Monday, November 7, 2011

Christmas Nuggets

This is just a quick little post today. I have stamp clubs tonight and I have to go clean my house! This is another nugget bag made with It's a Wrap Holiday Set (Holiday Mini Catalog) and Snow Much (Stampin Up Catalog).

Off to clean! Have a great day!


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Holiday Tags

Wait! Stop! If you are in my clubs and want to be surprised don't look any farther because I think we will be making these next week as one of our projects!!!

Here are some tags I made with the Two Tags die (p 222 Stampin Up Catalog). These were so easy and fast to make. I think they will look great on packages or even on bags of candy or bottles of wine. Below I put them in a package that would also make a nice gift for someone. The Sets I used on these are (from left to right) Easy Events, Christmas Lodge (Holiday Mini), Snow Much Fun, and Pines & Poinsettias (Holiday Mini). The colors are Olive, Espresso, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, and Letters to Santa Designer Paper.

Thanks for coming by today!


Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween Candy Tins

These are the candy tins my kids and I made for their teachers for Halloween. The tins are from the dollar isle at Target. They are then just filled with floral foam and covered with card stock that we went through the paper shredder and crumpled up (my son LOVED that job!) The candy bars are hot glued on craft sticks (be careful not to melt your candy). The owls and Halloween greetings are glue dotted on pencils and all stuck into the floral foam. These were pretty easy and fun to make.

Stamps: Batty for You (p 26 Stampin Up Catalog), Sweet Centers (p 60 Stampin Up Catalog)

Punches: Owl Punch, Scallop Circle, Circle Punches (p 212-213 Stampin Up' Catalog)

Have a great weekend :)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Nursery Times

This is a card I did for the Paper Players Challenge this week. To see the sketch and all the other fabulous cards created from it you can visit the page at...

This card uses the sets Nursery Times (p 85 Stampin Up Catalog) and Teeny Tiny Wishes (p 157 Stampin Up Catalog). The color combo is Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, and Very Vanilla, with the designer paper Mocha Morning (p 183 Stampin Up Catalog).

Thanks Paper Players! This was a fun sketch to do!


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Stitched Stockings Card

Here is another card with the Stampin' Up! set Stitched Stockings. This is such a fun set to use especially when you pair it with the Stocking Builder Punch! Stamps: Stitched Stockings (p 34 Stampin Up Holiday Mini), Welcome Christmas (Stampin' Up! Catalog p 36)
Ink/Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Glimmer Paper (p 181 Catalog)
Mini Clothespins (p 198 Catalog)
Basic Rhinestones (p 198)
Baker's Twine (p 194)
Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (p 219 Catalog)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

6 Sided Christmas Box

Ha! I told you I would make it back today! I am still working on getting my craft room cleaned back up so I can get some new things made.

Here is just a quick 6 sided box I put together. It uses two of the Milk Cartoon Dies (minus one side each) put together.

The stamp sets are Christmas Lodge, and Petite Pairs, and the paper is Letter's to Santa.

See you tomorrow :)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Party Favor Boxes

I'm Back! I'm Back! I know I have been missing in action for over a month, but now I'm back! My husband and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary with a week in Jamaica, then off to tailgate at the homecoming game at the University of Idaho, a run in with the flu, a stamp class, and my mom's 2 day holiday stamp camp! Ok so enough with the excuses. How about some new ideas!!!

These are the party favor boxes my mom and I made for her Holiday Stamp Camp. We do two camps a year at her house and we always make something for the stampers to keep their cards in. This year we used the boxes and the ribbon off the Stampin Up Clearance Rack to put together these cute little boxes. We just added some paper to the top and put together some tags to hang on the front. These were pretty easy to make, and good thing, since we made FORTY of them! We had a lot of fun both days catching up with old friends and making some new. The stamps set used on these tags are (from left to right) Festive and Fun (p 38 Stampin' Up Holiday Mini), Christmas Lodge (p 29 Holiday Mini) Snow Much Fun (p 35 Stampin' Up Catalog), Pines & Poinsettias (p 21 Holiday Mini) Easy Events (p 57 Stampin' Up Catalog), Season Of Joy (p 33 Stampin' Up Catalog) The tag shape is from the Two Tags die cut (p 222 Stampin' Up Catalog)

Thanks for stopping by today! I promise I am back for awhile now and will be checking in tomorrow!


Monday, September 19, 2011

Stampin Snowman

I was doing a card swap this weekend for a friend and I got tired of making cards so I threw this little sock snowman together for her. It uses one kids size sock (new and clean of course) and some long grain rice. There is 1 cup in the bottom snowball, and then tied with yarn, then 3/4 in the middle, tied with yarn, and then 1/2 in the top snowball. Then you hot glue the snow balls together so they don't flop around. I tried to get extra tricky and use my frost white paint on the sock to make it sparkly but it turned out kind of blotchy. I think if I tried this again I would maybe dilute it in some water and spray it on instead. Oh well attempt #1 never turns out perfect. You have to start somewhere!!!

I think this little snow lady would also look very cute holding one of those little skinny M&M bags. Maybe I will add that to the next one I make :)

This also uses out of the Stampin' Up Holiday Mini catalog the Holly Berry Bouquet paper, Mica Flakes, the Pines & Poinsettias stamp set, Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Fabric, and from the big catalog the buttons.

Have a great Monday!


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Pines & Poinsettias #3

Surprise another Christmas card! I am leaving on vacation in two weeks and I am trying to get as many Christmas cards done as I can before I leave. When I get back I have a lot of Stamp events planned so I am trying to get a lot done now!

This card is made from the set Pines & Poinsettias (p 21 Stampin Up Holiday Mini Catalog $14.95 in clear) and Holiday Happiness (p 34 Big Catalog $11.95 in clear) The back ground flower is stamped in versa mark and embossed in gold powder on the gold paper. The other colors are Cherry Cobbler, Artichoke, and Gold Paper.

Thanks for coming by today!


Monday, September 12, 2011

More Snow Much Fun

Good Morning and Happy Monday! Here is another card with the set "Snow Much Fun". I just love this set! I did this one for the Paper Players Challenge at Check out all the beautiful cards posted on their site made with the color combo Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Basic Gray, and Whisper White.

Have a great day :)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Teacher Treats

Today was my son's first day of preschool so we had to make something for his new teachers. He is the youngest so he was SO ready to go off to school today. He helped me run the stars through the big shot and and stuck them on with glue dots. He was all smiles when he handed them to his teachers this morning.

I try not to show you too many things with retired products but this paper just worked too well. It is the Love Notes paper from last years catalog, and the apple from the retired set Tart & Tangy. The words are from the set, A Word For You.

I think he is going to have a wonderful year!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Snow Much Fun #2

Here is a quick, simple, card with the Stampin Up set, "Snow Much Fun".

I went with red and green but used two shades of each. The green is Garden Green, and Lucky Limeade. The red is Cherry Cobbler, and Ridding Hood Red. The Happy Holidays stamp is from the set, Holiday Happiness.

I am off to clean my house for stamp clubs tonight. Have a great day!


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Halloween Treat Tree

My sister in law got me this tree a couple of years ago for my birthday. Every year I make some cute Halloween Treats to hang from it. I am going to make some more for it, but thought I would give you a peak of what I had got done so far.

Both the candy holders are made with the Two Tags Die. I have been borrowing this one on and off from my mom for awhile and I just got my own. Thanks mom! There are so many different things you can do with this die!

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day :)


Halloween Tree Treats

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Christmas Lodge

Good Morning! I hope you all had a great weekend. I did sneak into my craft room this weekend for a little. I spent most of the time cleaning so I could find a table to work on. I did however get it cleaned up and got this card done with the set Christmas Lodge. This is from the new Stampin up Holiday Mini.

I turned the Versa Mark pad upside down and used it like a stamp all over the tree image. Then I dumped Iridescent Ice all over it and embossed. It gives it a nice sparkly look.

Stamps: Christmas Lodge, Petite Pairs
Ink/Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Frostwood Lodge DSP

Monday, September 5, 2011

Flower Pots

Ok if you are in my stamp clubs....DON'T LOOK!!! We will be making this project this month :)
I have seen these all over the web so I decided to give them a try. With the new Stampin up Simply Scored tool it went really fast. These use two pieces of 1 1/2 inch by 12 inch paper strips, and they are in 2 inch pots.

I saw this great tutorial on these at Heather's web site at

Thanks for stopping by today. :)

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Color Challenge

So I decided to try the Pals Paper Art Color Challenge this week and here were the colors.... Now I tried really hard to come up with something pretty with flowers or a cute Christmas set, but nothing was working for me. All I could think of was my favorite East Coast football team the Virginia Tech Hokies! Sorry all you non football fans, but when you give me Riding Hood Red, Calypso Coral, and Basic Gray, and it is the opening weekend of college football, all it says to me is GO HOKIES!!!!

Stamps: Smarty Pants (the GO is from the GOOD FRIEND stamp) Pennant Parade

Ink/Paper: Riding Hood Red, White, Calypso Coral, Basic Gray.

Punches: 1 3/8 circle (this made the circle and the football), Petite Pennants Builder

Friday, September 2, 2011

Jolly Christmas

Here is another card from the Festive & Fun set from the new Stampin Up Holiday Mini catalog. This is a great set because it give you a Christmas, Halloween, and Valentine's Day stamp for $14.95. I have paired it with my favorite ribbon and favorite paper (Mocha Morning). In case you couldn't guess I love polka dots!

I have no big plans for the weekend other than running after the two kiddos and my husband so I hope to sneak into my craft room and get a few cards done this weekend. Come check back with me next week and see if I actually got anything done :)

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Fall Flowers

Good Morning! Here is a card I did for the Mojo Monday Sketch challenge. I don't do a lot of square cards but the extra room was fun to work with. I really wanted to go with a fall kind of feel with this one so I chose Mustard, and Saffron, with a little Suede. I couldn't finish it until the UPS man came with my new buttons I ordered at 5:00 last night! Next time we move I am going to check the ups routes to make sure I am at the beginning! I can just see the monster eye roll my husband will do when I tell him that is a factor in our house hunt :)

Have a great day!


Stamps: Button Buddies, Pursuit of Happiness

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Happy Holidays

Yesterday I went through some of the old Mojo Monday sketches and found this one. I used 3 different blue shades, Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, Island Indigo. The stamp sets are Snow Much Fun, Happy Holidays, and Fabulous Phrases. I also added some of the new polka dotted ribbon and the new Mica Flakes from the Stampin Up Holiday Mini Catalog (p 21 $3.50).

I have a stamp order coming in today and I am super excited to get some new things. I am not sure how I offending my UPS man but I think I am the LAST person on his route. Sometimes he does not get here until about 7:00. Now for a patient person that would not be a problem but I am not one of those people and I want my stuff NOW! :)

I hope you have a great day!


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Halloween Tin

This is a little tin I made with a leftover Mocha Powder tin I had laying around. O.K. actually I am kind of addicted to the stuff and I have LOTS laying around. I make my own Mochas most mornings and this stuff is the best I have found to put in them. The tin is just too cute to throw away so I always hang on to them. I did this Christmas one last year...

Here is what the tin looks likes before it is covered.

I used the DSP Frightful Sight (p 185 $10.95) and the stamp set Wicked Cool (p 24 $14.95)

These are great to make and have on hand for teacher and friends. Since it already smells like chocolate from the Mocha Powder it is going to have to filled with more chocolate :)

Have a great day!


Sunday, August 28, 2011

Snow Much Fun

I was in love with this set as soon as I saw it. I love cute snowman sets!!! However, I have been so busy working on other things this is the first time I have gotten it out of the box.

I did this card for the Paper Players Sketch Challenge this week. I always have to do a few purple cards for Christmas (my daughter's favorite). For this one I threw in a little Island Indigo as well because I just could resist those cute little polka dotted brads. It also has a few squirts of Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz to give it just a little sparkle.

Stamps: Snow Much Fun (p 35 $19.95)
Ink/Paper: Wisteria Wonder, Island Indigo, Concord Crush

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Pines & Poinsettias #2

I usually don't get a post up on Saturday but since I was a slacker and missed Friday this is my "make up" post. :)

This card I did for the Mojo Monday sketch challenge. You can check out all the great entries or even add your own at

So I really am not usually a "pretty" card kind of person. I love everyone else's but they are a struggle for me to make! This I am proud to say is my 2nd attempt at a pretty card this week!

I just received this stamp set for signing up a recruit last month. If you are reading this Natalie Stone thanks for signing up and getting me a free stamp set :) It is such a great set I just had to see what I could do with it.

Stamps: Pines & Poinsettias, Season's Greetings, Delightful Decorations
Ink/Paper: Letters to Santa DSP, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great weekend!


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Pines & Poinsettias

Hey Look! A new stamp set! This one is called Pines & Poinsettias and will be in the New Holiday Mini that will be making its apperance Sept 1st.

Stamps: Pines & Poinsettias, Easy Events
Paper/Ink: Holly Berry Bouquet, Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Button Buddies

Hello! This card is done with the cute little set called, Button Buddies. I pre ordered this set in June and have not had much time to use it yet. I made this card for a layout challenge and then forgot to enter it. Oh well! I had fun making it anyway :)

Stamps: Button Buddies (p 71 $21.95 in clear), Punch Pals (p 39 $32.95)
Ink/Paper: Marina Mist, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Letters to Santa DSP (186 $10.95)
Die Cut: Snowflake #2 (p 220 $15.95)
Punch: Square Punch (p 212 $16.95, $15.95)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

It's A Wrap Holiday

This was a fun and easy card to make. I used paper from Letter's To Santa, and Holly Berry Bouquet. I cut squares of paper at 3 inch, 2 1/2 inch, 2 inch, 1 1/2 inch, and 1 inch for the top. Then I just cut them in half to get the triangles. The trunk is from the It's a Wrap Holiday set that will be in the Holiday Mini Catalog.

If you are in the Tri Cites, Wa area and would like to make some of these cards in person I am doing a class for Pasco Parks and Rec on Oct 11th. Please check out the link if you are interested!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Stitched Stockings

Here is another card from the new Holiday Mini that will be out in 10 more days! This set is called Stitched Stockings and you can also buy the coordinating punch! I have gotten so lazy about cutting things out so I love when I can just use a punch! It is so much faster!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Festive & Fun #3

Here is another card with the new set that will appear in the Holiday Mini called, "Festive & Fun". It is stamped in Stazon and then colored with markers. The little present is made with the square punch and the Triple Layer Punch.

Have a great weekend!

Stamps: Festive & Fun (p 38 Stampin Up Holiday Mini $14.95 in clear)
Paper/Ink: Holiday Berry Bouquet Designer Paper (Stampin Up Holiday Mini $12.95), Very Vanilla, Real Red, Wild Wasabi.

I plan on getting some time to stamp this weekend so be sure to check back next week!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Gently Falling and Lighthearted

Good Morning! Sometimes I have a plan when I make a card and sometimes I don't. This was one of those no kind of plan cards. I had both of these stamp sets sitting out on my table so I started putting them together and out this card came. It is not a super flashy card but nice and simple and quick to put together! Thanks for coming by today!

Stamps: Gently Falling (Stampin Up Holiday Mini p16 $28.95 in clear) Lighthearted (Stampin up Holiday Mini p35 $14.95)
Stamps/Ink Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Mocha Morning Designer Paper
Punches: 2 1/2 circle punch (p 212 $16.95)

Tomorrow I am back to Christmas with a new card from the Festive & Fun set.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Pink Zebras?

Hmmmm....I know pink zebras are kind of strange but I wanted to do something a little fun and crazy.

I decided to try the challenge on the Paper Players Blog. I have looked at lots of challenges but I have never actually done one. For this challenge I had to use Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, and Rose Red. I have had the Zoo Review set on my desk for a couple of weeks and no time to play with it so the little zebras got to go pink today. I think this would make a great "pick me up" kind of card.

Hopefully when it goes in the mail it will make someone smile, or go hmmmm Pink Zebras?

Stamps: Zoo Review, Pursuit of Happiness

Ink/Paper: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Basic Black, Whisper White


Here is a card with an old and a new set. The images are from the set Batty For You which has always been one of my favorite Halloween sets. The words are from the new set called Lighthearted that is in the new Stampin Up Holiday Mini. Stamps: Lighthearted (p 35 Holiday Mini $14.95 in clear) Batty For You (p 26 $23.95)
Ink/Paper: Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Whisper White, Frightful Sight (p 185 $10.95)

What's up Tomorrow? I am not sure? I guess it depends how much stamping time I get today :)

Monday, August 15, 2011

Very Mery

I know it is early but Christmas is always here before you know it! This is my first Christmas card of the year done with two new Stampin' Up Sets. The first one Pennant Parade is in the main catalog this year. The other "Very Merry" stamp is from a new set called It's a Wrap Holidays that will be in the new Holiday Mini catalog coming out Sept 1st.

Merry Early Christmas!

Stamps: It's a Wrap Holidays (p 14 Holiday Mini $19.95 in clear) Pennant Parade (p 69 $16.95 in clear)
Ink/Paper: Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, Regal Rose, Early Espresso, Letters to Santa Designer Paper (p 185 $10.95)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Gently Falling #2

Here is another card with the new set Gently Falling that will be out in the new Stampin Up Holiday Mini catalog in Sept. This also uses the designer paper Well Worn and one of my favorite word set, Pursuit of Happiness. When I made this card I stamped the leaves in Mustard and Cajun Craze first and then stamped the outline on top with Soft Suede.

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Hand Warmer/Ice Pack

Look! Another fabric project with the super cute "Spice Cake" fabric from Stampin up.

These are filled with barley and can be placed in the freezer to be used as an ice pack or microwaved to be a hand warmer. I still stand by my "No Sewing" policy so I begged for help from my very talented friend Erin Hopkins. She was nice enough to sew these together for me! I put on a few embellishments and tadahh! These will be great to have on hand (hee hee on hand...get it...) to give out as gifts.

Thanks for stopping by today. :) Tomorrow I have a new card from the Gently Falling set to show you.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Cork Board Frame

I ordered this super cute Spice Cake Designer Fabric from Stampin' UP to coordinate with my Spice Cake Designer Paper. Now normally I am not a fabric person at all but I thought I would give it a go. I actually had a lot of fun making this little frame and did not have to sew at all! I used some glue dots, glue gun, and some staples. Maybe some day I will work myself up to sewing! Remove the glass from your frame. This is just an old one that had fallen off the wall long ago and had no glass.

Measure the opening on the back and cut a piece of cork board to fit it the frame. Cut your fabric large enough to wrap the edges around your cork board. Then just staple and glue it into your frame. Then just decorate the frame and you are done! Quick and easy little memo board!

Thanks for stopping by today. I have another fabric project coming soon.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Festive & Fun #2

This is a fun and fast card made with the new set Festive & Fun from the Stampin' Up Holiday Mini. By just repeating the stamp you can create your own background paper. This is a great card to do if you have limited supplies. All you need is black ink and black and white paper.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Gently Falling

Yeah! More new stamps! This set is called Gently Falling and it will make its debut in the new Stampin' Up Holiday Mini that will be available Sept 1st. The new Designer paper, Spice Cake, will also appear in the new mini. There is also fabric and buttons to coordinate with it all. I have a friend working on a little fabric project for me that will hopeful be posted on here soon.

AND Speaking of posting... I worked on some cards this weekend and hope to have a new post going up each day this week. :)

Off to make some coffee and take the kids to swim lessons. Have a great day!

Stamps: Gently Falling (p 12 Holiday Mini $28.95 in clear), A Word for You (p 165 $16.95 in clear)
Ink/Paper: More Mustard, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Spice Cake Designer Paper

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Festive & Fun

Yeah! My Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Pre order got here on Friday. Here is the first Halloween card I did with the set called, "Festive & Fun". This is a great set because it comes with a Halloween stamp, Christmas Stamp, and Valentine Stamp.

Stamps: Festive & Fun (p 38 Holiday Mini $14.95 in clear) Batty For You (p 8 $23.95)
Paper: Frightful Sight Designer Paper (p 185 $10.95) Cajun Craze, Basic Black, Whisper White.
Punches: 1 3/4 Circle Punch (p 212 $16.96) 1 inch Circle Punch (p 212 $10.95)

Don't forget Stampin' Up is also running their paper promotion right now. When you buy 3 pack of Designer Paper you got one for free! Great Deal!