Sunday, October 28, 2007

Halloween - It's coming!

Picture it: A tin that you might find a band-aid in. Alter it with a little black paper, some stamped Halloween images & some ribbon. What have you got? The Halloween gift I'm giving to my co-workers on Wednesday. I had fun making these cute little tins that I bought from The Oriental Trading Co. Now, I just gotta figure out what fun treat to put into them.
For a better view, simply click on the picture.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Stampin' Away

For the next week or so, I'll be stampin' away! I've got a stamp camp this weekend at my home, which I'm just about ready for. I've got a stamp camp on November 4th & I'm almost done with prepping for that. And, most recently, I've signed up to work at a craft fair on November 10th. I'll be selling name frames, lunch tins & cards.

All name frames are customizable with a "theme" and name. These make great gifts and are only $20. The lunch tins can also be used as a "recipe" box or a "storage" box for your small items. They are only $15. You can view any picture up close by clicking on it. If you would like me to make one for you, just leave a comment or email me.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Christmas Cards For Sale!

I finally completed the design for the 4th card for my Christmas Cards this year. I'm selling them in bundles of 8 for $10 (2 each of the 4 designs). That's just $1.25 per card. What a bargain!
Click on any of the cards for a close-up view. The insides are intentionally left blank for your personalized greeting.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Portland Regionals

Friday, I went to Stampin' Up's regional conference in Portland Oregon. Each time I go, I'm usually "Wow'd" by something presented there. This time, I was wow'd by the display in this picture. It's really hard to see the true awesome-ness, but I'll try & explain what you're looking at.

These are ordinary CD's covered in Stampin Up's Designer Series Paper. On the one side is the word "FALL" with "NOEL" on the reverse side. The letters are chipboard & there are little autumny/wintery decorations.

By clicking on the picture, you can see a better, close up version, but in all honesty, the picture doesn't do it justice. I'm going to try & make one of these to hang up in my entry way.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

On the agenda...

First of all, I don't think I've blogged so much on this particular blog than I have over the past several days. Usually, I go like *maybe* one post a month (usually less). So far, I've done like 4 posts in the past two weeks. Yeee!! I'm on a roll!

This is a picture of my stamp room that I just took. This picture doesn't even capture the entire room nor show just how messy it really is. On the agenda for this weekend: Get this sucker cleaned up & organized!

But for now? In about 10 minutes I'm heading out the door to head on down to Portland for Stampin' Up's Regional Conference, which will be all day tomorrow. I'll be back late tomorrow night & then Saturday, my dear Stamp Room, I'm all yours!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

I was asked by a friend of mine to make some Thanksgiving Day cards. Here is my sample. The supplies were "leftover" from a Stamp-a-Stack I did for someone else, but I changed them slightly from the previous sample. I'm really pleased with the differences made & hope you are too.

The biggest change was the direction in which they open - the old way opened left to right; the new way opens top to bottom (hamburger vs. hotdog as one of my customers likes to call it). I changed the direction of the opening because on the backside, I stamped the "hand stamped/Stampin Up" copyright image on the "bottom" of the card. In my opinion, it would have looked silly to have that stamped on the "side".

The other change was in the old sample, I used black Staz-on for the stamped pumpkin image. In the new sample, I used Really Rust Classic Ink. The difference between the Staz-on and the classic ink pad is that the Staz-on doesn't "smear" with the water coloring. With this Really Rust ink, it didn't matter as the whole image is orange anyways & having the entire image that way helps to add "dimension".

The inside, by the way, is stamped with "Happy Thanksgiving" & embossed with gold embossing powder.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Moving Away

One of my close friends has decided to move across the Atlantic to be with the love of her life. I'm sad for me, but SO incredibly happy for her. My gift to her is a pack of "Just Moved" cards that she can send to her friends & family with her new address. You can click on the card for a more close up, detailed image of the card.