Saturday, December 24, 2011

Perfect Words

As a rubber stamper and scrapbooker, I am always looking for the perfect words to add to my cards and pages. For me, there is nothing worse than getting my card or scrapbook page finished and then sitting at my desk staring at my design because I have no idea what words I want to use to convey just the right feelings. 

I know that it seems kind of silly that a person like me has trouble sometimes finding just the right words; I do write a twice weekly blog after all. But wording can be just like inspiration, and even creative people need a little help once in awhile. So where do you go for help with the perfect words? Well, for me, I look to a few different places. 

Rubber Stamps- Once rubber stamping became a huge hit in the creative industry about 15 to 20 years ago, you could find a stamp for just about everything, except words or phrases. I am so happy to say that has changed. Now, you can find a word or phrase stamp on all different topics. Check them out the next time you're at your local rubber stamp or scrapbook store. 

The Internet- The Internet is a great resource for finding words, phrases, and quotes to use on your cards and scrapbook pages. All you need to do is type “Perfect words for cards and scrapbook pages” into your search engine and in seconds you will have access to thousands of websites on this topic. 

Books- Books are another great way to gather this information. Check out your local Barnes & Noble, your local library, or You'll be amazed at what you can find.

A Note from Me

I want to remind you to be sure you have permission from whichever resource you choose to use. You do not want to get into trouble over copyright infringement. A lot of this information is free to use and it should say so. But it never hurts to take that extra step, just to be sure.

Thanks for joining me. Until next time 

Crafty Hugs,
Stampin’ Queen Creations

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Fabulous News!!!

Hi Everyone, 

I am so excited to share this fabulous news with everyone! I designed a bag for Daily Window Bags & Purses and I decided to enter it into their monthly contest. I won 1st Place in the contest!!! I won a new bag of my choice from their wonderful line of bags and purses and $100.00. How totally cool is that!

 If you want to check out my 1st Place winning bag, check out their blog at You can also check their blog for information on how you can also submit to their monthly contests. You might win 1st Place too! Good Luck!

Until next time…

Happy Holidays!

Stampin’ Queen Creations
Give The Queen A Call!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Snowman Paint Can & Wearable Pin

I really hope that you enjoyed my last post on Monday, because I decided to carry on the snowman theme by creating a snowman paint can gift container with a detachable, wearable pin. 

This project is fabulous for a few reasons. The first one being that I saved money by using the same rubber stamp on all the projects. Who doesn’t want to save money around the holidays? The second reason is the paint can is the perfect gift container to put your card and ornament in to give to your loved ones. And the last reason is by creating the snowman pin as part of the decoration on the paint can, you can give your loved ones an additional gift with the wearable snowman pin! On top of all of that, it is so darn cute, it’s bound to make your loved ones really happy. What could be better than that?!

If those aren’t reasons enough for you to create this project for your loved ones, let me give you one more. It’s fast and easy to make, and I don’t know about you, but those are two words that I love to hear during the holiday season. 

I hope that I have inspired you to try to stop the madness of the holiday season by sitting down, picking up your rubber stamps and scrapbook supplies, and create something fun for your loved ones. You are sure to put a smile on your family’s faces and I guarantee that it will put a smile on yours. 

I hope that you enjoy the holidays with your family and friends, and I wish you lots of love, good health and happiness for the holidays and all year long!

Happy Holidays!

Stampin’ Queen Creations
Give The Queen A Call!

Snowman Paint Can & Wearable Pin


  • Paint can- gallon size
  • Pattern paper- two different types
  • Ribbon- 2” wide
  • Basswood- 3/32” wide  
  • White card stock
  • Vivid! dye based inkpad-Black by Clearsnap
  • Watercolor pencils
  • Wire- 24 gauge Silver & White
  • Shake-On Beads
  • Paper, Rock, Scissors glitter paint
  • Aleene’s Paper Glaze
  • Aleene’s Memory Glue
  • Aleene’s Platinum Bond Glass and Bead Slick Surfaces Adhesive
  • White acrylic paint
  • Wire cutters
  • Scissors
  • Exacto knife
  • Paintbrush
  • Pin back
  • Hole punch
  • Rubber Stamps:
  • Snowman with Heart
  • Hanging Ornament


Cover entire paint can with two different pattern papers. Stamp snowman once and ornament six times on white card stock with black inkpad. Color images with watercolor pencils. Cut out images. 

With silver wire, make six small loops. Adhere to the back of ornaments. Cut white wire and shape into six ornament hangers. Attach to ornament loops.

For the pin, stamp snowman on white card stock with black inkpad. Color with watercolor
pencils. Cut out. Lay image on wood. Trace with a pencil. Cut wood with Exacto knife. Paint
wood with white paint. Let dry. Adhere stamped image to wood. 

Apply a thin layer of Paper Glaze over stamped image. Let dry for 24 hours. When dry,
adhere green glitter paint to holly leaves. Add red and white beads with Glass & Bead
adhesive. See picture for placement if needed. Adhere pin to back of wood image.

Tie ribbon around paint can. Adhere ornaments to paint can. Attach snowman pin to
center of the bow.

Here is another variation of the Snowman Paintcan

Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Card and Ornament

It’s time for another Designer Craft Connection Blog Hop! This time we were supposed to post either a Holiday themed project or be part of “When Creativity Knocks Sock Monkey Challenge”. I didn’t get a chance to get involved with the Sock Monkey mania, but with this hop you’ll have the opportunity to check out both themes! I hope that enjoy all the holiday hopping. Don’t forget to click on the blinkie on the right side of my blog to hop from one blog to another. Have Fun!!

I have been busy working on some projects to share with all of you. The first project being a card and ornament set that I made a few years ago for my family that I updated a little bit for the current holidays. 

I absolutely love making cards for the holiday season for my family and friends, and if times allows I also love to create ornaments that match my cards. Your cards and ornaments don’t need to be elaborate unless you have the time and if that’s the case, I say go for it! Since my time is usually limited around the holidays, I like to keep my projects fairly simple, but always something fun! Snowmen are my favorite holiday characters and I wanted to create something with these cute snowman rubber stamps that I have. They were just perfect for the projects I wanted to create.

I hope that you’ll consider creating an ornament that matches your cards, because your card may get pitched out with the Christmas tree, but the ornament will be saved forever!

Thank you for joining me. Until next time…

Stampin’ Queen Creations
Give The Queen A Call!

©2011 Lisa Rojas, Stampin’ Queen Creations

Christmas Card and Ornament


  • Cardboard
  • Card stock- White, Blue and Purple
  • Pattern paper
  • Wire 24 gauge- Blue
  • Eyelets- Blue
  • Snowflake brad
  • Various fibers
  • Ribbon- Blue
  • Watercolor pencils
  • Trim- Silver
  • Slot punch
  • Hole punch
  • Aleene’s Memory Glue  
  • Paper, Rock, Scissors white glitter paint
  • Vivid! Dye Based inkpad- Black
  • Rubber Stamps:
  • Snowman with Heart
  • Snowman Banner

 For the card, fold blue card stock to 4 ¼” x 5 ½”. Cut papers as follows: White card stock   4” x 5 ¼”, Purple card stock 3” x 4 ¼”, and Snowflake pattern paper 3 ¼” x 4 ½”. Use  slot  punch on all four corners of white card stock. Attach pattern paper to white card stock. Adhere papers to blue card.
Cut white card stock 2 ½” x 4”. Cut white and purple card stock in tag shapes. Stamp
snowman on white tag with black inkpad. Color image with watercolor pencils. Adhere white tag to purple tag. Punch hole in top. Add various fibers. Adhere to card front.

 For the ornament, cut cardboard and blue card stock 3 ¼” x 4 ½”. Cut pattern paper
 3” x 4 ¼”. Cut white card stock 2 ½” x 4”.  Stamp snowman on white card stock with black inkpad. Color with watercolor pencils. Layer papers and adhere together. Adhere silver trim around the edges.

Punch two holes at the top and one hole at the bottom. Attach eyelets. Tie fibers through
the bottom eyelet. Attach snowflake brad.

 For the top portion of the ornament, stamp snowman banner on a scrap piece of white
card stock with black inkpad. Color image with watercolor pencils. Cut out image. Lay
image on cardboard. Trace image with a pencil. Cut out.

Adhere stamped image to cardboard. Punch two holes in the bottom of the image. Attach
eyelets. Cut two pieces of wire 6” long. Wrap around a small paintbrush. Attach wire to
both stamped images.

  Make a small loop with ribbon. Adhere to the back of snowman banner to form a hanger.