Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Canon Selphy

Look at this tiny photo printer! This will be perfect for taking on my scrapbook weekends. I saw a video tutorial on Scraptime about this little photo printer. She did such a good job explaining all the qualities of the printer, that I bought one! I found it on Amazon.com (59.99 for the printer and 29.95 for the 4x6 paper and color ink to print 108 photos). Merry Christmas to me! I wouldn't say it is a good printer for printing large quantities of photos, but I bought it for other reasons. I like the variety of printing options this printer offers. I like the fact that I can print photos smaller than 4x6. (I am always chopping my photos down for scrapbooking, plus I wanted to do more with mini scrapbooks and smaller photos would work well for these). I also liked the fact that the Canon Selphy offers the choice of printing in color, black and white or sepia. And I also like the fact that I can bring it with me to my scrapbook weekends. You can see in the picture how compact it is. It will print with or without my computer. It does come with software for your computer and that offers more options for printing. You can add graphics, words, frames or calendars with the software. In a matter of minutes I made this calendar for J. yesterday. Nothing fancy because he will be taking it to work and it will be hanging in the factory. But it was very quick and easy. I used my bind-it-all to bind it together. I think there will be tons of options with this printer. I love it already. I will be working on some more projects.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Just Chillin'

I made these hand sanitizer packages for my craft shows. These also made nice gifts for my friends at work. I used my Cricut to make the cute little penguins and the words using the cartridge "Create a Critter". The small hand sanitizer bottles are from Bath and Body.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Snowman Candy Bars

Here was a project I made for my craft shows and for my last workshop. I think I found this project on Splitcoast Stampers (but not sure where). I used chocolate candy bars, wrapped in a white wrapper. These were perfect for this project. I found these at Walmart. The rest is pretty simple. I just wrapped white cardstock around the candy bar. The hat is cut from black paper and then run through the paper crimper. The piece of holly was cut on my Cricut using the cartridge "Joys of the Season". The eyes and buttons were punched with the 1/2 inch circle punch. I made the smile using a 1 1/2 inch circle paper punch. (This is a double punch technique. First punch a half a circle out of black and then slide the punch in the same punched hole, just move it in a little further and punch a small sliver - that makes the smile). I used a white gel pen for some accents. A little red "wrinkle ribbon" tied around the snowman makes the scarf.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Holiday Recipe Books

Well, I wish I could say I've been super busy and that is why I haven't been posting anything lately, but that is just not the case. The truth is, I have been super lazy!! Now that I am done with craft shows and workshop/classes, I just have been enjoying "lounging" on my couch (with my computer checking out other blogs!). I do have a few pictures from some of my last craft show projects. Here are some pictures of some holiday recipe books I made. These were just index card books I found at back to school time and thought these would be cute little holiday books. I sold these for $5 each. Now that I am looking for little family or work gifts, I wish I would have bought more (I only bought 4 of them and they sold right away at the craft show). There is always next year! Thanks for checking in. Hopefully, I will be back posting again on a more regular basis. TTFN! Edited for comments: I found these index card books at Meijer. These books came in two different colors (when I found them, there might have been more colors).