Something for...Dad?

So... Have you seen the retiring list yet? If you have, are you a little shell shocked? Every year, I am, but then I take a deep breath and remind myself that they're making room for new and exciting stuff!
If there is retiring items you have your eye on, make sure to get your orders in ASAP as things will move fast especially discounted items. All retiring items are "While Supplies Last" or June 2nd. Since Stampin' Up! makes their stamps, stamp sets with be guaranteed until May 26th, after that it will be "While Supplies Last".

Todays card is made with the stamp set: Something For Baby, which luckily is not retiring! Phew! But I didn't make a baby card! This is a cute, clean and simple, Father's day card! (Wow I'm early! maybe I show focus on Mother's day first! LOL)

I stamped the hanger in Soft Suede Ink and drew in the wire with a Smokey Slate Marker. I stamped 3 little ties (Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon, and Hello Honey) and cut them out. I glued the ties at the top, allowing their bottoms to flap. To add a little POP and sentiment to my card, I added one little heart from the Confetti Heart punch! I love how it gives my card a very graphic look to it.

Thanks for stopping in and Happy Creating as always!

Stamp Review Crew: Zoo Babies

It's the 3rd Monday of the month, which means Blog Hop time! On this hop, we are featuring the stampset (or digital download): Zoo Babies! I was excited for this one and can't wait to see what the other members have created!

My Apologies for being late with my post and thank you for your patience as I worked to complete my project. Better late then never... Right!?!

I don't actually own the stampset: Zoo Babies, so today I'm featuring the digital download of Zoo Babies! (sniff sniff... so sad MDS is retiring...)  One great feature of digital designing is that you're not limited to the size of your stamp! So I decided to make some framed art with Mr. Lion!

First I enlarged Mr. Lion and coloured him with the colour stamp tool and the free form tool. I added a great saying and then printed it out onto Whisper White cardstock. I could have left it there and framed it, but I wanted a little more texture and dimension to my art work. I wanted my lion to look a little more flustered and hairy, so I pulled out my Simply Pressed Clay! I dyed my clay with Soft Suede ink and then on another print out (so I didn't wreck the good version), I moulded it out to look like a mane and tail! No special techniques in this step, I just simply pressed some clay down and pulled at it, as I didn't want it to look perfect!

After I had it moulded out, I stuck it in the freezer for about 15 mins. This allows the clay to become firm or a little more rigid, which allows you to remove it off your paper (with a thin spatula) without stretching or loosing it's shape.  Then I placed it on top of some buttons so it could dry on both sides over night. Once it was dry, I attached it to my print out and layered another print out of his head on top. I then added a few embellishments and framed it!

Thanks for stopping in, I hope you like my project and enjoy the rest of your hop! Next up is the creative Wendy Weixler, or if you're hopping the other way, the creative Linda Callahan

Happy Easter!

Hello everyone and Happy Easter!!! I hope you are having a wonderful Easter holiday.

Today is the 1st Monday of the month, which usually means: Blog Hop time. But unfortunately, I wasn't able to participate this time around <insert sad face here> as I don't own the feature stamp set.

This week the Crew are featuring the stamp set: Painted Petals. Make sure to take a few minutes and check out their hop! I can't wait to see what they have created.

Today I'm sharing a little Easter craft that I did with my group home class this month. We made these little paper baskets and decorated them with an adorable little bunny!

I must apologize for the poor quality of my project... this little guy traveled with me and got a little bent and folded and sprinkled on with rain, before I had a chance to photograph him. but I'm sure you can see pass all that, to still see his cuteness!

Now, I wish I could say that I invented the basket, all on my own... but I can't. I found a great pattern, HERE on pinterest. You'll notice my basket is a little different... I kept my basket really simple and didn't weave it as many times (I need to keep it simple for the class), but the option is certainly there. I also added a rim to mine to complete the look.

Mr Bunny is constructed out of a bunch of framelits and punches... and don't worry... I didn't forget the tail!

Thanks for stopping in and Happy Easter!