Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Black Friday Sale!

Happy Black Friday, If you are busy doing your holiday shopping today be sure to make time to swing by Lindsay's stamp stuff so you can find all the stuff you need for packaging your gifts, scrapbooking and making loads of handmade cards and tags. There are even party printables too and today and tomorrow they are 50% off, this is the biggest sale of the year so don't miss out!

Thanksgiving sale!

Happy Thanksgiving to all living in the us, I hope you are having a wonderful day with your families. If you get a chance pop over the Lindsay's stamp stuff and check out all of her new stuff, everything is 40% off on Thursday along with all of MyGrafico shops.

Here's the latest from Lindsay!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Craft Fair Photos, a Freezer Tee, Magnetic Boards & Freebies!

Well, here it is over a week after my first craft fair and I'm just now posting about it. It was not as successful as I had hoped. It was a lot of fun and a great learning experience, but unfortunately, it was not well advertised. There was no sign by the road and no ad in the paper. I think the person hosting relied soley on facebook to advertise. I did sell $28.00 worth. Not quite worth all the effort, but at least I have 2 more fairs to go to. The magnetic boards have sold well in my craft booth at the local trader's mall. I am selling them $10each or 2/$15.00.

These are soem Geneva "Sandra Bullock" watches that my DSIL is selling. She has them in several different colors and designs. They are $10.00 each. If you'd like to purchase one, or more, please email me at tamara_bennett7@hotmail.com Shipping is $3.00.

Here is a bracelet that I made for a local sorority girl. Their mascot is the panda. So I found these cute little panda beads on ebay. I made the red beads myself.

Here is a bracelet that I made for my DSIL. She is a dental assistant, so I got the cute little teeth beads on ebay.

And here is a t-shirt that I made for a friend's little boy. Her husband has a shirt just like it that she got him at Old Navy, but they did not make it in the baby's size, so she asked if I could make one like it. Of course! haha. I just used my cricut and SCAL and replicated the design. I cut it out in freezer paper and then used the freezer paper as a stencil to paint. If you've never tried this before, you can see a tutorial here. You can download the Gobble Gobble SVG here.

Finally, here are a couple of the magnetic boards I was talking about. I made these using decorative cookie trays that I got from the Dollar Tree. I made the bottlecap embellishments myself and cut the UK using my SCAL and cricut. You can download it here.

Here is one representing our local school colors.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Christmas Hand Sanitizer Holders + Free Scut File

Hello there! Once again, I'm making things for my upcoming craft fairs! here are some cute little hand sanitizer holders. I got the mini hand sanitizers are just $1 each at bath and body works. I got the idea from Pink Buckaroo Designs. She has a very simple tutorial on her blog. I created a scut file on my scal program to cut these with. So if you have SCAL and a cricut, you can download the free file below. If not, then head on over to Pink Buckaroo and follow her tutorial!
I used Lindsay's Holiday Paper Pack to cover these cute little things. I just printed the paper and cut it to the size I wanted. So simple!

This project qualifies for the following challenges: 2 Sisters (Christmas), ABC (H-Holidays), ALota Rubber (Christmas), Bee-Crafty (Christmas), Crafty-Ann (Christmas Project), Crafty 4 (Christmas), DigiStamps 4 Joy (Christmas), Robyn's Fetish (Christmas Colors), Lexi's (Traditional Christmas Colors), MyGrafico (Christmas), Our Daily Bread (anyting but card), Stamp Man (Christmas), Stamp Something (something digital), Stampin' royalty (feature PP), Stampin w/Dragon (Holidays), Tiffany doodles (Anything but card), Totally Gorjuss (Traditional xmas colors)

Before I let you go, I wanted to show you all the great new sets that Lindsay has released lately. There are so many, I haven't had a chance to play with all of them, but you should definately check them out!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Skinny Note Pads & Christmas Planners! Free digis!

Sorry I haven't been posting frequently lately. I have been so busy crafting that I haven't had time to blog about it! haha. So here are some things I've been up to lately....

These fun little note pads were made using a wonderful tutorial at Kerry's Paper Crafts (Love her blog!) I created the digi stamps to go on the front using my Microsoft Publisher program. You can download them at the end of this post.

Here are a couple more! I just love these papers!!

Click on them to open the larger file and then right-click to save.

 And here they are without the circles...

 I also had time to make these cute little Christmas Planners! Way easier than they look by the way...as long as you follow this great little tutorial!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Avon Chapstick Holders + Hello Kitty Freebie

I am still working on items for my craft fairs coming up. Here are some more avon chapstick holders I made. The first one is using Lindsay's Nature's Christmas Set. I colored it with copics and added some inking to the edges then some red stickles and pearl paint to Santa and the holly berries. The second one is made using some freebie clipart that I got for joining the PC Crafters site. The third one uses Lindsay's Winterland clipart set. So easy, just print!

To make these, just cut them at 5.5"x3.5" Then a 3"x1" strip. I scored the holders at 2 3/8" and 3 1/8" Then I scored the strips at 3/4" and 2 1/4". Then I just use my ATG gun to adhere the strips to the holders along the score line. I used a corner rounder punch to finish them off.

I just wanted to remind you that there is a sale going on today!!! So hop on over to Lindsay's store!

Per follower request, here is your thursday freebie, a Hello Kitty Reindeer! Enjoy!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Breast Cancer Encouragement Card + Turkey Freebie

This week I decided to make a card for my son's preschool teacher. She was just diagnosed this past week with breast cancer. I just wanted to cheer her up a bit. So I used Lindsay's new set of bold black & white digital papers. I opened the paper that I wanted in my publisher program. I right-clicked on the paper and chose format picture/object. Then I clicked on the "recolor" button. Then I just chose a sassy color of pink! I am in love with this zebra print. It isn't your typical print. It is very artistic looking!

I also used Linday's breast cancer awareness digi stamp. It is an old freebie, but you can still get it here. I used my paint.net program to add the zebra print to the bra as well. You can see my tutorial for doing this here. I just added a couple of doodle flourishes behind the image and a bit of ribbon and inking to the edges.

I found this quote on google and put it inside. This card qualifies for the following challenges: Aly's Stampin' Challenge (distressing), City Crafter (get your digi on), Color Cue 9 (Pink, white, grey, black), Cow Girl Sunday (bling it on), Craft your Passion (Anything goes), Crafty Card Makers (use digi in unusual way), Incy Wincy (Anything goes), Inktegrity (Anything goes), Lexi's Creations (Anything Goes), My Sheri (Get well), Paper Players (anything goes), Stamp Something (pink), Wee Memories, (free 4 all)

I also wanted to show you Lindsay's two new sets! You can read more about them here.  She's been a busy gal!

Now don't forget to stop by Lindsay's blog for a freebie!

Time for your Thursday freebie! Per request, here is a Turkey! The SVG file is below. To save the digi stamp, click on the image to get the larger file, then right-click to save.