Friday, August 5, 2011

happiness is…

happiness is a bouncy ball lo

…well I think his smiling face says it all! We made bouncy balls one winter afternoon, with a kit we ordered online. It was so much fun!

I am thrilled to be able to share some of my Spellbinders Presto Punch artwork! One, I haven’t been in my crafty space since July 1, and two, its so much fun to be able to share “secret” projects finally!

presto punch
The Spellbinders Presto Punch machine will be shipping oh, so very soon. This machine has a motor that is run by the buttons at the top of the machine. The buttons raise and lower the cutting and embossing platform. The punch templates are specially made templates for this machine only. Its brilliant really, the size and flat nature of the templates, compared to the bulkiness of punches. Not to mention that you get the embossing and stenciling part not possible with punches. And for those that are losing their manual dexterity, what a helpful tool. The Presto Punch is battery operated (AA), but if you desire, you can purchase separately an A/C adaptor. (Video tutorial)

happiness is a bouncy ball lo CU ball
Wanting to create the feel of the bouncy ball, I punched/embossed several circles from various patterned papers. Then I scored them each in half, gluing the backs to one another.

happiness is a bouncy ball lo CU journaling
I used the same circles to place the title letters upon. The letters were also punched, using the Plain Jane Capital alphabet. Super font for all your projects.

It’s a super simple layout, but I was happy with the bright colors against the grey and black. And even better than that, the little man loves this one, and that is what really counts.

little things you do CRD
The same idea mimicked on this card. This would be fun for birthday cards or invitations, or even for a baby shower.

We started putting things back into our lower level last night. It feels s0oo good to get our house back into some order. Especially when company will be arriving shortly! We are looking forward to having my mom, dad, and sister stay with us for a bit. There will be lots of shopping!! Oh, how I miss shopping with them!!

thanks for stopping by!


Supplies: Spellbinders Presto Punch Templates (Plain Jane Capital, Circles), Patterned paper-KaiserCraft (Shaken Not Stirred; Sean, David), Crate Paper-Snow Days (6x6), Stamps-Hero Arts (Typewriter Letters, Thank you for being my friend), Ink-Memento (Tuxedo Black), Pearls-Hero Arts

By the way, if you haven’t yet, be sure and check out the new Spellbinders Paper Arts website. Its pretty impressive. Tons of new projects, videos, and more!


Lesley Langdon said...

Love these projects!!!

Rox-Ann said...

Too cute, presto punches sound so neat. Will have to check them out. Love that big smile it does say it all!

rhayhurst said...

Great projects and I love his smile!

Geny said...

Just love this page and card Kim! What a perfect picture of your little man too:)!

Brook S. said...
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Brook S. said...

It's been so long since I have stopped by here! So glad to see you are still creating!! :)

jazzy pantz cards said...

Just found your blog. I am in LOVE! Amazing style :-)Suscribed to your feed.

Carolyn King said...

Your son looks so big in that picture (and it was from the winter?!?!) Great page and love that adorable card. So fun. Sorry about your basement :( yick. Hopefully it is all behind you soon.

Pink Polka Dot Scrapping said...

Wow i stumbled on your blog! I loved how you made your bouncy ball super fun and cute! Great ideas!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Great card and layout Kimberly. I like your new blog header too! Sending smiles my friend.

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