Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Books & Boards ...

In an attempt to get organized for the holidays, I decided to decorate a clipboard and a notebook to keep track of lists, receipts (thanks to a pocket) and other to-dos ... Great thing about these projects is all it takes is some designer paper & a glue stick!

I featured these projects at my class last week. Everyone chose their own designer paper - for my projects I used SU's Dashing paper (I'm a big fan of the simple geometric patterns and slightly retro holiday colors). For embellishemnts, I used some small chipboard pieces colored with craft ink (Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Real Red) ... and, some stamping with the Rough Edges alphabet and 'Snow Burst' stamp set.

I'm thinking I might make a few more of these for gifts ...

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Happy December!

Whew, so much for November. Too much going on to stamp, post ... but I'm determined to get back into the swing of creative things. To kick things off, a quick card that's great for the holidays or, change colors & images, and use the same layout for any occasion (birthday, wedding, 'just because').

I think the layout idea came from a sketch contest months back (sorry I can't recall which one, promise to post a link when/if I remember). Here's a bit more info about what I used:

Stamp Set: Season of Joy
Designer Paper: Holiday Harmony
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Purely Pomegranate, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Always Artichoke
Extras: Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, Punches! (1 1/4" Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, Scallop Circle)

The 'Season of Joy' stamp set, 'Holiday Harmony' designer paper and satin ribbon were all from Stampin' Up!'s Holiday mini catalog.

I showed this card at my stamp class last month and I think it's safe to say it was a hit!

Here's to an enjoyable December!