Today is the first day of Ronda's mini convention and we're having a great time. Here's some pictures of my fabric display. I'll post the rest of the tables later this evening. Just something to whet your appetite. Now it's almost time to go to supper. It's furnished with the weekend. All homemade goodies.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Here's three more cards from last weeks card class. Most of the ladies say they don't send Halloween cards but I wanted to do one anyway. So here's a little more elegant card for Halloween.
The image in this card is from a set called Style is Beautiful. It's a beautiful set. Check it out on page 140 in the big book.
This set is Always Thankful and it's in the Holiday Mini. It's a great set for fall themed cards.
And fall is here. We might not be ready but it's really here. When I went for my walk yesterday I noticed how many trees are starting to turn color. I love fall, it's my favorite time of the year. I think I'll have to get away for a couple of days and just go on a color tour.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
I don't know why things have to be so difficult. My Kodak photo program is so easy to use but this new Nikon program requires a tech degree just to figure out how to use it. So then a salesman at a camera store said that I could use the Kodak program with the Nikon camera. Well it kind of works. I can't edit the photo's or change the file size. So I apologize for these pictures. They haven't been edited in any way and they're aren't the greatest. But here's a couple of pictures from this weeks card class. I debated a long time before deciding to do this little treat box. It's a little complicated and time consuming but I think it's so cute that we just had to do it. It's the milk carton die from Sizzix and I just love it. I've already made a couple of Christmas boxes and I can see it being great for Valentine's Day and Easter.
I'm not sure why this picture looks so blue but like I said, I couldn't edit it. I got this card at convention and the ladies in card class picked it out last month. Again, it's a little time consuming but it's so pretty.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
In the last quarter Stampin Up! had a recruit special going on. If we got a recruit then we got this Christmas Memory Box kit. Well, I got some recruits and I finally got my box put together. I followed the instructions but I could have made it any way that I wanted to. So here's the box. It's about 7 1/2 X 5 X 2". And I think that it turned out pretty good. Now I wish I had a couple more to do for Christmas presents. I'll have to look for some boxes somewhere.
Look at everything that was included with the kit. There's a big pearl adornment, buttons, vintage tag, a jar of glitter, the ribbon, card stock, DSP, a whole sheet of pearls and, of course, the stamp set.
Here's a close up of the top. There' three, ah, what-cha-ma-callit's. I can't think of the right word. The one on the left is just lace ribbon with a thread run through it and pulled up tight. The middle one is three scallop circles, adhered together and then crumpled up. The one on the right is just a strip of material that is adhered to the middle of a circle of card stock, then twist and adhere to the circle. Then attached the circle to a scallop of the material. ROSETTES!! That's the word that I was trying to think of. See the green circle in the middle? That's called a lolly and it's super simple to make the with Simply Scoring tool. When I finished my box the instructions said to spray with adhesive and then add glitter but I decided to just use some Smooch ink in a spray bottle with some rubbing alcohol.
Then I spent about an hour fiddling with the software program for my new camera. Still don't have it figured out but it's getting easier. Then I spent about half an hour on the phone trying to get my sister's new cell phone activated. Still not sure that it's working right.
Monday, September 12, 2011
Halloween is coming and it'll be here long before I'm ready. So if you're like me you need to get started on treat holders. Here's the first one I'm going to show you. This is an oldie but a goodie. It's a sour cream container with some embellishment. This is a piece of the First Edition speciality paper. What a great bargain this paper is. You get 24 sheets of paper in the pack. Well, on this piece we ran it through the Big Shot with the spider web embossing folder. Then sponge on a little black ink to make sure that the web shows up. Add a tag with some of the Perfect Plum ribbon and it's all done. Now if you want to make some of these be sure that you have the candy ready to go in so that it can be adhered shut. Then to add authenticity run the ends into the crimper a little ways. We made these at our Rubber Queen meeting last week. We made two treat holders but I already ate the candy out of the other one so I can't show it to you. Maybe tomorrow I'll get some more candy so I can finish the holder and show it to you.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
At my next class we'll be making this Christmas planner. The cost is $8.00 and includes the folder and 1/2 pack of Designer Series Paper. The class is scheduled for Sept. 15th, which is only 1 week away.
There's four seperate pockets inside and you can pick from four different catagories for lists to put in the pockets. There's gifts, Christmas cards, menu's, decorations, calendars and some more that I don't remember.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
The Holiday mini is here and again I apoligize that I goofed up and didn't get them sent out. I have some here now and I'll get them in the mail on Tues. I promise. But here's a sneek peek for you. In the back of the mini there's a stamp set that has the words jolly, halloween and valentine. And the letters are shaped like items pertaining to the holiday. So here's my version of the word jolly. The candy cane, stockings and holly are a bigz die called Stocking Accents. There's also a bigz die called holiday stocking that cuts out a stocking. The wreath here is from a stamp set called Warmest of Wishes. It's a hostess set in the Holiday mini and the bigz dies are in the Holiday mini.
I know that if you look close you'll see that the wreath is actually a fall wreath because it's all leaves. But I was in a hurry and couldn't take time to figure out a Christmas wreath.
There's 43 pages in the Holiday mini and I love so many things in there that I need to really think about what I'm going to spend my money on. I'll be showing you some more stuff but some things will have to wait until after Ronda's Creative Convention at the end of the month. I've been playing with the fabric so I can have a display at the convention. If you have any really good ideas on a really wow thing to make with fabric please let me know.