Monday, December 21, 2009

My UPS man rocks!

Any Stampin' Up! Demo that has a good UPS man is a happy SU! Demo!

Luckily, I've had a few great UPS guys and the current one is the best. He delivers to my work too, so if he knows I have an order on the truck, he'll bring it into work for me! I saw this punch art guy on Marie's blog and just had to make one for him. How stinkin' cute are they? She has great directions on her blog, so I didn't do them over.

The first one (Mike) has spikey hair, just like IRL. The other one is an extra that I made as I didn't want to give my only one away and not have one to show off anymore, lol!

I LOVE the idea Marie had to use the tiny SU label from the grid paper as the package labels!

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Gift Card Beanie

I've had a very busy day (week, month...). It's crunch time and I'm trying to get all those nagging little projects done. Speaking of nagging, this one is for my MIL, lol!
This is a beanie gift card holder. The top swivels up to reveal the gift card underneath. It was a recent challenge at a stamping site I visit. I started with a 5" circle cut with my circle scissors plus. Then cut that circle in half, adhere one half to the back of the white scalloped strip (5 x 1.5), then use a brad to attach the second half-circle on. Decorate and insert a gift card. This design was inspired by the pretty, velvety gift card from wal-mart. When DH saw it, he said... "cool, did you make it". I love that he thinks I'm THAT talented :) The ribbon got a little messed up as I attempted to reposition it and it frayed a bit, but tough luck - I'm sure she won't even notice anyway! If I don't get a change to get back on before Christmas, please have a wonderful, safe and happy holiday with your family and friends!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

new blog siggy too!

Here is the new blog signature that I made with My Digital Studio to go with my new blog background and header. Look! It's the flourish from Baroque Motifs, the scallop circle punch, the modern label punch, certainly celery grosgrain ribbon, brocade pretty in pink paper and basic black brads all in digital format! If you are interested in the My Digital Studio software, check it out here! Hopefully soon I'll have enough time to play with the program enough so I can do some blog tutorials on MDS (My Digital Studio).

Friday, December 11, 2009

trying a new blog background made with MDS!

It took some time and some help from a really nice SCSer by the name of Motherof6, (thanks Debbi!), but I finally got it to work.... sorta. I wanted the sides to show more pink paper, but I'm lovin' it so far! What do you think? Can't wait to play some more :)


Saturday, December 5, 2009

Mr. & Mrs. Rudolph - Triangle boxes

We made a rudolph triangle box last week at my christmas giftables class. While at the class, we used the snowflakes on another project and one of the girls mentioned that it would look cute on the deer. I agreed and made Rudolph a little ms. after class. Too cute or what? The box started as a 10 x 5 sheet of close to cocoa. The antlers are made with the Stampin' Up! Scribble Swirl die (love that thing), the eyes are small ovals topped with half of a large oval and the lashes are made using one "sprig" of the snowflake punch. Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Christmas Giftable Class Dec 2, 2009

I can't believe it's DECEMBER already! December.... really?!? It did snow this morning, so I guess it really is official! Tomorrow night I'll be having a Quick and Easy Christmas giftables class.
Here are some of the projects that will be featured. Sorry about all the background "junk".
There is a stocking gift card holder, a 3-d ornament package decoration. a hershey kiss holder (the long blue thing) and a reindeer triangle gift box. Hope the attendees like them :) Have a great day - hope it includes some stamping for you while I'm at work!


Monday, November 23, 2009

Craft Fair from your home!

Don't get dressed and go out to shop! I've brought the craft show to you! Below are items that were offered at a recent craft fair - seems that I was a little too ambitious and made waaaay too much stuff. That's good news for you as now you have a chance to do a little craft fair shopping without the crowd or the travel! Have a look at the items that I've listed and also at the pictures of the table display. If you're interested in something you see in the display that has not been listed, let me know and I'll check for you.

Remember, that all images can be clicked on for a larger view. Items generally look better in real life than they do on the computer, so if you're local and would like to stop by for a "shopping trip" EMAIL ME or call me to shedule a time!

If you are not local, I will mail anything - you just pay actual shipping charges please. It's easiest to use USPS priority flat rate, so combine whatever will fit into a flat rate box and pay just $4.95 shipping!

If you get "lost" on the site, just click here or use the side bar labels and choose "For Sale" to see all the items! Have fun shopping :)


Leather Journals - $7.95

These are leather Journals that have been covered with beautiful Stampin Up! coordinating papers. They measure 6.5" x 9" and have a zipper to keep all your important papers secure inside. They also contain a note pad that has been embellished to match the outside. They can be personalized with the initial of your choice (as shown at top) for no charge!

There are 6 of these available as shown in the 2 pictures.

Click on any picture to see a larger image.

Email me for more pictures, info or to get yours!


2010 Coaster Calendar - $2.95

These little cuties are 4" x 4" and have a magnetic back. There is also a small clippie so that it can be hung on a bulletin board or hook as well.
There is a monthly tear off calendar. They come packaged, ready for gift giving in a clear resealable envelope!
Click on the picture for a larger view.
Email me for more pics, information or to get yours!


2010 Weekly Planner - $3.95

These are 2010 Weekly Planners. They measure 5" x 7.5". They have a protective plastic cover to keep them safe in your purse or on your desk.

** Remember to click on any picture for a larger view!

In this picture:
Chalkboard Best Teacher (2 available)
Blue and Green Striped - quote has the definition of the word "Original"
Pink and Brown Seriously (one of my favs)

In this picture:
Brown and blue - Quote reads "An Unhurried sense of time is in itself a form of wealth"
Black Music Time (2 available) Great for those music lesson teachers!

White Doodle Pad - fun!
Pink Coneflowers - Quote reads "Live with Passion"
Froggie Time - Best Teacher

And here's what the inside looks like:

Email me for more pictures, info or to get yours!Photobucket

Clipboards - $7.95

Another perfect gift for anyone on your list! These are clipboards measure 14.5" x 9" and are made of pressed paper. The front's have been covered with beautiful Stampin' Up! paper and the attached pencil has been covered to match! So cute! They can be personalized with name, school or quote, per request for $1 extra.
There are 10 available. I'll refer to them by number from top left to right in the first picture for ease in ordering:
Top Row:
1. pink and brown
2. green, pink and purple flowers
3. Holiday Ornament
4. Light blue and brown
5. Moss Green and Pink Squares
Bottom Row:
6. Blue, green and orange bursts
7. Brown, red and green
8. Blue, orange and white dots
9. pink polka dot
10. Moss green and brown
Remember that you can always click on any image to see a larger picture. Also, keep in mind that things really do look better in person than online!
Email me for more pictures, info or to get yours!

Handmade 10 Card Variety Pack - $15

This is a package deal that was offered at the craft fair and one of the more popular items. This package deal includes 10 cards of your choice. If your local, stop by and pick out your own or if you aren't local or can't get here, let me know what categories (limited to supply on hand) you'd like and I'll put a variety pack together for you.
This is a wonderful gift for teacher or for that great aunt that you just don't know what to get! Envelopes and display box with ribbon and tag included!
Email me for more info or to get yours!


Card Kits - $4.95

These cute little kits (a fav of mine) include all the materials needed to make 3 cards. Your kids (or you) can color and assemble them with the included crayons and glue, then put them in the coordinating stamped envelope to send off to make someone's day! The come packaged in a see-through adhesive envelope for easy gift giving - a PERFECT stocking stuffer!

Kit #1 - Sports (3 available)

Kit #2 - Very Punny (2 available)

Kit #3 - Silly Sealife Friendship (1 available)

Kit #4 - Silly Sealife Birthday (1 available)

Email me for more info or to get yours!

Photo/Memo Cubes - $4.95

These cubes are a wooden base with the HUGE paper clip firmly attached. The square ones measure 2 3/8" and the paperclip is 6 1/4" tall. The 2 wider/narrower ones measure 3 x 1 and have 2 clips! They can be used to hold pictures, christmas cards, memo's, receipts, recipes, almost anything you'd use a regular paper clip for, but boy are these better looking than a boring old paper clip! Each one comes with a barcode stamp that reads "made just for you, beacuse you're PRICELESS". From top left corner to bottom I'll refer to them by numbers 1-8 for ease in ordering.
First Picture:
1. Grey top
2. Green top
3. Snowflake top (3 available)
4. flower top with butterfly embellishment
Second Picture:
5. Fall leaves top
6. pink 3 x1
7. green 3 x1
8. Snowflake top (same as #3)
Email me if you want more pictures or to get yours!

12 x 12 framed pages - $12.95

Welcome - Cocoa colored background with 3-dimensional Sunflowers. Sunflowers have patterned centers and celery colored leaves. The letters that spell welcome are cut with polka-dot paper. The butterfly is attached to the outside of the frame and has great dimension!
Girls Rule - How cute would this look in your daughter's or neices room?!? I've left open 2 spots for pictures of your girl and her BFF!
Click on any picture for a closer look. email me for more info or to get yours!

Teacher's Gifts - Framed Art - $7.95

What teacher wouldn't love on of these on his/her desk? They measure 7 x 9 and have an easel back or they can be hung up. Click on any picture to see larger. Email me for more info or to get yours!