Sunday, September 30, 2012

Chilly Sunday!

Good Morning!
I apologize for the lack of blog posts lately.  I am actually out of town on a little vacation.  Today, I am in New York City.  We are going to go to the 9/11 Memorial and then to 5th Ave to shop for a while.  Later tonight we will be heading to Radio City Music Hall to see Jack White perform.

I made a few items before I left to share on my blog.  Today's card is actually a card that I created for a friend's baby shower.  My friend and her husband are HUGE Pearl Jam fans so I thought it would be cute to make a baby onesie card that resembled a concert t-shirt.

Here is what I came up with:

I know that a skull and crossbones isn't exactly what you would expect to find on a baby onesie however Pearl Jam fans absolutely love it!

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Midnight Muse, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Tools:  Paper Trimmer, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Paper Snips, SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, MDS (My Digital Studio)

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Thursday. Already?

Seriously?  It's Thursday already?  Where do the days go?  Soon it will be Halloween and then we all know what happens from there!  The time REALLY goes quickly then!

I've finally had a little time to play around with the Holiday Stocking Bigz L Die for the Big Shot.  I wasn't sure how big it was going to be when I purchased it.  I wasn't even sure what I would make with it.  I just knew I wanted it!  I am sure glad I bought it!  Not only did I make a  little Stocking to hang but I also made a cute Stocking card that opens just like a regular card!  The actual Stocking itself measures approximately
 5 1/2" X 4 3/4".

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Gumball Green, Whisper White, Primrose Petals
DSP:  Snow Festival
Stamp Set:  Mixed Medley (Hostess Set from the 2012 Holiday Catalog)
Inks:  Primrose Petals, Gumball Green
Embellishments:  Primrose Petals Satin Stitched Ribbon
Tools:  Big Shot, Snow Flurry Bigz Die, 1 1/4" Scalloped Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals

Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Holiday Mini CASE

Good Morning!
I apologize for the lack of posts however I have been without internet since last Thursday.  Thankfully, internet will be restored fully today.  It has been a LONG week (especially without internet)!  Since I've had no internet, I have had PLENTY of time to stamp!  I have created a lot of cards to share with you. Next week I will be posting BLOG CANDY!!!  So be sure to keep checking in!

Today's card is a CASE from the Holiday Mini.  This particular card can be found on page 9.
It's made using the Frosty Friends stamp and it is SUPER cute!

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Stamp: Frosty Friends
Ink:  Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Black Staz-On
Embellishments:  Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine
Tools:  Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Big Shot, Blender Pen, SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Adorning Accents Edgelits

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Easel Card

Good Afternoon!
Today I have a card to share.  It's not my original design.  I CASED it from Susan Adams.  It's an easel card  that has an oval cut out so that a battery operated tea light shines through.  It is absolutely adorable!  I didn't have the exact same supplies that Susan used to create her card so I used what I had on hand.

I'm pretty sure this the first "easel" card that I've ever made.  I think I'll try to make more but for different occasions.  These cards can even lay flat for mailing!  Isn't it adorable?

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, White Vellum
DSP:  Festival of Prints DSP Stack
Stamp Set:  Joyous Celebrations
Embellishments:  Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon
Tools:  Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, SNAIL, Sticky Strip, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Big Shot, Paper Snips, Decorative Label Punch, Curly Label Punch, Glue Dots, Extra Large Oval Punch

Friday, September 21, 2012

Fabulous Friday!

Good Morning!
I apologize for the brief post yesterday.  Unfortunately our internet is out at home and I'm not sure how long before it will be back on.  So that means I get to go to Panera Bread to use the internet!  It's actually not a bad idea.  Panera has the BEST Chicken Noodle soup ever!  It's my favorite!  So I can have lunch (or dinner) and surf the web!  I do have to admit- even though the internet at Panera isn't super fast- it sure does beat blog posting from a cell phone (like I did yesterday).

I don't actually have a card to share today.  Instead I'm sharing one of the little "Thank You" treats that I've made for my customers.  It uses an empty embellishment container (from Buttons, Brads, etc...).   Inside- I've filled it with samples of Ribbon, Brads and Buttons.
If you've made a purchase from me this month- this is what you will be receiving!  Isn't cute?

Card Stock:  Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla
Inks:  Rich Razzleberry
Stampin' Write Markers:  More Mustard, Rich Razzleberry, Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso
Stamp Set:  Perfectly Preserved
Embellishments:  3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (Rich Razzleberry)
Tools:  2 1/2" Circle Punch, Cannery Framelits, Small Oval Punch, SNAIL, Big Shot, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Empty Embellishment Container

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Perfectly Preserved CASE

Today I'm sharing a card that I CASED from the 2012 Holiday Catalog.  My card is a little different in that I didn't use any DSP.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Two-fer Tuesday Part 2

Good Afternoon!
Thanks for checking back in!  The card I'm sharing this afternoon is another card that I made with the Perfectly Preserved stamp set.    I used the Stampin' Write markers to create corn kernels like the ones on the DSP.  It's nothing too fancy but I think it's super cute!

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Early Espresso, Raspberry Ripple, Very Vanilla
DSP:  Orchard Harvest
Inks:  Raspberry Ripple
Stampin' Write Markers:  Raspberry Ripple, More Mustard, Early Espresso
Embellishments:  3/8" Satin Stitched Ribbon (Raspberry Ripple)
Tools:  Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Cannery Framelits, SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Small Oval Punch

Holiday Ornament Tutorial

Here is the updated Holiday Ornament Tutorial.  

Before you begin, you will want to gather a few supplies for your project. 
You will need:
Card stock:  Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper (DSP): Candlelight Christmas
Ink: Real Red, Lucky Limeade
Stamp Set: Ornament Keepsakes
Tools:  Big Shot, Paper Snips,  Multipurpose Liquid Glue,  2-way Glue Pen (optional:  use with the Dazzling Diamonds), Dazzling Diamonds (optional) Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies, Designer Rosette Bigz XL Die, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, hot glue gun/extra glue sticks**
Embellishments:  Cherry Cobbler Tulle, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Large Pearl Basics Jewels, Linen Thread

**Denotes a non-Stampin' Up! item

  • Stamp 20 of the large ornament in Lucky Limeade  ink onto Very Vanilla card stock.   Stamp 20 of the smaller ornament in Real Red ink onto Very Vanilla card stock.
  • Using the Big Shot and the Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies- cut out all 40 ornaments.
  • Score 15 of the large Lucky Limeade  ornaments in half lengthwise using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool.  Score 15of the small Real Red Ornaments in half lengthwise using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool.  Use the Bone Folder to make the folds crisp.
  • Adhere 3 large Lucky Limeade ornaments together using the Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  This will create the 3D look.  Continue adhering the large Lucky Limeade ornaments together until you have made 5 individual 3D ornaments.  Your ornaments should look like the ornament pictured below:

  • Take the remaining 5 stamped large Lucky Limeade ornaments and turn them stamped side down.  Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, adhere the 3D large Lucky Limeade ornaments to the unstamped side of the ornament.  See picture above.  
  • Adhere 3 small Real Red ornaments together using the Multipurpose Liquid Glue.    Continue adhering the small Real Red ornaments together until you have made 5 individual 3D ornaments.  
  • Take the remaining 5 stamped small Real Red ornaments and turn them stamped side down.  Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, adhere the 3D small Real Red ornaments to the unstamped side of the ornament. 

  • (optional) Take all 5 large Lucky Limeade ornaments and the 5 small Real Red  ornaments and outline the edges of all sides with the 2-way Glue Pen.  Do this one ornament at a time.  After all edges on the ornament have been outlined in glue- sprinkle the edges with Dazzling Diamonds.  Set all ornaments aside and let dry.
  • Cut a 1 1/4" circle out of Very Vanilla card stock and mark the center of the circle with a dot.  The circle adds extra support to the ornament and the dot helps you center the large Lucky Limeade ornaments on the circle.
  • Cut six - 10" long pieces of Linen Thread and set aside.
  • Cut five-  3 scallops long pieces of Cherry Cobbler Tulle.  

  • Take the 5 large Lucky Limeade ornaments and arrange them  on the 1 1/4 " circle.  Use the dot in the center of the 1 1/4" circle to center the ornaments.  Arrange as shown in picture below:

  • Adhere each large Lucky Limeade ornament down one at a time using Multipurpose Liquid Glue- be sure to maintain the layout of the ornaments as shown in the picture above.  
  • Take one of the Cherry Cobbler Tulle pieces and lay it flat.  Grab the middle and gather at the bottom.  Using the hot glue gun, glue down the Cherry Cobbler Tulle pieces one at a time.   Glue tulle in between the actual ornaments that you adhered to the 1 1/4" circle.   Repeat until all tulle has been adhered to the ornament.  Refer to pictures below:

  • Use one piece of the 10" Linen Thread.  Make a loop and tie a knot at the bottom.  Adhere this to the inside of the top ornament (towards the center of the ornament)  

  • Using  five- 10" pieces of Linen Thread, make a large loop from each piece, then fold the loop in half again making 2 smaller loops.  Use the hot glue gun to attach the Linen Thread loops to the inside of the ornaments.  See picture below:

  • Next, using the hot glue gun, attach each small Real Red ornament to the bottom of the Cherry Cobbler Tulle.

  • Cut a 1" x 12" strip of Candlelight Christmas DSP.  You can use whatever pattern you choose. 
  • Using the Big Shot and the Designer Rosette Bigz XL Die, cut out a rosette. Use the 1 1/4" Circle Punch to punch a circle out of Very Vanilla card stock.   After the rosette is cut out- assemble the rosette and attach it the 1 1/4" Very Vanilla circle with hot glue.  
  • Take one of the large Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons and adhere it to the center of the rosette with hot glue.
  • Take a Large Pearl Basics Jewel and attach it to the center of the large Vintage Faceted Designer Button.  

  • Using the hot glue gun, make a pool of hot glue in the center of the ornament.  It's OK to get glue on the tips of the small Real Red ornaments as this well help adhere the rosette to the ornament.  
  • Push the rosette into the hot glue puddle and hold for a few seconds to ensure proper bonding.  

Now you have your completed Holiday Ornament!  Isn't it beautiful?

Want to add a little something extra?  The back of the ornament is the perfect canvas!

For my ornament above:
I used the second to the smallest  Window Frame Framelit and cut out a Lucky Limeade frame.
I then used the 1 3/8" Square Punch to punch out a Very Vanilla square.  I centered the square inside the frame and adhered it with SNAIL.
I stamped the snowflake image from the Mixed Medley stamp set in Real Red ink.  Stamp the Merry Christmas sentiment in Lucky Limeade.  Punch out the snowflake with the 1 1/4" Scallop Circle punch and the sentiment with the 3/4" Circle Punch.  Adhere together and center in the square.  I used SNAIL on the back of the frame to attach it to the back of the Holiday Ornament.  See picture below:

I hope you enjoy!


Over the past few weeks, I have received numerous emails in regards to my Holiday Ornament Tutorial I posted back in July.  Today I am updating it.  There are several changes in the updated version (ex:  I no longer use SNAIL.  I use the Tombow Multi Liquid Glue, changed ornament from Halloween to Christmas, etc...). This doesn't mean that a beautiful ornament cannot be made with the first tutorial.  It simply means that throughout my own trial and error's (I've made well over 100 of these ornaments) I have found things that work better than what I originally tried.
Please check back this afternoon for an updated version.  Yes, part 2 of the Two-fer Tuesday will also be posted later this afternoon as well.

Enjoy your day!

It's Two-fer Tuesday!!! Part 1

Good Morning!
I had so much fun with the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge that I decided to make another card to share with you today.  I tried to resist buying the Perfectly Preserved Stamp Set as I wasn't really sure what I would create with it.  But as you can see from the card below- I couldn't resist long!  Perfectly Preserved is SUPER cute and way too much fun to use.  I love that it's filled with all the joys of the Fall season.

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Raspberry Ripple, Very Vanilla, Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze
DSP:  Orchard Harvest
Stamp Set:  Perfectly Preserved
Inks:  Raspberry Ripple, Lucky Limeade, Cajun Craze
Embellishments:  Lucky Limeade Bakers Twine, Linen Thread, Brushed Bronze Designer Buttons
Tools:  Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Big Shot, Delicate Doilies Sizzlits L Die, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Bitty Banners Framelits, Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Mojo Monday and Color Challenge

Good evening!  I'm getting this posted later than expected.  It seems as everyone in my house has their own computer but me.  So needless to say- I couldn't post when I wanted to this afternoon.  On the bright side- I've been able to stamp ALL day long!
Today's Mojo Monday Sketch is below:

Such a pretty layout!  I came up with a card that would do double duty.  I'm also participating in the color challenge below:

Here is what I came up with:

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla
Stamp Set:  For the Birds
Inks:  Marina Mist, Black Staz-On
Embellishments:  1/2" Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon, Subtles Brad
Tools:  Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, 1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Delicate Doilies Sizzlits L, SNAIL, Glue Dots, Blender Pen, Paper Piercing Tool

Here we go again...

Today is Mojo Monday!  I haven't had a chance to play around with the weekly sketch challenge but I will very soon and post my creation later this afternoon.  Do you participate in sketch challenges?  Sketches are great because they give you inspiration and challenge you to come up with  something you might not normally create.  Sketches can consist of anything really.  Different sizes, shapes, colors, embellishments or no embellishments, etc...
So until I make my Mojo Monday card- here is a card that I created yesterday from the Floral Frames Framelits and the Daydream Medallion Stamp Set.  

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Island Indigo, Whisper White
DSP:  Birds of a Feather
Stamp Set:  Daydream Medallions, Tiny Tags
Inks:  Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple
Embellishments:  Island Indigo Bakers Twine, Designer Faceted Buttons, Vintage Trinkets
Tools:  Big Shot, Floral Frames Framelits, SNAIL, Paper Snips, Jewelry Tag Punch

You can't see it in the picture but between each flower layer is a coordinating piece of DSP.  
Make sure to check back later!
Enjoy your day!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

For the Birds...

Yesterday I shared a card that I made using the For the Birds stamp set.  Today's card is also from that set but I wanted to point out that this particular card is the main reason why I bought this set. You see,  I was blog hopping a several weeks ago and came across a card that was designed by Lorri Heiling.  I absolutely LOVED it!  It was so simple and cute that I HAD to have the stamp set.  So- here is the card that convinced me to buy For the Birds.

Isn't it adorable?  

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Pool Party, Crumb Cake
Inks:  Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Real Red, Basic Black Marker
Stamp Set:  For the Birds
Tools:  Paper Trimmer, Big Shot, Hearts Collection Framelits, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Blender Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Saturday fun

Good Morning!
Are you ready for the weekend?  I know I am!  Over the summer I got a little too used to "sleeping in".  Now that school is back in session I need to be up bright and early!  It sure will be nice to sleep in a little.  Even if it is only for an extra half hour or so!

My card today, is made from a stamp set that I originally had no interest in purchasing.  I've never been a huge fan of birds but I have to admit that this set has grown on me.  It's called For the Birds.  It's pretty much an all occasion stamp set as it has a thank you, thinking of you, miss you, birthday, Merry Christmas, and a few more.  There are 8 different stamps in the set.  I have seen a lot of cards made using this set and I couldn't resist anymore!  I ordered it as one of my "free" stamp sets for the Stampin' Start program.
Here is my first card:

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Island Indigo
DSP:  Summer Smooches
Inks:  Island Indigo, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Black Staz-On
Stamp Set:  For the Birds
Embellishments:  1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon (Daffodil Delight)
Tools:  Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Blender Pen

Have a great weekend!

Friday, September 14, 2012


My oh my how to days just fly by!  I can't believe that it's Friday already.  Where does the time go?

I apologize for not posting yesterday but Thursday was an exciting day for me.  It all started with a visit from the UPS man!  He had 2 boxes to deliver for me.  Both were filled with new Stampin' Up! goodies!  The best part about this visit- the products that I received were completely FREE!

 When you sign up as a new demonstrator, Stampin' Up! offers a program called Stampin' Start.  Basically as a new demo- for the first 6 months of your demonstratorship when you sell a minimum of $300 a month- you will receive FREE stamp sets of your choice!  I was fortunate enough to complete all the goals of the Stampin' Start program.  Not only did I reach my $300/month sales goal for my first 6 months, but I promoted to Sr. Associate, recruited, and then promoted to Supervisor all within my 6 month new demo time frame.
What exactly does this mean?  It means that I earned 5 FREE stamp sets of my choice, a $50 product bonus (of my choice),  AND I got a $175 cash bonus!  How cool is that?  I am super excited!!!

I can't say THANK YOU enough to all my wonderful customers.  Without you- I wouldn't have reached my goals!  So Thank You from the bottom of my heart!  I truly appreciate it!

My card for today is one that I created from the free products that I earned.

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Pool Party, Riding Hood Red, Midnight Muse, Whisper White
DSP:  Storytime
Stamps:  Life Shared
Inks:  Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Pool Party, Midnight Muse, Basic Black, Soft Suede, Black Staz-On
Embellishments:  1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon (Pool Party)
Tools:  Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, SNAIL, Glue Dots, Stamping Sponges, Blender Pen, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Extra-Large Oval Punch

This is some random cuteness that I thought I'd share:
It's my kitty Jake.  He is so cute!  He was sleeping but he was trying to cover his eyes with his paw.  

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Witch's Hat

Here is the second card I have to share for today.  It's a Witch's Hat!  I think it's adorable!  So quick and easy to make too!  I was originally going to use the Spider Web Folder but I couldn't find it.  I swear I bought it!
Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango
DSP:  Howlstooth & Scaringbone
Stamps:  Googly Ghouls
Embellishments:  1/8" Black Taffeta Ribbon, Silver Glimmer Paper, Googlies
Tools:  Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, SNAIL, Glue Dots, Holiday Collection Framelits (star), Finishing Touches Edgelits, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder

Wacky Wednesday!

Good Morning!
Today I'm sharing a FUN card!  I made it to look like a piece of Candy Corn!  Isn't it cute?  I have another Halloween card made using this same exact shape however it's a Witch's hat!  Stay tuned for pictures of that card!  I will be posting it a little later this afternoon!  Both of them are absolutely adorable and too much FUN!


Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango
Ink:  Black Staz-On
Stamp Set:  Toxic Treats
Embellishments:  1/8" Black Taffeta Ribbon
Tools:  Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, SNAIL, Glue Dots, Big Shot, Argyle Embossing Folder, Modern Label Punch, 3/16" Corner Rounder Punch, Perfect Pennants Bigz L Die

REMINDER:  September 16th is the very LAST day to earn your own Printer's Tray and supplies to decorate it!  Call me today for more details!  (734) 497-8521

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

....part 2

Good Afternoon!
Welcome to Two-fer Tuesday part 2!
Earlier today I shared a card made with the Early Espresso Core'dinations Card Stock.  I absolutely LOVED how it turned out so I figured I'd try out the Cherry Cobbler as well!  The core on this card stock doesn't have a drastic change like the Early Espresso but it's still beautiful!


It's a Wedding card.  What do you think?

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler Core'dinations, Cherry Cobbler, Pink Pirouette
Inks:  Cherry Cobbler, Pink Pirouette
Stamp Set:  Make a Cake, Petite Pairs
Embellishments:  Dazzling Diamonds, White Bakers Twine, 3/8" Pink Pirouette Taffeta Ribbon
Tools:  Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Heat Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, 2-way Glue Pen, 1" Square Punch, 1 1/4" Square Punch, 1 3/8" Square Punch, Big Shot, Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Two-fer Tuesday!

Good Morning and welcome to Two-fer Tuesday!  Today I will be sharing 2 projects with you!  The first is made from the Core'dinations Card Stock that is in the 2012 Holiday Catalog.  I actually ordered it a few months ago during the preorder but I had yet to open it.  I'm glad I did!  It's way cool and a lot of fun to work with!

I chose to use the Early Espresso Core'dinations card stock and embossed it with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I then sanded the embossed layer with the Stampin' Sanding System.  This step revealed the inner "core" to the card stock.  Too much fun! I love that the embossed image looks like real woodgrain!

The Core'dinations card stock comes in 3 different colors.  Cherry Cobbler (item #127846), Gumball Green (item # 127847), and Early Espresso (item # 127848).    So far- I have only used the Early Espresso.  Click my SHOP NOW button and try it for yourself!  You will LOVE it!

Remember to check back later this afternoon for the other Two-fer Tuesday post!  Have a great day!

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue, Real Red, Core'dinations Early Espresso
Inks:  Early Espresso, Real Red
Stamp Set:  Owl Occassions, Teeny Tiny Wishes 
Embellishments:  Brights Brads, 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon in Very Vanilla
Tools:  Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Piercing Tool, Festive Paper Piercing Pack, Window Frames Framelits, Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stampin' Sanding System, Core'dinations Dust Buddy, Big Shot, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch

Monday, September 10, 2012

Double Duty!

Good evening!
I'm posting a little later than usual tonight as I wanted to share contribution to the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge.  Here is today's sketch:

I chose to create my fourth and final card for the Four Seasons stamp set using this sketch.  I've loved creating from this set but it's time to move on!  Here is what I came up with:

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Pool Party, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade
DSP:  2011-2013 In Color Patterns Stack
Ink:  Island Indigo
Stamp Set:  Four Seasons
Embellishments:  3/8" Ruffled Ribbon (Pool Party), 1/4" Grosgrain Stitched Ribbon (Whisper White)
Tools:  Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, 1/8" Silver Brads, 1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Big Shot, Delicate Doilies Sizzlits L Die, Paper Piercing Tool, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Clear Embossing Powder

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Holiday Ornament Class

Holiday Ornament Class
Ever wonder how to create the beautiful ornament shown on the front of the 2012 Holiday Catalog?  If so- this class is just for you!

In this class, we will each create an ornament of our own!  These ornaments make perfect gifts and beautiful decorations!  Not only are they beautiful but they are easy to create!

Please join me on:

Saturday, 9/22/2012 at NOON

Dani Dziama's house
111 Baptiste Ave.
Monroe, MI 48162

Class fee: $10 (or free with any order)
Please allow a minimum of 2 1/2 hours to complete the ornament.  
Please RSVP by 9/19 to ensure that I will have enough supplies available.
Call (734) 497-8521 for more details!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Football Sunday!

Every Sunday for the next 4 months- my hubby gets together with friends to watch the Buffalo Bills play.  I'm not a Bills fan (or a football fan for that matter) but our friends (like my husband) are HUGE Bills fans so I wanted to make a little something for the opening day festivities tomorrow.
Here is what I came up with:

I wanted to put little bow's on them but I figured that would be too girlie.  Not sure if the guys would appreciate that!  I filled the little boxes with peanut M&M's.  I used MDS to create the Buffalo Bills logo's.

Card Stock:  Pacific Point, Real Red, Whisper White
Embellishments:  7/8" Cotton Ribbon
Tools:  Big Shot, Candy Wrapper Bigz L Die, Petal Card Double Punch, 1" Square Punch, SNAIL, Glue Dots

Friday, September 7, 2012

Friday Bonus!

Good evening!
Thank you for checking back in tonight!  I'm posting a little later than I had hoped to as today I ended up taking my daughter to the Apple Store to buy a new computer.  So needless to say- I spent the majority of my day in Ann Arbor shopping.  I'm not complaining because I LOVE the Apple Store!  I could totally spend hours upon end in that place!  Not to mention the fact that I could very easily go broke there as well!

The card I made to share tonight, is so simple and very plain but I LOVE it!  I love the black, red, white combinations.  Actually- I love any solid color along with black and white.  Such an elegant look!

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink:  Versamark, Cherry Cobbler
Stamp Set:  Forever Young, Tiny Tags
Embellishments:  1/2" Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine
Tools:  Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Piercing Tool, Black Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Jewelry Tag Punch

Enjoy the rest of the evening and I'll be back again tomorrow!

It's Friday!!!!

YAY!  It's Friday and I'm doing a happy dance!   I'm looking forward to the weekend because Saturday I will be busy stampin' and on Sunday- I'll be watching football with some great friends!  There will also be limited interruptions as I won't have to play taxi.  I don't mind taking my son to school and back but I gotta admit- it gets old fast!

The card I'm sharing today is the 3rd card I created from the Four Seasons stamp set.  I have one more card from this stamp set to share.  Then I'll be done!  I promise!

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Elegant Eggplant, Melon Mambo, River Rock, Very Vanilla
Stamp Set:  Four Seasons, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Tools:  Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, 1" Circle Punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch

Thanks for visiting my blog today!  Please check back this evening as I have another card to share (it's NOT from the Four Seasons set!)  Have a fabulous day!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Four Seasons

Why does it seem like the week flys by right after a holiday?  I can't believe it's Thursday already!  Hopefully everyone survived the NFL season opener last night!  I know my hubby is thrilled that it's football season!  For the next 4 months it will be football crazy in my home.  Which means that every Sunday- I am free to stamp!  Please feel free to join me!  I will be hosting several Sunday events!

The card I'm sharing today is a CASE from page 202 in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  I have been creating cards with the Four Seasons Stamp set and I figured I'd try to make a card like the one in the catalog.  Here is mine:

I didn't have the greeting stamp that was used on the card in the Annual Catalog so I substituted one from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set instead.  The more I play with this set- the more I love it!  It's so cute and FUN!

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Island Indigo, Riding Hood Red
Stamp Set:  Four Seasons, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Inks:  Versamark, Riding Hood Red, Island Indigo, Pool Party (used to color around snowflakes with blender pen)
Embellishments:  Island Indigo Bakers Twine
Tools: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Modern Label Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Silver Embossing Powder, 2-way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter, Blender Pen

Don't forget about the Back to Spool promotion Stampin' Up! is currently running.  You get a FREE spool of 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon for every $40 spent!  

The Fine Print
  • Any order type qualifies for this promotion-customer, demonstrator, workshop, or online.
  • This promotion has no limits-for every $40 you spend, you'll get a free package of 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon. Go crazy!
  • Sorry-hostess dollars don't count toward this promotion.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Happy Wednesday!

Good Morning!
Last night I decided to play with the Four Seasons Hostess Stamp set that is in the 2012-2013 Annual Catalog.  I came up with a card that uses colors that I am not comfortable using.  I'm not a fan of the color purple (or any shade of it really) but I decided that I can't always create cards using only the colors that I like.  I think it came out pretty cute!

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Rich Razzleberry, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
DSP:  Floral District
Stamp Set:  Four Seasons
Inks:  Rich Razzleberry
Embellishments:  3/8" Ruffled Ribbon (Lucky Limeade)
Tools:  Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Delicate Doilies Sizzlets L, Big Shot, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy

Keep checking back as I will be posting the other 3 cards that I made using the Four Seasons Stamp set.  Enjoy your day!

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