Sunday, December 30, 2012

On the Shelf

This card was inspired by Donna at ButterNut Design. Here is how I created mine:

For the shelf, cut a Very Vanilla, 1" x 5 1/8" and score one long side at 1/4" to create the "edge". Using a dauber, sponge Soft Suede all over this piece. Place it temporarily to the middle of a black 3"x 5 1/8". Place a mask to the top of the shelf with another piece of cardstock. I used the very vanilla mat cut at 3 1/8" x 5 1/4". Stamp the Doily with white craft or versamark ink. Remove the mask and emboss the card with white embossing powder. There will be a bit of a gap between the bottom of the shelf and the bottom portion on doily. Lift the shelf strip and attach with permanent adhesive to line up with the doily, losing the gap. Color the house image from Christmas Lodge with watercolor pencils and blender pens. Roughly cut it our and attach to the shelf. This mats onto the Very Vanilla that you used for a mask ( make sure the stamped side is to the back). Then mat this to a 3 1/4" x 5 3/8" piece of black and add this to the base card of Very Vanilla. Add some Dazzling Details to the house for the snow look and a sentiment.

This is a great look so I hope you give this one a try!

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

Friday, December 21, 2012


A very simple Valentine card using Real Red, Whisper White, and Red Glimmer cardstock. I sponged each Whisper White piece with Sahara Sand ink and distressed. The glitter hearts are placed on with dimensionals and I used Cherry Cobbler to stamp the sentiment. (Love the way these new SU ink pads cover!!!!)

And here is the inside using the border punch:

Have a great day!!!!!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Preserved Valentine

VERY simple Valentine's card.

SUPPLIES: Pretty In Pink, Whisper White cardstock
                    Pretty in Pink, Primrose Petals, Sahara Sand ink pads
                   Perfectly Preserved (126690), Sprinkled Expressions (retired), Grateful Greetings           
                       (retired)  stamp sets.
                   Soft Subtles Designer Series Papers (117152)  
                   Cannery Set Framelit Dies (127822)
                   Dimensionals (        

Here is the inside of the card. I created the hearts in the jar by cutting one out of left over rubber and mounting it onto an old dauber, which had the sponge removed.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


I have told myself it is time to put the Christmas crafting away and go on. So here is my newest project, a simple friendship card.

I am also trying to get into the habit of creating on the inside of the card, too. I am finding out that it takes very little to really make a difference.

Here is the Stampin' Up supply list that I used for this card:

Cardstock: So Saffron, Pretty In Pink, Naturals White

Ink: Pretty In Pink, Primrose Petals

Stamp Set: Language of Friendship (122750)

Ribbon: Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin (126846

Accessories: Sponge Dauber (102892), Dimensionals (104430), Psper Snips (103579), and a distresser (you can actually use the edge of your scissors for this).

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Secret Sister card

I had a wonderful secret sister for Christmas. Here is the card I made for her from some of the goodies that she gave me.

This paper fit right in with our (SU) perfectly preserved bundle (129943), so I used it on the inside of the card.

Don't forget, the Holiday catalog is only available through January 2. You only have a few more weeks to get those items.

Have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Free Miche Base!!!!


FREE Base Bag Hostess Promotion
January 2–January 31, 2012

It’s easy and fun to host a Miche Party, and here’s a great reason for Hostesses to get their “party on” this January. Your Hostess gets a FREE Base Bag of her choice when she holds a $400 (or higher) Party! This is in addition to the free, half-price, and discounted Shells she’s already getting. It’s a limited-time offer, so be sure to get the word out quickly so you can party, party, party all month long.

This promotion starts at 9 am Mountain Time on January 2, and all qualifying Parties must be closed and orders for Base Bags submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time on January 31.

Contact me with any questions or to book you party!!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Take along catalog!!!

Now you can take the Stampin' Up catalog with you where ever you go!

In partnership with Google Catalogs, Stampin' Up! is thrilled to announce its first tablet-friendly catalog! It's interactive, it's easy--and it's now available for iPad and Android tablets.To access the catalog:
  • Download the Google Catalog app (available through iTunes and Google Play)
  • Sign in using your Google or Gmail account. If you don't have a Google account, you can create one by tapping the "Sign Up" button in the app.
  • After you have signed in, search for Stampin' Up! in the "Select Favorite Catalogs" list.
  • Select Stampin' Up! by tapping the small stamp icon next to the name, then tap "Done."
  • Click the "Favorites" icon at the bottom of the app, then tap the Stampin' Up! catalog cover to open it. That's it!
Don't forget, when ordering, to list me as your demonstrator for the best deals!

Have a great day and don't forget to check this out! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Valentine's Basket

I think I am done creating for Christmas, so it is on to the next holiday!

These baskets are so quick and easy. I just cut thin shreds of cardstock and curled with the bone folder (102300) to create the shred. I covered the brads with Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details (125585). TIP: you can use the Paper Piercing Tool (126189) to move the details around a bit. ex: I placed the details on the top of the brad, then used the tool to cover the sides.

Look for the new dies bundle in the Spring catalog begining January 3, which includes a heart!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas Angels

Here are my Christmas Angels made from cardstock and Designer Series Paper. These are all made the same, except that the skirt is a wider strip of paper. The blue and green are from cardstock.

Here is a closer picture of the center one. This strip is 1 1/2" x 12", scored and folded fan style every 1/2", from Be Of Good Cheer (126896). The wings are punched from the 2 3/8" scallop circle punch (118874), scored between the scallops and cut in half, then fan folded. I punched out a heart from Red Glimmer Paper (121790), added a 1/2" jingle bell with attached silver string and it is ready to hang.

The bell doesn't jingle anymore, so think I will add small wooden beads for the next ones.

Hope you have a wonderful day and, as always, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 10, 2012

FREE ink pads!

Only a few day left to earn a free family of ink pads with a qualifying party/order. Check out my SU site to the right, under the promotions tab.

Have a GREAT day!

Friday, December 7, 2012

O Christmas Tree

This tree is just under six inches tall, so it can basically be put in any small space, such as my computer desk! You can increase the size by adding more/larger rosettes.

I used the Be of Good Cheer DSP (126896), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), 1" circle punch (119868), and a couple of retired items (Star sizzlet and Cherry Cobbler ribbon).

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Flower Soft Lampost

I know most of my posts have been Stampin' Up and that is because I am truely faithful to their products. However, once in awhile, I find something that SU does not carry and have to have it. This is one of those times and I thought I would share this project with you.

This card used SU Bashful Blue and Whisper White cardstock. I stamped the Flower Soft Lamp post in Basic Black ink and colored the image with the aqua painter (103954) and the watercolor crayons. After it dried, I stamped the holly leaves around the image with Always Artichoke and added Vintage Christmas Flower Soft and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (102023). After this dried, I added Polar White Flower Soft and more Dazzling Diamonds, then fussy cut (just means it isn't exact) the image. I added the image to a 2 1/2" x 7 1/2" piece of Whisper White, which I sponged around the edges with Bashful Blue. The base card is from Bashful Blue and I embossed the edges with a holly border folder and sponged over it with Bashful Blue ink.

I hope you enjoy this side trip from my SU only projects. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!