Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Favorite New Product!

I know there is still a FEW days left to purchase from the Holiday catalog, but I wanted to share a video with you for my new favorite product from the Occasions catalog which goes live in January.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81T-PtHcFE4

Mine will be here tomorrow, so I will be sharing some fun samples soon! On of the great quirks of being a demonstrator is pre ordering product!

Check out the Stampin Up YouTube channel for a look at some other new products.

I received my copy of Cardmaking & Papercraft and love the great ideas in it. So, I wanted to share my version of one of the projects with you!


Stampin Up cardstock is TERRIFIC for these types of projects! As well as the Fast Fuse and Liquid Glues!!! And I am thinking the Home Sweet Home Thinlits would work great for mini versions!
Can't tell in the picture, but there is an electric tealight glowing in the lantern. Love it!


Hope you have a great day!!! And thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, November 21, 2016

ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA

And it starts today!!! There are some specials that are only available today, so check them out along with all the great ones for the week! Up to 40% off, WOW!!!


Check it all out RIGHT HERE!

Have a great week!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Christmas Cardinal

You know, I love all of my new holiday stamps this season. BUT I also love to dig out some of my older retired ones. They are just as great as when I purchased them and fun to remember. So with that in mind, here is a mixture of old and new for you to enjoy.


Do you remember this set? It is Christmas Cardinal from 2008.

All of the other products are in the current catalogs, Real Red cardstock, Candy Cane Lane DSP, (love the added Crumb Cake color to this collection). Inks are Real Red, Crumb Cake, Momento Black, Cherry Cobbler, and Always Artichoke.

I hope you like this visit from the past.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Mini Mug

A few years ago I created several "Mugs" filled with goodies. You can see one of them here

I recently came across a mini one, where else, but on Pinterest! :) It was all in German so this is my version of it.



I have shown it with a few other items so that you can see the size. It will hold a Rocher chocolate.

Here is how I created it:

CARDSTOCK or DSP: 3" x 5"; 1 1/4" circle , 1/2" x 2 3/4" (handle)

SCORE: 3/4", 1 1/2", 2 1/4", 3", 3 3/4", 4 1/2"
               Turn and score at 3/4" along each long edge.

Add tear and tape to both long sides, leaving the small corners and one of the squares at the bottom.

Crease all score lines.

Cut away the small corners and snip up to the 3/4" score on the top and bottom to create the tabs.

Add double sided tape to the side tab and form the mug.

Fold in the tab with no tape and bring across the opposite tab. (It helps a lot if you have a small jar to place in the mug for extra support to form the bottom.) Working with opposite tabs, close up the bottom. Attach the circle punch for a flat bottom. ( I actually used a punch from the retired hexagon punch and it fit perfectly!)

Press the top tabs into the mug. This makes it sturdier if using DSP. If  using cardstock, you could leave these tabs off, cutting a 2 1/4" x 5" piece.

For the handle, score one end at 1/4" and the other at 1/8". Lightly curl the piece with a bone folder.
Fold the 1/4" toward the wrong side and the 1/8" toward the right side.
Attach the 1/4" toward the top of the mug and the other end towards the bottom.

I hope you enjoy this fun little project! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

WE ARE FINALLY RECEIVING SOME BADLY NEEDED MOISTURE!!!




Sunday, October 30, 2016

November Special



Just wanting to give you a heads up on a great special beginning on Tuesday!

Check out this video on the framelits, then check out the great stamp sets that will also be on sale!

Don't forget to come back, click on the online shopping to the right and place your order!

25% Off Select Stamp Sets Nov. 1 – 30 ONLY!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

October Paper Pumpkin

Did you receive this month's kit and don't you love it!?


Here is the first one I created from the kit:



Everything is from the kit, except the burlap ribbon at the top of the card and the card.

Then I thought...... if you are reading this and didn't get in on the kit, you might like to create one with supplies that are available to purchase, so here is what I came up with:


The card base is Crumb Cake ( 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4 ). Cut out a 1 1/2" x 1 3/4" piece from Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight, and Very Vanilla. Using the large leaf from Vintage Leaves and Crumb Cake, stamp onto the three pieces for a bit of texture. Attach them to the bottom of the base cover with a 1/8" edge from the sides and bottom. Set this aside for now.

Cut a 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of Very Vanilla and run it through the Woodland embossing folder. Then using the Leaves Framelits, cut out three leaves along the bottom. Decide which side you want to show and turn over. Attach a 5 1/2" x 2" piece of acrylic with glue dots, covering the leaf openings. Add dimensional strips to the top and bottom of the acrylic, and the very top and sides of the Very Vanilla. Rub the acrylic with the embossing buddy.

Bring back your card base and sprinkle your confetti across the colored pieces. Remove the backing from the dimensional strips and line up onto the bottom of the card base.

Add burlap ribbon to the top of the card base. Take two of the leaves that you removed from the Vanilla and sponge them with color before adding them to your card. Create a banner from Cajun Craze and a sentiment from Daffoldil Delight. Tie a small bow and add to the bottom of the sentiment.

I am so looking forward to receiving the November Paper Pumpkin kit! Wonder if it will be a Holiday kit, cards or craft???? Well, we will just have to wait and see. You still have time to sign up to receive one, too. Just click on the Paper Pumpkin to the right before November 10.

Thanks for coming by! Have a great day!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

September Paper Pumpkin

Loved creating test tubes from the September My Paper Pumpkin kit for the third grade Halloween party. I decorated one with the candy in it, then will include a fun size bag of candy for them to add to their own tube.


Of course, I had to create a treat bag with the thinlit to hold all of it, using the fun Halloween Specialty DSP.


Here is a completed bag using some of my retired DSP and the retired web doilies!

Although this kit is no longer available, you can sign up for future kits. Just click on the Paper Pumpkin button to the right. Know what else??? When you sign up, you can then also order past kits and refills when they are available!!!!! You can skip a month or cancel at any time.

Hope you enjoyed this project! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!