Thursday, November 29, 2012


I joined the  Sketch Challenge at Pals Paper Art with today's card. I was happy with these bright cheery colors - Pacific Point, Old Olive and Whisper White.  Scroll down to see the whimsical inside to keep the cheerio theme going.  Don't forget to add some pizazz to your envie too!
Be sure and click on over to see the other Challenge Entries!
Thank you PPA for an inspiring challenge. 
PPA147 Nov 15 2012

International Bizarre Designer Series Paper & Brights DSP

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


This lovely Flower Pin was made using the Cherry Cobbler Tulle Ribbon from the Holiday Mini Catalog. It looks stunning on a Jacket, Sweater, Purse, a Gift Bag or Present. The Tulle also comes in 2 other colors- Crumb Cake and Early Espresso.  They would make gorgeous Flowers too.  Watch the video and you can see how easy it is to make them.


Sunday, November 25, 2012


I want to give credit to Becky Roberts for posting her darling tea lights! It was a delight to make these at our November's card class.
Tip:  Color your Pearls with a permanent marker (Sharpie). You can color your rhinestones too!

Lights Out!

Thursday, November 22, 2012


This was soooo much fun to make!  I'm sure you've noticed my facination with snowmen!
AND I love the Big Shot Bigz Die- Designer Rosette. I made the Pumpkin a few years ago, without the Bigz Die, and let me tell you, I made this in a fraction of the time! If you don't have the Rosette Die, you can make it too, by scoring each strip 1/2".
The finished Snowman measures 13" tall x 7" wide


Whisper White Card Stock
3- 3" x 11" Strips (body)
6- 2.5" x 11" Strips ( 1- body, 1- head)
3- 2" x 11" Strips (head)

Brights & Neutrals Buttons
Onboard Sheets (Hat & Brim)
Orchard Harvest Fabric
Linen Thread
Brad- Brights
Black Felt (Hat & Brim)

Designer Rosette Die
Top Note Die
Fun Flowers Bigz L Die ( hat flower)

Run the Whisper White Strips thru the Big Shot using the Designer Rosette Bigz XL Die. Accordian Fold and attach 3 strips together and form a Rosette.  I used a hot glue gun and my Silicone Craft Sheet to form each  Rosette.

Tip:  Nose is layered buttons tied with linen thread then topped with a brad.- LOVE IT!

use a craft spoon to attach top & bottom

Fun Flowers Bigz L Die - by Stampin' Up!
Fun Flowers Bigz L 121812
Top Note Stampin' Up! Bigz Die - by Stampin' Up!
Top Note Bigz 113463

Designer Rosette Bigz XL Die
Designer Rosette Bigz XL Die 125594


Tuesday, November 20, 2012


A fun way to step up the English Ivy Stationery Set is to add a stamp image and your own Monogram Stamp.  We add Stylin' Snowman in Soft Suede and using the blender pen and Crumb Cake  to add shadow and texture. I made a folder to hold my envelopes and notes.
Did you know that you can order several different personalized stamps?  You can add your own greeting, tag line, blog address, return address, business information, etc..  See pages 146-147 in our Annual Catalog.

Outside Folder

Inside Pockets

Several of my Personalized Monogram Sets

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Saturday, November 17, 2012


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Friday, November 16, 2012


This beautiful fabric is available in the Holiday Catalog and available for purchase until Jan. 2, 2013. It's called Orchard Harvest and is made with the warm yummy colors for Fall.  I filled the jar with miniture candy bars to give for a gift.  It is a simple and quick to put together, and yet adorable!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Two Looks, Two Cards, Same layout....  I really like the Northern Flurry Embossing folder and how elegant it makes these Snowflake Cards. I added the Silver Glimmer Paper, a Facetted Button and Rhinestones to both.  We made these for November's Card Class.  The theme was Winter.

Saturday, November 10, 2012


Remember the Scarecrow Tootsie Pops? I sent them off to some lil' friends who just got a new baby brother!  It was time to add the Snowmen! They are delightfully funny sprouting in this mini flower pot.  They smell delish too! I have Creme' Brule Coffee Beans inside the clay pot.
The eyes, and mouths are made using the Pearls.  I colored them with a black sharpie marker.
Card Stock:  Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Specialty Paper: Silver & Red Glimmer Paper
And More: Real Red Polka Dot Ribbon, Mini Tootsie Pops, Black Sharpie Marker

Thursday, November 8, 2012


I've uploaded a video to see how to construct the Mums from the card posted on Nov. 6.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


How have you been doing on your weekly challenge of sending someone a card?  I will be sending 2 cards this week to make up for a week that I forgot. :-(

View video to make the mums here.

Would you like to get a bouquet in the mail? These cheerful Fall Mums will bring a smile to someone. I used ALL the Scallop Circle Punches and Oval Punches to make the layers and leaves. The Get Well Stamp can now be purchased as a single stamp. Everything was sponged with Cajun Craze.  I got my inspiration from the challenge at Stampin' Celebration #60.  They would love to have you join their challenges with your designs too!

I also entered this card in Addicted to Stamps challenge- Addicted to {Flowers}.

Sunday, November 4, 2012


Ready to peek at this Friday's Card Class Sample?  We are going to go with a Winter Theme and I was inspired by the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches #59.  How beautiful is white on white with some Silver Glimmer Paper? We will be making 3 different cards, and 1 Project.
Paper:  Whisper White & Silver Glimmer Paper
And More:  Mitten Builder Punch, Linen Thread, 1/4"  White Grosgrain Ribbon, Embossing Folders- Delicate Design, Polka Dot & Chevron

Take a look and play along at Freshly Made Sketches!

Saturday, November 3, 2012


Baby it's Cold Outside.  We're going to be singing that song real soon! After playing around with the colors at Pals Paper Arts' Challenge #146 I came up with this card.  Wouldn't it be nice to locate all those lost mittens? and for that matter, where have all the matches to the socks gone?

Stamp Set: Make a Mitten
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Ridinghood Red, Illuminate
Card Stock:  Ridinghood Red, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
And More:  Mitten Builder Punch, Twine, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Pearls

PPA 146 Nov 1 2012

Friday, November 2, 2012

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Thursday, November 1, 2012


My card today is going to accompany the fleece blanket (below) for a baby gift.  All the mommies know that I am going to sew up the edges of a blanket for their new little bundle! I choose this colorful Robot pattern, so I needed a whimsical card!

Stamp Set:  Circle Circus
Ink: Basic Black Marker
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade, Tempting Tourquoise, Pumpkin Pie
And More:  Brights Brads, Mini Brads, Brights Buttons, Googlie Eyes, Chevron Embossing Folder, Circle Punches, Scallop Circle Punch

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