Thursday, March 31, 2011

Nested Gift Box and Card

Today is the last project for the March subscription at Craft Project Central.  This beautiful nested gift box set was created by Jacque.  To get the step by step instructions, please visit Craft Project Central HERE and subscribe to March.  There are 9 other awesome projects in the March subscription including my Octagon Easter Box and it's only $10 for all 10 great projects!  Leave a comment here and I will be drawing a random winner for a free subscription to March!

Punch Inspiration 3/31/11

Monday, March 28, 2011

Peachy Keen spring release sneak peek with blog candy

I'm so excited for all of you to see the new Peachy Keen spring release stamp sets!  I know I say this with every new stamp release, but this set is my new official FAVORITE stamp set!  Here is a peek of the new set called Cute & Cuddly.  This time, the design team members will be drawing for blog candy during the sneak peek and PKS will be drawing for more goodies on the hop this Friday.  If you would like to get your hands on this AWESOME new set, be sure to leave a comment on this post. On Wednesday night, I will be drawing a random winner for a Cute & Cuddly stamp set.  Be sure to check out some peeks of other great sets at the challenge site HERE.

PKS has really outdone themselves again and I know you will be thrilled with the new stamps coming out this Friday.  Every day this week, the design team will share a little peek of a new set coming out.  On Friday, there will be a big blog hop featuring all of the new sets.  You don't want to miss the hop!  Leave comments along the hop and you are entered in a drawing for free PKS stamps!

Pick a Petal Spring Flower Pot

Today's project at Craft Project Central is this pretty spring flower pot by Erika.  These flowers are great to use as a centerpiece in a clay pot!  You can also use them as favors for bridal showers, birthday parties, as wedding favors and even as bookmarks!  This project would also make a great teacher gift!  The white embossing powder on colored card stock gives them a pretty pop of color!  To get the instructions for this project and many other great projects (including my Octagon Petal Box), subscribe to the March newsletter HERE.

Punch Inspiration 3/28/11

Good morning everyone, be sure to come back at 7 pm tonight for a sneak peek of the new Peachy Keen face stamps coming out this Friday.  I have blog candy to share!

Racing Towards 5

Bunny Hop punch art

Big Scallop Flower wishes

Birthday Wagon

Gate Fold Butterfly card

Elvis Owl

3-D Projects
Paper Watering Can Tutorial

Formal Bow Tutorial

Treasure Box Tutorial

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Blissful Bread Pudding

Here is another yummy recipe to add to your Craft Project Central recipe collection! This bread pudding recipe is blissful and unique with its haupia topping!
To get the instructions for this recipe page and the recipe template designed by Shelby, just subscribe to March at Craft Project Central

Punch Inspiration 3/26/11

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Punch Inspiration 3/24/11

Springtime Vintage Easter Banner project

Good morning all, today's project at Craft Project Central is this beautiful Springtime Vintage Easter Banner project created by Joanna.  For this project and several other awesome projects, please visit Craft Project Central HERE and subscribe for the month of March.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Important Reminder

Hello everyone, I wanted to clarify something for anyone who may not know.  On my copyright disclosure here on my blog and on my tutorials, I specifically ask that you do not use my designs for contest entries, challenges or publications, as I reserve this for myself.  Thank you to everyone that gives me proper credit on their blog when they use my designs for their creations. Thanks all!

Punch Inspiration 3/23/11

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Compliments to the Chef Recipe Card Easel

Time for another Craft Central Project! This cute little recipe card easel would make a great hostess gift or welcome to the neighborhood gift! Add some stamped recipe cards with your own special recipes too! This fun project is also a fun class or club project

To get the instructions for this fabulous project designed by Sharon, just subscribe to March.

Punch Inspiration 3/19/11

Strange, I found this unposted inspiration post set up but never published! I thought I would share even though it's way late! LOL

Pinwheel Card

Bunny Belly

Circle Covered Top Note card

Pretty Dress

3-D Projects:

Scallop Circle Basket

Crafty Bookmarks

Friday, March 18, 2011

Peachy Keen LFIF Challenge #12

The Let's Face it Friday Challenge this week was to create a project featuring handmade flowers and our PKS faces, of course.  I wanted to create a bunny in the carrot patch so I brought out my trusty Tear Bear Face Parts set which I think I use the most.  I love the eyes and noses in this set!  Jump on over to the challenge site HERE to check out the other great projects that the DT members cooked up.  If you have a PKS face set, play along in the challenge for a chance to win the 1 1/8" Happy Lashes and Dolly Dumplin face sets.

Assembly Instructions:

For the bunny, punch the following pieces out of shimmery white card stock:
(1) 1 1/4" Circle - HEAD
(2) Blossom Petals (large) - EARS
(1) Blossom Petals (jumbo) - BODY
(2) Medium Ovals - FEET
(2) 1/2" Circles - PAWS
Punch 2 small Blossom Petals in Pink Pirouette for insides of ears

Cut the bottoms off medium ovals for feet.  Sponge the edges of inside ear pieces with Regal Rose ink.  Stamp the eyes with Black Staz On ink.  Stamp the nose with Regal Rose ink.  Draw line under nose with zig pen.  Stipple regal rose ink into cheeks.  Glue feet onto back of body.  Glue ear pieces together and glue to back of head.  Attach head to body with dimensional.  Attach paws to body with dimensionals.

For the rest of the card, punch the following pieces:
(2) sets of Boho Blossoms in Pink Pirouette
(2) sets of Boho Blossoms in Baja Breeze
(1) set of Boho Blossoms in Daffodil Delight
(5) branches from 2-Step Bird in Certainly Celery
(4) small petals from Blossom Petals in Pumpkin Pie
(1) Snowflake in Garden Green

Die cut 2 strips of grass using the MFT grass die (use both pieces from the cut).  Die cut one in Certainly Celery and the other in Old Olive.  Cut a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock 1" x 2 1/2".

Cut 4 sides off snowflake piece and trim to create carrot tops. Sponge edges of pink pirouette pieces with regal rose ink.  Sponge pieces of baja breeze with Marina Mist ink.  Sponge pieces of daffodil with More Mustard ink.  Sponge edges of pumpkin pieces with Cajun Craze ink.  Sponge edges of garden green pieces with garden green ink.  Sponge edges of certainly celery and old olive pieces with Garden Green ink.  Tear top of chocolate chip piece to look like a patch of dirt.  Sponge edges with Early Espresso ink.

Layer the flower pieces with liquid glue.  Attach a self adhesive pearl or rhinestone in the center of each flower.  Glue tops on carrots.  Put one carrot in the bunny's paws.  Glue the other 3 carrots onto the back of the dirt heap piece.  Glue a celery grass piece onto the front of an olive grass piece.  Create 2 sections of grass.  On the back section of grass, glue the branch pieces onto the back for the flower stems and trim away excess. 

Card Assembly:
Baja Breeze card stock 6" x 8 1/2" card base folded in half.
Soft Sky card stock 5 7/8 x 4" for card front
Attach front to card base.  Glue back grass section to front of card about 1/2" from bottom of card.  Attach flower heads to stems with dimensionals.  Attach bunny with dimensionals.  Attach front section of grass in front of bunny with dimensionals.  Attach dirt patch on top with dimensionals.  Stamp greeting from "Bring on the Cake" with marina mist ink on shimmery white card stock.  Punch out with Modern Label punch.  Cut off left edge of label and glue to card.  Attach a jewel brad.

Punch Inspiration 3/18/11

Good morning everyone!  Please come back at 10 am today for the LFIF challenge.  I have another free punch art tutorial for you!
Water Lily punch art

Circus Tent Card
Punch Art Swan

3-D Projects:
Cupcake Kit

Rosette Easel Box

Sweet Treat Flowers

Tealite Cake

Bunny Gift set & tutorial

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Easter Octagon Treat Box

Today is my guest designer project for Craft Project Central.  This box turned out so pretty!  If you could see it in person with all of the bling shimmering and shining, you would be blown away!  You can change up the papers and embellishments to suit your theme from birthday to Christmas!  Please visit HERE to subscribe for March (and there are lots of other awesome projects in this month so it's totally worth it!)

Punch Inspiration 3/17/11

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Get your Peachy Keen!

Hey all, Peachy Keen is having a great St Pattys day sale that ends tomorrow night. Great discounts, great door prizes and the grand prize winner will get their entire order for FREE!!! Check it out HERE.

Craft Project Central Guest Designer

Good morning all, I was given the opportunity to guest design for Craft Project Central. They have many great tutorials and the cost to subscribe for a month is really reasonable. I was originally scheduled for April but was asked to move it up to this month due to an illness with another designer. I need to play catch-up with the projects already featured this month, so I'll be posting a few projects today. Please take a moment to check out the site, they have lots of great tutorials! You can visit the subscription site HERE.  All of the projects I am showing today are available in the March subscription.

I will be posting pictures of my project when it goes live on the site.  Thanks!

Springtime Vintage Scallop Circle Card Set

The next project from Craft Project Central that I want to show you is this gorgeous boxed set of four scalloped circle cards and square envelopes which are a perfect way to capture that Springtime Vintage beauty.  It is packaged up and ready to give to a special friend, or to create for yourself!  Project includes instructions for this pretty hinged box and and matching cards to fill it up!
To get the instructions for this pretty box and card set designed by Rose, just head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to March!

Birdhouse Card & Mini Treat Box

WOW! Here is another fantastic project from Craft Project Central.  This birdhouse card goes perfectly with the coordinating treat box!  Another fantastic project that has so many possible variations!
To get the instructions for this cute project designed by Monika, just head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to March!!

Clearly for the Birds - Birdhouse Box & Cards

This next awesome project I want to share from Craft Project Central is this beautiful birdhouse box with coordinating cards.  This box is so delightful in it's detail and can be adapted to so many different kinds of themes!
To get the instructions for this fun project designed by Tammy, just head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to March!

Petal Cone Easter Basket

The next project from Craft Project Central that I want to show you is the Petal Cone Easter Basket.  This awesome project features the Petal Cone Bigz Die.  Not only would it make a great easter basket, but it could be adapted for so many other great gift baskets as well!

This beautiful little project designed by Nelia is the March bonus project over at Craft Project Central

Bold Blossom Magnetic Bookmark Gift

Here is the first Craft Project Central project I want to share today.  This is the first project featured for the month of March.  The projects in the month of March are fantastic and totally worth the subscription price for the month!  This project is a magenetic bookmark that slips onto a gift card to give to someone.  What a creative idea!

To get the instructions for this cute magnetic bookmark created by Naoko, just head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to March.

Punch Inspiration 3/16/11

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Punch Inspiration 3/15/11

Spring Chick

Today is the release of the March Issue of Papers & Pixels.  If you haven't done so already, please visit the site  HERE and sign up for the free online magazine.

My project for this month is a cute spring chick with a wheelbarrow full of flowers.  Below the picture is a download link for this free tutorial.  Please note this is a hot link and should immediately start to download the pdf file.  If you have problems downloading this instruction sheet, please subscribe to the free monthly magazine and you will be able to view it in the online issue.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Punch Inspiration 3/11/11

Spring Fling Class Complete

My newest class is complete! The following full color step by step tutorials are included in this class.  They feature all Stampin' Up! punches.  Please note that some of these patterns use the Small Oval punch that Stampin' Up! will officially retire on June 30, 2011. EK Success makes an Oval punch that is almost exactly the same size. Details are HERE

Peter Cottontail
Leo Lion
Spring Lamb
Daffodil Duck with Cadbury Egg Box
Happy Beetle (or Cricket)
(this tutorial was part of a bundle in the Helping Hudson fundraiser last year.  This tutorial is provided as a special bonus for anyone who wasn't able to purchase it through the fundraiser)

These are digital classes that are delivered via download. After completing payment, you will receive an email from Fast Wagon with a link to download the class. If you don't receive the email, please check your spam box before contacting me.  If you plan on ordering classes from me in the future, you may want to add to your address book to avoid spam filtering.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Holiday Collection

The Holiday Collection includes the following tutorials:

Happy Elf
Gingerbread Sweets
Surprise Teddy
Warm Greetings Snowman
Winter Play Penguin (plus Naughty Nice meter)

Each class features full color step by step picture tutorials in pdf format.  The designs use all Stampin' Up! paper punches.  Please note that some of these patterns use the Small Oval punch that Stampin' Up! will officially retire on June 30, 2011. EK Success makes an Oval punch that is almost exactly the same size. Details are HERE

These are digital classes that are delivered via download. After completing payment, you will receive an email from Fast Wagon with a link to download the class. If you don't receive the email, please check your spam box before contacting me.  If you plan on ordering classes from me in the future, you may want to add to your address book to avoid spam filtering.

Punch Inspiration 3/7/11

Sorry I didn't post any inspiration tomorrow.  My daughter went to Grandma's and hubby and I enjoyed 2 days of peace & quiet.  Here are some great ideas to make up for it.

Leprechaun Punch Art tutorial

Brown Bunny

Spring Dresses

Wild Rose

Japanese Flower


3-D Projects:
Flip Calendar

Carrot Box

Friday, March 4, 2011

Peachy Keen LFIF Challenge #11

Thanks for visiting me today and checking out the Let's Face it Friday Challenge.  Be sure to check out the other great ideas at the Challenge Site HERE.

The Challenge:
Create a project (can be a card, scrapbook layout, altered item, etc.) with either real or faux stitching. 

Play along at the challenge site for a change to win an assortment of Peachy Keen Stamps (winner's choice)!!!!  What an awesome prize!  All you need to do is go to the challenge site and link a new project by March 17th.  Please be sure to link DIRECTLY to your project and not just to the homepage/album.

I decided to make a Sunshine card.  Mr. Sunshine was created using the Peachy Keen Everyday Character Faces Assortment (PK-490).  

Stamp the largest face with black Staz On ink on Summer Sun cardstock,  Punch out the face using a 1 3/4" Circle punch.  Add white to the eyes with a white unibal gel pen.  Add blush to the cheeks with a stipple brush and regal rose ink.  Cut a strip of summer sun cardstock 3" wide.  Using your paper cutter (or scissors), cut strips of cardstock for the sun rays.  Make sure to angle the cuts so they are narrower on one end.  Follow the same process with a contrasting yellow.  I used a glitter coated Coordinations cardstock.  Glue the smaller strips onto the larger strips.  Glue the rays onto the sun and then use a circle cutter or die to cut a circle around the sun.  I offset the cut so the sun was in the upper right corner.

The layout of my card is a scallop circle easel.  Basic instructions are located HERE.  After cutting my sun, I cut another circle the same size in soft sky (which was embossed with the stampin up lattice folder).  Mount the sun on the blue circle with dimensionals.  Cut a larger circle in melon mambo and die cut a scallop circle for the base.  For this card, I used the sizzix scallop circle as detailed in the basic instructions linked above.  After gluing the melon circle onto my glitter strip scallop circle, I zig zag stitched all the way around the circle then mounted the sun circle piece.

Punch Inspiration 3/4/11

Please be sure to come back at 10 am today to check out another punch art tutorial for the LFIF challenge.

Little Bit o' Luck

Cutest Cupcake

Kind Thanks

Bride & Groom Hearts

Leprechaun Owl

Dimensional Balloon

Embossed Stars

Bright Spots


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