November's club project

Ever since seeing this tutorial on making glitter ornaments by Amy Rysavy. . .I have wanted to try it!!! Of course, two years later I actually get all the stuff :)

Don't wait as long as I did! It is really easy and super fun!

I made the ornament box from a 12x12 sheet of textured Real Red cardstock.
The scoring for this box is the same as the scoring for this treat holder-

score everything thru step 5, but instead of having the corners point in, fold them out and they will make a 4x4 box. I used a brad to hold the sides together.

The lid is a 7 1/8 square, scored at 1 1/2 on all four sides. Snip the corners and fold!
The little label uses the stamp set Winter Post, punched with the designer label punch, layered on a 1 3/8 circle and a wide oval. . . all punches are Stampin' Up! of course :)

For the ornaments you really need Amy's tutorial to make this super easy (see above link). I did do a couple of things that were slightly different than her step by step:

-I used 20 drops of reinker in the ornament AND spritzed five times with water directly into the ornament. I got a little better coverage with water, even tho' I didn't blend my colors.

-I didn't use a full 1.5tsp of glitter because I didn't want any left over-it is super easy to shake some extra in there if you need it. I ended up not having any wasted glitter, and that makes me happy!

-I was super curious about fine cosmo glitter and how it would look, so I gave that a try.
SO AWESOME! Here are some pictures:

These use Riding hood red, Bashful Blue, and Certainly Celery reinkers. All have Dazzling diamonds for the glitter. Fun to use rubons, too!

These two :
Blue fine cosmo w/bashful blue reinker-left
bashful blue reinker/dazzling diamonds-right

green fine cosmo glitter/certainly celery reinker-left
certainly celery reinker/dazzling diamonds-right

The fine cosmo is SUPER sparkly! almost like colored tinsel in there! I was very impressed :)

My favorite-Dazzling diamonds and Tangerine Tango! So gorgeous!
Here is the ornament box for that one:

And a box for the Certainly Celery/green cosmo ornament:

I hope you try this out! It is great fun :)


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OpenID for2nately said...

Chcolate and flavored teas in season flavors for sure! It is such a cute box! Thanks for the opportunity to win. You rock!

Stampin' Hugs,

Elizabeth, please email me with your street address so I can get this out to you!!!

Happy Halloween everyone :)


scallop envelpe box

The ever popular scallop envelope box. . .
You may or may not have already seen it, but we made one at my last stamp camp and I hadn't had a chance to post it.
It is made from four scallop envelopes, using sticky strip to assemble.

This uses the curly label punch bundle, 1 3/4 circle punch, flower fusion, riding hood red striped ribbon, and washington apple designer series paper.

And of course the big shot ;)

Super easy once you figure out where to put the adhesive!


Tomorrow is the last day for blog candy that can be seen *here*!

See ya tomorrow :)


You like Candy???

Ah, yes. . .the ever popular. . .BLOG CANDY :)

I promised you some, and here it is. Okay, so it is late. . .but I am about a week behind in general so it makes sense!

All you have to do is leave a comment *on this post* indicating what you think would be the PERFECT contents for my friendship box. . .See here if you have no idea what I am talking about :)

Included in the candy: One SU stamp set (retired level one-event full), One coveted ribbon charm from the SU 07 convention, One packed bottle of primas in various shades of pink & purple, One PTI egg box (and yes, I still have more :), and two brand spankin' new stamp sets (bordering blue and chocolate chip) that were a gift to me at Founder's Circle!

***One entry per person please***

I also have an online ordering special this week:

Place a $100 order thru my website, and receive a free stamp set!
(among those available are Hostess level 1-BEST YET, PUN FUN, and TRUE FRIEND!)

Available in the US only.

First choice will be given to the first person to order, second choice to the second order, etc, etc, etc. . . so don't wait if you want the best choices! Not that they aren't all pretty awesome :)

All you have to do is head over to my Stampin' Up! Website :
and click on the shop now icon (upper right corner).

**Both the blog candy and the ordering special are running thru Friday at Noon.**

Good Luck!!!

The rest of the seasons. . .

Here they are :)

After fall comes winter. . . .

Dazzling diamonds on the snowflakes, both stamped and felt. . .
I used tombo adhesive, so they are more like 3D dots.

Ooooo. . .springtime!

And a MI spring would not be complete without a little Robin :)
I used a blender pen and bashful blue/riding hood red

Finally. . .Summer

I wanted the summer tree to be really full. You usually don't see as much of the branches, right? So I added a bunch of flowers and leaves.

I actually punched out those flowers with our little trio of flowers punch (formerly of the three for you tag punch box). There is a bit of white space, but it works pretty well!

Hope you like :) It was fun to make. . .


I so love this stamp set

I have been wanting to make this!

I was up entirely too late making it last night, when I had about 35 other things I should have been doing. . . Don't you just love the Season of Friendship stamp set!

I am very thankful for my good friends, so I am dedicating this box to them :)

The tag is chipboard, and I punched holes with my crop-a-dile to thread thru the new Stampin' Up Alpine Ribbon Originals. . . soooo yummy!

This is the fall scene. I have a scene for each of the seasons, and I will finish taking the pictures and post them soon! The colors I used are Riding Hood Red Chocolate Chip and More Mustard.

EDITED: Here are the rest!

The tutorial for this project can be found HERE.

Have a great Monday!

my family

I took some pictures of my kids today. The little ones change so fast!

Avery shows us her pretty smile all the time these days :)
She is five months this week! Where does the time go???

Regan is such a daddy's girl. . .of course Dad wouldn't have it any other way!

I love this one :)

One would never know that she was asking me (after prompting from her dad):

"Mom, do you like horse apples? Eeeeeewwwww!"

We were at an apple orchard at the time.

"Mom, some dogs really like dog apples, hua."

Thank you my darling husband. . .

Um, disgusting! Let's talk about something else. . .

Like how cute my baby is in the Baby Bijorn tucked into my sweatshirt. . .taking a snooze.

Sweet baby girl!


A little something. . .

I made this while playing around with my ribbon, making Regan's banner. . .

I have something specific in mind :)

I will show you when I finish part two of this project!

I just used a needle and thread, with one of the scallop circles of fabric I had left from the banner and my pink pirouette striped ribbon.

Let me assure you, I do NOT sew.

I do have a sewing machine (thanks to my mom) but I barely know how to use it. So, if I make something that involves needles and thread--it is the most elementary of projects that most likely a 5 year old could do with ease.

Just to clarify ;)

Anyway, I made this exactly how you make them from paper, as seen at the '07 Stampin' Up! convention and at this tutorial. Instead of paper, I used ribbon. Instead of brads/glue dots, I used needle and thread. Just build your bow one ribbon at a time.

awwww. . . .a little mingler!

Here is a picture of Avery and I at the Mini Mingle I hosted last weekend. . .it was a LOT of fun! Hope you can make it to the next one, if you weren't able to attend this time :)

Thanks to Miss Boo on SCS for the picture!


How cool that they give you a picture cd now! I love that I can share this picture with you :)

My sweet little lady.

They had a poetry reading on Friday, where each child in her school would recite their poem (from memory) on stage with a microphone in front of students and parents. Let me tell you-I did NOT think she was going to do this! But there she was, a little unsure, holding her teacher's hand (thank you, Kristi :) reciting "The puppy ran off with my slippers" by Jack Prelutsky.

You did it, Regan! I am so proud of you!


Create a Calendar

This was super fun to make!

I added the chipboard, rather than the pocket. . .for me, I thought it would be more functional if I could prop it up on my desk. . . someone on SCS had the idea to put pictures on the bottom rather than the dates, so I may end up doing that also!

I used the stamp set Holiday Blitz to add to the pages, as well as other sets that caught my eye. Class details are in the previous post. . .

Have a great Weekend!!!


classes for this fall

Stamp Camp

Tuesday, October 21st @ 6pm
Cost: $10

We will be making three projects-two cards and a gift box! Everything will be cut and ready to assemble upon your arrival. All you need is scissors and adhesive!

When: Saturday, November 1st @ 10am
Cost $40

You will be making an assortment of cards, a 3D project and a scrapbook page using the stamp set Season of Friendship-that you get to keep! The set will be mounted and available for use upon your arrival. . .(If you are not a scrapbooker, you can make the page into a card)

Create a Calendar 2009
When: Thursday, November 6th @ 6pm
Cost: $22

You will be making a desk calendar-perfect for yourself or as a gift. Lots of available space to write down important dates, or add pictures to the bottom if you like! All materials included, just bring scissors and adhesive.

Stamp Camp
Tuesday, November 11th @ 6pm
Cost: $10

We will be making three projects using the latest in papercrafting techniques and supplies! All you need to bring are scissors and adhesive-everything else will be provided.

Mom and Me Scrapbook Class
When: Saturday, November 15th @ 10am

We will be making a 17 page scrapbook--super easy for you and your child to do together! Or, come and make one as a gift for your child or family member! All materials will be provided.

Ten for Twenty
When: Tuesday, November 25th @ 6pm

We will be making ten Christmas cards, two each of five designs. . .everything cut and ready-just bring your scissors and adhesive and be ready to stamp!


4x4 card box

This was last month's Hostess club project

The box tutorial came from *this* website. Andrea is a Canadian Demonstrator, and comes up with some A-Mazing things. . .

We used the sets Upsy Daisy, and the new Ronald McDonald set Say it with Scallops. Love that new Square scallop punch!

Not that it has to be a square :)

The 4x4 envelope tutorial can be found *here* on the blog of one of my fellow control freaks, Cindy Lawrence. . .so fun to make!

You should definitely try this :)


Regan's Banner

I finally have some pictures of it :)
I took these right before I left--they turned out a bit better than the poor broom. I am feeling guilty about the misrepresentation of his kewlness. I think new pictures are in order when I get home!

So. . .I made this the same way as the Cheer banner in the previous post (see below), except I added some different colors in the scallops along the top.
I also embellished this one, and I hadn't done that before.
I used the pretties kit,

Filigree Brads,

Button Bouquet,

several ribbons including 1 1/4in pink pirouette (for the main ribbon along the top), kiwi vanilla satin, whisper white and pretty in pink taffeta. . .there may be more but I can't remember :)

as well as the flower fusion too pink pirouette felt flowers. . .


That was a mouthfull! This was super fun to make, btw. . .you should definitely try it! Of course I should mention I used the big shot ;) as well as the pennant die, scallop circle #2, and the serif alphabet. . .

Okay, so I am exausted and I need to crash. . .the mingle was a blast, and I will tell you all about it--but not right now. I can barely keep my eyes open!

So sad for those of you who couldn't make it, and I hope you can make it the next time around :)



A Witchin' Broom

Anyhoo, I made a witches' broom for a Halloween class last Saturday.
The finished broom is taller than knee height! I had the twisty decorative sticks for another project I had in mind. Since they have been sitting on the shelf waiting. . .why not use them!
I really like how the tag turned out! Super fun and the Kiwi Kiss with Black is a great combo.

Lots of black sponging and pad-to-paper. It was a smaller class, so I had enough chipboard for everyone. . .This project went over really well at my open house.

Thanks to everyone that was able to make it! So sorry for those of you who had other plans. . .we had a great time ;)

Congratulations to Kara Litwiller-she was the winner of the door prize/spring solitude stamp set. I will be drawing for the rest of the prize winners when I return from Lansing on Sunday.


Yummy stamping goodness

So many good things from Mr. Brown :)

New Felt Goodies. . .

Halloween goodies. . .

These ribbons are *so awesome*

but wait. . . I have been anticipating the arrival of this:

Wooooo Hoooooo!

I finally get to make a fabric banner with LETTERS on it :)

There were some women making these at my 5th level upline's house in Utah (I forgive you for not inviting me ;), and I soooo wanted one to show my girls!

And of course to hang in my house!

For reference. . . the dies that were used are: Pennant, Scallop Circle #2, and Serif Alphabet

So, I made one pretty much exactly like the one I had seen while at Founder's. . .

Then I made one for my daughter. . .You get to see that one next :)

But not tonight! I need to take it outside and get some good pictures. . .It is seriously one of the kewlest things I think I have ever made her.

Wait until you see!!!!

I also am planning on some blog candy this week in honor of my open house :)