Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Poinsettia Christmas Card

I thought a Christmas card would be a nice project for our crafty Ladies Night. So, I pulled out some Designer paper and decided to pair it with one of my favorite stamp sets. I love A Flower For All Seasons. This image is perfect for Christmas and I think goes well with the paper. I matched the markers to the colors used in the paper and used some old olive ribbon from last year's Sleigh Bell ribbon pack.

Making all of these Christmas projects has been so much fun and definitely helping me get in the mood for Christmas. Now, I just need to come up with about 2 or 3 more Christmas card designs so I can send the cards out!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Great Little Gift Bag

I found these little paper gift bags (red and white) in the clearance section of one of my favorite stores (honestly don't remember which one!). I've been hanging on to them for about a year or two! Well, I found the right paper to match and decided it would be another one of my crafty Ladies Night projects. The gals had a choice of white or red bags. We stamped the snowman image on white cardstock using Baja Breeze ink. We then punched out the image and then mounted on another punched piece of either Old Olive or Chocolate Chip cardstock. We also had a choice of either Chocolate Chip or White 5/8" grossgrain ribbon. I think this will make a great little gift bag. I'm participating in a Secret Santa exchange at work and I think this will be the bag I use. Now, I just need to find a gift! LOL :)

Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Reese's Slider Box

I found these giant Reese's cups at Walmart for 25 cents! I knew I could make a nice little box out of them. This past Friday night, I hosted a crafty Ladies Night with my neighborhood friends. This is one of four projects we did. I used the same DSP for the slider piece (piece that slides in) as the outside box piece. We put them together, and tied the chocolate chip ribbon around it. We then stamped this perfect little saying in chocolate chip and punched it out with the scallop square punch. We layered it on a larger scallop square punch of the DSP and adhered it to the box. It's just a shame I'm allergic to peanuts and can't enjoy this one myself!
Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

You know Dasher...

I love this stamp and decided to break it in this weekend! I love this Christmas designer paper and when I started making the card, I saw the back side and decided to make 2 cards! I used Soft Suede ink and cardstock. I also used Real Red cardstock. I was finally able to use some of the ribbon from the special Christmas ribbon pack from a year or two ago. I love ribbon! Anyway, here they are. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Christmas Cards Have Started!

What a great weekend last weekend. I had some orders to fullfill, so I got in some good stamping/crafting time! I started to make some Christmas cards. Here is the first one I made. I ran some white cardstock through a snowflake Cuttlebug folder (can't find my new SU! snowflake folder I ordered!) through the Big Shot. Next, I spritzed it with some Silver Shimmer Paint mixed with alcohol. Then, I mounted it on Navy cardstock, tied the Navy ribbon, added some SU! bling and viola - done! I thought about adding some words, but I think it would take away from the simple elegance of the card. So, I'll stamp some Christmas greetings on the inside :) Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Birthday Cards!

I received some beautiful, hand-stamped birthday cards from fellow SULD's and I just have to share them! I really appreciate them and the work that went into each.

First, I received this cute little Japanese Girl card from my friend Debbie Williams. Her sister-in-law actually drew the image and her sister had it made into a stamp. Isn't it awesome? So kawaii (cute!) I love the colors and background paper Debbie used on it.

The next card I recevied was from Michelle Arthur. She's one of the most creative hobby demonstrators I know. Look at the detail on this card!!!! I can't imagine how long this must have taken; look how many different stamps and cut out flowers, and bling! Michelle, this card is "to die for" gorgeous! To see more of Michelle's awesome creativity, please check out her blog here.

The next card I received was from my sister, Debbie Naylor. Isn't this card just beautiful??? I love, love, love it. She knows me well :) I love everything about it from the colors to the glitter, to the bow, to the pearl bling! Eventhough it is shouting my age, I'm going to put it up on my card board because it is just so pretty! Please check out Debbie's extraordinary talents on her blog here.

I received this next card from Sherri Gough. I love that medallion and have just never used mine yet! I love this card so much that I'm going to have to CASE it! It has a subtle elegance that I just love. I'm not a big lover of sponged edges, but it totally works on this card! Check out Sherri's blog here.

Thank you so much, Ladies! I had an awesome birthday and loved the cards I received.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Another Craft Show Weekend!

If you are looking to do some Christmas shopping, head on over to the Centreville United Methodist Church on Saturday, November 13, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. I'll be selling there and would love to see you! Thanks and hope to see you there!

6400 Old Centreville Road
Centreville, VA 20121

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Craft Show This Saturday (11/6)

I'm doing a local craft show this weekend. If you are in the Northern Virginia area, please stop by, say "Hi", do some holiday shopping, etc! I'd love to see you :)

Community of Faith United Methodist Church
13224 Franklin Farm Rd.
Herndon, VA

Saturday, November 6, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm