Monday, December 31, 2012

Clear Stamp Set Storage

Thought that I'd share a storage strategy that I
recently discovered.  These are DVD racks sold by Best Buy 
for $7.99.  They hold 25 DVD cases.  Best Buy also
sells a floor version that holds 50 cases. 
They are very useful because you can store numerous
clear mount sets in a small footprint.  

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Curly Cute Owl

I tend to use the Curly Cute stamp set frequently.
It is a nice shape and font.  In this example, I omitted
the word "Season's" and just used a portion of the sentiment.

Project Ingredients:

Colors:  Rose Red, Early Espresso Core'dinations,
Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Red Glimmer Paper

Other:  Labels Collections Framelits, Owl Punch
Full Heart Punch, Sanding Block   

I hope that you are having a lovely holiday.
We are "enjoying" snow events.  I am grateful for
a wonderful friend Ann, who helps me keep my 
walks clear.     

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas Bag

This bag was made with Stampin' Up!
DSP from last year.  It uses 2 pieces, fastened
together at the bottom and then sides. 

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Tags

These are Christmas tags based on samples by
Monica Weaver.   The tags use Big Shot Bigz dies:
Perfect Pennants, Two Tags and Typeset Alphabet.


Colors:  Elegant Eggplant, Always Artichoke,
Champagne Glimmer Paper, Red Glimmer Paper,
Candlelight Christmas DSP, Soda Pop Can   

Other:  Seam Binding Ribbon 

Have a Very Merry and Blessed Christmas 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Guest Stamper Christmas Card

This is a WONDERFUL project from a recent
Llama Hop, created by the talented Susan Horr.
Don't you just love the simple elegance of this card! 

Sets:  Daydream Medallions, Ornament Keepsakes,
Greetings of the Season
Other:  Gold Embossing Powder, Brushed Gold
Card Stock, Holiday Ornaments Framelit Die  

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Mary Brown Snowflake CASE

This is a CASE of my buddy, Mary Brown's
card here.   Such an amazing design.


Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Wisteria Wonder
Set:  Snowflake Soiree
Big Shot: Snow Flurry Bigz Die, Apothecary Framelits  

Friday, December 14, 2012

Simply Scored Glitter Ornament

Sorry that this is such a bad picture.
I got the idea for this ornament from Kay Kalthoff
at StampintoShare
Designer Series Paper, Border Punch
Simply Scored, Glimmer Paper, Scallop Punch
Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies,
Glimmer Grad 

Here's another.  Sorry that the picture
is equally poor.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Fall Foliage Thank You

It's still warm out, so I felt a fall card was "OK".
Also, given the number of leaves I continue to rake,
this card characterizes life issues for me! 

Set:  French Foliage
Colors:  Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight,
Whisper White, Old Olive  

Friday, December 7, 2012

Open Sleigh Apothecary Dresser

I will have to admit that I am proud of
this little dresser.  It is made out of "leftovers"
from a previously posted project (Christmas door).

The Old Olive panels were scored 1/4 inch from each
edge on the Simply Scored, to give them a raised look.
 The panels were sponged and then mounted on a
sponged Old Olive layer with dimensionals.  

The Ornament Keepsakes Bundle was used to make the
ball feet and drawer pulls.  The drawer pulls were then
mounted and coated with Crystal Effects.

The Brushed Gold card stock branches were punched
using the Bird Builder Punch.

The stocking from Open Sleigh was stamped in
Cherry Cobbler and hand cut.

The back of the dresser is a piece cut with the
Apothecary Framelit set, pierced and sponged.  

The dresser was layered on to a piece of Candlelight
Christmas Specialty DSP, which was then mounted on
the Cherry Cobbler Card Base.         

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Gumball Gift Card Holder

I have a feeling that I CASED this project from
someone, but can't figure out where I got the idea.
If this idea was yours, please let me know.

Curly Cute and Bold Snowflake Single  Stamp
Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Real Red
Top Note Die, Chevron EF, Blossom Punch 


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Ornaments Keepsakes DVD Case

This is a DVD scrapbook case designed by
Sharon Duvelius.  It features the Ornament Keepsakes
Bundle (page 3 in Holiday Mini),
More Merry Messages set (page 15 of main catty)
and the Be Of Good Cheer DSP on page 164.
This project is a great way to gift someone 
with a CD/DVD or scrapbook pages.   

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Glimmer Tree on Velum

I enjoy the Christmas combination of White and Silver.
It reminds me of snow drifts and rosy cheeks!
The use of velum and paper piercing adds  
a bit of delicacy to the project.
Set:  Curly Cute
Paper: Velum Card Stock,  Silver Glimmer Paper,
Whisper White Card Stock
Big Shot:  Holiday Collection Framelit Dies 
(Holiday Mini)
Apothecary Accents Framelits (p 191)
Other:  Silver Embossing Powder,  
Paper-Piercing Tool, Stampin' Pierce Mat,
Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack (page 181),
Organza Ribbon (page 173) 

Friday, November 23, 2012

Wintery Mug

This is a simple card, using the Scentsational
set and coordinating framelits.  
Colors:  Whisper White, Lucky Limeade Core'dinations,
Early Espresso Core'dinations paper. 

Monday, November 19, 2012


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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Christmas Lodge Single Stamp

This is one of the new single stamp offerings from
Stampin' Up!   This is the Christmas Tree from
Christmas Lodge.  The sentiment is from
Curly Cute.
Colors:  Gumball Green, Primrose Petals,
Whistper White.  

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Curly Cute Christmas Door

Just a quick post, featuring a "Christmas door".
This is a CASE of a door presented by
France Martin at frenchiestamps. 


Colors:  Lucky Limeade, Cherry Cobbler, 
Whisper White, Soft Suede

Set: Curly Cute

Other:  Simply Scored, Perfect Pennants
Bigz Die, Red Glimmer Paper, Brights Glimmer Brads,
Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Llama Christmas Hop


Welcome my contribution to the Fall-i-Days
Christmas blog hop.  I bet you loved Diane's projects!

My theme this hop is "Christmas Sparkle".
I love the Red Glimmer paper (page 160), because it
just makes me happy.  This paper 
 figures prominently into my projects.    

In this project, the Red Glimmer paper is the
layer behind a Whisper White layer.
The WW layer was stamped with the Christmas sentiment
from the Open Sleigh set found on page 12 of the main catty.
The Whisper White layer was then run through the Big Shot
Holiday Collection Framelit Christmas tree die
three times to create a group of trees.
You don't have to be picky about placement, 
just create a random trio.
After creating the trees, the layer was run through
Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder to add a little texture.
I attached all of the layers, concluding with a
Gumball Green card base.     
Lastly, Rhinestones were added to complement
the sparkle. 

My second project is a gift card holder.  It can be
hung from a Christmas tree or 
you can omit the ribbon and send it as a card.

Again, a layer of Red Glimmer paper figures 
prominently, flanked by a frame of Brushed Silver CS.

Graduated sizes of the Window Frames Collections
Framelits were used to produce the Gumball Green
card base, Glimmer layer, and Brushed Silver frame. 

The Holiday Collections Christmas Tree Framelit was
used to make the tree image, which was then
run through the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder. 
Gumball Green Ribbon was attached between layers
with sticky strip.    

This is the inside of the gift card holder.
I cut an extra layer of the Window Frames
Framelit, cut it down
 and glued it with Tombo. 

I hope that you enjoyed my hop projects!

Now hop along to see Jean's lovely offerings.
Or click the "Home" button to return to the 
main hop page.



Monday, November 5, 2012

Christmas DSP Unscripted Challenge

This is a project created for the challenge.
I love cutting DSP and CS into triangles of all sizes.


Set:  Open Sleigh

Colors:  Very Vanilla, Gumball Green, Early Espresso
Candlelight Christmas DSP, Red Glimmer Paper

Other: Apothecary Accents Framelits, 
Holiday Ornaments Framelits 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Primrose For You

Sorry I've been quiet again.  Had to
replace my ailing car so have been spending quality
time at car lots.

Just a quick post for today!

Monday, October 29, 2012

CCMC Challenge #2

This card is a second entry in the 
Create with Connie and Mary Color Challenge HERE.

The product used includes:
Colors:  Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade,
Daffodil Delight and Whisper White
Sets:  Layered Labels
Big Shot:  Apothecary Accents Framelits,
Floral Fusion Sizzlits, Window Frames Collection
Framelit, Dotted Embossing Folder

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Blooming Butterflies CCMC224 - Color Challenge

This card is a project for the Create with Connie
and Mary Color Challenge HERE.

Colors: Whisper White,  Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade 
and Daffodil Delight 
Set:  Blooming with Kindness
Other:  Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder,
Elegant Butterfly Punch  

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Scentsational Season Bundle with Window

Sorry that I've been quiet.  I went to AZ to help 
with my parents.  Got back last night.
This is a quick card, using the Scentsational
Season Bundle (stamp set and coordinating Framelits)
Scentsational Season Bundle
Lacy Brocade Texture Impressions Embossing Folder
Labels Collections Framelits
Snow Much Fun stamp set
Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon

Monday, October 15, 2012

Holiday Ornaments oops

This card uses the Holiday Ornaments Framelits
on page 3 of the Holiday Mini.  The sentiment comes
from the Open Sleigh set.

I was happy with this card, until my last step...
I cut out the ornaments with the framelits and 
ran them through the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder
to add texture.  I then used the Delicate Designs
Embossing Folder to create a "swag" at the top of
the card layer.  The ornaments were "hung" from
the swag.

My "final act" was to spritz the card layer with
Platinum Shimmer paint in a Spritz bottle.
The result is some "dirty looking" spots.
Sorry about that.  Essentially, I should have held
the card farther from the spritzer nozzle, so the
result would have been a fine mist,
rather than splotches!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Embossed Hello Doily

Embossing the Hello Doily stamp produces a wonderful
effect.  In this example, I embossed Very Vanilla c/s
with White embossing powder and then sponged with
Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery and Crumb Cake.
The background was also stamped with the
En Francais background stamp to add texture.
The banners were produced by punching the ends
with the Full Heart punch.  The Pink Pirouette banner
was stamped with the "Thank You" from the 
Curly Cute set. 
Pearls were added as a final accent and the
layers was then attached to the card base.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Toxic Treats with Banners

I'm still "totally into" banners made with the 
Full Heart punch.  In this example, I used the 
Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP from the Holiday Mini.

The sentiment and crow come from the Toxic Treats
Set.  It's such a great Halloween set!  Add a bit of
3/8 inch Black Taffeta ribbon and the card is complete.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

October Llama Hop

I hope that you are enjoying the Thanksgiving Llama hop so far!
Bet you loved Debbie's inspiring projects!

I really enjoy making Christmas cards, so that is what I am 
offering for my Blog Hop contribution!

Given the popularity of banners, I had to make a banner
Christmas card.  And I HAD to use the Scentsational Season
set with coordinating framelits on page 16 of the Holiday Mini.  
It is so much fun to crank out cards with the framelits!

Materials:  Scentsational Season Set
Sentiment from Open Sleigh Set
Banners: Gumball Green Core'dinations card stock
Early Espresso Core'dinations card stock
Candlelight Christmas Specialty DSP,
Whisper White card stock
Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Full Heart Punch (to punch the end of the banners)

Here is a link for the tutorial I used for this tree.
Most paper artists use DSP for the origami tree, but I have
"issues".  I can't deal with 2 different patterns showing
on the tree.  For that reason, I used the Gumball Green
Core'dinations paper, embossed with the Big Shot
Fancy Fan embossing folder.  My sample is sponged with
Early Espresso ink, but I think White Craft Ink looks better.
The "Merry" sentiment can be placed on the 
Christmas Tree skirt, or stuck in the branches as 
in this example.

Materials:  "Merry" from Teeny Tiny Wishes,
Cherry Cobbler and Gumball Green Core'dinations c/s,
Red Glimmer paper with Star from 
Holiday Collection Framelit Die set,
Fancy Fan Textured Embossing Folder
Lacy Brocade Textured Embossing Folder,
Woodgrain Textured Embossing Folder
Word Window Punch
Spritzer with Champagne Mist Shimmer paint & alcohol

Now hop on over and take a look at Kath's wonderful projects,
 or return to the Llama Hop Home page via the link below.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Serene Color Blocking

This card uses the color blocking technique.
The clear mount stamping blocks are inked up with ink.
Stamp on your card layer, starting with the lightest color.
An image from Serene Silhouettes was stamped
over the color blocking.  A sentiment from Just Believe
was added at the bottom.
The card base was run through the Fancy Fan Big Shot
embossing folder.  Corners were rounded and the
card was assembled.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Christmas Box

Sorry that I haven't offered up any new projects recently.
I've been busy getting the house ready for some painting.
I enjoy simple projects, that pack a punch.  This is
an easy little box to make using your Simply Scored
and Diagonal Score Tools.  I don't have a picture
of the scoring directions at the moment...
This box uses the Cobbler Core'dinations
Card Stock and Candlelight Christmas Specialty DSP.
The front edge of the "lid" was cut/shaped with the
Labels Collection Framelit.
This is a side view of the box, which has a
Brad and Linen Thread closure.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Fall-i-Days Halloween Blog Hop

Thank you for visiting my blog.  You've likely
arrived here after seeing the lovely projects on
 Kath's Allthatscrap blog. 

I obviously enjoy the Toxic Treats Set from
the Holiday Mini.  I am featuring several projects
from that set.  Products used include:

Colors:  Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla, Basic Black 
and the Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper
Whisper White

Accessories:  Big Shot Labels Framelits, 
Lattice Embossing Folder,  Chevron Embossing Folder,
Simply Scored, Black Ribbon, Neutrals Buttons,
Full Heart Punch, Iridescent Ice

Now hop on over to Jean's blog to see
her fun projects!