Stampin’ Up Serene Garden and Colorful Seasons

Hello Ladies ~ wait until you see my Stampin’ Up Serene Garden and Colorful Seasons cardinal cretion today.

I was very busy in my craft room yesterday.  I managed to cross off a couple of items on my list.  I still have a number of videos to make but I have to download the ones I have and edit them as I ran out of space on my iPhone.  That has never happened before.  Today it is supposed to rain all day so I will be in my craft area again today.  I have some things I can work on while my videos are uploading.  Once I get some of the videos off my phone I will go back to making the videos I need for my blog for the next few weeks.

For my 10 Minute Creation today I played with the bird in the Serene Garden stamp set.  I wanted to see if I could make it into a cardinal.  I think it turned out pretty good but you will have to let me know.  Here is the video for my Stampin’ Up Serene Garden and Colorful Seasons creation.




So you can see all the details better, here is the photo for you to look at.



















inside of card and envelope












Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation



Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I am feeling better about what is left on my list but several of my days this week are already busy with appointments.  I will be crossing my fingers that I get my videos made.  Have a Sensational Sunday and what did you think of my cardinal on my Stampin’ Up Serene Garden and Colorful Seasons creation?

Pop of Petals Poinsettia

Happy Friday Everyone ~ want to see how I used a flower stamp and punch to create my Pop of Petals Poinsettia?

Well I met with the builder on Thursday.  He wanted to measure my stained glass windows and we talked about some issues with the plans I found when I walked through the other day.  We determined the placement for the windows and then talked about some of the other problems.  There was a large window in the master bath they had framed out for.  I sent an e-mail saying I loved it and he said it was not supposed to be large.  He found out the price of the large window and I decided to go with the larger window.  It will allow so much more light in there.  Then we talked about the kennel cubby that was supposed to be under the stairs in the laundry room.  There were water pipes there and I asked how it was going to work out.  He said to wait until the stairs get in and we will see if there is enough room to still do it on the side of the pipes.  WE also talked about the fact that I will be out of town from the 13th through the 26th or 27th.  We decided to plan a walk through with the plumber and electrician next Wednesday to talk about placement of things.  The builder wants to be able to keep going the week before Christmas so he wants to be prepared just in case.  Now I have to sit down and determine where I want things on the blueprint so I can let them know.  That is going to be lots of fun!

Today is the last day of my week long sharing of Christmas Tags.  I wanted to do a poinsettia but I do not have a stamp nor punch for this flower.  I decided to see if I had an alternative I could use.  I decided to see what a Pop of Petals flower would look like as one.  I stamped 2 of the flowers on Whisper White using Cherry Cobbler ink.  The coordinating punch was used to punch out both of them.  I then used Stampin’ dimensionals to layer the 2 flowers so they looked like a poinsettia.  To create my base I used a 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ piece of Whisper White.  The top corners were notched at an angle so it looked like a shipping tag.  The white was very harsh so I used the Timeless Textures and Crumb Cake ink to stamp around the edge.  It still needed some more toning down so I used a sponge and added some more ink all over.  When it was finally toned down enough, the Detailed Trio punch was used to add the hole for the ribbon.  I used the sentiment in Snowflake Sentiments and Cherry Cobbler ink to add my sentiment at the top.  some Call Me Clover card stock and the Pretty Pines thinlits to cut out some sprigs.  The sprigs were added to the lower portion of the tag using glue dots.  The poinsettia flower was added on top using dimensionals.  Some retired gold enamel dots were added to the center.  To finish off the tag I took a piece of retired Cherry Cobbler twine and threaded it through the hole at the top.  A piece of Whisper White baker’s twine was used to tie a bow around the Cherry Cobbler twine.  Here is my completed Pop of Petals Poinsettia tag.





















Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Quick and Easy Christmas Tag

Happy Friday Everyone ~ are you ready for another idea with my Quick and Easy Christmas Tag?

I am busy in my craft room working on cards and videos.  I also have to wrap the gifts for the girls so when I go home next week I have them all wrapped so the girls can’t see them.  I have a few other things to do also.  I have my list so I am working on crossing things off.  I have a HOA meeting to go to this evening also.  There is no dinner so I will probably grab something after the meeting.  I am hoping the meeting is not too long.  I also want to get down to the house to see how much progress they made from the other day.  When I went down the other day here are some pics I took.

This is my great room from the edge of the entrance hallway.












This is the extra bath.












This is one of the extra bedrooms












This is the other extra bedroom












I have videos of the other rooms but no pics so I will take some photos the next time I go back.

Are you ready for a Fast & Fabulous Christmas tag today?  This one used a sentiment from a stamp set that is not a Christmas set.  It is a great quick and easy tag.  Here is the video showing how I created it.




Here is the photo so you can see the tag a little better.





















Stampin Up supplies used for my creation


Lovely As A Tree Christmas Tag

Hello Ladies ~ today’s Lovely As A Tree Christmas Tag uses some old favorites.

Yesterday Barb, Diane, and I went to see the movie Instant Family.  It was a very cute movie.  We laughed, we cried, and we enjoyed ourselves.  If you get the chance to see the movie it is definitely worth it.  I did not get down to the lot Tuesday to see the house.  Barb did send me some pictures of the progress today.  I now have a frame.  Here are the photos she sent me.












The whole house photo shows one of the extra bedrooms, the kitchen, and the dining room.  The other photo looks through the kitchen to the door out to my screened in porch.  When I can go visit again I will take some more photos.  I am so excited!

Today I decided to use some old favorites to create a quick and easy tag.  I began with a Crumb Cake base that was 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″.  The Woodland embossing folder was used to emboss the panel.  I used the Detailed Trio punch to round the corners and punch the hole for the ribbon.  On a scrap of Whisper White I stamped the Lovely As A Tree pine tree using Shaded Spruce.  The Soft Suede marker was used to color the trunk down the middle and the ground under the tree.  The tree was then cut out and mounted to the left hand side of the base panel using dimensionals.  I had part of the tree hanging off the tag to give it some interest.  To add my sentiment I used the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set and inked up just the “Merry Christmas” on the sentiment using a Real Red marker onto Whisper White card stock.  I cut the card stock down and then mounted it onto a layer of Real Red that was a little larger than the Whisper White.  I mounted this onto the top right of the tag having some of the sentiment hanging over the edge of the tag.  A piece of retired Silver Natural ribbon was added through the hole to be able to tie the tag to a gift.  Here is my completed Lovely As A Tree Christmas Tag.





















Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Stampin’ Up Love What You Do Christmas Tag

Hello Stampers ~ wait until you see how I used a nonChristmas stamp set to make my Stampin’ Up Love What You Do Christmas Tag!

Did it get cold where you are?  It did here.  We are not going to get any snow as the wind from the ocean will keep the temperature a little warmer than it needs to be for snow.  They are watching a snow for the weekend but I don’t think we will get anything from it either.  They started on the framing on my house.  On Monday they laid the sill plates.  These are used to attach the walls to. I will try and get some pictures for you so you can see what it looks like so far.

Today for my One Color Wonder I decided to challenge myself to use the stamp set and color to make a Christmas Tag.  This was a real challenge and I had to pull in another set for the sentiment.  It is definitely a different tag so you will have to let me know if I passed this challenge or not.  Here is the video showing how I created my Stampin’ Up Love What You Do Christmas Tag.



Want to see the tag up close?  Here is the photo so you can check it out.















Here are the supplies I used to create my tag



Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I will be working on some more cards for my blog for this month.  I am slowly working my way through the month so I am ready with my posts while I am in Maryland.  Have a Wonderful Wednesday and what did you think of my Stampin’ Up Love What You Do Christmas Tag?