Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Etsy Shop Update

FYI....I just listed some card sets that I made in my Etsy shop.  I also have some glassine bags which are perfect for packing some small little gifts for that special someone!
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Happy Hanukkah Card Sets

I've been working on some Hanukkah card sets using the Papertrey Ink Menorah Medley Die set.  For the first set, I used the menorah die.  I totally cased this card from Nichole Heady.  I didn't have the Mega Mat Stack #3 Die, so I kind of improvised using my Cricut.

The second set, I just used the Star of David die.  You can't see it in the picture, but the Star is a "window", I cut all the way through the card front.  It looks really pretty standing up.

I have a hard time finding pretty Hanukkah paper.  For these cards, I improvised and used the Teresa Collins Everyday Moments pad.  It has a variety of blue and yellow prints and it's very pretty.

Stamps:  Studio G-Happy Hanukkah
Ink:  Versafine
Paper:  Teresa Collins, Recollections, Echo Park
Misc:  Papertrey Ink Menorah Medley Die set, pop up dots
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Monday, November 26, 2012

Paper Punch Elves

I made some of these paper punch elves last year.  I just love them, so I decided to make  a few more.  I changed his eyes a little bit. 
There are five cards in this set.  The inside is stamped "Merry Christmas".
Stamps:  Hero Arts-CL498
Paper:  Bo Bunny, Recollections, MME
Misc:  Paper punches, baker's twine, white gel pen, pop up dots, buttons
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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Friendship Jar Christmas Cards

Just a few more cards that I have been working on.  I love the Papertrey Ink Friendship Jar sets and get a lot of inspiration from Michelle Wooderson's blog.

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink-Friendship Jar Summer Fillers, Hero Arts-CL498
Ink:  Versafine
Paper:  Recollections, MME, Colorbok
Misc: Buttons, baker's twine, snowflake paper punches
I can't decide if it's me or my craft table is crooked!  Every picture I take is crooked, no matter how hard I try to straighten them out when I edit!
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Friday, November 23, 2012

Christmas Cards and Snowflakes

Happy day after Thanksgiving!  I hope everyone had a nice holiday.  I actually got to go to my Mom's house yesterday.  My work schedule has prohibited me from seeing my family the last few years, but this year I got to go, so bonus for me!
My move and job transfer has been a difficult one.  Unfortunately, as with many Americans, I've been having financial and medical struggles.  I had to get a part time job to help cover my expenses.  I'm trying to get as much crafty time as I can, and have been making Christmas cards to sell in my Etsy shop. 
Here is the first set I've made.

This is actually a set of four (4) card with envelopes.    I don't have time to list them in the shop at this moment, as I have to hurry and get ready to go to one of my jobs!
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink-Holiday Button Bits, Hero Arts-CL498
Ink:  Memento
Paper:  Bo Bunny, Recollections
Misc:  Baker's twine, paper punches
While I was at my Mom's yesterday, I told her I needed an easy crocheted snowflake pattern.  She, of course, had the brilliant idea of whipping some off with the embroidery machine.  Well, you will never guess what she did!  After we downloaded a pattern, made one, she offered to let me borrow one her machines to make some at home!  Can you even believe it!!  I was so excited.  So, this morning, I made a whole bunch of snowflakes.  One of the great things about this machine is you can do something else while it's running!
Here is the machine:

Here are the snowflakes I made this morning.  I still need to clip some threads.  I can't wait to make up some cards, tags, and gift bags with these!

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Deck The Halls

I worked on a couple of cards today.  I keep organizing and re-organizing my craft stuff, so needless to say I keep finding stuff that I didn't know I had or stuff that I haven't used in a while.  I used the Papertrey Ink Holiday Button Bits set to make up some gift bags for the craft fair, and decided to break it out again for these cards.

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink-Holiday Button Bits
Ink:  Memento, Versafine
Paper:  MME-Merry
Misc:  Buttons, ribbon, Crop-A-Dile, pop up dots
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Weekly Scrapper

Some exciting news to share with you today.  One of my cards is being featured on the Weekly Scrapper!  The Weekly Scrapper is an online magazine from the Scrapbook Expo.  My sister and I always attend the Scrapbook Expo every time it comes to Orlando.  It is one of the best conventions/shows that we attend.
So, if you want to check out my card, here is the link.
Also, today is my niece, Katie's birthday.  Katie also has a blog that provides all kinds of tips/tricks of the trade for perfect makeup and hair.  If you want to know what the best mascara to buy or a product that will give you the smoothest hair, jump on over to her blog.  Don't forget to wish her a happy 20th! 
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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Spiders In The Pumpkin Patch

Yes, I'm still finishing up my Halloween goodies!  I had to put them on the back burner as I had to make up some stuff for a craft fair at my sister's school.  I made a whole bunch of Christmas items, and guess what....I didn't take any pictures to post!  Unfortunately, I ran out of time as I had to quickly get them done and packed up for my brother in law to pick up. 
 I also found out this week that I need to have surgery on my "girly" parts, so I'm just waiting to hear back from my doctor on when it is going to be scheduled.
I made some tissue paper pumpkins that are filled with Halloween candy.  Using some washi tape, I made a small tag stamped with a Halloween sentiment. 
My favorite part of the pumpkin, with the exception of the candy, is the spider.  He/she is made with pipe cleaners and some small pony beads.  The spiders were easy to put together, but I had quite a bit of help from Tedy who kept running off with the pipe cleaners!

Here is the whole "patch".  Some of my pumpkins are little lumpy and misshapen, but I think it adds to their character.

Stamps:  Studio G-Series 20
Ink:  Versafine
Paper:  The Paper Company
Misc:  Tissue paper, floral tape, ribbon, candy, tags, washi tape, pipe cleaners, small pony beads
The "Pipe Cleaner Thief" in the tube, after they both had some catnip!
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