Monday, November 30, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
And another money holder, this time using all Stampin' Up! products . . . Christmas Cocoa designer paper, large and small tag punches, Round Tab punch, dotted Real Red grosgrain ribbon, gold cord, Scallop Edge punch, Circle Scissor Plus, Sizzix Scallop Circle die, and "Grateful Greetings" stamp set.
Looking for a quick and easy way to give a cash gift this Christmas? I love this one! I die-cut all of the pieces and then created an "envelope" by folding a piece of card stock in half and gluing the sides together. Since my die cut had a "ready tab," I cut the envelope so it could be used as a pull tab, but you could just as easily use Stampin' Up!'s Round Tab punch for that. Stampin' Up! products used for this project are all retired . . . True Thyme and Cranberry Crisp ink, and True Thyme Stitched grosgrain ribbon. My intention was to add brads to the four corners of the stamped layer, but I glued it down and then remembered that I wanted brads!
Thursday, November 26, 2009
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!! My husband is prepping the grill for marinated steak and chicken, and the potatoes are baking in the oven. The vegetable dish is still being planned in my head and, so far, it looks like our dessert will be Oreo cookies. Not a traditional Thanksgiving meal, but we three do not need a big turkey, nor do any of us really care for it. Since my sister and I both celebrate November birthdays, our family doesn't get together for a Thanksgiving meal. Christmas will be our next big thing! I've been moving things around in the stamp room today, but I had to take a moment to play. For some reason, I want to play with everything I pick up! I hope you enjoy the holiday tunes that I added to my blog last night. Some of them are the same as last year's, but I added a few new ones, too. Drop me a line and let me know how you like the music and if there are any songs you think I should try to find!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
At my "3rd Friday" class, which was held last Thursday, we had a surprise birthday celebration for my sister, Renee. My friend, Karin, made the colorful, whimsical cake (pictured above), and it was DELICIOUS! You'll notice in the picture that we were all sporting a huge diamond ring. Renee has a nice, big diamond so when I saw those party favors, they just seemed too perfect to ignore. The only requirement during class was that everyone had to wear their diamond! It was such a fun evening! After the stamping was done, we enjoyed cake, pickles, chips, and ice cream. Our special guest was Aiden. Isn't he a doll???? He is such a sweet, sweet baby! I doubt if we'll ever make a stamper out of him, but we can enjoy him before he starts resisting the ink.
This is my first scrapbook layout created with Stampin' Up!'s "My Digital Studio" software. As you can tell, I didn't crop the photos correctly, but I think I now know how to do it. The main purpose, for me, was an exercise in designing a layout and taking some of the built-in tools and images for a spin. Stampin' Up! has created an awesome product with "My Digital Studio." It's a product that is easy enough for the inexperienced digital designer to pick up and run with, but it also has bells and whistles for the digital whiz to enjoy.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Recently, I saw a similar Tri-Shutter Album kit for sale and decided that I could "go to the drawing board" and figure out how to make one, and this is what I came up with! Of course, my prototype was created from copier paper, but I used it as a guide for this one. I even added a couple of extra photo panels which, I think, gives this album even more punch! My album, so far, is decorated with Stampin' Up!'s "Holiday Lounge" designer paper, "Tree Trimmings" stamp set, and Whisper White, Taken with Teal, and Sahara Sand card stock. There are so many areas for photos, journaling, embellishments, etc. I think it will be a lot of fun using some of the Stampin' Up! and Sizzix dies to complete this album, and I'll share a picture of the finished project after the holidays!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Heather Wright-Porto, thank you SO MUCH for working your magic to restore my blog's three columns, choosing a great color to coordinate with my new banner, and for getting my banner centered! I love the new look, but mostly I love that you came to my rescue so quickly!
You're probably wondering if you're at my blog, and I assure you that you are. Unfortunately, with the click of a button, I lost all of the bells and whistles on my blog. I am SICK about this!!!!!!! I'm going to try to restore it, but that may not be possible. Argh!!!!!!!!! For now, I hope you can enjoy the new banner that I designed with Stampin' Up!'s "My Digital Studio." I'm really pleased with the banner . . . I just wish, wish, wish that the rest of my blog remained unchanged.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Check this out! I decided to see how my Fall window graphic would look on a card, and I used Stampin' Up!'s brand new "My Digital Studio" software to design this digital card. It looks pretty good, huh? I have had so much fun learning to use the software, and it's actually quite easy! If I choose to get this card printed, I can always add some buttons or brads later, but I really do think it looks fine the way it is.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I pulled out some retired Stampin' Up! products (and other items) to create these two "snow friends" cards. I just need cooler degrees so I can put them in the mail to special people who could use a warm hug in a card!
Monday, November 9, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
This is an easy-to-make card which, I believe, is known as a Tent Topper. Stampin' Up! products used to create this card include "Holiday Lounge" designer paper (it's not just for the holidays), Taken with Teal, Sahara Sand, and Whisper White card stock, Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder, Scallop Circle, Wide Oval, and Scallop Oval punches, "Sincere Salutations" stamp set, and markers to ink the sentiment stamp.