Saturday, November 29, 2014

Mini Christmas Tree

Hello!  I am having another knee surgery next week and we decided that I would forgo putting out my six large boxes of Christmas decorations since putting it all away would be a challenge.  So, since I couldn't stand not having anything out I decided that I would stamp some decorations that I could just throw away after the holidays.  Well, one thing led to another and I must say that some of them I will not be tossing!  lol  Here's the first one I will share...this was the easiest project ever and I love the way it turned out.
It even looks crooked, just like a real tree!  lol  First I decorated one of the Tiny Treat Boxes with the Under the Tree Specialty DSP.  I punched a small hole in the center of the top just large enough to poke a small wooden skewer in.  Second, I cut out 3 different sizes of stars using my Stars Framelits.  Third, I ran each one through the Texture Boutique Machine in the Decorative Dot folder.  Fourth, after  poking a hole in the center of each star, I slid it onto the skewer leaving a little space between each one and alternating the points.  Last, I cut two stars out of Silver Glimmer paper, sponged them with Hello Honey ink and glued them onto the top of the stick.  That's it!  It went really fast too.  Here's another view...
I can see from this photo that I sponged the edges of each star too.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all are enjoying your holiday weekend!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Gift Tags

Hello!  Today I am sharing a couple of the gift tags that I made using the November Paper Pumpkin kit. I really liked these because it's something that I would have never thought to make on my own.
Ok, I didn't realize that I took a picture of the one I goofed up can see the to & from stamp on the bottom layer peeking through the "y". Oh, well! There is some pretty Washi tape on the bottom layer too, you can see it on the bottom of the letters in the word "holidays".
Here's all the stuff that came in the kit to make the gift tags.  (For some reason I didn't have the card bases in this photo.)  This kit really came with a lot in it.
Here's another tag on a bag (notice there isn't any to/from peeking out through the "y").  I  used some of the Washi tape to cover a mini clothes pin and used that to attach the tag to the bag.

That's it for today.  Thank you so much for stopping by!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

November Paper Pumpkin Snowman

Hi!  I'm so excited to share this project with you!!!  So excited in fact, that I'm showing it before any of the stuff that I made using the directions from my November Paper Pumpkin kit.  I like making the projects that they suggest, but I love coming up with my own ideas too.  This months kit has so many possibilities.  Here it is....
Isn't she cute?  I took one of the card bases and opened it up to use as a wall hanging.  Everything was included in the kit except for the snowman and all her parts.  I used three of my circle punches for the body, my 1" square and Word Window punches for the hat, I cut the scarf free hand, the flower on the hat is part of the Boho Blossom punch, the buttons are rhinestones that I colored with a black Sharpie, and last but not least the face came from a retired stamp set called Snow Day.

I hope this projects inspires you to make your own, even if you don't get the Paper Pumpkin kit this can be made using other supplies. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 20, 2014


Hi!  Today we have a wonderful color challenge.  I needed a sympathy card this week so...
this is what I made.  I really like these colors together.  Lovely As a Tree was one of the first stamp sets I bought and I was glad I had it since it just seemed fitting for this card.

Check out my fellow STARS blogs:

Stamp Sets:  Lovely As a Tree, Bloom With Hope
Paper:  Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede
Ink:  Soft Suede
Big Shot:  Circle Card Thinlits (for the banner piece)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

One of My Favorites...

Hi!  We got about 2 inches of snow last night and it's getting me in the mood for the holidays.  Thought I'd share one of my favorite cards I've made using the Holiday Home stamp set.

The card base is Marina Mist.  I sponged the edges of the base and the Whisper White layer with Marina Mist ink.    Once again I used Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler Blendabilites markers to color the houses.  Love the sleigh and reindeer!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Trim the Tree Holiday Home

Hello!  I have decided not to participate in the Thursday Challenge tomorrow so I thought I'd share another one of my Christmas cards today.
This actually was inspired by a another challenge from a couple of weeks ago.  I like the deer on the house.  :) The DSP is from the Trim the Tree pack.  Love all the browns.

I'm a little out of sorts, so I am keeping this short. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Thanksgiving Pie Containers

Hi!  Last week I showed you the banner I made using the October Paper Pumpkin kit.  Yesterday I finished making the pie boxes.  They turned out so cute, I love them!
Not sure what I am going to put in them yet, or who I will give them to, but here they are! 

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Thursday, November 6, 2014


Hello!  Today's challenge as you can see was a Sketch Pad.  I really liked this one, and of course I made another Christmas card! (I'm slowly but surely getting them done!)
I used a 1" square punch and some Trim the Tree DSP.  My Garden Green card base was embossed with the Northern Flurry folder and the Big Shot.  I embossed the house with my Heat Tool and white embossing powder.

Check out what my fellow STARS have been up to:

Stamp Set:  Holiday Home
Paper:  Garden Green, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Trim the Tree DSP
Ink:  Garden Green, Craft White
Punches:  Modern Label, 1" Square
Big Shot:  Homemade Holiday Framelits, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Thanksgiving Banner

Hello!  Today I am sharing one of the things I made using my October Paper Pumpkin kit.  I used some of the supplies to make a banner to hang by my fireplace.  
The yarn was fabulous, it felt so soft...kind of wished there was enough there to knit a sweater. lol
Here's a closeup.  The kit came with cute pie boxes which I cut up to make the banner pieces.  I'll show you another time what they look like put together.  I also think I'll have enough supplies to make some cards.

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...