Saturday, December 31, 2011

Dotted Thank You

I think I am going to LOVE using the new framelits dies!!  This card again uses the Bordering on Romance stamp set from the Occasions Mini catalog and I have cut a piece of Baja Breeze card stock using the Labels Collection Framelits die and put it behind my sentiment. 

I also used some Brights designer series paper - Rich Razzleberry - and the button is from the clearance rack in the Candy Cane lane designer buttons.

I hope you all enjoy a fun and safe New Year's Eve tonight!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Designer Birthday

This card is made using the second design from the Designer Cuts cards and envelopes package in the Occassions Mini catalog.  I am not 100% sure I love the way it turned out, I think it will take some more playing around to find a design I like!

The buttons and pleated ribbon are also new in the mini catalog and the stamp set used is Curly Cute.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

UStamp with Dawn and Friends Score!! 2011

Today is opening day for our latest Ustamp with Dawn and Friends Event and I know you will love it!  We are showcasing the Simply Scored tool in every project and you won't want to miss it!!

Dawn is also going to draw 3 names from those who have signed up for the event and they will be awarded a FULL YEAR of FREE UStamp with Dawn Events! 

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More Favorites

Here are a couple more favorites from this year to share with you for our Late Night Stampers challenge this week. 

The first one was a birthday card for my oldest son who turned 9 in May. 

I was playing with a new technique on this one and just love the way it turned out!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Designer Cuts

Another sneak peek from the Occasions Mini catalog today, this time using the Designer Cute cards and envelopes set.  This set comes with 8 cards and envelopes - 2 different designs and the cards have been laser cut.  This is the heart card and the other has a lace border cut out.

I put a piece of Cherry Cobbler behind the heart and added a strip of the same card stock that I ran through the Big Shot with one of the pieces in the Adorning accents impressions folder set.  Then, I added some Blushing Bride smooch spritz and some large pearl basic jewels. 

These are so pretty you don't really need to add a lot to them to create your card.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Bordering on Romance Sneak Peek

I have a sneak peek for you today of a stamp set that will be in the Occasions Mini Catalog next month.  It is called Bordering on Romance and although I have not shown it here, the stamp set will coordinate with the Adorning Accents Framelits and Textured impressions embossing folders.

A couple other new items on this card are the Twitterpated designer buttons and 3/8" pleated satin ribbon in Blushing Bride. 

Also used:
Big Shot
Stripes impressions folder
3" circle die
Scallop circle #2 die
Early Espresso, Bashful Blue and Whisper White card stock
Early Espresso, Bashful Blue, Blushing Bride, Pretty in Pink, Pear Pizzazz and So Saffron
 classic ink and markers

Monday, December 26, 2011


This week at Late Night Stampers, we are sharing some of our favorite cards from the past year.  It will be pretty difficult to pick a few, but here is my first one for you.  The original post is here.

Another favorite is from a project I created for the UStamp with Dawn and Friends event called Big Shot Brilliance.  The original post is here.

I will be sharing a few more this week along with some new projects and previews of the upcoming Occasions Mini catalog.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas with friends and family as we celebrate the birth of Jesus so many years ago. 

Today I am going to share with you a couple more Christmas gift and project ideas that are really quite simple to put together. 

The ornaments are just glass or plastic clear ornaments you can purchase at craft stores and I used some hairspray and glitter to make them sparkle.  They will probably be stamped on at some point, but they look so pretty even without it!

The candle below is simply covered with a red metal sheet that has been embossed with the Vintage wallpaper impressions folder.  I added a few basic rhinestones too.

And the final candle started out similarly to the tiles I posted yesterday, but printing on tissue paper.  Next, I placed the tissue paper on the candle and covered it with wax paper and used my heat tool to attach it. 

To give it a little more decoration, I added some Early Espresso satin ribbon around it and punched out some 5 petal flowers and embossed them with the Perfect Polka dots impressions folder.  I added a little glimmer paper and a glimmer brad and the flower is stuck into the candle with the brad.

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 24, 2011


I was playing with some tile ideas for Christmas gifts this year.  The pictures were printed on tissue paper and applied with mod podge.  The sentiments and large images in the picture at the bottom of the post were created by stamping with versamark and adding embossing powder and applying heat. 

I did the embossing first and added the pictures last.

Then I used little pieces of cork to add to the bottom to protect the surfaces the tiles will sit on.

I think I will have to do some more playing around with these in the future, it was a fun project and hopefully the recipients will enjoy them too.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Stocking Tags

I have made quite a few of these fun tags with the Holiday Stocking Bigz Die and thought I would share a few more. 

I used the Holly Berry Bouquet specialty paper, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla card stock, silver and red glimmer paper and some 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon.  I ran out of our little jingle bells so I used some bigger ones I had on hand and added a little more shimmer with some Cherry Cobbler dazzling details that will be in the Occasions Mini catalog.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Blue Silver and White

Another Late Night Stampers challenge sample for the week with the Silver, Blue and
White holiday projects. 

I punched out some 3/4", 1" and 1 1/4" circles of silver glimmer paper and added them to a piece of Bashful Blue card stock that was embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots impressions folder.  Then, I added an assortment of buttons in different colors of blue.  The sentiment is from Season of Joy.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

More sparkles!

I made a really quick bookmark to share today using a large paperclip.  These are really fast and easy and can be a fun thing to add to a birthday card or for any occassion.

I used the 1 3/4" circle punch, snowflake punch and doily triple layer punch and added a brad to hold it all together.  For the back, I punched another 1 3/4" circle and used dimensionals to hold the two together around the paper clip. 

Colors: Whisper White, Baja Breeze and Red Glimmer paper.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Mitten Card

I had to make one of these cute little mitten cards that I have seen floating around!  The pattern comes from Lynn Pratt.

I added a little cuff made with Soft Suede card stock that I ran through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots impresions folder.  On the mitten, I added a little piece of DSP from a Simply Scrappin' Kit and a punched snowflake and basic rhinestone. 

Monday, December 19, 2011

Blue Silver and White Christmas

We have a color challenge this week at Late Night Stampers - Blue, Silver and White for Christmas.  I chose Island Indigo as my blue and the silver glimmer paper for the silver element.

Curly Cute stamp set
Island Indigo and Whisper White card stock
Island Indigo classic ink
Silver Glimmer paper
Snowflake #2 die
Designer printed brads
Vintage Wallpaper impressions folder

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Seasons Blessings

I found some cute little frames on clearance from the dollar section of one of the big craft stores last year and had used a few, but still had this red one left. 

I cut out the oval because it wasn't quite the same size as our ovals die and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper impressions folder.  I added a little bit of 5/8" Real Red grosgrain ribbon and an image and sentiment from a couple of retired stamp sets that I love. 

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Desk Calendar

I purchased a few of these little calendars and thought I would put together a few simple desk calendars using 4" x 6" acrylic frames. 

On this one, I used the Best Friends Forever Stamp set, Beau Chateau designer series paper, Victoria ribbon and basic pearls.  I wish the calendar was vanilla colored, but I still like the way it turned out.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Simple Frame Idea

On this project, I decided to give a frame that I have been using for a picture a new purpose.  I took a 5" x 7" piece of Soft Suede Card stock to use as my base and then decorated with Beau Chateau designer series paper and the Love and Sympathy stamp set. 

A few punches, some ribbon and layers and I have a quick little decorative frame.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Clearance Rack Blitz!

Nearly 200 new Clearance Rack items are being added to the Online Store at discounts up to 80 percent off retail--while supplies last!

There are lots of wonderful things including old style punches in the current shapes, scrapbook albums, dies, buttons, ribbon, etc.!

You can Shop Now, but don't wait too long, they are only while supplies last!!

Jolly Shimmer Paint

This is another project to go along with our Late Night Stampers theme of ornaments this week.  I started with a clear glass ornament and I added a little water and Silver Shimmer paint to the inside and swirled it around until it was all covered. 

Then, before it dried, I added some mica flakes to the inside and set it aside to dry. 

I added another decor element from the Letters to Santa package on the outside and put some blue jean ribbon through the hook to use as a handle.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Merry and Bright

I needed a little thank you gift for someone and thought this was a fun little gift idea.  I used part of the Letters to Santa decor elements package and added the Merry and Bright to a jar I found while shopping at a craft store last week. 

Inside I added some Sugar Cookies I made with the Cookie Press Stamp....they have been a huge hit!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


This is another card I made with some extra items I had punched and die cut awhile back.  I used the Framed Tulips and Perfect Polka Dots impressions folders for the background.

Elements of Style stamp set
Whisper White, Marina Mist, Early Espresso and Soft Suede card stock
Soft Suede, Early Espresso and Marina Mist classic ink
Music notes wheel
Framed Tulips and Perfect Polka Dots impressions folders
Beautiful Butterflies die
1 3/8" circle punch
Boho blossoms punch
1 3/4" scallop circle punch
vintage trinkets
Espresso satin ribbon

Monday, December 12, 2011

Glimmery ornament

Our late night stampers challenge this week is ornaments, I always love to see new ideas for these!


I have used the scallop circle die, snowflake #2 die, 1 3/4" circle punch, 2 1/2"  punch, 1 3/4" scallop circle punch, mica flakes, a treat cup and the Season of Joy stamp set for this quick and easy ornament.  The ribbon is sneak peak from the upcoming mini catalog! 

Sunday, December 11, 2011


I finally got around to using Mary Jo's sketch this week!  This time of year I should have lots of time to work on my projects, but it doesn't seem like that is true this year.

I used Soft Suede, Pear Pizazz and Pretty in Pink card stock and classic inks along with the stamp set Daring Adventure for my sample.

There is some texture added as well with the Stripes and Perfect Polka Dots impressions folders and a little bit of dotted scallop ribbon in Pretty in Pink

Friday, December 9, 2011

Baby Cupcakes

During the Stamping Retreat, Sarah showed us the cutest little baby gift she had put together and I had to come home and make one!  The "frosting" is a pair of socks and the cupcake is a onsie (hers was a receiving blanket which comes out a little smoother, but this worked well too.

Ths stamp set is one that will be coming in our new Occassions Mini catalog in January - I just love it!!  The box is one of our Kraft boxes that are in the Holiday Mini catalog, I sure hope they get carried over because they are really fun to decorate.

This little gift fits well with our theme of Celebrations at Late Night Stampers this week as well.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Stamp Retreat

Last weekend, my upline, Sarah, and her sister, Charissa, had their annual Stamping Retreat and these are some of the fun projects we did for make and takes. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Blog Hop Blog Candy Winner

Our UStamp with Dawn and Friends Up on the Rooftop Blog Hop winner is....
So many great ideas!

Lisa, please send me your e-mail address and mailing address by 8 pm tonight so we can get your goodies out to you!

Thanks for all the visits and wonderful comments!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Celebrating Maddie!

This week our challenge at Late Night Stampers is Celebrations and since today is Maddie's birthday, I thought I would share her birthday card.  Turning 6 is a very important thing :)

I used Best Friends Forever as my stamp set and Blushing Bride, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Pink Pirouette for card stock and inks.

There is also some basic pearls, linen thread and a subtle button along with a little Beau Chateau designer series paper.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

UStamp with Dawn and Friends Up on the Rooftop Blog Hop Holiday 2011

Welcome to the UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! Up On The Roof Top 2011 World Showcase Holiday Blog Hop.
If you have been following the Blog Hop from the beginning, you have seen Jamie Adcock's fantastic paper snowflake. I always love to see what Jamie is working on, she is wonderfully creative!
If you are just joining the Blog Hop, no problem, as you can start at any point. All the Designer's Blogs are linked together so you will be able to see ALL the FABULOUS projects we have for you.
Today, I have some fun packaging projects for you that have a lot of pearls and SHIMMER! All three of the packaging ideas were made with the Big Shot dies and I threw in some embossed pieces as well.  These would work great to hold little gifts for teachers, friends or as a gift card holder.

The Fancy Favor box is covered with our Holly Berry Bouquet fabric and the handle is made from the lace ribbon border punch.

Next, I have a box made from the Scallop Square die and it is also embossed with the Northern Flurry impressions folder.
The third packaging idea is a top note gift box that has lots of fun decorations including a bauble!

Don't you just love the bauble? :)

And finally a matching card!
As a Special Thank You for stopping by my blog I am giving away BLOG CANDY!!
Please leave a comment about my project to be entered for a chance to win a great goodie bag of current Stampin' Up! products. I will randomly select a winner to be announced on Tuesday, so please check back to see if you are the lucky recipient!
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You have the opportunity to get the downloadable PDF Tutorial for my project FREE!! It's a GIFT from UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! Woohoo!! See the blinkie below to access the FREE Blog Hop Website.
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Thanks again for stopping by and Happy Holidays to YOU!!

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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!