Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Altered legal pads

My friend, Tracy, taught a class on these awesome little altered notebooks at the retreat a week or so ago and I had to go home and make some more.  They are super quick and easy and so cute!

This is the inside which has a pocket on the left and the pad and pen holder on the right.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Mini bag album

I had a tutorial from the Create with Connie and Mary Holiday edition that I wanted to try when I went to my stamping retreat and coordinated it with the "inspiration box".  If anyone wants to add things they have purchased and haven't used to the inspiration box, others can take items out and use them and then show everyone what they created.  What I chose was a little tag stack and I only used a few of them so I put it back when I was done.  With the exception of the tags, the rest of the items used to create the project are from Stampin' Up!
 The inside cover - I cut some butterflies out with the big shot and stamped them with the flower from the Because I care stamp set.  I also used that stamp on the bags and then sponged Early Espresso on them.

 This shows one of the pull outs that were in each bag, one side is empty where a picture would go and the other side has a tag for journalling.

This is the last page.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Pink Christmas

I used the sketch from Just Add Ink and the color challenge from Diva Coffee Break designs for this one along with the Late Night Stampers challenge for next week of non traditional Christmas colors! 
You can't see the Rich Razzleberry layer too well on this picture, but it is behind the stamped image and I put that on before I ran it through the Big Shot and the Vintage Wallpaper impressions folder.  The other colors are Pretty in Pink and Early Espresso.

Blue thank you

I ran out of time for Mary Jo's sketch last week, but mananged to sneak it in at the last minute this time! 

Bashful Blue, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla (textured) card stock
Bashful Blue classic ink
Because I care stamp set
corner rounder
glue dots

Saturday, November 27, 2010

A little gift

I made this little magnet gift as one of our Stamp Camp door prizes.  The idea comes from Carla Brasher and of course I used my favorite Autumn Spice paper again!

The tag is from a set retired awhile ago.  This is a quick and easy little project, the thing that takes the longest is setting the crystal effects in the little bottle caps!

Friday, November 26, 2010

One last photo card

I decided to make an accordian card so I could add more pictures this time.  It is still undecided who will receive this one :) 

I had a base of Crumb Cake that I attached the accordian part to and then added a piece of Always Artichoke to the other side that opens with a greeting and when closed is the front of the card.
I used the Peaceful Season stamp set and Deck the halls designer series paper.

another Christmas picture card

I have been playing around with picture cards some more for our Late Night Stampers Challenge.  This one will be for one of Maddie's special teachers but I also wanted to add a picture of the boys so I put that inside.

I used Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla,
and the Jolly Holiday designer series paper along with a retired Christmas stamp set called To You and Yours.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

More mini notebooks

I always seem to come back to these when I need little items for gifts or vendor events, they are so fun to make and everyone needs note pads, right?

These were made with the top note and scallop circle dies, but I have also used the scallop square in the past.  The top note fits the best when you want to use the least amount of paper because you can fit 4 of them on one sheet of copy paper for the inside pages.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Pull ribbon gift card holder

This is another quick and easy gift card holder that I found on Wendy's blog.  She has a great tutorial there if you would like to make some of these.

Word Play stamp set
Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla card stock
Cherry Cobbler classic ink
Antique brads
Deck the Halls designer fabric
Deck the Halls designer series paper
kraft taffeta ribbon
decorative label punch

Monday, November 22, 2010

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Christmas card

Our challenge on Late Night Stampers this week is to make cards with photos so I did this one with My Digital Studio (which is on sale for 50% off until November 30th!!)

Nugget tins

These are some more quick and easy gifts for teachers, co-workers, etc. and another way to use up scraps of paper (can you tell what one of my goals is?).  Each tin holds 12 of the Hershey's nuggets.

I used the Elegant lines impressions folder for the card stock around this one and I think it turned out great.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Clear envelope brag books

I made a few of these fun and easy brag books for gifts and a things this year.  The inside has 5 clear envelopes ready for pictures.  They are a great way to use up scraps of Designer series paper too!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Tea bag matchbooks

I have used these cute little matchbooks for M & M's before, but saw that someone had put tea bags in them and decided to make a few. 

I used the Morning Cup stamp set, markers and punches to decorate and there are 2 tea bags inside each matchbook.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Candy bottles

I have made a few of these bottles filled with candy for an event and love using the Candy Cane specialty paper.  They are super quick and easy to make.

Christmas Treat

I have been making a few projects for a vendor event and really love using the test tubes.  This one is filled with red nerds.
Baja Breeze, Garden Green, Real Red, Whisper White card stock
Occassional Quotes stamp set
dotted scallop ribbon border punch
decorative label punch
Candy Cane specialty paper

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Mini album

I CASED this little mini album from our demonstrator magazine and it was so quick and easy! 

They would make fun little gifts for the grandparents or aunts and uncles, etc. 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My little Rooster

Last week was Missoula Children's Theatre week at our school and only one of my boys decided to be in it.  Hunter was a Rooster and had a blast, he practiced his part all the time and his brother and sister went around the house repeating it all day long too :)

I used a sketch on Soul Scrappers for this page, and it is done in My Digital Studio.

Monday, November 15, 2010

S'more Wishes

This week our challenge at Late Night Stampers is to have something sweet on our project.  I love this stamp set and don't pull it out enough so I thought I would make a birthday card with it for the challenge.
Under the Stars, Word Play stamp sets
Soft Suede, Baja Breeze and Very Vanilla card stock
Elegant Soiree designer series paper
Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso inks and markers

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Just for you

Diva Coffee Break Designs had a color challenge this week and this is what I came up with.....
Just Believe stamp set, Sanded stamp
Concord Crush, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive and Whisper White card stock
Concord Crush, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive classic ink
Decorative label, oval punches
Vintage Wallpaper impressions folder
Bid Shot

Playing catch up

I have to play catch up on some challenges this week so I am going to combine three of them in one card.  The sketch is from Mary Jo, the theme is from Just Add Ink and the colors from Create with Connie and Mary Holiday edition CCMCHM7.

Candy Cane Specialty paper
Blushing Bride, Real Red, Garden Green, Whisper White card stock
Candy Cane designer series buttons
Occassional Quotes stamp set
Real Red Classic ink
Basic Rhinestones
Vintage Wallpaper impressions folder
Big Shot

UStamp Get A Jump On Your Jingle Holiday Papercrafting Edition 2010

My project went live yesterday at UStamp Get A Jump On Your Jingle Holiday Papercrafting Edition 2010  so I am sharing a picture of my projects with you!  If you want to come and join us, you can also get a tutorial for this card and box set along with the other 40 awesome projects by some very talented papercrafters! 

The cost is $24.99 and you can join by going here.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Coffee mugs

I found a tutorial for these cute little coffee mugs at http://www.scor-pal.com/ although I just used my regular scoring tool to make them.  The handles are made with our circle punches.
 I added a single serve coffee packet and some chocolates and plan to do a few with hot cocoa as well.

50% off Stampin' Up! starter kits!

Starting November 15th, you can join Stampin' Up! for 1/2 price! 
You have a choice of the Digital Plus Starter Kit or the Regular Starter Kit and will receive over $310 worth of product!  
The standard Starter Kit includes:

Four complete stamp sets (including a clear-mount set and clear-mount block)
A Stampin' Around wheel, handle, and ink cartridge
Assortment of Designer Series paper and card stock
Four Classic Stampin' Pads
Two Stampin' Write markers
VersaMark Pad
Whisper White 5/8" satin ribbon
Songbird Décor Elements and applicator
Blender pen
Stamping sponge
Stampin' Scrub and Mist
Box of Idea Book & Catalogs
Business forms and tools

The Digital+ Starter Kit includes

My Digital Studio software suite
Three complete stamp sets (including a clear-mount set and clear-mount block)
Assortment of card stock
Four Classic Stampin' Pads
Two Stampin' Write markers
Real Red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
Brights Designer buttons
Songbird Décor Elements and applicator
Stampin' Scrub and Mist
Box of Idea Book & Catalogs
Business forms and tools

Signup can be done online at http://kristinsobolik.stampinup.net/ and my recruiting password is star
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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Tin gift card holder

I saw a few samples of these tins made into gift card holders and wanted to try it out.  I can't remember who created the sample I looked at on Stampin' Connection, but if it was you, please let me know and I will give you credit :)

Most of the items used to make these were found in the Clearance Rack!  Aren't these little snowflakes awesome and they match our current colors as well.

I added a tag from the Two Tags die as a note and the gift card would slide in the pocket on the right side.
I also used the Northern Flurry Impressions folder and the Season of Joy Stamp set.  The colors are Baja Breeze and Riding Hood Red.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


This card is a CASE of one done by Lynn Pratt , I changed a few things, but the basics are the same.  The poinsettia is made with leaves stamped from the French Foliage stamp set and cut out. 

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Another simple Christmas card using the Deck the Halls Designer series paper and the Delightful Decorations stamp set.  I cut out the ornament after I stamped it and the layer behind it us made with the ornament punch. 

Monday, November 8, 2010

Crimped Diamond

I have been eyeing this technique for awhile and finally gave it a try, and it was much easier than I thought it might be!  It is called crimped diamond and it really looks cool when you are done!
Seasonal sentiments stamp set
Jolly Holiday designer series paper
Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso card stock
Early Espresso classic ink

Razzle Dazzle thank yous

At Late Night Stampers this week, our theme is thank you or Thanksgiving, so I thought I would start out  with a couple thank you cards.  These are both using the stamp sets Razzle Dazzle and Matchbox Messages, the Designer Series paper is the retired Razzleberry Lemonade. 

 the inside of the first card...
 I added a little Old Olive to this one and base is Daffodil Delight.

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I am a mom, wife, farmer and Stampin' Up! demonstrator from North Dakota. I love to stamp and scrapbook and share ideas with others so I thought I would try out a blog. Hope you enjoy it!