Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Before the holiday season is over...

I thought I'd share some of my Christmas cards from this year...

card recipe (All SU!): Whisper White notecards; cardstock (Kiwi Kiss, Kraft, Riding Hood Red); ticket corner punch, Chocolate Chip ink; To You & Yours stamp set; Stampin' Dimensionals

card recipe (All SU!): Whisper White notecard; cardstock (Not Quite Navy, Kraft, Baja Breeze, Glossy White); inks (Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Versamark, Baja Breeze); Stamps (Mr. Twigster, Snow Swirled, To You & Yours); Bold Bright Stampin' Write Markers, Blender pens, Brayer

Card Recipe (All SU!): Whisper White notecard; cardstock (Riding Hood Red, Kraft); inks (Riding Hood Red, Certainly Celery); Cardinal Christmas stamps

I hope you have a very merry Christmas! I won't be posting a sketch this Friday...

Monday, December 15, 2008

Sketch #39

Well, the Christmas season is approaching way to quickly for my liking... and I'm blaming it for my lateness with the sketch this week. I've got a layout and card version, and a layout based on the sketch. Link me up in the comments if you create something!

I used the December kit from MSS for this layout and lots of Fontwerks stamps (Fling Alpha, Printed Numbers, Patterna and Flitter). This layout is also for the December DT Challenge at MSS. We were challenged to use fabric on our layouts... I used it to cover a plain chipboard tag.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Quick and Easy Gift--Stamped marble tiles

These are the tiles from my Handmade Holidays class. Each person makes a set of four. These were so easy, and I LOVE how they turned out! I started with tumbled marble tiles (4x4) from Home Depot. They were $4.99 for nine tiles. I used sponge daubers to apply Craft inks directly to the stamp so the colours would blend. Then I stamped onto the tiles. I heat set the tiles in the oven (250 F for 30 minutes) and then used a glue gun to attach felt squares to the back.
supplies (all SU! except for the tiles): Earth Elements Craft Stampin' Spots; Inspired by Nature stamp set; Sponge Daubers

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tagged by Leigh! and Awarded by Kelly!

Leigh tagged me a bit ago (sorry I'm just getting to this now...) to share seven random tidbits about myself. I have such a hard time coming up with these, but I'm going to give it a go.

1. I'm left handed, and I don't hold my pen correctly. No one noticed until I was in grade two, and then I didn't want to change.
2. My favourite flower is the Iris.
3. My favourite animal is the Elephant. I got to ride one last summer!
4. Some of my recent itunes downloads: Love Lockdown (Kanye West); Hot N Cold (Katy Perry); Lonely No More (Rob Thomas); Naked Eye (Luscious Jackson); Smooth Criminal (Alien Ant Farm)
5. I'm a procrastinator... even when I like doing something!
6. I just finished reading "Remember Me?" by Sophie Kinsella... loved it!
7. I'm craving chocolate right now!

Now I'm supposed to tag seven people...

1. Shannon
2. Krystn
3. Carmen
4. Kelly
5. Laura
6. Brandy
7. Anne (she already did it... yes I know that's cheating)

and Kelly gave me this blog award:

Thanks Kelly! I'm passing this award on to:

1. Shannon
2. Carmen
3. Krystn
4. Laura
5. Brandy
6. Anne
7. Leigh
8. Jen
9. Marcy
10. My Scrap Shoppe - not just because I'm the blogger this week... ;)

If you have time, check out these blogs!

I'll be back tomorrow with my stamped coaster tiles!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Sketch #38

It's Friday! Time for another sketch... I've got a layout and card version again this week and a layout to share. I have a card in mind too, but it's not done yet.

Here are the sketches:

and my layout (using the December Red Star Kit):

Monday, December 1, 2008

Handmade Holidays Class

I thought I'd post some pictures of my up-coming class (last one for this year)! If you'd like to add a personal touch to some of your gifts this year, this is the class for you. I'm limiting the class size to help keep the time down because there are so many projects, but I'm offering two dates.
Sunday, December 7th @ 7:00pm
Friday, December 12th @ 7:30pm
class fee is $20.00
Here's what's included in the class:
1 - set of 4 stamped marble coasters
1 - card folder and 5 co-ordinating cards (not shown)
1 - stamped art piece (frame not included)
2 - gift card holders (4 styles to choose from)
2 - bookmarks
2 - large tags
3 - small tags
Please contact me (phone or e-mail) as soon as possible to hold your spot in this class!