Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Few More Things...

It all started with a trip to Archivers on a Friday. They were doing Make 'n Takes and I signed up to make a cute little pail for $5. I loved it so much, I bought all the supplies to make 4 more! Each one different, of course. These were for Caleb's teachers and I didn't want them to all to look the same.

This one has some cute chipboard and gems attached to the handle. I HAD closeups that somehow got deleted off my computer and the pail has already been given to his teacher, can't retake them (Grrrrr).
Products used:
DCWV Homemade Christmas stack paper
Bazzill cardstock
DCWV Christmas chipboard pieces
unknown gems
Bakers twine- Hydranga Hippo's Etsy shoppe (green), Making Memories Vintage Findings (red)
unknown "Goodies" sign .. I think it's from MAMBI but unsure
Stampendous short pail

This one is like the one I made at Archivers only, I tweaked it a bit.
Products used:
Jillibean Soup paper
Canvas star
Hero Arts snowflake stamp
All Night Media alphabet stamps
white Staz On ink
Icicle Stickles
Bakers twine - Making Memories Vintage Findings
regular brown twine I had in my stash
Stampendous short pail

And then here is one that was on the Making Memories blog yesterday.
Products used:
Making Memories Noel felt poinsettia blossom
All Making Memories paper: Noel Words, Noel Snowflake Argyle & Noel Green Snowflake
"Noel" charm - unsure; very old
Other: green ribbon, gems, metal jump rings, Pumice Stone distress ink
Stampendous short pail

*** Technique: Accordian flower. Very simple. Hand fold a piece of 1.5"-2" x12" paper several times into an accordian. Some people have fancy scoring boards, I did mine by hand so it's a bit "irregular", LOL.
Glue ends together then pinch to make a circular flower. Hot glue both top and bottom. Secure with circle centers.

And then here's the 12x12 layout I did of my little guy meeting Santa for the first time.

All product Making Memories Noel except for baker's twine (Hydranga Hippo's Etsy shoppe), kraft paper, gold star brad, staples, Stickles and distress ink.

Journaling is important to me. It reads:
"Being Autistic, we didn't know how you would do sitting on a strange man's lap.
So we waited until you were four to introduce you to Santa.
I was worried. I thought you might cry. Especially because there were so many people around and it was a little over-stimulating for you.
But you went up and sat on Santa's lap like a big boy.
You were quiet at first... Until Santa said the magic word - TOY.
Then you came to life and told him that you wanted a Buzz Lightyear computer and a (hand) mixer for Christmas!
We're so proud of you. And we're sure "Santa" will get you all your heart desires for Christmas this year. - December 4, 2010"

MERRY CHRISTMAS from my family to yours. Love you all!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Making Memories Guest Designer

I was FLOORED when I was asked to be a Guest Designer for Making Memories this month. Not only are they my #1 favorite scrapbooking manufacture (I own more of their products than ANY other brand) but, they wanted me to do a Christmas project. And I LOVE Christmas. So I said yes. DUH!
I had a bit of a problem finding the Noel line since I don't have an LSS here anymore and Archivers just had a few sheets of the paper. I guess it's a pretty popular line and being so close to Christmas, they were sold out of alot of it.
So MM was kind enough to send me some Noel product to work with and then guess what!? I found more of the line!
Where, you ask? Well, none other than my most favoritest store in the world! SUPER TARGET!! :)
Apparently they now carry Making Memories products. WHOO HOO.. You go Target! You ROCK!
Also, CROP CHOCOLATE had a deal on the Noel paper and Vintage Findings the other day. I got a few things :) LOVE CC!!

Anyway, here is the link to my projects on their blog. Check them out and leave me some love over there if you like them :)

Tomorrow I will post some more items I've made in the past few weeks :)
Til then, have a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


I'll be back on here posting some of my work. I promise :)
Check back next week :)