Wednesday, December 6, 2017


Merry Christmas from the Team and welcome to the December Blog Hop! This month we are using a fabulous 3D designed by Liz Holloway - it's a church with a steeple. But I changed mine up and made Santa's Workshop instead. I made the windows square and cut down the steeple and voila! A workshop for Santa.

I used Real Red and Garden Green cardstock. I embossed the workshop with the Brick Wall Embossing Folder. I stamped the door using the Hardwood Stamp and Garden Green ink. The door knob is a silver mini-brad.

I keep the decoration simple - just a sprig or two from the Pretty Pines Thinlits. The bows are from the same thinlits and I cut them from Red Glitter Paper. The windows are lined with vellum and I used stringed mini-beads (from my local craft store) to line the door and windows.

I put mini LED lights inside the workshop and the glow was so pretty, even though it's hard to tell in the picture.

I couldn't resist putting this Santa in the picture!

I hope you enjoyed my project - just click on our team members below and be amazed to see all the ways we designed this 3D.

Merry Christmas!

Monday, November 20, 2017


 Welcome to the Creative Inking Blog Hop!  This month we're featuring Holiday gift ideas. These small gifts are perfect for office mates, neighbors and friends. The added bonus is that they are easy to make. Purchase a small wood picture frame and a Fannie May chocolate snowman, and the rest is a cinch. I learned how to make the purse from my friend Cindy Brumbaugh, who gave a similar purse and picture frame to me at a 3D swap last year. 

I made two of the same projects, one in more traditional Christmas colors and one a bit classier in black/white/silver. The purse gift bag stands about 4 1/2" (excluding handles):

Here they are with the wood frames. All I added were some pine boughs from the "Pretty Pines Thinlits" and holly/berries from the "Holly Berry Builder" punch.   

The project above uses Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green inks and cardstocks; the project below uses Basic Black Ink and Whisper White cardstock. The trim is in Silver Foil. 

I love using the Designer Series paper from Stampin' Up with it's double-sided designs.  I used both the "Be Merry" and "Merry Little Christmas" paper packs.  Here's the purse gift bag insides:

Easy peasy. Now onward to the Chocolate Snowman. This little stand-up box is a little more complicated, but the decorating ideas for it are endless. The box stands about 5" tall and 3" wide. Again, I chose simple decorating:

Here's the candy along with the frame - they both fit nicely in the purse gift bag:

I hope you enjoyed my post. Please click on the links below to see all the glorious creations by following along with our hop!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017


Welcome to the Creative Circle Design Team Blog Hop. This month the theme is "Thankful" and I am truly thankful to all my fellow stamper blog readers and supporters! Thank you!

I love giving gifts and Thanksgiving is a great time to express your gratitude. These two gifts are so easy to make:

 I purchased a burlap covered frame from my favorite local craft store and a set of votive candles (pumpkin spice, of course) from my local Dollar Store.  I stamped the leaves from "Vintage Leaves" stamp set with Versamark and embossed with Copper Embossing Powder. The effect was beautiful and I wish the pictures reflected the copper embossing better.

I fussy-cut the leaves, but you could use the Leaflet Framelits that coordinate with this stamp set. I added the 5/8" Burlap Ribbon and a few copper brads that I had in my stash.

Here's a close-up of the candle set - again, all the leaves and the sentiment are copper embossed. I cut my own tag out of a piece of burlap and used the Lots of Label Framelits to back the sentiment.

I hope you enjoyed my project. I would love to hear from you. Follow the links below to see what other awesome projects our team has for you!

I hope you and your family have the best Thanksgiving ever.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

FALL TABLE DECOR - October Bonus Project

Are you ready for the Fall season? No matter where you live, with this project you can bring some Fall (or Thanksgiving) feel into your home. Dress up your table with pretty paper leaves. Make a paper pumpkin, a slip-on silverware cozy/name holder, a greeting card… and decorate a candle. This is the perfect project for the season with the gorgeous colors.

Every month Craft Project Central has a bonus project. Tutorials for the bonus project can be obtained by subscribing to any of the three, six or 12 month subscription packages, that include this month's projects.

October's gorgeous bonus project was designed by Monika Davis:

Happy Stamping,