Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Ok so I had to share these couple of pictures......
The first is of a girl and her new pink, very soft and comfy, Bronco's pj's!
Next is every little girl's dream.... getting the Barbie Dream House! You should have seen her tearing into it!
Now she's lost in play........................................

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Catching Up.......

I know it's been awhile, but December is a busy month! So I'm sharing several things I have created this month.First up is this cute mini composition book. I was playing with my Nestabilities and absolutely love that you can cut out different sizes and even the middles out of larger pieces!
My next card is made from pp that I picked up at the CK Convention. I just love the colors in this card.
Last, but not least, is a notebook and magenet I created for my secret sis at church. I stamped on the front of the manet with one of my CTMH stamps and white stazon.
The picture doesn't show this very well, but I put some Bella's Baubles in the flower centers. All the paper is from CTMH Boo-di-ada collection.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Honorable Mention!

I just had to share with you a project I submitted for Papertrey Ink's Guest Star Stamper for this month. I am very excited to report that I recieved an honorable mention!!! (go check out Nichole's Blog)
I found a pillow box template online and simply enlarged it to fit an 8.5x11 piece of cardstock. I also created a cute little magnet from a stamp block.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Christmas Popcorn Box

Ok, when I saw these little popcorn boxes in the $1 bins a Joann my creative juices went crazy!! You get 4 boxes for a $1; you just can't beat that!
The first round of boxes I made using a Snow Flake Cuttlebug folder on green cardstock. I just love how this turned out. I made some carmel popcorn and took some boxes up to the teachers and secretaries at the kids school on Friday.
I also needed to make a quick box for my secret sis at church and put this box together tonight.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Christmas Countdown Calendar Tutorial

First off a big thank you to Amy Sheffer for allowing me to create a tutorial of her fabulous countdown calendar! I got my inspiration from her creation here.
Ok so on with it. You'll first want to gather some supplies:
  • 2 4" square costers
  • Pattern paper (2-3 coordinating patterns)
  • Cardstock
  • Alphabet stamps or stickers
  • Number stamps or stickers
  • 12" ribbon
  • Decorative scissors/dieCircle punch
  • Crop-a-dile
  • Plastic coil (if you don't have this, check a local Children's Museum for a recycle store or wire from your craft stash will work as well)
Cut 4 pieces of pattern paper 4" square, apply adhesive and adhere to the front and back of your coasters.

After you adhere your paper to the coaters you'll nee to round the corners.
Next you'll punch a circle and stamp "Days Unitl Christmas".

Here's mine (sorry a bit blurry) as I am not fortunate enough to have a JustRite stamper like Amy, but I was able to make due with stamps in my collection. :)

Next you'll cut a strip of paper about 4"x 1" creating a decorative edge on one side. Here I used a Nestability to create a scalloped edge.
You'll also cut a piece of paper 4" x 1.5". You'll adhere this piece, the decorative edge piece from above and your 12" piece of ribbon. Top this off with your "Days Until Christmas" circle.

Next you'll cut 1"x 1.5" pieces of cardstock or paper for your calendar. For this calendar I choose 0-3 & 0-9 for my numbers. I used a snow flake stamp with Close to My Heart Daisy White (THE best white ink ever!) and number stickers from my stash.

Now the fun part! You'll place about .25" of your coaster under a ruler and mark off every .25". This will create the guides for punching holes for the plastic coil.

After you punch holes in the first coaster use this as a template for the second coaster as well as your numbers.

After you get your coasters and numbers punched it's time to bind. Be sure you have your numbers in the correct order before binding!

Here's the finished product with one final step. So the coasters don't collapse on each other cut a .5" x 3" strip of cardstock, score .5" from both ends, adhere .5" on the back coaster, slip the other .5" behind the ribbon. (If you adhered your ribbon already, don't worry. Take an exacto knife under the ribbon to lossen the adhesive and slip in the other scored end.)

My daughter gets a kick every day out of changing the date. Just so we're sure to get the right count I bookmarked this site. She checks it every day and thinks she's big stuff for using the computer!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Sheet Load - December Issue

Ok all go get your Sheet Load !!!! Here are my creations for this month plus a few extra's.