Monday, December 31, 2012


The Late Night Stampers Challenge this week is Snowflakes and I thought I would do something other than a card this time.  I used a foam wreath that I found at Target in the dollar section and covered it with some retired Candy Cane Lane designer fabric.
Then I added some glimmer paper snowflakes, ribbon and buttons for a really quick and fun snowflake wreath.

The strips of fabric and all the other elements were added with pins - no adhesive at all on this one.


You can see the other design team projects here.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Feel Good and Blog Candy

This card includes some more sneak peek items from the Occasions Mini catalog.  I used the Feel Goods stamp set along with the Print Poetry Designer Series paper stack and Artisan Embellishments kit. 
The embossing folder is the Lacy Brocade folder and will be carried over into the Occasions Mini catalog from the Holiday one.

The button is from the Artisan Embellishments Kit - I wish there were more of each item in this kit - love it!

On the inside I added a little strip of the same designer series paper for fun.
Blog Candy
We have reached 100,000 hits and I am going to take entries for Blog Candy until January 2nd.  What do you need to do to get entered?  Just comment on any post since this one and I will put you in the drawing!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

For the Record and new Clearance Rack items

There is a Simply Scrappin' Layout kit in the upcoming mini catalog called For the Record.  I used it for these three scrapbook pages and have lots to spare, only adding a 12 x 12 piece of Old Olive card stock and a couple embellishments to what is in the kit.

Quick and easy pages - love it
The clearance rack has new items again make sure to check it out!!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Another Snowflake Card

I have one last Christmas card to share with you this holiday season...
today's card  is another hybrid one using some designer paper from My Digital Studio. 
I added a textured layer behind the dsp and some Glimmer paper snowflakes on top along with a sentiment from the Occasional Quotes stamp set (retired).

Occasional Quotes
Island Indigo classic ink
Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Silver and Champagne Glimmer paper
My Digital Studio
Snow Flurry die
Fancy Fan folder

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Mix and Match

I again am mixing and matching stamp sets on this sympathy card using Thoughts and Prayers, Everything Eleanor and En Francais. 
I added two layers of Whisper White over the top of my Cherry Cobbler card stock, one has a flower stamped on it and the top one the sentiment.

Thoughts and Prayers, En Francais, Everything Eleanor
Cherry Cobbler, Midnight Muse and Crumb Cake classic ink
Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White and Midnight Muse card stock
Vintage Wallpaper folder

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Baby Hands

I wanted to use the Cloudy Day folder with the Baby Prints stamp set and I found some great dsp papers in the Print Poetry Designer Series paper stack  to complete the card.
For the baby girl card, I used Primrose Petals and for the baby boy one I used Marina Mist. 

Baby Prints
Marina Mist, Primrose Petals classic ink
Very Vanilla, Primrose Petals, Midnight Muse card stock
Print Poetry dsp stack
Labels collection framelits
Cloudy Day folder

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Paper Strip Ornaments

Merry Christmas!  I hope you have a wonderful celebration with family and friends as well as safe travels this holiday season.
I have another sample to show you for our Late Night Stampers challenge of 3D ornaments and it is a CASE of one I found on Dawn Griffith's website (she has a great video that shows you how to make them too!)
I used the Be of Good Cheer designer series paper, linen thread, Delicate Doilies sizzlit, Champagne glimmer paper, Snow Flurry die, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons and glue dots to make them.

They were VERY quick to put together and my 7 year old daughter told me I must have magic to have made them, LOL! 

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government shall be on his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

Monday, December 24, 2012

Joy at Christmas and Blog Candy

I thought I would share a digital Christmas card with you today, one day I will do this for the cards I send in the mail!  I used My Digital Studio and one of the newest digital downloads called A to Z Wood (the Joy and 2012).
The large basic pearls were recolored to Cherry Cobbler and I used the Medallion stamp behind the picture.  The banner and piece that backs the sentiment are punches called the flag punch and the background with the chevron pattern is an embellishment from the Days in December collection.
Blog Candy Alert!
I have been watching my visitor log the last few weeks planning to offer some Blog Candy when we reach 100,000 hits and we are so very close!  I will share what it will be in the upcoming days...
How can you be entered in the drawing?  Leave a message on my posts from now until we reach 100, is that simple :)

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Comfort Cafe Meets Daring Adventure

I had some leftover pieces of Comfort Cafe and Fanfare dsp and thought I would pair them with the Daring Adventure stamp set. 
The card has a few layers, but they are all attached with snail adhesive so this would be a great card to send in the mail (no embellishments).
Daring Adventure
Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Pool Party card stock
Midnight Muse, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede classic ink
Comfort Cafe and Fanfare DSP

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Sale-a-bration sneak peek

This card uses some fun circles of dsp called Sycamore Street and it will be a Sale-a-bration exclusive before we know it! 
I punched my circles with the 2 1/2" , 1 3/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches.  The sentiment is from Seasonal Sayings and is stamped in Island Indigo classic ink.
I added some large rhinestones as a finishing touch.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Crumb Cake Thank You

I played around with a few different stamp sets on this card - Everything Eleanor, Just Believe and En Francais.
I used some 7/16" natural trim ribbon behind my flower  image that is an upcoming item in the Occasions Mini catalog.
Everything Eleanor, Just Believe, En Francais
Crumb Cake, Early Espresso classic ink
Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Island Indigo card stock
7/16" natural trim ribbon
modern label punch
word window punch

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wishing You...

My middle child was 9 on Tuesday and this is the card I made for him using a leftover number from the Snowflake Season Simply Scrappin' Kit, a tag from the Two Tags die and some dsp from the Festival of Prints pack.
I added a sentiment from the Wacky Wishes stamp set and on my Cherry Cobbler layer under the tag, I used the Simply Scored Borders Scoring Plate (Occasions Mini catalog).

I made another version that doesn't have a number on it as well and just added a scallop circle that I embossed with the Honeycomb folder and a Cherry Cobbler button on top of it.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Sparkle and Shimmer

The current Late Night Stampers challenge is 3D ornaments, since I have shown you a couple of the fun ones similar to the one on the cover of the Holiday mini catalog, I thought I would create something different.
I made it a hybrid project and decorated both sides differently, the first side is printed from MDS using the To You from Me download.  I added some Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details to the ornaments.

On the back, I used some Glimmer paper and the Snow Flurry die as well as the Clear circle die.   It is hung with Cherry Cobbler tulle and I added a large rhinestone to the middle of the snowflakes.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Clockworks Birthday

Today's card is a simple one using the Clockworks and Wacky Wishes stamp sets.  I stamped some of the images in Island Indigo, Soft Suede and Raspberry Ripple and then added my sentiment with a decorative label.
Wacky Wishes
Whisper White, Island Indigo card stock
Island Indigo, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Raspberry Ripple classic ink
decorative label punch

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Vintage Verses

More preview cards for you today using some Occasions Mini catalog and some Sale-bration items! 
These cards are both made using the Tea for Two dsp again, this time I paired it with the Sale-a-bration stamp set Vintage Verses and also the Everything Eleanor set.

Both cards also have embossing on a layer done with the Honeycomb folder and some Natural 7/16" trim ribbon.

Everything Eleanor, Vintage Verses
Tea for Two dsp
Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue, Calypo Coral card stock
Early Espresso, So Saffron classic ink
Natural 7/16" trim ribbon
neutrals buttons
linen thread
Honeycomb folder

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Feel Goods

These cards are made with some more preview items from the upcoming Occasions Mini catalog.
I have used the stamp set Feel Goods and the Tea for Two designer series paper for both cards.

The paper makes it look like I did more to the card than I did :)

Feel Goods
Tea for Two dsp
Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade and So Saffron card stock
Early Espresso classic ink
Labels collection framelits
Victoria crochet trim
vintage trinkets

Friday, December 14, 2012

Clearance Rack Blitz

Stampin' Up! has added tons of great products to the clearance rack - great ideas for stocking stuffers and last minute gifts!  Markers, ink pads, ribbons, dies, stamp sets, a cutter, stamp cleaner, etc.
You know it won't last long so make sure to check it out!  You can click the picture above or go here.

Tag Greeting

Another Christmas card to share with you today using a tag from the Two Tags die as the focal point.  I added a snowflake from the Snow Flurry die and a doily from the Delicate Doilies sizzlit along with some Festival of Prints dsp.
The background is Gumball Green that has been embossed with the Honeycomb folder and my sentiment is from Greetings of the Season and is in Cherry Cobbler.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Sneak Peek

Today's card is a fun preview of some things to come in the Occasions Mini catalog!  The background is embossed with the Cloudy Day folder and it has a layer of designer series paper over it from the More Amore dsp set. 
Each of the delicate doilies die cuts have a silver basics designer button over the top of them (these will come in 2 different sizes).

My sentiment is from the Kindness matters stamp set and I just cut the corners with the paper snips.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A Drawer Full of Love

I have my final project for UStamp with Dawn and Friends Wrapping up the Holidays to share with you today. 
The projects are still up and pdf tutorials are still available if you want to come on over and check it out!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Oval Accent Gift Card Holder

I have another sample for the Late Night Stampers challenge using Gift Card holders.  This one is made from the Oval Accent Die - I cut one from the Naturals composition specialty paper and one from Gumball Green card stock.
I embossed the Gumball Green piece with the Honeycomb folder (preview item from the Occasions Mini catalog!) and cut off about 1/3 of it.  It is attached to the back of the other piece around the edges so that a gift card will fit inside the pocket.

Then, I decorated the front with some Silver Glimmer paper, Be of Good Cheer DSP, Natural 7/16" trim ribbon (another sneak peek from the Occasions Mini catalog), linen thread and Very vanilla and Cherry cobbler card stock.

I added a strip of the Be of Good Cheer dsp to the Cherry Cobbler holiday ornament die cut and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Vintage wallpaper folder. 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Musical Pursuit

I will get away from the Christmas themed cards for a little bit today with another one I created with some scraps and leftovers on my table. 
I use this saying quite a bit, I just love it, from the Pursuit of Happiness stamp set.
Pursuit of Happiness
Naturals composition specialty paper
Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Soft Suede and Pool Party card stock
Night of Navy classic ink
labels collection framelits
windows collection framelits
Vintage wallpaper folder
Perfect polka dots folder
linen thread

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christ is Born

I have not tried out the Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stampin' Pad yet so I thought I would use it on this card.
It is difficult to see in the pictures, but behind the saying I used it to stamp a large flower.  It shows up really well when you look at it in person and I love the effect.

Christ is Born
Soft Suede textured, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake card stock
Soft Suede and Illuminate Glimmer Watermark ink
Fancy Fan folder

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Remembering with you

This is another simple Christmas card using Snowflake Soiree and Evergreen.  I stamped the snowflakes in Crumb Cake and the sentiment in Early Espresso.
Evergreen, Snowflake Soiree
Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Whisper White, Early Espresso card stock
Early Espresso, Crumb cake classic ink
basic pearls

Friday, December 7, 2012

December Stamp Club projects

These are the projects we made for Stamp Club this month, I kept within the Christmas theme using the Be of Good Cheer designer series paper, Snow Flurry die, Greetings of the Season stamp set and Holiday collection framelits.
The layout is pretty simple but I have allowed room to personalize with a title or other embellishments if they choose.  I thought using the piece of card stock that has already had the snowflakes cut out would be fun little twist this time.

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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!