Sunday, December 13, 2009

Top Note Buddies

Here are the Top Note Buddies that I made for the Christmas season! Most are
cased in part or in full! Oops, just noticed that I forgot the ball on top of the Grinch's
hat on this one! Any questions, feel free to contact me! Happy Holidays!

Cookie Sheet Calendar Class

This is my "prototype" for my class on January 10th. I used an old Simply Scrappin' Kit to make it and it's not my favorite colors but this will give you the general idea for my class on January 10th. You get to choose your own paper and colors so they will all be different and I'm sure much cuter than this one! Let your creativity take flight! If you are in the NE Kansas or Kansas City Metro area and would like to sign up, let me know! The class fee is only $20!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas Card SAS #3

Here are the pictures from our last Christmas card Stamp a Stack for 2009!
Sick kids, sick me, Christmas shopping, dog grooming, and craft show season
has me running in circles, so if you have any questions, shoot me an email!
Have a blessed Christmas!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Tricks and Treats Class

This was a special class that I planned for a class I held at Broer's Flower Shop in Eudora. The owner, Heather, is holding different crafting classes there now and invited me to teach some stamping classes! Our next class there will be next Saturday, November 14th and will be the same projects as my Christmas card SAS #3. I will be having another session of it at my home on Sunday, November 22. Pictures of those projects in the next post!

Christmas Card SAS #2

These are the four cards we made at our second session of Christmas Card Stamp a Stack! Everyone made 4 of each card. Sorry I'm just getting around to posting them, it's been crazy!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Christmas Card Stamp a Stack #1

WOW! It's been awhile since I posted again! The summer and getting the kiddos back to school was a busy time for me! I'm soooo glad they are back to school so I have time to play again!

These are the cards we made at my Christmas Card Stamp a Stack this weekend. The girls made 4 each of the 4 designs. I kept them fairly simple since I had new stampers coming. We will be having another session on October 11 and the third session on November 22. I will be posting the cards for the next session late this week or early next so come back to see what we will be making on October 11.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Hostess Club projects for April!

Hey everybody!! Sorry I'm behind again! These are the hostess club projects that we made at

the Club meeting in April! The first one is a simple card using Echoes of Kindness (a Level 2 Hostess Set) and the SAB Designer paper called Delicate Dots. The ribbon is the white Organza ribbon (#114319). Simple but beautiful!

The next project we made is a Mini Magazine Holder with 4 3x3 notecards with envelopes inside. Again, we used the Delicate Dots Designer Series paper from Sale-a-bration! (I had a ton of this left so was just using up some of it!)
For those of you who are receiving the parts and pieces to make these, here are some simple instructions for putting the magazine holder together!
1. First you need to cut on the long side in to the inch mark at each of the score lines.
2. Starting from the bottom - fold up to form the bottom of the box, the sides will be double
layered, folding the outside over the side and adhereing on the inside.
3. The back will fold and you will adhere to the inside of the box.
4. For the DSP wrap around the holder, start at the back and wrap around overlapping.
5. Use a glue dot on the back to hold the ribbon still, wrap around and secure with glue dots on
the front.
6. Then just cover the seam with the Bashful Blue Simple Flower Diecut.
The cards are very simple and self explanitory! If you have any problems, just give me a call!
Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Debbie D. has Blog Candy!

Check out Debbie's blog and while you are there leave a c omment for some fabulous Blog Candy!
Don't wait...she's announcing the winner on Friday!

Happy Stampin'!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Karen's Getting Married!!

My friend Karen is getting married and asked me to help her make invitations and treat boxes! This picture is before all the final changes but it's the best one I took! LOL! I am such a bad photographer! The boxes that don't have anything except the daisies on them now have their names and wedding date as well as the daisies. Also the box with the "Fairytale" verse on it is slightly different with the verse layered on black first and then onto the box andwe used a different daisy punch and added additional daisies. We also used black ribbon for everything and none of the Soft Sky ribbon!

This picture shows the complete project! We made 4o invitations with stamped envelopes, 8 of the "Fairytale" boxes for the wedding party, 30 Mini Pizza boxes that will hold sugar cookies wrapped in parchment paper and stamped with the Polka Dot background, 20 One-sheet boxes, and a large bag of Hershey Nuggets wrapped in parchment paper, tied on the ends with linen thread and then wrapped in Designer Series Paper. Then we punched daisies and daisy centers and used mini glue dots to attatch then to the candies! I think those took the longest to make out of everything!

I hope you enjoyed seeing what I've been up to lately! I'm starting on a much larger wedding soon so stay tuned for pictures of that one!

Happy Stampin'!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Hostess Club - March

Good grief, has it really been a month since I posted! I can't believe the way time flies! Life is busy with the kidlets and Sale-a-bration was fabulous this year! I can't believe it's over already,but now we have a retiring list to look forward to at the beginning of May and a new catalog coming July 1! WOOHOO!

Here are the Hostess Club projects we made for March!

The basket card uses the Basket and Blooms Sizzix Die (#113484)! Technically, it only uses half of the basket though! The grass is a strip of Green Galore and cut with paper snips to look like grass. The eggs use various Designer Series papers cut with the wide oval punch (#112082).
The base of the card included with your project materials is Barely Banana, I was running low so, I made my sample with Gable Green!

The Butterfly Box uses two Sizzix dies, the Top Note (#113463) and the Beautiful Buttlerflies die (#114507). The butterflies are cut with Pink Pirouette and Candy Lane Designer Series paper. You can't tell from this picture build the box and then wrap your piece of ribbon around the box (secure on the side seam with Sticky Strip) and put one Top Note on the bottom and one on the top! Hint: Stamp your sentiment on the Top Note piece before attaching it to the top of the box! The ribbons are run through holes punched with your 1/8" hole punch and set eyelets in the holes, then run the ribbon through and tie! For the butterlies, add a drop of glue to the back of the small butterfly and adhere the body to the center of the larger butterfly, then wrap pink gingham ribbon around (for antenna) and secure with the brad! I used a small piece of sticky strip to secure the butterflies to the box!

The Easter Basket is made with 4 Scalloped Envelope (#113462) diecuts. You will snip the tabs off of two of them and lay out flat on the table; one with tabs, one without tabs, etc. then glue the tabs to the adjoining envelope. When you get them all connected, you will attach the last tab to the first envelope to form the box. Fold in the bottom flaps and add glue, set it on the table to square it up, then press down inside the box to adhere! Next you will glue the DSP strip to the scallop punched strip! Next, you punch two holes in one of the flaps, (this will be the front of your basket). Glue the other three flaps down. Attach the handle to the box with the brads. Wrap the celery ribbon around the box on top of the three flaps you glued down (I found it helps to secure the center of the ribbon to the back of the basket with a glue dot!), then run the ribbon through the holes on the front and tie in a bow!

I'm sure that was boring reading but I wanted to give you some of the ins and outs for creating your projects! I hope these instructions made a little sense! I'm not good at typing up directions! If you have questions, don't hesitate to call or e-mail me!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

All Occasion Stamp a Stack this Sunday!

Sunday, March 8 from 1-6 pm
Stop in any time and make as many or as few as you'd like! Each card is only $1.25 and you get to choose how much the camp fee is because you choose how many you want to make! Contact me if you'd like to join in the fun!

Card 1 -
Stamps - Inspired by Nature, All Holidays
Ink - Old Olive, Pink Pirouette
Cardstock - Old Olive, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette
Other - Beautiful Butterflies Big Shot die, non-SU pearls, Artichoke grosgrain, Scalloped Edge Punch
Card 2 -
Stamps - Friends 24-7
Ink - Timber Brown Stazon, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke
Cardstock - Chocolate Chip, Confetti White,
Card 3 -
Stamps - Dream a Little
Ink - Black Stazon, Certainly Celery, Rose Red
Cardstock - Certainly Celery, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Other - Rose grosgrain 5/8", Big Shot Top Note die
Card #4
Stamps - Pick a Petal, Stem Sayings, Polka Dot background
Ink - Garden Green, So Saffron, Rose Red
Cardstock - Rose Red, Garden Green, Whisper White
Other - Silver brads, Basic Black marker, Ticket Corner Punch
Card #5
Stamps - Flight of the Butterfly
Ink - Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Certainly Celery
Cardstock - Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Certainly Celery
Other - Certainly Celery 5/8" grosgrain, Scalloped Edge Punch, Ticket Corner punch, Pretty in Pink brads
Card #6 -
Stamps - Fifth Avenue Floral
Ink - Black Stazon, Regal Rose
Cardstock - Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Basic Black
Other - Scalloped Edge punch, Black Gingham ribbon
Happy Stampin'!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Hostess Club - February

Isn't this too cute? This is our Hostess Club project for February! It is made with the Scalloped Notes from Stampin' Up! You use two envelopes and a 6 x 6 piece of cardstock for the base and one of the scallop notes for the closure!

This is one that I created from one that my Stampin' Sister Charmaine (Hey Charmaine!!) sent to me! Inside the envelopes are pull tabs that you can add additional pictures or journaling on!
My girls will get packets and directions with their orders to create their own! They will all be a little different using different papers since there are only two sheets of DSP in each pattern in the paper packs but they will all be adorable!!! I hope they enjoy putting them together as much as I did!!
On a side note - I went to the St. Louis area for a stamping weekend with some of my online friends this weekend! I had a BLAST! Thanks to Debi, Alicia, Chris, and Micki for a wonderful time! We stayed at Debi's home and stamped (of course), chatted, ate awesome Sloppy Joe's (thanks Dave!), laughed, and learned until the wee hours of the morning both nights! The lack of sleep is catching up with me now but boy did we have fun getting to know each other and spending time together! We really need to do this often!!
OK, the lack of sleep is hitting me now! I'm off to take a nap!
Happy Stampin'!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Love you Much Class

This is what we made last night at my Love you Much class! Participants who bought the bundle came and stamped all of these items in about 3 hours! We had a great time getting to know a new stamping friend - HEY JUDI!!

We used the Big Shot and Top Note Die for this cute little bagalope with a snack pak of M & M's inside, a full-size Valentine card, a cute basket with hearts for the sides, (I saw this done on another website and it was made as one piece! I tried it and had a heck of a time getting it to work right so I just stamped the hearts, cut them out, and attached to the base with sticky strip! The other way would probably be sturdier but this was easier!) We also made a mini pizza box with 4 - 3 x 3 cards and envelopes inside, easy peasy!!! And last but not least, we made a matchbook candy holder using the slit punch on each side to hold another snack pak of M&M's!

I'm doing a Valentine's Stamp Camp next Saturday night and will be doing completely different projects so stop by next Sunday and see what we made, or better yet, if you are a local stamping friend, sign up and come make the projects yourself!

Happy Stampin'!


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Hostess Club - January

We had so much fun at Hostess Club Meeting this month! These are the cards that we made.
I just love the new Just Buzzin' By set and the Raspberry Tart DSP from Stampin' Up! I also used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder with my Big Shot from SU! I'm loving that
machine!! You all need to come over and give it a try, you'll want one too!!
The onsie card was at the request of one of my club members. We used the All in the Family set from SU, and the 'happy new baby' is from the Family Phrases set! Don't you love how Stampin' Up! makes coordinating stamp sets?? I sure do!
Here are the Recipes:
Behive Card
Stamp Set - Just Buzzin' By
Inks - Black Stazon
Papers - Regal Rose, Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, Raspberry Tart DSP
Other - Rose Grosgrain ribbon, glue dots, paper snips, Heart to Heart punch
Onsie Card
Stamp Sets - All in the Family, Family Phrases
Inks - Black Stazon; Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, and Blush Blossom markers
Papers - Barely Banana, Certainly Celery, Whisper White cardstock,
Other - 1 3/8" punch, Scallop Circle punch, paper snips, ruler, pencil
Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Birthday Bash Card #3

This is the third of eight cards that we made at my Birthday Bash Stamp A Stack. I love the little bear in the the Under the Stars set! On one hand he looks angry with those eyebrows and yet....he's smiling! Must be a man!! You just can't read'em!! LOL! OK, I'll stop man bashing and give you the details!

Stamp Sets-Under the Stars, Crazy for Cupcakes
Cardstock-Brilliant Blue, Kraft, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Bashful Blue DSP
Ink - Bashful Blue, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Black Stazon

Friday, January 9, 2009

Birthday Bash Card #2

This is another card from my Birthday Bash last weekend! I love this set! It is so easy to color! I also made my son's birthday party favors with the large cupcake in this set, I will post a picture of them tomorrow! Today is my youngest son's birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOSHUA!!! He's turning 7! My, they grow up fast!

Stamp Set - Crazy for Cubcakes (111618)
Papers - Chocolate Chip,Pink Pirouette, Whisper White,and Bella Rose DSP
Ink - Chocolate Chip,Pretty in Pink,and Rose Red markers,Black Stazon
Other - Scalloped Edge Punch, Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon

Have a super stampin' day!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Birthday Bash Card #1

This is one of the cards that we made at my Birthday Bash Card Buffet! Sorry for the lousy photo, it was dark and I'm a bad photographer! Anyway, we had a great time and made 87 cards in one afternoon! Woohoo! I will be doing this kind of cardmaking event again in March with All Occasion cards! Watch for more photos this week from this fun event!
Stamps: Bloomin' Beautiful, Best Yet
Inks: Black Stazon, So Saffron, Old Olive
Papers: So Saffron, Bravo Burgandy, Basic Black, Whisper White
Other: Gold brads, aquapainter, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8in punch
Have a stamperific day!