Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day!

Today is a day to remember those who fought for our freedom and for the freedom of others. We will remember all from the ones who came home to the ones that did not. You will always be remembered!!
Thank you for your service!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

April Team Share

Michelle for this month sent us You're Sublime frog, 3 white flowers and 3 cucumber crush 1/2" circles for centers, a 4 x 5 piece of Floral Specialty Designer Series paper and a piece of Cucumber Crush Ribbon.   

     I liked how it turned out, I am just "green with envy."

I used Cucumber Crush for the card base and then Mint Macron as a layer. I cut the DSP into circles and then sponged three of them with Emerald Envy, Cucumber Crush and Mint Macron. I colored the frog in Emerald Envy. I added the ribbon across the top and them popped up the flowers, a circle and the frog. Is he just adorable!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter Blessings!

I hope today is a wonderful day for you and your loved ones.
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Monday, April 10, 2017

Happy Birthday Winner!!

And the winner is.........
Are you ready....
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Woohooo!! Please email me your addy at donnaschnees2008 at so I can get your prize mailed to you:)

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Happy Birthday! day 7 & 8

Happy Birthday! Day 7
Here is a few more items I have created. The first one is a soda favor, unfortunately I did not have straws so I used bamboo skewers. I made a rosette and added the Carousel horse stamped in Gumball Green, and the box I covered inside and out with the DSP, added a rosette and the Carousel horse is stamped in Peekaboo Peach. The card is a bit different. It is a latch card. StampinTexasChristi created this and I loved it. It is also a quick card to make.

 Sorry I am behind on my posting. With the loss of my Aunt it has been hard.
Happy Birthday! Day 8
Here are some party ideas. First there is two on here I did not create, they were gifts from Janet Wakeland (popcorn box with enjoy and the box with the circus tents that says for you.)
Here is a popcorn box I made, is this cute!! You could put candy, nuts, cotton candy and of course popcorn in it.
These cups I got from a web restaurant site ( I do not remember where), they are 4 oz and I also bought the lids. These are so stinking cute in reality!
I also created some mini bags and mini pouch sacks and these you make with 1 sheet of 6x6. The mini origami box is also made from 1 sheet of 6x6 and I saw this from Dawn's Stamping Thoughts youtube video.

I hope you have enjoyed my Happy Birthday! showcasing the Carousel Birthday, DSP and embellishments. You do not have much time left to get this set. If you liked what I created and want this set, go to the link above and order from me. Just put in my name and state:
Donna Schnees, OH
It will take you to my shop button.
#142744   $10.00
#142767     $12.00

# 142832   $19.00   
wood blocks-# 142829   $27.00
The drawing is tomorrow for the Happy Birthday! prize so do not forget to leave a comment on each post.
Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Happy Birthday! Day 5 & 6

It took me awhile to find how to make some hexagon boxes. The first one is a carousel box that Claire Napper did, she does a wonderful job with it. The second one is called a Circus Tent box. I love how it turned out to, reminds of the tents at the fair. My card uses a technique called Star/Sunburst. I took a 1 1/2" x 4 1/2 " and then cut from corner to corner, you should have at least 6, I made mine with a few more, I actually used all of the papers:) I then took a piece of 1 1/2 " x 5 1/2" to cover the bottom. Next I stamped the Carousel horse in Bermuda Bay, cut it out with a 2" circle die, punched holes in the top and bottom of the pole and added a cake pop stick. I then added two rhinestones to the saddle and two bows I made from the bakers twine from the embellishments. Lastly I stamped "I love when your Birthday comes around" in Basic Black and added a strand of 5 rhinestones and popped it up with dimensionals.
I had lots of fun with these!!
Day 6 Happy Birthday!
These are what I call 3-D cards. The first one is a surprise twist and fold card. It was actually easier than it looks to make. First I decorated the front with cutting three strips of DSP in different widths, layering on top of the DSP. Then I cut the ends and curled them and finally added the Ferris Wheel. On the inside I stamped the circus tents and the carousel horse on cardstock and alternated them with the DSP. The only thing I had not done was add the sentiment. Not sure who is going to get this yet.
On the next card it is a Shadow Box card. Here I stamped and cut out the Ferris Wheel, 2 Tents, the Carousel horse and a banner. If you look closely at the card you will see three layers plus the back. I used the rides for the back of the card, then added the Ferris Wheel to the next section, then the Circus Tents on the next section and then finally the Carousel horse. I stamped the filigree and then traced around the stamp to cut it out. Added Calypso Coral ribbon across the top with the two bows and some rhinestones. I stamped the Carousel horse onto watercolor paper with black memento ink. I then used Daffodil Delight for the mane & tassels, Whisper White for the horse, Calypso Coral for the saddle blanket, Melon Mambo for the saddle and Old Olive for the pole. I then colored over them with the Wink of Stella. The banner is stamped in Early Espresso.
These cards are fun to make, I really like the shadow box card most of all, on how to make this click on the link (Shadow Box) above.


It is much prettier than the picture shows.

I hope you have enjoyed this as much as I have had making them~
Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Day 4 of Happy Birthday!

Yesterday was a happy and sad day. My husband and his twin brothers birthday was yesterday. I took him out for breakfast at Bob Evans. We could not do much because unfortunately we had a funeral to go to. My Great-Aunt Ginny had passed way at home on Thursday night, so her funeral was yesterday. Even though it was a sad day for my cousins they remembered it was my husbands birthday and wished him a happy one. My aunt was 92, she had 9 children, 19 grandchildren,43 great grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She and my grandmother taught me to crochet, paint, ceramics and many other things.
Through them I found my creativity, and she will be missed.
So on with yesterday's Happy Birthday!
Day 4
Here I made two calendars, the one is an easel type and can be mailed. It also has post it notes for you to jot down things. It will fit in the Stampin Up envelope.
 The second is a standup one that has a post note also (the orange is the post it note) and a pen/pencil holder.
Here is how you make the easel calendar
You will need:
  • A-Your choice of color cardstock (base):  3 ½” x 11”, score at 3” and 5 ½”
  • B-same color as A cardstock:  3 ½” x 5 ¼”  
  • C-Your choice of color cardstock (banner):  ½” x 3 ½“
  • D-Your choice of color cardstock for stamped image: 2 ¾” x 2 ¾”
  • E-Your choice of color cardstock: 3 ¼” x 5”
  • F-Your choice of color cardstock: 3 ¼” x 3 ¼”
  • G-Designer Paper: 3” x 3” 
  1. Crease both score lines of A cardstock and fold card in half with the second scored line on the front. Apply adhesive below the second score line only. Layer the second piece B over top, aligning the bottom edges.
  2. Adhere the larger cardstock E, to the front of easel.  Adhere the smaller cardstock F, to the inside, on the bottom half.
  3. Adhere the designer paper to G, the layer on the front.  Adhere the calendar to the bottom portion using Tear & Tape.
  4. Stamp your image on scrap cardstock D , using your choice of ink.  Die cut with the frame-lit or fussy cut if you do not have it.   
  5. Stamp on the white banner strip C with your greeting.  Create banner tips using your scissors. 
  6. Adhere the stamped image and the banner using Dimensionals.
  7. Adhere the Post-it-Notes to the inside as shown.
  8. Stand up the front of the calendar easel and rest the bottom behind the post it notes.
Come back tomorrow and I will post day 5 and 6!!
Do not forget to comment each day on each post for a chance for the Happy Birthday!


Monday, April 3, 2017

Day 3 Happy Birthday!

These next 2 cards are quick and simple.
The first card is a gatefold card. I used So Saffron as the card base and it is 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" and scored at 2 1/8" and 6 3/8." I then added two panels to the front and they measure 4 x 1 7/8." I then added sequins, glued half of the label to one side and added a bow from the embellishment kit. I added a rhinestone to the bow. I then stamped "I love when your birthday comes around" in Early Espresso.
The second card is a corner fold card. Linda Bauwin did a video on this, just click her name to go to her YouTube channel. I used Bermuda Bay for the card base with Calypso Coral, So Saffron and Very Vanilla for the card front and then stamped the Carousel horse in Peekaboo Peach added some some sequins and a rhinestone to the top of the pole. Then added a tassel to the corner, next I stamped "Enjoy life and have fun" from the Suite Sentiments stamp set (# 142971) in Early Espresso.


For the inside of the gatefold card, I cut 2 pcs ( 1 at 3 3/4" x 5" Calypso Coral  and 1 at 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" Very Vanilla) of  cardstock of each color for the insert. I stamped the Ferris Wheel in Early Espresso and added a rhinestone in the middle and popped it up with dimensionals. I then stamped 2 Carousel horses, one in Peekaboo Peach and Real Red and I fussy cut them out and popped them up also. Finally on the right panel I stamped " Because spoiling you is so much fun" in Early Espresso.
For the inside of the corner fold card I cut 3 pcs of cardstock ( ( 1 at 5 1/4" x 4" Calypso Coral, 1 at 3 1/4" x 5 of So Saffron and Very Vanilla at 4 3/4" x 3 1/2"). I stamped the Ferris Wheel in Peekaboo Peach, once on the card and then on a scrap of copy paper. I cut out the one on the copy paper to make a mask. I placed it over the Ferris Wheel and then in Real Red stamped the Tents and popped it up with dimensionals. I made the banner from Pear Pizzazz and stamped " To someone who makes others so happy" from the Avant Garden stamp set ( a Sale-A-Bration item).

I hoped you enjoyed these cards. They are simple and quick.
Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Day 2 of Happy Birthday! Giveaway

These cards are made from one sheet of 6x6 DSP. I was searching through YouTube looking for inspiration when I came across this video from Linda Bedinger.
She used one sheet of 6x6 to create five cards. One of the cards uses origami to make the butterfly. It was actually easy to make. Here is a link to her video of you want to give it a try.
Cardstock is: Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla and So Saffron
Stamps: Birthday Carousel, Butterfly Basics
Dies used: Swirly Scribbles Thinlits
Inks: Bermuda Bay, Early Espresso, Basic Black
Embellishments: Calypso Coral ribbon, blue bow, rhinestones & pearls
Fast fuse, dimensionals
Remember to leave a comment each day for the drawing!
And the drawing is on the 9th, Sorry for the confusion, I did not realize I had the wrong date towards the end of my first posting.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Happy Birthday!!

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This month is my birthday and many of my relatives on both sides of the family. On my side of the family there is 5 of us, on my husband's side there is 2 more! and that is all between the week of the 22nd through the 29th. Each day one of us has a birthday!!
That is a lot of cake and ice cream:)
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So in honor of the month of
April Birthday's I am going to be posting items from one of my favorite stamp sets from Stampin Up!
Birthday Carousel with the Cupcakes and Carousels DSP and embellishments!
This set is only available until May 31,2017, you can find it in the Occasions Catalog pages 8 & 9.
If you like what you see and want this set, go to the shop button on the right sidebar under the "Featured Post."

But that is not all, on the 9th I will pick a winner from Random Name Picker
for this present!
What you will receive:
Stamp set Carousel Birthday #142832
1 pkg of Cupcakes & Carousels DSP #142744
1 pkg Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit # 142767
1 sheet of Watercolor paper #122959
1 Iridescent Ice embossing powder (retired)
1 container of Sprinkles Embellishments #142741
Metallic foil doilies #138392
1 package of Stampin' dimensionals #104430
1 package of Pearls #119247
1 pkg of Glimmer paper ( Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum) (Sale-A-Bration item)
1 pkg of my favorite tools (mini spoon, mini straw, 3 mini brush picks)
1 Tombow Multi Liquid Glue # 110755
2 card bases cut and scored of each color of cardstock:
Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Early Espresso, Peekaboo Peach, So Saffron and Very Vanilla
2 sheets of acetate/window sheets
6 mini bags
 6 mini calendars
 4 cardboard coasters
 12 lollipop/cakepop stick
 1 wobble mechanism
All you have to do is leave a comment each day and then on the 9th I will pick a winner.
It is that easy!
So with that said...
On with the show!
This card is using Calypso Coral, So Saffron and Very Vanilla CS. I stamped the Ferris Wheel in Early Espresso and then stamped again on white copy paper. I cut the Ferris Wheel out and used it as a mask. I then stamped the tents in Peekaboo Peach. "I love when your Birthday comes around" is stamped in Bermuda Bay. I then used the coordinating thinlits from the  Up & Away dies (# 142748) to cut out the clouds and placed 3 in each corner of the card. I then punched out 6-1" circles and colored each one and placed behind each cloud.
On the inside of the card I stamped "because Spoiling You is so much fun" in calypso coral and Bermuda bay and added the calypso coral ribbon down the side.
Finally I created lights by Chibitronics so my Ferris Wheel would light up!
Isn't that so cool!!!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Just Us Girls #382-Photo Week

This challenge was quite simple and with spring coming, who does not like spring. The air starts to smell of warm rain, flowers start blooming and dragonflies and butterflies start to flutter. We are to use the above photo for inspiration. I decided to use Awesomely Artistic stamp set from Stampin Up!
The cardstock is real red, emerald envy from the new in-colors and whisper white. I stamped the flowers in versamark and used real red embossing powder. Then I stamped the leaves in emerald envy. I decided to use the emerald envy embossing powder on my dragonfly. With basic black I stamped the frame and friend, finally I added some rhinestones. Don't you just love it! I had fun with this challenge. Please play along at Just Us Girls challenge.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown

This challenge for February is a Technique

I have never did a card like this so I thought this would be a good way of using some scraps. I used Stampin Up's Candy Cane Lane DSP, red foil sheet, Cookie Cutter Christmas for the gingerbread man is in Baked Brown Sugar stamped with the same color. Card base is Very Vanilla and the sentiment is from Candy Cane Christmas and is stamped in Baked Brown Sugar on Very Vanilla.
He looks good enough to eat, what do you think?

Friday, February 17, 2017

February Team Shares

 For February Michelle sent us these elements: A piece of DSP Tasty Treats (double sided), a stamped image of an ice cream cone from Cool Treats and a piece of Peekaboo Peach ruched ribbon.
The ice cream is done in Peekaboo Peach and Tangelo Twist and the cone is done in Crumb Cake. I added a Wink of Stella.

I used the new Carousel Birthday stamp set for the sentiments, stamped in black memento ink. The butterfly is made from the DSP. If you watched the video posted earlier you will see how to create the butterfly. It is not as hard as it looks. For the card I used Whisper White, Pear Pizzaz and Peekaboo Peach.

 This is the first card I had originally created but was not happy with it. For this card I used Old Olive and Mint Macaron. I created a shaker card and then on the inside I created a lollipop. I also used Emerald Envy ribbon and the swirly scribbles die cut image. Added a Wink of Stella and the sentiments are from the Cool Treats stamp set.

 Thanks for stopping by!

January Team Shares

Warm weather is starting to arrive here in Ohio; so I have been busy getting ready for spring. Tomorrow my husband and I are doing some shopping at Loews. Love being a DIY people. Now for my posts.

For January Michelle sent us a piece of gold ribbon, a piece of DSP from the Serene Scenery, a die cut and a stamped image from the Dragonfly Dreams Stamp set.
 I created an easel card, I colored in the dragonfly with Delightful Dijon, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie. I used Baked Brown Sugar and Very Vanilla cardstock as the card base. I used Wink of Stella for the dragonfly shimmer.
 Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

6 X 6 One Sheet Wonder Sending Love

Looking for ideas for Valentines cards? Check this video out from Linda Bedinger or check her out on Youtube.
The card with the butterfly is adorable, If you like origami, this card is for you!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Out with the old and in with the new!

Before the New Year begins...
I want to wish everyone peace, good health and that all your dreams come true!
Thanks for following me and hope to see you next year!!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

December Team Share

For this month Michelle sent us the stamped image from "A Beautiful You", a piece of white ribbon and 5 pearls.
I used Flirty Flamingo as my card base. I cut a square from pool party and then I cut the image down a little smaller and then I used a corner punch to round two of the corners. I then colored the hat in Crushed Curry, the dress in Flirty Flamingo with Watermelon Wonder to accent the dress. Soft Sky for the water. I then used Timeless Textures for the dotted background and the sentiment is from Frosted Medallions. I used the pearls in the four corners and a piece of ribbon down the side.
I thought this would make a nice simple card.
Thanks for stopping by!

November Team Challenge

 Michelle Challenged us with the Merry Mice, a piece of double sided Candy Cane DSP, rope and bells.
I die cut the image with the lables die, I then die cut another one from the music sheet to frame the top and bottom. I used Real Red for the card, the Whisper White base and then topped it off with the DSP. I colored in the mouse with the new In-Colors. Mouse is smokey slate, hat and pants is real red, book is emerald envy, shirt is peek-a-boo peach, nose is sweet sugarplum, ball on hat  and snowflakes is flirty flamingo and scarf is dapper denim. I added the bling for sparkle and candy cane lane bakers twine to hold the bells. 

Hope you like it and that I am inspiring you to create!
Soon I will post December team share. It is a new release!!
Please come back for a sneak peek!!!!