Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Friendship Preserves Fall pocket holder/card!!

Wanted to share a cute way to present a candy bar/treat!! I used the Friendship Preserves stamp set, Mixed Medley hostess stamp set,  Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper, Early Espresso cardstock for the base, Adorning Accents Edgelits,  and Early Espresso Scalloped Tulle Ribbon.
Start with an 81/2"x11"piece of Early Espresso cardstock. Cut to 5 1/4" wide by 9 1/2" long. Score at 5 3/4" mark.
Using the Big Shot & the Adorning Accents Edgelits die at one of the 5 1/4" sides and cut. Do the same with a piece of DSP (cut at 5 1/4"x3 3/4").

  Place red backed Sticky Strip on both sides of the "pocket" you created as shown below.
 Cut an additional piece of DSP for the back/inside of your pocket (cut @ 5 1/4"x 3 1/2"). (If you are going to use ribbon or tulle be sure to tie on/around before you continue to the next step!!)Adhere your DSP to the front and inside/back portions of your pocket and then fold bottom half (red sticky tape) up and adhere down. This is what your pocket should look like!!

Now just decorate with your stamped image/s and embellishments!! Slip a candy bar inside as I did in the completed picture!! For the sentiment I used the Window Frames Collection Famelits Dies, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack. The little tag hanging on the candy bar was made with the 3/4" Circle Punch and 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Sweet Halloween Treat bag!

 I made this treat bag using the Jack of All Trades stamp set (item#122622) and Mixed Medley hostess stamp set (item#128057). Such a quick and easy project for classroom treats!!
  Additional product used: Window Frame Collection Framelits, 3/4" Circle punch, 1 1/4" Scallop circle Punch, Designer Rosette Bigz XL die (Big Shot), Basic Gray CS, Crumb Cake CS, Tangerine Tango CS, Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP, 5/8" Basic Gray Satin Ribbon, Googlies (eyes), and Early Espresso Baker's Twine.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Autumn Acorn Fun!!;)

 This little treat/card box, matching card, and treat bag using the NEW Autumn Accents Bigz die (item# 127812) and Wonderfall stamp set (item#128087). The pumpkin was inspired by a designer from Ustamp with Dawn & Friends. I used the 2 1/2" Circle punch (item#120906) to make/form the little pumpkin on the front of the holder using the Orchard Harvest DSP (item#126895). I embellished the pumpkin with our NEW In Color Dahlias (item#127556) and Baker's Twine in Early Espresso (item#123124). So FUN to make!! The treat bag is filled with some YUMMY Maple Malted Milk Balls and Chocolate covered Toasted Corn Nuts!!
 **If you would like any additional info just leave a comment!!;) Have a GREAT day!!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

PERFECTLY PRESERVED scrapbook layout!

Everyone has been preserving and canning all the yummy fruits they recently harvested. Thought it was a PERFECT time to put together a 12x12 (2 page) scrapbook layout to "preserve" the memory!!

I used the NEW Perfectly Preserved Bundle (when purchased as a bundle you save 15%!!). This bundle includes the Perfectly Preserved stamps and the Cannery Set Framelits Dies to make cutting out all the cute stamped images easy peasy!! I also used the Friendship Preserves Bundle that includes the Friendship Preserves stamps and Window Frames Collection/Framelits Dies. The "blue ribbon" was from the Blue Ribbon stamp set.

Item#: 129944(C) or 129943(W)

ITEM#:  129948(C) or 129947(W)


Monday, August 27, 2012

Quick & Simple Monday!! Stippled Blossoms cardholder & cards gift set

I made this quick and simple set using the Stippled Blossoms stamp set (clear mount #126747 $18.95/wood mount #126745 $26.95) and the Note Cards & Envelopes (#107311 $5.95). If you like the look of a watercolored image this is the set for you!! I LOVE using this set!! It always makes me feel like a STAMPING ARTIST!! LOL!! I honestly don't think anyone can mess up without deliberately trying to!!

 Stippled Blossoms stamp set
clear mount: 126747 $18.95
wood mount: 126745 $26.95

Trust God stamp set
clear mount: 126700 $14.95
wood mount: 126700 $19.95

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Monday, June 4, 2012

Sweet Baby Layout!!

Thank goodness GRADUATION is OVER!! What a lot of work!! Now I will have more time to work on my crafts!!!

Made this baby layout & matching cards with my up line/friend. She gave hers to her Niece for a baby shower. I love it but I don't have anyone to give it to right now!! It will be nice to have on hand if/when I may need it!! We used the new Baby Prints stamp set, Occasions Alphabet (sentiment), Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Lower (retired), and various punches/sizzix dies.

You can insert the layout in a nice frame and you have a beautiful matching card!! This was pretty simple to make and I love it!!

Hope all is well & will post again soon!!


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Sneak Peak #3-New Hostess Set!!

 Just wanted to give you another sneak peak!! This time I used one of our stamp sets that will be a HOSTESS set in the new catalog!! I love this set!! I also used our NEWEST Designer Series Paper & ribbon!! I decided to make little 2x2 cards and a box/holder for them. I used the Big Shot die Bitty Box & Envelope (item#115967) & altered the box a bit!!

This is the Big Shot Die Bitty Box & Envelope before I altered it.

Trim off the end at the score mark.
This is what you will have trimmed off.

Trim off the other end.

This is what you will have trimmed off and what will remain.

Use the 1 3/4" circle punch & punch about 1/4" in on both sides.

Add Sticky Strip to both flaps.

Fold & adhere.

End result!! Embellish however you would like! Now you can slip your little 2x2 cards into the top of the box!!

Well that is it for now!! I hope you enjoyed my little project!!:)

BIG {{HUGS}} & Happy Stamping!!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Happy Tuesday!! Just thought I would share a project I made using our newest DSP, stamps, ribbon, and buttons!! These little holders are so much FUN!! I have had a lot of interest in them so I have decided to incorporate them into my May class!! You can use these to hold cookies, cards, chocolate, and other fun little goodies!! I decided to make a small card to slip into one side, tea on the other, and chocolate in the center!!

Stampin' Up! has allowed us demonstrators to preview the new catalog online & I know you are all going to be SUPER EXCITED with all the new stamps!! The sentiment and bird on this project is from one of those stamp sets in the new book!! Love them!!:) The bird just cracks me up with that cute little birthday hat!! So FUN!!

Well have a great day & hope to see you at the MAY CLASS (click on the CLASSES banner for details!!)!!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!!

Welcome to my NEW blog!! I am so excited to have a "custom" blog!! Thank you to Erica T. from The Cutest Blog on the Block for all her hard work and patience!!:) I think she did a FANTASTIC job!! If you are interested in having your blog "made over" definitely check them out!

 I thought National Scrap-booking day would be a great day for my first entry!! I hope to have my You-Tube channel up and running soon!! I will be posting video tutorials & tips for all my customers/followers! I am sure my video "technique" will improve over time so bare with me!!:) And if you have any pointers/ideas to improve my "skills" do be sure to share them with me!!  I hope that I can increase the amount of posts as I get more comfortable!! If there is anything you would like to see/know on here please feel free to let me know. You can click on my contact me button or just leave a comment!! 

Okay!! On to "business"!! I just received my "sneak peak" stamps & accessories on Friday!! I am SUPER EXCITED for what Stampin' Up! has in store for us ALL!! The new catalog will be shipping soon!! I know a lot of you would like a new catalog & I will definitely get one to you as soon as I get them myself!! This year I will be giving anyone who places at least a $35 (in merchandise) order a FREE CATALOG!! Stampin' Up! has also made it possible for me to have the catalogs shipped directly to my customers!! So if you place your order on my online SU store, please email me & let me know as I will have to generate the shipping of your catalog myself.

Okay don't want to ramble on and on about "news"!! So I will share a SNEAK PEAK at a card I made using our newest products!! READY???!!!!

I am IN LOVE with these stamp sets!! I am also LOVING our new stamp pads!! They ink up the image so well!! I am so used to using our old ink pads (tend to press down a bit hard to pick up the ink) that I had gotten too much ink on my stamp! They were easy to get used to though!! I used our new buttons which are a natural wood and our new Sizzix Framelits-Bitty Banners for the two little banners. Oh how easy SU has made it for us!! Stay tuned in the days ahead as I "sneak peak" additional projects made with our newest products!!:)

I linked this entry to the Pink Cricut Tuesday Link up!!