Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Post it note project question

Would you like a Tutorial on the post-it note holder I made for my friend Helen?  if so please leave a comment here on this post.

I have gotten a few emails but want to make sure there is enough interest  Thanks.  Glad everyone liked it so far.



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A Fall Wedding Invitation


I participated in a Wedding Invitation swap a few weeks ago.  Instead of the traditional black and white, I went for a Fall theme.  At Stampin Up!, we have such beautiful stamps I thought it would be FUN to create one a little out of the box.

here is a shot of a few, I made 18 in total.


and the inside:


and the R.S.V.P.


the whole thing:


SPECS: invite it 8 wide  x 9.25 tall, score at 4  
POCKET: 4.75 x 4.  score at 1/2" on 3 sides.  snip short score lines and form pocket.
Belly band is 1.5 x 8.5
RSVP is the small note card size from Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Day of Gratitude, Sincere Salutations, Four Frames
Paper: Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, Whisper White
Ink: Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze
Accessories:  white satin ribbon





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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A gift for Helen!

My good friend Helen stamped with me on her Birthday.  So I made her some homemade baked treats and this cute little Birthday post-it note holder for her desk at work.

this is the posit note side:


the chocolate and Pen side


and another side view:


Note:  I cased this from a similar project online.  I made up my own SPECS to re-create the project.  

Post-it note box: 5.25 x 5.25 scored at 1" on all 4 sides.  snip show score lines to form the box.

cut matching card stock to 9 x 3-1/8.  Score this piece at 3, 6.5, 7.5, and 8.5.  this is the folded "tent" piece that connects the post it note box and the envelope box.  there is a flap that tucks under the post-it box on the bottom that you can not see.  

Cut TWO scallop envelopes from the SU big shot die.  trim ONLY the bottom envelope  flap to 1/2 inch on both die cut pieces.  Attach them together to form the box.  

assemble as shown, then embellish!  


Stamps: Petite Pairs
Paper: calypso coral, Berry blossoms dsp, glimmer paper
Ink:  calypso coral
Accessories: ribbon, Simply scored, build a cupcake, decorative label and oval punches, buttons, Scallop envelope big shot die, standard 3" post it notes from my stash




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Monday, September 26, 2011

Jill's 12 weeks of Christmas is coming!


If you're excited about gearing up for Christmas and adding a handmade touch to your Christmas this year, then you're going to want to be sure that you're on my e-mail list to receive 12, exclusive Christmas Projects!

Starting SATURDAY October 1st, my email subscribers will receive an e-mail once a week for 12 weeks. Each e-mail will contain the photographed project, instructions and supply list. These projects will not be shown here on my blog, it is only for e-mail subscribers!

To join in on my 12 Weeks of Christmas Event, all you need to do is join my e-mail newsletter list in the left hand side bar of my blog right Under:    SIGN UP FOR MY EMAIL NEWSLETTER


Can't wait to share these special Christmas Projects with You!



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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Triple Treat Smiles

I will share some founders circle swaps this week.  Its POURING down rain here in PA and I can not get any good pictures. The swaps were amazing this year! 




Stamps: Triple Treat flower, Petite Pairs
Paper: Crumb cake, soft suede, First edition, very vanilla
Ink: Soft suede, more mustard, pool party
Accessories: Fancy flower, 5 petal flower and 1/2 circle punches, crumb cake seam binding



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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Founders the final Day and Surprise


Here is my Team the Silver spoons.  What wonderful new friends I have made and a fun outing at the Coral Canyon golf course.  



We drove all over the golf course.  So fun those golf carts!


These bunnies were as big as my dog!  Holy smokes-- there were tons of them everywhere.  Here in the east we have geese on the course.


Stunning and beautiful on the course.  


the Final dinner was amazing after the event- boy were we hungry!!!


Everyone was a winner!


Before I left my daughter said expect a surprise when you get home.  This normally means lots of pictures and love notes for me.  

When I got home I got lots of pictures and she gave me this.  a decorated can with notes inside.  They were a little soggy but still readable.


My favorite :  I diet your coke
Translation:  I am your diet coke

Love her so stinking much!



Have a GREAT DAY.  Be back tomorrow with some of my favorite swaps!




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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Founders Day 2 and my Swap

Here are a few Shots of the 2nd Day of my trip.

I made 3 of these cute Cup holders.  Inside was a cup from the grocery store filled with chocolate.  Packaged all pretty.



Here is Laurie with her cup and Becky a Rising star!  Love these ladies!


Here we are at the PJ party.  FUN!  


Here are the RemARKables at the event.  


I took the trip to Kanab where they manufacture the stamps!  WOW. such a great learning process.
and the warmest welcome EVER.  just look at her face.  




With Shelli 


the Rock outside the Building


the Rubber at the playground.  FUN!


Becky & I


Jan & I


the Sweet Shoppe- and there were 0 calories in every treat they had for us!!!



Here is my Swap card.  Button Buddies and Berry Blossoms!
much more vibrant in real life.  



Stamps: Button Buddies, Petite Pairs
Paper: Calypso Coral, Berry Blossoms, lucky limeade, whisper white
Ink: Lucky limeade, Calypso coral
Accessories: Sweet Button embosslit, 1-3/8 and 1-1/4 circle punches,



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Monday, September 19, 2011

I am Back and what FUN

I returned home late last night from Founder Circle!  So much fun this year.  This was the 2nd time I have earned this trip.  I love the ladies I am getting to know better and I have so many new friendships too!



Here are a Few of my favorite shots from the first  day:  My new friends and my team- The Silver Spoons. what a great dinner we had together.  Lots of Laughs!


On Thursday we went on a hike in the Narrows of Zion National Park. (last year I went rock repelling)  There was quite a bit of rain so the water in the narrows was really high.  So we split the hike into a wet part and a dry part.  

Here we are getting ready


our neoprene water socks and water shoes.  


Kathy, Jan and I .  These women are such fabulous friends.  


off in to the 50 degree water.  As a result of the rain, the water was running very high, just below the point where we could not hike in it.  the water at some points was chest high!!  YES  I did go in that deep.  I had a brand new outfit for this.  All quick dry/water wicking hiking clothes.  right down to my "unders"


Now on to the dry part.   here we go right up the rocks.  there was a small trail, but not much. 



through the cave, really cool the temperature difference in the rock.  


When we got to the top, a most SPECTACULAR view and a picnic lunch provided by our 2 guides.


Jan took this shot of me.  its great how it shows the AMAZING beauty of the rock landscape. (I look pretty good too)


Kathy and I at the look out.  One steep drop for sure!






the Zion park hike was AMAZING.  I really love doing these outdoor adventures.  I'm sure working hard to earn this trip next year.  See you tomorrow for more pics from Founders circle!



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