Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Save Up To 50% with the Stampin' Up! Holiday Extravaganza Sale!

Stampin' Up! is having an incredible Holiday Extravaganza sale! Save up to 50% off select Stampin' Up! bundled product - but only through December 1st and only while supplies last, so hurry! You can view the flyer here. Again, this sale is only while supplies last, so don't delay. You can place your order directly online through my Stampin' Up! website at, or you can email or call me directly with your order and I will be happy to place it for you!

Happy shopping!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Tuesday! Today's card comes from the Pun Fun gift set that I am making. Lots of versatile images in this stamp set. The details are as follows....

Stamps: Pun Fun
Card Stock: Rose Red, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Black Stazon
Accessories: Scalloped edge punch, Rose Red grosgrain ribbon, watercolor pencils, blender pen, dimensionals, Swiss Dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Big Shot

Busy day today, but hope to find some time to stamp this evening. Enjoy! Thanks for looking.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Here is the next card from the Pun Fun set. Again, it is pretty simple and quick to make.

Stamps: Pun Fun
Ink: Black Stazon
Card Stock: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Basic Black
Accessories: Light pink brads, Pink Pirouette grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals, watercolor pencils, blender pen embossing folder, Big Shot

Thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy your day!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Here is another Pun Fun card that is super easy! It is pretty self-explanatory, but here are the details....


Stamps: Pun Fun
Card Stock: Pink Pirouette, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Black Stazon
Accessories: Paper piercing tool, light pink brads, Pink Pirouette grosgrain, watercolor pencils, blender pen, dimensionals

Super simple. I am making a gift set of cards, all from the Pun Fun set and will show you the third card tomorrow. Thanks for looking! Have a wonderful Sunday!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Good Saturday morning to ya! This card was so fun to make - probably because the colors appeal to me. I love working with bright colors. Most of this card was case'd from Jodi Collins. Her card used what appears to be a Basic Gray base and a few more layers in the middle along with the scalloped edge punch. I thought I had her blog saved, but when I went to link it, it was someone else's and I was unable to find the card again. Sorry about that! This would make an adorable birthday card, baby card or congratulatory card.

Stamps: Pun Fun
Card Stock: Whisper While, Certainly Celery, Pacific Point
Ink: Pacific Point, Bordering Blue, Black Stazon
Accessories: Pacific Point grosgrain ribbon, 1-3/8" and 1-1/4" circle punches, Word Window punch, Brads, dimensionals, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder, Big Shot

Thanks for looking! Have a great day!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Happy Friday everyone! My next workshop will be held on Tuesday evening, December 2nd, and we will be making a card organizer. This booklet will enable you to organize your handmade cards with a monthly pocket to hold your cards and list to record the recipients. There are also a few extra pockets at the end for your Thank You, Get Well, Sympathy, and Thinking of You cards as well. These organizers make great gifts! Want to join us? You must register to attend ASAP so that I can prepare the materials. Here are the details...

What: Card Organizer Worshop

When: Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Time: 6:00 PM

Cost: $20.00

I would like to send a big "THANK YOU" to my new friend, Naomi, who was gracious enough to share her organizer file with me! She has made these organizers as well and you can check hers out on her blog here. She has a beautiful blog!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A Snowman Pin

I made the most adorable pin. I was wanting to make a poinsettia pin that I saw a tutorial for on SCS, but I don't seem to have a poinsettia stamp. However, I came across Amy Celona's blog and she made the cutest pin using the line of snowmen from Holiday Lineup. You can find her pin here. Hers is so much cuter because the detail is so clear. I worked and worked and struggled (and made my kids work on it too...) but just am not doing something right to get good lighting and details of the picture to show up well.Anyway, this is my pin above. It is a little time consuming to make as there is a lot of cutting. There are four layers of the line of snowmen and then an additional four layers of the middle snowman on top of that. All of the hats, scarves, mittens and noses are stamped and cut out as well. The layers were put together with Mod Podge and after all was said and done, Crystal Effects was added to the top, back and sides to make it glossy. A pin clasp was added to the back with Crystal Effects as well. The images were stamped in Black Stazon. It is really cute in person....wish you could see it! My mom is a camera person....we call her "Phil Photo", so while I am visiting her I am going to have her play with my camera and tell me what I am doing wrong.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Holiday Gift Box

Above are the projects we made at our stamping class last night. A gift box and four coordinating Christmas cards, all made using the Holiday Treasures Designer Series paper packet along with Old Olive, Ridinghood Red, Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip cardstock and inks.

The snowflakes are from the Snow Swirled set and the sentiments are from the Level I Hostess set Punches Three, Heard From the Heart, as well as, again, Snow Swirled.

Chocolate Chip 5/8" grosgrain, Ridinghood Red taffeta and Chocolate Chip taffeta ribbons were used along with gold and red brads. We used the square scalloped punch, the circle scalloped punch, 1-3/8" circle punch, 1-1/4" circle punch and the photo corners punch. The box dimensions I believe originally came from Dawn Griffith. You can find her website here.

Thanks for stopping by and looking. I would love your comments and constructive criticism. Any ideas for future posts and / or what you would like to see on this blog are welcome as well. Thanks for your support. Have a wonderful day!

Monday, November 10, 2008

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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Isn't this card simple, yet elegant? I saw a version of this card here on Melissa Kaufman's blog and thought it was so beautiful. It just begged to be CASE'd! The base of the card is Shimmery White and the ink used is Sahara Sand. Once again, I used the Snow Swirled set as that is the only set I have with a snowflake. I adhered half-pearls to two of the snowflakes with mini glue dots. So simple and elegant! I know the picture quality is awful, I just can't get the hang of that yet. Thanks for looking. Have a great day!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Another cupcake card.... I did use a layout that I saw on someone's blog, but I can't remember whose at the time of this posting. Sorry about that! The stamp image is also from the Crazy for Cupcakes set, but this time I colored in the image with markers. The base of the card is Kiwi Kiss with the balloon image from this same set stamped here and there so it didn't look quite so plain. The other layers of cardstock are Pale Plum, Barely Banana, Whisper White, and a retired SU! designer paper that seemed to call to me. I again used non-SU! lavender brads as the space in that corner seemed a little bare. I used striped grosgrain Kiwi Kiss ribbon. The inside of this card was decorated as well.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Happy Friday everyone! I got some new stamps in last week so I figured I would take a break from the Christmas cards. This card uses the Crazy for Cupcakes set. It was one of the stamp sets on sale during Stampin' Up!'s birthday promotion. The base of the card is Bashful Blue with layers of Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White along with Washington Apple Designer Series paper. The sentiment was cut out with the oval punch and layered on Bashful Blue and Pumpkin Pie oval punches as well, adhered with a dimensional. Vanilla 5/8" grosgrain ribbon runs across the middle of the card and three light blue brads (non-SU!) were placed in the upper righthand corner. I colored the cupcake image with the blender pen and Barely Banana, Bashful Blue, Ridinghood Red and Pumpkin Pie inks. I did decorate the inside of the card as well, shown in the second picture. Thanks for looking! Have a great day!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Yet Another Snow Swirled

This morning we have yet another Snow Swirled card. I just love this set! In addition to this set, the Jumbo Snow Wheel was used, rolled in Pacific Point ink across a piece of Whisper White. The base of the card is Baja Breeze followed by layers of Pacific Point and Whisper White. The ribbon is Baja Breeze striped grosgrain. I stamped one snowflake in Baja Breeze and cut it out, adhering it to the card with a dimensional to make it "pop". The greeting is also attached with dimensionals. The top and bottom of the card seemed a little bare so I pierced two rows on the bottom and one row on the top. I am not really sure I care for the way that part of the card came out, but what is done is done, so..... Hope you enjoyed this card.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Another CASE...

Still trying to get back into the swing of things after being sick for so long, I found this card by Adriana Gray and chose to CASE it. Adriana's card had designer paper instead of the ribbon that I chose to add. Plus, I believe instead of the rhinestone brads, she used half-pearls from the Pretties Kit. It is really stunning in person! This card uses the stamp set Snow Swirled. The base of the card is Baja Breeze followed by layers of Pacific Point and Whisper White. Inks used were also Baja Breeze and Pacific Point. The ribbon is Pacific Point grosgrain as well. It was a really quick and easy card to make! Thanks for looking! Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A Goody Bag

My daughter had her first gymnastic meet this past weekend. She (and her teammates) did so well and we are so proud of her! I made her this little treat bag in her team colors for her. Maybe I can get some done for the other girls too before their practice. They have all worked so hard!
Caroline took 3 medals. Below she is holding the team trophy award. It is almost as big as she is!
Congratulations, baby!
The base of the treat bag is Tangerine Tango with layers of Brushed Silver and Night of Navy. The Tangerine and the Navy colors actually should have been reversed for her level colors, but I already had the template cut out in the Tangerine as it was left over from helping a customer make some Halloween treat bags. The stars were punched using both the small and large star punches. Night of Navy grosgrain ribbon was attached through jumbo white eyelets set on the sides with the Crop-A-Dile. I did use a stamp from the retired Sun, Moon and Stars on the Navy in Silver Mettalic Encore ink. Easy!
Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 3, 2008

For those who were unable to attend, we missed you at the last Christmas card get-together (last Monday evening). These are the cards that we made.
This first card was CASED from Gretchen Barron. Very different by the way of Christmas colors, though I think this is such a pretty card using the Snow Swirled stamp set. The cardstock and ink colors are Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Basic Grey and Whisper White. The ribbon is white grosgrain and I also added a small piece of silver cord to the knot. The scallop die was cut using the Big Shot. I am really loving this new machine (new to me anyway!)
The second card has a base of Whisper White with layers of Ridinghood Red, Kiwi Kiss and Bella Rose Designer Paper. The sentiment was stamped in Ridinghood Red and the swirls were stamped in Kiwi Kiss. The flowers were stamped in Ridinghood Red as well on Whisper White and cut out (2 of them), adhered with a gold brad. The stamp sets used were Priceless and Best Yet (Hostess, Level 1). Ridinghood Red striped 5/8" grosgrain ribbon completes the card.

The final card we made again uses the Snow Swirled stamp set. The base is Whisper White followed by layers of Always Artichoke and So Saffron and another layer of Whisper White. The ink is Always Artichoke. The ribbon is actually from last year's Level 3 Simply Scrappin Hostess set (Ssshhh!, don't tell). I know it is retired, but I really liked the way it looked with this card. The snowflake is cut out and adhered with dimensionals and the ticket corner punch was used on the two layers with the tree.
If you missed this class and would still like to make these cards, just contact me and I will be happy to put together a kit for you! This was our third Christmas card class so those who have been coming to each class have already completed 45 handmade Christmas cards!
Thanks for stopping by!