Sunday, January 31, 2010

Tilda in Red

Oh my Goodness! Each time I open up another one of my new Magnolia stamps, I fall in love with another little Tilda!
I've been hoarding this flocked paper from Stampin' Up! forever. I decided I would finally cut into my first piece and I'm so glad I did. I punched the lacey strip with my Martha Stewart "Doily Lace" edge punch - so dainty! She is colored with Copic markers - (I have a lot of work to do on blending reds). The hearts along the left side are some large metallic brads from Hobby Lobby and the red satin ribbon is salvaged from Christmas wrapping. (I can't stand to throw away any ribbon!)
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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Sweet Little Strawberry Magnolia

Good Evening!
Yes...I've been coloring with my Copics again today. It's so easy to lose track of time when I'm stamping in my office! I went digging through my scrap paper and found this embossed strawberry paper from DCWV. I had just enough for a card front and grabbed my Magnolia stamps. This little Tilda is called "Flower Jeans" and again I placed her on the "Old Bench". I can see that I will need to order some more furniture stamps for my little Tildas:-)
The flowers are some Prima flowers from a jar and I colored the gems with my Copics so that the gems would match the color of the berries. The card is all tied up with some Bazzill stitched ribbon.
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Friday, January 29, 2010

My Very First Magnolia Stamp

I have totally fallen in love with Magnolia stamps! This is my first official card using two of my new Magnolia stamps: Jam Tilda and Old Bench. Tilda was stamped first and then masked so the bench could be added "beneath" her. These stamps have become my new obsession!!
The card measures 5 1/2 x 5 1/2. The designer paper is from Little Yellow Bicycle.
I used my Copic Markers to color the images.
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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Butterfly Easel Card

Good Evening,

I fell in love with these easel cards that are all the rage on Splitcoaststampers. (After the first one, they go together very quickly!) You can find the tutorial here. I think I'll try other sizes and other designs to make calendars, photo frames, etc.
Thanks for stopping by!

All Stampin' Up! supplies on this card.
CS: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocoate Chip
Stamps: French Script, Whimsical Words, Flight of the Butterfly
Accessories: Butterfly punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Love Bugs

Good Morning!
Normally, I color these little bees in the traditional yellow and black, but...
I found this paper and wanted to give the bees a new look!
Now my Stampendous "Bee Buddies" have transformed to colorful Love Bugs! I used my Copic markers and a few Marvy circle punches to complete the layout.
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Monday, January 25, 2010's cold outside!

Good Evening!
The wind is howling outside tonight and we even have a few snow flurries. It's the perfect night for a snowman card.
I took a Copic Certification class in Minneapolis last Fall taught by Marianne Walker and I've been hooked on COPICS ever since. I just have to say that I LOVE these markers.
I've used this cute little Penny Black Snowman stamp called "warm & cold" and colored him with my Copic markers. After the image was completely colored, I masked the snowman and airbrushed a light blue background using the airbrush tool. Not a lot of color blending on this little guy. This one's a quick and easy card!

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Sock Monkey

This is the final post that I'm bringing over from my old blog at Typepad!
My Grandmother used to make these Sock Monkeys so I knew I had to have this set when it came out last year! He's such a cute little fella!
I've made so many cards using this same layout - with the color blocks in all different colors and a different image on top.
I distressed the edges of sock Monkey and the mat behind it using the distressing tool in the SU! cutter kit. It might be difficult to see the scruffy edges on-line.
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Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Stamps: Sock Monkey
Ink: Black Stazon, Close to Cocoa, Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip
CS: Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White,
Accessories: Pink Grosgrain, Distressing tool of the Cutter Kit, Aquapainter

Crazy for Cupcakes

This is my all-time favorite color combination: Pink and Chocolate. I guess that's why I like the Sweet Always Designer paper as much as I do! The papers are just loaded with shades of Pink and Brown. The papers remind me of the Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream stores.

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Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes
Ink: Brown Stazon, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose
Card Stock: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, White
Accessories: Sweet Always DSP, Aqua-painter, White Taffeta

Ladybug Punch Art

I love my paper punches and I LOVE Punch Art! This little ladybug was so simple...with the right punches! I used my 1/8" circle punch to punch spots from the red wings so that I wouldn't have to glue on those tiny spots. I also split the black hemp into smaller threads to give this little bug thinner antennas.
I have also made a few "Chocolate & Pink" ladybugs - my favorite color combination!
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!
Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Stamps: Short & Sweet
Card Stock: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Black Hemp, Black Grosgrain, Paper piercer (holes in the scalloped edge)
Punches: Scallop Border, Ticket Corner, Circle Punches - 1 3/8", 1 1/4", 3/4", 1/8"

Crayon Resist Floral

The stamps in the Fifth Avenue Floral Stamp set are absolutely perfect for using the crayon resist technique. The Parisian Breeze Designer paper is also one of my favorites! I've been hoarding this paper long enough and thought it was finally time to open the package and use it! Such a simple and elegant card. I've stamped a whole bunch of these cards and left the cards blank so that a greeting can be added on the inside of the card at a later date.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stampin' Up Supplies:
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Sincere Salutations
Paper: Baha Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Glossy White, Parisian Breeze DSP
Ink: Black Stazon, Baha Breeze, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Ribbon, White Crayon

I Scream for Ice Scream

Don't these look good enough to eat?
When I saw the adorable Ice Cream Cone on Angie's BLOG this week,I knew I had the perfect card for breaking out my Color Spritzer tool. It may be difficult to see, but the white background is actually spattered with Close to Cocoa ink on the first card and Pixie Pink ink on the second card using the Color Spritzer tool.
After finishing the first card in scoops of Whisper White, Chocolate Chip and Pink Pirouette, I decided to make a Rainbow Sherbet variation. I think I like the brightly colored sherbet variation even better:-)
I saw the little wooden spoons at Hobby Lobby a few months ago and they reminded me of this card that I had placed in my "favorites" file on SCS. I LOVE the little wooden spoons tied up with ribbon!
Thanks for stopping by!
Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes
Accessories: Color Spritzer, Scallop Punch, 1 3/8" square punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Ribbon, wooden spoon, Checkered Sizzix Texturz plate for cone, Crystal Effects for Cherry on top
First Card- CS: Shimmery White, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Creamy Caramel and Real Red, Ink: Close to Cocoa pad and marker, Chocolate Chip for greeting
Second Card- CS: Gable Green, Barely Banana, Pixie Pink, Creamy Caramel and Whisper White, Ink: Creamy Caramel, Pixie Pink (pad and marker), Gable Green, Barely Banana

Easter Chick Sour Cream Containers

Such a quick and easy project!
The paper measures 4 x 5 1/2 so that you can get six treats out of each 12x12 piece of paper. I haven't used my Crimper in such a long time but I love the way it finishes off these sour cream containers. Load them up with hershey's kisses or other wrapped candies for a sweet Easter treat.
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Stampin' Up! supplies:
Stamps: A Good Egg
Ink: Black Stazon, Pumpkin marker
Paper: Delicate Dots DSP, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Accessories: 1 3/8" & 1 1/4" Circle punches, Aquapainter, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Celery Ribbon, Crimper

Easter Fraps

I really love decorating the frap bottles and since I still had some clean bottles tucked away, I decided to make some sweet little Easter Chicks.
I'm using some of my extra Sale-a-bration supplies and so you'll find the Delicate Dots Designer paper and So Saffron ribbon on these little bottles.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stampin' Up! supplies:
Stamps: A Good Egg
Ink: Black Stazon, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie Marker
Paper: So Saffron, Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Delicate Dots DSP
Accessories: Scallop Circle, 1 1/4", 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Aquapainter, Frap Bottles, Candy!!

Easy Valentine Treat


These cute little diaper fold pouches can be found all over Splitcoaststampers and there is a great tutorial showing how to make these easy treats in the resources tab.
I've used a 6x6 piece of the retired Sweet Always Designer paper and added a few chocolate treats tied in a cello bag.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stampin' UP! Supplies:
Stamps: Goody Goody Gumdrops
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose
Paper: Sweet Always DSP, Chocolate Chip, White
Accessories: Small and Regular Tag Punch, Silver Brads, Blender Pen, Rose Grosgrain Ribbon, Small Cello Bag

Magic Snowflake Technique

Snowy Greetings!
I found this gorgeous technique on Splitcoaststampers and just had to give it a try! It's snowing like crazy today, so it's the perfect day to post this snowflake card. The boys were hoping for a snow day, but no such luck. It didn't start snowing early enough:-)
Here's a quick set of instructions for the Magic Snowflake Technique:
1. Use your embossing buddy on your glossy card stock to remove static (and finger prints!)2. Stamp image using white craft ink.3. Emboss image using white embossing powder.4. Saturate a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol and apply a few drops of two different colors of re-inker. I used two drops of each of the following: Night of Navy and Brocade Blue.5. Pounce these colors on top of your embossed image, rotating the cotton ball to distribute the color. Your snowflakes will "disappear" under the ink.6. Using your heat gun, emboss the paper one more time. Your snowflakes will magically reappear as the rubbing alcohol evaporates.
What a fun technique!! You can find great directions on SCS in the resources section.
Have a great day! I'll be staying inside all toasty and warm:-)
SU Supplies:
Stamps: Heard from the Heart, Winter Post
Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Glossy White
Ink: Craft White, Re inkers - Night of Navy and Brocade Blue
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy
Non-SU: Rubbing Alcohol

Glittered Glass Ornament

Here's ornament #2 for my snowman tree. I can't decide if I like the snow-filled ornament from yesterday's post or this glittery blue one best.
Years ago, my Mom and I made these ornaments by filling the glass ornaments with paint. In fact, when I was a "Room Mom" at the boys elementary school, the kiddos made them at their holiday party. I remember how long it took for the paint to drip from the ornament!!
This one is made using my Pacific Point re-inker. I LOVE this vibrant blue inside this glass ornament. I haven't used this color in any stamping projects yet...I think the wrapper is still on the ink pad!!
This is another easy, yet a little messy project! (My fingers are still blue!) Simply squeeze drops of ink into the top of the ornament and work it around the inside until the inside is totally covered. I turned the ornament upside down and let any remaining ink drip out of the top. Then comes the glitter! Pour some of your dazzling diamonds into the top, shake it around and dump out the excess glitter. Replace the silver ornament topper and you're finished. I added the vinyl white die-cut snowflake to match my other ornaments.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stampin' Up! Supplies: Pacific Point re-inker, Dazzling Diamonds, White Taffeta Ribbon, Sizzix Snowflake die
Other Supplies: Glass Ornament, White Vinyl, Swirly Ornament Holder

Glass Ornament

I was so excited to post these little ornaments!! I made them for a shoebox swap a few weeks ago and they were so incredibly easy.
I bought the glass ornaments, powder snow, white vinyl and swirly wire ornament hangers at Hobby Lobby. The Taffeta Ribbon and the Sizzix snowflake die cuts were from Stampin' Up!
The Snowflake was cut with my Big Shot and the white vinyl cuts beautifully! I filled the clear glass ornament with some of the powdery snow, tied a few ribbons to the top and it was finished. I have always had a Snowman themed tree decorated for Christmas so these were just the perfect addition!!
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Christmas Magnets

Good Evening and Happy December! (originally posted December 2008)
A super quick and easy project tonight!
I made these magnets about a month ago for a workshop. Then I promptly misplaced them, tin and all! They finally resurfaced yesterday when I was cleaning:-)
These little magnets are made using various stamp sets, card stock and punches. I purchased some magnet strip at a local craft store and cut pieces to fit the back of the punched shapes.
So Quick and Easy!
Thanks for stopping by!
Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Stamps: Merry and Bright, Spotlight on Christmas, Deer Friends
Assorted Card Stock & Ink
Punches: Scallop circle, 1 3/8 & 1 1/4" Circle, Scallop Square, 3/4" Square

Smore's Gift Set

Good Afternoon! (originally posted December 2008)
Here's a picture of a class that my upline and I held in September. It was copied from an adorable project featured on stage at the 2008 Stampin' Up! convention in Salt Lake City.
We altered the original design a bit but I just love the final result!
Everyone decorated their Smore's box (a QuikTrip cup holder!!) with some patterned paper and card stock. Then we stamped on cello bags to hold the marshmallows, made a simple tag for the package of graham crackers and tied a strip of ribbon around the Hershey bars. Voila...all you need for Smore's in one cute package.
We then made a set of 4 cards with matching envelopes to add to the set.
These neat drink holders from QuikTrip (QT) have spots for 4 cups so there is a place for:
Three Hershey bars
Marshmallows in a cello bag
One sleeve of graham crackers
Four cards and coordinating envelopes

Thanks for stopping by!
Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Stamps: Under the Stars, Various greetings
Paper: Riding Hood Red DSP, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, More Mustard, Watercolor, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip Craft Ink
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, Riding Hood Red Taffeta, Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Punches, Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain, Cello bags, Aquapainter
Non SU!: QT drink holder, food items, Chipboard letters cut from sizzix dies (serif alpha)

Peace and Joy Frames

I bought this "Peace & Joy & Love & Cheer" Big Shot die right away with the intention of making some framed art. I'm totally smitten with this die!! I purchased frames in all shapes and sizes but these long frames are definitely my favorite.

Frame 1: I really like the white text on red card stock. You may not be able to see the wheeled background on the red's done with the Jumbo So Swirly wheel and a red ink cartridge. I saw THIS beautiful card by alystamps on Splitcoaststampers and loved the hanging ornaments so I included them on the red frame. The ornaments are embossed with white Embossing Powder and then popped up with a stampin' dimensional.
Frame 2: Then I found THIS gorgeous frame by JanTink (Jan Tinklenberg) on her awesome blog and I knew I was hooked. Her frame is more embellished and absolutely beautiful!! I loved the little white dots on her letters so I just had to add those little doodles.
I just may have to stock up on some more of these frames and make some early Christmas gifts!

Thanks for stopping by!
Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Stamps: So Swirly Jumbo Wheel, Ornaments: Boho Backgrounds, Big Flowers, Best Wishes & More
Paper: Ski Slope DSP, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Baha Breeze, Kiwi Kss, Whisper White
Accessories: White EP, Silver Cord, Snowflake and Peace & Love Big Shot Dies, Little Felt Flurries, White Gel Pen, Chocolate Chip Marker, 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8 Circle punch, Scallop Edge Punch, (Non SU -1 1/2" circle punch)

M&M Santa

Good Evening!
Here's another chocolate treat:-) I'm using the small snack-size M&M packs again for this project. These little treat holders can be made so simply and can easily be adapted for any holiday or any occasion. (See the M&M Monsters from an earlier post!)
These folded treats begin as a 3x11 strip of paper - four per 12x12 sheet of card stock. They are scored at 4", 6" and 10". The M&M package is stapled inside the top fold and the ribbon knot hides the staple.
A Scalloped Circle Punch with Santa in the center is just perfect! Actually, all of the circular stamps in the "Deer Friends" stamp set will work beautifully.
Enjoy your evening!
Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Stamps: Deer Friends
Card Stock: Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: Punches - Scallop Circle, 1 3/8" & 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Paper Piercer, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon

Sparkly Trees

Greetings! (originally posted December 2008)
I can't believe that I waited until earlier this year to finally order the stamp set "Lovely as a Tree". It will definitely become one of my all time favorites!
Both of these cards use just two ink colors: Handsome Hunter for the trees and Baja Breeze for the sponged sky. Add a little sparkle with some dazzling diamonds glitter and these cards are complete!!
Upper Card: I've seen such beautiful card samples with this large tree over the years and the masking technique is just perfect for this set.
Lower Card: The lower card uses the stamp with the beautiful row of trees. I stamped once in the center of the card and then added a few more trees after I "stamped off" some of the ink. Simple and Elegant!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Many Merry Messages, Holiday Collection (country living promo)
Card Stock: Handsome Hunter, Naturals White (upper), Whisper White (lower)
Ink: Handsome Hunter, Baha Breeze
Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Hershey Bar Santas

These have been my favorite treats at the craft shows. I chose to add some quotes at the top of the bar, but they are just as cute without them. The quotes are then punched out with an oval punch and adhered to the Hershey bars.
I make all of my candy bar wrappers from a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2" square piece of card stock. You can get 4 wrappers out of a single piece of 12x12 card stock. Simply score these squares at 1 1/2, 1 3/4, 4 and 4 1/4". Scoring them makes them fit nicely around the candy bar and gives a clean edge.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stampin' Up! Card stock: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Brushed Silver
Accessories: Quickutz double square die-cut for belt buckle, pre-printed quotes, oval punch.

Santa Tootsie Roll Treats

Greetings! (originally posted December 2008)
Here's another sample of Frappuccino bottles for the upcoming craft shows! I save up these cute little Starbucks bottles all year long so that I have plenty available when Christmas time rolls around. They are just the perfect size for Tootsie Rolls, Hershey Kisses, etc. and they are so easy to decorate.
I've tried out several different buckles, you'll see two different versions pictured here. The smaller buckle on the left is one of those little "button" punches with slots to thread the belt through and the two buckles on the left are using a Quickutz die. The Santa circle in the middle of the picture is just one of the lids so you could see the top of the bottle too!
Have a great weekend!
Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Stamps: Deer Friends (Hostess)
Card stock: Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black and Brushed Silver
Accessories: 5/8" Red Grosgrain
Non SU! Supplies: Quickutz square die, EK Buckle punch, Frap bottles, Tootsie Rolls!

Christmas Tootsie Roll Treats

Good Morning! (originally posted December 2008)
I just love when Christmas time comes around!!
I'm participating in some "Holiday Marts" at nearby elementary schools over the next few weekends. The schools invite various vendors to participate and offer their products/services. It's a great day of shopping for the kiddos and their parents!
I'll plan to post of a few of the projects over the next couple of days.
The project today is Christmas Tootsie Roll Treats. These are made out of the Starbucks Frappuccino bottles and filled with tootsie rolls. I used some of my last precious sheets of my retired "Dashing" paper and various stamps, punches and Quickutz die-cuts. I'm totally in my element with chocolate and stamping!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Stamps: Perfect Presentation (retired), Deer Friends (Hostess Set)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red & Old Olive Markers
Paper: Dashing Designer Paper (retired), Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Accessories: 5/8" Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" Circle Punches
Non SU! Supplies
Quickutz Santa Dies- Aren't they the cutest little guys!!!!!
1 1/2" Circle Punch
Frap bottles and Tootsie Rolls

Name Frame

Just wanted to share with you one of my favorite projects...Name Frames.
I've held Name Frame workshops over the past couple of years and they are always a popular class! These frames make such beautiful gifts and we all have so much fun personalizing our frames.
All of the workshop attendees choose their card stock colors ahead of time so that is everything is cut and ready when they arrive for class. Then it's their turn to get creative and complete their personalized projects:-)
My tables are stocked with stamp sets, ink and embellishments. The girls can pick and choose what they would like to use to complete their frames. Some girls choose to stamp words like "family", "dance", "believe", "cherish", etc... instead of actual names. All of the projects are truly individual works of art!
It's also a chance for me to pull out all of those retired sets - I still love the "Letterpress and Headline" alphabet sets (retired) and we always use those for the Name Frame Workshops.
I won't list all of the supplies but I will say that it's a great time to pull out all of those retired stamp sets that are gathering dust in my cupboards!!
Have a great day,

Big On Christmas

Greetings! (originally posted December 2008)
Just a few more pictures from my upcoming Christmas Card workshop! I love the stamp set "Big on Christmas" with the large greetings and sweet images within the words. This is a great set for decorating candy bars, but this time, I'm just sticking with cards!
I've used some designer series paper on these cards. You can get a large amount of cards from just one sheet if you cut the paper just right. These samples use a 4x2" piece of designer paper, so I can get 18 cards from just one sheet.
It might be nice to add a little "SPARKLE" to these cards:-)

Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Stamps: Big On Christmas
Paper: Frosty Day DSP, Kiwi Kiss, Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Black Stazon, Bashful Blue, Kiwi Kiss, Only Orange & Basic Black Marker
Accessories: Aquapainter, Cutter Kit (Distressing tool to rough up the edges of the Happy Holidays card)

Scalloped Tree

Greetings! (originally posted December 2008)
Don't you just love this Snowy Christmas tree!!!!! I LOVE the Stampin' Up! punches, so this design is a real little treasure. It's made with the Scallop Circle and Word Window Punches!!
I found the beautiful scalloped tree and the directions on how to make it HERE! Jen Clendineng ( has a great web site and you'll just have to check out how she used these little trees on an amazing project. What talent!
Making cards with the Top Note die and my Big Shot is such a simple process. I love the results; elegant and simple.
This is another one of the cards we will be making in my Christmas Card Workshop this month. I grabbed all of my Christmas sets out of the cabinets and just stamped all day yesterday! What fun!!

Thanks for Stopping by!!
Stampin' Up! Supplies unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Winter Post, All Holidays
Card stock: Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, White Craft Ink, Versamark
Accessories: Top Note Die, Scallop Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, Marvy Purple Scalloped Oval Punch(Non-SU)

Masked Ornament

Greetings! (originally posted December 2008)
I've been busy at work planning my Christmas Card Workshop. I wanted beautiful, yet simple cards and the card pictured here is my absolute favorite!! The girls will get to choose from lots of different designs and can make as many cards as they need in one afternoon!!
I found this beautiful ornament card by Karen Thomas and was so inspired that I had to try my hand at making one of these masked beauties!
I didn't have the same stamp set but I was determined to use something I had on hand. I'm so pleased with the final outcome. I'll add some glitter later on...everything is just a little better with glitter!!
Thanks for stopping by!
All Supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Priceless, Spotlight on Christmas, All Holidays
CS: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Large Circle mask

Snowman Poop

Snowman Poop is a fun little treat I make every year for the craft shows I participate in during October, November & December. I was so excited to be able to use my Big Shot for the Bag toppers on this year's treat!!
First, I cut all of the bag toppers from Whisper White card stock using the SU! Top Note Die. Then, I dug out my Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder and ran all my bag-toppers through my Big Shot machine to emboss those gorgeous snowflakes. The bag toppers fit the SU! small cello bags perfectly, so it's a quick and easy little treat!
Thanks for stopping by!
SU! Supplies unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Window Dressing (Hostess)
CS: Baha Breeze, Whisper White
Ink: Black Stazon, Baha Breeze, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Small Cello Bags, Aquapainters, Top Note Die
Non-SU: Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing folder, mini marshmallows

Ready, Set, Snow

Snowy Greetings!
After some shopping, I finally found the transparency film (acetate) I was looking for so I could make some cards. I just love this stuff so you may find many more posts in the coming weeks using transparency film!! The White Stazon ink works great on the transparencies!
We don't have any snow on the ground, but the wind is howling outside. It makes me feel like it's time to plan my Christmas cards and get some samples ready for upcoming Christmas classes.
This is a "Sneak Peek" of one of our club projects this month and I can't wait for the girls to give this a try. It's so crisp, clean and wintry!!
Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Stamps: Window Dressing (Hostess Set), Best Wishes and More
Ink: White Stazon, Black, Bashful Blue & Certainly Celery Markers
Card Stock: Bashful Blue & Whisper White
Additional Accessory: Write-On Transparency Film ~ I found this at Staples!!

Christmas Nugget Tins

What could be better than stamping and chocolate? I love the Holiday Treasures Designer Paper especially since Chocolate Chip is a color used in this set of papers. Just wrap a dozen Hershey nuggets (using a small piece of DSP measuring 1"x3"). Finish up with a fun belly band and ribbon around the entire box.
The "Merry Christmas" stamped tag is attached to the ribbon using the new silver cord, but that doesn't show in this photo!
Thanks for poppin' in!
All Stampin' Up! supplies:
Stamps: Curly Label Punch Bundle
Paper: Chocolate Chip CS, Holiday Treasures DSP, Riding Hood Red DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Curly Label Punch Bundle, 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain, Silver elastic cord, Hershey nuggets and hinged clear top tin.

Bag of Tags

I wanted to make some quick and easy Christmas gift tags...and this project certainly fits the bill. There are a dozen tags inside this cello bag. I'll use these little "tag bags" for hostess gifts during the month of November.
All Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Stamps: Spotlight on Christmas, Punches Three (Hostess), Holiday Happenings Bundle (Hostess)
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
CS: Real Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, White
Accessories: Large & Small Tag Punch, Scallop Square Punch, Top Note Die-cut, Medium Cello Bag, Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Silver Elastic Cord, 1/8" Circle Punch

Pumpkin Poop

Here is my 2008 version of Pumpkin Poop along with a beautiful wooden pumpkin painted years ago by my Mom. Isn't she talented!! I used the Top Note die with my Big Shot for the bag topper...that's a quick and easy treat.
Stampin' Up! Supplies:
CS: Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Basic Black
Stamps: Halloween Frights
Ink: Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Top Note Die, Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain, 1" and 3/4" circle punches, small cello bags

Baskets of Eyeballs

Another quick post to show these baskets made with my Big Shot. I used my Baskets and Blooms die and cut two of the baskets from designer paper. The third basket is cut from Basic Black card stock and then embossed with silver embossing powder. No basket would be complete without chocolate, so I added the wrapped chocolate eyeballs. The eyes kind of look like they are peering right up out of the basket! Creepy...but cute!!
Paper: Ghostly Greetings Designer Paper, Basic Black CS
Stamp set: Tasty Sweet
Accessories: Baskets & Blooms XL Die-cut, Assorted Ribbon, Chocolates!!

Mummy Candy Bars

Here's a versatile little design. I've used these Mummies on candy bars, Scrapbook Pages, Frappuccino bottles and other assorted Halloween treats.
The Candy Wrapper is cut to 5 1/2" x 5 1/2".
Score this square along one side at 1 1/2", 1 3/4", 4" and 4 1/4". Wrap the Hershey bar with this wrapper.
Tear and ink up a few long strips of Vanilla CS. Adhere these strips randomly on the vanilla wrapper, trimming the ends as you add strips so they are flush with the sides of the candy bar. Punch some eyes, add a mouth...and Voila...
Mummies in minutes!
All Supplies Stampin' Up! unless noted
Card stock: (SU) Basic Black, Whisper White, Very Vanilla (these are made using some leftover Bazzill card stock from recent scrapbook pages!)
Ink: Close to Cocoa
Accessories: White Gel Pen, Black Marker, 1/2" & 1/4" circle punches

M&M Monsters

These sweet little treats are just the right size to hold the small individual bags of M&M's or Skittles.
The "mouth" is punched using a 1 3/8" circle punch to show the candies hiding inside. A single staple seals the treats and a ribbon can be attached at the same time using the same staple. Super Quick and Easy!!
All Supplies Stampin' Up!
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Ghostly Greetings Designer Paper
Dimensions: Black CS measures 3x11, then scored at 4, 6 and 10; designer paper is 2 3/4 x 3"
Accessories: White Gel Pen, Assorted Ribbons, Circle Punches - 1 3/8", 1" and 1/2", Stapler
Happy Halloween!!

Frankenstein Treats

Good Morning!
Here's a sample of the Frankenstein treats we've made during clubs, classes and workshops. The box with the wire handle can hold lots of Halloween treats and the candy bar wrapper fits the normal 1.55 ounce Hershey bar. Frankenstein's hair is made using a Grass Border die. This long die works perfectly for those of us who don't wat to give Frank a haircut using scissors!!
Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Smarty Pants
Cardstock: Basic Black, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Black Marker, White Gel Pen, 1" and 3/4" circle punches

Scalloped Spider Treats

I absolutely love punch art! I posted these little scalloped spiders on Splitcoaststampers in October of 2008.
The spiders are made using Stampin' Up! punches: Two Scalloped cirle punches for his body, 1/2" and 1/4" circle for his eyes, 1/4" circle for his nose, and the layered Photo Corners punch for his legs. With a peppermint patty sandwiched between the two scallop punches, these little critters can stand up all on their own.
More Halloween projects to come!

My first post at my new blog site

Good Morning and welcome to my new blog at BLOGGER.
I'll spend the next few days moving many of my old posts & pics from my previous blog and then you'll see new projects. (I just can't bear to lose those old entries.)