Haunted House

I have had this house for quite some time, and just haven’t gotten around to altering it. I’m about ready to start on Christmas projects, so I thought I better get going on this! It was SO MUCH FUN TO MAKE! These houses are so easy to assemble. After assembling the house, I sprayed it with a matte black paint.



To make the bat, I just spread Tombo glue all over the bat and then some chunky glitter! I bent the wings back so he pops off the door.

Do you recognize these witch’s feet? I used the same pattern as on my weSTAMP swap last month. You can see the post and get the FREE pattern on my other post HERE. The stockings are part of the “Wicked Fun Specialty” Designer Series Paper.

Favorite Photo of My Dad

This is my FAVORITE photo of my dad when he was a kid, and his dog. There’s just something special about a boy and his dog! I made these for my sisters this year for their birthdays. It is made on canvas.

February Stamp Club

Here are the February Stamp Club projects!

This first one is hard to see, but the front of the card has the shimmer paint mist all over it. So in real life, there is a blingy goldy sparkly finish to it. I made the shimmer mist spray by going to Walgreens and purchasing a tube of hand sanitizer, then adding about 1/2t. of shimmer spray to it. Just shake it up and VOILA! Instant shimmer mist! I used “Champagne” shimmer paint on this project. I know the frost white works well, too. And I also know that Platinum DOES NOT work!

Recipe:
Stamp Set: Vintage Vogue, Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel
Paper: Kraft, Barely Banana, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Sahara Sand, Bashful Blue, Barely Banana
Accessories: Dimensionals, Scallop Trim Border, Platinum Shimmer Paint, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon

You can make your own shimmer mist by going to the drugstore and purchasing some hand sanitizer ($1.49). Just add about 1 t. of shimmer mist paint, shake it up, and spray your project! When the hand sanitizer is gone, substitute rubbing alcohol for the same effect. NOTE: the Platinum Shimmer Paint doesn’t work well with this technique!

Shimmer Paints

Champagne Mist #116806 $5.95Frost White #116854 $5.95Platinum #116807 $5.95To order shimmer paint (not in current catalog but is STILL AVAILABLE) or any other supplies, please email me, or order on my website HERE.
This card features the Sending Love Notes paper and the Glassine Envelopes found on page 19 of the Occasions Mini. The glassine envelope was dry embossed on just the bottom left corner, which is kind of hard to see in the picture. Recipe:
Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Sweet Pea DP, Sending Love Notes (Hugs), Glassine Envelope (Rectangle Envelope)
Ink: Pretty in Pink
Accesssories: Dimensionals (to pop the wing), Extra Large Two Step Bird Punch

The last project was using the Big Shot! We made these flower accessories. These can be worn as pins for your jacket or sweater, or can be used to embellish just about anything! The gals had a choice of 3 different styles to make. The one on the bag uses burlap as the middle fabric.

There is an awesome YouTube video on how to make these, which can be found HERE. However, I do a few things differently. I just cut small squares to fit the flower I am using, rather than putting one piece on the whole die cut.

Recipes:

Accessories: Fabric, Flower Folds Die Cut, Corduroy Buttons, Hot Glue

Another Rag Quilt!


One of my stamp club members brought her rag quilt purse that she made to Stamp Club last night. Isn’t it BEAUTIFUL! She let me take a photo and I just had to share with you! GREAT JOB BETTY! I love the colors she chose, black and white is SO IN and goes with EVERYTHING!

Christmas Goodies

I wanted to share with you what my upline, Barbara Welch, dropped off at my house the other night. (Her blog can be found HERE.) Isn’t this adorable? It is a basket filled with holiday goodies! I love the reindeer theme of this gift. (Reindeers really are the rage this year, aren’t they?) Inside the beautiful basket, you will find: dish for dip with a cute reindeer knife, a couple of packets dry dip mix, frame, York Peppermint Patties in a cute cello bag, guest hand towels, kitchen towel, and a beautiful Christmas card! THANKS Barbara!

weSTAMP Cupcake Door Prize

We had our weSTAMP downline meeting last night. Here is a photo of the doorprize that I made. I saw this idea on Nicole Heady’s blog and thought it would be fun to make. The link to her blog is HERE. Becky Roberts also has a DARLING one made, and you can see hers HERE.

Inside the box you will find a cake mix to make your cupcakes. The front pouch holds some birthday cards. When you open up the front flap, you will find sprinkles for decorating the cupcakes. The wrapped can has some frosting inside.

Watch for future posts – I am going to be offering this as a class soon! I was just waiting for the new catalog and new papers!!! I’ll keep you posted.

More Stationary Boxes

I am addicted to making these Stationary Boxes! Here are a couple more I made which I gave as birthday gifts. The idea was found on Jackie Topa’s site, which can be found HERE




Recipe:Stamp Sets: Heard from the HeartPaper: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper WhiteInk: Kiwi KissAccessories: NEW Scallop Edge Punch, Bo Ho Punch, Embellishments from Home Again Scrappin’ Kit

Here is another set using the BRAND NEW Designer Paper, Bella Rose.This paper will be available in the new catalog, which comes out in August.

This card was inpired by the infamous Nancy Riley! Her card can be found HERE at iSTAMP.
Recipe:Stamp Set: Bud Basics, Hugs and Wishes, Itty Bitty BackgroundsPaper: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper WhiteInk: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, Basic BlackAccessories: 5 Petal Punch, Bo Ho Punch, Brad

Happy St. Patty’s Day!

Isn’t this just the CUTEST thing! This is a gift from my downline Jessica. I am going to start calling her the Martha Stewart of stamping! Jessica is an awesome COOK as well as an awesome STAMPER! She made this cute little leprachan totally out of PUNCHES! And yummy homemade cookies to go with it. Into my FAVORITES file!! THANKS JESSICA!

January Class Projects

Hi everyone! I finished my January Girls Day/Night Out and here are the projects we did!

Snowman Tic Tac Card Recipe
Stamp Sets: Punch Pals (Snowflake Stamp)Paper: Soft Sky, Buckaroo Blue, Whisper White, Only Orange, Basic BlackInk: Craft White, Basic Black Stampin’ Write MarkerAccessories: Tic Tacs, Soft Sky Double Stitched Ribbon, White Satin Ribbon, 1/2″ & 1 3/8″ Circle Punches
Snowman Cuttlebug Card RecipePaper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Brocade BlueInk: Creamy Caramel, Only Orange, Basic Black Stampin’ Start Markers, Brocade Blue chalkAccessories: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Crystal Stickles, Yarn
Valentine Criss Cross Card Recipe

Stamp Sets: Happy Heart Day

Paper: Certainly Celery, Pixie Pink, Pink Passion, Non-Stampin’ Up paper

Ink: Certainly Celery, Pixie Pink, Basic Black

Accessories: White Gel Pen

You can find a tutorial for the criss cross card HERE. Beate has an AWESOME BLOG! Check it out!

Valentine Card Recipe
Stamp Sets: Happy Heart Day, SandedInk: Craft White, Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Real Red & Going Gray Stampin’ Start MarkersPaper: Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Non-Stampin’ Up paperAccessories: Stickles, Red Brad, Flower from Target Dollar Spot, Pink Ribbon, Giga Scallop Punch, Mega Circle Punch
Time Well Spent Card Recipe (This card was done for my downline swap group, too. See earlier post)
Stamp Sets: Time Well Spent Level 3 Hostess SetPaper: So Saffron, Cutie Pie DP, Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue, Whisper WhiteInk: Basic Black, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Rose Red, Certainly CeleryAccessories: White Brads, Wild Wasabi Double Stitched Ribbon, Dimensionals for flower that is POPPED

TOOL TIME GIFT

My good friend, Chris, made one of these for her husband for Christmas. I TOTALLY CASED hers (except I had a little bit different stickers than her.) I am going to give this to to my husband next week for our anniversary. I think he will enjoy having a clock out in the garage by all his TOOLS! 🙂 Hope he likes it! Here is how I made it (with the help of Chris right by my side! THANKS CHRIS!)

Recipe: 12×12 piece of plywood from Home Depot for the base
Paper: Wood grain looking paper from Joann’s
Stickers: Jolees and some other stickers from Joann’s
Clock mechanism: Chris gave this to me, but she said you can buy them at Joann’s or Michaels

First I painted the plywood with black paint on the back and sides. After it dried, I modge-podged the paper to the front of the plywood. I put another coat of modge podge ontop of the paper and let it dry.

Next I found the center of the front and drilled a hole. I’m not sure what size the hole was, but just big enough to fit the clock mechanism. It will be obvious when you get the clock out of the package. Insert the clock into the hole in the wood and assemble the clock according to the directions on the package. (It is SUPER EASY). I also painted the clock hands black. I thought you could see the hands better, plus it seemed to match the rest of the clock better than gold.

Next, just arrange stickers on the front, making them line up where the numbers would be.

To spell TOOL TIME, my friend had a Sizzix die cut of a hammer and nails. Just arrange them as shown. I modge podged them to the paper, then modge podged again ontop of just the letters when it was finished.

Can you imagine the possibilities with the Jolees stickers and making ANY CLOCK FOR ANY ROOM? I was going to offer this TOOL TIME class around Father’s Day, but it kind of takes awhile because you have to let things dry. I think I will pass on the class for this, but still wanted to share on my blog.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

DEPLOYMENT GOODIES FOR OUR SON

When I saw Mary Jo Albright’s card on SCS, I just KNEW I had to CASE this one! You can see her original card HERE. I tried to go with the same idea but make it masculine. I kept wanting to add things to it (scalloped punch, ribbon, etc.) but everytime I added something, it started looking more “girlie”. So I stuck with the basics and clean lines. I also added a close-up so you can see the acetate that simulates the window, with gel-pen lines to look like window streaks. Great idea, Mary Jo! On the inside of the card, I used the stamp that says “thought you could use a little pickup!” This was SO FUN to make!

Recipe for Card:Stamp Sets: Loads of Love, Loads of Love Accessories, Making TracksPaper: Chocolate Chip. Handsome Hunter, Kraft, Camo paper from JoannsInk: Basic Black, Close to Cocoa, Creamy CaramelAccessories: Gold Snaps (attached with cropadile), Paper Piercer, Dimensionals behind car to make it POP, Dauber around Kraft Circle

After that, I decided to decorate a mailbox tin with some leftover paper. Once again, it is hard to make these MASCULINE! LOL That is our family on the front of the mailbox (husband, myself and our 3 kids). I always have to add that because of the age difference in our kids, some people think that my husband and I are the GRANDPARENTS and the other 3 are a couple and THEIR child! LOLOur oldest son Brook was deployed on Dec. 29th. He is flying C-17’s and is over in the “sandbox”. If you think of it, say a prayer for him. We have a peace about this, and know God is watching out for him.

Valentine Mailbox Tins


Here is a picture of the “craft” we will be making next week at the church I attend (along with 3 other card projects.) I usually try to use “Stampin’ Up” materials on all my projects, but this time I used some old stamp sets. They went too well with the candy I wanted to use to fill the mailbox tin with -chocolate hugs and kisses!Recipe:Stamps: Old stamps in my “stash”Paper: Striped from Joanns, Whisper White, Real Red, Regal RoseInk: Real Red, Regal RoseAccessories: Scissors with a “postage stamp” edge, Giga Circle Punch, Giga Scallop Punch, White Gel Pen, Real Red and Rose Grosgrain Ribbon, White Tulle