Saturday, October 27, 2007

Snowman 3 x 3's

This is the snowman from the Big on Christmas set. The background is one of the swirly things in Priceless set. I made 4 purses each holding 4 identical cards with envelopes.

QBee's Box

This is the little box from QBee's pattern on splitcoast that everyone is doing. They are right, it is super easy and a lot of fun...but it is pretty fragile for a box. The sides need better support, but then I guess it wouldn't be so easy. Cute anyway!

And The Winner Is...

Benjamin ran for 6th grade class Vice President last week and WON!!!! He ran against 5 other kids and the new kid on the block won by a landslide!! He had to get 40 signatures on his petition, 3 teacher recommendation letters and write a speech to give in front of the whole school. I am so proud of him :)

Notebooks and More Notebooks

These are 4" x 6" Mead notebooks I bought during Back To School sales for 10 cents each. Since I have 25, I thought I better get busy on a few. My favorite is the pocket one with the Stamp of Authinticity set. I've got a few more to do, so check back next week for more.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Gift Bags

These little cuties are 4 1/4" x 3 1/2"gift bags . They are perfect for a few treats, a gift card or something small. Best of all you can put a gift card in it, fold it flat and mail in a regular card size envelope. Start with a #2 brown paper bag, cut it to 3 1/2" inches and cover it with hand stamped love. The handles are 3/4" x 6".

Christmas Fun!

Here is Christmas gift bag like the ones above. I have a back and side view for you to see. For those of you who stamped with me at last year's 10 for $10, you made a blue one with a penguin on it...remember??

This is a little 4"x4" book I copied from Lisa Somerville's website. She didn't have instructions as she was offering it as a class, but if you know the dimensions are 4"x4" it is pretty simple to figure out. E-mail me if you need direction. She used coasters for the covers but I covered Very Vanilla cardstock for mine. I punched holes in it and used my Rubi-Coil, but you could build a spine for it if you don't have one of those cool machines.... that my darling husband bought for me last Christmas :) What fantastic tool should I ask for this year?

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Halloween Treats

Here are the gum wrappers I made for Nicholas' class treats. Cardstock is 2 3/4" x 7 1/4". Score at 2 1/2", 2 3/4", 5 3/4" and 6". I used the Word Window punch for the opening to slide the gum through. I closed them with the new skinny velcro I discovered at Wal*Mart. It is the next best thing to the Basic Gray magnets :)

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Fall Goodies

Top picture is 3 match boxes covered in Apple Cider Designer Paper. The tag is a pumpkin made by punching 3 circles with the 3/4" punch and gluing them together. There is a little Hershey candy bar in each box. It's all tied up with the beautiful Chocolate Satin ribbon from the Holiday Mini Catalog.
The middle and bottom pictures are the front and back of the little gifts I made for my down line girls. It is a cello baggie with three tea lights covered in strips of Apple Cider Designer Paper and a match box covered and decorated with the same paper. I used the same tag and ribbon for the tie as above.

Let it Snow

I saw this card on Splitcoaststampers and of course had to copy it and change it a little. There is Crystal Effects on the snowman face. The snowflakes are from Snow Flurries with Dazzling Diamonds glitter in the center. The scallop edge is done with the small corner rounder. Take the guide off the punch and it scallops just like the slit punch does.

New Color Combo

Blue Bayou card stock and Chocolate Chip card stock. Dashing Designer Paper (doesn't look like Christmas, does it?) The Office Accoutrement flower is stamped with Purely Pomegranate. Words are from All Holidays.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


Wow, what a wonderful weekend! Thank you to all who attended my 10 for $10 class on World Card Making Day!!! I had so much fun seeing everyone again. I miss Roseville and all my friends a lot! Selfishly, this was just what I needed; my little stamping fix! I am always surprised when I get RSVP's that people really want to stamp with me...and this time I got them in some of the most fantastic hand stamped cards ever! Thank you, THAT was so cool :)

Everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves! I want to thank Suzie for helping me that day and Lori for loaning us her samples to enjoy. It was a lot of stamping to get done in a short amount of time, but we did it!

To all the girls in my down line, thank you for attending the meeting Friday night. I hope you enjoyed meeting with the big group. I appreciate you all very much and am grateful to have you as friends and business partners. You are fantastic!!

Have a great week!