Monday, December 30, 2013

Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Thank You Card

This time of year I need a lot of thank you cards. I will be sending this card out to someone from my Christmas list. This beautiful card is made with Peaceful Petals Stamp Set and Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Card from the Occasions Catalog which will go live on January 3, 2014.
I used Whisper White card stock for the flower and Gumball Green card stock for the leaves. I embossed the flower with clear embossing powder after I stamped the image with Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin' Pad. The leaves I stamped with Wild Wasabi Embossing power and used the Heat Tool for the flowers and leaves to melt the embossing powder. 
I stamped the flower three times and using a Blender Pen I colored the flowers with Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin' pad then cut out the middle and top sections, and the leaves using my Paper Snips. I layered the flowers using Stampin' Dimensionals.
I used So Saffron Stampin' Write Marker to color in the center of the flower.  I really like the look of the Watercolor note cards.

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Friday, December 27, 2013

Sneak Peak from New Occasions Catalog

I hope you all had a great Christmas with family and friends. Our family had an very enjoyable day. It's always so nice to get together and share food, stories and memories.

Today I have some samples from the up and coming Occasions Catalog that you can order from on January 3, 2014.

Because of Stampin' Up! policy this can just be a sneak peek for today.  I love the colors and the new stamps! 
More new products tomorrow. Be sure to come back and see what I've been up to lately!

Until then...HAPPY STAMPIN'!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

One Christmas Eve Changed Our Lives Forever

Forty Five years ago today the way we looked at Christmas Eve changed forever. We would go out to dinner, look at the Christmas lights in our town and then attend midnight services at Church. Well, in 1968 our plans changes.
I was up at 6 am baking last minute cookies, getting ready for our big family dinner the next day. Our baby was due on December 20th but that day came and went and we thought she would arrive when she was ready. 1 pm that day, she announced she was ready. Having had a baby boy 17 months before, I knew I was in labor. Off to the hospital we went. We left our son Dan at our friends Pam and Ken Beach's house.

At 5:45 pm Pamela Jane Giggy came into the world. She was healthy and so beautiful! Back then, there was no way of knowing if you were going to have a boy or girl. We had to wait until the doctor said, "it's a girl"!
It was a beautiful night. Snow was falling softly and slowly from the sky. Our church which was next door to the hospital was ringing their bells from the early Christmas Eve service and the parking lights made the snow sparkle like diamonds. But best of all I had our baby girl in my arms. We were so blessed to have a healthy real live baby doll that Christmas!

Here is Pam's birthday card this year. When she was a child we would celebrate her birthday the week before. Otherwise it was too overwhelming for her. Too much excitement.

Here is the card for our daughter in-law, Maria Giggy. We had no idea when Dan first brought Maria home that she shared her birthday with Pam.

 Over the past 20 years we have had some fun times with the girls celebrating their birthdays together at our home. One year after opening their birthday gifts, the girls put their heads together and came up with the idea we should all open our Christmas gifts that night. After several minutes of discussing or should I say voting, we all opened our Christmas gift that night. There was wrapping paper, ribbons, and gifts all over the living room floor. We had a blast. Both of the girls had felt so different from the other kids in their school classes and friends because they had been the only one with a Christmas Eve birthday. Now they didn't feel different anymore.

I first saw the idea of using cupcake lines for cards at Pattystamps   
I fell in love with the idea. Having six granddaughters, I am always looking for new and fun ideas to make them cards or 3-D projects for them.  I went to the Dollar Store and picked up some liners and decided to fold them in half and then fold them 1/4 more so the skirts looked more 3-D. 

Products I used to make these cards
Whisper White, Garden Green and Real Red card stock
Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper
Dress Up Framelits Die
Big Shot Cutting Machine
1/8" Real Red Taffeta Ribbon
3/8" Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon
Snail, Mini Glue Dots, and Stampin' Dimensionals
Large Basic Rhinestones

Thank you all for visiting my blog, leaving me comments and participating in my Blog Candy Give-a-Ways!

Wishing you and your families a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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Monday, December 23, 2013

Tutorial for Christmas Candy Hidden Surprise...Last Minute Gift

Today I have a last minute  project that I'm positive everyone who receives it will be happy and enjoy the surprise!

M & M Candy Jars

Hidden inside down under all the M & M's is a recycled toilet paper roll covered in designer series paper; inside is money. The top and bottom of the paper roll is covered with designer series paper to protect the candy from getting inside with the money. If you look at the picture above you will see in the middle of the jar a cardboard roll. That's where the money is hidden.

I made jars for our grandchildren and four of our neighborhood children.

Tutorial for the M & M Candy Jars

I used recycled toilet paper rolls cut in half due to the size of the jelly jars. I added Season of Style designer series paper using Sticky Stip to hold the paper to the roll.

Using my bone folder I pressed down the designer series paper on the card board roll.

I used Sticky Strip on the inside and outside of the roll to make sure the roll will stay together.

Next I put the money inside the toilet paper roll and placed it inside the jar.

All that I need to do was fill the jar with M & M candies. I used Regular and Peanut M & M's. The circle of designer series paper keeps the candy clean.
Once the jar is full of candy and you make sure the toilet paper roll can't be seen, put the lid on and decorate as you'd like.
I used a variety of stamps, ribbons and papers on mine.

What you need to make this project

Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper
Whisper White Card Stock
Cherry Cobbler 3/4" Chevron, White Bakers Twine, Coastal Cabana 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim, Real Red,  and Wild Wasabi 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Color me Christmas and Best of Snow stamp sets
Snail and Sticky Strip Adhesive
Stampin' Dimensionals
Black Stazon Ink
Gumball Green, Real Red, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Coastal Cabana, and Wild Wasabi  Stampin' Write Markers
Basic Rhinestones
Mica Flakes retired
Paper Snips
Paper Trimmer
Jingle Bells retired 
Scallop Circle Punch
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
Circles Collection and Labels Collection Framelits

Non Stampin' Up! items

Glass Jars
Toilet paper rolls
Candy of choice

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Until next time...Happy Stamin'!
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Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas Gifts and Coordinating Christmas Cards

Christmas Gift and Card for my doctor, Gabriela Palmitessa
I used Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series paper on the wreath and card.

Sorry this is blurry

Gift and Card for Vanda, R.N.

Instructions for the Double Pocket Card is posted on 12/12/13

Stampin' Up! Products needed to make these gifts and cards

Winter Frost and Season of Style Designer Paper
Gold and Silver Glimmer Paper
Whisper White card stock
Brushed Gold card stock 
Warmth & Wonder,  Snow Buddies, and Tags 4 You
Festive Flurry Clear Stamp set and Framelit Dies
Gold and Silver Metallic Encore Ink Pad
Classic Coastal Cabana Stampin' Pad
Basic Rhinestones and Large Basic Rhinestones
Sliver, Gold and Clear Embossing Powder
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
Heat Tool
Real Red, Gumball Green,  Coastal Cabana, Soft Sky, Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, Black Stazon, Tangerine Tango, and Tempting Turquoise Stampin' Write Markers
Delicate Details Lace Tape
Snail Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, and Stick Strip
Cherry Cobbler, Soft Sky Seam Binding, 5/8" Whisper White Organza Ribbon,Whisper White 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, and 1/8' Silver Ribbon
Chalk Talk Framelits
Gift Bow Bigs L Die
Gift Box
Eyelet Border Punch now retired
Label Bracket, Modern Label, and Large Oval Punch
Frosted Finishes Embellishments
Paper Trimmer
Paper Snips

Non Stampin' Up! Products
Glue Gun
Red Sharpie Marker to color Large Rhinestones
Medium Glass Christmas Ornament
Styrofoam wreath
Straight pins 

Until next time...Happy Stampin' !
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