Friday, November 21, 2008

Idaho Get Away

Hi, Just a short note...I'm off to visit my parents in Idaho for a long weekend. So, no posts for the next few days. Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Kristina's Color Challenge #31

Time for Kristina's challenge, I've missed the last few so it was nice to participate this time and I haven't even looked through any of the entries yet. These are some of my favorite colors but I did find it a little difficult to come up with a design at first. But here it is, pretty simple :o)

All Supplies by SU!
Stamp Set: Kindred Spirits
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Paper: Close to Cocoa, So Saffron, Elegant Eggplant, Sweet Always DSP
Other: Scallop punch, Crimper, Versa Mark, Clear embossing powder, Clear buttons, hemp twine

Monday, November 17, 2008

More Christmas

Pick up these glass ornaments at your local craft store and decorate them using your Big Shot. I used the vinyl with the Join in the Cheer Decorative Strip Die and added a few gel white ink dots. Added scraps of paper inside the ornament and tied a ribbon.
All Supplies by SU! except for ornament.

Again, I just love this set. This is just a simple little card using the Top Note Die and folding it in half.

All Supplies by SU!
Stamp Set: To You and Yours
Ink: Basic Brown
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Choc. Chip, V. Vanilla, Holiday Treasures DSP
Other: Large Oval Punch, Big Shot, Top Note Die, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Tombow, Dimensionals, Ribbon Orig. striped

Okay, I had to show you pictures of my babies. I've never had cats until about a year and a half ago. My friend found a breeder with Ragdolls and Himalayans. She ended up getting a Ragdoll which I fell in love with and had to have one for myself. The cat in the top picture is a Himadoll (Himi/Ragdoll mix) her name is Carmela (named after one of my favorite HBO programs, The Sopranos :o) and on the bottom is Charile, don't you just love that stache! He's a Sealpoint w/white Himalayan and is such a little lover. Anyway just had to share, we also have 2 black labs, a bunny and a reef tank... guess you could say we love
Here's the website of the cat breeder, she has some cute kitten photos out there and more kittens are due in the next couple weeks.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

More Big Shot Projects

Just a few more Big Shot ideas. I love using the big snowflake die and here I used it on a lunch bag and created a simple luminary. I added the felt snowflakes in the center to hold the loose pieces in the middle together and just give it a little more flare. The candle in the bag is a battery operated one, I haven't tried a votive or tealight yet. But, this makes a perfect holiday decoration for a table or on your front porch.
Supplies Used:
SU! Big Shot, Snowflake #2 Die, SU! Little Felt Flurries, White small lunch bags

This little basket was made using the little pennant from the Pennant Bigz Die. I came across this idea on Splitcoast, click here to see the basket.
All Supplies by SU!
Stamp Set: Best Yet
Ink: Sage Shadow
Paper: Whisper White, Really Rust, Autumn Vine DSP
Other: Big Shot, Pennant Bigz XL Die, Circle punches, Square Fire Rhinestone Brads, Choc Chip Grosgrain ribbon

Does this look a little familiar?? I cased if from the cover of the Stampin' Success cover...What a great little brag book to give to a friend or family member. I used chipboard with the Big Shot using the Top Note die. Below is a view of a few of the inside pages. I used several Dies for this book: Top Note, Scallop Envelope, Scallop Circle #2, Leaves #2 and Serif Essentials...Whew!

Other SU! products used:
Stamp Sets: Fall Flair, Defining Alphabet
Ink: Choc Chip, Really Rust
Paper: Very Vanilla, Really Rust, Choc Chip, Sage Shadow, More Mustard, Autumn Vine DSP
Other: Clear Buttons, Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, Mini Library Clips, Hemp Twine, Choc Chip grosgrain ribbon

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Birthday Wishes

I made this card for a friend of mine at work. She'll get it tomorrow so I hope she likes it. The flowers were made using the Big Shot with the Birds & Bloom Sizzlits die, and I used Felt material. So, you can easily make your own felt flowers using the Big Shot.

All SU! Supplies used:
Stamp Set - Fun & Fast Notes
Ink - Old Olive
Paper - Pink Pirouette, Lavendar Lace, Old Olive, Shimmery White, Bella Rose DSP
Other - Big Shot, Top Note Die, Birds & Bloom Sizzlits Die, Rhinestone Brads, P. Pirouette Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals

Monday, November 10, 2008

Big Shot WOWS!

I had a busy week this past week so that's why no posts were made. But, here are a few things I was working on to share at one of our Group Stamp meetings this past weekend. I got to demo the Big Shot and wanted to try out different materials using the machine. Here's a note pad using foam sheets I purchased at a craft store. I used the SU! Scallop circle die and it cut through just perfectly. Then just ran several sheets of regular copy paper to create a note pad. I think this would make a perfect little hostess gift or party favors.

SU! Supplies used: Big Shot, Scallop Circle Die, Build a Flower Die, Crop-a -dile, Pretties Kit, A Perfect Day Rub-Ons, Old Olive grosgrain ribbon

I finally tried the vinyl with the Big Shot and after I figured out the directions it was so easy. I picked up the star ornament at a craft store and the vinyl had no problem sticking to it. Added a couple more accessories and here you have a fancy looking ornament.

SU! Supplies Used: Big Shot, Join in the Cheer decorative strip Die, Vinyl, Little felt flurries, Grosgrain ribbon

Here's a box using the SU! Envelope die. This is such a simple and quick project. I found the instructions on one of my favorite blogs, Dannie's Designs, click here for step by step instructions, and check out her other creations too!

SU! Supplies used: Big Shot, Envelope Die, Kiwi Kiss Cardstock, Holiday Treasures DSP, Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon and Sticky Strip