Sunday, November 19, 2017

Christmas Ornaments

How about some easy diy christmas ornaments to try?
These cute scenery stamps are from a stamp set called Happy Scenes.  Now, if you don't have this retired beauty you can easily use any other stamp you have in your collection.

This is how is starts off.  You need to purchase plastic ornaments that snap together.   I found mine at Michael's in with all the clear glass ornaments.  They run around .89 cents each for one which will make two.  The size I purchased required me to punch out a 2" circle of white cardstock.  Stamp your image on the circle and add color according to your design.
Use a scallop punch or scallop framelit to cut the outer circle for the ornament.

Once your design is colored in adhere the white cardstock to the scalloped cardstock.  Now add just a little bit of snowflakes inside of the half ornament.   Adding some glue to the outer part of the ornament carefully add the backing to the the ornament and let dry.
Add some ribbon or baker's twine to the top to hang.

How sweet are these!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Coffee Cafe

Well, here's your friday funny!
I just couldn't resist!  the new Coffee Cafe set has the dollop of whipping cream for the top of your stamped coffee drink. Well, when I saw it, it reminded me of the poop emoji!!! 
Out of that came this card!
I sure wish I had the stamp from our catalog that says
"well, this stinks" that would have been perfect!
Hope I made you laugh!!!!

Coffee Cafe stamp set #143677 for $21.00

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Great Junk Hunt

This event was sure to get my holiday spirit off to a great start!
This Great Junk Hunk travels around, it happened to be in Monroe at the fairgrounds last weekend. 
It's a two day event where junkers come together to buy and sell all things vintage, upcycled and unique.  

There were soooo many vendors and booths.

So many things to see, buy and glean ideas from.

Monday, November 13, 2017


Creating a few Thanksgiving boxes to gift.  I used a few fry boxes I had laying around and used all the left over pieces from this months Paper Pumpkin including the stamps to stamp leaves all over the box and then put together the leaves for the front.
The contents in the fry box is the little wood disk stamped and a cello bag with a trio of salted caramels and a 3 x 3" card.
(you can find the dark chocolate caramels at Costco in a HUGE tub for 9.99 by Sanders.  And oh man are they delish!)

A friend gave me quite a nice size bag of these pretty wood pieces. Using the stamp "give thanks" from the stamp set Suite Seasons I stamped in Early Espresso right onto the wood piece.
It sure looks like I wood burned it doesn't it!

The little acorns were the ones I posted a while back that I had found around town.   I just heated them in the oven to dry them out and if the little hats had fallen off, I just hot glued them back on.

They just make me smile!

These are all the little leaves and pieces left from Paper Pumpkin

Add some Thanksgiving decor to your home or take one of these tea towels to someone special.  A new line of holiday tea towels are available in my 2340 West Newton shop now!
Check them out on my home page!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Coffee Cafe Snowman

Out comes Coffee Cafe again today for some holiday fun.
I stamped the coffee cup and then used pieces from the set to create the snowman.  Each little piece is from the set for the eyes, the buttons and the carrot nose.

I used a black sharpie pen to makes the dots for the mouth.

Now we're ready to mingle all the way!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Coffee Cafe

And...... the winner is:
Thank you to all that participated in celebrating my upcoming milestone!  I'm almost there!  1 mil!!!!

Who else is getting excited for Christmas?
Maybe it's been the early snow fall,
 it's just put me in the holiday spirit.
This is one of our new sets out of the new catalog, 
it's called Coffee Cafe.
You can purchase matching framelits to cut out the pieces to each stamp.  

I used some of the crumb cake ink to sponge on the coloring for the whip cream and added large sugar size glitter.

I googled the starbucks logos and printed them on my home computer and punched them out with a circle punch. 
Below is the stamp set and framelits

Monday, November 6, 2017

Season to Sparkle

It's been snowing all weekend and I just can't get enough of the snow.  It puts me in the holiday spirit even though it's only Novembrrrrr 5th!

I used the Woodland embossing folder for the background of this card.  The stamps are from Season to Sparkle.

I used glitter on the trees and the snow.  

Friday, November 3, 2017

Creative Class

Woke up this morning to a beautiful blanket of early snow!  so unexpected, but welcomed.  I love how it slows us down to a calm pace and makes us reflect and hunker down.
It is also my creative class day, so hopefully everyone will be able to drive to get here!
Above are some of the projects we will be making.

This project is a candle luminarie.  
To make them purchase a flameless candle.  Print out an image you like by googling what interests you.
Using Mod Podge, lightly brush the adhesive onto the candle, then slowly wrap your paper image around the candle.   Using large chunky glitter spoon the glitter onto the candle and let dry. 
 How easy was that!

Here is it all lit up,   beeeeeutiful!

How about a caramel apple? 
Aren't these adorable?  they are filled with caramels.
Most all of these project I found on Pinterest.
If you are local and want to be a part of the monthly classes, shoot me off an email to let me know that you would like to be included in the class schedule. 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017


Let's have a little fun!
My blog is about to hit the one million mark for visitors.
That's so exciting and unbelievable to me!
So, to celebrate I thought it would be fun to give away one of the coveted  Rae Dunn Coffee mugs.  How fun is that!
To enter via instagram 
1. Follow me at julieannepitta
2. Like this photo
3. Tag 3 friends to join the giveaway.

Giveaway runs today Nov 1st through saturday, Nov 4th at 9;00 pm.   Winner will be chosen and contacted.

Sharing with you my 3 tier galvanized tray.  It is so caute and holds quite a bit. 
These galvanized trays can be found at Hobby Lobby.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Holy Bats!

Reese's has these new Bat candies, or at least I think they are new!
Once I saw them I had to bring them home and make something for Halloween with them.

See the Bat on the front?  

The black and white paper was cut at 4 x 2" and folded over.
The cello bag is a 4 x 3"
The stamp is from the Spooky Cat set, I used the 3rd size oval Framelits to cut it out.    The bat is a stampin up retired bat punch.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Cat Punch

Here's a quick, easy card for you to try for Halloween

Cut  out a 2" yellow circle, using the cat punch, punch the cat out towards the botton of the circle (moon)
Layer the three colors of cardstock. 
 I used Bermuda Bay, white and black.   Use stampin dimensional to adhere the moon to the card and add orange baker's twine.

Cat Punch - order # 144666 for $18.00