Friday, September 30, 2011

Taggie Blanket using SU! fabric

While I'm on my fabric kick, I made this taggie blanket for my daughter when she was born.

Sweet Stitches Designer Fabric

Chocolate Chip 5/8" satin ribbon (retired), 5/8" Daffodil Delight grosgrain (retired) and 5/8" white satin ribbon

PS....If you couldn't get the video tutorial for stamping on candles to work the other day, I've fixed it so you can watch it now :)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Wicked Cool Halloween Card

I cased this adorable Halloween card from Renee Pudlas.  I demo'd this card at my last workshop.  I think they liked it :)

Stamp Set: Wicked Cool  (that is why SU! is so great.  I was able to do this whole card with 1 set....coordination is the name of the game!!)
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Whisper White, Frightful Sight DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry markers
Tools: dotted scallop ribbon border, medium oval punch, scallop oval punch
Accessories: crochet ribbon, dimensionals, sponge daubers

I distressed all the way around the white piece and the olive piece with my paper snips.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Gently Falling Candle

I am really excited about this candle!  I found it at Old Time Pottery and noticed the colors at the top were perfect for a fall themed candle.  Here is another example of how you can stamp on candles.  You can see a short video tutorial at the bottom of this post.

Stamp Set: Gently Falling (new FAVORITE set, Grateful Greetings
Ink: Pool Party, More Mustard, Soft Suede
Tools: scissors, 1/16" hole punch
Accessories: tissue paper, wax paper, natural hemp twine, our new spice cake designer buttons  (And yes, they are that BIG!)

Here are some pictures going around the candle.

I put the Thanksgiving thought on the back so if people just wanted a fall theme, no one would see this.  But, it adds something fun to the back :)

Here is my tutorial.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Christmas Bow

Here is one take at the Christmas Bow.  I have a few ideas to tweak this for my class on the 26th, but this will give you an idea of what we are doing.  Remember, bow tutorial Tuesday the 27th!!
Wild Wasabi 1-1/4" striped ribbon, 1/4" real red grosgrain
Holly Berry Bouquet Buttons, new jingle bells

See ya tonight at class and the tutorial to make boutique bows is on Southern Inkerbelles tomorrow!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

melon mambo clippy

It doesn't get any easier than this.  At my class on the 26th, we will be doing a black clippy with any combination of button colors since only 4 flower buttons come in each color pack.
hair clip, glue gun
Melon Mambo scallop dots ribbon
Button pack subtles
basic rhinestones

Saturday, September 24, 2011

denim clippy

This is just a fun new baby clip.  Look for my video tutorial on how to line a clippy on the 27th.
hot glue gun, hair clip
3/8" Blue Denim Jean ribbon
Button pack Brights
Hemp Twine
glue dots

Friday, September 23, 2011

Birthday Bow

This is a fun birthday bow for a new Kindergartener to wear on her big day!
Be looking for a bow tutorial Tuesday the 27th.

hot glue gun, dental floss, hair clip, lighter
Wild Wasabi and Melon Mambo 1-1/4" striped ribbon
piece of chipboard or even packaging cardboard
Big Shot with number die
versamark,  wild wasabi embossing power and a heat tool
Daffodil Delight and Pretty in Pink 1/8" ribbon

Thursday, September 22, 2011

spice cake broach

I'm a big fan of this broach.  This broach is a little different than the ones everyone is making with the flower folds die.  This is using the fun flowers die.  It has 3 different flower sizes on it.  I cut out 2-3 flowers of each size in different fabrics.  I actually sprayed them with fabric starch, balled it up as tightly as I could and let them dry.  It took a long time to dry.  I actually got my heat tool out to help it along.  That worked well.  Once they were dry, I just opened them up, but didn't flatten them out.  I layered them on top of each other, pierced it with the paper piercer and put an antique brad in the middle.  I would recommend even putting a piece of cardstock or cardboard on the back.  Then glue a pin to the back...or put it on a covered headband. This looks great on my jean jacket :)  Happy Crafting!

fabric starch (I used Niagra)
Spice Cake Designer Fabric
Fun Flowers Die and the big shot
paper piercer and heat tool (to help drying process)
antique brad

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Another Timeless Portrait Headband

One More Timeless Portrait Headband.  Again, just used an already covered black headband and used the 2 black fabrics from the Timeless Portrait Designer fabric.  Check my post from 2 days ago to see how to make this fabric flower :)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Timeless Portrait Headband

Here is another headband I made.  I didn't cover the black headband.  Why reinvent the wheel?  You can do a search on youtube to see how to make this fabric flower.  Do a search for Stampin' Up! Fabric broach.

hot glue gun
Timeless Portrait Designer Fabric
Flower Folds Die
paper piercer
antique brad

Monday, September 19, 2011

Flirtatious Headband

I am so excited to share my latest obsession with you.  I know many of you don't give a flip about hairbow and headbands, but for some reason, I am LOVING them right now and loving it even more that I can make it with Stampin' Up! Fabric!  It's a great way to share our company with people who aren't interested in our paper/ink/stamp product lines.

headband to cover, hot glue gun, lighter to heat seal ribbon
Flirtatious designer fabric
melon mambo scalloped ribbon
To Make Fabric Flower: 
Cut 1 circle from Circles#2 die (larger one)
Cut 7 circles from the clear circle die
On each larger circle put a dot of hot glue in the middle and fold circle in half.  Put another dot of hot glue in the middle of the fold and fold it again.  So, basically you have a circle folded in quarters.
Take your smaller circle and put a big dot of hot glue in the center and put 4 folded quarter circles on top, meeting in the middle.  Then, put another dot of glue in the middle of that and layer the last 3 circles on top.  Fluff it up and hot glue it onto the covered headband.  I suggest looking in a mirror to place the flower so you don't look like a goof :)  I have worn this headband out in public and don't feel like a total goob.  I'm bringing the headband back for women!

Have you seen all our fabrics?  Here they are.

Candy Cane Christmas

Deck the Halls

Holly Berry Bouquet


Springtime Vinatage

Spice Cake

Sweet Stitches

Timeless Portrait
Beau Chateau

Sunday, September 18, 2011

RSVPs due for the Oct 3rd bow class this Monday the 19th!

Hey, this is a reminder that your rsvp for thie October 3rd bow class is due this Monday the 19th.
Click here to see class details.

For the next several days I will be sharing each of these items with you separately with the anticipation of the Sept 26th bow class next week!

Here are the next couple of classes you can still sign up for!

This is my mini milk carton class on Monday Oct 10th.  Here is the link to the class. I need rsvps by 9-26

This is my Halloween or Christmas Jar class on Oct 13th.   Here is the link to that class.  Rsvps due 9-29

I'd love for you to make it to one of these!  Beautiful Christmas card classes are coming after these so get excited!!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Mini Halloween Cello Bags

Here is the make n take I did at our home based business expo last week.

I love these new little mini cello bags we are offering in our holiday mini.  You might have missed them so go back and look again :)  I filled mine with Halloween M&Ms, but you can fill them with any kind of small candy or even PENCILS!!!

Stamp Set: Wicked Cool (favorite Halloween set)
Paper: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Ink: Black, razzleberry adn Olive stampin write markers
Tools: wide oval punch, decorative label punch, 2-3/8" scallop circle punch
Accessories: dimensionals, mini cello bags

Here is the close-up of the topper.

Friday, September 16, 2011

In Color Pennant Parade

I just LOVE our new In Colors.  It usually takes a little while to get a feel for the new colors we bring in each year, but luckily they will be sticking around for 2 years at a time now!   I think these little pennants are just so adorable.

Stamp Set: Pennant parade
Paper: Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party
Ink: Island Indigo (wish big), lucky limeade, calypso coral, pool party, wisteria wonder
Tools: Big Shot, square lattice embossing folder, petite pennants builder punch, boho blossoms punch, itty bitty punch pack, small heart punch
Accessories: basic rhinstones, lucky limeade ruffled ribbon, white baker's twine, dimensionals

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Mosaic Pennant Punch

I am sorry to say I can't remember where I saw this picture.  It wasn't on Stampin' Connection.  I'm not sure I really like the color combo I chose so the next time I make it, I'll probably do a black/white theme.  When I saw this, the creator had framed just the triangle patterns.  It was lovely.

Stamp Set: Bring on the Cake
Ink: Baja Breeze
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Baja Breeze, Whisper white, Pear Pizzazz
Ribbon: 5/8" grosgrain daffodil delight (retired)
Tools: dotted scallop ribbon border punch, petite pennant punch, wide oval punch, decorative label punch

As a tip, I cut a piece of white cardstock I wanted the main image size to be.  Then I just snailed on the triangles and cut around the edges.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

For all my NASCAR fans!

I LOVE this card.  It is the perfect bday card for a boy of any age 0-99 :)  I cased this from Cristy Jordan.  I did a search for checkered flag designs and this is what came up.  I printed it out and then just punched it out with the pennant punch.

Stamp Set: Need for Speed, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper: Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: basic Black, Real read
Tools: Big Shot, Texturz Plates, word window punch, modern label punch, petite pennant  punch
Accessories: dimensionals

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Geometric Petite Pennant Punch

totally cased from mary fish
Here is a simple fun use for the petite pennant builder punch.

Stamp Set: Thank you Kindly 
Paper: Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Ink: Tangerine Tango
Tools: 1-1/4" square punch, 1" circle punch, petite pennant builder punch

Monday, September 12, 2011

Christmas Pennant Card

I was so bummed that I didn't get enough people to sign up for my pennant punch class, but for those of you who wished they could have come, I'll be sharing the 5 cards I made with this set.  I love this set!!

Stamp Set: Pennant Parade
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso
Tools: Big Shot, square lattice embossing folder, jewelry tag, 1/16" hole punch, pennant punch
Accessories: NEW cherry cobbler quilted ribbon

Here is the set and the punch.
Pennant Parade clear mount 122742 $16.95

Petite Pennants Builder Punch 122361 $16.95

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Halloween Home Decor

 I am excited to offer this fun home decor project.  I am offering this as either a Halloween or Christmas project for those of you who aren't into Halloween as much :)

Here is the picture of the Halloween Jar we will be making.  I don't have a picture of the christmas one, but I will be using the Merry Trees decor elements on that one along with christmas paper on the inside.

The cost for this class will be $35.  The jar and the balls add up.  If you would like to purchase your own jars and balls (I think you can get both at Old Time Pottery, but the balls at Michaels for sure), the cost for this class will only be $15.  If you don't send me an email telling me you'll be purchasing your own jar and balls, I will be getting them for you.

I will need rsvps for this class by September 29th

I really hope you can make it.  It's been a show stopper everywhere I have taken it!  Don't you want to make it for your home?

Spooky Bats (M)decor elements
1-1/4" olive striped ribbon
frightful sight dsp cut in 1/2" strips and rolled around a pencil
clear christmas balls
1/4" black grosgrain ribbon

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Gotta have something to put them in...

Ok, I hope you have seen all 4 mini milk carton friends I have made for you.  But...I had to make something to store them in.
Isn't that adorable??  I cased this from Marlene Peters and used Sandra's tutorial that you can find here.

Stamp Set: Wicked Cool
Paper: Basic Black, Basic Gray, whisper white, lucky limeade
Ink: Black for stamp and then sponged web with black ink
Tools: Big Shot, web embossing folder, wide oval punch, medium oval punch, scallop oval punch
Accessories: Dimensionals, sticky strip, 1-1/4" striped black ribbon

Here she is all filled up!!
I hope you enjoyed the last 5 days of mini milk cartons.  I will be offering this class at the Play Place on County Line on Monday October 10th.  The cost will be $15.  I will need rsvps by Wed 9-28 

ALSO...please come visit me and some of my downline at Parkway Place Mall in Huntsville today from 9-9pm.  We have a booth at a home based business expo.  Really hoping to grow my Southern Inkerbelles today!  If you come and say hi, you get to put your name in the drawing 2x!!  Hope to see you there!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Where is my Mummy????

I saved the best for last :)
I have seen this done by so many people.  I think it is sooooo clever.  My strips were 3/8" and I sponged them with black ink.   Here is a top view so you can see what the milk cartons look like opened.
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: black for sponging and marker for eyes
Tools: Big Shot, mini milk carton die, perfect polka dots embossing folder, 1/2" circle punch, 1/4" circle punch

Thursday, September 8, 2011


Here is the scariest looking black cat I have ever seen :)
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: White craft ink, pretty in pink, white gel pen
Tools: Big Shot, mini milk carton die, small oval punch, 1/2" circle punch, itty bitty punch pack (circle)

For the eyes, I punched out a small oval and then stuck that oval back into the same punch and shortened it.  I did have to round off the top and bottom.  The other pieces were all free cut.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Do I Hear Pumpkin Pie?

Here is today's Mini Milk Carton Friend.  My little pumpkin.
Paper: Pumpkin Pie
Ink: early Espresso marker for the 'stem'
Tools: Big Shot, mini milk carton die, elegant lines embossing folder
Accessories: lucky limeade ruffled ribbon, glue dots

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Frankie Mini Milk Carton

One of my favorite things about the Big Shot is how many fun boxes and treat holders it makes....and I don't have to cut anything!  My most recent big shot accessory purchase was the mini milk carton die.
I'm still in Halloween mode.  Over the next 5 days, I will be revealing to you my next Halloween class on Monday October 10th.  It is adorable.  I will say,the final project will appear much larger in the picture :)  Here's...........Frankie!

Is he the cutest thing ever????  Sorry it's a little blurry.  These mini cartons can be filled with candy to be the perfect gift for anyone.  Here it is from the side so you can see the neck bolts :)
Paper: Lucky Limeade, basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Black marker and ink for sponging
Tools: Big Shot, Mini Milk Carton Die, scissors, 3/4" circle punch, 1/2" circle punch, paper piercing tool
Accessories: sponge dauber, black brads, sticky strip

Monday, September 5, 2011

Give me a "N"

I haven't done this little guy before, but I think he is just adorable!  Thanks Debbie Henderson!
Stamp Set: Grateful Greetings
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Old Olive, frightful sight dsp
Ink: Basic black pad and marker, old olive for sponging
Tools: Big Shot: Serif Essentials Dies, scallop border punch, 1-1/4" square punch, scallop square punch, ornament punch, bird punch, boho blossoms punch, punch pack, owl punch, wide oval punch, 1' circle punch, 1/2" circle punch
Accessories: sponge daubers

Extra tips: to make the horns, cut out a 1" circle.  Then take the 1/2" circle punch and punch it slightly along the edge to make a horn.  I just free handed the arm.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Give me an "E"

Have you ever worked on a project like this and felt like some of the pieces weren't as creative as the others?  Well, this is the letter that got the least creative vote :)  Did you know you could flip our adorable owl upside down to make a cute ghost?  Man, I am always impressed with what other come up with.  Have you noticed how much you can do with the owl punch?  YOU HAVE TO GET IT!
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Frightful Sight DSP
Tools: Big Shot, Serif Essentials Dies, owl punch
Accessories: basic pearls

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Give me another "E"!

Here is another really simple one.  I HAD to have at least one pumpkin in all this!

Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, frightful sight dsp
Ink: basic black to sponge edges of pumpkin
Tools: Big Shot, Serif Essentials Dies, scallop border punch, medium oval punch, Modern Label punch, bird punch
Accessories: dimensionals

You can't really see it in this picture, but just the tip of the modern label punch is sticking out the top as the stem.  Maybe brown would have been better. The branch from the bird punch is just curled at the end and stuck behind the middle pumpkin hump :)

Friday, September 2, 2011

Hair Bow/ Fabric Class

Announcing my Hair Bow/ Fabric Class
I am so excited to introduce a whole different side of Stampin' Up! to my friends who just aren't into the paper craft part of my business. You probably didn't even know we sold fabric :) In this class we will be making a headband, 2 baby clippies, 2 big girl bows and a broach. We have several fabrics to choose from if you don't like the ones I have used. In this class, we will focus mostly on how to make the tradition boutique bow. We will provide you with a picture tutorial along with access to my youtube video tutorial. In addition to all these projects, the 2 tutorials, you will go home with a bunch of extra supplies to make more of these at home including extra ribbon, hairclips, fabric and buttons.


I will need this rsvp by next Friday the 9th. We are limiting each class to 10 people so if more want to participate, we will open a 2nd class!  Click here to rsvp

CLASS SUPPLIES: A glue gun, dental floss and sharp scissors

I really hope you are as excited about this class as I am!

Final Project Revealed!

I hate to break regularly scheduled blog posts, but...

Announcing my Halloween Punch Art Frame Class!
(sorry the picture isn't great)

This class will be Sunday September 18th at 2pm.  The cost for this class will be $30 and will include the frame.  Last year I offered a Christmas Punch Art Calendar take home kit, but sad to say, SU! doesn't sell the 6x6 desktop calendars, this is my punch art class for the fall!  I can easily prepare a take home kit for anyone and send it to your home....but, I can't send you the frame (if you are out of town ) :(  I found this frame at Old Time Pottery if you have one in your area.  The take home kit with the frame will be $35.  The kit w/o the frame will be $20.

I will need RSVPs by Wed Sept 7th....sorry for the short notice.  rsvp here.
I hope you can make it!