Friday, December 25, 2009

Monkey's come a'bearing gifts....

Who doesn't love a sock monkey? Especially one bearing gifts? I had a lot of fun with this one as I finally played with my flock that I received from my secret sister. I have never used it before and it took a while for me to finally decide to break it out and just try it already! I love it!!! It's used on his hat. I so love this set and girls, you will be seeing this little guy a lot more!


Thursday, December 24, 2009

O Christmas Tree...

I did end up getting the O Christmas Tree Die last month. And to tell the truth it was a bit intimidating, but I did manage to make a few cards with it. After a few cards it is not so bad, just time consuming. The fun part is decorating! Not only did I use the tree ornamants, but I added some faux pearls. I do highly recommend using sticky strip for the whole card!

Opened card...
Front of card.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Shimmery Tree

Loving the shimmer paints and all you can do with them. Like mixing it up and making your own shimmer mist spray. I know it's hard to tell on this card, but I sprayed it on the grey cardstock and made it "shimmery"! Then I stamped the tree in whisper white craft ink. Love the look it gives here. Trust me it's a lot prettier in person.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Santa, Trees, & Snowmen oh my!

Ok, this is a pretty much totally CASE'd card, but I don't remember from who. I look at tons of cards then I go and make the ones that really stick in my mind. But I do have to say this is a really cute card and I used it for my Therapy Card Nite class and the girls loved it!!! This was probably one of the simpler ones we made.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Note Holder "how to..."

I have had many request for the Note Holder instructions so here they are along with some picture to give that visual "understanding". (this is how I have to "see" how to prepare pieces).


Cut one piece of light chipboard (I used cereal boxes) to 2 7/8" x 2 7/8" and score along the long side at 2"

Cut another piece of light chipboard to 9 3/4" x 4" and score at 3/4", 3 3/8", 6 1/4", and 8 7/8" on the long side. Score the short side at 2". Next cut out the 2 side pieces and cut up to the score lines in the middle as shown. Then punch with your small tag punch. Using sticky strip fold together and you will notice that the "back" is missing. This is where your first piece of chipboard comes in. Finally, decorate your note cube. (you will need DSP measuring 2"x 12" to go around the cube)
Enjoy! Please post to me and let me know when you make one that I may come and see it!!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Note Holders w/ Pens...

Here are the Note Holders w/ matching pens I made for the craft fair earlier this month! Next year I will remember to cut them out to the size of post it notes so that they are easily refillable! Just wished I would of thought of that beforehand. Would of saved me a lot of paper cutting! And who else noticed...I am still using up OLD SU DSP!!! Can anyone tell me which is the oldest and from what pack it is from?

Monday, December 7, 2009

You can NEVER have enough SHOES!!!

I know it's been a while since I posted, but I hope these might make up for it a little! I was in a craft show this past weekend and these are just some of what I took. The shoe template came from "SimpleDreams" and I made them into my "Shoes & Toes" for the fair! I just love them!!! They are really fun to make and are a great gift for that one who has the shoe fetish. I know you know one! I do! You really can't have too many shoes!!!