Monthly Archives: December 2013

A Banner Christmas

AngelJoyBannerWelcome to the second day of my Christmas angels.  Today I’m sharing a project from my hostess appreciation event that held in the beginning of this month.

In case you missed it, check our my JOY 8 x 8 picture frame that I posted on Thursday.  this was for the color challenge on Create with Connie and Mary.  so if you missed it, click here to check it out.

This is such a nice little project to give to someone.  they are quick and easy to make and uses the Build a Banner canvas bases.  Oh…I just LOVE these and will really miss them!  They are great for full banners and terrific for this little single banner.

Here’s some quick details:

  • Make the angel using the Gift Bow die (you can find the directions all over Pinterest) and Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  We ran the bottom of the angel dress through the Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder.  Head and hands are Blushing Bride, halo and stars are Champagne Glimmer.
  • Stamp JOY in Versamark and Gold Emboss, cut out and add to angel using double stack of dimensionals.
  • Add little tiny bows from the NEW gold/cream Baker’s Twine.
  • Use Cherry Cobbler Chevron Ribbon as the hanger and tie the ends with the gold/cream Baker’s Twine.
Set(s): A Banner Christmas
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Blushing Bride, Champagne Glimmer
Ink: Versamark
Other: Banner Kit, Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder, Gold Embossing Powder, Gift Bow Die, 1 3/8″ Circle Die, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, Mini Punch Pack, Word Window Punch, Gold/Cream Baker’s Twine, Cherry Cobbler Chevron Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

December Tour de Freaks

freakwelcome2013Welcome to the December Tour de Freaks blog hop where we are giving you a sneak peek of the fun new stuff that is available in the NEW Occasions Mini.  If you are going forward through the blog hop you arrived here from Patty Bennett’s blog…weren’t her project such FUN!!!!

For my project I decided to use one set from the new Occasions Mini.  When I participate in the hop I like all my projects to ‘coordinate’ so today I’m sharing with you a simple box and set of 5 different notecards.

WatercolorBoxFirst…my box.  I know that you have seen TONS of boxes out there made with the envelope punch boards and yep…this is another one.  I had designed this for my Hostess Appreciation event where each person made a set of 5 monogrammed notecards then this box (well…different colors and such) to hold them.  Since i was doing notecards for this I decided to share the box.  It’s so simple – 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 piece of cardstock then 3 1/8 and 4 1/8 punch/score.  Yeppers…that is it!  The black strip is 3/4 x 10 1/2.  The tag using the new scallop tag topper oh…hmmm…the twine is from SAB!!!  I bet you can guess what set I decided to use?  Happy Watercolor!!!

WatercolorThankYouWhen designing my cards for this project i didn’t want to use the Happy Watercolor set for the flowers but instead for the ‘watercolor’ images that are in there.  I think this gives it a very contemporary look to these little cards!  The card on the left using another tag (like I did for the front of the box) and more of the SAB twine and for the card on the right, just an extra panel and a strip.  Oh…I decided that my colors were Whisper White, Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe and Black.  All my projects use just these colors.  So these are my two ‘thank you’ cards.  The envelope liners are Crisp Cantaloupe and again…wanted to keep things nice and modern.

WatercolorHappyThis is my set of 3 “you make me HAPPY” cards.  I used the Scallop Tag Topper again…this time to make a thin tag and added a Boutique Details embellishment on it and the other two are just an additional panel (the one layered onto Crisp Cantaloupe).  The envelope liners on these are Pool Party.

So here’s a listing of all my supplies…

Set(s): Happy Watercolor
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe, Basic Black, Subtles dsp paper pack, Incolor dsp paper pack
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, Basic Black
Other: Envelope Punch Board, Scallop Tag Topper, Hexagon Punch (for banners), Envelope Liners Framelits, Boutique Details, Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack (SAB), Dimensionals

Now it’s time to head over to Julie Davison’s blog to check out her fun projects!

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Thanks for stopping by and until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Joy

JoyFrame2Happy Thursday everyone!  Today is the last Thursday before Christmas so a Merry Christmas to all of the wonderful people who join us every week for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.

This is also the start of a little different week for me…a week of JOY.  Back in November I was working on presents for some colleagues and my hostess appreciation event and some other things and just had a ball using the Gift Bow Angel and using it with the word Joy so I thought this week would be a great ‘week of Joy’ as we lead up to Christmas!  So this is my first one.  This is an insert for an 8 x 8 frame.  I did shoot it without the glass so I could get a good picture of it.

Here’s the details…

  • Cherry Cobbler 8 x 8 for base
  • Whisper White Core-dinations (wanted some texture) 5 1/2 x 5 1/2
  • Silver Glimmer 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 (did cut out the middle as it would have been a lot of wasted glimmer!), layer Whisper White piece on it.
  • Add two pieces of Silver 1/8″ Ribbon then add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Okay…you can find a million tutorials on how to make the Gift Bow Angel so I won’t go into that but I used Cherry Cobbler (bottom of dress through the Delicate Designs embossing folder), Blushing Bride (arms and face), Silver Glimmer (halo), Whisper White (collar).
  • Add angel using DOUBLE layer of dimensionals
  • Stamp JOY banner in Versamark, silver emboss, cut out, layer and add to angel using TRIPLE layer of dimensionals.
  • Add little Silver 1/8″ bows to ends of banner and add rhinestones to collar to finish it off.

I really wanted to keep this simple but for it to still be very striking.  I do just LOVE the way this turned out!  Please come back this week to see my other JOY Angels!

ValentineEditionBadgeWe are soooo excited to be offering a Valentine Special Collection featuring the stamps and products from the Whole Lot of Love Collection.

This MINI collection features FOUR tutorials – 2 cards sets and 2 3D projects for only $5.95!

AND…FOR THE FIRST TIME…Connie and I will be offering for additional cost kits containing everything you need (except stamped images, adhesive and chocolate) to make the projects!  We are sooo excited.

Projects will be released to our subscribers one each day December 26, 27, 28, and 29!

So head over to the Create with Connie and Mary site to learn more about our Mini Collection and SIGN UP TODAY!!!!

Set(s): A Banner Christmas
Paper: Whisper White, Whisper White Core-dinations, Cherry Cobbler, Blushing Bride, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Versamark
Other: Gift Bow Die, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Scallop Punch, Word Window Punch, Delicate Designs Embossing Folder, Silver 1/8″ Ribbon, Silver Embossing Powder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Check out what the rest of the design team has done with this fun sketch!

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Love You More

DSC01177Guess what?  Yep…ANOTHER Love You More card!  I wanted to play with some of my other NEW STUFF and had to play with the new Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (the little hearts are hiding the punched out part!).

I do like this little bird and had so much fun using it for my card set for the Create with Connie and Mary Valentine Special Collection!  It’s only $5.95 for 4 full tutorials – 2 exclusive card sets and two 3D projects!  WOW…how cool is that!  Connie and I had so much fun playing with this special Valentine products just for you!

Here’s the details:

  • Crumb Cake – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Fresh Prints Coastal Cabana/White Dotted – 1 3/4 x 4 cut into a banner and add to card front.
  • Fresh Prints Real Red Wavy White lines – 1 x 3 1/2, cut into a banner and add to card front.
  • Silver Glimmer – 3/4 x 3 1/8, cut into a banner and add to card front.
  • Whisper White – 2 x 3 5/8 – cut both ends with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.  Add Real Red Small Heart punch and 2 Coastal Cabana hearts (2-step owl punch).  Do this to the top and bottom of tag.
  • Stamp Love You More using Coastal Cabana onto tag.
  • Stamp bird in Real Red on Whisper White, cut out and add to tag using dimensionals.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones for a little bling to finish it off.

Projects will be released to our subscribers one each day December 26, 27, 28, and 29!

So head over to the Create with Connie and Mary site to learn more about our Mini Collection and SIGN UP TODAY!!!!

Set(s): Love Your More
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, Fresh Prints dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Real Red, Coastal Cabana
Other: Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Small Heart Punch, 2-Step Owl Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Love You More

DSC01178So…you ready for another Valentine card?  I hope so!  Now this is my second post for today so you want to make sure you catch my ‘last minute card and gift’ for the SUO challenge!

Can you tell I’m really enjoying this set?  I am!  It’s just such a fun.  I do really like the globe and had fun with it in the card set I made for the Create with Connie and Mary Valentine Special Collection!  It is 4 fun tutorials for only $5.95!  Check us out on Create with Connie and Mary!

Here’s the details:

  • Real Red – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Multicolor Chevron 5/8(Fresh Prints dsp paper pack) – 2 7/8 x 4 1/2 – add to card front
  • Coastal Cabana – 3 3/4 x 1 1/4 add to card front
  • Crumb Cake – 3 1/4 x 1 1/8, stamp greeting in Real Red, add to card front
  • Stamp the globe in Basic Grey and Coastal Cabana, cut out, add to card front using dimensional.   Add Crumb Cake Candy Dot to the top of the globe
  • Add a little Real Red heart (2-step Owl Punch)
  • Tie Whisper White Baker’s Twine into Basic Metal Button then add to card front to finish it off.

So…you needing some exclusive Valentine ideas using the Whole Lot of Love products?  Projects will be released to our subscribers one each day December 26, 27, 28, and 29!

So head over to the Create with Connie and Mary site to learn more about our Mini Collection and SIGN UP TODAY!!!!

Set(s): Love Your More
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, Fresh Prints dsp
Ink: Basic Grey, Real Red, Coastal Cabana
Other: 2-Step Owl Punch, Basic Metal Buttons, White Baker’s Twine, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Festive Flurry

SUO86CardWelcome to the SUO challenge!  And what a great challenge we have for this time of year…last minute card and gift ideas.  I don’t know about you…but I know I sure could use some last minute ideas…well considering I haven’t even STARTED my Christmas cards yet…EEK!!!

So check out the SUO Design Team to see what they came up with.  I decided to show BOTH a last minute card and matching gift idea.  Honestly…this was a card we did for my World Card Making Day event and since I hadn’t shared it yet and it is a VERY simple card, I decided to use it for the challenge.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Pool Party Snowflake Print – 4 x 5 1/4, add to card front
  • Shimmery White – 2 1/4 x 4 3/4, stamp greeting using Versamark and Silver Emboss.  Cut out the smallest Festive Flurry framelit.  Round the bottom corners.
  • Add Silver 1/8″ Ribbon to top then add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add Frosted Embellishment to center of cut out snowflake

SUO86FrameI’ve had these little frames sitting around my house FOREVER!!!  I got them at Target and they came 3 in a pack for $2.50.  The inside opening on the frame is 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.  You really can’t beat that.  I bought them in both white and black and have used them for so many different projects over the years.  It was perfect for a little snowflake frame to go along with the card.  This would not only make a nice Christmas gift but it could be used as a decoration all through the Winter.

Here’s the details:

  • Shimmery White – 4 x 4
  • Pool Party Snowflake print – cut out 2nd to largest snowflake.  Add this panel to the Shimmery White piece using dimensionals.
  • Cut out the 2nd to smallest snowflake from the Silver Glimmer paper.  Add to panel using double dimensionals.
  • Stamp smallest snowflake using Versamark, emboss using Pool Party embossing powder, cut out with the smallest snowflake framelit, add to panel using dimensionals.
  • Add Frosted Embellishment to center of snowflake to finish it off and add panel to frame.

So I hope you enjoyed my last minute projects.  Check out what the rest of the SUO Design Team did for their last minute cards and gifts!

Set(s): Festive Flurry, More Merry Messages
Paper: Shimmery White, Winter Frost dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Versamark
Other: Festive Flurry Framelits, Pool Party Embossing Powder, Silver Embossing Powder, Silver 1/8″ Ribbon, Frosted Embellishments, Corner Rounder, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Love You More

DSC01181Oh…I’m soooo excited!  Yes…I’m excited because I got ALL MY GRADING DONE!!!  But I’m MORE excited because Connie and I are doing a special Valentine Collection using the Whole Lot of Love stamps and Projects!  This mini session is just in time for you to use these fun project.

This special mini collection (only $5.95) features two card sets (each with 4 unique cards) and two 3D projects.  And let me tell you…OH…they are SOOOOO cute!  And a special for this mini collection…we will be offering KITS to our subscribers!  So head on over to Create with Connie and Mary to learn more and to subscribe!

Here’s the details:

  • Real Red 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Multicolored leaf print (Fresh Prints Paper Stack) 3 x 5 1/2, layer on Crumb Cake 3 1/4  5 1/2 and add to card front
  • Coast Cabana 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle – add to card front
  • Silver Foil 3/8 x 4 1/4 add to card front.
  • Chevron 5/8″ natural ribbon – add to card front.
  • Stamp bird in Real Red on Whisper White, cut out with Circle Framelit, add Crumb Cake wing and add the heart again in Real Red.  Add to card front using dimensionals
  • Add Coastal Cabana Boutique Details using a dimensional

So head over to the Create with Connie and Mary site to learn more about our Mini Collection and SIGN UP TODAY!!!!

Set(s): Love Your More
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, Fresh Prints dsp, Silver Foil
Ink: Crumb Cake, Real Red
Other: Natural 5/8″ Chevron Ribbon, Boutique Details, 2 3/8 Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Framelits, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Calm Christmas

TSSC293Can you believe it?  It’s less then 10 days until Christmas!  Jeepers!  I better get going on my Christmas cards…no SERIOUSLY!!!!  But I spent the weekend grading and I just about have all that done.  It always takes me a long time to do the last of the grading.

Mary Jo has another wonderful sketch for us on the Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge and I thought it would be perfect for the Calm Christmas set.  I do like this bird!

Here’s the details…

  • Pool Party – 4 1/2 x 11 folded
  • Snowflake print (Winter Frost dsp) – 3 3/4 x 5
  • Cherry Cobbler – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, layer snowflake print on this then add to card front
  • Add 3 x3 piece of Whisper White onto Cherry Cobbler 3 1/8 x 3 1/8.
  • Add 3 x 3/4 strip of Silver Glimmer to panel, wrap piece of Silver 1/8″ Ribbon around panel then add to card front.
  • Stamp bird in Cherry Cobbler on Whisper White and cut out.  Add leaf/stem in Pool Party (from 2-step bird punch) then add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp Peace on Earth using Cherry Cobbler on Whisper White, punch out using the extra large oval punch, add to Pool Party Decorative Label Punch (sponge Pool Party around the edges).   Add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to stem/leaf to finish it off.

TSSC293I thought this was a great sketch and it would looked cool turned too!  Hope you can join the fun!  Don’t forget to check out the other members of the team and remember go to the Technostamper blog to play along!

Mary Jo Price-Williams – Technostamper
Sue Root – Stampin’ with Sue
Nicole Tegrul – Be Creative with Nicole
Robbie Rubula – Inked X2
Eileen LeFevre – Eileen’s “Stampin’ Fever” Blog
Tanya Bell – Stamping T!
Carolyn Bennett – Carolyn’s Paper Fantasies
Jonia Smith – Stampin For Me

ValentineEditionBadgeWe are soooo excited to be offering a Valentine Special Collection featuring the stamps and products from the Whole Lot of Love Collection.

This MINI collection features FOUR tutorials – 2 cards sets and 2 3D projects for only $5.95!

AND…FOR THE FIRST TIME…Connie and I will be offering for additional cost kits containing everything you need (except stamped images, adhesive and chocolate) to make the projects!  We are sooo excited.

Projects will be released to our subscribers one each day December 26, 27, 28, and 29!

So head over to the Create with Connie and Mary site to learn more about our Mini Collection and SIGN UP TODAY!!!!

Set(s): Calm Christmas
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party, Winter Frost dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party
Other: 2-Step Bird Punch, Extra Large Oval Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Silver 1/8″ Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Love You More

CCMC281Happy Thursday everyone!  Sorry I’ve been a little quiet here…Tuesday was my hostess appreciation events in the afternoon and evening and all this week is finals week at school.  I’m frantically trying to get all my grading done and posted so I can submit next week.  But of course I couldn’t miss the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  We have such a fun sketch challenge for you and since Connie and I are getting ready to launch a Special Valentine Collection…I just HAD to just the set I’m going to use in the collection!

Here’s the details…

  • Coastal Cabana – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Striped Fresh Prints dsp 3 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Add 1/2 x 5 1/2 pieces of Real Red to the top and bottom of the print and add to card front.
  • Scallop circle (from pennant die) in Crumb Cake sponged in Crumb Cake.  Add to card fron using dimensionals.
  • Add 1/4 x 5 1/2 strip of Bermuda Bay
  • Add red/white wavy striped dsp banner 3/4 x 2 1/2 using dimensionals.
  • Stamp bird using Crumb Cake on Whisper White and punch out using 1 3/4″ Circle punch.  Stamp in Coastal Cabana, cut out and add and stamp the heart in Real Red cut out and add.  Layer onto a Real Red Circle (use Circle Framelits to cut out) and add piece using dimensionals.
  • Finally add some Basic Rhinestones to finish it off!

ValentineEditionBadgeWe are soooo excited to be offering a Valentine Special Collection featuring the stamps and products from the Whole Lot of Love Collection.

This MINI collection features FOUR tutorials – 2 cards sets and 2 3D projects for only $5.95!

AND…FOR THE FIRST TIME…Connie and I will be offering for additional cost kits containing everything you need (except stamped images, adhesive and chocolate) to make the projects!  We are sooo excited.

Projects will be released to our subscribers one each day December 26, 27, 28, and 29!

So head over to the Create with Connie and Mary site to learn more about our Mini Collection and SIGN UP TODAY!!!!

Set(s): Love Your More
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, Fresh Prints dsp
Ink: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Coastal Cabana
Other: Pennant Die, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Clearance Rack Blitz

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Woooooo HOOOO!!!  it’s the Clearance Rack Blitz!  Oh my word there are some GREAT deals there!  But you have to hurry….it’s while supplies last!  Your best way to place the order is through my online store…

Online Store

And make sure you check out the Weekly Special…WOW…there are some good ones in there too!

Weekly Deals

If you have any questions, let me know.  Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy