Tuesday, December 25, 2012

And To All A Good Night

Merry Christmas!!  It's that wonderful time of the year when we often find ourselves one present too short, but no time to go shopping. Usually, that's when the cash starts to look appetizing, but the presentation can be lacking.

Faced with this situation myself, I decided to devote just a little time, effort and thought into the packaging of a stash of cash. I needed something for a 13 year old boy who loves his doggie, and loves to give generously to others.

I used a video instruction by Gina K Designs on Stamp TV for making a quick and easy masculine money holder. You can find the video and the measurements HERE. It took less than a half a sheet of cardstock, and just scraps to decorate the panels. I changed up the inside so I would have an overlapping piece of coordinated paper to tuck in the bills.

I love using this set by Tami Mayberry. She created Warm Winter Wishes with her grandmother in mind, and dedicated 100% of her proceeds to the Alzheimer's Association. How's that for a gift that keeps on giving! 

I think I'm going to hang this on the tree with the ornaments so it doesn't get lost amongst the ripped papers from other gifts. I might make a game out of helping him find it. Hee hee! Wouldn't that be a fun tradition!

I hope you have enjoyed your holiday festivities, whatever form they take for you. Some of our designers are taking a break this week, and we'll be back in the new year with a new format. Stay tuned!

With warm regards,

Cardstock, Gina K Designs Pure Luxury
Patterned Paper, Basic Grey Max and Whiskers
Stamp Set, Warm Winter Wishes by Tami Mayberry through Gina K Designs
Coloring, Copic Markers and Stardust gold pen
Ribbon, Gina K Designs

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

Hi all!

It's Kim here, today. 

We wanted to wish you a VERY
Merry Christmas
from the team!

The above card was made with some Christmas paper 
sent to us by Eva. 

I hope you all having great time filled with family, friends, and lots of memories. 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Howdy folks! It's Ky here with another little project to inspire you. Eva sent papers out to our team to use this month. How sweet is that? Gifting us during the gift month? Smart cookie, that lady! I enjoyed playing with these papers.

It might be a little hard to see, but there's a ton of glitter embedded in these papers. I do not usually get along with glitter, but I could handle this. So lovely! I used Tami Mayberry's Dreams set (through Gina K Designs) and some distress inks to create the image and sentiment. A few touches of bling, and two colors of matting - Wine with Everything, and Dark Chocolate dress it up just fine. I had to do a little distressing around the focal image because the stamped frame is well worn. Love it!

The sentiment, so appropriate in so many of my dear friends and family's mind, is

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. ~Maya Angelou

I hope your holiday plans are shaping up, and that you have a little time for yourself, to savor the season.


Monday, December 17, 2012

Mixing the Old with the New

Hi all!

It's Kim with a really quick card.

Paper is from my stash, that someone sent to me. 

Kyra sent me the snowflake. 

The paper flower is something I bought, yesterday, at Target. 

I meshed the old with the new to create this simple 

Christmas card.

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, December 14, 2012

A Late Friday Post

I made this card yesterday and meant to schedule a post last night, but got busy with the kids and completely forgot, so here is my late Friday post for this week

The stamp is from Unity, and the paper is from Basic Grey, the buttons have been in my stash forever, and I have no idea where they came from.
I hope that everyone has a fantastic weekend!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Happy Thursday!

Is everyone crazy busy with the holiday bustle?  I am a bit trying to sneak some crafty time in there as well.

Today I have a Christmas themed card to share with you using an old Stampin Up stamp.  I don't know what set it is from because I only have the stamp and not the full kit.  If anyone knows what set this was from let me know.

Fellow DT member Eva Strong share with the team some old great pattern papers to use this month in our creations.  The one I used I think may be Basic Grey but I'm not 100% sure.  

The "Merry Christmas" Sentiment is from a Tim Holtz clear stamp set.  I used some stickles on santa's hat for some glitzy fun.  Stickles is one product I used to use on EVERYTHING!  I mean my card wasn't complete with out some.  I haven't used it much lately so I thought it was a good time to pull it out again.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

CAS Warmest Wishes

Hi all!

It's Kim, with a quick CAS card.

Eva sent us some patterned paper to use, so I cut it into strips and added some flower brad embellishments. 
It could pass for a non traditional Christmas card or
a thinking of you card.

I hope you all are having a wonderful week!

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, December 10, 2012

Tropical Holiday

Hey sweet people! We're transitioning to a new format in January. It's Ky here, sharing a little CAS project for your inspiration.

I used Tropical Windows from Gina K Designs to create this easy card. I employed the thumping technique to get great diversity on the leaves and flowers. If you click the image, you can see it in detail. Don't be afraid to use non-traditional images for a holiday card.

I hope you find inspiration to grab those older stamps and supplies to make something to bring a happy day to someone you love!


Monday, December 3, 2012

Holiday Cheer

It's Kim today.

Sorry for being gone for so long. 

Hurricane/Super storm Sandy visited our area and my home was damaged. 
Short story - our roof was ripped off the house and the ceiling directly below it collapsed.
We were displaced for about 3 weeks and are just getting insurance approval to get things fixed.

Also, I'm sorry for the fuzzy pic. It was a chore just getting into my stamping area to make a card, but I have needed to create. I missed it. (the room is holding everything that was saved from my girls' bedroom....the damaged room)

It's a quick, easy, no tape Holiday Card. 

Thanks for stopping by!