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