Sunday, January 31, 2010

A Blizzard of Snowflakes for PPA27

Sometimes a camera just doesn't do justice to a little card! I tried to create a "blizzard" with the Swirls embossing folder on Bashful Blue, then I brayered over it in White Craft. I also sprinkled on some Dazzling Diamonds, but, alas, it doesn't show the lovely sparkle this card has in person! The cute little snowflakes are sizzlet Snowflake Die #2, and the brads are Filigree with a clear rhinestone brad in the middle. The Warm Words stamp set creates the "sparkle" sentiment. A little layer of silver cardstock sets off my little "blizzard" which I hope we won't have any more of this winter! I am headed to Florida on Saturday with my daughter and grandson for a visit with my oldest daughter. Thoughts of snowflakes will be left behind in Ohio for sure!

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Bigz Die Table Setting: PPA26 Artist Pick!

Wow, thank you Pals Paper Arts, for picking me as one of your featured Artists this week! You make stamping so fun!!!

For this Pals Paper Arts Challenge: Anything but a Card, I knew right away I wanted to showcase the Table Setting Bigz Die. I have had such fun using my Big Shot with fabric, and this napkin ring holder is made with felt and fleece! The rosettes are made from fleece and the actual napkin ring is made from felt which is textured with a scroll pattern. The leaves and flower centers are made from the Sweet Pea Felt Flowers in the Spring Mini. The nameplate is cut out of Pixie Pink and is also part of this Bigz Die. I discovered this idea on Christie Daugherty's blog: where she has a video tutorial. It is put together with the glue gun! How easy is that?!! I bought 1/8th yard of 2 colors of fleece for about 67 cents each piece! And the felt is usually only about 25 cents a square. The tiny little rosette on the place card is my invention. I just used a small part of the rosette piece and cut out some felt leaves and a felt center. The dot in the center is with a brown marker!

This die is still available even though it was in the Holiday Mini. It is 116819 and you can order it from me when you go to the Order Online button!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sweet Centers and M and M's!

I have just been waiting to show this sample of how to use the Sweet Treats heart stamp! So simple to just stamp on cardstock, punch out the center with the 1 3/4 " punch. I cut out a square of Pretty in Pink cardstock to mount the heart on. Just before mounting, I filled the plastic cup with M and M's and took the sticky off the back, then secured onto the pink cardstock. The envelopes can be purchased as well and make for a fun Valentine's Day surprize for someone special!

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Matchbox Die Valentine Gift Boxes

These little Matchbox Die boxes work perfectly for sweet Valentine gifts! I just just used various designer series papers and ribbons to cut them out. The chocolate nuggets are covered in some DSP too. 4 little chocolates will fit in a box. We will make one of these at my Valentine class this Sunday!

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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Stampin Royalty Challenge #1

Stampin Royalty's first challenge was to create a birthday greeting since they are "birthing" a new blog challenge site. I brought out the newly retired "Branch Out" stamp set because it lends itself to any season or occasion! Inking the tree in Basic Brown, I also used the Love You Much stamp set, coloring the little heart with Pretty in Pink marker and applying around the tree. Some new Pretty in Pink satin ribbon sets off a simple design, and some paper piercing on the left top and bottom brown cardstock adds some interest. I love rhinestone brads, so a square pink one is at the top of the card give a bit of balance. My "heartfelt wishes" to Stampin Royalty as they launch their new challenge blog!!

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Friday, January 8, 2010

Shabby Chic in Pretty in Pink and Brown: PPA #24

How can you go wrong with a sketch by Margaret Moody and some beautiful DSP? The yummy (and sparkly) "Sending Love" Specialty Designer paper creates the background for the "Dreams De Jour" stamp set using the "Love you" stamp. The new Chocolate Brown satin ribbon sets off this card with a simple knot rather than a bow. Textured Pretty in Pink cardstock and Textured Chocolate Chip cardstock are layered for some dimention, and don't forget the little Pretty in Pink brads. The square punch and scalloped square punch were also used. I distressed the edges of the pink square a bit by dragging the edge of the scissors around the cardstock to give a "shabby chic look! A little coloring with my markers give the sentiment some a dash of color to tie the card together. Notice my Valentine theme cards just keep comin!

117153 - Sending Love Specialty Paper, 117287 Chocolate Chip 5/8" Satin Ribbon, 118659 Soft Subtles Textured Cardstock, 108697 Earth Elements Textured Cardstock, 106954 Soft Subtles Brads, 104400 1 1/4" Square Punch, 112081 Scallop Square Punch

Remember, with every $50 order you receive a free SU product from the Sale A Bration mini catalog...and at the very back of the caddy are items from the main catalog that are FREE options as well!! It's a great time to get some new stampin supplies!!! Order 24/7 from me! Just go the Order Online Button, click, and go to "Shop Now," or email me with your order!

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Valentines for Stamp a Stack Class!

Look closely and you will see that this little Valentine has a surprize hidden image, revealed after the Love Bandit bookmark ( made from the Two Tags Big Shot Die) is removed from the pocket! Using Real Red and Pretty in Pink, and some beautiful ribbon and punches, this Valentine card will be fun to assemble and we get to use the new "Love Bandit" stamp set from the Spring Occasion Mini Catalog. Just a little stamping and alot of punching: Scallop Edge Punch, Round Scallop Punch, Heart to Heart Punch and 3/16 Corner Rounder Punch, give this card some life. Added to the bookmark are the new Epoxy Brads in Valentine colors. I love the Two Tags Die...very adaptable to all kinds of projects. Come and "stamp a stack!" See my Stampin Up! web site for details!

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Pals Paper Arts: Anything but a Card: ARTIST PICK!

I accidentally deleted this post!!! But if you finally found me, thank you for the visit to see my Big Shot pin cushions!!! This was so easy too! I ran my fabric and batting through my Big Shot using the Top Note and Scallop Circle dies. I saw this on Angie Kennedy Juda's blog, so she gets all the credit! You can see her video tutorial at

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Clean and Simple for Our Creative Corner

For this little Valentine I had to refrain from multiple layers and embellishments in order to remain "clean and simple." So, I cut out a heart with my Cricut, and stamped my cute and new little love bandit then cut him out with with my scallop punch. The Love Bandit stamp set is now available in the Occasion mini catalog. I love the new DSP specialty paper Sending Love. It has those lovely browns and pinks! My heart punch came in handy for a few more little hearts. Very Vanilla is my base and cardstock. Gosh I wanted to add ribbon and other goodies, but my hubby will get this one anyway! He won't miss the lack of layers and treasures!

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Valentine Mojo #120

Another Valentine's Day card for someone special. This time I used two of the new products found in the Spring Occasions Mini. Notice the fun polka dot brad in the middle of tic tac toe? Love these things! The rick rack punch is also a new product and adds a sweet touch to any card. Basic colors are Real Red on textured card stock and some Night and Day DSP. In my "stash of stuff" I found some little white heart brads to follow the sketch. The sentiment is a rub on that I didn't rub on very well but every card I make has some kind of flaw!! Oh, and the stamp set is "A Happy Heart" which is still available in the big catalog. Happy Mojo!

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