Friday, December 28, 2012

Holiday Stocking Gift Card Holders

Well, I pray all of you had a wonderful Christmas. I had a nice time with mine. I keep saying next year will be better because my daughter and her family will be moved back home. It will be nice having them closer to home again. Wyoming is quite a ways away.

 I realize Christmas is over, but I still wanted to share with you some gift card holders I made using the Holiday Stocking Bigz L die. These can be used for little things that can then be hung on your Christmas tree or attach them to a gift. I have also used this die for a baby shower banner when my grandson was about to be born.
Island Indigo, Cherry Cobbler, and Very Vanilla
Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, and Very Vanilla
Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler, and Very Vanilla
I think you know who these were made for by the tags I have on them. The designer series paper is from the Holiday Catalog, which is only good until January 2, and it is called Festival of Prints. I used a Big Shot, the Holiday Stocking Bigz L die, the Houndstooth, Vintage Wallpaper, and Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folders. The stamp set I made the sentiments from is called Family Reunion. For the rosettes I used my Simply Scored Scoring Tool. I used the Snow Flurry Bigz Die and the Ornament Punch! I also used Champagne Mist and Frost White Shimmer paint to add some sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting. Have a Happy New Year.

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Snow Flurry Christmas Card

Christmas is almost here! Are you ready? I am not! I have not done any decorating at all in this house of mine, yet. Do I need to? Yes, I probably do. I think I am going to try and work on that today. This is my Christmas card made using the Snow Flurry Bigz Die. In order to use it you need a Big Shot or something similar to it. This is my favorite out of the Christmas cards I made, although, the Come to Bethlehem is right there too, at least, in my opinion.

This card was made using elegant eggplant, night of navy, wisteria wonder, brushed silver, and whisper white cardstock. I used the snow flurry bigz die, the petals a plenty embossing folder, a big shot, and the scallop trim border punch. For ribbon I chose 5/8 inch organza ribbon. Lastly, I used rhinestone basic jewels.

With all of the hustle and bustle of Christmas going on, try to take the time to stamp!!
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Friday, December 7, 2012

Lovely as a Tree Christmas Card

Welcome everyone! If you do not own this stamp set (Lovely as a Tree), you should! It is one of Stampin' Ups! most versatile set. They have carried this one for quite some time now. I love scenery, which that probably makes me love this set too.
Making this card was so easy and yet, it looks harder than it is. You need to try and make one yourself if you do have this set. If not, you can order one very easily by going to my order button on the side.

For cardstock I used chocolate chip, garden green, and whisper white. The images were stamped with garden green and sahara sand classic ink. I used the Big Shot along with the snow flurry bigz die for the snowflake. To make the glittery snow I used frost white shimmer paint. I used a paint brush to apply it to the cardstock. I did not want to use my blender pens because it would have ruined them. I maybe could have used an aqua pen though. I would not have added water to it. The sentiment Merry Christmas was from the stamp set "teeny tiny wishes." Lastly, is the embellishments. I used natural linen thread, early espresso bakers twine, and one large pearl basic jewel.
Have a wonderful day! I will be posting again soon. Please come back!
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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Take it up a Notch Snow Swirled

As I promised in my last post to "Take it up a Notch," here it is. I don't always follow through with what I say, which I know it is wrong for me to do. I made sure I did what I said this time. I can honestly say that I now like this card. I hope that you do to.

I added the Big Flurry snowflake using my Big Shot and the Big Flurry Snowflake Bigz Die. I also restamped the joy on shimmery white and then cut it out into an oval. I made an oval mat for underneath it. Lastly, I added more bling with rhinestone jewels and a designer vintage faceted button.
Thanks for visiting. I have quite a few more things to post. Visit often.

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Simple Snow Swirled

I hope you have all recovered from your Thanksgiving festivities. My family had a very nice get together, but I am looking forward to next year when my daughter and her family will be moving back. They have been gone for almost 6 years. Today, I am sharing with you a simple card made with the stamp set "Snow Swirled." This is a very simple card to create. Once again, this is not one of my favorite cards. Even with the rhinestone jewels it did not impress me. You will have to tell me what you think.

In case you are wondering, I used the sentiment from the retired stamp set "The Sounding Joy." It could be easily replaced with another. I have seen a lot of people use the "Believe" sentiment on cards using snowflakes. I like it, but I didn't have that one. I wonder if I had layered the "Joy," instead, making it one layer, I would have liked it better. The only other thing you really need to know about this card is the colors I used. They are marina mist, night of navy, and shimmery white!
Hmmmm......I was thinking maybe I should take this card and put the "Joy" on a layer and work with it until I like it. Then I will repost it to see if you like it better too. I think I am going to do that. Just for fun!!
Thanks again for stopping by my little section of the blogging world. Have a wonderful day!

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Come to Bethlehem Christmas

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving my blogging visitors and followers. I appreciate the fact that you visit my blog. With Christmas coming very soon, I wanted to share with you over the next week or two some Christmas cards. The first one I am sharing is the reason why we even celebrate Christmas. There would be no Christmas if it had not been for Jesus being sent here by His Father to save whoever chooses Him. For this card I chose "Come to Bethlehem" as the stamp set.

I really love the deeper shade of red for Christmas, myself. For this reason, I chose cherry cobbler, along with soft suede, and naturals ivory card stock. For the texture you need a Big Shot and the square lattice textured impressions embossing folder. I went around the edges with soft suede and a stampin' sponge. The ribbon is 1/2" seam binding in cherry cobbler. Lastly, I used the itty bitty banners framelits die stamped with the sentiment.
Once again, Happy Thanksgiving! I pray you have a wonderful time gathering together with friends and family.
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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Flowering Flourishes Thank You

Finally, putting another card on here. This is the last card I had made for my thank you card class. I decided not to post one of them because I did not like it all that well. I did like this one though. I hope you do to.

For cardstock I chose midnight muse, soft suede, and whisper white. The stamp set is flowering flourishes and the sentiment is from teeny tiny wishes. For punches I used boho blossoms, dotted scallop ribbon border, and itty bitty shapes punch pack. You need a big shot or something comparable, and the beautiful wings embosslits die. The only ink color I used was soft suede. For embellishments I used pearl basic jewels.
This is a very easy card to create, as long as, you have the supplies. If you ever need any you can purchase them from my Stampin' Up! website or use the order button on the left side of my blog page.
Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day.

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Fifteen Percent Off Sale, Today and Card Share

Hello blogging friends. I pray all is well for you that live on the east coast. Even where I live we are feeling some of the effects of the tropical storm. I am sure we have it much more mild than the east coast.

Do not forget that today is the 15% off sale on single stamps and stamp sets. There are more details on the post just below this one. 

I am sharing a thank you card that was made using the Autumn Accents Bigz Die found in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. I chose not to get the stamp set because I knew I could use the textured impressions embossing folders to make the leaves look great. Of course, you need a Big Shot to be able to create them. I have already told you that I love fall because of the colors. I love the richness of the deep colors. The regals collection is my favorite. Guess what? That is also more of the colors you find in the fall season.

Above is the card that I was came up with using the Autumn Accents Bigz Die. The other items used to make this card are the following: elegant eggplant, cherry cobbler, cajun craze, more mustard, and very vanilla cardstock; natural composition specialty designer series paper; stampin' sponge; big shot;
houndstooth folder, square lattice folder, woodgrain folder, and lacy brocade textured impressions embossing folder; bitty banners framelits; itty bitty banners stamp set; lastly, a regals (cajun craze) designer button.

In case you are wondering, I used the stampin' sponge on the designer series paper with more mustard, cajun craze, cherry cobbler, and elegant eggplant classic ink.

Have a great day! Try to find some time to stamp! I love it because it helps me relax. We all have an outlet. Mine is stamping.

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Friday, October 26, 2012

October 29th 15% off Stamp Sale

 Attention fellow stampers! I am very excited to share with all of you an exciting sale that will be going on October 29th only. Beginning at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we sell will be 15 percent off. Yes, you read that correctly.

This includes all stamps in the current catalogs including:

Background stamps 
Personalized name stamps 
Incentive stamp sets from the supply list 
Cookie press stamps 
Single-image stamps 

This DOES NOT include:

Hostess sets 
Bundled stamp sets (Stamp Set with Dies)
Digital stamp brush sets 

There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order. 

Below are a list of single stamps that Stampin' Up! now offers and are included in the 15 percent off sale.

You can contact me personally or place an order at luv2cre8withU . Please do not forget that if you order over $150.00 dollars worth hostess benefits begin to apply also.

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Purple Thank You

I have a card to share with you. If you are a person that really likes purple, then this may be one you really like. This is the first card designed for my thank you card class. I have 2 others done, but need to make one more. I will be posting them very soon.

To make this card you will need elegant eggplant, perfect plum, very vanilla cardstock, and a little bit of first edition specialty designer series paper. You will need your big shot, the lacy brocade textured impressions embossing folder, fashionable hearts embosslits, and the delicate doilies sizzlits (largest one). The stamp sets used are from the From My Heart set and the Tiny Tags set. You also need a stampin' sponge, which I used on the designer series paper. I just about forgot one more thing. You will also need the 1 3/8" square punch to make the bottom of the designer series paper look like a ribbon.

I am sorry that the quality of the picture isn't the greatest. Once again, it is the lighting. They always look much better in person than on here. Sorry about that.

Have a wonderful day. Hopefully, you can get some stamping time in. I will be posting more in the next few days. Leave a comment if you want, otherwise, thank you so much for visiting. I hope you come back more often and you like what you see.

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Tile Coasters

I had a wedding shower to go to and needed something to give. I finally decided to give coasters a try. I had bought the tiles quite a while back (a year or two ago). These were simple to make, fun to do, and turned out beautifully.
The bride to be that I made these for has already told me that a couple of people have already asked her where she got them from. When she tells them a lady that she works with made them they don't believe her.
I am really wanting to have a class making these. They are easy and don't cost a lot to make. The great thing is they look like they were expensive. I have to be honest and say that I did not come up with this idea all on my own. There are a few people on Stampin' Connection that I was inspired from. I did not case what they did, but they were the ones that helped me come up with this idea.

I used the En Francais background stamp and the Just Believe stamp set. I also used black Staz On ink. As for the tag, it is made using the two tags bigz die and the big shot machine. I used the lacy brocade textured impressions embossing folder. The stamped image is also from the Just Believe stamp set and the sentiment is from the Pennant Parade stamp set. I use the flower from the boho blossom punch and a jewels basic rhinestone. I also added a cork square to the back of the tiles to keep them from scratching furniture. One more thing. I used 5/8" black grosgrain ribbon, which is retired.
I hope this inspires you to try to create some. I was very happy with how they turned out. Please leave a comment if you would like.

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Saturday, October 6, 2012

From My Heart Enjoy Life

  Finally, I am back posting. I have a couple more things to post besides this card in the next week or so. I envy the people that can post something new everyday. I don't have the time to be able to do that.
   This card was made using the From My Heart stamp set. Everything is current Stampin' Up! products, except for the Bella Bleu designer series paper. I have a bunch of retired paper that needs to be used up. I don't know about you, but I believe, we all need to enjoy everyday that we are given. We never know when it will be our last day. We should not take it for granted. The Lord has given each of us a time table. We just don't know when the end is.

 The colors for this card are bashful blue, crumb cake, and whisper white. I used the Big Shot machine with the apothecary accents framelits, the adorning accents edgelits, and the beautiful wings embosslits. For embellishments I used the pearl basic jewels. The ink color is crumb cake with bashful blue sponged along the edge.
  Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I pray you were inspired and will come back to visit more often. Of course, if you want to leave a comment I would love it.
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Monday, September 24, 2012

From My Heart

I don't know about you, but I think the From My Heart stamp set is very pretty. I wanted it as soon as I seen it in the catalog. I have only made 2 cards using this set so far, but I am planning on using it quite a bit more in the future. For this card I chose to use the This to Shall Pass sentiment. It can be cut out using the labels collection framelits dies, which is run through the Big Shot. I love the different shapes that Stampin' Up! has come out with in the framelits. I would love to see them come out with ovals in the future too. We shall see.
This card was made using night of navy and whisper white cardstock. I already told you I used the From My Heart stamp set, the Big Shot, and the Labels Collection Framelits Dies. The other stamp set you see is the Flowering Flourishes. I love this stamp set too because you can use it for some really nice backgrounds. The night of navy was given texture using the Fancy Fan Folder. To antique the whisper white I used a stampin' sponge along with early espresso ink. Lastly, for the embellishment I used the very vanilla 1/2" seam binding ribbon.
Sorry it has been a while since I posted. I had it made, but I just haven't taken the time to get it posted. I have some more cards I need to get done this week. I have to make an anniversary card for my husband and a birthday card for my daughter. Plenty to do, just finding the time to do it can be the hard part.
Thanks for stopping by. Leave a comment if you would like.

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Fall Get Well Card

  I love fall! The colors, the weather, the feeling of being creative! With the upcoming holidays, it just puts me into a creative mood. The sad thing is I don't have time to make all of the things I would like to.
  Today, I have a card that I created for a coworker. We have to go through some things in this life that are life changing and down right not fun. This card was made to help cheer her and her son up.

  This card was made with cajun craze, always artichoke, early espresso, and very vanilla cardstock. I used the stamp set lovely as a tree and word play. For tools I used my big shot, houndstooth embossing folder, apothecary accents framelits, stampin' sponge, watercolor pencils, square lattice embossing folder, and the 2 1/2" circle punch. For embellishments I used the regal designer buttons and the mini library clips (retired).
  Thanks for allowing me to share with you some of my creativity. I hope you like what you see and you come back often to visit.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Patterned Party Card 4

This is the last of the cards I had created for my Patterned Party Birthday card class. I ended up using all the same color family for each of the cards. It makes it easier for me. I don't have to worry about what colors to use every time. For me, that can be challenging. In fact, I am going to start creating cards for another class. I am still not completely sure what colors I am going to use for it. It is so much easier once I have that settled.

For this card, once again, I used Patterned Party for the stamp set. For tools I used my Big Shot with the houndstooth embossing folder and the 1 1/4" circle and 1 3/8" circle punches. Even though you really can't see it, I used the paper piercing tool also. The only embellishment I used was the cherry cobbler baker's twine. Just in case you are wondering, the balloons in the background were made with the versamark stamp pad.
Thanks again for stopping by. I hope you come back often and some of my card/paper creations inspire you to create also.

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Patterned Party Birthday 3

  Welcome to my blog. If you are visiting for the first time I hope that you like what you see, as well as, be inspired to create a papercraft project for yourself. If you visit me often, thank you very much for being one of my followers. I do appreciate it. Here is another card I created using the patterned party stamp set. I used cherry cobbler, pumpkin pie, night of navy, and whisper white cardstock. For tools I ended up using the scallop trim border punch, Big Shot machine, bitty banners framelits, perfect polka dots embossing folder, paper piercing tool, along with the essentials paper-piercing pack. The other stamp set I used is called itty bitty banners. All of these products are available in the Stampin' Up! catalog.
  I am still trying to work on making the pictures of the cards look better. They always look better in person then what the camera shows.
  I pray you have a very nice day. As always, if you have a minute please leave a comment and tell me what you think.
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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Late Night Stampers Web Ring

 Here is a list of fellow stampers that you can find more inspiration from. Enjoy!
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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Patterned Party Birthday Card 2

Finally, I am getting around to posting another card. I get lazy when I come home from work and don't want to do anything. It is too easy to just say I am too tired then to push myself and get something accomplished. With that said. I have another patterned party birthday card to share with you. I decided to make this one using whisper white as my card base. Like I have shared with you before, white is not my color. Due to that reason, I have a hard time creating a complete a card using white and liking it. To be honest with you, this one I like. 
I ended up using another stamp from the stamp set word play for the saying. The other cardstock colors I used are night of navy, cherry cobbler, and pumpkin pie. For tools I used the scallop edge punch and the 1 3/4" circle punch. My big shot along with the circles #2 bigz die made the outer sized circle.
The fun thing about the candle numbers is you can make the age of the birthday boy or girl a different color than all of the rest. That is what I did with this one.
I actually have two more finished cards to post and show you in the next week or two. Please keep visiting.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Fabulous Florets Thinking of You

 I hope everyone is doing well. Everything is going pretty good in my family and my little part of the world. The card you see was made for my manager. She has had to go through quite a few very difficult things in the past few months, of which, it still is not over. One of my coworkers wanted to do something nice for her to try and lift her spirits. We could all use it at times, but she really needed it. My part of this was to make the card. This was the final result.

To make this card I used chocolate chip, rose red, and naturals ivory cardstock. The stamp sets are fabulous florets and the retired set sincere salutations. I used the stampin' sponge, decorative label punch, scallop oval punch, and the retired lace ribbon border punch. I used classic ink, watercolor crayons, and blender pens to color the flowers. As for the bling, I added basic pearl jewels. The only other little thing I added was a small butterfly using my big shot and the beautiful wings embosslit die.
My boss told me she loved the card and even wanted to frame it! I was very happy that she liked it.
Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day.

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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Pattterned Party Birthday

It has been a while since I have posted something new. To be honest, today is the first I have been able to take the time to create a new card. This is the first out of 4 cards I will be making for my upcoming card class. I think this card looks much better in person than in the picture. I think I need to spend some time looking at some photography pins I have pinned on Pinterest. Once I do that, maybe I can improve the pictures somehow. I believe, it is in the lighting, that is for sure. 

To make this card I used cherry cobbler, pumpkin pie, night of navy, and whisper white cardstock. Patterned Party is the name of the stamp set. For tools, I used the dotted scallop ribbon border punch and the petite pennants builder punch. I almost forgot. I also used the big shot along with the stripes folder textured impressions embossing folder.
Be watching, because I will be posting some more cards soon. I have 3 more to get done. I apologize for the face that I don't post things more often. I want to create more often, but end up being tired and not wanting to do anything.
Thanks for being patient with me!
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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Pillow Box Wedding Favors

Hello! I have been working on a couple of projects lately. This one I have done for my daughter, of which, she is getting married on Tuesday. The thing that kind of stinks though, is that I used mostly retired products to make these. I hope you still like them though and I am sure some of you have some of these products still too.
To make these I used elegant eggplant, basic black, and very vanilla cardstock. To do the writing I used the MDS program. I used the Big Shot along with the pillow box die (retired) and the vintage wallpaper embossing folder. I used the decorative label and curly label punches. The ribbon was very vanilla satin 5/8 inch (retired). The flowers are not stampin' up! I used those because they matched and it saved me some time from having to make them.
Thanks for visiting and I hope you like them enough that you would want to make some also. Oh, they have m & m's in them. Mmmm good!

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Zoo Review Father's Day Card

Well, Father's Day has come and gone. I am going to share with you a very fast card I made for my husband for Father's Day. Fortunately, he is not hard to please.

I used all Stampin' Up! products to design this card. The designer series paper is now retired. It was from the mocha morning specialty designer series paper. The cardstock colors used were crumb cake, basic black, and very vanilla. Zoo review is the stamp set the images are from. The sentiment is from teeny tiny wishes, which is a great stamp set to own. I used the 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punch and the dotted scallop ribbon punch. For embellishments I used two basic black brads from the neutrals set.
I hope you had a great time spending Father's Day with a Father you love greatly.

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Friday, June 8, 2012

Word Play Graduation Card

  Finally, I am getting around to posting a card that I created for my niece's graduation. I chose this stamp because I do want to see her follow her dreams. I also want it to be God's will for her too. I know that if she does God's will then it will be the best!

  I used whisper white, pacific point, and wild wasabi cardstock. I used the Big Shot to create the texture on the cardbase using the vintage wallpaper embossing folder. The shape with the sentiment was made using the labels collection framelits. The flowers were made with the blossom punch and the boho blossom punch. I had to add some bling using pearl basic jewels. I almost forgot to add that I used the stampin' sponge to go around the edge of the card and the label shape. The stampin' sponge is one of my favorite tools to use while stamping.
  I am not sure if she likes these colors, but I chose them because I thought that the beyond the garden designer series paper, which is not retired, looked appropriate for a young lady. My opinion, of course!
Thank you for visiting. I hope you come back often!!

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