Friday, December 20, 2013

Stamp and Create Magnolia Challenge Winter Fun!

We are having an additional challenge this month for Team B at Stamp and Create w/Magnolia this month. It is Winter fun!. I have used this Tilda with snowflakes. Not sure if that is the real name of it but I think she is very festive.
I have also used the sketch challenge from sketch wednesday . I had these papers I hadnt used yet and wanted to use them. I think they are very festive.
I hope every one has a Merry Christmas!
Stamper Gyrl!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Last Minute Christmas Card!

I needed just a few more christmas card and had some papers I hadnt used yet. I really like the papers and didnt want to cover most of it up, so I went for a simple card.
The tree is a free die I got last month with a magazine. The embossing folder across the top came with the same magazine this month. It is a magazine put out by a UK company.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Pink Victorian!

Here is our tree this year. It is the 2nd year we have gone with a flocked tree. This year I found these pink with white embossed ornaments at Michaels and fell in love with them. You can barely see them if you look hard enough! We also have silver beads and the lights. Those are the only ornaments on the tree. I wrapped a few presents to put under the tree but we need to vacuum around it before we put the presents there!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Christmas Gifts!

Every year my hubby asks me to make something for some of his coworkers to thank them for all the help they give him throughout the year. Its hard to come up with something new every year.
When I saw these little cups I thought it would be perfect. He bought starbucks gift cards and there is one sitting in the back of each container.
I found these at Inking Idaho .  Well, first I bought a couple of them individually at the bazaar I was at last weekend. Then saw these in the two pack containers. I have found some great ideas from Inking Idaho . She is also where I bought the tutorial for all the purses I make.
For this project I bought the litte cups, lids and stir sticks online. Then I used some retired SU designer papers for the cups with Crumb Cake cardstock.
I added some candy to the inside of the cups.
They are really fun to make!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Winter Fun w/ Stamp and Create with Magnolias!

I almost forgot this today. I have been really sick all week and it totally slipped my mind. But here it is.
It is Winter Fun at Stamp and Create w/Magnolias . So I choose to use Snowy again. I think he is sooo cute and fun. I have used some of the SU snowflake papers and ribbons. Some shiny silver paper and the floral oval spellbinders die. He is glittered up a little. I also found these fun white glitter swirly brads that reminded me of snow falling. (Which we are supposed to get some today I think!!)

I have also used the sketch at Sunday Sketch and stamp for the layout of my card.

If you need some great stamping supplies for a great deal or some wonderful Magnolia stamps you HAVE to go visit Stamp and Create store . They are awesome to work with, have great prices and wonderful customer service.

Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Leftover Turkey!

Kati and Dan brought us this turkey for thanksgiving. Its a live flower. Not sure but I think it is a chrysanthmum. I thought it was really cute!!! We will see how long this leftover turkey lasts!!
We dont have tons of leftovers because the kids took some and the hubby took a bunch to his parents since they didnt feel up to coming all the way here.
Happy Belated Thanksgiving!
Stamper Gyrl!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Bloomin With KIndness!


I love this card set. It was so much fun. I cased it also. I found this on Pinterest also. I changed it up a bit also.
All the products for this card are stampin up except for the ribbon.
This is the Bloomin With Kindness set. It comes with 4 or so sentiments. The scalloped edge die and the embossed part along the bottom are stampin up also.
I used Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush and Coastal Cabana for the colors.
Stampsnsmiles is where I cased this card from. She had a whole tutorial on this card and a couple of other ideas to go with it. I changed the colors and a few other things. I purchased her tutorial on in just for fun. I couldnt find the exact spot where I found it. But if you click on the link and browse around you should be able to find it pretty easy.
I am really loving using the matching dies, punches and stamp sets from stampin up lately.
Happy Stamping and also HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
Stamper Gyrl!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Flower Shop Day 2!

Heres another card done with the flower shop stamp set and matching punch with the Gingham Garden DS papers. Except the yellow gingham is some OLD Close To My Heart papers I pulled out of the back room to match.
I loves all of these supplies together. I cased this card off of pinterest also.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Flower Shop Day One!

I discovered The Flower Shop SU stamp set and punch and also the Six Sided Sampler set and punch also. I went crazy making cards with them for two whole days. I also recently had to have Mosaic Madness set and punch. I havent had time to play with those yet tho. I have been finding different cards to case. This is one of the them. I have also used the Gingham Gardens DS papers on the cards two. This card is done in Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Island Indigo. I love these colors together and so much fun with these items. For the centers of the cards I used the new Candy Dots that have come out. You can put them in the center of SU special brads but I went with putting them right on my flowers. They have sticky backs on them and just pluck them off their papers and onto your project. Easy Peasy and so much fun.
I also used some other SU items for the first time. The embossing across the top of the gingham paper and the scallop die across the bottom.
If you havent checked out these items you should pull out your SU catty and make a christmas list.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Lighthouse Box!

I thought these papers were perfect for a card box and purse. Lots of people love lighthouses. I have had this paper for quite awhile.  I know I got it at Peddlers Pack but thats all I remember.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Santas Boots!

I think this is the cutest card ever. I totally cased it from Pattys stamps . You can check her blog for all the deets. She even has a great video tutorial on it. All the products for this card are from SU.
I just think it is adorable.
She has some great ideas over there.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Pink and Sparkly!

It seems like everytime I make a purse or card box I say its my favorite. This one I used some flowers I glitter up a long time ago. I saw some somewhere and thought I can do that myself. The big pink flower has some white chunky glitter on it.
I dont remember where this paper comes from but I love it. It goes with several SU colors. I have paired it with Melon Mamba but in the past I have used crushed curry and I think Baja Breeze. You could also pair it with some greens.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Blue Purse!

Since this has been a "Blue" week I decided to go with a blue purse today.
I was going to make it like the card box but didt have enough papers so I had to go a different route. I used the glitter paper for the purse and the leopard print glimmer paper for the handles, trim on the bottom and the little dodads that hold the handles on. You cant see it in the picture very well but there are tiny black brads on the handle doodads and along the trim across the bottom are bigger black brads.
The blue glitter paper is the big chunky kind of glitter so it gives it quite a bit of texture. The leopard glimmer paper is all smooth.
Its very glittery in real life.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Another Blue Christmas!

Here is another card with the same SU papers. I used a friends christmas tree die and cased a card she had cased so I dont know where it came from. But hers was a larger and square card with all green papers. As soon as I saw her card I thought of these papers with the shiny silver paper.
The happy holidays is from Michaels.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Indigo Blue Christmas again!

Here is another card using the same papers and stamps and dies as the last card. I cased this card from somewhere and cant remember where. I think I might have found it on Pinterest. There are so many cards to get inspiration from there. I just love it!
I also like this style card because it can use up lots of scraps!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Thinlit Circle Card!

This is my first and so far only card with the SU thinlit circle die. I used the Frost Specialty DS papers and the Festive Flurry and Christmas Messages sets also From Stampin up. The ribbon is from the holiday mini catalogue also. I think everything from this card is from SU.
I loves these papers. I did about 3 or 4 christmas cards with them. It goes great with Island Indigo.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Busy Busy!

I have been very busy crafting in my spare time lately. I have been getting ready for a bazaar.
Every time I do a bazaar I think never again. Everyone ohs and ahs over your hard work but it never sells.
But I am going to try it again. So I am making purses and card boxes for it.
This is one of my favorites. I love these papers.
We have an adorable little kitty KeKe. I know you all have heard me talk about him and I have shown pictures in the past. If I could make an avatar for him it would look just like this paper.
This paper is from Recollections from Michaels. I just love it.
I have also made a purse out of these papers.
I will be showing it later.
I have been having fun with some christmas cards and non christmas cards also.
So I have lots of fun stuff to come!!!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Anything But a Card at Stamp and Create Magnolia Challenge!

This week at Stamp and Create w/Magnolia Blog Challenge it is anything but a card. So I have used Snowie w/Bells for my project. I have made a tag or even christmas ornament. I think a tree full of these with some sparkly lights would be very pretty!
So you can go over to Stamp and Create w/Magnolia Blog and check out what the other members on Team B have done for some inspiration.
If you are looking for a great deal on some magnolias go check out the Stamp and Create store and find some great deals. They have lots more fun stuff that just magnolias also.
I have colored my image with copic markers. Then I added some glitter around the outline. Hard to see the picture tho I know. Around the edge I have put some Fran-tage from stampedous. Very fun stuff. I have also added a snowflake edge with silver glimmer paper and some SU new snowflake dies.
I like the gold and silver with this project. I have some gold and silver ribbon on top to hang it from my tree.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Halloween Food!

Here are the pictures of the fun recipes I used for our dinner when we did the pumpkins.
The top picture is supposed to look like eyeballs. It is a baked spaghetti dish. The eyeballs are mozzarella cheese and olives.
The lower picture was a chocolate cream pie that was supposed to look like a graveyard.
They looked better in real life. They were fun to make and very tastey!
Happy stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Pumpkin Carving!

Here are some pictures of our pumpkin carving adventure. We went to the pumpkin patch 1st. (I dont have those pictures yet) and picked out our pumpkins. Then we came home and carved them up. I wasnt really into so my pumpkin turned out really generic but thats ok because I got one with weird bumps all over it like warts.
Everyone elses turned out really great! I made some fun things for dinner too but I dont have all those pics yet either so more to come on our pumpkin adventure.
Happy Stamping!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Stamp and Create W/Magnolia Week!

Its dress up for Halloween at stamp and create with magnolia . You can hope on over there and check out all the other great cards the other design team members have come up with. I have used spooky hat Tilda (I think thats what its called). I did lots of embellishments on this one. I just get thinking of more to add!!
I used the sketch from  clp sketch challenge blog , there are some great ideas there also!
I am having a really hard time with my computer this morning just to post this so I am making it short!
 Happy Stamping! Stamper Gyrl!

Sunday, September 22, 2013


Our baby girl stopped by today after a weekend of camping to tell us her big news! She got engaged!!
This is a picture I took of them. I made them go outside and stand in the rain so I could take a better
picture than the one in the house!
Dont they look so cute and in love!!!!!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Cute Wee Stamp Puppy!

This is one of the Wee Stamps. I just love them. They are so adorable. I saw this card at  Heathers Hobbie Haven . It was so cute. I had already purchased the naughty puppies so I just had to make this card. I changed the papers and the sentiment that was on the original card. I had these doggie papers from another project I did a few years ago. The Woof You is from LOTV,
I think this whole set is so cute! If you want this set or to see the other adorable Wee stamps you can check them out here . They have some of the cutest whimsical stamps over there. You can also buy them at a few other stores in rubber stamps I think now too. You can get them in rubber at Stamp and Create , which a great store and have great prices!!!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Friday, September 20, 2013

You're Simply Sweet!

I saw this adorable card here . I couldnt resist making the card so I totally cased it. So if you want to see the original then you can hop on over and check it out.
I have used Tilda with Big Ice Cream and the greeting/sentiment is from another MFT set called Heres the Scoop.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Another Crazy Flower and Ready for Fall!

The top picture is of an Iris. They ususally bloom in about May right?? Maybe early June. This one just popped open last week! And it sure is pretty!!
Also I decided to make up my dining room table all pretty. As I was going around getting stuff for it, I just started with the dishes, but then wanted Real napkins and napkin rings. Then of course I had to get a centerpiece and new silverware. So this is how is all turned out. Then I ended up going with a fall theme with pumpkin napkin rings and everything!!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Crazy Flowers!

Here are some flowers from our backyard. My begonia didnt bloom until at least late August and then it really filled out and is beautiful. This purple flower is something the hubby planted in a hot spot and it seems to be doing good. Then their is the tiny begonia that barely grew but still put out a pretty flower, even tho it is so small!!
Our hydrangea in the backyard has not bloomed all year!
Happy Stamping (and smelling the flowers)!
Stamper Gyrl!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Cased from 2 Blogs!

Its funny that I found this card on one blog and then found it on another. It was so cute I had to case it.
I changed it a little bit but not alot. This is a new image from CC Designs called Robertos Rascals I think. She is so cute.
The first card I saw can be found at  Heathers Hobbie Haven, and the other card can be found at Copic Marker Europe . So you can check out both of these blogs for great samples like I did.
I used some washi tape across the top and a martha stewart spider web punch. The sentiment again is from my MFT set.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Monday, September 16, 2013

The Sketchy Challenge!

This card was made with some of the fun papers that are the same as the last card. Bella Blvd trick or treat collection. These are really fun papers. I also used some new fun ribbon from Michaels that goes perfect with all these papers. Here are some more spiders also. This is what we originally (the second trip) went to Michaels to get spiders for.
This is a fun stamp from Whipper Snapper called Mummy cat. I think it is such a fun stamp and Whipper Snapper have some awesome stamps and great sayings also.
I used the sketch for this card from this weeks The Sketchy Challenge . The Boo is from a Kraftin Kimmie set. I dont know the name of it but it has a little Mummy boy and also a girl going trick or treating and some great sentiments. Alice had brought that set with her so we used it and my My Favorite Things set for all our sentiments, and also a spider that went inside and on the backs of the cards.
This little Mummy cat is colored with Copic markers!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge!

My Bestie, Alice and I went shopping a few times this weekend while we were stamping for two days. We picked up some fun Halloween papers and ribbons and SPIDERS!
The spiders were fun! 1st we found a pack of them. Then we found a die and some black glitter papers.
So the spider on the left is from the packaged spiders. The bigger one on the right is one I made with a Quickcutz die. They were fun to make but a little hard to get out once its cut.
I used an old My Favorite things stamp set for this card called Totally Witchin! I havent used this stamp set in like forever. But since I have been selling a ton of wood mounted stamps on ebay, I dont have a lot of halloween stamps left. But this set really came in handy.
So I used the sketch from Freshly Made SKetches .
The paper I used for this card is from Bella Blvd Trick or Treat collection. They have some really fun papers in this collection. I showed several of the cards. They are all a little different. Each one has different colored ribbon and there are two colors of corner cobwebs on them also. We also picked up the corner cobwebs at Michaels.
I colored the dresses with copic markers and they just needed something else. So I glittered them and made them really sparkly and then added the corners and that really set off the card.
The gems along side of the image are ones I picked up last spring on my trip to Hobby Lobby with the sisters!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Scarecrow Tilda/Stamp and Create Challenge!

I just realized late last night that my card was due for the challenge at stamp and create magnolia challenge blog . So I had to go make my card. I used Scarecrow Tilda. I had just bought this fall paper at Craft Warehouse a few weeks ago. It is from Doodlebug Designs Happy Harvest selection and has some really cool papers in it.
I also used the sketch from sunday sketch and stamp  to make the card. I used a pumpkin punch for the little pumpkins on the side that are a little hard to see and then the flowers I have had for awhile that matched with the colors.
The challenge at stamp and create is fall feathers or leaves and I have leaves all over the paper and under my flowers.
So hope on over and check out the other team members designs.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!