Showing posts from March, 2011

3/29 Only two more days!!

Only two more days  for you to place Sale-a-bration orders!! It all comes to an end on Thursday. Don't miss your chance to get your free Sale-a-bration rewards item for each $50 purchased in Stampin' Up! merchandise.

And, if you are planning to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, be aware that the Sale-a-bration discount of 15% will also end on Thursday, along with the Sale-a-bration product bonus as shown above. Please e-mail me if you have any questions about ordering product or about becoming a demonstrator. I'll be glad to answer your questions or assist you in placing an order or in becoming a demonstrator. So happy to be Stamping to Share!

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3/27 Stampin' Up! Create a Cupcake Bakery

Create a Cupcake is such a fun stamp set and when my customers saw the card that Chris Glebus made for one of my demo swaps, they wanted to make it, too! Their wish is my command! lol! This is one of the cards that we will make at my Perfect Match Card Class this coming week. It's girly-girly and I love it!

The inside of my card keeps the cupcake birthday theme going with another cupcake on the inside. Totally fun!

Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Stamps: Create a Cupcake (Wood Mount 121915, Clear Mount 121982)
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Pretty in Pink (100459), Bashful Blue (105120), Certainly Celery (105125), So Saffron (105118), Red Glimmer Paper for the candle and the cherry (121790)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908), Versa  Mark (102283), Real Red (103133)
Tools: Build a Cupcake Punch (121807), Word Window Punch (119857), Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882), Modern Label Punch (119849)
Accessories: Whisper White 3/8" Taffeta (109070)
Adhesives: Multi Purpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini…

3/24 Stampin' Up! Crosses of Hope

Earlier this week I had a Christian Inspiration Class and this is one of the cards that my customers got to make. We created an Easter Card, a Sympathy Card and two all occasion religious cards. This was one of our all occasions religious. You can see the other one HERE. One of my Stamping to Share Downlines, Mary Kiley, created this card as a swap for Regionals. It is so pretty with all the layers of white . . . I just had to case it for my class. Thanks, Mary!!

This is the inside panel. There are strips of white on white off to the left side and I used a flourish from the stamp set called Elements of Style to add a bit of pretty to bottom right corner.

Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Stamps: Crosses of Hope (Wood Mount 117136, Clear Mount 120567), Elements of Style on inside panel (Wood Mount 118611, Clear Mount 120045)
Paper: Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry (115658)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976)
Accessories: Rich Razzleberry 5/8"…

3/23 Cabin Stamping!

We have kids in different schools so we have to deal with Spring Break coming along at different times! So . . . if you are wondering about my lack of posting  . . .  that is why! We did manage to get away this past weekend to our cabin in Wisconsin where I did a little stampin' just for fun. The cabin is where I keep my retired sets, papers and colors. It's also where I put a bunch of non-SU stuff when I became a demonstrator a few years ago. When I stamp at the cabin, I get to play with some of my favorites from SU days gone by. Enjoy the tour down Memory Lane.

This sweet owl was retired only last summer. "Owl Together Now" is a great set. I love the "whoo-la-la!" sentiment!

Cards for Kids was a set from quite a while back. If I recall correctly, a portion of the sales from this stamp set went to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Painted Posies was either a hostess set or a Sale-a-bration set. I enjoy the sentiments in this set. One is "There's O…

3/18 Part 2 of Demo Meeting Swap Cards

Val runs a Day Care in her home and she chose to make some sweet charms to give to her little ones when they lose a tooth . . . which actually happens pretty often! Wouldn't these be darling on a scrapbook page to commemorate the occasion?

Dawn made this pretty card with Mother's day in mind. I love the way she used the Build a Brad in the center of her punched embellishment. It's just to easy to accessorize your cards with Stampin' Up!

Chris made this sweet windmill card. In all my years of loving Stampin' Up!, I don't think I've ever made a card like this . . . I'll have to find out how soon . . . what a great way to use up scraps!

Babies happen year around which makes this card a handy one to have on hand!  Mary even added a little Crystal Effects to the heart on the stroller for an extra touch of hand-crafted sweetness!

Judy put some love into this card as she carefully sponged each and every heart with a bit of Whisper White to make her 4-leaf clo…

3/17 Demo Meeting Swap Cards Part One

At our March Demonstrator Meeting we had a great swap theme: Exploring Embellishments! I challenged my Stamping to Share Team to use at least two different embellishments on each card. Here is the first half of our Swap Cards. I will share the second half tomorrow.

This card created by Terri Hall uses our fabulous Basic Pearls. The corner embellishments are created with the Scallop Trim Corner Punch. The textured surface of the card was made by using the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder and the Big Shot Machine.

This card by Mary Dagostino was our Contest Winner. We always pick our favorite from the bunch and that person gets to pick a present out of my Prize Basket. Mary is a brand new demonstrator, joining the Stamping to Share Team this past February. She picked butterflies prettied up with our Basic Rhinestones to embellish her card. The Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon adds an elegant touch. She selected her colors based on the paper in the Elegant SoirĂ©e Designer Series Paper …

3/15 Stampin' Up! Eat Chocolate

Raspberry and Chocolate Truffles! Who can resist? And, who can resist the East Chocolate stamp set found on page 30 of the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog? Certainly not me! The paper on this card is blends in so beautifully with the truffles. The card base is Bravo Burgundy. The next layer is Early Espresso accented with a strip of designer series paper from the Sweet and Sour Specialty Pack.

I created the raspberry coloring on the truffles by using a technique with a blender pen that removes the color from the inked up stamp. Then, before stamping it, you replace the color with a color of your choice using a marker. I've created a video so that you can actually see how this is done.

Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Stamps: Eat Chocolate (Wood Mount 121931, Clear Mount 122006)
Paper: Bravo Burgundy (105123), Early Espresso (119686), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Early Espresso (119670)
Tools: Paper Piercer to make a hole for the brad (116631), Decorative Label Punch (120907), Blender…

3/13 Stampin' Up! Afterthoughts

I saw a card by LeAnn Pugliese that I had to save to my favorites file. (My "bulging" favorites file!) I was inspired to see that LeAnn used the "negative" space from the flower die cut out to make her card so I decided to try it out, too.
I adhered the flower cut out to a medium weight window sheet. This allowed me create the illusion of a floating flower center. I used two designer series paper packs from the Occasions Mini. There's some lovely layering going on. You can probably tell that I was totally in the zone when I created this card. Everything came together for me in a manner of minutes. Love it when that happens!! 

The inside panel carries over some of the designer series paper and the sentiment is layered over punches for a more dramatic look.

Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Stamps: Afterthoughts Level One Hostess Set (Wood Mount 118388, Clear Mount 120121)
Paper: Not Quite Navy (101722), Baja Breeze (111352), Very Vanilla (101650), First Editions DSP (121…

3/11 Stampin' Up! Beautiful Butterflies Easter Basket

One of the perks of joining Stampin' Up! . . . whether a hobbyist or a business builder . . . is having access to thousands of ideas at our demonstrator only website called Stampin' Connection. This resource is absolutely addictive and I have to budget my time very carefully when entering that site! lol! However, there is another source of ideas that I often turn to and this one, too, is a treasure. It is called Stampin' Success . . . a monthly publication that Stampin' Up sends out to each demonstrator. When it arrives in my mailbox I stop whatever it is that I am doing and head for the easy chair. This is "my" time to admire, plan and be inspired by the beautiful artwork beautifully photographed and the many inspiring articles that help me manage my business. I love this monthly magazine and look forward to each issue. This beautiful butterfly Easter basket was totally inspired by the March issue of Stampin' Success.

I can't wait to teach my custome…

3/10 Stampin' Up! Just Believe & Crosses of Hope

Every March since becoming a demonstrator in 2007, I hold a Christian Inspiration Card class where my customers can come and make cards with a Christian theme. This year we will be making an Easter card, a Sympathy card and two Religious All Occasion cards. This card is one of the All Occasion cards we will be making. My heart is positively singing for joy as I had so much fun making this card. I think it will be a very fine card for the many different religious occasions that come up throughout the year. One of my own daughters will be confirmed this coming May and it's nice to know the card will be ready when the day arrives!

I used textured Naturals Ivory for the panel that I stamped the greenery on. It gave the image a very soft and textured look. But, I wanted the look to be even softer, so I put a sheet of card stock vellum over the top of the image panel and deemed it "just right." When your vellum panel is the same size as your image panel, you generally need to…

3/8 Stampin' Up! Botanical Gazette & Nature Walk

It's been a while since I've made a square card so when I saw the Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge for the week I was ready to give it a go. Especially since I've been wanting to try out a new technique with my Tulip Frame Embossing Folder. I've been seeing creations with different sizes of frames created with the Tulip Frame Embossing Folder so I decided to try to figure out how to do that. After a few trials and errors, I think I have it figured out. It's fun and makes your Tulip Frame Embossing Folder just that much more versatile.

The focus of my card is the paper from Botanical Gazette. The only stamping I did is the small no. 147 just off to the left on my image panel. One of my favorite parts of this card is the Brushed Gold card stock that I distressed with my Soft Suede ink pad. I think it is pure gorgeousness!! This card measure 5 1/4" so it fits perfectly into the Square 5 1/2" Whisper White Square envelopes that Stampin' Up! sells.

The insid…

3/6 Stampin' Up Petal Cone Carrot Top Video!

Wow! It's been a busy day fielding e-mails about my Petal Cone Carrot Favor! Thank you so much for all of your interest in this. I decided to create a video to explain it. You can see the original Petal Cone Carrot Post HERE.

I hope this video helps explain it to you. It's pretty easy as you've seen if you've watched the video. Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for Stamping to Share today!!

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3/5 Stampin' Up! Petal Cone Carrot Favors for Easter

I decided to get a head start on planning my Big Shot Class that I will be holding at the end of the month. This is one of the projects that we will make!

I just love the Petal Cone Die that Stampin' Up! introduced in the Occasions Mini. Won't this be a cute place favor at our Easter Dinner this year? You can fill it with Easter treats . . . or even some smaller Easter toys if you don't want to do candy.

Before cutting the cone out, I wheeled the paper with Tangerine Tango ink using the Jumbo Wheel Whimsy. I get so much mileage out of that particular wheel because it makes such quick and cute backgrounds. I used a stamp from the set called Perfect Punches to create the name plate. The smaller oval is punched from Naturals White paper and I used the fine tip end of the Garden Green marker to write the names. The bit of Very Vanilla 1/8" Taffeta adds a sweet touch.

Edited to Add:
Due to the many questions about how to attach the carrot top to the carrot, I created a shor…

3/3 Stampin' Up! Lattice Die with Morning Glories

Isn't it gorgeous? I am so excited about these pages . . . they are totally "me" . . . I love blue, I love morning glories and blue birds and I love the Lattice Die from Stampin' Up! This will be the second set of pages that my customers will get to make at my Open Scrapbook Club later this month. I was inspired by a page I saw at Stampin' Connection, a demo only website provided by Stampin' Up!. Terri Robinson created this little beauty (you may not be able to access this link if you are not a demo) and as soon as I saw it, I was off and running with the idea! Thanks, Terri!

Here is the Lattice Die made into a medallion type accent where you can write the occasion and date of the event you are scrapping. I used the 2 1/2" Circle Punch as the layering element.

Here is a close up of the Morning Glories climbing their way up the lattice along the left side of my page. I used a Sponge Dauber and Whisper White ink to give the Morning Glories more depth. Th…

3/2 Stampin' Up A Good Egg 12x12

Several of my customers have been clamoring to see what we will be making at our Open Scrapbook Club this month and finally I had a moment to put a couple of pages together! This 2-page 12x12 layout can be customized to read Spring or Easter . . . or left blank to be customized later. I used the stamp set A Good Egg and I picked my colors based on some designer series paper that is in our Sale-a-bration Ice Cream Parlor Paper and Quick Accent Pack.

This picture shows a close up of one of the flowers that we will create using the new Fun Flowers Die. I paired it with the 5-Petal Punch and a button from the Sale-a-bration Ice Cream Parlor Ribbon & Button Pack. How do you like the accent on the photo mat? This was a happy accident. As I was making my flower cuts, I had a scrap that was partially cut into one of the flowers and when I put it along side my photo mat . . . it turned into an elegant accent piece! It's the same flower that I cut apart to use as the "leaves."…