Monday, April 30, 2012

Little White Purse

Today is the LAST day to order from the Occasions Mini catalog, as well as, from the Summer Smooches sneak peek.  I'm in love with this purse die...and can't get enough of it!!!!  Contact me TODAY if you want to order from the mini or from the sneak peek.  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Whisper White
Accessories:  Big Shot, Purse Die, Boho Blossoms Punch, Sticky Strip, Finial Press Impressions Folder, 5/16" Neatrals Jumbo Brads

Friday, April 27, 2012

Flowered Doily

Upsy Daisy is one of the stamp sets that's retiring at the end of May!  It's been a stamp set that I haved used a lot.  I've used it for many occasions...birthday, thank you, even sympathy cards.  It's definitely a stamp set that I'll miss using often!  Don't miss it before it's gone!  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Certainly Celery, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Ink:  Certainly Celery, Early Espresso, Blushing Bride
Stamps:  Upsy Daisy
Accessories:  Big Shot, Doily Die, Blushing Bride Ribbon, Sponge

Thursday, April 26, 2012

It's your day!

I saw this idea online and couldn't wait to use it!  Punch out one Blossom Punch, three Modern Label punches, and one Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch.  I wanted to use this DSP so that's where I got my color scheme from.  I love using White Craft ink on the dark colored cardstock.  It really makes the greeting stand out!  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Going Gray, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Real Red, Twitterpated DSP
Ink:  White Craft Ink
Stamps:  Happiest Birthday Wishes (hostess)
Accessories:  Blossom Punch, Modern Label Punch, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch, Brights Buttons, Mini Glue Dots, Uniball White Pen

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Retiring Accessories!

Here is a list of the retiring accessories and Definitely Decorative.  Some of the accessories are being offered at discounted prices so don’t miss out!!!!  Retiring accessories are only available while supplies last.  Contact me today to place your order or place your order here
We’ll celebrate the retiring sets in May with two classes.  May 3 at 7 p.m. is Technique Night.  We will be using the Diagonal Plate that goes with the Simply Scored Tool.  We will be completing 2 projects that night which will also featured stamp sets that are retiring.  Cost:  Stamp Club Members—FREE; Customers/Guests—$7 ( FREE for those who place a $40 order on the night of the class).

May 11 at 7 p.m. Stamp Camp.   Fifteen card designs using the retiring stamps will be available where you will make ten of the cards.  Cost:  Stamp Club Members—$20; Customers/Guests—$25 ($20 for those who place a $40 order on the night of the class).

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Digital Ship

One thing I love about MDS is being able to resize an image, print it, watercolor it, and add it to a card.  I did just that with this card!  So fun!  What image would you love to resize, print, watercolor, and use?  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Confetti White
Ink: Island Indigo, Baja Breeze, Real Red
Stamps:  Open Sea (Digital Download)
Accessories:  MDS, circle punches, aquapainter, Dimensionals, Island Indigo Ribbon

Be sure to check out today's newest digital downloads!  I had to have the background stamps!!!!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Bridal Shower

Friday we ended up going to UT for two days for funeral services for Dave's Great Aunt.   It was a very quick trip but a needed trip :)  Saturday my mom hosted a surprise bridal shower for my youngest sister who is getting married in June.  I couldn't make it so I wanted to at least be a part of it.  So I created these to send to my mom for the party fun.  Twenty five little purses....
 and a love banner.
I love creating with the Big Shot!  I  was able to sit down one evening and complete both of these projects in just a couple hours.  How did I ever craft without the Big Shot?! :)  Order your supplies here.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Birthday Wishes Striped Flowers

I saw this idea online and loved the concept.  I believe the one I saw originally was with ribbon, but I decided to use the BEAUTIFUL Summer Smooches DSP for this project :)  I see this project idea working for a lot of punches!  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Summer Smooches DSP
Ink:  Calypso Coral
Stamps:  Bring On the Cake
Accessories:  Blossom Flower Punch, Neutrals Buttons, Calypso Coral Ribbon, Big Shot, Finial Press Impressions Folder 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Happy Mother's Day Flower

I am loving the Summer Smooches DSP which you can clearly see from the projects I've been creating lately.  I love the color green so this is one of my favorite sheets in the package.
It's perfectly fresh and has a beautiful spring look to it!  Mother's Day is just around the corner so be sure to start your projects now!  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Summer Smooches DSP, Lucky Limeade
Ink:  Lucky Limeade
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories:  5-Petal Flower Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Paper Piercer & Mat, Summer Smooches Fabric Brads

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Using MDS to create a card you can duplicate

Yeah...I know...long title...but I didn't know what else to say.  I love creating projects in MDS first so I know what I'm going to actually create once I sit down with my real supplies.  I created this project first in MDS.  For this month's MDS class, I created this card using the Summer Smooches DSP and brads.
 Here's what the adorable card looks like made with our products :)
It's an easy way to plan a color layout or swap out colors by using MDS first to create your creations. 
Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Summer Smooches DSP (I used the "picker" option in the MDS card that's why the yellow looks so different)
Ink:  Whisper White
Stamps:  Bring on the Cake
Accessories:  Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Square Punch, Circle Punch, Summer Smooches Fabric Brads

Monday, April 16, 2012

Butterfly Thank You

I can't ever get enough of using the Big Shot.  It's definitely my go-to tool!  On this card I used it 4 times :)  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  More Mustard, Elegant Eggplant, Garden Green
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories:  Pearl Jewels, Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folders, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Adorning Accents Embossing Folders

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Going, Going...GONE!

Don't miss the list of retiring stamp sets!  Some of my favorites are going.  You have until May 31 to order these retiring sets.  Order them now :)  May's stamp camp on May 11 at 7 p.m. will be featuring retiring stamp sets.  Fifteen card designs will be available for you to create ten cards.  Of course you can RSVP now to reserve your spot. 

Friday, April 13, 2012

Love Birds

When I first saw this bird card, I knew I had to re-create it.  I embossed the bottom part of the card under the ribbon.  I love the bird peeking through the hole in the front of the card. I want to try this card with the owl punch, too :) 
Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Marina Mist, Garden Green, Blushing Bride
Ink:  Marina Mist
Accessories:  Pretty in Pink Tafetta Ribbon, Sponge, Bird Builder Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Punches, Big Shot, Heart Pressed Letterpress Plate

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Open Sea Birthday

My friend asked me to make some birthday cards for her husband from her girls.  I used the Twitterpated DSP to create the color palette for this card.  It was fun to use the circles to add more dimension to this card.  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Basic Gray, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Ink:  Basic Gray, Pear Pizzazz, Island Indigo
Stamps:  Open Sea, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories:  Circle Punches, Dimensionals

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Be Mine

Love the single stamps in the back of the Occasions Mini. For this card, I used the colors in the DSP which made it more masculine.  Be sure to check out these single stamps before the end of April! :)  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Island Indigo, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Twitterpated DSP
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Island Indigo, Riding Hood Red, Basic Gray Markers
Stamps:  Candy Conversation
Accessories:  Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon, Pinking Hearts Border Punch

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Easter Page

Hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend with those you love!  Be sure to check out the latest downloads here.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Flower Table Settings

For Easter dinner, I needed a quick decoration for our table.  I pulled out the Big Shot, the Flower Folds Die, and the Summer Smooches DSP!  I quickly made these for each table setting:

I just added a mini cupcake liner to the top of each flower and filled them with some yummy Easter treats.  They were the perfect accent to our Easter dinner table!  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Summer Smooches DSP
Accessories:  Big Shot, Flower Folds Die, Dimensional, Mini Cupcake Liner, Candy

Friday, April 6, 2012

Petite Purse

I am LOVING this die that's available with the Summer Smooches sneak peek.  I'm coming up with all sorts of reasons to create these adorable little purses!  (My mind is on overload right now with ideas :)  This is one of the six projects we'll be creating at the Mother's Day/Spring stamp camp on Friday, April 13.  RSVP quickly!  We'll be making two of these adorable purses.  They are perfect for a little treat or even for a fun little jewerly surprise.  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Rich Razzleberry, Summber Smooches DSP
Accessories:  Big Shot, Petite Purse Die, Brights Buttons, Sticky Strip, Uniball White Gel Pen

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Happy Birthday Sucker

I saw this idea here.  I decided it would be fun to try it with some of the In Colors.  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Whisper White, In Color DSP, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral
Ink: Island Indigo
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories: 1" Circle Punch, Island Indigo Ribbon (even though it doesn't look like it from the pictures, Modern Label Punch, Mini Glue Dot

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Hearts 4 You

This card could easily be used for Valentine's Day, an anniversary, or even for a wedding.  I love using the Petal Card Double Punch as a mini envelope.  The hearts are cut out using the Big Shot using the Fashionable Hearts Embosslits Die.  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Real Red
Ink:  Real Red
Stamps:  Tiny Tags
Accessories:  Petal Card Double Punch, Fashionable Hearts Embosslits Die, Big Shot, Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

April Fool's

I had to document Dave's best April Fool's prank yet using My Digital Studio!  Hope none of you were tricked by it :)  Order your supplies here.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Butterfly Banner

One of our friends was celebrating her 8th birthday over the weekend.  Her mom asked if I could make a butterfly banner for the garden themed party.  I knew just what to use for this fun banner!  I used  the Beautiful Butterflies Die.  After I cut out all the butterflies, I knew that I wanted to added some more dimension to the butterflies so I used 5 different embossing folders to make the butterflies POP!

Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Pool Party, Blushing  Bride, So Saffron, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade
Accessories:  Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies Die, Elegant Lines, Perfect Polka Dots, Elegant Bouquet, and Finial Press Impressions Embossing Folders, Sticky Strip, 1/16" Handheld Punch, White Ribbon (retired)

Sunday, April 1, 2012

April News, My Digital Studio Technique Night, & Spring Stamp Camp

Happy Spring, Stampers!

***April is the last month to order products from the Occassions Mini.  I can’t get enough of the Framelits & Edgelits Dies.  The pleated satin ribbon is beautiful in all four colors.  The blossom punch has been fun to play around with.  The Designer Series Papers are perfect for spring projects.  And the stamps????  Oh, my!  Please contact me now if you haven’t received an Occassions Mini yet.

***Stampin’ Up! has spoiled us and is offering a sneak peek of the new Summer Smooches suite which will be available in the 2012-2013 catalog.  Two of these products are ONLY available during the sneak peek from April 1-30.  I’ve attached the .pdf file for you to see these adorable products.

Bright Blossoms Wood-Mount Set
Bright Blossoms Clear-Mount Set
Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper
Daffodil Delight 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon
Summer Smooches Designer Fabric
Summer Smooches Fabric Designer Brads*
Summer Smooches Décor Stencil*
Petite Purse Bigz L Die
Summer Smooches Photobook Template
Summer Smooches Digital Kit
*Exclusive to the Summer Smooches Special Offer; will not be available in the 2012-2013 catalog.
Product Details:
·         Designer Series Paper coordinating colors: Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry.
·         Designer Fabric coordinating colors: Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango.
·         Fabric Designer Brads: 24 pieces, 8 ea. of 3 designs.
·         Summer Smooches Photobook Template and Digital Kit are My Digital Studio downloads

***Our current catalog will end May 31 rather than June 30.  This means the retirement list will be POSTED this month.  The Retired Stamp List will be released on April 15 and will be available through May 31, 2012. The Retired Accessories/Décor Elements Lists will be released on April 25. Retiring accessories and Décor Elements will only be available while supplies last, so you’ll want to place those orders early.   Stampin’ Up! has already announced they will be discontinuing the Simply Adorned and Décor Elements products.

***My Digital Studio Technique Night, Thursday, April 5, at 7 p.m.  We’ll be creating with My Digital Studio.  There will be a demonstration and if time allows, we’ll have some time to try the product hands-on.  We’ll create two projects that are hybrid using My Digital Studio.  This class is FREE for all customers and guests.  If you have your own copy of My Digital Studio installed on your laptop, bring it along to follow along during the demonstration.  Please be sure to check for the latest update for MDS before you come.  Please RSVP no later than April 3 so I know how many projects to prep.

***Spring Stamp Camp, Friday, April 13, at 7 p.m.  We’ll be creating six projects perfect for spring.  We’ll be creating projects for Easter and for Mother’s Day.  We’ll be using the Petite Purse Die for one of our projects.  You’ll love this cute new die!  Cost:  $20—Stamp Club Members; $25—Customers/Guests.  Please RSVP by April 11 so enough supplies are ready.  Three guests must attend in order to have this class.

Happy Stampin’, Friends!