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Sunday, October 24, 2010

3x3 Mini Gift Cards and Tote

Good morning everyone,

I can't believe it's been a week since I last posted! Work is still crazy and shows no sign of letting up. Stamping, right now, is a distant memory.

It rained Saturday and I planned on getting out the supplies but had to convert my closet from summer to winter apparel first. By the time I got that done, I was pooped!

However, when I was in the closet I found an entire hat box full of 3D projects I'd made so thought I'd post some of those! This cute little note box uses the scallop edge envelope Big Shot Sissix die with Designer Series Paper (DSP). I then stamped the flower, used the five petal punch to punch it out, the Sissix die Little Leaves for the leaves and adhered it with a Build-a-Brad using the same paper as the insert.

Then I made a series of four cards using the same DSP and the Trendy Trees stamp set.

I just love these little trees! They're so versatile.

I used brads for blossoms on this one. (Hint: I've used red brads for apples in the fall cards!)

I also used the scalloped edge punch for the white scallop.

This one has some sponging on the edges too. I put a flower brad in the center of the stamped image and used the scalloped edge punch in a different way here.

Just slip the little notes (they are 3x3 notes) into your little carrying case and you're all set with a quick gift. Our Stampin' Up! Love Note or Mini Envelopes fit this size of card beautifully. They're so awesome with gifts, care baskets, or as a hostess gift.

I probably won't blog again until next weekend. Until then, have a wonderful week!
Much love and joy,


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Gratitude image

Good morning,

You might have noticed that I'm not blogging daily anymore, that I am blogging every couple of days. That's because work has been crazy enough so that I'm not getting stamping time in quite as much. However, never fear. I'm still here!

Today I wanted to show you the amazing stamp set Gratitude. Look at the larger stamp here! I colored the image with Stampin' Write markers in More Mustard, Old Olive, andn Cherry Cobbler. There is a tiny bit of Early Espresso on the dots near the center of the image. The card is Early Espresso and I rolled the matching Jumbo Wheel across it with the Early Espresso ink.

A pearl in the middle and some satin ribbon, plus a greeting ... I haven't finished the card or I'd show it to you. Call this a sneak peek. ;-)

Have a wonderful day and we'll see you soon,
Much love and joy,


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Time to Bloom

Hello everyone!

I haven't had time to stamp so this is a fairly old project.

I used the It's Time to Bloom set along with some hodgepodge hardware. Instead of using the second brad I used an epoxy brad on the bottom. The patterned paper went well with Very Vanilla cardstock and really popped the red color.

The ribbon was red satin. The ink colors Old Olive and Real Red.

Thanks for stopping by!
Much love and joy,


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Stamp set for sale

Stamp Set for Sale


Sorry about the sporadic entries in the blog but work is insanely busy and I haven't had much time to stamp! :-(

Today I'm offering this stamp set and card for sale for $6.00. If you can't pick it up then shipping is the small priority flat rate box at 4.95.  The set was originally $11.95.

This is a retired set and I only have one of them so when it's gone, it's gone.
Contact me at Frames Stamp Set.

I also have a variety of retired Idea Books/catalogs available for $1 each. Shipping applies if you can't pick them up. I'll post more information on the years available on my next post.

Talk to you soon,
Much love and joy,


Saturday, October 9, 2010

Daisy a Day

Good morning everyone,

How are you? We're fine. We had a great day at the river yesterday. It was 83 degrees and that's saying something mid October in Wisconsin. Today and Sunday are more of the same.

This card was a happy accident. I die cut a daisy with my Big Shot and the Daisy Flowers #2 die and realized that my paper had been off and only cut one of the flowers part way. Duh, right?

Well, when I laid everything down I liked the look of a partial die cut on the page, kind of like when we stamp partially off the page. Sooooooo.... I first ran about an inch of the base card through my crimper leaving it smooth on top and for about a quarter to half inch on the bottom. I then secured a printed window sheet with dots in Night of Navy. I put the large white flower from the Pretties Kit on the dotted window sheet and overlaid a small daisy with a pearl embellishment.

I took my partial daisy and mounted it with a large white brad. THe finishing touch was a Whisper White taffeta ribbon. I love the 3D look of it with all the textures and embellishments. I haven't put a greeting on it but I'm thinking all occasion.

Have a wonderful day!
Much love and joy,


Friday, October 8, 2010

Brayered Snowflakes

Hi there,

Boy, have we been busy! How about you? I've been taking a stamp class on line and haven't even had time to make the projects!

This one uses the same brayer technique that I'm so stuck on! lol. It's going to be my Christmas card this year I think.  Whisper White paper really pops with the blue ink.

I ran a piece of WW cardstock through the Big Shot using the Northern Flurry embossing folder. I ran the brayer through Night of Navy ink and ran it across the embossed piece (embossing side down). I attached it to the WW cardstock base, stamped Merry Christmas and used Dazzling Diamonds along with two way glue to give the card some Christmas glitz.

You can see that I added the crystal rhinestone stickies to the centers of the snowflakes too for extra bling.

A fun and easy card!

This is the same card in Bashful Blue but I put a New Years greeting on it.

I'm off to enjoy the day ... 80 and sunny ... in October. Not something that happens in our neck of the woods every year ... it's Indian Summer and GORGEOUS!

Hasta luego!
Much love and joy,


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Summer Beach

Good morning,

I was fiddling around with my glossy paper and decided to get out the old Sparkling Summer stamp set for a little crayon resist!

The card base is Bashful Blue and the Designer Series Paper is a retired piece. I took a piece of glossy cardstock, stamped the image with StazOn ink and let it dry. Then I took a white crayon and colored the umbrella and chair. After that I applied the Barely Banana, Bashful Blue and Close to Cocoa ink using the direct to paper method.

I used a paper towel to wipe away the wax from the crayon and then matted the entire thing with white to make it pop. The saying is from an old word set. I used brads to offset the greeting.

I forgot how much fun crayon resist can be. I'm also trying to revisit some of my old sets to rediscover the joy of using them.

Hope you have a great day!
Much love and joy,


Monday, October 4, 2010

Birthday Whimsy stamp set for Sale

Good morning.

The weekend was wild so I didn't get much blogging, or stamping, done. Fall is crazy around here.

I wanted to post this stamp set called Birthday Whimsy along with a card idea. I'm selling this set for $6.00 (plus shipping unless you pick up here) let me know in the comments section if you're interested in purchasing it.

I have more than one set so the set I'm selling is not the one I used and is brand new! I did mount if for you because it's an older set and would've needed cutting with special scissors.

Have a great day and see you tomorrow!
Much love and joy,