Sunday, November 30, 2008

Three Trees

Here is a card that I created based on one of my favorite little cards in the Papercrafts December issue. I love the little tree in Mr. Twigster, and this seemed perfect! Remember, only one day left to take advantage of the Holiday Extravaganza sale - flyer at the top of my blog. And, today is the LAST day to submit a photo your Christmas Card for the contest to

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Gorgeous Snow Globe Card

Isn't this Snow Globe card amazing! We made this at our demo shoebox swap and I think this is totally elegant. The snow globe looks beautiful in person. Don't forget, you have 2 days left to enter the Card Contest, and the sale ends Monday!!Here are the directions to make the snow globe portion of the card:

1. Stamp your design on a circular piece of cardstock.
2. Color in design like normal.
3. Apply Versamark all over circle and apply Glassy Glaze Clear Embossing Powder all over it.
4. Heat to emboss.
5. Apply Versamark over bottom portion and add chunky glitter to bottom only.
6. Heat just a little bit on bottom.
7. Apply Versamark over entire circle again, add Glassy Glaze Embossing Powder and heat.
8. You're done!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving! A Cute Ornament for You!

I found an ornament made in the newest issue of Papercrafts Magazine, and decided to convert it to Stampin' Up! products and really like the results. I used Riding Hood Red Prints DSP, the Snow Swirled Stamp Set, Punches, and a round coaster. I also used a Christmas greeting from "Best Yet". What do you think?

See the Holiday Extravaganza sale information just below this posting. I also have a link on the top of my blog.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Holiday Extravaganza Sale Items - Get them FAST!

Here is the sale flyer for the Holiday Extravaganza Items - don't forget to order right away, they are limited quantities! Make sure to order via (hit SHOP NOW in upper right corner).

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tree Card

Isn't this Tree cute? One of my fellow demonstrators made it for our shoebox swap over the weekend. I just love the folded back edge! Check back soon for the Holiday Extravaganza sale items, I'll post the flyer!!

Ski Slope - Bliss!

We have a little neighbor who just loves Bliss candy, so I designed this cute little holder to package 4 of them! I used the set that I got FREE from my upline to make the little sign on the front, and I can't get enough of the striped ribbon in our new In-Colors. Here are the directions for the holder:

1. Cut one sheet of chocolate chip, 3" x 7 3/4".
2. Score at 3", 3 3/8", 6 3/8", 6 3/4" and fold.
3. Attach 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" piece of Ski Slope DSP to front.
4. Attach a 3/4" x 2 3/4" piece of Ski Slope DSP to inside flap.
5. Cut and attach a 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" piece of coordinating colored card stock to inside.
6. Attach 4 Bliss candy inside with glue dots to this piece.
7. Tie ribbon around front of holder, decorate with stamped image and you're done!

Don't forget about the Christmas Card Contest, only 5 days left!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Top Note Rockin' Bag

I have secretly coveted this bag ever since seeing Angie's...and she brought the materials to our shoebox swap last night! You can't even imagine how excited I was. Plus, now I just HAVE to have both the Big Shot AND the Top Note die, which I will be treating myself to for Christmas - yeah, Santa!!

Only SEVEN days left to enter the Christmas Card Contest - Loretta, that means you!! :)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Christmas Present - No Peeking!

I just LOVE this card and thought about it for awhile, and even got input from the club girls on how to make it great! This will be my shoebox swap for our demonstrator meeting on Saturday. I just can't wait for them to see the little presents. The Scallop Edge punch is great, isn't it? You can buy one now at!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Girly Christmas Card

Here is a girly Christmas Card using Old Olive, Riding Hood Red Prints, and Pink Pirouette. I added a Fire Crystal Brad and Dazzling Diamonds to complete the girly look (along with the little box and scallop edge). Let me know what you think!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Christmas Present Page

I just LOVE the "I Wish" Simply Scrappin' Kit and made this cute present page using a little bit of the kit - Real Red 12x12 textured cardstock, some of the cute die-cut stickers, Patterned Paper, and Whisper White textured cardstock. I added Chocolate Chip 5/8" grossgrain ribbon to "tie" my page together (heehee). The measurements for the slits are as follows:

1. Starting 3/8" in from the left top corner, make a 5/8" slit, then make one 2" from that slit, then 1", then 2", alternating until you end up near the upper left corner.
2. Repeat this exact pattern on the bottom of the page, from left to right.
3. For the sides, start 1" below the bottom of the top left 5/8" slit and 3/8" in from the left of the page and cut a horizontal 5/8" slit, cut another one parallel to this 2" down, then 1", and repeating until you reach the bottom of the page.
4. Do this on both sides. Thread ribbon through, cutting 3 pieces for sides and 2 longer pieces for top section so that you can make a bow.

And don't forget the Christmas Card contest!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


I just loved the ornaments that Stampin' Up! made for their on-line advertising campaign and couldn't wait to make one myself! Here is my ornament (from Michaels) with a Rub-on attached and little strips of Riding Hood Red crinkled inside, with a Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon hangar. This was SO easy, I can't wait to make more!!

Make sure you enter the Christmas Card contest - details at the top of my blog!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Darth Vader's "Life Saver"

Here is our Halloween scrapbook page, with Daddy, Mommy and Darth all ready for trick-or-treating. I used some Earth Elements buttons, black twine, Ghostly Greetings Designer Series Paper, and Basic Black 12x12 Cardstock as a background.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Cutest Mini Bag & Card Set

I used the "Cutest Bag Ever" template and downsized it to hold a set of 5 cards using the Urban Garden Designer Series Paper. What a cute little gift to give for Christmas! You could even make little thank-you notes for the person to give out after the holidays! Email me if you would like instructions...and don't forget my Christmas Card contest - deadline is Nov. 30th and details are at the top of my blog!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Cute Dot Card

I found this cute Dot card idea on my upline's blog (Angie), and I just loved how easy it was to make. I put the knot on with a mini glue dot, and punched the circles with Stampin' Up punches from Ski Slope Designer Series Paper. The greeting is from my favorite Level 1 Hostess set.

16 more days to enter the Christmas Card Contest!! See details at the top of my blog!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Cutest Bag Ever

This bag is officially the cutest bag template I have ever found. You use only 2 sheets of Designer Paper to make the bag, and it is plenty large (7hx6wx3d), which makes it PERFECT for actual gift-giving. I added the tag to match, and just love the handles. What do you guys think? I'll be happy to show how to make this bag at our next club meeting...see you on November 19th!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Eastern Blooms Thank You

I was inspired by one of our Designer Series Papers to make this card, using Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, and Bashful Blue. I also used a Chit Chat rub-on on the front to showcase our 20% off special (with a qualifying $20 merchandise order).

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Let It Snow!

Here is the scrapbook page that we will be doing for our November club. Don't you love this Designer Paper from the Holiday Mini? I normally do straight lines, but have been challenged recently to be slightly "askew", so I'm doing my best with curves. The little white knots in the bottom left corner are so cute in person, and the glittery title makes the page! You would put one photo on the left hand side of the page and use the right hand side for journaling. The second page is a mirror image and has slightly different accents.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Poinsettia Wrap for Pillow Box

I was staring at my Poinsettia cards this past Saturday at the craft fair and realized that I could use the Poinsettia medallion as a super-cute way to wrap the pillow box. The Poinsettia is made with two Real Red punches from the 5 petal flower punch, the top one is adhered to the bottom one with a dimensional, and the top leaves are scored to the center and bent slightly in for a 3-D look. You can purchase these pillow boxes from me (see "For Sale" items on right hand side of my blog).

Don't forget to enter the Christmas Card contest - everyone is eligible, and I can't wait to see your submissions!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Deck the Halls

Here is a really cute, really easy Christmas Card that is not too Christmas-y. I made the scallop border with our small slit punch, instead of the scallop border punch because I wanted a slightly bigger scallop. I used our Riding Hood Red and Baja Breeze In Colors, and added a little pop of Old Olive to tie everything together (could have easily used Kiwi Kiss, too.) To top it all off, I pierced a border for the squares using our paper piericing mat set and used a Rub On from Chit Chat...rubon special starts tomorrow - check back for details!

Don't forget about the Christmas Card Contest - anyone can enter to win!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Prehistoric Thank You

Here is a little thank-you card I designed for little boys to send to their friends after birthdays, etc. I will be selling sets of these at the church craft show this weekend. I made little inserts to go with the cards that have a space for names, and what the child is thankful for. Simple and cute!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Deer Friends Pillow Box Wrap

This project is dedicated to Natalie and Julie, who are currently helping me prepare for the craft show this Saturday. Natalie encourgaed me to make the pillow box wrap for the show, and Julie encouraged me to make it right away. Don't you think the deer is just begging for a red pompon on his nose? Six mini Snickers bars fit perfectly in the pillow box. (See "For Sale" items on the right side of my blog if you are interested in obtaining some).

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Country Living Holiday Collection Stampin' Kit

The Country Living Holiday Collection Stamping Kit is amazing. Here are the details on what you can get for $49.95:

* Holiday Collection stamp set (six stamps)
* Four 12" x 12" sheets of die-cut chipboard
* Eight 12" x 12" sheets of die-cut Designer Series paper (2 ea. of 4 double-sided designs)
* Four 12" x 12" sheets of Designer Series paper (2 ea. of 2 double-sided designs)
* Two 12" x 12" sheets of Whisper White card stock
* 25 yds. Silver Metallic cord
* 10 yds. 3/8" Whisper White taffeta ribbon
* Pretties Kit brads (20)
* Stampin' Dimensionals
* Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (1/2 oz.)
* Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive
* Riding Hood Red Classic Stampin' Spot
* Old Olive Craft Stampin' Spot
* Uninked Stampin' Spot
* Whisper White Craft Ink refill

Next Ornament

Here is my next ornament...I think I'm finally getting it right. Here are some tips for creating a beautiful stamped ornament:

* Cut out your cardstock for any layered chipboard pieces with your craft knife.
* Paint your chipboard the same color as your background paper.
* Punch one hole in the top center of your ornament, and slide both ends of your ribbon through it, then knot the bow. This is by far the cleanest look.
* Use a glue stick to adhere cardstock to chipboard. Though I personally do not like glue sticks, this is by far the best way to get complete adhesive coverage.