Friday, December 31, 2010

Quarter Auction

If you've never been to a Quarter Auction you are missing out on a fun time and a chance to bid on fabulous items at a fraction of the cost. I will be participating in Quarter Auction coming up soon. See the flyer here. I hope to see you there!

Sunday, December 9th 2011

Doors Open at 1 p.m.
Wescosville Fire Company
958 Brookside Rd
Allentown, PA 18106

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Holiday Dough

Here is another way to give a gift a money. This is not my creation I saw this idea last year from a Close To My Heart consultant. The poem says:

Gingerbread men with yummy icing,

Are oh so good and extremely enticing.
I set out to make you a dozen or two,
But time ran out, so now what to do?
So instead of the cookies I tied with a bow,
You’re own personal serving of holiday dough!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Money Holder

My niece and nephews are between the ages of 12 - 20, and at that age it's money they get for birthdays and Christmas! However, I'm always looking for ways to make the gift more special. My brother Sean asked if I had money cards for his gift of cash. I came across this tutorial for making a money card.   

Pattern paper from Jingle Level 2 Paper Packet (CTMH)
Cardstock - Tulip, Juniper, Creme Brulee and White Daisy (CTMH)
Stamp Set - Tag the Occasion (CTMH)
Punches - Circle (CTMH), Border (Fiskars), Scallop (SU) 

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Amore, Happy Anniversary!

Tomorrow my parents are celebrating 46 years of marriage! I used Amore, the December Stamp of the Month to create this card for them. This set is perfect for Valentine's Day, Wedding and Anniversary layouts or cards. It's only available for this month so grab yours today!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Cruise Layouts

My brother Sean took a cruise almost 4 years ago. He gave me digital pictures to scrapbook and I never got around to it. This year I decided to complete it with Studio J and give it to him for Christmas. Since I'm 99.99% sure he never visits my blog here are some of the layouts:

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Paper Flower Tutorial

Wow! I never posted twice in the same day, but I had someone ask how I made the flowers from yesterday's post. I've tried many times to make the spiral rolled rosette flowers to no avail. So I was happy to find Beate Johns' tutorial on this flower. You can view it here. I used cardstock instead of the grunge paper. It worked wonderfully! When I assembled my flower I used a punched circle of cardstock and affixed each layer with Liquid Glass instead of wire. I hope you have success making these beautiful dimensional flowers too!

Sleigh Ride Card

Chirstmas Cards Cricut Cartridge

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Mix and Mingle Wall Hanging

A few weeks ago I saw a blog post that used  the Mix and Mingle Album as a wall hanging. I was inspired to make my own. My friend and fellow Close To My Heart Consultant, Jean received this wall hanging today during our Christmas party.

You're getting a sneak peek at Close To My Heart product available in January!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Decorated Tin with Candy

One blog I visit frequently is Becky Roberts. She makes great tutorials. I bought her 12 Days of Christmas package in 2008. You can see her project idea I used here. Now finally two years later I'm using the tutorial and the tins I bought from Papertrey Ink! I have a Christmas party this weekend with my Close To My Heart consultant friends. We exchange "big" gifts, but I wanted to make a little something for everyone. I think these will do nicely!