Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year's!

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!  Thank you all for being incrediable followers and customer's!  I have been out of town all week and will return tomorrow with some really adorable new products from our Spring Catalog line, so get ready for some creating!  Have a safe and fun time tonight with your friends and families and all the best for the New Year!  Here's lookin at 2013!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Hearts a Flutter

Teasing you a bit today with a few new items from the new Spring Catalog coming out in January along with Sale-a-bration.  I made a few of these cards for the girls to send out to family and friends for christmas thank you's.  The striped pennant is from a new stamp set called Hearts a Flutter and the thanks so much is from the new stamp set Oh, Hello.  Just a little taste for you!
I used white embossing powder to emboss the images and then to give it that chalkboard look I used whisper white ink and a dauber to smudge up the black cardstock.

New items just added to the clearance rack!
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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to you and your families!  Here are a few fun pics from our   13th annual Christmas Luncheon. Such a fun day full of games, crafts, food, laughter and just being together......

Monday, December 24, 2012

Glass Christmas Ornaments

Had so much fun making these beautiful glass Christmas ornaments with a friend of mine Laura Larsen.  She was so excited to come over to teach me a craft she said! I had such a great time,  they were so easy and fun and well look at them! 

 AMAZING!  Here is how they are made,  you purchase those plain glass ornaments, then some alcohol based re-inkers.  We used this little brush hand stamper that had felt on the end of it.  You put three different drops of the ink on the felt stamper and start stamping on the outside of the glass ornament.  It dries quite quickly.  Then you take Pearl-X  powder and put on the inside of the ball to coat it and give it a matte look.
 They are just so pretty! 
Thank you Laura!  Such a fun craft and day!

Here are the brushes we used,  you can find them on amazon or your local craft store` They are by Tim Holt'z

Image result for tim holtz brushes with felt

These are the alcohol inks 
used for this project
Also made by Tim Holt'z
can be found at amazon or your local craft store

Image result for tim holtz alcohol based inks

Saturday, December 22, 2012

My gift to you!

Happy Holidays!  Remember the Santa-tizers I posted last week?  Well I dressed them up with these new darling faux chalkboard tags printed, yes, I said printed,  from our My Digital Studio line.  You can see below what it looks like up close.   What is the gift you say?  Well,  you can download My Digital Studio FREE! from me for a 30 day trial.  And with that you get these adorable tags.  You just print them right off your computer, or choose to have SU! or your local printer print them out for you.  You can see below how I cut and pasted quite a few on one 8 1/2 x 11 piece of whisper white cardstock.  They are just tooo cute! 

Here is it up close.......

If you would like to try the My Digital Studio  FREEEEEE for 30 days click HERE

Friday, December 21, 2012

No Peeking

Down to the wire getting things all together for the holidays,   here's a quick little card with the adorable No Peeking stamp set.  New spring catalog is coming!   I will keep you posted.

                                                                Products Used:

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Pacific Point
Accessories:  Labels Framelits # 125598 for $26.95  Oval Accent Die- # 127005 for $21.95, Oval Punch #119859 for $16.95, Taffeta Ribbon Real Red # 119251 for $5.95, Sponge Daubers to make the polka dots with White Craft ink.
Stamp Set- No Peeking - Clear Mounted #126292 for $17.95 or Wood Mounted #126290 for $24.95

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Welcome Christmas

The stamp set Welcome Christmas is one of the stamps sets that is on the Clearance Blitz.  Here are some sweet tags I have made using the stamp set.

Welcome Christmas stamp set-  clear mounted #120597 for $ 11.99
Click on the tab at the top of blog to order

Stamped with some great Ladies on friday morning

one of the things they made was the "Hot Cocoa for four" look at how different they all look!

Joan hamming it up!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Day of Remembrance

    The events of last friday in Connecticut (and around the world) have been on all our minds all weekend. We all have been affected by this tragedy in some way and therefore many in the blogging community have chosen to take today to reflect, pray and spend quiet time reaching out to neighbors and friends as a part of National Blogging Day of Remembrance.  I have chosen to do so as well.
   My heart and prayers go out to the families and the community.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Clearance Rack Blitz! up to 80% off!

Don't  miss out on all the new items listed in the Clearance Rack!  Up to 80%  people!  Need to give your Hubs a list?  Make sure and check out all the goodies clearanced,  there are even stamp sets!  yes!  I said stamp sets!  Don't miss out, items go quickly

Click HERE to view!   Place your orders at top of blog

Friday, December 14, 2012

Greeting Card Kid's

Getting a little Vintagy today.  

Products Used:
Cardstock- Very Vanilla, Little Red Riding Hood, Silver Glimmer Paper # 124005 for $4.95
Stamp Sets- Greeting Card Kids - Wood Mounted # 119887 for $ 20.95 - Clear Mounted # 120633 for $15.95   Greeting of the Seasons - Wood # 128030 for 15.95 or Clear # 128033 for $11.95
Accessories-  Blender Pen for watercoloring #102845 for 3 pens. Glimmer Brads in Bold Brights # 121006 for $4.95
Ink-  Luky Limeade, Little Red Riding Hood, Basic Black, Bashful Blue, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake 

Don't forget the Ink-redible promotion! 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Ornament Keepsakes

Quick and easy Christmas card for you to try.  It showcases one of our new stamp sets,  Ornament Keepsakes from the Holiday catalog.

Products used:
Cardstock- Whisper White, Real Red
Ink- Real Red, Gumball Breen
Accessories- Jewel Rhinestones, Embossing Folder Edgelits
Stanp Set- Ornament Keepsakes - Wood mounted- #128048 for $34.95 or Clear Mounted - # 128051 for   $25.95
Greetings of the Season-  Wood Mounted - #128030 for $15.95 or Clear Mounted - # 128033 for $11.95

You can order any items by clicking on the tab at the top of my blog  (do a little shoppin!)

Don't forget that the Single Stamps are still available until January 2nd 2013

Single Stamps Assortment I  HERE
Single Stamps Assortment 2 HERE
Single Stamps Word Play HERE
Single Stamps Perfectly Penned HERE
Single Stamps Seasonal Sayings HERE

They are such a great deal!  make sure and check them out.....

Monday, December 10, 2012


Santa-tizers (anti-bacterical gel), make great stocking stuffers as well as Teacher gifts.  The above ones are the large size sanitizers and below are the mini ones.   So quick and easy to make.

Products used:
Cardstock- Real Red,  Whisper White,  Basic Black and Silver Glimmer paper
Accessories-  Square punch and Scallop Edge punch

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Vintage Snowman Candles

Sharing a little craft that we are doing this weekend with 15 little girls for fun.  These are the small glass votives that you can  purchase at any craft store. I went online and found vintage snowman images printed them out on computer paper, then Modge Podge them to the votive.  There is a felt snowflake as the base ( you could also use a heavy weight white paper punched out with our Stampin Up! snowflake die)  I added the Rhinestone jewels and bells to the points of the snowflake and also added Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the images before they dried.  
They are so sweet and  make a nice gift for the kid's to give someone special or you!


This is a great value!  make sure and read below to see all you get for $13.50!

Around the holidays, people are always 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.  And look how cute they are!

Available November 29-January 2.
Trimmings & Tags Bundle
Item 132769
$13.50 (a $16.85 value)
  • Gusseted Cellophane Bags (25 bags; 5" x 3" x 11-1/2")
  • Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags (25 double-sided tags; 4-1/2" x 3-1/8")
  • Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Sweater Trim (10 yards)
Petite Treats Bundle
Item 132770
$13.50 (a $16.85 value)
  • Glassine Bags with die-cut edges (10 bags; 3" x 5" x 1-1/2")
  • Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt (8 pieces)
  • Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (10 yards)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Elegant Ornament


The ornament on the cover of our holiday catalog is such a hit that Stampin Up! is making it available to you!-just in time to deck the halls with terrific trimmings you've made yourself! They've simplified this fun project so that you can quickly and easily achieve the same results. In addition to the kit, all you need is a glue gun, scissors, and adhesive.
(Our Anywhere Glue Sticks [104045] are perfect for assembly.) Want greeting or place cards to go with those ornaments? The Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set (W 128048 C 128051) gives you perfect coordination. Fancy a little sparkle and shine? Sprinkle on our Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (102023)!

Just in time to create 10 heirloom ornaments--or stunning tags to attach to a special neighbor gift.
The Ornamental Elegance Kit (132832) is $14.95 and includes:
  • Die-Cut Cardstock Elements
  • Cherry Cobbler 3-1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon
  • Natural Linen Thread
  • Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons 
  • Large Pearl Basic Jewels
Order these now so you will have plenty of time to make them for Christmas gifting--or for your family tree! Available while supplies last.

This friday I will be holding a Ornament stamp class, come and make one of these beauties,  if you are not
local then be sure to order the above kit so that you can make one or two or more!

email me at to register for the class.  

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Hot Cocoa for four please?

I always save empty cans and containers.  Here are regular soup cans and  frosting containers.  I decided to make Hot Cocoa for four out of them.    Take your Be of Good Cheer Paper and wrap the can or container with it using the tombow adhesive so that it stays well.   Fill your cello bags with enough cocoa and marshmellows for four and tie off with a nice ribbon.  I found these adorable vintage straws at, yep, you guessed it,  TJ Maxx   (if you don't  have one of these stores look online)  as well as the cute pom pom trim.

Stampin Up Products used:

Paper-  Be of Good Cheer Designer series - #126896  - for $10.95   Real Red cartstock and Gumball Green cardstock
Accessories-  XL Large Oval Punch # 119859  for $16.95,  Scallop Oval Punch # 119856 for $16.95
Decorative Label Punch # 120907 for $16.95

You can order any of the items at the top of this blog

Here they are all complete ready to drink!

This is the soup can one

Here is the frosting container one

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Joyous Candies

Joyous Celebration Stamp Set

I gussied up this little clear box with the reindeer from the new Joyous Celebration set.  The boxes are filled with Milk Chocolate salted caramels.  You can find the boxes online HERE .  I cut the Candlelight Christmas Designer Paper 2 1/2 x 6 and then punched with the Large oval punch out of the center so you can see those yummy candies.   Stamp and then hand cut out the reindeer and add the red pom pom nose.  Would even be cute with a red rhinestone nose!  I just used what I had on hand. 

Products used:

Candlelight Christmas Designer Paper - # 126901 $12.95 for 12 sheets of double sided paper
Stamp Set - Joyous Celebration stamp set - Wood Mounted - #128006 - $ 22.95 or Clear Mounted # 128069 for $15.95
Accessories:  Large Oval Punch - #119859 - $ 16.95

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