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'!