Thursday, December 31, 2009

RMH Project

This is the project I will be taking this Saturday to the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford. Each coaster is covered with 1/2 inch strips of designer series paper, then the calendar and decoration are added. I have all different kinds of punch-outs for them to choose from to decorate their calendar. I hope the families will enjoy this project!

Monday, December 28, 2009

My daughter's gorgeous jewelry creations

I received these amazing earrings as gifts for Christmas this year. My daughter Alyssa made them! Check out her online business at She is having a 50% off sale on all occasion jewelry through today only! She has beautiful designs that you will love!
(Every piece in our All Occasion jewelry collection is 50% off when you use the coupon code HALFOFF at checkout. Good through 12/28/09.)

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Gift Certificate Holder

This is a gift certificate holder I made to hold Stampin' Up gift certificates. I can make one for any occasion for you, a family member, or friend. Gift certificates can be purchased in any amount and are redeemable toward catalog items or stamp camps through me only.

Nativity Set

My daughter, Jerilyn, created this darling Nativity set many years ago. I hadn't displayed it for awhile, but found it to set out this year. The Mary and Joseph figures are only about 1 inch tall. Isn't this just so precious? Hope you all had a lovely Christmas with your families.
Now the countdown to New Year's is on!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

As we celebrate the birth of Jesus, let us be thankful for the many blessings in our lives.

Below is the card that I made for my hubby for Christmas. When it is opened, the Christmas tree pops up!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Some Creations using the Big Shot

I have been using my Big Shot quite a bit lately and wanted to show you some of my creations using our exclusive Stampin' Up dies.

This is what I designed for our Christmas dinner place cards. It is a very simple design. Sometimes I think that simple is nice with all of the other hoopla going on. I used the Basket and Blooms die from Stampin' Up.

This little bag was made using the Fancy Favor die from Stampin' Up. I embossed it with the Petals a Plenty embossing folder. I got the idea for the tags on the string from something I saw at a local craft store. The tiny tags punch will be available starting January 5th in the new Occasions Mini Catalog! I have been waiting for someone to invent this tag!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Fun Reindeer Bag

I have been seeing some darling ideas for making reindeer. Some are cards, some are bags, some are ornaments. I borrowed ideas from many places and came up with this cute little reindeer bag. She is made using the Bag with Scallops Sizzix die and the Swirls Scribbles Sizzlit die. Both are available from Stampin' Up! If you order both of these dies from me by December 25th, I will make a reindeer bag for you, and provide you with the directions! I also used the 1/4", 1/2", and 3/4" circle punches as well as the scallop circle punch to complete the bag.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Big Shot Felt Flower Pin

Isn't this pin pretty? I got the idea from Pennie McCallum's blog here:
I have made a bunch of these in various colors to gift to my friends. I will post some of the other samples later.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Advent Calendar for Caleb

This is the Advent Calendar I made for my little grandson, Caleb, who is
1 1/2. I had been working on it since September or October and needed to have it finished so that I could give it to my daughter when she came at Thanksgiving with her family. I decided to take off the big gold snowflake on the top and just have the snowmen up there. I gave her a bag of M & M's so that she could put a few in each drawer for Caleb to have each day. I wish I could be there to see his face as he opens the drawers. She did tell me that he stares up at it on the mantle. As he gets older, we can find some small gifts to put in the drawers to make it even more fun. Ah, what joy to have a grandchild. Now if they just lived a little closer by.....

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Holiday Gift Packaging Stamp Camp Samples

Below are the samples for the Holiday Gift Packaging Stamp Camp on Monday, December 14th, from 7-9 pm. There may be some slight variation in the Designer Series Paper used in the projects, and I may just tweak them a little to make them even more exciting! Please RSVP by December 7th. The fee for the camp is $12 and is for adults only please.

gift card holder

money or gift card holder

gift bag

gift card holder

gift bag