Monday, December 26, 2011

PS I Love You!

Okay, so now that Christmas is over for this year, I decided to get all excited about the new year and one of the things about the new year is CHANGE! I wanted to post some "teasers" for you from the NEW OCCASIONS MINI that starts on January 4th, 2012! There's so much fun in this mini that is fresh and fun!  I used alot of new product on this card along with some "oldies, but goodies"...One of the things I am REALLY,REALLY excited about are the FRAMELITS!  I used the Hearts Framelits on this card and I like how you can move them around anywhere on the paper and are not limited to where you want your shapes to be because of this.  I used the Twitterpatted DSP, PS,I Love You-stamp set, GORGEOUS Satin Ruffled ribbon, and LARGER PEARLS! YEEEESSSS!  (the "oldies but goodies"-Word Window, and Modern Label punches, and my favorite embossing folder-Perfect Polka Dots-yep, HAD to get the Big Shot in there!)  Anyway, I hope you have your copy, if you do NOT, and would like one, PLEASE contact me!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Cards

I truly ran out of time this year and wanted to send and give Christmas cards to so many more people than I did and I apologize if you did not get one this year....I guess I need to start the day after Christmas this year...yeah right...probably not going to happen.  But what I came up with wasn't that difficult, or labor intensive, just needed to get them in all prepped for assembly and I think I got 24 of them done.  Anyway, once again, thanks to the Big Shot and embossing folders and dies, it made it alot easier to get those 24 finished.
I hope that you all have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and that the NEW YEAR brings prosperity, peace and pleasure to you all!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Beau Cheatau Caddy gift

I made these for Jenna's preschool teachers for Christmas...I added some Bath and Body Works products, a pedicure set, some fingernail polish, microwave popcorn and of course CHOCOLATE!  I always enjoy making these caddies and it's just as much fun "theming" them and finding things to put in them.
Stamps:Full of Life
DSP: Beau Chauteau
Cardstock: Early Expresso, Very Vanilla
Antique Brads, Basic Rhinestones, Bashful Blue and Early Expresso Markers, 2 1/2 circle punch, 1/8th handheld punch, Satin Ribbon, Linen Thread, Scallop Circle punch.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Fun Flowers Candy Bouquet

I made this candy bouquet for my friend Laura Mellinger for Christmas, and I must say I LOVE these chocolates!  I am surprised that they all made into the Anyway, I had lots of fun making it for her and I hope that she can enjoy the delishness of them! She inspires me so!  I used the stamp set Merry and Type, the Fun Flowers Die and the Beau Cheateau DSP, Silver Glitter Paper, Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon and the Scallop Squares Duo Die.

Large Rosette Decoration

Okay, so one of the addictions I have when seeing the new minis, catalogs etc. is what is there new for the Big Shot? Well, in the new Ocassions Mini, there was a Rosette die! It makes a 10" rosette, and the HUGE deal cuts and SCORES it for you! Now initally, cutting four peices of cardstock will make a 10" rosette, but can you imagine adding more and getting REALLY big ones? Anywho, I used a bunch of stuff from the Sellabration(which was FREE with purchase) on it and some stuff from the new mini as well, (like the DOILY DIE in the center!) and I must say, that paper is to die for and those brads....I cannot wait to get Sellabration started!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Lattice Poinsettia card

I had a dinner date with some of my hostesses who have been in my club for 6 of my 8 years the other evening and we had a card swap. This was my card swap and I just love adding the Lattice die over DSP. I also love that 5 Petal Punch and how versatile it is, here I used it to make a poinsettia. LOVE those Glimmer Brads too! Next up.....sneak peaks from the NEW OCASSIONS MINI and SAB!
CS: Early Expresso, Wild Wasabi, Real Red
DSP: Berries and Boughs
Stamps: Bright Hopes
Lattice BigZ die, 5 Petal Punch, Whisper White ink, Basic Rhinestones, Glimmer Brads-Neutral, Big Shot

Monday, December 12, 2011

Snow Burst Mittens

I just LOVE shaped cards and mittens are my downfall for winter. I had so much fun creating these for some special people. I can't get enough of the little jingle bells.....anyway, I am doing good just to post pictures these last few crazy days I won't have a supply list with this...sorry!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Scallop Square Candy Bar Holder

So, last night, I was invited to a Ladies Night Out Christmas party to present them a project that would take 30-45 minutes to complete. I saw this idea on Barbara Welch's blog last year and thought this would be a fun and quick thing for them to make. There was 9 ladies total there and about half had NEVER crafted with stamps before...I think I could get them hooked as 3 want to attend card nights, one suggested that I put together a "project night", and one said her daughter might like to host a workshop. I SURE hope they enjoyed it as much as I think they did, because they made me feel like I was a SUPERHERO!
CS: Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi, Riding Hood Red
Stamps: Merry and Type
DSP: Holly Berry Bouquet
Ink: Early Expresso
ribbon: Riding Hood Red(Clearance Rack), Baker's Twine-White
1/8th Hand held punch, Postage Punch, 1" Square Punch, 1 3/8 square punch, Big Shot, Scallop Square Die
candy bar

Friday, December 2, 2011

Jolliest Time of Year

I am still so busy with craft goodies for customers that I am still revisiting some of my cards from last year...I love the simplicity of this card, I believe we did at card class. Anyway, sorry for the "mediocre" posts lately, tis' the Season!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

More TP inspiration/Got Treats?

Okay, so these were craft fair items from last year, and I have to apologize that I have NOT been getting much done these last couple of weeks due to starting some part time work and working on upcoming classes, it's kept me all so busy. I just wanted to re-visit some Christmas stuff from last year to give the ideas for gift giving, etc. I will making these for Jenna's preschool class this year, since I had such an overwhelming response to my TP roll collecting from so many people...I even had them leaving them at the front door and have NO idea who they came from! LOL

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Stitched Stockings Baby Cardigan Tag

So I recently just finished one of my product based stamp classes and for those who signed up and pre-purchased the Stitched Stockings stamp set and punch from me got to make 2 "bonus" out of the box projects at the class. They didn't get to see them until the class. Here is one of them that I came up with. I punched out two stockings and had them run them through the Big Shot and Perfect Polka Dots folder (remembering to face them away from each other to ensure the texture on the same sides), then cut off the toes, glued them together just over the edges and added the pearls and I bought these little hangers a long time ago and thought these would be cute to use on this tag. I then stamped Welcome Baby from Petite Pairs stamp set.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Christmas Door

I made this card for a card magazine submission and it didn't get picked. I had so much fun making it though.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Holiday Cards and More publication

This is the candy bar wrapper I had chosen for the current Holiday Cards and More publication out in stores right now. I got orders to make 4 of these for a friend and 25 for another! I better get started, Christmas is right around the corner....YIKES!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Stocking Die box

I have seen these boxes being made all over the place and me being a completely easily impressed person, I thought I would try one. I used Poppy Parade and Pear Pzazz cardstock. I then cut a box from the Box #2 die and put it together and glued in between two stocking cut outs. EASY PEASY! That's just another reason you need a Big Shot, it makes so many things so much faster!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Downline Event

So, yesterday I had a all day event for my downline again. I think we are going to definatley try this quarterly! We had a nice cozy time. For lunch I served them Loaded Baked Potato soup in Bread bowls, Ceasar Salad and I mad a Caramel Apple Cheesecake. After lunch, we went into my stamp room and crafted the rest of the afternoon. I gave them each a box (one from the Holiday Mini) that I decorated with Spice Cake DSP and some craft wire and inside I put a homemade sugar scrub inside. I served them their drinks in wine gobblets with wine charms I personalized for each one. We even did a handmade gift exchange and card swap! (Those photos are to come later)
So, here are some of the photos I took of the projects.
This is a test tube holder that we made........
this is Jill Hilliard's cookie packaging box idea....(THANK YOU JILL)- was planning on baking the cookies too with them but my recipe just wouldn't work...grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

The extended candy wrapper box that I wanted to show them last time, but got it to them this time! I wanted to show them how to make the rosettes on the front...I hope they liked them.
These are FABULOUS boxes in the Holiday Mini and those buttons, yeah, may just have to "hoarder" some more before the mini is expired.
These were the wine charms......
And I showed them (or attempted to show know what I am talking about) the view master card!

I have a blast with them and they are so fun to be around! I was treated to "crack" corn and decorated white chocolate dipped pretzels too.....thank you girls!

Friday, November 11, 2011

CAS Cupcake Birthday

I needed to make a simple birthday card for a friend and time has NOT been on my side lately, so I pulled out my punch, found some scraps to match the colors in the DSP and just went with it. Gotta just love how punches make cardmaking so simple and so quick.
Stamps: Friendly Phrases
CS: Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze, Early Expresso, Whisper White, Old Olive
DSP: Letters To Santa
Punches: 2 1/2, 1 3/4 and 1 3/8 circles, Cupcake Builder Punch, Ittty Bitty punch pack
Basic pearls, sponges.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Spice Cake Pumpkins

I have one more fall card to share....I was going to use this for card class this month, but decided not too. I used two different punches to punch out Spice Cake DSP and sponge the edges with Soft Suede ink and then "layered" them to rememble two different pumpkins. I then used the 5 Petal punch and punched out leaves for the top of them to resemble vines. I love the stamp set Grateful Greetings, have used it lots, and stamped it on Very Vanilla and punched out with Fancy Label Punch. Then hung it using Expresso Baker's Twine with a pearl.

Stamps: Grateful Greetings
Ink: Soft Suede
DSP: Spice Cake(Holiday Mini)
CS:Pumpkin Pie, Early Expresso, Very Vanilla
Expresso Bakers Twine, Basic Pearls, Wide Oval Punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, 5 petal punch, Big Shot, Perfect Polka dots embossing folder, Fancy Label Punch

Friday, November 4, 2011

Snow Much Fun!

This was one of our SAS cards and I think it was the favorite. I fell in love with these snowmen the minute I saw them. This is one of the FREE sets I picked for recruiting during the Convention challange.

Thursday, November 3, 2011


I had a workshop last night with 9 new ladies to the Stampin' UP! world and had a WONDERFUL party! I went up and over my $100,000 career sales goal! WAS TOTALLY AWESOME! It was not only knowing that I was close to hitting it(but I hit it 2 months EARLY for my goals) it was an awesome group of ladies that I hope to get to know more. I had 3 sign up for November's card class! Here is a simple card I demonstrated since they were all new to stamping with me, I wasn't sure how much it would overwhelm them to do much more at first.

Rich Regals DSP Pattern Pack
CS: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink: Early Expresso
Stamps: Friendly Phrases
Punches: Postage Stamp, 1" Square, Small Heart punch
Clips(forgot the name)-SU! Early Expresso Baker's Twine, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

First Christmas card of the season

So, I decided I better change my blog background from Halloween today...and then I decided to post a Christmas card that I will be showing tommorrow night at my workshop. I LOVE the colors and the ease of this stamp set.

I will post supply list later....

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Batty For You!

I made these for my daughter's PreK party on Friday. I used the Candy Wrapper die for the Big Shot, and the Fright Night DSP. I LOVE the polka dot prints in that pack....anyway, I used the directions to EXTEND the die to fit a FULL SIZE candy bar~
Then of course, the LOLLIES...gotta have those on there. I stamped the stamp twice, once in Cajun Craze and then again in Black, and punched out the spider with the 1" circle punch and popped it up on a dimensional.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Batty For You

I was asked to make 25 candy boxes for a friend's son's Halloween party. I love, love, love this die, one of my favorite (okay, they are ALL my favorite-lol)..............anyway, I also can't get enough of the Batty For You stamp set, will be sad when it retires.

Stamps: Batty For You
CS: Pumpkin Pie, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Ink: Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black
1 3/8 and 1 1/4 and 1" circle punches
Big Shot and Candy Box die

Monday, October 24, 2011


This was going to be one of our stamp a stack cards but decided against it. I just LOVE Dasher and his simplicity.
Stamps: Dasher, Teeny Tiny Wishes
CS: Crumb Cake, Early Expresso, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Expresso
Big Shot, Northern Flurry embossing folder, Spriral Punch (retired)
Champagne Shimmer Mist paint, rubbing alchohol

Monday, October 17, 2011

Snow Much Fun!

Here's the card I made today(yep, the ONLY one I mangaged to conjure up today).....I used the stamp set Snow Much Fun and those ADORABLE felt embeillishments from the Holiday Mini!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Gift Givers mini candy bar slider

For my last workshop, I wanted to do a simple make and take geared towards Christmas because we all know that if we don't start thinking early, we don't start preparing early. I wanted to do a simple treat giving idea that was easy to reproduce in larger quantities. So, I paired three items from the Holiday Mini catalog: Stocking Punch, Frostwood Lodge DSP, and the stamp set Gift Givers. (and of course, who doesn't like a little blingage too...).
It's just a 3x3 piece of DSP wrapped and adhered together slightly larger than the candy bar so it slides up and down easily, then punch a hole through both layers, thread some ribbon through the hole, drop your candy bar onto the ribbon so that it "sinks" to the bottom and then tie at the top.

Stamps: Gift Givers
Ink: Early Expresso
DSP: Frostwood Lodge
CS: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler
Punches: Stockings Builder punch, Itty Bitty pack(flower)
Ribbon: Marina Mist 1/8th taffeta
1/8th hand held punch
Basic Rhinestones
snack size Hersheys

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

SU! Cookie Press

I had a fun time making these chocolate chip shortbread cookies today with the new Stampin'UP! cookie Press! These are inexpensive enough to give one as a gift and one to keep for yourself. Contact me today!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Tiny Tea Cups and Petite Pocket die

I recently posted a "Pay It Forward" on Facebook to the first 5 people to comment on my status would get a handmade gift from me sometime from now until the end of the year.....but I like to get things done and sent out or life gets in the way and I forget. Anyway, I decided that since it's fall, I drink alot of hot tea, I would use the Petite Pocket die (WHICH I LOVELOVELOVE) and make these to hold a tea bag. And then of course since it had to be handmade, I added the tag that said handcrafted. I have a couple of other things I want to send out along with this, so I am going to get busy on those...

Supplies: Tiny Tea Cup, Tiny Tags stamps
CS: Early Expresso, Whisper White
DSP: Brights Designer Series Pack
Itty Bitty Punch pack, Mini Brads, Bakers Twine, Jewelery Tag Punch, Postage Punch, 1 3/8 square punch, Soft Suede Taffeta ribbon.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Box #2 Candy Tube holder

Okay, so I decided that with the Big Shot, EVERYTHING is easier! RIGHT? Well, I was looking at the wonderful tutorial to make these holders on another website and decided, WHY NOT USE THE BOX #2 Die INSTEAD of cutting and scoring,, this is what I came up with! SO MUCH FASTER!

Stamps: Out on A Limb, Grateful Greetings
CS: Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White
DSP: Frightful Night
Ink: So Saffon, Basic Black, Cajun Craze
Ribbon: Old Olive Striped
Box #2 Die, Big Shot, 1 1/4 circle punch, 2 3/8 scallop circle punch, 1 3/8 circle punch

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Out on a Limb Shaker card

This card idea was in our monthly newsletter from SU! and I just turned it into a shaker card using our new shaker frames from the Holiday Mini. I showed this card at my sisters workshop this past Friday. I will now, for sure, be making shaker cards with the ease of this product.
Stamps: Out on a Limb, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Basic Black
1 3/8 circle punch, Scallop Circle punch
Shaker Frames, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots folder, 1 1/4 Old Olive Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, More Mustard 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Dimensionals, Distressing Tool Kit, Champagne Glass Glitter, Window Sheet, Modern Label Punch, Mini Silver brads.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Toilet Paper Tube Advent Calendar

Stamps: 25 & Counting (Holiday Mini)
DSP: Letters To Santa
CS: Old Olive,Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Early Expresso
1" Square Punch, 5 Petal Punch
Old Olive 1 1/2 Striped Grosgrain, Jumbo Eyelets(retired)
Early Expresso 5/8" Grosgrain ribbon
Stapler, hot glue gun, tag board

Monday, September 26, 2011

Chalkboard Easel

I made these chalkboards for a craft fair this past weekend, (in which I MISSED going too, due to a horrible migrane in the middle of the night). Anyway, I saw the idea briefly on the airplane home from Convention. You see, I was about 4 rows in front of it and I heard all these gasps of "ooh and awww" behind me and clapping started....and I stood up and turned around and a gal was going through her swaps while waiting to take off, was holding up a similiar idea, so beings that I didn't have my camera ready and the flight attendant asked her to put it away(due to them trying to take off and we were all up and looking, lol)I had to try and remember it in my mind until I could get my notebook out and sketch it...I think I did pretty well. Anyway, I had fun making them and will make some more for my Holiday Open House in November.
Stamps: Sweet Shoppe Alphabet
Ink: Baja Breeze
CS: Baja Breeze, Calyspo Coral, Daffodil Delight
DSP: Domestic Goddess
Scallop Edge Punch, 1 1/4 and 1" circle punches, 5/8 White Grosgrain Ribbon, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots folder, Chalkboard paper, Hemp Twine, and buttons (from last years Holiday Mini)
recycled inserts from DSP.