Thursday, December 29, 2011

2012 Calendar

A calendar for the refrigerator with magnet strips on the back. I will include these in my Christmas thank you cards. The mini calendars are from Impress and come 8 to a pack for $3. The stamp set is Branch Out and I tried to portray the four seasons with the sentiment from Season of Friendship. Cardstocks of Whisper White, Basic Black, and Baja Breeze.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Jack Skellington Ornaments

Billy and I made some Jack Skellington ornaments (from The Nightmare Before Christmas) last night using store bought frosted white balls, a black Sharpie, red felt fabric and fur. Billy did all of the artwork.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Cookie Jar

I repurposed a big Kirkland chocolate covered raisins container with SU Candy Cane paper (from last year), gingergread image and red ribbon rosettes.
Little gingerbread men are from SU's Holiday Sampler set.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Snow Globe

I used the snow globe die from Memory Box. I also added Dazzling Diamond to the image and then covered it with an acetate circle to look like glass and then popped up on dimensionals.
SU supplies of Baja Breeze cardstock, white satin ribbon, Pine Bough wheel embossed in white, glitter paper for sentiment frame.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Country Church

Impression Obsession image colored in markers, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White cardstocks, sentiment is Warm Words. This is a case of a card by Wendy on SCS for the Queen for the day challenge.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Bells and Boughs

All supplies are Stampin' Up.
Holly Berry Bouquet paper, cardstocks of Real Red, Whisper White, and Vanilla, silver brad, Stripes embossing folder and heart scallop punch, white taffeta and vanilla seam binding ribbon. This is in honor of the Queen for the day challenge for Nancy Littrell.

Friday, December 16, 2011


Our Daily Bread ornaments embossed in gold with matching Nestabilities die, Stampin' Up Brushed Gold and Guava cardstocks, and retired SU gold ribbon. Banner is from the new Take it to Heart set.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Miracle Of Christmas

I was talking to my sister last night and she told me that Mom once told her that she never sent out a Christmas card without the baby Jesus on it. I made this especially for her in memory of our Mom, may we never forget the true meaning of Christmas that she taught to us so long ago.
The stamp set is SU's Miracle Of Christmas, sweet treat cup has some cut up raffia in it. Glitter paper scallop frame and ribbon to embellish.
This is a case of Pat Smether's.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Teacher Gifts

I thought Starbucks gift cards would be a good idea for teacher's gifts this year. You can't throw a rock around here without hitting a Starbucks, I have two in walking distance. Even if the recipient doesn't like coffee, (say what?), there is always tea, cocoa, yummy baked treats, sandwiches, etc.
This is a great way to use up the designer paper you all have laying around. Beneath the paper is a jumbo Hershey's Symphony bar. Wrapped in a large cello bag and secured with a tie and red ribbon.

Monday, December 12, 2011


The paper strip for the fan fold flower was 3/4"x12" scored at the 1/4 marks. I stamped the Medallion in Artichoke craft ink and then clear embossed on Crumb Cake. The rosette is made from Nautical Expedition paper with SU brads. Cherry Cobbler ribbon and cardstock on Artichoke base.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Take it to Heart

The stamp set is called Take It To Heart. This is a case from the upcoming Stampin' Up Occasions mini catalog. Baja Breeze, Vanilla, and Chocolate Chip cardstocks.

Snow Much Fun

All supplies are Stampin' Up except for Nestabilities frame. Snow Much Fun snowman, various designer papers, snowflake wheel embossed in white on Sahara Sand. Half pearls to embellish, Bashful Blue taffeta ribbon, SU snowflake from new glitter paper.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Precious Prints

Handprints, footprints, fingerprints? All three!
Simply make a tight fist, keeping the pinkie close as you can to the palm and ink the whole side of the the palm/heel and press to paper to make the foot. Fill in the toes with your fingertips with the same ink. I used Versamark pink grapefruit chalk ink for mine. I know black ink would look more realistic but I wouldn't recommend that since it is so hard to get off of your skin. All other supplies are Stampin' Up. I dyed the very vanilla seam binding ribbon in Blushing Bride ink.

Winter Wonderland

More Virtual Stamp weekend samples.
The first card uses Poppy Parade, Chocolate Chip, and Very Vanilla cardstocks. I stamped the sheet music from MFP in chocolate and then the Pines and Poinsettias from SU in Real Red craft. Large poinsettia is from the Spellbinders Nestabilities set. Added chocolate satin ribbon and sentiment label (Beautiful Season).
The second card uses the frosted technique, which is a first for me. Not sure I like the result, I'll have to try this a few more times with different color inks. This one uses Fabulous Florets in Ruby and Garden Green sten stamped over in white craft and schmeared ink. Tulips frame embossing folder for edges.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Virtual Stamp Night

It's Virtual Stamp Night (weekend) at Splitcoast with a theme of Winter Wonderland.
The first card uses the Lovely as a Tree pine embossed in pewter with various snowflake dies and punches. Sentiment is from a retired SU Christmas set (it had triangular retro trees in it, can't remember the name but I use this sentiment a lot this time of year).
The second card uses the very old SU Button Bear which I like to bring out every few years since he's so cute. I made a "quilt" using the Top Note die and the Lattice Squares embossing folder.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Apothecary Art and Attic Boutique

It's hard to go wrong with this lovely new paper from SU- Attic Boutique, if you like the vintage style. Ribbon is new, Pool Party seam binding style and the stamp set is Apothecary Art. SU also has the coordinating nesting dies for this set.

Monday, December 5, 2011

New SU Apothecary Art

My dreams are coming true, SU will be carrying some nesting frame dies! They have a set that matches this new labels stamp set- Apothecary Art. Such pretty images in this one, I love it! I used it with the Holly Berry Bouquet dsp, perfect for a December birthday.

Christmas Tag Keeper

All supplies are Stampin' Up. I used a 6"x6" scrapbook page holder for the "envelope" and made up 16 various tags and labels from Tags For Christmas.
You can find it at Etsy also

Friday, December 2, 2011

Gift Tag Bag

I started out making a gift tag which turned into a bag. I used the Sizzix bag with scallops die in Whisper White, Jolliest Time of the Year Santa and peppermint patties in a cello bag. Red twine tied to close. Applied gold Smooch accent ink to belt.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tags for Tuesday


You can get six jumbo tags at 2 1/4" x 4 3/4" from one sheet of Whisper White cardstock, edged in Basic Black. Stamp by Impression Obsession, to/from by SU from Winter Post. Ties are red twine and white fiber mixed together. I added some Dazzling Details glitter to hat poufs.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Sketchy Snowman

I had a lot of trouble with this sketch layout from SCS today, I guess that's why they call it a challenge! I used my newly won snowlady image from Impression Obsession with Stampin' Up cardstock and paper, lace ribbon and pearls. Embossed Real Red panel with snowflake folder. (Northern Flurries?)

This card uses a gingerbread house from Inkadinkado embossed in Creamy Caramel craft with clear powder. The candies at the top are SU's Sweet Holidays, the sentiment is from To You and Yours. Ribbon , cardstock and embossing folder are all by Stampin' Up also. The snow glitter on the bottom is by Martha Stewart.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Beautiful Season

All supplies are Stampin' Up: Cardstock colors Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, and Marina Mist, Beautiful Season stamp set with brads and retired ribbon.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Gingerbread House

I used the Sweet Holidays set from Stampin' Up for the sentiment and the gingerbread set from Martha Stewart with her drippy goo punch and snow glitter for the ground.

Sweet Stocking

My favorite new toy is this Stampin' Up stocking die. There are so many fun possibilities and it's such a time saver from when I cut these out by hand. I used Real Red cardstock and embossed the snowflake wheel with white powder. The gingerbread man is also by Sizzix (not SU), stamp set is retired Sweet Holidays. A hanger was attached to make this an ornament that will probably go on my fireplace.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Stampin' Craft Ink Spots Quilt

This is a card I had just finished up the other day to go into my next card shipment for the troops and thought it would work for today's Splitcoast challenge. I used the SU color spots to make the blocks and then embossed the whole piece with the lattice squares folder. The stitched lines were from the SU jumbo wheel that I cut apart into individual strips.
I know that this image is from SU but I don't know the name of it since it was from a wish rak. If anyone knows, I'd love to fill in the right info for the category.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Sparkly Snowman

I love sparkle so I thought I would try my hand at yesterday's Splitcoast glitter painting tutorial. I used an adhesive sheet with a Lasting Impressions brass snowman template. Get a load of that hat! I poured glitter (Stampin' Up and Martha Stewart) carefully into each area of snowman and pressed it down, removed template and covered remaining area in crystal glitter. Paper and cardstocks are by SU.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Elements of Style

Elements of Style stamp set with Baja, Olive, black and white cardstocks. All by SU.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Up Up and Away

Up, Up, and Away set by Stampin' Up with Cool Caribbean and Daffodil cardstocks. Embossed with Lattice Squares folder. All inks are various SU.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Santa's Boots

Another project using the SU Sizzix stocking die. Boots in Basic Black. I covered them in Versamark and then clear embossing powder so they are shiny. Cuffs are embossed with Lattice Squares embossing folder. Cherry Cobbler ribbon to hang and poinsettia die from Spellbinders.

Hobby Horse Stocking

I cased this cute idea from Michelle Suit on Splitcoast. Sizzix stocking die in Creamy Caramel, edges inked in Tangerine Tango. Old retired SU ribbon, large brads, yarn for mane, poinsettia die cut with rhinestones to embellish. Jumbo candy cane for stick, a great gift treat holder!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Holly Berry Bouquet Ornament

I used a retired SU chipboard tag with silver cording, Holly Berry Bouquet designer paper, Pines & Poinsettias stamp set and ornament punch to create this ornament.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Doilies as Snowflakes

I wanted to try the Delicate Doilies set as snowflake ornaments using silver and white embossing powders in Island Indigo cardstock. I may give this a little spritz with the Vanilla Smooch Spritz for some more sparkle.
The second card uses Mark's Finest Papers set called Christmas Postage Due with SU cardstocks of Cherry and Mustard.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


All supplies are Stampin' Up: Baja and Vanilla cardstocks with Beau Chateau paper, retired twine, and half pearls. Shalom stamp embossed in silver and sponged with Baja ink.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Tres Chic Ornament

Tuesday's color challenge colors are Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, and More Mustard. I used the SU Tres Chic background clear embossed and the ornament from Our Daily Bread Designs with a hardware sentiment from Making Memories.

Jolliest Ornament

All supplies are Stampin' Up (except for ornament die): Jolliest Time of the Year stamp set colored in markers, Lattice Squares embossing folder with retired Beachfront ruffled ribbon and half pearls. Quick and easy!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Great Pumpkin

One of my favorites from a few years back, I used Stampin' Up pumpkins and sentiment with a Snoopy image from the internet that I cut out and put in the pumpkin patch.
It wouldn't be Halloween without watching the Peanuts classic "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown". We looked forward to that each year when we were kids, back in the day before even videotapes. That and the once a year showing of The Wizard Of Oz. Never missed that one either :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Just Buzzin' By

For the Hope You Can Cling To breast cancer awareness card drive and for today's SCS sketch I used the Stampin' Up set Just Buzzin' By with Beau Chateau paper and soft Suede and Pink Pirouette cardstock. The challenge called for us to save the boo-bees. Schedule your mammogram today!

Sock Monkey

I think you could send this birthday card to anyone, young or old, unless they really hate sock monkeys. All supplies are Stampin' Up: Sock Monkey stamped in Canvas background and then cut out. I filled in the arms and legs with white gel pen and added the hat and balloon. Sentiment is from Create A Cupcake. Cardstocks are Kraft and Real Red with some retired SU dsp.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Beautiful Season Blue Bird

I made this little guy a blue bird to fit in with today's SCS color challenge of Baja Breeze, Island Indigo, and Rich Razzleberry. Colored the image in Copics, used the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and some retired SU twine. It was a happy accident when the sentiment label perfectly continued the branch on the main image. Don't you love it when a plan comes together (even if you didn't know about it?)


I love this color combination for holiday cards, Baja Breeze, Real Red, and Whisper White. I won this cute set called Let It Snow from Impression Obsession on a blog hop recently. The embossed background is a Sizzix Stampin' Up folder.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Peaceful Wishes

To honor Holly (Hollerinastamps on SCS), our Queen for the Day I cased a holiday card of hers.
All supplies are Stampin' Up: Sahara Sand, Cherry Cobbler, and Old Olive cardstocks. Stamp sets: Peaceful Wishes, French Script, Northern Hearts. Cherry Cobbler seam binding, half pearls, and baker's twine.
For the painting part of the challenge I sprayed the front with Vanilla Smooch Spritz and Pearl Glimmer Mist.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Create A Cupcake

I need to use this fun set more often, it's so easy with the matching punch. All supplies are Stampin' Up.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Felt Flower Birthday

For two challenges today, the first is today's Featured Stamper Dawn (dostamping) and I chose an Easter card of hers to case.
All supplies are Stampin' Up. Perfect Punches sentiment with retired felt flowers.
The second challenge was for today's Hope You Can Cling To challenge to incorporate pink ribbon. (SU's pink satin).

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Christmas Collage

For the Hope You Can Cling To challenges at Splitcoast supporting breast cancer awareness to make a pink collage, I used this Inkadinkado image in Regal Rose with a Postage stamp set (maker unknown), a musical score background in Preety In Pink ink on Very Vanilla cardstock with some holly from Bells & Boughs. Vanilla taffeta ribbon was died with Pink Pirouette reinker. Vintage Postcard sentiment also used.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Garden Silhouettes

I used Kraft and Whisper White cardstocks, Garden Silhouettes and Fabulous Florets stamp sets, and Nestabilities frame and poinsettia dies. This card was for the Queen For The Day challenge at SCS honoring a card by Joan Ervin. I do have the exact leaf dies that Joan used but I'll be darned if I can find them. Time to clean up the stamp room!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Kleenex Inspired

For the challenge on Splitcoast to use green, yellow, and brown. I used this Kleenex box design as my inspiration with Marigold Morning and Vanilla cardstocks, Apple Blossoms and Spring Solitude stamp sets. All supplies are Stampin' Up.