Monday, November 29, 2010

Manly Mondays Week #29

26 Shopping days left before Christmas!  Are you ready?  If you are anything like me, your immediate answer is NOT.  Here's a little treat you may want to add to your man's gift this year.

This is a Hershey's Almond bar wrapped in Chocolate Chip cardstock.  I am not the originator of this project. I saw it on a blog post a few years back and have been making them ever since.  I do not have specifics on the directions, I just add from my stock of supplies.  I did the bows a little different this year as in the past I would purchase red bows at the $1 store.  This year I could not seem to find any.  I can tell you that before I did wrap the bar I folded the edge of the wrapper and held it down with a piece of tape to give the top and bottom a cleaner edge so that it would not poke out when I added the scallop circle punch in Creamy Caramel Cardstock.  Except for the nose that was made with Creamy Caramel and Real Red, and a white Crayola Pencil, it was all adhered with a glue gun.  Quite a bit of glue is required on these to make sure they don't pop open and I found a glue gun to do the trick.

These would work well as a stocking stuffer or an attachment to a gift.

Frankii's in big trouble :)  He was caught on the guest bed.  With this look who can be mad at him....

I guess he figured if he "posed" I wouldn't be so mad.  He was right :)  I said to him "You have three beds in this house, why do you need a fourth?"  He didn't even flinch.  He just stayed there perhaps thinking if he didn't move he would be invisible. What a dog!! Does he seem to be smiling to you....

A La Prochaine!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Feminine Fridays

Regina has completed her mission and what a triumphant success it is!  Her talent always catches my breath.  Here's a sneak:

For a full view and details be sure to hop over to her blog.  You won't be disappointed. And while you're there please take a moment to leave her comment. 

Thank you all for your fabulous comments on last week's Friday post.  Agent Frankii and I are working on our video skills and hope to bring you another one soon.

See Ya Next Week!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Manly Mondays Week #28

It was a creative busy weekend! The Christmas Craft Sale was a success. It's going to take me a couple of days to clean up the craft room. Next big project is make table and hall decorations for the Lions Seniors Single Christmas Dinner on December 8.  I've got plenty of ideas and plans for this year's event. Hopefully they will come out as I envision them. 

At the Craft Fair I had both of these notebooks available for purchase and can happily say that they both went. 

This one, a fella actually bought it for himself LOL

There is actually a funny little story that goes with this one.  Two ladies were looking at it. One lady with an Australian accent says to the other "I'm going to get this for Sarah".  Betty and I overheard her so we gently explained that it was actually created with a man in mind. She says "But it's so nice and I call her Honey all the time".  We then went on to tell her that "honey do" was to get your man to get chores done. She was not familiar with the expression and thanked us for saving her some embarrassment with a blush.  She did purchase another one that was more feminine that I will save for another day.

A La Prochaine!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Feminine Fridays Week #17

It is time to pull out the mukluks and dust off the ear muffs people. WOWZERS it's a cool morning. Fresh, as Albertans describe it.  At the time of writing it is
-28C (-18.4F). I got the "are you kidding me" look from Frankii this morning when I opened the door for him. I'm positive if he could talk human he would have told me something like "not on your life am I going out there" or "I don't have to P that bad". 

Tomorrow is the Christmas Craft Fair that I signed up for exactly a year ago.  You have to get in early to get a table at this one. For the last month I have had nothing but issues making projects. The glue would ooze out, the paper was cut to short and so on and so on.  When I attempted to make tiles, the craft ink ran of the image under the glassy glaze for some reason.  I told my husband the issues I had and that I had thrown them out.  "Oh no" he says "I can use them for target practice".  So he dug them out of the craft room trash. Good thing it's only paper in there. I do have some that made the cut so it wasn't a total lost.

Today's project is one that I had planned on making 4 of. My friend Penny  (Hi! :-)  hooked me up with some awesome "feet" by Tim Holtz awhile back. Well, this is one of the projects that will go under the "issues" label. Unfortunately, the glue that was used, obviously a little too much, oozed out and does not have a nice finish to it. I'm happy with everything else though but not enough to put it on sale.

The only Stampin' Up supplies used here are the Mellow Moss and Early Espresso Cardstock and a bit of Afternoon Tea Designer Paper. The brown ribbon is also Stampin' Up. The lace ribbon is actually a $1 store find.

Here's a side view

I may add a few more things to it like some words from a Sizzix Die. It is definitely staying home tomorrow.


Trying out a new format.  It's a little rocky and amateurish but fun all the same.

Make sure you go to Regina's blog to see what she's been up to lately.  She's been posting some most amazing projects.

See Ya Next Week!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Feminine Fridays

When I first did a mission for Regina, it was on a whim. Something that came to mind as I was typing my blog post that I thought Regina would enjoy doing once or twice. As faith would have it, she looks forward to it every odd week that I post. And I wait with anticipation to see what marvelous creation she will come up with.  Ladies and Gents, she never disappoints!  Here’s a  sneak peek of the front of the card for this week’s “use a gate fold and a stencil mission”.

You must click here to go to her blog and see what else she crafted. Oh yes! There is more to see and salivate over.  Regina made two cards PLUS, yes, there’s a PLUS, stencilled on a cabinet door that had been patiently waiting for her awesome creativity.
Regina, congrats on accomplishing yet another mission.  You are my queen!
See ya next week!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Manly Mondays

I'm preempting Manly Mondays today for a very special occasion.

It's Regina's Birthday Today!!

A while ago I asked Regina what her favorite colors are. She told me Rich Razzleberry and Pink. As some of you might know she loves square cards.

Regina, there is a Rich Razzleberry Square Card on it's way to you. Once she receives it I'll post the details.

Please drop by Regina's Blog and wish her a Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Regina! Today you are a shining star.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Feminine Fridays Week #15

Now that Halloween is over and we've received a bit of snow I thought I would start on Christmas Cards. This week features a card made with several punches and a gate fold.

I don't have any of the current designer Christmas patterns so I used a piece from a retired collection.  The base is Real Red, the green is Old Olive. Punches used were the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch, Two Step Bird Extra Large, just the wings, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Extra Large, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Extra Large, and the Circle Punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.  On that circle I added some jewels from the Basic Jewels Rhinestones.

For the inside:

I mixed some Real Red Ink with White Shimmer Paint, applied with a Sponge Dauber using the leaves from the Vintage Frames Decor Stencil. With the same mixture stamped the sentiment from the Occasional Quotes Hostess Set.

Oh, and to keep the card closed, I used a Velcro dot.

Now Miss Regina, your mission should you choose to accept it :-) is to use a gate fold with a stencil. 

It's going to be awesome, I guarantee it!

See ya next week. 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Challenge Winning Baby Card

In September I made this card for my friend Chantel.  She wouldn't reveal whether she was having a boy or a girl mainly because she did not know herself. So I made a very neutral card.

Mia was born on October 22, 2010, at 8 pds 7 oz. Both are doing extremely well and you can see Mia being strolled by her proud Mama sporting a brand new white and pink Diva blanket.  She is quite the bundle of joy.

On the inside:

I just kept adding a little here and a little there from my supplies. All except the cardstock and one punch are current. I followed a video tutorial by Jackie Topa that you can see HERE  Thank you Jackie for a fun and easy to follow visual tutorial.

I belong to a Yahoo group called ScorPalPals.  In October there was a challenge for a step card. Not sure if it qualified I contacted Robin, the moderator of the group to make sure.  She replied "I'm going to say Yes". So I entered the challenge and I WON!  I was thrilled and this is the gift that I received:

I was surprised at the items in the envelope. Such a generous gift and fun to boot!  Thank you Robin for making Halloween extra special this year.  YOU ROCK!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Manly Mondays Week #27

This week's card features a technique that my best gal pal Betty absolutely loves - Dryer Sheet.  I was going through some cards that I made quite sometime ago and came upon this one that I really don't recall when or where it was done. 

Fortunately, there was some details attached to it.  Carstock used is True Thyme and Marigold Morning.  Stamp set is Serene Sunflower, Classic Ink colors are Marigold Morning, Close to Cocoa, True Thyme, Creamy Caramel and More Mustard.  I made note that the dryer sheet was ironed after it was used which was applied to the cardstock with a glue stick and a pinch of Dazzling Diamonds was sprinkled over top.  Nothing wrong giving this to a guy is there? And since we are in Fall, thought it would be appropriate for a fella with a birthday at this time of year.

Here's little Frankii all happy as can be on Date Day with his Dolly on the Daycare couch.

These two sure play hard and love spending time together.  Dolly is almost as tall as him now.

A La Prochaine!