Sunday, April 25, 2010

PTI Blog Hop - Tissue Paper

Good Evening fellow PTI fans!  For tonight's blog hop our challenge was anything tissue paper.  I am going to share a project that has nothing to do with stamping (although it could if you wanted it to).

Last year for Mother's Day we had 4 generations of "the girls" together for brunch.  For a fun activity, we used tissue paper to make festive hats.  You can see better pictures by checking out my Facebook album here.

Sophie and I made a reproduction so you could get a better look.  These are so simple and fun.  You layer sheets of tissue paper, hold them on your head and wrap duct tape around to form the hat.  Of course we used purple duct tape match :)  Then we made paper flowers to decorate the front.  We trimmed the paper to shape the hats and adhered our embellishments.  We had such a fun time making these!  All these ages  could participate and there was lots of giggling.  Even Oma got a kick out of how well they turned out.

I hope  you all are inspired by our creations and have maybe found a fun activity for your Mother's Day celebration.

Thanks for stopping by ~ MamaReebs

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Monica's Pal Challenge 6

I am a bit behind with this challenge but I didn't forget about my Pal's.

I made this quick Thank You for one of the mom's that helped set up at the B-day party.  The cut out flower behind was "trash" from someone elses project. 

Thanks for stopping by ~ MamaReebs

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Back to Reality

Wow!  What a great Spring Break.  I think I have finally recuperated.  Sophie's Birthday party was fun.  We went to the rec center for swimming & basketball.  Her theme was colorful, sweet candy.  The kids loved it.  We had a candy bar, pizza, pop & cake.  I'm sure all parents were very pleased with me when I sent their children home on a huge sugar high!! lol.

To add a little more fun to our week, we had a Stamp-a-thon with the Stampin Buddies.  It was a fantastic few days with the girls.  There was lots of scrapbooking, crafting & laughing.  Just what I needed.  I spent the time working on a teacher Thank You gift.  Sophie's enrichment teacher is brand new and doing a great job so I wanted to do something special for her.

 For her gift, I altered a desk top organizer.  I just love this paper!  It's so fun & playful.  In the first slot I made a notebook by covering some Papertrey notepads.  The middle slot has a ton of handmade note cards and will be filled with Sharpies & dry erase markers on either side.

On the back, which will face the class, I used a Cricut to add her name and the cute apple.  The last slot is full of book marks that can be colored by her students.

I am very happy with how it turned out and hope that she enjoys it for years to come.

Lastly, I am going to share a bit of our silliness for the weekend.  We didn't want our DH's to feel left out so the last LATE night we made them cards.  I will spare you the back view but will say it involved scor-tape and glitter :)

Thanks for stopping by ~ MamaReebs

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Spring has sprung

Good morning!  It is so beautiful today.  The nice weather has been lifting my spirits and helping me be uber productive.  This is a good thing because the next week is going to be crazy busy - Easter, Sophie's B-day & Spring break.  I'm also throwing in some extra fun with a 3 day stamping marathon.  My dear friend Val is coming from Chicago for some Stampin' Buddies fun -Yeah!!!!!  I can't wait it's less than a week away.

Today I thought I would post an Easter bonnet card I made.   I saw a similar design on Splitcoast awhile ago and modified it for my need.

I drew the shape free hand on some scrap paper then traced it and cut out the folded card.  I used PTI Tin Types for the background and Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Edge for the bonnet brim.  I antiqued the edges of the card and the lace using PTI Vintage Touch duo.

The most fun part of this card was creating these flowers.  I used the new PTI Beautiful Blooms II dies.  They cut so easily and add nice dimension to the card.  I found the paper in my scrap pile and finished them off with the buttons.

 I hope I have inspired you to think outside the box on the shape of your cards.
Thanks for stopping by ~ MamaReebs