Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Advent Calendar

Here is the long awaited Christmas advent calendar that Tina and I designed and then made (with a little bit of help from our elf Roger).  The best part is refillable each year with minimal effort.  You just need to replace the candy and the aluminum foil and velcro it back together!!  Below you will find the photos of the work in progress and the final product.

Inside or backside of the second piece.

Side view of the same piece.

Piece shown in the first picture with the aluminum foil placed.

Voila!  The finished product!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Prototypes For My Convention Swaps - Delicate Doilies

Some of the background card stock is Very Vanilla, some Whisper White and some light versions of the color I was highlighting (i.e. Bashful Blue, Pink Pirouette, etc.).  The stippled background is from saran wrap balled up and dabbed into the ink pad.  Most of the cards used at least two coordinating colors of stippling.  I really like the way they turned out.  I like them so much, I couldn't decide on just one to use for my general convention swaps, so I am making multiples of them all!

Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant and Crumb Cake

Lucky Limeade, River Rock, Old Olive

Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink

Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze

Island Indigo

Island Indigo, Baja Breeze

Bashful Blue, Night of Navy

Bashful Blue, Night of Navy

Island Indigo, Marina Mist, Night of Navy

More Mustard, So Saffron

More Mustard, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip

More Mustard, So Saffron

More Mustard, Chocolate Chip

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Purse Card Holder

This adorable purse will hold full sized A2 cards.  Credit to Tricia for finding this and for Julie Buhler for designing it.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Purse Explosion Box

The photos below are of a purse explosion box which I CASED from Brenda Quintana from Split Coast Stampers.  This was the gift I made Katrina's kindergarten teacher for an end of the year gift.  Inside I placed the seven matching note cards shown in the last photo, along with some movie tickets.

Front/Top View of Purse Explosion Box

Side View of Purse Explosion Box

Inside View of Purse Explosion Box

Corresponding 3x3 note cards inside box.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Strength & Hope Class

These four cards were made at Tricia's Strength and Hope class last Saturday.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Lightening McQueen

I CASED this card and made a few of my own changes to it.  This was the card I made for my son's second birthday yesterday!  I can't believe my baby is two!  Nicholas loves Lightening McQueen because he looks like "Dada's car".

Monday, May 23, 2011

Lovely As a Tree

This is a card I CASED from someone on Stampin' Connection.  I just changed the greeting and the layering of the greeting.  I absolutely LOVE this set and how this card turned out!

Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso and Whisper White card stock, Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue and Early Espresso ink pads, sponge, Lovely As a Tree and Apple Blossoms stamp sets.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

May Stampin' Sisters

The cards below were May's Stampin' Sisters projects.

Twisted Easel Father's Day Card

Nautical Father's Day Card

Patchwork Z-Fold Birthday Card

Siding Easel Card

Monday, May 16, 2011

Retired Paper Stamp a Stack

I spent the weekend making a bunch of cards for my card drawer using retired DSP and cardstock.  I am preparing for the new Idea Book and Catalog that comes out June 1st and is live to order on July 1, 2011.  I am getting so excited.  These cards are just as beautiful, some of the paper is just retired.  All of the stamp sets seen are still current.