Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

Whew! It has been a busy few weeks, I know no one else is feeling it like me :-)
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and I wish a Happy New year for you in 2012.

I decided to be a little greener this year for Christmas so over the next few days/weeks I will share some of the projects I created for gifts and to wrap pkgs this year.

Thank you for sticking with me through thick and thin and I hope we can all have a healthy prosperous new year.


Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Triple Flip Album

 I created this album, using Andrea Walford's Triple Flip album template, with the Christmas Lane Simply Scrappin' Kit in the Holiday Mini catalogue. I love this format because you can create many of these for any occasion and they can be stored on a book shelf just like books.
I will be offering this as a class in January. The albums hold 14-16 4x4 pictures. There is little to no stamping as there are so many great pieces  in the kit but it can be added to or simplified as you please.

More pages!

Memories of Christmas to enjoy for many years to come.

Classes will be held on January 23rd and 25th from 6:30 -9:30 pm at a cost of $35 for all supplies and a printed instruction sheet so you can create more from any Simply Scrappin' Kit.

I need RSVP's by January 3rd at 5pm if you would like to take the class.

Hope you have enjoyed. The days seem to be so short lately, could be the time of year or just everything I have to do!

Have a great holiday! I will be back with some more sharing.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Calendar Class Finale

 I found this desk calendar on a fellow demo's blog; France Martin
It is a direct case of her project so please go to her blog for all the info regarding this project.


I hope you will try this! It was a big hit with the class and was fun to create as well.

Everyone's was different but the same if you know what I mean.


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Calendars #4

 I tried my hand at designing......I made a drawer for a post-it note pad with a decorative easel on top; it had a few designer flaws but all in all it worked. LOL

I wanted to create something with a calendar and a note pad so I created a box bottom that fit the standard 3x3 post-it note pads and wrapped it with a strip of card stock and coordinating DSP; creating a drawer. We put a brad in the front of the drawer to make a drawer pull or knob.

I next used a strip of cardstock that was twice as long as the depth of the box and scored it in the center and again in the center of one of the halves again to create the easel. This was glued to the inside of the top of the sleeve that holds the drawer.
A calendar was attached to the top of the sleeve, close to the front to create the stop for the easel.

Supplies used for this were:

Stamp set: You Are Loved ( Holiday Mini 2011)

Paper: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Pacific Point, Timeless Portrait DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Pacific Point

Accessories: Decorative Label punch, Basic Pearls, Post-it note pad, Simply Score-it, Neutrals Brads

I like how it turned out and maybe the addition of a small pen would make this complete. It makes a great, useful gift!

I have one more calendar to share that completes the class so check back in a day or so for info about it.

Hope you are getting your holiday activities and projects finished. True to form for me I am working on things right up until the last minute.

Back to work!


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Calendar #3

 Bookmark calendar.....

with this book mark you will always have a calendar close by. I printed the calendar from Sudsol, an online demo group I belong to, and trimmed them up to 1/4 inch shy of the measurements to fit in the vinyl bookmark holders. 

I used the Field Flowers set to stamp a second generation image, stamp off once, in Riding Hood Red and Pear Pizzazz inks. This was then glued onto a piece of match/coordinating card stock and slipped into book the vinyl sleeve, a coordinating tassel was added to the top and Voila! a quick and useful gift.
 Thanks for stopping by,


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Calendar #2

A simple coaster calendar! We used DSP of the student's choice from the DSP stacks( the sample was created with a retired paper) The DSP was glued onto the 4"x4" coaster with the SU glue sticks the edges were then sanded to take down the edges; then they were sponged with ink to match the paper. The calendar was glued to a piece of c ardstock that coordinated with the DSP and the bottom edge was punched with the Pinking Hearts border punch. A carnation was created from 3 scallop circle punches that were distressed until the layers separated, they were then layered with a brad in the center. The sentiment on the calendar is from Fabulous Florets. A magnet was glued to the back of the coaster and Voila! a great gift or calendar for your fridge.

Thanks for coming by.


Monday, December 5, 2011

Calendar Class

 These are the projects we created in the calendar class I had last week. It was a fun class. We made 5 projects in 3 hours.

The first project is a purse calendar/agenda. I used the Pool Party cardstock and DSP from the In-Color paperstack. We ran the  card stock through the Big Shot with the Stripes embossing folder. The sentiment is from the Butterfly Prints set this was punched with the large oval and placed on a decorative label punch. Matching ribbon hides the seam of the two papers and it is decorated with a strip of pearls from the basic pearls. Tiny butterflies from the Beautiful Wings embosslit decorate the DSP. Very simple but pretty too.

Come back for more, soon.


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Inch box Advent Calendars

 This cute little calendar was designed by Brenda Quintana and it really struck my fancy. It is created using DSP from the Letters to Santa pkg and the 25 and Counting stamp set that is in the current Mini.  Accessories are silver brads, Cherry Cobbler Quilted Ribbon and the 1" Square, Decorative label and the petal Card punches. Th box measures approx 5 5/8" square and the entire project is about 11 inches tall.
 Here is a side view of the box with one of the "drawers" opened. The drawers will hold small treats such as 1-2 Hershey's Kisses, candy. I have created 2 of this style for our grand daughter and nephew. In each drawer is a small candy and a joke for each day leading up to Christmas.
A close up of the front shows the ink colors used; Pool Parth, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Early Espresso.

I created a grown up version of the box for my mother and mother-in-law using the Christmas Lodge stamp set. The images are stamped in Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler and are embellished with the Dazzling Details to give some bling and sparkle to the snow.

Thanks for coming by,