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A Cheery Awash With Flowers

Awash With Flowers Stampin Up Holiday Mini Stampin Up Holiday Bundles

Top of the Morning To Ya.  Welcome to the weekend.  Today I have a card to share that will make you smile.  It is clean, bright, and cheery.  Love it!!!!!!   My card base is Whisper White #100730, topped with a mat of Poppy Parade #119793 then matted with a piece of Sunny Garden #119831 designer paper.  My next layer is a piece of Daffodil Delight #119683.  It's like a piece of sunshine.  My cool tools are the Big Shot #113439 and the Polka Dot Embossing Folder #117335 on my DD.  To smooth out my raw lines I used a piece of our Poppy Parade 1/2" Stitched Ribbon #119263.  Our In-Color ribbons are so beautiful this year.  A must have in your collection.  For my focal point I used another matt of Poppy Parade and topped it with a piece of Whisper White.  Stamp set is Awash With Flowers #120549.  I used one of the smaller flowers this time and stamped them with Jet Black Stazon Ink #101406.  Inks were Poppy Parade, Old Olive  and Daffodil Delight.  For just a little bit more pizzazz I added some retired yellow brads.  My sentiment is from A Word For You #120528.  This is your all around occasion card, you can use it for just about anything you need.   If you would like to purchase any of these supplies please click on my SHOP NOW button below.  

Christmas is only 7 weeks away folks, get that wish list out and put it on the refrigerator.  Let Hubby know that he can call (636 441 2742) me or email me and I'll get that special gift for him to put under the Christmas Tree.  Easy Peasy.

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Thanks for stopping in and sharing a part of your day with me.  I look forward to chatting with you everyday.  Have a wonderful week end.  Toodles

Pretty Bells and Boughs

Bells and Boughs Holiday Mini ABC Holiday BundlesGood Morning Crafty Peeps. .  The week end is almost here.  Today I have a Christmas Card to share with you using the Bells and Boughs Stamp Set #121142.  It turned out pretty nice.  For my cardbase I used Always Artichoke and matted it with a piece of designer paper from the Regals Collection #117154.  Be sure and check this out.  You get 40 sheets of designer paper for $19.95.  That's a lot of paper and the patterns are new this year.  Next up I used our Petals-A-Plenty Embossing Folder #116824 on a piece of Always Artichoke #105119 and did the direct to paper technique using our Vanilla Craft Ink.  If you're in need of craft ink you can now purchase the whole collection of colors in Stampin' Spots.  I stamped my focal point on Water Color Paper #105019 and used Stazon Jetblack Ink #101406.  I used imy blender pens #102845 to shade in the color with Cherry Cobbler #119669.  For my sentiment I used some cool tools.  The Ex-Large Oval Punch #119859 and the Lots of Tags Die Cut #114508.  For some added punch I used our new Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon #120992 in the        Holiday Mini       .  Also added some bling with our new Jewels #119246.  It really was the finishing touch, don't you think. Just a few reminders.

  • Sandy's Stars – Earn a star for every $50 you spend, when you have ten stars you can order a free stamp set from the current mini.  Check it out here.
  • Holdiay Mini is in full swing.  If you have any questions or need help in purchasing please contact me, I'm here to help.
  • Holiday Bundles. . Save $$$  Stampin' Up is offering some great bundles for this holiday season.  The have pre-selected some of our favorite stamps, punches and designer paper to help our holiday budgets.  Click here for more deets and item numbers. 

Thanks for stopping by and chatting with me.  Have a great week end.  Toodles

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Christmas Gift Card Purse Holder

Chrstmas Gift Card Purse Holiday Mini Holiday Bundles

Hello Friends . . . Hope you're off to a great Thursday.  As you know I have been working hard on some of my craft projects, reworking some of them to make them more for Chrismas.  Today I have to share another round of cute gift card purses.  I've made several more in our great designer paper Jolly Holiday.  All you have to do is cut a 6 x 6 piece of designer paper and fold it in half.  Place a little mark 1/4" in from each edge.  Take your cutter and place the mark in the groove of your cutter while making sure the bottom edge is also in the goove and cut.  This gives you the proper angle to make you 6 x 6 piece look like a purse.  Then just cut a coordinating piece of cardstod with the Top Note Die Cut, fold in half and you have the top piece of you purse.  I used a 9" piece of ribbon for my handle.  Decorate as desired and don't forget to use a small piece of velcro to adhere you top down.  Easy Peasy!!  I'm going to try my first pictorial below.  If you have any questions please contact me.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful day.  Toodles

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Gift Card Pusre


purse gift card holder

Supplies You Will Need

6 x 6 piece of Designer Paper
One Top Note
9" of Ribbon
Hand held punch 1/8"
Red Line Sticky Tape or Scor Tape
Embellish As You Like

Fold your 6 x 6 in half and place a little mark 1/4" from each edge.
Place it on your cutter where the 1/4" mark is in the goove of the cutter and
the bottom corner is lined up in the middle of the goove at the bottom. 
Cut your piece and you should have the proper angle to make it look like a purse.

Next fold your top note in half and punch a small hole on each side for your
purse handle.  I used my Crop a dile the 1/8" side.  Pull your ribbon thru
and make sure it is even and where you want it.  Then I took my Score Tape and
taped the ribbon down plus added another small strip.  Now bring you purse bottom
up to just below the fold on your top note and made sure it is even on each side.
Now your purse is assembled and you can decorate your clasp any way you like.
To hold your top down I attached a small piece of velcro.  Just be gentle when
you lift it up so you don't pull the bottom piece of velcro off.  Happy Stamping!

Cafe’ Ala Morning Cup

Stampin' Up Holiday Bundles Holiday Mini Stampin' Up Morning CupHello My Crafty Friends – How are you today?  I have a blast from the past today to share.  If you wait long enough the old becomes new again.  While blog hopping yesterday I came across this layout on Stampin With Di.  This technique is so darn cute and easy, it just takes a little time.  The layout is the cafe' design.  I'm sure you have seen it in the past.  These are the cool tools and supplies that I used.

  • Paper – Pretty In Pink #102295. Shimmery White #101910. Soft Suede #115318
  • Stamp Set is Morning Cup #120489
  • Inks – Pretty In Pink #101301 and Soft Suede #115657
  • Cool Tools – Word Window Punch #119857, Scallop Oval Punch #119856, Large Oval Punch #119855, Scallop Border Punch #119882, Square Lattice Embossing Folder #119976, Big Shot #113439, (makes a great Christmas Gift), Blender Pens #102845, Bone Folder #102300, Dimensionals #104430


  • Do you still need a Holiday Mini, if so please send me your name and address and I will buzz one over to you right away.  If you already have a relationship with another demonstrator please contact her.
  • Don't forget about Sandy's Stars.    For every $50 you spend you will receive a STARClick here to find out more.
  • Save 20% on Stampin' Ups Holiday Bundles.  Stampin' Up has bundled some of our popular Christmas Stamp Sets and Designer Papers.  Click Here for all the deets.  Offer ends Dec. 16th.

Thanks for stopping by today and sharing a little of your time with me.  I'm working hard on my craft projects, more to come.  If you have any questions about todays card please contact me, I'm here to help you with your shopping and creative needs.  Toodles

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Scallop Envelope Christmas Boxes

Stampin' Up Scallop Envelope Jolly Holiday Designer Paper Holiday Mini

Good Morning my Crafty Friends – I think it could be a little stormy here in the midwest.  Be safe out there today.  I mentioned yesterday that I was reworking some of my craft projects for the upcoming craft fair on the 13th of Novermeber.  If you are local be sure and shop by it's at Fort Zumwalt East High School.  Anyhoo, I decided to dress up my candy bottles just a tad, so I made them there very own box to relax in.  They turned out so cute.  I was mistaken when I said the Scallop Envelope Die Cut #113462 was retired.  I found it on pg 206 of the catty.  I cut four of them out and put them together using the sides of the envies as tabs.  I cut four more pieces just cutting the scallop part with Jolly Holiday Designer Paper #117159.  I put an insert inside my box measuring 3 1/8 x 8 .5, scored at 3/4, 2 5/8. 5 3/4, 7 3/4.  It does sag just a bit when you put your candy bottle in, so if you like you can stuff a little tissure paper underneath for support.  My cute little seniment is punched with the another cool tool the Scallop Square Punch #119884.  It coordinates with a couple of the tags in Tags till Christmas Stamp Set #121169TIP:  Be sure and use some extra strong adhesive like Red Sticky Tape #104294 to hold your box together.  Also I used several of our Dimensionals #104430 to adhere my sentiment.  For a little pizzazz I attached some 5/8" Old Olive Satin Ribber #117292.  I hope you enjoyed my project today.  It was really fun to make.  Thanks for stopping by today, have a wonderful and safe day out there.  Ta Ta For Now

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Christmas Craft Fair Projects

Stampin' Up Big On Christmas Bars Holiday Mini Stampin Up Holiday Bundles

Hello Stamping Friends – Welcome to Monday.  I've been workding hard this weekend reworking some of my Halloween Craft items.  Our new craft fair is fastly approaching.  Nov. 13th will be here before I know it.  I took our stamp set Big on Christmas #116578 and made up a few of the snowman pieces to attach to my Hershey Bars.  They turned out soooooo cute.  I just took a 6 x 6 piece of designer paper Bashful Blue and wrapped them around my bar and then attached my snowman.  I fancied it up just a tad using the Scallop Trim Border Punch #118402 and added a snowflack which I cut out with our Big Shot #113439 and our new Northern Frost Decorative Strip #120901.  You can find it in the Holiday Mini on pg 38.  The are simply stunning.  I colored Mr. Snowman with my markers and doodled just a bit on the letters.  It's hard to see but I put a few stripes and polka dots on the lettering just to jazz it up a bit.  I have also reworked by candy bottles by making a cute box with the Scallop Envelope Die Cut.  I couldn't find it in the catty, so they must have retired it.  Oh no, why would they do that.  I'll have more info tomorrow on my cute boxes.  Stay tuned. 

The Holiday Bundles are still available.  It's a great way to get your Christmas Stamp Set with coordinating designer paper and save $$$ at the same time.   No better time than now to get a head start on those Christmas Cards for this year.  Don't get caught making them at the last minute.  Offer ends on Dec. 16th.  Click here to see the flyer.

Thanks for stopping by today, you know what I'll be doing, those craft fair projects are just waiting for some attention.  Have a wonderful day.  Toodles

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Scrappin’ With Sparkly and Bright

Hello and Happy Saturday To All My Stamping Friends – Well, we are glad that Friday is over.  Jason had to have the stent removed from his ordeal with his gallbadder.  Everything should be back to normal and he is feeling fine.  Stampin' Up Holiday Bundles Holiday Mini Sparkly and BrightMy project that I want to share today is a Scrapbooking Page that we made at club the other night.  See, I haven't forgotten about all you scrapbookers.  I think it turned out really well.  It has a Christmas theme and the stamp set that I used is Sparkly and Bright #115346.  It really is a cute stamp set, I used it over and over last year.  We use 12 x 12 cardstock so I chose a piece of textured Old Olive #119934 and matted it with a piece of Not Quite Navy #119933.  They really go together quite well.  I took another strip of 12 x 12 Very Vanilla #119951 and punched my ends with the Scallop Trim Border Punch #118402.  I stamped my trees with Old Olive #102277 and Not Quite Navy #103008 inks.  I used my Stamp A Ma Jig  #101049 cool tool to help me line up the trees.  They still aren't perfect but believe me much better than trying to free hand it.  LOL  Just to take my page up a notch I used the words from Holiday Happiness #120792 and used my cool punches to punch it out.  It tool three Scallop punches to get it the size that I thought looked the best.  1 3/4" Scallop Punch #119854, the 2" Scallop Punch (non SU but is made by the same company EK Success) and the 2 3/8 Scallop Circle Punch #118874.  For a little bit more pizzazz I added a small piece of Old Olive Satin Ribbon #117292.  Now all that's left is to add some cute Christmas Pictures.  I hope you enjoy the page and if you're in need of any supplies please click on my SHOP NOW Button below. 

Things to Remember: 

  • Stampin' Up has just released the lastest version for My Digital Studio.  It's FREE so be sure and go in and update your software, then you will be ready for all the new releases to download.
  • Take a look at Stampin' Ups new promotation the Holiday Bundles.  If you're looking to buy some of the Christmas Stamp Sets and Designer Paper you will want to check this out.  You can save up to 20%.  You must use the items numbers on the flyer.  Click here to see the flyer.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I have another full day of stamping fun.  I have signed up for another Craft Fair on November 13th at Fort Zumwalt East High School.  It is their first so if you are local to St. Charles and St. Louis areas  lets show our support.  Have a wonderful day today.  Toodles

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Friends Never Fade

Hello Friends – Are you bright eyed and bushy tailed this morning.  We had a great time at stamp club last night.  You guys are so much fun and you really make my day.  Love u guys!!!!!!!!  Today I have a card to share using some of our new In-Colors.  I chose Pear Pizzazz #119795, Peach Parfait #119794 and Very Vanilla #101650.  Seems like Very Vanilla is our go to paper for this year.  Stampin; Up Holiday Bundles Holiday Mini Freinds Never FadeMy stamp set is Friends Never Fade #120618 inked up in Peach Parfait #119783.  If by chance you still don't have our new In-Colors be sure and check out our Card Stock and Classic Pad In-Color Kit featured on pg 165 of your catty.  It's a great way to get started.  Of course I had to use some Cool Tools.  I chose the Scallop Trim Border Punch #118402 (Terrrrific!!!!!!!) our new Decorative Label Punch #120907 and our Square Lattice Embossing Folder #119976.  This embossing folder gives your paper the look of fabric.  For that added WOW I chose to use a piece of our lushish 3/8" Early Expresso Taffeta #119964.  This is a great size for ribbon (3/8") .  It gives you the pop you want without all the bulk, I highly recommend it.  It ties like butter.  My sentiment comes from the Curly Cute Stamp Set #120510.  I have fallen in love with all the curly cues.   Now I have a Tip For You.  To get the mat behind our Decorative Label I just cut 2 more labels in Early Expresso and cut off the side and adhered them to my sentiment.   It works like a charm. 

Thanks for stopping by today, I love chatting and sharing with you.  Yesterday I posted a flyer on specific Holiday BundlesThe savings are terrific if you are looking to purchase one of our Christmas Sets this year.  Be sure and check it out here.  Offer ends on December 16th. 

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ABC Perfect Holiday Bundle

  Pertfect ABC of the Perfect Stampin' Up Holiday

 ABCs of the Perfect Handmade Holiday

Beginning today thru December 16th Stampin' Up is offering you the oppotunity to purchase select bundles for your Holiday Gift Giving — perfect for Amazing cards, Beautiful packaging, and Cherished gifts–at a 20 percent discount!  

Stampin' Up ABC Holiday Promotion Bundle

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Things to Remember:

  •  Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
  • You must use the bundle item codes provided. The 20% discount will not be applied if individual bundle item numbers are entered separately.

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 Offer ends December 16th

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you can take advantage of this great offer and that it gets you off to a great holiday season.  Toodles


Big On Christmas

Christmas Cards Big On Christmas  Holiday Mini

Hello My Stamping Friends –  Good Morning To Ya.  . . . .  STAMPIN' UP has just announced a brand new promotion call the ABC's for the Perfect Handmade Holiday.  What is that you say.  Stampin' Up will be offering this amazing opportunity for you to purchase select bundles for A mazing Cards, Beautiful  Packaging and Cherished Gifts.  All at a 20% discount.  I'll have more info in my next post .

Today I would like to share with you an oh so cute Christmas Card.  My last craft show was such a succes that I have decided to do another, so I am scrambling for more gift ideas and of course Christmas Cards are at the top of my list.  I need a whimsy card and I think this will fit the bill.  My Stamp Set is Big On Christmas #116578.  I just love snowmen, don't you.  My base is Bashful Blue #105120 matted with a piece of Whisper White #100730 embossed with a Snowflake Embossing Folder (Non SU).  Cool tools were a couple of punches, The Scallop Trim Border Punch #118402 and our Snowflake Punch #119852.  I did jazz up the snowflake by embossing a piece of WW with Iridescent Ice Embossing Pwd #101930 and my Heat Tool #100005.  I used some markers to color in my snowman and added some bling from our Jewels #119246.  I hope you like it, it was easy peasy to make.  Click below to order any of the above supplies that you need to make this great Christmas Card.  If you have any questions be sure and ask, I'm here to help.  Love You Guys!!!!!

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Thanks for stopping by today. Stay tuned.   I will be working on my next post gathering all the information that you need to take advance of our next great Promotion. . . The ABCs for the Perfect Handmade Holiday .  See ya soon.  Toodles