Sunday, January 7, 2018

Well that spoils the Party!

Who's had that guest that it seems can't eat anything you made for the party?
Oh wait that guest would be me!  Gluten Free here.

This set was so fun and I used the Clear Facets Gems to "select" certain food issues.
I made this for a swap, so each card was different.  I stamped the four colors 
for the words then mixed them up on the cards.

Basic Grey, W. White cs
Sale-A-Bration Bubbles and Fizz dsp free with a $50.00 order
Inks: Real Red, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime, Pumpkin Pie
Clear Facets Gems, Mini Dimensionals for the words
Classic Label Punch - Trim ends after punching.

Happy stamping!

Friday, January 5, 2018

Panda -manium

Party Pandas -Sale-A-Bration Set- free with a $50 order
Petal Passion dsp
Black, Flirty Flamingo CS
Flirty Flamingo 3/8" striped Grosgrain Ribbon
Tear and Tape - I used this to attach the ribbon.  Place a strip of tape across your card front 
using ribbon right from the roll, press the ribbon into the tape, as you go along,
 to get the ruffled effect.

Happy stamping!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

No stamping, just fun stuff!

This was my new decor item this year.  All my outside decor really was sad looking.
This was so easy, I zip tied 3 wreaths together to make the body.  
I had the Santa hat that I stitched onto the wreath, (So it didn't blow away!) 
a length of fleece for a scarf, and some snowflake ornaments, 
that I wired into the wreaths.

Mickey loves being outside.  You'd think he was part St. Bernard.
I had to make him a outfit with boots to protect his foot pads.

This zero and below weather is the pits.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

It's a new year!

That means new catalogs! 
The Occasion and Sale-A-Bration catalogs are live today!

This card says it all.  I think you're awesome!  As we roll into the new year I want to thank
each and everyone of you for being a blog follower, a customer, and great supporter of me
and my business.  I've had a rough 2 years but that is all in the past now
and I am moving forward to better things.

I wish for you better things in this new year too!

Stamp Set- You're Awesome
Sale-A-Bration Catalog - Free with a $50 purchase of any product

I also used the Music BG and Timeless Texture stamps
to create my own designer paper look.

If placing an order with me, please use the hostess code 24V6J7FK

Happy stamping!

Sunday, December 31, 2017

On being an elf.

 No not Elf on the Shelf, but where I was able to help out.  
My friend Sara is a teacher and they needed things for the Santa shop at her school.  
Over one weekend before Christmas, I made 76 hats, 39 calendars, 24 snowman cocoa treat bags 
(forgot pictures) and much more.

They are just the 15 minute fleece hats.  
Quick and cute!  Sizes from Newborn to XL.

So if you are local to me, and have fleece you won't be using, even scraps,
and would like to donate to a good cause, I'll take it!
I am going to start sewing for next year come January.
I have other patterns that take longer to sew with ear flaps and brims and all.
I even have a pattern for a cute fleece purse in the shape of a frog, bear, 
and a duck for little kids.  I like to make things, actually I love to make things.
So I am making the year 2018 the year to sew lots fo things to donate to good causes.

Added 1-3-18
I've had several requests for where I got the pattern.  I didn't find a written one I worked from a picture and some comments.  Here is what I did.

For an adult large hat:
Fleece 1 yard can make 4
long 1/2" scrap of fleece to tie top
thread to match 
sewing machine - There are techniques out there to make these without a sewing machine.  Check Pinterest.
Good cutting scissors

1. Cut fleece 16 x 23"
(To figure size for anyone, measure around head where hat would cover their ears.add 2" and that is your width.  13" - 16" for hat height.  If too tall for someone, retie fringe end lower on hat.  Trim so it's a pom pom rather than flopping over.)
2. Fold in half on 23" length.  Zig Zag or stretch stitch up the 16" side.
3. Fold one end up 2"  Sew straight stitch 1/4" - 1/2" from edge around brim.
4. On other end cut !/2" strips 2  2.5" deep.
5. Gather this end and tie tightly with a 1/2" long scrap of fleece, 
or even matching fat yarn.  
15 minutes you should be done!

Friday, December 29, 2017

Stamparatus - Last day to register to order one is December 30th.

I used it today!  It is the best tool in the stamping world.  :)
Why do I have one already?  Since they can't be gotten until February, at the earliest for some?

Sue says it best.
Sue Arthur posted in Demonstrator Party Planning thread on FB about L2L
● There was a group put together several YEARS AGO by Stampin' Up! They asked for volunteers 
to work on upcoming projects. The group that they created was called Leader 2 Leader (L2L
The members of this group have literally spend hours on reviews, questionares etc on products,
 events, catalogs. 
Some of this group helped develop the Stamparatus (no they could not share what they were 
working on and would have signed confidentiality agreements)
As a THANK YOU for all their work, which they have volunteered to do unpaid. 
Stampin' Up! sent enough Stamparatus units to each warehouse so that the L2L group could order theirs and get it shipped immediately. These were sent to warehouses from the first batch made.

So YES these people got a special code and could order theirs and get it first. 
Given some of them have spent hours working on the development of this tool - it is only fair they 
should get it first. They have know about it for a couple of years and worked on this project for just as long.

Here is the tool in use.  I used it with the 3 step Amazing Congratulations Stamp Set 
from the new Occasion's book.  Which starts Jan 4th!

It has 2 plates the work from the side and the top.  
They lift out of their hinge and can be flipped over.

Like shown here to have another stamp ready to use.

 Here is the top plate brought down from above 
to stamp the 3rd step, the outline, of the image.

Finished.  I did 13 of these in 30 minutes.  
The longest part was lining up the stamps in the right place. 

I used Washi tape I got in a bag of stuff from a friend 
to outline the spot for the cardstock.  Because it was right next to me.  
I also covered the 2 magnets with Washi tape and left flaps on the ends.  
So glad I did that because they got too close to each other and snapped together.  
They are super strong!!!
The Washi tape made it possible to slide them apart.

Finished card.  

Love this designer paper.  It's called Painted with Love.  
Also in the Occasion book. 


Stampin' Up! has a video you can watch 
that tells you all about the new Stamparatus.

New stuff is so fun!
Happy stamping!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Happy New Year Calendar

I sent these Easel Card Calendars, out to my team members.  
They fold flat to mail.

Happy Stamping!

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas!

Our pets always want to help.  
This card is what inspired my Bella card, here.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

One More Gift Card Holder

 Carols of Christmas Bundle 
Be Merry dsp (in the Idea Book and Catalog)
Stiched and Layering Circle Framelits

4.25" x 11"
Score at 2" 5.5"
The end is punched with the Duet Banner Punch, 
before adhering it to the card base.
It makes it easier to get the card our.

Happy stamping!

Friday, December 22, 2017

More Gift Card Holders

Any card can be a gift card.  Just by adding a pocket inside.
2 pocket styles shown below.  Some gals just left them as cards.  That works too.

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Need a Last Minute Gift Card holder?

1. Inside Gingerbread Card

2. Inside Let It Snow Card
The one we did in class used a punch to create the spot for the gift card.  
Mine is really bad!  lol  I stopped punching or there would be no cardstock to hold 
the gift card in.  Here is a tutorial here with a different spin on the holder section.

3. Reindeer with card inside
This is cut 3" x 11"  Tear ad Tape holds it shut on the sides.  
The top is cut with Lots of Labels Framelits.
Place strip through die and cut only one end.  Roll to cut 
and roll back out same end of Big Shot.
Pretty Pines for Antlers, and bow
Retired Bird Punch, body trimmed for larger ears
Retired Small oval punch for nose
Cookie Cutter Punch for eyes -White Gel pen

4 is this super easy, so very fun card from my Upline's blog.
This card would work for any occasion!

 If you didn't buy the snowflake dies like me.
I used an old perforater tool from SU.  (Three tools, folded up, black, 
came on a key chain for traveling.  From years ago.)
There are sewing perforation tools too.  
Used when tracing patterns, that could work for this too.
I laid the designer paper layer on the  Simply Scoring board 
and slowing ran the tool up the 1/2" and 1" grooves.

Happy stamping!

Monday, December 18, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams

Not Christmas, but a great birthday card!
A quick, and cute card, Washi Tape, a die cut, and some Bakers Twine.
The greeting is on a separate piece of cardstock stamped, then glued down, 
because as I lifted the block I dropped it back onto the card.  
BUT! as I tell my customers, there is always a way to fix an booboo.

Happy stamping!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Hearts Come Home Bundle

One of the cards we made at Stamp Buffet.  We brayered Marina Mist ink over paper 
from the Be Merry dsp.  So our stars look green here, but really did look blue 
after brayering them.  Retired ribbon and a non SU punch (gasp!) as I had 
lost the snowflake die I waned to use.  Thankfully I did find it a couple days 
later behind the cutting table.  Lesson learned!  

Always keep a magnet sheet next to the Big Shot!

Happy stamping!

Saturday, December 16, 2017

It's time for another Star Wars Movie!

Long time Star Wars fan here!  
I've even read all the books written.
When the first movie came out my first husband and I lived by an outdoor theater.  
One of the people in our building ran a wire for sound, 
his uncle owned the outdoor theater, and he got permission!  
Maybe his uncle knew he'd do it anyway.  :-P
We collected 3 old couches and lawn chairs. All 8 apartments of tenants sat outside 
every night through that summer watching the movie over and over.
It was a blast!

So fast forward to 2017, and the latest movie is out,
and my best friends brother loves Star Wars too!
I made a Darth Vader card  for her to give him for his birthday.

A lot of punching and sponging, but fun.

I printed the quote off the computer.

What I used, some is retired.
Honeycomb TIEF, ( Technique - Foil glued to white cardstock then embossed),
Basic Black cs, Smokey Slate cs, Project Life Framelits, Word Window punch, 
2 Hand cut Triangles, Small Oval, Layering Circle Framelits,
Silver Sharpie marker, Enamel Shapes colored with Sharpie marker,
White Craft ink and sponge or dauber

I modeled my card after one found on Pinterest.  
I tried to link to the site but that person's website was non active.

Happy stamping!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Display Stamper Entry

I'm back on my feet, and ready to kick it into gear again!  
So I am throwing my hat in the ring for the chance to be a display stamper,
at the Milwaukee Onstage in April.  We are asked to create our best work 
and submit, 3 cards, 1 scrapbook page, and 2 3D items.
I am submitting at the deadline, so wish me luck!

Shhh, this is one of my Christmas card ideas this year.  
I have to get them addressed and mailed this weekend.
This is my pup, Mickey, helping me decorate.  lol

A fun distressed card.  I did use retired SU corrugated cardstock for the star.  
If you don't have that leftover, you can peel a corrugated box apart and use that.

This was fun.  I saw a simple card with 2 real playing cards 
on it for the birthday year, and thought how fun it would be to create it SU style.
I used the Labeler Alphabet Stamp Set to create the cards.

My 6" x 6" scrapbook page.  
Who says Christmas paper and snowflakes are only for winter?
I see great Red, White, and Blue, and fireworks.  :)

My first 3D is a great treat holder.  
I used a 3" heavy cardboard tube to create the hats. 
They are covered in Black cardstock, and dressed up with the Pretty Pines Thinlit dies.
They are a great size and hold 9 Hershey Miniatures bars.

My other 3D is a 3D card.  
I used the Hometown Greetings Edgelits dies to cut each section.  
It took some fancy plate laying but it turned out like I hoped.  
I will only be making one of these, too much fussy cutting.
It's  was worth it, it's for a special person!

The houses layer on the tri-fold card, like they are hills above each other.

That's my entry.  I always have fun doing this type of project.
So even if I am not chosen, I already had fun with this!

I plan to be seeing a lot more of you, or you of my projects!  
I ordered a special holder for my camera.  
I am hoping it will help with taking pictures, 
and I will be able to do short videos too.  We'll see how that goes.
Happy stamping!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Holiday Treat!

Free shipping on December 11th from 12:00 am to 11:59 pm.

Use this great offer to check everything off your wish list. 
With free shipping you get a great deal on any product!

PLUS! Don't forget to check out the discounted items in the Year End Sale!

You can have your order shipped right to you! 
If placing an order for less than $150.00 please use hostess code PSXRSA9H
Please remember to select me as your demonstrator if not putting in the hostess code.
If attending, your order will count for your December purchase for Stamp Buffet.

All other online orders will get a free gift from me.
Something new from the upcoming catalog!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Free Shipping

Hi all!
On Monday, November 27, (from 12:01am to 11:59pm) 
shipping is free for all Stampin' Up! orders. 
Current Online Extravaganza deals end Sunday.
Use this great offer to check everything off your wish list. 
With free shipping you get a great deal on any product!

You can have your order shipped right to you! 
If placing an order for less than $150.00 please use hostess code PSXRSA9H
Please remember to select me as your demonstrator if not putting in the hostess code.
If attending, your order will count for your December purchase for Stamp Buffet.

All other online orders will get a free gift from me.
Something new from the upcoming catalog!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Merry Patterns stamp Set

October 31st is the last day to get this set.
Merry Patterns is a limited special, free with a $300 order.

A couple of cards we made at Stamp Buffet the last 2 months.

Happy stamping!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Vintage Leaves Stamp Set

Perfect card for an Autumn birthday!
Teeny Tiny Wishes greeting

Happy stamping!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Count My Blessings stamp set candle holder

Here is a 3D item I snuck into card buffet, they don't really like 3D items.
Though, it was very popular!

I saw a Christmas one and didn't want to wait to offer it to my stampers.

1 sheet Pumpkin Pie cs (or other color if for a different holiday)
Vellum 2 pieces 3" x 4"
1 strip of dsp 3/4" x 12 Painted Autumn dsp (trim end after attaching)
Linen Thread
Embellisment or punched shape ( I used retired accents)
Tear & Tape Adhesive
glue dots
Tombow Multi Purpose glue
Stitched Shpes Framlits (You can use any framelit that fits in the panels)
Stazon Ink
Stamp set of your choice
LED candle

How to:
Stamp images with Stazon, centered on vellum, set aside to dry.
When dry attach Tear & Tape Adhesive to top and bottom edges only 
of the front side. (side image is stamped on)

1. With long edge of cs at top of scoreboard, score Pumpkin Pie cs 3 places at at 2.75 - 5.5 - 8.25
2. Cit in half to get 2 4.25" x 11  pieces

3. Fold in half.  Place framelit centered over folded cs.  
Use post its to hold the framelit, it will slide around.
By cutting them at the same time they are in the same place on both panels.
Run thru Big Shot.

4. Fold on other score lines.  

5. Attach dsp strip with Multi Purpose glue, folding strip over folded edges, 
this gives you time to adjust the dsp over the folds.  Trim off excess.

6.  Attach vellum on inside over window openings.  Center designs in windows.
You could cut windows in back panel and add vellum windows there too.
I found the light showed better out one side.   Maybe I need bigger led candles.

7. Fold back panel on all fold lines. Attach to front panel with sticky Tear & Tape Adhesive. 
ON INSIDE of cs, not over dsp.  Just showing for the adhesive challenged.
I put 2 strips, one at each side of end panels. 

8. Attach Linen thread, winding into circle, attaching to a 1/2" strip of Tear & Tape Adhesive.
Attach an embellishment over this using glue dots, to hide tape.

Done, place candle inside.  Great centerpiece idea for a holiday.

Inside view

Happy stamping!
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