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