Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Merry Little Christmas Stocking

Here is a fun little project I thought I would share with you today.  It's a cute little stocking box perfect for a mini Hershey bar.  I used the biggest of the stocking dies from the Christmas Stocking thinlets dies and cut out two using Real Red cardstock.  Then I ran them through the Big Shot using the Festive emboss Folder.  To connect them together to make a stocking box.  I cut a piece of Real Red cardstock 7/8" x 5 1/2".  Scored it at the widthways at 1/4" and 5/8".  Then lengthways at 2 1/4" and 3 1/4".   Then at the lengthways scores cut in to where the scores met then folded it up to make a U shape then glued it in place and two both sides of the stocking pieces.  I added  a small strip of the Candy Candy Lane DSP to the top.  Stamped and punched out a few little tags from a retired stamp set, added a little bow and a little loop of red and white twine to hand it with.  I think the little mouse is pretty happy with his stocking by the look on it's face.
Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope to see you again soon.
Twila

Saturday, November 26, 2016

New Occasions Catalog Coming to Your Mailbox Soon!

 


Going to be mailing out the New Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration Flyers. If you would like to have one sent to you and are not on my regular mailing list.  So what is so specail about the Sale-a-brationg flyer?  It is filled with FREE products you can earn for every $50 that you spend.  WOHOO!!! Leave me a comment and I will be happy to send one your way.

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Ha! Ha!  This cute graphic was posted by Patty Bennett on Facebook and I just had to share it here.  Don't forget to place you order.  Just a few days left to get in on the hot deals!
If you click on the "Order Stampin' Up! Online" button on the left hand of your screen it will take you right to my website where you can purchase all the goodies you want.
If you are placing an order of less than $150 please use Hostess code D7NJYCHN.  Orders of $150 or more please place as an individual order so you can get some free goodies of your own.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
Twila

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Snowman Fun with Hershey's Chocolate Bars

It's raining and cold outside so it's a perfect day to stay inside and get some crafting done for upcoming craft fairs.  Hershey Bar Wraps always seem to sell good for me at events so after looking at some on pinterest here is what I came up with.
Here's some of the details if you want them.
His hat is a piece of fleece 6" wide x 5 1/2" long. Easier if you sew a 6" wide piece by a longer length then you can just cut off every 5 1/2". Fold in half width ways, and sew sides together using a small seam. turn it rightside out roll one end up 2x's then put on candy bar. Wrap some twine or string around for top of hat and secure. Cut fringe with scissors. Scarf is a 1/2" x 12 piece with fringed ends with scissors. I used the Festive Flower Builder Punch for the nose and mouth. Owl Builder Punch for eyes. His buttons are made from a retired small flower punch.
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a crafty kind of day everyone.
Twila

Monday, November 21, 2016

Crafty Christmas Smorgesborg!

Here are the 12 projects from our last stamp camp.  We had so much fun crafting and visiting with friends and family.
Here are my projects that I had for stampers to make.  The Joy card is a case from Stamp With Kristin, it's a beautiful card.  The little snowman is a wrapped roll of peppermint Lifesavers.
 Here are Shannon's projects.
and here are Kelly's projects.
Thanks for stopping by today and looking.  Have any questions about a project you see here just send me an email to tjdstampsalot@yahoo.com and I will try and answer them for you.  Enjoy your day and have a great Thanksgiving!
Twila

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Stampin Friends November Blog Hop - Happy Holidays

Welcome to the Stampin Friends October Blog Hop.  I am so happy to have you join us!  This months Hop theme is Happy Holidays.  If you have been following the hop in order then you have just arrived from Kathie Rotti'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. 
So let's get started with my projects: 
Instead of featuring a stamp set I decided to feature a set of Washi Tape called Candy Cane Lane which can be found in Stampin' Ups Holiday Catalog.  I chose to make a set of coasters and a matching card.  I LOVE washi tape and have a tendency to buy it and never use it so I thought this would be the perfect time to get this cute set of tapes out and see what I could come up with.
I made a set of 4 coasters with a box to keep them in.  I ran strips of the different kinds across the coasters leaving about a 1/4" of blank coaster all the way around the added strips of the striped washi tape around the outside of them.  I added a square of red felt to the back to give it a little more weight.  The box was made from Real Red Cardstock and I added a strip of washi tape around the outside top of the box.  Using the Real Red 3/4" Stitched Edge Ribbon I tied a bow around the completed box to finish it off.
For the matching card I first embossed a tree branch using the Pine Bow Textured Emboss Folder and then used just the very top part of the round Delicate Ornament Thinlit and then cut the rest of the circle out using a circle diecut from the Layering Circles set.
I cut a 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" Whisper White square and covered it with the washi tape and adhered it to my cardfront base where I wanted it to be and then added dimensionals to my top layer with the ornament cutout, added a layer of Crumb Cake to my card base and put the card together.  A little silver bow and a Merry Wishes stamped in Real Red and it was done.
I hope you have enjoyed my projects and do hope you will leave me a comment because...
Whoop!  Whoop!  We have some fun giveaways for one lucky person.  So be sure and leave us a comment with #SFNovHop to begin it and you will be entered in the drawing.  Good luck!
Now it's time to "Hop" on over to Melissa Thomas' Blog.  Have a great day everyone!






Sunday, October 30, 2016

October Bonus Project For Craft Project Central*

We have one more project for you for the month of October from Craft Project Central.  Here is how you get the directions for it.

*Bonus projects can be obtained by subscribing to two or more months in a row, putting the Craft Project Central badge on your blog, or by referring a friend and when they subscribe, letting us know.  


This months Bonus Project is brought to you by:


Warmth and Cheer Christmas Ornaments

It’s hard to believe, but it’s time to start making your Christmas projects for this year! This tutorial shows how to make four, festive Christmas ornaments for your Christmas tree. The ornaments feature the Pretty Pines Thinlits, Starlight Thinlits, and the Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Pack. These ornaments would also be perfect for decorating the outside of your Christmas gifts. This would make a great Christmas class, too.

This and other great projects can be found at Craft Project Central.

Happy Stampin' everyone!
Twila

Thursday, October 27, 2016

October 2016 Craft Project Central - Project #10

Hi! and welcome to another great project for Craft Project Central.  I love this project created by:


Star Album with Coordinating Card & Tag!

This set of projects is a gift set, photo album and home décor piece for the holidays, all in one. The Star Album has seven unique decorated panels and seven spots for photos. The wide variety of stamps, materials and techniques used make it an extra special gift or home décor item. Some of the panels are simple and others have a lot of detail, but they are all finely crafted to pair with your treasured holiday pictures. The coordinating tag and card can be given separately or the whole ensemble can be given as a gift to one special recipient.

For this and other fun projects go to Craft Project Central and sign up today for this month!

Happy Crafting!
Twila

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Monthly Stamp Group Projects For October

Here are the projects my monthly stamp group made for October.  Each project features some of Stampin' Ups! beautiful DSP.  And it's still on sale through October 31 if you want some.  Buy 3 get 1 FREE.  You can order through my website.
I always enjoy making my Hostess a fun little gift.  I fell in love with a box that Connie Collins made, so I cased it.  I put all kinds of fun things in it, such a ribbons, buttons and more.

Thanks for looking and have a good day!
Twila

Monday, October 24, 2016

October 2016 Craft Project Central - Project #9

Hi everyone it's time for another great project.  This time brought to you by:


Learn how to get a double dose out of your photopolymer stamps by getting both a background and a detailed image from the same photopolymer stamp!  This Painted Tote Set includes a paint-stamped canvas tote, a set of matching tote notepapers and a beautiful tag for gift giving.  What a fun project to keep small hands stamping!  You can add additional gifts to the totes such as stamps, stamping or scrapbooking treats!  These totes make great gifts for the holidays and any special occasion!

For instructions on this project and more go to Craft Project Central and sign up for this round of Octobers fun projects.

                          Have a good day and thanks for stopping by!       
                   
Twila

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!
Twila

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 - http://www.creatinwithkirsteen.com/...
  2. Cindy Waldroff- http://stampingindixie.blogspot.com/...
  3. Twila Davis - http://stampalittlelonger.blogspot.com/...
  4. Lynn Streifert- http://lynnzcrafters.com/2016/10/20...
  5. Melissa Thomas- http://seatoseastampin.weebly.com/b...
  6. Kim Lamos-http://pinkzebrapapercreations.blogspot.com/...
  7. Stacey Lane-https://aworkofcarte.com/2016/10/fa...
  8. Carolina Evans - http://studioevans.blogspot.com/201...

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!
Twila

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!
Twila

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!
Twila

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!
Twila

Saturday, October 8, 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!

Twila

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!                                  
Twila

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!                                                             
                                                Twila