Tuesday, December 29, 2009


I think that's what this technique is called. I made one in a class when I attended Convention in 2007. I wanted to do something a little different for a Valentines card and thought I'd give this a try. The dsp I used is from the Holiday Mini, Christmas Cocoa! Doesn't it look great as Valentine paper? This dsp is still available until January 4th...yes, I bought more!! I also used Real Red c/s and Whisper White. That is what is on the first "step" of the card, I used our new small heart punch and our new I Heart Hearts CLEAR MOUNT stamp set both of which are in the Occasions Mini catalog. Please contact me if you would like an Occasions Mini. Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, December 26, 2009


One of the exciting things happening next month is Sale-a-Bration (SAB)! For every $50 ordered you will receive a FREE stamp set! But the exciting part about this years SAB is that not ONLY are stamp sets available as FREE items...you also have the choice of selecting a paper pack! OR one of our new scallop trim border punch! OR you can select ANY stamp set in the current Idea Book and Catalog up to $15.95 value! BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE! Stampin' Up! is also introducing CLEAR MOUNT rubber stamps this year!!! The stamps are made with our same quality rubber stamps and foam BUT are stored in thin cases and are then placed on clear blocks when you are ready to use them. I FINALLY tried my set today and was surprised at how easy it was and I actually rather liked it! I definetly see myself buying more of these! Talk about minimal storage needed! WOW! But fear not, if you prefer wood mount stamps, they are NOT going away, but rather you have an OPTION of either!! How cool is that? So this card is made with one of the sets from SAB and I used the clear mount as I indicated. Please contact me if you would like to receive a SAB mini catalog. Below is the stamp case! Can you believe how thin it is? Please contact me if you want to know more about Sale-a-Bration! Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, December 24, 2009


Hello and Merry Christmas Eve! This card came about quite by accident! As I was talking on the phone sitting at my stamp table one evening, I suddenly realized I was tearing some scraps of Merry Moments dsp; you know how you do while chit chatting...doodling and such. After I hung up I surveyed the scraps and starting moving them around then came up with this card idea. It's not an original design, I mean if you have the Top Note die you have probably made this quilted look design. But I am really happy with this concept, the torn edges and then "inking" the edges just gave this a little sump'n - sump'n, didn't it? Thanks for visiting!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


So this morning my daughter comes over while I'm sitting on the couch enjoying my first cup of coffee...Mom! I need a gift bag, quick!! She was on her way to work. I quickly thought, well, I have some white bags I'll stamp some snowflakes on one. I stood to go to my stamp room and took a sip of coffee...I looked at my new mug; a gift from Michelle at work...THAT'S IT!!! And this gift bag was born! Very simple; Real Red and Basic Black c/s and Glossy White c/s. I used Iridescent Ice on the "belt" then inked the hodgepodge hardware "belt buckle" with gold ink. Easy Peasy! Thanks for visiting!

Friday, December 18, 2009


I thought I'd share one of the Christmas cards I sent out this year. I usually end up sending out multiple designs due to creating for classes and just because I'm always trying different layouts. Besides Real Red c/s I also used our Christmas Cocoa dsp from the Holiday mini (good thorough 01/04/2010). I used the Big Shot and Top Notz to die cut some Real Red c/s then I embossed it with our Petals a Plenty textured/embossing folder (also from the Holiday mini). I cut it in half and only used half of it at the top of the card, thereby giving me the opportunity to create 2 cards with the 1 Top Notz! Then I embossed a scrap of Whisper White c/s with the Petals a Plenty folder and punched out 2 butterflies with our butterfly punch! I used a Real Red marker to color the dots in the center of the flowers then added a pearl from our Pretties Kit to finish the look. Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


I created this for my 9 year old grand daughter, Jaelyn. She is forever losing her barrettes and I just KNOW this will solve her problem...for about a week!! LOL! Unfortunately the dsp is retired; I thought I was using Tea Party but it turned out to be something else! Sorry but the ribbon is also retired! It's from our last catalog; Pink Piroutte, it was the perfect size to hold the barrettes though and PINK, I mean what girl doesn't like pink?? I covered onboard long board with the dsp before cutting it with my Big Shot and the Scallop Circle #2 die. Did a little decorating and it was ready to be gifted. Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, December 13, 2009


So you saw in my previous post I used red "jingle bells" on my frame...I wanted to make a card for a friend in California using the treat cups so came up with this idea. It is so cool to hear the bells "jingling" in the envelope!! I bet when she receives it she will wonder what the HECK her friend is sending her!! LOL! I used Real Red c/s and Merry Moments dsp. The ribbon is from the Holiday Mini, it's called Sleigh Bells. I used mini jingle bells inside the treat cup, just 3. Thanks for visiting.

Friday, December 11, 2009


I bought several of these frames, as you can see from a couple of previous postings where I used them. They were cost effective and are perfect for converting to cute gift ideas. I used our Christmas Cocoa dsp from the Holiday Mini for the background then used Whisper White c/s and the Big Shot Top Notz die to create a layer on top of the dsp. I closed the frame and added the Jingle All The Way decor element on the frame glass. I then added some ribbon from our Holiday Mini and had a couple of red bells laying around...I mean I HAD to use them!! Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Today I received my new Circle Scissor Plus cutter I ordered from Stampin' Up and I just had to test it out. I love this cutter! It is so easy to use, I was quite surprised by that. Hint, if you use a small piece of paper to cut use a little adhesive to adhere to your glass cutting mat, then cut away! You can cut or draw circles...on this card I punched the sentiment out with our 1 3/4 punch and then used the Circle Plus to cut the piece of Real Red c/s to add accent to the sentiment. The card base is Soft Suede and the dsp is Christmas Cocoa from our Holiday Mini; gorgeous paper as I posted previously! The snowflake images at the bottom of the dsp are flocked!Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, December 6, 2009


I wanted to create a Christmas card using our in-color Soft Suede today and this is the card I came up with. I used our Lovely as a Tree stamp set and white embossing powder to emboss on Soft Suede c/s; I also used our Christmas Cocoa dsp from the Holiday Mini, if you haven't ordered this yet, you MUST, it is BEAUTIFUL! I then topped it off with our Soft Suede polka-dot ribbon. Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, December 3, 2009


I bought these Treat Cups (Holiday Mini #116802) a couple of weeks ago but could not come up with an idea to use them. Today I was preparing for a Home Boutique show I'm participating in tomorrow and WHAM, I got an idea and designed this card. Confession time...I had to throw away the first Treat Cup I used! When I added the "snow" some of it got on the sticky strip around the cup meaning it couldn't adhere AND snow fell out!! NOTE TO SELF, fill the inside of the cup BEFORE removing sticky strip covering!! LOL! The c/s is Sahara Sand, the dsp is Holiday Lounge. The stamp set is retired...Merry & Bright, I love that set and decided to use it for this. Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


I want to share a project I CASED from Kristin Fuller. Her frame held 8 to 10 cards but I thought I'd start with this small version before jumping full into a huge frame! My plan is to use this as a display and place on my table when I participate in craft fairs so the size is wonderful. But I can also cart it to parties! I will change the cards out by holiday and season...wouldn't that be fun?! All of these cards were made with our Simply Srappin Christmas Jingle but I can't wait to change the cards out with Valentines ones and then cards made using SAB product! This won't be the last time you see this frame!! Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, November 29, 2009


This project idea came from Lisa at SULateNight Stampers; THANKS LISA! This plaque is a great gift idea; change it from a Christmas theme to birthday, etc. You can include the ribbon to allow it to be hung or create without the ribbon and display it on a small dish holder/stand. The base is one small On Board Book Basics, I used the Cocoa Speciality dsp from our Holiday Mini. The ribbon is our 3/4" Real Red Grossgrain polka dot. I embossed the strip of Real Red c/s with the Petals a Plenty textured folder also found in the Holiday Mini.

NOVEMBER 30TH I am giving a free gift of 8 1/2 x 11 c/s when you place a $50 order on my Stampin Up website! Order supplies to make your Christmas cards this year OR the plaque above! AND receive one package of your favorite cardstock FREE as a gift from me! Thanks for visiting!

Friday, November 20, 2009


I loved this project. It took a little while but it was MUCH MUCH fun. I got the idea and instructions from Connie Stewart from the Yahoo Group StampinUpLNStampers. Is it not the cutest? I used our On Board Book Basics (small) for the top of the message center, I sponged it with Dusty Durango. I then used the Big Shot to cut 6 Top Notz. The one I used on the top layer is with our Melon Mambo, I then used our Razzleberry Lemonade dsp to cut the other Top Notz. I cut a 1/4 piece off of one and layered it on the Melon Mambo for the top layer. I then used our Dusty Durango polka dot ribbon to attach the other pieces. The second and third layer used 2 top notz each; one as the top layer, then after adhering the ribbon I adhered the other top notz to hide the ribbon and complete the look.

I printed the calendars off the computer then cut them. I adhered a small cello bag to a piece of Dusty Durango cardstock and placed all 12 months in the envelopes. I found those great matching post-it notes at a local craft store. Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


I discovered this project last year on another site; ChickenScratch I believe. I love post-it note holders! They are a great gift idea for co-workers and teachers! I had to change the dimensions of this holder as the post-it notes are larger than the regular ones normally found on a desk. I found these post-its at a discount store and HAD to buy these Christmas themed ones JUST FOR these holders!! I used Sahara Sand cardstock and Holiday Lounge dsp on the holder above. I'm also including a picture of the post-it notes I used with each holder. I made the holder below with more traditional colors, Read Red cardsock and Merry Moments dsp. The sentiment on both is from Teeny Tiny wishes which I punched with the Word Window punch then the Modern Label punch. thanks for visiting!

Saturday, November 14, 2009


This was a fun project and cost effective! I found these frames at a discount store, applied some dsp and viola! A cute gift! The butterfly frame is actually a take on a frame in our 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalog; however, I changed it up a tad with a different stamp set and dsp. I used the Razzleberry Lemondade dsp and the Great Friend stamp set. I used the Big Shot and the Lots of Tags die to cut the layers under the butterflies. Not sure if you can see it clearly but I also added a rub-on from the Autumn Harvest set. I'm satisfied with the final result! Then I thought...why not a Christmas frame? So I used the Holiday Lounge dsp and our new ornament punch...then used the Big Shot again but with our Joyful die this time for an added element. Add a little ribbon...well you get the picture...ok, NOT funny! LOL! (sorry for the glare on the photo) THANKS FOR VISITING!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


I put off buying these blocks for a while and now for the life of me I don't know why! The blocks are great and can be used for every season; imagine them with our Autumn Meadows dsp (Holiday Mini) and chipboard letters spelling out FALL...great, right? They can also be used as BABY GIFTS! Imagine them with our Pawsitively Prints dsp (Holiday Mini) and maybe some chipboard letters or alpha cut with the Big Shot to spell out BABY or the baby's name, etc. I have ordered SEVERAL SETS to have on hand!!! I can't wait to used them in class this month. Here's a picture of my design loosly based on what is in our Holiday Mini. I covered the blocks with Whisper White cardstock then decorated the front with Real Red, Chocolate Chip or Old Olive cardstock and Christmas Cocoa dsp (Holiday Mini); I also added a little embellishment. The letters are from our Holiday Mix Decor Elements in the Holiday Mini. Thanks for visiting!

Monday, November 9, 2009


Today I had much fun in my stamp room working on projects that other demonstrators have demonstrated! The card I'm posting here is taken from our SUp! demonstrator website. Before I move on let me tell you how awesome our demonstrator site is! SUp! has tutorials, webinars, business tools...I mean everything you need to succeed in this business! So this card is from a video tutorial they posted a week or two ago. I punched our medium window sheets with the Ornament punch from our Holiday Mini and used it as a stencil. Then I used a sponge dauber to apply ink...I love this look! I used Sahara Sand cardstock; I used three different ink for the ornaments; Rose Red, Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry...I also used Gold ink to add a little bling to the center ornament; I used Soft Suede for the ornament top, the sentiment and the "string" on the ornaments. By the way, that "string" is from the Tree Trimmings stamp set and the sentiment is from the Christmas Greetings stamp set. Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, November 7, 2009


I made this same treat bag during halloween, with appropriate paper of course. These are just too easy to do and cost effective! They are great to put treats in for co-workers, teachers, etc. I bought small bags, 4x6 I believe at a local craft store; I cut about 2 inches off the top. I used our Merry Moments dsp to cover the front of the bag and Choclate Chip and Real Red as a topper. I used our Eyelet Border punch to give the topper some "punch". I also added a small piece of velcro so the topper would stay closed; then I added ribbon. The green ribbon is from the Holiday Mini, Misletoe Ribbon; I also used Chocolate Chip ribbon. Then I used the Oval All stamp set and the Oval Punch. You can't tell but the little bag is plain white. Thanks for visiting!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009


FIRST AND FOREMOST, my team won their FIRST GAME TODAY...yes, it's been an UGLY season for my Tennessee Titans but you know I still love them to death!! On to my project...I bought this shadow box a month ago on sale and it sat in my craft room just WAITING for the perfect project...and I believe I found it! I used dsp from our Christmas Cocoa Speciality in the holiday mini and the Holiday Mix decor elements also from the mini. I am crazy for those Holiday Mix decor elements and will post more of the projects I am creating with those. I used the dsp as background for the box and applied the decor elements to the glass, after cleaning the glass and drying it thoroughly. I had some mini ornaments and dropped them in to add a little sump'n sump'n, I am very happy with the outcome. Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


I am getting some MILEAGE out of that "forgotten" stamp set! Here is another card using the snowflake and sentiment from the set; I used Soft Suede c/s and the Christmas Cocoa dsp from the Holiday Mini. I embossed the snowflakes with our white embossing powder directly on the dsp. Please e-mail me if you would like a copy of this mini catalog. Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, October 25, 2009


I thought I'd share a few Christmas projects for a little bit. I've made quite a few cards, some you'll never see! LOL! That ever happen to you, you have a great idea in your head and it sketches out cute but then you put it together....TRASH TIME! But some I liked and will post here. Remember that "forgotten" stamp set I posted about earlier? Well, I used it again here! Best Wishes and More is what it's called. I also used Bashful Blue, Whisper White and Night of Navy c/s. I used VersaMark to stamp the snowflake on the Night of Navy and I used our white and silver embossing powders to emboss the snowflakes on the Whisper White and Bashful Blue. The sentiment is also from the same stamp set. Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, October 22, 2009


I have had this stamp set on my Wish List for 2 years! LUCKY me it wasn't retired and is in the current catalog...I HAD to have it! This is a great stamp set for fall, Christmas...even a camping card or scrapbook page! It's item #115026. I used Always Artichoke and More Mustard c/s and Autumn Traditions dsp. The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny wishes stamp set. If you have not seen this you should really check it out! There are 24 stamps, a sentiment for every occasion! Not to mention it works beautifully with the Word Window punch which works beautifully with the Modern Label punch; of which I used both! Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, October 17, 2009


Today I was looking around my stamp room for a stamp set to use to create a card; I wanted to create another fall (surprised? lol!) card and was looking for a different stamp set to use. That's when I found it, a stamp set I bought last year for a special scrapbook project; Best Wishes & More. How could I forget I have this? It's a great all season stamp set, and it's in the current catalog (#111602) too! I made the following card using it and Chocolate Chip c/s and Autumn Meadows dsp. It's a simple card but I was happy with the results, I hope you enjoy it also. Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


It has finally cooled down to the high 80's here but the news announced tonight that we'll be back in the triple digits later this week!! It's hard to believe it's the middle of October! I'll probably be posting a lot of fall cards to commemorate the season because we're sure not seeing it! Here's another call I created for fall; we'll be creating this one and the one from the previous post in my October class. I used Autumn Days stamp set again (LOVE IT) and our Oval All stamp set for the sentiment, plus black and creamy caramel c/s, and our black striped 1 1/4 grossgrain ribbon. The 2nd picture is of the inside of the card. Don't you love making your own background paper? Card stock, ink and stamps and you can specifically design your background for your project! Leave me a comment to say hello if you like. Thanks for visiting!

Friday, October 9, 2009


Here's another autumn inspired card. I used Autumn Meadows dsp from our Holiday Mini, Tempting Turqouise-Chocolate Chip-Very Vanilla c/s, Top Notz die for the Big Shot, Modern Label punch, and Autumn Days and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets. Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


This past week-end my friend, Linda, went to a conference where she saw a demonstration of this pumpkin...she came home and made one then sent me a picture, THEN of COURSE I had to make this TOO CUTE fall decoration! Simple, easy, CUTE...is there anything better than that??? I used the #2 Scallop Circle die and the #2 Leaves die, both with the Big Shot of course. Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, October 1, 2009


I love fall...I KNOW; I live in Southwest Arizona so HOW can that be?! You're right, no falling leaves, no chill in the air...doesn't matter! The majority of my life was spent in California where we HAD fall and I loved it then and still do! I love the colors associated with fall; the oranges, yellows, etc. Arizona is home now and while we don't exactly get a chill in the air here in good ol' Buckeye, it does cool down to the high 70's!! Quite a difference from the HIGH 112's!! I do love living here and while there are no fall colors when I look out my windows I CAN put those colors in my fall projects! So here's a card I designed using Always Artichoke, More Mustard and Close to Cocoa c/s; the leaf was die cut with our Leaves #2 die and the Big Shot - I adhered a piece of the Autumn Traditions dsp to chipboard before cutting. I also used the Autumn Days stamp set. The stitiching below the ribbon is "faux" stitching! My first time using that on a project; so simple but a way to add just a little "sump'n-sump'n"! Thanks for visiting!

Monday, September 28, 2009


Here is a fun treat box made with the Fancy Box die and the Big Shot. I made this with our halloween paper but this box is awesome as a wedding favor or shower treat box! I used the large oval punch to punch the face of the box then adhered a window sheet for a little "peek-a-boo" effect. Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, September 24, 2009


A regular size Hershey bar fits inside this halloween treat box. This may look hard but it's actually pretty simple to cut, score, and put this box together. I used Perfect Plum c/s, Cast a Spell dsp and Scary Skeleton stamp set (both in 2009/2010 catalog); I embossed the skeleton with black embossing powder to make it pop. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for visiting.

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Here is a fun card for the halloween season. The card base is Kraft and I layered Whisper White on Crushed Curry. The sentiment is stamped with black Staze-On and is one of the stampsets from our Level 1 hostess sets, Holiday Best. I layered it on Kraft and Pumpkin Pie. The ribbon is Crushed Curry polka dot...LOVE IT! Then I used our Fall Harvest wheel to add to the pumpkin in the sentiment stamp. Thanks for visiting!

Friday, September 18, 2009


Hi! The pumpkin on this card was made with three punched ovals from the Wide Oval Punch (#112082), I then sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip ink. I used Whisper White and layered Basic Black under a layer of Whisper White. The sentiment stamp is from a Level 1 Hostess gift, Holiday Best. Host a party to receive your own stamp set! Just contact me at jamnscrappin@gmail.com. As you can see I used the striped ribbon again but this time in Old Olive! Thanks for visiting.

Sunday, September 13, 2009


A quick halloween card. I just love the tone-on-tone circles on the Pumpkin Pie cardstock, don't you? It's an EASY, cost effective way to change up the look of your cardstock and add some dimension. What do you think of that new wide striped ribbon? I love it and you will too once you try it. It ties like a dream! Thanks for visiting!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Halloween Treat Bag

Wanted to post this cute gift bag. Its made with a small orange paper bag and our Cast-a-Spell DSP. Simple and easy...want the project? Purchase $5 or more on my Stampin' Up! website and you'll receive all you need for one treat bag FREE! Thanks for visiting!