Thursday, December 27, 2007

Post Holiday Blues

Well, pretty much all my crafting has come to an abrupt halt! Sadly for me :( !

I really enjoy time to make cards, and I truly enjoy doing it more for others than for myself. It really is time to replenish my own stash as I'm low on every kind of card imaginable. I'd much rather play with new stamps (which are really amazing, by the way!) then focus on ONE theme. I guess I should get on it, though! Pretty soon I'm going to be sending out all the "crappy" cards- the kind I made in the days when I was afraid to mess up or be extra creative!

Here are a few cards I've made with inspiration from the new catalog. You can see the new Bali Breeze Designer Paper as well as two new stamp sets (A Beautiful Life & A Little Birdie Told Me). I have others, so watch for more posts soon.

Hope everyone had a fabulous holiday and enjoy the New Year!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Jar Candle's!

My mom and I spent over 6 hours decorating jar candles yesterday. The votives I made and posted previously all have a matching jar candle now! I think they turned out great- we made them using Glitter Stack Paper & Stampin' Up! Designer Series paper. We adorned all of them with matching ribbons and tags. Most of the tags I made using my paper party punch, scallop punch, 1 3/8"circle punch, & tag punch. Here are some of our favorites:

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Finish Line

I'm in the home stretch of making my Christmas cards. I'm soo excited to mail them out to friends and family this year! If you'd like a card, please e-mail me with your address and I'll add you to my list!

I've had a great time making my cards this year and as the end of 2007 nears, I can't help but think of all the fun I've had being creative. I've learned lots of new techniques and I feel like I've really grown into being a much more creative person overall. I'm not afraid to try new things, get messy with glitter, and "ruin" paper!! It does have two sides, folks! :) I look forward to learning much more in 2008 and being able to share all that I learn with all of you!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Holiday Votive Holders

I've created several votive holders to give as a gift for my family Christmas Party on the 15th. My mom and I are also going to decorate large jar candles as her gift. We're going to make them match my votives to coordinate! I think they are super cute, let me know what you think!!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Time Well Spent

As a demonstrator for Stampin' Up! we receive a lot of great perks. Last month, everyone received a FREE stamp set from the upcoming 2008 Spring/Summer Collection. It's a Level 3 Hostess set. I just adore it! It's really versitile, whimsical, and fun!

Here are some pics of what I've created with it so far!

I'll add more this week as I am doing a card swap with some people through my upline, Beth.
I really love the set, and the sentiments especially- "Time spent with friends is time well spent" & "Too much of a good thing is a good thing"!

How cute! I can't wait to share them with you guys and send them to my friends! :)


Ever think to make bows from... paper?? I got the idea from a board I belong to, called SplitCoast Stampers. I love the way they look, and it's great that I can coordinate them with 1) my tags & ribbons and 2) with the gift I am giving! Everyone who knows me knows how much I LOVE to match!! :)

* E-mail me: for directions on making the bows!