Pink & Blue Christmas Cards

Here's a non-traditional color Christmas Card. All images on this card are attached to a transparency sheet. The Pretty In Pink cardstock is inside the Transparency card and attached with the ribbon. I just embossed some scrap Whisper White with the Versamark Pad and Iridescent Ice EP then punched out the Snow Blossoms. I did the same with the tree. For the joy I just used some 2 way glue and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. I also embossed the snowflake O in Joy with Detail White EP.

Here's a little snowman I made with some punches. His body is made with the 1 3/8", 1 1/4 & 1" Circle Punches. His hat is made with the Word Window Punch and the 3/4" Square punch. The berries and leaves are made with the Double Circle punch and some Apple Grosgrain (retired) ribbon I cut to look like leaves. His eyes and buttons are also made with the Double Circle punch. His nose was made with the 3/4" square punch then I just cut off one corner. His mouth is made with the 1" Circle Punch then I moved the punch down a little after the first punch and punched again. His arms are made with the Word Window punch too. I did the same thing as I did for the mouth. The coloring on the Let It Snow stamp is really bad. I'm not a great colorer (is that a word?). I'll probably remove it and start over. I just colored right on the stamp with my Basic Black Marker and omitted the snowman head. Then added a Snow Blossom Punch which is embossed with Iridescent Ice as well as the snowman. I just embossed some scrap Whisper White with the Versamark Pad then punched out the Snow Blossom for the word SNOW.

Catalog Tip

This is what I did with my catalog to help me find things better. I used the Round Tab Punch and labeled them with my P-Touch label maker. I also color coordinated the tabs with the colors in the catalog. Hope this helps you find what you are looking for a little easier. Happy Tuesday!


Happy Circles

This is a card I seriously cased from Carla at Moralia’s Weblog. There's a few subtle differences. I didn't have the background paper Carla used so I made my own with Green Galore, Whisper White and Pretty In Pink Card Stock and the 1" and 1/2" circle punches. I also didn't add the flowers Carla made because I kinda' liked it with just the polk a dot ribbon and didn't want to take away from that. The "happy" stamp is from the Happy Everything set and is embossed with the White Craft pad and Detail White EP. I also didn't really sew all around the edge like Carla. I was too lazy to get out my sewing machine so I used the White Gel pen from Unibal and then punched tiny holes with my paper piercing tool that comes in the Crafter's Took Kit. Well, I loved Carla's version so I hope you like mine. Have a great day!

Halloween Treats

These are the special treats I made for my son's preschool class. Thank you to Korrin Lucca for showing me how to make these little pockets. I used the Creepy Crawly DSP and the Party Punch Hostess set with the Scallop and 1 3/8" Circle Punch and the Basic Black Classic Pad.
I got this idea from someone on the Splitcoaststampers site but cannot remember who it was. If this was you, please let me know because I would really like to give you credit for this. These are pixy sticks wrapped in the Round Tab punch and stamped in Basic Black Classic pad with the Party Punch Hostess Set and tied with our Black Gingham Ribbon. I used the Horizontal Slot punch for the ribbon hole. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!


...and the WINNER is...

Linda Peterson

CONGRATULATIONS LINDA!! I have emailed you for your mailing address and will send your special treats out as soon as you reply!

"Linda said...
Congratulations. I look for ideas for cards, tutorials and links to every more ideas."

Thank you all for your wonderful comments. You have helped me to understand what you want to see from me. I will do my best to accomodate all of your requests. I really appreciate everyone taking the time to leave a comment. It meant a lot to me. Please keep them coming. It just makes my day when I open my account and see that someone has left me a special message. Thank you again! Lorraine

Celebrate Flowers

I made this for my Sister's engagement.
I used the Best Friend Alphabet Upper stamp set
Flowers For You Designer Paper
Pink Passion Classic Pad for sentiment and flower
Old Olive for flowers
Certainly Celery Ribbon
Pink Passion & Certainly Celery Card Stock
Pretties Kit
Looks Like Spring Punch for center of Pink Flower under brad in Pixie Pink Card Stock
Brads are Making Memories I think

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day! L


Acetate Potpourri Holder

Here's a little potpourri holder I made using just plain old transparencies from Office Max. The size is 8x8. Score around all sides at 2". Cut squares off of all corners. Punch and set eyelets, thread ribbon and you're done. I stamped with white Staz On using the Season of Joy stamp set. The ribbon is SU! Real Red grosgrain and the eyelets are also from SU! Thanks for checking in. Happy stampin'!

Faux Chipboard Coaster Box

Ok, I've had this cold for a week now and have gone through 2 boxes of Puffs tissues. As I was using the last tissue in a box I had an idea! I could make a Faux Chipboard Coaster Box! WOO HOO! I have those coasters everyone is using to make these really cute boxes but just haven't dug them out to use them so I made a fake one! This is the end of my tissue box. You can get 2 out of each box. I just cut off the end, glued on some of our pretty paper, added eyelets on all the corners and tied ribbon through. Quick and easy. The hardest part would be setting those eyelets. You'll need a corner of a table to get inside the box and you'll need the anywhere punch and setter since the Crop A Dile's reach isn't long enough for the bottom holes. Otherwise it's a fun box that will be holding all of my ribbon scraps on my stampin' desk from now on. And, if I get tired of looking at one side I can just turn it around for a different look. I hope you like this idea and what a great way to keep those tissue boxes out of the landfill. Happy stampin' to you all! L
Front ViewBack or Other FrontSide View


Happy Birthday Cutie Pie

Well, I have 18 birthday cards to send out in October!! I think this is my busiest birthday month of the year. I have already sent out quite a few and this is the latest. I will be making 8 of these cards to send out to the rest of the birthday girls this month. I think it's a pretty and happy card, no pun intended but that was funny...LOL. I think the Cutie Pie Designer Series Paper is one of my favorites in our SU! catalog and I'm sure it shows. I use it all the time. I just love the colors and the flowers. I love that it matches our In Colors an some of our other colors as well. Can I tell you that I absolutely LOVE our satin ribbon in the Holiday Mini Collection catalog!!! This ribbon is so luxurious and rich and thick and so soft. I wish I had sheets made out of this ribbon. I want to use it on everything! I don't know why I waited so long to order it. I want to order rolls and rolls so I never run out. I'm hoping that SU! gives it to us in all the 48 colors in January's catalog!!! Or, maybe not since I would be broke buying all that ribbon. Anyway, I hope you like this card and if you get a chance to get this satin ribbon I would jump on it!! Remember, it's only available until the end of November so stock up if you can!! At only .66 cents a yard you can't beat it. I've seen satin ribbon selling for up to .95 cents a yard and it's not even as thick as this and you can't buy the whole spool, you can only get it by the yard. Our spools are 15 yards for only $9.95. You'll notice the difference as soon as you are holding it in your hand. The spool is so heavy compared to most other ribbon. Ok, I'm done "selling" you on this ribbon. I just really like it. Thank you for listening to me rant about my love affair with ribbon and for your continued friendships through my blog. I hope you are enjoying reading and looking at all my stuff as much as I am enjoying making it and sharing it with you. Have a great evening or day depending on where you are. L

Stamp sets: Happy Everything
Card Stock: Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Whisper White & Cutie Pie Double Sided Designer Series Paper
Accessories: 1 1/4" Square Punch, Word Window Punch (I just cut off the ends to get a square corner for the "birthday" layer), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2 Way Glue Pen, Purely Pomegranate Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals & SNAIL

SU! Group Meeting

Here are the cards we all made at our Stampin' Up! Meeting Monday night. Mine is the circle card on a earlier post so I didn't repeat it here. At this meeting we are working on a Technique Album. Each month we are to take a technique and design a make n take for the group to do.

This design was from Debbie Colbacchini-Bleaching Technique:
Soak a piece of felt or folded paper towel with bleach. Use as an ink pad and stamp on colored cardstock. Watch as the bleach removes color leaving a beautiful faded image.
This design is from Katja Pastor-Faux Diamond Dust Technique:
Stamp a piece of cardstock. Cover entire piece with a generous layer of Versamark ink. Cover with iridescent ice embossing powder. Remove excess and heat. This design was from Gina Cardera-Pulled Pastels Technique:
Rub Stampin’ Pastels all over a dark piece of cardstock using a cotton ball. Ink a stamp with the Versamark pad and stamp onto the chalked cardstock. The stamp will “pull” off the chalk, leaving a negative image. This works best with a bold image. This card was also designed by Gina Cardera-Poppin' Pastels Technique:
Stamp image on cardstock with Versamark, white Craft or vanilla Craft ink. Rub cotton ball into pastels and then pounce over image to see the colors pop.

This was designed by Pat Zahn-Mirror Image Technique: Select a large shadow stamp such as the rectangle from Great Shapes. Ink the stamp you wish to mirror and stamp it onto the clean shape stamp. Stamp the shape stamp onto the cardstock for a backwards image. Re-ink the stamp and stamp it next to the backward image using a Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the images exactly. This was designed by Ana Garcia-Wood Grain Technique:Cut a stampin’ sponge into quarters. Ink the pointed edge with Vanilla Craft (pigment) Ink. Lightly brush in one direction along the cardstock. Repeat with Close to Cocoa Craft Ink. Mask sections or use markers to simulate boards/nails if desired. Try different colors of cardstock, ink. This was designed by Jennifer Wu-Soot Stamping Technique:

Optional first step: Using the brayer, cover glossy cardstock with classic ink of any or assorted colors. Next, hold the cardstock against the flame of a lit candle, moving quickly, until it is covered with soot. Press stamps onto the soot to expose the white or colored cardstock image. Spray piece with acrylic sealer.This was designed by Lanette Ibarra-Marbles Technique:
Place several marbles in a plastic stamp case. Add a few drops of coordinating ink refills. Roll marbles. Attach cardstock with Hermafix transfer to the lid of the case. Close lid, flip and swirl.


Another Fingernail

Ok, here's another fingernail I did. It's not that cute but I wanted to see how words would look this time. I just used one of my personalized stamps which have the SU! copyright info on them. The technique is the same, stamp the image on tissue paper, cut it out really close to the image, paint a thin layer of polish on your nail, lay the tissue in the wet polish and then polish over it. I've already taken this one off cuz' my DH thinks I'm a little goofy. I just wanted to try it. Ok, I'm done. If I do any more cute images I'll let you all know. Thanks for checking in today. Have a good night! L

Scallop Sheep for ewe

This is a picture of a card I saw in the magazine "Beautiful Cards To Make and Send With Love", Issue 16, August 2007. The card was created by Wendy Horrod. Very Simple and so cute and fluffy. I hope you like it.
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
Ink: White Unibal Signo Pen, Basic Black Stamp n' Write Marker
Accessories: Scallop, 5 Petal Flower, Word Window, Large & Small Oval, Corner Rounder and 1/16" & 1/4" punches, Ribbon Originals Jersey, Black Brads, SNAIL

This is the Magazine version...This is my version...


Fingernail Fun

Well, I was just sitting at my stamp desk looking at my nails, thinking, I need to get my nails done. Then, (LIGHTBULB CLICKS ON) why not stamp on my nails? I always get a flower on my toes when I get them done. Hey, tissue paper works on candles, why not with fingernail polish??? Ok, I tried it. Not bad. I just stamped the little flower row from All in a Row with White Craft ink onto a piece of white tissue paper. Dried it with my heat tool, cut it out, applied the clear fingernail polish to my nail, laid the tissue paper on my nail, put a clear coat over it and WOW! Too cool! Ok, I'm a little bit excited but I'm sure it's not that great! Sorry for the over excitedness (is that a word? LOL). Let me know what you think!

Birthday Scallop Flower

This is a birthday card I made for a very good friend. It's a pretty simple card. I used the Scallop punch for the pink flower. Just punch and cut slits in at every scallop. There's black scallop under the pink one but it's not cut. I tied some embroidery floss to a black button and attached it with a glue dot. The ribbon is from the SU! Ribbon Originals Fairy Tale collection. The Oval punches hold the sentiment from Happy Everything. The black and white patterned paper is from a package of Prima Flowers. Isn't that so cool? I first used it to line the envelope then had some left so I added it to the card. I sure hope my friend likes it as much as I do. Thanks for stopping in to see me. Have a great day!

Faux Shaving Cream Circle Card

This is the make n take I am bringing to my SU! meeting tonight. I was supposed to do the Faux Shaving Cream technique and then I decided to make it a Circle card too. That's 2 techniques, 2 techniques in 1! LOL Ok, the colors are Groovy Guava, Purely Pomegranate and Wild Wasabi. The ink is Purely Pomegranate and Groovy Guava and the ribbon is Purely Pomegranate Double Stitched. The Rhinestone Brad is from our Ice Circle collection. All products are Stampin' Up! I've curled all 3 flower layers up on the ends but I know it's hard to tell here, sorry. I've included all the instructions below. I hope you like it because I really had fun making this one!!CIRCLE CARD
Cut a sheet of cardstock in half lengthwise (to 8 1/2”x 5 1/2 “). This is your regular old card size. Fold in half. Place the circle template of the Coluzzle Cutting System so just a scant 1/8 inch will go outside the fold. I used the largest circle on the SU! Circle template. Cut out the circle – there will be a small folded area that remains uncut, allowing the card to fold. Press hard as you are going through 2 layers. After cutting the circle with the Coluzzle you’ll need to use an exacto knife to cut it out completely. You may need to sand those cuts with a nail file, very gently to make it a smooth circle. Make a pumpkin, flower, ladybug, Christmas ornament, snowman and more with this shape of card. Have fun and send me your creations, I'd love to see them!

Ink a solid stamp in your lighter color ink. Ink any wheel or small stamp in your darker color. Tap and wiggle/twist the wheel or stamp onto the solid stamp. Re-ink the stamp several times as you twist and wiggle. Huff and stamp the marbled image. If you’re making more than one image clean off both stamps before repeating.

Another Ornament

This ornament came about through a mistake I made. I wanted to try to make an ornament using the paper lantern technique but not a round ornament. Well, I played and played with it and just didn't like it. So, I was just about to throw this away when I realized I could try something different. I had the paper lantern already made, then pinched the centers together, tied knots at both ends and then cut the loops. I hope you're following me so far. Then I just spread the pieces out, alternating the paper design and glued them together. Added some red Stickles, punched a Scallop out, glued a Prima Flower to it, added a glass bead to the center of that with Crystal Effects, and glued it to the center. Then I tied a ribbon to it and voila, it's an ornament. I might try this a little smaller and in white next time. This one is 5". Let me know if you have any questions and I'll do my best to answer you. Thanks for being here!

Oval Flower

I saw a picture in a stamp magazine of a flower that looks similar to this one. It was a die cut flower. I thought I could do that with my oval punches. So I got out my punches and started playing. It took a while to get to this final flower but I think I'm finally ok with it. I used a circle cut using the Coluzzle then just glued the ovals to the back. Then I had some extra flowers punched from a previous project just laying on my desk so I thought I'd glue them to the center circle. That still looked a little odd so I punched a circle using my 1 1/4" circle punch, stamped it with the dots from the Three For You punch box kit. Then I was happy. It has polk a dots, that always makes me happy. Of course it needed a little ribbon and a sentiment and there you have it. The sentiment came from the Happy Everything set. The colors don't show up too well but they are Purely Pomegranate and Pretty in Pink. The ribbon is retired but was from the SU! Ribbon Originals Flirty group. I hope you like it. Thanks for checking in!


1,000 Hits-BLOG CANDY

Ok, I NEVER thought I'd get to 100 let alone 1,000 hits!!! Thank you all for visiting my little 'ol blog. When my counter hits 1,000 I'm giving away some treats! For your wonderful support I am going to give out some blog candy!! All you have to do is tell me what you look for in a blog. Do you want pictures, new techniques, cards, scrapbook pages, non card items, a lot of writing, a little writing??? What ever you look for in a blog, I want to know. SO, leave me a comment on this post and I will pick a winner by random on Friday 10/26 (26 is my favorite number). Good Luck and thanks again for stopping by, I appreciate it more than you know!

This blog candy consists of:
SU! Ribbon Originals-Prep School Retired-2 yards of each ribbon. Although this is not in it's original packaging, it is NOT used!
Art Accentz Terrifically Tacky Tape-1/8"-5 yards
3 yards each of blue, yellow and white 5/8" ribbon non SU!.
Mod Design accents - 6 pieces, 5 are double sided
5 Prima Flowers


Here's a Christmas ornament I made using the paper lantern and starburst techniques. (both techniques are here on earlier posts) Nothing fancy but I think a tree full of all white or all bright colors would look great!


Snowman/Paper Lantern

Here's a snowman I made using the Paper Lantern/Pumpkin idea. Now, don't laugh or be scared at his face...LOL...I'm just not very good at faces. Sorry about that. Otherwise I hope you like it. Have a great weekend. (what's left of it. :0))


Celebrate Fall Transparency Book

Here's a project I made at Scrapbook U last Wednesday. The project was designed by Veronica Leggitt. I love this book. I don't usually add pictures to these books I make but I am definitely going to add fall pictures to this one. Who knows, maybe I'll start adding pictures to all my other books too. :0) I hope you like it. Have a great weekend! Oh, by the way, I've got an awesome snowman project to share. I'll try to post that this weekend.


Wedding Dress

My Sister got engaged in July of this year and we have been out looking at wedding dresses. Then I saw this card in the "Beautiful Cards to make and send" magazine. I had to try it. I used the SU! Spring Flower Bouquet punch to fill a dress form I cut freehand. Then I used Crystal Effects to add some little glass beads I had stashed in a drawer. The ribbon is our Whisper White Taffeta and the flower is from our Pretties Kit. I used the Large Oval Punch for the sentiment which came from the Baroque Motifs stamp set. The cardstock is Pretty in Pink and Whisper White. I wanted to keep this card very simple so there's no layering. This isn't anything like the dress my Sister chose for her wedding but I think it's pretty anyway. Have a happy day!

Oval Thanks

I used the Best Friend Upper case alphabet set. Certainly Celery and Whisper White Card stock. Petal Patch Designer Series Paper. Chocolate Chip 5/8" grograin and Chocolate Chip Taffeta ribbon. The 1/8" punch with the Earth Elements Eyelets. I popped up the letters with dimensionals. I got this idea from a card I saw in the "10 Minute Cards to Give & Share" book by House of White Birches. It did only take 10 minutes and I think it would be great for a man or a woman. Hope you like it. Have a great weekend!

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