December 11, 2017

Merry Monday Challenge #269!


It's my turn to be the hostess of our Merry Monday Challenge this week and I'm giving you a Color Choice Challenge. You can choose colors as close to the ones in the graphic and you get to pick at least three colors from the six. I ended up using a light blue, a dark blue, a light green and a dark green for my card today:



I like how the dark blue stamped and die-cut images pop against the other colors. I had tried to use turquise cardstock for the lighter blue but it just didn't look right and I had to go lighter. Here's a close-up:




I can't wait to see what you create for my challenge this week. I know the holidays are starting to keep everyone busy but perhaps you'll take time to play our challenge. Have a good week!



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December 10, 2017

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Altered List Pad & New YouTube Video!

Happy Sunday and welcome to a new 3D project today! I purchased a bunch of List Pad's at WalMart and alterned them with some pretty designer paper, cardstock, ribbon, rhinestones and a stamped layer:



I chose my colors to coordinate as close to the list pad as I could:


And I did a little bit of watercoloring too! Thanks Mary Brown for this idea!


These make great last-minute Christmas gifts or if you papercraft for craft fairs, these would be quick to whip up multiples of. See how simple?



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December 9, 2017

Paper Pumpkin December Inspiration Photo Reminder!

Look at this beautiful Paper Pumpkin December Inspiration Photo. Isn't it beautiful? What do you think this tells us about our upcoming December kit? The colors....the flowers....a note?

Paper Pumpkin will be showcasing 3 days of Inspiration Photo's just like this one as Sneak Peeks. I think it's so exciting!





If you are on Facebook and are not following our Paper Pumpkin page yet, here's the link so you can go "follow". More inspiration photo's will be posting soon! Make sure you subscribe or resubscribe to Paper Pumpkin by December 10th to receive the December kit!


And this is what arrived in my Stampin' Up! order this week:


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Create with Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop!


Today we are all using "non traditional colors" for our Christmas cards. Welcome to our Saturday Blog Hop at Create with Connie & Mary. The Feeling Of Christmas stamp set was perfect to use for my project today:



I used Fresh Fig and Crushed Curry for my non-traditional colors and I think those colors work well for Christmas. I actually stamped my wreath image twice. Once on the Whisper White Cardstock layer and a 2nd time on the Birthday Memories Designer Paper so that I could hand-cut the bow with my Paper Snips and glue it over the first image:


The addition of the sentiment on a small piece of cardstock cut with the Layering Squares Dies finished off my card perfectly! Here are my layers:
  1. Card Base: Fresh Fig Cardstock 8-1/2" x 5-1/2". Score and fold at 4-1/4".
  2. Layer #2: Birthday Memories Designer Paper 5" x 3-3/4". Stamp the small branch image using Fresh Fig Ink on the right. Glue to card base.
  3. Layer #3:Whisper White Cardstock 3-3/4" x 3-1/2". Stamp the wreath image using Fresh Fig Ink. Stamp the 2nd image using Crushed Curry Ink. Glue to card front about 1/2" from the left using Stampin' Dimensional.s
  4. Bow: Stamp the wreath image on the Birthday Memories Designer Paper and hand-cut the bow. Glue over the bow on Layer 3.
  5. Sentiment: Stamp the sentiment on Whisper White Cardstock using Fresh Fig Ink. Cut with the Layering Squares Dies. Glue to the wreath using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Card Supplies:
  • Stamps: Feeling Of Christmas
  • Inks: Fresh Fig, Crushed Curry
  • Cardstock: Whisper White, Fresh Fig
  • Tools: Stampin' Dimensionals, Layering Squares Dies, Paper Snips
  • Designer Paper: Birthday Memories

Now you can follow the rest of the Saturday Blog Hop
by clicking on the links below to visit my talented teammates!
Click PREVIOUS to visit Libby and NEXT to visit Melissa:

https://libbystamps.wordpress.com/2017/12/09/non-traditional-christmas-colors/
https://rubberfunatics.blogspot.com/2017/12/ccmc-saturday-blog-hop-non-traditional.html

December 8, 2017

Free Kit Of The Month using Sale-A Bration Epic Celebrations!

I was an avid athlete in my junior high, high school and college years. I played basketball, softball and volleyball so when I spied those cute sneakers in the Epic Celebrations stamp set....oh my goodness I had to have them! Back in the day, Converse sneakers were very popular and this sneaker image is a perfect replication of those sneakers....squeal!



The Epic Celebrations stamp set is a Sale-A-Bration 2018 Catalog product and you can earn it for FREE....seriously! I can't show you all of the images yet as the catalog debuts on January 3, 2018. The good news though, is that this is my FREE card kit for the month of December. If you placed an order during the first full week of December so far, your kits and your 20% discount check were mailed to you yesterday!

Here are some more photo's of this cute card. I also used a new punch called the Tailored Tag Punch and some new designer paper called True Gentleman:



Notice the colored sneakers? And I'm still going to call these Converse sneakers by the way. I colored with the light Pool Party Stampin' Blends and then used a Blender Pen and Whisper White Ink to add the white areas of my Converse sneakers:



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December 7, 2017

3D Thursday & FREE Project Sheet!


Welcome to 3D Thursday! We have a brand new project today that you are just going to love. But before I show you this week's project, I would like to show you a project made by one of our 3D Thursday readers using one of our FREE Project Sheets. Genevieve Peters created this cute Altered Notebook:



Our team was so honored to find out Genevieve had used one of our projects. Sarah and Jennifer were at a papercrafting gathering this past weekend and that's where the photo's came from. They both said the Altered Notebook was beautiful!

Now on to this weeks project. Our talented teammate Jennifer Gulch from Twins & Twine come up with an Advent Calendar created with our Mini Pizza Boxes. And yes, it comes with a FREE Project Sheet



Here are a bunch of photo's to show you all of the great detail that went into creating this project. Isn't it beautiful?



I know my granddaughter would love this!


Now it's your turn to create one just like this by downloading our FREE Project Sheet. You can click on the link below:




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December 6, 2017

December Club Projects!

My last month of club projects happened this month. We are starting a new round of clubs in January and I'll tell you all about that at the end of my post. I decided to create a matching trio of projects this month:


This trio would be great for a last minute gift and goodie combination. Did you know our Mini Pizza Boxes are food-safe? I knew I wanted to incorportate the Mini Pizza Boxes so I started with that project first and then added a coordinating gift tag and this beautiful dry-embossed card:



The card was kept simple because I wanted the dry-embossing from the Winter Wonder Embossing Folder to be my focal image. All we did was add a sentiment from the Labels To Love stamp set, cut with the Everyday Label Punch:


Next we added:
  • A little snowflake from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies and Silver Glimmer Paper
  • A piece of Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon folded in half and glued under the sentiment
  • Two boughs cut from the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies
  • And a small strip of  Year Of Cheer Designer Paper added to the bottom of the card.
Next we moved on to the gift tag:




Similar layers were used but this time the sentiment came from the Merry Little Labels stamp set. What was funny about the gift tag was a few of my girls just couldn't bring themselves to glue the banner layers at an angle like I did. We had a good laugh at that and I reminded them how I always tell them "it's your project, do with it what you want"! They glued them straight and layered. 


Next up is the Mini Pizza Box:



Again, similar layers were used except we added a Green Sprig to the top rather then die-cut sprigs. I showed the girls how to cut away some of the spikes from the sprig on one under-side to make it flat and easier for gluing. We used the hot glue gun to glue the sprig in place:



So what exactly is a Stamp Club? My Stamp Clubs are groups of six people that either meet once a month in person, those are my local clubs. Or, I also have groups of six non-locals who form a group. Each club has it's own name. Right  now I have one local club and one non-local club and thier club names are the Stampaholics and the Sassy Stampers. 

Virtual and Local Stamp Clubs will be starting back up in January and I would like to add new groups. Here are the rules of my clubs:
  • Clubs consist of 4-6 stampers.
  • Club lasts for a six-month period.
  • We meet once a month if local to complete 2-3 projects each month. If you are not local, I mail you all of the project kits.
  • You commit to purchasing at least $25 (6 people), $30 (5 people) or $37.50 (4 people), (before tax and shipping) each month to help the monthly hostess.
  • You will be the hostess for one of the six months and earn free products for yourself.
  • Private Facebook Page for each group if you are on Facebook
  • Small gift from me at the end of the six-month period.
  • Learn techniques, card folds and 3D items.
Interested? Please contact me to sign up! I need to know by January 1st so I can prepare everything needed for the group. Email me: debbiesdesigns2009@gmail.com







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December 5, 2017

Cute Little Nugget Chocolate Treat Holder!

Hi Everyone. I have lots of you asking about Dave and his knee replacement surgery so I thought I would update you before I show you a project today. First off, I'm very tired and have brain fog. Dave and I are the type of couple that do everything together and I've been having to do it all. He's getting better every day and we are only a little over 2 weeks since his surgery. The physical therapy he goes through is very rigorous and painful. His knee right now is at 95° and he needs to be at 120° so he still has a lot of work ahead of him. Thanks so much for all of the emails and  messages. I read them all to him and we both appreciate it. I am behind a little in mailing packages out for my Black Friday week and will be working on those this week. Thank goodness I had lots of projects created ahead of time for blogging because I haven't been spending a lot of time in my stamp room. Thanks so much for your patience.

Please don't laugh at my next sentence. I made these treat holders for a group and my brain is so tired that I can't remember why I made these. Anyway, they were all handed out and I think they were well-received. Isn't it awful that I can't remember why I made these or who I gave them to. Maybe someone that received one will remind me!


I used the Hershey Nugget Chocolates which I covered with 1" strips of Merry Little Christmas Designer Paper. All you do is wrap the strips around the chocolate and overlap the ends with adhesive. I no longer have these and didn't write down the measurements but I remember that I used the 2"x 8" Cello Bags (Item #141703). I added a piece of designer paper long enough for two nuggets and 1-3/4" wide.



Once the nuggets and designer paper were inserted, I used ribbon at the top and tied the sentiment from the Labels To Love stamp set cut with the Everyday Label Punch:




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