Monday, November 23, 2015


You have to check this one out! This is a While Supplies Last! Need an envelope board?? Check out the price for today ONLY on this one!

Check it all out here:

I would really appreciate it, if when you place your order, you would enter my name as your demonstrator (IF you don't already have one). Don't forget to let me contact you for a thank you! If you mark no contact, I won't be able to do that.

Have a GREAT day and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Hello Fall

I love shaker cards and they really are fun to make. I have used two different techniques. The first one is to simply place your confetti in a small bag, like the ones that can be found in the jewelry crafts. Seal it and place tape around the edges to attach over your image, then add your top layer.

The second way, and what I usually use, is to stamp your image and line with dimensional tape. The edges to the dimensionals work great for this. Place your confetti on the inside, cut the Window sheet to fit and place on top. Add your top image and finish the card. That is all there is to it.

I decided the white "walls" were too plain, so I wadded up a piece of wax paper and blotted ink around my window. AND the window really isn't crooked, just the way the picture took :) !

I used the dauber and old olive ink to color the Organza ribbon and added my sentiment. I love this ribbon and this way I can have any color that I need! The stamp set is from the Happy Scenes set.

The Holiday catalog will soon be a thing of the past with most of the products retiring, so check it out and get your order in before you lose out on these great items. Let me know if you have any questions and I would so appreciate it if when ordering, you would enter my name, Mary Lee Carroll, as your demonstrator. That is if you don't already have one!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Autumn Wishes

I think that fall is going to be a very short season this year! We have already had a taste of winter. Thankfully it was very short lived and not nearly as bad as they predicted.

Did you think that you had seen the last of this woodland folder? I warned you that it is one of my favorites and that I don't think that will change anytime soon. Just too many things to do with it. :)

The sentiment and leaves are from the Among the Branches stamp set, which can be purchased with the folder as a bundle, saving 15%! Just click on the catalog to the right and check out the Holiday catalog. Please add myself as your demo when ordering, if you don't already have one. Thanks!

This card is very simple without a lot of layers. I stamped the folder with So Saffron ink before embossing on whisper white cardstock. Wrap a piece of ribbon around it and attach it to the So Saffron card base. Using different inks, stamp the leaves randomly on the branches. I used Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, and Bravo Burgundy. I actually double stamped the Pumpkin Pie to give the two different tones.

The sentiment is stamped with Pumpkin Pie on Whisper White, then punched out with the 2" circle punch and mounted to the So Saffron scalloped circle punch. Add it to the card with dimensionals.
And you are done, unless you want to and more to it, of course!

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Haunted Hill

Ok, so, Happy Halloween! This will be my last one for this years holiday. Everything I used has been retired except the card stock, but you may have all of it in your stash, too.

The card base is Pumpkin Pie with DSP as the mat. I used a large circle cut out to stamp the tree and haunted house onto with black ink. I also sponged around the edge with Pumpkin Pie. I stamped and embossed the sentiment on black and stamped the pumpkins with pumpkin pie, before tearing the piece and placing it on the card with dimensionals. That is it :)

This was one of my favorites this season, so hope you enjoyed it, too.

Keep you and yours safe tonight, and keep your pets safe, too, by keeping them inside.

Have a safe and fun Halloween and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Whooooo Halloween

One more Halloween card using the Among the Branches set and the Woodland embossing folder. Guess I have got my money's worth out of these two products plus!

Emboss the cover of a Whisper White card base, and sponge the trees with Smokey Slate using a sponge wedge or a dauber. Stamp a sentiment on a scrap piece and attach to the bottom. Add ribbon or washi tape. With the circle dies, you will need to choose the size needed for the image, one the next size up, and another two sizes more. Use the largest one to cut a circle out of the center of the cover.

Then cut the smallest one from a Whisper White. Place it on the inside of the card, through the larger opening, close to the one side. Holding it in place or put just a small dot of adhesive to hold it in place, stamp the branch with Smoky Slate. Stamp the owl with Momento Black and remove. Cut out a Basic Black the next size up and place it behind the image. Line up the branches and attach to the inside of the card, again doing so through the cover circle.

NOTE: You can also do this on two pieces of white cardstock, attaching one on top of the other, then mount it onto a Basic Black card base.

Hope you have enjoyed your visit. Thanks for stopping by! Happy Craftin' !

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Halloween Crows

First, let me tell you that I just created a Christmas card that I sooooo want to share with you! BUT, I still have a couple more Halloween cards and I am telling myself that they have to be shared first! Especially since Halloween is only a couple of days away! How did that happen?????

So here is my next share:

To create this card, I used a Pumpkin Pie base with a black mat underneath the image. I then pulled out my brayer and Woodland embossing folder (of course), along with the ink pads, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Chip. Punch a 2" circle from a post it and position it on the folder side where you want the moon to be. Brayer the Daffodil Delight, starting at the bottom of the trees working all the way up the trees, then Pumpkin Pie up two thirds of the way and ending with the CC about a third of the way (this will be the bottom of the card).

NOTE: I have explained in other posts how to do this technique. If you missed it, you can find it here.

Remove the post it and insert the Daffodil Delight card stock. Run this through the Big Shot. Using a sponge or dauber, add smokey slate ink to the raised trees. The crows are stamped from the Among the Branches set with Momento Black ink.

I used Teeny Tiny Wishes to stamp the sentiment, also with the black ink, onto Pumpkin Pie card stock and punched it out with the word window punch. It is hard to see in the photo, but it is also matted with black card stock. This can be achieved in one of two ways: 1. adhere the sentiment piece to a scrap piece of card stock and cut around it, using the paper snips. OR 2. punch out another word window and cut it in four pieces and adhere to the back of the sentiment, leaving tiny gaps between the pieces (which aren't really noticeable.

Thanks so much for visiting! Have a great day!!!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Halloween Favor

This is a quick and fun project to create. Using the pillow die (we now have one in the SU with a wider shape!!!), cut out the pillows from Whisper White. Stamp spiders from the A Little Something stamp set (this set will get you through the year, easily!) Create the pillow and add the goodies. Mine were for office workers, so I added a chocolate (of course!), post it pad, and a few shaped paperclips. (Those reindeer clips would be perfect for the Christmas pillows!)

Using the Fine Tip Glue Pen, add the Spider Web Doily. I then added a sentiment piece with dimensionals and although this one doesn't show it, I later added a small ghost to the right side of the sentiment.

I find it so hard to believe that this month is almost over!! Have a great day and enjoy every moment!

Thanks for stopping by!