Monday, December 27, 2010

sympathy in crush

We are snowed in here, so after cleaning up the house post holidays... I decided to head up to my craft room to do some stamping.   In need of inspiration, I went to Mojo Monday, to get some inspiration.  I did not pre-order too many stamps, saving $$$ for Sale-a-bration time coming January 25th.  I used one I did pre-order out of new Occasion mini catalog that starts on January 4th, called "thanks for caring".

 My color is one of the in-color's concord crush.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Occasions mini sneak peek

In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, I haven't had time to post or create.  However, I wanted to share a swap card I did for new Occasions Mini catalog.   I used new set called "thanks for caring" from Stampin Up.   I got to also use two new accessories in mini catalog (what girl does not love her accessories?)-1/2 " seam binding in crumb cake (also in 8 colors now!) and textured impression embossing folder for big shot.

I love this new stamp set because also has a saying for inside the card as well- "May you find peace and comfort in this difficult time and know you are loved".  Sympathy cards are always the easiest cards to do, but unfortunately always are needed.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

covered journals

I made a bunch of these for craft fairs at some local schools.  The girls still love the skull and cross bones.  This is one items I sold out at both school fairs.

I was using up some retired papers and rub ons.

This one I used no designer paper but card stock and featured extreme elements for the boys.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

more valentines to share-sneak peek

I had a open class today, so I was playing with some new stamps.  This is a sneak peek of a new stamp set called filled with love that will be part of a promo with some designer series paper.  I was making a few more valentines to send out From our hearts organization.  I used stamping 411 sketch this week. I apologize for blurry photo.

Same Sketch different card.
I copied Connie Babbet's card from Stamping 411 a little bit.  Bad photo again- I stamped"love" on bottom right corner of card.  But lighting and tone on tone it did not show up.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

call out for valentines

I used Stamping 411's sketch this week to make some valentine cards with my retired stash of papers.  Gretchen Barron issued this challenge, to donate valentine cards to from Our Hearts organization.  She is even offering a prize drawing if you can make 5 valentines and send by December 20th.  If you never heard them- it is a great organization that Martie Shea has run out of her house for the past few years.  They send cards over to the troops for them to use for their personal use to send home to family and friends.  We all have cards we make or swaps that can be put to good use.  They are also moving to a new location, bigger space and are in the need of cash donations for office supplies and to help cover the postage to send overseas.

So in the spirit of Christmas send out some valentines to show you care.  Such and easy and small thing to do that will mean so much to those who serve our country everyday.

Monday, December 6, 2010

MDS christmas card

I am finally getting the hang of using MDS.  This will be our card this year, as the printing prices came down and I ran out of time with craft fairs to make our own this year.  I love that I can use Stampin Up images and artwork to create.

The boys got a chance to go on Fenway park field, see the "green monster" up close.   As baseball players, it was a dream come true.   I thought it would be perfect to use those pics for our card this year.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

snowman candy bar wrapper

I found this idea on splitcoaststampers.  Okay, no stampin up involved.  Laurie Furnell had this template on her blog.  Super cute idea!
I was doing a vendor fair and found large hershey and cadbury bars on-sale.  I was trying to come up with something to do with them and this was a super easy fix.  My friend Holly sewed up the fleece tub for me, my machine was not working for me.  But you just need to cut fleece tube and add a rubber band to the top, and snip the fleece above rubber band to look like fringe.