Month: December 2013

Sales and SU Frosted Finishes Embellishment Earrings for my Girls


Don’t forget to check out the Clearance Rack Blitz today! I just love that SU Tabletop Cutter.. so I got me another one!!! (Poor grammar intended…)

The Weekly Deals running to Monday, December 16 are HERE.

I made these earrings for my wonderful stamping friends this month as a Christmas gift at Stamp Class. I used the Frosted Finishes Embellishments from the Holiday Catalog and attached posts and backs. These little embellishments are sooooooo pretty and sooooooo substantial and sparkle, sparkle, sparkle. The first photo did not capture the essence of these beauties. I first saw them on my friend Bev at Convention out in the sun in Utah. They were gorgeous! I mounted them on a Chalk Talk Framelit with Winter Frost Coastal Cabana DSP and used the single stamp and the Labels Punch to make the tag with Glimmer paper behind it. I used  the SAB Pool Party ribbon from last year that was a perfect match to tie it up in a bow! There is still time to get these pretty little dazzlers (12 for $6.95) to make some quick gifts for your friends.



Sweet friends and encouragers- I am in the process of a big move and am behind on commenting but am enjoying everyone’s posts when I get notifications. Love you all!

SU Too Kind for Dynamic Duos

Happy Saturday, everyone- I hope the weekend has started wonderfully for you! I also hope you might be able to play a little in your crafty place with the Dynamic Duos #82  this weekend or this week coming up. It’s a Bold and Sassy color combo of Primrose Petals and Gumball Green you get to use on your project.

Dynamic Duos Primrose and Gumball Green

Link up by Thursday at 12 pm at

The Dynamic Duos Blogspot.

I wanted to show some love to a sweet friend this week so I made her this card with the SU Too Kind stamp set.

SU Too Kind DD

I wanted to round out the left side of my banner where the button was placed so I used my Mosaic punch to create that little detail. Just flip over your punch, slip the paper in through the middle and out only one side and punch.

Card Recipe:
INK: SU Gumball Green, SU Primrose Petals
PAPER: SU Gumball Green, SU Primrose Petals, SU Gumball Green DSP (retired)
ACCESSORIES: SU Very Vintage Button, SU Twine
TOOLS: SU Mosaic Punch

Make sure to check out the
Dynamic Duos Challenge Blog Design Team’s submissions this week:
Anne Marie Hile
Annette Elliott
Angel Johns
Caroline Bredeson
Cindy Brumbaugh
Holly Endress
JoAnn Burnham
Julie Gearinger
Michelle Bala
Sarah Fleming
Tenia Nelson

Desigh Team Badge

SU Envelope Punch Board Box with a Bow

It’s time for another Friday Mashup Challenge #138. Tara came up with neat sketch to get our creative juices flowing…


To play along, you can:
1. Create a project using the above “Sketch.”
2. Create a project using “Window/Transparency Sheets. ”
3. Or Mash it Up and create a project “using the Sketch & Window Sheets.”

I really, really did try to Mash it up but we are in the process of closing our house tomorrow, packing and moving Monday, and I just finished 3 wonderful stamp classes with great gals the last two days- I could not give that up! I was a little overwhelmed so I used a transparency in one of our stamping projects this week to give a peek of the treat inside. I used the Envelope Punch Board to make the box. To accommodate 4 tea lights, I started with a 6 1/4 inch square and punched and scored each side two times- the first time at 2 5/8 inches and the second time at 3 5/8 inches. I folded on the score lines and ran it through my Big Shot with a circle die to cut out the opening where I placed the transparency sheet.

SU Envelope Punch Board Box with a Bow !

In class, we did not have a transparency sheet and had our bow in the middle of the front of the box- on this project, I had to move the bow up so the transparency showed. It looks really cute in person but the photo kind of makes the box with the big bow look like my son did when he was ten and had not grown into his ears yet….lol.

Hop on over to The Friday Mashup and check out what the Design Team has created this week and play along. We are eager to see what you design with the sketch and/or transparency sheet.

SU More Merry Messages and Blog Candy Winner

The winning random number  is 11…Meredith

Meredith, please email me your address by Thursday, December 5 so I can mail out your Ribbon Roll Control on Friday!

We are in the middle of packing for a big move so I thought a few minutes of crafting would help me keep my sanity…however, sitting in my crafty area only increased the stress looking at everything I have to pack! I did come up with this little 4 inch by 4 inch Christmas card. I used the sweet sketch from retrosketches # 92 and the cue word RIBBON from CASology # 73 , and the theme of EVERGREEN from The Paper Players # 174 this week. Oh, am I thankful for the inspiration from these wonderful sites to help me create especially when my mind is all over the place right now!

SU More Merry Messages Pine Branch

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU More Merry Messages
INK: SU Garden Green
PAPER: SU Garden Green, SU Real Red, SU Whisper White, SU Regals Pattern Stack DSP (retired)
ACCESSORIES: SU Real Red Taffeta Ribbon
TOOLS: MS Pine Branch, Nestabilities Circle Dies
Week 73 - Ribbon