Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Well the Holiday Extravganza is on........ You can see what's on sale by clicking here or here

These are limited sale items and can start you off to some great savings on some cool product's.

Monday, November 24, 2008

It's a surprise............
In fact it is so secret, I don't even know what's on sale.
But we can find out together on the 26th by checking out my demonstrater website. You can find it here
I can't wait to check it out, this is a limited sale and orders can be placed directly through my web site. Can't wait to see what's on sale.
I Really love the new Felt Flurries from the Holiday mini. At first I wasn't sure I'd use them, but I absolutely love how versatile they are. I have used them for cards, gift tags, on candles and of course on this wreath.
For this project, I used a circle of plain chipboard. I covered it in crystal effects (love the stuff) and covered that in the chunky glitter (crystal iris). While I waited for it to dry, I assembled my snowflakes. Using the all three colours from the package. I used a large crystal brad in the center of each flake. I also assembled some using the 1/2 back pearls from the pretties kit. They looked great too. I attached the finished flakes to the wreath using pop dot's. I finished it off using the gorgeous ribbon from the mini, the wide grosgrain ribbon in Riding Hood red and vanilla.I added this close up picture so you could see the glitter detail. It glints so softly when light hits it. This was a really quick and easy Holiday project, that the whole family can do together. It really got my girls into the snow mood.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Here is another super cute, packaging idea. it uses the exclusive Stampin' Up ! top note die for the Big Shot. It also uses little craft bags, that you cut off and glue inside the die cuts. Use the large oval punch to punch out the handles and you have a cute little candy container.
Wow, is time ever running away........I just cannot believe it is the 20th of the month. Christmas is coming and I have so much to do. I have found some really cool and easy gift packaging idea's. This one is a tutorial on splitcoast stampers by Diana Gibbs. It is called a box in a bag. You could do some different things to this to make them your own, You could use different punches, add a tag, a monagram or just make the designer paper shine through or add as much bling as you like. :)

The turorial can be found here:

I plan to make several of these and put christmas cookies in them. But lot's of different items would fit too!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I was up to the Christmas at the Forum sale on the weekend. My DH was there with his Native American Style Flutes. We had an awesome show.
As I wandered around looking to find some cool Christmas items as gifts I came across these...
I thought they were one of the coolest things at the show. I had to have one. You can look up and find the phase of the moon on the day you were born, or married or whatever is a special occasion. At night your moon glows and it is also magnetic therapy.
I think it is a truely cool individualized gift. My girls all want one. Check out these website's and shop Canadian this Christmas.
I love this new paper from the Stampin' Up! mini catalogue, it's called ski slope and I have already used an entire package. Good thing I have more on order. :) I used the BIG SHOT for this project. But you could use your cuttlebug. This die is an exclusive Stampin' Up! product but it can be used with machines other than the big shot. (But I love my Big Shot)
I used a piece of heavy backing board from a pad of water colour paper and cut several chip board shapes. I then used the die to cut the DS paper. I used a anywhere glue stick to glue the papers to the chip board. I used the Cropodile to punch a hole in the chipboard. It punched through very easily. Bound it with a book ring and tied some pretty coordinating ribbon to finish. I also love the felt flurries we have to offer in the mini as well. I used a crystal brad from the pretties kit to secure the flakes together and popped them on with a glue dot.
Here are a few of the papers on the inside. I plan to use this book to scrap pictures of our first snowman of the season. I love snow.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Wow, it is November already........ the stores are gearing up for Christmas. I am trying to be on time this year myself, no Cards going into the mail in January. I am also trying to get my little gift type items assembled and ready to go. I will share a couple with you today.

This is an easy and cute gift idea for a co-worker or neighbour. It is a triangle gift box and so easy to make and fun to decorate. I used the Deer Friends Hostess set, red riding hood paper as well as the Holiday Treasures Designer paper. I used 1 1/4 inch punch, 1 1/2 inch punch and the scalloped circle. I also used the scalloped border punch. Finished it off with wide Baja Breeze ribbon.
This what it looks like from the top, I added a little bag of Hershey Nuggets wrapped in co ordinating strips of paper. To see a tutorial on this project go here....

Monday, November 03, 2008

I know that Halloween is over but I just had to post these adorable cards I made. I got the idea from my upline, who found it on SCS. So I guess the original credit goes to smartblonde_2000. This is super cute and so easy. It uses the exclusive Stampin' Up ! top note die and other punches. You can also use the die to create a Santa, a snowman, a gingerbread man. I think your imagination is all that is needed!

I appreciate all the creative people who come up with these things and share them with others. It's one of the great things about the stamping community the sharing of creative energy!