Tuesday, November 29, 2011

November Club project #2

Our second card we made this month is more of a winter theme.  The base of the card is Espresso and we stamped the tree in the same ink. We used the white gel pen to give the look of snow on the limbs. We then tore white paper and layer (which you can see in this photo) underneath the tree to look like snow.  We used Stickles (well..SU! brand which is in the Holiday mini) to accent the snow on the tree and on the ground to make the card sparkle! 

Saturday, November 26, 2011

November Stamp Club

This month we started early with a Christmas theme. This it the first card we made using some old designer paper from Stampin' Up.  We used the Stitched Stocking set and punch from the current Holiday Mini Catalog, which I like!  Added a jingle bell for  little pop!   The bell on the left is gold and the one on the right is silver and smaller.  I cased this card from Splitcoaststampers.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Thanksgiving Project

I made another bag for Thanksgiving, using up some old Designer Paper from Stampin' Up.  I made the card from the scraps from the paper and used the Day of Gratitude stamp set.  I will probably slip the card in the box with either a baked treat, like a cookie or some "blessing mix" for someone special in my kids' lives like a piano teacher.  I like to thank them at Thanksgiving time to tell them what a blessing they have been in our lives.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Stamping with Katie: October is breast cancer awareness month.  In hono...

Stamping with Katie: October is breast cancer awareness month. In hono...: October is breast cancer awareness month. In honor, I made a small little project for someone I know who is going through treatment. I f...
October is breast cancer awareness month.  In honor, I made a small little project for someone I know who is going through treatment.  I found the tin bucket at Target in the Dollar section.  I made the pink ribbon and glued it to the bucket and put the jewel on it.  The little gift card is from the recent set from SU! for breast cancer called Strength and Hope.    I probably fill the bucket with either some goodies or a gift card, letting her know I am thinking and praying for her during this time.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Card #3: Loads of Love

Happy Fall Y'all!  This was the second card we made this month from the Loads of Love set.  We filled our pick up with pumpkins and used the watercolor crayons to give it some color.  The pumpkins have sparkle from glitter.

October Cards: #2

Our second card is from the retired set "Country Blessings".  I punched out a scalloped rectangle as a stencil and sponged More Mustard, Expresso, and a bit of Cherry Cobbler.  I then stamped the image and saying in Expresso.  I then sponged the edges of the card in Expresso.  Another simple but pretty card.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

October stamp club card

This is probably one of my favorite fall SU! stamp sets.  It is "Day of Gratitude".  I stamped the medallion a bit off the page in soft suede.  The leaves are in espresso and pumpkin and cut out.  The pumpkin leaf is popped up on a foam dot.  The saying is inked in espresso.  On the left hand side of the card I cut a small strip of espresso paper and taped it to the card and embellished it with a pumpkin button.   I love the saying, " Gratitude can transform any ordinary day into Thanksgivings". A very simple card, but says alot in it's simplicity.

Monday, October 17, 2011

October Stamp Club projects

My October stamp club made these cute bags to hold the cards we made  this month (will follow in following posts).  The bag literally takes a few minutes to put together once you get the hang of it.  It would be great for cards, gift card or a small gift!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Handbag gift card holder

I got the pattern to make this little handbag from Becky Robert's website.  I used SU! designer paper from last years Holiday Mini.  If you are interested in making these, let me know.  There are lots of ways to make and embellish these.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

September club projects

Thought I would post our September club projects.  We are attempting to make Christmas tags at each club meeting so everyone is ready for the rush of Christmas!  The stamps used in the first picture  are from "Tags Til Christmas".  The other 2 cards are also sets from Stampin' Up.  The one on the left is the "Strength and Hope" set, benefiting breast cancer research.  SU! donates money if the set is bought.  I have had several friends diagnosed this year with breast cancer and since October is breast cancer month, thought this was appropriate.  The other card is our last Halloween themed card from "Dark and Dreary'  As always, if you are interested in making any of these cards on your own, I can make a card kit for you...just let me know!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Gift for the coffee drinker

I found these great reusable coffee cups at the Dollar Tree if you can believe it!  I grabbed a few for I am looking for cheap items to give as gifts or throw in a gift basket.  I  embellished the cup, but it was so easy! I found some wide ribbon and tied it around the cup, stamped a coffee cup image with the saying "a morning without coffee ...is like sleep" (from the Morning Cup set from Stampin' Up.  Inside I may put in a small bag of coffee or a Starbucks gift certificate.  This was so inexpensive and would put a smile on someone's day..who doesn't like coffee?!

Friday, September 16, 2011


BOO! When I came across the idea of a candy arrangement...I thought what a great use of my mummy can.  I may use it come October to "boo" my  neighbor.  How much fun would that be for the kids?!

To make the can, I bought an empty pint can at Home Depot.  I then wrapped it with gauze and inked it with brown ink to make it look aged.  For the eyes, I punched out 2 different sizes and tucked them in the gauze. 

The candy is attached to candy sticks (Wilton) with tape.  I stuck the sticks in foam that is inside the can.  Now to finish it off I will probably stamp some sentiment like " BOO to YOU" and attach it to another stick. 

Fun idea for teacher, coworker, etc.  BOO!

Saturday, September 10, 2011


Following up on my last post...here is the first card I "doctored". I made this one VERY simple. Stamped "Boo To You" on the front of the card and then a greeting of Happy Halloween on the inside. On the back of the envelope I stamped a little Halloween themed image.

Our street like to "boo" one another during the month of October, so I thought this would be great to stick in those goody bags!

Have a great Saturday!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Blank cards

Last night I was JoAnns getting the items my daughter needs to take a cake decorating class at the store this week. While waiting in line..this Studio G cards caught my eye! AHA! A pack of each were only a buck and there were other designs. My mind was racing.."how can I doctor these cute cards?" Got any ideas? I was even just thinking a simple verse on each would be great. I just thought the price was great: 8 cards plus envelopes for $1.00.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

August Stamp Club

It has been quite awhile since I have posted, which demonstrates how busy this summer has been! Lots of time away visiting family, vacations, camping or playing taxi cab driver! We are here now that it is August and I am back in mode! I thought I would post a few of the projects we'll be making for this month....

Friday, June 10, 2011

Father's Day

This my favorite masculine stamp set that Stampin'Up sells..probably because I have lots of handy men in my family, including my husband. I used some scrapbook paper I had laying around for the background..it is woodgrain. The brads are screws which I think I bought at JoAnn's.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

May Stamp Club Cards

This is a gift card holder..the top lifts up and the gift card goes in the bottom.

A masculine card...duct tape and screw brads as an embellishment!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Apron Card

I found a template of an apron card on Anna Wright's blog (http://sweetmissdaisy.typepad.com/sassy_sweet_notes/2009/07/crafty-secrets-design-team-challenge-tutorial.html )and made this sweet little card. All I did was download the template and printed out the template out on designer paper. I cut it out and embellished it!

Monday, February 21, 2011


On Saturday my husband took the kids out for some fun so I could get some rest. I ended up doing some crafting and made 2 of these cute, cute bags! I bought the tutorial from Inking Idaho blog (Becky Roberts) a months ago. These actually were not hard to make. I printed the bag on to designer paper, cut and put them together with the finishing touches. I added a 3-D flower on the bag on the left using the scallop punch. Now to figure out what to do with them...maybe make some cards to go in, or use these as gift card holders...

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Onesie Baby Box

Continuing with the baby theme...I got the tutorial for this onesie baby box from CraftyPerson, which would be a great gift card holder or favor at baby shower. This being my first one, needs a little work, but these aren't too difficult to make. If you are interested in making one, let me know because I have the tutorial, which I can email you.

Supplies needed: Designer paper, ribbon, 3/4 inch punch, scallop punch, scissors, adhesive, paper cutter and scoring tool.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Baby gift

Yesterday I had a baby shower for a friend ...so as usual, I decorated a paint can as part of my gift to the rest of the present. I put in a gift card for the baby and gift card for the mom (Starbucks!), plus I made some baby cards for her. The stamps I used are from Amuse..when I saw the "Got Milk" I immediately thought of her because she works as a lactation consultant for WIC program!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


I am reposting this post from Inking Idaho....great idea!

It starts today! Stampin' Up!'s biggest promotion of the year!! Sale-a-bration is our yearly customer and hostess appreciation celebration.
With every $50 they spend in catalog merchandise, you get a FREE Sale-a-bration product from the Sale-a-bration catalog. Who doesn't FREE stuff??

We all use adhesive to assemble our cards and scrapbooks, right?
How would you like to get SNAIL refills for $1.80 each?
Here is how this works...
You order 34 SNAIL adhesive refills (order number 104331 $4.50 each) totalling $153.00.

That qualifies you for a Catalog Party making you eligible for Hostess Benefits. You'll earn $15 in Hostess Dollars to spend on anything in the Stampin' Up! catalog; so you choose 3 more SNAIL adhesives FREE! With a $153 party you also get a FREE 1st level exclusive Hostess Only stamp set from page 10 or 11 of the big catalog or page 6 of the Occasions Mini catalog.

Now, during Sale-A-Bration, a $153 party earns you 3 FREE Sale-a-bration stamp sets or products from the Sale-a-bration flyer!

You average the retail value of all the free merchandise you recieve (the Hostess Dollars, FREE Hostess set and the 3 FREE Sale-a-bration sets) and you are paying about $1.80 each for your SNAIL adhesives.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Valentines Day

Today I was at JoAnn's and they had these larger sized mailboxes (this was 4.99)..you can get the smaller ones at Target, in the dollar spot. So for Valentines Day, I decorated it..all ready to go to fill with some goodies!