Friday, October 30, 2009

Serene Snowflake **Snow Day**

Happy Friday to everyone!

Today is the last day of the Serene Snowflakes showcase. I hope you all have enjoyed seeing a few of the different ways you can use Serene Snowflakes.

Here is today's 12"x12" scrapbook page, which was partly inspired by my dear friend Melanie.  I love how she adds stitching and buttons, so I thought I would give it a try.  If you would like to see Melanie's incredible creations you can them on her blog :  or on the Christmas with the Cricut blog  

Here you can better see the snowflakes stamped in the background with white craft ink.  In person they are much more noticeable.  I also like to sponge white craft ink along the edges to give the page a frosty look.  Brrr! 

Supplies used in today project:

Stamps: Serene Snowflakes: {115438}             
Inks:  White craft ink {101731}                          
Cardstock: Pretty in pink {100459} Whisper white {106529}
Accessories:  Stampin' Dimensionals {104430}White gel pen {105021}, SU! Twine {100982},Scallop edge punch {112091} Basic Grey buttons, Bazzill white polka dot ribbon, Cricut Winter Wonderland cartridge, Cricut Storybook cartridge

***Remember if you place an order with me this week that includes any of the items I use in this weeks project, you will get 20% off your entire order. 

Be sure to check in on Monday to see what Stampin' Up item will be featured next week! 

Have a fun & safe halloween!

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Serene Snowflake Ornament

Hi everyone, I hope you are enjoying this weeks featured stamp set Serene Snowflakes. 

Today's project is a little bit more detailed and time consuming, but I think you will agree it is worth it. 



Supplies used in today project:

Stamps: Serene Snowflakes: {115438}             
Inks: Night of Navy {102977} Versamark ink{102283}                          
Cardstock: Non SU! thick white cardstock (120lb weight)
Accessories:  Stampin' Dimensionals {104430} Clear embossing powder {109130} Dazzling Diamonds glitter{102023} embossing gun {100005} Rhinestone brads clear {113144} silver stretchy cord {109866} Night of navy organdy ribbon (retired)

I began by stamping one of each of the snowflakes on heavy weight cardstock in night of navy ink.  Once all the snowflakes were stamped, I cut each one out.  (no lie....this was time consuming)  Next I inked up all of the snowflakes with versamark ink and sprinkled on the clear embossing powder.  While the embossing powder was melted, I dipped the snowflake in the embossing powder a 2nd time...and then again once more....and then the fourth time I sprinkle on the dazzling diamonds glitter (heat from the under side of the paper) .  Each time melting the embossing powder until it was completely melted.

Once all the snowflakes were cooled, I attached my rhinestone brad.  Next attaching the layers of the snowflake with dimensionals. 

I used my piercing tool to poke a hole in the top of the largest snowflake, and threaded my silver stretchy cord through.  Then tied the ribbon. 

I tried to take the best pictures I could, but honestly it's much prettier in person. 

I hope you enjoyed today's project, be sure to stop back on Friday for this week's scrapbook page using Serene snowflakes. 

Monday, October 26, 2009

Stampin' Up Showcase { Serene Snowflakes } week 1

Today is the first day of my SU! showcase.

If you are wondering what in the world I am talking about, let me give a little recap.  Each week I am going to feature one Stampin' Up product.  I will post 3 projects that week (card, 3-d item, and a scrapbook page) showing you different ways to use that item.  For week 1 I am featuring Serene Snowflakes {item # 115438}.

Also if you place an order with me this week that includes any of the items I use in this weeks project, you will get 20% off your entire order.   I will be sure to post item numbers along with each product to make ordering easier.  

Here is today's card....

Products used:
Stamps: Serene Snowflakes: {115438}             
Inks: Soft Suede {115657}                                  
Cardstock: Kraft {107070} Real red {102482} Soft Suede {115318} whisper White {106529}
Patterned Paper : Christmas Cocoa {116770}  
Accessories: Shimmer paint Champagne Mist {116806} Soft Suede Polka dot grosgrain {115612} SU! rub-ons (retired)  Stampin' Dimensionals {104430} Nestabilities scallop circle, circles (cricut machine)

Close up so you can better see the Shimmer Paint. 

Monday, October 19, 2009

2 big announcements! (Stampin' Up Sale!!!!)

I have two really exciting announcements to share with everyone.

First...Starting next week I will be showcasing one Stampin' Up stamp set or product every week.  

Mondays -  a card
Wednesday a 3-d item (gift, home decor, etc...) 
Friday - a scrapbook page.  

Each week I will feature a promotion to go along with the featured item. Check in Monday October 26th for that weeks featured item.   



*~*Ink pad-a-rama*~*

From October 19th-31st if you buy a set of ink pads (classic or craft) you will can get the ink refills for 50% off!  

To place an order email me at 

(all orders will be sent directly from SU! to your doorstep, and  if your order is over $150 you will be eligible for hostess rewards)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Polar friends forever!

I bought Cold & Cuddly from the Stampin' Up Holiday mini catalog as soon as I could...I just thought this was the cutest set ever.  My stamp set arrived, right as I was packing up my scraproom and getting ready to move to our new house.  Talk about torture.  Since that time I have had the idea to use this super cute set with a retired SU! set called Polar Friends, that I have kept (aka hoarded) since it retired a few years back.   Now I finally feel justified for keeping those 100's of stamp sets. LOL! is my card I hope you like it!

Stamps:  Stampin' Up Cold & Cuddly and Polar Friends (retired)
Inks: Memento black tuxedo, copics
Paper: SU! soft sky, whisper white, Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses
Accessories:  SU! 5/8 ribbon, clear embossing powder, SU! chunky glitter, misc mini buttons, SU! dimensioals

The fur on the little girls jacket is done with liquid applique and SU! chunky glitter.
  • Apply liquid applique, and allow it to set for a few minutes.
  • Sprinkle on chunky glitter
  • Next heat each area from the under side until the applique has puffed up.

Also works great for creating snow! OMG...I can't believe I am already talking about snow.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

25% off Stampin Up orders over $50!!!

Today is the last day to take advantage of this HUGE sale.  

Be sure to get me your orders by midnight tonight.

Next big sale will be during my time as a guest desinger on Christmas with the Cricut November 23rd-28th!!

Be sure to watch for details  :)

Monday, October 12, 2009


Lol....I couldn't resist.

Today I whipped up a little card for Halloween, I hope you like it.

I apologize for the sub-standard pictures.  I don't know what is wrong with my camera, but it is taking terrible pictures lately.  Maybe it's because it knows I want a new!

I hope you all have been checking out all the great projects on Christmas with the Cricut .  I have been working on my projects for my guest designer spot at the end of November.  Be sure to check my blog each day during that time for great projects and AWESOME Stampin' up deals and sales!!!

Thursday, October 01, 2009 I have a deal for you!!!

As many of you know the past few months have been an incredibly difficult time for my family.  During this time my friends and customers have been there for me every step of the way.  For that I am more grateful than you will ever know.

I did some thinking, and I decided I wanted to do something to 'give back' or 'pay it forward'.   

Are you ready for this!?!?!? 

For a very limited time (now - October 15th) I am offering 25% off all Stampin' Up orders placed through me that are over $50.   There are NO limits or exclusions.

Please e-mail me with any questions.

Again....thank you to everyone that kept us in your thoughts and prayers.

And the winner is......

In case you missed it, I am giving away a brand new Stampin' Up Serene Snowflakes to one of my lucky followers. 

By random draw...the winner is Andrea from Newburgh, IN!!! 

Andrea please e-mail me with your address so that I can get your prize sent out to you. 

Thank you to everyone following my blog.   My posts are a little slow right now, but that is because I am getting all my projects for my Guest Designer spot on Christmas with the Cricut done. 

Although I will have a Halloween card for you later day. 

Have a great day!