December 18, 2010

Special Thanks!

A very Special THANKS to three awesome women who have joined my Stampin' Up! team.. They signed under me during the Demonstrator kit sale. Thank you to  Kim Elmore, Catherine Knittel, and Carol Farnsworth.
All are so creative, and they work with 4-H groups, elderly care groups, and church groups as well.. A wonderful way to share ideas and the love of crafting with others.. spending a couple of hours together builds great friendships. LOOKING forward to working with them & learning from them as well.

Wishing All A Vey Merry Christmas!

 May you all be blessed with this Christmas wish.. enjoy  family and friends, have a safe and healthy holiday season



and don't forget,
the reason
for the season,


Keep Jesus in your heart all year long!
God bless you all!



Thanks to all my friends & family for always supporting me in everything I believe in and do, I value each and everyone of you!

Christmas Workshops

 Christmas Workshop

We made four projects and on the second day made a HOUSE!!

We had so much fun.

The Victorian Christmas cone is so elegant, filled with almonds or candy.



 The Gingerbread house using the build a house in the holiday mini.. this was such a treat to watch everyone create their very own unique house.. here is mine, more to post.
 Victorian girl Christmas card decked out with glitter, and satin ribbon.


They enjoyed making this card.





 The modern card, with it's sleek lines, is made using designer series paper, stamp set, and crystal to top the tree. elegant.

Christmas tree gift tag, quick and easy to make to tie onto packages.
Side view of the house, complete with icicles made using crystal effects and glitter.
I even stamped images into the windows of vellum, topped it onto a piece of glass and added snow..

Fall- workshop

 Fall workshop
Had fun making these paper pumpkins from strips of paper fastened together with grommets, attached stamped leaves, and real leaves, buttons & paper twirls..




 Give Thanks banner

using the lots of tags die by Sissix

 Paper bag decorated and filled with popcorn-great at the table for Thanksgiving.











Small & big paper pumpkin.. 

all Stampin' Up! paper and stamps.

November 4, 2010

Halloween cards and more.

 Holiday tags, and a birthday card for my brother..
I loved the Halloween stamp set "Wicked Cool"
Gift enclosures wishng all a Happy Halloween

Decorated gift bags for the kids with all of their treats inside. Loved making the gift tags!

Door decoration using the new "Letterpress plates"

 Abrianna 3rd Birthday Card. Using "My Digital Studio", designed, printed, cut out and mounted onto card stock.


Inside of the card.
Yes, this is a MAN dressed up as a HOTDOG, my husband, nickname, WEINNIE! Complete with mustard on his legs & face. ONLY Reno!!! LOL
The kids love him at school.

Los Banos Quilt Show-Pacheco Pass Quilt Guild

 Me with my wallhanging, "Home-looking out Midway Road" a view out towards the mountains, (Los Banos). My hometown.
 Darla, with her beautiful wallhanging of hand-beaded flowers.
Anne Wilson's seascape wallhanging, beaded, and quilted.. beautiful!

Pat with all of her beautiful fabric that she brought to the show to sell, we just love seeing those PINK bags, filled with Kaffee Fasset fabric and so much more.

 Here is my one and only big quilt that I have finished this year, it is a special pattern from Paradise Quilts in Clovis, CA.. I just loved using all of my fabrics.
 Beautiful quilt and display, Eileen Vaughn's quilt, love the colors!

Christine Arbrua's Butterfly quilt.

Kaffee Fasset fabric, creation by Carolyn Teichiera, beautiful.

 Christmas tree, flannel quilt done in raw edge, by Susan Bannister, so warm and ready for the season ahead.
Blue and white quilt, love this, artist??

 This won BEST of show, Karen Bonillas, absolutely beautiful, king size quilt.
Lady Bugs, LADY BUGS, everywhere, made by Faye. My nieces favorite.

Wacky Christmas Trees
Made by Karen Bonillas.


Appliqued Christmas Quilt, adorable, each block a masterpiece.

This black, red quilt is so stunning, made quite a statement in the show.

Appliqued pumpkins, adorable table topper or wallhanging. Perfect for Fall!

This is a beautiful color combination of a sampler block quilt.We all had a great time. Thanks to Stephanie Austin and her group in the kitchen our luncheons were awesome. Hats off to Judy, Darla, Susie, Kim, Faye, and all who participated and all who help hang and take down the show. A special thanks to all of the guys who helped. Ralph Wilson you are a gift to our guild making all of our new quilt racks, thanks!  See you all next year, get to sewing!!!

Quilt Show in Los Banos

 These are some cards that I made for the quilt show in Los Banos sponsored by the Pacheco Pass Quilters.


I used the "Green house Gala" Designer series paper and some cardstock, ribbons, punches
and of course GLITTER!






 This is what my booth looked like, with a display board of cards from the past, as well as new.
Displays of cards & more.

 A stand filled with "Delicious & to Die For" cards. These came out adorable in different colors using our new "In" colors
Big Shot flower pins.

And of course my delicious "Biscotti by Auntie B.B." biscotti, four flavors to choose from.
you can order anytime, email: nosemartinelli@sbcglobal.net

Since it was a quilt show, these cards were perfect. stamp set "Puns from the past"
layered with ribbon, lace, pins, & buttons.. Love'em!
Baby gift enclosures-set of four.
And for the knitters, which there was a yarn booth, I made some knitting cards, labels and gift enclosures.

Set: "Hand-knit"     So much fun for ewe to create with!
Baby onsies decorated, with bands, and handmade bags & gift tag.

A perfect gift just waiting to be given for that special little one!

FLOWER CARD WORKSHOP

 
 Flower card Workshop

Loved this hydrangea stamp "Because I care" you can earn this by being a hostess..
This wedding card was created by using the "Punch Potpourri" STAMP set.

Black & white paper, and black ink-so elegant

there are matching punches to this set and the stamp set is also a hostess gift that can be earned.

"Friends Never Fade" stamp set & "Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper
So simple, brown & turquoise and river rock paper too!









We all had a great time creating & visiting!