Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas Fundraiser a great success!

Thanks to many class and event attendees donations in December, we were able to make lots of beautiful packs for new moms at local pregnancy centers. Our family spends a weekend at an upstate cabin and we chose to do a service project this year.




 We ended up making 29 packs each containing: diapers, bottle, brush, diaper cream, wipes, nuk wrapped in a receiving blanket and tied with a chew toy!



Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Weekly Deals--precision plate

Weekly Deals...not to miss!

Get them while they're hot:  You are going to need this precision plate when you get some of these fabulous new framelits (such as this new heart shown below). Get it now while it's on sale.  If you need anything...I'm placing at least 2 orders this week and can pop them on for you.

Click here to place online order to get before Christmas

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Stampin' Up! Magical Pumpkin Forest

More fun with the woodland embossing folder #139673
I made 50 adorable pumpkin name pins for our Stamp Fest/luncheon on Saturday.

So when I started working with the woodland folder, I copied a pumpkin card but with my own twist on the pumpkin.  You'll notice the pins have 2 extra ovals on them...the back 2 ovals are the wide oval punch while the rest of the ovals are all the large oval.  

Added a winter scene to my woodland fun.
I hope you've enjoyed these ideas. Please let me know if you do...it helps keep me inspired to keep inspiring you!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Woodland Embossing Folder fun!

I offered to demo at my upline meeting a week ago and then panicked, thinking what I would show. Then I came across this fun and easy idea by Ann Craig at DistINKtive Stampers.  This is my take on her card/technique.  I love how artistic it feels as I'm swiping my ink pad across the embossing folder!  I just wanna say "Bam!" like Emeril.

It was a much simpler way to mask the trees than the video I did a few weeks ago so I thought I should let you know.   The card I did originally below... you can watch the video and see that sample Here,

Now, this one is done with Ann's technique...much easier but a little different, definitely more messy!









You'll have to click on her link above to see the progression but you can see the ideas are endless once you get started!
You can see, I had a little fun with it...look out for the crazy huge Christmas ornament hiding in the trees...grin!

 I hope you'll try it...if you do, send me a pic and I'll post it here for you.

Don't have this folder?  I can help...Just skip to my Store, click on shop now, and put in the #139673 in the search box or look at the Holiday catalog

Monday, September 7, 2015

Stampin' Up! holiday trees

So, I chose this embossing folder for my downline award cards which means I usually have to design around 8 different cards using one stamp set.  So I went on the prowl for some clever ideas.  
Here's one of the cards I did with my theme of the Woodland embossing folder #139673
 The basic layout with the bird in the branch was from an idea I found online.  I was pretty thrilled with myself when I came up with this tag....does it look familiar?
 It's our note tag punch #135860
First, I punched the stamped saying, then I returned the piece into the rear of the punch thru the open-face of the punch, and punched again, taking off about 3/4 of the bottom of the punch but still getting that same rounded look on the bottom.
If you don't understand, post below and ask for a video of it
Check back tomorrow for a few more ideas that I did with this set

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Stampin' Up! Shaker Ornament

What fun this bundle has been!  The ornament stamps and coordinating dies are just endless hours of fun.


I decided to try my hand at a shaker card cause this new red foil paper was tempting me sore.
I used our metallic sequins, window sheet and lots of dimensionals to create this card.
I also used our new embossing folder, Boughs and Berries  #140875
After I was finished I decided I wanted to try the ornament in gold foil. As gorgeous as foil is, I'm sort of still leaning toward the white ornament...what do you think?
Embellished Ornaments and bundle can be found on page 15
#140857
Ordering can be done here

Friday, September 4, 2015

Stampin' Up! Holiday

This is the first card that I designed after I got my new pre-order.  I think I was so amazed at this stack of designer vellum....isn't it just gorgeous?

This card uses alot of New stuff...let me tell you all about it
The stamp is from Happy Scenes (pg. 11) and coordinates in a bundle with Hearth and Home Framelits #140853
And not to forget the designer vellum  from Winter Wonderland Stack #139594
It still melts my heart, it's so beautiful
And the wooden snowflake #139638  that come in 3 assorted designs and sizes


What do you think?  Are you liking something from this new catalog?
Need some new things to spark your creativity?  Here's my store.  It can be delivered right to your door.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog -Sleigh Ride

Here is the project from that I designed for our Stamp Fest/Luncheon this Saturday.
I saw a red and green ornament done with this set and wanted to come up with something similar and less work...this was perfect...with a little pre-prep, this should go quickly and hopefully be a hit.



If you didn't get to order this set yet....there's still time

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Stampin' Up! New Holiday Catalog--I've been playing

I have been so busy getting ready for Stamp Fest/Joyful Heart Stampers Luncheon that I've just not posted all the fun stuff that I've been working on so this week will change all that.  So grab a seat and lets get started.
First...I made this card a few weeks ago after one of our Joyful Heart gals, Diana Cullum, told me at class how she planned to use these dies that she didn't even own yet.  I came home and designed her idea...so here's to you Diana.






 This was the very first thing in the catalog that I said, "I have to have!"  I think you will too!

If you didn't get your holiday catalog yet, please email me right away and I'll get one off to you
You can check it out here  and be one of the first to get your fun stuff!

This bundle is on page 12 of the holiday catalog
It's called Jingle All the Way and Sleigh Ride Edgelits  #140862 (clear mount)  $29.75
What a great price!
I hope you'll let me know below if you like this, that you'll come back tomorrow for a few more ideas, and that you will Go to My Store and order your fun new toys!

Friday, August 7, 2015

August Stamps in the Mail

My new approach to In the Mail Classes....

each class will include a short video along with pictures of 4 special projects made with the kit.  

Here's August's Kit Projects.
There are 3 cute cards and one amazing gift card holder.  Your pack will have enough paper to make many more Christmas cards.

The items you will receive in this kit are:
  • Lots of Joy Stamp Set pg. 69
  • Merry Moments DSP pg. 143
  • Merry Moments Cardstock pack
  • Accessories cut for these 3 cards and this adorable gift card holder
Cost: $49  covers Priority Mailing
  • Please contact me by August 10th to order your class. I'll send you an invoice for your payment.
  • This does not include premade cards so each month will also list a few accessories suggested and used for projects.  You may add to order if you don't have some items.
Suggested additional items: Tree punch, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive ink pads, Star border punch

Contact me Now to order your kit

I will send your kit and email the link to the video by August 25th.

Here's what's in the pack of designer paper:

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