Sunday, December 4, 2016

Visions of Sugar Plums - Birch Press Design Poinsettias

It's day one of Lori Hairston's annual Visions of Sugarplums event! She's got some great sponsors lined up and wants you to play along.   Wouldn't it be nice to find a little treat for yourself for hopping?   If you are hopping you should have reached me from Cherry Nelson's blog. If you want to start at the beginning and get all the details you can find them here at Lori's Blog!


Birch Press Design is one of the sponsors for the Visions of Sugar Plums Event! Birch Press Design was founded by Memory Box and Poppystamps creator Dave Brethauer. It's a fabulous marketplace for craft supplies, unique kitchen designs, and home decor. You'll find a large selection of unique layering background dies, multi layer clear stamps with coordinated dies, and intricate detailed dies for papercrafting in their craft department. They feature projects made with craft items from the store on their blog every Tuesday.
Maybe you've seen the layered background dies at Birch Press Design?  There are several different styles.  This one is called Sevilla.  There are three different layers that you can use individually or stack together like I did for my background. 
The beautiful poinsettias are from Holiday Poinsettia Stamp set.  This is a 3 layer stamp that consists of the background, outline, and shading.   There's also a coordinating window die set so you can cut these out easily.

I added some gold pearls for the flower centers.  The Snowfall Merry Christmas die was cut in teal with a second one cut in gold to add a little sparkle 

I can't seem to do anything lately without adding some Pretty Pink Posh sequins.  Did you know they're a sponsor too? 

The next stop on this hop is Greta Hess!  But before you go.. make sure you leave me a comment.  Winners will be selected from the comments left on the blogs on the hop.. so get around to as many as you can!! 

Lori Hairston (Host)
Mitra Pratt
Tracey Kelly
Maria Patrick
Char Cundy
Silje Aunan
Regina Easter
Cherry Nelson
Jeanne Jachna  (That's Me!)
Greta Hess
Debbie Fisher
Lisa Bzibziak
Audrey Pettit
Debbie Marcinkiewicz
KT Fit Kitty

Good Luck and Happy Hopping!










Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Birch Press Design Holiday Poinsettia
Dies | Birch Press Design  Holiday Poinsettia, Snowfall Merry Christmas, Sevilla Layers A, B and C
Sequins | Pretty Pink Posh



Saturday, December 3, 2016

Pretty Little Studio Christmas Deer

Have you seen the newest collections at Pretty Little Studio? The hardest part is deciding which one you love best! I want them ALL!!! Today I'm playing with the new Holly Jolly Collection! This set is loaded with bright colored papers in peppermint, pine and plaid prints! It's fun and festive and will absolutely make you smile!

I made a collage style card loaded with lots of embellishments and details. I started with a base of Pine and Berries Paper. I added some stripes and plaid and a beautiful Gold Doily to frame all the elements of the collage. These are large doilies - 5" - so I usually only add a half on cards. I save the other half for another project - it's a great way to add lots of elegance to a project and stretch your dollars at the same time!

The peppermint striped tag, pine sprig and deer are all from the same package of die cuts called Make a Wish. Die cuts are wonderful for your papercrafting projects because they're printed, cut and ready to work with. 

The die cut stars are from the Here Comes the Sun Collection Label Medley pack.

Finishing touches include a sprinkle of Gift Wrap Sequins and a bit of twine on the tag!
What will you make today?




Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Pretty Little Studio Products
Paper | Holly Jolly Collection
Doily | 5" Gold Foil Lace
Die Cuts | Holly Jolly | Make A Wish | Here Comes the Sun | Label Medley
Sequins | Gift Wrap Sequins
Twinery Charcoal Twine
Die | Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders

CASual Fridays Christmas Surprise!

 Do you like surprises?  I'm posting at CASual Fridays Blog today and Michelle (the owner) has a little surprise for you!  Hop on over to the blog and CHECK IT OUT!
 Here's a peek at my project!  Seriously.. Michelle has a nice surprise waiting for you today!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | CASual Fridays  Christmas Sparkle
Dies | Casual Fridays  Funky Flakes, Ornament Tag | MFT Fishtail Flags
Twinery Pink Sorbet Twine
Pattern Paper | Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa 12"





Friday, December 2, 2016

Tupelo Designs LLC - Merry!

Happy Friday!  We made it through the week!  I hope you have some fun planned for the weekend!  There's nothing on my list to do.  If the weather is fine I think I'll talk Mr. J. into a trip to the zoo - if it's cold and rainy I'm staying put! 

Friday is my day to post for Tupelo Designs, LLC.  This is my favorite place to shop.  They carry lots of  my favorite brands and shipping is free every day - no coupon code required.   I  like that I can mix my basket with different brands - no minimum order to meet for free shipping, and I even get reward points. These are points that add up and can be turned into dollars off my next purchase.
Today I'm playing with some WPlus9 I got with my last order.   Whenever I get a new set I always cut and stamp a bunch.  Usually about 10  of each.  I can stamp them in different colors and play around with lining up the stamp and die.  Even though this set has window dies that are perfect for stamping and then cutting, I usually do the opposite..  cut the dies and then stamp on them.
I can play around with different arrangements - deciding what to put where before I commit to stamping. 
For this one the only elements that will be applied as cut dies are the Merry label and three large poinsettia flowers.  I stamped all the other images on the panel that will cover the card base.

Here's a close up so you can see the flowers adhered after I stamped the base panel.
Here's the finished card...
Want to see what I purchased for that great Black Friday sale that Tupelo Designs LLC had?  I just got my package yesterday - December 1!  That was quick! 
My order came by Federal Express.  It was quadruple wrapped!  First layer was the Federal Express bag, then another waterproof bag, the next layer was a nice printed bag, and inside that my package was gift wrapped like this..
My packing list is easy to see, and tucked in there was a little gift for me!  Some pretty buttons and a card with the original Tupelo - the Greyhound the store is named for. 
 Ok now for the things I ordered.. 
Some Concord & 9th Hello Lovely Stamp set and Happy Card Frame die set!   These flowers are so pretty and I can't wait to make some layers with that frame!


Some cute Lavinia Stamps Fairy Chain Large, and Tree Goddess "Luna".
I've been wanting this Altenew Oriental Orchid set forever! 
 Can you tell I'm hooked on Altenew lately?  This is the Botanical Garden stamp set and Thank You Die.
And finally .. I have the matching dies for my Vintage Flowers stamp set and some word dies too for Christmas!

I'd love to hear what you bought!










Finished Size:  4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps |  Be Merry Florals, Be Merry Sentiments
Dies |  Be Merry Florals, Be Merry Sentiments | Avery Elle Wonky Stitches