Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Thankful Birch Log

I am so excited to have this project completed and ready to give to my Mom. She loves autumn and I think she is going to love this centerpiece.

I have to say a big thank you to Kim Bolzenthal for helping with this project and for helping
me launch my blog. I wouldn't even have a blog if it wasn't for Kim. Click on this link to
see Kim's Birch Log.

The Birch paper is from the Thankful Tablescape Kit in the Holiday catalog. The leaves and acorns are from Autumn Accents Bigz die.

Thankful for the beauty of Fall.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Autumn Banner

I haven't posted on my blog in the last few weeks because I have been working on Autumn banners for friends and family.

Each one becomes a little work of art and unique in its own way.

The banners are a fun mix of new and old. They are a great way to use up odds and ends.

My stamp room looks like a wreck when I create these, but it is worth it when I see
the finished project.

Christmas Star

One of the new single stamps from Stampin! Up is the Christmas Star.  The star isn't just for Christmas. I stamped it in More Mustard and realized it was a perfect tag for a Chevron bag.

The stamped image is cut out and scored on white lines. Punch a tiny hole in the center of the star. Fold on the scored lines and fold into a 3-D star. Add a pearl to cover the tiny hole in the middle. I added an eyelet to make sure the paper didn't rip on the tip of the star.

A perfect way to package the Autumn banners I made for friends and family.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Stampin' Addicts Winter Holiday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Winter Holiday Blog Hop. This blog hop features the winter items from the Stampin' Up! 2013 Holiday Catalog.

If you are following the Blog Hop in order, you arrived from Heidi's Blog where she features
Tags for You.

My Blog features the stamp set Warmth & Wonder. This Hostess set features 7 stamps and is on
page 39 of the Holiday Catalog. (Note:  Images are larger than they appear in the catalog.)

The Warmth & Wonder stamp set is perfect for cards, tags and many other projects.

The Cardinal stamp fits perfectly in the Oval Designer Frame. The oval is surrounded with the
Baked Brown Sugar Ruffled Stretch Trim. The ribbon is easy to use and very pretty.

The Tree stamp is really fun to use. Stamp the tree and then stamp the little circles in any color
you choose.  The Season of Style Designer Series Paper is sponged with Crumb Cake to give it a rustic look.

The Reindeer card uses the Winter Frost Designer Series Paper and the Silver Glimmer Paper. Smoky Slate and Pool Party create a quick card with a little bit of sparkle.

Stampin' Up! has boxes and bags to make your gifts look beautiful. These three packages are coordinated with Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake.

The 7/8" Cotton Ribbon is stamped with the Snowflake stamp and Cherry Cobbler ink.

Tag a Bag Chevron Bag (131370), Tag a Bag Gift Box (130927), Kraft Gift Box (124106)

The next stop on the Blog Hop is Mary's blog where she is featuring Perfectly You.

If you get lost along the way, there is a list of all the participants at the bottom of this post.


Blog Hop Order: 1) Tanya -- Season of Style DSP & Washi Tape -- Tinkerin In Ink with Tanya
2) Twila (tjdstampsalot) -- A Banner Christmas -- Stamp A Little Longer
3) Holly (catrules) -- Wishing You -- Rubber Redneck
4) Rhonda (rhondaG) -- Calm Christmas -- The Stampin' Bunny
5) Betty (Kittystamp) -- Holly Jolly Simply Sent kit -- Kitty Stamp
6) Kim (s1itcher46) -- Joyful Christmas -- Stitchin n Stampin' on Paper
7) Carmen -- Remembering Christmas -- Stamping Addiction
8) Yapha -- Winter Frost Specialty DSP -- Rubber Stamping & Card Making with Yapha
9) Sara (lilyinkpad) -- Festive Flurry Bundle -- Lily's Ink Pad
10) Mary (nuhddad) -- Christmas Banner -- Mary's Stamping Happenings
11) Debra (WebDeb) -- Wonderful Wreath -- Heartfelt Inkspiration
12) Adriana (escape2stamp) -- Stamp a Tag Kit -- escape2stamp
13) Jennifer (JenTimko) -- Expressions Thinlets -- Stampin' on the Fly | My adventures in stamping
14) Paula (scrapshappen) -- Gift Bow Bigz Die -- Stampin' with Paula
15) Heidi (hlw966) -- Tags for You Bundle -- RunningwScissorsStamper
16)Tina (tina123) -- Warmth & Wonder -- Paper Art Garden
17) Mary (MaryR) -- Perfectly You -- {scrap and stamp with mary}