Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Coffee Filter Technique

Hi Stampers!

Welcome! Yesterday, we had Technique Tuesday! Tuesday's workshop was focusing on a technique using a common household product---Coffee Filters. Yes, that's right! The common coffee filter. Here are two examples of different ways that you can used the coffee filter and create beautiful greeting cards. 

Coffee Filter Flower Embellishment
In the Coffee Filter Flower embellishment above, we took a coffee filter and used the Very Vintage (#117693) Jumbo stampin' wheel and stamped the entire filter using Early Espresso ink (#126974). We then folder the coffee filter in half, then in half again. Once we got the filter folders, we took the Fancy Flower Punch (#118073) and punched thru all layers of the folded filter....which gave you four separate flowers. Sponge the middle of the flowers with So Saffron Ink (#126957) and the outer parts of the flower is sponged with Melon Mambo( #126948). Take a Chocolate Chip Stampin Marker (#119703) and edge the petals of each flower. Layer all four flowers on top of each other. Secure the middle of the layered flowers with a brad of your choice. (In this example, I used an Antique Brad(#117273). "Scrunch the flowers and peel back the petals to create your embellishment.

Faux Silk Technique using a Coffee Filter

The above card is again using a coffee filter. This time, stamp your favorite image in multiple colors over the entire coffee filter. Crumble the filter to create a rough texture. Take a piece of card stock and glue the coffee filter to the card stock. Trim the excess coffee filter. Adhere the texture piece to your card stock base using Sticky Strip and embellish your card.
Thank you for stopping by and visiting! Hope you will come back and visit again soon!.......Siara 

Monday, August 27, 2012

2012 6x6 Recipe Card Swap

Happy Monday Everybody!

Had a wonderful time spending the weekend with the family. We really got a lot of things accomplished this weekend.

Wanted to share with everyone my entries into one of my favorite types of Swaps. If you know me, if I am not in my craft room, then I am in one my other favorite rooms in my house-----the kitchen. I love crafting, baking and cooking. So put it all together and you have a Recipe Card Swap. Nancy Mathias of Iowa put together this wonderful 6x6 Recipe Card Swap where people from all over could exchange their crafty creations using one of their favorite recipes on 6x6 card stock. So what did Siara do??....sign up for all three groups available. I took a February, April and December months and here are the results:

February 2012 entry

April 2012 Entry ( I'm sorry for the not so clear picture) 
December 2012 Entry
I really had a blast with this swap! Can't wait to bind all the cards that I received in return and create a 2012 recipe cookbook.
The week has just begun...looking forward to another productive week!. Take care everyone and thanks for stopping by!..........................Siara
(If you are not participating in our LNS Fall Treasure Hunt, be sure to locate the post about the treasure hunt to gain a entry into the LNS drawing for free Stapmin' Up! products AND enter to win a free Stampin' Up! stamp set from Siara Sweet Sensations-see blog for more details) 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

LNS Featured Stamper - Sue Root

Hi Stampers!
Hope everyone is having fun playing in Late Night Stamper's Treasure Hunt Game. Don't forget to check back often for the updated Web Ring. We will continue to feature different artist that are participating in our Treasure Hunt. Here we are featuring another one of LNS fellow stamper....Sue Root. Sue's awesome creation is duo set using the Candy Wrapper die with a coordinating gift card.
Here you can see a close up of the Candy Box
Coordinating Gift Card
Just love how she is being creative with punches and die cuts. Sue's Box and Card ensemble makes a great gift idea. For more ideas and how to's, visit Sue at
Thank you for visiting and have a Blessed and Great week!  See you all soon!........................Siara

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Perfectly Preserved Gift Tag

Happy Saturday!!!

Hope everyone is enjoying your weekend so far! Received my shipment of Fall supply items and just couldn't wait to bring it out and start creating. Here is a Hostess Gift Tag using the Perfectly Preserved Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Mini Catalog.

Here is what was used:

Stamp Set:
*Perfectly Preserved (#126692 Clear Mount or #126690 Wood Mount)

Card Stock:
Cajun  Craze (#119684)
Very Vanilla (#101650)

Designer Series Paper:
Summer Smooches (#125409)

Classic Stampin Pad:
Cajun Craze (#126965)
Old Olive (#126953)

Framelit Dies:
*Cannery Set (#127822)
Bitty Banners Framelits (#129267)

Small Oval (#120908)

BigZ Die:
Two Tags (#115954)

Embossing Folder: .
*Woodgrain (#127821)

1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (#119256)

*Items found in Stampin' Up!'s 2012-2013 Holiday Mini Catalog

Thank you for stopping by and visiting!....Feel free to leave a to hear from you!

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Featured Late Night Stamper - Jane Dexter

Hello Fellow Crafters!
Hope everyone is having a great week so far. Weekend is almost here so just hang in there!
Here is spotlighting a fellow Late Night Stamper, Jane Dexter. Her fabulous card can be found on her website  Love how she uses the different color combination along with her different card techniques. This is such an awesome card! Visit her blog and leave her a comment and look at her many different paper crafting items.
Thanks for stopping by and Blessings to all....................Siara

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Chance to Win $150 In FREE Stampin Up Products - LNS Fall Treasure Hunt

It's Late Night Stampers Treasure Hunt!!!  Enter to win $150 in Free Stampin Up Products of your choice by playing in our Late Night Stamper's Fall Treasure Hunt. Here's how:

  • Each Participating Member of LNS Web Ring Treasure Hunt will have the image below posted on their blog (For your convenience, I have listed the members of Late Night Stampers
  • Below the image there should be their clue
  • Write down the name of the member, their Blog Name and their clue (Here is your first clue: Siara Acdal/Siara Sweet Sensations/Dazzling Diamonds Stampin Glitter)
  • Locate 50 clues  
  • Email your list to me at and in the subject are type: "2012 LNS Fall Treasure Hunt"
  • You will be entered into the LNS Treasure Hunt Drawing for a chance to win $150 in FREE Stampin Up Products
  •  Treasure Hunt will run Monday, Aug 20 2012 - Wednesday, October 31 2012. Drawing will close at 12:00 Midnight PST. Winner will be announce via email.
  • In addition, by participating in the Treasure Hunt, you will also gain an entry into a drawing for a FREE Stampin Up Stamp Set of your choice from Stampin Up's 2012-2013 Catalog or Holiday Mini (Stamp Set not to exceed $25.00) from Siara Sweet Sensations

Visit other LNS Web Ring Members and look for this image:

Below the image, there should be a clue. Here is my clue:
Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter - by Stampin' Up!

Dazzling Diamonds Stampin Glitter

I am always looking for members to join my team, if you are interested contact me at or click the Join My Team icon for more information.

Happy Hunting!!!....................Siara

To help you get started, here are some of the LNS Fall Treasure Hunt Members:

* Deborah Smart –
* Brenda Hugar -
* June Reister -
* Jeannie Bushman -
* Miriam Permut -
* Lori Witt –
* Trish Cortez –
* Beverly Farmer -
* Dawn Johnson –
* Laurie Reaume -
* Glenda Witt -
* Penny Hanuszak -
* Julie Fields -
* Brenda Riehle -
* Sue Root -
* Siara Acdal -
* Jane Dexter -
* Nancy Amato -
* Diana Soling -
* Kimberly Morris -
*Tobie Dreiling -
*Janice Heigway -
*Carolyn Garland -
*Tina Munzke -
*Jen Webber -
*Wendy Cranford -
*Joni Metras -
*Virginia Megin Gallagher -
*Kris Sobolik -
*Mary Campbell -
*Tanya Bell -
*Denise Foor -
*Doris Fryman -
*Elaine Wright -
*Kimberly Salmonowicz -
*Raissa Spatola -
*Cal Bryson -
*April Vicary -
*Anne Marie Hile -
*Cynthia Millan -
*Jenny Wren -
*Elin Kovash -
*Katherine Roberts -
*Leanna Kerr -
*Kristina Carlson -
*Jackie Watson -
*Phyllis Strickland -
*Carolyn Bennett -
*Jan Mata -
*Keri Blake -
*Kirsteen Gill -

*Emma Lee -
*Heidi Weaver -

(Check back often, I will be updating our list of member participants on a regular basis-Last Update 9/08/2012 08:08 pm HST)


    Monday, August 20, 2012

    Love & Sympathy

    Hi Stampers!

    We had an awesome time at Saturday's "Love & Sympathy" class. The card we made was CASED from Jennie Maier. We used Stampin Up's 2011-2013 Color combo and combined it with River Rock to create these set of cards.

    The dimensions of this card:

    Base: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (score at 4 1/4")

    Layer 1: 4" x 5 1/4" (Run through Big Shot with Embossing Folder)

    Layer 2: 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"

    Layer 3: 3" x 4 1/4"

    Supplies used to make this card:

    Stamp Set: Love & Sympathy (c: #122797 w:#122795)

    Card Stock: Lucky Limeade (#122926)
                          River Rock (#108640)

    Classic Stamp: Lucky Limeade (#126984)

    Stampin Write Marker: Lucky Limeade (#123002)
                                             River Rock (#119703)

    Embossing Folder: Vintage Wallpaper (#120175)

    Embellish: Lucky Limeade (#122977)

    Big Shot (#113439)

    Snail Adhesive (104332) & Stampin Dimensionals (#104430)

    (Don't forget...if you need supplies, you can conveniently visit my 24/7 online store by clicking the "Order Stampin Up" Icon above).

    Thank you for stopping by to visit and let's all have a great week. See everyone soon!

    Saturday, August 11, 2012

    Mixed Bunch "Just For You"

    Happy Saturday!
    Well, the weekend is finally here!! Got several projects to complete today. Before I get going with the projects, wanted to share this greeting card with you.

    Stamp Sets:
    Mixed Bunch (#125537-Clear or #125535-Wood)
    Just For You (#120453-Clear or #116948-Wood)

    Card Stock:
    Old Olive (#100702)
    Certainly Celery (#105125)
    Pink Pirouette (#111351)

    Designer Series Paper:
    Neutral Collection Paper Stack (#117157)

    Classic Stampin Ink:
    Soft Suede (#126978)
    Old Olive (#126953)

    Word Window (#119857)
    Modern Label (#119849)
    Blossom (#125603)
    3/4" Circle (#119873)
    1" Circle (#119868)

    Embossing Folder:
    Square Lattice Folder (#119976)

    Rhinestone Basic Jewels (#119246)

    Big Shot Die Cut Machine (#113439)

    Hope everyone enjoys their weekend! Stay safe and Blessings to all!................Siara

    Friday, August 10, 2012

    Triple Time Stamping

    Hello Paper Crafting Friends!
    I recently saw a card that Dawn O of DO stamping demonstrating what she called "Triple Time Stamping". I immediately told myself we could use the "Snow Swirled" Holiday Stamp and create a Holiday Christmas Card. What I didn't realize, was how quick and easy this technique was.

    This card's layered dimensions are as follows:

    Base Layer: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" Whisper White
                         4 x 5 1/4" Cherry Cobbler

    Layer 1: 3 1/4" x 4 1/2" Whisper White
                   3 x 4 1/4" Cherry Cobbler

    Layer 2: 2 1/4" x 3 1/2" Whisper White
                   2 x 3 1/4" Cherry Cobbler

    Stamp Set:
    Snow Swirled (#127799-Clear or #111734 Wood)

    Card Stock:
    Whisper White (#119685)
    Cherry Cobbler (#100730)

    Classic Stampin Pad Ink:
    Cherry Cobbler (#126966)

    Craft Stampin Pad:
    Whisper White (#101731)

    Modern Label (#119849)

    Rhinestone Basic Jewels (#119246)

    I also used the Heat Tool (#129053) to help dry the Craft Ink a little quicker.

    Hope everyone has fun with this new technique! See everyone soon!...............Siara

    Thursday, August 9, 2012

    3X3 Gift Tag for Baby Girl

    Hi Everybody,

    Here are some 3X3 Baby Gift Tags. Very Cute, simple, and a great way to use up some left over scrap paper.

    These tags were made with:

    Stamp Set:
    A Fitting Occasion (#128261-Clear or #128171-Wood)

    Whisper White (#100730)
    Sahara Sand (#108640)
    Pink Pirouette (#111351)

    Classic Ink Stamp:
    Sahara Sand (#126976)

    1" Circle (#119868)
    1 3/4" Scallop Circle (#119854)

    5/8" Organza Ribbon (#114319)

    Hope everyone is have a great week.......see you soon!.................Siara

    Wednesday, August 8, 2012

    Thoughts For You Card Candy

    Good Morning Friends!
    Happy Wednesday! Here is another Swap Submission---Card Candy. This is a very pretty color combination-Stampin Up's Melon Mambo/Olive Green. You can used card candy on to embellish your creative cards, scrapbook pages, tags, etc..

    Here are the supplies used to complete this project.

    Stamp Sets:
    Loving Thoughts (#125845-Clear or #125843-Wood)
    Papillon Potpourri (#123759-Clear or #123757-Wood)
    Just Believe (#120453=Clear or #116948-Wood)

    Card Stock:
    Whisper White (#100730)
    Melon Mambo (#115320)
    Old Olive (#100702)
    Pretty In Pink (#100459)

    Classic Ink:
    Melon Mambo (#126548)
    Old Olive (#126953)

    Elegant Butterfly (#127526)
    Scallop Oval (#119856)
    Large Oval (#119855)
    Word Window (#119857)
    Boho Blossoms (#119858)
    Small Oval (#120908)
    1" Circle (#119868)
    1 1/4" Circle (#119861)
    1 3/8" Circle (#119860)
    1 3/4" Scallop Circle (#119854)

    Apothecary Accents (#127003)

    Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439)

    Rhinestone Basic Jewels (#119246)
    Pearl Basic Jewels (#119247)

    Hang in their friends...we are half way there! The weekend is almost here! Thanks for visiting and see you all soon!

    Tuesday, August 7, 2012

    WOW! Christmas In July

    Hi Everybody!

    It's been awhile...July was one crazy month! Birthday's Galore, Back To School, and SWAP deadlines. This was my recent submission for a WOW Christmas Card Swap.

    This is a typical 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Card. all products used are from the Stampin' Up ICS 2011-2013 Catalog. (If anyone needs items to complete this project, don't forget you can click the "Order Stampin' Up Online above and visit my online store 24/7).

    Stamp Set:
    Bells & Boughs (#121142-Clear or #120831-Wood)

    Cherry Cobbler (#119685)
    Whisper White (#100730)
    Brushed Gold (#102935)

    Classic Stampin Pad:
    Cherry Cobbler (#126966)
    Garden Green (#126973)

    Stampin' Write Marker:
    Daffodil Delight (#119677)

    Framelits for Big Shot:
    Apotheary Accents (#127003)

    Embossing Folder:
    Petals-A-Plenty (#116824)

    Extra Large Oval (#119854)

    3/16" Metallic Brads, Gold (#119741)

    Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (#113439)

    Have a wonderful week and stay tune....I will be posting more of my swap items!