Saturday, January 31, 2009

Inky Stampadoodles' First Party

Last night was a total blast! I hosted my first Inky Stampadoodles party for my neighbor friend. She had a birthday party and wanted me to come and be 'the thing'. So, I came up with some craft ideas from my Inky Stampadoodles stuff and here is what we did. You can see my samples in the post previous to this one. I love what the girls came up with and how different each of their items are even when we all used the same supplies. I think they had a great time. I know I sure did!
So, if you have a daughter between the ages of 8-13, I'd love to come and share my Inky Stampadoodles party fun!

The girls and I working hard on the projects!

The gang! Well, most of them!

They really got in to helping each other out which is awesome!

I love this pic! Everyone is sooo engrossed and working very hard!

A close up of a very hard worker!

Finished Products! Aren't they adorable? Just too cute. Great work, girls!

And a very Happy Birthday to our Birthday Girl!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Inky Stampadoodles Package 1 Samples!

Here are a few samples for the party package from Inky Stampadoodles.

The journal is covered with papers and embellished with lots of fun stuffs! My little 'client' wanted blues, browns and polka dots. She will be 10 I believe. I hope she and her friends will enjoy making the journals, treat bag with topper and bookmark. I can't make any more of the treat bags though....I keep eating the nuggets! Mmmmmmm, chocolate!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Love Is In The Air!!!

It's snowing buckets of snow today so I thought I'd warm my heart by working on a few Valentine's Day projects. The first is a mini nugget tin filled with 6 Hershey nuggets. I made one of these for our Mail Carrier at Christmas and got the cutest Thank You back.....these make super little treats for people in your life....especially the mail carrier who has to work in this snow and cold...brrrrr...just the treat they need on a cold day.

Also, the Mini I Love You Note tin is filled with 10 mini notes that one can jot down an "I Love You" and tuck in your hubby's brief case, your child's lunch box, your mom's book, or on your plate of cookies with dad's coffee, etc....
I remembered this wonderful technique that my friend, Peggysue, had used on a Paper Trey Ink Santa. She stamped the image on clear overhead, then put glitter on the back of the image. It was such a beautiful look for Santa. So I tried that same technique on this heart on the lid. I stamped the image with Staz-on on the outside of the lid, then glued glitter (and lots of it) on the inside of the lid.
The Hearts are from PaperTrey Ink's Heart Prints
I also got an idea jog for the I Love You tin from my February issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine. The idea came from Maggie Holmes on page 71. Her tins are different, I believe, and the cards are larger, but I love the note idea using the tins.
Thanks, Peggysue, Maggie and Creating Keepsakes, for a wonderful idea.
I had fun working on these today...keeping warm. I hope they warmed your heart too.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Birthday Bash!

I just had the honor of making 3 dozen Birthday Cards for a client. This is one set of about 8 sets of 4 for my client and 2 for me! :) I just got my new Label One Nestabilities in this week and thought I'd give them a try. I really LOVE how they are nested up cuddly and warm showing off the cake! You can find these at Spellbinders here:

The cake image is from The Angel Company. The 'Eat Cake' comes, uh....well, it's one of these 'library date stamper thingies' that has about 12 sentiments on it! I guess I could get up and go look! Nah....watching Idol! :) (Honestly, some of these people think theyhave talent...ack!)

Here's one! I ran out of the ribbon I used on most of them but this works too.

Here's the group!

The card inside the pocket was made using the Large Rectangle Nestabilities. They are perfect for tag cards and for THIS pocket card!!

Here's a side view. I used pop dots under the cake image with the nestabilities.

These were really fun to make but a bit more detailed than my 'normal' cards. It's fun to color outside of the box on occasion, right? I had fun!!!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Inky Stampadoodles Birthday Parties

Inky Stampadoodles is now a part of Hartley Handcrafted!!! My neighbor wanted me to be the 'event' at her daughter's Birthday party coming up. So, below is the information if any of you would like to have an Inky Stamp A Doodler (that would be ME) come and provide some fun stamping crafts for your girls and their party guests. Below are the details!!

This type of party is for girls ages 8-13. Choose from the party packages below and Beth will come to your home and instruct, stamp and get INKY with the Party Girls. Parties will be approximately 2 hours in length and a Minimum of SIX (6) Party Girls is needed.

Package 1- $15 per party girl

Choose 3 of the following projects:
Choose One
o Decorated Photo Frame (cardstock frame)
o Covered Mini-Journal
o Paper Bag Mini-Scrapbook

Choose Two
o 2 Greeting Cards
o Treat bag with stamped topper
o 4 sheets of stationary with coordinating envelopes
o Book Mark

Package 2-$20 per party girl

Choose 3 of the following projects:
Choose One
o Decorated stationary folder with monogram-4 cards or 4 sheets with envelopes
o Exploding Box Scrapbook
o Decorated Photo Frame (autograph or wooden frame)
Choose Two
o Small Nugget Tin with Hershey Nuggets included
o Book Mark with beaded pen
o 2 Greeting Cards
o Treat box with goodies

Each project will be completed at the party for each Party Girl to take home. Girls are asked to add their own photos at home. Do not send photos to party. All frames are 4x6.

Respond to this post if you are interested...of if you are local and have my phone/ now! I already have 1 party booked for January and would love to share my hobby with your tweens.