Thursday, December 22, 2011

Be My Valentine!

Good morning, I am a little behind getting this card posted as it was from Stamp Club earlier this month. I know that doing Valentine's Day Cards in December seems a bit early and I would tend to agree but this set is only available for a short time and I wanted to make sure and use all the stamps in the set. Which meant Valentine's Day in December. The set is Festive and Fun and is only available until January 3rd. We stamped it with Basic Gray Classic Ink and then used the Aquapainters to add some color. The colors on the card are Real Red, Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose. I couldn't resist using the Real Red and Whisper white Glimmer Paper to make heart accents with the Heart to Heart Punch. We also used the Scallop Trim Border Punch. The heart and dot piece behind the main image is the Heart Pressed Letterpress Plate. It is so easy to use with our Craft Stampin' Spots. For ours we used the Real Red Craft Stampin' Spot. I like how you can customize the color to suit your card. If you would like to purchase this set contact me or you can order line. Don't forget to take a look at the Clearance Section online. There are a lot of great deals there including the Black Whale handle style punchs that Stampin'Up! used to carry. All the clearance items are while supplies last so don't hesitate to place your order. Thanks for stopping by again today and have a great day! Tonya

Stocking Punch Update

Good morning! I wanted to give you a quick update from Stampin'Up! They have let us know that the Stocking Punch in the Holiday Mini will not be carried over to the next Catalog and it will only be available while supplies last. If you were waiting to order it please do not hesitate and contact me soon to place your order. This is a very versatile punch and is a lot of fun to use and have. I will post later today. Have a great day and take a look at your Holiday Mini before it ends on January 4th. Thanks, Tonya

Friday, December 16, 2011

Tags for Christmas

Good evening, sorry for the delay in getting a new project up. I can't believe how busy this week has been. Tonight I want to share with you the tags we made this week at club. They are made with the Peek-a-Boo Die in the Holiday Mini and the Tags Til Christmas Stamp Set. We used Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Always Artichoke and Whisper White for our tags. They all have either Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso and Whisper White Baker's Twine to tie them to your packages. The Do not Open til Christmas as a bell added. If you have any questions about the tags please leave a comment and I will be happy to answer them. Thanks for stopping by. I am going to keep this short as I still have projects to complete. Have a great weekend, Tonya

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Clearance Rack

Good morning, I am so excited to share the Clearance Rack Blitz that is taking place now thru January 5th. The Clearance Rack has new items including the older style of punches, Big Shot Dies and so much more. There are some items that are 80% off. Supplies are only while they last and all orders will need to be placed online. If you have any questions please contact me. Thanks and I will be back later today with a new post. Have a great day, Tonya

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Digital Downloads

I didn't get a chance to update the new Digital Downloads yesterday so I will fix that today. If you would like to take a look they can be found here. There is a new mustache set and since they are the are hot right now be sure and take a look. Thanks, Tonya

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Wisteria Teddy Bear

Hello and welcome to the weekend! We are planning on doing some decorating today at our house. Not sure how much we will get done but maybe a tree or two. The little bear that I am sharing with you is actually a case from one that was on Shelli's Blog a while back. I have been wanting to make one but just kept putting the project off. Well after making this one and seeing just how easy they are to make I am ready to make more. He is a small bear just about 3 inches tall but oh so cute. He is made with three different sizes of scallop circle dies and our Flirtatious Designer Fabric. He has brads for his eyes and nose and Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon for his bow. Each scallop circle is hand sewn and stuffed with polyfill or cotton balls then the pieces are hot glued together. If you are interested in making these let me know and I will be happy to show you. Going to keep this quick today so we can get as much as possible done today. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend. Tonya

Friday, December 9, 2011

Snowman Gift Bag

Happy Friday! I am so looking forward to the weekend! It is going to be a busy one. My kids and I are taking part in our Church Annual Living Nativity both tonight and tomorrow. It is a ten scene drive thru that will involve lots of people and live animals too. The kids are excited and so am I!
Today I have a quick and easy gift bag to share with you. I am always in need of gift bags and love when I can make them myself. This one uses a brown paper lunch sack. I punched a hole in the top for a handle with the Wide Oval Punch then stamped snowflakes across the bag with Whisper White Craft Ink and the Serene Snowflake Stamp Set. I added Whisper White Card Stock along the bottom for snow but first I tore the top edge and added Mica Flakes with Tombow Multipurpose glue. It really holds the Mica Flakes in place. To make the snowman and present I used punches. The present is made with the 1" Square Punch and the Blossom Bouquet Triple Lyaer Punch. The Snowman is made with the 1 3/4", 1 3/8" and 1" Circle Punchs, 1" Square Punch, Word Window Punch, Snowflake Punch and the Bird Builder Punch. I added the buttons, eyes and mouth with the Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker. My snowman looked a little cold so I added a scarf made with the Marina Mist 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon. Now I just need a gift to add inside. I must admit I have not done any shopping this year and I really need to get busy before I can't find what I need.
Well, I am off to start decorating the house. Have a great weekend and Thanks for stopping by! Tonya

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Grunge Birthday!

Hello and good afternoon! Thanks to everyone that has stopped by the Blog Hop and left comments. I enjoy hearing from you. Today I have a birthday card that I recently gave my youngest brother. I struggle with guy cards as I feel like they are start to look the same and even though I don't think the guys in my life compare them I know. For this one I used Soft Suede, Very Vanilla and Cajun Craze, Not Quite Navy Card Stock, Not Quite Navy, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze Classic Ink Pads, Versamark, Well Worn Designer Series Paper, Bring on the Cake Stamp Set and the Extreme Elements Stamp Set. The layout is similar to one that I saw in the Catalog. It had been a few days since I had stamped anything new and casing a layout from the Catalog tends to help get the ideas flowing again.

Going to keep this short today. I have a lot to do and the day is quickly passing by. Thanks for stopping by, Tonya

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

All Things Stampin'Up! All Holiday Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome to the All Things Stampin'Up! All Things Holiday! I am so excited to share today's project with you. I made a tic-tac-toe board for Christmas. I got the idea from one that my family had growing up. Ours was Halloween and made just out of felt but we really enjoyed playing it. When I received the Stocking Die Accents I decided they would be the perfect size. I started with a board that was made out of Candy Cane Christmas Designer Fabric. I used two layers with batting between. I used a pink felt and the Tasteful Trim Die to make the board squares. I sewed the felt scallops on with my sewing machine.

The ornaments and trees were also cut out of felt. I glued two layers together with the Tombow Multipurpose Glue so they were a little strudier, then decorate them with more felt accents made with the Tasteful Trim Die and Dazzling Details. There is a close up below and of course you can add more accents if you want but for me I thought I would keep them simple.
Then because I wanted it all to be easy to store I added ribbon to the back and I am able to roll it all up and all the pieces stay inside ready for the next round of tic-tac-toe.
I had the chance to make a card that my oldest son and I had sketched out the other day so I wanted to share it with you today too! He is inspired by return address labels that we received from our Insurance Agent and we thought I matching card would be perfect. The supplies I used are Real Red Card Stock and Classic Ink Pad, Whisper White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, and Garden Green Card Stock, Serene Snowflake and Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Sets, Big Shot, Scallop Oval Frame, Snow Burst Textured Embossing Folder, Modern Label Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Circle, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Owl Builder Punch, and Blossom Petals Builder. Thank you for stopping by today and now I will send you on your way to the next stop which is Chelsea Malouf I hope you enjoy the hop!