Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Projects

I pray that all of you had a wonderful Christmas. My husband and I had our family here for dinner. We enjoyed our time together.
I have added a couple of pictures of some things I made. As you will see they are not Stampin' Up! only this time. I crocheted covers for the candy canes added ribbon and a little tag. The tag was made using the jewelry tag punch and the saying is from the stamp set "Tiny Tags." I could have used Stampin' Up! ribbon, but I chose not too, it is just from a craft store.

The Christmas ornament below was made using retired Stampin' Up! rub-ons, silver elastic cord, and clear trim tinsel. Once again, the only thing that is current Stampin' Up! is the jewelry punch tag and the saying is from the stamp set "Tiny Tags."

The three candy canes you see I ended up giving to the head cashiers where I work. I have not done anything with the ornament as of yet. I may keep it for myself or give it to one of my daughters.
Have a great day! If you have family from out of town, like I do, enjoy your time with them. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Please leave a comment if you would like.

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Snowflake Holiday Stocking

Christmas is coming!! We are not doing much this year for Christmas, but I did buy this die from Stampin' Up! for my Big Shot. This is the first stocking I have made and I love it. I did spend a lot of time making it and thinking about how I wanted it to look. I made this one for my grandson. His mom and dad can keep it as an ornament if they want to.

I wanted to give you some different views, once again, so you can see the dimension. I do not know if you can tell from the pictures or not, but the middle bashful blue area and the bashful blue scallop are sprayed with the frost white shimmer paint. I also used brushed silver and night of navy cardstock.

I used everything current Stampin' Up! product, except for the button, which it is retired because it is bashful blue and the current color is marina mist. Sorry about that.

Some of the other things I used to create this stocking are the Big Shot, Holiday Stocking Bigz L Die, the Snow Burst textured impressions embossing folder, the snowflake punch, the stocking builder punch, the stamp set "stitched stockings," the simply scored scoring tool, the 2 3/8" scallop circle punch, and the scallop trim border punch. Putting on the mini jingle bells also gave it a little more dimension.
I had a ton of fun making this for my grandson. I am still not sure of what I am going to put in it, but I will figure out something.
Thanks for looking at my blog. I hope I have inspired you to try and make one of these too. Please leave a comment if you have time.

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Baby Shower Invitations

Something very exciting is coming up soon. My youngest daughter is going to be having a baby boy! At least that is what we have been told. We do pray they are correct. Anyhow, I have attached 2 pictures of the cards. The first one you see is an example. My daughter wanted me to make up a couple of different cards to choose from. Well, I did not attach the other one I had made, but this is the one she chose.

Once she chose her card, I told her she could go with a different color band and scallop if she wanted. Well, guess what? She wanted to go with different colors. The card below is what they all look like. I have already made up 45 of them. I may have to make a few more still, but maybe not.
I used bashful blue, so saffron, whisper white, and certainly celery cardstock, along with retired delicate dots designer series paper. I knew I had enough of the designer paper to use to make these invitations. The stamp set is called "Bear Hugs." I created the writing using the MDS program, which stands for "My Digital Studio." I still need to play with it some more to get used to how it works.
Believe it or not, it did not take that much time to create a bunch of these invites. They were fun to make and now it is almost time to be sending them out.
Thanks for stopping by. Please leave a comment if you have a minute to do so. Keep watching! I already have something else very special to post. It is for my grandson, Blake!

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Always Thankful Card 4

You may be saying to yourself, "Does this lady know that it is almost Christmas?" The answer to your question is, "Yes!" I forgot to put this card on my blog. I am glad that I did because I have been working on baby shower invitations. I have not worked on any other cards lately because of it. I will be posting a picture of what they look like when I have them done. Well, maybe not all of them done because I may be making close to 50 of them. After I get those done I will be working on the favors for the shower. I will post other projects I make during this process because I would like to do a few things for Christmas too!

Back to the card above. I used the stamp set Always Thankful with spice cake designer series paper, soft suede, river rock, and pear pizzazz cardstock. For tools I used the Big Shot, the vintage wallpaper textured impressions embossing folder, and the scallop trim corner punch. For accessories I used 1/4 inch early espresso grosgrain ribbon and a pumpkin pie glimmer brad out of the brights brads.

Keep watching. I will be posting new things very soon. Please leave a comment if you would like. You know I would like it.

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Even though Christmas is coming up very soon, I wanted to share a card I had made for my daughter's fiance. This card was made in the middle of October, but I saved it in case I needed something to post because I have not worked on anything new. I have worked on something new, although, I am not ready to post it quite yet.

This card was made using well worn designer series paper, cajun craze, very vanilla, so saffron, not quite navy, and soft suede cardstock. For tools I used the Big Shot, spider web and square lattice textured impressions embossing folder, scallop edge border and the cupcake builder punches. For the stamp sentiment I used the Happiest Birthday Wishes stamp set. The accessories I used was 5/8" very vanilla grosgrain ribbon (retired) and a mini library clip.

I need to get going. I will be leaving for work very soon. Tell me what you think and leave a comment.

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Punch Dog Birthday

Thanksgiving was yesterday and I pray all of you are doing well. Since I have not posted in a little while I figured I better get something new on here. I had actually made this card in October for my nephew's birthday. I just wanted something different. It doesn't always have to be cake and presents on the card. Since this was a fall birthday I chose fall colors. As for the punch dog, he was not my idea. I got this idea from a fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Michelle Suit. I really thought it was cute. If you click here you can go to her blog and see how she made it. She has a very easy to follow tutorial.

I do not need to tell you the items I used to make the puppy because it is in the video tutorial. For the tree I used the little leaves sizzlits die in my Big Shot. I just cut out the trunk of the tree free hand. I just layered the grass on top of each other to give some dimension to it. As for the colors I used well worn designer series paper, always artichoke, basic gray, basic black, cajun craze, early espresso, more mustard, and confetti white cardstock. I used the Happiest Birthday Wishes hostess stamp set.

If you have never tried doing punch art, you should give it a try. It is a lot of fun and very easy to do.
Enjoy your day and leave a comment if you have time.

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Sounding Joy Christmas Card 4

Woohoo! I finally got the 4th card finished. I told you I had it almost done. It was too plain for my liking. Adding the doily punch, ribbon, and bell is just what it needed. I also made little marks around the bottom right hand saying. I am much happier with the results now. Whew!

I did not use any designer series paper on this card. The other 3 I made have it. It is nice just using plain cardstock at times. Of course, I used The Sounding Joy stamp set. I really hope you enjoy these cards. Stamping is a lot of fun!

Have any of you started your Christmas shopping this year? I haven't. I would like to make things more than buy. My problem is I have all of these ideas, I just need to put my hands to work and make them. I tend to come home from work and not want to do anything because of being tired and just wanting to sit down and relax. That is not a good thing to do if I am going to get anything accomplished.

Thanks for stopping by my very little section of the world. Leave a comment if you like!

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Sounding Joy Christmas Card 3

Just as I had said in the last post to be watching for the other cards to be made here is one of them. This is the third one for The Sounding Joy Christmas Card Class. I have started working on the 4th card, but I am still not completely finished with it. Sometimes I walk away from it for a while and then go back. Don't ask me why, but it helps me be able to figure out something else to do with it. I try to work with a card until I can say I am happy with it.

I have to say that so far this is my favorite of the cards. If you have a favorite, you can tell me by posting a comment.

As before, this card was made using The Sounding Joy stamp set. I chose this stamp set because it definitely has the true meaning of Christmas.

I really am finding I like to show a couple views of a card instead of just one. I am sure it helps give you a better idea of what it truly looks like. The lighting is never really quite right. I guess I could try to make a light box. It isn't something I really wanted to do though. I can see why people use them though. It does help make the cards look better.

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Monday, November 14, 2011

The Sounding Joy Christmas Card 2

I was finally able to work on another card for my up and coming class. This card has quite a bit of detail, but well worth it. I love being able to make the rosettes using a new tool from Stampin' Up! that is in the Holiday Mini. My customers are going to get a chance to try it out. It should be lots of fun.

I used the same designer paper and stamp set in this card as what I had used to make the first card. I still need to get 2 more cards made for this class. Please keep watching throughout this week. I will be posting them when I get them done.

Can you believe Thanksgiving is going to be next week? It is coming up so quickly. I pray you all enjoy being able to get together with your families and being thankful for all of the things the Lord has given to you.

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Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Sounding Joy Christmas Card 1

Here is the first of 4 cards that will be made in my upcoming Christmas card class. I will post the other 3 when I get them finished. This is made very similar to the one that is in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog. I had a customer ask if the cards would be like the one in the mini. I told her one of them could be made similar, but not exactly the same because I did not have all of the same products they used. It still has the same design though.

I once again wanted to give you 2 different views of the card. The one above lets you see more of the dimension, as well as, the sparkle!

I am disappointed in the lighting of these cards. I am sorry they did not turn out as good as they could have. If I change the lighting very much they either get too bright or distort the color of the cardstock. In case you are wondering, I used cherry cobbler, chocolate chip, and very vanilla.

Hopefully you get a taste of what it looks like. You can leave a comment if you like.

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Butterfly Birthday

Hello once again! I have been saving this card to post. It was made for my youngest daughter on her 21st birthday. I created it after another card I had made before. It was one of my favorites. You can see it here.

For this card real red cardstock, basic black cardstock, and first edition specialty designer series paper were used. The stamp set used was happiest birthday wishes. The tools used were the big shot, beautiful butterflies bigz die, beautiful wings embosslit die, elegant lines and vintage wallpaper embossing folders, and the scallop trim border punch. For accessories rhinestone jewels and a filigree designer brad were used.

Thanks so much for stopping by. You can always leave a comment if you would like. :-)

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Always Thankful Card Class

Hello. I have some new cards to share with you. These will be made in my Always Thankful Card Class. I still have one more to get finished. I have it started, but have not had much time to work on it because of working at my other job.

These cards are all made with the Always Thankful stamp set, which can be found in the Holiday Mini Catalog here. I also used Spice Cake Designer Series Paper. It too is in the Holiday Mini Catalog.
In case you are wondering..........I did not color in the images because I knew it would take a while for my customers to get their cards made. If I colored in the images, they would be at my house even longer. I did not want to do that to them. They can color them on their own time.

The only thing I did to the last card that you see to give it more detail than just using the more mustard classic ink I used a soft suede stampin' write marker to outline and add some little lines for detail.
I am sure these would look so much better if they were colored in though. If I have some time I may do that and repost them if I can.

Thank you for coming to my blog and taking a look. Cardmaking is very easy with rubberstamping. My saying is this: If you can color, you can stamp! Why do I say that? Rubberstamping is just stamping an image on paper and coloring it in. When you color you already have the image you just color it in. Not much different.

Tell me what you think by leaving a comment!!

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Autumn Spice Birthday

I don't know about you, but I have a lot of designer series paper that is now retired. I need to figure out what to do with it. I know I can make things, which that is what I did with the card you see below here. I may give some away to my customers as gifts. I have to think on it.

The card I made is using Autumn Spice DSP, which is now retired. The cardstock colors used were more mustard, cajun craze, and very vanilla. I finally used the blossom bouquet triple layer punch, along with the 1 3/4" inch scallop circle punch. Of course, I had to use my Big Shot! That is how I got the layered paper in the background along with the vintage wallpaper embossing folder. The stamp set I used was the Happiest Birthday Wishes hostess set. For accessories I added very vanilla taffeta ribbon and an old olive brad.

It is nice being able to bring out old paper once in a while. A lot of the retired papers are beautiful and you wish they would keep them longer sometimes. I know things are always changing though and Stampin' Up! really tries to keep up with the newest trends in colors. They have too.

Enjoy your day. It is beautiful out where I live. I hope you enjoyed visiting my blog. If so, please take a minute to leave a comment. Thanks!!

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Friday, September 30, 2011

Lovely As A Tree Fall Anniversary Card

I love fall because of all the changing colors on the trees. Making fall cards can be so much fun, too! My husband and I celebrated our 27th anniversary yesterday. This is the card that I made for him.
I have used this stamp set quite a bit, especially because it is a great set to make manly cards. He loves this time of year too, just like I do. When I first started to make this card I did not like the colors, but I kept working with it and changed the colors until I was very pleased with the outcome.

These are the Stampin' Up! items I used to create this card. Stamp set: lovely as a tree; Card stock: so saffron, not quite navy, cajun craze, very vanilla, and well worn designer series paper; Tools: big shot, square lattice embossing folder, watercolor pencils, blender pens, modern label punch, word window punch, and the 2 1/2 inch circle punch; Accessories: 1/4 inch early espresso grosgrain ribbon and neutrals early espresso brads.

I hope you enjoy the fall with the changing colors, too. Please leave a comment if you have a moment. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Pennant Parade Girl Card

Hello everyone! I wanted to share with you another card I had made for my birthday card class. This one was supposed to be for a young girl. It could be used for any aged female though. Sorry the picture isn't the best. I think it glared too much because of all of the white.

Stampin' Up! supplies used to create this card:
Card stock: whisper white, rose red, and pretty in pink
Stamp sets: pennant parade, itty bitty bits, and happiest birthday wishes (hostess)
Tools: big shot, perfect polka dots textured impressions embossing folder, lace ribbon border punch, petite pennants builder punch, 1/2 inch circle punch, itty bitty shapes circle punch, 1 3/4" circle punch
Accessories: basic pearl jewels, subtles rose red brads, and linen thread

Thanks for stopping by. Please leave a comment. Let me know if you are interested in any of the retired stamp sets I have for sale.

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Retired Stampin' Up! For Sale

Below is a list of retired items I have for sale. I did not include shipping into the cost of these sets. These are only for sale to people who live in the United States. I prefer to be paid by check. Please let me know if you are interested in any of these. Thank you for your interest and I will get back to you as soon as possible with the cost of shipping and the rest of my terms.

Retired SU! For Sale

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Well Worn Birthday Card

If you are looking for a really nice birthday stamp set, I have a suggestion. Host a party with me and earn the stamp set "Happiest Birthday Wishes" for free with a $150.00 show. It is a hostess stamp set, but well worth having a party for.
The card I made is for a male or female, but I created it for a male. It is so easy to make cards for the female side, but takes more of an effort for the male side. We need cards for both though.

I used well worn designer series paper, not quite navy, early espresso, cajun craze, and very vanilla card stock to create this card. Stamp sets used were "Happiest Birthday Wishes" and "I Dig You." The tools used to create this card were the large, extra large tag punches, and the scallop trim border punch.I also used the color spritzer.
I hope you enjoy this. Please leave a comment.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Butterfly Coffee Bag Holder

This is for all of you coffee drinkers, instead of tea drinkers. I looked for ideas for another gift for my upcoming class. I thought it would be nice to make a coffee bag holder. I could not find any for coffee. All of the ones I seen were for tea bags. The problem is tea bags are smaller than coffee bag singles. Due to this problem I had to design my own holder. It was very easy to do though.

I had already said I wanted to keep the same colors as the other 2 gift projects. I was true to my word. The picture above is the front of the holder. The picture below shows you how I made the inside. In case you are wondering why I didn't make it hold 2 coffee bag singles, it is because it would have made the paper longer than 12 inches. I could have made it longer by gluing another piece to the end. Guess what? I did not want to do that.

This last picture you see above shows you that it is 1/4" thick and not just folded in half. Once again, I love this color combination. This class should be a lot of fun to do.
Thanks for looking and please leave a comment. Yes, I love to know what you think.

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Monday, September 5, 2011

Elegant Box to Give

Welcome to my blog! This is the 2nd project my customers will be making in my Gifts to Give Class. I love how this looks! I am not trying to brag, but there are times you really love how a project you make turns out. I guess I would have to say part of the reason I love it is because I really love these colors together. I really think it gives it the look of elegance.

I used basic black, real red card stock, and First Edition Specialty designer series paper. I used a stamp from the Fabulous Florets stamp set, along with staz on black ink, and stamped on the designer series paper. You need a Big Shot, the box #2 bigz XL die, little leaves sizzlits die, beautiful butterflies bigz die, vintage wallpaper textured impressions embossing folder, and the 1 3/4" scallop die punch to make this paper creation.

This view gives you a look at how big the box is. I decided that besides putting candy inside, you could use votive candles or maybe 2 small bottles of lotion.
I hope it has inspired you to make one. If you do not have these products you could always purchase them from my blog using the order Stampin' Up! online button.
Please tell me what you think by leaving a comment. Thanks so much.

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