Sunday, January 31, 2010

Papertrey Pals Challenge

Papertrey Pals challenge #1 is underway. Our mission is to create a paper project that incorporates the letters P.A.L in some form. The goal is to be creative - anything goes. For my submission I altered a metal stand from the dollar spot at Target. I covered the back with paper and then created elements that are held on with magnets. The letters were covered with paper glaze to give them some dimension and I added a little bling to the heart. I hope I have inspired you to be creative.

Thanks for stopping by ~ MamaReebs

Supplies ~
Stamps: PTI Borders & Corners Circle, Top Ten SU Tidy Alphabet
Paper: SU Sellabration patterned paper
Ink: SU Bashful Blue, Basic Brown
Tools: Spellbinder Small Scallop, Label 1 Aleen's Paper Glaze

Monday, January 25, 2010

Papertrey Blog Hop Total Package Challenge

Tonight I am participating in my first blog hop! The challenge is to create a card that is the total package - decorated inside, outside & even backside. My card is a "with sympathy" using my favorite (and first) Papertrey set. The sayings are lovely and perfect for the interior.

Thanks for hopping by ~ MamaReebs

Supplies ~
Paper: SU Certainly Celery, Almost Amethyst, Very Vanilla The Paper Co Glitter Pack
Ink: Versafine Black, Versamark, SU Certainly Celery, Sahara Sand Papertrey Ink Summer Sunrise
Stamps: Papertrey Ink With Sympathy Unknown Flourish

Valentine Teacher Gifts

Hi All! I spent some time this weekend getting ready for Valentine's Day. These clear boxes are recycled packaging from my Papertrey Ink stamp sets. They are approx. 6x6x1 with a fold down top. I have seen examples of these filled with peanut butter cups, kisses & nuggets. I found that they hold ten Nestle 100 Grand bars perfectly hence the "Thanks a million" sentiment. I think the teachers will get a kick out of the play on words. Each candy bar is wrapped with a simple 3 x 4 decorated piece of cardstock.

Hope these are an inspiration ~ MamaReebs

The kraft paper behind the candy is the back of packaging.

Stamps: Stampendous Love Buds, SU Happy Hearts, Papertrey Ink Teacher's Apple & Polka Dot Basics II
Ink: Versamark Dazzle & Versafine Black, SU Pretty in Pink, Riding Hood Red, Certainly Celery
Paper: Deja View Little Ones, The Paper Co. glitter pack, SU Pink Pirouette, Archiver Kraft & Red
Punch: EK Success - Dotted Wave Edger

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Dentist Thank You

weekend my daughter has a small sled riding accident that required help from the dentist. He and his staff were Great! I on the other hand was a basket case. I created these cards for them. I hope they got a chuckle when they opened the mail.

Thanks for stopping by ~ MamaReebs

Supplies: EK Success stickers
SU Thank You
Stickles Star Dust
Martha Stewart Branch Punch

Friday, January 15, 2010

My first post

Well, I took the plunge and started a blog! For my first post I thought I would share the story of how I named it. I was struggling with creating a name. I kept trying to come up with a catchy phrase that incorporated a craft item but nothing was working. Then my new brilliant, creative friend Ted gave me some advice. He told me to think about my passions and use it in the name. My two great passions are family and crafting. I know you are all scratching your heads wondering what Toast & Jelly have to do with those two things but they are very connected. My Aunt introduced me to stamping and I fell in love with it. After I had my daughter (and felt like I would never be part of the grown up table again :) we formed a group of stampin' buddies that would converge upon her house for some late night crafting. Without fail we would end up snacking on toast and jelly!! I can't eat it without thinking about all the good times we shared. With this blog I hope to expand my group of stampin' buddies and create a warm, supportive environment to showcase my artwork.

Thanks for stopping by ~ MamaReebs