Pick Your Poison Halloween Ensemble!

These Halloween projects make cute gifts for your best friend, a special teacher, or anyone that loves Halloween!  Fill the haunted house treat box with goodies and pair it with this sinister charm bracelet.  The silver spider web luminary doubles as a Fancy Favor container.  Embellish it with a festive gift tag!



To get the instructions for this fabulous Halloween Ensemble designed by Kris, just head on over to Craft Project Central, and subscribe to September!

Posted on : Sep 19 2011

More Than Rubber Stamps!

Did you know that Stampin’ Up! carries a line of jewelry? Their line of jewelry is called Simply Adorned, and it consists of beautiful charms of various sizes, coordinating chains and bracelets, and an assortment of other adornments and baubles. What is unique about this jewelry line is that the charms are lockets made of tempered glass and they are waiting to be filled with your custom artwork, personal photos, favorite quote … the possibilities are limitless. You can truly coordinate your jewelry with your mood, your clothes, and even the seasons.

   Not much of a jewelry person? These can also make elegantly personal gifts for a new mom, your mom, a bride-to-be, a special friend, a graduate, a grandmother … are you starting to see the possibilities? Just grab a small piece of card stock, or even a scrap, and start creating. Our Designer Series Papers also make the perfect backdrop inside of the Simply Adorned Charms. Choose from Beyond the Garden (#122342) or Greenhouse Gala (#117167) for a flowery foundation for a summer Simply Adorned insert.


And while you can use any design of stamps you like, there are some especially suitable sets for working with the Simply Adorned charms. Check out the following for your next Simply Adorned project:


Charming (#116519 wood mount only)

Itty Bitty Bits (#117056 wood mount/#120060 clear mount)

Tiny Tags (#118091 wood mount/#118592 clear mount)


And the perfect finishing touch for any insert – our Basic Rhinestones (#119246) and Basic Pearls (#119247).


So contact me today, and let me show you the simply charming possibilities of Stampin’ Up!’s Simply Adorned jewelry.


Posted on : Jun 15 2011

Simply Adorned Charm Case & Matching Charm!

Hopefully you've had a chance to check out Stampin' Up!'s Simply Adorned line of high-quality charms that come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are the perfect little showcase for your artistic talents!  The charms are locket-style with hinges that let you insert your artwork or photos.  And once you start creating the inserts, it's hard to stop!!  So you'll definitely want to make this charm (insert) case to store your artwork in when you're not wearing it!!  Simply Adorned charms, inserts (your artwork), and this beautiful case make a great handmade gift (Mother's Day is coming up!).  This is also makes for a very fun and unique class project!!



To get the instructions for this fabulous project designed by Kris, just head on over to Craft Project Central, subscribe to April and meet the other requirements for qualifying for the bonus project.

Posted on : Apr 09 2011

Birthday Present for My Sister!

My sister, Sherry, has a birthday coming up in a couple days, and since we're focusing on our Simply Adorned jewelry line over on my Sisters In Stamping blog this week, I thought I'd kill two birds with one stone and make my sister a necklace!



Here it is a little closer up. Notice the little pearl half that I put in the upper right corner above the S.


And here is the reverse side with a picture of her three darling kids !


This is the picture before I made it black and white and shrunk it down to fit the necklace!


Supplies Used:

Simply Adorned 1" x 1-1/4" Charm #116798 $18.95

Simply Adorned 24" Chain #116800 $10.95

Simply Adorned Baubles Black Crystal 5/8" #121011 $3.95

Simply Adorned Baubles Vanilla Pearl 1/2" #121014 $3.95

Clearly for You Clear-Mount Stamp Set #121976 $17.95

Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad #101179 $5.95

Whisper White Card Stock #100730 $8.50

Basic Pearl Jewels #119247 $4.95

I don't think Sherry looks at my blog, so I'm safe to post this until I give her the gift on her big day!


Have a great weekend!!

Posted on : Feb 04 2011