So Santa Shaker Card

Welcome back to a new week, friends, Monday sure comes around way to quickly over here…but then again, when doesn’t it?!  Today’s share if my swap card I made while attending last month’s OnStage event in Orlando.  My demonstrator group held an organized swap and I knew I wanted to do something fun with the So Santa stamp set found on page 23 of the Holiday Catalog.  I had sand that I collected for a project that I never got around to using, so I turned my card into a shaker.  The sand is from my local favorite beach located just north of me in Ventura, Calif.

So Grateful for Someone Like You

Happy Hump Day, my friends!  We are half way to the weekend!  Yesterday Mr. Wonderful and I celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary.  I couldn’t have asked for a better friend, husband, and father to our daughter.  He is truly my soulmate!! I can’t wait to see where our adventure takes us in the years ahead.

I have been on the hunt for something fun and finally found a cute pair of Rae Dunn mugs!

I CASED a card that I saw on Pinterest (from Jackie Aitken) that uses the Country Home Stamp Set, I just love this greeting!!

Hand Delivered Shoebox Swap

Hello, friends!  I have been a little MIA lately, we are still dealing with Mr. Wonderful’s health issues and I am just really burnt out with life/work and it doesn’t leave me much time for stamping.  Wowza, that was a fast weekend!  I attended my adoptive demonstrator group meeting yesterday and this was my swap card.  I love making cards that have a unique fold and this is a “z-fold” but it is vertical, I usually make mine horizontal.

Dimensions & Instructions

  • Rich Razzleberry: 4-1/4″ x 11″ and score at 5-1/2″ and 8-1/4″.  Then fold into a “z” with the fold at the bottom
  • Share What you Love Specialty DSP: 4″ x 2-1/2″ and adhere to the bottom cardstock panel
  • Old Olive: 3″ x 8″ and score at 4″ and fold.  Adhere to inside the Rich Razzleberry base
  • Whisper White: 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″; you are cutting two of these
  • Rich Razzleberry (Share What you Love Specialty DSP): 1/2″ x 2-1/2″
  • Stamp greeting using Memento Ink and punch it out using the Classic Label Punch.  Then adhere to the Rich Razzleberry (Share What you Love Specialty DSP) strip.  Adhere to the bottom of the Old Olive panel using double layer of dimesnionals (to hold flap down)
  • Finish off the greeting by adhering a silver adhesive-backed rose
  • Add a few Clear Rhinestone Jewels

Festive Phrases – Happy Holidays Elf

Happy Hump day friends, we are half way to the weekend!!  Today’s card may have some layers but it sure brought a smile to my face as the elf reminds me of Buddy!  I hope it brings a smile on your face too!

CARDSTOCK CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:

  • Real Red: 4-1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5-1/2″; 2-3/4″ x 4
  • Old Olive: 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Whisper White: 2-1/2″x 3-3/4″
  • Merry Little Christmas DSP: 3-3/4″ x 5″

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Merry Cafe

Happy Hump day, we are half way to the weekend!  I am loving this card for it colors and the super yummy texture of the embossing folder.  It is perfect for the fall like weather we are experiencing in Southern California!

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Color Me Happy

Welcome back to a new week, friends, I hope your weekend was grand!  I finally got around to playing with the Color Me Happy Project Kit and it is Fantastic!! You can make 16 cards, 4 each of 4 designs.  It includes 16 card bases, 16 envelopes (4 each of 4 printed designs), gold foil accents, die-cut cardstock backgrounds and accents, printed and gold foil die-cuts accents, white baker’s twine, Pool Party mini tassels, circle and star sequins and gold foil tape.  If you like kits and enjoy coloring with alcohol markers then you are in for a treat and will LOVE this kit!!

Here are some individual pictures of each of the four cards.

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Trick or Treat Pizza Box

Welcome back to a new week, friends, I hope your weekend was grand!  We stayed home all weekend and enjoyed some much needed family time!

Today I am excited to share with you a fun mini pizza box (the template is below) but the real excitement is that I used a new product that is coming soon…Stampin’ Blends Markers!  Stampin’ Blends are artist-quality alcohol markers in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors.  I’ve been looking forward to getting these new alcohol markers!  Right now…Demonstrators get to early-release purchase them starting today!  Please note that a customer launch date has not been announced yet.

The Stampin’ Blends markers that I used were:

  • Crumb Cake – dark
  • Daffodil Delight – light and dark
  • Old Olive – light and dark
  • Pumpkin Pie – light and dark
  • Color Lifter

Here is the template for my box: Mini Pizza Box

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