November 24, 2009

Loved how this Christmas card came out.. used the "Sweet Centers" # 116521 stamp set from Stampin' Up!. basful blue  brilliant blue card stock, 1 3/4 circle punch #112004, The Big Shot #113439, and lil leaves die cut #114511 all from Stampin' Up! I put some "snow into the sweet treat  cup #116802. This stamp set is so easy to use for all holidays. You can fill with candy, crackers, $$$$, what a great gift giving idea..

I loved making this over stamped Thank-You card. Got the card cut-out idea from Cindee Wilkerson in my Luv2 Stamp group. Used the stamp set "Charming" # 116519. Designer series paper "Thoroughly Modern" # 115673. The Big Shot, "Top Note Die" #113463, and the "Scallop oval punch" #114889. I enjoyed doing the distressing and over stamping.. I then added a piece of vellum paper ##101856 typed on my computer with a special thank-you message. "Snail adhesive" #104332 to glue all, and a "Stampin' Dimension" #104430.

November 23, 2009


Happy Thanksgiving to all of you ! We are truly blessed in so many ways, our families, friends and lives. Yes this has been hard times for many, including some in my own family, we have learned to tighten the belt while trying to find jobs, but at the same time keeping busy, creative, and trying to help others around us that need extra help. May we keep our thoughts and prayers on others who are less fortunate that don't have food on their tables, or a roof over their head. And especially to our service men over seas fighting for our freedom that we have here in this beautiful country of ours. May God bless all of you during this very thankful holiday, and may you help someone less fortunate.

Christmas card workshop

Christmas card workshop, stamp four..

Stamps used, "Sparkly & Bright" #115346
Real red card stock, "Merry Moments" Designer series paper #115672, "The Big Shot" #113349, and the "Stampin' Up! Join the Cheer " #113452 die cut.
We made this in other variations of card stock. So much fun

"Holy Family " #116513 We made the one on the far right , rich razzleberry card stock, Summer Sun, old gold tissue paper, kraft paper, "Vintage brads" #109109. This one was left unpainted, but in class we used "Stampin' Pastels" #105542.  The one on the far left is done with the "Aqua Painters"#103954 with classic inks of choice. Beautiful in their own way, lots of different looks for the stamp set.

"The Big Shot" # 113349, "Movers & Shapers Die Cut" #114506
"Magnetic Movers & Shapers" scallop die #115953,

"Tree Trimmings" stampset #116722, "Stampin' Up! Finial Press # 115963, "Stampin' Up! Little leaves" # 114511, Chocolate chip card stock, whisperwhite card stock, Shimmer Paint #116806 Champagne Mist. We made the brown card, everyone loved the look of it, very elegant.

We made these tags, that can also be used as bookmarkers... easy and fast, great for gift giving to tie onto homemade, cookies and breads, or a beautiful gift basket.
"Wandering Words" stamp set #116507, Close to cocoa ink, real red ink, very vanilla, old olive, and brillant blue card stock, red, brown ribbon.
This stamp set is very versatil, it has two other stamps in the set, that are everyday.
Here is a card that I made using this stamp:

November 22, 2009

Christmas HO HO HO workshop

Here we are at our Christmas "HO HO HO" workshop, making swags, and wreaths from the Stampin' UP!  item # 117613 HO HO HO on board glitter letters. I used all product from Stampin' UP! and the cute stamp set Sparkly & Bright # 115346, and the Tree Trimmings set #116722, Big shot die Snowflake # 2 item # 113460, The Big Shot #113439, Whisper white card stock #100730, Chocolate chip card stock #102128, Christmas Cocoa Specialty paper # 116770, Real red classic ink, old olive classic ink, chocolate chip classic ink, Shimmer paint # 116806 Champagne,various ribbons that Stampin' Up! also carries..
The HO HO HO set make 1 large swag, and 3 small ones, I made 1 large, 1 small, wreath, and 2 wallhangings... what a great gift idea, these normally retail  close to $ 30.00, so it's a great deal.  A handmade gift made from the heart! They purchased these ahead of time and we were so glad that we got together as a group to put together, everyones turned out different with the different embellishments, ribbon and such  to make it match their decor. That's what one of the best things is, watching others create, I learn from them as well.. Sharing..