Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Paper Basket

This was posted on a yahoo group I am on. I decided to give it a try tonight. It is made from 1 sheet of 12x12 paper, 11 inches of ribbon and 12 brads. Here is the blog with directions that was posted on the group - Basket Tutorial


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Monday, February 18, 2008
Window Card

This is the one card I managed to do this past weekend. I saw it on someone's blog and if I can remember who I will post their name (sorry).

I cut a window out of whisper white and gable green cardstock. Then I stamped a window sheet using black StazOn and put it inbetween the white and green CS so that you could see the image through the window. Then I stamped the image again on whisper white and placed that on the inside of the card, lining it up with the image on the window sheet and then colored the image that I stamped on the white CS. I framed the window on the outside with basic black.Clear as mud?

It was a little tricky to take a picture of when it is closed. The image is crisp and clear if the card is shut right.


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Successful Scrap Time! (Lots of Pics)

I have been busy playing in my scraproom this weekend. I have fallen behind on layouts over the past year and half and I am on a mission to get caught back up. Sunday I spent the entire day scrapping away. I had today off, but my daughter had school so I was planning on spending all day locked up in my room again, but I needed to make a trip to a couple of the craft stores. I needed a new cricut cutting mat, new blade and cutting mat for my cutterpede and a couple other extras. Then it was nearly time for lunch so I went to Chappy's with hubby and by the time I got back I had 2 hours to work.

I did 16 and a half layouts over the course of 2 days and I stamped a card! I feel like I am on a roll and would love another day or two off work so I can scrap at home in peace. LOL! I guess I will just have to spend a little bit of time each night this week working on something and hopefully my creative juices will keep flowing through the weekend and I can get more layouts done!

I have missed working on scrapbook layouts and it feels great to be getting caught up again! Here are some of the ones I did. I put them up on the fridge to take pictures so the quality isn't the greatest.








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Friday, February 15, 2008
Sisterhood of the Blogging Stampers-12

Okay I am going to give this Sisterhood thing a shot.

I am Melissia. I became a Stampin Up demo a little over a year ago and God Bless my 3 great friends for keeping me in business. The job part of it started to take away from the fun of stamping for me so right now I am just enjoying having *my* stamping time back and my friends are continuing to help me keep my demo status. This blog started out as a tool to help with my SU sales, but that is no longer the case. I feel free again to spend money on things that are not SU and you will see various products used in my crafting here. I also scrapbook and do other paper crafting.

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Sunday, February 10, 2008
Birthday Card

I CASED this card from Pam Smerker. I used SU's Hostess level 3 set called Time Well Spent. The card base is Mellow Moss. I used colored pencils and gamsol to color it.

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School Valentines

These are the Valentines Day cards I made for the kids in my daughters class. I made them like a book and stuck laffy taffy candy on the inside. I wrapped a red paper band around the card and attached a stamped paper to the band so the kids can slide it off to open the card. The image is from SU's Happy Heart Day set. I colored them with colored pencils and gamsol.


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Candy Boxes & Cricut Cuts

These are little plastic organizer boxes I got for .99 at Hobby Lobby. I used my cricut and the paper dolls cartridge to make the pirate, skull, ship, princess, castle and dragon. I cut my niece and nephews name with the Making the grade cartridge. I covered the tops in mod podge and filled the inside with candy for Valentines day.




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Mail Box

I bought some mail boxes from the dollar spot right after Christmas. I made this one for my daughters teacher for Valentines Day. I filled it with various candies.



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Hi! I'm Melissia. I am a wife of 9 years, a mother of 6.5 years and a program assistant for almost 2 years. I enjoy paper crafting and doing various other crafts. I also enjoy reading, blurfing, brain games and spending time with my daughter.