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.

Uhoh I am a little behind in my postings of daily Holiday Inspirations

Today is catch up day.  First for Tuesdays project-----------
This little snowman was a direct CASE from one I found on someones blog last year.  Sorry I don't remember WHO I cased it from but I thought he was just tooooooo cute.   The snowmans face is a Sweet center cup from Stampin Up and its filled with mini marshmallows.   
and for todays Holiday Inspiration-----------------
For the next few days I am going to show a series of boxes made from a tutorial which can be purchased from Gretchen Barron.   Complete directions can be purchased in PDF form for just $5  at
Today I am showing the jolly old elf himself and his lovely wife ------
Tomorrow another box from this series.    See you then.   I am off to bake Christmas cookies for my Christmas Stamp A Stack class which will be Saturday from 9:30 Am to 3 PM at Hobby Lobby Ashwaubenon.    Check back later today for more info on that PLUS the samples of the 5 card designs we will be making.    We wish you a Merry Christmas, we wish you....................................

Monday, November 21, 2011

Holiday Inspiration Project for Monday Nov 21st

todays inspiration is a card I did last year with a Stampin Up set called Welcome Christmas.  This is the set that started my love of silhouette images.    Here ya go-------------
see you bright and early tomorrow morning with another holiday stamping idea. 

Samples for Tuesday Nov 22nd Gift card/money holders class

Call or email me BEFORE NOON today to register for this class. Here are the items we will be making.
This gift package was copied from Marie Shaugnessys web site.  I changed some of the stamps but it is her design.  See below to view the inside.

This stocking ws inspired by one done by Glenda Mollet.    Isn't it cute?

This is my design.   I had a man in mind for this,  but this gift card/money holder could be used for anyone I think. 

Isn't this just toooooo cute?    This was inspired by one done by Tammy Howell and numerouis other Stampin Up demos.     I just love this little guy.  I added some bells and used a different embossing folder but otherwise pretty much duplicated the ones I saw online.   Look below for a view of the inside. 

Rudolph gift card holder inside.

This one was inspired by one done by Mercedes Weber.  I changed the basic color from red to burgundy since burgundy is one of my favorite colors.  I added holes in each of the scallops.       See next  picture for the back of the ornament.

another case. Case means copy and share everything. I used different stamps for this one, added the holly inside the card too. See picture below to view the inside.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

More Holiday Inspiration for Sunday Nov 20th

Todays project is one I made last holiday season.  Its a luminary made of vellum which I embossed with clear embossing powder.   In the base is a battery operated tea light.  
See you tomorrow with more holiday stamping ideas.   Have a super Sunday.  GO PACK GO!!!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Holiday Inspiration Project for Saturday Nov 19th

Todays project is  a gift as well as a card.   The little box part at the left side holds some yummy Hersheys nuggets.   

Friday, November 18, 2011

Holiday Inspirtation project for Friday, Nov 18th

WOW  can you believe that the month of November is more than half over?   Only 5 weeks left before Christmas.  YIKES   how far along are you on YOUR Christmas shopping?  I have a looooooooong way to go. 
Well lets get to the main reason for this post-----todays Holiday Inspiration project.  It is a quick and easy card.   It would be easy to mass produce if you needed a bunch of cards in a hurry.
See you tomorrow with yet another project.   Have a Fab Friday!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

oops I am a day behind in my postings of Holiday inspirations

I will catch up today by posting 2 projects.   The first card features a lovely church scene by Stampin up.   
and the second card for today is a cute little reindeer made with punches.  Isn't he just the cutest singing his little heart out? 
See ya all tomorrow with another Christmas idea to inspire you.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Holiday Inspiration Project for Tuesday Nov 15th

Todays card is one I offered in a Holiday Stamp a stack last year.   The peaceful dove is embossed with silver ep.   The background was done using an embossing folder I inkied up with blue ink.    Hope you like it.  See you tomorrow with yet another Holiday Inspiration.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Holiday Inspiration Project for Monday Nov 14th

this is a card at a SU demo get together as a make and take.   It is very sparkly in RL although the camera didn't pick it up very well.    and here is a shot of it opened

See you tomorrow with another Holiday idea.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Samples for The HOLIDAY GIFT CLASS on Sat Nov 19th

I am having a holiday gift making class on Sat Nov 19th from 9:30 AM to 3 PM.   There will be 5  gifts to choose from, and after looking at the samples, you will choose which one/ones you wish to make and email me by Thursday night, at 8 PM.   You may make more than one of an item if you wish.  Just be sure to specify how many of which gift you want to make.  I will have everything there for you to make each gift.  The first gift is a set of 4 marble coasters.   They are hand stamped, colored, sealed and padded on the back with felt and tied up with a beautiful ribbon.   The cost of  Gift # 1 is  $8.50   IF you wish to make this gift ask for COASTERS.   Everything needed for this project is supplied.

The 2nd gift is a desktop calendar.    There are 6 pages, each side holding one of the 12 months of 2012.   Each page is displayed here.     Sorry for the poor quality of the pictures.   Lighting was not good today.   The cost of this gift is $7    You will need a GOOD glue stick, or you can use a tape runner for this project.   Everything else will be furnished.   If you wish to make this gift, ask for CALENDAR. 

The 3rd gift item is a clear glass ornament with a floating image inside.    We have stamped on acetate, and inserted it into the ornament.   This ornament has a nice stamped gift box to put the ornament into.     Cost of ornament with gift box is $5   You will need a tape runner to apply designer paper to box.    Everything else will be furnished.   If you wish to make this gift, ask for ORNAMENT AND BOX.

The next gift is a jar of cocoa mix all decked out for Holiday Gift Giving.   This project is limited in number because I had trouble getting bottles.   Cost of this gift is $5   You will need a tape runner for this project.    Everything else will be furnished.    If you wish to make this gift, ask for HOT COCOA  

The next gift item item is a notepad and pencil to match.   Great for Holiday shopping lists, or to jot down notes of things to do before the holidays, keep your Christmas mailing list in, or give as a gift.
The cost to make the gift is $5.   You bring a tape runner to attach paper layers.  Everything else will be furnished.   If you wish to make this gift specify NOTEPAD AND PEN

and the last gift item is a Hersheys nugget tin all decked out for the holidays. 
 This metal tin with the clear window is filled with 12 luscious Hersheys Nuggets all dressed out in pretty covers made with of all things-----adresss labels.   Yes that is what I said.  Address labels stamped with pretty snowflakes.   A pretty belly band keeps all the chocolately goodness inside the tin.  The cost for this project is  $6.50    You will need a tape runner for this project.   Everything else will be furnished.  If yo9u wish to make this gift, ask for NUGGET TIN