Monday, December 31, 2012

Another 3D Ornament

I KNOW, I KNOW the Challenge is over but...
I ran across the ornament on the very talented Connie Babbert's Blog and just had to make it (for next year). You know all those brad & button containers you have and just can't part with - PERFECT for this ornament! It is a Snowman's Hat! Fill with candy and use for an ornament/gift!




Great 3D project and so save those containers for next year and we'll make a bunch of these! Super Girl Scout project or GA's or just a cute little gift for your neighbor, mailman, newspaper lady, and the list goes on and on!

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!

PS Check out the NEW Late Night Stampers Challenge Blog! goes live today!

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Challenge 203


Challenge! 203
3D - make an ornament

So many of us have been spending a little time crafting gifts for our neighbors and friends. Many of you have created some adorable ornaments as some of these gifts. It's not too late to share your ornament with us (for next year)!

These little tea light (battery operated) snowmen have been floating around the internet and are so cute and makes the neatest ornaments glowing on your tree! I used an alcohol marker to paint the nose orange (looks yellow in the picture).

Need some inspiration? Check out the design team samples HERE

When you get your creation made you can upload it HERE


Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Woven Vintage

What a great way to use your Festival of Prints papers - Yep, weave them. Remember when we made woven placements in first grade, same principle! But what a beautiful outcome. Jamie Robison Albanese shared this technique on her blog, Getting Crafty.


Ingredients:
Vanilla 5/8 Flower Trim (available in January) 126869
Festival of Prints Paper Pad 126904
Feeling Sentimental Stamp Set (Sale A Brations- January) 129627
Framelits Labels Collection 125598
Framelits Apothecary Accents 127003
Island Indigo as a mat

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Friday, December 28, 2012

Rudolph Gift Card Holder

This really easy and cute Rudolph Gift Card Holder was seen on Lisa Young's Blog! He is so cute and simple to make. Using the Petite Pocket Big Shot Die to make the base which is perfect for a gift card. I am thinking Birthdays, Graduation, Anniversary's and just use a different punch animal.


Ingredients:
Crumb Cake, Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White Cardstock
Petite Pocket 123131 - Crumb Cake
3/4" Circle - Nose 11873
1/2" Circle - Eyes 119869
Ears/Antlers - Blossom Punch 121808
Scallop Border - 119882
Perfect Pennants hat 123126
1/2" Circle for pom pom!

I KNOW, I KNOW... there is always next year!

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Not Just for Christmas

I made this as a Winter card and not necessarily Christmas; good for masculine or just friend to friend! I used the new Honeycomb Embossing Folder 129378 on the Gumball Green Core'dinations 127847 paper. Love the Scentsational Seasons Stamp Set 121190 and the matching Holiday Collection Framelits 127814.
 I made several of these Tree Treats to give when visiting or when someone stopped by!



Now go have a cup of hot cocoa and CREATE! Thanks for stopping by and I hope all is enjoying the Christmas season with family and friends.

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

First Valentine

I KNOW, I KNOW... it has been a while since I posted but I have been in bed for the last 9 days and trying to recuperate!


I made this Valentine today using lots of the new Stampin Up products debuting in January!

Ingredients:
Petite Curly Label 129504
Facetted Vintage Buttons 127555
Ciao Baby Stamp Set 129648
More Amore Designer Paper 129309
Pool Party Bakers Twine 125574
Hearts A Flutter Stamp Set 129252
Heart A Flutter Die Set 130159

We're having a cold, rainy day here in the Heart of Virginia but we need the moisture but great day for stampin'.

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Holdman Lights

Unbelievable! A must-see!!!


Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Challenge 202


You still have time to play along!

Challenge 202
Gift card/Money holder





We all use gift cards - either for the mail person, paper boy, teacher, bus driver, etc.  So what type of gift card/money holder can you design?  Share your work with us so we can all be inspired by your creativity!

Need some inspiration?  Check out the design team submissions HERE      

Once you get your holder made you can upload it 
HERE     

This twisted card is PERFECT for a gift card or money!

AND... FYI... the little box I posted yesterday from the new SU mini catalog kit would make an excellent gift card holder for ANY occasion!

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Sneak Peek!

Another great bundle from Stampin Up! You get the Boutique Boxes Designer Printed Kit AND the A Little Greeting Stamp Set for only $13.50 (131104) BUT not until January coming out in the new mini catalog! The kit contains enough to make 8 die-cut boxes with all the decorations included. How sweet is that?

So let's Bundle & SAVE!


Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Storage Idea

Don't you just love the new pads of DSP Stampin' Up has now! I decided I needed storage for the pad! The clear stamp cases (119105) again to the rescue. Now I have a place for scraps of the DSP and the pad just fits inside. I added the catalog info at the bottom!



Hope you enjoy!

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Coffee, anyone?

This is a LARGE take off from Andrea's Christmas Cracker! Would you believe it is a pound of Starbucks famous coffee! I am Secret Santa for my boss and he loves Starbucks! Creative packing...


Such a busy time of year, sorry I haven't posted much for you but promise to do better!

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Double Door Gift Card Holder


Challenge 202
Gift card/Money holder


 


We all use gift cards - either for the mail person, paper boy, teacher, bus driver, etc.  So what type of gift card/money holder can you design?  Share your work with us so we can all be inspired by your creativity!

The double doors hold your 'gift card' and the Whisper White mat serves as a card with plenty of room for everyone to sign and leave their greeting. The doors are Cherry Cobble and I used two punches to make the wreaths. The knobs are Stampin' Up's Glitter Brads!


Need some inspiration?  Check out the design team submissions HERE     

Once you get your holder made you can upload it
HERE    

You have plenty of time to play (the Challenges will run 2 weeks)  along during this busy time of year.  Fill up our folder so we can see your work!.  

I hadn't realized it has been a week since I posted. I'll try and do better next week!

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Monday, December 3, 2012

Holiday Packaging Bundles


All the Cuteness without All the Work!


Around the holidays, people are always looking for cute ways to package little treats and gifts for co-workers, teachers, neighbors, and friends. At 20% savings, holiday packaging bundles are an affordable and adorable solution. Simply add a treat or gift and assemble.

Because holiday packaging bundles don't require any stamping, cutting, or creating, these bundles are perfect for everyone who's giving gifts this holiday season-even if they are NOT papercrafters. 
Available November 29-January 2.
Trimmings & Tags Bundle
Item 132769
$13.50 (a $16.85 value)
Includes
  • Gusseted Cellophane Bags (25 bags; 5" x 3" x 11-1/2")
  • Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags (25 double-sided tags; 4-1/2" x 3-1/8")
  • Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Sweater Trim (10 yards)
Petite Treats Bundle
Item 132770
$13.50 (a $16.85 value)
Includes
  • Glassine Bags with die-cut edges (10 bags; 3" x 5" x 1-1/2")
  • Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt (8 pieces)
  • Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (10 yards)



Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Challenge 201


Good Morning Ladies: 

I am in the process of trying to setup a new computer here and Windows 8 gives you lots of challenges! It is going to take 'forever' to get back to my old, comfortable status.

Below is a Santa I made after seeing on Valita's Fresh Folds blog. He is just too cute and I couldn't resist. He is quite glittery!

The Chrismon is an ornament I made for our Christmas tree at church. If you love glitter Christmas time is the best time to show it off!



Challenge 201
Add Sparkle

It is time to add some sparkle to your creations. Create a card, scrapbook page, 3D project or anything else you can think of where you add sparkle to your creation.

Need some inspiration? Check out the design team samples HERE

Once you get your creation made you can upload it HERE


Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The 'Grinch'

My DD sent me this from Pinterest! and so I had to make one. BUT of course I can't find green Tic Tacs in this town sooooo I used orange ones till I can find the right ones. The wrapper holds a Big Tic Tac container. Sorry the picture is blurry but you can see the idea!


Garden Green CS is cut 3 1/4 x 5 and scored at 2 1/4 and 2 3/4. I punched a hole in the middle and tied with 1/4" stitched Real Red Ribbon (15")!

The Poem reads:
Feeling kinda grouchy!
Holiday spirit can't be found!
Just try these little 'Grinch Pills"
They're the best medicine around.
Whether eating a whole handful
Or munching one or tow,
These tasty little 'pills'
Take the "Grinch" right
out of you!

TOO CUTE! CLICK HERE for the original post on Pinterest! Hers is cuter and has a template for the packaging.

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Winter Watercolor

Lucky Limeade is the base for this card. The next layer is the Core'dinations embossed with the Woodgrain Embossing folder and sanded a bit!

The spacing may not be the greatest BUT I picked up the white piece and of course I had Red ink on my fingers so I had no choice but it turned out OK! 

The stamp set is Winter Watercolor 129727 and the Ribbon Slider 127834 adds a touch of elegance.

Thanks for stopping by and comments are always welcome!

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Get Well

What a clever card? It is a tiny tissue box with a tissue in it for your 'get well wishes'! The Domestic Goddess Designer Paper is retired but the Calypso Coral and Pool Party cardstock is current. I saw this card and just had to try one! (can't remember where). The matching brad adds a bit of accent and was an after thought so it's not well-placed (next one)!

YEAH! I found the URL: CLICK HERE FOR the directions!





Might be worth getting sick just to get such a great card! Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Monday, November 26, 2012

Ribbon Keyring

I was finally able to make on of these cute ribbon keyrings introduced by Pinterest featuring Tanya Bell from Australia. She has super instructions on her blog as well as a YouTube video.


It is such a neat gift (stocking stuffer type)! Easy to make. Hers is much prettier than mine but I will make more of these!

The base is made using the Raspberry Ripple stitched ribbon and the leaves are Gumball Green stitched ribbon. My flower is lots smaller than the sample OR my bottom petals are not close enough together... Anywhooo practice makes perfect so off to try again!

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Challenge 200


Challenge 200
Favorite Christmas Colors

This week we want you to use your favorite Christmas colors on your project. You do not have to use traditional colors as this is your favorite colors to use this year. You can make a card, scrapbook page, 3D item, or whatever else you can come up with.


Need some inspiration? Check out the design team samples HERE

Once you get your creation completed you can upload it HERE 

I think my favorite color for Christmas is Night of Navy! 

The top card was made with Northern Hearts Hostess Stamp Set (retired) and Night of Navy with a Whisper White background and a touch of 1/8 inch taffeta ribbon. 

The next card fits a standard business envelope. I used the Elegant Bird Bigz 125593 die cut from computer paper and then sponged the bird in Night of Navy. The leaf is from the French Foliage 121166 stamp set and the sentiment from Curly Cute 120510. The card base is Night of Navy and the mat is River Rock

Now it is your turn!  Enjoy!


Until next time! Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Hybrid Daisies

This is the first time in a LONG time I have made a hybrid card using My Digital Studio. I used the Sweet Daisies stamp to create the daisy and a button for the center. I printed 4 - 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 on one sheet and then cut them out and layered them using Dimensionals and Night of Navy as a base.



Punching the scallop oval and 3 sets of leaves (from the Build a Bird Punch) then 3 small scallops, snipped making the cute little accent for this any occasion card. I also added a sliver of the daisies I had left from trimming on the inside.
Makes a great note card, birthday, get well or any occasion.

Thanks for stopping by and all comments are much appreciated!

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Friday, November 23, 2012

Coffee Cozy

Here's your Santa Coffee Cozy! Just a cute little thing to make for those coffee addicted friends! I used the Scallop Edge Punch 119882 and the Decorative 120907 Label punch - the belt is 1/2" and the square was punched from the 3/4" square punch. What a great stockin' stuffer!

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Halloween!

A little behind, huh? Well thought I would share my scrapbook pages of Jake's Halloween that I finally was able to finish up tonight. He's just growin' up too fast!


We have a Fall Festival for Halloween every year at our church and that's where he went! They played games and of course, CANDY! Thanks for stopping by!

Have a great Thanksgiving tomorrow with friends and family. Be sure to be thankful for your many blessings!

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'
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