Thursday, December 17, 2009

Daycare gift bags

I made these little gift bags for the jars I made for the girls at my sons daycare. I just cut a circle out of Real Red cardstock and spritzed it with my shimmer paint mixed with alcohol and then put a felt snowflake on top of it. Super easy.

Stamps: Delightful Decorations
Ink: Real Red
CS: Real Red, White
Other: Ornament Punch, Shimmer Paint, Felt Flurries, non SU! ribbon, lunch bag

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Decorated Jar

This is a little empty jar that I decorated for some of the girls at my sons daycare. I will fill them with candy. You can't see in the picture but the red circles are sprayed with Shimmer Mist made with Stampin' Up! Shimmer Paint and rubbing alcohol. I have never found a way to catch the glimmer with a camera. You just have to see it in person!

Stamps: none
Ink: none
CS: Real Red
Other: Felt Snowflakes, Brads, non SU! ribbon

Monday, December 14, 2009


I found this idea on Kathleen's blog. I changed a couple of the punches and made his nose different. To make this one just put a pop up glue dot on the paper and then cover with glitter! There is a little Kit Kat bar inside.

Stamps: none
Ink: none
CS: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, White, Black
Other: Pop up glue dots, Chunky red glitter, 1/2 and 1/4 circle punches, Scallop circle punch, Snowflake die, Big Shot

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Another version....

Here is the same card as yesterday just with the colors reversed.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Quick Christmas cards

Here is another quick and easy Christmas card.

Stamps: Serene Snowflakes, two retired word sets (I will try to find them and add the names)
Ink: White Craft
CS: Real Red, White
Other: 1 1/2 & 1 3/4 circle punches, Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Scallop edge punch

Friday, December 11, 2009

Pop can ornament

Isn't this just neat? It is made using empty pop cans! I have seen these on the internt but have never made one until now. Very easy. Just cut the top and bottom off of two pop very careful because the edges are sharp! Flatten it out and run it through your Big Shot with the snowflake die. Attach the two snowflakes together with a brad and add some ribbon and you have an ornament.

Stamps: none
Ink: none
CS: none
Other: Big Shot, Snowflake Die, Brads, Ribbon

Sunday, December 6, 2009

New stamps!

Sale a Bration starts next month! As a demo I get to preorder some stuff. How fun! I got one of the new Sale a Bration stamp sets, a paper pack and a punch - all of them will be available to you for free with a $50 purchase next month! What a deal.

For this card I stamped the house and roof separate (the stamps come that way so you can mix and match) and the trees. Then I cut them out and popped up the trees on the background. Did I mention that these stamps are unmounted? They come in a cool case and you just put them onto an acrylic block to stamp. Very easy to use. To get the background behind the houses and trees (click on the picture for a larger view) I used markers and the Color Spritzer Tool. I haven't used it in ages. I forgot how much fun it is.

Stamps: Good Neighbor
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Soft Suede
CS: Soft Suede, Old Olive, Welcome Neighbor DS
Other: Scallop Trim Border punch, Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Color Spritzer, Markers, Soft Suede Ribbon

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Sparkly card

This is the card I showed at a stamp club last night. They wanted to see how to use the Shimmer Paint in the mini catalog. I cased this card from a newsletter from Debbie McNeill. I did mine a little different though. I used White craft ink for some of the snowflakes and then for the background I used a Shimmer spray that I made with rubbing alcohol and the Shimmer paint. It is almost impossible to take a picture of the shimmer. The whole card looks like a light frosting of super fine glitter is over it. You just have to see it in person!

Stamps: Serene Snowflakes
Ink: White Craft, Platinum Shimmer Paint
CS: Kraft, Night of Navy, Silver
Other: Ribbon, Sponge dauber, Spray bottle, rubbing alcohol

Friday, December 4, 2009

Gift Bag

Here is the gift bag for the little box I posted yesterday. It is super easy to make. Just stamp a bag, punch a couple of holes in the top and thread a candy cane through to hold it shut.

Stamps: Serene Snowflakes
Ink: Real Red, Glorious Green
CS: none
Other: Gift bag, candy cane

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Tag box

Every year my upline has a Holiday party for us. We started a 3D swap last year. This is my swap for this year. It is a little box with six gift tags in it. I also made a cute gift bag (I will post that tomorrow) to put the box in.

Stamps: Delightful Decorations
Ink: Real Red
CS: Whisper White, Glorious Green
Other: Dazzeling Diamonds glitter, Ornament Punch, Silver cord, Ribbon, Big Shot, Bitty Box & Envelope Die

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Super easy Christmas cards

I made up these cards quick last weekend when I was at Archiver's with my friends.  I made 30 of them.  If you line everything up and do one step at a time they go pretty fast.  It is hard to see in the scan (and yes I know I scan really crooked) :) but the front is embossed with one of the texture plates.  Click on the pictures if you would like to see them larger.

Stamps: Sparkly & Bright
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke
CS: White, Always Artichoke
Other: 1 1/2 inch & 1 3/4 inch circle punches, Texture Plate, Big Shot, Always Artichoke Ribbon, Non SU glitter

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Gift Bag

A while back while blog surfing I saw this cute idea for the top of a gift bag.  Punch a couple of holes and thread a candy cane through to hold it shut.  How cute and easy!  This is going to be one of the projects for my Stamp Camp this Saturday.  It only takes a minute to make one.

Stamps: Serene Snowflakes
Ink: Gold and Silver
CS: none
Other: White lunch bag, candy cane, 1/2 Circle Punch

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Gobble, Gobble

I wanted to make up some cute little candy things for Thanksgiving this year.  I joined U Stamp with Dawn and Friends and got this pattern there.  If you are interested in joining there is a link on the side bar of my blog here.  There are patterns for new projects every day for a month.

Stamps: Gobble Gobble
Ink: none
CS: retired Autumn Vine DS, Confetti White, Sage Shadow
Other: Ribbon, 1 1/2 and 1 3/4 circle punches, Oval punch

Saturday, November 14, 2009


I had a request for retirement cards and a bunch of cardstock already cut up leftover from my last stamp camp.  This is what I came up with quick.  I'm not sure I like it but at least I used up what I had instead of just shoving it into a corner until later. :)

Stamps: Sweet Centers, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Perfect Plum, Black
CS: Perfect Plum, Black, White, Cast-a-Spell DS
Other: Treat Cups, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Ribbon

Friday, November 13, 2009

Fall Box

This is a cute little gift box I came up with to demo at a show.  It is very easy to put together after cutting out with the Big Shot.  Gosh I love that machine!

Stamps: None
Ink: none
CS: Autumn Meadows DS, More Mustard, Taken With Teal, Chocolate Chip
Other: Big Shot, Leaves Die, Scallop Bag Die, Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Twine

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Ornament punch card

I got this idea right from the Stampin' Up! website.  One of the other talented demos showed this at a recent event.  It's great to go there when I can't come up with an idea of my own.  The patterned paper in this card is flocked so the white part is fuzzy.

Stamps: Warm Words
Ink: White Craft
CS: Real Red, White, Christmas Cocoa DS
Other: White Ribbon, White Pen, Ornament Punch

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tissue Box

Isn't this cute?  I got this pattern for a tissue box here.  Since everyone seems to be sniffling I thought these would be cute to make up.

Stamps: Pun Fun, Background Basics
Ink: Night of Navy
CS: Night of Navy, White, Brocade Blue
Other: Night of Navy ribbon, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen, Tissue pack, Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Christmas card

What a crooked scan of this card!  Anyway, I found this cool idea for making trees with the scallop circle punch on a bunch of different blogs.  Here is my version of it.  The edges are brushed with Craft White ink.  The bottom (hard to see in the scan) is chunky glitter.  Very shimmery in person.

Stamps: All Holidays, Serene Snowflakes
Ink: White Craft
CS: Always Artichoke, White, Chocolate Chip
Other: Scallop Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, Markers, Chunky Glitter, Big Shot, Scallop Oval Die

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Sorry I haven't posted anything for awhile.  My dad had a massive heart attack and nearly died.  He is doing a little better now but it is going to take a long time to recover.  Then my mom had a lung removed (cancer) and of course her hosptial is across town from my dads.  I have been pretty busy going back and forth between the two of them, working full time and taking care of my family.  I will try to get some stuff posted soon but please have patience with me while I work through this tough time.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

My swap card

Here is my swap card for my customer group.  I hope they like it! :)

Stamps: Christmas Punch (hostess set)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
CS: White, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Christmas Cocoa DS
Other: Brads, Felt Flurries (retired), Oval Punch, Word Window Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, non SU! scallop oval

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Customer Swap

I hosted my first card swap with my customers.  Three people joined in this first round.  They send in such cute cards.  These are the cards they made.  I will post mine tomorrow.

Created by Sheryl

Created by Angie
Created by Karen

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

October Stamp Camp project

This cute little guy will be one of the projects at my October Stamp Camp.  The Camp is focused on punches.  This treat bag uses several to make the owl.  I got the idea from Mary Brown's blog.

Stamps: None
Ink: none
CS: Soft Suede, White, Black, Tangerine Tango
Other: Circle Punches, Star Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Top Note Die, Big Shot Machine, Cello Bag

Monday, September 28, 2009


This is a little Halloween Matchbox that I demoed for a new stamp group Friday night.  I always have lots of little leftover scraps of Designer Paper that I just can't bare to throw out.  I keep them to put around little Hersey's nuggets like this for a fast, cute way to decorate them.

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Black
CS: Black, Pumpkin Pie, Cast a Spell DS
Other: Brads, Ribbon, Big Shot Machine, Matchbox Die

Sunday, September 27, 2009


I finally inked up my new Dasher stamp.  This is on the under $10 page of the catalog.  I just love those little stamps. 

Stamps: Dasher
Ink: Chocolate Chip
CS: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, White, Shimmery White, Christmas Cocoa DS
Other: Snowflake Die, Big Shot Machine, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Organza Ribbon, Brads

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Pencil box

I thought these would make a cute little back to school gift. They would also be a great alternative to giving out candy for Halloween. I found the instructions for the box on someones blog. I will look for it and post a link when I find it.
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Tart & Tangy
Ink: Black
CS: Old Olive, Real Red, White, Retired DS
Other: Scallop Circle Punch, Circle punches, Pencils

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

One Eyed Monsters

How adorable are these? I had the song Purple People Eater in my head the whole time I was making them. :) I got the instructions here. They are quick and easy to make.
Stamps: none
Ink: Only Orange, Green Galore, Eggplant Envy, Summer Sun
CS: Only Orange, Green Galore, Lovely Lilac, Yo Yo Yellow, Black, White
Other: White Gel pen, Black marker, Scallop Circle Punch, 3/4 and 1 inch Circle punches, Word Window Punch

Monday, September 14, 2009

Test Tube smarties

These are some little test tube treats for Halloween. I found these tubes somewhere online last year after all the craze with the Martha Stewart ones. These are a little smaller so M & M's don't fit in them. Smarties do though!
Stamps: Batty for You
Ink: Black, Glorious Green, Only Orange
CS: White, Black, Glorious Green, Only Orange
Other: test tubes, ribbon, Smarties, Circle punches, Scallop Circle Punch

Friday, September 11, 2009

Halloween treat bag

Here is a little treat bag idea that I have seen lots of samples of on the internet. The topper is made by cutting out two Top Note's with my Big Shot machine. Each Note has a little perforated line around it. I cut that off of the black and layered it onto some orange patterned paper. Then you just fold it in half over a cello bag of treats and either tape it or staple it down.
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Batty For You
Ink: Black, White Craft
CS: retired Halloween DS, White, Black
Other: Top Note die, Big Shot machine, Circle punches, Ribbon, Cello Bag, candy

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Frankie box

Isn't he just the cutest??? I got this wonderful pattern from a fellow demo's blog, Angie Juda. It is such a fun and easy little treat box to make. The only changes I made from Angie's directions are that I drew the mouth free hand and cut his hair by hand instead of using a die cut.

Stamps: none

Ink: Old Olive

CS: Old Olive, Black, White

Other: Black marker, lots of punches

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Two more swap cards

Here are two more swap cards from my uplines last meeting. The first one is by Becky Pressgrove. She did the polished stone technique on the background. So pretty. The second one is by Colleen Wilkowske. The gold paper is stamped and embossed with clear on the background. It is very hard to see in the picture but so pretty and shimmery! The images have a little bit of the new white shimmer paint on them. Very nice touch. You can see these cards in person at my next stamp camp on September 26th.
Card 1
Stamps: Autumn Days, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Black, various reinkers
CS: Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant, Glossy White
Other: Alcohol, Cotton Ball, Twine, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Slit Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Paper Piercer, Brads, Embossing Powder
Card 2
Stamps: Dream Gardens, Embrace Life
Ink: VersaMark, Black Craft
CS: Gold, Black, White, Rose Red
Other: Markers, White Shimmer Paint, Clear Embossing Powder, Brads, Circle Punches

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Swap cards

When we have a meeting at my uplines house she has us bring cards to swap with the rest of the group. I am going to share some of the cards that I received at the last meeting over the next two days. I hope you enjoy them. Just think, if you sign up to become a demonstrator in my group you can get cards just like these at the next meeting. :)

Both of these cards use the new Serene Snowflakes stamp set found in the Holiday Mini catalog. I'm not sure who made these since there is no name on the back so I can't give credit to them. I will try to do recipes for both as best as I can figure out.

Card 1
Stamps: Serene Snowflakes
Ink: Soft Suede
CS: White, Soft Suede, Christmas Cocoa DS
Other: Pretties Kit (little half pearl), Scallop Circle Die, Big Shot machine, Circle Scissors, Ribbon

Card 2
Stamps: Serene Snowflakes
Ink: Silver, Night of Navy
CS: Night of Navy, Bordering Blue, Vellum
Other: Silver Cord, Night of Navy Marker, Silver Brads

Friday, September 4, 2009

All Stampin' Up!

Hello. Beginning today my blog will be all Stampin' Up!. From now on you will only see projects and cards made with Stampin' Up! products. I hope you enjoy the change! :)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Scrapbook page

This is a scrapbook page I copied out of the latest edition of Stampin' Success. I changed the layout a little and did my lettering different though. Lots of punches were used to create all of the page elements.

Stamps: Pure & Simple Alphabet
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Old Olive
CS: Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Old Olive, White, Real Red, Black
Other: 1 3/8 inch circle punch, Crop a Dile, 3/4 inch circle punch, 1 inch circle punch, Small oval punch, Scallop Circle punch, Large oval punch, Scallop Edge punch, Flower Brads

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Ice Cream Punch Art

Every month I get a magazine called Stampin' Success since I am a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. They have fabulous ideas for us. This month there were some very cool punch art samples. My October Stamp Camp will be focused on these. I copied this one right out of the magazine. :)

Stamps: Best Wishes & More
Ink: Real Red
CS: White, Real Red, Old Olive, Pretty In Pink, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, So Saffron, Old Olive Designer Prints
Other: 3/4 inch Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Large Oval Punch, 1 3/4 inc Circle Punch, Crop-a-Dile, Ribbon

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Butterfly Thank You

A Friend of mine lost her mother recently and she asked me to make some thank you cards for some special people. I saw a card similar to this on a display board from convention. I changed the background, designer paper, ribbon and left off the flower behind the butterfly. :)
Stamps: God's Beauty, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: black craft, Soft Suede
CS: White, Soft Suede, Rose Red Designer
Other: Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Ribbon, Black Embossing Powder, Markers, Big Shot, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Brads

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Halloween box

This is a quick little box that I made using my Big Shot. I plan to put little Hersey's kisses inside. It makes a very fast, easy gift.
Stamps: Graveyard Gala
Ink: Black Craft
CS: Pumpkin Pie, Black
Other: Black Embossing Powder, Ribbon, Ticket Corner Punch

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

New Halloween stuff

I love Halloween. I also love the perks of being a Stampin' Up! demo. When I placed my pre order for the Holiday Mini catalog I got this cool new stamp set for just $5! It is the cutest thing. There are stamps for all sorts of things but I used the Halloween one for this card. The middle of the stamp can be punched out and then these neat little cups can be put in to hold candy or any other little thing you want to put in them. I think it is just too cute! Look for many more projects to be made with these fun new items.

Stamps: Sweet Centers

Ink: Black Craft

CS: Black, Perfect Plum, Cast a Spell DS, White

Other: Black Embossing Powder, Markers, Ribbon, Ticket Corner Punch, Sweet Treats Cup, M & M's

Monday, August 17, 2009


The leaves on this card are made out of balsa wood. You can pick it up at Micheal's in long strips. I went to Home Depot first and they looked at me like I was nuts asking for such a whimpy kind of wood. :) Anyway, I cut out the leaves with my Big Shot. Then I inked them with Really Rust in the middle, Chocolate Chip to the edge and then a tiny bit of Tempting Turquoise on the tips. You have to be careful on the stems because they break off really easy. The background paper is from the Holiday Mini catalog that starts in September. A great perk of being a demo - I can order early!

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Tempting Turquoise
CS: Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Autumn Meadows DS, Vanilla
Other: Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Big Shot, Leaves Die

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Serene Snowflakes

This is another new stamp set coming out in September in the Holiday Mini Catalog. I love snowflake (even though I hate winter) and snowman stamps so I have to buy them all. :) This little card is made by folding the white cardstock in half (like you would for a regular card) and then running it through the Big Shot with the Scallop Circle die. Just leave a couple of the scallops without paper over them and you will get a 'hinge' for your card. This photo is kind of dark, the card is much prettier in real life.
Stamps: Serene Snowflakes
Ink: Soft Suede
CS: White, Shimmer White, Soft Suede, Christmas Cocoa Designer
Other: Pretties Kit (half beads), Scallop Circle Die, Big Shot machine, Circle Scissors Cutter, White Organza Ribbon