Safari Make and Takes

Here are 3 of the projects I made at the retreat.

the Top left: this is made from the scallop bag die.

Rolodex was an optional add on- Its full of 11 different techniques. each one on a different card.

then the Twick or tweet Halloween lollipop holder

more to come tomorrow and I finish up some of the details.

Simple for Dad

This last week of school has me RUNNING LIKE A CRAZY WOMAN!

Stamps:Teeny tiny Wishes

Paper:  Chocolate chip, close to cocoa, Manchester 

Ink: Chocolate chip

Accessories:   sizzix alphabet strip simple serif , 5/16 neutral brads in chocolate & new modern label punch.

Hope you enjoyed your weekend!

I sure did!  a FUN Mothers Day too!

These are a few of the cards I made for some friends and Moms that are important in my life.  I hope it made them smile!

Cased from Lisa Johnson, I LOVE her work!!  you can see her card here


Stamps:  All Holidays, Absolutely fabulous

Paper: whisper white, Raspberry tart and Afternoon tea dsp

Ink: various to match

Accessories:  cuttle bug swiss dots, matching ribbon, lots of tags sizzlit, wide oval punch

Thanksgiving Blessings

Pre-cut note cards, felt leaves that were stickers, rhinestone gems = a really cute Thanksgiving card.  I added a little gel pen to the leaves to give them some texture.

I wish all of you a very blessed Thanksgiving holiday!

Sweet Packaging

My daughter went to a birthday party the day after Halloween.  This was how I wrapped the Present.  The orange bag is a popcorn style box that my friend Shauna sent me. (Thanks!)  Not sure I remember where she got it- but its really cute!  I took some ghostly greeting paper and some old olive ribbon- and this is what I created.  the gems are stickers- and that was my daughters addition to the design.  What was inside?  a Pink Pony Webkinz


Stamps:  Eat Drink & Be Happy

Paper:  ghostly greetings, old olive, basic grey

Ink:  Black, only orange

Accessories:  a popcorn style box, ribbon, gems, small star, large oval, & wide oval punches, brads

Answers to some Christmas Tree questions…..

for the Tree, there are no measurements.  take a look at the bottom edge of each layer.  I punched (from scraps) 7 scallops, then six, then 5 and so on.  I then hand cut the triangles so the edges would hide behind the layer above it.  start at the bottom and work your way up.    Its so simple!

Thanks to everyone who left such sweet comments!

Just Jawing pirate

This would make such a CUTE party invite for a little boy!– Change it up to pinks & purples and it would be perfect for a girl!

All Supplies are Stampin’ Up!


Stamps:  Just Jawing, All Holidays

Paper: Pumpkin Pie, kiwi Kiss, Ghostly greetings, black, whisper white

Ink:  Black

Accessories:  1/2 inch circle punch, wide & large oval punches, chunky black glitter, brads, dimensionals

Trick or Treat Paint bucket

I left the can rather simple- the words on the paper say it all.  


Stamps:  Eat, Drink & Be Scary

Paper:  Ghostly Greetings, pumpkin pie, old olive

Accessories:  Various Ribbon, mini paint bucket, brads, scallop, circle and tag punches

BOO for Square Scallop Bats

I cased the bat from HERE.  I used the Stampin’ Up! new square scallop punch to make the bat. All you need to do is fold the punched square in half, snip in with your scissors at an angle to create the head/ ears and fold it back.  Add eyes with the gel pen.

What do you think?????


Stamps: NONE

Paper:  Ghostly Greetings DSP, basic grey, black

Accessories: Square scallop Punch, circle punches for the “o” in boo, chipboard, black ribbon, white gel pen

Father’s Day Makeover

In hindsight,  the white panel would have been better in very vanilla!  Definitely used my Stamp-a-ma-jig for the background.  My tiny little Starstruck stamp set was feeling neglected. Do you sometimes forget that black is so easy to work with?  All supplies are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.


Stamps:  All Holidays, Starstruck

Ink: black

Paper: White, black and Kraft

Accessories:   Stamp-a-ma-jig, black ribbon, small and large star punches, black brads, dimensionals, rectangle nestabilities

Happy Fathers Day- 3 Ways

One Layout, 1 stamp 3 cards….Super simple!!!!!  Just match the stamp to the paper!

These whipped up in just minutes!  I kept the layout simple and no ribbon so it would be masculine.  took some scraps of designer paper and – Viola! 3 Fathers day cards!  I paper pieced the sentiment to get the colors.  you can also use markers.


Stamps:  All Holidays

Paper: More mustard, bravo burgundy and orange plaid designer paper from chatterbox.  Close to cocoa, bashful blue and argyle designer paper from Chatterbox.  Wild wasabi, tempting turquoise and East coast prep designer paper
Ink: More mustard, bravo burgundy, close to cocoa, wild wasabi, real red

Accessories: brads