Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Valentine's Shaker Box

Okay, my daughter wanted something different for Valentines, so...Ta-da! Here are shaker boxes. They will be put into tiny baggies, so no mess for our poor teacher. The backs say You "shake" me up Valentine! and the usual To/From. Yea, so 25 of those later and I still have two more kids to go. Boxes were cut from Cricut's Tags, Bags, Boxes & More. The lips stamp is from Michael's $1 rubber stamps and embossed with Red Tinsel embossing powder. I used the films that the acrylic $1 stamps come in to make the window. The things inside are tinsel glitter, tiny heart confetti, and XXOO confetti.
The boys are much easier...my first grader is using smiley stamps and mini notepads in baggies with a tag that says "Valentine, You make me smile!" My preschooler is giving mini Crayola coloring books and crayons in baggies that say "You Color My World!" Cheesy, I know, but what Valentine's card isn't???
Sorry for the lousy pic...I tried several angles and this was the best I could get. As always, thanks for looking! April

Monday, January 25, 2010

Percy Jackson and the Olympians invitations

My daughter and I have been reading the Percy Jackson series and she is so excited for the movie. It comes out the week before her birthday, so that is what we are doing for the party. She is taking a group of friends to see it on her birthday because they have no school that day. Here are the invitations. I used Stampin' Up Pumpkin Pie card stock and got the font from dafont.com. This font is called Dalek. I also got Ancient Greek font for the person's names. I tore the top and bottom edges, then roughed up the sides with my finger nail. I then inked all the way around with Cat's Eye chalks in Chestnut and Charcoal.

We are making each child a t-shirt too, so I'll post those as soon as we get the transfers done. Thanks for looking! April

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Guitar Embellishment

My six-year-old son got his first acoustic guitar from Santa. He likes Twilight and the Cullen Crest, so he asked me to decorate his guitar for him. I used Jet Black Staz-On and rubber stamps. The crest is from the Twilight stamp tin set from Barnes and Noble and the swirls are from the Twilight-inspired stamps from Artful Inkables. The guitar is a natural wood with a very smooth, but not glossy finish. I forgot that the design can spread on wood because of the grain, so it came out a bit thicker than I would have liked. It still looks pretty good and I think he will love it. Keep in mind that the photos were taken when the ink was still a bit wet. Thanks for looking! April

Monday, January 4, 2010

Mickey Album

Here are the pics of the 8x8 swap I did last year. I finally found a use for them and put them together as a Christmas gift for my brother-in-law and his wife. I added pics for some of the album and left many blank for them to fill in later. I added embellishments here and there and stamped in the titles. I know Jenn M. and Moira did a couple of the LOs, but don't remember everyone. I can't wait to see Carl and Amanda's reaction to it. Thanks for looking! April