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!