Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Members of my club can sign up for swaps. I thought I would share a few of this month's Halloween swaps. Aren't they cool?

Frankie Box by Andrea
Witches Shoe by Gwen
Pirate Necklace by Dianne
Frapp bottle by me

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Christmas Swaps

I feel completely in the mood for Christmas! Probably because we are headed home to Texas this year.We have missed the past two Christmases with family and this will be so good for all of us. My daughter even said she wanted to skip fall, which includes her 15th birthday, and head right to Christmas. We are so excited!

I made these two items for a Christmas swap on splitcoast. I am so proud of this card. it may be my favorite card I have ever made! I just love everything about it. :) It Uses:

Curly label stamps/punch
Holiday Treasures DSP,
Old Olive card stock/ink/wide ribbon
Baja Breeze ink
Window Punch
Large Felt Flurries
To You and Yours stamp set

The recipe card was so fun to make as well. Theses are my favorite cookies in the entire world! I used to ask for these instead of a birthday cake.

I used:

Ski Slope and Bella Rose DSP
Riding Hood Red/Baja Breeze card stock
Old Olive ribbon
Clip Assortment
Felt Flurries
Wointer Post stamp set

Saturday, October 11, 2008

After Scool Enrichment Program

I am teaching a paper-crafting After-School Enrichemnt program at our local elementary school. It has been a lot of fun. I have 12 second through 5th graders. This was for the first class. I wanted to see the ability level before I decided the entire curriculum. As you can see, I left a lot of white around the crab. I thought it would be too intimidating if I trimmed him closely. Those girls and boys are pros- for the most part! They were able to trim him perfectly. They thought the tearing and glittering was the bomb. LOL Of course, they loved using the wheel as well. Parents seemed pleasantly surprised that they came home with a nice project. :) We made a tag book album last week and the Frankenstein box this week. I will be sure and post pictures of our other projects as well.

Crab and Co
Baja Breeze, Kraft

Christmas Photo Card

This was a Christmas card that I made for a Photo card swap. I just love it. It is so beautiful in person. Perfect for beach or black and white photos. I am thinking this *might* be my Christmas card this year.

Baja Breeze card stock/ink/ribbon
Very vanilla card stock
Dazzling Diamonds glitter
Baja Felt Flurries
Cutter Kit and corner punch
Winter Post stamp set

October 5x5 Clubs Projects

I love my Stampin UP 5x5 Clubs! I currently have three and we all meet on one night!We usually have a few guests as well. It is loud and crazy and fun. I love spoiling them. :) Here are the projects we made:

1. A Gratitude Journal- featuring Autumn Vine, the yummy new brown ribbon, twine, and A Friend For All Seasons from the new mini. What a great stamp set and I am loving the colors of the DSP! I love altering Composition Books . They are fairly inexpensive and have a WOW factor to them. I think my girls liked them a lot.

2. A 6x6 Recipe card - Featuring Autumn Vine and Happy Blessing from the new mini. We also water colored with WaterColor Wonder Crayons and the aqua painter. That was new for some of my stampers and they loved it.

3. A Punch Turkey card- I have seen these on Splitcoast and wanted to try one out. We used Haiku, large oval punch, flower punch from Boho, Ribbon and the good ol cropodile and jumbo eyelets. The cropodile was new to my newer stampers. They loved how easy it was to set those eyelets.