Nature Walk Simply Adorned

Sorry I missed yesterday’s posting.  I went out of town with Greg for the day and we left earlier than I originally planned on Monday and didn’t finish my projects or posting for Tuesday.  Today I’m sharing my Simply Adorned swap – I used the Nature Walk stamp set from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Mini Catalog.  I originally created this for a Simply Adorned class that I held in late December.  Then I decided to use it also for my Leadership Swap – just the front side.  And then again for my PAWS meeting Swap.  I actually made minor changes in each one but I don’t have pictures of the last version – and I swapped them all away.

Here are my original front and back for my class.  The little bee on the front is cut out and popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The flowers and the wings of the bee are covered with the Smooch Illuminate Top Coat Pearlized Accent Ink.

For my Leadership swap we only needed the fronts so the picture to the right shows the front again.  Here I added a tiny piece of Linen Thread that is tied around the stem of the flowers.


While we were at Leadership I learned a new little technique that I really liked and ended up using that on the version I used for my PAWS group swap.  We used an Aqua Painter to “paint” the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint.  I don’t know why I haven’t thought of that before – you don’t need water in it – you are basically just using the brush so I guess you could also use a fine tipped paint brush to do the same thing.  So I did that on the bee’s wings and on the flowers.  And because I was short on time I left off the linen thread on my PAWS swaps. I’ll have to make one like that again so you can see the difference in how the wings look.

Have a great day!  Oh, I have a new signature file using the Sale-A-Bration My Digital Studio CD elements – what do you think?


Paws Meeting – Simply Adorned Swaps

Here are more Simply Adorned Inserts that we swapped at my PAWS meeting the other weekend.


I don’t have specific names for each one of these – since they are so small most people didn’t put names on them.  The participants were – Fran, Laree, Lisa B. (she actually made two different ones), Linda, Danette, Lisa S., Christine, and Cindy G.  The ones where the back was attached I didn’t take a picture of the back.  A couple in the first photo show front and back – the Owl, and the friends.

I still have mine to show you – I actually used the same swap for both my leadership swap and the Paws meeting swap.  I just have to find mine to take pictures of it.  I hope I didn’t give them all away!


Leadership – Simply Adorned swaps

At the Stampin’ Up! Leadership conference I participated in a Simply Adorned swap.  We made inserts for the 1″ x 1-1/4″ charm. I have pictures of all of them except mine – I’ll have to take that one and post it separately.

designed by Kristy Bettenhausen

designed by Donna Schneidtmiller

designed by Becky Lambie

designed by Jessica Brigden

designed by Frances Wagner

designed by Lucia Gomez

designed by Isis Pinero

designed by Pam Hodges

designed by Rosemarrie Gonzalez

I hope you like all the ideas – I still have mine to share and I also did a Simply Adorned swap at my PAWS meeting so those are still to come too.  That should give you lots of ideas to create your own charm inserts.



Awesome Leadership Make ‘n Takes

At every Stampin’ Up! Event there are Make ‘n takes – we have to have our stamping time.  This year at Leadership the Make ‘n Takes were the best ever!  Our Make ‘n Take session was on Friday night at the end of the Leadership Conference – I hope no one left early because they missed some WOW projects.  I wanted to share them all with you. The stamp set they gave us was Clearly for You so the projects we made use that as the main stamp set.  The tables were sprinkled with punched pluses to match our +ONE theme (I wonder if that will be a future punch?) and our stamp set and supplies were packaged up in a little box this time.

Box of M&T supplies and a bag of yummy carmels

table supplies and punched pluses decorating our tables

DVD notebook - Botanical Gazette DSP, Trinket Keys

For You card

Simply Adorned Charm Bird Insert - Botanical Gazette DSP

Simply Adorned Charm Amour Insert - First Edition DSP, Red Glimmer paper, Trinket Keys

Simply Adorned Charm Monogram Insert and Chain - First Edition DSP, Springtime Vintage DSP, Springtime Vintage Designer Fabric, Vanilla Pearl Bauble, Trinket Crowns, Trinket Keys

Brooch - First Edition DSP, Seam Binding, Springtime Vintage Designer Fabric, Beveled Windowpane, Fun Flowers Bigz Die, Trinket Keys

We received the large Simply Adorned Charm and the long chain along with all the trinkets as part of our Make&Takes – everyone was so excited!  Now I wonder what the convention projects will be like??

A Flower for all Seasons Simply Adorned

I’m listening to the news and they are saying the Atlanta area may get 6-8 inches of snow from Sunday to Monday – what??  That is very unusual for us to get that much snow really to get hardly any snow… it just doesn’t happen much here and this winter we already had black ice that shut down all travel all around us causing people to abandon their cars in the middle of the road, we had snow on Christmas for the first time in well over 100 years and now a major snow/ice storm is headed our way.  So while we plan for all this cold (and I know some of you are laughing at us, but since we rarely get snow we just aren’t equipped to handle it – so it becomes a major issue) today’s stamping project is a warm sunny project.  Actually it is my “summer” Simply Adorned Charm insert from the class I had recently.

For the class we made inserts of each season, plus the owl I showed yesterday and also a monogram insert.  This is the front and back of the summer insert.  The stamp set is A Flower for all Seasons. I love the images in this little stamp set.  These are stamped with Black StazOn ink and then colored with Stampin’ Write Markers.  There is some sponging around the edges with Soft Suede ink and some faux stitching.

The idea of the torn corner with the red behind it is from my friend Michelle – she made one like this but it has been so long ago since I have seen it I don’t know how similar mine ended up being like hers.  I added a tiny Linen Thread bow around the pot – I love Linen Thread.  Teeny Tiny art is what you get with the Simply Adorned charms.

Think warm thoughts.  Crossing fingers it all comes and goes so I don’t have any troubles driving to Nashville on Wednesday morning for the Stampin’ Up! Leadership conference.  I hope everyone that is traveling arrives safely at their destinations –  be careful out there…

Simply Adorned Owl

At the end of December I had a Simply Adorned class for a small group of ladies.  We had a nice afternoon stamping as we watched the Christmas snow melt away in the backyard.

The ladies requested an owl theme for one of the inserts because their school mascot where they work is an owl.  I wanted to use the cute owl punch.  He is just a little too big for this size charm – it is the 1″ x 1-1/4″ charm – the medium size of the three that Stampin’ Up! sells.

He is still cute in there – just set off to the side a little bit.  The background is from the Play Date Designer Series Paper.  The owl is made from the Autumn Spice Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I liked using it because it was heavy weight textured card stock.

I hope you like this little charmed owl!

I have been working on my swaps for the Stampin’ Up! Leadership conference.  I leave in 5 days!  I hope the weather isn’t bad because I’ll be driving up.  I’m signed up for four group swaps – I have two of them done and two left to go.  Then I also plan to make some card fronts for general swapping.  I’ll be busy the next several days working on all those swaps.