Monday, November 25, 2013

Another Nature Themed Christmas Card

Good Morning Everyone!
This year it seems like everyone is using forests and deer in creating beautiful scenes for Christmas.  I did create a tag with birch trees and deer and you can see it HERE.  This time I used tiny cardinals and Dee's snow covered tree die to create the following scene:

I have to say, I really like the way it turned out and am truly enjoying creating these scenes.  It is so relaxing to play with the pieces and watch the scene develop.

And don't forget to decorate the inside of your card!

With this unusual Arctic cold snap with snow showers we are having, this card is just perfect!

Supplies used:
Dies:  Dee's Large snow covered tree, garland and mini stars
          Impression Obsession Birch trees and Merry Tree
Embossing folder:  Sizzix
Copic markers:  Cool grays, black, reds

Thank you for stopping by and keep warm!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A Different Use of Corner Dies

Hello Everyone!
I came across a great idea that I wanted to share with you!  Use your corner dies to embellish other things than just corners!

 Above, are the corner die cuts from the new Anja vintage corner set and a tag from another Anja set that many of you already have!

 Now, place the corners on the tag and you have a fabulous new tag! 

Stamp a sentiment on the inside and what a pretty look! 

You can even cut the corners from a different color card stock to get another look!  You can place these tags on the front of your card, or spiffy up the inside! Use them horizontally or vertically.

And for something different, the corner in the picture directly above, even looks like a butterfly!

Time to think outside of the will find that the possibilities are endless!  I love it when I can use my supplies in various ways!  I'm sure you do too!

Supplies used:

Dies:  Anja's large oval, Anja's vintage corners

Thanks for "stamping" by,

Friday, November 8, 2013

A Beautiful Winter Scene by Virginia Behrens

Hello Everyone!
Ginny did it again with a wonderful winter scene card!!!

This card is simply stunning in this blue and white color scheme.  Thank you Ginny for sharing this lovely card with us!

Supplies used:
Dies:  Impression Obsession pine branch and deer trio,  Dee's Distinctively Dies stacking trees, both large and small
Background design: Downloaded design from

This should really get your creative juices  flowing.

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Another Simple Christmas Card

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

I created another Christmas card for you. Lately I have been drawn to this pretty gray card stock and tried it for this card. 

I added diamond stickles to the snowflake background and silver stickles to the center of the white poinsettia.  It makes the whole card sparkle and ready for Christmas!

Supplies used:
Dies:  Impression Obsession Merry Tree and Twig Wreath, Marianne Creatables Small Poinsettias
Embossing folder:  Sizzix
Other:  Stickles

Thanks so much for "stamping" by,

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Poinsettias on a Christmas Tree

Hi Everyone!

Christmas is only a little more than 7 weeks away!!!  Time is just flying by and so I created another Christmas card for you!

Very simple but elegant.

And here is a close up of the flowers:

Supplies used:
Dies:  Dee's Distinctively Dies - Tress and set of mini stars, Impression Obsession "Hydrangea" set,  Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles, Anja card stand
Embossing folder: Sizzix
Other:  Gold stickles

Have you started your Christmas cards yet?

Looking forward to seeing your creations!  Please share them on our Facebook page!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

A Snowy Wintry Forest Scene

Tags, tags and another tag!  I had fun creating this wintry scene tag and the birch trees die and the deer trio from Impression Obsession were perfect for the task. 

I used distress ink and copics to add color and stickles put the finishing sparkly touch to the project!

Get into the fun and create some tags!
Have a wonderful day!

Supplies used:
Dies:  Impression Obsession Birch trees (comes with 2 birds), Impression Obsession Deer trio
Embossing folder:  Sizzix
Copics:  Cool grays, browns, reds
Distress ink:  Antique linen
Other:  Nellie Snellen Duo punch of tiny flower & butterfly, stickles

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Wine Bottle Tag

Happy Wednesday!
Today I want to share with you a tag I made for a wine bottle.   Being of Ukrainian descent, wheat is used so much in our culture and so when I saw the new wheat die from Impression Obsession, I knew I had to have it.  The die cuts beautifully and the die cut itself is so delicate.  I went to work to make a wine bottle tag so that I could be ready for Thanksgiving.

I just love the way it turned out; simple, to the point and dresses up the bottle.

This tag is also in the collection of tags that you can create in our "Tag You're It" class.  This class is being offered 2 times (so far); Saturday, Oct 5 at 1PM and on Thurs, Oct 17 at 11AM.  Call to reserve your seat today!

Have a wonderful day
and looking forward to seeing you soon!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

"Pergamano" Snowflake

Today, as promised, I am sharing a "Pergamano" snowflake gift card.  Whenever you dry emboss on vellum, you get the white lines.  I used parchment vellum here, which is of thicker weight than vellum, cut out a window and added some peel offs.  Again, quick an easy.

Hope you'll join us for this special Pergamano Make and Take on Saturday, Oct 5 from 11AM - 1PM.
Now is the time to start thinking about your fall and Christmas projects.  And don't forget Chanukah, which is very early this year - starts Nov 28! 

Thanks for "stamping" by,

Monday, September 23, 2013

Great use of Snowmen "Toppers"

Happy Fall!
Yes, fall came in yesterday and now time is just ticking away.  Have you started your Christmas projects yet?  I got these snowmen "toppers" in and they are not only gorgeous but so easy to use.  I made a tag and then used a different snowman topper to make a card. (Basically, take the tag and expand it onto a card!)

These toppers are simply great if you want to mass produce some tags or cards.  These snowmen are so cute, made of excellent card stock quality, already pre-cut for you and with gold foil and glitter!  You get 10 different snowmen in the package! 

Each snowman is package in an envelop with the 3 layering pieces!  You just take one envelope out and put the guys together.  (only 3 layers to build!)  Layer the completed snowman on a tag or continue making a card.  Soooooo simple and quick!  I know I will make 10 quick cards and have these guys ready for sending out in December!  And the whole package of 10 snowmen go for only $8.25!

And to see how nice and quick these are, come by on Saturday, September 28 and make a tag!!!  You are going to fall in love with these guys!

Yes, since it is now count down to Christmas making ideas, I will try to have as many Make and Takes for you!  Next Saturday,  October 5 will be a Pergamano Make and Take!!!  I'll post that tomorrow!

ALSO, on Saturday, October 5 at 1PM, we'll have the very popular, Tag You're It class!!!  Come and make several Christmas tags PLUS a tag for a wine bottle that you will be able to use for Thanksgiving!

Fall is here and the Creative Corner is here to help you make your holidays fun and creative!!!

See you real soon!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Glittery Christmas Tag

Happy Wednesday!
Today, I want to share a Christmas tag I made with micro fine glitter and Dee's stacking tree dies. 

It is so simple, yet so sparkly and perfect to dress up any gift under the tree. 

I also want you to notice the small star on top of the's a new die cut from Dee.  What is great about it is that you get so many stars on the die plate, so that when you run it once through your machine, you have enough for lots of cards or tags!

Which brings me to the point that several of you have asked that I hold a Christmas tag class.  It is in the works!  I am working and designing several tags which you will make in that class and be ready to dress up your presents.  OR, you can take the design and expand it onto a card.  Keep a look out for the dates........I will post them this week.  Time is flying by, the air is getting cooler and we need to start our fall project now!  Keep in touch!

Thanks for "stamping" by,

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Another Christmas Wreath Card!

I know, another wreath card.........but I wanted to show you the different looks that you can get from basically the same supplies.  In this Christmas card, I was going for the "Winter Wonderland" look of white on white with just a little bit of neutral  color.

Again, I used Impression Obsession's Twig Wreath die set.  To get sparkle on the card, I used Shimmer Spritz on the Joy tag and the three layers of the poinsettia.  Unfortunately, you really can't see the sparkle in the photo, though here is a close up:

Supplies used:
Stamp - Impression Obsession
Dies - Impression Obsession Twig Wreath, Cheery Lynn Holly leaves and Flourish leaf strip, Marianne Large and small poinsettias, Spellbinders Labels 4
Other - Swarovski crystals, Shimmer Spritz in Sparkle, Swiss dots embossing folder

This is the third card that we will be making in the "Wreath Cards" class this Saturday!  There still is room available to join us for this fun class........just call to reserve your seat!

Thanks for "stamping" by,

Friday, September 6, 2013

Christmas Wreath Card

Today I am posting the new card I made with Impression Obsession's wreath die.  This time I used a Christmas theme.  It was a lot of fun choosing the poinsettias, the various layering papers and arranging the layout. 

(I am also now thinking of a different color scheme for a different look.  So check back to see how that one will come out!)

Hope you'll join us for this fun workshop and start your collection of fall and winter cards!

Supplies used:
Stamps:  Impression Obsession
Dies:  Cheery Lynn holly leaves, Cheery Lynn pine branches, Marianne small poinsettias, Impression Obsession twig wreath set, Impression Obsession small tags

Thanks for "stamping" by,

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Welcome Fall with Impression Obsession's Wreath Die

Even though autumn doesn't start until the 22nd, I had this card design and layout in my mind for several days and finally created the card!  I am really happy with the results and am thinking that I'll have a class where we will create different cards with this wreath die and decorate them for fall and Christmas and possibly for spring/summer.  I think it will be lots of fun and help you stretch your supplies! 

Hope you enjoy this and join us for the class!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Stacy's New Release - By my Window Stamp Series

Happy Labor Day!  Hope you are enjoying your weekend........though it is the last official "summer" weekend.  But, hey, now you can really start thinking about your fall and Christmas projects!

Stacy has released her new stamps, "By my Window" series and here is a look at them! 

And for those of you who love to color, these stamps were made for YOU!

These stamps are quite  large, so they pretty much cover an A2 size card.  You just sit back and color the images (you know, when you are watching TV you can relax and NOT fall asleep because you are coloring!)  If you were here when Stacy visited, you were lucky to see these up close and personal.  Stacy had them colored and gave us lots of ideas on how to make them pop...........add crystal effects to the pumpkin to make it look glossy like a ceramic vase.  Add Swarovski crystals to the Christmas scene to make it sparkle.....and don't forget about the star outside! Stamp extra images and only color some parts so that you can cut those out and pop them on the fully colored scene.  The possibilities are endless!!!

I know many of you were intrigued by these new stamps.........please let me know if you would like me to get them for you!  You can start with the fall scene now!  (they come individually, you do not need to buy the whole series).  So, try one out and see if you like it!

Thanks so much for "stamping" by,

Monday, August 26, 2013

The Beautiful Parasol Die from Marianne

Good Monday Morning!

I just wanted to share a card that Virginia Behrens made using the beautiful parasol die from Marianne.  When I first saw this die, I thought, pretty, but how many times will I use it?  I mean, how many showers do I get to go to?  Believe me, not many.  My own daughter doesn't even want a traditional bridal shower!

But Ginny took this parasol, turned it over, filled it with flowers and hearts and made a gorgeous "Get Well Card"!!!

This goes to show you that you should really think outside the box and try to get multiple uses for your dies and stamps as well!

Dies:  Marianne Creatable LR0263
          Anja Corner LR0200
          Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Circles

Thanks so much for "stamping" by,

Monday, August 19, 2013

Clean & Simple Flower Card

Good Monday Morning!
Just a quick share of a CAS card............just stamp the background and die cut the pretty oval and flower, stamp a saying and you're done!  You can make a bunch of these in all different colors and have them in your stash when you need a card!  And we all know that those days come more often than we like to admit!

Stamp:  Outlines Dotted background
Dies:   Marianne Fancy flower  LR0248
           Marianne Large fancy oval set LR0240
           Anja Card stand LR0266

Let me know if you would like any of these dies.  I can easily set them aside for you!

Thanks for "stamping" by,

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Look at these NEW fabulous dies from Dee!

Oh my. where do I begin!???

Dee has released her new dies and they are just jaw dropping spectacular!

First, here is the new floral collection..............................I just love the little bells!
                  These are the dies:

                         And here are the flowers all put together!

                                                                       Simply gorgeous!

Here are some pretty Asian and tropical influence designs:

                                   Build a Christmas Tree collection!  What a grand idea!
I know many of you have the Christmas trees from last year!  Well, now you can add DECORATIONS to your trees! And it will be so easy.  The decorations come in sets.  For example, you will get a die plate with LOTS of mini Xmas balls, so that you will cut 40 balls with ONE pass through of your die cutting machine!  Or you will cut 28 stars or 14 mini doves!  What a time saver!

Don't know about you, but my mind is spinning!

Let me know what you think!  And please let me know if you want any of these................I want to make sure that I order enough and no one will be disappointed!  (Also, the actual Christmas tree dies are also available if you want to add one to your collection.)

Have a fabulous day!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Cards from the His and Her Class

Good Morning Everyone!  Just wanted to post the cards that we made in the His and Hers Class.  I was able to give you tips and ideas and hopefully make you think outside the box so that you too can come up with some cards yourself.

Here is a picture of the three "His" cards.  

And here are the corresponding "female" versions of the masculine cards.

Next are pictures of the 3 pairs of cards:

Great news........You still have an opportunity to create these cards!  Join us on Thursday, August 22 at 1PM or at 6 in the evening.  You will not be disappointed!

(Don"t forget, click on each picture to see it close up)

Thanks for "stamping" by,

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Stacy's Classes were a Blast!

It was just last Saturday that Stacy Rich was here and we all had a blast!!!  Thanks so much Stacy!  You ROCK!  And I also want to thank all who attended and help make the special classes a huge success!

Again I got so involved that I didn't get a picture of all of the attendees nor of the wonderful food we had; believe me though, the stamp pads were flying, the new stamps were passed around and the laughter was non stop!

In the previous post, I showed you pictures of two of the cards from the class.  Here are the other two cards using the wonderful new set, "Weeds and More".

This is the very pretty and versatile new stamp set (Weeds & More) from Stacy.

 Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Stacy's Classes, July 27!

Yay!!! Saturday, July 27th is almost here! Stacy Rich is cutting card stock, sorting stamps,  packing her bags and getting ready to teach at the Creative Corner! 

And here is a taste of what you can create at those classes:

  In the morning class you'll create several cards using Stacy's latest stamps. The cards may be simple, but always elegant!

In the second class, you'll create a "One of a Kind" box and matching gift card. "Stuff" the box with a handmade gift and it will be perfect for that special occasion

And best of all, there still is time to sign up and join the fun!  Call and reserve your seat today!

Looking forward to a fabulous day!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day everyone! Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad!  Wish my dad lived closer, but we talk everyday and I'm wishing him a wonderful day. 

Just wanted to post a quick and easy card for Father's Day.

Wanted to show you a close up of the saying.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are having a great day with your dad!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Cards from the "To Distress or Not" Class

First I would like to thank everyone who came to the class and helped make it such a success!  We created, caught up with news and laughed all afternoon.  What more could we have asked for?  Too bad that Korkie and Jan weren't feeling well and did not make the trip up.  We missed you both!   I also have to say that I missed Jan's cute British accent.  Hope you are feeling better and looking forward to see you soon!

I also want to thank Barbara for teaching and bringing the vintage and distress look to us again.  You really made everyone think outside the box!

Here are the cards we made:
These are the 3 cards with the distressed look.

And these are the non-distressed cards (I guess we can call  them the clean cards).

Next, are pictures of the cards side by side.  We basically used the same design layout and the same supplies, and came up with two different looks!  It was just amazing!

Hope these samples get your creative juices flowing!

Thanks for stopping by!