December 22, 2012


Well it's been forever since I've posted anything.
 I've had a trip to Missouri to visit my daughter and grandchildren the week of Thanksgiving. I so miss them and wish they were closer to me. I returned home with horrible cold that turned into a sinus infection. That had me down for over two weeks.... which ended up bothering my teeth!  That lead me to making a dentist appointment, (later today) and then I found out my dentist retired and some other dentist purchased his practice.... hmmmm.  Wonder what surprises that will bring?
Anyway to make a long story short...  I did have a few card classes since my last post, however,  I'm just too dang lazy to write all the details. I just decided to post some of the cards (that I photographed) that we did  at my Nov and Dec classes and few that are being kitted up for the New Year.  I'm just posting the cards with very little explanation.
Core'dination paper was used to make the wood background. 
I saw how Brian King used the new ornament stamps upside down as hot air balloons. 
Sponging over the neutrals paper brings out the embossed design on this specialty paper. 
Variations using Real Red, Pacific Point and Soft Suede inks. 
Made totally with paper scraps and the layout was a CASE from Mary Fish. My gal pal saw a "bird"  so she went with that! Too funny.

I think I had a thing for music notes... must be all the Christmas music! 
 Two card for January class using two cute embossing folders that I received from my sweet friend Nancy Lempinen who happens to be the mother of my up-line. You can see her fabulous creations here at Nanc's Niche of Stampin'.  
Well that's a look at what's been cookin' around here. 
 I hope you enjoy viewing them and I'll see everyone in the New Year! 

November 8, 2012

Watercooler Llamas Falliday HOP

Hi there everyone!
Are you having some FUN looking at all the fabulous projects on our "Fall-i-Days Christmas Blog HOP"? 
If you are following the HOP from the beginning, you have arrived from Debbie's blog!!! I can't believe it, I set this post up a month ago to post on the 8th, but..... I forgot to go back  link the Previous and NEXT -blog. in the HOP .
I was happy to find out I can still participate. Yeah!
Now on to my projects.
My first project is a card for Thanks more than 'Thanksgiving' but here it is.
This card uses the "Perfectly Preserved" stamp set and matching "Cannery" framelit dies, as well as the "Window Frames Collection" framelit dies.
I pierced the corners of the Window framelit mats with the matching paper piercing template in the "Festive" pack. I think it gives interest to the focal point.
Here is a peek at the inside.
My next project is a Christmas card made with the "Cold and Cuddly" set (retired) that I still think is just adorable.
I used the new IN color cardstock Raspberry Ripple  for the card base and Pool Party cardstock for matting my focal point. The focal point is stamped from "Cold and Cuddly" (ret) stamp set in pool party and raspberry ripple inks.
 I gave my polar bear a teal rhinestone eye, and a raspberry ripple hat.
I die cut two snowflakes from the new Sizzix die "Snowflake" from pool party CS and
added some bling with rhinestone centers. Then I really jazzed it up with some dazzling diamonds on the iceberg and snowflakes.
Here's a peek at the inside.
My last card is another Christmas theme using the "Scentsational Season" set and matching "Holiday Collection" framelit dies. Here's my card.
I embossed the whisper white background with the "Northern Flurries" embossing folder and dotted the snowflake centers with dazzling diamonds..
I also embossed the mittens from the "Mitten Builder" punch with the "Petals a Plenty" embossing  
folder and popped up with dimensionals.
The peek at the inside shows the "Heart of Christmas" single stamp.

Well that's it for me and I hope you enjoyed my projects for the HOP !

Now you can move along the HOP to Jackie's blog by clicking the icon below.

Or you can return to view Debbie's projects at the Previous blog by clicking the icon below.
 Now ENJOY the HOP!


October 21, 2012

Bootiful Witch Broom Treats!

I know this is a little late for Halloween projects, but I had to show you the cute Witches Broom Tootsie Roll treats I made for my grandkids and scrapper friends. I saw this tut on Dawn Griffith's blog and I thought they were adorable!
The tags were made with the stamp set "Bootiful Occasions". I cut the sentiments away from the boots so I can use with more than one stamp.  I used the sentiment for the tag here.
Here's a peek at the treat in broom made with natural coffee filters. So easy!
I changed up the colors of each one just a little. I think I got carried away!
I ended up with this whole bin of them plus the ones in the photo!
I think I'll take some to work for my friends with small children and also my boss who has 3 little goblins. Think they'll earn some brownie points?
Thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment and let me know what you think.


October 7, 2012

Cup of Joy [Paper Players #116]

Wow! I can't believe I have a second post today!
My post is for LeAnne's theme challenge "Cup of Joy" at The Paper Players. 
 Here's my "Cup of Joy" card.
I used a crumb cake base layered with the holiday DSP ..."Be of Good Cheer". I stamped a piece of Very Vanilla with the sentiment from "Sassy Salutations" and one from my stash.
I stamped a few items from the "Scentsational Season" set on the VV layer (gingerbread boy and steam), then die cut the mug and candy cane with the new framelit dies. I distressed an oval of red for my saucer, then popped the cup up for dimension.
It's hard to see in the photo but I also made a slit in the mug and tucked the candy cane right inside.
A few red rhinestones decorate the gingerbread boy and mug.
Here's a peek at the inside.
Hope you liked my "Cup of Joy" card.
Please leave a comment and tell me what you think.

CASE Study 2

Hi there. Yes it's been a while since I've posted anything new, but my brain seems to be on overload lately. I've been working out of state a lot and have also had some personal issues going on, so my MO JO has been a NO SHOW. Know what I mean?
So with that being said, I did want to 'make' some things and I decided just to CASE a few of the wonderful projects I saw in a magazine or while blog surfing. I changed a each one just a tad to make it my own, but not too much, and I really like how all of them turned out. I always feel a little guilty when I CASE, but not enough to stop me! Here are a few I did this weekend.
Cased from Mary Fish using the new framelit dies and Polka Dot DSP. I die cut my card using an A2 size piece of CS making a larger portion at the top which is solid.
A favorite from Ann Schach using French Foliage fussy cut, Word Play and a retired stamp set as well as the new Orchard Harvest DSP. I used different inks and stamp set for the background.
I CASED this Fall beauty from Mike Funke using the Perfectly Preserved set and Orchard Harvest DSP. I only wrapped the focal point with ribbon and changed the sentiment piece.
Last but not least a card I saw in the latest Paper Crafts magazine but I added a jingle bell bow.
Well that's it for now. I think I may use some of these for my next class.
Thanks everyone for the inspiration.

September 21, 2012

Harvest Table Favors

Hi everyone. 
I have to travel out of state for work (again) and I haven't posted in a while so before I leave I decided to make a quick post to show my next class table favors. I have thing for table favors...ya think? 

I made my little jars using the "Perfectly Preserved" stamp set and matching dies. I just love this set, don't you?
I used several different fabrics to cover the die cut lids and tied with twine. 
The sentiment is from "Itty Bitty Banners" and cut with matching dies.

They each contain 4 Hershey's Nuggets covered with some SU DSP belly-bands from a past mini. 
I think the girls will love these little cuties... right? 

September 3, 2012

Leaves or Trees { PP#111 Trees challenge}

Today's post is for The Paper Players theme challenge {PP#111) and Jaydee's choice for the theme is  Leaves or Trees. Here is my card. 
The trees are actually on last years DSP [retired] that matches the stamp set "Christmas Lodge".   A few snowflakes with pretty pearl centers surround the sentiment from "Occasions Alphabet"
The sentiment is topped with a pair of mittens which were punched with the NEW "Mitten Builder" punch and held together with bakers twine. 
Thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment. 

August 31, 2012

Perfectly Preserved

A quick post to show a few more projects using the new "Perfectly Preserved" stamp set and matching dies and also the new woodgrain embossing folder. The little treat holder is from a tut I saw on Kay Kalthoff's blog. So cute!  Here is my projects.
This will be a class card next week. 
I used fabric on the jar lid and tied with baker's twine. 
After I embossed the 'cordination' DSP I sanded it a little to really make the core show up. 
A quick peek at the inside. 

Here is the treat holder which makes a cute "thank you" or "table favor" that I found on Kay's blog. 
Here a view of the back of the jar treat holder. 
Kay's looked so much cuter with 4 Hershey's nuggets inside, wrapped with DSP belly bands, but I didn't have any nuggets on hand and wanted to use this a "thank you" for an order, so I wrapped two small candy bars instead. 
Well thanks so much for stopping by!
Please leave a comment and let me know what you think. 

August 19, 2012

Perfect Fall Pears

Today's post is for The Paper Players challenge #109 "Paper Piecing". For my card I used a few of the new items in the Holiday mini: the "Perfectly Preserved" stamp set and "Framelit Dies" to match, as well the "Friendship Preserves" stamp set.  Here's my card. 
It's really hard to see the jar in the photo, but I also shadowed it with some baja breeze ink. I die cut some extra pears and the jar top and covered with "International Bazaar" DSP and "Spiced Cake" fabric for the piecing elements.

The pears use both the DSP and fabric and 
fabric on the lid, then tied with some bakers twine. I popped both  the pears and jar lid with dimensionals. 
I stamped the sentiment with Friendship Preserves stamp and popped it up as well. 

Here's a peek at the inside. 
Thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment. 



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