Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Fancy Favors Box, Take One! :D

Yes, we used the Fancy Favors die again for the GIFTS FROM THE ♥ class:

And we punched windows on both large sides; the other smaller side has the to-from stamp from the same set, SWEET SEASON, on it.

This is Rich Razzleberry and gold; isn't it PRETTY? I told the ladies I thought it would be fantastic to give full of Ferrero Rocher chocolates! Wouldn't YOU like to get that? I know I would.... :D

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY FOR THE INCREDIBLE ONLINE ORDERING SPECIAL! (Scroll down if you need a link!) Take advantage of the INCREDIBLE specials going on! HURRY~! It's also the last day of the fantabulous sign-up special. I'd love to have you on my team! :)

OK, gotta run. LOADS of decorating to do! :D But rest assured: I'm making the time to stamp. Are YOU? :D Only 25 days until Christmas!!!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Fancy Favors - times TWO!

Here's another quick share from the GIFTS FROM THE ♥ class!
And YES, it's made with two dies cut from the Fancy Favors box die. It's one of my favorite dies - it's REALLY versatile! And of COURSE, we all know I ♥ My Big Shot! (Seriously. I need a bumper sticker!)

Colors are Certainly Celery and Melon Mambo. The "Season's Greetings" is from Many Merry Messages.

Let me know if you try this one - it would hold a couple dozen cookies, or be a great napkin holder, or or or! :D

OK, I'm outta here - have to work on more Christmas cards! :) Have a WONDERFUL evening, and be SURE to take the time to STAMP something! Christmas will be here SOOOOOOO SOON! WOO, HOOOOOOOOO! :D

Friday, November 26, 2010

It's the most wonderful time of the year! :D

Hello, dear friends! How was your Thanksgiving? Did you enjoy time with friends and family? Did you take the time to make memories? Don't forget to journal anything you might want to remember - especially if you're gong to scrapbook your day. :)

OK, on to today's share! This was one of the projects from GIFTS FROM THE ♥ this year. We filled the tin with a heritage candy recipe of my grandmother's, peanut butter potato candy, and then made the belly band for the tin. I think it's really pretty!

Those are the sparkle brads from the Holiday Mini! The ink was actually a bit darker on the "homemade and to die for" stamp, but that's the way it turned out in the photo. Oh, well. :D

OK, I'm outta here - cleaning and decorating today, with the cleaning being a necessarily huge (and EVIL!) job. ;)

Enjoy your weekend, my friends! Don't forget to take the time to STAMP something - Christmas is only 29 days away!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Thanksgiving Gift for YOU! :)

Happy Thanksgiving Eve! :D As my way of letting you know how much I appreciate you, I put together this tutorial for a Top Note Pumpkin; I taught this a couple of years ago at a Thanksgiving Stamp Camp, but have had a request - and got it cleared as OK to share with my most loyal class attendee (THANK YOU, Mary!! :) ) - for this tutorial. So, here it is, for all of you to have fun with. :) There are LOTS of photos - and don't forget, you can click on any of them to see them the size I uploaded them. :)

You will need:
--Big Shot and your acrylic cutting pads and platform (came with it, if you got your Big Shot from Stampin' Up! :D)
--6 pieces of Pumpkin Pie card stock, cut to 5-1/2"x4-1/4"
--Pumpkin Pie ink pad (doesn't matter what size!)
--2-way glue pen
--glue stick
--bone folder
--Sweetest Stems embosslit
--Top Note die
--large oval punch
--scraps big enough for project of Chocolate Chip and Garden Green

First, cut all six pieces into Top Note die cuts. I did three at a time!

(Pause, and admire your work so far. :D )

Now, start folding; you're folding them in half the short way. (I think you know what I mean!)

Do all six!

Now, take your ink and sponge, and start sponging all around the edges of a Top Note die cut.

Go all the way around. You don't want to just EDGE it, but sponge into the card stock.

Yes, do all six! If you aren't careful - which you don't need to be! :D - it won't take you too long at all. :D

Don't forget to close your ink pad up! :D

Now, take the glue stick and glue one half of a Top Note die cut.

Put glue stick on the matching half of another Top Note die cut.

Clean up any glue stick that might come out around the edges. :D

Glue three of the die cuts together. Then glue the other three together.

See? Like this!

Now, put the Garden Green card stock into the embosslit and run it through.

Take it out and separate it from the rest of the card stock - that's trash, now.

Punch out the large oval from the Chocolate Chip card stock.

Now, use the punch to take "bites" out of the oval; they should be different bites, not symmetrical.

Now, put glue stick on one half of the Top Note die cuts, and position the embosslit die cut first.

Now, put the stem on. Doesn't need to be straight or anything. :D But you can see that the stem is not all the way on the die cuts. That's the way to do it!

Now, put glue stick on the matching half of the other stack of Top Notes.

Put away your glue stick! :) Get out that 2-way glue pen, and put plenty of glue on one side of the total pumpkin stack. And walk away. :D

Do NOT stick the rounds of the pumpkin together until that 2-way glue is COMPLETELY dry. It's now re positionable, and you can unfold to store from year to year! (I'd put a piece of waxed paper on top of the glue....)

Play with the shape until you're happy with it! :D

I'd LOVE to hear what you think - and what you use your pumpkins for! :) Have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 22, 2010

OH, MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stampin' Up! has a SPECTACULAR sale running now through the 30th!!! And if your order is a)online and b)over $150, you get FREE SHIPPING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You DEFINITELY want to check this out!!!!! Let me know if I can be of any assistance! :)

Stampin' Up! Holiday Spectacular

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Happy Wednesday!

Today has been my official "Lori in PJs" day, and it's been a good thing - except I got up at o-dark thirty for no apparent reason. LOL! But my studio, Mary, you wouldn't recognize it. Well, except that I've been playing with a project for the last class of the year.... :D

Today's share is from the Thanksgiving Stamp Camp; we did four awesome projects! So sorry you couldn't join us! :D

I really love it because it's ALL Stampin' Up! product!

Card stock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, Always Artichoke

Stamp set: Autumn Splendor

Accessories: Sticky Strip, Early Espresso 5/8" satin ribbon

And that is ALL it took to make this. Amazing, huh. :D

OK, I'm off to do some more stuff - I've spent a lot of time cleaning out my email boxes. I have a LONG way to go.... :D Have a WONDERFUL day! And be SURE to take the time to STAMP something!!!!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

AUGH! Where DOES my time go?!?!?

I am losing it, somewhere between when I get up and when I go to bed.... :D So MUCH to show you, but I'm still designing for these last two classes of the year. Yup, we're down to that time, ladies and gentlemen. :D

Karie, and Karie's mom: I have NOT forgotten your request for the pumpkin, I PROMISE. I'm sorry it's taken me so long! I won't be home at all tomorrow, but I've declared Wednesday a "Lori, at home, in her PJs" day. :D I will post it then. :)

OK. Here's one of the projects from this year's THANKSGIVING STAMP CAMP. I ♥ this bag! I'm carrying it to church and Bible study! :DIt's amazing what you can do with the Big Shot, vinyl, and Decor Elements!

OK, I'm off. That's all you get - you have to come to classes to get to know how and what we did! :D

Have a WONDERFUL day! And don't forget to STAMP something - goodness knows I'm in it up to my elbows! :D

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Last quick card!

Hi, y'all. Last quick card, and I think it's a fun one! :)

Card stock: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla

Ink: Early Espresso

Stamp sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Many Merry Messages (inside)

Accessories: Deck the Halls DSP, eyelet lace border punch, dimensionals

Cherry Cobbler, I think, is becoming my favorite of the new colors. It's such a RICH color!

OK, I'm outta here. Lots to do, lots to design, and lots to procrastinate about. :D Have a WONDERFUL evening, and be SURE to take the time to STAMP something!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I promised, and here I am!

Second one for today!

Card stock: Very Vanilla, Real Red, Early Espresso

Ink: Early Espresso, Real Red

Stamp sets: Forest Friends, Many Merry Messages

Accessories: ticket corner punch, champagne glass glitter, Tombow multi

Isn't it ADORABLE?? I just love this card - so simple, but so CUTE. :D

OK, I'm off - it's HEARTH AND HOME class night! I'll see you soon! :D and I certainly hope you're taking the time to STAMP something!


I'm here! Did you miss me?? :)
I'm sorry it's been so long - and thank you for sticking around to find me again. :D Between computer problems and leaving last week, I didn't have any way to post. But I'm BAAAAAAAAAACK! :D I'm going to post this one this morning, then another one this afternoon. They're both from the quick holiday card class.

In case you can't guess, this is a Thanksgiving card. :) It was a hit - it's really quite pretty IRL!

Card stock: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla

Ink: Early Espresso, Versamark, Cajun Craze

Stamp sets: Day of Gratitude, Grateful Greetings (inside)

Accessories: embossing buddy, gold embossing powder, sponge dauber, heat tool, dimensionals

This set has really grown on me; I really have had fun with the medallion, and although I've seen a lot of people coloring it different colors with Stampin' Write Markers before stamping, I like to hit and run - and I think it still looks pretty awesome. :D I still have to show you the Hostess Appreciation Luncheon invitation, and all the wonderful goodies from that day - but it's NOT going to be today. :D I have a LOT I haven't shown you - and a lot to still design! :D

OK, I'm outta here. Time for Bible study! Have a wonderful day, and I'll see you later! And for Pete's sake, take the time to STAMP something! :D