Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Fun Friday December Edition

Hi everyone!  Hope this finds you all well.  The hustle and bustle of Christmas prep is going on at my house coupled with the everyday drama that comes with having 2 little boys.  Over the weekend I thought I had 3 weeks left before Christmas, NOT 2.  Now, we are down to 11 days.  Yikes!  My 14 month old got tubes in his ears this morning (hence drama).  While he sleeps that off I thought I would take a moment to post last weeks cards. 

Every month I host a cards class at my house called "Fun Friday."  In January, I plan to hold 2 a month and a Saturday for those that work or that Friday day doesn't work out. This past Friday wrapped up the Christmas card making.  I still haven't made my own cards this year.  I might just use one of these.

I cheated and got the ideas from Splitcoast Stampers.  I don't remember who did what to give credit.
Aren't they stunning?  If I see a fabulous card I have to CASE it.  No sense in reinventing the wheel.

Probably my favorite card is the white one.  I am personally a fan of the simpler the better.  I'm not into the grunge, aged, vintage, tons of bling.  They are pretty, but not my style.  So, if that's what you are looking for, it's not me.

Isn't the ornament neat?!  Again, Splitcoast stampers.  Look under resources and it is called a double ball ornament. 

All projects used Stampin' Up! products.

One more fun thing I did. . .

These are just plain, white paper cocktail napkins.  I took the small pine cone/branch stamp from the Lovely As a Tree set and stamped the napkins in each corner.  Everyone was blown away and thought I bought them like that ;)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Blog Hop Winner!

Thank you all for hopping along on my first blog hop over the weekend.  I really appreciated it!  As promised, there is a drawing and we have a winner!  If I did this correctly, it looks like the winner is #2


Congragulations!!!  I used the widget to pick and I cannot for the life of me figure out how to integrate that into my post and actually prove that it picked #2.  Any thoughts?  So, for now it is stuck on the right side.  It really did pick #2. 

Ok, "Binge Crafter" (so funny since I know your "real" name)  send me a message with your address and I will send you the Stampin' Up! Tree Trimmings set and some papers and bling to add to your collection.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Trick-or-Treat Blog Hop

Welcome to the second stop on the blog hop!  I am super excited about this, since it is my very first blog hop!!  I hope it gets your creative juices flowing to create something fun in the coming days.  The holidays are around the corner and there is no better time to start crafting!

You may have just stopped by Heather's page  In keeping with our Trick-or-Treat theme, I thought I would do both.  So, let's start with a TREAT (aka card) . . .

First, the supplies. I used the Stampin' Up! Jack of all Trades set-a must have for Halloween and Fall themed cards and pages.  Assorted inks: So Saffron, Peach Parfait, Pumpkin Pie, Concord Crush, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip.  Other accessories were Black Embossing powder, Versamark ink, 1/16" hole punch, circle punch, Circle Fire Rhinestone Brads and heat tool. Cardstock: Perfect Plum and Whisper White 

What did I do with all this?

First, I took my circle image pumpkin and inked it up in the Peach Parfait ink.  Then I rolled the stamp in the Pumpkin Pie ink for the Rock n Roll technique.  I did this 3 times giving me 3 pumpkins in a row.  I did this a 4th time on a separtate sheet of Whisper White cardstock and cut it out.  I placed Stampin' Dimensionals on the pack and placed this pumpkin over my middle pumpkin to give the 3-D effect.  The face and hat were both heat embossed using black embossing powder.

The moon was done by punching a circle out of a post it note.  I took the negative part and placed it in the top left corner and sponged with So Saffron to make a moon.  The sky was sponged with Concord Crush and then I sponged some Old Olive at the bottom to look like grass.

Still needed a little something so I took the 1/16" hole punch and made 3 punches in the top right corner and placed the rhinestones.  The card base is Perfect Plum cardstock.

And there you have it!

Now for the TREAT. . .

Leave a comment and become a follower of my blog and you will be entered to win some Stampin' Up! blog candy. 

You have until Oct. 31!

Thanks for stopping by.  Make sure you check out Kelly next. . .

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Get a BigShot for Free

From October 1-31st when you join the Stampin' Up! Family you can get a BigShot for Free!  or $100 in free product-how awesome is that?!  As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator you can be a "Hobbiest" and just get a discount on your purchases or hold classes and worshops.  It's really up to you. If a 20% disount sounds good. . .   Plus, other perks along the way like previewing new minis and the Idea Book & Catalog before the general public as well as a subscription to Stampin' Success, the demonstrator magazine sounds good, then drop me a note and we can talk.  I'd love to have you join me :)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Holiday Mini is Here!!

That's right. . . .it's that time of year again!

The Holiday Mini is officially live and I am excited to say it is my favorite mini!  If you haven't received your copy, leave a comment or you can check it out on my website

Also, you can find my list of Fall Classes here.  Check back often since I will be adding to the class list!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

The New Catalog is Here!!!

The 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog. . .

Isn't it beautiful?!  I've had my hands on this for the past month (A demonstrator perk) and have lost count of how many times I have gone through it already!  There is something for everyone in here.  I cannot believe the amount of stunning new stamp sets.  I can hardly wait to get my stuff and start playing.  I still have a few copies on hand if you haven't received yours yet.  Just leave a message and let me know.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Father's Day Card

This is a Father's Day Card that I made a couple of weeks ago.  One of my client's requested a card for her dad and this is what I whipped up.  All products are from Stampin' Up!  She loved the card sooooo much, that she wanted another!


Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Messages, Sail Away (Summer Mini)
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Brocade Blue (retired), Very Vanilla
Nautical Expedition DSP (from Summer Mini)
Accessories:  Build-a-Brad, 3/4" circle punch, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, twine

You might also note that the picture is MUCH better than previous.  My new camera finally arrived.  I've done some experimenting.  So loving the DSLR.  Wish I had gotten one years ago.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Baby Announcement Bag Topper

Well, it seems as though there is a baby boom again amongst my friends.  Within the last year, many of them (including me) have given birth to our 2nd and 3rd babies.  I just love seeing all the pictures!  They are all one cuter than the next.  My next few posts will be dedicated to baby themed items. 

This past Friday some ladies from church came over to make 50 baby announcement bag toppers.  They had done something similar in the past so it made it much easier to put it all together.  This is what you will need:

All supplies are from Stampin' Up!

1. Top Note Die
2. Cardstock color of your choice (we used Pretty In Pink, Pink Pirouette and Whisper White)
3. Scallop Oval punch
4. Large oval punch
5. 1/4" white grosgrain ribbon
6. Early Espresso Classic Ink
7. Glue Dots
8. SNAIL adhesive
9. Big Shot die cutter
10. Small cello bags
11. Sticky Strip tape

I apologize for the horrible picture.  My camera died last week and this was resized from my phone.


1. Take the Pretty in Pink cardstock with the Top Note die and run through Big Shot
2. Fold in half.  Use a scoring blade to achieve a nice crease to fold.
3. Take the Pink Pirouette cardstock and punch with scallop oval
4. Take Early Espresso ink and stamp "it's a girl" onto Whisper white and punch using large oval punch
5. Make a bow with the ribbon and adhere using glue dot.
6. Layer and adhere ovals with SNAIL
7.  Take the cello bag and fill with whatever you want and adhere topper to bag with the sticky strip (this part is not shown).

My client was going to type up the baby's stats on a label and stick to the back of the topper to give. 
It took about 2 hours to make these with a 4 person assembly line.  Not to bad considering we made 50.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Changes are coming. . .

Hi everyone!

Not sure if anyone stops by here anymore since I haven't updated since NOVEMBER.  Yikes!  Guess I got a little side tracked with a new baby, holidays, etc.  Well, the good news is that during this time I have been doing lots of thinking as to what the next step in my crafty pursuits should be.  I think I have come up with some good ideas.  Stay tuned, especially over the summer as I revamp the blog and hopefully become a blog that you will follow for ideas and inspiration :)