Saturday, December 28, 2013

Good Things Happen Jar

Hello!  I got this great idea from a post my friend, Laurie Zoellmer, had on her facebook page yesterday.  Every time something good happens in 2014 my family and I are going to write it down on a piece of paper and put it into this jar. Then next New Years Eve we will take out all the notes and read them.  It is so easy to dwell all of the bad things that happen and sometimes the good things (the little ones anyway) are forgotten.  This way we'll be able to celebrate all of the good things all over again.  :)
I wanted to make a cheery jar since it will be filled with good things, so what better paper to use than the Gingham Garden DSP.  I thought this sentiment from the Yippee-Skippee! stamp set was just right for my label.  I added a strip of coordinating Washi tape to the top of the canning jar.
I wasn't sure how I was going to cut a hole in the jar lid, but then I thought why not make a paper lid with my Circles Collection Framelits.  It fit perfectly!!!

Stamp Set:  Yippee-Skippee!
Paper:  Gingham Garden DSP, Whisper White, Island Indigo
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Ribbon:  Daffodil Delight 1/2" Seam Binding
Extras:  Big Shot, Labels and Circle Collection Framelits, Washi Tape, Key Charm

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you decide to make your own jar to keep all your "good things that happen" notes.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Calm Christmas

Hello!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.  Here's the card my mom decided to make this year.
We had a good time putting them together and I love how they turned out!  She used the Calm Christmas stamp set with Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Whisper White colors.

Thanks for stopping by.  I need to get stamping again so I have something new to post, it may be a few days!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

Hi!  I wanted to share a couple of projects that I made.  This banner I made for myself and boy do I ever love it.  This photo didn't turn out very nice, but I think you'll be able to see it ok.
The letters were sponged with Indigo Island ink and the patterns on the banner pieces were sponged with Pool Party ink.  I used Silver Glimmer paper for the bottom snowflake and I must say it really sparkles!
Here are some snowflake ornaments I made for a few family members and my co-workers.  I used the Festive Flurry stamp set and coordinating Framelits Dies.  Love, love, love these!!!
Here's a close up of one of the ornaments.  I mounted each layer with Dimensionals to give it a 3D look.  I really like the Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay and Pool Party color combination.

I hope your Christmas is filled with good health, laughter and precious memories.  Thanks for stopping by!  Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Festive Flurry Cards

Wow! I can't believe it's Christmas Eve already!  Here are some cards I made with the Festive Flurry stamp set.

Once again I really like both color combinations!  

I tried something different and didn't use my dies to cut out the snowflakes on this one.

I wish you all safe travels and Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Rest of My Endless Wishes Cards

Hi!  Here are the rest of the cards I made with the Endless Wishes stamp set:

 This set was so popular that it sold out, lucky for me I ordered it just in time.  I love the delicate snowflakes.  I really like both of these color combinations.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Last of My Snow Day Cards

Hello!  Since it's getting close to Christmas and I still have some things to do, I thought I'd just post the rest of my Snow Day cards all at once.  Here they are:
 I really like these color combinations!
 Every time I look at this snowman it brings a smile to my face!
Just had to try one without arms!  We got a lot of snow today and it makes me want to go out and build a real snowman.  :)

Thanks for stopping by!  

Friday, December 20, 2013

Gift Card Holder CASE

Hello!  I got another great idea from my upline, Dawn Olchefske, and it's a cute one!  (Well, all her ideas are cute, right?!!  lol)  You can view her video on how to make her Chiclet Treat Pouch here.  This would be a great idea for any time of the year.  It just so happened that I needed some gift card holders and it worked perfectly for that!  Thanks again, Dawn for the terrific idea.
I used Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Whisper White and Season of Style DSP and Glimmer Brads to make these.
I love these!  I guess if I were to make them over I would put the gift tag on the outside so I could tell which one goes to who!!  lol  Of course, if you are giving everyone the same thing it wouldn't matter!

Thanks for stopping by!  Be safe this weekend...lots of wintery weather all over the place.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Festive Flurry Card

Hi!  Today's card was made with the Festive Flurry stamp set and coordinating Thinlits.  
I used Midnight Muse card stock for the base, Silver Glimmer Paper for the largest snowflake and the smaller snowflake was stamped with Midnight Muse ink onto Whisper White card stock and then I sponged over it with the same ink.  Both snowflakes were mounted with Dimensionals.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by!  Enjoy your day.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Mini Star Album

Hello!  I received one of these cute star albums from my upline, Dawn Olchefske, a couple of years ago at Convention and I finally got around to making one for Christmas.
Here's the cover.  
Here's a view taken from the top, now you can see why it's called a star album.  I used seven sheets of 4" x 8" Cherry Cobbler, seven sheets of 3 1/2" x 7" Gumball Green, and the DSP (retired) pieces measure 3" x 6".   Each of the pieces of card stock were scored in half on the long side.  Then I used Sticky Strip to attach each piece at the outside edge.  The covers were attached to the first and last pages with Sticky Strip.  A piece of ribbon attaches the front and back covers and ties it shut.  This was very easy to do and doesn't it look cool?!?  I love it!
Here's a side view.  I didn't add any embellishments, but I bet that would be cute too.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, December 14, 2013


Hi!  These coasters are one of my favorite things to make, especially for gifts.
I bought the tumbled tiles at Menards and used Stazon ink to stamp.  This one was made using the Snow Day stamp set.  I really, really like this one!!!
I made these for a craft fair at school.  Of course I forgot to photograph them before I tied them up, so you won't be able to see much!  Both the tiles and the gift tag were stamped with the Endless Wishes stamp set.
These tiles were stamped with a retired stamp set called Holiday Sampler and the tag is from the Tags Till Christmas set.  The ribbon is from a couple of years ago.  (I bought extra because it was so nice.  I don't think I'll ever run out!)

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Festive Flurry

Hi!  Here's a Christmas card I made using the Festive Flurry stamp set and coordinating Framelit Dies.
 I also used the Circle Card Thinlits Die to make the card base.  The DSP was attached before I ran it through the Big Shot.  It's hard to see but I added a rhinestone to the center of the stamped snowflake.
The inside was stamped using the Endless Wishes stamp set.  I really felt like something else was needed on this card, but everything I tried didn't look right, so I went for the clean and simple look!  :)

Stamp Sets:  Festive Flurry, Endless Wishes
Paper:  Whisper White, Winter Frost DSP
Ink:  Pool Party, Smoky Slate
Extras:  Big Shot, Circle Card Thinlits, Festive Flurry Thinlits, Rhinestone

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Olive Green Snow Day

Hello!  Here's another card made with the SnowDay stamp set.  I used the Season of Style DSP paper stack for the starburst background.
This cute guy is mounted with Dimensionals.
Stamp Set:  Snow Day
Paper:  Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Season of Style DSP
Ink:  Craft White, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Black Stazon, Pumpkin Pie

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Snowman (melted) Water Bottles

Hello!  I'm so excited about this super cool idea I got from Susan Parker on Stampin' Connection.  Click here to visit her blog to see her water bottles.  When I saw her bottle labels I remembered that years ago I bought at SU stamp set with a melted snowman in it.  I went to my overflowing closet of retired stamp sets and found it!  (I'm so happy that I didn't sell it!!)  Here's my label...
I used my printer to print the ingredients.  The image was stamped with Jet Black Stazon Ink and then colored with Stampin' Write markers.  I'm giving these to the students I work with for a little Christmas treat.  Some of the kids have allergies so candy is out and they all love to drink water so this will be perfect.  (I hope they like it.)
Here's a close up of the label I made.  I used the White Stampin' Chalk Marker to color the image and the snowflakes were stamped with my White Craft Ink pad.  The stamp set is from 2000 and is called Thanks So Much!

Thanks for stopping by so I could share this cute idea with you.  Be sure and check out Susan's  blog  and get her free pdf.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Another Calm Christmas

Hi!  Today I have another Calm Christmas card to share.
I used Silver Ink to stamp the image and Island Indigo for the sentiment.  A rhinestone was used for the doves eye and the narrow strips are from the Winter Frost DSP stack.  This card looks nicer in person!

Thanks for stopping by!  Stay's freezing here in Wisconsin.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Snow Day

Hello!  I made this card to send to my son at school.  He refused to take decorations back with him after Thanksgiving, so I am hoping he'll hang this up in his room!  lol
I really love this card, especially the colors in the Winter Frost DSP and who wouldn't like this snowman??!!
Stamp Set:  Snow Day
Paper:  Winter Frost DSP, Smokey Slate
Ink:  Craft White, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie

Thanks for stopping by!  

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Mini Milk Cartons

Hello!  I made these little milk cartons for my son to take back to school so he can share them with his friends.  I put some candy inside - the perfect little pick me up during exam time.
I used the Mini Milk Carton Bigz L Die and my Big Shot to make them.  It goes really quick since the die not only cuts out the shape, but scores it too!  The DSP and the Gumball Green Sweater Trim ribbon was left over from last year.  The stamp is from the Tags 4 You set featured in the 2013 Holiday Mini and I used the coordinating Label Bracket Punch to punch out the stamped image.

Thanks for stopping by!

Flying Home

Hello! Just a quick post showing you what I made with the Flying Home stamp set that can be found in this year's Occasions Catalog. As s...