Monday, November 30, 2009

Oval Scallop Punch Wreath

When I saw today's MOJO Monday Sketch, I knew I was going to do this wreath.  I had seen it on Julia's Punch Art Projects and was looking for an opportunity to be able to do a round wreath.  This just happened to be that sketch that made me move forward.  I was uncertain to how exactly it was done, but when I started putting it togehter, it just fell into place.  It is just so easy and so cute. 

I used the old olive card stock and punched out 15 of the scallop ovals.  I then brushed them over the Craft Whisper white ink pad.  You could probably sponge the white on also if you would like.  I then took my scissors and cut the top scallop on each side and then cut down 5 more at each scallop.  You can see a diagram on it here at Julia's site.  That may make it easier.  I also used the retired Riding Hood Red Card stock and ribbon.  Whisper White was used behind wreath.  Stamp sets used were Dasher and Teeny Tiny Wishes for the saying.  I misted it with Frost White Shimmer Paint mixed with Rubbing Alcohol.  Inside of the card was decorated with one stamp from the patterned Pines set, Hostess in mini catalog.
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

City of David

When I saw the sketch for stamping 411, I knew I wanted to use the Retired Stampin Up Set called City of David.  My problem was trying to decide on the colors for the card.  I finally as you can see decided on Whisper White, but to give it a little more color I used another retired set, Lace snowflakes and used the smallest snowflake to add the real red snowflake.  The DSP I used was the Christmas Cocoa Specialty paper.  I adhered a ribbon to the DSP and then adhered it to the card.  The small circle is the 1-3/4" circle punch and then using the circle scissor plus, I made the second circle with the real red card stock.  For the verse, I used whisper white, Soft Suede, and real red.  I punched the corners with the small ticket punch.  I also spritzed the finished product with the Shimmer Paint.  Below you can see what I did with the inside of the card.  Thanks for looking.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

More Boxes

This is another box I made for the candles.  I just love making these boxes and they are so easy and so cute.  I used the Specialty DSP Christmas Cocoa for this box and also used the Stamps Delightful Decorations, and hostess stamp set Holiday Best.  And of course if you used the delightful decorations, you have to have the Ornament punch to go along with the set.  It just makes it so easy.  The cardstock is soft suede and sahara sand.  I also used the real red classic ink and the soft suede polka dot ribbon.  The little snowman at the bottom is a sizziks die that I borrowed from a friend at our stamp camp last weekend.  I just cut out quite a few and brought home to use as needed.  That is one good thing about these stamp camps, we all bring things to use that someone else may not have.  Thanks so much for looking.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Poinsettia Card/Wild Colors

This card was a lot of fun and I actually did it for a challenge on CPCM Ministries.  I just love the look of what the 5 Petal flower punch does when you score it to make it look like a Poinsettia.  Of course to do the challenge these are the colors I had to use and thought, well why not.  There are pink Poinsettias out there.  So I went with it.  It turned out a little busy, but all in all, I thought it was cute.

I used the 5 petal punch for the flowers and the leaves.  Used 1/8" punch to get the centers for the flowers and used the 3/4" punch for the center saying and the 1" cirlce punch to adhere the saying to.  Cardstock is Tempting Turquoise, Pink Passion, Green Galore and Whisper White.  What a combination and no I did not come up with that.  That was part of the challenge at CPCM along with the sketch.  Thanks for looking and hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

5 Petal Punch Poinsettia Card

I saw a card simular to this one on Splitcoast Stampers and knew I was going to have to try it.  And as you can see, it turned out so pretty.  I was really happy with it.  I am unsure of who the person was but thanks for the inspiration.  I did try to find it, but could not.  Anyway, I punched out 6 flowers with the 5 petal punch, scored each petal down the middle and folded up.  I then attached them to the card with a glue dot.  I then cut out 2 more flowers with the punch in the old olive card stock.  Cut the petals off and adhered under the red to make the leaves.  I then used little pieces of cirled paper that were made when using the small hole punch and glued them to the center of the flower.  There you go, how easy is that.  I also spritzed the card with the shimmer white shimmer paint.  Love that shimmer paint.  The base of the card is very vanilla, then real red and another piece of very vanilla over that.  The Merry Christmas is from the set "Four the Holidays" in the Holiday mini catalog and is stamped in the Old Olive classic ink.  Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Holiday Lounge

This is a box I made for the candles I am making as gifts.  I really like this one, because it is made with the Stampin' Up! Holiday Lounge DSP.  I also used a diecut for the snowflake on top of the tree.  The actual box is made from the Sahara Sand Cardstock.  On the top, I stamped an ornament from the delightful decorations stamp set and punched it out with the Ornament punch.  Tied a White Ribbon around the box and it is done.  I did cut the big tree out on the front and then pop dotted it to the front of the box.  It is hard to tell from the angle I took the picture.  For directions to the box, please check out my post here.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Best Yet/Dasher

Don't you just love Dasher?  That is what this stamp is called and it is a single stamp from Stampin' Up!.  Again, I used the shimmer paint in a spray mister to mist the whole card and it does shimmer.  Actually Dasher got a double dose, because I stamped him in Taken with Teal classic ink and then using a sponge dauber, I covered the ink with the Champagne mist shimmer paint.  I wish you could truly see the effects as I see it.  This is for the Stamping 411 sketch challenge and I threw it together so quick.  I used the Holiday Lounge DSP and also for the saying, I used a retired stampset, Best Yet.  There are just some sets you can not part with and this is one of those.  Thanks for looking!

A Flower for All Seasons

Yesterday was Mojo Monday and I just fell in love with the sketch they had.  I decided to use an old, but wonderful stamp which is in the stamp set "A flower for all seasons".  I also love this DSP which is in the Stampin' Up! catalog called "Holiday Lounge".  Here I used the Ruby Red side of it along with the Sahara Sand and Whisper White Cardstock.  Inks were Ruby red and Basic Brown.  Markers used were Ruby Red, Always Artichoke and creamy caramel.  I also used the Merry Christmas from the Delightful Decoration set that is in the Holiday Mini. And as always, I spritzed it with the Frost White Shimmer Paint.  Love this stuff.  Thanks for looking and comments welcome!

Ornaments with the Ornament Punch

I was trying to get a good picture of the ornaments I had made with the ornament punch and my granddaughter walked in and I asked her to hold them.  Well as you can see she started acting silly so I just had to share the pictures of her holding the ornaments with you.  I also have a close up of one of the ornaments below, which gives you a better idea of what they look like.  I actually used an old in-color, Cranberry Crisp with the Champagne Mist shimmer paint to create them.  With one I used 5 of the stamped images punched out and with the other 4.  I think I like the one with the 5 better.  All you have to do is score them down the middle and then you adhere one half side to each other until all are adhered together.  Hopefully you know what I mean.  I should have taken a picture of making them, but really they are quite easy.  Before you adhere the last two halfs together, you insert the ribbon with whatever decorations you would like and then adhere them and the ribbon stays put.  Thanks for looking and let me know if you have questions.  I will try to answer!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Candle and box

This is a set I did as a challenge for Stampin' Up!. It did not make it to the final, so I am posting for everyone to see. This would make a perfect gift and so easy to make. The box I did, by measuring the candle and then cutting the paper and scoring to add a inch here and there. Directions are following along with a list of items you will need to complete the candle and box as you see it here.

List of Stamp Sets:
Upsy Daisy Stamp Set
Country Morning stamp Set, hostess set (saying only)

List of Stampin’ Up! Supplies:
2 sheets 12X12 Melon Mambo Cardstock
1 sheet Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper
Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink Pad
Melon Mambo Classic Ink Pad
Rich Razzleberry ½” Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon
Silver Elastic Cord (mini catalog)
Ornament Punch (mini catalog)
Snail Adhesive
Sticky Strip
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots
Heat Tool (embossing gun)

Other Supplies Needed:
6” tall white or cream candle (width approximately 3”)
Wax Paper (cooking wax paper)
White Tissue Paper

Directions for Candle:
For the candle, you will need the “Upsy Daisy” Stamp Set, Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink Pad, Melon Mambo Classic Ink Pad, White Tissue Paper, Wax Paper and a White or Cream Candle. Cut a piece of tissue paper the length that will wrap around the candle but not overlap and about 4” in height. You will ink the stamp with the Rich Razzlebery Classic Ink first and stamp close to edge of tissue paper. Clean stamp and then ink the stamp with the Melon Mambo Classic ink and stamp over the first image. (You do not have to stamp in the same place, looks better if you don’t. Just in close proximity of the first stamped image. See candle above.) Continue to the end of the tissue paper kind of overlapping the beginning of the next stamped image with the end of the last stamped image. When finished, ink the saying from the “The Country Morning” Hostess stamp set in Rich Razzleberry Classic ink and stamp in center of tissue paper underneath flowers.
Once complete with the stamping, trim down your tissue paper on top and bottom as close as possible. Take a piece of wax paper and cut it or tear it so that it is not any taller than the candle being used and long enough so that it wraps completely around the candle and then some. Take your stamped image and wrap it around the candle till it meets. Then place the wax paper on top of stamped tissue paper and wrap the wax paper around the candle. Pull wax paper tight around candle and pinch close with your fingers making sure the wax paper is tight against the candle. Heat up your embossing gun about 25 to 30 seconds then moving quickly wave it over the stamped image making sure you hold the wax paper tight. You will notice when the tissue paper image starts adhering or embedding into the candle. (Don’t hold in one spot or you can over melt the candle, just wave it) Once you have went as far as you can with the heat tool, slowly peel the wax paper off the candle and move to the next part of the image by doing the same as the above until you have imbedded the stamped image all the way around your candle. It is best to try and not use the same spot on the wax paper as you move around the candle, but you can use 1 piece of wax paper many times. Once you have adhered the image all around, your candle is complete.

Directions for Candle Gift Box:

Cut (2) pieces of Melon Mambo cardstock 9 ¾” width X 10” tall. With the 9 ¾” cardstock across top of cutter using the scorer, score at 3 ¼” and again at 6 ½”. Turn paper with 10” side of cardstock across top and score at 3 ¼”. This will be the bottom of the box. At this point you will need the sticky tape. Face each side of box together as if putting together. Place sticky tape on the top of each side that is going together as shown in picture below. Adhere together.

You can cut the bottom at the score mark on inside up to the 3 ¼” score mark on each sheet, or you can put together and then cut.

Do the same for the other side of the box, making sure that each side which goes on top of other side, both are toward the back of box, so front looks smooth. Now take the flaps at the bottom of box and turn in to form bottom of box. Place sticky tape on the last panel and fold up to adhere as shown in picture below. And again make sure the panel you put the sticky tape on will go to back of box to make front smooth.

The box will be 6 ¾ “ tall and 3 ¼” wide when complete.
Use the Ornament punch to punch out two ornaments for the front of the box from the same designer series paper. Place pop dot on back side of each ornament at the top. Cut (2) 1 ½” pieces of silver elastic cord and make upside down “U” shape with each piece and adhere to back of ornament by placing each end into the glue dot. Do this with each piece of ribbon.

Place two pop dots on the back of each ornament. Cut 1 piece of ½” polka-dot grosgrain ribbon 4” and another piece about 5”. Turnover and apply snail adhesive to the backside. Adhere to front of box as seen on box picture at beginning of box instructions. (Some of the ribbon will go over to the inside of the box at top). Then remove covering on pop dots and place ornament over bottom of ribbon.

Cut 6 X 6 piece of designer series paper.
Score at 1 5/16” on all four sides. (Line between 1 ¼ and 1 3/8)
On opposite sides, cut up to score marks on corners. See picture.

Put together with Tacky Tape on cut corners as seen below.

Fold up and adhere to inside of outside flaps. Your lid is now complete. Place candle in box, put lid on box and cut enough ribbon to go around box and tie bow on top as seen here.

Thanks for Looking and please leave a comment!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Stampin on Candles

Since I have gotten over my fear of stampin on candles, I have actually been doing a lot of it lately. This is one I did for a gift that I am giving. I still need to make a box for it, but at least I am on my way. If you would like a tutorial of how to stamp on candles, splitcoast stampers has a wonderful one. That is where I got my instructions from and so far so good. This one I used the Stampin' Up! hostess stamp set "Wings of Friendship". I used the markers bashful blue, pretty in pink and old olive to color onto the stamp. I then huffed on the stamp (held the stamp to my mouth and puffed air on it) and then stamped the tissue paper. I did the same thing for the saying. Then I cut it out and placed it on the stamp. The rest you can find in the tutorial here.

Thanks for looking and please leave a comment.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Christmas Origami Box

I made this box a from directions that "Martha Stewart", Stampin' Up! demonstrator from Fl. had submitted as a gift idea for Stampin' Up!. I thought it was a great idea for the color challenge at Color throwdown. I really should have taken a picture of it open, because it opens both ways, with a box in the middle, and the box of goodies or whatever you put in it is in the middle part. I put it together with 2 brads and the silver stretch ribbon that is in the holiday mini catalog. I really liked the box and it was so very easy to do. Picture below actually gives you a better shot of what the top looks like. I used the Merry Moments DSP and sponged the snow flake with the Champagne Mist Shimmer paint to give it some sparkle. The Snowflake is from the sizzlits 4-Pack Dies, Snowflakes. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Dasher in navy

I do so love stampin as you can see and this one stamp, "Dasher", is starting to be a favorite. It doesn't matter what color you ink him in, he is really pretty. With this particular card, I also used the Stampin' Up! Textured Impressions Folder "Petals-A-Plenty. It really adds to the background and to the card. It is all about what makes the card and those two together certainly make a card. I also am not one to deviate much from the Christmas colors when doing Christmas projects, but this year I have become more comfortable with other colors. You finally just have to force your self to do it. I also added a little shimmer paint to this, but it is hard to see in a photo. You can not pick it up as well as you can when it is sitting in front of you.

The colors I used here are Whisper White, Night of Navy, Real Red. The ribbon is 1/4" grosgrain white.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Holy Family, Joy to The World

It of course was MOJO Monday yesterday and this is my take on the sketch. Every time I see a sketch that has a frame that will fit the "Holy Family" stamp set by Stampin' Up!, I have to try it and see how it comes out. I thought it turned out very well. I am pleased with how the colors came out. I was going to put a bow over the Joy to the World, but it was just too much, so I left it as is. Please let me know what you think.

Stampin' Up! products Used:

Stamp sets: Holy Family, Holiday Phrases (retired 1997)

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Real red

DSP: Merry Moments

Classic Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close to Coco, Old Olive, Real Red, Summer Sun, Rich Razzleberry and I used a blender pen to color in the picture.

3/8" round punch, scallop round punch

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Christmas Box

I made this box on Friday night, but just now got the time to post it. I got it from a tutorial created by Maria Bell. You can find the tutorial here. It is just perfect for the candles I am doing as Christmas Presents and so easy. I just added some DSP and stamping and voila, you have a beautiful box. You must try it out.

Stampin' Up! items used:

Stamp Set: Dasher and for top Delightful Decorations.
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, real red, old olive
DSP is from the Simply Scrappin Kit Christmas Jingle.
Platinum Shimmer Paint for snow flake and Champagne mist mixed with Soft Suede classic ink for Dasher and the Ornament on top. Brad from vanilla hodgepodge hardware.
3/4" grosgrain polka dot ribbon in real red.

Thanks for looking!

Stamping 411 sketch

I saw this sketch on Stamping 411 and knew I was going to use this 3-D ornament again. It makes it so simple to use the Delightful Decorations Stamp set by Stampin' Up! and then cut it out with the SU Ornament Punch. Just to easy and simple. I did add a little shimmer to it by using the Shimmer paint, silver ribbon and 2 round pearls that I just had laying around.

Stamping 411 makes it easy also, because they give you the dimensions for the card and for the layers of paper used. Check them out.

Stampin' Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Four the Season, Delightful Decorations
Cardstock: very vanilla, real red, old olive
DSP came from Christmas Jingle simply scrappin kit
Classic Ink: real red
Champagne mist shimmer paint
Silver ribbon

Pearls were not stampin up. Thanks for looking!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Taken with Teal Christmas

These were two quick and easy Christmas Cards that really went together in a matter of minutes. I was trying to cover a challenge at CPCM, but still am not sure I hit it right. I think I will still submit the cards for the challenge. Their card was square and as you see, my card is a typical A2 card. They are just much easier to deal with when you mail, even though I love the square cards. I usually wind up making a square card 4-1/4" square and mail in a regular envelope. That way it does not incur extra charge.

The first card here was using the "Holiday Lounge" DSP by Stampin' Up!. I just cut out the trees and attached to the Taken with Teal card stock, spritzed with the champagne shimmer paint (you can almost see the shimmer) and attached to another sheet of the DSP. Then attached the ribbon, stamped "be merry" (stamp set: Warm Words) on whisper white card stock and punched out with the Modern Label punch, adhered it to the ribbon and then that all to the base card which is Whisper white Card Stock.

The second card here, I still used the Holiday Lounge DSP, but I also stamped the Patterned Pines trees onto Whisper White Card stock with taken with teal classic ink and then sponged the champagne shimmer paint right onto the stamp over the ink with a sponge dauber, then stamped the image onto the card stock. I then took the Platinum shimmer paint and stamped the star from the Patterned Pines stamp set on top of each tree. I then cut a piece of Sahara sand card stock and using the scallop edge punch, punched one side of the paper. I stamped the Merry Christmas onto the paper using the taken with teal classic ink covered with the Champagne Mist shimmer paint. I used the white gel pen to add the dots to the scallop edge. Adhered the White to the Sahara sand and then adhered that piece to the DSP. Then adhered all to the card base which is also Sahara sand. Can't get much easier than that. Thanks so much for looking and please let me know if you have questions.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Christmas Treats

Aren't these just too cute? I found some jelly beans in Christmas colors and had to buy them and try this out. It turned out so cute. I like the one on the left better. Just personal preference, but to me looked more elegant. I used real red cardstock, whisper white cardstock and the DSP in the holiday mini called "Christmas Cocoa Specialty". The white on the DSP is actually raised. It is really beautiful paper. Of course used the sweet treats cups and the 3/4" satin white ribbon. Silver brads, platinum shimmer paint for the decoration top and Modern Label Punch. Stamps sets used were "Teeny Tiny Wishes and Sweet Center". Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wall Decor

I always have wanted to hang Christmas Art around the house at Christmas, but did not want to pay the price to only keep up for 3 - 4 weeks. So this year, I decided to do my own Christmas Art. Earlier this week I posted a JOY Banner I had made this weekend and today I am posting a Christmas Collage that I put together on Sunday. I used the Simply Scrappin "Christmas Jingle" and one 6" X 4" piece of DSP from the "Merry Moments". I purchased the frame from Wal-Marts for $3. So you can see how inexpensive it truly is. The letters were from Sizzix die. All the rest was from the Simply Scrappin Kit. Thanks for looking and now that you are stampin, do your own Christmas Art!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

MOJO Monday Sketch

This is for the MOJO Monday Sketch. I liked the sketch and thought this paper would really look good. I was uncertain of the stamp until I stamped Dasher in the white and punched him out with 1-3/8" round punch. I then spritzed Dasher with the Champagne Mist Shimmer paint. You can kind of see the shimmer in this photo. Thanks for looking.
Stampin' Up! products used:
Stamp Set: Dasher
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Taken with Teal
DSP: Holiday Lounge
Classic Ink: Taken with Teal
Craft Ink: White
Shimmer paint and 1/4" grosgrain white ribbon


My granddaughter will be 5 this coming weekend and loves Tinkerbell. So I had to buy the cuddlebug embossing folder and do her a Tinkerbell card. I just love the way it turned out. She will be five and loves all the glitter, so I tried to add as much as possible. For all the glitter I used the dazzling diamonds and adhered it with the 2 way glue pen. I also used the 5 petal punch for the large flower and a retired punch for the small flower. I put a half pearl in the middle which comes from the Pretties kit. Cardstock is Orchid Opulence, Whisper White, and Certainly Celery. I also used the Orchid Opulence marker, the barely banana marker, the blush blossom and the summer sun markers. Thanks so much for looking.
All products used were Stampin' Up! except for the embossing folder.

Monday, November 9, 2009


I had been wanting to do one of these for my wall since last Christmas and finally was able to get to it this weekend. There are a couple of other decor items I want to do for Christmas, but this was my first one. I had seen others out there on splitcoast and really thought they were great for small spaces. So here is mine.
It was a lot of fun to do and I thought it turned out really well. I started out with the whisper white cardstock and used the " On Board Letters." I used the two way glue pen and covered each letter. I then used the fine galaxy stampin glitter-the gold one- and sprinkled over the letters to adhere the glitter. I then stamped different objects on each of the whisper white pieces of cardstock which were cut in 3-1/2" squares. I used a different stamp for each one. The one with the "J" is from the Patterned Pines hostess stamp set, the "O" I used the swirls from wings of friendship hostess stamp set, and used the Lace snowflakes (retired) for the "Y". I then cut a 4" garden green, real red and old olive piece of cardstock and adhered the white to it. The background piece of cardstock I cut 6" and adhered it to the hard piece of paper that comes with the DSP Paper to give it a heavier feel. The 6" pieces are real read and brushed gold. I then adhered the JOY to each piece. I punched holes in the top and bottom of each piece with the Horizontal Slot Punch and ran the 3/4" polka dot real red ribbon through each of the slots. Made a Bow for the top and viola, it is finished. Fun and easy to do. You could use any stampset you have.
All items used were Stampin' Up! products. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, November 8, 2009


Well, as you can see, I received a new toy. It is like a new toy. You can't hardly wait to get it out of the box and play with it. There were a few things I had seen done with the shimmer paints and also with the embossing plates, so I wanted to try out both and with Dasher. So these were the cards I actually worked on Friday night along with one other project I am in the midst of. Hopefully I will have it posted in a day or so. My embossing folder still came out a little on the inside of the oval that I had cut out, but not enough to mess up stamping the image in there. With one, I sponged the color on the inside of the embossing folder and with the other I used the ink pad to go over the embossing on the card. I then of coursed spritzed them with the champagne mist shimmer paint. I used Not Quite Navy cardstock and ink on one and the brushed gold cardstock on the other and the soft suede ink.

For this card I had watched a video on how to sponge the ink into the cutout of the top note die and then to stamp the image with the platinum shimmer paint. They had used another stamp set, but I liked the effects. So I thought I would try the stamp set patterned pines with Dasher. I love the effect, but not sure about the patterned pines with him. May have to break down and get the other stamp set. All in all a good night of having fun. Again, I used the Not Quite Navy Ink for the sponging and the sentiment. The sentiment comes from the stamp set Four the Holidays.
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 7, 2009


This weeks Bible verse challenge at CPC was "Rejoice". So I always have like this verse and there is a song that says the same thing and actually since I decided to use this verse for the challenge, guess what? Yes, I have sung the song all day. I love this DSP from Stampin' Up! called Cottage Wall. Has some really pretty colors in it and I used the Orchid Opulence and the Old Olive. The ribbon is actually from the Mistletoe bundle that is in the holiday mini catalog. I also used the flower burst embosslit from stampin up and took the craft white ink pad and ran over the top of the flower. I love doing that when you emboss something with either a folder or the embosslits. It just seems to give it more dimension. The bible verse, I actually printed on the computer. Sometimes that is all you can do and since that is what I wanted to use, it just made it easy.
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

My Presence will go with thee!

I created this card for the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge this week. I also cased this from Julia Bettencourt who uses her punches to make all kind of beautiful flowers and that is where I got the idea to use the scallop oval punch to create this beautiful flower. I also made the button on the top by using the 3/4" circle punch and punching out five circles. Then I adhered them together, sanded the edges and covered it with the Crystal Effects. It was the first and actually turned out very well. I have done a few more in different colors and really like the idea. I used some retired DSP from Stampin' Up! and also Whisper White and Regal Rose Card Stock, 1/4" white grosgrain ribbon and old olive classic ink. I used glue dots to adhere the petals together and to the card. The stamp set was Words of Wisdom and retired in 2007. Hope you enjoy and thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

3-D Ornament Card

I made this card yesterday afternoon and I just love it. I had seen this ornament on splitcoast and decided to try it on the card. It worked out great and turned out so pretty I thought. I actually used a sketch from CPC Ministries to make this card. It just seemed to fit and now I am glad I used that sketch.
Stampin' Up! Products used:
Stamp Set: Delightful Decorations and a retired stamp set Best Yet
Card Stock: Whisper White, Ruby Red
DSP: Holiday Lounge
Silver ribbon and retired Ridinghood Red Ribbon
Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Joy To the World

I saw this sketch on Mercy's Tuesday Sketch and knew I wanted to use this stamp set on it. Also High Hopes was to use snow flakes. So when I got to this retired Stampin' Up! DSP, I thought why not a pastel Christmas Card. I have never really done a pastel Christmas Card and I thought what a perfect time and what perfect paper for the card. And of course since it had the snow flakes I was in there with the High Hopes Challenge. There are times when everything comes together and today was a good day for that. I had to stay home with my husband who had a procedure and of course he slept most of the day and I worked on my cards.
Stampin' Up! products used:
Stamp Set: Holy Family, Bright Holiday Sayings (retired)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
DSP: Retired (uncertain of the name)
Marker: Brocade Blue
Classic Ink: Bashful Blue for sponging
Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens
Platinum Shimmer Paint


I just love this stamp set as I am sure all of you know by now. Don't I say that about all my stamps! lol It really does get to be your favorite stamp when you use them quite a bit and tis the season to do that. I actually received my Platinum shimmer paint yesterday and had to try it out last night. So the ornament is stamped just with the shimmer paint. I do believe I am going to like this one just as much as the Champagne mist. This is a little bolder and more like ink. I did this card for the MOJO Monday sketch. I thought it turned out very nice. I just love this DSP paper that is in the Stampin' Up! mini catalog. It is so elegant looking. Thanks for looking.
Stampin' Up! products used:
Stamp Set: Delightful Decorations
Card Stock: Real Red, Whisper White, Soft Suede
DSP Paper: Christmas Cocoa
Platinum Shimmer paint
Silver Brads
Stars #2 original die

Monday, November 2, 2009

Christmas using a non-Christmas Stamp

This stamp set is actually not a Christmas stamp set, except of course the little Poinsettia which I just added from the Patterned Pines stamp set. But I actually thought it turned out really well. I did spritz it with the Champagne Mist Shimmer paint mixed with rubbing alcohol. The only problem was I dropped the stamp on it when I was stamping the Poinsettia. But, I thought I have put too much into it to start over, so I decided to use my daughter saying again, "It adds character and it is suppose to be hand stamped." I just love that analogy and use it every time I mess up a little. lol This sketch is from Stampin 411 Saturday Sketch. They actually will give you the dimensions of the paper. It helps a lot.
Stampin Up Products Used:
Stamp Set: Wings of Friendship - Hostess Set, Patterned Pines, Four the Holidays

Sunday Scrapsketch #171, 173 & 175

I really went to work when I got home from church on Sunday. I want to finish Christmas 2008 before Christmas 2009 get here. Again, I used retired Stampin' Up! paper and scrapsketch #175 for this page. It was Christmas Eve and they were all waiting to open presents. They had so much fun and I enjoy Christmas with my grandchildren and of course children. I am almost done, have one more page to do after these 3 for Christmas 2008. See two others on down.

Here is another one I did on Sunday and again I used all retired Stampin' Up! paper. It is a good time to use it and it is so pretty. Also used some items from the Scrappin Kit from last year. This is for sketch # 173 at Scrapsketch.

I worked most of Sunday trying to get through with Christmas 2008 and still have at least one more page to do to go with this page, but all in all had a good afternoon. I used a lot of the stampin' up! retired papers and scrapin kits and it all came together really quick. This is for sketch 171 on scrapsketch. I love using those sketches when at all possible.