Thursday, December 29, 2011

Samples for Tuesday Jan 3rd Cardmaking class

The first class of 2012 will be held at Hobby Lobby Ashwaubenon on Tuesday Jan 3rd, at 9:30 til noon and again at 5:30 PM to 7:50.
The theme for this class is Mens cards. We will make 5 mens cards including envelopes. Cost per person is $10.   
You furnish a basic stamping kit containing tape or glue, scissors, bone folder if desired and anything else you would like to bring along.
I will furnish all paper, envelopes, stamps, ink and any embellishments needed to complete your cards as well as foam mounting squares and glue dots.
All you need to do is call me at 366-8915 or email me at and let me know which session you would like to attend.  
EARLY BIRD SIGN UP SPECIAL anyone signing up for this class BEFORE midnight Friday DEC 30th will receive a little stamping gift. SO don’t wait, call or email me NOW.  
Here are the samples--------------------------------------------


Sunday, December 25, 2011

Holiday Inspiration Project for Sunday, Christmas Day

Good morning stamping friends.    Today I would like to wish each and everyone of  you a very Merry Christmas.   And I'd like to thank you for following along with my blog.  I have you have enjoyed the postings of the past 6 weeks or so and that I have in some small way, inspired you.  
Today I am posting MY LAST daily holiday inspiration of 2011 but rest assured I will do it again next year.    Here is todays holiday offering.
For the coming months I will only be posting a few times a month but I do hope you will continue to visit my blog all year through.    Merry Christmas to you all.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Holiday Inspiration Project for Saturday December 24th

It's Christmas eve, and we have snow on the ground for Christmas.  Yippee    We got about 2 inches last night and everything looks so clean and pristine. I LOVE the first snowfall, specially if I don't have to shovel it. LOL
Lots of little odds and ends things to do today to get ready for tonight.   Can't wait,   watching the grandkids open thier gifts has always been such a treat for me.  
After gift opening, we all feast on dishes each family has prepared.   I am making Turkey slop on buns and I made my annual dish of smoked salmon spread.   Deb called last night and she is making her ever popular cheesy vegetable soup.  YUM    love that stuff.   Don't know what everyone else is bringing but we always have tons of yummy stuff to eat.
Now here is my holiday stamping idea for today. This is a card I offered in a class here at my house last year before I started teaching cardmaking at Hobby Lobby.   The class was called OVER THE TOP Christmas cards.   This is has lots of sparkle as the holly image is embossed with a sparkly gold embossing powder.  
See you tomorrow morning with my LAST daily holiday posting for 2011.   

Holiday Inspiration Project for Friday December 23rd

Its getting close guys.   Just one more day to Christmas eve.   Are you ready?   I have things pretty much under control as I write this.   Santa should arrive during the early evening tomorrow and then all of the kids, spouses and grand kids will be here to open gifts and be together.  It IS my favorite night of the year.  
Now for todays holiday stamping project, I share with you my favorite  card I have made for Christmas that I have made.  Partially because its blue but mainly because I love the sponging of the color all around the card.  Hope you like it too!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Holiday Inspiration Project for Thursday December 22nd

Today I am sharing a card we did this past fall in one of the cardmaking classes at HL.   For several weeks I added a Christmas card to each class and this is one of the cards we did.    The mittens are a die cut using the Stacked mitten die from Spellbinders.  
Only a few more days left til Christmas.  My last holiday inspiration project post will be Saturday, Dec 24th, Christmas eve.    See you back here tomorrow for another stamping idea for Christmas.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Holiday Inspiration Project for Wednesday December 21st

Todays project was offered in a card making class early in Nov and is actually a little gift in a card.   The card itself was made using a A2 envelope.   Inside is a package of hot cocoa mix.    Isn't this a cute idea?
See you tomorrow with another holiday stamping idea.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Holiday Inspiration Project for Tuesday December 20th

Good morning stamping friends.    Today I am sharing with you a Christms card I did as a SU demo.   Love the looks of the 3D ornaments.    Hope you like it too.
 See ya tomorrow with another stamped Christmas idea.

Holiday Inspiration Project for Monday Dec 19th

Hey everyone   Christmas day is getting close.  Hope you have all  your cardmaking done and the post office is sending them on their way.  We finished up the gift shopping and grocery/drink list yesterday so now we just have a little gift wrapping and cleaning to do as well as cooking for Christmas eve and Christmas brunch and dinner.   
My holiday stamping idea for you today is a card we did in Oct I beleive,   its a large card (5x7 inches) but I think its oh so pretty.  Hope you like it too.
I'll be back tomorrow with another stamped item.  Hope you will be here to see it.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Holiday Inspiration Project for Sunday, December 18th

Today I am sharing a card I offered in a class at HL a couple months ago.   In October I started adding an optional Christmas card to each class I offered and this is one of the cards we did a while back.   Although you can't see it on the picture, there is glitter added to the pine boughs on the front of the card.
See you Monday with another holiday idea.    Until then, GO PACK GO!!!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Holiday Inspiration Project for Saturday December 17th

This is a mug I made using a couple pillow box die cuts.    I taped them together in a strip & then formed a loop with them.   Added a bottom and a handle and waaaallllaaaaaa   I had a mug.   Trimmed it up for the holidays and added the ingredients for snowman soup------hot cocoa mix, mini marshmallows and a canndy cane for stirring.  YUM    cute little gift.   Be back tomorrow with another idea for you to stamp.    bye bye

Friday, December 16, 2011

Holiday Inspiration Project for Friday December 16th

This card features a snowglobe stamp from Stampin Up.   I did this card for a swap I did with other SU demos. 
I'll be back tomorrow with another holiday stamping idea.  Hope you will be back too.

Holiday Inspiration Project for Thursday December 15th

Todays holiday project is a card I made 2 years ago------using the pine tree from Stampin Ups Lovely as a Tree set.   The white "snow" you see is Tulips Puffy Paint.   I put a little where I wanted the snowy effect, sprinkled it with glitter while still wet, and heated it SLIGHTLY to puff it up.    
Will be back tomorrow with another idea.    Have a great Thursday.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Holiday Inspiration Project for Wednesday December 14th

I made htis card last year.  Love this little snowmans face.   Isn't he just the cutest ever?   Stamp is from Just Rite Rubber stamps.    Papers are from Stampin Up.
See  you tomorrow for another holiday stamping idea.

Holiday Inspiration Project for Tuesday December 13th

Todays project is a box (hand made) with an acetate top, filled with hand made gift tags.   Not sure where I found the pattern for the box but it was rather easy to make.  Stamps are from Stampin Up.
See you tomorrrow with more holiday stamping ideas. 

Holiday Inspiration Project for Monday Dec 12th

This is another item I made while I was a demo for Stampin Up.  I did this for a blog hop using the set Come to Bethlehem.   Its a wall hanging that fits nicely into the round box I made to fit it.   Sorry I DID NOT write down directions for how I made the box.   I just experimented til I got what I wanted.  

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Holiday Inspiration for Thurs, Friday & Sat, Dec 8, 9, & 10th

Whoa!  I am a few days behind!!!!   Don't know how that happened but today will be catch up day.   For Thursdays project I am sharing a metal clad candle, and gift box w tag that I made last year.  The metal is a sheet of thin metal that can be embossed, or die cut, or left plain.  In this case I used an embossing folder to give the metal some texture.  
For Fridays project I am sharing a card I did when I was a SU demo.   I did case this card from someone as I loved the shadow box effect of the card.   
and for todays project---------------this is a cute little folded hanging ornament I made yesterday using instructions I received from    Such an easy project but lots of wow factor.   I am thinking some bling here----maybe glitter or faux rhinestones.   What do you think?

Unfortunately my pictures are not real clear but I think you get the idea.   Now head on over the Dawns site and watch her video and learn how to make this.  You won't believe how quick and easy it really is!!!!!
And I will be back tomorrow with another holiday stamping idea.   Have a wonderful Saturday. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Holiday Inspiration Project for Wednesday December 7th

The item I would like to share with you today is  a cute little box i made last year using the fancy favor box die from SU.   Isn't he just toooooooooooo cute?   Easy too.
See you tomorrow with another Christmas stamping idea.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Holiday Inspiration Project for Tuesday December 6th

This card was one I did last year.  IT is a spinner card and was sooooo much fun to make.  I pretty much copied the whole card from a gal who calls herself Frenchie.   I found the tutorial for the little sledding snowman HERE    This gal has some wonderful tutorials on her site and she has LOADS of inspiration in the way of great stamped samples.   Go check out her site.   Click the HERE button.   Have a great Tuesday everyone.   See you tomorrow with another holiday idea.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Holiday Inspiration Project for Monday December 5th

Today I am sharing a picture of cards I did in a Christmas Card Buffet last year.    We did 5 cards that day and here they are.    All stamps are from Stampin Up.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Holiday Inspiration Project for Sunday, December 4th

Todays share is one I did 2 years ago as gifts to the Cardmaking club I belong to.   The clear glass ornaments were decorated with rub ons from Stampin Up.  I placed some clear glue inside the ornament, and then added clear irredescent glitter.   When dry I replace the tops of the ornaments, and added ribbon and a bow on the hanger.  
Have a great Sunday.   See you tomorrow with another holiday project!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Holiday Inspiration Project for Friday & Saturday Dec 2nd and 3rd

OH Boy   I missed yesterdays post.  So today you will see 2 samples for some holiday ideas.    I was busy shopping yesterday for furniture for our family room and completely forgot about posting here.   shame on me!    well today I will make up for it.
The first holiday stamping idea is one that i did a couple years ago using Stampin Ups Lovely as a tree.    I find myself using this set so often all year round.   I stamped the trees with black on the vellum, stamped the words with silver ink, then embossed with silver ep.   Next I turned the vellum over and using blue ink, I sponged the  back of the vellum randomly to give the appearance of clouds. I tore the bottom of the vellum and then punched the corners with the southwestern corner punch and added a silver brad in each corner.   Using a white gel pen, I added snowy accents to the trees. 
The second card for today was done a couple years ago when I was still a SU demo.   I used the SU ornament stencil set from that years holiday mini to sponge glue ink onto white to create the ornament.  Then I used gold ink to sponge on the swirl.  I punched out an ornament top and added a little piece of gold cording for the hanger. 
Well thats it for today.   Come back tomorrow for another holiday stamping idea.      

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Holiday Inspiration Project for Thursday December 1st

I received an order from Darlene at Dutch Paper Crafts yesterday and Buddy (I presume its her husband) snet a little "extra" goodie.   It was a sheet of images that were perforated so you could pop them out of the sheet.    I wish I could remember what the name of this technique is called.   YOu have a basic image and then you add additional layers of certain items of the image using thin foam to give lots of dimension to the finished image.   Here is what I created using the sheet of adorable critters I was given.   Someone asked me how long it took to make, because it looks labor intensive.  It took me less than an hour to create this.  I WAS going to send it out to someone for Christmas but I can't bear to part with it so it is on display in my living room. LOL   and here   is the card
I keep forgetting to tell you, and maybe you already know this, but you can see a larger view of my pictures just by clicking on the image.   See you tomorrow with yet another holiday project.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Holiday Inspiration Project for Wednesday Nov 30th

WOW  today is the LAST day of November.  Less than a month til Christmas.   How are you doing on your holiday preparations?   I have a way to go but not to worry-----I always manage to pull it all together by the afternoon of the 24th (we celebrate with our family that night here at our home)  
Ok  enough chatter.    Todays holiday stamping inspiration project is a card I did last year.  It features a retired stamp set from Stampin Up but one of my favorite stamp sets of all time.   Hope  you like the card.
I'll be back tomorrow with another holiday idea.   Will you?    hope so!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Holiday Inspiration Project for Tuesday Nov 29th

I received an email today from the Paper Crafters Library showing this great project.  Well I liked it so much I decided to make one to give as a door prize tonight at my card making class at Hobby Lobby.   Someone is going to win this item.   You can go to the PC Library and find a tutorial to make this by clicking HERE        In the meantime here is my COCOA FOR TWO that I made this morning.   Good luck to the girls attending class tonight,  one of you WILL be taking this home with you.

thats it for todays holiday stamping inspiration project.   See you tomorrow with another idea.   Have a great Tuesday.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Holiday Inspiration Project for Monday Nov 28th

Todays project is another cute little winter treat.    It consists of 3 peppermint patties (the little variety) and lots of punchies.    Simple to put together, each pattie has a circle taped to it, and then the details are added.   3 to a package creates an adorable little snowman treat.    See you tomorrow with another Christmas stamping idea.    Happy Monday!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Holiday Inspiration Project for Sunday, Nov 27th

Todays project is one I did 2 years ago in a Holiday Stamp Camp.   It is a wine glass votive and is so simple to make,    The shade is made of vellum.  We stamped the trees with versamark and embossed with white embossing powder.   Working from the BACK SIDE, we masked a spot for hte moon and sponged with yellow ink.   Then we used the punched out circle and covered the yellow moon so we could sponge blue ink all over the rest of the shade.    Scalloped the bottom edge and poked a little hole in each scallop.  We added a pretty blue ribbon around the stem of the glass, and a couple glittered snowflakes.    DO NOT use with real candles, the little battery operated votives are much safer when working with paper.
See you tomorrow with another holiday stamping idea. 

Samples for Tuesday Nov 29th Sympathy/Get Well Card Class

I know this is short notice but didn't decide til late last week what the theme for this weeks class was going to be.  Actually some of YOU decided that for me.   _Please know I appreciate any suggestions you wish to make so don't hesitate to tell me what YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE!    Ok  here are the 3 sympathy cards--------

and here are  the 2 get well cards--------

If you wish to attend this class, you must call or email me BEFORE NOON tomorrow as I need time to prep everything.    The cosst of the class is $10 and each card includes an envelope.   All you bring is tape or glue, and a scissors and of course DON'T forget your smiles!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Holiday Inspiration Project for Saturday Nov 26th

Todays project is one we are doing today at my first Christmas Stamp a Stack.    This cute little snowman holds a yummy Hersheys Mini Chocolate bar.    Isn't he just the cutest?

See  you tomorrow with another idea for your holiday stamping.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Holiday Inspiration Project for Friday Nov 25th

Todays project is one I offered at a stamp sale a couple months ago.   These are such cute little boxes/bags and could hold a gift card, cash, a piece of jewelry, or candy or cookie treats.   Aren't they cute?   The box itself is cut using the Fancy Favor box die.  
I'll be back tomorrow with another holiday idea to make.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Holiday Inspiration Project for Thursday Nov 24th

Today I am going to deviate a little from what I have been doing daily here in that I want to offer a special thank you to all of you who follow my blog and those that attend my classes at Hobby Lobby today on Thanksgiving Day.   It never ceases to amaze me how strangers come together to share our love of stamping and end up being dear friends.   How special is that!   So today I want to thank all of you whom I  have come to know because of our sharing of our hobby, and have come to love because you are so special.    Thank you, thank you,  thank you.  This one is for you!

Back tomorrow with another Holiday Stamping Inspiration.   Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


The 1st Annual Christmas Stamp a stack is this coming Saturday, Nov 26th from 9:30 AM til 3 PM
You will make 10 cards, 5 different designs (samples are shown below. There will be Christmas music, homemade Christmas cookies, Pretzels and sweet mustard dip, hot cocoa and cider, door prizes and LOTS OF FUN!    Contact me for more info if you would like to attend.
and now for the 5 cards we are doing

 and last but not least, a card I cased from Monica Weaver.   The card was so perfect the way she did it, the only change I made from hers was the word NOEL.   Everything else was done the way she did it.  Thank you Monica.  You are such an inspiration to me!
So don't waste any time.   Call or email me to register for this class.   I need to know by NOON ON FRIDAY Nov 25th if you wish to attend so I have time to prep everything for you.