Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Card Organizer

IMG_6168 I made this card organizer for my mom (who seems to be the biggest admirer of my cards, yup, she was my first “buyer”). I can totally see my mom making the same face as Bossy Elzy and in that same stance, lol! I made this box at 2 am on Christmas morning, because I couldn’t sleep and because “the idea just came to me…”. She really liked her box, but I guess now I’d better get busy filling it up for her! For the index cards, I made her 8 of them and I left them blank so that she could come up with her own categories, etc.

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Supplies (all supplies are Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Bossy by Elzybells UK, “I’m not bossy…” sentiment also by Elzybells UK
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
Paper: Maine Blueberry, Night of Navy, Old Olive and Whisper White cardstocks
Accessories: Mellow Moss Taffeta ribbon, Top Note die, Copic markers, Tab punch, corner rounder, Crop-a-dile, On Board Chip Board

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Old Guys Rule

IMG_6155 Haha, I love this line of t-shirts, etc. When I saw this designer paper at my LSS, I knew I had to get it. It made a great cover for a notepad for my Daddy. It’s hard to come up with some kind of alterable for a guy. I also added a little “b” Chipboard monogram. Fun, quick, Easy and best of all Dad loved it!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Post-it holder


I made this little post-it note holder for my Gramma. She is truly a blessing to me, I adore her with every ounce of me. I used Stampin’ Up! Chip board and just cut it to the size I wanted, I don’t seem to be very good at using standard sizes, lol! Here it is open.


Stamps: A Beautiful Thing, Tart & Tangy
Paper: Summer Picnic, Real Red, Bashful Blue and Whisper White cardstocks
Ink: Real Red, Glorious Green
Accessories: Red check ribbon, Scallope circle punch, cirlcle punches, scalloped border punch, Stampin Up! chipboard, Bind it all

Some gift card holders...

My parents like giftcards for Christmas, and since it seems like they have just about everything it works out well! I made 3 different gift card holders. This one was for my Gramma. There is a great tutorial for it on Gina K's blog, being that I was full of cold medicine and feeling artistically challenged, I decided to also use Gina's beautiful layout! Here is the inside of the card

Stamps: Frosty
Ink: Brilliance in Graphite Black
Paper: Holiday Treasures, Ruby Red and Shimmery White cardstocks all paper by Stampin' Up!
Accessories: Rectanlge Nestabilities, Copic Markers, Sakura Black Glaze Pen, Word Window punch by SU! (for the slot that holds the card)

Another Gift card holder...

Closed this card isn't so much fun, but when you open it..woo hoo! This one was for my Daddy and of course it is holding a Home Depot gift card, lol. Santa is colored with Copics and has Dazzling Diamonds snow and Fun Flock for the fur on his suit...very dashing!

Stamps: Jolliest Time of the Year, Holidays & Wishes
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Craft Basic Black
Paper: Wintergreen DSP, Black, Basic Gray, Sage Shadow cardstocks
Accessories: Vanilla hardware, Top Note die, Black ep, Ticket Punch, Tag Punch

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Secret Santa gifts...

I participated in a Secret Santa gift exchange this year...how fun!!! These are 2 of the "handmade items" I made for my little elf. These test tubes are the funnest little things to decorate! I filled these up with gumballs (mostly cause I liked the colors, lol).

Supplies (all supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Deer Friends
Paper: Heirloom Treasures, Ruby Red and Chocolate Chip cardstocks
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Season of Cheer and Saint Nick Rub-ons, Felt Flurries, circle punches, silver cord, Alpine Ribbon Originals and Test Tubes by Martha Stewart

Secret Santa gift #2

Here is the second item I made, this one is full of yummy chocolate. I hope my little elf likes her homemade goodies!
Supplies (all supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Snow Swirled
Paper: Heirloom Treasures, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Ruby Red cardstocks
Ink: Old Olive
Accessories: Saint Nick rub-ons, Fire and Ice Rhinestone Brads, Brown felt Alpine ribbon, Slit punch, Circle Nestabilities, I don't remember where the cardboard container came from.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Bellaholics Calendar Swap

Well this is the 2nd year that I have hostessed the Bellaholics Anonymous Calendar Swap. Each person make calendar pages for 4 months and then we throw all the extra's in a big pile and reassemble all the calendars. I normally end up contributing 2 spots and then I bind them and give them a front and a back. This is this years calendar. Later I'll post my month contributions. This year we made 44 calendars! Up a few from last year. I think the biggest challenge is making these cute and simple. I can't do anything elaborate or very time consuming since I have to make 44 of them. I'm rather pleased with this year's covers, I hope everyone else likes them too! The circle on the cover is a monogram using my JustRite Special Occassions set. The part where you see the words is the back cover (the front cover is 9" long and the back cover is 10 1/2" long), it says "Life, Live like you mean it".

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Birthday Gift for my MIL

Have you ever had one of those projects where you worked so long and so hard on something and you are abosultely inlove with the end result, and then the recipient says "Oh, that's nice"? This is that project. I made this Stationery Box and altered Candle for my Mother in Law's birthday. Now mind you these stationery boxes are pretty quick and easy to make, but I spent hours coming up with the card, and the note cards, etc. I really loved the way it turned out. I got the directions for the box from Jackie Topa's blog and then just had a great time decorating it, etc. Because my cards and note cards are so bulky I could only fit 4 of each into the little cubbies. The main image on the cards was colored in using my "Homemade In Colors" markers (click on the Tutorial catagory on the left sidebar to see how to make your own set of these). Below is a picture of the contents, the cirlce thing-y's in the corner are envelope seals. This was so much fun I think I will make some more for some family Christmas presents!

Supplies (all supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Bloomin Beautiful, Say it with Scallops, "From the Desk of" and Special Occassions font by JustRite Stamps, "B" monogram and border by PTI
Paper: Bella Blossoms DSP, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss cardstocks
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Stampin' Up! markers, Pink Tafetta ribbon, dimensionals, Ticket punch, Chocolate Chip 5/8" ribbon, Riding Hood Red stripped ribbon, circle punches, scallop circle punch, Nestabilities (tags and circles), Swiss Dots cuttlebug folder, Button Bouquet buttons.

Friday, December 5, 2008

BC76 - A Color Challenge...

Happy Friday!!! Happy Friday means Happy Bloggers' Challenge day! Woo hoo! Todays' challenge was to use Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Tango Tangerine and Close to Cocoa. I was very excited to be getting my challenge card done early (yesterday), until I finished and realized I didn't like it, so I made another one! Above is my 2nd attempt, I like this one. I've attached my "reject" card below.

Supplies (all supplies are Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Jolliest Time of the Year
Ink: Brilliance in Graphite Black
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue and Whisper White cardstock, Frosty Day DSP
Accessories: Rhinestone brads, Felt Snowflakes, Dazzling Diamonds
Here is my poor little "reject card", lol. I used Spica glitter pens and "outlined" the snow with a C-1 Copic marker. I think I like the Dazzling Diamonds look above better. This is a Joy Fold card.

Supplies (all supplies are Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Jollies Time of the Year
Ink: Basic Black and Bashful Blue
Paper: Bashfull Blue, Close to Cocoa and Whisper White cardstocks, Frosty Day DSP
Accessories: Rhinestone Brads, Silver cording, copic markers, spica glitter pen in clear, Black Sakura glaze pen, Scallop circle punch, circle punch


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