Monday, March 16, 2009

Valentines in March

I've been really bad at posting so I have a few to catch up on. Hope you don't mind a few Valentine's projects we did in my 4-H club.

The snowflake pop-up is one I made at my Stamp Club in January and then I just changed it up for Valentines Day.
The pop-ups are just a circle that you cut into a spiral. It's super easy and the girls thought it was way fun.

The next one is an idea I saw here but had to simplify it for the ability level and product availability. I really like the way it turned out.

Thanks for re-visiting Valentines with me in an attempt to catch up.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Another Valentine

I saw this card and I had to CASE (copy and share everything) it. You can click on the picture to make it bigger. I was looking for a card that we could do in 4-H. This is a little too complicated for them, but super stinkin' cute. I love it, I made two. The little heart on the side is glitterified.
Stamps: A Happy Heart
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Mellow Moss (I think)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Swap Valentine

This is my card for the card swap in January. The instructions were to use bling. I cased the idea from this blog.

I cut out the red heart with my cricut and then painted it with Shimmerz paint. I stamped the heart, cut it out and then added rhinestones to the center of the flowers. Oh, and the white is embossed with the swissdots Cuttlebug folder.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Kids Valentines

These are the other things we did this week in 4-H. The club is really big into service, so the girls made one Valentine to take home and one that I sent to the Cards for Kids program which you can read more about 2 posts down.

I wanted to do something kid friendly so I chose the bug images from the SU set Bugs & Kisses. The girls did a really cute job.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Box in a Bag

The 4-H club that I teach started up again this week. The girls must have really had fun last semester because all but two are back and I have 4 new members. That's 13 girls total. This is one of the projects we made this week. It's called a box in a bag.

The original instructions can be found here. I made a cute bag for my friends birthday that looked similar to the examples on these links, but I forgot to take a picture of it. Trust me it was cute. For the girls, I had to make it smaller and much easier, so I took out lots of the embellishments. It's much plainer.
Here are some examples of the cute things people have done with them:
Halloween Purse
Green Argyle
Purse in a Box (a little bigger)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Successful Challenge

I have wanted to make this card for a while and then two challenges were posted in blogland that this card would qualify for, so I sat down and made it.
First it was for a sketch challenge. You can see the sketch here.

Second, it was a RAK challenge to use ribbon. For these challenges you need to post who you are sending it to and why. This card is going to my brother. He's been applying to law schools and was very nervous about where he would get accepted. He really underestimated his ability and only applied to 3 of his top choice and then a bunch of safety schools. Well, he got accepted to one of his top choice schools and was so excited that he decided to apply to 3 more that he thought were completely out of reach. I'll be he gets accepted to at least one of those schools. Anyway, long story short, I just wanted him to know how proud of him and his accomplishments we are.

On a crafters note, it's really hard to make a manly card. I refuse to use flowers and most of my embellishments are really girly. I'll have to look into remedying (is that a word?) that situation.

CS, DP and ribbon from my stash
Ink: Ruby Red (SU!)
Cuttlebug folder
Stamp: Full of Life (SU!)

Friday, January 9, 2009

Stamp for a Cause Part One

I am sending cards I have made to contribute to two charitable causes. The first is Cards 4 Kids, a hospital looking to have 1,000 hand made Valentines cards for patients to send to family and friends. The patients are newborn to age 20, so some of these are for those older children. The program accepts cards for other things as well, so I'm looking through my stash of cards and I'll send out a few more. You can read more about it here.

Stamp for a Cause Part Two

I'm also sending cards to Dallas Baptist University for their International Student program. I only have a picture of one card, but I'll throw in a few more before mailing it out.
If you are interested in helping out you can send cards to:
Dallas Baptist University
Attn: Julie Carlisle
3000 Mountain Creek Pkwy
Dallas, TX 75211

You can read more about it here on this blog.