Sunday, April 29, 2007

Simple Invites

After Gina's bridal shower invites went out, a friend of my MIL contacted me and asked if I would make some for her daughter's bridal shower. The theme of the shower is lady bugs and dragon flies. Well, I just got rid of my Bunch O' Bugs stamp set, so I had to get creative! Here are some simple samples of the invites I came up with. The first 2 have bugs made out of punches. The dragonfly uses 2 vellum heart punches from QuickCuts and I cut the body out by hand and covered with beads and glitter. THe lady bug is made with SU circle punches and a hand held heart punch for the spots.

The last 2 are the really simple ones! The 3rd one has a black embossed Floral piece of paper trimed with red grosgrain, and the last one is totally computer generated and just mounted on Real Red paper! I'd love to hear your opinion or suggestions too...please leave a comment!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Little Sis Paperbag Book

Here is the first Paperbag book I made. My "little sis" stated she loves the Petal Prints stamp set and wanted a paperbag book. She is also the only woman in her house, so I thought I'd make this to celebreate the men in her life. I hope she enjoys it!

This is page 1 & 2. There are 2 pull out tags for photos or journaling between pages 2 & 3.
These are pages 3&4. There is a tag for journaling on page 4.

These are pages 5&6 with 2 pull out tags on page 6.

This shows the detail of what the pockets look like. They are made with the opening of the paper bags.

Paper Bag Scrapbook

Well, I have to admit I never thought I would make one of these, but now I think I'm hooked! I haven't even put photos in it yet and I love it. I am a member of the SCS DDSS club (secret stampin sisters) and my "little" stated in her questionare that she would like to see a paperbag scrapbook. So I did some research and got my directions from After I made hers, I had to make one for myself! So here is my personal favorite creation. Check out the above link for detailed instructions.

This is the front of the book. The colors for this book was inspired by the striped ribbon I used in the binding and on the front. It has Yoyo Yellow, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Whisper white and an old SU color, Mint Melody. When I found this ribbon, I thought the colors were unusual, but pretty. I used white lunch bags I found at a local craft wholesale store, but they are also available at GFS. I punched 3 sets of 2 holes and tied various ribbons thru them to make the binding of the book.

This is page 1 & 2. I used SU daisy flower punch to create the edge of page 2 and attached daisies to the edge of the tag that are in the pocket.

These are pages 3 & 4. Under the flap of the bag I added a tag that is removable for journaling.

These are the last 2 pages in the book, and it also has a daisy pull out tag from a pocket made from the opening of the bag.

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Birthday Party!

Aren't these cute party invites? These are going out to some of our friends for Lily's Birthday party next weekend. I'm making favors for the kids using this same stamp set "Kids Cards". I'm stamping this and the other images to the center of a blank card, putting them along with a box of crayons and envelopes so the kids to take home and make cards themselves!

Wedding Shower Invitation

It's been so busy here in Ohio! I just planned and finished my future Sister-in-Laws bridal shower and it was fabulous! Special thanks to my good friend Janna of Janna Coe Designs, Pickerington, Ohio. She got me the flowers for the shower, and they matched the invitation perfectly!. Katie and Audrey did a fabulous job with the game, restaurant and slide show (I guess I didn't plan all that much!) Here is a photo of the invitation!