Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Holiday Planner

I wanted to share a little Holiday Planner I made this past weekend. Isn’t it cute? Almost everything is from PTI (www.papertreyink.com), except the patterned paper is from Imaginesce. I think I’m going to make more of these up and give them out as little gifts. Of course this one is for me for next year. I already altered a little $1 notebook from Michael’s that I’m using to help me plan for the Christmas holiday this year.

Can you believe Christmas Eve is only a month away? Yikes!!! I sure can’t. Where has this year gone?

Supply List: Holiday Button Bits and Take Note stamp sets, Poppy and New Leaf buttons, Spring Rain cardstock, lined note pad all from Papertrey, Inc., patterned paper is from Imaginesce’s Polar Expressions line, sheer dotted ribbon from Hobby Lobby

Friday, November 20, 2009

Friends Are Blessings

My friend Dawn challenged me to use my heart CB folder, so I created this card following a sketch over at Cupcake Craft Challenges. It may be hard to see in the picture, but the Chocolate Chip layer has teeny tiny embossed hearts all over it. (Thanks for challenging me Dawn ... I did give my sister one of these heart CB embossing sets, but have no fear ... I still have one for myself too.)

The picture is not the greatest because I took it with my iPhone. It's so hard to get decent pictures of my projects with the time change because by the time I get home from work it is completely dark.

I love this pumpkin image, it's from the Tall Oaks set by Verve. The sentiment is a retired Stampin Up set and it says "When I count my blessings, I count my friends". Isn't that super sweet? And very true. The leaves are from a retired Stampin Up punch and the patterned paper is My Mind's Eye, it's really a Spring line, but the colors work for Fall as well.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Oh No She Didn't

My sister, Joy, posted a new comment on my prior post (which is almost a month old) saying she needed to see something new. Can you believe her? Well, actually it is kind of sad it's been so long since I've posted ... so I thought I'd share a very special project.

It's an altered tag book that Joy made for me and gave me when she was here on Labor Day weekend. Get this ... it stores and organizes all my Nestabilities. I call it Nesties 2 Go and I absolutely adore it. She used some gorgeous My Minds Eye Paper to alter each tag and then she attached magnetic sheets that hold the Nestabilities. Is she a genuis or what? And thankfully, she made it with room to grow ... this baby will hold 5 more sets than what I have. Here's what it looks like opened up.

Oh and she sent me some happy mail in late September with an adorable Cupcake Chef stamp that I've used a couple of times already and this really cool "magnetic wand". When I first glanced at the packaging, I thought it said Magic Wand, so that's what I call it.

It is a tool that you use to help you pick up the Nestie you want to use from the set. Isn't that neat? Here's a picturing showing me using it:

So, if you like what you see please take a minute to post a comment on Joy's blog. Oh, and you might want to let her know that you want to see something new from her too ... **wink**