December 23, 2008

This year's Christmas card

It's been a few years, but I coordinated our Christmas cards with our Christmas outfits again. My daughter is in the cutest pink, gray and vanilla plaid dress, so that's our color scheme. I decided to make a pocket card and use photo corners to place the wallet right on the pull-out part.
Stamp set: Snow Swirled
Paper: Pink Piroutte, Brushed Silver, Naturals White
Ink: Going Gray, Pink Piroutte, Versamark
Accesories: Pink Piroutte 5/8" striped grosgrain ribbon, silver cord, snowflake brad, square scallop punch, scallop edge punch, silver embossing powder

December 8, 2008

Notepads with pens

I completed the pens before working on the notepads, so I chose to coordinate both. I wrapped up the pair and put them in medium cello bags. A few sold for $3 each.

Small nugget tins

These little fellas did pretty well at the craft fair. I am SO glad I decided to make this size as well as the large. I sold them for $4/tin. For a few, I added rub-ons, which turned out to be just the right addition! As you can see here, the ribbon in the holiday mini catalog was the perfect width to add to a few of these tins.

December 6, 2008

Large nugget tins (chocolate and tealights)

Well, I thought these nugget tins turned out great! I am so proud of how they look PLUS they were fun to make. I really enjoyed preparing for my first craft show. Unfortunately, not a single one of the large nugget tins sold. That's a bit disappointing. They'd make yummy stocking stuffers! I guess I know what EJ will be giving to his teachers this year!
Just some general and birthday tins. I wouldn't mind receiving one of these homemade gifts!

I decided to do some tins with tealight candles just in case someone didn't like chocolate (do those people really exist?). I wrapped the tealights in DSP to make them look nicer and added a divider.

December 4, 2008

More craft fair items

This will be an item just to illustrate one of the many ways you can use decor elements. I know many of these boxes have been done already, but I still jumped on the band wagon. I think they are really nice.
This shadow box isn't for sale either. If someone wants to "order" it, then I will go ahead and make another one. So, I realize that as I am using the decor elements for the first time since convention, I am not very good at it!! You can't tell in this picture, but the words are crooked. You don't even want to know what I did to the Season of Thanks one in the above picture!!
A craft fair just wouldn't be the same without reindeer food!

This was a project that we did at a Rotating Hostess meeting last year.
I just happened to have a few leftover, so I filled them with Reese's peanut butter cups.

I used retired Designer Series Paper (DSP) in the inside of these RSVP pens.
With the added ribbon at the top, my 7-year old thinks I can get $1/pen!

November 26, 2008

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November 22, 2008

My Christmas Swaps

Before moving, I held a Christmas stamp-a-stack at my house. We made five of each design for $25. These are the cards from that event. It seems I was in a blue and red/chocolate mood, but I still like how they turned out. For our family Christmas cards, I am going to do the the snowflake card but use our colors this year. They are: pink, silver, gray and white.

Christmas card swaps from my Peeps!

I hope these pictures do justice to how amazing these cards are! My friends & I participated in a Christmas card swap and here is what I got! The first group are from Joy. You can see her blog listed on my sidebar under "My Fellow Swappers."
Check out Jeanne's creations! She sure was in the glitter mood...I love it! Her blog is also listed on my sidebar.
Dana made these cards for the swap. What I like about them is that I don't have these stamp sets. I do have the snow wheel, which I recently bought. I am enjoying the jumbo wheels!

November 21, 2008

Where have I been?

WOW! It's been awhile since I last sorry about that! We had ALOT going on and, unfortunately, this blog wasn't top priority. I am finally feeling organized so I plan on updating you with more photos and ideas regularly (for me that would be about twice a week). Anyway, I am SO excited to be participating in my VERY FIRST craft fair! I've been busy prepping for Saturday, December 6th because it'll be here before I know it! Here are just a few things I've been working on:
These are brag books using the clear envelopes. This is a real easy project. For further directions, visit Stampin with the Goddess' tutorial.

I knew I had to make Snowman Soup for the fair. Who doesn't love this cute idea? I liked adding the items to the bucket and just doing a little bit of stamping. Aren't they cute?
About a year ago, I found a bunch of these 4"x6" magnetic frames on sale at Target. They were only 48 cents for 2! Today I could only find them for $1 each.

September 24, 2008

Eastern Blooms by Joy

These swaps from Joy, my upline, are amazing! She always knows where to add those "extra" details that I may not have. I am so glad she used the Big Shot too since I don't have it. Actually, I may have threatened her if she didn't use it! LOL! For all the details on her cards, please visit Joyfully Stampin'.

Window Dressing by Jeanne

I wanted to post these awesome swaps from Jeanne a long time ago, but some personal issues came up. I had to fly home to PA because my youngest sister was hit by a car while crossing the street. She is a tough cookie and fighting real hard, and I am finally getting back to some normalcy. I thought I better share these swaps with all of you because Jeanne deserves the recognition! I like her stamping style! Way to go, girl! You really thought outside the box on this stamp set!

This is my favorite because of the cute cut-out bird!

Love, love, love the fall colors!

September 20, 2008

Spooky Spider

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September 18, 2008

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September 6, 2008

Flight of the Butterfly by Dana

These are the swaps I received from Dana. I'd love to direct you to her blog, but she hasn't started one...YET! We are still working on her! As soon as she takes the blogging plunge, you will know so you can check her stuff out and get the recipes for these GREAT swaps!
This is a CD holder she made where she sent all her pics from Convention! Isn't she sweet?
I love how Dana cut out the butterflies for this card. It really makes the card.
This is probably my favorite card since Dana used Fall colors.
Look at Dana getting all fancy with her Big Shot. Since I am the only person I know who didn't order one, I appreciate this card so much more!

September 4, 2008

Swap #1

While at Convention, my roommates (HOLLA to Jeanne, Joy & Dana!) and I decided to do some swapping of our own once we got back home. We each chose one of the stamp sets received at Convention, with Jeanne using one of the hostess sets. The plan was to have the swaps (about 4 cards) sent out to each other by the end of August. Here are the ones I made. For complete recipes, please visit MY SPLITCOASTSTAMPERS gallery! I have yet to receive the ones the other girls made, but I CAN'T wait! I know they are on the way and I will post their samples as well (with permission, of course).