Thursday, October 31, 2013

Sparkle N Sprinkle November Challenge and Reveal

Hi Everyone,
If you are looking for the Craft-Dee BowZ November Challenge then click here.

Welcome to Sparkle n Sprinkle's November 1 Release 

The Winter Wonderland stamp set and the Flourishes Two stamp set are both available on line.

Winter Wonderland

Flourishes Two

Both sets are available available at 20% off 
as part of the Sparkle n Sprinkle Wintry specials. 
Just use the code WINTRY20 in the comments section
when checking out in the SNS on-line store 
to receive these brand new sets at 20% off.
Promotion valid through November 3.(sorry, credit card customers only. Total will be manually adjusted. Or phone the SNS shoppe on Wednesday and ask them to manually adjust the charge on the phone for you).

Sparkle N Sprinkle is having their monthly 
Mystery Designer Party!
Join in on the fun.

On two of the participating blogs below, a Commenter will be selected to receive the prize
No one knows who the Mystery Designers are, so you may wish to visit each blog to leave a comment.

The winners will be announced on November 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs:
Belinda Shupe
Anne Temple
Donna Ellis

Hope you take time to visit the designers blogs for some great inspiration. 

Click here to go directly to the November Challenge at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges blog 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

The Glittered Ornament

Welcome Back!!!

Yesterday over at Stamping Buddies in Cincinnati, Ohio, I taught a class showing how to make a glittered ornament. The ornament is stunning and really makes a statement. Easy to make, just takes a little time. Perfect for a handmade gift for someone special or this will look gorgeous on your tree.

Let me show off the end result.

I used lots of glitter and the poinsettia topper on this ornament is made using the poinsettia stap from the lovely stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle called Holiday Foliage - Set 475.  The glitter colors are Shell Pink G1022 and Parisian Mist G1037 (one of  my favorite greens in the Sparkle n Sprinkle glitter line)

I love the look of the poinsettias that come out during the holiday season in the pinks and other colors other than the traditional reds, so that's why I decided to use a few non traditional colors when making this ornament.

I will be repeating this class over at Simply Said Rubber Stamps  on Sat. Nov. 9 @1:30. If you live in the greater Cincinnati area and want to take the class please contact Simply Said @ 513-833-3852 to reserve a seat.

This class includes how to make a box, to store or gift the ornament. Easy to make, too!!

Boy, I just checked my calendar and Thanksgiving will be here a month from tomorrow. It's late this year (Nov. 28) and that means that Christmas will be 3 1/2 weeks after Thanksgiving, this year. It's going to be a short buying season if you start after Thanksgiving. I have things already bought so I best start to wrap and that chore will be done.

November will be a busy month for me, I have classes or events every Sat. in November. So  I will be busy getting those ready. December I have one event and then I will be taking off the rest of the month. But I will be getting ready to start out the new year with new classes.

I will be back soon with some class samples and a few other things that I will be making.

Thanks for stopping in

Friday, October 25, 2013

More of last week

Welcome back!!!!

In my last post, I mentioned that I went to Tennessee for a stamping convention. OK keep that in your mind for a minute and  let me say that I really like step cards and tri-shutter cards, flip cards, etc. but hate cutting them by hand, don't you. You have to cut the CS, measure, mark, and don't forget the X-acto knife, and cut straight lines. Now, I don't feel X-acto knife challenged, however these types of cards take time to prep and cut. And we all want things in a hurry and of course, you want the card perfect. Right???? OK, back to the convention.  I happened upon The Stamp Doctors booth. Well, The Stamp Doctor has designed a die for all of us who love the flip card design. In fact they have 2 die designs for flip cards. So, I spied these and I bought one of the designs.

This is the design I bought. This die is easy to use and it makes a really great card.There are three dies in the package. Plus the this design has been made to work with Spellbinders Labels Eighteen. 

Let me share the flip card I made using this die.

I covered the ends of the card with DP. I also looked at some of the Sizzix dies that I have and saw this Joy die and determined it will fit in the label area of the closed card. Perfect for the sentiment.  I used Cobalt Blue Microfine Glitter to define the letters in the sentiment.(Got that sentiment on a tad crooked.)

OK, when you flip the card open, this cute snowman pops over.   I used a stamp from PrintWorks and it's an older stamp but I still love it. I added the blue oval to be able to make the snowman pop out at you. I added punched snowflakes and glittered them up to make this card glisten. 

Here is a side view. This flip card design is darling and I love the fact it stands on its own. 

Well time to prepare for a class on Saturday - A glittery Christmas ornament with a poinsettia topper and a box to store it in or to use to gift it!! I will share that with you on Sunday. 

Thanks so much for stopping in today.

Products used:
The Stamp Doctor - Flip Flop Card Die #2
Sizzix - Tim Holtz Movers and Shakers - Joy
Spellbinders - Oval Die - S4-110
Marvy Punch - Snowflake Punch
Sparkle N Sprinkle - Glitter  Sparkling Snow - G1003; Velvet Glitter (Microfine Glitter) Cobalt Blue - GM2015
PrintWorks - Snowman w/ Cane (old and may no longer be available)
White CS

Have a great Friday 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Last Weekend's Travels

Hi Everyone,

Last weekend I attended a stamping convention in Sevierville, TN. The weather was great and warm and no rain. I hate driving in the rain. I hadn't been to Gatlinburg for eons and it has changed ( more crowded) but still the same with it's beautiful mountains.  

This convention was a small one but packed with great products and super ideas. Saw the new stencils from Tim Holtz, and the new punch boards were being demo'd at the Marco's booth. The Paper nest Dolls had a vast array of rubber stamps available to purchase. I picked up a few new stamps and some great dies from the Stamp Doctor. Saw some familiar acquaintances and had a wonderful time with special friends.  This week I have been playing with some of the new things I picked up as well as getting ready for 2 classes I am teaching over at Stamping Buddies.

Let me share with you one of the cutest stamps I bought at The Paper Nest Dolls.I decided to use some dies to just add some depth to the scene in this diorama of sorts. The great thing about this card design is that it's totally able to be mailed in a regular envelope. Gotta love that!!!

Product used:
Paper Nest Dolls - Caroling Snowmen
Sizzix - Tim Holtz Pine Trees
Memory Box - Frosty Border
Sparkle N Sprinkle - Sparkling Snow - G1003
Glue Pen
Spectrum Noir

I am submitting this card in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping in today. See you soon,

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Craft-Dee BowZ Blog Hop winner

Hi Everyone,
Welcome back!!
Time to announce the Craft-Dee BowZ October Blog Hop Winner!!

I should have posted this yesterday however I got busy and totally forgot, hope you can forgive me!

First a big thank you to all who left  comments on the blogs in the blog hop and I know I speak for all the DT members, we all love reading your comments and thanks for taking the time to do that.

Next I want to thank the all the DT members on their awesome projects!! They make such fabulous projects don't they. 

The next Craft-Dee BowZ blog hop will be December 5-6 and we'd love it if you joined us again. The theme is to Christmas. Everyones' favorite holiday.

So save the date and plan on joining us in our last blog hop of 2013.

Well it's time to reveal the winner of the Craft-Dee BowZ October blog hop.

Congratulations go out to-


Please contact me by Sat. Oct. 26 at the email below.
bbruder @

Please include you full name and mailing address so I can arrange to get your Craft-Dee BowZ tool out to you.

Thanks for joining me today and hope to see you soon.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Craft-Dee BowZ Halloween Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,

 If you arrived here from Patty's blog then you are in the right spot. If not, then you may want to start at the Craft-Dee BowZ blog to get all the details.

This month's theme is Halloween. What a fun theme!!! You can dress up, beg for candy, go to parties, have a great time!!! Halloween is the most decorated holiday. That even beats out Christmas. Read this on the internet and I think that's an amazing tidbit of info, isn't it!!

 Seems I am stuck on the orange and purple colors for a Halloween projects lately,  LOL.
For this card I decided to make a long card. This card is 4" X 9" and it fits into a business size envelope.

In making this bow I decided to use two different ribbons. The orange ribbon is a single loop bow and that purple glittery ribbon is a double loop layered together to make this unique bow. 

 Here is a closer view of the bow.

Well, I am the last of the designers in the blog hop today. I hope that we have brought some great ideas for you to try out in your projects!! Please stop back at the Craft-Dee BowZ blog to make one last comment and let us know what your favorite project was. Remember, making a comment on each designers blog and the Craft-Dee BowZ blog will make you eligible to win a Craft-Dee BowZ tool.

Here are your blog hostesses 
                                         Craft-Dee BowZ  (to leave one last comment)

Sunday, October 6, 2013

The Wedding Card

Hi Everyone,
Back on September 7,  I posted a wedding invitation design that I made for a family member. Well the wedding was last evening and I want to share with you the card I made for the bride and groom.

The brides colors were purple and gray, and since I had some of the wedding invitation card stock left,  I used it to make the wedding card.

I decided on a book card design a while ago. These are really quite easy to make. Really they are!!! So here is how the book card came out.

Card front - closed

Here is a side view showing the pleated frame that makes the look of pages.

The inside left side of the card.

Inside - right side of the card.

Close up of bottom corner

Close up of  top corner

Card fully opened

Since this card is thick, it will not fit in an ordinary envelope.
 I needed something along the lines of a slim box.
Below is the box. I made the box so the card was able to slide down into the box,
 mainly for protection of the card.
This is how I presented it to the bride. 

box with lid off to side

This box is about 1/2" thick, just the right thickness to accommodate the card.

The card slides down into the box perfectly.
I made this box very plain since this was my first attempt at this size box. Next one I make will be more elaborate. (And it's all about the card, anyway, isn't it. LOL)

The wedding was beautiful and the bride was gorgeous.
What a wonderful evening!!

Thanks for stopping in today so I could share this special card with you.

Have a great week and I will be back soon.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Trick or Treat

If you are here for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Reveal, 
please click here

Welcome back!!!

Yesterday on my Craft-Dee BowZ post, I spotlighted a card in the Halloween theme and today I want to show you a cute little Trick or Treat bag I made for my post this month for Craft-Dee BowZ. The theme for October for the DT  posts is Anything But a Card.

I used a black gift bag that I picked up from Michael's and decorated it. I have a die that cuts out 3 different skylines and I decided that would be a fun bag front. Recently I received a spider web and added that to the scene. A vellum full moon adds to the early evening scene. I couldn't resist adding that spider by the web.

This is a darling bag and is perfect for the kids trick or treat bag. When I was a kid going out to beg for candy, we never decorated our bags. We used a shopping bag and we started at 6:00 p.m. and went door to door til 9:00 p.m. or so.That was way before all of the troubles and the restrictions that are now in place. We didn't have to worry about treats that people would give us. It was all good!!  Those were the days!!!

I digress..............OK here is my creation keeping with the theme this month at Craft-Dee BowZ

 The night skyline

 Spider and his web
I just made a simple single loop bow using my Craft-Dee BowZ tool.
Click here to place your order for your very own.

Another full view.

Just a reminder,
Craft-Dee BowZ is having a Halloween Blog Hop October 10-11. We hope that you will take a few minutes and join us for a fun time. More inspiration for your Halloween projects. We have a small team so it won't take you very long to go to all the designers blogs.You could be the winner of the next give away of a Craft-Dee BowZ tool.

See you on October 10th at the hop.