Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sept. quilt square

Yep they just keep getting cuter each month. ;)

Monday, August 29, 2011

Rubber Stamping Technique-Masking

...the top left card is a idea from dawn griffen,
which inspired me to research masking. it's totally fun and simple; so give it a whirl.

Masking is a very cool rubber stamping technique that involves layering rubber stamp images to create depth. By rubber stamping images one on top of the other using masking you give the illusion that images are in front or behind each other.

SUPPLIES: ink, stamp set of your choice,scrap paper for the mask image.

1. Stamp Your First Image: For this demonstration I'm masking using a single rubber stamp. The first image you stamp will be the one in the foreground of your picture.
2. Create The Mask: Stamp the image onto a piece of scrap paper, cut nice and tight along the stamped image- this cut out now becomes your "mask"
3. Position The Mask: Place the mask directly over your first stamped image lining it up perfectly. This protects your first stamped image.
4. Stamp Your Second Image: ink up your rubber stamp (either the same or a different rubber stamp then the first).
5. Remove The Mask: Peel off the mask, and BAM! ...two overlapped images.

other options: is cutting out a shape to lay on top to sponge around image like you see on top.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Witches Hat Treat Holder

SUPPLIES: basic black cs, bonefolder, paper cutter/scorer, frightful sight dsp, stampin' glitter I used olive, 2-way glue pen, curly label punch, 1-1/4''striped grosgrain ribbon

This is so adorable and of yes super easy. I am defiantly making these treat holders for my sons class this year. Hope you enjoy!
Cut a 11-1/2 X 4

fold down the center, then open back up

take your ruler and score from center fold down to 2'' over
(which is center of cs)

now it should fold like this on each end

cut this piece at 1''X7''

to create your witches brim
trim from bottom corner up to your 2'' mark (do this on both sides.)

take your crop a dile the 3/16 side punch hole to weave the ribbon through

apply the brim to hat

cut another piece at 3/4'' X 3-1/2 ( you will trim off any extra)

punch out one using the curly label punch

take your glue smear evenly on to punch out, then apply glitter

trim hang off paper

after attaching the curly label punch I cut off a small square to put in the middle
(you can see n the picture below)
to get the shredded ribbon look I used my scissors and really
tour tugged and ripped.

before you tie her off, add your favorite spooky candy and
BAM you have a cool e o witches hat.

Petal Card Double Punch Perfect Treat

We learned this at mini convention. It's a perfect WS idea. So give it a whirl and see how much fun this is. Plus EASY and we all love EASY right!?!!

Supplies needed: your favorite DSP., (Im using Big Top Birthday) adhesive, scissors, ribbon, Petal Card Double Punch , SU window sheet or (transparencies you can find at local office
supply stores), candy of your choice, I forgot to add a crop a dial to this for a whole punch.

Cut at 4-1/2 X 4-1/2 and then score at 1'',2'',3'', 4''

apply adhesive to the 1/2'' side and fold together. You can use sticky strip but I found that adhesive held this together pretty well.

take your dsp and punch out two pieces
(this is for the top and bottom of candy treat box)

apply adhesive to only the flaps of your punched pieces and adhere one to the bottom.

this is what it should look like now, go ahead and add your candy.

now take your ribbon cut at 8'' so you know you have enough to tie your not. and go ahead and punch your whole in center of your other punch out.

slide ribbon through and tie. this is what it should look like.
now take your adhesive and apply on flaps and stick your top on.

To finish I also cut a thin 3/4'' or so X4-1/2 strip to wrap around the top and bottom to give a little extra support and completion to this candy box.

Here it is all finished. Wasn't it so super dee duper simple =) This works for any occasion you can even add tags to it to give it that final pop you are looking for.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


The state of Texas is having a sales tax holiday for school supplies
up to $100.00 per item from August 19-21.
Take advantage....This is a limited-time benefit!

The following items are tax-exempt during the Texas sales tax holiday:

100425 2-Way Glue Pen $ 3.50

100902 Dotto Refill $ 6.50

101879 Watercolor Pencils (24) $ 19.95

102845 Blender Pens (3) $ 9.95

103179 Craft & Rubber Scissors $ 19.95

103305 Dotto $ 12.95

103579 Paper Snips $ 9.95

103683 Mini Glue Dots $ 4.95

104045 Anywhere Glue Sticks (2) $ 3.95

104294 Sticky Strip $ 6.95

104331 SNAIL Refill $ 4.50

104332 SNAIL Adhesive $ 6.95

104430 Stampin' Dimensionals $ 3.95

105021 Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen $ 3.95

105394 Basic Black Stampin' Write Journaler $ 3.50

108360 Craft Scissors $ 29.95

110755 Multipurpose Liquid Glue $ 3.95

Varies Stampin' Write Marker $ 3.50

119700 Subtles Collection Stampin' Write Markers (10) $ 28.95

119701 Regals Collection Stampin' Write Markers (10) $ 28.95

119702 Brights Collection Stampin' Write Markers (10) $ 28.95

119703 Neutrals Collection Stampin' Write Markers (8) $ 22.95

119801 2010-2012 In Color Stampin' Write Markers (5) $ 14.95

119802 Subtles Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons (10) $ 16.95

119803 Regals Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons (10) $ 16.95

119804 Brights Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons (10) $ 16.95

119805 Neutrals Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons (10) $ 16.95

120962 Stampin' Pastels $24.95

123002 2011-2013 In Color Stampin' Write Markers (5) $14.95

Click the button to shop! =)

Monday, August 15, 2011

Show n Tell w/ Girl Scouts

I was thrilled when the local girl scout troop ask me to come visit them at their meeting to go over my SU business, and make some cards with them.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

More DFW Mini Conv.

I won a door prize YAY me. (lol)

Christie showing us creations from MDS.

Shaker cards. They are SO cool!

Dola showing off her awesome card creations.

The group of ladies that help Sharon put this conv. together.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

DFW Mini Conv

Karen Kerr & Dola Morgan (two super sweet ladies)

Gloria and I with our AWESOME upline Christie Daugherty
Me & Sharon(she did such a great job putting this together for us)

a few swaps!!!

We had so much fun at DFW mini convention . I truly came home so pumped, excited, and full of ideas for my business. There were so many ladies there with great and helpful hints and tips. Will post more soon. Stay tune.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Delicate Doilies 8-1/2 X 11 scrap page

*Create your own*

122362 Lace Ribbon Border Punch
122464 Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch
119882 Scallop Edge Border Punch
Big Shot 113439 $99.95
113463 top note
100730 Whisper White CS
119683 Daffodil Delight CS/119667 ink
122926 Lucky Limeade CS/122935 ink
122925 calypso Coral CS/ 122936 ink
122384 In Color DSP
122360 Flirtatious Specialty
122592 Delicate Doilies stamp set

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Stampshack Demo Meeting-Swaps

Had to give the "faux canvas" technique another try;
because I loved it so much. yep yep!

Friday, August 5, 2011

lady at the beach made with punches-

okay okay I'm sorry- don't remember who gets the credit for this awesome creation but when i seen it. I knew I had to give it a whirl b/c it looked so simple to put together. I love the challenge of punch cards.=)

butterfly punch
square punch
1-1/4 circle punch
extra large oval punch
trio flower punch

August quilt square.

I almost forgot to share my latest quilt square. Not to bad to have forgotten all my supplies for class. lol But not one of my finest pieces either. all is good though b/c I know once this gets put completely together it's going to be fabulous.

Night of Navy Headband!

This color of ribbon (night of navy) has retired already =( but the good thing is we have many other cool colors to choose from. With just a little bit of hot glue and some patience you get this. Granted it was my first one but turned out pretty good and super simple and that's what I love most.

Monday, August 1, 2011

In home WS project for this week.

..... loving the new in colors.!. So I chose these colors to promote at my ws this week. A quick simple way for the customers to get there hands on many products all at once.

Strength & Hope

Take advantage of this awesome stamp set before it's to late only have till Aug. 31, to get it. Offer of Strength & Hope to those dealing with breast cancer by purchasing this stamp set or Strength & Hope digital kit.

# 124475 digital $9.95
# 118100 wood mount $17.95
# 123669 clear mount $ 13.95

Stampin' UP is donating $2 from this purchase to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Which is dedicated to preventing breast cancer and finding a cure in our lifetime by funding clinical and translational research worldwide. For more info about BCRF visit