31 Jul 2010

WELCOME TO THE 2nd SUDSOL BLOG TOUR

I love being a member of SUDSOL, it's a Demo Only site with all kinds of resources for Demos - new or experienced. And if you have a question you'll be sure to find an answer. I have a great Upline, but if yours has retired, or moved, or is inactive, SUDSOL is there for you.

AND I love SUDSOL Blog tours - whether I'm posting or viewing! A challenge always gets the juices flowing, and viewing others' ideas does the same! So - Welcome! Please enjoy your visit, and come back again anytime! In fact you can sign up for email notices of my updates right here on the right column. Now for the goodies:

One of my absolute favourite items in the new 2010/2011 Idea Book & Catalogue is the Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack (p. 175) available in each Colour Collection. I used one of the River Rock sheets from the Neutrals Collection for this project:
This is called a Memory Keeper and I got the idea from Gina K Designs. The box is really easy to make, I used River Rock and So Saffron card stock, decorated with the River Rock paper, and will hold 4 x 6 photos, along with the cards on which you can write your memories:
You can keep the whole set in the box (photos and card memories) or pop them into a scrapbook with your journaling all done! You could also use it for a recipe collection - complete with photos; or as a gift for someone who is about to go on a trip. I'm sure you'll think of even more ideas!

My first card uses the new stamp set "Just Believe" - I know this is going to be a 'go to' set because it has such a variety of images and sentiments that are easy to use. (The 'thinking of you' is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set). The cardstock is Basic Black and River Rock (so glad it's back, it goes with everything!!!)



And now I'm jumping right to Christmas!! I love the new stamp sets and papers this year, and for the next card I'm using the set "Greeting Card Kids" (so cute!!) and the Jolly Holiday DSP. I watercoloured the image using markers on plastic picked up with blender pens. My absolutely favourite new colour is Cherry Cobbler, and I'm so happy it's used in the Jolly Holiday paper! I also used it for the little girl's coat, hat, and leggings.     The sentiment is from the "Home for Christmas" set. The image is punched with the new 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch.

 I also used the Corner Punch and the Scallop Border Punch to give it some extra......punch......!

I consider this next card a Christmas/Holiday card as well. In fact, I absolutely adore this colour combination of Whisper White, Basic Black, and Bashful Blue for Christmas cards! I hope you like it too. The trees are from the new "Plant Hope" stamp set, and the sentiment is from the "Grateful Greetings" set.
I've added snow to the trees and ground with our white gel pen.

Finally I've used the Milk Carton die with the Big Shot to make this little collection of Christmas treats. You can fit exactly three small (and unfortunately they should always be small!) pieces of homemade fudge in each carton. Perfect for a neighbourly gift!
The cardstock is Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler, and the DSP is Jolly Holiday. I intend to add the initial of each neighbour's last name to the oval on each carton. These are quick and easy to put together, and so far everyone who sees them thinks they are pretty cute (and that's even without the fudge!!)

Thanks for visiting!

8 comments:

  1. Fabulous cards, Carol! Looking forward to the tour!

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  2. great items. Who's next on the tour??

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  3. BEAUTIFUL! would love to learn how to make the box...the christmas cards are LOVELY!

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  4. Love your Memory Keeper -- will have to case that one! Your cards are great, too. TFS

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  5. great projects Carol. It was so very nice to meet you at convention

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  6. I am so ready to do Christmas now that you have shared thiese ideas. I too love the memory keeper.

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  7. Wow I love that Memory Keeper! I may make some of those for Christmas gifts. Your work is beautiful!

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  8. WOW - very nice projects Carol. LOve them all!! TFS

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