Thursday, December 13, 2007

Chatty Needlers Christmas

Every Wednesday I get together with some amazing ladies to craft. We bring our own projects to work on and of course we chat. Sometimes all we do is chat! Each year we have a Christmas night were the hostess makes us dinner and we exchange handmade gifts and then we have projects to do. A few years back I was asked to bring a project and so the same was true this year. I always have a hard time deciding what to make. This year I saw the tutorial on how to make those lovely paper bows. I made one and decided oh, I have to do something with paper because these bows are just lovely. So you can see the things I made using Stampin' Up Designer Paper. I made the ornament, a pen, a meander book, and the bow using DP. I also made the magnet and the card. In each card was a sticky note with my message so they could send the card to someone if they wanted. I also included a $10 SU Gift Certificate. I packaged everything in a clear paint can that I was going to decorate but decided that if I didn't then they could have fun decorating it and passing it on to someone else. I filled the remainder of the can with York Peppermint Patties. We had a great time and the gifts I received were wonderful!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Band-Aid Tin Class

For the month of December, my stamping class is going to be decorating a Band-Aid tin and filling it with Christmas tags made from the Tags For All stamp set from SU. I just got the tins from Oriental Trading this week and decided I should make up an example for the class. This is how the tin will be decorated. I am going to spend a little time each night this week making up the tags to put inside. We will also make a Christmas thank you card which also needs to be designed. This class should be lots of fun.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Life's Better

I am thinking I am going to need to splurge and buy the Changito Pair. Seems like that is the one I like using the most. I also like the single one and the one under the banana. On the inside I am going to write, "Life's better when we're together." I used River Rock for the card base stamped with the sanded background using River Rock ink. The paper is apple cider.