Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Just wanted to update you on our Brunch last Saturday. The weather had been horrid, dumping several inches of snow the night before and the roads were a mess. Three of the ladies had crisis come up and were unable to make it. But for those intrepid ladies who came, we had fun! The food was super of course. and we a shoebox swap afterwards to burn the calories off that we had just consumed! See, I've got it all figured out! Right?? Here's part of my downline.
2nd row: Elizabeth (cross-line), Janine, myself
1st row: Kendra, Michelle, Amy
Everyone was very gracious about letting me post their card creations on my blog. Thanks ladies - you're the VERY BESTest! Now I've got to get motivated to get them all pictured and posted.I figured I start with Janine's masterpiece since it is the only Christmas card. I promise this will be the last Christmas card you'll see from me for awhile. But this one was just too good to pass on. Isn't it cool? I love how she designed this from a birthday set - Big Birthday Candle. And I'm so happy SU! decided NOT to retire this set. Hooray! It's just so much fun to play with. And check out the extra cool corner embellishment. We punched out a Scallop Square of Ski Slope DSP, then punched it the second time with the Photo Corner punch. This was then layered under another Photo Corner punched piece of Ski Slope DSP. (I'm really gonna miss this paper! sob - maybe I should order another pack so I won't have withdrawals!) Then the brads were added to make it over the top cool! I just noticed that Janine has a tutorial on her blog showing how to make these corners. Go here to see it.
Like it? Doesn't it give you lots of ideas for birthdays?? Think of changing colors, or number of candles. If you've got some DSP that you love, this is the perfect card for using up little scraps. It looks like it's really involved and time-consuming, but it's surprisingly fast to stamp up. If you're interested in more info on this, just holler.
I'm be back soon with more goodies to share with you. Enjoy the holidays with your family and friends and make it memorable.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
So today I thought I'd get out some of the 'little pieces' that I'd started and never finished. My friend Madeline was here yesterday, and we were borrowing each other's Cuddlebug folders. She has this one that looks like a quilt pattern and thought it would be a good backdrop for this large Sizzix snowflake die. The white background needed a little sponging of Almost Amethyst to accent the patterns. Then the snowflake needed a sprinkling of glitter to make it shine. I hope you like this as much as I do!
All stamps and materials by SU! except where noted.
Stamps: Cute and Curly stamp and punch set Paper: Almost Amethyst, Bashful Blue, and Whisper White Ink: Bashful Blue, Almost Amethyst Accessories: Big Shot, Sizzix Snowflake #2 Die, White Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals. Stickles Diamond glitter. Cuddlebug folder.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Hope you're enjoying this season of anticipation and goodwill. See ya later...
Monday, December 15, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Then as I was reading blogs and checking SCS and the SU! Demo website, there were so many awesome ideas out there that I went ahead and cased another one! I try not to do that very often. I feel if people are coming to my class then they expect me to come up with my own ideas for the class. But like I said, this month several project were pure cases from others. This skaters card/bag idea was found on Patty Bennett's blog. I thought it was one of the cutest and most different idea I'd seen in awhile. You can check her ideas out at this address: http://pattystamps.typepad.com/pattys_stamping_spot/2008/12/top-note-die-goodie-bags-for-christmas.html
The stamps and materials were 99% Stampin'Up!
Stamps: Winter Post and Lovely As A Tree
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Papers: Riding Hood Red and Very Vanilla
Accessories: Big Shot and Bigz Top Note Die, Sponge Dauber, Word Window Punch, and a small non-SU! white sack.
Isn't this just the cutest little thing you've ever seen? It could hold candy, gift card, or even a small gift - just perfect for a pair of earring or bracelet don't cha think? Of course, chocolate would always be a grand gift to put in the bag.
Ok, on to the next project. Do any of you demos out there have a few die-cut boxes left from when we carried them? Well, I had a few, ahem, well maybe alot of them left over. Don't remember what they were originally for, but they worked out great for this project!
Most materials from SU! (except the glitter and candycanes!)
Paper: Ruby Red cardstock and Holiday Treasures DSP
Accessories: Large Felt Flurries, Sticky Tape, Wire (retired), Tombow Multi Adhesive (for glueing on the snowflake), and Stickles Diamond glitter. I don't know why the glitter looks white in the photo. It really looks like glittery gold beads in real life.
Couldn't you just see this little box filled with home-made goodies, (like in chocolates) or even a few sprigs of evergreen to brighten up some little nook? I hope these ideas have inspired you as much as they inspired me. They were definitely fun to make. Now back to making some Christmas gifties! I feel like one of the elves!! (Too bad I don't look like one - ha ha!)
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008