Saturday, November 21, 2015

Reindeer Gifts!

I saw this cute little reindeer and couldn't resist making it. I think he is so cute!!! He is made using the owl builders punch, a circle punch and the chalk talk tag dies.
I put some googly eyes on him to make them pop out more and his nose is made with the red glimmer paper.
I put a bottle of glitter glue, tomboy glue and a couple of candies and candy canes in each gift and put them in a french fry box.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Peaceful Pines Gift Bag!

I am so excited that the Peaceful Pines stamp set and dies are returning in the next Occasions Catalogue. I love this set. Although there isn't a guarantee it will carry over into the new catty next year but thats another year to worry about.
The last demonstrator meeting I went to, the challenge was to make something that you would use as packaging for a gift. So I came up with this gift bag.
It is made the same as one of the cards I made. I love the technique for the way this tree is done. It is embossed with white embossing powder on Crumb Cake cardstock. Then you use a water paint brush with Tempting Turquoise ink and do a wash over it and then die cut it out. The tempting turquoise over the crumb cake looks a lot like lost lagoon. So that is the matching ink I used with it!

Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Christmas Candy Class!

This is a class tomorrow night at my house. It is like the old fashioned lifesaver boxes.
I know I have posted a different one like this using different stamps already.
This one is using the Peaceful Pines Bundle. I just love this bundle and am so glad it is carrying over to the new catalogue.
Did you see the retired list today? If you haven't seen it let me know and I will email it to you.

Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Peaceful Pines! (And Great News!)

I havent posted in a little bit because I am still having problems with my new computer. But I just love it so I havent fired up this old one. I still have my bills on this one and had to pay some so I decided to post my photos using this.
I just love the Peaceful Pines Bundle. I have been using it alot lately. I think I will ended up with three workshops with it before christmas.
And it is one of the weekly deals this week. Not the bundle but the stamp set. It is a great set!!
I love the vintagey feel to this card. I also finally used this ribbon, I have had it for quite awhile and never knew what to do with it. So I think I will make up a bunch of these for my christmas cards and use up some of this great ribbon.
You can see all of the products I used for this project below!
Now for my great news! Well, its not my news! But for the first time stampin up is going to have a retired list for the Occasions catalogue. They have never done this before. So this is really exciting!
It will be coming out tomorrow!
So stayed tuned for that!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!
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Friday, November 6, 2015

Shake Your Booty Reindeer!

These two cards are for my next class at Main St Stamp and Stationary in Tigard.
The reindeer is from Art Impressions Shake Your Booty collection. When you flick the reindeers rump it jiggles and makes the bell ring. Its very funny!
The trees are from Elizabeth craft designs and the papers are from Bobunny.
I hope this class does well.
I am having it the 24th of this month. 
The top card also uses the same paper collection. I made it using some scraps and also dies from Elizabeth Craft designs.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Art Impressions Santa Card!

I wanted to make a card with this santa that was not a spinner card. So this is what I came up with.
I used the sketch from Retro Sketches Challenge! (Yeah, I learned how to copy and paste on this computer!).
I used BoBunny Dear Santa Festive designer papers layered with red cardstock on a white card base.
I added some ribbon across the card with a bow on the side and some rhinestones. Also the santa suite and his beard have Clear Wink of Stella on top and his fur has glitter on it.
This is one happy santa!!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Peaceful Pines Upcoming Class!

This is my display board for the Peaceful Pines class I have coming up.
We will be making all 4 of these cards. 
I just love this set. You can get the stamps and the dies in a bundle also. So that makes it even better!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Peaceful Pines Candy Box!

How many of you remember the lifesaver card boxes you always use to get for Christmas when you were young? Maybe I am dating myself but I seem to remember getting them a lot.
This candy box is like that. Only its filled with much yummier candy! Dove Dark Chocolates!!
My favorite candy!!
I used the Peaceful Pines stamps and dies again for this project. I am really liking this set. There are three sizes of stamps and dies for the trees so that is a great deal. Lots of different fun images.
The papers I used for this set are fun also.
They are from the Merry Moments designer series papers. These papers come in two different sizes. They come in a 6 x6 pack in the Holiday catalogue and 12 x 12 in the regular catalogue so you have your pick of which you would like.
If you would like to purchase any of these products, I would love it if you contacted me or just go to my online store to place an order. You can find it to the right of this entry!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Peaceful Pines!

I found this card on pinterest and changed it a little. I love the two vellums layered like this.
It gives it a whole new look.
I have some new classes on my schedule. Check out my schedule and let me know if you would like to sign up!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

15% off SALE!

If you have any stamps on your wish list for Stamping Up, now is the time to get them!
Thru this friday the 23rd stamp sets are 15% off! That is a great savings!!
If you would like to place an order please contact me or go to my online store and get those stamps ordered before the sales end!!!!

Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Curvy Keepsake Carriage!

I found this cute little carriage on pinterest and just had to make it. I think it is the cutest little thing.
There are so many different ideas out there for the Curvy Keepsake Box Die from Stampin Up.
Mine tilts a little to one side. Its a little difficult to get all of the wheels centered exactly.
I was going to provide the link to the website for this cute little carriage but unfortunately I just got a new laptop an am still learning how to use it. It is a Mac computer which I have never used before. I am compiling a list of questions for Kati to help me with and coping and pasting is on that list.
So when I learn that I will come back and edit this with the direct link to person I cased this idea from. I believe she is in Germany and her video was in German but I still got the general idea. I know there is probably a way to translate but I just watched it and then figured out what I needed to do.
Her photos are also a lot better than mine to show how adorable this little carriage is.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Christmas Card Class!

These cards are for a class I am teaching at Main St Stamp and Stationary this tuesday evening in Tigard!
It will be my first class of this kind at a store. I am really excited and very nervous. But hopefully, I will be fine once it gets started.
For the christmas tree card, we will be doing the white tree card. But I wanted to try it out with a tree not quite as fat and I also had the filigree die cut piece already cut out in white so I decided to make my card with the skinny tree just the opposite as the fat tree card. I also forgot the red ribbons on the green tree until after I put on the rhinestones. I decided I liked it like that and just put glitter on instead.
I will be making a display board for the class with the two different options so everyone can see two ways for this card.
The poinsettia card was fun to make also. When I make an extra sample card I will be turning the dsp papers over and using the other side.
So if you like these cards and live in the area give Main St a call and sign up for the class!!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Art Impressions Reunion Blog Hop!

Art Impressions is having a Reunion Design Team Blog Hop. We are introducing the Spinners! They come with front and back stamps of the image and matching dies. They are made to spin when the card is open. So you twist the image up really tight. Then slide it into your envelope. When the lucky recipient of this card pulls it out of the envelope and opens it the image spins. It is a great idea!! I just love it!
I am using Santa Spinner. I have colored my images using copic marker colors R20, 27, 37,39, N2, 7, 9, YR000, 00, W5, 6 and a clear Wink Of Stella pen. The Santa Spinner number is 4678 and die set 4697 .

 Here are a couple of videos you can watch. They are featuring The Great Kate Swanson from Art Impressions!
Art Impressions Spinners Video
Spinners Being Released in January
Art Impressions Spinners Pinterest Board

Here is a list of all of the participants for this blog hop! Take a look at all of the great creations made using these awesome stamps and dies!!!
If you encounter a broken link to the blog hop, you can go to the beginning at  ART IMPRESSIONS! and pick up where you left off.

Cheri Burry
Crystal Lopez
Dana Warren
Deloris Thiede
Diane Zechman
Isha Gupta
Jessica Griffin
Karen Day
Kerry Kung
Kirsi Kamppikoski
Maria McGuire
Marie-Pierre Capistran
Mary Witter
Piali Biswas
ReneƩ Matarese
Sharon Caudle
Soili-Maria Seppala
Tammie Koehnen
Tracy Gray   (Thats ME! You are here!)
Tracy MacDonald
Trena Brannon
Zora Bergstrom

Art Impressions will be giving away 7 prizes. One of each set of stamps and dies

a Rafflecopter giveaway
NEXT  on the blog hop is TRACY MCDONALD!!!!

Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

WONDROUS WREATH! (Also Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack Items!)

I resisted this stamp set and die for along time. Then I finally decided to get it. (I actually need to work on the project that made me decide to get it!!). I really like it. Its easy to stamp and easy to cut out. It has little tabs on the stamps and die to line them up. Easy Peasy!!!
I used Real Red, white and red glimmer papers. The bow is red glimmer. I cut a hole in the white base of the card for the red to show thru. I felt the card needed some yellow and didnt have any yellow rhinestones. I could have used stickles for it but instead I colored my clear rhinestones yellow with a sharpie marker. It worked great. The one on the bow actually looks gold but in real life is yellow.
I die cut the Joy in silver foil paper. I'm not sure if I like the Joy. I think it needs to stand out more. Maybe silver glimmer paper? What do you think?
I would love some comments on it telling me your opinion!!
You can get the Wondrous Wreat stamp set and dies in a bundle. Its a great deal! You get 15% off the set when you buy the bundles.
Below you can see this weeks Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack items!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!
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Thursday, October 1, 2015


This was a fun little halloween card I made. I love the black glimmer papers with this die set!
I used the Boo to You Framelits and Howl-o-ween Treat Stamp set. For the dsp I used the Happy Haunting papers. The Spider Web Doilies are also a lot of fun!
Happy Haunting!
Stamper Gyrl!
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