Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Monkey Business & A Sale!

Another blue sky day in Northern California:) So glad the smoke has lifted for the most part. Today's post I am sharing some more special things I did for my sister-in-laws shower this past weekend. I made her shower favors using a stamp that I first saw on Katie's blog... thanks Katie:) They are from Clear Dollar Stamps and are just perfect for what I wanted to do. The set is called Too Sweet. I used Avery labels and stamped two of the label designs with orange and green inks and then in the middle stamped "It's a girl" in the area provided. Then wrapped these labels around yummy Hershey nuggets. I placed four nuggets in 4X6 baggies, 50 of them! For the top part of the favor I used my Cricut machine and my Accent Essentials cartridge to cut out ovals and scalloped circles. I printed the sentiment out on my computer. I folded the ovals in half, stapled them to the bag and popped up the scalloped circles and voila party favors:)

So for all of you that can bake and decorate yummy treats I was always wanting to give it a try so I did! I made a monkey cake using a Wilton cake mold... cheating a little:) But I decorated the whole thing myself, little stars, leaves, everything:) And I loved the way it turned out. It took me about 5 hours but was worth it! Man my hand hurt afterwards though, I give cake decorators a lot of credit, WOW! What do you think, you like?

Last but not least!!!! NEW HERO ARTS WILL BE HERE SOON! My Little Stamp Shack will be getting a lot of new product in for the winter season. I know, Christmas is right around the corner, CRAZY! So to get ready for new product we are having a SALE for one week!!!! Get 20% off your entire order until July 29th. Spread the word:) See website for details.

Okay, until next time have a great day and Happy Stamping!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Full Bloom

Well another event filled weekend is over:) My sister-in-laws shower turned out great! We had a great time and she got a lot of great gifts for her baby girl. Today I'm posting another card that I did when my girlfriend Kat was up a couple weeks ago. You know those cards that take forever because your creativity is missing at the moment you need it! Well that was this card. It took me hours! My girlfriend was laughing at me saying "finish it already!" It turned out cute though:) I love MFT stamp sets. I want them all! I used Can Ya' Dig it for this card. For the background paper I used Swiss Dots embossing folder and the ribbon and brads are from Michaels. I colored her hat and the flowers with my Copics and I added a little glitter with some stickles to finish.

Hope everyone had a good weekend and Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Well good news the fire is about 70% contained... YEAH! Hopefully this will be the last time we will ever be evacuated. I have to say I'm glad I went though it though. It made realize the important things we needed to take with us and that I need to have better organization when it comes to these items. So I will work on that:)
Today I'm posting a card that I made when my girlfriend Kat was up. I used her PTI set Green Thumb. Love Love It! Doesn't it look so yummy:) I stamped the strawberries on an oval nestie and accented it with stickles then popped it up. I used a ribbon from the dollar bin at Michaels, with strawberries...perfect match:) The DP is from a paper pack from Target I got awhile back and I stamped the rest of the background with the little strawberries. I like the way it turned out what do you think?
A little note about PTI stamps... The quality of their clear stamps is WONDERFUL! If you have not purchased any you should head over and get some they truly are great!
Have a great day and Happy Stamping!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Go Away Fires!

I am so sick of all these wildfires! We are yet again under evacuation for another wildfire that is threatening the east side of Paradise. It is not mandatory yet for our area, we are currently under Precautionary Evacuation. So we have all of our important papers and pictures and items that can't be replaced loaded in our truck ready to go. The smoke and ash is the worst I've ever seen it. The air quality control said that our area here in Paradise is hazardous... GREAT! I just want to pack up and go to the ocean! For anyone else that is battling what we are going through our thoughts and prayers go out to you! I will try to keep you updated. Hope everyone is doing well. And I want to give a huge THANKS to all the firefighters, volunteers, heavy equipment operators and law enforcement that have been trying to save out little community! You are all amazing!


Sunday, July 6, 2008

So Kind!

I tell you I just love getting mail:) Especially when it is from a fellow blogger and a great customer! Katie sent me this cute Billy card (she knows how much I like Billy) and it just made my day! So thank you Katie you are so kind:) She does amazing work so stop by her blog.

Happy Stamping!

Fun Week!

This week was a busy week, but it was FUN! My girlfriend Kat came up from So. Cal and we stamped all week! We did a lot of different projects, some old and some new:) I will slowly be posting them over the next couple weeks. I am posting some cards that I made for my husbands birthday. His birthday was on the 4th of July, good old firecracker baby:) Unfortunately we did not get to spend it with him:( He is working on the fires that are still burning up here! He's working hard though:)

For the cards. The first one I used a CTMH stamp set of my girlfriends called July Word Puzzle:) It is a 6 x 6 card, which I usually don't do but hey I'm up for anything:) The second card I used Billy. I thought his little super hero pose was perfect for a card from our son:) I had to add the two little side kick dogs because we have two chihuahuas:) I colored them in using my Copics. The sketch is from Jen over at I {heart} 2 Stamp. The paper on both cards is from a DCWV Glitter paper pack I bought at Joanns. I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe 4th!

Happy Stamping!