Thursday, September 30, 2010

Stampin Celebration #22- Buzz on over!

What a fun inspiration we have over at Stampin' Celebration this week! Look at those cookies! Yummmm! Hop on over and join us!

I got this idea of using the punches like this from Mary Fish. She is amazing!
Stamps: Broadstreet Alphabet
Ink and Paper: Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, So Saffron
Other: Big Shot, Daisy #2 Die, Curvy Label Punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, Early Espresso Striped Grossgrain Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

It's begining to look a lot like Christmas...

Ha-Ha! Not really! Just want to use all my new stamps! I do this every year. By the time Thanksgiving rolls around, I'm so over Christmas! But, these colors Stacey came up with for her Curtain Call Color Challenge just couldn't be done any other way...

Stamps: Contempo Christmas
Ink and Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Write Stuff DSP (retired), Versa Mark
Other: Big Shot, Nesties, Clear Embossing Powder, Basic Rhinestones, Scallop Border Punch

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Yo-Yo Christmas- More Fabric

I finally kept it simple! Every time I do a Clean and Simple sketch, my card becomes anything but! LOL! While playing with the fabric last weekend, my mom made a few cute little yo-yos. I saved them to use on cards.

Stamps: A Cute Christmas
Ink and Paper: Real Red, Garden Green, Blushing Bride, Candy Cane Christmas DSP
Other: Candy Cane Christmas Designer Fabric, Designer Buttons, Small Oval Punch, thread, Scallip Trim Border Punch

Monday, September 27, 2010

PPA #61- A Sneak Peak

I've been working on an upcomming Christmas Card class, and I used this great sketch from Paper Pal Arts for one of the cards.

It's very simple, but if your looking to make your own Christmas cards, and you need to make a lot of them, you want it to be simple! :-)
Stamps: Tags Till Christmas
Ink and Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Candy Cane Christmas
Other: Real Red Grosgrain Striped Ribbon, Ornament Punch, Basic Jewels

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Easy No Sew Fabric Project

I was inspired at SU Regionals to purchase some of Stampin' Ups new fabric. There are so many possibilities for this fabric! I searched the web for some easy new sew projects and found a few things I liked. I didn't want to use this fabric for a Christmas project, but rather something everyday. The colors on the Candy Can fabric are so my girls, and I decided to make them some hair pieces.
My mom is in town this weekend, so we sat down and just started playing. The fabric comes with a great instruction packet that gives a few project ideas. This flower is super simple to make and the directions come with the fabric. I wrapped a few shreds of fabric around an old headband and hot glued the flower. So super simple!

Emma loves her new headband!

Next, I used a fat headband and covered it with the striped fabric.

We found a great tutorial HERE to make these simple twisted rosettes. Hot glue and a few buttons, and voila!

Next, this one came from a mistake. I was trying to make the flower on the first headband, but I used to much glue. So, it wouldn't fluff up. I stuck a button in the middle, added a little Victorian lace and made it a clip! Cute!

So, give it a try! Stampin' Up offers two different sets of fabrics. The one I used is called Candy Cane Christmas (#121715). If you would like to order this fabric, you can do so HERE.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Simple Thanks

Ink and Paper: Autumn Spice, More Mustard, Cajun Crazy, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Other: Decrotive Label Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Basic Pearls, Certainly Celery Taffeta Ribbon

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Stampin Celebration

We have a fun inspiration photo this week at Stampin Celebration. Looks like a fun backyard brunch... How sweet!

I stuck with the fence and banners. its my favorite part of the photo!
Stamps: Woodgrain, Party This Way, Curly Cute, Tiny Tags
Ink and Paper: Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Whisper White
Other: Bronze Brads, twine, Stampin' SPonges, Basic Rhinestones, Stampin Dimensionals.
Now, it's your turn! What inspiration do you have from the beautiful backyard party pictures! Have fun!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tween Scene

My oldest daughter isn't quite 8, but already, I see her making that transition from little girl to tween. She is very into the store Justice and we were looking around one day last weekend when she found this pack of chapstick she wanted. I told her it would make a great gift for one of her friends!

So, of course, I had to make it cute! I love this set called Grunge Rock ( 117080/120555.) Its perfect for the tweens! ;-)

I made this holder in the same way I did the Antibacterial Soap Holder.
The inside was fun. It had to have bling, and it had to have a crown!

There are holes punched with a 5/8" circle punch for each chapstick.

Stamps: Grunge Rock, Artistic Etchings
Paper and Ink: Basic Black, Temting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Rich Razzleberry, Brights DSP, Wicked Fun DSP
Other: Bone FOlder, Red Sticky Tape, Basic Rhinestones, 5/8" circle punch, Modern Label Punch, Decrotive Label Punch, Crimper, Scallop Border Punch, Illuminate Top Coat Smooch

Tea-rific Birthday

Another birthday around here. Seems like I am making birthday cards all the time! LOL! This one is for Ellie's teacher.

Stamps: Morning Cup (120489), Longfellows (Level 2 Hostess Set), Curly Cute (120510)
Ink and Paper: Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Rich Razzleberry, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, In Color DSP, Build a Bear Pawsitively Prints II, Basic Black
Other: Big Shot, Scalloped Envelope Die, Nestabilities (non SU), Modern Label Punch, Brights Buttons, thread, Scallop Trim Punch, Blender Pens, 1" Circle Punch
All the products are Stampin' Up, unless otherwise noted. If you would like to purchase any of them, you can visit my Stampin' Up website 24/7.

This card was made using the sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge and Curtain Call Color Challenge:

Monday, September 20, 2010

Game Time!

Stamps: Jolly Bingo Bits (121187), Bingo Card (120851), Smarty Pants (115070)
Ink and paper: Real Red 102482), Wild Wasabi (108641), Tempting Turquoise DSP (117152), Whisper White (100730)
Other: Decrotive Label Punch (120907), Glimmer Brads (121003), twine (100982), Scallop Border Punch (119882)
All supplies are Stampin' Up. If you would like to purchase any of them, you can do so 24/7 at my Stampin' Up site.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Autumn Thanks

Stamps: Falling Leaves (115368)
Ink and Paper: Cajun Craze (119684), Peach Parfait (119794). Wild Wasabi (108641), Crumb Cake (120953), Very Vanilla (101650)
Other: Big Shot (113439), Latice Bigz Die (115958), Eyelet Border Punch (119853), Basic Pearls (119247), Victoria Crochet Trim (118481), Modern Label Punch (119849), Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch (119275), Antique Brads (117273)

All supplies are STampin Up. If you are interested in purchasing any of them, you can do so 24/7 at my Stampin' Up Store!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Cookie Jar Treats

I wanted to make the girls' teachers a little treat to thank them for taking such good care of them. I found some cute ball jars at a local craft store and had to spruce them up!

I spray painted the lids and then rubbed the edges with the sanding block (103301.)

For the lid, I cut a circle of paper from the DSP set called Play Date (117168). I stamped images from a new set in the SU Holiday Mini called Day of Gratitude (121148.) Its my very favorite stamp set right now! I stamped Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso and Pumpkin Pie inks on the same color card stock. This sentiment is called Afterthoughts (Level 1 Hostess set from the IBC). It's punched out with my most favorite punch of ALL TIME (thats a bold statement!! LOL!) called Decortive Label Punch (120907). If you buy one thing from this mini, it should be this punch!

I also used this sentiment from Occasional Quotes (Level 3 Hostess Set in the IBC.)

The best part of these jars are the decrotive accents. They are big rub ons basically that have a chalk board finish. You can write on them with chalk and erase it when you change the contents! These are the Curly Label Chalkboard Decor Elements (118876, $595). They come 3 to a page and in three sizes. They also come off clean when you want to remove them!

The final touch is the Pumpkin Pie Striped Grosgain Ribbon (115616), {Love This Ribbon!!}
The cookies are a recipe my mother always made. It's the "Mrs. Field's Chocolate Chip" recipe that has always floated around. It makes a TON of cookies, but they are THE BEST!!


2 c. butter
2 c. white sugar
2 c. brown sugar
5 c. oatmeal
4 c. flour
4 eggs
2 tbsp. vanilla
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tbsp. baking soda
24 oz. chocolate chips
1 (8 oz.) Hershey chocolate bar, grated

Mix ingredients together. Bake on ungreased baking sheet at 375 degrees for 7-12 minutes, until lightly brown. Makes 10 dozen.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

A very girly SCIC!

This week's hallenge at Stampin Celebration is so girly! Who can't resist a little pink and black?? ME!!

My sentiment is on the inside! It is from the Upsy Daisy set (#111710) I embossed the front with one of Stampin' Ups Backgrounds 1 Embossing plates ( 114512) and the Big Shot (113439). I then spritzed it with some Vanilla Shimmer Smooh Spritz (#118772). This stuff is fun to use! I layered several punches,2 3/8" Scallop Circle (118874), Decrotive Label, and Modern Label (119849). ANd, of course I had to add some gorgeous Basic Black Satin Ribbon (117285) . I included a few Basic Pearls (119247.)
Now, hop on over to Stampin Celebration and join us in this Fun challenge! GO! ;-)
If you are interested in any of these products, please check out my Stampin' Up store!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Have a Wicked Birthday!

I love these Halloween sets.. A Lot!! But, I don't really see myself giving out all that many Halloween cards. So, I thought I would repurpose these little witch hats!

Sketch provided by Sweet Sunday Sketch.

STamps: Wicked Cool, Occasional Quotes
Ink and Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Cajun Craze, Wild Wasabi, Wicked Fun DSP, Basic Black
Other: Big Shot, SPider Web Ebossing FOlder, Scallop Border Punch, Tab Punch, 1 1/4" square punch, Chunky Glass Glitter, Basic Rhinestones

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Simple Guys...

I made a super quick card meant for a guy... or a boy. At regional on Saturday, we all received a free package of the new glimmer brads and I was dying to use them! Stacie's Curtain Call this week was perfect to incorporate the bronze ones! I also used the sketch from Clean and Simple.

Not my typical card, no frill, no flower, very little bling.. But hey, that's a guy for ya right???

Stamps: Family Phrases, Out West
Ink and Paper: Early Espresso, Always Artichoke, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke DSP
Other: Glimmer Brads, Scallop Border Punch, Big Shot, Lots of Tags Sizzlet, Modern Label Punch, Basic Pearls