Friday, June 28, 2013

Modern Medley

Here is the card I said that I would post for MOJO299. As I said in the previous post, the colors I chose where a , Hmm moment. I really wasn't quite sure about them,
 but as I looked at  the card for a day or two, they "grew" on me.


What do you think?

Modern Medley 126926
 So Saffron 105118,  Pool Party 122924
Very Vanilla  101605, Basic Black 121045

Black Stazon Ink 101406
 Pool Party 126982, So Saffron 126957

Chalk Talk 130634, Secret Garden 129144

Bird Builder punch 117191, Extra Large Oval Punch 119859,
Circles #2 Originals 114526
 Chalk Talk Dies 129983, Secret Garden 129372

Additional Products

SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, Multipurose Liquid Glue
Pearl Basic Jewels 119247

Thanks for stopping by and remember,  stay CRAFTY!

After answering some emails and checking in on my
other social accounts, I'm off to packing.

Anyone available to help? If so, I'll send you my address!


Available Holiday Stamps

Here is another project I had made using the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set with matching dies.


Here are the stamps I promised to post yesterday. 

Ornament Keepsakes 
9 stamps 
128048 $34.95 Wood
128051 $25.95 Clear

 Framelits Dies
Designed to frame around stamped images from
 the Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set 
so you can see where to cut the images!  
Largest ornament: 3-1/16" x 1-3/4". 8 dies. 

 127816 Holiday Ornaments - $24.95

Snowflake Soiree
6 Stamps
127922 $29.95  Wood
127925 $21.95  Clear 

Greetings of the Season 
4 Stamps
128030  $15.95 Wood
 128033  $11.95 Clear

 Jewish Celebrations
5 Stamps
128042 $25.95 Wood
128045 $18.95 Clear

5 Stamps
127970 $25.95 Wood
127973 $18.95 Clear

More Merry Messages
10 Stamps
126400 $32.95  Wood
126402 $24.95  Clear

 Let’s trim the tree! Little star, ornament, and tree punches. 
$16.95 126882 Merry Minis

Have a great weekend. We will be moving some things into the house from our trip to AZ and from our Motor Home. San Marcos is supposed to be having a warm weekend! I pray we can stay cool.



Thursday, June 27, 2013

This and That

No, this is not the title of a TNT Thursday post! 

Actually, I am was not able to get one up and posted this week. We are in "full swing" with moving into our new home in California. Gads, I really have forgotten what an ordeal buying and moving can be. Our transition from our motorhome into our 14X40 mobile in Arizona was a breeze. 
This has been a little more entailed, but on the whole, exciting and fun.

We have added shutters to the front windows and are meeting with the landscaper early next week. I think we will be staying with dessert  plants, 
since my husband and myself don't have a "green thumb" 
and want to keep maintenance low. Anyone have any suggestions?

I will be posting a card tomorrow that I created for the MOJO Monday challenge. The colors were a little bit of a struggle for me, but after looking at it for a day, I think I'm okay with it. So please stop by tomorrow and tell me what you think.

Returning Holiday Sets

For those of you that are already thinking Christmas, just a reminder. There are still holiday stamps that have been carried over from last years catalog.

Remember this Ornament project? Well, this stamp set with matching framelits is returning. I know I will be working on mine as soon as
 I get settled in my new studio.

I really need to get moving along. I will try to put up the list of returning Holiday stamps tomorrow.

Have a great day and stay CRAFTY!


Monday, June 24, 2013

A Blue "Lobsta"?

Boy, did I have a hard time stamping this great Lobster image from By the Tide in blue! But it needed to be done. I wanted to use the 2 new beautiful 2013-2014 In Colors, Coastal Cabana and Baked Brown Sugar paper, and just thought the blue would give me a softer look.

This is for a young lady who just was hired for a teller position at a bank in Maine, and I wanted to keep the colors on the feminine side. I hope she likes it.

By the Tide 129120, Happy Day 130297

Coastal Cabana 131297, Baked Brown Sugar 131296 
 Crushed Curry 131199
Very Vanilla 101650

Coastal Cabana ink  131175, Crushed Curry ink 131173

Neutrals Candy Dots (Chocolate Chip)  130934

1" circle Punch 119868 
 Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack 118309

Square Lattice Folder 119976, Honeycomb 129378
Additional SU! Products

SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots

** This is an older Mojo Monday sketch(#178)**

Thanks for stopping by today and stay CRAFTY!


Sunday, June 23, 2013

Thinking of You

I had a little extra time this weekend before the craziness of moving sets in motion and was able to create this card for,  Freshly Made Sketches #91. I don't join these challenges often, but this one intrigued me. 

Not because I don't like the challenges."Clean" tends to be an area of card making that is difficult for me. I liked to add multiple layers and embellishments, but I have been wanting to use the Mosaic Madness stamp with the matching punch in a vertical lay out, and this filled the bill.
Wisteria Wonder 122922,Basic Black 121045
Modern Medledy 126926

Mosaic Madness 130249, Thoughts and Prayers 127805

Wisteria Wonder Ink 126985, Basic Black 126980

Candy Dots ( Neutrals) 130934

Chalk Talk dies 129983

Additional  SU Products
Corner rounder, SNAIL adhesive, Multipurpose Glue
Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by and have a CRAFTY day!


Saturday, June 22, 2013

Thank You

This is just a quick card and a quick post for today using an older MOJO Monday sketch. I created this as  a "group" thank you for some friends 
of mine in Scottsdale.

Whisper White 110650, Island Indigo 122923 
Daffodil Delight 119683, Strawberry Slush 131295
Gingham Garden DSP  129310

Sassy Salutations 126707

Itty Bitty Punch Pack 118309, 1/2" Circle 119869

Perfect Polka Dots 117335

Rhinestones Basic Jewels 119246

SU! SNAIL Adhesive, Glue Dots, Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Have a wonderful day and stay CRAFTY!



Thursday, June 20, 2013

TNT Thursday

Today's TNT Thursday will not only include a Post-a-Note holder, but a few instructions on how to make the packaging to put it in.

Here are the pieces to put together the holder and the package.

The holder measures 
3 1/4" x  71/2"
Scored at 3 1/2" and 4"


The top panels are

2 1/2"x 2 3/4"
2 1/2" x 2 1/4"

Decorate the smaller front panel. I used Mosaic Madness 
with the coordinating punch and added several Basic Rhinestone Jewels on mine.

Apply Sticky Tape to the back of one package of notes and adhere to the
 inside back close to the scored line as shown below.
** It actually can be adhered even closer then what is shown here.

Next work on the packaging. I used a Stampin'Up! 4" X  6" Cellophane Bag.
I cut a strip of solid CS 4 1/4" X 2" and scored it in half. I then applied a 3/4" X  4" piece of matching DSP and centered it on the CS strip.

I folded the cello bag over about 1/2" and stapled it closed

I then I used 2 pieces of Double-Sided Tape to adhere the strip to the top of the bag. * I used a smaller piece of tape for the front so it can be opened easily.

I punched a small tag from the A Round Array stamp set and a coordinating solid CS circle , layered them and punched a small hole for the Bakers Twine. I also ran a piece of twine around the closure and tied it in a double bow.

I hope you will give this a try. They can be as simple or as "fancy" as you want and would make really nice gifts for workmates, teachers, friends , etc.

Have a great day and stay CRAFTY!


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

I Miss You Already

Here is my card today using MOJO Monday298 sketch challenge.

I had fun playing with the colors on this card. I was tempted 
to keep it monochromatic, but the Pumpkin Pie won out!

Whisper White 100730, Pumpkin Pie 105117, Island Indigo 122923
Quatrefancy DSP 130141

Really Good Greetings 130333, Mosaic Madness 130249

Bitty Banners 129267, 7/8" Scallop Circle 129404
1 3/4" Scallop Circle 119845
Itty Bitty Punch Pack 118309

Other SU Products Used
SNAIL Adhesive, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Glue Dots
Stampin' Dimensionals, Pearl Basic Jewels
Whisper White Baker's Twine 124262

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful and CREATIVE day!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Happy Big Day

Today's card is  one I created for the MOJO Monday 297 blog challenge.

My selection of paper and stamps were so easy for this card. I knew I needed an extra birthday card in my stash and the  Birthday Basics DSP and the  
Chalk Talk  stamps and framelits were perfect for the task at hand. 

Combining them both just made this  card so easy.

Birthday Basics DSP 130145
 Very Vanilla CS 101650, 
 Island Indigo 122923
Raspberry Ripple 126842

Chalk Talk 130634 , Hearts a Flutter 129252

Chalk Talk dies 129983, Large Scallop Edgelits 127019
 Hearts a Flutter die 130159

Perfect Polka Dots 117335, Chevron 127749
Candy Dots (neutrals collection) 130934

Big Shot 113349, Big Shot Magnetic Platform 130658

Stampin Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend and stay CRAFTY!


Thursday, June 13, 2013

TNT Thursday

I thought for today's tutorial we would put together a little gift box.

This particular one is based on a "pizza" box. The lid fits over the bottom section of the box, but is still part of the main box. 

Let's get started

You will need to cut your paper for the box at 5 1/2" x 8".
I used solid SU Card Stock because it is sturdier.

The CS is scored at landscape position at
1", 3 1/2", 4 1/2", 7"

Horizontal position at
1", 4 1/2"

After you have scored  the CS, clip the tabs as shown in the picture below. The left hand side is the box and the right side is the lid.

Fold all sections on their scored lines using your bone folder.

At the the corners of the tabs, I found that taking a small triangle piece from each corner helps the box corners fit tight.


Next put some type of sticky tape or liquid glue on
 the inside connecting pieces.



The completed box

Cut 2 pieces of CS at 2 3/4" x 4"
2 pieces of DSP 2 1/2" X 4"

Take the CS and using the edgelit and the Big Shot, cut close to 
the edge as the below picture shows.

Layer the remaining pieces to the CS and round the 
corners with a corner rounder.

These pieces are then adhered to the top and bottom of the completed box lining up the straight edge to the back of the box top and bottom. 

I stamped and cut the image with the new Chalk Talk stamp and edgelits.

 Cut a 18"-20" piece of ribbon and wrap around the box and tie in a bow. Cut the ends.
To add a little more fluff to the bow, I put a small piece of ribbon through the hole
 of the tag and tied it a simple bow, then tied it around the knot of the first.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Tool Talk

Better then sliced bread? I sure do think so.

  Stampin' Up's! new Magnetic Platform 130658 is a must have in your crafting arsenal if you LOVE using Framelits and Edgelits and don't want to mess with sticky notes to hold things down.

I tested it over the  weekend and I'm impressed. Although they suggest using flat Standard Cutting Pads, I didn't have any newer pads and it worked fine.  

I run mine through the Big Shot flipping them over every other time, which does prevent them for getting to warped. I think you can tell by the pictures that they are also fairly etched and that didn't seem to affect the framelits or edgelits staying in place either.

For my test I used the new Chalk Talk Framelits (129983) that I just received.

The "sandwich"
Magnetic Platform
Standard Cutting Pad
(cutting edge face down) on paper
Standard Cutting Pad

I ran it through and everything stayed in place nicely.

To further test the strength of the magnets,
I set the platform up on its edge against the Big Shot and the framelits didn't move.

I then used the tiny insert to make a tag. No problem there either. I was able to line it up and it stayed just were I put it.

Here they are all cut and removed from the framelits.

There is a warning on the side of the platform for people who have pacemakers. So be mindful of that if you are either selling this, have people using it or using it yourself.

I really think this is a winner for all of use that love our Big Shot (113439) and love using the framelits and edgelits. It truly makes cutting them hassle free.

If you are interested in buying this great tool, please consider buying it from me. I would love to have you as a customer!

 Just click on the SHOP NOW button to the left which will bring you right to my Stampin'Up! store. Place your order and it will be delivered right to your doorstep
by one of those cute UPS guys!

 Make it a great and CRAFTY day!


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