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enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments... in this we make a difference!

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Happy Fall Ya' All! It's officially fall here in Utah-according to the calendar anyway. It has been so cool here at night. It feels great, but I think we are back up to the 90's this weekend! I guess that's good though, it gives us one last chance to get up to the cabin for one last weekend. Jason's grandparents own land at Lava Ranch. We haven't been able to even make it one time this summer-it went by too Fast!

This card is kind of a sneak peak of what's to come in the new Holiday Mini! Starts tomorrow and I can't wait for you to see all of the fun products that are going to be available for the holidays!

This stamp set is called Day Of Gratitude (clear of course)! :) It has coordinating card stock that is to die for! More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, and Early Espresso are the color combo I used here. I cannot wait to use this for our October class! I plan one month ahead for each holiday.

page 202: 119866 Extra-large Tag punch
119876 Large Tag punch
page 191: 111368 Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
page 188: 119247 Basic Pearls (I Love these little guys!)

Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Early Espresso, More Mustard, and Cajun Craze classic ink and card stock. I also sponged the edges in Early Espresso!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Happy Tuesday crafters!

Today was such a fun day.

There is a lot of excitement in the air from my nieces and nephews. School is starting next week and the Box Elder fair is this weekend. I remember those days of going back to school and the fair starting the weekend before. It was a time to dress up in our fancy new school clothes- we begged our parents to wear them for just one night, hoping that that would be the night when we saw our last year's crush and our new one. Meeting our friends at our favorite spot to watch other cliques walked by, especially the boy's! My family lived seven miles out of town. That may not seem very far away, but it was. Both of my parents worked full time jobs, so getting into town on a weekday was frustrating, especially when I would call my friends in town just to chat and they would be out with other friends- how dare they-I thought I was her best friend! :) The only days we could hang out was Friday nights and Saturdays. Sundays were reserved to be together at church and doing Sunday dinner's with extended family.

Yes, those were the days- when life was sooooo much easier and I didn't realize how hard it could really be! Jeeeeezzzzzzz! If I had known, I would have taken those days a little slower.

Anyways, this was my little "blast from the past" day. Jaecee, my seven year old niece, was showing me all of the contents in her new backpack. I looked at all those pencils and thought, "That's a lot of pencils and if her school days are anything like mine she will lose half of them in the first month!" So that's when the picture of the Mini Vintage Tags (118763 page 186) popped into my head. I knew exactly what to do with them. I have been waiting patiently for the perfect project I could use them on! So the cute little pencils were born! I spent most of the day helping her to make everyone of them-she wanted to do it by herself of course!

Hot glue a piece of ribbon to the pencil. Un-knot the thread to the vintage tags and put only one end of the thread behind the ribbon before you tie a knot. Then pull the tag up to the point of how far you want it to hang and re-tie the vintage thread knot. I used the classic ink that coordinates with the ribbon to stamp her initials on the tag. The stamp set I used is retired. I keep a few around for the kids to use so they won't use my current Stampin' Up! products.
Use the Calendar Alphabet and Numbers, it would be darling! (111610 page 162)

Well, I'll shut up now. :)

Happy Stampin'!


Sunday, August 22, 2010

I love Sundays! Going to church, visiting family, and stamping the rest of the day! We had quite the storm today. It started out being a beautiful day and then WHAM! the wind kicked up and out the door we went to make sure everything didn't blow away! These are the days I love the most, stamping and listening to the rain. Only one more week and then summers over (sniffle, sniffle). But I am not going to miss the heat, at first. lol.

This card, found on page 96 of the 2011 catalog is the whole reason why I just had to have this stamp set. I could not get over how adorable that card is! This of course is my rendition of it since I don't have the Defining Alphabet #114952. Yet anyway.

Fox & Friends - clear #118565- $14.95 ( I adore the clear stamps! And they are way cheaper!)

Perfect Punches- clear # 120516- $17.95 (Coordinates with Scallop Oval Extra-Large punch #119856 $16.95.

Baja Breeze Classic Ink -Subtles Collection- #111833
Baja Breeze Smooth Card stock #111352

Crumb Cake Classic Ink- Neutrals Collection- # 121030
Crumb Cake Smooth Card stock #120953

1/8" Taffeta Ribbon- Very Vanilla #119960 (This has got to be the tinest ribbon in the world!)

I used some dimensionals to "pop" out the sentiment.

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Thanks for visiting me and Happy Stampin'!


Monday, August 16, 2010

Happy Monday evening! Yes, Monday's almost over! I was just a stampin' away this evening, relaxing and trying to make myself do quite the challenge, you know the "out of your comfort zone" type of a challenge. But much to my surprise, it was really fun and not as scarey as it seemed! What is always helpful to me is finding something that inspires you. Pick out a page in a magazine or look at some paintings, and other wall art, and then put it into action! Pick out a color combo from the Color Coach (121620) or use the colors that you see in what you've chosen to use as your sketch. I've used this sketch from another blog Every Monday they have a new sketch.

This project is done in Cajun Craze (regals collection page 168) it looks like Pumpkin Pie in the picture but its not, I promise.
Basic Gray ( neutrals collection page 169).
Basic Black (neutrals collection page 169).
Designer Paper Series Wicked Fun Specialty (117400 page 172).
Embossing folder Finial Press (115963 page 214).
1 3/4" Scallop Circle Extra Large (119854 page 200).
1 3/8" Circle Large (119863 page 202).
Jewels Basic Rhinestones ( 119246 page 188).
Stamp set Wicked Cool (clear mount 120600 page 23)

1. Basic card Base: Basic Black 51/2 score @ 41/4.
2. Basic Gray layer: 4 x 5 1/4 Embossed
3. Stamp the spider web 5 times with Cajun Craze in on Cajun Craze card stock. Then punch out in the middle with 1" punch. I forgot to put that in the supply list, sorry.
4. Layer those behind a 1 1/2 x 5 1/4 strip of basic black.
5. Center those just right and leave to put the same size Cajun Craze next to it.
6. Basic gray size 2 3/4 x 3 3/4
7. Layer a size 2/ 1/2 piece of the designer paper over the basic gray.
8. 2 pieces of Basic Gray and Basic Black sizes 1/2" x 4". Layer Basic Gray slightly over the
9. Basic Black and place three jewels in a row. Duh! I bet you could figure that out! :)
10.Emboss in black "Have a Wicked Halloween" in black on gray card stock and punch out with 1 3/8" round punch and sponge around edges in Basic Gray ink.
11. Pop that out with a dimensional and layer it on top of Cajun Craze scallop circle.

And your finished!
Whew www! Clear as mudd! Don't be afraid to call me with any questions you may have.

Thanks Stampin' Up!

Til next time...


Sunday, August 15, 2010

I love the new color renovation! It's such a ball to have fresh new art to create with it.

W hat I used: card stock and Dsp... Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzaz, Sunny Garden.
Big Shot Dies and Punches... Word Window (119857 pge 202) Modern Label Extra Large (119849 pge 202) Two-step Owl Extra-Large (118074 pge. 200), Scallop Square (115950 pge. 207), Scallop Squares Duo (Holiday Mini. Coming Sept. 1st) Square Lattice Impressions Folder (119976 pge. 214), Perfect Polka Dots (117335 pge. 214)
Stamp set....Occasional Quotes (Hostess Level 3 pge 14)

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I just love designer paper, Don't you! It adds so much with out doing too much to distract from the words that you want to say. I went ]over to my up-lines house to play around a little. She always has the Brand New cool stuff! And we like to have a day to catch up on things and do something we both love! I like to share ideas with other people, hence the whole blogging thing :) and love to see what we can create when we put our brains together. We are constantly amazed at how many talented Stampin' Up! demonstrators are out there, and we hope we can keep up! There are new ones all of the time! So, this is a card I came up with, I find the simpler the more beautiful. You don't have to have the latest and greatest to be a good designer and crafter. Don't feel like you have to go crazy, and have everything, use what you have and be open minded. You will never know what will grab you and turn your talents up side down, in a good way :)!

Good afternoon!

I just couldn't wait to do this project!

It was so fun and with a Mini Milk Carton Die (117310) it was a snap!

I used Wicked Fun Specialty (117400)
$11.95 for 12 double sided sheets (single sheeted paper with Black flocking). Flocking is so beautiful and it adds and element that is almost life like!

I also purchased a mini milk carton tutorial from Becky Roberts at she is a fabulous stamper!
I'm a sucker for punches! Two-Step Owl Extra Large (118074), both square punches (119865,119877) both tag punches (119866, 119876), Word window (119857), Modern Label (119849), and the beautiful Dotted scallop ribbon border punch (119275).


Wicked Cool ($14.95 clear, #120600)

I can't wait for you to make your own!

They would be fun neighbor gifts for Christmas, don't-cha-think!

Thanks Stampin' Up!

Til' next time,


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Good Sunday evening stampers!
Today was a good day! I was able to stamp a lot and I came up with this beautiful card. I am so in love with the Love Letter #117162 designer paper. The possibilities are endless in my eyes.
Basic black, Riding Hood Red, and Very Vanilla just doesn't get any better than this. And with the antique brads (#109128) it's quite the show stopper!
Here's how I made this card:
Base: Basic Black. Cut 81/2 x 11 card stock in half at 4 1/4 then score in half again @ 5 1/2 and fold.
Layer one: Riding hood red. Cut down to 4 x 5 1/4. Run through the Big shot using the Perfect Polka dots embossing folder (#117335).
Tricky DSP maneuver: One one side of the Love Letter there is a pattern to run through the Big shot Top Note (#113463) die. It's look likes a wide ruled piece of paper. With the ruled edge on your left, where it should be if you were to write on it, you are going to trim it down and have fun aiming it to run it through the big shot. Sorry, wish I could do it for you!
Scallop circle flower: Page 123 in the catalog. Basic black.
Punch out 2: 1 3/4" scallop circle extra-large punch (119854).
Score the scallops from valley to valley ( in between the humps, the lovely lady lumps:))
Punch a small hole with the smallest hole punch on your Crop-A-Dile (#108362) in the middle of the scallop.
Cut in one of the score lines up to the hole on both scallops and STOP!
"Fan" fold the score lines.
Take the two halves and glue them together. Add your Antique brad (#117237) and a sentiment. Looking back I would like to see what a Riding hood red sentiment would look like!

Oh Well, maybe later!
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