Monday, December 31, 2012

Mojo Monday - The Blog - Mojo Monday 274

This is the card I submitted  for Mojo Monday-274 this week.

For this card I used:

Pool Party C/S  #122924

Real Red C/S  #102482

More Amore Specialty Designer Paper(from new Spring Mini Catalog 2013)

Very Vanilla C/#101650

Silver Glimmer paper #124005

Pool Party ribbon  (from Celebration catalog 2013)

Scallop Edge Punch  #119882

Silver wire string rib (found at local craft store)

Petals-a-Plenty Embossing folder#116824

Paper piercing tool #126189   Mat  #126199

Frost White Shimmer Paint  #116854     

Large Pearl Basic Jewels  #125577 

Dazzling Details  #124117 


Mojo Monday - The Blog - Mojo Monday 274

Happy Monday mojo friends, it is circle or square week and this weeks sketch was created by Carole Burrage.  It is a fun and easy sketch, perhaps you will create a card for both the circle and square!  The mojo makers would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year..have fun and be safe!  We thank you for playing along with us each week, we look forward to 2013 and a year full of mojo sketches!  
To play along, just make a project using the provided sketch and upload it to your blog or online gallery. Then leave a link to your project using the linky widget at the bottom of this post. Please use a direct link to your Mojo post and not just your blog. 
If you upload to online galleries, please also use tag/keyword MOJO274. Verve stamps are NOT required to participate, and you can enter as many times as you want.  As always, if you don't have a particular shape, feel free to substitute.
There is no time limit - you can always play any week at any time, but I will close the linking form on Sunday night, January 6 at 8:00pm (Mountain). That way there's no confusion which linky is the current one. If you upload to online galleries, please use keyword/tag MOJO274.
For inspiration using this week's sketch, please visit our design team's blogs, which are the first 7 thumbnails on this week's linky list:

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Valentines entry for Mojo Monday

Mojo Monday 273 entry
This is my Mojo Monday enter for this week. I have been thinking about my Valentines class and that's why I chose Valentines Day.  This was a fun card to make.  Here's what I used:
Real Red c/s #102482    marker  #100052
Regal Rose c/s  #105130  (not sold separately)
Pretty in Pink c/s  #100459  marker  #100045
Whisper White c/s #100730
Gumball Green c/s #126840  (not sold separately)
Daffodil Delight c/s #119683  marker  #119677
More Mustard marker (not sold separately) 
Soft Suede marker  (not sold separately) 
Red Glimmer paper  #121790
Dazzling Details  #124117
You Are Loved stamp set  #123777(w) #123779 (c)
Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder  #120175
Pearl Basic jewels  #119246 
Small Heart punch  #117193
Owl Builder punch  #118074
Blossom Petals Builder punch  #121808
Bird Builder punch  #117191
Full Heart Punch  #119883
Big Shot Die-Cutting machine  #113439
Hearts Collection Framelits  #125599
Pretty in Pink ribbon
 MDS 2+

The center heart was cut with the Heart Collection Framelits and this is what I used the markers on.  After it thoroughly dried I used the Dazzling Detail on the center to make it extra sparkly.  The heart flowers were made with the small heart punch and the small heart on the owl punch.  The leaves were made with the Blossom Petals punch and I ran it through a crimper for the vine like petals.  I used my MDS 2+ to make the "Happy Valentines Day" and then punched it out with the Full Heart punch.  I ran the background paper through the Big Shot using the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder to give it dimension  and the beauty it deserves to be a Special Valentines Card.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it. 

And to All a Goodnight

It's hard for me to believe that another Christmas is gone and we are off to a New Year.  It's hard for me to take down my decorations because I really love this time of year.  Everything is bright with all the lights, the houses are all decorated up,  the weather is changing daily (we've already had snow-have you?)  and I just think everyone becomes a little more crafty-making homemade ornaments, cookies, candies--everyones homes has the Christmas smells---well I just LOVE IT!  So I had to make another Christmas card this morning but today I did it using my MDS 2+.  Do you have it?  I love it.  I like mixing and matching stamps with paper or embellishments with ribbon or sayings with other sayings.  With the MDS2Plus it is ALL there.   It is just a fun way to make cards, scrapbook pages-oh and did I say you can add your own pictures and make a scrapbook.  Yes you can.  And when your done you can save it and send it off to be printed.  Without leaving your own home.  It is wonderful.  Check it out here

So much comes with it you can make just about anything.  And the Scrapbooks are beautiful!!!

You can go to my Stampin' Up website to check out MDS 2+ or try it out for 30 days free. 
It's fun, it's beautiful and it's free now for 30 days.
No more paying to make cards you can do it yourself and print them out right at home.  Everything is included.
Check it out and let me know if you have any questions.  I'm here to help you.

I hope you have a very good week.  Let's make this Craft week.  I will keep posting holiday things until January 1st.  Blessings to all of you.  Thanks so much for joining me today!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Mojo Monday

 Mojo Monday 273

Good morning and happy Christmas Eve, the mojo makers wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and Holiday season!  Can you believe we have came to the end of another year?  We are so glad that all of you have played along and support Mojo Monday each and every Monday.  Have fun with this weeks sketch, it was created by Teresa.
To play along, just make a project using the provided sketch and upload it to your blog or online gallery. Then leave a link to your project using the linky widget at the bottom of this post. Please use a direct link to your Mojo post and not just your blog. 
If you upload to online galleries, please also use tag/keyword MOJO273. Verve stamps are NOT required to participate, and you can enter as many times as you want.  As always, if you don't have a particular shape, feel free to substitute.

There is no time limit - you can always play any week at any time, but I will close the linking form on Sunday night, December 30 at 8:00pm (Mountain). That way there's no confusion which linky is the current one. If you upload to online galleries, please use keyword/tag MOJO273.
For inspiration using this week's sketch, please visit our design team's blogs, which are the first 5 thumbnails on this week's linky list:

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas Friends

I just want to take the time tonight and wish you all a "Very Merry Christmas".  I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow with all your family and friends.  I will not post tomorrow but I will be  praying for all you.  Enjoy your day!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Petal Cone Die Santa

This was really easy.  I needed something to put candy in for some cute kids in my neighborhood.  So I decided to make a Santa box to put some candy in.

Here is what I used:

Real Red C/S  #102482
Using the Real Red C/s cut 2  using the Petal Cone Bigz die #121810.  Cut the side piece off 1 end and connect them together with red sticky  tape to form a four sided pointed box.
1-WhisperWhite C/S # 100730 petal cone
WhisperWhite C/S  petal cone and then cut out 1 side to make the beard,  cut off the whisper white about 1/3 " from the point. 
Embossed this  with  an embossing folder to make it have some beard like hair.
I use Pink Pirouette C/S #111351 and the ex large oval punch #119859.
Pretty in Pink ink #126955 for the rosy cheek
Using the wing from the bird punch #117191 (cut 2 and emboss) is  his mustache
The circle punch in the Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack #118309 are his eyes
The 3/4" circle punch is his nose in Real Red C/S
 The 2 3/8 Scallop Circle punch #118874 is the edging around the face of his hat.  I used Silver Glimmer paper #124005 and the Boho Blossoms punch #119858
On his nose and eyes I used the uni-ball Signo gel pen #105021

This will be a fun gift to give to the kids.  I can't wait to see them tomorrow. 

Saturday, December 22, 2012

A Card for you! Merry Christmas!

Can you believe how fast Christmas has gotten here again.  It seem like when I was young it took forever to get here.  And now every year it comes much quicker.  Although I love this time of year my only wish is that it would be around longer.  I love all the decorations, the lights, all the festivities- everywhere!  The schools, the malls, cookie exchanges, secret santa gifts, family parties,  work parties, cheer parties, almost everyone likes something special at the holidays.  I think we have so much going on that what makes this season go by so fast. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a Safe and Happy New Year!  I can't wait to hear about all the special things that happen this time of year.  One of my special things is a friends husband had hip replacement about 10 days ago.  I have been praying that he has a speedy recovery.  Although, i don't know him I do know his wife and daughter and I just know what a blessing it is to see him feel better.  Well last night we were at our schools Basketball game and they came to the game.  He was on his crutches,  had to be very careful around all the people but he came.  He got to see his daughter cheer, his friends got to talk to him and they had a family outing.  I had been praying for him many times a day and after talking to his wife yesterday, I never expected for them to come.  It brought tears to my eyes when I saw them walk in.  And all the praise go to the Lord!  I felt very blessed that God answered my prayers.  Although, I know he has a long road to a full recovery - This was a Christmas Blessing in my life.  I hope you all will have Christmas Blessings in yours!  This is the Card I made for you if you are reading my post.  Merry Christmas Everyone!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Baskets

This basket was made for Alies Cheer Coach.   She loved it.  I used all my homemade goodies from the Holiday show and then added a few more from the parents.  The kids loved it and so did we.  Then I made one to give to  Craigs boss and this is what she wrote to me: 

 I tried calling you this am to thank you for the best gift basket I have ever received!

It is AWESOME!  I had a ton of fun opening it last night.  Please let Cheryl know how much I like it- she is so talented and does beautiful work.  It was too pretty to open- BUT, I did and enjoyed every bit- the Snowman Soup was a hit with Matthew as was the Snowman Tealight. 

Beautiful touches on every bit.  Thank you, again!  I will also enjoy my new Dawg Sportula.

Merry Christmas!

How nice was that.   So not only can you make individual gifts but you can put them together and make one big unique gift.  Try it  someone will love receiving such a touch friendly gift for everyone in the family.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Over 300 new Clearance Rack Items for Sale

 Check out the Clearance Rack today for paper, stamps, dies for you Big Shot, ink pads, ribbon, oh my there is so many things on there I just can't mention them all.  Check it out and see what deals you can get not only for yourself but maybe Christmas presents or stocking stuffers.  I love saving money!
And if you’ve never shopped the Clearance Rack before, now is the time to check it out! We’ve added over 300 new items to the Clearance Rack with discounts up to 80 percent off retail—but only while supplies last.
So head on over to my Online Store and see what we’ve got waiting for you—you’ll find all kinds of embellishments, like buttons, ribbons, and brads—as well as Designer Series Paper, cardstock, stamp pads, punches, and dies.
And for the first time ever, we’re offering stamp sets—both wood- and clear-mount—with discounts up to 40 percent!
Visit my Online Store now to see all that’s waiting for you in our Clearance Rack Blitz

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Merry Christmas Mice

Merry Christmas from the Mice.  I found these round York peppermint candy at Walmart. When I got them home I couldn't decide what  I was going to do with them.  So I went to bed and the next morning I knew they would make great little mice.  But not just any mice--They were going to be Christmas mice.  So I made Santa hats.  Some of the hats stand up and others I made to flop down.  And honestly the are just adorable.  I took them to Mrs. Turners restaurant and she wants more already. Now I went back to get more and I found round (flat bottoms) chocolate covered cherries.  Another idea.   I am sure they are going to be adorable too.  Well,  maybe another post later.  I need to get going making more thing for the restaurant. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Tree & Ornament Card

Well,  you know when your suppose to be doing something and you just can't get into it-well that is how I am feeling today.  But I am having no problem crafting.  HaHa  So I guess I will post my newest card.  I was going to wait til tomorrow but .....I got more.  This card is made with Gumball Green C/S  #126840 and Gumball Green ink for the trees  #126861 & refill #126855. This is one of the 2013-14 in colors.   I also used Pretty in Pink ink #126955 and Real Red ink #126949.  The card is on Whisper White C/S #100730.  I stamped and then punched out the trees and ornaments with the Merry Minis Punch Pack in the Holiday Mini catalog #126882  $16.95.  And yes you get 3 mini stamps and put it with the stamp set you get all kind of different trees and ornaments.  The punches are one of the things that are still available when the Holiday mini catalog ends.  On page 36 of the new Spring catalog there is a list of the carry over items.  If you need a new Spring Catalog email with your name & address, etc and I will send you out a new catalog that will start on January 3, 2014.  I will begin the new classes in January and I will be posting them soon.  Hope you enjoyed this card.  This was an easy card to make so if you havent gotten you Holiday cards started-maybe try this one.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Hershey's Christmas Trees

I love Hershey's kisses.  And they are PERFECT in this little tree.  9 kisses fit perfectly.  The trunk is Hershey's nuggets.  Everything is tight fitting so no back was needed.  And on the front a couple of snowflakes, a bow, and Merry Christmas-well just perfect to put on your bosses desk or a friend, teacher or just about anyone you are thinking about this holiday season.  Let me know if you want the directions.  Quick and easy.  I did this at my daughters Christmas party last week.  The girls all loved making them and then they got to eat them.  Perfect!  Thanks for looking. 

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Punch Cards

Hi Everyone!
Well I have finished it!  My punch cards will be coming out this week.  For all of you who have ordered from me since the show in October I will be putting yours in the mail this week.  And for anyone who orders from me after that I will put one in the mail the week of your order.  Here is how it works.

       *  For each $25.00 order (before s & h) you will earn a Petal flower (petal flowers cannot be combined with another order)  Mark through you petal flower and when you fill up the card-email me
  • When you have earned 12 petal flowers, you will have earned a FREE STAMP SET or product valued up to $30.00 (your choice and mailed directly to you)
  • each $50.00 order (before s & h & tax) will get your name into the monthly drawing
  • A Thank you card, handmade by me, will be  mailed to you
  • You will be also be added to my mailing list for mini catalogs
  • Order each of the 3 months prior to the new BIG IDEA BOOK AND CATALOG – I will mail you a free catalog
  • For every $50.00 you spend before (s & h) you will be entered into the: Something 4 everyone" drawing.  The drawings will be the 1st Friday of every other month (beginning in January).  So the lst drawing will be February 1, 2013.   I will contact you by  phone  if you are the winner for the month.   I will also post winners  on my blog.

Collect 12 petal flowers, and earn $30.00 in free STAMPIN' UP! PRODUCT – of your choice!..

This is my way of saying- THANK YOU  and letting you know how much I appreciate you choosing me as your Demonstrator.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

My Stampin' Up Gift Exchange

Remember the gift exchange I was going to.  This is my gift I received.  Isn't it just the cutest thing.  I love it.  The picture just doesn't do it justice.  But I wanted to show you anyways.  We had such a fun time today at our Stampin' Up Christmas party.  We got to do alot of talking-(which I'm sure you know that doesn't usually happen-hahahaha)  So much good food-a taco chili bake, salad, the best scones, a yummy egg thing, chicken,  and much more.  Oh, and a birthday cake for one of the ladies who is having her birthday today.  Chocolate cake -well what more could we ask for.  The gift exchange was so much fun.  Well, you saw my exchange. Remember the Santa plate-the one I posted a picture of and didn't think anyone would see it.  WELL,  I was wrong.  Luckily, she didn't make my plate. (Wouldn't that have been something if she would have made it) I will never do that again.  Next year I will wait til the party is over before I post it.  Anyways,  Thanks for the fun day Terry.  I had a great time!  And I hope you enjoy seeing this gift. 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Merry Christmas Tree

Oh Christmas Tree Oh Christmas Tree......  you know this song.  I had this song stuck in my head today so I made it into a card.  Perfect to use the Scentsational Season Framelits Dies again.  (#127814 in the Holiday Mini- pg 16.    If you get the bundle you can stamp and cut without much work.  Wood Mount bundle  #129945  $36.95  or Clear mount # 129946  $32.95  pg 16 Holiday Mini.   I love this card and it is a very simple card to make if you are having to make alot.  Paper, ribbon and ink are all in Gumball Green #126840 & Whisper White #100730  with the  little star in Summer Starfruit #126839.   One of the new in-colors for 2012-13.  It is a great color for Christmas.   Remember, the new mini catalog will be coming out in January.  If there is something in the Holiday Mini you would like remember to get it before Jan 2. You're going to love the new mini catalog.
If you would like me to send you the  new Mini Catalog send me a note so I can send one to you.   If you would like to be on my mailing list for specials, classes and special invitations to events  and instructions for special things I make - add a note and let me know.  I would love to add you to my mailing list.    The new mini has so many new fun things-I'm sure your going to love it too.  I do. 
Send me  your Name, Address, City & Zip to my email and I will add you.    Hope you enjoyed this as much as I enjoyed making it. Let me know what you thing.
Thanks for looking &
 Have a wonderful rest of the week.

Let me know if you are interested in joining my team.  I'd love to talk to you and tell you all about the benefits of  joining.  Not only do you make money-you have fun doing it too. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Santa Plate decoration

Well,  I started off today cleaning my craft room.  Instead I started making this cute Santa Charger plate.  I am going to a Stampin' Up party this weekend and I needed a gift for a gift exchange.  I already made one but I have now decided I may take this one instead.  It turned out really cute.  Let me know if you like it or if you would like directions on what I did to make this.  I would be happy to share.