Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thankful Thursday

No creations today as I am watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade with my girls and having pull apart Monkey bread. Yumm-O!  Later, we head over to my parents for the BIG traditional dinner.  Doing laundry today as I got my new washer and dryer yesterday and LOVE THEM!  Thankful for that! I am also thankful this year to have family, faith, friends, a home, jobs, our health and love! 
Enjoy your turkey day however you celebrate it!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wacky Wednesday

I made this on Heather's online punch class.  I changed him a little.  I cut the tree in half and placed him off to the side of the card.  I used the cuttlebug and snowflake emboss to create the hills of snow.  Love the gingham red ribbon on this and the simple sentiment.  I saved the another half of the tree and made another card with him of the other side.  This was one of my favorite punch art character that she created.
Have a magical day!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Let it Snow Tuesday

I made this sweet snowman for a co-worker and fellow snowman lover for her birthday.  I used Bashful Blue DSP stamped with Bashful Blue ink of snowflakes.  It is on the hard backing from the DSP packaging cut 5.5" x 10" and rounded edges.  Added circles using my Coluzze cutter in black and white.  Using the Key Tab punch and Modern Label punch for the hat in Black.  The eyes, smile and buttons are 1/4" circle punch.  The nose is Pumpkin pie hand cut. Then horizontal punch x 2 on one side to add red and white ribbons.  You can put a circle photo in the bottom circle as well!

I love how he turned out!
How can I not love a snowman?
Have a magical day!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Made for Monday

So thankful for some really great friends and NEW friends today!  I had a blast on Friday night!  Everyone loved the projects and many wanted to make more of one for teacher's gifts.  I will show that later this week.  Several of them commented on my thankful display on my mantle and told them about this one.  I made these last year for the craft shows.  Wishing now that I had saved one for myself!  The squares are 4 x 4 and just tied with different colored matching ribbon onto the floral sway or whatever you call it.  Another way is to put two holes on each side top and bottom and tie with ribbon to make it hinge. You can use any combo of fall colored paper to make this.

Have a magical day!
Special thanks to Kelly for making my day!  

Friday, November 20, 2009

Getting Ready for Christmas Friday

So I do not know what happened to Wednesday and Thursday so let's move on to FRIDAY!  Tonight is my scrap night with my friends and we are going to make this Christmas Planner created by Heather Summers.  It uses four sheets of Designer Paper and the 12 x 12 cardboard backing that comes with the paper.  It is designed to create pouches to hold the 8-10 envelopes with tag punch for you to place wish lists, events, recipes, and more.  Now you can put the year on it and scrapbook it at the end of the holidays, but I decided to make mine to keep out each Christmas and just replace the envelopes each year.I used the retired Simply Scrappin kit from last year.  My ladies will be using the Merry Moments DSP in the currant catalog.  The embellishments will vary as well.  I hope to take some pictures of the finished projects to show you here. 
I am looking forward to tonight as we are wearing holiday pjs, listening to holiday music and eating yummy holiday treats while we stamp and scrap all night long! Really getting ready for the holiday season!
Have a magical day!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

2010 coming sooner then later!

Sorry I have been MIA but I have been...prep for a craft show, youth meeting, doctor and dentist appts, lots of work on the real job and computer trouble getting to blogspot to post pictures.  I did manage to take a Friday off and head to Archiver's to play and buy!  HEEHEE! 
Here are the 2010 calendars I did this year to sell at my craft show.  I absolutely love how they turned out!  Thanks to a talented lady on Splitcoaststampers that name escapes me at this moment.  This Season of Friendship stamp set was in the Mini Catalog last year and they brought it back for the new catalog.  It is one of my all-time favorites!  On the top is Winter and Fall and below is Spring and Summer.  I wish I had taken a picture of it standing up.  The ribbon is the part that keeps it together as an easel.  Then once the seasons switch, you just undo the ribbon and re-thread it and make a bow.  Much easier than last year's version.
I sold these for $5.00 and one lucky lady bought all of them that I had at Saturday's craft show.  :o)  Yeah me!

Have a magical day!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Made for a Monday

What a weekend!  Friday and Saturday was stampin and creating which is the best way to spend the day!  I did not get all my projects done but enough to come home and finish them.  Then Sunday morning was our 1st youth Wash and Worship Car Wash which turned out to be a huge success!  We did 36 cars in 4 hours! OY!  Everyone did a good job and we will definitely hold this fundraiser in the spring.

On to today's project...last year, my SIL told me that I should make table settings to sell at my craft shows so I came up with this simple table setting for Thanksgiving.   I did make a simple version of this set to sell in a set of 8.  That was just a lot of leaves die cutting that took forever!  The following pictures are the close up of the napkin band, the name place card and the treat box made from the pillow box die cut.

Have a magical day!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Festive Friday

I made this cute candy purse with my friend Maureen.  This is cased from a purse that my upline Wendy made once at her classes.  
I cut a 4.25" in old olive and 3.75" circle in very vanilla on the Coluzze circle cutter.  Then stamped the images on the very vanilla from the stamp set Season of Joy in Riding Hood Red and Old Olive and Chocolate Chip.  Next layer your circles and add fake stitching and fold in half.  Punch 1.4" circle at the folded line and tie old olive ribbon to make a handle.  I used a clear envelope and attached it with sticky tape to the inside of circles.  The envelope will open and you can get into the candy over and over.  Fold the envelope in half and apply velco to make it close and open.  Finally add your wide oval punch in chocolate chip with a scallop oval punched out stamped image from hostess set Christmas Punch.  I used SU markers and huff trick to make the stamp different colors.  Added a brad in the middle of the flower.
Well, I am off today to attend Wendy's gift extravaganza and then later to Cathy's house for a scrap night!  Can you see me doing the happy stampin dance?!  Just what I need to stay creative and motivated to get some things done. 
Have a magical day!
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO DWAYNE AND MAUREEN (bil and sil) 10 YEARS of blessed marriage!  (show that card next week)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Thursday's find

I found this card on this morning while searching on the website and HAD to share it because I am in complete awe of it! fold christmas to see the original and details of how to create this gem.

I have to give credit to LondonBlue on because she was so thoughful to share this beautiful card with all of us!  What an inspiration to stamp!

You can be sure that I will be casing this card!  I have not done a tri fold card yet so this will be a challenge for me.  I will post my version when I get it done.  Hopefully this weekend I can get to it.

Have a magical day!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Time to Give Thanks

November is the time to be thankful.  So this mini 3x3 card does the job.  The colors are really rust and chocolate chip.  The paper is from last year's SU mini catalog which I have saved to use.  The stamp is from the hostess set The More the Merrier.  I used watercolor pen to color the acorn.  Super simple using circle punches.

Take the time today to make something!
Have a magical day!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween LONG Recap

Just a recap of our busy festive weekend!  The rain did not stop us from getting that candy!  The girls and I went trick or treating with our friends the Tullys in their neighborhood.  Megan brought her friend Stephanie with us.  Howard stayed home to pass out candy and enjoy his glass of wine by his fire.   Allison was Sleeping Beauty and Megan was a witch.

We all then went to my parents house to see our niece Abigail in her first Halloween costume!  She was the cutest bee there is! 

And yes I did find one more Halloween treats that I made for a friend at her request.  They are the Twist boxes in different colors and different papers with the same sentiment saying from the Hostess set called Holiday Best.  I also got caught up with the house this weekend, cleaning, organizing, put out Thanksgiving decor and even started making holiday cards listening to Christmas music!  So I have lots to share with you soon!
If you want to make these cute treat boxes, email me at and I can send you the file to make them.  Also check out my July 21st post that tells how to make them in some detail.  They can be a tricky at first but the tip is to crease all the folds in both directions and then twist the ends to close.  Maybe I will TRY to do my first video showing how to make them soon with a Christmas theme.
Have a magical day!