Friday, December 31, 2010

A Card Anyone Can Make


Ok, I found this image by searching google. I then printed it out on Whisper White and layered it up with Tango Tangerine and put it all on a Whisper White card. I added a scrap of Basic Black for a little depth. Ta Da! See, I told you anyone could make it.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Another New Years Quickie

For this card I used 3 stamp sets! The first was Elizabeth, next I used the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes, and finally, I added the floral to the edges using Elements of Style. The card is Whisper White with a touch of Basic Black and the ink is Stazon Jet Black.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Happy New Year!

Did you miss your Christmas card deadline or get a few from friends you had lost? Well, why not make this quick and simple card for the new year! I made this one in about 10 minutes and once you have the idea, it is easy and quick to make more.

Supplies used:
Lovely as a Tree, Seasonal Sentiments
Bayou Blue, Whisper White and Basic Black
Black marker, Baja Breezw, Always Artichoke inks
Brayer, embossing plate and post-its.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Snowman Nesting Boxes

This is a set of nesting boxes that was made for one demonstrator and given to another then shared. I have shamelessly put it here on my blog to show what a great job that was done with it. I don't know who made it, except the first name of Patti. But...enjoy!

His body is paper mache' boxes that have been covered with Deck the Halls DSP. She used Early Espresso 1-1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon for his hat band. Notice his buttons...they are the rolled roses made with the same Deck the Halls DSP. Thanks, Patti!! He has a new home and really likes it here.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Quick Thank You Card Video

After the holidays it is time to make and send out the thank you notes.

Thank You Card Quick Project Video. Click here to see the video to make this card. It uses a fun technique of Faux Silk.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Primitive Snowman

How cute is this???

Stamps
Fabulous Phrases Set
Welcome Christmas Set

Paper
Basic Black Card Stock
Cherry Cobbler Card Stock
Naturals Ivory Card Stock
Cherry Cobbler Textured Card Stock
Love Letter Designer Series Paper
Newsprint Designer Series Paper
On Board Long Board

Ink
Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
VersaMark Pad
Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Ink Refill

Accessories & Tools
Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder
Chunky Essentials Stampin' Glitter
Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter
Whisper White 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon
Linen Thread
Antique Brads
Neutrals Brads
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Mini Vintage Tags
Vintage Trinkets
Stampin' Dimensionals
1-3/4" Circle Punch
Big Shot
Scallop Circle Bigz Die
Scallop Circle #2 Bigz Die
Clear Circle Bigz Clear Die
Stars #2 Originals Die
Circles #2 Originals Die
Snowflake #2 Originals Dies
Sponge Daubers
Acrylic paint
Foam ball
Mod Podge
Wooden candlestick

Instructions
To create body:
  1. Paint candlestick using acrylic paint, and let dry. Distress with Cherry Cobbler and Soft Suede ink using Sponge Daubers. Cover candlestick with glitter.
  2. Cut "Believe" letters from Newsprint Designer Series Paper, and adhere to candlestick.
  3. Color ribbon using Cherry Cobbler ink refill, let dry, and cover with glitter.
  4. Stamp three wreath images in Crumb Cake ink on Naturals Ivory Card Stock. Ink label image using Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker and stamp over wreath images; cover with glitter, and cut out.
  5. Stamp "Joy" in Cherry Cobbler ink on Naturals Ivory Card Stock, cut out, and adhere to label using Stampin' Dimensionals; adhere rhinestone to center of "O". Cover label with glitter. Punch hole in label, and tie to candlestick using ribbon.
  6. Cut strip of Love Letter Designer Series Paper; adhere around candlestick. Cut strip of Cherry Cobbler Textured Card Stock; adhere around candlestick.
  7. Cut one scallop circle from chipboard and one scallop circle from Cherry Cobbler Textured Card Stock using Big Shot and Scallop Circle Bigz Die. Stamp wreath images in Cherry Cobbler ink around center of Cherry Cobbler Textured Card Stock scallop circle. Adhere scallop circle to chipboard. Cover with glitter.
  8. Adhere candlestick to center of scallop circle.

To create collar:

  1. Cut five scallop circles from Cherry Cobbler Card Stock using Big Shot and Scallop Circle Bigz Die. Crumple, distress, and cover with glitter. Layer Cherry Cobbler scallop circles to top of candlestick.
  2. Cut three snowflakes from Newsprint Designer Series Paper using Big Shot and Snowflake #2 Originals Die. Cut ends of snowflakes. Distress ends using Soft Suede ink and Sponge Daubers. Cover with glitter, and adhere rhinestone to end of each snowflake. Adhere snowflake ends between layers of scallop circles.
  3. Cut circle from Newsprint Designer Series Paper using Big Shot and Circles #2 Originals Die. Clip edge of circle to fray, and cover with glitter. Adhere to top of collar.
  4. Stamp "Love" in Basic Black ink in middle of Mini Vintage Tag. Cover with glitter. Remove string from tag, and tie around collar using Linen Thread.

To create head:

  1. Cover foam ball with strips of Newsprint Designer Series Paper. Cover with Mod Podge, let dry, and sponge with acrylic paint. Cover top of head with glitter.
  2. Adhere rhinestones to center of Antique Brads, and adhere to ball for eyes.
  3. Twist strip of Love Letter paper to create nose, and adhere to ball.
  4. Sponge cheeks with Cherry Cobbler ink using Sponge Dauber.
  5. Attach six Basic Black Brads to ball for mouth. Cover with glitter.
  6. Adhere snowman's head to top of candlestick.

To create top hat:

  1. Cut brim of hat from Basic Black Card Stock using Big Shot and Clear Circle Bigz Clear Die. Cover with Mod Podge, shape, and let dry. Cover with Chunky Essentials and Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter.
  2. Cut large scallop circle from Cherry Cobbler Card Stock using Big Shot and Scallop Circle #2 Bigz die. Crumple, distress, and cover with glitter. Cut circle 1/2" smaller than scallop circle shape from Newsprint Designer Series Paper using Big Shot and Circles #2 Originals Die. Clip edge of circle to fray, and cover with glitter. Layer distressed scallop circle and frayed circle on hat brim.
  3. Cut rectangle strip from Basic Black Card Stock (approx. 4-3/4" x 2-3/4"), and punch circle from Basic Black Card Stock using 1-3/4" Circle Punch. Create cylinder from rectangle strip; adhere ends together. Adhere circle to top of hat, and cover with glitter.
  4. Adhere strip of Love Letter Designer Series Paper (4-3/4" x 1/2") around bottom of hat. Stamp "Dreams" and "Wishes" in Basic Black ink on Naturals Ivory Card Stock. Cut into pennants. Adhere to hat in "v" pattern.
  5. Cut strip of Love Letter Designer Series Paper (approx. 5" x 3/4"). Cover with glitter. Score and fold accordion style, and adhere ends together to create rosette. Distress edges of folds using Soft Suede ink and Sponge Daubers. Cut star from Love Letter Designer Series Paper using Big Shot and Stars #2 Originals Die. Adhere rhinestone to center of Vintage Trinkets brad, and adhere to center of star. Cover star, brad, and rhinestone with glitter. Adhere to center of rosette. Adhere rosette to hat.
  6. Adhere top of hat to brim. Where hat meets brim, cover with line of glitter.
  7. Adhere hat to snowman's head.





Saturday, December 25, 2010

Tags til Christmas

This is like a card I made for the Chattanooga regional last year. I used the lone pine tree from Lovely as a Tree to look like the branches. Then I stamped the ornament from the Tags til Christmas set. I stamped the sentiment at the bottom of the card, did a few layers of card stock and out popped this beautiful Christmas card.

If all goes well, I will be flying home tomorrow from my 1st ever tropical Christmas. I know it is always tropical in Australia and I wanted to try it out for myself.

Friday, December 24, 2010

A Visit from St. Nick


Another 5 minute or less card. If you have all the supplies at your finger tips then you can do it too! I used the Tags til Christmas set with Real Red and Whisper White card stock and the 2 tag punches.

I hope you had a visit from St. Nick last night and that all your holiday wishes came true for you this year!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Candy Cane Christmas




This is a really quick card to make. I based it on the Candy Cane Christmas DSP. It just came together in about 5 minutes.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Deck the Halls


This card uses the Deck the Halls DSP for the background as well as the Ornament & Decorative Label Punches. The colors are Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler and Early Expresso. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Northern Hearts


I quickly made this card using one of the level 1 hostess sets called Northern Hearts. It is in the current mini catalog. It has some pretty snowflakes in it so I made a nice snowflake card. I used the Shimmery White card stock along with Night of Navy. The ink is Marina Mist and the ribbon is Bashful Blue.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Jolly Old Saint Nick ornament


I also got this idea from Becky Roberts. Thank goodness for other creative and generous demonstrators.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Comfort and Joy

This card/project comes from Becky Roberts blog.


Card stock: Baja Breeze, Real Red, Whisper White and Candy Cane Christmas Designer Series Paper
Stamp Set: Word Play, Tiny Tags
Accessories: Ornament Punch, 1-3/8" Square Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Tiny Tag Punch, Real Red Satin Ribbon, Real Red 1/8" Satin Ribbon, Petals A Plenty Embossing Folder and the Big Shot, pearls, jingle bell

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Greeting Card Kids

Again, as I am traveling I will be borrowing a few ideas to get me through the holiday season. I know you will enjoy them as much I do! These ideas are taken from the Stampin' Success magazine that demonstrators get each month in the mail.

Stamps Greeting Card Kids Set
Scenic Season Set

Paper
Baja Breeze Card Stock
Early Espresso Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock

Ink
Baja Breeze Classic Stampin' Pad
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
Jet Black StazOn Pad
Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Marker
Marina Mist Stampin' Write Marker
Real Red Stampin' Write Marker
Wild Wasabi Stampin' Write Marker
Frost White Shimmer Paint
Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz
White Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen

Accessories & Tools
Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
Marina Mist 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon
Stampin' Dimensionals
Brayer
Scallop Trim Corner Punch
1-1/4" Circle Punch
Big Shot
Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impression Embossing Folder

Friday, December 17, 2010

Jolly Old Saint Nick


I absolutely love this stamp set. It just reminds me of days gone by with the older looking images. Here is a wonderfully simple card done with the Santa picture. The supplies used here are: Old Olive, Real Red, and Jolly Holiday DSP. The ink is Basic Black and it has been softly water colored. The ribbon is again the Real Red seam binding. It features a glittery brad over a stamped image for the "big" brad look. This came from the Create with Connie and Mary website...their Holiday Edition. I really enjoyed their membership and they will be doing it again in the spring.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Postcard

I made this beautiful card using the Christmas Postcard stamp. It is one of those new single stamps that Stampin' Up! has been offering. I kept it very simple by not coloring it this time. The card is Cherry Cobbler with Early Expresso, Crumb Cake, Whisper White and DSP. The ribbon is from the new mini catalog and it is Cherry Cobbler seam binding.

Well, we have had quite a week at our house. I am determined not to let the holidays stress me out. I don't think that is the intention of them and I feel that if I am too stressed out then I must have lost the true meaning of Christmas.

That being said, my oven went out on me on Monday evening while I was trying to prepare dinner. My hubby came home and took it apart and found the bad piece but it was too late to get it. He went to get one on Tuesday and they did not have one. He called another place and was assured of getting it by 2:30 Wednesday.

Ok, on Sunday I invited my family over for a little early Christmas festivities because we are leaving town on Saturday and so is our youngest child. I am supposed to bake cookies with my 5 year old granddaughter and then cook a warm supper because we have been having record low temps for the last 2 weeks including today (Wednesday)

I got home and my hubby was relaxing in his big comfy chair and the oven was fixed! A few minutes later the kids started arriving. We baked cookies and I fixed 2 favorite dinners (I had to use what I did not get to cook on Monday) and we all ate. Then we found out that the roads were iced and now we have 3 adults, 2 children and a dog all spending the night with us! Well, we had a great dinner, shared some presents, sat by the warm fire and everyone slept over.

Thank goodness for the rain and warm weather, now everything is back to normal after a 2 hour delay to schools and businesses. We in Atlanta are not equipped to handle snow or ICE!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Bright Christmas

This is a simple and yet striking card that was easy to do. I used the new set, Bright Christmas to stamp the sentiment. I then layered it with Garden Green and again with Whisper White. The inks are Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green. I think the mini pearls just finishes this card.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tags Til Christmas

This card reminds me of the year I wrapped all of our packages in brown mailing paper. I then hand tied burgundy or forest green velvet bows on every package. Needless to say, it took a long time to do. I then went out and ran some errands only to come home and see that NONE of the tape held! I had to use the glue gun to re-wrap every gift.

For this card I used Crumb Cake, Whisper White card stock. The card was distressed with Chocolate Chip ink and the tag was colored using Old Olive and Chocolate Chip markers. The ribbon is the new Cherry Cobbler seam binding.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Hanukkah Card

I had a friend ask me for a card for a Jewish friend and her only requirement was that the card not say "Merry Christmas." I do not have any Jewish stamp sets so I set about to make this dreidel card. I used different blues that matched the retired DSP that I had on hand.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Ginger Bread House


I recently paid and played along with Create with Connie and Mary for their annual Holiday Edition and these gals made some wonderful projects. If you pay to follow, you get a password
AND directions to all their posts. They do this for all kinds of events so check their blog here. This is one of their fantastic projects and I will be sharing more this week as I play more "catch-up" before my big trip.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Loads of Love


My friend, Theresa, has been in love with this truck stamp since she first saw it 5 years ago! So she has been wanting to use it for her card. She always does a photo card and this is her card for the year. Her whole family loved it. We used Poppy Parade and Garden Green card stocks and Stazon black for the ink. Thanks for letting me share it my friend!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Naughty or Nice?



My stampers and I also made these little candy stacks with the wonderful mini cellophane bags. They hold these perfectly as well as other small candies. I kept this one simple as we also made a Christmas card. The tag was stamped using the Tags til Christmas set. I am planning to drop these off with my co-workers so I have several more to make. But aren't they cute?

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Tags

Ok, so did I mention that I was recently published in Stampers Sampler Take Ten magazine??? Well, I got 3 of my submissions published in the Winter issue!!! I was so excited. Then as I was browsing it I found these tags. Well, I was inspired to make them with my stampers group this past Tuesday night. Everyone loved them and I know who I am going to give them to already. We used Crumb Cake, Whisper White and the Jolly Holiday DSP. I love their simplicity.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Big Shot Snowman


I guess living in the South and not seeing much snow at all, we all just love Snowmen. This one is no exception and very easy to make. Why not try your hand at making one today?

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Dasher card

I love this Dasher stamp. It is a fun single stamp that you can use for all your Christmas cards. This one is done with:
Stamps:
Dasher
Card Stock: Whipser White, Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
DSP, RibbonScalloped Border punch and Dimensionals

Monday, December 6, 2010

Greeting Card Kids tag

I found this beautiful tag while surfing some of my favorite sites. This one was done by Andrea Walford. She is a demonstrator in Canada and does some fantastic work! I am including the supplies she used in case you may want to CASE it yourself.

Supplies:
Stamps: Greeting Card Kids
Paper: Whisper White CS, Chocolate Chip DP, Baja Breeze CS, Old Olive CS, Real Red CS, Bristle Board Vellum
Ink: Early Espresso, Creamy Caramel (retired), Basic Black, Pacific Point, Garden Green, Bravo Burgundy Classic ink, Staz-On, Various re-inkers
Other: Multi-purpose adhesive, Early Espresso 5/8″ Satin Ribbon, White gel pen, Basic Pearls, Scallop Edge border punch, Eyelet border punch, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stamping Sponges, 1/2″ circle punch Other: Brown paper Lunch bags, 3/8″ hole punch, Corner punch, Coluzzle oval cutter ( you can use the scallop oval die…the center part from SU)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Holly Jolly card


Stamps
Bright Christmas Set
Day of Gratitude Set

Paper
Always Artichoke Card Stock
Very Vanilla Card Stock

Ink
Always Artichoke Classic Stampin' Pad

Accessories & Tools
Linen Thread
Deck the Halls Designer Fabric
Deck the Halls Big Designer Buttons
Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware
Pearl Basic Jewels
Stampin' Dimensionals
1" Circle Punch
Big Shot
Pennant Bigz XL Die

Instructions
  1. Stamp medallion image and sentiment in Always Artichoke ink on Always Artichoke card.
  2. Punch circle from Very Vanilla Card Stock using 1" Circle Punch, and adhere to back of Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware 1" circle holder.
  3. Tie Linen Thread to one side of Hodgepodge Hardware circle holder, wrap around front of card, and tie to other side of circle holder. Adhere Hodgepodge Hardware to card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  4. Cut five scallop circles from Deck the Halls Designer Fabric using Big Shot and Pennant Bigz XL Die. Fold four circles in half, then fourths, and lay them on fifth scallop circle as shown. Stitch pieces together around center of circle. Adhere to Hodgepodge Hardware circle holder.
  5. Adhere Pearl Basic Jewels to Always Artichoke Big Designer Button. Adhere button to card.


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Be Merry card


Stamps Jolly Jingles Stampin' Around Jumbo Wheel

Paper
Always Artichoke Card Stock
Very Vanilla Card Stock
On Board Long Board

Ink
Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Marker

Accessories & Tools
Deck the Halls Designer Fabric
Big Shot Fabric Adhesive
Antique Brads
Big Shot
Alphabet Simple Letters Bigz Die Set
Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die
Sewing machine and thread

Instructions
  1. Cut rick rack trim from Always Artichoke Card Stock using Big Shot and Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die, and adhere to Always Artichoke card.
  2. Iron Big Shot Fabric Adhesive to Deck the Halls Designer Fabric.
  3. Cut "M" from On Board Long Board and Deck the Halls Designer Fabric using Big Shot and Alphabet Simple Letters Bigz Die.
  4. Peel backing paper off fabric "M," and adhere to chipboard "M" using iron. Adhere "M" to card front.
  5. Color "Merry" portion of Jolly Jingles Stampin' Around Jumbo Wheel using Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Marker, and stamp on Very Vanilla Card Stock. Cut into banner shape, and curl slightly. Attach Antique Brad to banner. Sew left end of banner to card, and secure right end using adhesive.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Big Shot Flower Shirt -Not Just for Cards


Accessories & Tools Big Shot
Flower Folds Bigz XL Die
Needle and thread

Click here to go to the quick project video.

Instructions
  1. Cut flowers from fabric using Big Shot and Flower Folds Bigz XL Die.
  2. Sew flowers to shirt using needle and thread.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Welcome Christmas


Stamps Bells & Boughs Set
Contempo Christmas Set
Notably Ornate Set
Welcome Christmas Set

Paper
Crumb Cake Card Stock
Very Vanilla Card Stock
Early Espresso Textured Card Stock
Watercolor Paper

Ink
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad
Chocolate Chip Craft Stampin' Pad
Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Marker
Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker
Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint

Accessories & Tools
Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder
Fine Galaxy Stampin' Glitter
Old Olive 5/8" Satin Ribbon
Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim
Antique Brads
Pearl Basic Jewels
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Stampin' Dimensionals
Aqua Painter
Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch
Sponge Daubers

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Jodi-Danielle Kutz's Poinsettia Card


Stamps Bells & Boughs Set

Paper
Early Espresso Card Stock
Cherry Cobbler Textured Card Stock
Early Espresso Textured Card Stock
Regals Patterns Designer Series Paper
Watercolor Paper
Medium Very Vanilla Envelopes

Ink
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
Jet Black StazOn Pad
Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Marker
Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker

Accessories & Tools
Fine Galaxy Stampin' Glitter
Chantilly 1/2" Crochet Trim
Antique Brads
Pearl Basic Jewels
Aqua Painter
Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch
Big Shot
Scallop Rectangle Clearlits Die
Sponge Daubers
Stamping Sponges

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tags and Envelope


Stamps Tags til Christmas set

Paper
Crumb Cake Card Stock
Very Vanilla Card Stock

Ink
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad

Accessories & Tools
Deck the Halls Designer Fabric
Big Shot Fabric Adhesive
Crop-A-Dile
Big Shot
Scallop Envelope Bigz Die
Sewing machine and thread

Instructions
  1. Iron Big Shot Fabric Adhesive to Deck the Halls Designer Fabric.
  2. Cut envelopes from Crumb Cake Card Stock and Deck the Halls Designer Fabric using Big Shot and Scallop Envelope Bigz die.
  3. Peel backing paper off fabric envelope and iron onto card stock envelope.
  4. Sew bottom flap of envelope using sewing machine and thread. Assemble envelope.
  5. Punch hole in top of envelope using Crop-A-Dile. Thread a small piece of Deck the Halls Designer Fabric through hole, and tie.
  6. Stamp sentiment five times in Cherry Cobbler ink on Very Vanilla Card Stock, and punch out using Decorative Label Punch. Place tags in envelope.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Believe Card 3x3


Stamps Northern Hearts Set
Peaceful Season Set
Jolly Jingles Stampin' Around Jumbo Wheel

Paper
Crumb Cake Card Stock
Very Vanilla Card Stock
Cherry Cobbler Textured Card Stock
Pear Pizzazz Textured Card Stock

Ink
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad
VersaMark Pad
Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker

Accessories & Tools
Deck the Halls Designer Fabric
Vintage Trinkets
Stampin' Dimensionals
Decorative Label Punch
Sewing machine and thread
Crochet thread

Instructions
  1. Stamp snowflake images in Cherry Cobbler ink on Cherry Cobbler card.
  2. Using zigzag stitch, sew Deck the Halls Designer Fabric to card.
  3. Punch out label from Pear Pizzazz Textured Card Stock using Decorative Label Punch. Adhere label to card using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  4. Stamp dove in VersaMark ink on Very Vanilla Card Stock. Cut out, and adhere to label using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  5. Color "Believe" portion of Jolly Jingles Stampin' Around Jumbo Wheel using Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker, and stamp on Crumb Cake Card Stock. Cut out, and adhere to card.
  6. Tie crochet thread through Vintage Trinket button, and adhere to card.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Friend Gift Tag


Stamps Calendar Alphabet & Numbers Set
Northern Hearts Set
Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Lower Set

Paper
Crumb Cake Card Stock
Real Red Card Stock
Very Vanilla Card Stock
Blushing Bride Patterns Designer Series Paper
Newsprint Designer Series Paper

Ink
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad

Accessories & Tools
Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
2-Way Glue Pen
Crop-A-Dile
Scallop Trim Border Punch
Big Shot
Table Setting Bigz XL Die
Stamp-a-ma-jig
Crochet thread

Friday, November 26, 2010

My Digital Studio Recipe Card


Here is another great idea for the My Digital Studio from Stampin' Up! that is 1/2 off until November 30th. How about recipe cards? I found this great one the other day and I am planning a recipe book for my children that I can add to each year. Isn't this one great done by lucia. Just another wonderful way to take your scrapping and stamping to a new level.

BTW, I am now working 2 jobs in my nursing and I am also sooo busy for this week that I am borrowing some wonderful ideas from Stampin' Up! to share with you for the next few days until I can play "catch-up." Please enjoy and I will see you soon!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Spectacular Sale

At this time of the year, from November 22-30, 2010, Stampin' Up! is offering a wonderful sale and it is just in time for the holidays! But you only have until November 30th to take advantage of this sale. Click here to see all the wonderful sales and then you can go to my website to order online or email me to add your order to mine. I will be ordering on Nov 30th and if we reach the $150 amount there will be no shipping (woo hoo, save another 10%). I will need to hear from you by 6 p.m. to take advantage of the sale.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Decor Elements...Hem your Blessings


I saw this in the Decor Elements catty and knew I wanted to add it to my collection for the fall. I love the saying...."hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don't unravel." I have been an avid seamstress since I was a young thing. I know the value of a stitch in time, so why not the value of thankfulness? I used En Francois for the background and used my stamp-a-ma-jig to get it lined up just right.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Watercolored Thanksgiving


This card was done using my watercolor paper and the wonderful watercolor crayons. The stamp set is Autumn Harvest. The DSP is from the wonderfully thick Autumn Spice in the new mini catalog. I truly hope you will have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving and that you will be able to spend time with family and friends from near and far.

Monday, November 22, 2010

My Thanksgiving Ode to Punches


Now this is a silly one I will admit but I am thankful Stampin' Up! punches and all the creative things you can do with them. They are not just for plain punching. You can also use them to make some fun figures like this turkey. This will be part of my upcoming Technique class on November 3oth.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Don't Forget to Give Thanks


Well, we are on the down hill slope to Thanksgiving and the following Christmas holidays with all the busyness of the holidays! I hope that you will all take time out from your busy schedules to stop and give thanks to the ones who matter most to you. I thank my God for all the blessings and talents he has given me. I also want to say thanks to my family and friends for all they do for me in uncountable ways. You all are the best!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Thank You Card


I hope you are not tired of this same set but I have another great card from it. I sure hope this set makes the big catalog next year because it is so versatile. This card uses Soft Suede, Early Expresson, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizazz and Very Vanilla. I used the Build-A-Brad to make the matching brad in the center.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Gratitude Card


Again I have used the Day of Gratitude set. I have to admit it was not my top choice from the mini catalog but after seeing so many samples done with it I decided to get it. Well, now that I have used it, I love it! This card is done using Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip and Always Artichoke. The brad in the center is a retired element from earlier this year.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

My Thanksgiving Wall Decor


I made this a couple of years ago but it is worth sharing again. It certainly puts a smile on my face each year when I pull it out to hang. It just shouts fall and Thanksgiving and all things beautiful. I made it using a decor element from Stampin' Up! It was quick and easy. I took a 12 x 12 piece of DSP and cut it to fit the shadow frame then quickly added the decor element. The fall pieces are dried, of course, so it is always fresh.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Gratitude Card


I have made a lovely card to share with you today. Again I used the Day of Gratitude set. The colors are very fallish, especially as you look around Atlanta right now. The card is Old Olive and I ran it through the Big Shot using the Vintage Wallpaper embossing plate. The layers are Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard and Pear Pizazz with Whisper White as well. Don't you just love the new Decorative label punch? See you tomorrow for some more ways to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Thanksgiving...The Forgotten Holiday


What is the forgotten holiday? Well, by the looks of the stores and retailers and many homes I would have to say that it is Thanksgiving. It has been totally skipped! The retailers have skipped straight from Halloween to Christmas. I say NO! We must take back our Thanksgiving and look back and give thanks for all that we have been blessed with another year!

I am going to be doing Thanksgiving cards and projects from now until Thanksgiving day. Join me here daily for a new project that features the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Day of Gratitude
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Autumn Spice and Regal DSP packs
Ink: Early Expresso, More Mustard and Old Olive
Accessories: Mustard brads, Decorative label punch

Monday, November 15, 2010

Holiday Bundles


Have you seen the special Holiday Bundle packages that Stampin' Up! has put together this year? For a limited time only you can get a few supplies at a Big savings? Who doesn't want to save money? Click here to see the holiday bundle specials and then while you are there you can order on my website. Don't forget to check out the specials on the Clearance rack while you are there.

Stamps
• Fabulous Phrases
• Jolly Bingo Bits*

Paper
• Blushing Bride Card Stock
• Whisper White Card Stock
• Wild Wasabi Textured Card Stock

Ink
• Baja Breeze Stampin’ Write Marker®
• Basic Gray Stampin’ Write Marker
• Wild Wasabi Stampin’ Write Marker

Accessories
• Blushing Bride 1/2” Stitched-Poly Ribbon
• Rhinestone Basic Jewels
• Stampin’ Dimensionals®
• Small Heart Punch
• Stamp-a-ma-jig®

*From the 2010 Holiday Mini; contact me to get your copy!


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Pin Cushion



This is the cutest pin cushion jar. There is no sewing and very little gluing. These are very quick and easy and adorable. This is a 4 ounce jelly jar. We put some batting between the fabric and the jar flat. We then "stuffed" it up into the jar ring. We did end up using a little glue to hold the fabric to the jar ring.....but not much. We glued on red rick rack. Be sure to check out the new Big Shot die, Tasteful Trims, so you can cut your own rick rack or other trims. You can find the fabric and the die in the new Holiday Mini Catalog that started on September 1st.

This project came from Mega Stampin Studio.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Cuff & Brooch


Our new Deck the Halls Designer Fabric opens up so many options for creating all kinds of vintage-looking, handmade home d├ęcor and gifts for Christmas! This cunning little cuff and brooch is a cinch to throw together using our Circles #2 Bigz Die, Perfect Setting Bigz XL Die, and Whisper White 5/8” Satin Ribbon. It’s just one example of how quickly you can create ingenious keepsakes your entire Christmas gift list.