December 31, 2008

Happy New Years 2009

Happy New Years to everyone!
This is a preview of the January technique class, Faux Silk that will be held on January 22nd at either 11 am or 6 pm
Thanks Cindy

December 23, 2008

Music box gift Dec 23rd

This is a tin music box that plays Christmas music I decorated for a few of my friends. I am really enjoying the Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip combination, they will be able to leave it out after Christmas to enjoy all winter long.

Thanks for looking Cindy

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December 22, 2008

Dec 22nd Treat Bags

Ok I'm sorry, I said I would post a new Christmas project each day in December, and I have missed a couple of days over the weekend.
So I will have to make it up by posting a couple of extra projects this week. I guess with shopping, baking and working a full time job something was going to get missed, and at this moment it is cleaning my house and posting on my blog.

The treat bags are topped with the Top Note Sizzix die, a felt snowflake and a tag made with the Deer Friend Stamp Set all Stampin' Up!
products except the red pom pom nose. I made these treat bags to give as gifts, they were filled with a snack mix I made today. Yummy!
Thanks Cindy
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December 20, 2008

Dec 20th

This is a card we made at my Christmas Card mini camp, I cased from Splitcoast stampers. Every time I looked at the card it was missing something, so I added the bows to the top of the bulbs and it looked much better. This is another of the very simple cards I made this holiday season. Thanks Cindy
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December 18, 2008

Gingerbread Man Dec 18

The Gingerbread Man is to motivate us to get our baking done. I don't know about you but I'm having a hard time getting my holiday baking done. I know I have baking to get done but my new Big Shot came today and I would rather be stamping in the bat cave than making a mess in the kitchen. But tomorrow I will start my cookies and have to slip some stamping time in the wee hours of the morning to get my stamping fix. Happy baking Cindy
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December 17, 2008

Santa Dec17th

This very quick Christmas card uses Designer Series paper (Kiwi Kiss), Riding Hood Red Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock and Riding Hood Red classic ink. Just 7 days to go, 7 more Christmas projects. Thanks for looking Cindy
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December 16, 2008

It's Frosty outside Dec 16th

It's Frosty outside is my 1st attempt to make a character out of the Top Note Die by Sizzix for Stampin' Up! Ok I know she looks alttle sad, but we will just say she is freezing cold, not sad. This was very easy, so I think I will try to make another one soon so she has a friend. I cased this card from Gretchen Barron,she motivated me to try one of these cards. Thanks Cindy
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December 15, 2008

Sparkle Dec 15th

Sparkle- This is a idea I had to go with basic colors and add a bit of sparkle. Kiwi Kiss and Whisper White with gold and silver embossing powder is all that went into making this card. This is my Christmas sparkle. Thanks for looking Cindy
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December 14, 2008

My Christmas card for 2007- Dec 14

This is a picture of my Christmas card that I sent to friends and family last Christmas. When I first saw this technique on Splitcoast Stampers last year, I knew that I wanted to use the City of David Stampin' Up! set( now retired) I had just purchased. I stamped on vellum and colored in with my watercolor pencils, then blended with my blender pens. After the water coloring was dry I embossed my circle with iridescent ice embossing powder and glued it to my card. Tomorrow we will go back to current stamps, I just wanted to share my card from last year. Thanks Cindy
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Dec 13 -18 cards in 6hrs

I really did it, 18 cards in just 6hrs. I used the Simply Sent card kit, Handmade Holiday card Elements, it is a complete kit of everything to make 18 cards. The only thing that is not included was the coordinating stamp set. I used the Best Yet and a snowflake from the Season of Friendship stamp sets I already owned and added some coordinating Stampin' Up! ribbon. This was 18 very quick cards that I purchased for $14.36 during one of the fall promotions. What a deal. Thanks Cindy
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December 12, 2008

Little Snowman bag and gift tag Dec 12th

I hope you like my little snowman gift bag and tag set, we made these at a workshop this week. Baja Breeze and Real Red make for a very lively combination on this bag. I used Two Cool Dudes stamp set and Ski Slope Designer Series Paper (dsp) with Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon to complete the bag and added red hemp twine to the gift tag for an accent.

Happy shopping, baking and gift wrapping Cindy
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Gift card holders- December11 th

Here are two different gift card holders for both the men and women on your gift list. This weeks theme has been gift tags, gift bags and gift tags. I used my new Stampin' Up! Sizzix dies to make the top gift holder and my Sizzix Circle#1 to make the bottom one. I hope this inspires you to make a few for the people that are getting gift cards on your list.

Thanks Cindy
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December 11, 2008

December 10th

This card makes me think of Christmas in Ohio, most winter days we have a cardinal in our backyard. This card is from my stained glass class last month. We enjoyed learning this technique, it was alot easier than it looks.

Cardstock- kraft, Always Artichoke, cardstock vellum, Very Vanilla,Whisper White
Stamps- A Cardinal Christmas, Best Yet
Ink- Riding Hood Red, always artichoke
Thanks Cindy
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December 9, 2008

Dec 9th- Gift card holders

These 2 cards are ideas to give a gift of money or a gift card. Those ladies that attended the Christmas Gift Giving Stamp camp made these 2 cards. The card on the left had a pop up gift card holder, we used
Cardstock- Baja Breeze, Choc Chip, Riding hood Red, and Ski Slope DSP
Stamps - Snow flakes (Snow Swirled), Cute andCurly
Ink- versamark, Ridinghood Red
Punches-Curly label,word window,1 3/8 in circle

The card on the right held cash
Cardstock- Ruby Red,Holoday Treasures DSP,Kiwi Kiss
Stamps- Snow Swirled
Ink - versamark
Punches - Scallop circle, 1 3/8 circle

Thanks Cindy

Joy on the 8th

My JOY picture used Old Olive cardstock, Holiday Treasures DSP, Choc. Chip cardstock and Very Vanilla cardstock
Lovely Letters and A Cardinal Christmas, stamp sets
Scallop edge and Scallop Square punches
Metallic eyelets and Elastic Cord

Thanks Cindy
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December 8, 2008

Dec. 7th, it's a tree

It's a tree, was a card that was headed to the trash can, but since my favorite saying is "it's not a mistake it's a embellishment opportunity"the tree was saved. Last month at my Stained glass/vellum class someone mistakenly used clear embossing powder on their vellum, instead if gold. Since they really wanted their card to look like the one I was demonstrating, I let them start over and I rescued the tree. 1st I did a emboss resist technique with Always Artichoke on the vellum,used versamark snowflakes to make a background on my Sahara Sand cardstock, embossed Bravo Burgundy on my brads, and added a 5/8 in Bravo Burgundy Grosgrain bow.
I hope you like it, Cindy
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December 7, 2008

Let it Snow- December 6th

Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Now that is what I call real snow!!!!
So far December 6th is Snowist day of this year, Yea! let it snow more.

This is the bag we will making at class this week, it is made using the top note exclusive Stampin' Up! die cut from sizzix.

Let it Snow more!!!! Cindy
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December 5, 2008

Christmas Gift Tag Class

The Christmas Gift Tag Class will be held on Thursday December 11th. 11am or 6pm Come join the fun, we will have Christmas music, holiday cookies and candy and make a few gift tags and bags to put them in. Some lucky person will win the door prize- Dear friends call or Email me to RSVP

Thanks so much Cindy

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December 4, 2008

Dec 4th

On the 4th day of December I want to share one of my most favorite cards this season. I used a snowflake stamp to make the wreath, this was from a card I saw on Splitcoast Stampers web site.

Cardstock - Riding hood red, Kraft, always artichock

Ribbon- Riding hood red Taffeta

Stamps - snowflake from Season of Friendship, Heard from the Heart

Misc-Crystal Effects

December 3, 2008

December 2nd and 3rd

December 2nd I was going to post the snowman picture from stamp camp,
it is a 8 x 10 picture using ski slope DSP, snow flakes made from the new sizzix dies and clear rhinestone brads from the pretties kit. This would have posted had I hit the save key on my computer, I guess didn't. So Sorry!

December 3rd - a card from stamp camp, using ridinghood red cardstock and ribbon, ski slope DSP, large and wide punches, stamp sets- best yet a hostess set and wishing you cheer. The colors used in the card and picture are not my normal Christmas combinations, but I have enjoyed using them this Christmas.

Thanks Cindy

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December 1, 2008

On the 1st Day of December

Happy December

It is snowing and my porch is covered with the fluffy white stuff (or the little white pellets), so I know that winter is getting closer. The month of December I am going to try and share a Christmas project or card with you each and every day.
Today's card uses
Season of grace, stamp set
Pacific point, Kiwi Kiss and Whisper White Cardstock
Wide oval punch
Kiwi kiss satin ribbon
Top Note Sizzix die cut
2-way glue pen
Dazzling diamonds glitter
Thanks for looking Cindy

November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, I hope as you enjoy the holiday you remember to spend quality time with your family and friends. If you are like me you try to make everything perfect and forget to slow down, watch a movie or let your family and friends help so you can enjoy their company. So for me this holiday I am going to try to spend time with my family and let a few dust bunnies live until the next holiday. I am personally thankful that I have my family and that they live close enough to be here. Happy Thanksgiving Cindy

November 18, 2008

November Technique Class

These are the cards we are making at thursdays stained glass technique class, you will make these cards using vellum cardstock. Have you used vellum cardstock? it is a heavier weight than regular vellum, once you use it you will have a hard time using regular vellum.

November 14, 2008

Fall Cards

Here a few Fall cards we made at a workshop this week. The turkey card is made from punches and Autumn Vine DSP. The With Gratitude card used Stain glass technique, and versamark and the large pumpkin card used a small stampin wheel, water coloring, and this months favorite DSP Juntos from the Spanish catalog. I love the richness of the Juntos DSp, it includes my favorite color group Earth elements highlighting Really Rust, More Mustard, Always Artichoke.