Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Quick and Easy Teacher Gift

I know it's kind of late, but these sticky note holders are so quick and easy, you can whip up a whole bunch in no time.

The Materials:  1 piece double-sided cardstock, 1 small sticky note pad (about 3" x 3"), adhesive, Velcro or small magnetic closure, embellishments of choice

Step 1:  Cut your cardstock to 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches.

Step 2:  Score 1 1/2" in from the left side.  Then score 1 7/8" in from the same side (3/8" from the first fold).

Step 3:  Score 3" in from the right side.  Then score 3 3/8" in from the same side (3/8" from the first fold.

Step 4:  Fold all of your score lines with a bone folder.

Step 5:  Adhere your sticky note pad to the center inside cover.

Step 6:  Use either your Velcro or magnetic closure to make a closure for the holder.

Step 7:  Embellish as desired.

Post-It Holder 1Here is one of the holders that I made.  I used Brenda Walton's Neopolitan Scrap Pad to Go and dollar store flowers.  The flower Post-It note is from 3M, and I split it into 3 sections to use for 3 different  gifts.
Post-It Holder 2

And here are the gift bags that I made for them. 
Gift Bags


Thursday, June 19, 2008

A Day (Night) to Remember

Opening Day
As some of you may know, my son is a HUGE Yankees fan.  Wasn't he the luckiest kid ever when his Dad took him to the last Opening Day of the "old" Yankee Stadium?!!  And he got to go back the following night because the day game was rained out!  Of course the Yankees won, making this one of the most memorable experiences in his life.  Now, you know Mom just had to scrapbook this one! 

I know that sometimes we scrappers can get so overwhelmed with being "caught up" with our older photos that we tend to let the new ones sit in boxes or on CDs, not to mention the ones that are still floating around on our digital cameras somewhere.  (You know who you are.)  Do yourself and your family a big favor, and take some time in between all your catching up, and scrapbook the here and now.  Don't let these moments slip away without documenting them.  And remember to journal, journal, journal!  You'll be glad you did.

Happy crafting!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Well, things are on a definite upswing for me!

First I won the Fiskars Challenge.  Now I've made my first real business deal!  My cards are going to be sold in a handmade crafts gift shop!  I brought some samples in to the owner, and she really liked my designs.  I brought in 3 dozen gift enclosures yesterday, and we discussed future designs.  Here are some of the cards I made. Next to these are the cards we made at my June TAC Workshop.  We had a great time, and everyone's cards turned out great.  The new TAC catalog is due out next month.  Remember to contact me for your copy.  Happy Crafting!

Gift Enclosures June
June Accordion Card

June Triangle Card

Sunday, June 1, 2008

I WON!!!

I'm so excited!  I entered one of my layouts into the Fiskars Sketch of the Month Contest for May, and I WON!!!  Here's the layout.  I can't wait to see what the prize is!