Friday, October 31, 2008

Snowman card made with punches

I cased this card from Dawn ( I love her site and all the cute things she makes. This was a fun card to make. Don't you love the Dazzling Diamonds on the eyelids?

Monday, October 20, 2008

Mummy Card

This is a cute card that I case from someone on the internet. I can't remember where I saw it, but I remember thinking how genius!!! So, I made this little card for a nephew :)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

12 issues Country Living and FREE STAMP &CARD set for $14

For a limited time, you can sign up to receive Country Living magazine for just $12 for 12 monthly issues. When you sign up, you'll also receive a Note Card Kit which contains a 4 note cards and envelopes, a stamp, and a stamp spot in Always Artichoke green. That's a deal!!

Here is the link.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


(c) Image copyright Stampin' UP!

I made this card with a set Puns from the Past. It's a very cool set. My daughter likes the image of the old time fan and the saying "fan mail" :) The cool thing is that this set (or any other in the fall/winter sampler catalog) is free with any $350 workshop.

There was really nothing to this card. Very basic. Just tear the paper edges. Sponge the edges in chocolate chip with an ink dauber. The cardstock is chocolate chip, old olive, and very vanilla. The thread is actually strings from a piece of burlap. And I just used the template and piercer to make holes along the edge.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Home Decor Elements from Stampin UP!

You all have to check out the new Home Decor Elements from Stampin UP! They are sooo totally awesome!! Call me if you want to purchase any of these. OR to shop online (link at the top right corner of this page).

I'm really leaning towards the "As for me and my house, we'll serve the LORD." one. There are soo many great choices!! I just had to share with you. You'll have to come to my house in November to see which one I choose :)

Inspired by Nature

(c) Image copyright Stampin' UP!

This card was created using the Inspired by Nature set. This is one of my favorite sets!!! I used markers on the stamp to give the flower different color interest. This was a quick and easy card.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Fall Sunflower Card

This is a card that we made on our Thursday Fall Card night. We covered the SU brayer in burlap and rolled it on the So Saffron card base to give it texture. The sunflowers are made from the Circle Scallop Punch, but each petal is cut with scissors to make a deeper petal. We used the 1 inch circle punch on chocolate chip cardstock for the sunflower center. The leaves are Old Olive folded in half and run through the SU Crimper at an angle and then cut into a leaf shape. The Old Olive strip on the side was decorated using the SO Swirly wheel with Versamark ink. Then we used the sponge daubers to age all the pieces. It was so easy.

Hope you enjoy this.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Paper Pumpkin

Hey, everyone!! Sorry it's been so long since I last posted.

I had a class on the 9th :) I'll be posting pictures of some of the projects from that class in a day or two. Today, I wanted to show you something that the girls that came on Thursday really liked.

And I want to give everyone directions on how to make this cute PAPER PUMPKIN. They're all over on the internet. Isn't it soo cute???? And it's soo EASY. It looks great on my entry table!! I plan on making a little basket full and a large one for the Thanksgiving table.

The instructions look long, but they're really easy. If you have any questions, email me. And if you make one, send me a picture and I'll put it up on the blog :) I'd love to see your version/take on the pumpkin.

You'll need the following:

5 1/2 x 11 inch sheet of Really Rust cardstock
small scraps of Old Olive cardstock
5 inch piece of 1/4" Old Olive grosgrain ribbon
Fall Harvest wheel
Stampin around handle
Versamark pad
SU paper crimper
1 brass brad (from office supply store or walmart)


1. Cut your 5.5 in sheet of paper into 11 - 1 in. X 5.5 inch strips.
2. Ink up your Fall Harvest wheel with versamark ink and roll it on each strip.
3. Stack your 11 strips on top of each other with stamped side up.
4. Punch each end of your stack with the small side of your cropodile to make a hole.
5. Put the brad through all the papers on one end of your stack (the brass head should be on the stamped side and the prongs on the unstamped side).
6. Tie a knot on one end of your ribbon.
7. Thread the ribbon through the other end of your stack. The knot should be on the unstamped side and your open end on the stamped side.
8. Gently start spreading apart, sliding, manipulating the strips of paper until it becomes a ball.
9. Once it's in a ball, tie a knot into the ribbon, leaving a nice portion sticking up for your stem.
10. Take 2 scrap pieces of old olive cardstock and fold them in half.
11. Run them through your SU crimper at an angle. (this makes the veins in the leaf).
12. While still folded in half, cut into a pointed oval shape. Open and you'll have a leaf.
13. Take two THIN strips of old olive cardstock and wrap around a pencil to curl it.
14. Attach the leaves and the vines with adhesive (glue dots or MONO Multi Adhesive from Stampin UP).

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

BIG DAY today!!!

Before sharing all the big Stampin UP news, I wanted to share with you a super easy card I made today. It's from a set called A HAPPY HEART from the Holiday Mini Catalog (link below)which is now available starting today. Although it's part of a Valentine's set, I used it to tell DH that I love him. <3 <3 It's our anniversary this week <3 <3

Cardstock- Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Ink- Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Versamark
Accessories- 3/4 in and 1/2 in circle punches, Dazzling Diamonds, 2 Way Glue Pen

HANDY DANDY TIP OF THE DAY- If you want to emboss, but only have a Classic Ink Pad, you can first ink your stamp in Versamark and then immediately onto a Classic Pad, then finally onto paper. Just make sure you do it in that order (don't want to ink in colored classic and then put that stamp into your clear Versamark, might make you cry on your cardstock!). Just remember, clear Versamark, then colored ink, then onto paper. This works AWESOME for all the IN COLORS that are only available in the Classic style inks!

Now... Drum roll... The Big News!!!!

First, Stampin' UP! is celebrating their 20th birthday and they're throwing a PARTY!!! In October customerscan get 20% off select birthday sets! All you have to do to qualify for this sale is purchase $20 in product. Then, you can order as many of these birthday sets as you want at 20% off!!!!

Item # Page # Description Retail Price 20% Off Price
109439 62 Big Bold Birthday $27.95 $22.36
112895 62 CumpleaƱos genial y divertido $27.95 $22.36
111532 63 Party Hearty* $26.95 $21.56
110994 64 Bitty Birthday $12.95 $10.36
111618 64 Crazy for Cupcakes* $23.95 $19.16
111546 65 Simple Birthday Thanks* $17.95 $14.36
111702 65 Time to Party* $16.95 $13.56
108559 68 Crab & Company $27.95 $22.36

Also, for a limited time only, you can purchase a large aqua painter for only $7.25. These are soo awesome for watercoloring! Just take a Stampin' UP ink pad, give it a squeeze in the middle. Open the case up, and ink will be on the lid. With that lid as a palette, use your aqua painter to pick up some of the color and start coloring your image. The aqua painter perfectly controls the flow of water, allowing you to shade your images. When you want to change colors, lighltly put pressure on your aqua painter to release a small flow of water and wipe your aquapainter on a towel. It's soo clean and simple!! It's a great way to use your inks to water color! And you don't have to worry about knocking a glass of water all over and making a mess!

TODAY is ALSO the debut of the NEW HOLIDAY MINI!!! If you haven't seen it, click here. All these seasonal stamps and accessories are WONDERFUL!! It's soo hard to choose! I'll take one of each please!! LOL!!