Monday, October 31, 2011

Timeless Portrait Fan

By using the Simply Scored Tool, this fan was a snap to get scored and folded. I have used other scoring products and give this one 2 thumbs up! The Fan's supplies are:  Timeless Portrait Designer's Series Paper, Ribbons, Brads, & Buttons.

Flowers Up Close

Sunday, October 30, 2011

An OSTRICH Without a NAME?

Can you help me name my Ostrich?  My 3 Sisters and I grew up with the nickname "Ostrich" (because of our Maiden Name).  We share Ostrich Beanie Babies, Books, and miniture Figurines.  Now we have a Candy Leg Character!  I will have to make one for each of us. 
Leave me a comment to name my Ostrich! 
 (Hey Sis'- you can't use your own names!) YAMS! ;-)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Simply Sent Kits

Click above to see Simply Sent Kit Promotion
 Just a few more days til the Simply Sent Kits and a Free Stamp Set will end on October 31.  Each Kit creates 8 cards simply and quickly.  When you buy two kits, you get a Stamp Set FREE! (choose between 3 pre selected sets).

You can even do more with these beautiful kits!  Below is a sample of altered card to make a sweet folder to hold 2 note cards sized- 3" x 3" and 2 envelopes.  It makes an adorable gift for hostesses.

Everyday Elegance Simply Sent Kit - by Stampin' Up!
Simply Sent Everyday Elegance 122377

Everyday Wishes Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!
Everday Wishes 123686

Friday, October 28, 2011


A new KKC Challenge from Artistic Advenger and a chance to use some "hardware" for a boy's card!

Stamp Set: I Dig You!
Ink:  Cajun Craze, Night of Navy
Card Stock: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, DSP- Well Worn
And More:  Mini Brads, Vintage Trinkets, Blue Denim Ribbon, Round Tab Punch, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder

Thursday, October 27, 2011


The Long Legged Characters continue!  Meet Flo the Flamingo!  She was the perfect canidate for the next character in my collection of using the Cello Bags- besides the fact that there are 1000 pieces of Bubble Gum that have to be eaten or used in a Cello Bag Characters!

She's made with Circles, Scallop Circles, Ovals and Hearts.  Her Plumes on her head are made by quilling strips around a stylus.  She is ready for a Close Up with her Rhinestone Jewels!

If you want a Big Shot and you've started a Wish List for products from Stampin' Up! - NOW is the time to join as a Demonstrator.  Click on my sidebar to see how you can get a FREE Big Shot this month! and get a discount as a Demonstrator!  I would love to have you in my La Dee Dah Group!

She's ready for her Close-up Photo Shot!

2- Scallop Circles (Big Shot) Pretty in Pink, Sponged with Whisper White.
1- Oval approx 3" x 3 7/8" Pink Pirouette, Sponged with Pretty in Pink
1- 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Pretty in Pink
1- Heart to Heart Punch Rose Red
4- Full Heart Punch Pink Pirouette
2- 2 1/2" Circles Pink Pirouette
1- Full Heart Pretty in Pink, fold in half, sponge with Basic Black on tip, add 2 black nostrils
4- 1/8" x 3" Strips Pink Pirouette, quilled with stylus for Plumes
1- 7/8" x 6" Pink Pirouette
2- 1" Circles Whisper White
2- 1/2" Circles Basic Black
2- 1" Circles Pink Pirouette eyelashes- cut off 1/3 of circles, snip lashes, curl with bone folder.

Sunday, October 23, 2011


This masculine card uses the rich neutral tones to simply say I Miss You!  The Black strip of paper has a velvet touch on the baroque pattern. All of the balloons were stamped in Crumb Cake on top of the DSP (Designer Series Paper) and cut out.

This is another Challenge card.  The Challenge was to use Designer Series Paper and make a matching envelope. Donna at Butternut Sage Designs will be posting Monday 10/24/11, the other cards and blog addresses for you to visit. 

Stamp Set:  Up, Up, & Away
Ink:  Basic Black, Crumb Cake
Card Stock:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper:  Mocha Morning
And More:  Lined Thread, Jewels- Pearls, Crystal Effects, Stripes Textured Impressions Folder

Technique Tip:  Want a matching envelope?  Trace an opened envelope on you pattern paper, cut out and tape together with Tombo Liquid Glue or Sticky Strip.

Up, Up & Away - Clear-Mount Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!
UP, UP & Away!  Stamp Set

Friday, October 21, 2011

Thinking of You

Once in a while I bring out of retirement a stamp (Thinking of You), to place on a card.   How often do we need to express to someone they are in our thoughts.  I know you probably have someone who needs a "hug in the mail".  We chat online, on the phone, email, text, etc...... but nothing replaces a hand written card.

Stamp Sets:  Just Believe
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, More Mustard,  Early Espresso, Cajun Craze
Cardstock:  More Mustard, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze
And More:  Vintage Brads

Technique Tip:  To mask off the Sun, punch out of a sticky note a circle. Stick it on your cardstock where you want your sun/ moon.  Ink your brayer in the lightest ink color ( for this card Daffodil Delight).  Brayer the entire card.  Ink your brayer in the medium in color ( More Mustard) Brayer the 2/3 on down, leaving the upper 1/3 Daffodil Delight.  Ink your brayer in the darkest color (Cajun Craze).  Brayer the bottom 1/3. Stamp your large image overlapping the sun/moon with Early Espresso. Reink and restamp 2 more times moving the stamp lower each time.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sweet Press Cookie Stamp

I know! I know!  What else will they think of next?  The Kraft Gift Box is available in the Holiday Mini Catalog and I have decorated it by punching a peek-a-boo hole and placing a clear Window Sheet behind it to showcase the Sugar Cookies!  The cookies would go great with some coffee, tea, or cocoa, so I used the wheel Take a Sip for the box decoration!  Watch this video to see the Sweet Press Cookie Stamp.  If you were at my October class, it was a La Dee Dah Day for sure, you got to see the cookies in person!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Rosette Pin

It won't be long and we will be needing warmer clothing and hats!  Maybe your girls will be more apt to wear one if they have a pin to dress it up!  Maybe if they made one themselves?  A great Mother/ Daughter project.

At October's Monthly Card Class, we make 3 cards (which have been posted) and one 3D project.  This month the Designer Fabric was highlighted in the project.  We used the Springtime Vintage Fabric and Timeless Portrait Fabric, depending on the knit cap color.  Each guest made one flower pin at class.  I love these quick and easy flowers to show off Stampin' Up!s Fabric. I got the knit hats during last winter's clearance sales! 

Supplies:  Fabric- 2 1/4" x 18", Button, Sewing Needle, Pin Back

Technique Tip:  Fabric Scraps are perfect for this project.  Tear a strip 2 1/4" x 18" fabric.  Press the short ends under 1/4" on each side.  Fold the strip in half putting raw edges together.  Sew a running/ gathering stitch the 17" on the raw edge side. Gather together and form a circle (spiral the fabric).  Sew through all layers in the center about 3- 4 times.  Sew on a button (we used retired buttons I had on hand).  Sew on a pin back. If you would like me to make a how to video, leave me a comment!

These look great on gloves, scarves, as a  hair clip, headband accessory, a coat pin.  Put several together for a great look or layer several widths for a larger flower.

On my Sweater

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Bekah's Artistic Etchings

This is the last card we did for the October class. The designer is Bekah Watt, who is a SU! Demonstrator in my La Dee Dah downline. When I asked her to be a guest designer, she really came up with an excellent card. Both of my classes were WOW-ed with it!  Thank you Bekah!   I really love the bright color combo used with this set. 

Stamp Sets:  Artictic Etching, Just Believe
Ink:  Concord Crush, Poppy Parade, More Mustard
Card Stock:  Concord Crush, Poppy Parade, Very Vanilla

Technique Tip:  After stamping your image, sponge over image with the same color.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Bouncing Baby Booties KKC03

I took the same colors from Artistic Advengers KKC03 KA-POW Challenge and made a Baby Card.  Do you ever wonder where the matches are to the socks are after you do laundry?  Does the washer or dryer eat them?  On that note, 3 miss-matched socks! 

The Booties were made from the Stocking Builder Punch, hanging on the clothes line with the new Mini Clothespins

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Thanks a Million! KKC03

Can  Million Snowflakes make a Snowman!  I posed that question to Ask.com.  Of course the answer depends on the size of the flakes and the size of the Snowman. I will say over a million!  It won't be long til the snow falls and Snowmen will be popping up out of yards everywhere! 
This card has lots of bling and glitter to go with the Mica Flakes in the Snowman's Belly!  Have you seen our new Shaker Frames and Dazzling Details in the Mini Catalog? We'll be using them in November's Monthly Card Class.
Artistic Advenger's new Challenge this week was the color combo:  Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Wisteria Wonder and Daffodil Delight.

Stamp set: Button Buddies, Sweetly Said
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Wisteria Wonder, Daffodil Delight
Ink:  Basic Black


These Cowgirl Boots were made from Victorian Shoe I posted last week.  Make a few alterations and you got yourself a Boot Scootin' Boogie Cowgirl Boot!  Thank you again Donna for the pattern!

Ink:  Early Espresso
Card Stock:  Soft Suede
DSP:  Well Worn
And More:  Antique Brads & Vintage Trinkets

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Morning Chat Challenge

Are you up for a challenge?  The Morning Chat Group (for demonstrators only) decided to challenge each other with a color-combo project. The colors are:  River Rock, Not Quite Navy, Always Artichoke, and Very Vanilla.

Stamp Set:  Easy Events, Woodgrain (background stamp)
Ink:  River Rock (Stampin' Write Marker), Basic Black, Not Quite Navy
Card Stock:  Not Quite Navy, River Rock, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla
And More:  Chantilly Lace, Vintage Trickets, Antique Brads, Crimper, Peekaboo Frames
Technique Tip:  Stamped the Clock image on Very Vanilla, River Rock, Always Artichoke and
Not Quite Navy, and cut out the pieces to add to the Clock face using Tombo liquid glue for dimension.

Visit Butternut Sage Designs to see links to the groups projects.


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Victorian Shoe

What woman doesn't love shoes?  This Gorgeous Shoe Pattern was sent to me from another demonstrator at Butternut Sage Designs. I included this card in Friday's Monthly Card Class

Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Designer Series Paper- Beau Chateau
Ink:  Soft Suede
And More:  Jewels- Pearls, Very Vanilla 1/2" Seam Binding

Technique Tip:  The "Vintage" look comes from sponging the edges with Soft Suede

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Hot Air Balloon

Here's a sneak peek of Friday's Card Class.  I got this idea from a designer at Stampin' Up!  I didn't use the same stamp set, but I think this turned out adorable.  Did you know that October 1st was World Card Making Day?  I think any day in October can be a La Dee Dah Card Making Day

Stamp Set:  Ain't Love Grand
Ink:  Basic Black, Markers- Poppy Parade, Garden Green, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Marina Mist
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Designer Series Paper- Just Add Cake
Technique Tip:  Punching multiple Designer Series Paper circles and folding them in half then gluing together to make the cutest balloon. 

From the top!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Harvest Pumpkin Lollies & Simply Scored!

Fall Colors, Autumn Leaves, Apple Picking. It is a  great time of the year.  This Harvest Pumpkin is made using Stampin' Ups! new Simply Scored tool.  I have owned other scoring tools, and I "Simply" love this one. 
Card Stock: Pear Pizazz, DSP - In Color Pattern Paper- Pear Pizazz
Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
And More:  Various Circle Punches, Crystal Effects, Sticky Strip,
Paper Crimper, Oval Punches

Technique Tip:  These Lollies were made by cutting strips (2"-3" wide each) and scoring every 1/2" and bending back and forth like a fan.  If you adhere 2 or 3 strips together with  a strong adhesive, like sticky strip and make it into a  circle, they make fabulous Lollies.  I use Crystal Effects generously on a punched circle and lay the Lollie on the circle and hold until it is stable in place.  A little patience is needed!  Put a stamp pad on top to hold it down until it is completely dried.
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