Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!!!

Hello Stampers,

I was up late last night putting the chocolate and candy into my treats bags. Frank is all ready to go for when the Trick or Treaters arrive. My nephews will be the first to arrive so I have something else for them but I will be sharing that with you tomorrow. I'm excited to see them in their costumes, they are each dressing up as a Superhero.

Thanks for checking in and I hope you all have a spooky Halloween night!

Stamp Set: Booglie Eyes (retired), Grateful Greetings,
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Black Stazon
Accessories: Watercolor pencils, Blender Pen

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sparkly Balls

Good morning Stampers,
Like the title? I thought it was saucy. hahaha
I spent all of Sunday afternoon making these and then I ran out of glitter. I saw these on a youtube video and I'm sorry to the person who did the video I can't remember how I found it. These can be very messy to make but there's not fun in clean crafting is there? I got ink and glitter everywhere, including the remote to the tv. I hope you like these as much as I do. I will be doing a class next month and these will be one of the projects.

Thanks for checking in!
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive, Brilliant Blue, Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay
Accessories: Glitter...lots and lots of glitter

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Technique Tuesday

Hey Stampers,

First I want to start with, What is going on with the weather? Last week we had our first snow fall of the season and then today we hit high double digits. I was really hot today at work and last week I was freezing. I don't know what to wear anymore.

Anyway, it is Tuesday and you know what that means. Today's technique is called the spotlight technique or also a highlight technique. You want to make sure you use a stamp that has a lot of details to it like this one. I haven't used this stamp set too much but it works really well with the technique.

You should try this out, it's really quite quick and easy. Thanks for stopping by!

Stampe Set: Fresh Cuts
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry
Accessories: 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Zindorf Style

Hey Stampers,

I wanted to show you a couple cards that I made a while ago when I was just discovering Zindorf's blog. She is just amazing. I am just a beginner when it comes to her techniques but I am practicing. I made these a while ago but I thought that I would show them since they fit the season and I have been posting Christmas projects lastely. All the ink and paper are Stampin Up but the stamp sets are both non-Stampin Up.
I hope you like and thanks for having a look. Feel free to leave a comment.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

More Tags

Hey Stampers,

These are sooo easy to make....if you have a big shot. Have I told you lately how much I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this thing. You can punch out 6 tags with one piece of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock and these probably took me about 5 mins to finish. You'll notice that I'm using an old Hostess set and a new Hostess set. I have been having fun with these so hold on cause you'll be seeing more. How many more days til Christmas?

I hope you enjoyed what you saw, thanks for checking in.

Stamp Set: Deer Friends (retired), Christmas Punch
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Old Olive
Paper: Kraft, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Merry Moments DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Two Tags Die, Scallop Punch, 1 1/4'' circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, Oval scallop punch

Friday, October 16, 2009

Baby Shower Invites

Hello Stampers,

Today I'm taking a break from Christmas to show you the baby shower invitations that I made for my sister-in-law. If you couldn't tell she's having a girl. I'm very excited to finally be able to make some girly cards. I got this idea from here. I made a few adjustments but I really liked what she did. The colours are last year's in colours and this stamp set has unfortunately retired. The insert I just printed off the computer and tried to find a colour that was as close to Chocolate Chip as possible but you can't really tell from this picture.
Let me know what you think, I'd love to hear from you.
Thanks for checking in!

Stamp Set: Bundle of Joy
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Big Shot Texturize Plates

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tree Ornaments

Good Morning!

As I mentioned yesterday today I am showing you the ornaments that I made from the Country Living Holiday kit. I didn't show you in the picture but I inked up the back of the chipboard with ink just to make it look more complete. It takes a couple times after drying to get the exact look that I wanted. I know I've been showing a lot of Christmas crafts but next week I'm hoping to finish and show you my Halloween treat bags that I'll be handing out. I don't want to get the candy too early as last year I ended up having to buy more because I ended up eating a lot of it. There's something about mini chocolate bars that seems so harmless.

I hope you like, leave me a comment of what you think. Have a great day!

Recipe: Country Living Holiday Collection Stampin Kit

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Good Morning Stampers,

Over the weekend I worked on some tags. These are from a kit that came up last year from Stampin up. Today I'm showing you the gift tags that I made using the kit and tomorrow I will show you the tree ornaments. These tags are pretty simple to make with the kit and the only messy part is inking the chip board, I always seem to end up with a lot on my hands. Everything you you would need came in this kit and I really liked that, hopefully Stampin Up will come out with something similiar this year.

I hope you enjoy and thank you for checking in.

Recipe: Country Living Holiday Collection Stampin Kit

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Technique Tuesday

Hey Stampers,

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend, I certainly did. I feel like I got so much done. I ended up doing a lot of crafting which is always fun! Today is Tuesday and I thought I would show you another technique we did at my Technique Tuesday class. There is a tutorial for this on Splitcoaststampers. I happened to just do some laundry over the weekend and a good thing as this technique uses used dryer sheets. This was pretty easy, I used spray adhesive and suggest you don't do this on a work space that you use a desk is a little too sticky for my liking right now. Hope you like it, I tried 2 different cards using the Lovely as a Tree stamp set.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamp Set: Lovely as a Tree
Ink: Basic Black, Hamdsome Hunter
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Glitter, Black ribbon

Saturday, October 3, 2009

No Stamps Required take 3

Good morning Stampers,

It's finally the weekend. This week felt like it went on forever to me, did anyone else feel that way. Later on today I'm going to African Lion Safari with my nephews. I'm really excited as I loved going there when I was a kid and I can't wait to see their expressions when they see all the animals. I should have made an animal card for my post today, it would have made a little more sense.
Anyway, instead I'm showing a Christmas card. It looks like it would be complicated but it really isn't. I got a card for Christmas a couple years ago from my aunt that was similar to this and ever since have been dying to try it. We made this card at my class last night which was all about cards that don't require any stamps to make.
Hope you like and thanks for stopping by!

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Whisper White, Christmas Cocoa DSP
Accessories: Real Red Ribbon, Brad, Top Note Die

Friday, October 2, 2009

See what you missed...

Hey Stampers,

This is the second card we made at my Technique Tuesday class this week. I don't use the Brayer too often but I love the way this looks. I cased this card from here. There's a great video that shows you how to do it. This card took a couple tried before I got it to look the way I wanted it too but I still think I'd like to try again.

I hope you like and enjoy your weekend it's almost here!!!

Stamp Set: Inspired by Nature
Ink: Chocolate chip, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun
Paper: Glossy White, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Brayer