Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Happy Easter, Everybunny

So, when I first looked at the Everybunny stamp set in the Stampin' Up Idea Book and Catalog I wasn't too excited about it and it wasn't anywhere on any of my lists (there's the "definitely" list, the "probably" list, the "will get it eventually" list, and the "MUST HAVE NOW" list). Then, this spring, the BFF decided we should take another look at it and sure enough we decided it was worth getting.  Now, I love those stinkin' little bunnies, chick and toadstools! I made these gift tags for the attendees of my last class.

The gift was a simple glass candle holder for a taper candle.  I purchased them at various thrift stores.  The great thing about these is that they work perfectly for holding a bottle of Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755).  The glue is really thick and it takes awhile to get it to the tip.  If you store it upside down in a candle holder (even without the lid on) it is always ready to use and you don't have to wait for it. Thanks, BFF for the tip.  You can read her blog here.
The tags were done on watercolor paper (#122959). I used Black Staz-On ink (#101406) and an Aqua Painter (#103954) with Watercolor Wonder Crayons (#119802, 119804, 119805).  The ribbon is Chocolate Chip Scallop Dots (#124142).

Here is the Everybunny card we made at my Easter class.  Julie Ujano designed this beauty.  Click on "here" above to see her blog.  Thanks, Jules!

Again, the image is stamped with Staz-On ink and colored with the Watercolor Wonder Crayons.  The bunny and the Early Espresso layers are made with the Labels Collection Framelits Dies (125598) using the Big Shot (#113439). Cardstocks used were Baja Breeze (#111352), Early Espresso (#19686) and Very Vanilla (#101650). The Designer Series Paper is Everyday Enchantment (#126154) and is part of the SALE-A-BRATION product series that you can earn for free with a $50 purchase...ONLY THROUGH MARCH 31!!!! The ribbon is the Satin Pleated Ribbon, Pear Pizzazz (#125568).

That's all for now, dear readers!  Think bunny thoughts!!!


Friday, March 23, 2012

What can I say...

I feel somewhat sheepish about posting...
I mean this has to be the most neglected blog in the crafting world!
I shall quit apologizing, because it makes me sound like a weenie, which I am...a blogging weenie.
There, enough said to ease my guilt and create a transition to this post from the last one which was in a different year...sigh.

During my blogging absence a great deal of festive stamping has taken place which I shall not try to catch up on...holidays that included many of my favorite things...snowflakes, festive trees, the birth of Christ, the new year, hearts, lace and cupids, shamrocks and St. Patrick...
Here, even though it's over, and we are all WAY past it, because I love it and hated to put it away, is my St. Patrick's tower.

I change the tower several times a year to go with the seasons.  I just started doing St. Patrick's in 2011 and because it is kind of new for me (although most of the stuff I have had for a long time), I love it.  Green is my favorite color and that is another reason this is one of my current favorites.