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Friday, September 22, 2017


Today's boxes have a Christmas theme.

The box at the top I won at our meeting.  The deer box uses a window sheet and framelits to cut the hole - also the new LOVELY Champagne Foil Paper.  On the box on the right, I used Embossing Paste and colored it with red ink.  Then I just added some embellishment and the cute little mini bow from the Holiday catalog.  They are a good deal and so cute - come in red, green and white.  You have to have these!  

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


Here are three more mini pizza box ideas.

These boxes are the perfect size for little notecards, using our mini envelopes.  The ones on the left using DSP and the Daisy stamp set.  The one on the right contains cards left over from the Soft Sayings Card Kit.  Now, who will I be giving these to?

See you Friday for some Christmas boxes.

Monday, September 18, 2017


I am pre-posting this week's posts because I am now at the beach.  Yippee!  Hoping that Hurricane Jose stays out to sea.

For our team meetings I did a presentation on the mini pizza boxes in the Holiday Catalog.  So that is what I will share this week.  Here are the first 3, centering around special days.  Yes, you can cut the box with a thinlit and run it through the Big Shot.

I love how these turned out.
Come back Wed to see a few more.

Friday, September 15, 2017


Just a quick share this morning as I rush out the door for a full day.  I am sharing several bridge fold cards made by Sondra Jumper at our Sept stamp fest.  She also made several others that were beautiful.

If you look up bridge fold on Pinterest you can find several demonstrations of how to do this.  I haven't done one yet myself, but it is on my to-do list.  Here is one tutorial that is quick and easy by Lyssa Griffin Zwolanek.  Thanks, Lyssa.

Come back next week.  I will be at the beach, but have three posts that will share samples of the mini pizza boxes I decorated as a demonstration for our Joyful Heart Stampers' meeting.  So much fun.

Thursday, September 14, 2017


Back again today.  The card I am sharing today is one made by Tiffany who demonstrated at our stamp fest.  Stampin' Up has brought back the Glossy Card Stock and I am so glad. There are so many things you can do with glossy.  Here is one of her samples.

This is called the Faux Woodgrain technique.  This is really very simple to do.  Just open your ink pad and make sure the lid is clicked into place so it doesn't slide around.  Then take your pad and simply slide it down your glossy paper with a direct to paper approach.  Then go back and use just the edges of the ink pad to slide some "lines" or "grain" onto the paper.  You can use one color or multiple colors together for a different look.  Let your paper dry for a few minutes before adding more layers.
I will definitely be trying to make some of these.  I love that we can bring back some old techniques.
See you again Friday for my regular Friday post.  

Wednesday, September 13, 2017


So sorry I missed Monday.  Not sure where it went.  I am posting a picture today of a card we made at our Joyful Heart Stampers stamp fest.  It is SO pretty and yet so simple.  Isn't that sometimes the case?!  I think this might be one of our Christmas stamp-a-stack cards.

This picture does not do this card justice, because it uses the beautiful Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape from the Holiday Catalog that is shiny and sparkly and WOW! The message is heat embossed with gold to add another layer of bling.  I LOVE this card.

Come back tomorrow for another card post since I forgot to blog on Monday.

Friday, September 8, 2017


I have been working on some simple cards for a new venture.  On Monday I will be having a card class at a local retirement community.  The people there are not all OLD so I think it is something they will enjoy doing.  Here are the cards we will be making.  I'll let you know how it goes.  The cards use some retired DSP and Washi Tapae.

Both of these cards with their messages, make me think of all the people in Houston and those in the path of Hurricane Irma.  Prayers surely go out to them for safety.  My prayer is that God will turn this storm out to see.  We need a miracle!