Wednesday, November 26, 2008

HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA SALE! ENDS Monday, December 1st SAVE up to 50% off select Stampin’ Up! bundled product.

Or CLICK HERE to download the flyer of bundled product available only until December 1st (or while supplies last!).

Be sure to order via my website at to get the lowest pricing for shipping. Have fun and happy shopping!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Holiday Frame Idea

Supplies Used:
Stamp set: Season of Joy
Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Textured Real Red & Chocolate Chip, Ski Slope Designer Paper
Ink: Baja Breeze
Punches: Designer Label, 1" Circle, 1 1/38 Circle, Corner Rounder
Embellishments: Ice Circle Rhinestone Brads, 2 way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Directions:1. Paint the unfinished frame with Craft paint or Craft Ink, Let dry. 2. Apply Mono Multi to frame, lay the Ski Slope paper & let dry.3. Use your hobby blade to remove the excess paper & sand edges.4. Tie the piece of Baja Breeze Ribbon around one of the spots where the papers meet5. Stamp the snowflake image and punch it out with the 1" circle punch. Punch a Designer label Punch out of a scrap of Real Red and a 1 3/8 circle out of a Chocolate Chip scrap. Layer these together and add two green rhinestone brads to the ends-add this embellishment to the frame with a dimensional.6. Stamp the trees in Baja Breeze three times making the one in the middle a bit higher. Stamp the tree again on a scrap piece of white and cut out. Layer the cut out tree over the middle tree with a dimensional. Add glitter with the 2 way glue pen.7. Add three blue rhinestone brads to the upper left corner of the Real Red mat. 8. Layer all the mats as shown.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Perfect Friend Card

Here is a beautiful card and layout from Stampin' Up! Here is a list of all the supplies you need and the instructions. Please drop me a line if you decide you need anything to make this fun project.

Define Your Life stamp set
Eastern Blooms stamp set
Baja Breeze card stock
Very Vanilla card stock
Old Olive textured card stock (8-3/4" x 1-1/2")
Baja Breeze Prints Designer Series paper (4" x 6-3/8")
Scallop Notes envelopes
Riding Hood Red Classic Stampin' Pad
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
On Board Scallop Frames (bulk)
Chit Chat Rub-Ons
Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware
Sanding blocks
Stampin' Up! Accessories

Instructions (see sample for Placement);
Wrap Old Olive textured card stock around Very Vanilla Scallop Notes envelope. Apply "Friend" Rub-On using wooden stick included with Rub-Ons assortment.
Stamp "Perfect" definition in Old Olive ink on Very Vanilla card stock. Cut out and adhere to Old Olive strip.
Adhere Baja Breeze card stock to On Board frame. Sand edge using sanding blocks. Adhere frame to envelope over definition.
Cut out flower stem from Old Olive card stock. Adhere to envelope over frame. Stamp flower image in Riding Hood Red ink on Very Vanilla card stock. Cut out. Punch hole in center of flower using 1/16" Circle punch and insert Styled Vanilla brad through hole. Adhere flower to envelope.
Fold Baja Breeze Prints Designer Series paper and insert in envelope.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Simple Wedding Favors

As I posted about a week ago, I have a wedding to do and I only had 3 1/2 weeks to plan it. I posted the simple invitation last week and got them in the mail on Monday. Then I began making the little York Peppermint Patties for their favor. I printed their names and the date matching the chocolate chip in the paper that the bridesmaids are wearing. I used old and new DSP for the scallop punch and made about 125 of these mints all week long. I now have my basketful and wanted to post one for you all to see. 13 days to go, I have 2 more dresses to alter, punch, cakes and cheese straws to get made. I also have to find servers and plan the rehearsal dinner/dessert. I have a budget of nothing and I have spent maybe $220 so far. The brides mom is a single mother and was left with nothing but bills when her husband died of a sudden heart attack at age 43. I have a friend doing the flowers and we are using the church building where we worship. My husband is performing the ceremony. Now what am I missing??

Monday, November 17, 2008

Technique Tuesday!

This week my friends and I are getting together and we are doing an "Ode to Punches!" The technique letter is O and I really wanted to do something with punches. So I am making the turkey punch from the Stampin' Success and also using the Punch Art Christmas Tags that was a winner on Stampin' Up's! challenge this month done by Mercedes Weber. These tags are so much fun to make so if you haven't played with them yet, get on over here and punch like crazy. Here is our punch 6x6 page we will be making on Tuesday.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Holiday Extravaganza Project 1

I had my Holiday Extravaganza workshop yesterday. We made 6 projects suitable for gifting. One project we did was make a little bag of Christmas magnets using the Deer Friends set. This set is a level 2 hostess set in the catalog and has been so much fun to play with! These magnets are a snap to make and would make a great project for a workshop anytime. I used riding hood red for Santa, garden green for the tree, chocolate chip for the gingerbread boy and basic black for the snowman. All the cardstock was whisper white. I used the 1" punch to cut the picture and used crystal effects to glue the cardstock to the clear glass marble. Then we packaged them using the smallest cello bags and the Big Shot Bigz Top Note. The color was riding hood red, then a piece of the 5/8" old very vanilla ribbon, followed by the large kiwi kiss oval punch and the Merry Christmas dear friend stamp from the Cute and Curly punch set. I think the packaging make them perfect for little gifts!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Autumn Harvset

It really feels like fall around here today. The wind is blowing in cold air from the north and all the leaves are falling. I guess it is about time for it, but I sure do love summer better!

Anyway, I made this great card for a recent party I did. I uses pumpkin pie cardstock and garden green cardstock. I also used piece of DSP. The stamp set is from the Fall-Winter catalog and is called Autumn Harvest. (I used this same set for the wedding invites you can see in an earlier post). This time I featured the large pumpkin and the leaf. I colored it using the watercolor pencils and the blender pen. The "seed packet" I downloaded from a website about 3 years ago. The sentiment is from the Holidays and Hugs set. I love the way it looks so fall. I can hardly wait to send it off in the mail.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Name Frames Make Great Gifts!

Supplies Used - (* from Décor Elements Catalog) *Décor Elements Classic Letters, *Décor Elements Applicator, 12x12 piece of designer series paper Pgs 168-171 and Holiday Mini catalog, frame from Bed, Bath & Beyond.

Directions: Clean and dry glass (you are going to apply the Décor Element on top of the glass and place the designer series paper under the glass inside the frame giving your project great depth and dimension). Lay Décor Element Together Forever Vinyl on a flat surface with Grid paper (blue) side facing up. Lightly rub with Applicator. Slowly pull the blue grid paper back. If the vinyl pulls up with the grid paper, lay the grid sheet back down and rub with applicator, lift again. Turn the sticky sheet over so the vinyl is facing the glass, making sure the image doesn't stick to itself. Carefully place the image on the glass being sure to center it. After it is centered, Rub from the center out with your hand to smooth and then again with the Applicator. Pull the sticky sheet (white sheet) back until it is all removed. (NOTE: Pull BACK as shown - NOT UP) Take a sharp point of a hobby blade or piercing tool and lift the inner circle of vinyl. Remove this to leave the tiny dots. Gently rub out any bubbles
Repeat the same steps with the Monogram of your choice. Remove the backing to the picture frame and insert your favorite designer series paper inside the frame. Change it out as often as desired.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Are You Feeling "Pooped?"

Looking for a silly treat for Thanksgiving? It's Turkey Poop!
Just right for a gag gift--or even Thanksgiving Day place cards--Turkey Poop is easy to make.

Place a handful of Milk Duds-brand candy, chocolate-covered raisins, or brown jelly beans in a small zipper food storage bag or seasonal cellophane gift bag. Label with the following poem or our printable Turkey Poop gift tag.

You invited me to dinner with
your family and your friends.
You didn't say I was the main dish.
For me it was "THE END!"

You frightened me so badly
I knew I had been duped!
So I left you with my calling card:
This bag of Turkey Poop!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Handmade, Heartfelt Holiday Gifts!

With the economy down it seems like we are trying to save money on all fronts. Why not save money by making your own holiday gifts. We all know it is the thought that counts, why not think up some fun handmade gifts and make your gifts really count! Stampin' Up! has a gift giving guide for you. Click on the photo for ideas that won't break the bank!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

New Project for You!

I have posted here a new project that Stampin' Up! has made to share. It is a beautiful candle that has been embellished for that personal touch. Click on the image and get all the instructions and materials list.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Rub on Some Cheer!

In continued celebration of Stampin' Up!'s 20th year in business, they have offered a new promotion! This promotion is with the rub ons Stampin' Up! carries. If you spend $20, you can order unlimited numbers of rub ons for 20% off. Yep, no limit! And all for only $8.76 each. So why not order up and get carried away with rub ons on cards, ornaments or any other project your little heart desires. Some ideas include:Ideas include
Ceramic canisters
Photo frames
Album covers
Book covers
Photo boxes
Glass doors
Pencil pouches
Lunch sacks
And many, many more!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Simple Wedding Announcement

My son is getting married on November 29th, this year! He proposed on November 5th and so we are trying to pull off a wedding in 3 weeks. It is going to be a simple wedding, none of the expensive frills. My husband will be performing the ceremony and we are going with a fall theme. This is the sketch for the invitations. The girls chose their dresses yesterday and they are a chocolate brown. The flower girl will be dropping leaves and fall flowers. I think it will be very pretty, but simple (reminicent of the good old days). I will keep you posted. Click on the picture for an upclose look.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Another Holiday non Holiday Set Stamped Card

This card is using the new In Colors, don't you just love them! The set used is from the catalog and is one of my favorites, One of a Kind. You can see it on page 116 of the Fall-Winter catalog.

The colors I used were Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, and Pink Pirouette. We used several punches to make the wreath. This card was demonstrated to me by my new friend and fellow demonstrator, Millie. I will be sharing this card with my Technique club on Tuesday, Novemeber 18th. Isn't it a beauty?!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Night of Navy Christmas

I made this beautiful Christmas card using one of the new sets from the Fall-Winter 2008 catalog...Snow Swirled. I used Whisper White, Night of Navy, Brocade Blue and white taffeta ribbon. The tree was stamped using VersaMark, Heat and Stick powder, and dazzling diamonds. The sentiment is from the Heard From the Heart stamp set. The card is much prettier in real life than it shows. Of course, you can order online anytime - 24/7. Click here.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Clipboard Calendars!

Chipboard Calendars are a snap to make using Stampin' Up!'s
new calendar kit. This great kit is available in the Holiday
Mini Catalog. Check it out!

...a great idea for anyone on your list.
How to make it:

Cardstock: Designer Series Paper Holiday TreasuresCreate a Calendar Kit: Holiday Mini CatalogAccessories: On Board Clipboard 4 ½" x 9", 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon in Chocolate Chip & Real Red, Sanding Blocks, 3/16" Corner Rounder.Stamps:

Cut piece of Old Olive Patterned DSP to 6 ¼" x 4 ½". Corner round the top 2 corners.
Cut Piece of Chocolate DSP to 2 ¾" x 4 ½". Corner round the bottom 2 corners
Cut strip of red DSP to ½" x 4 ½"
Adhere DSP to clipboard using adhesive of choice. To fit Olive piece around clipboard hardware, cut in ¾" from top and cut over 2 ½". Use pencil to mark where your hardware is located and cut accordingly. Use scraps to piece in around the top.
Use sanding blocks to distress paper around clipboard edge
Tie ribbon around hardware for decorative touch.Optional - adhere magnetic strip to back so clipboard could be mounted to a refrigerator.
Holiday Mini Catalog - Click HERE to view it
Current Specials - Click HERE to view all of them

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

"UN"Holiday Stamped Card

This little card was made using the Broque Motif stamp set. I have found that this set is so versatile. I have made masculine cards, feminine cards and now a holiday card using this one set. I used Ski Slope designer paper from the mini catalog . The colors are so pretty in this paper...bashful blue, kiwi kiss, chocolate chip, tango tangerine and whisper white. These are not your usual colors but pretty none the less.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Christmas is Right Around the Corner!

With Christmas being just a few short weeks away, I am posting cards almost everyday. Maybe you will be inspired to make your cards. This card was made using the stamp set Big On Christmas. This is a fun set that makes cute cards and projects. The colors are whiper white, real red, and old olive. I used a jumbo wheel called Christmas Chatter for the background. If you have never used these wheels...they are very fun. I would love to book a party for you and teach you and your friends all about these wheels.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween - Stampin' Up! Style

Holidays are lots of fun for everyone...not just the young. Check this link for some of the fun ways the good people at Stampin' Up! celebrated. Be sure to catch the video at the end of the article. I have to say that Stampin' Up! is a great company to work for with lots of family values and fun! I would love for you to join my team and have fun with me!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Picture Perfect

This little frame was one I picked up at Target from the Dollar Spot a year ago. I decorated it using the Bashful Blue marker on the edges of the frameand covered it with some of the designer paper fromSummer Picnic. The ribbon is the bashful blue1/2" Striped Grosgrain. All supplies are available from Stampin' Up! You can order directly online from here. I used a rub on for the sentiment. I got this idea from another talented stamper on Splitcoast. Thanks for sharing with us! Feel free to copy all you want from me!

A Card Sketch

This week's challenge involved a card sketch. This is my version of the sketch. I used a Whisper White card, a piece of the new Ski Slope designer paper from the Holiday mini catalog. I also used the new Felt Flurries in baja breeze and a filigree brad. The other color is the new Kiwi Kiss and the sentiment is from the Hostess level 1 Punches Three set. I used the Scalloped Square punch and the new large oval punch and a strip of the kiwi kiss satin ribbon. All supplies are from Stampin' Up! of course. I will be happy to send you all the specifics if you request it. Thanks for looking!