Tuesday, December 28, 2010

nature's nest card share

I spent the day making cards with my mom and grandmother.  I got to play with a new stamp set I received recently...Nature's nest (#113826), and put it to use making similar cards to some that I saw on Splitcoast.  I love the natural elements of this set!  

I also used the word set, Fabulous Phrases (#120501) and the Level 1 Hostess set, Silhouette Sentiments, which you can earn by hosting a workshop!  Contact me to learn how you can earn this set and more!

...and this is where I apologize for the quality of my pictures, again.

kay's christmas card

I received a beautiful Christmas card today from my upline,
Kay Sha, and had to share!

Thanks, Kay!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

widgets and gadgets and blogspots, oh my!

Being new to the blogging world makes it very difficult to "create" my page.  Adding links and widgets, etc. can be quite daunting...

last-minute throw-togethers...

I had to make a few gift card holders.  I used some Stampin' UP! REALLY old DSP.
I cut the flowers out of the paper, attached them to the gift card holder and curled the edges.

Cute and easy!

I cut paper into 5 1/2 squares, scored it, and there's my gc holder!

Another random gift card holder...

I purchased Amaryllis flower bulbs in pots to decorate and give to the women in my family.  I made little picks (which were actually turkey lacers!) to insert into the pot with each lady's initial.  Here are a few...

I'm ready to make more stuff...but ready to move onto another holiday!

Best wishes for a Merry Christmas to ALL!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

busy, busy...

I've been busy working on various projects. Here's a sample...

These are embossed vellum candle holders...

I made them for a Christmas party for the staff at the school where I work.
They were arranged 5 per table for a "star" effect. They turned out very pretty!

Along with the candles, I also made bookmark paper clips.
The tag reads "from 'OWL' of us!"...

They were made using the Stampin' UP! 2-step owl punch (#118074).
This punch is sooooo versatile!

Ahh...on to Christmas cards!

These were made using the Stampin' UP! 2-step bird punch (#117191).
Anyone who knows me knows my obsession with birds!

A friend of mine always has me make her Christmas cards each year...
Here's this year's card:

I really need to start taking pictures with my camera, not my Blackberry!

I also made gifts for the secretaries/principals at school. My mom sent me this idea she found on the internet (I'll give credit as soon as I find out who she got the idea from!). I used the Stampin UP! clear-mount stamp cases (#119105) and added notepads (I had to cut these down), mechanical pencils, and more owl bookmark/paperclips! I used double sided paper and ribbon to bling them out! Handy and cute!

Sorry for the camera...again!

Off to go create more!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

a year in the making...

Well, here I am a year later...

I've been trying to get my business started. Jewelry, cards & such (anything made out of paper, really), knitting, sewing...you name it, I'll make it!

I purchased blinginghomethebacon.com and I've been trying to get it up and running. Web design is difficult. I'm working with a graphic designer to help me create my design and logo...soon to come! Nevertheless, I'm still making and selling.

I'm trying to create some classes to teach simple projects to make for the holidays. Interested?

I've thought of changing my "name". Blinging Home the Bacon was named for my pig obsession and my handcrafted "bling". Any thoughts? Change it? Keep it?