Monday, November 19, 2012

Snow Flurry Garland

 I saw this garland on Bekka Prideaux's blog and just had to recreate it. It uses the new Snow Flurry Bigz Big Shot die (127813) from the Holiday catalogue and the Glimmer paper.

I did two versions..... with the new Champagne color (127885) and Gold Brads (119741)

And one with the Silver Glimmer  paper(124005) and Silver brads (119741)
They are joined with brads to make a single garland or you can also create patterns by joining them in different places.
This is a very simple but effective project!
Thanks, Bekka!

I hope your holiday projects are coming along well.

Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, November 16, 2012

Angry Birds' Birthday Card

A cute card for our nephew's birthday. This was a case of Mercedes Weber. It uses several Stampin' Up! punches.

Paper: Bashful Blue(105120), Real Red (102482), Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (121045),  Garden Green (102584) Daffodil Delight (119683).

Stamp Set: Itty Bitty Banners (w-126255 and c-126257)

Ink: Basic Black( 126980)

Accessories: Big Shot ( 113439), Bitty Banners Framelits(129267), Cup Cake Builder (121807, 1 3/4" Circle (119850), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309), Boho Blossoms ( 119858), Blossom Petals Builder (121808), 1/16th " Handheld circle (101227), 1/4" Handheld circle (retired), Star(retired)punches.

It worked up quickly and was fun to create!

Have a great weekend!


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Curled DSP Wreath

 I came across this wreath on a YouTube video by Chris Twing. I decided I was going to make one and I am so glad I did! I love love love this wreath.

 I used 6 sheets of Snow Festival DSP (126908), these were cut in 1/2 inch strips and curled with my bone folder(102300). I curled them from the center to each end.

These strips were then randomly pinned at the center to a solid foam 12" wreath form with cheap straight pins, filling in the front, center and sides of the wreath form.

I created a large bow with a doubled length of  Cherry Cobbler 3 1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon(127841).

This was attached to the wreath and secured with more straight pins.

A close-up of the curled paper.

The colors are very traditional but fun! you could easily do one of these for any occasion using co-ordinating DSP.

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Tri-Shutter Be of Good Cheer

I saw this card created by Cathrine Pooler and knew I had to case it. It is so festive! 

Stamp Sets: Chock full of Cheer(w-126715 or c-126717)and More Merry Messages(w-126400 or c-126402)

Inks: Cherry Cobbler(126966) and Gumball Green(126861), Gumball Green Stampin' Write marker(123002)
 Papers: Very Vanilla 12"x12"(124301), Gumball Green(126840), Cherry Cobbler(119685) and Be of Good Cheer DSP(126896)

Accessories: 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch(118874), 1 3/4" Circle Punch(119850), Paper-Piercing tool(126199), Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine(125572), Mitten Builder Punch (127824)
 I have only ever made one other of these cards as they can be tricky with measurement but this one was actually quite simple and fun to do.
I hope your holiday cards and preparations are well underway. I will be working on mine right up to the wire, but for me that is part of the fun.

Have a great day!


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Triple Time Snowflakes

  Once again SnowFlake Soiree(w-127922 or c-127925) is the stamp set.
I cased this card from Selene Kempton, a fellow demo.

I used two color combos here.

Blue Inks: Midnight Muse(126860), Island Indigo(126986) and Illuminate Glimmer Watermark pad(126857)

Blue Papers: Midnight Muse(126843), SIlver Glimmer Paper( and Whisper White(100730)

Brown Inks: Early Espresso(126974), Soft Suede(126978) and Illuminate Glimmer Watermark pad(126857)

Brown Papers: Early Espresso (119686), Very Vanilla(101650) and Champagne Glimmer Paper (127885)
Accessories: Midnight Muse 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon(126847), Early Espresso 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon(126871), Blossom Punch (125603), Big Shot(113439), Apothecary Accents Framelits(127003)

So simple but so pretty!

I hope we can keep the real thing away until December but I have my doubts.

Happy Stamping! Sharri

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Metallic Snow Flakes

These two cards are a direct case of Angie Leach and Mary Fish. They are so pretty in person. We will be seeing these is real life sooner than later.
Stamp Set: Snowflake Soiree(w-127922 or c-127925)

Paper: Brushed Silver(100712)and Brushed Gold (102935), Whisper White (100730)

Ink: VersaMark(102283)

Accessories: Embossing Buddy(103083), Heat Tool(129053), Stampin' Emboss Gold(109129) and Silver(109131), 5/8" Whisper White Organza Ribbon(114319) and Pearl Basic Jewels

 These cards are so shiny and pretty in real life
Close-up of ribbon bow.

Have a great day!


Monday, October 29, 2012

Simple Gift idea

 This is a direct case of Jackie Bolhuis. I loved it the moment I saw it. Nothing beats a hoot cup of chocolate!

Stamp Sets: Make a Mitten(w-127940 or c-127943), Scentsational Season (w-121026 or c-121190)

Ink: Cherry Cobbler(126966), Gumball Green(126861), Early Espresso(126974)

Paper: Early Espresso(119686), Crumb Cake(120953), Very Vanilla(101650), Be of Good Cheer DSP(126896)
Accessories: Big Shot(113439) , Holiday Collection Framelits Dies (127814), Window Frames Framelits Dies(129021), Festive Paper-Piercing Pack(127857), Mitten Builder punch(127824), 1/4" Gumball Green Sweater Trim(127838), Cherry Cobbler Baker`s Twine(123125)

I hope you are staying warm!


Friday, October 26, 2012

Blue Christmas!

 I stamped and cut out this ornament at the same time as I did the other ones posted previously, but I only got so far and then wasn't sure what I wanted to do to finish it. I finally decided to make it simple and this is the result!
I love it!! (Click on the picture for a larger view.)

Stamp Set: Ornamental Keepsakes(w-128048 or c-128051)

Ink: Midnight Muse(126860)
Paper: Crumb Cake(120953), Midnight Muse(126843), Silver Glimmer Paper (124005)

Accessories: 1 3/8" Circle Punch(119860), Dazzling Diamonds(102023), 2-Way Glue Pen(100425), Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons(127555), Rhinestone Basic Jewels(119246), Big Shot(113439), Holiday Ornaments Framelits dies(127816), Snow Flurry Bigz Die(127813), Crumb Cake 3 1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon(127840)

It is very vintage, I don't usually do vintage but I do like this!

Have a great weekend!


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Falling Snow??

 I hope we don't see that for a while, but one never knows! I don't mind these flakes at all though. I continued to play but with the Snowflake Soiree(w-127922 or c-127925)set and blue inks. This Whisper White (100730)card was masked and  stamped with VersaMark(102283) then embossed with White Embossing powder(109132). Inks were then applied with sponge daubers(102892). to create the focal image. I used Island Indigo(126986), Pool Party(126982) and Midnight Muse(126860). Basic Rhinestone Jewels(119246) were added to the centers of the snowflakes. The sentiment is from More Merry Messages stamp set(w-126400 or c-126402).
 This card was masked with torn Post-it notes again and then the inks were applied and the snow flakes were stamped in Midnight Muse(126860). The whole card was over-stamped with the new Illuminate Glimmer Watermark pad(126857) from the Holiday Catalogue. I made a boo-boo with ink from the edge of a stamp so I covered it up with the 2 smallest snowflakes from the new Bigz Die, Snow Flurry(127813) in Whisper White and Midnight Muse(126843) card stocks.

A closer look at the Illuminate glimmer ink, the photos do not do this any justice at all.

These were very quick and rewarding card to create.

I have many more to share so check back in a day or two.

Have a great day!


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Falling behind and Falling Leaves

 I have lost track of time, I guess. I can't believe it has been so long since I posted last!
I had a chance to play on Friday and was able to create these seasonal one layer cards. I have shied away from this technique for ever, because it looks really is so simple!!! If you have been thinking of trying this please DO IT!!! You will not be disappointed.
Paper: Whisper White(100730)

Inks: Old Olive(126953), Lucky Limeade(126984), Daffodil Delight (126944) and Always Artichoke (126972)

Stamp Sets: Gently Falling(w-123802 or c-123804), Perfectly Penned (w-122890 or c-122892)
Inks: More Mustard(126964), Old Olive(126953), Tangerine Tango (126946), Cajun Craze (126965), and Early Espresso (126974)

Stamp Sets: French Foliagew-120845 or c-121166), Gently Falling (w-123802 or c-123804) and Curly Cute(w-117014 or c-120510)

Accessories: Sponge Daubers(102892), Post-it notes

Technique: I tore the sticky edge of several Post-it notes and stuck them to the cardstock to create a mask then applied ink straight from the ink pads with the sponge daubers continuing to add colors and blend until I was happy with the look. Then, with the mask still in place I stamped over the area.I used the sae mask for both cards as well!

Thanks for coming by!


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Simple Christmas Card Class

 15 cards created from the Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags(128152). This class uses all 25 tags to create 15 Christmas cards. A quick and easy glue and stick class. 3 designs; 5 cards of each design in two color schemes.Using Gumball Green (126840)and Cherry Cobbler (119685) Cardstocks.
Lacy Brocade(127819) and Woodgrain(127821)Embossing Folders  this card uses the Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon(126848) or Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon(124138)

 Each card is embellished with Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details(125585) to give them each some bling.

Stamp Sets Used are: Chock-Full of Cheer(w-126715 or c-126717), More Merry Messages(w-126400 or c-126402)

Ink: Cherry Cobbler(126966)
I embellished the Cherry Cobbler version of this card with a Gumball Green Window Frame Framelit(129021) as inspired by LeeAnn Greff

It should be a really fun class.

Thanks for stopping by,


Friday, September 28, 2012

Last of the Blooming with Kindness set for now.

 Such an easy set to use and so versatile.

Stamp Set: Blooming with Kindness (w-126420 or 126422)

Paper:Cajun Craze119684), Very Vanilla(101650)

Ink: Cajun Craze(126965)

Accessories: Big Shot(113439), Delicate Designs Embossing Folders(127023), Very Vanilla 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon(120999)

Hope you've had a great week!


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

More Blooming with Kindness

 The second and third cards of this set are really the same using different DSP from the Comfort Cafe DSP pack.

Stamp Set: Blooming with Kindness (w-126420 or 126422)

Paper: Midnight Muse(126843), Cajun Craze119684), Very Vanilla(101650), Comfort Cafe DSP(126898)

Ink: Midnight Muse(126860) and Cajun Craze(126965)

Accessories: "retired" Tangerine Tango Dotted 1/2" Grosgrain ribbon, Midnight Muse 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon(126847), Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch(119275)

 This is the Midnight Muse Version.

 Again, I used second generation stamping, or "Stamping off" technique on the inside of the card.

Have a great day!

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, September 24, 2012

Blooming with Kindness

 I created this card set for a hostess gift, I made two of each card, they made up quickly and were beautiful when finished. Thanks, goes to Glenda Calkins, who inspired these.Over the next few posts I will highlight each of the 4 cards.

Stamp Set: Blooming with Kindness (w-126420 or 126422)

Paper: Midnight Muse(126843), Cajun Craze119684), Very Vanilla(101650)

Ink: Midnight Muse(126860) and Cajun Craze(126965)

Accessories: Big Shot(113439), Delicate Designs Embossing Folders(127023), Midnight Muse 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon(126847)

 I used second generation stamping, or "Stamping off" technique on the inside of the card. Straight forward stamping!

Have a great Week!


Friday, September 21, 2012

Holiday Catalogue Ornament

 I am finally getting the pictures posted. I have had this ornament finished for over a month but every time I went to post it the pictures were not uploaded. This is Linda Heller's, from Stamping School, version of the ornament although once I was finished I realized I didn't put the Linen Thread on them. I wouldn't use the glitter again either.....I love the look but I hate the mess!
 It was not a difficult project but was very time consuming, the results are very gratifying though so I guess it is worth it!
I found that the Stampin'Up! version was too crisp and bright for my liking so I did another version using Crumb Cake CS instead of Whisper White. I found it interesting how the colors look so different on the different colored paper. I used the Starburst Jumbo Wheel to Stamp the Crumb Cake Card Stock for the medallion in the center of the Crumb Cake ornament.

 Supplies used are as follows:
Stamp Sets: Ornament Keepsake (w-128048 or c-128051), Starburst Jumbo Wheel(124090)

Paper: Whisper White(100730) or Crumb Cake(120953), Candlelight Christmas Specialty DSP (126901) or

Inks: Gumball Green(126861), Cherry Cobbler(126966)

 Accessories: Jumbo Handle(103661), Dazzling Diamonds(102023), Large Basic Pearls(125577), Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons(127555), 2-way Glue Pen(100425), 1 3/8" Circle Punch(119860), Big Shot (113439), Designer Rosette BigZ XL die(125594), Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies(127816), Cherry Cobbler(127841) or Crumb Cake(127840) 3 1/2" Scalloped Tull, Hot Glue gun.

If you click on the pictures you can see a larger version of them. I do have another ornament partially finished so I will post it when it is finished.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great weekend,


Saturday, September 15, 2012

DSP Fancy fold card

 I was really WOW'd when I saw this card for the first time. The base is one half of a piece of 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper(DSP) trimmed to 5 1/2" x 12". You score the long side at 2", 4", 8", and 10". Then you trim off the corners of each end and attach them to the front flaps at the bottom. Simple but very much a WOW! card.

For this card I used:

 Stamp Sets: Embellished Events(w-126495 or c-126497), Itty Bitty Banners(w-125255 or c-125257) and Delightful Dozen(w-122650 or c-122652)
Paper: 2012-2014 In-color Designer Series Paper Stack(126910), Whisper White(100730), Midnight Muse(126843)
Ink: Midnight Muse(126860)

 Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246), Midnight Muse 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon(126847), Paper Trimmer,
Big Shot(113439), Bitty Banners Framelits(129267), Window Frames Collection Framelits(129021), Festive Paper-Piercing Pack(127857), Stampin' Dimensionals(104430)
You can get two different cards from one sheet of DSP, depending on how you fold it. Here is a picture of the other half of the same piece of DSP.

Have a great weekend!


Friday, September 7, 2012

Merci Chocolate! Gift!

 In Canada we have these lovely chocolates that come in a larger box/package, but some times you only need a small something. I created this little token that hold 3 of the chocolate pieces to give as a gift.
It is very simple and any sentiment can be added to it for any occasion.
I used the 2012 in-colors for this project.

Stamp Set: Bright Blossoms(w-125495 or c-125497)

Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit Stampin'Write Markers(126856)

Paper: Summer Starfruit(126839), Raspberry Ripple(126842) and Whisper White(100730)
Accessories: Midnight Muse 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon(126847), Simply Scored Scoring Tool(122334), Big Shot(113439), Labels Collection Framelits (125598)

Simple and quick!

Have a great day!