Sunday, April 25, 2010

Baby Jumpsuit punch art Box set

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Hello again, where has this week gone?? Dave is still at home on his long service holidays and we've had our son Ben at home from having surgery on his toe. Beth made a surprise visit home from Uni for the weekend which was so nice and still hard to say goodbye again! So I'm in my craft room late at night trying to sneak in a post for you all. Been looking around on the net as you do and came across this cute little baby jumpsuit idea. Here is the original designer and her link, she used all circle punches for hers but i wanted to show you how to do this with those great Stampin up punches. She has some beautiful things so pop over and take a look!
It was one of those days when it took me a million takes to get the video son is still teaching me how to edit!! so i ended up with a heap of Jumpsuits and was really annoyed then I though i should make some thank you cards with these and so it eventuated into a baby box set you could give to a new mum. I love how good things come from sometimes really frustrating situations then you really see God at work! The stamps and colours i used were Stampin up's

Life Definitions #115928
Defining Alphabet #116354
Flight of the butterfly #115798
Big bold Birthday #116342
Perfect Plum card stack and ink
Pale Plum card stock and ink

So for the Jumpsuit you will need:

And to make the safety pins for the box you will need:

The Box is really simple and Ive included how to make this on the video below. A few close views!

When i give this away i will include all the extra safety pins i made so the new Mum can put these on a scrapbook page! ......I also wanted to show you what my daughter has been up to at school, she is loving textiles this year and has just finished and handed in her assignment for last term. she made a quilted Duffel bag....

Then bought me home this cute Owl book mark for my Bible she made in her extra time in Textiles....isn't it sooo cute!!!

Well i hope you have enjoyed these fun projects, you can purchase the products i used from my Stampin up web site!......until next post

Blessings to you

and a last thought

It is God Himself who has made us what we are
and given us new lives from Christ Jesus;
and long ages ago He planned that we should
spend these lives in helping others.
Ephesians 2:10

Sunday, April 18, 2010

cards for my first Stampin up Demonstration

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Hi all, been working on some cards today that i can easy demonstrate...go to my Stampin up Blog to see my first post!!..... if you are interested in any of these products please click on my stampin up site I would love to help!....Valita

Friday, April 16, 2010

Circle punch art Bird /video

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Hi all, It's been pretty nutty around here lately with the kids on school holidays and Dave on a month's long service leave.... at the same time i love all the buzzing around , chatter, laughs and fun time together. Our daughter had a small break from Uni with us then took off to Darwin which was really exciting as she is the first in our family to travel on a plane......yes none of us have! and she is lovin it! So i haven't have a lot of time to play lately but squeezed one in today. Ive been working on another punch art bird idea using circles this time and thought this would be a good time to show it as a quick and easy one and i hope you enjoy it! To see how i made the other birds on this card you can click here to see my oval punch bird 2# and here to see my bird family....enjoy...Valita

You will need:

Stampin up's
1 3/8' circle punch for the body and belly
3/4' circle punch for the wing
Small oval to double punch the the body shape
and the 5 petal flower from the spring bouquet punch for the beak.
Stamps from the Vintage Vogue set
card stock: Bordering Blue, certainly celery, creamy caramel.
click here to order these products

and a last thought

Listen now! the Lord isn't too weak
to save you. And he isn't getting deaf!
He CAN hear you when you CALL!.
Isaiah 59:1

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

2 step bird punch family

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Hi all, Im playing today with my new 2 step bird punch from Stampin up....LOVE IT!! and i thought some long legs to these already cute birds would look great. Then i made them into a family of birds super cute!! the supplies Ive used are Stampin up's:

Close to cocoa and pretty in pink card stock
Sweet always DSP
2 step bird punch
stamps from Vintage vogue & whimsical words
close to cocoa & Basic black ink for sponging

Now to make the baby bird Ive used the wing from the 2 step bird punch for the body and 2 leaves from the same punch for the beak and wing! how easy is that! then just add some thin strips of card for the legs and your done.... enjoy .... Valita

and a last thought

My soul follows hard after thee.
Psalm 63:8

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Oval punch Bird 2# video

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Hi all, I hope you have all had loads of easter blessings, i know we were blessed with our daughter being home from uni and hard again to say goodbye. well Ive been playing again with my oval punches and come up with another different bird! i really liked how this one turned out and looks great with or without the wing. I especially liked how you use all the bits of the oval for the different parts of this bird...thats called getting the most out of it for sure! So you will need from stamping up:

One wide oval for the body, tail and wing, small oval to double punch the head shape, one 5 petal flower from the spring bouquet punch or you could use some other flower punch for the beak and the 8 petal flower from the spring bouquet punch to double punch the wing. Also some thin strips of card for the legs.

I had a play with the shape of the bird and once I liked the tail end fatter than the head I made a template punch to keep with my punch art so I can get that same shape again. Really quick and easy little bird...I have also added another recipe to my kitchen blog...its been a while ! click here for Vegetarian sausage rolls they are sooo yum!...enjoy....Valita

and a last thought

You know how full of love and kindness
our Lord Jesus was: though He was
so very rich, yet to help you he became
so very poor, so that by being poor
He could make you rich.
2 Corinthians 8:9

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Butterfly punch Pansies / video

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Hi all, happy easter for this weekend we have our daughter coming home for a Uni break which we are so excited about and it will be one year on good Friday that Granny passed away....where has this year gone! this easter will be happy which we need so badly so i just wanted to wish you all a happy easter aslo. Today's post was inspired by some talented ladies after i had done some looking around on other blogs. This first one is by Janet another by Mary Jo.... also one by Tina arnt they gorgeous! I don't have any re inkers as yet as all my pads are new and very juicy! so i decided to experiment with just the pads with getting the colour on and was really pleased how they turned out.

Theses were done with 2 Stampin up butterfly punches so quick and easy! I sprayed the punch outs with water and dabbed then into 3 different colours...moving the colour around with an aqua brush.

Summer Sum, Bravo Burgundy and Elegant eggplant.

I then let then dry for a few minuets until they were damp not wet and shaped them with my knitting needle. this gave them a ruffled looks to the edge of the petals. Set them to dry completely and put them together with a brad. last I added some glitter to the center and some vein lines with a sponging of the elegant eggplant ink around the edges. they are so beautiful, they remind me of my mums pansies she would grow in the garden when i was little! she loves the deep burgundy ones :) so Ive attached a video here and you can see exactly how Ive done these ....happy easter everyone!! remember Jesus died because he has an overwhelming love for YOU!

and a last thought

I have been crucified with Christ:
and I myself no longer live, but Christ
lives in me. And the real life i now have
within this body is a result of my trusting
in the Son of God, who loved me
and gave Himself for me.
Galatians 2:20