Nov 30, 2010

Kimono Kids

I needed a break from Christmas, sorry. Enjoy the card.
Stamps: Kimono Kids
Cardstock: Concord Grape, Pear Pizzaz, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Very Vanilla,Confetti White
Ink: Basic Black Craft
Emboosing Powder: Black Detail
Markers: Pear Pizzaz, Concord Grape, Blushing Bride, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight
Clear tinsel
Brads: Silver
Die cut: Fancy Favor(For trim)
Thanks for stopping, Brenda

Nov 29, 2010


I feel like I have been posting Christmas cards forever, LOL. This one is fairly simple.
Cardstock used: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler
Designer Paper used: Deck the Halls
Ink: Chocolate Chip/distressing
Ribbon: Satin from a local craft store
Brads: Recollections/pearl brads, Brass
Embossing Folder:Petals-a-Plenty
Tinsel: Clear
Die cut: Northern Frost, Top Note

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Votive Decor

I really have been experimenting with new products. I just love adding little touches to my home decor. For Thanksgiving I added fall leaves falling from my sconces on my wall. Stampin up's Leaves die cut #2 worked great for many projects this fall. I used the Decor Elements sheets in chocolate for this. I was waiting for my Northern Frost die strip and grew impatient, so I used contact paper, a votive, and a Martha Stewart Punch with some etching cream to create this beautiful frosted cup. The photo doesn't show the detail but it is there. Etching cream is really easy to use and everything can be bought at Michaels except the contact paper that came from Walmart.Thanks for stopping, Brenda

Nov 28, 2010

St. Nick Treats

These were fun also, 3 york Peppermint Patties or Reese Peanut Butter Cups, 6 Large scallop circles in Bashful Blue, 6- 1 3/4 inch white circles. I used a retired snowman set, but Sizzix has a Snowman#2 die cut that would work perfect. That's where I got the hat from! Assemble snowman place in a plastic treat bag from Michael's and tie with a red ribbon! Don't ya just love the holidays? I bet rhinestone brads would rock instead of coal....

Nov 27, 2010

Candy Cane Sleds

A lot of you have probably seen this before but we had a blast doing these with the kids. 1 regular Hershey Bar, 2 small eyelets on the end of the candy bar to tie the ribbon thru. 1 piece of designer paper 6 x 5.5, and 1 piece of white cardstock 2 x 5.25, any christmas stamps and saying that will match. 2 candy canes and 1 low temp, glue gun. Fun, Fun, Fun. Thanks for stopping!

Nov 26, 2010

Mini Keepsake Scrapbook Ornament

OOPPPS Yesterday I had the wrong measurements, it is now correct. This was so fun we took pictures yesterday to start this but I am doing one for all the kids this year. Supplies you'll need are 1 sheet of cherry cobbler-5 1/2x2 1/2. 2 sheets of very vanilla 5 1/4 x 2 1/4, 12 inches of Pear Pizzaz 1/8 ribbon, 1 piece of Old Olive- 2 1/4 x 2 1/4, 1 piece of designer paper- 2  x 2. Assorted Stamps, assorted punches and trim. Crop a dile for ornament hole. Stapler to staple together. This would be a great project for this weekend, Moms and Grandmothers would love this keepsake. Thanks for stopping

Nov 24, 2010

2 day break LOL

Hi everyone, I will be taking a break for 2 days but will have a post up on Friday. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and if you are traveling please arrive safely. Stop by Friday, Brenda

Nov 23, 2010

Week 6 of Christmas Cheer/ Gift card holder

This gift card holder was so easy and looks so elegant. You'll need 2 chipboard top note dies cut out and 3 always artichoke top note dies cut and 1 designer paper die cut. you'll also need a 4x6.5 piece of always artichoke cardstock on the 4 inch side score in a 1/2 inch on each side. Turn your paper and on the 6.5 inch side score at 1/2 inch,3.25, and 3.75. trim in your score marks to make your box and remove the .50x2.75 that would be toward the top(lid). tape the artichoke cardstock on both sides of the bottom chipboard and on the other tape your designer paper and tie your bow. Tape down the other artichoke to the back of that and using red tacky tape this will hid the ribbon on the back, put your box together and tape the lid to the top. Thanks for stopping, supplies used were: Top Note Die, Deck the Halls DP, Red Satin ribbon, Always Artichoke Cardstock. Supplies can be purchased at

Nov 20, 2010

Christmas Keepsake Scrapbook/Sneek Peek

Hi everyone,
Wow, what a great start to the holiday season. This is the Christmas Keepsake Scrapbook for 24.95 plus shipping. Thank you for all your support and encouragement on my newest creation! To see the whole book go to:

Nov 19, 2010

Pre-Sale on Sneek Peek Saturday Scrapbook

Ok girls here's the skinny, I am cutting the kits and I want to have all 20 ready to go by black Friday I however will honor any orders that come in over that number. So I am having a pre-sale to get an idea of how many to prep. The pre-sale price is 19.99 plus 3.95 shipping after Tuesday they will be 24.95 plus 3.95 shipping. Tomorrow I will have the preview ready to go. This book is so stinkin cute I can't help myself!

Nov 17, 2010

Tooth Fairy Envelopes

Hi everyone, Here's a quickie. You'll need your scallop envelope die and the big shot to cut 4 envelopes the same color to create your box. 6-8 assorted color envelopes to match your designer paper. Your designer paper should be cut 12x2 I doesn't quite make it all the way around your box so you will need an additional piece 1.5x2 I placed this in the very center of the front of your box since my tooth fairy will cover it. I stamped 1 tooth fairy for the front of the box and one for each envelopes.I punched them out with the 1 3/4 circle punch. For the front I punched a scallop circle to make her pop. I punch a small rectangle hole on each side of the scallop trim of the envelope to run either ribbon or for a fairy feel I used a clear tinsel. I just highlighted the fairy with colors to match paper. Yes I used glitter and a glue pen to give it the magical feel. These are cuter then just stuffing money under a pillow and less likely to loose the tooth too! Thanks for stopping.
Supplies: Tooth Fairy stamp 119216, scallop envelope die 113462, 1 3/4 circle punch 119850, scallop circle punch 118874, Basic Black ink, assorted markers. all supplies can be purchased at

Nov 16, 2010

Scissor Bling

What a geat gift for you or a friend this holiday season! Charm your best customers! Make your scissors easy to identify. ONLY 5.99 each 1.00 shipping!

Nov 14, 2010

Holiday Framed Art/6 weeks of Christmas Cheer

Todays post is easy, get rid of those scraps of designer paper. I used Candy Cane Christmas and Winter Wonderland(Martha Stewart). Stickers from Recollections, misc. stamps retired and current. Real Red, white, and Pacific Point cardstock. Real Red, Basic Black ink. Assorted stampin up punches. The framed was purchased from Michaels.

Nov 12, 2010

Test Tube Project

Directions for this project are 1.99 on sale through December 25.

WEEK 5 of Christmas Cheer

Here is a cute quick gift idea, You'll need a pair of strechy gloves, White cardstock, Real Red cardstock, top note die, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Red 5/8 red ribbon,Real Red Ink, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8 circle punch Tags til Christmas. All supplies(except gloves) can be purchased at my shop Thanks for stopping!

Nov 9, 2010

Thankful Hostess Gift

For Thanksgiving I always bring the hosting family member something. Even if you have that special co-worker you just want to say Thanks to here's a quick and cost efficient gift. This little box holds 4 tea lights.
Cardstock used was Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Pear Pizzaz, Very Vanilla. Designer Paper used was Autumn Spice,and the Stamp Set was Falling Leaves.Inks used Cajun Craze, Cho Chip, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie. Ribbon was Certain Celery and More Mustard. Scallop Circle punch, 1 1/4 Circle Punch, and 1" Circle Punch. Box base is 4.5x4.5 score 3/4 inch around box. I used tacky tape to hold together. Box wrap is 3 1/8 x 9. score at 2,2 3/4,5 7/8,6 5/8. Wrap around box and tape with tacky tape AFTER your candles are in the box to insure perfect fit. For tea lights cut a 3 x 6 piece of copy paper and place 4 sheets of tissue paper sandwiched(This helps to punch the tissue) Punch a 1/8 hole in the center then punch a 1/14 inch circle centering the smaller punch. Stamp on your tissue stand wick up on candle and thread onto tealight. using an embossing gun heat the surface until the wax melts, this goes fairly quick. Wait for them to cool put in box wrap with ribbon and add tag. Thanks for stopping

Nov 8, 2010

Embossed Christmas Collage

There's just something special when you emboss in Gold. Especially when you do it on Designer Paper, it gives a very Old feel. This picture doesn't even do it justice. Well here's what was used, Stamp Set: Christmas Collage, Designer Paper: Deck the Halls, Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Blender Pen, Inks, Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, and Always Artichoke. Chantilly Trim, and a Vintage Brad. Gold Embossing Powder, with embossing buddy. I distressed using sponges and inks. All supplies can be purchased at Hope you enjoyed, Thanks for stopping. Brenda

Nov 5, 2010

Tags, Tags, and More Tags week 4 of Christmas Cheer

This post is very late, I had a terrible flu. I'm so glad to be feeling better. So here's a cute bundle of tags. I made 4 different sets. All using Tags til Christmas and either Deck the halls designer paper or Candy Cane Christmas designer paper. Basic Cardstock was either Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, or Cherry Cobbler. Each 8.5 x 11 gave me 10 tags. I cut each tag 4.25 x 2. Designer paper 1.50 x 2. Each tag a Ticket Punch was used on the top corners. 1/2 circles or Boho Blossom Flower was punched for the top of each tag, assorted punches to punch greetings were used. Use what you have available. All supplies can be purchased at Thanks for stopping!

Nov 1, 2010

Welcome Fall-November 1

I would like to share this beautiful fall card I made with my friend Diane. Stamp sets used are Winter Post 111780, Artistic Etchings 118517, and French Foliage 120845. Cardstock used was Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Very vanilla, Cajun Craze, and More mustard. Inks used were Chocolate Chip and Cajun Craze.Embossing folder was Perfect Polka Dots 117335. Embelishments were 1 gold brad and Chantilly Crochet trim 118480. I LOVE this card. If you need any supplies you can get them at Thanks for stopping.