November 29, 2010

Red Dasher

Hello again, it's me just sharing another sample from my event last week. The picture doesn't really do this justice. It's a cherry cobbler combo with the current DSP, Deck the Halls... a tone on tone while stamping on crumb cake. There are a few rhinestones in the "antlers" that make the card. Cute! I have had a few workshops as of late and I even left the sista secret santa gift with Sera... I'm all over it this month and having a great time with my stamping free time! I have a few more cards to share later this month... great to share with all of you! Kristine

November 28, 2010

Simple Santa

I brought (to Sera's house) some cards that I have created for my recent Christmas events and thought I should finally blog one. This card here is really clean and simple, just what I like. I am a baja breeze and wild wasabi girl and throw in a little dazz diamonds and I'm satisfied! Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, especially the sistas! Kristine

November 21, 2010


Yesterday I set up shop at a holiday vendor fair in Zumbrota, my first! It was fun meeting new people from the community and getting in touch with other home party vendors. I'm considering doing another one in two weeks where part of the proceeds go to flood relief in our area...I'm mostly convinced, actually. I just have to commit. Here's the wall hanging I made as a door prize at my table. A lucky lady from just up the street was the winner, but I haven't called her yet. That's on the list for later today. This is using the OnBoard Long Board, along with Real Red grosgrain ribbon, the Candy Cane Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Mini catalog, and card stock in Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, and Real Red. I think I'm going to have to make another, because I don't want to give this one away! Stay warm and dry today...and don't travel if you don't have to! The ice storm just north of here sounds terrible. Thanks for stopping, Julie

November 18, 2010

Vintage Postcard

I saw a variation of this card on a blog somewhere (I apologize for not knowing who to give credit to) and thought that it was time I tried some vintage cards of my own. We are making this card on Saturday at my Christmas stamp a stack. Even though the card is a little more exciting in person, I was able to antique it with some sponging and it made a definite difference. I have 5 designs for Saturday, ranging from bold to vintage and it's fun to have a nice variety for everyone! Time to cut some cardstock! Sera

November 17, 2010

Secret Santa Gifts, altered notebooks

I made some of these quick gifts recently and realized how great the simply scrappin kits are, especially for Christmas! These two notebooks were altered with last year's kit and I am very happy with how they turned out. I only had a handful of pieces left, but they were perfect. You can see that I created sections within the notebooks using the tab punch, a great feature for all of you Christmas organizers out there! Love it! Sera

November 10, 2010

Holiday 10-10-10

One month ago today Julie and I hosted a Holiday 10-10-10 Gift Making event. This event was on Oct 10, 2010 (10-10-10). I have to give credit to someone else in our group for that great idea, but when I heard it I knew I wanted to run with it. Below are the 10 Holiday gift projects that each person made. The idea was that there were 10 projects that could each be completed in about 10 minutes for $10. The event was a Huge Sucess! 1) Here is a mini lunch sack from the Holiday Mini Catalog. The strip of Real Red DSP is from the Brights stack. The Santa face from Jolly Old St Nick was stamped in Real Red and then cut out. The verse from the Just Believe stamp set goes perfect with a Santa image - don't you think? 2) Then we made a tag portfolio using a 4 x 6 cello bag. The base is 1/2 sheet of real red cardstock cut the long way - then trimmed down for the flap. The white ribbon holds the portfolio closed and can be slid down to gain access to the tags inside. The tags are from the set Tags Til Christmas. Kay Kalthoff shared the wonderful idea that inspired this. Click here to see it. 3) Here we have a triangle treat box stamped with Circle Circus. I have to admit, this is probably the least "Holiday" stamp set I own, but when you use the colors that match the Candy Cane DSP, it totally works. Add one of those great buttons and a little punch of the DSP with a greeting and you are set! 4) Next is a Gift card holder. The base measures 4 1/4 wide by 6 5/8. Score at 2 3/8 and 4 7/8. Scallop punch the short edge and adhere the other flap with sticky strip to make the pocket. Tree from Paisley Prints stamped in Garden Green on Wild Wasabi cardstock. 5) Magnet created by using a flat clear marble or stone. Snowman image from Jolly Old St. Nick punched out w/ 1" circle punch adhered with two way glue and a circular magnet adhered to the back. 6) Matchbox die box (to hold the magnet if you choose). We had alternating bases/wraps of Crumb Cake and Whisper White. 7) Two Tags Bigz die book mark card. The bookmark from the Two Tags die pulls out of the front of this card. Deck the Halls DSP and Perfect Punches used. 8) Treat Holder - use two of the other tag from the Two Tags die for this one. Just adhere the bottom flaps together, insert treat and tie top together with ribbon. Afterthoughts and Northern Hearts Level 1 hostess sets used on this. 9) Deck the Halls Designer Fabric cut in the shape of the Top Note die and stuffed with fiberfill makes the perfect ornament. The two layers of fabric were sewn together using our linen thread. The Perfect Punches "Joy" greeting goes perfect with this as well. And last but not least... 10) A gift sack to hold all their goodies. A white craft sack was stamped with the Season of joy set using Riding Hood Red and Old Olive. There they are - all 10 projects. Hope you like them! ~Heidi

November 7, 2010

Holiday workshops begin!

I have two workshops over the same weekend so I thought I would get a head start. I'm also working on designing 40 cards from the Simply Scrappin' Christmas Cheer kit for the annual 40 cards for $40! This card was super easy with the Jolly Holiday DSP, the ornament punch, Delightful Decorations, and Bright Christmas. A bit of hemp "hung" the ornaments and it was all done. The picture isn't the best but I'm working with new photo editing software and don't have it all down just yet. Enjoy this simple, quick card for those upcoming Holiday workshops! Happy Stampin', Nicolle

Christmas Treats

I made a bunch of these Christmas treat bags for a local expo this weekend. They were fun to make! You see some retired DSP and ribbon, so it may not look all that familiar, but the stamp set is Sparkling Season which has been a fun Christmas fave of mine for a few seasons. Inside the bag, there are four peppermint patties... all of the credit goes to Becky Roberts, as I saw it on her blog, either last year or the year before. I love Christmas stamping, next to Valentine's Day, it's my fave! Stay tuned for many more Christmas ideas! Sera