Thursday, December 15, 2011

Publication alert!

Good day to all and I hope your holiday season is moving fluidly forward.  Mine has had many bumps lately and I haven't even started my shopping.  But I digress.  I just thought I'd share my latest publication with you in this month's edition of Papers and Pixels, an online digital magazine.

This is an incredible magazine that runs the gamut of scrapbooking, card making, digital imagery, tutorials on Photoshop, etc.  It's the least expensive magazine available that is jam packed with information no matter what your genre -- it's only $1.00 a month!  You really should take advantage of this crisp, clean, concise tool and go sign up.  No, I don't get any royalties on it!  I just think it's a great magazine, so hop on over and sign up at Papers N Pixels and round out your paper crafting world.

Thanks for stopping by.
Ciao for now!
Ciao Bella!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A purse full of goodies...

I just thought I'd show you a little purse card holder that I made for my hairdresser.  Besides being a great hair artist, she's an incredible interior decorator as well.  I always try and make her something just a little special.  The following is this year's gift...

This little purse is made quite simply from double sided card stock (1 sheet) and a small piece of regular card stock (the flap).  I also added a handle and punched it using a Martha Stewart border punch.  For embellishments, I simply cut out some of the candy swirls from the DP and pop dotted them on the flap and added some felt holly leaves.  Here's a better view of the handle.

I also cut some of the smaller candy swirls from the DP and added them at the ends of the handle.  Inside the box (not shown) is a half dozen greeting cards and envelopes.  You can actually fit up to 10 cards and envelopes depending on the bulkiness of your cards.

Just thought you might enjoy seeing how cute the purse looks done up for Christmas.  There are so many versions of this purse, but it takes on its own personality when you change the designer paper.  Perhaps we'll do a class on this for Mother's Day.  Any takers?

Let me know what you think - I'd love to hear from you.
Ciao for now!
Ciao Bella!