Friday, January 29, 2010

window sheets

Goodmorning stampers,

I have seen these fancy favor boxes on other blogs and I just had to try one for myself. Didnt it come out cute?? This was very easy to make,

Just take some thick window sheets and run them through the big shot with the fancy favor die. Then run it through again with the finial press embossing folder (you have to do this in sections) then fold up the box and attach with some sticky strip.

Add some ribbon and viole'!!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Goodmorning stampers,
Today I just had to share a valentine card that my 10 year old daughter made. Isn't this so cute!!
She said she made the front like this to look like the heart was coming out of an envelope. Looks good to me!
Look how cute the inside is? She really likes all the punches and accessories. And she always goes for the DSP paper!
Can you see the writing "love is in the air" where'd she get that??!!! She's only 10!
Anyway I just had to share my Stampin Up! demonstator in the making! Have a nice weekend.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Fresh Batch Tuesday challenge

Hi there stampers,
I had so much fun making this card! This was a new one for me and it was so easy. This technique is called a wiper card. Tutorial is here
I made this card for my friend who moved to Canada. It was not ment to be a Valentine card...but if the shoe fits!!!!

Stamp set: three little words
paper: so saffron, bermuda bay, whisper white, welcome neighbor DSP
pinking hearts border punch, heart to heart punch, oval punch
rose red stitched ribbon

Monday, January 25, 2010

Stamping 411

Goodmorning stampers,
Todays card is for the challenge at stamping 411.

I made this card for my friend and fellow demonstrator who is going through a very rough time right now. I tried to choose colors that were bright and cheery. I like how it came out!

Stamp set: Charming, teeny tiny wishes
paper: bermuda bay, whisper white, old olive

Friday, January 22, 2010

Technostampers challenge

Goodmorning all,
Here is another card I did for a challenge. This is for the Technostampers challenge.
I just happened to have dusty durango paper out from the card I made yesterday so I started with that!
I think this turned out very cute!!
Stamp set: On a Pedestal, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Whimsical Words
paper: dusty durango, creamy caramel, whisper white, groovy guava, sweet pea DSP

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Mojo Monday

Goodmorning stampers,
Here is my contribution for the mojo monday sketch this week. I am really liking this color combination.
This is the first time I have used the paper from the sale-a-bration catalog...I wasn't sure about it at first but there are some really cute patterns in it!
Stamp set:Teeny Tiny wishes, sweet season
paper: dusty durango, bermuda bay, whisper white, sweet pea and welcome neighbor DSP
nestabilities scallop oval, modern label punch, large oval punch
dusty durango polka dot ribbon

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Valentine treats

Goodmorning stampers,
Today I wanted to show you some cute little Valentines treat bags.
These are all made with the scallop envelope die from sizzix.
By folding them in different ways you can make them look completely different.
The ones in the back look like little purses!
I used the heart and oval punches to make the windows and handles. The bag looking ones have the sides cut off so they are open (so you can add more candy!)
Isn't the paper cute? its the new Sending Love DSP. Its hard to tell in the picture but the paper has sparkles right in it!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Night and Day Designer paper

Goodmorning stampers,

Todays cards were made for the Stamping 411 challenge and the coffee diva color challenge.

Woo Hoo, I combined two in one!!!
I really liked this layout. It is simple yet right down my alley.

I made the card below first. And wow, it was way to busy for me. So I made another attempt and like the second card much better! Its hard to see but I used the platinum shimmer paints in alcohol to give the shimmer to the basic grey card stock. (put 2oz of 70% alcohol in a small sray bottle add about 6 drops of platinum paint and shake well)

Stamp set: Thank you kindly, baroque motifs
paper: black, basic grey, going grey, whisper white and night and day DSP
silver embossing powder, platinum shimmer paint

Sweet Treats

Goodmorning stampers,
Here is a card I made for my sideline meeting yesterday. Chocolates anyone!! It was mostly a case from one of you other crafty ladies Gina Shaw. I changed it up alittle and made it my own with the new pinking hearts border punch. I thought it was very cute!
I used the oval punch to make the chocolates and just cut them in half. I made a long strip of the border and then cut them to make the wrappers. The hearts are punched with the heart to heart punch. I used the new polka dot embossing folder on the pink to give it some texture.
Stamp set: teeny tiny wishes
paper: chocolate chip, pretty in pink, real red, whisper white, sweet pea and to the nines DSP
scallop square punch, oval punch, pinking hearts border punch, label punch, modern label punch

Thursday, January 14, 2010

I love the birds

Goodmorning stampers,
Here is the other card I made to swap at leadership. I am having so much fun with all the different birds we have! We even got a free stamp set at leadership with my favorite hummingbirds on it!!
I cut an oval out of my finial press embossing folder by tracing the center of the scallop oval sizzix die and using my craft and rubber scissors. I love that! thanks to everyone that had how to's on their blogs.
I sponged the embossed image with old olive to bring out the design alittle more. I also used the new bird punch, top note die, polka dot embossing folder and polka dot red ribbon.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Gotta love the monkeys!

Good morning stampers,
This is one of the swaps I made for leadership. My daughter just loves monkeys so of course I had to get this stamp set. This monkey just reminded me of that Monkey in the Barrel game I used to play when I was little. So here is my "stamping" version of the game!
Oh and the new clear mount made this so easy to connect the stamp-a-ma jig needed!
Stamp set: Fox and Friends
Paper: chocolate chip, old olive, so saffron, Sweet Pea DSP
new border punch, new bird punch(leaves), scallop oval, 1'and 3/4' circle punches, modern label punch

Monday, January 11, 2010

felt bag tags

Goodmorning stampers,
Well, I had a wonderful time at leadership, learned lots and of course got amazing swaps! It is so much fun to be around such creative minds!!
Here are some bag tags I made for my roommates and my upline. I used felt cut out of sizzix dies with some chipboard in the middle to make them more sturdy. Arent they cute!
dies: top note, scallop circle, clear scallop square, daisy #2, baskets and blooms, beautiful butterflies, flower folds,

I think this is my favorite one, especially since I love butterflies!

I even managed to add some of the new accessories from the occasions mini catalog. Look at the brads!!
So stinkin cute!

Friday, January 8, 2010

leadership shoe box swap

Goodmorning stampers,
Here is the card that I made for a swap I joined at leadership. This was Sherrie Robinsons full card shoe box swap. I cant tell you how much fun it is to do this. ( I also did it at convention) My favorite part about leadership or convention is the stamping so this is just more fun for me!!! We made 24 cards in one evening and then took home 25 more already made. I will have lots of great ideas for you in the coming weeks!!
Stamp set: friends 24-7
paper: not quite navy, very vanilla, kraft, bella blue DSP
Scallop trim border punch, scallop circle sizzix die, top note die

Thursday, January 7, 2010

grocery bags

Goodmorning my stamping friends,


Look how cute these grocery bags are!! These were one of the things we could buy in the momento mall at leadership.
Here is my offer, for a limited time and while quantities last, purchase product of a minimum of $100.00 us dollars and receive this darling bag for FREE! And since it is sell-a-bration time you will also receive 2 items of your choice from the sell-a-bration catalog FREE!! The offer for the bag is from me only, Janelle Lavelle. If your interested just email me or go to my website .
Cant wait to send one to you!!!


Woohoo stampers,

Look at me at leadership in Phoenix! We are having so much fun already...and its only the first day!
The make-n-takes were awesome!! I will have lots of great projects for you to see and try at my classes.

Isn't this just the cutest bag?? I am absolutely loving it! This is one of the perks we get for being a demonstrator and going to the leadership, a free bag...and stamp set!!

These are all the goodies that came in our bag. See the yello paper, that is my pink striped braclett (I AM going to win a prize with this! Keep your fingers crossed for me!)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Occasions mini sneek peak

Goodmorning stampers,
Well I should be on my way to leadership in Phoenix about now!!! Yeah for me!! But I wanted to show you what I am most excited about in the new occasions mini catalog.
Look at these wonderful clear mount stamps!! Yes, Stampin' Up! is now offering clear mount! You can order from both the sell-a-bration catalog and the occasions mini catalog starting today!!
Wow, storage will be so much nicer. That means I can buy twice as many sets now, right??! These are dvd cases.

Look how nice the mounting blocks are! I have been using clear mount stamps for awhile now and I can honestly say these are one of the nicest sets of blocks out there.

See how thick they are! and they have really great rounded, grooved sides for easy holding.

Wow, look at the space you can save!
The stamp sets on the right I mounted myself using jewel cd cases and on the left is the traditional wood mounted sets. The ones in the middle are the new clear mount sets.

Monday, January 4, 2010

New goodies

Goodmorning friends,
Todays card is a sampling of some of the great new things in the occasions mini. I just love butterflies and birds so this embosslit was right down my alley!
I wasnt a big fan of these colors together but then I got the DSP and it really is very pretty together. Very bold and bright!
Stamp set: Whimsical Words
paper: whisper white, dusty durango, bermuda bay, sweet pea DSP
beautiful wings embosslit die, scallop trim border punch, silver brads.

Friday, January 1, 2010


Happy New Year stampers,

Hope you all had a safe and fun new years eve.

Here is a new years card I made for my hubby.

paper: whisper white, basic grey, black
I used all three shimmer paints on each layer of paper. The new year stamp is embossed with gold
EP powder.