Monday, December 31, 2012

Flower Rainbow

New Stampin' Up Secret Garden stamp set and matching framelits. Crumb Cake and Whisper White cardstocks, Inks: Real Red, Daffodil, Celery, Bashful Blue, Eggplant, Olive with matching buttons. Happiest Birthday Wishes for sentiment. Card is inspired by a scrapbook page in an old Stampin' Success demonstrator magazine.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Tea Holder card

The new Stampin' Up Tea For Two designer paper was the inspiration for my project today. A very easy tea bag holder card in Coral that measures 3 1/4" x 9 3/4" and scored at 3 1/4" and 6 1/2". Cut a diagonal piece off of the last panel to display tea bag. (By eye is a fine measurement for this). Secret Garden stamp set and matching framelits dies were used for flower embellishment on front. Sentiment is from Field Flowers.

Friday, December 28, 2012


I love the new Honeycomb embossing folder from the upcoming SU mini catalog. I embossed a few extra pieces of the Tea For Two paper and cut out the little octagons to fit inside the design to give it a quilt like appearance. The sentiment is from Happiest Birthday Wishes inked in various matching ink markers.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

On to Valentines!

Stampin' Up supplies: Affection Collection for sentiment, Hearts a Flutter bundle, More Amore paper, Primrose Petals cardstock, with Etruscan Elegance jumbo wheel in matching ink, Newsprint designer paper background. Mojo Monday 273 sketch.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Secret Garden

Merry Christmas everyone!! Hope you are all having a wonderful day. Everyone here is off playing with their new electronics and my turkey is cooking away in the oven so I had a few extra minutes to play also.

This is the new Secret Garden set stamped in Real Red, Daffodil, and Pumpkin on Whisper White and then shaded with Celery chalk pastels and sponged with Olive. I white embossed the music wheel over whole panel. The sentiment is also new and is from the Sale-a-bration catalog (Vintage Verses). Card base is Daffodil (matching taffeta ribbon) with some Old Olive for matting.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Top Note Reindeer

Stampin' Up supplies to make this project were: Close To Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Basic Black cardstocks and red Glitter specialty paper. The antlers are a swirl Sizzlits, the ears were from the Autumn leaves Bigz die in the last mini catalog, the eyes were various circle punches of 3/4", 1", and 1 1/4". Top Note Bigz die for head. The gummy reindeer noses I found in the holiday candy section at our local supermarket.

Gift Tag Holder

I love all things gingerbread around the holidays so I really couldn't resist picking up this wood box in the dollar section at Michael's. I want to go back and see if they have more and make these for gifts next year, filled with tags. I painted it in pale petal pink and toffee acrylic paints and added Liquid Applique, heated up to make it puffy. Embellished with mini buttons and Stampin' Up Real Red 1/8" taffeta ribbon.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Quick Gift Tags

I needed some more gift tags in a hurry so did these assembly line style using Stylin' Snowfolk, Whisper White and Riding Hood Red cardstocks. Added highlights using Stickles and red glitter.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Miss Merry Mouse

I hope you are all enjoying the Christmas season's festivities! I will have some new Stampin' Up projects to share with you within the next couple of days, I do hope! It's always hard to get the preview stuff in December and not have the time to work with it like I would love to. It's so tempting to bag all of the other chores I have to do and stamp the day away :)

I wanted to share another of my trees with you today. This one makes me grin every time I see it. I have it in my main bathroom. The ornaments are retired ones from Enesco from the Miss Merry Mouse series. The little details on them are really incredible and so very creative. I was so sad when Enesco stopped making ornaments, they were all so wonderful.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Hearts a Flutter

New Stampin' Up: Hearts a Flutter bundle with More Amore paper, Primrose Petals, Cherry Cobbler, Naturals White and Whisper White cardstocks, Real Red 1/8" taffeta ribbon. Mojo Monday 272 sketch.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Teacher Treats

Hershey chocolate nugget candies wrapped in SU Christmas paper (retired), cut at 1" x 3 1/4" for each one. Used Top Note die for topper with Perfect Punches sentiment with Real Red 1/8" taffeta ribbon. Cellophane wrappers are the A2 card size.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Tea For Two

New Stampin' Up previews of Two For Tea designer paper, Vintage Verses stamp set and the most beautiful SU embellishment ever made: Vanilla flower trim. I LOVE this stuff.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Christmas Deer Tag

Stampin' Up supplies of Christmas Deer, Christmas Lodge tree, and Greetings of the Season stamp sets, Whisper White, Espresso and Real Red cardstocks, Real Red 1/8" taffeta ribbon. White glitter cardstock is non SU.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Cross stitch stocking

I love cross stitch and wanted to share this completed project with you today. I have a love of elves and gnomes and was always a huge fan of Tolkien's novels so this design was definitely up my alley. Hope you are all enjoying your holiday preparations and making time for some fun crafts! I am back on Weight Watchers so will be doing more crafting and less baking this year :)

Hearts a Flutter

New SU in the house! This is the Hearts a Flutter bundle- framelits and coordinating stamp set (primarily for banners). The paper is More Amore and the ribbon is Pink Pirouette. There is another ribbon in the catalog that is like this but a two tone shade combo of Basic Gray and Black.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas Lodge Tree

Christmas Lodge was embossed with Iridescent Ice powder and shaded with pastel chalks. Whisper White and Brushed Gold cardstocks, gold beads and white organdy ribbon (non SU) to embellish.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Got the blues...

All supplies are Stampin' Up. The paper is from the upcoming spring 2013 SU mini and is called More Amore. It is mostly for Valentine's Day but this blue would work with anything. I paired it with Pool Party and Baja Breeze, sentiment is in Night of Navy. The stamp set is Christmas Lodge (my new obsession) inked in Baja and accented with Dazzling Diamonds. The layout is an older one I pinned from May Sketchbook Saturday challenge. Pool Party seam binding ribbon to embellish.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Artisan Embellishments kit

**Sneak Peek** Spring mini Stampin' Up 2013

Here are a few of the pieces from the Artisan Embellishments Kit: Doily (also sold separately) rose and ticket, More Amore specialty designer paper, Designer Builder Brads, and Honeycomb textured impressions embossing folder. Crumb Cake cardstock.

Stampin' Up 2013

I got a nice little array of items for the sneak peeks of the Stampin' Up Spring Mini available January 3 and some Sale-a-bration sets too that I will be sharing here.

This card uses the new Tea For Two designer paper which is VERY pretty, the embossing stitches folder which comes in a set of two- the other is a pretty scallop edge. The sentiment is from the SAB set Bloomin' Marvelous. The flower is from Stippled Blossoms which is in the main catalog (but new to me). I used my SU punch for the middle strip in Very Vanilla. I couldn't find it in the catalog, so maybe it's retired? Huh, did not know that. Anyway, they have some pretty new adhesive paper strips that look a bit like this and one other design that is lovely also. Lots of new dies, punches, and embellishments in this catalog that are pretty wonderful.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christmas Lodge Ornament

Supplies are Stampin' Up. I used the plastic container that the SU embellishments come in and cut out a circle from the lid and added an acetate piece to fit inside the lid. Christmas Lodge image was cut to fit the bottom part of the container and glued down. Added Dazzling Diamonds accents and fake snow to inside. To hang, I punched a hole at the top with the Crop-o-dile and added some white ribbon to hang. This looks so awesome on my white tree!

Gingerbread House Ornament

All supplies are Stampin' Up. Scentsational Season and Sweets for the Sweet stamp sets, Creamy Caramel, Real Red, Whisper White, and Garden Green cardstocks, red baker's twine. Holiday Framelits, scallop border and old SU key tag punch for shape cutting. The roof was white powder embossed with the retired All Scallops stamp. The house template was found on the internet sometime in my travels. If I find a pattern that I love and will use a lot, I usually make a template out of if with quilter's plastic sheets to add to my favorites collection. There are loads of cute little templates out there to try, I use Google and Bing images searches to make it easy.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Warm Woolen Mittens

All supplies are Stampin' Up. I know this Ski Slope paper is retired but I love it with the new mittens set and punch. It's so Christmas sweater-y. Also used jingle bells and espresso baker's twine to embellish. Pocket tag slips into front of card, Whisper White base with Soft Suede matting. Sentiment on tag is from It's Snow Time and outer one is from Warmest of Wishes. Wheeled Nicely Knit in both Groovy Guava and Bashful Blue.

Monday, December 3, 2012

You Are Loved

A little something not Christmas related for today! The sketch is from Mojo Monday with Stampin' Up supplies. Fresh Vintage designer paper (retired) with You Are Loved stamp set. Very Vanilla base was embossed with clear using the flower from the set, sentiment stamped very lightly with heart image collage in Pink Pirouette because it looked too plain without it. Cherry Cobbler quilted satin ribbon, half pearls, and Sizzlits butterflies to embellish. Border punch is Martha Stewart.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Silver and Gold

Stampin' Up supplies: Christmas Collage and Bells and Boughs stamp sets embossed in silver and gold on Glossy White cardstock and some Brushed Gold.

The second photo is one of some clear glass heart shaped ornaments (Ben Franklin Crafts) that I decorated with Glitter It glue and various glitters.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Glitter House Ornaments

These little chipboard ornaments were from a kit by Melissa Frances (Impress store). You could make these easily enough with some of the house templates on the internet. Ornaments were painted with acrylic paints, added glitter and mini trees. A hole was cut in the bottom so I can pop a Christmas tree light on the inside of the house, windows are covered with an acetate sheet for a glass look. Can't wait to put these on the tree!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Snowman Gift Tags

I found a stack of these retired Stampin' Up snowman images all colored up and glittered so I completed the half started project after all of these years, turning them into tags. I don't know the name of the set as I don't have it any more. I have boxes and boxes of things waiting to be finished! I used various scraps of designer paper, ribbons, fibers, and embellishments to complete.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Blue Christmas

Mojo Monday sketch for today using some Stampin' Up supplies: Ornaments Keepsakes in OLd Olive, retired holiday designer paper with Pear Pizzazz and Naturals White cardstocks, Olive taffeta ribbon, snowflakes wheel in Bashful Blue accented with Crystal Stickles. Sentiment, silver embroidery thread, and rhinestone are non SU.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Handmade Paper Ornament

Stampin' Up supplies: Glossy White cardstock, silver embossing powder, Bella Toile background stamp, pearl and crystal embellishments retired. Silver embroidery thread and organdy ribbon to finish.

A wonderful step by step tutorial can be found HERE.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Stylin' Snowlady

Stampin' Up supplies: Stylin' Snowfolk and Owl Occasions (greeting) stamp sets, Festival of Prints designer paper pack, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White cardstocks. Punch for flower and sprig is Martha Stewart, Nestabilities round scallop frame, white fiber trim ribbon and bakers's twine for scarf. Layout is this week's Mojo Monday sketch #268.

Masculine card

For my brother's birthday. I used a Very Vanilla base, lattice squares embossing folder, matting of More Mustard and Taken With Teal, large eyelets and cording are all retired SU. The ship image is an older one from The Angel Company that I really love. Colored in Prismacolor pencils.

The second picture is another little tree that I have on my kitchen windowsill, a Hallmark sugar bowl and wooden spoon with coordinating mini ornaments.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Bells & Bottlecaps mini tree

Mini tree base was covered with Stampin' Up's Be of Good Cheer designer paper, Apothecary Art stamp set colored in Copic markers, edged with Cherry Cobbler scallop border edge punch. Sentiment is from Warmest Regards.

I am an out of control Hallmark ornament collector and have many themed trees throughout the house :) This one has miniature bells and bottlecaps. On to my next one which I will share as soon as it is done.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Jolliest Santa

I love this happy little Santa image from SU's Jolliest of Holidays set. I added some Liquid Applique for texture. Red textured cardstock and black velvet corduroy ribbon with mirrored cardstock (non SU) for belt. Sentiment from Glad Tidings.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Santa Shadowbox Ornament

I made a Santa shadowbox ornament from Whisper White cardstock and a window sheet for front. Music score wheel on back of box, Lovely as a Tree stamp with a purchased Santa 3d gift tag and some fake snow as ground filler. Box measures 4"X4".

Removable Ornament

Some supplies are Stampin' Up: Glossy White and Real Red textured cardstock, sentiment from retired Trim the Tree set. The ornament is a sticker (Elizabeth Craft Designs) that I attached to an adhesive sheet and then cut out. Entire area was covered with white glitter and then colored on top of the glitter with Copic markers, and popped up onto the card front. I used bargain brand pop up foam squares that will allow the ornament to be easily removed from the card so you can add it to the tree. The row of double rhinestone ribbon I found in the stationery area of The Container Store (love this place!).

If you want to do something similar using only Stampin' Up, simply find a design that can be colored in and emboss with gold, silver or black powder and then follow the glittering and coloring procedure the same way. If you can't find adhesive sheets, you can use your clear mono glue. Let glitter and glue dry completely before you attempt coloring.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Glass ball ornaments

What to do with all of that glitter? This is a quick idea for a really pretty ornament that looks much more beautiful in real life with all of the sparkle. I used clear glass balls (available at most craft stores), coated inside with thin glue called Glitter It, then added glitter with a small funnel and embellished. Very easy! I have heard you can also use a floor wax to get the glue to stick but I have not tried using that yet. I think any thin, pourable glue will do as long as it is fairly clear.

Warmest Wishes

Mojo Monday sketch with Stampin' Up supplies: Be of Good Cheer designer paper, Cherry Cobbler and Vanilla cardstocks, Scentsational Season and Warmest of Wishes stamp sets, silver glitter paper and non SU snowflake punch. Foam is heated up Liquid Applique. Cherry Cobbler quilted satin ribbon and half pearls to embellish.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Poinsettia Tree

Silk poinsettia tree decoration was made using large styrofoam cone and silk poinsettia flowers, all supplies from Joann's.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Top Note Tags

All supplies are Stampin' Up. Very Vanilla and some Cherry Cobbler cardstock with Be Of Good Cheer designer paper, Top Note die, cherry cobbler seam binding ribbon and ink, Scentsational Season, Owl Occasions, and Greetings of the Season stamp sets. I cut 6 of the Very Vanilla and 2 designer paper Top Notes to create 6 of these tags (4 pictured).

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Gingerbread Chalet

A gingerbread "chalet" using the Spellbinders pennant dies and Stampin' Up supplies of Creamy Caramel and Whisper White cardstocks, Scentsational Season gingerbread, Sweets for The Sweet stamp set with a build-a-brad in pewter, sentiment from the retired set Best Yet but I changed it from merry to sweet. It was my son's idea to add the "sugar" sparkles and I love that little extra touch (SU chunky glitter).

Glitter Star Tree Topper

Tree topper made using Stanpin' Up silver glitter paper. Sizzix five point star die embellished with a rosette and filigree brad.

Monday, November 5, 2012


For this week's Mojo Monday sketch I used retired SU designer paper, Greetings of the Season sentiment and poinsettia image from Our Daily Bread ornaments set colored in Copic markers.