August 31, 2010


Just a reminder ... today is the final day for the Summer Mini Catalog.  Check it over and make sure you've gotten everything you wanted.  If not, I have an order going in today, and I'll gladly add your order to mine.  Simply email me.

And, while you're browsing for cool stuff ... you might also want to check out the 60% off clearance items.  They've added some new items.  Great sale!

Have a great day!


August 30, 2010

Things I Love ... Chocolate

Here are three "chocolate" thank you cards that I made for a recent job interview (a chocolate company).  If I don't get the job, maybe they'll be interested in my cards to send to customers.  We'll see.

The cards, as usual, are prettier in real life.  The chocolate circles are all embossed using chocolate chip craft ink and clear embossing powder.  The card stock is early espresso, cherry cobbler, very vanilla.  Different embossing folders were used for each card ... elegant lines, polka dot, finial press, and square lattice.

Products used on this project – CLICK HERE to buy them NOW!

Stamp Set: Things I Love
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, Clear Embossing Powder
Card Stock:  Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Extras:  Embossing Folders -- Elegant Lines, Square Lattice, Polka Dots, Finial Press, Punches -- 1" & 1-1/4" circle punch, eyelet border and scallop trim border, Ribbon -- Cherry Cobbler seam binding (order September 1), Very Vanilla Taffeta ribbon


August 26, 2010

One Layout Two Cards

This layout was taken from one of the shoebox swap cards that I made during convention.  The colors on the left are exactly what we made at that time.  The colors on the right work perfectly with the Jolly Holiday Designer Specialty Paper.  The colors are (left), crumb cake, concord crush, pear pizzazz, poppy parade; (right) crumb cake, old olive, and cherry cobbler.

The stamp sets are Just Because and Contempo Christmas.  How fun!

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Stamp Sets:  Just Because, Contempo Christmas
Ink:  Poppy Parade, Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz, Cherry Cobbler
Paper:  In Color Designer Paper, Jolly Holiday Designer Paper, Crumb Cake, Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
Extras:  3/4" circle punch, 1/2" Poppy Parade Poly Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding (upcoming mini catalog -- can't wait to show you!).


August 19, 2010

Aviary Congratulations

Another step card.  I ran out of peach parfait, and needed another card for the girl's night out group, so I used River Rock, Concord Crush, and Very Vanilla.  This is such a fun card.

The Aviary set is one of those that I sort of liked in the catalog until I saw a few samples.  Now it's one of my favorites.

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August 18, 2010

Punch Posies Flower

This simple card is a total CASE from Dawn O.  It uses the two-tag die for the old olive banner.  The pumpkin pie flower is from the Punched Posies Hostess Level 2 in the Summer Mini catalog, which is ending in just a few weeks (August 31).  There are also additional hostess benefits this month ... hold a $350 workshop, and get an additional $25 in FREE bonus products.  That's $65 in FREE stuff!  I have a few dates available in August.  Email me to book yours today.  All it takes is getting about 5-7 friends together, and I do all the work.  Can it get any easier????

Stamp Sets:  Punched Posies (hostess level 2), Afterthoughts (hostess level 1 in IBC)
Ink:  Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie
Paper:  Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Island Oasis
Extras:  Two Tags Die, Scallop Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Pieces Punch Set, 3/4" circle punch, 5/8" old olive grosgrain ribbon

August 17, 2010

Baby Bundle Dresser Card

Isn't this just adorable.  I was in need of a baby shower card, so this is what I used. It's a CASE from Jackie Topa, using the same step card as the post yesterday.  I changed the colors a bit. The base is pretty in pink, and the bear is in close to cocoa (retired).  It's a little difficult to see, but the onesie is actually on a little hanger made from a paper clip.  What a fun card.

Stamp Set:  Baby Bundle, Baby Tees Wheel
Ink:  Pretty in Pink and Daffodil Delight Markers, Black Stazon
Cardstock:  Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Close to Cocoa
Extras:  Lil' Paws Embosslit, Word Window Punch (brown post), Modern Label Punch (drawers), silver brads, paper clip


August 16, 2010

Aviary Step Birthday

This Aviary set is so cute.  Gee, I've been doing a lot of whimsical cards lately ... so not my "style", but I sure am having fun with them.

The card is in Peach Parfait, Cajun Craze and Whisper White.  The frame is made using the ribbon border punch.  If you are interested in learning how to make this step card and frame, please leave me a comment below.  If enough people are interested, then I'll gladly do a video.

To order your Stampin' Up! supplies, click here.

Stamp Sets:  Aviary, Afterthoughts (Hostess Level 1)
Ink:  Cajun Craze, Peach Parfait
Card stock:  Peach Parfait, Cajun Craze, Whisper White
Extras:  Ribbon Border Punch, 1/4" Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon, 1" & 1-1/4" circle punches


August 13, 2010

Morning Cup

Another whimsical card for my Girls Night Out group.  The inside says "perk up".  The colors are cherry cobbler, whisper white, and basic gray.  The cherry cobbler scallop squares (die) and cherry cobbler ribbon are from the upcoming Holiday Mini that will be available September 1st.

One of the really cool advantages of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is that we get to preview the catalog AND order a month before everyone else does.  Have you considered becoming a demonstrator?
  • Receive 30% off your first order of $150 or more (or keep it as "instant income" from sales).  Redeem in the first 45 days. 
  • Get 20% off Stampin' Up! products or keep it as "instant income."
  • Earn additional income (called a volume rebate) on your monthly product sales of $400 or more.  Together, your instant income and volume rebate can reach up to 40% of your personal sales.
  • Pre-order select Stampin' Up! stamps, tools and embellishments a month (or more) before the customers sales period (often with additional discounts).
  • Earn free stamps with Stampin' Start, Sale-A-Bration and other promotions.
  • Qualify for cash bonuses, product bonuses, incentive trips and other awards.
  • Recruit and receive downline overrides based on your recruits' sales.
  • Earn free hostess sets and merchandise
  • Receive Stampin' Up!'s exclusive monthly demonstrator magazine, Stampin' Success.
  • Enjoy 2 free months of a personalized Stampin' Up! on-line store and blog (optional $12.95/mo. after trial).
  • Be inspired by video tutorials and project ideas on the Stampin' Up! demonstrator web site.

I'm going to make it even more inviting this month...everyone that joins my team in August will get $35 in FREE product out of the Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog.  When you join my team, send me an email with your choice of $35.  ( Please note that gifts are not ordered until the following month after you join and after the commission reports are available.)

To join, simply click here, and press "join now".  Password is "butterflybigshot"


August 12, 2010

Under the Stars Cheers

This card makes me laugh when I look at it.  This bear from Under the Stars, has such a goofy grin on his face.  Our Girls Night Out group wanted a few whimsical and guy cards.  This is one of them.

The background is soft suede and more mustard, with a little strip of crimped cherry cobbler.  The bear is stamped on soft suede, then colored with markers of soft suede and peach parfait, accented with a white gel pen on his teeth (it really accentuates his grin).  The beer is colored with more mustard and outlined with sahara sand to give it depth.  The little circles on the side are punched up with gold smooch.  Great way to add color without adding bulk.

To order your Stampin' Up! supply, click here.

Stamp Sets:  Under the Stars, Cheers to You
Ink:  Black Stazon, Markers -- soft suede, more mustard, peach parfait, sahara sand, white gel pen
Card stock:  Soft suede, more mustard, cherry cobbler, whisper white
Extras:  1" & 1-1/4" circle punch, Itty bitty shapes punch pack, gold smooch, crimper


August 11, 2010

First Day Back To School

Back to school ... already!  This would be a cute gift for students to give to their teachers on their first day of school.  The pencil has Mentos inside, a Rollo on one end for the eraser and Kiss on the other for the point.  The card is 4 x 4 using the stamp set First Day from the Summer Mini (which only has a few weeks left to order from).  The pencil on the card is from the word window punch and cut to a point.

The colors are Daffodil Delight, Real Red, and Black.

We are hosting a Mom & Me event to make this set on August 16 (9:30 am) or August 23 (6:30 pm).  If you are in the Milwaukee/Waukesha area and would like to join us, email me for the location and reservations.  Cost is $5 per person making the project. All materials provided.

To order supplies to make this on your own click here.

Stamp Set:  First Day
Ink:  Black, Markers:  Real Red, Blush Blossom, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait
Card stock:  Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Black, Whisper White
Extras:  1/8" Daffodil Delight Ribbon,  Punches -- 2-3/8" Scallop Circle, 1-3/4" circle, 1-1/2" circle (not SU), Small Heart, Large Oval, Scallop Oval, Small and Large Tag, Word Window

August 10, 2010

So Sorry

If this card looks familiar, it is made using the same layout as the poppy parade card a few days ago.  Our card ministry club was in need of sympathy cards, so this is what we made.  These colors are Baja Breeze (so glad they came back with it), and Soft Suede.  What a pretty combination.  The Just Because stamp set works great for this layout.  The sentiment is called In A Word, found in the Summer Mini ... which is ending on August 31st.  It has some great sets and supplies.  Check it out before it's too late!

Stamp Sets:  Just Because, In A Word
Ink:  Baja Breeze, Soft Suede
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Elegant SoirĂ©e Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla
Extras:  Kraft Taffeta Ribbon (retired), Large Scallop Oval punch, Large Oval punch


August 09, 2010

Owl Thinking of You

Isn't this owl just adorable.  He is made with the new Two Step Owl Punch in soft suede, whisper white, black, and Sunny Garden Designer Series Paper.  The wings are actually not part of the punch, rather cut from pieces of the scallop oval punch. The woodgrain background stamp adds just enough interest.  The other colors of the card are poppy parade and peach parfait.

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Stamp Sets:  Woodgrain Background Stamp, Trendy Trees (sentiment)
Ink:  Soft Suede
Paper:  Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Soft Suede, Sunny Garden Designer Series Paper, Whisper White
Punches:  Two Step Owl Extra Large, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle, 1-3/4" Circle, Scallop Oval, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Word Window, Modern Label


August 06, 2010

Razzle Dazzle Thinking of You

Crumb Cake, Pacific Point, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla and Blueberry Crisp are the paper ingredients for this card.  The Razzle Dazzle stamp set coordinates perfectly with the Blueberry Crisp Designer Paper.  When stamping the image, instead of stamping directly to the pad, I used the sponge dauber for the not quite navy and pacific point, and color the crumb cake flowers with the marker. 

The sentiment is from the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set.

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Stamp Sets:  Razzle Dazzle, Thoughts & Prayers
Ink:  Not Quite Navy, Pacific Point, Crumb Cake (marker)
Paper:  Note Quite Navy, Pacific Point, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Blueberry Crisp Designer Series Paper
Extras:  Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Scallop Oval Punch, Extra Large Oval Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Corner Round Punch, 3/8" Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon


August 05, 2010

A Wish for Peace

Yes, it's a little early for Christmas, but not for those who actually plan and begin making their cards early.  This card, made with A Wish for Peace stamp set is so much prettier in real life than the picture offers.  Using Whisper White it was die cut with the top note die and Big Shot, embossed on half using the square lattice embossing folder, then stamped with Black Stazon, and colored with old olive and always artichoke markers, accented with daffodil delight, tangerine tango, and crumb cake.  The two-way glue worked perfectly to add dazzling diamonds to the out branches. The dove is cut out, covered with dazzling diamonds, and mounted on a dimensional.  The marina mist cardstock is a beautiful contrast.

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August 04, 2010

Praying For You

This simple card is done in crumb cake (textured on one side with the square lattice embossing folder), and accented with not quite navy and blueberry crisp designer paper.  The sentiment is not SU, but it was needed for one of our card ministry classes.

If you are in the Milwaukee/Metro area and would like to start a card ministry class for your church, feel free to contact me.


August 03, 2010

Wellness Wishes Tissue Holder

This cute set would cheer up anyone if they were sick.  I found the template for the tissue holder online at SCS.  The Rose Red card stock is 4-1/4 x 11, scored at 6", 3-3/4", 3", and 3/4" on the long side.  Just fold on the score lines and tuck in the 3/4" along the back with Tombow glue. Decorate and punch large oval before gluing. 

The other colors are Pumpkin Pie, and accented with Sweet & Sour Specialty  Designer Paper.  It's not visible on the picture, but the spots on the DP actually have a textured finish.

The sad looking pooch is from the set Wellness Wishes, punched out with the 1-3/4" circle punch, surrounded by the new 2-3/8" scallop circle punch.  The background on the pumpkin pie is embossed with the new Elegant Lines Embossing Folder.

The little 3 x 3 card is the perfect sidekick for the holder.

To order your supplies, click here.

Stamp Sets:  Wellness Wishes, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Just Because
Ink:  Black Stazon, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, Sahara Sand marker
Paper:  Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Sweet & Sour Specialty Designer Paper
Extras:  Punches -- large oval, 2-3/8" scallop circle, 1-3/4" circle, itty bitty shapes, 1-3/8" circle, word window, modern label, Tombow Mono Glue


August 02, 2010

Just Believe

Just Believe -- this stamp set was one of the sets we received at Convention.  I love this color combination of Poppy Parade and Peach Parfait.  The Sunny Garden Designer paper just pulls all the colors together.  The 2-3/8" scallop punch is large enough to hold a good size sentiment -- this one is from the Refuge and Strength set (retired).

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Stamp Sets:  Just Believe, Refuge and Strength (retired)
Ink:  Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait
Paper:  Sunny Garden Designer Paper, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Whisper White
Extras:  2-3/8" scallop circle punch, 1/4" Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon