Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Table-Top Nativity

Here is a project I'm planning for a class this month-it can be either a card or a table top decoration-or both.  It fits in the Small Open End envelope and uses Windsor knot DSP.  I used Chocolate Chip Ink on Sage Shadow Paper.  The Paper is 6" high and each panel is 3.25" wide.  I am going to make these to send to a few special people in my life, I really hope some customers sign up for this class.

Sunday, November 23, 2008


These are small wall hangings I made-all SU products except the wood they are on.  They we very quick and easy, both are watercolored with watercolor crayons and aqua painter.  I drilled the holes and just hammered in the eyelets they couldn't be set but they aren't going anywhere.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Christmas countdown

Here is my countdown to Christmas, I used an oval plaque from the craft store and wooden ovals, the edge is painted with crackle paint-this was my first experience with that.  It was a bit of a pain the wood had to be sanded, sealed then painted. The oval is about 20x12 so I had to use two sheets of DSP to cover the front. The edge of the oval is beveled so I couldn't trace it-I rubbed a lead pencil around the curves to make a line to cut-then made a rough cut, pasted the paper down the used a craft knife to remove the overage.  I then sanded and distress the edge.  The little dots in the vinyl didn't stick to the backing and I had to pick each one off the transfer paper-ugh!  the black stand is from that giant store that has every thing and was $3.89 or so.  This is an amazing project much cuter in person, it did add up to be about $45.00 to make.  The plaque was about 11.80 with coupon, decor element 24.95, paint, sealer, paper, little ovals were 3.25.  I still have to make the rest of the numbers-so I had better finish this!

Friday, November 14, 2008


This is the 3-D project for the stamp-a-stack!


These are the five cards for The Christmas Card Stamp-a-stack.  I have changed the Mr. Twigster card since the initial draft-I like this one much better.  I hope you do too!  These cards will hopefully be simple enough to finish quickly 3 of each.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Cello topper

Here's a little cello bag full of those fancy new m&ms-who doesn't love these top notes!  

One more for This Thanksgiving

Here is one more water colored card from this stamp set-this one is my favorite-it does use retired ribbon but the ribbon matches this current paper so nice!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

color blocked scarecrow

Watercolor paper and watercolor wonder crayons.  Super cute, scarecrow, saffron ribbon, canvas backround-I love to send Thanksgiving cards!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Thanksgiving cricut card

This is a card and envelope, cut out with the cricut-the cricut embelished with stamps and cut from stampin' up! paper.

Happy November!

Happy November-  Wow October was amazing!  Our Phillies won the World Series-and we got to be there!  We have had season tickets for several years-my husband and son have bee diehard fans their whole lives.  Yesterday was Halloween-my son's 16th birthday and we spent the day at the Phillies World Series Parade!  I think my son must be the Luckiest Boy on the Planet!  Here is a Thanksgiving card to show how grateful I am to live in such a wonderful world!  Aqua Painters and Water color crayons-sponge and basic brown ink!