Monday, October 3, 2011

Halloween Wreath

Howdy All!
I am so glad to be posting today! I have a really neat project to show you that I worked on over the weekend.
I'm not sure what they are called - Lollies/Rosettes/Paper YoYos - but they are made using the new Stampin' Up! Simply Scored tool! My inspiration for this wreath came from page 6 in the new SU! holiday mini. All of the products used are from SU! or finds from the dollar store. I had planned on letting more of the wrapped grapevine show but I just kept adding more and more lollies!! The best part about this project is that I spent less than $10 at the dollar store and I have enough stuff to make 2 or 3 more! All of the 'Lollies' are made from strips of dsp or cardstock measuring 3/4", 1", 1 1/4", 1 1/2" and 2" wide.

Here is what I used:

SU! Products:
STAMPS: Spooky Bingo Bits

PAPER: Frightful Sight dsp, First Edition dsp, Old Olive, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Cajun Craze

INK: Basic Black

ACCESSORIES: Simply Scored, Circle punches, various buttons, brads and hardware(some retired), hemp and baker's twine

From the Dollar Store:

Plastic Skeletons ( 4 pak), sparkly spiders(3 pak), bag of spider webbing, roll of ivory tulle, black creepy cloth (you get lots in 1 pak), grapevine wreath(they come in 3 sizes - I used a 13", straw basket filler, and black pipe cleaners

I started out by covering the grapevine wreath with some Creepy Cloth using my hot glue gun. Then I went to town making my 'lollies' and I laid them all out before hot glue gunning them onto my wreath. Last I hot glue gunned all the extra stuff on. It came out a little lop-sided, but I am still pleased with it!

Well, that's all I have for now! Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by! Stop back again soon to see what else I have been up to!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Halloween Treats and My Grandson's Visit

Howdy All!

I wanted to start off my post tonight with a quick photo of my adorable grandson, Leland! He came to Las Vegas to visit Grammy and Grampy at the beginning of the month. I hadn't seen him since he was 4 weeks old and now he is 4 months old! Don't you just want to kiss that face?!
Okay, so now to my project! Tonight I have the last of my 4 swaps that took to the SU! Regionals last month. I created some quick treat holders for Halloween using the Two Tags Bigz Die and some fun punch art. The ghost was made using the Owl builder punch - can you see it? I just punched the owl out in Whisper White cardstock, cut off the little feet and turned him up-side-down! FUN! The little pumpkin next to my ghost was created with three 3/4" cirlce punches and the Boho Blossom punch. For the large pumpkin holders I punched 3 Extra-large ovals from some Tangerine Tango cardstock, sponged the edges with the same color ink, layered them and then ran them through the Big Shot with various embossing folders. The stem is just the Jewelry Tag punch and the leaves are from the Bird builder punch. Here is a complete list of supplies used (All products used are Stampin' Up!):

STAMPS: Jack of All Trades

PAPER: Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Frightful Sight DSP

INK: Basic Black, Tangerine Tango for sponging

ACCESSORIES: Two Tags Bigz Die, Various ribbons, Punches- Boho Blossoms, Jewelry Tag, 3/16" Corner, 3/4" circle, Extra-large Oval, Owl Builder, Bird Builder

Alrighty!! That's what I have for you tonight! Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by and I hope to see you again soon!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Regional Swap #3

Howdy All!
I have for you today my third card swap from last week's Stampin' Up! Regionals here in Las Vegas. Since my first two swaps were holiday themed I decided to go with a thank You card for my third design. I absolutely love the colors in the Berry Blossoms DSP! So, I just had to use it for this card! I really liked how this card turned out and it was pretty easy to put together! Here is a complete supply list (all products are Stampin' Up!):

STAMPS: Butterfly Prints, Short & Sweet

PAPER: Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White, Early Espresso, berry Blossoms DSP

INK: Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso

ACCESSORIES: Scallop Circle BIGZ die, 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Butterfly punch, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, dimensionals, Big Shot

For the butterflies I stamped the image using the same color ink as the cardstock and then punching them out.

Welp! That's it for today! Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by! Hope to see you all again soon!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Regionals Swap #2

Howdy All!
Today I have for you my second swap card from last week's Stampin' Up! Regionals here in Las Vegas. This is my Halloween card using the Spooky Bingo Bits stamp set and the Frightful Sight DSP. I had such a hard time deciding which 4 little images I wanted to use for my card! They are all soooo cute! I wanted this card to be Bold with clean lines. This is a pretty straight forward card. The only challenging part was heat embossing the spider, cat, pumpkin and bat! Here is a complete supply list (all products used are stampin' Up!):

STAMPS: Spooky Bingo Bits

PAPER: BAsic Black, Gasic Gray, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, Whisper White, Frightful Sight DSP

INKS: Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, VersaMark

ACCESSORIES: Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Basic Black 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Decorative Label punch, Black embossing powder, 1" circle punch, dimensionals, heat tool

Well, that's it for now! Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by! See you again soon!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

SU! Regionals 2011 Swap #1

Howdy all! I realize it has been a few months since my last post. I was experiencing issues with my old pc and then I was out of the habit of posting anything anywhere. I have also been busy with lots of visitors and I even have my 4 month old grandson coming next week!! I can't wait to hug and kiss him!! After going to this year's Stampin' Up! convention in Salt Lake City in July and attending Su! Regionals here in Las Vegas, I have been inspired to get back to my blog! I have been doing lots of stamping between convention, regionals, family and friends' birthdays and anniversaries and OWH cards. The card(s) I have for today I created for swapping at Regionals yesterday. I made 35 of these winter cards using one of my favorite sets in the new Idea Book and Catalog, Snow Much Fun! I love this snowman and there also is a tall skinny snowman in the set that I will be using lots! The layers on my card are pretty basic. I ran the Early Espresso layer through the Big Shot with the Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder. I used the tearing technique for the Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade, and the Crumb Cake layers (I am a texture freak!) I stamped my snowman with Early Espresso ink and used an aqua painter to color him in with ink from the tops of my ink pads. I then spritzed over it with some Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz! It's hard to see in the pics, but looks shimmery in real life! After layering all the pieces I tied some yummy Cherry Cobbler Baker's twine around some cute mini brads! Here is my complete supply list (all products are from Stampin' Up!):

STAMPS: Snow Much

PAPER: Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler,
Crumb Cake, Lucky Limeade

INK: Craft Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso

ACCESSORIES: Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, Aqua painter, Mini brads, Baker's Twine, Dimensionals, Big Shot and Color Catcher
Well, that's it for today! I will be back tomorrow with another of my swap cards for regionals! Thanks so much for stoppin' by!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Some Cards I Made Recently

Howdy All!

Just thought I would post some pics of some of the projects I have been working on! I have been very preoccupied as my oldest son and his wife spent the weekend working hard to bring my first grandchild into the world! Leland Nelson was born on Easter Sunday and I couldn't be prouder! I can't wait to travel to Syracuse in 2 weeks and hold him in my arms!

The silly bunny cards used SU! products along with some pattern paper from MME. The sentiments were computer generated. The other 2 designs are all SU! I will try to stop back tomorrow and possibly post a pic of my grandson if I can...I was having issues trying tonight!

Thanks so much for stoppin' by!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Petal Pizzazz For You

Howdy All! I've been gone for a few months, but now I am back!! I've got a quick card tonight using today's SCS color challenge, CC318, to use Pretty in Pink, So Saffron and Pear Pizzazz and Stamping 411's saturday sketch challenge SSC198. I haven't used my Petal Pizzazz stamp set in a while and I loved this set when it came out! I still do! Here is my supply list(All products are Stampin' Up!): STAMPS: Petal Pizzazz, Happy Moments PAPER: Pretty in Pink, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White INK: Pretty in Pink, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron THE REST: border punch, tiny tag punch, ribbon, linen thread, Polka Dot embossing folder, big Shot It's kinda hard to see in the pic, but the Pretty in Pink layer is stamped with PIP ink and was run thru the big shot with the polka dot embossing folder. Welp! That's what I got for tonight! Thanks so much for stopping in and checking me out! See you again soon!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Mojo Monday 175 Sew Suite Birthday Wishes

Happy day to you all! I played along with this week's Mojo Monday sketch challenge #175. I wanted to make a birthday card for my new SU! demo friend, Jeanna, to let here know how much I appreciate her for inviting me into her home and letting me stamp with her and her wonderful group of ladies! I just know I will be forming some lasting friendships! Jeanna has the most wonderful projects that that I will hafta take some pics of and get posted! Sew...I decided to go outta my comfort zone a little and I took the cover off of my sewing machine and decided to stitch a little on my card. I did a little zigzag stitchin' around the the designer paper panels, can you see it? Not to shabby for someone who does not sew. It was as hard as I was anticipating!I used one of the sets from the new SU! Occasions mini catalog called Sew Suite, it's just sew cute! Here is my complete supply list (all products are SU!):

STAMPS: Sew Suite

PAPER: Sahara Sand, Pacific Point, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla, Blueberry Crisp dsp

INK & MARKERS: Sahara Sand, Not Quite Navy

THE REST: Crochet trim, corduroy button, circle die, big shot, blender pen, sewing machine, sponge

I did do some distressing on the tape measure and sponged along the edges of the panels with sahara sand. I just love the colors in the Blueberry Crisp dsp, it's yummy!

Welp! That's it for now! Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by! See you again real soon!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Two Challenges, One Card

Happy day to you! I've got a quick post today with a set of cards that I created earlier in the week. I used 2 different challenges to help me along the way. First, I started with the S&S sketch challenge #52 and then I chose my colors from the SCS color challenge, CC306 to use Bravo Burgundy, Pear Pizzazz and Baja Breeze. Here is my supply list:

STAMPS: Nature walk, Well Scripted (SU!)

PAPER: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Bravo Burgundy (SU!); wild asparagus patterned paper (MME)

INK: Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Bravo Burgundy (SU!)

THE REST: Scallop edge punch, polka dots embossing folder, brads, Beautiful Wings embosslit, Big Shot (SU!); circle punches (Marvy Uchida)

Welp! That's it! Short and sweet! Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by! See you again soon!

Friday, January 21, 2011

WT306 Wonderful Mother and Some B-day cards

Happy day to you! I've been working on lots of cards as well as crocheting a baby blanket for my soon to be born first grandchild! I hopped on SCS yesterday to check out the Ways To Use It challenge and came up with these cards. WT306-absolutely GRADIENT -challenged us to use either a Gradient ink pad or make our own by combining more than one color of ink to our stamp. I chose the later and used Rose Red, Regal Rose and Pretty in Pink to create this lovely image! Supply List:All products used are Stampin' Up!

STAMPS: Upsy Daisy, Well Scripted

PAPER: Whisper White, Rose Red

INK: Rose Red, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink

THE REST: Pretty in Pink satin ribbon

For my second set of cards I needed a birthday card for my brother-in-law and I created this card and then decided to go ahead and make 4 more to send on to OWH. It was the first time I inked up this yummy hostess level 1 set, Birthday Bakery. I combined it with this rockin' patterned paper to make it 'guy giveable'!

Supply List:

STAMPS: Birthday Bakery (SU!)

PAPER: Night of Navy, Kiwi Kiss, Bravo Burgundy, Whisper white (SU!); everyday tango patterned paper (MME)

INK: Night of Navy, Kiwi Kiss, Bravo Burgundy (SU!)

THE REST: punches, blender pens, dimensionals, Crystal Effects (SU!)

Welp!! That's it for today! I hope to be back soon to show you more of what I have been working on!! Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by! See you again soon!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Mojo Monday 173

Happy day!! I was able to play along with this week's Mojo Monday sketch #173.
I needed to make a birthday card for my father-in-law. I wanted it to be masculine so I used jute twine instead of ribbon. I hope it's okay. Here is my supply list:

STAMPS: Spring Song(SU!)


PAPER: Pattered paper (MME); Very Vanilla, Mellow Moss (SU!); brown textured(DCWV)

THE REST: Nestibilites, jute twine, tiny tag punch, brads, cuttlebug, embossing folder

Well, that's it for now. Short and Sweet tonight! Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by! See you again soon!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Hats, Mittens & Scarves

Happy day! So today I have some pics of the cute hat, mitten and scarf sets I crocheted for my sweet nieces, Aaliyah - age 4 and Bianca - age 1 & 1/2. Each set was completed in a weekend while watching tv and I decided to use variegated yarn so I didn't need to change colors and weave in lots of ends. I just love little mittens for little hands, don't you? These were my very first attempts at crocheting mittens and I must admit that I am extremely pleased with the end result and I will definitely be making more! I recently joined an online crochet website,, that has all kinds of neat crochet patterns that are free for all different levels of crocheters. They also provide tips and videos, so give it a look-see when you get a chance! Here is a link to the pattern for the mittens that I used:
Well, that's it for now! Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by today! See you again soon!!

Friday, January 7, 2011

A Box Of Cards For OWH

Ooops! I missed posting to my Blog yesterday, but I was very busy getting a box of cards together to send to my shipper for Operation Write Home. If you have not done so yet, please check out the link on my side bar for this wonderful organization. I sent 65 of my handmade cards! About 2/3 were Valentine cards. We have to get cards for the holidays in early so that there is enough time to get them shipped all over the world to our Troops and then still have time for them to get them written in and sent back home to their loved ones! Here is just a sampling of the cards I made. All of the products used for these cards are from Stampin' Up! Some new and some old, but all wonderful! I hope you stop back again soon as I will post some more card pics and I still want to show you the cute crocheted sets I made for my nieces! Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

It's a New Year!

It's a new day, a new week, a new month and a new year!! I know I have been missing for a couple of months, but I had things piling up on my plate that just had to be taken care of! I have missed posting to my Blog and hope to get back into the swing of things and posting as often as I can! I spent most of November and December preparing for Christmas. I love to make handmade gifts for the people in my life that I love the most!
Here are two hat and scarf sets that I crocheted for my 2 teenage nephews. I did them in their school colors so they can show their school spirit! The hat in the top photo was basically from a pattern I found in an old Bernat Learn To Crochet booklet that was published in 1970! I altered it slightly to make it striped and then I just whipped up the scarf to match.
The hat in the bottom photo came from a Leisure Arts booklet called Chase the Chill from 1998. Again, I altered slightly and then created the scarf to match! I sure hope these will keep the boys warm back in Rochester, NY! Stop back tomorrow to see more handmade goodies!
Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by!