Sunday, August 31, 2014

Holiday Blog Hop

Happy Sunday everyone! 

Rise and Shine. Welcome to our holiday blog hop. You should have hopped here from Cari's blog! Hopefully you are finding your okay. I hope you guys have been enjoying all of the projects along the way. So by now I am hoping you have had a chance to see the holiday catalog from Stampin' Up that became available on August 28. There are so many goodies to choose from, a little something for everyone or if you're like me A LOT OF SOMETHING!!! When I first saw the holiday catalog I immediately fell in la-la-la LOVE with the Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set. It's a three step stamp set. I love the options they give you for the wreath. What makes this stamp set such a gem is the coordinating Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies. 

So onto my card. I chose Christmas because like everyone else I wanted to get a head start on my Christmas cards this year so I can mail them off in time! Ha! but I will probably wait till last minute like always because that's how I craft! lol But this wreath isn't only used for Christmas, you could easily make a wreath for Fall or even Halloween. Just change the colors you stamp it with. I chose Seasons of Style DSP because I love Polka Dots. This DSP is retired but it is still available on MDS. You could use any background to duplicate this card though.

                                                                         FRONT VIEW
                                                                          SIDE VIEW

I used my big shot to cut the bow, wreath, and the word Joy out with the framelits. All of these are from the Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies. There is also a stamp that matches the bow if you wanted a color bow instead of a glitter bow. After I cut "Joy" I laid it over my versa mark and got the front wet with the stamp pad. I poured clear embossing powder over the word "Joy" and heat embossed it. This gave the word "Joy" a sheen look to it. It also made it a little more sturdy since the word is thin. Well I hope you enjoyed my card! Here is the card recipe:
Seasons of Style DSP 
Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set (Item # 135047 pg.9 HC)
Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies (Item# 135851 pg.9 HC)
Pistachio Pudding Stamp Pad (Item# 131177)
Gumball Green Stamp Pad
Real Red Stamp Pad (Item # 126949)
Clear Emboss Powder (Item # 109130) 

So who is ready for some BLOG CANDY ?!?! If you would like a chance to win this stamp set of Festival of Trees all you have to do is leave a comment below AND become a follower of my blog! Super easy. I post weekly projects also. I will be raffling off the blog candy Friday Sept. 5th and will announce the winner! Any questions about my card or if you are in my area and would like to host a workshop or attend a class let me know!! Thanks for hopping with us.



You are here ------> Priscilla Thoreson -
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Susan Best -

Happy Crafting,

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The holidays are HERE....and it's not always about cards!

So summer is over!!! Wah!!!! But at least I love in southern Cali and we are still blessed with some hot sunny weather! We can't deny though the holidays are finally here!! Halloween stuff is already popping up in the store, soon it will be Christmas and you know Thanksgiving will be in that mix! Well to start it off I decided to make a Fall wreath. I love wreaths and think they are so versatile and can be used in any occasion or holiday!! 

So I know when people hear Stampin' Up they think cards! But it's not and this project shows your products, stamps, framelits can do so much more than make a gorgeous card! I know I know you want to see the wreath already! it is! 


Well there you have it! My fall wreath! I'm pretty excited about it. So here are the details on how I did it:

White Tulle
Gold tulle
Styrofoam wreath
Banner framlits 
Champagne Glitter paper
Little Letters Thinlits
Wood emboss folder
Gold soirée DSP
Spiral flower big die
Crumb Cake Cardstock
Tangelo Twist Cardstock
Tangelo Twist ink
kinda Eclectic Stamp Set
Bakers Twine
2 Inch circle punch
Whisper White Cardstock

I cut the tulle and just kept tying it around until it was completely covered. I made the banner and embossed it with the wood folder. I wanted the letter to stand out so I used champagne glitter paper for them. I really like how it ties with the gold tulle. I used the starburst stamp behind the letters on the whisper white circle. I love the look. 

We'll I hope you enjoyed my wreath and it inspires you to make something out of the box. Happy Carfting all!!! 


Saturday, August 23, 2014

One more spook....

I was having to much fun playing with my Halloween stamp set Bite Me and the washi tape withes here is one more card for you. This time is used the spiderweb and embossed it in black. I la la la la love the look of embossing! Super simple card to put together in no time! I hope you like it!! 

Bite Me 
Witches Brew washi tape
Black embossing powder
Circle punch
Scallop circle punch

Hope you like the card!! Happy summer haunting. 


It's getting spooky...

Hey everyone!!

Happy Saturday…..So I have a flip card for you today. I just got the circle thinlits flip card and I have been wanting to okay with it. So I decided to do something Halloweenie. I also got the rosettes die which I have been wanting for so long! Well it was a weekly deal this week so I had to snag it up!! I absolutely love it!! I am a big fan of rosettes and the die totally cuts the time by more than half to make them! Happy crafter here. Ok so anyways on to my card. I used Witches Brew DSP and witches brew washi tape. They are both clearanced right now which is steal so you should really grab them before they are sold out. I have to say I do  like the thinlits circle die. I wasn't sure about it at first but now I really like it! So here are some pics!!

Witches Brew DSP
Witches Brew washi tape
Bite Me Photopolymer stamp set item # 134622
Rosette Bigz die
Thinlits Circle Die

The Bite Me stamp set isn't in the holiday catalog. It came out on a seperate flyer. But I absolutely love it and the spider web is awesome! So don't let that stamp set sneak by you! Check back soon for my project with that spider web!! Well I hope you enjoyed the card!! I can't wait for Halloween and my SpooktaculaR September class. We are making Halloween projects and I am excited to share all my little projects with the girls. Well Happy Crafting!! 


Monday, August 18, 2014

Happy Happy Birthday...

Hey Everyone!!
Hope your night is going well. Here is another quick card to I put together. I recently got rid of an old phone on eBay and the buyer lives in Washington. He sent me a message saying it was for his daughter and wanted to know if I could stick a little note in it saying "Happy Birthday Rachel." So I figured I would do one better than  that and make her a cute card to go along with her new phone. Hopefully when she opens up her package the card will bring a smile to her face as much as her new phone! Ok so enough jibber jabber here are my card details. 

Coastal Cabana Cardstock 
Strawberry Slush
Petite Petals Stamp Set & Punch
Label Love Stamp Set 
Artisan Label Punch 
Fresh Prints DSP (Retired)
Emboss Folder (non SU product)
Banner Framelits
You can use any embossing folder for the background and it really takes your card up a notch. The one thing I love about Stampin' Up is how all of the colors coordinate together. Your paper matches your ink and embellishments and markers. The color combos are fabulous and you have so many options. You can't go wrong with what you pick. 

Well I hope you enjoyed this card I have shared with you tonight. For any of the products I used on this card please visit my online store HERE. Happy Crafting everyone. 


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

It's a blue blue Christmas...

I couldn't help myself and I have one more card to share tonight. I really love blue, white and silver combo for Christmas. I mixed it up a little and hope you find something you like about it. I used a wood grain stamp for the background and embossed it with silver. I really do love the effect and sparkle it give the card. I didn't want to add to much because I really liked the background. The card and trees are coastal cabana and the trees are stamped with coastal cabana also. The ornaments are dazzling details. The sentiment is also from festival of trees. I added a little banner to the corner stamped with a star in whisper white and put a rhinestone in the center. I think it gave it just the right touch.

A different angle to see the details 

Coastal Cabana Paper
Coastal Cabana Ink
Festival of Trees
Banner Blast
Banner Punch
Dazzling Details
Coastal Cabana Ruffle Trim
Rhinestone Jewel

I hope you enjoyed this card and come back soon because I will have more cards to share with you you!! Remember holiday products come out Aug. 28. If you would like a free catalog please let me know. 


It looks like Christmas...

Hey Everyone!! 

I have another Christmas card for you. I have been playing with my holiday goodies today. This card is more traditional Christmas colors. Lots of red and some green. I hope you like it and creativity strikes you. 

Card Recipe 
Seasons of Style DSP
Crumb cake 
Festival of Trees 
Sentiment is from wondrous wreath
Chevron embossing folder
Tree Punch

I stamped the ornaments with versamark and used gold embossing powder on them. I love the little sparkle it adds to the card. I hope you enjoyed this little preview of holidays products that will be available Aug. 28. Please visit my store to order products. Any questions leave me a comment and I would love to reply. 

Happy Crafting!!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Sneak a Peak of Christmas!!

Good morning everyone!

Well I have another post for your today! Two in one day! I couldn't help myself though. I received my holiday order from Stampin' Up a couple of days ago and I have been dying to play with my stuff. Yes I know it's August but Christmas is right around the corner and it's time to start preparing because we know how we all like to wait to the last minute to make 50 cards for friends and family (wink, wink). Well I work graveyard and when I got home this morning I couldn't sleep because I was really really wanting to check out my new stuff and didn't want to wait two more days. So I ordered the floral framelits awhile ago. I knew as soon as I saw them I wanted to use them to make a shape card. Well I decided to pair of my wreath from the Wondrous Wreath photopolymer stamp set with my framelits. I also ordered the Wonderful Wreath framelits which pairs up with the Wreath stamp set. So here is my card….what do you think?

I embossed the second flower with gold and I also embossed the ribbon which there is a ribbon stamp and a ribbon framelit to cut it out. The word Joy comes from the framelit. I embossed Joy in clear embossing powder. It's hard to see in the picture but the clear embossing makes Joy a little bit shiny and stand. The wreath is a 3 step process but it's not hard. I really am pretty happy with this card and I can see myself using the floral framelits for other events and not just Christmas. Well I hope you enjoyed this sneak peak into Christmas. Now remember the holida catalog is coming out August 28 and you can start ordering products on the 28th also. If you would like a catalog please let me know and I would be glad to mail one out to you. Thanks for stopping by! 

Happy Crafting,

Blooming Friends

Hey everyone!

So I have another card to share with you today. I recently got the blended bloom stamp and I love it. It is such a nice size flower and when paired with Stampin' Up's blendabilities it's just lovely. Now I will admit I am not a huge fan of coloring but after playing around with the blend abilities I am in love! Those markers are pretty amazing. OK anyways… I could babble on forever about all of the products I am in love with but how about we get to that card!!!?

Blended Bloom 135906
Woodgrain Embossing Folder 127821
Banners Framelits 132713
Stamp Set Let Your Hair Down (Hostess) 
Stamp Set Amazing Birthday 
Coastal Cabana Cardstock & Ink
Daffodil Delight Stamp Pad 

So there you have it. My little card I wanted to share with you guys. This is one of four cards I did at my workshop I hosted the other night. My theme was birthday cards but I wanted to use sentiments that were versatile in case they wanted to use the card for something other than a birthday. I thought the stamp from Let your hair down was a good pick. Well I hope you enjoyed my card today! 

If you would like to order any of the products seen here please visit my store

Thanks & Happy Crafting!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Some Banner Love

Hey Crafting Friends,

So I recently moved all of my crafting stuff from downstairs to my upstairs loft….way more room!! Well I was cleaning and organizing my crafty domain which is a never ending job…when inspiration hit me! I was looking around and decided the space needed a banner. So after playing with my big shot for awhile and putting some paper together I had a cute little banner to hang on my wall! I am super happy with it and now I have to make a second one for my daughter because she was a little envious. Well I hope you enjoyed my post!

Banner Recipe:
Stampin' Up Products
Brights Designer Paper 
Gold Soiree DSP 
Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set
Little Letter Framelits
Champagne Glitter Paper
Ribbon - Recollections

Happy Crafting Friends, 

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Quick and Easy Mini Cards

Hey everyone. Whenever I have to mail something out to a friend, I always like to send a little note in there for them. I like to make 3x3 cards since I don't think a full card is really needed. It's something quick and easy yet still personal. I was team mom for my sons baseball team this past season so I needed to mail out some picture cd's. I made these little cards for my packages. Super cute, still boyish and fast to put together! 

Card Recipe:
2" inch circle punch
Chevron Emboss Folder
Label Love Stamp Set
Artisan Label Punch

Happy Crafting everyone! ~ Priscilla 

Friday, August 1, 2014

The Big Deal you have been waiting for….THE BIG SHOT!!

Well it's finally here. Until August 31 you can purchase the big shot and get a framelits/stamp set bundle for FREE. That's a $50 value! If you already have the big shot don't worry! You can purchase the framelits bundle at 15% off!! This is a deal you do not want to pass up!!

Click for Big Shot Deal

Five Free Bundles (pick one)
Sumthin" Bubbly Words Bundle Stamp Set: Sumthin' Sumthin' Framelits: Word Bubbles
Decorative Goodies Bundle Stamp Set: Oh My Goodies Framelits: Deco Labels Collection
Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle Stamp Set: Day of Celebration Framelits: Chalk Talk
Flowery Daydream Bundle Stamp Set: Daydream Medallions Framelits: Floral Collection
Bright and Beautiful Stars Bundle Stamp Set Bright & Beautiful Framelits: Star

The Sizzix Big Shot for Stampin' Up! product line is a big deal! With the Big Shot you can cut over 50 different material types and duplicate creative and intricate designs quickly and easily. We've designed exclusive dies that coordinate with current Stampin' Up! product lines--such as our stamps and punches--as well as Sizzix dies that coordinate with the Stampin' Up! look and feel. Our product line will continue to expand, so check back to see what exciting new things are on the way.