Friday, October 30, 2009

Tulip Full of Punches

 Here's A SIMPLY WAY to make a fun card using a variety of punches.

Make your flower using the SMALL OVAL PUNCH #107304 and cardstock colors
Pretty in Pink #100459   Pixie Pink#105121 and Pink Passion#102762

I used the Sizzix Texture plate #114512 to add a little depth and texture to the oval petals.
You can make your stem out of Certainly Celery # 105125 card stock and the Cutter Kit # 106958 using the cutting blade and cutting your stem with a curve. Take 2 SMALL OVAL punched pieces of  Old Olive #100702 and bend lightly to create your soft shaped leaves.

Create your sentiment feature with the WORD WINDOW PUNCH#105090, the SCALLOP OVAL PUNCH #114889,  the LARGE OVAL PUNCH #107305,  and the HEART TO HEART PUNCH #113694

Other card stock: Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, whisper white
Accessories: Crimper # 101618, Black grosgrain ribbon # 104832

TIP: Be sure and use a range of colors to create your the 3 different pinks I used above.
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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Fatty Little Pumpkin

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Isn't This a Cute Little Fatty Pumpkin?
you can make one too using the WIDE OVAL PUNCH #112082 and a large OVAL PUNCH # 107305.
Of course I used PUMPKIN PIE card stock # 105117 and BASIC BLACK #102851 for the handle. Make your handle by punching out a LARGE OVAL PUNCH # 107305 . Take the negative piece of card stock and slip it into your WIDE OVAL PUNCH extending the cutting edge over the large oval cut out.
CAST -A-SPELL Designer Series paper # 115677 was used for the patterned paper background. Don't you love all those cute pumpkins?
Old Olive # 100702 was used for the card base.

Both the Bat and the sentiment were BLACK EMBOSSED on purple papers.
The bat stamp is FROM THE CRYPT # 115460 and stamped on LAVENDAR LACE # 101614 and the sentiment stamp from the LEVEL 1 Hostess set ,  HOLIDAY BEST #115364 is stamped on ORCHID OPULENCE #100969
Don't forget a cute little bow made from BLACK check Gingham # 104832


Monday, October 26, 2009

The Dynamic Duo

 Look what I woke up to this morning!
Yep, my 2 crazy kittens playing on the top of the sofa in the morning sunlight. They are such a hoot...sisters ya know!
They want to be into everything of having toddlers in the house again.
Their names?    Ellie and Bailey
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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Beautiful Fall Afternoon

 It was nice to take a few minutes and gaze out my front window as the sun was starting to drop on this Sunday afternoon. The trees colors are starting to change and the nights cooling off here in Northern California. Time for big kettles of soup and cornbread. I just love this time of year!

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Christmas Quilt

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Quilt Up Some Fun with a Square Punch
First start with a 1- 1/4" square punch # 104400 and  a few sheets of the 
CHRISTMAS COCOA SPECIALTY designer series paper # 116770 (Holiday Mini Catalog)
Punch a total of 6 squares  of various patterns. I then cut each of those six squares on a diagonal making 12 triangles.
Each of those triangles were mounted , side by side and mixing the patterns on a Soft Suede layer measuring 2- 3/4" by 4".
That panel was then mounted on a Real Red layer measuring 3- 1/4" by 4-1/2".
The next layer is Basic black measuring 3-1/2" by 4-3/4".
the last layer is Basic Gray measuring 3- 3/4" by 5".
TIP : Notice there is a 1/4" progression on each of the last 3 layers

Look  what a Great Embellishment you can Make with the JUMBO SNOWFLAKE PUNCH # 116628 and a Button from the DESIGNER BUTTONS  PLAYGROUND pack # 116313

Combine with ribbon and cording for a unique holiday medallion

1/2" Polka Dot Soft Suede ribbon# 115612
Black Gingham ribbon # 104832
1/4" Real Red grosgrain ribbon # 109034
Silver elastic cord # 109866

The sentiment is from the Hostess set HOLIDAY BEST # 115364
It was stamped using versamark ink # 102283 and embossing with Silver Embossing Powder #109131 first on Shimmery White Metallic paper #101910 and then again using black embossing powder # 109135 on Soft Suede cardstock#115318. The Merry Christmas was cut from the soft suede piece and mounted directly onto the silver embossed Merry Christmas.
Mount your embossed sentiment onto a punched Small Oval # 107304 piece of REAL RED #102482.
Mount that to a punched Scalloped Oval # 114889 piece of Basic Black#102851.

LOOK CLOSELY.........the edge of the black scallop is silver!
It's Silver Metallic ENCORE ink # 101039  just sponged on the edges creating the illusion of another layer.
TIP: Use your heat gun to help dry metallic ink

Friday, October 23, 2009

Super Simple 10 minute Holiday Card

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I Love the Simplicity of this Elegant Holiday Card

The focal point of the RED JUMBO SNOWFLAKE PUNCH # 116628 has gold cording woven in and out of the snowflake arms. 
Use the 1- 3/4" circle Punch # 112004 and the Night and Day DSP# 116768 ( Holiday Mini catalog) to create your 3 circles. Mount your circles on a More Mustard layer of CS measuring 5 -1/4" by  1- 1/2". The basic black layer is 4- 1/4" by 2- 1/2" .
The VERY MERRY sentiment is one of the very versatile sentiments from the Short and Sweet set #115060. It has been Gold embossed with VERSAMARK ink # 102283 and Gold Embossing powder#109129 on a Real Red card base.

Take 10 minutes and try it yourself!  Enjoy

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Treat or Treating Monkey Style

 Guess Who? Could it be SOCK MONKEY! # 111550
All dressed up for Tricks or Treats sock  monkey decided to borrow a hat from EAT DRINK and BE SCARY #111764.
His little lap friend decided to come over too! A 1/4" punch was used for his black eyes and a white signo gel pen # 105021.
The white pumpkin was made with the small oval punch #107304 and hand cut stem. You can make your broom with a few snips of the scissors on mustard cardstock.
Choose a fun DSPaper for your background...........
I used Night and Day # 116768 (mini catalog)
and Cast a Spell # 115677  . GOING GRAY ink# 103274  is perfect To shadow pumpkin and hat edges . Card base is pumpkin pie #105117
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Giving Thanks

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I just love the colors in the Designer Series Paper AUTUMN MEADOWS # 116769
Here I used just one corner of the 12x12 paper to pick up all the fall images.
I love the  TAKEN WITH TEAL color, it just adds such a nice contrast to the other rich autumn colors.
Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon was used under the sentiment GIVE THANKS #115364 ( Holiday Best Level 1 hostess set). Grosgrain ribbon adds a nice touch of texture and sponging the edges of your card stock adds extra depth. I sponged my edges with CLOSE TO COCOA creating soft, warm edges.
The sentiment was stamped in choc. chip  and punched with the WIDE OVAL punch # 112082. Do you see the layer behind it? It's the DESIGNER LABEL punch #107590, but because it is smaller than the wide oval I cut it vertically in half and then took the two pieces and had them peek out of each side. I love the LOOK, how about you?
This was the perfect card to use one of the mustard colored buttons from the PLAYGROUND # 116313 designer buttons  box. It is tied with shredded pieces of choc chip grosgrain ribbon. It's a quick and simple card to make, yet so rich in color.

Card stock : Taken with Teal, More Mustard, Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Autumn Meadows Designer Series Paper
Punches: Wide Oval, Designer Label
Accessories: Grosgrain ribbon, sponges

Friday, October 16, 2009

Quick and Simple Autumn Pumpkin

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Don't you LOVE these RICH COLORS!
creates the jumping off point for choosing your leaf colors using the LITTLE LEAVES die cut 
# 114511.
I used In-Colors, Bermuda Bay, Dusty Durango,
Chocolate Chip and Vanilla

Punch your mustard CS with the Wide Oval punch # 112082 and sponge the edges. I ran mine thru an impressions plate # 114512 to give it a little more texture.

Did you know you can stamp on twill tape?
I used the stamp set Teeny Tiny Wishes # 115370 
and choc chip ink and stamped directly onto the TWILLTAPE # 105245
What's that texture on my leaves you say?

It's Soft Suede # 115657 and the background stamp
Sanded # 109294 pg. 134

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Bermuda Bay, DSP Autumn Meadows ( Mini cat. ) # 116769, mustard, Dusty Durango

Ink: Soft Suede, Choc Chip, More Mustard for sponging
Sizzix: Little Leaves

Punches: Wide Oval # 112082

Twill Tape # 105245 pg. 183

Hope this inspires you!

Fabulous Friend Purse

Here's a chance to use the Baskets and Blooms #113484 in a brand new way....flat that is!
Take just one of the basket sections and stamp with a VERSAMARK pad some of the flowers from the Fifth Avenue Floral# 113734
Ta dah......SOFT SUEDE
The colored images were then over stamped with the

Card Stock: Real Red, Bermuda Bay #115317, Soft Suede #115318, whisper white
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral# 113734, Oval All # 113790
Sizzix : Baskets and BLOOMS #113484
Punches: Eyelet Border, Scallop Oval, Large Oval,
Accessories: In-Color polka dot ribbon, soft suede and bermuda bay
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Stamp Club Members Show their Creativity

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Each of their designs started out Using Designer Series paper for their BASKET. 
Then they each added their own embellies!

The Sun is Shining AGAIN!

Yeah, I have Power Again.....

It's Been a ruff couple of days as we have been without any utilities.....
Now I'm just trying to get caught up with stuff including your requests for patterns and measurements for some of my projects. Thanks so much for your  patience!


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Scalloped Envelope Collage

Get Out Your Die cutter for this one!
Don't have ONE? What are you Waiting for?
I HIGHLY recommend the SIZZIX BIG SHOT # 113439 over other similar machines...
1.Dies roll through so much easier
2.They take larger/extended plates with ease
3.They FIT the WIDER dies that are exclusive to Stampin'Up
4.The multipurpose platform  has several layers to change your sandwich combination with ease, so you can cut chipboard and other materials
5. Has it's Own Stylish Carrying Case ..Doctor's Bag # 113474

To Achieve the Color on this card simple use the Poppin' Pastels method......
stamp your image first in VERSAMARK then scrub your sponge into desired color
on your STAMPIN' PASTELS box, transfer to your image and either pounce or
or scrub your color in. There is a white eraser included if you want to clean up the edges.
There are 48 colors just waiting to be used!
Card Stock: Tempting Turquoise, Creamy Caramel, Baja Breeze, Apricot DSP, whisper white
Sizzix Dies: Tope Note #113463 , Little Leaves #114511, Birds and Blooms #113485, Scallop Envelope # 113462, Texture Plates Backgrounds I  # 114512
Punches: 1 3/8" circle 104401, Eyelet Border # 113692
Stamps: Circle Circus # 115778
Access: Stampin' Pastels# 105542, Sponges , Versamark pad # 102283, 
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Emerging Colors Medallion

Here's a Great TECHNIQUE that you should really

1.  First start with white card stock

2. Stamp various images in assorted colors all over your piece. I used the Eastern  Blooms stamp set # 111626 and In-Colors, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango.

3. Prepare for embossing by running  your Embossing Buddy bag#103083 over your entire sheet of inked card stock. The powder in the bag prevents  the embossing powder from going in places you DON'T WANT.

4. Using your VERSAMARK PAD #102283 ink up your entire MEDALLION stamp #115223. Stamp in desired spot on your card stock. In this case I used the lower left hand corner.

5. Immediately cover the inked area with CLEAR EMBOSSING POWDER #109130 and heat with SU Heat Tool # 100005.

6. Final Step is to Brayer# 102395 ink over the entire surface.  In this case I used Soft Suede        #115657.

This is such a fun technique to gotta put it on your TO DO LIST

Card Stock: Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, white
Stamps: Medallion #115223, Eastern Blooms # 111626, Short and Sweet# 115060
Punches: Designer Label # 107590, Lg Oval # 107305, Sm Oval 107304, 1" circle # 109046
 Other: Dusty Durango polka dot grosgrain #115609
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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Halloween Pumpkins

It's EASY to make this trio of pumpkins when you use the OVAL PUNCHES.
Don't they look adorable with the witches hats on?
And that TOP NOTE layer of Bermuda Bay CS # 115317 combined with 
Black Polka Dot DSP (Night and Day)#116768
The White pumpkin is made with Vanilla CS and each of the pumpkin oval pieces
have been sponged with Sahara Sand #105208
I Love using the sahara sand to give the perfect shading on CS edges without
the color being so heavy.
Card Stock: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Vanilla
Stamps: Eat , Drink and Be Scary
Ink: Black Craft
Punches: Lg Oval # 107305, Sm Oval #107304

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Thursday, October 8, 2009


  (winner chooses color)

Teenage Rocker

This is the PERFECT card for that TEENAGE ROCKER!
I took the skull from JUST JAWING #111660 and stamped it with BLACK STAZON #101406 on Watercolor Paper# 105019. I cut away the bones and painted it with an Aquapainter # 103954 using Perfect plum classic ink . The Elegant Eggplant eyelids were made with the Small Oval punch #107304 and 1/4" Circle punch for the black part. Braces are drawn with Elegant eggplant marker. Halloween DSP Cast-A-Spell# 115677 for the headband and bg. Hope you like it!

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The CIRCLE CIRCUS #115778 is so easy to use. Combined with a
 VERSAMARK pad # 102283 and some 
Gold Embossing Powder #109129 and you have
achieved an Elegant Holiday card with an Asian influence.

Card Stock: Basic Black, Real Red, Soft Suede
Stamp Sets: Circle Circus #115778, Sincere Salutations # 115068
Punches: 1 3/4" circle # 112004, 1 1/4" circle # 104403
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Spooky Halloween Cupcake Tower

How do you like my door hanger?
There is a little pouch on the back side for a Hershey's Bar.
You can Make the Cake stand using the Large oval punch # 107305 ,
 the Wide oval punch#112082
a CRIMPER # 101618 and ANY this case I used the 
standard WEB wheel # 115666
Make Your Cupcakes using the
ROUND TAB punch# 108340 and a Crimper # 101618
Card stock: Pumpkin Pie, Perfect Plum, Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White,  Cast A Spell DSP # 115677
Stamps: Batty For You, Holiday Best
Ink: White craft, Perfect Plum, Old Olive, Basic Black
Ribbon: 1/4" Grosgrain Old Olive# 111368, Gingham Black # 104832
Other: Sizzix Texture Plate StampinUp Backgrounds I # 114512
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REAL Cupcakes

  Talk about a Tower of Cupcakes

Posted by PicasaAren't these gorgeous? There  were 400 in total at the Amazing Wedding
of Jason and Elizabeth . I have known the bride since she started walking, almost 23 yrs. ago. 
It was so great to share their SPECIAL DAY and Wish them a Lifetime of Happiness.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Me Frankie...You Mr. Pumpkin Head

Frankie and Mr. Pumpkinhead Treat Boxes
These fun little treat boxes are so easy to make with the Sizzix Top Note Die Cut # 113463 and a few assorted punches.
Tip:   Sponging your card stock edges really adds to the depth of your face
Card stock: Basic Black, Pumpkin pie, Old Olive
Punches: Wide Oval # 112082, 1" circle # 109046, 1/2" circle # 104390, Round Tab # 108340
              all punches can be found on page 186
If you need the dimensions for the actual box just email me
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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

From the Crypt Flying Bats Treat Container

I was really surprised how quickly this Sizzix square scallop box came together. I die cut 3 black and 2 pumpkin pieces of card stock and scored each of 3 sides .
The bats were hand cut and placed on scallop oval punch pieces that were cut into spirals.
There is plenty of space in the center of the box for Popcorn or Treats.
Cardstock: Basic black, basic gray, whisper white, apricot appeal
Ink: Black craft
Sizzix Square Scallop bigz clear Die # 115950 pg. 199
Stamps: From the Crypt#115460 pg. 21, Eat Drink and Be Scary # 111764 pg. 25
Punches: Scallop Oval #114889, Tag LG.# 105934, Tag sm#108264 pg. 186
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Flying Bats close up

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Spider Candle/Treat Box

Make a Simple Folding Box to Hold a Candle or Treats

2 Pieces of  Pumpkin Pie card stock  were cut  2/1/2" X 11" and scored at different intervals to create its folding sides.

Stamps: From the Crypt #115460 pg. 21 ,  Hostess Set..Holiday Best # 115364 pg. 13
Ink: Craft Black, pumpkin pie for sponging
Accessories:  Embossing Gun, White Candle, tissue paper and  eyelash yarn.

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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Ghostly Vellum Treat Box

The White flourish on his front is stamped in Craft white with a stamp (From the Crypt) # 115460 pg. 21
The vellum box on his back is a 2-4-6-8 with it's height shortened by 1/2". 2 sizes of Circle and Oval punches created all the facial features and pumpkin basket.
Card stock: Vellum, bordering blue (eyes), basic gray, black and pumpkin.
Ink: WhisperWhite craft# 101731 pg. 155
pumpkin pie for sponging
Accessories: Sticky strip # 104294 pg. 192 ,  sponge
Punches: 1/4" circle, 1/2" circle # 104390, small oval #107304, lg oval # 107305 pg. 186
The striped paper in the background is Cast A Spell DSP
# 115677 pg. 161

Simple email me for the pattern..........
TIP:  This could also be made with just regular white card stock

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