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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I made a challenge card!

I can not believe it myself! I have a ton of work to do. Christmas presents to wrap. Christmas presents to finish making. Santa is coming tonight (hubby has to work Christmas day and so we celebrate Christmas day on Christmas eve...did you know that Santa makes special early Christmas eve trips for those who work on Christmas day...like fire fighters and police officers, EMS and hospital personel...I know he's a pretty swell guy!) So I have to get it all done tonight and then it's off to Christmas eve service at church and then onto my parents to spend the night and wait for the big guy again...LOL I just lov Christmas!

Anywho here is my card...I like how it turned out...don't love it, just like it! Todays color challenge was to make a card using the colors So Saffron, Cameo Coral and Orchid Opulance! I automatically thought of a sunset and that is what I went for...I needed something easy so I first looked to see what card stock I already had pre cut and pre-score...so saffron won! I then used a piece of shimmery white card stock cut to 5x3.75. I then inked the top of an embossing folder with the saffron fisrt and then the cameo and last the orchid and ran it through my Big shot (love this machine!) When you do that the embossed part with be white, so I used my craft chocolate chip ink pad and ran it over the raised image a few times...doesn't it look like a sunset? For the sentiment I used my nestabilities and the sincere salutations set and some ribbon and voila! Card is made!
Stamps: Sincere Salutations
Ink: Orchid Opulance, Cameo Coral, So Saffron, Craft Chocolate Chip
Paper: Shimmery white, Orchid Opulance, So saffron, Cameo Coral
Accessories: Nestabilities, ribbon, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Bigshot for Stampin' Up!
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stampin'
I pray that you have a very Merry Christmas and remember the birth of our Christ Jesus!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

House Warming gift

A very good friend og mine (that I met through SCS) just moved into a new place...so I wanted to send her a little something to maker her place feel like home. I hope you like it Melinda! Actually, I know she likes it! She called me today and told me she got her package and that she loves it! The stamps are from a company called There she Goes, started by Jessica (her blog) an SCS friend of mine, and are no longer available, but you should check them out as they have MANY fabulous sets that ar extremely affordable!
Anywho, this is framed piece of art. The frame was very inexpensive (I got it at the dollar store...hope you don't mind Melinda!) And I used the river rock designer series paper by Stampin' Up! to cover the mat. I then used a piece of water color paper and stamped the images with stazon ink and colored them in with ink refills and an aqua painter. easy peasy!
Here is a close up of the main image. I simply matted it on wild wasabi (oh how I miss this color!) and added some eyelets to jazz it up some!
And last but definately NOT least is a close up of the sentiment. This is what drew me to this set. I just love what it says and it's [perfect for anyone that is moving or has just moved. Jessica has a lot of wonderful sentiments in her line and I can not wait to see what her new release will bring!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you go and check out Jessica's store!
Happy Stampin'
May God bless you today and always!
P.S. only 4 more days till CHRISTmas...are you ready?

Friday, December 19, 2008

January 5th and I need to get rid of some stamps that won't be able to travel with us! Here is a list...it's first come first serve and I will combine shipping if not picking up. If you would like a lot of my stamps and need them shipped we can do it easily with the flat rate boxes...Prices are low for quick sell!

-Taggers Dozen $8
-Love Ya Bunches $5
-It's a Date $5
-All I have seen $5
-Flowers for a Friend $15 (hostess level 3)
-Warmest Regards $10 (NUM)
-Little Layers Plus $8
-All the Best $8
-Carte Postale and Jumbo Wheel $20
-Oh, my word $8
-Big Blossom $5 (NUM)
-Bodacious Bouquet $12
-Letter Patterns $5
-Polka Dots and Paisley $8
-Vases In Vogue $15 (hostess level 3)
-All year cheer 1 $15
-Houndtooth Background $10
-So Many Sayings $10
-Spring Solitude & wheel $15
-Best Blossoms $5
-Both Way Blossoms $15
-Looks Like Spring $15
-Floral Bacgground $10
-From the Garden Background $10
-crosshatch background $10
-Linen Background $10
-Greetings Galore $15
-Flower Fest $20
-Big Blossom $10
-So Very $5
-Fun Filled $8
-Stippled Stencils $5
-So Very $5
-Noteworthy $8
-Fresh Flowers & wheel $12

Please e-mail me with the name of the set you're interested in at mabieme1999@yahoo.com Prices DO NOT include shipping. I accept paypal and credit cards by phone. Thanks for your help. I will be posting more stamps soon so keep checking back!

Happy Stampin'


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Another Kusudama Ball...

I love these things! I have been working feverishly on these this winter, along with some other handmade projects for the nieces and nephews. I love these ornaments, they pack such a punch and look awesome on the tree...not to mention someone is really going to think you love them because you spent so much time making it! Hmmmm for some reason blogger keeps rotating this image....piddlley poo.

Again for these ornaments all you need is:

-60 pieces of 3x3 paper

-glue (I used my FAV mono multi)

-ribbon, beads and whatever else you want to use to decorate the flowing ribbons

Here is a link to Part 1 and Part 2 of the instructions on how to make this AWESOME ornaments!

Thanks for stopping by, please let me know if you have tried this technique...I would love to see yours!
Here is link to the other Kusudama ball I made and posted.

Happy Stampin'

May God bless you today and always.


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tuesday's Teacher

Hello all, it's that time again...I have been very naughty about doiing my Tuesday's teacher lately, with Christmas and packing and getting things sorted for our big move (more stamps for sale soon) I have just been totally busy and not able to post too often...but today I'm making some time! Here is today's Bible verse:

"Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another." 1 John 4:11

Well the nice thing about this verse is that it's pretty much self explanitory, but I thought I would remind everyone that in this season of Jesus' birth it is important to remember why we are celebrating! I know that this time of year can bring a lot of Christmas parties and other holiday festivities, have you gone out of your way to invite someone that you might be arguing with? Someone you don't think should be invited because they have hurt you in one way or another? God calls us to love everyone, just as He loves us! I know that we lead such busy lives that it's easy to push the people that hurt us into the back of our minds. It's time to let those people know you love them, that you forgive them and that you still care for them. I try very hard in my own life to not hold grudges (I admit it can be very hard for me, even when I think I have forgiven, something comes up that triggers a memory and I hold on tight to that grudge). Lets do it together this holiday season, lets forgive those who might of hurt us in the past, lets show them that our love is possible with the love that Jesus Christ shows us daily. He was born into poverty so that we might live in wealth one day with Him. Let's start the wealth of God's love here on earth today!

Today's project is a ribbon slide for a necklace. I really love how this turned out! With the exception of the bubble in the corner...such is life I suppose! It was very easy to make. I got the silver square base from a friend who owns a scrapbook store...the website is www.goldenshillpapercrafts.com . I started by stamping the bird image from the inchies set from Inkadinkadoo, also from my friends store, in stazon black ink. I then colored it in with an aqua painter and some re-inkers. Once I was pleased with the coloring i added it to the necklace and put a tiny bit of crystal effects to cover the image. After that I added some dazzling diamonds glitter and let it dry overnight.
By morning the crystal effects was totally dry and the glitter was set...now for the fun part...you will need a 2 part epoxi, mix that in a seperate little plate until well blended, then scoop it up and place it in the little necklace, making sure to shake and poke out any air bubbles. The stuff is super stinky, kinda like over cooked eggs, and the chemical reaction will cause the metal of the necklace to heat up. So work in a well ventilated area and try not to touch the metal...not too hot, but just be careful.
The epoxi I got was the fast drying kind and it was set to the touch in about 5-10 minutes. Becareful though the stuff is tempermental and does not like it too cold or too hot. Also if you put the epoxi directly over the image it will eat away the colors that you so carefully colored and your project will only be black and white!
Stamps: Bird inchies by inkadinkadoo
Ink: Stazon black, kiwi kiss, pink pirouette, ridding hood red, baja breeze
Paper: shimmery white
Accessories: square necklace slide, dazzling diamonds glitter, crystal effects, fast drying 2 part epoxi
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stampin'
May God bless you today and always!

Monday, December 15, 2008

LPS Design Team Challenge & Candy winner

Hello ladies and gents,
I hope you all had a FABULOUS weekend! We were extremely busy with parties galore and an absolultey spectacular Christmas concert at church...I think we survived and am looking foward to this week of blogging and creating...first I would like to share with you my card for the Little Paper Shop Design team challenge...this month we had a sketch by the lovely Laura...thank you forthw wonderful sketch...very easy to work with..LOOOOVE IT!
Here is my card. I used the Snow Flakes set and I just love it. This is one of my favorite go to sets from LPS...it's so calm and serene! I used SU! card stock in Baja Breeze for he base of my card and then I used whisper white for the main image and larger panel.
For the large panel I used a cuttlebug embossing folder that I inked the top panel before running it through my big shot with Baja Breeze ink. I love this effect...epecially with the white snowflakes!
I then stamped the snowflakes on the sentiment panel in bajabreeze...Love these colors! Is this monochromatic? It only uses one color? Added glitter and ribbon and called it a day!
Stamps: Snow flakes from Little Paper Shop
Ink: Baja Breeze, stazon black (all SU!)
Paper: Baja Breeze, basic black and whisper white (all Su!)
Accessories: Sheer ribbon, glitter, 3/4 inch punch, 1/4 inch circle punch. cuttle bug embossing folder, big shot, mono multi
And now for our BIG winner!
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:22
Timestamp: 2008-12-15 18:54:21 UTC
The winner is:
ashjoy said...
Wow, a year. And what an awesome blog!
Please contact me at mabieme1999@yahoo.com (title it Blog candy winner please) in the next couple of days so that I can get your stamps to you...pick any $8 set from www.Littlepapershop.com and send it to me via e-mail. The set will come directly to you! Congrats and Merry Christmas to you! If ashjoy does not contact within 48 hours I will be picking a new winner from the comments.
Thank you so much for stopping by and congratulations again to Ashjoy!
Happy Stampin'
May God bless you today and always!
P.S. Don't forget to check out the other design team divas awesome creations!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Bloggaversary!!! & Candy!!!

Okay so my bloggaversary has come and gone, yup one FULL year of blogging and I have totally missed the cool day when it all began!...Boo hiss I'm so upset I missed it, but I wasn't feeling well, my highschool BFF came out to visit me from California and I had a class last night and another one tomorrow! And so there you have it! No blogging for me until now!

But since I did miss the actual day I do have a WONDERFUL make up for it! I have BLOG CANDY up for grabs!!! Not just any blog candy...a FREE STAMP SET from the LITTLE PAPER SHOP. That's right...the awesome Julia told me that I could let one lucky person win a FREE stamp set up to an $8 dollar value of your choice!

What do you have to do to win this AWESOME prize? Well leave a comment...and that's it! And since I was late I will actually let everyone leave 2 comments...doubling your chances to win! So go tell all your friends and leave me a comment!

You have until the Monday the 15th...the day we post our Design Team challenge...to leav me a comment! Good luck and happy Stamping to all!

May God Bless you today and always,


Retirement Sets and a SALE!!!

Okay so SU! just released their retiring sets list...and it's a pretty short list as far as lists go...only 65 sets we'll be loosing this time! Horay! can't wait to see what goodies thay have cominbg out on Jan 19th!!!

Here is the list for you!

Now for the most totally awesome special there ever was...are you sitting down...okay, each and everyone of you can get 10% off your order of retiring stamps from now until the 23rd of December...but hurry sale ends the 23rd!!! Now as if that wasn't enough...they are also giving you FREE shipping with any order over $70...so buy yourself something nice and get something for your mom, sister, daughter, cousin, friendly neighbor...who cares who it's for...you get FREE shipping!!!

Remember you can order directly from me at my Stampin' Up! buisness website and you will still recieve the awesome specials! Thank you so much for stopping by!

Happy Stampin!

May God bless you today and always!


Thursday, December 4, 2008

I've been away...but very busy!

My friend Nikki asked me if I wanted to do a craft fair with her this Friday evening and I couldn't pass it up...We have 2 tables and I am jazzed...although I think hers will be a little more jazzy than mine! LOL I have been super busy making things for that and really no time to post much. I have also been working on some samples for a customer who's son will be 1 on Valentines day...so that's what I've been up to...I would like to share something with you though...
I made these last year, but they are good for a little revisit...they are ornaments made from Laminate counter top samples that you can get at any major home improvement store...I actually have a whole bunch of them! LOL I think they are super cute and they already have a hole in them for the ribbon...what couls be better?
For the ornaments above I used wild wasabi cardstock and ink, baroqu motif stamp set and holidays and wishes stamp set...once stamped I covered the whole thing with versamark powder and embossed with Irridescent Ice EP.
For the ornaments below I used just red and black cardstock and whisper white craft inkand embossed with clear embossing powder. The buckles are from the hodge podge hardware kits that are no longer available.poo poo! Easy peasy and super cute...way to recycle!

I hope you enjoyed these little cuties! Thank you so much for stopping by!

Happy Stampin'

May God Bless you today and always,


Sunday, November 30, 2008

Kusudama balls

I am totally and hopelessly addicted to origami right now! Useful origami...I know most origami is useful to look at, but these Kusudama balls can be ornaments! Who wouldn't love a glorious handmade ornament? These ornaments are not for the faint of heart...they take some time and dedication, but they sure are worth the effort!
To make some of these Kusudama balls you will need:

**60 pieces of 3x3 paper
And here is a close up of the ornament...pretty neat looking huh?

I know you will all want to see how it's made....soooo

Here is the link to part one of the tutorial and here is the link to part two of the tutorial.
I have been trying to post this all weekend...my darn computer is super slow!!! I will be posting my Little Paper Shop Monday DT challenge a little later today! Thanks for stopping by!
If you do try to make these lovely ornaments please leave me a comment with a link...I would love to see them!
Have a super stamping day!
May God Bless you today and always!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Hosting LSC

Okay this is my second time typing this up and I am a bit sad because I had it all totally and completely typed in and it somehow dissapeared into lala land! I will start woth some pictures of my sweet little Emelia...who is turning THREE today! I can not believe how fast time has gone by! This is a picture that some of you might be familiar with...it's my Avatar from Splitcoaststampers and I just can't seem to part with it! I have 2 other kids and I know they are feeling neglected cuz I won't change my avatar...but look how sweet she looks! Plus, now that it's been up for 3 years people might not know who I am if I change it! LOL

This next picture was taken a few months ago, but doesn't she just look the cutest! I will post more pictures from her 3rd birthday party in a few weeks...thanks for going down memory lane with me!

Now for the card! I knew it was my turn to host on her birthday so I took the oppertunity to let her inspire my Challenge LSC196. Her favorite color is pink...so you are to use pink somewhere on your card or project, she's turning 3 so what better than to limit the layers and embelishments to 3! Last but not least...she loves animals, so an animal must be used in the card or project! Here is my card! (her birthday card!)

I used pretty in pink for the card base, I then stamped the little kitty on a piece of 2.25 x 2.5 piece of whisper white cardstock and colored it in using blender pens and pretty in pinjk and certainly celery inks...added glitter and was done with that. Next I used a piece of designer paper scrap and cut a circle using my creative memories circle cutter and added it to the base and tied a pink gingham ribbon around it...for my last step I added a #3 chipboard number 3 and that's all...super simple and super cute for my super cute 3 year old!

Thanks for looking!


Stamps: Pun Fun

Ink: Pretty in pink, certainly celery, stazon black

Accessories: Ribbon, bigshot, creative memories ircle cutter, glitter

Thursday, November 27, 2008

HAppy Thanksgiving!

I have been super busy these past few days! With house work, getting ready for Thanksgiving, a craft fair and taking care of the family I have barely had time to breathe! Today I would like to share with you a card that I recieved from a friend on SCS...her name is MIchelle Redman and her card is just absolutely GORGEOUS! look at her wonderful coloring! Thank you so much Michelle for this wonderful card and for thinking of me on Thanksgiving!

I will share with you a card I made tomorrow...Until then enjoy your thanksgiving! May it be blessed!

Have a blessed day today and always!


Friday, November 21, 2008

Chocolate Satin Oragami Frame

I stink at blog header titles! LOL So today's SCS challenge is the Limited Supplies Challenge LSC195...hosted by my good friend Judy from Joy in a Jar... So today's challenge was to use chocolate of some sort on your card/project!
So I am totally in LOVE with the Ski Slope designer paper from the mini catalog and I also really like the chocolate satin ribbon and I thought I would use it to make something...I went into my alterables bin and found a super cute frame shadow box and used that to make a little something...

What do you think of my little something? I used a bunch of papers and accessories, but I really like how it turned out...okay so maybe not a bunch! Just 2 pieces of paer! hahaha LOL I also used one of my VERY favorite stam sets (Baroque motifs) and I love the sentiment from Holidays and wishes. I used the Oragami medalion fold again from the TLC challenge from monday (can you tell I love these little guys?)

Now for the baroque motiofs I just knew that I had to use Ridding Hood Red ink and it wouldn't dry to well, so I used my brain and poured clear embossing powder over the ink just after stamping and heat set it. Sheer gorgeousness and it's even raised! To finish off this project I used some Hodge Podeg Hardware and one of my mini snowflake dies for the big shot available from Stampin' Up! and no project is ever complete without some dazzling diamonds glitter!


Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Holidays and Hugs

Ink: Riding Hood Red, Stazon black

Paper: Bella Rose designer paper, Ski Slope Designer paper, Baja Breeze

Accessories: Hodge Podge Hardware, Big Shot, snow flakes dies, satin ribbon (retired), dazzling Diamonds glitter

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stampin'

May God bless you today and always,


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Ornament Class Coming Soon!

I have been wanting to have a class and am feeling inspired to have an ornament class! I guess with the Holidays coming up and all I was really wanting to make something special! So I'm planning on making 3 ornaments and charging just $15. If you're in the area this is a class you don't want to miss! We'll be using the big shot machine and some yummy papers! There is limited space...so RSVP as soon as possible!

Isn't this ornament just stunning! I love the felt Snowflake in the center!

Here is a closeup in all it's gorgeousness! If you would like to attend this class please e-mail me asap to reserve your spot! (e-mail: mabieme1999@yahoo.com)

Class Info:
When: Monday December 8th, 2008
Where: My house
Time: 6:30 (let me know if you can't make it this early as I know some of you work!)
Cost: $15
Supplies to bring: none
What we will make: 3 ornaments

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stampin'

May God bless you today and always!


Mother-In-Laws book

So I made a little book for everyone to sign for my MIL's 60th birthday this last sunday and it was a HUGE hit...I also took a bunch of picture and created a DVD slide show...wich was perfect since the DVD holders I used had a pocket for it! And since I used 2 DVD holders I had 2 pockets...one for the invitaions I had made! I will show you the invites later...didn't take a picture, but it uses the same papers as the little book!


Stamps: Wild Rose

Ink: Ridding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette

Paper: Bella Rose, riding hood red, kiwi kiss, shimmery white

Accessories: Cuttlebug Olivia Alpha, rectangle nestabilities, white gel pen, CD folders (10 for $5 E-mail me at mabieme1999@yahoo.com if you would like some), big Shot

That's all I have for right now...I'll be back later with some ornaments and a class schedule for you! If you're in the area I hope you can make it!

Happy Stampin'

May God Bless you today and Always


Saturday, November 15, 2008

Little Paper Shop DT Challenge

So this months challenge for the Design Team was to create a card using at least 2 Little Paper Shop Stamp sets. SO I used Swirls and Snow Flakes...Love both of these sets and so I knew I had to combine them! Love how it turned out too, it's soooo shimmery and pretty! Gotta Love Glitter!

I also took the oppertunity to play along with SCS and their inspiration challenge held on Saturdays. Todays IC154 was inspired by some gorgeous felt scraves at The Felted Garden. The colors in the scarves below are what did it for me...although I did add some More mustard for the moon...or sun whichever pleases you! LOL
Here is what I did...
I started with a piece of whisper white cardstock that measures 5 x 3.75 and then I used a p ost it note and punched out a 1 3/8 circle punch and used the hole as my template. Using a sponge dauber I inked it up with more mustard classic ink and rubbed around the circle...leaving some white space for thr shadowing. I then created a hilly mask using a piece of computer paper and the circle cutout to cover my mustard sun/moon. I then used a sponge and some Baja Breeze ink and in circular motions covered the whole thing...when you remove the masked paper it looks like a snowy hill...add some glitter and you're done...gorgeousness in seconds!
Stamps: Swirls and Snowflakes sets by Little Paper Shop
Paper: Baja Breeze, retired DS paper, whisper white
Ink: More mustard, baja Breeze, stazon black
Accessories: post it nore, copy paper, glitter, 1 3/8 circle punch
If you have any questions please let me know! This was one of the techniques I saw a regionals..although an oldie it's good to be reminded what we can do with simple supplies!
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!
May God bless you today and Always!

Friday, November 14, 2008


Just a quick post today...Mela is Sleeping and when she gets up ww are going to spend some time with hubbies family!

The challenge for today was to make a card using acrylic stamps only! So I went for the Little Paper Shop stamp set called Little One...DH needed a new baby boy card for an ex-air force guy...so this was perfect!
The card was super easy to make...base is wild wasabi and then some certainly celery designer series paper inked in black. some barely banana cut to 3.5 x 3.5 and a 3x3 textured wasabi layer. the plane was stamped on DS paper...from a pack I can't remember...might of been a simply scrapin kit. I also stamped the plane on brely banana and cut it out to layer on the windows...added a sentimen, ribbon and eyelets and called it a day.
Stamps: Little One by Little Paper Shop
Ink" Stazon Black
Paper: wild wasabi, barely banana, certainly celery designer series, scraps
Accessories: Crop-a-dial, fresh favorites eyelets, wild wasabi rbbon
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stampin'

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Christmas Goodies

So here are some projects I've been working on...I like them and I think they are super cute! I have been in kind of a funk...I don't know if it's because I'm starting to pack some of my things or if I have been selling some of the craft things I have in stock or what...the most probable cause would have to be the HUGE mess I have in my stamping areas...always a culprit! (is that even how you spell that??!!?!?!) Any who here are two things I was actually able to make this week!
Project Number one is a pretty cool and easy peasy project! I got this tray super cheap and then with just a quarter sheet of card stock cut out the Merry Christmas using the Olivia Cuttlebug Alphabet through my awesome well loved SU! Big Shot...my FAVE toy right now!!! Used my Crop-a-dial to punch some holes, threaded some ribbon and added a snowflake that I got last year...4 for a buck...too cool huh? gorgeous, quick and cheap...my favorite type of craft!
This is a close up of the snowflake and tray...doesn't it have pretty designs on it! Gotta love a good find! I must go back and get me some more!
These next projects are oldies but goodies. I Love making these clips...they always pack such a punch...plus I made 5 in about half an hours time...mostly because I was trying to get the rhinestones out of the brad section to make them more flat! All Supplies for this project are from SU! except for the binder clips themselves...the Clips measure 2 inches wide and are just perfect for to hold a 4x6 picture or thank you note to a hostess of a dinner party.
This is a close up to you can see the pretty stone in the center of the snowflake and the glitteriness...a girls gotta have some sparkle in her daily routine! On a side note...these were all make from two sheets of 6x6 paper with lots left over...can you say teacher's gifts?
I hope you enjoy both projects...thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stampin'
May God Bless you today and always!

I met Shelli!!!!

I know pretty exciting huh? She's my new BFF you know and when I move to Greece she's going to come and visit me and we'll be stamping into the wee hours of the night! LOL hahah that would be cool though!
Okay, so maybe I should of done my hair Saturday morning, but in my defense did get up at 4 in the morning and drove 3 hours to get to the Va. Beach regionals...and who knew Shelli would be there? Now for those of you wondering who Shelli is and why in the world I think this is such a big deal! Well she is the one and only founder and CEO of Stampin' Up! She started Stampin' Up! 20 years ago this year with her sister...and the company is still going strong!
This Saturday was the Va Beach Regional Seminar in Va beach and we got to enjoy hours and hours of stamping, presentations, inspiration and a yummy boxes lunch! I'll have to share more photos from the even later, but I wanted to share with you my excitement of the day!
I'll be back later with some Christmas projects I've been working on. I hope you have a FAB day and I will chat with you soon!
Happy Stampin'
Have a blessed day!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Pacific Point and Glitter...

...Never looked so good!
Yes, that's my littlest baby...Isabella and she thinks those little bottles of reinkers are just too fun to hold...who knew whe could get them open! Not only did she get it open...she tried to drink it...I hope classic re-inkers aren't toxic! She also decided that she needed more sparkle in her life...so she dumped a little jar of Dazzling diamonds on herself! Agin...who knew she could open that tiny little jar! Can you see the glitter on her face and jammies?
I think this could be classified as a new techniwue...don't you?
No stamping for me yet today..I went to SU! Regionals yesterday and I have some fun photos to share with you all...but that will have to wait until tonight!
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stampin'
May God Bless you today and always!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Banners Away!

So my sister-in-law is hosting an engagement party tonight and earlier this week she asked me if I could make her a banner and another sign for her wall...I said sure no problem! So what did I make?
Isn't this banner awesome! I went to my friend Nikki's and she was gracious enough to let me use her Cricut...Love it...hmmm I might need an expressions after all! Who knew! LOL

I used orchid Opulance cardstock and cut the letters in 5.5 inches tall...I think? Could of been 5 inches. Anyways, Once all the letter were cut I came home and used my cuttlebug folders through my big shot...fisrt I inked the top portion of the folder also with Orchid Opluance and then ran it through. After that is was Glitter time! While all the glitter was drying I cut out 15 top note dies on shimmery white cardstock and then sponged the edges with Orchid Opulance craft ink...my fav way to sponge!

After sponging I set my crop-a-dial to desired hight and punched holes for the silver eyelets on all the top notes and then set the eyelets.

Put it all together and you have an awesome banner right? Well I thought it still looked a little plain...so I found some pretty flowers added a button to the centers and of course more GLITTER! Can a girl ever have too much sparkle?

Now for the little stamped girl...you're probably thinking...hey that's not weddingish or engagementish...well I though gosh this would be a shame to trash it after one use...so pretty and so muh work...that I thought Hey I could probably use it for other occasions...so I started thinking and decided it would be good for a birthday or a bridal shower ad even a baby shower...so I will just switch out images and call it a day! This particular image is from an MFT set called "you take the cake" and I water colored again with the craft ink and aqua painter...added more glitter and cut her out!

Now, since I had all my supplie already out I went ahead and made a birthday card...never know when I might need to use it! LOL

Ink: Orchid opulance, yo yo yellow
Paper: orchid opulance, shimmery white, basic black (for card only)
Accessories: Crop-a-dial, silver eyelets, orchid opulance ribbon, mono multi, dazzling diamonds glitter (for card only blck eyelets)
The card is also for a couple challenges...Angelosities blog challenge using her sketch 25 ando also the MFT November guest designer contest...watercoloring!

Thanks stopping by!

May God bless you today and always,

Happy Stampin'


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Christmas Wishes

This card was made for Angel's "The 18 Rainbow days of Angelosity"
sketch challenge. It is actually a gate card and I love hjow it turned out! This Dove is a set from Little Paper Shop and it's called Christmas Wishes...Love the Dove and the sentiment font is just right up my alley! The cardstock is real red and the designer paper is a glitter matstack that I bought eyons ago for a bulk project...I believe it's from Die Cuts With a View but I could be worng! The center real red suare measures 3x3 and the inside layer is just a 1/8 inch shorter. I stamped the Dove in Kiwi Kiss ink and then sponged the edges, matter it on the red and adhered it to the card...now don't make the same mistake I did, I added glue to the WHOLE back side...DUHHHH good thing I had more real red carstock! LOL
To finish the card Off I added some ribbon and a white sheet of paper to the inside and stamped a sentiment on the onside as well...cute huh!
*** I just wanted to add that making this card was super easy using the Scor-Pal...simply cut your cardstock in half as normal and at the 2 inch mark there is a line to the right (between the 2 & 2.5 mark) score there and flip the cardstock and do it again...easy as pie!
Stamps: Christmas Wishes by Little Paper Shop
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Stazon Black
Paper: Real red, Whisper White, DCWC designer paper
Accessories: Real Red stripped ribbon, rectangle hand held punch, sponge
Now I have had a few questions about what the folder I used for yesterdays project look like So I thought I would take a couple pics and show you what they look like!
Here is a pic of the inside...on the right there is a pocket for the CD's
And on the left there is a little pocket for some liturature or those picture indexes...whatever you want to put in there!

This last picture is of the back...it has a small spine. These CD folders are made of fiber board and can be stamped on or covered with designer paper. I am selling them for $5.00 for 10 of them plus shipping to you. Please e-mail me if you would like some, Subject: CD folders. Mabieme1999@yahoo.com
Thanks for Stopping by!
Happy Stampin'
May God Bless you Today and Always,

Flaky Sketch

Here is my card for today's sketch challenge 201 on SplitcoastStampers.

I got this super cute snowflake die the other day (item # 113459) I did try to cut it out of a mylar ballon, but it just curled up and became impossible to adhere...so I went with option #2 using our gorgeous Silver cardstock! I cut the cardstock into 4's and was able to make 2 cards from one sheet! I then used some old olive cardstock and some Holiday treasure designer paper and a tiny little pice of Baha Breeze cardstock. Using my pretties kit I used one of the crystal rhinestone brads and called it a day! Super easy peasy. That's all the time I have for now...going to my friends house to work on a banner for SIL and then I'll be back with another skecth from Angelosity's blog.

Stamps: None
Ink: None
Paper: Old Olive, Holiday Treasures, Baja Breeze, silver
Acessories: Big Shot, Snowflake #2 die, Pretties Kit

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stampin'
May God Bless you today and Always,


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Making Two Byrds with one Stone!

Today's Bible Verse...one of my faves!
" Love Suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself; is not puffed up; does not behave rudely; does not seek it's own; is not provoked; thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in truth; bears all things; believes all things; hopes all things; endures all things." 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Many people love 1 Corinthians for many reasons...I think the most popular verse in there is 1 Corinthians 14:13, but I like to read back a few verses to see what the Lord is trying to tell us about true love. He is suffering everyday because He loves us sooo much and there are many in this world that deny Him. He is not envious that we lvoe the things of this world more than we love Him. He does not make himself seem greater than the world, in acutality He reminds us that we will most likely be pursecuted for our belief in Him.
One of the most powerful words in this verse for me is "bears all things" He really did bear it all for us, He paid the ultimate price by dying on the cross for us! But even before that He choose to come down from the heavens above to live on this earth with sinners so that we could one day be in heaven with Him. I love how this verse not only shows us His unchanging love for us, but it's also a model for how we should live our lives with our spouces. We should not look for their faults but look to praise them and lift them up. What do you like about this verse? Don't suffer anymore and don't make Him suffer anymore, turn to Him and walk in His ways, love Him as He loves you!
Engagement Party Signature Book
Todays project features a wedding gift for my SIL's sister. I love this girl and have watched her grow as a person for the last 10 years. She has a beautiful relationship with her Fiance (they have dated for the past 5 years) and I am sooo excited that they will finally be joining in marriage!
Here is the cover to this sweet little book, it measures 5 1/8 square and it is covered with Designer paper using Modge Podge. I then stamped the little birdies using Stazon Black ink and colored their beaks with pumpkin pie stampinwrite marker. If you look closely the little bird has a little rhinestone on her wing...hehehe I just couldn't help myself!
I created a Belly Band to close the book when everyone was done signing. I used Orchid Oplulance card stock and more of he unkown designer paper and some very vanilla for the monogram (I used the Olivia Cuttlebug Alphabet for the "B") Some circle rhinestones and the cober was done!

Here's a picture of the back opened up ...I used 2 CDLiterature Folders to create the book. The books are made of fiberboard and are pretty sturdy! I will be using these in the future to house my picture CD's from my Digital camera. If you would like some of these CD folders they are 10 for $5 plus shipping to you! That's only 50cents a pice!

In this picture you can see the fisrt page, I covered it with some designer paper and punched out the little tab incase she wanted to put some little memorabilia inside, in the orchid scallop I will be putting their saying...which is "Making two Byrds with one Stone" as you guessed their last name will be Byrd!

Here is one of the two pockets that the book will have...traditionally tis is where the CD's or DVD's would go, but I'm using it for tags in case we run out of writting room! I will also be taking pictures while at the party and then will save the pictures to a CD and give it to the Bride and Groom...I did this for my sister when she had a bridal shower and it was extremly well taken!

This little book might be small, but it packs a punch! There are 14 pages that can be witten on plus the 6 or so tags! What do you think? Would you like some of the CD folders? If so please e-mail me at mabieme1999@yahoo.com with CD Folders in the subject line! Again they come in sets of 10 and cost $5 plus shipping to you... shouldn't be too expensive and I will check exact price so you can get the most for your money!


Stamps: A little Birgy Told me, Together Forever

Ink: Stazon Black, river rock

Paper: Unkown wedding pack of designer paper, very vanilla and orchid Opulance

Accessories: Rhinestones, markers, scallop circle punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, Big Shot, Olivia Cuttlebug Alphabet, orchid Opulance ribbon, Silver grosgrain ribbon, 2 inch marvy scallop square punch

I also played in Angels challenge over at Angelosity... Her challenge today was to use a bird in your creation! Haven't check out her blog yet? You need to! Her loot is just amazing!!!...there's still time to be entered!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stampin'

May God Bless you today and Always!


Monday, November 3, 2008

Littile Paper Snowflakes

Okay so maybe the Snow Flakes aren't made of paper, but I stamped them on paper!!! I love this Snow Flake set from Little Paper Shop and hadn't gotten much of a chance to play with it and I thought to myself..."Self! Today is the day!" I went over to Angelosity (as the day for the BIG win is coming, and I checked out her sketch for today...I rotated it and flipped it, but it's here! I love how it turned out and these Snow Flakes are just so sparkly!

How did I do it you ask? Well fisrt off I just want to say that this card measures 6x3...love this size! YOu can make 4 cards from one sheet of 12x12 paper! Anywho I cut my paper t 6x6 and then scored it in half then stamped the snowflakes with Pacific Point ink. I then punched a scallop square of the same Pacific point color and after attaching the ribbon added it with dimentionals. ( this scallop measures just around 2 inches) The Whisper white cardstock is cut to 1 7/8 square, I then stamped the snowflakes in Pacific Point again and then went iver the inked lines with my mono multi and added some blue untra fine glitter....it is SOOOOO sparkly in real life. The sentiment was stamped using Stampin' Up! Craft Whisper White Ink...love that stuff!

Stamps: Snow Flakes by Little Paper Shop
Ink: Pacific Point, Craft Whisper White
Paper: Pacific Pint, Whisper White
Accessories: Dimentionals, scallop punch, pacific Point ribbon, extra fine glitter

Thanks for Stopping by! Don't foeget to go out and VOTE tomorrow!

OHHHHH I also wanted to tell you that Julia has asked to be a permanent design tema member over at Little Paper Shop...let me just tell you I was jumping for joy!!!

Happy Stampin'
Have a blessed day today and Always!


Check out this awesome Purse Mel (Over at Mel Stamps) made using the snowflake set to embelish!

Julia's card is nothing short of Amazing! Chech it out here

Also, Check out another great card using Little Paper Shop stamps at the Whimsical Butterfly!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Hosting LSC

Hello ladies and gents...it's my turn to host the LSC once again and todays challenge was to make a card or project using the color pink, 3 layers and 3 embelishments!

Before I share with you my card, I wanted to take you down memory lane with me today! It's my middle daughters birthday today and she is turning 3...can you believe it! Seriously where does the time go? I can not believe that I have a 3 year old little girl! Here is a picture of her when she was just 9 days old...some of you might recognize this picture as it is my avatar on SCS, she is getting so big and I just can't bare to change my avatar!

This next picture was taken a littl whileago, but I just lvoe it! I will share pictures from her birthday party in a few days!

Isn't she just too adorable!

Okay onto the card!

I really like the way this card turned out! I used Pun Fun (one of my faveorite sets!) and she loves kitties so it worked out purrrfectly...hahaha pun inteneded...LOL I crack myself up! LOL I also used up some designer paper from last year that I had left over and cut a cirlce usinf my CM cutting system and then cut off the excess going off the side...stamped the kitty on a pice of 2.25 x 2.5 piece of white cardstock and colored it in using pretty ink pink ink, certainly celery ink and a blender pen...added glitter and a number cut using my bigshot and called it a day! Thanks for looking!


Stamps: Pun Fun

Ink: stazon black, pretty ink pink, certainly celery

Paper: pretty in pink, whisper white, designer paper

Accessories: glitter, big shot, circle cutter (creative memories) ribbon

Thanks for stopping by! Give your kids a hug today...pretty soon they'll be all grown up!

Happy Stampin'