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A MOJO Sketch W/Spice Cake DP

 Stampin Up Spice Cake Design Paper MOJO Sketch Stampin Up Holiday Mini

Hello My Stamping Friends.  Happy Friday.  Today I have a shabby chic card to share with you.  I am using this weeks MOJO Skectch and what a lovely sketch it is.  I have made a 4.25" square card for this project.  And I'm using the lovely Spice Cake Designer Paper #124003.  Be sure and pick some of that up, it is one of my all time favs.  My design pretty much follows the skecth right down the line.  I have four rectangles, they are (clockwise) 1.25 x 1.5, 1.5 x 2.25, 2 x 2.25 and 1.25 x 2.  For my focal point I choose the Fun Flower Die Cut #121812 cutting it with my Big Shot #113439.  I just used the smallest flower but I cut two of them.  I curled them with a small pencil and added a crochet flower from Fleurettes II #115604.  Since it was Whisper White and I needed Very Vanilla, I got out my sponge and sponged it with some Very Vanilla Craft Ink.  Worked just fine.  It still needed a little something so I added one of our retired More Mustard buttons and tied a bow using our Early Expresso Baker's Twine #123124.  Adhered it with a big glue dot.  For my sentiment I chose our die cut called Lots of Tags #114508 and used the Stamp Set With All My Heart W118134 C118623.  The sentiment "Friend" just fit on there perfectly.  Oh, I almost forgot instead of using a leaf die cut I used our Swirls Scribbles #113441 die cut in place of leaves.  What do you think?  Cute huh. 

Now it's your turn.  This sketch is very versitile and you can basicly used any sentiment you want.  If you would like to make one of these shabby chic cards and are in need of supplies, please click on the link provided below.  I would love to by your Stampin' Up demonstrator.

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If you have any questions about my cards or projects please let me know.  I would love helping you with your projects.  I'm just an email away if you have any questions or concerns. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  I love chatting with you and sharing my artwork.  Have a wonderful day and better yet a great weekend.  Happy Stamping!!!  Toodles

Punch Art

SUOPunch Art Stampin Up Holiday Mini

Today I have a special treat to share with you.  It's called Punch Art.  Punches are just not cirles, squares or funny shapes, you can use them to make all kinds of things.  My card today features a cute little acorn.  Just the right touch as we get closer to fall.  I used three punches on my cute acorn.  The ornament punch #119847, the Large Oval #119855 and the Small Oval which is retired now.  My acorn cap is Crumb Cake and was textured with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder #119976 and punched with the Large Oval.  My acron body is Early Expresso and  was punched with the Ornament Punch and my mouth is Basic Black and was punched with the Small Oval.  When you punch the mouth, discard the acutal oval and punch again using the negative space.  My eyes are black nailheads, the nose is a gold brad, the hair was made with Linen Thread #104199 and my stem was hand cut.  I'm not sure if you can see it in the picture but I sponged on some Real Red cheeks and added a white dot with some craft paint and my stylus.  I don't know about you but I have a lot of trouble with White Gel Pens.  They seem to clog.  Do any of you have this same problem and do you have a solution?  I stamped my background paper with French Foilage W120845 C121166 in More Mustard, Pear Pizzazz and Soft Suede inks.  The ink spots are Pool Party.  My sentiment is a non SU stamp.  I chose a random orange button and used some of our Early Expresso Bakers Twine #123124 to tie a bow.  The acorn is just adorable.  Don't be afraid to just start punching and playing.  It is easy peasy!  I found it on line last year at Flowerbug's Inkspot  and have been waiting patiently until this fall to show you.  You know how it is when you get something in your mind, it just doesn't go away.  LOL 

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Thanks for stopping by today.  Kourtney only has a few games left.  I won't be getting my softball fixes again till spring.  Can't wait.  I get such a joy out of watching my Granddaughters succeed.  Kayleigh has been chosen to sing in the choir for the school play.  She is so excited and I can't wait to see the play.  It's Alice In Wonderland.  Have a fabulous day and Happy Stamping.  Toodles

Spice Cake Fall Wreath

 SUO Simply Scored Spice Cake Fall Wreath Stampin Up Holiday Mini

Hello Everyone.  OMG I finished it.  Isn't is just beautiful?   I've had it done for a few days but couldn't decide on my leaves.  I don't have Gently Falling and that's the one that everyone is using, but I did have French Foilage, so I decided to go ahead and use it.  What do you think?  I'm so very happy with it.  These little flowers are called Accordian Flowers and they are scored with our new Simple Scored Tool found in the Holiday Mini.  It looks very grand but it's easy peasy.  Here is a video that I found on line.  Click here and she will show you how easy this is done.  For the wreath base I cut a piece of the heavy cardstock from our designer paper packs.  The circle is 7.5 " round.  (I hunted around my kitchen until I found something I could use.)  Scientific isn't it.  LOL    Then I centered a 5.5"  saucer in the middle and drew around it and then cut out the center and viola' you have a wreath base to place you pretty accordian flowers one.  I did cut two and glued them together for extra support.  Arrange them as you like using the different colors of paper.  My bow is a piece of Choc Chip  1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon.  I used a hot glue gun to assembly my flowers.  TIP:  Hot glue is sensitive to changes in weather.  If it gets too hot or too cold the glue gets brittle and pops off, so be aware of where you display and store your wreath.  

                             Simply Scored Scoring Tool Stampin Up Holiday Mini

         Christmas Wreath Version   Simply Scored Scoring Tool

If you would like to make this beautiful wreath and I'm sure you will, you can order your Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334, Spice Cake Designer Paper #124003, French Foilage W120845 C121166, Spice Cake Designer Buttons #124113, Big Shot 113439 and Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die #118138 at my online store below.

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Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed the wreath.  It takes a little time but well worth it.  Enjoy.  Have a wonderful stamping day folks.  Until next time.  Toodles

Dust Off Those Cob Webs – Friends Never Fade

SUO Friends Never Fade Stampin Up Holiday Mini

Hello Everyone.  Happy Friday and welcome to my blog.  I have an update on Murphy.  He did well on Wed.  We had good news. . no new stent, but we still need to investigate more on why he is so fatiqued.  So that means some more Dr. visits. 

I have one card to share with you today.  I dug in my collection for a set that I haven't used in a long time.  The sketch I believe is a Viva La Verve' sketch and it needed a retangle type of image.  The stamp set is Friends Never Fade W118750 C120618.  My colors are from the beautiful Spice Cake Designer Paper Pack #124003 found in the Holiday Mini.  My butterfly is from Butterfly Prints W121049 C120738 inked with More Mustard and Punched with our Butterfly Punch #119848.  I added some quilled flowers at the bottom and used our pretty Basic Pearls #119247 for some added pizzazz.  And there ya go folks it was an easy peasy card that you can whip up in 10 to 15 minutes and be one your way. 

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Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed my card for today.  If you are in need of any supplies please click below to shop in my online store.  Have a wonderful stamping day and until next time.  Toodles

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Halloween Candy Box Treats

Good Morning Everyone, Happy Tuesday To Ya.

Today I have another craft fair project for you.  I found this little gem over at Nancy Riley's called ISTAMP.  The insturctions for this cute little box is on Splitcoast and can be found here.  I've had these sitting on my desk for quite a while now and needed to clean up my space   So here they all are.    I call them my Mini Candy Bar Box.  It will hold four (4) mini size candy bars.  I used various cardstock colors but all my designer paper come from the designer paper pack called Frightful Sight #122351 and the Stamp Set is Batty For You #116576.   Check it out, you won't be sorry.  These are great little Halloween favors with just the right amount of candy.  LOL 

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I will not be posting tomorrow and possible Thursday, Murphy has his procedure tomorrow and we are looking forward to it being over with.  Thanks for stopping by today, have a wonderful stamping day.  Until next time, Toodles

Perk Up !!!!!!!!!

SUO Stampin Up Morning Cup Stampin Up Holiday Mini

Hello My Stamping Friends, Happy Monday


Once again I have a card to share using the beautiful Spice Cake Designer Paper.  I promise to try something new soon, but I just love the colors and every sheet in the pack is just beautiful.  My sketch this time is the Viva La Verve' sketch.  I'm really likin' it.  It was easy to put together.  You must try it.

As I mentioned the designer paper is Spice Cake and the Stamp Set is Morning Cup W116988 C120489.  My colors are Very Vanilla, More Mustard, Early Expresso.  As you can see from the sketch it has a strip towards the bottom.  The Top Note Die Cut was the perfect choice and I added another strip of Early Expresso punched with our Scallop Edge Border Punch #119882.  For my perculator I used a technique called paper piecing.  Stamp your image on a piece of designer paper and cut it out with your paper snips.  I added a dimensional for some dimension,  For my pretties I added some Choc Chip Twine with a Blue Button and added some bling (rhinestones #119246).  If you haven't tried the Basic Rhinestones yet, you are missing out on some beautiful bling.  I have not seen the shine on any other rhinestones like Stampin' Ups.  They are beautiful. 

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Thanks for stopping by today.  I love chatting with you.  I've got my wreath completed just need to add a few leaves.  Coming Soon.  Until next time.  Happy Stamping !!!!!    Toodles

More Halloween Fun With Out On A Limb

SUO Halloween Card Out On a Limb Stampin Up Holiday Mini

Good Morning Friends.  There's been a hickcup with Murphy's procedure.  It was cancelled for today and rescheduled for Wed. (we think) !!!!

Today I have a Halloween Card to share using Stampin' Ups new stamp set from the Holiday Mini called Out On A Limb.  My colors were taken from the Designer Paper Frightful Sight found in the catty on pg 185.   I'm still in the medallion making mode.  There was a spot on this sketch for a circle, so I thought it was a great place to showcase one of my medallions.  Is'nt it pretty.  My sentiment comes from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  It has just about any saying you will need. 

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Halloween Card Stampin Up Out On A Limb Stampin Up Holiday Mini

Supply List

Paper:  Basic Black #121045, Cajun Craze #119684, Whisper White 100730, Olive Green #100702, Frightful Sight DP #122351
Stamp Sets:  Out On A Limb W123822 C123824, Teeny Tiny Wishes W115370
Cool Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Lots Of Tags #114508

Thanks for stopping in today.  We'll see what the new week will bring.  Murphy would like to get this over with.  Take care and have a wonderful weekend.  It's Kourtney's birthday this week end, so we will be having some brithday fun!!!!  Toodles


Snow Much Fun With Button Buddies

Good Morning Ya All.  Happy Thursday !!

Stampin Up Button Buddies, Snow Much Fun  Christmas Card Stampin Up Holiday Mini

Today I have a Christmas Card to share with you using the snowman stamp from Button Buddies

There are quite a few layers on this one.  My cardbase is Shimmary White, topped with a piece of Poppy Red DP from A Pocketful of Posies.  Next I pulled out a Baja Breeze piece from Pocketful of Posies  and mounted it on SW too.  I still have aother layer using a piece of Basic Black from the Neutral Designer Series Pater.  Now for the fun stuff.  For my pretty lacey circle I used a nestie but Stampin' Up now has a brand new die cut called Perfect Pennants that will work beautifully.  It's on my wish list.  LOL  I stamped my image on SW and nested it on a punched Basic Black circle.  For the red hat I stamped Mr. Snowman again in Poppy Red and cut it out with our Snips.  Easy Peasy!!!

For my sentiment I made a flag and stamped the words from Snow Much Fun.  Added a small flower from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch for some added pizzazzzzzzzzz!!!  I tied a bow with our 5/8" Whisper White Satin Ribbon, placed a red button with our Cherry Cobber twine and tied another bow.

I'm still working on my medallions.  I hope to have them finished soon.  I have to decided on the size of the wreath.  I think I'm going with a 7" round.

Stampin Up Button Buddies and Snow Much Fun Stampin Up Holiday Mini 

Thanks for stopping by today.  It looks like it is going to be a lovely day here in ole' MO.  If you're in need of supplies please check the list below.  Until next time.  Toodles

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Stamp Sets:  Button Buddies W122735 C122737, Snow Much Fun W122560 C122562
Paper:  Shimmery White #101910, Pocketful of Posies #122354, Neutrals Patterns Designer Series Paper #117157, Baja Breeze #111352, Poppy Parade #119793
Cool Tools:  Scallop Trim Border Punch #118402, Perfect Pennants Bigz Dies #123126, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch #118309, Circle Punches

Halloween Favors

Halloween Favors Stamping Up Frightful Sight Designer Paper Stampin Up Holiday Mini

Good Morning Ladies. . .  boy we are getting some much needed rain here this morning and the temps are supposed to be much cooler today.

Today I have one of my craft fair projects to share with you.  It is clean and simple and I call it my Hershey's Bar Wrapper.  You can make one of these to just about match any holiday you want.  This time around it is for Halloween.  I used the designer paper Frightful Sight #122351.  All of the papers have fun Halloween images you can use.  My base is a piece of cardstock cut 6 x 5 1/2 and is scored on the 5 1/2 side at 2 1/4, 2 1/2, 4/ 34 and 5.  Fold on your score lines and use a heavy duty adhesive.  I used Score Tape or Red Sticky Tape.  My stamp set is a retired one and for my pretty I used our 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon.  This ribbon ties like a dream.  So pretty.  I did use the Mary Brown technique for tying my bowes.

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Thanks for stopping by today, I am still working on my accordain flowers using Spice Cake DP.  This is a project you can find in our Holiday Mini on pg 6.  I can't wait to get it done and show you, it is quite the WOW project.  The next few days are going to be a little hetic.  Murphy is going in for another cardiac cath and possibly another stent, so posting is ifie.  I'll do my best.  Take care everyone, have a wonderful day and until next time.  Toodles


Petal Cone Birthday Favor

Stampin Up Petal Cone Die Cut Favor Stampin Up Holiday Mini

Hello My Stamping Friends. . .  Today I have another project using the Petal Cone Die Cut.  This time I did not alter it at all.  This makes for a great party favor, or gift on those special occasions

My colors are Pretty In Pink, Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White.  I used some other cool tools like the nesting scallop circle punches, the Cupcake Builder Punch and the flower punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.  I punched a couple of holes on the sides and inserted some 5/8" Satin Pretty In Pink Ribbon.  Added some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Glue and viola' you have a great party favor.

Over the next couple of days I will be working on a very special project.  I'm make lots and lots of accordian flowers for a wreath.  It's taking  a little longer than I anticipated so please be patient with me as I make these beautiful flowers.  The exciting part is that I will be featuring our brand new cool tool called Simple ScoredYes I know there are quite a few of these tools around but what makes our product unique is the Place MarkersNot only does this tool come in 1/8" scoring lines you can mark you spot with the markers and you won't loose your place.  Great Idea !!!!!!!

So stay tuned, I'm working away, I know you will just love it !!!!!!

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