Friday, December 18, 2009

Teacher Gifts

I found this idea online...can't remember where now! So, I decided to give it a try.
Teacher Gifts are so much fun for the princess. She loves to give her teacher a gift, and apparently she loves the reactions she gets because it's always handmade! This year I had to make one of these little altered notepads for her as well.

I decided to make one for each of the little prince's "teachers" as well.

So cute - they hold a pad of post-it notes inside. Perfect for throwing into your purse - never be without a scrap of paper again!!

I used 2 pieces of chipboard cut to 4x4, covered the fronts and backs of the chipboard with DSP. Used markers to colours the flowers, various brads to attach them. Spiral punch along the top of the "notes" piece and ribbon attached with Crystal Effects so it flips open.

Let me know what you think!!

I'll be back tomorrow with another "recycled Christmas" card!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Recycled Christmas #11

As promised, here's a different version! I used much more of the original supplies, but to be honest - each time I made this card it was different. I finally decided to change the layout to "landscape", had 3 "ornaments" and dropped the pink rectangular piece and just stamped the greeting!

Sheesh! Who knew it would be so hard!?!?!

So, what's your opinion? Recycled Christmas #10 or #11??

See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Recycled Christmas #10

This is was the MOST difficult card for me. I have had so much trouble with this set of supplies!

I'll show you the original just below, but this example has practically nothing of the original! Tisk, tisk on me, I suppose!

I love the concept of colouring the stamp with two different colours, but I don't think I hit the nail on the head with this particular design.

Here's the original...but I want to hear your suggestions on improvement!

Tomorrow I'll have another version that I came up with for your viewing enjoyment!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Recycled Christmas #9

I love snowflakes!!

Here's #9 in this series...I'm almost done my Christmas cards for this year. I'll have a few more examples to show you over the next few days, probably until the end of the week.

Right now I'm working on finishing the cards up and concurrently I'm designing some "teacher" gifts for the princess and the little prince to give this year.

That process is difficult, but only because there's a tonne of ideas running through my head!

Here's the original:

Practically identical, isn't it?

Monday, December 14, 2009

Recycled Christmas #8

Happy Monday to you!

I think Christmas cards should be simple. And even though simple could seem boring...there's still some work to every handmade creation, and no matter what - everyone appreciates that work.

Markers are at the heart of this creation, I stamped "NOEL" in black and coloured the letters and ornament. I took the ornaments from "Take Three" and coloured only a portion of the stamp in Almost Amethyst for the bottom portion. I added some Saffron ribbon along the side and I'm pleased with the outcome.

Here's the original:

I used pastels on the original, so the picture doesn't do it justice...

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Recycled Christmas #7

What I love about DSP is that there's always two sides to every story...

When I was trying to figure out how I would alter this set of supplies to become a little Christmas-y, I thought the original was a little too pink. I know what you're thinking..."Kim thought there was too much pink?! She'd never think that!" LOL!

So I flipped over the DSP to reveal some different colours and pulled from those colours and I'm happy with the end result!

Let me know how you're enjoying this series...even if you're not enjoying it - let me know and I can post some different creations! I promise, I won't be offended!!

Here's the original:
I'll be back tomorrow with another one...

Saturday, December 12, 2009

12 Days of Holiday Sales...

These might be the most exciting 12 days of December with select Big Shot dies and vinyl sheets for the Big Shot on sale! The 12 Days of Holiday Sales begin today and runs through December 22.

Some of the items introduced in this sale are new colours of Décor Elements vinyl sheets. There are 18 new colours to choose from, and they make great projects when you use them with Big Shot dies. Consider pairing the Clear Décor Elements vinyl sheets with the Tulipe Bigz die to create an etched-like design on a vase. Or use the Decorative Accent Bigz dies with the Old Olive Décor Element vinyl sheets to enhance a frame. The combination of Big Shot dies and Décor Elements vinyl sheets is sure to take your creativity to a new level!

If you would like to view what's available CLICK HERE and be sure to select me as your demonstrator to get preferred pricing and the best shipping prices!

See you tomorrow...

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