Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Woot Woot - Boxing Week Score

I decided last night that, even though I don't really need any stamps, I would search out some company that had some awesome deals for Boxing Week.

And well I must say YAY for Verve. I score some awesomely awesome deals. I managed to get these stamp sets all for under $40

Worlds Best

All About You
Heart to Heart
Poinsettia Christmas
Love Monkey
Flirty Phrases
Happy Birthday
Little Star

I think that's a pretty good haul

Friday, December 24, 2010

Sugar & Spice and Everything Nice

My younger sister is expecting a baby in early March, a little girl (YAY for little girls). Currently she is living in Europe with her husband, who is a professional hockey player and playing for a team there. She is coming home to have the baby though, and leaving her husband behind, which isn't the best thing that could happen. She'll be back in February, so my Mom and one of my Mom's friends are having a huge baby shower for her. They tasked me with making the invites for the shower. It was a bit of a daunting task, since I needed to do about 70 of them, and they needed to be done in four days, and well I was told this four days before christmas. So a little bit of a crazy time.

First thing I did was go to splitcoast and check out some ideas. There are a tonne of cardmakers that have made a onesie designed card. I thought it was super cute, and seemed quick and easy to make. So I went with it. Here's what I ended up with:

I could have embellished a lot more, but time was of the essence and well I've come to really appreciate simplicity. I have also come to hate tying tiny little pink bows :)

Monday, December 20, 2010

It was beginning to look like christmas a long time ago

I had a whole load of ambition this year when it came to making christmas cards. I found my inspiration card on (I can't find it anymore so I can't post a link to the original makers, for which I apologize) and was all set to go to work on my christmas cards in late October. I had most of it done by mid-november, slacked off a little and finally didn't get the finishing touches done (the stamped inside sentiment) until about a week ago. So I've had these puppies sitting around for a long time.

Pretty simple to make really. Cut out a few rectangles of white card stock. I chalked them with some cold sparkly chalk just to give the door a little depth. Cut out the wreaths with my cricut. I used self adhesive paper which was both a good and bad thing. The adhesive on it kind of sucks, so I'm not sure how well my cards will travel in the mail, but I hope they last. Without the self adhesive they would have been a pain in the butt to put onto the card. Add a few little sparkly jewels, a bow and there you have it. I think they are cute and turned out well.

Now after thinking I was way ahead of the game by having these all done, I had to add more people to the list. I had no more supplies for the other card to make more of the door ones, nor did I really have time if I wanted people to get cards before christmas. So I came up with these three.

I used a glue stamp pad for them, added a little glitter, slapped some ribbon on and had 15 cards made in no time. I think they turned out really well and now I'm actually kind of kicking myself thinking I should have just made these ones as my main card because they were so simple to make and I think they look pretty classy. Maybe next year.
Anyway, hoping anyone who is reading this has a safe and happy holidays and a wonderful 2011!