Saturday, October 22, 2016

Ocotber 2016 Craft Project Central - Project #8

Time for another Craft Project Central project Sneak Peak.  Today's project is designed by:

Paisleys & Posies Card Set & Purse! 
Paisleys are all the rage right now, and this card set will be perfect for all paisley-lovers! This set includes two different card designs, and three need to be made of each to fill the cute purse-box that goes with it. This project features the beautiful Petals & Paisleys Suite of products. Make one as a gift, and make another one for yourself. This would also make a great product-based class.

If you would like the tutorial for this and other projects for the month of October, head on over to  Craft Project Central and sign up for this month.  For just $10 it's a steal!  Happy stampin' everyone!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Stampin Friends October Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin Friends October Blog Hop.  I am so happy to have you join us!  This months Hop theme is Thanksgiving / Thank You.  If you have been following the hop in order then you have just arrived from Cindy Waldroff's Blog.  You will continue to follow the hop by clicking on the next button at the bottom of this post and you will make a loop back to where you started.

This month we are excited to have 2 guest hoppers with us this month.  Be sure and check out their blogs and their wonderful creations.

I think Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, along with the beautiful fall colors it's a time of year that I reflect on all my blessings and everything I am thankful for.  With that being said the project I chose to make was a 12 x 12 scrapbook page.
I used Stampin' Up! beautiful fall Specialty Designer Series Paper Petals and Paisleys for the background and trim.  The sentiment stamp Thankful, Grateful & Blessed from Paisleys and Posies was perfect for my Theme.  

I used the top part of the stamp and then diecut the word Blessed using the Large Letter Framlits.  Adding a few diecut leaves from the Leaflet Framelits set finished the project off.  I am sure a picture of my triplet grandsons will be my choice for this special page.
For my matching card I kept with the same theme and background.
I love it when you leave comments - and if you leave a comment on or before October 23 you will be entered into the Mystery Giveaway  and who doesn't love FREE stuff!  Please comment with the #SFOctHop in your comment.
Thank you for stopping by and now it's time to hop on over to Lynn Streifert's Blog.

Here is a complete list of all the hoppers this month.

  1. Kirsteen Gill -
  2. Cindy Waldroff-
  3. Twila Davis -
  4. Lynn Streifert-
  5. Melissa Thomas-
  6. Kim Lamos-
  7. Stacey Lane-
  8. Carolina Evans -

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

October 2016 Craft Project Central - Project #7

Today is the launch of a sneak peek of Project #7 for the October Craft Project Central.

Today's project is designed by:

Merriest Wishes Tags & Gift Box Set!

Gift packaging is something we need throughout the year, especially during the holidays!  This gift box is designed to include four individual compartments, just perfect for the Merriest Wishes gift tags.  The tutorial also includes four gift tag designs. The tags can be easily customized to your favorite colors, images, or greetings, from the Merriest Wishes/Merry Tags Bundle.  Just make four of each design and you will have sixteen beautiful tags to give to that special person this year.  Or, you can leave off the divider and fill the Gift Box with candies!  The Gift Box containing the candy uses Candy Cane Christmas and Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper.

You can find this project and more at Craft Project Central.

Have a great day everyone and thanks for looking!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

October 2016 Craft Project Central Project #6

I am excited today because today is the day that my project is featured at Craft Project Central and I get to share a sneak peak of it here with you today.  Here is the my project introduction.

It’s time to start thinking about decorating for the holidays and here is a great project to help you get a jump start for your Thanksgiving and Christmas Décor.  This project will make the fun mantel piece for both as it is double sided.  Just turn it around after Thanksgiving is over and you are ready for Christmas!

Boxes Of Thoughts!

And now for a fun giveaway!  I have the opportunity to give away a FREE one month subscription to Craft Project Central to one lucky winner.  Getting entered in the drawing is easy.  Here is what you do.  Just leave a comment when you see the sneak peak photo of my project by clicking on this link:  Craft Project Central Boxes Of Thoughts.  On Sunday, October 23 I will use a random generator to select a winner and post it to my blog.  So be sure and check back to see if you are the winner!         

 Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Fall Stamp Camp Projects

Here are all the fun projects we made at our Fall Stamp Camp.  I would like to thank all the wonderful demos who share their talents with us so that we can in turn share with our customers and friends.  Too many Cases to name.
My projects
Kelly's projects
Shannon's projects
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day everyone!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

October 2016 Craft Project Central - Project #5

It's time for another Craft Project Central Project Post.  This fun christmas Project can be done with your kids and was created by:

Kid's DIY Christmas!

Children love to give gifts that they’ve made. How many of us have proudly worn a macaroni necklace created by one of our favorite children? This project will show you how to help your child create a gift that is useful and lasting. Best of all, children will learn a little about science and gardening. Fun and cheerful tags using the Here’s to Cheers bundle from the Stampin’ Up! 2016 Holiday Catalog complete the gifts, and they’re packaged in the 6” x 12” Gusseted Cellophane Bags. Use the leftover bags to create a cute wreath to hang on your front door. Children will be proud that they helped with décor and gift giving this season. This would make a fun class for older elementary or middle school children, or for children and parents.

If this project sounds like something you would enjoy making, then head on over to Craft Project Central and sign up for this months worth of Projects.  For $10 it's a steal! 

Have a great day everyone!   Twila

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

October 2016 Craft Project Central - Project #4

 Craft Project Central's 4th project for the month of October was created by Cindy Brumbaugh.

And the name of her project is:

A Birthday Fiesta

Let’s have a Fiesta! In this tutorial, you will find six cards designed with the Birthday Fiesta Suite of stamps, framelits, Designer Series Paper, and Festive Embossing Folder- one of them is even a Christmas card! They are all tucked in a card box to give as a gift, too.  This tutorial would be great for demonstrators to use for a Product Class since it includes two fun fold cards.

If you like what you see hop on over to Craft Project Central and sign up for this month's round of great projects!  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 10, 2016

October 2016 Craft Project Central - Project #3

Today's Craft Project Central's project for this month was created by Julie Beltramo.

And the name of her project is:

Thankful Gift Ensemble!

This project provides a plethora of ways to give thanks for the coming Thanksgiving Holiday, or for anytime you want to just be thankful! In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to quickly transform a Spiral Memo Pad into a Personal Thankful Journal. The Gift Bag Punch Board makes the coordinating Note Card Holder a snap to create, and just the right size to hold a plentiful stack of Note Cards to write all your thoughts and memories on. You’ll also make a simple, but trendy Tagged Mason Jar to hold all your thankful Note Cards. Be sure to include a Project Life Journaling Pen to write on the Note Cards that will fill the Jar. And, of course, the Thinking of You Card is the perfect partner to any or all of these projects for gift giving! 

Hope you all will join us for this months round at Craft Project Central.  Thanks for stopping by and come back soon!


Friday, October 7, 2016

Stampin' Addicts Winter Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Winter / Holiday Blog Hop.  We are so happy that you have decided to join us for this fun hop featuring stamp sets and products from the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini.  There are 6 stops on this hop so if you have been following the hop in order then you have just arrived from Sara's Blog where she featured the stamp set "Christmas Pines". She did such a beautiful job, didn't she?  I can't wait to CAS some of them.  Now if you have just started the hop here at my blog be sure and hop all the way around till you come back to mine so you don't miss any of the great craftiness of my friends.  Now on to my projects.  I chose to showcase the stamp set "Cookie Cutter Christmas" which just happens to have a matching punch called "Cookie Cutter Builder Punch" and if you buy the 2 products as a bundle you save 10%!  I love it when I can save money.  So let's get started.
This was such a fun set to work and having a matching punch made for fun & quick craftiness.
For my first project I made a quick and easy card using the reindeer stamp and cookie cutter punch.  The card base is Crumb Cake as is the reindeer.  I used Early Espresso Classic Ink.  The Merry Christmas Saying is from the stamp set "Greetings From Santa".  I use some of the Candy Cane Lane DSP to add some cheery layers to my card.
Project #2 was actually the first project I did.  I had this in my mind for awhile now.  I found some cute little red mittens at Joann Fabric and knew I wanted to use them for something.  I came up with a magnetic Tic Tac Toe tin.  I used the Santa and Reindeer stamps for this fun project.  I again chose to use some of the Candy Cane Lane DSP for the background.  The tin actually opens up and after you put your game pieces in the mittens you can keep them in the tin until you are ready to play again.  I think my triplet grandsons will have fun with this game tin.
This last fun little project was actually a fun project I found on pinterest.   Lou Kitzleman had made a reindeer and used a cork for it's body.  I found these cute little Rolos in a mixed bag of candy and thought they would be perfect!  For the body of the reindeer I punched out 2 more of the cookie cutter punched images the cut off the ears.  I then used the Early Espresso Stamp'in Write Marker to add hooves and outline to his legs.  
Thank you for stoping by to look at my projects.  I hope you can find some inspiration from them and make them your own.  Now it's time to hop on over to Yapha's Blog and see the super fun projects she has made using the stamp set "Fa-la-la-la Friends".  Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

October 2016 Craft Project Central Project #2

Today is the launch for the second project for Craft Project Central.  The project was created by Regina Andari and features a set of card.  If you love the sneak peak picture and would love the step by step tutorial on how to make them then just go to Craft Project Central.   

“Basket of Wishes” Scraplings!

There are several interpretations of “scraplings”, and in this tutorial a scrapling is a card (or tag or any other creation) that gets its start from a scrap of cardstock or paper . . . or both!  Although the cards in this tutorial get their start from full sizes of cardstock and are presented with exact measurements, the intention is that you will feel inspired to create cards and tags of all shapes and sizes from your stash of scraps.  When you need to create a quick card but the scraps all seem too small, think outside the box and use them to create a non-standard sized card.  The good news is that scraplings should fit any size (mailable) envelope that you have on hand, and the recipient will enjoy the odd size/shape of the card!  This tutorial includes instructions for making a pocket holder that has been custom-designed to perfectly hold the set of “scraplings”.  Another thing to love about this tutorial is that it features one set of designer paper and (mostly) one stamp set. 

Have a great day everyone and thanks for stopping by!                                  

Saturday, October 1, 2016

October 2016 Craft Project Central - Project #1

I have been ask to be a guest designer this month for Craft Project Central and I am so excited!  All of the projects lined up for this month are wonderful.   I hope you will join me and the rest of the crew.  

The first project this month was created by Julie Warnick.

 Fabulous Fall Centerpiece

Welcome autumn into your home with this Fabulous Fall Centerpiece! First you will learn how to create a glimmering pumpkin that is the perfect focal point for your table or mantle. Next you will make two coordinating candles that accent the pumpkin beautifully. A sprinkling of autumn leaves and 3-D acorns add just the right touch to your fall décor. And to top it off, there is a darling card that can be framed, given away or adapted to make name markers for your Thanksgiving table. This ensemble is simple to make and will add something special to your home this season!  Get the full step-by-step instructions by subscribing to the month of October at Craft Project Central!  

At only $10 a month it's a great deal.  You will receive a PDF with step by step instructions and pictures of this wonderful projects, so you can recreate your own masterpieces.  

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!                                                             

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 showed 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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  2. Kathie Rotti -
  3. Melanie Coverston -
  4. Cindy Waldroff-
  5. Carolina Evans -
  6. Christine Pennington:
  7. Robyn Rasset:
  8. Melissa Thomas
  9. Elizabeth Jeanne -
  10. Twila Davis -
  11. Lynn Streifert
  12. Siara Acdal -

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!