Monday, August 30, 2010

Pocket Silhouettes

This stamp set is so is a MUST have stamp set!

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Always Artichoke card base 11" x 4 1/4", scored along 5 1/2"
  • First layer - More Mustard cardstock cut at 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Second layer - Autumn Traditions Designer Series Paper cut at 5" x 3 3/4"
  • Stamped image Whisper White cardstock cut at 2 1/2" x 1 5/8"
  • Pocket Silhouettes stamp set using Soft Suede ink
  • More Mustard layer cut at 2 3/4" x 1 7/8"
  • Always Artichoke layer cut at 3" x 2 1/8"
  • Flowers (Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant and More Mustard) were made using the Trio Flower punch and a stylus (tool for dry embossing and scoring)
  • Sentiment is from the Very Versatile (retired) stamp set, Elegant Eggplant ink on Whisper White cardstock
  • The sentiment was punched out using the Word Window Punch
  • Next layer (More Mustard) was punched out using the Modern Label punch
  • Next layer (Elegant Eggplant) was cut using the Movers & Shapers Modern Label die
  • All layers were glued together, Elegant Eggplant 1/4" grosgrain ribbon was knotted and wrapped around the layers. Final step was to add these layers to the cardbase.
  • Using Elegant Eggplant ink, the Pocket Silhouette imaged was stamped at the bottom left side of the envelope and inside layer (Whisper White cardstock cut at 5 1/4" x 4")
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Other Products
  • Rhinestones
  • Glue pen

We have Two Winners!

Using and the nine comments on my blog posting: Win Blog Candy.

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The winner is:  Susan B.

Susan said . . .

Heck yeah! I'll post a comment!
August 25, 2010 11:26 AM
Two winners you ask?? I was so touched by Yvonne's comment, that I am sending Yvonne one of my Post-it-Note covers.

Yvonne, you are a winner!
Yvonne said . . .

Hi Beth
I can't enter your giveaway, as I am in Australia, but I just wanted to say what a wonderful idea these are.

And I appreciate you sharing the directions so we can give it a go ourselves.

I've enjoyed exploring your site. You have some great projects.
I've now signed up to be a follower.

Thanks for the inspiration.

August 27, 2010 7:07 AM

Thank you everyone for participating in my blog giveaway!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Altered Composition Book

Altered composition book, perfect for journaling. 

Sentiment .........
We make a
living by what
we get, but we
make a life
by what we GIVE.
~Winston Churchill

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Basic Black, Riding Hood Red and Whisper White cardstock
  • Occasional Quotes (Level 3 Hostess) stamp set
  • Riding Hood Red Ink
  • Exclusive Sizzix Top Note die
  • Boho Blossoms and Corner Rounder punches
  • Hodgepodge buckle
Othe Products
  • Patterned paper
  • Brad
  • 3/8" grosgrain ribbon
This item is available for purchase, please contact me.

Woohoo! An Etsy Sale - Special Order

I had the pleasure of creating seven Halloween Post-it-Note covers for Debbie through my Etsy store.  Apparently, she fell in love with them and wanted to purchase more than one.

It's the little things that make life so grand!

Thank you Debbie

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Win Blog Candy

Post-it-Note Covers
Sticky Note Covers

I enjoy making these handy Post-it-Note covers, they are PERFECT to have in your purse.  Each pad measures 3" x 3" and has approximately 65 sheets.  Free instructions can be found HERE.

I have decided to put them in my Etsy store for sale.  Please visit my store HERE or email me to purchase.  If you live in Jasper, I could deliver without a shipping cost.

Stampin' Up! Products used in the Halloween cover
  • Batty for You and Lovely Letters stamp sets
  • Old Olive, Only Orange and Perfect Plum cardstock
  • Old Olive ink
  • 1 1/4" Circle , 1 3/8" Circle and Scallop Circle punches
  • Cast A Spell Designer Series Paper
Other Products used in the Halloween cover
  • Velco-like closure

How can you win one?  Leave a comment in this posting.  I will randomly pick one of the comments and the winner* will receive a choice of one of the covers pictured here.   One winner will be picked randomly from all posts to this posting and will be announced on Monday, August 30.

*Shipping only to the United States

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Have you ever used card maps?

It is difficult for me to totally design a card from scratch.  Most of  my inspiration comes from and Stampin' Up! Demonstrators.  Card maps are sketches, normally in black and white that help in the proper placement of your embellishments (ribbon, flowers, etc).  Visit the Page Maps Blog for your own inspiration.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • So Saffron cardbase measuring 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Sweet Pea Designers Series Paper (DSP) measures 5 1/2" x 2 1/4"*
  • Punches used in this card
    • Two-Step Bird Extra-Large
    • 1-3/8" Circle
    • Scallop Circle
    • Word Window
    • Modern Label
  • Movers & Shapers Modern Label die was used for the last layer of the sentiment
  • Using So Saffron and Pumpkin Pie ink, stamps from the Seeing Spots stamp set were randomly stamped on the cardbase
  • Pumpkin Pie cardstock was used for the scallop frame*
  • Bird was punched out of the Sweet Peak DSP
  • Twig was punched out of Old Olive cardstock
Other Products
  • Glue Pen
* Using the 1 3/8" Circle punch, I punched  3/4" of the circle from the DSP. 
* Using Pumpkin Pie cardstock, I used the 1 3/8" Circle punch and punched out a circle, the circle is not used.  Taking the Scallop Circle punch, center the scallop over the hole in the cardstock, and punch.  This frame was then glue over the punched out area of the DSP (trimming to fit the edge).

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Masculine Thank You

I CASEd this card from a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, unfortunately, I was not able to back track to find her name (my apologies)

Stampin' Up! Products

  • Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper
    • Cut one piece measuring 5 1/2" x 1 1/4"
    • From this piece cut off 1/4" creating a piece measuring 5 1/2" x 1/4"
  • Stamped image is from the Garden Collage stamp set and measures 2 1/4" x 2"
  • Stamped sentiment "thanks so much" is from the Pocket Silhouettes stamp set
  • Chocolate Chip ink was used for both stamped images
  • Blender Pen using So Saffron and Taken with Teal inks
  • Chocolate Chip cardstock was used for the layer and measures 2 1/2" x 2 1/4"
  • 3/16" Corner Rounder punch was used for the bottom edge of the card and stamped image layers
Other Products
  • White textured cardbase measuring 5 1/2" x 4"

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Scallop Circle Flower - Split Fibers

I created the flower in this picture using So Saffron cardstock and the Scallop Circle punch from Stampin' Up!  I punched out four scallops and using my bone folder, broke down the fibers by using the same motion you do to curl ribbon.  Once the fibers are broken down enough, you can carefully pull the two layers apart. 

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Taken with Teal cardbase measuring 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Sweet Pea Designers Series Paper measures 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Taken with Teal cardstock measuring 1/2" x 6" was put through the crimper and cut down to fit the 5 1/4" width of the card
  • Flower was made out of So Saffron cardstock
  • Leaves were made out of Old Olive cardstock*
  • Sentiment layers were So Saffron, Old Olive and Taken with Teal cardstock
  • Thank You! sentiment is from the Very Versatile stamp set and was stamped using Taken with Teal ink
  • Scallop Oval, Large Oval and Small Oval punches
  • Crimper
  • Tombo Multi Purpose Adhesive
Other Products
  • Rhinestone brad
To create the leaves, cut one scallop oval and fold in half lengthwise and run it through your crimper at an angle.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Friends Never Fade Birthday

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Naturals White cardbase measuring 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Layer 1:  Elegant Eggplant measuring 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
  • Layer 2:  Naturals White measuring 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Happy Birthday from the Well Scripted stamp set in Elegant Eggplant ink
  • Flower stamp from the Friends Never Fade stamp was first stamped using Elegant Eggplant ink then using Lavender Lace ink
Other Products
  • 1/4" grosgrain ribbon

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Happy Birthday Sweet Pea

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Chocolate Chip card base 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" when folded
  • Whisper White cardstock layer 5-1/4" x 2-1/4"
  • Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper 5 1/4" x 2 1/4"
  • 1" Chocolate Chip first run through crimper, then trimmed to correct size
  • Happy Birthday from the Well Scripted stamp set
  • Chocolate Chip ink
  • Brads Epoxy Sending Love Chocolate Chip 1/4" brad
  • Flower from the Big Bold Cupcakes die set in Chocolate Chip
  • Fancy Flower Extra-Large punch in Baja Breeze
  • Dimensionals

Monday, August 16, 2010

Birdhouses - A Thank You Door Prize

Two lucky women are going to win one pair of these adorable birdhouses filled with M&M's. The Adams/Johnston Circle representing the United Methodist Women from First United Methodist Church of Jasper meets once a month. Jane and I decided it would be fun to a monthly door prize drawn from everyone in our circle that attends the UMW General Meeting. We did not meet in July, so Monday's drawing will be for the June and August General meetings.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Close to Cocoa Patterns Designer Series
  • Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip and Sage Shadow cardstock
  • Bigz L Mini Milk Carton die
    • Big Shot
    • Standard Pads
    • Premium Crease Pad
  • Scallop Edge Border, 1/2" Circle and Two-Step Bird Extra-Large punches
  • Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker
  • 1/2" Library Clips
  • Tombow Mono Multi glue
Other Products
  • M&M's candy
  • Argyle embossing folder
  • Clear sheet (to hold candy in bird house)
The roof is first cut at 4" x 2", then scored in half. The bottom edges are cut using the Scallop Edge Border punch and then roof is put through the Big Shot inside an embossing folder.

Margaret H. and Susan B. were the winners of the pair of birdhouses, of course they loved them.  It is so fun GIVING!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Clean and Simple Stamping Challenge

I was challenged to create a card from the Clean & Simple Stamping blog, using this card map.  This is a good way to create a card from scratch.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Soft Suede textured cardbase
  • Soft Suede and Very Vanilla Cardstock
  • Soft Suede ink
  • Upsy Daisy stamp set
  • Dimensionals
Other Products
  • 1/4" ribbon
  • Soft Suede textured cardbase is 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" when folded
  • Stamped image layer is on Very Vanilla cardstock cut at 3-1/8" x 3-3/4"
  • Next layer is Soft Suede cut at 3 3/8" x 4 1/2"
  • A bow is then tied around these two layers
  • Next layer is Very Vanilla cut at 3 5/8" x 4 3/4"
  • Add Dimensionals to these layers and attached to card base

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Your Choice of Sentiments

Using the sentiments from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, I created this gift.  The recipient is able to choose the sentiment they want from happy birthday, With Sympathy, get well wishes, thank you and thinking of you.  The recipient also gets to choose where on the card that they want to put their sentiment embellishment.  I included in this gift set clear adhesive tabs to attach sentiment choice onto embellishment.

I found instructions for this cute card holder here.  Please take the time to comment on Carmi's posting to show your appreciation of her sharing her talents with you.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Whisper White card base
  • So Saffron cardstock
  • Stamps from the Teeny Tiny Wishes and Thinking Happy Thoughts were stamped in Bermuda Bay ink
  • 1-1/4", 1-3/8" and Scallop Circle punches
  • Word Window, Modern Label punches and Movers & Shapers Modern Label die
  • So Saffron 5/8" grosgrain ribbon
  • Dimensions
Other Products
  • Coordinating patterned paper
  • Brad
  • Eyelet
  • Strong adhesive 1/2" and 1/8" wide
  • Photo album adhesive tabs
The Modern Label punch and Modern Label die are adhered together and Dimensionals are placed on the back.  All the recipient has to do is peel and stick!

Thank you for stopping by my blog - have a great day!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Butterflies

I am not big on butterflies, but liked Jenn Diercks' card so much I had to CASE it (Copy and Steal Everything....acceptable as long as you give the creator the credit.)
Stampin' Up! Products
  • Apricot Appeal cardstock 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" folded
  • Certainly Celery cardstock layer cut at 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Whisper White cardstock layer cut at 5" x 3 3/4"
  • Happy Birthday from the Vintage Labels stamp set was stamped in Rose Red
  • So Saffron 5/8" grosgrain ribbon
  • Beautiful Wings Embosslit die was used to cut out the Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal and Rose Red butterflies
  • Mini Glue Dots
Other Products
  • Swiss dot embossing folder
A quite and easy card.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Crochet Flower

I crochet the flower pictured in this card using DMC embroidery floss.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Card base:  Whisper White is 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" when folder
  • First Layer:  Rose Red cardstock is cut at 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Second Layers: Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper (DSP), top half cut at 5" x 1 1/2", bottom half cut at 5" x 2"
  • Old Olive cardstock
  • Rose Red ink
  • Rose Red 1/4" grograin ribbon - 6 1/4"
  • Small Oval, Word Window and Modern Label punches
  • Movers and Shapers Modern Label die
  • Crimper
  • Dimensionals
Other Products
  • Embroidery floss
  • Button
  • Medium glue dots

  1. The DSP used for the top half of the second layer is glued first to the Rose Red cardstock
  2. The DSP used for the bottom half of the second layer is then added, covering a little DSP already affixed to the Rose Red cardstock
  3. Wrap grosgrain ribbon around the front of the layers and glue to the back  (covers the lines where the two different DSP meet.)
  4. The layers are then glued to the card base
  5. To create the leaves, cut out two small oval punches, fold them lengthwise in half.  Using your crimper angle the folded oval through the crimper
  6. Using medium glue dots, add the leaves to the back of your crochet flower
  7. Place medium glue dots behind flower and attach to card
  8. Stamp image onto DSP and punch out using the Word Window punch
  9. Punch a Modern Label out of Old Olive cardstock
  10. Using the Movers & Shapers Modern Label die, cut one out of Rose Red cardstock
  11. Place completed sentiment onto card using Dimensionals

For directions to create the crochet flowers, check out Nicole's blog HERE.  Please take the time to comment on Nichole's posting to show your appreciation of her sharing her talents with you.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Houndstooth Embossed Card

Inspired by a card designed by Sherrie Barron, I created this card.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Riding Hood Red cardbase is 5 1/4" x 8" and then folded
  • Whisper White cardstock is cut at 4 1/4" x 2 1/8"
  • Night & Day Speciality Designer Series Paper (DSP) is cut at 3 7/8" x 1 1/2"
  • Scallop Trim Border punch
  • Riding Hood Red butterfly is cut using the Beautiful Wings Embosslit die
  • Happy Birthday (from the Well Scripted stamp set) is stamped in Basic Black
  • 3/16" Corner Rounder punch
  • Mini Glue Dots
Other Products
  • Ribbon
  • Houndstooth embossing folder

  1. The card front only is embossed using a houndstooth embossing folder.  A typical folded cardbase measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"; however, the embossing folder only accommodates 5 1/4" x 4".  That is one of the benefits of purchasing Stampin' Up! embossing folders, they are designed to emboss the entire card front of a 5 1/2" x 4" folded cardbase.
  2. Top layers - Whisper White cardstock is first cut at 4 1/4” x 2 1/8".  Using the Scallop Trim Border punch, I punched one side and then trimmed it down to 3 7/8" x 2 1/8" so that the punched border is centered perfectly.  I am bit of a perfectionist.
  3. Stamp Happy Birthday in the upper left hand corner
  4. Apply adhesive to the wrong side/bottom edge only of your Whisper White stamped piece.  Attached this piece to the DSP; exposing 3/4" of the DSP
  5. Round all four corners using the corner rounder punch
  6. Using your favorite method*, tie a knot in the ribbon and wrap it around
  7. Apply adhesive to the back of these layers and affix it to your card base
  8. Add a glue dot to the back of the butterfly and affix on card.
*Tying ribbon can be challenging.  I recently discovered two great videos on tying knots and bows.  Darlene created two fantastic videos showing different ways of tying ribbon.  You can view her videos here.  Please take the time to comment on Darlene's blog to show your appreciation of her sharing her talents with you.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Post-it-Note Holder - Tutorial Available

I created a tutorial for my Post-it-Note holder using the Bind-it-All tool.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Simple Friendship stamp set
  • Kiwi Kiss and Rose Red Stampin' Write markes
  • Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper
  • Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White and Rose Red cardstock
  • 1 3/4" circle punch
  • Brayer
  • Snail
  • Dimensionals
Other Products
  • 3" x 3" Post-it-Note
  • Bind-it-All tool
  • 1/2" Owires
  • Glue stick
  • Ribbon
Tutorial is available for $2.50.  Upon payment, your tutorial will be sent to you by email. I usually check my account twice a day. The email will be sent to the one you have with Paypal, unless otherwise noted. Thank you.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Bind-it-All Post-it-Note Cover

Quick and Easy Gift

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Simple Friendship stamp set
  • Kiwi Kiss and Lovely Lilac ink and marker
  • Kiwi Kiss and Lovely Lilac cardstock
  • Dimensionals
  • 1 3/4" Circle punch
  • Brayer

Other Products
  • Patterned paper
  • Circle and scallop circle dies
  • Chipboard coasters 4"
  • Bind-it-All Owires
  • Ribbon
  • Glue stick
  • Post-it-Note
  • Nail file

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Fan Fold Card

Yes, another Fan Fold card. I like how it adds dimension to a card.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Summer Picnic Designer Series Paper
  • Bashful Blue and Real Red cardstock
  • Real Red ink
  • Very Versatile stamp set
  • Small, Large and Scallop Oval and 3/4" Circle punches
  • Dimensionals
  • Mini Glue Dots

Other Products
  • 4" scallop circle die
  • Fabric covered brad

My tutorial can be purchased for $2.50.  Upon payment, your tutorial will be sent to you by email. I usually check my account twice a day. The email will be sent to the one you have with Paypal, unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


First United Methodist Church
Jasper, Alabama
Wednesday Night Live

Wednesday, August 18
Fellowship Dinner every Wednesday, August 18
Classes begin Wednesday, August 25

Class Description: See what you can create with paper, ink, stamps, glue and ribbon. In this class you will learn how easy and fun it is to make greeting cards, gift bags and party favors.

Fee: $30, $5 discount if paid by August 22 (All materials supplied, please bring your own adhesive)

Call or email me.

United Methodist Women - Conference School of Christian Missions 2010


On Saturday, August 28, the United Methodist Women (Southwest District - Alabama) is offering 2010 Mission Series at the First United Methodist Church in Jasper, AL.

There will be three different areas of study, select one from the following:
  • For the Love of God: The Epistles of John (led by Minne Murell)
  • Joy to the World: Mission in the Age of Global Christianity (Led by Karen Bevill)
  • The Beauty and Courage of Sudan (led by Nancy Lane and Pat Ferrell)
Additional Information
  • First United Methodist Church of Jasper is located at 1800 3rd Avenue South,  Jasper, AL 35501 - Click HERE for map
  • Fee:  $0.00
  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Light lunch provided
  • To register, email me
  • Childcare provided*
*Please let us know if you will be needing childcare

Please check out the United Methodist Women website - click HERE.