Thursday, December 27, 2012

Organization

Brilliant!! This is an office organizer. I am going to find one of these for my Big Shot today!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Snow Much Fun

Pinned Image


I just found this one on Pinterest. Beautiful! I am going to start making 5-10 Christmas cards a month so I don't have such a crunch next year. This one by Bonnie Klass at bon2stamp is a keeper! She used Lovely as a Tree and Snow Much Fun

Top Note Snowman Card


Top Note die, circle punches, Northern Frost strip die
 
You can make this cute guy using your Top Note die and your Big Shot. It isn't too late to send a snowman card. It hasn't even snowed yet!


Sunday, December 16, 2012

Thinking Out of the Box!

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I do this with circles. Why didn't I think to do it with shapes?? Great idea!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Butterfly Punch

Some cards don't require much stamping. This one is just our beautiful designer paper called Summer Smooches, the new butterfly punch, the scallop oval punch, and the large oval punch. The words are from Petite Pairs. Don't forget, stamp then punch. It is so much easier than punching then stamping. The butterfly bodies are punched flowers from Itty Bitty Shapes with the Champagne Glimmer Paper. It really makes the butterflies sparkle! (Daffodil Delight and Whisper White)

Monday, December 3, 2012

My Door

 
The door that leads to my stamping world. All are welcome to join us here.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Snowman Tea Light

This little guy turned out precious! The base is a tea light so his nose lights up. I made a bunch for a craft show. One lady came and bought them all. Quick and cute!

1. Punch a circle from the itty bitty shapes pack then  punch a larger circle around that using the 1-3/8 circle punch.
2. Use a 1/4 punch and basic black paper for the eyes and mouth. It is easier to decorate it before you slide it over the nose.
3. Glue it on the base.
4. His hat is the XL oval punch cut almost in half. The brim is made with the large oval punch by punching once on the edge of the paper then punching above that.
5. Glue the hat and brim together then use the lattice folder and your Big Shot to add the pattern. Glue this on above his eyes.
6. Cut the ball for the hat out of red glimmer paper using the flower from the itty bitty shapes punch pack. Glue it on.
7. Add a red scallop to the back. It has a hole punched out where the light switch is.
8. I used some retired ribbon for his scarf because I like the size and the color. Tie any ribbon around the base.

I got the idea from Inking Idaho. She used the colored pearls for the eyes and nose (I tried this but it was time consuming and messy), and sweater trim for the scarf.




 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Frosty Friends

 
I love snowmen. This card is layered like a frame. I used the labels collection framelits and cut out the center of the white, then I embossed it with petals-a-plenty. I cut another frame out of real red. The snowmen are stamped on whisper white and mounted under the two frames (dimensionals hold up the frames off the picture). I used a sahara sand marker and went around the outsides of the snowmen to make them pop out. I colored in with markers. Very cute! Happy Christmas is in More Merry Messages. I put ribbon on everything but this one didn't really need it.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Stamp-a-Stack, Dec.1st


Summer Smooches DSP, butterfly punch, champagne glimmer paper, scallop oval punch, large oval punch, daffodil delight and whisper white card stock, daffodil seam binding, Petite Pairs, black stazon ink, itty bitty shapes punch pack (flower)
 white craft ink and white embossing powder, pool party and whisper white card stock, pool party classic ink, sponge, white taffeta ribbon, silver embossing powder, silver ribbon (non SU),  Lovely as a Tree, Loving Thoughts, spritz bottle filled with alcohol and frost white shimmer paint (adds a great sparkle)
 real red, gumball green, and whisper white card stock, dotted embossing folder, delicate designs embossing folder, Big Shot, large scallop punch, 2-1/2 inch circle punch, 1-3/8 inch circle punch, gumball stitched satin ribbon, cherry cobbler baker's twine, glue dots, mitten punch, Chock-Full of Cheer, real red classic ink, dazzling details (on mittens)
 
marina mist and whisper white card stock, Big Shot, Fancy Fan embossing folder, Trust God, Serene Silhouettes, old olive and marina mist markers, marina mist dotted ribbon
 
 
We will be making 3 each of these designs for $15 at my house Dec. 1st for a Stamp-a-Stack. Each one is pretty easy to make. Come on over and learn how to make them with us. There is always room for one more. Newbies are welcome. Send me an email if you are interested in coming. I am in the Memphis area.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Itty Bitty Banners Birthday Card

We may be making this for our November 10th card making class. It is so cute! The red glimmer paper really makes this card. If you are interested in attending this class (Memphis area) send me an email and I will give you the details. You can reach me at jgalbra@bellsouth.net. If you need to order the things to make this card you can order from my site here.  Your order will come directly to you. Thank you!

Sets:
Itty Bitty Banners   126257

Card Stock:
real red   102482
whisper white   1000730
crumb cake   120953

Ink:
real red classic   126949

Accessories:
red glimmer paper   121790
Bitty Banners   129267
large scallop edgelit   127019
big shot   113474
lattice folder   119976
21/2" circle punch   120906
large scallop punch   118874
cupcake builder punch   121807
13/4" circle punch   119850
small heart punch   117193
glue dots   103683
dimensionals   104430
brights dsp (red) 117155 
red stitched grosgrain   126875





Friday, November 2, 2012

Scentsational Season


 
 
I finally have a free minute to play with Scentsational Season. What a cute set of stamps! It has a matching set of Holiday Collection framelits cutters so you don't have to cut out a thing by hand. If you purchase both the set and the framelits you get a discounted bundle price. After I cut out the trees and the gingerbread boys I mounted them with a dimensional. I stamped the sentiment from Sweet Essentials then embossed the background with the dotted folder. The glimmer paper adds just the right amount of sparkle. To cut out the hearts I used the heart on the owl builder punch. The star comes in the framelit set.

Sets:
Scentsational Seasons  121190
Sweet Essentials   126457

Ink:
chocolate chip classic   100908
gumball green classic   126861

Card stock:
crumb cake   120953
cherry cobbler   119685
gumball green   126840
whisper white   100730

Accessories:
Big Shot   113474
dotted embossing folder   117335
Holiday Collection framelits   127814
(set and framelits bundle   129946)
red glimmer paper   121790
champagne glimmer paper   127885
owl builder punch (heart)   118074
cherry cobbler dotted ribbon   124138
gumball green satin stitched ribbon   126848
dimensionals   104430

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Ink-Redible... free ink pads!

 
 
Dates: November 1 - December 16, 2012
New demonstrators who join the Stampin' Up! family will received a FREE collection of Classic Stampin Pads-they can choose from Brights, Subtles, or Regals! It's INK-redible!
That's 10 FREE stamp pads!!
Also, host a $450 party and YOU will get the Ink-redible deal too PLUS $65 in Hostess Dollars and a 50% off item! WOW!! Let me know when you are ready to book a party! This includes catalog parties and online orders, too.


 


 



Saturday, October 27, 2012

Googly Ghouls

Isn't this adorable? I just love Googly Ghouls and the Googly Eyes. I colored the ghouls with markers after stamping them in black classic ink. I punched them out with the extra large oval punch. I added the colored pieces to the black background and ran it through my Big Shot using the spider web folder. Don't forget to stamp the words before you emboss the paper.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Merry Minis

I love the new Merry Minis stamp set and matching punches. This card is really fast and fun. I stamped the three images, then punched them out with the 1 inch square punch. Then I punched the three punches and punched them out with the 1 inch square punch. I used dimensionals (cut in half) to layer these together on top of a punched scallop square. This is a punchy card, lol! Of course I had to use my Big Shot and the petals-a-plenty folder. Happy Christmas comes from More  Merry Messages. Did you get your free ribbon last month? Look how perfect it is on this card! I used whisper white, daffodil delight, gumball green, and real red classic pads and card stock. Happy stamping!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Big Shot Christmas Snow

I know this an an old Big Shot die but I still love it! I cut the flakes out of glossy paper and glued them on. I used my 1/2 inch circle punch and added silver glimmer sparkle. I put fake snow inside then tide a Christmas ribbon around it. I added a Christmas pick with silver sparkles and shiny red balls. I will be selling this at the November 15-17th Craft Fair at Faith Lutheran in Collierville. Come and see me!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Halloween Frame

I have always wanted to make one of these 8 x 10 frames. I spent about 5 hours designing each
2 x 2 1/2 inch "square". Trying to use what I had and what is current was the tricky part. Each frame is slightly different so be sure to lay the "squares" on before you decorate them so you can trim.  I want to make a Christmas one next. Or a winter theme... the list is endless. Make several inserts that can be swapped out and give it as a gift.  I want that gift!

Sets:
googly ghouls
tricky treats
wicked cool
wonderfall

Card Stock:
whisper white
 lucky limeade
daffodil delight
basic black
pumpkin pie
chocolate chip

Ink:
black stazon
lucky limeade
daffodil delight
pumpkin pie
chocolate chip

Accessories:
pennant punch
extra large tag punch
curly label punch
owl punch
bird punch
1/2 inch circle punch
extra large oval punch
scallop oval punch
1 inch circle punch
googlie eyes
gray and black striped ribbon
dimensionals
sahara sand marker
pumpkin pie marker
basic black marker
wisteria wonder marker
polka dot parade dsp
howlstooth and scaringbone dsp

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Snow Flurry

I love the new Snow Flurry Big Shot die. For this one I used cherry cobbler and whisper white. I used a little of the cherry tulle between the two snowflakes. Then I added a large pearl to the center. Do you see the tiny dots? I filled a mister with alcohol and added some of the shimmer paint. It really adds a sparkle! It is hard to see but the white has been embossed with the snowflake embossing folder. The words are embossed in white and are from More Merry Messages. I am so ready for some snow!!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Papillon Potpourri

I heard the Papillon Potpourri is one of the most popular new stamp sets. I believe it! It is a gorgeous set. It has a matching punch called Elegant Butterfly that really makes using this set a breeze. Don't you just love Polka Dot Parade DSP? This is daffodil delight. It also comes in real red, pumkin pie, marina mist, old olive, and rich razzleberry. 
I hadn't planned to put the bottom scallop strip on but I just couldn't throw it away. I used the Large Scallop edgelit to cut it. That is a must have! I also used my Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Big Shot, scallop square punch, BoHo Blossoms punch, pearls, white satin ribbon, and the 1 inch square punch.
The word set is from Sweet Essentials. Don't forget to stamp BEFORE you run the card stock through your Big Shot.
 
Happy stamping!
Chris

Sunday, September 23, 2012

A Cherry On Top

This is one of the hostess sets called A Cherry On Top. I wish you could see the faux glass cupcake top we made out of a window sheet. It really makes this set perfect!! It is attached with a glue dot under the bow. The cherry has Dazzling Details on it. If you would like to hostess a party at my house or yours (Memphis area) you could earn this FREE set and much more. Contact me to set up a time that is good for you.



Happy stamping!
Chris

Sunday, September 16, 2012

September Scrapbooking




If you didn't come to my September scrapbooking class this is what you missed! We made all three 12 x 12 layouts for only $22. We cut the pumpkins out using the Oval Die (Big Shot). I found the school set at a garage sale for almost nothing. It is a retired Stampin' Up set from years ago. The sports wheel is also retired. We made the star points using the Perfect Pennants Die (Big Shot). I hope you can join us next month. I provide everything. You just show up!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Moving Forward

If you purchase this set Stampin' Up will donate $3 to the Ronald McDonald House. The set has many more cute stamps waiting to be used! This time I stamped the bike in black and the flowers in red Then I stamped an extra basket, cut it out, and mounted it on a dimensional.

Sets:
Moving Forward128237

Ink:
Basic Black126980
Real Red 126949

Card Stock:
Whisper White 100730
Real Red 102482

Accessories:
Big Shot 113439
Chevron Embossing Folder 127749
Real Red Narrow Ribbon 119251
Polka Dot Parade Designer Paper 126902
Scallop Edge Punch 118402

Please click here to order from my site. Your package will ship directly to you!
Thank you!
Chris

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Blooming With Kindness

Here is a simple but beautiful card to make with Blooming with Kindness.  I added some dazzling details to give it a little sparkle.  
 
Sets:
Blooming With Kindness 126422
 
 
Card Stock:
Raspberry Ripple 126842
Whisper White 100730
Pretty in Pink 100459
 
Ink:
Raspberry Ripple 126859
Pretty in Pink 126955
 
Accessories:
Dazzling Details 124117
White Taffeta ribbon 109070
 
 
Please click here to order from my site. Your package will be sent directly to you!
 
Thank you!
Chris

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Sunflower

This one turned out really pretty. In person the sunflower is a deeper color. I covered the rubber with daffodil delight ink then took a raspberry ripple marker and made several swipes along the edges of the petals. I stamped that on whisper white card stock. Next, I used the flower from Betsy's Blossoms and stamped it in soft suede. I punched out the middle then punched it using the large scallop punch. I added layers of soft suede between them.

Sets:
Sunflower 123608
Betsy's Blossoms 126006
Sweet Essentials 126457

Ink:
Daffodil Delight 126944
Chocolate Chip 100908
Old Olive 126953
Soft Suede 115657

Card Stock:
Raspberry Ripple126842
Whisper White 100730
Soft Suede 115318

Accessories:
Raspberry Ripple Marker 126856
1 3/8 circle punch 119860
1 3/4 circle punch 119850
3/4 circle punch 119873
Large Scallop Punch 118874

Please click here to order from my site. You package will be delivered directly to you.
 
Thank you!
Chris 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Summer Silhouettes

I wish you could see the pretty sparkles on the flowers. I added dazzling details to the pink ones. The colors on this card are beautiful. You can't go wrong with pink, green, and yellow. I just noticed I forgot the rhinestone on the butterfly. Oops! It really does add more sparkle.

Sets:
Summer Silhouettes 126447
Sweet Essentials 126457

Card Stock:
Melon Mambo  115320
Daffodil Delight 119683
Whisper White 100730

Ink:
Melon Mambo 126948
Daffodil Delight 126944
Lucky Limeade 122935

Accessories:
Dazzling Details: 124117
Melon Mambo Dotted Ribbon 122985
Rhinestones 119246
scallop punch 119882

Click here to order from my site. It will be delivered to your home.
 
Thank you!
Chris

Monday, September 3, 2012

Gently Falling


I am so ready for fall! Memphis has been sizzling for months. This triple layer is really HOT right now. It is so easy. Just cut your three white layers, stack them on top of each other, and stamp. It is okay the the edges doesn't quite stamp because you are going to cover them up with colored layers. I actually used a bit of SNAIL (adhesive) on the back of each layer to hold them still while I stamped. I would suggest starting from the center and stamping out. Better yet, come to my house Sept. 15th and I will show you how to make this card. Class runs from noon until about 4:30 with ladies coming and going all afternoon.
I cut the white layers at 4 x 5 1/4, 3 x 4, 1 3/4 x2 3/4. The green layers are 1/4 inch larger. You can cut them to any size starting with the normal base of 4 1/4 x 5  1/2.
 
Sets:
Gently Falling 123804
Petite Pairs 122497
 
Ink:
Early Espresso 119670
Gumball Green 126661
Raspberry Ripple 126859
Wisteria Wonder 122936
Summer Starfruit 126991
 
Card Stock:
Gumball Green 126861
Whisper White 100730
 
Accessories:
Gumball Green satin stitched ribbon 126848
 
be delivered to your house.
 
Thanks you!
Chris
 
 
 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Take Care

Are you looking for a sweet simple set? Take Care is it! For this card I used very vanilla, tempting turquoise, and early espresso card stock. I used markers on the rubber (chocolate chip and old olive) for the branch. I stamped the nest on a vanilla scrap in soft suede, used a chocolate chip marker to highlight some of the twigs, and colored the leaves with an old olive marker. Then I sponged over the nest lightly with soft suede and cut it out. The eggs are embossed in tempting turquoise so they are shiny. I cut them out of course. The nest is mounted on the branch with a dimensional, the eggs are alos mounted on a dimensional. I sponged around the vanilla edge with olive and tied a piece of linen thread in with the olive ribbon. Blessings is stamped in chocolate chip.

Wouldn't this branch look cute with an owl on it? So many possibilities!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Bat Boxes


How to make these cute bat boxes using stampin up big shot dies -- milk carton and penant die cuts really cute and esty
Oh the things you find on Pinterest!! I can't wait to make these! You will need a Big Shot, the milk carton die, and the pennant die to get started.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Candy Corn

Punch art candy corn

How is this for a cool idea? I love punches. They have so many uses. Hey, you could even use this one for a star!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Elements of Style

If you like Melon Mambo this is the card for you! All I did was emboss the flowers from Elements of Style and the words from Blessing From Heaven in white. I added strips from the ribbon punch and some white ribbon. The center is actually a separate piece so I could slip the ribbon ends under it. The little butterflies are from the Beautiful Wings Embosslit die and my Big Shot. I added a small rhinestone for some sparkle. Pretty card!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Join Today!


No trick—just treats when you join Stampin’ Up!® in August!





Isn't this just adorable? August 1-31st join my team and you will receive a FREE Howl-o-ween Printer’s Tray project kit! This boo-tiful kit contains all the bits and pieces to create a super spooky Halloween decoration.

Not only do you get $125 worth of products for just $99 in our new totally customizable Starter Kit, you also get this great project. It comes with materials to make it a Halloween design, but you can easily change it up for every holiday!
The tray was custom made for this project and is not available in any store.
I would love to have you on my team. Join today!









Fabulous Florets

Super easy! I used Fabulous Florets and my Big Shot to create this pretty card. The flower is actually cut out and mounted with a dimensional. The wisteria scallop circle is also mounted with dimensionals. The words are from Loving Thoughts. The colors are Whisper white, Wisteria Wonder, and Lucky Limeade.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Blooming With Kindness

This is one of my favorite cards ever! I wish I could get the camera to capture its true brilliance. Pool Party is the perfect color for this flower. I used a set called Blooming With Kindness. First, I covered the stamp with pool party using the pad. Then I took markers in baja breeze, tempting turquoise, and pacific point and scribbled the color on over the pool party ink. The more color you scribble on the prettier the effect. I stamped this on a whisper white scrap then use the new Floral Frames Framelits and my Big Shot to cut out the layers. I stamped an extra middle to cut out which I mounted on a pool party circle that I punched out. I used the Fan Folder embossing folder to add texture to the background and the flowers. Be sure to stamp your saying BEFORE you run the background through the Big Shot. I stamped mine in Pacific point. The bow is Pool Party Ruffled ribbon held on with a glue dot. There is large pearl in the center. This stamp set is wonderful!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Raining Flowers

I love to layer using dimensionals between the layers. It really makes flowers look so much nicer when you add dimension to them. I used Raining Flowers to make this card. Of course, I used a few punches, my Big Shot, and the dotted embossing folder, too. I love the large pearls for flower centers.

Birthday Layout

I made this birthday layout using Some retired DSP called East Coast Prep and a retired wheel called Cupcakes. Add a few current punches, bright paper, red strip bakers twine, and an alphabet set and look what happens! It is amazing how a little strip of Designer Paper will add so much to your layout. This is one of many layouts we have made at my scrapbooking classes. Come on over and join us!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Snow Flurry Cookie Jar

A new snowflake die!!!!!! Of course that was the first thing I ordered from the new Holiday mini. This one doesn't have a thousand tiny little pieces that need to poked out, either, lol! Since you could see through the jar I used white vinyl for the snowflakes. I was also afraid paper ones would get torn to easily by little fingers. Then I punched silver circles out of our glimmer paper for the centers of the flakes. I used dimensionals to raise them up. There is one flake on the handle made the same way. The practical side of me said this wouldn't have to be just Christmas if it weren't for the red and green ribbon. So..... I tied the 7 inch ribbons onto a ponytail holder and wrapped it around the handle. I can make an all white one for January!  I found the jar at Target. It has been in my closet for over a year waiting to be decorated. Fill this with carmel corn, cookies, candy, etc. and give it as a gift. Cute!!!

You can start ordering from the Stampin' Up! Holiday mini August 1st. Of course if you want to sign up as demonstrator you can get it now. A great starter kit can be yours for only $99. I would love to help you sign up. Contact me and get started today!


Sets:
none

Paper:
white vinyl (craft store)

Ink:
none

Accessories:
Snow Flurry Die   127813
Big Shot   113439
Silver Glimmer Paper   124005
1/2 inch circle die   119869
3/4 inch circle die   119873
1 inch circle die   119868
dimensionals   104430
White Organza Ribbon   114319
Cherry Cobbler Scallop Dots Ribbon   124138
Old Olive Narrow Taffeta Ribbon   119256
Jar (Target)
Ponytail Holder


Click here to order from my site.
Thank you!
Chris


Friday, July 27, 2012

Papillon Potpourri

These are 21/2 inch magnetic frames I bought for 25 cents each years ago on clearance at Target. They had some horrible Dine In picture on them. I made my own picture using Papillon Potpourri and Blooming With Kindness. Instead of putting back in the glass I used Crystal Effects on the butterfly and Dazzling Details on the flower. I bent the butterfly wings up and used Multipurpose glue to hold it on. I love our Cello Bags for packaging.

To color the flower, use the Pool Party stamp pad to cover your stamp. Turn it over and use markers to scribble on color in Baja,  Turquoise, and Pacific Point. Really, just scribble it on. The more marker the bolder the flower. I scribbled Dazzling Details over the stamped imagine using just enough to make it sparkle.

To make the butterfly, stamp it with Black Stazon then use markers to color it. I used Chocolate Chip for the body, Turquoise next to the body, Pumpkin Pie around the edges and Turquoise, then filled in with Daffodil. I covered it with Crystal Effects, let it dry for about an hour, then punched it out. The Crystal Effects swirls the colors together as it dries.


Sets:
Papillon Potpourri   123759
Blooming With Kindness   126422

Paper:
Whisper White   100730

Ink:
Black Stazon   101406
Pool Party   126982

Accessories:
Chocolate Chip Marker   119703
Tempting Turquoise Marker   119702
Daffodil Delight Marker   119677
Pumpkin Pie Marker   105115
Baja Breeze Marker  119700
Pacific Point Marker   119702
Crystal Effects   101055
Multipurpose Liquid Glue   110755
Elegant Butterfly Punch   127529



Click here to order from my site.
Thank you!
Chris

Scrapbooking





I love scrapbooking. I have albums full of wonderful pages. Too bad they don't have pictures on them. Someday I will get around to that, lol! These are two out of the three layouts you could have made if you came to my last scrapbooking class.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Summer Silhouettes

I think this has become my new favorite set. It is easy to use and fast. You need it!! This time I teamed it with the Paper Doily die. I only popped out the pieces you could see so it didn't take me long at all to pop out all the pieces on the doily. Use a bamboo scewer and they pop right out.

Elements of Style

I found seven of these paperweights in my craft closet. I bought them two years ago at Hobby Lobby. They had Eagles and Proud To Be American on them. I bought them for 90% off and paid a whopping 99 cents! Can you believe that the 3 inch circle die for the Big Shot which I just got yesterday was the perfect size for the center? The 31/2 circle die was perfect for the felt backing. I have never used my Big Shot for anything but paper. Wow! It cut that felt perfectly. Now I can't wait to see what else it cuts. I am sure there is something in my closet that needs to be cut! I have decided that I am going to set up at a few local craft fairs to attract a few more stampers. This is one of many things I will have for sale. I made a masculine paperweight using Uncharted Territory which is retired. What is in your closet??

Sets:
Elements of Style   120045
Blessings From Heaven 123052

Paper:
Whisper White 100730

Ink:
Black Stazon   101406

Accessories:
Markers in  Certainly Celery  105106 
                    Garden Green   119701
                    Pretty in Pink   100045
                    Regal Rose   119702
                    Sahara Sand   119703
Multipurpose Glue   110755


Click here to order from my site.
Thank you!
Chris
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