Monday, November 24, 2008

Packages Galore

I've got more Christmas ideas! I got this idea from Stampin' Up! Convention in Salt Lake City, UT this summer. I finally get to share with you here and in my classes! I'll be having a class on how to make all these projects the 2nd week of December. Click onto my schedules for more details! Enjoy!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Holiday Place Settings

I wanted to share this video link on how to make your own holiday place settings. Our very own, Shelli Gardner, founder and CEO of Stampin' Up! shares her ideas. 

Monday, November 17, 2008

Christmas Ornaments

As the countdown to Christmas continues, I wanted to show you a simple way to make your own ornaments. You'll need a glass ornament, decorative paper, stamp, and staz-on ink pad. Pull out the top of the glass ornament to expose the hole. Cut strips of decorative paper and curl them (almost like quilling). Push these curled pieces through the hole. Fill until you're satisfied. Then close the ornament by replacing the top. Finally, take a stamp of your choice and stamp the exterior. Quick, simple, and so easy!  Here's a sample of what I did.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Briefcase Card

I was commissioned to make a birthday card for a man. The customer wanted something similar to the purse card. The first thing that came to my mind was a briefcase. I love the simplicity of it but its fun and classy! Hopefully, the recipient will love it too!

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Christmas Gift Cards

Sometimes its easier to give gift cards but that doesn't mean the packaging needs to be ordinary. Here are some samples from my gift cards, tags, and more class.  

Supplies Needed to complete project: (First Card)
1. Ski Slope Designer Series Paper 
2. Whisper White Cardstock
3. Real Red Cardstock
4. Real Red Classic Ink Pad
5. Chocolate Chip Classic Ink Pad
6. 1" Double Stitched Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon
7. Stampin' Up Dimensionals
8. Snow Swirled Stamp Set
9. Hostess Set (Three Punches)*
*Contact me to find out how to receive this stamp set free! Click here.

Supplies needed for Second Card:
1. Starbright Designer Series Paper Ornaments
2. Whisper White Cardstock
3. Real Red Cardstock
4. Kiwi Kiss Cardstock
5. Snowflake Punch
6. Pretties Kit
7. 1" Double-stitched Baja Breeze Grosgrain Ribbon
8. Snow Swirled Stamp Set
9.Country Living Holiday Collection Stamp Set

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Saturday, November 8, 2008

Christmas Stamp a Stack Class

I wanted to show you all what we'll be making at our Christmas Stamp a Stack Classes on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. Click on about me to contact me and don't forget to click on my class schedules for more information on this and future classes. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Thanksgiving Banner

I am so thrilled with how my Thanksgiving Banner has turned out. My Big Shot by Sizzix (and now available through Stampin' Up!) made this project soooooo easy! I just love what I can do with this die cutting machine! No stamping or ink but just as fun! 

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Purse Card

I've made several of these purse cards but have never seemed to take a picture of it to share. So now, I have and this sample is the one I made for my son's teacher's birthday! Whew! I love the colors of the Designer Series Paper. I think orange may become my favorite color.


Stamp Club

Our 2nd meeting of Stamp Club was tonight and the ladies and I had a lot of fun! The key is to keep it simple. I think the projects we did came out nicely. We worked on the Dahlia flower (punches and folding) today. I'll post more pictures on how we made the flower later. But for now, please enjoy Tanya's samples that I was able to capture.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Season of Friendship

Just finished making these cards for my mother-in-law. She wanted me to make her some thank you cards that she could send to her docent friends from the Art Institute of Chicago. I tried the "rock-n-roll" technique on the leaves. I think it came out quite nice. Love the colors and makes me really miss the changing of leaves in Chicago & Atlanta. 

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Happy Halloween

One of my goals this year was to join a non-profit group and be a volunteer. I was fortunate enough to join the Ronald McDonald House through Stampin' Up!

Demonstrators get together and bring our craft ideas to the home and help the families try to get their minds off of what's going on and have fun making paper crafts. We also make treats throughout the year for the families staying at the home.
These were my contributions this year for Halloween. I love how it turned out and I hope whoever got my creations enjoyed it.