Sunday, December 12, 2010

24 Days of Christmas - Days 9, 10, 11 and 12!!

I got a little behind in posting - Christmas is a busy time!

The first gift is from Sandra. This is such a great idea. I love it! Ingredients for brownies and I assure you I will be making these later today! Thanks so much Sandra!

The next gift is from Wilma. Isn't this the cutest little bag and check out the goodies inside! I love chocolate - thanks Wilma!

This gift is from Sandra. I love candles so this gift is perfect for me! Thank you. I have wanted to try making one of these and I haven't gotten around to it so this is a real treat!

And finally, today's gift is from Debbie. This little gem was filled with ribbon, candy and chocolate. 3 of my favourite things! Thanks Debbie!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

24 Days of Christmas - Day 8!!

I have to tell you, opening one of these gifts each day is so much fun and I am simply amazed at the wonderful gifts I am receiving. I feel very fortunate to have so many talented friends.

Tania Green made this beautiful candle holder for us. She used tape from the hardware store and ran it through the big shot using the snowflake die! How creative is that! Imagine what this will look like when the candle is lit! In fact, I'm heading upstairs to light it right now!Thanks so much Tania!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

24 Days of Christmas - Day 7!!

All I can say is WOW! Deb this is beautiful! The box is so nice - love the way she embossed it and the ornament is so pretty! Deb definitely put a lot of work into this and all I can say is thank you so much!!!

Stay tuned for Day 8 tomorrow!

Monday, December 6, 2010

24 Days of Christmas - Day 6!!

Take a look at what Amanda made!

This is the perfect gift for my purse so that I can keep track of who I have bought Christmas gifts for and who I haven't!! I love the way she decorated the front and even made a "Holiday Planner" tag. I'm thinking she did this using MDS! Very creative - thanks so much Amanda!

Stay tuned for tomorrow where I show Day 7!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

All I can say is wow! Dion, you out did yourself! When I opened this I was 100 percent certain it was a cupcake made out of marshmallows and I even pulled at it to rip it apart and eat! Imagine my surprise when I realized it was a pair of socks! Not just any socks either, warm fuzzy pink ones! Thank you so much!

You are so creative!!!

Look at these pictures! Dion even punched out little circles which looked like chocolate on the top! I love the tag too! Enjoy and stay tuned for Day 6 tomorrow!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

24 Days of Christmas - Day 4!!

I'm a little late posting today. We cut our tree this morning and spent all day decorating our house and the tree! It looks great! I will post pictures soon.

Today's gem is fromVanessa - thank you so much Vanessa - this is so cute!

I love the way she created this snowman using SU! top note die. It's adorable and is filled with miniature candy canes which I love!

Stay tuned for day 5 tomorrow!

Friday, December 3, 2010

24 Days of Christmas - Day 3!!

Today was the day my gift got opened so I will show you some pictures. Also, my upline, Donna, prepared a gift for me to open on my day. However, if I post pictures of it now, I could ruin the surprise for the rest of my team mates so I will wait until December 24th to post. I will tell you this, it was a real gem!!

I purchased the instructions for making these great little gift boxes from Becky. She is one talented lady!

Enjoy! Oh by they way, I filled them with 3 chocolates each but I forgot to take a picture with the completed box AND the chocolates!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

24 Days of Christmas - Day 2!

Ohh, check this out, made by Janessa!

You could use it as a business card holder or a gift card holder. I love it! Thanks so much Janessa - your creativity never ceases to amaze me! Oh and she also made us some wonderful fudge which I ate before taking a picture - it was yummy! :-)

Stay tuned for tomorrow - it will be the gift that I made and another gift that I received from my wonderful Upline Donna!!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

24 Days of Christmas!

Our Artful Inker's team is doing a 24 days of Christmas swap. We each made 24 items and swapped with one another so that on each day in December we get to open a different homemade gift! How sweet is that!

Well today is day 1 and look what I got from Samantha!!! I just love the snowman, he's so darn cute and then inside was this beautiful Christmas star ornament. You can bet it will be hanging on my tree when I decorate it this weekend! Thanks so much Samantha.

Stop by again tomorrow for day 2's surprise!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

What Have I Been Busy Doing????

Long time since I posted! I have been working on the Artful Inker's Christmas swaps. I made 24 of these and they don't look like much on the outside but the inside is quite nice if I do say so myself!!! It's taken a few weeks to finish them all but I'm pleased with the end result. Our dinner and exchange is this Thursday and I am looking forward to it!

Now that these are finished I can proceed with making my Christmas cards so stay tuned for more posts soon!

Sorry for the lousy picture but we are off to Toronto to do some shopping and see "Rock of Ages" so I am rushing here!

Happy Stamping,

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

My New Craft Room

As promised, here are some pictures of my new craft room! I love it! Thanks to DH for all his help!

I still have some organizing to do - especially my paper but I will get to that after Christmas because I have so many projects on the go, I need to spend my time crafting right now!


Monday, November 1, 2010

Missing in Action!

Hello Stampers!

I have spent the past week moving my craft room from the loft to our basement! 3 flights of stairs - argh! However, it was worth it because I have so much more room and I have a TV and a fireplace to boot! I will post pictures tomorrow!

Here is a Christmas card I made for a recent swap. The flower is made using a 7" piece of ribbon and gathering it with a needle and thread and tying it together - simple! I love this SU! snowflake embossing folder - it's so pretty!

Recipe: All supplies SU! Poppy Parade CS, Whisper White CS, pearls, snowflake embossing folder, scallop trim border punch, decorative strip - northern frost, scallop punch and the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Welcome Christmas!

I cased this card but I can't remember from who! If it was you, please let me know so I can give credit where it is due!

The only thing I really changed was the Christmas tree stamp set. I used Season of Joy which is definitely one of my favourite Christmas sets. I am also in love with Cherry Cobbler - I have used this colour so much in the past few weeks, I've had to re-order it twice! The sentiment is from "Heard From the Heart". I also embossed the cherry cobbler cardstock with the petals-a-plenty embossing folder.


Recipe: All SU! Cherry Cobbler CS, Whisper White CS, Pear Pizzazz CS, Heard from the Heart stamp set, Season of Joy stamp set, Owl punch (for the heart), Petals-A-Plenty embossing folder and dazzling diamonds glitter.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Great Bundles Deals from SU!

Look at the great deals Stampin' Up! is offering for making the perfect Christmas cards and gifts! Contact me today to order yours! The offer starts today and goes until December 16th! 20% savings! Only 67 days till Christmas - great time to get started on those special gifts!

Vintage Christmas Card Bundle:

  • Bells & Boughs Set
  • Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper
Clear Mount- 124068 $24.36, Wood Mount- 124067 $29.96


Contempo Christmas Card Bundle:

  • Contempo Christmas Set
  • Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper
Clear Mount- 124072 $21.96, Wood Mount- 124071 $25.96

Tags Til Christmas Bundle:

  • Tags til Christmas Set
  • Decorative Label Punch
Clear Mount- 124078 $41.52, Wood Mount- 124077 $49.52


Gift Packaging Bundle:

  • Gifted Set
  • Mini Lunch Sacks
Clear Mount- 124084 $24.72, Wood Mount- 124083 $31.92


Simply Adorned Gift Bundle:

  • Charming Set
  • Simply Adorned 1" x 1 1/4" Charm
  • Simply Adorned 24" Chain
Wood Mount only- 124076 $52.32


Frame Gift Bundle

  • Definitely Decorative Chunky Frame
  • Small Chocolate Chip Dotted Flourish Decor Elements
124075 $23.12

Monday, October 18, 2010

Sneak Peak!

Sorry I haven't posted in the past week. I have been very busy preparing gifts for the Artful Inkers Christmas gift exchange. I have 24 items to make and I have received an order for another 8 of them. I can't tell you what they are but I can give you a sneak peak!

This flower is made using the Fancy Flower SU! punch. Soooo easy! I just punched out 6 in different colours (cherry cobbler, always artichoke and some DP). I then sprayed them with a spritzer bottle filled with 50% rubbing alcohol and a few drops of SU's! champagne mist shimmer paint, they you scrunch them all up (yes that's right squish em' up)! and then folder them back out. Then place them one on top of the other, punch a hole in the middle, add a brad to keep them together and fluff em up by starting with the first flower and squishing towards the middle!

Isn't it pretty? Enjoy!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Thanksgiving Treat Bags

Today I am going to my sister's for Thanksgiving dinner and I quickly whipped up these treat bags to give to my great nephew and great niece. I filled them with Skittles since I think most children like these!

All supplies are SU!

I better rush off. I need to make a nacho dip and cut up some veggies to take to my sister's for this afternoon's appetizers.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends!!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Snowman Gift Card Holder

Isn't he cute???

I watched a video on Stampin' Connection and voila! So easy to make! Stampin' Connection is another great plus to being a demonstrator! We get access to this wonderful site where demonstrators all over the world share their creations!

The gift card goes in the top of his hat!

Love it!!

Supplies: All SU! Leave a comment if you are interested in more details!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Swap Card for Palooza!

This was my swap card for Palooza this past Saturday. All SU! supplies. Great Fall colours don't you think! I just love this owl punch - he's so cute!


Recipe: More Mustard/Old Olive/ Very Vanilla/Early Espresso CS and ink, Old Olive ribbon, Season of Friendship stamp set, owl punch and top note die.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Regional Swap Card

Well yesterday was Palooza, put on by Caroline LeBel and what a great time we had! 10 super projects, make and takes and lots of great tips. I will post pictures soon but for now I am finally posting my swap for an organized swap that I was part of at Regionals last weekend.

Enjoy and happy Sunday!

Supplies: All SU! Whisper white card stock, poppy parade CS, sahara sand CS, Petals-A-Plenty embossing folder, scallop envelope die, blossom party die, eyelet border bunch, poppy parade ribbon, basic pearls and Season of Joy stamp set.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Cute Christmas Treat Box

Two posts in one day - I'm on a roll! LOL!

I found instructions for this cute little box on the internet but unfortunately I cannot remember where. It was so simple to make.

I used SU! DP Jolly Holiday - I have gotten so much use out of this. It even has a handle which I made using the extra large round tab punch.

All supplies are SU!

Gift Card Holders!

I found a great link for making gift card holders. Check it out!

Easy and quick! All supplies are SU!

Happy Stamping! I promise to post a picture of my Regional swap tomorrow.