Thursday, October 28, 2010

Spooky Friday: BOO!!

Hi everyone! I can't believe this will be my last Halloween post! I just love Halloween and I have had such a great time making all of these spooky projects! For this card I used the Stampin' Up Spider Web embossing folder and then I sponged it with black ink. The ribbon is Basic Grey and the Spider is from My Mind's Eye. I cut the "Boo" on my cricut using Paper Pups (I used the shadow feature and it is cut at 2"). The word was originally welded together but I didn't like how it looked so I cut it apart and used dimensionals to adhere it down. Card stock is Basic Black, Whisper White, and Peach Parfait. This picture shows a close up of the Spider Web embossing folder. This is such a fun folder to use.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderfully wicked HALLOWEEN! 

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Grateful: Day of Gratitude

It is Wednesday and time for a Thanksgiving project.  I just love the new stamp set called Day of Gratitude.  The leaf stamp is from this stamp set and I stamped it in Old Olive.  The sentiment is from the discontinued set called Warm Words.  Even though this set is retired I use it ALL the time! :)  The paper on the bottom of the card is from the BEAUTIFUL Autumn Spice Designer Series Paper that is in the Holiday Mini.  I have bought several packs of this and LOVE it! The paper on the top is Crumb Cake and I embossed it with the Perfect Details embossing plate then sponged it with Early Espresso.  The strip of paper down the middle is some wall paper.  I have a book of wall paper that has some really nice designs in earth tones that I use a lot.  It is thick and really textured.  The buttons are Cajun Craze (with linen thread tied in them) and so is the paper that the leaf is on.  I also used it for the sentiment.  The leaf is stamped on Very Vanilla.  I used the oval punch and the scalloped oval punch for the sentiment.  Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and I hope you are having a Wonderful Wednesday!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Merry Monday: Dasher

Hello everyone!  I hope you all enjoyed the weekend.  We had some really  nice weather and were able to spend some time outside and just relax.  It is time for another Merry Monday card and this week I used the Dasher stamp.  I stamped him with white craft ink and used white embossing powder.  I really like this stamp and you will probably see him again next week! :)  After I embossed the background I sponged it with Early Espresso.  All supplies are Stampin' Up!

  • Card stock:  Crumb cake, Early Espresso, Always Artichoke, Whisper White
  • EDITED TO ADD: I did not use the big shot and top note die on this.  I used my cricut and storybook cartridge.
  • Oval Punch
  • Scallop Oval Punch
  • Perfect Details embossing plate
  • Ink:  White Craft Ink, Early Espresso
  • Dasher Stamp Set
  • 5/8" Grosgrain ribbon in Early Espresso.
Thank you so much for stopping by and I will see you on Wednesday for a Thanksgiving card.
Have a great Monday!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Spooky Friday! Dracula the Cutie!

Hi everyone!  I hope your Friday has been great!  I am hoping to get a lot of crafting done this weekend between football games! :)  The little Dracula that I used is a chipboard piece from My Mind's Eye.  I punched a hole in the card so Dracula is actually on the inside.  I just love doing Halloween projects. I can't believe I only have a short time to complete some more before Halloween actually arrives. 

  • Card stock:  Peach parfait, Basic Black
  • Designer Series Paper in Wicked Fun
  • Lace Trim
  • Scallop Punch
Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Have a super weekend!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pumpkin Shape Card

Hey everyone!  It is week 2 of my Turkey Talk series.  Each Wednesday I am posting a Thanksgiving project.  This week I am posting a pumpkin shape card that I made using the Cricut. I have a cut file posted in the bottom right corner of my blog that you can download.  I used George and Stretch Your Imagination.  This card will also be featured in my Crafty Thursday Card Series video this week.  You can get to my youtube channel from a button on the right side of my blog (video will be posted on Thurs.).  I am just having so much fun making holiday projects and I am really into shape cards lately so between those two things, this project was born! :) 
  • Cricut and Cartridges: George and Stretch Your Imagination
  • Card stock:  Peach Parfait, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
  • Ink:  Early Espresso for the sentiment, Pumpkin Pie to sponge
  • Falling Leaves Stamp Set
  • Old Olive Designer Button
  • Linen Thread
  • Raffia
  • Big Shot
  • Embossing folders:  Swiss Dots, Swirls (those are cuttlebut)
  • Square Lattice Embossing Folder (SU)
Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you are as excited as I am about the countdown to Thanksgiving!  This is the best time of the year!  Have a great day!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Christmas Top Note Box

Hi everyone! This is the video that shows how to make the Christmas Gift Tag Box that I talked about in the post below this one. :) Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Merry Monday: Christmas Gift Tag Box

Happy Monday!  This box is made using the big shot and it will hold quite a few gift tags. (I will be posting pics of the tags in the next week or so).  I will also post a tutorial or video on how I made this box sometime this week. 

All supplies are Stampin' Up!
  • Big Shot and Top Note Die
  • Small and Lg. Scallop Punch
  • Stamp Set:  Punch Pals
  • Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
  • Ribbon in 1 1/4 Striped Grosgrain Ribbon in Old Olive
  • Button and linen thread
Thank you for stopping by today.  I have been having so much fun making Christmas cards and projects.  The holidays are closer that I think!! :)  Have a great day!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Spooky Friday: Trick or Treat Bag

Happy Spooky Friday!!  I made this trick or treat bag using the same design as the Wicked Cool Bag I made with the owl punch.  This is a post from July when I participated in a blog hop.  I have a link to the video that you can view HERE.

All supplies are Stampin' Up!
  • Card stock:  Basic Black, Old Olive, Whisper White
  • Ink:  Old Olive, Basic black
  • Stamp sets used:  Wicked Cool, Batty for You
  • Designer Series Paper is Wicked Fun Specialty
Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  I also want to thank everyone who has placed an order on my Stampin' Up! website!  I am so excited to be your Stampin' Up Demo!!  Those of you who have placed an order will receive an email from me about a punch card reward system that I am working on.  You can earn free stuff!  (If you have never ordered from me or have any questions, please send me an email, comment here, or click on the "SHOP NOW" button on the top right side of my blog). Thanks again,

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Elegant Thanksgiving

Hello everyone!  This is going to be Turkey Talk Wednesday.  Each Wednesday until Thanksgiving I am going to post a different project.  I had such a good time making this card.  Tomorrow on YouTube I will post a Crafty Thursday Card Series Video and this week I am doing this card.  So watch for a video on YouTube tomorrow.  I have a link to my YouTube channel over on the right side of my blog. 

  • Card stock is Stampin' Up! in Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, and Glossy
  • Stampin' Up! ink is Pumpkin Pie
  • Versamark Pad, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Gun
  • SU ribbon in Early Espresso
  • Stamp Set is from SU and it is called Punched Posies (was in the Spring Mini), also the set Falling Leaves which is in the catalog
  • Leaf Punch
  • SU Square Lattice Embossing folder and Big Shot
  • Brayer
  • SU oval punch and scalloped oval punch
  • Raffia
  • Zots Strong Glue Dots
Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Check back on "Spooky Friday"!  Each Friday I am going to post another Halloween project or two until Halloween gets here.  This is my favorite time of the year with all of the Holidays coming up so I thought I would craft as much as I could! :)  Have a great day!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Merry Monday #1 Dasher Card

Happy Monday!  I am really excited about this post because it is a first in a series of posts that I will do each Monday until Christmas.  The posts will be called Merry Monday and I will post a different Christmas craft each week.  This week's post is an elegant Christmas card using the Dasher stamp from Stampin' Up! I just love this stamp and I know you will be seeing more of him during my Merry Monday posts.  I embossed him with craft ink and added a little dazzling diamonds to his antlers (hard to see in pic).  I really love this ribbon, it makes the most beautiful bows and adds the elegant touch to this card.  I hope you like it and I really appreciate you stopping by!! (I am still adjusting to not having the cherries all over my blog but I am enjoying the new design! :)

All supplies are Stampin' Up! except for the embossing folder that I used that is a Cuttlebug folder (which is one of my faves!)
  • Dasher Stamp
  • Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White
  • Craft ink in Chocolate Chip, clear embossing powder
  • Dazzling Diamonds glitter
  • Ribbon is 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon in Early Espresso
Have a great week and stop by Wednesday for Turkey Talk! I am going to post 1 Thanksgiving project each Wednesday until Thanksgiving arrives.  .

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Crafting and Chocolate!

Happy Sunday everyone!  I just had to do a quick post to thank my good friend Kerstin from Germany.  She sent me 2 beautiful cards and some delicious German chocolates to go with it!  What is better than crafting and chocolate?  Not much!! :)  So, thank you so much Kerstin, your work is amazing and the chocolates are to die for!
Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Cherries Are Gone...

....But it is still me! :)  Hey everyone!  Okay, so I really had to change my blog.  I LOVED the cherries but it was really busy and I wanted to just have a simple but nice blog design.  Please honestly tell me what you think.  I was so nervous to do it but I really love how it turned out and I hope you do too. :)  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful rest of the weekend!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Butterfly Birthday

Hello!  I made this birthday card for all of the women in my family. It was quick and simple and I used 2 of my favorite colors:  Peach Parfait and Early Espresso! :)  I hope you enjoy it and thank you so much for stopping by!

All supplies are Stampin' Up!
  • Punched Posies and Flight of the Butterfly Stamp Set
  • Card stock is Peach Parfait, Early Espresso, Whisper White
  • Ink is Peach Parfait and Early Espresso
  • Designer Series Paper:  Elegant Soiree
  • Designer  Button in Pumpkin Pie
  • 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Pumpkin Pie
  • Scallop Edge Border Punch
  • White Gel Pen
Thank you so much for stopping by!  Have a Happy Thursday!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Welcome Home!

Hi everyone!  Thanks again to all of you who entered for the blog candy drawing and congrats to Audrey! :)  This is another page from the scrapbook that I made for my cousin (only a few more to post!).  This is a page that would be perfect for a hospital picture.  I used SCAL for the font and New Arrival for the cuts.  Paper is Stampin' Up! Early Espresso, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake.  Background is DCWV.  Thanks so much for looking.  Have a super week!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Blog Candy Winner!!

Hi everyone!  I am so excited to announce the winner of my blog candy!  I used and here are the results! The winner is Audrey Frelx said...

Wendy, congratulations of 172 followers!!!
That looks like a very pretty set of stamps!
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Congrats Audrey!!  If you send me an email to I will get your set out to you.  Thank you to everyone who entered.  And a huge THANK YOU to all of my wonderful followers and all of the great comments that you leave for me.  It means a lot!  I am hoping to do blog candy at least once a month so check back! :)

Friday, October 1, 2010

Splash and Blog Candy

Hi everyone!  Here is another page from the baby book that I made for my cousin.  I used Create A Critter and some random paper that I had in my stash.  The solid colors are Stampin' Up and Bazzil Bling.  The ribbon is Pear Pizazz. 
Blog Candy:  You can sign up for blog candy on the post below.  I will draw a name and post it tomorrow.  I am so thankful to have such wonderful followers!!  Have a crafty weekend!