18 October 2009

Update on Matchbox Die Wedding Favors

You may or may not remember back in August I shared a project I was working on. Wedding favors, stacked matchboxes, for a co-worker's daughter. The wedding was last month. My co-worker shared the wedding pictures. I was so tickled to see that the matchbox favors were part of the photographer's pictures. It was actually photographed! Awesome pictures by Mollie Jane Photography. You can view her blog if you're interested. I browsed her blog and seen lots of wedding favor ideas.

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Christmas is coming quickly. . .

So with that in mind, I started creating some more Christmas cards. I've seen so many great ideas, my mind became flooded! There was one specific card that stood out in my mind. It was a card that a fellow demonstrator made for the last quarterly meeting. I wasn't sure exactly how it was made, because I didn't have the pleasure of receiving it in the swap we had that day. So I pulled out some scrap pieces of paper and decided to figure it out. All I had was a picture to go by. So, if you were the one who made this card, please let me know so I can give you credit for the inspiration! I used my circle die and cut the circle in half. The tree is made by just folding the paper back and forth.

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17 October 2009

Autumn and Thanksgiving

I've been playing with many of my stamps and using different techniques to make Autumn & Thanksgiving cards. I hope you enjoy them, I really enjoyed making them!

For Card #1, I used the brayer technique. Then I heat embossed the stamped medallion image. It was incomplete until I added the "Give Thanks" sentiment. Then it was perfect!

Card #2 is a card I made for a swap I participated in. The sentiment is from my favorite Bright Blessings (wheel) that I cut apart. Inside, I used one of the leafs to decorate the side with. If you look closely, you will see that I crimped the strip of paper down the middle.

Card #3 was inspired by a card that I seen posted on Inking Idaho using the small star punch to make a wreath. I sprayed the wreath and the paper with shimmer paint spray. You can see how sparkly it is!

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I'm back!

I've been really busy with lots of stuff! But, I'm back! Even though I haven't posted in a while, I've been really busy creating! I have lots to share... First of all I'd like to show you something that was once just a thought I was entertaining in my mind! I kept imagining something like this so I had to pull out all of my craft supplies and get to work! I had the idea that I'd make one for myself, my boss and other co-workers. So I started with my favorite office pal, Melissa. Her and I like to decorate our office and cubicles for the different seasons and holidays. This little halloween name plaque (not sure what else to call it!) turned out to be the cutest addition to our decorations. I used some chipboard as the base. It was really easy and fast to make. I wanted to add different textures, so I used some tulle and some metallic pipe cleaners. While I was creating, I had this idea of adding something dangly. So I added the "Boo". Ohhhh and yeah, the dies I used to cut out the alphabets we're recently purchased at a local craft store that was going out of business. Can you believe that I had my eyes on them for a few years?!?! Well, I finally got them... and for 90% off!! Wo0o0o0 Ho0o0o0!

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04 October 2009

Monthly Classes

If you're local to the Inland Empire area in Southern Ca, be sure to check out my schedule of events. Upcoming classes and workshops include holiday cards, creative packaging ideas including "A Bag, A Tag and A Card" class, a workshop on creating a holiday mini album utilizing the tri shutter card technique! Check back for photos of the Tri Shutter Holiday Mini Album!

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Snowman Card

Ok, looks like I've switched from Halloween into Christmas mode. I'll have to go back to Thanksgiving after I get all these Christmas ideas out of my head. Last weekend was one of the quarterly meetings for the SU group I belong to. It is the 2nd meeting that I attended. {Still a NEWBIE!} It's so exciting to meet with everyone. I come home full of inspiration and in a rush to create! After the meeting before we have lunch, we all do a swap. Before we leave, all the cards are laid out and we get to vote on the cards. There were so many awesome cards! I had my eye on this one Snowman Card, and it just so happened to be one of the top 5! I would like to thank Cheryl Braney for the inspiration, I decided to CASE it this weekend... here is my own version of the snowman card. . .

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02 October 2009

Off Topic

Just thought I'd share a picture of my beautiful daughter, Vanessa Michelle. During the 3 years of her having her braces on, she rarely allowed herself to be photographed showing her mouth full of metal! On September 11, 2009, she finally had her braces removed. It was such a memorable day for more reasons than just her braces coming off. So, I told her she had no choice, that I just had to take a picture of her. Here she is....

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