Friday, November 30, 2012

The Stockings Were Hung with Care

Well, the week-end is almost here, ah I do enjoy Fridays, how about you?

Today's share is another one that I found over on Pinterest.  It was pinned from  I looked all over LeeAnn's site, but could not locate this card, so you will just have to browse around on her site.  I will say that her card had only one stocking, but I decided that I wanted to hang a pair up.  I used the Tasteful Trim die to make the scallops but you could use the large scallop edgelit too.

All products are from Stampin' Up!

Stamp set: Stitched Stockings and Merry Wishes (both are retired)
Stocking Builder punch (retired)
Card stock: Whisper White, Old Olive
Silver Glimmer paper
Stripes embossing folder
Baker's Twine
Ribbon: Dotted Swiss, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler

Well, I hope you all have a nice week-end and take sometime to do something crafty too!  Mary

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Jolly Bingo Bits #2

 Hi everyone, happy hump day!  Boy time sure is going fast, isn't it!

Today I'm sharing another Christmas card using the stamp set, Jolly Bingo Bits.  I found this card over on Pinterest and liked the layout.  You can see the original card HERE.  I've been having alot of fun this year making my cards, as I'm doing all different designs that catch my eye, instead of all one design, this way I use more of my stamps and punches too!

All products are Stampin' Up!

Stamp set: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card stock: Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla
Designer Series paper: Festival of Prints
Merry Mini punch pack
Glitter paper
seam binding

Well this is my card for today, have a great one!  Mary

Monday, November 26, 2012

Hershey's Kiss and Nuggets Christmas Tree

Good Monday morning to all of you!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday with your families and friends and snagged all of those good shopping deals too.  I stayed home and will do my shopping in the next couple of weeks.

Today I want to share with you a cute idea that I saw over on the demonstrators website, Stampin Connection.  This little tree was shared by Brenda Quintana (Qbee on SCS)!  You can find a video and written directions on how to make these cute little trees HERE.  The first one you make will take a little bit, until you get the hang on how to fold the inside strips, but after that first one, the rest are a breeze!  She even tells you how to do your cutting and scoring so that you can whip these out in no time flat!  These would be great as "thinking of you" gifts or for co-workers.  I think they would cost around 50 cents or less to make.  She suggest putting them in a clear envelope and that helps to hold the candy in place.  I forgot to add my little tag before I took this picture, but you can see what her's looks like.

All products are Stampin' Up! except for the candy

Card stock: I used Pear Pizzazz (retired)
Ribbon: Certainly Celery, 1/8th inch
Tombow glue
Sticky strip
Clear envelope
Word Window punch
Teeny Tiny Wishes
Baker's Twine

Well, we are now less than a month away from Christmas, still working on cards, but this was a fun break, try them and you will see how easy they are too!   Have a crafty day, Mary

Friday, November 23, 2012

Jolly Bingo Bits

Hi everyone!  Today I want to share a card that I got in the mail last month from a new friend and demonstrator that I met at convention last July, Hi Patti!!!  There are four of us that swap cards each month and boy do I get some really nice cards too, I'm so lucky!  I CASE'd Patti's card and did it almost the same as hers.  I did add rhinestones that I colored with a red Sharpie and made the little mat behind the greeting a solid color, but this is pretty much what her's looked like, it is so stink'in cute!  Her card pushed me over the fence and I finally bought this stamp set, I'm so glad I did because there are so many cute cards ideas for using this set too.  Click on the picture to get a closer view.

All Products are from Stampin' Up!

Stamp sets: Jolly Bingo Bits and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card stock: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla and Old Olive
Ink: Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler
Designer Series paper: Festival of Prints
red Sharpie non- SU
Punches: Scallop Square, 1 1/4" Square, Word Window and Modern Label

Well I hope all is well with all of you and I hope you have a crafty day too!     Mary

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my followers, you make it worthwhile to find and create my cards!  My hope is that you find some ideas and feel inspired to make some too!

Blessings to you and your love ones on this wonderful day!  Hope you have a crafty one, Mary

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Folded Christmas Tree

Well the big feast day is almost here, are we already for it?  I am!  Yum, can't wait for all of those delicious goodies!

Last year, these folded Christmas trees were very popular.  Well as usual, I'm a whole year behind on making some of these cute little cards with a circle cut in half and fold to look like a tree.  I found the directions for mine HERE.  Now there are all kinds of directions out on the web, but this one came into e-mail box, so this is the one I used.  I would suggest using a scrap piece of paper to use for practice until you get the hand of how to do it.  It really is not very hard.

All products are from Stampin' Up!

Stamp set is retired and I can't recall the name right now, sorry
Card stock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Soft Suede
Designer Series paper: Festival of Prints
Red Glimmer paper
punch: Merry Minis
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Bashful Blue
Glue pen
Dazzling Diamonds
Rhinestone colored red with a red Sharpie

Hope you all have a wonderful day tomorrow!!   Mary

Monday, November 19, 2012

Christmas Stocking Card

Well good Monday morning to all, hope you had a restful week-end and hope you are off to a great start as we go into this Thanksgiving week.

Well as promised, here is the card that I made with my Stocking Builder punch and the stamp set that coordinated with it.  I'm so glad that I have it, as it makes a really cute card.

All products are Stampin' Up!

Stamp set: More Merry Wishes and Stitched Stockings (retired)
Punch: Stocking Builder (retired)
Card stock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze
Designer Series Paper: Festival of Prints
Red Glimmer paper
Pool Party Twine
Starburst embossing folder (retired)
Scalloped Square die

Well that is my share for today, hope to see you on Wednesday!    Mary

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Online Extravaganza

Online Extravaganza
Starting on November 19th, Stampin' Up! is having an online extravaganza.  You can go HERE to see what will be offered.  Some of the deals are for only 24 hours, others are while supplies last.  Do you have a stamper in your life that would like some of these goodies?  Well this would be the time to buy them a nice gift!  You can shop with me online by using the button to the right of my blog or just click HERE.  This event is from November 19th to the 28th.

Don't have an online account with Stampin' Up!, it's very easy to set one up.

For product bundles, you need to use the bundle item numbers provided.
If you use individual item numbers, you won't get the discount.

Have fun shopping!  Mary

Friday, November 16, 2012

Make a Mitten

TGIF to all of you!

Today I want to share a card that CASE'd from Dawn O.  You can see her card HERE.  Oh I wish you could see this one in real life, it is just so darn cute!  I just love it!  Makes me think back to when my girls were little and I had to bundle them up on those cold days when they wanted to go out and play, ah, I miss those days too.

All products are Stampin' Up!

Stamp set: More Merry Messages and Make a Mitten
Card stock: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler and Red Glimmer paper
Designer Series paper: Festival of Prints
Punch: Builder Punch Mitten, Word Window, Itty Bitty Shapes (circle) and Extra Large Oval
Pool Party Twine

I had so much fun making this card that I was inspired to pull out my retired stocking punch and stamp set and made another card very similar to this one, come back Monday to see it!

Hope you have a wonderful week-end and have a crafty one too!    Mary

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Talking Tags

Hi everyone!  Stampin' Up! has come out with a new item called Talking Tags.  Now if your loved ones have a iPhone or Android phone all they have to do is download the app, record their message and send it off.  You can see a video HERE.

How to Buy Talking Tags:
Buy 'em by the sheet! You get 10 tags for just $7.95 (item 129723).

This looks like a really fun thing to do!

See you later, Mary

Talking Tags

Oh, just to let you know, there is a big one day online sale going to be coming up really soon, will post details soon!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

New app for iPhone


Stampin' Up! has created a card-making application, Simply Sent! This iPhone app allows customers to create an e-card-from a template or completely on their own-and send it via e-mail or post it on Facebook. And it's free!
Here's something you should know about this app: it's not My Digital Studio on a mobile device, not even close. This scaled-back version will only give you a taste of what they can create when you buy MDS. Stampin' Up! want to get their name and their art out there so more people than ever before will know about Stampin' Up! You'll need to do the following:
Download it from iTunes or the App Store, share it with all your friends, and post a review! The more positive reviews it gets, the more prominent place it takes in the iTunes store. 
Try it out!  

This app is so much fun to play with.  I made a cute mini page and sent it too my daughter!

Tilly was our house guest last week-end and I can't resist taking a picture of her when she is here!

So if you have an iPhone, have some fun with the pictures on your camera!  Mary

Very Vanilla Christmas

Good day to all of you, hope your week is going well.  Boy, it's hard believe that Thanksgiving is almost a upon us!  This year has really gone way too fast!

Today I would like to share a card that I made after seeing this one HERE  Oh my what a beautiful card Amy made too!  Now I don't have this stamp set and die, but my upline, Chanda, was kind enough to send me some images from her stamp set and she cut them out too!  Thanks Chanda!!  Oh, I just noticed that I didn't add the pearls to the card before I took the picture!  If you go to the link I shared, you will see that the pearls really add alot to this card, so don't forget like me, lol!  Anyway, I didn't have all of the same supplies, so I substituted red glimmer paper for ribbon, glimmer star and a different sentiment too.

All products are Stampin' Up!

Card stock: Very Vanilla, Red and Champagne glimmer paper
Stamp sets: Scentsational Season and More Merry Messages
Ink: Gumball Green and Real Red
Embossing Folder: Delicate Designs
Punch: Merry Minis
Framelits: Holiday Collection and Labels
Missing pearls, three.

Well, hopefully the next card I share will be a complete one!  Have a crafty day,      Mary.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Nativity Christmas Card

Well, I finally figured out my problem, yes, it was user error, oh well, when you have something new to learn, there is always a learning curve, right?!

Now this stamp is not a Stampin' Up! stamp, but I just love it!  It is a Penny Black and I just really enjoy some of their stamps, especially the ones with the animals!  Everything else is a Stampin' Up! product though, I hope you enjoy my simple card share for the day.

Stampin' Up! products used:

Stamp: Tiny Tags
Stampin up markers to color image with
blender pen: SU-retired
Card stock: Whisper White, Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler
Embossing folder: is a retired one
Linen thread
Jewelry Tag punch
glue dots

Well, I'm on my way with my Christmas cards, I'm slowly putting a dent in my list, hope to be done by the early part of December too!

Have a crafty, stampy day!                Mary

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veterans Day


Just wanted to take the time to say Thank You to all of our veterans who have done so much for our country!  THANK YOU!!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Bliss Thank You Card

Well, I'm back, at least for this week.  Will have to ask my friend Linda, if I can hire her daughter to help me figure out this Piscasa program.  Help Kimberly!!

Well I decided to take a small break from Christmas and make a thank you card.  I used a retired stamp set called Bliss, it is so elegant.  I used Marina Mist card stock, ribbon and ink on this card, love the color of it!  I also fussy cut the butterfly out and added a couple of rhinestones to the body.  The embossing folder I used is from the Delicate Designs Folders.  I used the Itty Bitty Banners stamp and the Bitty Banners Framelits to cut out my thank you with.  I just cut one of the banners in half to mount behind to help it to stand out some against the Whisper White card stock, then pop it up with a dimensional.

Well this is all for today, see you soon!             Mary

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Christmas Card-Dasher

Hi everyone!  Sorry I didn't post yesterday but I'm having trouble with my watermark program, still learning how to do, anyone have one that is easy to use?  I think it is more user error than anything else.

Here is a card that I made last week.  I like the stamp but I should have inked it up with some color.  You can barely see it on here.  I used Versamark ink to stamp the image, then some Heat and Stick, then some Dazzling Diamonds.  On the Old Olive card stock I used the Illuminate Glimmer Watermark stamp pad and used a retired snowflake stamp set to add a little bit of interest.  The pattern paper is called Festival of Prints out of the Holiday catalog.  Oh I used the Label framelits and cut some red glimmer paper.  Used Cherry Cobbler for the card base.

I've already got this card signed and in the envelope!  As I make my different cards, I'm going to address and sign them, then come December all I have to do is put a stamp on it and send it out!

Oh, the stamp set sale that Stampin' Up! had on October 29th was a huge success, they sold approximately 193,000 stamp sets!!

Well, thanks for stopping by, hopefully I'll figure this watermark thing out, was doing fine with it and now having a problem.  Hope you have a crafty day!                 Mary

Don't forget to vote today!!!

Friday, November 2, 2012

INK-redible Hostess Promotion

Dates: November  1 - December 16, 2012
Promotion Details: Hostesses who hold a minimum $450 party during the promotion period will receive a FREE collection of Classic Stampin Pads-they can choose from Brights, Subtles, or Regals-a $49.95 value!  Plus, the free ink is in addition to the regular hostess benefits-INK-redible!

Thanks for stopping by!            Mary