Friday, November 30, 2012

December 2012 SOTM Blog Hop "Year Round Cheer"

Happy Holidays Everyone....I can hardly believe this year is almost over.....and what a fun, exciting and blessed year it has been!   This month will definitely be a busy one, that's for sure :)  So let's get started.....
 If you are coming here from Krista Hershberger's Blog you're on the right path.....and if you get lost along the way, its easy to get back on track, just go to Helen Onulak's Blog for a full list of hoppers. We have an amazing group of 59 Consultant's participating this month! 

Now, the first thing that came to my mind when I saw this set at convention, was to make an event calendar for a workshop....and that's exactly what I did.  The workshop is scheduled for Friday, January 18, 2013 at my house from 6:00 - 9:00.  Workshop fee $20.00.

And for the blog hop I decided to showcase the event calendar....and an invitation for my Christmas Party this year.  Do you remember Candy Grams?  In high school every holiday you could buy candy grams and have them sent to your was so fun to give and I thought, why not make candy grams as my party invitations this year.  And this is what I came up with.....
The back side of the tag will have the info about the party on it......I will be delivering these special goodies to all my friends early next you know what I'll be working on this weekend :)
 Silver Glitter Glitz really made this project pop.
 Silver, blue and white Sizzix candy fills the treat cups.
 Can you see the stamp image from this SOTM in the invitation?  Its there....I promise....that's right the snow flakes stamped in twilight :)
Products used:
December 2012 SOTM " Year Round Cheer" S1212
"Snow Days" C1420
"All Decked Out"  D1308
CTMH Avonlea Paper Packet X7155B
CTMH Lagoon Ink Z2195
CTMH Twilight Ink Z2160

CTMH Twilight Marker Z2400
CTMH Slate Ink Z2173
CTMH Black Ink Z2105
CTMH Silver Glitz Z1482
CTMH Liquid Glass Z679's the Event Calendar.....and a lot more pictures......or you can hop on over to the next blogger Dawn Heuft's Blog here or at the end of this post.
 Here's a great image of the full set, it fits all your calendaring needs and much more!
Contact me and ask me how you can get yours for just $5.00
Now "Hop" on over to Dawn Heuft's Blog and see her amazing work!
Thanks for stopping by :) and...stay inking my friends.
Contact me today to reserve your spot for the Event Calendar Workshop for just $20

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Remembering My First Blog Hop Post

Sometimes I like to take these little journeys back in time to see how I have grown.....and this is what I found on my journey tonight.....My very first SOTM Blog Hop post (January 2011).......

Products used:

January 2011 SOTM " Find Your Style" D1452
"Picture This" D1448
5x7 Canvas Panel (available at JoAnn's or Michaels $3.99 for 3 canvases)
CTMH My Reflections Wings B&T Duos X7135B
CTMH Juniper Ink Z2165
CTMH Cocoa Ink Z2114
CTMH Embossing Powder Clear Z671
Versa Mark Z891
CTMH Stardust Glitz Z1313
CTMH Liquid Glass Z679
CTMH Pewter Mini-Medley Accents Z1243
Ranger Embossing Powder "Tinsel Bridal"
Martha Stewart Crystal Glitter
Ocean Tides ribbon from Papertrey Inks
Floral Beads
Prima Flowers are some more projects I've made using January's Stamp of the Month
 Don't forget to check back on Friday for the December 2012 SOTM Blog Hop featuring "Year-Round Cheer".

Monday, November 26, 2012

A colorful Christmas

Ok, I've been out of commission for the past few days, actually today is day 6.  Last Wednesday morning I was pulling our 21 pound turkey out of the refrigerator and I threw out my back!  I'm still not quit sure how I made it to the doctor since I couldn't sit or walk....funny how the body will push you through the pain.  After 4 days in bed, I made it to the couch yesterday, and to my craft room for about 30 minutes to cut supplies to assemble while resting in my recliner.  This year we have added another Christmas tree to our holiday decor and I wanted to go to the other end of the spectrum with  this tree.  My usual decor is earth-tones and primitive the new tree is done in bright blues, purples, pinks and greens.  This will be our friend tree with coordinating paper and gift tags too.
I love these tags.  I used the "Perfect Fit-Frames" (D1527); smoothy, pansy purple, indian corn blue 
and black ink for stamping.
 The snowmen in the stamp set "Flakey Friends" (C1506) are so adorable and the perfect image for tags.  Simply stamp the image, then punch it out with a 1 1/2 circle punch.  Snowflakes are from the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  Color the images with coordinating makers, add some liquid glass and glitz glitter glue and your done.
 The next few images are from my stash of stamps and are not CTMH....and this snowflake is actually a 
punch by Martha Stewart.
 A few more closeup are below.

 Have a great day and thanks for stopping by....and stay inky my friends.

Monday, November 19, 2012

3rd Annual Holiday Workshop

Just a quick reminder of my 3rd Annual Christmas Workshop and its time to RSVP to save your spot. Here are all the details...

Event Location:  At My Home
Saturday, December 1st
11:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Workshop Fee:  $35 

Each guest will create:

20 small gift tags 
(4 each of the five)

4 Gift Card Holders 
(2 each of the two)

10 Greetings Cards 
(2 each of the five)

4 large gift tags

1 Gift Box

1 Ornament

All materials are provided. You will need your supply tote. 
Lunch will be served and a special gift will be given to all who attend.

Email me today and let me know if you are able to attend, so I'll know how many to prepare for.

Check back soon for project previews.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Studio J on Paper

I've been out of the blogging world for a couple of weeks now getting ready for the Christmas Advent Calendar Workshop held last night.....first, thank you to all who attended and to those who purchased kits, you all ROCK!  This was one of my largest gatherings I've ever had, and it kept me busy and loving every minute of it.  Before the process began I started some layouts for my WOTG Classes which I haven't shared.  
I luv Studio J from CTMH.....and what do I luv the most?  The layouts, so I thought I'd add a third layout to the WOTG Moonlight class (G1051).  That's right bringing Studio J to life through paper!  This layout can be found on page 55 of the Fall/Winter 2012 Idea Book.
There are a few changes, but the idea is the same, utilizing coordinating stamp sets and the WOTG kit together.  The pom-pom ribbon is from the green collection Z1616 and dyed with rite dye.  Amazing, you can dye the ribbon any color you want for any project :)
Moonlight Complements Dimensional Elements (X7161C) are used, hand stitching with black embroidery floss (Z1096).  The skeleton and Dracula are embossed with black pigment ink (Z2503) and clear embossing powder (Z821)
Here is an additional project made with some left over pieces and a chipboard piece I had laying around.  Not sure if you can see it, but the wall decor has black tulle (Z1798) around the edges.  Had a some more fun adding wiggly eyes to the skeleton.
Thanks for stopping by and remember......stay inky my friends.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Advent Workshops Still Available

That's right Christmas Advent Calendars are now available......I know I stepped outside of the box with my usual product line of strictly CTMH, but I couldn't resist, I have used the CTMH "My Creations Cubby" Z1804 for the base of this project and the newest Cricut cartridge exclusive to CTMH the "Artiste Collection" Z1790 .....along with CTMH "Kraft Cardstock" Z1375 for the boxes.....and the rest I have to say is an assortment of papers from other companies...  
I'm a paper hoarder.....I luv paper, no matter who makes it, the only bad thing is I never get a chance to use it, and I decided to use these products for my upcoming Advent workshop on November 16, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
Sign up today to reserve your spot.  Workshop fee is $30.00.  Pre-payment is needed no later than November 1st.  
Kits are available for $37.95, which includes all pre-cut supplies, assembly directions, tax and shipping.  Kits will be available until December 1st.
Email me to reserve your spot or to pre-order a kit.
There will be a $10.00 teaching fee due at the Workshop of all attendees.

Christmas Advent Calendar

Thanks for stopping by....and stay inky my friends :)