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Thursday, December 31, 2009

True Friends Blog Hop

Welcome to our January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop featuring "True Friends." This is a set of 11 stamps including 4 frames, brackets, and friendship sentiments. If you have come from Katy's you are on the right path.

I made these friendship cards using (X7119C) Veranda Level II paper pack and Wishes designs "Collage" and "Sentiment Secured." The embellishments include (Z1266) Spring Blossom Paper Flowers, (Z1278) Hearts Dimensional Elements, (Z1138) Blush Ribbon Round. I colored the dimensional elements with blush ink to give the cards a little pop














My friendship cards are packaged in a canvass bag designed to coordinate with the cards. The friendship frame is stamped on the canvass bag with StazOn Brown Ink. It is embellished with
Garden Green Heartfelt Die Cuts, Spring Blossom Paper Flowers, Hearts Dimensional Elements, and tied with ribbons on the handle.

A Bag of Friendship Cards

Now hop over to Sarita's blog to see the beautiful friendship creations she has made.

Sneak Peek All Week

The New Year is bringing us some amazing new products from Close to my Heart. This card is made with the new Veranda paper pack, new Filigree Charms, and the new Spring Blossom paper flowers. Our new Spring Idea Book goes live tomorrow and you can view it on my website.
Don't forget to hop with us tomorrow for all the beautiful January Stamp of the Month Creations.

New Years Greeting to all my readers and followers. May the Lord's blessings fill your life in the new year.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sneak Peek All Week

This is Joshua's clip board to put by his computer for note taking. It is made with 6 X 9 clip board and covered with the new You Rock Level II paper pack. The note pad and pen are coordinating with You Rock Papers.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Sneak Peek All Week


For Christmas I made BFF mini photo albums for my teenage granddaughters. I used the new Topstitch Level II for Ashley's album. The frame is made with the January SOTM and the flowers are from the exclusive stamp set that comes with the Topstitch Workshop On The Go.
I embelished the inside pages with the new soft suede pinwheels.

Check back tomorrow for more sneak peeks.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Keep It Organized 2010

Get ready to schedule those special events with this pocket page mini book. Each page is a 4 X 8 textured CS folded in half. Put adhesive on bottom and side leaving the top open to make a pocket. Add your calendar and the monthly embellishment to each page. Stamp the Library Card, attach the monthly circle at the top and insert into the pocket.


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Gift Card Surprise


Make a fun container for those special gift cards. This is a clear pillow box with a snow scene inserted inside the box. The gift card is tucked in the pocked of snow. Another creation inspired by Jeanette's Color Me Monday.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Well, Kiss Me Color Me Monday

Cool Color Me Monday colors from Jeanette's blog! I took my clear box, filled it with kisses and made a cool candy treat.
Ingredients:
  • Heavenly Blue CS
  • Grey Flannel CS
  • Twilight stamped tree
  • Heavenly Blue stamped package
  • Grey flannel Bow
  • White Daisy & Twilight Ribbon
  • Hand Stamped Tag
  • Heavenly Blue Safety Pin

Monday, December 7, 2009

Last Vintage Card


Last vintage card made with Jeanette's Color Me Monday. I had fun. Hope you are too.
Crinkled CS, satin ribbon, and pearls set this card off.
See you tomorrow with the new colors: crystal blue, outdoor denim, cocoa and sorbet.



Sunday, December 6, 2009

Two More Days of Vintage

Jeanette's vintage colors go great with the Vintage Christmas stamp set. A little Olive tree, Barn Red Merry Christmas, distressed Cocoa and Dessert Sand CS with crinkled Colonial White CS give this card a nice look. Add some cocoa ribbon, a tea stained crocheted flower with a pearl and ink the torn edges with Dessert Sand ink. So many possibilities with vintage.




Nugget Tins


Use up your scraps by wrapping them around Hershey' Nuggets and put them in a cute decorated container.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Vintage Vintage Vintage


Fun, Fun, Fun! Love the vintage look. Thanks Jeanette for your colors.

This card has 3rd generation Cocoa Lacey Snowflakes in the background. Stamp your sentiment, add some holly and berries and a satin ribbon and you're all set. Desert Sand stamped on Bamboo CS with Lovely Lace makes the border on the edge of the sentiment piece. Hope you're giving this a try if like vintage.







Friday, December 4, 2009

Another Vintage Card


The Baroque Alphabet spells NOEL. Add a flower, a pearl, a satin ribbon and Jeanette's vintage colors and you have a vintage Card.

Christmas Fun

Have fun with this clear box filled with Snowman Soup. Soup ingredients are Hot Chocolate pack, marshmallows, chocolate chips, and a candy cane for stirring. All ingredients can be put into any container. Make Soup Tag and attach to the container.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Another Vintage Card

Another vintage card inspired by Jeanette's Color Me Monday. Vintage is my favorite so I really had fun making these cards. Come back tomorrow for more.




That Vintage Look

If you like the vintage look then I have some cards for you. Thanks to Jeanette and her Color Me Monday inspiration had me creating. I used paper scraps, a flower punch and a border punch to make this easy card. Check back tomorrow to see card #2.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A Gift Card For You


For ten years I have used Gift Certificates for those who want to purchase them for a friend. This year I decided to make a Gift Card to fit in the pocket of this card. The back of the Gift Card says: "Redeemable through your Independent Consultant, Jody Gustafson." I added my website and blog information.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Notice the Details December SOTM Hop


Welcome to our December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop featuring "Notice the Details." This is a set of 41 stamps to help us get organized. If you have come from Katy's you are on the right path.

We all need help getting organized and the December's Stamp Of the Month "Notice the Details" can help with all our organizing needs. To help me keep on track I made this collection of tools: A two year pocket planner, a daily journal to jot down all my notes, and a container to hold my note pad and coordinating pen to write down those daily chores and reminders that I tend to forget. I'm also giving you a sneak peak of the National Papercrafting Collection "Felicity."

Be sure to check back later to get all the details about National Papercrafting Month.

Wooden Container, notepad, & pen

Daily Journal

Two Year Pocket Planner

Now Hop over to Kimberly's Blog and be sure to Notice the Details.








Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Workshop Gift for $5.00

Note Pad Folio Front and Inside




Make this Note Pad Folio at the Crop 'til You Drop Workshop November 21 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. You can choose from Notebook, Bella, Twitterpated or Grace Paper Packs. Cost will be $5.00 for each kit. If you can't attend the workshop I can send you your kit.
Contact me through my website to reserve your kit. Check the calendar section of my website for complete details. Check the art section of my website to view all the projects available.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Workshop Gift for $2.00


2010 - 2011 Pocket Planners made with Animal Cookies, Evensong, and Grace Paper Packs.
Make these planners at the Crop 'til You Drop Workshop November 21 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $2.00
Contact me through my website to reserve your kit. If you can't attend the workshop I will send you your kit. Check the calendar section of my website for complete details. Check the art section of my website to view all the projects available.

Workshop Gifts Under $2.00



Make these cute clippy boards with post it notes at the Crop 'til You Drop Workshop November 21 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Cost will be $2.00 for each kit. If you can't attend the workshop I can send you your kit.

Contact me through my website to reserve your kit. Check the calendar section of my website for complete details. Check the art section of my website to view all the projects available.

Just a Note


2" Sticky Note Cube
I used Tresa's tutorial for the 2" clear top mini gift box for the container for this note cube. All sides of the cube are stamped with the stamp set from the Sweet Home Workshop on the Go. The lid is made from a clear box that I cut in half. This makes a cute stocking stuffer.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Workshop Gifts Under $2.00

Clippy Board with Post It Notes
Just in time for gift giving. Make some special handmade gifts for those special people on your Christmas List. For the next few days I will be showing some samples of gifts you can make at Crop 'til You Drop Workshop November 21, 10:00 AM - 400 PM. Each gift kit will be $2.00. You can choose from the following paper packs: Grace, Sweet Home, Jingle Basic, or Twitterpated.

To RSVP for the workshop contact me through my website. Let me know which project and paper pack you want to use. If you want to make a project but you can't attend let me know and I can send your kit to you.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Color Me Monday has Chocolate!



I used Jeanette's colors and Fall theme to make this book of chocolate. The Library Card(C1278) shows the author as "Hershey" and the Title as "Rules of Chocolate." This book is all decked out with leaves, buttons, and an acorn which is Happening in the month of November as we have a Happy Fall.
Get Your Hershey's Rules of Chocolate complete with a Hershey Chocolate Bar at 5-Card Night on November 9. Check the Calendar section of my website for complete details.

Workshop Gifts Under $3.00

Notepad with coordinating pen
Just in time for gift giving. Make some special handmade gifts for those special people on your Christmas List. For the next few days Iwill be showing some samples of gifts you can make at Crop 'til You Drop Workshop November 21, 10:00 AM - 400 PM. Each gift kit will be $3.00. You can choose from the following paper packs: Grace, Sweet Home, Jingle Basic, or Twitterpated.

To RSVP for the workshop contact me through my website. Let me know which project and paper pack you want to use. If you want to make a project but you can't attend let me know and I can send your kit to you.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Welcome to November's Blog Hop

Welcome to our November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop featuring "Around the Block." This is a set of 26 stamps with doors, windows, roofs, and the house. If you have come from Shannon's Blog, you are on the right path.

If you get lost or the hop is broken you can find your way back at Jena's blog. She will post the entire list.

Being a married to a retired contractor, building homes is second nature to me. I have built three homes for you using the "Side Step Card." You can get the directions for this card design here.
I used our Jingle paper pack for the foundations of my homes. For the structural accents I used the Fence border punch(MS), Liquid Applique(Z308) for the snow, Evergreen(D1315) for the trees, All Decked Out(D1308) for the snowman, and Holiday Commentary(C1379) for the Christmas greetings.

Happy Building to all who purchase this stamp set.

All Decked Out for Christmas


Winter Wonderland Brick House with Snowman


Merry Christmas Gingerbread House with Candy Cane


Now Hop over to Laura's blog to see what she has constructed for you.