Saturday, December 6, 2014

Year-End Closeouts SALE

 click here to shop now - it's all "while supplies last"

Details:
  • Promotion Dates: 5 December 2014 - 5 January 2014.
  • Year-End Closeouts are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • No refunds or exchanges on Year-End Closeout items.
  • Year-End Closeouts orders are eligible for hostess benefits/Stampin' Rewards with qualifying orders over $150.
  • Following the Year-End Closeouts sale, some remaining items may stay in the Clearance Rack. Other items may be removed from the Clearance Rack to be added at another undetermined time.
Happy Stamping!

Toni

Watercolor Winter Simply Created Kit


These are all of the cards that I made last weekend, from the Watercolor Winter Simply Created Kit.  I love them!  They really did involve watercoloring, and there was a paintbrush included in the kit.  All you need to have is Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, and Coastal Cabana reinkers.  You could always watercolor with your ink pads - smash the ink pad together, while it's closed, then open it up and there should be ink in the top of the lid.  I have to tell you though, it was a lot easier to use the reinkers.

Here's the kit - which is ON SALE now!  Not that great of a picture.  I grabbed it from the on-line store.  You get the idea though.  It makes 20 cards that are all gorgeous.

Order your kit on-line here.  Year-end close out sale is good now through Jan 5th, while supplies last.

Happy Stamping,

Toni

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Journal from MDS, Lovely as a Tree

I designed these journals in My Digital Studio, and then ordered them through the Stampin' Up print service for my homies.  I had fun designing it.  The back cover has the same woodgrain.

I still haven't made any scrapbook pages in My Digital Studio, but I'm learning a little bit more about how to use it.  It's been a slow process for me, but I think that's just because I don't have enough time to devote to it.  I'll get there!

Order your My Digital Studio software and downloads on-line here. They also have a free 30-day trial version, if you have time and want to check it out.

Happy Stamping,

Toni

Holiday Home 3-D shadow Star box

This is one of the projects we worked on while I was in Minnesota a few weeks ago.  Original idea was posted to Pinterest by Heather Klump.  Thanks for a great idea Heather!  It actually took 3 demonstrators about 16 hours to make 4 of these boxes...it was a lot of work, and I'm glad I have this one, because I won't be making another one.  :)

We hand cut the stars and made the box from scratch.  Stamped all the houses and trees, cut them each out, glittered/snowed them.  Cut more stars so that the houses and trees could be mounted on them and layered inside the box.  Embossed Santa and his reindeer on that designer paper layer in the very bottom of the box.  LOT of work.  I finished mine with Cherry Cobbler glitter Details on the very edge, but it's hardly showing up. Very cute, but never again. 

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Holiday Home, Ornamental Pines
Ink:  Versamark, Tuxedo Black Memento, Real Red
Paper:  All is Calm designer paper, Basic Black, Whisper White
Other:  Markers and Blendabilities, Hexagon punch, Black detail embossing powder, Heat tool, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, and a LOT of patience.

Order your supplies on-line here.

Happy Stamping,

Toni

Christmas and Winter framed art

These were from last month's Inchy Framed Art classes.  This time, we made Christmas and Winter inserts for our 8 1/2" square frames. 

Again, too many supplies to list everything.  We used a LOT of punches, and quite a bit of retired things too.  We did use the current designer papers from the Holiday mini catalog.  I think they turned out great!

Give it a try and see what you can come up with!

Order your supplies on-line here.

Happy Stamping,

Toni

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Paper Pumpkin Kit Creations - November 2014 kit

Unbelievable!  This is the Paper Pumpkin kit that I received this month, and it's GORGEOUS.  It contains everything to make 8 fancy-cut snowflake cards WITH envelopes, and 12 double tags.  Great holiday stamps, Lost Lagoon ink spot, silver and Lost Lagoon die cut snowflakes, White/silver twine, silver washi tape, even glue dots.  Amazing value!

These are the snowflake cards!  I really hope they make this available as a refill kit, so that I can get some more. 

The card ties together with the white/silver twine, and opens up to reveal your message -

Then if that wasn't enough, there were 12 double tags in the kit!



I can't wait to put these tags on some holiday packages this year!

Order your supplies on-line here.

Happy Stamping,

Toni

Paper Pumpkin Kit Creations - October 2014 kit

Look at this kit!!!  Chock full of stuff to make 8 pie-shaped treat boxes.  They are a decent size too.  I love the Thankful/Thanksgiving themed stamps that came with it.  It also had an Old Olive ink spot, but I didn't picture that.

The instructions suggested making pom-poms out of the yarn.  I was not into that idea, so I went with my own plan.  I also added some punched out circles and googly eyes to make THESE -

I used the feathers to make turkeys!  Then I just tied the yarn around the boxes, which helps keep them closed, and looks cool.  :)

Here's a close-up of these gems -

 
They're going to go over nicely at Thanksgiving dinner this year, along with the Blackberry Bliss boxes.

This particular Paper Pumpkin kit refill is available in my on-line store.  Item 136922, for 7.95.  You could use any stamp that you have on hand.  They really are cute!

Order your supplies on-line here.

Happy Stamping,

Toni

Paper Pumpkin Kit creations - July 2014 kit

I finally got out my Paper Pumpkin Kit from July and love it!  6 Blackberry Bliss boxes, 6 cards and envelopes, a Blackberry Bliss ink spot, and lots of doo-dads - even a roll of Whisper White satin ribbon and a thing of silver threaded cord to match!  Awesome stuff.  I had a bunch of leftovers.

I love the stamps in this kit - great for simple birthday greetings, thanks, and wish you were here cards.  

This is what I created - I made the boxes for Thanksgiving treats, using the stamps from my October kit, since those are Thanksgiving related stamps.  Another post is coming with those!  Anyway, I love how easy these were.  The boxes took about 10 seconds to assemble.  Stamped the tags (included!), tied with ribbon, and added the die cut silver stars.  And put candy inside before you shut them up.


I love them!  Then I made these 6 cards using the kit contents and ink.

 
There are still more hearts and stars in blue to use, and a bunch more of the silver stars.  I'm very pleased with this kit!

You can find some previous Paper Pumpkin refill kits in my on-line store.  The refill kits just contain the guts of the kit - all the paper/box/ribbon/doo-dad pieces.  No stamps or ink spots.  Still a great value, and the refill kits are at a reduced price.

Order your supplies on-line here.

Happy Stamping,

Toni

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Santa Stache with a curved greeting

One of the beauties of the Photopolymer stamps is that you can BEND them...curve them to fit this circle, and it looks great.  I also stamped, colored in, and then cut out the Santa head so that I could pop him up with dimensionals.  Glitter all over  makes him really sparkle!

The picture doesn't really show that well, but I did emboss the Real Red panel with the Lucky Stars embossing folder

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Santa Stach, Project Life Holiday Invitation
Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento, Real Red
Paper:  Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black
Other:  Big Shot, Lucky Stars embossing folder, Circle Framelits, Real Red marker, 2-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue dots


Order your supplies on-line here.

Happy Stamping,

Toni

Lovely as a Tree - fall-ish colors

Lovely as a Tree is still my all time favorite stamp set, and I continue to love coming up with different ideas to use it.  I was going for a fall-ish feeling card with this one, so I chose Garden Green and Early Espresso.

Emboss the half panel of Espresso with the Woodgrain embossing folder.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Lovely as a Tree, Four You
Ink:  Garden Green, Early Espresso
Paper:  Garden Green (and pre-cut card base), Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Other:  Big Shot, Woodgrain embossing folder, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals


Order your supplies on-line here.

Happy Stamping,

Toni

Bright & Beautiful stars

This is a very simple, no layer card that we made at Stamp Club yesterday.  Added some sequins for a little sparkle, and tied it in with Silver Encore ink.  The Encore inks are fast-drying metallics. 

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Bright & Beautiful
Ink:  Lost Lagoon, Silver Encore
Paper:  Lost Lagoon
Other:  Frosted Embellishments (sequins), multi-purpose glue


Order your supplies on-line here.

Happy Stamping,

Toni

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Keep Calm and Scary On framed art

I've been playing with My Digital Studio software a bit lately, and came up with this simple Halloween decoration.  I created the image as 5x7, so I could cut it out whole and put it in a frame.  I still haven't actually made any scrapbooks or scrapbook pages with MDS, but I'm getting there.  :)

I downloaded the "Keep Calm" font for free.  MDS is pretty cool in that it uses any font that you have loaded on your computer.  SWEET!  I got a Harry Potter font while I was there too...can't wait to use that one for something cute. 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Toni



Monday, October 13, 2014

Framed "Inchy" Art - Halloween and Fall


This is my 3rd attempt at getting a good picture of this IN the frame, and it's not working.  Flash, no flash...this is as good as it's going to get.  I apologize for my lack of photography skills.  :)

Here they are, NOT in the frame - Halloween...

and Fall...

Connie Tumm originally started making these framed art pieces a few years ago.  I've been hunting for the square frames for 3 years, and finally found some this spring!  These are 8 1/2" square, and I found them at Walmart.

I'm not going to list every color, paper, stamp, punch, and doo-dad that we used for these, because there is a lot.  Some is retired, and some is not.

The point is that you can make one of these yourself, probably out of scraps and bits and pieces that you have laying around.  You want to create a little scene or little something for each square.

The squares are 2" x 2".  Then we mounted on White or Vanilla, then onto another layer, before putting it on the base piece.

Find a frame, and give it a try!  I love how they turned out!

Happy Stamping!

Toni


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Halloween Wondrous Wreath

Who doesn't like a nice Halloween wreath?  I couldn't get this idea out of my head when I got the Wondrous Wreath set.  It's going to be useful for so much more than just Christmas wreaths!

Stamp your wreath with Halloween or Fall colors, and add some bats!

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Wondrous Wreath bundle (stamps and matching framelits), Project Life Holiday Cheer, Good Greetings (hostess special through 10/31/14)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Smoky Slate
Paper:  Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Other:  Big Shot, Woodgrain embossing folder, Hexagon punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue dots

Order your supplies on-line here.

Happy Stamping,

Toni

Ornamental Pines with Woodgrain

Made some of these for a recent swap, and I love the Party Pennants die for the focal image piece.  Some of my favorite colors together - Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, and Garden Green.

I like tone-on-tone layers for the base card and the embossed layer.  I think it keeps the focus on the cool-ness of the Woodgrain embossed layer.

Again, I used the Hexagon punch to nip those ends into the perfect v's.

Stampin' Up! supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamp:  Ornamental Pines
Ink:  Early Espresso, Garden Green
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Other:  Big Shot, Woodgrain embossing folder, Party Pennants die, Hexagon punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Order your supplies on-line here.

Happy Stamping,

Toni