Tuesday, October 17, 2017


My design for Craft Project Central this month is this Quilter's Christmas Sampler.

What quilter wouldn't love this receiving this Quilter's Christmas Sampler to adorn their sewing room wall at Christmas?! This 12" x 12" sampler looks as if it's made of fabric and will delight any person who loves to sew. Quilters, stampers, and crafters of all kinds have a lot in common - an appreciation of handmade projects made with love and patience. This sampler is no exception. Make one for your favorite friend who quilts/sews and "warm" their heart!

I had so much fun making this sampler. Each square has a lot of sparkle - here's close-up pictures of each of the squares.


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Happy Stamping,

Thursday, October 12, 2017


Paper crafters often have friends and family who need a last-minute card for a birthday, and, of course, they usually ask for one when you have the least amount of time to make it. Then there are those times when you remember a co-worker’s birthday as you’re running out the door and don’t have time to make a card. In this tutorial, you’ll make a box to hold birthday supplies, and we’ll use the Birthday Delivery Bundle – complete with the Birthday Delivery Photopolymer Stamp Set, Birthday Friends Framelits Dies, and Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper – to create coordinating cards, gift card envelopes, tags, and gift bags. This box is very easy to put together, so you may want to use an extra pack of the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper to make a set for a gift.

This adorable project was designed by Buffy Cooper:

Don't forget to sign up for October at Craft Project Central.com to get the complete tutorials for this and all this month's projects.

Happy Stamping,

Saturday, October 7, 2017

WINE ANYONE? - Craft Project Central

A bottle of wine is a lovely gift to have on hand for a housewarming gesture, a bring along to a party for the host, or a birthday/holiday treat for just about anyone! A special hand crafted wine tag or stamped card shows thought went into your practical gift of a bottle of wine!

This project was done by the awesome Cindy Brumbaugh:

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017


Welcome to the Creative Circle Design Team Blog Hop! I'm thrilled to tell you that we have two new Design Team Members - Jay Soriano and Stesha Bloodhart. Welcome to the team Jay and Stesha! 

Jay Soriano

Stesha Bloodhart
Be sure to check out their blogs (click on their names below) as well as the rest of the Designers. What a great team Liz is assembling!

This month's theme is all about a Haunted Halloween. Since I had never made a Halloween Sampler before, I decided to give it a try:

Samplers are like making nine 3" x 3" cards and placing them on a 12" x 12" cardstock. They are incredibly fun to put together and make a great gift.

I love to add Dazzling Diamonds to my finished samplers - the sparkle really makes the sampler come to life. I applied the Dazzling Diamonds with the Fine Tip Glue Pen. And yes, there is glitter all over my craft room but it was worth it!

I primarily used the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper from which I fussy-cut the cat, pumpkins, witches' hats, and tree. The little bats, ghosts, and Trick or Treat House are from the Sweet Home stamp set and the Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies. The sentiments, tombstones, and gate is from the Graveyard Gate stamp set and  matching Detailed Gate Thinlits Dies. The spider webs were die cut from the Seasonal Tags Framelits Dies and the haunted houses were die cut from the Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies. I used Very Vanilla, Basic Black, and Pumpkin Pie cardstocks.

Here's some close-ups of some of the squares:

 I hope you enjoyed my post - I would love to hear from you! Now let's go see what the talented Jay Soriano has for us! Click on the list of names at the end of this post.

Happy Stamping,