RemARKable Holiday Madness Blog Tour # 6

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Hello!  I have another card for you today.  This one uses some of my favorite things - stamps that coordinate with punches and embossing folders.  Stamp set is Perfect Punches and I markered the stamp so I could get both real red and old olive on it. It coordinates with the 1 3/4" scallop punch and then we have an even bigger scallop punch - 2 3/8!  The embossing folder is Petals a Plenty and I simply used the thin side of my stampin write marker in real red to make the dots in the center.  Old olive ribbon wraps it up!

RemARKable Holiday Madness Blog Tour - Post 5

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Welcome back to the tour.  There are some awesome ideas here so make sure you check them all out.
Today's project is a list pad.  We made a different version of these at my last stamp camp where we actually stamped images on the front.  This time I used the Deck the Halls Designer Paper and it was so pretty I just couldn't cover it up. I layered the piece on always Artichoke and then the holder is Cherry Cobbler.  The ribbon is the new seam binding in the Holiday Mini and it's so soft and flexible!  I was going to use DSP on the pen holder but then decided to to put it inside the pen.  Inside is half of a Jr. legal pad that Staples cut for me. These are great for lists for the grocery store, daily to do's, countdown to Christmas chores, wish lists, teacher gifts, etc. etc...


RemARKable Holiday Madness Blog Tour - # 4

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Have you seen My Digital Studio by Stampin' Up! ?  At first I wasn't interested in it, but then I kept seeing some really neat things people were using it for.  If you're like me (and most people these days) and have your camera card full of pictures or have a bunch saved on your computer and haven't gotten them all printed yet, or simply don't have much time, My Digital Studio would be wonderful for you.  It's incredibly easy and has options for those who don't want to put much "thinking" into it to the totally customizable computer savvy techie. I whipped up a few samples to show you:
This first card is actually one that is already designed and I did Nothing - just selected it!












This one I selected a premade layout and inserted a picture, selected the background paper, punch, and "stamp".  Oh - did you notice the brads on the ends of the punch?  Put them there too.  Done in about 3 minutes.



For the third one, I started with a blank card and added all of my elements. Even starting from scratch it didn't take very long.  Scrapbooking is tons faster with this.You can print your projects, save them to a disk and email them. You can choose sizes, embellishments, borders, stamps... There really is a lot you can do with this program, and there's no mess to clean up afterwards : ).  You can even add music and make a slide show, add hyperlinks and much more.  It's definitely worth checking out!!

RemARKable Holiday Madness Blog Tour - Day 3

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Hello!  The third idea I have for you on this tour  is made with aluminum sheets (hardware store), the Snowflake #2 die with the Big Shot, a votive candle, and our new Stampin' Glitter in Silver Glass from the Holiday Mini.  I cut 2 snowflakes out of the aluminum and bent one around a little votive candle so it would fit in the center.  Adhere the snowflakes together with glue dots.  What really makes this special is the chunky glitter around the outside of the votive - it's not like any other glitter I've seen.  I love it!  Makes quite a difference, don't you think?  Anyway, this would make a nice little gift or look fabulous on your table.  Let me know what you think - I love hearing your comments!


RemARKable Holiday Madness Blog Tour - Day 2

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Welcome back to the tour!  Thank you for visiting me - I hope you're enjoying all the great ideas we have to share.  Today I have an ornament that's fun to make.  It takes 12 quarter inch strips of paper, preferrably with different sides, six inches long.  I used the Deck the Halls designer paper in the Holiday Mini Catalog - love this paper!

This would be great as a package topper as well and the size can be adjusted.  Want to know how to make it?  Of course you do - here goes:
Weave 6 strips and glue down as shown and repeat with remaining 6 strips.  Adhere the tips of the top left and left top around the back to make a loop.  Repeat on other sides.  Once you have two of the lower right image you'll rotate one and put them together back to back - or front to back, whatever way you prefer.  Weave straight ends through and glue to connect.  Trim off anything that sticks out.  You're done!  I did add a little extra to mine, though.  I sprayed it all over with Frost White Shimer Paint mixed with alcohol.  Smooch spritz would look great too.  Pretty!

RemARKable Holiday Madness Blog Tour

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Welcome to the Remarkables Holiday Blog Tour!
I am sure you'll enjoy all the great ideas we have in store for you - all week long!
I'm going to start with a card.  I love to send and recieve Christmas cards.  Sometimes it's the only time of the year I hear from people - maybe even get a photo, so I always look forward to that.  Here's one I did with the Christmas Postcard stamp in the Holiday Mini.  I colored it in with a blender pen and the following inks:  Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, So Saffron, and Garden Green.  It's layered on a Top Note Die cut in Cherry Cobbler and then layered on an embossed Always Artichoke base (Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder).  This is a great card for mass producing and mailing, since it is "flat".  I love these colors together and most of you know I love my Big Shot, so I'm happy to die cut and emboss. Hope you like it too!


Halloween Treats

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Aren't these cute?  I figured I better show you something for Halloween before all the Christmas stuff.  I'm participating in a Holiday Blog Hop starting the 26th - so make sure to come back for that.
In the meantime, these are 1X8 clear bags filled with M&M's and an easy topper.  Batty for You is a great set to layer with punches and super fast.  Order your set now to get ready for your trick or treaters. : )

Friends Never Fade

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Here's my favorite card from stamp camp last night.  There's so many great ways to use this set with the coordinating Greenhouse Gala Designer paper.  Love the colors too - new Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red, Choc. Chip.

Happy New School Year!

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I hope everyone had a great summer.  I did, but with the kids undertoe 24/7, it didn't give me a lot of time to do my own thing and stamp.  I'm getting back in the swing and saw a card I just had to CASE on the demo website by Doris Denman.  I had just come up with 4 cards with the Friends Never Fade set for my class Friday night and then I saw this great idea with a great color combo (from the awesome new Color Coach!).
As usual, it looks better in person, but isn't it striking?  The colors are Concord Crush, Melon Mambo and Pear Pizzazz.  The flower is embossed and cut out on shimmer paper and colored with the blender pen , then attached on top of the stamped image.  The cute little flowers under the image are from the Hostess Set Because I Care.  So pretty!