Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Totally Totebag

 I made one of the little Totally Totebags they gave instructions for on Splitcoast Stampers today.  Isn't it cute?  I used Autumn Spice DSP for mine.  Some of the new Antique Brads to hold the handles and Brass Brads for the sides and the little clasp (those were from the Hodgepodge Hardware Antique Brass ~ I think those are retired now).   I sponged all the edges with Soft Suede Ink.

Check out their site, not only do they provide you with a template, but there are written instructions and a video!  Can't beat that.....

Happy Stampin'

Monday, September 27, 2010

Little Gift Box and Gift Card Holder

I saw this on Angie Juda's U-Stream this week-end, aren't these cute?  She gives you hands-on instruction.  It's so awesome.  This year's Christmas colors are fun!

The Stamp Set is Greeting Card Kids and the base paper is Crumb Cake CS.  The striped paper is the Elegant Soiree DSP.  I sponged all the edges with Soft Suede Ink.  The square behind the image is Basic Black CS.  We used a little Dazzling Diamonds to make it sparkle (on the star and the fur on her coat).  The button on the front of the box is one of the new Antique Brads.  I also used the Eyelet Border Punch using Baja Breeze CS.  Hope you like it.  Big hugs, Julia

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Theresa Welcome!

We had a call of a "lifetime" on Tuesday, September 21, 2010.  My husband got home from golfing to a message left by his Daughter Theresa, who he had long ago felt like he would never have the opportunity to know.  She was born while he was in the Army, he once had a small picture of her but says it was misplaced many, many years ago (to his dismay).  I created a card through the awesome Stampin' UP! MDS to announce her arrival into our family.  Bob and I can hardly wait to meet her and her family in person.  God is great, God is good. 
I used some of the Pretty In Pink Satin Ribbon and layered onto  Basic Black CS.

Please join our excitement of welcoming Theresa into our family.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Spooky Halloween Box

Here's a little box I made using the new Wicked Fun DSP.  I cased the instructions from Angie Juda at Chic n Scratch's Ustream demonstration.  That lady is so creative.  The only thing I added that she didn't is the Pear Pizzazz Stitched-Poly Ribbon around the Basic Black CS belly band.  I did sponge some Pear Pizzazz ink around the edge of ivory cs that I stamped using the Wicked Cool Stamp Set.  I stamped the shoes with Rich Razzleberry ink and used the Stampin' Write Pear Pizzazz marker on her socks.  I punched the little bat with the new bat punch and sprayed him with Champagne Mist mixed with alcohol.  Can't see it in the picture, but it makes it nice and sparkly (is that a word?)..

Halloween isn't one of my favorite holidays, but the treat boxes and goodies are fun to create! 

Keep Stampin'

Monday, September 20, 2010

Halloween Card and Purse Card

I made a card and a little purse card yesterday ~ for the card I use water color paper for the stamping.  The Spooky is from the stamp set Wicked Cool and the bird is from Dark & Dreary.  I got the spider from Dark & Dreary and the spider's web from Wicked Cool!  I tried to antique it after stamping onto water color paper.  I used Early Espresso Classic and Soft Suede Ink.  The background paper is Wicked Fun Specialty DSP and I used the Victorian Ribbon and flat back pearls.  The card purse I cased from Inking Idaho.  I used the Wicked Cool Stamp set for the shoes and the leaf and stem are from the Two Step Bird Punch.  The paper is again from the Wicked Fun Specialty DSP and Basic Black CS.  The little purse closure is one of the new antique brads.  I also used some of the Chantilly Ribbon on the handle that was punched from the Scallop Oval Sizzix Die.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

For You!

I made a card that I cased from Shelley Long.  I love the blues and green together.  I used Baja Breeze CS with the scallop trim border punch.  The heart, blossoms and bird are from the Hostess Stamp Set Punch Potpourri stamped in Pear Pizzazz and punched with their coordinating punches/ Boho Blossom, Two-Step Bird and Full Heart Extra Large.  This was all layered onto Whisper White CS that I ran through the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and layered onto another piece of Pear Pizzazz CS  and I used 1/2" Pear Pizzazz Stitched-Poly Ribbon and then a Card Base of Whispter White.  I embelished with the rhinestones and the for you was stamped in Baja Breeze (it's from the Elements of Style Stamp Set).  Hope you like it!

Saturday, September 18, 2010


Here's a 4x4 card I created after seeing what my friend Tina made at her latest Club get-together. Not exactly the same, but close! Thanks for sharing Tina.

I used Basic Black CS for the base card, stamps from the Wicked Cool Stamp Set, Black Satin Ribbon, a little Binder Clib, some Rich Razzleberry for the sponging and a bat punched with the new Bat Punch and sprayed with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint mixed with alcohol. I stamped Spooky on Very Vanilla CS and layered onto Black CS punched with the Scallop Oval Punch and mounted with dimensionals. The green layer is Old Olive CS.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Isn't this the cutest little suitcase? I found it at Suzanne J Dean's site, ScrapBitz Designs. I used Concord Crush CS for the case and Concord Crush Stitched Poly Ribbon for the bands around the case. I ran Soft Suede CS through the Finial Press Embossing Folder for the sides and use Crumb Cake sponged with Early Espresso for the reinforcements on the corners of the bag. I added flat back pearls to the ribbon and the little bus is stamped on Crumb Cake CS (it's from the Every Little Bit Stamp Set).

Monday, September 6, 2010

Shadow Box

I found this shadow box tutorial on Sharon Field's site. Not sure the picture does it justice, but it comes out soooOOO cute. I used the Just Believe Stamp Set along with a butterfly punched from the Sizzlets die Embosslits Beautiful Wings. Added some Linen Thread for it's body and tenicles. I also used the Square Scallop Clear Sizzix Die for the window and inside piece of Very Vanilla CS. I used some flowers from the Pretties Kit that I sponged and colored with the Pacific Point Classic Stamp Pad and Marker. The center of the flower is a brad from the new Antique Brads. The window is Clear Sheets and check Sharon's site above for a step-by-step tutorial. Can't see the stand in the picture but she also gives instructions for an easel stand to make the box stand up. Very cool!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Birthday Card

Another year! I made this Birthday Card the same as one I did earlier, except I used the Early Espresso to sponge the edges of the water color paper. I used the Perfect Polka Dots Impression Folder. The stamp is from The Nicest Things Stamp Set and the Happy Birthday is from the Perfect Punches Stamp Set. I cut it out with the Large Oval Punch and sponged the edges. I mounted it with deminsionals and put some of the new pearls in the corners that were punched with the Ticket Corner Punch. It's layered onto a card base of Pink Pirouette CS.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

I'm batty for you!

Here's a cute little Halloween creations that encourages hand cleaning ... the little bottle inside is hand santitizer! This idea came from Pink Buckaroo Designs. What a cute idea. I used Old Olive CS for the container holder, Batty For You Stamp Set for the Owl, Circle punches along with Scallop Circle Punch. The paper is from Jolly Holiday DSP (amazing how Christmas DSP can subsitute for Halloween?)... Black Satin Ribbon, Large Oval Punch, Dimensionals... check her site for the tutorial. Also check my friend Tina's site for her version ~ great job Tina!!!