October 25, 2016

Birthday Star Fold


I had a productive Sunday in my creative space. I was working on a major project and had to get things in order. It was such a disaster, I couldn't think. I cannot work in chaos. I got lots of projects done, addressed a stack of Halloween cards, birthday cards and an anniversary card. I'll share some of them in the coming weeks.

Because I had such a challenge uploading my Star Fold tutorial and wound up posting it late, I thought I'd give you another sample using this great fold. 

For the base on this card, I again used DSP. If you prefer cardstock, Stampin' Up! does have 12" x 12" cardstock available in the annual catalog by color family. There are two sheets of each color. The holiday catalog also has a package of Real Red (141982), a package of Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green, ten pieces of each color ( 141992) and a package of Basic Gray and Pumpkin Pie (142023). If you do a lot of scrap booking, this is a great time to purchase some of you favorite colors.

The Confetti Celebration stamp set helped me finish off this fun fold.

The finished card measures 6" x 7", but finding an envelope is no worry. Simply break out your Envelope Punch Board. For my envelope, I used a matching piece of DSP for a festive delivery!

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Make your day a great one!


October 22, 2016

Star Fold Video Tutorial

Hi All!

I chased away the ghouls and goblins and was able to upload my tutorial. I think the lesson here is that I need to do more video tutorials so my skill set improves.

This is the star fold I featured in the last blog hop.

So, are you ready to create this fold for your own project? Here we go!

Comments? Questions? I welcome your feedback.

Make your day a great one!


October 21, 2016

Masculine Fall Birthday Card

Hi all,

Due to technical difficulties, you are not seeing my star fold video in today's blog post. Stay tuned; I will get it to you as soon as possible!

Until then, enjoy this great masculine birthday card.

Thanks for stopping today!


October 18, 2016

A Quick Note

Hi all!

Whew! My days have been full - how about yours? My son was home againg this weekend. I bought a new Rav4 - my 'momma mobile' is 11 years old and has almost 152K miles on it. I was ready for new wheels. I also sold my minivan over the weekend. Sunday we celebrated my mom's 89th birthday and I got three loads of laundry done for the boy to take back to school. I know, he's spoiled. He's my only one and I do enjoy doting. In my craft room - and kitchen and dining room - I've been diligently working on a tutorial for Craft Project Central. They asked me to be a guest designer for the month of November. I will be sharing my project and other Craft Central projects for the month on my blog. I was a bit stressed about coming up with a project worthy of a guest designer! I like the end product and because of the multiples I ended up making, I have several Christmas gifts ready to go!

So, for my quick note today, I cased a very fun card I saw on Pinterest. I love music; it has always been a part of my life, from piano and strings in grade school to band and choir in high school. Through college and beyond, I made great extra money singing for weddings and funerals. For years I was very involved in community theater. Unfortunately, several years ago I went through some major stresses in my life and lost my vocal range. I went to doctors, speech and massage therapists with no changes. That is a loss I regularly mourn. But enough of that, back to the fun card!

Wouldn't four of these with envelopes tied in black ribbon make a perfect gift for a music teacher, your church choir director or organist or any music enthusiast? The notes were made from the 1" circle punch and I cut the stems from snips of Basic Black Cardstock.
My staff was a snap to make using the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits. This bundle is so versatile. If you've not yet purchased it - don't wait! 

That's it for today folks. Stay tuned for my second post this week. I'll be sharing a video on how to make a star fold card like the one I featured last week in the Pal's Blog Hop.

October 13, 2016

Another 2 x 2


Thanks for stopping in today. I have another quick project using the Clear Tiny Treat Boxes. The box today is decked out for Halloween.

This little count is ready for his Halloween night on the town.

I cut a strip of DSP at 8 1/2" x 1 7/8" and scored it 1/4" from each end. I added a bit of adhesive to the small flaps, aligned the score line on a corner and wrapped the box. This time I have the opening at the top of the box. My 2" circle punch provided the background and the moon.

You can fill your box with a wide variety of holiday treats.

I cut a 1 7/8" x 1 7/8" piece of DSP for the top of the box. What a quick and easy way to present a treat to your favorite little ghoul.

The treats I've featured on my blog will be going to co-workers - shhh! don't tell them.

Be sure to add the Clear Tiny Treat Boxes to your next order.

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October 12, 2016

Wicked Star Fold

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for October 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month our projects feature cards made using “wicked” folds. What is a “wicked” fold? It is anything other than the standard A2 card fold. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.
You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

I love fun folds, but admit I can be intimidated by some of them! I went searching to find something fun to share with you, but also wanted a fold that wasn't too complicated, so check out this star fold!

I can see using this fold for so many occasions from Christmas to weddings or for a baby. It's a great way to show off our Designer Series Paper - hmmm, there just happens to be a DSP sale going on here.
Now for the open view! 

If you like this project, please leave a message below. Be sure to sign up to follow me by email to receive my blog post next week with the video on how to create this wickedly fun fold!
Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

October 11, 2016

Two by Two by Two

Hi all!

So did my blog title get you thinking about Noah's Ark and the animals? Well, that's not my blog topic, but this week I am sharing a couple fun ideas for our Clear Tiny Treat Boxes! You'll never guess the dimensions - 2 x 2 x 2! 

I used the Thoughtful Branches bundle to create my pumpkin and Tombo glue to attach it to the Clear Tiny Treat Box. The box opens on the right side to allow access to the goodies. Break out the Fringe Scissors (pg 189 #133325) to snip a piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock, crunch it up and you have the filling for your box. 

The Kraft Rope Trim from the Holiday Catalog (pg 13 #141996) literally ties it all together.

Use this darling box for a Thanksgiving place setting, fill it with a pumpkin scented candle, replace the paper stuffing with pumpkin candies, bags of spiced tea or a bag of potpourri. There are so many possibilities!

Get those creative juices flowing, purchase your Clear Tiny Treat Boxes (annual catalog pg 176 #141699) and come up with a 2 x 2 x 2 creation to share with your friends!



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October 4, 2016

Hi all,

Happy October! I was at our cabin for the weekend with my nephew and his family who recently moved from Louisiana. The 3 little 'greats' are an absolute joy and I am so happy they are here in Wisconsin. My blog name and theme are inspired by our northern Wisconsin land. My dad purchased the first parcel in 1961 and our family has grown up loving this land. It was such a treat and blessing to see the next generation enjoying it too.

We're in the middle of the Nicolet National Forest with no utilities. My dad designed an built the cabin and the 1947 vintage Dodge army command truck still runs.

This land equates time with family and I couldn't love it more!

I didn't get in any stamping due to my weekend away, but want to remind you of the fabulous October Designer Series Paper sale - Buy 3 and get 1 FREE! The following prints are available as part of this offer:

Be sure to stock up on this great value!

Take gentle care!