Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Batty For You Cookie Bag

I have a friend that needs a little pick me up, so I baked her some cookies, and stamped this quick little bag. I love all the stamp sets that work perfectly with punches! It makes projects go so fast! Plus, don't you just love googly eyes, they put a smile on everyones face! Not to mention, it is so much for fun to get a goodie in a hand stamped package!!

Supplies used....

Batty Jumbo Wheel & Handle
Batty For You Stamp Set
Pumpkin Pie Stamp pad
Basic Black Stamp Pad
Basic Black Card Stock
Pumpkin Pie Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
Eggplant Elegant Card Stock
White Gel Pen
Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
Pumpkin Grosgrain Ribbon

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Shop for retired ribbons, designer series paper and other Stampin' Up! accessories while supplies last.

Orders must be placed online so be sure to use the link below and then go to the shop now button and select the Clearance Rack Section on the left of the page.

All orders can be shipped directly to you and can be combined with current merchandise.

My Digital Studio Card

My digital studio isn't just for scrapbooking! You can make fun cards for any occasion as well! Here is a Christmas one one that took me about 5 minutes to make! It is amazing, and too fun!! This program will be available on October 1st!! I have had so much fun with it, I know you will as well. It is $79.95, and if you hold a $400 workshop in the month of October, you get it for 50% off!! Isn't that awesome! You can either bring your friends to my house, I can come to yours or you can have a catalog party!

Monday, September 28, 2009

"Sweet Centers"
Sunflower Jar!

I thought this was a fun way to use the "Sweet Centers" stamp set, without having to use a latch or pull-up system! When some see the treat in the center of your projects, they can just open the jar and enjoy!!

Other supplies used...

Crushed Curry Stamp pad
Old Olive Stamp Pad
Whisper White Card Stock
Crushed Curry Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon

Sunday, September 27, 2009

"Sweet Season" Card

This is card number two from my Christmas card workshop! I had so much fun coming up with cards ( and I did copy a few of my favorites too!) The rest will be a surprise for you all, although I do have them all planned out and the samples made, yeah!! This event is always a favorite, with a great turn out! I am really looking froward to it!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

"Dasher" Card

This is a sneak peak from my upcoming Christmas card workshop! We will be making 10 different cards! I am away at my women's retreat this weekend, so you will get to see one more tomorrow!!

Friday, September 25, 2009

My Favorite Set "Courage"

The name of the set says it all!! Having 2 boys in the Army and a husband in the Coast Guard, this was the first set I bought, and the set I use the most!!

I used the bleach technique on this card. The image is stamped on Kraft card stock then I bleach out the area I wanted to add in skin color and white too! To bleach, I use my regular house hold bleach that I dip an old blender pen in (I feel I have the most control with that) I let that area dry, and then watercolor with an Aqua Painter and Watercolor Wonder Crayons.

Other Supplies used...

Service & Sacrifice Stamp Set
Hero Jumbo Wheel
Night of Navy Jumbo Cartridge
Night of Navy Card Stock
Real Red Card Stock
Kraft Card Stock
Real Red Stamp Pad
Black Stazon Stamp Pad
Star punch
Silver Brad
Red Double-Stitched Ribbon

Thursday, September 24, 2009

"My Little Purse"

This is a little purse I came up with when I could not figure out a different pattern. I think I wrote it down wrong, which works out great for me because I love this little purse, and it is so easy!! You will actually get to make one of these adorable purses in my November "Gifts 4 Giving" class with a few note cards! This is your little sneak peak! I made these with the Stampin' Up! key chains for door prizes for my "Stamp 4 Our Troops" events!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Sweet Treat

Everyone that knows me, knows I love candy, especially red licorice! So I got one of my Stampin' Up! orders in, I opened the box and saw my new "Table Setting" Die for the big shot, and I was so excited to use it!! So, this is what I came up with! This is the piece you would use for the napkin wrap, but it works great for sooooooo many other things as well!
Other supplies used...

Pumpkin Patch Stamp Set
Night & Day Specialty Designer series paper
Whisper White Card Stock
Basic Black Card stock
Dusty Durango Card Stock
Dusty Durango Stamp Pad
Old Olive Stamp Pad
Basic Black Stamp Pad
(any greeting stamp)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Trick -or-Treat Ready

My jars are filled (they might not stay that way), decorated, and ready for cute little trick - or- treaters to visit! The Spooky Spider Jar is made with the Decor Element "Spooky Spider". I used the Medium size since my jar is so tall! You can find him on page 7 of the Definitely Decorative Catalog! The tag on the small jar is made with the very popular, "Batty For You"
Stamp set, and of course I tied it all together with my favorite Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Photo Clip Board

These are such great gifts ideas! They are quick and easy, and take you can make them to fit into any decor, or for any occasion!

The supplies I used for this one are as follows:

Chip board - # 11072 Book basics (4 pieces)
Night & Day Designers Series Paper #116768
Basic Black Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
Basic Black Striped grosgrain Ribbon
Basic Black grosgrain Ribbon
Black Gingham Ribbon
Build a Brads

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so I got a little head start with projects! If you do a cancer walk, have friends going through cancer, or just want to make others aware of how important it is to get checked out, you might want to make one of these projects!!
Supplies Used Were the Following ...

I used the "Ribbon of Honor" Stamp, item # 115552, and it is only $7.95!!
Melon Mambo Card Stock, Designer Series Paper, ribbon & Stamp Pad
Basic Black Card stock, Stamp Pad & 5/8 grosgrain ribbon
Whisper white card stock
Crystal brads
Oval Punch & Scallop Oval Punch
Window Sheets Pillow Box Die
(Of course not all supplies used on every project!)

The great thing with these projects, and the "Ribbon of Honor" Stamp, you can change the paper and ink color for the cause the is near and dear to your heart!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Christmas Treat Box

These boxes are just great, I love them!! they are so easy, all you have to do is add a few embellishments and or a tag, and you are done! They are coated, and food safe, so they are great for packaging up your holiday treats for all of your friends! They are item # 115690, and they are only $3.95 for a package of 5!! This is the one we will be putting all of our Christmas cards in in the "Christmas Card Workshop" isn't it so cute!!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Lately I have been needing a lot of praying for you cards, not always a great thing, but it is a blessing to lift someones spirits with a hand stamped card! Anyway, I have found myself using this stamp set, "Thoughts and Prayers" so often, I just love it! On this card I used the Faux Silk technique, an oldie, but goodie! So I thought I would share it with you as a reminder, or maybe even as a new technique!

Faux Silk Technique

Step 1- Stamp images on tissue paper.

Step 2- Color images if necessary.

Color carefully. The ink will bleed through the tissue paper.

Step 3- Crinkle tissue paper. Smooth out and set aside.

Step 4- Apply adhesive of your choice over the entire piece of neutral card stock.

Step 5- Spread tissue paper over adhesive. Smooth out most wrinkles.

Step 6 - Trim excess tissue paper.

Step 7- Finish your card.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Halloween Chocolate Bar Treat

This is a fun Halloween treat! I love to make covered chocolate bars. They are so fun and easy, and everyone loves to get them!

Tasty Sweet Stamp Set
Basic Black Card Stock
Summer Sun Card Stock

Whisper White Card Stock
Pumpkin Pie Designer Series Paper
Basic Black Stamp Pad

Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker

Summer Sun Stampin' Write Marker
Black 5/8 grosgrain Ribbon
Black Gingham ribbon
Scallop Square Punch
Paper Piercer

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

You can now Pre-Pay for classes!!

I am excited to announce that you can now prepay for classes on my blog!! It is through PayPal, and very secure! You just click on the appropriate link to the left! This is going to be so helpful for just think, you don't even have to make sure you have the right amount of cash!! Now that I have my PayPal up and running, I hope to have my kits available for purchase soon.

Okay, so fun creating projects just for you guys to see on my blog!! Isn't this the cutest little pumpkin basket! It is the perfect size for to chocolate nuggets!! Anyway, I saw a punch art pumpkin basket somewhere, and when I went back to find it, of course I couldn't! So here is my version and directions! I hope you enjoy it!!


Cut card stock to 2-1/2" x 5-3/4".
Score along the bottom at 1".
Score along the length at 1-3/4", 2-3/4", 4-1/2" and 5-1/2"
Punch 5 ovals out of Pumpkin Pie card stock with the Wide Oval. Punch Stem out of Old olive card stock with Modern Label Punch, then sponge the edges of all pieces with Soft Suede Stamp pad, and add stitching with your white gel pen.
Cut old olive handle @ 6" x 3/4".
Assemble the box, add the pumpkin to the front with dimensionals, put the handle on with brads,
add a bow around the stem with Linen thread and your done!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Digital Scrapbooking is on its way! You can order it on October 1st! We got to get it a little early so we can learn how to use it! The good news is, it is so easy!! I just love it, I know you will too!
I have my first a page on my website, and here is my second one! If you have any questions, just let me know!

Monday, September 14, 2009

These are the project we made in the September workshops! This is always one of my favorites! the weather was even a little cooler on Sunday, so that was nice!! Isn't the little pumpkin lantern just adorable!! If you were not able to make it to the workshop, at least you can see the cute projects!! Below are the supplies used to make the very cute, "Sweet Treat" favor! It is the perfect project when you need to make a lot!! It is so cute, and fast & easy to make!


Sweet Centers Stamp set
Sweet Treat Cups
Whisper White Card Stock
Pumpkin Pie Card Stock
Eggplant Elegant Card Stock
5/8 Olive grosgrain ribbon
Lolly pop Sticks

Welcome to my blog! This will be a learning process for me, but it will be very exciting! I plan on posting projects weekly, and sometimes more often when I just can't wait!! You will find details on classes, projects and specials here! I will also be adding a paypal link so you can prepay for classes, and buy class kits! I hope you enjoy it! Please feel free to leave comments, questions and ideas!

Thank you!!