Thursday, December 24, 2009




Mariah took these Christmas photos and I wanted to share her wonderful talent with all of you! Our house is warm and toasty on this chilly Christmas Eve morning. The smell of delicious honey ham baking is drifting through the house, all of our presents are wrapped and under the tree waiting to be opened, a funny Christmas movie is on tv and we are getting ready to deliver some gifts to some special friends. I am so blessed with a wonderful family and sweet friends, including my bloggy friends and I don't think that I could ask for more! Thank you so much for hanging in there with me this year, it's been a tough one, but 2o10 is looking so good! Here's to wishing you all Christmas Merries and New Year Happies! Love to you all!


Hugs and Happy Everything!

~Lorrie

Friday, December 18, 2009

Hey ya'll!




I have been really busy getting Christmas stuff ready and boy have we been busy little Santa's helpers at work! For the last three weeks, I have made 30+ gift baskets for clients and have been wrapping gifts like crazy. This is a picture of some of the gift baskets we put together and our clients loved them! They are stuffed to the brim with goodies!
I also participated in a craft fair last weekend and had a really good turnout. I will post some pics of my table as soon as I can get them uploaded.


I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!


Until next time, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!

~Lorrie

Sunday, December 6, 2009

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas....


This is a floral arrangement that I made for my craftiest friend Melissa's birthday. She had the choice of a paper craft or a floral one and she chose floral. I'm glad she did because I am really thrilled with how this turned out and she loved it! It is full of greenery and carnations and little pinecones and even has a sweet little red bird sitting on the top. I got the sleigh from Carolina Pottery for a steal, only $7! They had some larger ones that I really should have bought for myself, but they were probably snatched up quickly. I have really enjoyed making floral arrangements for a while, but paper crafting will always be my "thing". Some paper crafting has been done this past week and as soon as I can find some decent batteries for my camera, I'll get them posted. Well, I am off to stamp 30 Christmas cards for my job. Hope to see ya'll again real soon.
Until then, Hugs and Happy Craftin'!
~Lorrie

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Peaceful Tidings

This is another Christmas ornament made from a coaster. I just love this size which is 4" square. I swiped the sides of the coaster with a Pretty in Pink ink pad and then covered the front and back with retired SU! Designer Paper. I really wish that I had bought more of it, it's so pretty! I have had the little bird for a while and am just now using it. It was actually a chipboard and I really wanted to use it again and again, so I traced it onto Whisper White cs, cut out, stamped the swirly image from Wings of Friendship in Going Gray ink and then covered the whole bird with Iridescent Ice ep. The little leaves were punched out of a piece of Old Olive that I covered in Iridescent Ice ep. The buttons are from SU!'s Fresh Favorites I button pack. I also added a little piece of silver cord to each button. The ribbon is from a retired ribbon originals pack. The sentiment is from a rub-on pack. Before the bird and leaves were added, I covered the whole thing in Iridescent Ice ep to make it extra sparkly! I like sparkly!

So that's it for today! Until next time, Hugs and Happy Craftin'!

~Lorrie

Saturday, November 28, 2009

My sweet girl in pink

This was created using SU!'s My Digital Studio. Mariah's birthday was this past Tuesday and I got her a chocolate chip cookie birthday cake and of course it had to be pink! She is a pink girl. She has more pink clothes than anyone I know. When you look in her closet, it's like pink exploded in there! So you know I had to create a pink page for her. I found this sweet pink frame HERE. I love all of it!! I downloaded all the color frames, so I'm pretty sure that you will see some of them again. I am starting to really like the digital stuff, although I am not nearly as professional as my bestest crafty friend Melissa. I've got nothin' on her in the digital craftin' area at all! She calls me the Queen of Everything (yes, it's a stolen title from Mary Engelbreit), but she is definitely the Queen of all things Digital cuteness! I can't compete with her there!
Mariah wasn't feeling too well on her birthday, so that's why she isn't giving me her best smile. She started a new medication for seizures the night before her birthday and it made her feel really loopy. I really hope that this new medication works better and she can become seizure free. This has been such a hard few months on her. Not knowing why she is having them and not knowing when she might have one. It's really hard for me to watch my child go through this. I just feel almost helpless. But, we go back to the neurologist on Monday and I am going to request an MRI. Please keep her in your prayers for some good news!

So that's all for today folks! Until next time we meet, Hugs & Happy Craftin'!

~Lorrie

Monday, November 9, 2009

Happy Christmas!


I know, I know, it's not even Thanksgiving yet! But I am getting ready for another craft fair and am trying to get some Christmas ornaments made. I really like making them out of coasters. I purchased a bunch from a lady that was in my sideline group. She bought them in bulk online. I have also shamelessly taken the ones at Chili's and Olive Garden. Don't worry, I asked the waitress, lol. The ones that were purchased online are larger and sturdier than those at the restaurants. Anyway, here is one that I made last night. It is about 4" square. I covered it with retired SU! Designer Paper. The image is from Good Cheer and is colored in with SU! markers. I then covered the whole thing in Iridescent Ice EP. The lace, trim and button are from my stash of goodies that I have collected over the years. The red beads are extra pieces from some Christmas tree garland and the clear beads are left overs from another project. Sorry the picture is so dark. My new stamp area is a little darker than where I had it before, so the pictures don't come out as well. I will figure out a way to fix up a little photography "studio" to take better pictures.
Well, until next time, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!!!
~Lorrie

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Hello...


How have ya'll been? I have been pretty busy with work, kids, ect. My new job is going very well and I am getting in the swing of things again after not working for so long.
I made this card for a class a few weeks ago. Sorry the picture isn't great. The card base is Perfect Plum layered with Summer Sun and SU! dp (I don't remember the name). The image is from Dreams du Jour stamped on Very Vanilla with Timber Brown Stazon and colored in with SU! markers. The image is mounted on Pale Plum. The ribbon is retired from SU!
Well that's all for today! Until next time, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!
~Lorrie

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

If there is anyone out there....


still hanging in there...... waiting on me to post something...... well, better late than never? Oh my goodness, what craziness came with October! I started a new job after being unemployed since April and I think that I am finally getting into a routine, when wham! Got hit by some aweful sick bug! Dakota and I both were sick this whole past weekend and still have that lingering hacky cough, but atleast we don't have fevers and chills and yuck. Just a cough that sounds like a foghorn. I think we are in a contest to see which one of us can cough up an internal organ. But enough about the illness, on to the cuteness!


I made this a couple weeks ago, but didn't have a camera to take pictures of it. Yeah, I know, story of my life. Anywho, isn't it cute? This is a little basket/bucket made with the Pillow Box die cut. You can find the tutorial HERE. It is super easy and so versatile, use it for almost any occassion. Since it is Fall, I decided to use Fall colors, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Creamy Caramel and retired SU Designer Paper. I also ran each of the Pillow Boxes through a embossing folder before assembly. The sentiment is from the Yummy stamp set. I put crinkle paper in the basket and plan to fill it with yummy chocolates.


So, I hope to be able to take some more pics of some other cute things and share them with you soon. Until next time, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!


~Lorrie

Monday, October 12, 2009

I made my own blog banner!!!

Yep, that's right! I made it using My Digital Studio. Ain't it purdy?! I am so addicted to this program, well, when I get the free time to play. I started a new job 2 weeks ago after being unemployed since April and boy is it hard to get back into the swing of things. I know that I told ya'll before that I would post more often and I'm sorry I haven't. I am trying to get back into the swing of juggling work, kids and stamp time. And I finally got my camera back from my child who has had it for some time now. So now I can actually take pics of stuff I've made. As soon as I clean off my desk so I'll have a place to take those pictures, I'll get all the new stuff posted, including pics from the craft fair table from a couple weeks ago. I really appreciate all of you that visit my blog, even though I have been a big slacker lately. Thanks for hanging in there and not giving up on me yet. I'll see ya'll soon!!

~Lorrie

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I am so lovin' the new My Digital Studio!!!


Oh my goodness! This program is so easy to use! This is the first project that I created and I am so excited! It took no time at all, except that I had a really hard time choosing from all the elements there are. This was made from scratch, I chose all the elements and placed them where I wanted. I have done two more layouts using a template that is available. So far I am in love!!! I had heard that it was easy and boy they weren't lying! I have never tried digital scrapbooking before and I am computer stupid for the most part, so I was a little skeptical, especially when I couldn't get it to install at first. Turns out that my computer was totally screwed up and it had nothing to do with the software. So, now my computer is back to normal (well as normal as it gets with a kid using it all the time, lol) and I can play, play, play with this new product! I gotta take some more pics to work with now. And then fight with the kid to use the computer, lol!
I still have to take pics of the cards from Saturday's card class and post them, so be on the look out for those as well as the other projects that I made with the My Digital Studio. And if you are interested in the software, I will be absolutely delighted to help you order it!
Thanks for stopping by today! Until next time, Hugs and Happy Stampin', or Scrappin' or Craftin', which ever the case may be!
~Lorrie

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Merry Christmas ornament


This is a Christmas ornament that I made using the Top Note die cut, just like in the last post with the Boo Banner. The base is a piece of chipboard covered with a piece of SU! designer paper that has been retired. I am trying to use up all my scraps and retired stuff to make room for NEW stuff!! The sentiment is from Good Cheer. I love this set, it's so cute and sweet, even though there are only 3 stamps in the set. My first attempt at coloring the Santa and reindeer stamp in the set wasn't too great, but I will make it into something this week anyway. I stamped the sentiment on Old Olive with Timber Brown Stazon and distressed the edges. I adhered a scallop punched piece of Real Red to the bottom and added a frayed piece of ribbon above it. The ribbon is called Sleigh Bells. I just frayed the ends by pulling a few threads. The holly leaves are stamped on Old Olive, colored with markers, cut out and mounted on top of the ribbon with pop dots. I added a Jumbo Eyelet to each top corner and then thread the same ribbon through and then added brads to hold the ends of the ribbon together. And voila! A sweet little Christmas ornament! I want to make several more like this for the upcoming craft fair.
I had my second card class of the month at out local leisure center. Only one lady showed up, but it was well worth it. She loved everything we made. That is what I love about being a SU! demonstrator. Inspiring even one person is so gratifying. I love sharing this little bitty craft with other people!
So that's it for today. I have to take pictures of the other cards and projects I've been working on so that I can share them with all of you!
Until next time, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!
~Lorrie

Thursday, September 17, 2009

BOO!



I made this for an upcoming craft fair. I used the Top Note die cut and various other die cuts. I also used some of the retired SU! designer paper that I've been hoarding. The other papers I used are Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Whisper White, Basic Black and a little Barely Banana (behind the pumpkin to make his eyes, nose and mouth show up better). The base of each piece is chip board cut out with the Top Note die cut and then the dp over that. The ribbon that holds it all together came in a little pack from the "T" store. The scallops are cut out using die cut from another company. I hope SU! comes out with something like that soon!
As many of you have probably heard, Stampin' Up has changed the demonstrator agreement to add a few new rules that basically restrict us from mentioning competing company names or having links to competing companies on our blogs, email, ect. Which is fine with me because I am somewhat of a Stampin' Up snob. I have yet to find stamps or paper or many other products we sell that are better. I mean, SU!'s quality is great! Plus I do get a discount :) There are a lot of demonstrators that are upset about it, but it is their perogative to quit if they want. I can tell you that I won't be quitting any time soon. It just seems like good business to promote "my" business instead of sending people to the competitor. This will also explain why my blog looks a little different. I deleated my blog roll because, again we are not supposed to have links to other companies and I don't know what content might be put on someone else's blog. Maybe that's taking it to the extreme, but I wanted to be "safe". I may add another blog roll at a later date. There are several blogs that I read or look at just for inspiration. I hope that my blog is that for some of you. I promise to try to post a little more often than I have lately. Life has just been getting in the way of stamping and blogging. But I will try to do better.
I have started a new card making/paper crafting class at my local Leisure Center, so if any of you live in my area (Lexington, SC) and would like to attend, they will be held at the Lexington Leisure Center every 1st and 3rd Saturday from 10:00 to 12:00 and the cost is $15.00. That means my next class is THIS Saturday!!! I will post the cards that I created for this class over the next few days.
So, if you are still with me, sorry it was such a ramblin' post today! I get a little carried away sometimes :)
Until next time, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!
~Lorrie

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

WHEW!!!

I haven't been blogging lately because......
I am working on getting my daughter's room cleaned, painted, new flooring and decorated.........
to set up as my new stamp space!
Well, she's going to share her bedroom with me. She has moved into the dorms at Columbia College which is about 20 minutes away from home and took almost everything with her. She wanted to make it as homey as possible. Her room is pretty barren right now, only a bed and night side table, while I paint and install the laminate flooring. It will still be her room when she comes home on the weekends and over the holidays. She is such a sweet girl to allow me to take part of it over. For the past two years my craft area has been in the tiny little foyer in my house. I am excited to actually have a little more room to create in. I will post pics of before, during and after as soon as it's all done. I may need a little break for my knees to recover from laying that flooring, but I will post some new creations soon, too! Until then, wish me luck for a speedy room transformation!

~Lorrie

Monday, August 17, 2009

Tri-Shutter Card

I am really getting brave trying these new fold techniques! Don't get me wrong, I LOVE techniques, but different card folds intimidate me for some reason. But, my bestest crafty friend Melissa made one of these and it was so pretty I had to try it! The hardest thing about this card was figuring out which papers to use. The only 12x12 thicker card stock I had was this green, an orange and a white. I wasn't in the mood to use orange and the white just wasn't doin' it for me either, so I went with the green. It made me think Christmas, so that's what I went with. The DP is from the SU! Holiday Treasures. I also used the retired Riding Hood Red. I made an accordian flower for the main focal point, but the center is something something a little different. I had a bunch of Christmas ornaments that had broken and being the pack rat that I am, I could not bring myself to throw away the little metal top on them. So, I flattened it and then I rubbed alcohol ink on it, blending different colors until I got the desired shade of red. I also added a button in the center that I used alcohol inks on. I then embossed the whole thing with Iridescent Ice ep and adhered it to the accordian flower to make the center. The directions on how to make the accordian flower can be found HERE. (When you get a few minutes, you have to check out Kelly's blog, it's awesome!) The swirls on the top and bottom center panels are from Season of Joy that I stamped and embossed with Iridescent Ice ep. The sentiment is from Cute and Curly stamped in Riding Hood Red and cut out. You can find the technique instructions HERE.
Hope you enjoyed today's post! I am working on some other projects and hope to get them posted soon. Until next time, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!
~Lorrie

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Stair Step Fold Card


My first attempt at a stair step fold card. Not too bad, but I learned my lesson on a few points for how to put a card like this together. First I learned to not use patterned paper over the folds because (if you can see it) on the first fold, my dp ripped a little. Second, there is really no reason to decorate the last (back) folded piece because it doesn't really show unless the card is completely opened. But all in, all I think it turned out ok. My card base is Pretty in Pink with a piece of DP from SU! Raspberry Tart paper on top. The butterfly is from SU! butterfly Big Shot die cut and is cut from a piece of Pretty in Pink and a piece of the DP, layered together and adhered with a dimensional. The next fold is the main image which is a sentiment from Great Friend stamped on Pretty in Pink, punched with the Scallop Punch and layered on DP and Pretty in Pink cut using the Nestabilities Scallop Circle. The third fold panel is DP layered on Pretty in Pink punched with Scallop Border Punch and added dots with a SU! marker. The flowers on the second and third layers were given to me by my bestest crafty friend Melissa (thanks Mel!), but I'm not sure what company made them. The picture below shows the card all opened up! You can find the tutorial on how to make this type of card HERE.
Hope you enjoy! Until next time, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!
~Lorrie



Wednesday, August 5, 2009

How's about a Tax FREE weekend? eh?

That's right! The state of South Carolina is having a sales tax holiday from August 7 - 9. Because school supply items are included in this sales tax holiday, the below list of items will be tax free during the holiday period. Please note that you must place your order with Stampin’ Up! during the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax free.

Uni-ball Signo gel pen, 105021, $3.95
Basic Black Stampin’ Write journaler, 105394, $3.25
Stampin’ Write markers, various, $3.25
Many Marvelous Markers, 105541, $125.95
Watercolor Pencils, 101879, $19.95
Watercolor Wonder Crayons Bold Brights, 106695, $19.95
Watercolor Wonder Crayons Earth Elements, 106696, $19.95
Watercolor Wonder Crayons Rich Regals, 106698, $19.95
Watercolor Wonder Crayons Soft Subtles, 106697, $19.95
Watercolor Wonder Crayons Neutrals, 106746, $9.95
Stampin’ Pastels, 105542, $24.95
Craft & Rubber scissors, 103179, $19.95
Paper snips, 103579, $9.95
Craft & Paper scissors, 108360, $29.95
Pencil sharpener, 100745, $4.95
Blender pens, 102845, $9.95
2-Way Glue Pen, 100425, $3.50
SNAIL adhesive, 104332, $6.95
SNAIL refill, 104331, $4.50
Mini Glue Dots, 103683, $4.95
Pop-Up Glue Dots, 104183, $3.95
Stampin’ Dimensionals, 104430, $3.95
Anywhere Glue Stick, 104045, $3.95
Dotto, 103305, $12.95
Dotto refill, 100902, $6.50
Sticky Strip, 104294, $6.95
Tombow Adhesive, 110755, $3.95


You can place your order online here or contact me!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Become a part of something BIG!!!!



You read that right!
From July 15 - August 31, you can become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for only $85!
This special, limited-time Mini Starter Kit contains many of the items you need to get started in your new business, including:


  • For All You Do stamp set
  • In Color Classic Stampin' Pads (6)
  • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • In Color assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Business forms and tools
What a GREAT way to join the Stampin' Up! family and own your own business!!
Email me with any questions at lorrietori@msn.com. I'd be happy to talk to you!
Or you can go directly to my Stampin' Up! website and sign up! So easy to do!
Just go to my website and look for the Start Your Own Business button at the top right hand side!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Embossed Butterflies


This is a little creation that I came up with last week and I absolutely love how it turned out! My bestest crafty friend Melissa (yes I know I always call her that, but she is!!!!) and I bought a very pretty paper pack and split it, but I can't remember what company it's from. Mel if you're reading this, leave a comment so we'll all know what company made this gorgeous paper! Anyway, I had these leftover butterflies sitting on my desk and they were begging me to add them to this paper! Seriously! Does that ever happen to you? Ok, enough babbling, lol! I didn't want to cover up too much of the pretty paper, so the butterflies seemed like a good way to go. Then I thought that rub-ons would be a nice little touch but not take away too much from the paper. And since I had already broken in my sewing machine a couple days before, why not add a little stitching? It's odd how our creative brains work, isn't it? Or atleast mine anyway :)
The card base and other layer are the new In Colors, Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry. So pretty together and matched the dp perfectly. The butterflies looked a little "naked", so I just wrapped some silver cording around them for the body and antenaes.
Here are all the ingredients for this card:
Paper: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, unknown DP
Ink: none
Accessories: Butterflies Sizzix die cut, D'vine Swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder, Versa Mark, Iridescent Ice ep, Stampin' Up rub-ons, silver cording, sewing machine
I think that's it! Hope you enjoyed tuning in today!! Until next time, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!
~Lorrie
P.S: I keep messin' up the name of the In Color Melon Mambo. For some reason I want to type Mambo Melon or Melon Mango! So if I screw up the name and don't catch it, just laugh! Remember how I got my blog name? It's because I heard someone accidently say Pickled Tink instead of Tickled Pink and it reminded me of myself, but I liked it! I'm always saying things bassackwards!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Cardboard Box Card


Last week's Ways to Use it Challenge on Splitcoast was to use a piece of corrugated cardboard on your cards or projects and this is what I came up with! The image is from my bestest crafty friend Melissa's stash, so I'm not sure who made it. I've had this image stamped and colored for a while and thought it would be perfect to go with the cardboard, the only thing I did was sponged Creamy Caramel over the whole image to age it. I cut it out and mounted it on Chocolate Chip to make it stand out better. The card base is Old Olive with a layer of Cameo Coral with the sentiment from Elegant Cheer stamped in Brown Stazon in the right hand corner. I peeled the piece of corrugated cardboard apart by wetting the top layer and just pulling it off to expose the corrugated part. This still felt a little too bulky to put on the card, so I also pulled off the back layer to leave only the inside corrugated part. I then kinda smooshed it to soften the ridges a little. The ribbon is a piece of pink organza that I've had for a while, can't remember where I got it, sorry. I just tied it in a bow. Someone left a comment on Splitcoast that the cardboard looked soft and I didn't think so before until I read that. It does look soft, which is kinda strange. I personally never thought to use cardboard in this manner, but it looks good!
Well that's it for today! Until next time, Hugs and Happy Stampin'! Hope ya'll have a happy Friday!
~Lorrie

Saturday, July 4, 2009

CC225 ~ Safron Krafty Nights


This week's Color Challenge on Splitcoast was to use Night of Navy, So Safron and Kraft. These colors are so pretty together, kinda sophistocated, don't ya think?! My card base is Kraft, with a layer of Night of Navy that was punched at the bottom with the Eyelet Border punch and then a piece of K&Company dp (which I LOOOOOVEE!!!). The image is from Friends 24-7 colored in with SU! markers on Whisper White and double mounted on So Safron that was distressed and Night of Navy. The ribbon is a So Safron grosgrain ribbon and the button is SU! clear with a piece of leftover organza from the wedding. The button is double mounted on circles punched from the dp and Night of Navy. So that's it!



I have made two more cards this week to share with you! I think I'm on a roll! I also am trying to tackle the Ways to Use it challenge which involves using a piece of corrugated cardboard. It seems like it would be simple, but I'm not having an easy time with it. Check back again in a day or two to see what I come up with. Not promising that it will be great, but hey, it's something! lol



Until next time, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!!


~Lorrie

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

NEW In Colors!


Lovin' the New In Colors that are now available starting today! The new catalog is chocked full of wonderful goodness!!!!! The image on this card is a new hostess set, isn't it precious?! I colored directly onto the rubber with markers, huffed (to add moisture ;), and then stamped. The card base is the new Melon Mambo layered with Crushed Curry and a piece of the new Razzleberry Lemonade DP. Love it!!! The sentiment is stamped on Melon Mambo and punched out with the Scallop Circle, then added dots to each scallop with a marker.
I have another card to share, it's from yesterday's Color Challenge on Splitcoast. Hooray, I did one almost on time!!!! The colors are Night of Navy (I read it wrong the first time and almost used Not Quite Navy. Those names are too close!), So Safron and Kraft. So, I'll post the card as soon as I get a good pic!
Until then, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!
~Lorrie

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

CC224 ~ Pacific Tango Summer


This is for last Tuesday's Color Challenge on Splitcoast. Yeah, I know, I'm late again. I finally got my camera back, but it took me awhile to get used to it again, therefore, I didn't get a good pic of this until this morning. It's still a little dark, but it's better than the other 30 pics I took of just this one card, lol! So, the colors for last week's challenge were Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango and Summer Sun. I'm really sad that Pacific Point and Tangerine Tango are retiring as last year's In Colors, but the NEW In Colors are awesome! Wait until you see them, if you haven't already! Well, I'm gonna make this post a little short and just give the list of stuff used. It's getting late and I'm very tired. Until next time, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!
Stamps: Changito monkies (LOVE IT!!!)
Paper: Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Summer Sun, Whisper White
Ink: Black Stazon, SU! Markers
Accessories: Traffic Jam and Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folders, Crystal Effects (on the monkey's tongue and "spit?!")
~Lorrie

Monday, June 22, 2009

Inspiration Challenge - IC185


This card is for Saturday's Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoast. The inspiration was from the website called Bugaboo's. They sell the most adorable baby shoes. I went by two different shoes for my card. This one and this one. See, I told you they were cute! The card is pretty simple so I'll just list the products I used.
Stamps: none :(
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Whisper Whisper White
Accessories: Eyelet Punch, SU! rubons, corner punch, pape piercer
That's it for today! Hope you all have a great Monday!
~Lorrie

Sunday, June 21, 2009

I'm tinkerin' again

with the blog looks. I just can't seem to get it the way I like it. I really want to LOVE it and it hasn't happened yet. So that's why you will every so often see it change. I guess it depends on my mood. I kind of like this one, for a while anyway. I am tempted to hire someone to design exactly what I want because I can't really find "it" on any of the free download websites. So, if you know of someone who is not all that expensive, but talented, leave me a message with their website. It would be greatly appreciated!

Ta ta for now!
~Lorrie

Saturday, June 20, 2009

CC223

This is for Tuesday's Color Challenge over on Splitcoast. Breezy Ruby Whispers. Catchy name, huh? Hey, I don't come up with them! The colors are Baja Breeze, Ruby Red and Whisper White. The colors seemed very "country" to me, so that's the direction I took. The card base is Ruby Red with the retired French Script background stamped in Ruby Red. The imagea are Rustic Rooster and Bella Toile Background, stamped on Whisper White, colored in with Prismacolor pencils and the blended with odorless mineral spirits and a paper stump. My friend Melissa just found out about this technique and shared it with me. She also shared some of the mineral spirits and gave me one of her paper stumps. She is the bestest crafy friend a girl could ever have!!! She's also better at this technique than I am, lol! Love ya Mel! So, back to the card. (I know, I ramble). I also stamped the Linen background in Baja Breeze over the Bella Toile image to give it some extra texture. It is then layered on Baja Breeze and also added a Ruby Red corner layer. The Baja Breeze layer is Bella Toile stamped with Baja Breeze and layered on Whisper White. If you haven't noticed, there are a lot of layers on this card! lol. I think I might have said layered about eight times!



I found out earlier today that I'm getting my camera back next week!!!! I am so excited! The camera I've been using isn't the greatest and does not take the best pics, so I can't wait to get my "good" camera back!



Well, that's all for today folks! Until next time, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!



~Lorrie

Monday, June 15, 2009

More embossed butterflies



This card took forever to make! I started on it at my friend Melissa's house about 2 weeks ago and finally finished it up. I used up some of the Raspberry Tart Designer Paper that I'm really gonna miss! This card measures 5 1/4 " square. I'm really into making bigger square cards lately, if you haven't noticed, lol! The card base is Pretty in Pink with a layer of the polka dot dp in that paper pack, then a layer of Kiwi Kiss. I added two corner pieces of Pretty in Pink before I added the pretty flowery dp panel. The butterflies are from the Sizzix Butterflies die cut in Pretty in Pink cs. I ran them through the Birds and Swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder and then added Iridescent Ice ep. The sentiment is from Great Friend, stamped on Kiwi Kiss and mounted on Pretty in Pink. The ribbon is SU! white satin with a pastel pink button.
I gotta go work with my Mom for a little while today and while I'm gone, Lowe's is delivering my new washer and dryer!!!! They are the Frigedaire front load models and I am so excited! Who would have thought that someone could be so happy about doing laundry lol! If you had the washer and dryer I have had for the last 4-5 years, you'd be super excited, too!
So that's it for today folks! Until next time, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!
~Lorrie

Friday, June 12, 2009


I have had this idea in my head for awhile and finally got around to puting it into action! I made the blue flower from left over wedding stuff and it goes perfectly with the designer paper from K & Company. The card size is 5 1/4" square. The cardstock colors I used are Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss and Whisper White. I just took all the colors from the dp for my color palette. The image and sentiment are from Friends 24-7 stamp set and are colored in with Brocade Blue, Bordering Blue and Old Olive markers. Both of them are stamped on Whisper White and then sponged with Kiwi Kiss on a cotton ball to soften the harsh white. The image is mounted on Not Quite Navy and the sentiment is mounted on Kiwi Kiss. The flower was mounted on Kiwi Kiss that I punched out with the Scallop Punch and then added dots with the Brocade Blue marker. This is a pretty simple card, for me atleast. You know I have to use layers!

FYI if you don't already know, the new SU! catalog is coming out soon and I can't wait to get my copy! I placed my sneak peak order Tuesday and should get it with my complimentary catty next week! I will post the retired sets that I will be selling as soon as I am allowed. I haven't been parting with too many retired sets lately, but I think that I will let a lot of them go to new homes this go around.
I have one more card that I made this past week to share with you and will probably post it tomorrow. I have been having camera issues and playing around with different settings to get the best shots. I am not the computer guru that my daughter is, so I've been tinkering around trying to crop and make my pics a little better, so hopefully, I will be able to post a little more often than I have lately!
Well, that's it for me today! Until next time, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!
~Lorrie

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Featured Stamper


It's been a while since I participated in an SCS challenge, so it felt really good to join in for this week's Featured Stamper, Rox71 and her card can be found here . What an awesome gallery she has! It was hard to choose just one card to do, but it took me forever to get this one done. Maybe I'll lurk some more through her gallery this week and CASE something else. I love her layout and the butterflies, so I pretty much kept with the layout, except I flipped the card. I don't have a lot of butterfly images that are different sizes, so I used the Sizzix Butterflies die cut and used two butterflies, instead of a lot like she used. The card base is Kiwi Kiss with a layer of DP from Raspberry Tart, then a panel of Kiwi Kiss mounted with another piece of DP from the same paper pack. The horizontal panels are Cameo Coral, then Kiwi Kiss and Whisper White that were both punched using the Scallop Border punch. The sentiment is a clear stamp from Studio G that I got in the $1 bin at Michael's. It says "Spread your wings and fly". I also doodled both small panels with a Cameo Coral marker. The butterflies were cut from Pink Pirouette and then run through the D'vine Swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder, then I added Iridescent Ice embossing powder to both. The little swirlies on the sides are rub-ons from a SU! sheet that I've had for a while, can't remember which pack they are from though.

I made this card for my Mom to give to Mariah for graduation. My babies are growing up! It's almost depressing! Amber got married last Friday and Mariah graduates on June 8th. I'll only have one baby left at home come fall. I have learned that I need to cherish every second, because they grow up and become their own "bosses". Sometimes I just wish that I could go back in time and enjoy them as babies again. But, alas, I can't so I will just enjoy them now as young adults. I guess now I can be their friend instead of mean ole mom! Except to Dakota, I'm still mean ole mom to him, lol!

Well that's it for me tonight! Hope everyone had a productive, fun weekend! Until next time, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!
~Lorrie

Friday, May 29, 2009

I'm lovin' the art of Collage!

I remember watching my Grandmother making collages when I was a kid and now I have been seeing a lot of collages in magazines lately, so I had to try one and I love it! It is so much fun and so freeing. There is no wrong or right way and everything is just so random. I think that's really what I love about it the most. I can just glue down things that I like in whatever pattern or place I feel like it, and it looks great! I started out with the lid from a cigar box. I really liked the edging around the lid, so I left that exposed. I used two different scrapbook papers and distressed them both. The first is a yellow rose patterned paper and the second is a piece with old timey advertisements all over it. You can't really see much of these two pieces, they are just meant to be a base background for the whole piece. I used several different things for the images, the clock is from Sense of Time SU! stamp set, the little bird in the top right hand corner is from Spring Song SU! stamp set. The flower is a silk dogwood flower that I took the stamen out of, stamped a script print on and then glued the stamen back into place. The post card looking image at the bottom right is a stamp that my friend Melissa had, so I'm not sure what brand stamp it is. I colored the image in with watercolor pencils and distressed it with an ink pad and then did the cracked glass technique. Other things I used are a metal button from an old pair of jeans, a pink flamingo button, twigs, decoupage tissue paper, a transparency frame, ribbon, lace, cut out pieces from textured scrapbook pages and lots and lots of Mod Podge.
I have a lot of other items that I want to put in several different collages and I'm working on a collage like shadow box frame for my daughter, Amber's wedding gift using memorabilia from the wedding. Wouldn't these be great for graduates, baby, wedding gifts, etc?
I have a few cards that I have made in the last several weeks to share also, as soon as I can get some decent pics of them. My really good camera is being fixed and I'm having to use a not so great camera right now. I also finally got my computer back! I so missed my computer! Now I can try to be better about posting!!
Until next time, Hugs and Happy Craftin'!
~Lorrie


Sunday, April 26, 2009

Rustic Rooster


Hey ya'll! Sorry I've been gone for awhile. Life is crazy right now. I was laid off of my job on Friday and kinda bummed out, but I'm going to use the time for a couple of weeks to get ready for Amber's wedding which is May 22. I have already applied at a couple of places, but I'm not going to stress over it. I have a lot to do around the house and really want to get some items done so that I can maybe hit some gift shops to put stuff on consignment. Now is a pretty good time to work on my Stampin' Up! business, too. I know that I probably can't make much of a living on just selling my handmade items, but it sure would be nice.


I made this card a couple weeks ago, but with computer and camera issues, had not been able to post it until now. The card base is 5 1/12 inch square and is Ruby Red cs. All of the images are from the Rustic Rooster hostess set. The main image is stamped on a large tag that was dyed with coffee. I got a pack of them at the Stamp Fair that was here in Columbia back in February. Love that paper, it smells so good! lol. I might have to figure out how to make some of it! I embossed the rooster with black ep and then colored him in with different inks using a blender pen. I then stamped the french script, swirl and post mark stamps, from the same stamp set, all over with Old Olive, Ruby Red and Creamy Caramel. The main image piece is mounted on three different layers, two that were cut out with the Top Note die cut from Belle Rose patterned paper. All layers are also sponged. The ribbons are the wide organdy and the stitched ribbon, both of which have been retired. I stamped the script stamp on the organdy ribbon and heated it with the heat tool to age it.
Well, thanks for stoppin' by today. And thanks for hangin' in there while I haven't been posting much. I don't have much of an excuse now, since I do have some extra time on my hands. I have some other things to share with you very soon. Until next time, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!
~Lorrie

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter!!


Kind of non-traditional Easter colors, but I love this Parisian Breeze SU! DP! The card base is Baja Breeze. The stamps are from the dollar bin at Michael's. Love a bargain! I stamped the egg images on Baja Breeze in Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder. Each egg is cut out and mounted on a punched out piece of DP with the Curly Label punch. The sentiment is stamped and embossed on the same brown DP. I punched both ends with the Curly Label punch as well. The ribbons are from Taylored Expressions online store. That's it! Super simple but so sweet! Reminds me of Easter chocolates!
Hope you all have a very special Easter Sunday! Don't eat too much candy, though!
Until next time, Hugs & Happy Craftin'!!
~Lorrie

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Bella Rose

This DP is one of my favorite that SU!
has come out with. I love roses even though I can't grow them! My Dad and Brother got the green thumbs in the family. I do good with a few bulbs and shrubs in my yard. I'm a better paper flower grower, lol! So anyway, I really wanted the stamp set, Fifth Avenue Floral when it first came out, because of the big rose stamp. I thought that it would look so great layered. This took me awhile to do, but there are actually 6 layers to this rose. I stamped each one with Black Stazon on Riding Hood Red cs and cut each one out. Some of the petals are cut and just layered individually. Before I put it together, I distressed each one by rubbing a bone folder type tool over each piece to make it kind of wrinkled. Then I stamped the French Script Background stamp in Riding Hood Red on each one. I like the dimension that gave it. The card base is Kiwi Kiss, then a layer of Riding Hood Red that was punched at the bottom with the new Lace Punch. Next is a layer of the Bella Rose DP with a piece of White Organdy tied around it. The flower is adhered with dimensionals as is the tag that was stamped on Kiwi Kiss in Riding Hood Red and the sentiment is from the Friend to Friend stamp set. I could not get the ribbon tied in a very good bow, so I opted for a button from a vintage button pack from Hobby Lobby and I added a Red Fire & Ice Brad to the center. This card is very bulky and will probably cost twice as much to mail it, but isn't it worth it?!!!
I have a lot more to show you. Yes I have been busy stamping. Haven't been able to post until today, because the mother board went out on my computer. Computers are wonderful things, if they wouldn't break down! It's almost as bad as having car trouble!! What in the world did we do before computers? Oh yeah, we played outside or played board games or found something to watch on the 3 tv chanels we had! We had it so rough! lol
I will try to go ahead and set up the next few posts and see if I can figure out how to schedule them to post on different days.
So until next time, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!

~Lorrie




Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Wedding Bouquet!



Here it is! I stressed over this thing for the longest time! And yes, you see sea shells in there! I used white silk roses, baby's breath and little blue and cream colored berries. Amber wants real flowers added to it, not sure why, but that's what the bride wants. So the day before the wedding, I'm going to add some miniature calla lilies. Hope it looks good! The white ribbon hanging in the front is Stampin' Up! and the blue sheer ribbon is from AC Moore. So whatcha think?
Thanks for stopping by today! Until next time, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!
~Lorrie

Monday, March 23, 2009

Cute little bird....


I love the cute little fat birds from the Cheep Talk set. This card is 5 1/2 inch square, which I don't normally do, but I really wanted to use the DP from Pink Flamingo (my favorite paper in the new catalog!!!!) and I didn't want to cover too much of it up, so I made the card bigger, lol. The limb was stamped first in Basic Brown ink on Whisper White cs and again on a scrap piece in Green Galore, then I cut out only the leaves in the green and glued them to the branch. The bird was inked with markers and stamped onto the limb. The image piece was double mounted on Summer Sun and Tempting Turquoise. The card base is also Tempting Turquoise. I tied a piece of turquoise shimmery ribbon (can't remember where I got it) around the piece of dp before adhering it to the card base. The sentiment says "hello there!" from the Cheep Talk set, stamped in Basic Black on Summer Sun and then punched out with the Round Tab punch and layered on one that was also punched from Tempting Turquoise. This is one of the most cheery, happy cards I've made lately and I love it! It's really beginning to look and feel like Spring here, which won't last too long here in South Carolina before it starts getting hot and muggy, so I'm enjoying the mild weather for now! When it does get too hot, I'll just look at this card and think about how the weather is now!
Thanks for stoppin' by today! Hugs and Happy Stampin'!!!!
~Lorrie

Wedding Stuff!



My oldest daughter, Amber, is getting married in May and I am making most of the flower arrangements and I also made the bouquet! This is the arrangement that I made for the groom. The groom? you say? Yes, the groom. There is an area in the house they are getting married in that we can display pictures of them and so I made this arrangement to go in that area. They both love to fish and that has always been a big part of their time spent together. To them, going fishing is a big date! lol. So, hence the fishing basket full of flowers you might find near a pond or lake and it even has some cane poles with fishing lures hanging from them! I actually got the idea from an arrangement we saw at the house where they are getting married. Amber and Jon loved it and I said, "I can do that!" They really like how it turned out and I'm quite happy with it myself! Tomorrow, I'll share with you pictures of the wedding bouquet! I am really, really pleased with it, too! The next thing I have to work on is the wedding favors and I'll share those when they are ready.

Until next time, Hugs and Happy Craftin'!

~Lorrie

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Pretty Pink Lilacs



This is the card that I made for my Sister-in-Law's birthday. I got the idea for this card from Angie and you can see her beautiful creations here. She is just so darn talented!

I started with the circle and stamped the lilacs from the retired set Blossoms Abound in Pink Passion, Pixie Pink and Pretty in Pink on Whisper White cs. I also stamped the retired French Script background with Pixie Pink and Basic Brown and sponged the whole thing with Creamy Caramel. The lilac in the middle is stamped, embossed with Iridescent Ice EP and adhered with dimensionals. I also embossed the other lilacs. The dragonfly is from Organic Grace and stamped in Black Staz-on on Whisper White cs and colored in with SU! markers and also embossed. The card base is Kiwi Kiss. The organdy ribbon was distressed by zappin' it with the heat gun until it started to curl up. You have to be careful with that technique or you'll burn the ribbon. This I know from experience! I cut a small slit in the top crease fold of the card stock and slipped the ribbon through and then tied it around the card. The only thing I don't like about that is that the ribbon is visible from inside the card, but oh well! I hope she likes the card and the gift from the last post. I'm almost sure she will!

Today, I spent making a flower arrangement for my daughter's wedding. As soon as the final touches are done, I'll take some pics and share! I'm also making the bouquet which I'm terrified to make! Amber is slightly picky, but is having a hard time really making a decision on what she wants. She wants sea shells in it, because we are going with a casual elegant beach theme, but she also wants real flowers in it, so I'm trying to come up with something that she'll love. I'll also share that as soon as it's finalized. Last night I stamped the tags for the wedding favors. I bought a bunch of little glass bottles with corks and we will make a little note to slip inside each one to create a "message in a bottle". I've come up with a lot of little things for the wedding and reception, just have to get it all done! I'm getting nervous, but I know everything will come together.

Until next time, Hugs and Happy Craftin'!

~Lorrie

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Footprints
















This is a cigar box turned into art! I took the lid off and made it a shadow box. First I painted the box with light brown paint and covered inside and out with a piece of designer paper that I've had in my stash for a long time. I also Modge Podged the whole thing before I added the image piece. The image is Footprints in the Sand from Our Daily Bread Stamps. I stamped the image in Timber Brown Stazon and then colored it in with pencils. I added Summer Flower Soft to the plants and also glued small sea shells at the bottom of the image and filled in with little crystal chips (can't remember the real name) to resemble sand. Then I mounted the image on a piece of blue cardstock and then mounted it inside the box. I added ribbon around the inside and glued a larger sea shell in front. This is going to my sister in law for her birthday and I really hope she likes it. She usually does, but I always worry, lol!
So tomorrow, I'll share the card I made for her, too!
Until then, Hugs and Happy Craftin'!
~Lorrie

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Reach for the Stars!



Ok, so the pics didn't turn out great, but I'm posting this one anyway.

I love the new Animal Crackers set! All the little critters are adorable, but the giraffe is my favorite!

The card base is Certainly Celery with a piece of the FREE Sale-a-Bration dp called Delicate Dots layered on top. The image is stamped on Very Vanilla with Black Stazon and colored in with markers and then layered on a piece of Bashful Blue cs that was punched on one side with the scallop punch and then pierced each scallop. The ribbon is also from the FREE Sale-a-Bration ribbon bundle. Don't you just love FREE! The embellishment is the same dp cut out using the Buttons Sixxix with two of them layered and then I added a piece of the Martha Stewart colored baking twine that I bought months ago and then never used. Why do I do that? I guess that it's safe to say that I am a hoarder! lol.

So there is the first card that I made with all my new SU! goodies! Can't wait to show you the next one, as long as the new camera cooperates this time! Until then, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!

~Lorrie

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Technical Difficulties

The good news, I did make atleast one card with all my new stuff that Mr. Brown delivered last week! The bad news, I got a new camera for my birthday and for the life of me can't get the crazy thing to upload my pics to the computer. I promise, the card I was going to show you is so stinkin' cute!!!! I will keep trying to get my pics uploaded so you can judge for yourself. I also started on another cute card using the cracked glass technique. All that and more coming soon! Well, as soon as I get that crazy camera cord to work! Thanks for hanging in there!
See ya'll very soon!
~Lorrie

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sorry I've been MIA for awhile. I haven't really stamped anything new lately. I have made stuff, just nothing new to show here. In the last 2 weeks, I have made 10 more coaster sets and 2 purse tags, and I have stamped some images and colored them, but haven't finished the cards yet. Since that last time I posted, I started working out with my friend who is a personal trainer and it's been tough, but I'm going to get in shape if it kills me! No seriously, I just want to feel healthier, not so tired and rundown. Maybe when it's all done, I'll have more energy to stamp more! I also had a birthday! It was my 43rd and no I don't mind telling people how "old" I am. Most people say I don't look that "old" which makes me feel good! Wait until I lose all this fat!!! hahah! Hey, I have to poke fun at myself. It's the way I deal with what I have done to myself over the years. And no, I don't really think it's funny that I'm 70 pounds overweight. I am taking this very seriously, but laughter is what gets me through any difficult time. What would life be if we never laughed, even at ourselves! So, anyway, today I am heading over to a big stamp/scrapbook convention in Columbia, SC which is only about 15 miles from where I live. I am so excited! I also placed a HUGE Stampin' Up! order last week and should be getting it in this week. I bit the bullet and bought a Big Shot! I have a Cuttlebug, but I really want to start my business going again and thought that would be the perfect thing to jump start with. So stay tuned for some funness coming very soon!!!Thanks to everyone hanging in there with me! You are all so appreciated!Until next time, Hugs and Happy Craftin!~Lorrie

Saturday, February 7, 2009

The BUZZZZZZ......




When I saw this stamp set Just Buzzin' By, I HAD to have it!! Then, in true Lorrie fashion, had trouble with what to do with it. So off to Splitcoast I went. I love Splitcoast. I get such inspiration and am in such awe at the wonderful people and creations that are there. If you haven't checked it out yet, don't walk, RUN over there now. Well, after you read this of course! So, anywho, I started out with the DP from the SU! Haiku paper pack, because it kinda looks like a fancy honeycomb. From there, I got my other colors from that piece of paper. After I got started, the card just fell into place.


Here's what's on it: (all SU! product unless otherwise stated)

Stamps: Just Buzzin' By

Papers: More Mustard, Barely Banana, Haiku DP, Very Vanilla

Ink: Black Stazon, various SU! markers

Embellies: Stickles (on the bees), sparkly fiber (not sure where I got that), little acrylic flower from Target Dollar Spot

The bee hive was stamped, colored with markers, cut out and mounted to the piece of Very Vanilla. I decorated the inside a little, too, but didn't get a good pic. The rest of the sentiment, "have a honey of a day!" is stamped and the little flower from the set is stamped, colored, cut out and glued beneath the sentiment. It looks really cute, you'll just have to take my word for it!


That's it!! Now you can go check out Splitcoast!

Thanks for stoppin' by today! Until next time, Hugs and Happy Craftin'!

~Lorrie

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Purse Tag!


I saw this on Patty's blog and just had to make one! She is a SU! Demonstrator who has the most awesome ideas! Go check her out! Anyway, my daughter Mariah is a real girlie girl and I knew she would love this. And I was right! I started with a 4x4 inch coaster and ran it through the Cuttlebug with a big circle die cut, then covered it on both sides with some NEW SU! DP called Raspberry Tart. The initial is Letterpress Alphabet stamped in Pixie Pink. That and the flowery paper layer are cut out with a Spell Binders Scalloped die cuts. The whole thing front and back is then covered with Iredescent Ice EP and then Clear EP. The Jumbo Eyelet was added, along with a metal office binder ring. I tied two pieces of ribbon around the ring. One is a piece of bright pink velvet ribbon that I got from Taylored Expressions online store. Love it!!! The other is a piece of pink with green stitching ribbon that I have had for a long time. I love my ribbon and almost can't get enough of it!!! Doesn't matter what company either, I love'm all! So this is the Purse Tag in action so to speak. Isn't it cute?!!


Thanks for stopping by today! Until next time, Hugs and Happy Craftin'!

~Lorrie

Friday, January 30, 2009

You can't go wrong with pink and brown!


It's one of my favorite color combos! When I first saw this stamp set I couldn't wait to order it and then I got it and was almost stumped with the big flower. I have made some cards with it that I just did not like. Sometimes I even scrapped the flower before it even made it to a card. But, I finally figured out that it looks really nice clear embossed. Atleast, I think it does. The card base is Chocolate Chip with Very Vanilla and then a piece of Close to Cocoa that was run through the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots embossing folder. The bottom half is Pretty in Pink stamped with the Bella Toile BG stamp in Regal Rose ink. The bottom is punched with the Scallop Punch and I added dots to each scallop with a Chocolate Chip marker. The flower from Fabulous Flowers (retired) is stamped with Versamark on Pretty in Pink and then embossed with clear ep. The ribbon is brown with pink stitching, but sorry, I don't remember where I got it. The sentiment is from Elegant Cheer.
Ok, I am taking a poll. Do ya'll like for me to explain how each part of the card is put together with the ingredients listed as I explain or would it be easier to put the ingredients in a list form at the end of the post? I have seen it both ways and like both. Maybe I can mix it up a bit. Do it the other way for one or two posts and let you see the difference. I just want it to be easy for ya'll to read so you'll want to keep reading my blog!
Until next time, Hugs and Happy Craftin'!
~Lorrie

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Valentine Ornaments


I wanted to make ornaments to decorate a small "Christmas" tree that I have had for a few years. Finally, I made some of the Christmas ornaments from coasters (that post from Decemeber if you missed them) to decorate the tree for Christmas, but wanted ornaments for other seasons as well. I really loved the vintage feel that the other ornaments had and thought that the vintage Valentine images would be great for these ornaments. So these are what I came up with. I printed the images from a free clipart website. They are printed on Whisper White card stock.
For this one, I covered the 4 inch square coaster with DP from K&Company called Smitten Paisley Glitter. The sentiment and label from Cute and Curley is stamped on Whisper White and punched out with the Curley Punch. The image, label and flower are all covered in Iridescent Ice ep. The flower has a Fire Brad in the center and is adhered with a large glue dot. The large brads are covered with ep and the ribbon is distressed by heating with a heat gun.

This ornament is a coaster covered with a piece of DP from Ancestry.com that I got from my LSS. And, yes, you have seen it before. I am using up my scraps! I adhered the dp and the image using Mod Podge and then covered the whole thing with Iridescent Ice ep. The flowers are small paper flowers that are also covered in Iridescent Ice ep with a Ice Brad for the center and adhered with a large glue dot. The "love you" is a rub-on from the Greatest Moments set. The large eyelets were also embossed with the same ep and the ribbon was distressed by heating with the heat gun. I have a few more vintage Valentine images that I want to make more ornaments with and then I will show you my Season Tree all dolled up for Valentine's Day!

Until next time, Hugs and Happy Craftin'!
~Lorrie