Thursday, November 29, 2012

Joyous Celebrations

Today I have another card made with Joyous Celebrations stamp set from the Holiday Catalog.

Items needed to make this card

Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White card stock
Silver Emboss Powder
Joyous Celebrations and Curly Cute stamp sets
Heat & Stick Powder, Dazzling Diamonds
Vintage Wallpaper Folder
Delicate Doilies Sizzlits L   
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
SNAIL Adhesive
Stampin' Dimensionals 
This card is actually easy and quick to make. 
Until next time......
Happy Stampin'   
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Purple for Percilla

Today I have some pretty purple cards I have made for a high school friend, Percilla.  Her favorite color is all shades of purple. I found some retired Stampi' Up! stamp pads in Lavender Lace and Almost Amethyst along with a few sheets of Lovely Lilac card stock.




I'm in the middle of making my Christmas I have to run. I will have Christmas card examples all week long.
Happy Stampin'

Monday, November 26, 2012

Wonderful Winterland

Today I have four Christmas cards using the Wonderful Winterland stamp set. This year we had two additions to our family. A great niece and a great nephew. Two of these cards are for them.

This card I embossed first and then stamped the image to give it a snowy look

Aren't these just too cute? I can remember making snow angels in the snow many years ago...can you?
Making these cards was so much fun! If you have little ones to send cards to this year, this set is perfect!
What you need to make these cards
Wonderful Winterland stamp set
Whisper White and Bashful Blue card stock
Snow Festival Designer Series Paper
Heat & Stick Powder
Dazzling Details
Heat Tool
VersaMark ink Pad
Black Emboss Powder
Stampin' Ink : Bashful Blue,  Real Red, Tangerine Tango,
Olive Green, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, Pretty In Pink, Pink Pirouette, Basic Gray, Soft Suede and Cherry Clobber
SNAIL Adhesive
Stampin' Trimmer
Bone Folder 
Stampin' Sponge
I hope you enjoyed my cards.
Happy Stampin'
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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!
It's a sunny 52 degrees here in Kalamazoo, Michigan. I hope all of you are having a nice Thanksgiving with loved ones or friends.  Today I have three Thanksgiving cards for you.

  For the top and last card I used the Full of Blessings set from the Holiday Catalog. The Middle card I used the Days of Gratitude stamp set for the Big Catalog.

We are having two Thanksgiving dinners this year. Today our daughter Pam and granddaughter Sarah are coming to share our evening meal with us. Turkey, cranberries, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie. Friday we are traveling to Holt, Michigan to have Thanksgiving with our son, Dan; Maria, Rebekah and Christian. Mary; Brian, Hannah and Olivia, Pam and Sarah.
I have so much to be thankful for. A wonderful family and many great friends.
Wishing all of my stamper friends a relaxing Thanksgiving!
Happy Stampin'!
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Monday, November 19, 2012

Online Extravganza Begins Today... and Work Shop Cards

Online Extravaganza Begins Today
November 19, 2012

It's here--our biggest online sale of the year! Check out the Online Store to see a complete list of all the products that are on sale--including items discounted up to 50 percent!

And don't forget about our 24-hour-only doorbusters--20 percent off the Big Shot, Doctor's Bag, and Simply Scored Diagonal Plate today only! The 24-hour sales period on these three products will go through 11:50 PM (MT) today, November 19.

While these 20-percent-off items are only available for 24 hours, we've got plenty of others--with discounts up to 50 percent--that will be available the entire 10 days. Check them out now!

When you click on Shop Online of the (Purple store word)

You will see my online Stampin' Up! store. Click on "Shop Now" on the upper right hand side...a new window will open and click on the left hand side where it says Online Extravagana.
Then head over to the Online Extravaganza web page to learn more. Go to my Stampin' Up! online store

Or click on Shop Online on the upper right hand side bar. 

I had a fun work shop at my home on Saturday night. All but one participant was new to stamping. We had a blast making cards and I made five new friends that night. Andrew and Brook are 11 years old and they blew my mind on how artistic they are. After we finished our cards Andrew and Brook made some Christmas tags using their imagination and newly learned stamping talent. I was so impressed.
Care #1

 Everyone loved seeing how the embossing changes from a dull color to a beautiful shinny one. The Dazzling Diamonds Glitter was a big hit too.

Card #2
I wanted a little sparkle so we used Rhinestone Jewels to set off the card. I had questions on how I made the different shapes so I pulled out my Big Shot. I remember how amazed I was the first time I saw how easy and fast cutting out unique shapes was using the Big Shot. It's so much fun showing how the Framelite just pops out of the card stock.
 The evening took me back to my first days stamping and how excited I was to be able to make a card myself. Up until my first Stampin' Up! work shop I attended stamping was a mystery to me. It still is so much fun to see a finished card or project and know that I did it. My attendees went home feeling the same way.
 What you need to make these cards

Cherry Clobber, Whisper White and Gunball Green card stock
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
Top Note Bigz Die Cut
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Holiday Frame
Labels Collection Framelits
Extra-Large Oval Punch
Modern Label Punch
Word Window Punch
SNAIL Adhesive
Stampin' Dimensionals
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
3/8" Stitched Stain Gumball Green and Raspberry Ripple Ribbon  
  Cherry Clobbler, Early Espresso Stampin' Ink
Joyous Celebrations stamp set
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter 

Happy Stampin!
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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Rejoicing with You

Rejoicing with You stamp set is so elegant. I fell in love with it the moment I saw it in the Big Catalog. Along with the beautiful angel, three sentiments are included in the set.

Products used to make this card

Rejoicing with You stamp set
Rich Razzleberry, Not Quite Navy and Whisper White card stock
Apothecary Accents Framelits Die
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
VersaMark Stamp Pad
Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Ink Pad
Sponge Dauber  
5/8" Organza Ribbon
SNAIL Adhesive
Stampin' Dimensionals
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Silver Glass Stampin' Glitter

Happy Stampin'
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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Dollar Store Glass Vase All Dressed Up

I'm so excited to share with you my idea for dressing up a dollar store glass vase with our beautiful 3 1/2" Cherry Clobber and Crumb Cake Scalloped Tulle Ribbon.
About a month ago, I was at the dollar store and saw some really nice glass vases...not wanting to pass up a bargain, I bought some. This vase is 8" tall and 3" around. So...I brought out the Scalloped Tulle Ribbon and wrapped it around the vase with Cherry Cobbler and then made a bow out of Crumb Cake Scalloped Tulle Ribbon. To set the entire vase off I added a Vanilla Citron candle from PartyLite. The smell is so yummy!

What I love about this project is it will go so well with my color scheme for Christmas. The tulle is held on the vase with a little bit of SNAIL Adhesive  and the bow is tied. After Christmas I can change the colors if I want a different look.

 What you will need to make this project

3 1/2" Cherry Clobber and Crumb Cake Scalloped Tulle Ribbon
SNAIL Adhesive

Non-Stampin' Up! items
Glass vase
Hope you like my purchase any of the Stampin' Up! products go to the top right side  bar and click on Shopping.
Happy Stampin'
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Simple and Quick Party Favor Baskets

Today I have  simple and Quick party favors. I'm not sure where the original idea came from, I just know they have been around for a long time. These Party Favor Baskets can be made into different sizes from 4" x 4" to 12" x 12" depending on  the look you want. The look of the basket can be changed by using different designer series paper, adding ribbon or other embellishments.
I started with a 12" X  12"sheet of Be of Good Cheer designer series paper and cut it to 6" X  6".  Score 2 inches on all four sides, crease with bone folder. Cut the outside sections just to the inside crease. Bring the two pieces together with the large piece on the inside. The two smaller pieces will cross over each other. These will be secured with a brad after the handle has been cut.
 For this project I chose the Tasteful Trim die. The die has four choices. For the smallest favor I chose the rick rack. For the larger favor I chose the next larger trim. The trim is 12" long, for this project I just cut the trim to fit the size of the basket.

 Next, I ran the Red Glimmer Paper through the Big Shot using the Snow Flurry Bigz Die. I attached the snowflake and handle at the same time using the Brights Old Olive Glimmer Brads.

 Products Used for this project

Be of  Good Cheer designer series paper
Snow Flurry Bigz Die
Tasteful Trim Bigz Die
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
Red Glimmer Paper
Brights Glimmer Brads
1/16" Circle Handheld Punch

No stamping on this but it would be cute to use this basket as a party favor and attach at label with your guests name for a dinner party.

Happy Stampin'! 
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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Thanksgiving Hostess Gift

Good Morning! I have another Thanksgiving Hostess gift for you today. Many of us will be traveling to a family or friends home this Thanksgiving Holiday. I have made a hostess gift that I know your hostess will love. It's a portfolio filled with four beautiful cards. When I make a portfolio as a gift I give the recipient a variety of cards in the same color scheme. Sentiments for these cards are; Birthday, Kindness, Friends and Thinking of You.

 For this portfolio I chose Whisper White card stock, Raspberry Ripple and Pink Pirouette inks and card stock Raspberry Ripple 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon and Pearl Basic Jewels.

Products used to make this project

Blooming with Kindness Stamp Set
Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple and Pink Pirouette card stock; Fan Fair Designer Series Paper 
Raspberry Ripple and Pink Pirouette Stampin' Pads
Raspberry Ripple Stitched 3/8" Satin Ribbon
Whisper White 5/8" Organza Ribbon 
Pearl Basic Jewels
Apothecary Accents Framelit
Bird Builder Punch 
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
SNAIL Adhesive
Stampin' Dimensionals

With my new blog layout you can just click on the "Shop Online" button on the right side bar to shop, email me or leave me a comment.
Wishing you a happy week end
Happy Stampin'!
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