Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Petals Thank You

New Stampin' Up! Peaceful Petals flower stamped in black on Whisper White cardstock, colored in markers and shaded in pencils. Sentiment is from Happy Watercolor. Primrose Petals stitched ribbon and card base.

Monday, December 30, 2013


I am wrapping up the last of my Valentines for Operation Write Home this morning. They are due by tomorrow but the collection point is just a few towns over so they should make it in time. This is an OWH sketch using Stampin' Up paper (retired), Rose Red and Pool Party cardstocks and a stamp by Rubber Stampede. Squares are 1" x 1".

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Flat card

This card today uses all Stampin' Up! supplies and is nice and flat for easy mailing without having to use additional  postage. Cardstocks of Whisper White and Melon Mambo, Elements of Style stamp set and washi tape. I embossed it with the lattice square folder and then ran it through the Big Shot again without the folder to flatten it some. Makes it look like a textured cardstock.
I hope everyone had a beautiful Christmas day yesterday. My only disappointment was the Doctor Who special that I've been waiting forever for, I won't spoil it in case you haven't seen it yet. :)
Have a lovely day, I am off to the Hallmark store to stock up on next year's wrapping paper!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Mambo Petals

This was inspired by card sample by Agata Pfister in Paper Crafts magazine with a few changes to it. All Stampin' Up! supplies used: Melon Mambo, Black and White cardstocks, new Peaceful Petals, chalks to highlight and retired Melon polka dot ribbon. Sentiment is from Morning Meadow.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Gift Bow Angel

Stampin' Up! supplies to make this sweet little angel following the many samples shown on Pinterest. I don't know who thought of this first but it sure is creative and adorable, so thank you! Whisper White, Blush Blossom, So Saffron, and Champagne glimmer paper, Frosted Finishes embellishment and Gift Bow big shot die. Embossed with Vintage Wallpaper folder.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Ornaments and tree

1. Some more handmade glitter ornaments and Martha Stewart pinecone boxes painted and glittered and turned into ornaments.
2. A picture of another one of our Christmas trees this year.

One more project for today! A 10" Styrofoam tree that I wound with garland and trimmed with "lights". So easy.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

New SU

Card is for the Clean and Simple #271 layout challenge. All supplies are Stampin' Up!
New Peaceful Petals stamps embossed in gold, scallop embossing folder, washi tape and baker's twine are from the upcoming mini catalog. Very Vanilla and Brushed Gold cardstocks were used.

The second picture is a super simple ornament using a clear glass ball filled with Martha Stewart snowflakes, snowman and flakes are rub-ons (unknown maker). Highlighted with rhinestones.
For my snowman tree!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Sheet Music Ornaments

I have been so busy decorating! The first picture is an ornament made from vintage sheet music sheets and a large crystal bead. Rolled large and small scallops and glued to cardboard circle.
The second picture is the Stampin' Up! Christmas Star embossed in clear on the music, cut out and mounted to Basic Black for some stability. Will run a loop through to hang it.
The third is my bathroom tree with the Enesco Miss Merry Mouse ornaments.
The fourth is my kitchen gingerbread tree.
I'll be back tomorrow with something from the upcoming mini or Saleabration catalog to share.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Merry Music

This is for my son's music teacher and I love the way it turned out. Stamped A Cardinal Christmas on old sheet music and embossed in Early Espresso, colored in markers. SU ribbons and antique brad to embellish. Cardstocks of Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, and Cherry Cobbler.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Nativity ornament

Using the materials that I had on my desk from the previous card, I made a rosette ornament with all Stampin' Up! supplies (except the hanging cord). Night of Navy embossed in gold with Wonderful Blessing single stamp, Brushed Gold cardstock.

Gold Star

For Creating with Connie and Mary's color challenge this week to use Night of Navy, Whisper Whites and Gold. All supplies are Stampin' Up! Northern Flurry? embossing folder, champagne glitter paper (also used on the glitter brad so it matches the band on left of card), Night of Navy for matting and star (SU single stamp) embossed in gold.  

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Vintage Tags

Using one sheet of Crumb Cake cardstock, I created 8 tags measuring 4 1/4" x 2 1/2". Tag corner punch and Baked Brown sugar for inked edges, Winter Post and Vintage Postcard stamp sets, large eyelets, retired holiday grosgrain ribbon and tine to finish.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

More or Less

All supplies are Stampin' Up! New Sweet Sorbet paper with Banner Blast and Happy Watercolor stamp sets (available in January). Gold baker's twine and antique brads to embellish.

Friday, December 6, 2013

2014 Stampin' Up!

Lots of pretty new products coming our way in the upcoming Stampin' Up mini catalog and Saleabration! The stamp set is called Peaceful Petals, stamped in Slate and colored with markers. Sentiment in Pool Party. Saleabration paper is Sweet Sorbet, Crisp Cantaloupe and Smoky Slate cardstocks. Retro Fresh washi tape and silver baker's twine will also be in the new mini.   
Sketch layout is for Mojo Monday 322.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Glittered Ornament

For this week's Mojo Monday sketch, I used Stampin' Up! retired designer paper and Basic Black and Very Vanilla cardstocks, Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon and silver cording. Ornament is by Our Daily Bread Designs cut out and colored, added Dazzling Diamonds to cover white areas and a Frosted Finishes SU embellishment.

Handmade bow

I made a handmade bow to dress up my purchased Costco wreath using wide fancy Christmas ribbon from Joann's and tied a cluster of jingle bells to the center. Don't forget to mist your fresh wreath once or twice a week to keep it from drying out.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

No mess glitter ornaments

The clear glass ornaments were a Goodwill store find at a dollar for a box of 6 so I scooped up all four boxes there. I have a ridiculous supply of different color glitters so I experimented to see which were my favorites for the tree. I'm usually biased toward the reds but all of these are so pretty in real life, it's hard to decide.
Simply coat the inside of the ball with Glitter It glue, swirl to coat well and add lots of glitter, turning as you go to keep it even, dump out excess. Let dry overnight before replacing the hanger. So simple and sparkly!

Monday, December 2, 2013

10 minute snowmen card

I picked up this darling little snowmen embossing folder (by Darice) at Joann's, it makes a super quick start for a card. Added some rhinestone embellishments, SU button and twine, inked edges in Cool Caribbean, and added a strip of glitter tape (American Crafts).

Sweet Friend

For the Sunday sketch at Operation Write Home, I made a valentine using Stampin' Up! supplies. You Are Loved stamp set with retired paper on Real Red cardstock.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Tissue Box Cover

Sorry I haven't posted in about a week, I've been busy decorating for Christmas. Almost done my formal living room tree,  I just have to add the crystals and icicles. The pictures here are my son's Star Wars tree located in his "man cave". The blue lights look so cool at night with the lights out.

The first picture is a tissue box I decorated for the bathroom using gingham wrapping paper and the Scentsational Season and Sweets for the Sweet stamp sets.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Carry On

All supplies are Stampin' Up! I saw this idea to use the Carry On sentiment with the Scentsational Season gingerbread man together on SCS, a very cute card made by Sarabeth46. Retired holiday paper, cardstocks of Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, and Real Red. Cherry taffeta ribbon and mini silver brads to embellish.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Framelits Dress Ornament

Stampin' Up! Framelits Dress Up die with Red glimmer paper and Cherry Cobbler tulle and taffeta ribbon to make this Christmas ornament.

Saturday, November 23, 2013


I have a new friend that sits right outside of the office window every day staring at me. This is the biggest rabbit I've ever seen, about the size of a very large house cat. He is usually in the shape of a big round bowling ball, working his jaws almost constantly. He looks just like a Tribble from Star Trek and makes me smile (until he starts eating all of my vegetables in the Spring).

Away in a Manger

All supplies are Stampin' Up! Soft Suede and Whisper White cardstocks, stamp sets Heaven and Nature (colored in markers) and In the Stars (embossed in gold). Wood grain embossing folder for manger. I used the tutorial on Splitcoaststampers for the shape of the manger.

Friday, November 22, 2013

World Peace

All supplies are Stampin' Up! World Map and Scentsational Season gingerbread men in More Mustard, Tangerine Tango and Early Espresso. Colored in map with markers and pastels, bakers twine for banner. Sentiment from Greetings of the Season.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


The designer paper is Eskimo Kisses by Basic Grey, Forest Friends stamp set by Stampin' Up! with Cherry Cobbler ribbon on matching cardstock.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Scrap Saver

I was left with a perfect square with four circles after cutting out the ornaments shown in the post below so I couldn't let this piece go to waste.  Stampin' Up! Northern Frost paper with Festive Flurry stamp set in Coastal Cabana.

3D Ornaments

These 3D ornaments are a great way to use up your paper scraps. I used the Sizzix 3D ornament die but you could punch out your own circles and follow the triangle pattern so you can make them any size you would like. The first picture uses Basic Grey, the second a template, the third uses Stampin' Up! current Christmas paper.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Pines and Poinsettias

A pretty little sketch from Mojo Monday to get the week started. All supplies are Stampin' Up! Pines and Poinsettias stamp set with retired Christmas paper, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, and Sahara Sand cardstocks. Red satin ribbon, silver mini brads, and Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sparkle and Shine

This is for the Christmas Card Challenge #51 to use sparkle or bling somewhere on your holiday themed card. I love this retired flocked Christmas paper from Stampin' Up!  from a few years back, it's too pretty to cover up so I tried to keep the sentiment area small. I used the old Trim The Tree set for the greeting, Real Red and Whisper White cardstocks, Real Red satin ribbon and a Frosted Finishes embellishment.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Poinsettia card and Snoopy Tree

The card is for this week's Freshly Made Sketch 112. I used Stampin' Up! supplies of retired Christmas paper with Cherry Cobbler and Brushed Gold cardstocks, Joyful Christmas stamp set.

The second picture is my first decorated tree of the season. I have a huge collection of Peanuts ornaments, this little Hallmark tree is Snoopy and Woodstock miniatures. Makes me smile.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Santa's List

For the Mojo Monday sketch this week. I used Teresa Collins "Santa's List" paper, Stampin' Up! cardstock of Cherry Cobbler and Basic Gray, retired ribbon, and Frosted Finishes embellishment.

Peachful Wishes

This is one of those cards that look much prettier up close, I sprayed the whole front with vanilla glimmer spray. I used a variety  of pine branch stamps, embossed in gold, clear, and stamped in Cantaloupe and Guava. CTMH Elegant Ornament embossed in silver tinsel. Stampin' Up! Greetings of the Season sentiment in gold. Cardstocks are Crisp Cantaloupe and Blush Blossom.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Santa's Belt

Santa's belt won't close so he may as well just laugh about it. This is for this week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge 111.
It's good to be back on my feet again and making cards. I was so sick all week with a flu, and in bed for 6 days. The upside is I lost 8 pounds, the puzzler is that I had a flu shot at the end of September. So glad it's all over with.
I kept my card simple and resisted the urge I always have to layer it all up :) Real Red base embossed with the snowflake folder, Whisper White scallop punch with Basic Black strip and mini brads for belt, silver glimmer paper "buckle" with ho ho ho sentiment from retired Holiday Sampler set. I would have to say this is one of my favorite SU Christmas sets, so many images and sentiments to choose from and all pretty timeless too. Never getting rid of this one. Ever.
All supplies used are Stampin' Up!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

World Peace

this card uses all Stampin' Up! supplies: World Map background on Very Vanilla, Pumpkin craft ink and Early Espresso ink. Tangerine polka dot ribbon, Heaven and Nature set (retired).

I have a box of unfinished cards from previous workshops, so I transformed this Halloween card into a love/Valentine card. All supplies are SU.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Merry Mojo

Mojo Monday sketch. Teresa Collins designer Christmas paper, SU cherry cobbler taffeta ribbon.