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Monday, December 21, 2009

Greeting Card Assortment - Card Class

Looking for a fun afternoon with the girls??
Just finished creating this fun card class of 8 cards.

Themes are birthday, thank you, and get well.
The verbage on the cards can of course be altered to fit your needs.

Cost - $18
Date -January 9th or 10th
Time - 9:30 AM
Place - Dianne's house
Please bring to class: Dry adhesive - Tombo mono permanent and a refill (preferred) just do not buy re positional or your cards will fall apart. scissors for cutting details foam tape glue pen Blender pen for blending watercolor pencils (about $3 at Michaels in the art department)
$5 additional to use my adhesive (please give me advanced warning)
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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Some of my Christmas projects DONE!!!!

Teacher gifts this year -
Inside the pizza box - Ghirardelli pepermint bark decorated as well as generic peppermint patties and a beaded bookmark Miranda and I made. Made the little holder so it wasn't flopping around in the box. fits nicely all in the 3X3 box. looks bigger then that doesn't it. I loved making these they are easy but tons of steps and make such a nice box that can be reused later.
Top of the boxes. We have one teacher that doesn't celebrate Christmas so I made her a winter one. it has 60 gems compared to the 7 on each of the others.
Only posting the cover in case my sister is reading my blog. This is the disney bag book I made for my niece Emily. They just spent a few days visiting Disneyland and I wanted her to have a fun memory book for the trip.

Also finished a mini book for my Father in Law. Found some amazing pictures of the last time we saw Granny so I made a mini book for him.
Still working on the year of memories (set to ship Monday) Yikes but I only have the grand kid pages to add names too. Yep down to only names and forget the grand old embellishment. Been a bit skittish since my sexy turkey... Its in an older post if you are curious:)
And need to do a cover for the calendar I have. Found a cool tag set that says 2010 now to cut it.
Love having so many dies I can cut in minutes using my Silhouette.
But I did send out most of my Christmas cards and I am hoping to get the remaining few out this next week.

Finished an order for Christmas cards at the store and have kept up with bag books so far!
AND helped friends with there Christmas gifts.
Wow Thank goodness I did all my Christmas shopping in October and November!
Happy December Hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season!

Cleaned up my Scraproom

View from the closet area. Table under the ribbon is Derek & Liz's I am storing it so for now it is my back up crop area as well as my projects to complete. Only a few more boxes to go and I will have that clear.

Got my room all cleaned up after a couple of Christmas projects so I thought I should update the room pics on the blog. I now have a desk (collect all) in the back corner, Jason installed my racks for my punches above it. love them saw the idea on another blog and asked my mom to get me some from IKEA. LOVE THEM!


Turned the other table into my embossing station. working out well and it is easier to keep organized over here.

This is a bit more crowded then I had planned on but I love my room and I enjoy when friends come over and do classes and scrap.



Saturday, November 28, 2009

T'was the Night before Christmas

Too cute not to post!

T’was the night before Christmas, I'm glued to the tree.

I'm wondering what Santa brought just for me.
Could it be cardstock or inkpads or lace?
Or some stamps, I said, with a smile on my face.
And that's when I heard him......
"Hi Santa, " I said
He replied, "You know....good girls should be in their beds".
"I know I should Santa, and now I've been caught.
But I was just so excited to see what you brought."
"Well, let's take a look in this room where you work".
He shook his head quickly, and left with a jerk.
I heard him exclaim as he put it in gear.
"You've got enough crap,
I'll see you next year!"

Thursday, November 19, 2009

2 more cards


Fun snowman
Back ground is white and iridescent ice mixed together using So Swirly wheel

Shimmery card using a new snowflake stamp that is hard to see in the pic
Used the same white/iridescent ice embossing powder combo topped with a gem
Bow is made using my new Bow Easy template.
Background is embossed snowflakes

enjoy!

Some Christmas cards for an Order


Open! had to show the best part first

Closed
Working hard to make some easy yet amazing Christmas cards for a client.
These are a lift from a little card I got in a swap from Janette. - Brilliant idea!
Had fun with the structure not sure I am happy yet with the finished cover.
Need to add some holiday words and every time I try it ruins the affect.
I will add the client has a love of turquoise and snowflakes with some bling.
She likes simple so I am working some magic!
Still in process but so far I am loving the look of it open.
also I hope you can see that I did use the snowflake embossing folder on the cover.
Thinking of adding some glitter to the cover in random places too...
as you can see a work in progress!
Thanks again Janette!

S'more Card


Front of card

Inside card
After taking these pictures I noticed that the score line on the right (front of card)
was not showing up it is there it just isn't very dark.
Recipe for this one....
Chocolate chip 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 folded for card
Cut half or less of the scallop circle out of the corner
White 4 X 5 1/4 (cut 2) place one on the front and one on the inside
Repeat same cut with scallop circle
** The paper is too heavy to cut through all layers with SU paper***
Close to cocoa 3 3/4 X 5
Run it through the Big Shot with Swiss Dots embossing folder
Use the side with the dot facing down
Score at 1 1/2 from each side (5 inch length going in 1 1/2)
and 1 3/4 down 3 3/4 length going down 1 3/4)
Place on white (cover)
Re cut using the punch or scissors
The S'more stamp is from the Under the Stars set
Used close to cocoa and chocolate chip markers to color it in
Mat for cover s'more is 2" copper square
1 3/4 Chocolate chip square
1 1/4 Close to cocoa square
1 inch white
The Text is just on white and matted on close to cocoa
These are both placed on a Chocolate Chip strip 1 1/8 X 5
(Words are from - And many mower)

This idea came from Tish Estrella - SU Up-line
Awesome idea and so fun to create

Sexy Bird and update on Year of Memories


Wow going simple sure isn't so simple...
I did take some time to redo a few of the pages because I decided to only use die cuts from my silhouette machine. Paying for these fun shapes might as well use them. I know crazy concept:).
Who out there actually uses their purchases...
Well now it is almost done I am up to December having just finished putting together these 18 piece turkeys last night. Took the whole day to cut the pieces for 6 of these sexy birds.
But I thought they were just too funny not to use.
Done so far -
Family title page
January - Snowflakes
February - Love & Hearts
March - Changed it to Lucky me circle with clover in the center
April - Adorable chick with wiggle eyes
May - a couple of flowers not my favorite page might re-do again
June - cute flip flops inspired by a card I did with Rachelle
July - Flourishy stars with some added glitter pen
August - Popcycles - thinking I might add another treat to the other side
September - School Rules & and adorable pencil
October - Ghost and Frankie heads (kind of looks like South Park kids)
November - Sexy Turkey

To do -
December - Mr & Mrs. Claus
December set # 2 (only for my mom and MIL 's books) tree or presents??
AND
closing pages
Then 2 more Christmas presents are done as well as 4 books for the booth...
I am a scrapping machine lately.

The Advent Calendar Class


We had so much fun creating this wonderful Advent Calendar last Saturday.
Rachelle and Jennifer were in attendance and perfect space wise.
This is a spread out project but they were great about keeping to their area.
I am a spreader so I envy their ability not to take the whole table!
I have 2 of these up for sale in the booth so if anyone is interested let me know.
(Also have 1 other one that is burgundy with snowflakes)
And... Jennifer wants to make a Count down to Disney one in the spring.
So if you are interested in a Disney trip count down let me know I will keep you up to date on the class. Rachelle is making Disney bag books the same day so that is an option too.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

New Class - Advent Calendar

Saw this style of Advent Calendar on another site and thought I should try to make one.
LOVE IT!!! This was quite fun and easy.

Thinking November 15th for the class
Cost $50 (includes a light lunch)
Bring your adhesive (I will supply the wet glue and velcro)
All items will be cut and ready to assemble as well as the board painted to match the paper used.
Unfortunately the paper above is no longer available but I will find something adorable to work with. They do have a cute polar bear line at Archivers I think is still available.
Email me soon to sign up.
Dianne

Friday, October 16, 2009

Christmas Bag Book Class


The paper and stickers are ordered and shipped!
I decided to go with the classic Christmas sticker set by BoBunny for the class.
I have fond memories of this set from my "Memories" days.
Paper and stickers should arrive next week and I will post the cover pic and sign up info as soon as I complete the sample book.

Class fee is $25 includes a light lunch



A few more cards....

Card #5 Changed it from the prior post (I did go back and change the group 1-5 photo)
Using solemn stillness stamp set and some shimmer paper. Love the new look!
Card #6 Okay I saw something similar to this online and had to add some bling and snow to it.
Tree from Flakey friends stamp set

Card #7 A simple snowflake card. for those of us that like simple and love snowflakes!
Snowflake from the new patterned pines hostess stamp set. Still working my head around the tree stamps in that set. They are cute but just patterned enough to take some extra thought on how to best use them.
Card #8 These fun cards are cash holders (or checks, gift certificates, etc...) I made one for Liz for her birthday and She loves it. carries it in her purse as a money holder for her cash! Hers was black and red with flowers but the same style of card. I have enough to make 12 of each card.
These can be altered to have flowers, stamps etc on the scallop circle too.

I have 2 more options in my mind but have yet to have time to get them on the paper.
I wanted you guys to be able to see where we are at with the cards as soon as possible.
Will update as I finish the next 2!
Dianne










Thursday, October 1, 2009

October is here!

It has been a week!
Had an amazing mini vacation with Jason at the Cliff House.
Ate at a bunch of new restaurants too.
Breakfast on Sunday was at a Crepe restaurant that served Gluten Free Crepes.
Unusual fare but the crepes were amazing. I just didn't know you could have so any different foods in a crepe.
I of course being chicken had strawberries and then asked for syrup!
Then for lunch we had Italian restaurant and they also had a GF Menu....
So I had GF spinach noodles with GF Alfredo sauce and chicken. It was amazing!

Saddest part is the weekend ended with a nasty flu bug.
Thought it might be food poisoning but nope it was the flu.
It is now Thursday and I am finally on my computer again,
And it is suddenly October!
Amazing how a little flu takes almost 4 days to recoup.
And then we get the call from school that Miranda isn't well.
So now the process starts all over. Poor kid.
Enjoy my trip pictures and check back soon for the Christmas Card class updates.


Cliff House in Manitou Springs
our 20th Anniversary getaway


Fountain in the front of the hotel


On our bed when we arrived


The sitting area

The most confortable hotel bed I have ever slept on!


Went out for a walk and when we came back....
Turn down service!


Nice gas fireplace very romantic!


Vanity area


The tub!
Loved the jets and it was so nice to relax in this tub after a wonderful walk.


We took the Cog Railway up to the top of Pikes Peak

The cog train

Friday, September 18, 2009

Card Class 1st set of 5 cards



Christmas Cards
1st set of 4
#5 I changed my mind on so it will be in the next post!
I have completed 5 of the 10 (goal) cards for the card class.
Here is the fun part for you!
You get to pick the cards you want to create.

Card #1
Stamp Set: Festive Favorites - retired
Basic Grey paper
(Options to change the above snowmen to tree's or reindeer)


Card #2
Stamp Set: Jolliest Time of the Year
Paper - My Minds Eye


Card #3
Gift Card holder
Stamp Set: Punch Pals
Paper: Hobby Lobby Christmas


Card #4
Stamp Set: Flaky Friends - retired
Paper - Cardstock
Lots of work on this one. Watercolor pencils and flocking!


Start your wish list but don't use them all up I have 3 more ideas and on the look out for 2 more.


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Christmas Cards, etc...

Still in the process of this class.
I have chosen the stamps, the punches, now looking for the paper to make them awesome!
Placing a Stampin Up order this week and next if you want in on them let me know ASAP.
Also ordering ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon for the wedding "Save the Dates"
So again if you know you want some ribbon let me know and I will order some for you as well.
Have a wonderful Thursday, I am off to work on the Halloween bag books!
Dianne

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Year of Memories class #1

Year of Memories Class #1

January - June

Cost is $30

You might notice that the price has been lowered
as well as the number of pages per class raised.
This class will also include a title page.

January - Snowflake (option for either paper shown)
February - Love & Hearts
March - Butterfly
April - Chick
May - Flower
June - Flip Flops

Next class will be July - December and a closing page

Grandchildren/pet pages will be $5 for 2 8X8 pages

Email me at the link above to set up a class time or to purchase a kit.
(Pink and white box area above says contact me just click to email me)

Please bring an 8X8 album to the class or get me info to purchase one for you.
It will save the pages from getting damaged. Miranda already got something on
one of my June pages and I had to change out the photo mats. getting my albums
at Michael's this week. Choosing the Recollections albums this year. They have a spot
on the front for a photo or the year. Leaning towards putting the year there but
that could change. Now to choose the color!


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Christmas Card Class thoughts!!!

Been working on the Christmas card class this week.
I am thinking as a budget savvy scrapper/stamper I am going to use the stamps I have and try to see them in a new light as well as create multiple cards using these sets. to show their versatility.
I will say just the idea phase part has turned out to be fun.
Some of the sets I am planning to use are still available through Stampin Up so once I post the cards if anyone wants to purchase a set they can. (20% off)
And always you are welcome to come scrap with me and use my stamp sets anytime.
I will be "creating" officially in the next few weeks and posting soon after to give time to decide your cards... (see below!) I am just in the idea phase now but I will post pictures asap.

Also another change up I am going to offer is that since I will post the cards before we do the class (I am thinking class time in October or early November) you can choose the cards you want to create.
I will make approx 10 different cards maybe more maybe less but my main goal is 10. you can create all 10 and then the bulk in the card you want to send out. Or create all in the one you want for your card this year or a mix. It will be up to you! The only catch is I need 2 weeks notice on this to prep for the class. If there is no notice you will get the standard set when you arrive. I will note the standard amount after each picture when I post them.

AND..... the bonus for early payment this round is......
A candy bar sleeve. Everyone that attends will get a candy bar wrapped in an adorable sleeve but if you pay early you will get all 3! The stamp set for this project is soooo cute and has the same style in 3 different versions sooooo pay before the class and you get all 3 candy bars!

I am off to create!
Dianne


Christmas Card Class info:
Date: to be determined (October or early November)
Place: Dianne's house
# of cards planned for the day: 25
Cost of the class: $50 (only $2 a card!)
Freebies to get: A candy bar wrapped adorably in a holiday theme
Freebies to earn: 2 more candy bars wraped just as adorable!
Add on's: if you need more cards let me know and I will prep your kit for more cards at just $2 a piece.
As always cards class will include a light lunch and water. I am thinking subs!

Over the Hill Bag Book


Loved Making this for my Aunt Peggy. She loved it and did mention that she was not 50 yet so she was not over the hill! She turns 50 in November but they had all their friends in town for the 25th Anniversary party. SOOOOO they added in the birthday as a surprise.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Guest book is done!!!!

As you will see below I competed the Guest book for my Aunt Peggy and Uncle John's 25th Wedding Anniversary party.
They are going to have a wonderful night on the Sternwheeler Rose with family and friends.
Hoping this album makes a wonderful addition to the festivities.
I wanted to have a unique way for guests to sign and maybe compete for the photo spots!
The nice thing about this album is guests can sign the tags and then when the pictures are developed they can put the pictures where they want and add the tags to match the signers.
Did add in the last page for those that found the concept difficult.
Hope you enjoy,
Dianne

Guest book pages

Cover
Pg 1
Pg 2 - 3
pg 4 - 5
pg 6 - 7
pg 8 - 9
pg 10 - 11
pg 12 - 13
pg 14 - 15
pg 16 - 17
pg 18 - 19
pg 20 - 21
pg 22 - 23
pg 24 - 25
pg 26 - 27
pg 28 - 29
pg 30 - 31
pg 32 - 33
Pg 34 - 35
Pg 36 - 37
Pg 38 - 39
the tags from the Guest signing pages

Last page of the book