Monday, November 29, 2010

Simple and elegant

I know! I know!! I'll try and let this be the last project featuring the bells and boughs but isn't this one great with the texture (lattice square) and the scallop edging. I colored these in with blender pens for a softer look and to make the red on the berries pop I added the same background color to the stamped image.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Punch Art

This is a card I did at the Center Line Library card class. I stamped the old olive with old olive and the image was from the bells and boughs set again (sorry I love this set) real red grosgrain ribbon with the decorative label punch and edged with a finger dauber in real red. The reindeer was made with the large oval punch (head) and the boho blossoms (hair) 1/2" circle (nose) and the owl punch for the eyes. The antlers where made on the big shot using the swirls scribbles. I found while putting together punch are the glue pens are your friend. They allow you adhere your project together but not to your fingers.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Christmas Dove

A very simple card with a wow all done in very little time. I used the Gifts of Christmas stamp set on white and colored the image with makers to get all the colors in 1 stamping. I matted it onto the cherry cobbler and added our deck the halls dsp to the card base. To give it a little more softness I added a small bow in white taffeta ribbon.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Danger Ink

The name of my stamping group is Danger Ink yes my husband came up with our group name. I thought I would show you a punch art card using the owl punch in a different way :) Besides I wanted to take a break from all the Christmas stuff and get a masculine card out there. I let my danger ink dude shine by leaving the background more plain than I normally do but I had to at least add some texture in the background to add some depth. I just love the embossing folders for this card I used the squared lattice (garden green). The only stamp I used was engraved greetings on crumb cake card stock and stamped with early espresso and sponged around the edges. I found that when using the embossing folders you can attach them better with the tombow liquid glue just remember a little goes a long way!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Treasure chest

This is a quick and easy box to hold chocolate treasure for Christmas (I had a chocolate attack so I'm leaving the box closed) I used the antique brads and the pearls for the decorations. I tried to show that I stamped the real red with versamark for a tone on tone (sorry it didn't work out too well) The image I used was the from bells and boughs.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Christmas Collage

Always Artichoke and Cherry cobbler with vanilla is a wow!! This card is made easy with the background stamps if you ink your background stamp face up you will be able to see if you got the whole image inked up. Use computer paper or our mats to fold over and rub image onto your card stock to get an even coverage and little to no ink on your hands (gotta love that). Use sponges to age with crumb cake ink. Word Play is used in the scallop circle extra large punch. I used the maker of crumb cake and smooch pearlized accent ink in gold on the ornament.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Circle card

I recieved this card as a monthly swap and love the fact they used the jolly bingo bits in such a creative way. As much as I love this card I really don't think I want to hand cut 9 reindeer per card, a santa, and a snowflake OMG she did such a great job too! The circle cutter makes the base for the top of this circle card and the big shot scallop circle in cherry cobble is the back of the card to hide the brad that opens and closes this card.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Everyone needs an organizer

I'm such an organizer and I love finding new ways to organize anything I use on a regular basis. I made this at a scrapbook retreat with my mom last weekend. This was so easy to make I traced the envelope on the board found with the DSP and cut out 4 of them. I used our satin ribbons and paper ribbon punch and the paper flowers and hodgepodge hardware for accents. You can use this organizer for photos, coupons, reciepts, and even a few cards. To keep your stuff inside you might want to add a velcro closure.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Snow Swirled

I'm so glad that I was able to show off the bling on this card. (jumping up and down doing the happy dance) The card base is early espresso the matting is shimmery gold and the image is on very vanilla. I took a window sheet the size of the vanilla and cut out the center to sponge a background in crumb cake. I also used the snowflake with the shimmer paint (champagne mist) and a finger dauber. The images were stamped with the early espresso and then I sprayed it with the smooch spritz gold glow. Yes, I know more bling lastly I added the jewels and matching early espresso satin ribbon.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Marina Mist and Cherry Cobbler

I just love this color combination I had a customer request to see these new colors and designed a card to show them off. Thank you Ronnie I would have never put these colors together otherwise. I used 3 different stamp sets to finish this card off. The hostess set Northern Hearts (snowflakes and wreath), Snow swirled (words on bottom), and Sincere Salutations (holiday greetings). The pedestal cards are easy if you remember not to glue the whole card front down.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Christmas card

I love a Christmas card that makes me smile and this one does the trick. I especially like the glass glitter and the new decorative label punch. Then Santa and the reindeer kinda remind me of those Christmas Specials that I still watch to get me in a Christmas mood.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Mini catalog christmas card

This card is reason enough to host a workshop soon. The focal point of the words and holly can only be earned by hostesses till this mini catalog ends and then it will be no more. This stamp set was given to all SU demonstrators at convention this year. The crystal effects on the berries didn't show as well in the photo as I hoped but the shimmer of the seam binding does.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Trunk or Treat

What a busy week with me making 200 treats to give out at the Center Line Trunk or Treat. All the treats where gone within a hour. WOW! ! And to think I spent hours punching bats out and pulling out my crimper and getting the glue off my hands. I thought my trunk looked cool and what a great way to show others what I do. I ran out of flyer's for my Christmas Card class at the Center Line Library on Nov 8 but at least I was smart enough to tape one to my bumper. Did you notice the hanging bats made out of card stock?

For someone special

Mini scrapbooks are a great gift for someone on your list and can be more elaborate like this one or have more of a focus on the pictures and journals . I love the embrace life stamp set it is a wow without a lot of work. The flower on the front is made easy with water and a good scrunch make sure it's dry before attaching the brad otherwise it will tear.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Quick gifts by demand

A little fabric and batting goes a long way to make this a great gift. I used 2 pieces of muslin that was 4 x 4 and 1 piece of batting the same size. The butterflies were cut with the big shot all at the same time. Got to love that! I used a glue stick to hold the butterflies down instead of pins to prevent breaking needles and used a small zig zag stitch and to finish a straight stitch around the edge. Trust me when I say I don't do too much with my sewing machine I don't even know how to make a button hole! I'll tie a ribbon around them when I give them away with a pretty bow and I'm done.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Quick and easy gift

I love being able to make a gift in less than 15 min and make it look like I took forever. The tea lights can be bought at any dollar store and the metal can be bought at most craft stores or home improvement store or even a couple of cans of pop will work if you have them on hand. One word of warning if using the pop cans PLEASE be careful of the sharp edges. I used the big shot to cut out the flowers (flower folds) and embossed them with the finial press folder. To finish use a silver brad in the center of the 3 flowers and bend the petals up. Attach the tea light with a glue dot and your ready to go.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Season's Greetings

This is a great Christmas card with great traditional colors. What I love the most about this card is the black embossing it reminds me of those cut out pictures in black paper or cardstock. Sorry about the glare on my image. I find it's the little touches that make a card great like adding the brads o the left side to balance the card and the heart punched border under the ribbon to define the end of the image.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Christmas Fabric

I recieved this card in a punch art card swap and thought only 1 punch. Then I looked at the card alittle more and said wow! they added the new Christmas fabric ok 1 punch is enough since you can see the fabric better. Of course they caught me eye even more with the glitter. I love cards with a quick and easy wow and this one fits the bill 100%.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

boy birthday card

I finished 14 of these punch art dinosaurs and thought I would share them with you. All the punches are SU although some have been cut to change there shapes alittle. Anytime you make punch art you need to add shading in order to give depth sponges and ink pads work great for this. On this one I also added depth with dimensionals. I love this card and was amazed on how quickly he went together after I punched the shapes out and sponged them.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Christmas 12 x 12 page

This was my last scrapbook page at my last scrapbooking class we used the Bells and Boughs stamp set and the deck the halls dsp. I love the new cherry cobbler paper and to give alitlle glitz and Christmas magic I spritzed the page with the Gold Glow smooch spritz. If you would like to recreate this page SU is having a great sale on the paper and stamp set.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Halloween Scrapbooking

I thought I would share a page from my scrapbooking class. It features the new in color dsp and the confetti, broadsheet alphabet, and greeting card kids stamp sets. I'll have to find some good pictures to take at Greenfield Village this year during their Halloween Nights. I just might take pictures during our meal since they are serving more than I could eat. I'll might mat the pictures in orange or purple depending on the lighting.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Little Witch

I love this card it is featuring alot of great products that are new to the holiday mini this year. The spider web embossing folder is accented with the new black flourish jems and the raven lace trim is even better looking in person. To get the web to pop up more a white craft pad was brushed over it. Thankyou Denise for sending me this great card.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Halloween Treats Made Easy

This treat holder is made easy with the big shot candy wrapper die. Don't you just love not having to hand cut and score a box. The ribbon was dyed with the basic black ink and melted alittle with a heat gun. The punched bat is all aglow with the black chuncky glitter and the moon has dazzling diamonds. I used a scrap of the dsp and the new decorative label punch

Friday, July 2, 2010

Patriotic Swap

I got this card in a swap with no name on the back of it. It is one of my favorite swaps I have received in a really long time. If it is yours please let me know so I can give you proper credit. Happy Fourth of July everyone and thank you so much to our troops!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Beautiful Box

I made this box as a gift to send a friend. I made the rosette with the ornament punch. Isn't it elegant? It would make a perfect box for wedding favors or shower gifts too. If you would like to learn how to make boxes like this just send me a note and we'll get together for a great class.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Just the Guys

I love making these characters and they are so easy with punches! I will be doing some projects for the Centerline Library like this. If you are interested give me a call and I'll send you all the details.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

My new pin

Remember those pins from my last post? Here is one that I made just for the new purse I made for my self. Isn't that Fire Rhinestone Brad so pretty in the middle of those earthy colors? I made this pin especially for my brand new purse that it is sitting on. I'll tell you all about my purse in my next post. This pin uses the fabric folds die just in case you are wondering.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Fabric Pins

Mother's Day weekend one of the girls in my downline and I went to a Stampin' Up! event in Zeeland MI. Over the next little bit I'm going to share some of the beautiful projects that they had on display and some of the pretty projects that we got to make while there.
Here are some gorgeous fabric pins. All of them are made using our fantastic Big Shot Dies. If you would like to make some of these pins for a cute gift or for yourself let me know and we can schedule a class for you and your friends.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Cheers to You

This gift was made with those summer nights out with the girls in mind. I love these colors and will be so sad to see Bermuda Bay leaving us at the end of the month. If you haven't picked up the Mini Milk Carton die it is still available. You can shop with me 24/7 through my business website. Happy stamping!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Punch Art Winner

A while back I entered the Utah Diva's punch art contest and won first place with this creation. A friend decided that she needed to be named Fifi and the name has just stuck. What do you think of that name?

Monday, May 31, 2010

Book Mark Box

With the school year soon ending I thought I would put up this cute project I made with the instructions from the Connie and Julie website. This would be a wonderful gift for a librarian or even someone who just loves books. If you would like to create projects like this with me just head over to my business website and then give me a call to set up your own private class for you and a few friends.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Simple Flowers

Isn't this new set so pretty and simple? It is called Watercolor Trio from the new Summer Mini Catalog. A nice simple card like this can be used for any occasion. The big background piece uses the new embossing folder called Square Lattice, it adds that little bit of something without adding too much don't you think?

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Elements of Style

Hey all how's it going? Are you enjoying a little bit warmer weather where you are? It's kinda hit or miss here in Michigan. This pretty bird does remind me that those warm days will be here soon though! This set is called Elements of Style and this month if you order it you get a set of designer brads FREE!!! Hmm... you can't tell from the photo but those flowers shimmer, I dyed our white shimmer paint with reinker. I would love to show you this fun gorgeous technique just head over to my business website and then give me a call to set up a private class or join in one of the classes I've already got going on :) Happy stamping!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Watercolor Elegance

This is one of the new stamp sets from the Summer Mini catalog that just went live on May 1st. This set is so elegant and the lacy edge really sets this off. The texture on the background of the card is done with the new Square Lattice embossing folder. If you would like to order this set or any other products you can shop through my business website 24-7 here.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Black and White Wedding

I love a simple classic wedding card don't you? For this card I used the Finial Press embossing folder and the Scallop Heart Sizzlet. The black satin ribbon also adds a touch of elegance to this I'm so glad it is in the new Summer Mini Catalog. Another thing I was happy to see back was the Mini Milk Carton Die. It isn't listed in the new mini catalog but it and a few other things were carried over call or email me for a list of those items. I used that Mini Milk Carton Die to create this adorable bride and groom table favor. Do you have a wedding coming up that you need some quick ideas for? Give me a call and I'll be happy to brain storm with you so that you have a beautiful hand crafted wedding that will make your guests go 'ooooh!'. Oh by the way that gorgeous red you see in the background? That is the brand new Cherry Cobbler card stock that will be available July 1st! Isn't it just to die for?! If you want to get it sooner just sign up to be a demo like I am we get to see everything first and order first, who doesn't like a sneak peek? Head over to my business website and all you need is my pass word 'mailman' to become one of my team members.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Crazy Shadow Box

I made this as a gift for a girl in my downline who had an amazing month last month. I used up a lot of my Designer Series paper scraps to make something fun for her. If you love this paper and all it's glitter goodness you can still order it but today is the last day. You can head over to my business website and shop 24-7 to get it before it's gone! Happy stamping!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Friendship Box

This is another project I made using a template from Ustamp. I loved the uniqueness of the weaving on it. This box is also a really nice size to fit a little gift set it maybe a few hand creams or something. Thanks for looking and happy stamping!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Blog Candy!

I have been chosen to be a guest designer for Ustamp with Dawn and Friends! I'm so excited to do this and I can't wait for you to see some of the amazing projects the other designers and I have been working on.
I am giving away one free pass! All you have to do is leave a post on this blog before 10pm Friday night and I will randomly pick a winner! How much fun is that?! And if you would like an extra chance to win I will give you an extra chance for any order placed online through my business website before Friday night at 10pm. To see a sample of what this blog is like check it out here. If you are the lucky winner you will get to put this blinkie up on your blog for everyone to see! Isnt' that fun?! Good luck and happy stamping!

Beautiful Friends

I made this card set to give away to a friend who needed a little something pretty in her life. These stamp sets are only available for a few more days so if you haven't ordered yours yet and you wanted it you can shop 24-7 through my business website. Happy stamping!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Fancy Pincushion

Do you love your Big Shot?! I know that I do! Being a quilter the Big Shot makes fun projects like this so easy. I used the Scallop Square Die along with the Butterflies and some of the flowers. I really needed a pincushion and wanted some thing fun along with functional an this just fit the bill. If you haven't tried fabric crafts with your Big Shot I would love to show you how easy it is. Happy stamping!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

MDS Card

This is an adorable card that my downline's husband made her using the My Design Studio last night. This was his first attempt using the software and it looks pretty good doesn't it? Did you know that you can also add music to your creations in My Design Studio?! There are so many cool things this program does. If you love creating digital projects or would like to get started this software is great because it is so easy to use and has templates available if you want them. Stampin' Up! has decided to continue to offer a Digital Starter Kit that has the My Design Studio along with supplies to make gorgeous hybrid projects. If you would like to join my team you can head over to my business website and sign up right on line all you need is my password "mailman". Happy Stamping!