Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Hello Crafters! Today's share is not my creation, I downloaded it from the projects section of my Stampin' Up! online store. It's a Stampin' Up! creation made with Decor elements. I didn't have a halloween project to share (besides the BOO wall hanging I posted earlier)and wanted to share something related to today. I hope you enjoy it, I love it! Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Hey Crafters! Sorry for the eight day delay in updating my blog, I have been sick. Ugh! I had an intestinal virus since the 21st and I'm still not 100% but I'm sure better than I was last week! Today's share is a card I'm very happy with. I used the French Foilage stampset (#120845) from the Holiday Mini again, LOVE IT! I used Crumb Cake c/s for the card and layered with Very Vanilla c/s and Old Olive dsp from the Brights DSP series paper stack. I then inked a background on a piece of Very Vanilla c/s; the images are inked with Pumpkin Pie and Early Espresso classic inks, then I covered the larger leaf with Crystal Effects to make that image pop! I love the look and hope you enjoy it also. Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Hey Crafters! Today I'm sharing a project with very little stamping...I KNOW! The Deck the Halls dsp (#120810) in the Holiday Mini is gorgeous and cut makes a perfect card layer! The c/s is Always Artichoke and I used the Deck the Halls designer buttons (#121002)and Always Artichoke seam binding (#121000) also from the Holiday Mini. The sentiment is from the Christmas Greetings stampset (#115448) in the Idea Book & Catalog. Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Hello Crafters! Today's fun Autumn project came to me while wiping off my kitchen table. The picture above is of the placemats I have on the table and while wiping them I began to notice the colors; h-mmm, that looks like More Mustard and that looks like Chocolate get the idea. So I used the French Foilage stamp set from the Holiday Mini, More Mustard c/s and classic ink. The leaves are stamped with Cajun Craze, Chocolate Chip and Elegant Eggplant which I then cut out and adhered to the project. What do you think? Was I true to the inspiration or did I go off course? Thanks for visiting.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Hey Crafters. Here's another idea I got from my friend Nancy in Cottonwood, isn't it cute? I used the Scallop Square die to cut Pumpkin Pie c/s. I applied Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the edges then poured Black glitter from the Chunky Essentials glitter set on the glued edges. The letters are retired On Board chipboard letters that I inked black with Basic Black Classic ink. I added a couple of buttons and a glitter brad from the Holiday Mini then adhered to Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon. Thanks for visiting!

Monday, October 11, 2010


Hey Crafters! The project I'm sharing today is a bookmark. How do you like the background? I'm kinda like'n it myself! To get this effect I used More Mustard, Old Olive and Night of Navy classic inks. I rubbed each ink pad on wax paper, sprayed it with a little water and after it beaded up I layed the bookmark on top of the ink and swirled it around a bit then used my Heat Gun to dry it. The stampset is Elements of Style (#118611), the bird is stamped with Chocolate Chip classic ink and the swirly vine image with Chocolate Chip Craft ink, to which I applied Clear Embossing powder as soon as I stamped it then heat embossed it, just to make it pop a bit. Thanks for visiting!

Friday, October 8, 2010


Hello Crafters! I love decorating for the holidays, Autumn/Thanksgiving and Christmas are my favorite. Here is a very simple project for my Thanksgiving decor. I had the candle and candle holder, it usually comes out at Christmas with a red candle and a berry wreath where the ribbon is in this picture. This ribbon is actually retired, it's Chocolate Chip striped grosgrain but if you like it you can order Early Espresso striped grosgrain, it's a little darker and gorgeous! I used the French Foilage (#121166) stampset from the Holiday Mini, I cut the leaves out along with the circle "paris" image. I used the Paper Piercing tool to pierce a hole in all three stamped images and tied them together with Linen Thread then tied it on the striped grosgrain ribbon. Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Hey Crafters! Today's project is an insert for our Simply Adorned 1" x 1 1/4" charm. I used the French Foilage stampset and the Tiny Tags stampset for the small heart. I also added small scraps of paper from the Love Letter dsp. Not a huge project but fun none the less. Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, October 3, 2010


Hi Crafters! This past week-end was our team meeting in Cottonwood. My upline, Jennifer, holds quarterly team meetings and since her team members are spread out over several cities she changes the location each quarter so eventually we each end up in our own city. This is another demonstrator perk, being on a great team and attending team meetings where either Jennifer or her entire team brings projects to share which provide training and inspiration! This time Jennifer brought all of the projects and I will post some of those later; but today I want to share an idea I got from Nancy, the meeting was held at her home in Cottonwood. I went coo-coo crazy over her great craft room and took pictures of all of the projects she had on display.The project I'm posting today is a copy of a treat box Nancy had on display in her craft room. It's October, Halloween is coming so Frankie is just too appropriate! I used the Top Note die and the Fancy Box die with the Big Shot. The Top Note was used for Frankie's face and hair. I used Wild Wasabi c/s and Black of course. The eyelids and "whites of the eyes" were punched with the 1 1/4 punch, the blacks of the eyes with the 1" punch. The nose was punched with the Round Tab punch. In the second picture I just want to show how the Top Note was placed on the front of the Fancy Box to make it a treat box. For the completed project I added another Wild Wasabi Top Note to the back of the Fancy Box with "hair" to make it look like the back of Frankie's head, you can barely make it out in the first picture.