Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Christmas Pencil Holder (instructions)

I've been asked to post the INSTRUCTIONS:

1. I cut my 8-1/2" x 11 cardsock in half.
2. Scored it the short side using my Scor-Pal at 1-1/2" and 3-6/8"
3. I used the Bold Snowflakes Wheel. Now is the time to decorate...

4. Put Sticky Strip on the inside "see picture"

5. I used Tombow Multi liquid glue on outside flap to close
6. Run the bottom with the Crimper
7. Center the top of the holder in the 1-3/8" Circle Punch
8. Tie ribbon or decorate as desired

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Purse in a BOX (Gift Set)

Here is one of many "Purse in a Box Gift Sets" that I made and I'll be packaging them to sell at the Extreme Home Party that I'm doing in November.

Thanks for stopping by, I'll be back to add Supply List tomorrow.

Have a good one!

One more Quick one tonight

Nikki and I decided that since Franki was so cute and popular we needed to come up with a Snowman and a Santa to make for Christmas. Here is what I came up with; what do you think? I have not finished it just came up with this prototype to start with.

Santa say's HO! HO! HO1 thanks for stopping in!

Christmas Pencil Holders

I received an email the other day stating, "Congratulations, you have been selected to participate as a vendor in the Fall 2008 Extreme Home Party, to be held on Saturday November 22nd at Turfway Park". I have to give a big thank you to my fellow demonstrator Jackie, she was not able to apply for consideration due to an other commitment, so she passed the change on to me. Big THANKS to Jackie.

Nikki (my inspirational downline) and I are going to embark on this journey. We are going to be stamping and creating items to show and sell along with items that we already have to get our names out into the community. This event is awesome, you have to see it to believe it. I attended it 2 years ago with one of my close friends and I spent many hours browsing and got lots of Christmas Shopping done.

Over the next few weeks I'll be posting items that I'm making to show case Stampin' Up! and how versatile all of our products are to reach the creativity in everyone.

The first thing I worked on were the Pencil Holders, I have to confess I have never made these before I came up with my own pattern and way to do it. I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed making them. They are so easy and cute......
Here is a little close up of the tags that I attached to them.

Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome day or evening, leave a comment let me know what you think.

P.S. I forgot to leave a Supply List:

Stamp Set: Deer Friends Level 2 Hostess set
Inks: Basic Black, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie Markers and Classic Ink Pad Kiwi Kiss along with Vanilla Craft Pad
Card Stock: Kraft Paper (cut in half and you get two out of one sheet, Riding Hood Red, Black, Kiwi Kiss and Whisper White.
Accessories: Riding Hood Red & Kiwi Kiss Striped Ribbon, Gold and Silver Elastic Cord, 1", 1-1/4", 1-3/8" Circle Punches and Scallop Circle Punch, Dimensionals and paper snips. And one of my favorite Wheels Bold Snowflakes.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Making a LIST Checking it Twice!

O.K. I'm a little early with Christmas, however you have to get behind the 8 ball so that Christmas want catch you unprepared. So looking through my stuff from last year for inspiration I found this. It's made with a 4x4 coaster covered with SU designer series paper. (retired paper) Just a little inspiration to start your day. I'm off to work catch you later.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

November Card Kit of the MONTH

Featured Set: True Friend
Featured Accessory: Clips Assortment

You’ll receive the supplies to create SIX of EACH design – so you will receive all of the consumable supplies that you need to create 12 cards total. You will also receive 2 additional full color samples of “alternative” cards that you can make with the combined contents of the kit! In addition, you’ll receive detailed, step by step instructions on how to complete each of the 4 designs. This month’s card kit items are listed below, and the price of the Card Kit is $15.

Orders for the Card Kits must be received by November 15th. You will receive your kits by the end of the month.

Special Offer for November! Purchase the Card Kit and receive the Coordinating Set, “True Friend” and the Featured Accessory, “Clips Assortment” at 20% off!

The Card Kit ($15) Includes:

6 Pieces of 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" Really Rust Cardstock
6 Pieces of 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" Always Artichoke Cardstock
6 Pieces of 2-1/4" x 5-1/2" More Mustard Cardstock
6 Pieces of 1-3/4" x 3" Chocolate Chip Cardstock
6 Pieces of 1-1/2" x 2-3/4" Very Vanilla Cardstock
6 Pieces of 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" Chocolate Chip Cardstock
6 Pieces of 2-1/4" x 2-1/4" Very Vanilla Cardstock
6 Pieces of 5-1/2" x 1-1/2" Juntos Designer Series Paper
6 Pieces of 5-1/2" x 2" Juntos Designer Series Paper
6 - 6 1/2" Pieces Chocolate Chip Wide Grosgrain Ribbon
6 - 3" Pieces More Mustard Narrow Grosgrain Ribbon
18 - Silver Brads
12 - Very Vanilla Envelopes
Step by Step Instructions to complete 4 different card designs using the kit pieces

Add-On Products:

Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker ($3.95)
Really Rust Stampin' Write Marker ($3.95)
More Mustard Stampin' Write Marker ($3.95)
Always Artichoke Stampin' Write Marker ($3.95)

Always Artichoke Classic Inkpad ($5.25)
Really Rust Classic Inkpad ($5.25)
True Friend Stamp Set ($22.95) $18.36 with the purchase of the Card Kit
Clips Assortment ($6.95) $5.56 with the purchase of the Card Kit

Other Optional Purchases:

Crafter's Tool Kit ($39.95)
Stampin' Dimensionals ($3.95)

Please Note: I am glad to ship kits directly to you! If the kit needs to be shipped, there will be an extra $3 shipping charge.

If you would like to order Add-On Products and/or Other Optional Purchases, you'll need to send me an e-mail to or call me at 859.356.0485 so that we can get them ordered for you and the discount can be properly applied.

To purchase the November Card Kit of the Month ($15 plus $3 shipping) Click Here:

Hope your having a great Fall Day thanks for stopping by:

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Cards for my Purse in a Box.......

WOW! what a weekend Nikki and I had at our first Craft Show. Getting thing read for my first Craft Show had me making cards like crazy. I made a bunch of Purse in a Box and cards to go with them. Here are some of the cards I did for the Washington Apple DSP. I'll post more tomorrow....

Have a great day and thank for stopping by...

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Pumpkin Poop never looked so CUTE!

When I saw these little pizza box Pumpkin Poops I just had to make my version. Thanks to Melissa Stout you can check out my inspiration HERE

Thanks for stopping and have a great day!

Friday, October 17, 2008


A year or so ago I got some colored tins from the "Target $ Spot" and made some Kid Card Kits. I got them out of my closet and updated them for the Craft Show I did the past Saturday. Added some new cards and crayons along with the original note pad and ink pen.

Have a great day and thank for stopping by...

Monday, October 13, 2008

Mr and Mrs Frankenstein.......Candy Boxes!

WOW! These were so much fun to make thanks to Cambria Turnbow check out her Blog HERE I had help Meghan and her friend Brook put them together over the weekend. I'm going to sell them at my first Craft Show on Saturday. All we need to do is put our bows on the Mrs. and add the candy.

Here's a picture of them all lined up. I made some other Frankenstein boxes in green too. These were the best and again so much fun.

Have a great day now go and make some yourself.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Purse In a BOX.....

Here's a picture of just the purse. You can add a closure to it like Andrea did or add the straps like I did. This uses only one single sheet of 12x12 designer paper. Again this was designed by Andrea Walford you can see her tutorial HERE.

Thanks for stopping by:

Embrace Life.

This is the final card of the set they don't get any quicker or simpler than this. Scraps of DSP add and image and a little ribbon...


Stamp Set: Embrace Life
Inks: Certainly Celery & Blue Bayou
Card Stock: Blue Bayou, Very Vanilla, DSP Porcelain Prints
Accessories: Certainly Celery Ribbon, Aqua Painter and Dimensionals

Thank you for stopping in:

Wishing you a Happy Birthday

They don't get any simpler than this one. Quick and simple OH! and just add some Ribbon and your done.


Stamp Set: Sincere Salutations
Inks: Blue Bayou
Card Stock: Blue Bayou, River Rock & DSP Porcelain Prints all Retired
Accessories: Blue Bayou Double Stitch Ribbon, Large Oval, Wide Oval Punches

Again thanks for stopping in...

Thinking Of You

I thought I got a better picture of this one, this was another quick one, basic cutting and layering. I'm known for my Ribbon Addition all my cards seem to have it....

I did pull out the heat gun on this card the flower image needed something so I used clear embossing powder and added the Silver Hodgepodge Hardware Brad.


Stamp Set: Embrace Life, Canvas Background and Sincere Salutations
Inks: River Rock and Blue Bayou
Card Stock: Blue Bayou, Certainly Celery, DSP Porcelain Prints (retired)
Accessories and Tools: Sponge, Sliver Hodgepodge Hardware, Certainly Celery Ribbon, VersaMark, Clear Embossing Powder and Heat Gun.

Thanks for stopping in,

Thank You, Thank You........

This is another quick and easy one, I wanted to use the DSP on each card and one accessory and a tool. No time for lots of conversation I need to get back to work but, wanted to post the cards.


Stamp Set:
Embrace Life and Fresh Cuts for the (thank you)& Canvas Background
Inks: Basic Brown Ink Pad and Blue Bayou Classic Ink Pad 06 In-Color (Retired)
Cardstock: Blue Bayou (Retired), Certainly Celery, River Rock and DSP Porcelain Prints (Retired) & Very Vanilla
Accessories and Tools: Certainly Celery Ribbon, Scollop Edge, Scallop Circle, 1-1/4" and 1-3/8" punches

I'm so flattered that you stopped by please leave a comment, and have a great day!

My Dear Friend

This one might be my favorite one of the 5 I did today. I like the clean fresh look of it. In addition it was quick and easy, I went to my sketch note book and pick a few sketches that I had not used for a while. One thing I did not do when I started my book was note where I got the sketch from, now I don't know who to give credit to for it. I have since changed that, I know this one is from 06 when I started my book. I think the concept came from Convention and when I came home I started one. I don't use it much as I usually have an idea in my head but, today I was in a crunch for time I needed help and it was the perfect place to go. Hope you enjoy.....


Stamp set:
Embrace Life and All Holidays
Inks:Basic Brown Ink Pad and Close to Cocoa and Certainly Celery Markers
Card stock: River Rock (retired), Close to Cocoa & Certainly Celery and Very Vanilla. Designer Series Paper Porcelain Prints (retired)
Accessories: River Rock Double Stitch Ribbon and Dimensionals

Have a great day and thanks for looking leave a comment so that I know you were here.

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