Thursday, March 31, 2011

Flower Inspiration

This card was inspired from the front of the Occasions Mini.  I was very hesitant about ordering this stamp set and matching punch....but I've seen SO many cute ideas that I just had to get it.  You can order from the Occasions Mini through April 30.   Don't have an Occasions Mini yet?  Contact me and I'll get you one sent in the mail.  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait, Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant, Daffodil Delight
Stamps:   Build a Blossom, Fabulous Phrases
Accessories:  Big Shot, Framed Tuilips Impressions Folder, Scallop Circles #2 Die, Blossom Petal Punch,  Brights Buttons, Hemp Twine

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Bird Bliss

Today I needed some inspiration so I looked through the Occasions Mini for some ideas.  This card layout was on a 3x3 card in the Mini but I made it into a full card using one of the Sale-a-bration stamp sets.  Only two days left to get this cute stamp set!  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Peach Parfait, Real Red, Baja Blue, Whisper White
Ink:  Peach Parfait, Real Red
Stamps:  Bliss, Occasional Quotes,Confetti
Accessories:Itty Bitty Buttons, Itty Bitty Punch Set, White Gel Pen

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Don't miss Sale-a-Bration time!

Hi Stampers,

Sale-a-Bration comes to an end on Thursday, March 31.  Place your orders soon to take advantage of getting FREE product for every $50 you spend.  I’m hosting a Mystery Hostess from today through March 31.  For every $50 you spend from now through Thursday at 1 p.m., you’re name will be entered in a drawing to receive the FREE hostess $$ or the FREE hostess stamp set(s).  Two names will be drawn from the orders placed.  E-mail me or call me with your orders today (orders place online through the demo website will not be eligible for the Mystery Hostess drawing).  Check out the Sale-a-Bration Mini one more time before these stamps and products are gone.

Here’s a sneak peek of the April events:

Wednesday, April 6, 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, April 5.

Thursday, April 7, 7 p.m. Technique Night.  Create two projects using the Spring is Blossoming featured products (sneak peek from the new Idea Book & Catalog that will be released in July).  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, April 12, 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.

Friday, April 22, 7 p.m.  Stamp Camp.  We’ll be creating a gift pack of cards.  We’ll be making 8 matching cards with a card holder.  This will be a great Mother’s Day gift for your mom or the perfect gift for yourself.

Monday, March 28, 2011

It's BBQ Time...

The past week I've taken a bit of a break from stamping for some family time.  I had to do a bit of stamping over the weekend for an upcoming BBQ.  This is my favorite BBQ stamp SU! has offered so that's why I still use it :)
When you need to make a lot of invitations, layers isn't the easiset way to go.  Only a few more days left of Sale-a-Bration!  Order today to take advantage of this great special!  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Basic Black
Ink:  Basic Black
Stamps:  It's BBQ Time (retired)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Colored Windowpane

At a recent Stampin' Up! Regional, a demonstration was shown how to color the windowpanes using a reinker and rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball dabbed on the flat side of the windowpane.  For my classes this month, we've heated them up with the heat tool so we can keep on creating our project.  I LOVE this idea!  So fun to add some color to your project instantly.  Order your supplies here.

Cardstock:  Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Early Espresso, Rich Razzleberry
Stamps:  Tiny Tags
Accessories:  Decorative Label Punch, Big Shot, Polka Dot Impressions Folder, Rich Razzleberry Ribbon, Tombow Multi Adhesive, Beveled Windowpanes, Heat Tool, Rubbing Alcohol, Cotton Ball

Monday, March 21, 2011

Welcoming Cupcake

Our newest niece is lovingly refered to as Cupcake.  This is her welcome card.  It's a Z-Fold style card so it folds out leaving the cupcake attached to the front of the card and reveals the greeting underneath where the cupcake is covering when it's closed. Welcome, Baby! Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Regal Rose, Early Espresso
Ink:  Early Espresso (underneath the cupcake)
Stamps:  Something to Celebrate (underneath the cupcake)
Accessories:  Big Shot, Big Bold Cupcakes Sizzlits, Early Espresso Ribbon

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Punch Purses

I love using the punches for different uses.  I've seen these purses being created with the new cupcake punch and I couldn't wait to play with them!  Order your supplies here.

Cardstock:  Tempting Turquoise, Sahara Sand, Regal Rose, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Tempting Turquoise
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories:  Build-a-Cupcake, Lg. & Sm. Oval Punches, Crochet Trim, Pearl Accents, Dimensionals

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Baby Bundle

We used the sketch from the main catalog on p. 78 to design this baby card.  Since we were making multiples of this card, we needed to simplify the card in the catalog and came up with this card.  Since this card will be going in a gift package of cards, we wanted to make it neutral colors so it could be used for a boy or a girl.  Love how this card turned out!  I definitely need to pull out my watercolor crayons again...just got them all into their new storage cases....they look so pretty in there :)  Order your supplies here.

Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal (retired), Whisper White
Ink:  Crumb Cake, VersaMark
Stamps:  Baby Bundle
Accessories:  Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Dimensionals, Wide Oval Punch, Watercolor Crayons, AquaPainter, Scallop Border Punch

Friday, March 18, 2011

Birthday Wishes

This idea came from the front cover of the catalog.  I love how this card came together.  We used a retired package of Designer Series Paper...I believe it was the Sweet Pea DSP.  I can definitely see using this card sketch for a lot of cards.  How fun would this be for a Christmas card or any other holiday?  It would be a GREAT way to use up some DSP scraps that I of course have laying around!  Order your supplies here.

Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Sweet Pea DSP (retired)
Ink:  Regal Rose
Stamps:  Bring on the Cake
Accessories:  Big Shot, Top Note Die, Vintage Wallpaper Impressions Folder, Dimensionals, Decorative Label Punch, Pretties Kit (retired), Mini Glue Dots

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Birthday Spinner

This card was created using p. 11 in the Occasions Mini as a starting point.  We wanted this card to have more of a masculine feel to it so we used the Brilliant Blue (retired), More Mustard, and Real Red color scheme.  I don't get tired of this stamp set!  So many fun ways to use it.  Order your supplies here.

Cardstock:  Brilliant Blue (retired), More Mustard, Very Vanilla, Tart-n-Tangy DSP (I know that's not the right name but it's retired paper :)
Ink:  Brilliant Blue (retired), More Mustard, Real Red Markers
Stamps:  Take a Spin
Accessories:  Game Spinner Hands, Dimensionals

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


I designed a similar card for this month's stamp camp.  Last week we created this card that is perfect for all of the spring weddings that seem to pop up right about now.  Order your supplies here.

Cardstock:  Whisper White
Ink:  Silver Encore Ink (retired)
Stamps:  Occasional Quotes
Accessories:  Big Shot, Finial Press Impressions Folder, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Shimmer Paint, Rubbing Alcohol, Eyelet Border Punch, Rhinestone Brads, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip Pages, Circles #2 Die, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

With Love & Caring

My mom called over the weekend to let me know that my uncle's mother-in-law passed away.  I knew that I wanted to send a special sympathy card so I checked out this weekend's sketch here before I sat down to create the card.  I used the "Thanks for Caring" stamp set in the Occasions Mini to create this card.  I love how the butterflies turned out usin the pearl jewels. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Marina Mist Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler
Stamps:  Thanks for Caring
Accessories:  Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Impressions Folder, Brayer, Scallop Square Punch, Dimensionals, AquaPainter, Watercolor Crayons, Smooch Accent Ink Illuminate Top Coat, Pearl Jewels

Monday, March 14, 2011

Beveled Windowpane Flowers

This is another card created with the new Beveled Windowpane.  I've visited several blogs seeing how others have been using their windowpanes.  I really liked the way this demo used the ribbon to accent the windowpane.  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake, Neutrals Patterns DSP, Whisper White
Ink:  Crumb Ckae & Rich Razzleberry Markers
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes, Tiny Tags
Accessories:  Big Shot, Square Lattice Impressions Folder, Beveled Windowpane, Rich Razzleberry Grosgrain Ribbon, Hemp Twine, Neutrals Buttons

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Go Green

Our theme for this month's swap for our demo meeting was spring or spring holidays.  I love the use of this embosslit to create a clover for St. Patrick's day.  Get those GREEN cards made for Thursday! :)  Order your supplies here.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Mother's Day Love

I would love to give or receive this card for Mother's Day.  This is another swap card from our demo meeting.  I love the theme of the hearts, the color choices, the sparkle, and the overall girly feel of this card!  Order your supplies here.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Shadow Stamping

This week Emily & I stamped together to create some card packets.  Throughout the next few weeks, I'll show you the cards we created together.  We had one last card to design for the card packets, and Emily really wanted to use this stamp set that she had still unmounted.  So we set to work!   I LOVE how this turned out.  The shadow stamping technique is easy to get by stamping first in the crumb cake, cleaing the stamp, and then stamping again in Whisper White craft ink just shifting the stamp slightly to create a shadow.  Order your supplies here.

Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Basic Black
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White
Stamps:  Elements of Style
Accessories:  Lg & Wide Oval Punches, Dimensionals, Raven Lace Trim

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Movers and Shapers

Tuesday night at our demo group meeting there was a question as to how to use the Movers and Shapers die.  So I pulled out my die and created a quick card base.  As I was cleaning off my desk from the class, I assembled this quick card.  I forgot how much fun this die is!  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Peach Parfait
Ink:  Peach Parfait, Wild Wasabi
Stamps:  Silhouette Sentiments
Accessories:  Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (mixed with Rubbing Alcohol), sponge, Curly Label Mover & Shaper, Mover & Shaper Die, Big Shot, Curly Label Punch, Dimensional

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


March is one of those months when I need quite a few masculine card.  I used this card sketch to created this card.  I like these single stamps that are now available.  They make it perfect to create masculine cards in a snap.  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Bashful Blue, Brushed Silver, Whisper White
Ink:  Bashful Blue, Basic Gray
Stamps:  Extreme Dirt Bike
Accessories:  Basic Gray Taffetta, Sponge, Crop-a-dile

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

This is my swap card for tonight's demo meeting.  I really wanted to use a technique that I haven't used in awhile so I decided to emboss the flower in black embossing powder and then bleach out parts of the flower with bleach on a q-tip.  Such an easy technique that adds just the perfect touch.  I also used the glittery smooch accent ink over top (which you can't really see in this picture).  What are you going to be making for Mother's Day?  Start planning your project today!  Order your supplies here.

Cardstock:  Pretty in Pink, Basic Black
Ink:  VersarMark, Basic Black, Pretty in Pink marker
Stamps:  Because I Care (Hostess), Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories:  Basic Black Grosgrain, Black Embossing Powder, Illuminate Top Coat Smooch Accent Ink, Heat Tool, Color Spritzer

Monday, March 7, 2011

With Sympathy

This past week I was in need of another sympathy card.  This card came together pretty quickly.  The tinsel was added to the back of the circle after the edges were inked.  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Brights Patterns DSP
Ink:  Bashful Blue, Daffodil Delight
Stamps:  Thanks for Caring
Accessories:  Clear Tinsel Trim, Dimensionals, Sponge, 2 1/2" circle punch

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Easter/Mother's Day Stamp Camp

Yesterday you saw the sneak peak for this month's you get to see all 6 projects.
Contact me today to attend this fun class on March 11!!
We'll be creating 4 cards, 1 gift card holder card, and one mini Easter basket.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Now's the time to get started on those Easter and Mother's Day projects.  Be sure to join me March 11 for stamp camp.  We'll be creating 6 projects.  I was inspired by some designs on our demo only forum and came up with this soft Mother's Day card...
Sign up today for the class.  Cost is $20 for Stamp Club Members and $25 for Customers/Guests.  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Pink Pirouette, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink:  Basic Black
Stamps:  Eastern Blooms, Something to Celebrate
Accessories:  Big Shot, Framed Tulips Impressions Folder, Basic Pearls Jewels, White Gel Pen

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Happy March

Love this single stamp in the Occasions Mini Catalog.  Are you ready with your St. Patrick's Day cards and house decor?  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla, Subtles Patterns DSP
Ink:  Wild Wasabi
Stamps:  Lucky Shamrock
Accessories:  Crochet Trim, Dimensionals, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch