Nov 8, 2014

#6 Christmas Houses-again!!

The same directions as week five. This is just my blue version. I did use All Is Calm DSP for the snow and the Santa and sleigh is stamped in Lost Lagoon. The light pole is in basic black. I love this stamp set!! Base card is soft sky.

Nov 6, 2014

Week#5 Christmas houses

Base card is 8.50 x 5.50 I scored it on the 8.50 side at 4.25. Now when reading my instructions I will tell you I use my stampinup paper trimmer upside down. The logo is upside down and thr trimming bar is on the left side of my cutting platform. Now that is out of the way. Here are the instructions.
Line up the cardstock on the 5.50 side and bring the right side down to the 3 inch mark. So when you cut in it will be 2.50 inches wide. I use a piece of a post it note to mark my cutting mark which will be at the 1 inch mark and stopping at the 6.50 mark. Then you will turn your card stock to the 8.50 side and your fresh cut 2.50 will be at the top. Line up the right edge at the 7.5 and score up to the 3 inch mark again use a post it note to mark your stopping point so your score marks should be as you go 7.50-6.50-5.25-4-2. Reminder you are working from the right sliding your cardstock to the left.
Fold your score mark on the 2.5 width side in mountain fold see picture below.
Now to fold your mountains and valleys on the 3 inch side start at the front of the card with the first 1 inch mountain, and keep folding mountain-valley-mountain-valley-large mountain. Refer to photo.
I added a 1x5.50 strip of whisper white on the front of the card add your trees and your red house. Add an additional strip of whisper white 1x5.50 strip cut the top into hills before you tape down. Also cut your white glitter paper into a slight slope. If you like your card with out the glitter paper save it for something else. Add your houses in each valley according to the photo and glue in place.
These pieces are embossed in white embossing powder.

Nov 1, 2014


 I have been very blessed in my life with wonderful women that fill my life with complete joy. I am thankful everyday for these blessings as my friends have carried me through some very difficult times in my life. With that being said may I introduce you to a very special gal pal I run with. Her name is Mary and I have a very special place in my heart for her. My favorite gals have been going on a crafting retreat for the last few years and it is my most favorite time of year. I absolutely love Halloween. This girl dressed up as my BLOG and it was so touching I laughed until I cried. It was so amazing that she took the time and effort into making my day, but then I expect nothing less from her. Thank You Mary for making me smile!

Oct 26, 2014

Snowman Tealights WEEK #4

I just fell in love with this project. I think I first saw these done by Becky Roberts but I loved the way mine turned out! These can be made into pins or ornaments. Even a magnet!
Snowman tea light box
Score at 1.75 in all 4 sides
4.1/8 x 3 1/8 score .50 on all 4 sides
Punch label punch in the middle of the lid add window sheet.
Window sheet is
DSP All is calm cut 2.50 x 1.50 and 1.75x 1.50 for the sides of the box
Card stock colors pear pizazz, pool party, white, lost lagoon
Tie with white ribbon 12 inches long. Stamp tag in lost lagoon and add a snowflake in pool party. Tie on with bakers twine.
To make the snowman you will need a battery operated tea light

To make the snowman using white card stock
Punch in the center of white paper using the circle punch from punch pack. Then center the punched circle in the 1 3/8 Circle punch.
Large pearls colored with a black sharpie for eyes.
Small pearls also colored In black for mouth
Using the Blossom builder punch; punch designer paper with the petal side. Then using the large scallop punch for the brim, punch the arch in the brim using the retired small oval punch. The tassel is punched using the mini scallop circle also from the Mini Trio. I used the sweater trim from last year to tie around the Tea light like a scarf. I used very little paper shreds inside the box and tied it off with white satin ribbon. Enjoy!

Oct 19, 2014

Shaker Card Christmas Week #3

For this beautiful card I used the following items;
Cardstock: Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Brushed Gold, Gold Glitter Paper, Vellum, Window Sheet
Inks:Old Olive, Soft Sky, Encore Gold
Stamp Set:Festival Of Trees
Punches: Tree, Confetti Stars, 1 3/4 circle, 1 1/4 scallop circle, Modern Label
Embossing Folder: On Point
Embellishments: Gold Bakers Twine, Shaker Frames, dimensionals
Framelits: Circles
Base Card is cut 4.25x11 Layer One: very Vanilla 4 x 5.25 (emboss with the on point folder and from the center top as far as your 1 3/4 punch can go; punch a circle. Using a 3x3 sheet of very vanilla and a scrap piece of cardstock to punch a scallop circle from; take your soft sky ink and create clouds with a sponge. Set aside. stamp 2 trees on your vellum and punch out. Use a strip of brushed gold 1.25 x 4.25 and punch your stars. Now tape your trees onto the 3x3 piece of cloudy very vanilla. Keep in mind the whole tree wont show just the tops. Pile the confetti stars in the middle.
Going back to the 4x5.25 embossed very vanilla on the back side tape down a 3x3 window sheet, then place the largest shaker frame around the punched circle. Peel off the sticky sheet and turn over center this piece over your Old olive Cardstock and it should perfectly circle your trees and stars.
Tie your bakers twine around the lower half. Then add a dimensional to each corner. Stamp an accent tree on Very Vanilla in Gold dry with a heat gun and punch. Using dimensionals pop it up on the front. Using your circle framelits and a 3x3 sheet of gold glitter paper and your Bigshot cut out a circle using the 2 inch circle and the next size up. I glued this in place with Tombo quick dry glue. On a scrap piece of very vanilla stamp your greeting and punch out using the modern label punch and pop up with dimensionals. Cut another 4x5.25 for the inside greeting, you can decorate the inside with the gold strip you punched the stars out of if you desire.
The front before placed over the trees.

Before the front is in place

Oct 12, 2014

Week 2 in 12 weeks of Christmas Contemporary Celebration

Base Card is 4.25 x 11 scored at 5.50. mount to a piece of Black Card stock cut 4.50 x 5.75. Silver Glitter Paper and our new star confetti punch cut 2.25 x 5.50 and mat on a piece of black card stock cut 2.50 x 5.50. place on a angle and trim. Stamp greeting using our new set called Bright and Beautiful in Silver Encore ink.

I cut 2 feathers using our feather framelits in silver glitter paper and a black mustache using the mustache framelit and the eye holes are from the Chalk talk framelits. I stamped in inside greeting using Making Spirits Bright using encore silver ink. I added silver elastic cording. Happy Holidays!!!

Oct 5, 2014

Hershey Bar Holders Week One in 12 weeks of Christmas

1. Cut your base cardstock 3x11
2. score each end at 3.50
3. Cut your DSP 2.75x3.25 ( I used Nordic Noel)
4. Cut your bellyband 1x11 your will trim it into a banner
5. use one glitter brad or candy dot brads in brights
6. Ink is Real Red or Garden Green
7. Stamp Set is Tags 4 you and the bracket punch
8. You will need a Window word punch for the candy slot. I closed the sides with red line tape.
score each end at 3.50

fold and add dsp to the front panels

Punch your candy slot

add your redline tape peel and just before closing add hershey snack size bar

Sep 28, 2014

Tasty Treat Holder

Base cardstock is 3 x11.  Score each end at 3.50
DSP (designer series paper) 2 pieces 3.25x 2.75
Belly band 1x12 inches
1 brad
Window word punch for the candy slot.
Red line to assemble
Tag note punch bundle 
Add the DSP to the front and the inside fold. using the window word punch; punch a slot large enough to fit a snack size Hershey bar. Add your bar and the red line on each side. peel tape and fold down. Close and add your belly band. Cut tails and add brad. Stamp and punch tag using Dimensionals pop it up on the belly band so it can easily be removed.

Sweet Treat

I made this cutie using candy, raffia, and a low temp glue gun. The Pumpkin head candies are bought from the local dollar store. The smarties and tootsie rolls were a steal at Menards. Milk duds or Dots boxes both work. Enjoy!

Wine Tags anyone?

Halloween Wine Tag

Making Spirits Bright

Basic Black
Whisper White
Tangerine Tango
Daffodil Delight
Stazon Ink
1 3/4
Window Frames
Motley Monsters (use the stripe print cut at 3.5 x 4)
White and Tangerine Tango Two Tone Trim
Fringe Scissors
Cut your black cardstock 10 x 3.5 using a corner rounder and round all corners.
Score at 2.5 and center your 1 3/4 circle in the 2.5 section and punch.

Cut 2 strips 1.25 x 3.5 score at 1 inch along the 3.5 length. this will be the guide to how far to cut in using your fringe scissors. Line the fridge strips one at a time along the bottom. I glued them in place and make sure to cover the area that isn't cut on the second row. After they are dry play with them to curl them a bit. I was CAREFUL not to rip them.
As you can tell we are working from the bottom up.
Next add you striped diagonal stripe paper covering again the solid uncut strip from the fringe section. Tie a bow above that stripe dsp using the Two Tone trim.
Now cut out the second size framelit 2.5 x 2.5 in daffodil delight. Stamp Bring on the BOOS, masking the martini glass so just the greeting gets stamped. Now cut the third size 3.25 x 3.25 in basic black. Pop the daffodil window on top of the black. Using a scrap piece of white stamp the Bring on the Boo's with the martini glass and color martini glass and cut out. Add that above the greeting. Now stamp Happy Halloween on a scrap piece of tangerine tango cut out using your scissors and cut into a banner. Pop up across the stem of the glass. I used Pear Pizazz for my martini and left the eyeball white but added red lines and a blue eyeball. I used daffodil for the curly olive pick.

Sep 16, 2014


These spooky blocks are a hit!! Here's how they were made.

Countdown to Halloween
Numbers are cut 2 inches tall using the SHADOW font in the Plantin Schoolbook Alphabet. Characters are made using the mini monsters Cricut cartridge 3 inches. Bats are punched with the Bat punch from stampin up. DSP is witches brew. I used  a 2x4 to cut the base 8 inches long. Blocks are cut using a 4x4 (which is really 3.50x3.50) cut at 3.50 inches. You will need several coats of modge podge to adhere paper, let each coat dry completely. ADORABLE!!!! Mini monsters can be cut in any color combination you like.
Numbers cut in pumpkin are 1-2-8-3-5-0-2 /2  inches
Numbers cut in black are 1-4-7-0-6 /2 inches
Placement on blocks
Block One
Skull pumpkin print gets a black skull and crossbones and a Black number 1
Black and gray print with small orange spiders gets a vanilla web and a Pumpkin number 2
Vanilla newsprint gets 3 black bats and pumpkin number 3
Pumpkin paper with small black dots gets the mummy and a black number 4
Black newsprint gets the Ghost and a pumpkin number 5
Black and vanilla chevron just gets the pumpkin 0
Block Two
Black and vanilla chevron gets the cat and the pumpkin number 1
Black newsprint gets the Dracula and the pumpkin number 2
Orange trick or treat paper gets the black spider and black number 0
Pumpkin paper with small black dots gets black corner web and black number 6/9 place in the center because it is
Stripe paper gets the witches hat and a black number 7
Vanilla paper with square prints of webs and bats gets the green monster and layered number 8 in pumpkin layered onto black.

Mar 29, 2014


 Here are a few samples from my SPRING FLING, stamping event. We had a great time. I can wait for the new catalog launch! So much stamping!

Mar 7, 2014

Lost in Translation

Where have you been??? What can I say I have been a busy bee and I have just sat down since October!
I had a great retreat with a great bunch of ladies. The holidays just rolled by and we have been stuck on hold in a Polar Vortex, might I say this is the first year in my 50 years of life hearing that word! Ridiculous!

Well once again I am gearing up for my SPRING FLING! 32 cards in a glourious day of stamping.