Oh Boy Oh Succulents!

These little beauties are just too much fun!  It’s amazing how card stock turns into flowers so quickly!

It all starts with the Succulent Framelit Dies.  You die cut the flower pieces and start sponging the edges…by the time you layer the pieces on top of each other you have a gorgeous little succulent!

Do you believe this one started with Pool Party card stock?  Soft Suede and Rich Razzleberry ink morph it into something very real looking!  (You can see some of the Rich Razzleberry ink on my fingers!!)

They turned out so pretty that I had to make an arrangement!  I had a little tiny pail I’d been saving for I don’t know what, and I stuffed it with some moss and just set the succulents on top!  To make it permanent, I think I might stick the flowers to the moss with a hot glue gun…but that’s for another day.

You’ve got to try these!  I was a bit hesitant at first, but they go together super-fast, so give them a try!  And, right now you can get a special gift for your qualifying order.  Go for it 🙂

Oh, I almost forgot, during the month of March I’m giving away a little something extra, so be sure to take advantage of that too!  It’s a great time to get some Stampin’ Up!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Paper:  Pool Party, Old Olive, and Mint Macaron card stock
Ink:  Old Olive, Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry 
Tools:  Succulent Framelits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine,
Sponge Daubers, Bone Folder

Tin of Ribbons!

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How many of you purchased the Tin of Tags from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog?  After you make the little tags, what did you do with your pretty red tin??

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How about filling it with some of our gorgeous ribbon?  This just really makes me happy!  I’ve got most of the ribbons I’m using right now in the tin, just waiting for me to grab one!

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Our Stampin’ Up! ribbons are so nice, why not display them and use them as a decor piece on your craft desk?  Really, I like to surround myself with pretty little displays like this.  It spurs my creativity 🙂

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Let me know what you think of my Tin of Ribbons!

Thanksgiving Table Setting!

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Just thought I’d pop in today to help you with your holiday preparations!!  If you are hosting a Thanksgiving meal like I am, you may want to make some name tags or pretty place holders.

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These napkin name tags were inspired by Artisan Amy O’Neill.  She created something similar and I took her idea and did my own thing.  Now, I know my napkin is a bit wrinkly…I plan on ironing all of them before I set the table!!! 🙂

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The pretty Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper makes a lovely napkin band.  The paper was cut at 2″ x 12,” wrapped around the napkin and affixed at the back.  On the front I layered a Delicate White Doily, a doily from the 2015-17 In Color Doilies, and topped with a circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  The stamp from the Basket of Wishes set is just what I feel about each of my family members coming to dinner!

Napkin on plates

And you know what?  It’s also how I feel about each one of you, my blog readers!  You are each a blessing to me and I thank you so much for faithfully reading my blog!  Happy Thanksgiving!

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(except for the wrinkly napkin!!)

Stamps:  Basket of Wishes
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Paper:  Very Vanilla card stock and Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper
Tools:  Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments:  Delicate White Doilies,  2015-2017 In Color Doilies

Candy Corn?

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Oh boy, all the candy is out in all the stores…there’s SO much of it!  And my favorite is candy corn!  But, I have to admit, I actually only eat a little of it ~ my favorite thing to do with it is to decorate with it!

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It’s an inexpensive way of decorating for fall.  The candy looks so pretty in mason jars around the house! You can then put a candle in the jar, or flowers…the ideas are endless!

Candy Corn standingFor this card I used the Jar of Haunts photopolymer stamp set and the coordinating Jar of Love Framelits. I colored the candy corn with Blender Pens.

Candy Corn cuFor the Pumpkin Pie panel, I stamped the candy corn stamp all over using Versamark Ink.  For the Daffodil Delight panel I did the same thing with Daffodil Delight ink (although you can hardly see it).
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This is a great card for someone with an October birthday, or as a congratulations card.  Do you like candy corn?  Leave me a comment and let me know!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Stamps:  Jar of Haunts, Remarkable You
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze, Versamark
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White card stock
Tools:  Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Jar of Love Framelits, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments:  Linen Thread

 

Come to a Party!!

TableYesterday I had a party (get together) for my wonderful team of stampers, and we had so much fun!!  We had food and presents and made cards and talked and more food and more talking….it was great!

Sweet Stampers

Here they are, the “Sweet Stampers”!  Aren’t they darling?  And look at all the fun they’re having stamping and creating.

Cupcakes

These are the yummy cupcakes.  Now I bet you’re wondering what flavor they are 🙂  We had red velvet and pumpkin!  (I’ll just say right now that I didn’t make them, I bought them, but they were pretty good!)  And I made cute little flags to put on top of each cupcake ~ the flags were a SNAP to make with the Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape and toothpicks!

Gift Bag

Each person got a cute bag to hold the cards they made.  For the front of the bags I used a banner cut from a piece of paper from the Neutral Designer Series Paper Stack, topped with a piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock embossed with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  A cute leaf from the Paisley & Posies DSP was die cut with the Leaflets Framelits .  I added their names on a little strip of Whisper White card stock punched with the Classic Label Punch, and a bow of Emerald Envy Baker’s Twine (from the Baker’s Twine Trio Pack in the Holiday Catalog).

Three Gingerbread Men

Each person also got a gingerbread man magnet bookmark.  These little “men” were stamped with a stamp from the Cookie Cutter Christmas set and punched out with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.  To make the bookmark, fold a piece of Whisper White card stock in half.  Stamp one gingerbread man with his head up close to the fold.  Put the folded, stamped man into the punch and pull the head of the gingerbread man down in the punch just a bit so that his head doesn’t punch through.  This will give you two men attached together at the top/head 🙂  Now stamp the back with another gingerbread man.

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Put a piece of magnetic sticky tape on each side of the inside of the little man to form the bookmark.  If you like you can add some Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details for his collar and buttons.  This is such a cute bookmark.  I’m using mine to mark my place in my Stampin’ Up! Catalog!

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Hope you enjoyed our party, sure wish you could have been with us!!  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.  And come back tomorrow and I will show you the projects we made!

 

Stampin’ Up! in the Kitchen!!

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Over the weekend I had a pantry crisis.  I had purchased some Bisquick, used some, and wanted to put the rest away for later.  I keep all my dry goods in these cute glass canisters and just needed to add the new Bisquick to the Bisquick canister.  But when I looked in the pantry, three canisters were the same size and all had similar contents.  Which one was Bisquick?  Which one was flour?  And what was in the third canister?

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I pulled out all of my canisters and stuck my finger in each one to taste was inside.  I stuck my finger into the Bisquick in the box and tasted that.  None of the contents of my jars tasted at all like Bisquick!  Good thing I bought that extra Bisquick.  I promptly combined and rearranged everything!!

Kitchen tag and twine

Stampin’ Up! to the rescue!!  Using my trusty Curly Label Punch and some new Thick Melon Mambo Baker’s Twine I made labels for each canister.

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Our Stampin’ Up! supplies can be used for all kinds of things!  Now I’m so happy when I open my pantry ~ not only do I know what is in each canister, but they are all so cute with their little tags!!

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How do you use Stampin’ Up! products around your house?  I’d love to have you leave me a comment and tell me!!

Thanks for stopping by today!