Friday, March 19, 2010

Easter Card #2 - Chocolate Bunny

I can take absolutely no credit for this cute card!  I copied this card from fellow demonstrator Sharlene Mitchell - I just couldn't resist!  Thanks Sharlene!!!!  I stamped the Chocolate Bunny stamp in versamark on Chocolate Chip card stock and then embossed with clear embossing powder.  The flowers are from the Trio Flower punch and the greeting from the Well Scripted stamp set.  I hope you like this as much as I do!!!!

Easter Card #1

Isn't this card adorable????  I copied almost this entire card from a card created by fellow demonstrator Becky Roberts (thanks Becky!!!!) (Becky's card included a stamped chocolate bunny, a different greeting, and a different ribbon and was so cute)!  How clever to use the Wide Oval punch to punch out some Sweet Pea designer paper to make these adorable eggs!  You could go crazy decorating these punched eggs!  I hope you like it!

My Stampin' Up! Website

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room...Well, Really The Office:  Technology Is Cool!

I just read through instructions for how to have this blog replicate itself to my blog on my Stampin' Up! website at!  It took me a couple of tries and then "tada!"  Now it will automatically update here and on my SU! website!  How exciting!  Technology is cool :)  I'll be back in a bit to share a creation from the craft room...just had to share my excitement about the technology! :)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Embossed Anniversary Card

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Get A Breath of Fresh Air!

It is gorgeous outside today!  Warm and sunny - the birds are chirping and the squirrels are running around playing chase in the backyard.  Tomorrow, however, is going to be a different story!  They are predicting at least 4-8 inches of snow in the city!  How crazy!  So, given the beauty of today, I thought it was imperative to go outside to get a breath of fresh air!  OK, I admit it...I got more than one breath!  I actually took my work outside to the backyard and sat on the bench and read in the sun.  I even took the phone out there so I could conduct my conference call outside!  Have you been outside today?  Don't forget to get that breath of fresh air everyday...rain or really does boost your mood!

Today's card was quick and easy!  I needed to make an anniversary card for my aunt and uncle.  I grabbed the Always stamp set and stamped in versamark onto Very Vanilla card stock.  I embossed with gold embossing powder with my heat tool.  The greeting was stamped in Ruby Red and is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (LOVE this set - it has a greeting for everything!).  Finally, I decided the card needed a tiny bit more texture so I ran the bottom of the card through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  I embossed the flap of the envelope too!  I have to say that I love that Stampin' Up made these embossing folders a tad bit larger than the Cuttlebug embossing folders.  As a result you can emboss the entire flap of one of our medium envelopes!  It looks great!  Hope you like it!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Two Tags Easter Treat

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  "If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don't."

Today's lesson comes from Michael Pollan's new book, Food Rules.  We went to a friend's house for dinner last night and they shared the book with us - it's now on my reading list!  I have read some of Pollan's other books, In Defense of Food and The Omnivore's Dilemma and am becoming much more attuned to the belief that we are what we eat.  How often, these days, are we not even aware what it is that we are eating?  I don't know about you, but sometimes I feel like I need a scientific dictionary to understand some of the ingredients listed on food labels.  So today we signed up for Door To Door Organics and are going to continue to be more conscious of what we consume.  I like the idea of knowing more about what I'm putting into my body.

Today's treat was inspired by a swap I received from Connie Stewart (thanks Connie!).  The treat uses the 2 tags die in the Big Shot and it holds 3 Andes mints (maybe I need to find a healthier treat to fit inside these little containers!).  I used the Good Egg stamp set to stamp the inside and outside of the tag with Rich Razzleberry ink.  The greeting is from the same set.  The Boho Blossoms punch came in handy for creating the flower embellishment.  I hope you like it!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Punch Bunny Easter Treat

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Allow Your Body Time To Adjust

OK, I'll admit it...I slept until 9 a.m. this morning!  That is not my usual approach to the morning, but my body just wouldn't wake up!  It's funny how this happens to me when we adjust the clocks for Daylight Saving Time.  I think we expect that we will just turn the clock ahead one hour and our bodies will adjust as quickly as it takes us to adjust the clock!  Not so.  Our bodies have their own natural rhythm.  A rhythm that, I believe, is very tied to the sun and the moon - light and darkness.  Just because we can adjust the clock in an instant, does not mean our bodies will make the same quick change.  We need to allow our bodies time to adjust to the new time we are presenting them with.  Time to shift rhythm.  Maybe tomorrow I'll wake up a little earlier...I'll let my body decide.

Today's Easter treat was inspired by a punch bunny by Jami Sibley (thanks Jami!).  I believe her bunny was inspired by about 3 other this bunny has come a long way on the creativity train! :)  He was a ton of fun to make (using the wide oval, small oval, word window and heart trio punches) and I thought he'd be adorable as a treat bag topper!  I ran my Top Note die through the Big Shot with both sahara sand textured card stock and then a smaller piece of green galore card stock for the grass.  Two yummy Ghirardelli chocolate square fit perfectly in our small cello bags.  I hope you like him! :)