Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas table settings...

I saw this really cute idea from a friend, (thanks Connie). I decided that these little trains would make really cute table settings and place cards at the same time. So I've added the star on top using the star punch and real red ink. I'm really excited at how cute they turned out. As always I'd love to hear your thoughts! I love comments. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Christmas ornaments

A few days ago I put pictures up of the ornaments that I made. Well, just an update, if you put in the re-inkers and no glitter, it will never, ever dry. I've let them sit for several days and when I went to get the ornaments it was a mess with all the ink. So, I guess you must add the glitter, unless someone else know's something I don't know. Which of course is likely. For me however, just ink made a mess. Let me know if there's something else you can do without adding the glitter. Thanks!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Birthday card

I know I've seen this idea with the punches in several places, so I don't know who to give credit to. With that being said, I made this super cute dress. I used the square punch, the word window punch, and the oval punch. I used retired green galore, and current melon mambo. The flip flops I thought went perfectly with this dress. I actually bought that punch on clearance at Michael's. Other than the flip flop punch, everything is SU. The brads and flowers came from the pretties kit. I wanted to do something a bit more summer looking. My friends birthday falls one day after Christmas and I didn't want to stick with the Christmas look. This card looks feminine and warm to me. What do you think? As always comments are very appreciated! Thanks for looking!! p.s. PLEASE read my comment below. I found the blog my idea came from after I posted this. Check her out, she's got amazing ideas!

Friday, December 17, 2010

The finished product...

I think I've finished my gifts for our neighbors. Here it is.

Christmas Fudge...

I came across this super cute poem. I believe it came from Paper crafts Nov. Issue. (I think.) Anyhow, I have printed the poem off on card stock, stamped it with some snow flakes, added some bling, and attached it to some yummy orange sticks. I had thought of wrapping the chocolates, but I really think this way looks nice enough, if not nicer. Here's the poem; Dashing from the malls With groceries yet to buy, Lessons, work and housecleaning, Life's so crazy! Why? Bells on our telephone ring, The machine will take the call, We have not time for family or friends, It drives us up the wall. How are you? How's your life? We really want to know. Hope you're ready for Christmas, Now maybe it will snow. A day or two ago, We thought we'd make a treat, For all our special friends- A Christmas gift to eat. Our intentions were top notch, But our schedules would not budge, Hence, here's this years edition Of homemade Christmas Fudge! Pretty cute poem ha? I thought it would be great this year with our orange sticks. Let me know what you think. As always, all comments are appreciated. Thanks!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

What do you think?

My brother in law is a HUGE Denver Broncos fan. He decided that he wanted to decorate his tree with that theme. It wasnt until he started that he realized there are no orange ornaments to be found. We've looked at all the stores, the sports stores, and there are no orange ornaments or Bronco's ornaments. So I decided that for Christmas this year I would make him some. I've now made them and I'm just not sure that I like them. The first ones I made had glitter in them and my husband said they looked too girlie. So these one's I've posted are the one's I settled on. Now, I'm not sure if it's a stupid thing to give him. I mean is it a girly gift? I was super excited about the idea, but now, I'm wondering if I should just put them away and forget them. This is where you come in, would you let me know what your honest thoughts are? Thanks!!

I've almost got it done...

This year for some reason I haven't had much of the Christmas spirit. So I feel like I've been a little slow getting my stuff done because of it. With that being said, here's my gift card holders. I found these measurements at Chic'n' If for some reason you can't find the directions there, the measurements are 6 5/8 X 4 1/4. Then you score @ 2 3/8, 4 7/8. Tie the ribbon around the top and walla! Simple. Thanks so much for looking, and as always, all comments are greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Look what I made...

If your interested in the re-inker colors I used, they are, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, Real Red, Bermuda Bay, and Cameo Coral. I am so excited about how these ornaments turned out. You can get much better directions than I'm gonna give if you look on you tube. Check out my stampin crush, Dawn Griffin. I LOVE everything she does!! So, here's how I made my ornaments. I bought a box of clear ornaments from Big Lots for $3.00. I added about 25 drops of my reinkers into the bulbs, (one bulb at a time.) I then rolled my ball around until the entire inside was coated with ink and then I added some glitter in each ball and shook. I bought some rub ons and added those to the outside of my ornaments. I LOVE how they turned out. I wish I could keep them, but I made them as gifts. I'd love to know what you think. Oh, and if I'd been smarter and planned ahead, I could of easily bought most of my supplies from SU. Next year, I think I need to start planning in August at least! I'm such a procrastinator. I'd really love to know what you think! Thanks friends!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Totally cased

I was looking for ideas for my card swap group. This months theme is to make one card using a die cut. I came across this one on split coast and knew I had to do it. I LOVED it! Her blog is I added the perfect pocka dots, to me it made it look a little more like a quilt, but full credit goes to Sarah. If it was her original idea or not, she is the one I cased it from. I LOVE all the resources the Internet has too offer.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas gift

I am so excited, I found this idea on you tube. I don't know who to give the credit to because there were several different videos. Anywho, I love how these tiles turned out. I plan on giving them to a couple of friends. I would love to give them out to all of my friends, but I don't have pictures of all of them. How do you think they turned out? Is it a good Christmas idea?

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

It's my birthday

Can you see the christmas lights? I LOVE IT!! This isn't a stampin up idea, or a card, or anything like it. It's not even my idea, but I thought it was so clever and amazing! I was so touched by it too. A really good friend of mine made it. Thanks again! I love it.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Two in one...

In my last order, I received the Bigz Scallop Envelope. I couldn't wait to come up with something to do with it. I had this idea in my head, but I'm not sure I captured what I was trying to do. I used the retired stamp set Christmas punch to make the tags, Delightful decorations and the ornament punch, and the Northern Hearts snowflake stamp set. The colors I used are Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, and Red real. I'd love to know what you think, I'm just not sure I like it. It's not what I had envisioned.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

I've got the pictures. YAAA!!

Alright, so I have found my camera and my sweet husband found the charger. So I'm back in bussiness baby! Here's the pictures to the wall hanging I made. I think it turned out great! I think I'll make one using Christmas colors since it is the holiday season. I haven't quiet finished the wall hanging. You add pictures on one side, and write what you love about them on teh side that says' "things I love..." I don't have a stamp that says, "about you," so I'll hand write that in the bottom. I'll for sure post my christmas one when it's entirely finished. Let me know if your interested and I'll post the tutorial.

Monday, November 29, 2010

What a surprise...

I wasn't expecting my Stampin up box today, but it's here!! WOOHOO. I just ordered "my digital studio". I'm so excited to see how it works. I now have in my hot little hands the extra stamp set that I ordered, (accidently). If anyone is interested I'd love to pass a deal onto you. If not, I might sell it on KSL or just exchange it. Do let me know asap if your interested.


I just put in another order to fulfill my Stampin addiction. It's free shipping right now, I couldn't resist. However, I didn't realize that I ordered the exact same stamp set twice! Twice on the same order. So, would anybody like to buy it? It's currently in the catalog for $16.95. It's the Oval all set. (p. 128). I am willing to sell it for $17.00 even. That means you don't pay tax, or S&H. That's a better deal than I got! You save, $8.00. So, let me know if your interested! I'm gonna put it on KSL soon, so let me know.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I think I finally got it...

I have been racking my brain, trying to get my idea of how I'd like my scrap book page down on paper. I think I finally got it. I had to draw it out and really plan it out. (For some obnoxious reason, that's just how my mind works.) I created some pockets that hold a journaling area and a picture area. I really like that idea. I used some regular sized envelopes, sealed them shut, then cut them into the size I wanted and walla, there's my pocket. I used the perfect polka dots folder to add some texture to the envelope. On the other page I used the top note die cut to create a pocket. I embossed that with the Petals a plenty folder. (I don't know what I would do without my big shot!) I used the ornament punch and Christmas paper to do the ornaments. Really simple. I used the fundamental phrases punch set for the words at the bottom. My color scheme is, real red, and Old olive. I also used the define your life stamp set. Ir says, "happy: cheerful; tickled pink; content. Simple pleasure; together. A feeling of giddiness or joy." I love that stamp set. It's got 28 different words and definitions. You can use it on everything! I used the word window punch, the scallop oval punch, and the season of Joy punch set. I think I really like how it turned out. Let me know what you think!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Using "My Digital Studio"

For this week only, Stampin Up is offering "My digital Studio" for 50% off. It's regularly $79.95. I have now ordered it and am really excited to play with it. Here are a couple of cards that a great friend of mine, (thanks Melanie!!) made using the digital studio. "This easy-to-use Mac and PC compatible software lets you use Stampin' Up!'s exclusive artwork and colors to create an assortment of printed and multimedia projects. Print your project at home or use our professional print service for high quality color coordination. Download fresh new artwork for your software with digital downloads we periodically update just for you!"

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Stamp Club info...

Stamp Club: Our first stamp club meeting will be on January 14 at 6:00. Anyone and everyone is invited to attend! Members of my club, there is no charge for you to attend. If you are a non-member the charge is, $15, or free with a $30 purchase. (Please R.S.V.P at least 3 days ahead of time! ) Non-members, please keep in mind that you will not be eligible for any of the great Hostess Benefits my club members enjoy unless you commit to join. It’s just one more reason to join my fabulous club, along with these other great reasons! Benefits my club members receive… * A FREE Idea Book and Catalog (a $10 value). * A FREE mini catalog * A FREE Stampin Up bag. (a $10 value. Only 2 left!) * FREE project each month. NO materials fee. * You get to use my materials, my punches, my ink, accessories, etc… You only have to bring your own catalog to each meeting. * Learn a new technique each month! * A free stamp pad of your choice for every friend you bring who joins. * Friendship! * A night of relaxation and fun! It’s always at my house, so you don’t have to stress over cleaning your house, and you get away from your kids for some much needed adult time, to do something you enjoy! How it works… * When it’s your turn to hostess, you will receive a minimum of $15 in free products and a minimum of one free stamp set! The more members we have the more free stuff you earn! You will know ahead of time when it’s your turn, so you can bring a friend or two, or collect outside orders to boost your sales!! I’ve only got 2 more spots for this stamp club! So sign up soon to reserve your spot!!

Christmas scrap book page.

I LOVE scrap booking, but I have a hard time putting my ideas down the way I see them in my head. This is a scrap book page I made for one of my card swap groups. I used the delightful decorations stamp set, the ornament punch, and the star punch. I embossed the starts using silver embossing powder and versa mark. The Christmas paper is from a pack I got for free at convention. I'm not sure I like the look of the page, but let me know what you think. Thanks!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Christmas is fast approaching. Only 37 days left until Christmas morning! This year I am trying to put together a bunch of Christmas cards to send out. I like the idea of a home made card. It's just so much more personal, and it takes so much more effort. Here's a few more cards that I have made.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Using the ornament punch

A few day's ago, I posted some Christmas cards using Stampin Ups new Ornament punch. I decided to post today a card I made for a friends b'day using the same punch just to show how diverse it is. You don't' just have to save it for Christmas. I LOVE things you can use in multiple ways!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

I think I've got it...

I have been playing around in my craft room for awhile now. I was trying to get it set up into a nice functioning area, it had to be organized and things easily accessible. I think I have finally got it done! Compared to the first pictures I took to now, I think it's a huge difference. The first pictures you can see on my first posts. What do ya think?