Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Bloom With Hope & Stamping and Blogging

Hi Everyone,

Back again for another fabulous sketch challenge from Stamping and Blogging. I found this sketch to be very difficult this week and saw a lot of paper hit the trash before I came up with this. I hope you like it! Sandi likes to challenge me and I love it! heheIMG_2853

Here is the sketch we had to work from. I think I stayed pretty true to the sketch this time! lol


Card Dimensions are:

  • Basic Black Card 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
  • Whisper White for the inside 4 x 5 1/2 and outside mat is 3 3/4 x 5
  • Crushed Curry Mat 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 and greeting strip 1/2 x 3
  • Extra Black for the Circle and white for the Flowers.


  • Stamp and color your flowers and leaves using the stamp from Bloom with Hope Stamp Set using Memento Black Ink
  • Color in with your Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral and Old Olive Bendabilites (use the together to achieve really fun color combos)
  • Cut flowers out and a few leaves
  • Punch your Black Circles…using the 1” , 1 3/8 “ and 1 3/4  Circle Punches. Before punching the largest circle punch the 1 3/8 out of a scrap of Black….then punch out the 1/3/4 right of the hole you just punched to make a ring. That is my largest Circle.
  • Punch a 1 3/8 out of the white mat in the lower left corner. Stamp with the Gorgeous Grunge Set.
  • Add the Circle Ring with  Tombo Multi over the open Circle and attach the white mat over the Crushed Curry mat. You now have a window of sorts.
  • Add the other circles and embellish with cut flowers and leaves.
  • Stamp the Greeting onto the Crushed Curry Strip and add to the front of the card with adhesive.
  • Finish with a bow. I used the 3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon in Hello Honey and colored it black with a Black Sharpie. Love how the edges have just a hint of yellow in them. I used my Magic Bow Maker of course! (Available at the top of my blog)

That’s it… huh?

Supplies needed:

Now on for some more fun from the Stamping and Blogging Design Team. I can’t wait to see what they’ve all created!

Sandi MacIver – USA –

Amy Koenders - USA

Michelle Last - UK

Lee Conrey – USA (that’s me)

Claire Daly - Australia

Caroline van der Straatan - Netherlands

Marine Wiplier - France

Kerstin Kreis - Germany

Patrice Halliday – Larsen – New Zealand

Happy Stamping!

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Ornamental Pine With Just a Touch of RED!

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick post today to share a card I did for my clubs last month using Ornamental Pine and Gorgeous Grunge. I hope you like it. I got my inspiration from Dawn Olechefske’s Founders Circle Card. Thanks for the inspiration Dawn!


Pretty straight forward on this one but I think a lovely effect and takes little to no time to create it. Looking for an easy but beautiful Christmas Card? This may be it!

…and check out the cute as the dickens RED Bow on it!

                           IMG_2851perfect every time!

with my Magic Bow Maker sold above on my blog!


Card Dimensions:

Very Vanilla 4 1/4 x 11, 2 3/4 x 4 and 2 1/2 x 3 3/4 and a scrap piece to stamp some Pinecones on and cut out.

Inks: Old Olive, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake

Stamp Sets: Ornamental Pine and Gorgeous Grunge.

Incidentals: Dimensionals and Red Satin Ribbon out of the Holiday Book

Thanks for stopping in today. I’m so glad to see you visit again.

I’ll be back soon! In the meantime…..Happy Stamping!

Of course you know if you need anything you can contact me or place your orders at my online store. Smile

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Trick or Treat! I say Treat!

Hi Everyone,
Check out these darling little jars I put together for a Craft Show I did a few weeks ago. I just love how simple and fun they were to make.
Want to know how to make the cute Candy Corn Pieces on the front of the jar? It’s so easy!!! Scroll down to see how……………………
First take your Circle Framelits and pick out three framelits of the sizes you want your candy corn to be. Select your papers…I used Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White. Tape or glue the three circles together.
Cut the glued circles in half
Then cut the half’s into 3 wedges
I did corner round the corners and sponge the edges with Tangerine Tango to shade it a bit.
Try some!!!
Would you like to make these for you Trick or Treaters? 
Here are the Supplies I used:

Thanks for stopping in! See you next time!

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Cake in a Cup Goodies with Stampin’ Up!

Hi Everyone,
Just thought I’d share a cute project I’ve been working on for some Craft Fairs I’m doing. I think these would make great little Office Gifts, Neighbor Gifts and Just a little something ‘cuz I care Gift!
The first is an Autumn Cup I made using the Autumn Accents Bigz Die…I love how these leaves turned out. Don’t you?
and the Christmas one using the Stars Framelit and our fabulous DSP!
Want the Recipe for the Cake in a Cup?
  • 1 Cake Mix (any flavor)
  • 1 Angel Food Cake Mix
  • Mix Dry Ingredients together in a zip lock bag.
  • Scoop 1/3 cup into a small cello bag and tie closed
  • Add the little bag of mix to the cup with that you have added some shred to.The shred is just to fill the cup and make it look pretty.
  • Directions are: Add 3 Tablespoons of water and stir.
  • Microwave for 30-45 seconds.
Note: add a special treat to the package like a Caramel of piece of chocolate to add to the mix! Yummy!!!!
I cannot believe how good these are. Perfect for that late night treat of Office treat in the middle of the day!
Supplies to make these projects

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Simply Serene Silhouettes

Hi Everyone,
I’m back with another cool sketch from Stamping and Blogging. Who says things have to be difficult to be pretty? Not me! I’m the Queen of Simple and Easy!! lol
Today sketch is a simple one and I kept it that way….I tried my best to over complicate it and make it wonderful but you know what? That’s not me! So here is my simple and I think pretty card for todays sketch challenge.
serene silhouettes s&b card
I have just a few elements in there but I think it works and makes a statement. I hope you do too. I simply used Whisper White Card Stock, Memento Black Ink, a Blender Pen and a Red Marker. I did use a Red Ink Pad for the Greeting. That’s it. I also used my Magic Bow Maker to make my perfect little bow. (It’s available at the top of my blog).

Here is the sketch if you’d like to play along.
….and a list of supplies that I used to make this card.





…..and now for the fabulous team of Designers for Stamping and Blogging. Make sure to visit their blogs and see what they have been up to.

Sandi MacIver – USA
Amy Koenders – USA
Michelle Last – UK
Claire Daly - Australia–

Shelagh Freemantle – Canada –
Patrice Halliday-Larsen - New Zealand– Create with –

Caroline van der Straaten – Netherlands –

Thanks so much for stopping in and commenting on my blog. It means the world to me!!

Happy Stamping and see you back soon.

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