Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tags and Envelope

Stamps Tags til Christmas set

Crumb Cake Card Stock
Very Vanilla Card Stock

Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad

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

  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

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

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

  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

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

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
Scallop Trim Border Punch
Big Shot
Table Setting Bigz XL Die
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.

• Fabulous Phrases
• Jolly Bingo Bits*

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

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

• 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 décor 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.

Friday, November 12, 2010


Christmas stockings are an absolute must have decoration for Christmas Eve. Where else would Santa put all the essential extra goodies and gifts? Because it’s such a special and fun Christmas tradition, there’s nothing quite like a handmade stocking, like this one made from our Deck the Halls Designer Fabric, to make Christmas morning a little more cozy, personal, and memorable for each member of the family. Click here for the pattern to make your own stocking!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

My Notebook

Create a beautifully ornate personalized notebook for a special person in your life for Christmas this year—with fabric! We’ve used our Deck the Halls Designer Fabric in lots of different ways to create custom flowers and baubles to adorn the cover of this notebook. The result is a marvelously unique keepsake that the recipient won’t be able to resist admiring and opening to record their most heartfelt feelings over and over again.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fabric Brooch

Adorn all kinds of your Christmas décor from tree ornaments to accents for stockings hung by the chimney with care by making this bright and jolly, layered flower. Created using our new Candy Cane Christmas Designer Fabric and Flower Folds Bigz XL Die, you’ll find yourself making bouquets of them for spreading Christmas cheer to all your friends and family.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Designer Fabric Wreath

Wreaths are a hallmark decoration for the holidays, and there are all kinds of ways to be creative about making them with Stampin’ Up! products. This darling wreath uses our Candy Cane Christmas Specialty Designer Fabric and Clear Circle Bigz and Circle #2 Originals dies for the Big Shot machine. It’s a quick and easy project for creating loads of Christmas cheer.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Stampin' Up! has Fabric!

Have you seen the fabrics that Stampin' Up! introduced in the holiday mini catalog? They are gourgeous. This week I will be featuring ideas that use the fabrics. Enjoy!

Need a last minute gift for a Christmas party or neighbor gift? No problem. With our Scallop Square Bigz Clear Die, Pennant Bigz XL Die, and our gorgeous Deck the Halls Designer Fabric, you’ll have everything you need to create fetching handmade gifts in no time, like our Christmas tree coasters perfect for using during the holiday season. Your friends and family will be delighted and flattered by your craftiness!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Gift Boxes

When it comes to your gift wrapping this holiday season, Stampin’ Up! has everything you need to create unique, unforgettable boxes, bags, and so many other kinds of containers. These gift boxes are fashioned from our high quality card stock and Candy Cane Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper. The glittery detail of the Real Red stripes on the small box is stunning and is enhanced by the shimmery snow on the accompanying tag. Likewise, the scalloped trim created using our Tasteful Trim Bigz L Die, Tinsel Trim, and coordinating Candy Cane Big Designer Buttons on the large box are sensational accents. We have everything you need to make Christmas gift giving extra special!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

"M" Frame

Monogram projects have such a unique charm—and you can make them for just about anyone or anything. Our “M” frame is a fun piece of décor for a little monster’s room—especially one whose name begins with an “M.”

Friday, November 5, 2010

Thanks Page

Our family is going camping this weekend and I would love to get a photo like this one for a ne scrapbook page. I say, find inspiration wherever you can!

Thanksgiving time is the best time to record the things we’re grateful for in life on scrapbook pages. This page incorporates leaf images creatively as both stamped accents and clever stenciled-looking backgrounds. Tone-on-tone stamped images on a print from our Autumn Spice Specialty Designer Series Paper makes for a subtly elegant background that enhances the entire leaf theme of the page.
8-1/2X11 Smooth Card Stock - Brights Collection
$7.72 $6.95
Very Vanilla 8-1/2X11 Card Stock
$9.44 $8.50
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.39 $3.95
Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder
$5.28 $4.75
Versamark Pad
$8.33 $7.50
Mini Library Clips
$14.39 $12.95
Day Of Gratitude
$29.94 $26.95
Schoolbook Serif Alphabet
$48.83 $43.95
Early Espresso 12X12 Card Stock
$7.72 $6.95
Autumn Spice Specialty Designer Series Paper
$13.28 $11.95
Cajun Craze Classic Stampin Pad
$6.61 $5.95
Early Espresso Classic Stampin Pad
$6.61 $5.95
More Mustard Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.61 $5.95
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.61 $5.95
Distressing Essentials
$22.17 $19.95
Early Espresso Stampin Write Marker
$3.89 $3.50
3/16" Metallic Brads
$7.72 $6.95

Thursday, November 4, 2010

French Foliage

  • All Holidays Stamp Set
  • Stamp Set Wood French Foliage
  • Card Stock Old Olive 8 1/2X11
  • Card Stock Very Vanilla 8 1/2X11
  • Classic Stampin Pad Old Olive
  • Classic Stampin Pad Pumpkin Pie
  • Scissors Paper Snips
  • Thread Linen
  • Snail Adhesive Permanent
  • Stampin Dimensionals
  • Mat Pack
  • Sizzix Big Shot Machine
  • Medium 3/4" Circle punch


For You Card (4 1/4" x 5 1/2")
1. Fold Old Olive Card Stock in half to form card. Emboss bottom half of card front using Big Shot and Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
2. Tie Old Olive 5/8" Satin Ribbon around front of card, and tie ends with Linen Thread.
3. Stamp leaf image in Pumpkin Pie ink and script image and sentiment in Soft Suede ink on Very Vanilla Card Stock (3 1/2" x 2 1/2").
4. Pierce holes in corner of Very Vanilla Card Stock using Paper-Piercing Tool. Wrinkling card stock and spray with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz. When dry, adhere to card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
5. Stamp postmark image in Old Olive ink on Very Vanilla Card Stock scrap and punch out using 3/4" Circle Punch. Adhere circle to Very Vanilla Card Stock using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Gratitude Card 4x4

Stamps Day of Gratitude Set

Old Olive Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock

Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad

Accessories & Tools
Stampin' Dimensionals
Big Shot
Petals-a-Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Sponge Daubers

  1. Emboss Old Olive Card Stock using Big Shot and Petals-a-Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Cut, and adhere to front of Old Olive card.
  2. Stamp "Gratitude" message in Old Olive ink on card.
  3. Stamp medallion image in Old Olive ink, leaf in Cajun Craze ink, and acorn in Early Espresso ink on Whisper White Card Stock. Sponge Old Olive ink over medallion and Cajun Craze ink over leaf and acorn. Cut out, and adhere medallion and leaf to card using Stampin' Dimensionals. Adhere acorn to medallion and leaf.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Thank You card

Well, Thanksgiving is just 3 weeks away and the busiest season of the year is starting now! With everything going so perfect for so long on my blog, I am now having to "borrow" from Stampin' Up! I am so thankful that they have great ideas to share with us so that I can share them with you.

Stamps Day of Gratitude Set

Cajun Craze Card Stock
More Mustard Card Stock
Soft Suede Card Stock
Very Vanilla Card Stock

Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad
More Mustard Classic Stampin' Pad
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad

Accessories & Tools
Stampin' Dimensionals
3/4" Circle Punch
1" Circle Punch

Monday, November 1, 2010

Last Halloween post for this year!

So, I hope you will bear with me for one more Halloween goodie. This is a test tube card that I made, actually it is my first one of these. I got these tubes last year and never used them! I have got to stop hoarding! So, I used some retired DSP and layered up some great colors for the candelabra from the Dark and Dreary set. I think it turned out well. The tag was made using the Batty for You set. In the tube I have 2 glittery gel pens, green and orange. I know the little girl next door will love this! Don't know why it is sideways! Oh well, you get the idea!