Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy New Years to you!!!

Hope you all had a great Christmas! I'm still recovering from losing my voice. I saw my doctor the day before Christmas and from then on, it was downhill all the way. I think my husband enjoyed the quiet days but I was going bonkers not being able to talk. LOL! I made this box last week after I gave up on another box that I was working on. I got distracted while looking at this die. This BAB die from Sizzix is actually quite cute and can be used on a number of things.
This box is called Box #3 and it was initially a Crafter's Home exclusive die but is now available to all the stores. It is a very big box and can probably hold a mini loaf of banana bread.This next box is a new die from Sizzix called ornate box. It's a smaller version of Box #3 but with a cut out window on the cover. I used some new girlie stamps from Hero Arts. I made a bunch of these to give away.I think I overdid the blush on her cheeks.I just have a few more to make and then I'm finished. Here's a photo of the side of the box so you can see the size of it compared to the first box on this post.
Well, I want to wish all of you a very Happy New Years and thank you for always visiting my blog!!! See you in 2010!!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wishing you lots of merry!

I've been busy the last couple days finishing up on some Christmas cards and last minute shopping. This first card actually started off in a whole different color scheme but I kept changing my mind and this was the end result. Do you ever do that too?I love this Dandelion stamp. It is one of my favorite holiday stamps. The word stamp is from Hero Arts. The snowflake border punch is from EK Success.
I've had this box sitting on my table for several weeks now. I kept putting it to the side everytime I got distracted with something else. It is an XL die from Sizzix called popcorn box. It turned out just the way I wanted it. The size is quite big and great for putting treats in it. The snowflake is a Sizzlit die that I glittered with stickles and topped it off with a gemstone.These are so cute! One of my husband's customers made these his and hers snowman covered Hersheys candy bars. The packaging is so cute that I'm afraid to eat the candy in it. LOL!
Well, I can't believe that Christmas will be here in 2 days and then it's New Years. I'm so grateful for all the friends that I have made this past year through this blog and I really appreciate all the wonderful comments you left on my posts.
Enjoy the holidays and Merry Christmas!!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Happy Holidays!!!

I spent a couple days last week finishing our Christmas cards for this year. I wish I could say that's us in front of our home but it isn't our home. It was taken on one of our trips from this year. I used Bo Bunny cardstock for the base of the card. The stamp is of course Hero Arts and I am loving the new metal gemstones. They look like brads without the long metal legs. The punch is from Fiskars which I bought from Stamps & Memories awhile back.
Here's a quick giftcard that I made using the Sizzix XL giftcard holder die. I used Baxter from Dandelion (hope it's the correct name) and the word stamp is from Hero Arts. Sorry the photo is so dark. It is a pretty blue IRL.
Well, Christmas is coming up real fast and I still need to finish shopping hopefully today. My craft room is a mess and I am working on more Christmas cards and tags.
Tomorrow I'll be posting the Hero Arts cards that we made yesterday at the store. It was funny because I didn't expect such a big turnout with people doing their Christmas shopping. But, it was great to see everyone again and lots of new faces too.
Thanks for stopping by today and have a great Sunday!!! We're off to exercise and then we have a party to attend.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Where have I been?

This past Saturday I had a make & take at the store using one of the new Sizzix scoreboard dies being released this month. These dies will only cut chipboard or matboard and scores all the crease lines for you. Here is the business card holder we made. This box will hold up to 32 business cards. You can also put a giftcard in it too. Here is the Sizzix Santa sleigh pop-up card that I finally got around to finishing. It's been sitting on my work table for weeks now. The sleigh is quite easy to put together. You can put anything in the sleigh but I decided to use the Santa sizzlit set to decorate it. The tree is an EK Success punch that I made to look 3-D and also to add some color to the card.
Santa looks quite tanned but it was the only skin colored paper that I could find in my drawer of scraps.Here is the make & take that I did for Crafts In The City on Wednesday. The cone was made using the Sizzix circle scallop die. We texturized the paper and die cutted snowflakes and attached some red bling and of course I had a cute package of candy to put in the cones.
Now I'm working on the make & takes for the Hero preview party next weekend at the store. Hope you can come and join us.
Thanks for stopping by today. I really appreciate reading all your nice comments. I hope to do some Christmas shopping this weekend. Have a great weekend!!!

Friday, December 04, 2009

The new pillowbox

I've been anxious to see the new pillowbox die that Sizzix just released. It's a different twist on the pillowbox die. At first I was a little confused while assembling the box because of the pleats on the side of the box. I didn't know what piece went where. But the instructions is so easy to follow that it turned out to be quite easy. I made a chipboard ornament out of the flower tag die and attached it to the box.The weight of the ornament made the box a little top heavy since I didn't fill the box with anything so I had to tape the box down to take the photo. You can sort of see the pleat on the side of the box. Here is a shot of the back of the box. See on the top where the box closes? That's where it looks exactly like the pillowbox. The bottom of the box is flat so that is what makes this box look different.
Tomorrow I will be at the store doing a Sizzix make & take from 10-12 pm. I listed the supplies to bring on the site. Hope you can join us!
Thanks for stopping by today and have a great Friday!!! I'm off in a bit to have lunch with my gf Teri.
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