Monday, November 23, 2009

Quick and Easy Christmas Cards


In less than an hour, I finished these four cards tonight!  I put them together as samples for a group I'm part of at church and we wanted them to be quick and easy to put together, using just adhesive.  So, these are what I came up with.  I sat down with my wonderful Wishes book, chose 4 card designs, cut all the papers, did all the stamping and put them together in less than an hour.  I really am happy with they turned out.  Sometimes, less is more!  I'll try to remember that as we enter into this hectic, busy season. 

Saturday, November 14, 2009

December Scrap Club Layouts


Here are my layouts for December Scrap Club - they were so fun to make!  I just love these new Jingle papers.  Honestly, I am usually a very traditional Christmas person, but I really love how CTMH made this new kit both whimsical but also with a touch of tradition in there. 

For the first layout, I used papers from the Jingle kit, along with White Daisy and Tulip cardstock.  I used the new Twinkle Brads in Jolly, and stamped using the Holiday Trinkets stamp set.  I used Olive, Juniper, Tulip and White Daisy inks.

For the second layout, I used papers from the Jingle Creative Basics kit - love the candy cane diagonal striped paper from that one!  I also used White Daisy and Tulip cardstock in this layout, along with the Twinkle Brads in Jolly again.  I backed some of our clear buttons with Tulip cardstock using Liquid Glass as my adhesive, and tied on a Clear Slide (retired) with some White Daisy Ric Rac.  I used the Holiday Trinkets stamp set again for my stamped accents with Tulip and Juniper inks. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Holiday Crop - Open House

Holiday Open House & Crop!

- Prizes - Holiday Shopping - Clearance Sale
- Exclusive Specials - Working On Projects

Do any of those sound good to you? Sign up to attend my Holiday Open House and Crop night and you’ll get exclusive specials available only to attendees, be eligible to win prizes, get some holiday shopping wrapped up, and catch up on your scrapbooking and card making projects!

If you’ve purchased products and haven’t taken the time to use them yet, this the perfect evening to just come and work! I’m offering some pre-made workshop packets for you to work on, or bring your own projects!

Saturday, November 28th at my home in Keizer
6:00pm-Midnight - come when it is convenient for you!
- Space and time to have fun, chat with friends and catch up on your                             scrapbooking/card making projects
- Raffle Drawing with great prizes from Autumn/Winter Idea Book
- Exclusive Specials - including 20 cents per sheet for ANY of my in stock cardstock and/or background & texture papers – ½ off!!! I’ll also have lots of gently used stamp sets for sale and other clearance sale items.

COST: $5.00 – please bring a snack to share

***I only have 12 spots available, so sign up today to reserve your spot. ***

- A. 48 Photo Christmas Cards workshop - all 48 cards are the same style and hold a 2.75x3.75 photo. These cards have a space for a stamped sentiment and a stamped, cut out image of your choice (Christmas tree, snowman, etc.) Cost is $40.00 and all materials will be pre-cut for your convenience. Includes envelopes and card bases. Cards measure 4.25x5.5 size. You choose the paper kit.

B. 48 Christmas Cards workshop - You will make 8 different designs of cards, 6 of each design. These cards have simple designs with minimal stamping. Cost is $40.00 and all materials will be pre-cut for your convenience. Includes envelopes and card bases. Cards measure 4.25x5.5 size. You choose the paper kit.

C. Scrapbooking Workshop - 5 double page layouts - can choose up to 5 kits and mix-n-match. Paper is also pre-cut and stickease included. Cost is $30.

Allison Grice, Independent Consultant, Close To My Heart