Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Why The Absence?

So sorry for the absence!  I was diagnosed with cancer earlier this month so life and stamping has been put on hold for a while.  I hope to start pumping out new creations soon when the energy returns.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Pumpkin On My Porch

Have you signed up to receive your Paper Pumpkin Kit?  I did and here's what came for me:

This is the "Try It" kit.

Here's the Try It Kit Scoop:
  • $16.95 plus shipping.
  • Add it to an online store order (Item 132600) or contact me.
  • Includes stamps, a clear "D" block, ink, paper, 2 journals and accessories.
  • It's all cut, measured, and ready-with instructions included.
Kit Contents:
 And here is what you can make:
AVAILABLE NOW!  Want to get a closer look first? No worries-you can give Paper Pumpkin a try for one month with the Try It Kit.  
I used the Try It Kit to make the journal above (the kit comes with two journals)!  Click here to learn more about a Paper Pumpkin subscription and select me as your demonstrator.

Monday, March 11, 2013

More 3" x 3" notepads

I made a few more 3" x 3" notepad covers that I wanted to share with you!

The first one is made with the stamp set called World Treasures and is accented with Stampin' Up!'s dahlias and basic rhinestones.  I added a second pic so you could see a side view showing the post-it note pad.

The second notepad is made with a stamp set called Established Elegance.  I love the vintage look of this set!  It is accented with a small soda pop top and basic rhinestones.

The last notepad is made with a set that I love that I finally pulled out of my stamp closet and started playing with.  It is called Best of Everything!  As you can see, I love the basic rhinestones!  They finish off a project so effortlessly!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

March's Stampers' 10 Club Projects

This first project was made using the Daydream Medallions stamp set stamped in/on Daffodil Delight CS and the Bloomin' Marvelous SAB stamp set.  I also used the Floral Frames Framelits, Chevron embossing folder, Silver Basics Designer buttons, white baker's twine, Basic Gray 1 1/4" Two-Tone Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, and Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack.

The second project uses the stamp set Summer Silhouettes and Bloomin' Marvelous SAB.  I used the tutorial that I posted from a previous blog post that you can view HERE on how to make this little notebook.  The base is Sahara Sand CS and the ink colors are Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade.  Again, I used the rhinestones and Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack along with the matching Calypso Coral ruffled ribbon.  The inside is a 3" x 3" post-it note pad and a mini gel pen on the side; both were purchased at Staples.

I hope you feel inspired.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Pop-Up Posies Card

This is a fun card that I demonstrated at a party I recently did!  I used the Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit, Collage Curious stamp set, Honeycomb embossing folder, soda pop tops, and Beautiful Wings Embosslits. 

Saturday, February 23, 2013

A baby card for Rebecca!

This is the card I made for my good friend, Rebekah, to welcome her new baby girl, Kate!  This is from the set "Little Additions".  It is my favorite baby set since I was introduced to Stampin' Up! 16 years ago!  The featured color is Calypso Coral.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Birthday Card for Madelaine

My sweet friend, Madelaine, who recently hosted a party for me, celebrated a birthday.  This was my card to her!  Enjoy!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

February Stampers' 10 Club Projects

The first card (2 samples shown) features the Dress Up Framelits Dies, Sycamore Street DSP (SAB), Honeycomb embossing folder, and Basic Pearls.  The "Fabulous" & "Beautiful" stamps are from an exclusive stamp set that SU! demo's received at last year's convention.  Colors featured are Very Vanilla, Pool Party, and Crumb Cake.  The Pool Party ribbon is from the SAB Sycamore Street free buttons & ribbons pack.  The flower on the one dress card is the 5/8" vanilla flower trim seen in the Spring Mini on page 5.  (I am in love with this card!  So feminine!)

The second card features the stamp sets Madison Avenue (SAB) and Wishes Your Way (Spring Mini pg. 33).  Again I used the Sycamore Street DSP (SAB), Vine Street (SAB), and the Sycamore Street buttons & ribbon pack (SAB).  Colors featured are Island Indigo, Pool Party, and Tangerine Tango.

My thanks go to Illina Crouse and Meredith Briden for the inspiration!

(SAB stands for Sale-A-Bration)

Friday, February 15, 2013

More Sale-A-Bration Samples

These 2 cards both use the stamp sets Madison Avenue and Sycamore Street DSP and buttons and ribbon pack.  Enjoy!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Zero Calorie Chocolates

Many of you have asked about my zero calorie chocolates.  My inspiration came from Penny Thomas over at Penguin Stamper.  She is the brains behind this operation!

Square Chocolate
Chocolate/Caramel Petit Fours
Chocolate Candy Truffle
Round Chocolate Waffer

These were lots of fun to make!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sale-A-Bration starts today!

For every $50 spent on Stampin' Up! products choose something FREE from this catalog.  Contact me today with your order :0)  Sale-A-Bration runs from January 22nd- March 22nd.

Friday, January 18, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin...A Monthly Craft Kit Subscription (all inclusive)

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All you need is your magic wand (credit card)
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I'm the total package:

  • I'm $19.95 (and shipping is covered). I'll arrive monthly.
  • I've got all the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Projects like cards, journals, d├ęcor, and more!
  • I'm all cut, measured, and ready—with instructions included.
  • I'm a new and exciting surprise every month.


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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Having fun with "Collage Curios" stamp set and Sale-A-Bration's Designer Series Paper called "Sycamore Street".  I made a mini pizza box that holds 3" x 3" cards.  I followed Mary Fish's instructions.  The sentiments used are from the stamp set "Petite Pairs".

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

January Stampers' 10 Samples

These are the 2 projects the ladies stamped this past Saturday.

Project 1 feature's the stamp set called "Collage Curious" found in the new Spring Catalog on page 24.  I also used the DSP called "Tea For Two", Honeycomb embossing folder, Soda Pop Tops, and Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon.  Colors used are So Saffron and Island Indigo.  The sentiment comes from the stamp set called "Teeny Tiny Wishes".

Project 2 feature's the stamp set called "Affection Collection" that was in the last Holiday Mini Catalog.  I used the "chalkboard technique" on this card.  I also used the Full Heart punch, Delicate Doilies Sizzlits, Fashionable Hearts Embosslits, Essential Paper-Piercing Pack, Craft Whisper White Ink Pad, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, First Edition Specialty DSP, and Silver Glimmer Paper.  Colors featured are Pool Party, Real Red, Primrose Petals, and Basic Black.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Valentine Promotions

Stampin' Up has two special promotions just in time for Valentine's Day.  They are available from January 3rd  through the 21st. You don't want to miss out.

1. Get the Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit FREE—a $7.95 US value—when you buy the brand-new My Little Valentine Stamp Set! This four-piece stamp set, created exclusively for this promotion, contains the perfect sentiments to express your feelings for your children, spouse, girlfriends, or mail carrier!
               132242 My Little Valentine (clear) - $9.95 (shown above)

2. Purchase the Valentine Treat Bundle—complete with the brand-new Happy Valentine Heart Single Stamp and the cutest little treat bags ideal for all of your precious valentines. Even better, the brand-new Happy Valentine Heart stamp coordinates perfectly with our Full Heart Punch for fast and easy creating.

132771 Valentine Treat Bundle Includes the Happy Valentine Heart Single Stamp (clear-mount) and 1" x 8" cellophane bags - $5.95.
*Full Heart Punch not included in bundle
Both of these offers ...... and the exclusive stamps .....are only available through January 21!