My name is Ros Davidson and I live in Skye with my husband and 4 children. I work from home and am an Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator. I teach classes at my home in Skye and on location. I am also available to demonstrate at workshops/parties at your place.
This post I am sharing my top 5 scrapbook layouts and top 5 off the page projects (OTP). Funnily enough, all my layouts are from my 2010 and 2011 December Daily albums. I guess I haven't scrapbooked too much of late... Opps.
This year I made my own Christmas gift tags using the stocking tag punch from the summer mini catalogue. Of course, I could have used the stitched stockings stamp set that coordinates wonderfully with the stocking punch but I used the reverse side of my wrapping paper to create coordinating tags. I hand stamped names using my calendar alphabet and numbers stamp set.
While I am talking about the stocking builder punch, it is NOT carrying over into the 2012/2013 idea book and catalogue. Once stocks are depleted the item will be unavailable.
I loved this years present wrap so much, I have included it in this years December Daily.
Materials used: Stamps: Calendar alphabet and numbers, winter post Ink: Basic black Cardstock: Real red, whisper white, bashful blue Punch: Stocking Accessories: White bakers twine (summer mini catalogue), big shot, perfect pennants die
Now that I've had a few days R & R after our Christmas celebrations, I am ready to spend some quality time with my craft desk :D
I do have a little Christmas tree that I haven't shared. In this post, I mentioned about the tree I will make each year and add to my collection. Apparently, I don't have photos of my other trees on here. Must remedy that before I pack all the Chrissy decorations away. I've taken some quick pics before I forget.
Shimmer tree I decorated this year
Close up of tree to see it's shimmer
Trees made previous years
More trees from previous years (the one on the left Nikki made for me at Kinder a couple of years ago)
I used a chipboard tree painted with acrylic paint and spritzed with homemade shimmer paint (Stampin' Up! frost white shimmer paint mixed with isocol rubbing alcohol.)
Edited: I've included this in the current Just Add Ink challenge but forgot to read the rules properly before I linked it! Whoops.
Today marks the end of kindergarten for the Davidson children. Over the past 5 years (Josh did 3 year old kinder as well as 4 year old) we've had countless artworks come home, excursions/incursions and lots of friends made. These are the gifts (and boxes)I made for the kinder teachers (and what the school teachers are also receiving). Each decoration has a photo of the kids with their name and the year written on the back (in their handwriting).
I used a bunch of supplies I had in my stash except for the jump rings I had to go out and buy... Bah!
After reading about Retro Mummy's rocky road, I was inspired to make some. It was very simple and oh so yummy. The batch didn't last long and I have to make another one quick smart. I'm wondering how it will taste with milk chocolate instead of white? Any ideas?
Now we are a week out from Christmas, I've finally sent my Christmas cards in the mail. As I mentioned in the post yesterday, it has been hectic around here of late and hasn't left me a lot of time for crafty. I've started on the teachers gifts for school and kinder and have to have them done by Tuesday (for kinder). Yikes, as I have to get some other supplies to finish them off and we have family in town too.
This is the photo of the kids I included with all the cards
Each year I also include a blurb about the kids and us and here's what I wrote:
It's silly season here and if you've been following my blog you'd notice I haven't posted many days of my December Daily. I just haven't gotten around to doing this yet and as I am planning my album to be a hybrid, it is a case of what I have time to work on right now.
My day 5 page begun like this:
I scanned in a copy of a drawing Drew did in Computer and added it to my Ali Edwards template. I then printed the template, added in some chipboard lettering (and stitched them in place for added security!) and had Drew write "by Drew" on my ipad. I printed out his handwriting and traced over it to complete the page. Of course I could have added Drew's writing in prior to printing, but I wasn't that organised! *Smirk*
This is one of the cards we made in my recent techniques class. We focused on the faux silk technique.
Close up of the faux silk panel
I am running classes all next year, techniques classes are held the first Friday of the month at my home in Skye. I will repeat classes due to demand. Classes for 2012 will begin in February with the embossed folder technique.
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