Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Moving Day

Okay, this is it! I am making myself move over to my other blog. Not everything there is working properly and I'm still learning BUT the posts are fine. So all my new card making, scrapbooking, and rubber stamping ideas can be found there.
I hope you will join me at thestampinglady.com

Monday, November 9, 2009

Ornament Punch Eases Card Making

I'm not quite ready for red and green so...here's a card idea with old olive and elegant eggplant.
Shimmer and shine are so hard to photograph. You'll just have to trust that the card is pretty in person! The "be merry" is stamped in silver and the white ornament is stamped with Frost White Shimmer Paint.

This card is made with the following Stampin' Up! supplies:

  • whisper white for card base and punched ornament
  • elegant eggplant and old olive cardstock
  • Christmas Cocoa Specialty Paper
  • Frost White Shimmer Paint
  • Encore silver and Versamark ink
  • stamp sets Delightful Decorations and Warm Words
  • soft holly stampin' around wheel
  • elegant eggplant 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
  • silver elastic cord
  • glue dots, stampin' around handle, ornament punch

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Have a great day!


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Thank Goodness For My Digital Studio

Life is a little busy right now and I need to get a calendar done for an early Christmas present. I honestly did this page in about 30 seconds with My Digital Studio! Yes, this page is simple and they will not all be that way. But--wowza! I should be able to get the whole thing done and ordered today.
*Added bonus is that I can change a few photos and have them ready for other family members in a flash!
Have a GREAT weekend!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Eastern Blooms Dresses Up This Holiday Purse

This is my favorite project from my Christmas in July stamp camp projects. I got the idea for the nugget purse from Angie Juda. They go together in a flash and I have plans to make a bunch to hang on a wooden Christmas tree.
Stamped and Folded mini purse

All it takes:

cardstock : real red 5"x 1-1/2" plus scrap, soft suede 3/8" x 5-1/8"

stamps: Eastern Blooms, tiny flower for background

ink: versamark, soft suede

accessories: gold mini-brad, gold braid (sewing section of craft store)

tools: scoring blade, crop-o-dile, corner rounder, mini glue dots

  • stamp background then score real red at 1-1/2", 2-1/2", and 4"
  • hold soft suede strip on real red and fold along score lines Tip: do not score the soft suede, just fold it along with the red
  • purse does not open, just slide candy in the side

Just to give you an idea of how small these are. Notice how I had to take out the nugget to show you because I ate all the others!

Stamped and folded mini purse with nugget

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Serene Snowflakes Make Holiday Card Sparkle

This might just be my Christmas card this year. I just love how it turned out! And it's kinda funny because I really didn't like Soft Suede when it came out but now I love it.

Christmas card stamped with Serene Snowflakes Here's what I used:

  • ruby red cardstock for the base cut to 11" x 4-1/4"

  • soft suede cardstock cut to 4-1/4" x 3"

  • whisper white cardstock cut to 4" x 2-3/4"

  • soft suede ink

  • Serene Snowflakes stamp set and a retired one for the sentiment because I don't have the lovely Four the Holidays yet!

  • silver elastic cord (109866) Tip: this cord is stretchy and ties wonderfully, it add just the right amount of sparkle

  • clear crystal brad

Thanks for stopping by!


Don't you think this Merry Christmas will look fantastic on the card? I think this is a great set. As always you can order it right now by going to my Online Store and clicking "shop now".

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Teen Christmas Ideas

Sometimes the hardest people to shop for are right in your own house! But I know from experience that nearly all teens (yes! even the boys) like rubber stamping and personalizing their things. Rubber stamping gift ideasSo to help you in your quest for a great gift, Stampin Up! has put together the 2009 Gift Giving Guide. Download your pdf copy here.
  • added bonus for shopping early...spend $50 on Decor Elements and receive a FREE Decor Elements of your choice (up to $16.95).

Ready to shop? Order from my online store and have everything delivered right to your door.

Have a great day!

Monday, November 2, 2009

New Scrapbook Night

In case you didn't know, there is a new monthly scrapbook night starting November 14. I will be rotating with 2 other Stampin' Up! demonstrators so we will fun a variety of fun, fresh designs for you each month.
This is a sample of what you can create with your kit! Of course, these were created with My Digital Designer for my ease of getting them posted, but we will be be using real paper, punches and stamps at the scrapbook night.
Each month will consist of supplies and designs for 2, 2-page layouts which can be done in 12x12 or smaller. Cost is only $15! Plus, the 3 hour time frame will be enough for you to complete your layouts and even get the pictures and journaling on--or work on another project!
Email me for more information, sign up ends Nov. 10.
Have a great day!