Sunday, May 27, 2012

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Friday, May 25, 2012

 Front cover of closed book...
 Inside, first two pages - you can put tags or photos or little notes in the little pockets. I wrote various verses about friendship on the background papers.
 The road to a friends house is never long.
 Friendship isn't a BIG's a million little things...her favorite color is purple, so I tried to include some in the color scheme of things!

My favorite page is the chocolate chip cookie...friends are the chocolate chips in the cookies of life!
And last, but not least( for now) - this little "meander" book was made from one double sided sheet of 12x12 paper. Although the paper is not CTMH, I thought it turned out really cute. We made these at our last Workshop Wednesday and they were a definite hit. This is one I made for my hairdresser since she had to cancel her party for tomorrow (holiday!) and reschedule and she felt so badly about having to do that! I wanted her to know that her friendship means a lot to this book is entitled "Friendship..."
In June, I'm teaching how to make this little exploding box at a gathering. We're actually making these for graduation party favors! This is just one I sort of "threw together" with what I had around the house. I think the actual boxes might have a real tassel or at least gold colored ribbon. The hostess is getting the supplies and I will do the prep before the gathering.  They will hold treats inside and have a "thank you" on the reverse side of the mortar board.

Well...I have no excuse for being to tardy at posting again! Yes, I've been busy, but there really is no excuse for being so behind! I haven't had any gatherings for awhile...there's a new workshop next Wednesday (for Father's Day!) that I've been preparing. My gathering for tomorrow was canceled since nobody was going to come on Memorial Day weekend...but it's being rescheduled for I will have, I think, at least 5 gatherings in June!  Here are a few of the little projects I've been working on...a couple more birthday cards.

Friday, May 4, 2012

 (For Alicia's belated birthday)

I haven't been here for I made two birthday cards and a "generic" card so thought I'd post them. I've been using a lot of the "Dotty For You" papers and really like them! I might just have to spend some money sometime soon in order to get some more!

(Generic- left, Ross' bd card - right)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Taught a little class yesterday at a crafty birthday party...we made cupcakes using the "Art Philosophy" cartridge and "Dotty for You" paper! Cute, huh? I saw something similar on several different sites, but nothing quite like this, so this is my own adaptation! Nearly all of the others I saw didn't have instructions of how to make them..well, Mandy's did/does, but that's about the only one that looked like a real cupcake. Here are my instructions:
Cut one Box #1 using Font Layer at 3 1/2 inches, glue it to a 5" doilie shape of your choice. Cut two strips of Dotty paper - 2" wide - 1 at 12" and 1 at 6". Overlap them just slightly and glue together. Glue 17" rick-rack to one of the edges leaving the last 1/2" free. Score and fold accordion style every 1/2". Glue ends together. Scrunch together to make cupcake paper shape and gently place over the box on the doilie base. Using a 3" styrofoam ball, cut and pin various 3-D and flat flower shapes using the AP cart. Cover the entire top of the ball and insert gently into the top of the cupcake. Cut elements of your choice and stamp with your choice of inks/stamps (I used AP shapes/oval) and CTMH stamps and Hollyhock ink...sorta matches the Dotty paper! Punch two small holes and insert a half chennile stem. I am very happy with the way these turned out and the kids had a great time at the party!