Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Stamps: Serene Snowflakes
Colors: Real Red, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Eyelet Border punch, Real Red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
There are 2 post–it holders that are super simple to make. And a quick Kit Kat snowman that takes almost no time and just punches (1 1/4” square punch, Word Window punch, Boho Blossoms punch, both tag punches).
Whisper White cardstock – 7 3/8” x 3 1/4”
Gable Green cardstock – 1” x 3 1/8”
Whisper White scraps
Gable Green ink
Apricot Appeal ink
Circle Circus stamp set
Scallop circle punch
1 1/4” circle punch
3/4” circle punch
Sticky Strip tape
With the 7 3/8” side on the top of your trimmer, score your Whisper White cardstock at 3 1/8”, 3 1/2” and 3 7/8”. The 3 1/8” piece is the front of your holder.
Choose a couple of stamps from the stamp set to randomly stamp on the entire cover. Now fold on your score lines; to get a crisp fold, I recommend using a bone folder. Fold on the center line (the 3 1/2”) and with your scissors cut a slit 1” from the bottom from the side fold to the next fold line. Repeat this from the top. This makes the slit necessary to hold the pen.
Open up the holder and on the long back portion (the 3 7/8”) place 2 strips of Sticky Strip on the top 1” and the bottom 1”, leaving the center without any tape. Remove the adhesive and stick the folded section down. Pop out your center section that did not have any tape and you have your pen holder.
For the cover, tape down the 1” piece of Gable Green in the center. Take the scalloped circle in the Circle Circus set and stamp it once in Gable Green and once in Apricot Appeal. Punch out the 3/4” circle first out of the Apricot Appeal, then punch the scalloped circle. Punch out a 1 1/4” from the Gable Green. Layer these medallions on top of each other and using a dimensional stick to the Gable Green strip.
Now you just need to use Sticky Strip to adhere your post-it pad to the inside and slip your pen in the holder
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
This is the cover of the gift. The next 2 are pages inside.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Enjoy this one! I’ll be posting a new embosslit I just got in a ‘toy box’ yesterday
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
They use my favorite stamp so far -CIRCLE CIRCUS!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
I am posting 2 cards today since they are out of my house after today. I coordinated a card making evening at church to make Thank You cards for our local Ronald McDonald House. The ladies made a total of 50 cards that night! It was fun. Here are the 2 cards:Here are a couple of pictures of the ladies working on them -
Sunday, December 13, 2009
So, today my posting is actually my NEW blog header! I made it using the new My Digital Studio software. I have to admit I am slightly addicted to it! It is so amazing to created so many digital crafts! It really would make some crafter VERY happy to get it for Christmas! If you want to order one for someone special (yes that can be YOU TOO!) in order to get it on time for Christmas, I need your order by Dec 15.
If you want to know more, contact me!
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
So, on a group I belong to, we are challenged to create a card a day – so I shared one that I made last weekend – it is my favorite card from last weekend! Enjoy it – and watch for upcoming cards. I will be giving you some sneak peeks into some new stamps coming in January!!!!
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Yesterday I had a few wonderful ladies over for my Ornament Punch class. We had a great time making fun things with the soon to be gone Stampin’ Up! Ornament Punch. These ideas were CASED from many talented stampers online- thank you!
If you want to order one of these great punches, time is almost out! It will disappear January 5th; you can contact me to order one for yourself.
- Fun flowers using Designer Series Paper and the coordinating stamp set Delightful Decorations.
- I felt like a kid making the pinwheels with more Designer Series Paper. The quality is so nice. Not as thick as cardstock, but much thicker than most patterned papers.
- Two little punch friends ---
- A fun birthday card with hardly any stamping.
- I think this last card was the favorite! I know it is MINE!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
I had a super busy couple of weeks and couldn’t share any photos Here’s a quick one to share. I’ll post more later.
Paper and Ink: Handsome Hunter, YoYo Yellow and Rich Razzleberry
Stamps: Delightful Decorations and Heard it From the Heart
Accessories: Lace Border Punch, Ornament Punch
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Christmas Card Workshop
Saturday, Nov 7 10:00 am
Friday, Nov 13 6:00 pm
R.S.V.P by Thursday Nov 6
Come and make 16 cards ready to mail. You will make 8 different designs -2 of each. Cost is $20. If you want to add on the coordinating stamp set, I need to know that by Saturday, Oct 31 so I can order it for you to be here for your workshop.
Included in the price is:
- Merry Moments DSP
- class instructions so you can replicate the cards later
- personal instruction
- chances to win prizes including Hostess Benefits, Stamp sets, and more!
The Merry Moments paper pack includes 12 sheets of paper (6 double sided designs, 2 of each sheet)
You may also add-on the following coordinating stamp set to your class:
- Tree Trimmings $14.95
Sunday, October 11, 2009
- Hope Happens
- Extreme Elements
- Ribbon of Hope
- Pretty in Pink
- Pixie Pink
- Elegant Bouquet Impressions Folder
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
I used Delightful Decorations and the Ornament Punch from the Holiday Mini Catalog and the fins were made with the 5 petal punch.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red and Close to Cocoa
I used 2 of the new stamp sets in the mini; Pumpkin Patch and Greatful Greetings. I also used a texture plate on the Pumpkin Pie and inked on top of it to add some dimension.
Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum, Soft Suede and Bermuda Bay.
This card also used a stamp in the new Holiday Mini, Serene Snowflakes and Teeny Tiny Wishes from the main idea book. This is a great card to show versatility in the stamp sets - this does not have to be thought of as a 'snowflake' set!
Remember to always think outside the box when it comes to stamps! You can create endlessly.
I will post some samples later today. GO CREATE!
Saturday, August 22, 2009
This one uses a hostess set, Asian Artistry. The colors I used are Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery and Brocade Blue. This one also featured the photo corner punch.