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September 2013

Thankful Frame

Recently I moved my stamp room and it was a lot of work.  One good thing that came out of the move was I uncovered or maybe i should say re-discoverd some hidden treasures.  No, I am not talking about gold or silver but crafting treasure.  

Thankful frame


I found a little stash of magnetic frames and I knew this would make a great bonus project for my last card class.  Here's what we used to decorate the frames.

Paper: Sweater Weather DSP, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip
Punches: Boho Blossom, Merry Minis punch pack(126882 this item is a carryover from the last Holiday catalog), 1/2" circle punch
Big Shot: Expressions Thinlits dies, Autumn Accents Bigz die
Extras: Linen thread , Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets

Thankful frame side
 I applied  the Multipurpose Adhesive sheets (page 174 120805) to the DSP before I cut out the "thankful"  also be sure to layer a piece of waxed paper between the die and theDSP.  This little trick makes it SO much easier to remove the paper from the thinlit die.  Since I used the Multipurpose Adhesive sheet it was very easy to attach the words to the frame.  I really need to remember to use the Adhesive sheets more often.

I have so much to be thankful for and this little frame will help to remind me.  Have a great one and thanks for stopping by!

Catching Up with What's New!

Did you see there's a new Halloween stamp set?  It is a great one and you will be able to scare up some awesome Halloween projects with this set!


Halloween polymer stamps

Isn't that spider web so cool?  This is set is called Bite Me (134622) $13.95 and is another offering in the Photopolymer line of stamps.  

Here are 2 more stamp sets in the Photopolymer line and they are perfect for those of us who love to travel.


Map It Out 134620 $13.95   and Greetings From 134621 $13.95.

Here's one more new product that we were told about at the Stampin' Up! convention and now it is finally available and it was totally worth the wait.

Everyday occasions card kit
Included in the kit is a 7 piece stamp set, a clear block,  two ink spots, envelopes, and pre-cut paper and embellishments to make 20 cards.  All you will need to have on hand are scissors and adhesive and you can start making cards.  There are directions to follow or you can let your creativity run loose!  

Wow!  So much fun stuff and from i have been told there will be a lot more to come.   Let me know if you would like more information about these new offerings!  

Hope to stamp with you soon!






























Secret Garden and Modern Medley

Hard to believe I am posting two days in a row!  I am on a roll!  

Modern Medley and the Secret Garden

Stamps: Secret Garden, Express Yourself ( hostess set)
Ink: Black Stazon, Basic Black Stampin' Write marker, Strawberry Slush, Old Olive 
Paper: Very Vanilla, Modern Medley DSP, Shimmery White card stock
Big Shot: Secret Garden Framelits, Deco Labels Collection
Extra:  Aqua Painter, Very Vanilla seam binding ribbon, Dazzling Details, black micro beads (non SU)

Modern Medley and the Secret Garden side

I like how this one turned out and am planning on making a bunch of these for gifts.  I will show you my gift set soon.

Hope to stamp with you soon!



Sweater Weather

It has been pretty quiet here, not much ink drying so not much to tell you about.   The past month has been a busy one and October is looking like it is going to be as well.   One thing I learned is that I need to be sure to schedule in some creative time so I did just that on Sunday.  Now, I wish I could tell you that I was a stamping machine and made so many new things but that would be untrue.  I found it hard to get started.   Does that happen to you?  

Sweater Weather hi

This simple card took me forever to make!  I abandoned it many times and still feel like it is missing something but it is time to move on.  

Stamps: Regarding Dahlias (sentiment), Woodgrain
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Sweater Weather DSP, Champagne Glimmer paper
Big Shot: Autumn Accents Bigz die
Extras: Linen thread, Envelope Punch Board (corner rounder)

Sweater Weather hi side

I added a few strips of Sweater Weather DSP to the inside as well.    This card fits in the Mailable Monday  category and it is pretty manly as well.  

Check back with me soon as I get back to stamping and posting regularly.  Hope to stamp with you soon!



Halloween Hello and the Envelope Punch Board

This morning I had a little bit of time before I needed to head out for the day and I decided it was time to play with the Envelope Punch Board.   I made an envelope and it was super easy and quick.  I knew I couldn't just blog about making an envelope so I decided to use the envelope as a pocket for a card.

IMG_2419Halloween Hello envelope card

All I did was cut off one flap  and then assembled the envelope and I had a pocket card base.  

Halloween Hello open

Stamps: Halloween Hello, Tags 4 You, Designer Type Photopolymer stamp set
Ink: Basic Black, VersaMark, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Modern Medley DSP, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie
Punches: Artisan Label
Big Shot: Scallop Square Duo (retired)  
Extras: Envelope Punch Board, Black and Orange Stampin' Glitter, Heat and Stick embossing powder

Halloween Hello envelope card front

It is hard to see but the witch is in black glitter.  I stamped the image in VersaMark ink , embossed it using Heat and Stick embossing powder, and then sprinkled the glitter on top of the image.   I also used the orange glitter on the candy corn.  

Halloween Hello side

This was super fun and easy to make. I know there will be lots of ideas on different ways to use the Envelope Punch Board.  Order yours today and get in on the fun!

Tag It Birthday

Here's a quick birthday card using the Tag It set and coordinating Chalk Talk framelit dies.  

Tag It birthday

Stamps: Tag It (130303 SU! donates $3 from the purchase of this stamp set to the Ronald McDonald House Charities)
Ink: Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point
Paper: Pacific Point,  Whisper White, Brights Patterns DSP stack
Punches: 2-3/8" Scallop Circle punch, 2-1/2" Circle punch
Big Shot: Perfect Polka Dot folder, Chalk talk framelits
Extra: White Organza ribbon, Googly Eye, Dazzling Diamond glitter 

  Tag It Birthday side

Be sure to check out the Clearance Rack in my online store.  There are some great new deals!

Magnificent Maple Quick and Easy

I am once again playing catch up!  When you are pressed for time here's a quick and easy card to the rescue!

Magnificent Maple olc

Stamps: Magnificent Maple, Background Basics, Simply Sketched
Ink: Early Espresso,  Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Baked Brown Sugar
Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
Punch:  2-1/2" Circle Punch 
Extra: Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz 

Magnificent Maple olc side

I punched out a 2'1/2" circle on a piece of scrap paper and used it as a stencil to stamp the Background Basics script stamp into a circular shape.    I then stamped the Magnnificent Maple stamp and colored it in with different fallish colors using a cotton swab.  

Stippled Blossom OLC

Same idea using the Stippled Blossom set and Calypso Coral and Pistachio Pudding ink.  Simple cards for when you need to stamp and scoot!  That is what I need to do today so remember you can order the products you see on my blog though my online store. 

Sunflower Hello

Lately I have not been a very good blogger.  It has been a busy time AND in the midst of all the busyness I decided I needed to move my stamp room downstairs.  It has been a challenge and I am not completely done with the transition.  The problem is that the room I am moving to is much smaller than the one I am leaving.  I know, what was i thinkng?! I think it will  turn out to be a good change but  right now it is chaos.   Bear with me while I get organized.

Sunflower hello

Stamps: Sunflower, Regarding Dahlias
Ink: Crushed Curry, Early Expresso 
Paper: Naturals White, Early Espresso 
Extras: 1/4"  Early Espresso Stitched Grosgrain ribbon 

Sunflower Hello sideWish me luck I am heading back into my stamp room to continue the organizing.  I should be back to my regular postings very soon.  Thank you for stopping by!

Birthday Candles Hack

I have been wanting the Birthday Candles jumbo wheel ever since I laid eyes on the Stampin' Up! catalog.   I just love those little candles all in a row.   I finally decided to get brave and buy it and take it off the roller  and make it into a stamp.    So, I ordered the wheel and sone Clear-Mount Cling Foam(page 197 124236)  and got out my exacto knife and performed some surgery on the jumbo wheel.   The procedure was MUCH simpler than I thought it would be and now I don't know why I was so scared to try it.   Basically you cut along the seam of the wheel and then gently remove the rubber from the wheel.  Seriously, it is that simple.  I mounted it on the Cling Foam and that is easy too.  The only thing you need to be careful of is to be sure to attach the rubber to the sticky side of the foam.


Stamps: Birthday Candles Jumbo Wheel. and Bring on the Cake
Ink: Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Markers , Black Stazon
Paper:  Note Cards and  Envelopes
Extras:  Pacific Point 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon and Dazzling Details

I have to tell you about the Note Cards and Envelopes (page 162 131527) .  These are great!  They are thicker then they used to be and make a nice substantial card.    They can be mailed and you get 20 note cards and envelopes for only $5.95!   It is a deal.