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Thursday, August 30, 2012

CD Clock

This is a clock I made for the Seaside Crafters Group. I embossed and brayered the CD and stamped Lovely As  a Tree (127795) using Stazon Ink. If you have not purchased that stamp, I suggest you do...it will be a Stampin' Up Classic! Great addition to your craft room/area and makes a super gift.

This works great using the printable CD's and you can also get ones you can light scribe using your computer DVD player (new DVD players)

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Frightening Feline

This neat Halloween card was done using the Frightening Feline 128105 and cut out with the Window Frame Framelits matted with Basic Black and Basic Gray cardstock. The Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Paper was printed from My Digital Studio 2+ (126906 - Item # incase you don't have MDS). Base card was Pumpkin Pie matted with Basic Black and Basic Gray accented using the new Basic Gray Satin Stripped ribbon 127837; buttons non-SU. The background was embossed with the Spider Web Embossing Folder.

I know it seems a bit early but it will be here before you know it! then Thanksgiving and Christmas all too soon. So let's get stampin'

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Test Post

This is a test post to try some new settings. Talk about relaxed!!!

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Glittery Santa

This cute little Santa was inspired by one Valita make for her blog (Valita's Fresh Folds)! He is so cute and I really enjoyed using all that glitter. He is such a fun Santa! Hers was a little different but I did the best I could. He's still CUTE! He's a tall drink of water so he fits a #10 Business Envelope!

PS She has an instructional Video on her Blog!

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Monday, August 27, 2012

Toxic Treats

Playing with MDS 2+ I printed the paper for this Toxic Treat Box as well as the Witch from Toxic Treats! The catalog item #'s (in case you don't use MDS)  Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP 126906 - Toxic Treat Stamp Set 127901.

I cut the box from Fancy Favor Bigz Die 115965 and used the 2nd Labels Framelit 125598 to cut the opening for the vellum printed Witch! You can fill the box with treats or a battery operated tea light. The treats are all tied up using the nfew 1/2" Strip Satin Ribbon! Too cute!

If you haven't tried My Digital Studio 2+ - now's the time. You can try it FREE for 30 Days - Click Here for details!

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Challenge 187

Challenge 187
Too Cool To Use!

I love the new Christmas Designer Paper and the color combination!
Merry Minis - 127919
Winter Memories 127937
Scallop Square 119884
Punch Pack 126882
1" Square punch 124094
This week's challenge is one that really hits home for me. Like many others, I am a craft product HOARDER!  I order stuff because it's sooo cute or sooo pretty, and then I never open it because I don't want to use it all up and not have it when the "perfect project" comes along.

So this week, that EXACTLY what we challenge you to do!  Go get that sparkly paper, or those expensive buttons, or the super cute ribbon you ordered and now haven't used.  It's time to use it!

You know the drill:  cards, scrapbook pages, altered items, MDS projects, or anything else you can think of is ALWAYS WELCOME!

Need some inspiration?  Check out the design team's samples HERE.

Then when you get your project created, upload it HERE so we can all see your fabulous work!


Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Flower Tag Punch

I saw this cute flower somewhere and I lost the blog address ... it was made from the Tag Punch and I used the Petite Tag Punch that is now retired! The base card is Calypso Coral with a hint of Island Indigo. International Bazaar is the DSP under the flower (126920). I used InColor DSP (122384) for the flower and sentiment  from Wacky Wishes (hostess - 126412). Apothacary Accents Framelit 127003 was used to cut out and frame the sentiment!

Next time I should have stamped the Happy Birthday in Island Indigo. 

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Friday, August 24, 2012

Another Push Pop

These little plastic push pop containers seem to be the going thing! My cyber friend, Regina at Workin' out the Inks blog, made this Ssanta push pop! I made one for your Halloween treats! I wanted to share both our 'creations' with you. They are great for craft fairs, school treats, party treats and can be used over and over!

Too cute! 

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Try that Technique

Good Mornin' Ladies:

Today's Technique Junkie Try that Technique Thursday features the Block-Collage Technique featured in the February/March 2009 Newsletter. It is such a lovely technique and really makes your focal point 'pop'!

Come play along - check it out on Technique Junkies Blogspot! The winner's entry will be posted on the Technique Junkie Group Homepage.

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Thanksgiving Centerpiece

What a great way to welcome 'Family' at Thanksgiving! These letters were part of an experiment from Seaside Crafters and I thought I would share them on my blog. They make a good Thanksgiving Centerpiece for the middle of your table or your buffet sidebar.

I love the Orchard Harvest DSP 126895, Cannery Set Framelits 127822 and Perfectly Preserved Stamp Set 126692; it just matches so well. AND Stampin' Up hit a homerun by bundling the Framlit & Stamp Set at a big savings - 129944. Hope you like it and these products can be found on Page 29 of the Occasions Mini Catalog!

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A Few Shares...

Since I did not post much last week I thought I would share this with you.

Every month Technique Junkies has a Just One Swap and this month I was fortunate enough to be partnered with Denise Taylor from New Zealand! She sent me this beautiful card made using the "embossed puzzle" technique featured in the August/September 2012 Technique Junkie Newsletter. If you have never investigated this fabulous blog and considered joining, please go HERE and check it out. Thank you, Denise for such a lovely card.

This was for LAST week's Late Night Stampers Challenge. I shared on the message board but neglected to post to my blog. The challenge was to make anything 'Back to School'. This is a notebook covered for your notes or just a journal of your school year!

Let's get stampin'!

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Monday, August 20, 2012


Inspiration can come from anywhere! A friend of mine brought me this catalog ad because it inspired her. So the card I made was inspired by the ad! I love the color combo of Early Expresso and Baja Breeze with a touch of Very Vanilla. The 'weeds' were embossed with white embossing powder and the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes 127802 (I love that set and a must have for any stamper) Butterflies brought to you by Stampin' Up's Beautiful Wings Sizzlit 118138.

I am sorry I have not posted much this week but LIFE has gotten in the way! I hope to do a little better. Stop by often and get stampin'!

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Challenge 186 - Back to School

This is a printers tray painted black and decorated with the Stampin' Up Storytime 126907 Designer paper which was a PERFECT fit. I made this for my grandson who is not in school yet but will be one day and it is a great way to display events, occasions and special times at school. Back to School is the Challenge 186 for this week at Late Night Stampers.

I used little wooden books, punchies, and lots of 3D items. Enjoy!

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Monday, August 13, 2012

Odd Shaped Card Sizes

Need an odd size envelope? I ran across this neat video by Mike Funke (and YES he is a Stampin' Up Demo) that explains how to make an envelope to fit almost any card you have! Enjoy and visit Mike's Blog for other videos and he does some really great cards!

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Christmas Treat

Another treat made using your old button & brad containers from Stampin' Up. I made this one for Christmas to give all your kids (and adults)! Just drill a small hole in the side of the container,  insert a Wilton Candy stick and put a 'blog' of hot glue on the inside to secure the stick and VOILA' perfect for filling with Christmas goodies!

Your 2 1/2" circle punch (120906) is a perfect fit and then build your decoration from there. Add some ribbon for accent and there you have it, such a neat treat! I just love the new SU sweater trim!

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Mittens, mittens...

Mittens, mittens...whose got the mittens? Love the new mitten punch by Stampin' Up and the new tablet style  Designer Paper. I know SU listens to its customers. I have had ladies ask for the tablet style paper for a long time! I also used the new Core'dinations paper and then rubbed it with Cherry Cobbler to make it pop!

Cold & Cuddly sentiment (retired)
Island Indigo & Cherry Cobbler cardstock
Festival of Prints 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 sheets - 126904
Apothecary Framelit 127003
Mitten Builder Punch 127824
Scallop oval punch 
Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twin 123125
Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon 122974
Early Expresso Core-dinations paper 127848

To order these products, please email me or CLICK HERE to order online! And while you are there be sure to check out the CLEARANCE RACK - fabric has been added for only .99 cents! What a steal!

Until next time! 
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Friday, August 10, 2012

How to Fix Your InkPad!

How many times has this happened to you? I have had it happen lots of times and this is the easiest way to fix this problem!!! Thanks to Laura Milligan and her YouTube video!

I hope you NEVER have to know this but if you do, it is soooo helpful and saves lots of frustration.

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

New Paper!

I had to try out the new Core'dinations Card Stock. I used Early Expresso 127848 with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder 127821! The Owl Builder Punch 118074 created the cute little owl inside the tree! The Daffodil Delight cardstock just accents the whole card.

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Quick Post

Just a quick post to show off the new Stampin' Up Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags!  128152 - Mini-catalog! You get 25 tags (5 each of 5 designs) They can be used for your Christmas giving OR even nice on a greeting card! Check it out! and add to your wish list. How cool and quick is that!

Oh the inside says 'Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!'

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Monday, August 6, 2012

Christmas Packaging

Pre-made Box (SU used to carry these)
Ornament Keepsakes 128051
Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt 127832
1/4" Sweater Trim 129938; 127838; 129937
Gumball Green and Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink

Such a neat way to give a gift to someone special!

Challenge 184 Late Night Stampers - This challenge ended yesterday but I wanted to post this neat bag on my blog! Quick, easy and any kid would love it!

With all this heat, stay in the A/C and STAMP!

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Challenge 184

I was inspired by a page I saw on Amy Celona's blog. She posted tons of convention pictures so if you did not go to convention you can browse all the photos for inspiration! Come play along!

Convention CASE

Create a card, scrapbook page, 3 D item, or any other idea you can come up with using an idea from the 2012 Convention. If you weren't able to attend this year, then CASE something from someone's blog who DID attend! I'm sure you've already seen TONS of samples and pictures of display boards.

I just love this 12 x 12 Page and the pictures go inside the flower punches!

Need some inspiration? Check out the design team samples HERE.
Upload your samples HERE

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Booooo - Pop

After seeing this on Becky Robert's Inking Idaho blog, I had to CASE it... what a great idea! Use your empty brad and button boxes from Stampin' Up and drill a hole to put a Wilton Lollipop stick (securing with hot glue). What a super Halloween treat!

I used the new Googly Ghouls Stamp Set 128063
2 1/2" Circle Punch fits perfectly 120906
2 3/8" Scallop Punch (Black) 118874
A piece of Black dotted ribbon124145 to accent and a BOOOOO tag made using the Modern Label Punch 119849!
Voila' ... Oh yeah fill with your favorite Halloween Candy for such a great sweet treat!

To purchase any of these items, CLICK HERE to order online and have them delivered directly to your door!

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Friday, August 3, 2012

Mixed Media

This is my first attempt at Mixed Media on a 5 x 7 canvas. It was quite a challenge for me but I may try it again!

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Marked Rainbow

This is one of the cards I made for the new Technique Junkie (August) newsletter! The technique is called Marked Rainbow. Notice the background paper and it is gorgeous in real life. Hope you enjoy this card. Hop on over to Technique Junkies for more details on joining this fabulous group!

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'