Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year's Eve!

Hi Stampers!
Here are a few fun, and sparkly cards I wanted to share with you. 

Card Recipe:
The Stamp sets are both retired, but you can use any greeting on this card.  It is says "CELEBRATE" to me, so you can celebrate anything!  :)
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Gold Glimmer Paper,
Dazzling Dimonds Glitter
Jet Black Stazon ink
Refill ink for Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, and Garden Green
Stars Framelits
Stampin' Dimensionals
2-Way Glue

**For those who have not colored Dazzling Diamonds Glitter....IT'S SO MUCH FUN!  You can match your paper you are using plus give a sparkly shine to any paper!
I put a small amount of DD glitter in a small container, (I used an extra medicine measuring cup).  Add a few drops or to your liking of the refill ink and mix it together with a popsicle stick or you could use a plastic spoon, I just happen to have one on my craft table.  Mix it well and then let it dry.  I then cut the stars out and simply use the 2-Way glue to make the glitter stick.  It's THAT easy!
This is how the birthday card turned out. I think they both look fun! 
Happy Stampin'!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Weekly Specials!

Hi Stampers!
Don't forget, today is Tuesday and that means Stampin' Up has new products to offer at a special price, but only for 1 week! 

Here is the link for this week's WEEKLY DEALS! 

Have a creative day!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Jiffy Pop Popcorn Snowman!

Hi Crafty Friends!
Here is a fun little gift I made for several friends and family members.  It is super easy to make and cute! 
What you need: 
1 Jiffy Pop Popcorn
 Whisper White, Basic Black, and Pumpkin Pie card stock. 
Ribbon of your choice, I used Cherry Cobbler
White Gel Pen
Glue Dots
Punches, 1" circle, 3/4" circle and I used the triangle from the Petite Pennants Builder punch

I just made a pattern for the black hat and traced a circle that would fit the cover of the pan.  Punched out 5, 3/4" circles and 2, 1" circles.  Then one orange triangle.  I added just a little white to the eyes and nose. I stuck them all one with the fabulous Glue Dots. 

If you have any questions please let me know!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Thank You~Letterpress Winter

Hi Stampers!
It's time....we have all received a gift or two that we really enjoyed, so now it's time to start on the Thank you notes.  I made these with the Letterpress Winter stamp set (available in the Holiday Catalog only until January 5th).  I cut a piece of Very Vanilla card stock down to 7 x 4 1/2 and stamped the decretive frame in Garden Green and stamped Thank you in Real Red.  I added some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter with the 2 Way Glue to the dots.  It's a super simple card, but sometimes it's the simple things that matter the most! 

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Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas! Last card in Christmas count down for 2014

Hi Stampers!
Merry Christmas!  I hope you are having a wonderful day.  Ours is coming to an end but has been packed full of wonderful memories. I wanted to share one last card with you that I needed to make for a special friend to fit a gift card.  Not the plastic kind, but the large paper print out certificate. 

I used the stamp set Ornamental Pine, which is only available until January 5th in the Holiday Catalog!  Stamped in Cherry Cobbler, Hello Honey and Real Red along with Garden Green and basic black.  The card stock is Whisper White and Real Red.  I added Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the Ornament to add the fun shinny look!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Magic Reindeer food

Hi Crafters!  I just had to toss this one in for the kids or the kids at heart!  I always make some kind of reindeer food with my kids.  This year we made these little packages to give away and I also made some for the craft show this year to sell (which was a HUGE hit!)  The bags are the 1"x8" bags in the Annual Catalog, #124134.  I just love these little bags, you can stick so many little treats in them! 

I found the cute little reindeer picture on line, I did a Google search and then printed it and this poem on the computer:

Magic Reindeer Food
Just sprinkle on the lawn at night.
The moon will make it sparkle bright.
As Santa's reindeer fly and roam,
this treat will guide them to your home!

If you celebrate Christmas, I hope you have a wonderful day and even if you do not, I hope your day is pleasant one! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Mini Holiday Gift Box

Hi Stampers!
I wanted to share these cute little boxes I made....with help from my two year old son for his Day Care providers.  I used the Gift Box Punch Board and a 6x6 piece of Under the Tree Specialty DSP.  Follow the directions on the board to make a box but I skipped the step of notching the corners to be able to close it.  Instead I used Glue Dots to fold it open.  Added a personalized note from the computer punched out with the Note Tag Punch and another one in either Real Red or Old Olive card stock and tied with coordinating Bakers' Twine.  The little bottle is bubble bath from Avon!  I just love those cute little bottles, they fit perfectly in the mini boxes! 

Don't forget January 5th is the LAST day or purchase any of the products from the Holiday Catalog.  You can check them all out on my website at

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Holiday Cheer~Christmas count down card number 12!

Hi Stampers!
Here is another fun card I made using the Mingle All the Way Stamp Set.  I added a piece of DSP from the Trim the Tree paper Stack.  Then layered Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green card stock.  The Silver 1/4 inch ribbon on the bottom adds just enough sparkle to set the Dazzling Diamonds details aglow!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Holiday Happy! Card 11 in the Christmas Count down!

Hi Stampers!
Here is a fun little card I made using the Stamp Set, Mingle All the Way from the Holiday Catalog. 
I hadn't really played around with this stamp set but after I decided to use it and then add color with the Blender Pen it was fun!  I added Dazzling Details Cherry Cobbler to the red berries to add a little sparkle to the card.  What's Christmas without a little sparkle? 
The card base is Whisper White with a piece to stamp on and a 1/4 inch larger piece of Real Red card stock. 
Ink- Black Stazon
Ink pads for using the Blender Pen, Real Red and Pear Pizzazz.

Check out my website for the newest products Stampin' Up has to offer!  Plus, an exciting change will be coming soon!  The Occasions Mini will be coming out on January 6th!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Winter Scrapbook page

Hi Stampers!
Here is my winter Scrapbook page I keep forgetting to post! 
My picture is dark but it's really a pretty page.  I used Whisper White for the base and added All is Calm Specialty DSP with coordinating matching colors, Soft Sky and Lost Lagoon.  With a splash of Silver foil, Silver glimmer paper and Lost Lagoon ribbon.  I cut the ovals with the Ovals Framelits.  The Snowflake is from  the Letterpress Winter Stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Mingle all the Way~ Christmas count down card 10!

Hi Stampers!
 Here is the project I wanted to share with you today! I just love the Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green in the Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack in the HOLIDAY CATALOG!  I was looking through it and when I seen these two patterns I just had to use them in my next card. 
Stamp set-  Mingle All the Way
Ink- Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green
Card stock- Whisper White and Trim the Tree DSPS
Accessories-Basic Jewels, Silver Foil Paper,  Dotted Scallop Ribbon Boarder, and Dazzling Details Silver Sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by!
Let me know if you have any questions,

Here is the link for the HOLIDAY SUPPLEMENT catalog.
Here is the link for the YEAR END CLOSEOUT!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Weekly Deals~

Hi Stampers!
WOW!  This weeks deals are so fun!  Plus, don't forget to check out the Year End Closeout sale! 


Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas Stamp Camp Projects! Cards 7, 8 and 9 in the Christmas Count Down!

Hi Stampers! 
Here are the fun projects we made at our Christmas Stamp Camp on 12-13-14!
The stamp sets used were:  Mingle all the Way, Get Your Santa On, and Ornamental Pine.

The 3-D projects turned out so cute!  We used the Curvy Keepsake box Thinlits and Gift Box Punch Board.  It was so much fun! 

**  Keep your eye out for the next Stamp-a-Stack class in February.  We will be stamping all occasion cards plus a few Valentines' day.**

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Embossing Powder & Brayer Technique~

Hi Stampers!  I wanted to share a fun little technique using the brayer and embossing powder.
1st what I did was take a piece of Whisper white card stock, I used the Embossing Buddy first, (love this little bag!) and rubbed it over the paper to make sure the embossing powder did not stick. 
2nd I stamped snowflakes using the Versa Mark stamp pad and covered it with white embossing powder and then heat set it.
3rd I took two colored inks, Island Indigo and Costal Cabana, I ran my brayer over one side of the ink pad for half of the roller and the other colored ink for the other side of the roller.  Then I rolled it over the paper moving it fast back and forth until the ink was blended and off the roller.  I turned the paper and did another corner the same way. 
4th I took a tissue or napkin and wiped off the extra ink on the snowflakes.  It also helps to blend the colors together a little bit more. 

I took Costal Cabana  as my card base and Whisper White Card Stock to layer my card.

I added the sentiment from the Merry Everything stamp set and punched it out using the Note Tag punch.

And that's it!  That is how fun and easy it is to add color to your paper using embossing powder and the brayer.  Here is another sample of the same inks used but with the Pacific Point card stock.

Let me know if you have any questions!
Have a great day!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas Stamp Camp!

Hi Stampers!  Just wanted to send out a reminder to sign up before it's too late!  I have openings left to attend the class or you may also purchase a kit and assemble them at home.  The kits are $25.00 ($5.00) for shipping or $20.00 if you pick them up.  They come completely stamped and cut out for you to assemble.  You get 15 cards (five each of three designs) and two 3-D projects! 

Let me know if you'd like to purchase a kit or can attend the Stamp Camp!  There will be yummy homemade apple cider and treats to enjoy along with Christmas music to set the holiday mood! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Four Feathers

Hi Stampers!
I had found some feathers in a drawer and wanted to some how make it work with the Four Feathers stamp set in the HOLIDAY CATALOG.  This is what I came up with. 
I used white embossing powder on Lost Lagoon card stock and tied it with the satin Lost Lagoon ribbon.  Pretty simple card but looks really pretty.  The sentiment is from the Trust God stamp set available in the ANNUAL CATALOG. 

Let me know if you have any questions!
Have a great day.

Friday, December 5, 2014


Hi Stampers! 
Exciting news!!  Stampin' Up is having a year end sale with up to 80% off on products!  You just have to check them out!  Head on over to my website by clicking HERE!  
Let me know if you have any questions!

**One week to go to register for the upcoming Christmas Stamp Camp!**


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Tree Punch-Merry Christmas card!, Christmas Count Down card 6

Hi Stampers! 
I wanted to use the fun Tree Punch without the coordinating stamp set, Festival of Trees.  This is what I came up with.  I used the Nordic Noel DSP from the Holiday catalog.  The sentiment is from the Merry Everything stamp set.  To bring out each layer, I popped up each one with the Stampin' Dimensionals.  The Whisper White card stock was ran through the Textured Boutique using the Lucky Stars Textured embossing folder and placed on the card base of Real Red.
Thanks for stopping by!
If you have any questions please let me know!

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Ribbons and Banners Christmas count down, card 5

Hi Stamping friends!
Here is a fun little card my daughter and I made for her pen pal in Okinawa, Japan.
The card stock used: is from Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper, Whisper White and Real Red
Sentiment stamp used is from the Project Life Holiday Cheer Photopolymer set. Plus Real Red 1/4 ribbon to finish it off.

**Don't forget the Online Sale Extravaganza ends tomorrow!  You don't miss out on all the fabulous deals Stampin' Up is offering.

Thanks for stopping by!