Here is another Hero Arts owl card. I got the idea for the "peeking owl" from my friend Karen. :) She did something similar and I thought it was adorable! Again, I added a flourish from a Sizzix die that I cut out with some white chipboard. The ribbon was loosely ruffled.
May 21, 2009
May 19, 2009
Fill Your Jar!
MFT's stamp set release tonight (NOW) will change the way you gift! MFT is now selling these awesome, 16 oz jars that are perfect for thrifty gifting! There are 2 companion stamp sets that contain labels sized PERFECTLY for the jars! It doesn't get much easier than that! The jars are sold in sets of 4 for $12 and the 2 stamp sets Time for the Bubbly Label and Teacher, Teacher Label sell for only $9 each! To check out the new products, click HERE and get ready to change the way you gift! :)
If you are just happening along this blog hop, please start at the beginning (Kim's blog) HERE and hop all the way to the end. You'll want to see how ALL the designers filled their jars. There are LOTS of creative ideas to inspire you!
You should have just hopped from Paula's blog. Please wipe the drool from your chin after viewing her colored pencil MASTERPIECE. That chick can color like I have NEVER seen before! Wowzers! Color me green! LOL
Your next stop on the hop is my friend Michele. Be prepared to ooooh and aaaah! :)
But wait! Before you hop on over, I hope you'll check out my project. :)
Here is my blog hop creation. I used Time for the Bubbly Label and the signature MFT stamp set, Time for the Bubbly.
I filled my jar with some hand made bath salts. It is both fun and economical! :) For my label, I paper pieced and colored with Copic markers. I used the different words in the label stamp set to create the label. I coated the bubbles in the corners of the label with Liquid Pearls.
I made a shaker box for the lid of my bath salts jar using the label stamp. I simply colored it and then punched out just the tub area. I added a tiny bit of beads in the shaker box to replicate the look of the bath salts.
I HAD to make a matching card! The main image is both colored and paper pieced. There are lots of layers on that little panel.
I used silver metallic card stock for the mirror.
This is the inside of the card. I used the Time for the Bubbly label stamp to frame the sentiment I used from the original Time for the Bubbly stamp set! I love matching sets! They are SO fun!
Ready to make your own bath salts? Here are the ingredients I used:
total cost of ingredients $22.50
This is a mini tote that I designed to work with the Time for the Bubbly Label stamp set that will be released TONIGHT at midnight over at MFT. This set coordinates PERFECTLY with the signature MFT stamp set, Time for the Bubbly, which you can find HERE.
Want to make a mini tote?
Here are the directions:
- Cut a piece of card stock to 8 1/2 X 4
- score at 3 3/4 and 4 3/4
- create handles by using a punch or die (I used the SU word window punch)
- cut a piece of card stock to 5 1/2 X 6
- score at 2 1/2 and 3 1/4
- turn card stock and score at 1 and 4 1/2
- cut along score lines on second piece of card stock
- assemble inner box
- adhere box to the base of the first piece of card stock you cut/scored
- adhere sides of tote to box
- stamp label and embellish as desired
The tote comes together REALLY easily and it is cute and small! PERFECT for thrifty gifting!
Guess where I got the bath salts? My daughters and I made them! :) Any chance I have to get my girls involved in crafting, I DO IT! WHY? They LOVE making things. Not only do they enjoy the finished product, but they enjoy the process and spending time with Mom! :)
Here they are looking at the recipe they chose to make on the tub of sea salt I bought from Hobby Lobby. For only $9 (regular price), I got a 7 lb tub that goes a LONG way!
Bailey is pouring baking soda into her bath salt mix. She chose to make a fizzing bath salt concoction that uses citric acid, baking soda and sea salt. She looks so serious, but I promise she was having fun. LOL She is concentrating. :)
Here is Maddie with her finished Bath Salts concoction. She used some green food coloring to tint it. She also used some essential oil to scent it. Guess where she went immediately after this photo was taken? To the TUB! LOL She couldn't wait to try them out!
Here is Bailey with her finished Bath Salts. She opted for blue food coloring and a different scent of essential oil. Since Maddie ran straight to the tub, she tried hers out the next morning. What a patient big sister!
Here is the finished product with about a cup of bath salts in a cello bag.
I used the Time for the Bubbly Label stamp set, Chocolate Kiss Crystals, Chocolate Kiss Ribbon and Chocolate Kiss Paper on my label.
Want to make some bath salts for yourself? Join me tonight at the MFT blog hop at 10:00 PM Eastern where I will show you which ingredients to buy as well as share my recipes with you! :) You can start over at Kim's blog HERE and you'll eventually find your way here! :)
May 18, 2009
May 17, 2009
- Cut a piece of card stock to 8 1/2 X 5 1/2
- Score at 3 3/4 and 4 3/4
- Along each long side, score at 1"
- Cut a 2 X 3 rectangle out of the center of the card stock strip (the rectangle will cut across both of your center score lines) *note-I used my Fiskars paper trimmer, but you could use a similar sized Nestabilities die
- Cut a piece of acetate large enough to cover the rectangular hole (3 1/4" X 4") and score it to line up with the score lines in the box (1 1/2 and 2 1/2)
- Snip on the two short, side score lines and assemble box by placing adhesive on the side flaps.
- Adhere acetate to the inside of the box.
- Embellish as desired.
I used the chalkboard stamp and very minimal stamping and embellishing. It came together super quickly. This is definitely something that can be mass-produced very easily. It is fairly small so it doesn't take a lot to fill it, either. :)
Gift cost breakdown:
1/2 sheet of card stock: $.13
cello bag: $.10
gum balls: $.10
total gift cost: $.43
May 16, 2009
May 5, 2009
- Girls' Day In - WTG $17.95
- Snuggle Bunnies (MFT Presents Stephanie Fizer) $15.95
- Birthday Flopsey $9
- Owls & Bluebells (MFT Presents Stephanie Fizer) $9
- Spring and Summer Cup 'o Button Packs
- Chocolate Kiss 6 x 6 Paper Packs
- Chocolate Kiss Ribbon Nest (brand new packaging!)
- Chocolate Kiss Crystal Adornments
- Smooch paints
Specials good from Wednesday 10:00 PM Eastern through Friday:
- The One-Click Collection, normally $51.90, will be priced at $49.95 through Friday, May 8th (all 4 stamp sets)
- AS A SPECIAL MOTHER'S DAY BONUS - All Moms and future Moms deserve beautiful bouquets, right? MFT says thanks to Moms this week with a very special promotion. Every order placed from Wed (May 6) starting at 10pm - Fri, that is OVER $100 will receive a FREE Floral set! Scour the site to find which floral set you would like, and mention it in the comments section. You can choose ANY MFT set that contains a FLOWER. How's that for options? PLEASE LIST TWO SET choices in case your first choice is unavailable. If no alternate set is listed, we will add Build a Bouquet if your selection is unavailable.
- Buy it all bundle: all 4 stamp sets, Chocolate Kiss Ribbon Nest, Chocolate Kiss 6 X 6 paper pack and Chocolate Kiss crystal collection for $77.95. (save $7.80, plus get free shipping)
If you've made it this far (and I hope you have)...
Let me send you on your way to the next stop on the hop!
Hop on over to Jessie's blog! She is another sweet one, I tell you! She oozes sugar, I think! Get on over there to see what she has in store for you!