Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Projects

I pray that all of you had a wonderful Christmas. My husband and I had our family here for dinner. We enjoyed our time together.
I have added a couple of pictures of some things I made. As you will see they are not Stampin' Up! only this time. I crocheted covers for the candy canes added ribbon and a little tag. The tag was made using the jewelry tag punch and the saying is from the stamp set "Tiny Tags." I could have used Stampin' Up! ribbon, but I chose not too, it is just from a craft store.

The Christmas ornament below was made using retired Stampin' Up! rub-ons, silver elastic cord, and clear trim tinsel. Once again, the only thing that is current Stampin' Up! is the jewelry punch tag and the saying is from the stamp set "Tiny Tags."

The three candy canes you see I ended up giving to the head cashiers where I work. I have not done anything with the ornament as of yet. I may keep it for myself or give it to one of my daughters.
Have a great day! If you have family from out of town, like I do, enjoy your time with them. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Please leave a comment if you would like.

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Snowflake Holiday Stocking

Christmas is coming!! We are not doing much this year for Christmas, but I did buy this die from Stampin' Up! for my Big Shot. This is the first stocking I have made and I love it. I did spend a lot of time making it and thinking about how I wanted it to look. I made this one for my grandson. His mom and dad can keep it as an ornament if they want to.

I wanted to give you some different views, once again, so you can see the dimension. I do not know if you can tell from the pictures or not, but the middle bashful blue area and the bashful blue scallop are sprayed with the frost white shimmer paint. I also used brushed silver and night of navy cardstock.

I used everything current Stampin' Up! product, except for the button, which it is retired because it is bashful blue and the current color is marina mist. Sorry about that.

Some of the other things I used to create this stocking are the Big Shot, Holiday Stocking Bigz L Die, the Snow Burst textured impressions embossing folder, the snowflake punch, the stocking builder punch, the stamp set "stitched stockings," the simply scored scoring tool, the 2 3/8" scallop circle punch, and the scallop trim border punch. Putting on the mini jingle bells also gave it a little more dimension.
I had a ton of fun making this for my grandson. I am still not sure of what I am going to put in it, but I will figure out something.
Thanks for looking at my blog. I hope I have inspired you to try and make one of these too. Please leave a comment if you have time.

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Baby Shower Invitations

Something very exciting is coming up soon. My youngest daughter is going to be having a baby boy! At least that is what we have been told. We do pray they are correct. Anyhow, I have attached 2 pictures of the cards. The first one you see is an example. My daughter wanted me to make up a couple of different cards to choose from. Well, I did not attach the other one I had made, but this is the one she chose.

Once she chose her card, I told her she could go with a different color band and scallop if she wanted. Well, guess what? She wanted to go with different colors. The card below is what they all look like. I have already made up 45 of them. I may have to make a few more still, but maybe not.
I used bashful blue, so saffron, whisper white, and certainly celery cardstock, along with retired delicate dots designer series paper. I knew I had enough of the designer paper to use to make these invitations. The stamp set is called "Bear Hugs." I created the writing using the MDS program, which stands for "My Digital Studio." I still need to play with it some more to get used to how it works.
Believe it or not, it did not take that much time to create a bunch of these invites. They were fun to make and now it is almost time to be sending them out.
Thanks for stopping by. Please leave a comment if you have a minute to do so. Keep watching! I already have something else very special to post. It is for my grandson, Blake!

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Always Thankful Card 4

You may be saying to yourself, "Does this lady know that it is almost Christmas?" The answer to your question is, "Yes!" I forgot to put this card on my blog. I am glad that I did because I have been working on baby shower invitations. I have not worked on any other cards lately because of it. I will be posting a picture of what they look like when I have them done. Well, maybe not all of them done because I may be making close to 50 of them. After I get those done I will be working on the favors for the shower. I will post other projects I make during this process because I would like to do a few things for Christmas too!

Back to the card above. I used the stamp set Always Thankful with spice cake designer series paper, soft suede, river rock, and pear pizzazz cardstock. For tools I used the Big Shot, the vintage wallpaper textured impressions embossing folder, and the scallop trim corner punch. For accessories I used 1/4 inch early espresso grosgrain ribbon and a pumpkin pie glimmer brad out of the brights brads.

Keep watching. I will be posting new things very soon. Please leave a comment if you would like. You know I would like it.

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Even though Christmas is coming up very soon, I wanted to share a card I had made for my daughter's fiance. This card was made in the middle of October, but I saved it in case I needed something to post because I have not worked on anything new. I have worked on something new, although, I am not ready to post it quite yet.

This card was made using well worn designer series paper, cajun craze, very vanilla, so saffron, not quite navy, and soft suede cardstock. For tools I used the Big Shot, spider web and square lattice textured impressions embossing folder, scallop edge border and the cupcake builder punches. For the stamp sentiment I used the Happiest Birthday Wishes stamp set. The accessories I used was 5/8" very vanilla grosgrain ribbon (retired) and a mini library clip.

I need to get going. I will be leaving for work very soon. Tell me what you think and leave a comment.

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