Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas Gift Tags

I've been absent from my blog for a few weeks now.  Luckily there are no major problems keeping me from blogging.  I've just been very busy working on projects for the craft show I'm doing in December at the Medical Center where I work.  I've known about this for a year now (I had a table at this show last year too) but really just started working on my projects a couple weeks ago.

I tend to get so focused on designing that I don't take the time to mass produce anything, then at the last minute I'm rushing to finish making everything.

Last night I made up a few dozen gift tags.  I wanted them to be easy to mass produce so I kept the design simple.  Really it doesn't get much simpler than this.


I used Cherry Cobbler and Kraft Paper.  The snowflake is punched out of white glitter paper.  I stamped the kraft cardstock with white snowflakes and added a piece of twine to the end.  The tag base measures 4 inches x 2.25 inches.  The Kraft paper is 3.75 x 2 inches.  The corners were punched with the ticket corner punch, which is probably the second punch I ever purchased.

I'll be back soon with more pictures of my craft show goodies!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 4, 2012


I got a chance to make a card this morning.  It's always a good day when it starts with a card.  I've been thinking about what elements I would want in a CAS masculine card for this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge.  When I saw the colors for this week's Play Date Cafe challenge, I knew they would be perfect for a masculine card.  

Here's what I came up with:

I used a textured paper for the card base.  The rectangle is very vanilla.  The stripes are more mustard and old olive quarter inch strips.  I used dimensionals to pop the vanilla cardstock up on the base.  Keeping the design CAS and the colors masculine to combine the two challenges.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts Big Hugs stamp set.

I changed up my photo location to try something my friend Wida blogged about earlier this week.  I usually use a photo tent and take pictures in my basement.  There isn't a lot of natural light in my basement.  Wida is using the light from a window to photograph her pictures and I thought I'd give it a try.  So far I'm happy with the picture quality using this method.  It was a cloudy day today and I still think the lighting on this picture is better than what I would have gotten using my light tent.  You can find Wida' post HERE

Here are the links to the CAS-ual Fridays and Play Date Cafe challenges:



Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card! 


Thursday, November 1, 2012

2013 Printable CD Calendar

Today I have a 2013 Calendar to share with you.  I created the 12 month designs digitallyWhen printed out they fit in a standard CD Jewel case.  These will make nice little gifts this Christmas.

 This calendar printable is available in my Etsy Shop.  You can find the listing by clicking HERE.