Friday, November 21, 2008

Tis the Season to Decorate Your Table & Your Walls

Fall Candle Holder

Fall Wreath - new Wall Decor idea!

With Glue Arts’ new Wall Art Decor Adhesive, Deja Views Global Views Double Sided Papers, my QuicKutz® Silhouette™ Digital Craft Cutter & the ROBO Master software (that comes with it), I found some fun new ways to bring festiveness to my house! Just wanted to give you a sneak peek at these projects I did for Glue Arts Design Team. I will keep you posted about where you can find my step-by-step instructions for these projects. These can easily be adapted for any holiday decor!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

A Layout from Mom

A detail image from layout...

As moms and scrappers, we have pride in our children and lots of wisdom to share with them. As my girls grow older and college years are not that far off, I feel the sands in the hour glass moving at warp speed, yet I have so much that I want to share and teach them. This layout is one of many that will be an ongoing scrap theme for me as I watch my teenage girls grow up so quickly. I took this photo of Ashley shortly after she turned 15. She had such a sweet and innocent look and I wanted to hang onto that memory for a while. I encourage you, whatever the age of your kids, to create “notes from Mom” layouts. There are so many cool quotes and embellishments that you can incorporate into your page that can help you share some of those words of wisdom and inspiration with your children.

The background CS and many of the fun embellishments used are from Around the Block; stamps are Inque Boutique/Darice and chipboard is Chippies from Zsiage. And all the adhesives were Glue Arts!!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Are You Ready for Thanksgiving?

With Thanksgiving approaching, have you given any thought to dressing your table? Want to impress your guests with a personal, matching invitation? Here are some ideas using Stampin’ Up!® papers, wheels and stamps.

If you have ever been to one of my Stampin’ Up! workshops, then you know how much I love wheels for creating fast and easy backgrounds, gifts and other craft items. In these samples I used a fall palette of colors, the So Swirly wheel, a Creamy Carmel ink cartridge, Pumpkin Pie patterned papers, a brown marker and some fun punches to create place cards, the invitation, custom coasters and decorative napkin wrappers.
I combined these products along with the Occasions Collection hostess set and Hugs & Wishes stamp set from the Fall/Winter Catalog to inspire you to impress your holiday guests. Just change out the colors and you can use these same ideas for the Christmas season.