I hope to share creative stamping ideas with you and get your creative juices flowing! As Stampin' Up's advertisements say, "EARTH without ART is just "EH" !!!

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Who says Christmas has to be Red & Green?

This Christmas card that I made uses Plum, Almost Amythst and Gold & Silver--not your traditional colors! But still Christmasy I think! In fact, this year, the colors are all over the place--from Art Deco Turquoise to light blue and purples! I say to be creative and use whatever colors you have around! And, if you are like me, make several styles of cards and different colors. (keeps the boredom at bay!)
Well, we are leaving tomorrow early for a long drive for Thanksgiving. First. stopping at Aunt Helen's in Arlinton Heights, Ill for the night (she loves to craft, so am bringing some things for us to make)-then the next morning off to Detroit to be with my husband's mom for the holiday. Our daughter is driving up from Chicago to meet us there. Then Sat. morning leaving for Naperville, Il to my folks for 1 night and then back to KC on Sunday! I have a bunch of audio books and stuff to punch and adhere in the car. (making more of the licorice leg Santas and mice). We are also bringing our new dog, Sadie--so hope all goes well with her on the long drive!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving and be safe! I will be back to the blog when I come back! Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Button Bracelet

This is a pic of the button bracelet I made last night at DeAnn's button class! You can't really see all of the detail, but I sewed buttons onto a denim fabric and there is elastic in the middle. Also, I added some beads on top of some of the buttons. I can't remember the last time I actually sewed with a needle and thread! But it was a REALLY fun class! Some people made button bouquets and some made bracelets. Several of these buttons are ones I've inherited thru the years from family members--so it is special to me.
Thanks DeAnn, for a great class! We will be thinking of you and your shoulder replacement tomorrow! Off to go work out at Curves (trying to anticipate the Thanksgiving weight gain--aagghh!)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

My 100th post!!

I can't believe that it's my 100th post already! Thank you to all who check out my blog-I appreciate it! My goal is to get some more followers--so I'd love it if you added yourself!

This card is one that I came up with after getting the idea for the reindeer from a swap at convention. It is stamped in Versamark and chalked on the body, and embossed with gold for the antlers. You can hardly see, but there is Dazzling Diamond glitter along the bottom. It is stunning in person! We will be making this at the next make & take Dec. 11 and 13th.

We had a great time last weekend at the make & take--thanks to all who attended! And congrats to Kelley and Sharon for winning the stamp set door prizes!

Such a dreary day today. I'm anxious to head down to my craft room and play!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Make and Take this weekend

The cute turkey, above, is all punched. The card next to it (photo doesn't do it justice!) has several layers and crystal effects-and uses the ornament punch. We'll be using the Stamp-a-ma-jig on the 3 ornament card. And my favorite card (think I may use these for my Christmas cards!) is stenciled and stamped. Oops! I just noticed that the bow fell off before I took the picture! It goes where you see the little glue dot on the string! Finally, the optional mouse with licorice legs!
Let me know if you plan to attend the make & take this weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 2, 2009

TOO Cute!

I had SO much fun making this Santa! I got the idea for "licorice legs" from a swap I got at convention--a woman made the cutest "Lady with licorice legs" (I am sorry that I don't know who you are)--SO I thought it might work for a Santa...He is all punched and sponged in black around his tummy and arms. The black cs is folded back at the top and stapled to hold the legs on. What a neat stocking stuffer or little gift!
Tell me what you think!!
I am selling kits to make 5 Santas with 1 that is made up already to use as an example for $10 (shipping $1.75) Email me if you are interested in purchasing a kit or two! RJRHolm@aol.com

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Christmas card class

Hello friends and fellow stampers! You know, I LOVE making Christmas cards! And I have had the BEST weekend because I was able to PLAY and come up with designs for this upcoming class and for my upcoming make & take! I also had time to make my Christmas swap cards for my group meeting....
These are the cards for the class...we are making 18 cards for $25. That is a REAL GOOD DEAL
when you think about how much they would cost if you bought them! The class is this Sat., Nov.7 anytime between 10-4 (allowing a couple hours to make them--6 of each design). I suggest you bring envelopes and adhesive. Let me know if you are interested in coming to the class by Tuesday--I have alot of cutting to do!
Thanks for stopping by! I will post some other Christmas creations that I made tomorrow...