Monday, October 25, 2010

Just in might need this

M&M Candy Stixs - Alabama and Auburn Fans

I have M&M Candy Stixs leftover from the Heritage Festival.  Originally $1.50, now $1.25 each.  Each stix has approximate 22 - 24 M&M pieces

  • Halloween - nine available - (Pumpkin reads You light up the place)

  • Seven available (reads "for you") - houndstooth paper SOLD
  • Halloween - Two available (Dracula reads Fangs for the memories)  SOLD

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Cardinal Post-it-Note Desk Holder

I am finished making everything I plan on taking to the Heritage Festival this weekend.  This was my last creation.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Two-Step Bird Extra-Large Punch
  • Decorative Label
  • Basic Black, Garden Green and Riding Hood Red cardstock
  • Riding Hood Red ink
  • Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker
  • Stamping Sponge
  • Holiday & Wishes stamp set
  • Uniball Signo Gel Pen - white
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Dimensionals

Other Products
  • Patterned paper
  • Post-it-Note
  • 4" x 6" acrylic picture frame
  • Evergreen hand punch

YES, you can create this cardinal, follow steps in my tutorial - $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, October 11, 2010

Happy Birthday





Sunday, October 10, 2010

Blog Award

I received a blog award - my first!! .......I'm speechless. 

I have been given the "Cherry on Top" blog award from Pam at Wacky Whippet Stamper.  It is a small, small world, Pam and I are nearly neighbors and met each other through our blogs.  I just started subscribing to Pam's blog through Feedburner.  Every time Pam posts to her blog, I receive and email.  Check out her blog and you will want to receive her email updates as well.

Thank you Pam for making my day!

The rules for receiving this award

Thank the person that passed it to you.
  1. Copy the award to your blog.
  2. Share three things about yourself that you enjoy doing.
  3. Pass the award to 5 others.
The three things I would like to share with you are:
  1. I love cardmaking and paper crafting
  2. I enjoy sending PIF* cards
  3. I enjoy being part of a card ministry for United Methodist Women and the Adams/Johnston Circle
*What is a PIF Card?
When I send someone a birthday, thank you, or thinking of you card, it is usually a PIF card. The handmade card is not signed; instead, I enclose a little note telling them that this is a card for them to use by Paying it Forward.

I give this award to:
  1. Joan - Joan's Daily Stampede (check out her YouTube Channel)
  2. Chris - For Love of Paper (check out her YouTube Channel)
  3. Darlene - Dreaming about Rubber Stamping (check out her YouTube Channel)
  4. Lynda - Lynda's Quiet Time
  5. Yvonne - Paper Flourish
I had a hard time picking just five blogs to pass this on to. There are so many wonderful and inspiring blogs out there that I follow and enjoy reading. Thanks to all the bloggers who showcase their gorgeous creations and create fantastic YouTube tutorials for all to enjoy!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Just Believe - My New Top Pick

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Basic Black cardbase - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper (DSP) - 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Basic Black cardstock - 3 3/4" x 5"
  • Sweet Pea DSP - 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"
  • Stazon Black Ink
  • Just Believe and Sincere Salutations stamp sets
Other Products
  • Satin ribbon - 5/8"

Monday, October 4, 2010

Fall Colors - Thinking of You

My favorite season is Fall...even though Winter (big sigh!) always follows.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Chocolate Chip textured cardbase - 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Tangerine Tango - 4" x 3 3/4"
  • Chocolate Chip cardstock - 3 3/4" x 3 1/2"
  • Whisper White cardstock - 3 1/2" x 3 1/4"
  • Upsy Daisy and Sincere Salutations stamp sets
  • Chocolate Chip ink
Other Products
  • Satin ribbon 1/2"

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Joy Fold Card

If you want to give a unique greeting card, Chris Twina created a great video tutorial on the Joy Fold card.  The video with step by step instructions including measurements can be found here

I am so grateful for the talented women that share and create wonderful tutorials.  Comments are always appreciated, please leave Chris a comment or a thumbs up on her YouTube webpage.

The cardbase with the stamped image, tucks underneath the bird.  This first card opens up in the opposite way from Chris's video.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Really Rust cardstock
    • Main cardbase is cut at 8 1/2" x 4 1/4" and scored at 5 1/2"
    • Secondary cardbase is cut at 8" x 3" and scored at 4"
  • Autumn Vine Designer Series Paper (DSP)
    • Outside flap is cut at 2 3/4" x 4"
    • Inside of card is cut at 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Two pieces cut at 3 3/4" x 2 3/4"
  • Stamped Images
    • Elements of Style stamped in Really Rust ink
    • Sincere Salutations (Get Well soon) stamped in Chocolate Chip
  • Two-Step Bird Extra-Large punch
    • Body - More Mustard cardstock
    • Wing - Autumn Vine DSP
    • Twig - Sage Shadow cardstock
  • Dimensionals

This card opens the same way as the card in Chris's video. 

Stampin' Up! Products  (measurements are the same as above)
  • Old Olive and Whisper White cardstock
  • Green Tea Designer Series Paper
  • Bird is made using Baja Breeze cardstock
  • Elements of Style is stamped in Old Olive ink
  • Sincere Salutations is stamped in Night of Navy ink

*Helpful hint - Make sure the bird's tail does not stick outside the cardbase.  You can already see the "wear and tear" on my poor little bird.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Just Believe

I was inspired to create this card after seeing a card made by Diane Gilbert. This is a new stamp set by Stampin' Up! - definitely one of my Top Picks!

Stampin' Up! Products
  • So Saffron cardbase - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (folded)
  • Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper - 4" x 5 1/4"
  • So Saffron cardstock - 2 3/4" x 4 3/4"
  • Whisper White cardstock - 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"
  • Taken with Teal cardstock butterflies
  • Just Believe and Thoughts and Prayers stamp sets
  • Old Olive Ink
  • Old Olive 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
  • Large and Scallop Oval punches
  • Beautiful Wings Sizzix Embosslit die
  • Dimensionals
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue