Christmas in July

I love making these acorn ornaments! They are really simple to put together, just quite time consuming.

I made 12 of these for my Convention 2012 friend gift swap. I recieved some really lovely gifts in return and I will post pics of those soon.

Happy Stampin',


Ingredients: Be of Good Cheer DSP, Gumball Green Stitched Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Scallop dots ribbon, Very Vanilla seam binding, foam shape and straight pins


Katie's Birthday Card

My sweet Katie celebrated her 9th birthday last month! This is the card I made for her.

How it came about:

I wanted a square card;
I wanted to watercolor;
I wanted to use brown which is currently Katie's favorite color.

I was concerned she may think it was too "babyish" but she loved it!

Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Watercolor paper

Ink: Staz On Black, Pink Pirouette and Real Red

Other: Chocolate Chip Wide Satin Ribbon (retired), Blender pens, Blushing Bride Big Button, Dazzling Diamonds, Scallop Edge Punch, Playdate DSP and nestabilities.

Happy Stamping!



3x3 Set

I love 3x3 cards! I saw this cute little box someplace online but can't recall where. And I think I just scribbled the measurements on a scrap and who knows where that has ended up. So I cannot tell you how I made it, but isn't it cute?

Happy Stamping!


Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Real Red, Whisper White

Stamp Set(s): Fabulous Phrases

Classic Ink: Chocolate Chip

Other: Playdate DSP, Chocolate Chip 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1-5/8" Circle Punch


Merry Christmas Great Granny

This is our Christmas card for Glenn's Granny. I got this pocket quad fold (that is what I am calling it) project idea from Stampin' Success magazine (a magazine for Stampin' Up demonstrators) It totally satisfied my need to include a gift card and some school photos of her great grandchildren. The photos are on tags that can be put up on her bulletin board so she can enjoy them year round. I made a little pocket insert for the gift card.
Deck the Halls DSP set the tone for the project's colors and theme. I love the Antique Brads and Victoria Trim ribbon!
I may have to make another because I am certain that once my Mother-in-Law sees it at her Mom's, she'll be wondering where hers is!
Happy Stamping!
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That Convention Flower

OK, I promised you instructions for that cool ribbon flower from Convention and I never posted them! So rather than keep you waiting until I actually take pics of the process, I have found someone else who has already done that! Click here for a great little tutorial for making these flowers.

Happy Stamping!



That Convention Slider Card

Ohhh easy peasy! See here's another one!

Here's how: trim the flap off an envelope and decorate the front to the envelope. Cut (and decorate or not) a piece of cardstock to slide in and out of the opening of the envelope.
Thats it. Really! Try it for yourself.

Happy Stamping!



Things I Learnt at Convention

My favorite part of Convention was the Main Stage Sessions. Most of these were sessions where various Stampin' Up! staff and even a few demonstrators shared project ideas and ways to use Stampin' Up!'s fabulous product. Various presenters included Shelli Gardner, founder of SU, Brent Steele (this guy is awesome! so funny and talented!), Sara Douglas, and Carrie Cudney to name but a few. This creative ensemble showed us some really, really neat things and I loved every minute of these sessions!

Today I am sharing a few photos that use ideas and techniques I learned from Main Stage sessions. You'll see the instructions in upcoming posts.

One is that fabulous flower! Simple stunning and the crowd definitely "ohhhed and ahhhhed" when that one was shared!

The second is a slider card. You may be thinking (a little sarcastically) "Whoopdedoo"...well just wait until I should you how simple that slider card is to make!

Happy Stamping!