Tuesday, November 25, 2008

You like me , you really like me!!!!!

LOL. I couldn't resist quoting Sally Field when I saw this award. It really made my day.
I was reading my past comments and saw that I received my first ever "Award". Thanks to Twila for the Blog Award nomination. Twila has a great Blog if you want to check it out here:http://stampalittlelonger.blogspot.com/
Here are my 5 nominations:Be sure and check out their wonderful work!

1. The rules that go along with this award are:
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for you nominees.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Our Rub-ons and a dollar ornament at Michael's make a perfect little gift!Add a little ribbon to top it off..

MIni Tag Album

I just love making these little mini tag books. You can cut them any size to suit your taste. I had wanted to do a shaker card with my clubs, but decided to just take the shaker element and add it to the front of a tag book. We did end up coloring the sky with a blender pen and Baja Breeze ink. Made it POP a bit more... This little stamp set is one of my absolute favorites. I had overlooked it many times and then one day I just had to have it. It is so versatile.

This particular book is 5.5 x 2.5 if I am remembering correctly. :)
Shaker was made with Chipboard die cuts and filled with microbeads.
The front and back cover are Ski Slope DSP, inside pages are Choco Chip, Baja Breeze and Real Red. Mine is a total of 5 pages, but you can make manyy more.
Punch a hole with the cropodile and add a ring. Tie coordinating ribbon all around.

Super easy and fast. And, it makes a great little gift. :)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Oh the weather outside...

is frightful.... Okay, not really. It is California after all. But, it is nice and cool. The weather is finally catching up with my Christmas spirit. Here are two of the projects we did at Stamp Clubs this month.

Truck Card :

Paper/Card stock: Kraft, Real Red, watercolor paper
Stamp Sets: Loads of Love and the matching wheel
Ink: Always Artichoke, Timber brown staz-on, watercolor wonder crayons
Accessories:New rope from the mini and Jumbo eyelets

The bag is a Box in A Bag. So fun and easy to make. You can find the tutorial over at splitcoast.

Paper/Card stock: Chocolate Chip and Ski Slope
Stamp Sets: None
Ink: None
Accessories:Build A Brad, Felt Flurries, Tab punch, ribbon
I knew it had been a while since I posted last, but I did not realize that it had been 2 weeks! Life has been busy and hectic around here. I have been working on many projects- either for gifts, classes or clubs. I have lots to share with you, so hopefully I will be better about posting in the coming weeks.

These projects utilize the Decor Elements line. I cut aprt the images so that I could have the bell color contrast with the words. I love how these turned out. The frame is a shadow box type and cost about $10 at Target. Perfect for showcasing this little wall decor. I like the idea of using the Holidaqy line on an object so that it can be enjoyed for years to come. I love this particyular Decor Element- at $3.50 , it just cant be beat!The jar was just about $6 at Target. These make great Hostess gifts for all of your Holiday parties. What is your favorite holiday Decor Element?

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Here are two of the card from my upcoming Christmas Card Bootcamp.I rarely CASE, but these were both heavily inspired by talented stampers over at Splitcoast and I am holding a session Thursday and Sunday of this next week. If you missed signing up, you still have a chance. Sign-ups are accepted through Nov 2nd.

Tree Card: Handsome Hunter CS and ink, Whisper White CS , Real Red ink
Dazzling Diamonds, Red/White Gingham ribbon
Lovely As A Tree, Best Yet stamp sets
Inspired by this gorgeous card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1056410

Snowman Card:Kiwi Kiss CS, Frosty Day DSP, Bashful Blue ink
Chocolate Chip ribbon
Deer Friends stamp set
Tutorial for Flap Cards: