Friday, December 19, 2014

Organizing Tips

One of the things I enjoy doing is organizing (and reorganizing) my crafting supplies!  Come on, you know what I mean.  When I first got my Blendabilities, I kept them in their original containers for some time.  Then I moved them to a flat box, finally I spied a desk organizer that I picked up at a yard sale last summer.  I knew I should keep the markers horizontal, so at first I thought well that won't work.  Then I had a light bulb go off and I turned it on it's side.....and my new Blendabilities holder was born!

Since I didn't want to keep them upright, I turned the desk organizer on it's side.

Usually I have them organized by color, but I took this photos after a recent class and all my markers were mixed up.  But using this type of storage makes them very easy to find.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Bright and Beautiful

We've received some beautiful Christmas cards this year, but this one is especially elegant.  It was made by my friend and fellow demonstrator, Carol Smith.  The silver embossing really makes her card shimmer and shine.  I was so blessed to receive her Christmas greeting.

Stamp Set:  Bright and Beautiful

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Weekly Specials

Monday, December 15, 2014

Calling All Heros

Or should I say, Calling Santa......

This is a Christmas I received from fellow Demonstrator, Betsy Crider.  She has a wonderful eye for design and always sends me the most interesting cards.  I just had to share this one on my blog with you.  

She combined the stamp sets Calling All Heroes and Holiday Home to make a very creative Christmas it is.....

Stamp Sets:  Calling All Heroes, Holiday Home

Colors:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Silver, Night of Navy, Smoky Slate

Inside corner decoration.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Snuggles and Smooches

New Stamp Set....

Snuggles and Smooches just in time for Valentine's Day!  

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Bearing Gifts

Our grandgirls!

These little children riding on a big Polar Bear create such a sweet winter scene. The  coloring is easy with Blendabilities, add some Dazzling Diamonds and it's a fun card.

Stamp Sets:  Bearing Gifts, Zoo Review, Endless Wishes, Seasonally Scattered, Watercolor Winter Too

Blendabilities were used to color the Bearing Gifts stamped image.

I used a retired star punch to create my Glimmer paper star.  The little tags were made by punching 1" circles with the 1/16" handheld punch.

Silver embossing powder makes the inside sentiment (Seasonally Scattered and Watercolor Winter Too) sparkle.