Friday, September 30, 2011

Just a Little Batty!

Good evening, I finally got a picture taken of my bat. Now Shelli orginally shared a bat like this on her blog and he has taken flight across the blogs. It is super easy to make and while I think my fangs are a little big my boys thought they were great. To make the bat you will need the Big Shot, Petal Cone Die and the Perfect Pennant Die, Basic Black Card stock, Whisper White Card Stock, Sticky Strip and the two circle punches (I used the 3/4" and the Circle from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack) and the Petite Pennants Builder Punch. My bat has just eaten so he has some Real Red blood dripping from his fangs. You can fill him with all kinds of treats and give to all the ghosts and goblins that travel to your house this Halloween or you can send them to school with treats for the kids. If you would like to order the supplies to make this bat just give me a call and I will be happy to help you and show you how you can have a whole colony of bats. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend, Tonya

Bingo Bits

Good morning, today I am going to share the final card for the Christmas Card Class. This card uses the Jolly Bingo Bits Stamp Set and the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set. It also uses an assortment of punches including the 1", 1 1/4", 1 3/8 Square Punches as well as the Decorative Label Punch. The colors are Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Whisper White and Crumb Cake. We used the Stampin' Write Markers to ink up the bell, poinseitta and the ornament. I just realized that my poinseitta is green not sure why I did it that way. I think I will change that on this card. Sorry I guess I wasn't thinking when I made the card. The Crumb Cake has texture added with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder and the Big Shot. This card is pretty simple to make and with the help of the punches it goes together quickly. It also mails easily without ribbon knots to worry about. I am going to take pictures of the Halloween project I made the other day and will post it later today. Thanks for stopping by and have a great Friday! Tonya

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Hand Penned Christmas

Good evening, thought I would show you another one of the Christmas cards close up and give you a supply list. This card uses two new sets the Hand Penned Holidays set and the Pines & Poinsettias Stamp Set. The colors are Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke. I used the Stampin' Write Markers to ink up the pine cones and poinsettias before stamping them. The pine cones were punched out with the 1 1/4" Circle Punch and I used the Scallop Trim Border Punch on the Always Artichoke. The texture on the front of the card was added by using the Big Shot and the Perfect Details Texturz Plates. I did add a inside panel to this card too since the color is so dark and hard to write on but I didn't get a picture of it. Sorry. Tomorrow I will be sharing a Halloween project then I have a Wedding Invite to share with you that I just completed for a Wedding Swap that I am participating in. If you know someone that is getting married this next year and would like to have there invites handmade to give me a call. I would love to work with them and make their day even more special. Thanks for stopping by and I will see you tomorrow, Tonya

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Cute Little Stockings

Hello and good afternoon. I am back with another project to share with you. We made this for my Christmas Card Class last week and while it isn't your traditional Christmas colors I do think it is a fun card. The stamp set is the new Stitched Stockings and we used the coordinating Stocking Builder Punch to punch out the three stockings. Each was stamped on whisper white card stock with Real Red, Baja Breeze or Pink Pirouette Classic Ink. The base of the card is Baja Breeze and there is also Baja Breeze Seam Binding used for the card. The Whisper White panel has some added texture thanks to the new Snow Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The Scallop Trim is made with Real Red and Pink Pirouette Designer Series Patterns Paper and the Tasteful Trim Die. By adding just a few Basic Rhinestones this card has just the right amount of sparkle. Of course you can change the colors to a more traditional colors. Have a great day and thank for stopping by again. I will be back tomorrow with another new post. Tonya

Another sewing project

Good morning, I hope you enjoyed your Monday and are ready for Tuesday. I am! I have a few more things to do for the wedding invite swap that I am in but they are coming along nicely. Today I wanted to share another sewing project with you that I did last week. This is a pillow that was made with Fleece and some leftover fabric. The B was cut with the Big Shot and the Serif Essentials Alphabet Dies. They make it so easy to personalize a gift whether it be a pillow or something else. I hand stitched around the B with a Blanket Stitch and other than machine stitching the sides thiss pillow was quick to make. I think a few more of these would be fun for the holidays. What do you think? Let me know and I will give your suggestions a try. Well, I need to go and get my little guys up for school but I will be back later today with card that I want to share with you so please stop by again. Have a great day! Tonya

Just a quick reminder that new Digital Downloads are available today. To see them you can take a look here.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Stocking Placemat

Good afternoon, I mentioned a while a go that I had a couple of sewing projects that I have been working on well today I am going to share the Christmas Placemat that I made a few weeks ago. The placemat is super easy to make and you can use the stocking for either a napkin or silverware. I used a prequilted Red fabric that I found at one of our local fabric stores and then used the Candy Cane Christmas Fabric to make the stocking and the edging. I used the smallest Scallop Square Die and the new Holiday Stocking die to cut the fabric. I did use an interfacing on the stocking to give it a little more durablity and I used a blanket stitch around the stocking except the top to attach it to the placemat. I hope you are see that better in the close up picture below. I am going to make a few more so that I have a set to either use in our home or to give as a gift. The stocking also can be used on felt to make a cute gift card holder or to put a treat for
a child in. I will be using this die a lot this year I have a feeling.
There is also a Stocking Accents Die that has other items that you can add to your stocking. The dies and Candy Cane Christmas Fabric can be purchased just by calling me or by going online and placing your order. If you have any questions please give me a call and I will be happy to help. Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day, Tonya

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Wow 4 Days!

Wow I can't believe how quickly the last four days have flown by and I really had planned to post sooner but there just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day. I will do one of the Christmas Cards that we made last week and show you something new tomorrow. This card uses Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Blushing Bride as the main colors. The stamp set is Fun & Festive and is from the Holiday Mini. I stamped with Basic Gray and colored with a Blender Pen. The Designer Series Paper is Letters to Santa and I added texture with the Big Shot and the Petals-a-Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. To make the Scallop Rectangle I used the Scallop Square #2 Die and cut a square first then put the square back on the die but moved the bottom scallop down one and cut it off making the square a rectangle. I will take a few pictures to explain that better tomorrow when there is daylight. Until then I am off to bed to get some sleep. We have another busy day tomorrow and I have Wedding Invites to finish for a Swap I am taking part in. They are about half finished as I did all the scoring and cutting tonight. Now to print the info, cut and assemble. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week! Tonya

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Christmas Card Class

Good morning, quick post today before I head off to school and to run errands for our upcoming Family Fall Festival at school this weekend. Today I am sharing with you three of the cards we are making at tomorrow night's Christmas Card Class. We will be making three of each design and one more card that I haven't taken a picture of yet. The cost is $17 and if you would like to come just send me a email or call me. You can even RSVP on my Stampin'Up! Website. If you have any questions let me know and I will be happy to answer them. Thanks for stopping by and I will repost these cards later with all the details. Have a great day, Tonya

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Digital Downloads for Sept 20

My orginal post is below but I did want to make sure that you were aware of the new Digital Downloads that are available starting today. There is a new Party Animal Kit that includes 12 piece stamp brush set, 4 designer series paper patterns and 39 embillishments. We also have 4 other new Brush Stamp Sets including It's a Wrap Holiday Stamp Brush Set, Pamily Reunion Stamp Brush Set, Delightful Dozen Stamp Brush Set and Lighthearted Stamp Brush Set. If you would like to view them you can click here. If you have any questions about My Digital Studio please contact me and I will be happy to help. Thanks for stopping by again today and please scroll down to take a look at today's card. Tonya

Spice Cake DSF

Good morning, it is early at our house and I am about to start my day again but before I do I wanted to share with you the final card we made at Beth's Workshop. I am really loving these three colors together and have another card in mind with the Gently Falling Stamp Set but haven't found the time to make it. The colors if you are wondering are Pool Party, More Mustard and Soft Suede in addition to using the Gently Falling Stamp Set we also used the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set. For accessories we added Spiced Cake Designer Series Fabric just like ribbon and also used Baker's Twine that has been distressed to hold the tag on. The tag was made with the Word Window Punch and the Modern Label Punch. The Scallop Square is made with the Big Shot and the Scallop Square 2 Die. It is a great die as there are two different sizes of Scallop Squares on it so you get more use. This card is easy to duplicate and some of the guests used Happy Thanksgiving on their cards so that they could send it for Thanksgiving. If you have any questions about the card please don't hestitate to ask. I am always happy to answer any questions you might have. That's it for today, I will be back tomorrow with another project to share with you. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day, Tonya

Monday, September 19, 2011

Thoughts of Fall

Good afternoon! What a beautiful day it is today. I love that the sun is shining and the temperature is warming up again. I had a workshop on Friday night and we focused of Fall and this is one of the cards we made. I really like the Thougths and Prayers Stamp Set and the sentiments are great. I haven't used my Stampin' Pastels lately and when trying to figure out how to best achieve a fall look for the leaves, I first considered markers but that is time consuming and it is hard to tell which leaves you have inked up, then I rememebered Poppin' Pastels and I knew it would be perfect for this tree. All we had to do was ink up the stamp with Versamark then dap the pastels over the Versamark to add the color to the tree. We used Early Espresso, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, and Pumpkin Pie in the Stampin'Pastels. The Thinking of you was inked up with the Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker then punched out with the Wide Oval Punch. We used a sponge dauber and added just a bit of More Mustard to the edges of the oval. The base of the card is Crumb Cake that has had texture added with the Elegant Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The main image is layered onto a layer of Cajun Craze Card Stock that has add the bottom punched out with the Scallop Trim Border Punch. With just a bit of Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon and the card is finished. Everyone's card turned out differently due to the color choices they made when applying the pastels. Tomorrow I will share with you the other project we did on Friday. It uses the new Gently Falling Stamp Set and some of the new Spiced Cake Designer Series Fabric. Love it!
Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day, Tonya

Friday, September 16, 2011

Halloween Club Card

Good afternoon! I am going to share the the project we did at Stamp Club this week with you today. This card has several elements and extras but it was fun to do and will be fun to give away too! The card stock that we used is Old Olive, Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Whisper White, and Basic Gray. We also used the Frightful Sight Designer Series Paper, Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Spider Wed Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and a Basic Black Mini Clip just a few accessories. ;) The two stamp sets are Fun & Festive which is in the Holiday Mini and Sweet Centers. Jet Black Stazon was used to stamp the Happy Halloween and then it was colored in with a Blender Pen and various Stamp Pads. The Eek You're Sweet was inked up with the Basic Black, Old Olive and Cajun Craze Stampin Write Markers. Oh and of course what is a card without a few punches. In this case we used the 1 1/4" Circle and the 1 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch. I am finishing up packing for a workshop tonight then tomorrow I am taking the boys on a road trip to see Kaylee run in Joplin. Busy weekend let's hope the weather plays nice and holds off on anymore rain. Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by, Tonya

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Fall Milk Carton

Good afternoon, we had a great club night last night. We had a several guest mixed in with our regular ladies. We made this little treat box from the Milk Carton Die and the new Gently Falling Stamp Set. It is the shame style that I showed you last week on the Jack-a-latern except that we closed up the top with Very Vanilla Seam Binding. The tag was made with the Wide Oval Punch and the Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I did sponge all my edges as well as the Seam Binding and the Whisper White Baker's Twine with a sponge and the Soft Suede Classic Stamp Pad.
Wouldn't these little treat containers be so cute for Thanksgiving? You could add each person's name and then right little notes tell them why you are thanksful for them or you can fill them with trails mix or other treats.
I have a sewing project to share with you soon and another card that uses the Gently Falling Stamp Set. Thanks for stopping by, Tonya

Monday, September 12, 2011

Wicked Treats for Stamp Club

Good morning, I hope you had a nice weekend. The weather was great and I did get out and enjoy it a bit but I also did some stamping so I have new projects to share with you. The first one is a club project for this week. It starts with our new 1"x 8" Cellophane Bags. You get 50 for only $2.50 and they are great for Halloween, Christmas, Valentines Day and so much more. We stamped bats from the Wicked Cool Stamp Set with Jet Black Stazon on the front of the Cellophane Bag to add some Halloween Fun. After the Stazon dried we added the Smarties Candy and started decorating the tag. The bags are self sealing but I wanted to add a bit more interest so the top is tied shut with Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon. Then to make the tag we used the have a WICKED halloween also from the Wicked Cool Stamp Set and inked it up with the Basic Black and Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers stamped on Whisper White Card Stock and punched it out with the 1" Circle Punch. We used the 1 1/4" Circle Punch to punch out Cajun Craze Card Stock and the Curly Label Punch to punch out the Frightful Sight Designer Series Paper. We layered them then attached it to our Ribbon to finish off the Treat Bag. We also made a coordinating card but I will share that for another post. :) Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day, Tonya

Sunday, September 11, 2011


As we mark the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 I thought it would only be fitting to post a card for our Service men and woman. 9/11 for so many of us is one of those dates that will forever be a I was "here" moment when the attacks happened. So while we honor those that gave all and remember those that have fought for our freedoms I just want to say Thank you and may we always remember what you have done.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Halloween Treats!

Hello and thanks for stopping by, I have a fun Halloween treat container for you today and it is so simple to make with the help of the Big shot and a few punches. This container uses the Milk Carton Die and was demonstrated at Convention but after making my first one it just made me think of a pumpkin so I had to make another one. I love this idea and thank you to who ever thought of it. You will need to cut two milk carton and then cut off one panel on each. The panel without the tab please. Then just attach the two cartons together using the tabs and fold in the bottoms add some Sticky Strip and you are done unless you want a jack-o-lantern then you need Basic Black Card Stock, the Wide Oval Punch and the Pennant Builders Punch. I used each of the punches for either the mouth or the eyes. I will take some pictures of the punching process and add those later so you have an idea of how it get the shapes you need. I added a 4x6" Cellophane bag filled with candy and tied the bag off with our fun, new Dotted Scallop Edge Ribbon in Basic Black. The bow makes me think of a little girl Jack-o-lantern or would would it be a Jill-o-lantern,. :) These would make great treat bags for school or those favorite little trick or treaters that should stop by and after the candy it gone they can use the container for other things like pencils or crayons. We will be making a similar container at club this week so Club Members will get to see first hand out easy these are to make. Well, that is it for today. I have a few more ideas to work on for the upcoming week and need to get busy before the kids get out of school and the weekend hits. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend, Tonya

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Stockings Were Hung!

Ok, ok, I am not hanging Stockings yet but I am thinking about Christmas Cards and what design we might use this year at our house. Now I must say after thinking about this card a bit I think I would add a some baker's twine to the top of the Real Red Card Stock around the folded section but for now this will have to do and I might do some more shading on the fireplace. The things I think of after the card is finished and pictures have been taken. I received the new Stitched Stocking Stamp Set yesterday and the coordinating Stocking Builder Punch and just couldn't resist inking it up. I Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive and Real Red with just a touch of Soft Suede for sponging. Each stocking was inked with the Stampin' Write Markers and then punched from Confetti White Card Stock. I ran a piece of Real Red Card Stock through the Big Shot with the new Snow Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and my main image was taking shape. I punched the bottom of the Real Red with the Scallop Edge Punch to add just a bit of interest. To each stocking I added a few Mini Jingle Bells. I love these. They are so tiny and cute and each to attach with a Mini Glue Dot. They will require that you use a special mailer to send them out postal but for tags and hand delivered cards they are to cute and you get 48 for only 2.95. That is a great deal. I used Teeny Tiny Wishes for the Merry Christmas and punched it with the Word Window Punch. The Pear Pizzazz base looked a little to bland so I added a piece of Letters To Santa Designer Series Paper that added just enough interest to the background to finish off the card. Are you ready to start making your Christmas Cards? I have a class on September 22 where you can do just that. Give me a call if you would like to be part of the class. I would love to have you join us. Well, I am off today there is laundry to do and cupcakes to frost for tonight's Pasta Dinner. Have a great day and as always thanks for stopping by, Tonya

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Gently Falling

Hello and Good afternoon! I got a chance to try out the new Gently Falling Stamp Set yesterday and I love how it looks when stamped. It is a two step stamp set and is so easy to use. For the colors I decided to pull out the colors of the new Spice Cake Designer Series Paper but I left the Pool Party out for this card. So the final colors are Soft Suede, More Mustard and Pear Pizzazz. I used a few Big Shot items and added just a bit of Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon. The sentiment is from the Just Believe Stamp Set and was stamped on Confetti White Card Stock before it was punched out with the 1 3/4" Circle Punch. I can't wait to try out some other color combos and this will definitely be a set that you will see again during Stamp Club and my Septemeber Workshops. I also have a project start with the Spice Cake Designer Series Fabric so be sure and check back for that one. Well, I received some new goodies today from the UPS man so I am heaed off to design new cards. Wish me luck as I am not sure I am back to full creating power yet. :) Thanks for stopping today, Tonya

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Happy Halloween

Sorry for the not so great picture. Not sure what is up as it looks fine when I edit it and is much clearer. I have sort of taken a break from stamping and have been busy working on a few sewing projects. Nothing to exciting right now to share but maybe soon. So today I wanted to sit down and finish a card. I had stamped and colored the Happy Halloween image from the Festive and Fun Stamp Set (Holiday Mini) a while back but it just sat there so I started there. I used a base of Old Olive that I added Polka Dots to using the Big Shot and the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Embossing folder. I distressed the paper with the Jet Black Stazon Pad. In fact everything was distress with the Jet Black Stazon Pad, the image, ribbon and Pumpkin Pie card stock layer. I used 1 1/4" Basic Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon underneath the image to sort of anchor it. I added just a touch of bling with the Basic Black Glimmer Brad that is used to gather the ribbon. The card is a lot less layers than I would usually do but I tend to start simple when I have been away from Stampin' for a while. Maybe the creative juice will start to flow and I can get back to stamping. I think I will try stamping with the new Gently Falling Stamp Set and see what I can come up with. There are a lot of fun new stamp sets in the Holiday Mini. If you haven't taken a look yet or don't have a copy then be sure and let me know. Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day, Tonya

Friday, September 2, 2011

The Holiday Mini is Here!

Good morning, I know I am a day late in getting this posted as the Holiday Mini started yesterday but I do want to share with you a start to my Christmas decorations for this year that are made with one of my favorite new products in the Holiday Mini it is something that demonstrators have asked for for quite a while and it is going to make doing 3D projects so much faster and easier. We know carry the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and I made both of these decorations with it and so can you. Both use the Letters to Santa Designer Series Paper which I stocked up on when I was on special last month. For the blue ornament (since I think these will be getting a string at the top and hung on my Stampin' Room Tree) was made by cutting out two of the larger Scallop circles on the Scallop Circle #2 Big Shot Die. I then scored them at each scallop and cut on scallop down to the center. Attach the two Scallops together to create a circle. This one is decorate with a few circle punches and the mittens from the Jolly Bingo Bits Stamp Set. To make the second ornament I used the 2 1/2 x 12" Strips of Designer Series Paper and scored both strips of DSP every 1/2" The center is decorated with Greeting Cards Kids which is still one of my favorite stamp sets. I used the new Mica Flakes for the Snow and the new Dazzling Details (think Dazzling Diamonds in a glue base that is so easy to use) around the Scallop Circle. I used markers and a blender pen to color in the little girl. Now since I cropped both pictures I thought I would give you a side by side comparison so that you could see how much bigger the 2 1/2" strips circle is than the scallop circle. I can't wait to try a few Halloween ones and of course there is so much more that can be done with the Simply Scored Scoring Tool. To get a demonstration give me a call and I will be happy to set up a time to show you how it works.
Also just a reminder that if you would like the chance to win the Blog Candy I am giving away time is running out. You only have until tonight to leave me a comment either on the post below or on facebook.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend, Tonya