Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Dominoes...they aren't just for kids!

I'm on a mission to complete Christmas gifts using my abundant stash of crafting supplies. We are trying to save money this year, thus all of my gifts will be homemade. I came across this great tutorial for stamping on dominoes at:http://dawnsstampingthoughts.typepad.com/dawns_stamping_thoughts/2008/05/dominos-are-not.html

My plan is to give these in sets of four in a homemade box tied with ribbon.
Happy Crafting!!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Rainy Saturday...

I guess it is official...the rainy season has begun! A good day to make some craft projects and watch Rocky Balboa (crafts and boxing...nice combination!).

Splitcoast Stampers has a great tutorial for making a bag in a box. I decided to give it a shot and this is what I came up with using some random patterned paper and cardstock out of my scrap box. It stands about 6" high and is 3 1/2" across the bottom. This will be great stuffed with candy, a gift card or some other goodies. I'm sure I'll be making it for Christmas gifts.

I also made a mini pizza box using my Scor Pal. That is the best tool EVER (now that I know how to use it - LOL!!) Hopefully I'll be able to embellish it tomorrow and post some pictures then.

Have a blessed evening!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Long Break...

Wow...it has been a long time since I posted! Life has been busy with the boys starting Jr. High, football season and other assorted family activities.

I took a cake decorating class and really enjoyed learning how to make a cake look fancy :)
My husband asked me to make a cake for a co-worker. Since I'm such a nice wife, I agreed to make cupcakes. These are the cupcakes. My first try at fancy cupcakes. I think they turned out good for my first try. The frosting was very soft and hard to work with, but all-in-all they are fun and edible (the most important thing!).

Yesterday I held a card workshop and we made some great Christmas cards. I really enjoy getting together with other ladies and crafting. Such fun fellowship time!

Here are a couple of the cards we made using the Evensong Christmas paper from Close To My Heart. Also, a fun elf card using some embossed cardstock. I've been using my Cuttlebug lately and really enjoy the dimension embossing gives a card.

Until next time...happy craftin'!