Monday, October 8, 2012

Not So Secret Sister Gifts

The girls that I scrapbook with have a monthly gift exchange and we call it "Not So Secret Sister". There are 8 of us and we each choose a month where we make 8 idenctical gifts and either send them or deliver them to each of us 8 girls. Now we used to call it "Secrect Sister" because we didn't know who had what month but now when we get together we just pick our months and everyone knows who has what month. Anyway.........I thought I'd show you what I made for my "Not So Secrect Sister" gift. My month was October and here's what they got:

The first thing I made was a dry erase board from a 11 x 14 frame. I was a Michaels and I found these frames on a close out for only $4 each so couldn't just pass them up. I had found an idea a long, long time ago somewhere on the internet where they made these and I printed it out and copied the design but I didn't write down who it came from so if you know who it is, please let me know and I can give them credit for this great idea!!!

Here's a gift bag I made using the new Cricut Artiste cartridge from Close to My Heart. I made the face from that and just put orange cardstock onto the bag and added the face and topped it off with a bow using some of our brand new black stripped ribbon!

Inside this cute little gift bad was this very, very cute wall hanging that I copied from Pinterest. I also used a varitey of shapes from the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge and a ton of punches that I had from various companies.

The picture just does not do this much justice, it is way cuter in person but you can get the idea just how cute it can be!

All of the girls really liked the gifts and I was very proud to give them to them! So thanks to all the great creative minds out there that came out with the original ideas for us copy queens! LOL

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Friend Mini Album

What can you do with this?

Make an album out of it!

Isn't this soooo cute? I thought so but then again I am biased! I have some very good friends that I scrapbook with and we were meeting for a scrapbooking weekend and I wanted to make them a special treat because I value their friendship and this is what I came up with!

I used up some old retired paper and made 6 of these books one for each girl. I used the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge to make the flowers. I pinched each of the petals together at the end so that they look more 3 dimensional.

Hope you like it!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

NEW Stamp of the Month!

Wow is time flying or what? It's already October and with a new month once again comes a new Stamp of the Month! This time around it's a Christmas set which should make you start thinking about Christmas cards!!

The BEST part about this stamp set is that it couples with the brand new Cricut Artiste cartridge from Close to My Heart! Every time you see a line around and image it means that our Cricut cartridges will cut that very design out for you!

Don't be like me and wait to start your Christmas cards until two weeks before Christmas, order your set today and start making those cards now! I can see hundreds of possibilities with this set from cards to scrapbook layouts to some very cute gift tags! My friend Sheri is doing a demo board using this great set so make sure you check back to see what she created using this fantastic set!

This set is only available until October 31st so click here to order your very own set. You can purchase this at full retail price or with a $50 order this great set can be yours for only $5!