Friday, December 19, 2014

Making Spirits Bright

I absolutely love the Making Spirits Bright stamp set in the Holiday Mini.  Here it is paired up with the Nordic Noel designer series paper which is perfect for this week's Inkredible color challenge.   The colors this week are straight from the Nordic Noel designer series paper:   Baked Brown Sugar, Calypso Coral, Garden Green, Real Red, Soft Sky

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Making Spirits Bright
Ink:  Basic Black, Real Red, Garden Green
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Bright Candy Dots, Rhinestones, Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools:  Project Life Corner Rounder, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Tag Topper Scalloped Punch

Thursday, December 18, 2014

HO HO HO

Here are some old favorites from last year's catalog as well as from the Holiday Mini.    If you are like me you purchase the Tag It stamp set and then you found you really didn't quite make as many projects as you would have like to with it.  

Here is Santa from the set.    I took the Just Sayin' stamp set and just colored in the word bubble border and then stamped the Ho, Ho, Ho from the retired Oh Goodie stamp set.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Just Sayin', Tag it, Oh Goodie, Tape it
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black
Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Season of Style Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Basic Black Button, Pearls

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

One Layer Card

This week's Stampin' Royalty has brings us a one layer card challenge.   Once I got the idea in my head of what I wanted the card came together pretty quickly.    The first thing I did was put down a post it notes on the sides of the card.    This help me create a border.  

The challenge will be open until 3:00 pm (PST) December 22nd. Hope you can join us!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Project Life Holiday Cheer
Ink:  Lost Lagoon, Wild Wasabi
Paper:  Whisper White
Accessories:  Subtles Candy Dots

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Holiday Gift Bag

Everyone can use a gift bag or two during the holiday season.   I love the gift bow die, but it is not always to add it to a card or a scrapbook page since of the dimension.   Gift packaging is a perfect place to add a Sizzex Gift Bow.

Ingredients to make the gift bag:
Stamp Sets:  Merry Everything
Ink:  Real Red
Paper:  Whisper White, Real Red, Brights Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack
Accessories:   Bright Candy Dots, Doily
Tools:  Gift Bow Bigz,

Monday, December 15, 2014

Holiday Wall Hanging

 Do you need a some new Holiday decorations?   Why not make something to hang on a door or a wall in your home.   Here is some chipboard decorated.    The cardboard flower was made by cutting a toliet paper roll.

Ingredients to make the project:


Stamp Sets:   Cheerful Tags
Ink:  Crumb Cake
Paper:   Whisper White, InColor Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack
Accessories:  Whisper White Satin Ribbon, Linen Thread, Designer Brushed Bronze Buttons
Tools:  Crop-a-dile, 1" Circle Punch, Festive Flurry Framelits Dies
Misc:   Toliet Paper Rolls, Felt, Doily and Chipboard


Friday, December 12, 2014

Warm Winter Wishes

This week's Inkredible color challenge is Soft Sky and Real Red.  I knew I wanted to do coffee cup, snowflakes, hearts and candy canes with this combination.   So here is my card with this week's color combo.     The mug template comes from here.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Festive Flurry, Stamp set from a local craft store
Ink:   Soft Sky
Paper:  Whisper White, Soft Sky, Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Pearls, White Organza Ribbon, Bright Button
Tools:  Festive Flurry Framelits, Heart to Heart Punch

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Reminder Holiday Marketplace This Saturday





Holiday Marketplace - December 13th
An amazing one stop shopping event
Something for everyone on your list.
Lots of Vendors! 

Here is a sneak peak of all the goodies that will be for sale on Saturday.

I will have lots of homemade holiday goodies, gift card holders, chocolates, wine tags, gift bags and more on sale for everyone on your list.    I will also have a clearance rack of cards that I will be selling for 1$.  

10:30 – 3:30

The Grande at Riverdale
Clubhouse One
100 Club Court
Rt. 23 in Riverdale


Raffles & Refreshments will be served.

Love, Love Nordic Noel

I just love, love the little houses in the Nordic Noel designer series paper.     Here is the Nordic Noel paper paired up with the Festival of Tree and I have to say it is a perfect fit.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Festival of Trees, Merry Everything
Ink:  Garden Green, Real Red, Baked Brown Sugar
Paper:   Whisper White, Real Red, Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Bright Candy Dots, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine
Tools:   Tree Punch, Scallop Border Punch

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Stampin Royalty Photo Inspiration


This week Stampin' Royalty brings us a photo inspiration.   I love all the silver, gold and garland in the photo.

The challenge will be open 3:00pm (PST) December 15th. Hope you can join us!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Watercolor Winter, Project Life Holiday Cheer
Ink:  Smoky Slate
Paper:  Whisper White, Smoky Slate, All is Calm Designer Series Paper

Accessories:   Neutral Candy Dots and Buttons, Organza Ribbon
Tools:  Project Life Corner Rounder, 1 3/8" Circle Punch

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Chalkboard Fry Box and Gift Card Holder

 So if you are still not sure if you need the fry box or gift card holder.   Hopefully another set of projects will make you realize that it is a must.    Here is the same projects but with a chalkboard effect.

I can't tell you how much I love my gift card holder. It cuts and score the gift card holder in matter of seconds.

Click here to purchase your gift card holder.

Ingredients to make the projects:
Stamp Sets:   Mingle all the Way
Ink:   Versamark
Paper:   Basic Black, Old Olive, Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Red Pearls from a local craft store, Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Whisper White Embossing Powder
Tools:  Fry Box, Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits, Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy, Holly Punch from a local craft store


Monday, December 8, 2014

Holiday Treat Holder and Gift Card Holder

 So if you haven't picked up the fry box or the gift card framelit in the holiday mini.   They are a must buy!!    The gift card framelit is must have!    It takes less than half a minute and you have a gift card holder.     I know the simpler it is to use and assemble the more chances I will pull it out and use.     How many gift cards to you give out.    I know I give out plenty.    So why not make your life easier and have a framelit that makes it for you.

Click here to shop and purchase your gift card holder.

Here is my Santa gift fry box and gift card holder.
Ingredients to make the projects:
Stamp Sets;   Merry Everything
Ink:   Versamark
Paper:   Whisper White,  Basic Black, Real Red
Acccesories:   Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Black Embossing Powder
Tools:  Note Tag Punch, 1", 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Square Punches, Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy, Fry Box Sizzex, Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies, Crop-a-dile

Friday, December 5, 2014

Year-End Closeouts

Year End Closeouts are happening right now. Over 120 items on the clearance rack. Lots of holiday products, dies, stamp sets, designer series paper and Project Life cards. There are even products from the current Holiday mini. 

The Seasonal Project Life card with Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas is now only $11.17.    

My favorite Tasteful Trim Bigz Die is only $25.79.    This is a great die if you are doing mass production.   Three sheets of paper go through the die and then you have borders for over 9 cards at a time.   No punching, just die cutting.

Designer series paper is as low as $2.59 a pack.

Stock up and save. Products available while supplies last. 

Click here to start shopping and saving. 


Casing the Catty and Inkredible Color Challenge

 This week's Inkredible color challenge is:   Pear Pizzazz, Lost Lagoon and Soft Sky.    I decided to combine this week's color combo with a caseing the catty challenge.   If you look closely on page 96 there is a beautiful card pinned to the bulletin board.   I decided to use the sketch of the card as inspiration for today's card.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Festive Flurry, Good Greetings, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink;  Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky
Paper:  Whisper White, Soft Sky, All is Calm Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Frosted Sequins, Lost Lagoon Double Stitched Ribbon
Tools:   Circle Card Thinlits, Festive Flurry Framelits

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Festival of Trees

 By far my favorite stamp set in the Holiday Mini is Festival of Trees.    Here is paired up with this week's Retro Sketches.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Festival of Trees, Merry Everything
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar, Versamark
Paper:   Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White, Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Neutral Candy Dots and Buttons, Linen Thread, Whisper White Embossing Powder
Tools:  Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Thank you!

Thank you Freshly Made Sketches for choosing my card as winner of this week's sketch.    So many beautiful cards were chosen along side mine.   How do you choose when you have so many beauties!    Thank you for choosing mine.   It is an honor to be chosen among so much creativity!!

Click here to check out the announcement on the site.