Saturday, December 31, 2011

Wine Bottle Tag

I meant to post this before and just realized that I had not
done it yet. My friend Leslie had me do a special order for her for
the wine she was giving out at Christmas to family and friends.
She wanted it to be something different and this is what
I came up with for her...

I used Stampin' Up! cardstock, Close to My Heart - Art Philosophy cricut
cartridge to cut out the name tags and some tiny candy canes & holly that I
found at Michael's. The die is from Papertrey Ink for the wine tag itself.
I really enjoyed making them and thought they turned out pretty good
for never having made them before.

Bee back soon with more things to show you.


Friday, December 30, 2011

Moving Away Gifts

So my very close friend Gabriella is moving away next week.
I can't believe that it is already here, as she told me back in
the middle of October that they had sold their house and
would be moving after the first of the new year.
Time sure does fly!!!

So I wanted to make her some special going away gifts that she would enjoy.
I made her a fashionable backpack which is a Becky Roberts tutorial I bought
and enclosed a set of cards in it that matched it.

All supplies used were Stampin' Up! The paper is Spice Cake and
I think it is one of my favorite lines. I love the colors! The sentiment is from
Papertrey Ink and the ribbon is rayon seam binding.

Then I wanted to make her one more special gift that would last her the
whole year and remind her of me when she used it.
I made her a Gratitude Journal using the same Stampin' Up! paper.
I think it turned out pretty good. It is a work in progress and she
can add whatever she would like to it to make it her own.

So that was just a small sampling of some of my favorite things about the
journal. I put it in one of those small 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 binders from Staples.
I used lots of stamps, tags, graph paper, guest checks, envelopes,
punched shapes, ticket stubs, paint chips, washi tape and more....

So maybe this will inspire you to try this for the new year and
write something you are grateful for. It can be a day by day thing
or just a random throughout each month type of deal.

Wishing you and your loved ones a  very
Happy & Healthy New Year!!!



Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Holiday Gifts

So its been a while again since I have been able to post on here.
It seems life is way too busy!!!

So I thought I would try to get this one up today.
I have been busy getting Teacher's gift baskets ready and
wrapping gifts for the little ones.
I decided to try and dress up some of the gift cards that
were going to be handed out.

Here is what I came up with...
This one uses the font & center die from Papertrey Ink,
Paper is Stampin' Up!,Sentiment is PTI, twine, flowers, rhinestones
and a cute little sparkly jingle bell.

This one uses a glassine sleeve that I covered with Stampin' Up! paper,
some SU! ribbon and another cute little jingle bell.

This uses another glassine sleeve, Stampin Up! ribbon,
handmade candy canes from chenille stems & a glittered snowflake.

So I hope you have enjoyed seeing my little creations and I hope to be
back again real soon.

Happy Holidays