Monday, October 12, 2009

What time is it?!?!?

Good grief, WHERE do my days go?!?!??! :D Someone needs to find out who steals HOURS away from me during the day....

I was going to show you the Top Note boxes from Friday night, but I did one differently and need to re-shoot the pictures, so HOPEFULLY that will be on this afternoon's agenda. :D (Seriously, anyone want to come help me clean and organize a bit???? The Inspiration Station needs a little help, and my SCANNER BED!!!!!!!!!! Oh, YUCK!!!! :D)

Anyway. Here are two of the projects we did this weekend. I did get inspiration from a few places, but for the most part, the finishing touches on these are mine. :D I'll show the 3D later this week - it is SO cute, but I don't have the time to write out all the how-to right now! :D

Please remember: if you see ANYTHING on here that you'd like to get the supplies for, or even that one little punch or something that just MAKES the project, you can either call or email me - my contact info's in the side bar - to help you with your order, or you can GO TO MY STAMPIN' UP! WEBSITE and click on the SHOP NOW button at the top right corner. You can shop 24/7 there - and so can anyone looking for presents for you. (HINT! LOL!!)

The hostess for this weekend is pregnant with a little girl, so I wanted something that they could adapt if they wanted to - and don't we all have a shower to attend at least once a year??? :D

Fold Whisper White card stock, cut 5-1/2"x8-1/2", in half (the HAMBURGER way!:D). Using your 1-3/4" circle punch, punch a half-circle out of the fold side. If you look at the back of your punch, it should be relatively easy to do this step!

Next, take your Big Shot (YUP! I LOVE MY BIG SHOT!!) and the scallop circle die. If you line the loose edges of the card on one side of the die, the half-circle should be inside the scallop cutting edge, as well as maybe 3/8" on each side of the cut. You're looking for a BIT of fold to be left when you cut the scallop, to keep the card front and back together. :D

Run through your Big Shot. Voila! A bib! :D

Next, we used the flowers in Boho Backgrounds stamp set to stamp all around in Pretty in Pink. The "hello baby" is done in Pixie Pink; that's from TEENY TINY WISHES - and the inside is also in Pixie Pink. It says, "Celebrate you", and that's from BITTY BIRTHDAY.

Stamp the "hello baby" on scrap Whisper White, and center and punch out with your Modern Label Punch. With a scrap of Certainly Celery, punch the WORD WINDOW punch FIRST, then center it in the Modern Label Punch and punch. :D It's like making your own Hodgepodge Hardware frame without metal! :D

We adhered the Certainly Celery piece on top of the Whisper White piece with 2-Way Glue Pen, then centered the label onto the bib and adhered with dimensionals. The ribbon's a piece of Pretty in Pink 1/4" grosgrain ribbon about 8 inches long; it's adhered to the front with SNAIL. Isn't that EASY?!?!?

This one is STRIKING in real life. VERY simple, but WOW. :)

Card stock: Kraft, Dusty Durango, Basic Black

Ink: Whisper White Craft, Dusty Durango Stampin 'Write Marker, Basic Black (inside)

Stamp sets: Autumn Splendor, A Beautiful Thing, A Rose is a Rose (inside)

Accessories: Black Gingham Ribbon, wide oval punch, distressor tool from Cutting Kit, dimensionals

It just says FALL, and FRIEND all over it. :)

OK. I'm off to work on more designs for Christmas cards for this weekend, and to work on the MY DIGITAL STUDIO showcase I'm doing here at the studio on Friday night. It's an INCREDIBLE program, so don't miss it if you can come! I also need to figure out what this week's 12 Weeks of Christmas is going to be - I have so many ideas, and so little time! LOL! Don't miss out on it, or ordering the things you need to do your Christmas cards!!!!!

Have a WONDERFUL day - and PLEASE! Take the time to STAMP something!!!!