Monday, March 24, 2008

Happy Easter Monday!

Not sure when this started, but according to my calender in my office this is actually a Canadian holiday. Ok, I needed a title for my post. Anyway, here is a paper mache box I covered using the new beautiful Afternoon Tea DSP from SU! This box was very easy to do and I am so happy with the way it turned out. The ribbon is the new Chocolate Chip Poly-Twill Ribbon. Both of these are featured in the Occasions Mini Catalog. The stamp set I used is Live Your Dream. I used sticky strip and monomulti to attach the paper. Colors are: Soft Sky, Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip.
Have a great day!

Friday, March 21, 2008


Good Morning! Sorry about no post yesterday. I was celebrating Renee Eve. LOL Actually my family gives me a hard time because I love to celebrate my birthday--yes, presents and all. I think I love birthdays and like making a big deal about birthdays (yes, even other peoples) because my mom always made our birthdays a special day for us. When we were little we always had a big birthday party with all and yes I mean ALL the girls in my class. Sometimes that could mean at least 15 girls. Looking back and knowing what it means to be a mom myself I realize the sacrifice my mom made in those days to do that. Supper, cake, games, prizes for everyone, taking them all home afterwards. It was a lot of work, but of course I didn't think so at the time. It was just what my mom did and to be honest with you not a lot of mom's did that in those days. So mom if you do by chance remember to read my blog I want you to know I appreciate all you've done for me in my life. You've been a good mom, so happy "birth" day to you. It really should be your special day too. I love you mom.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

A Bad, but Pretty Kittie

I went and got my haircut this morning and when I returned this is what I came home to. Not a good thing that the cat is on the table, but it sure makes a great picture, don't you think? I don't have to worry about the cat eating the candy because she is so finicky it wouldn't even interest her. People food is not her thing. Now if Tippy had been on the table....well lets just say the candy would have been history and everything would have been broken. I really think it was the sunshine she was after. You can see it shining in so nice. I know a rare thing here in Michigan.

Stamp Class Make & Takes

On Monday I had free Make & Take classes in celebration of my birthday. I always like to give a little something during my birthday month and decided this year I would give a free class. I had a total of 10 attend my two classes and a great time was had by all. The above pic is from my 3:00 p.m. class (or should I say the rowdy group?) I forgot to take a pic of the evening class, sorry!
These are the two items that they made. The card was so simple, but everyone thought it so elegant. I had featured the little treat box earlier this month.
Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, March 14, 2008

Hey Chickie!

I'm not even going to apologize today for another chick. This little box is filled with jelly beans, but you really could put almost anything in it (as long as it fits-*wink*) I'll try and post directions this weekend. I had my party last night, got my cake baked and decorated (it's done Deb, you can pick it up anytime) and I still have my party tonight. And did I mention those taxes again? Ugh! I just hate doing them. Too overwhelming, but they will be finished this weekend. I promise you and myself. Until after taxes...........................Renee

Thursday, March 13, 2008

I know........that chick again!

I made this cute little post-it note key chain to give to my hostess tonight. I knew I was safe in posting it because she doesn't have a computer (gasp!)
Thanks for the comments left on my post from the other day. I will get you the directions in the next couple of days. I've got 2 parties, a cake to make and my taxes to finish up. Believe me I'd rather be stamping. Well I gotta go! Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Gift Enclosure Card

Is this just not too cute? I got this idea from fellow stamper Dawn Griffith. She has a great video tutorial how to make these.
Stamp Set: A Little Birdie Told Me
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Sage Shadow, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Pink DSP Prints (level 1 hostess)
Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Aqua Painters, Pink Gingham Ribbon, White Lunch Bag

Now you give it a try and email me your sample and I'll feature it here on my blog.


Tuesday, March 11, 2008

A Little Birdie

Ok I told you I'd give you a break from the Good Egg chick, but I didn't promise I'd stay away from the birds. Here's a little bagalope idea. All you need is a envelope to make this cute little basket. Want the directions? Leave a comment along with your email address and I'll send them to you. I knew I'd find a way to get you to comment. *wink* I used the set A Little Birdie Told Me. This is such a simple set, but oh so cute!

Items used: Petals Jumbo wheel, A Little Birdie Told Me stamp set
Pretty in Pink Ink and marker, So Saffron -beak & legs
Tag Corner Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Pink Gingham Ribbon, Prints DSP - pink (hostess) 1/8" punch

Have a great day!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Glittery Easter

Finally, I finished this. I've been working on it off and on the last few days, but told myself I would get it finished before I worked on anything else this morning. That's because I'm suppose to be working on my taxes and I don't want to so you know the on fun stuff to avoid working on what you should be doing.

I used some 4 inch coasters (the kind they use at some restaurants for drinks). You can ask for some at your favorite restaurant (no they don't have them at Micky D's) or if you are interested let me know and I'll see about ordering a large quantity and doing a split on these.

I covered them with various DSP and covered the backs with coordinating card stock. I punched holes using my Crop-a-dile (punches through so easy) and used 5/8" grosgrain Certainly Celery ribbon.

What letters did I use to spell Easter, you ask. I used the Sticky Cuts Letters from page 186 of the Spring/Summer Catalog and cover them with the Chunky Sprinkles Glitter from page 5 of the Occasions mini catalog. This glitter is so pretty and really makes a statement.

I accented the whole thing using once again A Good Egg set. Do you think I maybe like this set? I'll try and showcase another set tomorrow.


Saturday, March 8, 2008

Another Chickie!

I had told you I'd be doing some special things for the Month of March since it is my birthday month and as promised here is one of them. I got this idea from fellow demo Andrea Walford. I of course changed up the colors. It makes a great little Easter treat for someone special. If you'd like to learned how to make this, come join me next Monday, March 17 at either 3:00 pm or at 7:00 pm in celebration of my 45th Birthday, (yes, I know it's hard to believe I'm that old--LOL) for a FREE Make & Take. Just RSVP to let me know that you'll be able to come and I'll show you how to make this cute little box along with a beautiful Easter card. I look forward to spending some time with you, my stampin' friends.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Tart & Tangy Class

Come join me on Friday, March 28 @ 7:00 pm for the Tart & Tangy class. You will be making this cute little flip top box along with matching 3 x 3 notecards to go inside. We will also make a matching hanging box that can be hung on a water bottle or even a pop bottle and will hold a drink packet or sweet snack. This class is limited to the first 8 paid participants. You are not considered registered until you have paid your class fee. The class fee is $15 and will include half a package of the Summer Picnic DSP. If you would like to order the Tart & Tangy stamp set please let me know and include an additional $15.11 and you will have your own set to use, otherwise you can use mine. Registrations must be received by Saturday, March 15 so all supplies can be ordered and ready to arrive for the class.
****Please bring the following****
Adhesive of choice
Paper Cutter
If you need to order adhesive, please order at the time of registration. If you have any questions please feel free to give me a call.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Is it Spring yet?

Well I don't normally post things I've made that use non-SU or retired items because I try to keep my web site current and of course SU, but I didn't have anything else to really share today and it's been a couple of days since I posted and I know some of you check daily and I didn't want you to be disappointed. The frame is from Signature Home Styles. If you haven't heard of them, check them out. They have some really neat stuff. The paper is from Reminisce and just too cute. It's actually double-sided and has carrots on the other side. Using SU double-sided DSP has me spoiled and if I do buy other paper it has to be the double-sided kind. I had pictured the chick from A Good Egg with this paper and sure enough it worked. The ribbon I tied on was SU (retired) ribbon as is the punch I used to make the flowers. I actually had some of these punched and had them in a jar and thought what a better way to use them. Hope you enjoy this idea. I'm going to put it out to remind me that Spring is right around the corner.


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