Sunday, November 7, 2010

Projects from 2010

Hello Everyone!

Well, needless to say I'm finding it harder to keep up with my blogging. However, I have been stamping! I want to share with you some of the projects I've done in 2010 to get your creative juices flowing again. :) If you haven't checked out Stampin' Up's new colors you really need too. They are brilliant! I was bummed at first because I'd grown really fond of the traditional color families but once I dug into the new catalog and filed all the new colors I realized how much I loved them! And some of them are old "In Colors" so I really only needed to purchase 5 new colors to make my families complete! That was a very nice surprise! There is also a "new color kit" for the marker set. Those of us that invested in the full set will be happy to hear we can keep our caddy's in tact by just ordering the New Color upgrade! :)

Don't forget that Sale A Bration is right after the holidays so start preparing for any hostess parties or catalog parties you might want to have. I have lots of projects up my sleeve that I can share with you and your friends!

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Ribbon Rose

This is a ribbon technique we did for another Stampers Ten monthly project. Here are the directions. Let me know if you have any questions or need a demo!

1. You take a scrap piece of card stock for the base of your rose.
2. You then run layers of sticky strip horizontally (just a couple inches for this size rose) and back to back to create a solid sticky base.
3. Then cut a piece of ribbon. The size rose I made was about 10 inches of ribbon but you can do any size.
4. Stick one end at the center of your sticky base. It will stick to the sticky strip and will be the center of your rose.
5. Begin twirling your ribbon just like you would twirl a piece of your hair. Twirl it tight at the end and press the ribbon down next to the center piece.
6. Continue to twirl and press in a circle.
7. As you go around with this twirl and press technique your rose will grow.
8. When your rose is the desired size, just snip off the end and twirl until there is only one small piece left to tuck up under another part of the rose. Press and the end will stick
9. Your Ribbon rose is complete!

Happy 2010 Everyone!

Here are some cards I sort of spun off a recent Stampers Ten project. We did a card with the stamp set Upsy Daisy - one of my favorites! I had a bunch of scrap card stock left over from doing the longer "long note" size. So, I put those scraps to good use and just continued creating with my Upsy Daisy set. Now I have a good pile of birthday cards to use. If you have the chance to just sit down and create, just keep going with it!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Christmas Cookie Exchange!

Happy Holidays Everyone!

I did a cookie exchange recently with my MOPS group at church! I just took plain sandwich bags that I already had in the kitchen and tied ribbon around them and attached my recipe card. Here is a tip! With the Top Note Sizzix die, if you want a nice layer of designer paper with your card stock, you just need to cut the bottom layer along the dotted edge. That'll give you a nice even layer and a nicer affect to your project. Here are my cookies! If you look closely - there is a yummy recipe for you too. Enjoy!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Halloween Fun

Hi Everyone!

I've been having fun with Halloween projects this month. Here are a few I've done recently. One I demoed at a home party I did recently. The other was a monthly craft project we did at both my monthly stamping groups. Also, a few of us brought goodie bags to fill at this month's get together and did all of our Halloween treat bags while we were there. Pretty cool to have a free project to make and have the time carved out to make our own goodies! Next stop - Halloween scrapbook pages for my boys!! Stay tuned.....


Sunday, August 30, 2009

Mini Chipboard Scrapbook

This is the Mini Scrapbook/Keepsake that I did for my mother in law's birthday this year. This is the same as the Valentine book I did for my hubby this past February. This is a great gift for anyone and I put it together in one evening! It'll hold 6-8 pictures depending on the size. That is very doable!! This will be one of the projects we'll do at the Gift Giving Stamp Camp this November 22nd. Also, the card holder project I posted in June will be another project for that camp. The point is to create memorable, thoughtful gifts while also saving you money! Sounds good to me!

Scrapbook Club Pages for June

Here are our Scrapbook pages for June. I had two themes in mind - hanging with my girlfriends and being out in nature, which my family loves to do! This rounded out our 6 month Scrapbook club. We each have 24 pages complete now!! WooHoo. That is definitely more than I'd done this time last year. This club is a great way to build scrapbooking supplies, have completed pages - ready to add photos too, and learn great designs and techniques. See my newsletter for the upcoming Holiday Scrapbook club I'm hosting! Don't miss the opportunity to have someone help you design your holiday layouts. This years holiday pages will be done even before the holiday (instead of months or years later!!).