Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Let it Snow!

Good morning, it is snowing here in Southern Illinois.  My girls were doing a happy dance when they got up this morning to snow but they didn't get out of school as they hoped.  So, since we have snow I thought a snowman was in order....as a card not a real one!  I ordered this set(Snow Much Fun) in July but haven't used it very much so I pulled it out today.  I love the little singing  birds in this set.  I used Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze and Whisper White card stock and the Snow Burst embossing folder.  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Naughty or Nice?

Good Monday morning!  Today I have a cute little bag decorated to look like a Santa suit.  This is a 5 minute project and it is sure to make someone smile.  I cut the bag down a little to make it approx. 5 inches and then cut Real Red card stock to fit, two strips of glitter paper, a strip of black for the belt, and a 1 1/4 inch square of Brushed Gold layered with a 1 inch square of black for the buckle.  The sentiment is from Tags til Christmas punched out with the Decorative Label punch and a glimmer brad with a Real Red Satan bow.  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Morning Cup

Good Sunday afternoon!  I don't usually post on Sunday but I had someone request photos of a project we will do at an upcoming class that will be about small gifts, favors, and treats.  This is the perfect class to make teacher and co-workers a little something that will mean a lot because you made it.  I do still have space left if you haven't already RSVP'd for this one.  Today's project smells soooo good...it is a candle holder with coffee beans in the bottom.  I used a Mason jar and put the votive holder on top in place of the lid, made a belly band, tied some ribbon on the top and added the coffee beans.  I am not a coffee drinker but the smell on my desk right now is so enticing I may have to try it again.    I used the stamp set Morning Cup for the image.  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Stocking Accents

Good Saturday morning!  I have made about 30 different stockings now but I think this one is my favorite so far.  I really like the Christmas tree which is from the Stockings Accents die.  This die also has a candy cane, holly leaf and berry, and two different ornaments.  I cut this one in card stock but I have also made some tree ornaments using chip board and then covering it in card stock or DSP.  This die is only $17.95 and when you consider a punch is $16.95 this is a very good price.  A few other details ...the tree is decorated with Rhinestones that have been colored with a red sharpie, the holly is from Winter Wishes stitched felt and the Baker's twine is Cherry Cobbler.  Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Tag Time

Good morning!  hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful, mine was ...lots of food and family.  Today I have a gift tag to share with you.  I found this cute stamp set  called Festive Friends that came out in 2000 at a consignment store and had to have it.  The images are perfect size for tags and really fun to color as well.  I used a die to cut the tag out but wanted it to be a little longer so I added a piece of embossed card stock and sandwiched it between two die cuts.  This keeps the back side neat in case the markers bleed through as well. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

"One Horse Open Sleigh"...

Good afternoon!  Hope all your plans are going along nicely for Thanksgiving, I am starting my meal preparations tomorrow.  We are expecting at least 12 for dinner.  It will be hard this year as one seat will be empty, my husband lost a dear friend a few month's ago who always came to all our  holiday meals since he had no family.  I am sure we will remember all the good times and all the funny stories we always shared with him but he will be missed.

Today I have the cutest little sleigh to show you.  I have seen some around made using the Top Note die but mine is made using the Sizzix die which I am sure is the inspiration for the others.  My dear friend Brenda got the die and of course she shared it so I could make a few for myself.  I made a box to sandwich between two die cuts and it holds 4 chocolate nuggets perfectly.  This would be so fun to give to teachers or co-workers for their desk or to use as a table decoration.

A huge THANK YOU to all who have ordered during the Extravaganza!!!  Don't forget to email me your choice of glimmer brads so I can get those ordered and sent to you.  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Frostwood Christmas

Good Monday morning!  Hope you had a good weekend, mine was busy but good.  I took the girls to Paducah to see one of the celebrities from their favorite Disney show, Shake it Up Chicago.  They were so excited and didn't mind at all waiting in line for  over 2 hours. It was fun although tiring for me and of course we had to shop afterward.  Shelby got her dress and shoes for the Fall Ball, they are growing up way to fast for me.

My card for today is one for an upcoming SAS.  I used Welcome Christmas again with the Frostwood Lodge DSP.  The card stock is Garden Green, Whisper White, and Cherry Cobbler.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Welcome Christmas

Good afternoon!  Today I have a Christmas card using  the stamp set, Welcome Christmas.  I used Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, and Very Vanilla card stock with  Letters to Santa DSP.   I added Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding ribbon and Cherry Cobbler Quilted Satan ribbon as well.  This is one of the cards we will do at my next Christmas SAS.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

J O Y Banner

Good evening!  This week has flown by, I can't believe it is Thursday already.  Today I have a banner made using the Stocking Die, I had made a different one but forgot to take a picture of it and then it sold at my last craft show.  I made two of these, one for my mantle at home and one for a sample to hang in my classroom.  It is hard to see in the photo but the stockings on each end have DSP on them.  I used the Timeless Type alphabet dies to cut the letters and the cuff of the stockings are embossed with the Snow Burst folder.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

MOJO Monday Christmas

Good morning!  I loved the sketch from MOJO Monday and had to give it a try.  I saw a card done  using the Designer Frames embossing folders on one of the display boards while at SU Regionals and knew I wanted to use it for a Christmas card.  I used Early Espresso for the base with a layer of Cherry Cobbler and then a layer of Very Vanilla that was embossed with the Snow Burst embossing folder.  The designer papers are retired.  The skaters are from my all time favorite Winter Post set and the sentiment is from the Beautiful Season stamp set.

Don't forget about the Christmas Card Buffet coming up this week,  if you haven't already RSVP'd please do so soon.  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Red Nosed Reindeer

Good Monday morning!  Hope you had a wonderful weekend, mine didn't start out so good but yesterday made up for it.  I have to tell you about an event  I set up a booth at.  I probably didn't find out enough about it before hand which was my first mistake.  It was a fund raiser so they charged admission and sold tickets beforehand.  What I didn't know was that they also sold alcohol at the event which is  always  a red flag for me.  I don't think it was well advertised either because the attendance was not good and the ladies there were more interested in the drinks than anything else.  It was supposed to last until 10:00 pm but at 7:30 I packed up and left.  I guess it was a lesson learned.  Yesterday was a wonderful day out with all three of my girls, we went shopping and had a super good day.

Ok, enough whining...I do have a cute project for you today.  I love the stocking die in the Holiday Mini and also love finding multiple uses for it.  I didn't come up with the original idea to use it for a reindeer but I put a few of my ideas into this one.  I used the one of the leaves from the leaf die for his antlers and made his eyes from the oval punch and gave him long eyelashes.  I also put a Box #2 die in the middle to hold a gift card, treat, or small gift.  The box fits perfectly and all you have to do is cut one end out of it.  Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Timeless Portrait

Good evening!  I hope you are taking time today to honor a Veteran.    My Dad was a Korean War Veteran and I have had him in my thoughts all day, he passed away in 2004 and it is days like today that I miss him most.

Today's project is a Memo Board I made using a chip board base covered with a 12 x12 piece of DSP from the Timeless Portrait collection.  I cut Top Notes from magnet sheets, cork board, and blackboard Decor Elements and attached them down the side.  This is one of the projects we are making in my Big Shot class tomorrow.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Spice Cake Christmas

Good afternoon!  Today I have a card that was inspired by Mary Brown who was one of the presenters at the Louisville Regional SU event I went to last month.  Mary makes the cutest bows which is what she demonstrated.  It does take practice and mine is not even near as pretty as hers but I will just have to practice some more.  I used Pool Party  and Cherry Cobbler card stock along with Spice Cake DSP.  The sentiment is from Petite Pairs.  There are pearls on the tree as well but they didn't photograph very well.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Sweet Friend

Good afternoon!  I have to tell you what an exciting weekend I had at a local craft fair this past weekend.  I met sooo many new people who were excited about card making and scrap booking, thanks to everyone who came by my booth and either bought or signed up for classes.  My card today is one we made at the SU Regional event in Louisville, Ky recently using the stamp set You Are Loved from the Holiday Mini.  At first glance I thought of this set as just a Valentine set but it is much more.  I will use it for Valentines but it also great for just pretty girly friend cards as well.  We used one of my favorite color combos, More Mustard and Cherry Cobbler.  Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Snow Man Treats

Good evening!  Today I have two cute little snow man treat bags.  I found some white bags in my stash and decided to make them into something.  I used the Top Note die and various punches plus some of the Stitched Felt pieces from the Holiday Mini.  Cute and easy!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Beautiful Season

Good afternoon!  Today I have a card using the stamp set Beautiful Season, I had not planned on buying this set because I had the Cardinal Christmas set which I love.  But, I loaned my Cardinal Christmas set to someone and forgot who so I bought this one.  I like it but it is hard to color so that is why I didn't color it.  Anyway...thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

You are Loved

Good afternoon!  This is one of the Make and Takes we did at Regionals last weekend.  It was made with the the stamp set You are Loved from the Holiday Mini.  I haven't bought that set yet but I know I will have to have it for Valentines Day cards for sure.  Thanks for stopping by!