Tuesday, December 29, 2009

An Etsy Challenge

I did my first Etsy Inspired Challenge. Have you tried one? It is a great challenge blog that chooses a shop that sells items on Etsy. You then pick any item in that store for your inspiration. The EtsyInspired #68 Challenge is a great shop called Gypsy Rose Handbags. These bags are some of the cutest I have ever seen. Now I knew I had to try this challenge because I am a bag fanatic. I actually change my work bags with the seasons. Yes I know, sounds a little crazy. But who wants to carry a black bag in June and a yellow bag with orange and green flowers on it in January? O.k. back to the fun stuff...this is the bag I used for my inspiration:
Now here is my card:

I see this being one of those cards that will be hard to give up.
Recipe: CS: Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Very Vanilla, Rose Red, Crushed Curry DSP: Manchester Stamps: Best Yet Ink: Rose Red Embellishments: Corduroy Buttons, Rose Red Ribbon, Linen Thread, Stickles

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Green Eggs?

Just thought I would share a picture that my boys took of what was cooking in our household last weekend. My boys just had to try their hands at Green Eggs. Needless to say they put a few extra drops of food coloring in while I wasn't looking. After a few shakes of pepper and salt they were actually good-at least that's what I heard.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Teacher Gifts

Hello Everyone,

Well it's official...my children our home for the next TWO WEEKS!!! Isn't life grand-(cough-cough)?

I thought I would share a few of the notecards I did for Alex and Nicky's teachers. I orginally thought I only had to do 4 sets; one for each teacher and one for each of the two ladies who work extended day and who are so sweet at walking my boys over to the auditorium for their basketball practices and games.

I get so excited when I get to use things that have been sitting around for months. All of these packs contain 8 notecards with matching envelopes. I used the top note die to add a little decorative touch so I didn't have to wrap them. This was the perfect project to use up those 6x6 paper packs I know all of you have laying around.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A Christmas Card

I vowed to myself that I would send out Christmas cards this year. Needless to say I have been a little busy and have just gotten around to thinking about some layouts. I came across a simple but beautiful card while blog-hopping and thought it would make a great card to case. First check out my inspiration HERE from Julee Tilman. I really enjoy visiting her blog, she does such beautiful work. Now here is my take:

I hate that I waited to get to work to take this picture. Cubicle lighting is just plain horrible. I liked the fact that it didn't take long to put this card together either. So it should be pretty nice to reproduce a few of these for my favorite family and friends. Now I need to come up with about 2 or 3 more layouts.
CS: Real Red, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla; Stamps: Snow Swirled, Christmas Greetings; Ink: Real Red; Embellishments: Real Red 3/4 Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Real Red Button, Linen Thread

Monday, December 7, 2009

First Class of the New Year

I've been putting together a list of classes for the upcoming months and thought I would post the very first one of the new year.
Desk Set Class:
Saturday, January 9, 2010
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Cost: $15

Isn't this the cutest little desk set? As you can see we will be making a pretty little desk caddy for your pens, pencils, scissors, and such; matching scratchpad holder (which will come with your own personalized sratch paper); a matching pen; and a greeting card. Now this set can be perfect for a gift to someone special or you can definitely keep it for yourself and have an extra card to use at a later date. It's up to you.

I have also planned some new "card-technique" and scrapbooking classes. So come back and visit often, you don't want to miss out on any of the fun.

Save the Date:

Saturday, January 23, 2010
Card-Technique Class

Saturday, February 9, 2010
Valentine's Class

Christmas Wreath

The Martha Stewart Living Magazine is a dangerous thing, especially for crafters. I came across a beautiful wreath in last month's edition using an assortment of nuts. The only thing I thought was missing from her wreath was a little color. So here are my takes on it:

As you can see I used my Big Shot. The wreath base is from Michael's. The nuts are from Meijer's. And the little burns on my fingertips are from hotgun-LOL. But besides that, it was very easy to make. Glue the walnuts down first since they are your biggest. Then just fill-in the empty spaces with your other assorted nuts. Now decorate how you see fit. It is such a versatile decoration. You can customize the colors to go with any color scheme.