Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My sisters birthday gift and card!!

I wanted to make the trees that were on souternstampers (thesouternstamper.blogspot.com)christmas countdown. These are what I came up with. Instead of using pins to attached the paper, I hot glued it to the styrofoam. I love how they turned out!! I know what all my friends are getting for Christmas. They are inexpensive but easy to do. Love that!!
Large and small trees!!
small tree
large tree
Project Recipe:
Paper: retired DSP from SU!
Accessories: styrofoam triangles - big and small, bling, glue dots, hot glue gun, Sizzix snowflake dies #2
Here is the birthday card I made for her. I wanted to try the test tube gift card holder from Gretchen Barron(gretchenbarron.typepad.com), but wanted to gear it towards my sister. She has alway been a princess ;) so I used the Artistic Etchings stamp set.
Sorry the pic is very blurry!
Card Recipe:
Paper: Always Artichoke, Whisper White, retired DSP from SU!
Stamp Sets: Artistic Etchings, Favorite sayings, and I am not sure what the Happy Birthday is from.
Ink: Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Concord Crush
Accessories: test tube, bling, Crumb Cake satin ribbon

Thursday, November 18, 2010

More Cards!!

These are my other options for the workshop card.
Card Recipe:
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla and Deck the Halls DSP
Ink: Early Espresso
Stamp Set: Welcome Christmas
Embellishments: Cherry Cobbler seam ribbon, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Sizzix Snowflake dies #2, diamonds..there will be a large diamond in the middle of the snowflake.

Card Recipe:
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla and Deck the Halls DSP
Ink: Early Espresso
Stamp: Dasher
Embellishments: Cherry Cobbler seam ribbon, Sizzix Snowflake die #2, pearls, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder

I am going to go with the card using Welcome Christmas because I am also making the hostess gift using that stamp set so I figure... good selling point showing how versatile the stamp sets can be. I am making the hostess a candle and a coaster base using Welcome Christmas. I will post once I get it made. ;)

Workshop Ideas!!

Playing with card ideas for the Workshop on November 19th. I was inspired by Kari Eklund for this card. More cards later today!!

Card Recipe:
Paper: Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla and Deck the Halls DSP
Ink: Early Espresso
Stamps: Dasher-SU
Embellishments: Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder(love it!), Sizzix Snowflakes #2, Scalloped border punch-SU, Pearl-SU

I needed a quick and easy door prize for the workshop I am doing on November 19th. I got this idea from another demonstrator but the name didn't print on the pic I printed. If it is you let me know and I will give credit where credit is due!!

They are super easy and very quick! They hold two envelopes of hot chocolate mix.

Paper: Garden Green, Real Red, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Stamps: Serene Snowflakes, Jolliest Time of the Year
Ink: Basic Black, Markers: Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie
Embellishments: 2 3/8" Scalloped Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Stickles, Real Red ribbon-SU, and white ribbon-Michaels.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Christmas Cards

I have been playing with the Welcome Christmas stamp set. I love how this card turned out!

Card Recipe:
Stamp Set: Welcome Christmas
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla and Deck the Halls DSP
Ink: Early Espresso
Embellishments: red diamonds, always artichoke seam ribbon, vintage wallpaper embossing folder, oval nestability, scalloped oval nestability

I won this stamp set from a drawing at a card swap club I belong to. It is a Close to My Heart stamp set and it is super cute! I wanted to make a flip card and it took me forever to finally
get it right! Now I can't get enough of them.

For some reason the other pic flipped and I can't get it the right way. You get the idea though.
Card Recipe:
Stamp Set: Close to My Heart..not sure of the name, Serene Snowflake
Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red, Garden Green, unknown DSP
Ink: Garden Green, Real Red
Markers: Basic Black, Real Red, Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip
Embellishments: Sizzix snowflake die set, chunky red glitter, dazzling diamonds

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Great Opportunity to Share What You Love!!!

Have you ever wanted a job that you love? Here is your chance! From November 15th through November 30th you can join the Stampin' Up! team and get the starter kit at 50% off!!! What an amazing deal! So get out that wish list and give me a call and lets get you started on a wonderful, amazing opportunity!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Welcome Christmas

I just got the Welcome Christmas stamp set! I love this set! This is the first card I made and I am not to thrilled with how it turned out. Let me know what you think!!

Card Recipe:

Cardstock: Always Artichoke and Very Vanilla

Ink: Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler

Accessories: Cherry Cobbler seam ribbon and a red diamond

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Cute Fox and Friends!!

I am trying to get a jump start on cards for the new year! I have had this idea from Gretchen Barron for a while and decided to try it out. Of course, I have to give my own spin on it!! Thanks to Gretchen for all the inspiration!!

Card Recipe:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pear Pizazz, Marina Mist, Pumpkin Pie, and Concord Crush
Stamp Set: Fox and Friends and Party Hearty
Inks: see cardstock colors
Embossing folder is a paisley I had on hand, don't know who by.