Saturday, October 31, 2009

And More Photos from Regionals

Here are the last of the ones I am going to share this week. I love being able to work with such talented people and sharing their inspiration with all of us. I love to CASE ideas (copy and stamp everything) from other talented folks. After all, imitation is a great form of flattery!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween!

It is Halloween and to me that is the quenticential start of fall! From now until Thanksgiving is the time of fall that I like. After that I could totally skip winter and move right on into spring.

Here is one more Halloween thing I have not shared with you yet. Hopefully, you have done all your candy shopping and some of it is still around to give out to all the kiddo's. Have a blessed day!

This card is using the Split Image Technique. To accomplish this, you stamp the same image on black cardstock and again on white cardstock using opposite color ink on each. Then you cut your images in half and you have enough to do 2 cards. The main image on this card is from House of Haunts. The background comes from the Night and Day DSP in the mini catalog and the saying is from the Spooky Treats rub ons.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

More Pictures from the Regional

Stampin' Up! always has display boards at their events and cards that other demonstrators have made are used for these boards. I know I saw 3 of mine posted on pictures that others took at the Stampin' Up! convention this year. Here are some of the boards they had for us to look at and take photos of. Click on the photo and they will enlarge. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Chattanooga Regionals

I went to the Chattanooga regionals this Saturday and I had a really good time. I got my ticket at the last minute because they sold out so quickly. Well, it was much smaller than any of the other regionals I have attended. There were probably no more than 150 demonstrators there (and that is preacher counting!) I sat at a table with 5 other demonstrators, none of them I knew before hand. 3 were from right here in Marietta! Small world. Oh yeah, and I won $10 for being able to say the Statement of the Heart. I got some good swaps and will be sharing them with you for the next few days. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Last of the Deals of the Week!

Wow! It is the Princess and Pirate Party kits. I think these are so cute!! I might have to order some just so I can have a cute party!

Ok folks, this is the last deal for a while. So, why not rush on over to my website now and order your deals. Remember there is no limit to these deals. They are fun and useful for all of your crafting needs. They also make nice holiday gifts or stocking stuffers! It is never to early to start shopping or hinting (hint, hint). Hope to see you soon stalking my website and ordering some goodies for your friends or for yourself. Be sure and take note of this, this ends on Halloween night at midnight!

116214 Princess Party Kit $9.99

116213 Pirate Party Kit $9.99

Monday, October 26, 2009

Berry Christmas

This little set is called Berry Christmas and can be found in the holiday mini catalog. This is the stamp set I got from the regional in Chattanooga on Saturday. I love the little bird in this set! I know I am going to have fun playing with this one. The card is Old Olive with an Old Olive DSP at the bottom. The bird and the word(s) is done with Real Red. The limb with leaves is done with the Old Olive. Note the little library clip in the top (a special from last week that is still available until 9 am). Wouldn't this make a great Christmas card?

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Christmas Card stamp-a-stack

As promised, I am advertising my upcoming stamp-a-stack cards here for you to see and decide on a design or 2. The card I am showing today will be the first of the 3 that I am showcasing. This card is simple and I will have all the supplies ready for you once you RSVP. So all you will need to bring will be your own adhesive and you will get to make 10 cards for $20. The dates will be Saturday, November 14th from 3 - finished with a repeat date on Saturday, November 21st from 10-2. I hope you will let me know you are coming and which of the designs you plan to make.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Halloween Treats

Here is a little project that we made at my last $15 Hostess Club meeting. Using the Stampin' Up! die called Scallop Envelope and the Big Shot we cut 2 envelopes our of Old Olive cardstock. We made a couple of simple trims and used the small oval punch to make a handle. The decor was made with the Cast-a-Spell DSP and the Eat, Drink and Be Merry stamp set. It was punched using the great Curly Label punch. I added the Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon and some yummy Peanut m&m's for the treat. Delicious!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Build-a-Bear Project

Build-a-Bear tins are such fun to make and I can hardly wait to give them for Christmas presents this year. To make these cuties, order the tins from my website under Clearance Rack for 99 cents. Then choose cardstock and apply to a magnet sticker. Pull out your trusty Big Shot and cut using the Bear die from the mini catalog. I then used more magnet sticker and applied to DSP to cut clothes for the bear. I know at least one grandchild who will be loving hers! I am also selling these at the craft shows I am doing this fall.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Worth Repeating

Well, as you know I am into recycling whenever possible. So, I guess that goes for blog posts too! I did a challenge last year called Trash to Treasure and I have updated it a little this year. Yes, I still used a piece of trash (shampoo bottle) and turned it into a treasure. This is the Cast-a-Spell designer paper. I thought it did not need any help so I just layered it onto some pumpkin pie card stock and ta da! Fill it with mini candies and Yum! Who wouldn't want this treat for Halloween?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Gifts to Go Class

I have decided on our 5 projects for the Gifts to Go class and you will love them! We will be making a "Thoroughly Modern" Folder with pen, a Joy banner, a nugget tin, a 2 year calendar and a set of magnets! All this for only $20. I am posting a photo of the magnets today. Keep checking back for more posts and photo's. Please RSVP soon for this class that will be on November 14th from 10 - 12:30. Then if you are wanting a full day of stamping, I am having an afternoon to make your Christmas cards...$20 per stack of 10. Clear your calendars for this all day event!

It looks like I will be doing a repeat of this Gifts to Go class on Tuesday, November 16th, 6:30 -9. Why not get a jump start on all those handmade gifts this year? RSVP now to hold your spot. Or, let me know if you just want to purchase the gifts from me directly.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Trendy Trees Card

Here is a very lovely Christmas card using the cute little stamp set called Trendy Trees. It is not a traditional Christmas stamp set yet it makes a great card. I love the die cut for the background of the tree with the ribbon and the rhinestone brad. The colors used are Bashful Blue, Going Gray, and whisper white. Note the dazzling diamonds on the hills and the moon. It is just my style, simple and sweet! Enjoy!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Deals of the Week # 3

Stampin' Up! has done it again! More fantastic deals for this week. Remember, these specials are only good for 1 week. They will disappear to never be available again at these prices on October 26th at 9 a.m. So get over to my website for Week 3 Deals of the Week. They are:

Basic Jumbo grommets

Mini Library clips

Circle Designer brads

1/2" Library clips

Or you can call me this week to place your order. Hope to hear from you soon.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Gift Card Card

It sounds like I was stuttering on the title but I wasn't. What I am featuring today is a cute gift card card. I made it following a pattern I got from Splitcoast. I used some of the recently retired cardstock and paper from a Simply Scrappin' kit. Didn't you just love the softness of the color Pink Pirouette? Anyway, the card was made like a pack of matches. When you open it you have a little pocket for the gift card. Pull the tab and have a gift card. This one is so simple to make. Get out your supplies and make a few for the upcoming holidays and occasions you have!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Embosslit Die Sample

I wanted to share a sample made with the little embosslit die that Stampin' Up! has on special this week. These dies are great because they emboss and cut all in one motion! They are great for adding that little something to a card without all the fuss of dry embossing. Take a look and try one for yourself. Remember that this is on special only until Tuesday a.m. It sells regularly for a bargain price of 11.95 but you can get it this week for only...$5.99. Jump to my website and order one or 2 today. They make a great gift for all your stamping buddies!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Beautiful Wedding Card

While I am stuck on cakes, I thought I would post another really nice looking cake. Just look at this wedding is so beautiful and simple to make. It is Whisper White card, then layered with a whisper white piece that has been embossed using the Big Shot and a Texturz Plate. The next layer is also whisper white, then you have brocade blue, and finally the stamped whisper white layer. The stamp set used was the cakes in the Fast and Fun Notes set seen on page 56 in the catalog. Add a ribbon, some embellishments from the Pretties Kit and you have a wonderfully elegant, yet so simple, wedding card!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wedding Cake Pop-Up Card

I found another beautiful cake sample while surfing the other day. I wanted to post it for you all for more inspiration to use this pop-up cake die. This card was done with Vellum card stock and gold embossing. I don't know about you but I love a good cake! This one certainly looks goo to me. Yum!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Pop-Up Cake Die

Since this on sale this week I thought I would give you a little peak at one or two ways you could use the pop-up cake die. Here is a cute little birthday card made using this die. What are you waiting for? Get online and order that die!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Deals of the Week # 2 for October

This week features some more great deals from Stampin' Up! But, this sale only lasts until next Monday at 9 a.m. so you will want to hurry. This week you can get 3 fantastic deals on items for the Big Shot. If you don't have your Big Shot yet, why not jump over to my website and order one to go with these specials. Get it as a surprise Christmas present for yourself or send this email to that someone special with lots of BIG hints. They will appreciate the sale item and getting all the "nasty" shopping out of the way without having to leave home! Be sure to add enough goodies to get some FREEBIES by getting to the $150 level or higher.




Regular Price

Special Price



Perfect Setting Bigz XL die





Flower Burst Embosslits die





Pop-Up Three Tier Cake Bigz XL die



Monday, October 12, 2009

Bulletin Board

I have made several of these little magnetic bulletin boards using my Big Shot. I used the cork board and cut it using the Top Note die from Stampin' Up! I then layered my cardstock and the Razzleberry Lemonade designer paper as seen. The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set. I made the push pins using my Big Shot and the Daisies #2 die from SU! I am hoping to sell several of these for quick and easy teacher gifts. The little tacks came from Target and just happened to match the DSP.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

File Folder Re-Made

I saw these file folders on page 169 in the current Idea Book and Catalog and thought they were cute, but when I saw them made over into a mini journal holder...well, I was hooked. This is one of the items that I will be offering for sale at my upcoming Craft Show. The date is either 10/7 or 10/15. I hope we have some buyers because we are working hard to make lots of great items. If you are in the Atlanta area, contact me for all the details and directions.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Baby Girl Card

I just love this stamp set. It is called Cute and Cuddly and you can see it on page 77 in the new catalog. It is great for Baby Shower invitations as well as baby cards. This card uses the little bear stamp and is embellished to look like a ballerina bear. The colors used are Rose Red, Regal Rose and Whisper White. Enjoy!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Waxed Paper Embossing

Here is a new twist on an old technique. Remember waxed paper resisting? Instead of crinkling your wax paper, why not run it through the BIG SHOT to give it a design. You can do this easily with one of the embossing folders Stampin' Up! sells. Then use your brayer to add color over the embossed area. Where the wax paper is the ink will be resisted. After you have a cool background, embellish as desired. This one uses 2 stamp sets, the peacock is another one from the Ronald McDonald House Charity stamp set on the inside back cover of the new catalog. The flower is from A Beautiful Thing (pg. 106). The colors used are Certainly Celery, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, and Whisper White. The ribbon featured is the Whisper White Organza ribbon.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Getting Scrappy with Halloween

It is not too early to be thinking about your upcoming photo events like Halloween and all those Fall Parties. Be sure to pull out the camera and make some fun photos. If your kids are anything like mine, they hate to pose. I have to threaten to put in it in their scrapbook to get them to make a good photo. This is a cute and simple Halloween page. I love the wheels for all their simplicity and ease. Why not try one today?


1. Wheel Haunting jumbo Stampin’ Around wheel across bottom of Lovely Lilac page in Lovely Lilac ink.
2. Adhere strip of Old Olive card stock (8-1/2" x 3/4") to page.
3. Stamp tree image in Basic Black ink on More Mustard card stock (8-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Loop twill tape and adhere to back of card stock; staple. Adhere photo to card stock; adhere to page.
4. Journal with Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker on page.
5. Stamp “Happy Halloween” in Basic Black ink on Very Vanilla card stock (2" x 2"). Punch out using 1-3/4" Circle punch. Adhere to page using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Getting Crafty

I made this little magnetic bulletin board using cork and the Big Shot. I wanted to make a quick and easy gift for teachers, friends, co-workers. This one fits the bill. I used the Big Shot for the little flower push pins. The DSP is Razzleberry Lemonade. I think it will be a big hit with everyone. Now, will it sell at my craft show? That's the question!

If you are in the Marietta, Atlanta area and want to drop by the craft show, it will be this weekend, the 10th of October at my friend Beth's backyard. We are calling it a Backyard Gathering. The address is 3120 Rome Court, Marietta, 30064. Time will be 10 -3. Be sure to look for me, Judi.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Scrappin' Forever and Ever

Memories are one of those strange things that seem to wax and wane with time and telling. Why not scrapbook your memories while they are fresh on your mind. It does not have to be fancy or any particular style except your own. This is a classic example of a simple yet lovely scrapbook page of a wedding photo. I love to make these books and have them on-hand for wedding gifts. This is an 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 page but you can choose any size book to make. I am listing the instructions to make this page. Remember, for the best prices, order via my demonstrator website here. I hope you will visit again real soon!


Forever & Ever page (8-1/2" x 8-1/2")
1. Mask 1/2" of top and left side of Rich Razzleberry page and stamp small flower image repeatedly in Rich Razzleberry ink.
2. Round top-right corner of photo using 3/16" Corner Rounder punch and adhere to page.
3. Stamp vine image repeatedly in VersaMark ink on Pretty in Pink card stock. Round bottom corners using 3/16" Corner Rounder punch and adhere to page.
4. Stamp flower image in VersaMark ink in top-left and bottom-right corners of Bashful Blue card stock (3-3/8" x 2"). Punch circles from scrap of Pretty in Pink card stock using 1/16" Circle punch, and adhere to flowers using 2-Way Glue Pen.
5. Journal on Bashful Blue card stock with Basic Black Stampin’ Write journaler. Punch top edge of Rich Razzleberry card stock (3-3/8" x 1-1/4") using Eyelet Border punch, adhere behind Bashful Blue card stock, and adhere to page using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
6. Cut title from Whisper White card stock using Sizzix Big Shot and Go Go Boots Alphabet Set Sizzlits die. Adhere letters to page using 2-Way Glue Pen, and adhere ampersand using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
7. Stamp small flower image in VersaMark ink on Bashful Blue card stock, and punch out using 3/4" Circle punch. Punch hole in center of flower using 1/16" Circle punch and attach Silver brad. Adhere to page using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Deals of the Week are Back!

Don't miss this opportunity to get some great savings from Stampin' Up! They have brought back the Deal of the Week...but now it is DEALS of the week. Check them out and order via my website here. These prices are only good until October 11th. Great time to pick up those little stocking stuffer ideas for your friends or for yourself! There is no limit, so feel free to order as many as you like.

Deals of the Week

Week 1 Deals of the Week



Special Price


Trio Flower punch



5-Petal Flower punch



My Way punch


Sunday, October 4, 2009

Bag with Scallops

I have been really busy working on an upcoming Craft Show in October but I pulled out the Big Shot to make a Bag with Scallops for a quick challenge last night. I got the die when it first came out because I am a sucker for bags/boxes. Any way, I have not played with it as much as I should so I used the new color Dusty Durango and the Autumn Splendor stamp set and made this. It took me about 5 minutes to make it. What a fun little bag to give little treats to your friends, neighbors or co-workers.