Thursday, March 29, 2012

A Tisket a Tasket a Card Stock Basket!!

I made this basket using Stampin'Up! smooth card stock. You could change the color and embellishment and it would make a cute basket for Easter. I used the Blossom Punch on this basket and Melon Mambo and Whisper White card stock, brown ink, and Mixed Bunch Stamp Set.

Soft Suede Card Stock  
4 ¼” x 11”,  ¾” x 8 ½” 
White Ribbon 14 inches long
Sticky Strip Tape                
Stampin Dimensionals  
Glue Dots                             
Striped texture Folder  
Simply Scored score Pal  
Big Shot                         

Run 4 ¼” x11” Cardstock through Big Shot using the striped texture Folder

Score at  1 ¾”, 3 ½”,  5 ¼”, 7”,  8 ¾”,  10½”         
turn over and at the 4 ½” side score down at 2 ¾” 
cut off short corner tab   
cut strips to the 2 3/4 line to make flaps                                               
On front of basket CS add Sticky Strip to ½” tab on right edge
and edge of 1st and 4th flaps from left edge.                                                    
Flip basket over, add Sticky Strip to edge of 1st and 4th flaps                              
Fold basket layer along score lines. Adhere ½” tab to inside of opposite end.
Creating a hexagon shape. 

Remove Sticky Strip backing from the two flaps on front side                             
Fold those two flaps in so they just meet in the center.                                          
Fold down the two flaps without Sticky Strip, press to adhere.                      
Remove Sticky Strip backing from the two remaining flaps.                                 
Fold down, press to adhere. Also press from inside the basket to get a good bond. 
 Add two small strips of Sticky Strip next to each other on both ends of the          
¾” x 8 ½” “ Soft Suede CS strip.                                                                                   
Adhere to inside of basket centered on two opposite sections of hexagon basket to create handle.                                                                                                 
Adhere two mini glue dots to bottom edge of each ribbon, attach to inside basket just below handle.                                                                                                       
Wrap ribbon around handle until you reach the center, tie a bow and trim ends.   
Add embellishment to basket using stampin Dimensionals                              
Hermy Acosta  

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Paper and Envelopes

I have all sorts of paper...cardstock, designer paper, fancy and not so fancy.
When I got my Simply Scored Diagonal Plate from Stampin Up I decided to make use of some of this paper.
I made envelopes of all sizes, small to big, square to rectangle.
Then I decided to make some large file type to store large papers and/or important papers.
 I made a few for my mom.  I stamped an image on yellow cardstock and used a scallop punch for the bottom edge. On the box envelope I made a flower using the Blossom Punch and inked the edges. She loved it ! I made a few boxes to hold cards and now I am thinking of making some small gift boxes with the thicker cardstock.
Its a nice way to use up the stacks of paper

Thursday, March 22, 2012


I want to share some photos that my friend Roy Bozarth has taken. They are just beautiful.
Roy is a big supporter of animal rights, especially horses, his love for them really show in his photos.
My friend Roy is a calm easy going person and I think the animals sense that.
I also love his landscapes, sunsets,  ocean.....well actually...I love all his photos that's why I want to share them with you.
Proud parents! I love how Roy has captured the love!

Look at the colors!!! Just gorgeous dont you agree?!!!!!

My blog title pretty much says what I feel when I look at these photos!

To see more of  Roy's Photos and to get more information you can click on this site

He also has a facebook page with more photos!!/profile.php?id=1576915695&sk=wall

I hope you enjoyed these photos as much as I have.
until next time......................

Saturday, March 17, 2012

More Flowers!!

Ok , as I said I would do on my previous Post I made some flowers using the felt that I have. I think they came out pretty darn cute. Not sure what I will do with them but I am sure I will come up with something.  The red and black flowers kinda/sorta look like red poppies. The American Legion Auxilliary has Poppy Month coming up hmm .... I could make brooches and hand them out at our Meetings!   What do you think?

The scallop flowers ( poppy)  I used my Big Shot and the Scallop Die.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Baby Wipe Flowers

I have a lot of colorful dry baby wipes. Yes baby wipes. I use them to wipe  paint  from brushes, my craft table, stamps, markers etc.. When I am done  I lay them flat and let them dry, then I put them in a basket and save them for future use.

Yesterday I made some flowers..Some came out pretty,  some blah and some didnt come out at all.
 I thought I got a picture of my finished scallops but didnt        
I did get a  'before'  picture of them.  See below.
 I also made a spiral type that look like roses.  The material ( baby wipe) is very thin to work with and at times I thought I was going to tear it. The finished flower is very delicate and soft looking. 

I have a lot of felt so I think I will make some more flowers!! : )
(remember I love flowers!!)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Now I know why I like making these paper flowers! They look like carnations! I love carnations,any color.
 A few years ago we needed blue carnations for a special event. None were to be found. So we made a batch of blue kool aid then dipped the stems in the mix and let them sit overnight and
Voila! We had blue carnations.

Now, I just make them myself from paper!
I saw a video on You Tube where she made them using magazine pages. There is a variety of color choices and because the paper is thin...they are easy to make. Its just another great way to recycle.
Here are a few that I  made using cardstock scraps. I love the teal!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The New Simply Scored Diagonal Plate

The all-new Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, perfect for creating envelopes, boxes, and more! It’s the must-have companion to your Simply Scored Scoring Tool.

Sits on top of the Simply Scored base

Held securely in place by rubber pads on back of the plate

Has etched grooves every 1/8"

Can score any size card stock up to 12" x 12"

Includes instructions for creating common envelope sizes

Coordinating products included

Simply Scored (item 122334)

Simply Scored Place Markers (item 125625)

Simply Scored Stylus (item 125624)

Bone Folder (item 102300

There are a few videos out there showing  how to use this new tool. Here is one that I like by
  on you tube

Sunday, March 4, 2012

free giveaway at Lunar Skies Jewelry

 Creating the Hive is a fun place to learn  new techniques and ideas, make friends, earn reason except to see how many points you can get!! Anyone can join...from hobbyist to professional. We all enjoy sharing !

I have made many wonderful  friends over there! One of them is Quentin Eckman. He is a Metal Artist, Jewelry Designer, Silver Smith, Lapidary,  & Illustrator. He does some beautiful work. Right now he is offering a free giveaway!! Thats right Free!!!

Here is what he says ( I copied/pasted)

"This Giveaway will conclude one week from tomorrow (Friday, Mar. 9 2012). The winner will receive one item of their choice from my Etsy Shop listed at $69.00. All you have to do to enter is respond to this notice (email me,, or convo me via my easy shop: Just tell me you'd like a chance to win. You can earn a second chance to win by referring a friend, as long as that friend participates as well (they'll need to let me know who sent them); or by blogging about my Giveaway and sending me a link to your blog. I will use a random generator to select the winner. Each entrant is limited to no more than two chances to win, and my family members are not eligible to win (sorry family members).

Take a look at my Etsy shop, there are currently about 40 items listed at $69.00 (a pretty nice selection if I say so myself :0)

There will only be one winner, but if you don't win and end up falling in love with something when you visit my shop, I will be offering non winners a 20% discount at the close of the contest (email me for the discount code).

It's almost TOO EASY. Good luck to all!"

Blender Pens

Adding the beauty of watercoloring to your stamped images is easy when you use Blender Pens!
These travel friendly pens have all the fun of watercoloring and none of the mess.

Use Blender Pens with ink refills, ink pads, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Stampin’ Pastels or
Watercolor Pencils to create a watercolor effect on Whisper White card stock or Watercolor Paper.

Stamp outline images, and have fun adding color, accents and shadows with your Blender Pens

With three Blender Pens to a pack, and the ability to use them in so many ways, they are a great value and an essential tool.

 One of my favorite tricks is to use a Blender Pen to remove ink from a stamp when I want to add another color. Quick and easy!

To clean the tips scribble gently on white paper. Tips will stain but that doesn’t effect performance.

Give Blender Pens a try, you will love it!