Monday, January 31, 2011

Thinking of You Vintage

Sadly, I feel like I should make a stash of sympathy seems I've had a need for a lot more of these types of cards lately.  This DSP has been sititng on my desk for awhile, and I just had to use it.  I aged the paper first by crumpling it up and then I used the distressing kit to add a bit of color and to rough up the edges.  I used the ink on the ribbon as well.  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Newsprint DSP, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Tea Stain Distressing Kit Ink, Basic Black
Stamps:  Stem Silhouettes
Accessories:  Crochet Trim, Distressing Kit, Word Window, Modern Label, and Curly Label Punches, Dimensionals

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Today is my good friend's birthday.  I met Melissa when we first moved to CA in 2000.  We were instant friends.  Even though she moved to Florida in 2007, we still keep in touch.  She's such a great person, and she's very crafty!  I originally signed up as a demo under her in 2004.  After moving to Florida and dealing with life there, she let go of her demoship but she REJOINED this past summer!  So now I even have more to look forward to at Convention 2011!!!!   Instead of tears of sadness that were shared at Convention 2007...there will be very happy cheers shared!  Can't wait to see you in July! :) Hope you have a fabulous birthday, deserve it!  Order your supplies here.

Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, Confetti Cream
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo
Stamps: Bring On the Cake
Accessories:  5-Petal Flower Punch, Dimensionals, Pearlized Smooch Accents Ink, Big Shot, Brayer, Finial Press Impressions Folder, Neutrals Brads, Paper Piercer

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Cupcake Birthday

I needed to make a few birthday cards so I decided to participate in the Stamping 411's Saturday Sketch.  I really like how this card turned out and will be perfect for the teenager that it's going to.  I've been on a kick lately to use the smooch accents lately...can you see the sparkle on the sprinkles and the flame?  Just the right touch!  This color combo came from the Color Coach!  I also crimped the cupcake wrapper to add a bit more dimension.  I find myself using the buttons more now that they came in so many colors...I just wish they came in ALL of our colors.  The Crochet Trim was a bit too light so I sponged it up with River Rock ink to make it match better :)  Have a great day!  Check out the Stamping 411's sketch today!  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Elegant Eggplant, Melon Mambo, River Rock
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant
Stamps:  Bring On the Cake
Accessories:  Build a Cupcake Punch, Pearlized Smooch Accent, Dimensionals, Crimper, Crochet Trim, Sponge, Regal Buttons, Mini Glue Dots, Eyelet Border Punch

Friday, January 28, 2011

Spritzed Flowers

Another sympanthy card to share today.  These flowers were inked with markers and then spritzed with water.  I love the soft look this creates.  Order your supplies here.

Cardstock:  Riding Hood Red, Crumb Cake, Confetti Cream
Ink:  Riding Hood Red, Crumb Cake (markers)
Stamps:  Just Believe
Accessories:  Water Bottle

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Thinking of You

Over the weekend, we heard of the passing of a friend/mother of our former neighbors where we first lived when we moved here.  This lady was so very sweet.  I don't think I ever saw her without a smile on her face...she was always such a happy person.  We definitely need more people like that in our lives.  This card is for her family.  Order your supplies here.

Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake Stamps:  Just Believe

Accessories:  Big Shot, Square Lattice Folder, Brayer, Dimensionals, Crochet Trim

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Christmas Thank Yous

I finally got around to this project this week...Christmas Thank You cards.
I still had plenty of Christmas DSP so I cut it up and made this quick cards.  Monday night we sat down as a family and finished them up!  Such a relief to take these off my list :)  Up next...birthday thank yous for Sierra!  Order your supplies here.

Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Deck the Halls DSP (retired)
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Stamps:  Perfect Punches
Accessories:  Scallop Oval, Wide Oval, Dimensional

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

It's that time of year!!!!

Today’s the day! Sale-a-bration time has begun. For every $50 you spend, you’ll receive one sale-a-bration item. Orders are being placed as they are received. Order today through my website or e-mail me your order.

Sneak peak ahead to February…RSVP now for any events that you plan to attend.

February Classes

I plan to do two in-home parties this month! Contact me to schedule Valentine’s Day or spring projects with your friends at your home. J

Wednesday, February 2, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday WOW. Come and create your own projects and work with friends. Bring all of your own supplies. My stamps and tools will be available for your use. RSVP by Tuesday, Feb. 1.

Thursday, February 3, 7 p.m. Technique Night. Create two projects with new Game Spinner Hands in the Occasion Mini. All supplies will be provided including adhesive. Fee: FREE—Stamp Club Members; $7—Customers/Guests (FREE when you place a $40 the night of the class) RSVP by Tuesday evening.

Tuesday, February 8, 7 p.m. Demo Group Meeting. Join me and other local demonstrators for a night of fun. You’ll create 4 fun projects that will set you on the right track to get your Stampin’ Up! business started. Contact me for more information.

Saturday, February 12, 7 p.m. Stamp-a-Stack Stamp Camp. Get ready for the coming year! Fifteen all-occasion card designs will be available for you to create ten cards. All supplies will be provided except SNAIL adhesive. Please bring your own. Fee: $20—Stamp Club Members; $25—Customers & Guests ($5 off when you place a $40 the night of the class). RSVP by February 5.

Monday, January 24, 2011


I was anxious to try out this new letterpress background from the Occasions mini.  It leaves such a subtle impression on the cardstock...perfect addition to this card.  Order your supplies here.

Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Poppy Parade
Ink:  Poppy Parade
Stamps:  I {Heart} Hearts
Accessories:  Big Shot, Heart Pressed Letterpress Plate, Dimensionals, Lg. Heart Punch, Poppy Parade Ribbon

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Personalize Birthday

Yesterday the girls and I attended a birthday party for a new friend.  Not knowing too much about him, I figured a personalized card would be perfect.  It was a hit!  Order your supplies here.

Cardstock:  Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Subtles Prints DSP
Accessories:  Big Shot, Serif Essentials Alphabet Dies

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Quickie Birthday

I snuck in this little card in Sierra's lunch bag this week on her birthday.  She liked getting a special birthday card in her lunch :)  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Marina Mist, Subtles Prints DSP
Ink:  Whisper White Craft
Stamps:  Bring On the Cake
Accessories:  Wide Oval Punch, Dimensionals

Friday, January 21, 2011


One of my cousins will be leaving soon to serve a mission for our church in Portugal.  This is his congratulations card that's off in the mail to him.  He is one of my closer cousins...I feel like he's my little brother.  After I had graduated from the JC I had attended, I lived with their family for a few months until I could get into the apartment complex I wanted.  I spent a lot of time with him and his sister (she is currently serving a mission also...she's in Romania.)  It makes me very happy that he's chosen to dedicate the next two years to serve the Lord.  May God bless you, Boone!  Love you :)  Order your supplies here.

Cardstock:  Marina Mist, Whisper White, Subtles DSP Pack (Marina  Mist)
Ink:  Marina Mist
Stamps:  Perfect Punches
Accessories:  Modern Label, Scallop Oval, Wide Oval, Scallop Border Punches,  Marina Mist Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals

Thursday, January 20, 2011


Over the weekend, I attended a baby shower.  The gender of the baby is unknown so it was a little bit different for me to make a gender neutral card...but also very fun :)  We didn't know for sure whether J.R. was a boy or a girl before we had him so it was fun to reminisce those memories.  I used the same technique I used on the previous top note card with the DSP strips with the adhesive sheet.  This time I just got DSP that measured 2" x 2 1/2" and layed them on a piece of CS that measured 4" x 5" with an adhesive sheet overtop.  After running the DSP cardstock sheet through the Big Shot, I trimmed the edge of the Top Note and layered it on a Whisper White Top Note to make the lettering pop.  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Subtles DSP Pack (Pretty in Pink, Marina Mist, Certainly Celery), Brights DSP Pack (Daffodil Delight)
Ink:  None
Stamps:  None (Although, Sierra created matching wrapping paper that I forgot to take a picture of using the Baby Bundle stamp set and the colors from the DSP)
Accessories:  Big Shot, Top Note Die, Timeless Type Alphabet, Dimensionals

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

7th Birthday

It's birthday day at our house!  Sierra is celebrating her 7th birthday...just in case she hasn't told you :)  I used some of her favorite things on this card....the color blue, the Rhinestone Jewels (she ALWAYS begs to wear these as earrings), the crochet trim, the Big Shot, punches, and the spritzer was used for the background.  Happy Birthday, Sierra!  Order your supplies here.

Cardstock:  Real Red, Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Real Red, Bashful Blue
Stamps:  Bring On the Cake
Accessories:  Big Shot, Petal Cone Die (for the background scallop), 2 1/2" circle punch, Crochet Trim, Rhinestone Jewels, Spritzer, Itty Bitty Circle Punch

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Lovely Owls

Last swap card I received this month.  I love how you can create just about any effect with these punch owls.  I love the DSP to dress them up!  So cute :)  You can never use enough punches.  This demo used the Heart-to Heart punch and the Two-Step Owl punch to create this lovely card.  Order your supplies here.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Pink Thank You

This is also a swap card from our demo meeting.  I love the pink shades this demo used on her card.  So clean and crisp!  The centers of the flowers are raised.  I would assume she added crystal effects with glitter.  Perfect addition to this card!  I love the "out of the box" idea for the center flowers...they are a square stamp (For All You Do stamp set) and to punch them out w/ a circle is PERFECT!!!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Love Swap

The next few days I'll be showing swaps from our demo meeting this month.  Of course the cards were made with Valentine's Day in mind.
 This card is a perfect example with what can be created with the Filled With Love Bundle.  You can only order this bundle until January 24.  Don't miss out on this great special!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Warm My Heart

This is my swap from our demo meeting this week.  I go tthe idea from our demo magazine.  It was showcasing the technique of faux silk.  I planned to use the technique for my card but then I couldn't find my tissue paper so I opted to just use vellum over top of the stamped image to soften it.  If you look SUPER close you can see there are two eyelet border punched edges.  I really like this cute card layout. 
Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Poppy Prarie, Basic Black, Whisper White, Vellum
Ink:  Poppoy Prarie, Basic Black
Stamps:  Filled with Love  (Don't miss the special this month!!)
Accessories:  Eyelet Border Punch

Friday, January 14, 2011

Pink Cupcake!

I made this card for a friend of Sydney's.  I had to make it pink to match the wrapping paper :)  I layered the tops of the cupcake to add dimension to the card.  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Melon Mambo
Ink:  Basic Black
Stamps:  Bring on the Cake
Accessories:  Big Shot, Polka Dot Impressions Folder, Dimensionals, Build a Cupcake Punch, Raven Trim (from Holiday Mini)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Happy Birthday, Cake!

I knew when I got the new cupcake punch that I would HAVE to make a birthday card for my SIL with it.  She absolutely LOVES cake so it was very appropriate to use the cupcake punch.  This is the card that she'll find in her mailbox.  Hope it's a fabulous day, C!  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Stamps:  Bring On the Cake
Accessories:  Build a Cupcake Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Melon Mambo Ribbon (retired)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Birthday Cupcake

I needed a quick birthday card.  I couldn't wait to use my new cupcake punch!  I love it...especially the cute little sprinkles that be added on top of it.  I created another card with this same color scheme and punch for tomorrow as well :)  Order your supplies here.

Cardstock:  Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Stamps:  Bring on the Cake
Accessories:  Build a Cupcake Punch, 2 1/2" circle Punch

Monday, January 10, 2011


This is the second project we made at technique night this month.  It uses the new impressions folder in the Occasions Mini.  I've used a scrap of CS to create the back of the Top Note, layed a sheet of adhesive over it, layered on the DSP, and then cut it out using the Big Shot.  Makes this project very easy :)  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Newspaper DSP, Brights Patterns DSP, Subtles Patterns DSP
Ink:  Real Red
Stamps:  Filled with Love
Accessories:  Big Shot, Top Note Die, Framed Tulips Impressions Embossing Folder, Chantilly Crochet Trim, Pretty in Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, 3/4" & 1" Circle Punches

Sunday, January 9, 2011


When I started stamping again, I knew I wanted to start working on Valentine's Day cards but realized I haven't ordered any Valentine DSP yet.  I happened to look in the Play Date DSP package and found this CUTE heart paper!  Perfect!!!!  This greeting is first stamped in Pretty in Pink ink and then stamped in the Real Red ink.  I smoothed the line in between the two inks with a sponge.  I love the effect of the two-toned stamping :)  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Play Date DSP
Ink:  Pretty in Pink, Real Red
Stamps:  Filled With Love
Accessories:  Real Red Satin Ribbon, Brights Buttons, 2-way glue

Saturday, January 8, 2011

With All My Love Petal Cone

It's time to start thinking about what you'll give for Valentine's Day.  I love the new petal cone die in the Occasions Mini!  Perfect for putting in a little treat for the special day.  We made this project at technique night this month.  The glitter red paper was the perfect addition to this project!  Can't go wrong with sparkle...especially sparkle that doesn't rub off :)  Order your supplies here.

Cardstock:  Pink Pirouette, Glitter Red CS
Ink:  Real Red
Stamps:  With All My Heart, Lots of Hearts Wheel (retired)
Accessories:  Heart-to-Heart, Petal Cone Die, Sticky Strip, Pink Pirouette Ribbon, Dimensionals

Friday, January 7, 2011

Hair Bow Holder

While on vacation, my SIL showed me this cute Hair Bow Holder she had made for my niece. I couldn't wait to get home and make one. All you need is....
An Art Canvas...
And a staple gun (my hubby is very happy to have acquried a new tool :)  Then just staple the ribbon strips to the canvas sure to stretch the ribbons tight.  I chose to do mine in rainbow color.
 Syd and I had fun attaching all of their hair bows to it.  Here's how it looks on the girls' wall.  It's a nice addition of color to their bedroom :)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

This is why...

there haven't been any new posts lately. 

 My desk has looked like this since the week before Christmas.  I finally got a minute to organize and re-arrange yesterday.  Time to start working on those stamping projects!!!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

January Newsletter

Happy New Year, Stampin’ Friends!

Hope your 2011 is off to a great start. We had a great family vacation for the last week of 2010. It’s taking me quite some time to get back to the routine of life so I’m a bit slow on getting the January news to you…but here we are now :)  Hope you received your Occasions Mini AND your Sale-a-bration Mini by now. Aren’t they fabulous?!? You can begin ordering from the Occasions Mini on January 4. You can begin earning items from the Sale-a-bration Mini on January 25.

You can take advantage of the Filled with Love Promotion through January 24. Buy the Filled with Love stamp set and the Love Patterns DSP and receive a package of Bitty Buttons for FREE. Just in time to prep your projects for Valentine’s Day! You can order the bundle in clear (#124381) or wood (#124380) mount.

There will only be one class in the month of January. Thursday, January 6, 7 p.m. Technique Night. Create two projects with new product from the Occasions Mini. All supplies will be provided including adhesive. Fee: FREE—Stamp Club Members; $7—Customers/Guests (FREE when you place a $40 the night of the class) RSVP by Tuesday evening.