Sunday, December 26, 2010

Busy, busy busy!

Well, I've been really busy lately and haven't had time to post. I've spent the last few weeks packing and we moved the week before Christmas. Talk about a hectic holiday season! I broke down and actually bought Christmas cards because I didn't have time to make them (needless to say, I was a little embarrassed because everyone expects the handmade ones). My son was so worried that Santa wouldn't find the new house, I don't think that he slept for a couple of days. We finally got him convinced that Santa is better at delivering to new addresses than the post office. Christmas morning he was convinced that Santa found him (and happy too)! Now that things are starting to get settled and unpacked, I might get to start unpacking my craft stuff and set up my new craft room. It is about a third of the size of my old one (at least it is until we remodel!), but I think I can make it work. We are going to get our Internet this week, so I won't have to go to the library or use my cell phone (which isn't easy to do this on, LOL). Within the next couple of weeks, I will be crafting and posting new cards, scrapbook pages, and other paper crafts. So, until then, happy crafting!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

My Digital Studio

I ordered the My Digital Studio software during the Stampin Up! extravaganza sale. I just got it today and started to play with it. Since my digital camera is not cooperating with me, I thought that I would try to make some digital cards. Here is my first attempt. What do you think? It's simple. I think that the more I play with the software, the more I like it.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! This is the time of year where family and friends come together to enjoy good company and good food.

Monday, November 22, 2010

What a sale!

Can you believe this!?! Hurry before all the great deals sell out. Get My Digital Studio for less than $40.00! Great stamp sets, bundles, digital downloads, and decor elements at unbelievable prices!
Click this link to go to my website to shop

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Camera issues!

I had a bunch of stuff that I wanted to post for you today, but unfortunately, my digital camera is not cooperating. Hmm, maybe I can get Santa to bring me a new one? Hopefully I can get the thing working so I can upload my pictures. Anyway, I've been real busy stamping away. I have about 60 little gift bags (with goodies) that I have to make for both my kids for school. As of right now, I've only got about 20 done and I'm running out of time. I still have ALOT of Christmas cards to make and treats for work. There just isn't enough time in the day. Cheese anyone? (I'm done whining) LOL.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

New Christmas cards

I was playing around today and came up with a couple of new holiday cards. I used different techniques on 2 of them. On the Angelic Joy card, I used the embossing resist and on the Happy Holiday card, I used the big shot to emboss it.

Angelic Joy

Happy Holidays

A Neutral Card

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tuesday Tip

     When planning your holiday cards, you also need to think about postage. Don't want to sacrifice your creativity - you don't have to! All you have to do is lighten up your layers - literally. Instead of using the whole layer, cut the middle, turning the layer into a frame. You don't have to sacrifice your creativity for a nice looking card, but you can save money on postage. If your like me, the money I save on postage gets spent on more Stampin Up! stuff!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Quick and Easy Christmas Favor

     This cute set is quick to make and give a special touch to an ordinary memo notebook. All the paper, ink, and ribbon are Stampin Up! products.

1 memo notebook
1 Pentel R.S.V.P. pen
Cherry Cobbler card stock cut to 3 x 4 10/16 in.
Jolly Holiday DSP cut to 2 1/2 x 4 and 3 1/4 x 3/4 in.
Very Vanilla card stock cut to 2 x 3 1/2 in.
Gifted stamp set
Old Olive ink
Old Olive ribbon cut to 3 1/2 in.
Snail adhesive
Glue dots

1) Cut card stock per dimensions specified.
2) Stamp Seasons Greetings image on very vanilla card stock. Set aside to dry.
3) Snail cherry cobbler card stock onto the back of the memo book as shown below.

4) Snail DSP (designer series paper) in the center of the cherry cobbler card stock.
5) Snail very vanilla into the center of the DSP.
6) Take the ribbon and tie a knot in the center of it. Adhere it to the very vanilla card stock with a glue dot.
7) Unscrew the top of the pen.
8) Roll the DSP around the ink barrel of the pen.
9) Insert into the body of the pen as shown below.

You will need to use something to push the DSP all the way down into the pen barrel. I used a paper clip.

     This would make a cute party favor for an office Christmas party, to give to a co-worker, or for a school party. Use your imagination.

Holiday Cards

I've just started making my holiday cards. Here are a few examples. Each one of these cards have been made with Stampin Up products.

I will be adding more projects, instructions, and other things shortly.

A new blog

Welcome to my new blog. I hope to post atleast weekly. If this sounds a little stale or overdone, bare with me. I will catch on to this blog thing quickly. I hope to share my passion for creating beautiful things. I am a Stampin Up! demonstrator and am going to share my work with you.