Monday, December 29, 2008

Sorry about no posts

Hi my stamping friends. I just wanted to say a quick sorry about no posts for awhile. With the business of the holidays, as I'm sure you all can relate and then I've not been feeling well it seems I've been slacking in my blog. I guess I've had some sort of bug, but as far as I'm concerned it can leave anytime soon. I'm on my laptop tonight. I haven't even been in my stamp room for days. Yes, believe it or not. Maybe tomorrow I'll get down there. If you know me at all, you know I find it hard to just sit and not do anything. I want to share with you some of the cards from the stamp a stack and the Country Living kit classes so say a prayer for me and hopefully I'll feel like getting back to posting tomorrow. Thanks for understanding.


Monday, December 15, 2008

A Big Project

Good morning! Sorry about the posts being so sporadic lately. I'm sure though that most of you have been like me--Busy! This time of year tends to do that to even people who aren't normally busy. I won't mention any names. LOL

Here is what I've been up to........................
For the second year in a row I've been hired to make menus for a Christmas party for a local business. This year it turned into a little more than menus. I always find it exciting to get a paying job with my stamped creations. In the end I made pretty good money and that in itself is a blessing, especially this year. All I can say is that the Lord is good and I'm blessed. If you want any info on these please feel free to contact me
Well thanks for stopping by. I have much to accomplish today since I'm having make up stamping classes tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Snow Day!

Do you like it? The snow that is. I have mixed feelings about it. I've always been a snow lover and have loved snow days, but..........when it starts to cramp plans, that's another thing. Oh well, it is what it is. I had to cancel my Stamp-a-Stack for this afternoon. Just don't want to take the chance with this crazy weather and we are expecting more so if you didn't sign up, but would still like to get in on it, let me know and I'll see what I can work out. I'm thinking maybe next Tuesday the 16th? Those that were scheduled to come can let me know too if that will work for you.

So because of the snow I was able to finish this up this morning. Aren't they the cutest babies you've ever done seen? Just looking at them makes me smile. I'm giving this as a gift to their parents for Christmas. I'm so happy with the way it turned out. You can get complete directions on how to make one of these by visiting SCS resource area.
Hope you are having a great day!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Yet another ornament

Here's an ornament I made yesterday. I got the idea from the weekly tutorial over on SCS. Take a look. Beate always does such a nice job. I've got more I'm working on and will share soon.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like......................

Ornaments! Since business has been slow the last while here, it's given me more time work on some things that I've been wanting to try. I do a lot of web surfing and find such cute ideas and don't always get the time to make them. These ornaments are made using chipboard coasters. I apply glue to the coaster, stick the DSP on and cut around them. Very easy.
This one of course is using my new fav stamp set called Winter Post. Winter Post is only available in the Holiday Winter Mini catalog and only through January 18. Wouldn't this set make a great gift? If you'd like to receive it as a gift let me know and the contact info for your "Santa" and I'll do the rest. Sometimes "Santa" needs a little help in what crafty women really want for Christmas. *grin*
I made this one look like it was quilted and speaking of that............I was so honored yesterday when my friend Patty Bennett cased this idea. Patty is one of the top demos for SU this year and a very talented lady. Check out her blog.
I found the idea of using the scallop circle die and sandwiching it between 2 coasters on a blog as well. I can't remember where though. Sorry! I die cut the snowflakes in Baja Breeze (probably my fav blue right now) Used Ski Slope DSP to cover the coasters and then made the banner freehand and stamped the words from the Country Living Holiday Collection stamp set. The finishing touch was a jumbo pewter brad and Baja Breeze ribbon.
This one was made in the same way. I used the star from the Holiday Collection stamp set and cut it out. I then mounted it on some cardboard and cut out again and mounted it on the ornament with a dimensional. It's hard to see, but I stamped a big star from last years set called Star-Studded Season (retired) and mounted the small star on top. I then used my white signo gel pen and made little lines to represent rays from the star. The words are from the Star-Studded Season set as well. DSP Ski Slope, Kiwi Kiss cardstock and ribbon and Riding Hood Red ink.
Wow that was a lot for today. Hope you stayed with me. Have yourself a great one!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

A Christmas Gift Idea

Sorry I've taken a break the last couple of days. I've had things that just had to be done. I needed to get some jewelry made to put in the day spa where my sister works. I've had a display there for awhile now and believe it or not it actually sells. LOL Just costume jewelry of course, but I like it nonetheless and I guess others do to. Besides that it's fun to make. I forgot to take pics so if you'd like to see it you'll have to visit Trish's Day Spa in Pigeon. LOL Maybe next time I'll remember.

Anyway here is what I have for you today.
I made these ornaments on Saturday and didn't want to post them until I had given them to my sister Chele. As you can see I couldn't wait until Christmas. That's a problem I have when I make something, I want to give it to the recipient right away. So when I went to take the jewelry to the day spa I also gave these to my sis. They look pretty professional if I do say so myself. LOL I had these ornaments in my stash (got them on clearance of course) and decided to use the Old Saint Nick rub-ons from Stampin'Up! on them. Rub-ons are so fun and easy to use. If you haven't tried them may I suggest that you do? So, so easy! I even used them on the tag. I then had to have a nice box to present them in so I made the box as well and used an acetate sheet to even make the lid. Hope you like them. Feel free to leave me a comment and let me know.
Have a great day!


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