Friday, December 24, 2010

Faux Leather

I learned this technique from my upline Amy. This was my first try since our tutorial. Doesn't it look like the real thing ?!!!! (it sold my hubby) all you do is:
1. Cut foam sheet larger than image to be stamped.
2. Ink stamp and have waiting on the stamp pad.
3. Using heat tool, heat foam until it starts curling up.
4. Quickly stamp image-press firmly and hold for 20 seconds.
5. Remove stamp and trim foam to desired size.

Snow man Treat Bag

113439 Big Shot
115965 Fancy Favor
119868 1'' circle medium punch
119873 3/4'' circle medium punch
1119952 12x12 whisper white cs
100082 basic black write marker
121045 basic black cs
105115 pumpkin pie write marker
105117 pumpkin pie cs
(sorry i just cut me a carrot nose; no pattern)
102482 real red cs
119768 real red 1-1/4 striped ribbon
121002 deck the halls buttons (from holiday mini)-used for ear muffs
Also: packet of coco, candy cane, two Hershey kisses, two marshmallows.

The Poem :

Pour the packet in a mug.
and the snowballs too
Throw in the kisses;
the snowman sent you.
Now add hot water
and use the cane to stir it.
Sip slowly and soon you'll feel
the warm winter spirit.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Memory Page in a Box

Take a 12 X 12 piece of CS and score at 4'' on all four sides, fold up to create box. For the top you need a 6-7/8 X 6-7/8 piece of CS and score it at 1-3/8 on all four sides. Then just decorate to your liking. =)

Thanks to Linda for sharing this clever idea on her blog.

Advent Candy Dish

This is so adorable. I can see making this for lots of holidays, birthdays, or a just because.

... punch your holes in the corners of the fold and add your string/ribbon. Pull together.

...and tie.

To finish add your favorite candy.

Two Tags Diez Favorites

O pickle! My pictures uploaded side ways =( . These are some of my "Two Tags" favorites. I love this die. There are so many cute things to do with it. The first one here has so much elegance to it. But the second one is so retro. ... and the last one well it's a lil both- it's just great too. =D

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

DSP Ornament

I saw some of these glass ornaments all done up the other day; and thought what a simple and clever idea. So I made some for my down lines and faithful stampin buddies for Christmas.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Tote-ally Awesome Tote

i love these - i bought the tutorial a while back.
you can see why they are super cute.

Demonstrator Get Together Swap

These 3 cards above were the swaps -

Afterward we played the white elephant game.
This is the gift I came home with.
Very cute idea.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The NEW awesome Buttons, Buttons

Made for a swap. I can't remember where I seen a card similar to this at. But thanks for the inspire to create my own. =) Love putting these two colors together poppy red and tempting turquoise-

Monday, December 13, 2010

Extreme Dirt Bike

I whipped this up for a young man in my SS class. Who was turning 11- Just love it!

115175 Extreme Dirt Bike Stamp Set
102482 Real Red CS
100730 Whisper White CS
117164 Celebrations DSP
111837 Pacific Point ink pad
102277 Old Olive ink pad (sponged around the W.White)
106958 Cutter Kit (to add ruff edges around the edge of the W. White)

Monday, December 6, 2010

"Hello Kitty" Punch Art

Two Tags Diez "Rudolph"


113439/Big Shot-$99.95
115954/Two Tags bigz Dies-$21.95
109052/Real Red Ribbon-$6.95
115318/Soft Suede CS-$6.95
100730/Whisper White CS-$8.50
121045/Basic Black CS-$6.95
102482/Real Red CS-$6.95
110755/Tombo multi purpose glue-$3.95

(you could dress these little guys up a bit more by using googly eyes and red pom pom nose)