Monday, April 30, 2012

Ute Thenert

Santas Workshop Peppermint Album / Rev-0149-​D Damask Die / Cookie Cutter - Love Shape-04

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Mini Album by Marley van der Heijden!

Our very own designer Marley van der Heijden has been published in the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine Issue 8. 
Please check out page 8+9 and page 78+79 on

Friday, April 27, 2012

Marley van der Heijden

Heidi Taprell

Tim Holtz Ticket Strip Antique Doily - DR0248 Sizzix Embossing Folder - 657380 - Flower & Wreath Set

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Mother's Day - Featured Designer Challenge by Karla Dickerson

Happy Mother's Day!

Ute Thenert

Santa's Workshop WINTERGREEN / Graphic 45 / Prima Marketing leaves / Tattered Angels (15358) "Flowering Vine"

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Mother's Day - Featured Designer Challenge by Wendy Mind

Treat Box (DC0268)
Teddy Bear (KS-0319)
Banners and Arrows (DC0046)
Manhattan Alphabet (DA0238)
Nesting Pinking Rectangles (DC0282)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Mother's Day - Featured Designer Challenge by Tracey Waller-Sims

Mothers Day
Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Blossom (DC-0165) and Meliss, Quickutz/Lifestyle Nesting Hearst (DC - 0042)a Frances vintage tag "What Treasures Will You Find?

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Mother's Day - Featured Designer Challenge by Tanja Ludwig

Whimsy Border DC0251, Special Delivery Gift Set

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Mother's Day - Featured Designer Challenge by Sabine Schroll

 Nesting inverted circles die DC0276
Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts (L-001) Nesting Circles
Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts (DC0261) Nesting Doily Hearts
Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts (DC0257) Nesting Hearts
Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts Wildflower Alphabet CC Die

Monday, April 16, 2012

Mother's Day - Featured Designer Challenge by Mary Pfaff

Lifestyle Crafts ~ Nesting Frames 9 (DC0287), die #1
Fiskars ~ Leather Embossing Plate
Neenah ~ Desert Storm Card Stock
Chatterbox Inc. ~ Fabulous Blooms Patterned Paper
Ranger ~ Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Tsukineko ~ Versa Mark Ink
Stampendous ~ Clear Embossing Powder
StampingScrapping ~ Design Label Accent Stamps
Teresa Collins ~ Miranda’s Jewels
Misc.: Magnet, Large Brown Brad, 2 Small Brads
Cut card stock & patterned paper @ 8” x 4”. Score on 8” side @ 2 ½” & 3” for purse.
Cut card stock @ 1” x 2 ½” for sides of purse. Cut two. Score both on 1” side @ ¼” & ¾”.
Cut card stock @ ¼” x 9” for handle.
Cut card stock & patterned paper for gift card wallet @ 5 ¼” x 3 ¾”. Fold in half.
Emboss all card stock pieces with Leather embossing plate. Ink with Vintage Photo. Let dry. Ink with Versa Mark Ink. Sprinkle with embossing powder. Heat.
Adhere all patterned paper to back side of card stock cut outs.
Adhere the sides of purse to front & back flap of purse.
Bend top part of over pencil to give a round bend to top flap of purse.
Add magnet, brad & Jewel to purse for closure.
Adhere strap with strong adhesive to purse. Add brads to straps to keep straps secure.
Stamp image on cardstock. Cut image with Nesting Frame. Ink edges. Adhere to front/center of gift card wallet with mount foam. Add gift card with re-moveable tape.
Place gift card wallet inside purse.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Mother's Day - Featured Designer Challenge by Marley van der Heijden

Surprise Card!
Scoring tool
Patterned Paper
Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts ~ Flowers; CC-Shape-6-017  

Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts ~ Nesting Flowers
Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts ~ Vine  
Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts ~ Scalloped circle
Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts ~ Butterfly
Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts ~ Butterfly Edge Punch
Quickutz / Lifestyle Crafts (4x8) Sketchbook Alphabet
Martha Stewart Border punch Floral (42-40033)  

Surprise for the inside!

Step 1
Take a piece of cardstock that measures 9.84 inch x 9.65 inch 
Step 2
Score the cardstock at 4.72 x 4.92inch 
Step 3
Take another piece of cardstock and measure 6.3 x 3.35inch.

You need to score all four sides at 0.39 x 0.59inch. (See picture)

Step 4
When you have scored the lines you’ll cut the corners.  I have marked the lines that you’ll have to cut.

Step 5
Then, fold the corners so you will get a pocked. Glue it together.
Step 6
You can decorate your pocket now. I have punched a hole in the middle.  Glue it on your card which you have made in Steps 1 and 2.

I have put some chocolates in the little pocket and used Quickutz / Lifestyle Crafts (4x8) Sketchbook Alphabet for Happy Mother’s Day.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Mary Pfaff

Antique Doily Card
Lifestyle Crafts ~ Antique Doily (DC0248)
Close To My Heart ~ Purple Card Stock
Georgia Pacific ~ White Card Stock
Cuttlebug ~ Script Embossing Folder
Copic ~ V25, Pale Blackberry
Fabric Barn ~ 1” Sheer Purple Ribbon
ZVA Creative ~ Pearls
Misc.: Plastic Heart Button, Corner punch
Cut Purple card stock to 6”x6”. Fold. Punch corners. Sand.
Cut Purple card stock to fit embossing folder. Emboss. Sand. Trim. Layer onto white card stock. Adhere to front of card at a slight angle. Trim off.
Cut Antique Doily. Fold in half, and half again. Scrunch in center. Adhere to card.
Color button. Adhere.
Make bow. Adhere.
Adhere pearls.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Wendy Mind

Nesting Doily Squares (DC0256), Nesting Squares (L-CC-003), Manhattan Alphabet (DA0238), Baking Die (heart) (DC0236)

Sabine Schroll

A Card for a small boy
Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts (DC0171) Nesting Octagon, Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts (Rev-0081) Pirate Ship

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Ute Thenert

(081-2) Rooster Die X / Wildflower #2 Die / Wildflower #3 Die / Khaki number shadows Mini´s KNS 03-M / La Blanche Papers - Anna Griffin / Viva Decor Clear Stamps Easter / Distress Ink rusty hinge, crushed olive

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Marley van der Heijden

Jolee's Jewels (J119) "Indicolite Crystal Cosmic and Bicone" Swarovski Elements

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Tracey Waller

QFAD Mini Pizza Gift Box -
 inside created using the following Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts Die: DC - 0024 Mini Pizza Box and DR - 0248 Antique Doily

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Sabine Schroll

Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts (L-001) Nesting Circles, Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts (C-DT0195) Tractor Custom Revolution, Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts Wildflower Alphabet CC Die

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Mary Pfaff

Candle Birthday
Lifestyle Crafts ~ Nesting Pinking Squares (DC-0283)
Close To My Heart ~ Blue, Yellow, Red White Core Card Stock
Georgia Pacific ~ White Card Stock
Creative Impressions ~ 1” Sheer Red with Black Pocka Dot Ribbon
Fabric Barn ~ 1” Sheer Black Ribbon
Misc.: Stamp, Candles, Match Sticks, Gems
Cut blue card stock @ 6” x 6”. Fold. Cut with large Nesting Pinking Square. Leave die extended slightly at top to create fold for card.
Cut yellow with next size die. Adhere to front of blue card.
Cut red with next to size dies to create window. Adhere to care with mount foam.
Stamp image. Layer onto scrap black card stock.
Add candles, match sticks to center.
Tie knot with ribbon, adhere to candles. Add saying and gems.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Tracey Waller

Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts Die: DC - 0024 Mini Pizza Box, RS - 0580 Pear (for the rose flower petals), DC - 0168 Nesting Leaves,as well as the following materials: POR6x6 Papers - My Minds Eye Portobello Road, 59014 Nostalgic Images 2 (1" bottle caps), Bottle Caps inc 1" chrome bottle caps

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Ute Thenert

(KS-0957) Bathtub / (087-4) Nesting Flowers X / (Ovals-02) Nesting Ovals #2 / (KS-0922) Flower Die / (DP 0109) Tag 2x2 / Marianne Design Border die / Accucut die - Splash / Rubber Stamp-Rubber Stampede -Gilbert, SUZY'S ZOO / wooden button, brad & ribbons.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Mary Pfaff

Treat Box
Lifestyle Crafts ~ Treat Box (DC0268)
Close To MY Heart ~ Peach Card Stock
The Paper Company ~ Turquoise Shimmer, Pink Shimmer
Fiskars ~ Lines Texture Plate
Studio G ~ Stamp
Ranger ~ Archival Jet Black Ink
Fabric Barn ~ 1” Sheer Black Ribbon
Misc. Circle Punch, Tiny Black Brad, BBQ Skewer
Cut Treat Box form peach card stock. Emboss. Sand. Fold & adhere together.
Stamp image onto with card stock. Punch out with circle punch.
Cut tag. Adhere saying to tag. Adhere to stick. Insert into top of Treat Box. Add Ribbon.
Cut flowers and leaves. Connect flowers together with brad. Adhere leaves and flowers to front of treat box.