Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Hello There

Hello Everyone. Once again, it has been a while since I posted anything. Ever since the holiday season started it has been crazy busy here. I am sure many of you can relate to what I'm talking about; Christmas cards, shopping for gifts, making gifts, holiday decorating, classroom parties, holiday baking, etc. I realize now that one of my New Year's resolutions definitely needs to be a resolution to organize my time better.

For those of you who are checking in for new tutorials, I do plan to continue my video tutorial series on embossing soon. However, I will not have anything posted here until after New Year's. You may have noticed, from viewing my videos, that my kitchen/dining room doubles as my recording studio and with everyone home for holiday break it's pretty much impossible to "book" studio time. So please check back after the new year for some new ideas for embossing.

I do have one project that I am excited to share. First the back story: I have been wanting to try metal embossing for awhile. Well, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving Ten Seconds Studio had an 50% off sale so I decided to treat myself to an early Christmas present and order some tools and supplies. If you aren't familiar with Ten Seconds Studio here is a link. (Check out their Taco-Tuesday videos. They are a hoot.) I got the package a couple of weeks ago but just haven't had the time to play with my new "toys." But last night while I was wrapping some gifts I watched their latest video tutorial. In the video Cheryl added embossing to create an awesome mailbox. If it hadn't been 10:00 pm at night I probably would have thrown the kiddies in the car and headed down to Lowe's to pick up a mailbox to make one myself. But then I remembered I had picked up some mini mailboxes from the Dollar Spot at Target when I was out shopping earlier in the day. So here are before and after photos.

Aren't these the coolest? And so quick and easy. My head is now spinning with so many different ideas. I have definitely drank the Kool-Aid. Well, that's it for now. I gotta get back to my to-do list.

Happy Holidays to all and blessings for the New Year.


Conniecrafter said...

very cute, look forward to more video's!! Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

SuzyQ said...

What a nice find your blog and videos are! I'm not yet into scrapbooking but I do like to try my hand at making cards. Right now I'm making a few Christmas cards for next year and am looking for ideas on how to add verses (bible or other) or quotes to the inside that suit the stamping or recycled image on the front. My handwriting and printing are generally legible but quirky and I want to have a "professional" (read experienced) look, not "homemade" look to my cards. Any ideas would be welcome.

Michelle Wedemeyer said...

Hi SuzyQ,

I totally know what you mean. I'm often disappointed with the looks of my handwriting too. I guess that's why I prefer to stamp a sentiment on the inside of my cards.

There are a few stamp sets in the current Stampin' Up! catalog that may be exactly what you are looking for.

Here is a direct link to my SU! website:
Once there, click on the shop now button in the menu bar and it will take you to an online version of the catalog.

Here are the names of the sets you may be interested in:
Snow Swirled, Christ is Born, Seasons of Simple Grace, and God's Blessings. You can see images of these stamps sets by typing in the name in the search box.

Hope this helps.

Best wishes and Happy New Year to you.