Thursday, May 16, 2013

Retiring Stamps 2 Christmas

Most of our Christmas stamps are going away until our August Holiday Catalog comes out.
These stamps will not be coming back.

Merry and Type is a beautiful and elegant stamp set that will be retiring this month
If you like this set, be sure to get your's now. This card was designed by Robin Merriman
 #122552 clear
 The antique look below was done by Alison...not sure last name

Open Sleigh is a handsome stamp set that I made use of last year for several card projects.  Came up with this antique-looking card and was pretty happy with myself   this set #126462
What can I say about Beautiful Season?  I will miss you beautiful friend!  Be sure to get your set now.  sorry my sample is such a lousy picture   #122682
Snow Much Fun has been a great traditional snowman set and I must say, I've done some pretty cool things with it...this not being one of them!  Not sure who designed this cute card but I thought you would like it.  #122562
Another very pretty Christmas stamp is Bells and Boughs (the Peace on Earth words are not included)  #121142
Jolly Bingo Bits is a very handy stamp set to have....used for so many different things..tags, cards, envelopes and even Bingo cards and travel tic tac toe games.  #121187

Last but probably my all-time favorite....Come to Bethlehem
Here's a card I haven't posted because once again, I didn't make it.  It's made by Lisa Foster and is absolutely beautiful.  She added our Glass Glitter as an accent. Get your stamp set now before it's gone: #120591

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Retiring Stamps 1

Aviary is one of my favorite stamp whimsical, so pretty and feminine. 
It's going away so be sure to get your's before June 2nd.  #120462
I did not design these gorgeous cards and I'm not sure who did all these cards but the one below is by Sarah Gough at

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Photo organizers continued.

 Here are 2 of the other photo organizers I made. I got this idea from a brilliant swap I got in Fiji made by Jan House!  Thank you Jan.
I used the clear stamp cases #119105. NOTE: I sewed everything together because I didn't want to risk getting glue on the photos (these pockets were to hold 8 each of 6 different poses)

View: the inside without pictures (above right) and then finished with pics and ribbons...right.
I used Baja Breeze and green polka dot dsp from the Sunshine and Sprinkles  #126922

1. Inside Vanilla piece 7"X10 1/2", scored at 5 and 5 1/2"
2. 6 pieces of Baja Breeze cut 5 1/2"X4 1/4". Score at one end ot 1/4". Opposite end is cut with a framelit and embossed with a design
3. Pockets are cut from dsp, 3 1/4"X2 1/4". They are sewn on 3 sides on each piece of Baja
4. Sew each of the Baja pieces on from the bottom one to the top one (sew on the 1/4" score line)
5. Adhere to the inside with one piece of sticky strip on left side only

 Here's a close up of the front...wanted to give you a sneak peek at our new candy dot brads...actually I didn't use the brad part, just the pre-glued candy dots...easy peasy!
AND, the saying at the bottom has 2 of our brand new designer buttons.
NOW, going Bye, Bye: the little boy pulling the wagon...Little Friends #122667 will be going away by next month

Hand-made photo albums for wallet size photos

Kale turned a year last week.  We celebrated on Friday night.  My son brought the pictures they had taken previously so that I could cut them apart.  There were 22 different poses in wallet size. I thought, 'how in the world would Beth keep them all straight'...and my creativity started to bloom.  I would make her something to keep them separate.  There were 3 sets of 6 that coordinated, then these 4 that went together.  So I started with this set.

1. Cut a 12X12  piece of Baja Breeze CS and cut it 5"X12".
2. Score it at: 2 7/8", 3 1/8", 5 7/8", 6 1/8", 8 7/8", 9 1/8" on the long side and 1 1/2" on the short side

Here's the front view.  I used our Storytime DSP  #126907 to decorate it.

Kale loved opening his gifts!  He knew exactly what it was all about.  Beth sat him on top of this last gift from all of us on Tyler's side (a small sliding board). He sat there and laughed at everyone like it was expected of him.

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