Valentine Candy Wrapper

This is another project we are going to make at our January club meeting.  I {heart} this Bigz L Die Candy Wrapper that is in the holiday mini.  This die cuts and scores the paper for the perfect wrapper for any holiday or birthday.  I made one without a texture impressions folder and one with the square lattice texture.  I used two different ways to tie the ends.  Cute, huh?

without texture

with texture

back without texture

back with texture

Materials used are stampin’ up! Unless noted
Stamps: love you much
Paper: cherry cobbler, jolly holiday, very vanilla
Ink: cherry cobbler
Accessories: square lattice impressions folder, off white grosgrain ribbon (other), off white brads (other), dimensionals
Punches: scallop circle, heart to heart, 1' circle
Techniques: 3d

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Snowman Box

This is another top note project I have been wanting to make for awhile.  The snowman design is from Tammy Beaver.  I love all the top note characters she has made and hope to make all of them by the end of next year.

The box is a die for the Big Shot called Fancy Favor.  Love it!

Materials used are stampin’ up! Unless noted
Stamps: none
Paper: whisper white, black, cherry cobbler, Orange (other)
Ink: marina mist
Accessories: fancy favor die, top note die, clear rhinestone brad
Punches: scallop circle, 1" circle, 3/4" circle, snowflake (other)
Techniques:big shot, 3D

Staying with the snowman theme, I took this picture while we were at my parents.  I love this little snowman my parents have on their deck.  I was playing with textures in Photoshop Elements to change the look.

Straight out of camera (SOOC)


I used textures from Rita at her CoffeeShop Blog and a texture from Jerry Jones at ShowHouseCreations Blog.  I like how they brightened the snowman's face.  I lowered the opacity on the textures, so they don't show a lot.

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His & Hers Valentine

I made one of these cards a long time ago, and knew I wanted to show my club members how to make them for special occasions.  Since Christmas is over and New Year's Eve is this week, I thought I better start preparing for Valentine's Day.  This would get Valentine's Day on their minds and they can start planning their projects.

I started making the "hers" lunch bag valentine card, but knew I better make a "his" one too.  With all the boys in my house, I am more apt to use the "his" one.  I guess I can use the "hers" for teacher gifts.

Here are the close-ups of the individual cards.

Materials used are stampin’ up! Unless noted
Stamps: I {heart} hearts, filled with love
Paper: melon mambo, whisper white, cherry cobbler
Ink: melon mambo, cherry cobbler
Accessories: rhinestones, 5/8" organza ribbon, dimensionals
Punches: ticket corner small, scallop trim border
Techniques: basic stamping

Materials used are stampin’ up! Unless noted
Stamps: I {heart} hearts, textured jumbo wheel, filled with love
Paper: crumb cake, cherry cobbler, chocolate chip
Ink: cherry cobbler, chocolate chip
Accessories: chocolate ribbon (retired), antique brass brads, dimensionals
Punches: ticket corner punch small, 1 3/8" x 5/8" oval, 1 3/4" x 7/8" oval
Techniques: basic stamping

This is why is is called a lunch bag card.  I used a ordinary paper lunch bag to put inside it to hold a gift card.

Cute, huh?

There is a great promotion going on right now.  Check it out!


Details: Valentine's Day is the second biggest holiday for sending cards, and during the Filled with Love promotion, you can get an exclusive package of Designer Series Paper perfect for creating cards for family, friends, classmates, and more!

From December 17, 2010 through January 24, 2011, get a FREE package of Bitty Buttons--a $4.95 value--when you purchase an exclusive Filled with Love Bundle. See details below.

Wood-Mount Item Wood-Mount Price Clear-Mount Item Clear-Mount Price 
Filled with Love Bundle
Contains the Filled with Love Set* and Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack 
124380 $32.90 124381 $26.90 
Lleno de Amor Bundle
Contains the Lleno de Amor Set* and Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack 
124382 $32.90 124383 $26.90 
Plein d'amour Bundle
Contains the Plein d'amour Set* and Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack 
124384 $32.90 124385 $26.90 
Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack (non-bundled)
12 sheets total: three 12" x 12" sheets of two double-sided designs in Real Red and Pretty in Pink 
124156 $9.95 --- --- 

*Featured on p. 43 of the 2010 Holiday Mini Catalog

 Things to Remember:

  • You must use the promotional bundle item number to receive the free buttons.
  • You can also purchase the exclusive Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack alone for $9.95 (item 124156). There is no limit to the number of packs of Love Patterns Designer Series Paper that you can purchase. See the flyer for more information. Free Bitty Buttons are not included with the purchase of only the paper pack.
  • This promotion has no limits. You will receive a free package of Bitty Buttons for every bundle you purchase.
  • The Filled with Love Bundles include the Filled with Love Set from the 2010 Holiday Mini Catalog. Although the Holiday Mini sales period ends January 3, 2011, this stamp set will continue to be available for purchase through January 24, 2011
Start planning your Valentine's projects today.

Click flyer to enlarge.

I will show you some projects with this set soon.

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Playing with Actions

I have taken a couple of online classes regarding action with Amanda from Everyday Elements.  I need a lot more practice and I need to review my class materials and tutorials.  I decided to take the time to play with a picture I took of Tanner on Christmas day.  This is his new buddy "Spike".  It is a pillow.  It is a pet.  It is a pillow pet.  I have heard him say that so many times.  LOL!

The first picture is straight of out the camera (SOOC).  

This picture is using Deep 1 & 2 Actions from Amanda at Everyday Elements.

 This is after I used the two deep cleans and added AMP Berries & Cream Action from Amy McMaster.

 This is after I used the two deep cleans from Amanda and added Coffeeshop Simply Vintage from Rita

Oh!  If I had more time or slept less, I could play more.

Which one do you like?

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So Blessed

First, the boys got Lego Rock Band for Christmas and I am as addicted as they are to playing it.  LOL!  They can talk me into playing any time.  If they play without me, I ask them why they didn't ask....hee hee!  Even Grandma Burmeister rocked the house with us on Christmas Day.

I want to show you the handmade Christmas cards I received this year.  I love, love, love when I go to my mailbox and see the cards waiting to be opened.  I can't wait to see what my friends and family have taken the time the create.  I am so blessed to have all of you who follow my blog in my life.  I have made some great friendships, since I started blogging.

I can't find a couple of cards, so if I find them I will post them later.  Some of the cards didn't make it back to my desk, because I would take them to show the boys.  Our house needs a drastic Fly Lady hot spot treatment.

Barb Walker

Beverly Pettis

Cheri Ball (my cousin)

Jen ten Bensel

Lori Tecler

Lynn Mercurio

Pat Silvia

Sharli Frederickson

My Hedgehog is from Jeanne Tomshack.
Love it!

I need to create January club projects this week, so I will post them when I can.  Rock Band is calling...LOL!

Have a Happy New Year!

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Merry Christmas

I want to wish all of you who celebrate this wonderful season a very Merry Christmas.
Jesus is the reason for the season!

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Flurry of Thanks

I decided to make some thank you cards, because we encourage our boys to write thank yous to everyone who give them Christmas presents.  I made a card very similar to this one at Kim's last year.  I love using a 6 x 6 piece of paper for the card base.  Score it at 3 inches and you have a 3 x 6 card that fits right into the small office envelopes.  I got four card bases out of one 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock.  I used irridescent ice on the snowflake and remembered how much I love that product.

I used Night of Navy craft ink and sprinkled irridescent ice over it.  Then I set it with my heat gun. Love it!  Don't ya love how the stamp fits perfectly in this punch?  You know, I do!

You can see it sparkle just a little on the close-up.  Oh, how pretty it makes this snowflake glitter.

Materials used are stampin’ up! Unless noted
Stamps: simple snowflake, all holidays
Paper: blue (other), whisper white, night of navy
Ink: night of navy craft, night of navy classic
Accessories: rhinestone brad
Punches: modern label, word window, snowflake
Techniques: embossing

This is my last post for a little while.  I have a lot of things to get ready for the holidays, so I am taking a little vacation from my blog.  I hope to see you back here soon.

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Many Tags

This is another stamp set my friend, Kim keeps telling me I need to buy.  We made a bunch of these at her house last week, and I love them.  I needed tags for gifts, and this is such a cute and easy way to make them.  There are just a few weeks left to purchase this set from the holiday mini, but if you have My Digital Studio I have great news for you.  It is one of the newer downloads you can purchase for just $5.95.  Looks like I will be getting this set after all.  YAY!  For more of the newest downloads see below.

Oh, I keep forgetting to mention....if you request my newsletter, don't forget to enter your email address.  My newsletter is electronic.  I need the email address of Susan B.  Please send it to and I will add you to my list.  Thank you!

Materials used are stampin’ up! Unless noted
Stamps: tags til christmas
Paper: whisper white
Ink: marina mist, cherry cobbler, old olive
Accessories: silver cord, old olive marker, early expresso marker
Punches: decorative label, ornament xl, 1 3/4" circle


Our latest digital downloads are here--and more are on the way for the month of December! If you would like to view our complete list of My Digital Studio download offerings, go to HERE.  I am definitely getting Extreme Skateboarder and Guitar.

Item Description Image Price 
124215 Extreme Snowboard Stamp Brush  $0.95 
124218 Extreme Surfboard Stamp Brush  $0.95 
124217 Extreme Skateboard Stamp Brush  $0.95 
124219 Extreme Dirt Bike Stamp Brush  $0.95 
124216 Extreme Guitar Stamp Brush  $0.95 
123991 Style Beautiful Stamp Brush Set  $3.95 
123992 Lap of Luxury Designer Series Paper  $4.95 
123990 Elements of Style Stamp Brush Set  $3.95 
123989 Teahouse Stamp Brush  $1.95 
123988 Charming Stamp Brush Set $3.95 


Create a miracle and help a child with the 2010 Stampin' Up! Christmas ornament! Patterned after the Christmas Collage background stamp, this beautiful photo frame ornament becomes a keepsake with photos or handcrafted holiday art. Plus, $2.00 from the sale of each Christmas ornament will be donated to Children's Miracle Network!

 2010 Stampin' Up! Christmas Ornament 

Order yours today

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