Friday, November 30, 2012

Cocoa Snowman Giftables

Here's my take on the cocoa snowman giftables I am making for my craft fair table to go along with my halo's and wands etc.  The lids unscrew but the jars are attached so the bottom of the top jar is attached to the lid of the 2nd jar etc.  This was my 1st one.  After making my prototype, I think I am going to paint the lid on the bottom jar "chrome silver" to get rid of the red :)

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Ornaments Part 4

Here are the final ornaments that I did at my kids class.

These are ceramic star ornaments that I purchased as plain stars and then added my own embellishments to them to make them “pop”.  One side has pink/blue and the other side has purple/green.  They remind me of decorated sugar cookies :) 
 Not sure if I will add anything to the center...I could do the date in sharpie or paint pen or attach a small photo or write an initial or name or maybe a jeweled monogram or fancy sticker....sometimes simple is better, I am still thinking about it.  I have this one "as is" on the tree for now...who knows what it will look like in a few weeks as I get crafting more!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Ornaments Part 3

These are ceramic bug ornaments. I wanted something “non christmasy themed” and this fit the bill nicely. They started out as unfinished ceramic and we used paint pens to color them.  The kids loved using the paint pens (so much easier and less mess), but you couldn't be quite as detailed due to the thicker that's the trade off.  Regardless, these were a hit as well and can be tied to a package or hange from a door knob or hook year round.


Monday, November 26, 2012

Holiday Ornaments part 2

This holiday ornament is a pretty layered ornament using snowflakes that graduate from a small size to a larger size from the top to the bottom and it includes large reddish/pink beads and a pipe cleaner to create a Christmas tree effect.  This is the sample one of the little kids made. 

It was a kit I purchased, but happens to be one of my favorites because even little kids can do it and it still has a “WOW” factor to it.  Quick and easy and cute - gotta love that!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Holiday Ornaments Craft Class for kids

Here’s a quick peak at some of the ornaments we did recently in my various craft classes.
In one class I had elementary school kids and the others had middle and high school kids and amazingly each group loved the ornaments :)

For this first one, we took wood tags, spray painted them blue and then made snowman using our fingertips and part of the length of our finger covered in white paint.  I wanted to make sure that we did not actually have their "real" fingerprint impression, so the paint is thicker/smudged ever so slightly.  You can see that some of the kids chose 1, 2 or 3 fingers and definitely wanted to give their snow people "personality".
We accented the snow people with paint and tied on a ribbon and viola – instant ornament that a parent would love because it’s made by the kids.

I had the kids sign/date the back with a pearlescent paint pen.


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope everyone has a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

We will be getting our Christmas tree over the long weekend and working on some decorations around the house.  Plus I need to seriously get my stuff together for the craft vendor fair coming up in Dec.  (It should be interesting as I won't actually be able to make it to the fair and am having a friend run my booth.)  That means I will most likely make less things so she has less to deal with :)
Hope everyone gets some crafting time in over the long holiday - take care!

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Stamp Camp Card # 5

Stamps: Frosty, Holiday Wishes (sentiment)

Ink: Stazon Black, Pixie Pink               

C/S: White, Regal Rose, Bashful Blue              

Accessories:  Blue/Silver Satin Ribbon, markers

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Stamp Camp Card # 4

Stamps: Sparkling Season, Teeny Tiny Wishes (sentiment)
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Real Red                 
C/S: White, Riding Hood Red, Wild Wasabi
Accessories:  Sponge, star jewels, Large hole Scalloped border punch, modern label punch, word window punch, non SU decorative paper

Friday, November 16, 2012

Stamp Camp Card # 3

Stamps: Paisley Prints, Teeny Tiny Wishes (Sentiment)

Ink: Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Only Orange  

C/S: White, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango             

Accessories:  Wide Oval Punch, SU Decorative Label Punch, Orange Printed Flower Satin Ribbon

Stamp Camp Card # 2

Stamps: Yule Bits and Borders, Sentiment
Ink: Soft Sky, Lucky Limeade                      
C/S: White, Soft Sky,                         NON-SU Decorative Paper
Accessories:  Marvy Pink Scallop Oval Punch, Marvy Purple Scallop Oval Punch, Tree jewels, SU Oval Punch, SU modern Label Punch, Sponge
I love these teeny tiny mini Christmas tree jewels!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Stamp Camp Card # 1

Here's the first card we are doing at Stamp Camp Friday night....
Stamps: Acrylic Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes (Sentiment)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Handsome Hunter, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango             
C/S: White, Chocolate Chip               NON-SU Decorative Paper
Accessories:  Green Acrylic Dew Drops, Glue dots, SU oval scallop punch, SU large Oval punch, Brown Satin Ribbon, Finger daubers

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Stamp Camp is on 11/16 - Be sure to reserve your spot!

Stamp camp is now on 11/16. 
Same details as before....
Make sure to RSVP to hold your spot if you can make it!

Date: 11/16/2012
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Julie's house (if new, email me for the addy!)
Cost: $20 (cash or check is fine!)

How many Cards: We will make 10 cards total (2 each of 5 designs). Sentiments can be changed on most of the cards if you need more of a certain "type" of card.  The plan is to have some holiday cards and maybe a generic/birthday card in the mix.

RSVP ASAP to reserve your spot today - space is limited.
Important things to know: All supplies are provided except adhesive.

Monthly stamp camps are for adults. (Please contact me if interested in classes for kids!)
Bring your own adhesive of choice. I recommend glue dots AND double sided tape or snail adhesive.
Drinks and light snacks are provided too.

I have stations set up with a full color sample and instructions so you can stamp & assemble the cards. You go at your own pace and there is someone available to help you if you have question along the way.

Envelopes are not provided. Take home instructions are available for an additional $1.00. If there are extras, kits may be available for purchase as well. Just ask for details or mention that you are interested when you RSVP.