Thursday, July 31, 2008

More Roomie Box Items to Share

Here are a couple more shares that I put in the swap box for my "roomie". The first is a bag in a box which I put some chocolate treasures. I wasn't sure what kind of shape the chocolate would be in once it reached Cincy having been in a hot postal truck, but she said it was fine. I guess it didn't have too much time to melt really bad, just going 100 miles or so. You can find the tutorial at Diana Gibbs' blog. It was really easy to make and is a great little bag to put small gifts in.

The 2nd picture is a different kind of post it note holder. This holds the mini post-its. You can see the tutorial for this project at Angie Juda's tutorial blog called Stampin' Academy. The instructions are easy to follow and make a cute little gift for SOS (someone special) ; )

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Long Time, No Share...I'm Back Though

I know it's rather sporadic when I take the time to share. Somehow though, I've lost my stamping mojo, and just haven't felt like it lately. To be truthful, until this past weekend, I haven't stamped since March. Don't really know why, but I just haven't. I joined a Not Going to Convention group on Yahoo called VC Rocks, and only joined 1 swap...the Hotel Roomie Swap. What we had to do was make a goody box for our "roomie" in the Virtual Hotel. Things that we would give our real roomie if we were going to convention. I always have alot of fun with this type of swap, and typically will go overboard. Anyhow...the things I'm sharing here, are the things I sent to my roomie.

Even though my roomie and I have sent each other our boxes, I'm hoping to meet her IRL this weekend.
As a result of this swap, I found out she lives not 5 miles from my mom up in Cincinnati.

SO...this fancy fold card. I learned how to do this from a creative stamper named Dawn Griffith. You can view her tutorial here.

For this project, I used all Stampin' Up! supplies (of course) ! I used the soon to be retired Bali Breeze Designer Paper, Tempting Turquoise CS, Certainly Celery CS, and Whisper White CS. I also used the Stitched Exotics and Define Your Life Stamp Set.

Who knew??? Adding 1 little picture to this post could mess up the whole thing. Maybe that's why I don't post too often. It's alot of work.

This little card was also enclosed in my swap. I will have to search my list of blog sites to find out who inspired this one. I know I saw a tutorial somewhere so I will include it when I find it.

The base of this card is Pale Plum with Certainly Celery layered on top. I then stamped the large flower from the Stitched Exotics stamp set on Basic Black CS with white Craft Ink. When it dries, you color the white with (soon to be retired) metallic pencils. Go over certain parts of it with your white gel pen to give it more depth. I used silver metallic CS to make the tag with the oval punches, 3/4" circle punch and 1/4" circle punch, ran some Celery ribbon through and Voila!

That's all for now. I'll share the other things tomorrow.