November 22, 2014

Stampin' Up! Doorbusters Sale!

Good Morning! I have some wonderful news to share with you today. Starting Monday and ALL WEEK, Stampin' Up! has some HOT DEALS for you! Monday is especially exciting because I have some DOORBUSTERS FOR MONDAY ONLY......WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

Take a peek at these awesome HOT DEALS:

And we have MORE ITEMS on sale ALL WEEK! Online Extravaganza starts Monday with select items and bundles at discounted prices. Plus, there will be limited-time doorbusters again onDecember 1. You don't want to miss them! This sale lasts from November 24 through December 2, or while supplies last.
Here's the FULL PDF listing of all items included in this amazing sale just for you!  Click here for the list: PDF LIST and click here for my ONLINE STORE!
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Blendies Dots!

Happy Weekend Blog Readers! I hope you will take some time during your busy weekend to get some stamping in. I have a quick card to show you but it does take a little bit of prep work. The candy jewels you see were hand-made by me:

I made my candy jewels using Crystal Effects. Using a Silicone Mat, squeeze Crystal Effects drops onto the mat. I made several sizes. Make sure you spread them far enough to they don't spread and touch. Let dry for at least 24 hours.

See the two above in the bottom row that ended up touching each other? They do spread a little so make sure you have them spaced far enough from each other. I colored all of them, peeled them off, and cleaned my mat with rubbing alcohol. Here is how I store them:

Yup, in a re-purposed embellishment container. The first batch I tried, I waited only a few hours. Once I colored them with my Blendabilities Markers, they became soft as I colored. I was still able to use them but had to be careful when coloring. Waiting the additional time made a huge difference.

This is a close-up of the colored Crystal Effects candy jewels:

I now have bunches of them in different colors and sizes. All ready to be used on future cards! Oh and they peel right off the Silicone Mats quite easily too!
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November 21, 2014

Folded Screen Card Fold!

HiYa Everyone!  I hope you are having a good week so far. I sure am! I have been busy re-organizing my stamp room. As some of you know, Dave and I sold or business back in May and our 6 month training period is completed with the new owners. Dave is now officially retired! As for myself, I am concentrating on my Stampin' Up! business now that I have more time on my hands. I'm hoping to reach more people, acquire more customers, and not have to go out and get a job as I'm too young to retire just yet!

I wanted to show you a photo of of a ribbon/paint organizer Dave made for my stamp room last week that is screwed right to my supply closet. I saw this on Pinterest and fell in love with it. Painting is another hobby of mine:

Isn't it just wonderful? I now have so much more room on my counter. The dowels that hold all of the ribbon spools slide right out if needed. Love it! I have a few more ideas for organization that I will show later.

So now for today's project. I made this Folded Screen Card for you today. As you can see in the photo below, my screen card has four panels to it:

I have a few photo shots of my card to show you so you can see different angels of the detail:

And the card folds flat for mailing:

How did I create this card? So very easy! Here's how:
  • Start with a cardstock piece measuring 5 1/2" x 8". Score on the 8" side at every 2". So score at 2", 4" and 6".
  • Using the Hearts Border Punch, center on each 2" panel and punch. You should have 4 sets of 4 hearts, one set on each panel.
  • Using the Decorative Label Punch, punch to create the legs, on each opposite panel to the hearts. Be careful to center the punch so that the legs on each side are equal.
  • Designer Paper: Cut four pieces of designer paper 2 1/8" x 4 1/4" and glue to each panel. I used the Flowerpot Designer Paper.
  • Stamp a bunch of flowers and leaves from the Flower Patch stamp set and cut out with the Flower Fair Framelit Die. I used Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Lost Lagoon, Blushing Bride, Night of Navy, Calypso Coral and Garden Green Inks. I also used White Embossing Powder and Craft White Ink on the center of some of the flowers. Some of the flowers or centers are popped up using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Sentiments: I used the sentiments from the Remembering Your Birthday stamp set and Night of Navy Ink. The sentiment on the front panel is stamped on Whisper White Cardstock and cut with the 2 1/2" Circle Punch. The 2nd sentiment is stamped the same way but cut with the Modern Label Punch.
  • Accessories: I added a bow using Tangerine Tango Baker's Twine
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Card Supplies:

November 20, 2014

CCMC #330!

I have a small confession to make today but first, take a peek at the colors for today's challenge at Create with Connie & Mary:

Such a pretty combination isn't it? Well, pretty enough that I got my month's confused as I always work ahead on my projects. So this week, although Halloween has come and gone, I thought these colors were perfect for a Halloween card:

The Making Spirits Bright stamp set is one that I just newly acquired and I was so exited to use it, I forgot that this card was for November and not October. You could always change out the stamped images from the stamp set as there are so many to pick from. I love the little "olive" eyeball in the martini glass:

And I continuously stamped the sentiment on my 2nd tag:

I hope you plan on playing this week at Create with Connie & Mary and don't's November, not October!
Card Supplies:
  • Stamps: Making Spirits Bright, Gorgeous Grunge
  • Inks: StazOn Jet Black, Stampin' Write Markers
  • Cardstock: Tangelo Twist, Basic Black, Whisper White
  • DSP: Color Me Autumn
  • Accessories: Hello Honey 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
  • Tools: Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Glue Dots
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November 19, 2014

Control Freaks November Blog Hop!

Good Evening All! Welcome to the November Blog Hop brought to you by my wonderful Control Freak Teammates! You may have arrived here from the fabulous Lisa Martz's blog or you may be starting the hop with me. Either way, I will direct you to the next stop at the end of my post!
This month's theme is "Jingle All The Way"! I did something a little different this month. All 3 of my projects are goodie holders and all 3 of them are reindeer coordinated. Take a peek:

First up is Mr. Fry Box Die Reindeer:

2nd is Mr. Curvy Keepsake Die Reindeer Box:

And the last one is Mr. Mini Cup Reindeer:

All 3 used the same punches and dies: Wide Oval Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Small Oval Punch and the Autumn Accents Die. These would be very easy to mass produce if you needed a bunch for Christmas!

Now I will direct you to Justin Krieger's blog. He always has awesome projects to show us. I can't wait to go visit! Make sure you take the whole tour as I'm sure you have lots of holiday inspiration!
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Endless Wishes and Pink!

Pink? For Christmas? Lovely when paired with Chocolate Chip Ink, Gold Ink and Very Vanilla Cardstock:
I've got lots and lots of layers going on in this creation. Here are the layers:
  • Card Base: Very Vanilla Cardstock cut 4 1/4" x 11". Score in the center at 5 1/2" and fold. Using the Corner Rounder Punch, punch all 4 corners.
  • Layer #2: Very Vanilla Cardstock 3 3/4" x 5". Using the Corner Rounder Punch, punch all 4 corners. Stamp the snowflakes using Chocolate Chip, Gold and Pink Pirouette Inks, filling in the whole cardstock layer. Set aside.
  • Pink Pirouette Tag: Cut a piece of Pink Pirouette Cardstock measuring 2" x 4 1/4". Cut the top using the Scallop Tag Topper Punch. Cut the two bottom corners with the Corner Rounder Punch. Stamp snowflakes using Pink Pirouette Ink. Glue to card front at an angle and to the left.
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock: Cut a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock measuring 2" x 3 1/4". Cut the top using the Scallop Tag Topper Punch. Cut the two bottom corners with the Corner Rounder Punch. Stamp the sentiment using Chocolate Chip Ink at the top of the tag and glue on the card front overlapping the pink tag and at an angle towards the right.
  • Create a triple bow using Pink Pirouette Seam Binding Ribbon and glue the ribbon wrapped around the stamped layer about 1 1/2" from the bottom, over the tags. Glue to card base using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Stamp 3 sizes of snowflakes using Very Vanilla Cardstock and Chocolate Chip Ink. Hand-cut all 3 snowflakes and glue, layered to each other with Stampin' Dimensionals. Glue to card front tucked behind the bow.
  • Pearls: Add Pearl Jewels in the center of each snowflake and a few on the tag. 
Tonight I will be posting again at 8:45 p.m. as we have our November Control Freaks Blog Hop. Make sure you come back and visit!
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November 18, 2014

Silent Night!

I have two projects to show you today and the first thing that came to mind for the title of my post today was "Silent Night". I made the two projects so that they would coordinate with each other:

For both projects I used a circle cut out with scrap paper and used it as a stencil to sponge ink around it. This creates a beautiful moon result. The snow was hand-cut in multiple layers and sponged:

And I re-purposed some stars that were given to me by my 2nd Upline Linda Gutierrez when she presented me with a gift at our Washington DC trip. How could I throw away something so beautiful?

The coordinating card was created in the same manner as the box except the addition of the houses:

If you don't have the Curvy Keepsake Die or the Holiday Home Bundle, you don't know what you are missing as they are my two favorite tools in our Holiday Catalog!
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