Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Everyone!  So I totally cheated this year and went digital for my Christmas cards, and to be honest, I didn't even mail alot out!  Gotta love e-mail and facebook!  Hubby took the picture in our home it possible that it's harder to take pictures of your own children than others?  After some coaxing for Kayla we finally caught one.  This card literally took about 15 minutes to create (with children lingering!).  Super easy and fun!  On a side note, I was able to finish my teacher gifts and send them off just in time, I'll post them over the next cpl days.  For now, I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful time with your families!  Steph

Sunday, December 19, 2010

One teacher gift down, 8 to go!!

 Ok so I know I'm crazy and such a procrastinator, but I'm really going to try and make 8 more gift sets.  I was racking my brain trying to decide what I could get the teachers both at the daycare and Hannah's teacher at school, and then I thought, why not give them a set of handmade cards?  Everyone loves handmade cards, plus I love giving things that are handmade, I think it means so much more, but that;s just me!  So I whipped this set up in 2 hours, literally, designed both cards, cut the paper and packaged them in 2 hours - hoping the next 8 go a little quicker, but I'm happy with my end result!  I used a set I was fortunate enough to find at the sale in Chatham last weekend (thank you Mary!)  I had been eyeing this set for awhile in the catalogue but wasn't sure I would use it alot - well I LOVE it!  It's so easy and I just love how you can make them as simple or detailed as you like.  I chose to use chalk today as I find it super fast when you want to add a little colour.  Well, gotta get making some more cards!  Have a great weekend!  Steph

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Classmate gifts done!

What a beautiful day!  Even if the sun wasn't out I'd be happy - cuz it's not snowing!  (What a change from Sunday, I was loving the snow Sunday, now I've had enough!) So Tuesday the girls and I made little gifts for all the kids in Hannah's class, it's just a very simple and inexpensive - they're pencils with little Christmas toppers!  We used the Merry Crittermas set (wish I would've bought this set sooner!  You can order it up to January 3rd to order online!  The other one uses a retired set I picked up last month at a show in St.Thomas, it's called Moose You - it's quite cute, and although I try not to buy retired items, this one was too cute to pass up!  I used the 1 3/8" cirlce punch, layered on the scallop circle punch and then layered again on the 1 3/4" circle punch.  I then used glue dots to adhere them to the pencils, and voila!  On the back it says Merry Christmas and some of them Hannah printed on, but alot of them mommy did!  Hope you like and thanks for stopping by!  Steph

Monday, December 13, 2010

Snow Fun!

 Happy Monday everyone!  So I had a little time to play last night, I would've been finishing off wedding albums but hubby had some last minute fixes to I decided to scrap book our fun in the snow we had on Sunday!  I was tempted to upload the Merry Christmas kit, but I decided to use what I already had the pages you see are done with everything that comes with the MDS disk.  Awesome eh?  I used Night of Navy Small polka dot paper, Snow flake punch, Snow burst stamp set, Curly label punch and embellished with Always Artichoke Ribbon and Baja Breeze and Whisper White brads...have I mentioned lately that I love MDS??  Enjoy the snow!  We did :)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Still one down, 2 to go!

Well looks like it's our turn for the snow!  I have to admit, I kinda like it as long as I don't have to travel. 
So I must send another big THANK YOU to my mom, we went to a super awesome sale yesterday in Chatham where a fellow demo was selling off all her Stampin'Up items...yes it was better than Christmas (well almost!)  So needless to say I spent the night organizing all my good deals and early Christmas presents (I know, I'm very spoiled!)  So today I thought I would share one of the pages of the album I have finished.  The picture is courtesy of hubby (you can visit his site .  I really love My Digital Studio for Aaron's albums, it's a such a nice keepsake for the Bride and Groom.  This layout is really simple, the background is Basic Black, insert the photo at the size you want, matt with White and then Drop Shadow.  I added stamps from the Always Elegant set and the Together Forever set, I really love these for wedding albums.  Well I hope you are all having a great weekend, thanks for stopping by!  Steph

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Too Cute not to Repost!!

Greeting All! Hope everyone is safe and sound.  3 snow days and still hardly any snow here in Glencoe...but happy to be home!  You would think I would have lots of new projects with this bonus time off...well 2 more wedding albums to go, a sick little girl and busy little not so much creating happening around here :(  However, with the weather so crappy for those around us, I wanted to post one of my favourite cards.  This is another card I cased from Jackie Topa, she's so very talented...I had a great time re-making it and hope you do too!
 Punches used are the Bulb punch, Modern Label, Wide and Small Oval, 1 3/4 circle and 1 3/8" circle punch, and heart to heart punch. For the inside I used my Circle Scissors to cut a 3" hole in the middle. If you would like help or have any questions about making this card send me an e-mail, I'd be happy to help!

Have a great night, stay safe, and thanks for stopping by!