Friday, December 3, 2010

Happy Holiday Season!

Happy Holidays to you all!
I have been busy making wedding invitations for a friend and sent them all with out making a copy to show it off. I will have to wait until I get my invite to the wedding, then I will have a copy, LOL. I am getting ready for a Show on this Sunday, December 5, 2010 from 10am-2pm. I will have some pre-made gifts and cards to buy. If you are out and about come by to see me and mention this blog and receive a free gift. The place is the Italian American Club, 2333 East Sahara Ave. Hope to see you there.

My plan is to get all my projects I have been working on posted here this month. Here is some more of my 12 Gifts classes projects.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

I have been really busy!

As you can see I have been busy. I just finished these cards, 252 cards to be exact. Someone ordered all these for Christmas from me and they turned out to be more work than I thought they were going to be. I used 3 steps to create the look. The first step was Mother of Pearl, then I embossed the Camel seine and finally I sponged the color on for the sky and sand. I don't think these photos make them look as good as they do, they look so much better in person. Thank you, Thank you Gayle for helping me out! Now maybe I can get caught up on some blog postings.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Le Purse with Monogram Cards

Printed Petals & Monogram Sweet Stamp Sets
Basic Black Ink Pad
12 x 12 sheet of DSP for Purse, I used the discontinued Grooms Paper.
(I do suggest using the Specialty DSP because it is thicker or use regular card stock
with DSP on top to make it stiffer)
Cards: 4 x 3" Love Letter DSP
4 x 3" Basic Black card stock (embossed)
11 Brads to match (I used on this purse 9 pewter and 2 basic black)
1/2" Seam Binding Very Vanilla
Sticky Strip, Dimensional
1" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch
Corner Round Punch
Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder
Directions for Assembly:
Take the 12 x 12 DSP and cut down to 12 x 7. Score both sides at 5". This piece is also tapered from the score line to the top by 1/4". (I made a template first from a plan piece of card stock and at the 5" score lines I scored in between them at 2 1/2" and folded the sides flat together and placed it into the cutter and made the 1/4" taper, the taper should be at the top going in 1/4")
Sides of purse are 7 1/4" x 2 1/2" x 2 pieces and score one side at 2 1/2". At the score line make a V so that it will fold nicely. From this score line you need to taper each side by 1/8" and then score both long sides at 1/4".
Adhere sides with Sticky Strip. I put the sticky strip along the outer sides of the purse and on both sides of the 5" score lines (top and bottom) remember that you only need it on the 5" score line 2 1/2" on both sides, not the whole length.
Handles are 1" x 12" x 2pieces plus 4) 1" x 2" pieces. To cut rings you need 1 1/4" circle punch and the 1" circle punch, first cut the 1" punch out then at the hole you just created use the 1 1/4" to make rings. You will need 4 of them.
To assemble handles you will first place one on the handle pieces onto a ring by folding the end 1" around the ring attach to purse about 1" from the side and 1/4" down from the top using a brad, now take the 2" piece and fold in half and attach it to the ring and make sure that it is straight and attach it to the purse using a brad. Then follow that same steps with the other side of the handle and attach it to the same side. Then do the same for the back of the purse too.
To make the purse closure you need a piece 2" x 4 3/4" corner round all corners. Attach it to the back side of the purse with 2 brads (this piece is on the outside of the purse). Take one of the 1" circles you punched and place it on the front closure with a brad. (This DOES NOT attach to the purse front) To make the purse close use magnets one on the underside of the flap and one on the inside of the purse front. Then assemble the cards. Note that the scallop monogram is popped up.

Tami McCalla
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Le Purse with Monogram Cards

Ok I am still having a problem getting my directions to up load. If any one knows how to inset an adobe file to blogger let me know. Keep checking back in the meantime, I might figure it out.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Projects from the 12 Gifts Classes!

Purse with monogram cards.
 We have been having so much fun during the 12 Gifts Before Christmas Classes, the 4th class is this Saturday.

A few more projects from my 12 Gifts Before Christmas Class.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Thanksgiving Cards!

Original by Tami McCalla

Regional Card

Original by Tami McCalla

A Swap I received at Regional, Thank you to the card designer!

Original by Tami McCalla

Original by Tami McCalla

This was a scrapbook page we did at Regional that I changed into a card.

Original by Tami McCalla

Regional Card

Regional Card

Original by Tami McCalla

Original by Tami McCalla
I have been working hard and have my Thanksgiving Cards ready for posting! I hope you all enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed making them. Some of the cards I made are from Regional.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Halloween Cards

I have been busy making Halloween Cards this week, here are a few of them. Some of these cards are ideas from my LNS group. Thank you to all of you for the ideas.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

12 Gifts Before Christmas Classes

Tick-Tock Clock (BySandy Maciver Designs

Picture Frame and Designer Gift Bag
Stamped Art (Faux Whitewashed frame)

Napkin Rings & Gift Box with hand stamped tissue paper)
I just finished the 2nd workshop for these classes. At every class there are two projects and 6 classes in total. Here is what we have made so far.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Don't Panic!

Everything is creeping up on me, I am starting to panic and I know I shouldn't because I always manage to get it all completed. Are you wondering what I am talking about? Well, its the holidays of course. With it come card orders and holiday classes and then there is all the other holiday preparations. Wow, its only September take a deep breath I tell myself and breath, it's going to be okay there is plenty of time to get it all done.

Okay, now its your turn if you want to be ahead of the holidays it's time to start planning now. I have some wonderful ideas for gift giving, card making and of course all those holiday decorations. So, if you are interested in learning more then all you need to do is contact me 702-523-9056.

Convention Holiday Display
September Calendar

Card Club - Thursday, September 16th 7pm
Monday Madness Class - Monday, September 20th 7pm
12 Gifts Before Christmas Class - Saturday, September 25th 11 am

Monday, August 23, 2010

12 Gifts Before Christmas Classes~

Handmade gifts are the best at anytime during the year, even if you don't celebrate the Holidays these are great gifts to give anytime during the year.

This event will consist of 6 classes to complete 12 homemade gifts that you can give this holiday season. On each date you will make 2 gifts per class. The projects you will be doing will take time, so that is why there will be 6 dates for you to attend to complete all 12 gifts. All projects are gift giving worthy!

Here is a list of just some of the projects you will be making:

Napkin Rings
Monogrammed Card Sets
A Candle Gift Set
Holiday Decorations
Clock and much, much more…

Dates are September 11th, 18th – October 2nd, 9th & November 6th & 13th
Time and Location: 11am-3pm @ My Make and Take Place (Las Vegas, NV)
The cost of this event is $100.00 must be prepaid in advance.

limit 7 for this event, prepayments only to hold your spot

RSVP: or 523-9056

Please bring to all classes and workshops your Glue Runners and Refills, Bone Folders and Paper Snips. Thank you!

Here is a picture of some of the gifts from last years event.
Bracelet and Earring set
Shadow Box Art

More Gifts from last years classes...

Friday, August 6, 2010

Book A Workshop Today!

If you book a workshop and hold it during the month of August you will receive an additional $25.00 in free merchandise for all orders $350.00 or more. Also, you will receive a free tote like the one shown and supplies are limited, so when they are gone they are gone. Contact me today, 702-523-9056

Monday, July 26, 2010

I'm back from Convention!

This was one of my Shoebox swaps during out pre-convention activities.

I am back from Convention and what a week of fun and little sleep. All the great ideas, I am always amazed at how awesome other stampers projects are and what talents they have. Here is a peek of one of my projects I took with me for the shoebox swap. I will be posting more in the coming days. I just need a little time to get them all organized.

Updates Coming Soon!

2017 has been a trying year for our family, so I have put a lot of things on the back burner and my blog has been one of them. I am going to...