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!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Nursery Times Get Well Card

I wanted to go another direction with the Nursery Times set. I was getting tired of making baby cards. This one is a little crazy but that is what you get when you stamp on a Friday afternoon :) My new stamps from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini should be here sometime today so I promise no more Nursery Times cards for awhile. It is time to start on those fall and Christmas cards!

Have a great weekend and happy stamping!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Nursery Times and Punch Lamb

It's me again! It is also the Nursery Times stamp set again. When I do my stamp clubs I really like to have at least 6 cards displayed with a set so my club ladies can get some ideas how to use the set. Since this one is new there is not a lot of ideas out there yet so I have had to come up with my own. This makes 4 cards so I guess I will try and come up with 2 more so I can finish my display. I really do like this set and once I take them off my display board I will be set for baby cards for awhile!

Stamps: Nursery Times (p 85 $14.95) Teeny Tiny Wishes (p 157 $36.95)
Paper: Blushing Bride, Basic Black, Whisper White Nursery Nest Designer Paper (186 $10.95)
Punches: Boho Blossoms (p 210 $16.95) 3/4 circle punch (p 212 $10.95) 2 1/2 Circle Punch (p 212 $16.95) Large Oval (p 212 15.95) Scallop Circle (210 $16.95)

If I can help you out with ordering any supplies please check out my Stampin' Up! Web site

I also have clubs forming for the fall if you are in the Tri cities, WA area. We meet 6 times a year. Please e mail me if you would like more information.



Wednesday, August 3, 2011

More Nursery Times

Here is another card with the Nursery Times set from Stampin Up. One of my favorite old school computer games when I was little was a game called Mixed Up Mother Goose. This set reminds me of that game and make me smile. Besides who doesn't like baby cards!

Stamps: Nursery Times (p. 85 $14.95 in clear) A Word For You (p 165 $16.96 in clear)

Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Nursery Nest (p 186 $10.95)

Punches: Small Heart (p 210 $5.96)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Nursery Times in Blue

I am back! Sorry, we went on vacation, and had my daughter's birthday party, and I am just now catching back up. I snuck in and cleaned my craft room yesterday so I would at least have a table to work so....

Here is my second card done with the new set Nursery Times. The other one I did in pink so this time I tried blue.

Thanks for stopping by today :)