Sunday, October 2, 2011

Trick or Treat

Just a little fun one today.....these are the new cellophane treat bags from the Stampin' Up Holiday Mini.  I made the "lollies" from the Newsprint Designer Series paper with my new Simply Scored tool (page 6 of your Holiday Mini).  These were so much fun to make once I got the nack of flattening them down into flowers, it only tooks about 2 mins to make each one.  Stay tuned for more lolly projects, check out the wreath in the Holiday Mini using the lollies - it's amazing and I have to try it!  I used the Batty for You stamp set, it's an all-time fave, and of course, I had to have it - BATTY for you!  These make some fun treats for friends.

That's all for now, I've got bread to make, muffins to bake, dinner to come up with and a mountain of laundry to have done before bedtime tonite!  Aaahhhh, Sunday afternoons spent getting ready for the week.

Thanks for stopping by......ttfn!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

A little bit of Christmas....

I've been busy trying to come up with some ideas for Christmas time classes and clubs.  There are just so many cute things to try that I always find it hard to choose!  For this project, I chose the new Polar Party stamp set and the Pool Party paper (Designer and Cardstock).  The card is a shaker card made with the new shaker frames that make this project easy, peasy.  The inside is filled with the new Mica Flakes.  You can see all of these products in the Holiday Mini.  The little treat box is made with 2 scallop envelopes and I am off to see if I can find any mini candy canes to fill it with - wouldn't that just be so cute!!.  I somehow doubt I'll find any yet.....maybe I'm a little excited for Christmas - its my favorite time of year. 
Here's another fun one made with the Mini jingle bells - how can anyone not like Christmas with mini jingle bells!!  The stamp set is Holiday Happiness and the paper is from the specialty pack of designer papers called Holly Berry Bouquet.

Thanks for stopping by........enjoy!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fun Flower

A quick little post tonite, but here is a card I made the other day.  The background has been clear embossed with En Francais, which you can't even see in this picture, but it really does look great!  The flower is cut from the wood sheets from Stampin' Up, then run through my BigShot with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder, sponged with Pear Pizzazz and then with shimmer paint and stamped again with En Francais.  In real life, it's a really great embellishment - something a little different

That's all for now, gotta run and get organized for my daughter's early, early morning skate!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

more playin' with Spice Cake

This card was made from the new Spice Cake paper.  The colors I used here are Early Espresso, More Mustard and Very Vanilla - must be the cloudy rainy weather that has brought on the feeling of fall.  The stamp set was the Easy Events Christmas stamp, but I chose to ink only the branch and not the greeting.  Instead of using the berries that are on the stamp, I wanted to use the bitty flower punch from the trio pack.  I punched a tiny design from the DSP and layered it onto a cardstock flower.  It's really hard to get a close up of these flowers to show you the dimension it gives the card, but I love how it turned out.  The ribbon is the More Mustard dotted scallop ribbon.  I love how this can be used on either side - again just more value for your money!

Hope you are as inspired by the fall feeling weather as I have been....enjoy your Sunday afternoon before another busy weeks sets in

See you soon.....

Stolen playtime!

Well, well, well.....I've finally just given up on the house and stole a little time to play.   This last couple of weeks since the kids went back to school and their numerous activities has been quite chaotic.  The beautiful weather made it feel like summer still and we just couldn't seem to get in the groove.  I think we are finally settling in to the busyness of the fall season and the weekend has been cloudy and rainy so of course it's time to lock myself in my workshop and not come out until spring! 

 The birdhouse is a template that came from the Stampin' Success magazine exclusive to demonstrators.  It was just so cute in the article that I had to make a few of my own - gave one to my sister and downline and kept this one for myself.  Just a little bit of whimsy.  The card is a club project from a couple of weeks ago using the Pennant Parade and co-ordinating punch, a fun birthday card with the new in colors of Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo and Pool Party.

Thanks for following along and stopping by.......

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Spice Cake Club Project

Hiddy ho stampers!  Here comes the Box #2 Die again, I am lovin' the endless possibilities with it and the quick and easy go together.  This little box is going to be my place setting at Thanksgiving and inside will be a chocolate turkey for everyone(if he fits!)  The paper used is Spice Cake and you are going to fall in love with this new paper.  I've used the stamp set called Gently Falling and the greeting comes from the set Always Thankful.  Such a fun little project....

See you soon, I'm off and running - as usual!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tea Bag Holder

Hiddy ho stampers!  Here is a fun little project made with some new In Colors and the individual stamp Tiny Teacup.  The colors are Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant and Lucky Limeade.  I am going to be using this for a club project later in September.  I absolutely love the little polka dot brads and used them for the centers of my flowers that I punched with the triple layer Blossom Bouquet Punch - these are a great way to get alot of value in your punch.  If you are interested in joining a club and live in my area, contact me today as clubs are resuming in September and I will have a few spots opening up.  Clubs are always alot of fun and I really look forward to each one, it's like having a whole bunch of friends over.  Some of my club girls have been with me since I started just about 3 years ago and I have really gotten to know them and love getting together.  It's always so much fun to share what you love doing and get paid to do it - now that's a great job!

Thanks for stopping by......