Wednesday, September 30, 2009

TASTY TREATS!


This is a cute project I made with my stamping friends this month. Isn't it the sweetest???
Recipe:
Stamp Sets: Tasty Sweet, Batty For You, Grateful Greetings, Cast a Spell DSP
Cardstock: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun
Accessories: peppemint patties (candy inside decorated and covered), square scallop punch, gingham ribbon, small circle punch, scallop circle punch, Say It With Scallops BS die.

SMILE FOR HALLOWEEN!






Such a gorgeous Halloween card ... love that new Cast a Spell DSP from SU!

Recipe:
Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Words, Eat, Drink & Be Scary
Cardstock: Cast a Spell DSP, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Accessories: Black 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon, word window punch, modern label punch, gold brads, 1/16" punch, scalloped edge punch, dimensionals.

SPOOKY & FUN TREATS!


Halloween is such a fun time of the year. It comes during my favorite time -- fall! The weather is simply beautiful here in central NC ... warm and sunny days, cool and snuggly nights! I've begun to find those adorable pumpkins popping up all around town and making their way home on neighbor's front porch steps. This cute paper crafted item just makes me smile ... how about you?
Recipe:
Stamp Set: Pumpkin Patch
Cardstock: Whisper White, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Night & Day DSP
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Old Olive
Accessories: Sweet Treats cups, grosgrain ribbon, small circle punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, holiday M & M's - yummy!

THINGS I LOVE!




This sweet altered mini book has quickly become one of my most cherished projects ... simply because it's filled with all of MY FAVORITE THINGS - things which are in my life that I am blessed for and cherish!!!
  • My husband
  • My sons
  • My poodle
  • Family time together
  • The beach (Hawaii)
  • Papercrafting ... my PASSION!

Recipe:

Cardstock: snipits from SU and DSP from Melissa Frances and Basic Grey

Ink: SU - various

Accessories: embellishments from Melissa Frances and many miscellaneous craft items fround in my stash!

Enjoy!

THINGS I LOVE!







THINGS I LOVE!







THINGS I LOVE!







WINTER HOLIDAY!


Here is a sneak peek pre-holiday card for you to look at!! It's hard to believe that the holidays will be here in just a few short weeks ... time just seems to fly by and the days all melt into one another.

This was an easy-peesy card to make ... I hope you enjoy it!
Recipe:
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, DSP (Melissa Frances)
Ink: Soft Suede, Champage Mist Shimmer Paint
Accessories: gold elastic cord, pearls (Melissa Frances), holiday designer stickers (Melissa Frances), Mellow Moss taffeta ribbon, dimensionals, BS snowflake die, glue dots, modern label punch, sponge, miscellaneous trims and buttons.

SWEET TREATS ON A PEDESTAL!


Such a 'sweet' card ... and it speaks to me with all the PINK!!! This was a blast to design and make -- I hope you enjoy!
Recipe:
Stamp Set: On a Pedestal
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Melon Mambo, DSP (Melissa Frances)
Ink: Soft Suede, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Melon Mambo polka dot grosgrain ribbon, two-way glue pen, glitter, dimensionals, glue dots, Top Note BS die, velvet brads (Creative Imaginations), Bazzill pom-poms, rhinestones (Melissa Frances), miscellaneous buttons.

VICTORIAN FOR YOU!


This is one of the prettiest cards I've ever made! It is extremely soft and layered with tons of texture and eye-appealing embellishments everywhere. It's almost too pretty to give away, but I am sure I will find the perfect, special person to send this card to to brighten their day.
Recipe:
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Regal Rose, DSP (Basic Grey)
Stamp Set: Razzle Dazzle
Ink: Versa Mark, Soft Suede
Accessories: Stampin' Pastels, sponge, glue dots, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Spray, Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon, rhinestone brads, designer scissors, sticky cuts from Basic Grey, Post Card embellishments from Melissa Frances, miscellaneous buttons and embellishments.

WORLD CARD MAKING DAY SUBMISSION!



What an amazing hobby I am privileged to share with so many paper crafters in the world! It truly is one of the most amazing things in my life - next to my wonderful husband and sons!!! I simply CANNOT get enough of creating these beautiful works of art and sharing them with all my friends. I have truely found my PASSION ... thanks for visiting and allowing me to share a little bit of my world with you today!!!
Here is my submission in honor of WORLD CARD MAKING DAY which is October 3rd! Please visit the World Card Making website HERE to view other fabulous cards submitted from paper crafters all around the world!
WHAT FUN!!!
Recipe:
Stamp Set: Charming
Cardstock: Very Vanilla & Soft Suede (SU), DSP (Melissa Frances)
Ink: Soft Suede
Accessories: Post Card Kit/buttons/pearls (Melissa Frances), Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon, decorative scissors, sponge, glue dots, dimensionals, linen thread, miscellaneous buttons & cotton trims.

Monday, September 21, 2009

FALLING LEAVES COLOR CHALLENGE!





I made this card for Lauren Meader's Color Challenge this week! Fall is my FAVORITE time of the year ... crisp air in the morning, warm and sunny days, all the trimmings of fall - pumpkins, leaves, apple pies, hot mulled cider, football games, homemade soup, warm chili and cheese biscuits!!!

ENJOY the season!

Recipe:
Stamp Set: Falling Leaves
Cardstock: Whisper White, Dusty Durgango, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Hawaii Papaya DSP
Ink: DD, OO, CC
Accessories: large oval punch, scallop oval punch, scallop edge punch, modern label punch, Dusty Durango polka dot ribbon, 5/16" jumbo brads.


KEEPING TABS FOR A SPECIAL GIRL!







This is Lauren Meader's newest My Timeless Template - Keeping Tabs! I made this for my best friend's daughter who is currently attending college at ECU. The school colors are purple and yellow ... Pirates. I think it came out pretty close to the school theme! The template was easy to assemble. Inside, my friend's daughter will find a few goodies ... cards & envelopes with postage on them (college students need all the help they can get!), purple note pad, tissues, Chai Tea and a snack bar. I hope she enjoys her goodie box!!!

Recipe:
Stamp Sets: Curvy Verses, Oval All, Just Rite Stampers alphabet, Heard From The Heart
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, So Saffron, Whisper White, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Large oval punch, sticky strip, 1 3/8" circle punch, scallop circle punch, So Saffron wide grosgrain ribbon.




Wednesday, September 16, 2009

HALLOWEEN SWEET TREATS!


Here is another version of SU's new Sweet Treats Cups! So cute made up as lollipops - centers are filled with Halloween M & M's!
Recipe:
Stamp Set: Sweet Centers
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White, Lovely Lilac
Ink: PP, OO, BB, LL
Accessories: Sweet Treat Cups, popsicle sticks, coordinating grosgrain ribbon, sticky strip, 1 3/4" circle punch.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

TOTALLY TUBULAR TREATS!

These glass test tubes are so fun ... they can be filled with almost ANYTHING! Here's my Halloween version filled with M & M's SO CUTE!!! Great for any holiday -- I'll need to start working on some Christmas ones as soon as the green & red M & M's hit the shelves!!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

HALLOWEEN TREATS!






This cutie pie was cased from Nichole Heady's blog! I didn't have any of the 4 x 4 envelopes, so I used a regular standard size envelope and cut it down to size. These are some sweet treats that any Halloween ghost or goblin will surely enjoy!

Recipe:
Stamp Set: 2009 Halloween Tags - PTI
Cardstock: Summer Sun
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Summer Sun
Accessories: Large Star Punch, Small Star Punch, grosgrain ribbon (black and pumpkin pie striped used here), linen thread, black buttons, Scallop Circle Punch, glassine bag, candy corn.

TIME FOR TEA!





This is such an adorable project I cased from Debbie Olsen's blog! It was super easy to assemble and will make perfect appreciation gifts for the holidays ... and for anytime for that matter!

Recipe:
Stamp Set: Tea For Two - PTI
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo
Accessories: Melon Mambo polka dot grosgrain ribbon, tea bags, glassine bags

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

PROJECT OF THE MONTH!



Halloween Treat Box!

Stamps:Pumpkin Patch
Paper: Pumpkin Pie card stock, Whisper White card stock
Ink: Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, Box Pattern
CONTACT ME IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN LEARNING HOW TO MAKE THIS ADORABLE LITTLE TREAT!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

SPOOKY SWEETS!


This adorable little creation will be perfect for little appreciation or thank you gifts around Halloween! It's a tiny 'paint can' filled with Lindt Truffles (YUM!). So sweet & cute!
Recipe:
Stamps: The More The Merrier (SU), Halloween Tags (PTI)
Cardstock: Ghostly Greetings DSP (2008), Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black; pumpkin pie, old olive & chocolate chip Stampin' Write markers
Accessories: large and small tag punches, 1 3/4" circle punch, circle scissor cutter, Pumpkin Pie wide grosgrain ribbon, Basic Black 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive & Whisper White grosgrain ribbon, Black & White gingham ribbon, candy.

WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD!







I've been a member of our neighborhood's Welcome Committe for the past five years. I began to include some goodies from my TS business a while ago in the baskets we make up and deliver to the new residents. It dawned on me when I saw Lauren Meader's newest template - FOLD AND GO - that it was the perfect size and the perfect treat box to include afew small goodies from Tastefully Simple as a special way to say 'Welcome' to our new neighbors!!! I'll have to get busy making up a bunch of these cute little gems right away! Who wouldn't want to receive such an adorable item in a basket when they move into their new home? I WOULD (giggle)!!!

Recipe:
Stamp Sets: Boards & Beams, Sign Language (PTI), Warm Words (SU)
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Pink Passion, Bella Rose DSP
Ink: Pink Passion, Basic Black
Accessories: Whisper White grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals, crystal effects, scallop circle punch.