Friday, November 30, 2012

November Diva Night Make and Takes

I thought I better get this posted.  Diva Night is our monthly meeting and we had some awesome Make and Takes that I wanted to share with you.  I have 3 of them to share so let's get started!! 

Here's the group picture of them:

So we have from left to right a Merry Mittens Xmas card, an awesome Side Easel Card with tea light, and last but not least we have the Gingerbread Men Treat Bag !! 

First up is the Merry Mittens Xmas Card:

Super cute card and oh so easy to create!  With the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder for your background, then we added the "Happy Christmas" Greeting from the More Merry Messages stamp set and the Merry Mittens are from the Make a Mitten stamp set.  Using the Mitten Builder Punch to punch them out and then attached with Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine.

Next up we have the Side Easel Card with a Wow!!

This Beautiful Side Easel card is made with the Serene Silhouettes stamp set, Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper, Early Espresso Embossing Powder, Vellum, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake cardstock.  The Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon is such an accent on this card.  The greeting is from the Made for You stamp set.  The "WOW" for this card is that you set a Tea Light behind the Vellum window to shine the light through!!!

Last but not Least is the Gingerbread Men Treat Bag:

This was so much FUN to make!  I'm sure that you have seen the idea for the Topper all over the Blog world, but it really makes an Awesome Topper for this Treat Bag filled with Gingerbread Men!
Start with a normal size card in Garden Green,  then add Real Red  3 3/4" x 5" after you run through the Polka Dot Embossing Folder.  The Cookie Sheet is made using Brushed Silver cardstock measuring 2 1/2" x 4 1/4" scored @ 1/4", 1/2", 3 3/4", and 4".   Using the Scentsational Season stamp set the Gingerbread Men are made, then the Holiday Collection Framelits cut them out.  The Oven mitts are made using the Mitten Builder Punch and Garden Green Prints Designer Series Paper.  The Greeting is from the Sweets for the Sweet stamp set.  The Gusseted Cellophane Bags work perfectly to hold the Gingerbread Men. 

A Big Thank You to Susan Campfield for sharing her talents and creativity with us !!

Thanks to all for stopping by my blog !!

Happy Stamping !!!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

All the Cuteness without ALL the Work !!!

                              November 29 – January 2

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. Lighten your holiday load without emptying your wallet!


Petite Treats Bundle
• 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)



(a $16.85 value)


Trimmings & Tags Bundle
• 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)



(a $16.85 value)

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to get a head start on those Holiday Gifts!!!!

Happy Stamping !!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Seasons of Sweets - Mini Album

With the Gift Exchange coming up next week, I thought it would be good to get my Holiday Gift completed while I had a couple of days off.  I know it's hard to believe, but sometimes it actually does really happen!  I knew what I wanted to make, just haven't had the time. 

My Holiday Gift is from the Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Edition 2012.  I fell in LOVE with this Seasons of Sweets - Mini Album that Connie created for the Holiday Edition and knew this was what I wanted to make for my Holiday Gift this year. 

Now I did have to make one little change as I didn't have the Felt Ornaments that Connie used for the front cover.  But I think it turned out so cute with the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set too! 

Here's my close up view:

This is just one of the awesome projects from Connie and Mary's Holiday Edition.  You can still purchase all the tutorials with pictures over on their blog.    Here's the link to the Create with Connie and Mary Blog   Here .  So excited that I have something completed before hand.

Thanks to Connie and Mary for all the inspiration!!!

Thanks to everyone for stopping by today !!!

Happy Stamping !!!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Christmas Mittens Card

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!!  It was a busy one for us for sure !!
It was our 39th Wedding Anniversary on Thanksgiving!!  And yes, we actually were married on Thanksgiving Day.   So this was a special Anniversary for us!  We went to see the CIRQUE DREAMS WINTER WONDERLANDwhat an awesome show that was! 
No cooking for me this year !  Not to worry though, we did have all the Thanksgiving goodies.

I've had a couple of days off,  Woo Hoo !!  So I've been trying to get some Christmas gifts ready ahead of time.  :0  As I know I'll be working overtime for sure.  As I was browsing for a card idea for the Holiday Gift Exchange next week, I found one that caught my eye.  This is pretty much a case of Dawn Griffith's card that I saw.  I did have to change a couple of small things as I didn't have all of the stamp sets, but all is well.

Here's the group picture:

Now here is a closer view, hopefully you can see the details a little better.

This card is so beautiful and sparkly.  Pefect for this occasion!

Here's what I changed:  Since I didn't have the Snowflake Soiree set that Dawn used, I had to come up with something else.   So I used the New Single Stamp Bold Snowflake.  I stamped it using the New Illuminate Ink Pad, added a little dazzling diamonds and punched it out with the Blossom Punch.  I also added a Jewels Basic Pearl in the center.   Dawn also has a video tutorial in case you want to give this one a try.  Just click  Here .  

Thank You Dawn for this wonderful idea !!

Thanks to all for stopping by today !!!

Happy Stamping !!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving Day !!!!


Wishing Everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving Day !!!!



Monday, November 19, 2012

Merry and Type Xmas Card

Well I hope that everyone has taken advantage of the On-Line Extravaganza !!!  I know that some of you already have.  How can you pass up some of these awesome deals!!

One thing that I enjoy every month is the Monthly Swap that I participate in, with some of the most Talented Demonstrators!!  It was such an honor to be asked to join in the FUN each month!!  So today I wanted to share my card for this month's Swap.  It's a case of a card that I fell in LOVE with on Chat Wszelaki's blog. 

I think this card is so elegant with just a little bling to make it Sparkle !   The Midnight Muse and Whisper White are just the perfect combination for this Winter Xmas card.   With the Snowflake embossed background along with the Snow Flurry die cut to offset, this just makes it pop for me.
Now being a ribbon girl, there is just the right accent with the Midnight Muse stitched ribbon that goes down the side. 

So Thank You Chat for sharing this Gorgeous card !!

I want to Thank everyone for stopping by today and I hope you check out all the wonderful things that are included in the On-Line Extravaganza that Stampin' Up has for the next Ten Days !!  If you go to my post for Sunday, you'll get all the information there.

Happy Stamping !!!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Amazing Online Extravaganza Sale and More!!!


Monday starts the fabulous Online Extravaganza sale. It's better than ever with 24 hour door busters and lots & lots of items from 20-50% off regular price.

Check out this flyer to see all three pages of items on sale.
Online Extravaganza 2012

Don't wait! And remember that if your order totals $150 or more you get free hostess benefits of at least $25 free! If you've been wanting to place an order this is the time to do it.
You can either order from my online store or contact me to place the order for you. I will need a debit or credit card to do that however.
The sale is from Monday, November 19th - Wednesday, November 28th.
Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine
How about this little cutie! 
Stampin' Up! is offering a test run of the Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine. A limited number are available, so if interested, you better act quick.
The Texture Boutique works with Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to transform ordinary cardstock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece.
This machine embosses only; it does not die cut.
Can also check out the short video.

NEW From Stampin' Up! - Talking Tags!


Talking Tag is an exciting new product that allows you to record a message and attach it to your project.
All you need is a Talking Tag and the FREE TalkingTag™ app (available via, iTunes® or Google Play™).
Talking Tag Message Labels (129723) $7.95

With Talking Tag, you can send a gift that is uniquely you. Now your pictures really can say a thousand words!

* 10 labels per sheet
* Scan the code on your smartphone and start recording your message
* Attach message label to cards, invitations or gifts
* Detailed recording instructions included
How to send a voice message:
  1. Download the FREE TalkingTagT App on you smartphone from, iTunes® or Google PlayT. (currently only available for iPhones - others coming soon!)
  2. Adhere the message tag to your card or gift.
  3. Open TalkingTagT App and scan the code.
  4. Record your message (recording starts immediately, so make sure your ready!).

Start recording your Talking Tags today!

See...what did I tell you - LOTS of great things going on!!

Thanks for stopping by today !!!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Snowman Tea Lights

Well it's been awhile again, sorry.  I thought it was time to have a Becky Roberts day!!  I saw these cute Snowman Tea Lights on Becky's blog last week and I just fell in LOVE with them.  One of my favorite things that I collect is SNOWMEN!!  I have them all over the house for the Holiday Season.  So as I finally got some time to play this weekend, I just had to give them a try.  I really LOVE when that happens!!

So here they are:

                   Aren't these just the cutest Snowmen ever !!

Then here is a Close Up:

I added a little twist to mine, as they have magnets on the back so that you can put them on your frig or at your desk on a file cabinet!  I used the 1" square magnets and attached them on the back.   You could even hang these on your Christmas tree and light up their nose!  Wouldn't that just be too FUN!  Becky has the directions on her blog, so I have a link for you, all you have to do is click  ( Here ) .   Becky got her idea from a post by Darlene Adams that was on Pinterest in 2011.

I had a lot of fun making these and they will be my 3-D item for our monthly DIVA meeting on Wednesday this week. 

Thanks to Becky for sharing!

Thanks to all for stopping by today !!!

Happy Stamping!!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Throw a Thanksgiving Feast with Little Fuss

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Special Sneek Peek !!

Super exciting!   I have some really fun stuff to share with you! Stampin` Up! Is giving you all a sneak peek into our Stampin` Success Magazine that we as Demonstrators get every other month.  This is just one of my favorite perks that I receive as being a Stampin' Up demonstrator!  This is the November/December Stampin' Success Magazine.  Enjoy the awesome projects!

To take a sneek peek at this wonderful magazine, just click ( Here )

If you would like to start receiving it, our starter kit is only $99 and you get to choose $125 in merchandise for the $99 price.

Thanks for stopping by today !!  I hope you enjoy this Sneek Peek !!

Happy Stamping !!!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

New Paper Trimmer is HERE !!

We’ve been waiting for this and it’s finally here!!!


BIG STAMPIN' UP! NEWS! The Stampin' Up! Trimmer is now available for customer purchase. 

Stampin’ Trimmer (#126889) features:
•Full 12″ cutting and scoring track (You don’t have to remove the blades to get a full 12″ cut!)
•Extended 6-1/4″ wide cutting base and 14-1/2″ extender ruler
•Storage compartment under base to hold additional cutting/scoring blades
•Cutting track that locks into place
•Specially designed cutting track and handles for stable and straight cuts
•Full ruler, including 1/4″ grid lines printed under a plastic cover on the base so measurements won’t wear off
•And so much more!

To order yours just check out my right hand side bar and go shopping !!

Happy Stamping !!!


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