Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Leadership Pajama Party

I think I am more excited about Leadership than Christmas.  I bought new pajamas for the pajama party they are having at Leadership in January.  So Excited!!

Now I need to get working on my swaps!!

Happy Stamping,

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Gift Exchange

Kindred Inkers (my upline's group) had a gift exchange party.  Terry provided a make-n-take:

What a beautiful project and talk about fast and easy.  It's amazing what some glimmer paper and a MDS (My Digital Studio) download can do to a cheap frame!!

This is the gift I got.  Boni made it.  I love how she made the sewing kit out of a Mason jar!  See how she put the DSP (Designer Series Paper) in the pin case and on the back of the needles to tie them all together?  I think this is a great gift idea.  And WOW how pretty is that ornament?  Boni got the ornament from Pinterest.  I want to make some ornaments as gifts, so as I made the ornament I took some pictures to make a tutorial.  

Cut 12 circles of each color (I used 3 1/2" circles) then fold in half

      Glue all the half circles together alternating color.

They should look like this when you have them all together.

This is the top, it's flat on the table.

Make tag.  My paper was about 1" wide.

Run Linen Thread through a button.

Put the tag on the Linen Thread.  Button on bottom, Tag on top.

Lay thread over folded paper.

I glued my thread to the paper.

Glued sides together.

To create a ball

    Hot glue the top and bottom of the circle 
together on one color.

Hot glue the center of the other color.

So it looks like this.

This is what it looks like from the top.

Tie a bow out of ribbon.

Glue bow to top of tag.

The finished Project

I hope my tutorial was helpful.  I can't believe how hard the picture tutorials are to make!!

Happy Stamping,

Saturday, December 8, 2012

It's Going to Be a Framelits Christmas!!

It’s going to be a Framelits Christmas at my house this year!!  How’s so?  Well, I was getting ready for
a cookie exchange and I bought cheap bags from the dollar store (no offense Dollar Tree).  But that’s exactly what they were cheap dollar store bags.  
Well I couldn’t show up at the cookie exchange with cheap dollar store bags!  What fun is that?  So I decided to close the top with a decorated clothes pin.  I attached a little strip of DSP (Designer Series Paper), by the way the Festival of Prints DSP Stack from the Holiday Catalog sure goes a long way, then I gave it a coat of Crystal Effects, attaché a stamped Merry Christmas image from the Mixed Medley stamp set, which I cut out with a ¾” circle punch, added some ribbon and now a cheap dollar store clothes pin is the perfect accessory to my cheap dollar store bag (see Dollar Tree I really do love you, lol) 
Howeve, I still wasn't finished.  I stamped, embossed and cut out little trees using the Scentsational Season Bundle and the champagne glimmer paper is perfect for the star.  I love how the framelits work with the stamp set.  Then layered Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla card stocked which is cut out using the Labels Collection Framelits.  Stamped “to” and “from” using Cherry Cobbler ink and the stamp set Fabulous Phrases.  Hung it from the clothes pin with a little bit of linen thread and now I have the perfect packaging for my cookie exchange.  Why does the packaging have to be perfect?  Because I decided to put chocolate covered cherries in there!!  If the packaging is that delicious the content has to match!!  I think everyone will be happy when I show up!  And I will probably be invited back next year!!

Hope you have a framelit Christmas too!! 
Happy Stamping,

Monday, December 3, 2012

Ornament Elegance Kit

Ornamental Elegance Kit132832
Price: $14.95
The ornament on the cover of our holiday catalog was such a hit that we are making it available to you — just in time to deck the halls with terrific trimmings you’ve made yourself!

All you need (in addition to the kit) is a glue gun, adhesive glue stick, and scissors.

Makes 10 heirloom ornaments.

Kit includes: Die-Cut Cardstock Elements; Cherry Cobbler 3-1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon; Natural Linen Thread; Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons; Large Pearl Basic Jewels.

Order now so you will have plenty of time to make them for Christmas gifting—or for your family tree!

Available while supplies last.

Instructions can be found at: http://bit.ly/OrnamentalElegance (PDF).

You can click here to see the instructions and that will give you a good idea of what the kit contains. You are always welcome to just place an order at my on-line store.  To order threw me please contact me as soon as possible, these kits are available while supplies last.

What a fast easy way to make your Christmas presents and decorating beautiful!!

Happy Stamping,

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