Sunday, March 1, 2015

A little March Madness Blog Hop


We find ourselves at the 1st of March with no idea what season Mother Nature wants it to be.  Our winter has felt like spring and as we approach spring, we are getting some of the winter that we missed.  I just hope that all the little flowering tree buds make it through!

This card is a combination of a couple of stamp sets, washi tape, tools and artisan embellishments.  They say stamping is cheaper than therapy, but I am not entirely convinced of that.  Maybe if we compare it to the worth of our sanity the costs balance out :)

Hop on over to Jeanna's spot to see what March Madness she has created.



Sunday, February 1, 2015

Can You Say Sale-a-Brate Blog Hop

One of my favorite times of the year.  Stampin' Up's Sale-a Bration!  They always have the cutest stamps that you just have to get your hands on and the only way you can do it is to spend your money.  Can't think of a better thing to do with your extra pennies than to buy more Stamps, Ink and Paper.

I am showcasing a Sale-a-Bration stamp set called You Brighten My Day!

 What else do you do with a light bulb but turn it into a flower with a cute bow as leaves and a rhinestone at the center of every bulb to make it extra blingy-bright!  The blendabilities are also options you can choose for your free item.  Great for coloring those bright ideas.

Cute little house with red heart accents.  Add a gift card to center and it could be used for a wedding card or for a house-warming welcome.    The ribbon is also another option you can choose for a free item.

Hop on over to Jeanna Bohanon's blog - She has been at Stampin Up's leadership, so I am sure he has some great new ideas to show you.


Thursday, January 1, 2015

Its A Stampin UP Occasion to Blog Hop

Happy New Year!!!!

This Occasions catalog is full of such fun stamps and ideas.  It was hard to narrow down which products to use and show case in this post.  I also had to narrow down the ideas as I only had so much time to dedicate to stamping during the holidays. :)

I chose the mini treat bag.    This project uses some of the DSP from the Printed Blooms pak which you will want to get your hands on.  All The paper is so versatile and useful.  The stamp set used is from a Sale a bration set you can earn. 

OK Back to the mini treat bag.  There are so many cute embellishments included in the framelits kit you will be hard pressed not to want to add it to your collection.

I also used a new tag punch to add a fun border to the top of the tag.  The white ribbon is a white jute which is also in the new catalog.

There are two pieces that you cut to make the bag...shown here.  The framelit cuts and scores the paper for you.  All you have to do is fold it and glue it together.

 Once the tabs are adhered together you can use it for a delicious cookie, treats, or a little insert  card as I have done here.    You could add a gift card to the insert or a note.
All these cute little cut outs are from the framelits die kit.  See what I mean about wanting to add it to your collection?!?!?!?!
Here is another with the same stamp set, but adds a bow made with the bow builder punch.  The perfect size bow for a small project.
Head on over to Jeannas for some more sneak peaks at the Occasions Catalog.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Wrapping Up the Holidays.

Or at least getting a good start on them....

I love making a bag in a box  or a box in a bag...not sure what they are called but this is modeled after Santa's suit - Filled with home made caramels.  Cute little neighbor gift bag. 
This is a box created from our create a box punch board.  There are so many sizes to choose from.  This one will hold one of my favorite Godiva truffles.  I plan to use these as favors for a dinner party we are throwing this month.  So cute.  I also love love love the Under the Tree DSP.  The paper is heavier weight which makes it perfect for boxes.

Go check out what Jeanna has created to wrap up the holidays


Saturday, November 1, 2014

'tis the Season to do some Blog Hoppin

'tis the Season to prepare for the holidays.   I always have grand ideas and ambitions and always seem to end up in crisis mode doing the bare minimum to get by and hoping that everyone appreciates that I even made an effort.

That being said - Operation Crisis Mode (red flashing lights)
Once again the 1st of the month has crept upon us.
My card this month is a snowman cut out - manually.

 I am no where near wishing it was colder or snowier, but snowmen make me happy.  This guy is just happy to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

Check out the next hop off point at Jeanna Bohanon -


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Blog Hopping with the Holiday Catalog

Oh my goodness, the ideas just keep coming!  There is so much jam packed into the Holiday Catalog, I want to play with it ALL!

Here are a couple more of my creations

 I found this layout on Kim Van Diepen's blog.  I love the tag topper punches and thought the Nutcracker and his mustache would work perfectly.

I know that not everyone gets into the Halloween thing.  I don't do the gory/scary, but love the fun decorations and things you can do with Halloween  themes.

The next project is a large candy bar holder.  The new tag punch works great as a Head stone shape.  The pumpkins, ghost and full moon create a perfect Halloween scene.

I am sure that Jeanna has some awesome ideas to share with you...Hop on over and see what she has to show you.


Monday, September 22, 2014

Clubbing Stampin UP Style

A couple of weeks ago, I had my club members over for our bi-monthly get together.  I love having them over to play with paper and make cards.  I love that they make the effort to come, when their lives are so busy.  Thanks to Stampin UP for providing opportunities for me to find new friends and strengthen the relationships with the friends I already have!

The cards we no particular order...

I love the brick pattern of the back ground. I saw this technique on another card and figured out how to do this with my simply scored tool.  The horizontal lines are every 1/2 inch.  The vertical lines are also every 1/2 inch, but alternated every line so that they seem to be an inch.  Confused??? :)

Stamps - Wonderous Wreath, Holiday Invitation
Ink - Hello Honey, Tangerine Tango, Blackberry Bliss
Paper, Blackberry Bliss, Very Vanilla
Accessories - Wonderful Wreath die, in color sequins, simply scored

This lovely little number is a case from a project I saw on pinterest.  I love how you can color on embossed images with our blendabilities.

Stamps - Ornamental Pine, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink - Versamark, Memento ink pad - black
Paper - Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Brushed Silver
Accessories - White embossing powder, Blendabilities (old olive, smoky slate, crumb cake) Seam binding ribbon cherry cobbler, snowflake embellishment

The last project was one that I made at a demo get together made by Lea Christensen.  I alterred the design slightly.

Stamps - Bright & Beautiful
Ink - Versamark
Paper, Lost Lagoon, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, All is Calm DSP, Whisper White
Accessories - Silver & White embossing powder, frosted sequins, Silky Taffeta ribbon, Stars framelits, silver 1/8in ribbon

This is a non-traditional card as the inside is actually underneath the stack of stars. 

Fall officially arrives tomorrow, the Halloween decorations will be put up at my house and the pumpkin spice candles come out.   The roller coaster ride through the holidays begins!
Ta Ta for now.