Friday, December 30, 2011
And my friends & I from Stampin' Addicts are here to show you some of the yummy goodies from the new Mini and some unique ways to use them :)
If you are starting at the beginning, just keep clicking the links to the next stop. And have no fear, if you get lost along the way. Here is the link to the masterlist of the hop!
I am going to show you a few things with the Paper Doily Sizzlet. It is such a yummy new toy! And I confess that I have Valentine's on the brain today :)
Next up, some treat wraps. I think these are adorable, and they would look fab with some of those big pretzel sticks dipped in chocolate and sprinkles, don't you? I added some of the Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details to the strawberry and the middle heart on the pink wrap. SO YUMMY!
And last but not least , I had challenged myself to find something masculine to do with the doily. Can you see it? I used the doily as a mask to create the camouflage! I even impressed my boys with this :) ANd I snuck in some of the new Labels Framelit dies. I'm telling ya, you have to check out this MINI. It is chock full of yumminess!
Be sure to come back later this week for more details on these projects.
Now, on with the show! Check out Paula's blog for the fun stuff she does with the Edgelit Dies and Matching Embossing Folders, gorgeous!
And if you are going backwards through the loop, you need to go to Yapha's blog next where she did wonderful things with Candy Conversations!
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
I got my box of pre-order goodies the first week of December and have been dabbling with the new stuff ever since. I am in LOVE with the Labels Framelits dies.
I stamped the main image in Early Espresso on a scrap of Daffodil and then trimmed out the banner, then stamped the sentiment on it. It is popped up on dimensionals also. Lots of layers on this card. I ♥ layers.
- Stamps: Apothecary Art, Warmest Regards (retired), Woodgrain BG
- Paper: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Naturals White, Daffodil Delight
- Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight
- Other: Gold Lame' Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink, Big Shot with Labels Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sponge, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint
I believe this ended up going to the widow of one of the police officers that worked in the ER I work in. He had retired last year and had advanced Parkinsons disease. His widow is one of our receptionists and it has been a really tough year for her.
Ok, now on to some fun news!! The Stampin' Addicts Occasions Mini Blog Hop starts on Friday! Be sure to come back for all of the amazing projects with all sneak peeks of the goodness to come!!
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Well, I hope it has been a very Merry Christmas for everyone! I know it has been for us. We spent Christmas Eve at the Neyssen's (Jamie's mom & stepdad) and nearly everyone was there. Amazing! It was so fun watching the little kids open their presents, and holding the new baby, Madison. She is 1 month old, and so sweet! And I have been trying to get a good family photo for our Christmas card this year, and I finally got one! This evening jsut as the sun was going down, lol!
And what is a post without a little project. I made this little purse last month with some of the scrumptious Spice Cake fabric and lined it with muslin. my Amazon Fire fits in it quite well :)
Ok, time for this girl to go to bed... I must work in the morning and 5:30 comes mighty early :)
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Well, I just finished one of the many Christmas celebrations for this season! This one was with my Mom's side of the family. It was my turn to host this year and my house got a cleaning it had been sorely needing for a long time now. You know, stamping usually takes priority over scrubbing walls and cupboards ;)
And now it is time to get back to stamping! I got a great big box full of pre-order goodness earlier this week and have not had a chance to do more than assemble the stamp sets (all 15 of them), put everything away, and make a sympathy card for a co-worker (she needed to give someone else the card).
I did want to show you more of what we did at club this month also. This is a gift card holder I came up with.
I used the prongs of a mini brad for the closure, which works really well! The embossing was so yummy on the card we made, I just had to keep using it :) There is White and Pewter on this card.
- Stamps: Snow Swirled
- Paper: Bashful Blue, Whisper White
- Ink: Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Versamark
- Other: Simply Scored, Decorative Label punch, Corner Rounder punch, Paper Piercer and Mat Pack, Silver Mini Brad, Embossing Buddy, White Detail embossing powder, Pewter embossing powder, Heat Gun, Stampin' Dimensionals, Big Shot with Snow Burst embossing folder
Here is the inside of the gift card holder. It is very easy to make, so you could make as many as you need for the season very quickly!
You can get 3 gift cards from one 8½x11 sheet of paper with this template. I hope you all have fun making these!
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
First off, the winner for the Blog Candy is Miriam Pratner! Congratulations Miriam! Be sure to email your mailing address to me so we can send your candy :)
I got a little carried away with the embossing this month, but is sure is pretty! I couldn't resist adding more stuff either. Those little joggle bells were just begging to be used. :)
This was a great way to do some emboss resist. When I finished this, I just had to add the white sowflake in the middle. The snowflake told me so. ;)
- Stamps: Winter Post, Christmas Greetins
- Paper: Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Whisper White
- Ink: Versamark, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red
- Other: Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Mini Jingle Bells, Square punch (any size will work), sponges, Stampin Dimensionals, Corner Rounder punch, Big Shot with Northern Frost die, needle, Embossing Buddy, Heat Gun, Pewter embossing powder
And you get a peek at the inside here. I also stamped the sentiment from Christmas Greetings and embossed that too.
I got my preorder package for the Occasions Mini and Sale-A-Bration today. It is going to be so hard to wait until after Christmas to share stuff with you! I already made one card with my new goodies. I still have to do Christmas stuff yet though, so I better learn to alternate, lol!
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Welcome to the Hop! We are going to blow you away with all of the awesome projects and tutorials this weekend! I am so pleased to be part of this very talented group of women :) Everyone has such amazing ideas!
Up on the Rooftop
* The FABULOUS UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! Design Team will have awesome projects for you to enjoy at their blogs!!
* Every project will include a link for a downloadable PDF tutorial.
* Every Designer will have BLOG Candy at their blogs and YOU could be a winner!!
*We will have FUN Creative Challenges where you can share your projects
*LIVE Chats with prizes
* Talent Search...would you like to be considered for a Guest Designer spot for the UStamp with Dawn & Friends!! Design Team?? Get your Holiday MoJo going because details will be announced Dec 2nd.
I am stop #25 on the hop and if you are following in order, you have just come from Betty Traciak's blog where she shows us a gorgeous Window Box Display!
For my projects, we will be using Window CD Envelopes to create treat holders with a gift card holder attached to the back. This gift card holder is also a stand alone project, and we can never have enough ideas for gift card holders, can we?!
This is the first version of the project. Love those little snowmen! They remind me of marshmallows :)
And this the gift card holder on the back. Don't miss the tutorial, I have a nifty idea for the closure!
Here is the second version of this project. I couldn't stop with just one, lol!
And the gift card holder for this one.
Can't you just see these being used for teacher/coach/busdriver/neighbor gifts?!
Ok, on with the show! You can click on the banner above to get to the tutorials for this event. And to continue on with the hop, use the links below.