Monday, September 26, 2016

Happy BIrthday, Mike!

Today is our son's Birthday and I decided to make him a box card.  These cards are so addicting and fun to make.  Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

August Monthly Stamp Group

Hi everyone, just wanted to share what stampers made at my monthly stamp group in August.  I've been doing things a little differently for the past several months and I think it has helped.  I set up 3 tables in my garage at the farm house and have a project at each one to do.  The ladies then can sit and make each project and don't have to feel rushed.   The 2 cards we made were inspired by a wonderful stampin' friend, Lyssa Z.  The project in front is a travel kleenex pack covered with DSP.
Here are the hostesses gifts given to my mother/daughter hostesses for the month.  Thanks for looking everyone!  Have a great day!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Stampin Addicts Fall Holiday Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to the 2016 annual Stampin' Addicts Fall Holiday Blog Hop.  This hop begins Friday, Sept 2 at noonest and runs through Sunday September 4th.  For your convenience if you want to hop later on or check back on some info we have added perma links to make it easier to find our post.  Oh boy!  there are so many wonderful new fun products in our Holiday catalog this years and I am so excited that we get to showcase some of them for you.  I think Fall is my favorite time of year.  There are 6 stops on this hop and if you are follow in order then you have just arrived from Yapha's Blog where she did an amazing job showcasing the stamp set Totally Trees.  Didn't she do a great job?  So now it's my turn to inspire you with some Halloween fun using the stamp set Spooky Fun bundled with the Halloween Scenes Edgelits Dies.
Here is a group shot of my projects I made.  Ooooooo!  This is gonna be so fun!
 For my first project I took my inspiration from the Holiday catalog.  It should an example using the stamp set to make a treat sack.  So I played around with it and come up with this card.  The DSP I used for my projects is also found in the Holiday catty and called Halloween Night.

I had sooo much fun making this box card.  Eeekkkk!  This is such a fun style of card to make.  It folds up to fit nicely in an envelope and then makes a wonderful WOW!  When opened up.  I think my grandsons will love this one.
 Heheheheeee!  My last project is a little witchy fun luminary.  I made a base to fit the box down into and added some of the trees to the outside for a better spooky effect and added a few tombstones.  The window coverings of the box were made from the framelit die envelopes.  I love the thicker texture and frostiness of the look it gives.  I keep my framelits and edgelits in binders on magnetic sheets so they are just taking up space.  I was very happy with how it turned out.  Well that's all I have for you today.  Now it's time to hop on over to Rhonda's blog and see the fun and exciting projects she has for us using the stamp set Cookie Cutter Halloween.  Oh, It's gonna be good!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Summer Stamp Camp Projects

We had a great time last weekend during our stamp camp.  Here are the 12 projects Kelly and I had available to make.  Thank you to fellow demonstrators who share their inspiration and give us wonderful ideas to draw from.  Also our Idea book is full of great samples too!
Group shot of the projects

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Stampin Friends Sumner Fun Blog Hop

Hello! and welcome to this months Stampin' Friends Blog Hop.  I am so excited to be a guest designer for this months Hop!  This month's theme is Summer Fun.  Each of the stops features a card and a 3D item, so do be sure and check out all the stops.  If you are following the Hop in order then you have just arrived from Elizabeth Jeanne's blog where she wow'ed us with her great projects.  If 
you somehow missed her blog you can click the Previous Button below and head back to check it out.
This month we have 3 awesome guests hoppers:
Twila Davis:  That's me!  Eeekk!
I am so excited be a guest once again with this wonderful group of talented stampers.  So let's get on to my projects.  Since the theme is summer I went with a fun fishy set of projects.
 I decided to make a fun shaker card and a matching activity box for a car ride for my grandsons.
 If you have never made a shaker card you have got to try it.  Stampin' Up! makes it super easy now that they carry Foam Adhesive Strips.  They also have Clear Window Sheets in their inventory.  The stamp set I chose to showcase is Seaside Shore.  I had made this card for my last stamp camp and don't know why I didn't emboss the blue with the new Seaside emboss folder but I did for this card and love how much it really made the card pop!  I used the 2" Circle punch for my window and glued a 2 1/2" square of the Window Sheet behind that thed added a circle of the Foam stip before adding the fishy stamped image, masking the fish to make the plant look like it was behind the fish.  With the help of the Lots of Labels framelits I think the card turned out just "swimmingly".
 For my 3D project I thought it would be fun to create a fun travel box for my grandsons.  I am sure I will have to make 2 more as they are triplets.  The By The Shore DSP was a perfect choice for the background to cover one of the Wide Stamp Cases from Stampin' Up!  Finishing it off is some of the yummy new Ruched Dapper Denim Ribbon.
I added a covered magnetic sheet of dsp to the inside of the case and then made some fish magnets for some added fun.  Also a little pocket in the bottom for notes.  I added a notebook that I trimmed to fit inside and topped it off with some more of the By The Shore DSP.  All was let to do was alter an ink pen to match and that completed my project.

I hope you liked my projects.  And if you have a minute to leave me a comment, I would love to here what you thought of them.

Did you know the Stampin' Friends Blog Hop is having a Mystery Giveaway and you can earn multiple chances to win?!!!  Don't forget to comment with #SFJulyHop before July 24 at midnight for a chance to win this awesome giveaway!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  It's always a treat to have you visit!  I hope you will continue on along the hop to see what amazing creations the rest of the crew have made to share with you.  Please click the Next button to see what the fabulous Lynn Streifert has to share with us.  If you get lost along the hop feel free to use the Blog Roll below to navigate as your way back.  Have a great day and happy hopping! - Twila

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Monthly Stamp Group Projects

Here are the projects we did this past week in my monthly stamp group at the farm.  When I saw Audrey Coons "light bulb" card I knew I had to case it.  I did a few simple things different. as to try and make it simply for a group to stamp.  Instead of watercoloring the yellow for the bulb I used the one of the leaf stamps from the new set Bunch of Blossoms.  I also used the speckle stamp from Gorgeous Grunge,  The little Fox Hershey tent came from Brenda Quintana's Blog were you can always find fun Hershey Kiss idea's.
This fun little box holds a candy bar and was Tammy's gift for hostessing this month along with a little bag of dsp and paper and other goodies.
Here is what it looks like on the inside.  Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog today and as always have a great day!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Stampin' Addicts New In Color Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Stampin' Addicts In Color Blog Hop.  This hop begins June 10 and runs through June 12 we have added permalinks so if you ever want to hop again you will be able to do so.  I am so excited about these new incolors!  We have some really fun ideas lined up showcasing the colors so I hope you will hop all the way through.  There are 5 stops on the hop so it shouldn't take that long to view.  If you are following the hop in order then you have just arrived from Tanya's Blog where she showcased the new In Color Emerald Envy.  Didn't she do a wonderful job showcasing that beautiful new green!  Now it is my turn to showcase the new In Color Flirty Flamingo so here we go...
I had so much fun creating with this new In Color.  Let's take a closer look at my projects.
The first card I created I really wanted the color to "pop" so I backed it with Basic Black and I think that did the trick.  The saying I used for my card is from the new stamp set "Bunch of Blossoms" as is the flower I stamped and punched out with the "Blossom Builder" punch that goes with the stamp set.  You can bundle it and save 10%!  I also used some of the Flirty Flamingo DSP from the In Color DSP Stack.
My second project is a very simple one layer card.  Sometimes it's nice to just sit and just stamp and see what you come up with and not worry about layering.  Again the saying is from the "Bunch of Blossoms" stamp set.  The flower stamp I used is from the "Fresh Fruit" stamp set.
Oh!  This last project was sooo fun to make.  It's a 7 1/2" x 5 1/2" puzzle that you can send in the mail.  I used the stamp set "Fresh Fruit" for all of the puzzle pieces.   My tag was made using the stamp set "Thoughtful Banners".   I used our gorgeous new ribbon to make a pretty bow and then punch out 3 tags with the new "Classic Label" punch.  Adding one in our Glimmer Silver Paper helped to draw attention to the tag.   I also added a few small rhinestones to the puzzle itself to brighten it a bit.  I altered the boarder around the puzzle with more of the DSP Stack and made a matching envelope.   I hope you have enjoyed my projects I had to share with you and now it's time to hop over to Sara's Blog and see all the beautiful projects that she has made for us using the new In Color Peakaboo Peach.  Can't wait Sara!  Happy "Hopping" everyone!

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Stampin' Addicts Retiring Stamp Set Blog Hop for 2016

   Hello and welcome to another fun Blog Hop featuring creations from my Stampin' Addicts friends and me.  Wondering what a "Hop" is?  Well it's a group of bloggers who have linked their blog posts together so when you click on the next link or previous link it will take you to the next blog or previous blog until you complete the journey back to the original blog you started at.  So you can start anywhere.  If you have been following the "Hop" in order then you have just arrived from Heidi's Blog where she featured the retiring Stamp Set "Everything Eleanor".  Love her creations!
   So there are 7 stops on this "Hop" and I am stop #5.  I have chosen the stamp set "Hello Life" and the "Hello Life" kit for my featured projects.
My first project features the kit and stamp set.  This is such a super fun kit to put together and customize any way you want.  I chose to use pictures of my 3 year old triplet grandsons.  I didn't care for the yarn pom-poms that were suppose to be made for the banner at the top so I used my Scallop Circle Punch to make my pom-poms.  I also used the Rotary stamp that is on the retiring list for the boys' names.  The kit comes with all kinds of fun stuff and even extra stuff so you can make more projects...
My second project is just a fun, happy card made with some leftovers from the kit and then stamped with a saying from the stamp set...
So I did some more stuff that make's me happy and created a 12 x 12 scrapbook page using my leftovers from the kit and stamping a bit more with the stamp set.  Again using the Rotary stamp for their names.  And that is all I have for you.  I hope you have enjoyed my projects.  Now it's time to "Hop" on over to Tanya's Blog and see what great ideas she has come up with using the stamp set "Sea Street".  So just click on the box that says Next Blog and it will take you right to her blog.  Thanks again for "Hopping" with us and have a super day!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

It's Time To "T" Off!

Here is a custom order I made for a customer for her son's High School Graduation party. She gave me some ideas from pinterest and I tweeked them a bit. Fun job!  I used an old golf stamp set that belong to a friend of mine.  It's always fun to run cardstock though the Big Shot in an embossing folder to add texture.  It really makes projects "pop".
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check back starting tomorrow I'm "Hopping" with The Stampin' Addicts all weekend.  So please stop back by and check out our projects we have made using some of the retiring stamp sets from Stampin' Up!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Spring Stamp Camp Projects

 A couple of weeks ago we held our Spring Stamp Camp.  We had such a good time making these fun projects.  Thanks to everyone who came and got "crafty" with us!
Group shot of the 12 projects we made.
 Checkbook cover, fun monster card, little purse Hershey Nugget holder, and a Birthday card.  All of my projects except for the checkbook cover were projects ideas from other demos.
 These are Kelly's projects
Shannon's projects

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Metallics Glitter Tape by Stampin’ Up!

Check out one of my favorite new Sale-a-bration products!  I am so excited!  I love it!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Last NIght's Workshop

Here is a cheap, fun and easy hostess gift.  Found some Weekly Planners on sale at Dollar general for 50 cents and altered it.  I used inspiration from a card swap I received at convention last year.
Here are the 2 cards we made at last night's workshop.  The birthday balloons were made suing the Extra Large Oval Punch and the Tree Builder Punch.  And the card is a cas card from convention.  Thanks for stoppin by!  Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Just For You

Today I'm sharing a cas card that I made from my stampin' friend Teresa Simpson's shoebox swap card.  Mine is on the left and hers is on the right.  Notice how you can get a completely different look just by changing up the colors and cardstock.  I think this may be one of my favorite stamp sets that you can get for FREE during Sale-a-bration with a $50 purchase.  Below is the stamp set and all the sayings it comes with.
Have a super day everyone and thanks for looking!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Stampin' Addicts 2016 Occasions Blog Hop

Hello Stampers! and welcome to Stampin' Addicts Occasions Catalog Blog Hop.  There are eight stops on the Hop so be sure and complete the circle so you can view all the super ideas we have come up with for your enjoyment.  Now if you are following the Hop in order then you have just arrived from Tanya's Blog Tinkerin-in-ink where she wow'd us with her projects featuring the stamp set Birthday Blooms.  Weren't they beautiful!  So now it's my turn.  The set I chose to feature is actually a bundle Number of Years which means there is a stamp set and a set of thinlits dies that goes with it and you save 15% if you buy the set.  Wohoo!
My mom just turned 80 this month and what a perfect stamp set to use to make a card for her to celebrate the wonderful occasion.  Along with that stamp set and thinlits set I also used the Brick Wall emboss folder and a piece of the beautiful paper from the new Love Blossoms DSP stack.  I wanted to add a scalloped edge to the focal point but since we don't have any current border punches I looked  through my thinlits and found that the Cutie Pie set had a scallop border thinlit so that's what I used.  The cardstock and ink: Blushing Bride, Rose Red, and Garden Green.  I added a small gold cord bow to finish it off.
I chose to make a pop-up card for my second card.  Also a fun little punch art bear card.  I used from the new Birthday Bouquet DSP for the front of my card.  The Happy Birthday Saying is from one of the new SAB sets.
Now for the FUN part.  Inside the card is the #2 and the phrase "Look Who's Turning" popping up from the top of it.  The Hooray is from the same SAB set as the Happy Birthday stamp set.  In the lower left hand corner I added a small cupcake with 2 candles from the fun new Party Punch Pack.
Here is another side view so you can see how I cut the card base to make a popup square.  I adhered some transparency strips to the back of the #2 to make the saying look like it was floating.  I hope you have enjoyed my projects.  Now it's time to Hop on over to Heidi's Blog RunningwScissorsStamper and see the creative and fun projects she has made using the stamp set Balloon Celebration.  Thanks again for joining us and hope you are inspired by our creativity.  Have a great day!