Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Some card play tonight - farewell dear Serene Snowflakes

As of Monday this set will no longer be available.  I will miss this gorgeous set! It is in the Holiday Mini Catalog and it will leave the product line to make way for the new Occaisions mini coming Tuesday!  If you have items you were dreaming of from the Holiday Mini, make sure to let me know by Monday so I can order them for you!

Stamps: Serene Snowflakes
Colors: Real Red, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Eyelet Border punch, Real Red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Some sneak peeks

So, within a few short days 2 new catalogs will be in many of your hands!  I've had mine for about 6 weeks now and had some 'toys' for a couple of weeks.  I just got around to playing with them!  Here are some fun cards using some new products coming out next Tuesday!  These are some cards we will be making at my Stamp-a-stack on January 16th.  If you can come, let me know!

Stamps:  With All My Heart
Colors:  Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Orchid Opulence
Accessories: Spiral punch, Crystal effects, Cottage Wall DSP, texture plates

Stamps:  5th Ave Floral, Whimsical Words
Colors:  Summer Sun, Bermuda Bay, Old Olive
Accessories:  Old Olive ribbon,Scallop Trim border punch, Scallop Trim corner punch, Wide Oval punch, Scallop Oval punch, Oval punch

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

12 Days of Christmas - Day 12

The last day… it has been fun sharing things with you the past week and a half and hard to believe that it is truly the LAST day! So, I picked some quick easy gifts for those people who you didn’t MEAN to forget. As my gift to you, I am going to give you a quick tutorial of how to make the post-it holder!

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).

Post-It Holder

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

12 Days of Christmas – Days 8, 9, 10

Ok, so I had the last day of school before winter break, Nathan came home, and life was insane!  So – you get a three-fer!  LUCKY YOU.  Here are 3 pages from a gift I am making – it will obviously be late for Christmas!  It is using the new software that Stampin’ Up offers – My Digital Studio.  You really NEED it!
2010 calendar_2-001This is the cover of the gift.  The next 2 are pages inside.

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Friday, December 18, 2009

12 Days of Christmas – Day 7

I received lots of fun goodies this week at school, so I made some quick little (yes, they are only 3 inches!) Thank You cards using the Stampin’ Up! Thank You embosslit that is on special this week.  It was quite fun to make them.  It is almost magic when you pull out the die and open it up and find a tiny little cut AND embossed embellishment.  002 [1600x1200]

Enjoy this one!  I’ll be posting a new embosslit I just got in a ‘toy box’ yesterday

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

12 Days of Christmas – DAY 6

So, today I share some little coaster calendars that I made for a mini craft fair a co-worker and I did in our little space at the school I work at.  They are really simple and cheap! Enjoy them!001

They use my favorite stamp so far -CIRCLE CIRCUS!
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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

12 Days of Christmas – Day 5

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: 003 002

Here are a couple of pictures of the ladies working on them - 063 064

12 Days of Christmas –- Day 4

For this day I decided to spotlight the calendar we made at the calendar class last weekend.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

12 Days of Christmas – Day 3

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

12 Days of Christmas Cards – DAY 2

Here is today’s card. I used a favorite stamp of mine, Patterned Pines (hostess stamp) and a NEW PRODUCT coming out in January. It is a new border punch and a new corner punch. 019
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Friday, December 11, 2009

12 Days of Christmas cards – DAY 1

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

Year-round Fun with the Ornament Punch

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. 

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  • 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!


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