Friday, December 31, 2010

Sasya Sketches #43

Hi everybody, 
I am late to post this sketch and my card because I am still on my holiday and was busy for past two days. Sorry about that! here is the 43rd sketch from Sasya Sketches 

And here is my card based on the sketch

Here is the link to Sasya Sketches blog if you are interested in playing. And as always there is many DT inspirations on the blog and of course, there is an awesome prize for the winner. So all the best if you are taking part.

Wishing you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year 2011


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sasya Sketches #42

Morning everybody,
Today we have the 42nd sketch on Sasya Sketches challenge blog for you to play
.Here is the sketch for you.

And here is my take on the sketch

There are many DT inspiration over at Sasya Sketches Blog and there is prize pack on offer too. So if you are interested to play, please click here to go to the blog.

Have a great day!


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Taking a break!

Hi Everybody, 
Just letting know that I am taking a break for a few weeks. Going on a holiday so I will not be able to post regularly. But there will be some scheduled posts of course! When I get to the destination and get the internet connection, I will  do some photo updates :)

Wishing you and your family,

Merry Christmas 


Happy and Prosperous New Year 2011!

Have a great time during the festive season and take care of yourself and your loved ones:)

See you in the New Year :)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Sasya Sketches #41

Hi everybody,

Wednesday means another Sasya sketch. So here is sketch #41

Gorgeous sketch! Love the shape of this sketch. So here is my take on the sketch

If you are interested to participate in the challenge then click here to Sasya Sketch Challenge Blog :) There are many gorgeous cards and scrapbook page made by the other Design Team Members. And there is a bonus sketch for you if you love sketches :) And there is a prize as well for the challenge.
So give it a go and I will see you in there :)

Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Altered frame!!!!

Morning everybody, After a hot day, I had a proud moment last night when my DS Siddarth won the Academic Achievement Award at the school award night.  This is second consecutive year that he won the award. So I am a proud mother :) He also got a distinction in his guitar practical exams and 98% in his music theory. He also won a medal for his school dancing :) So, this year has been a good year for him. I can't be happier :)

I wanted to share a altered frame I made for the school for giving me the library to conduct craft class.
Here is the picture of the frame for you :)


 Here is the close up.

As you can see I love PTI's Larger than life stamp set and the coordinating die. Just gorgeous and so easy to work with. I hope the principal will like it :)

Not very long before I leave for my holiday. I have nearly packed and ready. I have so much luggage that I am not taking any of my craft stuff :(  I still have to weigh the luggages and I constantly put in and take away things from it. I will do that until I reach the check in counter I think!!!!!  Tell me, I am not the only one doing that lol!!!

Today is a nice day. Not very hot but gorgeous 31 degree celscius and I am going shopping to buy last minute gifts :) Off now. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day :)


Monday, December 13, 2010

Waltizingmouse challenge #17

Morning everybody,

Its Monday here for me and the day is hot, windy and sunny. The time is 9.45 AM now and the temperature is already 35 degree celscius! Tops redicted today to be 42 degree celscius!!!! I went out to take some photos of my card and gosh!!! it so bright that I could not open my eyes. I had to wear my sunglasses to take the photos. So the photo are not as good as it should be!

Anyway, here is the link to Waltzingmouse sketch challenge blog to see this week's sketch and if you want to play the challenge too :)

Here is my take on the sketch.

The bell is an image printed from the computer and die cut using Spellbinder label die and stamped with its compatible WMS stamp using SU's Elegant eggplant ink. The sentiment  and DSP are from PTI. Cardstock, brad and lace ribbon from SU. This card came together in 10 minutes last night. What a surprise!!!

Thanks for the lovely sketch. And have a lovely day. I am turning the A/C on now as my eyes are burning. I wish it rains and bring the temperature down but its not predicted on the weather forecast :(  I somehow have to get through this day well hydrated and in the evening there is a carol singing and awards nights at school on the school ground :( Hoping the temperature cools down by then!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, December 10, 2010

Stamp a stack......

I am a big fan of stamp set with leaves and flowers. PTI recently released a set called Larger than Life with coordinatng die for the same. I love love that set. And I so wanted to use that set but since I got my parcel very late, I had lost mojo and was bummed looking at them!!!! So to bring back my mojo, I went through the countdown post on Nicole Heady's blog. Here is the link to the countdown post. I decided to CASE her Bouquet and Banner card trio cards.
Here is my version!

I stamped a set of four cards instead of three. I also used SU's Square Lattice embossing folder on the background instead of PTI's impression plate. Also I made my own double ended banner for the sentiment. Aren't they gorgeous? I love this set and the die. Its a must have set I should say.

Anyway, my mojo is back and I have lots of ideas going on my head as I write this post. Hope I make use of this weekend and get some DT projects as well as some gifts done :)
Thanks for stopping by! And have a nice day :)


Sasya Sketches # 40

Its time again for another sketch at Sasya's sketches. Here is sketch no #40

Here is my take on the sketch. I have turned the sketch around and used it.

Love the black, cream and red combo a lot. The papers are from Stampin' Up!, the sentiment from PTI, the tag stamp is from WMS and cardstock from Stampin' Up!

If you are interested in participating, here is the link to the challenge.
There are many DT projects to inspire you and a fantastic prize too.
All the best!


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Circular Christmas card!

Morning everybody,

I have a christmas card to share but its not the regular rectangular card. 
I had a go at Waltzingmouse sketch for the first time to make this card.

I wanted to use soft colors. Not my kind of color combo but I love it. Maybe I should use more of these colors. Here is the link to WMS sketch challenge blog, if you like to participate in their sketch challenge :)

This is my first time with WMS sketch challenge and I love their sketches. 
Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, December 6, 2010

Thank You Gift Hamper!

OK, finally I have put together the gift hampers for the teachers. I thought I will get it covered by clear plastic paper but I just could not get hold of them in my town!Grrrr!!! Instead I have opaque metallic silver wrapping paper. So I took a picture of the hampers before I wrap it. Here are the hampers

Hamper #1

This hamper is for my DD Aditi's class teacher. There is a recipe box,a pen, a set of Christmas cards, coordinating tags, and a CD 2011 calendar.
Hamper #2

This one is for my DS Siddarth's class teacher. This hamper also contains the same things but just the colors are different.
Here are both the gift hampers.

And here are the thank you cards for the teacher. 

Kids will write their thank you speech inside and we as parents will have a printed one stuck inside too.
what a relief! I have completed it and all ready to go....
Now I have to pack a few more cards and tags for the librarians who kindly let me use the library for my craft class. I did not want to have a very long post, so I have schedule another post for today sharing another set of Christmas tags and cards for the librarians :)  So please do visit after couple of hours again :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Organizing smaller dies

I have been thinking a lot about organizing my smaller dies mainly PTI and Spellbinders Nesties. When I was digging a box in the garage, I found a new photo album. I decided to use it and some of my scrap papers and magnet tape to organize the dies. Here are the pictures.

My dies were in a box previously and was so hard to go through and pick what I wanted! Now its all so handy inside a photo album. Very easy to look through and take what I want. There are heaps of space left for new dies :) Similarly, I have my embossing folders and larger dies in A5 folder.

Go for a smaller photo album as the album expands when you put in the dies. I used my 100 pocket album and it is bulky when the cardstock, magnet tape and the dies are added!
Tomorrow I will share my two completed gift hampers for my kid's teachers. Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great weekend:)


Recipe Box #2

I could not do a second post as promised. Life took over by midday until last evening :(  Its Saturday morning and its only now I was able find time to write up this post. DH and kids are sleeping in. They got to sleep in on a weekend after a very very long time.
Anyway, here is the second recipe box. This is for my DS Siddarth's teacher.

Oops! I forgot to take picture of the recipe cards. I will edit and include it today. This is one of the gift in the hamper. I am hoping to put together the hamper today.

I had a hair cut yesterday after a very very long time. My hair had grown too long and was getting difficult to manage especially in the summer. So I decided to chop it down to medium length to be able to manage is easily. Here is how I look today :)
Warning: No make photos coming up! So please don't get scared lol!

Wish my hair will remain the same everyday! The hairdresser was nice. She taught me how to use the large round brush and blow dry. So I am hoping I will give my hair some extra attention it deserves :)

Thanks for stopping by

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Recipe Box #1

Morning everybody,

I have made a recipe box as one of the gift in the Thank You hamper for my DD Aditi's class teacher. She has worked really hard and lost more than 60 kgs this year and looks fit and fabulous. She goes to gym and does dieting as well. So I decided to give her a recipe box with a few of my vegetarian recipes in them and a few black cards. Here is finished box for you.

 I have combined PTI's pattern paper, recipe cards and egg box with SU stamp set to make it. The flower stamp set on the recipe cards and the "Recipes" label on the top of the box is from Waltingmouse stamps. So easy to make. One Soap opera on TV is enough to finish two boxes. I had "Days of our Lives" on TV and completed two boxes. You don't have to concentrate on those soap operas to know whats happening, you know!. Nothing actually happens in an episode lol! I actually don't follow them but I like them running on the background while I work... lol!

Will have a second post today with the other box. My camera battery ran out half way through the photo shoot.... lol!  Its hot and humid today. Hoping rain will come. Got to go now. Need to do some paper work and start packing :)

Have a great day!

Gayatri ( lost my siggy!!!!)