Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Mini Cards - Maxi Fun

At our group get-together this month, we made these fantastic little cards. I've been making more of them ever since -- thanks, Laura!

Every single card has a matching envelope -- so cute!

I guess Shelli (the CEO of Stampin' Up! did a demo of these cards during the Alaska cruise this last year.
The cards use the Postage Punch. I really like that punch because of the shape and cool design around the edges.

This one was my favorite. I've made a whole mess of these since the group get-together.

May your day be full of favorites! Happy Stampin' and Scrappin'!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Counting Down the Days

At our last Stamper's Club, we made these great calendars. I really wanted one for November and December of 2011, too, so we did a couple of extra calendar pages and that way, I had a current calendar for my desk at work. I had to take the "November" off a couple of days ago, and I still really love this calendar. So cute. So easy. Love it! It was the first time we'd used the Beveled Windowpanes -- and they are so cool!!

Adding detailed embellishments to cards, scrapbook pages and décor items is all the rage in the crafting world. But having the right embellishment for every type of project has been a challenge for crafters. As you can see here -- I’ve got a solution that is a clear winner . . . Beveled Windowpanes! These clear acrylic frames make it as easy as 1-2-3 to create custom embellishments that coordinate with any style or color.

1- Create a focal point by stamping an image that coordinates with your project or select a scrap or two of coordinating Designer Series Paper. Also try these stamp sets designed to fit the Beveled Windowpanes: Clearly for You (#121911 wood-mount, #121976 clear-mount), Charming (#116519 wood-mount, #125829 clear-mount), Tiny Tags (#118091 wood-mount, 118592 clear-mount) or a variety of alphabet stamps.

2- Layer the focal point onto card stock or Designer Series Paper and place behind a Windowpane.

3- Thread coordinating ribbon thorough the slots on the Windowpane and you have your color coordinated custom embellishment!

You’ll have a blast creating your custom embellishments. Once you get started, you’ll be adding them to all your cards, décor items and scrapbook pages. You can even use them to make custom jewelry. Order your Beveled Windowpanes today and start creating your own miniature masterpieces!

The 3/8” Taffeta ribbon is the ideal size for use with the Beveled Windowpanes.

Lovely Letters stamp set; Specialty Designer Series Paper - Mocha Morning; Basic Black and Very Vanilla card stock; Basic Black Taffeta ribbon; Beveled Windowpanes; 2-Way Glue Pen; Snail Adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals; Mini Glue Dots; Sticky Strip; 1" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 2 1/2" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch; Basic Black Classic Ink.

Hope your life is embellished with all you could want. Thanks for stopping by -- Happy Stampin' and Scrappin'!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Easy Events - Like Christmas!

I really like the ease of this card -- along with the cheery colors that it has! It's a lot of fun to make, too. In fact, one of the easiest ways to step up a card is to add a bit of Designer Series Paper. With that one simple and affordable step, you add color, pattern and a whole lot of personality!

The Patterns Designer Series Paper Stacks are the most versatile patterned paper packs that SU! offers. The designs include polka-dots, stripes, printed text and brocade patterns and they come in easy-to-coordinate Color Collection groups. The Brights, Subtles, Regals and Neutrals Collections each include 2 sheets of each of the two double-sided designs in all 10 colors. The In Color Collections each include 4 sheets each of the two double-sided designs in the 5 colors for either the 2010-2012 or the 2011-2013 In Color Collections.

The coordinating colors and combination of patterns make paper stacks versatile enough for simple elegance, over the top feminine and even masculine projects. You’ll be amazed at the value of these big Patterns Designer Series Paper Stacks. Sheet by sheet they cost just a bit over half the price of other Designer Series Papers. Order your Patterns Designer Series Paper Stacks today and experience the fun of creating with patterned paper!

I have at least one package of each of these and use them constantly! So glad I have them around -- it's a really good value, too!

Easy Events stamp set; Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack - Brights; Whisper White, Old Olive and Real Red card stock; Crystal Effects; Snail adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals.

Hope everything is easy for you today! Thanks for stopping by -- Happy Stampin' and Scrappin'!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Blowin' in the Wind

Or at least the leaves on my cards are supposed to look like they're blowin' in the wind. Do you see that when you look at the cards?

This is using a direct to paper technique I CASEd from Michelle Zindorf. I love all the ideas she has.

Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, River Rock, Old Olive card stock; Lucky Limeade ruffled ribbon; Whisper White and Chocolate Chip inks; Lattice Embossing Folder, Little Leaves Sizzlet; Big Shot; Paper Snips.

With the wind blowing around like crazy with this fall weather, almost all the leaves are off the trees already. There are a few stubborn Pin Oaks with their leaves yet, but all the others are really blowing around, just like on the card!!

Hope your day stays in one place and doesn't blow you around too much!! Thanks for stopping by ~~ Happy Stampin' and Scrappin'!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

This is why . . .

Beginning today through December 15, Stampin' Up! hostesses can earn an extra $35 in additional Stampin' Up! products when they host a $350 workshop. What a great offer! A lot of my friends are going to be hosting events soon, so they are going to be getting some extra Hostess money - I just know it!!

Isn't this cool?

I wanted to share some pictures of a great Halloween wreath one of my downline, Rhonda, made. It's so fantastic and she's so incredibly talented. She's also in love/addicted to the Simply Scored tool. And that's okay.

So many classy touches . . .
What an amazing project! What an amazing crafter!! You go, Rhonda!!

Thanks for sharing what you do. Happy Stampin' and Scrappin'!