Saturday, December 31, 2011

Calendar Swap

This is the first time I will have participated in a calendar swap and I'm pretty excited. I think its a great idea. I ended up taking two months, March and May. I haven't seen the stands for them yet...we'll get them when we do the actual swap from the hostess. I'm planning on keeping one calendar at my desk at work, and the other to display at my classes and workshops. I showed May in my last entry. Here is March. What do you think?


Stamp Set: Happy St. Patrick's (from the new Occasions Mini)
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Lucky Limeade, Blushing Bride
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, In Color DSP-Lucky Limeade, Blushing Bride, Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Brushed Gold, Whisper White
Punches: Ornament, 1/2" circle, Extra-Large Tag, Word Window, Heart to Heart, Boho Blossoms, Owl Punch, Crop-a-Dile, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle
Misc.: SNAIL, Dimensionals, Brights button, Uniball Gel Pen, Scissors, Crystal Effects, Glue Dots, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Glimmer Brad
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Monday, December 26, 2011

More Sneak Peeks - New Projects

Not much to say other than I'm having a blast with the new products!!! A mini Mannequin brooch holder, an eye pillow filled with flax seed and lavender, a 6 x 6 calendar page for a calendar swap I am involved with and a card using the adorable maze from the new mini.

I'd love to hear your feedback. I'm thinking about making the Mannequin and eyepillow kits available for purchase, as well as completed one's. Let me know what you think or if you would have any interest in either a kit or one already made.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Sneak Peek - New Mini and New Classes

Isn't she adorable? This is some of Stampin' Up!'s new fabric from the New Occasion Mini which will launch on January 4th. While I'm not allowed to show you the catalog, I can show you sneak peeks of projects.

This is an easy sewing project -- even for beginners and it will be part of my new monthly series focusing on Stampin' Up! fabrics. Some projects will use machine sewing, some hand sewing and some no sewing at all. Class sizes will be limited to 4 people, but if even indicate they want to sign up then I can schedule a second class. Depending on the project, each class cost will vary a little. This class is only $20. To sign up for this class, join my free meet-up site at

I'd love to hear any comments you have. This was such a fun an easy project. I can see making these not only for pin cushions, but also to display brooches, earrings etc.

More sneak peeks will follow...fabric and paper.

Merry Christmas to all of you, and Happy Holidays.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Holiday Catch-Up

Boy am I behind on posting. I have so many classes, and with work and an unscheduled charity event, I haven't had a second to post anything. I did want to post my most recent Stamp Set of the Month Workshop. This month we used Lovely As a Tree. I really enjoyed this project, as did my clients.

Its a stand-alone card box with a small pocket for stamps. We also made a matching pen to include in the box. Isn't it adorable. One of my downline already made a similar card box full of baby boy thank you notes. This pattern for the card box is from Becky Roberts at Inking Idaho. Thanks Becky.

Then here are the four cards we made to go inside the card box.

True, we made all Christmas cards, but look at how different each card looks, and that was with using only one stamp set. Of course, each of my clients purchased the stamp set as part of this class (unless they had it already) so they were eager to go home and duplicate the cards.

Thanks for leaving a message to let me know that you stopped by!! I'll post my Christmas Stamp-a-Stack, Mini Card class, Simply Adorned Class and swaps soon.