Oct 31, 2011

Happy Spooky Halloween and Simply Simple 76







Hello Peeps !!!

Happy " SPOOKY" Halloween !!!

I just did not have energy this morning, so I decided to sleep first and energize!!! It has been so many days of work and now I am ready to have a little bit of fun!  For a fun post, I wanted to share a 3-d swap that I did on our demo group. It is simple enough that I thought I'd used it for Simply Simple week. I trace the witch's shoes on Basic Black c/s, added the DSP, and finished it of with the scallop circle sentiment. Hope you like it.

RECIPE:
Stamps:  Spooky Bingo Bits
Paper:  Basic Balck, Whisper White,  Lucky Limeade, Cajun Craze, DSP
Ink:  Basic Black, White Craft ink,white gel pen
Accessories:  narrow ribbon, mini jingle bells
Tools:  scallop circle punch, circle punches, 1/16 punch, dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great stampin' day!
Chat

Oct 30, 2011

Stitched Stockings November Kit Tutorial 2011

Hello Peeps !!!

Happy Sunday !!!

Once again, I have come up with this beautiful tutorial that I truly enjoyed creating. I think you will, too.  I used the Stitched Stockings stamp set in the Holiday Mini. I had a wonderful time making the cards because once you stamped the image and you have the handy stocking punch that goes with it.
The Kit Tutorial has 4 cards and a 3-d item with  step by step instructions and pictures that are so easy to follow. It will come to you in a pdf format via e-mail.

Here's how to order:
1. If you already purchased the 3-month tutorial in September, you are already receiving the tutorial and will be e-mailed to you first week in November. Just make sure that I am on your safe list to received your tutorial promptly.
2. If you have not ordered the 3-month tutorial ( October, November and December) now is the time to order and you will receive the September tutorial FREE because of your 3 month order.
The cost for the 3-month tutorial is $10.00
3. If you just want to order the November tutorial Stitched Stockings 2011, the cost is $3.95.
4. If you want the Kit already assembled, please click below.

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day stampin'
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Stitched Stockings Tutorial 2011

Oct 29, 2011

Consider It Cased 75



Hello Peeps !!!

Happy Saturday !!!

I am late posting again today since I had a lot of "to do" list this morning. I accomplished quite a bit so I took time to post a card that I cased from Jana's blog ( Stamp On This). This card is so darling and delightfully cute. I made a few changes but used her color combo. I added ribbon on mine and used the circle punches for my sentiment. Hope you like it.
Thanks Jana for this wonderful opportunity to cased you.
Hop over to Jean's blog ( Bear Hugs and Inky Paws) and ss who she cased.

RECIPE:
Stamps:  Petite Pairs, Delicate Doilies
Paper:  Poppy Parade, Pool Party, Peach Parfait, Whisper White, Spice Cake DSP
Ink:  Poppy Parade, Pool Party, Peach Parfait
Accessories:  poly stitched ribbon, eyelets
Tools:  scallop circle punch, circle punches, Crop-a-dile, dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day stampin'
Chat

Oct 28, 2011

2012 Pocket Calendars



Hello Peeps !!!

Happy Friday !!!

I made these cutesie 2012 Pocket Calendars for my Etsy. They make really awesome gifts or just to keep one in your purse.  I used the Spice Cake DSP and added the Boho Blossoms punch and Itty Bitty Shape punch. I love the mini brad from the Holiday Mini. Hope you like it.

RECIPE:
Stamps:  On the Grow
Paper:  Soft Suede, Pool Party, Spice Cake DSP, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Soft Suede
Accessories:  mini brad
Tools:  Itty Bitty Shape punch, Boho Blossoms punch

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day stampin'
Chat

Oct 27, 2011

Playing with Colors 75



Hello Peeps !!!

Happy Thursday !!!

Two weeks ago, I had asked  on my blog what everyone's favorite color combo.  I was serious when I said I was going to play the Color Combos on my Thursday's Playing with Colors.
Today's colors , Blushing Bride, Basic Black, Crumb Cake and Whisper White for my Neutral- came from Angie ( My Paper Wishes). Since she is our blog candy winner, I will start with her colors.
Hope you like it.
Hop over to Jean's blog ( Bear Hugs and Inky Paws)  and see how she played with these colors

RECIPE:
Stamps:  My Friend, Field Flowers
Paper:  Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, and Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black, Blushing Bride
Accessories: poly stitched ribbon, pearls
Tools:  scallop edge punch

Oct 26, 2011

3-D



Hello Peeps !!!

Happy Wednesday !!!

These are cute notepads using chipboards that make such sweet gifts.  I made different colors from retired designer papers. I even try to match the ribbons and wrapped the binder clips with the same DSP.  The sentiment is from the Apple Blossom stamp set. Hope you like it.

RECIPE:
Stamps:  Apple Blossoms
Paper:  Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Reagal Rose, DSP
Ink:  Basic Black
Accessories:  grosgrain ribbons, binder clips
Tools: corner rounder, sticky strip

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day stampin'
Chat

Oct 25, 2011

MDS Tuesday




Hello Peeps !!!

Happy Tuesday !!!

Today's MDS is a fall card using the Autumn Spice Digital Kit. I did a bit of distressing on the background and on my main frame. I used the Cutter' kit to do the edges of my cardstock. The leaf was printed and colored and so is the background. Hope you like it.

RECIPE:
Stamps:  MDS Autumn Spice Digital Kit, Holiday Best
Paper: Early Espresso, DSP, Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso, markers
Accessories: grosgrain ribbon, pearls
Tools: Big Shot, square lattice EF, dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day stampin'
Chat

Oct 24, 2011

Simply Simple 75




Hello Peeps !!!

Happy Monday !!!

This card is for the Simply Simple week using the Snow Swirled stamp set.
This must be one of my favorite snowflake set in the catty.  I just love using it.  It is so easy to play with since there is no coloring involved. All you have to do is pick your colors and you're done.  I also love decorating the centers- this time I used silver pearls. Hope you like it.
Hop over to jean's blog ( Bear Hugs and Inky Paws) and see what she had come up with for her Simply Simple card.

RECIPE:
Stamps:  Snow Swirled
Paper: Whisper White, marina Mist
Ink:  Paific Point, Marina Mist
Accessories:  grosgrain ribbon, pearls
Tools:  circle punch, dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day stampin'
Chat

Oct 23, 2011

Fa, la,la Christmas-Homemade Tags



Hello Peeps !!!

Happy Sunday !!!

Today, I am starting my 12 Days of Christmas Projects that will help you plan your holiday gift giving with very little stress (I hope).
I made these cute tags that will be ideal for homebake cookies, breads, and/or treats for the holidays. I used the scallop circle to punch the image and used the circle die cut #2 for mounting.  What a simple to way to add a stamped design to any yummy treats.  Hope you like it.

RECIPE:
Stamps:  Homemade
Paper:  Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss
Ink:  Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss

Accessories: eyelets, hemp
Tools:  scallop circle punch, Big Shot, #2 circle die cut

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day stampin'
Chat

Oct 21, 2011

Just Notes



Hello Peeps !!!

Happy Friday !!!

You are going to love these cute note card and card holders. I just realized that I did not even do any stamping on these.
I had made these cute note holders using the scallop envelope die cut. I used the Blossom Bouquet Triple layer punch to decorate the front.  I used regular typing paper for my loose notes.

RECIPE: 
Stamps:  n/a
Paper:  Bermuda Bay, Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, DSP
Ink: n/a
Accessories:  brads
Tools: Big Shot, Blossom Bouquet triple layer punch, Itty Bitty Shapes punch, sticky strip, scallop envelope die cut

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day stampin'
Chat

Oct 20, 2011

Playing with Colors 74 and Blog Anniversary Today !!!



Hello Peeps !!!

Happy Thursday !!!

Happy Blog Anninversary to me!

I had 1,436 post as of today ,still posting and having a wonderful time !!!!!!!!!!  Can you believe it ?
It's all about having fun, sharing what you love and making each day count. I really enjoy the time that I spent creating and putting a bit of "me" into my cards/projects. Wouldn't you want to know and see me in action in my stamp room. Maybe someday I will be brave enough to do one of those videos, but for now, here is a little bit of tip on how I make my card. I will used the card above as my sample.
1. I usually start with what- The stamp set. ( Snow Swirled)
2. I pick my colors- usually 2-3 colors and a Neutral. ( Today's colors for Playing with Colors- Riding Hood Red, Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake and Whisper White for my Neutral.
3. I usually would choose a background- e.g. designer paper, embossing folder, a wheel or a stamp., or a cardstock. In this card, I chose the Northern Flurry EF.
4. I also incorporate die cuts, punches, design tools, a technique when I can. It can be part of my main image or my main image itself or the background.
In this case, I used the scallop frame and the circle punch for my main image.
5. I try to match my ink with my color combo. I do the same thing for my sentiment. I usually stick to 1,2, or 3 ink colors but no more than three.
6. I love the addition of embellishments in my card to compliment my design. I have to be careful that it does not overpower my main image though.
7. And then, I am done.
More Tips:
 I choose card layouts that will go with the stamp set I am using, not the other way around.
 I do not glue anything (yet) until I am sure I have the right placement, symmetry, color,embellishment(s) in my  card.  I start layering first and see how I am going to layer my colors.  As far as designer papers, I just have to be careful when I used them because they can also overpower my main image.
Hope this helps.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day stampin'
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Oct 19, 2011

Blog Candy Winner

Hello Peeps !!!

Happy Wednesday !!!

We have a winner !!!!!! (drum roll) Our number 8  post was from Angie (My Paper Wishes).
Her favorite color combo - Lucky Limeade and Island Indigo. 
Congratulations Angie !!! Please e-mail me where to send your blog candy.

THANK YOU ALL FOR PLAYING !!! Thank you for making my day with your wonderful comments.
I will start playing all your Color Combos next month.
Have a wonderful stampin' day !!!
Chat

Oct 18, 2011

MDS Tuesday






Hello Peeps !!!

Happy Tuesday !!!

I miss quite a few birthdays this month, so I hope it's not too late to send them. I made this card using the MDS Beau Chateau Embellishments.  I did use the Creative Elements background  in Pool Party ink and added the DSP for the background. It just needed a bit of a border so I used the scallop dotted border punch.  Hope you like it.

RECIPE:
Stamps:  Creative Elements, MDS Beau Chateau Embellishments
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Pool Party, In Color DSP
Ink:  Pool Party, Soft Suede, Lucky Limeade
Accessories:  ruffled ribbon, jumbo brad, lace
Tools:  scallop dotted ribbon border punch, dimensionals

Oct 17, 2011

Simply Simple 74



Hello Peeps !!!

Happy Monday !!!

I was just thinking the other day about a dear friend and surprised her with this card. It has been so long since I sent her something in the  mail. Most of our conversations are etiher by e-mail or phone.
Anyway, I hope she will like it. I used the Elegant Lines for my background and the Friends Never Fade
stamp set. I added the Boho Blossoms flower punch and used brads in the middle to spice it up.
Hop over to Jean's blog ( Bear Hugs and Inky Paws) and see what she has created for her Simply Simple card.

RECIPE:
Stamps:  Friends Never Fade
Paper:  Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Basic Black
Ink:  Calypso Coral
Accessories:  ruffled ribbon, brads
Tools:  Big Shot, Elegant Lines EF, Boho Blossoms punch. dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day stampin'
Chat

Oct 16, 2011

Sending Many Thanks



Hello Peeps !!!

Happy Sunday !!!

I woke up really early today with a cup of coffee in my hand and my first stop was in my stamp room.  I made this card using the Perfect Punches stamp set. I stamped the butterlies in Blushing Bride and Island Indigo colors.  It was fun to make that I even decide to cut the butterflies and create a 3-d effect.
Hope you like it.

RECIPE:
Stamps:  Perfect Punches. Petite Pairs
Paper:  Blushing Bride, Island Indigo, In Color DSP
Ink:  Island Indigo, Blushing Bride
Accessories:  ruffled ribbon, mini brads
Tools:  scallop dotterd border ribbon punch, Itty Bitty Shapes punch

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day stampin'
Chat

Oct 15, 2011

Consider It Cased




Hello Peeps !!!

Happy Saturday !!!

I jus love this cute Gift Card holder that I cased from Leena's blog ( A La Cards) using the Topnote die cut.  I copied pretty  much but changed my colors and added the Merry sentiment.  I used 2 Cherry Cobbler, 1 Whisper White Topnote diecuts and ran the DSP to the die cut.  I used sticky strip and the jumbo brad held the two Topnotes together.  Hope you like it.
Thanks so much Leena for this wonderful opportunity to cased you.
Hop over to Jean's blog ( Bear Hugs and Inky Paws) and see who she cased.

RECIPE:
Stamps:  Snow Much Fun
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, DSP, Marina Mist
Ink:  Marina Mist, Basic Black, markers
Accessories:  Cherry Cobbler quilted satin ribbon, mini jingle bells, Dazzling Details
Tools:  Big Shot, Topnote diecut, dimensionals,

Oct 14, 2011

It's time for Blog Candy

Hello Peeps !!!

Happy Friday !!!

My Blog Anniversary is coming !!! 
 I wanted to celebrate it with you by offering a Blog Candy !!!.
It has been four years - WOW!!! and you would not believe the FUN I am having.
I am so wonderfully blessed that I am able to share and reach out to you through my blog and extend a bit of my creativity as you have yours.  I have enjoyed the wonderful comments that I received on a day to day basis and they are very much appreciated. Truth be told, I think that's what keeps me going.  THANK YOU!!!  :)

Are you guys ready to play?
All you have to do to play is to write down your favorite COLOR COMBO ( Stampin' UP Current and/or Retired Colors) and I will play each Color Combo on the  Playing with Colors every Thursday. If you leave your name and/or your blog, I will give you credit for it. Simple and Easy!

I will annnounce the Blog Candy Winner on Wednesday  ( October 19).  I will do a random integer to choose the winner. Blog Candy open to US and Canada residents only.
Please leave all comments on this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Have a wonderfully fun day... stampin' of course !
Chat

Oct 13, 2011

Playing with Colors 73



Hello Peeps !!!

Happy Thursday !!!

Today's Playing with Colors- Bravo Burgundy, River Rock, Baja Breeze and I chose Whisper White for my Neutral. I stamped the butterfly in Baja Breeze, cut them and decorated them with the Itty Bitty Shapes punch. I used the Elegant Bouquet background and stamped the sentiment. I can tell I was getting a bit tired  because I had a hard time deciding what to do with my ribbon. I finally off set the ribbon and I think it worked out fine.
Hop over to Jean's blog ( Bear Hugs and Inky Paws) and see how she played with these colors.

RECIPE:
Stamps:  Creative Elements
Paper:  Whisper White, River Rock, Bravo Burgundy, Baja Breeze
Ink:  Baja Breeze, Bravo Burgundy
Accessories: organza ribbon, pearls
Tools:  Big Shot, Elegant Bouquet EF, scallop dotterd ribbon border punch, dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful stampin' day
Chat
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