Kelli Wolfel
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator (610) 323-3215

September 30, 2010

Eeek! A Spider!

I am not a big fan of spiders.  As a matter of fact, I don't know many people that are.....except when it comes to cute little Halloween spiders like this one!  I cased this card from a fellow SU! demo. The punches make a card like this a pretty easy one to complete.  If you look real close, you can see the embossed spiderweb on the striped paper.  I love that new embossing folder! Halloween is my least favorite holiday, but I must say that I enjoyed creating this card!  What do you think, isn't he cute?

September 28, 2010

Fall Fun with Cork

On Saturday, I attended my RemARKable Stampers team meeting!  What a fabulous group of women that I got to spend the day with!  Isn't this card so simple but cute?  This is one of the make and takes that we did at our meeting.  I just purchased theBig Shot die cut that includes this leaf and it is cut out in cork!  Love the texture and dimension that the cork gives to the card. And the Autumn Spice Designer Series Paper is great for Fall projects too!  Shhh.....I think we will be making a project next month at our Hostess Club using this die and the cork!  Enjoy it!

September 26, 2010

Fall Has Arrived!

Well, today in Pennsylvania it was 87 degrees!  Who would've thought that in the last week of September we would still be wearing shorts and tank tops and running the air conditioner!  Even though the temperature outside says Indian Summer, the weather inside says that fall has definitely arrived!  One of the women in my monthly hostess club asked if we could make this card at our September club night!  She got the idea from Cardmaker Magazine. We used Autumn Vine Designer Series Paper which retired last year from SU!.  Enjoy the beautiful sights that fall brings where you live! Happy Fall!

September 1, 2010

Dollar Store Decor

Hello!  It has been awhile since I have posted!  We had a wonderful 10 day vacation during the first two weeks of August and the rest of August was spent preparing for the new school year!  I am returning to my fifth grade teaching position after four years.  During those four years, I was an instructional coach in my school district.  While I loved the job, I really missed being in the classroom with the students on a daily basis.  So.....we started back to school this past Monday.  It truly feels like I was never away! I know that I am where I belong!  It just feels right!
Anyway, that explains where I've been!  I have been stamping too!  This is a project that we did at my late July Stamp Camp and at my Senior Circle class.  We made a summer flower insert and also a Christmas wreath insert.  It is a great frame to be able to change out the picture depending on the season or holiday.  The frame came from our local Dollar General store.  I am not sure where else they are located, but they just seem to have better quality items. Everyone seems to be looking for inexpensive items that they can embellish, alter, or use to add to their projects.  This frame was $1 and it came with a beautiful white ribbon.  You can't see it in the picture because I couldn't get it to stand up correctly for the picture. I have had such fun scouring the store for items, that some of my customers have asked me to have a class with those items.....I am considering Cheap to Chic as the name of the class!  What do think about that idea?