Monday, December 29, 2008
Here are a couple of samples using the new Love you Much Bundle...I love this. Paper, punches and stamps..oh my! Stay tuned for details of an upcoming class using this bundle.
As I mentioned, my niece is getting married this summer...and they asked me to make the favours. This is going to be so much fun...and I know all the cousins, and aunts, and sisters, and inlaws will lend a helping hand.
The card is a standard card, with the top flap folded back on itself. I used versa mark to stamp the inside, and used white embossing powder to add the detail.
The little gift bag is made with some left over designer paper and the medallion is from the Love you much set.
Thanks for stopping by...and if you have any ideas to share for wedding favours...let me know. Nothing is finalized yet. They do like the little top note gift bag, and they would be easy peasy to make alot of in a short period of time.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas vacation. I have to say this was one of the best Christmas seasons I have had. On Christmas Eve we got great news...my niece is getting married. Everyone is so excited, and we are already planning favours and wedding stuff...we are so happy for Jen and Bobby..it will be a great party...and lots of party and family time leading up to the big day!
We had lots of family time with my family, as well as with my MIL, who came on tues, and went home today. She lives in a retirement home, so really enjoys the hustle and bustle of our house...and all the home cooking. She helped make peanut brittle, apple crisp, scallop potatoes...and loved it all.
Here are some projects that I made leading up to Christmas. The Santa boxes are 2-3-6-8 boxes, and I added a strip of whisper white, some black and I used some retired bronze for the buckle.
The little packages are clear envelopes, the top note die and some little peppermint patty's inside. My good friend Lisa made a bunch of these, and there are tons of ideas on Splitcoaststampers to see as well.
Santa's face is made with punches, and is on a little pizza box...easy to make, and it held a pretty little necklace on Christmas morning...
Back to work tomorrow...wish I had 1 more day at home...but that will wait till Friday. Have a great week...I will a be back tomorrow with a sample from the "Love you much" bundle.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
I just received my "Bundle" yesterday. It is so fun to see some of the new papers and the wonderful new triple heart punch. If you are like me you are still finishing (or starting) your Christmas cards and treats for friends and family. My thoughts on this snowy evening are certainly of Christmas...but isn't it nice to dream of the next season coming around the corner.
Make sure you mark your calender for Saturday Jan 17th, 2009. I am hosting a Stamp a Stack event and we will be using parts of the Bundle that day.
If you wish to preorder, let me know.
Take a look at all you get....
Love You Much stamp set
Candy Lane Designer Series paper (Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla)
Heart to Heart punch
Bundle Retail Value
Love You Much Bundle (20% off; item 115405)
This is great value, and having seen the products first hand....I know you will love them. Yorkview Ladies...I will bring in a little sneak peak on Monday!
Happy Weekend...I am so looking forward to crafting all weekend long....
Monday, December 15, 2008
I am addicted to these little trees. I searched the web to see who had the original idea, and there are so many...I picked this one as it was such a creative use of paper in general. Check out this blog, you won't be sorry.
The cards themselves are a new idea (not mine) called Scrapplings. I first saw these done on Val's site...she is awesome so be sure to check her out.
In addition, there is a challenge over at Splitcoast that you can find here.
I hope all your Christmas preparations are coming along, and that the weather isn't impacting your plans.
What a difference 12 hours make! When I left the house this morning it was a balmy 8 celcius, by this afternoon, when I had shopped till I was ready to drop, it was down to below zero.
I will do my best to offer a post each day this week...here it is for today. These are little wooden clothes pins, wrapped with ribbon. I put a piece of cardstock inside a celo bag, tossed in the ribbon spools and added a little topper...simple, cute and a great way to make a little presentation for a couple of special people. I used up some left over ribbon and cardstock from last year's in colour series. I hope my friends like this little gift.
I used the large scallop die, as well as the little snowflake sizzlets and the All Cheer die for the embellishments.
Give it a try. This is a nice presentation for some of Mike's dollar ribbon or bits and pieces you may have laying around. Be sure to link back to me if you give this a try.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Good Sunday Morning my friends. I am sorry that I have been away for so long. As I mentioned in my last post, this flu bug was terrible. Once I got home from work it was crash time, not stamping time. However, I think it is finally licked, and I spent yesterday in my craft room doing some catch-up.
These are little treat holders, and really simple to make. The idea came from Ruth's blog...great ideas and I encourage you to check her out!
Directions for Mr Claus
1.4x4 cardstock, scored all around at 1". Fold up into a little box..if you need more specific instructions, just let me know.You will need 2 of these for Mr, and 1 for Mrs Claus.
2. 2 pieces of 4 x 8.5 cardstock. Attach a piece of sticky strip along one bottom and one short side of this. You want to make sure your seam is in the back..."walk" your paper around the box you created to make his pants.
3. For the white trim I took a piece of whisper white, 8.5 x 3.4 and used my scallop edge punch to create his trim.
4. His Black trim is a piece of basic black, 1 x 8.5. For both the white and black,I used Mono adhesive.
5. For his buckle I used the tab punch and a piece of brushed gold.
6. His suspenders are 1 x 8.5
1. Box bottom as above.
2. For her dress, in this pic I used a piece 4 x 8.5, but for my next one, I will increase this to 6 x 8.5.
3. Scallop punch and the 3 for you punch complete her outfit.
Check out Ruth's site for more details, or drop me a line if you need help. For my Yorkview Ladies..this is what we are making on Wed night..I can hardly wait!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Hello Friends...sorry I have been mia, I have been sick with some kind of bug, and it has really knocked me off my feet. I finally got some medicine, and while I am feeling better, I still have a ways to go...oh well, nothing makes you feel better than creating something special.
This is for the weekly Challenge over at Splitcoast..you can check it out here. I used the big shot to create the large snowflake, topped it off with the little snowman from Deer Friends. I used heat and stick powder to adhere the glitter...if you want the details, let me know and I will post a tutorial.
The snowflake can be taken off, and hung on the tree.