Friday, December 31, 2010

New Toy!

OMG I am one lucky girl. I loved the idea of the cricut cake but could not justify the cost of the machine with my DH out of work and I really don't have the space for another large machine. So I was really excited when the mini came out, and when I saw it was on sale for $99.99 on black Friday I was really sad that I couldn't pick it up. Well what I didn't know is my wonderful DH called his mom and told her about it and she went and got it for me for Christmas!!! I'm so excited and can't wait to play with it.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Kitchen Chalkboard.

This is a project I've been meaning to post for awhile now but haven't had a chance to. A couple of months ago my DH and I finally replaced our food cabinet that didn't make our move last fall so successfully. When we were putting the new one together my husband got a little heavy handed and put one of the pegs all the way through so we had to come up with away to cover it up.

I decided I would finally do the chalk board paint that I've been dieing to do since I saw it on trading spaces so many years ago! While I was at target I found these coffee decals so I added them to the edge to add a little more.

Here is a picture of it all dressed up for our Christmas Party.

Christmas Ornaments

Christmas Ornaments.

Every year I make an ornament for everyone in my family. I didn't get to take a picture of all of them because it was getting late and I had to get them wrapped but here are pictures of the one I did for DH and myself. They look even better in person.


Punch Pals

Staz On
Bic Marker
White Pigment ink pad (I used a la mode, that I found at Joann's)

Glass ornaments
Transparency sheets (I bought mine by the sheet from the printing dept at office max, if you want to buy a box of them the only come in 50 or 100 and are very pricey)
Chunky clear glitter (I also found this at Joann's)
1/8 whole punch

1. Cut a circle out of the transparency about a 1/2 smaller then the diameter of your ornament. I used my cricut for this.

2. Using Staz on ink stamp on your img.

3. If you want to add writing you want to do this now before flipping the img over to color. I wrote every one's name and the year using a sharpie.

4. Flip circle over and color with markers, I put a piece of masking tape at the top to help hold it in place and to keep from getting to many finger prints on the transparency.

5. Using a sponge (I used q-tips) color in the snow man by dabbing your sponge on the white ink pad and then on your snow man.

Before moving on to the next step I recommend giving him a little time to dry

6. punch a small 1/8" whole in the top of the circle and put a small piece of string through. I used stampin ups clear tinsel trim.

7. Set aside your transparency and fill the bottom of your ornament with glitter

8. Next roll your circle small enough to get through the opening, you want the shinny side (stamped side) out, and push through. Make sure you hold on to the string.

9. Adjust your transparency to where you want it and then pull the string over the edge and put the top back on, the top should hold the strings in place. Trim off an excess.

Domino's Christmas Pins

I got this idea from another Stampin up demo and I just love how they came out, and they were a huge hit.

Group Photo:

 Individual Photo's, sorry the pictures are not the best.


A Cute Christmas
Punch Pals

Staz on
Bic Markers

Sand paper
matte clear spray
fine glitter
pin backs
Hot glue gun & sticks

1. lightly sand the smooth side of the domino, you just want to take the coating off. Make sure you don't sand to far down or your ink will run.

2. Stamp your img on using Staz on ink

3. Color the img with Bic or Sharpie Markers

4. Spray domino's with a clear coat, I used a mate finish. I did 2 coats and after I spread the 2nd one I sprinkled a very fine coat of glitter into the wet clear coat.

5. Glue pin backs on, and thats it.

Friday, December 17, 2010

A Christmas Wreath

I'm really loving making wreaths, I decided we needed a Christmas one for our door at work. I love how it came out.

The last of the Christmas Cards

Snowflake wreath:
Stampin Up Supplies:
Old Olive Paper
Cherry Cobbler Paper
Whisper White Paper
Old Olive Ink
Real Red Marker
Cherry Cobbler Ink
Real Red Ribbon
Serene Snowflake stamp set
Contempo Christmas Stamp Set

Fun Ornament Card

This is very similar to one I posted before but I cut the strips at a 1/2" instead of an 1" and I loved this paper combo.
Stampin Up Supply List:
Cherry Cobbler 8.5 X 11 paper

Old Olive paper 8.5 X 11 paper
Holly Jolly 12 X 12 Paper
Cherry Cobbler ink pad
Contempo Christmas Stamp Set
Ornament Extra-Large Punch
Gold Brads

Snowflake Card
This picture does not do this card justice. In person the snowflakes shimmer.
Stampin Up Supplies:
Cherry Cobbler 8.5 X 11 paper

Old Olive paper 8.5 X 11 paper
Holly Jolly 12 X 12 Paper
Cherry Cobbler ink pad
Old Olive Ink
Serene Snowflakes stamp set
Punch Pals Stamp set
Real Red Ribbon

Non stampin up:
Glossy accent

 A Picture of the 80 Cards I made: