Tuesday, December 30, 2008

What do you do with your empty SU boxes?


I know many of you have empty SU boxes sitting around the house. Well, our cats decided to claim them as their own and use them as sleeping beds. How cute is that. You see, every part of SU is useful. It doesn't end when you empty your goodies out and drool over your new toys. The cats are waiting for the discards so they can drool too. Have a great day. Happy stamping.

Karen

Recipe Book






I finally made a recipe book using my Bind-it-All and the Voila and From the kitchen of stamp sets from SU!. I really like the layout I chose and the colours. I decided to use the new Raspberry Tart DP that will be coming out in January 2009. The corresponding colours are kiwi kiss, rose red, real red, pretty in pink and cameo coral. I used all these colours in the body of the book as accents so the colours all coordinated. It was a lot of work but well worth it. Now, I have to figure out how to turn this into a class but big problem...only one stamp set. I'll have to think about that one. Happy stamping.


Karen

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Where there is snow, there is fun to be had!







Well, with all the snowfall, we had to go to our local snow hill to toboggan down the hills. The kids had a blast as well as dad. He decided to put his lawn chair on top of the sled and try his luck going down the hill. He actually made it all the way down. What a hoot. We haven't seen this much snow for years and the kids are having so much fun. I love snow!! Well, happy stamping.



Karen

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Snowfall and cats






Well, we've had quite a snowfall today and yesterday. Of course, we had to take the cats outside so they could experience the fluffy stuff for the first time. They truly enjoyed digging under it and rolling around in it. They are so funny. Our orange tabby, Tanji, really gets excited and wants to go outside all the time. Our grey tabby, Miso, is more cautious but still likes to dig around. Couldn't resist snapping some pictures. Enjoy. Lastly, here is a picture of the two flaked out on a blanket snuggling together, warm and happy.



Karen

Christmas card and gift certificate







A few more cards to show and a sample of a gift certificate for my mom from my sister. The template is from Stampin'Up! and fits perfectly as a standard card size. Love it!! I used Frosty Day DP for criss cross card for the gift certificate. The other card uses Merry and Bright stamp set from SU! and Ski Slope and Frosty Day DP as well. I also used my nestibilities to frame the little snowman and added some CC ribbon. He's so cute. Too bad this stamp set is retiring but what a deal at 10% off and if you can combine the free shipping promotion (if order is $100 or more), this is a double great deal. A few more to go (leaving it to the last minute...) but love each and every one. Happy stamping.



Karen

Monday, December 8, 2008

Cardinal Christmas


I just love this bird. So many possibilities and that is really what it is all about. How versatile is it. Change the colour of the bird and you can change the mood. I used watercolour paper this time, and watercolour pencils/blender pen. I edged in chocolate chip and added some stickles to the red berries so they would sparkle. I also used my nesties to add another shape/dimension to the whole card. Hope you like it. Some lucky person is going to receive this card in the mail as a very special thank you for supporting me in many ways. You may think it is you.... well, check your mail. It very well may be. Happy stamping.

Karen

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Christmas projects







Well, I'm back. I've been MIA for some time now but now have some projects to post. I've put in a collection of some xmas cards/projects that I have completed this month. One of my cards had a punch star poinsettia that can be used as a tree ornament later. This is made from using both SU! tag punches and arranging it in such a way that a poinsettia is made. Who would have thought!! See SCS for a step by step tutorial. My next card is a couple of shaker cards using Merry and Bright stamp set. This set is so cute. Great for tags and little places. I decided to use colourful beads as the filler and it works just perfectly. I used the scallop square chipboard and sponged it with chocolate chip ink. It actually was quite easy to cover, I was a little nervous at first but loved how it looked. Next, I made some snowman soup using a template in the shape of a mug (from Mirkwood designs) and filled it with hot chocolate, candy cane, and hershey kisses. Lastly, I made some tags with the Santa lineup stamp set (finally got it!) and coloured with stampin'up! watercolour pencils/blender pens. I used my nesties for the scallop and circle/frames. Hope you like them. Ooops, I forgot to tell you about the triangle treat pouches. Visit Diana Gibbs blog and she will walk you through step by step. These were made out of Frosty Day DP from SU! as well as using the scallop edge punch and die-cut flowers. Fill them with treats and you've got a really nice gift or just put them on your tree. TFL.






Karen