Saturday, October 31, 2009

Vintage Altered Composition Books

I found the papers for these at my LSS and just fell in love with them. I do believe I will have to go back and buy some more of it since I only bought one sheet of each design to see how well it would look when used on a project. Needless to say after using these papers, I want MORE!!!!! I kept the embellishments quite simple, not wanting to detract from the paper itself. The 3rd and 6th books are actually pieced together with scraps from making the other four books. I was quite pleased with how they turned out. My daughter ended up with the one with the copper bookplate with the ad inside of it (covered in liquid glass to look like a picture frame). I think that ultimately ended up being my favorite one. :) Hope you enjoy!

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Supplies Used:
Paper: Graphic 45 papers, Bazzil Cardstock
Inks: Antique Linen Distress Ink
Stamps: None
Misc: Bazzill and Prima Flowers, misc brads, antique copper bookplate & brads, Liquid Glass, Ribbon from The Ribbon Retreat

Friday, October 30, 2009

Mojo Monday Week 110

I haven't participated in a Mojo Monday Challenge in ages! I have been working on some matching gift sets for an upcoming craft show and felt like I was running out of ideas. Why it took me so long to head over to Mojo Monday for some inspiration I have no idea. I should've gone there much much sooner! The composition book came together so easy with this week's sketch. Each set includes an altered composition book, a 5"x 5" spiral bound notebook, a clippy board, and two binder clip magnets. Enjoy!

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Supplies Used:
Paper: DCWV 12x12 Sorbet paper pad, SU Melon Mambo & Tempting Turquoise Cardstock
Ink: SU Melon Mambo & Tempting Turquoise, CTMH Sunflower & Orange
Stamps: Wild Daisy (Heidi Grace), Owl Garden (Craft Affair by Hampton Art)
Misc: Ribbon from The Ribbon Retreat, misc buttons, brads, & self adhesive sparkle, Liquid Glass, Prima Flowers

ETA: I've spent the past couple of hours putting together posts and scheduling them out over the next 2 weeks. I knew I had taken a lot of pictures of craft show projects recently, but never dreamed it would provide me with two weeks worth of posts! I hope y'all will come back each day to see what creations have been posted. I'm sure as I continue working on craft show items over the next two weeks, that I'll end up with even more posts to get through the next two weeks. LOL So meanwhile, enjoy daily postings. I look forward to and appreciate your comments!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Art Box

I created this for the recent craft show I participated in. The box is of course recycled - it came full of chocolates. :) I had the sketch pad sitting around for a bit, not even sure where I bought it at, and I managed to find an extra box of crayons in our back to school stash. I'm not 100% pleased with how the top of the box came out but I just love the sketch pad. It didn't sell at the last craft show. I'm thinking if it doesn't sell at the next one, that it might make a wonderful Christmas present for one of my nephews.

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Supplies Used:
Paper: CTMH Animal Crackers Creative Basics, CTMH Dutch Blue & Holiday Red Cardstocks
Inks: Staz-On Jet Black, CTMH Dutch Blue & Holiday Red
Stamps: CTMH Life's A Jungle, Chocolate Alpha
Misc: Ribbon from The Ribbon Retreat, Snaps - not sure of brand, Stickles Crystal Ice, Liquid Glass,
Prismacolor Markers

This is another little sketch pad that I found in my stash. Once again, I have no idea where it came from. LOL

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Supplies Used:
Paper: CTMH Animal Crackers Creative Basics
Inks: Staz-On Jet Black, CTMH Holiday Red
Stamps: Imaginisce Polar Bear
Misc. Buttons & Scrapper's Floss, Liquid Glass, Prismacolor Markers, Ribbon from The Ribbon Retreat

Monday, October 26, 2009

Pink Christmas???

Last week I taught a class at church on how to make the matchbox advent calendar that I had posted recently. I called everyone in advance to find out what their color preferences were before I pre-cut all of the papers and stamped images (to save time during class). One person requested that I use papers in pinks, cream, and silver. I've heard of decorating in pink and silver before, but never really gave it much thought or seen too many homes decorated in those colors. I was a bit skeptical as to how it would turn out, and was very pleasantly surprised when I was done with it (I ended up making it for her because she couldn't make it to the class). I'd love to know what you think. Does anyone else decorate in colors other than the traditional red and green? Yeah, I know, I'm nosy, I mean curious. LOL

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Supplies Used:
Papers: MME, Bazill, K & Company
Inks: Hollyhock, Blush, Grey Wool (all CTMH)
Stamps: Chocolate Alpha (small), Homestead Alpha, No Peeking, Shining Star, Christmas Melodies, Typewriter Alpha, December Word Puzzle (all CTMH)
Misc: Glitter, ribbon, Liquid glass, self adhesive sparkles, circle punches, scalloped square & oval from SU.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Halloween Cards

Well folks, here is the last of the Halloween stuff I have made recently. A friend called and asked me for some Halloween cards. I didn't have any made up, so I quickly grabbed my meager Halloween supplies and got to work! The following six cards are the result. :) I used the same supplies as previously - using up most of my scraps and pulling two new sheets of Halloween paper out of my stash. I usually don't do much in the way of Halloween stuff, but I sure did enjoy what I made this year. It was really fun!

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

You've Been Booed Kits

I created Boo kits for last week's craft show. I worried that they might not sell too well, and lo and behold, all six of them sold within the first half hour! Now I wish I would've had more made up. LOL Each bag contains a large Hershey Symphony chocolate bar that has been decorated with Halloween papers, a You've Been Booed poem, and a sign to put in the window to say you've already been booed. The idea was that people could buy these kits and the work is already done. Supplies used are the same as the previous couple of Halloween posts. Enjoy!

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Halloween Goodies

As promised, here are some more Halloween goodies that I made for last week's craft show. For those of you familiar with Close To My Heart, you will perhaps recognize these tubes as those that ribbon rounds and embellishments come in. I used scraps of paper from making the mailboxes, and the same stamp sets and what not. The tubes are filled with mini candy bars, about 7 in each one. The last picture is of a few Halloween nugget boxes that I made. I purchased around 10 sheets of Halloween patterned paper at my LSS, and was truly amazed at just how much I was able to make with it. I was able to do the mailboxes, these treat tubes, a few nugget boxes, some Boo kits (will post later), and still had a few scraps to turn into cards (will also post later). I just love it when I can make my supplies stretch! Enjoy!

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Halloween Mailboxes

I bought a dozen of these mailboxes in the Target Dollar Spot when they were available earlier this year. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them, but I just KNEW that I could put them to good use! :) I decorated six of them for Halloween and filled them with candy. I sold all but two of them at last weekend's craft show. I can't tell you for sure what papers I used on each one - it's all paper I bought at my LSS. I'll be posting the remainder of the Halloween items I've made throughout the rest of this week. Enjoy!

P.S. I didn't have any Halloween stamps and NEEDED to go out and buy some....aren't these stamps just the cutest?!?! I just love the skeleton holding the pumpkin. :)

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Supplies Used:
Paper: Various brands from LSS - I think MME, Imaginisce, and I'm not sure what else.
Stamps: Studio G Wood Mounted $1 stamps (skeleton, jack-o-lantern, witch, and ghost), Recollections Halloween Set ( I just love the Trick or Treat...Smell my feet stamp!)
Inks: Staz-on Jet Black
Misc: Prismacolor Markers, Liquid Glass, Glitter, Ribbon from The Ribbon Retreat

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Dry Erase Boards

I'm baaaack! Did anyone miss me? :D My computer is finally fixed. A big shout out to my DH for fixing it for me! WooHoo!!! Can you tell I'm excited? Okay, my shouting and jumping for joy moment is over with. Now down to business. I created these dry erase boards from document frames from Dollar Tree. They were originally bare wood. I had my daughter paint them with a black metallic paint for me. The calendar template is one that DH created for me using Microsoft Excel. Being married to a computer geek definitely has it's advantages! LOL I tell him on a regular basis that I am so grateful he's my computer geek. Said most lovingly I assure you. :) I am hoping to post quite a bit over the next couple of weeks to make up for not posting for the past 2 1/2 weeks. LOL I have lots of pictures finally downloaded to my computer from the camera. Thanks for stopping by and not giving up on me! Enjoy!

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Decorated Tin with Matching Cards

Are you tired of decorated tins yet? Well, rather than a mini-album, this one contains six cards with matching envelopes. I didn't sell very many cards at last year's craft show, but the few that I did sell were typically part of a set. They make great gifts. :) I keep telling myself that I shouldn't make too many cards to sell, because I don't want to be disappointed like last year. I suppose hope springs eternal though. *sigh* Anyways, I hope everyone is having a fabulous week. Until next time, happy scrappin'!

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Supplies Used:
Paper: CTMH Cutie Pie Level 2 paper pack, CTMH Colonial White Cardstock
Ink: CTMH Spring Iris & Bubblegum, Staz-On Jet Black
Stamps: Imaginisce Snag'em stamp, not sure of the name.
Misc: ribbon from The Ribbon Retreat, sparkles, mod-podge
, Prismacolor markers