Need a sweet little gift? This is the perfect, never-wilt flower arrangement! I found "cheese shakers" at a big box store for $1.53. The holes in the lid are perfect for 5 Daisies attached to floral wire. I stamped the Daisy, sponged the centers, punched out. QUICK 'n EASY!!
The color is Powder Pink for both cardstock and ink. The "messy bow" is made of Night of Navy 5/8" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon attached to a floral wire.
Tip: keep your floral wires short to form a mound. I used 6" of floral wire for each Daisy. These sweet vases would be perfect for a party favor, hostess gift, birthday gift, get well gift, sympathy gift, baby gift for the nursery, ETC!! TRY IT!!
The golden leaves of AUTUMN are right around the corner!! Well...maybe not here in Florida! This creation is a study in contrasts: shiny vs. rough textures AND rich vs. rugged. Base cardstock color is Cajun Craze.
The die cut layer of burlap is actually 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon. I cut off the stitched edges of the burlap ribbon and then attached it to Crumb Cake Cardstock with Tape & Tear. It is a bit thick to die cut with the Deco Labels Collection Framelits, so run thru the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine twice and use a shim if necessary.
I carried the golden theme thru to the envelope lining using the Envelope Liners Framelits. This classic Vintage Leaves BUNDLE saves you 15%!
Isn't this SWEET?!?! My friend and fellow demonstrator, Peggy Taylor, created this lovely home decor! The pink BOW just POPS this design! Pink and Black are sooo striking together. Peggy used the STACKED WITH LOVE Designer Series Stack #137779 and two punches: the Sweetheart Punch #133786 and the Bow Builder Punch #137414. Thanks for sharing, Peggy!
"Look dear, Tami sent me this awesome heart!" Hubby, "Are those bottle caps? I haven't had a beer in months. I think I'll have one." LOL Not the reaponse I expected about this lovely creation from my upline Tami Waddell in California!
LOTS of detail and variety in this design! Hubby did offer me his beer cap for creating...I declined because it smelled...like beer - ick!
I'm not going to attempt to list all the supplies. Just get out your reds, pinks, and hearts and start creating! Don't forget the NEW Soda Pop Tops from Stampin' Up!'s Spring Catalog - they DON'T smell like beer!! CHEERS!!
We recently took a Christmas HOME TOUR in our city of Punta Gorda. It was the home of our fellow Punta Gorda Boat Club friends. Santa Claus (the homeowner) greeted us in the driveway with a candy treat.
Mrs. Claus gave the tour indoors, featuring SIX themed Christmas Trees.
The tub was full of snowfolks bathing in packing-peanut bubbles!
This tree was uniquely decorated in lovely vintage ladies hankies!
This was everyone's FAV tree...
THE REDNECK TREE!!
The REDNECK TREE was decorated with SPAM cans, MT. DEW, bobbers, sling-shots, beer cans, Cheetos, Rabbit's foot key chain, Tinfoil, dog chain, ETC., ECT!!! Most items were old or vintage. SO creative!!
Not sure when they had time to sleep??????????? They also decorated their backyard, dock and boat! It was a FUN tour. I'm sooo glad "I" don't have to take it all down after the season ends!
Recently Stampin' Up! released a super-stylish Thanksgiving download—it's titled "Unknown Blessings Ensemble." Use it to go all out for your Thanksgiving feast decorations—but without all the work. Read more about it on our MyDigitalStudio.net blog!
It's digital decorating and it's fast...more time for cooking!
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Shari, my friend and fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrator from Mt. Morris, IL came to visit today with her hubby, Mike! It was a great day of catching up!! Here we are in my stamping office in front of the my treasured "going-away-quilt" made by some of my wonderful North Star Stamper demonstrators.
We went to Fisherman's Village for lunch on the harbor. Don't you think Mike has a GREAT catch!!!
Today the 2012 Holiday Catalog BEGINS!! Click HERE. A NEW feature is product BUNDLES!! Throughout the catalog you will find bundles of related products for 10-15% savings - hurray!! Above is the Ornament Keepsakes Bundle containing the Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set of 9 images and the coordinating Holiday Ornaments Framelit Dies for the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine. So fun! So handy! This gorgeous 3-D ornament graces the cover of the Holiday Catalog. If you'd like me to be your demonstrator and send you a copy of the catalog, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you noticed Yo Yos are back? I have made hundreds of them in my lifetime and always hated cutting those circles one-at-a-time. I wanted to do a Yo Yo project and knew my FABULUOS Big Shot would be a huge time saver! I used the 3 1/2" circle die and laid my Stampin' Up! fabrics on the die in a zig-zag fashion. I cut about 6 at a time - SO EASY, SO FAST!!
Next, simply fold the edge of the circle 1/4" in toward center, taking even 1/8" stitches around the entire edge. Pull snug and knot. They go fairly fast!
Finger press flat with the gathering centered. Stop back tomorrow to see what I used my Yo Yos to create!!
This is an olde Yo Yo Doily I enjoy in my Stamp Room. I'm guessing from the fabrics that it was made in the 1940's. It's a shabby chic compliment to my Pool Party colored office! See ya tomorrow!!
Let's make some FUN, COLORFUL magnets using the very versatile Big Shot! You will need 10"X10' aluminum flashing from the roofing department of a big box hardware store. I chose three cans of Rustoleum Ultra Cover spray paint in colors that coordinated with my Stampin' Up! brads: Key Lime, Paprika, and Lagoon. The Stampin' Up! Craft and Rubber Scissors easily cut through the flashing. After painting the aluminum, I cut lots of pieces with the FUN FLOWERS Die and my Big Shot. Some I embossed with assorted embossing folders. The Crop-A-Dile is the perfect punch for the center (or use the piercing tool and mat) to add a colorful brad. I used Stampin' Up! Self-Adhesive Magnet Sheets on the back - very simple.
I LOVE the results! Do you?? These are great little "thinking of you" gifts! Get your BIG SHOT NOW and you can choose two FREE Sale-A-Bration Promotional items!!
Here is a 3-D hanging bird I created using the Elegant Bird Die and my very handy Big Shot! There is a wing on BOTH sides. I spray painted aluminum flashing, cut with the Big Shot and then embossed the wings with an embossing folder. This bird will find a place in my potted plants - it's all aluminum and will not rust! Try it! Come back in the near future for MORE aluminum creations - I've been "PLAYING!"
I've been "PLAYING" with a different medium! San Antonio Leadership had a demonstration booth with Linda Barnes making aluminum garden stakes that took my eye. From a big box hardware store I purchased 10"X10' Aluminum flashing (for roofing) and a roll end piece of copper wire ( a compromise because I needed 12 gauge hanging wire which they didn't have.) I cut and spray painted a couple of 6" pieces of the flashing. I used Beautiful Butterflies Die and my Big Shot to cut two butterflies. Then I cut a Scallop Squares Duo Die with unpainted flashing. Works great and does not damage the steel rule dies! I ran all 3 pieces through embossing folders with my Big Shot to add texture. The Crop-A-Dile easily punched holes for hanging. I put a butterfly on BOTH sides of the Scallop Square then added a Crystal Bauble for BLING!
Hubby helped me bend the copper into a stake for hanging. I'll be getting some 12 gauge hanging wire in the near future.
What do you think? I love a little BLING in my garden and plan to make other designs!! The Big Shot is SOOOO versatile! If you purchase a BIG SHOT Die Cutting Machine from me now during Sale-A-Bration Promotion, you can select two free items from the Sale-A-Bration Flyer! Click to see/purchase the Big Shot.
This heart-warming frame was created by my demonstrator friend Barb F. of South Beloit, Il as a class project. Hanging in my Florida stamp room, it's a sweet reminder of winter. Images are from "Snow Much Fun" and "Jolly Bingo Bits" Stamp Sets.
For the red rhinestones on the ice skates, just use a permanent marker and color the rhinestones before removing from the backing sheet. Blot and attach.
Silver Glimmer Paper punched with the Snowflake Punch adds glitz!! A very charming creation, Barb!!
These two festive stockings made with the Holiday Stocking Die are going overseas to our little grand-nephews. Because of their longggg travels, I decorated them with their names cut from Naturally Serif Die instead of a thick embellishment. The boys can hang them on the Christmas tree.
I used Letters to Santa Designer Series Papers. These stockings open for a holiday greeting and fit into a 5X7 envelope. Off to the Post Office.
Isn't this paper stocking sweet? I created it using the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine and Stampin' Up!'s exclusive "Holiday Stocking" Die! I enlarged it so you could see the details on the green cardstock. You can cut multiples of cardstock OR fabric, making creating fast! Here I used Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper - love the plaids. They remind me of fuzzy warm flannel fabrics!
I embellished with a Pleated Medallion, Red Glimmer Paper, Button and Glimmer Brad - all from Stampin' Up! We have it all and you can purchase now. The holidays are right around the corner - YIKES!
Happy Holidays to all our US TROOPS - thank you for all you do to ensure our precious freedom. Here is a stocking just waiting for Santa. The "Letters to Santa" Designer Series Paper is paired with the Stampin' Up!'s exclusive dies: Holiday Stocking and Snow Burst Embossing Folder.
The Pleated Medallions is a fast embellishment when created with Stampin' Up!'s NEW Simply Scored tool. May Santa fill your stocking with "PEACE FOR ALL!"
Isn't this box darling and HANDY storage for all your handmade cards?? This Card Keeper is a brand NEW item in the Holiday Mini Catalog - just in time to fill with cards and give as a holiday gift! This sturdy white chipboard box for only $8.95 includes a pattern to make covering it a snap. It has six dividers for organization.
My stamp office is soft aqua and white so I just decorated the front using Spice Cake Designer Series Paper. The large scallop was created with the Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die and ever handy BIG SHOT! My box is full so I'll be ordering lots more to use and give! Order yours NOW!
This GORGEOUS Pleated Medallion Wreath was created by Barb Faulkner of IL, my demonstrator friend!! She shared this at our recent demonstrator meeting. Medallions are sooo simply with Stampin' Up!'s NEW Simply Scored tool!! Barb used the New Spice Cake Designer Series Papers and Spice Cake Designer Buttons that are in the Holiday Mini Catalog. LOVE IT, Barb - so pretty!!
This sweet baby quilt was created with Stampin' Up! Fabrics and the owl punch image which was enlarged. Owls work for BOTH genders! I love the BIG Stampin' Up! button eyes! This would a "keepsake" gift!
Stampin' Up! Fabrics in a frame with Stampin' Up! Buttons and Fabric Flowers is sooo Shabby Chic! Love it! This accent pillow by Elizabeth Price shows how the BIG SHOT machine can cut your fabric pieces. It used the Petal Cone Die to cut NEW Spice Cake Fabric which is coming September 1st! Another Shabby Chic look! Stop by Friday for the Fancy card BLOG HOP!! July is drawing to a close. Don't forget this month's offer: mail me $5 for Priority Shipping for your free new 2011-12 Idea Book and Catalog, 241 color pages!
This darling, unique framed Scrabble wall art was a special gift from my WONDERFUL Rockford, IL Stamp Club the last club nite before I moved to FL!! Miss you crazy gals - hope you are still laughing and stampin'! GREAT memories!
Decor Elements easily attach to any relatively flat surface. My friend Tami W. put pink Decor Elements on the cover of her My Digital Studio book! I applied a chocolate flower to a watering can for a Hostess! And of course they are PERFECT for walls and windows, too.