Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Nature Walk

I am starting to get ready for my next card workshop on January 4th.  Don't forget that time is running out to order from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  I will be placing my final order for the catalog on Sunday evening, January 2nd.  If you are local, call or email me your order.  If you are long distance, click on my Stampin' Up! logo on the right and you can shop online 24/7 and have it delivered to your home.
This was the first card that I have ever made using a challenge.  The flower was made using the Kraft packing material out of Stampin' Up! delivery boxes!  You can not tell on this picture, but the flower is all shimmery and I will post a video next week showing you how I made it.
Nature Walk
This card was made for two challenges, the first colourQ challenge #65:
And also for Diva Coffee Break Designs Sketch Challenge #209:

Stamps:  Nature Walk, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Crumb Cake Reinker, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint
Paper:  Basic Black, Basic Grey, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Botanical Gazette DSP
Accessories:  Silver Brads, Basic Black 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Extra-Large Punch,  1-3/8" x 5/8" Oval Large, Mat Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Kraft packing material from Stampin'Up! delivery box

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Scrap Page

On Monday, December 27th, I will be having an all day(9-5) scrap at my home.  I always provide one page to scrap on that day.
Here is our page we will be scrapping on Monday.  Two other demonstrators inspired this page.  First I was inspired by Ann Schach's card that you can see here: and the ruching on the ribbon was inspired by Christena Bagne's video you can see here: .
Recipe as follows:
Stamps:  Serene Snowflakes
Ink:  Classic Cherry Cobbler and Soft Suede
Paper:  Presto Patterns Specialty DSP #117175, Glimmer Paper #121790(available 1/4/11), cherry cobbler, Deck the Halls #120810 (only available until 1/3/11), Always Artichoke, Waffle Paper (Assortment 1) #120984
Accessories:  Northern Frost Decorative Strip #120901, Champagne Glass Glitter #120997, 1/2" Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding #120992, Color Spritzer Tool #107066, Basic Pearls #119247, Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755, Sticky Strip #104294, Snail Adhesive #104332, Stampin Dimensionals #104430, Gold Brads #104337, Paper-Piercing Tool #116631, Mat Pack #105826, 1 3/4" Circle Extra-Large Punch #119850, 1 3/8" Circle Large Punch #119860, Circles #2 Die #114526, Top Note Die #113463, Scallop Circle Die #113468, 2-1/2" Circle Punch #120906, 3/16" Corner Small Punch #119871

Christmas Scrap Page

Cookie Exchange at Ann's House

Apron Recipe 3D
Every year my friend Ann has a cookie exchange at her home.  This year she fell in love with the apron on Page 134 of the Idea Book and Catalog and she wanted to do one with a Christmas theme that we could put our exchange recipes in.  Here is the recipe for the apron I modified from VivyJo at :

Stamp: Tags til Christmas #121169 - only available until 1/3/11
Ink:  Classic Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Old Olive, Jolly Holiday DSP #117159, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Tombow Glue #110755, Paper Snips #103579(best scissors ever!), Craft and Paper Scissors #108360 (cuts ribbon like butter). Scallop Square Extra-Large Punch #119884, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Retired Old Olive 1/2" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

She made us a table runner with a honey bee theme since my husband Scott is a bee keeper(11 hives to date).  Here is a pic of the very cute runner:
She even added cute bee buttons on both ends.  What a dear friend, thanks Ann!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Valentine Card Workshop - December 28th

Letterpress Valentine Card
Below are the three cards that we will be making at my upcoming workshop.  The first is made using the new Stampin' Up! Letterpress Plate - Lots of Love.

Ink: Craft Real Red
Paper: Real Red, Watercolor Paper, Glimmer Paper #121790
Accessories:  Letterpress Lots of Love Plates #121814, Big Shot, Cutting Pads, 5/8" Real Red Satin Ribbon #117286, Full Heart Extra-Large Punch #119883

The next card is made using the Movers and Shapers Die using both the Full Heart and Modern Label Punch Windows.  This is the front of the card:

Movers and Shapers Valentines Card
And this is the inside of the card:
I cut out the new Glimmer Paper available on 1/4/11 with my Full Heart Extra-Large Punch  and the Modern Label Extra-Large Punch and glued them onto the cutouts from the Movers and Shapers Die.  I then layered a Baja Breeze punched with the Word Window Large Punch with the greeting: Happy Valentine's Day.  I closed the card and layered the heart and greeting with Stampin' Dimensionals through the cut out holes.

Stamp:  Teeny Tiny Wishes #115370
Paper:  Glimmer Paper #121790, Candy Cane Christmas DSP(out of stock, sorry), Garden Green, Baja Breeze
Ink:  Classic Real Red
Accessories: Movers and Shapers Curly Label Die #114506, Punch Windows #115953, Big Shot, Extended Cutting Pads #113478, Full Heart Extra-Large Punch #119883, Modern Label Extra-Large Punch #119849, Word Window Large Punch #119857, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430

The last card we will be making uses the Paisley Prints stamp set that is only available until 1/3/10.  This was a popular set with my customers this year.
Paisley Prints Valentines Card
Stamps: Paisley Prints #121121
Ink: Classic Real Red and Baja Breeze
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla and Candy Cane Christmas DSP(out of stock, sorry)
Accessories:   Full Heart Extra-Large Punch #119883, Heart Small Punch #117193, 2-Way Glue Pen #100425, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter #102023, 3/4" Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon-Retired, Clear-Mount Block C #118486, Basic Rhinestones #119246, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430