Thursday, October 30, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
The first item up for your perusal is a set of two sour cream type containers with yummy candy centers. They've been made from a quarter sheet of our spooky Ghostly Greetings DSP. They each are crimped closed, and then have a smidgen of grosgrain ribbon to dress them up. This is a quick and easy way to make a little treat special for any holiday. Just think of the possibilities! Kids, co-workers, neighbors, anyone would like to get this instead of a trick from you!
Next for your viewing pleasure, we have a small pumpkin bag made from kraft cardstock. Again, the center of this gift are the candies and goodies inside. It's easy to make this bag which is similar to a 2,4,6,8 bag, but the dimensions were changed slightly to give me the look I wanted. If you don't know how to make one of these bags, I'd be happy to show you at a workshop where you and your friends can all make one suitable for the season. This would make a great place-card for your Thanksgiving dinner. Just add a tag with each person's name to each bag. Wouldn't that make your table look festive and inviting?
Last, but certainly not the least are my spider candies. Normally when I see a spider, all I can think of is smooshing it as quickly as possible. When I see these little cuties, all I can think of is YUM! My downline Jan Tink shared this idea with me (not too sure where she got the idea from, but it's making the rounds). I thought they were just too cute and had to make some for everyone. Aren't they just too adorable? These are the ONLY spiders I'm inviting into my house that's for sure. They are made with just two punches - Scallop Circle Punch, and the Photo Corners Punch. And of course, a York Peppermint Patty in the middle. That's where the YUM comes in. These have been a favorite of mine for a long, long time. In fact, I think there's a few left in that bag somewhere after making these. hmmm....
I think I have to go now and check out the remaining Peppermint Patties. They might be getting lonesome. I think I hear them calling my name....
Saturday, October 25, 2008
But that's not what you're here for, is it? You're interested in what I actually did today, right?! At least I hope you are.
Since I got the Sizzix Leaves #2 die, I've been making cards and scrap pages like crazy. Whether I've used regular cardstock or the DSP, the leaves have come out really cool. This time, the leaves were all sponged, veined with a Chocolate Chip marker, and then crumpled up. There is so much texture, I feel like I should start raking them up! After making the first one, I just couldn't stop myself. It's just like eating chocolate - you can't stop at one. That's just the teaser. I actually made enough cards to send to my family for Thanksgiving. (Now if I can just get them in the mail on time and not forget!!)
Oh yes, I did spend a bit of time shopping today too. I had three different coupons for Michaels that were all going to expire today. Of course, they wouldn't let me buy everything at the same time with the coupons. Oh no. You can only use one per visit. And I had no cash in my wallet. So what to do?? Buy one item, use the cc for a $6 purchase, use one coupon, take package out to the car. Come back in, buy one item, use the cc for a $9 purchase, use one coupon, take package out to the car. Come back in... get the idea? I ended up spending over an hour in the store because each time I had to stand in line all over again and then go back outside to the car to drop off the package. There is only one good thing about all that - I got my exercise out of the way for today. Oh yeah, I got everything I wanted on sale too!! Woo Hoo! ;-D
Have a great weekend.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
This card just puts a smile on my face. Hope you enjoy trying this one out yourself too. I'll be back with more ideas for Christmas and anything else I can think of. Have yourself a crispy, crunchy fall day. Hmmmm... It would be a perfect day to make some muffins. Think that's what I'll do next.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Ok, back to business now that we've gotten the weather out of the way. I did promise to show you what everyone did at class this past week, so drumroll please. Here they are!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Thought you'd like to take a peak at what was made at the classes this week. The focus was on Diecuts and Punches. As you can see, this card used the BigShot and the Sizzix Circle Scallops #2. This is such a great size to stamp an image inside to really make it the focus of your card. Adding the sponging on the scallop edge and piercing each scallop makes it almost look like an old-fashioned doily. And of course, the new Riding Hood Red is such a nice, rich color to use for Christmas cards. Just lovely, if I do say so myself!
Stamps: A Cardinal Christmas, and Watercolor Vine Jumbo Wheel
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Brushed Gold, and Very Vanilla
Ink: Riding Hood Red and Old Olive Classic Pads, and Stazon Jet Black Pad
Accessories: BigShot, Sizzix Scallop Circle #2, Sponge quarter, Crafters Tool Kit, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, and Jumbo Handle.
Cute, isn't it?
Got to run for now. It's almost time for my downline to be coming over tonight. I think I need a bite to eat to tide me over. One cannot live solely on chocolate. Well almost, but not quite. ;D
Oops! I'm still learning this stuff. I can't believe I didn't publish this yesterday as planned. It's a good thing I check back today, or you might not ever have seen this. Let's try this one again. See ya'll later after my workshop tonight. Hopefully I'll have enough energy to post later!
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
I was on Patty Bennett's blog (thanks Patty for the idea) and saw what she had done with these cards. Totally blew me away! So much fun, quick,versatile (just change the papers used), and they're easy to boot! What more can you ask for when you're cranking out those piles of cards for Christmas? This card will definitely be part of my classes in November. You ladies will love making this one for sure!
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
He emailed back and said it was ok but needed some explosions.
I read that and thought, 'Gee, that must be something important to have on it. Wonder what that is?' So I emailed him back and asked if he could help me to put explosions on my blog. That was my second mistake.
He emailed back laughing and said explosions were just that. It was a joke Mom!! He thought I'd get it and have a chuckle. Now he was the one doing all the snickering, not me.
Does God give us kids just to make sure we don't get too full of ourselves? Some days....
Other than that little blip, yesterday was very productive. Rick and I were taking pics of some projects I thought about posting. He's very particular about everything and was taking about 10-12 pictures of each project from different angles and lighting, then I'd have to decide which was the best for posting. Our nosy cat Smoky, who never wants his picture taken, kept jumping on the table just about the time Rick would click a pic. I'd get him and hold him and play with him while Rick snapped away. While Rick was setting up for the next project, I'd put Smoky down and he'd wander away and ignore us. Rick's ready to click again and here comes Smoky to lay down on the card and turn his back to us. Letting us know who's definitely in charge in this house!
I thought this was funny, but Rick not so much! We did get a few grins playing with Smoky yesterday. There are days I wonder whatever possessed me to get a cat. But I really wouldn't trade him for anything!
Hope you have a good and blessed day!
Saturday, October 4, 2008
This is a card holder folder. Don'tcha just love that name? It just sort of flows off the tongue (or twists it up if you're having one of those days!) Or maybe you don't have those kinds of days - boy, are you lucky!
Now wouldn't just everybody love one of these? Of course they would!
Friday, October 3, 2008
It's been fun working with my stamping friends and coming up with so many adorable Halloween cards and projects. Halloween isn't my favorite holiday of all time, it's somewhere after Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, 4th of July, etc, etc, etc... But it sure is fun decorating and mailing cute cards out. I don't get into the really spooky, gory stuff. I'm an absolute sucker for cute though!
I think this little cat is so cute flying off on his broom. Or is that a her?? Whichever, I hope my friend likes it because this little feline friend will be flying over her way soon.
All stamps, inks, etc are Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Haunting Halloween, Canvas
Paper: Basic Black, More Mustard, Gable Green, Whisper White, and Orchid Opulence(inside)
Inks: Pumkin Pie, Orchid Opulence, Gable Green, and More Mustard
Accessories: Stampin' Pastels, Corrugator, Bold Brights Mini Brads, Large Oval Punch, Sponge quarters, and Dimensionals.
Whew, that's it for my first official posting. Hopefully this has picqued your interest. I'll try to be consistent with this blog so you'll have some inspiration on a regular basis. There are so many of you that I consider friends that I would like to keep in touch with. This seemed like a good way to stay in touch and share my obsession with stamping at the same time. Please let me know what you think of this crazy adventure. I'd love to hear from you. And please, please, be nice. Remember, I'm a blogging virgin. Well, not anymore I guess! he he he