Thursday, October 30, 2008

Merry Christmas....
in a very strange color combination!
So Tangerine Tango & Kiwi Kiss are an odd combination
for a Christmas Card!
but I thought I would give it a try!
I am tired of HALLOWEEN already and need to change it up a bit!
Here is a cute card I came up with for a Stamp N Stack
I am going to have in NOVEMBER!
I hope you will enjoy and try
a strange color combination yourself!
It's pretty COOL....
Card Recipe:
Stamp Set: Season of Joy, All Holidays
Card Stock: Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
DSPaper Hawaii Papaya
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango
Accessories: Tangerine Tango Striped Ribbon, Sticker Pearls from Micheal's

Happy Stamping

Madeline's Halloween Card
My daughter Madeline had a project to complete for her Language arts class
She needed to make an Instructional Book...
she's in 6th grade
My hubby and I were like WHAT?? is she going to do??
so for days we thought of how to make a peanut butter & jelly sandwich...Not Madeline went to my stamp studio and made a Halloween card...
no template, no ideas just her own creation!
My hubby said that's it Madeline make a booklet of
How You Make A Halloween card
We had to take pictures and write up the instructions
so we used Splitcaoststampers template that they use for there weekly
Jason is busy at work and I don't know how to turn the booklet into a link..
Sorry, so I posted Pictures instead if you want a copy I can email it to you.
Just email me !
We hope she will get an A++++
I'll keep you posted when we get it back!!
Card Recipe:
Card Stock: Only Orange, Basic black, Whisper White
DSPaper Ghostly Greetings
Accessories: Black Brads, Circle punches 1" & 1 1/2 "
Hope you'll enjoy!!
We are so proud of Madeline!!
Please Leave her a comment and let know what you think!!
Have a Happy Stamping Day!
Melissa & Madeline Tootle

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Always Stampin'.....
Another great set from Stampin' Up! Always!
I paired it up with Bella Rose DSPaper and matching "IN-Colors"Card Stock
I had to use some ribbon from American Craft
as I did not have any matching Stampin' Up! Ribbon! (sorry)
We are moving into our apartment this next weekend
So I have to get to packing, and am not looking forward to it!
Enjoy my card!
Card recipe
Stamp Set: Always
Card Stock: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood red,
Whisper White, DSPaper Bella rose
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Scallop Circle punch
Ribbon(American Craft)
Come back tomorrow for my daughter
Madeline's Halloween Card Tutorial...
Have a Happy Stampin' Day

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Happy Halloween!!
OK not today but it feels like it in my craft studio....
I have been in my studio all morning working on some
Halloween Treats & Cards!
I ordered the NEW Ghostly Greeting DSPaper and I love it!
I made this cute Treat Box and got the Idea & Tutorial at this
Confessions of a Ribbon Addict
It's a super easy box to make, so go visit and make one for yourself!
I put candy corn in a cello bag and it fit's perfect in the box!
I used the Chills & Thrills Rubon's on my card!
Because I don't have a lot of Halloween Stamps and not allot of money to
spend on stamps, I figured the Rubon's would work GREAT!
I have a Craft Fair this Saturday and will be selling these boxes and
the Frankenstein Boxes for $5...
Great Gifts for Teachers, friends, Neighbors & Co-Workers
Stamp Set: Too Terrific Tags (retired)
Card Stock: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black,
DSPaper Ghostly Greetings
Ink: Black
Accessories: Crop a dile, scallop edge punch,Pumpkin Pie Striped Ribbon
Chills & Thrills Rubon's
I'll be back later for more Chills & Thrills projects!
I hope you'll come back....
until then....
Happy Stamping

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

New Stampin' Up! Paper...from BROWN!!!
I got a visit from Brown today!!!
I was so excited, I was actually napping when he showed up, my daughter
Madeline opened the box and woke me up with
a hand full of Stampin' Up! Paper & Ribbon!
So I made this card to match my Box I made a few days ago...
I got the idea from Angie over at Stampin' Academy
I enjoy her video tutorials
so much it's the first BLOG at look at each morning!
I used her Blessing Box Tutorial but add a Scalloped Handle
to my box to make it a little BAG!
I took a 2 1/2 inch x 8 1/2 inch piece of Chocolate Chip Card stock
and then used my Scallop Edge Punch along both sides to make my handle.
I used my Jumbo Eyelets & Crop a Dile to secure my handle.
I also used my New DSPaper Hawaii Papaya, Tangerine Tango Card stock and matching
ribbon on my Birthday card.
Stamp Set: Wow Flowers (pg 138)
Card Stock: Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip,
Whisper White, Kiwi kiss
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Scalloped Circle Punch, Scalloped Edge Punch
Brads, Paper Piercer, Tangerine Tango ribbon,
Jumbo eyelets & Crop A Dile
I hope you enjoy my card & Purse
I hope to see you tomorrow when I share more
Halloween Cards & Goodies Featuring
Chills & Thrills Rub-On's...
Have a Happy Stamping Day!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Limited Stamps!
Yes i am limited on the amount of Halloween Stamps I own!
Times have been very hard for my family in the last few months.
Jason is Manager Of The Internet Department at Toyota, so
with the economy so up n down he has not been making allot of money$!!
So we needed to rethink the way we live. We have decided to move to
an Apartment, to save money on Rent and Utilities.
So we are moving from a 4 bedroom house to a 3 bedroom Apartment.
The kids are excited but I am sad to leave my house!
So we off to another adventure....MOVING!!
So I have not been able to order anything out of the New Stampin' Up!
Catalog since money has been tight.
I did get to order $50 in SU product, mostly paper, Rub On's & Ribbon!
UPS will visit me tomorrow!! YEAH!!!
I have a few SU Stamps that would work for Halloween!
So here's a card I made this morning....
using Loads Of Love Stamp Set.
You can see I also used The Top Note Big Die Image from the Big Shot....
I don't have the Big Shot......My upline let me use her Big Shot at our
last meeting. So I have been using it as my template!
And it WORKS!! Just til I can order my Big Shot!
I hope you will enjoy my card!
Card recipe:
Stamp Set: Loads of Love, All Holidays
Card Stock: Basic Black, Basic Grey, Tangerine Tango
Ink: White, Black
Accessories: Orange Gingham ribbon from Michael's, Orange Brads
Have a Happy Stamping Day....

Monday, October 13, 2008

is so cute!!
These boxes are so cute, easy and very cool for any Halloween occasion!
I got the Idea from Angie Kennedy Juda over at the Stampin Academy!
Angie even does Video tutorials which is so Awesome!!!
I have been making these for my craft fairs I am attending in October.
I have been putting candy corn in cello bags and then into my box.
Kiwi kiss, Basic Black, Whisper White Card Stock
White Gel Pen, Circle Punch, Black Wire, Black Marker
My daughter Madeline cute Frankensteins hair for me!
She just used scissors!!
Have a Happy Stamping Day....

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Merry Christmas SWAP...
It feels like year after year Christmas comes faster & faster.
Maybe since we have all of this new technology the Earth spins faster too!
I feel like Christmas was just here yesterday and here we are
Again with the Holiday season beginning & only less than 11 weeks!
Holy COW and me with no Holiday Cards......
What's a girl to do? Join a swap for ideas of course!!
So here are my cards. I had to use some retired Holiday Paper
and A New In Color- Baja Breeze.....
I have all of this retired paper just waiting to be used, so
why not use it up! Oh and I don't have any of the New Holiday paper either!
I got the layout Idea from Stamping School. If you get a chance check it out!
It's a Yearly Subscription of $28 and you get 2 New Videos a week!!
I just LOVE IT!! and you will too...
Card Recipe:
Stamp set: Season of Joy (pg 34) Thanks for Everything (pg147)
Card Stock: Baja Breeze,
Winter Bright Simply Scrappin Kit(Retired winter07)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Scalloped Punch, Scalloped Edge, Red Brads
Have a Happy Stamping Day....

A Card For You...
Here is a card I made yesterday using the Bella Rose DSPaper!
I just love this paper. When I was a little girl I always wore Laura Ashley Dresses
with bows in my hair.(even in Middle School, I was a nerd)
anyways this paper reminds me of the Laura Ashley patterns.
Oh how I wish I had a Dress in this pattern!
My kids would laugh at me now!!
Card Recipe:
Stamp set: One of a Kind (pg 116)Big Flowers (pg 94)
Card Stock: Riding Hood Red, DSPaper Bella Rose
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Scalloped Punch, Paper Piercer
Have a Happy Stamping Day.....