Saturday, July 28, 2012

Diaper Cake

I decided to try my hand at making a diaper cake for my cousins baby shower.  It was not at all difficult, although a little pricey.  Luckily my mother and my sisters-in-law went in on it with me so it wasn't too bad!! 
(When did baby toys get so expensive???)

I started the base with baby powder, baby soap and baby lotion, I wrapped those with an elastic and then started to place the diapers in the elastic with them, there are 3 rows.   I bought a box of size 1 diapers which had 108 diapers included and used every single one of them.  Each diaper is rolled from the open end down and then has an elastic placed around it (I used the little invisible elastics that you use for little girls hair). Repeat the process with the second row, there are two rows.  And last but not least the top row.  Each row has ribbon around it, I pinned it then hot glued it on the overlapping ends, looks like I need to adjust it so it is even all the way around :).  We placed a blanket and teddy bear at the top (we have a dowel running between the blanket into the diapers to get it attached), and then little toys around it.  

Kinda fun!!!  Hope she likes it!!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

You make me Smile!

This card was made from the Cricut Cartridges: Sesame Street Holidays, Best of Pixar, and Paper Dolls for Everyday.  All of the paper used is from Stampin' Up!  I love the quality of their paper it is thick and cuts great in the Cricut.
Elmo is cut at 5", the sun at 1.71", the cloud at 4" and the sand at 1.31".  I used my Gypsy to decide how big I measured each one, that is why the measurements are a little funky.  Elmo and the sun are both from the Sesame Street Holidays cartridge, the cloud is from Paper Dolls For Everday, and the sand is from the Best of Pixar cartridge.  The sand can be found behind Dory using the icon feature.  Here is another card I made using the same sand.  

The paper colors I used from Stampin' Up are: Real Red (Elmo), Pumpkin Pie (nose), Wild Wasabi (shorts and mask), and River Rock (Sand).  I put Glossy Accents on Elmo's mask and flippers to make them look wet.  The sand and Elmo were attached using pop dots to add dimension.  The sentiment is from the Pink By Design Simply Everything stamp set.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Friday, July 13, 2012

Stamp Pad Organization

So here is how I have organized my Stampin' Up stamp pads.

I found this idea online, I will create a link at the bottom of this post to send you to the instructions if you are interested.  This is made of foam poster board if you can believe it and is really quite sturdy.  I have it in the window sill above my craft table and LOVE it!!!  Everything is just within reach.  I have my stamp pads organized according to color family and then have my other stamp pads along the right side.  They will probably have to move to the bottom at some point because I would love to get the Stampin' Up In Color pads in the future.  On the top I have my Ink Refills as well as my Ink dots and stamp cleaning pad.  This project is time consuming and kinda tough so be prepared if you want to do it!!!  Mine turned out all right, but I am somewhat of a perfectionist and it didn't go together perfectly, everything was fine until I tried to put the sides on.  Have Fun!!!

Here is the website: Syzygy Of Me
If you are interested she also has instructions on how to make foam board Copic Storage :)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Ink Dots!!!

So here is my way of saving a little extra cash when 
I ordered my Stampin' Up supplies.

I already knew that I wanted to get the ink pads in the Brights, Subtles, Regals and Neutrals.  I also knew that I wanted to get the ink refills that coordinate with each of the above groups.  I really, really wanted the ink spots that go along with each of these too,but by now my money is getting tight, so this was my solution.  I ordered this cute dauber box from and downloaded the corresponding chart from the same site.  It glues right in the top of the lid.  Then I ordered my extra daubers from Stampin' Up which truly was the best deal I could find.  Last but not least I labeled each of the spaces in the chart with name of the ink in which I will use it with.  It works out perfect.  10 slots for Brights, 10 for Subtles, 10 for Regals, and 8 for Neutrals (I also have craft white), with one to spare.  I love these little daubers, they give you much more flexibility than the big ink pad does.  

The box was $8 something and a package of 12 daubers (I had a few laying around) was $10.95.  
I ended up saving myself about $36.
Just click on the links above to check out either item!!!

I don't know if any of you are like me...but the handwriting on the ink dot chart was driving me crazy, I like things typed, but because it was a pdf file I couldn't type in the color names. husband helped me to create a table in Word.

Here is how to create one of your own.
*Create a table 8 x 5
*Highlight the table and Right Click
*Go to Table Properties
*Click Table Tab
Preferred Width: 7.25"
*Click Row Tab
Specifiy Height: .88"
*Click Colum Tab
Preferred Width: .88"
*Cell Tab
*Highlight Table and Click Center Text
I used the Hobo font at size 11
*Start typing :)
 I also put a dot of color on each of the color names, I am a visual person and it helps me to locate the ink dot faster!

I don't know how to put this on my webpage so others can download it, but if you want a chart pre- made with the Stampin' Up colors already filled in leave me a comment with your e-mail address and I will send it to you in an attachment!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Thank you BEAR-y much!!!

I had sooo much fun creating this card!!!  I love my new Stampin' up supplies!!!  I chose the color I wanted the bear, Soft Suede, and then looked at my color coach and found the coordinating colors, So Saffron and Regal Rose, just right for the project I wanted.  Then when I felt like I needed definition or depth I had the coordinating ink to go with the paper!  I loved it!!!  On to the details...

This card was made from a free SVG file that I got from Treasure Box Designs.  I love this many cute designs.  I cut all of the pieces using my Silhouette SD.  The face was created using Treasure Box Face Stamps.  All of the paper and ink used is from Stampin' Up.  The embossing on the Regal Rose paper is a Cuttlebug folder called Perfectly Paisley.  (My son wants credit for the sentiment...yes he is the one that came up with it!!!)

I am entering this project in the Monica's Creative Madness Challenge "Anything Goes"

Monday, July 9, 2012

Stampin' Up Website

Yay!!!  I have a Stampin' Up website!!!  It is:

I love Stampin' Up's paper, ink, crayons, markers, stamps etc. Everything is top quality.  The problem always came though that when I went to order it I needed a demonstrator to I became one!!!  I would love to become your personal demonstrator!!!  Feel free to check out my website and order!!!