Friday, November 26, 2010

A Light Snowfall and Christmas Ornament

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving yesterday. We did! We spent the day with my husband's family. We ate a delicious meal and ended the day by going to see the new Disney movie, TANGLED. This morning we woke to find a quiet, beautiful snow falling and it immediately put me in the Christmas Spirit. Since I am not much of a shopper, I decided to make an ornament for a swap I am in.
I started with some sparkly Coredinations papers in red and green. I used my Nesties Label One and cut out and embossed two red pieces and used my Scalloped Ovals and cut out and embossed two green pieces and one cream piece. I added two Prima Leaves to one of the green scallops and two red "dew drops" that I made from hot glue and alcohol inks. Click HERE to see a video tutorial on how to make these yourself! They are very easy and fun to make. I stamped the sentiment on cream card stock and outlined the edges with a black bic mark it pen. I created the "tails" by just free hand cutting the shapes and outlining with the same marker. I pop dotted the sentiment for dimension and added the K&Company button brad for a splash of color.

I decided to decorate the back as well, since it would be hanging on a tree and might be seen. Before I layered the scallops, I stenciled the cream scallop with Broken China Distress Ink and wrote my message. I added another button brad (so it wouldn't hang crooked) and glued the front and back together. Lastly, I punched two holes in the corners and tied a silk cord for a hanger. Let me know what you think- and what ideas you have for making ornaments this year. Have a great weekend, and Happy Crafting!

Also - Don't forget, Lindsay's Black Friday Sale is still going on through Sunday! Click on the sale banner to get to her Mygrafico store and save 50% off on your purchases!!!

Black Friday Sale

Just a quick post once again to let you know that Lindsay is having a 50% off Black Friday Sale at her Mygrafico Shop!
If you are busy doing your holiday shopping today, be sure to make time to swing by LINDSAY'S STAMP STUFF so you can find all the stuff you need for packaging your gifts, scrapbooking and making loads of handmade cards and tags. There are even party printables too! Today and tomorrow they are 50% off, this is the biggest sale of the year so don't miss out!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving - and a CyberSale

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you living in the USA. I hope you are having a wonderful day with your families. If you get a chance, pop over to LINDSAY'S STAMP STUFF and check out all of her new stuff, like this Bachelorette Party Kit! Everything is 40% off today along with all of MyGrafico shops, so hurry over-Don't miss out!!! And once again, Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Fun Frog ATCs

Happy Thursday, Everyone! Today I am working on some ATCs for a swap. The only requirement was to have a frog on it! So, I immediately thought of the cute frog prince stamp in the Pretty Princess Set from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff at Mygrafico. I think he's just about the cutest frog ever! I used the polka dot paper from her Homemade Holiday Papers set as my base and layered the Embossed Oval from the Embossed Mats set (at her Shop Handmade store) then added that cute little frog! OK, I'll confess. My son did all the layering in his photoshop program for me. LOL He's taking a class in school, so he knows all the tricks! Once they were printed, I stamped the sentiment, colored the frog and added the embellishments. So cute and so fun. Only eight more to go! Check out the fun projects the rest of the design team has been working on this week. And Lindsay will have a freebie, so start with hers!

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*I would have posted a list of links, but blogger is not being nice this morning, and I can't seem to get my list (or anything) copied and pasted. There is a list in my side bar and Lindsay will have a list on her blog. Sorry for the inconvenience :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Orange Balls

Happy Thursday, Everyone! Today I am actually on vacation, but made this recipe card before I left! Yes, it's for another swap at the Stamp Shack! This is a cookie/bar recipe card swap. I used some fun digi paper from the Winter Printables kit and the FREE Shipping Tags from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff. I started with a 6x6 panel of white card stock onto which I added a strip of embossed coredinations paper. I printed the paper on a 4x6 sheet of matte finish photo paper and set it to leave a border. This creates the pocket and it's quite nice because I could print the paper on a smaller scale and didn't have to trim - no waste! I opened the tags in my photoshop program and typed up the recipe in red and printed them out. After I cut them out, I inked the edges and colored the tabs with distress inks. I stamped a snowflake for a little extra decoration. :) Next, I added snowflake brads and stick on jewels in the corners. A photo of my yummy treats finished off the front and I was done! Check out all of Lindsay's fun digi stamps, svg sets, and now fun digi paper packs at her Mygrafico and Shop Handmade sites. The digi paper is at the Shop Handmade site and is only $2.00! Check out that site for some great sales on more of Lindsay's products!!!! And don't forget her fabulous Design Team - check their blogs for lots of inspiration and see what you can create!

Lindsay Weirich (Owner and Stamp Designer)

Cheryl Gorka DT Coordinator

Shannon Neparko

Margie Visnick

Lisa Jurecek

Melissa Craig

Leanne Garner

Tamara Bennett

Cindi Hooks

Micki Harper

Karin Martin

Jennifer Bliss

Rhonda Walker

Diane Bove

Laurel Seabrook