Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Full of Blessings Card - Give Thanks


Hi Stampers!  It's sure getting a little chilly here in the morning but I'm really thankful that it's not raining YET..... 

Here's one of my five projects we did at the Holiday Workshop last weekend.  I love this color combination (More Mustard, Soft Suede, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla).  The stamped images on my card front are heat embossed to give more deeper impression with the new Early Espresso Emboss Powder. 

I love the idea of stamping/heat-embossing on a piece of the First Edition DSP.  Plus watercoloring the stamped image makes it more visual too.  LOVE IT!!!

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great day!

Full of Blessings Stamp Set (Holiday Catalog, page 32)
wood #128078 $23.95
clear #128081 $17.95




Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Snowflake Soiree Merry Card


Hi Stampers!  I have been playing with the new Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stampin' Pad lately and want to share this card with you today.  As a SU demonstrator I receive a monthly magazine from SU and spotted a similar card featured in the magazine a few days ago.  Actually the featured card was done with the SU Shimmer Paint but I used the Illuminate Glimmer ink to make this card instead. 



Here's a close-up photo for you.  I hope you can see the snowflakes better.  I stamped them in three different ways.  The large snowflake (top left) was stamped in Wild Wasabi first and then stamped in Illuminate Glimmer ink over the Wild Wasabi image.  The medium size snowflakes were stamped in  Illuminate Glimmer ink.  The small snowflakes were stamped in Baja Breeze ink.  I think the Illuminate Glimmer ink works best on a darker card stock but you can still add a luminescent shimmer to any stamped images on a lighter card stock. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful day!














Supply List
Stamps - Snowflake Soiree, Tiny Tags, More Merry Messages
Paper - Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink - Illuminate Glimmer Watermark, Wild Wasabi, Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler
Tools and Accessories - Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Whisper White Baker's Twine,
5/8" Organza Ribbon, Sponge Daubers
Big Shot - Snow Flurry Bigz Die
Non-SU - Hot Glue

Monday, September 24, 2012

Frosty Friends - Catalog CASEing


Happy Monday!  Hope you all had a great weekend.  Our Holiday Workshop at Carrie Blake was another GREAT success!!!  Thank you to those crafters who came to the workshop for making it a fun event.  And for those who couldn't make it this time Doodlebugs and I are excited to tell you that we are planning another one in November.  So stay tuned for more information in the next few weeks as we wrap up our thoughts and plans!!! 

Today's card looks probably familiar to you.  It's a CASE from page 9 of the Holiday Catalog.  I just changed my card a little bit by adding a piece of DSP instead of a card stock and added a big button.  I LOVE Stampin' Up! catalogs.  There are so many samples that you can CASE (Copy And Share Everything).



Aren't they SO CUTE?  This card makes me HAPPY!!! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Hope you will have a great week! 













Supply List
Stamps - Frosty Friends and Greetings of the Season
Paper - Pool Party, Whisper White, Naturals White, Snow Festival DSP
Ink - Staz On Black, VersaMark
Tools and Accessories - Aqua Painter, Stampin' Write Markers (Real Red, Old Olive, Pink Pirouette, Pumpkin Pie), Black Emboss Powder, Emboss Buddy, Heat Tool, Basic Pearls, Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details, Brights Designer Buttons, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine
Big Shot - Delicate Design Folders, Finishing Touches Edgelits

Friday, September 21, 2012

Gift Tag - Mitten Punch


Happy Friday!  Here's a super easy gift tag to share with you today.  The base of the tag is the Two Tags Bigz Die.  I love the scallop edge and our 1/3/4" Scallop Circle Punch is perfect to layer with.  I used scrap pieces of DSP to punch the mitten and a circle punch-out.  A good way to use up your scraps!!!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Tomorrow is a big day for me.  It's the Holiday Workshop at Carrie Blake!!!!  It will be a lot of FUN!!!!  Have a wonderful weekend!













Supply List
Stamps - Greetings of the Season
Paper - Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Cherry Cobbler Core'dinations Card Stock, Be of Good Cheer
Ink - Gumball Green
Tools and Accessories - Mitten Punch, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch
Big Shot - Two Tags Die

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Perfectly Preserved Thank You Card - Apple


Hi Stampers!  Here is a simple and clean card to share with you.  Now look at the apple......


 
I made it dimensional!!!  It even has a cute polka-dot design on both sides.  The apple will be flat so that you can put in an envelope and mail it to someone special. 
 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a good day!!! 
 
 
 
Supply List
Stamps - Perfectly Preserved
Paper - Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Orchard Harvest DSP
Ink - Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, Raspberry Ripple
Tools and Accessories - Small Oval Punch, Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Paper Pierce Mat
Big Shot - Cannery Framelits, Labels Collection Framelits, Woodgrain Embossing Folder

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Evergreen Two Step Christmas Card


Hi Stampers!  Here is one of the projects we are doing at my Card Club workshops this month.  I love Cherry Cobbler and Gumball Green combination!!!



To stamp the tree in two different shades of color, I stamped the "solid" tree in Gumball Green first.  Then I applied the Platinum Shimmer Paint directly to the "outlined" tree with a Sponge Dauber.  I also used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp over the solid image perfectly.  What a cool tool to get the perfect result!!! 



The background embossed image is the new Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder.  When I was designing this card, I was looking for a shinny sparkly image so I sprayed the Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz over the embossed paper.  I LOVE the pearlized accent!!!  Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great day!!!


 
 
Supply List
Stamps - Evergreen, More Merry Messages
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Gumball Green, Snow Festival DSP
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green
Tools and Accessories - Platinum Shimmer Paint, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, Sponge Daubers, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Gumball Green Ribbon, Round Designer Ribbon Slides, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Paper-Piercing Tool
Big Shot - Apothecary Accents Framelits, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Finishing Touches Edgelits

Monday, September 17, 2012

Last Chance to Register & Sneak Peek

 

I'm so excited that the Holiday Workshop is almost here.  Doodlebugs and I are in the final process of getting everything ready for our big event at Carrie Blake on Saturday, the 22nd.  If you haven't purchased your ticket, you don't want to wait any longer!!!  I have a very limited number of tickets left with me.  Please let me know ASAP if you are planning to buy yours from me at my Card Club workshops this week. 

Here are some close-up photos of some of my projects for you!  I have been working on these projects for several weeks and am dying to show them off!!!  My projects are:
  • Mason Jar filled with Gift Tags
  • Halloween Treat Bag
  • Thanksgiving Card
  • 2013 Desktop Calendar (not shown here)
  • Christmas Card/Gift Card Holder (not shown here)


 
Mason Jar filled with Gift Tags


 
Halloween Treat Bag




Thanksgiving Card
 
Remember Doodlebugs have five more projects-there are 10 self-paced projects in total at the workshop.  Please contact Doodlebugs or me to purchase your tickets before they are GONE!!! 
 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful week!
 
 


Friday, September 14, 2012

Frosty Friends Christmas Card


Happy Friday!!!  Meet these adorable Frosty Friends!!! Aren't they so cute?
 

I hope you can see the snowballs that I used the new Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details (127845) to add some silver sparkle texture. It's so pretty!!!


I have been playing with the Stampin' Up! Designer Fabric and had a strip of ribbon in my scrap pile, so I tied a bow and adhere it to the front of the card.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful weekend!!!













Supply List
Stamps - Frosty Friends, More Merry Messages
Paper - Baja Breeze, Real Red, Naturals White
Ink - VersaMark, Baja Breeze
Tools and Accessories - Black Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Aqua Painter, Real Red Marker, Pink Pirouette Marker, Pumpkin Pie Marker, Daffodil Delight Marker, Candy Cane Designer Fabric, Rhinestones, Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details
Big Shot - Apothecary Accents Framelits (127003), Delicate Designs Embossing Folder (127023), Finishing Touches Edgelits

 


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Perfectly Preserved Thank You Card - Raspberry Ripple


I LOVE this card!!!!  It's simple and clean but absolutely PRETTY!!!  I never thought Raspberry Ripple and Gumball Green combination would be a great compliment to each other like this before...


It's hard to see the sparkly flowers in this photo but they have some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter applied with the 2-Way Glue Pen.  I LOVE the "thank you" embellishment by layering the stamped sentiment with two Framelits die-cut pieces from the Window Frames Collection and Bitty Banners Framelits Sets.  I happened to have the Gumball Green banner piece in my scrap pile so that's how it ended up there.  You don't want to waste anything, right? 


Here's is the inside of the card.  I like the little flowers on the bottom too.

Here are the measurements for you:
  • Raspberry Ripple - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4" (card base), 2-3/4" x 4-1/4" (layer), scrap (die cut)
  • Gumball Green - 5-3/8" x 4-1/8", 2-7/8" x 4-3/8", scrap (die cut)
  • Whisper White - 2-5/8" x 4-1/8", 4" x 5-1/4" (card inside), scrap (sentiment)
  • Early Espresso - 1-1/2" x 5-1/4"
  • Orchard Harvest DSP - 2-1/2" x 5-1/4"



Don't forget the Back to Spool promotion!!!  This Raspberry Ripple Ribbon is one of the five colors featured for this month's FREE ribbon special with EVERY $40 order (before shipping and tax).

Item Description
Retail Value
126848
Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
$ 8.95
126847
Midnight Muse 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
$ 8.95
126844
Primrose Petals 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
$ 8.95
126845
Raspberry Ripple 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
$ 8.95
126846
Summer Starfruit 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
$ 8.95

Click HERE to go to my online store and take advantage of this limited-time offer!!!!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I can't wait to create this card with the Ink Pad Club girls tonight!!!  If you are local and wish to come to tonight's workshop, please contact me.  We will be making two cards.  The cost is $5 for two cards or FREE with an order of $15 or more.  Please bring your basic tools and adhesive with you.  Have a great day!!!













Supply List
Stamps - Perfectly Preserved (Holiday Catalog)
Paper - Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Orchard Harvest DSP
Ink - Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Early Espresso
Tools and Accessories - Raspberry Ripple Ribbon, Small Oval Punch, Dazzling Diamonds, 2 Way Glue Pen
Big Shot - Window Frames Collections Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Evergreen Christmas Card


Hi Stampers!  I have a very simple and pretty card for you today.  I love this color combination (Baja Breeze and Basic Gray)!  Isn't it gorgeous?

 

I stamped the tree image in the new Illuminate Glimmer Watermark ink and then stamped the sentiment in StazOn Black over it.  I know it's hard for you to see it in the photo but this new Glimmer Watermark ink really adds a luminescent shimmer to the tree and it's SO PRETTY!!!



So I was trying to see the difference between the new Illuminate Glimmer Watermark ink and the Platinum Shimmer Paint.  The Platinum Shimmer Paint has much deeper shimmery effect than the Glimmer Watermark ink but the sentiment in the middle is harder to see.  It's still pretty though in my opinion. 

Thank you for stopping by today.  Take care!!!














Supply List
Stamps - Evergreen
Paper - Baja Breeze and Basic Gray, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink - Illuminate Glimmer Watermark, StazOn Black
Tools and Accessories - Merry Minis Punch Pack, Baja Breeze Seam Binding, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Pierce Mat, Paper-Piercing Tool
Big Shot - Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies, Large Scallop Edgelits

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Googly Ghouls Spider in the Jar Card


Hi there!  I had so much fun creating this card.  Isn't the spider in the jar SO STINKING CUTE???  I had no intentions of making a Halloween card this morning but couldn't resist when this idea popped into my head.  Oh, well!  Here you have it!!!


I hope you can see the embossed background with the Spider Web Embossing Folder.  I sponged it with the new Illuminate Glimmer Watermark ink to add a luminescent shimmer to the embossed image. 


Here is the inside of my card.  The stamp is from the Seasonal Sayings Stamp Set in the Holiday Catalog.  I stamped it with Basic Black and Tangerine Tango Stampin' Markers. 

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful day!!!













Supply List
Stamps - Googly Ghouls, Seasonal Sayings, Perfectly Preserved
Paper - Basic Gray, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP
Ink - StazOn Black, VersaMark, Illuminate Glimmer Watermark
Tools and Accessories - Basic Black Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stamping Sponges, Ghoulish Googlies Designer Kit (googly eyes, Pumpkin Pie/White Baker's Twine), Basic Black Marker, Tangerine Tango Marker, Tangerine Tango Scallop Dots Ribbon
Big Shot - Spider Web Embossing Folder, Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies, Cannery Set Framelits Dies

Monday, September 10, 2012

Ornament Framelits Card


Happy Monday!  Here is a gorgeous card we did at my Card Club workshops last month.  It looks too complicated but it's actually quite simple to create.  You just need to know a few tricks that make this card unique......


I hope you can see how I die-cut the front of my card.  It's the same technique that I shared with another card.  Click HERE to see the instructions.  Please note the linked instructions include a patterned paper but you can skip the part for this card. 


We used three different ornament images at our workshops.  To stamp the ornaments we blended Real Red ink refill and Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint for the red ornaments and applied the blended color to the stamp with a Sponge Dauber.  For the green card we blended Lucky Limeade and Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint.  The Champagne Shimmer Paint adds a gorgeous shinning gold accents.  Just simply GORGEOUS!!!

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful week!













Supply List
Stamps - Ornament Keepsakes, More Merry Messages
Paper - Real Red, Very Vanilla, Candlelight Christmas DSP, Champagne Glimmer Paper
Ink - Real Red ink pad and refill, Lucky Limeade ink pad and refill
Tools and Accessories - Champagne Shimmer Paint, Sponge Dauber, 1/8" Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon, Decorative Label Punch
Big Shot - Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies, Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder

Friday, September 7, 2012

Layered Labels Heartfelt Card


Happy Friday!!!  I have a gorgeous card to share with you today.  I don't know why but this card makes me happy....probably the colors that I used.  They are Cajun Craze, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla. 


The stamped image is heat-embossed with the Gold Emboss Powder.  I used the Blender Pen and Cajun Craze ink to color in the "Heartfelt" word to add a little more color to the image.  The Very Vanilla Seam Binding and Antique Brad add a little more fancy look.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful weekend!!!













Supply List
Stamps - Layered Labels
Paper - Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Comfort Cafe DSP
Ink - Cajun Craze, VersaMark
Tools and Accessories - Gold Emboss Powder, Heat Too, Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Antique Brads, Blender Pens
Big Shot - Paper Doily Sizzlits L, Apothecasry Accents Framelits (127003)

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Christmas Gift Bag


Hi there!  I had so much fun making this adorable gift bag with the new 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch the other day.  The bag is actually a lunch bag I found in my kitchen.  I got an idea from the Holiday Catalog and had to give it a try. 


It was super easy so I had to make another one!  This time I added a piece of DSP on top to add more color to the bag.  I LOVE the new Sweater Trim!!!  It makes a great handle for the bag and really adds an extra touch to any projects. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you will give it a try to make your own gift bags this Holiday season.  I'm sure you have some lunch bags at home.  It a great way to clean your stash of DSP scraps!!!  Have a great day!!!













Supply List
Stamps - Joyous Celebrations (Holiday Catalog)
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Be of Good Cheer DSP, Snow Festival DSP, Champagne Glimmer Paper
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Early Espresso
Tools and Accessories - 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Merry Minis Punch Pack, Scallop Border Punch, Cherry Cobbler/Whisper White Baker's Twine, Gumball Green Sweater Trim, Brushed Bronze Designer Buttons, Basic Rhinestones
Big Shot - Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Petals-a-Plenty Folder
Non-Stampin' Up! - Lunch Bags