Saturday, November 22, 2008

Out for a bit...

Just wanted to say I'll be out for about a week. I'm going to visit family for the thanksgiving holiday. I've got a bunch of cool projects planned to work on so I should have some fun stuff to show you when I'm back in the first week of December.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Holiday Boat!

Here's a different twist on a holiday card. I have the set Loads of Love and I love it and how you can combine the elements to put stuff in the truck. So when I purchased Boatloads of Love I thought it would be great to try to combine these two sets! So here's what I came up with. I took the tree from Loads of Love and put it in the back of the boat from Boatloads of love! Isn't that fun? It's hard to tell in the photos, but I actually stamped the image twice. I colored the whole boat using ink and aqua painters and then on the second image, I just colored the bottom part, cut it out and put it over the top as a dimensional. It makes a really cool effect, like the tree is inside the boat. Then I matted the image with riding hood red card stock and the card is made from Kiwi kiss card stock and pacific point card stock.

stamps:Loads of Love, Boatloads of love
ink:basic black, kiwi kiss, riding hood red, pacific point
paper:whisper white, basic black, kiwi kiss, riding hood red, pacific point
other:scallop border punch

Here is another card I made with this set that's not holiday, but still fun. I used the cuttlebug embossing folder to create the background with the circles. The image is colored with an aqua painter and ink and matted with real red card stock.

stamps: Boatloads of love
ink:basic black, green galore, real red, tempting turquoise,
paper: whisper white
, green galore, real red, tempting turquoise,
other: cuttlebug for embossing, circle punch, turqouise ribbon, striped grosgrain ribbon.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Ornaments Galore!

Thank you to everyone that attended my class last week. Here are photos of pinecone ornaments everyone made! I know they took a long time to make but they're so beautiful!! Thanks for taking the time to make them!

Here are some photos of the trees everyone made too:

Sunday, November 9, 2008

clear ornament

And here is the last of the ornaments for this weeks class. This one is really simple, yet really beautiful. It's a clear glass ball filled with rolled papers. I used paper from the Ski Slope Designer paper by Stampin' Up! It creates such an elegant looking ornament. I love how it turned out! The ribbon is also from SU. It's the riding hood red satin ribbon and it's just gorgeous!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

scallop ornament

Happy Snow day in Wisconsin! Yikes!

Here is another close-up of an ornament we will be making in this weeks class. I used the scallop punch to create 4 scallops from the Ski Slope designer paper. The snowflake stamp is from the set Snow Burst, which is a really cool modern looking snowflake set from Stampin' Up! Then I accesorized it with beads from the Pretties Kit. I love how this turned out. It's way cooler than I thought it would be. I want to make a bunch of these to tie on my christmas gifts this year!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

pinecone ornament

Can you believe its going to snow this weekend? It's been so unseasonably warm here that it comes as a shock, even though it shouldn't since it IS November, after all. Sigh. I don't know if I'm ready for winter yet but at least it means I get to make fun holiday stamping projects!

Here is the a close-up of the Pinecone Ornament we will be making in my class next week. These are super easy to make although a little time consuming. It takes a whole sheet of double-sided cardstock, which you cut into tiny pieces, fold and assemble. It's a little hard to describe but those of you coming to my class will learn how to do it.

For my sample I used a piece of paper from the Ski Slope Designer Series from SU. Then the ribbon on top is the 5/8" olive grosgrain.

Monday, November 3, 2008


Wow....when did it become November? I can't believe it! It totally snuck up on me...I was in such a Halloween mode and now, all of sudden, It's nearly time for the holidays!!! Yikes!

Today I'm sharing with you a preview of my Holiday Decor Class. If you live nearby, contact me to sign up. We're going to be making this fun set of holiday decorations using the new designer Holiday papers. In the photo there is a decorative tree and three ornaments. More details and instructions will be give during my class. Here is a close-up of the tree. I just love these. They're easy to make and look so cool!


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