Thursday, December 29, 2011

Inspired Stamps- New Year Project

 The New Year is upon us and the Inspired Stamps DT was asked to do a project for the New Year.  I decided to make an organizational project which I found here to make a file folder notebook.  In the New Year we are always trying to do things a little better than we did last year.  Part of that for me is to be better organized, so I thought a cute notebook to jot down notes and a pocket to keep important papers would be great.  I used a scripture verse Proverbs 3:3 from Bind and Stitch set, Inspired Stamps

I picked up the file folder at Hobby Lobby on clearance.  I recently found some cute file folders at the Dollar Tree.  I was going to matte the verse with black cardstock but it interfered with the flap, so I decided to ink the ivory cardstock with Old paper Distress ink instead.  The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby and I added a cream button.
This could be a great notebook for keeping notes for your daily devotional or for notes on your bible study.  I hope you try to make one for yourself and please check out the other great ideas from the DT.  Have a blessed day!
Closed file folder notebook with Inspired Stamps verse
Proverbs 3:3
File folder notebook open, with a strip of extra file folder on top edge of mini notepad.
I used a Velcro circle as a closure.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Nativity Kids Christmas Card

Merry Christmas to all.   I hope everyone had a Wonderful Christmas sharing time with family and friends.  This time of the year seems to go by so quickly, since there is so much to do: bake, make cards, wrap presents, on and on.
I did not get my Christmas cards completed, so I was still working on them the week of Christmas.   I loved this stamp set by Recollections because it reminded me of the sweet plays with the children playing all the roles.  I chose a stairstep card to showcase all the images.  This was very time consuming to color, so this was the only one I made like this.  I do love it and would love to improve on it and make more for next year.  I hope you enjoy.  I will be posting more cards that I made in the next few days.  Have a great day.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Inspired Stamps, Christmas Girl Ornament

Inspired Stamps, HLO Christmas girl and sentiments
Hello Everyone!  I hope this finds everyone well, I have been a bit (well ok, more than a bit under the weather).  I have made an ornament for today's post.  This is one of those papier mache shapes, which I painted white and stamped the sentiment directly on the ornament.  I paper pieced the girls outfit from Me and My Big Idea papers and colored the rest of the girl with Copic markers.  I popped up the holly leaves for more dimension.  The wired ribbon is from Michael's and I cut holly leaves from Sizzix die.  I think she is very sweet and she will find a nice home on the Christmas tree this year.  Thank you for looking.  Please be sure to check out my fellow DT members blogs for their Christmas creations.  Have a joyous day with family and friends.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Inspired Stamps- Christmas Boy

HLO Christmas Boy and sentiment,  Inspired Stamps
I made a Christmas tree shaped card with the HLO Christmas boy, Inspired Stamps.  I embossed the tree with tree boughs Sizzix die and sanded surface for texture.  I then spritzed tree with glimmer mist.  I tried something new for me this time and paper pieced the boy's clothes, I used a festive blue snowflake paper for his sweater and buckaroo blue cardstock for pants.  I colored the rest with Copic markers.  I used the sentiment that comes with Christmas boy and stamped onto a Spellbinders label that I inked with Distress ink.  I added the pom pom trim for some texture and dimension.  I still have lots to do before Christmas, how about you.  Who has all their Christmas cards finished?
Please let me know what you think and check out the other DT for some fun Christmas projects.  Have a great day and stay warm.
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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Fishn' Thank you

Hello Everyone!  Christmas is fast approaching, there never seems to be enough time to do all the crafting I would like to do as well as all the stuff I am supposed to do.  So who is like me and way behind on making the Christmas cards?  I hope to get some made later this week.  I know this card has nothing to do with Christmas, but I was going through pictures to make a few presents and I came across this.  I made this card for a sweet family, who when they heard my DS liked to fish invited him and my DH to go out on their boat.  I made it and it never got sent.  What would you do, months have elapsed and we never sent a thank you.  I made this immediately and then it was never sent.  Would you send it still, sort of belated?  Let me know.  This was made with a Prima set, they are very sweet images.  Have a great week.  I hope you are productive in your crafting endeavors as Christmas approaches.  Anyone have any awesome teacher gift ideas?

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Inspired Stamps- Pocket Christmas Card

Cardstock is cranberry crisp and buckaroo blue, SU!, dp
My Mind's Eye, large snowflake Spellbinder die, small glitter
snowflake from kit, with glitter button embellie
 Hello everyone.  I hope you are all having a great week.  Today I have a pocket fold Christmas card to share with you.  I used Inspired Stamp set released last Friday called Ask, Seek, Knock and Winter Ruth set for the sentiment.  I paper pieced the tree and the bird house and I used twine to hang the bird house from the branch.  The little bird on the tag is also from this set.
 Here is the inside of the card.  I used a sentiment from Winter Ruth.  The tree and bird are from Ask, Seek, Knock set.  I added white enamel paint on trees (this one and the one on front of card) to appear like snow.

Here are both parts together.  I also faux stiched the dp to the outside and inside of the card. I enjoyed making this card.  Let me know what you think and please visit the other DT members to see their beautiful Christmas creations.  Have a great day!
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