Saturday, December 6, 2008

The Big Game...Ohio vs. Michigan

Every year, my dh and I bet on the Ohio vs. Michigan and the Army vs. Navy football games. I have been on a winning streak for several years now. Ohio beat Michigan on November 22, 2008 with a final score of 42-7. And today, Navy beat Army with a final score of 34-0. That zero is not a typo...Army really didn't score a single point today. :(
In honor of the Michigan and Ohio game, Valerie and I made John some state shaped cut out cookies. A big thank you to Dave and Julie for sending us these special cookie cutters! I think we'll make these every year for the big game! John took a platter of these to his work to share in their Thanksgiving potluck luncheon, and he seems to be surrounded by Buckeye fans! My "O's" are a little shakey, but I think I might have been a little tired after sitting through a 4 hour Infant and Child CPR class earlier that evening.
Here are the Michigan Cookies!

And here are the Ohio cookies!

And here are the taste testers!

SU Stamp Camp Projects

Here are the SU stamp camp projects we created this month. They are all really cute, but I think my favorite one would have to be the candy bar wrapper since I love sweets so much!

Project #1 - Candy Bar Wrapper - When you make these, it is a good tip to use your crimper tool to crimp the bottom of the wrapper to give it that authentic look...just make sure to not crimp the actual candy bar! The stamp in the the center says "Sweet Treat."

Project #2 - Heartfelt Card - This card was made with pastel chalks. Just stamp your image with a white or a VersaMark ink pad and then gently dab (try not to rub to prevent smearing) your desired chalk colors!
Project #3 - Christmas Ornament - This is a paper ornament made with embossing glitter on the scalloped square die cut. The snowflake stamped in the center was stamped with white ink and it's a great contrast on dark colored cardstock.

Here is the back side of the ornament. This was just a single snowflake stamp that was stamped multiple times. This technique was also done on the front.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween Treat Pails

Happy Halloween! This is absolutely my favorite season...the fall season. I just love everything about it, including Halloween. Our little girl is dressing up as pumpkin (her 1st Halloween!) and she is as cute as a pumpkin in it! We made up these little treat pails and packed them full of candy for the Kid Zone staff at the YMCA who do a wonderful job taking care of her while we work out. Valerie wore her pumpkin costume and personally delivered the Halloween treats to all the sweet girls at the YMCA.

Each Halloween treat pail had their own personalized name tag which can be used as a bookmarker. I used Martha Stewart "drippy goo" alphabet clear stamps for the names along with her drippy goo edge punch.

Here's a picture of all the name tags I made...the first letter of each name was accented with black diamond stickles.

Here's a view of the backside of the name tags. The ghosts on the tags and pails are Sizzix die cuts (medium yellow die) accented with cat's eye's purple ink.

14 pails in all! I found the pails in the dollar section at Target. They were actually 2 pails for a buck.

Here's the whole enchilada!
Valerie delivering her Halloween treats to the YMCA Kid Zone staff. She loves hanging out with the girls!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Stampin' Up Stamp Camp Projects

Well, I think I have a better understanding about all the excited fuss about Stampin' Up. I went to my first Stampin' Up Stamp Camp this past weekend and got to try out the SU product for the first time. I came home with 3 finished projects and a long wish, I may just have to become a hobby demo to support my new obsession!

Here's the 1st project:
This is a simple greeting card using the It's a Stretch stamp set on the front.
And the inside of the greeting card was made with the Heard from the Heart stamp set.
Here's project #2:
This is a gift card holder we made with the Big Flowers stamp set.

And here it the inside of it. Green and red colors...just in time for the holidays!
And last but not least, here is the third project:

This is a Christmas card we made using the embossing technique. My SIL, Julie, introduced me to embossing years ago and it gives your cards a wonderful dimension and shine! The stamps used on the front and inside of this card are from the Snow Swirled stamp set.

Here a sneak peak to the inside of the card! ;P

Here's the inside of the card. Thank you for looking! I hope these pictures do not show up too small and you can see the detail in them.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

More Flip Albums...using the Threading Water Punch

Here is another flip album I made using the Fiskars Threading Water punch and Swiss Dots embossing folder.

Ooh-la-la...look at all the pretty pages inside!

I made 3 other ones along with the "threading water" punch style one (2nd from the left above). Afterwards, I monogrammed each one with the letter "V" and included pictures of my daughter, Valerie on the 6 layered pages inside and passed them out to my family.

USA Flip Album

Here is a USA themed flip album. Our cat, Lea, wanted to be in the picture. These are super easy and fun to make. There are 6 pages inside where you can add pictures and journaling. I scraplifted the instructions from AshleeM on the cricut mb.

Happy Birthday Cards

Here are two birthday cards I made this past summer. The card on the left was for my brother who turned 40. I used skittles to create the number "40." The card on the right was for my dad who turned 66 and the front is actually a pocket that we put lottery tickets inside...too bad it was not big enough to hold all 66 of them! Both cards also have the "Happy Birthday" cuttlebug embossing folder used on them and then highlighted with metallic ink. I tried to make them look masculine, but I couldn't resist putting some Prima flowers on my dad's card. ;)

Okay, it's about time I start posting my creations...I will start with a graduation gift from last year,

This is a graduation card I made for my cousin in the spring of 2007. The little chick stamp was heat embossed to give it some "pop."

This is a round tin that I altered. It was also the first time I used Mod Podge (waterbase sealer, glue and finish for all surfaces) and I have to admit, it was a bit messy but it got the job done. I used my cricut to cut out the letters (I believe I used the Jasmine cart on this one).

And here is a view on the back side of the tin. It displays the fight song to Mount Union.

And here is one of the side views. I love quotes!

And last but not least, here's a picture of all the goodies inside. You can really cram a lot of stuff into these tins!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

My very first blog post!

Here it very first blog! I created this blog primarily to have a place to share my "kreations." Ever since I was a little girl, I have always loved being creative. Hopefully this blogspot will also be a motivater for me to start creating more and buying less. It never ceases to amaze me how much stuff is out there for scrapbooking, card making, papercrafting, etc....and of course, you can never just buy one color (Prima flowers, Doodlebug glitters, ribbons, and cats eyes' ink pads are just a few things that come to mind) or one size (DCWV paper stacks immediatly come to mind).

Well, I hope this blogspot will be fun and hope you enjoy my "Kerby Kreations!" Please feel free to check back often as this blogspot is a creation in itself!