Monday, August 27, 2012

Keeping Calm..........

Hello Friends!

We are back into the swing of school time!  Whew!  I'm trying to "Keep Calm" as we carry onto the new school.  My boys started 6th and 4th grade and I've got 14 new little ones in the preschool class I assist in.  They are precious!  

Things have been busy and I have been super tired lately with getting adjusted into our school routines.  Things are settling down now and everyone is happy in their places.  

Back in July, I sent a little gift to my sister.  It was a book entitled, 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society', a historical fiction novel, that is charming and full of quirky characters telling the time when an English island was occupied by Germany during WWII .  An English themed book, the card I enclosed with it was a perfect match I thought.   

All supplies used are from Stampin Up! 

We are already looking forward to a three day weekend with Labor Day coming up!  Just 4 more school days.  Woohoo!

Take care and thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Carry On
Paper: midnight muse, whisper white & real red
ink:  real red, white craft, gold metallic ink
accessories:  1"inch circle punch, clear jewels

Friday, August 3, 2012

Little Owl Pillow Box

I found a cute pillow box owl via Pinterest (where else these days?!) awhile back.  Of course I had to pin it and make one of my own. 

Sweet little thing; perfect for housing a little gift of somekind, like jewelry or a gift card.  Maybe even a chocolate nugget or two.  And so easy to make!

I used the SU! Pillow Box Die to make the box.  Used various punches to make the eyes and "wings", Heart to Heart punch for the feet and the 3/4 punch to make the circles for the "body feathers" (could use a scallop die or the scallop punch as well).    

Paper used was Pink Pirouette cs for the box and designer series paper in the same color for the body feathers.  Little bit of bling for the twinkling eyes. 

Here she is in her "nest" before being sent to my niece with a little bracelet inside for her birthday.

Here is a link: KERRY'S CRAFT BLOG where she has a whole bunch of colorful ones and a newly made video tutorial explaining how they are made.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Stampin Up & Flower Soft


A little bit of stamping goodness for today.  Made this card a while back and just realized I had it sitting in my drafts and never posted it.  

It uses an older SU! stamp set called, Serene Spring.   Colored the image using an aqua-painter and classic pads & ink refills, paper used was watercolor paper.  Some flower soft in different spots for added texture and dimension.   Not sure if the flower soft comes through in the pictures but it's really pretty in real life.   

Trying to get through my pile of books.  Seems like I've checked out more library books than I'll be able to get through before the return date!  I've added more to this stack since I took the picture. 

Just finished "Sweetness at The Bottom of The Pie" and found it immensely enjoyable.  Mystery type novel set around 1950 England involving a precocious 11yr old girl named Flavia.  Fun read.  Next up is "The House at Tyneford". 

Better get to reading! 

Hope your week so far has been a good one!