Sunday, November 30, 2014

Craft Room Inspiration: Christmas Samples Part II

Today I am sharing more samples from my craft room.  Enjoy!

Cards and Swaps from Christmas past...

Cards and some 3D items... the J O Y sign is made from coaster I collected at Outback Restaurant...  great decoration.

More cards and more coaster decorations.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

November Stamping Class Projects

These are the projects from my November stamping class.  Next month is all about Christmas!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Craft Room Inspiration: Christmas Samples Part I

I find lots of inspiration in my own craft room and every once in a while I love to post pictures to inspire everyone else.  Recently I removed and packed away all my card swaps and class projects and updated everything with Christmas themed cards and swaps.  Enjoy the tour and I hope this inspires you!

My craft room is my garage and I share the room with a refrigerator and stand up freezer.  So why not decorate them and make them part of the craft room!

These are the many projects and swaps from meetings and classes...  lots of goodies!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Top Note Penguin Christmas Tags

This was a WOW swap I made for a stamping meeting a few years ago.  I made Christmas tags using the Top Note Die Cut and made a box with a clear cover to hold them.  The penguin was made with the Owl Punch.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Monthly Stampin' Up! Classes

I've been hosting monthly Stampin' Up! classes for over 10 years.  I started with classes at work in a conference room after work with 6-7 girls and then it just got to be too much for me to lug everything back and forth to work.  And I would feel so bad if I forgot something.  So 4 years ago I moved my stamping classes to my home studio and it's been wonderful.  I can't believe it's been 4 years already.  It was my first class at my house so I wanted it to be special.  I made these cute water bottle covers for everyone and with every class since, I usually give out a free gift and a special treat.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Technique Tuesday: Flower Soft on Images

Flower Soft was one of those real "trendy" items that crafters started using, but then it sort of died down.  It would great with this flower set and makes for an interesting technique.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Stampin' Up! Extravaganza Begins Today

Stampin' Up! Extravaganza begins today.  Deals! Deals! Deals!
You can find more details and see the daily specials on my Stampin' Up! website:  Personally Yours

Click here to download Stampin' Up! Extravaganza PDF File

Shabby Sheak Ornament

I call this the "Shabby Sheak Ornament" because it's made out of a bar coaster.  It's just like chipboard.  I covered the coaster with Stampin' Up! Christmas themed DSP paper and then I ran it through the big shot.  I cut out little triangles for the trees and embellished a little.  I like to add the year so I can look back and remember what my boys looked like that year.  I try to make one of these every Christmas using various shapes and designer paper.  It's also a fun project top make with kids.

Hope you are inspired!


Friday, November 21, 2014

Color Combo Challenge: Flower Shop

I saw a card on Pinterest that inspired my design on this card, but I wanted to change it up with different colors.  The Island Indigo, Pool Party and Pistachio Pudding combo make a nice team.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Hershey Nugget Gift Box

Today's Throwback project is a Hershey Nugget Gift Boxs.  I purchased these tins on-line and they were perfect for holding nuggets.  I decorated with the brown wrapping paper from Stampin' Up! And I stamped white address labels with snowflakes using Chocolate Chip and Soft Sky ink and wrapped the nuggets.  Makes for a great gift for a party hostess.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Birthday Cake Card

I made this card for a class, but I'm thinking it would be great for a sweet 16 birthday card and of course a wedding card.

I made the cake by cutting a piece of white card stock, can't remember the exact size, but 5 x 3 3/4 should be good.  I ran the sheet through an embossing folder.  Then I cut 3 strips of paper and then I cut them in stacks, rounded the corners.  The bottom part of the cake I used the Stampin' Up! Scallop Trim Border Punch.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Technique Tuesday: Scratch & Sniff Technique

It's been a while since I posted something..  some times life gets in the way.  

Today I am sharing the Scratch & Sniff Technique.  Very clever and it worked great with this stamp set.