Sunday, July 15, 2007

I'm back!

I've been MIA from my blog for a while I know, and I'm sorry! But I have finally found some time to STAMP!

Stamping has been on the back burner for me for a while, but that is all changing with the new Stampin' Up! year. The start of the new year means two things. A new catalog with lots of new stamps and accessories, AND a new opportunity to earn Stampin' Up!'s incentive trip.

This year the trip is to Hawaii! I want that trip so bad! I would love to take my husband to Hawaii and thank him for his amazing support!

Back to the stamping...

Next week I am on Holidays. I'll be going to Chicago to visit family. I made two gift items to take with me. I'd like to come up with 2 more, but I'm not sure I have time.

This one is a gift for my niece. She turned 13 on the 1st of July. This I think just suits her personality.

I figured it was about time I use this retired paper from a couple years ago. Oh, and did you notice the eyelets through the tin? That's thanks to my Crop-a-dile! It punches through these tins like they were butter!

Inside I've put a covered notebook, a matching pen and I will try to find other little goodies to include as well.

The next gift I've completed is for my mother. A few years ago she handed over her old black and white photos from when she was a kid. She said I would do something with them before she would. Well this is what I did. I sure hope she likes it.

This is a (now retired) Saddle Stitch book kit from Stampin' Up! I kept this really simple only using a bit of hodgepodge, some of my favorite Au Chocolat designer paper along with some ribbon and twill tape.

I have lots more projects in my head to work on. I'll post those when they're completed. Have a great week everyone!

1 comment:

Corinna said...

Those are beautiful, Carole - glad to see you posting again! :)