Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Life is madness around here at the moment!
It's my last day at work for the year tomorrow, and we have been spending the last few days organising farewell "things" for our principal. He is leaving after 14 years - amazing! And he will be sorely missed - but of course that means a MEGA party - or 7!! Well ok not 7, but we are up to number 4!!
The fold out scrapbook was his leaving card, and everyone signed it and then i stuck some pics in the spaces but then I had to write in the middle (cardmaking and calligraphy might SEEM like innocuous hobbies - but wait til someone finds out you do both!!) lol
Still - it will al be worth it tomorrow when he reads it :)
What does all this mean for you??? My camera is flat again, (also had Jordan's school prize giving last night so HAD to take photos of her getting her prize!!) and I haven't been able to take decent photos of the projects. However - this should all be remedied tomorrow :) Fingers crossed!
Sunday, December 13, 2009
An emergency card kit is a box full of cards, all ready to go, that can be used in an emergency!
The best ones (like this one) come from a simply scrappin' kit. They are so simple and easy to put together. All the sentiments and embellishments are ready for you to just peel off and stick on to your cards.
Make as many as you like, grab enough envelopes, and whack 'em all together in a groovy box - also made with the Simply Scrappin' Kit.
Easy peasy - done!
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
I love this idea. I have seen a few of these lately - and they all look stunning. And HOW simple!
Take one glass item (vase, drinking glass, bowl, etc etc) and the rub-ons of your choice. This one comes from the retired "hidden garden" set. Wipe the glass to remove any dust, then rub on your rub-on!
One simple yet gorgeous gift for someone very special. This one will be for me! I am going to fill it with m and m's or skittles and leave it on my coffee table. yummy :)
This project is the brain child of the amazing Makeesha. She did a tutorial on it for splitcoast. I adapted it using Parisian Breeze specialty paper, and Baja Breeze, Kraft and Chocolate Chip cardstock.
There are no pictures in mine - there wont be either! we are using it as a card for someone who is leaving work, so instead of pictures we are all writing on the pull out parts.
This pic only shows half the pull-out parts - we had already written on the rest, and I can't work out how to blur them!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Also - they are 3D projects, so don't fit onto my scanner very well! ;)
And I was doing so well with my daily postings! :(
Oh well - on the bright side you will get more than one a day on some days :)
However, I have now located the battery charger, and the batteries are getting juiced as you read- i will be back tomorrow with some more ideas on presents to make with SU! product :)
Monday, December 7, 2009
I LOVE this wheel!! I havent used it on a card yet!! lol - but I have made heaps of little canvases like this with my daughter and her friends.
This canvas is 4" x 8", and the neighbourhood wheel was inked up using Stazon ink. (you must use a permanent ink if you are going to colour in with water - "normal" ink runs)
This one was coloured using poster paints, but I did one a while ago using Stampin' Write markers. I have started another of those, and will post when it's finished. The marker ones take longer because they don't dry immediately on the canvas, so you have to be real careful not to smudge it all!
This is one of the awesome new products from the Summer Mini catalogue - the Sweet Treat Cups.
The cups come in packs of 12, and are so versatile! I have seen some amazing things done with them. As soon as I get myself sorted where I am staying, i will have a play, but in the mean time, this is what I did with them.
Actually it's two products, because I used the co-ordinating punch - the 1 3/4 inch circle. This is the exact size of the treat cups, and enables them to slide through perfectly.
The snowman body uses 1 3/4 and 1 3/8 cicle punches, and his head is 1 inch. His hat ( yes i knw, it's a bit big! but snowmen aren't meant to be fashionable!!) is the round tab punch. Sentiments escaped me, so I put one on the inside! :)
Usually when you put lollies in the sweet treat cups, you would make a sliding door - which i will do! This one, I have stuck down to the backing.
Am heading off now to sort all my stuff out so i have a bigger place than the bedside table to create!! lol
Sunday, December 6, 2009
This is another CASE from the catalogue – this one from page 12. The template i got from Splitcoaststampers. Printed it onto Whisper White cardstock, three months per sheet. Then decorated the bottom using DSP or stamps – I used urban Garden DSP, and the sets Pocket Silhouettes, Upsy Daisy and Fifth Avenue Floral, with kiwi kiss, baja breeze and not quite navy ink. Bind together at the top and ta-da, a groovy calendar!
I have other calendars to share later this month, so check back :)
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Anyway........ this is a direct CASE from the 2009-2010 IBC (page 74 to be exact) i just changed the quote. I love it! This is such a simple but gorgeous gift.
The frameneeds to be a "shadow-box" type though - I tried it flat first - not good :)
Friday, December 4, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
This idea came from Becky over at Inking Idaho, and is how I presented my chocolate to my swap sister from UStamp. Putting a band round the chocolate bars is such an easy way to co-ordinate little extras with the main gift. Here I have used Ski Slope DSP, and Riding Hood Red ribbon. The chocolate is Whittakers peanut slab - so many peanuts!! SOOOOO good ;)