Friday, November 30, 2007

Stamp Camp projects

In my previous post I talked about my great stamp camp gathering and I wanted to make sure I shared the projects with you from that great day, so here you go:

First up is a cute little Christmas organizer using the Stampin' Up wrapping paper. There are many different variations on this same kind of idea, but this is a organizer version of it.
Here it is unfolded, with all the fun little pockets on the inside. It's cute all finished, but with my spending habits I would need one that is twice as big.
Next is one of the paper ornaments that are floating all over the blogging world. The dashing papers do make a gorgeous ornament. It's made by cutting a 12x12 piece in half so it is 6x12. Then cut into one inche strips so that you have 12 1 inch pieces. Layer, and punch holes at both ends and string ribbon through, tieing knots to pull it tight.
Here is an adorable little snowman card, again using the wrapping paper out of the Holiday mini.
Here is a cute little treat cup using the wintergreen paper. Amazing how many kissed these little 3oz. cups can hold!
And last but not least is my favorite of all our projects. This a a great little gift card holder using the 5 in 1 card template as a guide. The flap is held together using the cute little mini library clips, LOVE THAT!
Here is the inside of the card with slit punches on either side to put the gift card in.
Hmmm...maybe I should make this into a tutorial....anyone interested?

Have a good weekend, stay safe if you are in my part of the country...6-8 inches of snow headed my way with ice and rain too. YUCK! And I work all weekend, I may just be sleeping at the hospital! One of you Florida girl needs to tell me about how great it is there so I have something to think of!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Altered index card box

So, I've been in this kind of creative slump for over a month now, just no real mojo. Let me tell you, there is nothing like being with stamping friends to get ya going again. We had stamp camp this weekend, 4 other demo friends and I bring our customers together and have them make 5 projects, win door prizes, enjoy treats, and we provide demonstrations for them. SO GOOD TO BE WITH MY CREATIVE FRIENDS, and to share our customers. This is the 9th stamp camp we've held, and I feel like I know my other demo friends customers as well. It's kind of become family. So thanks to all my friends, demos' and customers alike, for helping me get excited about stamping again!!! Tomorrow I'll show you all our projects!
This is a little project I had made for my friend Kristin (and my upline) who returned to teaching this year after being away for awhile. I got these plastic index card boxes at Target when all the school supplies were on sale, for $.33. I simply recovered the outside with paper from the Primary Colors simply scrappin' kit. I used the 1/2" circle punch to make a hole for the snap on the front. I adhered it using sticky strip.
This is the inside. The double sided paper is so neat, then you get the inside texture as well. I used the round tab punch to recover the dividers and added some index cards for her. I figured she could use is for keeping track of something in her classroom.
These have enless possiblities: recipe box, hostess contact information, Christmas card addresses, etc.
I know they sell them at Walmart too in the office isle for cheap. And with a Simply Scrappin kit-easy as pie!
Happy Monday!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Card Challenge

This card is from Beate's last card challenge. I used a set called Holiday Wishes from Inkadinkadoo, one of the one's I bought at Archivers. The ribbon I bought at Target's dollar spot. I'm not totally crazy about the card myself, but's it's okay.
Happy Tuesday all!
Paper: Old Olive, Eggplant Envy, Designer Brocade Background
Sets: Inkadinkadoo's Holiday Wishes
Accessories: Dollar Spot Ribbon

Monday, November 12, 2007

Non Traditional Christmas

Boy do I miss all my blogging!!! Well I did get to stamp last Friday, but unfortunately I had to work all weekend and didn't get anything uploaded until today. I think I will have a project for you each day this week, YEAH!.
Today's card is kind of a fun non traditional Christmas card. I used the Snow Burst set from the Holiday mini catalog. The inspiration for the layout is from a card found on page 32 of the catalog using the Simple Snowman set-just MY version of it. This is a case where the paper piercing really makes this card!
Thanks for not forgetting about me.
Paper: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Rose Red
Ink: Same as paper
Sets: Snow Burst, everyday flexible phrases
Accessories: Giga scallop punch, paper piercing tool, 1 1/4 circle punch, celery ribbon

Monday, November 5, 2007

Totally unrelated

Hi ladies! I sure am having a hard time dedicating much time to the computer lately. I have no idea how some of you do it, a project every day and time to check every one elses out. I kept that pace up in the beginning but is getting harder and harder. Plus I feel like I've kind of hit this creative block!
I'm very excited to report that I will soon be redoing my craft room!!! Maybe that will help. I just bought a desk from Pier 1 imports and my sister and I made a quick trip up to IKEA last week to look for additional "stuff", this week I need to find a new paint color and curtains to cover my closet doors. Then I just need the time to do it all. Kind of wish I could just wiggle my nose and have it all be done.
When sis and I went up to IKEA, we had to make a quick run across the street to the Mall of America were there is an Archiver's store. We had 45 minutes to run around in there. Thought I'd show you my loot.And I actually stamped something this weekend. I made this card for my niece's 14th birthday. The "u rock", is embossed with black embossing powder and was pretty cool. Then just some stick on rhinestones. Simple, but teenagerish. She liked it. I made a bottle to go with it that had money for flowers sticking out of it, but all my pictures of that were awful, so you just get the card.
Happy creating all!