Thursday, October 28, 2010

Videos of Projects Available

Sometimes it's just easier to see things as they are done rather than to read directions, which is why some of my directions might have the picture of the project and then it reads, "watch the video," and you're thinking, "I don't have the video!!!" Well, since the videos are long, some being 15 minutes or more, I've compiled some of the videos that we've done in the past couple of years onto DVD's. I'm not a pro at making these, but I did test them and they work, so if you would like one, there are 2 of them and they have about 4-5 projects on each of them. You can order them here by EMAILING ME and I will ship them for $5 each which will cover the cost of materials, postage and shipping. You can get them both for $8. Above is a picture of some of the projects that are on them.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Recipe Dividers

Here's a recipe divider page I did for a swap that I think turned out pretty well... at least it was a lot of work! It measures 6x6 but could be enlarged easily! Hope you like it and get some ideas! The SALAD divider is what we will be doing in September, so limber up those joints for all the punching and sponging!!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Graduations & Weddings

June is coming VERY quickly and I decided to do some wedding and graduation cards, as I will be needing them this year! Also, the color palette for these formal looking cards is the "Naturals," since Stampin' Up! is dividing the color palettes this year. They are fun to work with and will give a formal look to any card. Used in these two are: Sahara Sand, Basic Gray, and white. Of course, dry embossing with the embossing folders helps to make them extra special!

The graduation card uses Night of Navy, Ballet Blue (being discontinued!), white, and Basic Black cardstock. The little graduation cap is made with the 1 1/4" square punch and trimmed to be diamond-shaped and the 1" and 3/4" circle punches with a black brad and some embroidery floss. The graduation stamp is from the new Summer mini and the swirl is from the Season of Joy stamp set.

Friday, May 21, 2010

What Am I Doing??

Well, here's a project for all you "green" people out there... my husband likes to purchase Raisin Bran cereal in those HUGE boxes at Sam's Club, and they really are nice boxes... corrugated cardboard rather than the single layer that most boxes are. I really am tired of crushing and sending them to the curb so I made these paper holders. (Watch out you "Cropper Hopper" people!!)
After cutting them down, I decoupaged them with white paper first (just so the cereal box wouldn't show through the scrapbook paper) and then I decoupaged Handsome Hunter cardstock on the bottom and scrapbooking paper on the top portion. Then added a ribbon around the seam and a card holder from the brass Hodgepodge Hardware set. Finally, I thought the inside needed something, so I cut felt-backed vinyl and tacked it down with tacky tape on the inside. Hope you like it!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Rag Purse

It's been awhile since I've posted, I know! But you might find this interesting: a rag purse made by cutting scalloped squares with the Big Shot machine. Since I don't need a purse, I turned mine into a sock yarn & double-pointed needle holding bag. I've been meaning to make a case for all my double-pointed needles and now I have one! I put a lining inside to hold them all around the edge.
The great thing about this is that the Big Shot will cut up to 9 squares of fabric at a time!! Forget the charm packs!! LOL