Monday, September 30, 2013

Christmas Cards are here !!!!! (Part 1)

Have you started your Christmas cards yet?????
Isn't it scary how close Christmas is!

I have made a start on my cards and find if you make a few each week you will be set once 1st December comes around to post them out.

I decided this year to actually recreate those ones I have pinned that I loved - I have to justify to myself all the time I spend blog hopping and looking through Pinterest! And not to mention to use the gorgeous products I have sitting on my shelf.

So to start off, I have recreated this truly stunning simple Christmas card by Vicky Hayes in both green and red.



Recipe:
Stamps: Sassy Salutations
Paper:  Whisper White, Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple
Inks: 
Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple
Accessories: Big Shot, N
orthern Flurry Embossing folder, Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Snail Adhesive

One embossing folder and one stamp set and you're good to go - gotta love that!

Remember, as always, if you would like to know more about the project or to order any of the gorgeous Stampin' Up! products you have seen, just ask, or go ahead and place your order online now through my online store!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB



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Friday, September 27, 2013

Welcome Sandra to my Team

To welcome my latest Team member Sandra to my team, I sent a welcome gift pack a handmade card.

I always do up a welcome gift pack for any new member to join my team, and I must say that I am usually a bit slack in not making them a card as well.(sigh!)
As Sandra lives interstate, I thought it best to send a card along too as I wasn't meeting her face to face!


Recipe:
Stamps: Goregous Grunge, Loving Thoughts
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilia
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Calypso Coral, Night of Navy
Accessories: Big Shot, Chalk Talk Framelits, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Basic Jewels Rhinestones,Sticky Strip, Stampin' Dimensionals 

Just love the new Gorgeous Grunge set and this is the first card I have used it for!

Remember, as always, if you would like to know more about the project or to order any of the gorgeous Stampin' Up! products you have seen, just ask, or go ahead and place your order online now through my online store!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB



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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Chalk Talk Treat Bags

Seriously, how cute are these little treat bags!

I had some fun making these with the Chalk Talk Framelits - a great way to use up retired DSP and scraps!

This is not my original idea. I came across them on our SU Demo site by the talented lady Twila Davis who gave instructions on how to create them.

Side view is using some of the retired Brights Paper Stack, with the Crumb Cake using the Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape.



And here's a couple I made for the holiday season upon us!
Yes, more Washi Tape! Witches Brew and Seasons of Style - both from  the new Holiday catalogue.


Just had to use the retired Googlies eye on the Mummy stamp (retired).

As you can see, you really can tailor these to suit the occasion, and they are very quick to make!

Remember, as always, if you would like to know more about the project or to order any of the gorgeous Stampin' Up! products you have seen, just ask, or go ahead and place your order online now through my online store!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB



Please order your Stampin' Up! supplies HERE

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

MDS Digital Tuesday & FREEBIE !!

Tuesday again which means new release Digital Content at Stampin' Up! and a FREEBIE as well.

Starlight October Wallpaper - Digital Download #134989  Price $ 0.00
Starlight October Wallpaper -- Digital Download
Cherry Cobbler Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon - Digital Download # 135256  Price $ 3.50
Cherry Cobbler Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon -- Digital Download
Christmas Banner Simply Created Kit - Digital Download # 135255  Price $ 7.50
Christmas Banner Simply Created Kit -- Digital Download
Occasional Tags Designer Template - Digital Download # 134983  Price $ 5.50
Occasional Tags Designer Template -- Digital Download
Snowflake Season Kit - Digital Download # 135257  Price $ 3.50
Snowflake Season Kit -- Digital Download
Starlight October Kit - Digital Download # 134988  Price $ 10.95
Starlight October Kit -- Digital Download
Wishing You Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download # 135259  $ 3.50
Wishing You Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
Remember, as always, if you would like to know more about the project or to order any of the gorgeous Stampin' Up! products you have seen, just ask, or go ahead and place your order online now through my online store!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB



Please order your Stampin' Up! supplies HERE

Monday, September 23, 2013

Window Gift Boxes

Have you checked out all the quick, fun and easy packaging solutions there are in the new Holiday catalogue?

Here I have dressed up one of the Decorative Window Gift Boxes (page 36) by showing you a quick way and a stepped up version of it as well.

First we just add some Washi Tape around the middle of the sides.
Then some Stretch Ruffle Ribbon around the window.
Lastly, pop in some chocolates and your good to go! 


Now to step it up a notch - add a sentiment like the ones from the Label Love set.
Pop it on with a Stampin' Dimensional to give a 3D effect.


 And of course, step up your chocolates as well,easily fits 9 Ferrero Rocher's.


Now how easy was that and how great do they look - even if they get the same gift from another person, they won't be as nicely packaged.

You get a pack of 6 for just $8.95, really, no excuse not to have nice gifts on hand for the unexpected.....LOL, unless you are like me and keep eating the contents!

Remember, as always, if you would like to know more about the project or to order any of the gorgeous Stampin' Up! products you have seen, just ask, or go ahead and place your order online now through my online store!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB



Please order your Stampin' Up! supplies HERE

Friday, September 20, 2013

Santa Suit Altered Canister

While making Christmas Canisters, I couldn't help but to make a few of my favourite Santa Suit Altered Canisters.

I don't think I showed you the ones I made last year.......never mind, I have changed it up a bit this year and love the outcome.



Recipe:
Stamps: Tags til Christmas (retired)
Paper:  Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Sliver Glimmer 
Inks: Real Red
Accessories
: 2 1/2" Circle Punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Owl Builder Punch, Petite Curly Label Punch, Riding Hood Red Pleated Satin Ribbon (retired), Sticky Strip

Wouldn't you love one of these under your Tree! Maybe with a sparkly, blingy bracelets or watch, or ring, or, or, or inside it! Even better, what about one of my Stampin' Up! Gift Certificates!

Remember, as always, if you would like to know more about the project or to order any of the gorgeous Stampin' Up! products you have seen, just ask, or go ahead and place your order online now through my online store!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB



Please order your Stampin' Up! supplies HERE

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Christmas Altered Canisters

Are you ready to start getting your Christmas Treats and gifts started????

It is just scary at how close Christmas is, it will be here before we know it!

Here are the Christmas Canisters I made the other week - you know, when I was meant to be making them but made those gorgeous Tea Shoppe one's.

Here's the Red one:

Recipe:
Stamps: Santa's List, Felices Fiestas (retired)
Paper:  Whisper White, Riding Hood Red (retired), Letters to Santa DSP (retired)
Inks: Real red, Stazon Black
Accessories
: Big Shot, Deco Labels Framelits, Red and Gold Ribbons (non SU), Sticky Strip, Stampin' Dimensionals

And here's the Blue one:


Recipe:
Stamps: Merry Little Christmas, Jewish Celebrations
Paper:  Whisper White, Marina Mist, Letters to Santa DSP (retired)
Inks: Marina Mist, Old Olive 
Accessories: Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Circles Framelits, 1/8" Silver Ribbon, Blue Ribbons (non SU), Sticky Strip, Stampin' Dimensionals

Sooo cute - you can put whatever you like in these. Some ideas are of course lollies and chocolates, but also Shortbread, Hair ties, jewelry, etc...... you really are only limited by the size of the canister and of course the amount of money you want to spend!

Remember, as always, if you would like to know more about the project or to order any of the gorgeous Stampin' Up! products you have seen, just ask, or go ahead and place your order online now through my online store!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB



Please order your Stampin' Up! supplies HERE

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

MDS Digital Tuesday

Tuesday again which means new release Digital Content at Stampin' Up!

Christmas, Holiday and pretty - great selection this week!


2013-2015 In Color Ruffle Trim - Digital Download # 135253  Price $ 4.502013-2015 In Color Ruffle Trim -- Digital Download
A Banner Christmas - Digital Download # 135254  Price $ 7.50
A Banner Christmas -- Digital Download
Festive Flurry Kit - Digital Download # 135250  Price $ 7.50
Festive Flurry Kit -- Digital Download
Merry Little Christmas Kit - Digital Download # 135247  Price $ 8.95
Merry Little Christmas Kit -- Digital Download
Pretty Presents Kit - Digital Download # 135252  Price $ 6.50
Pretty Presents Kit -- Digital Download
Snow Day Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download # 135251  Price $ 7.50
Snow Day Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
Thankful Stamp Brush - Digital Download # 135249  Price $ 3.50
Thankful Stamp Brush -- Digital Download
Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit - Digital Download # 135248  Price $ 8.95
Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit -- Digital Download


Remember, as always, if you would like to know more about the project or to order any of the gorgeous Stampin' Up! products you have seen, just ask, or go ahead and place your order online now through my online store!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB



Please order your Stampin' Up! supplies HERE

NEW HOLIDAY COLLECTION SINGLE STAMPS !!!!

I am soooooo excited to see the release of the Holiday Collection Single Stamp in Australia as of today!!!!



The holidays will be here before you know it, and these holiday-themed single stamps may be just what you have been looking for. 
There are eight different stamps to choose from, six of which coordinate with Framelits dies or punches - gotta LOVE that!
  • These won’t be sent in our typical cases or packaging; they’ll be packaged in cello bags. If you’d like a case for your stamp, you can buy our Clear-Mount Stamp Cases that come in packs of four (item 119105).
  • This offer is available for clear-mount stamps only.
  • The stamps won’t come with a Clear-Mount Block, and you’ll need to buy a block separately if you don’t already have one. The recommended block sizes can be found on the flyer.
  • There’s no limit on how many pieces you can buy.
  • These holiday-themed stamps are only available through 31 January, 2014, so get them while you can!
Remember, as always, if you would like to know more about the project or to order any of the gorgeous Stampin' Up! products you have seen, just ask, or go ahead and place your order online now through my online store!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB



Please order your Stampin' Up! supplies HERE

Monday, September 16, 2013

Lion Chalk Talk Framelits Treat Holder

When I saw Becky Roberts had made Chalk Talk Framelits Treat Holders, I just had to give it a go.

How cute are these guys!!!!! Even cuter with a Lion chocolate in it.



Recipe:
Paper:  Real Red, Island Indigo, Calypso Coral, Sent With Love DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Chalk Talk Framelits, 1/8' Real Red Ribbon Taffeta, 3/8" Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon,  3/8" Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon, Sticky Strip, small chocolate  / treat of your choice.

These are real easy to make and are so cute.
I have trimmed the corners on the Real Red, but as you can see from the other two, you don't have / need too - your choice.

Remember, as always, if you would like to know more about the project or to order any of the gorgeous Stampin' Up! products you have seen, just ask, or go ahead and place your order online now through my online store!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB



Please order your Stampin' Up! supplies HERE

Friday, September 13, 2013

Sunburst Birthday Cards

No doubt you have seen a gazillion of these cards in blog land already - so I'm not showing you anything new or inventive.

However, it is the second time I have made them - second I hear you say!
Yes, I tried them a month or so ago and it just wouldn't work right so decided it was not for me!
Then seeing them just about everywhere, thought I would have another go, and yay! success.

I made this one for my co-workers wife


 And this one to see the difference changing the background colour makes


Recipe:

Stamps: Petite PairsLabel Love, 
Paper Whisper White, Island Indigo, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Gingham Garden DSP
Inks: Island Indigo, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Label Bracket Punch, Artisan Label Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Indigo Island Ruffled Ribbon (retired), Dauber,  Sticky Strip, Tombow Multipurpose adhesive


Just love how they look totally different - a nice way to make a set of cards for gift giving!

Remember, as always, if you would like to know more about the project or to order any of the gorgeous Stampin' Up! products you have seen, just ask, or go ahead and place your order online now through my online store!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB



Please order your Stampin' Up! supplies HERE

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

For You Gift Tag

Must confess to being time poor of late......so this is how my daughters friend got her birthday gift - bought and wrapped with 2 hours to spare!
Unfortunately, no handmade card this time, but a tag she can re-gift and some gorgeous ribbon.


Recipe:
Stamps: Chalk Talk
Paper:  Whisper White
Inks: Melon Mambo
Accessories: Big Shot, Chalk Talk FramelitsCalypso Coral Bakers Twine, Poppy Parade Cotton Ribbon (retired), Stampin' Dimensionals, SU Packing Paper

But really, how nice does that tag look!

It really is very quick and easy to have your gifts looking stunning and to stand out from the others with very little effort on your part.

Oh, did you want to know what was inside???? Some NEON eyeshadow - yes, NEON. 
It was for a 12 year old who's theme was NEON.....when we got their she had NEON lipstick on so needless to say she was very happy with her present!

Remember, as always, if you would like to know more about the project or to order any of the gorgeous Stampin' Up! products you have seen, just ask, or go ahead and place your order online now through my online store!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB



Please order your Stampin' Up! supplies HERE

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

MDS Digital Tuesday

Tuesday again which means new release Digital Content at Stampin' Up!

Lots of downloads today!!!!


Grateful Hearts Framables - Digital Download # 135238  Price $ 16.50
x -- Digital Download
Halloween Banner Simply Created Kit - Digital Download # 135239  Price $ 7.50
Halloween Banner Simply Created Kit -- Digital Download
Halloween Hello Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download  135244  Price $ 7.50

Halloween Hello Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
Burlap Ribbon - Digital Download # 135246  Price $ 3.50
Burlap Ribbon -- Digital Download
Perfect Blend Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download # 135242  Price $ 3.50
Perfect Blend Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
Simply Life Photo Templates - Digital Download # 135245  Price $ 8.95
Simply Life Photo Templates -- Digital Download
Tape It Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download # 135241  Price $ 5.50
Tape It Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
Toil & Trouble Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download # 135243  Price $ 5.50
Toil & Trouble Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
What A Day Pocket Cards - Digital Download 134981  Price $ 6.50
What A Day Pocket Cards -- Digital Download
Witches' Brew Designer Washi Tape - Digital Download # 135240  Price $ 3.50
Witches' Brew Designer Washi Tape -- Digital Download


Remember, as always, if you would like to know more about the project or to order any of the gorgeous Stampin' Up! products you have seen, just ask, or go ahead and place your order online now through my online store!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB



Please order your Stampin' Up! supplies HERE