Friday, December 30, 2011

Occasions Mini Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Occasions mini Blog hop! We are featuring the new stamp sets and accessories from the upcoming Occasions Mini. There are 16 stops along the way. You may have come from Adriana's blog where she featured the stamp set You're My Type or you may be starting here, that's OK! The hop is linked in a circle so you can start anywhere along the way! If you get lost, you can always go HERE to get back on track!

The stamp set that I'm highlighting today is called Mouthwatering. It has 4 delicious treat images that you can use. I have used each image. The first one is a card that I used in a swap with other demos, so some of you may have seen this one already! If you have seen it, you might want to smell it too! I used the Melon embossing powder on the Popsicle! Yum, it smells so good!

 The next card uses the great cherries in this set! I also used the new DSP called Sweet Shop. I'm loving this paper! The colors are faboo and the designs are so cute. I'm not into the large print DSP's and this one is much smaller and for me, easier to use. It helps that it's all bright colors and I love bright colors!

The third card that I created uses the watermelon image. I made the gingham background with the stripes embossing folder. Love how this turned out! Come back on Monday and I'll explain how I made the gingham.

My last project is something that I've wanted to create for a long time but just never took the time to get it done. This was just the push I needed to try it out. The results are an ice cream cone necklace! I'll explain the how to's for this on Monday too! It's not hard though and my girls are now fighting over this! They all want one!

I hope that I have given you some ideas for this great new stamp set! It has been lots of fun to play with and I think I still have a few more ideas to create! Stay tuned to see more!

The next blog on the list is Debra's Heartfelt Inkspiration, where she used the Fashionable Hearts Embosslits die to create her projects. She really has some out of the box ideas with these cute little hearts!

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Singin' the Blues

 This is the other card that we made at my workshop. This card was so much fun to create and I got a lot of WOW's with the heat embossing. The words are embossing with silver embossing powder. I also had a lady book a workshop so she could earn the Big Shot at half price! She loved the dry embossing that you can create with the embossing folders.

 Stamps: The Sounding Joy
Ink: Bashful Blue, VersaMark
Cardstock: Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Accessories: Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, 
Bashful Blue satin ribbon, silver embossing powder

I have some dates available for December if you would like to make this card with your friends and family! Email or call and we will get your workshop on the calendar!

Happy Stampin'!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Fall Workshop Card

I recently had the privilege to do a workshop with a friend of mine. This is one of the cards that we created at her workshop. This card is a Z-fold card and uses the stamp set Gently Falling and Spice Cake DSP. This was a fun card to create. We Rock n Rolled the solid image of the leaf with More Mustard and Cajun Craze and over stamped with Early Espresso.

Stamps: Gently Falling, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso
Cardstock: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Spice Cake DSP, Pool Party ribbon

Do you want to make a beautiful card like this? Well, let's book a workshop so you and your friends and family can! It will be lots of fun!

Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, November 17, 2011


These are some more projects from my Gift-ables class. The first ornament is my version of the ornament in the Holiday Mini. I have received several questions on how to create this ornament. The trick is to start with a square and roll it. Most guesses were starting with a triangle. It really didn't take that long to create this but it really has a WOW factor to it!

 Paper: Holly Berry Bouquet DSP, Very Vanilla cardstock
Accessories: Boho Blossoms punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, Regal brads,
Tombo liquid adhesive, Early Espresso 1/8" taffeta ribbon, Crop-a-dile

This other ornament is even easier to create with the Simply Scored board. Score your paper every 1/2" or 1/4" and then accordion fold. I believe I had to use two strips of paper for both of the lollies in this ornament. The strips were 12" long. You can make your lollies different sizes depending on the width of the paper that you chose to use. They are lots of fun and super easy to create!

Stamps: Perfect Punches
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Holly Berry Bouquet DSP, Eyelet border punch, Scallop Circle punch,
1 3/8" circle punch, Tombo Adhesive, Mica flakes, 2 1/2" circle punch, Cherry Cobbler quilted ribbon

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Giftables Class

I just had a class where we made some small gifts to give for Christmas. This loaf pan is a quarter of a regular loaf pan. We tied a ribbon around it and made a cute little tag for it. All my class attendees had to do was make some bread and bake it! What a fun gift to give to a teacher or neighbor or someone you want to give a little something.

 Stamps: Snow Much Fun, Tiny Tags
Cardstock: Marina Mist, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Ink: Black Stazon, Marina Mist, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: 2 3/8" scallop circle punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, Crop-a-dile
, Jewelry Tag punch, Pink Pirouette strip ribbon, Marina Mist 1/8" taffeta ribbon

Another little gift that we made was this notebook. I love having these notebooks around! They are so easy to carry with you and keep track of all those things that you need to know. We adhered Mocha Morning DSP to the cover of the notebook. Adhere the lace ribbon. Cut out some flowers and crunch them up. Smooth them out and adhere together with an Antique brad and onto the notebook. Stamp and punch the sentiment and Voila! You have a cute little gift that anyone can use!

Stamps: Perfect Punches
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Mocha Morning DSP, Curly Label punch, Curly label window,
Fun Flowers die, Antique brads, Victoria crochet trim, dimensionals

Watch for the other projects from this class tomorrow!

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


At my last club class, we created these awesome tealight boxes and candles. Tanya Boser shared on her blog HERE how to create these fabulous creations! With the new Simply Scored tool that Stampin' Up! has released, these are super easy! My ladies LOVED this project and so did I! I have taken this little box to a couple of workshops and vendor fairs and everyone that see it, adores this little box.

Stamps: Four the Holidays, Serene Snowflakes
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Soft Suede, Regal Rose
Cardstock: Regal Rose, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Accessories: 1 3/8" circle punch, Tempting Turquoise grosgrain 
ribbon, 1/16" handheld punch, heat tool, Simply Scored

Now you need to give your hand a try at these adorable little boxes and candles!

Happy Stampin'!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Snowman Wiper

I received this card in a holiday card swap that I was in this fall. Angie Pegram created it. It was sitting on the counter with my other swaps and my club ladies really wanted to learn how to create this type of card and they wanted snowmen on it too! So I just CASEd this card from top to bottom! (In fact, I didn't even create one, I just used Angie's!)

Stamps: Snow Much Fun
Ink: Black Stazon, Indigo Island
Cardstock: Indigo Island, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Northern Flurries die, Northern Flurry embossing folder, Rhinestones
Markers: Indigo Island, Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie

This card was so easy to prepare for with the new Simply Scored tool! Don't have yours yet? You NEED to have this FANTASTIC tool! You can order one from my website HERE

Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Leaves in Pool

Ok, leaves may be in some pool some where but not on this post. My leaves are just stamped in Pool Party ink! This is one of the cards that we made at my last club meeting. I am LOVING Pool Party! On this card, the other leaf is stamped with Pear Pizzazz. The Vanilla ribbon is velvet ribbon that's in the Holiday Mini.

Stamps: Gently Falling, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Pool Party, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Pool Party
Accessories: Corner rounder punch, Houndstooth embossing folder, Vanilla 
Velvet ribbon, Early Espresso 1/8" taffeta ribbon, sponge, dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Cut Up Snowflake

I needed to create a Christmas card for my Christmas card class and I knew that Abi would give me something different. She picked out these colors and stamps. I know that these aren't your traditional colors but I love them together!

Stamps: Serene Snowflake, Short & Sweet
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Indigo Island, Poppy Parade, Whisper White
Ink: Indigo Island, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Snowburst embossing folder, Poppy Parade ribbon, Rhinestones, sponges

My ladies had fun with this card. I had a new stamper at this class and she loved the Rock 'n Roll technique! So much color, so little work!

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

October Christmas Cards

Here are my October Christmas cards. I joined a group of women at Stampin' Addicts where we are creating our Christmas cards each month so that we aren't trying to get them done on top of everything else that the Holidays bring! We get to pick how many cards to create each month. I use a lot of cards at Christmas because my husband is a pastor. I mail cards to our family and friends and give out more cards to our members! I have chosen to create 16 cards each month. I'm pretty sure I will have WAY more than I need but I didn't want to run out! Here's a group picture of all 16.

And a picture of just one!
Stamps: Delightful Decorations, Sincere Salutations, Music Notes wheel
Ink: Soft Suede, Basic Black, VersaMark
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Ornament punch, Gold and Silver embossing powders, Basic 
Black 1/8" taffeta ribbon, sponges, dimensionals, glue dots

Yes, these cards were made in October! It was the 30th but it was still October!

Happy Stampin'!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Abby's (Abi)

One more Halloween picture. My Abi is a freshman in high school. She has two other Abby's in her class. I have  been teasing the 3 girls that I was going to make them Abby 1, Abi 2, Abby 3 t-shirts for them to where to school! So I went ahead and created these shirts for the girls. My Abi picked out the color of the shirts and then I used my Big Shot to die cut the letters. I don't have a die with numbers on it so I created the numbers by cutting letters and cutting them to make the numbers. The 1 was easy, I cut an I and cut off the serif ends. The 2 and 3 were more of a challenge! The 2 is part S and part Z. The 3 is two S's that were pieced together. The girls LOVED these shirts and the teachers got a kick out of them. A couple of the teachers said they didn't realize that there are 3 Abby/Abi's in the freshmen class! I used sticky backed felt for the circle and the letters. Not really washable but something fun non the less! If I would have had more time I would have stitched all this onto the shirts. Oh well! We can't have everything!

My Abi is the one in the middle. Abby 3 is a young lady that my Abi went to grade school with too and they have been good friends for several years already. Abby 1 they both met at the beginning of school.

Happy Stampin'!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Fancy Favor Owl

This is the last treat holder that we made at my Treats class. I think this one is my favorite! This owl is just too cute. I started with a Chocolate Chip Fancy Favor box. I added circles for the eyes, triangle for the beak, layers of scallop trimmed cardstock and more triangles for the feet! Easy peasy and oh, so cute!

Ink: Crumb Cake, Tangerine Tango
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Petite Pennant punch, Scallop trim punch, 1/2" circle punch, 1" 
circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, sponges, Fancy Favor die
Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Tube Treat

Here's another treat that didn't get posted last week! This one uses the chipboard tube from toilet paper or paper towel. This was fun to create. I wrapped Designer Series Paper around the outside of the tube. The bottom and top are 3 layers of punched cardstock and a layer of DSP glued together. The ribbon is glued to the inside of the tube and holes were punched in one of the layered scallop circle. I placed a piece of DSP that was punched with the scallop border punch over the place where the ribbon was glued to the tube. Then I just decorated this tube with another piece of DSP and this great jack o lantern! All that's left is to fill it with some yummy treats and share with a friend!

Stamps: Jack of All Trades
Ink: Peach Parfait, Basic Black
Cardstock: Peach Parfait, Whisper White
Accessories: In Color DSP, Neutrals DSP, Scallop circle punch, Basic 
Black grosgrain ribbon, rhinestone, scallop border punch, tombo adhesive

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Spider Candy Wrapper

Here's another one of the treats that we made at my Halloween Treat class. I have had this die, Candy Wrapper, for a year and this was the first time that I used it! I know, bad, bad, bad!! I was intimidated by this die but now that I've used it, I'm looking forward to creating more of these fun wrappers! This is also my first lollie! I'm LOVING my Simply Scored!

Stamps: Kidoodles
Ink: Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Accessories: Candy Wrapper die, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, Neutrals DSP, Simply Scored, aquapainter

I have to show off my girls from Halloween! This first picture is of my oldest two, Abigail (14) and Miriam (12). Miriam is dressed as a bunny and Abi is Sleeping Beauty! They went out on Sunday with some friends in a neighboring area because Miriam had basketball practice on Monday night during Trick or Treating!

Then on Halloween, my youngest two went out trick or treating and Abi walked along so she had to dress up again! So here's a picture of Abi as a leprechaun, Lydia (8) as a doctor and Belle (5) as an owl. I made the owl costume which was a feat for me as I don't sew and all those feathers are sewn on to the sweatshirt! I love the way the hat turned out. The largest part of the eyes is a metal scrubber for dishes!

Aren't they so cute? Time sure does go by fast! Seems like yesterday I was taking Abi trick or treating and she was only 6 months old! She was Piglet that year and we went to 5 houses just for the fun of it! These girls came home with a paper grocery bag FULL of candy! UGH! Now to hide it so I don't eat it!

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween Treats

Yes, I know I said that I would post this last week! Life has just gotten in the way! Sorry! Here is another treat that we made at my Halloween Treat class. It uses the 1"x 8" baggie with a cute little topper.

Stamps: Batty for You
Ink: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green
Cardstock: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Whisper White
Accessories: Scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, dimensionals

I hope everyone had fun and stayed safe while trick or treating last night! I can't wait to post the last of the projects that we made for this Halloween Treat class as well as the costumes that I made for my girls! They were so cute!

Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Petal Cone Bat

Shelli Gardner, CEO of Stampin' Up!, created a bat like this at a Regional Seminar for Demonstrators. I thought it was so cute that I had to try my hand at it! We created this cute little guy at my Halloween treats class. I have a few more to show you in the next couple of days!

Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: 1/2" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 2 1/2" circle punch, Petal Cone die, Brights glimmer brads, Silver foil Smooch spritz, Dazzling Details, Spider Web embossing folder, Petite Pennants builder punch, Basic Black grosgrain ribbon

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pumpkin Patch Double Layout

Would you believe that I have yet another double layout to share with you? Well I do! I again CASED this layout and changed a few things to make it my own set of pages. I loved the patchwork on this layout and it fit so well with the pumpkin patch theme! And that scarecrow is just too adorable to pass up. I really enjoy doing punch art and this little guy was just too much fun!


Here's the left page.

And the right page.

I just knew that you would be saying, "Shelley, that scarecrow is so cool but we just can't see him very well!" So I took a close up of the scarecrow so that you could see the details.

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, More Mustard, Riding Hood Red, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Cajun Craze
Accessories: 2 1/2" circle punch, 1/2" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, Heart to Heart punch, Bird Builder punch, Extra Large oval punch, 1 1/4" square punch, Boho Blossoms punch, Chocolate Chip marker, White Gel pen, Bill board strip die, Alphabet simple letters dies, Regals DSP pack, Brights DSP pack

Isn't he so cute?
Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Grateful Double Layout

I've got another double layout for you today. This is another set of pages that we have created for my scrapbooking night on the 4th Mondays of the month. We always have room for more if you want to come and create pages that you just need to add pictures too!

This page is a complete CASE. I don't think I changed anything. The Designer Series Paper on this is called Spice Cake. I LOVE this paper! I wasn't so sure of it when I first saw it but it has grown on me and I am loving creating with it!

Here's the left page.

And the right. 

Cardstock: River Rock, Soft Suede, More Mustard, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Leaves #2 die, Billboard strip die, Spice Cake DSP, Soft Suede taffeta ribbon, Spice Cake buttons, Heart to Heart punch

Happy Stampin'!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sunflower Adventures

This is one of the double layouts that we will be creating at the next Scrapbooking night that happens to be Monday, October 24. This layout is a CASE from a set of pages that I saw on Stampin' Connections. I have changed the colors and Designer series paper to make it my own. I'm still learning about scrapbooking so I like to tweak someone else creations.

Here is a close up of the left page.

And the right side.

Cardstock: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, River Rock
Accessories: Daisies #2 die, 1" circle punch, Tasteful Trim die, Square Lattice 
embossing folder, Billboard Alphabet strip die, Well Worn DSP, dimensional

Happy Stampin'!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Gently Falling Box

This is the final project that we created at my club last month. It uses the Big Shot die name Box #2 and then there is a wrap around the box. I used the Spice Cake DSP for this project. I don't think you can see it in the picture but the leaf that is cut out has Gold Glow Smooch Spritz on it. I love the way this box turned out! My ladies loved it too! These would be so pretty for table decorations so some party.

Stamps: Gently Falling
Ink: Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Accessories: 2 1/2" circle punch, Spice Cake DSP, Large oval punch, Gold Glow Smooch Spritz, box #2 die, dimensional, Early Espresso grosgrain ribbon, Pear Pizzazz ribbon, Sticky Strip

Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Stair Step Pumpkins

Here's another card that we made at out club meeting. It's a stair step card that has become so popular as of late. I wanted to give it a try and show my ladies a new way to create a card.

Stamps: Jack of all Trades, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery, Rich Razzleberry, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
 Accessories: Bights DSP, Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, sponge, rhinestone, dimensional, Dazzling Details

I'm looking for some more club members. If you are interested, please let me know! You will get to create several projects like this one each month!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Friendship Tree

This was a card that we created at out last club meeting. I made two different versions of it. The first one I used the Woodgrain background stamp on the card front. I stamped the Woodgrain with Soft Suede ink.

The second card I used the Square Lattice embossing folder for the background and sponged the edges with Cajun Craze ink.

Stamps: Season of Friendship, Woodgrain
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Garden Green, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede
Cardstock: Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Accessories: Soft Suede taffeta ribbon, Decorative Label punch, sponges, Square Lattice embossing folder, Regal brads

Which version do you like? I'm not sure which I like better!

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Big Shot Blog Hop: Follow Up

Thank you so much for all the fabulous comments that you left over the weekend! I have been coaching a volleyball team this fall and our tournament was this past weekend so I didn't get a chance to see what you were posting. I'm humbled by your awesome comments! I had tons of fun creating these projects for the hop. Didn't everyone on the hop do an amazing job? I know that there are a few dies that will be on my wish list and several projects that I can't wait to find some time to try out!

I promised you the "How to's". Sorry I didn't make here yesterday to do this. Mondays tend to be incredibly busy in my house. So I'm here today! The card that I created, I made my own embossing plate. This is really easy and can be done with most of the dies for the Big Shot. Actually, it can be done with all of them but some of them you may not want to do this with them. I cut a piece of chipboard (I used the backing from the DSP) to the size of a card front. Then I cut 2 butterflies for each spot that I wanted to place them and glued them together. Then I placed them onto my chipboard card front and glued them down. Finally I ran it through my Big Shot using the same sandwich that I would for the embossing plates. You may need to add a shim to yours depending on your machine. Here's a picture of my card again.

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Whisper White
Cardstock: Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Vellum
Accessories: Chipboard, White gel pen, Beautiful Butterflies die, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Square Lattice embossing folder, Pool Party ribbon, Rhinestones

Here's a picture of my new embossing plate!

My second project was this pretty bobby pin. I used a bobby pin that I purchased from a big box craft store in their jewelry making section. It has a flat spot on it so the butterfly has something to grasp onto. When my oldest daughter found this bobby pin, she claimed as her own! Boy am I glad that I got a picture of it! I am going to make a few more and experiment with the coloring of this. I feel it's a little dark but I think I'm in the minority! 
I cut the butterfly from glossy card stock and then put a layer of Crystal Effects onto it. While it was still wet, I put a drop or two of reinker into the Crystal Effects. I used a pin and swirled the colors around the butterfly. I used Marina Mist and Certainly Celery on this on. I think I put too many drops of reinker into the Crystal Effects and that's why it's dark. I love the molten-ed look though! After it dried, I glued it to the bobby pin and added the rhinestones. You could make these into earring, bracelets, necklaces, drink markers, ornaments or anything else you can think of! 

This box got the most comments of all my projects. It's really pretty in real life and I wasn't sure it would come out that way in a picture but it seems like you all saw it! I found the directions to this beauty on another blog and then changed the colors to what I wanted. You can find the directions HERE Amanda does such an amazing job with her directions, it would be foolish for me to try to copy them!

I did sponge my paper as it was too white and I wanted the vintage feel to this project. The butterfly has 3 layers to it, Early Espresso, Cardstock Vellum and Pear Pizzazz. The top layer has the flowers stamped and colored with markers. Then I stamped En Francais on top of that. I sponged White shimmer paint. When that as dry I sponged Crumb Cake on top of that and the edges were sponged in Early Espresso.

My last project was the scrapbook pages. I am posting some close ups of each page.
 First is the double layout.

Then is the "Spooky" side. You can see here that the letters were spritz with Smooch Spritz and the background is sponged with Whisper White to create clouds.

And the "Night" side of the layout. The moon was punched and then crumbled up and Daffodil Delight ink run across it to give it the look that you see here.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me! I'm happy to answer anything that you may still be wondering. In the mean time...

Happy Stampin'!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Big Shot Blog Hop: Beautiful Butterflies

Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Big Shot Blog Hop! This hop sure has come at a fabulous time with Stampin' Up! offering all new demos a FREE Big Shot! If you have any questions about how to get your very own Big Shot for FREE, ask any one on this hop or your demo! I'm sure any of them will be more than happy to help you out! The hop will be up through Sunday so feel free to take your time and enjoy each and every project!

If you are following the hop in order you just came from Debra's blog, Heartfelt Inkspiration and the Petal Cone die. Didn't she create some marvelous projects? Well, if you are starting the hop here that great! The blogs on this hop are all linked together so you can start anywhere and find your way around. If you would happen to get lost you can always go to Stampin' Addicts HERE and find your way around.

On to my projects! I chose to use the Beautiful Butterflies die for my creations. I just love butterflies and had more ideas than time! I'm hoping to be able to create some of the other projects when life slows that may be never! This first project is a card that I had made my own embossing "plate".

This next project is a butterfly bobby pin. I found the bobby pins at a big box craft store. They have a flat surface to adhere the butterfly too. This came out a little dark and not quite how I wanted it to so I'm going to try it again and see if I can get the ink to be lighter. Yes, it's that dark in real life too!

My third project is a beautiful box using the Top Note die and the Beautiful Butterflies die. It was a really easy box to make, especially with the new Simply Scored tool that Stampin' Up! came out with! I'm going to use this box as a gift so I stamped "Praying for You" because I wanted my friend to know that I'm praying for her every time she sees or uses this box.

My last project is a double page layout. I'm not a big scrapbooker. I am working on it and trying to do more! I saw on Stampin' Connections, this is an online community open to demonstrators, a page that used the butterfly wings as the spooky eyes and had to try my hand at it. I'm sure that if you saw her pages, you would know that I didn't totally CASE this but there are a lot of similarities.

I hope you enjoyed my creations using the Beautiful Butterflies die and that you now NEED to go purchase it! Come back next week to get the "how did you do that" and the recipes for each of these projects as well as a few more close up shots of each one! You are now off to see what Twila has done with the Two Tags die at Stamp A Little Longer. I'm willing to bet that you will NEED that die too!


Happy Stampin'!