Mojo Monday 255 & Colour Q 151 – “I am …”

I tried my hand at combining a couple challenges.  This was kind of fun to play around with … and I’m still undecided on the final result. :)

It’s kind of fun to sit down with a bunch of stuff and have NO idea where your project is going.  One regret — at the last minute I chopped those corners to fix a mistake.  I’m regretting it and the dated look it gave the card.  I’m tempted to glue them back on! :)   … or maybe send it to the hubby to have him photoshop it … hee hee.

Anyway, I had fun playing with some toys!  Here are the 2 challenges I combined.

The stamp set used here is one not for sale (tease!!), but was an exclusive set for demonstrators at our July convention.

My favorite toy on this card?  More framelits. :)

These Labels Collection framelits are perfect to layer!

Tootle-oo, happy stamping!

Laura :)

stamp princess jr! :) (petite purse video)

My 6-year-old daughter has a tutorial to share with you! :)

She was very excited to show how the petite purse die can be transformed (by cutting off 1 flap) into a treat box.  We made these recently for a card club, and my girl loved them.

This is our first video!  She did great!  We’ll have more of these soon, and hopefully work out the kinks as we go with photo editing and time management. :)   hee hee!


ornament keepsakes

You know, in the crafty world, we have to start thinking about Christmas earlier than the average bear.  Homemade items take longer, after all!

(Not that I’m playing my Christmas music and shopping for gifts or anything yet — let’s not be silly.) :)

It’s been forever since I’ve played along in any online challenges, so I wanted to jump in and try one out.

This is the Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge #141.

I made this 4×4 little festive guy.

I used the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set and coordinating awesome framelits.

(Buying as a bundle saves 15% if you want the stamps and framelits.)

The paper is from a cute little pack called Festival of Prints.

Rather than the typical 12×12 size, this pack comes with 4 sheets of each design, and they are all 4-1/2 x 6-1/2.  I love these — perfect for making a bunch of cards! (or accents on scrapbook pages)

I’m planning to start doing more challenges (and hopefully get better at them!) :) here and there.

Ta ta!

Laura :)

Rainbow party – party favors

My girl chose a *rainbow flower* party for her 4th birthday.  I love that it’s not a cartoon character party and it’s versatile … but this also means that mommy gets carried away and makes too much work for herself. ;)   Hee hee!

I did decide to use my stash of cello bags for party favors for the kidlets.  These were not too tricky (the most time consuming part was for sure the skittle-sorting), and I think they turned out pretty cute.

I asked my husband if he could tell that the marshmallows were supposed to be little clouds.  He nodded politely and looked at me a little crazy.  K fine, pretend it’s obvious and they are cute and fluffy clouds. :)

And besides, the girls got to help with these, we had fun putting them together, kids will be excited to take them home, and we think they’re cute … works for me! :)

Yes, yes, I do realized rainbows should have blue.  If skittles claim to be “the rainbow,” they should really include BLUE skittles in the main original bag, amiright?

These cello bags are awesome.  I debated what to put in them.  Cut pieces of colored licorice?  A rainbow pencil?  M&Ms?  We obviously went with skittles (and ‘mallows!), but so many options!  Plus you get 50 bags for $2.50.  Beat THAT at a party supply store! :)   You can get those in my store here.

The other supplies I used for these were (click any links below) …

My Digital Studio 2 (aka MDS2) to make the personalized message

1 3/4″ scallop circle punch (I punched 2 and adhered them together over the top of the cello bag)

1 3/8″ and 1 1/4″ circle punches – layers.  Love layers.

cardstock — real red and daffodil delight.

Wish us luck with the rest of the party!  I’m just hoping the cake stays together until the party.  It’s falling apart as I type.  Now I remember why I BUY cakes. :)

Ta ta!