Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Just a Note The Shabby Tea Room challenge

This is my project for The Shabby Tea Room challenge.  This weeks challenge was to make a card or project out of scraps.  This is literally made from scraps for scrap paper.  I used MTME template and sized it to hold 2 1/2" x 3" scrap paper, you can size it any size you want.  The music notes are just a little play on words for note paper.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Spring card for The Shabby Tea Room challenge

This is my card for The Shabby Tea Room Challenge

A Taste of some Goodies

Here is a sampling of some of the goodies you could win......................

The Challenge begins

Good morning everyone, are you ready to play along and give us some of your best ways to use or package scrap paper?

  1. It can be any size paper you have or choose to use
  2. Any color or design is your choice just come up with something clever and unique

  3. Leave a comment and a link back to your post and tell what challenge you are participating in and a link back to http:linabeas.blogspot.com from your site.

    Scroll down to see my sample

Get started and have fun, the challenge will run thru March 31, 2010.Winner will be annouced here on April 1st. I will post prizes later so check back to see what you can win...........

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Just a Note

There is a little story that goes along with this note pad holder...... My son has his own manufacturing company and one of the things they make are mail sorting machines. When they do this the company orders mail to test the machines with. I do the mail for him and to make a long story short, we always have scraps of paper left over after cuttting the paper to size. There are all different sizes and they would always throw it out, well I couldn't stand to see it thrown away so I would bring it home. It always came in handy, but I seem to acquire quite a bit of it, so I thought how I used it to do a test stamp on when I was doing a project or write a measurement on or some type of note. I used My Time Made Easy card catch all template and reduced the size and made it a note pad holder, [hince the music notes] This paper happens to be 2 1/2 x 3" but you can size it to what ever size paper you want. Thought it might be fun to see what ideas you could come up with to use this scrap paper. I guess you could say I challenge you. There will also be prizes. Think about it and I will have all information on it in a day or so. Hope you come back to play along.

June Lanum

Friday, March 19, 2010

Shabby Tea Room Challenge

Here is my card for the The Shabbby Tea Room...........
 You had to use creme, red, pink, green, and brown.

More Easter Treats

Here is another version of candy treats to hand out for Easter.  Of course you have to have a variety.  These were very easy to make and you can change the saying for what ever occasion you want.  I just filled some cello bags with some candy, made a topper out of cardstock, stamped and colored an egg on it, then punched out scallop oval and circles and layered  Happy Easter that I had printed out on my computer.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Easter Treats

My kids have always been givers...............and of course with six kids that meant most of the gifts had to be home made. They would volunteer me for every holiday school party and say oh my mom can have a 100 for tomorrow no problem. There was always the teachers, the Sunday School teachers, the bus driver, the play ground lady, the lady in the office and the list goes on. Don't get me wrong I loved every minute of it. Then it was prom flowers, after they were older and out of school, it started to be wedding showers, baby showers, nut cups, wedding flowers, center pieces and even flowers for the church and wedding party. Once again, I loved doing it. Now they are all grown with their own families and guess what, they still come up with projects for me. My youngest daughter needed 100 {magic number} favors to hand out at church on Easter, oh and while I was at it I could make some extra for her to give to her co-workers. So I got some Easter m&m's and put them in the narrow cello bags , cut little wrappers to fit, stamped them and put a bow on them. Very easy and inexpensive. I have some other favors to do and will try and post them tomorrow. I still love doing it and it makes me feel good that they still want to give out my handmade treats.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

In a Pinch Bunny

using MTME template in a pinch

I embossed the cut out template before putting it together, inked all the edges made some rosy cheeks by lightly inking my finger and gently tapping it on.

I made a template for a vest pattern and stitched it on the machine before ahereing the last tab

Fill with candy or a surprise gift. Secure the top closed with either velcro or magnets

Baby Buggy Nut Cup

Need a baby shower favor or nut cup?
I used My Time Made Easy baby buggy template and resized it

Added some scallop lace trim, scallop wheels, inked the edges and added some nuts

The whole buggy took less than an 8 1/2 x 11 inch piece of cardstock.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

jelly bean cottage

here is the front view......................................

here is the back view............................................

this is the jelly bean cottage opened, you can fill it with your favorite candy or a gift

I used the Homemade Template by Lauren Meader

jelly bean cottage

This is Lauren Meaders Homemade template, I filled it with Easter wrapped candy bars.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Our Daily Bread Design blog hop

Yesterday I entered the ODBD blog hop for their march releases, I saw some beautiful and amazing cards.

Also was the release of My Time Made Easy March products. They to had some amazing cards and templates.

The more I go to all the different blogs, some I have never visited before the more enthused I get to get started and compete in some of the challenges. Hope to learn more about uploading, etc. so I can. I have experimented and learned a few things on my own. I'll get there but would still be happy for any comments or advice.