Friday, September 30, 2011

Joy to the World (TSC0930)

Our fearless leader, wannabcre8ive, issued the Twisted Sistahs Challenge for this week. Shirley asked us to make a card with any theme using blue, white and gold. I haven't had time to get online as much lately, but the TSC is so dear to my heart that I try not to miss it. The base card is Night of Navy with a Whisper White layer. The words to "Joy to the World" are in the shape of the star in the "The Sounding Joy" stamp set. The star was stamped with Night of Navy and "Joy" was stamped with Versamark and embossed with Gold EP. I just added gold half pearls in the corners of the clean and simple card. Everything came from Stampin' Up! except the pearls. When I have time, I'll post the other project for next week's club. Oh, and this is very similar to a card we made for the last stamp camp, too. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, September 26, 2011

October 2011 Club Project

On page 5 of the Holiday Mini Catalog, there's a hostess set that includes this trick-or-treating owl. Also on that page, are little brown treat bags kind of like this with the punched owl and yellow moon. Monika Davis (no relation) is in one of the Yahoo Groups I'm in, and she made these too. She used the paper that comes in the boxes with our Stampin' Up! orders. Now, that's recycling recycled paper! Talk about being green!! Here's the link to her blog post. I decided to do the same thing. I CASEd her idea to use that paper plus use the Scallop Square Die to make the bags. The excess paper cuttings went into my compost bin. After putting the candy into the bags, I stapled them closed and covered the staple on the backside with my Stampin' Up! Demo label. That way, they know where the candy came from AND that I'm a Stampin' Up! Demo! A little advertising can't hurt!!! I hope to post our other project that we will be making next week by tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by!!!

Edit: I've been asked if I ironed the paper to get it smooth. Yes, we cut it into 4 to 5 foot lengths, and then I ironed them. After that, I folded the pieces into thirds and put it through my big table paper cutter, cutting into about 10 inch pieces. I folded those in half and was able to get two cuts with the die which yielded six squares each. Actually, after unfolding, they were rectangles with scallops. I folded those in half matching the scallops and applying adhesive to the two sides. After that, I crimped the two sides, added the punched pieces and then put the candy inside.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Snowbuddy (TSC0923)

I haven't been able to make cards all week. Life's been getting in the way. Anyway, our Twisted Sistahs Challenge was presented by Marleygo. Lesley asked us to make a Christmas card with glitter or Stickles representing snow or stars. I used the short snowman from "Snow Much Fun" and water colored him. I added plenty of silver and white Stickles. The base card is Poppy Parade and so is the matting and ribbon. The embossed panel which is embossed with SU!'s newest embossing folder is Whisper White. I'm sure liking this new set! Everything is from Stampin' Up! except for the Stickles. Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Pumpkin Leaves (CAS136)

Recognize the pumpkin? Well, the Clean & Simple Challenge has a theme of "Leaves" today, and I had all the stuff on my table to make a pumpkin with leaves, so I did. The base card (4.25" square) is Naturals Ivory, and I scored it on my new Simply Scored scoring board. I used the Large Oval Punch and Pumpkin Pie card stock (from scraps) to make the pumpkin. I ran some Old Olive (more scraps) through the Big Shot with the Scribbles Swirls Sizzlit, and I punched a couple of leaves with the Martha Stewart Leaf Punch. The pumpkin is popped up on Dimensionals, and the sentiment is 2/$1 stamps from Michael's a few years ago. They didn't say the leaves couldn't be attached to something! LOL! Everything except the leaf punch and the stamp came from Stampin' Up! Thanks again for stopping by!

With Thanksgiving (ODBDSLC77)

Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge is to use fall colors or fall theme. Everything is from the scrap basket except for the base card which is Tangerine Tango. I also used scraps of Peach Parfait, Basic Black, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie and Lucky Limeade. For the pumpkin, I used SU!'s Large Oval Punch and sponged with Pumpkin Pie Ink. The vines are from the Scribbles Swirls Sizzlit and the leaves were done with a Martha Stewart Punch. The designer paper is from DCWV Fall Stack. The verse is from Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture Collection #4. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, and thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Driving by... (TSC0916)

This week's Twisted Sistahs Challenge was presented by Brat Cards. The Brat Girl asked us to make a clean and simple card that has or implies sky by using stars, clouds, etc. Other than the Bashful Blue base card, this was all done with scraps. I used "Loads of Love" for the truck and sentiment, a half inch strip of Old Olive, a fence punched strip of Whisper White, the clouds are also Whisper White and were punched with the Cupcake Builder Punch. The truck was stamped on More Mustard, cut out and popped up on Dimensionals. The wheels and tail light were colored with Basic Gray and Cherry Cobbler Markers, and the door handle and hub caps were colored with a Zig-Painty (Silver). Everything except the fence punch came from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

September 2011 Stamp Camp Projects

My next Stamp Camp is this coming Friday. The next three Stamp Camps will be all Christmas projects. Project #1 is this Narrow Center Step card. I used both water coloring and coloring with markers on this tall snowman from "Snow Much Fun". The card stocks are Naturals White, Pool Party and Calypso Coral. The punches I used were Modern Label, Scallop Oval and Scallop Dotted Ribbon Border. There are two Basic Pearls on the sentiment panel.Project #2 is a Gift Card Holder. The water colored fox is from "Forest Festivities". The sentiments are stamped with Whisper White Craft Ink. The DSP is retired from a couple of years ago.
Here's the view of the inside of the Gift Card Holder.
Project #3 is a Clean & Simple card. The star is stamped with Concord Crush and the "Joy" is stamped with Versamark and embossed with Silver EP. Both stamps are from "The Sounding Joy". I scored around the square about 1/4" from the edges and added Basic Jewels Rhinestones. The base card is Concord Crush as well.
Project #4 is kind of Clean and Simple except for the water coloring. This image from"Beautiful Season" is stamped on Water Color Paper. The ribbon is Cherry Cobbler Ribbon Seam Binding and the card stocks are Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler.
Our last project (#5) is a Treat Tube Holder (or Test Tube). I used "Deer Friends" hostess set from a couple of years ago that has never been used. They will make two of each project and can use a long and a short test tube for this one. The only candy I had on hand was Yogurt Covered Raisins, so I thought we could add the Snowman Poop poem if we wanted! Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Travel Dreams (TSC0909)

This should have been done this past Friday, bur I've been kind of busy lately. Our Twisted Sistahs Challenge was presented by patsmethers. Pat gave us a short list for this challenge:
1. Travel Dreams
2. Must have Critters
3. Needs a piece of twine
4. Absolutely NO PINK
As far as the theme goes, "Travel Dreams", I've always wanted to go to Australia. Now, this might not make sense until you remember that, when it's summer here, it's winter down there. They don't get a lot of snow down there except for places like the Victorian Alps in the southern most portion of the country, and also in Tasmania. So, that's why I did a snowman (from "Snow Much Fun"). I probably would go down there in January or February when it's warmer though. My critters are the birdies, and my twine is made into a bow. There is NO pink here either. The colors are Ballet Blue (retired), Cherry Cobbler and Naturals Ivory. Everything used to make this card is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!!

Tissue Box Cover Instructions

I went to a Foster Care training for two days (so far), and I have to go for one more day next Saturday in order to get my 27 hours of training before applying for my license. I haven't posted anything since Friday. I have received a couple of requests for instructions for the Tissue Box Cover like I posted on Friday, so I have put the video tutorial found on Splitcoast Stampers on my blog. Please go down to the bottom of this page to find that video tutorial for the Tissue Box Cover.

The last cover I made is embossed with Elegant Lines Impressions Folder on the sides and I cut 4 strips, 1" X 4-1/2", and embossed them with a Cuttlebug Borders Folder. Use a bigger oval Nestie on the lid than the one you use to cut the opening in the 4-1/4" square piece on the top. Embossing that square piece is also nice. Sometimes I make my own flowers to decorate the top, but on my last one, I used flowers that were purchased from Michael's. I also line the insides with more card stock to make it sturdier or I add embossed panels to the outside. I just don't think one layer of card stock is going to last that long. One, more tip: Use Sticky Strip or other strong adhesive to put it together. You don't want to give a gift that will fall apart in a week or so! Have fun, and if you have any more questions, please feel free to email me at

Friday, September 9, 2011

Thursday Project

Here's what I was doing yesterday and this morning besides taking my mother to the Senior Center for Penny Bingo yesterday. It takes a while to cut, score, emboss and decorate all the pieces for these, but it's worth it. This one goes to one of the secret sisters at my church who's having a birthday later this month. Her colors are sage and rose, so I used the retired Sage Shadow card stock. I embossed the sides with Elegant Lines Impressions Folder and the strips around the lid with a Cuttlebug Borders folder. The flowers are from Michael's. The pearls are SU!'s Basic Pearls. Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

More Fall Leaves (SC349)

The examples for this week's Sketch Challenge on SCS were with leaves, so I went with the leaves as well. I could see using this sketch with snowflakes, too. The base card is River Rock stamped with "Itty Bitty Backgrounds" (retired) using Cajun Craze ink. The DSP is "Well Worn" and the card stocks for the matting are Cajun Craze, So Saffron and Soft Suede. I stamped leaves from "French Foliage" using So Saffron and rolling the edges on Soft Suede. After cutting out the leaves, they were popped up with Dimensionals. Everything is from Stampin' Up! except the brads. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Christmas Center Step Card

I'm back from California, but I still have a busy day ahead. I made this card with the idea of using it for a stamp camp, but I think it will just have to be for my club. It's a little complicated for stamp camp, I think. Actually, I CASEd this card from this card made by Serenity_Stamper. I liked the idea of the Center Step Card with the "Beautiful Season" stamp set and the fact that she cut the birdie out and popped him up. I changed the color of Soft Suede to Old Olive but still used Cherry Cobbler with it. Instead of ribbon, I used punched pieces using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch. I used Basic Pearls on both Ivory panels for embellishment. Everything used to make this card is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Thankful (TSC0902, CCEE1135)

I had a very busy day yesterday, so there's no new cards to post for Thursday. Today, I managed to do some stamping though. The Twisted Sistahs Challenge for this week was presented by irishgreensue. Greenie asked us to make an easel card in shades of purples and greens with white or ivory. We had to have three layers or more on the front, and Nesties were welcome. I used Rich Razzleberry Textured Card Stock with Whisper White and Pocketful of Posies DSP. The leaves that were die cut were from a scrap of Lucky Limeade and sponged with Early Espresso. The stamped leaves were from "French Foliage." The sentiment over the stamped leaves is from "Grateful Greetings" and the other sentiment is from "Always Thankful." This is also for the CCEE Stampers Challenge which is to make a fall card with something die cut on it. The whole card is die cut using the Clear Scallop Square Die, plus I used Nesties and the Little Leaves Sizzlit. Everything except the Nesties came from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!