Monday, November 28, 2011

Easy Events Birthday

We're back from our holiday travels and I'm catching up on laundry and all of that household stuff that doesn't take a vacation, even when we do. I'm slipping this card in just before the deadline on the Freshly Made Sketches blog. I needed a little inspiration to get my creative juices flowing, and I found it with this sketch.

This is the card I made this morning. I stayed pretty true to the sketch and kept the card very simple. I did add a little glitz to the cupcake (using Dazzling Diamonds glitter and a Basic Rhinestone) which you can see more clearly in the bottom photo.

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are ready to start your week. Have a great day!

Stamps: Easy Events
Paper: Pool Party, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Brights Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink: Basic Black, Pool Party and Pretty in Pink markers
Accessories: Big Shot, 3" Circle die, Scallop Circle #2 die, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Whisper White satin ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, Basic Rhinestones

Monday, November 21, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Easy Elegance with Delicate Doilies

It doesn't get much easier than this! And what a rich color combo - Rich Razzleberry, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade. Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Delicate Doilies, Friendly Phrases
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Basic Black
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones

Monday, November 14, 2011

FMS 10: You are Simply Wonderful!

Happy Monday, all! I'm playing along with this week's Freshly Made Sketch. I love the clean lines and layout of this sketch. When I saw it, I immediately thought of stars. Not sure why, but sometimes, you just have to go with it, you know?

Have a super day!

Stamps: Friendly Phrases
Paper: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder, Stars #2 die, Whisper White grosgrain ribbon

Monday, November 7, 2011

Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar Class

I'm offering this class later this month for anyone in the Madison, Wisconsin area. The original idea for this adorable Advent calendar comes from Qbee (aka Brenda).

I had so much fun making this calendar - I'm planning to make a few more as gifts and I want to make one for each of the kiddos. My finished calendar measures approximately 5 3/4" x 10 1/4" and the boxes are about a 1" cube. You can see in this photo some ideas of what you can put in the boxes.

Some other ideas include Hershey's Kisses, small coins, little pieces of jewelry or hair trinkets, Silly Bands, bubble gum... The lists goes on and on! I love how the little boxes open! Here you can see a close up of one of the boxes:

If you live in the Madison area, and are interested in attending this class, please see the class info on my calendar to the right. Contact me to reserve your spot. Thanks!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Get your free digital downloads!

It's time to celebrate Digital Scrapbooking Day! Visit between November 4th and November 7th and you will receive four free digital downloads after filling out a short survey. The downloads are brand new and include the following sets:
* So Typefelt Stamp Brush Set
* Neutral Delightful Digital Tape
* Home for the Holidays Ensemble
* Delight in the Day Photobook Template

Visit the link above to find out more!

Spice Cake Candles Gift Set

Here's a beautiful fall-themed decoration made with the Spice Cake designer paper:

I made this candle gift set for a local silent auction and I love the way it turned out. It would look lovely on any Thanksgiving table.

Stamps: None
Paper: Early Espresso, Spice Cake dsp
Ink: None
Accessories: Big Shot, Tasteful Trim die, Lace Ribbon Border punch, Basic Pearls, Very Vanilla satin ribbon

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Fluffy Snowflakes are Falling

Happy Thursday, everyone! I'm a little later in my posting today, but better late than never, right? As promised, I have another card for you using the current Fall-to-Layout. I shared a card yesterday using the same layout, but I wanted to make another card, this time with a Christmas theme.

Look at that gorgeous fluffy felt snowflake! Don't you love it? I know I do! It was the perfect touch for this super sparkly (yet simple) holiday card. Here's a closer look:

You can find this felt snowflake in the Winter Wishes Stitched Felt in the Holiday Mini. I may have to stock up on these babies before they are gone on January 3rd!

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Pacific Point, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink: Pacific Point
Accessories: Winter Wishes Stitched Felt, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Basic Rhinestones

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

FTL 164: Simple Spice Cake

I had a little stamping time yesterday and I wanted to make a card using this week's Fall-to-Layout. I decided to make something with an autumn theme, so I went with my go-to designer paper for fall, Spice Cake.

Gorgeous! I liked this layout so much that I also made a Christmas card, but you have to wait until tomorrow to see that little lovely. See you tomorrow!

Stamps: Three Little Words
Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Spice Cake dsp
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Big Shot, Fun Flowers die, 1" circle punch, Neutrals Designer Buttons, Linen Thread

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Cool In-Color Holiday Greetings

Hi there, and happy Tuesday to you! I hope you had a fun Halloween holiday yesterday. My kids sure made a haul of candy, and they are happy to share, which means that I will be on a chocolate high most of the day. :)

Amazingly, I still have Christmas cards to share! Today's card is cool and serene, with a bit of sparkle, thanks to the Silver Glimmer Paper.

I was inspired by a card by Lori Salzman, which I saw on Stampin' Connection a resource web-site for SU! demos. This a fun and simple layout - great for mass producing for Christmas cards. I love these icy colors (Pool Party and Island Indigo), and I always like it when I can pull out some of my older stamp sets and put them to good use!

Stamps: Delightful Decorations, Sincere Salutations
Paper: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Basic Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Snow Burst embossing folder, Basic Rhinestones