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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Manhattan Flower - Happy Birthday to a Dear, Dear Friend

My Life has been enriched with many opportunities and with many people through stamping and being a part of the Stampin' Up! Family.  Stamping has brought a closeness with many friends all through the love of stamping and bring creative.  There is one special friend that I met just a couple of months ago.  He name is Carrie and today is her birthday.  I won't tell you how old she is (but shhhhhhh don't tell anyone, she is celebrating the 11th anniversary of her 29th Birthday).  Recently she signed up as my one of downline, but regardless whether she had joined my team or not, she has become one of my closest and dearest friends.  We are constantly realizing that we have so many things in common. This candle and matching card are her Birthday present.  I've already given it to her, so you won't spoil any surprise if you wish her Happy Birthday.  I used the Manhattan Flower #114517 $7.95 and Vintage Wallpaper #120175 $7.95  Embossing Folders and some black and red metal sheets to decorate a large candle and make a matching card.  I hope your Birthday brings you all you so richly deserve....Happy Birthday Carrie, my friend.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Markers on the Edge Technique Video

I posted a card similar to this before, but today I'm posting a video on how to create the two-tone look with the inking.  I've seen the 'thumping' and 'dauber ti stamp technique', but this technique allows you to get more detail.  Take a look at this video and let me know what you think. Did you notice that in the card I matched the embossing and also embossed the strip of ribbon  Want to know how I got such detail in the embossed ribbon?  Let me know!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Inlaid Embossing Technique

These gorgeous cards were designed for my Workshop WOW presentation at Stampin' Up!s Ft Worth Regional Convention. I wanted to develop a different way to use embossing powder. The art piece on each card is embossed with multiple layers. If you would like to have a copy of the technique instructions, please select the button below. Instructions are $5.00.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Card for Gift Set

This Card is the last piece of the gifts I showcased this week.  All items in this set are made with the same recipe:

  • Movers and Shapers Sizzix Die #114506 $42.95 with Ornament Magnetic shaper116827 $29.95 (set of 4) 
  • Real  Red CS #102482 $6.95
  • Thick Window Sheets #114324 $6.95
  • Petals-s-Plenty Embossing Folder #116824 $7.95
  • Sincere Salutations #115068 $23.95
  • Leaf Lines #114393 $20.95
  • VersaMark Ink #102282 $7.50
  • Gold Embossing Powder #109129 $4.75
  • Ornament Punch #119847 $16.95
  • 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon p. 191 $9.95
I hope you enjoyed this gift set this week.

Remember there are only a few day left to take advantage of the Online Spectacular that will end on November 30th.  The 50% off sale of the Demonstrator Kit will end the also.  These two sales are something you do not want to miss.  Please contact me if you have questions at all (

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Pillow Box

This Pillow Box is only one part of a set of gifts and card that I will showcase the rest of this week.  All items in this set are made with the same recipe:

  • Pillow Box Sizzix Die #113466 $19.95
  • Real  Red CS #102482 $6.95
  • Thick Window Sheets #114324 $6.95
  • Petals-s-Plenty Embossing Folder #116824 $7.95
  • Sincere Salutations #115068 $23.95
  • Leaf Lines #114393 $20.95
  • VersaMark Ink #102282 $7.50
  • Gold Embossing Powder #109129 $4.75
  • Ornament Punch #119847 $16.95
  • 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon p. 191 $9.95
Stay tuned the rest of the week for the remainder of this gift set.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Fancy Favor Box

This Fancy Favor box is only one part of a set of gifts and card that I will showcase the rest of this week.  All items in this set are made with the same recipe:

  • Fancy Favor Box Sizzix Die #115965 $39.95
  • Real  Red CS #102482 $6.95
  • Thick Window Sheets #114324 $6.95
  • Sincere Salutations #115068 $23.95
  • Leaf Lines #114393 $20.95
  • VersaMark Ink #102282 $7.50
  • Gold Embossing Powder #109129 $4.75
  • Ornament Punch #119847 $16.95
  • 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon p. 191 $9.95
Stay tuned the rest of the week for the remainder of this gift set.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Gift Box of Tags

The gift box of tags is only one part of a set of gifts and card that I will showcase the rest of this week.  All items in this set are made with the same recipe:
  • Real  Red CS #102482 $6.95
  • Very Vanilla CS #101650 $8.50
  • Old Olive CS #100702 $6.95
  • Thick Window Sheets #114324 $6.95
  • Sincere Salutations #115068 $23.95
  • Leaf Lines #114393 $20.95
  • VersaMark Ink #102282 $7.50
  • Gold Embossing Powder #109129 $4.75
  • Extra Large Scallop Circle Punch #118874 $16.95
  • Decorative Label Punch #120907  $ 16.95
  • Ornament Punch #119847 $16.95
  • 1/8" ribbon p.191 $5.95
  • 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon p. 191 $9.95
Stay tuned the rest of the week for the remainder of this gift set.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Sliding and Spinning Reindeer

I am having so much fun with the Owl Punch.  Check out the video below.  I made a Reindeer out of the Owl Punch.  Inspiration for the spinner card came from Dawn Griffith and a video she did a little over a year ago.  I hope you enjoy my video.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Christmas Postcard

This was a really fun card to make and very easy to make.  In case you're asking yourself, "does Sherry like glitter", you only have to look at the last few posts to find the answer.  Well, YES I love glitter. And I'm loving the Chunky Glitter #108797 $15.95 (4 colors) that SU makes.  The sparkle is so pretty, no matter what color I use or how I use it. I started out stamping the Christmas Postcard stamp #121428 $9.95 in Black StazOn #101406 $7.95 and coloring the image using the Stampin' Write Markers #119806 $109.95 (38 markers). I covered the colored image with VersaMark #102283 $7.50 and the Heat and Stick powder #100625 $4.50, and get set with the Heat Tool #100005 $29.95.  Then I added the clear Chucky Glitter over the entire colored image.  I cut the image out using the Oval Frame Sizzix Die #114521 $19.95 and the Big Shot #113439 $99.95.  I placed the image so that the inside oval would cut out the image.  I framed the oval with 2 of the large scalloped circles from the Scallop Circles #2 Die #113469 $19.95 I used a 8 1/2 x 4 1/4 " piece of Very Vanilla #101650 $8.50 for the card base.  I folded the card at 3", creating an offset opening. On the 3" side I glues down a scrap piece of the Deck The Halls DSP #120810 $9.95.  To finish the card I placed it in the middle over lapping the 3" edge, allowing for a unique way to open the card....and a very good way to use scrap piece of card stock and DSP.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Santa Owl is loaded down!

I hope you think this tag is as cute as I do.  I had so much fun making it.  The Owl Punch #118074 $16.95 can be used to create so many adorable characters.  It just make me smile every time I use it.  I used the Two Tags Sizzix Die #115954 $21.95 as the base for the tag and put the Snowflake #2 #113460 $15.95 cut with the Big Shot #113439 $99.95 and covered in Chunky Glitter #108797 $15.95 to add a little substance to the tag.  I think this would also make an adorable decoration for the tree as well as a tag for a gift. The tree is from Fast and Fun Notes Stamp Set #113500 $33.95.  I stamped it in StazOn #101406 $7.95 and colored it with ink and a blender pen #102845 $9.95.  I went back with the 2-way glue pen #100425 $3.50 and added some glitter from the Fine Galaxy#114286 $13.95 and Fine Supernova #114287 $13.95 Glitter Collections.  Santa is made from Real Red #102482 $6.95, Whisper White #100730 $8.50 and Basic Black #121045 $6.95 CS.  His hat is made from the wing in the 2 step bird punch #117191 $16.95.  Santa's bag of goodies is made from Chocolate Chip #102128 $6.96 CS and the Wide Oval Punch #119859 $16.95 and then edge of the Scallop Square Punch #119884 $16.95.  Santa's bag is tied up with Linen Thread #104199 $4.50.  The "ho ho ho" was stamped using the Rough Type (which I now realize is retired, sorry) Stamp Set.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Chunky Snowflake

This card was so easy to make I am almost embarrassed to post it.  But it is so gorgeous I just had to share.  I used the negative to the Snowflake #2 die #113460 $15.95. I cut it from a piece of cardboard covered with Bashful Blue CS #105120 $6.95. Once I cut out the snowflake (to use on a project you'll see tomorrow) I decided I just couldn't throw the negative image away, so I covered it with Two-Way Glue Pen #100425 $3.50, then sprinkled chunky silver glitter #108797 $15.95 all over.  Once it was dry, I mounted it on a  4.25 x 5.5 piece of Brushed Silver CS #100712 $7.95.  To get the White Organza ribbon this luscious color of blue, I used the Bashful Blue ink pad #105209 $5.95 and a sponge wedge to apply ink to the ribbon.  When it was dry, I wrapped it around the Brushed Silver CS and tied it in a bow.  I stamped the sentiment from the Peaceful Season Level 2 Hostess Stamp Set in VersaMark ink #102283 $7.50 on Bashful Blue CS and heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder #109131 $4.75 using the Heat Tool #100005 $29.95. I cut the sentiment out using the Ovals Sizzix Die #114525 $15.95.  Using the two-way Glue Pen around the edge,  I added the Chunky Silver Glitter to tie the card altogether.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Just Believe in Shimmer

I love this technique.  It is so much fun using Shimmer paint  and Stampin' Pastels in a way that you wouldn't normally think about.  I hope you enjoy the video below.  I'd love for you to leave a comment.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Wow! I am so grateful!

Thanksgiving Pumpkin
I just wanted to take the opportunity to "Thank" everyone who visits my blog.  I never realized when I started blogging that so many people would actually want to look at my work.  I really love what I do and of course my Mom thinks everything I do is the greatest (but great Mom's are like that). I just never realized that so many others would take time from their busy schedules to view my projects and cards. I have had messages from people all over the world...Sweden, France, England, all across the US (more than 7,000 visits from people in the US).... From the map I have on my blog I see that people have visited from India, Africa, So America, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Russia, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Romania, literally, from all across this world of ours.  I love it when you visit, so please let me know you stopped by.  I have made many friends just because they stopped by to say "Hi".  Thanks again!  Sherry

Season's Greetings

I wanted to do a Christmas card, but I wanted to do a card with non-traditional colors.  I just love the richness of Rich Razzleberry Textured CS #119942 $6.95.  I also used Basic Black # 121045 $6.95 as my first layer. I used the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335 $7.95 to add texture to the Rich Razzleberry layer.  I cut a Scallop Circle in Whisper White #100730 $8.50 using the Scallop Circle #2 Sizzix Die #113469 $19.95. Then used my Circle Scissor Plus #112530 $29.95 (and the glass cutting mat #112531 $19.95) to cut a 3" circle out of the textured Rich Razzleberry. I stamped the Dove from the Peaceful Season (Hostess) stamp set in Rich Razzleberry ink 115658 $5.95 and cut it out and popped it up opn dimensionals on top of the Season' Greeting's sentiment from the same set.  I stamped it in VersaMark #102283 $7.50 Ink and heat set (Heat Tool #100005 $29.95) using Gold Embossing Powder #109129 $4.75. It is all tied up with a beautiful know made with 5/8" Organza Ribbon #114319 $5.95.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Nearing 20,000 Visitors

We have a Winner!!!!!!!
I need to post a disclaimer before I award this prize package, one person that posted 2 messages was an SU Demonstrator and disqualified herself.  I appreciated it as this contest was for people that were not SU Demos.

Babe O'Mara said...Hi, Congrats on all your hits!!! I'm a subscriber, and I loved your lighted Christmas Tree card. Just gorgeous!! Of course the nurse owl was precious too. I love all the inspiration I get from your blog. Keep up the good work....Babe

Babe Please contact me with your address, so I can get your prize package out in the mail to you.   Thanks for following my work.

Just a few short weeks ago I only had 2,300 visitors to my blog.  So I started posting regularly and letting people know about my creations and look what has happened. I'm over 19,000 today  So in honor of this accomplishment I'll be giving aways some awesome blog candy.  Two stamp sets, two ink pads, 2 spools of ribbon and a scallop trim border punch.  These prizes will be given away by random drawing just for leaving a comment on this post, for telling me which of my creations you LOVE the best and you must be a subscriber or follower of my blog.  This contest for blog candy is for non-demonstrators only, please.

Be sure you meet the criteria:
1. Leave a comment
2. Tell me which of my creations you LOVE the best.
3. Leave information that lets me know you subscribe or follow my blog.

Good Luck!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Christmas Collage

This card it simply G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S! I gold embossed the Christmas Collage #121279 stamp (found in the Holiday Mini Catalog) on Glossy CS #102599 $5.95 and heat set. Then brayered (brayer #102395 $12.50) Cherry Cobbler #119669 $6.95 and Pink Pirouette #111838 $6.95 ink to create the gradient effect of the colors. I stamped the '25' again and the sentiment from Sincere Salutations #115068 $23.95 in Cherry Cobbler and then covered them in VersaMark #102283 $7.50 and Iridescent Ice #101930 $4.75 embossing powder and heat set with the Stampin' Up heat tool #100005 $29.95.  I really wanted to add some ribbon, but I didn't want to cover up any of the beautiful art on this stamp.  So I just left it as is.  This would be a stunning card to mass produce for your family and friends.

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Update: I posted this card originally just a little less than a month ago.  Sine then I have received many wonderful emails about my card and the thoughts that went with it.  In light of this week we will be celebrating Veteran's Day.This is a card I have been wanting to do for a very long time.  Just recently I was lucky enough to be able to get this stamp set and I couldn't wait to get some ink on it.  You see, I travel a lot and every airport I am in I see men and women coming or going from their tour of duty.  I always stop and tell them 'Thank You', but I have always wanted to do more to show my appreciation.  I know that my little card won't really make a difference in the larger scheme of things....but I just want to do something more to show I appreciate their sacrifice.

This card was made with Always Artichoke and Black CS. I stamped the Courage stamp set in Black StazOn, colored the stamp with Stampin Write Markers and a white gel pen.  Attached a piece of Always Artichoke Grosgrain ribbon and tacked it down with a corduroy brad that I colored with the Always Artichoke marker.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Owl Nurse

I knew instantly when I saw Jennifer Eby's recent card that I had to make this card.  My daughter, who is an RN and Director of Nursing at a Nursing and Rehabilitation facility, just had major surgery on her neck last week.  So this was the perfect card for her. Of course I used the Owl punch #118074 $16.95 to make the nurse.  She is made with Crumb Cake #120953 $6.95 and Whisper White #10030 $8.50.  Don't you just love her blue (Pacific Point #111350 $6.95) eye shadow and nurse's cap (the owl's vest)  I giggled the whole time I was making this card. I had so much fun! The tree was cut freehand from Crumb Cake and sponged heavily with Early Espresso Ink #119670 $5.95.  I took a pen on the backside of the limb and made the texture on it.  The tree branches and leaves are from the 2-step bird punch #117191 $16.95. I used Glossy # 102599 $5.95 CS, Marina Mist Ink #119668 $5.95, a sponge #101610 $3.50 and a scalloped circle to create the sky background.  I love making a sky like this. It is so much fun and always looks spectacular. Thanks for the inspiration Jennifer!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

This is a very simple and fast card, but really is very pretty. I forget that I have this Sizzix die (Movers and Shapers #114506 $42.95 with the Holiday Windows Ornament #116821 $29.95). You can do so many thing with the windows that can be cut.  I chose the ornament window to go with the ornament punch #119847 $16.95.  I punched the ornaments out of Pear Pizzazz #119795 $6.95. I stamped the holly from Leaf Lines and added red Fine Galaxy Glitter pack #114286 $13.95.  The sentiment is from  the Hostess set Occasional Quotes #120142 and punched out with the Decorative Label punch #120907 $16.95. The border around the sentiment is designed from 2 of the Decorative Label punched designs and split into to create the enlarged border around the punch. It's all tied off with a piece of 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Real Red #119251 $5.95.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Deck the Halls with Peace and Joy

These cards use a piece of the Deck the Halls DSP.  I used some scrap pieces I had left over from other projects. I tried 4 times this weekend to edit a video showing you how I made these cards, but 4 times I lost the video because the program crashed.  So maybe later this week I will surprise you with a video if I can get it edited and posted without problems.  I'm not usually a quitter, but today takes the cake.  So, on to the card....Other than the DSP I used Very Vanilla #101650 $8.50 and Cherry Cobbler #119685 $6.95 CS.  I stamped the Very Vanilla background with the Elements of Style flourish #120045 $19.95, and sponged all edges with Crumb Cake ink #121030 and a sponge #101610 $3.50. It's all tied up with a beautiful bow made from 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon in Old Olive #115618 $9.95 and a gorgeous flower made using the Circles #2 Sizzix Die #114526 $ 15.95 and synthetic fabric.  I learned to make this flower from Tammy Fite's Christmas Newsletter.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Presto - Delightful Decorations

This card really was so it and fast.  It was like snapping your fingers and Presto!  I used the Presto Patterns DSP #117175, $11.95  as the background layer on top of Old Olive CS #100702, $6.95  The layer with the Delightful Decorations #116517, $21.95 is gold embossing powder on vellum. The card was dressed up with basic pearls #1192 47, $4.95 and 3/8"Certainly Celery Taffeta ribbon #118863, $6.95.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Presto Patterns - Christmas Candles All a Glo

The idea for this card came from a Christmas newsletter I received from Terri at Nutz About Stamping.  She is so creative.  She even does a video every Sunday using the Big Shot.  I so look forward to her videos.  This card highlights a unique way to use the Decorative Edge #120907, $16.95 punch to make the candles.  In her newsletter she used the small end of the punch to make 3 candles on her card.  I used the long edge to make a wider candle and used the design on a scrap of Presto Patterns DSP #117175, $11.95 to add interest to my candle design (Cherry Cobbler ink #119669, $5.95 and a sponge #101610, $3.50 to add the color).  I used a piece or Presto Patterns also for the background (Old Olive #102277 ink $5.95 and a sponge #101610, $3.50 to add the color).  The holly leaves come form the Peaceful Season #121124 Hostess set. It was all wrapped up in a piece or 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon # 119771, $9.95 and tied in a beautiful bow, then mounted on a base of Old Olive #100702, $6.95 CS on the Whisper White #100730, $8.50 card base.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

You are what your eat!

This is a total case of a card that Lynn Pratt posted a couple of days ago.  I thought it was so cute.  It just made me smile. I didn't have the exact colors she used, so I changed the turkey up a bit and gave him some colored tail feathers.  I also used a blushing bride and Chocolate chip color scheme.  Directions can be found on Lynn's link above.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

And the winner is,,,,,

thestampinglady said...
Your Owl Santa is so darn cute. I will just have to case. Thanks for the chance to win. Dar

NOVEMBER 2, 2010 3:46 PM

Please email me with your address to I can mail your gift to you. Thanks to everyone that played along this afternoon,


Blog Candy - Nearing 15,000 Visitors on my blog - Blog Candy

Well this sure did sneak up on me.  The blog visitor count is up over 14, I want to have a blog candy give-a-way.  I'll give away my Santa Owl Gift set to one lucky person that leaves a comment on this post between now and when the counter at the top of my page reaches 15,000. Please be sure you check back on the blog to see if I have posted you as the winner.  I will use to select the winner.

Owl Punch - Whooooooos's Been Good

(Inspired by Mary K. Jones ) This is a great gift idea.  The Santa Owl was made using the SU Owl Punch #1189074 $16.95. Other punches used were 2 3/8" Scallop Circle, Decorative Label Punch #120907 $16.95. I just used scraps of Real Red, Basic Black, Old Olice and Whisper White CS p. 166-169 2010-2011 IBC. I used the wing from the 2-step Bird Punch #117191 for the cap and the Word Window #119857 punch (modified) for the fur on the cap.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Video - Lighted Christmas Tree with Petals-a-Plenty

Inside of Card
This really cute idea is in many places on the internet, however, I haven't seen one done as a tree, then decorated. So I have put my own little spin on this technique.  Below is a video with all supplies listed. Please take time to comment.  I love reading them!