Carie Nixon, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Hummingbird in Style

Here is a card that could be used for many different occasions.

Stamps: Elements of Style 118611
CS: Whisper White 100730,
Rich Razzleberry 115316, &
Old Olive 100702
Classic Stampin' Pad:
Rich Razzleberry 115658 &
Old Olive 102277
2 3/8" Scallop Circle XL 118874,
2 X 1 3/8" Oval XL 119859, &
Decorative Label XL 120907
Jewels: Basic Rhinestones 119246

I hope you all have a safe Halloween!  Happy Haunting!!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tree Trimmings

Here is a Christmas card using a set I have had for awhile, but had never used... imagine that!  So I dusted it off and this was the end result!
Stamps: Tree Trimmings 116722
CS: Very Vanilla 101650
Riding Hood Red 111348
DSP: Deck the Halls 120810
Classic Stampin' Pad:
Early Espresso 119670,
Always Artichoke 105219, &
Riding Hood Red 111836
Punch: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border 119275
Stamp-a-ma-jig 101049
Dotto 103305
Mini Glue Dots 103683

You definitely need a Stamp-a-ma-jig for this card.   The correct placement of the string on the ornaments is a must!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Happy Haunting!!!

Here is a fun Halloween card for you, with Halloween just around the corner it is the perfect card for that special person.  

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree 115026 &
Grateful Greetings 116511
CS: Pear Pizzazz 119795,
Peach Parfait 119794,
Concord Crush 119792,
Basic Black 121045 &
Whisper White 100730
Classic Stampin' Pad:
Basic Black 101179 & Concord Crush 119792
Punch: Two-Step Owl XL 118074 & Tag XL 119866
Brads: Neutrals 119736
Designer Jewels: Black Flourish 120987
Mat Pack 105826
Paper Piercer 116631
Big Shot 113439
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder: Square Lattice
Dotto 103305

I love the new owl punch and all the possibilities you can use it for!  Do you like my little ghosts I made from it???  As you can see this card uses 3 of the 5 new In Colors.  They are a perfect combination for Halloween. Enjoy your day everyone!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Cardinal Christmas

Here is a elegant, yet very simple card using one of my favorite Christmas sets... A Cardinal Christmas.

Stamps: A Cardinal Christmas 111760
CS: Crumb Cake 120953
DSP: Deck The Halls 120810
Classic Stampin' Pad: Cherry Cobbler 119669
1/2" Seam Binding: Cherry Cobbler
Craft & Paper Scissors 108360
Mini Glue Dots 103683
Dotto 103305

Have a great day!

Batty For You Costume Party Invite

So sorry for not getting anything posted last week.  I was having problems with a tooth, but all is good now.

Here is a card that my eight year old designed and made for her costume party...she was so excited about her card that I told her I would post it on my blog.  She did them on her own, with a bit of help with the tearing.  I think she did a great job!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Just Believe Flower

Today's card I came up with using our great new Color Coach!   I new I wanted to use Riding Hood Red, so I went to that color and the two other colors that were suggested as good color combination were Baja Breeze and So Saffron, which is how I decided on the colors for this card.
Stamps: Just Beieve 116948
CS: So Saffron 105118,
Baja Breeze 111352,
Riding Hood Red 111348, &
Whisper White 100730
Punch: Scallop Trim Border  118402
Antique Brads 117273
Paper-Piercing Tool 116631
Mat Pack 105826
Dotto: 103305
Big Shot 113439
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder:
Vintage Wallpaper 120175

The perfect touch for this card is one of our new Antique Brads, which I absolutely love!
Have a great day.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Spider Web

Here is a fun Halloween card for you!  The first time I saw this set I had to have it.  I just love it!!!

Stamps: Batty for You 116576
CS: Whisper White 100730,
Rich Razzleberry 115316,
Old Olive 100702, &
Pumpkin Pie 105117
Stampin' Write Markers:
Basic Black 100082
Classic Stampin' Pad:
Basic Black 101179
1 1/4" Circle Lg 119861, 1 3/8 Circle Lg 119860, & Scallop Circle 1 3/4 XL 119854
Big Shot 113439
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder: Spider Web 120889
Stampin' Dimensionals 104430
Dotto 103305
Shimmer Paint: Platinum 116807
Classic Stampin' Ink Refill: Rich Razzleberry 115664
Color Catcher 121093
An empty mini Spray Bottle
Some Rubbing Alcohol

To get the shimmer on the spider web, I took an empty mini spray bottle and added approx 3/4 full of the bottle with Rubbing Alcohol.  In this I added approx 7-8 drops of Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Ink Refill and about 5 drops of Platinum Shimmer Paint.  Shake well. Then place the embossed Rich Razzleberry piece in the color catcher and spray it! 
This works great on our Paper Daisies as well and will turn them a rich razzlebery color with some shimmer to them.

Monday, October 11, 2010

We have a winner!!!!

Congratulations to Melanya69 who is the winner of my Blog Candy!    Thank you to everyone for stopping by and for becoming a follower.  I  hope you enjoy my ideas and creations.

Tags Til Christmas Ornament

Today I have a card for you that uses our new Fabric that I love!!! 
Stamps: Tags Til Christmas 120847 &
Welcome Christmas 118736
CS: Very Vanilla 101650 &
Riding Hood Red 111348
Designer Fabric: Deck the Halls121716
Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive
Sheets 120805
Big Shot 113439
Bigz Die: Scallop Squares Duo 120903
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder:
Square Lattice 119976
Ribbon 1/8" Taffeta: Early Espresso 119959
Punch: Ornament XL 119847
Classic Stampin' Pad:
Riding Hood Red 111836
Paper Snips 103579
Craft & Paper Scissors 108360
Dotto 103305
Mini Glue Dots 103683
Bone Folder 102300

For those of you that have not tried out our wonderful fabric, this is a great card to try it on.  I cut out a square an inch bigger then what I needed to cut out the scallop square. I then cut out a square a bit smaller then the fabric, of the Adhesive Sheets.  Peel one side off of the Adhesive Sheet and lay it on the backside of the fabric.  I then took my Bone folder to press the Adhesive Sheet good onto the fabric.  Then you run the die through the Big Shot (I used a shim of paper because the fabric is not as thick as paper, to get a clean cut). 
I hope you enjoy this card!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Dec. 25

Here is a little touch of Christmas for you!  I love the simplicity of this card.

Stamps: Tags Till Christmas 120847
CS: Baja Breeze 111352, Blushing Bride119796, & Whisper White 100730
DSP: Candy Cane Christmas 120809
Classic Stampin' Pad: Real Red 103133
Punches: XL Decorative Label 120907 & Eyelet Border 119853
Big Shot 113439
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder: Northern Flurry 120902
Dotto 103305
Stampin' Dimensionals 104430
This is a simple card.  First emboss you cardbase using the wonderful NEW Northern Flurry Embossing Folder. Then you will punch out the border on the Blushing Bride Paper.  Glue the DSP on top of the CS and then glue to the cardbase.  You will stamp 2X the tag.  Layer the Dimensionals between the two tags and glue to the cardbase.  A quick and easy card for the weekend for you!!!
Have a great weekend.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

1 Week Old!!!

Hi everyone,
To celebrate my new blog and to try and get as many followers as possible I have some Blog Candy to give away to one lucky person!!!  How can you win this package of paper, some ribbon, a few corduroy brads & buttons???  To get your name in for the draw you need to become one of my followers on my blog.  To do this, scroll down and on the right hand side near the bottom click on Follow and then follow the directions.  To get your name in more then once, get your friends to become followers.  After you have become a follower you need to send me an email at:  in the email you need to include your real name , as well as your follower name (if different from real name) and your email address.  If you get friend to sign up as a follower, you need to send me the name of each friend.
***I am going to do the draw on Thanksgiving, October 11, 2010 at 6:00pm, so make sure I get your email before then!!!!

Vintage Vogue Birthday

Here's a non-traditional birthday card for you that I created last night!  I love embossing on cards, can you tell!!!  Most of my cards have embossing on it and this one is no different.

Stamps: Vintage Vogue 117690 &
Teeny Tiny Wishes 115370
CS: Rose Red 102544,
Old Olive 100702,
Chocolate Chip 102128, &
Very Vanilla 101650
Classic Stampin' Pad:
Old Olive 102277 &
Chocolate Chip 100908
Punches: Pinking Heart
Border 117649 &
Word Window Large 119857
Jewels: Basic Pearls 119247
Dotto 103305
Big Shot 113439
Textured Impressions Embossing Folders: Perfect Polka Dots 117335
Stamp-a-ma-jig 101049

This card is a pretty simple card to just has many steps! You need your trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp on the Old Olive Paper, unless you are a pro at lining up the stamps. I tend to do all my stamping and  my punching before I even think of using my Dotto(and make sure you emboss the cardbase before you glue)!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Pacific Circle Circus

Today I have a fun card for you.  I loved this set when it first came out and I still love it!  This set has so many possibilites.

Stamps: Circle Circus 115778
CS: Pacific Point 111350,
Rich Razzlebery 115316,
Pear Pizzazz 119795, &
Whisper White 100730
Classic Stampin' Pad:
Pacific Point 111837,
Rich Razzleberry 115658, &
Pear Pizzazz 119784
Punches: Circle 1/2" 119869,
Circle 3/4" 119873,
Circle 1" 119868,
Circle 1 1/4" 119861, &
Scallop Circle 119854
Big shot 113439
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder: Perfect Polka Dots 117335
Stiched-Poly Ribbon 1/2": Pear Pizzazz 119265
Stampin' Dimentionals 104430
Mini Glue Dots 103683
Dotto 103305

You are going to want to emboss the Rich Razzleberry with the Perfect Polka Dots Folder and wrap the ribbon around it using some Mini Glue Dots before you adhere it to the cardbase.  Then you get to stamp your images and play with all your wonderful circle punches!  For the scalloped circle I stamped twice and
I used 2 Stampin' Dimentionals in between the two layers.
I hope you enjoy this colorful and fun card!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Wedding Cake

I made this card for our cousin's wedding.  I love this stamp set and do not get to use it often enough!

Stamps: For the Bride 113216
     (not in the catalogue, but IS still
CS: Basic Grey 121044,
Whisper White 100730
DSP: Elegant Soirée 117163
Punch: Scallop Trim Border 118402
Organza Ribbon 5/8" Whisper White
(need 23") 114319
Mini Glue Dots 103683
Dotto 103305
Stampin' Dimentionals 104430 (used 5)
Mat Pack 105826
Paper-Piercing Tool 116631

I wanted to make this card elegant, so the Organza Ribbon was just what I needed.  Combine the ribbon with the wonderful border punch and it was just the right accent I needed.  I used the bunny ears technique (I have a horrible time tying bows and this is the best way for me). I did some piercing around the stamped image to dress it up and then placed 5 Stampin' Dimentionals behind the stamped image to have it pop out from the Basic Grey mat.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Autumn Harvest

I wish I could say, "What a beautiful fall day!", but it is not looking too good...more rain!  The leaves are turning quite beautiful though.
Okay, last night I was very excited about starting my blog that I "had " to create something new for you....Eh voila!!!

Stamps: Autumn Harvest 110372 &
Tiny Tags 118091
Cardstock(Cs): Naturals Ivory 101849,
More Mustard 100946,
Cajun Craze 119684,
Early Espresso 119686, &
Old Olive 100702
Specialty DSP: Autumn Spice 120808
Classic Stampin' Pad Early Espresso 119670
Stampin' Write Marker Old Olive  100079
Punches: Jewerly Tag Medium 117190 & Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border 119275
Hemp Twine Natural 100982
Big Shot 113439
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Square Lattice 119976
Stampin' Dimentionals 104430
Mini Glue Dots 103683
SNAIL Adhesive 104332
Paper Snips 103579

This card you have to do a bit of cutting by hand for the pumpkins.  The bigger pumpkin you glue right to the cs Cajun Craze and then put 2 Stampin' Dimentionals on the back of the smaller one to give it a little "pop".

Have a great day everyone!