Monday, December 31, 2012

Winter Wishes


Snowflake

I thought for the end of the year I would a card that makes makes a winter statement!  I hope you like it!




Be safe out there tonight! 

Until NEXT YEAR!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Sunday School


Sunday School
to inspire your Spirit

As a Christian, I choose not to work on Sunday.  Although my blog is scheduled and I am not actually creating this post today; I still have a strong belief that we all need to take a break for the Sabbath Day.  Each week my Sunday post will change from inspiring your creativity, to inspiring your spirit.  I hope you enjoy the messages presented here each week.

Today’s Message is:  I Wonder As I Wonder



Come back again for more  creative Stampin’  ideas . . .

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Merry Week Of Christmas!


Have A
Very Merry
Christmas!

My Beautiful Daughter, Britnie, and her handsome fiancee' are visiting this week.  Not only will we be celebrating as a family the gift of the Savoir's Birth, but afterwards my daughter & I will be shopping for Wedding Dresses with her two best friends!  

So for this week please know I am wishing you and your's a very Merry Christmas!!








Look for more posts featuring awesome new products from the Occasions Catalog staring Next Week!

Hugs Karie Beglau

Monday, December 24, 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Sunday School


Sunday School
to inspire your Spirit

As a Christian, I choose not to work on Sunday.  Although my blog is scheduled and I am not actually creating this post today; I still have a strong belief that we all need to take a break for the Sabbath Day.  Each week my Sunday post will change from inspiring your creativity, to inspiring your spirit.  I hope you enjoy the messages presented here each week.

Today’s Message is from:  The Mormon 
Tabernacle Choir singing: 
"Silent Night"


God Bless You
and
Merry Christmas!



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creative Stampin’  ideas . . .

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Stamp Of The Month 4


Avery

I love the Moroccan Bizarre feel of this one. The DSP really added the flavor and the style of the bird cage works too.  You can't tell from the photo, but the bird cage is stamped onto a window sheet and cut out before adhering over the stamped bird image using a brad!
  

Supplies:
   
Stamp Set:  Aviary and Petite Pairs
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Island Indigo and Calypso Coral.
 Designer Series Paper: International Bizarre 
 Ink: Iland Indigo and Stazon Jet Black
Accessories:  Ruffled Ribbon, Window Sheet, 1" & 1 1/4" Square Punches, Snips, Neutrals Glimmer Brads and Paper Piercer

Until Next Time…Hugs, Karie 

Stamp 0f the Month is Changing Next Month! 
A subscription club you can join to add a $25 worth of new products to your collection every month.  Plus a minimum of 4 different projects made with each month selected products!  This includes FULL COLOR directions and the card stock and accessories* you need to complete each project!  You get all for just $30 a month (add $5 for shipping if you cannot come to class or pick up your project in a timely manner). * does not include inks, embossing powders, misc. stamps that might be used but are not in the monthly selected stamp set (usually a sentiment).

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Stamp Of The Month 3

Avery

This one is so sweet!  Everyone loved it and it works for many occasions!  Best Wishes (as shown), Sympathy, Birthday, Anniversary (add another bird!), new baby, etc, etc, etc . . . 


  


Supplies:
   
Stamp Set:  Aviary, Thoughts & Prayers, and Petite Pairs
Card Stock:  Pool Party and  Whisper White (#100730) 
Stampin' Write Markers:  
Early Espresso and Pool Party
Inks:  Early Espresso and Pool Party
Accessories:  Ruffled Ribbon, 1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, and a Stamp-a-ma-jig.

Until Next Time…Hugs, Karie 


Stamp 0f the Month is Changing Next Month! 
A subscription club you can join to add a $25 worth of new products to your collection every month.  Plus a minimum of 4 different projects made with each month selected products!  This includes FULL COLOR directions and the card stock and accessories* you need to complete each project!  You get all for just $30 a month (add $5 for shipping if you cannot come to class or pick up your project in a timely manner). * does not include inks, embossing powders, misc. stamps that might be used but are not in the monthly selected stamp set (usually a sentiment).


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Stamp Of The Month 2


Avairy

This one takes a little thinking to get the birds inside the cages the way you want them to look.  I wanted them all centered, but as you can see the owl is not.  In the end I loved that about it!  Once again proving my point that Perfection IS Overrated! LOL 




Supplies:
   
Stamp Set:  Avairy & Petite Pairs
Card Stock:  Baja Breeze and Very Vanilla
Inks:  Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze, Island Indigo, 
Lucky Limeade & Early Espresso. 
Accessories:  Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon and a Stamp-a-ma-jig.

Until Next Time…




Stamp 0f the Month is Changing Next Month! 
A subscription club you can join to add a $25 worth of new products to your collection every month.  Plus a minimum of 4 different projects made with each month selected products!  This includes FULL COLOR directions and the card stock and accessories* you need to complete each project!  You get all for just $30 a month (add $5 for shipping if you cannot come to class or pick up your project in a timely manner). * does not include inks, embossing powders, misc. stamps that might be used but are not in the monthly selected stamp set (usually a sentiment).


Monday, December 17, 2012

Stamp Of The Month


Aviary

This stamp set was requested by 3/4ths of my club members!  I love it and was thrilled to play with it again for club projects.  I will be sharing the ideas all this week!  


Supplies:
   
Stamp Set:  Avairy & Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock:  Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and  Whisper White (#100730) 
Designer Series Paper:  Festival of Prints Pack
Many Marvelous Markers: (#119806)  Cherry Cobbler& Old Olive
Inks:  Cherry Cobbler & VersaMark
Accessories:  Printed Brads, Stitched Satin Ribbon,Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Word Window & Modern Label Punches, SNAIL adhesive (#104332 Refil #104331), Crystal Effects (#101055), Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)

Until Next Time…  Hugs, Karie




Stamp 0f the Month is Changing Next Month! 
A subscription club you can join to add a $25 worth of new products to your collection every month.  Plus a minimum of 4 different projects made with each month selected products!  This includes FULL COLOR directions and the card stock and accessories* you need to complete each project!  You get all for just $30 a month (add $5 for shipping if you cannot come to class or pick up your project in a timely manner). * does not include inks, embossing powders, misc. stamps that might be used but are not in the monthly selected stamp set (usually a sentiment).

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sunday School


Sunday School
to inspire your Spirit

As a Christian, I choose not to work on Sunday.  Although my blog is scheduled and I am not actually creating this post today; I still have a strong belief that we all need to take a break for the Sabbath Day.  Each week my Sunday post will change from inspiring your creativity, to inspiring your spirit.  I hope you enjoy the messages presented here each week.

Today’s Message is from:  Unknown Artist
This is one of my FAVORITE
Holiday Songs!!



Come back again for more  creative Stampin’  ideas . . .

Friday, December 14, 2012

Sock In The Mail


Holiday Stocking
Greeting Card

I really love the Stocking die and knew I wanted to created a card with it.  So, here's what I came up with.



 I needed to create a custom envelope so I decided to line it with DSP.

What you cannot see in the photo is that the stocking does open.  I place the folded piece of card stock on the die so that the fold was just a smidge from the cutting line at that top of the stocking.  The fold is then hidden behind the top band.  

I hope you liked this one!

Until Next Time…

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Playing Chicken


My Crazy Husband

My husband loves to have fun!  He always finds ways to make me laugh, usually while I am shaking my head.  LOL  The other day he told me a story about this crazy chicken noise a few people at work make when it's close to the end of the shift.  So . . . he decided he wanted to have a chicken 'hat' to wear just to make everyone laugh.  Here's what he came up with:




 And Here's My Hen Pecked Honey 
in his new hat!  TOO FUNNY!!!




Until Next Time…

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sunday School


Sunday School
to inspire your Spirit

As a Christian, I choose not to work on Sunday.  Although my blog is scheduled and I am not actually creating this post today; I still have a strong belief that we all need to take a break for the Sabbath Day.  Each week my Sunday post will change from inspiring your creativity, to inspiring your spirit.  I hope you enjoy the messages presented here each week.

Today’s Message is from:  Natalie Cole
& the Mormon Tabernacle Choir



Come back again for more  
creative Stampin’  ideas . . .


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Stamp Of The Month #4


This Week I have been sharing all the projects from November’s Stamp Of The Month Club. 

There is only one month left of the ‘old style’ Club Kits.  I will continue to share the projects, but the kits are going to be pretty different in 2013. 

This month we used the Watercolor Winter stamp set.  Here’s the forth and last project from November.



It’s another Birthday Card, but of course just changing the sentiment makes it anything you’d like!

 The colors used are Whisper White and Wisteria Wonder.  I also used some of the medium size Basic Pearls and the Beautiful Birthday stamp.

Be sure to come back again to see more projects!

Stamp 0f the Month is…

…is Changing!  Check out what’s new starting with the January Club (Mailed to arrive mid-January, 2013, or attend the class on 1/5/13 at 11 AM…my place!)

It’s a subscription club that helps you add fun new products to your collection every month.  You will receive approximately $25 worth of Stampin’ Up!Ò products and, as a club member, you will also receive projects made with each month selected products.  This includes FULL COLOR directions, the card stock and accessories* you need to complete each project!, and the option to attend a FREE CLASS each month to complete your projects with other club members, or have it shipped to your door for an additional $5 fee.   You get to try all the newest accessories all for just $30 a month (If you would like to come to class or pick up your club kit you will receive [otherwise it pays for shipping to you] a $5 off Coupon toward an additional purchase).

Each month’s kit will build on products from previous club kits.  The sooner you start, the more you will enjoy each additional month. 

You can start with next month’s Club Selection shown below.  Just click the Paypal link to get started!
* does not include inks, embossing powders, misc. stamps that might be used but are not in the current months selected products.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Stamp Of The Month #3


This Week I will be sharing all the projects from November’s Stamp Of The Month Club. 

There is only one month left of the ‘old style’ Club Kits.  I will continue to share the projects, but the kits are going to be pretty different in 2013. 

This month we used the Watercolor Winter stamp set.  Here’s the third project.



This time it’s a Birthday Card!  The colors used are So Saffron, and Calypso Coral.  I hope you can see in the photo that I stamped the outline flower image in So Saffron ink all over the background (on Whisper White) before I stamped the solid flower image in Calypso Coral.  I also used the Calypso Coral ruffled ribbon, the Wide Oval punch & Scallop Oval punch (I used three of them cut to mat the sentiment), and the sentiment is from the Perfect Punches stamp set.

Be sure to come back tomorrow to see project #4


Stamp 0f the Month is…

…is Changing!  Check out what’s new starting with the January Club (Mailed to arrive mid-January, 2013, or attend the class on 1/5/13 at 11 AM…my place!)

It’s a subscription club that helps you add fun new products to your collection every month.  You will receive approximately $25 worth of Stampin’ Up!Ò products and, as a club member, you will also receive projects made with each month selected products.  This includes FULL COLOR directions, the card stock and accessories* you need to complete each project!, and the option to attend a FREE CLASS each month to complete your projects with other club members, or have it shipped to your door for an additional $5 fee.   You get to try all the newest accessories all for just $30 a month (If you would like to come to class or pick up your club kit you will receive [otherwise it pays for shipping to you] a $5 off Coupon toward an additional purchase).

Each month’s kit will build on products from previous club kits.  The sooner you start, the more you will enjoy each additional month. 

You can start with next month’s Club Selection shown below.  Just click the Paypal link to get started!
* does not include inks, embossing powders, misc. stamps that might be used but are not in the current months selected products.






Pick Up or Ship









Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Stamp Of The Month #2


This Week I will be sharing all the projects from November’s Stamp Of The Month Club. 

There is only one month left of the ‘old style’ Club Kits.  I will continue to share the projects, but the kits are going to be pretty different in 2013. 

In November we used the Watercolor Winter stamp set.  Here’s the second project.



The card is also a Christmas Greeting.  The colors used are Gumball Green, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, and Whisper White.  I also used the Big Shot along with one of the Delicate Designs Folders and the Large Scallop Edgelits.  Add a little Dazzling Diamonds for that oh so important Bling and you’re done!

Be sure to come back tomorrow to see project #3


Stamp 0f the Month is…

…is Changing!  Check out what’s new starting with the January Club (Mailed to arrive mid-January, 2013, or attend the class on 1/5/13 at 11 AM…my place!)

It’s a subscription club that helps you add fun new products to your collection every month.  You will receive approximately $25 worth of Stampin’ Up!Ò products and, as a club member, you will also receive projects made with each month selected products.  This includes FULL COLOR directions, the card stock and accessories* you need to complete each project!, and the option to attend a FREE CLASS each month to complete your projects with other club members, or have it shipped to your door for an additional $5 fee.   You get to try all the newest accessories all for just $30 a month (If you would like to come to class or pick up your club kit you will receive [otherwise it pays for shipping to you] a $5 off Coupon toward an additional purchase).

Each month’s kit will build on products from previous club kits.  The sooner you start, the more you will enjoy each additional month. 

You can start with next month’s Club Selection shown below.  Just click the Paypal link to get started!
* does not include inks, embossing powders, misc. stamps that might be used but are not in the current months selected products.
Pick Up or Ship



Monday, December 3, 2012

Stamp Of The Month #1


This Week I will be sharing all the projects from November’s Stamp Of The Month Club. 

There are only two months left of the ‘old style’ Club Kits.  I will continue to share the projects, but the kits are going to be pretty different in 2013.   See the details below this post.

This month we used the Watercolor Winter stamp set.  Here’s the first project.



The first card is a pretty simple Christmas Greeting.  The colors used are Early Espresso, Chocolate Chip, and Always Artichoke.   Easy Pe-Zee!  I hope you like it!

Be sure to come back tomorrow to see project #2



Stamp 0f the Month is…

…is Changing!  Check out what’s new starting with the January Club (Mailed to arrive mid-January, 2013, or attend the class on 1/5/13 at 11 AM…my place!)

It’s a subscription club that helps you add fun new products to your collection every month.  You will receive approximately $25 worth of Stampin’ Up!Ò products and, as a club member, you will also receive projects made with each month selected products.  This includes FULL COLOR directions, the card stock and accessories* you need to complete each project!, and the option to attend a FREE CLASS each month to complete your projects with other club members, or have it shipped to your door for an additional $5 fee.   You get to try all the newest accessories all for just $30 a month (If you would like to come to class or pick up your club kit you will receive [otherwise it pays for shipping to you] a $5 off Coupon toward an additional purchase).

Each month’s kit will build on products from previous club kits.  The sooner you start, the more you will enjoy each additional month. 

You can start with next month’s Club Selection shown below.  Just click the Paypal link to get started!
* does not include inks, embossing powders, misc. stamps that might be used but are not in the current months selected products.





Pick Up or Ship








Sunday, December 2, 2012

Sunday School


Sunday School
to inspire your Spirit

As a Christian, I choose not to work on Sunday.  Although my blog is scheduled and I am not actually creating this post today; I still have a strong belief that we all need to take a break for the Sabbath Day.  Each week my Sunday post will change from inspiring your creativity, to inspiring your spirit.  I hope you enjoy the messages presented here each week.

Today’s Message is from: Children!! (artist unknown)



Come back again for more  creative Stampin’  ideas . . .

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Build A Bird Punch #2


Punch-a-bunch!

Here a few more samples from the Punch Class that was held on November 17th!  Each one was created by someone else and I am sorry to say I do not have names to share with you.  If you are one of them...THANKS!  If not, I hope you like them enough to C.A.S.E. them yourself!



I saw this card, well...one similar to it anyway, and fell in love.  I knew I had to add it to this month's punch class.  All the shapes are from the Build-a-bird punch...can you see them all?  The colors used are Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, and Calypso Coral.  I also used the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder.



A pretty wreath to send your friends for Christmas.  This one used Garden Green, Whisper White, and Pretty In Pink card stock as well as Pretty In Pink scalloped ribbon, the Top Note Die, the Petals A Plenty Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones, and More Merry Messages.

Come back again...next week I will be sharing all the samples from the November Stamp Of The Month Club.   

Don't forget a little spiritual inspiration every Sunday too!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Build A Bird Punch


Punch-a-bunch!

Here a few samples from the Punch Class that was held on November 17th!  Each one was created by someone else and I am sorry to say I do not have names to share with you.  If you are one of them...THANKS!  If not, I hope you like them enough to C.A.S.E. them yourself!


I think this one is SO CUTE!  I don't generally send St. Patty cards, but I think I might have to this year!  As you can see the bird is the mustache, but this card also uses these punches: 1 1/4" sq., Modern Label, Word Window, 3/4" & 1 3/4" circle, Scallop Circle.  Colors: Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla, Garden Green, Whisper White, Cajun Craze, & So Saffron.  The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.


I thought this one was a simple one, but it seemed to take everyone a bit of time.  It's made with Whisper White, Midnight Muse, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, and Tangerine Tango card stock.  I also used the Northern Flurries embossing folder and the sentiment is from Delightful Dozen.

Come back on Wednesday to see a few more ideas!