Monday, November 30, 2009

Honey Do List

I had some large legal pads cut in half at my local office supply store. I had plans to do some holiday planners with them, but decided to use "buzzin by" set from Stampin Up to make some "honey do" list. We all have them!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

stamped money holder

Looking for some great gift ideas for delivery people, coaches, bus drivers, music instructors and more for the holiday?

How about a money holder? Who doesn't love money or can use it now days.
1. card stock measures 7" x 7 1/2"
2. score it at 1-3/4" and 4-3/4".
3. use circle punch for inside, only about 1/2 of the circle- thumb hole to pull out money.
4. used sticky strip to hold sides together
5. belly band measures 1-1/4" wide by 7-1/2 " (dsp is 1/4" narrower)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Decor elements gift

My good friend Michele hosted a holiday Stamp a stack for me and this was the Hostess gift I gave her. I used the small Welcome decor elements and the big flower was a hostess set from last catalog.

I have so many frames (there must be a 12 step program for that), I decided I better do something with it. I just put in a piece of designer paper and then voila in 5 minutes you have great home decor.

Online extravaganza is going on now! Many items 30-50 % off! check out link to my online store!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thanksgiving 411

Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge is posted here.
I love their sketch challenges, because they give all the layer sizes. So much easier when you know your cuts and just have to pick out a stamp set and paper!

My friend asked me to make a Thanksgiving card for her. So I picked up Autumn Harvest stamp set. I love it to watercolor with and I used masking technique as well.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

shimmery snow swirled x 2

Two kids home sick today, no food in the house... what to do. I got all my Christmas cards cut, stamped, punched, embellished - all 75 of them. All I left to do is assemble.

I thought I would share a card I did last week for stamp a stack at my friend's house. This features using shimmer paint available in winter mini catalog.

* I used a sponge dauber to apply it onto stamps, then used it to "ink up" the edge to add dimension without another layer.
*I also used some clear rhinestone brads to add some bling.

Notice how I changed up stamp set from Christmas (snow swirled) to Hanukkah (let there be light) to give people options.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

glitter reinker ornaments

Are you ready for Christmas yet? Yikes Thanksgiving is next week- when did it get to be the middle of November? Anyways, our school's holiday fair is coming up, we make things for the kids to buy for Christmas gifts all under $5. As it was near 60 degrees yesterday, I sat out in my porch and whipped out 2 dozen of these babies. I wore plastic gloves and still ended up with ink all over my fingers!

Super fun and easy to make.
materials needed:
glass bulbs
reinker(s) for classic ink
fine glitter
funnel or paper cone
*recommended (old film canisters, plastic gloves, paper towels)
1) clean glass bulb, remove top
2) using your classic reinkers add 20-30 drops depending on size of bulb you are using
3) swirl it around the bulb filling in all the spaces as you go. This is where gloves are handy or use paper towel to cover open hole. add more reinker if you are not getting good coverage
4) I let it drain out into a empty film container
5) use fine glitter (such as SU cosmo or dazzling diamonds)
6) using your paper cone or funnel add glitter to ornament, dump out extra using funnel into container
7) using thumb over hole, shake up ornament to get good coverage
8) let dry for few minutes upside down in film container
Play around with mixing colors. My favorites are rich regals, pacific point, purely pomegranate, rich razzleberry. Deeper colors look cool!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Fashion 411

Stamping 411 Saturday sketch challenge is here. I love having a sketch to make quick work of a card. It saves time to have a starting point, vs spending hour or two surfing the web to case a card. I can come up with one all on my own!
I needed to send a thank you card to a personal shopper who helped me out this week.
Long story short, I need an outfit for upcoming event and since I am stuck in typical "mommy wardrobe" of jeans and sweats- I needed some 411 fashion help. I have expect to be ambushed by Stacy and Clinton, but no such luck of a $5,000 shopping spree for me. Lucky for me my friend Jax majored in fashion and could help me out.
So, I used my humor in humor in high heels stamp set, night of navy prints dsp and cardstock and texture plate for big shot.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

November's 3 for $5

I started holding 3 cards for $5 classes, to get people stamping and make it affordable for them to do so. I offer this as "class to go" vs. a workshop as well, more a totally hands on class. If they make a purchase I waive the class fee.
Anyways, this month we are doing 3 different types of gift card holders. Gift cards are a great idea, but having a nice hand made holder looks like you took the extra time to make them something from the heart.
Class will be held Friday November 20th at 10:00 am, and RSVP is due by 11/13.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

coffee gift card gift

Super cute idea to make a gift card holder out of a lunch bag! Then the open pocket you can fill with anything else, I chose a packet of gourmet hot cocoa.
The idea is similar to paper bag scrapbooks. I made a bunch of these up for a vendor fair last Sunday. Unfortunately, beautiful day killed our indoor traffic and I did not sell any of these.

Sorry, I have not posted or commented in last few days. We are in final phases of our addition and I have spent the better part of two days with the frustrating job of removing wallpaper from our hallway. Not fun!

Friday, November 6, 2009

build a bear dress up magnets

Have you seen the new build a bear dies for the big shot? They are exclusive to Stampin Up in our current Holiday mini catalog. At first, I was not going to get them. I have two boys ages 12 and 10, no big need for dress up.

But I am so glad, I did. They are toooo fun! What girl does not like to play dress up and accessorize???

Anyways, I got the original idea to make magnet tins from Michelle's rubber room
Here are some clothes inside:

And here she is all dressed up! The cool thing about the big shot you can cut through almost anything and this adhesive magnet sheets went through "like butter"

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Masculine birthday card

I combined two challenges in one card! I got the sketch from SCS sketch challenge 253 and Late Night Stampers challenge #44- masculine cards. I went to my old standby for masculine cards Lovely as a Tree, may Stampin Up never retire it!!! The technique I used is thumping with markers.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Hershey Bar slider tutorial

I am participating in a vendor fair this Sunday and have been busy crafting some things to sell.
This is a cute candy bar slider. It is super simple to do, and fun way to present Chocolate!


1. cut you cs to 6 x 6 and then score it at: 1/2 inch and 3.25 inch
2. put sticky strip along the 1/2 inch side and on the bottom
3. stamp as desired
4. cut your ribbon double the length of the candy holder plus enough to tie it on top
5. using a crop a dile or another 3/16 punch punch top center through both sides
6. now seal up your sides of holder and crimp the bottom
7. slide ribbon through both hole and put candy bar between ribbon and slide it down and then tie it off. When they pull the ribbon it slides the candy bar up!

"Christmas fudge poem"
Dashing from the malls
With groceries yet to buy,
Lessons, work and housecleaning, Life’s so crazy! Why?
Bells on our telephone ring, The machine will take the call,
We have not time for family or friends, It drives us up the wall.
How are you? How’s your life? We really want to know.
Hope you’re ready for Christmas, Now maybe it will snow.
A day or two ago, We thought we’d make a treat, For all our special friends-
A Christmas gift to eat.
Our intentions were top notch, But our schedules would not budge,
Hence, here’s this year’s edition
Of homemade Christmas Fudge…

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Buzzing by for 411 challenge

Even though I was working on house projects yesterday and getting ready for Halloween, I still got a chance to play along with Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch challenge. It was a challenge to think of 4 small items to stamp with and I needed some birthday cards. So, I dug through my stamps and decided to use just buzzin by stamp set. I also used some night and day designer paper from Holiday mini catalog. Since Stampin Up's designer paper is two sided, I reversed it on both cards. I used crushed curry for my card base.