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Cute As A Button Oops Snowman

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Hello There Folks.  Are you having a super duper morning?  Today I have my last Christmas Card to share, for right now anyway.  I fell in love when I saw the tall skinny snowman in Stampin' Ups new stamp set Snow Much Fun W122560 C122562.  My colors are Pool Party #122924, Not Quite Navy #101722 and Shimmery White Paper #1019010  for just a touch of sparkle.  I stamped him with Black Stazon Ink and used markers to color him in.  I tried something a little different this time.  I used Basic Gray for his hat and boots instead of Basic Black.  I think it gave him a softer look on the Pool Party background.  For his nose I also used a different color, Calypso Coral.  It worked just fine, don't you think? I wanted to use snowflakes for my background paper so I made my own.  If you have followed my blog you already know I love stamping my own background papers.  I choose to use Serene Snowflakes W115438. They are inked in Pool Party and Not Quite Navy. Did you notice the pretty blueruffeled ribbon.  Well that's our new In Color Ribbon.  Pool Party #122975.  You may not be able to see it in the picture but it has a little ruffle to it.  Just beautiful. 

We just finished up our first round of the Ribbon Share.  Click here for all the details.  If you would like to participate in a ribbon share with us, I would be happy to do another one.  I need (4) four participates before I can place an order.  Drop me an email if you would be interested.

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Well I've lost my train of thought.  LOL So I guess it's time to go.  I'm taking the girls school shopping today.  They picked up their schedules and will be back in school soon.  Thanks for your patience with my sparatic posts this summer.  We'll be back to norm soon.   Have a wonderful day and until next time.  Toodles

Merry Christmas – MOJO169

Stampin Up Holiday Mini Stampin Up Holiday Bundle

Good Morning My Crafty Friends.  I played hookie yesterday and went Christmas shopping.  I enjoy getting out in the hussle and bussle, it gets me in the spirit.  Today I would like to share with you this weeks MOJO Sketch.  It has quite a few layers, so we will begin with the first layer.  Base card is Very Vanilla, matted with a piece of Jolly Holiday DP.  Next layer is Old Olive and another piece of Jolly Holiday DP.  The last layer is Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler and a piece of Jolly Holiday DP.  I used several of my cool tools on my card today.  I have the upmost respect for my cool tools, they make cardmaking faster and picture purrrrrfect.  Now is the time to take an inventory of your cool tools, you might want to add a few to Santa's List.  There's still time to place your orders on line so they will be under the tree and ready to open on Christmas morning.  But don't delay the clock is ticking, there's just 8 more days till Christmas.   

There's still time to take advantage of my "LAST MINUTE MADDNESS SALE".   Tomorrow is the last day Dec. 16th.  Click here for all the deets .

STAY TUNED on December 17th I'll have something new to show you.  I'm sure you can guess, it's the next biggest card making holiday next to Christmas.  It's a sweet promotion and you don't want to miss it.

Supply List

  • PAPER:  Very Vanilla #101650, Old Olive #100702, Jolly Holiday Designer Paper #117159
  • INK:  Cherry Cobbler #119669,
  • STAMP SET:  Level 3 Hostess Set Occasional Quotes
  • COOL TOOLS:  Small Corner Rounder #119871, 1 3/4" Circle Punch #119850, 2" Circle Punch. 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch #118874, Paper Piercer and Mat Pack #116631/105826
  • PRETTIES:  5/8" Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon #120992, Rhinestone Jewels #119246, Bling (Non SU)

Thanks for stopping by and chatting with me during this very busy time of year.  Have a wonderful day folks.  I'll see ya back here tomorrow.  Toodles

A Very Special Gift Bag

Stampin' Up Holiday Mini Sneek Peeks Occasions Mini

Hello My Crafty Friends. . .  Hope you're having a super duper morning.  Today I am sharing a cute little gift bag that I have made for my exchange with my Bunco Friends.  I took a brown paper sack and cut it down just a little.  I stamped snow flakes all over it in Craft Whisper White.  My stamp sets are Serene Snowflakes and Delightful Decorations.  I used the top note die cut for my closure and added a very specail tag to it.  The tag itself is not Stampin' Up, but everything else is.  I stamped the ornament in Cherry Cobber three times on Very Vanilla and used our Ornament Punch.  Next I adhered two of the ornaments together back to back and scored down the middle.  I took another ornament and adhered it to the tag and then topped it with my other ornament piece.  This gives you the 3D effect.  I used three snowflakes from the Northern Frost die cut and added them to the tag with some pretty organdy ribbon that is now retired.  I used one of our new Glimmer Brads from the Holiday Mini.  Added some glitter and a few jewels and you have one very special tag for a very special gift. 

HOLIDAY MINI. . .  You still have time if you need to order anything from the Holiday Mini.  January 3rd is the last day you can order. 

OCCASION MINI. . . OMG. .  The Occasion Mini will begin on Jan. 4th and you are gonna love it!!!!.  If is chocked full of oh so cute stamp sets, embellishments, punches, ribbons, fabric.   Now is the time to be setting some time aside and hold a workshop and receive some of these great products for FREE.  Contact me today and we will talk.

 If you would like to make a special tag of your own and need any of the supplies please click on the link below.

I'll be taking a few days off from blogging and I will be serving on Jury Duty.  Yes, you heard right I have been summoned to Jury Duty.  Hopefully I will return in a few days.  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.  Toodles


A Christmas Greeting With Lovely As A Tree

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Today I have another Christmas Card but if you change out the sentiment is could be used for any occasion.  My base is Very Vanilla #101650.  The next layer is a piece of Always Artichoke #105119, Chery Cobbler #119685 is up next and it was embossed with the Petals of Plenty Embossing Folder #116824.  Next layer is a piece of our oh so cute Jolly Holiday DP #117159.  The next level is another piece of Jolly Holiday #117159 and a strip of Cherry Cobbler punched with the Scallop Edge Border #119882.  My stamp set is Lovely As A Tree, an old favorite, #115026 of mine, stamped on VV and then mounted on a piece of Always Artichoke die cut with our Scallop Circle #2 die.  For some added sparkle I did spritz on some Silver Foil Smooch Sprtiz #118771.  I hope you can see it in the picture.  Added some 3/8" Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon #109071.  Easy Peasy.  If you would like to make this card and need any supplies please shop in my On-Line store just click of the SHOP NOW.  Thanks for stopping by, I may not see you for a few days, cooking for the feast starts tomorow.  I hope to be back Friday with some Blog Candy.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Toodles

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Serene Snowflakes

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Good Morning My Crafty Friends . .  Are you ready to start your day.  Today I have a snowflake card to share.  I have Merry Christmas on mine but you could surely use this card as a welcome to winter card for the cold January nights that will soon be here.  Brrrrrr!!  My cardbase is Crumb Cake and I stamped some of the images from Serene Snowflakes in Whisper White Craft Ink and Pacific Blue.  Next up is a layer of Pacific Blue topped off with a piece of Whisper White and topped off again with a striped piece of Pacific Blue from the Designer Series Paper Pack.  I chose the bold scallop look and pieced it up under my Pacific Blue layer.  Here is how I did that.  Punch a piece of Extra Fancy Floer PunchWhisper White with your Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch and cut it up leaving two of the petal in tack.  You will get two pieces each  of two petals plus 1 extra petal. Add adhesive and butt them up next to each attaching them the the Pacific cardstock.  Added some pretty 5/8" Whisper White Satin Ribbon and a little bling for pizzazz. 

Supplies You Will Need To Make This Card

  • PAPER:  Crumb Cake #120953, Pacific Point #111350, Whisper White #100730, Designer Series Paper Pack Bright Collection #117155
  • STAMPS:  Serene Snowflakes #115438, Teeny Tiny Wishes #115370
  • INK:  Pacific Blue #111837
  • COOL TOOLS:  Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch #118073, Modern Label Punch #119849
  • EMBELLISHMENTS:  5/8" Whisper White Satin Ribbon #114616, Jewels #119246

Thanks for stopping by today and sharing a little bit of your time with me.  I hope you got to read yesterday's post about the Amazing Demonstrator Starter Kits.  You sure can't beat this offer.  It's happy happy time around here.  I received my copy of the upcoming Occassions and Sale a Bration Mini's.  Workshops will definitely be in order.  You are gonna love them.  Have a wonderful day and I'll see ya back on Friday.  Toodles

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Christmas Presents Scrappin’ Page

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Hello My Crafty Friends . .  Is your day starting off good for you?  I sure hope so.  I'm slowly getting back back into my routine from all the stamp a stacks, monthly club and craft fairs.  My poor hands have down a lot of cutting and they sure are letting me know about.  LOL  Today I have an oh so cute Scrappin' Page to share.  Of course it has to be a Christmas one.  I got the idea over at It's A Stamp Thing by Vicki B.  It was so funny I was thinking about this excact thing and viola' there it was.  Such a coincidence.  I used my fav Cherry Cobbler #119669 and Very Vanilla #101650.  For my present I used a 4 x 4 coaster and glued some Jolly Holiday DP #117159 to it,  It just fits, so there is not much trimming.  All I had to do was sand down the bottom to edges with our Sanding Block #103301.  The top two are covered up with the box lid.  For my bow I used two of our cool tools, the Small and Large Oval Punches #119863/119855.  TIP:  To get the bow pieces, first punch with the small oval and discard the oval that you just punched out, then go back and punch again with the large oval.  Viola' you have your bow.  Isn't it just great!!!.   I added a snowflake punched with our Snowflake punch #119852, added a button, a tag, glitter and our 1/2" Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding.  I used the Photo Corner Punch #119878 just to help bring in the backgound.   The only Stamp Set I used was for the tag Four The Holidays #1169 21. 

Thanks for stopping by and chatting, I hope you enjoy the scrappin' page.  Be sure and check into the Demonstrator Starter Kit Offer.  It's a great price at just $87.50.  That's half off the regular price of $175.  Hobby Stampers this is a great way to pick up some product at a low price.  Click here and take another look  Have a wonderful day.  Toodles 

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Adorable Christmas Pouch

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Hello Friends . . Boy, do I have a post to share today with you.  I'm so excited.  It turned out so soooo cute.  I am a big fan of Michelle Wooderson's Blog Mish Mash.  I just love her work and this is a case/idea from her.  See loves pouches and so do I.  The card is called a Pocket Card and it is made with Crumb Cake cardstock.  Attached is a 4" doily.  Oh so cute.  I did sew around the bottom of my pocket.  This helped me keep my cost down and it makes it realy secure.  What a great stocking stuffer.  I have everything mounted on my tag.  You can use any tag style you like.  I used the stamp set Delightful Decorations #116517 and our Ornament Punch #119847 along with the Northern Frost Decorative Strip #120901 and a whole lot of embellishments.   You can find the Northern Frost Strip  in the Holiday Mini on pg 38. 

That's all for me folks, I have a very busy day getting ready for the craft fair tomorrow at Ft. Zumwalt East HS in St. Peters.  If you are out and about tomorrow stop by and say hello.  I have a lot of cute holiday items that just might catch your eye.  Have a wonderful day.  Toodles

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A Very Special Christmas Tag

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Good Morning My Friends, how are things going for you this morning.  I have a very special tag to share with you today and I got the idea over at Stamporisty from Lynn Mercurio.  Acutally this one is for a very speical Christmas gift, but you could change it out with another stamp set for other speical gifts.  Let your imagination take over.  You can start with just about any ole tag.  I used Very Vanilla as my cardstock and sponged some Cherry Cobbler all round the edges, deeping it more in some spots. I used our Delightful Decorations stamp set and I made a 3D image with it.  Stamp it three times on a separate piece of VV cardstock then punch them out.        


Next adhere two of them together using your normal adhesive back to back, score the two you just put together using your scoring tool, fold on your score then adhere to your other piece.  This makes your 3D image   Then I went to work embellishing it for some Christmas pizzazz.  I'll have the recipe card below for you.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you get some time to stamp a little today too.  Put some smiles on some faces of your family and friends.  That smile will come right back at you twofold.  Have a wonderful day.  I'm gathering all my craft items today to see what all I have made and setting up my table.  If you would like to make one of these speical gift tags and need some of the supplies please click on my SHOP NOW button below or you can contact me for more helpl.   Easy Peasy!!!  See ya tomorrow.  Toodles.

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I hope you enjoyed this special tage.  Here's the Recipe:

  • Paper:  Very Vanilla #101650, Cherry Cobbler #119685, Brushed Gold #102935, Shimmery White #101910
  • Stamp Set:  Delightful Decorations #116517
  • Ink:  Cherry Cobbler #119669
  • Cool Tools:  Tag Die (Non SU), Orrnament Punch #119847, Big Shot #113439, Northern Frost Decorative Strip Die Cut #120901, Eyelet Border Punch #119853
  • Embellishments:  Organdy Ribbon (Ret), Glimmer Brads #121006, Bling, Red Button with Gold Cording, Dimensionals and Mini Glue Dot

Lovely Christmas Trees


Stampin' Up Holiday Bundles Stampin' Up Holiday Mini

 Good Morning My Stamping Friends . .  Welcome to Monday.  I hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween.  Our weather was pretty good here.  Today I have for you another Christmas Card to share.  It turned out quite good if I do say so myself.  My stamp set is a retired one, I'm sorry about that and I also had to use my nesties for my ovals.  Other than that I'm a Stampin' Up Girl. I just have a few things I would like to remind you of.

  • SAVE BIG on our ABC's Holiday Bundles.  Stampin' Up has bundled together some of our most favorite Christmas Stamp Sets, Designer Papers, and Punches.  You can save as much as 20% on these pr-selected items.  Be sure and check it out here.  Remember – you must use the correct item numbers that are on the flyer to assure your 20% discount.  Happy Shopping!!!!!!
  • SANDY'S STARS – For every $50 you spend you will receive a star.  When you collect ten stars you can email me and after confirmation you will be able to select a FREE stamp set from the current catalog or mini.  For all the deets please click here and check them out. 

Now let's get to the recipe shall we.

Stampin' Up Bundles Stampin' Up Holiday Mini

  • Layout is from Sweet Sunday Sketch
  •  Paper:  Cherry Cobbler #119685, Old Olive #100702, Jolly Holiday DP #117159, and Very Vanilla #101650
  • Stamp Set:  Patterened Trees (ret) Tiny Tags #118592
  • Ink:  Old Olive #102277, Cherry Cobbler #119669
  • Cool Tools:  Jewelry Tag Punch #117190,  Oval Nesties (Non SU)
  • Embellishments :  Old Olive 3/8" Tafetta Ribbon #119767, Gold Cord (retired) and Smooch Spritz Gold Glow #118770

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 Thanks for stopping by today and chatting with me.  Murphy has a dental appt. later so my afternoon is all booked.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions on my cards, supplies or anything that's on your mind.  I'm here to help.  Have a wonderful day.  Toodles


Christmas Gift Card Purse Holder

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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!