Friday, December 3, 2010


Here is my page for my Stampin' Up! club. I used Baja Breeze cardstock for the main page and Night of Navy for the center. I ripped Whisper White cardstock, sponged the edges with Baja Breeze ink and added the Glass Glitter.
The snowman is made from the Circles #2 die cut and the Snowflake punch. The eyes are black brads and the nose is just a snip of Peach Pizzazz.
I added a touch of Tinsel ribbon, a snowflake with a glittery brad in the center to finish it off.

Super Easy Stocking Stuffers

Bath salts with a glittery tag

Yummy candy ready for stockings

Super simple candy bar wrappers

adorable snowman peppermint patties

Ghiradelli holders

Hand sanitizer all wrapped up

Snowman Soup anyone? I love this little snowman from Cute Christmas!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Scallopped Gift Card Holder

I am so glad that Patty Bennett has a tutorial on how to make the scallopped edge envelope die cut bigger (for the Big Shot) on her blog. My club members like the scallop envelope but wished it was be bigger to fit a gift card. Well it can be. Thank you Patty.

I used Tiny Tags and the jewerly punch for the embellishments. Whisper White ribbon and a little bit of Hemp Twine finishes it off nicely. The cardstock is a Level 1 hostess item.

I love this technique for the wreath! I think it turned out very pretty. I must admit I did not enjoy cutting them all out but the end result is stunning. I think my club enjoyed it, also. Thank you for stopping by. Please feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions.

I made this card with the baby wipe technique. I used Purely Pomegranite, Wild Wasabi and Soft Suede refills for my colors. The card base is More Mustard. I used the Paisley Prints stamp set that I received at convention. Love this set, it is in the Holiday mini.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Some Very Talented Stamper Swaps

Super cute card for Halloween....designed by Yvonne Hewitt

This is a great gift idea for a child's classroom for Halloween treats. Super cute and easy to make.

Thank you, Lisa Joliff

Photos just don't do these cards justice!!! These cards have a lot going on. They are embossed, layered, and have a little bit of bling.
I am doing these cards in an upcoming class on November 21st at the Baldwin Academy of Dance in Baldwin, KS.
The cost is $20 and you will make the four cards featured here with matching envelopes. There will be door prizes and refreshments.
Please RSVP no later than November 18th.

I will have more classes coming soon.....

Friday, October 8, 2010

Wicked Cool!!!!

I am having my monthly club over tonight and we are making some Wicked Cool items. First is the card, it is a gate fold card and the technique this month is bleaching. The spider web is bleached behind the witch.
The supplies for this one is:
Wicked Fun DSP 117400
Basic Grey cardstock 121044
Cajun Craze cardstock 119684
Very Vanilla cardstock 101650
Basic Black cardstock 121045 and Basic Black Classic Ink 101179
Wicked Cool stamp set 118738/120600
Extra Large Designer Label punch 120907
A very cool detail about the DSP is that the black circles are flocked so they feel fuzzy!!

And next is the scrapbook page. I cased a layout from Heather Summers blog. It uses the same technique of bleaching and the same Wicked Fun Designer Series paper. The supplies used are:
Rich Razzleberry cardstock 115316
Old Olive cardstock 100702
Tangerine Tango cardstock 111349
Basic Black cardstock 121045 and Basic Black ink 101179
Wicked Fun DSP 117400
Bitty Bat Punch 119279
Scallop Trim Border punch 118402
Dimensionals for the Basic Black strip 104430
Wicked Cool stamp set 118738
Oval Large punch 119855
Oval Extra Large punch 119859

The bats are bleached on the strip of Tangerine Tango DSP.
Thank you all for looking today....
This is another of the shoes like I made for Dorothy and the Witch for the dance recital back in May of 2009. The dance studio has a window display for Pink It Up and I made 4 pairs of shoes out of Regal Rose and Whisper White. The pink ribbon is a stcker that I covered in the Rose Pink Fine Cosmo Glitter.

Friday, September 10, 2010

September Stamp Club

Well, all I can say is life is busy and my blog has been pushed to the side more often than not. I am starting my club back up this month and I have been inspired by many other crafters. My scrapbook page and my 3-D item are CASE’s of other crafters. 086

Here is the page I CASEd. It was originally a 12x12 page and I shrunk it down for my club since we do 81/2 x11 pages. Unfortunately she did not put her name on the page so I don’t remember who it is from, if it is yours please let me know and I will give you credit.

The card is a Cindy original. 083

I am so ready for Fall weather so I thought I would start it with my card….

And this 3-D item is CASEd from Hannah Kost. She originally had a Christmas theme but I changed it up a little with this….

084 Love it….the inside of the box is holding some yummy Ghirardelli caramel and chocolate!

If you have any questions or want to make some of these goodies at your next workshop please let me know….


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

This is another swap I made for the Stampin' Up! convention this week......

Convention Swaps

This is one of the swaps that I made for the Stampin' Up! convention this week.

I used Soft Suede, Certainly Celery, and Pink Pirouette for the cardstock. I used Whisper White ribbon and added a row of "dots" from the mat pack across the strip of Certainly Celery cardstock. The stamp set is Circle Circus.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Here is another preview of what we will be making at the card class this weekend.
It is a stamp set called Tropical Party. Very summery and fun. There will be more previews soon.

Friday, June 18, 2010

I had fun playing with some stamps and cardstock today. I finalized the card I will be doing at a card class the end of this month. The first one is a case from my upline Shelly May. Hers was in a pink and brown color scheme but I wanted to change it up a little and here is what I came up with.....

I used Bermuda Bay and Chocolate Chip designer series paper. The ice cream is covered in dazzling diamonds using the two way glue. My daughter asked if she could have it when I am done with my class. I guess it is a winner.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Planning for a Workshop

I am trying to get organized enough to put together a class for the new Summer Mini catalog. With school just letting out for the summer I should be able to breathe a little and get it done. I made myself sit in my scrapbook room today and put together the cards I had made sketches of a while ago.

I am trying to use some of the colors of cardstock that are retiring soon. And mix it up with some returning colors.

Here are some of the cards…..


I still have a couple to put together. I plan to do a scratch and sniff card using the Sweet Scoops set and something fun with the Itty Bitty stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by, Cindy

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Wizard of Oz

Ok I know this is not entirely Stampin' Up! so please forgive me. I just am really excited about this project that I want to share it. The designer paper is all Stampin' Up! and the main cardstock is Basic Black and Whisper White. The chunky glitter is Stampin' Up! The tab punch is also Stampin' Up! I wish we sold something like the electronic die cut machine, but we don't at this current time. (The Big Shot is great)any way, I have made this for the dance studio in town. The recital is Mother's Day weekend and the theme is The Wizard of Oz.

I LOVE how this turned out!

Let me know what you think, I will be selling

these up at the dance studio along the Dorothy and Wicked Witch shoes that I posted earlier and some other misc items.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Are You A Good Witch or A Bad Witch?

My friend has a dance studio and her recital is coming up, I made some gifts for the dancers. Her theme is The Wizard of Oz and I thought of the ruby slippers. I found this pattern on line somewhere and this is what I came up with.....

Pretty cute, huh? I used the heat and stick powder to adhere the Chunky Red glitter to the shoe. The stamp set is Baroque Motifs (one of my all time favorites!). The witches shoe has a Chunky Black glitter "buckle" on the front for a little bling.

I added some candy as an extra gift, the candy is just Skittles because in my corny sense of humor I thought of it being "a rainbow of flavors" I know...corny!!!

Thanks for looking ....

Monday, March 15, 2010

St Patty’s Day

I am going to see my sister-in-law tomorrow and I thought I would make her something and this is what I came up with.



I used up some retired Kiwi Kiss cardstock for the milk carton and used Always Artichoke for the other green. The little hearts are punched out from the new Designer Series paper in the Mini Occasions catalog. It’s too hard to see but the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and says Happy St Patrick’s Day. I versamarked the Watercolor Vine jumbo wheel around the carton before I put it all together. I filled it up with Whoppers. I hope she likes it…

Thanks for checking my blog today…….  

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

February Stamp Club

When I finished putting together the post for my March club I realized I did not have the February club, oops, life gets busy.

So here are the projects from February…018  “Springy” isn’t it! I used the embossing folder called Elegant Bouquet. And the “flutter bys” are from the Occasions Mini Catalog. It is a Stampin’ Up! embosslits die called Beautiful Wings.  The scallop is made with a punch from Sale A Bration catalog and it can be yours with a $50 purchase thru the end of March. The stamp set is called Celebrate Everything.

019 A great card for Spring…

The die cut is Flower Daisies #2 and the stamp set is called Bella’s Bloom, a set you can get free with  Sale A Bration $50 purchase.


My sister was the hostess for the month and she ask that we make a cone for filling with flowers or candy….

022 I used the designer paper called Sending Love, it has a touch of bling. The flower is from Die Cuts called Blooms (pg 169 in the Idea Book and Catalog). The stamp set is With All My Heart.

Spring Is Finally In The Air

I am so glad it is warming up and I am ready to put away the Christmas colors and break out the Spring patterns. I was getting ready for my club meeting this month and tried really hard not to use the Big Shot for everything, A few of my club members don’t have a Big Shot and the remark was made last club that it is hard to duplicate some projects at home. I mentioned that I was willing to let them come to my house anytime (within reason) and bring their own supplies and cut out some dies to make at home. I don’t want anyone to feel frustrated about being in the club.

Anyway here are some fun projects that are great for Spring….

014   The technique I was using this month is spotlighting/reverse spotlighting. I have never done these until now. What fun. It didn’t take much to make these projects and the wow factor is huge.

The scrapbook page is the spotlighting sample…..

011 I spotlighted the flower from the Kind and Caring Thoughts (level 3 hostess set). The main paper is Melon Mambo and the flowers are Rich Razzleberry. I highlighted the melon Mambo flower with a punch of Basic Black.

This card reminds me of a Hawaiian shirt….012   What do you think?

I used the reverse spotlighting on this one.The stamp set is Circle Circus and the colors I used are Cameo Coral, Ruby Red and Certainly Celery. Super simple!!

And last but not least…..013

I love this little “whopper” box, as I like to call it. I broke down and used this die cut for the club. One out of three isn’t bad right!?! I used Summer Sun cardstock and the patterned paper is Cottage Wall. The ribbon is Whisper White. After I stamped the bunny(from the Eggcoutrements stamp set in the Occasions Mini Catalog) in Summer Sun ink, I punched the bunny out and layered it on Rich Razzleberry cardstock. I fill it with Strawberry  Whoppers,  Yummy!!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

January Stamp Club Bookmark

Do you know how sometimes you just can't think up a good design and decide to use the ideas from others who have created something wonderful (otherwise known as a CASE, copy and share with everyone). I did that with the bookmark I "made". It is an example of things you can make with the new stamp set called Vintage Vogue. This bookmark is on page 27 of the new Occasions mini available Jan 5th.
I started by running some Whisper White cardstock through the Big Shot using the Texturz Plate with the small polka dot design. Then I used Soft Suede ink for the flower and the row of flowers.
The gingham type of paper design is from the new paper pack called Sweet Pea. I used the Circle Designer brad to attach the Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon to the bookmark. I rounded all of the corners to finish it off.
Thank you for stopping by!