Friday, December 18, 2009

Glittery Ornaments

I've been seeing these beautiful ornaments posted and just had to do some. They were really easy and took verylittle time as well. The pictures are not the best but I never have professed to be a photographer, so I will appologise in advance for them.

These square/cubed ornaments were a challenge to get the ink to cover evenly but they did. I used the Current Christmas Rub-ons in the Holiday mini catalogue and also the retired ones from the sale on SU's site.

The colors are clockwise......retired Pacific Point, and blue glitter that I had on-hand, Tangerine Tango and copper colored glitter, Kiwi Kiss and green glitter and Ridinghood Red and red glitter. I was so impressed with myself.

These flatish round ornaments are using clockwise from the left....... Crushed Curry ink and gold glitter, Bermuda bay ink and green glitter, pink pirouette and silver glitter, and my personal favorite, Mambo Melon and a brown glitter.

I will not be posting again until after the holiday; as I said I am away, hopefully finding some heat and sun.

I'd like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

See you in 2010.

Thanks for stopping by,


Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Tea

We will be away for Christmas and so I made these Christmas Tea holders to send with my mother to my sister's on Christmas. I really liked this idea found on Splitcoaststampers.

They were simple and quick to make, especially last minute.

There is a little poem inside:

On Christmas Day,
at half past three,
we’ll make ourselves,
a cup of tea.

I’ll think of you,
You’ll think of me,
Sitting around the
Christmas tree.

Hope you enjoy!


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Buggy Birthday

Our grand daughter Mia turned 5 this year and she was having a party with a bug theme......this is the card I sent her to go along with this theme. It uses the Large scalloped circle Bigz die, scallop circle punch, the 3/4 inch circle punch. The stamp set is the "Lovebug" hostess level 1 set from the current catalogue. Stampin'Up card stock in Real Red and Basic Black, ink is Whisper White Craft ink. I saw this idea on another blog and had saved the picture for inspiration, or for when it may be needed.
Sorry I haven't posted much lately, it's been busy and I seem to have come down with a cold and have had days where I felt very tired after work, so very little has been done. I hope it passes soon, so I can get caught up with the things that have been put on hold.

Thanks for looking,


Friday, December 4, 2009

Animal Stories Birthday Card

Our nephew was turning five, he's all boy. This is the card I made for him with the elephant from the Animal Stories set. I Stamped the image in Old Olive then stamped again and again creating less vivid images. Sentiment is from Sincere Salutations. DSP is Tall Tales topped with some Chocolate Chip CS then the image. I put it all on an Old Olive card base and tied it up with the Old Olive ribbon from the Holiday Mini catalogue in the Ribbon Originals collection. Three 1/2 inch circles were punched from Old Olive CS and a Chocolate Chip brad was put in the centre of each, these were then placed down the left side of the main image. I finished it off by stamping off the elephant and putting an image on the envelope and on the inside of the card as well.

Thanks for looking!

Have a great weekend!


Tuesday, December 1, 2009


My Mum has asked me to help her make some favors for the table at their apartment building's Christmas party. These are the samples I took to her. I realize some of the pictures are not the greatest and I'm sorry for this.

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanks Dad!!

Sorry for the light glare at the top of the picture....this is a punch organizer that my Dad made for me.....I love it. I currently holds all my SU punches and all my Big Shot stuff. Absolutely great as it's now all at my fingertips.
Here's a picture from the other side of it, it too is not the greatest picture but you will get the idea of it.

Thanks for visiting!

Have a great day!


Saturday, November 28, 2009

More Washers...

Here are a couple of pictures of the other washer pendants I've made using the DSP's mostly from SU; they are double sided so these are the same washers but the two sides.

For more information see the post below.
Have a great day!!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Flocked Treasure

Seems like forever since I was here to post, so sorry for that ..... but I have lots to share over the next few days.

Our demo group was having a Yankee swap of hand made 3D items for our Christmas get -together( it was so yummy....Turkey, Ham and all the trimmings) the Yankee awap was fun too!
This is the project I took to swap....

I had picked up this cute wooden box at a local dollar store and knew I would use it some day, so.......
I used the Flocked red paper from the Christmas Cocoa DSP pkg and covered it. It was very easy to do; cutting the DSP the same width as the box and wrapping it around, adhering it with Tombow multi purpose adhesive. Then I thought to sponge the edges with Real Red ink. Next I used my crop-a-dile and punch three holes through the DSP exactly where the elastic cord and wooden knob/button was on the original box. Next I inserted three red circle fire brads into the holes. I needed to create a fastener for the flapof the box so I took the metallic elastic cord from the Mini catalogue and crocheted a silver chain. I tied the ends to the two brads on the bottom side of the box and stretched it up and over the brad on the top, perfect!
On the inside of the box I lined it with the striped DSP from the same Christmas Cocoa pkg.
The treasure on the inside is a "Washer Necklace/pendant" created using the same DSP's and Crystal Effects. It was really beautiful, if I do say so myself. It was reversable with the Flocked paper on one side and..........
The striped paper on the back; the satin cording is just looped around the washer so it can be easily reversed.
To create the pendant I went to the hardware store and purchased several washers, very inexpensively. At home I matched up the SU circle punches with the washers and punched the shapes from the DSP. These were adhered to the washer using a small amt of Crystal Effects; and when dry I used a sanding block and sanded the edges. The centre was sanded with a small metal file I have for putting DSP onto intricate chipboard cutouts. Once I was happy with this I placed the washer on a cutting mat and applied a thick layer of Crystal Effects, let dry over night or longer and then turned it over and applied it to the back side of the washer. Let dry again for a good 12-24 hrs. I went back and applied another coat of the crystal effects to both sides because I really wanted it to have a bevelled, rounded facade. After I was sure it was dry and hard, 2 days later I took a length of satin cord and looped it through the washer and just tied it in a knot at the ends.

Once I was ready to pkg the jewel I took a piece of Real Red CS and scored it on all sides then cut diagonal slits in the upper corners and punched 1/8th inch holes at the end of the slits for the cording to it in them and inserted it into the box.
Next I decided it didn't need to be wrapped so I made a tag from the Christmas punch set and tied it onto the pkg after wrapping it with a white organza ribbon and bow from SU.

I think it was a hit! .
I got the idea for the washer pendant from this website:
I've made several others that will be gifts for somebody this year.
Hope you like it it was my favorite of them all.
Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Wings of Friendship Note cards gift pack

This cute little note card set was from our summer Upline meeting, it showcases the new In- colors and is also a great gift for someone special. We used the In-Color Stampin'write markers to color the stamp( from Wings of Friendship, a hostess set in the Idea Book and Catalogue) and the stamped the image on the circle of Whisper white CS they were then adhered to a 6"x3" piece of In-color CS scored at 3" with a small coordinating piece of In-color ribbon behind it. These were placed in a clear envelope along with envelopes. The envelpoe was adhered to a piece of In-color CS 4"x6" or so that has been scored and folded at 2"on one end and then scalloped. We then tied it closed with a piece of Ic-Color polkadotted ribbon for a cute and very easy gift.
Hope you like it.
Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Bag in a box

I think this is what these are called....I love the look of them and they are so cute for small gifts or candy. They are created from a small box on the bottom the distance around should be around 11.5 inches total so you have a 1/2 inch overlap. You then take a 12x8-9 inch piece of DSP and wrap around the box lining it up at the bottom. I then took a strip of cardstock and used the border punches to create a decorative strip and again lined it up along the bottom of the box and wrapped it around the DSP(I like the narrower border better than the wider one). Punch out 2 round tab punches and fold in the center the place centrally on either side of the bag top to create a holder for the ribbon; try to align these so they are opposite each other. Punch a 1/4 inch hole just below the fold in each tab punch and thread a matching ribbon through and tie.
Decorate the bag as you would like. This worked up really quick once I decided on the DSP and color combo.
We're still under construction so I can't find all seems to get piled on my work table and then when I do get time to play I have to organize, soon to be done I hope.
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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Seasonal Baskets

I can't beleive this week has flown by so fast, I don't know where it went. We've been in the middle of having new windows and a couple of patio doors put in as well as having the house insulated and new siding so have been very busy.Of course there are always glitches....the sills under the back part of the house were rotting when they removed the siding so they had to be replaced, this meant the deck at the back had to be partially removed...ugh!! Oh well it'll soon be done and we'll have a lovely warm "new" house this winter.

The picture above is of a few baskets I made from 12x12 DSP( , you score each side at 4 inches and cut into the score line on two sides at the 4 and 8 inch score lines. The handle is made from a 1.5 x12 inch piece of DSP that has been punched with the eyelet border punch on both of the long sides. the fold up the two cut squares to meet half way into the middle square. These are secured with a brad through all layers and the handle as well. It takes about 5-10 minutes to make start to finish and it's really cute. These are great for holding candy, treats or light weight articles. They can be made smaller by usung paper 9x9 and scoring 3 inches on all sides or even 6x6 scoring 2 inches on each side. Hope you like it.
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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

This cute little treat box was so easy to create with my Big Shot and the Matchbox BigZ XL die. It's not my idea, but was cased from a website; not sure whose. I'll be more than happy to give credit to that person if you know who it is.
First I stamped the Boo onto a piece of vellum in Basic Black ink and set it aside to dry, this took longer than making the whole project. I made the matchbox using the tangerine Tango from last year's In-Colors collection, then I punched a 1 3/8" circle from the front of the cover. Next take a scrap of basic Black cardstock and punch a 1 3/8" circle from it, then use the scalloped circle punch to punch around the circle cut-out creating a scalloped frame in black. This you adhere to the front of the matchbox cover to fit around the hole you've already punched. When the ink is dry adhere the vellum to the backside of the matchbox cover so it can be seen in the hole on the front. Complete the assembly of the cover and fill with goodies.
I sent this one to my granddaughter Mia with nuggets in it.

Hope you don't get too spooked tonoght!
Thanks for looking,


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tags, Tags, Tags....

I had a great time stamping and punching these tags; there must be 50+ in this little box. The box I made following this tutorial: I used Chocolate Chip SU cardstock. It went together very easily. I then stamped and punched and stamped and punched...tied it up with a bright red ribbon and ... Voila! it'll make a lovely gift for someone.

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Mia's Punch Buggy

This was a Father's day card my 4 year old grand daughter made for her Grampie, when she was visiting in June.
I was going through some things the other day and came across it, so I thought I would share. She has a game she plays with Volkswagon Beetles, she punches you in the arm when she sees one and yells "Punch Buggy", she giggled the whole time we were making this. She chose the colors and paper from my scraps and stash. We used SU circle punches as well as misc punches I have in my craft area.
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Friday, October 23, 2009

Thin Tin and Decor Elements

I was looking for a way to show off the Decor Elements when my order from Stampin'Up arrived with the Sale/retired items. This tin seemed to fit the bill. I used the elements from the Demo's bulk buy program and applied them to the thin tin. I then used the Whisper White Rub-ons(Autumn Harvest) and placed them on the tin.......worked wonderfully. H!ope you like it
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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Nugget Purse

This little purse with a Hershey's Nugget in it was a favor I had done for my class participants. I cased it from Dawn5377 on YouTube....

I used the Christmas Cocoa DSP, it was really cute to see them all around the tables. The flap of the purse is made with the Tag punch, the 1/2 inch circle punch and a silver brad.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pumpkin Name tags

I had a Christmas Card bonanza; card making class just before we left on our trip and we had a great time creating 30 cards and envelopes as well as a box to store them in. These were created from one half of the Christmas Jingle Simply Scrapping kit in the 2009-2010 Idea book from Stampin'Up. This was totally cased from a fellow demonstrator Blaise Hoopes. I had 11 ladies and we had a great time. I created a nametag for each lady who was coming,,,,,,,they were thrilled to be able to keep them.I used name tags from a local dollar store for the base, inserted a piece of striped DSP( Autumn Meadows from the holiday mini catalogue) for a background then created pumpkins from Stampin'Up Oval punches. I used my Big Shot Naturally Serif die to cut the letters for their names, punched a small leaf/fern shape from my collection of punches for the stem and then curled a couple of thin strips of card stock around a paint brush handle for the vines. This one was mine....
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Home Again and finally caught up....somewhat.

Well we got home last Sunday afternoon but have spent the last week just catching up with work and everything else that needed attention. We had a great "drive to nowhere"....we get in the car and just drive until we decide to stop. We don't make any concrete plans and stay off the highways as much as possible. We headed south to the North Eastern US and had a great scenic drive along the coast of Maine and Massachusetts. We did some shopping but mostly just driving and seeing the lovely leaves and small towns. We have decided that every town in these areas have a town square/rotary and a town dam.

Now, over the next few days, I've got some pictures of some projects that I had done before we left but never got them posted.

Thanks for visiting my blog,

Friday, October 2, 2009

Behind/on Vacation!

I've fallen behind with my posting this week as I got ready for my Christmas card bonanza class. It was last night ans we had a great time......11 ladies, 3 of them crafting virgins(lol) I'm off tomorrow on vacation so will not be posting for a week or so but will get back to things as soon as I'm home.
Thanks for visiting, see you soon. Sharri

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Razzle Berry Upsy Daisy

I made this card packet and birthday card for a gift, I was so pleased with the colors and the outcomes. The card holder is just a piece of 81/2"x11" cardstock scored and folded to fit the cards, I then punched holes on each side of the cards and wove the ribbon through to hold the cards in place, simple but effective. It holds 8 different cards and envelopes for all occasions. My inspiration was the colors in the DSP.

The inside of the card holder.

2 cards using the Razzle Dazzle stamp set and various SU punches

Two more cards with little stamping save for the sentiments. One has been stamped with Versamark for a tone-on-tone look.

Upsy Daisy, I tried the shadow effect, by lifting the stamp slightly and restamping without re-inking.

More Versamark and tone-on-tone,
Colors throughout are Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry. I love these together!
One thing I found out while doing this set....
SU Whisper White is FAR superior to other brands. I had some precut and scrap pieces that I used for all the cards but the one with the Melon Mambo Razzle Dazzle stamp, in the third picture, I couldn't get a solid image and was very frustrated with the results; I've since discarded all my scraps that are not SU Whisper White. May as well use the best and be happy with the results.
Thanks for looking.....have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Spirelli Circles

These were cards I did for a swap I was in. I used my Spirelli punches and sewing machine embroidery thread for the embellishments. These were placed on backgrounds stamped with Circle Circus. The pink card is stamped with Pink Passion and Pixie Pink while the Purples are Orchid Opulence and Lovely Lilac. The sentiment is from Simple friendship which was punched out with a Word Window punch and then layered onto the Modern Label punch. I added a self stick Rhinestone to the centre of each medallion and some silver sticker dots to the petals for added bling. The results are actually quite nice IRL.

Hope you have a nice day!
Thanks for looking.


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Post-it Notes

Working on my samples and door prizes for my card workshop coming up next week. These are from the same source as this post;, they are fun and easy as well as very useful. I love the way the snowflakes pretty up the plain Whisper White and Craft paper. There is glitter on one of the Craft ones but I decided against adding it to the others as I think it would be messy on this project; it gets handled too much.
Thanks for looking.
Have a great day!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Sweet Centers

I cased this card from this blog;; I thought it was a wonderful alternative use for this punch and the stamp set.

Then I made the two treat cards with the sweet centers cups for samples at my up coming Christmas Card Bonanza. There is a pull tab on each so you can get to the treats with out destroying the cards; or refill them if you want to.
Thanks for looking,

Friday, September 18, 2009

Delightful Decorations

I love this set and the cards many have made with it. I played again the other night with my toys and these are what I came up with.

I used the Delightful Decorations set and the Baroque Motifs as well as the sentiment from Warm Words. The second card uses DSP from the Christmas Cocoa Specialty paper pack found in the Holiday Mini Catalogue; this paper is very pretty and is flocked in red. I punched the decoration out of this paper, centering the punch in one of the motifs. The first card has been embellished with dazzling diamonds on the ornaments,I like the sparkle it gives to them.

I was pleased again with the results.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

On Dasher!

I finally played with my new Christmas DSP tonight. The stripes come from the Merry Moments paper pack. Dashe was stamped in Chocolate Chip onto Very Vanilla cardstock. I used the mat pack to perforate around the edges of the layer then layered it onto Real Red and Old Olive; Mini Brads were added in the corners. At the bottom I layered the eyelet border punch in the three colors of CS and added the Sleigh Bells ribbon from the Holiday Mini Catalogue. The greeting is stamped and then punched out with the word window punch, and this is then layered and staggered onto word windows of each color to frame the image. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. Hope you like it!
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Sunday, September 13, 2009

This is a card I made for a friend of mine, I gave her one of my post-it note holders that matched the card as well. I was playing with the new in-colors and really like the Dusty Durango/Rich Razzleberry combo.

Hope your weekend was enjoyable. Thanks for visiting, Sharri

Thursday, September 10, 2009

These are two shaker cards I found in my files that I had done for a swap. They are done with Rose Red and Green Galore cardstock and inks, the Great Friend and Simple Friendship stamp sets, circle and curly label punches to fit the images. I then recycled some acetate that I had on hand and some silver glitter. I added some ribbon and butterfly stickers from my stash to complete the look. Not my favorite cards ever but they were pretty in real life.

Have a great day! Sharri

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Crimped Leaves

I fell in love with this card ( ) by Lee Conrey, then she posted the tutorial for it and this is my take on the basic card. I used the leaves from Lovely as a Tree and the Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry and Soft Suede Stampin' Write markers to ink the stamp, The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes punched out with the word window punch then mounted on the Soft Suede Modern Label punch. This was then flanked with the antique brass Vintage brads; I find they go really well with Soft Suede.
I loved the results.
Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fall is here!

Whether we want to admit it or not the days AND nights are much cooler.
This was a card cased from Leeann Greff, I used the Autumn Days set and the reinkers for Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry to create the inkpad on a baby wipe for the leaves. For the Pheasant I used the in-color markers to make sure I got the right colors where I wanted them. The card is pretty in real life. The greeting is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and it is flanked on each end with a Vintage Brad in Antique Brass. Ribbon is Dusty Durango with the dotted side turned under. The tiny leaf is from the Lovely as a tree set. I also added a brown maple leaf brad from my stash, it seemed to add to the finished result.
I watch one of these glorious pheasants all year long as he comes in to my feeder, the winter is reall fun to watch him as he digs down into the snow to find the seeds the smaller birds have thrown out on the ground.
Thanks for looking.
Have a good evening,

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Tic Tac Cover/Holder

I made this little cover for Tic Tac candy/breath mints. They are orange so screamed pumpkin to me. The pumpkin was made with the large and small oval punches, dusty Durango cardstock and ink for sponging the edges. The leaves in the background are from the Autumn Days stamp set from Stampin'Up and they are randomly stamped with Versamark ink. I think it turned out very cute and am very pleased with the results.
Nights are cool here but the days are glorious.....sunny and warm; I love fall!
Thanks for stopping by, Sharri

Saturday, September 5, 2009

For Mia....

Mia is my grand daughter, she is 4 years old, soon to be 5 in November and even though she lives in Montreal, a days drive away, she keep us all on our toes. My husband will be driving through Montreal early next week so I made this card for him to take to her. She likes butterflies so, after casing the basic card from the new Holiday mini catalogue, I added them to the front for her.
It took me forever to figure out how I was going to make this so she could get the treats out of the card, I finally did after looking at several blogs to see how they were doing it. I eventually made a slider panel on the inside so it could be pulled out and the candy would fall out of the hole in the back. I made the slider by using strips of cardstock on 2 sides and the bottom that were popped up on strips from the sides of the dimensionals then the panel in front of the hole could slide in and out to retrieve the candy. This was my challenge for today.
I used Sweet Centers, Flight of the Butterfly and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets, Mambo Melon and Bermuda Bay inks and cardstock, Whisper White cardstock and Mambo Melon Polka Dotted Ribbon as well as the butterfly and the scalloped border punches, and the new Sweet Centers cups all from Stampin'Up.
Hope you're enjoying your long weekend!
Thanks for looking, Sharri

Friday, September 4, 2009

You only live once!

Today was my birthday and I took the day off to stay home and do just what I wanted to do, I didn't want to HAVE to do anything. Well that was a lost cause....I had more phone calls today than I do when I'm working and aside from catching up on my emails I never got any crafting done as I'd hoped to do. Oh well ....there's always tomorrow. :-)

This is a card I did for a challenge a while ago I used the Fifth Avenue Floral set along with some Pacific Point ribbon(retired), Whisper White, Rose Red and Green Galore SU cardstock as well as some miscellaneous patterned paper from a pad I had and some brads that were in my stash and seemed to go well. I liked the end result and the sentiment from the stamp set sums up the gist of how I feel it should be.

Now should I make plans for tomorrow or just wing it? We see what happens.

Have a great evening, thanks for looking.


Thursday, September 3, 2009

I did this card front for a swap at our demo group's summer meeting.
It was cased from:
I love the combination of the Soft Suede and Bermuda Bay; two of the new in colors.
I ran the soft suede base through the big shot with an embossing folder, alternated the layers of the daisies #2 bigshot die, used a length of Bermuda Bay polka dot ribbon, then stamped the greeting from Oval All on Whisper White in Soft Suede, which was then punched out with the large oval punch and matted on the scalloped oval in Bermuda Bay.
Over all a pretty card that can be used for almost any occaision.
Have a great day!