Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Three more pages...

Here are the remainder of my mom's calendar. Yes, that is only nine, but I didn't get a chance to scan the other three before it was time to wrap it. (nothing like the last minute!!). If you have any questions, just post here and I will get back to you.

Thanks for stopping by!!
Merry Christmas!!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Another Christmas Gift

This is for my sister-in-law. She requested one last year. I have various cards that I have made throughout the year to put inside. I sure hope she likes it.

Stay tuned--more gifts to come ;)

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

More Christmas--Calendar Instalment #1

This is the first installment of the calendar that I am making for my mom. It has a 6" x 6" layout for each month of the year. Stay tuned for more Christmas presents!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Tri-Fold Pocket Card

I really like to do the challenges at Splitcoast Stampers. They give me a "jumping off" point, and focus my attentions.

Wednesdays' challenge is always a sketch challenge. The moderator posts a sketch of a layout of a card. Participants use this sketch to create all sorts of projects. What seemed to be obvious to one stamper--is a surprise to another!!

This weeks challenge (#101) was a "Tri-Fold Pocket Card". It is a great card to insert money or a gift card into it.

I chose to just use it as a notecard.
The "Frog and Toad" stamp (from the "Frog and Toad" books) was a gift from my mother back when I was still in high school. The stamp company has since gone out of business. It is actually a bookplate stamp, but I omitted that part while stamping.

Supplies (all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Frog and Toad Fishing, Canvas, Noteworthy (retired)
Paper: White-naturals, Sahara Sand, Not Quite Navy, Certainly Celery, Designer Paper from KI Memories
Ink: StazOn Black, Sahara Sand, Not Quite Navy, and various others for water coloring
Accessories: Silver Brads, Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Ticket Corner Punch, 1/16" hole punch, Word Window Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch

If you go to the above links you will find the template that I used. I did not alter it much. I just added the circle, folded in half on the note card. And I also added the word window punches on the insides with the brads. In both cases they helped to cover the back of the brad--for, though I LOVE to use brads, I DO NOT like the back prongs to show.

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