Thursday, December 30, 2010

Filled With Love Scrapbooking Layout

This is the third layout for my class on Jan.7th. We will be making this wonderful Valentine's Day layout using the new Filled With Love bundle paper and stamp set. We will also be using the new red glitter paper which I am in love with. If you want to make this page along with the snowman layout and the yellow lattice layout just let me know you are coming so I can have your paper cut and ready for you. The class is at 6:30 on the 7th at my house. It is $20 to make the three 12x12 layouts. New scrapbookers are always welcome.

Valentine Defined Cards

I made these two cards using Valentine Defined. I love the little stretch of hearts. I stamped them in real red then colored over a few of them in pretty in pink. The top one has some punched hearts using the triple heart punch. I put a little crystal effects on the heart on the bottom card to make it pop. I cannot live without my Big Shot. I used the dotted folder and the new framed tulip folder for these cards. I also used Teeny Tiny Wishes, the scallop oval punch, and the two smallest oval punches. Of course I had to add ribbon. I just realized I did not use any rhinestones or pearls. I must be getting sick, lol!

I (Heart) Hearts Valentine's Card

I am tired of Christmas cards. On to Valentine's! This card was inspired by Sandy Hancock at I used the new red glitter paper. Oh la la, it is fabulous!! I also used I (Heart) Hearts and Teeny Tiny Wishes. I embossed the hearts and the saying with red craft ink and clear powder.These are on 11/4 circles which are on dimensionals. I used the new Framed Tulips folder and the Big Shot. You are going to love it! The ribbon is  red satin which I used a bit of sticky strip and scrunched the ribbon on it. Tht is a fun technique.The hearts were all punched out with the triple heart punch except for the larger dotted one. I used dimensionals to hold the white tulip frame off of the white card base.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Winter Scrapbooking Layout

I did not quite use all Stamping Up products for this layout. My scrapbookers don't care. They just want to make pages! I have an old snowflake punch the makes small flakes. I used a snowman stamp that I had- you could use Frosty but we used him last year in a class. The tree is from Season of Friendship stamped in early espresso. The wind is the swirly Big Shot die. The snow is torn paper that I sponged with bashful blue. I love the snowman's hat, scarf,  and gloves. They are colored with real red and daffodil delight and popped up with dimensionals. The flakes and the wind are bashful blue. This is another January 7th class layout.

Big Shot Lattice Scrapbooking Layout

These are the scrapbook pages using the same colors as the card I just posted, whisper white and daffodil delight. We are going to make these pages for part of my Jan. 7th scrapbooking class. It takes seven of the lattice cutouts to do both pages. The flower at the top is made from the leftover pieces from the lattice. There are tiny yellow flowers across the lattice that are hard to see here. I used the same punching technique as the card below to make the white centers.  Let me know if you would like to attend the class. We make three double page layouts for $20.

Big Shot Lattice Card

I think this is one we will be making at my January workshop. I am loving the lattice die for the Big Shot. I also used the dotted embossing folder, the scallop punch, the medium oval punch, and the flower from the itty bitty shapes punch set. The ribbon is daffodil 1/8 taffeta. Get Well Wishes comes from Teeny Tiny Wishes. To get the center of the flowers I punched a 1/8 hole in the daffodil paper then I punched the flower shape around it. Pearls look great but I am trying to design for about 15 stampers. Five pearls each is a bit expensive and besides, I am teaching them something different!

Bird Punch Card

When I first saw the bird punch this is what I saw... two birds kissing! This card is whisper white, real red, and a touch of certainly celery. I used the scallop punch for the side lace. The side red pieces are actually the throw away pieces from the scallop punch. I hate to throw good paper away. The heart is the circle scallop Big Shot heart that I also ran through the Big Shot using the dotted folder. The words are from a retired set, sorry.

Big Shot Daisy Card

I think I should have asked Santa for a new camera. The card pictures just don't show the true colors. This one is truly gorgeous in person. The base is whisper white and run through the Big Shot using the dotted folder about half way up . I tied the ribbon around the card, added two celery leaves using the little leaves die,  and two flowers from the daisy die. I used a blue circle brad in the center of the flowers. I used Curvy Verses and black stazon for the words.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Inspired By Nature

Inspired by nature is such a wonderful set.
It makes a beautiful card for any occasion. This time I paired chocolate chip with so saffron and old olive. I used the markers on the rubber technique where you color on the stamp with markers, huff, then stamp it on the paper. Next, I stamped the grass over the top of the flowers after I stamped off some of the color. I used narrow grosgrain ribbon in olive and the scallop punch to finish out the card.

Beautiful Wings

I hope Santa brought you a Big Shot. I can't believe that when it first came out in the Stampin' Up! catalog  I said I didn't want it. I love everything it does. This time I used the dotted embossing folder, the beautiful wings embosslits die, and the scallop rectangle clearlits die. This was simple card to make using whisper white, pretty in pink, certainly celery, and bashful blue. Thinking of you came from Curly Cute. Don't forget to stamp before you run the paper through your Big Shot.

Snowflake Card

Are you tired of Christmas cards yet? This will be one of the last, for now. My goal for 2011 is to have all my cards for next year created before October. The tree is going up the day after Halloween, too. This card was done with whisper white and pacific point. I used the Big Shot and the large snowflake, my new snowflake punch which is so much easier to punch than the old model, and a smaller punch I just happened to have. I also used the snowflake embossing folder which I am almost sure will be a carry over from the mini. The glimmer brads are so wonderful. This time I used a glimmer basic in silver to go with the rhinestones that I adore. Quick and easy! This would make a great thank you card, too. I stamped the words in basic grey. I love the softness of it. It is becoming my new favorite color.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Big On Christmas Scrapbooking Layout

I wish you could see how the large rhinestones add sparkle to the snowflakes. They make a nice layout spectacular! I popped up the tree with a dimensional and added three tiny rhinestones to it. The snowflakes are from the new Northern Frost Big Shot die. They are wonderful! I used real red, whisper white, and green galore which I bought a few spare packs of just for Christmas. Why did they have to retire such great color?We are making this layout Friday night at our scrapbooking class. Come and join us. You will make three double page layouts for $20. The other two are already posted (turkey and ornament layout). I will be glad to make up a kit for you if you can't make it. Feel free to contact me for details.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Freeze Dried Snowballs/ Punch Pals

Give a gift of freeze dried snowballs! Okay, so they are really tic tacs. Since it doesn't snow much in Memphis I have to improvise! This is so easy to make. Cut the cover out of Bashful blue to cover the box. Stamp the snowman on Whisper White with black ink. Color in his nose with a Tangerine Tango marker, and the leaves and berries with red and green markers. Add the ribbon between the two layers- make it long enough to tie around the box. Punch out the bottom circle through both layers so you can see the candy. You can add a sign inside that says Freeze Dried Snowballs to cover up the candy label if you want to.

Sparkly and Bright Christmas Ornament

This Christmas ornament is for a Mommy and Me class I am doing. I bought some glass balls, silver shred, and  pretty hangers. The kids are going to stuff some shred into the ornament and add a bit of dazzling diamond glitter. Then they will tie on some ribbon (white, old olive, silver, and retired red polka dot). They will stamp the reindeer from Sparky and Bright in Chocolate Chip and punch him out. Then they will add a Fire Circle brad for his nose. This will get taped onto a large punched real red Tag. The Glitter Glass is silver and holds on easily with mono glue. The tag has a small hole and is attached to one of the silver ribbons. The hangers are from Hobby Lobby- they are very pretty with beads and swirls.

Tags Til Christmas Treat Box

After I cut out the Big Shot Treat Box I ran it through the Big Shot three more times using the Northern Flurry embossing folder. The folder cannot be overlapping an already embossed snowflake or it will flatten the flake. Guess how I figured that out! Next, I assembled the box. Then I stamped the ornament from Tags Til Christmas in Marina Mist and punched it out using the ornament punch. I added a rhinestone and a knot of ribbon to the ornament using a glue dot. This is held on with two dimensionals. I put some candy in a medium cello bag and tied it with more ribbon. I punched a small snowflake from the Northern Frost die and Marina Mist cardstock. It is held on with a glue dot.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Christmas Scrapbooking Layout/ Delightful Decorations

I wanted to make a Christmas card using Lovely As a Tree ever since I saw people using the pine tree as a branch for the ornaments. Great idea! I used the new Tasteful Trim die and the Big Shot to cut the vanilla trim. Then I punched some 1/2 cherry circles to add a bit of color. The base is cherry cobbler with paper from the Jolly Holiday DSP. The ornaments are from Delightful Decorations and Tags Til Christmas. Each one is punched with the ornament punch and decorated with a rhinestone jewel. I used dimensionals to pop them up. The green is old olive. I used some old silver string to hang the ornaments. The ribbon is 1/4 grosgrain in olive and vanilla. 2010 is cut from an alphabet set and the Big Shot.

My next scrapbooking class is Dec. 3rd at 7:00. We are making this and the turkey page from an earlier post. We make three double page layouts for $20. Come and join us! If you can't make it but want the kit just let me know.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Christmas Tag Class

Christmas Tag Class

my house in Collierville
Sunday, Nov. 21

Please RSVP so I can have a kit ready for you. No experience required. All are welcome.

These tags can be used on bags, boxes, treats, cards, and scrapbook pages. Come and let me show you how easy it is to recreate them. Light snacks and drinks will be provided.

Big On Christmas

Oh smart me! This tag is part of my tag class coming up this weekend. I want to show the ladies how they can use the tags on a scrapbook pages or turn them into cards. I used Big On Christmas, stamped the tree again, cut it out, and used a dimensional to pop it up on the other tree. I used celery and red markers to color as well as celery and red card stock. All images were stamped with black stazon first. I added 3 small rhinestones to the top tree. I used white wide grosgrain ribbon and tied it with the narrow red ribbon. For the card base I ran real red cs through the Big Shot using the Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder. I cut that down and attached it to a piece of certainly celery cs. Then I used a white gel pen and colored over the dots on the embossing. That took a few minutes but is well worth the effect. The tag is held on the card with the old slit punch. That was it can be taken off and used as a tag or on a scrapbook page by the next person! Clever... too bad we don't sell that punch anynore.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

French Foliage

I used French Foliage and Sincere Salutations to make this card. The colors are elegant eggplant, more mustard, very vanilla, garden green, and cherry cobbler. The inside has an insert of leaves stamped at the bottom on vanilla because it is so hard to write on dark colors. The saying is attached with dimensionals.

Lovely as a Tree

This card turned out beautiful and is pretty easy to make. I ran the white base through the Big Shot using the dotted embossing folder. Then I ran another piece of white through using the scallop oval die. On the center part of the oval I stamped 3 trees in garden green. Then I made a hill mask out of paper, laid it over the trees, then stamped four more trees. That made the snowy look. I used a dauber and bashful blue ink to add the sky. That makes the snow really pop. I add the holes to the scallop ring and used a glimmer brad from the basic pack to add the punched snowflake. I attached the scalloped ring using dimensionals. Then I set the stamped middle part in (exact fit) with tape. Very Merry came from Short and Sweet. It is stamped and sponged in garden green and mounted on a red scalloped oval. One of my stampers told me to add some sparkle to the trees. That would be perfect!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Contempo Christmas

Here is quick card. Isn't that really what must of us are looking for for our hand stamped cards? Sure we would love to spend hours on each card but then reality hits. Run some real red card stock through the Big Shot using the lattice folder. Then tape a piece of red striped ribbon on it and crimp it tight with a circle brad from the fire set. Mount that on vanilla. Mount that on an old olive base. Stamp the tree using an olive and red marker, and the saying (black) from Contempo Christmas on vanilla.  Color the star with a daffodil marker after it is stamped. Attach this to olive then to the rest of the card. You can add a few rhinestones to the tree if you want to.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Punch Art Turkey Scrapbook Layout


This is one of the layouts we are doing for the Dec. 3 scrapbooking class at 7:00. We will do three double page layouts for $20. This turkey is so fun to make using Stampin' Up punches. Come on over and scrap with us! Let me know ifyou are planning on coming so I can have a kit ready for you.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Bird Punch Poinsettia Card

Thinking out of the box! I love our punches because they can be used for so much more than the original design intent. This poinsettia can be made out of the bird punch. I punched 7 birds in real red and seven in garden green. I also punched a 5 petal flower out of red. Next, I sponged the edges in chocolate chip classic ink. I layered everything together and attached the flower with a glitter brad from the basics collection. I added a bit of dimension to the flower by scoring the centers of the petals and bending them slightly upward before I added it to the bird layers. I layered  red and white cardstock which I also sponged with chocolate chip. The words come fromSeasonal Sentiments. This is a beautiful card!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Sweet Snowglobe

You wouldn't believe how quickly this card goes together! Fold your red base, emboss a piece of white cardstock using your Big Shot and the snowflake embossing folder, then scallop the edge of it. Tie a red satin ribbon around it and punch a 13/4 circle in the corner. Stamp the snowglobe from
Sweet Snowglobe in bashful blue then again in real red and yet again in wasabi. Cut out the house and the trees and attach them to the blue. Tear a tiny white scrap and add at the bottom for snow. Fill a sweet treat cup with a little glitter and place it in the punched hole. Use the tape on the cup to attach the blue piece. Attach this the base. Add a few rhinestones. The Merry Christmas is from Christmas Greetings and is stamped in black. Cut the base out of the red stamped piece and attach it. Done! We sell the envelopes to mail this but it really better to hand deliver this pretty shaker card.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Big Shot Punch Art Santa Card

Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa is in Memphis! He was very easy to create. I embossed some white card stock using my Big Shot and the Petals-A-Plenty embossing folder. I cut it up for the beard and hat trim using an oval shape for a  pattern. Then I used the large oval punch for the mustache trimming the ends to a point. The card base is real red. His face, nose, and mouth are blushing bride sponged with pretty in pink. I used a dauber in pink to add his cheeks. His eyes are the 1/2 circle punch with white gel pen marks. I cut up a green glitter pick I found at Micheal's and added a red glitter brad from the bright pack. I feel another class coming on! This punch art stuff is fun!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Punch Art Turkey

I found the directions for this guy on a stamping site called Paper Punch Addiction. The lady does absolutley spectacular punch art work. Many of her directions are free, some you have to buy. I am having a class Saturday, Nov. 6th from 2:00-3:30 where you can make three of these wonderful cards for $10. If you live in the Memphis area please come and join us! Making things using paper punches is really fun. I wish you could see the colors better. His feathers a a dark red called riding hood red. His body is made from soft suede and chocolate chip. Email or call me if you would like to join us so I can have a kit ready for you.

Serene Snowflakes/Christmas Greeting

Another quick and easy Christmas card! This time I used Night of navy for the background. I never think to use that color. Pretty! I embossed the snowflakes with white craft ink and white embossing powder on a smaller piece of navy. I used the lace punch to add white around both edges. I embossed Merry Christmas from Christmas Greetings and then tied on a organza ribbon. A few rhinestones really makes this card sparkle. For the inside I stamped a few snowflakes on white with night of navy classic ink. I stamped the verse from Christmas Greetings slightly above the middle. This makes it easy to write on if you don't have a white gel pen handy.

Dasher/ Priceless

I made this using Dasher, Pricless, and Heard From the Heart. I stamped everything on white using cherry cobbler classic ink. Then I added three cherry brads from regal brads using the mat pack and poker. I covered Dasher with crystal effects and added some rhinestones to his horns. Quick and easy. I may using him for a stamp-a-stack class. Cherry cobbler is a beautiful color!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Autumn Harvest

This one was fun to make. First we stamped the pumpkins with black stazon on glossy white cardstock. Then we used a white SU crayon and drew around some of the black so it would resist some of the color and create shading. Then we used ink and daubers to swirl the color on. Then we cut that piece into three and attached them to the black cardstock. This was all attached to olive cardstock. The words are from an old set. We used three black brads.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Big Bold Cupcakes

For this cute birthday card I used the Big Shot and The Big Bold Cupcakes dies. I used the solid stripe stamp with chocolate chip ink on chocolate chip cardstock for the bottoms. The tops and hearts are made from regal rose and certainly celery cardstock. I covered the tops and hearts with versamark then dipped them in iredescent ice. I heat embossed them all. The words are form A Word For You stamped with chocolate chip ink. I added a scrunched celery ribbon with glue dots at the bottom, topped with a brights button which was tied with a piece of linen thread. The white cardstock is cut 1/4 smaller all the way around and taped onto a regal rose backing.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Two Tags Halloween Treat

This started out as a simple treat holder but I kept adding one more thing. Typical! I used pumpkin pie cardstock with the Big Shot and the Two Tags die. I made an extra score line from the flat edge at 21/8. Then I stamped the words from Seasonal sentiments (mini) and colored them in with a tangerine tango marker. Then I ran that through the Big Shot using the spider web embossing folder. I punched the moon out of daffodil delight and sponged around the edge with pumpkin pie. This is held on with a dimensional. Then I punched a black bat and used the white gel pen for the eyes. He is also held on using a dimensional. I tied a narrow black grosgrain ribbon at the top. The candy bar was tricky- you have to use a flat one. This is a crunch bar.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Every Moment

The camera could not quite the beauty of this card. I think we will be making this one for our October 16th class. I stamped the woodgrain background stamp on chocolate chip with chocolate chip ink. Then I stamped the flower from Every Moment using the masking technique with black stazon. The words are from Word Play, also stamped with black stazon. I used a blender pen and the razzleberry ink pad to color in the flower petals. I used an olive marker for the stems and a daffodil marker for the centers. I punched old olive paper with the border punch and added it to the top and bottom. Then I spritzed the whole thing using a bashful blue marker. After I mounted this I added three gold brads. Then I put crystal effects over the daffodil centers. Wow... beautiful!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Baby Steps Dresser

This adorable baby card was inspired by Jackie Topa at Addicted To Stamping. She has a video that show you where to cut and score. She calls it the Side Step Dresser.  I used white and pretty in pink cardstock, subtles DSP, silver brads and the mat pack, the curly label punch, the medium oval punch, the scallop oval punch, the pinking hearts border punch, Teeny Wishes, Baby Steps, 3/8 pink taffeta ribbon, dimensionals, pretty in pink classic ink, and black stazon.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

House of Haunts Candy Holder

Look at the clouds in the background. I made a template by cutting a large scalloped shape across a piece if white cardstock. I started at the bottom of the white cardstock for the house and sponged over the template moving it around in different places using eggplant envy. Then I embossed the house from House of Haunts over the clouds with black. It really is a neat effect. The bat is punched out of black, pressed into the versamark pad, then embossed with iridescent ice. The words are from Tenny Tiny Wishes and punched out with the word window punch. I wheeled all over the pumpkin pie cardstock using the bat wheel. I used the top of a scalloped bag on the inside as a pocket to hold a piece of candy (the bags are in the new mini). There is a black brad on the front just under the house which hold down the front flap down.

Vampire Pillow Box

Want a bite? I had to pull out some Almost Amethyst to make this cute pillow box guy. After I cut and assemble the box I sponged around the edges with black ink.I made the hair with some black cardstock and a 1 3/8 cirlce punch. The eyelids are a small oval punched out, cut in half, then sponged with black ink. The eyes are punched from the 1/2 and 1/4 cirlce punches. The nose is 1/2 circle sponged with black. I used a piece of the discarded black circle punch from the hair to trace around to make the mouth using a black marker. His fangs are tips from the large star punch. He has candy inside.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Frankenstein Top Note Treat Box

Isn't he adorable? The top of the handle has Friend. Good. from Smarty Pants embossed in white on it. Very cute!! I cut 2 top notes out of old olive using the Big Shot. I sponged black around the edges. His hair was made from a piece of a black top note and styled to a nice bang length. His lids were punched from a medium oval punch and his nose was punched from the tab punch. Cut them both in half and sponge black around them, too. His eyes were punched from the 3/4 and  1/2 circle punches. I used the top of the ornament punch to make the spikes on his neck. Then I hand drew the scar and his mouth with a black marker. He will have a cello bag of candy sticking out of the top.

Pumpkin Poop Treat Box

 Give the gift of pumpkin poop! This basket was made with a 4x4 piece of pumpkin pie cardstock scored at 1 inch on two sides and 11/2 on the other two dies (assemble the box). Cut a 8 inch handle using the scallop ribbon punch, attach it to the inside of the box using red sticky tape. Punch out 5 medium ovals, sponge the edges with tangerine tango then lightly with chocolate chip. Layer them together like a pumpkin. Use the face from Autumn Harvest with black stazon. Cut a chocolate chip stem with the word window punch and some celery leaves with the little leaves die and your Big Shot. I cut them apart to get them around the stem. Attach them to the back of the pumpkin. Fill a small cello bag with candy corn and tie it off with some celery ribbon. Put it in the box. The poem was printed on the computer, cut out, then mounted on a piece of celery cardstock. It says, I started to carve a pumpkin With my carving knife and scoop. But the pumpkin got so scared, He took a little poop!

Batty For You Sucker Treat

This little treat is quick and easy. All you need is a 51/2 x 21/2 piece of cardstock scored at 5/8, 7/8, 3, and 31/2. Stamp it with the spider web from Wicked Cool with black stazon. Sponge around all edges with classic black ink. Stamp two spiders from Batty For You. Punch out one of the spiders out using a 1 inch cirlce punch, sponge the edge with razzleberry, then use a dimensional to attach it on top of the other spider. Add this to a 11/4 razzleberry circle. Add this to a black scallop circle. Use another dimensional to add this to the jacket. Use a 1/8 circle punch to add a hole for the stick (wiggle it in to get it to fit). Tie a razzleberry bow around the stick. Add some wiggle eyes for fun!

Monday, September 20, 2010


This little purse was easy to make using the BIG SHOT, WHISPER WHITE CARD STOCK, the Top Note DIE (3 of them), the MANHATTAN EMBOSSING FOLDER,  the BEAUTIFUL WINGS EMBOSSLITS DIE, BASIC PEARLS JEWELS, and ORGANZA RIBBON. The note cards are 3x3 to go with our MINI ENVELOPES.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

House of Haunts Treat Box

This Big Shot treat box (cut out of 12x12 black) was fun to make. I cut a piece of rich razzleberry cardstock, wheeled it with the jumbo bat wheel in black, then crimped it to fit around the box. I added a black handle with razzleberry brads. I cut and corner rounded a piece of old olive cardstock, and embossed the words in black on it. I sponged around the edges in black, too. I punched a large black scallop circle and used dimensionals to attach it above the words. For the moon I embossed the tree from House of Haunts on more mustard, punched it with the large circle punch,  and sponged the edges in black The shine really makes the tree pop. I filled a large cello bag with candy and tied a razzleberry ribbon around it. Now I have to put it on a locked cabinet so I don't eat the candy!

Stationary Box

New Class: Saturday, Oct. 2nd at 1:00
My House (Collierville, TN)
Cost: $20.00
RSVP by Sept. 24th
Newbies Welcome!
Class includes all supplies to make the box, 2 cards. 2 mini cards, 2 tags. and a pen
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