February 09, 2016

Cuppa Smiles


The sentiment in the stamp set, Suite Sayings, is so touching, don't you think? The cute mug is from A Nice Cuppa Stamp Set Bundle.  But I have to say, my most favorite part of the dies are the utensils.  I'm showing the spoon here, and it looks like a mini spoon.  I also cut out a fork and knife ... just because they were so stinkin' cute!  Now I'll have to figure out something to make using them.

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February 02, 2016

Rose Sympathy

The Rose Wonder stamp set bundle has so many possibilities.  This card is a result of "leftovers" from a previous card.  I used the insides of the yellow and green for another project, leaving the frame of the yellow and green for this project.

The rose is painted with clear Wink of Stella, adding just a bit of shimmer (hard to tell on the photo).

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January 29, 2016

Rose Frames



Love is in the air!  The roses in the 12" x 12" frames are a CASE, but they are just too cool to NOT copy, actually the card is a CASE as well.  These were very easy to make using the Spiral Flower die.  I used a two colors for each set.  The top roses are blushing bride and pink pirouette, mounted on a piece of early espresso from the Designer Series Paper Stack.  The bottom roses are cherry cobbler and rose red, mounted on Fancy Foil Designer Vellum.  I used my Silhouette machine to cut out vinyl for the "love".

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January 23, 2016

Botanical Edge Birthday

The new Botanical Framelits are fantastic!  My favorite one in the entire set is this edge framelit.  So simple and elegant.

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January 19, 2016

Birthday Balloons

The new Stampin' Up! Balloon punches are so cute.  There are actually two punches, but 3 balloons.  The tiny balloon is from the Party Punch Pack (which also includes a cupcake and candle), and the other balloons are from the Balloon Bouquet Punch.  The glitter paper is really pretty, but the pic shows it much darker than it really is (it's blushing bride, not red).  The confetti embossing folder is a nice backdrop.

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January 18, 2016

Sky is the Limit Birthday

Sale-A-Bration is in full swing!  This is one of the Sale-A-Bration stamps and paper that is available only through February 15th.  This is a great guy birthday card!  Remember, for every $50 you spend from either catalog (annual or occasions), you get a free item from marked items in the Sale-A-Bration catalog.

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January 11, 2016

Valentine Bloomin’ Heart

Hi Stamping friends.  Wow ... this has been some month!  Sorry for not posting sooner.  I have been very sick.  I even had to cancel and reschedule classes, something I hate to do!

So, I'm able to get back to stamping and playing with my new toys from the Occasions catalog.  This card I used the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlet die.  It's so intricate, but makes a beautiful statement.  It's hard to tell from the picture, but I put Wink of Stella over the heart and it is so much prettier in real life!

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January 05, 2016

Its here! The New Occasions Catalog! and Sale-A-Bration

The new catalog is here!  Check it out!  
Then see what you can get for FREE with our Sale-a-Bration items.


Click to view Occasions catalog  
Click to view Sale-A-Bration brochure



Here's the deal: for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it's the perfect time to purchase those products you've had your eye on while earning more products for free.

Note: Pages 4-15 of the Sale-A-Bration brochure show products available throughout the entire Sale-A-Bration sales period (January 5-March 31 2016); Pages 16-19 show limited-time products available only until February 15.* Watch for another batch of limited-time products coming February 16!  *Based on inventory, availability may be temporarily extended.
Need another excuse to get together with friends? Just host a qualifying party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you'll earn $25 more Stampin' Rewards! You can even apply your Stampin' Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself!

It's the best time of year to join Stampin' Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose $30 more of FREE products for your Starter Kit. Plus, the kit ships for free!





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December 26, 2015

2016 Calendar Class



Now with Christmas just behind us, The New Year will be here before we know it!  So, it's calendar-making time.  This is the calendar we'll be making in my upcoming classes held at my home:

Wednesday, December 30 -- 1:00 pm
Wednesday, December 30 -- 6:15 pm
Saturday, January 2 -- 9:30 am

If you're interested in making one of these, feel free to email me.  Cost is $20.  

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December 22, 2015

Snowman Nuggets

This is such a cute stocking stuffer!  It's a CASE but it was too cute to not copy.  The Snow Place stamp set bundle works perfectly for the top layer of the snowman.  The buttons are made with the black glitter paper.

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December 19, 2015

2016 Occasions Product Share


Many of you have been asking about my 2016 Occasions Catalog Product Share.  I'm all ready to take your reservations.  This is a great way to get a sampling of the new products and then decide which are your new favorites!

Here's what you get for $29.50 (plus $5.75 priority shipping):
  • Occasions 6"x 6" Designer & Specialty Paper Share (67 sheets)
    • 6 each of Birthday Bouquet, Botanical Gardens and Shine On Specialty Papers
    • 12 each of It's My Party, Love Blossoms, Have a Cuppa and Going Places Paper Stacks
    • 1 of Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper
  • Occasions Ribbon & Trim Share - (10 yards)
    • 2 yards each of Melon Mambo/Black and Mint Macaron/Black Twine (from Baker's Twine Combo Pack)
    • 2 yards of Pool Party 3/8" Glitter Ribbon 
    • 2 yards of Watermelon Wonder 1" Stitched Satin Ribbon
    • 2 yards of Bermuda Bay 1/8" Stitched Ribbon
  • Occasions Accessories Share (34 pieces)
    • (12) It's My Party Enamel Dots
    • (3) Honey Comb Embellishments
    • (2) Bow Paper Clips Embellishments
    • (2) Polka Dot Cone Cello Bags
    • (2) Botanical Gardens Jewels
    • (3) Have a Cuppa Embellishments
    • (10) Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit pieces
  • 12/31 Early Bird BONUS: your choice of 6-piece sampling of Sale-a-Bration "Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper or "Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper"
How to Reserve a Product Share
EMAIL ME with your product share reservation information listed below--please include the following information in your email:
1.  Full Name
2.  Mailing Address (US addresses only)
3.  Email address for Paypal invoicing (my preference, however, local customers can use check or credit card)

Reservations start today, and payments must be completed by January 4th to be included in the first round (NOTE: if your payment is made by December 31st, 2015, you will receive six 6x6" pieces of the Sale-a-bration Wildflower Fields or Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper).  The first round order will be placed on January 5, 2016 they should arrive around January 15th, providing there aren't any backorders.
 
After your reservation has been made you will be sent an invoice via Paypal, I will collect payments, place the order, receive the order, cut and sort all items included in the share, package the shares and mail them out.  This can take up to two weeks.


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December 18, 2015

Christmas Ornament


With Christmas fast approaching, I thought it was a good opportunity to show some of my Christmas cards.  This one features the Sleigh Ride thinlets (unfortunately no longer available).  The colors are marina mist, black and whisper white.  The ornament framelit was also used.

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December 13, 2015

Treat Bag Gift Card Holder


Gift cards are always a welcome gift for Christmas.  These gift bags work great!  This is one of the cards we made in our November technique club.

I know I won't be able to get to a video before Christmas, so here are the dimensions and general instructions:

Outside bag --
6" x 6" and 3" x 6" piece of  Merry Moments Designer Series Paper run through the Big Shot with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits.  The tag on the front is 2" x 4" Red Foil Sheet.  The top is punched with the Scalloped Tag Topper.  The silver glimmer bow is also cut from pieces of the treat bag thinlit set.  The "merry" is from the Christmas Greetings Thinlits Dies.

Inside gift holder --
3-1/2" x 5-1/2 whisper white scored at 1-1/4" on bottom.  The top is punched using the Curvy Corner Trio Punch (corners and slit for the ribbon).  The ribbon is tied at the top.  The bottom is folded up on the score line and is secured by a 1/2" x 6" piece of designer paper.  Simply wrap it around the back to the front.  Do not tape the pocket itself, because the card will not fit if you do.  Add a circle embellishment.  That's it!  Super easy!!

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December 08, 2015

Special Friends

My stamping journey for the past eight years has brought me lots of rewards.  These BEST reward has been the friends I have made along the way.  These beautiful flowers were from two my dear friends.  They sure know how to make me feel special!

How would you like to be a part of a similar journey?  Consider joining my team!  There are, of course, other benefits! Discounts, sneak peaks, and more .... check it out here.

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December 05, 2015

Shaving Cream Snow



November and December are typically my "slow" months.  Not so this year.  In addition to all the classes, I've been doing vendor/craft fairs (what was I thinking!!!)  This card is one of the November technique cards.....shaving cream.  I'm not sure when I'll be able to get to the video, but I'll do my best!

The colors are black, tempting turquoise and whisper white.  The refill colors added to the shaving cream are soft sky, marina mist and pacific point.  The stamp set is Flurry of Wishes punched with the Snow Flurry and Flower Medallion punches.

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