Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas Candle

Well, you might notice you have 2 post today! A little mistake on my part yesterday, so you get them both today!! Oh well!
This is a quick, easy handmade gift idea! You can pick up jar candles
for such a great deal right now! (You just have to make sure you don't leave the candles unattended while they are lit!!)

Supplies Used....

Sweet Season Stamp Set
Soft Suede Stamp Pad
Very Vanilla, Real Red & Soft Suede & Card Stock
Merry Moments Designer Series Paper
Soft Suede Polka Dot Ribbon (Backwards)
Crystal Brads

Engagement Card

This is an engagement card I made for my Nephew Jeffrey & his Fiance Lindsay.
They had there engagement party this weekend, and of course a homemade card was in order!!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Fill the Season Card Holder

I took a day off to shop with my sisters, then hang out with my family, but I am back!
I hope you all had very fun, safe and blessed Thanksgivings!

I am now well on my way to being ready for Christmas! My house is decorated (except for my real tree, that comes next week!), my shopping is started, and so are my Christmas cards!

Today's idea is from Stampin' up! I think it would make a great teacher or co-worker gift!!
It is quick and easy, with no stamping!

Supplies used....

• None

• Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin'®

• None

• Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
• Sizzix Big Shot™
• Fancy Favor Bigz XL die

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!! I hope you all have a very blessed day!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

"A Ghirardelli Treat"

At Christmas time the come out with so many yummy flavors of Ghirardelli Chocolates!
A family favorite at out house is the Peppermint Bark! I wanted to have some on hand to pass out this year, and of course, i just didn't want a bowl full, I wanted a fun way to pass them out! So I got a swap awhile back with this pattern, so I just changed it to Christmas! Quick & easy, perfect! I hope you enjoy!!

Supplies Used....

Punch Pals Stamp Set
Real Red & Soft Suede Stamp Pad
Whisper White, Real Red & Soft Suede Card Stock
Christmas Cocoa Specialty Paper
Soft Suede Polka Dot, Red Double Stitched & Red Gingham Ribbon
Linen Thread
Tag Punches
Snowflake Punch
1/2" & 3/4" & 1 1/4" Circle Punches


Real Red Card stock cut at 7 x 4 1/4 score at 3 & 6
Patterned Paper cut at 2 1/4 x 6 1/2
Red double stitched ribbon cut at 6 1/2

In the photo above, the solid line, represents the sticky tape! (Fast directions, sorry)

After you score and add your sticky tape, fold over and adhere! Crimp the bottom.
I don't score the patterned paper, I just rap it around, and adhere it in the back.
Decorate the front, and you are done!!
I hope this helps!! Let me know if you need more details!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

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Monday, November 23, 2009

"Snowflake Paint Can"

It is always fun to receive a gift in a handmade package, I always say, It a gift in a gift!
I love using paint cans, they are so quick and easy, and come in so many fun sizes now!
I especially think they are great for homemade goodies or Lotions & soaps!

Supplies used....

Punch Pals Stamp Set
Soft Suede Stamp Pad
Soft Suede & Whisper White Card Stock
Soft Suede Polka Dot Ribbon
Snowflake Bigz Die & Sizzix
Snowflake Punch
Tag Punches
3/4" & 1" Circle Punches
Crystal brads

Sunday, November 22, 2009

"December Calendar"

A couple of years ago I was given this fun frame for my birthday! Ever since I have used
it for a calendar. I am a little ahead of schedule this time, because I never made a November one - time flies in the stampin' room!! Well, I decided I would go with more of a winter theme, so I can bring it right into January!

Supplies Used...

Christmas Cocoa Specialty Paper
Soft Suede Card Stock
Taken With Teal Card Stock
Soft Suede Polka Dot Ribbon
Snowflake Punch
Linen Thread
Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint Mist
(Pre-Bought dry erase Calendar Sheet)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

"Christmas Goody"

I'm sure you can tell, I love stamping for Christmas!! This may seem a little over the top,
but sometimes, I just don't know when to stop! The bow with the snowflakes and the bells on the end, remind me of the ties on the ponchos my grandma used to knit for us when we were little, I don't know why! Anyway, this is a fun bag, made from the Big Shot "Fancy Favor Die". You can put so many different goodies in it, I chose gum drops!

Other supplies used....

Holiday Best Hostess Stamp Set
Real Red & Always Artichoke Marker
Christmas Cocoa Specialty Paper
Always Artichoke Paper
Whisper White Paper
Snowflake Punch
Large Oval Punch
1 3/4" Circle Punch
Always Artichoke Grosgrain Ribbon
Silver Cording
Window Sheet
1/8" punch

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Shoppers Foot Soak

With Christmas Shopping in the midst, sore feet a sure thing for all!
So what better gift for friends and co-workers than a little soothing foot soak!
I just love this fun hostess stamp set from the Holiday Mini Catalog, "Snow Buddies"!
It worked perfectly with the foot soak that looks like snow!

Other supplies used.....

Bashful Blue Card Stock
Chocolate Chip Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
Black Stazon Stamp Pad
Chocolate Chip Stamp Pad
Bashful Blue Stamp Pad
Pumpkin Pie Stamp Pad
Blender Pen
Chocolate Chip Marker
1", 1 1/4", 1 3/8" circle Punches
Chocolate Chip Double Stitch Ribbon
Linen Thread
Small Cello Bag

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

"Gingerbread Goody"

I just love gingerbread cookies!! I wanted to come up with a fun, quick way to
package them up to give them to my friends, and this is what I came up with!!
Of course , I used the "Big Shot" again! I hope you like it!!

Supplies used....

Sweet Season Stamp Set
Real Red Stamp Pad
Real Red, Chocolate Chip & Very Vanilla Card Stock
Merry Moments Designer Series Paper
Spring Flower Sizzlits (Gingerbread Men)
White Gel Pen
Chocolate Grosgrain Ribbon
Red Gingham Ribbon
Playground Buttons
Linen Thread

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Okay, so today I had Jury duty, so you get another great Stampin' Up Idea!!

Santa Décor

  • Patterned Pines
    (set of 4; item 116525; hostess level 1)
  • Just Beclause
    (item 116640; $14.95)


  • Whisper White: 1" x 2-1/4"; 1-1/4" x 2-1/2"; 1-1/4" x 3"; 1-1/2" x 2-1/4"; 3" x 3"


  • Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Ruby Red Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Taken with Teal Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Jet Black StazOn pad
  • Basic Black Stampin' Write marker
  • Old Olive Stampin' Write marker
  • Ruby Red Stampin' Write marker
  • Taken with Teal Stampin' Write marker

Accessories & Tools

  • Old Olive 1-1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Aqua Painter
  • Tape
  • Toothpicks
  • Apothecary jar
  • White shredded card stock, tissue paper, or other filler
  1. Stamp santa image in Jet Black StazOn ink on Whisper White card stock (3" x 3"). Watercolor using Classic Stampin' Pads and Aqua Painter. Cut out, and tape to toothpick.
  2. Stamp trees in Old Olive and Taken with Teal ink on Whisper White card stock (1-1/4" x 2-1/2"; 1-1/4" x 3"; 1-1/2" x 2-1/4"). Cut out each tree, and tape to toothpick.
  3. Fill apothecary jar a quarter of the way with filler, and stick toothpicks into filler to create a snowy scene.
  4. Tie Old Olive 1-1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon around top of jar.
  5. Ink December 25 image using Stampin' Write markers, and stamp image on remaining piece of Whisper White card stock (1" x 2-1/4"). Color portions of ornaments using Classic Stampin' Pads and Aqua Painter. Tuck card stock under ribbon knot, and secure using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Monday, November 16, 2009

"Embossed Snowflake Tin"

This is one of the projects we made at my gifts for giving class!
I know I posted the tin a while back, but I thought I would show you what we put inside!
York Peppermint Patties! This would be a great gift to have on hand for anyone!
You can even add a gift card if you wanted!!

Supplies Used....

Patterned Pines Hostess Set
Season of Joy Stamp Set
Soft Suede & Elegant Eggplant & Versa Mark Stamp Pad
Whisper White, Soft Suede & Elegant Eggplant Card Stock
Christmas Cocoa Specialty Paper
Scallop, 1 1/4 & 1 3/8 Circle Punches
Tag Punches
Clear & Whisper White Embossing Powder
Heat Tool
Silver Cording

Crystal Brads

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Peppermint Goody

This is the 4th and final gift from my Gifts for giving class!
This is such a fun project, you can fill it with any of your favorite candies!!
This was so quick and easy, I will be making several of these!!

Supplies Used....

Delightful Decorations Stamp Set
Polka Dot Background Stamp
Ornament Punch
Real Real Stamp Pad
Real Red, Always Artichoke & Whisper White Card Stock
Real Red grosgrain Ribbon
Red Gingham Ribbon
Hemp Twine
Scallop Circle Bigz Die
Pillow Box
Jingle Bells

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Christmas Trees

I have had a lot of people ask me how to make these cute trees from
the cover of the holiday mini catalog! Well this weekend is crazy, with 2 workshops, and
a sick dog - everyone that comes knows Jordan, well she temporarily lost the use of her legs,
and needs 24 hour care! So my husband and I are switching off! So no time to stamp - so perfect tome to share Stampin' Up!'s great ideas!!

Wouldn't these look great in a holiday center piece? You could even use designer Series paper for the base of the trees, the possibilities are endless!!

Supplies they used....

Delightful Decorations set
Whisper White card stock & Old Olive textured card stock
The Write Stuff Specialty Designer Series paper
Bashful Blue, Old Olive, and Real Red Classic
Stampin’ Pads Soft Suede Stampin’ Write marker
Champagne Mist shimmer paint
Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter
Clips assortment
Merry & Bright Rub‐Ons
Ornament, 1/16″ Circle, and 3/4″ Circle punches

Click here for the pattern!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Snowflake Box

I love this box! It is featured in the Holiday mini Catalog!

Since my workshops are tonight and Sunday, I decided to get a project right from Stampin' Up!
If you would like the pattern for the box, look at the bottom of this post!!

Supplies Used...

Snow Buddies and Winter Post stamp sets
Real Red and Whisper White textured card
Basic Brown, Going Gray, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pads
Basic Brown Stampin’ Write markers
Mistletoe Ribbon Originals
linen thread
Button Latte Designer buttons
White Circle Aluminum Metal Edge tags
Aqua Painter 1/16″ Circle and 1‐3/4″Circle punches
Sizzix Big Shot & Snowflake #2 Bigz die

Click here for the pattern!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

"Winter Post" Cocoa Pocket Wallet

Every year I like to come up with a creative way to package up hot cocoa.
This year, I decide to use this great pattern by a fellow demonstrator, Becky Roberts, from her 12 Days of Christmas Ideas. I used her exact pattern, but changed the stamp set to "Winter Post" for a different look!

Other supplies used....

Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Old Olive & Very Vanilla Card Stock
Merry Moments Designer Series Paper
Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware
Olive Brads
Playground Buttons
Linen Thread
Red Grosgrain Ribbon
(Velcro for closure)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

"Always Remember"

I made this tile to honor my husband and my 2 boys that serve in the military!
Everyone knows, especially them, how proud I am of them!
Please remember to keep all of our soldiers in your prayers!
The soldiers at Fort Hood, where my son Garrett is serving now, especially needs prayer!
His unit was hit very hard, my prayers for comfort are with them!
Today I will be at Disneyland, they have a very nice parade honoring all
of there employees that serve! My husband will be in his uniform marching in the parade, as will several other employees!

Thank you to all who serve, and support those who serve!!

Supplies used....

Courage Stamp Set
Ribbon of Hope Stamp
Define your life Stamp Set
Wanted Stamp Set (Star)
Whisper White Card Stock
Brushed Silver Card Stock
Silver Encore Stamp Pad
Night Of Navy Craft Stamp Pad
Creamy Caramel Stamp Pad
Close to Cocoa Stamp Pad
Chocolate Chip Stamp Pad
Old Olive Stamp Pad
Crushed Curry Stamp Pad
Water Color Pencils
Aqua Painter
Clear Embossing Powder
Heat tool
Real Red Double Stitched Ribbon
Silver Cording

Long List of supplies...but well worth it, and easy to make!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Turkey "Sweet Treat" Favor

We made these cute little turkeys at our Stampin' Sisters
Meeting last month! I think they are so fun!

They are made with lots of punches and the Sweet centers stamp set!
Elizabeth Martinez provided this project for us, thank you Elizabeth!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Isn't this a great thank you card! It was in our demonstrator magazine last month! I love the color combination, and I love the addition of the little twigs, so cute!!

Supplies Used...
  • Chocolate Chip textured card stock
  • More Mustard textured card stock
  • Taken with Teal textured card stock
  • Very Vanilla textured card stock
  • Autumn Meadows Designer Series paper

  • Autumn Splender Stamp Set
  • Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Really Rust Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Really Rust Stampin' Write marker
  • Orchard Ribbon Originals
  • Linen thread
  • Button Latte Designer buttons
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Color Spritzer Tool
  • Sanding blocks
  • Sizzix Big Shot
  • Alphabet Simple Letters Bigz die set
  • Autumn Splender Stamp Set

Saturday, November 7, 2009

"Holiday Trivet "

Are you looking for great gift ideas? Isn't this fun!
Who couldn't use this? Even if someone doesn't like to cook - it is a cute decoration!!
Of course, it is stamped with "Winter Post"!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Gifts For Giving Class
Project #3
(Each purse holds 3 note cards w/envelopes!)

Don't forget to RSVP!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

"Birthday Gift bag"

I love days when I can hang out in my stampin' room and use supplies I don't normally use! Although I always use my Big Shot, I am not sure I have ever used this fun "Bird W / Leaves" Die.
It just fit perfectly on the "Scallop Circle #2" Die, doesn't it?

Anyway, I am always in need of little gift bags for gift cards and jewelery, and thought this would work great for either!
I love the color combo as well, I think it really pops!!

Other Supplies...

Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set
Basic Black, So Saffron & Whisper White Card Stock
Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper
Black & Crystal Brad
Large Oval & Designer Label Punch
Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
Silver Cording

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

"Skater Dude Card" (as my nephew would say)

Ok, so even though I am the mother of 3 boys, I tend to be pretty girly, girl in my stamping!
But I am always in need of boy cards! This is a little young for my boys, but I have nephews and friends who have younger boys, so thought it would be great for them!!

I also thought you all might be glad to have a few breaks from holiday stamping! (Sorry, I love stamping for the holidays!! It is my Favorite!!)

Supplies Used...

Extreme Elements Stamp Set
Extreme Skateboard Stamp
Always Artichoke Stamp Pad & Card Stock
Night of Navy Craft & Classic Stamp Pad & Card Stock
Kraft Card Stock
Clear embossing Powder
Heat Tool
Jumbo eyelets
Navy Grosgrain Ribbon
Linen Thread

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Gifts For Giving Class
Project # 2

We will make 4 great gifts for only $20!!

The dates are:

Friday, November 13th @ 6:30 PM
Sunday, November 15th @ 2:00 PM

Monday, November 2, 2009


Just thinking about my boys today, so I pulled out My "Courage" Stamp set! (If I pulled this out and stamped every time I thought of them, I wouldn't get a thing done!) Since I actually get to go see Eric this week (YEAH!!!!) I will send this card off to Garrett!

Thank you to all who serve, and have family members that serve!!

Supplies used....

Courage Stamp Set
Real Red, Night Of Navy & Natural White Card Stock
Water Color Paper
Black Stazon Stamp Pad
Night Of Navy Stamp Pad
Watercolor Crayons
Aqua painter
Jumbo Eyelets
Vintage Brads
Hemp Twine
Star Punch
Cutter Kit (Distressing Tool)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

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