Friday, December 28, 2012

Clearance Rack Blitz Update!

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•Artichoke 3/8" Denim Jean Ribbon

•2010-2012 In Color Stampin' Write Markers

•2011-2013 In Color 12" x 12" Textured Cardstock

•Timeless Portrait Designer Series Paper

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•Well Worn Designer Series Paper

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•Flower Burst Embosslits Dies

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Friday, December 14, 2012

SU Stars December Blog Hop

Welcome to the last Blog Hop of the from SU Stars for 2012. This year has gone by rather quickly for me. This month's theme was Holiday/Winter. I decided to make something I haven't done in a long time a Easel Card. I love the ease and simplicity of this card.

If you came from , Denise Foor blog then have landed in the right place wasn't her card just wonderful. If you want to start at the beginning go to

Let's get started!! Here is my Easel Card.

Card Stock                     Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Ink                                  Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Stamp set                        More Merry Messages
Ribbon                            Satin Stitched (Gumball Green)
Designer Series Paper    Festival of Prints paper stack
Embossing Folder          Petals a Plenty
Markers                          Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Crumb Cake
Accessories                    Red Sticky Tape, Stampin Dimensionals, Big Shot Machine and Basic Pearls
I will give details on how made my card, but there is a wonderful video on yu-tube that explains it much better than I. I have posted that below. You also can go to Splitcoaster's and type in easel card and get information on different sizes as well. I chose to do a vertical card, changing up the sizes a little to get the effect I wanted.

  1. First cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 41/4" x 11, this will be the base or easel.
  2. Then I scored at 5 1/2, 8 1/4 and folded on the crease line with my bone folder.
  3. I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" for the card front.
  4. Next I cut the layers for the card front, 1st layer  4" x 5 1/4" in Gumball Green, 2nd 3 5/8" x 4 7/8"
  5. in Whisper White, 3rd layer 3 1/4" x 2 1/4" in Cherry Cobbler, 4th layer 2 1/2" x 3" in Whisper White.  
  6. Then I cut another piece designer series paper 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
  7. Now I cut 4 pieces of card stock for that a piece of Whisper White 2 3/4" x 4 1/4" and ran that thru the Big Shot as well using the Petals a Plenty embossing folder.
  8. Then I cut a piece of Gumball Green 1 3/4" x 4 1/4", a piece of Cherry Cobber 1 3/8" x 4" and last Whisper White 1 1/8" x 3 3/4" and stamped my message on that piece.

After you get all the piece's cut out and stamped, you now start assembling the card front. I ran piece of the Whisper White thru the Big Shot using my Petals a Plenty embossing folder. Stamped my imagine on another piece. Then glued them all together and added some Ribbon.

Then I glued the pieces onto the base or inside of the card. For some added support and a little Bling I added Pearls on each side of the bottom pieces. Then I put sticky tape on the small piece of my easel the 2 1/4 x 4 1/4. Remove red film and place the top part of my face card onto it. Now you should be able to open and stand up your easel using the Pearls and Message.

I hope you have enjoyed my card for you today and now it is time to hop on over to B.Jayne at her blog, I know you will love what she has done for you.

Thanks for stopping by. I love comments, so be sure to leave one. I hope you too find some time to create something fun for yourself...Enjoy!

Here is the video in case my instructions are not clear.


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Sunday, December 9, 2012

A Owlish Merry Christmas

For all my book worms! An Owlish Merry Christmas! Here one of the book marks I made for a craft day at our local YMCA. Some of the members got together and had face painting, ornament painting, other crafts, food and dancing.  My little owl was to complicated for the children, we decided on letting them stamp and make their own. Now that was fun. They are very creative.

Told you he was adorable!

Supplies needed:
Punches                      2 3/8" Scallop Circle, Owl Builder, 1 3/4 Circle, Hand punch and Word Window
Stamps                       Petite Pairs
Ink                              Early Espresso
Accessories               Baker's Twine (Early Espresso)

I cut, punch and assembled, easy peasy!

Thanks for stopping by, and leave me a comment to let me know what you think. I love reading each one.


Friday, December 7, 2012

Friday's TIp of the Day: It's Christmas Cookie TIme

I thought I would share with you some of my favorite Christmas Cookies that my family has loved over the next few days.
This recipe was given to me by my son's Grandmother Pat, a very nice Italian lady who liked to bake at Christmas. I have tried to bake these every year after she passed away to keep up the family tradion.

Today's is Pumpkin Cookies!

Bake: 350 degrees

Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 3-4 dozen
2 cups   sugar
2 sticks   unsalted butter
2 eggs   room temperature
2 tablespoons    milk (I use fat free)
2  15oz cans       100% pumpkin not pumpkin pie mix
4 cups    flour
1 cup    walnuts (chopped finely)
4 tablespoons   baking powder
2 tablespoons   baking soda
Pinch of Salt
2 teaspoons    cinnamon
½ teaspoon     nutmeg
½ teaspoon    ground cloves

2 teaspoons   vanilla

Directions for Cookies
  1. In  large bowl cream sugar and butter until smooth.
  2. In another bowl blend eggs, milk, and vanilla together then gradually add sugar mixture.
  3. Mix flour, soda, baking powder, spices and nuts together until blended then gradually add to cream mixture.
  4. Add in pumpkin to creamed mixture and blend until fluffy. Then drop onto ungreased cookie sheet. I use a teaspoon for small cookies and a large spoon for larger cookies. These will spread a little so leave about 2 inches between them.
 Ingredients for Frosting:
 1 teaspoon salt
 1 stick butter
 4 cups powdered sugar
 8-10 tablespoons milk
 1 teaspoon vanilla
 1 8oz package cream cheese (room temperature)

Directions for Frosting

  1. Mix all ingredients until creamy, frosting should be thick.
  2. Frost cookies after they have cooled all the way or the frosting will run.
  3. You can serve right away or layer in containers and freeze until you are ready to serve.
I hope if you try these wonderful cookies you will let me know and email me at This is my gift to you this Holiday Season.


Friday, November 30, 2012

Twelve Days of Christmas Day Twelve

Beautiful Season Gift Card Set

Part Two
Todays project is the second part to Wednesday's project. I separated it into two parts so that the posts would not be so long. This is my favorite part, the cards, tags!!

This was so out of my box this year, I don't usually take on large projects.  From the feedback so far I am glad I did.  So let's begin!!

Here is a photo of the set that goes inside the holder shown on Wednesday.

Exciting hugh!

Supplies needed for this project:

Card Stock              Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Designer Series paper Be a Good Cheer
Stamp Set                Beautiful Season, Petite Pairs, Choc full of Cheer
Stampin Ink             Always Artischoke, Early Espresso and Soft Seude
Markers                  Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Marina Mist
                                Pacific Point and Lucky Limeaide
Punches                   Decorative Label, Curly Label, corner punch
Framelits                 Label Collection
Ribbon                    Cherry Cobbler and Lucky Limeaide Baker's Twine
Paper Crimper, Aqua Painter,Dazzling Details, Red sticky tape, snail, envelopes

First we are going to start off with the cards, since they take the longiest.

What would cards be without the envelopes!

Directions: Christmas Cards
  1. First cut the base card 5 1/2" x 4 1/4", fold with Bone folder.
  2. Next cut the second layer 5 1/4" x 4"
  3. Next cut the designer series paper for the third layer 5" x 3 5/8"
  4. Next cut the top layer 4 1/8 x 2 3/4"
  5. Next cut the ribbon strip 1/2" x 4 1/2" and the run through paper crimper (now it should shrink to 1/2 x 4 1/4)
  6. Next I sponged the edges of the Whisper White with Always Artichoke.
  7. Then I stamped using the Bird stamp from Beautiful Season in the middle of the card stock.
  8. Next using Stampin UP Markers and Aqua painter I colored the bird, leaves, berries and stems. (I chose to switch colors of my birds one in Soft Suede and Early Espresso and the other in Pacific Point and Marina Mist).
  9. I stamped Merry Christmas using Petite Pairs stamp set and then punched it out using the Decorative Label punch.
  10. I colored the berries in Cherry Cobbler and then added Dazzling Details in Cherry Cobbler to make them sparkle.
  11. Next I assembled the pieces and adhered to my card front. Adding the crimped paper ribbon for texture. For the inside I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock about 5" x 4" and run it through the Big Shot. Then I stamped a Holiday message from the Beautiful Season stamp set in Early Espresso.
  12. I stamped the envelopes with the leaves using Always Artichoke.
Now onto Small Gift Card are nice for those special gifts!

The inside is beautiful as well

 Direction for Small Gift Card 
  1. Cut a piece of card stock(I used Cherry Cobbler) 5" x 3", fold with Bone folder ( card should be 21/2" x 3)
  2. Next I cut a piece of designer series paper 23/8" x 23/4"
  3. Next cut the top layer 2 1/8" x 25/8"
  4. Next stamp as much of the bird as you want, and color, add Dazzling Details for sparkle.
  5. I stamped To and From on the inside using the Choc full of Cheer stamp set. Added some leaves for balance. Punched the edges of opposite ends using Stampin UPs corner punch.  
Now for the tags!

     Directions for Tags:
  1. Cut a piece of Cherry Cobblr card stock 47/8" x 21/2" fold crease with Bone folder
  2. Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 2 1/4" x 2 1/4"
  3. I stamped as much of the bird as I could get in Early Espresso, glued the pieces together.
  4. For the inside I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 2' x 2" and then stamp To and From using Early Espresso and the Chock full of Cheer stamp set.
  5. Next I punched a hole using the hand held punch and ran Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine thru.
  6. For the next tag I stamped A Gift for you using the stamp from Beautiful Season and Always Artichoke marker, then punched it out using the Curly punch.

This finishes the Christmas Card and Tag Gift Set. I hope you have enjoyed my first attempt at my Twelve Days of Christmas. I had a lot of fun making each item sometimes it was hard for me not to post them anyway. I wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and Holidays. 

 If you would like more information about any of the projects just email me


Friday's Tip of The Day

Cleaning Clear Blocks and Clear Stamps

As we all know to get the optimal use out of our clear blocks and the stamps that go on them need to be clean. You never know what is on them from finger prints, dust, glitter and so on.

First take Stampin UPs Spray Mist
and spray on the New Cleaning Cloth in the new catalog.

Then clean your clear blocks, and let them dry.

I also clean the back of the stamps plastic so that they will adhere better to the blocks.

 Always remember to clean both because you never know if there is lotion residue, finger prints on them as well.

I hope this helps, I know when I saw this on Pinterest it helped me. My stamps didn't always want to stick to my blocks.

If you have any questions email me at


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Two Great Bundles of Holiday Cuteness

Looking for cute ways to package little treats and gifts for co-workers, teachers, neighbors, and
friends? At 20% savings, holiday packaging bundles are an affordable and adorable solution. Simply
add a treat or gift and assemble. Lighten your holiday load without emptying your wallet!
Here are Two great options!
The Petite Treats Bundle
10 Glassine Bags, 8 Holiday Stitched Felt Pieces
10 yards Gumball Green Ribbon
$13.50 ($16.85 value)
Order #132770


Trimmings & Tags Bundle

25 Gussetted Cellophane Bags (5"x 3"x 11 1/2")
25 Double Sided Snow Festival Printed Tags
10 yards Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Sweater Trim
$13.50 (16.85 value)
Order #132769

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Twelve Days of Christmas Day Eleven

Beautiful Season Gift Card Set
Part One
This is the last project for my Twelve Days of Christmas and it will take two days to cover all that I have to show you.  It has been exciting and fun creating these projects,  I just love Christmas and anything to do with it.
Today project is how to make the case cover, and getting my holder ready for my cards, gift tags.

Here is my case cover;

Supplies need for this project:

Card Stock                        Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper      Be A Good Cheer
Stamp Set                          Beautiful Season, Petite Pairs
Markers                             Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
                                          Soft Suede, Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Lucky Limeade
Stampin Ink                       Always Artichoke, Early Espresso and Soft  Suede
Punches                             Decorative Label and Curly Label
Tools and Accessories:
Aqua Painter, sticky tape, snail, Paper Crimper,  Dazzling Details in Cherry Cobbler and Clear Mount Stamp Case


  1. Cut the designer series paper 10 1/2" x 7". I used Be a good Cheer and put the Christmas on the outside. Slip this into the sleeve to make sure it fits. Remove to add layers and tag or leave as is.
  2. Next I cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock 6 5/8" x 4 11/16", then the top layer is Whisper White and cut to 5 7/16" x 4 1/4"
  3. Next I double stamped the birds from Beautiful Season to where the branches over lap but the birds do not, using Soft Suede.
  4. Next using the Stampin UP Markers I colored in the birds, leaves,berries and stems.
  5. I added Dazzling Details in Cherry Cobbler over the berries to give a little Bling to them!
  6. Next I stamped my message on Whisper White card stock and then punched it out with the Decorative Label Punch.
  7. Assembled and adhered them together. You can just put the card layer over the designer paper and it will stay, I used glue dots on each corner and glued to my designer paper, this gift is traveling back to my daughter in Indiana for Christmas, so I wanted to make sure it didn't move.

 This finished the holder for the cards and tags. On Friday I will show you the Christmas cards, gift cards and tags for part Two. Until then I hope you have enjoyed your stop today.

I know with Thanksgiving  and all that shopping coming up this week you may be busy. So I am going to leave this up, and if you want more detailed instructions let me know by emailing me at  and I will send them you.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Twelve Days of Christmas Day Ten

Frosty Friends Money Gift Holder

Today project is an easy peasy one!  A Holiday Money Holder and envelope, using the Frosty Friends Stamp. Another great example of Stampin UP Single Stamps.

Supplies Needed:
Card Stock                     Pacific Point, Whisper White
Stamp Set                       Frosty Friends, Snow Much Fun, More Merry Messages
Stampin Ink                    Pacific Point
Stampin Up Markers      Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade,
Framelits                        Apothecary Accents
Bling                              Dazzling Details and Dazzling Details Cherry Cobbler
Tools                             Big Shot, Red sticky tape, Bone Folder

  1. Cut a piece of card stock 6 3/4" x 7"
  2. Score at 3 1/4" and 6 1/2"
  3. Fold card stock in half,  and then fold again on 3 1/4" score to make the flap for the money or gift card.
  4. Cut small piece of double sided tape for both ends and glue.
  5. Stamp on a 3 x 5 1/2 piece Whisper White the Snowmen using Pacific Point Ink, on another piece same size stamp Merry Christmas for the inside.
  6. Next color the lights, scarves, hats and gloves.
  7. Stamp message underneath snowmen
  8. Take both pieces and run through the big shot using the Apothecary Framelits. Then attach to front of holder and to the inside.
  9. Stamp your envelope to match your card
Here is what the inside looks like.

Here is the set finished.

I hope you enjoyed your stop today and let me know what you think of today's Money Holder.

Don't forget to come back Wednesday, for the final project which takes two days. If you would like more information on today's or any project, email me at


Sunday, November 25, 2012

O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!

Does anyone remember that song?
Well I do and my card is a tribute to our beloved Christmas Tree. I last few days I have been designing a card using the Scentsational stamp set my sister and I have. So if you would like the lyrics to O Christmas Tree click here! I am also submitting my card into a new challenge website It is there November Embellishment Challenge.
Pearls! now anyone that knows me knows this is right up my alley!!  I love using Pearls on everything. Thanks goes out to Ann Schach, who posted this challenge on her blog for me to find.

 Now on to my card.

I started with the base card 51/2 x 4 1/4 inch, the next layer is 5 3/16 x 4, second layer is 3 3/4 by 5.
Then I embossed the 1st and second layers, punched out the scallop circle and then stamped the Christmas Tree and I ran them both thru the Big Shot using the framlits Dies (Holiday Collection) on the tree and the Lacy Brocade on the scallop circle. It doesn't get any easier than this. A little bit of Ribbon and a lot of Pearls!!! and a Rhinestone Topper! How's that for some Christmas Bling?

Card Stock                     Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green and Whisper White
Stampin Up Ink              Gumball Green and Garden Green
Ribbon                           Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon
Stamp Sets                     Chock Full of Cheer and Scentsatinal Season
Punch                             2 3/8 inch Circle Scallop Punch
Embossing Folders        Delicate Design and Lacy Brocade
Designer Paper              Be a Good Cheer (inside)
Bling                              Pearls and Rhinestones
Framlits                          Holiday Collection

I am off to do a painting class, on how to paint Winter Scences with mountains and water. When I finish I will post a picture of what I painted on here and my painting blog. 

I hope you have enjoyed your visit to my blog today.   As always your comments are important to me, and I do read each and every one.


Friday, November 23, 2012

Twelve Days of Christmas Day Nine

Season's Greeting Gift Tin of Tags

I don't know about you but after the Holidays I loose track of all the tags I made, bought and received. So I thought what a lovely gift idea, tags and a place to put them. Today's project is how to make one for yourself or give as a gift.

Here is mine:

Supplies needed for the Tin:
Card Stock                               Gumball Green and Very Vanilla
Stamp Set                                 Christmas Lodge
Stampin Ink                              Cherry Cobbler
Stampin Markers                     Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green and Soft Suede
Punch                                       Corner
Framelit                                   Label Collection
Bling                                        Dazzlings Detail
Tools                                        Big Shot, Skinny Tin and Double Sided Sticky Tape

Directions for Tin:
  1. First measure your tin and cut your base layer (mine was 5 1/2" x 4 7/8). I used Gumball Green.
  2. Next I stamped the lodge on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock in Cherry Cobbler.  Then I stamped the lodge again on a separate piece of paper and cut that one out. I then placed the second one on top of first so I could mask it. I want my tree as close to the lodge as I could get.
  3. Then I stamped the large tree using Gumball Green over the edge of the lodge to get close. Then I stamped another tree and another to stamp off and show more trees. Then I took off the masked piece.
  4. Next I stamped Seasons Greeting at the top. Then I ran my image thru the Big Shot using SU Label Collection Framelit. I glued the two pieces together and punched the corners using SU corner punch, then using sticky tape glued them to my tin. The tricky part with these tins is getting the corner to match.
  5. The last step is optional, but I like sparkle and so I added allot of Dazzling Details to the lodge, trees and ground. I love the snowy effect that the Dazzling Details give.
Now while this is drying we can get started on the tags. I made 8 different ones for my tin, depending on which ones you like you can put 8-10 tags in the tin and it closes nicely.

I cased four tags from Michele Reynolds from a blog post she did last summer. They are the Candy Cane Tag, Ginger Bread Man, Christmas tree and Coffee Cup. I also cased some of my sisters tags she made for a make-in-take at a craft fair we did a few weeks ago and a few of my own.

Supplies needed for the Candy Cane Tags
Card Stock    Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Stamp Sets    Scentsational Season and More Merry Messages
Designer Series Paper   Be a Good Cheer
Framelits       Holiday  Collection
Punch             Scallop Trim Border
Bigz Die        Two Tag
Markers          Cherry Cobbler
Ribbon           Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine

Supplies needed for Ginger Bread Man Tag
Card Stock     Cherry Cobbler
Stamp Sets      Scentsational Season and Petite Pairs
Ink                   Early Espresso
Designer Series Paper   Festival of Prints paper pack
Framelits         Labels Collection and Holiday Collection, Bitty
Ribbon             Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twin
Punch               Circle Handheld
Bling                Dazzling Details white and Cherry Cobbler

Supplies needed for Coffee Cup Tag
Card Stock         Early Espresso, Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler
Stampin Ink        Cherry  Cobbler, Early Espresso
Stamp Set           Scentsational Season, Petite Pairs
Framelits            Bitty Banners, Holiday Collection
Ribbon               Baker's Twine  Early Espresso
Designer Series Paper   Festival of Prints paper pack
Bigz Die            Two Tag
Bling                  Basic Rhinestones

Supplies needed for the Christmas Tree Tag
Card Stock            Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler
Stamp Set              Tags til Christmas
Stampin Ink           Early Espresso
Framelits               Holiday Collection and Label Collection
Designer S. Paper  Festival of Prints paper pack
Glimmer Paper       Silver
Ribbon                   Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine
Bling                      Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Diamonds and

Supplies needed for Santa Owl Tag
Card Stock       Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White and Basic Black
Stampin Ink      Cherry Cobbler
Punches            Owl Builder,Corner and Word Window
Stamp Set         Chock Full of Cheer
Ribbon             Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine
Bling                Dazzling Diamonds
Bigz Die           Two Tag

Supplies needed for Bird Tag
Card Stock              Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Designer S. Paper   Festival of Prints paper pack
Stampin Ink             Cherry Cobbler
Stamp Set                Petite Pairs, Chock full of Cheer(To and
                                From on inside)
Punch                      Bird Builder
Bigz Die                 Two Tag
Ribbon                    Bakers Twine
Pearl for the eyes

Supplies needed for Christmas Tags
Card Stock               Very Vanilla, Gumball Green
Stampin Markers      Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green
Stamp Sets               Traditional Touches, Mixed Melody and
                                 Chock full of Cheer (To and From on back)
Bigz Die                   Two Tag
Embossing Folder     Square Lattice
Punches                      1 3/4" Scallop Circle, 1 1/4" Scallop Circle
                                  3/4" Circle
Ribbon                       Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine
Designer S. Paper      Be a Good Cheer

Supplies Need for Lodge Tag
Card Stock      Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Whisper White
Stamp Set        Christmas Lodge and More Merry Messages
Stampin Ink      Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso

Blog Candy Alert!

If you case or make your own gift  box or tin let me know and  I will post your tags on my blog!!  In addition I will put your name in a drawing to win some Card Candy from me.

Here is all you need to do:
Leave me a comment with your blog link, email address. I will use Random Selector and post the winner.

I hope you enjoyed your stop today and let me know what you think about today project.

Don't forget to come back Monday, I am winding down there are only 2 projects left. If you would like more information on today's  or any project,  email me at

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Twelve Days of Christmas Day Eight

Christmas Check Book Cover
With the holiday's coming up, I thought I would make your shopping a little easier. I am going to show you how to make a beautiful Holiday Checkbook Cover.

Here is the one I am sharing with you today.

Supplies needed:

Card Stock                        Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White
Stampin Ink                       Soft Suede
Stamp Set                         Lovely as a Tree
Designer Series Paper     Be a Good Cheer 
Punch                               Corner
Bling                                Dazzling Details


  • First take your checkbook cover and empty it out or you can buy an clear one at your local craft store. Measure the length and width of your check book.
  • Cut your Designer Series Paper (I chose Be a Good Cheer Stripes) 6 1/4" x 6 3/4" now remember some check books may be smaller and you might have to adjust. Then I rounded the edges with my Su corner punch.
  • Then place the paper into the cover to make sure it fits. See below

  • Now my checkbook cover was pretty just like this, but I wanted to add some Christmas Bling to mine.
  • Next I cut a piece of Gumball Green 2 5/8" x 5 3/4, rounded the edges and put aside.
  • Then I cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler 2 1/4" x 5 1/2", rounded the edges and put aside.
  • Then top piece I stamped the background stamp with Soft Suede onto Whisper White card stock, then took some Dazzling Details and added some snow to my trees and ground after the trees dried, I cut the piece to 2" x 4 3/4", and rounded the edges.
  • Then I assembled all the pieces and  glued them together. Next I glued to the top of the designer series paper.
  • I slid the finished piece into my plastic sleeve and now I have a beautiful Holiday Checkbook Cover! 
 A Holiday checkbook cover is a simple craft that makes a good gift!

I hope you enjoyed your stop today and let me know what you think. I enjoy reading each comment.

Don't forget to come back Friday for another project. If you would like more information on today's project email me at

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

50% Off MDS 2 for One Week Only

During Stampin UP's  Online Extravaganza Sale you can get MDS 2 for 50% off  how cool is that!!

Why not let the kids have some fun!  Let them create their own letter to Santa with Stampin UP's new Waiting For Christmas downloads.

Waiting For Santa Ensemble - Digital Download 132615

Regular Price: $14.39

Preferred Price: $12.95

This download was added on 11/20/2012

Download includes:

* 2 1-page décor designer templates (8-1/2" x 11")
* 2 double-sided postcard designer templates: thank you and wish list (7" x 5")
* 2 double-sided designer tag templates (2-1/2" x 4-1/4"; 3-1/4 x 3-1/4)
* 25-piece SVG stamp brush set*
* 6 Designer Series Papers


* Digital-exclusive

* Everything the kids need to get ready for Santa—a wish list and thank you to Santa as well as décor pieces for his treats (use the belly band to wrap around a jar or cup for the reindeer treats and a table tent for Santa’s cookies)

* A great way for kids to adorn their gifts


Bordering Blue, Going Gray, Ruby Red, Sage Shadow, Taken with Teal, Very Vanilla, Whisper White

Now if this wasn't just Awesome enough by itself, Stampin UP wants to help out with all those Christmas Cards as well. You can make your very own Photo Christmas Cards with MDS. How Cool is that!!

Freehand Frames Overlays Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 132559

Regular Price: $4.39
Preferred Price: $3.95
This download was added on 11/20/2012

Download includes:
* 4-piece SVG stamp brush set*
* 1 punch
* Digital-exclusive
* A gorgeous group of hand-drawn overlays to frame your photos

and if you want more more downloads for your Christmas or Photo cards you can visit my Online Store right here.

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Happy Thanksgiving.


Monday, November 19, 2012

Stampin Up's Online Extravaganza Sale Begins Today!

Are you ready for some fantastic sales and discounts up to 50% off?  Stampin' Up!'s Online Extravaganza begins today!

Starting Today and running through November 28th, you will be able to choose from a variety of Stampin' Up! items, including paper, stamp sets, embellishments and some of our favorite dies, punches.  Click here to view the all the item's that is being offered.

You can shop at my Online Store, I am just a click away.

Be part of my team or host a qualifying party and get a free collection of Stamp Pads Free!

If you want more information email me at or visit my Stampin UP website at

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving

Twelve Days of Christmas Day Seven

Christmas Card Candy
Today's Project is how to make Christmas Card Candy, since the Holidays are not far off it's a great way to make fun tags or little pieces of Bling.  The card candy is another great gift for your Secret Santa, teachers for your children or stocking stuffers.  I loved making these little extra touches to put on cards or Christmas packages.  The ideas and amount you put in your bag is limitless.
Let's Get Started, here is my Card Candy.
Supplies needed for this project:
Card Stock                           Gumball Green, Pacific Point, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper
Stampin Ink                          Pacific Point, Cherry Cobbler and Versa Mark
Stampin Markers                  Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler
Stamp Sets                           Christmas Lodge, Mixed Medley and Tags til Christmas
Punches                                Scallop  Circle, 1 1/4 Scallop circle, 11/4" circle, 1" circle
                                             3/4" circle, Scallop square, 11/4" square, 1" square 
                                             and extra large tag
Embossing Powder              Cherry Cobbler
Bling                                    Dazzling Details, Dazzling Details Cherry Cobbler, gold glitter and Pearls
Wax paper, cellophane bag and stapler 

Snow Man Tag
I started by stamping on whisper white card stock using Pacific Point and then using the 13/4" punch, and then punch the scallop circle using Pacific Point card stock. Adhered them together and added Dazzling Details for some added Bling.

Santa Tag
Using my markers, I colored the Santa suit and belt in black and cherry cobbler. Then punched it out using the large and extra large punches. Glued them together, added some glue around the buckle and sprinkled on some Gold glitter. For some buttons I added small Pearls.

Square Scallop Tag
On a piece of whisper white card stock I stamped in Cherry Cobbler, Do Not Open Until Christmas and punched it out with the 3/4" punch. Then punched the next layer in Gumball Green, and punched the finally layer in Cherry Cobbler using the Scallop Punch. Glued them all together using snail and SU dimensionals to give that 3D look.

Merry Christmas Tag
I stamped Merry Christmas from the Mixed Medley stamp set in Cherry Cobbler on whisper white card stock, then punched it out using the 3/4" punch. I punched out the next layer in Gumball Green using the 1" circle punch. The final layer I punched out a scallop circle using the new 1/1/4" scallop punch from the Holiday Mini. For some added Bling I used Dazzling Details in Cherry Cobbler.

Then I cut a piece of wax paper 37/8 x 6" to adhere the tags to using glue dots. That way you can peel them off when you want to use them. Then I put the tag set in a 4" x 6" cellophane bag.

Next I made my Label Topper
  1. I cut a piece of Gumball Green 41/2"? x 4" and folded in half for the base. 
  2. Then for the next layer I cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock 4 1/4" x 11/2".
  3. Next I stamped on a piece of Whisper White card stock Merry Christmas using Versa Mark and then sprinkling the new Cherry Cobbler embossing powder on it. After tapping off excess powder I used my SU Heat Tool and set the Message.
  4. Next I cut the card stock to 4" x 11/4". Next I glued all 3 pieces together and attached to my bag with a staple.
I hope you enjoyed your stop today and let me know what you think. I enjoy reading each comment.

Don't forget to come back on Wednesday for another project. If you would like more information email me at


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Sizzix Boutique Embossing Machine

‘Tis the season of giving, and the Sizzix Texture Boutique Bundle is a perfect gift for anyone who wants  their own elegant embossed art. 

The Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine works with the Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to transform ordinary card stock, paper,metallic foil, or vellum into an embossed,textured masterpiece.

Looking for Stocking Stuffers!  Pick up some additional embossing folders!

You have two ways to choose!
Sizzix Textured Boutique Bundle
Item 132700 Includes

• Texture Boutique Embossing Machine,
1 pair of Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim
• Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing
Folder—Stampin’ Up!® exclusive
• Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing
Folder—Stampin’ Up!® exclusive


Item 132657

• If you prefer, you can also purchase the Texture Boutique Embossing
Machine alone (item 132657 for $29.95—includes 1 pair of Standard
Embossing Pads and 1 Mylar Shim)

Here is a video to show you how it works!

This is a limited time offer, so if you would like one email me at

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