Saturday, October 31, 2009

Final Countdown to Halloween Project #23...

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Halloween and show off my very first My Digital Studio project!  I love this software!  It is so easy and quick to design your own scrapbook pages, cards and multimedia projects.  Awesome, awesome, AWESOME!  This simple card took me literally only 10 minutes to make and that is probably only because I am still learning how it works.  I will be holding a class soon to introduce you to this FABULOUS new digital papercrafting software!


A HAUNTING WE WILL GO, Countdown to Halloween Project #22...

This is my "a la Zindorf" tribute!  Try as I might, I just can't get my braying to look anything like Michelle's, but when I saw her Late Night Haunting, I just had to try it at least.  It is such a cute stamp!  It really puts me in the mood for all the little trick or treaters tonight!

  • Stamps – Haunting Wheel (#112480) $8.50
  • Card stock – Pumpkin Pie 6" x 10.5", scored @ 5.25
    • Basic Black 6" x 4" 
    • Pumpkin Pie 6" x 3.75"
    • Whisper White 6" x 3.5"
    • Pumpkin Pie & Basic Black scraps for sentiment 
  • Ink – Apricot Appeal, Pumpkin Pie, Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black, Basic Black Craft, White Signo Gel Pen
  • Accessories – 4 Basic Small Grommets in Black,  Black Embossing Powder,
  • Tools – Brayer, sponge, heat tool, Corner Rounder, Stampin' Dimensionals

Friday, October 30, 2009

Countdown to Halloween Project #21...

Here's my spin on the Build-a-Bear Pumpkin die cuts.  Kids love to play with these and this was an easy one to make quickly as I am busy cooking and cleaning for my Halloween Game Night/Dinner tonight.  I will finish up the brayered one that I promised yesterday and get that posted tomorrow!

  • Card stock – Pumpkin Pie, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Basic Black for die cuts
    • Pumpkin Pie, 4.25” x 11”, scored at 5.5"
    • Basic Black, 4” x 5.25”
    • Cast-a-Spell Designer Series Paper, 3.75" x 5"
  • Ribbon – Basic Black & Elegant Eggplant ¼” Grosgrain
  • Accessories – Rhinestone Fire Circle Brads - 3 smallest 
  • Tools – Paper Piercer, Big Shot, Bear Die, Kooky Spooky Die

Thursday, October 29, 2009

HAUNTED HOUSE, Countdown to Halloween Project #20...

A very simple card...  Still working on my braying skills.  They are sorely lacking despite many years of practice!  So, I ended up using lots of sponging, too.  But, I have another one I've been working on that I will post tomorrow.  For some reason I can't get the camera to pick up all the color graduation - the pumpkin pie color looks as dark as the chocolate chip in the picture. Looks better in person. Sorry!

  • Stamps – House of Haunts (#111574) $22.95, Grateful Greetings (#116511) $36.95 
  • Card stock –Basic Black 4.25" x 11", scored @ 5.5
      • Pumpkin Pie, 4" x 4 3/8"  and one to size to mat sentiment
      • Barely Banana, 3.74" x 4 1/8" and one to size for sentiment 
    • Ink – Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip Classic, White Signo Gel Pen
    • Ribbon – Pumpkin Pie Striped Ribbon (with 2 of the white striped colored with Summer Sun)
    • Tools – Brayer, sponges, black embossing powder, heat tool, Stampin' Dimensionals
    For the main piece, this is what I did:
    1. Stamped the image in Basic Black craft ink and heat embossed with black embossing powder.
    2. Use a 1 3/8" circle to mask the moon over the house and brayed the whole piece with Summer Sun.
    3. Then I sponged Pumpkin Pie around the image followed by Chocolate Chip close to the edges.  

    Wednesday, October 28, 2009

    Countdown to Halloween Project #19...
    Sorry I haven't posted in a couple of days.  Been working on pumpkin carving and getting everything ready for a Halloween Dinner/Game Night I am having Friday night with some of my Bunco buddies and their hubbies. 

    This was a quick little project that I was inspired to make after seeing a gift card holder that Jackie Topa made from the Table Setting Die.  This is not folded up or decorated like Jackie's or anything, but for some reason when I saw it, it inspired this little pixie stix holder.  Enjoy!

    • Stamps – Grateful Greetings
    • Cardstock – Whisper White, Perfect Plum, Cast-a-Spell DSP
    • Inks – Markers (Perfect Plum, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive) 
    • Adhesives – Sticky Strip™, or other strong adhesive
    • Punches – Scallop Square (#112081), 1 1/4" Square (#104400)
    • Tools – Table Setting Die, Big Shot

      Monday, October 26, 2009

      DEALS OF THE WEEK #4...
      This is the final week Stampin' Up! is offering discounted products as "Deals of the Week."  No limits and no minimum purchase required.  Deals of the Week may be purchased at a workshop, online through my website or directly through me.  Here is the Deals of the Week #4 with two adorable kits for planning the perfect party for your special little one!


      Saturday, October 24, 2009

      Countdown to Halloween Project #18

      Last night, I went to one of my downline's, Narda's, Halloween party.  You would not believe the awesomeness of their Halloween decorating!  To the max!  This year, her husband Rich added stone walls and arches that he hand-carved and painted as well as an Egyptian mummy room.  They look FABULOUS!  Hopefully I'll have a couple of pictures to show you soon.

      The Countdown continues!  This is one of the projects I did today at my Big Shot class.  The ladies learned a lot of new folds/techniques that will help them stretch their limits.  This one comes from a tutorial on SCS.  Not much departure here except I opted not to do a handle and instead did a bag of candy corn with leaves and vines.  Hope you enjoy it!

      • Stamps –Autumn Splendor
      • Cardstock – Pumpkin Pie, Three Pillow Box Die Cuts
        • Pumpkin Pie, Three 1” x 5” for bucket bottom
        • Pumpkin Pie, Two 4” Circles for bottom
        • Old Olive One 3/4" x 11” Cardstock Strip for bucket handle if desired
        • Basic Black, scraps for punching face 
      • Inks – Pumpkin Pie Classic
      • Punches – Horizontal Slot Punch, 1” Circle, ¼” Circle, Photo Corner
      • Adhesives – Sticky Strip™, or other strong adhesive
      • Accessories – 2 Brads for handle, Pillow Box Die, Swirly Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die
      • Tools – Paper Snips, Paper Cutter with scoring blade, sponges

      Friday, October 23, 2009

      EAT, DRINK & BE SCARY HALF-CUT HALF-FOLD CARD, Countdown to Halloween Project #17...

      Yes, it does appear that I completely forgot about my Countdown to Halloween projects!  I don't know that I will make it to 31 now, but I will plug away when I can.  I've been so busy with classes which mostly involved Christmas Cards that I just haven't had a chance.  Sorry about that!
      For this card, I used a great template by Jackie Topa to make a Half-Cut Folded Card.  I love to use different Fun Folds, so this was right up my alley and I really enjoyed making it. I'm off to a Halloween Party now!  Be good!

      Saturday:  I have now added the directions for this project due to many requests.  However, it is on Jackie's blog as well.  Thanks!

      • Stamps – Eat, Drink & Be Scary
      • Card stock – Perfect Plum, scraps
        • Pumpkin Pie Card Stock 4” x 11”
        • Cast-a-Spell Designer Series Paper 3.75” x 5.25”  
      • Ink – Pumpkin Pie Classic, Basic Black Classic, Basic Black Craft, Markers (Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Perfect Plum)
      • Punches – Curly Label Punch
      • Ribbon – Basic Black & Elegant Eggplant ¼” Grosgrain
      • Tools – Scoring tool, Big Shot, Movers & Shapers Curly Label Die Set

      1.  Score your cardstock @ 5 ½” and 8 ¼”.  Line up the fold with the center of the Curly Label die as shown in the photo. Secure it in place with some Dotto.

      2.  Unfold your card stock over the Curly Label die and line the cutting pad up with the fold as shown (the die will only cut where the cutting pad is).  Run through the Big Shot.

      3.  Fold the short piece back leaving the half Curly Label flat.  Fold your card in half and use a bone folder to get a nice crease.

      4.  Stamp and punch out a Curly Label with the Curly Label Punch and adhere it to the front of your card.

      5.  Decorate your card as desired.


      Thursday, October 22, 2009

      This is the final card from my Christmas Card Class.  One of my sidelines Billie Parus showed this card at our August meeting.  Later my downline asked me to include this card in my next Christmas Card class.  Unfortunately I had not looked closely at it and could not reach Billie for directions.  This is my version of that card, but I know it definitely has differences including the sentiment stamp, etc.  I had to figure out my own way of doing the stairstep for the card as well.  It did turn out to be one of my favorites though.  Enjoy!

      • Stamps – Holy Triptych, Season of Simple Grace, Snow Swirled
      • Cardstock – Brushed Gold, 4¼” x 9”, scored @ 1 ½”, 3”, 5”, 7”
        • Brushed Gold, 4 ¼” x 11”, scored @ 5 ½”
        • Brushed Gold scraps for stamping Holy Triptych figures
        • Night of Navy, 4” x 1 ¼”, 4” x 1 ¾” and 4” x 5 ¼”  
      • Ink – Night of Navy Craft, Gold Metallic,
      • Accessories – Clear embossing powder, Gold Brad

      Wednesday, October 21, 2009

      CHRISTMAS CARD CLASS, Card #4...
      Time for Card #4! My daughter Jenni really wanted to use the Cold & Cuddly set for one of the two cards she was designing for my Christmas Card Class as she really loved it the moment that she saw it and was dying to ink it up.  After seeing the Halloween Hoot Double Flap card that I had made, she decided to use it as the template for her Cold & Cuddly card.   Isn't it adorable?

      • Stamps – Cold & Cuddly
      • Cardstock – Night of Navy, 4 ¼” x 5 ½” and 2 ¾” x 3 ¼”
        • Night of Navy, 3 ½” x 3”, scored @ ½”
        • To the Nines DSP, 4” x 5 ¼”
        • Creamy Caramel, 3 ¼” x 4” scored @ ½”
        • Sage Shadow, 2 ¾” x 2 ¾” and 2” x 2 ½”
        • Very Vanilla, 2 ½” x 2 ½” and 1 ¾” x 2 ¼” and 3” x 2 ½” 
      • Ink – Night of Navy, Creamy Caramel, Sage Shadow Classic, Creamy Caramel Marker 
      • Ribbon – Night of Navy ¼” Grosgrain, 12”
        • Sage Shadow ¼” Grosgrain, 2-3”  
      • Punches – Ticket Corner

        Tuesday, October 20, 2009

        CHRISTMAS CARD CLASS, Card #3...

        This card is a gift card holder that my daughter Jenni designed for the class using a project she saw by Dawn Griffith.  We changed it up a bit and gave class participants a choice between the two color schemes.  So easy! 

        • Stamps – Delightful Decorations, Warm Words, Bold Snowflakes wheel
        • Cardstock – 
          • Elegant Eggplant CS, 4 ¼” x 11”, scored @ 3”, 5 ½” and 8”
          • Old Olive CS, 1” x 7”
          • Whisper White, scraps for ornaments 
        • Ink – Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive Classic, Versamark
        • Punches – Ornament, Word Window, ¾” Circle
        • Accessories – Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Stampin’ Dimensionals, 2-Way Glue Pen

        Monday, October 19, 2009

        Okay, as promised I have pictures of the project we did at my WOW dinner.  For those who are wondering, my upline Susan Elise hosts a WOW dinner once per quarter for those in her downline who have qualifying sales each month or a new recruit.  Before the dinner (fabulous BBQ by her husband Alan this time), Susan Elise has fun projects for us!

        This time she shared an adorable set she got from Dacia Smith to make for Valentine's Day.  No directions for the box online, as this was Dacia's project, but I may have a class with this project in January!  The top has a picture frame that you can slide a photograph into.  The box opens and holds the fours cards and envelopes.  Isn't it so stinkin' cute?

        Of course, when I got home, I had to make a couple more of the cards with all kinds of different sayings!  Didn't stray too much from the design though!  :)  It even inspired me to do a Dasher card that I will share later this week!

        DEALS OF THE WEEK #3...
        During the month of October, Stampin' Up! is offering discounted products as "Deals of the Week."  No limits and no minimum purchase required.  Deals of the Week may be purchased at a workshop, online through my website or directly through me.  Here is the Deals of the Week #3 with FOUR great embellishments on special:


        FINAL Weekly Deal Announcement:
        • Deal #4: Monday, October 26, 2009; 12:00 NOON (ET) 

        Sunday, October 18, 2009

        CHRISTMAS CARD CLASS, Card #2...
        Long day!  First, church and lots of chores.  Then off to my WOW dinner with my upline...  more on that tomorrow, including pictures!

        For now, here is card #2 from my latest Christmas Card Class. This was one we did at my Pampered Stamper Weekend in August.  It is a little bigger than A2 size and will not fit in a standard envelope, but with the Sweet Center cups you are not usually using one anyway.  And it was too cute to sacrifice.  :-D

        • Stamps – Simple Seasonal Thanks, Serene Snowflakes
        • Card stock – Real Red Textured CS, 4 ⅝” x 12”, scored @ 6”
          • Old Olive CS, 4 ⅜” x 5 6/8”
          • Whisper White CS, 4 ⅛” x 5 ⅜” 
        • Ink – Bashful Blue Classic, Basic Black Classic or Marker, Markers (Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie)  I accidentally used Always Artichoke on my sample, but it should have been Old Olive!
        • Punches – 1 ¾” Circle
        • Accessories – Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 3 Earth Element Brads, Glue Pen, Sweet Center Cup, Mica Snow Flakes (craft store)

        Saturday, October 17, 2009

        CHRISTMAS CARD CLASS, Card #1...
        We had great fun today at our Christmas Card class.  Lots of new and fun folds that everyone had not done before.  I'll be sharing the cards from the class over the next week or so.  Be sure to check back to see them all!  First up is the quickest one to make.  I originally designed the Dear Santa Letter Card last year and updated it this year with new colors, designer paper and stamps.  I couldn't decide whether to put a scallop behind the stamp or not, so both are pictured.  Half the class used the scallop and half did not.  You decide!  :)

        • Stamps – Winter’s Post (#111780), Christmas Punch (Hostess Level 2)
        • Cardstock – 
          • Real Red Textured CS, 8 ½” x 5 ½”, scored @ 4 ¼ ”
          • Old Olive CS, (for scallop envelope)
          • Chocolate Chip Textured CS, 2 ¾” x 3 ⅝”  and scrap
          • Merry Moments DSP, 4” x 3” 
        • Ink – Real Red Classic, Basic Black Classic
        • Punches – 1¼” Square, Scallop Square
        • Ribbon – Real Red ¼” Grosgrain, 16”
        • Accessories – Big Shot Scallop Envelope, Glue Pen, SU Font CD

        Friday, October 16, 2009

        Dazzling Diamond Dust & Magic Snowflake
        Tonight's class featured two of my favorite techniques for Christmas time!  They just add that "wow" touch to a card.  Everyone loved them!  Here are the technique cards

        Here are close-ups and recipes for the cards (for some reason the brad on the snowflake card looks dark, but it matches the Almost Amethyst paper perfectly):


        • Card stock – Glossy White, Ballet Blue, Almost Amethyst
        • Stamps – Serenade Snowflakes #115438 $20.95, All Holidays  #114916  $34.95
        • Ink – Whisper White Craft, Ballet Blue & Almost Amethyst Reinkers
        • Punches – Wide Oval
        • Ribbon – Whisper White Organza
        • Accessories – White Embossing powder, Iridescent Embossing powder, Lilac Circle Ice Brad, 91% Rubbing Alcohol

        • Card stock – Old Olive, Chocolate Chip Textured, Glossy White
        • Stamps – A Cardinal Christmas #111760  $23.95
        • Ink – Stazon Jet Black, Versamark, Markers (Ruby Red, Really Rust, Real Red, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa)
        • Ribbon – Chocolate Chip 5/8” Grosgrain 
        • Punches – Scallop Edge, 1/16" Circle
        • Accessories – Iridescent Embossing powder

        Tuesday, October 13, 2009

        It's not too late to sign up for any of my upcoming classes.  The weather is getting chilly - just in time to put you in the mood for Christmas cards!  Check out this week's classes: 

        OCT 15  6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
        This is an ongoing class series called Technique Thursday. At these classes, you will learn a new technique every month. At each class, we will make a card or 3D project featuring the technique. This month I will be featuring two different techniques to give you a jump on planning your Christmas cards:  "Dazzling Diamonds Dust" and "Magic Snowflake".  These techniques have a beautiful, glittery effect.  We will be making 2 different "wow" Christmas cards featuring these techniques.

        Additionally, we will make a 6x6 page with a sample of each technique along with the directions for it at each class. In a future Technique Thursday class, we will turn our 6x6 pages into a scrapbook that will hold all your techniques right at your fingertips!

        Beginners are welcome and encouraged. Please call or email me ASAP to reserve your spot.  Class Fee is $15. Bring an adult friend new to me with you and choose a FREE gift from my goodie basket!   Class kit recommended (adhesive, snips, etc. - list provided).

        Saturday, OCT 17  3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
        Tuesday, OCT 27  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        It's never early enough to get started when it comes to making this years Christmas cards, is it?  And what better way to relax and enjoy the festivities when the holidays roll around, knowing that you are way ahead of the game!  We will make cute, fun folds (including a stairstep card and a gift card holder!), elegant, and quick, all in one class.  Above: Cards we made at the last Christmas Card class.

        Class Fee:  $15.  Make five different cards and see many more!  Beginners are welcome and encouraged!   Please call or email me to reserve your spot by Thursday, Oct. 15.  Bring an adult friend new to me with you and choose a FREE gift from my goodie basket!   Class kit recommended (adhesive, snips, etc. - list provided).

        Saturday, OCT 24  2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
        Get up close and personal with the Big Shot! We will make 3 NEW projects including at least one 3D/Box project and a beautiful, unique folded cutout card.

        Bring your own paper if you would like and you can use my dies to cut out your own die cuts after class. Cost is $15. Call or email me to reserve your spot!


        Monday, October 12, 2009

        We had a great class this weekend - thanks to the ladies who came!  This is an awesome project that will come in handy with the holidays fast approaching as they make fabulous, durable and inexpensive gifts for teachers, friends, etc. and are fun and easy to do.

        These notepad holders were shown in Stampin' Success (demonstrator magazine) last August.  They are made using our new Thoroughly Modern File Folders.  I altered the instructions given somewhat to come up my own version for a class this weekend.  They double as a card holder for a stationery gift set, so we made 2 two of the holders - one as a Notepad Holder and one as a Stationery Set.  My local office store was out of the white jr. legal pads this week, so I had to use yellow, but I recommend getting the white ones if you can.

        I suggest practicing with a plain manila file folder first before using the Stampin' Up! File Folders.  Also, take your time scoring as with the slicker surface, it is easy for the scorer to "slip".

        • Thoroughly Modern File Folders, #115692  $10.95/12
        • Stamps – Lovely Letters #115030  $43.95 
        • Card stock – Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Rose Red, Bermuda Bay, Thoroughly Modern Designer Series Paper
        • Ink – Bermuda Bay
        • Ribbon – 5/8" Rose Red Grosgrain Ribbon or 1/2" Bermuda Bay Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon
        • Punches – 1 3/8" Circle, 1 1/2" Circle
        • Accessories – Big Shot Lattice Die, Medium Whisper White Envelopes, RSVP Pen, Junior or Small Legal Pad, Velcro Dots
        • Adhesives – Sticky Strip, SNAIL, glue pen
        1. Open folder, so you’re looking at the inside. Label tab will be on your right-hand side.
        2. Cut 2¼” off left side – measuring from the outermost edge of the tab.
        3. Cut off excess ¼” along the bottom edge of the right side. (Part of the file folder on one is ¼” longer than on the other)
        4. Cut tab (only) off right side.
        5. Open folder with the 2¼” cut side to your left, score at 6", 12½” and 13” from the left edge of folder. The original existing center score/fold should be 6½” from the left edge of the folder, so you will now have 4 vertical score lines total.
        6. Turn folder, and score horizontally 3⅛” up from bottom edge.
        7. Cut away portion in bottom right corner (with scissors) where the horizontal score mark and the 12½” vertical score lines meet. This leaves the right side as the flap of the notebook.
        8. Fold bottom edge up along horizontal score first, using a bone folder to give it a good crease.
        9. Fold all vertical score marks, again using a bone folder to crease well.
        10. Use the corner rounder on any unfolded, unrounded corners.
        11. Open bottom flap, put sticky strip at far left and far right sides up to the score line, fold up flap and secure with Sticky Strip to form pockets.
        12. Wrap the top of your notepad (Jr. Legal Pad) with a 5” x 2” piece of DSP. Insert notepad into right pocket.
        13. Adhere Velcro dot to flap and secure folder shut.
        Variation: Use ribbon adhered to the outside of the folder to close the folder as pictured above for the Stationery Set Holder.

        1. Trim Designer Series Paper to 3 1/2" x 7/8".
        2. Unscrew RSVP Pen and remove insides from the clear exterior.
        3. Roll cardstock around thin dowel rod to “condition” and then wrap around the ink tube, using a bit of adhesive to hold it tight.
        4. Place ink tube back into bottom of pen and screw back into place.
        DEALS OF THE WEEK #2...
        During the month of October, Stampin' Up! will offer several discounted products as "Deals of the Week." No limits and no minimum purchase required.  Deals of the Week may be purchased at a workshop, online or directly through me.  Here is the Deal of the Week #2 with 3 awesome Big Shot dies on special:

        The preferred price shown above is the price you receive when shopping from my website online or when ordering with me personally or at a workshop.  The regular price show is NOT the regular retail price, but the price when shopping online when on Stampin' Up! customer site rather than on my personal site.  Here are the actual regular prices and savings:
        • 115961 Perfect Setting Bigz XL die $25.99, reg. $42.95 ~ save 40%
        • 114515 Flower Burst Embosslits die $5.99, reg. $11.95 ~ save 50%
        • 116760 Pop-Up Three Tier Cake Bigz XL die, $25.49 reg. $39.95 ~ save 36%
        Next Weekly Deal Announcements:
        • Deal #3: Monday, October 19, 2009; 12:00 NOON (ET)
        • Deal #4: Monday, October 26, 2009; 12:00 NOON (ET) 

        Saturday, October 10, 2009

        Okay, I charged my batteries and have the other coasters ready for you.  I actually had two other sets rather than one.  Forgot all about the Bloomin' Beautiful set!  For this one, I had to put a clear sealer on when it had dried since I colored the pot of flowers in with my markers.  :)  Enjoy!

        • Stamps – Bloomin' Beautiful  #11490  $25.95,  En Francais #109521 $17.95, Tres Chic  #109258  $17.95
        • Ink – Stazon Black, Stazon Royal Pumpkin (retired from SU), Stazon Brown (retired from SU),  Markers
        • Accessories – 4" x 4" stone tiles, felt dots, clear matte spray

        Friday, October 9, 2009

        TILE COASTERS...
        Here are a couple of coaster sets I knocked out this week.  For the Baroque Motifs set, I wanted to do something in autumn colors.  I also did a set with Tres Chic in Royal Purple Stazon, but my camera batteries died, so I will have to get a picture of it later.  For now, here are two of them:


        • Stamps – Baroque Motifs  #113490  $27.95,  Pretty Petals  #111008  $17.95
        • Ink – Stazon Black, Stazon Olive Green (retired from SU), Stazon Pumpkin Orange (retired from SU), Stazon Mustard (retired from SU), Stazon Brown (retired from SU)
        • Accessories – 4x4 stone tiles, felt dots

        Thursday, October 8, 2009

        Countdown to Halloween Project #16
        Okay, I'm feeling more cute "pumpkiny" halloween right now, so this is what I felt like making today!  I just really wanted to do a fully masked watercolored image more than anything else, so the rest of the card is kind of plain and simple.  Enjoy!

        • Card stock – Really Rust, Chocolate Chip Textured, Watercolor Paper, Autumn Traditions DSP
        • Stamps – Autumn Harvest #110372, $17.95
        • Ink – Basic Brown, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, More Mustard, Crushed Curry, Summer Sun, Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa,  
        • Ribbon – Chocolate Chip 1¼” Striped Grosgrain
        • Accessories – Top Note Die, Aquapainter,

        Wednesday, October 7, 2009


        This a few of the composition books and pens that I altered for my craft show last weekend.  I was trying to use up some of my retired DSP with some very quick, simple projects.

        • Card stock – Whisper White, Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Brilliant Blue, Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi, Tangerine Tango, Good Morning Sunshine DSP, 
        • Ink – Basic Black Classic, Whisper White Craft
        • Ribbon – ¼” Grosgrain:  Old Olive, 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain (pen loops)
        • Punches  – Scallop Edge, Scallop Circle
        • Accessories –  Big Shot Sizzix Go Go Boots Sizzlets, Sticky Strip, SNAIL
        • Composition Books, RSVP Pens

        Tuesday, October 6, 2009

        My daughter Jenni has been in a bookmark making fever lately.  I meant to take some pictures and post the last set she did, but somehow never got around to it.  They were very cute and summery with beach umbrellas she adapted from the ones on the Beach Scene box I did back in July.  Here is her current round though:

        • Card stock – Nouveau Chic DSP, Basic Black, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Night of Navy, Crushed Curry, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip,
        • Stamps – Chic Boutique, Cold & Cuddly, Embrace Life
        • Ink – Basic Black Classic, Whisper White Craft
        • Ribbon – ¼” Grosgrain:  Basic Black, Real Red, Pretty in Pink, ???
        • Accessories - Clearbags Bookmark Sleeves

        Monday, October 5, 2009

        Countdown to Halloween Project #15

        I did this project on my Pampered Stampers Weekend and after several requests, I have decided to share it all with you.  I don't usually use a retired stamp set in projects I show on my blog, but this one is just so cute.  Plus, I need all the Halloween projects I can get to reach my 31 Countdown to Halloween projects, so I am cheating a bit.  However, the Spider Web would not be difficult to draw with the White Signo Gel Pen and a ruler, so you could still replicate the project.  The tag is free floating and not adhered to the card.  Enjoy!

        • Card stock – Basic Black, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Green Galore, Only Orange
        • Stamps – Sweet Centers, Web Wishes (retired)
        • Ink – Basic Black Classic, Whisper White Craft
        • Punches – 1¼” Circle, 1½” Circle, 1¾” Circle, Scallop Circle, Photo Corners, Horizontal Slot
        • Ribbon – Basic Black ¼” Grosgrain
        • Adhesives – Sticky Strip, Snail, Mini Glue Dots 
        • Accessories – Top Note Die, White Embossing powder, Sweet Treat Cup, Wiggle Eyes

        Sunday, October 4, 2009


        Countdown to Halloween Project #14
        Slowly recovering from my craft show yesterday.  I couldn't stay awake when I got home last night - totally wiped out!  Had fun sitting and spending time with my daughter, Jen, yesterday though and all week preparing our things to sell.  Thank you, Jenni!  Love ya!

        And only because she will protest otherwise:

        These are some treat bags I made last year for swaps at Regionals.  I made them again this year for my craft show this weekend and sold all, but one.  I used the caramel candy corn (pictured) in half of them because the colors just seem to compliment the little owl so well.

        • Cardstock – Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Pumpkin Pie & Very Vanilla
        • Punches – 1¼” Circle, ¾” Circle, ½” Circle, Scallop Circle, 5-Petal Flower Punch,
        • Adhesives – Sticky Strip, Snail, Mini Glue Dots 
        • Accessories – Big Shot Top Note Die, Small Flat Cello Bags
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