Wednesday, November 21, 2012

God Bless You

Hello and good afternoon! Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I wanted to share this card that I recently made with you before then. This card is going to be a Thank you card for a special person who has offered our family a lot of support this past week. I used the Gently Falling Stamp Set and the Trust God Stamp Set. I used Cajan Craze, More Mustard, Old Olive and Soft Suede Card Stock and Ink Pads as well as Very Vanilla and Watercolor Card Stock. For textured I used the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Folder. I used just a bit of Linen Thread and punched the sentiment out with the Wide Oval Punch before I sponged the edges.
I hope you enjoyed today's card and more importantly that you are able to spend Thanksgiving with your loved ones. Thank you for stopping by, Tonya

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Frosty Friends

Good morning! It is feeling a little chilly out this morning but not quite cold enough for these little Frosty Friends. We made this card last week at Stamp Club and it is such a hit in our family that we maybe using it as one of our personal Christmas Cards. The layout is cased from the Holiday Catalog with a few changes here and there. The base is Cherry Cobbler with texture added with the Snow Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I used Shimmer Paint in Frost White and Rubbing Alcohol to give the base just a bit of shimmer and sparkle. The Designer Paper is the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Pack. If you haven't checked this paper pack out you are missing a great group of designer papers. I really like them and you get four of each design which is great for your card making. We added Pool Party Baker's Twine around the card and added a bow to the side before adding our main image. The Frosty Friends and the Merry Christmas which is from the Greetings of the Season Stamp Set were stamped on Whisper White Card Stock with Jet Black Stazon. The image was cut out with the Big Shot and the Apothecary Accents Framelits and then colored with a Blender Pen and the following Ink colors: Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party, Old Olive, and Pumpkin Pie. I hope you enjoyed today's card.
Just a reminder that the Online Extravaganza is still going on and you can place your orders either online or by calling or emailing me. Also the Starter Kit promotion continues until December 16 if you are interested in becoming a Demonstrator whether it be for extra cash or just for a discount on our great products. Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day, Tonya

Monday, November 19, 2012

Petal Cone Santa

Hello again, I hope you have taken a moment to look over the Online Extravaganza. On a recent blog hop I noticed a cute little Santa that was made with the Petal Cone and just knew that I need to share it with my club ladies. I made some changes to Santa by using some different supplies but the basic idea is the same. You can see my inspiration at Goin' Over the Edge. I wanted to share him with you today because the Petal Cone Die that I used to make him is on sale right now during out Online Extravaganza for just $23.07. This is 30% off and if you don't own a Big Shot it is also on sale but for today only. The additional supplies need for Santa are: Real Red Card Stock, Whisper White Card Stock, Basic Black Card Stock, Pink Pirouette Card Stock, Silver Glimmer Paper, Ribbon Slides, Googlie Eyes, Basic Pearls, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Scallop Oval, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle and the Bird Builder Punch. He would be great filled with candy and given to a special someone as a fun treat and is easy enough for kids to help make. If you would like to purchase the supplies for Santa please contact me and I will be happy to help you with you order. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day, Tonya

Online Extravaganza

Good morning, today starts the Online Extravaganza. Now of course you can also contact me to place  your order but if you want to order online then the link to my online ordering site can be found here. If you have any questions please let me know as I am always happy to help. Thank you for stopping by and I will be back later with a new project to share.

Online Extravaganza

Dates: November 19-28, 2012
The Online Extravaganza promotion is our biggest online sale of the year!  So during these 10 days only, you  can get incredible discounts-up to 50 percent-on some of your favorite products!
In addition, there will be three products 20 percent off for 24-hours only on both the first and last days of Online Extravaganza-our very own doorbusters! Woot!
Monday, November 19, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)

Retail Price
Sale Price
Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine

Big Shot Doctor's Bag

Wednesday, November 28, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)
Retail Price
Sale Price
118941Clear Block Bundle (Blocks A-I)
120279Clear Block Storage Caddy
109127Stack & Store Caddy

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Finnish Star Ornament

Hello and good afternoon! I have been wanting to post this all week but we have had a super busy week and a little bit of unexepted things come up that have kept me from writting up the post. I have been making a variety of paper ornamnets and this one is a favorite of mine. It is just make with paper strips and once you have the general idea it goes together pretty quickly. I watched this video before making mine if you want to give them a try too. The strips I used are 6" by 1/2" just so you have a size reference. The supplies I used are: Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive, Snow Flurry Bigz Die, Delicate Doilies Sizzlits, Early Espresso Card Stock, Primrose Pink Card Stock,  and Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons. If you are interested in making one of these ornaments please check out my upcoming classes as we will be making them after Thanksgiving. I am going to make this check so I can get a few other things accomplished today. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend, Tonya

Friday, November 16, 2012

Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine

Due to our partnership with Sizzix, we are pleased to be able to offer a test run of the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine in our North American markets. We have 4,000 available to be sold only while supplies last. If this product test goes well, we may offer the Texture Boutique again in the future.
The Texture Boutique works with Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to transform ordinary cardstock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece. This machine embosses only; it does not die cut.

'Tis the season of giving, and the Texture Boutique makes a wonderful gift for anyone who wants to create their own elegant embossed art. To help you with your gift-giving needs, we're offering a special value bundle that saves you $5.90. If you prefer, you can also purchase the Texture Boutique alone. Looking for stocking stuffers? Pick up some additional embossing folders.
Texture Boutique Bundle
Item 132700
$39.95 (a $45.85 value)
  • Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 Pair of Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim
  • Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Stampin' Up! exclusive
  • Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Stampin' Up! exclusive
Texture Boutique Embossing Machine
Item 132657
  • Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 pair of Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim

Please let me know if you are interested in ordering the Embossing Machine. Thanks!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

What I am grateful for.. Blog Hop

  Hello and welcome to our November Blog Hop. This month our theme is I am grateful for. My thought first went to Thanksgiving and the fact that I am thankful that we still get most of my mom's family together every year for dinner and family time. As we all get older and add more family to the mix it gets more challenging but it is such a great way to reconnect and of course eat!

My has lots of texture with the embossing folders and of coures the leaves. My supplies include: Saraha Sand, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, More Mustard, Cajan Craze, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla Card Stock. Early Espresso Classic Ink was used with the Teeny Tiny Wishes and Wonderfall Stamp Sets. I used the Autumn Accents Bigz Die to cut out the leaves before stamping them. The Ribbon Slide has a strip of the Early Espresso Core'dinations Card Stock through it that has has texture added by running it through the Big Shot with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Don't forget the First Edition Speciality Paper, the Word Window Punch, the Modern Label Punch, the Scallop Edge Border Punch and the Houndstooth Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to finish off the supply list.
My next card uses some of the same colors as the above card but the look is different because of the technique that I used. I love the sentiment on my second card it is from the Trust God Stamp Set. I am so thankful for God's grace and understanding. I paired the sentiment with the Gently Falling Stamp Set which is one of my favorite fall sets. The colors are Old Olive, Cajan Craze, Soft Suede and More Mustard. For card stock I used Cajan Craze, More Mustard, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla and Watercolor Paper. I started this card by spritzing the Watercolor Paper with water until it was wet, I then stamped my images and let the paper dry. I wanted my images to be a bit more blurred so I used my Aquapainter and randomly added water drops through out, then I used the Spritzing Tool and adding Early Espresso and Soft Suede across the card front. I used Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon on the card as well as Basic Pearls. I used two punches the Scallop Trim Border Punch and the Curly Label Punch which was layered on a tag from the Lots of Tags Sizzlits.

My final two cards are part of our Hostess Gift Challenge. As demonstrators we are always thankful for our wonderful customers and our hostesses are the best. You help keep our business growing and we can't do it without you. So as part of the challenge I thought I would make some cards that I could give my hostesses just to let them know how special they are. Now mine have sentiments on them for when I give them I will make several of each card and then make the sentiments into card candy so they are customize each card with the sentiment that best suites their occasion. I have wanted the Blooming with Kindness Stamp Set since the catalog came out and during the recent sale I just couldn't resist buying it. I love the sentiments with it too!
The first card has a base of Soft Suede with Cajan Craze, Summer Starfruit and Very Vanilla Card Stock too. I used the Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper. To ink up the image I used the Stampin' Write Markers in Summer Starfruit, Soft Suede and Cajan Craze. There are three punches used on the card: the Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch and the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch. With a little Twine and some texture from the Vintage Wallpaper folder this card is ready to go.

The second card uses the same texture just with a Pool Party base that has been sponged around the edges with Soft Suede. I stuck to just Pool Party, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla for this card. I used the Rock and Roll technique to ink up the flower. The 1 1/4" Circle Punch is the perfect size for the Thank you sentiment and I rounded the corners of the left side with the 3/16" Corner rounder and this card is ready for a special person.
I hope you enjoyed today's cards. I am glad you stopped by. If you have a extra moment please leave me a comment and let me know which card  you liked best. As always have a great day and don't forget to head over to Dawn's Blog and see what she have to share with you today. Thanks again, Tonya

Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Shellie G. of Creative Electica
  2. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  3. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  4. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps-A-Lot
  5. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  6. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  7. Patricia T. of Sunnyone Stampin'
  8. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  9. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  10. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  11. Nancy B of Momma B Stampin'
  12. Terry B of Goin' Over the Edge

Monday, November 5, 2012

Glitter Ornaments

Good morning, today is the last day to take advantage of the free digital downloads and 50% off the Digital Kits. If you have any questions please contact me and I will be happy to help you with your downloads. I will be stamping later today and will have a card or two to share with you soon but in the mean time I made a few more ornaments. These are glass ornaments that you use Reinkers and Dazzling Diamonds to color. The top one is Midnight Muse and the bottom is Raspberry Ripple. After you coat the inside with reinker you pour out the excess and then add Dazzling Diamonds and shake it up. The Dazzling Diamonds sticks to the reinker and coats the inside. I dump out the extra dazzling diamonds which give you more colors of glittery fun to play with and then allow the ornament to dry before adding the cap back. I will be adding a ribbon to each of these but just couldn't wait to share. I have several other sizes and shapes to work on but need to add more Dazzling Diamonds to my next order. Have a great day. I am off to run and do errands before I sit down to stamp. Thanks for stopping by, Tonya

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Ornament Tags

I love the Big Shot and all the wonderful things it can do. One of my favorites is cutting through metal. Yesterday I was playing around and came up with these two ornaments that you can use for tags on a gift and can still be used later. All  you need to do is use a permenant marker to write a message or even the year and they are ready to go. For both I used metal flashing that you can find at your local home improvement store, the Big Shot, the larger of the Scallop Squares from the Scallop Square Duo Bigz Die, embossing folders I used both the Delicate Designs Folder and the Northern Flurry Folder, Basic Rhinestones that have been colored with a permanant marker and ribbon. In my case I used retired ribbon since I am working on these for a craft show I am doing in December. I made a larger one also but I will share that another day.
If you would like more information about the Big Shot and all that  you can do with it please give me a call and we can schedule a private class for you and a few friends. It really is an amazing tool that will change how you craft and did you know you can get the Big Shot and $25 worth of dies for just $99. Give me a call and I will tell you how.  Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend, Tonya

Friday, November 2, 2012

School Treats

Good evening, I have a lot to share with you over the next few days. I want to share one last Halloween post before I head into Christmas and Thanksgiving. I was in charge of the take home treats for my youngest son's class this year and what better set to use than Googly Ghouls and the Googlies Eyes. I stamped the treat bags with Jet Black Stazon and the retired White Stazon. The tags are made from Whisper White Card Stock, Pumpkin Pie Card Stock and Elegant Eggplant Card Stock. I stamped the images with Jet Black Stazon and colored them with a blender pen and Lucky Limeade, Elegant Eggplant and Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink. I used the Labels Collection Framelits to cut out the tags and texture was added with the Spider Web Embossing Folder. I thought about adding a boo sentiment to each but in the end kept them simple. I hope you enjoyed the treats. Tomorrow I will share a few Christmas Ornaments that I have been working on but until then Thanks for stopping by, Tonya

Thursday, November 1, 2012

New Trimmer is Available Now!

I thought I would share the exciting news with you and also let you take a look at the new trimmer in action. The following video and information was provided by Stampin'Up! Please let me know if you have any questions.

Introducing the new and improved Stampin' Trimmer! Although paper trimmers are a common crafting tool, this trimmer was designed exclusively by paper crafters for paper crafters-and because it was made by Stampin' Up!, you know it's a cut above the rest!
Features of the All-New Stampin' Trimmer
  • An extra-wide 6-1/4" cutting base and an extended 14-1/2" ruler
    • The extra-wide cutting base provides a large work area and is marked in 1/4" (4 mm) increments, allowing for small measurements.
    • The right-side grid helps you measure and cut very thin strips.
    • The extended cutting arm has a stabilizing leg to provide a sturdy and steady cutting surface for longer cuts.
    • When fully extended, the extended cutting arm sits flush with the trimmer base, providing more accurate and consistent measurements across the entire surface.
    • The cutting base and track include a full ruler, incorporating measurements down to 1/16" and grid lines that mark each quarter inch.
    • All rulers and measurements on the base are printed under a plastic cover so your measurements won't wear off.
    • The base has nonskid feet, which keeps the Stampin' Trimmer securely in place on your work area.
  • A full 12" cutting and scoring track
    • The extra-long cutting track has space at the top and bottom so you don't have to take the cutting and scoring blades out when you're not using them.
    • The track gives you enough space to cut or score a full 12" (30.5 cm) without having to remove or switch out handles.
    • The cutting track locks in place for secure storage or transport.
    • The track includes an insertion point for cutting and scoring blade handles so you can easily insert handles into the cutting track.
  • Specially designed handles and cutting track to ensure straight cuts
    • The hook on the scoring and cutting blade handles keeps the handles stable so the cuts are as straight as possible.
    • Handles come in two colors: dark for cutting, light for scoring.
    • The precision tip on the cutting blade allows you to pinpoint precisely where you're cutting.
    • The point on the side of each handle shows you where the blade will cut, making it easy to see exactly where your cuts and scores will begin.
  • Storage compartment under base
    • The storage compartment holds scoring and cutting tools such as a Bone Folder, Simply Scored Stylus, extra scoring and cutting blades.
    • Separate compartments within the storage compartment keep your tools organized, and the clear cover makes it easy to see what you've stored.
  • Product details: item 126889; $29.95


Stampin'UP! has started yet another great promotion today! It is definitely a great time to be involved with this wonderful company. There are two ways to take advantage of the Ink-redible ink pad special which are:

  1. Hostesses who hold a minimum $450 party will get a FREE collection of Classic Stampin' Pads (Neutrals Collection not available)!
  2. New demonstrators who join Stampin' Up! during the promotion period will get a FREE collection of Classic Stampin' Pads (Neutrals Collection not available) with their Starter Kit!
This offer is good until December 16 so we have plenty of time to schedule your workshop. Wouldn't it be fun to get together with family and friends and make handstamped Christmas cards for them to share over the holidays. Give me a call and we can discuss a date and time. Thanks for stopping by and come back later today when I will have a project to share. In the mean time have a great day. Tonya