Tuesday, November 25, 2008

color challenge 32...

another challenge from kristina.
this is my most favorite yet. i had so much fun making this card and i am totally in **love** with this stamp set from hero arts. the animals are so cute i just want to eat them up.

and the card:

and another so that you can see the texture:

i used some glossy accents to make "snow or ice" and to pop the scarf and nose on the reindeer.

cs: stampin'up!(riding hood red, very vanilla)
stamps: hero arts(jolly christmas) papertrey ink(snowfall additions and polka dot basics)
ink: stampin'up!(riding hood red, river rock) versa mark
misc: white embossing powder, glossy accents american craft (ribbon) stampin'up!(dimensionals) copic (warm gray 1) nestabilities(circle die)

thanksgiving table decor...

so the kids and i spent the weekend making table decor for thanksgiving. i let them choose the stamps and we got to work.

here are our place cards, mint boxes, and "mixture" treat bags:
here is my take on the ever so popular owl treat bags:

and a closeup of one of the little fellas:

my kids really loved these bags so we tweaked the original idea a bit and made them into turkeys. i let the kids do all the punching and gluing... so they are each unique and quite cute. we had a lot of fun making these and they are so excited for everyone to see them on the big day.

the mixture is a favorite of my kids...
2 parts oatmeal cereal
2 parts peanutbutter filled pretzels
1 part mixed dried fruit
1 part mixed nuts
1/2 part chocolate chips

teacher appreciation...

well here it is almost thanksgiving and i wanted my kids to let their teachers know how grateful and thankful they are for their diligent, patient teaching skills. here are some treats that we made for them.

for mr. d's first grade teacher
for miss thangs preschool teacher
each one has a homemade loaf of pumpkin chocolate chip bread and a cute note that my kids wrote for their teachers.

** i am so LOVING this stamp set from pti**
never have i stamped with a better set, the images are all crisp and beautiful.

cs: stampin'up!( very vanilla, old olive, kraft) hobby lobby (brick red)
stamps: papertrey ink(teachers apple, trajan monogram edition)
ink: stampin'up!(riding hood red, old olive, basic brown)
misc: stampin'up!(ribbon) martha stewart(simple scallop punch) copic (warm gray 3 marker)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

color challenge #31...

i love fall and these colors are great.
here is another challenge via the color challenge queen.

its my mom and dad's 33rd anniversary on friday... and look, now i have a card for them. minus the purple, these were my parents colors when they got married.
i used one of the pocket silhouette stamps to make a "wreath" and then cut out a circle from the middle and another from the center of the card base with my circle nestabilities. the sentiment is stamped in versa mark and then clear embossed to make it pop.

stamps: stampin'up! (pocket silhouettes and best yet)
ink: stampin'up! (pumpkin pie, close to cocoa, elegant eggplant, and so saffron) versa mark
paper: stampin'up! (whisper white & textured close to cocoa)
misc: american craft (ribbon) clear embossing powder nestabilities

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

color challenge #30

another challenge from kristina...

i love these simple colors... two greens, white, and a brown. it is perfect, so clean and elegant!

i have been seeing these cool flowers around, but unfortunately they are no where to be found where i live so i tried making my own. super easy and very cute, although i am sure the real ones are much better.

anyhow... here is my inspiration. i really like simple things and you can't get much more simple than this. can't wait to see everybody's.

paper: stampin'up! (whisper white, old olive, certainly celery, & sahara sand)
stamps: papertrey ink (polka dot basics, floral frenzy & 2008 holiday tag collection)
ink: stampin'up! (old olive & certainly celery) versa mark
misc: circle punches, white embossing powder, michael's (ribbon)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

color inspiration #29...

finally i get to play... it has been awhile! here is another challenge from kristina. i really thought these colors looked great together and was thankful for no pink *wink wink*
i'm really glad that this challenge is back, thanks for making this happen each week kristina and for all the fun ideas fellow crafty people!

i made this little box to hold a special treat for one of my fellow crafting buddies. i have a couple of girls in the neigborhood who are really crafty and fun to be around. this box that lauren meader came up with is a dream.

paper: SU elegant eggplant, pacific point, whisper white, taken with teal
stamps: SU eastern blooms
ink: SU pumpkin pie, elegant eggplant, pacific point
misc: american crafts ribbon, PTI for(keep)sake template, martha stewart punch