Monday, November 24, 2014

Altered Chipboard Container

Over the weekend I went to an open house held by my Close To My Heart consultant.  I made a couple of cards and she had items available for purchase.  One of the items I purchased is this kraft cylinder container.   It is approximately 2-3/4" wide by 6" tall.  I wrapped the container in retired Stampin' Up DSP and pretty ribbon. I could have altered the container in no time at all, but I "needed" to have a rosette on the lid.  I had to guess at how to size a rosette on the Explore and after one bad guess, I was able to make this one.   The container is nice and sturdy and will look pretty under the tree or even as a little decoration in a little nook or on a little table. IT is time for me to get serious about Thanksgiving.  Today and tomorrow I have to stay away from my scrap room so I don't get sucked in and create instead of clean and prepare!!  Have a great day and be careful if you are out and about when the snow begins here. 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Online Extravaganza

The annual Stampin' Up Online Extravaganza begins on Monday, November 24th and runs through December 2nd or while supplies last.  There are doorbuster specials on Monday November 24th and then again on Monday, December 1st.  Those days and in between there are some great sale items including the Magnetic Platform which will be on sale for $23.97.  Below is a link to the PDF file showing the items which will be on sale.  Beginning on Monday, if there is something you want to order, godirectly to my SU website and shop the Holiday Extravaganza.

Any questions, just call or email.  Have a good rest of the weekend.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Gift Tags

Happy Friday!  Another Christmas Craft Day project will be this set of coordinating gift tags.  Once again all items were cut on the Explore.  The cardstock is Stampin' Up and the to/from stamp is from the Holiday Mini.  I just need to come up with a little packaging idea for this set.  It will be a cute little gift for a co-worker, teacher or a hostess.  On another note, my friend Regina wanted a pic of my messy scraproom.  So here it is!!  I do have a bit of a chore ahead of me~~hahaha!!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Gift Bags

Each day I try to work on something for the Christmas Craft afternoon.  Yesterday I created these pretty little gift
bags that I cut on my Explore using the CTMH Artiste cartridge.  I cut one bag per 12 x 12 sheet of paper and the best part~~the Explore did all the scoring!   The paper is from Michael's and is the perfect weight for little gift bags.  The finished size is about 5-1/2" x 3-1/2".  Now before I work on the next item, I definitely need to clean up the wonderful mess I have in my scraproom~~lol!!!!  Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Christmas Center Step Card

When I was in Arizona last week, I visited a great scrapbook store, Scraps of Love, in Peoria, AZ. And truly it was great.  This store had everything!  But what caught my eye were "card toppers".  I had never seen these before or else I just didn't pay attention.  They are printed images which almost look as though a person colored in the image.  The cards using card toppers on display at Scraps of Love were gorgeous with a lot more detail than today's card, but isn't this pretty?   We will be making a center step card during the Christmas Craft afternoon on November 30th using a card topper by The Hobby House.  Have a great day and again, keep warm!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Nativity Card

Today's pop-up card is one that we will be making at the Christmas Craft Day on November 30th.  Everything Night of Navy was cut on my Explore from the Artfully Sent Close To My Heart cartridge.  The sentiment is from an Amuse Studios stamp set.  You may notice that the sentiment is on a separate piece of cardstock.  Well, I messed up when I stamped an image and I needed to cover up the oops!!!  The class attendees will have all of their pieces cut out using a pretty metallic dark teal rather than Night of Navy.  I think the card is just beautiful.  Have a great day and keep warm!!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veterans Day

I cannot let this day go by without sending my thanks to all the veterans.  This day is about you and I certainly appreciate the freedoms I have thanks to each and every one of you.