Saturday, March 31, 2012


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Friday, March 30, 2012

It's a Boy!

One of my friends asked me to make a baby boy card for her.  She wanted it as close to the "Baby Prints" card in the Occassions Mini Catalog (see p. 38).  I first created a sample in MDS to see what it was like and then set to work.  I didn't have the set from the Occasions Mini so I pulled out one of my favorite retired stamp sets "Cuddles & Tickles."  I used Pool Party as my base since that's what the Occasions Mini card used.
I couldn't resist using the AWESOME Sale-a-Bration DSP since it coordinates with the Pool Party card stock.  It turned out so cute. Only TWO more days to receive FREE Sale-a-Bration products!  Place your order today!  Order here.
Cardstock:  Pool Party, Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White, Everyday Enchantment DSP
Ink:  Pool Party
Stamps:  Cuddles & Tickles (retired)
Accessories:  Dimensionals, Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack, Scallop Square & Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punches

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Birthday Scraps

Just three more days to get this ADORABLE Designer Series Paper for FREE!
I just used scrap squares to create this simple birthday card.  You could create this card with any DSP scraps and for any season, holiday, or occasion.  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla
Ink:  Lucky Limeade
Stamps:  Happiest Birthday Wishes
Accessories:  Paper Piercer, Big Shot, Stars #2 Die, Dimensionals, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Easter Treat

This is a very easy treat holder.  It's just a piece of CS with the edge cut with the Adorning Accents Edgelits Die.  Fold over the edge and tie a ribbon around it.  Add candy to your cello bag and attach to the inside of the cardstock pouch.  Quick & EASY!  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Wisteria Wonder, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Wisteria Wonder
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories:  Cello Bag, Wisteria Wonder Ribbon, Sm. Oval Punch, Dimensional, Sticky Strip

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Butterfly Card

I used a the baby card from the Occasions Mini as the sketch for this card.  Once I chose my DSP, the card colors came together quickly.  We'll be using MDS at April's Technique Night.  Can't wait to show off this awesome product.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Treasure Hunt Notes

 For the birthday party, we had a treasure hunt.  It was the perfect reason to use my Big Shot to cut out the clues.  I can't get ENOUGH of these awesome Framelits.  I really hope SU! comes out with more shapes :)  I also made the center of the wreath using the Labels Collection.  I made matching ones for the food table as well.

Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Melon Mambo
Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits Dies

Friday, March 23, 2012

Party Favor Boxes

Today was birthday party day at our house.  So....CRAZY, busy day for me :)  (actually crazy, busy week for me)  I wanted to do a sweets bar as part of the party favors since Sydney decided to go with a Treasure Hunt rather than a pinata.  For Sierra's birthday, I bought little boxes for the sweets bar and then was disappointed that they didn't close very well.  So this time, I knew better and made what I really wanted!
I used the Box #2 die, stamped it with the Baroque Motifs flourish image in VersaMark, and then embossed with the Melon Embossing Powder.  It was perfect for her Barbie themed party!  Who doesn't love choosing your own candy to take home?  :)  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Basic Black
Ink:  VersaMark
Stamps:  Baroque Motifs
Accessories:  Big Shot, Sticky Strip, Box #2 Die, Melon Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Banner Birthday

I love the pennant punch.  It's especially easy to make a quick banner using DSP.  Black and white...gender neutral card! :)  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Neutrals DSP
Ink:  Basic Black
Stamps:  Upsy Daisy
Accessories:  Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Hoppin' Down the Bunny Hole

While on Pinterest a few weeks back, I found an ADORABLE bunny card that I had to case. 
I LOVE punches!  I'm not that creative when it comes to creating outside the box with punches....thank goodness others are.  This is a perfect card for Easter that's a little fun :) 
Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Twitterpated DSP
Ink:  Basic Gray, Blushing Bride Marker
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories:  1 3/4" circle, Boho Blossoms, Lg & Sm Ovals Punches, Dimensional

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Birthday Invite

Sydney has decided that she wants a Barbie themed birthday party for her first ever friend birthday party celebrating her fifth birthday.  At first, I really tried to talk her out of it.  The more I thought about it (and "researched" on pinterest, I knew I could probably pull it off.  I was inspired by this invitation and set to work using My Digital Studio to create her Barbie invite.
It totally fits her....a little wild but plenty of girly.  I had the perfect photo from our Christmas card photo shoot we did with the Nasfells.  I just changed the color and cropped it as a punch to fit inside the frame I made using punches.  Order your supplies here.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Recycled Banner

This year for the Cub Scout Blue & Gold Banquet we had a theme of resourcefulness.  Each of the boys had to bring a project they had created using recycled materials.  I figured it was only fitting that I decorate with materials that I had recycled as well.  Being boys, I couldn't add too many flowers so I thought this banner made out of newspaper was the perfect touch.
I was sure to use the words for the background and colored pictures for the letters.  I backed the pennants with scrap cardstock just to give it a little extra stability.  Banners are so quick and easy using the Big Shot and the Perfect Pennants Die (#123126).  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Scraps and Newspapers
Accessories:  Big Shot, Perfect Pennants Die, Serif Essentials Alphabet

Friday, March 16, 2012


If you know me at all, you know how much I love PUNCHES :)  A few weeks ago, Syd had a birthday party to go to.  Her friend loves Minnie Mouse so it wasn't hard knowing what to get her for her birthday.  Of course, we had to make a card to match.
Sydney thought it was perfect for her friend.  I love all the options punches give you.  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red
Ink:  Real Red
Stamps:  Happiest Birthday Wishes
Accessories:  Circle Punches, Heart to Heart Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Happy Birthday, Princess

This was a birthday party Sydney gave to her friend a few weeks ago.  It was perfect to match her new Cinderella Barbie.  It's fun to choose your colors based on your gift.  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Ink:  Bashful Blue
Stamps:  Happiest Birthday Wishes
Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits Dies, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Polka Dot Folder

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Treat

I needed a quick St. Patrick's Day treat holder.  I put this quickly together with two scallop circles with a mint patty in between.  I used the small heart punch to create a lucky clover, added a center using the circle from the itty bitty shapes pack, and drew a stem with the white gel pen.  Now I have a perfect treat for St. Patrick's Day.  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Garden Green, Whisper White
Accessories:  Scallop Circle, Small Heart, Itty Bitty Shape Punches, White Gel Pen

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


If you follow me on pinterest, you saw me pin this awesome sketch from a weekly MDS blog hop.  I couldn't stop thinking about it and had to create a page using the sketch.
It inspired me so much that I've been playing around with My Digital Studio quite a bit lately.  I had so much fun creating Syd's birthday invitation.  I was so pleased with the results.  I'll show you that next week.  More and more of you have been asking about My Digital Studio.  If I can figure out how to connect my computer to the TV, I'll show you a couple things at our next Technique Night.  If you've purchase MDS from me already or you are a club member, you can attend this class for FREE.  Mark April 5 on your calendar for some My Digital Studio fun!  Order your supplies here.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Luck Photo Frame

I'm caught up on life again so I can once again commit more to my stamp blog.  I'm hoping by setting a blog schedule, I'll be more consistent again at posting (but of course as is busy so I can't promise this will happen every day but I'll do my best).

Monday-Big Shot Monday
Tuesday--My Digital Studio (New MDS downloads are available on most Tuesdays)
Wednesday--Holiday Wows
Thursday--Birthday Party
Friday--Friday Fun

So here is my first Big Shot Monday.  When I took down my Valentine's decorations, I quickly realized I had very little to decorate with for St. Patrick's day.  When I was cleaning, I discovered a frame I had put away last fall sometime and decided since I missed putting it up for Valentine's Day (it use to say love in the squares), that I would re-do the inside for St. Patrick's day.
It looks great in our entertainment center along with the other couple St. Patrick's Day decorations I have :)  I used the Big Shot to cut out the scallop rectangles and of course the letters.  I can EASILY change out the letters and colors for the next holiday thanks to the Big Shot.  Order your supplies here.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Friday's Stamp Camp

Here are the last 5 cards that will be offered at Friday night's stamp-a-stack stamp camp. You'll create 10 of the 15 designs offered. You must RSVP by Wednesday for this great class! All supplies are included except adhesive. Please bring your own. Fee: Stamp Club Members--$20; Customers/Guests--$25.

Friday's Stamp Camp

Here are 5 more of the cards that will be offered at Friday night's stamp-a-stack stamp camp. You'll create 10 of the 15 designs offered. RSVP today for this great class! All supplies are included except adhesive. Please bring your own. Fee: Stamp Club Members--$20; Customers/Guests--$25.  One more post will be posted today containing 5 of the card designs that will be offered Friday.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Friday's Stamp Camp

Here are 5 of the cards that will be offered at Friday night's stamp-a-stack stamp camp.  You'll create 10 of the 15 designs offered.  RSVP today for this great class! All supplies are included except adhesive.  Please bring your own.  Fee:  Stamp Club Members--$20; Customers/Guests--$25.  Two more posts will be posted tonight and tomorrow each containing 5 of the card designs that will be offered Friday.

Thursday, March 1, 2012


The Simply Scored Diagonal Plate (Item 125586 $11.95)!  Create score lines for envelopes, boxes, and more!  Watch the video on this amazing product. 

**Sits on top of the Simply Scored base.
**Held securely in place by rubber pads on the back of the plate.
**Has etched grooves every 1/8".
**Can score any size card stock up to 12" x 12".
**Includes instructions for creating common envelope sizes.
**Coordinating products include
  • Simply Scored (item 122334)
  • Simply Scored Place Markers (item 125625)
  • Simply Scored Stylus (item 125624)
  • Bone Folder (item 102300)