Saturday, December 15, 2007

Gingerbread Man Spa Basket

Gingerbread Man Spa Basket
When I saw these adorable gift baskets at the store I instantly thought of Tayllar and all her little friends. Little girls love purses... and fun smelling bath stuff, these were perfect! The gift basket had some delicious smelling gingerbread lotions and body washes that I knew the girls would love. I had to add a few ribbons and touches to give it that spa basket feel... I created some paper curls and put under the bath accessories and tied lots of ribbons and bows on all the pieces to dress it up. The little gingerbread man on the right was actually supposed to be a gift card holder... however I created a small Christmas card to slip in there. The entire basket has been sprayed with silver glitter for some extra dazzle.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Yappy Holidays!

Yappy Holidays!
Images © 1990-2007 Stampin' Up!

In wrapping up my holiday shopping, I have yet to pick up something for all the "kids" in our family. My parents and in-laws all have dogs and cats, traditionally at Christmas Kita exchanges gifts with all the other kids in the family, in our family pets are spoiled and treated very much like the children. I thought a fun dog themed holiday card would be a great way to wrap up a pet gift. I have yet to assemble the gift but will hopefully have a chance to upload photos over the weekend once it is complete.

Project Details
Stamps: Happy Everything, Yappy Day, Punch Pals, Holiday Hedgehogs
Ink: Timber Stazon, Creamy Caramel, Purely Pomegranate, Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa
Cardstock: Rose Red and Certainly Celery Prints Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla, Rose Red, Certainly Celery
Other: Marvy Uchida Square/ Scalloped Square Giga/Mega Punch, Word Window Punch, 1/4" Circle Punch, Ivory Ribbon with Gold Edging (May Arts), Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Celery Brads

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Simple Pleasures!

Simple Pleasures
Images © 1990-2007 Stampin' Up!

Here is another design inspired by Queen Kat Designs December Newsletter. As I mentioned in the previous posts I will be featuring dog (maybe a few cat shhh don't tell kita) themed cards all week so be sure to check back for more.

Your Turn!! These sketches have been so much fun... I hope you get a chance to play! If you create something using either of these sketches be sure to come back and post a link so we can see your fabulous creations.

To visit Queen Kat Designs... click here.

Project Details

Stamps: Yappy Day!
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, River Rock, Very Vanilla, Soft Sky, Rose Red and Certainly Celery Prints Designer Series Paper
Ink: Timber Stazon, River Rock, Creamy Caramel and Close to Cocoa
Other: Slit Punch, 1/4' Circle Punch, Small Oval Punch, Rose Red Brads, Marvy Uchida Giga Scalloped Oval and Mega Oval Punches, Pomegranate and Soft Sky Double Stitched Ribbon.

More Card Details
Using some Certainly Celery Prints Designer Series Paper I cut out a piece to create some grass around the hydrant. I cut out small drops using Soft Sky cardstock and created a "Puddle" using the small oval punch. Card is 4"x4"

Who Let the Dogs Out!

Bone Sweet Bone! Images © 1990-2007 Stampin' Up!

It's my dog's birthday this week! We don't know exactly when she was born aside from the month of December... so we just pick a week and celebrate. Kita has been such an amazing pet.. I could not imagine life without her. She is a black lab and greyhound mix... we adopted her from our local pet shelter about 6.5 years ago. She is such a mild mannered and well behaved dog... a little crazy at times but its to be expected . She loves "babies" like most little girls, she totes them all over the house... and sleeps with them too. In honor of her birthday, I will be posting doggie themed cards with my new stamp set... Yappy Day!

Today's cards were inspired by a newsletter I received in my email last night... from Queen Kat Designs. I have no idea how I got on the mailing list but I was tickled to see the sketches so I decided to give them a try. I have tried to find a link to the sketches online and have not been successful... I need to contact the writer and see if I can get some better links and information on how to find more of her fun sketches. There were 3 sketches featured in her December Newsletter.... to visit her blog, click here.
Project Details
Stamps: Yappy Day
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla, River Rock, Certainly Celery Rose Red and Soft Sky Prints Designer Series Paper
Ink: Timber Stazon, Close to Cocoa Creamy Caramel Stampin Write Markers
Other: Marvy Uchida Scalloped Giga Punch, Marvy Uchida Mega Circle Punch, Word Window Punch (SU), Pomegranate Double Stitched Ribbon, Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, 1 3/8" Circle Punch
More Card Details
The card is 4"x4". I punched out the circles to create the background paper using the 1 3/8" circle punch and various colors of Prints Designer Series Paper. Dog bones were then stamped over the patterned paper using Timber Brown Stazon.