Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Occasions Mini Sneak Peek

I had so much fun playing with new stamps from the Occasions Mini. The Occasions Mini will be out in January, but as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I got to order this month. I haven't stamped in a while (hence, my sporadic appearances here), but today was the last day of preschool before Christmas break so I promised myself that I would stamp for fun today with my new stamps.

This card is based on this week's sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You. I used the new set Fox and Friends and the new Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder for the Big shot.

I should add that starting with the Occasions Mini Stampin' Up! is offering their stamps as clear mount stamps which I now LOVE. You can still get the wood mount, too, you just have more options! I had never been all that interested in clear mount stamps before, but one stamp set and I am hooked!

So here is my card using the 2S4Y sketch....

Materials for this card: Fox and Friends stamp set (Occasions Mini); Rose Red, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White card stock; Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad; Chat Room Rub-Ons (Occasions Mini); Chocolate Chip 1/4 Inch Grosgrain Ribbon; White Gel Pen, Perfect Polka Dot Textured Impressions Folder and Big Shot; 1 3/4 Inch Circle Punch; Stampin' Dimensionals.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas card

Here is one of the Christmas cards we made at my Christmas card Stamp-A-Stack. It's my favorite card that we made. The colors are a little unusual for Christmas cards. I used the colors from the Cottage Wall DSP.

Materials for this card: Season of Joy stamp set; Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, and Whisper White card stock; Old Olive and Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pads; Cottage Wall DSP; 1 3/4 inch Circle Punch; 5/8 inch Grosgrain Ribbon; Clear Rhinestone Brads; Stampin' Dimensionals.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Holiday Extravaganza Sale!

You can get select items at up to 50% off through November 30th when you shop my online store! Click here and then Shop Now to see all the deals.

Monday, November 9, 2009

I can make that party!

Chris over at Just a Girl is hosting an "I can make that!" party with all kinds of great gift ideas to make. I can't wait to see what everyone else has made! But first I have to go do the grocery shopping, so I guess that will have to wait.

Here is what I made for the party:

I have had this idea in my head since I made these for Mother's Day gifts and I decided that now was the time to finally make it. I kid you not this project took me less than 30 minutes to make! (Well, except for looking for the image to use. I did that on another day.)

Here is what you need for this project:

Picture frame (I used an 8x8 frame.)

Patterned scrapbook paper

Coordinating card stock

Glue or other permanent adhesive

Temporary adhesive (optional)



Here is what you do:

1. Find an image you want to make into a silhouette. I found mine on Microsoft's online clip art site.

2. Cut out the image.

3. Turn your image over and trace it on the back of your patterned scrapbook paper and cut out. You may want to stick your image down with temporary adhesive while you are tracing to keep it from shifting. Tracing on the back means you won't have to erase any stray pencil marks.

4. Cut a piece of coordinating card stock to the size of your frame.

5. Glue your silhouette onto the card stock and put it in the frame.

I already had the frame and, of course, I have plenty of scrapbook paper and card stock in my craft stash, so this didn't cost me anything to make, but even if you had to buy the supplies, you should be able to get them for minimal cost.

Materials for this project: Orchid Opulence card stock; Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper. You can order these products here.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Digital Scrapbooking Day

Today is Digital Scrapbooking Day, so I thought I'd share some more pages I've made with My Digital Studio. I just had all of the pages I've made so far and they look awesome! I have also been busy working on some Christmas gifts with MDS. (Sorry, can't tell you what it is because my family reads my blog.)

Have a happy Digital Scrapbooking Day!

Friday, October 23, 2009

More from My Digital Studio

I am seriously hooked on My Digital Studio! I have been looking forward to the release of MDS since Stampin' Up! announced it in January, and I love it more than I thought I would. It is so easy to create awesome pages! I have done more scrapbooking since I got MDS than I have this whole year.

I also love the fact that I don't have to wait to have my pictures printed. The page with pictures of my daughter on the trike were taken on Monday and I created the page on Tuesday night! You can also use different effects with your photos in MDS. I changed the trike photos to black and white after I started the page. If I had printed the pictures in color and then decided I wanted B&W, I would have had to wait for more photos.

Here are two of the pages I created on Tuesday night. I worked on a third page, but I'm not quite finished with it yet. I'll have it to share soon!

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

My Digital Studio Cards

I have been having a great time playing with the new digital paper crafting software from Stampin' Up! This week I made some cards using my Digital Studio. I almost made my daughter late for school this morning because I started playing with MDS and lost track of time!

Here are two of the cards that I made using MDS:

If you want to get a copy of My Digital Studio click here to shop online.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Halloween Cards

I don't normally send cards at Halloween, but a friend wants to come over and make some. I decided that I would play around with the new Halloween set in the Mini Catalog: Pumpkin Patch. This set is just too cute!

I have to admit that neither of these cards was what I had pictured in my head when I started out, but I think they both turned out darned cute!

By the way, if you have been wondering where I've been, I've been setting up my new Etsy store. I've decided to try selling the cards and other things that I make. I'll always be adding things so keep checking back!

Materials for these cards: Pumpkin Patch stamp set; Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry and Pumpkin Pie card stock; Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Old Olive and Close to Cocoa Classic Stampin' Pads; Big Shot, Top Note die and Circle Die; Word Window and Modern Label Punches; Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon; Silver Brads

Monday, September 28, 2009

This week's 2 Sketches 4 You

I was so excited to get a card made this week with the sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You! And on Monday, too! I always intend to make a card using the sketch, but most of the time I never get around to it.

I love this week's sketch and the card I made was so easy! It took just a few minutes and I want to try and create some more cards with this sketch.

I've been busy creating projects for my 12 Weeks of Christmas email series, so if you want great Christmas project ideas, be sure to sign up for my newsletter. Tomorrow is the last day to sign up and not miss any of the great ideas!

Materials for this card are: Birthday Bliss stamp set; Orchid Opulence, Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White card stock; Cottage Wall DSP; Old Olive, Orchid Opulence and Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pads; Jet Black Staz-on; Blender Pens; 1 3/4 inch Circle Punch; Old Olive 5/8 inch Grosgrain Ribbon; Clear Circle Rhinestone Brads; Stampin' Demnsionals.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

12 Weeks of Christmas

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Starting on Wednesday, I'll be sending out a weekly email with a project idea including photos, supplies and instructions, but you'll only get them if you are a newsletter subscriber!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

My Digital Studio

My digital Studio is Stampin' Up!s new digital scrapbooking software. My copy arrived yesterday and I am really loving it! I love to scrapbook but I don't always have time for it so I really love how easy it is to create pages.

I wanted to share the first two pages that I've made. I literaly loaded the software and got started. I didn't read any directions or have to use the help function. I created both of these pages while watching TV last night and tonight. I might actually complete my goal of having 24 pages created this year!

My Digital Studio is available for puchase starting October 1st! Contact me to place your order!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

September Specials & Holiday Mini

Starting this month, Stampin' Up! is offering a great Hostess special! When you host a party with orders totaling $250 or more you can choose one item from the Holiday Mini for just $10! That's in addition to all of the regular hostess benefits you will earn.

Starting next month, in addition to a getting a $10 mini item with a $250 party, you can get My Digital Studio (Stampin' Up!s new digital scrapbooking software) at half off when you have a party totaling $400 or more!

If you would like to view the Holiday Mini click here. Be sure to check out all of the great Holiday stamps and accessories as well as all the great ideas!

Friday, August 28, 2009

September Stamp Class

I have no idea what happened to the month of August, but here we are at the end of the month and it's time for me to share a sneak peek of my September class!

This month is my Holiday Stamp-A-Stack. We'll be creating ten Holiday/Christmas cards. You'll make two each of five different card designs. This class is a great way to get ideas for your Holiday Cards!

Class attendees will also get $5 off an order of $50 or more placed on the day of class.

Click the links below to register for class!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Don't miss out on August Specials

Stampin' Up! has several specials this month and you don't want to miss out! Be sure to contact me with your order by 5 pm on the 31st or order online until 11:59 pm.

Free Buttons

Spend $35 on stamp sets in the Growing Up section of the catalog and choose one of the Designer Buttons for FREE!

Limited Edition Decor Elements Growth Chart

Track your children's growth on this Limited Edition growth chart. The chart comes in Old Olive, Taken with Teal and Chocolate Chip. The growth chart is a great deal at $24.95 and is only available until September 20th!

Mini Starter Kit

If you want to start your own stamping business and you already own lots of Stampin' Up! product, than this mini starter kit is for you! You will get one stamp set, all the In Color Classic Stampin' Pads and Whisper White and In Color Card Stock as well as all of the business supplies you'll need to start a successful business. This Mini Starter Kit is just $85.

If the Mini Starter Kit's not for you, but you still want to start a successful Stampin' Up! business, you can purchase the regular Starter Kit ($199) and receive all six In Color Classic Stampin' Pads and an assortment pack of In Color Card Stock for FREE!

Email me today to get your Stampin' Up! Business started!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Cards for a Cure

It's time once again for my Cards for a Cure fundraiser to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society! Mark your calendar for October 3rd from 1-4 pm. We'll be stamping the afternoon away and raising money for a good cause!

I got involved with supporting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society about four years ago through our friend Kelly Linderman. Kelly was diagnosed with Recurrent Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 1997. I learned from Kelly that we need to celebrate even the littlest moments in life. When my life gets hectic and I am feeling overwhelmed I think of Kelly and that in the end, it's not going to matter how many loads of laundry I did today or whether dinner was made from scratch. What matters is spending time with the those we love and celebrating life.

Kelly lost her battle with Lymphoma in 2007. Please help me continue to fight to find a cure for cancer by attending the Cards for a Cure event. We'll be making ten cards for $25 and $10 of your fee will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Cards for a Cure
Saturday, October 3rd
1-4 pm
Redeemer Presbyterian Church
1046 Miller Street
Winston-Salem, NC
Registration deadline is September 23rd
Register Now

Friday, August 7, 2009

2 Sketches Card

I'm back! I know I haven't posted in a while. I've been busy with other things. Mostly, It's just that it's summer and I've been working less. If I am working, then I've been doing work that's not blog related. Also, my daughter decided that two weeks before her second birthday she would start climbing out of the crib so that added a little stress to my life, but now we've got her happily sleeping on a mattress on the floor.

It's been a while since I've done a card from 2 Sketches 4 You, so I thought I'd give this week's sketch a try. I really love the Medallion stamp and for this card, I stamped it in Old Olive Craft Ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I used the saying from Fifth Avenue Floral because I like it so much. That is stamped on a tags cut from the Lots of Tags Sizzlets die. I added a Clear Rhinestone Brad to the center of my knot. (I used my Craft and Rubber Scissors to cut off the prongs and attached it with a glue dot.)

I just recently bought the Clear Rhinestone Brads for the first time and I really don't know why I waited so long. I love to use them!

Materials for this card are: Medallion and Fifth Avenue Floral stamp sets; Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, Almost Amethyst and Whisper White card stock; Old Olive Craft Stampin' Pad; Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad; Clear Embossing Powder; 5/8 inch Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon; Clear Rhinestone Brads; Big Shot and Lots of Tags Sizzlet; Stampin' Dimensionals; Glue Dots.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

NC Sales Tax Holiday

The state of North Carolina is having a sales tax holiday from August 7 - 9. Because school supply items are included in this sales tax holiday, the below list of items will be tax free during the holiday period. Please note that you must place your order with me during the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax free. Email me with your order or click here and then Shop Now to order online.

Uni-ball Signo gel pen, 105021, $3.95
Basic Black Stampin’ Write journaler, 105394, $3.25
Stampin’ Write markers, various, $3.25
Watercolor Pencils, 101879, $19.95
Watercolor Wonder Crayons Bold Brights, 106695, $19.95
Watercolor Wonder Crayons Earth Elements, 106696, $19.95
Watercolor Wonder Crayons Rich Regals, 106698, $19.95
Watercolor Wonder Crayons Soft Subtles, 106697, $19.95
Watercolor Wonder Crayons Neutrals, 106746, $9.95
Stampin’ Pastels, 105542, $24.95
Craft & Rubber scissors, 103179, $19.95
Paper snips, 103579, $9.95
Craft & Paper scissors, 108360, $29.95
Pencil sharpener, 100745, $4.95
Blender pens, 102845, $9.95
2-Way Glue Pen, 100425, $3.50
SNAIL adhesive, 104332, $6.95
SNAIL refill, 104331, $4.50
Mini Glue Dots, 103683, $4.95
Pop-Up Glue Dots, 104183, $3.95
Stampin’ Dimensionals, 104430, $3.95
Anywhere Glue Stick, 104045, $3.95
Dotto, 103305, $12.95
Dotto refill, 100902, $6.50
Sticky Strip, 104294, $6.95
Tombow Adhesive, 110755, $3.95

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Birthday Bliss

I make mostly birthday cards, so when I saw this set in the new Catalog, I just had to have it! And I love the saying: "May your layers be many and your frosting be thick." So cute!

I think I have confessed this before, but I have been having a hard time with the new In Colors. Some of them seemed really loud to me when I first got them. Now that I have been playing with them for a while, they are starting to grow on me. This combination of Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie works really well together. I'm sure I'll be using it again!

Materials for this card are: Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White card stock; Jet Black Staz-on; Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pads; Blender Pens; 1 3/4 inch Circle Punch; Hearts and Brackets Die and Big Shot; Stampin' Dimensionals; Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Deal of the Week #4

This week's Deal of the Week is the Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware for $18.99 (reg price $29.95)!

Contact me to order!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Bears on the card and in real life

So little did I know that when I made this card, there would be real bears in our neighborhood. Now we don't live where there would normally be bears, we live in a city. I'll admit that our lots are pretty wooded for being in the city, and we do get wildlife (we have a lot of deer come through the yard) but never bears!

I just recently got this set Under the Stars. I've always thought it was cute and I am teaching a paper bag scrapbook class at a Girl Scout Leaders retreat, so I thought this set would be so perfect for the class! I haven't started designing my scrapbook yet, but I thought that I would play with it a little to see what I could come up with.

Since it's camp season, I thought I would make a card that kids could send home from camp. Do kids even send letters home from camp anymore? Do the just send email these days?

Anyway, the materials for this card are: Under the Stars, Woodgrain, Calendar Alphabet, Taffy Alphabet stamp sets; Always Artichoke, Night of Navy, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Real Red and Whisper White card stock; Always Artichoke, Real Red, Night of Navy and Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pads; VersaMarker; Hemp Twine.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Color Inspiration

Yeah! It's a new Color Inspiration from Kristina.

I decided to play with some of my new stamps on this card. I used the Birthday Bliss stamp set for the image on the tag. One of the things I like about this set is that all of the images can be punched out. I also used the new Cornelli Lace Jumbo Wheel. I thought this pattern was really cool and I just had to have the wheel.
By the way, my blog will be moving soon, so stay tuned for the new blog!
Materials for this card: Birthday Bliss stamp set; Cornelli Lace jumbo wheel; Rose Red, Ballet Blue, So Saffron, and Whisper White card stock; Pumpkin Pie and Rose Red Classic Stampin' Pads; Certainly Celery 5/8 in Grosgrain Ribbon; Mat Pack and Paper Piercing Tool; Stampin' Dimensionals; Crop-a-Dile.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

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Color combination ideas

Today I am starting a weekly series on Twiter that will give you great ideas for color combinations you can use in your stamping projects. Be sure to start following me today!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New stamps!

My order of stamps from the new Catalog arrived while we were on vacation and I finally got a chance to play with them on Sunday. It was the first time in a while that I have taken the time to just be creative. I had so much fun!

This stamp is one that I just had to have the moment I saw it. The new Medallion background stamp. I used a technique called chalk board to color the image. Basically, you stamp and image with White Craft Ink onto dark paper and then color with chalks. I only used Old Olive, but I think this same card would look great with several colors of chalk.

Next month, I am teaching a technique class on August 15th. We'll be creating this card, so if you're in the Winston-Salem area and want to attend, contact me today!

Materials for this card are: Medallion stamp set; Bermuda Bay and Elegant Eggplant card stock; White Craft Ink; Stampin' Pastels; Sponge Dauber; Clear Rhinestone Brads; Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Deal of the Week

This week's Deal of the Week is Square Rhinestone Brads for just $6.99! Click here to Shop Now.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Deal of the week

This week's deal of the week is the Doctor's Bag for $49.99! Contact me today to order! This deal will be good until Sunday!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Deal of the Week!

Each week in July, Stampin' Up! will be offering a Deal of the Week. This week's deal is the Scallop Edge Punch for just $10.99! Contact me today to take advantage of the Deal of the Week.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Last Day!

It's the last day to order from the Occasions Mini and the 2009 Spring and Summer Catalog. Contact me with your order before 8pm Eastern Time or shop online until 11:59 pm tonight!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Want a copy of the new catalog?

Would you like to have a copy of the new 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalog? I've got them and you will love all of the new stamp sets and ideas!

I will send you a copy of the catalog for free all I ask in return is that I can call you after you receive the catalog to see if you are ready to place an order.

Just email me with your name, address, phone number and the best time to call and I get your copy of the catalog in the mail!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Time is running out!

Time is running out to order stamps, Decor Elements and Accessories that are on the Last Chance List! These items will be gone forever on June 30th.

Last Chance Stamps
Last Chance Decor Elements
Last Chance Accessories

June 30th is also your last opportunity to order from the Occasions Mini.

Don't wait. Contact me today!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Color Inspiration

This color inspiration was really tough for me, but that is why I like doing them so much! I actually sat down a couple of times to try and create something for the color inspiration and I would just get up again or stamp something else instead. Once I got the idea for this card, it wasn't too hard to put together. The idea for weaving the strips of paper came to me because, since I don't use earth tones very much, I didn't have any accessories in these colors.

Materials for this card: Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set; Basic Gray, More Mustard, Really Rust and Very Vanilla card stock; Basic Gray, More Mustard and Really Rust Classic Stampin' Pads.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Father's Day Cards

I have been having some trouble creating Father's Day cards this year. I realized that I really don't have many masculine stamps. I've gone into my stamp room several times in the last week with the intention of making Father's Day cards only to leave frustrated. Well, today was the day the cards had to go in the mail. I ended up in a race to beat the mailman and I just barely managed to beat him to the mail box. Literally, as I turned from the mail box to go back into the house, the mailman was pulling up to the neighbor's house!

Inspiration finally struck this afternoon! I spent this morning designing cards for my Birthday Stamp-A-Stack this weekend and the set Party Hearty was still on my desk. I looked at my desk and say the "Celebrate You" stamp from the set and thought "Ah Ha! that will work!" Then I decided to stamp Dad using the Big Deal alphabet (which is retiring) and my Father's Day cards were born! (Don't worry, Honey. I'm making you a different card.)

Materials for this card: Big Deal Alphabet, Party Hearty stamp sets; Kraft, Bashful Blue and Whisper White card stock; Real Red and Kiwi Kiss Classic Stampin' Pads; 1 3/4 inch Circle Punch; Kiwi Kiss stripped grosgrain ribbon; Stampin' Dimensionals.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Color Inspiration

I took some time to stamp this morning to create a card for Kristina's Color Inspiration. I was nice to be able to just be creative for a few minutes. I have been preparing for a paper bag scrapbook class for 20-25 people that will be on Monday, so I have busy cutting paper and writing instructions and have had no time for stamping. My super sweet friend Ann Marie even came over to help me cut paper.

I was inspired by the circles on the car seat cover in Kristina's inspiration photo, so I cut circles using my Big Shot and circle punches and stamped with Seeing Spots. Seeing Spots is on the Last Chance list, so if you want it make sure you order soon!

Materials for this card are: Seeing Spots and Bitty Birthday stamp sets; Taken with Teal, Green Galore, Baja Breeze and Whisper White card stock; Baja Breeze Taken with Teal and Green Galore Classic Stampin' Pads; Big Shot and Circle die; 3/4, 1 and 1 1/4 inch circle punches.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Another card from my May class

Sorry it's been a while since I've posted anything. Things have been a bit crazy in our family lately, besides the fact that my daughter has been out of school for almost two weeks now, so I've had less time for stamping and blogging. I have several projects to show you and I'm working on some projects using new product that will be available in the new catalog that comes out on July 1st, so stay tuned for that!

This card was inspired by dessert plates I saw in a Crate and Barrel catalog. This is a really quick card to make. I took three strips of card stock, punched them with the Scallop Edge Punch and then layered them on the card. The cupcake was created using the Big Shot and the Big Bold Cupcakes Sizzlits. The greeting is the Birthday Wish stamp from the Under $10 page of the catalog.

Materials for this card: Birthday Wish stamp; Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip and Kiwi Kiss card stock; Baja Breeze Textured card stock; Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin' Pad; Big Shot and Big Bold Cupcakes Sizzlits; Stampin' Dimentionals.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Color Inspiration Card

When I started out making my card for this week's Color Inspiration, I was going to make a masculine birthday card because I need one. But as you can see, that's not what I ended up with. These bright colors were just right for the flowers in Petal Pizazz.

Materials for this card are: Petal Pizazz and Curvy Verses stamp sets; Pacific Point, Summer Sun, Real Red and Whisper White card stock; Real Red Pacific Point and Summer Sun Classic Stampin' Pads; Scallop Edge Punch; Black Gingham ribbon; White gel pen.

Don't forget to check out my Retirement List Contest!

Retirement List Contest

The list of stamps that will retire from the current Idea Book & Catalog will be here in a few days, but before it gets here, I have a contest for you!

Email me a list of 10 stamp sets you think will be on the retirement list and the person who gets the most guesses correct will win a $30 gift certificate. (In the case of a tie a winner will be drawn randomly from all correct entries.)

Everyone who participates will get a $5 gift certificate good on a purchase of $50 or more from July 1-August 31, 2009.

Entires are due by Midnight Eastern time on Saturday, May 30, 2009.

You can view the Stampin' Up! Catalog here.

This contest is available only through Elizabeth Goliber, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and is not offered by Stampin' Up!

Friday, May 22, 2009

May Stamp Class Project

This is one of the cards we made at my class this month. The theme for this month was design techniques and finding inspiration. This card is from the February '09 issue of SheetLoad of Cards. I love to use SheetLoad sketches because they include the measurements so I don't have spend a ton of time figuring out how to cut my paper.

The materials I used for this card are: Good Friend stamp set; Rose Red, Taken with Teal, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White card stock; Taken with Teal, Chocolate Chip and Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pads; Pumpkin Pie Patterns Designer Series Paper; Silver Brads; Stampin' Dimensionals.

June's class is a Birthday Stamp-A-Stack! We'll be making 10 birthday cards (2 each of 5 designs) to help you build up your stash of cards. Class cost is $15.
Click on the date to register for class!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

2 Sketches Card

This is my card from the 2 Sketches 4 You sketch for this week. I almost forgot to post it! I made a few cards earlier in the week and this was one of them. It wasn't until yesterday afternoon when I was adding photos to my Facebook page, that I realized I hadn't posted this card.

I used my new Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Die to emboss a background on the card and then added the textured card stock and a tag cut from the Lots of Tags Sizzlets. I used the saying from the Fifth Avenue Floral set. I really love the saying!

Materials for this card are: Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set; Basic Gray, and Sahara Sand card stock, Baja Breeze textured card stock; Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad; Big Shot, Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions die and Lots of Tags Sizzlets; Old Olive 5/8 inch grosgrain ribbon; Stampin' Dimensionals.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Giveaway for Facebook Fans

If you haven't became a fan of my stamping business on Facebook, make sure you do it soon! On May 29, I will enter all of my fans into a drawing for some fabulous Stampin' Up! merchandise. You can only win if you're a fan so visit my page today!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Color Inspiration #52

This week's Color Inspiration from Kristina was a little difficult for me. I'm not a big fan of More Mustard, so it took me a while to figure out how to incorporate it in my card. I also wanted to use a stamp set I haven't used in a while. I am loving the new sets that I just got, but I want to make sure I keep things interesting here.

Materials for this card: Pick a Petal and Sincere Salutations stamp sets; Sahara Sand, Baja Breeze, More Mustard and Whisper White card stock; So Saffron and More Mustard Classic Stampin Pads; Big Shot and Lots of Tags Sizzlets; Button Bouquet Designer Buttons, 1 inch circle Punch; Whisper White Taffeta ribbon; Glue Dots.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Stampin' Up! Wins Readers' Choice Awards

For the ninth year in a row, Stampin' Up! has won several categories of the Creating Keepsakes Readers' Choice Awards!

This year they won for their rubber stamps, the 2008 Spring and Summer Idea Book and Catalog and the Write Me a Memory Font CD. Stampin' Up! has won in the Rubber Stamps category every year since 2000. That's not surprising, though, considering how awesome their stamps are!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Mother's Day Gifts

This is what I made my Mom and Mother-in-Law for Mother's Day. They read my blog, so I couldn't post this until after Mother's Day. The one in the picture is one that I made for me to keep. Since I was making more that one, I traced my daughter's hand onto an old folder and cut it out. Then I used that to trace onto my Designer Paper. (It took both my husband and I to get a good tracing.)

You can do this with any kind of silhouette or shape to make quick wall art for your home. This would be great decorate a child's room or playroom. Hmmm... Oh wait, I don't need another project to add to my list.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Fun Card

I have a big pile of scraps on my desk and I decided that rather than file them away, it would be more fun to try to use only scraps to make some cards. I've made several cards but so far the pile doesn't seem any smaller.

My mom also brought me some of her Big Shot dies to play with. So this card is a combination of using up scraps and playing with my Big Shot.

Materials for this card are: Seeing Spots and On Your Birthday stamp sets; Rose Red, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango and Whisper White card stock; Kiwi Kiss Textured card stock; Pacific Point and Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pads; Big Shot, Lots of Tags Sizzlits and Flower Blossom Sizzlets dies; 1 3/4 Inch circle punch; Black Gingham ribbon.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Scrabook Page

I decided that since May is National Scrapbooking Month, that I would actually try to get some scrapbooking done! Remember back in January when I said my goal for this year was to scrap two pages a month? Well, I created two pages in January and since then, NOTHING. This month I am going to try to get back on track!

I created this page based on a video from Carrie Cudney of Stampin' Up! that you can view here. This page was really easy and fairly quick to make. I only used a little bit of card stock and the rest is Bella Rose Designer Series Paper. I totally agree with Carrie when she says in the video that one of the things she love about the Stampin' Up! Designer Paper is that since it comes in packs with twelve designs, you don't have to worry about coordination. That's already done for you!

Materials for this page: Warm Words stamp set; Chocolate Chip and Whisper White card stock; Bella Rose DSP; Riding Hood Red Classic Stampin' Pad; Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker; Big Shot, Lots of Tags Sizzlets and Naturally Serif Decorative Strip; Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon; Button Bouquet Designer Buttons; Glue Dots;

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Color Inspiration 51

I love this week's Color Inspiration from Kristina Werner! (I think I say something to that effect every week, but they are always so inspiring!) I can't say that I would use mustard if left to my own devices, but I think it looks really great on this card.

I created this card using Petal Pizazz which is one of the sets I earned for my sales and recruiting during Sale-A-Bration. I love having new sets to create with! Even better that they were free!

Materials for this card are: Petal Pizazz and Hugs and Wishes stamp sets; Rose Red, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White card stock; Rose Red and More Mustard Classic Stampin' Pads; Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad; 3/4 inch and 1 inch circle punches, Rose Red grosgrain ribbon; Top Note die and Big Shot; Stampin' Dimensionals.