Monday, November 24, 2008

Giving Thanks

Last month I was scheduled to do a workshop for my friend, Carol, and had to cancel due to illness. She'd asked for Thanksgiving themed pages, and these were the ones that I designed.

I'd planned on letting her guests choose between using the markers and
aqua painters or pastels and the blender pens to shade in the stamped images.I left the inside of the scallops plain so people could journal, add a date, or put a quote.

I thought these would be the perfect pages to post as I wish you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

O' Christmas Tree

After working with the Real Red, Chocolate Chip, and Old Olive papers in the SSK, I needed to do something completely different and came up with this!

I haven't decided if I'm going to use these pages for more of my ornaments or for various Christmas trees we have around the house!

I could also take pictures of the trees at the different family members we visit over the holidays and display them here. The scalloped circle die-cut stickers are raised by stampin' dimensionals again. The dimensionals have become my new best friends!

My Favorite Ornaments

I created these pages to spotlight some of my favorite Christmas ornaments.

Cutting strips to hang the die-cut sticker ornaments really gave the page a different look, and I plan on using my Big Shot to cut a title to add to the pages.

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

I've been playing around with the I Wish Simply Scrapping Kit since I ordered it back in September. At first, I wasn't too crazy about the Chocolate Chip color that's included this year, but the more I worked with it, the more it grew on me!

This is one of the first double-page spreads I created. It uses a cardstock sticker raised by scrappin' dimensionals as the title on the left-hand side and includes an actual wish list raised by scrappin' dimensionals on the right side.

If I don't make a picture collage, I'll probably use Chocolate Chip cardstock to mat all my photos.

Gift Cards

This weekend I fell in love with these gift card holders that kspiv at SCS posted directions for!

We've been looking for a variety of holders to offer at our craft fair on December 11th and 12th, and these were exactly what we needed.

If you have any of the 6 x 6 DSP pads that are offered as level 1 hostess gifts, they are the perfect size. The gift card holder on the left is made out of Real Red and the one on the right is last year's in-color, Wild Wasabi.

To make the card holders, you score the paper at the 3 inch mark, turn it, and score again at the 4 inch mark.

The 2 inches at the bottom fold up to form a pocket on the inside for the gift cards. I made mine similiar to the card portfolio I posted awhile back and cut a small V at the fold to help the holder close easier. Sticky tape holds the outer edges closed, and I used my Crop-o-dile to punch holes for a ribbon tie.

The fronts of the holders were easy to decorate, and the students will have fun decorating them for the craft fair.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

October Hostesss Gift

These were the pages I made for my October Simply Scrappin' Kit hostess. I gave them to her along with a sampler of the Juntos Designer Series Paper I used to create them.

Since SU!'s partnership with Sizzix, in August, I've really enjoyed using my Big Shot to create die-cuts for my scrapbook pages. The F for fall and the pumpkins are all made with Sizzix dies.

So were the leaves on this page. My favorite part of these pages is the Juntos Designer Series Paper that can be ordered from our Hispanic Supplement. I love the fall colors and patterns in this paper, so I tried to use as many as possible on the leaves, pumpkins, and decorative strip. I also edged the leaves and pumpkin with Mellow Moss ink to help them pop off the pages. Now I'm ready for the leaves to finish changing so I'll have pictures to go on these pages!