Thursday, December 29, 2011

It's almost here!

The new mini will begin January 4 and I can't wait! It is sooooo full of new and great items! Here's another sneak peek at the Sweet Shop paper and the new Baker's twine.
Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Jake's First Dental Appt.

There's no stamping but I did paper piece the logo! It was Jake's first dental appointment. He did super great and 'no cavities' either! Performed like a trooper! The Percy sticker is the one the dentist gave him.
Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Monday, December 26, 2011

Getting Inky...

Here is another sneak peek at the new SU Sale-A-Brations. The paper is Everyday Enhancement with matching Brads. Pool Party Seam Binding accents the card. Stamp Sets used are Fresh Vintage (125117) and Outlinded Occasions (126016).
I used the Framelit Oval Embossing folder which is in the main Stampin' Up Catalog as well as being offered as a Sale A Brations folder! I love the paper and all things match so perfectly! Poppy Parade is the base with a Peach Parfait layer and Pool Party final layer.
Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Another Sneak Peek

This card is in the new Occasions Mini (a little different) but inspired by using Loving Thoughts 125845 and Take it to Heart as well as the new Edgelits and new Framelits.
Until next time!Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Saturday, December 24, 2011

The Reason for the Season...

What a great 'Reason for the Season'! I cased this lovely punch card by the very talented Geraldine Andrade at Mafer Creations. Today it speaks for itself.
Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Friday, December 23, 2011

The Versatile Blogger Award!

WOW - is what comes to mind by being chosen by Marti Crapo for 'The Versatile Blogger' award! Thank you, Marti! You can visit her creative blog at 'stampin with tea n me'. Be sure to take a few minutes to check out her blog list as well. ENJOY! The rules for the Versatile Blogger Award:
Send it along to 15 bloggers and let them know they have been awarded this blog award. There are so many great blogs out there and 15 will barely cover the fantastic ideas you can collect by surfing thru them! Each one is unique and has its own style.
Another requirement: Share 7 things about yourself. I have 7 beautiful and wonderful grandchildren and one grand-dog! Only two (and the dog) live close but they are all always in my heart!
My New Year's Resolution is to 'Work Smarter'. Well we'll see how that works out!
I want to start a card ministry at my church during 2012.
Surfing the internet always takes too much time and I have found if I DON'T, I create my own style more than 'CASE'ing' too much inspiration. But there are so many gorgeous projects out there!
As most avid stampers, I love Stampin' Up products and the fact that everything matches. I enjoy all my customers and hope to get some new ones this Spring to help develop my SU 'habit'! I worry too much!
Retirement is not what it is cracked up to be. You should be able to retire first then go to work in your 'golden' years. LOL
Well enough about me. I hope you will visit often and visit my nominations for the Versatile Blogger Award! Enjoy the links back to Marti.
Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Another Sneak Peek

This sneak peek is from the Gnome Sweet Gnome stamp set (12637) accented with the new pleated ribbon (Pear Pizzazz 125568)! I am not a Gnome lover but this set changed my mind. I know you will love it too. Can't wait till this new jam-packed mini Occasion debuts. Until next time!
The gingerbread card is a Kim Score CASE! It was so cute I could not resist! The head is the small oval punch and the hands are the 3/8" punch.
I hope by now everyone has the holiday all wrapped up and can relax and STAMP!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Packed for Birthday

Another Sneak Peak at the new stamp sets that can be purchased separately or bundled together from the new mini Occasions catalog! Bundled at a reduced price! The stamp I used is Packed for Birthday (125746) Watch for yours in the mail. If you don't receive one, please let me know and we'll get one to you.
The sentiment is from Perfectly Penned 122892 and I used the Big Top Birthday DSP 122348 for the background. BTW this is a 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 card and accented with one glimmer brad.
Now go get inky!
Until next time
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Vintage Sneak Peak

Another sneak peak at the Label Die cuts from Stampin Up in the new Occasions mini! I used Beau Chateau DSP (122357) and Side Notes to make this card (122379). I distressed it using Stampin Up's Tea Stain and the pleated ribbon is NEW in the Occasions mini. Don't you just love new ribbon! You have lots to add to your WISH LIST!
Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Monday, December 19, 2011

Another Rosette Use

To dress up your MUFFINS, use 1 1/2" x 12 strip and run thru the NEW SU Rosette Die and it is a muffin perfect fit! Great for any occasion!
Everyone at this time of year is trying to get all wrapped up for Christmas and prepare for the holidays. I want to wish everyone a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and remember - THE TRUE REASON FOR THE SEASON - Jesus' Birthday!
Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Tea Shoppe

Another Sneak Peak at the new mini-Occasions catty coming to you in January. I used the Paisley Petals Designer Paper as the background and the new Edgelits to decorate the bottom of the sheet. The stamps are from Tea Shoppe (125547) and you are going to just fall in love with all the new stamp sets in the mini! Look for yours in the mail soon!
Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Me & Elmo

This is the live Elmo Show my grandson went to at the Salem Civic Center. I know he really enjoyed it. He loves Elmo so much! (and trains). I only had these two picturs but it's for the memory!
Until next time!Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Sneak Peak Lamp Shade

What a great idea! I used the new Bigz XL Die Designer Rosette from Stampin Up (coming in January) and the Everyday Enchantment Designer Paper along with the new pleated ribbon from SU! The new Designer Paper is gorgeous and such super designs. I'm sure we'll find lots of uses for the new die!
All these things are debuting in January! I just had to try it and what a neat way to decorate for different occasions as well.
Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Friday, December 9, 2011

Another Sneak Peak

Another sneak peak from the new MINI coming out for January! This is the Reu Des Fleurs Stamp Set. It is soooo vintage! Love it. I used Not Quite Navy and Time Worn DSP. Thanks for stopping by and the new mini is CHOCKED full of new ideas and sets. Please leave a comment it makes my day!
Thanks, Nancy
Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Sneak Peak

Here's a sneak peak at two new stamp sets from the new MINI catalog coming in January! The background is a faux tile finish and is embossed. I cut the cup out and embossed it with clear embossing powder to give it that Dresden look. Rue Des Fleurs and Tea Shoppe are really great new sets and I love the 'big' tea cup!
Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Other Wraps

Using the packing paper again from Stampin' Up packages I made this wrap with the SU Holly Wheel! and added glitter to the holly berries! The other package was made using 2 envelopes, sealed, stamped and the ends removed and then inserted into the other! This gift if for my friend's little dog, Precious (don't worry) she does not have Internet!
My kitty was inspecting the dog's gift. I guess since it was bacon flavored, she thought maybe it was for her!!!
Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Two Shares Today

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas...
Time to make, create and WRAP!
The tag and wrapping I made for a box of cards made only from the Gently Falling Stamp Set and Spice Cake DSP! In fact, the little strip I put on the tag was ALL I had left of that pack of designer paper! It is just gorgeous paper.
I used the packing paper from Stampin Up boxes to make the wrapping paper by stamping it freely with the Gently Falling Stamp Set in all colors to match the DSP. I hope my friend likes it. The set of cards are in a box wrapped in that same paper and there are 12 cards all different sentiments.
The other share was inspired by the very talented Carole' Anne Sluchinski over at Stampin' Stress Away! I used the Mocha DSP and made four small thank you notes that fit in the Fancy Favor SU Die. It will make a neat little gift for someone and I have someone in mind that LOVES to give Thank You notes!
Just a reminder, if you ever need additional information about a project I post, please email me privately AND I really do appreciate any 'love' you send by commenting on my post.
Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Cracker Barrell

A dear friend of mine treated me to breakfast yesterday at Cracker Barrell. I needed a gift for another friend so I bought a gift card and came up with this way to give it to her! I used an envelope (3.5 x 5) (also my friend gave to me to recycle. Thanks Debbie) ANYWHOOOO I made this barrell using the oval frame die from Stampin Up and the Woodgrain Background Stamp! and the gift card JUST FITS!
I also took the bag and lined the envelope and made the base for the barrell to 'sit' on. Hope you like it. Great for male or female gift cards!
Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Work Bench Card Holder

I purchased this tutorial from Lorri Heiling. Is it not the cutest way to give a gift card from Home Depot or Lowes! It is so neat. I made this one for a friend of mine. Doesn't have to be for Christmas - great for birthday, shop teacher, Father's Day, etc. The little drawer opens to display the card.
Please check out her blog for more patterns.
Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Jingle Album

WOW this is the kit that I won from Sunny Stampin' Inc (Andrea Walford) and the Paper Crafter's Library. I participated in the Makeover Monday a few weeks ago. Life just caught up with me and I was just able to complete the project. I was so honored and excited to win such a great prize!
I must tell you - The instructions were SUPERB and very EASY to follow. The kit was complete to make this great Christmas Album and believe me I will be making more for other occasions. I think this kit is still available on Andrea's website, so check it out! It is gorgeous and would make a great gift for ANYONE on your list!!
Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Another Stocking

What a cute way to use your Stocking Die - Hobby Horse. Makes a good gift card holder or just a decoration, card, etc. I used the wide (1.5") Stampin' Up Twill Tape raveled for the mane. The 'stocking' was cut using Soft Suede. I have seen this several places on the internet but this was inspired by Michelle Suit. Too cool and not necessarily for Christmas!
I had a candy cane as a stick for the horse BUT my 2-year old grandson found it first! LOL
Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Another CASE

I made the turkey last year but wanted to make one to keep in my stash so here it is another great creation by Kim Score!
A miscellaneous picture page of Jacob for his album. He was singing and eating M&M's, one of his favorite foods but I have to convince him it is NOT a food Group!
The ice skating card is too cute as well. I have seen these skates several places on the 'net and had to make a pair using the stocking punch from SU! The strings are the white baker's twine and I used the silver pen to color the blades.
Have a great day and it is beautiful here in Virginia!
Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'
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