Thursday, February 25, 2010

Milk Carton Treats

My best friend and customer, Margarethe ordered the new milk carton die and let me try it out before deliverying it to her. She and several of our friends were getting together for a birthday luncheon for the birthday girl of the month Melodye, and since it was just the day after Valentine's Day, I quickly cut out one in each of their favorite colors, decorated and filled with the conversation heart candy and gave them to them at the luncheon (and gave my friend her order, including the die, which I will definitely borrow again to make the birdhouses and other things when I finish using the couple extras I cut out. Like I said, I did them quickly, so they are not fancy, but I wanted to get an idea of the size and what they held. They are smaller than I thought they were, but they still hold a good amount in them and are adorable. I also used the Heart punch and the new Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die to decorate them. I used Stampin' Up!'s white Signo gel pen to write the message on them.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hope everyone had a very nice Valentine's Day!

For the last 3 years the Valentine's card I have made for DH has had a mouse on it, so I had to continue the new tradition, but didn't have a new mouse stamp. Then I remembered the adorable mouse that was being made at Christmas time and decided I had to use him. So out came the punches. One of the samples I cased was done by Emmy, not sure if she was the original creator or if she cased it. I think he came out really cute as he yells out "Happy Valentine's Day!"

I have had several inquiries as to what punches were used for this little guy, so here is the list. Hope it helps.

Head - ornament punch (cut off neck of the ornament)

Ears - Butterfly punch

Mouth , arms/hands - small oval

Body - Wide oval

Feet - 3/4" circle

Teeth and Tail were cut free hand

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tribute to a Hero Candle

One of my cyber-friends/LNS friend, Sally Johnson made these beautiful "Tribute to a Hero" candles and posted them on her blog. I fell in love with them (especially since I have these stamp sets) and advised I would be casing them. To my surprise, she e-mailed me back and said that she wanted to send me one. Then when she mailed it, she told me she included a surprise.

Well, I was in for a very special surprise as not only did she send me one, but she sent me two, one to represent each of my sons. I absolutely love them and had to share them with you. Needless to say we have become even closer cyber-friends and intend to meet up sometime in the future. Looking forward to it. Thanks again, Sally!