Friday, March 24, 2017

You're Egg-Stra Special!

Havin' a lot of fun making these. Thanks to Sam Hammond Donald for the UTube video. I made mine a bit shorter. Length of mine started out at 9". Was able to put 8 chocolate eggs inside. Would make a great hostess gift or door prize. May make some half this size for a stamp camp project. Here is the link to her video if you want to make some.
Have a great day and thanks for stoppin by!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Monthly Stamp Group Projects for March 2017 and Hostess Gift

 I always have fun at my monthly stamp group.  These ladies are very dear to my heart as some have been stampin' with me since I first started as a demo some 13+ years ago.  Some have left while others have joined us.  We always have a great time together and the monthly hostess always feeds us well.  Each month I try and make a little something special for the hostess.  It's not usually anything big just a little something as a thank you.  I also give a fun little sack of cardstock, dsp and envelopes as well.  This month it was Arlinda's turn and after I had made the card below,  I was inspired to make a little calendar for her using a clear plastic CD holder.  Loved how it turned out.
 I call this card Casing Julie, as it is a CAS of a card from Julie Davison.  I fell in love with it from the moment I saw it.  She used Mint Macaroon instead of the Pool Party.  I LOVE our little doilies Stampin' Up! has right now in their product offerings.
The second card we made is this fun fold card.
The third thing we made was a bookmark with the 2017 calendar on the back.  I always try and have three things for everyone to make.  If you live close by you should come and stamp with us or I would love to come to your house and stamp with you and your friends.  Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Stampin Friends March Blog Hop - Easter

Welcome to the Stampin Friends Easter Blog Hop.  Don't forget to hop all the way through so you can see everyone's wonderful creations!  
This month we have two amazing guest hoppers, so be sure and check them and their blogs out.
Mandy Reedyk
Sue Vine
Let's get started with my projects...
I actually made the little 3D basket first and then the card, but we will start with the card first.
 I wanted my card for the hop to look like an Easter Basket so I sketched out what I wanted it to look like.  After doing that starting with Crumb Cake cardstock I used our Oval Framelits for the handle, and then added some length to the sides.  I then embossed the basket itself using the Festive Emboss folder.  I then used the Sweet Sugarplum Stampin Write marker to add some color to the streamers on the basket.  I layered 2 strips to the top and bottom of the basket for depth and then sponged all over with Crumb Cake Ink.  I added colorful eggs I had cut out again using the Oval framelits.  
The little basket was made using the Basket Builder Framelit dies.
To make the basket 3D  I cut out 2 of the baskets and then connected them together with a piece of cardstock making it a real little basket.  I then sponged all over with Crumb Cake ink.  I used Sweet Sugarplum for the accent colors.  I am so glad you stopped by and now it's time to continue on the hop.  Thanks for looking and have a great day!  
Continue on the hop by clicking on the names below.  To help you remember where you are I'm Twila Davis.  Happy Hopping!!!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Stamp Review Crew - Rose Wonder

Hello and welcome to another addition of the Stamp Review Crew Hops.  This time we are featuring the stamp set Rose Wonder.  While I am not to fond of the Big Rose stamp in this set I do LOVE all the variety of sayings it has in it.  The stamp set also includes matching Thinlets. 
 If you ever want to go back and see all the wonderful creations we have made featuring this set you can go to the Stamp Review Crew permalink : Rose Wonder and find all of them there.  So if you have been following the Hop in order you have just arrived from Micky Roberts' blog where she shared her crafty take on this stamp set.  And if you would like to take another look you can click on the button below and go back to her blog.
Now it's time to show you what I have created using this set.
Here is the group.  Let's take a closer look at each of them.
As I said I love all the sentiments in this stamp set as they cover every occasion.  My first card could be a get well or a sympathy card.  I heat embossed 3 of the smaller flower and 2 of the stems of leaves with Black emboss powder.  The flowers onto WW cardstock and colored them in with the Bermuda Blue Stamp and Write Marker.  The leaves were embossed onto Crumb Cake.  I then fussy cut them out and added them to the card with dimensionals adding a pearl to the centers to make them pop.  I used the Oval Stitched Framlits to set off the saying and added a scallop oval of black to draw more attention to it.  I placed these on a Crumb Cake background embossed with our Brickwall folder and set it all against a black backdrop.
For my second project I chose to use a Bermuda Bay Rose cut out with the Rose Thinlet die.  This time I used the Circle Stitched Framlets and Scallop Circle Thinlets for my cardstock.  I also used the Birthday Saying and used the frame Thinlet from the Rose Thinlet dies, and also the Petal Burst background emboss folder.  Finished it off with a simply white ribbon bow.
For my last project I chose to make a free standing Post-a-Note holder.  Using some of the same products as listed above and some of the Bermuda Bay DSP.  Thanks so much for stopping by and now it's time to hop on over to Kelly Kent's Blog and see what beautiful things she has in store for us.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Stampin Friends February Blog Hop - Black, White and Whatever You Like

Welcome to the Stampin Friends Blog Hop!  This months theme is Black, White and Whatever You Like.  If you are following along the Hop in order then you have just arrived from Steph Jandrow's  Blog.  What beautiful creations, wouldn't you agree?  
Don't forget to click the next button at the bottom to continue on the Hop with Melissa Thomas' Blog.
This month we have three awesome guest hoppers.
1.  Bibianna Cameron
2.  Maria Willis
3.  Lana Stabb
So let's jump right in and see what I have for you!
I love Black and White.  It seems always to look very elegant even if the projects are simple they still are beautiful.  I chose not to add an accent color for my projects. 
When I think of using Black and White weddings seem to come to mind more than anything.  So I created a wedding card.  Products I used for my card: Lovely Lace Embossing Folder, Banner Punch, Circle Thinlets, Detailed Dragon Fly Thinlet Dies (Occasions Mini),  Layering Circle Dies, Dimensionals, Rose Wonder stamp set for the saying, Cardstock - Basic Black & Whisper White, Ink - Archival Basic Black, and although you can not see it I used the (clear) Wink of Stella on the Dragonflies.
My 3-D project is a wedding favor.  This cute little favor would look beautiful at the wedding reception.  A little Curvy Keepsake Box filled with maybe some chocolates?  Keeping with the curves of the box, I curved my little Thank You banner to keep the project flowing.  I also added Wink of Stella to the bigger dragon fly on this project.  uSIng the same products as my card but with addition to the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlet Die.
Don't forget to click the Next link to follow along on the hop.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Blogger List:
  1. Barbara Welch
  2. Elizabeth Jeanne
  3. Kathie Rotti
  4. Lynn Streifert
  5. Lana Staab
  6. Raquelle Clifton
  7. Steph Jandrow
  8. Twila Davis - You Are Here
  9. Melissa Thomas
  10. Kirsteen Gill 
  11. Cindy Slack Waldroff
  12. Maria Willis
  13. Kim Lamos
  14. Bibi Cameron
  15. Andrea Tracy-Tucker

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Kedin's Valentines

After school yesterday, my great nephew came over to work on his Valentines.  Another Stampin' Up! Demo had shared some that she had made with her nephew and I knew Kyle (Kedin) would  love to make some.
Here's what one of the finished one's looked like.  Stamp sets we used were Jar of Love, Teeny Tiny Wishes, & the retired Rotary Stamp.  Cardstock: Crumb Cake, and Ink: Early Espresso.  We bought the bugs at the Dollar Tree and fixed the to cardstock with Glue Dots.  Then slipped them into clear cello bags.  We did add a small bag of gummy bears to the back side of the valentine.
Kyle (Kedin) had a lot of fun with his valentines before and after.  A trip to McDonalds for supper on the way home was needed of course too.  Thanks so much for stopping by today. 
Have a good day!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Stamp Review Crew - Sunshine Sayings

 Hello, and welcome to another Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop.  This week we are featuring the stamp set Sunshine Sayings.  

This set happens to be one of my favorite sets.  The whimsical flower and sayings just bring a smile to my face.  This set also has a framelit set that goes with it too.  If you ever want to go back and see all the fun things that we have made from this set you can click on this permalink and it will take you to the Stamp Review permalink that showcases all of them.  If you are following the hop in order then you have just arrived from Jessica Williams Blog showcasing her creations using this set.  Now it's time for me to show you what I have come up with.
For my first project I chose to pair the Hello and Sunshine word stamps with the starburst stamp from Kinda Electric.  I also used the smudge stamp to add some clouds.  Colors I used were Pool Party, Crushed Curry and Whisper White.
Trying to think outside the box, I came up with this fun little girl card.  Using the flower stamp I stamped 7 in Crushed Curry, cut them out and using glue dots adhered them to a Blushing Bride card.  Using the stem and leaf stamp and Archival Black stamped a mouth and little nose.  I used the 3/4" Circle punch and the owl punch with Whisper White and Basic Black cardstock to make her eyes using our White Chalk pen to add highlights to her eyes.  I then cut the bottom corners of the card to make the card look more like a face.  Adding a couple of silver bows to her hair I thought made her complete.  Thank you so much for stopping by.  Now it's time to hop on over to Betty Traciak's Blog and see what crafting things she has come up with using this set.

Blog Roll Call:
  1. Holly Krautkremer
  2. Dawn Tidd
  3. Nikki Spencer
  4. Kelly Kent
  5. Bruno Bertucci
  6. Debra Burgin
  7. Tanya Boser
  8. Valerie Moody
  9. Linda Callahan
  10. Martha Inchley
  11. Sue Plote
  12. Rochelle Blok
  13. Jessica Williams
  14. Twila Davis
  15. Betty Traciak
  16. Charlet Mallett
  17. Mike Funke
  18. Heidi Baks
  19. Mickey Roberts

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

January 2017 Stamp Camp Projects

We had a great time this past weekend with great stampin' friends.  Here are the projects we had ready for them to make.  Thanks to Shannon and Kelly for all your help.  I couldn't do it with out you! You're the best!
Here are the 4 projects I chose for our stampers to make.  Lot's of casing from other demos.
Shannon's 4 projects
Kelly's 4 projects
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Stampin Friends January Blog Hop - Love Theme

Hello! and welcome to this months Stampin' Friends Blog Hop.  Our theme this month is love. We have a great hop in store for you and if you have been following the hop in order you have just arrived here from Barbara Welch's Blog featuring her wonderful creations.  If you want to check back to take another look you can click on the button below and it will take you there.
DOn't forget to click on the next button at the bottom to continue on the hop with    blog.
So let's jump right in and show you what I have created for the Hop.
I chose to create a Valentine card with a matching Hershey Kiss Tent.
I chose to use the new Valentine Stamp Set called Sealed with Love.  Cardstocks I used were Pool Party, Real Red, Whisper White and the new DSP Paper Stack Sending Love.
For my Hershey Kiss Tent I chose the same colors and stamp set.  I actually made this project first then made the matching card.  I have posted a picture of the measurements for the tent.  I used the Scallop Tag Topper to finish off the edges at the tops of the treat holder.  I used a piece of our double sided Tear Tape to attach the Hershey Kisses.
Here are the measurements.  This is one of the easiest treat holder (tents) you will ever make!
Thanks so much for hopping with us today.  Now it's time to hop on over to Kirsteen Gill's Blog and see what crafty things she has come up with.
Don't forget to click on the NEXT Button.

Blogger List:

   1.  Elizabeth Jeanne
   3.  Kathie Rotti
   4.  Barbara Welch
   5.  Twila Davis     - You are here
   6.  Kirsteen Gill
   7.  Steph Jandrow
   8.  Lynn Streifert
   9.  Cindy Waldroff
 10.  Stacey Lane

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Stamp Review Crew - Playful Pals

   Hello everyone, today is the 3rd Monday in January so it's time for another Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop.  For those who have never heard of it here is a little background.  We are as international group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators that get together on the first and third Monday of every month to do a blog hop.  Each hop features a single stamp set to give you lots of inspiration for that set.  And at any given time you can go to the Stamp Review Crew site and look up a stamp set that has been featured and check out all the creations that have been made with it.
   This hop features the stamp set Playful Pals and if you have been following the Hop in order you have just arrived from Sue Plote's Blog and received some great inspiration from her project.
Here is all the fun shapes in the stamps set Playful Pals.
Here is my card.
   It took me a little while to come up with something using this stamp set as trying to step outside the box. This is what I came up with, a whimsical flower card.  This stamp set is so fun to play with and has so many possibilities.  
   For my color pallet I chose Calypso Coral, Early Espresso, and Whisper White.  The Birthday saying is from the stamp set Rose Wonder.  Thanks for stopping by and now it's time to hop on over to Nicki Spencer's Blog and see what fun project she has for us using this stamp set.

What a wonderful surprise this morning to wake up to an email from Kittie over at Splitcoaststampers to tell me that I was chosen for the featured stamper in today's Featured Stamper Challenge.  Such a fun challenge.  It is where other stampers look at your gallery on Splitcoaststampers and CAS one of your cards but change up some things to make it their own with a link back to the original card so you can view it also.  If you would like to visit the gallery for the challenge here is the link.  Gallery  and here is my Gallery if you want to check it out also.  Check back later today for a fun new hop!  Have a good day everyone!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Stampin' Addicts Occasions Catalog Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Occasions Catalog Blog Hop featuring new stamp sets and products that are available to order now through May 31 of this year.  There are 6 stops on the hop and if you have been following the hop in order you have just arrived from Tanya's Blog where she featured the new stamp set Sealed With Love  Loved her ideas and can not wait to play with that set!
The stamp set I chose to feature is called Yummy In My Tummy.  I thought it was a very cute set and had some possibilities of some different techniques I wanted to showcase.
Here is what I came up with.
My first project, a card using the our new watercolor pencils and aqua painter to color the monster after stamping the image in Archival Black.  He looked like he needed to be holding something, so a quick look through the Sale-a-bration Brochure to find the Any Occasion stamp set and used the Happy Birthday and Banner string from it. 
The card base is Bermuda Bay with some of the Bermuda Bay DSP as an added touch.
 Loved how it turned out.
My second project, another card.  This time using the other fun little monster and our Cucumber Crush Stampin' Write Marker, Cardstock, DSP and twine.  I stamped the word Hugs in Archival Black Ink and die cut with our Heart thinlites.  I added little hearts punched out using our Heart Boarder Punch.
My last project was what I wanted to do all along with this set, make a fun little monster candy box.  For the polka dot monster, I stamped him with Archival Black Ink on some of our new Valentine DSP stack and cut him out.  I then cut and scored some of our Thick White cardstock to form a box, then stamped another monster image on what would be the front of the box.  I cut out his tummy using our scalloped circle dies on both DSP and the white box front, adhered the dsp monster on the stamped image on the white box.  I cut a piece of our Window Sheet to fit inside the front of the box and adhered it.  I then filled it with Hershey Kisses.  I then decided I wanted to use the Yummy in my Tummy stamp to kinda fill in some of the window.  I stamped it on white and cut it out with our circle dies and then a little bigger scallop circle in red to put behind it.  Added a few more little red hearts from the Heart Border Punch.  I did use some of our retired red cotton ribbon to tie on the top to finish it off.
Here is a side view of the box.  The first group shot shows the box before I added the little saying.  I hope I have given you some ideas of how you can use this set.  Now it's time to hop on over to Mickie's Blog and see the crafty things she has come up with using the new stamp set That's The Tag.  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a good day!