Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Paper Pumpkin November 2017


The new November Paper Pumpkin has arrived and it is just darling!   Check out the video above to see how to put your kit together, or just to simply look at what your missing out on!

As usual, being the creative I am, I find it really hard for me to follow the exact instructions to put the projects together as shown.

I decided to use some of this cute pom pom ribbon I had in my stash.  I used a hot glue gun to attach it to the stockings.  I used the Merry and Bright stamp from the Paper Pumpkin kit and punched out some tags that I attached with some vintage safety pins.

Loving the Buffalo Plaid with the muslin and pom poms.
Fill them up with some candy and a gift card and there you have it.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Christmas Ornaments

How about some easy diy christmas ornaments to try?
These cute scenery stamps are from a stamp set called Happy Scenes.  Now, if you don't have this retired beauty you can easily use any other stamp you have in your collection.

This is how is starts off.  You need to purchase plastic ornaments that snap together.   I found mine at Michael's in with all the clear glass ornaments.  They run around .89 cents each for one which will make two.  The size I purchased required me to punch out a 2" circle of white cardstock.  Stamp your image on the circle and add color according to your design.
Use a scallop punch or scallop framelit to cut the outer circle for the ornament.

Once your design is colored in adhere the white cardstock to the scalloped cardstock.  Now add just a little bit of snowflakes inside of the half ornament.   Adding some glue to the outer part of the ornament carefully add the backing to the the ornament and let dry.
Add some ribbon or baker's twine to the top to hang.

How sweet are these!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Coffee Cafe

Well, here's your friday funny!
I just couldn't resist!  the new Coffee Cafe set has the dollop of whipping cream for the top of your stamped coffee drink. Well, when I saw it, it reminded me of the poop emoji!!! 
Out of that came this card!
I sure wish I had the stamp from our catalog that says
"well, this stinks" that would have been perfect!
Hope I made you laugh!!!!

Coffee Cafe stamp set #143677 for $21.00

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Great Junk Hunt

This event was sure to get my holiday spirit off to a great start!
This Great Junk Hunk travels around, it happened to be in Monroe at the fairgrounds last weekend. 
It's a two day event where junkers come together to buy and sell all things vintage, upcycled and unique.  

There were soooo many vendors and booths.

So many things to see, buy and glean ideas from.

Monday, November 13, 2017


Creating a few Thanksgiving boxes to gift.  I used a few fry boxes I had laying around and used all the left over pieces from this months Paper Pumpkin including the stamps to stamp leaves all over the box and then put together the leaves for the front.
The contents in the fry box is the little wood disk stamped and a cello bag with a trio of salted caramels and a 3 x 3" card.
(you can find the dark chocolate caramels at Costco in a HUGE tub for 9.99 by Sanders.  And oh man are they delish!)

A friend gave me quite a nice size bag of these pretty wood pieces. Using the stamp "give thanks" from the stamp set Suite Seasons I stamped in Early Espresso right onto the wood piece.
It sure looks like I wood burned it doesn't it!

The little acorns were the ones I posted a while back that I had found around town.   I just heated them in the oven to dry them out and if the little hats had fallen off, I just hot glued them back on.

They just make me smile!

These are all the little leaves and pieces left from Paper Pumpkin

Add some Thanksgiving decor to your home or take one of these tea towels to someone special.  A new line of holiday tea towels are available in my 2340 West Newton shop now!
Check them out on my home page!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Coffee Cafe Snowman

Out comes Coffee Cafe again today for some holiday fun.
I stamped the coffee cup and then used pieces from the set to create the snowman.  Each little piece is from the set for the eyes, the buttons and the carrot nose.

I used a black sharpie pen to makes the dots for the mouth.

Now we're ready to mingle all the way!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Coffee Cafe

And...... the winner is:
Thank you to all that participated in celebrating my upcoming milestone!  I'm almost there!  1 mil!!!!

Who else is getting excited for Christmas?
Maybe it's been the early snow fall,
 it's just put me in the holiday spirit.
This is one of our new sets out of the new catalog, 
it's called Coffee Cafe.
You can purchase matching framelits to cut out the pieces to each stamp.  

I used some of the crumb cake ink to sponge on the coloring for the whip cream and added large sugar size glitter.

I googled the starbucks logos and printed them on my home computer and punched them out with a circle punch. 
Below is the stamp set and framelits