Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone! Hope it's all treats and no tricks.
I made this super quick pumpkin ornament out of a clear ball, orange package shreds, and a black sharpie. I tried to make the eyes and nose look like witches hats :)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

World Peace

All supplies are Stampin' Up! Coastal Cabana, Basic Black, and Glossy White cardstocks. Greetings of the Season for sentiment stamped atop globe from The Open Sea, World Map background. Ornament dies cut with silver glimmer paper. Silver cording is retired.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Smilin' Stylin' Snowfolk

I couldn't bring myself to cut into this Basic Grey snowman paper last season, but I am finally ready! All of the other supplies used are Stampin' Up! Sage Shadow, Riding Hood Red and Very Vanilla cardstocks with Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon and matching buttons. Stamp set is Stylin' Snowfolk.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Washi Tape

New Stampin' Up! washi tape from holiday mini with Apothecary Art and Greetings of the Season stamp sets. Cardstocks: Shimmer White, Real Red, and Old Olive.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Cranberry Espresso

I came across this unknown scrap of holiday paper in my designer paper bin and used this as the starting point for this Christmas card. Cardstocks: Cranberry Crisp, Early Espresso, and Very Vanilla. Stamp sets: Joyful Christmas for the poinsettia layered and embossed in copper, Four Frames and Best Yet for sentiment, retired ruffled chocolate ribbon and Frosted Finishes embellishment.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Jolliest Time

I love the new sketch on Operation Write Home's Stars and Stamps blog this week, definitely a keeper! The sketch is the one in chocolate chip and real red. I used some retired SU Christmas paper for both. Jolliest Time of the Year and All Year Cheer for the sentiment. 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Merry Mojo Monday

This is the sketch for Mojo Monday this week.
I used all Stampin' Up! Supplies: Designer flocked paper of a Christmas past, Whisper White base, sentiment from Trim The Tree in Real Red, retired red organdy ribbon. Sahara Sand embossed banners, Frosted Finishes embellishment.

Sunday, October 20, 2013


I made the folded rosette embellishments with the Winter Frost paper and scallop punch, inks Pool Party and Indigo. These are going into my box for OWH. If they weren't for the troops I would definitely add some Dazzling Diamonds to accent the snowflakes :) No glitter for OWH cards though.
Sentiment from old SU set Trim The Tree.

Printable Banners

I'm not terribly familiar with digital images or printables so I thought I would try it. These made some cute and quick thank you cards. The banner was from Love The and the rest of the supplies are Stampin' Up! Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder with Sahara Sand and Cherry Cobbler cardstocks, Flower Shop stamp embossed in pewter and espresso baker's twine.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Gift Bow Die

SO happy to have just got the new Stampin' Up! Gift Bow Die! I used the pretty new Winter Frost specialty paper from the Holiday mini with some silver glitter paper and a Frosted Finishes embellishment. You can layer this lovely bow to make it even more full if you want, I show two steps here.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Natural Wetlands

All Stampin' Up! supplies. Natural Composition specialty paper with Wetlands stamp set and burlap ribbon.

Silver and Blue

While I still had the Stampin' Up! Live Your Dream set out on my desk, I thought I would make one more card with it before putting it back in storage. I was inspired by a card I saw in the store using these colors and a similar layout. Card base is Bashful Blue with silver embossing. Bottom panel is Leaves a la Carte embossed in white and Trimtastic in silver, matted with Brushed Silver. Papillion Potpourri butterfly with Wildflower Morning stamp sets also used. Whisper White taffeta ribbon and half pearls to embellish.

Live Your Dream

I love this older Stampin' Up! Live Your Dream set and the textured designer paper from a few years back. I stamped the image on Groovy Guava in white craft ink and made a matching slide in thank you tag for the fan quilt style pocket.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Merry Mojo

For this week's Mojo Monday sketch, I used Baja, Real Red and Whisper White with retired Christmas paper, Ornament Keepsakes and Classic Alphabet stamp sets and red satin ribbon.

Joyous Christmas Poinsettia

Stampin' Up! supplies used were: Cherry Cobbler, Artichoke, and Very Vanilla cardstocks, retired holiday paper, Joyous Christmas stamp set embossed with gold powder and Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon. Non SU: Me & Carrie Lou background fishnet stamp, gold beads, flower charm.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Winter Wonderland

I have two winter card designs for you today, made with some of my favorite Stampin' Up! supplies. The first is a retired Christmas paper that I love in chocolate and cocoa accented with the new Festive Flurry snowflakes and dies, Greetings of the Season stamp set, naturals brads and Crumb Cake taffeta ribbon to embellish.
The second uses designer paper scraps that I had already cut with Brushed Silver, Whisper White, Pool Party and Soft Sky cardstocks, Christmas Lodge stamp set, pewter embossing powder.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Merry Banner

Inspired by a sample in an older issue of Paper Crafts magazine, this card uses all Stampin' Up! supplies. Pool Party, Real Red, and Whisper White cardstocks. Christmas Lodge and Classic Alphabet stamp sets, pennant punch and clouds embossing folder with baker's twine.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Chalk Talk Thank You

All supplies are Stampin' Up! Cardstocks: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, and Soft Suede.
Inks: Marina Mist, Soft Suede, and Crumb Cake, wood grain embossing folder, bashful blue satin ribbon, mini silver brads. Stamp sets: Serene Silhouettes, Papaya Collage, Bliss, Simply Sketched, and Chalk Talk. Entire front piece was sprayed with Vanilla Smooch Spritz for a pretty sheen.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Gift Tag or Bookmark

All supplies are Stampin' Up! Whisper White base, Winter Frost paper, Festive Flurry and Greetings of the Season stamp sets, pewter embossing powder, Pool Party seam binding ribbon and mini silver brads. The tag slides into the pocket and can be used as a bookmark or gift tag if so desired. Ink is stamped off once for a lighter image in Pool Party and Coastal Cabana.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


All supplies are Stampin' Up! Cardstocks: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, and Vanilla. Stamp sets: Day of Gratitude (sentiment), Autumn Harvest, and Baroque Motifs. Soft Suede ink, markers to color, and olive satin ribbon to embellish.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Mojo Monday

This week's Mojo Monday sketch is a beautiful one, I think I'll be using this one a lot.
Supplies are Stampin' Up!, some retired. Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Soft Suede, and Very Vanilla. Pink Pirouette taffeta ribbon, Beau Chateau paper and Elements of Style stamp set.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Candy Bar Wrapper

Another find in my half prepared project box were several of these cut and scored candy bar wrappers. So easy to assemble, all you have to do is slide the large candy bar in and pass out to your favorite trick or treaters! The black piece of cardstock is 7 1/4" x 5 1/2", scored down long sides at 1 1/2" and 4" for most standard sized bars. Adhere at bottom and run through crimper at bottom to seal and give it the look of a real candy bar wrapper. Decorate the rest as desired. All stamps are retired Stampin' Up!

Mystery Box ingredients

I've been working from one of my many mystery boxes of half completed card images and pieces, many of them were from previous SU workshops. It's fun to mix the old with the new for a whole new look on some of them. Since some of these go back some, I may not have all of the info, but you can always improvise with what you have in stock.
1. Papillion Potpourri on Well Worn Words background, sentiment unknown. Colors: Pretty In Pink, Espresso, and Whisper White.
2. Celebrate Everything and unknown SU floral, Brushed Silver and Pixie Pink cardstocks.
3. Scandinavian Season stamp with Ski Slope paper, white taffeta ribbon.
4. In The Spotlight and Lovely Romance stamp sets, Not Quite Navy and Purely Pomegranate cardstocks.
5. Scandinavian Season and mixed sentiments, Olive and Chocolate cardstocks, Ski Slope paper.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Peaceful Night

There is a wonderful tutorial for masking this snow scene on OWH's Stars and Stamps blog.All supplies are Stampin' Up! Whisper White cardstock, Christmas Deer and Greetings of the Season stamp sets, ink colors used: Bashful and Ballet Blues, Pacific Point and Sahara Sand. Pewter embossing powder for sentiment. Sprayed sky with vanilla smooch spritz for some iridescence.