Saturday, November 23, 2013

A tree from mini trees

Good morning!
I've been trying to use some of the stamp sets/punches that were on the carryover list from the last Holiday Catalog.  That brings us to today's card.  I have only used this punch pack a handful of times but I LOVE it!  The Merry Minis Punch pack comes with 3 small punches.  A star, an ornament and a tree.  For this card- I punched out 15 mini trees and adhered them in a triangular shape to look like a larger tree.  After each tree was adhered in place- I added some Cherry  Cobbler Dazzling Details for tiny ornaments.  A strand of Linen Thread was added for garland.  And last but not least (you guessed it!) a fork bow for the topper!
I think this card came our super cute!

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Soft Suede
DSP:  Season of Style
Stamps:  Greetings of the Season
Inks:  Cherry Cobbler
Tools/other supplies:  Stampin' Trimmer, Merry Minis Punch Pack (carry-over list), Paper Snips, fork, Stampin' Dimensionals, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details, SNAIL, Glue Dots

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Daydream Medallions

Good morning!
Who says that stamps can't be used for multiple occasions?  On this card- I used the Daydream Medallions stamp set and created a beautiful Christmas Wreath.  I added a Cherry Cobbler fork bow (I told you I'm addicted!) and some Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details to finish it off.
Super simple yet pretty!
Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Stamps:  Daydream Medallions
Inks:  Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler
Tools/other supplies:  Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, fork, Cherry  Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details, SNAIL. Glue Dots

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

HUGE Holiday Sale starts TOMORROW!!!

Good morning! Today I have an exciting announcement to share with you all! From 11/20 through 12/2 Stampin' Up! is having it's annual Holiday Sale (formerly known as the Online Extravaganza). Please CLICK HERE to view the flyer. There are MANY great deals up to 50% off!

 FOR TOMORROW ONLY the following products will be on sale as DOORBUSTERS:

  • Stampin' Trimmer item # 126889 $20.97 
  • Simply Scored Diagonal Plate item # 125586 $8.37 
  • Many Marvelous Markers item # 131264 $76.97
Visit my ONLINE STORE to shop for your deals!  SALE STARTS TOMORROW!!!!

Remember- there is no minimum requirement to purchase these products!  Get them while you can!
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

File Folder Birthday

Good morning!
I figured I'd take a little break from making Christmas cards and create a birthday card.  I wasn't sure about the color scheme at first but I really like it!  The card base is Gumball Green and the layer color is Bermuda Bay.  I created the file folder using the Envelope Punch Board.  Added some Birthday Basics DSP and viola!

I admit- it's kinda loud but it's growing on me!
Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Gumball Green, Bermuda Bay, Very Vanilla, Raspberry  Ripple
DSP:  Birthday Basics
Inks:  Bermuda Bay
Tools/other supplies:  Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Ovals Collection Framelits, Cupcake Builder Punch, Envelope Punch Board, 1/8" Bermuda Bay ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, SNAIL, Glue Dots

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Monday Montage!

                                                                                      Good evening!  Welcome back to the bi-weekly Monday Montage blog hop!  I LOVE hopping with my fellow stamping friends!  I love that we all have such wonderful ideas for beautiful projects!  Makes hoppin' fun!

Today I have a Christmas card to share.  It's created from an oldie but a goody stamp set.  Pennant Parade.  I love the little tree image from this set!  Definitely one of my favorites!

Do you have a favorite Holiday Stamp set?  I used this set so much last Christmas!  Unfortunately in this picture- I hadn't attached the tiny pearls to the garland on the middle tree.  Please pretend you see them!

Have a great Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
DSP:  Season of Style
Stamps:  Pennant Parade
Ink:  Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Tools and other supplies:  Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Pennant Builder Punch, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, fork, Linen Thread, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Glue Dots, SNAIL. Stampin' Dimensional, Pearl Basic Jewels

Friday, November 15, 2013


Good morning!
Are you ready for the weekend?  I sure am!  This seems like that week that never ends!  I can't wait to relax a little and enjoy the weekend!
My card to share today is a Christmas card.  I used a similar layout to my With Sympathy card from a few days ago.  I'm not sure I like this one 100%- I think it needs something but I'm not sure what.  Hmm....
Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Stamps:  Everything Eleanor, Snowflake Soiree
Inks:  Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
Tools/other supplies:  Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Heat Tool, Paper Piercing Tool, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Bone Folder, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, 1/8" Silver Ribbon, fork

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Expressions Thinlits

Good morning!
Today I have a simple card to share.  It was created using the Expressions Thinlits Merry die.  LOVE these fun dies!
While I was creating this card- I thought it would be fun to experiment with some "fork bows".  I'm sure the majority of you know what a fork bow is but for those who don't- it's a bow created by using a fork!  They are super easy to create and come out perfectly every time!  
As you can see from the picture above- my fork bow has several loops.  FUN!!!

I also wanted to let you all know that for the next few weeks- my posts will be just about every other day.  I have been extremely busy and have a lot of catching up to do as well as working on my current projects.  I apologize for this as I love to post daily but I need a little break!  Thanks for stopping by!  I appreciate each and every one of you!

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Silver Glimmer Paper
Tools/other supplies:  Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Glue Dots, SNAIL, 1/8" Silver Ribbon, Big Shot, Expressions Thinlits Dies, fork

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Festive Flurry Ornament Kit

Just a quick update to share the beautiful new Festive Flurry Ornament Kit that Stampin' Up! has available as of today.  Please note that these beautiful kits are available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST ONLY!!!  They will sell out quickly so be sure to order yours today!!!!!  Visit MY STORE to order today!

Are you wondering exactly what comes in the kit?  The list of contents is below:
  • 10 feet of Soft Sky Ribbon
  • Printed card stock, die cut and scored, ready to be assembled (Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Whisper White card stock, Silver Glimmer Paper)
  • Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (40)
Festive Flurry Ornament Kit  Item #135813 $14.95 per kit

I will be holding a class to make these on  Tuesday December 3rd at 6:30pm.  Please call me at 734-497-8521 to register today!  A class fee of $5 will apply.

Here is a picture of the WEEKLY DEALS.  Get'em while you can!


Good morning!
Today I have a Thanksgiving card to share.  I LOVE the Harvest of Thanks and Truly Grateful stamp sets.  I'm truly sad that Thanksgiving will be over in a few weeks and I won't need to use them anymore!  I've said it before and I'm sure I'll say it again but I'm not a fan of  Autumn.  I don't like the change of seasons.  The colder weather makes me want to hibernate until the Spring.  Fortunately this year- the weather has been pretty good.  Sure we've had a few really chilly days but nothing like the upcoming Winter season that is rapidly approaching.  Is it already feeling like Winter where you live?

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla
Stamps:  Harvest of Thanks, Truly Grateful, Gorgeous Grunge
Inks:  Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Crushed Curry
Tools/other supplies:  Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon, Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelits, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin' Dimensionals

Monday, November 11, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Good morning!
Did you have a great weekend?  I did but it sure did fly by WAY too quickly.  I've been busy creating lots of fun samples to share here and in my newsletter.  Not a subscriber?  No worries!  Just go to the top of the left side bar and enter your email address!
Today's card is a Thanksgiving card.  I haven't used the beautiful Wonderfall set much this year so I figured I'd break it out for a few cards!

Thanks for stopping by!
Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla
Stamps:  Wonderfall
Inks:  Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Pool Party, Crushed Curry
Tools/other supplies:  Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Autumn Accents Bigz Die, Linen Thread, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Pool Party  Seam Binding Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sticky  Strip, Glue dots, Stamping Sponges

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Joyful Tidings

Good morning!
It's that time of the year again!  Christmas card making is in full swing!  The card I have to share with you today is just one of the many Christmas cards that I've been busy creating.  Do you make multiples of the same card to send for the holidays or do you make them all different?  I must admit- I'm more of a "one of a kind" card creator.  I like all my cards to be unique therefore I typically only make one of each!

Thanks for stopping by!
Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Island Indigo, Whisper White, Smoky Slate
DSP:  Winter Frost
Stamps:  Snowflake Soiree, Christmas Messages
Inks:  Smoky Slate, Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party
Tools/other supplies:  Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Silver 1/8" ribbon, SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals

Friday, November 8, 2013

With Sympathy...

Good morning!
Today I have a very clean and simple card to share.  I needed to make a sympathy card for one of my husband's co-workers.  I wanted to create something that was pretty yet subtle.  The card below is what I came up with.
I apologize for the picture quality.  For some reason the camera did not want to take a decent picture.  Perhaps it's because the card is white on a white background.  
Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy your Friday!
Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Whisper White
DSP:  Subtles DSP stack
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes 
Inks:  Pool Party, Wild Wasabi
Tools/other supplies:  Stampin' Trimmer, Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelits, Paper Snips, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Birthday Basics

Good morning!
Is everyone having a great week?  I've been busy planning some upcoming card classes as well as creating projects for the busy holiday season.  Definitely enough work to keep me busy for a while!  What have you been working on?  Something fun I hope!
Today I have a birthday card to share with you.  It's not overly fancy but I like it!  I love the fun colors in the Birthday Basics DSP.  The colors are so bright it almost reminds me of summer!  It's a nice break from making Thanksgiving and Christmas cards!

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Raspberry Ripple, Basic Gray, Very Vanilla
DSP:  Birthday Basics
Stamps:  Yippee Skippee
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple
Tools/other supplies:  Stampin' Trimmer, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder, Cupcake Builder Punch, Deco Labels Framelits, Bermuda Bay 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Glue Dots, SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Not my typical craft

Good morning!
Today I'm sharing the project I worked on for much of the day yesterday.  My hubby is a HUGE Pearl Jam fan and he asked me to create some little favors that we could give away to fellow fans on our upcoming Pearl Jam trip.  This is what I came up with:
The inside of the bottle caps was created using the Stampin' Up! MDS2 program.  From there- I was able to create a variety of pictures.  Each was punched out with a 1" Circle Punch and adhered to the inside of the bottle cap.  I then filled each bottle cap with Crystal Effects.  In the morning they should be dry and clear!  Here is what they look like when they are still wet.  As you can see- they are a little cloudy but that will disappear as the Crystal Effects dries.  
Once the bottle caps are dry- they will be turned into key chains!  This isn't my typical craft as I rarely ever use non Stampin' Up! products.  I figured I could compromise this time!  At least the majority of the item was created using Stampin' Up! products!
Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Thanksgiving Tablescape

Good morning!
How do you decorate your Thanksgiving table?  Do you use candles and flowers?  Or do you have a beautiful Cornacopia for a centerpiece?  This year I decided to create my own tablescape!  With a little help from Stampin' Up!, I've been making several decorations to coordinate with the Thanksgiving/Autumn theme.
This year in the Holiday Catalog, there is a fabulous kit.  It's called the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit.  In this kit- there are plenty of supplies to decorate a table beautifully!  There are fall leaves, napkin holders, table tents, DSP belly bands, name banners, birch paper ribbon, chocolate chip paper ribbon, etc...
I created my napkin holders just as they are pictured in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.

I am still in the process of completing my tablescape but it will have Autumn leaf garland and pillar candles with the birch paper ribbon wrapped around them.  The Autumn leaf garland is being created with the Autumn Accents Bigz Die.  After I have all my leaves cut out- I will use my sewing machine to sew them together.

Thanks for stopping by!
Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit
Chalk Marker, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, SNAIL, Thankful For stamp, Early Espresso Ink

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Monday Montage Blog Hop

                                                                                      Good evening!  Welcome back to the bi-weekly Monday Montage blog hop!  There are lots of beautiful projects to share so please join us for the entire hop!  Use the back/next buttons at the bottom of this post to navigate through the hop.

I have a card to share today.  I love using the stencils that came with the Build a Banner kit so I figured I would use the dots stencil to create the background for my card.  I used a sponge dauber in Versamark ink and then sprinkled heat and stick powder all over the dots.  Once heated with the heat tool- I applied some beautiful silver glitter and used the heat tool again to heat set.

I chose the deck the halls sentiment from the Christmas Messages stamp set.  The sentiment was inked using the Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Markers.  As you can see from the picture- I simply colored the stamp in diagonal lines.  

Since I didn't have a sparkly silver button to add to my card- I decided to create one of my own!  Using a Vintage Faceted Designer Button, I pressed it into the Versamark ink.  I then dipped the button into my Heat and Stick powder, heated it up and added the silver glitter to the button.  Random paper curls and a bow finish off my design.

Have a great Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
DSP:  Season of Style
Stamps:  Christmas Messages, Snowflake Soiree
Ink:  Versamark, Old Olive Marker, Cherry Cobbler Marker
Tools and other supplies:  Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Heat and Stick Powder, Heat Tool, Silver Stampin' Glitter, Build a Banner Dots Stencil, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder, Pretty Print Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Circles Collection Framelits, Glue Dots, SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Piercing Tool, Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Vintage Faceted Designer Button

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Tag-It Bundles

Good morning!
Today I have a special bundle from Stampin' Up! to share with you.  It's called the Tag-It Bundle and it's available in 2 options.
Option 1:  Holiday Tag-It Decorative Box Bundle comes with the following products:

  • Stamp a Tag kit
  • Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards)
  • Decorative Window Gift Boxes (6 boxes)
Item # 135811  $19.95

Option 2:  Holiday Tag-It Extra Large Box Bundle comes with the following products:
  • Stamp a Tag Kit
  • Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards)
  • Extra Large Gift Boxes (3 boxes)
Item # 135812 $18.95

These fabulous bundles are only available from 10/29 through 11/19!  Visit MY STORE to order today!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Craft Project Central WINNER!

Good afternoon!
My Craft Project Central winner was chosen yesterday!  Congratulations to Laurie Zoellmer.  She was comment #11 as was chosen by

Laurie- please email me at  I will need to know what you would like for your username and password as well as your email address.
Thank you to everyone who left a comment on my project!  It was a pleasure to create it for you and I hope you too will enjoy creating one of your own!