Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Christmas Eve BBQ Apron Invites

These were so fun to make! We are having some family and a few close friends for a BBQ on Christmas Eve, sparklers, kids, good food, its going to be great! So I thought I would make some invites for the occasion! And well basically cause I'm obsessed with making stuff as most of my friends with tell you!
I was able to use an embosser (thanks mum) and embossing powder! I hadn't used it before for anything and I think I am now obsessed with another technique!

Gingerbread Men

Another Kaiser Craft pack! You get 5 little gingerbread men ($5.95)in this pack, and they are SO cute! I used one of the Kaiser Christmas paper sets to decorate these, buttons and ribbon!
Too easy!

Monday, November 17, 2008

The Christmas Banner

THIS is so easy! It took me an hour if that (if you don't include the time I was talking in between making it). It's on the plain side, embellishment wise, but the paper and letters themselves stand out enough, but feel free to go nuts on it!
I cut out the background (bazzil card stock), patterned paper 1/2 cm smaller! (Depends on how big you want your banner). I used my Cricut machine to cut out the letters and used "Dimensional Magic" to give it that wet dimensional look, though you can use chipboard or stickers! I have used swirl chipboard I painted and again used the Dimensional Magic (great stuff)! Kindy Glitz Glitter on the chipboard for a bit of bling... Punched holes in each card and threaded black ribbon through and tied a bow on either end!
And there ya go... Not too bad, not too bad at all!

Desk Calender

When I was at Scrappy Hollows latest sale, going crazy in the 30 min I had there I managed to come across this awesome Desk Calender by Kaiser Craft. It's not finished yet! But it's going to sit there until I decide on what I want to use for the months and dates! Not sure If i will go the stamps, Vinyl or wood letters ... What do you reakon?
This pack was pretty cheap, You get the calender all cut etc and you just decorate it! GREAT idea for Chrissy Pressy!

It's not meant to look that blank! hehe When I can actually make a decision, it will look more like a calender!

Quick run down... I glued the paper on, sanded the edges down. Painted the edge with a brown paint, added the painted swirls and pearls and that's about it! It really is that simple!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Todays Layout

Over a year ago my little family & I went to Echuca for a weekend and found ourselves amongst the Echuca Steam Boat Festival! It was an awesome weekend! It was just a cheap get away, but it was so much fun, and I have been busting to start the album for it.
So here is my first page towards the Echuca Steam Boat Festival October 2007!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Christmas Is Coming

I have SO MANY idea's for CHRISTMAS this year! I will admit some of them are not my own! I have been blog hopping and came across some GREAT home made Christmas decorations! So I'll be posting some of the things I am making over the next few weeks along with where I got the idea! As for this one, here is my trial Christmas Bauble! CUTE huh! I got this from Kaiser Craft and I'm still yet to make the REAL ones, here is my practice one any way...

I also have on the TO DO list - Make felt white doves to sit in the Christmas tree, I am half way through making a "CHRISTMAS" Banner to hang on the wall and I believe I have a Christmas card making day with the girls coming up soon, so I will be sure to post them also!
I'll have instructions on how to make everything so keep an eye out the next few weeks!

The Latest Page - Crawling

Today I think I got my MoJo back! I actually FINISHED a layout in a few hours! I'm so proud! This is the 2nd last page left in Indi's baby album ... tomorrow I plan to do the final page...
Her first Birthday!
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