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!