Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Tags 4 You Thanksgiving Favors

Hi Everyone!

Just wanted to post these cute Thanksgiving favors I made for celebrating at my Mom's house tomorrow.  They each hold 2 Hershey Nuggets in them.  This is so versatile, you can just change the paper for any holiday or occasion.  I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families!
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Tags 4 You
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Sweater Weather DSP
Accessories: Retired Ribbon

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Merry Christmas

Hi Everyone,

    As anyone that has come to any of my classes knows, I am really loving the Crumb Cake color lately.  It just seems to match almost any other color I want to work with.  I used the Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder for the first time with this card and absolutely love it!  Hope you enjoy this card too.
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: More Merry Messages
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock:  Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder, Deco Labels Framelits, 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon in Cherry Cobbler

Monday, November 25, 2013


Hi Everyone,

     To be perfectly honest I have a love/hate relationship with the Expressions Thinlets in the Holiday Catalog.  I really love the projects I've made and seen with them, but working with them can be tough.  My thankful thinlet gives me the most trouble, so I turned to the Merry for this card.  Using a layer of wax paper can help get the letters out easier, but I have found I have trouble getting the thinlets to cut all the way through.  Anyway when all is said and done, I am glad I bought them and intend on using them more.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: That's the Ticket
Ink: Crumb Cake
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Champagne Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Expressions Thinlets Dies, Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder, Designer Buttons, 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon in Very Vanilla, 5/8" Crochet Trim in Victoria, Ticket Duo Builder Punch

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Get Well Cards

Hi Everyone!
  I took a break from the Christmas themed cards yesterday to make some get well cards for some family members that have either been sick or have recently had surgery.  I thought that I would share 2 of them with you today.
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Sassy Salutations
Ink: Bermuda Bay
Card Stock: Basic Grey, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana DSP Stack
Accessories: Envelope Punch Board (for the corner rounder), In Color Boutique Details

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: From My Heart
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Sweater Weather DSP
Accessories:  Labels Framelits

Saturday, November 23, 2013


Hi Everyone,
     As I've said before the Evergreen set is one of my favorites.  This is a picture of one of the cards we made at the last class.  I got the idea from here:  Stamping with Lynn and just changed it up a bit.  She has lots of great ideas on her blog if you want to look there a bit.  I love sharing ideas!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets:  Evergreen, More Merry Messages
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Seasons of Style DSP, Champagne Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Oval Framelits, Merry Minis Punch Pack

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Holiday Sale

It's Holiday Sale time at Stampin' Up:
     Holiday Sale
Be sure to check in today for the 24 hour only deals:
           *The Stampin' Trimmer item # 126889 on sale for $20.97 from $29.95
          *The Simply Scored Diagonal Plate on sale for $8.37 from $11.95
           *Many Marvelous Markers on sale for $76.97 from $109.95

Sunday, November 17, 2013


Hi Everyone,

     For those of you counting... This is my 100th post!  I know my posts aren't that wordy usually, but I do hope if you ever have questions on any of my projects, you know you can contact me by phone, email or by leaving a comment right on the post.
     Anyway, we had a great class on Friday night even if I forgot one of the stamp sets!  I'm glad everyone was able to improvise with me.  This sample is one that I passed around but thought you might like to see it posted since you didn't have it to take home with you.  I really like this Evergreen set and a lot of you did also after looking at the orders!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Evergreen
Ink:  Pool Party, Island Indigo
Card Stock: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Whisper White, Winter Frost DSP
Accessories:  Ovals Framelits, 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon in Pool Party, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder

Friday, November 15, 2013

Ikat Photopolymer Stamp Set

Hi Everyone,

  I'm going to spend the day getting ready for our class tonight, but just wanted to quickly post the brand new photopolymer set Stampin' Up came out with today.  It's a really different set than what I'm used to, but I love the samples they have put up with it.  So many possibilities....

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Festive Flurry Kit

Hi Everyone,

Stampin' Up announced a new kit today:

Festive Flurry Ornament Kit

Add a little festive flare to your holiday decorating with our new Festive Flurry Ornament Kit! Top presents, embellish cards, create a wintery garland, or trim the tree. How you use them is up to you!
The kit includes everything you need (minus adhesive) to create 10 snowflakes, including
  • 10 feet of Soft Sky Ribbon
  • Printed cardstock - die cut and scored, ready to be assembled (Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Whisper White Cardstock and Silver Glimmer Paper)
  • Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (40)

Product name:
Item #:
Festive Flurry Ornament Kit 135813 $14.95

 It's only available while supplies last, so don't delay in ordering if you are interested

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Truly Grateful

Hi Everyone,

After spending the last 2 days working on my Christmas cards, I decided to go back to the Truly Grateful set to make this card.  The ribbon is the 7/8" Cotton Ribbon that is stampable.  I've tried stamping on other ribbons only to have the ink bleed, but with this one I had no problems.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Truly Grateful
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Cajun Craze
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Sweater Weather DSP
Accessories: 7/8" Cotton Ribbon, Envelope Punch Board (for the corner rounder)

Thursday, November 7, 2013


Hi Everyone,
     Taylor wanted to learn how to use the new Label Card Thinlets, so we decided to make another birthday card and actually ended up using the same color scheme as the card I posted yesterday.  She used the chevron embossing folder on hers, but I decided I liked the argyle one better for this card.

Also, just wanted to let everyone know that the photopolymer set Endless Wishes (item # 133455) is back in stock and you are able to order it again.
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Create a Cupcake
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder
Card Stock: Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
Accessories: Argyle Embossing Folder, Cupcake Builder Punch, Label Card Thinlets

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Create A Cupcake

Hi Everyone,
     Birthday cards are probably my least favorite to make.  I'm not sure why but maybe its because you need so many of them that its hard to come up with new ideas.  Having said that, I really did enjoy making this one.  Hope you like it too!
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Create a Cupcake, Sassy Salutations, A Fitting Occasion
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Black Stazon
Card Stock: Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Champagne Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Cupcake Builder Punch, Curly Label Punch

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Festive Flurry

Hi Everyone,
     Stampin' Up offers quite a few bundle packs in the Annual & Holiday Catalog.  The Festive Flurry Bundle is one of them.  When you buy both the stamp set and Framelits Die together, you can save 15%. We will be using the stamps and Framelits at our next class, but here is another sample for you.
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Festive Flurry, Petite Pairs
Ink: Night of Navy
Card Stock: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Brushed Silver
Accessories: Festive Flurry Framelits Die

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Santa's List

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick post to show off my new favorite card.  I stamped in Black Stazon and colored in with our markers.  It really didn't take too long at all to color in and was really fun to do.  Have a great day with our extra hour today!
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Santa's List, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink:  Black Stazon, Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock:  Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: 3/4" Chevron Ribbon in Cherry Cobbler, Deco Labels Framelits, Stampin' Write Markers

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Endless Wishes

Hi Everyone,
     Stampin' Up's latest photopolyer set, Endless Wishes,  is so popular it is already sold out.  They are ordering  more however so if you want it, order it fast when it becomes available again because I don't know if they will reorder it again. If you would like a head's up when it is available, just shoot me an email and I will email you back when it is back in stock.  It's my favorite photopolymer set so far and I made a quick and easy 1 layer card with it.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set:  Endless Wishes
Ink: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Raspberry Ripple
Card Stock: Whisper White
Accessories:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Friday, November 1, 2013


Evergreen is one of the stamp sets that Stampin' Up carried over from last year but didn't put in any catalog this season.  It is still available for purchase and one I had wanted for a long time.  I finally caved in last month and bought it and I'm so glad I did.  It has become the set for my Christmas cards this year, but here is another sample I made with it.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Evergreen, More Merry Messages
Ink:  Pool Party, Island Indigo
Card Stock: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Accessories: Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, 3/4" Chevron Ribbon in Island Indigo

Best of November

Happy November Everyone!
   It's November 1st so its time for another Stampin' Up Best of set.  This time the theme is snow, something I can't wait for since winter is my favorite season.  I know  most people don't really like it, but I love a good snowy day!  The new stamp in the set fits in the new fantastic Label Bracket Punch.  Anyway, here is the set, hope you all like it.