Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator since 2007
Welcome to my little ole' stamping blog! I'm so glad that you stopped by! I have lots of creative things to share with you with the occasional life post thrown in! Come on in, relax and stay awhile! :)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

OMGoodness!!!! OMGoodness!!! OMGoodness!!!!

   Guess what time it is?!!! *BOUNCING, BOUNCING, BOUNCING!!!!*  Sale-A-Bration!!!!  It is the most wonderful time of the Stampin' Up! year and I am soooo excited I could practically fall right over!!!  What does this mean to you, you might be wondering?!!!  FREE stuff!!!!  My very favorite kind!!  LOL  From now through March 31, 2014 every time you place a $50.00 order of merchandise you get to pick a free item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure!!!!   There are so many fun things to choose from this year!!  Want to see a card I made today to celebrate the beginning of Sale-A-Bration?!

So, let me point out some of my freebies!!  The sentiment is from a super cute stamp set called See Ya!  The embossed polka-dotted looking background is a Big Shot Embossing!  The cute little love flag banner is from a stamp set called Banner and guess what?!!  Coordinating punch to punch it and all of it's little buddies out!!!!  Free, free, and!!!!!! 

Up close view!

I am really excited about the Banner stamp set and coordinating punch!  There are so many cute stamps in that set and the punch will let you punch each one or just punch oodles of them to create your own mini banner!  *swoons!!*

The details:
Stamps: See Ya Later and Banner Blast
Paper: Real Red, Baked Brown Sugar, Blushing Bride and Whisper White
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar and Real Red
Punches and Dies: Banner Punch,  Decorative Dots EF and Banners Framelits
Extras: None

Ok, I am off to play more with my free goodies!! If you would like more info feel free to email me!  I would be happy to get a brochure to you!  

Monday, January 27, 2014

Language of Love!

Hello there!  I made a simple card this morning and I wanted to share it with you!  I pulled out a ton of things to get started and just kept coming back to this very basic, kind of plain design.    I think that sometimes a simpler card just says so much.  Take a look:

I considered stamping the background and filling up all of that space and decided against it.

I made a plain ole' banner and stamped and punched one heart.  I added it with dimensionals though to give the card a little 3d-i-ness.  (Technical term of the day!)

I think this stamp is very sweet!  I love that it says "love" in so many ways!!  One tiny rhinestone to dress the whole thing up and we are done! :)

The details:
Stamps: Language of Love
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White and Silver Glimmer paper
Ink: Real Red
Punches and Dies: Large Heart
Extras: Rhinestones. Piercing tool and grid and Dimensionals

I am working on more mudding and sanding in our new addition today, so I better scoot!

Hope that you have a day filled with love and other good things!

Friday, January 24, 2014

A little bit of love, a yummy breakfast and the sweetest face ever!

Hey there!  Bittersweet day here today.  We lost our dog of nearly 13 years last night.  We knew it was coming because he was getting up there in age and has been having some health problems.    He was a challenging beast-ie to say the least.  He was grouchy most of the time and wasn't above growling at the hand that fed him!  He was always a protector of all things little though.  He always kept an eye on our cats and animals smaller than him.  He was a part of the family and his absence will definitely be noticed.

 Bear, here's hoping your cookie jar will always be full and your chew toys will always be plentiful.

I had lunch with a dear old friend today.  We try to get together every couple of weeks for lunch, but both of our schedules have been pretty nutty so it has been a while.  We had a really nice visit!  I wanted to make her a fun little basket.  Want to see?
It is made from an 8" x 8" square and holds a ton of chocolate goodness.
Here is a view from the top!

I did a little bit of stamping on each side!

   This is such a fun little box to make! 

To make this box you score it at 2 3/4" from one side and flip it around and do the same on the other side. (So that it runs parallel to the first one.) Turn it once and do the same thing so you are scoring a tic tac toe looking grid.  To get the corners to fold in, score from each corner tip to the corner of the center square and then fold on all of your score lines.  Punch holes in each point and run a ribbon through the holes and tie! 

There you have it! :)

My daughter sent me a Pinterest link to cinnamon buns made in a waffle maker.  I promised her that the next time she came for a visit we would try it!  Guess what we had for breakfast?!  

I must say they are quite yummy! 

Also, wanted to share a couple of pictures of our grand pumpkin with you! 

Look at that sweet face!

She has the prettiest smile ever!

I am total mush around this little lady!

If you have any questions about this project feel free to send me an email! I hope you have a great day!  I will be back soonest with more to share!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Live happy!

Hello there! Happy Thursday to you!!  I made a fun little card today that I wanted to share with you.  The whole thing is made from scraps on my table.  Those are my very favorites!!  I love being able to use up scraps!  Want to see?

See?!  Little, happy and scrappy! LOL 

I just love butterflies and when they are sparkle-y they are even better!

The theme of this card is the theme I want to adopt for my whole life!  Live happy, be happy!

The Details:
Stamps: You're Lovely
Paper: Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Silver Glimmer paper
Ink: Primrose Petals
Punches and Dies: Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Blossom punch and 1" Circle punch
Extras:  White Gel pen

Have a wonderful day!  I will be back soonest with more to share!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Love you to the moon and back!

Well hello there!  Is it freezing where you are?!!  OMGoodness it is soooo stinking cold here!  I don't think it is supposed to rise above freezing at all this week!!  So,  I was thinking....maybe if we all got together and signed a petition we could get Spring to make an early appearance?!!  I am really, really, really ready for the warm weather to get here!!  In the mean time though (LOL) I do have a card to share with you!

I grabbed up a handful of some of my new goodies and challenged myself to make a card with them!  Almost everything on this card is either from the new Occasions catalog or the Sale-A-Bration catalog!!  Fun, fun stuff!!

I used two new embossing folders , two new different sets of framelits, a new punch and two new stamp sets!!  Half of which I got for free!!! (From Sale-A-Bration!!)  I will be sharing details about that soonest!!

The Details:

Stamps: Love you to the Moon, Banner Blast and Peachy Keen
Paper: Real Red, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Silver Glimmer paper
Ink: Primrose Petals and Crumb Cake
Punches and Dies: Arrows EF, Decorative Dots EF, Banners Framelits, On Film Framelits, Banner Punch and Small Heart punch
Extras: Rhinestones 

I am in the middle of several projects today, but I wanted to be sure  stopped by for a visit! Hope you have a wonderful day!  I will be back soonest! 

Monday, January 20, 2014

You & Me!

Hi there!  Ever sit down to make a quick little project and it winds up taking all day?!  I have had one of those days today!  I started working on my project this morning, but then things kept coming up that required my attention so here it is almost 5:30 and I am just now sitting down to share it with you!  Guess late is better than never though, right?! :)  Here is my quick little project (that took all day long to make!) LOL

It is a tabletop sitting love note!  I think the sweet little hearts on top almost make it look like an ice cream sundae! Lots of fun, happy doo-dads to look at on this project!  Would you like some details?

I cut a piece of card stock at 5" x 10 1/2".

I scored it at 3 1/2" and at 7".

I folded it up so that it looked like this! ^

While it was all folded I cut off the corners so when I opened it up they were all even and perfectly matched.

I stamped the background with the little heart from the Sale-A-Bration set Banner Blast (which you will be able to get free soon through Sale-A-Bration which starts in one little week!!!!)  I added three die cuts from the Deco Labels Framelits as the center working space.  I  sponged all the edges first though to antique it a bit.

To make the first panel I punched the bird and leaves from the Two Step bird punch. Then I did a little bit of stamping using the Happy Watercolor set.

The second panel is stamped using the Perfect Pennants set.  The silver glimmer heart is punched from the Two Step Owl punch.

The third panel has a hand cut arrow tucked behind a sweet sentiment from the Love You to the Moon stamp set.  I made the rose from the new Spiral Flowers Big Shot die.  The leaves are punched from the Two Step Bird punch.  (They are actually the birdie wing!)

Here is a close up shot of the flower.  I used my hot glue gun to hold it all together!

Here is the finished project again!  

The details:
Stamps: Banner Blast (Sale-A-Bration), Happy Watercolor and Love You to the Moon and Back
Paper: Blushing Bride, Real Red, Garden Green and Very Vanilla
Ink: Primrose Petals, Soft Suede and Silver Glimmer Paper
Punches and Dies: Two Set Bird and Owl punches, Hearts A Flutter Framelits, Deco Label Framelits and Spiral Flower Big Shot Die
Extras: Pearls  

I hope that you have had a wonderful day! I will be back soonest with more to share! 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Paper Pumpkin strikes again!

Hello!  Have you gotten your Paper Pumpkin yet this month?!  I played with mine this morning!  What a fun kit it was this month!!  Here is what arrived in my happy orange box:

It is a Valentine's Day/Love themed kit!  There is a basic gray stampin' spot hiding under there somewhere too! You can make 4 cards or tear the whole thing apart and make lots of other different things! It comes with stickers, adorable stamps, card bases (which this month you could flip either way...they are crumb cake colored on one side and either blue or orange on the flip side!!) and four envelopes.  

These are the ideas that come with it.  Cute, huh?!

This is one of the cards I made using the kit!  I added a few things form my stash to jazz it up some!

Lots of layers going on here! :)

Here is another card I made using the stamps that come in the kit.

Also, this month there was a fun little surprise tucked into the box!  Take a look at my freebie!!!
Wooo hooooo!  

There is talk around the Paper Pumpkin water cooler that these kits are just going to keep getting better and better!  They were fun before, but kind of basic so it is my understanding that they are going to be adding a little more substance to the kits!  Scoooore!  I am really enjoying my pumpkin kits every month!

If you would like to get a Paper pumpkin kit every month too you can!!!  Take a look over there on my side bar --------------------> and click on the Paper Pumpkin picture for more details!!

Ok, I am off to take advantage of the rest of this weekend!  Have a wonderful day! 

Friday, January 17, 2014

You make me happy!

Hey there!  It's Fridaaaaaay! :)  Phew!  What a busy day it has been too! I have been running around all over the place getting stuff done today! I did stop long enough to make a little something though!   My days are always better when I manage  to squeeze in a little creative time!

This is made from the Milk Carton Die!  It is the cutest little treat holder ever!  It only measures about 3" tall!  You can tie it shut on the top or glue it if you want it to stay closed.  It opens like a little milk carton!

This is what it looks like flat.  I just ran the die through the Big Shot.  It comes out cut, scored and ready to be stamped, folded and assembled! 

After I stamped, folded and assembled the little guy I glued the top shut and punched little holes using my Crop-O-Dile.  I threaded through some of the new gorgeous silver ribbon and made a little tie closure.  I made a carnation out  of Whisper White and the 7/8" Scallop punch.  I ran the edges along the Real Red stamp pad and tucked a rhinestone into the center.

The banner is from the Perfect Pennants set in the Occasions holiday catalog (which you can view by clicking on the picture over there ---------> on my sidebar).I made the arrow by stamping the long banner from the same set and fussy cutting it.  I cut it into pieces and tucked one behind each side of my  happy pennant and added the arrow tip to the front.  The arrow tip is half of a small square that I cut by hand. The small hearts are punched from Silver Glimmer paper using the Two step Owl Builder punch.

Here is a different angle.

Here is the finished project again! I love these little boxes!  They can be dressed up for so many different occasions!

Want to see something else cute?!  (even cuter than that cute treat box I just shared with you?!)

Our grand pumpkin!!!  She is two and a half months now!  

She is the sweetest little person!  As of her well baby visit this week she now measures two feet tall!  Isn't that the cutest thing?!  Two feet tall! :)

Sleepy girl!  She seriously melts my heart! :)

Ok, on that sweet note I am off to do more dry wall sanding in our addition!  I am beginning to wonder if  will ever finish! LOL  Have a great day and do something creative!  It is good for you!

Much love!