Monthly Archives: November 2012

Merry and Type



Anne was over one day while I was on my, ehem… back reconstructing… providing therapeutic intervention… STAMPING.  We were working on the cards for our annual ACCE class (Anne and Crystal’s Christmas Extravaganza).  We were messing around with lots of product from the Holiday catalog as well as with the Merry and Type stamp Set.  I love this stamp set.  It’s the right blend of vintage with a tudge of modern style…  well… that makes no sense at all. You just gotta see:

I love the sentiment stamps.  And, I love the Core’dinations paper!!  That’s what is on the background behind the main images.  I’m also in love with the tone-on-tone textured stuff.  Here is what I mean…  The card is early espresso base.  Then I have a panel of early espresso core’dinations that was embossed with the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder (Also in the Holiday Catalog).  Then sanded to reveal the light core to the paper.  Oh… another thing I love about the core’dinations paper… It’s TEXTURED.  So, you could just use it without sanding to see the core.  And, it’s only $6.95 for 12 SHEETS!!  (Comes in espresso, cherry cobbler, and gumball green).    I used the Be of Good Cheer DSP and the glimmer paper and LOVELY tulle.  That tulle is so amazing… It’s SOFT. Not stiff so really easy to work with. And, it has a beautiful scalloped edge…  It’s only 6.95 for 10 yds (early espresso, cherry cobbler or crumb cake).  This would make excellent package embellishments.

Anyway, I digress…  I think my most FAVORITE item from the holiday catalog is:  THE BRUSHED BRONZE DESIGNER BUTTONS!!  I was sure to include one on this card.  They are just the perfect amount of extra for any card without going over the top…

Here’s another card, same stamp set, same idea, different colors:

This last card, uses the Merry and Type stamp set, but takes advantage of a stamp that may not have much use. There is a stamp in the set that has the number 25.  This uses that stamp (the 25 is nestled in between two flourishes) and then we stamped Thank You on a strip of paper to cover up the number.  This makes the stamp set so versatile.  I wish I could take credit for this awesome Thank You card but Anne is the one who designed it.  We made it at our team meeting last month.  She used the set called Everything Eleanor to make the background.  Not at all Christmas, but perfect for the Christmas Thank Yous…

OH.  I also wanted to share the specials that SU is offering this month…  ANY HOSTESS (between now and Dec 14) who has a workshop that totals $450 or more will receive a FREE SET of the new Firm Foam Ink Pads.   (Brights, Subtles,  Regals).  OR… If you take the plunge and decide to sign up as a demo, you get to add that free set to your starter kit!!  I must say, I absolutely LOVE the new FFIPs.     The ink is even and solid without any effort.  And you barely have to press on the stamp to get the ink on!  

Well, that’s all for today.  A couple of things to leave you with.  First…  If you are gonna be on Maui Nov 18, come check out my craft fair!!  A couple of ladies from my downline along with myself are creating our own Maui Stampers Craft Fair!!  There will be way more things than just cards, so it will totally be worth your time…  It will be at the Kahului Masonic Lodge on 190 W. Wakea…

And, Check back here on Sunday (11/11).  I will be a stop on a very cool BLOG HOP featuring a stamp set called Winter Memories.  This is fun.  I probably wouldn’t have even noticed this stamp set, except that it was the one chosen for the hop…  Makes me expand my skills….

Happy After-Halloween


Well… I’m a day late on my October New Year’s Resolution… But, hey… better than a couple of months.

I just gotta show you… last night we took the boy to the Carnival at our church for Halloween.  He went as Larry the Cucumber from Veggie Tales.  This is my first attempt at making a costume…

It was extremely difficult to get him to hold still to take a picture, but you get the idea… I love the veggie tales… He didn’t have a choice.  🙂

Now that Halloween is over, it’s full speed ahead to Christmas.  I cannot believe it is November 1.  Unreal.  I wanted to share with you my club projects we made this past meeting.  They are “thankfully” inspired…


This uses the Perfectly Preserved stamp set and the (one of my favorites) Orchard DSP.  I just LOVE it.  And the framelits dies are just wonderful for cutting out the mason jar and all it’s pieces.  I forget the extra dimension that is added when the time is taken to cut things out.  And, framelits decrease that time significantly (remember when we actually had to use scissors???)


This next item is a little gratitude journal:

This is it with it all closed up, and  here it is with it open…


I thought this would be a good way during this upcoming season to reflect on for what we are thankful.  When I think about it, I’m overwhelmed.  A couple of members in my family have recently had some health scares and I’ve been overwhelmed at the thought of how fortunate I am that my son is so healthy.  I’m VERY thankful for that.

These little journals come together very quickly and are great for jotting down ideas, thoughts, pasting pictures…  Because they are made so fast, you could easily make one for your thanksgiving guests.  And, then have them jot in it the things they are thankful for.  They’re good to have around when we get to thinking we are overwhelmed…  we can remember all the things we are thankful for.

Anyway, just a quick note about SU promotion:  All Digital Kits are 50% off and there are 3 free digital downloads available until 11/5/12.  Check out my website  and my online store.  Through this, you can get your free downloads!!  If SU has 18000 Downloads, we can all get another one for FREE!!


And, don’t foreget…the blog HOP I’m going to be part of… Coming SOON!!