Friday, December 31, 2010

CCCC 62- and another Sneak Peek!

Beautiful colors this week at Curtain Call! Make me think of Spring off in the distant

future...



Stamps: Bliss (Available January 25 for FREE during Sale A Bration!)

Ink and Paper: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Springtime Vintage DSP (available Jan 4 in the Occasions Mini)

Other: 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Victorian Trim, Antiqu Brad, Basic Pearls, Big SHot, Just Tags Sizzlet, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Sponges



Don't forget as you look forward that I have a fabulous Valentines Project Planner available!






Thursday, December 30, 2010

It's been a very productive day!

I received an award from one of my very favorite blogs, Paper Pal Arts. Best Dressed of 2010. Wowzers! Thanks PPA Team. I am honored to say the least!

Yesterday, Hubby and I decided to paint the palyroom. It's a discusting place where my children do things I don't even want to know about. If boys are grosser/messier than girls, I could not even imagine! These girls are slobs!

So, anyway, "painting" snowballed into many other things. One being the "Gallery Wall." I've been wanting a special place to show my kids artwork for a while. I am raising a house full of artist and their art work is piling up! Luckily, I had all these things around the house. Hubby put up the trim and I applied the "Create" Decor Element I had originally ordered for my office, but has sat in the corner for 6 months. It was perfect for this wall!

That's their new art space below the wall!



The ribbon is, of course, my favorite ribbon ever! SU's 1 1/4" Grossgrain Night of Navy and Marina Mist.



The other wall has these cute polkadots. A sunday school room at our church has big polka dots and I've always wanted to do them! I gathered several lamp shades from around the house and traced them right on the wall. I hand painted them in . The colors are, Whisper White, Night of Navy, Marina Mist... OK, not really, but that was what I wanted them to be! LOL! This quote is from a local craft store.

So, this makes post # 3 for me today! See what happens when I am not working! I get lots of fun stuff done!

SCIC31- Happy New Year!

Are you ready for New Years? We are over at Stampin' Celebration!

I am using a new stamp set that will only be available during Stampin' Up's upcomming promotion, Sale A Bration! And, the best part... IT'S FREE!

Stamps:Bliss
Ink and Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Whisper White
Other: Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Vintage Tags, Twine, Basic Rhinestones, Stampin Dimensionals

It's hard to see in the first picture, but I stamped one of the decrotive images in Cherry Cobbler.


And, another on the Vintage tag.
Hope you can join us at Stampin' Celebration this week!

Don't forget about the Filled With Love Promotion and my FREE Project Planner! Now is a great time to take advantage of it. You need plenty of time to prepare for the next holiday!





Create With Connie and Mary #131- Let it SNOW!

This week's challenge at Create With Connie and Mary is a theme challenge: SNOW! Fitting for many of you in the North East. But not here! I wore flip flops when I went to Michaels today...sigh.. A little winter would be nice...

While sitting in Starbucks (*YUM*) I was struck with inspiration for this weeks card! It's a little punch art.. Hope you can tell what she is doing!


See the cup? Yea, well, mine didn't come out exactly like it, but I think its cute!

Punches used: Skirt-Cupcake punch (NEW available Jan 4!), Shoes- Small Heart, Arms- Large Oval, Hair- Owl, Mouth- Slot, Nose- Cupcake, Face- 1" circle ( I think...)
Chest and legs were hand cut. All paper is Marina Mist and Whisper White.
Stamps: Apple Blossom (sentiment), Northern Hearts
Other: Dazzling Diamonds, Basic Rhinestones, Candy Cane fabric.
Hope you will join us this week at Create With Connie and Mary!

Don't forget about the Filled With Love Promotion and my FREE Project Planner! Now is a great time to take advantage of it. You need plenty of time to prepare for the next holiday!





Tuesday, December 28, 2010

It's good to have Friends...

I have a sweet boy in my class who mailed me an apology note right after the winter break began. The last day of school was filled with chaos as you can imagine, and he had an unusually bad day. So, he mailed me a very sweet apology note.

I knew I had to write him back! I wanted to acknowledge his apology but also give him the thrill of receiving something in the mail! Now, when your 7, you can't really appreciate a handmade card, but I made him one anyway! LOL! It's hard making a card for a 7 year old boy!







There he is again! I can't get enough of this owl! He is part of one of the Sale A Bration Sets that is FREE!!!!!
Stamps: Punch Pals, Smarty Pants
Ink and Paper: Real Red, Tempting Turquise, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Play Date DSP
Other: Big Shot, Nestabilities, Decrotive Label Punch, twine, Stampin Markers, Designer Buttons, Two Step Bird Punch


I used this sketch from the always fun Card Patterns.



Don't forget about the Filled With Love Promotion and my FREE Project Planner! Now is a great time to take advantage of it. You need plenty of time to prepare for the next holiday!



Monday, December 27, 2010

CQC64- Look Whoooooos here!



Hello!! Hope everybody had a fabulous Christmas! We sure did. Christmas is amazing when you have three little ones. So, now I am trying to get organized! Not only do I have a million toys to try to get together, I am also reorgonizing my SB room! AHHHH!!
This card features a new stamp from a Sale A Bration set. Do you know about Sale A Bration?? It's the best time all year to be a SU fan! For every $50 you spend, you get to choose a FREE stamp! Yes, thats right...FREE!! And, this cute little owl guy is part of a new set you can choose called Punch Punch. It coordinates with the Two Step Owl Punch!
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Punch Bunch
Ink and Paper: Real Red, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzaz, Whisper White, Springtime Vintage DSP
Other: Two Step Owl Punch, Designer Buttons, Pear Pizzaz Ribbon, Scallop Trim Border Punch, thread, Stampin' Sponges
My inspirations colors came from this week's Color Q!
We had a little bit of drama on Christmas Eve... While jumping on her old crib matress that was on the floor (we had JUST gotten her real bed the day before!), there was a "collision" of sorts involving #2 and #3. The result was #3 biting all the way through her lower lip. It was really bad.... But fortunatly, I have a wonderful mom in my class who is a pedi and I called her for some advice. She saved us from spending Christmas Eve in the ER!



But, as you can see, Christmas Eve was still wonderful. The anticipation was almost painful! They just couldn't WAIT!

And, Santa was worth the wait! He was very good to them this year!


Don't forget as you look forward that I have a fabulous Valentines Project Planner available!




And coming in January... a special Sale A Bration Class... Stay tuned! It's the best group of projects I've ever made... well, at least I think so!! ;-)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Create With Connie and Mary #130

It's Thursday, and that means another wonderful challenge at Create With Connie and Mary. This week, they offer a simple and cute sketch!
I again chose to use a set that will be available January 4 in the SU Occasions Mini Catalog. Sew Suite is quickly becomming my new favorite stamp set!

Stamps: Sew Suite, Filled WIth Love
Ink and Paper: DSP- Temting Turquise, Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzaz, Whisper White (all from color stacks), Staz On Black
Other: Rich Razzleberry Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Small Oval Punch, Stampin Dimensionals.

Now it's your turn. You probably have a long weekend hopefully with some time to relax. Get crafty and show us what you come up with! Happy Christmas Eve Eve!



Tuesday, December 21, 2010

FTL121- Love is in the Air!

A Clean and Simple sketch for ya today. Always so easy to work with!


Stamps:Valentine Defined
Ink and Paper: Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Other: Big Shot, Tasteful Trim, Pretty in Pink Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, twine, Designer Buttons, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Round Tab Punch, Unibal Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals

JAI #48- Sew Suite Sneak Peak

I am so over Christmas. This happens to me every year. I hit a wall and suddenly can't stomach another thing Christmas! Kinda sad, I know! So, in my craft room, I have put away all the holiday stamps and am moving on to new things. That includes my new stamps from the upcoming Occasions Catalog and the Sale A Bration Catalog!

Today, I am using the sketch at Just Add Ink.


I can't get enough of this new vintage sewing stuff. I just love it! The colors are to die for and the images are so much fun! The embosslit creates paper buttons that are so much fun! I can see this one being used for years and years!

I stamped my sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes right on the ribbon using Staz On. That's a fun way to include a sentiment!
Stamps: Sew Suite, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink and Paper: Staz On Black, Melon Mambo, So Saffron, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Sweet Stitches DSP
Other: Big Shot, Sweet Buttons Embosslet, Melon Mambo Pom Pom Trim, Stick Pin, thread,
Stampin Dimensionals.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Filled With Love Bundle and FREE Class to go!

Stampin' Up has come up with a fabulous bundle just in time for Valentines! Yes, I know, its almost Christmas, but I am so ready to move on already! LOL!

This bundle includes the stamp set called Filled with Love and 12 sheets of exclusive Love Patterns Designer Series Paper. When you buy the bundle, SU throws in a pack of clear mini buttons for FREE! Below are the prices for wood mount or clear mount bundles:

Filled with Love is currently in the Holiday Mini Catalog which will only be available through Jan 3. But, with this promotion, you will still be able to get the stamp set!

The paper comes in four patterns and two colors, Pretty in Pink and Real Red. 12 double sided pages are included.



And, they throw in a FREEBIE : Bitty Buttons! These also coordinate with the bitty punches if you happen to have those!

To sweeten the deal, I have come up with 10 projects featuring everything in this kit! I had so much playing with these products! You will receive this FREE when you purchase the bundle form me!
The Project Planner includes step by step directions and full color pictures of 2 cards, 2 Bags, and 6 candy treats. These are perfect if you have kids who have Valentine Exchanges, for co workers, neighbors, family...the possibilities are endless!

The projects are simple enough for kids to do along with you. They use simple tools and supplies. Many of the things I use can be substituted with supplies you have on hand. Also, you will receive 12 sheets of DSP in your bundle. To create one of each above, I used less that 4 full sheets! You will be able to make countless projects with what comes in your bundle!
The Project Planner is FREE when you purchase one of the stamp bundles directly from me at my Stampin' Up Website. I will email them to you as soon as I receive your order.
Also, I am offering an ad on. If you want the exact ribbon and card stock I use in the projects above, I will send them to you for an additional $5. See the Pay Pal link below.
If you already own these products and just want the Project Planner, I am selling those for $8. The Pay Pal link for those are below as well.

Project Supply Add On



Project Planner Only






To order the Bundle, Click HERE to order directly from my website.

If you are interested in adding things to your order, email me for a complete supply list. Again, these projects can be made using the supplies included in the bundle, but there are also specific tools I used. These can be substituted with things you already have, but if your interested in specifics, email me!

Snow Buddy

Need a last minute gift? Well, this guy is super simple to make. I've seen him around the web and made him for my Secret Santa.


He is a simple box with a few punched shapes. Very simple directions can be found HERE. I filled him with what I am now referring to Crack Corn.... Or the classy version is Microwave Carmel Corn... LOL!
I've been busy this weekend creating a new Valentine Treats Class to go. It has TEN projects in it and has fabulous ideas for kid's valentines, office treats, or even fun stuff for your friends! It will be free with the purchase of a fantastic bundle... Details to come tomorrow...See you then!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Scrapbook Saturday and a Sneak Peek


It's Saturday and the first day of vacation for me! Woot Woot! I used another fabulous sketch from Sketch Thursday! Check them out, they rock!
I used all brand new SU supplies today...shhh....it's all a secret! The stamps and paper will be available in the upcomming Occasions Mini Catalog!



Isn't it cute stuff??? I loved this set for the sweet pictures of my daughter I took at the American Doll Store.

See those buttons? They are paper! They were made using a new ebosslet and my Big Shot. So many possibilities I'm telling ya! Oh, and check out the pom pom trim!! I need to buy this stuff in bulk! Get ready to see lots of that here on my blog!

The dressform is so cute! And that thread... Its a stamp! I wrapped it in real thread! I. LOVE. THIS. SET. More than anything in a long time.....
Hope your Saturday is Scrappy!! :-)





Friday, December 17, 2010

Stationary Tin

I have a wonderful mom at school that comes once a week and does what ever I need. And, she does beautiful work when I ask her to create something for me! I wanted to make a special gift for to let her know how much I appreciate her.



I found this cute tin at a garge sale that had been a smores gift set. It was purfect to repurpose in my craft room! I didn't need to spray it because it was already red! You could use any old lunch box type tin or purchase one from a local craft store. I used paper from the Love Letter DSP Set (117162). I covered the front and back with the polkadot pieces. I used coordinating paper from the same set to make the simple holiday cards. The tags and cards were made using Tags Till Christmas Stamp Set (120847/121169) and Real Red ink (103133). The 3 X3 cards also use a tag from the same stamp set but I used Old Olive (100079) and Early Espresso (119670) Stampin' Write Markers for these. I thought this idea would make a nice gift for a friend or coworker. You could even personalize it with a monogram on each card and tag.


I am officially on Christmas Break. All I want to do is lock myself in my craft room. Think my kids will allow that?? Ha.. yea right...
See ya tomorrow!