Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Flip Flop Album

Hi all
Tonight I am posting pictures of a Flip Flop Album...Wednesday Feb22 is the registration deadline for this coming Sunday's stampin session (Feb 26 2PM) where we will be making a Flip Flop Album.  We will be using different papers/colors.
When you open up the flaps to either side, you see

The green flap opens to the right and gives you another combo like the one you see on the left. 
The zig zag paper is inside the green flap.

There are so many surfaces for your pictures and journaling.

This album is a great shower gift - wedding, baby, engagement.  It is really suited to a special occasion a "big" birthday or s special trip.   I like to make them as gifts - of course, I don't do the pictures and journaling but I do give them some details where they can add the journaling.  We will be making some details in the class.  Let me know if you want to be there!!


Monday, February 20, 2012

Valentine Shadow box, version 2

Hi all
What a day!  I was looking forward to a slow paced day off but Dave has finished painting the living room so it was time to move everything out of the dining room ....how exhausting!  Everything had to be boxed.  I had gotten Dave to collect some empty wine bottle boxes from the liquor store so I was able to drop glassware into the slots in the boxes...wow did that speed up the process!  But still had all the plates and knick knacks to box and move. Lots of bending down and walking back and forth! It was so tempting to really examine everything to decide what can be given away but I know myself well enough to know that would have slowed me down alot.  So I boxed and moved everything and only trashed the obvious.  I will check out the details on the unpack end.  I am actually looking forward to washing everything when it is time to unpack.  It should look great!  When I was finished, Dave jumped right in and started his meticulous wall repairs.

Today I want to show you one of the alternatives to the Valentine Shadow box.  When I repeated the session on Sunday, I had to use the 8 hole boxes so one of the long designs had to be changed.  Here is what we did in the center top spot....

I really like the teacup... so nice!


Saturday, February 18, 2012

Valentine Shadow box

Hi all
Tonight I want to show you ONE of the versions of the Valentine Shadow Box we made at class and that some of my friends bought as a kit.

Because I made this project as a kit, I avoided using stamped images and instead included punched images.  A few of the items (Cupid and XO) are made of felt. The background of each section is the Twitterpated fabric from Stampin' Up! which was attached to the box using Tombow multipurpose glue.  In the past I have used both designer paper and fabric and I prefer the fabric.
Some of the folks got red glitter paper Cupids when I ran out of felt Cupids. The folks who came to class had another version of the box.  My husband and I were searching high and low for the base boxes and though we found a good number of boxes, they were not identical.  The kit folks got boxes that had 7 openings.  When I went to prep the materials for the class, I found I did not have enough of those boxes to cover everyone who had signed up, so I modified the design and gave them boxes that had 8 openings.  You may recall that the Christmas boxes had 9 openings.  Variety is the spice of life!!
I am hoping to find more boxes so that I can design a Easter box too.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Get well project #8

Hi all
Had an interesting Valentine's Evening.  We don't like to go out for fancy dinners when the whole world is doing so too, so we had not planned to have a fancy dinner tonight, but we did eat out.  Came home to a poor puppy who is still slinking about after getting several shots yesterday - he seems to be uncomfortable and it has definitely quieted his demeanor.  But then the excitement began.  We had a toilet over flow - quite a bit.  Unfortunately, it was the upstairs bathroom and the water followed the duct work of the house and ended up flooding my stamp area a bit.  We handled that...and then an hour or so later, I found it had also flooded in my storage closet.  I am so done with this excitement!

Tonight I wanted to share the last Get Well project with you. The get well cup was my favorite project, but this card is my favorite card from that class.

It was inspired by a project made by Lisa Young - mostly I used her layout.  Hope you are inspired by it too.
Reminder:  Wed the 15th is the deadline to sign up for my next stampin session.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Get well project #7

Hi all
Today I have a simple little card for you --- this is only 3" x 3".


Notice that the card has no stampin'......this is made using ribbon and a punched trim....a great way to use those small left over pieces that you don't want to throw away.
My next post will be the last project from the get well class.

Remember to check out my upcoming class schedule at  peggyouten.stampinup.net

Friday, February 10, 2012

Get well project #6

Hi all
TGIF!!!  love the weekends!!
Today I have another card for you......could be used for several different occasions. 

This is such a lovely, simple card.  I found it (or something similar) on Dawn Olchefske's website.  I used the postage stamp punch on the Everyday Enchantment designer series paper, carefully fitting the squares in a vertical line from top to bottom.  I folded the peach parfait poly ribbon into thirds (with a smidge
hanging out each end of the stack) and the decorative brad was used to hold it in place.  "Hello" from Elementary Elegance set was stamped in Lucky Limeade ink. The folded white cardstock is layered on pool party cardstock and peach parfait cardstock.  This paper, brad, cardstock and stamp set are available for free from Stmapn'Up! with your $50 purchase during SAB.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Get well project #5

Hi all
Tonight I have another card for you.  This is a small 3" x 3" card, meant to go with the kind get well gift you send to your sick friend or loved one.

Of course, this little card, would work for any occasion - just change the greeting.  Do you like the textured cover of the card...love it!  It is such fun to use the textured impressions folders and my Big Shot.  Sweet little stamped image in the corner of the envelope, too.....and I only used one stamp pad! 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Get well project #4

Hi all
Whooh!  Busy night!  I've been busy preparing "kits" for the Valentine shadow boxes we will be making at class on Sunday.  Some of my coworkers asked if I would also make up kits for them to do the project on their own and I was happy to comply...now that I have enough of the shadow boxes for everyone.  Tomorrow night I will need to put together several more kits for my other school and also the ones for class.  It is a fun project and well worth the prep time.  Would you like one too?
In the meantime, I want to get back to posting the get well projects from my last class.  The project I am sharing today was inspired by Dawn Griffith's blog.  Check out what I did...

When Dawn made her card, she used two pieces of the same base cardstock, but I decided to see how it turned out if you used two different colors.  Either way I think it looks great and it totally appeals to my enjoyment of fancy folds!!...and it is easy to make.  I also decided to use the scallop square die cut as the base for my card - I think Dawn's was a straight edged square.
Want to see the inside?   of course!!

My colors are Bashful Blue, Marina Mist and Certainly Celery.  Stamps are Nature Walk.
Isn't this a fun card?  When you close it, you fold the right side in first, then the bottom, then the left side and finally the top - you tuck the right side of the top under the right side - the way you close a cardboard box.  Come back to see more soon!!!
Remember to contact me soon if you plan to come on Sunday.  Don't worry about the weather, if it turns out to be bad, we will make alternative arrangements.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Blog hop!! Get well project #3

Hi blog hoppers!!!
Welcome to stampinpegcadillo.....my blog devoted to my peccadillo...stampin!  If you are following the hop from the beginning, you should have hopped to me from www.amanda-lifeis.blogspot.com  I know you loved the wonders of Amanda's work.

This blog hop is featuring "anything but a card" and I have saved a special project from my last stampin class to share with you today. I hope it inspires you to do something nice for a sick friend!

 This hot cup is actually a get well treat.

Inside the cup are soup mix, tissues, and a chapstick - I intended to include a mini hand sanitizer but my soup mix was too puffy and I couldn't fit the hand sanitizer in there!
The flower design is stamped on a wrapper for the cup so you can stamp it flat on the table and then wrap it around the cup.  Easy peasy.  We used "Awash with Flowers" to stamp...a fabulous two step stamping set.  Inks are rich razzleberry and regal rose.
As you can see, we also used the Tasteful Trim die cut out of Bashful Blue cardstock using the big shot to make the trim around the top of the cup.   I added the die cut grass around the bottom in Always Artichoke cardstock, as well.

Here is another view of the flowers - these were done in daffodil delight ink with an outline in rich razzleberry ink.
The tag is done in rich razzleberry ink and used a retired SU set called Best Bar Codes (I have this set for sale if anyone is interested).  What about the flower on top?

The flower is another die cut...Bigz Island Floral Die - the leaves were cut once in always artichoke cardstock and the flower is one layer of regal rose cardstock and one layer of rich razzleberry cardstock. I punched a star shaped hole in the center of each layer and then stuffed one end of a wrapped cough drop through the hole for a total of five cough drops.  I had a bit of trouble finding a clear-wrapped lemon cough drop so I used a fat yellow lollipop in the center instead.

Thank you for stopping by my blog.  I will randomly select one visitor, from those who leave a comment here on my blog today, to receive a clear mount stamp set.  I'd be pleased to have you visit again soon.

The next stop on the hop is at ....... http://www.theloveofstamping.com  Check it out!

Here is the list of all of the blog participants:
Start 00 Hopping Just for the Fun of it http://www.theloveofstamping.com/hopping_just_for_the_fun_
01 Stampin' Dragon    www.stampindragon.blogspot.com
02 RaissaStamps   http://www.raissastamps.com   
03 Scrappy Stamps and Ink    www.scrappystampsandink.blogspot.com
04 Life Is...    www.amanda-lifeis.blogspot.com
05 stampinpegcadillo  http://stampinpegcadillo.blogspot.com
06 The Love of Stamping    http://www.theloveofstamping.com

Friday, February 3, 2012

Get well project #2

Hi Stampers
Ready for another get well project?  This is a simple card to put together and it has a nice element that might not be too evident in the picture.  Hope you can see it.

After the cardstock was cut (6 x 6) and scored to make the 3 x 6 card, three additional score lines were added just below the fold.  Gives a nice element of texture - although it is a bit hard to see in the picture.   This card was inspired by one made by Mary Fish.  Talented lady.  I chose to use additional texture by using the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch.  The cut-away petals give texture along with the layers on dimentionals ....and the pearl gives a touch of glam.   The busy background gives the card a little movement.  I like it ...it even uses one of my favorite greeting sets, Sincere Salutations.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Get well project #1

Hi stampers
I am pre-posting this project for you to enjoy while I am at work so I don't know yet if the groundhog saw his shadow.  I have been polling my students all week and it seems to be about 50-50 as to whether they want him to see his shadow...I am hoping he doesn't...I would love spring.. spring ...spring!!!
Anyway, I have a fun card for you today ...it uses the peek a boo frame die and big Shot machine...let's take a look....

Let's take a look inside the door too!

This cute little rhino is from the Kidoodles stamp set on Sahara sand cardstock.  We just used a white gel pen to accent the wrapping on his point and his toenails.  The bird is blue and the heart is pink.  The picture turning holds the door shut. 
Later this week (Feb 4) I will be part of a small blog hop...hope you will be back to check us out then ..if not before!!
Think spring!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Baby shower treat

Hi all
Did you think I was missing in action?  Nope...busy weekend!!  Good news!  All of my progress reports are done...trully, folks have no idea how taxing that task is!!  So glad to be done....til next quarter! 
We also celebrated my husband's birthday this weekend with a dinner out at one of our favorite haunts.  The fun part of that meal - besides the family sized hot fudge brownie sundae we share - is that I always cut my meal in half when they deliver it to the table and save one half for my Monday lunch.   How many people eat filet of beef for lunch? Yummy!!!  Splitting it in half from the start helps me with portion control and when I get two meals out of one dish, it feels more cost effective, too! 
In addition to the Get Well Card class I did on Sunday, I also made treats for a baby shower that was held on Monday at one of my schools.  That is the project I am sharing today.  The theme of the baby's nursery is "winkin' blinkin' and nod".   Now that is not a tale I am very familiar with so I went simple.......

I want to give a shout out to Carol K who donated the candy for the treats.  That was a nice help!  Soon I will also share the gift I made for the Mom.... a mini album.