Happy New Years Eve! Any plans this evening? Nothing special happening here, just a nice quite dinner with a NCIS LA DVD marathon. I know that starting next week I’ll be super busy (year end close at work and the new SU Occasions/Sale-A-Bration catalogs) so some quite time will be nice!
I wanted to take a moment to thank you for stopping by my blog in 2015 to check out my creations, leave comments and place orders.
I’m looking forward to some exciting crafting happening in 2016, hope you will be joining me for the ride. Take care and have a safe New Years Eve.
Supply list below, Have a wonderful day, Craft On!
Hi there, thought I would post a quick and simple card featuring two of the new Weekly Deals – the Wood Mount stamp set, Amazing Birthday and the Ornate Tag Topper Punch. This was a quick and easy card to put together. It features one of the stamps on the tag. While the theme for the card is Cucumber Crush, I added a pop of color with a piece of the new Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper (available 1/5/16) that was laying around on my desk just wanting to be used.
Thank you for stopping by, hope you liked the card. For more product information click on any of the images below, I’ve listed both the weekly deals, then the supply list for the card.
Have a great day, Craft On!
Weekly deals December 29 – January 4
Complete supply list for card.
Hope everyone had a nice Christmas and was able to spend time with family & friends. I enjoyed Christmas morning, that special breakfast and Skyping with my brother & his family. Even though we are miles apart they always seen close when I can watch them opening presents!
Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to get my craft mojo back on! For some reason for the last week or so crafting just was not something I felt like. I guess we all need some down time. I’ve started to really study the new 2016 Occasions & Sale-A-Bration catalogs and I think I found my mojo, now let’s hope it stays!
Today’s card is for the CanYouCaseIt weekly challenge, their 100th! It’s such a special milestone so I thought I would play along. Don’t forget to check out their blog!
While today’s card is made with current Stampin Up products, there are two sneak peeks – one for the new 2016 Occasions Catalog and one from the Sale-A-Bration catalog, can you spot them? The card base and mat are both made with Pool Party card stock and the mat is embossed using the Softly Falling embossing folder. The focal image is stamped in layers using the Sheltering Tree Photopolymer Stamp Set. With the warmer than normal weather we had the last few weeks, I thought the green leaves on the tree just seemed right. Window is in Crumb Cake using the Hearth & Home Thinlits. The sentiment is from the October Paper Pumpkin kit.
So, did you figure it out, the two sneak peeks? One is the Bow Paper Clip Embellishment from the Occasions catalog (#140559 for $5.50) and the other is the Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack (#141019) from the Sale-A-Bration catalog, tucked behind the ‘thanks’.
Thank you for stopping by today, hope you enjoyed the card. For more product information or to place an on-line order, click on any of the images below. Have a great day, Craft On!
So were you all good little boys and girls? Did Santa stop at your house last night? Hopefully Santa will have brought me a new purse under the tree . . . what are you hoping for?
I wanted to take the time today to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas! I appreciate all of you whether you are a regular customer or enjoy just following my blog. Hopefully you can enjoy the day with family and friends and build memories for a life time.
Today’s card is using a lot of the little pieces from my desk!
Thank you for stopping by today and everyday! Have a great day, Craft On!
Let me start my saying while I enjoy the warmer weather something just seems wrong with starting Christmas Eve with a thunder and lightening storm at 60+ degrees vs. watching the snow fall for Santa’s sleigh. Something tells me we just might have Easter snow this year.
Today’s post is a sneak peek of the parts included on tomorrow’s card, this is what my craft area on the sun porch looks like after finishing all the last minute items I needed to complete. In the bottom left is a Square Pillow Box treat holder, I made 54 of them, along with a few boxes and envelopes. There are bits and pieces everywhere that I put together for a wonderful card I will be using for my Christmas blog and giving to someone special tomorrow, are you that person ? ? ?
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Just a reminder that each Tuesday Stampin’ Up! releases a new group of items as Weekly Deals, items that are reduced 25% in price while supplies last. This weeks are listed below. Who doesn’t like Glimmer paper and you might want to try the Color Me Irresistible Designer Series Paper. The card in today’s post is made using a piece of the cardstock. Keep in mind you can ink over it as well, extremely versatile paper to have in your stash! Click the photo for a link back to the original post for a supplies list.
Year end sale items are included the list below, this is a great time to get or try something you’ve been eyeing for the last few months.
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So how are you coming with your holiday preparations? Cards sent? Presents purchased and wrapped? Cookies made? I’m happy to report cards made and sent as well as cookies made. I spent part of the weekend prepping for the Christmas gifts I will be giving my Aunts, Uncles & cousins this Christmas as well as looking for that special grab bag gift for Christmas eve. After a few more errands and final check of everything I should be all set for the big day! Looking forward to see what Santa’s will be bringing me!
Today’s card features one of my favorite Stampin Up stamp sets – Lovely as a Tree. To get started on the card is a piece of Whisper White that I masked off all but a circle punch out and sponged the opening with Daffodil Delight. Once I removed the mask, using a little bit of removable adhesive I covered the “moon” and sponge the night sky using a variety of inks (Soft Sky, Smoky Slate and Night of Navy). Next using Night of Navy I stamped the pine tree from Lovely as a Tree and Santa from the stamp set Cozy Christmas. Now for the ” snowy sparkle” – I tapped the Versamark Ink pad all over the entire piece of paper, sprinkled with Iridescent Ice Embossing powder and heat set. Layers from the card base of Night of Navy is Smoky Slate and Daffodil Delight. Finishing touch is the die cut falala in Smoky Slate.
Thank you for stopping by today, hope you have a great week, Craft On!
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Thought I would show you have one of this weeks “Weekly Deals” , the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper stack is for anyone. Don’t let the name fool you, using the Watercolor Words Photopolymer Stamp Set and a few pieces of card stock I was able to create a couple cards showcasing the versatility of the stamp set and paper. While some of the paper has butterflies and flowers, other are simple clean designs perfect for those masculine card needs.
First is the “girl” card, complete with a little bling:
Next is the “man” card, both have a clean simple design and are quick to put together.
Using the Watercolor Wings stamp set – with the sentiments: Love, Just for You, Happy Birthday, Hope, You’re the Best and Hooray you are covered for a variety of occasions.
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Happy Monday, how was your weekend? Did you know today is one of the largest card mailing days of the holiday season, are yours in the mail? I’ve mailed all the ones I normally do and have special cards (like today’s) that I will hand out on Christmas to my relatives along with a special treat!
This morning before work while having my coffee, I checked the Mojo Monday blog and just loved the sketch challenge. Right away an idea popped into my head, I put the card together and just love how it came out. I know exactly who will be getting this on Christmas Day!
To make my card, I started with a card base of Crumb Cake and used Red & Black Glimmer paper to create the look of Santa’s Suit. On top of that is a Crumb Cake tag with a Silver Foil Doily and matching Silver Cord bow. The tag was adhered with dimensionals. On top of the tag is a Snowman made from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper and a Black Glimmer top hat & buttons, all die cut from the Snow Friends Framelits. The Snowman’s nose is a small piece of the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper sponged with some Tangelo Twist ink. For his eyes and month I used a Black Sharpie Marker. “Jolly” is die cut in glimmer paper and backed with a few dies cut of crumb cake for strength, then adhered with small dots of Crystal Effects. The snowflake in the top right has sparkle from a gentle dusting of Versamark ink and Iridescent Ice embossing powder, the finishing touch is an Iced Rhinestone
Thank you for stopping by, hope you liked the card. Click on any of the images below for more product information or to place an on-line order. Have a great day, Craft On!
Happy Saturday, welcome to the weekend, any special plans, holiday parties? enjoying the warmer weather? Here is Pittsburgh we could hit 70 degrees (the normal temperature should be about 41 degrees), Woo Hoo ! I will be spending time on the sun porch today, enjoying the Christmas decorations and beautiful weather!
Today’s card is for the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #26, a sketch created my Maggie, one of the team designers. When I saw the sketch a thank you card popped into my head and I thought the Gold Foil paired nicely with the Mint Macaron Card stock.
To create my card I started with a card base of Whisper White and covered the front with Mint Macaron Card stock. Next is a mat of Designer Series Paper (DSP) in the same color from the 2015-2017 In-Color DSP Stack. For the focal image I used a sentiment from Tin of Cards Photopolymer Stamp Set and a couple flowers from the Flower Patch Photopolymer Stamp set, which makes for easy placement of the images. To finish off the card are Gold Foil banners and a butterfly, using the Butterflies Thinlits and matching Bold Butterfly Framelits. The butterfly is adhered with a dimensional and a few pearls are used to highlight a couple flowers and the center of the butterfly.
Thank you for stopping by, hope you liked the card. Click on any of the images below for more product information or to place an online order. Have a great day, Craft On!
Getting ready for the holidays? Last night I made some cookie dough, tonight I will roll it out and up (for pinwheel’s) and Friday night I will slice and bake it. It sure makes the process at lot easier when you break it up like this? I’ll be sending a batch to my nephew Jake in exchange for a batch of his Chocolate Chip cookies! How are you doing on your baking ? ? ?
Today’s card is for the CanYouCaseIt.com weekly challenge, this week it’s a sketch.
For my card I started with a Real Red card base and mat of Basic Black with a piece of Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper. Next came the tag of Very Vanilla with some Pom-Pom & Sequin Trim attached with a small staple before I adhered the tag to the card with dimensionals. Snowflake Elements (including one I used a sponge to color red) where adhered with a little Crystal Effects, and since it was open a put a little on the red snowflake for shine. Topped the snowflakes and upper left corner with rhinestones for some holiday bling!
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Are you working on:
- Ppurchasing and wrapping holiday gifts?
- Wondering what to do for small items or gift cards?
- Have left over “non holiday” designer series paper?
- Why use this paper to create some pillow boxes or treat bags?
Today’s project shows a square pillow box and treat bag I created for the Christmas holiday that uses left over Halloween and Fall designer series paper. Once I created the items, I used some coordinating/matching ribbon from my stash and created a tag, using some of the many Stampin Up holiday sets to decorate them. These can now be used for small gifts (earrings, necklace, money clip, gift cards or even some candy!). Have some fun creating and think outside the box!
Thank you for stopping by today, hope you liked the project. For more detailed product information or to place an on-line order, click on any of the images below. Have a great day, Craft On!
Happy Birthday Jackson! Today is my cousin Lisa’s, son’s birthday – he is 2. Thought I would share his shaker birthday card with you. Lisa has two boys and one of the reasons I purchased the “No Bones About It” stamp set was knowing it would be great to use for their birthdays!
The card starts with a base of Very Vanilla and is a 5″ square card. Used Pacific Point as the mat and outside is Old Olive, Gorgeous Grunge stamp set was used to stamp color on color to decorate the Old Olive. Next I die cut a circle out of the Old Olive using a circle from the Circles Collection framelits. To make sure I used a big enough circle, I stamped what I wanted to use first then picked the circle that best fit. A piece of window sheet was attached to the Old Olive (on the backside) with liquid glue to hold in the “shaker material” = sequins/glitter from my stash. The layer used to create the shaker is a piece of fun foam with a circle die cut and the image glued behind the opening. To finish the front, sentiment is stamped, with banner ends and backed with dimensionals. After the photo is a layering list for how I put together a shaker card, hope it helps!
Shaker card – Top to bottom (using my card colors):
- Old Olive – top
- Window Sheet (glued to top on the backside)
- Fun Foam
- Stamped Image glued to the Fun Foam and then to the mat
- Mat (Pacific Point)
- At this point I have the top & window sheet together & fun foam/image/mat together
- Add “shaker material” – confetti, glitter, sequins, seed beads, etc
- Glue top piece to bottom and attach to card base
- Card Base (Very Vanilla)
Thank you for stopping by today, hope you liked the card. Click on any of the images below for more product information or to place an online order. Have a great day, Craft On!