Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas Stamp CAMP

We had so much fun at our Christmas Stamp Camp that we decided it will be a quarterly event.  We are only taking 20 people, but kits are available if seating fills up.  Let me know if you want to be on the list for the 1st Stamp Camp in 2012! 

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Here are my projects from the Christmas Stamp Camp.  If you are putting together a kit from the camp, I will be including tips for assembling each project below it's picture.  Feel free to ask any questions that you may have.  Have fun!
*I distressed the edges w/ Crumb Cake ink and Soft Suede ink.  Some ladies did their distressing/antiquing darker then I did and it looked awesome!  Just do what is your style.
*As you put the toes & heels on the stocking you will need to pay attention to the direction you are placing them.  There is a definite "front" to them. Stitching always goes toward the middle of the stocking.
*The accordion looking piece of pattern paper is for the "lollie" on the middle stocking. To assemble you will need a good liquid glue.  Apply little dots of glue on one long edge of the pattern paper, fold it up and hold it for bit while the glue dries.  Then glue the ends together.  I used sticky strip and Crystal Effects to adhere it to the stocking.  Put a pearl ascent in the middle.
*The mini jingle bell is threaded through the linen thread and knotted in place, then the thread is doubled up and stars taped on with tape (or you choice of adhesive).
*The "Y" stocking is embellished with an antique brad that is pushed through a piece of lace ribbon that is folded in half and a piece of white organza ribbon also folded in half.
* punch a hole toward the bottom of the cuff of the stocking, make sure you are not too close to the edge as the paper is weak were it has been embossed therefore may rip. 

Elf Christmas Frame-Digital Hybrid (made using the My Digital Studio)
 *Sorry about the weird angle of the photo.  I was trying to minimize the glare off the glass.
*Be careful when assembling the pieces into the frame...the backing is very flimsy and may rip if not handled gently.  
*Frames were bought at Walmart if you need to purchase an replacement frame for any reason.

 *When assembling the Elf shoes make sure you have the digital base image right-side up (the red strips for the legs should go off the page at the top.
*Those are rhinestone ascents on the flowers at the tip of the shoes
 *Cut around the ornaments and tape the silver cording on the back and then loop it up and over the back and tape.  I embellished my "Merry & Bright" w/ Dazzling Details, but you may do as you wish.
 *For the Elf Coat, rip the white piece to make it look like fur and glue to green top note piece.  Add red glimmer buttons and buckle.

*Decorate your Elf's face as you wish.
*Cut the blush colored flower in half to make the hands
*Decorate your presents w/ a green knot, brown ribbon and a red flower that is folded in half to look like a bow.
*When assembling the Elf, be careful not to put him to high as you will need a 1/4" on top to put into the frame.
*The "holly jolly" and red square are adhered to the outside of the frame.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

September stamp CLUB

Paper pumpkin: loop pattern paper up & attach with a brad. Separate paper to make a ball. Add tag & leaves. Curl long strips using pencil into curly q's & attach.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Family Album from Oct.8th Stamp Camp

Here are the Card Stock Dimensions if you would like to make your own or if you mess up on the card stock in your kit.

2 scored pieces are on the outsides.  Notice that you do not line the middle piece flush at the score marks. You line it up so the middle piece equals 6 inches. 

Apologies:  I can not get my pictures to rotate.  Hope you don't get a kink in the neck from looking sideways at it.  If you do, that's okay, I know a really good massage therapist :)

Stamp-a-Stack (my project from the Oct. 8th Stamp Camp)

Cupcake & Ducky Card

(sorry, I can not get this card to rotate right side up...Can't figure out why it's not working)
1. Assemble Daffodil Delight DSP (designer series paper)
to white card base.
2. Wrap and knot Cherry Cobbler piece around the Marnia Mist piece (embossed w/ Lattice Embossing Folder)
3. Layer Marnia Mist piece to the right side of card
4. For Cupcake card: Rub Marnia Mist & Cherry Cobble ink on the glossy piece that has been punched out from 1 ¾” circle punch & stamped with the cup cake.  Attach cherry on top (punched from Glimmer Paper w/cupcake builder punch) to cupcake.  Attach cupcake to Cherry Cobbler scallop circle. Attach scallop circle to Marina Mist piece.
5. For Ducky card: Watercolor the Duck (stamped on Watercolor paper) with your choice of watercolor crayons, watercolor pencils w/Aqua Painter or Ink w/Aqua Painter.  I used red marker on the duck’s hat.   Attach to embossed Marina Mist piece.

Wedding Wishes & Merry Christmas Cards

1. Glue Certainly Celery pieces (punched with Scallop Trim Border punch) to the Red DSP.  Attach them to the white 3 x 3” card base

2. Wedding Wishes card: Color with watercolor pencils, ink or watercolor crayons. Glue the Heart (punched using the Owl Builder Punch from Red Glimmer Paper) over top of heart between birds.  Attach centered on card. Distressing around pieces is optional. 

3. Merry Christmas card: Color w/marker the Holley Berries/leaves that were punched out with the ¾” circle punch. Match up the image on the 2 x 1 ¾” White piece and pop it up.  Attach centered on card.
Distressing around pieces is optional. 

Hello & Thank You Card

1. Glue 1 Cherry Cobbler piece punched w/Scallop Trim boarder punch to each strip of Pacific Point DSP (4 total, 2 on each card).

2. Then glue 1 to Top of White card base and the other on the bottom.   

3. Attach Pacific Point card stock piece that has been embossed with the Lattice Embossing Folder to the middle of card base, centered

4. Hello card: Watercolor the Hello/clock (stamped on Watercolor Paper) & attach to Choc. Chip Scallop circle. Attach Choc. Chip Scallop to embossed Pacific Point piece.

5. Thank you card:  Watercolor flowers on Whisper White piece w/watercolor pencils and blend w/blender pen. Pop-up the Certainly Celery piece over the top of water colored flowers & line up the 2 images.  Attach to the embossed Pacific Point piece.

Sending Love & Sorry I’m Late Cards

1.  Attach Old Olive DSP to white card base

2. Wrap the Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon around embossed (w/Lattice Embossing Folder) Choc. Chip piece and tie in knot.  Attach to card base.

3. Sending Love card: Color with Watercolor Pencils or Ink & Blender pens.  Attach Heart, punch w/Owl Builder punch out of Glimmer Paper, to the tree.  Attach to embossed Choc. Chip piece. Distressing around pieces is optional. 

4. Sorry I’m Late card: Color with Watercolor Pencils or Ink & Blender pens. Attach to embossed Choc. Chip piece. Distressing around pieces is optional. 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

New on my Etsy Store

Come check out my Etsy Store.  These photo blocks are my latest endeavor.  They are made using the Stampin' Up My Digial Studio with your pictures and personalized.  It's so much fun...I love the MDS!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

3x3 cards

3x3 cards for the inside of the match book card.

Stamp club project for July

Match book card w/3x3 cards inside. Used a soda can & die cut & embossing folder to make the large metal scallop.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

May is National Scrapbook Month!

 To celebrate National Scrapbook Month Stampin' Up! is offering some special promotions for you!!!
If you are local to Las Vegas and would like to host a scrapbook page class during the month of May, I'll give you a free pack of paper!  We all love Freebies!!  Email me today!

Got Ink Girlz blog weekly Challenge #2

Got Ink Girlz Challenge #2 - Mother's Day

Matchbox pop-out card supplies:
  • Scallop Edge Boarder punch #119882
  • Beautiful Wings Embosslit #118138
  • Scallop Circles #2  #113469
  • Wild Wasabi Card Stock #108641
  • Whisper White Card Stock #100730
  • Melon Mambo Card Stock #115320
  • Baja Breeze Card Stock #111352
  • Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon #109025
  • White Chunky Glitter #108797
  • Dazzling Diamonds #102023
  • Basic Pearls #119247
  • Stampin' Dimensionals #104430
  • Crystal Effects #101055
  • All Holidays Stamp set #114916
  • Early Expresso Ink #119670
  • Score blade for picket fence effect
  • Stapler

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Got Ink Girlz blog weekly Challenges

We finally got our Challenges going at Got Ink Girlz.  The first is a Color Challenge.  Check it out at  If you make a project, please leave a comment with the url where we can see it.  I'm so excited to see what everyone does with these colors!

Here's what I came up with.  I stamped the cakes on transparency (love this stuff) sheet with StazOn black ink, then colored the back side with sharpie markers (crazy how I had the right colors to go with this challenge).  For the background, I just used many different stamp sets that had fun birthday saying and made a collage.  Here's what I used:

  • Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder 117335
  • Bring on the Cake Set Clear121958 or Wood 121899
  • Birthday Bakery Set (Hostess)
  • Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake & Whisper White Card Stock
  • Transparency Paper
  • Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon 109025
  • StazOn Black Ink 101406
  • Early Espresso Ink 119670
  • Crumb Cake Ink 121030
  • Stapler

Friday, March 25, 2011

March stamp club

Supplies for Flower Gift Tag:
  • Sizzix Island Floral Die 118871
  • Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder 117335
  • Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon 119766
  • Bring on the Cake Set Clear121958 or Wood 121899
  • Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Whisper White and Certainly Celery Card Stock
  • Linen Thread 104199

Supplies for 8x8 Scrapbook Page: 
  • Pacific Point, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Old Olive card stock
  • Ice Cream Parlor (Sale-a-braions) DSP & Accents
  • Certainly Celery Grosgrain 5/8" Ribbon 109050
  • Whisper White Craft Ink 101731
  • Sponge Dobbers 102892

 Supplies for Birthday Card:
  • Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder 117335
  • Bring on the Cake Set Clear121958 or Wood 121899
  • Birthday Bakery Set (Hostess)
  • Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake & Whisper White Card Stock
  • Transparency Paper
  • Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon 109025
  • StazOn Black Ink 101406
  • Early Espresso Ink 119670
  • Crumb Cake Ink 121030
  • Stapler

Thanks to Cindy for hosting this month stamp club. It was fun seeing all the cute thinks she's been a working on and to peek at her craft room. :)
Here's the samples of the projects. Those getting kits will have an 8x8 scrap book page. It's part of a progressive page. The photos give you ideas on how you can add it to a 8 1/2x11 page or to a 12x12 to suit the size of book you use.

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Big Shot Teddy Bear

I had to share this!  It's so adorable and made using the Big Shot. I found it on Shelli Gardner's (Stampin' Up Founder) blog (

 I can't wait to find time to make this. Here's the instructions:

Stuffed Teddy Bear
Finished size – approximately 3” high
Fabric (two complementary patterns; Shelli’s bear is in the Vintage Christmas fabric)
Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding
White felt
Quilting thread (quilting thread is important because it is stronger than regular thread)
Black embroidery thread
Black 5mm pearl stickers or half bead (for eyes)
Black 4mm bead (for nose)
Polyester stuffing/batting
Embellishments (Shelli’s bear is adorned with beads, a Rhinestone brad, gold beading thread)
Big Shot
3” Circles die
2 ½” Circles punch
Small Heart Punch
Sewing machine
Glue gun and glue sticks
Note: This bear is super simple and making them in multiples of two saves time in cutting.
Cut circle patterns for bear parts on card stock:
  • Body:  5 1/4” diameter
  • Head: 4 1/4” diameter
  • Feet:   3” diameter (or use the 3” Circles die with the Big Shot, which is a lot easier!)
  • Hands:   2 1/2” diameter (or use the Stampin' Up! Punch, which is a lot easier!)
  • Ears:  2 1/8” diameter
  • Oval:  for Gusset 5/8” x 3/4"
Using a pencil or pen, trace around the card stock circle patterns onto fabric, then cut the following:
  • Body – cut 1
  • Head -  cut 1
  • Feet – cut 2
  • Hands – cut 2
  • Ears – cut 2
Using the Small Heart punch, punch two hearts from fabric that is complementary to the fabric used for the body.
Using a basting stitch, sew 1/4-inch around the edges of each circle. For several stitches, overlap the beginning and the end of the stitches side by side, not on top of each other. In other words, don't stitch so the end stitch meets the beginning stitch; instead sew a few ending stitches to the side of the beginning stitches.
With the right side of the fabric on the outside, pull (gather) the thread as tight as possible, pushing the edges into the inside, leaving a  hole as small as possible to stuff in the batting. Tie the thread into a knot. (Note: It helps to cut off the thread on the other side of the fabric, so it doesn't get in the way, but leave a little so it doesn't unravel.) Cut off the thread.
Stuff the batting into the hold, making a ball out of each body part. (Note: The bear will look better if you stuff each piece as tightly as possible without breaking the thread. This is why it's best to use quilting thread.)
Trace the gusset pattern onto white felt, and cut out. Sew the black thread onto the gusset with two strands of black embroidery thread; sew the mouth.
Glue parts together. (Note: It's easiest to start by gluing the head to the body, then the feet onto the body while the bear is propped upright. Next glue on the arms and ears. Finally, glue the gusset and the eyes to the face. End by gluing the hearts to the front of the feet.
Tie ribbon around the neck, and embellish.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Card class-February

Gift bag gift card holder *inside*
Gift bag card (gift card holder)

Quilt card

This was a 10 for $10 class. There were 8 different cards and the attendees picked which cards they wanted to make. We had a fun saturday morning!
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