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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Snow Much Fun #2

card #2 of Trifecta Snow Much Fun

Trifecta Snow Much Fun
As I told you in my previous post, I wanted to create a 3-D effect with the stamp set Snow much Fun.
I started with a card base of pacific point blue(my oldest son loves this color!, which is saying a lot because he is a teenager I mostly just get grunts as answers and he usually doesn't like anything unless it has to do with food or sports:-0)
You will need 2 pieces of pacific point blue.  The 1st will be 4 1/4"x 11".  The 2nd will be 2 1/2"x 6 1/8".
The 1st piece of card stock(the card base) is scores on the 11' side at 5 1/2",7",9",and at 10 1/2".
The smaller piece(the front) is scored on the 6 1/8' side at 4" and 5 1/2".
The layer for the front is a piece of early espresso measuring 2 3/8" and 4 7/8". And a piece of whisper white card stock measuring 2 1/4" x4 3/4". I stamped the snowman image in black staz-on ink and colored in the snowman image with my SU! markers.  I then used the epsom salt technique to make a snow image effect over my piece of whisper white.

After drying I attached the layers to the smaller piece of pacific point blue.
On the card base, I crease my folds and create a square at the base, attaching to the card at the 10 1/2 score mark.(make sure your base makes a square so it sits well):seen at the base of this picture.

Then attach the bottom of the smaller piece of pacific point to this square base. I then fold this flat as it would fit in your envelope and put adhesive to the back of the the smallest strip.  Open your card base back up and attach in a parallel to your bottom square.(as in above pictures).
Make sure you can fold it flat at this point to fit in your envelope.
 The fence post is made using 5 strips of 2 1/2"x 3/8" in crumb cake ,cut at the end with our jewelry tag punch and embossed with our new Woodgrain textured impressions embossing folder, and 2 strips 4 1/4"x1/4" for the back(whatever would you call that??).
The bough is made from old olive card stock cut with our large scallop edgelits framelit. Those cute little bows are made by placing 2 hearts in baja breeze from the owl punch together(and used my baja breeze marker to darken centers)
 Attach fence to the front square.
I added some more epsom snow to my card and some small (non Su!- do you believe I had no current snowflake stamp set or accessory with snow flakes??) punched snowflakes to the base.
Hope you enjoy this fellow!!

Until Next Thought,


Sunday, December 2, 2012


These are the cards we created at this months class!!
I borrowed the set from my friend Karen(hi!)and of course, since it was one of the on-line extravaganza specials, I ordered it :-O 
These cards are definitely SNOW MUCH FUN! as the name of the stamp set suggest ;)

I wanted to make these cards all a 3-D style to teach my class a few different folds.
We will go left to right.
I will share my directions in 3 different posts, so you will need to check back this week for the next 2 cards!!
The 1st card is a simple step card.

  These are quite the trend and you can find various directions all over the web, but I will tell you mine.I did not take pictures as I went but will try to add them later.
My card base is made of a piece of pool party card stock measuring 5 1/2"x8 1/2".
I score this on the 8 1/2" length at 1",2",3 1/4",4 1/2"and 6 1/2".Then mountain,valley fold.With the one inch fold being the one in the front.
I used 2 strips of approx 2"x5 1/2" pieces of pool party and embossed with the big shot and our Delicate Designs Folders.  I used our Large Scallop Edgelits Die to cut these pieces into waves and hills as I like to call them ;) .Then attatched to my card in any manner you like.
I stamped my snowmen and trees on a piece of glossy white card stock.  I used a white crayon to make the crayon resist technique for my snowmen and snowball.Then, colored in with various SU! markers.  I sponged over my images with baja breeze ink. Then wiped with a tissue to bring out the bright white of my snowmen.  I trimmed around my snowmen LOL, I didnt make it super close,but you can if you want.  I like to say I am just plain Snooow Lazy :)
I added my snowmen,ball and trees where I thought they would look nicely when you looked at the card from the front for the 3-D image.
 I had a little extra white glossy white card stock sponged with the baja so I punched some circles to make a pile of snowballs in front of my tree and added a portion of the saying from the stamp set and trimmed with my paper snips to make a "snow much fun" banner.
Hope you enjoyed!

Until Next Thought,



Friday, November 30, 2012

I'mmmmm back!!!

OK enough about me already ;)
Life has been crazy here at the shore...
No electricity, no computer, no excuses!!
I have been working in my stamp room!!
So here is a quick and easy card I had made for Thanksgiving, but can change to any occasion such as new baby:
SEE :)
This card is make on crumb cake card stock.
I created score lines every 1/8" with our Simply Scored Tool.
I added a crumb cake strip with sayings from the teeny tiny wishes stamp set in chocolate chip ink and used the button buddies stamp set for my images(both stamped on crumb cake and in crumb cake) I cut out the images by hand and embellished.  The pumpkin with a piece of lucky limeade punched with our NEW 1 1/4" scallop punch,some neutrals brads and some linen thread,

 the rattle tied simply with a piece of island indigo bakers twine.
Simply Adorable!if I do say so myself ;))

Until Next Thought,

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Just for Booo Booo

Hello Friends!!!Since it is now October, I guess I should share with you something 'Halloweenie'
This is a project I came up with for our last get together.
I always think I need something other than candy to give to the kids, so being the caregiver that I am...I decided to add Bandaids and Hershey Kisses to my treat bags!
I made the card inside the bag on my My Digital Studio...My bad, I trimmed it a bit too much(oops).  It was basically a square framed in Gumball Green with the saying "Just for", adding twice in riding hood red ink the 'booo' from the Googly Ghouls set.  Now of course I took pics of this page sheet but darned if I could find my pics!!
The mummy is from our Googly Ghouls stamp set...I just couldnt resist!!  And the treat bags and tags came from the Ghoulish Googlies Designer Kit-everything included in there! How great is that!!
I stamped my mummy in basic black ink on one of the tags and added a riding hood red heart from the stamp set Lovely Little Labels. And of course, he needed his 1 googlie eye!  I attached the mummy tag and extra circle punched circle with pumpkin pie bakers twine and a glimmer brad to my glassine bag, which I stamped the spider web in basic gray from the Hostess set "Mixed Medley".
Hope you enjoy this quick little project!!
Until Next Thought,


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

an Exploding Box of Anniversary Wishes

Helloooo my long lost blog friends!!!
I am sorry for my blog absence but I decided to take the summer off!!
I know some of you may not understand but,  I chose to spend EVERY DAY with my kids.  I know, crazy, right?
I figured this was the last summer with my oldest because next year he is getting his butt out and getting a summer job :-0!!
I did work on some projects though,and will share them with you...
This is an adorable box I made for our Aunt and Uncles 50th(God Bless!!)wedding anniversary.
The above pictures show both the open and closed finished project.
Supplies: 2- 12"x12" pieces,and 1 -8 1/2"x11" piece of whisper white cs,brushed gold cs,whisper white cs scraps,fancy fan embossing folder,big shot,2-1/2" circle punch,floral fusions sizzlits,fancy flower punch,basic pearls or rhinestone jewels(your choice;)),basic black satin ribbon(retired),teeny tiny wishes stamp set,basic black ink,simply scored scoring tool 
The how too:
12x12 card stock piece #1- score at 4" on all 4 sides then cut the four corner squares off as shown:
emboss your four corner pieces with embossing folder( I used fancy fan EF)Trim 1/4" off these square for layering purposes.
12x12 card stock piece #2- cut to 11-5/8" square. score all 4 sides at 3 7/8". Do Not cut off the corners on this piece. Cut a slit on all four sides(turning 90degrees each time)to center score line, as pictured here:
This will be used to create a pocket for gift cards or money gift.  Fold over and tape sides to create this pocket:
 and partially punch the TOP of the inside piece for your pocket(shown in finished picture above).
Attach the smaller square directly to the center bottom of the larger square.  This creates your bottom box. I added a cake by using just a 1" strip and a 2 1/2" circle punch, some basic black ribbon and a flower made with brushed gold cs and the 5 petal flower punch.
card stock piece of 8-1/2"x11" whisper white is for the box lid.
This you will cut to an 8" square,score on all 4 sides at 2".  Cut all four corners at 90 degrees and tape inside to create lid.
To the lid box I added a layer of whisper white,basic black satin ribbon,and a brushed gold flower made with the floral fusions sizzlit and a basic rhinestone.  I created a tag with basic black ink and the stamp 'Happy Anniversary' from Teeny Tiny wishes and tucked it under the flower.  I rolled with my bone folder and placed a stampin' dimensional to create a 3-D effect banner.
Well my friends, I hope you have enjoyed this "exploding box"!
Until Next Thought,

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Being 'Udderly' Thankful

Thought: I saw this cute little guy a while back and thought I need to make a card out of him! He was originally made(I hope I am giving credit where it is rightfully due;)) by Dawn O
,as a topper for our SU! 1x8 bags.
I was working on an idea to go along with my Awash with Flowers class last month.  I was trying to think out of the box and thought of using the solid flower images looked like spots on a cow, so...
I started with a whisper white card and stamped the solid flower images from the Awash with Flowers set in basic black ink.  I used blush blossom,basic black,basic grey,whisper white,early espresso card stocks and basic grey from the neutrals DSP pack, for my punch art.  I took some pics of my punch art so you can see how I did my fellow:
Blush Blossom: decorative label,large oval(snout),and word window(tongue) Basic Black: Curly Label,Owl punch(eyes),Blossom Petals Builder(ears),itty bitty circle(cut in half -snout)  Early Espresso: Itty Bitty circle(eyes-white gel pen for highlights)

Whisper White:  wide oval(belly-stamp with small flowers in Awash with Flowers),large oval(words),boho blossoms(largest flower cut from corner and rounded to owl punch),2 owls both with feet cut away and 1 with the ears cut off  Basic Black: A small scrap(see throw out NOTHING!) strip layered across bottom,punched with jewelry tag punch and rounded at top for hooves
 *Note* as many know I am a paper scrap LOVER! I try to get the most out of all my paper.  To do this I used a square piece of blush blossom and punch my images from the center of this, leaving the edges so they can still layer behind the basic grey DSP.
I wanted my cow to be peeking out of the stall, and saying something 'mooovelous'!  I used the occasions alphabet and with a basic black marker changed my t's to d's.
 and what little cow does not need a bell??
I attached our mini jingle bell on my pool party bakers twine.

 Aren't I Moovelous??

Until Next Thought,


Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mothers Day and it's AWASH (2) too!

 Happy Mothers Day to all the mommys!!
This is a really cool technique I have to share with you!
Did you know that you could emboss with our framelits dies?
Well how about making your embossing really stand out?
This was another card that we did this month with the Awash with Flowers set. 
I love pink and brown together!
For this card front I use a piece of chocolate chip cs (4-1/4"x5-1/2"). I used a framelit template to mask a section of my chocolate cs.

I versamarked with my flower stamp and then heat embossed with our melon mambo embossing powder.(I did one with the Awash with Flowers set and on with the Mixed Bunch set)

Now to the next step:
You have a couple options here.
1. You can emboss with an embossing folder (such as the lattice shown)o
2. Or you can leave your card stock smooth:)

Using your BigShot make the following sandwich:
Tab 1
clear acrylic plate
silicone pad
card stock to be embossed
framelit-cut side UP!
a scrap piece of vanilla or white cs
clear acrylic plate
This will emboss your card stock.
To add the watermark, place your smooth side of framelit directly in versamark pad and ink all around

Pretty cool, huh?
Add a flower and the 'happy mothers day' stamped in mambo on a layered modern label punch.  If you need to know how to layer this please check this post:label layering
I used a couple variations of the blossom punch flower and a scallop flower:
 My friend Kim taught me this one;)
Snip the scallop and fold back folds.
I layered it on the blossom punch.
 And this one is a basic blossom embossed in the vintage wallpaper folder:
Embellished with an in-color brad :)

Hope you enjoy this technique and have a wonderful mothers day (for the mommys reading this) or take time to love your mommy this day!

Until Next Thought,


Friday, May 11, 2012

It's AWASH card 1

These cutie pies were a sample for my monthly class, featuring the soon retiring stamp set Awash with Flowers.

I wanted to show the group different ways that you could use the flowers.  I am not sure who originally came up with this idea,but I had seen it at regionals a couple years ago,and this gave me perfect excuse to create these cuties;)
I wanted to showcase my girls so I decided on a shadow box card.  To do this, you take 2 same sized pieces of cs,these I did in whisper white and daffodil delight and whisper white and pool party. These are 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".  I cut out a window in the center of my card with our framelits labels collection.  I then embossed with our houndstooth EF. *Note* this may alter the size of your card stock so you may need to trim the white piece to match the colored piece.
Score from each side 1/2" and 1".
 (not sure if you can see in this pic?)but this shows right side. Also do left and the whisper white as well.
Stamp your flower outline upside down in black ink. 2 step the inside color with coordinating stamp. Pick out your 'momma' and stamp her head directly above her body.  Add arms and heels.  Color your image,add embellishments too! I added a crown from the stamp set Tiny Tags and her purse from Family Business and off course some pearls! where the framelit window will show through.
Fold score lines and make a 'box', having the center raised.  Attach both ends(only) with adhesive.
 I added a framelit cut from whisper white with a saying(from the stamp set You're A Gem) for my cutie pies:)

Here are 2 versions. The 2nd sample has some added cut out flowers from Awash with flowers and leaves from the 2 step bird punch, as well as some daffodil ribbon bows on the sides.
I hope you enjoy these gals as much as I do!!

Until Next Thought,


Monday, April 16, 2012

Reired List is here!!!

the annual Stampin Up! retired list is here!!!
Here is the PDF link: 2012 Retired Stamp Set List

The accessories list and decor elements list will be available in the next couple of weeks.  I will post as soon as they become available.
So if there is something you would like, you can contact me or visit my on-line store to order.
Until Next Thought,