Sunday, October 31, 2010

Mini catalog christmas card

This card is reason enough to host a workshop soon. The focal point of the words and holly can only be earned by hostesses till this mini catalog ends and then it will be no more. This stamp set was given to all SU demonstrators at convention this year. The crystal effects on the berries didn't show as well in the photo as I hoped but the shimmer of the seam binding does.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Trunk or Treat

What a busy week with me making 200 treats to give out at the Center Line Trunk or Treat. All the treats where gone within a hour. WOW! ! And to think I spent hours punching bats out and pulling out my crimper and getting the glue off my hands. I thought my trunk looked cool and what a great way to show others what I do. I ran out of flyer's for my Christmas Card class at the Center Line Library on Nov 8 but at least I was smart enough to tape one to my bumper. Did you notice the hanging bats made out of card stock?

For someone special

Mini scrapbooks are a great gift for someone on your list and can be more elaborate like this one or have more of a focus on the pictures and journals . I love the embrace life stamp set it is a wow without a lot of work. The flower on the front is made easy with water and a good scrunch make sure it's dry before attaching the brad otherwise it will tear.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Quick gifts by demand

A little fabric and batting goes a long way to make this a great gift. I used 2 pieces of muslin that was 4 x 4 and 1 piece of batting the same size. The butterflies were cut with the big shot all at the same time. Got to love that! I used a glue stick to hold the butterflies down instead of pins to prevent breaking needles and used a small zig zag stitch and to finish a straight stitch around the edge. Trust me when I say I don't do too much with my sewing machine I don't even know how to make a button hole! I'll tie a ribbon around them when I give them away with a pretty bow and I'm done.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Quick and easy gift

I love being able to make a gift in less than 15 min and make it look like I took forever. The tea lights can be bought at any dollar store and the metal can be bought at most craft stores or home improvement store or even a couple of cans of pop will work if you have them on hand. One word of warning if using the pop cans PLEASE be careful of the sharp edges. I used the big shot to cut out the flowers (flower folds) and embossed them with the finial press folder. To finish use a silver brad in the center of the 3 flowers and bend the petals up. Attach the tea light with a glue dot and your ready to go.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Season's Greetings

This is a great Christmas card with great traditional colors. What I love the most about this card is the black embossing it reminds me of those cut out pictures in black paper or cardstock. Sorry about the glare on my image. I find it's the little touches that make a card great like adding the brads o the left side to balance the card and the heart punched border under the ribbon to define the end of the image.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Christmas Fabric

I recieved this card in a punch art card swap and thought only 1 punch. Then I looked at the card alittle more and said wow! they added the new Christmas fabric ok 1 punch is enough since you can see the fabric better. Of course they caught me eye even more with the glitter. I love cards with a quick and easy wow and this one fits the bill 100%.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

boy birthday card

I finished 14 of these punch art dinosaurs and thought I would share them with you. All the punches are SU although some have been cut to change there shapes alittle. Anytime you make punch art you need to add shading in order to give depth sponges and ink pads work great for this. On this one I also added depth with dimensionals. I love this card and was amazed on how quickly he went together after I punched the shapes out and sponged them.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Christmas 12 x 12 page

This was my last scrapbook page at my last scrapbooking class we used the Bells and Boughs stamp set and the deck the halls dsp. I love the new cherry cobbler paper and to give alitlle glitz and Christmas magic I spritzed the page with the Gold Glow smooch spritz. If you would like to recreate this page SU is having a great sale on the paper and stamp set.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Halloween Scrapbooking

I thought I would share a page from my scrapbooking class. It features the new in color dsp and the confetti, broadsheet alphabet, and greeting card kids stamp sets. I'll have to find some good pictures to take at Greenfield Village this year during their Halloween Nights. I just might take pictures during our meal since they are serving more than I could eat. I'll might mat the pictures in orange or purple depending on the lighting.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Little Witch

I love this card it is featuring alot of great products that are new to the holiday mini this year. The spider web embossing folder is accented with the new black flourish jems and the raven lace trim is even better looking in person. To get the web to pop up more a white craft pad was brushed over it. Thankyou Denise for sending me this great card.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Halloween Treats Made Easy

This treat holder is made easy with the big shot candy wrapper die. Don't you just love not having to hand cut and score a box. The ribbon was dyed with the basic black ink and melted alittle with a heat gun. The punched bat is all aglow with the black chuncky glitter and the moon has dazzling diamonds. I used a scrap of the dsp and the new decorative label punch