Tuesday, December 27, 2016

New Year's Gifts

All the Christmas parties are over and we are moving on to the next celebration. We got invited to a pre-new years party and of course I never want to come empty handed. I found these cute 8.4 fl oz. Sparkling Cider Bottles ( I didn't know they make them that little) in a Dollar Tree store so I had to get some to decorate them really pretty.
The card was a last minute idea to give to the Hostess with some flowers. I like the way it came out.

 On the next picture you have a better view from the side. It folds flat, but needs a larger envelop if you would like to send it by mail. 
Hope you enjoyed todays projects.
I wish you a Happy New Year and stay safe out there.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Presents & Pinecones

The countdown is on! Only five more days until Christmas, and my craftroom looks like Santa's Workshop. Last minute presents and stocking stuffers need to be done.

This was one of my favorite suites for this years Holiday Catalog, the Presents & Pinecones suite. I love the little pine cones they look so real.

 This box is actually part of a New Year's Popper box, which I cut the top of it off and replaced it with window cling.

Hope you enjoyed todays project.
Have a very Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Candy Cane Treat Holder

I just got done making a hole bunch of these cute little treat holders for my Husbands colleagues. I'm not exaggerating when I tell you, my craft room looks like Santa's Workshop. I have projects allover the place and everything seems to glimmer with glitter.
I found this project on Pinterest and the credit goes to Sam Hammond from England. These little treat holders are really easy and fast to make.
But just in case here are the measurements:
Cardstock – 4 x 10″
Score on the LONG side at  5-3/4, 6-1/4″
Designer Series Paper   2-3/4 x 3-1/2″ AND 2-3/4 x 2-1/2″
Cardstock   2-1/2 x 2-1/2″  AND 2-1/4 x 2-1/4″


Monday, December 5, 2016

Santa Clause Treats

It is a tradition for me to have always a little gift for my customers when they come to my workshops, and I always prepare something matching the season.  For this month I chose to make little Santa Clauses with swirl lollipops. My lovely Hubby created a little wood stand so they can be used for decoration.
The Jolly Friends Stamp Set was just perfect for this little project. If you would like to make something like this you can order the Stamp set right HERE, and it is even  discounted right now.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Team Christmas Party

A couple of weeks ago our team got together and celebrated Christmas. It is a tradition for us to buy a small gift but wrap it up BIG, because for us stampers it's all about the packaging.
To make it even better, everybody gets to vote on the best gift.

When I received the 2016/17 Holiday catalog I got this crazy idea to make a wreath.  Believe me, at the time I did not know what I got myself into. Needless to say, after I was done  I had to retire
the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies for a little while. My hubby helped me out with the lighting.  The final project was just stunning.  I did win first prize with this project and that made my
work so worth while.

We also had a card competition, and for my entry I used the Star of Light Bundle with the Copper Foil Sheets. I was shocked
when my card won the first price also. It was a real honor being  
chosen twice by Stampin up Demonstrators to win.

Thursday, November 24, 2016


A lot of you have inquired about directions how to make the Angel.
Below I have created instructions along with pictures for you to follow.  

I hope these instructions help you to create your own beautiful Angels.  

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Holiday Extravaganza starts tomorrow!

Stampin Up is having their annual Holiday Extravaganza, and what a sale this is!  This is an opportunity to save up to 40% on select products for one week only.
Monday, November 21st (tomorrow) is the first day of the sale and it is kicking off with a 24 hour flash sale for Monday only. 
 Below are the items available ONLY MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21st.
These select items will be available at this price for just 24 hours!
Nov. 21st - Nov. 28th  the below items are available at discounted prices. (Yes, you can combine these with your Monday only order.)

This is a great Sale! Please let me know if you have any questions.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Fall Mason Jars

 I made a few of these Mason Jars for my Friends, and they really loved them. I put some battery operated Tee lights in them.

This picture shows it with the candle on. With the Leaflet Framelits I cut a stencil from Contact Paper, which I adhered to the Mason Jar and just spray painted the jars. I used some beans to elevate the candle a little bit. To decorate the top of the Jars,  I used the Acorny Thank you Stamp set and the coordinating Acorn Builder Punch .

Hope you had fun with todays project!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Thanksgiving Card

When I saw the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack in the
annual Catalog, I wasn't sure if I would like it.
But I do like a good challenge, so I went ahead and ordered it.
I challenged myself to make a different kind of
Thanksgiving card. I started out with the Dandelion paper and kept
 building on to it. The suns were part of the September Paper Pumpkin and I used them as Sunflowers to frame the Scarecrow. Altogether I do like the warms of this card, it is just perfect for a heartfelt Thanksgiving greeting.   
Hope you enjoyed todays project.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Copper Angel

I was the door prize winner of our September team meeting, so I had to come up with this month door prize. When I saw the copper foil in the Holiday catalog, this Angel came to mind.  It takes a little time and work but the finished project looks amazing.
I hope the winner will enjoy it as much as I did making it.
Paper: Copper Foil Sheets
Tools: Paisley Framelits Dies, Flourish Thinlits
Pearl Basic Jewels, Natural Trim 1/4"

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Team Challenge

I made this card for our weekly team challenge. Every week we get either a color or a layout challenge.  I like these challenges because not only do I see what other Demonstrators come up with, it also gives us the opportunity to try out different colors or layouts we would otherwise never mix.
This picture was given to us.

And this is what I came up with. It took me a while to figure out, what to put on the tag. But I think it came out pretty good.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Petals & Paisleys

Hello Stampers, today I would like to share with you one of the cards we made in my workshop. This card is really easy to make and it doesn't take much time at all. It's probably faster than a drive to and from the Dollar Store and you save gas money too.
To make this colorful card I used the Petals & Paisleys Suite. You can find all the items you need to make this card and many more HERE! 
I hope you enjoyed todays card!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Thanksgiving Table Decoration

When I decorate the table for Thanksgiving, I like to put something on everybody's plate as a little welcome gift. For this year I came up with the idea of a M&M filled Corn. Instead of putting the "Thankful" on it, you could easily put your guest names on the leaves and use them for Name tags.
It is a really easy project. I dampened a sheet of cardstock, crumpled it up into a ball. After I straighten it out, I cut a diagonal section which was about 3"on the bottom. On the top of the sheet I cut strips about 4" long and 3/4 wide all across. Draw the bottom together and stapled it. I used the 2x8 Cellophane Bags fill with autumn colored M&M's. Shape the paper around the bag and tie a ribbon around it just below the strips. Make a tag with the Vintage Leaves and the matching Leaflets Framelits. The sentiment is from the Acorn Thank you. I hope that helps a little. I hope you have a lot of fun making these for your Holiday table.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Team Facebook Hop

Every three month our Team does a Facebook Hop. This time it was themed around the Holiday Catalog, so we could either do Fall/Thanksgiving or Christmas projects.
I decided to do a card and a little box for Thanksgiving.
The box is an origami fold and is actually very easy to make.

 It might look like a small box, but it can hold quiet some candy.

Stamps: Cookie Cutter Halloween
Paper: Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper, Pumpkin Pie
Tools: Cookie Cutter Builder Punch

Friday, October 14, 2016

Paisleys & Posies

I had to run some errands this morning and while I drove around I noticed how much the trees have changed already. I love this time of the year, it's so colorful. I just wanted to capture these colors, so
I came up with these two cards.
I wanted to play with the Paisleys & Posies Suite for some time.

My absolute favorite is the Copper Foil Sheets and the Paisley Framelits Dies. You can find everything on page 46/47 in the Holiday Catalog or Here in my online store.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Boo to you

I'm not to much in making Halloween cards, but this one I made for my daughter. Since she is not living close by I want to sent her something in the mail and what is better for a college student than a little green ($) to go with the orange.
I love the idea having the characters peeking out from behind the letters.
Stampset: Cookie Cutter Halloween
Paper: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Halloween Night Specialty Designer Paper
Accessories: Large Letters Framelits