Disney Album 2 - Class 1 Continued

The final page for this month's class is Alice in Wonderland. Here is the picture:

I hope you like this months three pages and I am looking forward to seeing you in October for Villains.

Until then may your days be filled with laughter and magic.

Disney Album 2 - Class 1

WOW! Can you believe that it's almost the middle of September. Where has the year gone? Mom was just sitting here and reminded me that I better get to working on my Christmas thank-you's if I plan on getting them out in a timely manner --- what happened to getting the Christmas cards made and addressed as you all know how good I am at sending out Christmas cards (remember last years cards are still sitting in the box). Uggg... To much to think about now especially when we have DISNEY to talk about.

Album one is finished so it's time to begin anew with album 2. Invitations are being sent as we speak, email me if you are missing your e-vite.

Class 1 is scheduled for either THIS Sat. 9/12/09 at 11:00am or Tues. 9/15/09 at 6:30pm. You pick the date/time that works best and I'll be here. Be sure to RSVP so I know when to expect you.

So should I give you a sneek peak?.......... Okay you twisted my arm.

Think this says it all. Let me know what you think!

Until I see you may your days be magical.

EXPO Results & a FREE give-away!

Wow! Expo was a blast and a HUGE success...

Expo Booth

Thank-you to everyone who came out said, "Hi".

As promised, here are a few sample projects using the various punch art that was at the booth. Oh and good news, if you leave me a comment (with your name and email address) I will randomly draw a name for a FREE cupcake memo pad.

These were both created using the Farm Punch Art Candy

Likewise, these were both created using the Zoo Punch Art Candy

I will be back tomorrow to show you more ideas using punch art, including a cute cupcake party favor, a Halloween candy tin and the inner pages of the Zoo paper bag album.
Happy posting and enjoy!

Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Expo

So tomorrow marks the 17th anniversary of the Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Expo in Loveland, CO at The Ranch (next door to the Budweiser Event Center) and that's where you'll find me. I'll be the cute one in the Stampin Up! booth :) I would LOVE to see you!!!!

My friend and upline Jo talked me into participating and asked me to bring a few make-n-takes. After several debates, Mom and I decided on "punch art" items. Here are the two project display boards:

Spider Peppermint Treats

Cupcake Memo Pads

In addition to the projects above, Mom and I put together two "punch art" candy packages. The farm package includes a cow, sheep, pig and a fence. The second zoo package includes an elephant, lion, bear and giraffe. We had great fun punching and glueing. Hope everyone thinks they are as cute as we do - here's a picture:

I have some examples put together using these cute critters and will post them after the expo.

4th of July

Can you believe that the year is half over? Where did the days go? Well, if I could answer that question I would be a millionaire. Anyways, Mom and I have been working on goodies for the 4th of July to share with family and friends. It has been a bit of a challenge with an 8 year-old helper (why is school out?), but I thought you might enjoy seeing all the items that have been created.

The outermost favors are little purses filled with mints. These are 4x8" strips of paper scored and folded at 3.5" and 4.5", to form a base. Then using my SU! large oval punch, I punched the handle. The purses were then filled, tied shut and decorated.

Next to the purses are matchbox favors filled with Hammonds art candy (see my post on June 23 for more information). The matchboxes are created with the SU! matchbox die and big shot. This may be my favorite big shot die as these boxes are sooooo cute and super simple to create. In addition they hold 4 small pieces of candy or two fun size candy bars, just enough for a candy fix on any occasion.

Moving inward from the matchboxes are lifesaver firecrackers, filled sour cream containers and candy rockets. The lifesaver firecrackers are rolled lifesaver rolls (hard to find). I attached a piece of string to the end of the roll to create the fuse, rolled the lifesavers in decorative paper and then attached a piece of star wire to the middle as a decorative element.

Sour cream containers are 4.25x5.5" rolled into a toilet paper tube, and then squishes at one end, filled and then squished at the other. The ends were then run through my crimper to ensure that they wouldn't split open. My sour cream containers were filled with cherry mints - the 8 year-old loves 'em.

The last item is the candy rockets. Here's an up-close picture.

The rocket is a miniature roll of mentos, I found these at my local Party America store, attached to a glittery pencil. I attached a piece of #5 perle cotton to the candy (this is the fuse) and then wrapped my decorative paper (measuring 2x3") around both the candy and the pencil ensuring that the fuse was close to the pencil. This provides the base for the rocket, then as a decorative element I added an 8" piece of star wire to the base of the rocket. Voila!

In total there are 120 goodies. I think our 4th of July celebration will be great and I certainly hope yours will be as well!

About Me

Hello! My name is Erin and I admit it I am a scrap and stamp o-holic. I won't try and hide it, maybe one day I will find my way to classes for help, but today I am taking the first step - admittance. I am a very proud mom of a beautiful eight-year-old daughter. My daughter is the reason I scrap and stamp - without her the memories I preserve simply wouldn't mean as much. As if I haven't shared enough about me, I have the most phenomenal mother on the planet. My mom is my rock, my best friend and my hero. I am proud to be her daughter! ~E~