Thursday, December 31, 2009

SC261 - I {Heart} Hearts

Today I have another Stampin' Up Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalog sneak peek using the stamp set I {Heart} Hearts.  The first card is for this weeks sketch challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers, it's difficult to see from the photo but one of the Real Red back ground panels was embossed and one was stamped with hearts.  The center heart on the main image was stamped, cut out and pop dotted and I punched a circle next to the heart image so I could feed my ribbon through and tie a knot.

Supplies: I{Heart}Hearts, Whimsical Words, Ribbon, Circle punch, Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder, Brads, Pop dots. 
Colors: Basic Black, Real Red.

This next card was created using last weeks Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. 
Supplies: I{Heart}Hearts, Grateful Greetings, Pinking Hearts Border punch, Scallop circle punch, Circle punch, Ribbon, Piercer, Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder, Pop Dots.  Colors: Chocolate Chip, Real Red.

I'd like to wish all of you a Happy New Year and to thank you for your visits, compliments and kind words on my cards and projects it mean more than you know.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Tote-ally Tess Card and Pillow Box

Happy Wednesday!  I hope all of you had a great Christmas spending time with your loved ones and making good memories.  Our Christmas was spent with my side of the family for Christmas Eve then my husbands for Christmas Day. On Saturday we had a mini high school reunion for my husband and another family get together at our house on Sunday.  We were busy from last Thursday to Sunday and had a great holiday.
Today I have a matching card and Pillow Box to share, I used the new stamp set Tote-ally Tess that will be in the Occasions Mini Catalog coming out on January 5th.  This stamp set is so fun to work with and my inspiration was the little flower I stamped inside the card Tess is holding.  The Pumpkin Pie flower is repeated in both the card, the box and designer paper.  I paper pieced her shirt and colored the rest of her using an aqua brush and ink.  I had started out creating a card for the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge but I thought the flower looked best in the lower right corner instead of upper right so I'm not sure if my card still qualifies.

Supplies: Tote-ally Tess, Tiny Tags, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP, Sizzix Pillow Box die, Sizzix Baskets & Blooms die (for the flowers), Sizzix Matchbox die, Medium Jewelry Tag punch, Circle punches, Corner Rounder punch, Scallop border punch, Nestie, Ribbon, Perfect Details Texturz Plate, Aqua brush, Pop dots.  Colors: Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Close to Cocoa, Blush Blossom, Going Grey.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Patterned Pines - Merry Christmas

Less than two more days until Christmas can you believe it?  This is my last offical Christmas card for this year that I'm sharing today.  I used the hostess stamp set Patterned Pines to create this diorama card, you can find the directions here.  It's been a long time since I've made a diorama card but for some reason looking at the trees from this stamp set I wanted to give it a try again.  Each of the pine trees on this card were stamped three times twice in Garden Green and once in Real Red for the punched out circles on the trees.  All of the trees were popped up and for the center tree I doubled the pop dots to make it stand out even more.  The sides of the front Real Red panel were stamped with the snowflake that comes with this stamp set.

Supplies: Patterned Pines, Simple Snowflake, Grateful Greetings, Snowflake punch, Circle punch, Oval Coluzzle and Nestie, Button, Pop dots.  Colors: Real Red, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip.

I'd like to wish all of you a Very Merry Christmas!
I hope you enjoy spending this holiday with your loved ones with lots of good food, laughter and joy.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

SSSC49 - Vintage Vogue Card & Basket

It's Sunday and it's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!  I've been missing in action for most of this last week because I've had a bad cold which I can't seem to shake that and I've been busy trying to finish getting ready for Christmas.  For the sketch challenge today I have a card using the sketch and a matching basket, I used the new stamp set Vintage Vogue and the Baskets & Blooms Sizzix die.

Supplies: Vintage Vogue, Tiny Tags, Baskets & Blooms Sizzix Die, Matchbox Sizzix Die, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP, Ribbon, Pearls, Nesties, Eyelet border punch, Medium Jewelry Tag punch, Piercer, Pop dots.  Colors: Rich Razzleberry, So Saffron, Old Olive.
I hope you'll join in on the fun and create a card using Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch, then go to Karen’s blog The Sweetest Thing and link your card using Mr. Linky so we can all see your creation!

Be sure to visit each of the Sweet Sunday Stampers below for more samples using this week’s sketch!

Jennifer Tapler: Jen Tapler Designs
Karen Motz: Paper Playhouse
Laura Fredrickson: Scrapnextras
Nancy Riley: iStamp
Sarah-Jane Kale': Janeybell
Vicki Burdick: It's a Stamp Thing

Monday, December 14, 2009


Hello friends!  I hope your weekend was good!  I spent Sunday baking Christmas cookies and Saturday I had a special evening out with my daughter going to see the Russian Ballet perform the Nutcracker and out to dinner.  It was a great weekend! The card I have for today uses two new products from the up coming Occasions Mini Catalog and will be avaliable to order January 5.  I used the new stamp set I {Heart} Hearts and I absolutely love the fact that there are three different heart punches that work with this set because Yes I'm a Punch~aholic!  The other fun new product that I used is the Pinking Hearts Border punch for along the bottom of my card.  The sketch I used for this card was Jen del Muro's from a week ago, I liked it so much but never got around to using it until now.

Supplies: I {Heart} Hearts, Heard from the Heart, Melon Mambo DSP, Heart to Heart punch, Pinking Hearts border punch, Ribbon, Circle Nesties, Pop dots.  Colors: Melon Mambo.

Hearts aren't just for Valentine's Day!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

SSSC48 - Patterned Pines

It's Sunday and you know what that means, it's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch!  Karens been busy cooking up more fun sketches for all of us to try and today's sketch is certainly a keeper.  I know most of you have seen a ton of cards created using this Patterned Pines stamp set that I've used on my card today but for me its a new set.  I really don't have that many Christmas stamp sets so I decided to choose this one as my hostess set from my last Stampin' Up order. 
So am I the only one who hasn't finished their Christmas shopping?  I actually feel pretty good about the fact that I mailed most of my Christmas cards on Friday and just have a few more to mail come Monday but the shopping is another story.

Supplies: Pattered Pines, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Merry Moments DSP, Scallop edge punch, Modern Label punch, Word Window punch, Photo Corner punch, Piercer, Pop Dots, Brads.  Colors: Garden Green, Real Red.

It sure would be great if you would join in on the fun and create a card using Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch, then go to Karen’s blog The Sweetest Thing and link your card using Mr. Linky so we can all see your creation!  (For some odd reason I couldn't enlarge the picture of this weeks sketch after trying three times to upload it)

Be sure to visit each of the Sweet Sunday Stampers below for more samples using this week’s sketch!

Jennifer Tapler: Jen Tapler Designs
Karen Motz: Paper Playhouse
Laura Fredrickson: Scrapnextras
Sarah-Jane Kale': Janeybell
Vicki Burdick: It's a Stamp Thing

And Karen too!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

New ~ Vintage Vogue

Happy Thursday!!!  For today's post I'm sharing two projects I've created using the new stamp set Vintage Vogue which is in the up coming Stampin' Up Occasions Mini Catalog starting January 5th.  The New products in the Occasions Mini Catalog and Sale-a-bration Catalog are going to knock your socks off!  I just received my pre-order yesterday evening and after going through all of the fun stuff I ordered I was very pleased.  Hint: New style of stamps and punches and everything is so easy to use!  When I first layed my eyes on the Occasions Mini Catalog I knew this Vintage Vogue set was a must have and was happy to find out that this set will be carried over into next years main catalog.

It may be difficult to see but the bottom portion of my card was wheeled with the cordinating Very Vintage wheel using Pretty in Pink ink.  The matchbox below was so fun to create with all of its little details, the Pretty in Pink sleeve for the box was also rolled with the Very Vintage wheel and the edges were sponged.  The large "F" was stamped then cut out and popped, the flower and leaves were stamped cut and applied to the corner with a pearl for the center.  My favorite part about this box is the little tag which comes from the new stamp set in the up coming Occasions Mini Tiny Tags with its cute matching new styled fun!

Supplies: Vintage Vogue, Very Vogue Wheel, Tiny Tags, Tag punch, Eyelet border punch, Sizzix Matchbox die, Ribbon, Pearl, Piercer, Pop dots.  Colors: Soft Suede, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Creamy Caramel, Mellow Moss.
Thank you for your visit!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Christmas Deer Treat Bags

Today I wanted to share the treat bags I've made for my youngest son's preschool preview class he has once a week.  I usually don't do punch art but I wanted a treat bag topper that would be fun for kids so I thought I would try and come up with something and this is what I did.  The base of the reindeer was cut out from Soft Suede using the Sizzix Top Note die and scored down the center, the Chocolate Chip antlers are from the large Sizzix Snowflake die and were trimmed and cut apart to look like antlers.  The eyes circle punches of course, the Real Red nose and Soft Suede ears were punched out using the small Oval punch with the ears trimed along one side to thin them down.  The Kraft colored muzzle was punched out using the retired Key Tag punch and a mouth was drawn on using an SU marker.  I made 15 of them and each Christmas treat bag was filled with a Hersey bar and mini candy cane.
Here's the whole herd of deer, I hope the kids like them!
I'm waiting for the delivery of my Stampin' Up new Occasions Mini and Sale-a-bration preorder today and can't wait to share new samples with you!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

SSSC47 - Flight of the Butterfly

Good morning and happy Sunday!  For today's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge I created a card using the stamp set Flight of the Butterfly and chose a bright color scheme.  Over the last few days we've been having colder tempertures and winter feels like its settling in so a warm sunny card is just what I needed for today.  Karen's fun sketch works great for either a square card or a standard 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" card and I love the layout, it gave me the opportunity to use several layers on my card.

Supplies: Flight of the Butterfly, Wonderful Favorites, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP, Perfect Details Texturz Plate, Butterfly punch, Scallop edge punch, Modern Label punch, Circle punch, Flower brad, Pumpkin Pie marker, Ribbon.  Colors: Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron.
Supplies to create this card can be purchased here at my Stampin' Up site!

To join in on the fun create a card using Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch, then go to Karen's blog ~ The Sweetest Thing and link your card using Mr. Linky.

Be sure to visit each of the Sweet Sunday Stampers below for more samples using this weeks sketch!

Vicki Burdick - It's a Stamp Thing
Karen Motz - Paper Playhouse
Laura Fredrickson - Scrapnextras
Jennifer Tapler - Jen Tapler Designs

Friday, December 4, 2009

Snow Swirled

Well thanks so much to all of you who left such sweet comments on my blog makeover, if you couldn't tell I was really excited about the change.  Today I have a card that I created using the stamp set Snow Swirled, usually when I use this stamp set I use the tree stamp in the set but today I wanted to focus on using just the snowflakes.  The main image is the large snowflake and was stamped three times with one being the base and the other two layered on top.  The smaller snowflake was used to randomly stamp the Real Red panel using Real Red ink.

Supplies: Snow Swirled, Merry Moments DSP, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, Square punches, Circle punches, retired Snow Blossom punch, Coluzzle, Piercer, Brads, Ribbon, Gem, Pop dots.  Colors: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Old Olive.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

A New Look

Maybe you haven't been to my blog in a while or maybe you have but if you stop by now your sure to see a BIG change in how it looks!  It's been since last year that I have been looking for a new design for my blog and after finding Veronica's site vk design company my search was over.  Veronica was such a pleasure to work with and did a wonderful job of creating exactly what I wanted for my blog.  Today I felt like a little kid I was so excited to see my completed blog design and Christmas present to myself and I couldn't be happier!
Thanks Veronica

On a Pedestal

Hello everyone! I thought I would take a break from Christmas cards and create a few birthday cards instead.  I used the stamp set On a Pedestal to make two 4 1/4"x 4 1/4" cards.

Supplies: On a Pedestal, Striped ribbon, Scallop edge punch, Square punches, Horizontal Slot punch, Embossing folder, Chocolate Chip marker.  Colors: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Apricot Appeal.

This second card is for the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #115 which I thought was a nice clean looking sketch so I kept it simple and sweet!

I have something totally fun for my blog and something I'm so excited to share so be sure to stop back later today!