Friday, November 30, 2012

Delicate Doilies Birthday two ways

I decided it had been awhile since I pulled out my Delicate Doilies stamp set and came up with these two versions of the same basic card.
On the top I used some Festival of Prints dsp stack paper and some pearls to accent.
On this card, I added some retired ribbon along with some Victoria crochet trim and pearls.  I also punched one edge and pierced a border that I outlined with a marker. 
While neither one is what I had in my head when I started, I think they both
 turned out ok.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Congratulations card and Bundles Sale

Today's card is similar to the one I posted yesterday although I added a sentiment and removed the linen thread (still working with scraps and class leftovers for my cards!). 
Layered Labels
Pretty in Pink, Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Naturals composition specialty paper
Island Indigo classic ink
2 1/2" circle punch
Apothecary accents
Vintage wallpaper folder
Now the the online extravaganza sale is over, we have something new for you!
Bundles for Holiday Packaging!!
Perfect for packaging those holiday goodies!  You can find out more by clicking on the picture above or right here.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Mixed Bunch Composition

Today is the last day of our Online Extravaganza so you won't want to miss out!  We have 3 products that are only on sale today...
Retail Price
Sale Price
118941Clear Block Bundle (Blocks A-I)
120279Clear Block Storage Caddy
109127Stack & Store Caddy
Click on the picture above to start shopping or click here.
I have a card for you today that is sentiment free because I have had some requests for those.  I used the Mixed Bunch stamp set and punched the image out with the Blossom punch. 
Mixed Bunch
Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Whisper White card stock
Naturals composition specialty paper
designer brads
blossom punch
linen thread
Vintage Wallpaper folder
2 1/2" circle punch

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Sparkle and Shine

Another Late Night Stampers Challenge card for you - this week the challenge is Christmas projects with sparkle.
I saved a piece of Champagne glimmer paper that I cut with the Snow Flurry die and then used the Circle clear die to cut around it.  There is also a layer of Core'dinations Early Espresso behind the circle.

Greetings of the Season
Champagne and Red Glimmer paper
Very Vanilla, Early Espresso core'dinations card stock
Festival of prints stack
Cherry Cobbler ink
linen thread
Fancy Fan folder
Circle clear die
Snow flurry die

Monday, November 26, 2012

Stamp Camp projects

We had a great time on Saturday during our Stamp Camp!  The first project was inspired by Erica Cerwin, I designed this little package after a project I saw on her blog recently.   
My bow didn't want to behave for the picture, sorry!

We added some little treats to a cello bag to put on the inside.

Lisa designed this fun card using vellum, the Evergreen stamp set and some Candlelight Christmas specialty paper.

She made some great tags that we used for thank yous as well, there were two others that I didn't get a picture of before we left.

And finally, we made this card using the Snowflake Soiree and Sassy Salutations stamp sets.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Boy Birthday

Some more cards using leftover pieces...I had printed some of this designer series paper from My Digital Studio (called On the Go) and had leftovers from another project.  I decided it was time to use the rest so I put together some boy cards with it.
The sentiment is from the Full of Life stamp set and I have also used some 3" circles, apothecary accents, the Chevron, Stripes and Perfect Polka Dots folders.

Island Indigo was used for the ink color and the card stock choices were Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Island Indigo and Soft Suede.

Now to pick the little boys to give the card to! :)

Don't for get about the Online Extravaganza!  Just a few more days of 20 to 50% lots and lots of great products.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Boxes and Boxes of Goodies

The new session is open and I can share one of my projects with you!  Dawn is also using this session as a fundraiser for Sandy victims - she is using $10 of each event fee toward purchasing blankets for those who have lost so much.  Isn't she awesome!

I just love the fun Christmas designer series paper options we have this year and had to showcase one in this project. 
Come on over and join us!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Candlelight Christmas Ornament

This is my second attempt at an ornament (still haven't tried stamping first and then using the framelits - but I will!).  I used the Candlelight Christmas specialty paper along with some Very Vanilla and Champagne Glimmer paper.
The middle has the largest of the delicate doilies and I used Crumb Cake tulle along with Victoria crochet trim.

The button is a retired one...


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you all have a wonderful day with friends and family and safe travels as well - Happy Thanksgiving!
This card is one without a sentiment that I used with more scraps (I never seem to run out of them!).  Again, the music stamp is from Nature's Pace and I added some texture with the Perfect Polka Dots and Fancy Fan folders. 
Don't forget to check out the great deals - 20 to 50% off lots of products during our Online on the picture to start shopping!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Notes and Elements

Today's card is a simple one, but I used three different stamp sets to complete it - Elements of Style, Nature's Pace and Loving Thoughts.
I love the way it turned out - the music stamp is a little too long to fit when placed this direction so I cut it off where the right side meets the edge of the Cherry Cobbler layer.
Elements of Style
Loving Thoughts
Nature's Pace
Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso classic ink
Early Espresso, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler card stock
snail adhesive

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Christmas Combinations

The Late Night Stampers challenge this week is Christmas color combinations.  I have the same card with two different combinations, both of which I really like. 
The first combination is Island Indigo, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Primrose Petals and Whisper White. 

The next combination is Bravo Burgundy, Early Espresso, Blushing Bride and Whisper White.  I have also used some Champagne Glimmer paper on both cards to add a little Christmas shine.

Christmas in the Heart
Early Espresso classic ink
Whisper White, Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Primrose Petals, Crumb Cake, Bravo Burgundy, Blushing Bride card stock
Snow Flurry die
Champagne Glimmer paper
Chevron, Vintage Wallpaper, Stripes and Perfect Polka Dots folder
Don't forget to check out the awesome deals in the online Extravaganza this week...My Digital Studio 2 at 50% off!!! and many more deals as well.


Monday, November 19, 2012

Framelit Ornament

This is my first attempt at making an ornament with the Holiday Ornaments framelits.  I did not stamp the ornaments, just die cut them for this one.  The Wisteria Wonder ornaments have been embossed with the Lacy Brocade folder.
I used some 1/4" stitched ribbon and Crumb Cake tulle along with some Champagne glimmer paper and basic rhinestones for decorating it. 

The entire ornament was spritzed with vanilla shimmer when I was done, which you can't really see from the picture.

Online Extravaganza

It starts today and you won't want to miss out on all the great deals! 
You can click on the picture above or the link at the bottom to get started

Online Extravaganza November 19th 28th only

Our biggest online sale of the year, Online Extravaganza, begins Monday, November 19, and ends on Wednesday, November 28. We've got a fantastic selection of stamp sets, accessories, and tools that will be discounted up to 50 percent!

You won't want to miss the first 24 hours of the sale when the Big Shot, Doctor's Bag, and Simply Scored Diagonal Plate will be 20 percent off retail price!

  • Discounts range between 20 and 50 percent--awesome!
  • Discounted products are available on all order types (customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online).
  • There's no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion. Sale on!
  • For product bundles, you need to use the bundle item numbers provided. If you use individual item numbers, you won't get the discount

You can shop at starting now or contact me directly at

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Gingerbread Baking

I have seen some cute cards that have a baking sheet out of card stock with some gingerbread men on top and thought I would try some with leftover metal sheets I had from another project.
The gingerbread men are embossed with Early Espresso embossing powder and I added some basic pearls for their buttons.

I used the Be of Good Cheer designer series paper, some Cherry Cobbler seam binding and the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.
Scentsational Season, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Be of Good Cheer dsp
Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, and Bubblegum Green card stock
Cherry Cobbler ink
Early Espresso embossing powder
Cherry Cobbler seam binding
metal sheets
corner rounder
basic pearls
modern label punch

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Simple Snowflakes

For this card, I combined Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla for a soft and sparkly look.
Snowflake Soiree
Pool Party, Very Vanilla card stock
Soft Suede, Crumb Cake classic ink
basic rhinestones
Vanilla satin ribbon

Friday, November 16, 2012

Season's Greetings

I have another Christmas card to share with you today, this one uses the Curly Cute stamp set and the Holiday collection framelits.
I added some Snow Festival designer series paper behind the die cut tree and cut a little star from the Champagne Glimmer paper.
Curly Cute
Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Whisper White card stock
Snow Festival dsp
Holiday collection framelits
Champagne Glimmer paper
Perfect Polka Dots folder

Thursday, November 15, 2012

New products for a limited time!

Isn't this the cutest little machine?  It is called a Texture Boutique embossing machine and it is available for a limited time, Stampin' Up! has 4000 to sell and when they are gone...What a great gift idea!
It is available alone or in a bundle with a couple embossing folders.

Texture Boutique Embossing Machine-  Give the gift of texture. The Texture Boutique works with Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to transform ordinary cardstock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece. This machine embosses only; it does not die cut. We have 4,000 available to be sold only while supplies last. If this product test goes well, we may offer the Texture Boutique again in the future.

To help you with your gift-giving needs, we're offering a special Texture Boutique Bundle (item 132700) that includes the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine and the Flower Garden and Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folders for $39.95 (a $45.85 value). Or purchase just the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine (item 132657) for $29.95.
Talking Tag-

Give the gift of sound. Handcrafted projects show loved ones how much you care--let your voice tell them too! With Talking Tag, you can record your own personal message that recipients can access by scanning the Talking Tag. Attach them to cards, invitations, gift tags, business cards, catalogs, scrapbook pages, wine bottles . . . well, anything!
Buy 'em by the sheet! You get 10 tags for $7.95 (item 129723).

You can either contact me here or go shopping yourself here if you are interested in these limited time products! 

Hand Knit

I had to share a project that I completed a little while ago.  Being fairly new to knitting these fingerless mittens had me pretty nervous, but I actually made 2 pairs!  While they are not made from Stampin' Up! yarn (since we don't have any, lol!), I did use linen thread and some of our buttons to complete them.
I love the little Hand Knit stamp set for things like this because it is fun to put a little tag on them when you give them away for a gift.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Hybrid Winter Wishes

This is a hybrid card that I made using My Digital Studio.  The designer series paper was printed on card stock and is from the Frosty Day II collection.  I love the little mittens and the colors in the striped pattern.
The rest of the card consists of Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Early Espresso card stock; Early Espresso, Certainly Celery and Pink Pirouette ink and markers and some white baker's twine.
I used the Bootiful Occasions stamp set for my image.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Designer Fabric Bags

I am always pinning sewing projects that look like they would work well with Stampin' Up!'s designer fabric, but I don't sew.  So they sit there.  My mom was nice enough to make a few of these bags for me (she said they were pretty easy, but I haven't tried them!) and I thought they fit the Late Night Stampers giftables challenge this week.
The pattern for the bags can be found here.  They are the perfect size for our catalog so I thought they would make great hostess gifts as well as Christmas gifts.

Now to find the time and patience to learn how to make them myself...

Monday, November 12, 2012

Nothing is Worth More

I am teaching a class next weekend at the PRBC Stamping and Scrapbooking retreat and this is one of the samples I have for them. 
For this one, I used the Autumn Accents die and embossed the leaves with the Woodgrain and Perfect Polka Dots folders.  There is a little piece of Naturals Composition specialty paper behind the picture and the sentiment is from Summer Afternoon.

The buttons and ribbon are from the clearance rack and my card stock colors are Island Indigo, More Mustard, Soft Suede, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Dots and Notes

This card features the same musical notes that I used in the card in this post, from Nature's Pace.  The background is also the same - Marina Mist card stock stamped with Distressed Dots and Marina Mist classic ink.
I added some Naturals composition specialty paper, scallop dots ribbon and a sentiment from Loving Thoughts.

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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!