Monday, February 1, 2016

Honeycomb Happiness Easter Basket~

 Hello! I thought I'd share this project with you even though it's a bit early to think Easter, but I'm doing a Vendor/Crop in February, and this is the Make and Take that I'm offering the attendees to make for a small fee. I used the Berry Basket die to make the basket.  I stamped the Hardwood stamp with Soft Suede ink onto the basket panels before assembling it. I stapled the sides together and the handle also. I used Tangelo Twist Striped Cotton Ribbon on the handle to give it some pop.
For this precious little chick, (this is Honeycomb Happiness- FREE during Salebration) I stamped it in Archival Black ink and then used an Aquapainter to color it in with So Saffron ink from the ink pad lid. I punched out the 2 3/8" Scallop Circle from Soft Suede card stock and layered the chick onto that. For the Happy Easter, I used Crazy About You stamp set, stamped it in Soft Suede Ink onto So Saffron card stock.
Crazy about You Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!Berry Basket Bigz L Die by Stampin' Up!Hardwood Clear-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Handheld Stapler by Stampin' Up!Aqua Painters by Stampin' Up!2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch by Stampin' Up!
2" Circle Punch by Stampin' Up!Tangelo Twist 5/8" Striped Cotton Ribbon by Stampin' Up!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Bloomin' Love Make and Takes~

 Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you had a fantastic weekend. I went shopping with my family and enjoyed the spring like temperatures in January! We got some stuff to decorate and organize the new house and got them, for the most part, all put up on the walls. I wanted to share my make and takes from last weekends party. I knew that I had some newbies coming and didn't want to overwhelm them so I saw these quick and easy treat containers.  They are VERY similar to the sour cream containers but without the twist at the top.
 So,  I used two different paper packs because I knew also that some of the ladies would more than likely give to their husband or child, but wanted to make sure they had choices other than all girlie. So for this one above, I used the Nuetrals DSP Pattern Paper Stack. I cut it into 6x6 squares, and scored 1" inch at the bottom, so then you fold it over and get two patterns showing! 
 For this one, I used the Love Blossoms DSP stack.  I did the same thing and scored one end and folded down.  I had them staple the bottom just to make it easier. You could use Tear Tape or Mono Multi.

For both, I stamped in Soft Suede onto Whisper White, using two different stamps from the Bloomin' Love Stamp set  and used the Washi Tape punch to punch it out. I had them pick from the Red or Blushing Bride Glimmer paper for punching our the Large Heart and then had them finish it off by clipiping it all on with a Metallic Clothespin and using either the White Baker's Twine or Natural Linen Thread to make a bow on the clothespin.
Easy Peasy!
Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper by Stampin' Up!Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack by Stampin' Up!Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack by Stampin' Up!Mini Metallic Clothespins by Stampin' Up!Linen Thread by Stampin' Up!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

A Sunny Hello!

 Hello! Happy Saturday! This card is so appropriate for today, it's actually SUNNY! This is a card from last weekend's workshop.  I am in love with the Sunburst Framelit and the stamp set Botanicals For You! It is such a simple card and so bright and cheery.   I layered up a piece of Brights DSP Patterns Paper Stack(the yellow lines) onto a piece of the Whisper White cardstock (if you haven't tried the heavier one yet, GO GET SOME- we sell it now and it is so sturdy!) I ran the framelit through the Big Shot using Daffodil Delight card stock and then adhered it down to the striped paper.
I stamped out the Hello and the sunburst  in Daffodil Delight ink onto the heavy Whisper White and used Basic Black archival Ink and stampe the "my friend". I punched it out using the 2 1/2" Circle punch.  I used the Tree Builder Punch to punch out some clouds from Vellum Card Stock and adhered Dimensionals to the back of the circle and used that to adhere the clouds also so that you couldn't see the adhesive through the vellum.  I added a Brights Button to the sunburst for a bit of color.  Right now, you can get this Botanicals for You stamp set for FREE with a qualifying order. Contact me for details!
Have a super Saturday! Thanks for stopping in!

Sunburst Sayings Clear-Mount Bundle by Stampin' Up!Tree Builder Punch by Stampin' Up!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Party Wishes for a SPECIAL LADY!

 Eek! We are so close to being THROUGH January! HALLELUIAH! But, for the positive side of January, it was a month with some pretty special birthdays! And this was a birthday card I sent to a super special lady who changed my life in May 2015.  I got to get out my Ocassions Min product and just PLAY! It was a great feeling! So here I used SEVERAL new products to make her card. I used Sahara Sand, Melon Mambo  and Whisper White cardstocks, Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper (TO DIE FOR GORGEOUS!) , It's My Party DSP Stack, ( I will list these all at the end of this post), Banner Triple Punch, Tree Builder Punch (for itty bitty flowers on cake), Basic Pearls, Wink of Stella(shimmer on the inside of card), Star Embossing Folder and Vanilla Seam Binding.
 I just had to add some personal touches to this sweet cake, although it's awesome by itself, it's the detail that is needed.  This set comes with some neat stamps that you can actually stamp directly on the front of the cake too.
 Here is some of the Designer Series Paper that I used the Triple Banner Punch on to "flag" the ends.
And for the INSIDE, I used the new Party Pop Up Thinlets Die. It is SUPER DUPER EASY to use! I randomly stamped little ballons in Melon Mambo.  I colored the pop up part with Wink of Stella to add some shimmer. ( Note that it's kind of messed up a bit, as it was the first time I used it and I squeezed a bit too hard..-lol!) Fun Stuff!
So, I am hoping she's received this card by now, as I am going to post in several places that she might see. I hope you have a super weekend, we are expected to have temperatures in the high 50's in IOWA IN JANUARY! I'm sure there is something coming in behind it in the way of SNOW! Oh well, I have plenty of stuff to keep me busy when it gets here..

Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush by Stampin' Up!Contact me if you are interested any of the products above, or if you are interested in Stampin' UP!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Update and New Ocassions Mini Catalog!

Okay, so remember a few months ago, how I posted "I'm BACK?" yeah, well, I was for a tiny while and then my computer decided to just stop working.  So, now I cam back for good! My darling husband bought me a new laptop for Christmas and I am so excited to be back blogging!
So, I joined a SU! Trip Achievers Swap in December and we were to use things from the Oassions Mini or Salebration Mini catalog for all of our swaps.  I did two groups so that I could get double the cards back for some much needed inspiration.  So, today, I'm sharing my first post of one of my swaps.

I used the Play Pals stamp set that is available as a stamp set or you can buy it as a bundle with a coordinating die set called Pyramid Pals. ( I will post the bundle at the end of my post)
I layered some Melon Mambo DSP from the Paper Stack onto Smokey Slate cardstock which is the base of my card.
Then I randomly stamped some Blushing Bride flowers from the Project Life stamp set Memories in the Making. 

 For this precious elephants face, I stamped out the outline stamp in Momento Black ink and then the solid color is Basic Gray.  I used the dies provided in the Bundle to cut out the ears, eyes and trunk, the bow is cut from the bow die from Blushing Bride Glimmer paper(also new in the mini).  I added a pearl in the middle of the bow.
I layered a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock and added it to the bottom of the card.  I stamped out the I heart You, also from the PL stamp set, in Momento Black.  I punched out the heart from the Blushing Bride Glimmer paper.  This stamp set and dies are going to be so much fun to make all kinds of cards and projects.  Stay tuned for tomorrow's post of my second swap.
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Reason For The Season Candle

WOW! I cannot believe it's been over a MONTH since I have posted!!! First let me explain the end of September, after looking for a couple of years, we were blessed to have found a fantastic house to purchase.  Being in a small area, it was so hard to find something that was everything we wanted...God literally dropped it into our hands. So, with that, the owners wanted us to move in as soon as we could. Anyone who knows us, knows that my husband is a school teacher and year round coach, so nights and weekends were limited, but we did it an astonishing 5 days!  Secondly, my computer is not running correctly, not sure if it's a virus, or ready to retire, but my time is limited on my laptop for posting photos..and thirdly, if that wasn't enough, my mom suffered a stroke, and during the process of her intial care, doctors found that she also has dimentia, so for two weeks my sister and I stressed over things such as long term housing, her finances, and now we have the daunting task of cleaning out her apartment this week which is a distance away from both of us, but with God's will in tact, we will get it done.  The blessing of being at home full time and running this business, I have some AMAZING friends that know that I need to keep busy in a positive way and that I need some extra cash flow for the holidays, so I have had 3 WORKSHOPS in the past two months! WHOOHOO! So, for the next couple of posts, I am going to share some of my workshop projects.

This first project was my favorite! I brought back an old technique that I first learned 15 years ago when I started stamping and it has always been something that I knew would wow the girls that are now seasoned stampers, and what better time to share is during the holiday thought process of gift giving.  Remember embossing on candles? Yeah, it was pretty impressing to all who got to see it! And I KNEW once I put one of these FANTASTIC Poinsettias together from the Festive Flower Punch and Reason for the Season stamp set (this is sold seperatley or as a bundle), I knew exactly that it was going to go wonderfully on the front of the candle.
I stamped the sentiment onto the tissue paper and trimmed around it closely, then held it on to the front of the candle and placed waxed paper over it and heated it with the heat tool until JUST melted. Then I pulled off the waxed paper and viola!

 Here is a closeup of the flower finished...
I wrapped a piece of Winter Wonderland Foil DSP around the bottom of the candle and set it on a candle holder with three Gold Foil Doiles on top.  I hope to post some other projects this week, but as I said, cleaning out my mom's apartment and add parent teacher conferences and two more card classes, I will be spent.  It's good to be "back"and I hope you enjoyed this blog post. Have a super week!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Christmas Cheer Shaker Card~

 Hello there! Today's post comes from one of my recent workshops.  My hostess asked me to show how to make a shaker card now that the shakers frames are no longer available.  So, here is my simple version on one.
I started by cutting two pieces of Window Sheets to 3"x 3". I cut a piece of Merry Moments(the plaid design) DSP to the same size.  I stamped and punched the trees from Festival of Trees ( stamped them in Whisper White ink onto Mossy Meadow card stock) with the Tree Punch twice.  I glued one to the DSP, then the other I popped up using a couple of Dimensionals.  I took that, and layered in between the two pieces of Window Sheets and used the Winter Wonderland Washi Tape on 3 sides of it, leaving the top open to fill with sequins and stars that I punched from Cherry Cobbler and Mossy Meadow card stock using the Stars Confetti Punch.  Then I taped the top shut as well.  I cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock using my Square Framelits layered together at the same time and ran it through the Big Shot, creating a frame to stick to the front of the "shaker".  Then I used Tear Tape to adhere it to the card base that I layered up by using Cherry Cobbler for the base, and Whisper White that I ran through the Big Shot using the Softly Falling embossing folder. I stamped out the sentiment from Cheer All Year (holiday mini) and flagged the ends.  And finally adding the button from the Home From Christmas Designer Buttons and a Candy Enamel Dot to the center.  I hope you enjoy this post, if you have any questions, please contact me.
$25.00 $8.00