Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Really----I've been here

Whoa, where has the time gone?
I seem to say that quite a bit lately. The days seem to speed by faster and faster. If the time goes this quickly now, how am I going to stay with it as I get older?
Anyway, I've been working on projects and I finally got them uploaded from my camera.
Let's see if I can catch up a bit. Here are some cookie cutter tags I made up last year for the kid's classes. The teachers requested no candy treats, so this is what I made up---the night before, of course!
We also made these at this month's Stampin' Playdate. The kids were able to choose their background cs, stamp on the image and put it all together. Super cute and quick
I participated in a PIF military spouse thank-you swap earlier this summer. I made this card folio with some cards to send to the lady I was assigned.

This is really quite easy to put together. It takes 6 12x12 sheets of cardstock. Score and fold at 4 inches. Rotate and score at 6". Fold up the 4" score, then turn over and fold in half. Using this cool binding tool I picked up at Staples a few years ago, punch each sheet. Stack all the punched sheets and add binding, close. Voila! Quick and easy project for a thoughtful gift.
Here are the examples for October's technique class. The focus was on glossy paper, so I did Wax paper resist and Polished Stone.

I also began a new program during my PMS Nights. I had a workshop for Shannon in early October and I got a great idea from one of the ladies (HI Helen!) to offer kits to make up the cards. Helen wanted to make cards, but she didn't have alot of supplies or money to order much. So I took the idea and made up 10 cards and the tag for the cookie cutters.

Shannon came over for the Stampin' Playdate and helped me work out the kinks in the boxes. I tried really hard not to use supplies on more than one card. However, I love my punches and dulpicated a few punches on two cards. Shannon said that people would just work that out, so I didn't stress over it. It worked out well. $1.50 a card with envelopes.
I'm going to be offering this as a class in November and December for holiday cards. That one will be a sign-up and prepay class, so I can make up the kits beforehand.

Here's another project I made up using directions found on SCS in the Resources section.

This advent calendar was made as a wedding shower gift for a good family friend. I wanted to make her something, but I did have a gift card in reserve if I didn't get it finished!

This uses a ton of supplies:
16x20" artist canvas
wedding favor tins from M's, JAs or Walmart
sticky strip, lots of sticky strip!
colored and patterned cardstock
punches, Scallop, 1 3/8" circle, 1 1/4" circle, 5-petal flower
jumbo eyelets and crop-a-dile
alphabet and numbers (Quirky, retired)
choc chip, old olive and real red craft ink
clear embossing powder

I've been asked to do this as a class and if I was selling these. Honestly, with all the additional supplies, I'm not sure it would be cost-effective! But I'm pricing it out.

I'm off for a bit. I have more to post later!