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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Snowman Soup!

I saw this idea a while ago and I have been waiting for the right occaision to use it!  Who doesn't love "snowman soup"  (Hot Chocolate).  I think this will be a fun Christmas carolling treat. 

I designed the poem tag in "My Digital Studio".  I am loving Stampin'Up!'s digital
designing program!  All of the colors still coordinate when I print them on my home printer.

I used one sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 paper folded into a little tote bag.  It is scored on the 11in. side at 3/4", 4 1/2", 6 1/2", & 10 1/4".  Then scored on the 8 1/2in. side at 2" & 6 1/2".  Then scored diagonally on both of the 11in. sides at 2 1/2" & 8 1/2".

Inside is a bag filled with 1 cup of hot chocolate powder, 1/2 cup of mini marshmallows, and 4 mini candy canes.  Enough for 4 servings of hot chocolate!  I just can't wait to share these with family and friends. 

We will also be making these for the December Hostess Club.  I can't wait to share!  Here is the picture where I got the inspiration ( ...there can be so many options with this little project!  ENJOY!!!

Monday, September 24, 2012

October Project

Wow, fall is in full swing and it is almost October!  I absolutely love this time of year, the leaves are starting to change color the morning is air is starting to be crisp and cold and the best part birthday is coming up.  I think that naturally we enjoy the season that our birthdays are in.  October just happens to be my favorite month :).  I cannot wait to do more fall projects, and I am also already getting excited to do some holiday projects.  The holiday catalog came out earlier than normal this year, so I have started getting ideas of how I want to use the new products (christmas in July).  I am trying really hard to stay in the current season as much as possible so that the holiday's don't rush by like they sometimes can! 
So with the current season in mind, here is the project that we are going to be doing for Hosstess club in October!  It is a card and box made from basic black, very vanilla, and tangerine tango card stock.  I used the Howlstood & Scaring Bone (#126906 - $10.95) designer series paper, the 1/2" Striped Satin Ribbon (#127837 - $7.95), and the Toxic Treats (#127901 - $20.95) stamp set from the Stampin' Up 2012 Holiday Catalog

This treat "bag" is made using DSP and the simply scored tool.  I can't wait to fill it with goodies and treat a friend!

I just love this stamp set, it is the perfect Halloween set!  Not too scary, but just the right amount of spook!  It has a rustic element to it, but can be used in a playful way too.

This is an idea that I cased from a fellow demonstrator.  The ribbon is "frayed" by cutting the binded edges off of both sides and then pulling and fraying the fibers to create this spider like effect.

If you would like to make either of these projects or if you are interested in joining my Hosstess club, send me an e-mail or comment on this post!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

One last ray of Summer!

 As usual at the end of August, it feels like the summer has flown by!  I wanted to create one more card that represented the bright cheery flowers of the summer before we fade into the beautiful calm fall.
I have had such an enjoyable summer and I wanted the card to say everything that is wonderful and great about the colors and life of summer!  Fabulous, sweet, happy, smile & enjoy!  I used the "Fabulous Phrases" stamp set (#120501) stamped with Raspberry Ripple ink on Whisper White card stock.
The flower is made from "Floral District" designer series paper (#126919) punched with the Full Heart punch (#119883).  I just punched the hearts and folded them in half, glued one side to the Whisper White paper and put a brad in the middle.  Easy and simple, the best kind of crafting to do in the busy summer when we want to be spending as much time outside as possible!  

Monday, July 16, 2012

This is a fun project that I found on the wonderful world of Pinterest!  I saw this idea and thought it would be a perfect use for my Stampin' Up Designer Fabric.  This is the "Flirtatious" Designer Fabric.  I am planning to put this on my daughters door as she loves tinker bell and these colors fit with the theme of her room!
I was really pleased with how well this all came together.  The hardest part was picking out all of the colors.  Stampin' Up has so many fabulous products that I can't ever find enough ways to use all of them! This last picture shows a close up of how the ribbons are tied to the foam wreath form.
Ciara is still asleep for her nap and hasn't seen it yet, but I am sure she is going to love it! 

Friday, June 29, 2012

Stampin Spritzer

This is my new favorite tool from Stampin' Up!  (Item #126185) It is a great tool for masking and for adding a little extra color to projects.  I CASED this card from the Stampin' Up 2012-13 Catalog.  I have found that the best way to use the spritzer is to fill it about 3/4 of an inch from the top with rubbing alcohol and then add 10 drops of re-inker.  Shake well and use an empty cardboard box to catch the extra spray.

The letters were cut from scrap paper with my Cricut.  I put some two way glue on the back of the letters and let it dry so that it would stick but not permanantly.  Then I spritzed one spray right in the middle of the letters. (it doesn't show up as dark in this picture because of the flash, but it covers all the letters)

This is another example showing how the spritzer can be used not only for masking ('summer') but also to add a little extra color to the page (see the corner by the hearts).  Have fun using your own stampin' Spritzers!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Bridal Shower

I began crafting as a hobby when I was about 15 years old and I never new that it would become a lifelong passion!  In the past year, I feel like my "craftiness" has blossomed and come to a new this may sound like I am boasting a little bit...but I have been getting new tools and learning a lot of new techniques which have caused this jump in creativity.  When I began selling Stampin' Up just one year ago, I was nervous and didn't really know what I had gotten myself into!  I can tell you now, that I absolutely love Stampin' Up and I will probably be a demonstrator for the rest of my life. 

This leads me to my most recent project ... a couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to prepare the decorations for a friend's bridal shower.  With the help of her sister and two other friends it came together very nicely!  She sent me some ideas of what she wanted and we ran with it.  Luckily the colors she picked are some of my very favorite colors, bright orange and pink!  It was so much fun to do this for her. 

This is the dessert table.  After some searching we were able to find enough matching orange and pink paper to do all of the details.  She is a beautiful bride to be!

Her sister did a great job finding the candy in the colors, and another wonderful family friend made the cupcakes!

I used my "Big Shot" (#113439) and some other tools to do the poms and the hearts for the tables.

 These are the fabulous tissue paper poms that Tyra made and hung up on the ceiling!

Can't forget the food!  Abby did a great job preparing the food for the guests.  Everyone enjoyed it!

This is Tyra and I after finishing the set up.  We were able to get all the decorations put up just in time for the shower to start!  Thanks to everyone that helped and best of luck to the bride and groom!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Fathers Day

I am a little late on posting my fathers day card, but when I saw the Mojo Monday challenge today, the card that I had made fit the sketch.  This was such a fun card to make.  Sometimes it is hard to come up with "male" type cards.  We see so many flowers and birds and "girl" colors in the craft world, but sometimes I like trying to think outside the box to come up with boy cards.  I just love this stamp set from Stampin' Up ("I Dig You" #122722).  It is a great set for kids and adults!

The best part about making this card was having my daughter write a message to grandpa and seeing my dad's expression when he opened the card.  He loves to use heavy equipment and so this was the perfect card for him.  He kept talking about how great this card was.  I love my dad!

Friday, June 1, 2012

The Colors of Summer

Summer is just around the corner and I am enjoying all of the wonderful colors that are fillling window sills and gardens.  The colors of summer inspired me to create this sample card and decor picture for my upcoming Stamp CLASS on June 5th at 6:30pm.  We will be making the happiness framable card as well as five greeting cards that will be similar to the hello card pictured.  The class will be $10, e-mail me if you are interested and come join me for an evening of colorful crafting!
This is an example of how I plan to display the happiness framable card at the entrance of my home.  It is a wecome of color to set a joyful atmosphere!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Color Challenge

I am attempting my first blog challenge today!  I am fairly new to the blog world and am excited that I found pals paper arts .  They do color challenge and sketch challenges.  It is fun to see what the design team comes up with and then be able to get inspiration from their ideas to do my own design.  I hope you enjoy this color challenge card!  This was fun!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Valentines at Red Door Consignment

I am going to be selling my greeting cards at the Red Door Consignment shop on 3rd Ave.  Go check out their new location and pick up a card for your valentine.  Picture is a sample of what is there.

Card, Cards, Cards

Welcome to my blog!  I am going to be posting my papercraft creations on this blog for all to enjoy.  If you see something you like, please send me a message and I will send you the 'recipe'.  From time to time, I will post tutorials with pictures and or videos to show you how to do different projects and techniques.  Check weekly for updates!