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December 2010

Sketch Frenzy Friday!

Happy Friday!!  Hope this finds everyone enjoying some relaxation on the last day of 2010!!! 

The sketch for today was so much fun to work with!!!  It's brought to us by Jennifer Weide:


And, here's my card:


I'm still using my current favorite set, Northern Hearts!!  The colors are Real Red, Basic Black and Whisper White.  I added some Real Red Satin Ribbon and Pearls for some added elegance!  The sentiment is from the "With all my Heart" stamp set.

Remember, you only have a few more days to order from the Holiday Mini Catalog!!

Now, continue on our mini blog hop, and check out what Tina has done with this sketch!!!

Happy New Year!!!!

Craft Fair Projects!

Good morning, and happy Thursday!!  I have a bunch of stuff (how's that English?!!) to share today!  I had booths at several craft fairs this fall, and had a blast!!  It was so much fun making all these projects!!  And, I met some wonderful people, too!!!  So, here goes!!  (no details are listed, and some supplies are retired.  if you have any questions, please ask!!)


Nugget Tins using the Deck the Halls and Jolly Holiday Designer Papers! 


These are the same tins as above, but I put Snowman Soup in them!!!  (a packet of hot chocolate, marshmallows, a candy cane and some Hershey Kisses)  (you can find the poems everywhere--just google "snowman soup")


These are bookmarks made with the Two Tags Die!!  I had a blast making these!!!  I'm sure you'll see more of these in the near future!!  I love the big paper clip bookmarks, too, but couldn't find them anywhere!! (the clips)


These are the tiny legal pads--about 3" x 5".  I folded the cardstock twice, to create a pocket on the inside!


These Mini CD Case Calendars are always popular!!  The cases can be found at


These are DVD Tins, covered and made into notepad holders!!!  (Hint:  you can do the same thing with our Clear-mount Stamp Cases!  item # 119105, $4.95 for 4!!)


More DVD Tins--you can see the inside on this one!

These are little "Triangle Kiss Treats"--they always sell out for me!!  on the left are the Hand Sanitizer holders!

For the kiss treats, cut your cardstock at 4" x 5".  on the 5" side, score at 1 1/4", 2 1/2" & 3 3/4".  Then just fold it up and adhere at the bottom!!  For the designer paper on the outside, I just cut a piece at 3 3/4" x 4 1/4", then wrapped it around.  No need to score it!!

That's it for today!!  Come back on Sunday--I'll have more, including my Homemade Christmas Fudge (and poem)!!!

Have a GREAT day!


Just relaxing................

Good morning!!  I have not been in my stamp studio since Dec 23!!!  Can you believe it!!  But, don't worry!  I have some great things coming, so stay tuned!!  I have several design team items that I made ahead of schedule! 

So, for today's share, I have a gift card holder i made for some wonderful members of my neighborhood family!


I used the 3x5 Notecards with envelopes for this one, and decorated with the Candy Cane Christmas Specialty Paper and the Northern Hearts Stamp Set.  Colors are Real Red, Blushing Bride and Baja Breeze. 

For the actual gift card, I just created a sleeve from a strip of cardstock--wrapped it around the card, then adhered it to the notecard!!


I like the way they turned out!!!  I hope you're all enjoying your holidays!  We're off today to go sledding--the boys are so excited!!! (me, too!)

Have a GREAT day!


New Classes Scheduled!!

Good evening!!!  No artwork to share tonight, but I did want to pop in and let you know I have a few events on the calendar in January and February!!   You can see the calendar HERE, or click on any of the classes in the right sidebar!!  Be sure you check out my brand new class--a Scrap-a-Stack!!  I'm really excited about this one!!

Hope to see you all soon!!  I'm ready to get back to stamping!!! :-)

Divas Sketch Challenge #115


I hope you're all enjoying some beautiful, wonderful time with your family and friends!!!

And, enjoy this one last Christmas card!!!


This was made for the Divas' Sketch Challenge (see sketch HERE)

Supplies used:

Northern Hearts & Occasional Quotes Stamp Sets

Cardstock:  Real Red, Marina Mist and Whisper White

Ink:  Marina Mist and Real Red Classic pads

Misc:  Rhinestones, 1 1/4" Striped Real Red Grosgrain, Big Shot & Northern Frost Die

Now, on to Carol's blog!!  Enjoy!!!


Sketch Frenzy Friday!

Good morning!!!  Happy Christmas Eve!!!  This is my favorite day--everything slows down a bit, time is spent with close friends and family, and the tree still looks pretty with all the goodies underneath!! :-)

It's also Friday, which means it's time for some sketch frenzy!!!  Our sketch today is brought to you by Deb:


And, my interpretation:


Supplies used:

A Cardinal Christmas Stamp Set

Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler and Deck the Halls Designer Paper

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler

Misc:  Rhinestones and Always Artichoke Seam Binding

Your next stop on our little blog hop is Tina's Blog!!  Enjoy!


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Diva Coffee Break Designs #208

Good morning!!  Can you believe it's only 3 days until Christmas?!!  WOW!!  I've been busy this week with some gift certificate orders!  Here is the gift certificate holder I made recently:


I used the Divas' Color Challenge this week:

This color combo just cried out "Deck the Halls"!!!  I am really going to miss this Designer Paper!  Maybe I can come up with some Valentine's Day ideas for it!! :-)

I used the Tasteful Trim Die and my trusy Big Shot to create layers of scallops--aren't they pretty?!!  I love this card!

Here's the inside:

Just stamped "Merry Christmas" in Always Artichoke Ink, using Four the Holidays!!

Do you need a last minute gift for a crafter/stamper/scrapbooker?  Just give me a call--I can usually get it done within a few hours!!  And, the gift certificate can be any amount you need--from $5 up to $1000!!!  :-)

Happy Holidays!!!

Another Gift Card!!

Good morning!!  Here's another idea for a gift card!  It 's made using one of our notecards and envelopes.


I used the Contempo Christmas Stamp set along with the coordinating wheel, Contempo.  Colors are Real Red and Baja Breeze.  Other punches used:  Decorative Label, Ornament, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, and the Eyelet Border punch.

Here are some "close ups":


The outside--just seal the envelope, then cut a small piece off the right end, so that the card can slide in!  Then, just decorate the front!


For the inside, just cut off part of the front of the card, then adhere the sides together to create a pocket for the gift card.  Then decorate!!  Don't you just love the rhinestones???

Happy Holidays!!!!