Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween!!!!

I almost forgot to post these grrrrreat pictures of my little guy and the card we made together for his Grandma and Papa.
Here you see his "normal" face while modeling his card:

I think this might be a pirate face? Maybe?

And...the scary face. I just couldn't decide on one.

And finally, the card.
He was so excited to make this and give it to his fantastic grandparents ( love you Mom and Dad!)

 I just hope he keeps stamping with me for at least a little while longer!

Angelic Joy Card Box

Here is another project I have completed for the Jingle Bell Boutique coming up in TWO WEEKS!!!

This is a box that holds 6 beautiful coordinating cards and envelopes.
This would make a fantastic gift for a hostess or friend, not to mention a handy box of cards to start off your holiday to-do list!
Each card features the Angelic Joy stamp set,  Deck the Halls designer paper, shiny gold card stock, gold Accent Ink, and gold Smooch Spritz.
Or in other words, a lot of gold!

Its tough to see the gold smooch spritz on these, but trust me when I say that in real life, they look way better!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Winter Wonderland

I know I haven't posted much in the last couple of weeks, and I'm sorry. BUT you should all be happy to know that I have been stamping even if I haven't been posting. In fact, I have an entire room full of projects for my boutique sale and today's post is the first of the completed stuff. A simple card that will sell in packs of 4 cards for only $5.00!!!
I saw a card very similar to this one on a blog and I can not find it again for the life of me. If anyone recognizes this, please let me know so I can give credit!

And here are all of them. All done and ready to sell!
For more info about the Jingle Bell Boutique, click here.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you at the sale!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Jingle Bell Boutique!!!

Get a start on your Holiday gift buying and decorating at the 1st annual
Jingle Bell Boutique!!!

Saturday November 13
11:00 - 3:00
Friends Welcome!

At the home of Carolyn Collette
(Please email for directions!)

Mary Kay with Brynde Bassett
Handcrafted Jewelry by Jill Cooley
Home Decor by Melanie Daw
Stampin' Up! Cards and Kits by Natalie Decker
Scentsy with Chantelle Green
Homemade Aprons and More by Kathy Picanco
Fudge and Candy by Wendie Radford
Hair Bows by Natalie Thibodeau

Check back for a sneak peek of goodies that I'll be selling!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Card Box Tutorial

I didn't realize when I posted this that there would be that much interest in my box. I'm flattered, truly. The box itself is VERY simple and can be made quickly and with minimal supplies. I see myself making this again and again and I hope some of you will be able to make use of it as well.

Without further ado, here are the instructions:

* Cut an 8 1/2" x 7 1/2" piece of card stock
* Score at 1 1/2" on both sides of the long side
* Score at 3 1/2" and 5" on the short side

See my sheet of card stock here for measurements. I traced all the measurements onto an orange piece of card stock so you could easily see what I'm talking about. I hope it's easy anyway!

* Using a bone folder crease all the score lines
* Trim flaps (as shown)
* Add adhesive (sticky strip!)
* Decorate front of box
* Fill with cards! (It holds 6 cards plus envelopes but that number may vary depending on thickness)

I hope this was helpful to you!

Have a great day!!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Christmas Postcard and Gold Accent Ink

I have been dying to share this card with you for a few reasons, but mostly, because it is awesome. I mean, its not that I stamped anything all that original here, but the products are sooo fun to use! So fun in fact, that I made it again, a different way!
I'll tell you what I love:
I love the individual Christmas Postcard stamp. It's a great stamp at a great price, only $9.95!
I love the seam binding ribbon. Great color, great texture and makes really nice bows without all the bulk.
I LOVE the Gold accent ink (pg. 195). Its super easy to put on, and super inexpensive ($4.95) and it looks terrific.
I love everything else too, the designer paper (below) the texture folder, the colors...etc. There is way too much to fuss over right now!

I used:
* Christmas Postcard stamp
* Early Espresso Ink
* Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, and Garden Green Card stock
* Deck the Halls D.S.P.
* Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon
* Antique Wallpaper Impressions Folder
* Gold Lame Pearlized Accent Ink
* Blender Pens and Stampin' Pastels

Friday, October 1, 2010

Jolly Bingo Bits!!!

That's right everyone, it's officially CHRISTMAS STAMPING TIME!!!!!
(or as some people call it, October)

I can't even tell you how excited I am about this stamp set. I know its supposed to be for the Bingo Board (which I also have!) but its also adorable on its own!

I'm totally cheating again. Stamp club isn't til next week but this is the other project we'll be making. I thought it would be great because it features a ton of new products from the Holiday Mini Catalog. Just look, two stamp sets, designer paper, and TINSEL!!!

I used:
* Jolly Bingo Bits and Bright Christmas stamp sets
* Real Read and Baja Breeze Ink
* Blushing Bride Marker
* Real Red, Baja Breeze, and Whisper White Card Stock
* Candy Cane Christmas D.S.P.
* Silver Tinsel Trim
* Scallop Square bigz clear die
* 1 1/4", 1 3/8" and Scallop Circle punches