Friday, October 30, 2015

Here are some pictures of my last craft show!  I will be posting close ups of some of the things, and some have already been posted.

I have 2 classes next month that we are making Christmas Cards!  
November 11 I will teach a class at Pat Catans in Amherst.  You sign up at the store.
November 20 the class is at my house.  If you would like more information let me know.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Click on the link below to see this weeks deals!

The craft show was great!  I will be posting some pictures soon.

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Here is a picture of an advent calendar that I made today for a craft show on Sunday.  There is a chocolate nugget in each box.

Remember that tomorrow is the last day for the 15% of stamps!  Check out my Stampin'Up! website for all the details!

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

I am getting ready for a craft show on Sunday.  It is at Amherst Eagles in Amherst from 11-3.  Stop by and see me if you are in the area!

These are  Hershey candy bar holders I made for the show.  I will try and post more pictures of the things that I am making.  I am very busy crafting now, but will try & post.

Thanks for looking
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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

15% OFF STAMP SETS THRU OCTOBER 23, 2015--See Oct. 19 post for the details.

Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies   
A Cardinal Christmas-this is an old set I had that I used for the greeting.  You could use anything-just adjust the size of the card stock to fit.
Holiday Ornaments Framelits-These were old ones that I had.  There is a new set called Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies that would work great.  (I do not have the new set)

5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Whisper White card stock--This is the base.  Score at 4 1/4 & fold your card.                      
5 1/4 x 4" Soft Sky card stock                                                                                                                   
5 x 3 3/4 Whisper White card stock--emboss with the Soft Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.                                                                                                     
1 x 2 1/2 Whisper White card stock-for greeting                                                                                    
1 1/8 x 2 5/8 Soft Sky-this goes behind the greeting.                                                                               

Cut your ornament out of the Soft Sky cs-this saves on paper & the weight of the card.

You will need a scrap of white cs. & Garden Green card stock to cut out the trees & horse.

The ornament on the left -- I just laid down the trees--then lay the horse on top.  This way you can see how it will all fit.  Take the horse off & glue down the trees.  Then turn it over & trim off the extra green.  

Middle ornament I glued down the horse & sleigh.-- Turn it over & trim off the extra.  Do you notice how the bottom of the ornament is showing?  I did not worry about this because on the last ornament you see how the greeting is covering it.   If you did not put a greeting or it was in a different place make sure that you used bigger pieces when cutting.  You would not want it to show then.

I used silver foil card stock & cut out the top or cap for the ornament.  I put it on with a glue dot.  Silver Cording Trim was used to make a small bow.  I attached it with a glue dot.

Use glue dots to attach the ornament to the white embossed card stock.  Sometimes it is hard to get tape or glue to stick because of the embossing.

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Monday, October 19, 2015


October 19-23, 2015
There is no minimum purchase required.
Host stamp sets and rotary stamps are not eligible for this promotion.
Bundles are not eligible for this promotion--you already get at 15% discount on bundles.
Stamps purchased using the 50 percent Stampin' Rewards discount are not eligible for this promotion.

Here is a link to shop!

Remember to check out the weekly deals & clearance rack!  New weekly deals will come out tomorrow!

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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Remember that tomorrow Stampin'Up! is having a 15% off sale on stamp sets!

5 1/2 x 8 1/2" Very Vanilla card stock-card base score in the center at 4 1/4 & fold
5 1/4 x 4 Night of Navy card stock
5 x 3 3/4 Very Vanilla card stock.

Happy Scenes stamp set
Cozy Christmas stamp set
Petite Pairs stamp set
Bitty Banners Framelits
 Woodland Textured Embossing Folder

Old Olive ink
Marina Mist ink
Night of Navy ink

Take your 5 x 3 3/4 vanilla cs & put in under the woodlands embossing folder.  I do this just so I have a guide of where to sponge & stamp.  This is only a guide--does not have to be perfect!

Make sure you are using the correct side of the folder.  Do you see the wording in the upper left.  We are sponging the background of the scene.

In the above picture I have lightly sponged the Marina Mist Ink on the folder.  I hope you can see it in the picture.  (When you sponge you want to go from the lightest to darkest ink.)  Can you tell how I used the card stock as a guide?  Remember you can always go a little darker if you want, but do not go to dark.You also want a light touch so that you do not rip your sponge.  If you have fibers on the folder it will show up on the card.   

Sponge a little Night of Navy Ink very lightly.  (Be careful with a dark ink.)  Use a light touch.  Remember you can always darken it a little at a time.

Stamp the trees with the Old Olive Ink.  (The stamping needs to be done with a dark ink)  I stamped them twice-once on each side.  Stamp the santa & sleigh in Night of Navy Ink along the upper middle to top.  This is a spot where you will use the paper guide that is under.

Next you will take out the vanilla cs from under & lay it on the other side (non inked side) of the folder.  Now you will carefully & slowly start to close the folder.  You can adjust & straighten the card stock.  When you have it right close the folder & run it thru the Big Shot.

This is what it will look like after going thru the Big Shot.  You will then need to clean the folder with a baby wipe or rinse it under water.

Put your layers together.  Stamp your greeting & cut it out with the framelits.  Cut out a Night of Navy  & put it behind the greeting.  Mount it with dimensionals.

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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Monday Sampin'Up! is having a sale! 15% off stamp sets!  Be sure to make your wish list!  Look for the link on the left for the website!

Here are the directions

Cozy Christmas stamp set
Home for Holidays Designer Series Paper
Black ink
I used red ink to stamp my words inside, but you could use the black.

5 1/2 x 8 1/2 white card stock
5 1/4 x 4" real red card stock

Use the Boughs & Berries Textured Impression Embossing Folder to emboss the red card stock.  You will need your Big Shot for this.  Sorry that it is hard to see this in the picture, but there is a frame around the edge from the embossing folder. (Guess I need to get better at taking pictures.)

Fussy cut 2 of the cute little deer out of the Home for Holiday DSP.  Make sure that your deer are facing the correct directions!

Stamp your greeting & glue the deer down.

Layer the red on the white card stock & you are done!

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Here is the last card that we made in class last night.

Acorn Builder Punch
Acorny Thank You stamp set
Thankful Forest Friends stamp set
Crumb Cake ink
Soft Suede Ink
Rich Razzleberry Ink
Mossy Meadow Ink

5 1/2 x 8 1/2" Crumb Cake card stock--score at 4 1/4 & fold in half.

HINT--Always stamp the inside of your card first if you can.  That way if you make a mistake you can fold it & use the inside for the front.  It would be covered with this card & no one would know!

5 1/4 x 4 Mossy Meadow card stock
3- Into the woods Designer Series Paper 1 1/2 x 3 3/4"

Early Espresso card stock--I used the 3rd from the smallest of the Deco Labels Framelits.  You will need your Big Shot for this.

scrap piece of white card stock--stamp your greeting from Thankful Forest Friends in Mossy Meadow ink
Take a Blender Pen and carefully wipe off the ink from the little acorn.  Clean the Blender Pen.  Now use a Rich Razzleberry marker (or use the blender pen & ink if you don't have a marker) & color the acorn.  Huff on the stamp & stamp.

Huff means to breath on the stamp--the warm air will moisten the ink again in case any started to dry.

Now take the #2 Deco Label Framelit (smallest to largest) & cut out the greeting.  Layer on the Early Espresso & mount with Dimensionals (I used 5) to the card front.

Punch out 2 acorns & stamp them
the bottoms are Soft Suede & 1 top is Crumb Cake & the other is Rich Razzleberry.--Sponge the edges if you don't want any white showing. (I did this in the picture)
1 Dimensional on the bottom of each acorn
Mount the acorns with the top handle or point together.
I used a glue dot & Gold Metallic Thread--I just did a couple loops & always touched the centers on the glue dot.  Then I put a Sequin on to finish it.

If you need any of the supplies I used just click on my Stampin'Up! website on the left to shop!

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

I really love this stamp set!  I like it when you have a set that we all know is Christmas, but you can use it for anything!

Reason For The Season Stamp Set
Petite Pairs Stamp Set--used for the greeting

Bermuda Bay Ink
Wild Wasabi Ink

5 1/2 x 8 1/2 white card stock---score at 4 1/4 to fold in half
5 1/4 x 4" bermuda bay card stock---cut out of the center the backing for your greeting with the Scallop Oval Punch
5 x 3 3/4" white card stock---Stamp your flower across the card.  I got 4 on mine.  Then you will go back & stamp the green leaves on the flowers.  To give it a little more "dazzle" put a little glue on the flower petals & sprinkle with dazzling diamonds glitter.  I used the 2-way glue pen.  Just quickly put the glue on-it doesn't matter if you get every petal.  Remember that every flower is different in our gardens!

On a scrap piece of white card stock stamp your greeting.  Punch out the greeting with the Large Oval Punch.  Use some glue or tape & mount it to the Scallop Oval you already punched out.  Put a couple dimensionals on the back to "pop " it up!

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Well, I have a few minutes & I am going to try & post directions for this card.  I am going to start putting more directions here for cards.  I hope I can figure out how to get everything posted!

Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set
Cozy Christmas Stamp Set
Night of Navy Ink

5 1/2 x 8 1/2" Soft Sky card stock-this is the base you will score it in half at 4 1/4"
5 1/4 x 4" Blue Glitter Paper (non Stampin'Up)--I cut out using the Ovals Collection Framelits.  Use the second to smallest for this.  This is used behind the greeting.  This is a good way to save on the cost of paper & the weight of the card.
5 x 3 3/4" Marina Mist Card Stock is used for the card front.  I stamped on it using Night of Navy ink.  Use glue (I used a 2-way glue pen) Put the glue wherever you want it to look like snow.  Sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.

Use a scrap piece of Soft Sky to stamp the greeting.  It is from Cozy Christmas stamp set.  Stamp it in Versa Mark Ink & pour Night of Navy Embossing Powder over it.  Use your heat gun to set the embossing powder.  Use glue dots to stick it to the glitter paper.   The oval was cut out with the smallest from the Ovals Collection Framelits.  You will need your Big Shot cutting machine for this.

When you mount your card front to the glitter paper you will need glue dots.  Make sure you use enough for this.  It is hard to keep things stuck to the glitter paper.

Use dimensionals to mount the layered greeting to the card front.

You can find the supplies for this card on my Stampin'Up! website.  There is a link to it on the left.
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Here are the cards we will be making on Wed. evening.  I will be posting the directions another day for each card.  Let me know if you want to come to class.

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Here are some little treats that I made for a craft show.  There is one Hershey Kiss in each.  I thought they were really cute!
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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Here is the PAPER PUMPKIN from last month.  I made them up to sell at a craft show.  I thought they were really cute!  Very easy to make.

Look at all the stamps that came with the kit this month! They could be used for a lot more than just Halloween!

Here is the link for My Paper Pumpkin!    /    Be sure to check it out.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Here is another I made.  Lots of sparkle!  I used the Lovely as a Tree stamp set.  I just love that set.  It has been around for a long time & is just a great set!  The other set I used is a new one from the Holiday Catalog called Cozy Christmas.  I wasn't sure that I was going to get this set, but I'm glad I did.
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