Monday, November 22, 2010

Making Memories Slice

I've upgraded and am selling my Making Memories Slice machine for $50 (+shipping if you aren't local).

Your purchase would include:
green Slice machine
6x6 glass cutting mat
NIP adhesive w/foam applicator brush
power cord
user manual
blade turning tool
Basics 1 cartridge

Also selling a NIP extra Fall/Back to School cartridge for $12 (+shipping if you aren't local). SOLD
Let me know if you're interested!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Gift Card Holders

I designed my next class around gift card holders. I wanted to come up with lots of creative, but simple ways to package up a gift card. This is one of the designs I chose NOT to use for my class so I'm gonna share it here with you instead. I don't know if I like this combination of Popsicle Pink, Squash, and Swiss Red, which is one of the reasons I chose not to use it as a class design. The Ginger Delights and Sweet Houses cling sets are among my favorite of A Muse's holiday stamps this year. Maybe it's because of all the baking I do around the holidays.. I dunno. The ginger people are just so gosh darn cute!!

Have you started your holiday cards yet? I'm startin' tonight. Yup, you read that right. I'm out for a crafty night with friends and I plan on getting lots accomplished. Of course I'll probably just end up chatting and eating goodies all night but that would be okay, too. I've got my snickerdoodle cups (or snickermuffins as my boss calls them) almost ready to go!

Monday, November 15, 2010

I was asked to make some holiday cookies for an event recently. It was a lot of fun and definitely got me into the holiday spirit! I am so ready to start my holiday baking... but it isn't even Thanksgiving yet. (insert sad face) I'm not letting it stop me, though. I'm testing out some new recipes and gadgets.

In addition to doing some baking, I've been busy with classes and kids but got a little "me" time to do some crafting for fun. I recently purchased this Martha Stewart Poinsettia punch and discovered it'll punch stiff felt! Wohoo!!! Thankfully I already had the holly leaf punch. That one's a little tougher to punch but it works! I knew that felt I picked up long ago would come in handy someday.

My class schedule page has been updated with a sample pic of the next class on Sunday, Nov 28th. Just so you know, this is my LAST CLASS for 2010!! I always take the month of December off. We'll be making 5 fun and creative gift card holders, including one that uses a Starbucks cup, which I'm sure you'll all use to hold a Starbucks gift card. And no, I didn't steal the cups. I asked for them. Except I forgot to ask for lids so I'm working on that. Duh me.

Okay, that's it for today. See ya later.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Movie Night Pajama Party

I wasn't able to participate in the Movie Night Pajama Party over on the A Muse Lounge last night but I still wanted to play along so I made my cards in a hurry this morning. You can still play along, too! You have until 8pm Pacific TODAY to create and post your challenge cards. For details, head to the Lounge!

The first challenge was present by Jennie. Her movie choice was Pirate of the Caribbean and her challenge was to create a card for a kid. Here's mine:

All papers and images © A Muse Artstamps

The second challenge was from Katie. Her movie choice was Dirty Dancing and her challenge was to create a card using colors from the poster she shared; light pink, dark pink, black and kraft (optional). The funny thing is, the card below is the card I actually created for Jennie's challenge. But after seeing Katie's challenge, I decided to use this for hers.

All papers and images © A Muse Artstamps

The third challenge was from Glenda. Her movie choice was one of my all-time favorite movies, Breakfast at Tiffany's. I really wanted to use my cruisin' stamp but I couldn't find it. I improvised by using the shopper instead cuz you know, Holly Golightly loved to window shop.

All supplies © A Muse Artstamps

Finally, the last challenge was by Geeta. Her movie choice was Some Kind of Wonderful and her challenge was to make a card that sparkled. You can't see it in this picture but I used some Pebbles, Inc. Shimmer Chalks to color my flowers after embossing them, then used some Glossy Accents and black glitter to create sparkly centers in the flowers.

All supplies © A Muse Artstamps

Hope you'll be able to participate in these challenges yourself. Don't forget to share links to your fabulous creations in the lounge!