Friday, October 31, 2008

More Crafts...

From Adriel:

I'm just posting a few pictures of other crafts we've made for the craft show. And just a reminder... tomorrow is the BIG day!!! In case you missed the news, we will be doing some craft shows during the month of November. Tomorrow is one of the shows, so we are all ready to go! Here's the info in case you are interested in attending this craft show:
Desert Dreams 2008 Holiday Boutique
Saturday, November 1st
Gilbert Historical Museum
SW corner of Gilbert and Elliot Rd.
FREE admission
8am - 1pm

Onto the pictures...

File Folder Portfolios - these are great, aren't they? I learned how to make them HERE. I used different file folders so that they are enclosed. I think it's more usable that way. I also attached the file folders a little differently, but it works the way she shows you as well. I made two for this event. I will be selling them for $18 each.

Memory Flip Album - I used an idea that Stampin' Up showed awhile back for a recipe scrapbook. I used different sized chipboard for the covers and embellished all the pages in between with space for pictures and journaling, so it can be used for a memory scrapbook instead of for recipes. It stands up on its own and is a great way to display pictures. I made two of these and will be selling them for $15 each.

Gift Tags - I made a couple different styles of gift tags. One is ornament gift tags. I made these using my wonderful punches! What would I do without them?!?! I used the small flourish and circle from the Priceless set and they worked great to make the circles look like ornaments. The other style is more traditional, using both sizes of tag punches and various stamps from SU! I didn't get a picture of those, but will try to get one posted if I can later. Anyway, made a bunch of the tags and will be selling them in a pack of 10 for $2.

Box w/ note cards - Handmade box with 5 - 3x3 notecards and envelopes inside. I made two different styles of these boxes and cards. I only got a picture of one of the styles. I made a total of 4 boxes and will be selling them for $8 each.

Bread Sleeves - I came up with the dimensions for this on my own. Thought someone might like to package a loaf of bread in a cute way. It's just a simple way to dress up a homemade gift for someone. Perfect for giving to a neighbor or teacher. I made 8 of these and am selling them for $1.50 each.

We have a lot of other stuff that I have no pictures of, which include: assorted gift bags, paper pumpkins and kits, card candy, post-it keychain holders, altered picture frames, Thanksgiving place cards, brag books, Christmas card sets, greeting cards, gift card holders, Christmas fudge (candy bar sliders), nugget boxes... and more. We've been working very hard! :-D

If you are interested in any of these items, feel free to email us and let us know. We would be happy to take any special orders you may have.

I'll post pictures from the craft show in a couple of days. I've got my camera charging as we speak. Stay tuned...

Craft Fair Saturday

From Heidi...
Just a reminder that we'll be at the Gilbert Craft Fair tomorrow, Sat., Nov. 1. If you're out and about, please stop by and say "hi", we'd love to see you! The fair is located at the Gilbert Historical Museum, 10 S. Gilbert Rd. (SW corner of Gilbert and Elliot Rds.) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Circle Cards

From Adriel:

Here's some cute cards I made using a coluzzle circle and blade and the cute (but retired) set, Very Punny.

Here's a close up of one of the cards.

I made four sets of these cards to sell at the craft shows. They fit into a 3x3 envelope. I water colored the images with a blender pen and inks. I used my crimper on the background circle to add some texture to the cards and topped off all the cards with ribbon! I think they're pretty cute! What do you think?

Supply list (all SU! unless noted):

Gable Green CS
Lovely Lilac CS
Barely Banana CS
White CS
Chocolate Chip ink
Gable Green ink
Lovely Lilac ink
Barely Banana ink
White craft ink
Very Punny set (retired)
Sprinkles set
Itty Bitty Backgrounds set
Ribbon (all ribbon used is not SU!)
Blender pen
Coluzzle circle template and blade
2" circle punch (not SU!)
Scallop circle punch
1-3/8" circle punch

Also, I added a new picture of my mom and I to our side bar. It was taken last Thanksgiving. Just makes me thankful for my mom. She's a very good friend. :-D

Monday, October 27, 2008

Altered Corkboards

From Adriel:

Here's another little project I've been working on.

These corkboards are a great addition to a refrigerator or office. I just used some paper and embellishments to dress up plain corkboards! This project is part of our Christmas Treasures class at Tumbleweed in Demember and we will also be selling some at the upcoming craft shows as well. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, October 26, 2008


From Adriel:

Here's a bunch of bookmarks I made for the craft shows.

I used a variety of papers, punches and embellishments for these, but the basics used were:
Jumbo paperclips
Scallop circle punch
Mini glue dots

I think they're a lot of fun!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Crisscross Gift Card Holder

From Adriel:

Here's a cute gift card holder I made for our upcoming Christmas Treasures class at Tumbleweed Rec. Center.

It is one of several projects we will be doing for this class. I also made a bunch of these to sell at the upcoming craft shows we will be doing. I made these using this wonderful tutorial found HERE!

Materials used (all SU! unless noted):

Fundamental Phrases set
Really Rust CS
More Mustard CS
Chocolate Chip CS
Autumn Vine DS paper
Chocolate Chip ink
1-3/8" circle punch
1-1/4" circle punch
Sticky Strip (what would I do without this stuff?!?!?!)
SNAIL adhesive
brass brad

I don't own the round tab punch, so I had to improvise with the circle punch.

Let me know what you think!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Color Combination Link

From Adriel:

Sometimes the hardest part about putting a card together is getting the right combination of colors. There is a great site that lists all of the SU! colors and gives you color combinations with a simple click. Check it out HERE! On the left we have a link that is always there for you for this site, but I thought I would highlight the link today. I hope you find the site helpful in getting that perfect color combination for your masterpiece!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

November Newsletter

From Adriel:

The November Newsletter is now available! The link to view it is on the left-hand side under the Newsletter column. Check it out to see what's new!

We're having our 3rd Christmas SAS today! 10 cards for $10. This class is completely full, but if you are interested in this event, we are holding another Christmas SAS this coming Friday, October 24, 7-9:30pm. We have 3 spots open for Friday's class. You can email us if you are interested in coming.

Here's one of the cards we're doing today, designed by my mom!

Thanks for looking! Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

While I was Surfing...

From Adriel:

While I was surfing yesterday on other blogs that I like to visit periodically, I came across some beautiful Christmas cards. I thought I would share some of them with you today. I have included the names of the artists and if you click on their names, you will go to their blogs. Enjoy!

So beautiful! Ahhhhh! Makes me want to go create!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Christmas Stamp-a-Stack Spots Available

From Adriel:

We still have 3 spots open for the Christmas Stamp-a-Stack this coming Friday, October 24, 7-9:30 pm. We will be making 10 Christmas cards for $10. This is a great way to get prepared for Christmas early! If you would like more information or would like to sign up for one of the spots, please email us. We're looking forward to a fun week of stamping with those of you who are signed up for Wednesday and Friday's classes. Have a wonderful day!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Blurred Vision Card #2

From Adriel:
Here's the other card I made using the blurred vision watercoloring technique. Everything used is Stampin' Up! except for the ribbon.

Basic Black CS
Whisper White CS
Taken w/ Teal CS
Elegant Eggplant CS
Old Olive CS
Classic inks in old olive, elegant eggplant, taken w/ teal and basic black
Black brad
Photo Corner punch
1-3/4" circle punch
1-1/4" circle punch
Blender Pen

Thanks for looking! Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Blurred Vision Card

From Adriel:

One of the techniques we'll be teaching at Tumbleweed Rec. Center is the Blurred Vision Watercoloring technique. Here's one of the cards I created for this technique.

Whisper White CS
Kraft CS
Night of Navy CS
Pumpkin Pie CS
Doodle This set
Fundamental Phrases set
Aqua Painter
White Signo gel pen
5-petal flower punch
1-3/8" circle punch
1-1/4" circle punch

Thanks for looking! Have a wonderful day!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Upcoming Holiday Boutique Show

From Adriel:

We've mentioned the craft shows we are going to participate in next month. Here's the information for the Holiday Boutique Show we're doing on November 1st:

Desert Dreams 2008 Holiday Boutique
November 1, 2008
10 S. Gilbert Rd. (Gilbert Historical Museum)
Gilbert Az. 85233

Here's one of the goodie bags we will be selling! So cute!

Monday, October 6, 2008

One Piece Stationary Box

From Heidi...

I thought I'd share another item that I made for our upcoming craft shows. The stationary box is one-piece and opens up. It holds regular-size cards and envelopes, mini cards and gift tags. It also includes sections for holding stamps, a pen and a notepad. It was a fun project to embellish and to make coordinating cards and holders for. On top of that, it makes a great gift.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Friday is Here!!!

From Adriel:

Hello out there! Yes, I am happy that today is Friday. It is not only the end of the week, but I'm going out on a date with my husband tonight! We're going to go for dinner and then see "Fireproof" at the movies. I'm looking forward to it!

Anyway, here's a card for the Birthday Bash class at Tumbleweed. This class will be in January. It is a class held on a certain day of the week for 3 weeks. One week we will make a birthday calendar (which we've shown before) to keep all those dates for birthdays written down in one place. The next week, we alter a lunch tin for keeping cards in. The last week we will make 10 cards, 2 of each of the 5 designs. This is one of the designs...

Thanks for looking! Have a great day and a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

October Newsletter Now Available + Card

From Adriel:

This blog has been neglected lately! We've been busy! As the title suggests, the October newsletter is now available and you can view it by clicking on the link on the side-bar that says October newsletter. Check it out to see what's going on!

Also, here's a BEAUTIFUL card my mom made for our upcoming classes at Tumbleweed.

Isn't it gorgeous?!?! She used the water color technique and dimensioned some of the parts of the image. She did a wonderful job and I wanted to share it with all of you! Leave a comment letting her know what you think!