Monday, December 29, 2008

Our Family Grew

Here is Colonel Baxter F. Newman. He is a crazy puppy who loves to bite everything! Eyebrows, toes, boobs, shoelaces, zippers on your coat, nothing is out of the question. He totally torments my other dog, Zoe. She is always showing her teeth to him. That is what few teeth she has.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

A Grand Soiree

I hope everyone had a beautiful Christmas and has a celebration to ring in the new year. Hopefully a Grand Soiree is on your calendar for New Year's Eve. This is an invitation we created for a big fancy party just before Christmas. All supplies are from Stampin' Up! We used leftover DSP and ribbon from last year's catalog. In person they are super pretty.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Valentine Bundle on Sale!

Check out this super all-new Valentine bundle. You get a six piece stamp set, a heart trio punch, and a pack of Designer Series Paper. This three product bundle is priced at 20% off from now until January 19th. Click here for details.

Purchase the bundle and receive a one FREE class coupon for my new series, "Simple Chic Stamp Boutique." This class will be offered on the fourth Friday of each month.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Goin' for Dimension

Shape and dimension are a good combination for an out of the ordinary card. I like this pattern and think that a smaller version of this card would make great name cards at place settings.

To make the card: cut three square pieces of cardstock the same size, score each piece in half diagonally, take one square and adhere one side to the scoreline of another piece, adhere the side of the third piece to the scoreline of the second, then wrap the third around to tuck under the first. Decorate with a focal image and enjoy.

My snowflake on this card has been smooshed in Versamark. Then I added Heat-n-Stick powder, melted it with a heat tool, and then I quickly dredged the snowflake in Dazzling Diamonds glitter.It is super amazing in person.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Diamonds to the Max

The simple card quickly goes high end real fast.  Just add Versamark, Heat-n-Stick, and Dazzling Diamonds to the focal point panel and poof, you've got a gorgeous card.

Colors include real red, whisper white, and not quite navy.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Cute Copy

This Christmas tree treat is super cute and it was the hit of my class last Thursday! I have to give all the credit to a Stampin' Up! demonstrator in Canada. Her name is Andrea Walford.

To make the treat punch the following from DSP (Designer Series Paper):
3 - 1" circles
3 - 1 3/8" circles
3 - 1 3/4" circles
2 - small stars

First fold each circle in half and then in half again to make quarters. Take each of the quarters and fold them in half to make eigths. Punch a 1/16" hole in the middle of each circle and thread them on to a bamboo skewer starting with the smallest circles. Leave enough room at the top for the star, which of course you add GLITTER.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Countin' Down 'til the Big Day

I picked up a piece of sheet metal from Orchard Supply Hardware to make my Christmas Countdown advent calendar. The countdown kit comes from Stampin' Up!'s Home Decor line and pictured is the small size. The sheet metal came 24" x 24".  I asked my husband to cut it down to 18" x 24". He was gettin' in to the whole project because then he took a brillo pad to rub swirls into the sheet metal. After he fixed the sheet metal in an old frame we had layin' around. Would you believe he even helped add the decor element? I have included magnets on the back of each number.

Here is the really sad part of the whole calendar. I have to check my email for the daily Brighton ads to see if I am current on my advent calendar. There ads have a reminder as to how many days are left until Christmas. 

By the way there are 14 days left 'til the big day.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Country Living Week - Project #4

I love this star ornament with the accordion flower. I guess it is because I added touches of Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  Enjoy!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Country Living Week - Project #3

Here is my free standing "believe" garland. I added red taffeta ribbon, red felt flurries, and a red button to finish the project. All other supplies come from the Country Living kit.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Country Living Close Ups

These close up pictures show the dimensional layers on my 12" x 12" holiday project. Many times I doubled the frames. Check back tomorrow for a very cool free standing garland decoration.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Country Living Week - Project #2

Tomorrow I'll post some close ups of this 12" x 12" project. Everything has lots of dimension. I used lots of the smaller pieces of chipboard as dimensionals and I also used Stampin' Dimensionals. I go through so many packs of those; I think everything should have lots of layers. All supllies for this project come from the Country Living kit with the addition of two buttons from the Button Bouquet pack.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Country Living Week - Project #1

All you need for this project is your Country Living Kit, a personal cutter/scorer, and a pair of scissors! The box dimensions are 3.5" x 3.5" x 2" deep. Cut your DSP from the kit to 11.5" x 5.5". Score the long side at 3.5", 5.5", 9", and 11". Then, turn and score at 2" to create the box bottom. Clip as you would any other box, fold on the score lines, and glue to chipboard front and back pieces.