Friday, September 30, 2011

Birthday Pinwheel

Cut any size square to make your own pinwheel.  No punches or Big Shot needed!

I embossed the Daffodil Delight Cardstock with the Houndstooth Embossing Folder and layered my pinwheel and sentiment on top.  To make the pinwheel I started with a piece of Big Top Birthday Designer Series Paper that I cut into a 3 x 3 square.  I then punched a 1" circle in Real Red cardstock and placed it in the center of the square.  Taking my paper snips I started to make a cut on each corner on the diagonal.  To keep each fold in place I added some snail adhesive to my 1" circle.  After all of the corners were folded in I punched a 3/4" circle and placed this on top of the pinwheel securing it with a Daffodil Delight brad.  An extra piece of DSP was cut to make the small handle.  For a larger pinwheel you just need to start with a bigger square. 

3 x 3 square of DSP (opposite side of what is shown in card)
with 1" circle placed in center

Four cuts placed on a diagonal that reach to the tip of the circle

Sides folded over to make pinwheel

Finished pinwheel with additional circle and brad
For today's card I used the following:
Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight #119683, Tempting Turquoise #102067, Real Red #102482, Whisper White #100730
Designer Series Paper:  Big Top Birthday #122348
Stamp Set:  Full of Life #111500
Ink:  Real Red #103133
Punches:  1" Circle #119868, 3/4" Circle #119873, Scallop Oval #119856, Extra Large Oval #119859
Accessories:  Big Shot #113439, Houndstooth Embossing Folder #123134, Paper Snips #103579
Embellishment:  Bright Brad #119740

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Quick Halloween Card

When I don't have a lot of time to make a card, I usually grab an embossing folder to add texture to my background, thereby eliminating the need for a lot of layers.

Today's card was made using Crumb Cake cardstock that was embossed with the Spider Web Embossing Folder.  I stamped my spider in Basic Black Ink and then used markers to color in the mask and hat.  I punched it out with the 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch.  I added another Rich Razzleberry punch for a touch of color, along with the EEK sentiment!

I like the Kidoodles Stamp Set that was used for today's card.  It comes with 6 different stamps for Get Well, Halloween, Birthday, Christmas, Thank You, and Good for You cards.  It is one of those sets that goes a long way!

The following were used:
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake #120953, Whisper White #100730, Rich Razzleberry #115316
Ink:  Basic Black #101179
Markers:  Basic Black #100082, Rich Razzleberry #120970
Stamp Set:  Kidoodles #122865 wood or #122867 clear, Spooky Bingo Bits #123944 wood or #123946 clear
Punches:  2 3/8" Scallop Circle #118874, 1" Circle #119861, 1 1/4" Circle #11861
Accessories:  Big Shot #113439, Spider Web Embossing Folder #120889, Dimensionals #104430 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Love & Sympathy

Adding some Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz to my embossed layer of cardstock gives it a nice thin layer of pearlized accents.  I like to add something to my layer especially when I am using the same color as the card base.

I used Bravo Burgundy Cardstock for both my card base and the embossed layer.  To color in my image I used Bravo Burgundy and Always Artichoke markers, and placed a small pearl in the center of the flower.  I also added some Always Artichoke Seam Binding to the embossed layer.  To give the card a slightly different look I punched the two corners with my 3/16" Corner Punch. 

The following were used:
Cardstock:  Bravo Burgundy #105123, Very Vanilla #101650
Ink:  Always Artichoke #105219
Markers:  Always Artichoke #105113, Bravo Burgundy #105109
Stamp Set:  Love & Sympathy #122795 wood or #122797 clear
Ribbon:  Always Artichoke Seam Binding #121000
Embellishments:  Pearls #119247, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz #118772
Accessories:  Big Shot #113439, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder #120175, Dimensionals #104430
Punches:  3/16" Corner #119871, Extra Large Oval #119859

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Trick or Treat, Beary Sweet!

I think my grandson will like his Beary Sweet Trick or Treat card.   For my granddaughter, I will make a similar card using the girl bear.   It's nice that you get both a boy and girl bear in the Beary Best Friends Stamp Set, and with the addition of a few coordinating stamp sets you can make cards for several occasions

My card base is Cajun Craze, and a layer of Old Olive.  I cut two scrap pieces of Frightful Sight Designer Series Paper to layer in the background an stamped my image on Whisper White cardstock that was also layered with a piece of  Basic Black ad Cajun Craze.  I used coordinating markers to color in the bears outfit. The hat, pumpkin and sentiment are all from the Season of Hugs Stamp Set.

I used the following:
Cardstock:  Cajun Craze #119684, Old Olive #100702, Basic Black #121045, Whisper White #100730
Designer Series Paper:  Frightful Sight #122351
Ink:  Cajun Craze #119671, Basic Black #101179, Chocolate Chip #100908
Markers:  Cajun Craze #119678, Old Olive #100079, Soft Suede #120973, Blush Blossom #100037
Stamp Sets:  Beary Best Friends #118052, Season of Hugs #120823
Punches:  Word Window #119857, Modern Label #119849

Monday, September 26, 2011

Another reason to love Stampin' Up!

Instead of posting a project today I wanted to share just one of the reasons I feel confident when I purchase any Stampin' Up! product, whether it be for my personal use, or to share with others through workshops or classes.

A few days ago my Big Shot Die Cutting Machine started squeaking, and the handle was getting harder to turn.  So, I do what I usually do if I have any questions or problems with a product, which is hardly ever by the way, I called Stampin' Up!.  I told them the problem, and they immediately told me they would send me another one because it was still under the three year warranty period.   I was worried because I didn't have the original box, which is something the big craft stores want you to have if you have a return, but they said they have record of my purchase and there is no need to return it in the original packaging.

Now, my Big Shot is two years old, and has seen plenty of use.  From making wedding and shower invitations, to taking it to workshops and having it available at all of my stamp classes, and just for everyday use in my own projects it has served me well and I would be lost without it.  So I was so happy when they told me a new one would be send priority mail that day.
I was expecting to receive in today, but was pleasantly surprised when it arrived Saturday.  Now, that is what I call great Customer Service. They also make returning the old one easy too.  I just need to call them today and let them know the new one arrived and they will send me a pre-paid package to send it back in, and it will be picked up directly at my front door.  It couldn't get any easier than than.

Stampin' Up! not only carries all of the products I love, but also has great customer and demonstrator support.    So thanks Stampin' Up! for making the job I love to do even easier and for getting me my new Big Shot so quickly.

Now off to my Stamping Room to set up my new Big Shot and start getting creative again!

My Brand New Big Shot
Complete with new platform, cutting pads, and handle

Called SU on Wednesday and received package on Saturday!
From Utah to Pennsylvania in less than 5 days - Thanks Stampin' Up!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Christmas Lodge

I saw so many pretty cards made with the new Christmas Lodge Stamp Set and took inspiration from several Stampin' Up! demonstrators to help me design my card.

I started with a card base of Cherry Cobbler Cardstock, added a Snow Burst Embossed Layer of Very Vanilla, and then added a piece of Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Series Paper.  The oval was cut with my Big Shot and I stamped the design on in Chocolate Chip Ink.  For the snow, I used Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds which I let  dry before I adhered it to the card.  I also added some Cherry Cobbler 3/8" Quilted Satin Ribbon and a Mini Jingle Bell.  I cut the sentiment out by hand and placed it onto the card with dimensionals.

The following were used:
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler #119685, Very Vanilla #101650
Designer Series Paper:  Holly Berry Bouquet #124004 (Holiday Mini)
Stamp Set:  Christmas Lodge #123767 wood or #123769 clear (Holiday Mini)
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler #119669, Chocolate Chip #100908
Accessories:  Big Shot #113439, Snow Burst Embossing Folder #124096 (Holiday Mini)
Ribbon:  Cherry Cobbler 3/8" Quilted Satin #124105 (Holiday Mini)
Embellishments:  Mini Jingle Bell #124116 (Holiday Mini), Crystal Effects #101055, Dazzling Diamonds #102023

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Spice Cake for Fall

I really like the colors in the Spice Cake Designer Series Paper, and with coordinating Designer Buttons to go with it you can whip up a card or project in no time.  I left my card blank today because it is one of those cards that can be used for many different occasions. Thanks to Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melva Peters who made a similar card and where I got my inspiration!

The card base is Pool Party cardstock followed by a layer of Soft Suede.  Before I added my piece of Spice Cake DSP I punched two strips of Very Vanilla Cardstock with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, and added some Whisper White 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon.  Next, I punched a large scallop circle with Pool Party Cardstock, added a Soft Suede button and embellished the button with some flowers punched with the Boho Blossoms Punch.  A Basic Pearl was the finishing touch. 

 At my stamp class yesterday one of the ladies needed a masculine birthday card but she liked the design of this card.  All she needed to do was turn the DSP around because the other side is filled with Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede, and River Rock stripes.  Just another reason I love Stampin' Up!'s Designer Paper.  You get 6 double sided designs of paper, 2 of each sheet for a total of 12 sheets, with great coordinating colors for many different occasions. 

I used the following:
Cardstock:  Pool Party #122924, Soft Suede #115318, Very Vanilla #101650
Designer Series Paper:  Spice Cake #124003 (Holiday Mini)
Punches:  Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border #119275, Boho Blossoms #119858, 2 3/8"Scallop Circle #118874
Ribbon:  Whisper White 3/8" Taffeta #109070
Embellishments:  Basic Pearls #119247, Spice Cake Designer Buttons #124113

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Snowman Shaker Card

Shaker Frames, a new product in the Holiday Mini Catalog, are double-sided adhesive foam circles that let you make any card a shaker card.  You receive 36 total circles, 6 of each different size.  Five of the circles are sized to coordinate with SU Circle Punches.  Use them with Window Sheets and your favorite filler, like the Mica Flakes I used for my card. 

Baja Breeze cardstock was embossed with the Snow Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder which I thought was just the right background for my Snowman Greetings.  My greeting was stamped in Always Artichoke Ink and I used the 3/16" Corner Punch to round the edges and placed it on the card with dimensionals.   My snowmen are from the Jolly Bingo Bits Stamp Set and were stamped on Whisper White cardstock and then punched out with the 3/4" Circle Punch.  I also punched the same size circles with a Window Sheet and before I placed the Window Sheet on top of my 3/4" foam circles I added some Mica Flakes. 

Have fun creating your own projects with the Shaker Frames and experiment with different fillers and all of the different size circles.  Remember, you can order any of  the products you see on my projects by going to my on-line store, and if you have any questions about anything you see just leave me a comment or send me an e-mail. 

For today's card I used the following:
Cardstock:  Baja Breeze #111352, Whisper White #100730
Stamp Sets:  Jolly Bingo Bits #120857 wood or #121187 clear, Christmas Lodge #123767 wood or #123769 clear (Holiday Mini)
Ink:  Always Artichoke #105219, Basic Black #101179
Marker:  Baja Breeze #120965
Accessories:  Big Shot #113439, Snow Burst Embossing Folder #124096 (Holiday Mini), Dimensionals #104430, Window Sheets #114323
Embellishments:  Mica Flakes #124115 (Holiday Mini), Shaker Frames #124155
Punches:  3/16" Corner #119871, 3/4" Circle #119873

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Beau Chateau Wedding Wishes

Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper and a few extra embellishments created this quick wedding card!

Pink Pirouette Cardstock with a layer of Soft Suede created the base for my card, followed by a smaller layer of the Beau Chateau Designer Paper.  Another layer was created by punching more Pink Pirouette cardstock with the Lace Ribbon Border Punch.  A few pearls to the center of the lace, as well as a small accent strip of pearls in the top left corner were added to embellish the card.  The best wishes sentiment is from the Petite Pairs Stamp Set, and it goes with my inside sentiment which says - for the Mr. & Mrs..  It is so nice to have coordinating sentiments for both the outside and inside of the card!

For today's card I used the following:
Cardstock:  Pink Pirouette #111351, Soft Suede #115318, Very Vanilla #101650
Designer Series Paper:  Beau Chateau #122357
Ink:  Soft Suede #115657
Stamp Set:  Petite Pairs #122495 wood or #122497 clear
Punches:  Lace Border #122362, Small Oval #120908
Embellishment:  Pearls #119247

Monday, September 19, 2011

Stitched Felt Winter Wishes

Felt accent pieces in the Holiday Mini Catalog are a nice accessory to add to your holiday cards, packages, or gifts.  So easy to use and with 16 pieces of 4 different designs (4 pieces each) they go along way to get you started on your holiday projects.

The card base is Garden Green cardstock, followed by an layer of Cherry Cobbler and a piece of Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Seres Paper, also from the Holiday Mini.  The felt wreath was embellished with extra pearls and placed onto the card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  The sentiment was stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock which was punched with the 3/16" Corner Punch and sponged with some Garden Green ink around the edges. 

This card reminds me of how we used to decorate our front door when my children were little.  We would take large pieces of wrapping paper and wrap the door and then hang up the wreath.  Such a nice way of welcoming all that came over for the holidays!

For today's card I used the following:
Cardstock:  Garden Green #12584, Cherry Cobbler #119685, Very Vanilla #101650
Designer Series Paper:  Holly Berry Bouquet #124004 (Holiday Mini)
Stamp Set:  Christmas Lodge #123767 wood or #123769 clear (Holiday Mini)
Embellishments:  Winter Wishes Stitched Felt #124108 (Holiday Mini), Pearls #119247
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler #119669, Garden Green #102272
Punch:  3/6"" Corner #119871
Accessories:  Stamping Sponges #101610
Adhesive:  Mutipurpose Liquid Glue #110755, Snail #104332

Friday, September 16, 2011

Diaper Fold Halloween Treat Pouch

Have a small treat to hand out?  Why not make a quick Diaper Fold Treat Pouch to make it a little bit special.

To make the pouch you just need to take a piece of 6 x 6 cardstock or Designer Series Paper and fold it first in half on a diagonal, then fold the right side over like you would a diaper, and then fold the left side over.  You now have the front flap which you can just fold down to keep it in place. 

If you want to get more detailed information with pictures, go to my blog post on 9/13/10 to see pictures of each step.  Or go under labels and search Treat Bags. 

To make today's treat I used the following:
Cardstock:  Basic Black #121045, Whisper White #100730
Designer Series Paper:  Retired from Clearance Rack
Stamp Set:  Wicked Cool #118738 wood or #120600 clear
Ink:  Old Olive #102277
Punches:  1 1/4" Circle #119861, 1 3/8" Circle #119860
Accessories:  Crop-a-Dile #108362
Ribbon:  Basic Black 1/4" Grosgrain #109027

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Dark and Dreary Goblin Greetings

Front of card with closed frame

Front of card with frame open

The Peekaboo Bigz L Die has five little window frames for you to choose from, so it makes it easy to find a frame that fits your stamped image.

I took Pumpkin Pie Cardstock and embossed it and a piece of Frightful Sight Designer Series Paper with the Spider Web Embossing Folder.  I cut the frame out using my Big Shot and a piece of Basic Black cardstock.  The Owl on the inside is from the Dark and Dreary Stamp Set, and the Spider Web on the front of the frame is another stamp from Spooky Bingo Bits.  Once again, I sponged Basic Black ink around my punched and stamped sentiment, and used dimensionals to raise it up. 

For today's card I used the following:
Cardstock:  Pumpkin Pie #105117, Basic Black #121045, Whisper White #100730
Designer Series Paper:  Frightful Sight #122351
Ink:  Basic Black #101179, Whisper White Craft #101731
Stamp Set:  Dark & Dreary #120837 wood or #121151 clear, Spooky Bingo Bits #123944 wood or #123946 clear, Grateful Greetings #116511
Accessories:  Big Shot #113439, Peekaboo Frames #124587 (Holiday Mini), Stamping Sponge #101610, Dimensionals #104430
Punch:  Decorative Label #120907

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Scaredy Cat

I love the cats in the Frightful Sight Designer Series Paper.  Look how well they go with the cat stamp from Spooky Bingo Bits!

I added a strip of the Designer Series Paper, and a punched piece of Basic Black Cardstock to Rich Razzleberry Cardstock.  I stamped the cats with Versa Mark ink and then heat embossed them with Black Embossing Powder.  I sponged Basic Black ink around the Spooky sentiment. 

This, and all of the Halloween cards I posted last week and the rest of this week, will be part of my September Stamp Class. 

For today's card I used the following:
Cardstock:  Rich Razzleberry #115316, Basic Black #121045
Designer Series Paper:  Frightful Sight #122351
Stamp Set:  Spooky Bingo Bits #123944 wood or #123946 clear, Wicked Cool #118738 wood or #120600 clear
Ink:  Versa Mark #102283, Basic Black #101179
Accessories:  Heat Tool #100005, Black Embossing Powder #109133, Stamping Sponge #101610, Dimensionals #104430
Punches:  Large Oval #119855, Scallop Edge Border #119882

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

More Halloween Fun

I apologize for the poor color quality of today's card.  I am having camera problems and can't seem to get the right lighting, but the combination of Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, and Basic Black created a nice spooky feel to today's card.

The Rich Razzleberry cardstock was embellished with speckles of Basic Black ink using my Color Spritzer Tool, and a piece of Basic Black Scallop Dots Ribbon which was turned over to the plain black side was added to the bottom.  I stamped my Happy Halloween on Old Olive Cardstock and cut it out around the frame, and adhered it with Dimensionals.  The Petite Pennants Builder Punch created the background for my Die Cut BOO lettering.  I cut the letters out using Whisper White Cardstock, and sponged Old Olive Ink on them to coordinate better with the rest of the card. 

To make my card I used the following:
Cardstock:  Rich Razzleberry #115316, Old Olive #100702, Basic Black #121045, Whisper White #100730
Ink:  Basic Black #101179, Old Olive #102277
Marker:  Basic Black #100083
Stamp Set:  Dark and Dreary #120837 wood or #121151 clear
Ribbon:  Basic Black 1/2" Scallop Dots #124145
Punch:  Petite Pennants Builder #122361
Accessories:  Big Shot #113430, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Medium Sizzlits Die #115951, Dimensionals #104430, Stamping Sponge #101610, Color Spritzer Tool #107066

Monday, September 12, 2011

Peekaboo Frames for Halloween

Front of card with closed frame

Front of card with opened frame

Inside of card

The Peekaboo Die Cut Frames featured in the Holiday Mini Catalog are not only great for making an Advent Calendar, but are great for adding a cute window or frame to any card or project.

To make my card I started with Basic Black Cardstock and a piece of Frightful Sight Designer Series Paper which were embossed with the Spider Web Embossing Folder.  I stamped my Happy Halloween and cut it out to fit the die cut frame, which was also embossed with the Spider Web folder.  I added the extra BOO which is from Spooky Bingo Bits, another great Halloween Stamp Set containing 24 Halloween images. Because the inside of the card was too dark to add a written message, I added a piece of Whisper White cardstock stamped with the candelabra to add some more spooky elements.

To adhere my frame to the front of the card I added a piece of Sticky Strip to the top, and used my 2-Way Glue Pen for the sides and bottom. 

For today's card I used the following:
Cardstock:  Basic Black #121045, Whisper White #100730
Designer Series Paper:  Frightful Sight #122351
Ink:  Basic Black #101179
Stamp Sets:  Dark & Dreary #120837 wood or #121151 clear, Spooky Bingo Bits #123944 wood or #123946 clear
Accessories:  Big Shot #113439, Spider Web Embossing Folder #120889, Peekaboo Frames #124587 (Holiday Mini)
Punch:  Corner #119871
Adhesive:  Sticky Strip #104294, 2-Way Glue Pen #100425, Snail #104332

Friday, September 9, 2011

Preserving Memories with a Photo Box

Closed Photo Box

View from the top

Opening of Photo Box

Photo Box Open 

Photo Boxes make great gifts and are easy to make.  We will be making them at this month's stamp class and the ladies have preselected their Designer Series Paper and cardstock to go with the occasion they will be making them for.  They are a great way to display pictures and a nice surprise when they are opened.  Think about making them to showcase your favorite vacation, a new baby, wedding photos, or any of your precious pictures. 

I made my photo box using a 12 x 12 piece of Basic Black Cardstock that was layered with Designer Series Paper that I purchased off of the Clearance Rack.  More details about making your own Photo Box will be posted after this month's class when I have more time to leave a detailed tutorial. 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Gently Falling Thanks

Time to bring out the Fall colors, and beautiful fall colors are in the Spice Cake Designer Series Paper, new in the Holiday Mini Catalog.

Today's card also uses the new Gently Falling Stamp Set, which can be used as a 2-step set, or you can just stamp the bolder image or outline image alone to get the look you want.  I stamped using both of the coordinating stamps in colors that blend well together, and also go with the paper in the background.  I stamped the leaves and then cut them out, and also added a small strip of Pool Party Ribbon for a pop of extra color. 

The Spice Cake Paper also goes well with the Spice Cake Designer Buttons and Fabric making it easy to create your fall projects.  You can see all of these products in the Holiday Mini Catalog, and if you don't have your own hard copy, send me an e-mail and I will be happy to get one out to you.  If you already have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please contact her for your copy, or you can see the copy on-line by clicking on the catalog on my blog. 

Today's card uses the following:
Cardstock:  More Mustard #100946, Very Vanilla #101650
Designer Series Paper:  Spice Cake #124003 (Holiday Mini)
Stamp Sets:  Gently Falling #123802 wood or #123804 clear (Holiday Mini), Grateful Greetings #116511
Ink:  Crumb Cake #121030, More Mustard #103162, Pear Pizzazz #119784
Ribbon:  Pool Part 3/8" Ruffled #122975
Punch:  Large Oval #119855
Accessories:  Dimensionals #104430, Paper Snips #103579

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

More Holiday Stockings

Oh, these stockings are going to make really cute Christmas Gifts.  Fill them with your favorite goodies or gift cards or personalize them to hang on your tree or mantle.  My design was cased from a similar stocking that I heard was showcased at this year's Stampin' Up! convention.  Thanks to all of the demonstrators who made it to convention and shared with the rest of us some of the wonderful creations made with new products in the Holiday Mini Catalog.

The front of the stocking was  cut with a piece of Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Series Paper, and I cut another stocking using Cherry Cobbler cardstock for the back.  I added the Red Glimmer paper in the front only, and stamped the Joy in Always Artichoke ink, and than cut it out with my Paper Snips.  To keep the stocking together I placed Sticky Strip around the edges, making sure to leave the top opened.  Now, you can't place anything too bulky inside, but I know I will be making some filled with doggie treats, gift cards, and candy. 

To make the stocking I used the following:
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler #119685, Red Glimmer Paper #121790
Designer Series Paper:  Holly Berry Bouquet #124004 (Holiday Mini)
Stamp Set:  Letter It #122840 wood or #122842 clear
Ink:  Always Artichoke #105219
Accessories:  Big Shot #113439, Holiday Stocking Bigz L Die #124098 (Holiday Mini), Paper Snips #103579
Adhesive:  Sticky Strip #104294

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Stitched Stockings

A new Stocking Builder Punch that coordinates with the new Stitched Stockings Stamp Set, all from the Holiday Mini Catalog, were used for today's card.  Hard to believe we are thinking of making Christmas cards already!

The card is made with a base of Always Artichoke cardstock, followed by a layer of Whisper White that was framed all of the way around with the Paper Piercing Tool.  I added some of the new Cherry Cobbler Quilted Satin Ribbon and then placed my stamped and punched stockings on top.  To make the stockings, I first stamped the images with Cherry Cobbler ink and punched them out.  Next, I added additional punched pieces of Always Artichoke cardstock that were embellished with Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds.   I wish you could get a better look at the Dazzling Diamonds, because in person it really sparkles, but unfortunately it doesn't show up as well on this picture.  The sentiment is from the Christmas Greetings stamp set.

To make today's card I used the following:
Cardstock:  Always Artichoke #105119, Whisper White #100730
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler #119669
Stamp Sets:  Stitched Stockings #123782 wood or #123784 clear (Holiday Mini), Christmas Greetings #115448
Punch:  Stocking Builder Punch #124095 (Holiday Mini)
Ribbon:  Cherry Cobbler 3/8" Quilted Satin #123105 (Holiday Mini)
Accessories:  Mat Pack #105826, Paper Piercing Tool #116631
Embellishments:  Crystal Effects #101055, Dazzling Diamonds #102023

Friday, September 2, 2011

My Most Precious Gifts

I'm taking time off from posting to my blog to spend the next few days at the beach with some of my favorite people.  Two of those people are my grandchildren Thomas and Evelyn. We will be celebrating Thomas' fourth birthday and I thought instead of not posting anything at all today, I wanted to share with my readers two of the most precious gifts of my life.

I will be back with more projects on Tuesday, and I look forward to sharing with you all that is wonderful in the Holiday Mini Catalog.

Happy early Labor Day everyone.  Enjoy your time with family and friends.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Holiday Mini Catalog is Live!

The Holiday Mini Catalog is now live and you can see a copy by clicking on the catalog link on the left hand side of my blog.  Lots of new products for all of your holiday needs, from stamp sets, Big Shot accessories, embellishments, punches, and so much more.  If you do not have a demonstrator of your own and would like your own hard copy please send me an e-mail and I will be happy to get one out to you.  Happy shopping!