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08/28/2009

Stampin' Addicts Holiday Mini Blog Hop

Welcome to the next stop on the Stampin' Addicts Happy Holidays Blog Tour! This tour will take you through more than 20 different blogs to showcase many of the new and exciting products in the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog. These products will be available for order starting September 1st. This tour runs from Saturday, August 29th to Monday, August 31st. Perhaps, you've come here via Cheryl Love to Stamp & Scrap fantastic blog. Where she just featured Merry and Bright, and Icicle Rubons! If you're just jumping on from here, have no worries! The tour will circle around to the beginning, so you can see all of the wonderful and inspiring projects! At the end of my projects is the link to take you to the next stop! The stamp set that I am featuring from the Holiday Mini is Serene Snowflakes item#115438. My first project that I am sharing is a card! The base is Sahara Sand, then Soft Suede, next is some of the yummy New Designer Series Paper Christmas Cocoa Specialty. I took the cutter kit and using the distressing tool I roughed up the edges. I stamped 3 snowflakes in Soft Suede and added a pearl from the Pretties kit in the center snowflake. I wrapped some Kraft Taffeta Ribbon around and added some more pearls. In the bottom right hand corner I used the saying from Four the Holidays (another Holiday Mini stamp set) I inked it in VersaMark and then in Soft Suede and stamped one the DSP. Next I poured clear embossing powder over it and heat set it. Viola one easy but elegant card done!


Supplies Used~

Stamp Set
~Serene Snowflakes, Four the Holidays
Ink
~Soft Suede, Versamark
Paper~ Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, DSP Christmas Cocoa Specialty
Acc.~Cutter Kit, Clear Embossing powder, Pretties Kit, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals

For my second project I created this cute little Purse Scrapbook! I used the Big Shot along with my Top Note die for the top. I stamped the snowflakes in Soft Suede Classic Ink on Soft Suede. I made my little medallion by stamping a snowflake in Soft Suede on Sahara Sand Card stock, I punched it out and layered it on Soft Suede, and Sahara Sand
.



Inside view I flipped over the 1/2 polka-dot Soft Suede ribbon and used the back side with out the dots.



Supplies Used~

Stamp Set~ Serene Snowflakes
Ink~
Soft Suede
Paper~Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, DSP Christmas Cocoa Specialty
Acc.~ Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, 1 1/4 Circle Punch, Big Shot, Top Note Die, Pretties Kit, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, 1/2 polka-dot Soft Suede Grosgrain Ribbon

My 3rd project was a scrapbook page of my husband and I and our dog gizmo! My base was Sahara Sand I sponged Soft Suede ink around the edges. Then I took a piece of Soft Suede Textured card stock and stamped my snowflakes in Soft Suede randomly all over. I took a piece of DSP Christmas Cocoa Specialty paper and sponged the edges with Soft Suede and placed it in the center. I added the lattice cut out and set a pearl from the Pretties kit in the center of each. On my photo mat I sponged Soft Suede on the Sahara Sand card stock, then the Soft Suede I stamped the snowflakes around the edges. My journal piece is Sahara Sand, in the background I stamped the Snowflakes in Sahara Sand to give it that tone on tone effect. I sponged the edges with Soft Suede, placed it on dimensionals and added the pretties pin to it.



Supplies~

Stamp Set
~ Serene Snowflakes
Ink
~ Soft Suede, Sahara Sand
Paper
~Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Designer Series Paper Christmas Cocoa Specialty
Acc.~
Big Shot, Stampin' Up! Lattice Bigz Die, Pretties Kit, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Sponge

This completes my tour of Serene Snowflakes! Hope you enjoyed my projects now you want to head over to Paula's Bog Stamping with Paula were she is has some awesome projects featuring our Decor Elements and Wood Blocks from the Holiday Mini.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great hop! Holly

08/21/2009

2nd half of scrapbook page

Happy Friday and good morning!!!!

Here is the second half to my scrapbook page that I posted about yesterday! When you open the cover here is what is on the inside! Pictures of our pets which are my babies :) The white kitty is Kiko she is my husbands cat she has extra toes on her front paws so she looks like she has mittens on, the other kitty is Kyro and he is a stinker! Hes the cat that is into everything and very curious about everything! lol Last but least is my dog Gizmo he was my wedding gift from my husband. We rescued him from the pound, hes turning out to be a very good dog. Well when he's not digging holes all over my yard! lol

The base is Chocolate Chip, then under each picture is Really Rust card stock which I used the En Francis stamp set item #109521 and stamped in Really Rust on each square. Then I cut a strip of Mellow Moss and I used the Jumbo Friendly Words Wheel, I wheeled that in Mellow Moss. Next I cut a piece of Really Rust card stock and scored it in half so I had a journaling spot. I used Friends 24-7 stamp set item #113218 on this piece. I stamped the scroll in Really Rust ink to give it that tone on tone effect. Then I took a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and stamped the scroll image in Mellow Moss and placed this piece on the Really Rust. In the second picture I show what is in my journaling spot. I really love how the page turned out!

If you would like to purchase the supplies I used to make this project or place an order you can place an order
HERE, email or call me to!!


Supplies Used~
Stamp Set
~ En Francis, Friends 24-7, Friendly Jumbo Words Wheel
Ink~ Mellow Moss, Elegant Eggplant, Really Rust, Choc. Chip
Paper
~Mellow Moss, Elegant Eggplant, Really Rust, Choc. Chip, Very Vanilla
Acc.~ Sponge, Kind Thoughts Brocade Stencil, Paper piercer, Mat Pack, Eyelet Border Punch, 1/2 circle punch, 1/4 Vanilla, Mellow Moss, Elegant Eggplant grosgrain ribbon, Vintage Brads, Big Shot, Daisies Flower #2

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! Holly

08/20/2009

Scrapbook Page using Kind Thoughts Brocade Stencil

Hello and Good morning stampers!!!

The project that I am sharing with you all today, has a few steps to it so I will be sharing pictures of it over the next 2 days here. I joined a swap with a group of close friends, we each had to make a 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 scrapbook page all about us. Well that was a huge challenge for me to try to fit everything about me on that size! lol So what I did was create a piece that will open up so I had more space to add pictures and info about me!

I used colors that I love! I used Elegant Eggplant, Mellow Moss, Choc. Chip and Really Rust. Which were my wedding colors that I used. Just love these colors so much! I used one of my favorite stamp sets Friends 24-7 item #113218. I stamped the scroll image in Elegant Eggplant on Elegant Eggplant to give it a tone on tone affect. Then I took a piece of Mellow Moss card stock and using our Kind Thoughts Brocade Stencil I sponged Really Rust ink over it. I really loved how that worked! Then I took the Eyelet border punch to the one edge of the Mellow Moss. I cut a strip of Very Vanilla card stock and using the Jumbo Friendly Words Wheel I wheeled that in Mellow Moss across the Very Vanilla card stock then took a sponge and sponged really rust around the edges.

Now comes what I did for the ribbon! We don't have any really rust grosgrain so I took our Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon and sponged Really Rust ink on it, let it dry and cut of the edges of the binding and pulled it apart to get that soft look instead. I did this with the Mellow Moss and the Elegant Eggplant. I took a little bit of each put it together and wrapped it around the Mellow Moss card stock. I know what your thinking Wowzier!! I loved how the ribbon turned out!! I added a strip of Choc. Chip card stock under the punched out eyelet strip and then at the top right hand corner of it I added in Vintage Brads. Then using my Big Shot item # 113439 and my Flower Daisies #2 die item# 114520 I cut out the daisies in Really Rust and Elegant Eggplant, then punched out the center in Very Vanilla with my 1/2 circle punch. I took our En Francis stamp item #109521 I stamped in the coordinating colors of the flowers so the Really Rust ones got stamped with the Really Rust ink and etc. I then put the flowers together and placed a vintage brad in the center. The last step I took my Color Spritzer Tool and my Choc. Chip marker and spritzed color all over the page. Then our engagement picture to the front. Hard to believe that next week is 3 years already since we got married!

If you would like to purchase the supplies I used to make this project or place an order you
can place an order HERE, email or call me to!!


Now this is the piece that opens up and on the inside is my list all about me! I printed it out on Very Vanilla card stock, stamped the scroll image from Friends 24-7 in Mellow Moss ink and then sponged the edges with Really Rust ink. I added strip of Elegant Eggplant behind it and then paper pierced the top and bottom edge of it also.
Come back tomorrow to see the rest of this!!

Supplies Used~
Stamp Set~ En Francis, Friends 24-7, Friendly Jumbo Words Wheel
Ink~ Mellow Moss, Elegant Eggplant, Really Rust, Choc. Chip
Paper
~Mellow Moss, Elegant Eggplant, Really Rust, Choc. Chip, Very Vanilla
Acc
.~ Sponge, Kind Thoughts Brocade Stencil, Paper piercer, Mat Pack, Eyelet Border Punch, 1/2 circle punch, 1/4 Vanilla, Mellow Moss, Elegant Eggplant grosgrain ribbon, Vintage Brads, Big Shot, Daisies Flower #2

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Holly

08/19/2009

Joy Fold Card with Rock n Roll Technique

Good Morning and welcome to my blog!

Today's share is a card I made for convention. I was unable to attended convention this year so my wonderful convention buddy Chrissy did some swapping for me!!! I have been wanting to try one of these Joy Fold Cards for quite sometime so I signed up for a swap with folds! They are supper easy to make too!!

I used one of my favorite new sets Razzle Dazzle item# 116714 I stamped the image in Melon Mambo and then rolled the edges around in Rich Razzleberry. This is the Rock n Roll Technique. I then stamped it on some Whisper White Card stock, I roughed up the edges with my cutter kit and sponged some Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie around the edges. I layered this on the Crushed Curry and placed a piece of 1/2 Rich Razzleberry polka-dot grosgrain ribbon behind it in the upper right hand corner. Next I cut a piece of Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper, I used the Circle Circus Stamp set item # 115778 and stamped one of the images in pumpkin pie on the DSP. I then roughed up the edges with the Cutter Kit and sponged some Rich Razzleberrry ink on it. Then layered this on a piece of Melon Mambo Card Stock.

I took my first piece and put dimensionals on the back and attached it to the last piece I just made. In the left hand corner I made my little round tab to hold the card closed. On the base I used Rich Razzleberry card stock along with some more Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper. In the second picture you will see how it opens and on the inside I used On Your Birthday Stamp Set item #111664 I stamped this in Rich Razzleberry Ink on the Melon Mambo card stock. If you would like a tutorial leave a comment and let me know! If you would like to purchase the supplies

I used to make this project or place an order you can place an order
HERE, email or call me to!!




Supplies Used
Stamp Set~ Razzle Dazzle, Circle Circus, On Your Birthday
Ink~Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mango, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie
Paper~
Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mango, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper

Acc.~
Sponge, Clear Rhinestone Brads, Cutter Kit, 1/2 polka-dot Rich Razzleberry Grosgrain Ribbon, 3/4" circle punch, 1'' circle punch, 1 1/4 circle " punch, dimensionals


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Holly

08/18/2009

Gift Day 3

Morning!

Today I am posting the last gift I got from Ellen!! On our 3rd day of opening we were supposed to each send something to do as a make and take. Ellen made this
adorable notebook and sent me the supplies to make another one!! How cute is it! I just love it! I will be using this for all my ideas I get for creating! Thanks so much Ellen for everything again I really loved everything!!! You did a fantastic job!

Have a great day and thank you for stopping by!
Holly

08/17/2009

Monday's 3D Challenge using Eastern Blooms

Welcome to my Monday's 3D Challenge!

Today's share is the 3-D challenge I posted over on the Stampin' Addicts site! Click on the link if you would like to visit this awesome site!
http://www.stampinaddicts.com/ Head on over there is a lot of different challenges posted each week!!! If your a demo be sure to sign up for the demo forums too!

The challenge was to make a mini gift pouch!! I love how this one turned out! I used 2 Stamp Sets for this project! I used Eastern Blooms item #111626 and Teen Tiny Wishes item#115370. My base is Pumpkin Pie and then I layered some Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper. On the flower I stamped it in Crushed Curry and then rolled the edges in Pumpkin Pie this is called the Rock n Roll Technique. I added vintage brads, and button from the sherbet package to give it a little something more.

If you would like to purchase the supplies I used to make this project or place an order you can place an order
HERE, email or call me to!!

Here is the outside view



Here is the inside view



Here is the tutorial video!


Supplies Used~

Stamps:
Eastern Blooms, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry
Papers:
Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, DSP Razzleberry Lemonade
Accessories: Vintage Brads, Designer Button Sherbet, 1/2 polka dot Crushed Curry Grosgrain Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Dimensionals
Techniques: Rock n' Roll

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Holly 

08/14/2009

Gift Day 2

Morning! Some of you asked yesterday what was in the band aid tin, Ellen put crystal light packets in there. Super cute idea!! Today's picture is day 2 of my gift! Look at this cute little bucket! Inside it she put some yummy soup too. I just loved this thought it was way cute! I loved how she added the swirly strip around the little bucket! Just too cute!


Have a great day and thanks for stopping in!
Holly

08/13/2009

Gift

Good Morning!

Sorry I haven't posted much its been hard trying to get back into our routine, every week seems to be just crazy! Since we live in Northern MN the clock is ticking on getting projects done before winter hits. Only MN worry about that! lol We are currently working on our house, we are re caulking and re staining our log siding on our house what a project we have gotten ourselves into. lol I seem to not have enough hours in the day! Once that's done then we have to re shingle the shingles got delivered yesterday ewwww is all I can say! lol

My share today is a gift I received from a fellow stamping friend! Some of us couldn't go to convention this year so we decided to swap goodies with each other. The first day was new stamped images and goodies. I received a ton of stamped images along with this cute card and band aid tin! How cute are they!! My friend Ellen was so good to me! I really loved everything! Day 1



Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Holly

08/10/2009

Monday's 3D Challenge using Inspired by Nature

Welcome to my Monday's 3D Challenge!

Today's share is the 3-D challenge I posted over on the Stampin' Addicts site! Click on the link if you would like to visit this awesome site!
http://www.stampinaddicts.com/ Head on over there is a lot of different challenges posted each week!!! If your a demo be sure to sign up for the demo forums too!

The challenge was to make a card box! I love how this one turned out! I used Inspired by Nature item #111656 along with my Big Shot item #113439 and the Magnetic Movers and Shapers SU Punch Windows item #115953

If you would like to purchase the supplies I used to make this project or place an order you can place an order HERE
, email or call me to!! I will post a tutorial video later today.


Supplies Used~

Stamps
:
Inspired by Nature
Inks: Choc. Chip, More Mustard, Dusty Durango, Mellow Moss,Rich Razzleberry
Papers:
Choc. Chip, Rich Razzleberry, More Mustard, Dusty Durango, Mellow Moss, Natural Ivory
Accessories:
Dusty Durango 1/2 polka dot ribbon, sponge daubers,vintage Brads, Modern Label Punch,Scallop Oval Punch,Magnetic Movers and Shapers SU Punch Windows, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!Holly

08/02/2009

In Memory

Its been a very long week here but I wanted to take a few minuets and post to my blog. A lot of people have been sending me cards, emails and phone calls and it has moved me greatly that in our time of need people that I don't know well have taken the time to express there sympathies to us. I wanted to share with you all a picture of my husbands Aunt. This death was very hard because she committed suicide. She went on a trip and did this so its been a nightmare trying to get her remains back here. Unfortunately her ashes will not be here in time for the funeral on Monday. She was an amazing person, sweet, kind, caring and loved all her nieces and nephews greatly. It was something completely out of character for her to do. We as a family will struggle to understand why this happened but we will remember her laughter, her smile and her love. We will never forget all the special moments that we got to share with her.

The funeral is Monday Aug. 3rd at the Calvary Lutheran Church. Visitation is 10am and the funereal is 11 am for those of you that have been asking. Thank you again for you thoughts and prayers.On behalf of me and Colleen's family.
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