Friday, October 16, 2009

Paper Jewelry

Recently I came across a wonderful crafter and blogger, Amy Celona. And while I was visiting her past posts, I saw where she made the most beautiful pins using guess what? PAPER!!! Now I knew I just had to try my hands at this. So what do you think?

Amy provides a wonderful video on exactly how to put together these cute, handmade, one-of-a-kind gifts that would be perfect for the upcoming gift-giving holiday. Now this is not something you can do in just a day. From the pictures you can see that my flower is actually three layers. I wish I would have done a smaller 4th layer for the very top, like Amy did, but I was being impatient at the time.
Now each layer you see is actually 3 layers of cardstock modge podged together. And after the modge podge dried I covered each layer in SU's crystal effects. Believe me when I say that this was not hard to do. The hardest part was waiting for it to dry in between steps. I actually started this on Sunday afternoon and let the modge podge dry overnight. On Monday night I covered it in the crystal effects and let that dry overnight. Before I went to work on Tuesday I checked on it and noticed it still was not completely dry and that's when I took a little of the dazzling diamonds from SU and sprinkled it on each layer. That's the hint of sparkly you see. I put a dew drop on the very top because it just seemed like it was missing something. That's where my regret came in at not doing that 4th little layer to top it all off.
I will definitely be doing more of these. My plans are to work on another one of these this weekend but using one of SU's newest products. I think they are going to come out pretty cute. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A Christmas Card

Can you believe it? I actually did a card! I can't remember the last time I was able to sit and work on a card. It was so relaxing. Plus, I really liked how the card came out. I have a Christmas class coming up and I think this will be one of the layouts we will do.

Now doing this card also made me start thinking that I have not started on any of my own personal Christmas cards that I send out. This year I do plan on sending some out since I was such a lazy bum last year and did not send out one Christmas card.

Now of course this also got me to thinking about what I needed to buy and what to purchase to make my Christmas cards and then it came to me-I AM NOT BUYING ANYTHING!!!! I have so much stuff I could use. I just refuse to keep buying more on top of more. So I was really happy when I was able to put this card together with the stuff I have on hand.


CS: Very Vanilla, Kraft, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Simply Scrappin' Kit: Sweet Nothings, Stamp Sets: Snow Swirled & Punches Three, Ink: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Accessories: Very Vanilla & Riding Hood Red Taffeta, Rhinestones

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Wanna Deal?

Stampin' Up received some great feedback when they introduced their "Deals of the Week" a couple of weeks ago. So they have decided to bring it back. Here's the first set of deals:

  • Trio Flower Punch - $10.99 (regularly $15.95)
  • 5-Petal Flower Punch - $10.99 (regularly $15.95)
  • My Way Punch - $11.99 (regularly $15.95)

Watch for a new set of deals on Monday, October 12th.

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My Digital Studio Is Here

Stampin' Up has done it again. They have made my life just a little bit easier. Well let me explain: I am a lazy scrapbooker. I have yet to actually finish a scrapbook. I have all these wonderful ideas floating through my head but I have done absolutely nothing with them. Well Stampin' Up has made it easy for me and you. This month they have introduced "My Digital Studio". Or for a better name, "Scrapbooking Made Easy".

My Digital Studio is an easy-to-use, software-based design studio featuring thousands of Stampin’ Up!’s images, colors, and accessories. My Digital Studio allows crafters of all skill levels to easily navigate the program and design their own digital project or use hundreds of templates to create professionally designed cards, photo albums, scrapbooks, and more. New artwork and templates will be available on a regular basis for download via Stampin’ Up!’s Online Store. In addition, My Digital Studio will offer professional print services where customers can purchase bound photo albums, cards, individual scrapbook pages, and calendars.

Click HERE for more info. I can't wait to get my own copy so I can start playing with it and getting some pictures out of my camera.

Have a great day and stop by again soon,

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A New Look

I have decided to accept the fact that fall is here. ARGHHHH!!!! So this means a new look for my blog. Hope you like. I am also in the process of finalizing a new business venture. I'll share this as soon as it becomes final. It is really an exciting adventure that combines my love of paper and crafting.