Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Weekly Deals

Here are the Weekly Deals till Monday November 30th.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Online Extravaganza


  • Dates: November 23-30, 2015
  • Two 24-hour flash sales for specific products will happen during this promotion: one on November 23 and one on November 30.
  • Past Paper Pumpkin kits and kit refills in Online Extravaganza are available for purchase by subscribers and non-subscribers.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Craft Fair Saturday November 21

Hello to my local customers and blog readers.   I have been busy getting items ready for a Craft Fair that I will be attending, this Saturday, November 21st at the South River High School located in Edgewater, MD.  If you are near by or want to stop by, I would love to see you.  

What items will I have?  Hand Stamped Wooden Gift Tags/Ornaments, Wooden Magnets, Altered Notebooks (difference sizes), and of course Cards! (and a few other items) 

I will be doing another craft fair on December 12th at Jesus the Divine Word, 855 Cox Road, Huntington, Md 20639 (9:00am - 2:00pm).  

If you have any questions, please let me know.  If I remember to take some good pictures, I will post them to my blog next week.  

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Square Easel Shaker Card

After I made the Shaker Card yesterday, I really wanted one with the snowman from the White Christmas Stamp Set.  I love that stamp set and have not played with it yet this year.  I was torn between the Real Red and Crumb Cake or the Lost Lagoon and Soft Sky, so I decided to do both.  I love the Real Red with the Crumb Cake, I just like the look of the trees and snow against the Crumb Cake but I love a blue snow card.  I made the frames first with the picture and built the easel card to go with the frame (It is a big frame).  I really did not want to make a big square card because I did not want to mess with making envelopes as well.  When making this card, you have to be careful with lining everything up so the card will fit inside a regular envelope.  
This is a little different take on an easel card, because the card front is not the full size, so when the Card is closed you see the "Merry Christmas ..." saying.   I used 1/4" strips of Fun Foam to make the shaker instead of using the framelit to cutout the foam.  For me it was easier to line the strips of foam instead of lining up the square cutout.  

After I stamped my inside piece with the trees and the snowman.  I stamped the snow from the White Christmas Stamp Set with Craft Whisper White Ink.  Used my 2-way glue pen to parts of the trees and the snowy bottom and applied the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.  The Dazzling Diamonds did stick to some of the snow, which made me happy.     

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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Let it Snow Shaker Card

Here's a card I made using the Happy Scenes Stamp Set and instead of using the Window Framelits I layer one of SU circle framelit and scallop circle framelit to create the frame.  I also used the framelits to cut out my fun foam to build the shaker part.  I used a bottle of glitter I had for the snow.  

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Snow Place Side Step Card

When I was playing with the Brother Scan N Cut 2, I decided to try and cut out the images from the Snow Place stamp set.  I know this stamp set has matching framelits and I have them but I really did not want the border around every image.  I scan and cut a bunch of images from the set and sat down to play.  I kept thinking I wanted to try a Side Step Card, so this is what I created.  I did add 3 trees from the Peaceful Pines set.  This is my first side set card and I really liked the way it turned out.  

Now my question to you all.  Where do you add the greeting and signature to these types of cards?  Do you add it to the inside or the back?  I have never received one of these cards and I was able to get the measurements doing a google search, so I really have no idea.  If you know, could you please leave me a comment and let me know.  Thanks so much.  

I do not know why I did not make one of these cards before, they are really pretty easy and fun to make.  I have a couple other ideas so you may see a few more of these types.

Note: I did trim the Santa's Hat and scarf down with my paper snips.  I did not like the way they were fitting on the body.

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Monday, November 9, 2015

Peaceful Wreath and Deco Labels

Here's a couple cards I made using the Peaceful Wreath and Wonderful Wreath Framelits.  I added a folded Deco Label at the top of the card and wrapped some wide ribbon around the top flap.  I first card I made using the Pear Pizzazz, Real Red, Sahara Sand and Whisper White and I used the cotton ribbon (see picture to the right).  I liked it but was not thrilled with it.  I wanted wide ribbon so I made another card using my fave Christmas color combo of Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.  I added the Retired Linen Cherry Cobbler Ribbon.  I really liked it with the Wider Ribbon, so I looked through my ribbon sash and added some retired Pear Pizzazz Chevron Ribbon to the first card and I love it!   I still don't have a favorite, I really like them both.  

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Video on the Brother Scan n Cut 2

I have new Craft-room helper the Brother Scan n Cut 2.   This was a big investment but I have been looking at this since the first Brother Scan n Cut came out.  Well I finally decided to make the purchase and here is a quick video on using the Scan and Direct Cut feature.  This feature is what sold me on this cutting machine.  This video is a unedited video.  
Let me know what you think and if you have any questions, let me know.


Monday, October 19, 2015

15% off Stamps!

Starting today, October 19th - October 23rd.  Don't miss this savings to pick up some of those stamps off your wish list!

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Friday, October 16, 2015

Serene Silhouette Window Christmas

After playing with the lighthouse card, I had another piece of Sahara Sand stamped with the white ink.  I decided to make another card using the Window Framelit and the birds from the Serene Silhouette Stamp Set.  I added some of the Linen 1" Cherry Cobbler Ribbon (Clearance Rack) to the card to make it a little festive and dress it up a little bit.  I also wanted to make a card that could easily be used for any occasion with changing the greeting on the front and the inside.  There is room to use any stamp set for your greeting.  I really love the look of this Linen Ribbon against the whitewash hardwood.  

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