Monday, May 31, 2010

Flower Barrette

Sierra needed an accent to her Hawaiian Dress for school this past week. We made this quick flower. It will work perfectly for today's clothes, too :) Order your supplies here.
Accessories: Big Shot, Fancy Flowers Die, Real Red Corduroy Buttons, Hot Glue Gun (Hot Temp)
Get any retiring colors you need now! You don't want to wait...they just might be gone.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Thank You Shadow

Another idea with the craft ink is to create a shadow effect. On this card, I stamped the tree first in the color and then used the stamp-a-ma-jig to create a shadow with the Whisper White craft ink. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Mellow Moss (RETIRING), Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Mellow Moss (RETIRING), Craft White, Basic Black
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree
Accessories: Scallop Border Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Birthday Celebrations

I just love the Chalkboard Technique...especially with this stamp set :) The Watercolor Pencils that we carry are PERFECT for this technique. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Lavendar Lace & Almost Amethyst (RETIRING), Basic Black
Ink: Whisper White Craft
Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Accessories: Watercolor Pencils, Itty Bitty Buttons, Itty Bitty Punches, Tombow Multi

Friday, May 28, 2010


Did you know you can still get a few products from the Occassions Mini as well as from the Spring Mini? The Vintage Vogue stamp set is still available. I love the softness it gives the background of this card being stamped in VersaMark. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Taken with Teal & Blush Blossom (RETIRING)
Ink: Taken with Teal & Blush Blossom (RETIRING)
Stamps: Thank You Kindly, Vintage Vogue
Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, White Organza Ribbon

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wedding Cake

We're almost to the month of weddings galore :) This sketch came from the all the ideas for card sketches I get from the catalog. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Cameo Coral & Mellow Moss (RETIRING), Whisper White
Ink: Cameo Coral & Mellow Moss (RETIRING), Basic Brown
Stamps: Fast & Fun Notes, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories: 1 3/4" circle punch, Dimensionals, Mellow Moss Grosgrain Ribbon, Aquapainter

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Happy Father's Day

Just a simple idea for a Father's Day card. Can't go wrong with using blues in masculine card :) Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Brilliant Blue & Brocade Blue (RETIRING), Whisper White
Ink: Brilliant Blue
Stamps: All Holidays
Accessories: Scallop Border Punch, Hemp Twine, Big Shot, Polka Dot Impressions Folder

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sprtized Trees

The closer June gets the more I am apt to make masculine cards in preparation for Father's Day. This card is simple but it looks great. Two of my favorite retiring colors...Really Rust and Creamy Caramel...compliment each other very well. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Really Rust, Creamy Caramel (RETIRING)
Ink: Really Rust, Creamy Caramel (RETIRING)
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, All Holidays
Accessories: Color Spritzer, Top Note Die, Big Shot

Monday, May 24, 2010

Spritzed Stencil

Had to try another card using the stencil with the Smooch Spritz. Love the bright yellow with the silver. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Going Gray & YoYo Yellow (RETIRING)
Accessories: Basic Gray Tafetta Ribbon, Mostly Vintage Decor Stencil, Silver Foil Smooch Spritz

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Welcome, Little One

I knew I would love the "Presto Specialty Paper" in the Summer Mini. It's very similar to the Bridal Speciality Paper so I used my brayer to ink up the bottom half of this card to create instant Sage Shadow Designer Paper :)
Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Sage Shadow & Barely Banana (RETIRING), Whisper White, Presto Specialty DSP
Ink: Sage Shadow & Barely Banana (RETIRING)
Stamps: Nursery Necessities
Accessories: Brayer, Sage Shadow Grosgrain Ribbon, Cutter Kit

Saturday, May 22, 2010

So Happy For You!

I created this card as a baby girl card but it would also work for a graduation card or any other type of congratulations card. I used just half of the tag when I cut it out with the Big Shot and then just rounded the bottom corners. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Pale Plum & Blush Blossom (RETIRING), Whisper White
Ink: Pale Plum & Blush Blossom (RETIRING)
Stamps: Nursery Neccesities, Halloween Frights
Accessories: Big Shot, Two Tags Die, Corner Rounder Punch, Lg. Star Punch, Dimensionals, White Taffeta

Friday, May 21, 2010

Lil' Purple Pansies

I couldn't wait to try these fun pansies in purple & yellow. Pansies in that color remind me of my grandma. She's always had purple pansies in her garden that I remember. I love to plant pansies because it brings back lots of memories from being at grandma's house when I was a little girl :) Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Lovely Lilac & Summer Sun (RETIRING), Whisper White
Ink: Lovely Lilac & Summer Sun (RETIRING)
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice Impressions Folder, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Butterfly Punch, Two Step Bird Punch, Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thanks So Much

This technique works well with a monochromatic color choice. Love both of these pinks that are retiring with this catalog. There are so many choices in this hostess stamp set. Have you earned this set before it's gone? Book a workshop today. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Pink Passion & Pixie Pink (RETIRING), Very Vanilla
Ink: Pink Passion & Pixie Pink (RETIRING)
Stamps: Kind & Caring Thoughts
Accessories: Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, Sponges

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Happy Father's Day Tree

This sketch idea came from the Summer Mini (p. 16). The image is stamped first and then cut into four squares. It adds great texture to the card. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Green Galore & Gable Green (RETIRING), Very Vanilla
Ink: Green Galore & Gable Green (RETIRING)
Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories: Big Shot, Polka Dot Impressions Folder, Paper Cutter, Designer Label Punch

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Happy Graduation

I love the new builder wheel available in the summer mini. The "So Many Stars" wheel added the perfect touch to this graduation card.
Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Bordering Blue & Going Gray (RETIRING), Whisper White
Ink: Bordering Blue & Going Gray (RETIRING)
Stamps: So Many Stars Wheel, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories: Spiral Punch, Paper Snips, Dimensionals, Paper Piercer, Vintage Brads, Dimenisionals

Monday, May 17, 2010

Way to Go

Graduation is definitely upon us. This is a simple card that can easily be changed to any school colors you need. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Close to Cocoa & Ruby Red (RETIRING), Basic Gray & Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
Ink: Close to Cocoa & Ruby Red (RETIRING), Basic Gray & Basic Black
Stamps: Starring You
Accessories: Lg & Sm Star Punches, Crimper, Jumbo 5/8" Neutral Brads, 1/16", Dimensions

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Mother's Bracelet

I created my own mother's bracelet. I wanted to keep it simple so I just opted for a colored background with just a cute little face stamped on it. On the backside, I just stamped each kiddo's first inital to complete the bracelet. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue
Ink: Basic Brown
Stamps: All in the Family, Straight Up Alpha (retired)
Accessories: Simply Adorned Bracelet and 5/8" squares

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Shirt & Tie

Love this amazing swap! Perfect for Father's Day or any other special card you need for the special man in your life. This card is embossed with the a texturz plate which gives it the perfect dimension. Order your supplies here.

Friday, May 14, 2010


The color spritz seemed to be the tool of choice for our swaps and demo projects this month :) This swap has a great spritzed background with color. Order your supplies here.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


I've been debating this stamp off and on all year! And it's totally because of this card that's always on the front cover. Now I'm being pushed even more over the edge when I got this as a swap this week at my demo meeting. What a fun card. Order your supplies here.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


When I saw the "Presto Patterns Specialty DSP" in the Summer Mini, I was very anxious to try it out. When I taught the Smooch class last week, I tried this new paper with the Gold Glow Smooch Spritz. I LOVE the subtle effect of the spritz. Spritz it on the paper and then buff with a paper towel. This paper is going to be fun to create with! Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Taken with Teal, Presto Patterns Specialty DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Gray, Taken with Teal, Handsome Hunter, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red
Stamps: It's the Thought
Accessories: Uniball White Gel Pen, 1 3/4" circle punch, dimensionals, AquaPainter, Gold Glow Smooch Spritz

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Stencil Smooch

I got the new stencil in the Summer Mini (my first stencil), and I love the possiblities! I paired it with the new Smooch Spritz. The secret with this card is less is more! Just two squirts did the job. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Very Vanilla
Accessories: Mostly Vintage Decor Stencils, Silver Foil Smooch Spritz, Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon

Monday, May 10, 2010

May Stamp Camp

Join me Friday night for this month's stamp camp celebrating the retiring colors. You'll love creating ten of these fifteen cards. There's everything from Father's Day cards to baby cards to birthday cards. All supplies are included except adhesive. Please bring your own. Cost: Stamp Club Members--$20; Customers/Guests--$25. Bring a NEW stamping friend, and you'll both receive a $5 discount. RSVP today!

Masculine Tree

I had to use the same sketch I used for a Mother's Day card for a Father's Day card. It's fun to use the smooch spritz even on a masculine card :) Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Old Olive, Close to Cocoa
Ink: Old Olive, Close to Cocoa
Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz

Sunday, May 9, 2010


I started seeing these pansies pop-up on a few stamp blogs so when Emily came to stamp this past week, I was determined to use it. If you can't tell, each pansy is created using two butterfly punches layered together. We sponged ink on them with the sponge daubers and then drew a few lines on them with coordinating markers. These remind me so much of my grandma! I definitely need to make her a card using this idea :) Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Whisper White
Ink: Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango
Stamps: All Holidays,
Accessories: Butterfly Punch, Crushed Curry Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Sponge Daubers, Dimensionals

Saturday, May 8, 2010

For You

I love the new Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder now available in the Summer Mini. It has AMAZING texture. This was the second card we made a technique night. It also uses the Log Cabin Smooch Spritz and the new mini vintage tags. So fun! Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Kraft, Ballet Blue
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Ballet Blue
Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Log Cabin Smooch Spritz, Mini Vintage Tags, Dimensionals, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Folder, Big Shot

Friday, May 7, 2010

Teacher Appreciation Gifts

I made these quick vases for my kids' teachers. They are filled with an assorted package of Hershey Kisses. The flowers were punched from DSP that was a SAB gift with the Full Heart punch. Love how easy these fun gifts are :) Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: DSP (Retired), Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Stamps: Thank You Kindly
Accessories: Full Heart Punch, Small Heart Punch, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Pop-up Glue Dots, 3/4" circle punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, Crop-a-dile, Vase, Kabob Sticks (Skewers), Hershey Kisses

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Have you sent your Mother's Day cards out yet? Tonight we will be making this card at technique night! I love the shimmer effect the smooch spritz gives this card. Do you see anything else from the summer mini on this card?? Check out the bitty flower button and the itty bitty flower that's punched out behind the button! LOVE the new Bitty Buttons and the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack! Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Rose Red, Regal Rose, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Rose Red, Regal Rose
Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers, All Holidays
Accessories: Bitty Buttons, Itty Bitty Shapes, Big Shot, Top Note Die, Vanilla Shimmer

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Retiring Colors

Say good bye to our retiring colors!

Join me for stamp camp on Friday, May 14. We'll be creating 10 cards from 15 card choose which ones you want to do. RSVP today!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Clear Mounting Wood Mount Stamps

During SAB, I was able to get many of the Extreme Sports stamp sets. I wanted them to all be grouped together in my storage, and I wanted them to take up as little room as possible so I wanted them to work with my clear blocks. Here is what I did:
Since the stamps are all die-cut now it makes it fairly easy to do. The first step is to punch out the die-cut stamp.
Hold stamp over the sticker label and then cut around the sticker. Remove both sticky backings.
Attach sticker to stamp and trim any more edges that need to be trimmed.
Add a layer of tombow multipurpose adhesive on top of the sticker.
Set aside to dry. I let mine sit out over night.

Place label stickers on clear storage container and add stamps. Perfect for your clear mount collection :) This can also be done with stamps you already have mounted...just stick the block in the microwave for a few seconds no more than ten, peel off the stamp and sticker, and continue assembling.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Summer Mini Items

Be sure to visit the Stampin' Up! YouTube channel to see some of our great new Summer Mini items. You'll love the inspiration

Saturday, May 1, 2010

I Scream, You Scream,

We all scream for ice cream! I love this fun new set in the Summer Mini. I know that will be my go-to set for the next little while. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Kraft, So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Tall Tales DSP
Ink: So Saffron, Close to Cocoa (retiring in June)
Stamps: Sweet Scoops
Accessories: Dimensionals, Choc. Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Hemp Twine, Mini Library Clips

May Newsletter

Happy National Scrapbooking Month, Friends!

My goal for the month is to finish Sydney’s first year scrapbook…I’m telling you so I’ll actually do it.  What are your scrapbooking goals for the month? Join me for the Wednesday WOW on May 5 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. to work on any stamp project you might have. Come and stamp with friends for FREE. Please bring all of your own supplies. My stamps and ink will be available for your use. Stampin’ Up! is giving you an extra incentive this month. When you purchase a qualifying product, you’ll receive your choice of designer brads.
Stamp sets
Page Description Wood-Mount Item Wood-Mount Price Clear-Mount Item Clear-Mount Price
81 Extreme Elements 115181 $26.95 --- ---
119 Framed with Love** 114389 $27.95 --- ---
128 Certified** 113706 $27.95 --- ---
129 Circle Circus 115778 $28.95 --- ---
12* Elements of Style 118611 $27.95 120045 $19.95
13* Mementos 119910 $27.95 120105 $19.95
13* Elements de style 119900 $27.95 120099 $19.95
14* Rough Type 118659 $26.95 120072 $18.95
22* Sentimental Journey 118513 $23.95 120075 $17.95
25* First Day 118521 $23.95 120051 $17.95
25* Camino a la Escuela 120152 $23.95 120154 $17.95
*From Summer Mini Catalog
**Last Chance stamp set!
My Digital Studio software
Page Description Item Price
32* My Digital Studio 118108 $79.95
*From Summer Mini Catalog

Designer brads
Page Description Item Retail Price Price with Qualifying Purchase
179 Flower Designer brads 112579 $5.95 FREE
179 Filigree Designer brads 112577 $5.95 FREE
179 Circle Designer brads 112571 $5.95 FREE
179 Star Designer brads 112572 $5.95 FREE

Do you have so much to do that you want an automatic 20 percent discount on the supplies you purchase? Sign up to be a demo, and you’ll receive two FREE technique DVDs from SU! I buy these DVDs at convention, and I use the techniques from it through out the year at my stampin’ classes. You can never learn enough techniques 

Did you receive your Summer Mini? I’m so excited about the new products offered in it. Join me on Thursday, May 6, at 7 p.m. to try out the new Smooch Spritz. This will be the HOT new item for this mini. We’ll be creating 2 projects with this fun new toy. RSVP by Tuesday, May 4. Fee: Club Members-FREE; Customers-$7.

We need to use the colors that are retiring before they are GONE! May’s stamp camp will be a Stamp-a-stack using the colors that are retiring the end of June. Fifteen cards will be available for you to choose from to make ten cards with envelopes. All supplies are provided except adhesive. Please bring your own. Friday, May 14, at 7 p.m. RSVP by Monday, May 10. Fee: Club Members-$20; Customers-$25. Remember to start stocking up now on retiring colors! You don’t want to be without ink refills and extra cardstock for your stash.

My special for the month is receive a FREE stamp set from my retired stamp sets box for every $40 spent. This offer will include stamp club purchases. First purchase gets first pick. I’ll send out a list of retired stamp sets/hostess stamp sets that I have available by the end of today.

Happy May!