Monday, December 30, 2013

Okay, Just One More!


Don't you love how inspiration hits you right as you're falling asleep at night?  Most of the time I'm too tired to get up and and make the inspiration come to fruition and so I forget my great ideas by the time the sun comes up.  But thankfully not this time!

I received the Lifestyle Crafts Letterpress Kit a few days before Christmas and I've been imagining the projects I'll create with it.  Because Christmas, I'm just now getting to play with it.  It's so fun!  I have to say I was a little intimidated to try it at first, so I watched a bunch of videos on YouTube to get a feel of how it works and then decided to jump right in.  It really is pretty easy and I know the more I play with it the more comfortable I will be and the better my results will be.

I decided that since it's still officially December for a couple more days, I would make just one more Christmas card.

I decided to use the Holiday Letterpress plates and silver ink.  I paired that with the Candy Cane paper (love that design!) from the North Pole collection by We R Memory Keepers.  Oh, and let's not forget I used the Knotty Bow die also by Lifestyle Crafts.

Here's what was floating in my head as I was heading to dreamland:

It turned out exactly like I pictured it.  I love it when that happens.  Here are a couple of close-ups of the fantastic letterpress texture.

And isn't that silver ink so pretty and shiny?

I cut a section from the 12x12 Candy Cane paper for the background and then used the 6x6 pad to die cut the bow.  Cute, right?

Okay, thanks for letting me share just one more Christmas card.  I can't wait to get more plates and make lots letterpress cards for other occasions.  :)

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Friday, December 27, 2013

A Silhouette Chalkboard Ornament


I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas celebration.  My family and I enjoyed lots of food, games, movies and FaceTime with our missionary daughter.  It was a wonderful day.

I thought I'd share one more Christmas post before the year is through.  I was totally inspired by a project Kimberly Crawford made for her tree.  I fell in love with it.  It takes advantage of the sketch feature on the Silhouette.

It was so fun replacing the blade with the white sketch pen and watch the magic happen.  I LOVE how these little chalkboards turned out and they add so much to my rustic Christmas tree decor.

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PAPER:         Soft Suede – Stampin’ Up!
                        Black Textured – We R Memory Keepers

STAMPS:      Woodgrain background – Stampin’ Up!

INK:               Early Espresso – Stampin’ Up!

OTHER:        Gold Baker’s Twine – Stampin’ Up! (will be available January 1 in the Occasions Mini)
                        Die Cut Machine – Silhouette Cameo
                        White Sketch pen – Silhouette America
                        Sketch Designs (#52565, #52564, #52562, #52558, #52561, #52606, #45150)

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Last Minute Card Ideas

Hello and Merry Christmas Eve!

I had all but given up on the idea of making and sending Christmas cards to our family this year.  Until I saw an idea by Julie Ebersol.  It was simple but oh, so cute that I knew I had to take that idea and run with it.  It took me about an hour to make 30 cards.  And now I don't feel like such a schmuck because even though the cards will probably be late, at least they'll get them.  he he.

I decided to call on Stampin' Up!, Hero Arts, We R Memory Keepers, and Lifestyle Crafts to help me pull these babies together.  And here they are:

I wish you all a very merry Christmas and I'm excited to "see" you all in 2014 for more crafting!


PAPER:         Whisper White card stock – Stampin’ Up!
                        Silver Glimmer paper – Stampin’ Up!

STAMPS:      Color Me Christmas – Stampin’ Up!
                        Get Merry – Hero Arts

INK:               Gumball Green – Stampin’ Up!
                        Island Indigo – Stampin’ Up!
                        Real Red – Stampin’ Up!
                        Rich Razzleberry – Stampin’ Up!

OTHER:        Baker’s Twine – We R Memory Keepers
                        Holly Leaf Die – Lifestyle Crafts (Quikutz)

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Friday, December 13, 2013

Silhouette Home for the Holidays


I've been playing with my new Silhouette Cameo and having a blast.  Tonight I decided to whip up some cute snowflakes out of vinyl and apply them to my front door to dress up the little windows, like this:


The snowflakes are all from different sources but the second one from the left (on the inside shot) is a We R Memory Keepers snowflake that you can find in the Silhouette Store (#38815).

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

December Stamp Club Projects


I can't believe that we're already to our last Stamp Club projects of the year.  Where did the time go?  Anyway, here they are in all their glory. ;)

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SUPPLIES USED (All from Stampin’ Up!):

PAPER:         Season of Style
                        Red Glimmer Paper
                        Whisper White
                        Old Olive
                        Cherry Cobbler
                        Crumb Cake

STAMPS:      Joyful Christmas

INK:               Gumball Green
                        Chocolate Chip

OTHER:        Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details
                        Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine

Monday, December 9, 2013


I created a couple of cards on the We R blog today to show that you really can make handmade Christmas cards and still have enough time to revel in the season.  Enjoy!

Photo courtesy of We R Memory Keepers
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