Dec 30, 2012

Reality is a Killer!

Hello blog world!
 Have you ever just realized you are not super woman, and you can't do everything? I finally realize for the first time in my life I can't do it all. Many of you whom have followed me for the last few years have seen my rise and fall of blog post. This past year has been especially hard for me. I have had such a overwhelming amount of responsibilities and I had to let somethings go. My blog took the hardest hit. I basically only stamped and created once a month for my clubs. I would finally lay my head down at night and POP "I would think S**T I forgot to post a project! Finally I just quit worrying and mostly went on with my crazy schedule. Well I think I have a handle on things and life has slowed itself just a tad. My New Years resolution is to post 2-3 times a week. I am looking forward to inking myself up again. I really have missed my inks and card stock. Starting on January 1 I will start posting again so PLEASE come and visit me. I hope to give you some great ideas and I hope you can give me supportive comments to help me along.
Thanks for all the support I know when you stop in and I appreciate it. May this year bring much happiness and many blessings. I pray for peace and guidance. Happy New Year.
Brenda Anderson

Oct 24, 2012

Oh Christmas Tree

When I first saw our Holiday Ornament framelits this tree popped into my head. The Candlelight Christmas paper just matched my vision perfectly. Although I used the smallest ornament and the smallest diamond shape to create this great tree. I added pearls and a Crumb Cake seam binding ribbon with small pearls scattered about. I found the Styrofoam tree cone at Michael's. I will warn you it did take 4 sheets of 12 x 12 paper. I started using the smallest diamond shape 4 rows from the top. Do start at the bottom and I also used a low temp glue gun to assemble. Enjoy and have a great day.

Oct 23, 2012

Stamp a Stack

These are the cards I featured in my Stamp a Stack. We made 5 of each card. We also did these at retreat. I think we are all set for the holidays. We also made boxes for these cards. I will post a clearer picture of the snowmen card, there is so much bling it sparkles and shines, lol! These cards were very easy to duplicate just A LOT of prep work. I think they turned out great.

Retreat Projects

These are a few of the cards we made at Retreat using our retired felt pieces and our current festival tags. I think they came out great. We had such a good time, 4 days of stamping, laughing, and snacking. I can't wait to do it again! We made 5 of each card, with matching boxes.

Oct 20, 2012

ornaments made at retreat i love the featured ornament from the holiday catalog but the drum is now my favorite!

Sep 22, 2012

A Christmas Keepsake

A Christmas Keepsake
Instructions written by: Brenda Anderson
Supplies Needed:
Stamp set: Candlelight Christmas
Framelits: Candlelight Christmas Framelits
Inks: Real Red, Lucky Limeade
Designer Series Paper: Candlelight Christmas
Die: Rosette OR Scalloped edge punch and Simply Scored
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Tulle Ribbon, Vintage Buttons, Large Pearls, quick dry glue,
Silicone Craft Mat, Low temp Glue gun and glue sticks, linen thread, 1/8 circle punch, large scallop punch.
You will need to stamp 20 ornaments in Lucky Limeade and 20 ornaments in Real Red. Looking at the sample you will be able to determine which ornament to stamp. Once you have those stamped (that should take 10 minutes), then die cut them (that should take 10 minutes).
Once that is done fold 15 of each in half, the stamped side faces the inside. Then you will start assembling each section. You will glue 3 of each ornament back to back to create a 3-D ornament using the quick dry glue. Then using 1 of the 5 flat ornaments glue in place on the back stamped side facing you. Repeat 4 more times. Set these aside. Repeat the same process using the red ornaments. Set aside.
* If you are making these for gifts I would do all the prep work prior to assembling .
The tulle tuffs are created by cutting 3 scallop sections. In other words count 3 bumps and cut. Place a small dab of low temp glue in the center, fold over and twist. Holding the tuff together trim the top on an angle. Make 5 for each ornament. For the rosette in the middle cut 2 strips of Candlelight Christmas DSP 1 inch wide. Then using your big shot pick either the scallop edge or the pinking edge and cut. Attach the pieces using quick dry glue and set aside.
Lets assemble this: Using our silicone mat put a half dollar size of glue spread into a circle. Lay your lucky limeade ornaments into the glue shaping your ornament. Next add glue between the sections and lay your tuffs into the glue. Next add more glue and add the red ornaments in between. Refer to photo if needed. Now to add the rosette I folded it together holding it in my hand. Added a strip of low temp glue on my mat and set it into the glue still holding it together. Count to 10 and lift. Forming your rosette should be easier with the glue holding it together. Connect and add glue in the center place rosette into it and hold count to 25. Add more glue and place your vintage button and set pearl in the middle. Let dry for 2 minutes. Punch a hole at the top and add linen thread to hang. Cover your glue spot on the back using the large scallop punch. I hope these help.

Sep 12, 2012

Great Gift Tags

Hello everyone,
I am not good blogging everyday, sorry. Here is a quick project that doesn't take a whole lot of time.
In person these are stunning. Here's what I used
Cardstock: Very Vanilla and Coredinations Early Espresso
Stamp Set: Snow Flake Soiree
Ink: Early Espresso
Punches: XL Oval Punch, 1/2 inch Circle
Ribbon: Crumb Cake Tulle, Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon
Embossing Folder: Lacey Brocade
Die: Top Note
I would stamp each snow flake then stamp on scrap first then on my tag for a subtle look. The word Believe was stamped full strength.
Thanks for stopping.

Aug 20, 2012

Joy to the World

Good morning blog world! I am so sorry I haven't posted all week! Working full time having a family, grandchildren, and taking care of my mother during her Breast Cancer treatment has me spread thin so that doesn't leave much time for blogging. So sorry... Don't give up I have 2 days off starting tomorrow so hopefully I get somethings ready for my blog.
Here's today's post.. I love this new snowflake die!
Card base is Very Vanilla, and I used the Frame embossing folder. I cut Real Red 4.50 x 3.25 and centered it in the frame area. The designer paper is from Candlelight Christmas. It suspiciously looks like the print from Vintage Christmas paper from 2 years ago although that was in Soft Suede and Crumb cake. Love it! Anyways the paper is cut 4.25 x 3. Which is great for workshops because you will get 8 from 1 sheet of designer paper. The snowflake was cut in Very Vanilla and I added a little bling to the ends. I stamped Joy on vanilla with Chocolate Chip ink from the new set Joyous Celebrations in the holiday mini. I punched it out with the XL oval punch. I gave it a little lift with dimensionals. Simple but elegant. Well off to work have a great day!

Aug 3, 2012

Exploding Christmas Box Tutorial 1.99

Hello Friends I have finally got all the bugs out of my system and here is the new tutorial in high demand. This is a great Christmas gift for any one! For 1.99 this tutorial is a steal. Thanks for all your support.

Aug 2, 2012


I did all the measuring and designing! Just follow along and you have a class for 10 stampers! This is a great event in the fall to boost your sales! This tutorial can be purchased for 1.99! The buy botton is to the right! Thanks Brenda

Jul 30, 2012


This tutorial is only .99 cents! I have complete instructions step by step photos! Start creating these for Craft Fairs and gift giving!

Jul 6, 2012


 Today starts my Christmas in July! I will be selling this tutorial starting July 25 as part of my Christmas in July celebration. There will be 10 different tutorials for sale. This is the first tutorial called "Present Explosion" . All the tutorials will be 1.99 each! Pick and Choose which ones you like. Stop by again on Monday to get a glimpse of more tutorials that will be coming soon. Remember July 25 all ten will be available for purchase. I will have all your holiday classes planned just for you! I look forward to sharing all my ideas with you.Thanks  for stopping! Brenda

May 19, 2012

Paper Flower Class

Amazing what our punches can do. I had so much fun teaching this class today! On the Coral paper we shaded with Poppy parade and used the ornament punch to build the flower. The Melon Mambo paper we used the Fancy Flower punch. The designer paper was used to create our carnation we used the scallop circle punch our 2 sizes. Loved it.

May 16, 2012

Paper Flowers so easy

Who knew these beauties were so easy? I am teaching a free class on Saturday morning at our Breakfast Club. Here are the details,
BYOS? Bring Your Own Supplies!

How would you like to learn how to make those really cool paper flowers you have been seeing in the catalog this year? I can teach you Saturday morning at St. James Place for our Breakfast Club. I will be there May 19 from 10:30-1:30. There will be NO CHARGE for this class, because you are binging your own supplies! If you are interested shoot me back an e-mail so I can figure the seating arrangement. What will you need to bring? Glad you asked!
1.2 Sheets of Designer Paper the compliment each other but have contrast. Light and Dark values. Example: Pretty in Pink (light)/ Cherry Cobbler (dark)
2. 1 ink pad that has the Dark Value. Example Cherry Cobbler/ Sponge
3. Paper Crimper
4. Bone Folder
5. A variety of card stock only 6 sheets of colors for flowers
6. Large brads Example: Vintage or Printed in-colors
7. Paper Piercing tool and mat
8. Any color smooch spray
9 .Blossom punch
10. Small spray bottle of water
If you would rather I supply your materials it would be 5.00.

May 13, 2012

saying goodbye, blushing bride......

I never really fall in love with the In-colors until they are leaving us. I enjoyed this soft off pink color for many cards. So here is the final card I will be making with Blushing Bride. Fond Farewell......The Supplies are:
Ballerina Birthday
Supplies Needed:
Stocking Punch(RETIRED)
Large Oval Punch(to cut slipper out of stocking)
Die Cuts
Scallop Circle #2 113469 (RETIRING)
Edgelit Scallop Frames and embossing folders
Whisper White (Card base) 2nd layer 4 x 5
Blushing Bride 1st layer 4 x 5.25 (slippers retiring)
Very Vanilla (legs)
Ribbon: Blush Blossom Satin ribbon
Fine Tulle: Whisper White (Michaels)
1/8 pretty in pink taffeta ribbon (Laces on slippers)
Stamp Set
Bring on the Cake

May 11, 2012

Mug of Suds

Mug of Suds

Supplies needed:


1 1/4 Circle (3 in Whisper White)

1/2 inch circle (5 in Whisper White)

Itty Bitty Trio circle (1 in whisper white), and scallop circle (3 in whisper white)

corner rounder (round bottom of each daffodil delight strip and bottom edge of mug

Small Oval and Large Oval in very vanilla for handle ( Punch small oval first then re-punch with XL Oval)

Card stock

Very Vanilla (Card base 8.5 x 5.5 and Mug 3 x 3 3/4, 2.50 x 2.50 for handle)

Daffodil Delight 3 strips 7/8 x 3.50

Soft Suede 4 x 5.25 Textured with square lattice

Textured Impressions Folder

Square Lattice #119976


Daffodil Delight to edge all circles in Whisper White, mug and handle

Black for Greeting

Stamp Set

Outlined Occasions (Sale-a-bration 2012)

May 9, 2012


Class is Friday at 6-9 we are making 6 cards total! Here are a few, you still have time to register so e-mail me today. Deadline is Thursday at 9p.m. to register.

Sweet Pea

I have seen many versions of this card so this is mine.
Sweet Pea
supplies needed:
XL Oval (2 in Lucky Limeade)
1/2 circle (2 in Lucky Limeade, 1 in Blossom Blush)
Itty Bitty Trio Circle (3 in Lucky Limeade)
Itty Bitty Trio 4 petal punch (5 in Wisteria Wonder)
Card stock
Whisper White (Card base 8.5 x 5.5 4th layer 3.50 x 4 3/4
Lucky Limeade 5.25 x 4
Wisteria Wonder 5 x 3 3/4
Lucky Limeade (sponge the edges of ovals and circles)
Basic Black
Bashful Blue (with sponge to edge 4th whisper white layer)
Stamp Sets
Best Friends Forever (retiring)
Something to Celebrate (Hostess set 2011)
Uni-ball white gel pen (highlighting and center of flowers)
Black Stamp and Write (For eyes)
Thanks for stopping! Brenda

May 5, 2012

EASY but cute

Going through my OLD and soon to be retired stamps I had to make a quick card for my hubby's Birthday tomorrow. I kept it super simple and stamped and cut everything. I had to stop myself from using an embossing folder to give the card some texture. Cardstock colors, daffodil delight, garden green, crumb cake, soft suede, marina mist and very vanilla, I used Chocolate Chip ink on everything. The stamp sets were Under the Stars, and Camp out from (2002) YIKES! That sounds old. Hope you enjoy. Have a great weekend.Brenda

May 1, 2012

Starbucks Mini

This cute mini has 4 inserts I love how this is turning out. This is a tutorial I am working on for the bonus price of 1.99. It should be available to purchase by Friday. Great way to sell those retired stamps. Leave a comment if you like it. Thanks for stopping.

The winner is.....

Sue Kruse, I used to generate the winner. Sue if you would please e-mail me your information I will mail that out to you asap. Congratulations! Have a great day! Contact me at

Apr 27, 2012

Tool Caddy Give Away

Hello everyone, This is a tool caddy that fits on most Coffee Cups. I am making them in traditional Stampin Up colors, Black and White. I am making these for all the girls going to my October retreat. I have considered selling them for 12.00. Leave a comment to tell me what you think. I will be picking one lucky winner to receive one of these. The winner will be announced on May 1st. Don't forget to leave your comment.

Apr 25, 2012

Tea Towel Aprons

Here is a picture of the aprons we are making this Saturday at the PMS (Pizza, Music, Stamping)day.
Here are the supplies: Ribbon 1 1/4 grosgrain ribbon, 1 package of Stampin Up fabric, 1- 22 inch Cotton Dish towel, Extra large rick rack. For the complete tutorial google Jill Olsen, she has it on her web site. Stock up for the holidays!
Thanks for stopping!

Apr 22, 2012

Message Board

I just love Sundays and I love it when my kids wake up and we have breakfast together. It is one of the simple joys of sitting around the table talking and catching up. They are 17 and 20 my oldest is married and moved away he's 28. Although he works 3rd shift and manages to stop some Sunday mornings. I sometimes go all out but this morning I kept it simple. The focus is on the menu board which clearly states the cost for breakfast. Making this message board is so easy and can be made lots of ways for teens or in your own kitchen. I used a 8 x 10 frame some designer paper you can get as fancy as you would like. Using a DRY marker to write your messages. Have fun creating these really fun frames.
Thanks for stopping.

Apr 20, 2012

Auction spring clean

Ok demo's, you all know we have so much stuff we could fill a building. With the new catalog coming out I decided it is time to clean out my space. I am downsizing and only keeping what I absolutely must. So after much research on line on marketing ideas I found one that just might work. I have decided to take all my OLDER and gently used sets in wood that I can part with and price them out, for example some are marked 100.00. $100.00 you say? Well here is the game and how it works. I am having a LEAVE YOUR WALLET AT HOME PARTY during the new launch. I will have tables of stamps for my guest to view. Their invitation will clearly state this is a leave your wallet at home party. They can earn auction dollars by doing the following, joining a club, hosting a workshop, signing up for a class, bringing in an order, etc. I will give them 100-500 dollars for each item they do. When they check in at the party they will get a bidding paddle made from the BIG SHOT. I am even auctioning off a class for 4. So maybe if you do a little spring cleaning and downsize it can give you plenty of business in the next few months! Good luck. Be back on Monday! Have a great weekend. Brenda

Apr 19, 2012

Spreading Sunshine

This card reminds me of a summer day. It was simple but my customers loved learning how to make the leaves from the oval punch folding them and running them through a crimper. They loved punching out the blossoms and dry embossing with the vintage folder for texture. I used the 5 petal punch for the center and a GREAT Summer Smooche fabric button for the center. The rick rack was cut from our trimmings die cut. I also used Flower Garden paper, thanks to my great friend Mary P (You know who you are). The greeting was from the Occaions Mini. Thanks for stopping Brenda

Apr 17, 2012

Smooches in Mambo

Here is a great card for a workshop! Simple but elegant and you use so many products its a great up sell card! Base card is Melon Mambo I cut a strip of Summer Smooches 1 x 4. Show how to use the square punch on an angle to cut the banner. Then use your big Shot and the Vintage wall paper to dry emboss your card. use the Big Shot again to cut the framelits. One in Lucky Limeade and One in Whisper White. I used the Just believe Stamp set which led to me showing how to use a Stamp-a-ma-jig. Then I used the Boho Blossom Punch for the larger flower out of Rich Razzleberry, and the petal punch from the Itty Bitty trio. Added our Rhinestone Bling to the flowers and the top and bottom of the framelit! Wow that was an amazing up sell! First of all we can't live with out the BIG SHOT or PUNCHES. Hope you enjoyed this post be back later in the week. Thanks for stopping.  Brenda

Apr 11, 2012

Fresh and Flirty Summer Smoochies

I am having a Stamp Camp May 19, this is one of the cards that will be featured. It is my Summer Smoochies Stamp Camp. I love how the colors are so bright and cheery. I have been on a Vintage binge for a while. This feels fresh and light. It is also featuring a new product suite coming in the new 2012-2013 catalog. Oh I love summer, bring on the sunshine! Cardstock was whisper white, real red,razzleberry and daffodil delight. The designer paper was Summer Smoochies. I also used the scallop heart sizzlet, and the large label punch. The seam binding ribbon is Daffodil delight.

Apr 7, 2012

A colorful Birthday

Hello Ladies,
Here is a card I created to swap at my down line meeting this month. I used Whisper White, Poppy Parade and Daffodil Delight card stock. Lucky Limeade, and Poppy Parade ink. A Daffodil Delight marker. I used 3 punches, the double scallop ribbon punch, eyelet punch, and the Blossom punch. I used the stamp set Mixed Bunch, and BFF. The ribbon is the ruffled lucky limeade, and the butterfly is from Beautiful Wings embossing folder. Rhineston in the    center of the flower. Hope you enjoyed this card.

Apr 1, 2012

Busy Busy Bee

The time just flew by during Sale-a-Bration! Now it's time to wrap up with the Occasions Mini. We only have until the end of April so I have a few classes in the works. This class is Cute and Quick! You will receive the Blossom Builders Kit and we will make 5 cards all for 15.00 including the kit!! You don't want to miss this great class! You'll have plenty of Blossoms to take home and make more. RSVP today. Sign up deadline is  April 4th. Class is  April 16 at 6:30 in my classroom. Bring your basic stamping kit i.e. adhesive, scissors.......
I can send this anywhere in the US with the tutorial. You will have to pay 3.95 for shipping. I accept paypal. If you look closely the center card has a Corner Marker for book! Very Clever! Thanks for stopping.

Mar 14, 2012

Diane's Great Cake

Diane Trintz is a wiz at these Candy Cakes! I love everything she does! I am making this for one of my Hostesses Private Card Class! Love it!

Mar 13, 2012

Sisters, sisters

I have to say I just love this card! The base is Wisteria Wonder 8.5 x 5.5 The first layer is pool party 4 x 5.25 and ran through the big shot with the Polka Dot embossing folder. The added layers are Wisteria Wonder 3.75 x 2
I layered it with the heart print from Sweet Shop suite 3.50 x 1.75. The final layer is 4 x 2.75 and I used the ice cream sundae paper from Sweet Shop suite cut 3.75 x 2.50 used 9 inches of Ruffled Wisteria Wonder ribbon cinched together with a Jelly Bean Brad. The greeting is from Loved Ones 125465. Stamped in Wisteria Wonder. (Cased from Diane)
Thanks for stopping

Mar 12, 2012

Little Bit

I really loved this when I saw it in our Stampin Success. The only problem I had was how can you open and close it to get the treats out without damaging the project. If anyone has suggestions please let me know! Any way here are the dimensions.

Calypso Coral Card stock cut 4 14/16 scored every 7/8 you will have a 1/2 inch left at the end that is to close it with red line tape. I used the Fancy Flower Punch for the ends punch 2 out of designer paper. I used the stamp set Best of everything. I stamped the "made for you" in Wisteria Wonder. Cleaned it and them stamped it in Calypso Coral and punched it out with our Small Oval punch. I think if you use a dimensional to pop it up it looks better. Stamp and cut out the flower and the leaves from the tree stamp in the set using Lucky Limade. I tied it together with 12 inches of Ruffled Calypso Coral Ribbon. I added the tag using the Wisteria Wonder Bakers twine.
Thanks for stopping

Mar 11, 2012

Striped Fun!!

Wisteria Wonder Base Card 8.5 x 5.5

1st layer 5 x 3.75 Pool Party

2nd Layer 4.75 x 3.50 Whisper White

3 designer paper strips 1 x 3

12 inches of Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon

Wisteria Wonder Ink

Stamp Set is Happiest Birthday Wishes-Hostess set
Thanks for stopping

Mar 9, 2012

Hip to be square

Calypso Coral Base Card 8.5 x 5.5

1st layer 5 x 3.75 Pool Party

2nd Layer 4.75 x 3.50 Whisper White

3 designer paper squares 1.25 x 1.25

12 inches of Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon

Calypso Coral Ink

Stamp Set is Happiest Birthday Wishes-Hostess set
Thanks for stopping

Mar 7, 2012

Card and Candy Gift Box

Cased this from Mary Fish it is so cute in person. We are making this at our downline meeting tomorrow night! Thanks for stopping. For a list of materials please comment. Brenda

Mar 4, 2012

Vintage Post cards

Good Morning, I recieved this card in a swap and just fell in love with it so I had to share. I love the colors and the Bonus is this stamp set is an exclusive and only here until March 31. It is also FREE with a 50.00 order. The stamp set is called Fresh Vintage 125115 (wood) or 125117 (clear) The Post card salutation is from the set Winter Post 111780 26.95 it has 7 wonderful stamps. The base card is in Soft Sude 115318, the second layer is  Riding Hood Red 111348, the third layer is Very Vanilla 101650. That wonderful heart was punched out with our heart punch 119883. The designer paper is also limited to this month. It is Everyday Enchantment 126154 also FREE with a 50.00 order. The inks used are Soft Suede 115657 and Riding Hood Red 111836. The ribbon is our 1/2 seam binding Very Vanilla 120999. The hat pin 125578 is from our Mini Occasions catalog. If you would like copies of our catalogs just send me an e-mail and I will send it out today. Thanks for looking. Brenda Anderson

Feb 5, 2012

Saturday's Breakfast Club Projects this week we focused on 3 of the Sale-a-bartion items only available FREE with a 50.00 order until March 31. Stamp Set Elementary Elegance 125120 featured on the card to the left. Embossing Folder Designer Frames 127709 includes 2 styles featured on the center card. Our In-colors are featured on the card to the right. Our 2012-13 incolors Cardstock pack 127713 is also offered during this sale. Contact me for other items offered during this wonderful time that only happens once a year.

Jan 9, 2012

Early Spring?

Happy Monday, This card makes me long for spring. Although we have had a GREAT winter not a lick of snow! I know I should stop using the Sale-a-bration paper but I just can't stop! This card was fairly simple so here's the recipe. Base card: Very Vanilla 8.5 x 5.5. The Everyday Enchantment designer paper is cut 1.75 x 5.5. 1st layer is 2 x 5.5 in Poppy Parade. I tied the Calypso Coral 1/8" Organdy Ribbon together and added two tiny tags. I stamped the butterfly and key in soft suede with the stamp set Elementary Elegance. The greeting Hello was stamped in Poppy Parade. That was the easy part. Now I punched a large scallop circle in Old Olive, and a 1 3/4 circle in Soft Suede. I ran both through the BIG SHOT with the square lattice embossing folder. I punched the Bird out of the same designer paper just a different pattern. With the same punch I punced 4 stems with leaves. Using the Mini trio punch I punched the small scallop circle in Poppy Parade and the 4 petal in Baja Breeze. Glued everything down to look like a nest. This card make me smile, have a happy Monday! Brenda

Jan 8, 2012

Delicate Wishes

It must be said I love Sunday's. I love staying in bed even if I am not sleeping. Just the comfort of not having to be anywhere before I am ready is the best thing about Sunday's. I started this card with Valentines Day in mind and ended up with a Birthday card. Funny how you have one idea and it spills into something else. This picture does not do this card justice. Here is the recipe: Base card is in Poppy Parade and yes I used the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder (Remember I told you I love that folder). The card is a standard 8.5 x 5.5. I then used the Large Paper Doily Sizzix die and Very Vanilla cardstock. I cut a strip of designer paper from the upcoming Sale-a-bration called Everyday Enchantment 1 x 4. Then I cut a piece 2 x 2 and used the Beautiful Wings Embosslits die. I also cut the smallest size framelit in Poppy Parade. The banner is from the Petal Cone die, I did stamp the greeting in Poppy Parade from Bring on the Cake. I did however cut the banner at both ends at the end of the greeting. I taped down the tails and Popped the greeting with dimensionals. Ended with a Large Pearl in the center of the butterfly. Thanks for stopping and have a great Sunday! Brenda 

Jan 7, 2012

Vintage Elegance

Happy Saturday!! Oh how I love the weekend, especially when I have a whole day to stamp! I wanted to create something simple, elegant, but quick. Simple! Using our embossing folders can make the simpliest card elegant. Play with all of them to find the right combination. I love using the Vintage Wallpaper, it is my "go to" embossing folder. Now if I had had some 3/8 ribbon to hide the seam of the paper I would have used it. Even though I didn't it still looks great. I love these colors together. Here is the recipe: Base card is Very Vanilla 8.5 x 55 folded and embossed using the Vintage Wallpaper. Cut designer paper 2 x 5.5 from the Everyday Enchantments (Sale-a-Bration.) Greeting is on 2.50 x 2.50 Very Vanilla matted onto Poppy Parade 2.75 x 2.75 The greeting is stamped in Soft Suede and Poppy Parade using the stamp set Elementary Elegance 125122. Now tomorrow I promise to use something current not something you will have to wait to purchase. Have a great day! Brenda

Jan 6, 2012

Enchanting Paper

Good Morning everyone,
Can you tell I am getting geared up for Sale-a-Bration? Did I mention I love the Designer Paper Everyday Enchantment 126154. It is FREE with a 50.00 purchase during Sale-a-Bration. So here is the recipe.
Base Card: 8.5 x 5.5 Poppy Parade
Designer Paper 3 x 5.5 Everyday Enchantment
Soft Suede 1.50 x 5.5 using the scallop punch on one side.
Greeting on Very Vanilla 2.50 x 2.50
Greeting stamped in Soft Suede and Poppy Parade
Greeting is Matted on Poppy Parade
Stamp Set used Elementary Elegance 125122
Happy Stampin! Brenda

Jan 5, 2012

Elementary Elegance

EI apologize for the late post I intended to post this earlier but life sometimes gets in the way. Simple Elegance comes to mind with the Sale-a-Bration set Elementary Elegance. I used the cardstock Poppy Parade for the base card. I also used 3 Soft Suede pieces cut 1.5 x 4 and I also used the new Sale-a-Bration paper Everyday Enchantment. I cut 3 pieces 1.25 x 3.75. For the greeting I cut Soft Suede cardstock 2.75 x 2.75 and Very Vanilla 2.50 x 2.50. I used Soft Suede ink to stamp the greeting. I could have added so much to this but decided to simplify. I hope you have a great day! Brenda

Jan 4, 2012

Attic Boutique Day 4

Hello, another beauty of a card! This time I kept it really simple. All these products are available today in the new Occasions Mini! Here is the recipe.
Base Card 8.5 x 5.5 Baja Breeze
I cut the edge using the Edgelit Dies 125595 and then using the Embossing folder that matches in the Adorning Accents 125601.
Strip 5.5 x 1.5 Very Vanilla
I cut the edge using the Edgelit Dies 125595 line it on the back edge and run a strip of tape along the top edge of the vanilla and fold the card down.
Adding the designer paper is alittle tricky. I cut a piece 5.25 x 3.50 and cut the bottom edge using the edgelit die that matches. I matched it up and yes there was extra paper above the card. I turned it over and trimmed the paper. I cut 2 Framelits 125598 the 3rd frame in the series. I stamped the greeting using the Apothecary Art 125527 in STAZON. This step is very important because it won't bleed when coloring in the flowers. I cut the layer in Baja Breeze but you need to cut it horizontal and tape it down about .25 of an inch out. I used dimensionals to raise it up and embellished with Large Pearls 125577.
Using a Blender pen I colored the flowers using Wild Wasabi, Poppy Parade, and Baja Breeze. Some Pearl smooch would finish it off but I ran out from Christmas (ugh!). Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day. Brenda

Jan 3, 2012

Attic Boutique

Well today I switched to a card. I love this designer paper, Attic Boutique. It is available tomorrow. So here is the recipe.
Basic Card: 8.5 x 5.5- Very Vanilla 101650
First layer: 3 x 5.5 -Chocolate Chip 102128
Designer paper 2.75 x 5.5- Attic Boutique
Large Framelit- Chocolate Chip (4th in packet)
Smaller Famelit-Attic Boutique Paper (3rd in pack)
Large Label Punch- Chocolate Chip cut Horizontal
Stamp Set-Rue Des Fleurs 125487
Chocolate Chip ink 100908, Framelits are 125598
Embossing Folder 125601 Adorning Accents
Large Pearls 125577, Baja Breeze Seam Binding 122331 15 inches long, Red tacky Strip.
I folded my Base card and using the big shot, with the texture folder added my pattern. Taped the designer paper to the chocolate chip paper. Added the ribbon using the red tacky tape. Using the big shot cut my framelits and punched my large frame. Stamped my greeting and taped it all together. Added my pearls. So darn easy!
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Jan 2, 2012

Timeless Memories Day 2

I just love this layout, it is soft and delicate. I of course used the designer paper Attic Boutique, and the Side Notes 125413. I also used the scallop envelope die cut with Soft Suede cardstock tied it with daffodil ribbon 2 Little Leaves die cuts 114511 using Pear Pizzazz cardstock. The 2 tags inside the envelope are from the Side Notes packet. I used the large label punch with Soft Suede cardstock and side notes package. I used the stamp set Rue Des Fleurs 125487 and Poppy Parade ink for the greeting. I think that covers everything. It was very easy and went together quick USING THE SIDE NOTE PACKAGE IT CAME TOGETHER QUICKLY!
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Jan 1, 2012

Lets get it started!

Happy New Year! Welcome to my 30 days 30 projects! This Memory Journal is the kick off of this series. I have used the On Board Journal book that is only 6.95 and it has 20 pages in very vanilla for my journaling of special memories this coming year. I used the Attic Boutique designer paper 125407 and cut it 5.25 x 5 to cover the book. I adhered it with quick drying glue. Using the framelits 125598 I cut 1 in Poppy Parade cardstock 119793 and 1the next size smaller in Very Vanilla 101650. The image I stamped with was from the Apothecary Art 125527 and Stazon ink 101406. The large pearls 125577 were in the new Occasions Mini along with everything I used. I did stamp the Remember When with the set Word Play 120651. I added the Seam binding in Baja Breeze 122331 and Very Vanilla 120999. I love this small journal that fits into my night stand. At night I reflect on my day and jot down special thoughts. I hope you enjoyed this project have a great day and many blessings this new year.