December 30, 2010

Nature Walk Praying

Hi Stampers.  Today's card gives a sneak peak of more new stuff in the upcoming mini that starts January 4th.  The Framed Tulips Impressions Embossing Folder frames the bravo burgundy card.  The Very Vanilla punched with the scallop border punch frames the Botanical Gazette Designer Series Paper, with birds stamped from the Nature Walk stamp set onto the designer paper.  The sentiment is from the Thoughts and Prayers set.  The Chantilly crocheted laced clips with an Antique Brad finish off the card.

The new mini will be uploaded to my site on January 4th.  Stop back to check it out.


December 29, 2010

Purse Party

I just love a party!  Last night we had a little get together of one of my Girl's Night Out groups.  My DH made a big batch of chili, which was the perfect meal on a cold night.  After dinner, we made this cute purse and cards to go inside, using some new toys from the upcoming mini....just a few more days, and I can show it to you!  Or, if you would like a hard copy, email me, and I'll send you a copy (if you haven't received yours yet).

Each bag was different, because different black and white designer paper was used, along with melon mambo, pale plum, or tempting turquoise.  The stamp set is called Nature Walk. 

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December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

Have a Blessed Christmas.  This card says it all.  Christ is Born ... Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad.


December 23, 2010

Mitten Gift Card Holder

Hello Stampers.  I hope you're ready for Christmas, for it's just one day away!  If you need a gift card holder, here is a cute project (that I learned from Stamping School).  The mittens are made using the wide oval punch and small oval punch.  Then they were embossed using the snow swirled embossing folder.  The trim on the mittens are using the scallop oval punch, then glittered with dazzling diamonds.  The paper is real red, wild wasabi, and candy cane designer paper (sorry, sold out of the mini).  The glimmer brad adds just that extra touch of glitz.

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December 21, 2010

Deck the Halls Treat Holder

This cone was something I learned how to make in Stamping School.  Great resource for lots of projects.

This is made using a 6 x 6 piece of Deck the Halls Designer Paper (soon to be retired as the Holiday Mini Catalog ends 12/31).  The scalloped piece is crumb cake, and the ribbon is crunched down the front (using glue dots) in crumb cake seam binding (new in the upcoming mini catalog).  The big button is one from the Holiday Mini. 

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December 18, 2010

Bundle of Love

From December 17, 2010 through January 24, 2011, get a FREE package of Bitty Buttons--a $4.95 value--when you purchase an exclusive Filled with Love Bundle. See details below.

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December 17, 2010


I can't wait for my UPS guy to deliver today so I can give him this card.  I wanted to make one like this last year (it's a CASE, I think from Jackie Topa), but just never got around to it.  Then when I wanted to give him just a small gift, a replacement guy showed up.  So, he said he would be around today to make his own delivery and I'll give it to him then.  How fun!!!  This character actually has some similarities for my guy.

Here are the pieces:
Hat - wide oval and small oval in brown, word window and 1/2 inch circle in vanilla
Head - Ornament
Eyes - heart to heart (small one in white) standard hole punch in black
Nose - 1/2 inch circle
Ears - Word window (tips)
Hair - Piece of Ornament snipped in for bangs
Shirt - wide oval snipped with large start point to get open neck look
Collar - heart to heart (small hearts trimmed)
Sleeves - small oval - cut it half to get two
Shorts - rectangle scrap snipped with large star point at the crotch (ouch)
legs - word windows
shoes - butterfly - cut in half to get two
socks - slots
arms - heart to heart (wide one)
hands - one flower in boho blossom (trimmed to 3 fingers)
box - rectangle scrap with printed on crumb cake


December 13, 2010

Nugget Christmas Card

Hello Stampers.  Today's card is a card and a candy nugget holder.  I'm not quite sure where I got the idea, but I cannot take credit for it.  The side panel holds 5 wrapped candy nuggets.  The little tags hold the sentiment.  The colors are always artichoke, cherry cobbler, very vanilla, and Deck the Halls Designer Paper (soon to be retired from the Holiday Mini Catalog).  The stamp sets are Bells & Boughs and Tags Til Christmas. 

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December 09, 2010

Peaceful Christmas

Hello stampers.

Today's card uses the Christmas Collage background stamp, stamped and sponged in crumb cake, then mounted on crumb cake.  The ribbon is very vanilla satin just tied in a bow.The sentiment is from the Peaceful Season Hostess Level 2 from the Holiday Mini (which ends this month!).

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December 08, 2010

Scrapbook Gift Box

Is it a box?  Is it an album?  It's both!  What a great way to give the give of pictures without putting it in a typical photo album.  Although this is not my original idea, it sure is a nice gift.   Click here for instructions.

The colors used on my box are crumb cake and rich razzleberry.



December 06, 2010

Christmas Cookies

I was at a cookie exchange this weekend, and I think I better stick to just making cards instead of cookies.  I tried to make a spritz cookie (saw the maker at the store -- a cool tool, and had to have it).  The recipe on the box was not very good, and they came out so dry and pitiful looking.  They tasted so-so.  Of course, someone else made them as well ... they were really fluffy and pretty.  Then I really felt bad.  Anyway, the hostess asked me to bring a craft to bring for everyone to make, and this is what I came up with (it's a CASE, but appropriate for the occasion).  At least that was a hit for me.

The base of the card is real red, and the polka dots paper and ribbon are from some of the retired items that were on sale last month (head over to the clearance rack, there are still some good bargains left).  The pan is brushed silver with corner-rounded edges and scored at 1/4" and bent upwards.  The cookies are on crumb cake, sponged with soft suede.  The gingerbread men are from the Jolly Bingo Bits in the Holiday Mini (which ends January 3).  I used a white gel pen to outline the decorations for a little punch. 

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December 04, 2010

Blushing Bride Circles

Hi Stamping Friends.  Totally non-traditional is what this card is.  The colors are Blushing Bride and Black.  A friend of mine had given me the black snowflakes sticker shapes, and this is what we came up with to put them on.  She likes the more contemporary look.  It's so different, that I really like it.  What do you think?


December 01, 2010

Lovely as a Tree Sympathy

Hello stampers! 

Today's card features, once again, marble rolling.  I wanted to try this technique using different embossing powder.  This one was done using Versamark to run the marbles across, then embossed with black embossing powder.  Aren't these colors together are striking!  They are Pacific Point and Black.

The tree from Lovely as a Tree was also embossed in Black giving it an even richer look.  The black background was embossed using the square lattice embossing folder, and touched off with 5/8" black grosgrain ribbon.

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