Monday, November 29, 2010

Only 2 Days Left!

Today and tomorrow are the last 2 days to order from the Online Spectacular Sale. There are fantastic deals from 20%-50% off selected items.

Contact me if you have any questions. Happy shopping!

Another Baby Shower

Yes, another Baby Shower but this time it was not for my daughter but my older daughter's best friend. She is due in January and her shower was held on Saturday. Deidre likes it when I make cards for her. She always appreciates the time and love that goes into a handmade card. I forgot to make her a card and an hour before the shower it hit me that I did not have a hand made card for her. So I quickly pulled out my supplies and made this card. Deidre and her husband have decided that they do not want to know before the baby is born what they are having so I tried to go with more baby gender neutral colors.

I decide to use paper from the Nursery Necessities DSP. I think that paper is so cute to use for baby gifts. The supplies that I used for this card were:

STAMPS: Bear Hugs
PAPER: Nursery Necessities DSP, Whisper White, So Saffron, Certainly Celery
INK: Soft Suede
ACCESSORIES: Colored Pencils

I think it came out cute. And when she opened the card on Saturday, she knew immediately the gift came from me. She told everyone that I always make her the nicest cards. I was glad I took the time to make her a card. But I am going to start working on a card for her this week. I want to make sure that I make a really special card for her when the baby is born. I want a special card for a very special person. That is the great thing about making your own cards and gifts, lots of love goes into them. And special people always appreciate the love and care that comes with those cards and gifts. Go out and enjoy your day! Maybe you can make something for that special friend in your life.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

This is my "Grand-dog" Riley wearing his Thanksgiving sweater today. He is wearing it not only because it is Thanksgiving but it is also snowing here today.

Everyone here at my house wishes you a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Snowman Hand Sanitizer

I have really gotten stuck on making on these hand sanitizer holders. I just really think they are a great way to present an inexpensive gift. I just love these things! So this time I came up with a winter theme. I used that cute snowman from the Jolly Old Saint Nick stamp set from the Holiday Mini. They really are not very hard to make but they make such a nice presentation. The supplies that I used for this project were:

STAMP SET: Jolly Old Saint Nick, Teeny Tiny Wishes
PAPER: Bashful Blue, Bashful Blue DSP, Night of Navy DSP
INK: Black Staz-On, Bashful Blue
ACCESSORIES: Colored Pencils, 2 Way Glue, Dazzling Diamonds, Rhinestone Jewels, Northern Frost Decorative Strip, Big Shot

I intend to make a lot of these for small gifts for friends and family for the holidays. It is very foggy here this morning, so I will wait until I go out shopping for Thanksgiving dinner groceries until later today. I hope the weather is better where you are today and don't forget to enjoy the day!

Monday, November 15, 2010

November Technique Class- Card 3

Here is the last card that we will be making at this month's technique classes. This card uses the Faux Icicles technique. For the past 2 Winter's, I have wanted to use this technique but something else always came up. It is not like you can use this technique during the Summer months. I CASED this card from Jennifer Picard's blog. Of course I changed things around but it was a great way to showcase the Faux Icicles. They are so easy to make although it takes a while for the Crystal Effects that you use for this to dry. But what a statement the icicles make. A cute embellishment to add to a wintery card.

This post is short because I have come down with some type of virus for 2 days and I do not feel great yet. While I am resting again today, you go out and enjoy the day.

Friday, November 12, 2010

November Technique Class- Card 2

THis is the second card that we will be making during my Technique Classes this month. Last year I bought the Tree Trimmings stamp set and for some reason I did not use it as month as I had wanted. So this year, I decided to get it out again and try to come up with more cards using this vintage looking set. This card uses the 2 Toned Embossing technique. It is a unique twist to the normal embossing technique.

I have been using a lot of Cherry Cobbler cardstock this holiday season because it is my new "favorite" color. But I decided to use Bravo Burgundy for this card. The color gives it a more elegant feel along with the ornaments. I think it came out very nice. As a matter of fact, it came out better in person than it looked in my mind.

You can still contact me if you are interested in attending one of my technique classes. I have a busy day today getting everything set up for my classes. I also want to get out and do a little Christmas shopping. There are a few good deals out there this weekend that I want to take advantage of. So as I get started with a very busy day, you go out and enjoy your day!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

November Technique Class- Card 1

I was finally able to get some time yesterday to get my cards together for this month. This card uses the "Frosted Impressions" technique. It is very hard to see with this picture but the technique is used on the left side with the Petals A Plenty Embossing Folder. This card looks so nice in person and this picture really does not do it justice. On the right side of the card, I used Shimmery Paint Spray. I could not believe how shimmery it shows on this picture. I really have to seriously think about getting a new camera. I was disappointed with the shower pictures and I get more disappointed with each picture I take. Perhaps with the new baby coming, this is the right time to invest in a better camera.

If you are interested in attending this month's class, please contact me. I will be holding classes on Saturday, Nov. 13 @ 9 AM, Tuesday, Nov. 16 @ 9:15 AM, and Wednesday, Nov. 17 @ 7 PM. Enjoy the rest of your day!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Shower and Christmas?

I told you that I would post another picture from the shower on Saturday. I wanted you to see the cake. Of course Andria made sure the turtle theme was carried throughout the shower. So the cake had a turtle on top. I decided that I would place Chris and Lori's baby pictures out so we could see what they both looked like when they were about 2. We could also only wonder what the new little boy will look like when he arrives.

Now onto the Holidays. I found another set of directions for a Hand Sanitizer Holder. I found them on the blog, Stampin' By The Sea. These are the supplies that I used for this project were:

STAMP SET: Delightful Decorations, Tags til Christmas
PAPER: Cherry Cobbler, Jolly Holidays DSP, Whisper White
INK: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
ACCESSORIES: Large Oval Punch, Ornament Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Cherry Cobbler Marker, White Taffeta Ribbon, Glue Dots, Pocket Hand Sanitizer

Now that the shower is over, I need to work on my Holiday projects and cards. I will continue to work on Holiday cards today. Tomorrow I will start to post the Christmas Cards that we are going to be making at my Technique Classes this month. So check back tomorrow. Enjoy the rest of your day!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Shower Was A Success!

Well, I can finally relax, the shower is over! Being the mother, of course I thought everything went well and was beautiful! My oldest daughter planned the shower for her sister and what a great job she did!

The first photo is of the favors of chocolate bars that were handed out. Of course the theme was turtles. If you have been following my blog, I posted a picture of the shower invitations which featured turtles. My contribution was to work on the centerpieces. I painted all the block boxes which held a plant. They looked so cute sitting on all the tables.

Lori is so lucky to have such wonderful friends and family who were so generous in giving her such wonderful gifts. They are now very well prepared to start their new family. And I am anxious to hold my new grandchild.

Today I plan to get back to stamping. Tomorrow, I will post some more shower pictures and also a stamping project. I will enjoy my day today and I hope you will too.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Baby Shower Can

I am sure that you have seen these Baby Shower cans before. A few of my sidelines make these all the time for their friends who are having babies and also they make them for their friends to give to their friends who are having babies. So after seeing these cans for years and thinking how cute they are, I decided to make one for my daughter for her baby shower tomorrow. Since I had not made one before, Susan helped me last Saturday with the dimensions and directions. A baby can is an empty paint can which you decorate and place a cute poem on the front of the can. The poem basically explains that sometimes it is so hard to take time to write down important moments into a baby book. But you can just quickly jot down a date or picture of an important event and toss it into the can to keep as a reminder. On the top of the can, you document the baby's name, date born, weight and length of the baby.

I was surprised how simple it was to make. I still like the idea of a baby book, but I also think this is a great idea to supplement one. You can toss in all sorts of keepsakes and have all of them in one place. Tomorrow is the shower and I know I will be busy all day and will not get a chance to post. But I promise I will take pictures and post them later. I have a busy day today. I have to start making my food for tomorrow, pick up the flowers for the centerpieces, and then this afternoon decorate the room. So while I am working hard today, you go out and enjoy the day.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

It's Fall

This is a project we made at our Shoebox Swap at our downline meeting. This design came from Buffy's downline, Jen Campbell. It is made from the Fancy Favor Die and is so easy to put together and embellish. The theme for our swap was Thank You cards.

I love when we get together and do shoebox swaps. It is just a great time, when you are with friends and doing something you enjoy. I am off now with a very busy agenda today. I am still getting things together for the shower so I am still really busy. So while I am off and running, I hope you can relax and enjoy your day!