Monday, November 29, 2010


I got my finished pages that I'd been working on glued to my 9x9 folding album. This is one side of the album.  It's hard to see all the glitter and detail on the pages. 
 This is the other side of the album. There's a total of 8 pages to this album. If you want to see the pages up close and personal you can go to my original posts in November 2010. I'm really excited at how well this album turned out!

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Sunday, November 21, 2010


This is page 8 of the album:
This page took forever to come up with! I was trying to stick with only using one package of DSP & I only had two full sheets left. They both had patterns that I needed to use on the other pages. This is where I said... I have a bunch of 3 x 9 scraps that I can use, so I didn't stick with the scrap mat that I was given by my new Demo friend Tami Black. I knew that I wanted to use the Artichoke seam binding ribbon & some more of the Designer Big Buttons. I used the gathering trick with the seam binding. You take a few strands from the middle of the seam binding and start pulling them while holding the rest in your other hand. It will start to gather. I just moved the gathering down as it got more bunched up. If you move it down too far it will un-gather so you have to be careful. 
I sponged the edges of the Cherry Cobbler card stock, & tab, & the Vanilla mat. I adhered the Cherry tab to the Vanilla mat. Next adhere the Poinsettia piece of DSP to the right side of the 9x9 Vanilla card stock. Next, take your 2-way glue pen and trace the W in WISH, then add the Champagne glitter glass. Do the same to each letter. Add adhesive to the Wish DSP on the left side, left half top, bottom, right side. Leave a slot for the Vanilla mat to go into. Adhere the Cherry Cobbler mat as shown. Put the Seam binding on with Sticky Strip or another strong adhesive. Put hemp through the button as shown and adhere with glue dots or a dimensional. This page can be sprayed or not with Shimmer mist.
I hope that you enjoyed these pages. If so, please post a comment. Once I have the pages put into the folding album I will make another post. 

A big thanks goes out to Tami Black for the album idea and help in getting the folding ablums!
Another big thanks goes to Mitz for helping me cut all the card stock!
I couldn't have done this class without your help.


This is page 7 of the album:

This is one of my favorite pages. I love how the shadowing of the Peace & Love came out. The whole page just came together. It did take quite a while to work out all these pages. I'd say at least an hour or more per page. That's just the designing part.
Start with sponging all your regular card stock pieces with Soft Suede ink. I did the Peace & Love on the Big Shot. I used the Decorative Peace & Cheer word strip. I only used those words on the die cut strip. I put the Vanilla card stock on the Sizzix adhesive 12x12 paper and cut them them at 2"x 4" for the Peace &, then I cut 2 3/4" x 1"3/4" for the Love. I cut one where I laid the adhesive side down on the die cut and that gave me the sticky side facing on the top of the words. I pealed the paper off & then put SU fine gold glitter on the words. The next time I ran the card stock through the Big Shot I put the adhesive side facing up. This left the adhesive side on the back of the word. I sponged a little Soft Suede ink on the Peace, &, love and adhered them to the Cherry Cobbler DSP. I then put 2 way glue on the glittered Peace, &, and love, and adhered them on top of the other ones slightly above the other ones giving it a mirrored affect. Wrap the Cherry Cobbler Seam binding around the edges of the Soft Suede card stock and adhere at the back. Put dimensionals on all four corners. Adhere the Soft Suede patterned DSP at the top, next the Crumb Cake strip. Put adhesive on the 3 edges of the Cherry Cobbler DSP, and some to half of the right side, leaving a slot open for the Vanilla mat to go into. Adhere the Cherry tab onto the small Vanilla mat and put it into the Cherry Cobbler DSP slot. Adhere the Soft Suede piece to the DSP. I didn't use the Shimmer Mist on this page since it had enough sparkle.


This is page 6 of the album:

Start with sponging the Vanilla card stock, the red envelope, & the edges of the Cherry Cobbler card stock with Soft Suede. The little envelope was made with the Petal card punch. Adhere the brown corner pieces to the larger Vanilla mat & add one dimensional to the back of each corner. Adhere the smaller DSP with mistletoe to the top of the 9x9 card stock, followed by the Cherry Cobbler strip. Adhere the brown DSP to the bottom of the page. Put the Victoria lace ribbon across the middle to hide the seam. Adhere the ends around the back. Poke one hole in each flap of the Cherry envelope with a paper piercer. Put the safety pin through the holes and close it. This is a little tricky. If you bend the envelope slightly it will help you close the safety pin. Put a glue dot or a small dot of glue under the flaps of the envelope so they stay down. This little safety pin comes in the SU Vintage Trinkets. Adhere the envelope to the DSP as well as the Vanilla mats as shown. You can Shimmer mist this page as well.


This is page 5 of the album:

This page has a lot of details. Start by sponging all your Vanilla pieces, Cherry Cobbler card stock, & tab, & the Artichoke mat with Early Espresso or Soft Suede ink. Adhere the zig zags to the Vanilla card stock, & Cherry Cobbler tab. The zig zags were made using the new Designer Fabric from SU & the Sizzix adhesive sheets. Cut a thin strip of Artichoke card stock and thread through the red button. Use a few glue dots to attach the button or a dimensional. The button is from the Big Designer Buttons "Deck the Halls" pack. Adhere the tab to the smaller Vanilla mat. Adhere the other size Vanilla mat to the Artichoke mat. Put dimensionals on the back of the Artichoke piece one in each corner. Put one Dimensional in the four corners of the other Vanilla piece. Adhere the 4 DSP pieces to the Cherry Cobbler as shown. Add both of the Vanilla pieces to the DSP as shown. Put a thin line of adhesive on the bottom of the Vanilla piece that has the Vanilla mat with the tab. This way it won't fall out. You can add the Shimmer Paint with alcohol Mist to the page. 


This is page 4 of the album:

You'll start by sponging all you pieces with Soft Suede ink. Tie a knot in the Early Espresso ribbon & adhere the ends to the back of the Vanilla card stock. Adhere the Soft Suede piece to the 9x9 Vanilla card stock. Place the DSP squares & the Vanilla square on the Soft Suede card stock as shown. No dimensionals are used on this page.


This is page 3 of the album:
This page was a quick page. Adhere the Mistletoe DSP to the left side of the 9x9 Very Vanilla card stock. Adhere the Soft Suede card stock to the very right edge of the 9x9 Very Vanilla card stock.
Sponge all the Vanilla & Soft Suede card stock. Put the Real Red eyelets in the Vanilla card stock. Adhere the Mistletoe tab onto the small Vanilla mat. Put a dimensional on each corner of the Vanilla mat without the eyelets. Put a thin line of adhesive at the bottom of that Vanilla mat & adhere it to the Soft Suede card stock about 1/8" from the bottom . Adhere the other Vanilla piece with the eyelets to the top leaving about 1/8" from the bottom. Put your small Vanilla mat into the slot on the bottom.

The pull out can be used for journaling or for another picture. You can fit 2 to 3 pictures on this page.


Page 2 was fun to do.  It also has a pull out using the new Cherry Cobbler ribbon binding & a small button brad from the SU Vintage Trinkets. Always Artichoke was used for the mat & Cherry Cobbler Textured for the center card stock piece. I just love the Deck the Halls DSP! The corner edges were punched out of some scraps from the brown sides of one of the DSP pages. It's hard to tell on this picture, but all the centers of the pointsetta's have pearls. This page also uses the Champagne Shimmer Paint & alcohol mixture. It gives it that little sparkle to finish it off.

For those of you that are putting your kit together, pop up the Vanilla mat with dimensionals.
Put a small line of glue at the bottom of the vanilla mat so that the Artichoke mat doesn't fall through. Put your pearls on your poinsettas. Shimmer Mist your page if you'd like. 


I can't believe that my Holiday 9x9 Folding Album class is finally done and I have all 8 pages photographed.  I had 5 ladies come over to make the album. We went page by page together. It took us 5 hours to complete the 8 pages. We had a short break in between. This was a big project to undertake. It was well worth it after seeing all the pages completed in the album. I also had 3 people order kits. I'm sure that these photo's won't do the pages justice.

This is page 1-There is a pull out for an extra photo or journaling. For those that are doing the kit, the top Soft Suede smooth sheet goes on the top, the textured piece is on the bottom. The DSP goes in the middle. Hold the two Soft Suede pieces of card stock together and adhere the DSP on top of the Soft Suede. Make sure to center it. Put a rhinestone in the middle of the red star burst if one isn't there for you already. Put a dimensional on the back of each ornament (Delightfully Decorations set). Tape the Gold cord on the top part of the ornament & make sure the Gold cord will fold over the top of the Soft Suede card stock. Adhere the ornament to the DSP where it should be and fold the Gold cord over the top & tape it. Do that with the other two ornaments. Put adhesive on the three sides of the Cobbler card stock, leaving one side open for the vanilla mat to pull in and out. *Make sure that the Soft Suede tab doesn't hang over the DSP. Edge everything with a sponge except the ornaments in Early Espresso or Soft Suede ink. Then spray with the Champagne Shimmer Mist solution.

The next post will contain page 2

Monday, November 8, 2010


Come make this beautiful Holiday 9x9 Folding Album with me.

DATE:  Saturday, November 20, 2010

TIME:  10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

PLACE:  Kristi Kelly's House
                (email me for address)

COST:    $25 due when you sign up via check or cash

RSVP:    by Monday, November  15th

This is what you've all been waiting for!  It's the first page of 8 PAGES of the Holiday 9x9 Folding Album. This is just a sneak peek for now until I have it all done.
It's so much prettier in person! I used the Deck the Halls Designer Paper.  Delightful Decorations stamp set for the ornaments.  I sprayed the whole page with Champagne Shimmer Mist and it's so sparkly! The Vanilla card stock pulls out where the Early Espresso tab is. You can use this for an extra picture or journaling. 
Hope to see you at this class! You won't want to miss this great gift giving album.


This card is one of the new techniques out there. I found it on Glenda Calkins blogh. I belive it was taught at one of the Stampin' Up Regionals. Basically, I ran the snowflakes through the Big Shot with my Northern Frost Die cut, pasted them on my Marina Mist card stock. I then put that into my Square Lattice Embossing Folder and ran that through my Big Shot. It's called Inlaid Embossing. It looks so cool! I did change up the brad & add the Champagne Shimmer mist, but for the most part it's the same.Thanks Glenda for your great card design!
We also did another really cute card which I'll post when I have a minute to take a picture of it.


This is the Technique that I taught at my Technique Stamp Group in October . It was called Faux Film Strip. This is not the best picture of this card, but you get the idea. I used the Polka Dot Embossing Folder on the White background of the card. I did the Happy Holidays tag by putting the tip in through the top of the Designer Label XL Punch. Then did the other tip of the tag the same way. The Spiral Border Punch was used to make the film strip look. I used A Cute Christmas stamp set to do the cute pictures. This is a fairly quick card to make. The squares are popped up with dimensionals.

This is a card that we made at Regionals in St. George, UT. I loved this card so much that I knew my Stamp Group would too. I changed the background color of the card stock that the white squares are sitting on and the leaf to Crumb Cake. It still looks great!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Update on Watercolor Crayons from Stampin' Up!

Watercolor Wonder Update

November 3, 2010

Our supplier has notified us that we will soon receive our Watercolor Wonder Crayons, and we are pleased to announce that we plan to have these available for order by the end of November. We will keep you updated if we are notified of any changes to this schedule, and we sincerely appreciate your patience as we work to resolve this product availability issue.

Monday, November 1, 2010

French Foliage Card Kit

I finally had a minute to edit my pictures and put the watermarks on, etc. The French Foliage Card kit was designed by Lynn Pratt. This card kit was my October Stamp Camp. The kits were very successful. I'm posting some close ups of the cards that I made so if you still need to put yours together you can look at these pictures.
The Leaf is popped up in this card. You will tie a knot on pne side of the Hemp and gauge where the other knot needs to be tied. I did this by laying down my saying & tying the knot close to the saying and adjusting the knot so that it looked even with the knot on the other side. The ends of the hemp go underneath the Mustard c/s.

This card is on it's side. I saved it right side up, but blogger wouldn't let me rotate it. Sorry!
This card is on it's side. I saved it right side up, but blogger wouldn't let me rotate it. Sorry!

When you do the box make sure you glue only the bottom tabs to the outside of the box.
The top of the box isn't shown. It attaches to the bottom of the box by the long flap at the bottom. The two sides will attach to the outsides of each side of the box. Glue them one at a time. The small tab with fit through the long slit. You can close your box with removeable adhesive, velcro or leave it open.
Here's a picture of all the cards together.

I hope that you all enjoy your card kits. They look so beautiful in person!

Keep an eye out for a peek of the Holiday 9x9 folding album class which will be November 20th 10 am- 1 pm
You won't want to miss this one!!

Birthday Gift Container Dressed up

I saw this cute little container filled with carmels at Wal-Mart. My boss at work was having a birthday and I wanted to dress this container up to give it to her. So I took the sticker off the front and used some old SU Designer Paper from a few mini catalogs ago. I believe it was a Valentine designer package. It has a bunch of sparkles on it. I used the Big Shot Circles #2 die to cut the designer paper out. Then I used the small Scallop Punch on Whisper White C/S & did some Chocolate Chip around the edges of it. I used the Single stamp called Sweet Birthday in the front of the Big Catalog and colored it with Regal Rose & the candle with Daffidol with my SU markers & and Blender Pen. I popped  up the scallop with dimensionals. I used the Happy Bithday saying from the Sweet Birthday stamp which I cut off with my scissors and mounted on the side of the wood. I cut that out with the Word Window Punch and took my sponge and did some Chocolate Chip around the edges of it and popped that up as well. It really turned out cute! The picture didn't turn out so cute. I took these pictures with my cell phone and it was pretty dark.