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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Weekend Projects

What a busy Saturday Morning I have had....I have had all these fun ideas whirling around upstairs, and finally decided it was time to put them in motion!!!

I saw these online and thought it would be great to recreate them using my personal touch. They are called Tooth Fairy Tins! These will be great as little gifts for all my pregger friends...and those that already have little tikes running about! I bought the Wilton Favor Tin Kit, so I got 30 round tins to do this project. Now, for the hard part....I had to create a template to produce these little suckers!!! Thank goodies for my fine skills in Publisher. It took a little while, but I managed to make 2 separate templates (one in pink & brown for little girls & one in blue & brown for little boys). And then my thought was to share these with others who might like to try their hand at this little project! Here is a photo of what they look like currently, I am still playing with them to give them a little more punch - I am probably going to do more ribbon to the top along the lip! We'll see.


The templates can be found on the RHS under templates.

I also did these cute little Microwave Popcorn Wraps. I used designer paper and a box of 10 mini Kernels popcorn packages....cut the DSP to size, wrapped and once again, created a template for the labels. I believe both the labels above as well as these ones will work with the SU punches. Hope you enjoy using them!!!

The first batch say's "Just Popping By To Say Hi" - a great just because gift!

And the second batch say's "Look Who Is Ready To Pop!!!" - great baby shower take homes for your guests!

The label template is located on RHS under templates! Enjoy!!

I really hope you guys enjoyed these projects, I just can't seem to get enough of altering stuff so hopefully it will keep you coming back for more & more!



~MWAH~

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

August Class Projects...and a Couple Bonus Ones Too!!!

Hello fellow bloggers....yes, I know it has been awhile since I have posted!! Tisk tisk on me!!!! Well, I have been busy making all sorts of projects to appease my audience!! MWAHAHAHA!!!

First up, we have a couple projects from the August Sistahood of The Traveling Stampers Class.
This month we used a few NEW STAMPS and some NEW IN COLORS!!!
This card was made using...Inspired By Nature from SU, along with Close to Cocoa & Kiwi Kiss Cardstock....

And this one used Upsy Daisy from SU, along with Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, & Baja Breeze Cardstock...let's just say the girls had fun poppin this card when I introduced them to dimensionals!!!


We also made this adorable mini milk carton using the Pink Pirouette Card Stock, alot of patience with the Scor Pal, and stamped it up with Embrace Life & Taggers Dozen, both from SU! It wasn't the easiest 3D project to build but everyone was "tickled pink" when they completed it!! These are great to fill with little chocolate kisses, or better yet...a cocoa milk bath! See recipe below.


Chocolate Lover's Milk Bath
2 cups powdered milk
1/4 cup cocoa
2 tablespoons cornstarch
optional: 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Mix together all ingredients and place in cello bag, seal & put in mini milk carton.

Now....
I have also been busy constructing a couple projects for some swaps as well as some upcoming just for shits & giggles gifts.
Here is a seed packet that I made for a 3D swap I am in - I used the new Under the Stars set to stamp the skeeter for the background and the bear on the label. The labels & template, I must give credit where credit is due to Katy at http://www.katydidcreations.typepad.com/. They are so fun and cute and allow you to add a little personal touch!! I used Close to Cocoa & Caramel to color in Mr. Bear!!!
And finally....here is my first attempt at an Altered Paint Can! I simply LUV the brown, white & blue color combo on this designer paper - this paper is from A La Carte and is titled Focaccia! When I got to punchin the holes for the handle posts with my SU 1 3/8 " punch, I decided that this paper was just to yummy to waste...so I punched circles with all the leftover paper and POPPED my can!!! The detail is a little difficult to see in the photo but it just gave it some lovely dimension!!! This can is going to be full of chocolate themed yummies that I am going to send to my best friend out in Quebec...I am thinking it should be called "The Kids Finally Went To Bed" Can - so she will be able to put her tootsies up and feast on one of her favorite things....CHOCOLATE!!! I hope she loves it half as much as I loved making it!
Well, that's it for tonight kiddies....hope you enjoyed these projects! I have this exciting idea of mini s'mores kits for next months 3D project so check back soon to see what I can come up with!
~MWAH~

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

My First Blog Candy Giveaway...and it's a Doozy!!!

Woot Woot Bootybella Sistah’s!!


Since I decided to join the world of bloggers a few months back, I have become sincerely overwhelmed with all the great relationships I have made and all the supportive comments from sistah’s afar!!! I am thrilled to have surpassed my 100 post mark! I really appreciate each and everyone one of you taking the time to stop and drop me a line!




So to celebrate my excitement of Bootybella Designs ~Sticky Walls….I am giving away THREE custom vinyl wall rub ons. That’s right – whatever you want it to say ~ I will make it for you!!! (See “Lookey Lookey What I Made” post!!!!)


Value is approximately $50 CDN per Rub On ~ I will ship outside of Canada so I welcome everyone to post & play!



What do you need to do to win?!
1. Leave a comment to THIS post and a link to your blog ~ tell me one feature on my blog that you enjoy and suggest a feature you would like to see added to my blog!
2. Please be sure to post about this blog candy give away on YOUR blog with my web address. Don't have a blog? That's fine...just please tell me in your post that you don't have one, but how you did share it with someone else.
I will have a number generator pick the 3 lucky winners!!!


Good luck to you all and thank you so very much for your support!! You have no idea how much it's appreciated!!



**THIS POST WILL REMAIN AT THE TOP UNTIL THE COMMENTS ARE CLOSED AT 12:00 AM (MST) SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14th, 2008. I WILL ANNOUNCE THE WINNERS ON THIS BLOG THE SAME DAY AT 9:00 AM (MST) ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th, 2008(Please scroll down for the newest posts!)



THANK YOU SISTAH’S!! ~ MWAH ~ AND GOOD LUCK!!!!!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Two New SU Promotions!!!

The first promotion is the NEVER SEEN BEFORE Stamp Set Sale!


This is so exciting because you don't have to purchase a minimum amount before getting a deal! Stampin' Up! is offering never before seen savings on brand new stamp sets in the brand new Catalog! From August 11th through September 30th you get 15% off of the following stamp sets and the promotional price is stated below:
111690 Snow Swirled $25.46
111586 It's a Stretch $24.61
111544 Putt Putt $25.46
111626 Pocket Silhouettes $19.51
111710 Upsy Daisy $19.51
111556 Under the Stars $30.56
111644 Heard from the Heart $22.91
111570 Contempo Alphabet $41.61

Click here for the the full brochure.

The second promotion is a MINATURE STARTER KIT!

There are three kits to choose from - which is awesome if you've wanted the benefits & discounts available to a demonstrator but already had a bunch of the materials in the regular $249 starter kit. There is a kit for stampers, one for scrappers, and one for chic home decor accents. These kits are discounted to $119 and can be purchased online starting August 11th. See the full brochure here. If you are interested in seeing what is in the kits above, the regular starter kit OR if you have wondered what type of discount & commission a demonstrator makes - contact me and I'll send you more information about it.

Introducing The New Fall Winter 2008 Catty!!!

I am soooo thrilled that the new catty is finally here!!!! It will run from August 11th until January 18th, 2009! This catty is packed with over 200 pages of inspiration and ideas as well as a full supply lists for every project featured in to, making it much more than just a catalogue!

Backed by 20 years of quality, award-winning designs and innovation, I know you’re just going to love our product offering this fall. The stamp sets are cute, and unique and amazing & there are over 20 new Designer Series Papers, 6 new hot In Colors and 5 new punches that are sure to be on everyone's wish lists!!! My list is already busting at the seams and the ideas I have are astounding!!!!!!

If you live in Canada, and you don’t already have a connection with a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator that you buy from, then I’d love to send you your own copy of the Idea Book & Catalogue (Value: approx, $15) for just $5.00. All you have to do is email me at bella013175@hotmail.com with your name, address & phone number and I will get it to you. Or if you are local, in the Calgary region, and you want to get this catty free of charge, just call me & sign up for my Stampers 12 Group!!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

My First Blog Award.....

Woot woot!!! Thanks to Krista, I just received my very first Blog award!! I met Krista on SCS through a secret sistah swap and have frequented her blog on numerous occasions! I also just won her blog candy!!! This award also comes with rules... I now have to share this with 7 new, beautifully talented ladies as well... Here goes!

Here are the rules:
1. Post the logo on your blog.
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3. Nominate 7 other worthy bloggers.
4. Add links to their blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message for your nominees on their logs.

So without further ado, here are my picks for exceptional blogs...
1. Chrystal
2. Mel
3. Heather
4. Krystie
5. Angie
6. Julie
7. Amy


These are some amazing ladies with some remarkable talent in my eyes, so make sure to drop by and check them out!!!!!!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Everyone Loves A Winner....

Wow - my weekend just keeps getting better & better!!! Look what I won from my sistah Krista at Perfecting Imperfection!!!
A brand new set of standard circle Nestabilities!!! These are going to work fabulous in my new BIG SHOT!!!! I have always wanted to try the nestabilities, and it looks like I won't have to wait that much longer!!!! Thanks again Krista!!!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Lookey Lookey What I Made....

OMG!!!! Words cannot begin to express how excited I am! Well, maybe after you read this you will think otherwise!!!


~ I just macked out my laundry room with vinyl ~ a little creativity and some patience (it only took about an hour -not bad for my very first time), and my trusty laptop that holds over 6000 fonts!!!


I am soooooo excited I just want to open up the front door and invite everyone in to see this masterpiece!!! Well, seeing as it is 11:30pm, probably wouldn't be well received!!!!

I am hoping to do custom vinyls in peoples homes...so if you like what you see....email me at bella013175@hotmail.com for a quote!!! There are no boundries with Bootybella Designs!!!
~MWAH~

I Bit The Bullet.....

Ok, so it has been a mere 24 hours since the annoucement of the partnership between SU & Sizzix (The Big Shot). I woke up this morning and decided to bite the bullet on this one an purchased myself a beautiful new addition to my scraproom....

This machine is going to rock your socks off!!!!! Ummm...lets see what I can tell you about it:


This machine will apply to a wide variety of crafters!! After researching, this machine is AMAZING!!!!!
The Big Shot works with ALL competitive dies (Cuttlebug, Cuttlekid, Quickutz etc.), and the steel rule dies can cut through an impressive list of 50 different materials including the following:


Brass (.055)
Light weight steel
Aluminum (.016)
Tin (.008)
Aircraft plywood (1/64")
Basswood (1/16")
Balsa (3/32")
Paperwood
Mat board (adhesive or none)
Chipboard
Fabric
Silicone
Foam with chipboard (.1)
Corrugated pad
Adhesive-backed cork
Fine sandpaper (.00)
Strene
Extra thick template plastic
Template plastic
Plastic canvas (7 mesh)
Bubble wrap
Sheet foam
Friendly (jewelry) plastic
100% pure beeswax (cut with parchment paper on top & bottom of beeswax)
Adhesive and non-adhesive rubber
Ruffleboard
Static cling vinyl
Warm & natural batting
Fusible fleece
Quilt batting
Adhesive and non-adhesive flexible magnet
Heat n' shrink plastic
Adhesive and non-adhesive felt
Pop-up sponge
Shiny self-adhesive and non-adhesive paper
Iron-on fabric
Poly foam adhesive and non adhesive
3-D illusionary plastic
Glow in the dark adhesive and non adhesive
Suede paper
Funky fur
Personal Embossing Plastic (PEP)
Shaggy plush felt
Canvas
Vinyl flooring
Shelf lining
Placement
Embossing rubber
Thin leather
Gasket material



And just when you thought that was all it can do…there’s more! Texturz plates enable you to add subtle background images to your cards and layouts. Fiskars Texture Plates will work as well. As will the Cuttlebug embossing folders!! Holy Batman!!! If it would just be able to clean my house once a week – I would REALLY be amazed! LOL!!



You don't need anything extra, just the original white platform and the 2 clear cutting pads that come with the machine. The big shot does not require the use of electricity- just a flat surface, therefore making it very versatile to transport!



You can start ordering the Big Shot and dies through me from Stampin’ Up! on September 2, 2008. Who wouldn't want this machine? Yeah I didn't think you could answer that?!!!!


Email me for a brochure bella013175@hotmail.com

Friday, August 1, 2008

My Anniversary Gift!


Now....I simply have to rave about my DH who bought me the "Sure Cuts Alot" program for my new cricut expressions...for our anniversary of all things!!!!! Sweet! He is simply the greatest!!! Whoever owns a cricut (either the regular or expressions) needs to have this program. It converts any and all fonts & dingbats on your computer to the cricut, and therefore....da da da dahhhhhhh....eliminates all your cartidges (you need to have ONE plugged in - but it doesn't matter which one!!!)!!! I don't know about anyone else....but this just jumped ahead of sliced bread!!! When I loaded it up and did a test drive....I believe I heard the Cricut Angels sing "Haliluja" - too bad Provo Craft didn't get their "stuff" together like they promised. Totally Terrific Todd beat them to the punch!!If anyone wants to purchase this glorious software, click on the box...



Chirp chirp!!!! Thank you DH....you made my scrapbooking life!!!! Oh yeah, he also gave me a pink golfgirl bag!!! What a haul! ~MWAH~

A Sweet Story...

Last weekend, my girlfriend hosted a baby shower for her sister-in-law. I, of course, couldn't let her do this without getting my two cents in and casually asked her what she would be giving away as "thank you gifts"? To make a long story short, I found myself over at her home a couple nights before the event, helping make these gorgeous candy bar wrappers!!! I am so proud of her for having the patience to make these and everyone was thoroughly impressed!!! Great job Lynnie!!! We used some designer paper, the NEW SCALLOP EDGE PUNCH, pink cardstock, scallop circle punch, chocolate chip ribbon & ink, and So Many Scallops Stamp set.
Pretty fabulous if I do say so myself!!!

MWAH!!!

Bootybella's Bella Rose DSP!

A company after my heart....named after me, (kidding!!)here is a sneak peek of that gorgeous new paper!! One of the things I just love about Stampin' Up! is all our Designer Series Paper. This paper will be available in our new Fall Collection, available August 11. When the new catty is released all of The Sistahood of The Travelling Stampers will be getting their brand new copies...hot off the press! If you would like to join a new group and recieve your catty free of charge, email me at bella013175@hotmail.com!!!

The Sistahood of The Traveling Stampers

I have a wonderful group of sistah's that get together at my house once a week for a class - from here on in, they will be refered to as The Sistahood of The Travelling Stampers!!! Each month we make three projects, two cards & one 3D item!!! This last month we started with a basic 3x3 note card, made with Circle of Friendship....isn't it cute?



Our second card was a fun birthday card in Chocolate Chip & Brocade Blue! We took Eat Cake and stacked our cakes so high for the end result of this yummy card that anyone would be happy to recieve!!!


And finally, our 3D project for July was an Instant Birthday Tin. We took an inexpensive tin and altered it (stamped on satin ribbon with Taggers Dozen, and added a circle of black cardstock to the top, along with more pink satin ribbon along the lip of the tin lid), stuffed with pink tissue, and placed a Little Debbie individually sealed cake, along with a pink birthday candle into the tin - and voila....it's a instant birthday in a tin!!! Luv it!!!


I am eagerly planning our August class where we will be making mini milk containers!!! (With the new In Colors of course!)

Whose The Big Shot Now???

Well, it is official!!! Stampin’ Up!® is pleased to team up with Sizzix®
to offer you a multipurpose, manual die-cutting system! With the Sizzix Big Shot™ and dies from Stampin’ Up!, you can create multiple die-cut shapes, envelopes, and tags quickly and easily—a significant timesaver for workshop preparation and holiday projects! Use the Bigz™, Originals™, Sizzlits®, and Decorative Strip–sized dies to make personalized cards, scrapbook pages, home d├ęcor, and more. The Big Shot machine works with more than 50 materials, including card stock, Designer Series paper, fabric, chipboard, plastic, and more. The Big Shot uses our exclusive Stampin’ Up! dies or Sizzix dies—plus it’s compatible with other dies on the market. This will take the SU family in a whole new direction!!!