Saturday, December 31, 2011

Love & Sympathy Card!

Happy New Year to all of my Cyber Friends!  You really do keep me motivated and I appreciate each one of you!

This card is for a friend of mine at work who lost her father recently and I thought when I return to work on Tuesday, I would give her the card.  I actually have not used this stamp set until today and it is absolutely the best stamp.  I love the sentiment on it and the verse which you will see shortly on the inside.  It was actually inspired by the Sketch Frenzy Friday Challenge.

Here is a side view of the card!

I used another one of the designer papers from the Attic Boutique group and you will see the other side of it on the inside.  Absolutely beautiful!

And, as promised, the inside!

How sweet is this paper!  Beautiful!

Here are the items used to make this card!

Stamp Set: Love & Sympathy
Card Stock: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Soft Suede
Designer Series Paper: Attic Boutique (new mini)
Classic Ink: Early Espresso (inside and sentiment)
Markers used for the stamped front image
Perfect Polka dots embossing folder
Boho Blossoms Punch

Thanks for looking and again wishing you a wonderful and prosperous New Year and may God bless you with His wonderful peace!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Stampin' Up! Sneak Peak # 4! Or is it 5!!!!

I have been wanting to use this new Sizzlits Die called Paper Doily, a new item in the Stampin' Up! occasions mini catalog previewing January 4th, ever since I  got it and today while looking through some of the challenges over at Our Daily Bread Designs Forum I saw the clean and simple challenge which was a sketch and that is all it took!  I knew I would finally be able to use it!  I had also been wanting to use this new ribbon which is also in the new mini and voila, here it is!  I just love it when a plan comes together.

Here is a side view of the card!

I actually was able to use quite a few items on this one card, like the stamp set you see here is one of the sale-a-bration sets that you will be able to get free with a $50 order starting January 24th.  There is always something to keep you shopping isn't there? LOL

And here is a close up of the paper doily die and also a closer look at the ribbon!

Hope you have enjoyed looking and now here are the items from Stampin' Up! that I used!

Stamp Set: Sprinkled Expressions (sale-a-bration)
Card Stock: Pink Pirouette, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper: Beau Chateau
Classic Ink: Soft Suede
Large Sizzlits Die Paper Doily (mini)
3/8" Pleated Satin Ribbon (mini)
2 3/8" Scallop round punch, 1 3/4" round punch
Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder
Jewels Basic Rhinestones

Thanks for stopping by and please come back!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Stampin' Up! Sneak Peak # 3!

Well here is another sneak peak of what will be coming out in our new occasions mini starting January 4th.  I sure am enjoying using these products and I know that you will also.  My inspiration came from this weeks challenge over at Our Daily Bread Designs Forum which was a sketch. I did not realize that I had actually smeared the black ink until after I was coloring and by then, I just let it go and still really like the card!  So if you can just don't concentrate on the smearing! LOL

Here is a side view of the card!

The inside of the card!

And a close up side view of the image popped up!

Hope you enjoyed the sneak peak for today and here is what I used from Stampin' Up!

Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Bordering on Romance (mini)
Card Stock: Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper: Everyday Enchantment (sale-a-bration)
Classic Ink: Basic Black
Markers and Pearls

Thanks for looking and please let me know what you think!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Another Sneak Peak - Thanks

Good Morning and another sneak peak for today!  I am loving using all of my new items finally and hope to use many more of them this week.  Do you know that cleaning gets in the way of my stamping!  What is a girl to do?

Anyway, this card was inspired by a sketch from Sketch Frenzy Friday!  It just seemed to work out great for this card and for using my new toys!

Here is another view of the card!

With this view you can see the embossing and the stamping better at the bottom of the card!

And of course we cannot forget to do the inside of the cards now can we?

How great is that?  I am loving the sale-a-bration items this year also.  They are so versatile and I can hardly wait to demo them.

Items used are Stampin' Up!
Stamp Sets: Bordering on Romance (mini), Apothecary Art (mini), Outlined Occasions (sale-a-bration)
Card Stock: Poppy Parade, Whisper White and textured Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Attic Boutique
Classic Ink: Poppy Parade, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight
Labels Collection Framelits Dies (mini)
Edgelits Dies Adorning Accents (mini)
Textured Impressions Embossing Folders Adorning Accents (mini)
Markers for coloring
1/4" grosgrain Daffodil Delight Ribbon

Thanks for looking today and hope you all have a wonderful day!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Stampin' Up! Sneak Peak

Merry Christmas and I finally got a chance to play with some more of my new stuff today!  I am so excited with this new Designer Paper, New punch, New Stamp Set, OK, so I could go on and on.  But actually I would like to thank Stamping 411 for their sketch which inspired this birthday card for my Mom.  Her birthday is Wednesday and I am going to see her on Friday!  So I was glad to get this card done.  Also this weeks SUO Challenge is to use those punches.

I actually used one stamp set and the designer paper from the Occasional Mini catalog which will be available on January 4th and one stamp set out of the sale-a-bration which will be available on January 24th.  And, I can say that I love them all.

Here is another view of the card!

A view of the inside!

And a close up of the new punched flower!

Hope you like this sneak peak and here are the items I used!

All Items are Stampin' Up!
Stamp Sets: Mixed Bunch (mini), Outlined Occasions Stamp Set (SAB)
Card Stock: Pool Party, Whisper White, Soft Suede
Designer Series Paper: Attic Boutique (mini)
Classic Ink: Pool Party, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight
Blossom Punch (mini), Large Oval Punch, Large Oval Scallop Punch, 1" circle punch
Marker for coloring inside
Daffodil Delight Satin Ribbon

Thanks for looking and have a fabulous week!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Scrapbook Page Hybrid

I am excited to have my first scrapbook page of the year done and now quite a few more to go.  But at lease I have stared.  This page was actually inspired by the scrapbook challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs Blog.  As soon as I saw the sketch, I loved it and knew I had to use it.  My only problem is I wish the photo I took would have turned out a little better, but it will do.  The colors did not come out good and I could not get a good image with no blur what so ever.  I took 43 photos.  So this is as good as it gets!

Most of the page was done digitally except the verses, rhinestones, and the photos of the girls.  I decided to put them on after since they were so dark and I am glad I did.  I just love the way the children are waiting for us to say, "time to open your presents now."  We had Christmas with our out of town family two weeks ago and that is when the photos were taken.

Here is a the page digitally before photos, verses and rhinestones were added and you can also see how the photo did not do the colors justice as it printed just like this looks!

Here are the items used to make this page!
Stamp Sets: ODBD Scripture Series 2, ODBD Christmas Verses, SU The Sounding Joy
SU Whisper White Textured Card Stock
SU Rhinestones
From My Digital Studio
Card Stock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo
Designer Paper: Savor the Season & Savor the Season Embellishments

Thanks for looking and hope you all have a wonderful day!  And, don't forget, Christmas is about our Lord and Savior Jesus!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Card for Hubby!

Well I know I have not been posting much lately, but this time of the year, I am trying to catch up with wrapping and baking so I will be ready on Christmas.  Maybe I should post some of those so you can see just how busy I am.  I am sure we are all that busy.

OK on to the card and what inspired this card!  First, I needed a Christmas Card for my dear husband and this weeks challenge at SULatenightStampers is to do a Christmas Card or Seasonal card with silver, white and blue.  Also when I was looking at the stamping 411 sketch this week, I thought, I can use that sketch to a certain point.  So that helped to bring you this card today!

The stamp set for the "To my Husband," is so old and I did not put the name on it and wish I had because I can not remember.  If I find out, I will let you know.  I do know the new mini coming soon has a stamped set called "loved ones" that can be used like this.

Another side view of the card!

Now to work on the inside and get just the right verse for it.

Hope you all have a wonderful day!

All items used are Stamping Up!
Stamp Sets: Winter Post (snowflakes), unknown - retired
Card Stock: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Brushed Silver, Silver Glimmer Paper
Snowflake Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Glimmer Brads

Monday, December 19, 2011

Masculine Journal

Good Morning to all of you and hope you are all pretty much ready to celebrate the birth of Jesus!  I am almost there once I finish some more wrapping and a few more items to purchase.  Will be a crazy week, but one I will enjoy!

Today I wanted to share with you a journal I made for my brother-in-law.  He wanted a prayer journal after he saw the ones I made for the craft fair, but they were a little too feminine for him.  So I made this one for him for his birthday which is Christmas Eve!

Thanks for looking today and hope you all have a very blessed day!

Stamp Set: ODBD Scripture Collection 1
Prayer Journal was computer generated
Designer Paper: SU Well Worn
3/8" Not Quite Navy Taffeta Ribbon
Buttons from the SU Regals Collection

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Stampin' Up! Sneak Peak!

OK, I can now say that I know for sure I am going to love the new items from Stampin' Up!  Yes, this is a sneak peak into what is coming January 3rd in the new Occasions Mini Catalog.  Is this not the cutest stamp set and not only that, "framelits" to match the stamp set.  Yes, all you have to do is stamp the image and then using the framelits Labels collection you can just cut out your frame very simply!  Yea!!!!!

But I could not have made this wonderful birthday card for my dear daughter (whose birthday is next week, shhhhh) without a sketch that I saw on Got Sketch - Twelve Days of Christmas.  When I saw the sketch, I knew it was the perfect one for this stamp set, and yes I know I did not do a Christmas card for it.  I love Got Sketch and use quite a few of their sketches especially their scrapbook sketches, so stop by there and see the wonderful sketches they have!

Here is a side view of the card!

And a close up of the stamp set and frame!

Items used are all Stampin' Up!

Stamp Set: Apothecary Art (sneak Peak)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder
Designer Series Paper: Berry Blossoms
Classic Ink: Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder for sponging
Framelits Labels Collection (Sneak Peak)
Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder

Thanks for looking and hope you enjoyed your visit!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Photo Coasters

I just loved making these photo coasters for my daughter's and their family!  I used My Digital Studio to size the photos to the correct size and used it to turn the photo into black and white and then printed them on to regular photo paper.  And, once I got everything together, they really came together quite well.  The hard part was waiting for everything to dry which usually took a couple of hours and then over night at times.  But the process was so simple and easy!

Here is one set for my oldest daughter!

Here is how they looked when I prepared them for the box!

Here is the set for my youngest daughter!

and how I got them ready for the box!

Are they not the best.  Wish my photos were a little better, but at least you can see mostly what they look like.  For the backing I did use the felt squares and cut them the size of the back of the coaster.  I used white felt and regular glue!

Here is a link that I used on how to do these!  I love Pinterest because all I had to do was pull it up again and give you the link!  I did use a different sealer than the directions called for, but it came out just fine.

Thanks for looking and hope your day is going well!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Ornament made with glitter paper and Designer Paper

I finally got the other ornament for my other daughter finished last night.  I was beginning to think that it was not going to happen.  As you can see with this one, I used the Scallop Circle Bigz die to use as the base using the Silver Glimmer Paper.  I also scored my paper rosette at 1/2" instead of 1/4" which made the ornament a little thicker.  It was so easy to make.  Actually I cut two strips of the Holly Berry Bouquet designer paper 12 X 1 3/4, scored them at the 1/2" mark and then put them together and formed the circle.  Adhered that to a circle I punched out with glue and let set for a while to make sure it was dry.  I added the Mica Flakes to the rosette using the multi purpose glue and while they were drying, I punched a scallop circle out of the red glimmer paper using the 2 3/8" scallop circle punch.  The photo was punched out using the 1 3/4" circle punch.  All adhered using the multipurpose glue.  While all of that was drying, I adhered the red ribbon to the scallop round die cut piece by using a small brad.  I then adhered everything else on top of that and let dry over night.  The last thing I added was the very vanilla taffeta ribbon 1/8".  Very easy to do.

Here is a side view!

So now you can see the thickness.

Here is a photo of the one I did about a month ago for my other daughter!

You can find the post of this one here!  I did actually add the red glimmer paper behind the photo after the other post was done.

Thanks for looking today!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Happiest Birthday Wishes

Good morning to all of you and so sorry for the few days of not posting.  This time of the year is very busy and I have not had time to do any new things or post any of my old things that have not been posted yet.  The one thing I am trying to do is catch up on my birthday cards for this month and wouldn't you know it that Stamping 411 had the perfect sketch for my next birthday!  So I took the opportunity and here is another completed birthday card for this month.  I do believe I still have 2 more to do.  eek!!!!

Here is a side view of the card!

And the inside of the card!

Today, I used the following stampin up items:

Stamp: Happiest Birthday Wishes (Hostess)
Card Stock: Pink Pirouette, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper: Beau Chateau
Classic Ink: Soft Suede
Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Dazzling Details (for fire), Cupcake Builder Punch, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder

Thanks so much for looking today and hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Glory to God!

Good morning!  Hope your day has started well.  I was off yesterday with my husband who had a procedure done, so I had a few moments to play around.  What inspired this card was today's featured artist at Our Daily Bread Designs forum which use to be Christian Paper Crafts.  The artist for this challenge was Angella Crockett and you can find the card I cased here!  I decided to do a Christmas Card and did not have the same stamp set, so I just took the look of her card and transformed it into a Christmas Card.  I was pleased with the outcome!

Here is another view!

And a close up!

And now a side view to show you just how thick I made the poinsettia by using the 5-Petal Flower Punch.  I used it for the green and the flower and popped it up on the bottom.

I even had to paper pierce as Angie does that on almost all of her cards, so I could not let that pass!

Items used are listed below!

Stamp Set: ODBD Christmas Verses

All other items are Stampin' Up!
Card Stock: Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla
Designer Paper: Holly Berry Bouquet
Classic Ink: Wild Wasabi, Real Red
5-Petal Flower Punch
Basic Pearls Jewels
Sponging Technique

Thanks so much for looking today and hope you have a very blessed day!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas Lodge meets Techno Stamper

I have really enjoyed using this stamp set this year and it seems you can't mess it up regardless of how you put it on paper.  When I saw the sketch from Mary Jo's blog this morning, I knew I would use this stamp set.  It was just perfect for it.  And, it turned out just as I thought.  What an easy card!  It is kind of masculine, so if you have that boss that is a man may be the perfect card!

Here is another view!

And here is the inside of the card!

Stampin' Up! Items used are:

Stamp Set: Christmas Lodge
Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White
Designer Paper: Frostwood Lodge
Classic Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green

Thanks for looking and hope you have a wonderful day!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Letters to Santa DSP meets Stamping 411

Stamping 411 sketch this week is one that I had to think on a little while and then I remembered this paper and that was all it took.  Such and easy card to do and was actually fun except for one mistake.  You really can't tell from this view, but have you ever known your grid paper had some sticky on it and then laid something else down to put the adhesive on it and when you picked it up, it tour a little piece out.  Well that is what I did, so to cover it up, one of the ornaments is popped up.  And, after I did that I really liked it, so I did not even have to tell you I made a boo boo! LOL

You may see it better with this view!

It is actually the middle ornament on the left.    Really adds a little pop to card when you are seeing it in person.

Here is the inside of the card!

I used a older sentiment from the stamp set called "Holy Family".  I just love the verse and also love the stamp set so it will probably stay with me for some time.

Items Used are Stampin' Up!

Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Messages, Holy Family
Card Stock: Marina Mist, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Letters to Santa
Classic Ink: Riding Hood Red
Ribbon: Marina Mist Grosgrain Ribbon 5/8"

Thanks for looking today and hope you have a wonderful Monday!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Book Mark Christmas Tag

Good Sunday Morning!  Hope you all have a wonderful day in the Lord!  As we celebrate this season of our Savior's birth, I had been wanting to make some book marks or Christmas tags and so I thought I would join in with the challenge today over at Our Daily Bread Designs.  The challenge was to create a bookmark and it can be any type book mark.  And, now that I have made this book mark I am thinking I will do more and give them to my Sunday School Class. 

I just love the way this turned out especially with the little poinsettia that I made using one of my old punch and it was called the Spring Bouquet Flower.  It was one of my first punches with Stampin' Up! and I still use it quite a bit even though it is retired.

Here is a close up!

Items Used are Stampin' Up! except the Stamp:

Stamp Set: ODBD Christmas Verses
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Real Red, Wild Wasabi
Designer Series Paper: Holly Berry Bouquet
Ribbon: Real Red Taffeta Ribbon 1/8", Very Vanilla 3/8" Velvet Stitched Ribbon
Punches: Spring Bouquet Flower Punch, Corner Rounder Punch
Two Tags Bigz Die

Thanks for looking today! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Letters to Santa Gift Card Holder

Good Friday Morning all and it is almost the weekend.  YEA!!!!  Hope you have had a great week.

This is another gift card I have done for a friend who wanted me to make her 7.  I did 3 of these and 4 of the one I posted earlier.  This was for a man, so I thought it fit the manly figure better than the gift card holder purses.  This designer paper had to grow on me, but once it did, I am just using it up and have some set aside for scrapbooking.  Must get that done quickly this year.

Here is a look at the inside of the card!

How cute is this with this paper!  And, so easy to put together.  That is the best way to do these holders.  I left the measurements at home, but I think they are as follows:  UPDATED ON 12/3!

Cut card stock to 4 1/4 X 8. 
Score at 2 3/4 and 6
Cut another card stock at 2 1/2 X 4 1/4 and using a heavy adhesive only on the sides and bottom adhere to the middle of the card with the bottom right above the score line.  As you can see in photo above gift card will fit right into this slot.
You will decorate as you want with cutting the Designer paper 1/4" less than the width of the are you need it.

If I get home and see the score lines are different, I will edit and put in correct score lines.

All items used are Stampin' Up!
Stamp Sets: Perfect Punches, Four the Season
Card Stock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist
Designer Series Paper: Letters to Santa
Classic Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Scallop edge punch, scallop round punch, Markers for the front stamp

Thanks for looking and enjoy your day!