Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Good morning and Happy Halloween to all you gelly fans out there!  I hope everyone had a great weekend and is all set to get some yummy candy tonight!  We are very ready for a night of fun and friends at my house.
Tomorrow we're going to start introducing you to the new gel-a-tinas, so I hope you'll be sure to check in! 
I have one final project from our current DT to share with you. This one is a layout from Ellen.  She used the Save the Date set to add some accents to this page.  I love the way you can use our sets in so many ways!

"Love these little dots from the Save the Date Stamp Set!!! I used my hole punch and then accented the confetti like pieces
with the small circles and the used the date part of the stamp on the tag. "

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Core'dinations Cardstock
CI button
Twinery Twine
Cosmo Cricket alpha stickers

A great big thank you needs to go out  to our first gel-a-tins design team!  I hope you've enjoyed all their great projects! 

Friday, October 28, 2011

Are you ready for the weekend?

Maybe you have some fun and crafting planned and maybe you'll just be trying to keep your kids (or spouse) away from all the Halloween candy.  We're having a Halloween party at my house and I can't wait!  I've been working on cards and decor this month and it's going to be a blast!  Of course, I have been using my gel-a-tins a lot this month, and I'm sure that today's projects will make you want to get crafty too!

Ellen made this cute card with the Home Sweet Home set!


"I love love this Home Sweet Home set for cards, too! Everyone has friends that move so having one of these in your card stash is a must!"

Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee
Carstock: Core'dinations
Buttons: misc

Cassie altered a small gift box with the Chocolate Bliss set.  I love this set and it's so fab on this little box!


"I found some small old boxes the other day, and I thought 'these need a makeover'! I covered them in patterned paper, and decorated it with some ribbon to make it look like a gift box. "


Stamps: Chocolate Bliss
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, CDS Hot Cocoa
Paper: BG Sweet Threads, buttercream
Accessories: pink ribbon, Scallop Circle & Circle punch, Magenta Viva Pearl Pen, box

Have a great weekend!  We'll be back Monday with even more inspiration for you!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Scrappy Wednesday!

Well, the week is halfway done already!  I hope you've had a chance to get creative this week, but if you haven't, today's projects should inspire you.  A beautiful card and a sweet little gift box are just the sort of projects you can use any time!

This card is by Gladys.  She makes such detailed projects, and this card is no exception.  She used the Hello! set to embellish it.


Paper: plum pudding cardstock, lavender moon, royal velet and kraft cardstock and black, Pixie-licious pattern paper from Cosmo Cricket
Ink: Versafine Onxy black, Versafine smoky gray and Versamagic Ocean Depth
Stamp: Hello from Gelatins, colorful companions stamp from my stampbox
Others: Edger #1 collection, doily detail collection, wonderful words die, toothpick, Adornit Milk chocolate letters

Karin made this adorable little altered gift box with the Pet Shop stamp set.  I love how she stamped it twice and layered the ears to give it a little more dimension and detail!


Monday, October 24, 2011

Fun and games!

Happy Monday to you all!  Today I have a very cute project made by our DT member Angela to share with you.  I know I talk a lot about all of the things you can use your stamps for besides card making, and this is a perfect example!

"One of the things I love about stamping is the ability to make something new out of paper and ink. I also homeschool my children and they are just the right age to really enjoy learning and playing games. I made a checkers game by using three buttons from the Buttoned Up set, two round buttons, stamped and heat embossed using Teal You What and Gellin Melon Gelly Powder, then stamped the square button to make a grid on my cardstock. The buttons punched out easily and quickly using a 1" circle punch. The coolest part? The entire game is magnetic - I punched and adhered thin magnetic sheets for the playing pieces, and used a stronger thicker magnet material for the game board (since it had to attract through the cardstock it was glued beneath). I love that my kids will be able to tuck this game board in a bag for travel and that it's flat to store easily!"

What a neat idea!  You could have a lot of fun with that (and what kid doesn't love getting a new game?).
Don't forget the monthly challenge!

Friday, October 21, 2011

You'll love this!

First up today I have the cutest project by Karin to share with you!  She used the Make a Wish set to make this gift wrap and tag and I don't know about you, but I think that the wrapping paper is one of the best parts of this gift :)


I also have a card from DT member Angela to share with you.  I really love the backgrounds you can create with our stamp sets.  Whether they're subtle or bright, they look amazing!

"I used three different sets to create this fun card. The polka dots are from Chocolate Bliss, the Thanks circle is of course from the Many Thanks set (there's also a text background from the same set, stamped with watermark ink on the kraft rectangle behind it) and the coral ribbon is from the Rock-a-Bye Baby set. The paper and sticker is from Crate Paper."

You still have time to enter the monthly challenge, so be sure to head over and check it out!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Back with more cards for you!

Today we have cards to share with you that were made by DT members Ellen and Cherie.  I don't know about you, but these projects are really making me eager to get my hands on the  Chocolate Bliss and Save the Date stamp sets!

"Grab your Embossing Powder and use it as an accent and layer it over stamped images. I mixed and matched sets here...The Save the Date set and Flowers II."

By Ellen

Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee
Carstock: Core'dinations
Buttons: misc
letters: Jenni Bowlin
Inks: Stampin' Up!

That was Ellen's project made with Save the Date, and now let's see Cherie's Chocolate Bliss card...

"I just love how well chocolates suit the Jillibean Apple Cheddar Soup collection."

By Cherie
 Please go check out our Monthly Challenge while you're here!  I love seeing our fans win!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Merry Monday!

Hello again to all you gelly fans!  I hope you all enjoyed your weekend and are ready for some more crafty goodness!  Today I have projects to share with you that were made by DT members Cassie and Gladys.  Let's get started with a card from Cassie!

"This set is perfect for brides that want to get the word out well in advance to 'Save the Date' about their wedding. It was beyond easy to make, and a bride could even simply it even more. So easy and fun!"


Stamps: Save the Date
Ink: SU Bermuda Bay, SU Soft Suede, SU Melon Mambo, SU Kiwi Kiss
Paper: buttercream, BG Hello Luscious
Accessories: Soft Suede ribbon, Peacock Liquid Pearls, Circle Nestabilities

Now I have another card, this time by Gladys.  Check out all the pattern and texture on this one!


Paper: Sweet blush cardstock from pti, Melissa Francis - 5th Avenue
Ink: Versafine smokey gray, Memento rose bud
Stamp: hello from gelatin, tiny tags from pti
Others: Edger#2 collection die, doily collection die, tiny tags die, favorite words die, white buttons, scallop circle felt and candy strip circle from my etsy, 1 3/4 circle punch, 1" circle punch, pearl

That's it for today, but don't forget about our Monthly challenge!  Head over to this post to check it out and make your entry!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Let's get crafty!

Another fun project to share with you today!  I made a shaker card and I can't wait to share it with you.  Hope you like it!

I used both the Witchy Poo and Happy Halloween sets on this one.  The card isn't hard to make at all as long as you've got a piece of foam adhesive.  If you don't, make your own by running craft foam through your Xyron on both sides.  Cheap and easy!

This bat is one of my favorite stamps from the Happy Halloween set.  I stamped them in black first and then went over them with Versamark ink and our Pearly White Gelly Powder.  I did the same thing with the sentiment.  The glitter and texture looks so good on the card.

For the haunted house from the Witchy Poo set I stamped again in Versamark and then embossed it using the Storm Scented Gelly Powder.  The silver color is really pretty and the scent is masculine but not too strong. 
I also embossed with the White On Gelly powder on that chipboard moon. It wasn't the right color and that was a quick and easy fix.  I added the black Martha Stewart glitter to the inside edge and the Art Glitter vintage glass glitter to the outside edges for a final detail. 
Papers are by Echo Park and Making Memories, black ink is by Staz-On and dries clear glue is by Art Glitter.

Well, that's it's for me today!  I hope you've had a great week and are looking forward to a fun and relaxing weekend.  I know I am!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Too much good stuff!

I have such amazing projects to share with you today!  Angela and Cassie really went all out with these and I know you'll be glad you stopped by today and got to see them!

Angela made a set of cards with the Chocolate Bliss set that is wonderful!  I love that she did this color combo and I'm sure you'll love it too :)

"Had a lot of fun making a little gift set using the Chocolates set!"


"I made a card, a little gift bag which I filled with mini chocolate bars, and a tag and matching envelope."


"I stamped the chocolates in Desert Sand and Chocolate Chip ink and then glittered some using a Spica glitter pen. The paper is Farmhouse by Crate Paper."


"This is a detail from the front of the bag."



"I cut the library card style envelope using my Silhouette digital cutter, and then made a tag to fit inside."


"The sparkly bits are Pink Paislee glitter stickers, and that Spica glitter pen again!
The chocolate stamps stamp so smoothly and I confess I had a chocolate craving or two - that chocolate bag is not as full as it should be!"

Every one of those is awesome!  Thank you, Angela!

Cassie made a card with the Save the Date set that I can't wait to lift.  The colors are so perfect together and if you look closely you'll see that she made everything from the patterned paper to the embellishment with the stamp set.  What a great way to save money (and you end up with a card that looks a million times better than anything you can find in a store!)

"I made an anniversary card for my in-laws using the Save the Date set. The circles could be used on all sorts of projects, but I think they made a great background paper. There are just so many possibilities with this set!"


Stamps: Save the Date
Ink: SU So Saffron, SU Baja Breeze, SU Real Red
Paper: SU Saffron, CDS Cottonball White, SU Baja Breeze
Accessories: red ribbon, dimensionals, Circle Nestabilities

Now, the Operation Write Home challenge may be over, but we still have this month's challenge going on.  Head over here to check it out and then get going on a project to enter!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Monday wake-up!

Good morning!  I hope that all you gelly fans out there had a wonderful weekend.  We're coming back at you with some more cards to help get that crafty mojo going!

First off today is Karin.  I love the projects she's made with this combination of stamp sets!  She used the Little Buddies, Off to School Letters and Traffic Signs sets on this one.  Check it out...


Isn't that just so sweet? 

Ellen made the cutest card with the Honey Bear set.  Plus, any card with googly eyes on it makes it the best as far as I'm concerned :)

"I love how versatile Gel-a-tins stamps are! This sentiment is from the Honey Bear set and I use it all the time. I love the crayon look of the type!"


Cardstock: Core'dinations
Sticker: BasicGrey
Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Operation Write Home Challenge - WINNER!

Thank you all so much for participating in the challenge!  I hope you'll all continue to work for this great cause.  Even if you don't make cards you can donate money to help cover the cost of postage.  Every little bit helps!

We had eleven people enter our contest here.  I went to and had the site choose a number and it picked......


So congratulations, Sandy!  You win our Witchy Poo set and our Orange Ya Happy embossing powder!  Just email me here with your address and we'll get your prize out to you!

These are the cards that Sandy entered with:

I love your take on the sketch!  Congrats again and thank you all for playing!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Fabulous Fall Friday!

We're enjoying beautiful fall weather here in Arizona and I love it!  I have my Halloween decorations up and I've been doing some fall/Halloween crafting this week.  The nice weather makes crafting even more enjoyable for me.

Our DT has been working with their sets to make some projects that should inspire you whether you're ready for the weather to keep cooling off or not.  Let's see what Cassie and Gladys have to share!  First up is Cassie...

"I really enjoyed using the Save the Date set. I'm not a scrapbooker, so it was a challenge to think of how to use it. However, I discovered that this set has tremendous usability for a card maker! Here is a treat container I made for my husband in honor of our anniversary."


Stamps: Save the Date
Ink: SU Pink Pirouette, SU Ridinghood Red, CDS Hot Cocoa
Paper: SU dp, buttercream, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Circle & Scalloped Circle Nestabilities, twine, paper crimper

I love those little favors!  I made them one year for my kids to take to school and give to the kids in class for Valentine's Day.  Gladys made such a beautiful card to share with us today and I know that I need to lift it!

"This card is made using the Hello gelatins stamp set. Love how the big stamp show through the pattern paper!"

Paper: Kraft cardstock from pti, Emma's Shoppe Collection 6 X 6 Pad from crate paper
Ink: versafine Onxy black, vintage photo distress ink from tim holtz
Stamp: Hello from gelatins
Others: Edger #3 die, turning a new leave and Bloom builder #3 die, button from pti

Check back tomorrow for the winner of our Operation Write Home challenge!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Back at ya!

Hello again!  I'm coming back at ya with some more adorable cards from the DT.  Cherie got the Chocolate Bliss stamp set for this month and made this card with it.


"This chocolates set is so cute and the perfect set for some great friendship cards!

Cardstock: Bazzill
Stamps: Gel-a-tins
Paper: Jillibean Soup
Ink: Stampin' Up
Punch: Stampin' Up"

Isn't that the cutest?  Karin made an amazing acrylic card with the Big and Wild Things set and the Many Thanks set.  I love how simple and elegant this one is!


I hope you're all having a great week!  Don't forget about the Operation Write Home and Monthly Challenges!  We have prizes to give away and I want to see you win!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Good Monday Morning!

I'm hoping that today's projects will wake you up and get you ready for a week full of creativity!  I plan on getting crafty this week for sure (I just hope that the kids can get along for their fall break and let me enjoy some time where I don't have to run around so much)!

I made our first project for today.  It's a thank you card, and I used the Many Thanks set and the Unbeleafable sets on this one. 

I used the square leaf stamp and some green ink to make the background.  I thought that setting it on the diagonal would be pretty, and I really like the way it turned out.  I gave it a mist with some Tattered Angels goodness and let it dry, then I layered ribbon and paper on top of the background.  They're stuck down with my Xyron machine, so they're not going anywhere.  For the leafy accents I stamped a few different stamps in the same green ink and then cut them out, leaving a green border around the leaves.  I traced the main image in black ink and then layered them with raffia and foam adhesive.  The sentiment is from the Many Thanks set and I love the font on it.  Very simple and just perfect for any card!

Angela has a project for you that I think you'll love.  This little card set and holder is super cute!


"With this project, I had busy newlyweds in mind - you know how much work it is to send out thank you's after a wedding! The smaller the card, the less you have to write, right? These cards are also very quick to reproduce and make, assembly-line fashion and would make a great gift."


"Each card is 3" square, and I've made two variations. One has the background paper stamped and corners rounded."


"This card has three corners punched, using a Kreaxions punch from Just Imagine Crafts. The sentiment is stamped and punched using a 1" circle punch from EK Success."

"I made a matchbook style case to hold three cards - any more and you'd need a box for them - the bottom flap tucks under the border punched strip to hold it closed."


The cards inside their holder.
Additional Supplies used:
Card Stock: Close to My Heart
Ink: Close to My Heart Gypsy
Punches: EK Success, Stampin' Up!, Just Imagine/Kreaxions

Saturday, October 1, 2011

October Monthly Challenge (and Sept. winner)

Happy Saturday, first day of October and World Card Making Day to you all!  I do plan on doing some crafting this weekend, and I also plan on doing some fall decorating :)

Let's start today off with the winner of our September Monthly Challenge.  We only had one, so Bobbi-Lynn wins with this adorable card!

She'll get our Sheltering Tree stamp set.  Thank you so much for playing along!  Just e-mail me with your address and we'll get that prize out to you!

This month I'm challenging you to make a Halloween-themed project with your gel-a-tin stamps!  It can be a card, layout or altered item, I just want to see some Halloween out there.  It could be in the colors or style too (just in case you don't have any of our Halloween stamps just yet).  Here's what I did...

I used both of our Halloween stamp sets to alter this little frame (which I then filled with a picture of my youngest in a candy coma).  I just love that pumpkin from the Halloween set and the banner from the Witchy Poo set is a favorite of mine too.  The papers are by GCD Studios and the accents are by Making Memories.  Ribbon is from Hobby Lobby.

I really want to see your work this month!  Please link up using the widget below and we'll choose a winner at random.  They'll get the Halloween set that I used for part of my project!

Happy Halloween

I can't wait to see what you all come up with!  Good luck!