Saturday, December 10, 2016

SUO Challenge #163-Holiday Elegance

The new challenge at SUO is to make an elegant Holiday project.  For my entry in this challenge I used the Stamp set Flurry of Wishes.  It can be found in the Annual catalog on page 29.
Here is my Christmas card.

I used Whisper White for my card base, then I layered Dapper Denim and a sheet of acetate.  Using silver embossing powder and Versamark ink I stamped and embossed the snowflakes on the acetate.  I then used rhinestones in the center of each snowflake for some bling. 

The sentiment, also from Flurry of Wishes stamp set was embossed on Dapper Denim.  Using the stitched square framelit I cut it out with my Big Shot and layered it on a square of silver glimmer paper.  More bling !

I adhered all my layers together. I used glue dots behind each snowflake so it would not show through the acetate and used dimensionals on the square and the Dapper Denim layer.  The silver glitter ribbon is from the Holiday catalog.

  Join me for the challenge at SUO Challenges to show off your creativity.

Happy Christmas Crafting,
Bye, Bye for Now

Saturday, October 15, 2016


Ready for another challenge over at SUO using holiday papers from the 2016 Holiday Catalog?  I decided to use the Halloween Night Designers Series Paper for my project.
  Here is a medallion rosette I made. 

I made the rosette using the Stamping Up Score board.  I cut 2 strips of paper 2" wide and scored them at 1/2" intervals.  I adhered them end to end and fan folded them.  After I had the rosette formed I adhered it to a 2" circle and closed the end.  
My embellishments are silver glimmer paper 2" circle, the vampire using the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set and punch, a black tassel and silver glitter ribbon.  The banner is from the 
Sweet Home stamp set and thinlits.

Hope you join me for this holiday paper challenge at SUO Challenges

Bye, Bye for Now,

Saturday, October 1, 2016


October is here and I love Halloween.  

The 2016 Holiday Catalog has so many cute Halloween items.  Today I made a card using the Halloween Cookie Cutter stamp set and punch that's featured on page 53.  I used the skeleton image and heat embossed him using white embossing powder.  He really pops layered on the Pumpkin Pie Glimmer paper.  

The sentiment on my gray banner is from the Mr. Funny Bones stamp set and seems very appropriate.  I also used the bone stamp for my background paper on the top half of the card and the striped paper is DSP Halloween Night.  I alos used the black and orange Halloween Night twine. 

Hope this card inspires you to get crafty for Halloween.  You can order everything to make this card HERE.

Bye, Bye for Now

Sunday, September 25, 2016



Only wish the temperatures would reflect the change of season.  I don't know where you are in this world but in the south US we are still having 90+ temperatures.  Still my favorite season is fall.  I love the change of  the leaves and the cool crisp days after a long hot summer.  By October maybe I will have fall weather here.

Today I wanted to share a treat bag I made using the gift bag punch board.  I used the DSP featured on page 51 of the 2016 Holiday catalog, The  pumpkin background seemed the logical choice for a scarecrow.  I can picture him in the middle of a pumpkin patch scaring away the crows.

The scarecrow is one of the images in the Halloween Cookie Cutter stamp set.  I used Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Dapper Denim makers to color him.  You can purchase the Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive makers as a two pack along with the corrdinating Baker's twine and washi tape.  The Kraft rope trim is found on page 13.

You can shop for the items to make this treat bag HERE in my on-line Stampin' Up store.  If you would like a copy of the catalog leave a comment below and send me your name and mailing
address to my e-mail

Happy Crafting
Bye, Bye for Now

Saturday, September 3, 2016


You can now order from the Holiday Catalog.
September 1, 2016 until  January 3, 2017

It's not too early to begin creating your Christmas cards and tags.  If you like Halloween then you will enjoy all the new Halloween stamp sets and embellishments, too.

There's something for everyone in this catalog.  Do you like to do a December Daily with Project Life then check out page 31 for everything you need for Christmas 2016.

I really like the Cookie Cutter  Christmas Bundle on page 6. It includes a punch and a Stamp set.  I made some cute tags using two of the images, 

The punch will cut out both these images.  For an added bonus there is a coordinating Halloween Cookie Cutter stamp set, it's on page 53.  I also made some tags using these images.

As always when you purchase a bundle you will recieve a 10% discount.

To place an order you can click HERE or click on the catalog image to take you directly to my Stampin' Up online store.

If you would like to recieve a copy of the catalog from me just send me your name and mailing address to  I would love to have you as a customer.

Happy Crafting
Bye Bye for Now


Saturday, August 13, 2016



I know everyone has been seeing Mason jar projects all over blogger.  Well here is my project using the Stampin' Up Jar of Love stamp set and Everyday Jars framelit bundle.

I heat embossed the fish using our new copper embossing powder.  The jar was stamped using Pool Party ink.  I also used Pool Party card stock as my base layer.  The polka dot Bermuda Bay is a project life card.  The ribbon is Bermuda Bay stitched ribbon.  I know these two items are retired, but you can still use them.  I wanted to share ways to combine old and new products.

To add value to the Everyday Jars framelits the new Holiday catalog, which goes live September 1, 2016, has two new stamp sets that will coordinate with them.  One is a Halloween themed set and the other is Christmas.

I would like to send a complimentary Holiday catalog to any one that subscribes or is a subscriber.  Just send me an e-mail at with your name and mailing address and I'll get one out to you.

Check back in next week I will be sharing projects made using some of the new products from the Holiday catalog.

Bye, Bye for Now

Thursday, July 28, 2016


This weeks challenge at SUO is Black and White with a splash of color.  I used the stamp sets Weather Together and Playful Backgrounds for my card today.  My splash of color is Pool Party.  Here is the finished project.

The card is simple with stamping as the only technique used.  No fancy embellishments, ribbon or bling.  

Join me for this challenge at SUO Challenge blog and use your Stampin Up products to enter.

Happy Crafting,
Bye Bye for Now, 

Saturday, July 16, 2016


HELLO Everyone!

It's time for another challenge using Stampin' Up Only products.  This time the theme is to use things in Nature.  I decided to use the stamp set Hello Kitty.  I love cats and these images are so adorable.  

I used the Designer Series Paper Affectionately Yours.  The paper is double-sided so the layers are using both sides of one sheet.  I stamped the image and used my aqua painter to watercolor.  I layered the happy little kitty onto a 2015-2017 Mint Macaron dollie.  I then adhereded it to the card with dimensionals.  The banner is from the Number Of Years stamp set and the sentiment is from Hello Kitty.  The yellow enamel shapes are the perfect embellishment.  This card was fast and easy.

Join me for this challenge at SUO Challenges.

Happy Crafting
Bye, Bye for Now

Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy 4th of July- US Independence Day

Happy 4th of July to all my blogger friends. 

 Hope your having fun celebrate our country's independence. Don't forget it's not just about grilling and fireworks.  Remember God has blessed the USA and made it great we should not take our liberty and freedoms lightly. 

Today I want to share a shaker card I made using the Number of Years stamp set.

I also used red foil sheet, silver glimmer paper and the new In-Colors DSP in Dapper Denim.
The "happy" and the '4' were cut out using the Number of Years framelits and the Hello You thinlits.
 I also used the layering circles dies.
Inside the shaker card I used the metallic sequins. 
The new foam strips made assembling this shaker easy peasy.
You can find all these items in the 2016-2017 Annual catalog.

Hope you have a safe and fun holiday.

Bye Bye for Now,

Saturday, June 25, 2016


Today I am using the new Designers Series Paper "By the Shore" and the stamp set "Seaside Shore" featured on pages 92 and 93 of the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.

I know I have already said that Dapper Denim is my favorite In-Color so I know you won't be surprised that I used it for the gift bag I made.

I also used Calypso Coral and Mint Macaron which coordinates with this DSP.  The gift bag was made using the Gift Bag Punch Board medium size.  The Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon and Enamel 
Shapes are perfect embellishments.

I am entering my gift bag on the Stampin' Up Only Challenge Blog.  The theme for the challenge is to use Designer Series Paper found in the 2016-2017 Annual catalog.
Link to the SUO blog HERE and enter your own creation.

Happy Crafting
Bye Bye for Now

Monday, June 6, 2016

Kickin Off the NEW 2016-2017 Annual Catalog

It's finally live.  You can now order from the New Annual Catalog.  I made a few projects I wanted to share.  First, bookmarks using the "Over the Rainbow" stamp set on page 54.  The hearts are stamped using the New In-Colors for 2016-2018.  Have you seen the new In-Colors yet?

The In Colors 2016-2018 are

Flirty Flamingo
Dapper Denim
Sweet Sugarplum
Emerald Envy
Peakaboo Peach

My favorite is Dapper Denim.  I like it so much I made two cards using the paper and the ink.

I also used the stamp set and punch bundle "Thoughtful Banners" featured on page 73 of the 
2016-2017 Annual Catalog.

This card is made using the Designers Series Paper (DSP) "Affectionately Yours".  I love this copper paper, it's very trendy.  We now have copper embossing powder, too.

Hope these projects will inspire you.  Place an order On-line by clicking SHOP NOW.

You can view the catalog on line. If you place an order make sure do not click no contact so I can mail you a catalog that way I will have your mailing address. I would also like to send you a bookmark.

Happy Crafting,
Bye Bye for Now

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Stampin' Up EASTER Gift Bag

Here;s an Easter project using the Sale-A-Bration stamp set Honeycomb Happiness.  I used the gift bag punch board to make this cute little bag that's just the right size for a few chocolate Easter egg candies.  The paper is Designers Series paper stack "It's My Party".
I added half of a dolie and white Baker's Twine.  The handles are made using Hello Honey trim from last years Occasions catalog.  For my sentiment I used the stamp Easter Lamb and masked off the lamb and just stamped the Happy Easter.

Time is running out Sale-A-Bration ends March, 31,2016. Place you order now and don't miss out on FREE stuff.  

Also a reminder that in June the new catalog will be coming out and the 2014-2016 In Colors will be retiring.   These are the following colors
Blackberry Bliss
Hello Honey
Lost Lagoon
Mossy Meadow
Tangelo Twist

I really hate to see these colors retire but I am eagerly awaiting the introduction of the new colors for 2016-2018.

Hope you have fun crafting for Easter.

Bye Bye for Now

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Stampin Up Challenge #2 Happy Birthday

Here is a couple of new projects using products from the 2016 Occassion catalog.

I made two Birthday Cards.

Here is the other one

The suite I used was "It's My Party"  I love the bundle, which is discounted 15%, of the Stamp set and punches 141071.  The balloons and candles are made using the punches and the cake is an image in the stamp set.  Both card bases are Melon Mambo.  I used the Designers series paper stacks "Its My Party" 140552 and "Birthday Bouquet" 140557.

The first card was made using the Number of Years stamp set and framelit dies 140811 for the bundle.  I embossed the 2 in Blushing Bride.  The tiny hearts and scalloped circle were punched using Blushing Bride Glimmer paper140550.

I have one more Birthday project to share in my next post then on to Easter.
If you would like to CASE any of my projects feel free and if you need to purchase Stampin Up products you to link to my site HERE.

Bye Bye for Now 

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Happy Birthday #1 Stampin' Up Challenge

It's time to continue my personal challenge to use the items I purchased from the 2016 Occasions catalog and the items I have received FREE from the Sale-A-Brations catalog.

The suite I will be using is the "IT'S MY PARTY" you can find it on pages 4 & 5.
My first project is a treat box.

I used the Baker's Box die 138279 and the It's My Party Designers Series 140552 paper in Mint Macaron.  I also used Mint Macaron ink 138326.
The cake image and sentiment are from the Party Wishes stamp set 140961.  The lace ribbon is Mint Macaron and the twine is a combo pack 140555 featured on page 6.

Bonus Tag
For the tag I used the Happy Birthday from Sky Is the Limit and the splashes of color using Timeless Textures 140517.  The two ink colors are Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder.  Use the note tag punch 135860 to make quick tags for presents and treat boxes.

Everyone one has a Birthday so it's always a good idea to have a few Birthday cards on hand.  Having said that I will be making Birthday cards next.  Come back soon and I will share some ideas with you.  Thanks for looking at my blog and if you like something or have a question feel free to comment below.

Happy Crafting
 Bye Bye for Now

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Stampin Up Challenge #4 Love Blossoms

My post for today is my final card for Valentine's Day using the Love Blossoms suite in the Occasions catalog on pages 16 &17.  I made a shaker card and filled it with the sequins from the Love Blossoms embellishment kit and Blushing Bride Glimmer paper hearts,

The fourteen was die cut using the Large Numbers framelits dies 140622,  These framelits also come with a coordinating stamp set Number of Years 140633.  If you bundle the two you can save 15% 140811.  These items are featured on pages 10 & 11.

I think I have used most of the stamped images and sayings as well as most of the embellishment kit on all my Valentine's cards and projects.  For my next project I will be moving onto another suite featured in the Occasions catalog, "It's My Party".  I will be making cards, gift bags, tags and 3-D items such as treat boxes for party favors.

If you would like to order any of the items I have featured click HERE to go to my Stampin Up web site and remember Sale-A Bration is going on until March 31st.  That's means with a $50 purchase you can choose one FREE item.

Stay tuned for more crafting goodness.  

Bye Bye for Now

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

FREE Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set

Limited Edition
Hurry while supplies last.
The following items from the Sale-A-Bration catalog are only available until February 15, 2016.

Sky is the Limit Stamp Set 141282
Perfectly Artistic Designers Series Paper 141021
Hello Stamp Set 141240

My two projects are showcasing these three products.

I used the Hello Stamp set and heat embossed this card.  I also used elements of the Love Blossoms stamp set and embellishment kit, 
For my masculine Birthday card I used the Perfectly Artistic DSP and the Sky is the Limit stamp set.

Good news!  On February 16, 2016 three new items will be added to Sale-A-Bration.  

I will be sharing more projects with you using Occasions and Sale-A-Bration products.  

Bye, Bye for Now
Happy Crafting

Monday, February 1, 2016

Love Blossoms #3 Stampin' Up Challenge

Today I want to share another card using the Love Blossoms suite.

This card looks complicated but it's not. All the intricate work is done using the Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Die 140621 and the Bloomin' Love Stamp set 140643.

Want to get 15% discount Bundle the Thinlits and the Stamp set 140818.

I made this card using Whisper White cardstock cut 10 x 5 and scored in half to make a 5 x 5 square card. For the layer I cut Blushing Bride cardstock 1/8" smaller.  All of the stamped images I used are in the Bloomin' Love stamp set.  I used the flowers to make the background and for the sentiment and used Watermelon Wonder ink.

The bow paperclip and ribbon I used is in the Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit 140551.  The white pearls 119247 embellishment can be found in the 2015 Annual Catalog 

The heart and flowers for my focal point are all cut using the Thinlits die.  This intricate die has lots of small pieces and our new Big Shot Die Brush 140603 easily removes these cut pieces. Stampin' Up has a great video demonstrating the use of thinlits die and Die Brush.  I am adding it below.

Hope this video from Stampin Up  is helpful.  If you don't have a die cutting machine you can purchase the Big Shot and accessories HERE.  

With the purchase of a Big Shot you might want to consider becoming a demonstrator.  There are so many perks as a demonstrator and I would like to share them with you.  If your only interested in receiving products at a discount you can join as a hobbyist. Want to make money doing what you love, Crafting, then you can join and start a business.  It's up to you. Contact me using my email ogdendoll@gmail, com if you would like more information.

Come back soon and I will share what I received as my FREE stamp set from Sale-A-Bration. 
I will be making another Valentine's Day project.

Bye, Bye for Now
Happy Crafting

Friday, January 29, 2016

Love Blossoms # 2 Stampin Up Challenge Series

Ready for another project?
Everyone likes to give candy hearts for Valentine's Day so I decided to make a treat box to fill.

I used the Love Blossoms suite again and some of the 2015-2017 Designers Series 138432 paper in Watermelon Wonder.  I really like the script paper.
It was really simple to make here it is

I used the Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit 140551 for the foil heart and the wood veneer heart.  I punched a small heart from the Blushing Bride glimmer paper 140550 using the Itty Bitty Accents Punch set 133787.  The sentiment and banner were stamped using the the Bloomin' Love Stamp Set 140643 and Watermelon Wonder ink 138323.

The dimensions on the box are DSP cut 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".  Score in portrait or vertical position @ 1" on both sides. Turn to landscape or horizontal position and score @ 1" and 3 3/4" on both sides.
Using a bone folder crease on all fold lines.  Trim at an angel the tabs on each side. To put the box together put adhesvie on each tab and then attach the sides to from the box. 
I got this box from Chick n Scratch she also has a video which is easy to follow.

Check back soon for a new project and if you missed my first post just scroll down for my Stampon' Up Challenge.  

Bye, Bye for Now
Happy Crafting

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

My Stampin Up Challenge

Hello! Everyone
 I know its been a while since my last post,  I'm back now and will be posting more frequently,
One reason, it's time for the new 2016 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration.  I've purchased so many things and recieved a lot of FREE stuff. I want to share some of the new products with you.

The Love Blossoms suite on pages 16 & 17 is perfect for Valentines' Day.  I love the soft color palate of pinks, it feels very vintage to me.  The Designers Series papers are gorgeous and the embellishment pack adds to the vintage feel.

The Going Places Suite on pages 38 & 39 has a masculine feel to it.  It would be great for Father's Day and masculine Birthday cards.

Of course who doesn't have Birthdays to celebrate all year long. With the It's My Party suite on pages 4 & 5 I'll be able to make one of a kind cards for everyone on my Birthday list.  The Designers Series Paper Stack will keep me well stocked with the right paper.  There are 12 double-sided deigns to choose from;

So this is my challenge.  Ive decided to make a project using everything I've gotten from the Ocassions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs.  The stamp sets, the ribbon, the paper, the die cuts or thinlits, the punches and embellishments,

Since Valentines Day is just around the corner I thought I would start with the Love Blossoms suite.  Here is my first card.

I kept this simple, paper, a punch and stamps.  I used the following items from the Love Blossoms suite

145549 Love Blossoms Cardstock Pack
I used Crumb Cake for my A2 card base 

140548 Love Blossoms Designers Series 6 x 6 Paper Stack
My first layer is cut 5 1/4" x 4" using a Crumb Cake patterned paper.
I used six different designs in Blushing Bride to punch out hearts using the 
133786 Sweet Heart Punch 

140643 Bloomin' Love Stamp Set
I stamped the banner and BE MINE using Crumb Cake ink pad 126975.  For dimension I added the hearts and the banner with Stampin dimensionals 104430.

140551 Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit
For some bling I used the enamel glitter dots and clear Wink Of Stella 141897 offered for the first time in the Ocassions catalog.  We also have it in gold 141898.

You can easily CASE this card purchasing these items and quess what?  Yep you will have enough to select a FREE item from the Sale-A- Bration catalog.

Remember just select  the SHOP NOW button above to go to my Stampin Up webpage to order or click

Bye Bye for Now
Happy Crafting

p.s. see ya soon with more ideas from the 2016 Ocassions catalog.