Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Hooray ... 2014 is almost here!

HOORAY!! It's New Year's Eve and it's the last day of 2013. I have several resolutions that I will be trying my best to keep up during 2014. Every year I make a resolution, and find it very difficult to keep up for the long term. Some I have until this day, but others sadly only lasted a few days... here's hoping I can stick to it!!

Any hoo... my card for today is featuring my favourite NEW stamp set in the upcoming 'spring' catalogue (available January 3)... it's called Geometrical. I love the greetings and the shapes, plus you can bundle it with a triangle punch, and I LOVE punches, so naturally that's what I did!

Here's a fun card I made with the some new products... First I used the solid circle stamp in Tangerine Tango ink - randomly stamping on and off to have a darker and lighter appearance. I stamped the 'Hooray for Today' greeting over top the stamped circles. I punched it out with the 2 1/2" circle punch and then cut a mat using the 'Starburst' framelits. I Embossed my card using the 'Arrows' textured impressions embossing folder - LOVE IT! and brayered over with Tangerine Tango to make the debossing pop! I added some Gold Baker's Twine and some Gold Sequin Trim for some glitz and glam for New Year's eve.. I hope you like it, have a safe and happy New Year :)

Happy Stamping, and see you next year!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Fabulous is what you are!

For my shares today I wanted to start with a framed art piece I created using the gorgeous 'Winter Frost' designer series paper. I stamped my sentiment Fabulous is what you are and cut out with the 'Ovals Collection' framelits and matted onto the 'Labels Collection' framelits. I added some Rhinestones and punched out glimmer paper stars for even more shine! I made a coordinating dress for my dress form from the 'Dress up' framelits. This would make a nice gift for someone you know that is FABULOUS! 

My next share is ... Paper Earrings?!

I absolutely love the gold and silver foil sheets - they look so much like a thin metal like they use for jewelry findings. So I thought why not make some earrings!! Now these earrings are not meant to last forever, they are made of paper so you can't get them wet - but they are very pretty. For the first pair I punched 4 Silver Foil 3/4" Circles, 4 Gold Foil 1" Circles and 4 Silver Foil 1 1/4" Circles to make 1 pair. I attached the circles together, then punched the holes for my jump rings. I think these earrings are stunning and  Unless you knew they were made of paper, you wouldn't be able to tell.

This next pair of earrings I punched 2 Gold Foil 3/4" Circles, 2 Silver Foil 1" Circles, 2 Gold Foil 1 1/4" Circles and 4 Silver Foil 1 3/8" Circles. The largest circles were attached together so the back is consistent with the front. I layered all of the circles so that they were closer to the of the circle. I then took my paper piercer and mat and pierced a hole - then I knew where to line up my punch for perfect alignment.

 Frosted Finishes Embellishments really do make beautiful jewelry. The first time I saw these gorgeous embellishments I knew they'd make stunning jewelry. I made a bunch of necklaces, rings, earrings and bracelets with them. Photos never seem to do them justice, once you see them in person the sparkle and shine from the rhinestones is very beautiful.
 I hope you like my shares, happy stamping :)

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Stylish Pennant Punched Tree

Hello... we only have 3 days left before Christmas, I hope you've got all your holiday shopping done!? I finished mine a few days ago, but went antique shopping today in search for some printers blocks for my sister. I didn't need to buy anything else, but I found a great booth with over 100 different printer blocks. Not sure what a printer block is? Well, before computers and printers - you would line up your blocks to form the word(s) you wanted and added the ink and ran through and printed your posters, etc. Since the computer, they've become obsolete and my sister has been collecting them for a few years now. They are pretty hard to come by since most companies that used them have discarded them since they are not used any longer. I picked up a bunch that she doesn't have, I'm sure she'll be excited! I think they're pretty cool and I don't collect them!!

Anywhooooo... my card inspiration for today is one that I made months ago believe it or not?! Not sure why I took so long to share it, well here it is...

Of course this card features some punches, my favourite products!! I used the 'Petite Pennants Builder' punch. I punched out 9 pennants in two patterns (I used the Season of Style paper stack - double-sided for twice the patterns to choose from!) I used the 1" Square punch to make the tree trunk (I cut it in half). The sentiment is from the 'Sweet Essentials' set inked with the Gold Metallic Encore pad, and to add some more gold glitz... I added a strip of the Gold Foil sheet and a gold star for the top of the tree. This card is really not as complicated as it may seem, once you cut/punch all your pieces it really doesn't take any time at all to assemble a bunch! 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack [132181 - $8.50] available until January 2, 2014
Gold Foil Sheets [132622 - $5.95] I'm happy to say that these items will be in the spring catty
Metallic Encore Pad - Gold [132141 - $12.95] these are also in the spring catty
Petite Pennants Builder Punch [122361 - $22.95] found in the annual catalogue
1" Square Punch [124094 - $21.95]
Sweet Essentials [wood: 132085 - $24.95; clear: 126457 - $17.95]
I hope you like it... thanks for stopping by & Happy Stamping :)

Thursday, December 19, 2013

A card for Fox!

A friend of mine had a baby boy a couple of weeks ago... and I got to meet him last night, tiny, adorable little Fox! I couldn't believe how small he was, 5ish lbs. Here is the card I made for him using a new stamp set that is from the spring catalogue, available Jan. 3 -  it's called 'Life in the Forest'. What better to add to a card for a baby named Fox, but a fox - Although, I think the real Fox is much cuter! I embossed the background layer of 'soft sky' new, upcoming (January 28( Sale-a-bration embossing folder 'Decorative Dots'. I hope you like it :)

Monday, December 16, 2013

Shades of Purple Ornament Trio

Hello, I just got back from our demonstrator Christmas Party - we made a couple of cute make n' takes... it's always nice to be creative!

This card features the Christmas Collectibles Ornament stamps and coordinating punch! I used Perfect Plum, Raspberry Ripple and Wisteria Wonder ink... they are hanging with the beautiful and shiny 1/8" Silver Ribbon - love it! I made the evergreen foliage with the large single tree image from 'lovely as a tree'. The sentiment is from the photopolymer 'Endless wishes' stamp set - I'm so glad I got it before it sold out, it's a beauty!

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Lovely as a Tree [wood: 128655 - $33.95; clear: 127797 - $24.95]
Endless Wishes Photopolymer [
Silver 1/8" Ribbon [132150 - $6.95]
Christmas Collectibles [wood: 131772 - $26.95; clear: 131775 - $20.95]
Christmas Ornament Punch [132152 - $21.95]

Happy stamping :)

Friday, December 13, 2013

Joy, Peace, Love & Snowflakes!

Hello ... it's Friday, and it's another cold one! My card today features lots of snowflakes, and I'd actually prefer it to snow today with hopes that it might warm up a little?!
My card share for today is one I created while I was playing around with the circles collection framelits the other day... I just love how it turned out, hope you do too!! The stamp set is the 'Endless Wishes' photopolymer stamp set, which unfortunately has SOLD OUT :(  

The Joy, Peace and Love sentiment is from the 'Pop & Place' photopolymer stamp set - which I just got and LOVE IT!! I'm sure I'll be playing with that set again, so stay tuned for some more cute craft ideas with that great set!

Stampin` Up! Supplies Used:
Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book [134975 - $11.95]
Christmas Tagables Stamp Set [135923 - $16.95]
Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Bundle [135921- $22.95] - includes the stamps + tag book
Pop & Place Holiday GIft Tags Starter Bundle [135290 - $27.95] - the same as above + Block C
The colours I used are: Soft sky (ink & cardstock), Pool party ink, Coastal cabana ink.

Have a great weekend, and keep warm... Happy stamping :)

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Deck the Halls with an Ornament Card!

Hello ~ I decided to pull out some of my framelits today and just play for a bit... I used the circles to create this card (I have another one to share tomorrow, also using the circles framelits!). I used the Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stacks - just love these papers! I die cut the 4th largest, and the 3rd largest to make my 'frame' for my ornament - I used the magnetic platform to make the frame symmetrical. I then stamped the 'Deck the Halls' from Christmas messages in Baked Brown Sugar ink and punched it out with the 2 1/2" circle punch and layered it to the card base, which then I added the frame, popped up on dimensionals to make it stand out. The ornament topper is the Petite Curly Label punch and I finished it off with some 1/8" Silver ribbon!!!
Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 
Circles Collection Framelits [130911 - $32.95]
Christmas Messages [wood: 131790 - $35.95; clear: 131793 - $25.95]
Silver 1/8" Ribbon [132137 - $6.95]
Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack [132181 - $8.50]
Petite Curly Label Punch [129405 - $15.95]
 Hope you like it, keep warm it's a chilly one today... Happy Stamping :)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Smarties Sliders

Hello... I've been getting some last minute holiday gifts done up! These cute Smarties Sliders would make great gifts for co-workers, toppers for gifts or stocking stuffers! A friend of mine actually gave me one, well not the same one of course. I naturally had to find out how to make the sliding mechanism so I could make some for myself!! Check out my version below...

I used the Gift Bow Bigz Die and Season of Style DSP to decorate the box. I used the Tags 4 You bundle to make the center of the bow/greeting. The back has a 'To: and From:' Tag on it too!!
Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Gift Bow Bigz L Die [129977 - $40.95]
Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack [132181 - $8.50]
Tags for you [wood: 131820 - $24.95; clear: 131823 - $19.95]
Label Bracket Punch [132153 - $21.95]
Happy stamping :)






Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Curly Cute Wreath

Hello, I made this adorable holiday wreath over the weekend. It does take quite a while to curl all those pieces of paper, but the assembly is actually quite quick! All you need is 6 sheets of 12X12 Designer series paper, cut into half inch strips. I added a bow made with the gift bow die.... and ta-da! It's done! I love the final product, I hope you like it too.

Happy Stamping :)

Sunday, December 8, 2013

A Festival of Flurries!

Hi there ~ I have some last minute gift tags or ornaments to share. These tags would make the perfect addition to any gift - and could work for both male or female gifts too! I stamped and diecut each of the four stamps in the 'Festive Flurry' stamp set and mounted them with dimensionals. I included a tag with 'to: and from: on the back... I used two of my favourite colours... Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana - with some sparkle from the silver glimmer paper for good measure!

 I managed to get a few good photos... it was super windy the day I was taking them!

It's nice to not have real 'flurries'!! These ones are so pretty and you don't need to shovel!!
I hope you like my share and have a great day, Happy stamping :)

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Elf on a tree?!

I've seen an elf on a shelf... but not a tree before! My share for today is a cute ornament/gift tag. I made this cute little elf using some new and retired products. I suppose you could cut the mittens out freehand?

Current Products: Pennants builder punch (hat), Cupcake Builder Punch (hair), Bird builder punch (ears), Decorative label punch (shirt), Label bracket punch (collar & tag), Boho Blossoms punch (shoe decoration), Itty bitty shapes punch pack (pompom on hat and buttons).
Retired Products: Ornament punch (head), Mitten punch (mittens), Butterfly (shoes). The Extra Large oval punch would work for the head too!!
I hope you like it, happy crafting!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Deck the Halls with Lots of Lights...

My share for today is this super cute holiday card, it's so bright & cheery for this bright & sunny day! I just love it when winter days are not snowy and cold! I know it will come eventually, but I hope not too soon... What does a word window punch, the 'Ornament Keepsakes' framelits and some baker's twine equal?      ... a cute card with a string of brightly coloured Christmas lights of course!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Bitty Butterfly Holiday Tree

I love this adorable butterfly tree card. I used the Season of Style DSP stacks for the background layer and the striped butterflies. The base for the tree is 3/4 of the hexagon punch and the 'Merry Christmas' is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set, I punched it out with the Modern Label punch and made the tree pot. I played around with the butterflies until they made a tree shape.

Happy Stamping :)

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Festive Flurry Skating Birdie

Hello again, I just looked outside and we have some flurries making a light blanket of snowflakes in my yard. I thought I'd share another card I crafted while my hubby was watching the Grey Cup on Sunday. It features that adorable skating birdie again from the 'for the birds' stamp set. Which I punched it out with the 2 1/2" circle punch. It  layers perfectly onto the largest snowflake from the 'festive flurry' framelits (love how Stampin' Up! coordinates their products!).

I coloured him in with Stampin' Write markers (Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie, Marina Mist, Island Indigo and Crushed Curry). The DSP is from the Winter Frost stacks and the cardstock colours are Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay and Whisper White.

Stay warm, Happy stamping!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Pretty Poinsettia's

Merry Monday everyone ... I was so tired and stiff from 3 days of bazaar set-up/clean-up the past few days. My tendinitis is now flared up again in my right wrist, so my brace is on once again :( 
At least I can still make cards!

Last night, our Canadian Football Team - The Hamilton Tiger Cats were playing in the Grey Cup, so my husband was otherwise occupied and since I have no interest in watching football, I got to tidy up my craft room after the tornado of paper scraps, glitter, and just stuff everywhere from crafting for the bazaar. I am happy to say that it is all organized again, the way I like it. Anyhoooooo.......

I had a chance to make a few things after my mess was re-organized - here's one of the cards I created.
I used the 'Joyful Chrismtas' stamp set which is onsale until December 2nd for 30% off (clear mount only!). This is one of my favourite from the holiday catalogue. I stamped the image in versamark and embossed with cherry cobbler, heat set and sponged to add the colour. I stamped the leaves in Garden green ink and sponged. I stamped 2 poinsettias, and I cut the larger, then smaller to get a more 3D effect. I coloured the center of the flower with the white gel pen. I diecut the two largest from the ovals framelits and used the Season of Style DSP stack for the striped background.
Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Joyful Christmas [wood: 131802 - $27.95; clear: 131805 - $20.95]
Ovals Collection Framelits [129381 - $32.95]
Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack [132181 - $8.50]
Hope you like it :)

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Birthdays are like hairballs...

Well, yesterday was my birthday.. it started off with a migraine, and that's never a good thing - it seemed everything annoyed me yesterday. I thought I'd share this cute card using the Giggle Greetings stamp set... I just love that adorable cat (the sentiment is so true for how the day started for me). I love the Giggle Greetings stamp set, especially that adorable cat! I used the hexagon punch (which I love) to make the background and the sentiment is from the Regarding Dahlias stamp set - punched out with the 1 1/4" circle punch and layered onto the Label Bracket Punch from the Holiday Catalogue! Super cute

My birthday did finish off nicely with a dinner out to my favourite restaurant, Tucker's Marketplace with some great friends and family.

Well, today is sure to be a hectic day... it's our Christmas Bazaar at my work... I'm heading out soon... If you're local come visit (1411 Upper Wellington St.). Have a nice weekend everyone :)


Friday, November 22, 2013

Reindeer in the Forest

Here's another card for my Christmas Card Buffet. It features the 'Lovely as a Tree' stamp set and the cute reindeer is from the hostess set 'Warmth & Wonder'. I used the oval framelits to cut out the forest image and layered it onto Chocolate Chip cardstock. The background is from the core'dinations cardstock in Cherry Cobbler and Gumball Green and embossed with the Lattic Embossing folder. I sanded for a distressed look. I added some sparkle with the 1/8" Silver Ribbon and some dazzling diamonds on the snow banks. I hope you like it :)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

All I want for Christmas is ... a starburst card?!

Hey! I'm really loving these starburst cards. This time I carried the effect over the whole card and not just half. The greeting is from 'Christmas Messages' stamp set - I love the greetings in this set.... this one in particular! I am going to make one for my hubby with this cute saying. To finish decorating, I used the 1 3/4" Scallop circle to punch out the greeting and added some 1/8" Silver Ribbon at the bottom of the greeting for a punch of shine! With Christmas just around the corner (a little more than a month.. eekkk!!) this type of card is a great way to use up your scraps of designer series paper!

Here are a couple of more types of starburst cards you could try...
The first card I call - The Season of Style Starburst . It was made with the Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack, and the stamp is from the Tags 4 You bundle. It's finished off with some Baker's Twine and a Rhinestone Basic Jewel. To make you just cut strips of DSP measuring 4" X 1 1/4", cut diagonally from corner to corner. Since the paper that I used is double-sided, I 5 pieces (3 of one paper, and 2 of another). I started with the center and worked my way around... I try it first, then glue! The excess is then trimmed off and attached to a mat layer. The center points are then covered with the 2 1/2" circle punch so you don't see it anyways!!
The second I call - Grunged Out Starburst. It features the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set (I used the largest image) and the cute Santa is from Santa's List . I added some Island Indigo Baker's Twine and a Very Vintage Button. Cardstock and ink colours: Very Vanilla, Tempting Turquoise and Island Indigo. To make the starburst, you cut a 4X4" square for your template. You draw your focal point (in my case, the 2 1/2" circle). Then draw your lines around the circle - then cut out and stamp over onto your card or project. Your template can be changed depending on the project you are working on.  
Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Season of Style DSP stack [132181 - $8.50]
Christmas Messages [wood: 131790 - $35.95; clear: 131793 - $25.95]
Gorgeous Grunge [wood: 130514 - $30.95; clear: 130517 - $21.95]
Santa's List [wood: 131808 - $19.95; clear: 131811 - $15.95]
Tags for You bundle: [wood: 133293 - $37.95; clear: 133294 - $32.95]
2 1/2" Circle Punch [120906 - $22.95]

Hope you like it, Happy Stamping :)

Skating Birdie

My card share for today is one of the cards from my Holiday Stamp-a-stack featuring the 'For the birds' stamp set. I first cut my Island Indigo and Pool Party layers. I embossed the Pool Party one with the 'Chevron' textured impressions embossing folder. I cut a strip 2-1/2" X 5" from the 'Winter Frost DSPS', added a 'Tea Lace Doily'. I then stamped and coloured the skating birdie with Stampin' Write Markers and some 2-way glue to add some 'Dazzling Diamonds' Glitter. I punched it out with the 2-1/2" Circle Punch and diecut a 'Deco Label Framelit' in Island Indigo to use as a mat for the little birdie. before assembling, I added a piece of Island Indigo Baker's Twine where I tied a bow through a 'Vintage Faceted Button' - I just love these buttons, well buttons in general but these are so pretty! 

Stampin' Up! Supplies used:
Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder [127749 - $9.95]
Winter Frost Designer series paper [132183 - $8.50]
Tea Lace Doilies [129399 - $3.95]
Island Indigo Baker's Twine [125575 - $3.95]
Faceted Vintage Buttons [127555 - $7.95]
Deco Label Framelits [130102 - $30.95]
Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter [102023 - $5.50]
2 1/2" Circle Punch [120906 - $22.95]
2-way Glue Pen [100425 - $5.95]
Stampin' Dimensionals [104430 - $5.50]
Stampin' Write markers: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight & Tempting Turquoise.
Card stock colours used: Whisper White, Island Indigo & Pool Party

I hope you like it, Happy Crafting, Happy Stamping :)

Winter Frosted Mirror

Tis' the season to create some fun gifts... well, for me it is!! I made this once plain white mirror into this stunning art piece. I used the gorgeous 'Winter Frost' designer series paper from Stampin' Up! to create my mirror. This paper is oh-so-lovely, but this pattern in particular caught my eye. I used the 3/4" circle punch to punch my DSP. I used Tombo Liquid glue to adhere each circle to the mirror base. This particular sized circle fit perfectly onto this sized mirror, which I got from Ikea for only $1.99! It fit 13 circles in a row nicely, then I just kept adding each row until the entire mirror base was covered in circles. When I took my mirror outside to photograph, my dog, Tucker was playing in the yard. I was angling my camera so I wasn't in the shot or any sort of glare, I noticed Tucker appeared in the mirror... I called his name and he turned to look at me so I snapped the photo! I love it, he always loves posing for photos. Now he's a mirror model.. hehe!
This is the plain version, I jazzed it up with some Silver Foil Butterflies and some Rhinestone Basic Jewels... the butterflies look like metal cutouts!
The great thing about this mirror is there is not one way you could display it...
 it looks great from all angles, the butterflies look good fluttering in all directions!
 Below is some close up views of the butterflies - it's hard to believe that they are made of paper!! The Gold and Silver foil sheets really do look like a thin sheet of metal, amazing!


I like both, but I think I like the jazzed up one a bit more... those butterflies are so pretty!!

I hope you like my share, happy stamping :)

Monday, November 18, 2013

Perfectly Blended Christmas Card

It's Monday, and I am sharing one of the cards featured at my holiday card buffet - I call it A perfectly blended holiday gift card.  Gift cards holders are always popular in my neck of the woods with a Tim Horton's on every corner!! So this adorable coffee cup stamp is perfectly fitting!
I made a whole lot of these cards - over 20!

The 'Gorgeous Grunge' set is perfect for making the coffee spills and rings on the background layer. I stamped the bottom of one of my mugs to make the coffee cup rings using Soft Suede ink. To make your base card, cut a piece of 11" X 4 1/4", score at 5 1/2" and 2 3/4". Fold the 2 3/4" score line inward and punch a half circle to make the gift card easier to remove. Add some sticky strip to the outer edges to make your pocket. The coffee cups were stamped using Stazon, and sponged with Soft Suede, I coloured the lids in with Crumb Cake and made the cup sleeves with the 'Winter Frost' Designer series paper stacks.

I used the stamp sets 'Perfect Blend', 'Gorgeous Grunge' and 'Happy Hour' for the sentiment on the inside. Below is what the inside looks like.

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Perfect Blend [wood: 130745 - $16.95; clear: 131392 - $13.95]
Gorgeous Grunge [wood: 130514 - $30.95; clear: 130517 - $21.95]
Happy Hour [wood: 132013 - $36.95; clear: 126642 - $26.95]
Winter Frost DSPS [132183 - $8.50]
 Happy Stamping :)

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Ornament Keepsakes Goes Metallic!

Hello... tonight I am having my first Stamp-a-stack. I've designed 5 cards, of which each participant will create 2 of. The card below is one of the cards we will be creating.

 For this card the focal images are from the 'Ornament Keepsakes'. I used the matching framelits to cut the ornaments out.
The background was created with the 'Metallic Encord Pads' in both silver and gold with believe it or not the eraser from a pencil. I think it makes a nice background - it doesn't show well in the photo, but the silver and gold really do shine! I also added some Silver Glimmer paper, Basic Rhinestone Jewels and 'Silver 1/8" Ribbon - I just love this ribbon, it's so silky and shiny!!! The ink colours I used are Bermuda Bay, Soft Sky and Pool Party. The greeting is from 'Petite Pairs', the cardstock is Whisper White and Soft Sky.
Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Metallic Encore Pad [Gold: 132141 - $12.95; Silver: 132142 - $12.95]
Silver 1/8" Ribbon p132137 - $6.95]
Rhinestone Basic Jewels [119246 - $6.50]
Ornament Keepsakes [wood: 128048 - $42.95; clear: 128051 - $31.95]
Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies [127816 - $30.95]
Hope you like it, Happy Stamping :) 

Friday, November 15, 2013

It must be Santa... Santa Claus!

Today's post is all about the man himself... Jolly Old Saint Nick!  I used the 'Santa's List' stamp set - it's probably my favourite stamp set in the holiday catalogue to make my share today. This stamp can make such fun, and fab cards featuring the man himself... SANTA!
To make my card, I used Bermuda Bay and Real Red (I love this colour combo!! - very striking). I cut a piece of Very Vanilla and inked up my 'Be Very Merry' stamp and using the Stamp-a-ma-jig to get my sentiment evenly spaced it was a must since the stamp is wood mount only.
I carried the sentiment over the entire background layer - in lieu of designer series paper, I created my own!! I cut strips of Bermuda Bay and Real Red and attached to my stamped layer in the center. Then before attaching to my Bermuda Layer, I added a piece of the 'Real Red Stitched Grosgrain' ribbon.
To finish, I stamped the man in Real Red ink, punched him out with my 2 1/2" Circle punch... Santa wasn't harmed in the production of this card, I promise! I cut a Bermuda Bay layer using the 'Circles Collection Framelits' and lastly, I added some sparkle with Dazzling Details to his fur trim on his coat and hat (it's hard to see in the photo, but it's there!).

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Santa's List [wood: 131808 - $19.95; clear: 131811 - $15.95]
Be Very Merry [wood: 132815 - $8.95]
Circles Collection Framelits [130911 - $32.95]
Real Red 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon [126875 - $6.75]
Dazzling Details [124117 - $3.25]
Hope you like my Santa card, Be Very Merry and Happy Stamping :)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Halloween Happiness Scrapbook Page!

Hello... my share for today is a scrapbook page that I will put into a frame. When the 'Holiday Happiness' catalogue came out in August, the first thing I knew I had to have was the 'Halloween Happiness Stamp'. Not only is that jack-o-lantern just so stinkin' cute - I love the sentiment below... Halloween Happiness.

This sentiment is very fitting for me as I got married on Halloween and just had my 4th Wedding Anniversary a couple of weeks ago. We've been together for 11 years and I must say that I have a wonderful husband, he's the person I enjoy spending my time with the most... he is my best friend! I love him to pieces and hope that we'll always be happy together :)
There is a great photo from our Fall~Halloween inspired wedding with his parents, his grandparents, my parents and both of us. I never thought I'd see the day where both my parents would be in the same place together, let alone be in a photo and look happy - I love this photo and I love everyone in it! 

First I started by cutting piece of the 'Sweater Weather' designer series papers, I absolutely love this paper, all the beautiful fall colours (it's my favourite season, wonder why?!) Once I had my Sweater Weather papers adhered to a base piece of cardstock I then stamped a bunch of the pumpkin images by colouring the pumpkin portion of the stamp with a Pumpkin Pie and the stem with an Always Artichoke Stampin' Write markers. I then cut out the pumpkins..... which took a long time, but in my head this is how I envisioned this page would look so I kept on cutting!

 I still wanted the Halloween Happiness sentiment to appear on my page so I coloured the greeting portion of the stamp with an Early Espresso Stampin' Write marker and stamped and using the 'Chalk Talk' framelits cut it out. It still needed something so I punched a 1" Circle of Early Espresso and attached a 'Very Vintage' button to the punched circle with Whisper White Baker's Twine.

This page really shows off these beatifully stunning fall papers and this adorable stamp - which means more for me since I really did find my Halloween Happiness.


For my leaves - I used the 'Magnificent Maple' single stamp. To get the multi-coloured look I used Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie inks and a sponge daubers. I inked up my daubers and added each ink colour starting with the lightest, Crushed Curry until the entire stamp was covered with ink, then I gave a good huff and stamped onto Whisper White. I then cut out the leaves and attached to the lower right corner of my page. I added some small strips of Always Artichoke which I curled with my scissors for a bit more interest to the page.

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Magnificient Maple [wood: 131868 - $11.95]
Halloween Happiness [wood: 131859 - $11.95]
Sweater Weather DSP [132184 - $13.50]

 Happy stamping, happy fall!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Sweater Weather Curly Cute Wreath and some of my furry friends!

Hello on this lovely fall day. I've been so busy prepping for our annual Bazaar at my work - I did manage to sneak some time in on the weekend to create some projects for myself! I made this super adorable curly paper wreath using the 'Sweater Weather' Designer Series papers. I LOVE these papers, the fall colours are so lovely...

 I made the bow with the 'Burlap' ribbon, since the burlap doesn't have a wire in it, I got creative in how I assembled it.
I cut a 10" length, three 8" lengths, one 6" length and a 2" length. Then I cut two more 10" pieces for the bow 'tails'. To assemble I made loops with the ribbon... I attached each end to make my loop, then using hot glue in the center to make the loop into 2 like a bow. I repeated for the 3-8" lengths, the 1-6" length, and the 2" length, which was the very center of the bow. It appears as though it's one piece once it's completed.

I'd like to introduce you to some of my furr-babies... I love my babies, you'll probably see them appear on my blog from time to time since they're so stinkin' cute!!! 

Oscar and Tabitha

Some of my kitties were being so gosh-darn cute yesterday, I just had to take photos of them... They all get along so well, now if only my dog would behave! Have a great day!


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