Monday, March 31, 2014

Flower Shop

Today, I have for you a simple, yet elegant card. I made it for our neighbour. They had us over for dinner the other night and she made all sorts of extra yummy things just for me! (I have Celiac Disease). Anyway, we both love daisies and the colours yellow and blue. So I thought this was just perfect for her and for this beautiful Spring day!

stampin up
 
Stampin' Up! Supplies:
 
Paper: Night of Navy (100867), Daffodil Delight (119683), Whisper White (100730)
 
Inks: Daffodil Delight (126944)
 
Stamps: Flower Shop (c130942), Simply Sketched (c129672)
 
Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335), Pansy Punch (130698), Artisan Punch (130920), Large Oval Punch (119855), Dimensionals (104430), Pearls (119247)
 
Today is the LAST day of Sale-A-Bration until next year! If you would like to go shopping just click the shopping cart button on the right or here. Thanks for stopping by, hope you are enjoying all that I have for you!
 
Happy Stamping!
Marsha
 
"For I know the plans that I have for you,' declares the Lord, "plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Day 6, Last day of Project Week!

Wow, that was a fast week! How did everyone enjoy the projects that I had for you?

Today I have for you something a little different. It's called "Card in a box". I made 2 versions. I forgot to take a picture of it folded flat. It fits into a standard invitation envelope. Pretty darn cute aren't they!? I know I wouldn't mind receiving one in the mail on my Birthday! I have also seen lots of different ideas out in computer land. Some did the Nativity scene, Valentine's Day, Easter, St. Patrick's Day, just to name a few. They were all so beautiful. I took a few elements from the ones that I liked and put them into my card. That's what I love about paper crafts, so versatile.

stampin up

stampin up
 
 
If you would like to know how to make one, or the supplies that I used, please send me a message. Only 2 days left of Sale-A-Bration! You can shop on line 24/7 using the shopping cart button on the right hand side. Thanks for stopping by!
 
Happy Stamping!
Marsha
 
"...Holy, Holy, Holy is THE LORD GOD, THE ALMIGHTY, WHO WAS AND WHO IS AND WHO IS TO COME." Revelation 4:8b
 
 

Friday, March 28, 2014

DAY 5

Welcome to Day 5 of my Project week! I hope some of these projects are helping you to get your creative juices flowing to make something pretty!

Today I have for you a Tea Bag Holder. I know what most of you are thinking, "you don't drink tea, or anything hot for that matter!" No, I don't but some of my friends, neighbours and customers do. (I had to borrow the tea bags from a neighbour! Don't worry she will be getting this little beauty for her trouble.)

This would make a really cute Birthday gift for a co-worker or friend, Mother's Day gift, Get Well Wishes, Thinking of You, Teachers gift, School Bus Driver, etc. Just a few ideas for you! I got the idea from here.

stampin up

stampin up

stampin up

I guess I should have opened one of the envelopes to show you the tea bag inside! Oops! Trust me, there are 4 (one in each of the cute little envelopes).

Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Paper: Baked Brown Sugar (130022), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Old Olive (100702), Early Espresso (119686), DSP (retired)

Accessories: Petite Petals Punch (133322), Rhinestones (119246), Sticky Strip (104294), Envelope Punch Board (133774), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Brads (not Stampin' Up!)

Only 2 more days left of Sale-A-Bration, hurry you don't want to miss out on all the free stuff! Just click the shopping cart button on the right hand side.

If you have any questions or comments please leave them below, I would be happy to hear from you! Don't forget Sale-A-Bration ends this Monday March 31st, 2014!

Happy Stamping!
Marsha

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Project week, DAY 4

Welcome to Day 4 of Project week! I hope you have been enjoying all the projects.

Today I have something really cute. I know, I know, I always say that, but it's true! I think I really like this one because I used really bright colours. (I am so ready for Spring like temperatures, how about you!?) This one is so easy to make too! (tutorial below!) It's a prefect little gift for teachers, bus drivers, neighbours, friends, just because, etc. Remember to change the colours and stamp set to suit your needs!

stampin up

stampin up
 
See, I told you it was cute! It's a Post-it Note holder with a pen! I found the pens and the Post-it notes at the Dollar Store (the Post-it notes might not be as thick as regular Post-it notes). 
 
Stampin' Up! Supplies:
 
Paper: Crumb Cake (120953) 3 1/4 x 7 3/8, Melon Mambo (115320) 2 7/8 x 3 1/8, Whisper White (100730) 2 3/4 x 3
 
Stamp Set: Flower Shop (c130942)
 
Accessories: Sticky Strip (104294), Dimensionals (104430), Pansy Punch (130698), Pearls (119247), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334)
 
Lets get started!
 
 
1. Take your Crumb Cake cardstock, score it in the horizontal position at 3 1/8, 3 1/2, 3 7/8.
 

 
2. Fold it along the scored edges. It should look like this with one side longer than the other.
3. Now you are going to make two cuts into the V, just up to the score line. This is the piece that will hold your pen.
 

 4. It should look like this.

 
5. On your work surface place the longer side down (or to the right). The longer side is the one where we put the Post-it notes. (make sense?)
6. Now you are going to adhere Sticky Strip to the small section right beside the longer side. See photo above.

 
7. Adhere it to the longer side. It should now look like this. Don't worry were almost done!

 
8. Now adhere Sticky Strip to the back of your Post-it notes.

 
9. Last step before you get to embellish it! Adhere the Post-it notes on the inside. Voila!~

 
 10. Now it's time to decorate the outside.

Thanks for stopping by, if you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave them below. You can shop 24/7 by using the shopping cart button on the right hand side. Remember only a few more days of Sale-A-Bration! Hurry and get your free stuff!
 
Happy Stamping!
Marsha
 
"But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men." Luke 6:35

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Project week, DAY 3

Welcome to Day 3 of Project Week! I hope you have been enjoying them so far. I have loved making every single one!
Today I have for you a "Matchbox". It is much bigger than the ones that used to hold real matches (and a lot prettier, and safer!). Again, this one used the Envelope Punch Board. If you don't have it, I suggest that you get one! They can do so much more than just make pretty envelopes! So far, all 3 projects have been made using the Envelope Punch Board (maybe I should have called this week Envelope Punch Board!).
 
stampin up

stampin up
 
 
Stampin' Up! Supplies:
 
Paper: Tempting Turquoise (102067), DSP Tempting Turquoise ( 130134), Whisper White (100730)
 
Stamp Sets: A Flower For All Seasons (retired), Tiny Tags (retired)
 
Ink: Tempting Turquoise (126952), Baked Brown Sugar (131174), Daffodil Delight (126944), Tangerine Tango (126946), Old Olive ( 126953)
 
 
Accessories: Envelope Punch Board (133774), 2 3/8" Scallop Punch (118874), 1 3/4" Circle Punch (119850), Circles Framelits (130911), Paper Piercing Tool (126189), Dimensionals (104430), Sticky Strip (104294), Linen Thread (104199), Blender Pens (102845),Tiny Tag Punch (retired)
 
If you have any questions about the projects that I have made, please leave a comment below or send me a message. I would be happy to help. Again you can buy all Stampin' Up! products using the shopping cart button on the right hand side.
 
Happy Stamping!
Marsha
 
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased." Luke 2:14

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Day 2

It's Day 2 of Project Week! Today I have for you another little box. This one could be for Wedding Favours, at a place setting filled with candy, chocolates,etc., (for Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas), or instead of a greeting you could put a persons name for a place card. All you need to do is change up the colours to suit your needs. The possibilities are endless!
stampin up
 
This one is only 2 3/8 x 2 7/8 x 3/4 inch thick.
 
Stampin' Up! Supplies:
 
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar (130022), Rose Red  (102544), Very Vanilla (101650)
 
Stamps: Flower Shop (c130942), Express Yourself (c130339)
 
Ink: Early Espresso (126974)
 
Accessories: Artisan Label Punch (130920), Large Oval Punch (119855), 7/8" Cotton Ribbon (127844), Dimensionals (104430), Sticky Strip (104294), Baker's Twine (not Stampin' Up!)
 
Thanks for stopping by, if you have any questions let me know! Don't forget only 1 week left of Sale-A-Bration!
 
Happy Stamping!
Marsha
 
"But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these it love." 1 Corinthians 13:13 
 

Monday, March 24, 2014

Project Week, Day 1

Welcome to project week!  I love making 3D projects from paper (and my daughter loves to keep them!). Today I have for you a little box. The kind that can hold jewelry, little note cards, a light scarf, or whatever you want!
stampin up

stampin up
Isn't it the cutest! My daughter already has it filled with paper!
 
It measures 3 1/3 x 3 5/8 x 1 inch thick.
 
Stampin' Up! Supplies:
 
Paper: Tangerine Tango cardstock (111349), DSP Sycamore Street (retired)
 
Stamp: Flower Shop (c130942)
 
Ink: Tangerine Tango (126946)
 
Accessories: Antique Brads (117273), Pansy Punch (130698), Envelope Punch Board(133774), Dimensionals (104430), Baker's Twine (not Stampin' Up!)
 
 
Hope you enjoy it! Remember only 7 days left to get your free stuff during Sale-A-Bration!
 
Happy Stamping!
Marsha
 
"So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself, Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:34
 

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Sale-A-Bration

Time is running out for FREE stuff from Sale-A-Bration.
You only have 8 days left!



click here for the brochure.

 If you would like to order something from the Sale-A-Bration catalog you can either follow this link. or click the shopping cart on the right. Remember you can have your order shipped right to YOUR door!

If you have any questions please send me a message or leave a comment below. I would be happy to help!

Happy Stamping!
Marsha

"Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in Heaven." Matthew 5:16


 

 
 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Flower Shop

I have this little beauty for you today. I absolutely love the Flower Shop stamp set. Six different flowers, plus there is a punch to match! What more could a girl ask for. Don't answer that! This one is a sympathy card, but you could always change the colours and the greeting to suit your needs. Could make a beautiful Spring Birthday card, especially after this really long Winter!
 
stampin up

Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Stamp set:
Flower Shop (c 130942), Simply Sketched (c129672)

Ink:
Early Espresso (126974)

Paper:
Very Vanilla (101650), Early Espresso (119686)

Accessories:
Pansy Punch (130698), Early Espresso Buttons (130031), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335), Glue Dots (103683), Dimensionals (104430)

Thanks for stopping by, please come back often! Feel free to leave me a comment.

Happy Stamping!
Marsha

"Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in Heaven." Matthew 5:16

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Sycamore Street Paper

Today's card is about those little extra scraps of paper that you just can't get rid of! We all have some, but what to do with them!? Saw this little beauty at a recent meeting. They used current Sale-A-Bration paper, however, I still have lots from last year!
 
stampin up


Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Stamps:
Made For you (retired) or greeting of your choice

Paper:
Whisper White Cardstock (100730)
Pool Party Cardstock (122924)
Any scrap paper

Ink:
Black Stazon (101406)

Accessories:
White Baker's Twine (124262)
Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)
Small punch of your choice

Hope this inspires you to use some of your itty bitty scrap paper! Thanks for stopping, would love to hear from you!

Happy Stamping!
Marsha

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied." Matthew 5:6

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Petite Petals MOJO337

 
Hard to believe another week has gone by! That means another MOJO Monday Sketch. So, it isn't really Monday, that's just when they post their new sketch for the week. By the time I get to see the sketch and make my card, it is a couple of days later. Does it really matter? I didn't think so either! As long as I have a card to share with you, all is good in the world, right!? Here is the sketch.
 
 
Here is what I came up with. Don't you just love Spring! All the wonderful colours, and the beautiful flowers that are coming out after a REALLY long Winter's nap. Where were we, oh ya, my card! Sorry about, I love Spring and the bright colours!

stampin up

Stampin' Up! Supplies:
 
Stamp Set:
Summer Silhouettes (c 126447), Petite Petals (c 133155), Simply Sketched (c129672)
 
Ink:
Rose Red (126954), Bermuda Bay (131171)
 
Paper:
Bermuda Bay (131197), Rose Red (102544)
 
Accessories:
Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882), Large Oval Punch (119855), Scallop Oval Punch (119856), Chevron Embossing Folder (127749), Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (133520), Rhinestones (119246), Dimensionals (104430), Petite Petals Punch (133322)
 
Thanks for stopping by, if you have any questions please let me know.
 
Happy Stamping!
Marsha
 
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Bloomin' Marvelous

I am starting to think that Spring is never going to get here, how about you? Here in Southern Ontario we still have some snow on the ground, freezing cold temperatures and it was snowing earlier. Hard to believe that Spring is only 2 days away! Enough Winter talk!
Let's talk about something more pleasent, like cards!


stampin up
 
Today I have for you this simple but elegant card that I made using last years (2013) Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Bloomin' Marvelous.
 
Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Stamp set:
Bloomin' Marvelous

Ink:
Real Red (126949)
Marina Mist (126962)

Paper:
Marina Mist Cardstock (119682)
Whisper White Cardstock (100730)
DSP Brights (130134)

Accessories:
White Baker's Twine (124262)
Marina Mist Button
Artisan Label Punch (130920)
Scallop Edge Punch (119882)
Glue Dots (103683) to adhere the button

Hope you enjoyed today's card. Please feel free to leave me a message. Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!
Marsha

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life." John 3:16

Monday, March 17, 2014

Triple Time Stamping (Tutorial)

stampin up

Today I have for you a tutorial on how to make this lovely card. In the card world they call it Triple Time Stamping. I know what you're thinking, this card is way too hard. Actually it's really easy. Let's get started!

First you will need these supplies:

Stamp Sets:
Summer Silhouettes (c 126447)
Flower Shop (c 130942)
Simply Sketched (c 129672)

Inks:
Garden Green (126973)
Crushed Curry (131173)

Paper:
1 - Whisper White Cardstock (100730) 2 x 3 1/4
1 - Garden Green Cardstock  (102584) 2 1/4 x 3 1/2
1 - Whisper White Cardstock  3 x 4 1/4
1 - Garden Green Cardstock  3 1/4 x 4 1/2
1 - Whisper White Cardstock  4 x 5 1/4
1 - Garden Green Cardstock  8 1/2 x 5 1/2

Accessories:
White Baker's Twine (124262)
White Designer Button (130031)
Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Pearl Basic Jewels (119247)
Black Stazon Ink (101406) For the Greeting


1. This is what the Whisper White Cardstock should look like.

2. Now you need to put a LITTLE bit of adhesive on the back of the 2 smaller Whisper White Cardstock pieces. You only want a little because you will have to remove them later.

 
3. Now you are going to layer them like this photo. (Hard to photograph white paper!) They need to be centered on top of one another.

 
4. Now the really fun part! Stamping the leaf images on to all 3 pieces of Whisper White Cardstock. Randomly stamp where you want the leaves to go. Always remember that it is more pleasing to the eye if you stamp an odd amount.

 
5. Now for the flower, same as the leaf, wherever you want them. (Remember odd numbers!) We are almost done! See, it wasn't that hard, was it!?

 
6. Now you take the Whisper White Cardstock layers apart and you adhere them to the Garden Green matts that you previously cut.
 
7. Before you adhere it to the card, now is the time to wrap your Bakers Twine around the 2 first full layers and add your button. I also stamped my Birthday Greeting (Black Stazon) at this time.
 
8. Last step! Adhere it to your card base with dimensionals!
 
 
 
Here is another card I made using the same method.

 
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Please leave me a comment, I would love to know what you think or if you have any questions about the cards that you see here. All these supplies can be purchased through Stampin' Up!, just press the shopping cart button and happy shopping!
 
Happy Stamping!
Marsha
 
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6
 


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Wetlands

stampin up
 
The card I have for you today is from the stamp set Wetlands. Another one of my favorites. I love it because it has 3 images and 3 sayings. When you look for a stamp set you want to be able to make lots of cards or other creative projects (tags, scrapbook layouts, etc.) out of one stamp set. This one does just that! Hope you love it as much as I do!
 
The card is made of Marina Mist, matted with Baked Brown Sugar, and matted again with Whisper White. I stamped the with reeds with Baked Brown Sugar and the goose over top with Early Espresso, and the greeting in Marina Mist.
 
Stampin' Up! Supplies:
 
Stamps: Wetlands (c)126697, Close as a Memory (retired)
Inks:Marina Mist 126962, Baked Brown Sugar 131174, Early Espresso 126974
Cardstock: Whisper White 100730, Marina Mist 119682, Baked Brown Sugar 130022
Accessories: Buttons Neutral 130031
 
Thanks for stopping by, hope you are having a blessed and creative Saturday in your neck of the woods!
 
Happy Stamping!
Marsha
 
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Open Sea



stampin up

The card I am sharing with you today uses one of my favorite stamp sets. You can do so much with it: Birthday, Father's Day, Anniversary, Thank you, Sympathy, etc.
 
The card is Very Vanilla with Night of Navy matted just over the front of the card.

I stamped the boat and manuscript with Night of Navy, the globe was Crumb Cake and the greeting with Night of Navy... the greeting is from Banner Greetings stamp set. Did you notice that I sponged the edges around the ship with Night of Navy?


Stampin' Up! supplies:

Stamps: The Open Sea (c) 123032, Banner Greetings (c) 129714
Inks: Night of Navy 126970, Crumb Cake 126975
Cardstock: Night of Navy 100867, Very Vanilla 100730
Accessories: Dimensionals 104430, Neutral buttons 130031,
embroidery thread (not Stampin' Up!)

If you like everything you see all you have to do is press the shopping cart button on the right hand side. Remember you can shop 24/7 and it will be delivered right to YOUR front door.

Thanks for stopping by, leave me a comment I would love to hear what you have to say!

Happy Stamping!
Marsha

Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD! psalm 150:6

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Petite Petals

Hello all, how is everybody doing today? I certainly hope this blog is getting your creative juices going and inspiring you to make some cards, or other creative projects.

Today I have for you a simple but elegant card. You can use any shape for any occasion you would like. What do you think?

stampin up


Card Supplies
Stamp Set: Simply Sketched (c 129672)
Ink: Melon Mambo (126948)
Cardstock: Melon Mambo (115320), Whisper White (100730)
Accessories: Pink Baker's Twine (not Stampin' Up!), White Bakers Twine (124262), Pearls (119247), Button (130031), Petite Petals Punch, & Dimensionals (104430)

Happy Stamping!
Marsha

Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary. Isaiah 40:31

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

March Break MOJO336

It's March break here in our neck of the woods, (okay, we don't really live in the woods!). Anyway, with March break that means that my kids are home and they need more of my attention and of course I want to give it to them. I am trying to get into my little craft room to bring you something new and exciting, however with the kids and the weather, (which has been great so far, except we are expecting some snow tomorrow though!) it is proving to be more difficult than I thought. However, last night I did manage to get a couple hours of crafting in. Here is what I came up with. It's for Mojo Monday's sketch. Let me know what you think! Thanks for stopping by!

MOJO336

stampin upstampin up
 
 
Butterfly Card Supplies
 
Stamp Set:
Swallowtail (c 129216) Wetlands (c 126697)
 
Ink:
Bermuda Bay (131171)
 
Cardstock:
Bermuda Bay (131197),Whisper White (100730)
DSP Brights:  Bermuda Bay (130134)
 
Accessories:
Circle Framelits (130911),Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (133520), Large Oval Punch (119855), Rhinestones (119246), Dimensionals (104430)
 
 
Flower Card Supplies
 
Stamp Set:
Too Kind (c 130450), Best of Butterflies, Itty Bitty Banners (c 126257)
 
Ink:
Tangerine Tango (126946), Daffodil Delight (126944), Old Olive (126953)
 
Cardstock:
Daffodil Delight (119683), Whisper White (100730),Tangerine Tango (111349)
 
DSP Brights:
Daffodil Delight (130134), Tangerine Tango (130134)
 
Accessories:
Circle Framelits (130911), Butterfly Punch (127526), Itty Bitty Banners Framelits (129267), Scallop Edge Punch (119882), Paper Piercing Tool (126189), Dimensionals (104430), Glue Dots (103683)
 
You can buy all the supplies you need to make these cards just by clicking the shopping cart button on the right.
 
Happy Stamping!
Marsha
 
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you." Matthew 7:7
 

 
 

 
 
 

Saturday, March 8, 2014

MOJO335 Sketch

I decided to try a sketch from Mojo Monday. Here is what I came up with. Hope you like it!

Stampin up


Card Supplies
Stamp Set: Lovely as a Tree, Label Love
Ink: Old Olive
Card Stock: Old Olive & Whisper White
DSP: Old Olive
Accessories: Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Rhinestone, Artisan Label Punch, Banner Punch

Happy Stamping
Marsha

Welcome!

Hi and welcome to my very first blog post! So excited that you have stopped by to see what I am up to.

Today I am going to share with you what I made my daughter for Valentine's Day. I know what you're thinking, Valentine's Day was last month! Not to worry, this project can be used for any occasion. Birthday, Easter, Christmas, or just because. I made this little box using the instructions from here. Of course I modified it to suit my needs. I wanted a little picture window to show off the little earrings and I made a card to match.

stampin up
 
stampin up

 
 
Box Supplies 
Stamp Set: Petite Petals
Ink: Melon Mambo
Cards Stock: Melon Mambo
DSP: Brights  Melon Mambo
Accessories: Rhinestone and Bakers twine (not Stampin' Up!), clear acetate
Other: Hearts Framelits, Petite Petals Punch, Simply Scored scoring tool
 
Card Supplies
Card Stock: Whisper White
DSP: Brights Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Real Red
Accessories: Baker's Twine (Not Stampin' Up!)
Other: Hearts Framlits
 
Thanks for stopping by, I would love to hear what you think. Don't forget to link back to me if you use my ideas.
 
Happy Stampin'
Marsha
 
 
This is the day which the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it.  psalm 118:24