Sunday, October 9, 2016

Candy cane lane


I know I have already said I LOVE this Candy Cane Lane dsp but I have to say it again.  I LOVE this paper!!! It is so pretty and so easy to make such a beautiful card.  That's probably the number one thing I love about Stampin' Up! They come up with papers and stamp sets that coordinate so well it makes me look brilliantly creative even when I'm not. 

This card uses a crumb cake card base, real red background layer and then a 3 3/4x 5 white layer with a strip of 2 1/2x 5 dsp layered on the top half.  I cut two houses from the dsp to add to my scene and stamped a greeting in early espresso from the Tin of Tags stamp set. I added a piece of white to the inside so I could write and stamped a little candy.   After I added some dazzling details to the snow on the roofs I was done.  

Don't forget that there is a great sale going on right now at Stampin' Up! on 
designer series paper
 and some other great things for World Card making day (which was October 1st!) 
If you place an order and use hostess code B34V447C and I will mail you a FREE gift! 

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Not fun

Some time today was spent stamping but it was not happy crafting :(  Last month my grandpa passed away and I needed to send thank you cards for flowers and things.  I had been putting this off because it was something I didn't want to think about but it needed done.  Yes I could have used ones from the funeral home and had it done and over however when I stopped by there last week the lady still didn't have things together so I didn't get any thank you cards picked up and honestly I felt I should make them myself.  If they cared enough to send something I should take the time to send them a proper thank you.  

Thank you to Ginger Pelfrey for posting the card for my inspiration on Facebook. 

Friday, October 7, 2016

Easy Holiday Treat Containers

My friend and fellow demo are doing FREE card making classes at the local community center on Mondays and this week I brought samples in to show them how they can make easy little treat containers for kids parties or just for fun.  

Many of you have made or at least seen the sour cream containers before, but just encase you haven't, here are the ones I made. 

Of course these use some of my favorite stamps from the Holiday Catalog. I just can't stop using that Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and the Cookie Cutter halloween set is just as cute! Just by changing the paper and the little person on the front you can have treats for all the different upcoming holidays. I was going to add a bat to that Mummy one but I forgot, lol. 

I will put directions on later but you can find many on Pinterest. 

The paper size is 4 1/2x 6 for these which makes them a tad bit smaller but they still hold a decent amount of candy and there is not much wasted paper. 

Don't forget that there is a great sale going on right now at Stampin' Up! on 
designer series paper
 and some other great things for World Card making day (which was October 1st!) 
If you place an order and use hostess code B34V447C and I will mail you a FREE gift! 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

I spy ornaments

These have been all over the internet in the last couple years so it is nothing new, but my kids loved them last year and I am making up some for an upcoming craft fair so thought I would show you how I was boxing them up. 

I made my box from cherry cobbler cardstock and used crumb cake for the insert and the lid. The stocking paper was an old piece of scrap paper I had laying around. (Can't stand to cut up a new sheet for that little strip!!) 

Most of my ornaments were glass balls from Hobby Lobby but I was worried about breaking so these are actually plastic bulbs from Dollar Tree and you get 2 for $1.00 so you can make them for family pretty cheap. The only other thing I had to buy was the little beads that I used to put inside. You could use a multitude of other things but I liked these little beads. They came from Hobby Lobby also. The assorted buttons are from my huge stash that I have managed to collect but never use. 

 Here is a close up showing the insert that is in the box and it has a cut out that the ornament actually rests in so it doesn't move around much.  The directions for the box came from youtube and can be seen here

Don't forget to enter my contest that is going on through October 7th!  If you have not yet done so, you can check out the details on the post from Monday. It is really easy to enter. 

Also don't forget about the wonderful paper sale going on this month! Stock up while you can! I wonder if I get 4 or 8 more packs of the beautiful Christmas paper if I would be able to cut it for strips for my box, lol.  I can't be the only one who hates to cut into a sheet of pretty paper. 

Just click the pic to order! Use hostess code B34V447C and I will mail you a FREE GIFT!!!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Don't be a cotton headed Ninny-nuggins

A card and a contest! 

I am certainly starting to get in the Christmas spirit. Yes, I know it is only October and we have quite a few holidays between now and then but when you have to prepare for craft shows and Christmas Card classes, you start working pretty early on Christmas cards.  The card today came from another demonstrator on Pinterest and reminds me of one of my favorite Christmas movies. Bet you can't guess what it is...............

If you couldn't guess, the movie is Elf, but that is not the contest lol. Bet you thought you were going to get off easy. 

So what is the contest? Well I have a Christmas giveaway going on and it will end October 7th.  All you need to do to win is comment and tell me how many times I used the word Christmas in this blog post and what your favorite Christmas movie is.  How simple is that? 

Don't forget that there is a great sale going on right now at Stampin' Up! on designer series paper and some other great things for World Card making day (which was yesterday!) Did you know that?
If you place an order and use hostess code B34V447C and I will mail you a FREE gift! 

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Free Paper!

Who doesn't want FREE paper?

If you are anything like me, then you will LOVE this sale on paper!! I don't know about you, but I don't think I could ever have enough paper. I think my husband and kids would disagree though, lol. 

Seriously, I think I could buy 50 packs of the Candy Cane Lane paper just so I could still have some after I make all the adorable cards I see on Pinterest using it. 

If you would like to take advantage of this Paper Sale, use Hostess Code: B34V447C and you will get a FREE gift from me!

Order Now!  If you can not find where to enter the hostess code email me and I will help you. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Online Catalog Launch Party

Did you know I hold online parties? Not sure how they work? I am holding one this week, you can come check it out if you would like to see how it works.  Just click on the Launch Party image below to be taken to the event page.

If you would like to earn some FREE products of your own, we can schedule your own online party! June is a wonderful time to hold your party. You get $35 in ADDITIONAL Stampin' Up! rewards!

Not ready to schedule your party yet? Need more information? Contact me! 

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