Saturday, December 31, 2011

Project Life moving into 2012

2011 is coming to and end, wow, that year sure flew. I must say I am happy to see the end of 2011, it hasn't been my favourite year, but I have plans afoot to hopefully enhance 2012 :

One of my New Years Resolutions is to do a Project Life book/s for 2012. I think it will be great and am excited to get started. My life can be quite disorganised with young children, so I'm hoping this project will help me find some order. I am quite disciplined and keep a journal anyway, so really a 12x12 book is just an extension of that. Photograph albums are all well and good, but if I can capture the essence and more of the memory than the photo portrays - I will have achieved my goal :-) Wish me luck.....

Happy New Year and I hope your resolutions go well too.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Clearance Blitz !

Until Jan 5th 2012, Stampin' Up! are having a big blitz of items, including punches in the older style - check it out :
http://www.stampinup.com

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Stamping Group - December 2011

Two more adorable projects this month :

I think its safe to say I like the challenge of 3d projects ! Hence the lovely 3d tree on this months card. SU recipe :
Stamp set : Mini sentiment stamp from Delightful Decorations stamp set
Cardstock : Garden green, cherry cobbler, crumbcake, whisper white
Ink : Garden green, rose red, cromb cake, very vanilla craft ink
Tools : Real red stampin write marker (for the berries), Soft holly stampin around wheel, starburst stampin around wheel
Accessories - silver star brad (not SU)
Techniques : Rolling, stamping, brads, sponging

Two more adorable projects this month :

I LOVE the matchbox die, not only for the box itself but for the three shapes you can also cut. I used just two of them on this project. The box is so easy to assemble ad requires only a single piece of tape ! Intriguing isn't it ..... lol
The matchbox obviously wouldn't be complete without the chocolate ! lol

SU recipe :
Stamps : Just for you sentiment from the Just Believe stamp set
Cardstock : Soft suede, pink pirouette and beau chateau dsp
Ink : Chocolate chip
Tools : Matchbox die
Accessories : Pink pirouette taffeta ribbon
Techniques : Big Shot, Stamping

Kids Christmas craft party

How much fun to host a kids and Moms crafting party, in addition to the lovely Christmas cards and craft, we had Christmas music playing, lots of yummy ginger snacks and festive drinks. Everyone was getting into the Christmas spirit.

By combining the ornament punch with the cellophane bags we got these beautiful Christmas tree decorations. So easy to do, and great as ornaments on your tree and gifts.SU recipe :
Stamp set : Contempo Christmas
Ink : Concord crush
Paper : Whisper White
Tools : Ornament punch
Accessories : glitter paper for the 'o' in joy
Techniques : stamping and punching

The two cards we made :I love how an owl without ears = penguin ! All the kids were sufficiently glittered after this project :-)

SU recipe :
Stampset : sentiment from Sincere Salutations (my favourite go-to sentiment set)
Card sock : Whisper white, bashful blue, basic black and peach parfait
Ink : Bashful blue
Tools : Owl builder punch, Starburst stampin' around wheel (for the snowflakes in the background)
Accessories : Two-way glue pen, dazzling diamonds
Techniques : Punching, stamping, tearing, glittering


What a great stamp set in the holiday mini, stocking stamp set and matching punch - with a jingle !

SU recipe :
Stampset : Stiched stockings, Sentiment from Contempo Christmas
Cardstock : Cherry cobbler and whisper white
Ink : Blushing bride, Marina Mist, Real red
Tools : Stocking Builder Punch, Northern Flurry embossing folder, corner rounder
Accessories : Bakers twine, Jingle bells, Mini clothespins
Techniques : Embossing with the big shot, Punching, Stamping