Thursday, October 27, 2011

A simple card

Good Thursday to you! I wanted to blog today before I started my tile project and get that finished up. It is a process. It will be worth all the mess and disorganization in the end. :) So, for today's card:

What I used:

Old Olive Card Stock
Pear Pizzaz In Color - From Pattern Paper In Color Stack
Pool Party Card Stock & Dye Ink
Wild Wisteria Card Stock & Dye Ink
Calypso Coral Card Stock & Dye Ink
Soft Suede Card Stock
Very Vanilla Card Stock
Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
Butterfly Punch
Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch

I found this card in the Idea Book and Catalog and I have been eyeing it a while.. finally decided to CASE it a bit..;) Have a great day and take time to get inky!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Digital Scrapbooking Day With Stampin` Up! November 4 - 7th

Mark your calendars and join Stampin' Up! as we celebrate Digital Scrapbooking Day with a four-day online event, November 4-7. This event is for everyone-you, your customers, and even people you just wish would be your customer. Join us for:
  • FREE digital downloads
  • Project ideas
  • Announcement of 2011 My Digital Studio Contest winners
Check out these amazing downloads you'll get for FREE:

Dates: November 4-7, 2011
Details: Celebrate Digital Scrapbooking Day with Stampin' Up! for a four-day online event designed to introduce more of our demonstrators and customers to our digital content. Digital Scrapbooking Day is November 5, but we'll keep the celebration going from November 4-7! The event will include free downloads, blog posts with exciting project ideas all weekend long, and the announcement of the 2011 My Digital Studio Contest winners.
Get the FREE Downloads:
Demonstrators can access the free downloads below from October 26-7. You only need to select one file type from the following:

Customers can access the free downloads from November 4-7, after completing a quick survey.
Brand-new, never seen before FREE downloads include:
  • So Typefelt Stamp Brush Set
  • Neutral Delightful Digital Tape
  • Home for the Holidays Ensemble
  • Delight in the Day Photobook Template  
Mark this down on your calendar! Have a great day and take time to get inky! 

Monday, October 24, 2011

A Thanksgiving Treat!

This is the same measurements as the Halloween treat shown a few blog posts below.. so if you are wanting measurements, just scroll down a little bit. I think these would be cute at each place setting on your Thanksgiving table! You can make these themed for any holiday or any occasion!

What I used:

Spice Cake Designer Series Paper
Very Vanilla Card Stock
Pool Party Card Stock
Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon
Pool Party 3/8 inch Ruffled Ribbon
Scallop Oval Punch
Large Oval Punch
Snail Adhesive

Make sure to take time and get inky! :) Shop my online store 24/7 by clicking HERE!

Friday, October 21, 2011

A little entertainment for you.. a video, Stampin` Up! Style

This is very cool.. check this out.. it is Shelli Gardner and her daughter stamping together using the Christmas Keepsake box.

Just click HERE

Here is the project:
Christmas Keepsake Special Offer 129024
Regular Price: $22.17
Who knew you could capture the spirit of Christmas in a box? That's just what you can do with the exclusive Christmas Keepsake Box kit from Stampin’ Up! The completed box is perfect packaging for a gift that will never be forgotten, and the kit itself can be the perfect gift for your favorite crafter! The kit comes with almost everything you need precut for just $19.95, and includes instructions to help you make it.
Christmas Keepsake Box kit contents:
* Keepsake box
* Scallop borders (cut using Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die. Includes First Edition Designer Series Paper (3) and Holly Berry Designer Series Paper (6))
* First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper strip (2)
* Holly Berry Designer Series Paper piece
* Real Red Top Note (cut using Top Note Bigz Die)
* Real Red Decorative Label (cut using Matchbook Bigz XL Die)
* Wild Wasabi Card Stock strips (3)
* Naturals Ivory Card Stock piece
* Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Fabric (cut to length)
* Real Red 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (cut to length)
* Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon  (cut to length)
* Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim (cut to length)
* Linen Thread (cut to length)
* Champagne Fine Galaxy Stampin’ Glitter
* Vanilla Pearl 1/2" Simply Adorned Bauble
* Pearl Basic Jewels (1 pkg.)
* Holly Berry Boquet Designer Buttons (1 Large Wild Wasabi and 1 Small Real Red)
* Mini Vintage Tag

Would you love one of these beautiful boxes? Check out my Online Store

4x4 Christmas Card

I love to make smaller cards.. such as 3x3 and 4x4 cards. They are just so darn cute! Here is a 4x4 card idea I found on Mary Fish's blog using the Z Fold.

Taking a 4 x 12 piece of paper, score at 2, 4, 8 and 10 inches. Fold into a Z. Embellish with designer series paper 1/8 inch less for each panel and for the inside of your card. Cut a belly band and decorate any way you please.

What I used:

Christmas Lodge Clear Stamp Set
Early Espresso 12x12 Card Stock
Simply Scored Scoring Tool
Letters To Santa DSP
Whisper White Cardstock
Crumb Cake Card Stock
Old Olvie Card Stock
Early Espresso Dye Ink
Whisper White Craft Ink
2 1/2 inch circle punch
Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch
Vintage Trinkets
Snail Adhesive

I'm getting ready for my photography class that I'll be taking with Todd and Brad Reed this weekend. I'm so psyched about it, I could just squeel! This is my third class with them.. and I can't wait. We will be learning more about manual settings and Adobe Photoshop and more. The only downside.. I have to be up tomorrow morning at 5am to shoot by 630am.. eeep! This chick doesn't do early mornings well. I'll be sharing some of my photo art if I am not asleep as soon as I get home tomorrow evening. Take time to get a bit inky!

Visit my online store HERE

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Taking Notes And Checking Them Twice!

Hi there paper crafters! Happy Thursday! Holy cow, the weekend is almost here already! Crazy stuff I tell you! Today I'm posting something that I whipped up real quick. I'm debating if I'd like to do a class or just sell these at the local craft and art fair I will be in, in November. Decisions, decisions! This is a cute little gem to keep in your purse. It is a full 2012 calendar, along with a notepad. What I am trying to find are "stubby" pens to fit inside the tin. I'm still hunting for those little fellas, yet.

Aren't they cute? So so so easy to make.. just a lot of sticky strip (double stick red tape) to make sure all is secure and stays in place. The "Just A Note" is not a stamp, it was made on the computer and printed on Whisper White card stock and then cut with the scallop circle punch. I also used the Berry Blossoms Designer Series Paper to decorate the tin, along with Lucky Limeade card stock, whisper white card stock, rhinestones and 3/8 inch ruffled ribbon in the In Color, Lucky Limeade. These would make great gifts for friends, neighbors, teachers and more!

If you need anything, you can order on line with me 24/7 (even in your pjs!), just visit my on line store, HERE  Have a great day and take time to get a bit inky!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Trick Or Treat!

Hiya fellow paper crafters!! Today.. I wanted to post a quick little goodie. I got this idea from Angie Juda. These are so quick n easy.. love it! You could decorate these for any season or occasion.. possibilities are endless.

Yes.. they are reeses peanut butter cups wrapped up in some adorable designers series paper. I made these in maybe 10 minutes.

What I used:

Frightful Sight Designers Series Paper
Whisper White Card Stock
Decorative Label Punch
Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon
Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon
Old Olive Stampin Write Marker
Cajun Craze Stampin Write Marker
Basic Gray Stampin Write Marker
Basic Black Dy Ink
Paper Crimper (for the edges)
Basic Rhinestones
Reeses Peanut Butter Cups
Snail Adhesive

Oh.. and here is the beginning of the new counter top. I see a light at the end of the tunnel! I'm so excited! Today the new granite is being put in place.

You all have a wonderful Tuesday and take time to get inky! Visit my online store HERE

Monday, October 17, 2011

A cute (and super easy!) fall card!

Hiya paper crafters! I thought I'd share a cute quick fall card with you all! I love the colors. I'm just sad that after all of this wind around here lately, our pretty bright colored fall leaves are falling off the trees.

What I used:

Crumb Cake Card Stock
Very Vanilla Card Stock
Old Olive Cardstock
Soft Suede Dye Ink
Grateful Greetings Stamp Set
Warmest Of Wishes Hostess Stamp Set
More Mustard Stampin Write Marker
Cherry Cobbler Stampin Write Marker
Old Olive Stampin Write Marker
Pumpkin Pie 1/8 inch Taffeta Ribbon
1 3/4 inch Circle Punch
2 3/8 inch Scallop Circle Punch
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Stripes
Stampin Dimensionals

Now, some really good news! I get my granite counter tops tomorrow in my new kitchen! I am so excited. I am almost past all the dust flying now.. YAY!!!!  I tell you, I do not do well with a messy home. It makes me cranky! So, now I'm on the downhill slide and I couldn't be happier! I'll have to share some photos tomorrow once it is installed.

If you need anything, make sure to stop by my ONLINE STORE 24/7!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Mmmmmmmmmmm Cookies!!! I miss my kitchen.. cant wait to bake some of these puppies soon!

I thought I'd tempt you... nothing like home baked cookies!!!

Gotta Love The Hot Glue Gun...

HI there!! I thought I'd blog really quick this morning! Wow.. it's early.. and it's Saturday.What is up with this? LOL. So, as I told you in the last few posts, I have had "creative block". I hate when this happens. So, when all else fails, I go to a few great resources, Stampin Connection, Stampin Success Magazine and my most favorite, blog hopping. Kimberly Van Diepen made these adorable ornaments. Honestly as soon as I seen them, I fell in love with them. Seriously! So, I just had to make a few .. and a few more. It felt good to get away from the techie stuff / kitchen stuff Ive been trying to work through lately and just sit and get inky and burn my fingertips with the hot glue gun! Yes, that does hurt and PLEASE be careful when you use your gun.. yowza. I got the tip of my middle finger. It's not pretty, I tell you!

So, are you ready for my little gems? Thank you Kimberly for kickstarting some creative juices to flow again. I was just so happy to have the time to make these.............

I had a lot of sticky fun! So, some of the things I used on these pretties:
Christmas Lodge Clear Stamp Set
Piece Of Poison Clear Stamp Set
Spooky Bingo Bits Clear Stamp Set
Scallops Square Duo Die
Sizzix Big Shot
Black Card Stock
First Edition Designer Series Paper
Glimmer Paper - Silver (Ok, I love this stuff.. photos don't do it justice.. its SO sparkly and blingy)
1 inch Circle Punch
1 1/4 inch Circle Punch
1 3/8 inch Circle Punch
Stampin Glitter Silver Glass
Brights Collection Buttons
Linen Thread
3/8 inch Velvet Stitched Ribbon - Very Vanilla (I love love love this stuff!)
Black Stampin Write Marker
Color Spritzer Tool
Shimmer Paint - Champagne Mist
Peach Parfait Dye Ink
Basic Gray Dye Ink
Cherry Cobbler Dye Ink and Stampin Write Marker
Old Olive Dye Ink & Stampin Write Marker
Antique Brads...
Hot Glue Gun

And a partridge in a pear tree! (Ok, I'm kidding..LOL). I think I covered it all! You all have a fantabulous day and take time to get a bit Inky (Just be careful with that hot glue gun , eh!)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Ho Ho Ho!

Hi everyone! Long time no blog! Oh my gosh.. crazy crazy life right now. I have to say.. things are progressing though! My granite was cut today for my countertops for my kitchen. Yahoooo!!! I even got photos of it being cut for my scrapbook. Cool eh? The guys at Surface Expressions think I'm silly but that's okay!

So, onward to something crafty! I am doing a workshop on Tuesday. I'm so excited. This will be workshop #2 for me.. officially! Thank you to my BFF, Lucinda to hostess it. Thank you so much girlie! I've decided to do 3 projects. I will share them with you.. first one will be shared today.. and I may keep you in suspense for the other 2 until after her party. After all, I want this stuff to be kind of a surprise. But.. since I've not been very good at posting.. I thought I'd share this simple card. I got this idea off of my upline Jenny's display board at SFAC. I love it.. its simple yet elegant. It really gets me in the mood for Christmas.

 What I used:

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock
Naturals White Card Stock
Cherry Cobbler Dye Ink
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Snow Burst
3/8 inch Quilted Satin Ribbon - Cherry Cobbler
Frames, Oval Scallop
Big Shot
Stampin Dimensionals

Would you like to make this card or something holidayish to get you into the holiday mood? Contact me and I'd be happy to do a private class with you and your friends! Need to shop for a few items? You can shop with me 24/7, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (even in your PJ's!) by surfing on over HERE . Have a GREAT weekend... and take time to get inky! 

Monday, October 10, 2011

A New Week, Already?

Hi Everyone! Wow.. I cant believe how fast time is flying lately. I have a list of "need to get done's" and nothing seems to be getting done.. quickly. I am remodeling my kitchen, so this is sort of taking my creative time away from me. There have been some minor obstacles as I will call them and it has been a little frustrating. I'm sure you can relate. A day here.. a day there that things come to a halt and before you know it, the goal I had for things to be done, is far from being met. This is the reason for my lack of creative posts. I'm sorry I haven't kept up to my promise. Life is getting in the way lately. I hope to be back to creating pretty things here soon. Trust me, I need the "ink therapy" soon! In the meantime, have fun and enjoy the beautiful fall days! Inky Hugs!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Stampin` For A Cure Event, Today!

Hi everyone! I had a blast today being a part of a very successful event. Jenny did a most excellent job coordinating this and it just ran so smoothly. I think everyone had a wondeful time AND what is even better, yet......... I believe we doubled what was raised last year for the Susan G Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer. What a beautiful day spent with great gals and enjoying some smiles with some beautiful ladies. I'm so glad I was able to be a part of it all. Below are some photos of the event, held in Pentwater Michigan earlier today:

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

To Die For!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Stampin For A Cure ............ This Saturday, October 8th!

Hi Everyone!! I'm getting things ready to help with the Stampin` For A Cure, this Saturday! If you are local, and are thinking of participating.. do not hesitate.. CALL ME asap! We have just a few spots open and you wont want to miss what we have in store for you! We will be making 6 beautiful cards, having a silent auction, raffle tickets, lunch, and more! Call me at 231 690 0900. We have 2 sessons.. one starting at 9am and one starting at 1pm. It will be taking place at St Vincent's Church in Pentwater. I just completed my display board and I think it looks a okay..We will have MANY samples for you all to enjoy, so bring your camera too!

I cannot seem to fit the entire display board in the photo, but you get the idea! Come one, come all.. and bring a friend too! I hope to see you this Saturday!

Monday, October 3, 2011

A Card From Stampin Up - MDS Style!

HI Everyone! Today was a good mail day. I got a Birthday card from Stampin` Up today! Woohoo! I love this card! It is so pretty. They used the My Digital Studio (I really really really want this!) and added Basic Rhinestones to it to make it a "hybrid" card. Isn't it cute!?

Speaking of MDS.. right now, Stampin` Up has a special bulk pricing as we get into the holiday season with the printing of MDS made goodies.. check this out! Click HERE!

And.. look at what else Stampin Up is offering right now with the My Digital Studio goodies!

October is Rocktober with Stampin Up - they are ROCKIN my SOCKS! It just makes me all giddy!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Mmmmm Cookies! Stampin Up! Style

Introducing our new cookie press stamps!  These fun stamps are made for stamping on your sugar cookie dough.  How fun is that?  What a great project to do with your children/grandchildren or to purchase as a gift for the children in your life.  (Or just for yourself!  We’re all kids at heart right?)

Free Stamp Set! :-)

Buy Two Simply Sent Kits-Get a Free Stamp

Dates: October 1-31, 2011

Promotion Details:  Buy two Simply Sent Kits and get a FREE coordinating stamp set! Our Simply Sent Kits are the ideal choice for the beginning crafter. The card kits offer a variety of basic themes, so it's easy to create cards for any occasion.

Contact me for more details!

A Free Big Shot? You bet your SWEET BIPPY!!!

Dates: October 1-31, 2011

The Stampin' Up! Starter Kit is a wonderful value any day.  Receive over $345 of beautiful Stampin' Up! products for only $175.  In addition, for this month only, you can choose either
A FREE BIG SHOT die-cutting machine OR $100 in FREE PRODUCT OF YOUR CHOICE!
AND you don't even pay shipping – which will save you even more!
Stampin' Up! encourages all kinds of demonstrators.  Whether you'd like to join to support your hobby, sell to a few friends and family, work a small part-time business or make it a career, this starter kit deal is for you!
I'd love to talk with you about joining Stampin' Up! – there are so many perks!  Feel free to call me at 231 690 0900 or email me at snowangel@jackpine so that I might answer any questions you may have.  Ready to join?

Shop Online 24/7 at my ONLINE store . Have a great weekend!