Friday, December 15, 2017

The World Brighter

I started with the sweet scene I created with the 
Waterfront stamp set in the new Occasions catalog
which starts Jan 3rd 2018.
It has pine trees and palm trees in the set.
Some landscape items and a sun. It also has some great sentiments
like this one which i will probably a bunch.
I stamped the sentiment in Island Indigo. I stamped the beach in 
Sahara Sand, the tops of trees in Old Olive and the bottom of trees in 
Soft Suede.
I cut it out with a Layered Circle framelits dies.  
I popped it on a piece of Sahara Sand ran through 
the Pinewood Planks emboss folder.  I sponged some 
Sahara Sand ink over it before placing it on a piece of Very Vanilla
and then a Island Indigo base.
For more texture, I place a piece of burlap ribbon behind the scene.

I love this set and hope you enjoy the scene today!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Waterfront
Ink: Island Indigo, Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Soft Suede
Paper: Sahara Sand, Island Indigo, Very Vanilla,
Burlap ribbon, Pinewood Planks emboss folder,
Layered Circles framelits dies 

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Every Little Kindness

I made this card as a thank you for a customer to go in the her new catalogs
I was mailing out this week.
I started with a Crumb Cake base
 and added some Quilted Christmas DSP on top.
I stamped a sentiment from a new set called Waterfront.
Love the sentiment and will probably use it a lot.
I used a retired 2 3/8" scallop circle punch with Lemon Lime Twist.
I put some fun ribbon behind plus some bling on the white circle to finish it off.
I hope you have a lovely Thursday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Waterfront( available Jan 3rd 2018)
Ink: Real Red
Paper: Quilted Christmas DSP, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White,
Crumb Cake
Quilted Christmas 1/4" ribbon, 2" circle punch, 
2 3/8" scallop circle punch, rhinestones

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Petal Palette Card

I love the Petal Palette bundle.  I especially love that 
these flowers have a matching die!  I stamped them in 
Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with my 
Stampin' Blends in Pool Party and Old Olive. 
I layered them on a Whisper White oval
 I had already laying on my desk. 
I stamped the sentiment from the same set in black.
I used the new Petal Passion  DSP for the background.  
I love the black and white but it can be colored, too!
I placed some Pool Party card stock behind for the next layer 
and then the Basic Black base. 
This card was done in just a few minutes!
I will be playing lots with this bundle!
I hope you have a blessed day!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Petal Palette
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Pool Party Old Olive
Paper: Petal Passion DSP, Whisper White, 
Basic Black, Pool Party
Layering Oval framelits dies, 
Petals & More thinlits dies

Tuesday, December 12, 2017


I got my pre order for the new Occasions catalog this weekend.
I got only a few minutes to play with shopping 
and my husband's 50th birthday happening. 
Can't wait to do more playing with new stuff!
I looked at the front of the SAB (sale-a-bration) brochure
and grabbed the colors from one card for this one.
I used a Calypso Coral base an stamped in the same color the flower from
the new SAB set called Amazing You.
I stamped the sun ray stamp from the same set twice on the 
Whisper White circle in Daffodil Delight.
I layered a thinlit die from Celebrate You in Bermuda Bay on top.
 I stamped in Bermuda Bay words and cut them out.
I finished it with some rhinestones!

Hope you have a lovely week!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Amazing You
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral
rhinestones, Celebrate You thinlits, 2 1/2" circle punch

Monday, December 11, 2017

Merry & Bright Truffle Boxes

I am calling them truffle boxes because that 
is what I put inside of them- Lindt's Lindor white and milk chocolate truffles. 
I got the box idea from Angie Pyjas at
They were so easy to make!
I used the Year of Cheer DSP for the boxes and then my tag topper punch
for the tops. I punched gold foil circle then stamp in Eccore gold 
ink on the white circle with the Merry & Bright sentiment from 
Hearts Come Home stamp set. 
Some gold 1/8" ribbon and silver tinsel trim finish these off.

Better side photo. Perfect for a single candy like I did!
Hope you have a blessed Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Just For You Mini Striped Gusseted Bags

I made these bags for my tags class last week to carry their creations home.
I took the flat mini gold striped treat bags and with a little cutting and scoring,
I turned them into a gusseted bag. 
Cut 1/8" off the bottom of the bag.
Score the bottom at 1" and then 3/4" on each side of bag. 
Cut up from the bottom at each score line to the 1" score line.  
Apply adhesive to your flaps and close the bottom.

I decorated the bag by making a tag and attaching with
the gold clip.
I cut a piece of Basic Black card stock at about 4 1/2" and then 
snipped a banner at the bottom. 
I layered it with Year of Cheer DSP and added some 
mini gold sequins.
I punched a piece of black with the Everyday Label punch
 and added some bling with rhinestones.
I heat embossed the Merry Little Labels sentiment in gold
and then punched with the same matching punch.

Hope you have a blessed Sunday and thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, December 9, 2017

Christmas Tags Day Seven

Last day of tags!  Finishing up with some more bling!
Star from Starlight dies, The snowflakes in the middle 
are from the Swirly Snowflakes thinlits dies.
More houses from the Hometown Greetings edgelits dies.

More bling snowflakes from Seasonal Layers thinlits dies.
Snowflakes on second tag are from Swirly Snowflakes thinlits dies.
Using the Christmas Stocking die in gold foil.  Great use for your washi tape on tags!

Hope you have been inspired with the tags! Enjoy your weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!