Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Sour Cream Container Recipe

I was going to post this last night and my camera went dead so here goes. This recipe is for the sour cream containers that you can use for treats or decorations. You could use these for any holiday. 1. I used a 4 x 6 piece of Designer Series Paper (new Halloween DSP). You can use any size of paper but if you use a 12 x 12 DSP you can get exactly 6 containers from one sheet.
2. Apply Sticky Strip to the 2 long sides and ONLY one short side.
3. Roll the paper like a toilet paper roll and adhesive the 2 short sides together.
4. Press together the two ends of one side.

Sour Cream Container

5. Add candy as Kisses (4) or 2 Mini Candy Bars or M & M's. Then turn the container and fold the other side and press down. Note the picture. The container will now be sealed.
6. Use the crimper to crimp each side.

7. This is what it should look like before you add the embellishments.
8. I stamped Batty for You with Black ink on White card stock and then punched it out with the 1 1/4 punch. I punched a Pumpkin Pie circle with the 1 3/8 inch punch and then used dimensionals to mount it on a Black Scallop. Note how the tag matches the Designer Series Paper.
9. This is how it looks standing up. You can now put them in a basket or in your Spider jar or hang them on a Halloween Tree. They are so easy and quick! These would make cute treats for your child's classroom or for Halloween Tricks and Treats!

Monday, September 29, 2008


We made this card today in our Christmas Card Class! We used the Deer Friends stamp set, Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon, and 3 punches--1 1/4, 1 3/8, and scalloped. The DSP is from Bella. This was a fun card to make. We also added holes in our scallops with the small punch or Tool Box.

Fall Decorations

What a beautiful fall day! Ellen and Donna came out for a Christmas card class and again we had so much fun! They are such a delight! We also played around with the Big Shot dies and the Cuttlebug. It is amazing how many dies will work in the Cuttlebug. The large clear acyrlics are just a smudging too big but everything else seems to work! Great for you with Cuttlebugs as you can use the Big Shot Dies.!!!! Before they arrived I went out and finally got some fall decorations out. My mums in my planter are so beautiful right now
I dug out my little cart and scrarecrow and then picked a couple of ripe pumpkins from the garden. There are still some out there pretty green but these were all ready to harvest!
This is a picture of our flower planter that Bud built me and the flowers are still blooming!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

More Inspired by Nature

This is another Inspired by Nature Set. I used Summer Sun and Pumpkin Pie for the flowers and Artichoke Markers for the stems and leave. I also used 4 artichoke brads and mounted the Very Vanilla card stock onto Artichoke card stock.

Inspired by Nature

Inspired by Nature Set is an incredible stamp set! Once you get started working with it--it is so hard to stop! This card was made by coloring the flowers with markers--chocolate chip, artichoke, pink passion and then adding Ruby Red on the tips of the flowers. Huff on the image and then stamp.

This Chocolate Chip card was mounted on Close to Cocoa and stamped with Versa Mark. I added twill around the card and tied a small piece of twill around the card and stamped on the twill with Chocolate Chip. I had seen this card on someone's blog but I can't remember where. There are so many more possibilites to make with this great stamp set!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Alzheimers Donataion

This card is being sent to the Staff at the Artman Home in Pennsylvania. Cammie has started this fund drive for Alzheimers and has a post that you may want to go to and contribute a card to a Alzheimer's patient. You can also enter for some blog candy. What a wonderful task! The blog is http://myblogbycammie.blogspot.com
Be sure and read the wonderful news she has accomplished!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Chipboard Snowflake

I used the Big Shot to cut out this large snowflake. You can use any stamp pad and color it or cut out another snowflake with Designer Series Paper and adhere it to this chip board.

Chip Board Snowflakes

I cut this snowflake from the new chipboard on the Big Shot. I colored the snowflake with the White Craft Pad and then sprinkled Chunky Glitter all over it. This snowflake could be put on a card or hung on a Christmas tree or used for decorations.

More Snowflakes

I cut this snowflake with the Big Shot from the Ski Slope Designer Series Paper. You can just glue this on top of the chipboard.

A Beautiful Day!

What a beautiful and fun day! This morning I went over to my ol' friend's house (Bev alias Angelique) and we pulled out the Bulky Knitting Machine! She fixed me breakfast and then we tried knitting. It was like the blind leading the blind but in no time we got the machine to knit! It was so fun and brought back so many ol' memories with the knitting machine. We were so excited that we could still knit after 12 or more years! It is just like playing the piano-once you learn you never forget (you may be a little rusty but it all comes back!) Then she gave me a grand tour of her place and all the little critters and her beautiful yard with all her trees. She DOES work and has many projects brewing! Wow!
This card is one of the cards we will be making in my Christmas Card Class! It was a fun and glittery card to make! I used Riding Hood Red card stock and the new Christmas ribbon in the Holiday Mini. The snowflake was made from the Big Shot with lots of glitter. I scalloped the edges and stamped the message from a Level I set! ( I just love that set). Thanks for looking and I hope your day was as great as mine! Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Another Wow Thank You Card

Wow! Another Wow Card! This card is a thank you card from Ellen! A lot of work went into this card! Love the new In Colors and the scalloped edge! She even added some Riding Hood Red ribbon and the Dream stamp set! Check out the little embellishments! I have such great friends!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

A New Card

What a nice card! I love the way the DSP folds over. I got this lovely card from Anita. It was a thank you card for the Fair. What a lovely lady! I love getting homemade cards in the mail-it is just fun to see all of the great ideas! I have been working at Spearfish for the last few days for a barrel futurity. I help keep times for the barrel events. Now I know what it is like to commute out of town -wow! 4 days to Speafish and back--I can't imagine doing it every day of the year! Our last barrel racing friend left yesterday. We sure did enjoy the company for the last 3 weeks. Tonight we have 2 more friends arriving! I told Bud I am feeling like a maid-changing bedding, cleaning rooms etc. but I truly have enjoyed everyone. I am anxiously awaiting for my sister to arrive on Thursday for a couple of days and then it will be lonely around here again. My daughters house has arrived and they will also be leaving as soon as they finish the inside. It has been a busy fall!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Top Note Cards

These are some cards from House of Haunts and using the Top Notes from the Big Shot. The first card I embossed the house on white card stock and then used the Pastels to brush over the top. I mounted the white cs on Kiwi cs and then added the Tangerine Tango ribbon.

The image was embossed with Vanilla and then I rubbed green Pastels over the tree and orange over the pumpkin. You can not see the effects of the tree very well. I added the Vanilla/Kiwi taffeta ribbon on the top of the card!

The last card is embossed with White on black card stock. I used my white pen to touch up around the Top Note and then added black gingham ribbon. You can make a card out of this Top Note by putting your cs just a smidging in from the end of the die and this way it does not cut off the end to make two. Be sure you fold your cs first before you put it in the Big Shot. The top card is going vertically with the fold! Thanks for looking and I hope you have a great day! It is just gorgeous outside! Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Jolly Santa

Just a little over 3 months away! Christmas always comes faster than we think! This card was made with the Top Note from the Big Shot and the Ski Slope DSP layered ontop of Real Red card stock. I used the Olive ribbon and watercolored Jolly Santa. Of course, I had to add the glitter!!! I am going to be adding classes on Christmas cards the last Monday in September. The class information will be posted on my blog tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Spooky Spider

I finally got my Spooky Spider jar done. I bought the Spider when I was at Convention but just got a jar to put it on. I found the jar in Hobby Lobby and it was the 9 inch jar. The spider image is 9 x 9 so you have to find a pretty good sized jar which will take a lot of candy. This jar is holding a bag of kisses so you can see I have a long ways to go to fill it. Stampin' Up! will be coming out in October with 6 different spiders (same image) but 3 sizes in black and 3 sizes in white. They would be fun to put on the wall or any type of glass. I have tied a piece of Tangerine Tango ribbon on the top. You could also add a tag or card.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Friend Card

My Dear Kind and Wonderful Friend card was made with the new In Color Pink and the Bella Rose Designer Series Paper. I used the new lovely stitched Chocolate Ribbon to add to the Top Note. The Top Note and the buttons were made from the Big Shot. I also went around the Top Note with my Close to Cocoa marker. On the bottom of the Bella Rose paper I scalloped the edges. I used real fine DSP to make the thread in one of the buttons. This was a very fun card to make!

Saturday, September 13, 2008


This is one of our pumpkins. We have several and just keep getting bigger and bigger. I just want a few for Halloween Decorations.

Our tomatoes have been so delicious this summer. I need to start canning and making some salsa. They have grown and become almost flawless. There are a lot of green ones on the vines yet!

Fruit in Our Orchard

Peaches in South Dakota! This is a peach tree in our yard! We have had a few peaches before but we have never had this many on a tree before! They are delicious! If you are out this way stop in and pick yourself a peach!

They are not real large but are nice and juicy!
Our Pear Tree is also producing some fruit! Bud loves to go out and pick pears and eat them. I am not real fond of them as they are not as soft as I would like. We usually get a lot of pears every year! This is a picture of a pretty good sized one!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Envelope Card

We made this card at Stamp Club with the Big Shot! I used the new Pink Pirouette In Color along with Bella Rose DSP. The stamp set was Pocket Silhouettes which is on sale this month for $16.11 and the Pink Pirouette 5/8 inch ribbon. I also used a Filigree flower and colored it with a pink Sharpie and added a pink bling! The Pink Pirouette card stock was scalloped with the new scalloped punch.

Card Organizer

We made these Card Organizer's this summer in a class and I am just getting around to finishing mine for a gift. The cover was made from a program, The Print Shop! Thank heavens for Kami! She is a whiz on the Print Shop! I also put the month in each section and added a greeting card for each month! These are easy and quick to make!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

24/7 Online Ordering Available!

Wow! It is actually here! Online ordering from Stampin' Up! 24/7! It just opened today and I viewed the site and it is fabulous! You can begin ordering at any time of the day now. This does not mean that you will not get customer service. I still plan on having my clubs and classes and helping you whenever you need help. This is just an extra service that is going to be offered. You can go to my website at http://www.peggyireland.stampinup.net/ or click on the side bar and it will go directly to my website. If you go to the Stampin'Up! website and order, the merchandise and shipping will be more costly-- so be sure you go through a demonstrator's website. I just toured the website and it was fabulous to check on the card stock as each color comes up with all of the coordinating items to match. You can also begin to order the Big Shot dies now. I will try to be posting every day now of some of the new DSP projects and some of the new ribbons. I hope you can have a hot cup of tea and take a tour of the new website! Enjoy!

The first 5 people that place an order of $50.00 or more on the new online will get a free gift from me of a bundle of different ribbons and samples of Designer Series Papers. Just click SHOP NOW in the upper right corner of my website. Also, remember if you place an order of $150 or more you get at least $15 free merchandise and a Level I stamp set. Have a great week!!


The 5 State Barrel Race Futurity is over and I am ready to start stamping again! Wow! What a whirlwind of a weekend! Lana and Kami put on quite a production and everything went well. We were all exhausted by Sunday night but it was so exciting for all of us. There was a lot of money and awards given out and we got to see a lot of nice horses run the barrels. I also got to meet a lot of nice people from all over the United States. This is a table of some of the door prizes I made with Stampin' Up! products! The gals really enjoyed the gifts! The stars on the front are made from the new Big Shot Stars die. A great weekend!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Top Note Die

Another Big Shot sample! This card was made with the Top Note Die and Whisper White card stock. I used Tangerine Tango card stock and ribbon and ink. The stamp is Upsy Daisy which is a stamp set that is 15% off this month. It is a wonderful and cheery set. The DSP is from the Haiku DSP. It is so fun to work with everything that matches. The Top Note Die is so quick to cut! Enjoy!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Big Shot Envelope

This is a picture of an envelope that I made with the Big Shot and some DSP. This DSP has been discontinued but it is a great way to use some of your old scraps of DSP. You may use this envelope as is and add a note to put inside or you may use it on the outside of another piece of card stock. I will show you how to use the other piece of card stock tomorrow. There are so many cute designs you can put together with the card stock. I also used the crease pad with the Big Shot to get my lines deeper.
This truly is one of my favorite machines that I have used while stamping.