Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Sweet Valentine

Finally getting a chance to play with some of the new items from the upcoming Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog - starts Jan 4!

The little girl is from the Greeting Card Kids stamp set. I just stamped her in Real Red, put a rhinestone on her bow and used the glue pen to adhere red Fine Galaxy glitter to the heart. The red glitter matches perfectly the red glimmer paper that is in the new mini catalog.

Also a new favorite - Framed Tulips embossing folder!!!

I am working on some class projects and will post when I have them all planned. Look forward to showing you lots of fun new things this next year.

Happy Stampin'-


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Deck the Halls.....

A little tour of my home decked out for the holidays......

I used to make and costume porcelain dolls and these are 2 of my creations.

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

More Christmas Cards

So many cards......so little time. Just wanted to share some more cards before Christmas has come and gone and they get forgotten.

Isn't the little "snow globe" cute? It is made with the snowman tag from Tags till Christmas. The base is half a circle punch and the snowflake (which covers the to/from) is from the Northern Frost decoartive strip die. I used the 2-way glue pen to adhere the dazzling diamonds glitter.

Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White for a crisp clean look. Stamp set is Peaceful Season (level 2 hostess set) and the embossing is done with the Petals a Plenty embossing folder and an oval chipboard frame.

Another Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White with a little Blushing Bride. The Candy Cane paper is from Candy Cane Christmas designer series paper which has all sold out :(. The "Dec. 25" is from the Tags till Christmas stamp set and punched out with the Decoative Label punch. I also used the Silver Glass glitter (love that stuff!) applied with the Multipurpose liquid glue.

Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas!

Happy Stampin'-


Saturday, December 18, 2010

Filled with Love Promo

Candy Cane Christmas

I really love the fun colors of this card - Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze and Whisper White. For the "ribbon" I used the polka dot fabric from the Candy Cane Christmas designer fabric and ripped a piece about an 1-1/4" wide. The wreath is from the hostess level 1 set -Northern Hearts. "Merry Christmas" is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. I also used the Scallop Squares Duo
Big Shot die for the scallop square (of course). This card was cut 4-1/4" x 11" so the fold is at the top.
Thanks for looking-
Happy Stampin'-

Friday, December 17, 2010

Joy Wreath

The color combo for this card is River rock, Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler. The stamp set used is Welcome Chrismas. I "antiqued" the Cherry Cobbler seam binding by getting it damp and scunching up and letting it dry. Other items used are Basic Rhinestones, Clear Rhinestone brad, and Frost Shimmer paint mixed with alcohol.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Present Card

Doesn't this simple card looks like a wrapped Christmas present?
The holly "wrapping paper" is from Deck the Halls designer series paper and is mounted on Cherry Cobbler card stock. The ribbon is Cherry Cobbler seam binding. I stamped "A Merry Christmas" in Cherry Cobbler and the holly in Crumb Cake - both stamps from Bells & Boughs - on Very Vanilla card stock and punched out with the Designer Label punch. This is attached to the bow with a little safety pin from Vintage Trinkets.

Happy Stampin'-


More Christmas Collage

Elegant and Simple 3x3 Gift Cards

These little cards are made with Very Vanilla card stock, Cherry Cobbler & Crumb Cake classic inks, & Cherry Cobbler Seam binding. After stamping the Christmas Collage in Cherry Cobbler I added the holly leaves from Bells & Boughs in Crumb cake randomly for background filler - it also gives a vintage look. Attached the loops of ribbon on two of the cards with the little button brads from Vintage Trinkets - aren't they cute?

Happy Stampin'-


Monday, December 13, 2010

Cherry Cobbler Christmas Collage

Don't you just love Cherry Cobbler? It is may favorite red that Stampin' Up! has.

Pair that color with the Christmas Collage stamp on Very Vanilla and you've got a great combo!

I punched out the "25" that was on the Christmas Collage stamp to reveal the Cherry Cobbler underneath. Then gold embossed the bells from Bells & Boughs stamp set, colored, cut out and attached with a stampin demensional. Also used the "A Merry Christmas" from Bells & Boughs and embossed in gold.

A Merry Christmas!

Happy Stampin'-


Vintage Snowflake Card

I saw a card like this some time ago and then sat down and did it from memory, don't know if its as pretty as the one I got the idea from though.
I used Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, and Baja Breeze card stock - love those colors together. The ribbon is Early Espresso striped grosgrain cut in half and the bottom edge is frayed a bit. Used my Big Shot alot on this card - Snowflake #2 die, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, and the Northern Frost Decorative Strip for the small snowflake. Also used the Decorative Label punch, Bright Christmas stamp set, Antique Brads, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake classic ink, and a Stamping Sponge.

Thanks for looking-

Happy Stampin'-


Friday, December 10, 2010

Peace on Earth

This card was a "mistake" but I liked the way it turned out. First I embossed with the petals-a-plenty embossing folder and an oval frame on Very Vanilla paper. Then I stamped the "Peace on Earth" and the dove from Peaceful Season stamp set with Versa Mark ink and applied gold embossing powder. This is where things got messy, it stuck all over around the embossed petals. I then just heat embossed it to see how it looked and I really like it, much better in real life than the photo. I also added some distressing with the tea stain ink from the Distressing Essentials kit. For the ribbon I distressed the Very Vanilla Seam Binding with the tea stain ink and spritzed damp with water and crumpled up and let it dry. Love the vintage look of it.

Happy Stampin'-

Monday, December 6, 2010

Holiday Fair

Thanks to everyone who stopped by my booth and made my day a success!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Online Spectacular Sale

Log onto my online store and take advantage of these never-before-seen discounts.

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If you have been thinking about purchasing the My Digital Studio now is the time to get it at 50% off!!! It would make a great Christmas Gift.

What can you do with My Digital Studio?
Create Cards, Calendars, Flyers, Scrapbook Pages, Professionally Bound Scrapbooks, DVD's, Movies, Interactive Albums, and more.

This is an online sale so log onto my website and grab some great deals for yourself or for gifts.



Happy Stampin'-


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Vintage Christmas House

This little (6-1/4" x 6" x 5") house is made with the Design-a-House Decor Accent from the Holiday Mini Catalog (120911, $5.95). I painted the chimney and front door a brick red with acrylic paint and left the rest of the house white (that is how it comes). I then added a strip of scallops around the top of the chimney made with the Scallop Edge Border punch (119882). Glued batting to the roof and around house and sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (102023). I applied glue around the roof and chimney edges and added Champagne glass glitter (120997). The "icecicles" around the roof edge and chimney are the Clear Tinsel Trim (120993). The shutters are made using part of the Decorative Label punch (120907) and covering with Champagne glass glitter. I put vellum cardstock (101856) on the inside for the windows. Add a battery opperated tea light for a warm glow! SO CUTE! The "Seasons Greetings" is from the Welcome Christmas stamp set and the wreath on the door is from the Jolly Jingo Bits set. Both are embossed with gold on Shimmery White paper (101910).

Thanks for looking-

Happy Stampin-


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Christmas Stamp Camp Projects

Just wanted to share the projects we did yesterday in the Christmas Stamp Camp. Thanks to all the great ladies who made the day so much fun and to my Mom who was over for a visit and catered our lunch, it was fantastic!

Happy Stampin'-

Monday, November 8, 2010

Christmas Cards

Here are some Christmas cards we made in the November 5 class.

This card uses a techinique I learned at the Portland regional where you use patterned paper and run it through an embossing folder with Versamark on it and then emboss with white embossing powder.

Supplies used for this card: Real Red, Blushing Bride & Whisper White card stock, Candy Cane Christmas designer series paper, Bells & Boughs stamp set, Petals-a Plenty embossing folder, Big Shot, white embossing powder, VersaMark, Brayer, Real Red & Blushing Bride classic ink, Decorative Label punch.

This card uses the medalion stamp from the Day of Gratitude stamp set for the "snowflake". Other supplies used are: Seasonal Sentiments stamp set, Baja Breeze & Whisper White card stock, VersaMark, Silver embossing powder, heat tool, Baja Breeze classic ink, stamping sponge, Whisper White organza ribbon, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder & Big Shot.

Love this Christmas Postcard stamp! It makes for a quick and easy card stamped in a single color or stamp in black and color in if you have more time.
Supplies used: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler & Very Vanilla card stock, Deck the Halls designer series paper, Always Artichoke classic ink, Always Artichoke seam binding, Victoria crochet trim & Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch.

Thanks for looking-
Happy Stampin'-



Friday, October 29, 2010

November 5th Class

A sneak peak at a couple of cards we will be making in this class.

I will have 3 fall themed items and 3 Christmas for you to make!
Class is November 5 at 6:30 pm in My Stampin' Studio.
If you haven't signed up yet and want to come to this fun class, please let me know by November 3rd. Class fee is $10, prepaid. Please bring your own double-sided adhesive.



Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ideas from Portland Regional

A picture of the conference from the back of the room where we were seated. A room of over 400 stampin' women....crazy fun!
Below are some pics of sample cards they had on display. Unfortunately many of my photos turned out blurry :(, but here are some that didn't........

Monday, October 25, 2010

Portland Swap Cards

Had a great weekend at the Stampin' Up! Portland Regional (mini convention) and I have lots to share with you. Thought I would show you the 2 cards that I took for swaps and later this week I will show you some of the cards I recieved.

This card is made with one of my favorite stamp sets right now called Fall Foliage and the "thank you" is from the Curly Cute set.

Supplies: Cajun Craze & Confetti White card stock, More Mustard, Cajun Craze & Elegant Eggplant classic ink, Decorative Label punch, Square lattice embossing folder, Big Shot, Champagne Mist shimmer paint, Sponge Daubers and Glimmer basics brads.

This card seemed perfect for Oregon. I used the Plant Hope stamp set for the trees and the Define Your Life set for the "create".

Supplies: Always Artichoke, Basic Black & Very Vanilla card stock, Newsprint designer series paper, Always Artichoke & Early Espresso classic ink, Basic Black satin ribbon, Nuetrals Designer buttons, Linen Thread & Scallop Trim border punch.

Thanks for looking-
Happy Stampin'-

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

"There'll be parties for hosting, marshmallows for toasting, and caroling out in the snow...."

Spend time with friends and family at a workshop and learn how to make this Christmas even more memorable with handmade cards, gifts, and packaging. Plus, get 20 percent off select holiday products during the ABC's of the Perfect Handmade Holiday promotion, which begins today, October 19 and runs through December 16, 2010.

Call or email me to book your holiday workshop with friends and family!
983-9236 or ddrauzi@sound-byte.net

Happy Stampin' -

Thursday, October 7, 2010

"Tags til Christmas" Cards Class

"Tags til Christmas" Cards Class - October 19 at 6:30
It's not too early to start making your Christmas Cards. In this class we will be using the versatile stamp set called "Tags til Christmas" to create 6 cards. I will show you some ways to use the new Waffle Paper along with other new items from the Holiday Mini Catalog.
Where: My Stampin' Studio
When: Tuesday, October 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $10:00
RSVP and prepay by October 17
Please bring your own double-sided adhesive

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Clearance Rack Blitz

From October 5-18, Stampin' Up! is adding over 200 discontinued items - some up to 80% off - to the Clearance Rack.

These items are available only while supplies last. Orders for the Clearance Rack can be placed online at http://www.stampinontheprairie.stampinup.net/

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Big Shot Cards

This card uses the new Northern Flurry textured impressions folder with Shimmery White cardstock. Also uses Basic Rhinestones, Night of Navy cardstock, grosgrain ribbon & classic ink, Bashful Blue cardstock and Seasonal Sentiments stamp set.

This card uses the Elegant Lines textured embossing folder, Top Note die and the Scallop Rectangle Clearlit die. Also used Elegant Soiree designer series paper, Crumb Cake cardstock, Soft Suede cardstock & classic ink, Chantilly crochet trim, and Style Beautiful stamp set.

Ice Cream Cone card is made with the Scallop Square die and the Elegant Lines Embossing folder. Also used 2-3/8" Scallop Circle punch, Scallop Square punch, Crumb Cake cardstock, Very Vanilla cardstock, Blushing Bride cardstock, Chocolate Chip classic ink, Birthday Bliss stamp set & Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Candy Wrapper Box

In the Big Shot Class on September 30 we will be making the "trick or treat" candy wrapper box shown above using the new Candy Wrapper Die. These are so cute and easy to make. You don't want to miss this class.

WHEN: September 30 at 6:30

WHERE: My Stampin' Studio

COST: $10.00

Please sign up by Sept 28 if you would like to come.

Call 983-9236 to reserve your spot in this class!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Big Shot Class September 30

In this class you will make 5 projects using the Big Shot machine. I will show you how to make a cute "pumpkin" treat holder and a fast and easy christmas card with the new Northern Flurry embossing folder. You will also get to use the new Candy Wrapper die and I will show you how to fold that -the ends are a little tricky. You won't want to miss this fun class!
You will need to bring your Big Shot to this class. If you don't have one I have room for 2 people to share my machine or you can share with a friend that has one.

September 30 at 6:30
Cost: $10 (or FREE if you have purchased your Big Shot machine from me)
At My Stampin' Studio
Please sign up by September 28 so I have time to get all the material ready for you.
call 983-9236 or email ddrauzi@sound-byte.net to reserve your space now.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Birthday Bakery

If you are what you eat, eat something cute!

This card is made using the Birthday Bakery (Hostess Level 1) stamp set.
Card stock: Real Red, Blushing Bride, and Whisper White
Classic Ink: Basic Black, Real Red, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, and Baja Breeze
Also used: Basic Pearls, Frost Shimmer Paint, Dazzling Diamond glitter, Scallop Trim Border punch, Big Shot Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Holly Jolly Medallion Ornament

This is the finished product of the tutorial in the previous post on how to make a scallop edged medallion.
Products used:
Newsprint Designer Series Paper
Silver Tinsel Trim
2-3/8" Scallop Punch
Decorative Label Punch
Bright Christmas stamp set
Brushed Silver, Basic Black, and Very Vanilla card stock