Showing posts from November, 2009

11/28 Founder's Circle Project

This gorgeous Pop Up Thank You Flower was a Founder's Circle project. Isn't it fabulous? We used a Big Shot with the Stampin' Up Flower Folds Die and Bitty Box & Envelope Die. Are you wondering about the stamp? It's a Sneak Peak! Debuting in January you can watch for "Tiny Tags!"

Thanks for dropping by my blog today and I hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving Weekend!


Stamps: Tiny Tags debuting on January 5 in the Occasions Mini Catalog
Paper: Dusty Durango (115321), Very Vanilla (101650) Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Flower Folds Die (115970), Bitty Box & Envelope Die (115967), 1/16" Hole Punch (101227), 1 1/4" Circle Punch (104403), 1" Circle Punch (109046) Accessories: Soft Suede Polka Dot Ribbon (115212), Linen Thread (104199) . Online Shopping is Easy at my Stampin'Up Website. Online Holiday Extravaganza is in Full Swing until November 30! Don't miss it!! And, a sweet little gift from me with every online order…

11/27 Crushed Curry Bookmarks

I'm just finding all kinds of things as I clean up around here that I've forgotten to post to my blog!! I made these bookmarks way back in July for my Hostess Appreciation Night. I think I was so busy in July, that I decided I would post things after convention in August. Well, give me a week and I've forgotten it!! lol!

I actually love these bookmarks and I've been using them quite a lot. I made quite a few extra to give as gifts, too, which I gave out to people right away. I need to make some more again. It's just such a nice . . . "you're so nice gift!"

Here are the supplies:

Stamps: Medallion (115223), Defining Alphabet (114952), Define Your Life (114950)
Paper: Crushed Curry (115319), Nouvau Chic Designer Series Paper (115670)
Ink: StazOn Black (101406), Crushed Curry for the tone on tone look (115659)
Tools: Horizontal Slot Punch (105089), Tag Corner Punch (107215)
Accessories: Linen Thread (104199), Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon (109064)

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11/26 Looks Like Fresca!

First off . . . . Happy Thanksgiving! I am soon to be off enjoying the day . . . and I hope you are, too! This is a card I made for the sketch challenge at Stamping 411. I've had a very busy week with two Christmas Dozen classes on Monday and Tuesday, the usual kid stuff, and then the day before Thanksgiving . . . we somehow managed to work in laundry, grocery shopping, baking, two dentist appointments and a trip to the theatre to see New Moon! Then . . . stamping my challenge card! Why not . . . I was up doing laundry anyway!

The whole while I worked on this card I kept thinking about the old soft drink called Fresca. The colors remind me so much of the Lemon-Lime taste. My mom and I used to share a Fresca whenever we golfed together. Hot sunny day at the course, and a Fresca was very refreshing indeed! Do they even make Fresca anymore? I haven't seen it in ages!
Well, enough reminiscing. My card is quite straight forward and for once follows the sketch almost exactly. I love …

11/25 Snowflake Moon

This is one of the cards that I swapped with at Convention. Can't believe I haven't uploaded it to my blog yet! I actually had completely forgotten about it until one of my demo friends e-mailed me to tell me it was on Stamper's Showcase on the Stampin'Up Demonstrator Web Site this past week. Cool!

So, here it is! I think it was the very first card I made using some of this year's In Colors. The vellum circle was made with the Circle Scissors Plus. The snowflake is our lovely Brushed Silver card stock and it is created with the Big Shot Die using the Snowflake #2 die.

The deer and sentiment are stamped with Versa Mark and then embossed with Silver Embossing powder. A very easy and straight forward card. Thank you for taking a peek at it!

Don't miss the HUGE Holiday Sale that SU has going on between now and November 30. I was amazed at some of the deals and I must admit . . . my order already went in!! You can check it all out at the Stampin'Up Customer Websit…

11/23 This is a HUGE sale!!

Today is the first day of Stampin'Up's HUGE Holiday Sale!! You can see it all by going to my Online Ordering Page. So many AMAZING deals! You can place your orders online or you can e-mail your orders to me. Check it out and Happy Shopping!! This sale will be for one week only, and you can get amazing discounts--up to 50 percent off--on over 40 products and product bundles!

11/22 Stampin' Down Memory Lane!

Well . . . how do you like this color combination? Dusty Durango, Rich Razzleberry and Mellow Moss. Pretty rad if I say so myself - but it seems to work with this card. I let my image be my guide when it came to picking out the colors and I was surprised at how well it turned out. . I was stamping for fun today and pulled out a stamp set I've never used - Long Time Friend. How is that possible? Oh, it's possible. You buy it with good intentions but then somehow inspiration isn't striking and off it goes to the back of the shelf. Thank goodness for a couple of relaxing hours on Sunday afternoons, I can reacquaint myself with some of my long-neglected friends (oops, I mean stamp sets lol!) . I stamped the Floral background with Rich Razzleberry onto Mellow Moss card stock. The main image panel is watercolor paper and the garden scene is stamped with Basic Black ink and then water colored with my Aqua Painter using ink from the lid of my ink pads. The green stems are just drawn …

11/21 Holly Jolly Christmas Punch

The Level Two Hostess set called Christmas Punch is so much fun to play with. This was one of my swap cards at Convention this past year and I just realized today that I never put it up on my blog!
I used traditional Christmas colors with this card: Real Red and Glorious Green. My deer from the stamp set called Winter Post was stamped in Chocolate chip. I used a sentiment from Many Merry Messages for the inside panel of my card.
Isn't it neat that you can use the Boho Blossoms Punch to punch out the trio of snowflakes that come with the Christmas Punch set? I just LOVE that! Yes, I know that my snowflakes are green . . . but it's all in the name of creativity, right? Hey . . . I had a color theme going on . . . lol! . Stampin' Up's Holiday Mini Catalog is good through the 4th of January. Do you need one? Let me know via my e-mail and I will get one right out to you! (I have just a few extra on hand!) . Here are the supplies you will need to recreate this card: . Stamps: Chri…

11/20 Easy Christmas Present!

This is such a great, easy card to make. It's a gift card holder with a "gift" image on the card! This particular card uses the SU Level Two Hostess set called Christmas Punch, but this card design offers so much flexibility. This card can be adapted to use almost any Christmas stamp set. I've made quite a few of these gift cards this year since I love to give (and receive!) gift cards and this present card is just so much fun to make. But it gets even better when you open it up!! I am going to show you two different styles for the inside of this card. One opens up to a very simple pocket gift card holder as you can see below.

The second option is to use Stampin'Up's Pop-Up Look Here Bigz XL die with your Big Shot machine and make a "wow" presentation for your gift card holder! Totally fun and everyone I've shown this to absolutely LOVES it!
I'm getting my mailing list ready to send into Stampin'Up. If you do not currently have a Stampin&…

11/18/9 Snowberry Card

Every time we go to our cabin in WI, we drive by a road called Snowberry Lane. I just love the sound of that name and decided to see if I could come up with a card depicting Snowberries. What are Snowberries you ask? I have no idea!! But, I still like the name!
I pulled out Pocket Silhouettes and I found a stamp that could pass for a Snowberry Flower. I inked it up with Stampin'Up markers using Real Red and Handsome Hunter. I stamped the flower five times across the bottom of my card. But alas, even with my stamp-a-ma-jig, I was not successful in lining them up in a straight line. So, to fix that uneven look, I decided to do a couple of ribbon layers. And, you might note . . . the ONLY layers on this card!! (I'm so proud of myself as I find minimal layers hard to do!)
To adhere the ribbon, I used my SNAIL adhesive right onto of the ribbon and then just stuck it down onto my card. Did the same thing again with the second ribbon and then took my very sharp scissors and snippe…

11/17 Snowflake Santa

This is my card for the Stamping 411 Weekly Sketch Challenge. I just LOVE how it turned out. You can't actually tell in the picture, but in real life, you can see that all of the white paper on this card is actually Stampin' Up's very elegant Shimmery White card stock.

I started by using my Big Shot Machine with the Snowflake #2 die. Later this month, I am doing a Big Shot Basics and Beyond class and the featured die will be this Snowflake #2 die. I always make a few extra items for display that are not actually part of the class. This sketch was perfect for bringing a small stamp to life on a big card.

The Santa is stamped with Real Red ink onto the Shimmery White and punched out with the Scallop Square punch. It is layered with Stampin' Dimensionals onto two 1.5" squares of Basic Gray and Basic Black.
The sentiment uses one of my all time favorite word sets called Teeny Tiny Wishes. I love how I can stamp these sentiments onto any paper scrap and punch them out …

11/16 Cardinal Christmas

This card features the Stampin'Up set called A Cardinal Christmas. The first thing I did was cut out an oval with the Sizzix Scallop Oval Die by running it through my Big Shot Machine. Then I set the scalloped part aside and stamped the cardinal onto the oval using Basic Black ink. I love how easy it is to color this cardinal . . . in this case I just brushed on some red ink with my Aqua-Painter that I picked up from the lid of my Real Red stamp pad. I swirled a little Pumpkin Pie into my red for the beak and the the feet and the birdie was done. A little Close to Cocoa and Garden Green for the branch and there you have it . . . a beautifully colored image all ready for your Christmas card.

The base of my card is from Real Red card stock. I ran a 4"x4" piece of Basic Gray card stock through my Big Shot Machine using the Petals-a-Plenty Textured Impressions Folder. I layered some ribbon and secured it to the back of my texturized panel. I added a ribbon flag to my image pa…

11/14 Bermuda Pines

I ordered an extra Textured Impressions Folder in Petals-A-Plenty so that I could cut out the center part of it and use it like a frame as pictured above. I used the Scallop Oval Frame Die to create the oval which I traced onto the Impressions Folder. Then I "painstakingly" cut it out with my Hobby Blade. This is NOT a quick process. First, I had to work my way through the top of the folder and then another trace line and the same process all over again on the bottom half of the folder - at least a 1/2 hour process. But, now it is done and I'll have it forever!

I'm excited about offering this card at my Christmas Dozen coming up in December. Once your folder has been modified, it is a very quick and easy card to make. I used Shimmery White paper for an extra touch of elegance and sparkle.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! Here are the supplies you will need to create this card:

Stamps: Patterned Pines Level One Hostess Set from the Holiday Mini (116525),…