Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A Buzzin' Halloween in Owlville

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Today I wanted to share one more quick Halloween card with you before I turn crazy with Christmas!  We have a general rule in my house that once Halloween is over it's free rein to decorate and get ready for Christmas - I can't wait!!  I've already started working on a few crafts and cards in anticipation's to hoping I can finish all the ideas I've managed to "think" up LOL.

Anyhow, onto today's card.  I had such an overwhelming response to my Halloween in Owlville card that I thought I would dress up one more little owl for Halloween.  This time I chose a bumble bee costume...isn't he cute??  Here's the supplies to create one of your own:


Stamp sets: Googly Ghouls
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Gumball Green, Whisper White, Vellum, Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Early Espresso
Accessories: Owl punch, Heart to Heart punch (retired), small oval punch, 3/4" circle punch, sponges, white gel pen, googly eyes, snail, tombow liquid adhesive

Hope you enjoy him!  Please stay safe tonight - I'll be back tomorrow with a new project! 

Until then...

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Grab Your Broom!

Hi All!

What an exciting day at Stampin' Up! today ONLY!  Sales like this just don't come around often, so take advantage if you can!
  • Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we sell will be 15% off.
This means all stamps in our current catalogues including
    • Background stamps
    • Personalized name stamps
    • Cookie press stamps
    • Single-image stamps
This DOES NOT include
  • Hostess sets
  • Bundled stamp sets
  • Digital stamp brush sets
  • There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order.
  • Visit my online store HERE to place your order before its too late!

    Now onto today's card.  I loved the stamp set Bootiful Occasions from the moment I opened the new catalogue.  You can do so much with the images if you use just a little imagination and creativity!  I've done a few cards with feet as the main focal point (I didn't realize I had such a fetish for feet LOL) so I guess it only makes sense why I was drawn to this set.  Here's a quick run down of how I got these shoes flying high on a broomstick :)


    Stamp sets: Bootiful Occasions
    Cardstock: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black
    Ink: Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard, Basic Black
    Accessories: Brayer, Simply Scored tool, 1 3/4" circle punch, Perfect Plum tafetta ribbon, linen thread, Early Espresso bakers twine, wooden skewer, Perfect Plum, Gumball Green, Lucky Limenade markers, sticky strip, snail adhesive, Stampin' dimensionals

    Begin by masking off the moon with a 1 3/4" circle punched from a post it note onto Whisper White cardstock.  Brayer Daffodil Delight on the entire piece of cardstock; followed by Rich Razzleberry onto the top 2/3's of cardstock, then Elegant Eggplant on top 1/3.  Remove the mask from the moon and sponge More Mustard inside.

    To create the broom:  cut a piece from a wooden skewer roughly 5" long.  Cut pieces of linen thread about 3" long.  Fold in half and tie to the skewer with Early Espresso bakers twine.

    The witches skirt is a piece of Basic Black cardstock cut 5" wide by 3" long.  Trim the bottom of the skirt in a wavy pattern with scissors to add dimension.  Score the entire piece of cardstock at 1/8" intervals and gather at the top, using sticky strip to hold in place. Cut a triangular piece of Basic Black to create an arm, crumpling the cardstock before adhering with sticky strip to the skirt.  Add a piece of Perfect Plum taffeta ribbon to the create the waist of the skirt and a smaller piece on the bottom of the sleeve to create a ruffled cuff.  Adhere both in place with sticky strip.  Cut legs freehand out of Basic Black with snips.

    Stamp the boot images in Basic Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock.  Color in the heels and band with a Perfect Plum marker and the dots with Lucky Limenade and Gumball Green.  Cut out with snips.  Assemble pieces to the card front.  Take care to make sure one leg is under the broom and one leg is on top of the broom.  Its easiest to assemble with Stampin dimensionals at this point.  Add sentiment and adhere card front to Rich Razzleberry card base.

    That's all for now - if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!  Until next time...
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    Friday, October 26, 2012

    Sell-a-Stamp Spooktacular!

    Hi Everyone!
    Exciting news from Stampin' Up! was just released yesterday - this Monday, October 29th there is a HUGE sale on stamps!! 
    For 24 hours only, almost every stamp we sell will be reduced 15%!
    • Sale starts at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT)
    This means all stamps in our current catalogues including
      • Background stamps
      • Personalized name stamps
      • Cookie press stamps
      • Single-image stamps (new additions were just added - check out my online store for flyers)
    This DOES NOT include
    • Hostess sets
    • Bundled stamp sets
    • Digital stamp brush sets
    There is no limit to the amount of stamp sets you can order so this is a great time to purchase any sets you've thought about getting! Deals like this just don't come around too often!
    Three ways to order:
    1.  Place your order in my online store at
    2. Call me at (306) 332-1496 to place your order for you
    3.  Email your order to with your contact info
    Monday also kicks off a weeklong celebration of Digital Scrapbooking - this means you can some digital downloads for FREE and get 50% off digital kits!  Check out on Monday for full details!

    Happy Stamping everyone!
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    Thursday, October 18, 2012

    Halloween Potions

    Hi All!

    I have a couple Magical Halloween Potions to share with you today - I had way too much fun whipping these up and even more fun naming them!

    They are both actually body scrub recipes you can make yourself at home - I just couldn't resist putting a Halloween spin on them!  What a spooktactular gift for a friend at Halloween and so simple to make - follow along and I'll show you how.

    Let's begin with the Witches Wart Smoother first.  This body scrub is a great recipe that I found online that fits perfectly with the season - its actually a Pumpkin Spice Latte Sugar Scrub.  Yummy!!  So suiting for the fall season.

    1 1/2 cups brown sugar
    2 Tbsp ground coffee
    1-2 Tbsp Pumpkin Pie spice (or a mixture of nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and cinnamon to your liking)
    3/4-1 cup grape seed oil

    Begin by adding your brown sugar

    Next add the ground coffee.  I think I remember reading somewhere that coffee in scrubs is good for cellulite...worth a try! LOL

    Add your spice mixture.  I didn't have any Pumpkin spice on hand so I made my own.  I really love the scent of cinnamon so I added a little more of it and decreased the amount of other spices I used.  Totally your own preference.

    Last step - add your grape seed oil.  I whisked mine so help avoid the brown sugar from clumping.  Viola!  Witches Wart Smoother ready to be packaged!


    Stamp sets: Bootiful Occasions, MDS 2
    Cardstock: Very Vanilla
    Ink: Basic Black, Chocolate Chip
    Accessories: Framelits Labels Collection, Early Espresso Bakers twine, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze markers, sponges, Sticky Strip, hot glue, coffee filter, small jar

    Begin by filling your jar(s) with the body scrub.  I used small baby food jars.  In My Digital Studio I created my text and added 'ink splatters' from the stamp option; taking down the opacity so they appeared as almost watermarks.  Print the label onto Very Vanilla cardstock.

    Using the smallest frame from the Framelits Labels Collection cut out the title.  To antique the label sponge Chocolate Chip ink around the edges.  Using sticky strip, adhere to the front of the jar.

    Stamp the witches boot from the Bootiful Occasions set in Basic Black and color in with markers.  Carefully cut out with paper snips and adhere beside the label with sticky strip.

    To cover the lid rip a coffee filter to fit the size of the lid.  Sponge lightly all over, concentrating on the edges with Chocolate Chip ink.  With a hot glue gun, glue to top of the lid.  Finish by wrapping a piece of Early Espresso baker's twine around the lid a few times, tying with a bow.

    Next up, Ogre Dandruff...looks real, doesn't it?  Its actually an oatmeal scrub - you just add a little water when your about to use it to create a paste.  The recipe for this one couldn't be any simpler to make or customize to your own liking.

    1 cup oatmeal
    20-30 drops of your favorite essential oil.  This go around I used Cranberry Orange - it smells divine!!

    Add your essential oil one drop at a time, whisking while you go.  This will prevent clumps and give you a chance to sniff as you go to achieve the desired results.  Now onto the packaging!


    Stamp sets: Wicked Cool, MDS 2
    Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Gumball Green
    Ink: Chocolate Chip, Basic Black
    Accessories: Linen Thread, Gumball Green satin stitched ribbon, Framelits Labels Collection, 1 1/4" circle punch, sponges, sticky strip, coffee filter, hot glue gun, mason jar

    Begin by filling your jar(s) with the body scrub.  In My Digital Studio I created my text and added 'ink splatters' from the stamp option; taking down the opacity so they appeared as almost watermarks.  Print the label onto Very Vanilla cardstock.

    Wrap a piece of Gumball Green ribbon around the jar, using sticky strip.  Using the smallest frame from the Framelits Labels Collection cut out the title.  To antique the label sponge Chocolate Chip ink around the edges.  With the second to smallest label cut out in Gumball Green.  Adhere the two labels together and using sticky strip, adhere to the front of the jar over the ribbon seam.

    To cover the lid rip a coffee filter to fit the size of the lid.  Sponge lightly all over, concentrating on the edges with Chocolate Chip ink.  With a hot glue gun, glue to top of the lid.  Stamp the spider web from the Wicked Cool set in Basic Black, punch out with a 1 3/4" circle and glue to the top of the lid.  Wrap linen thread around the lid a few times and tie with a bow.

    Hope you give these little treats a try!  I have a couple other "potions" I'm going to attempt...hopefully I can share those with you soon :)

    Until next time!
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    Wednesday, October 17, 2012

    "Bootiful" Stained Glass Luminary

    Brrr...its a chilly one out there today!  I'm more than happy to stay inside and keep warm - Peanut Butter Cookies are on the list to bake today so the house will be toasty warm with the oven on and smell yummy too!  I'm also "cooking" up a little Halloween treat to share with you tomorrow - provided I can mesh my kitchen skills with my stamping skills!!

    I promised in a post last week that I would share the project I created as a Guest Designer for U Stamp with Dawn & Friends - this is it!  I fell in LOVE with this little Victorian boot the moment I seen the stamp set and new it had to be on my "must buy" list.

    If you would like a full tutorial for directions on how to make this set, head on over to to sign up!  There are over 40 awesome technique tutorials created by some very talented ladies.  I'll share a few more sneak peaks in the upcoming days - they will blow your socks off!!

    Until my next post...
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    Tuesday, October 16, 2012

    Twitterpated Iphone case

    Morning All!

    Its a cool overcast day here in my neck of the woods - seems like a perfect day to catch up on a little blogging, do some baking with the boys, and most importantly get some cards made!

    I thought today I'd share this weekend's project I whipped up.  My sister and I recently entered the world of the iphone.  WOW!  I can honestly say there really IS an App for everything! 

    The moment I get something new, like a phone, my mind immediately turns crafty and attempts to find ways to accessorize.  I stumbled across this crochet case in Ravelry and immediately went rummaging for scrap yarn to make one for myself and one for my sister.  Choosing a co-ordinating fabric was easy - I had been hoarding my Stampin' Up! Twitterpated fabric waiting for inspiration - this seemed the perfect opportunity!

    If your interested in creating one of your own, you can find simple step by step instructions HERE.  She has many other cell case patterns as well - I've bookmarked a few to try later cause let's face it - having only one cell phone case is like having only one purse (honestly, who does that??) LOL

    Here's what the case looks like closed...I used some vintage buttons I had on hand to keep the case secure when your cell phone is inside.

    This is the one I made for my sister.  The only difference is I added a wrist strap on the side so she could use it as a cell case and a small purse - a credit card tucks neatly behind the cell phone so you don't have to carry your whole purse around for a quick outing.

    Now that I've made these it only sets a fire under me to create something else.  I'm working on creating a snap on case for the back of my phone using a clear cover - completely custom and unique!  As soon as I figure out the details I'll be sure to share it with you :)  I'm also working on a tutorial to create custom wallpapers for your iphone using MDS - super fun and really easy! 

    Have a great day everyone!  Until my next post...
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    Monday, October 15, 2012

    Its a Jungle Out There!

    Happy Monday Everyone!

    A start to a new week and one where I'm beginning to feel like I might actually get caught up!  This past weekend we celebrated my youngest son's 1st birthday - his actual birthday was 2 weeks ago but with that nasty flu we all managed to catch, we postponed everything until we were feeling better.

    In the process of making our household well again I didn't find the time to get Sawyer's birthday card completed in time for his birthday but here it finally is!  I found a tutorial to create this Side-Step card on Splitcoast Stampers.  Its a simple, layered type layout that allows you to put multiple images on one card without it seeming crowded - genius!


    Stamp sets: Happiest Birthday Wishes (retired Hostess set)
    Cardstock: Pool Party, Early Espresso, Lucky Limenade, Basic Gray, Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP, Neutrals Collection DSP Pack
    Ink: Basic Black
    Accessories: Small oval punch, Owl punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, Large oval punch, Word Window punch, Little Leaves Sizzlits, Basic Black marker, Tombow liquid adhesive, paper snips

    I thought I would share the cake that I made in honor of the birthday boy before I signed off.  Before Sawyer was even born the first stuffed animal I bought for his nursery was a little giraffe; so I thought I'd attempt a giraffe/jungle themed cake.  The little giraffe on top was molded and baked from a salt dough recipe I found on the web then painted with acrylic paints.  I think I'll bubble wrap the little guy up and and put him away as a little first birthday memento for the memory box :)

    The birthday boy enjoying a piece of birthday cake - serious business by the looks of it! LOL

    Until my next post, take care!  Thanks so much for looking!
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    Tuesday, October 9, 2012

    Whooo's Calling?? Its your SU! Demonstrator!

    Hi All!

    I realize I've been MIA for just about two weeks now - both my boys managed to catch a horrible viral bug and by day 9 it was obvious I wasnt' immune as I thought I was!  Today is my first day back in the "real" world after being in bed for 4 days.  Needless to say I just haven't been able to work on the projects and cards I had planned to over the last couple weeks.  Now begins the catch up!

    Even though I haven't had time to do a lot in my stamp room I still wanted to share a quick little project today along with October's specials and some exciting design news!  In a recent Stampin' Success Demonstrator magazine, Demo's were challenged to come up with a new and unique way to leave a calling card with new and potential customers.  This cute little owl bookmark was what I came up with.  They are super quick to make and when you flip the bookmark over all of my contact information is there!  I call that useful and a great reminder all in one!  I found a simple PDF tutorial for the basic bookmark HERE.


    Stamp sets: none
    Cardstock: Brights Designer Series Pack, Subtles Designer Series Pack, Summer Smooches DSP, Pink Pirouette, Perfect Plum, Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Whisper White, Birds of a Feather DSP, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Lucky Limenade, Baja Breeze
    Ink: Basic Black marker
    Accessories: Owl punch, Basic Pearls, dimensionals, Tombow liquid glue

    Stampin' Up! is offering a little early Christmas gift for you in the month of October!  When you purchase either of the bundles mentioned in the flyer you receive a Paper Piercing Pack for FREE!  Click on the tab in my sidebar to be re-direct to my website to read further details...

    And finally I have some exciting design news to share with you!  I was recently asked to be a Guest Designer for U Stamp With Dawn and Friends; Technique Boutique session!  If you aren't familiar with Dawn's site, please click HERE to learn how it all works.  And stay tuned in the upcoming days for a sneak peak of my project!  I'm super excited to be offered a guest spot and hope I can rise to the challenge!!

    Until my next post, STAY HEALTHY!
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