Saturday, November 28, 2009

Notebook, Matching pen & Bookmark

Here's another gift idea! Make a notebook size 4x4 using coasters for the covers and stamping on each sheet inside. A bind-it-all was used to assemble the coils. The bookmark was made using the Two Tags die for the Big Shot. And to make a matching pen, unscrew the bottom of an RSVP pen, roll up designer paper and put inside.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Candy Jar

Happy Thanksgiving!

If you don't see a post from me on Friday, it is because I'm one of the "crazy" ones standing in line waiting for the stores to open to snag some good deals:) If I'm not too tired, I'll get another gift idea posted.

On to today's gift idea. This jar is from Ikea. I decorated the lid, tied a ribbon around it and would fill it FULL with candy if I was giving it as a gift. You may be thinking the reason there are so few m&m's in the jar is because I ate them...well, that is incorrect THIS time. I did not have Christmas m&m's and wanted them to match so I snuck into my kids' Halloween candy and took the green, red and brown m&m's:) This is another quick and easy gift. Just so you know, the large chocolate chip circle was cut with the circle scissors plus and the rest was with punches. The stamp I used is from a retired hostess set. I hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Hot Chocolate Box

This is a super easy and cute gift to make. Add a tag to the outside of a clear card box and fill the card box with goodies. The tag was made using the Big Shot Two Tags die, with a little piece of designer paper, ribbon and an adorable snowman. Running out of time, but still want to give something homemade to bus drivers, Sunday school teachers, friends, etc? This would be the perfect gift.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Blog Candy!!!

How can you win this blog candy?

Place an order during the Online Extravaganza Sale and have your name entered to win this Holiday Collection Stamp set and 3 yards of ribbon (1 yard of each ribbon pictured).

Things to Remember:

•Orders may be placed online or through me.
•The sale begins Monday, November 23, 2009, 12:01 AM (MT), and ends Monday November 30, 2009, 11:50 PM (MT).
•Discounts range between 30 percent and 50 percent.
•For online orders, discounts will be shown in the shopping bag at checkout.

Anyone that places any order with me during this special will have their name entered to win this blog candy.

Click here to go directly to my website.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Online HUGE Extravaganza Sale

This is a HUGE Stampin' UP! sale from November 23-30. Items are up to 50% off. Click on the sidebar to view the items. To go to my website, to place an order with me, either enter my name under find a demo or go directly to my website at

I'll have more details and my first BLOG CANDY for you tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Christmas Stamp-a-Stack #2

Below are the pictures of 3 of the 4 cards for my Christmas Stamp-a-Stack.

I learned how to dry emboss and omitt the middle section of a card from this blog.

The ornaments are punched out of flocked designer paper. The paper is beautiful!

This card was CASED from this blog.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Brocade Snowflake

This is the third card we made at the first Christmas Stamp-a-Stack. Craft White was stamped on Kraft and a Rich Razzleberry snowflake was cut out using the Big Shot. A pearl was added in the middle of the snowflake.The pennant was made by using a square punch to make the triangular cut out. Recipe:
Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs, Snow Swirled
Cardstock: Kraft, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Craft White, Rich Razzlebery
Accessories: Big Shot, 3/4" square punch, snowflake die, pearl

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Embossed Snow Swirled

This is another card that we did at the Christmas Stamp-a-Stack. The tree from the set Snow Swirled was embossed as well as the saying. It is a simple, clean, elegant card. I will soon have some Christmas cards to post for my upcoming check back soon! Recipe:
Stamp Set: Snow Swirled, Many Merry Messages
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Shimmer White, Metallic Silver
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Silver Embossing Powder, Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Vintage Christmas

This is a card that we did at my Christmas Stamp-a-Stack 1. It uses the stamp set Winter Post which is perfect for the vintage look.

Stamp Set: Winter Post
Cardstock: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Kraft
Ink: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Read Red, Brocade Blue
Accessories: scallop square punch, square punch, Sleigh Bells Ribbon

Friday, November 6, 2009

Fall Trendy Trees

Fall is still here as it is going to be close to 60 degrees today and tomorrow! This card has a unique fold to it. You pull on the ribbon to reveal the inside. I usually stamp a sentiment on the inside, but haven't on this one until I know what occasion I'm going to use it for. The tree is inked using the rock n' roll technique. Ink up the tree in the lighter color (crushed curry) first and then roll the outside edges in the darker color (rich razzleberry). This is a card that we made at my last stamp club.

Stamp Set: Trendy Trees
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Ink: Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry
Accessories: Big Shot Texturz Plate, Crushed Curry Polka Dot Ribbon, Linen Thread, Cutter Kit

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Season of Friendship

This first card is one that my stamp club gals will be making. It uses the Autumn Meadows designer paper. I find it harder to make cards that can be given to men, but this one definitely could!
Stamp Set: Season of Friendship, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Autumn Meadows
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Taken w/Teal, Really Rust, More Mustard
Accessories: mini library clips

This second card also uses the Season of Friendship stamp set. The jumbo eyelet is attached to the tree as a tire swing!
Stamp Set: Season of Friendship
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Really Rust
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Tempting Turquoise, Really Rust, More Mustard
Accessories: linen thread, jumbo eyelet, square punch (for the "pennant"

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Kids Journal Jars

These are samples of journals, journal jars and matching pens that I made for a craft fair earlier this year. Inside the jars are slips of paper that have a journal prompt typed on it. The journal prompt can be taped at the top of the journal page and the child can write on that topic/question. This is a fun and uniqe gift for those who like to write and to encourage those who do not! There are over 60 journal prompts in the jar. A few of the prompts are...

the mysterious footprints led to....

if you could be invisible for a day what would you do?

draw a cartoon.

This is great for any kid who is able to write:)

Classic Monogram Cards

This card has been the one that most people want me to make for gift giving. It is a classic card. The dry embossing adds elegance to it. It is one of my favorites as well!