Forever and Always

I recently attended a Tickled Pink Party held by one of my Sherindipity Stamper’s, Erika Clark. Erika is such a wonderful hostess and supplied us with great make & take projects and her yummy Ziti was to die for. She also had plenty of pink snacks on hand. Our swaps had to have pink incorporated somehow. Here is mine:

I will post the other attendees’ swaps and all the cute gifts we received from Erika on another day. You will definitely be impressed – everyone had such beautiful projects. But first let me tell you alittle about mine.  I made the wrap using Pretty in Pink CS and the measurements for the main piece are 4″x12″ with scorings at 3″, 7″ and 8″. The scoring at 3″ will be the front flap of your project and I embossed that flap using the new Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folder which gave it that cute little scallop edging. Punched a trim using Island Indigo CS and the Scallop Trim Border Punch. I adhered the trim to the back of the front flap and Sticky Stripped it down closing my wrap. I adhered a strip of the new Twitterpatted Designer Series Paper to the top and ran a length of the new Blushing Bride pleated satin ribbon across it. Stamped my images using the Take it to Heart Stamp set. The same one I used on yesterday’s project. Hearts were punched out with the Hearts Collection Framelits Dies and the Heart Punch. Added some bling with the new 8 mm Large Pearl Basic Jewels and a Blushing Bride Designer Button from the Twitterpated collection. Forever and Always is from the new Loving Thoughts stamp set and I received the stamp set as part of my Leadership package.

 I filled my swaps with Rice Krispie heart treats that I made with my grandson, Andrew. We had fun making them, and as you can see he wanted to be completely hands on in the cooking process. We also cut out the centers and added one of the yummy gummy heart candies from yesterday’s project. Sorry I didn’t get a final pic, but we had to get them into the cello bags before they dried out. I used SU’s flat medium cello bags and they fit perfectly.

I can’t wait to cook in the kitchen with my other grandson, Owen, too but it will be alittle while yet.  Andrew will be 3 in March and I am so impressed with how smart he is already. Whenever we say goodbye to each other, we always say I love you and then we say Forever and Ever!  His sounds sorta like this: I love you Mimi! And then he says Foreva and eva! Melts my heart every time.

Love that kid and his smile!

Sorry about the sugar tasting Mommy! But we couldn’t resist.

He showed me some love in the pic with his cookie cutter! Isn’t he just adorable! I Heart him back. He actually even helped me with my swap applying dimensionals to the backs of the hearts.

On our way home from the party, I  took a pic in the town of St. Michaels – I found out the residents could purchase a heart for a $50 donation to a local charity and then they got to display their hearts on the telephone poles in town displaying their love to the world! What a great idea!

I also passed by a cute little candy store – do you think they may be wishing for snow on Valentine’s Day?

Supplies:  Stamp Sets:  Take it to Heart and Loving Thoughts; Cardstock:  Pretty in Pink, Island Indigo and Whisper White; DSP: Twitterpated;  Ink:  Blushing Bride; Marker:  Island Indigo; Accessories:  Big Shot, Hearts Collection Framelits Dies, Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Twitterpated Designer Buttons, Blushing Bridge 3/8″ Pleated Satin Ribbon, Sticky Strip, Scallop Trim Border and Heart Punches, Paper Snips, Basic Pearls and Large Pearl Basic Jewels, Mini Glue Dots, Linen Thread and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Dinoraur ABC’s

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My grandson, Andrew, is learning his ABC’s now, so I thought I would combine some of his favorite things, dinosaurs, with some ABC cards to encourage him to learn them. I absolutely love the way it turned out and I hope he likes it as well.  I’ll be babysitting him while his parents attend the Marine Corps Ball this evening, so we’ll be practicing while they are gone.

The letters on the cover of the Dino Packet were made using my Big Shot and the Timeless Type Medium Sizzlits Die. And, when I made each alphabet page, I used the Big Shot again with the Serif Essentials Alphabet Bigz Die. I created the camouflage effect by cutting random pieces of River Rock cardstock and adhering it on to Always Artichoke cardstock and then running each square through my Big Shot in the Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to embed them into each other.  I then stamped each dinosaur from Stampin’ Up!’s Dinoraur stamp set using Stazon Black Ink and watercolored them with my Aqua Painter using River Rock and Always Artichoke Ink.  I added two of the dinosaur cards to the front of the pack and two to the backside sandwiching the ABC’s in between. Let me know what you think!

Supplies:  Stamp Set:  Dinoraur; Cardstock:  Always Artichoke, River Rock & Whisper White; Ink:  Black Stazon, River Rock and Always Artichoke; Markers: Always Artichoke; Accessories:  Big Shot, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Serif Essentials Alphabet Bigz Die, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Medium Sizzlits Die, Small Heart Punch, 3/16″ Corner Rounder Punch; 3/8″ Artichoke Denim Jean Ribbon; Aqua Painter, Stampin’ Sponges, Non-Stampin’ Up! Items: Gold Ring and Mini Clear Bookmark Covers.

Monkey’s 1st Birthday

Lindsey and Andrew - 1st Birthday

My grandson, Andrew, recently had his first birthday. Here he is pictured with his mom. He was sporting his new big-boy haircut which was cut by his Daddy’s barber.  Even though his Daddy wasn’t able to be at the party because he is serving in Afghanistan, it was well attended by family and friends who looked quite like the paparrazi taking numerous photographs to send to him.  

Since my husband and I were giving our grandson a Red Radio Flyer wagon for his birthday I wanted to make a card that fit the gift and also followed the monkey theme of the party. So I went into my stash of stamps and found this adorable little wagon stamp from Wheeled Things and stamped the monkey from the Fox & Friends stamp set which I had used on his invitations and came up with the following card:

Monkey Birthday Card

 If you like that cute little wagon holding the monkey I’m sorry, it is unfortunately retired. I’ve been holding on to that stamp for just the right occasion and this worked out perfectly.  I used my handy Stamp-A-Ma-Jig for positioning the monkey in the wagon just right.

Monkey Face Cookies

 

I also made these cute little monkey face cookies for the party. I found the recipe on the following blog as I was doing a search on the internet for monkey ideas: http://greenbetty.blogspot.com/2009/03/monkey-cookies.html.

Supplies:  Stamps: Fox & Friends, Family Phrases, and Wheeled Things (retired); Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White and Crushed Curry; Ink: Crushed Curry and Real Red; Accessories:   Crushed Curry Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Oval Punch, Oval Scallop Punch, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Published in: on April 3, 2010 at 3:02 pm  Comments (3)  
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Andrew’s 1st Birthday Party Invitation

It’s my grandson’s first birthday on March 12, 2010! Here’s a great pic of the two of us at Christmas: 

Andrew and I

As a way to stay in touch, my daughter and I Skype over the internet every day so I can see, talk and sing to Andrew.  Since they live an hour and half away, I was worried he wouldn’t know his grandma on the other side of the Bay Bridge, but Skype sure makes it a whole lot easier.  His face lights up every time he sees me over the internet or in person. He is the little love of my life and I couldn’t wait to make his party invitations.  He is quite the little monkey these days so his mom wanted to use that as his theme for the party.  I used the cute monkey stamp from the Fox and Friends stamp set featured in the Occasions Mini Catalog and some of the striped designer series paper from the Simply Scrappin’ Kit “Happy B-Day”.  I will use the rest of the Scrappin’ Kit to make a banner for the party and some scrapbook pages using pictures from his party. I will post pics of those later.  But for now here is the party invite  – sorry I had to block some of it out for privacy reasons.

Monkey Party Invitation

You can also find the same little animal friends from the Fox and Friends stamp set in the Definitely Decorative Catalog as part of their Decor Elements product line in the “Nursery Alphabet”.  The Decor Elements are great vinyl rub-ons for your wall, furniture or just about anything else you want to adhere them to. They peel off easily when you want to change the decor.  Check out the Definitely Decorative Catalog on my sidebar for the Nursery Alphabet and many more designs.

Stamp Sets:  Fox and Friends; Cardstock:  Ruby Red, Whisper White, Brocade Blue, Crushed Curry; Accessories:  Rich Regal Brads, Punches:  1-3/8″ Circle, Scallop Circle and Round Tab; Scrappin’ Kit:  Happy B-Day (striped Designer Series Paper)

Published in: on February 18, 2010 at 9:04 pm  Comments (1)  
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