I am overjoyed to say that I married the love of my life on Sunday! Greg and I had a short but sweet ceremony on his father's beautiful property with just his Dad, Darlene, Aunt Teri and my BFF Ruby in attendance (she was our photographer). It was brief but meant so much, we have waited a while for this day and now I can finally say I am Mrs. Douglas! We could not have asked for a prettier day and Ruby took a ton of pictures, which we will share soon. Thank you Ruby Johnson, we love you and appreciate you taking an extended nature hike for us!
We will have a vow renewal and family celebration exactly 6 months from the day in the same exact location, when all of Dar's beautiful flowers will be in full bloom and we can visit with our families and close friends. I have so much to be thankful for during this week of Thanksgiving, most of all, Greg and his wonderful, loving family (both near and far).
Here is the first of 8 projects from our "It's A Mega-Merry Christmas" Class.
I have been dying to create my version of the Mrs.Claus dress. I had seen a few on Pinterest but wasn't entirely fond of each of them as a whole, just bits of each card....LOL...so I decided to come up with my own. This is actually a case of one of my previous stamp club projects, except it is a Christmas card instead of a birthday card. I just thought that the Red Glimmer Paper would be perfect for the dress. The scalloped collar is made from a piece that I punched with the 1 14"circle scallop punch and then ran through the Big Shot with the dress framelit. I used a whisper white scrap for the white trim on the botton, then embossed it with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder. The background is the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder and the words are from the Tags 4 You Stamp Set/Punch bundle. I used the mini postage stamp punch from the Little Labels Punch Pack to create the belt buckle. The DSP circle is from the Neutrals DSP stack.
The color combo for this card is Real Red, Basic Black and Whisper White.
This card was super easy to make and a hit at class.
Last night was my "It's a Mega Merry Christmas" Class and we had such a GREAT time! My guests got to create 8 super cute holiday projects and they just loved all of them. I will share them over the next several days but today I am sharing the little gift that I created for them. I had a bunch of our Stamp 'n' Store containers sitting around and thought I would put them to good use. I had this idea to use our Frosted Finishes Embellishments on bobby pins for a cute hair accessory for the holidays. These are perfect stocking stuffers for those gals in your life that like bling. I got these special bobby pins that have a little metal disc attached which was the perfect spot to attach the embellishment with Crystal Effects. You can buy 100 of these bobby pins on Etsy for around $5.00, which is a way better price than the big box craft stores.
These embellishments are only $6.95 for a container of 12, so you can make 6 pairs of these for less than $1.50 each and then package them up for just pennies. Perfect to make for gifts or craft fairs. I used our Blossom, Boho Blossom and Pansy Punches to create the flower embellishments for the top of the container and our Circle Framelits to line the lid, and inside of the container. Don't you love how our Metallic Silver Paper looks when ran thru the Big Shot with the Pretty Prints Embossing Folder. So elegant!
He is our final project from our recent fall class. He is made from the Top Note and various punches and has a small brown paper bag attached to the back of him so he can hold all kinds of treats! His hat is also made from the Top Note and a piece of Sweater Weather DSP. Perfect for your little Halloween Ghouls or even to put at each place on your Thanksgiving table.
Well, I must get back into the craft room to finish up my projects for this weekend's double header. I have my October Stamp Club Gathering on Saturday at 1pm and then the first in our Christmas class series, It's a Mega-Merry Christmas, which sold out yesterday! I will be sharing those projects next week!
Here is my final project from last month's fall class. I pulled out an old favorite, "Lovely As A Tree". I paired it up with a plaid print from the Sweater Weather DSP and the birch paper from the Thankful Tablescapes Set. The Thanks sentiment is from my favorite photopolymer set, Another Thank You. The banner shape in which I stamped the word on is actually a framelit from the Circle Framelits set. The textured label die cut was made using the Pretty Pints Embossing Folder. The color combo is Natural White, Soft Sky and Early Espresso. Not your typical fall colors, but I like them.
Here is another one of my projects from our recent fall class. This one is a case of a cute little treat holder designed by Dawn Olchefske over at DO Stamping with Dawn. She has a great video tutorial, you can check out HERE.
It was so easy to make, so mass producing for a class or church group or even a craft fair would be simple. As Dawn states in her video, you can get the 6 packs of Chiclets at Big Lots for just $1.00 and that is exactly where I found them. I did change it up a little by embossing the belly band with the Chevron EF, adding some Halloween Washi Tape and changing out the black label.
Here is the first of my projects from our September 7th class! The color combo for this card is Always Artichoke, Pistachio Pudding, Calypso Coral and Crisp Cantaloupe. I used 3 of the Deco Label Framelits, the Blossom and Pansy Punches, as well as our smallest Scallop Circle Punch. The leaves are from the Secret Garden Framelits. I also used the Woodgrain BG stamp for the card base, the Whisper White piece and the leaves. I used the Woodgrain Embossing Folder for the Pistachio label. The Coral flower was embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots EF. The banner is a 6 inch piece of Cantaloupe DSP (From the In Color Stack) that has been notched out with the Hexagon Punch. I topped of the center of the flower with Cantaloupe Boutique Embellishment.
I thought this card turned out really nice, I kind of went out of my comfort zone for color. I rarely use Always Artichoke but I thought it would be the perfect contrast for the Pistachio and Cantaloupe. It worked out pretty well, don't you think?
Here is the first of a few posts about my September 7th class, "Gettin' Crafty For The Fall".
These are the gifts that Ruby and I created for our guests. We love our Stamp Tramps so much that we always give them a gift just for coming to our classes. It is a nice way of showing appreciation to the lovely ladies that take the time to come stamp with us and it also provides them with an additional idea!
These cool boxes are available in the SU Holiday Catalog and are so easy and fun to decorate. They come with a round peek-a-boo window and white scallop design so all you really have to do is add some embellishments and put whatever goodies inside that you wish. We decided to make a Harvest Mix of roasted peanuts and candy corn and package it in our cello bags and put it inside the boxes. I brought this mix to class last fall and everyone went crazy over it, so I knew it would go over BIG this year.
We decided to use the Gift Bow Bigz Die to embellish our boxes. A lot of our ladies had not seen it in action yet, so they were impressed with how cute the bows came out. They are super easy to make, too! I did my boxes in a fall color scheme and Ruby did hers in Halloween and I think they both came out so cute!
Here is what the box looks like before we decorated them. Here is the info on the boxes, should you decide to order them:
Decorative Window Gift Box
Item #132146 $4.95
Create custom gift packaging with these peek-a-boo window boxes.
6 Kraft boxes. Food safe. 1 1/2" x 4" x 4".
Thanks for stopping by! Come back to see the rest of our projects from class!
This morning was my monthly scrapbooking class - Let's Scrap! Here is the project that I shared with my Stamp Tramps. It is a new spin on an old fave. The Clear Envelope Photo Book (or album or brag book, it has been called many things over the years...LOL). I first found this project on Splitcoaststampers many years ago but every time I teach it to a new group of gals, they just love it. I think it is so well received because it is so simple and inexpensive to make, especially for a gift. You can find a complete tutorial on SplitCoastStampers: HERE.
The color combo for this project is Early Espresso, Pistachio Pudding, Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo and Crisp Cantaloupe. These are all colors in the Designer Series Paper called Venetian Romance...one of my favorites. I used 4 different Embossing Folders on this project: Pretty Prints (on the heart), Perfect Polka Dots (front cover), Needlepoint Border (on the spine of the album), Woodgrain (on the leaf). The words are from Yippee Skippee, the flowers are stamped with Flower Shop on more pieces of Venetian Romance and punched with the Pansy Punch and the Chevron Ribbon is Island Indigo. I also added some Tangerine Tango Candy Dots in their bases. The inside of the album is made up of 6 clear envelopes which will hold 12 photos. I have a few kits left from class if you would like to make your own. They are $12.50 and include instructions.
It's little old me. I have been MIA from blogging world for a while because I have been a crafting tornado! I have been working around the clock creating things for my new shop space at Once Upon a Theme Vintage Boutique in Manteca. Here are just a few of the things that I have been working on. Of course they all have a fall theme. I can't wait to get these things in my space and for the whole shop to come together. We have some very talented artisans in this shop and it is just going to be fabulous!
Above: various banners I have created.
A sign reflecting my motto!
Welcome sign for fall.
Some wine bottle tags for your Thanksgiving events!
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