Saturday, March 31, 2012

3/31 Stampin' Up! Sprinkled Expressions



Tomorrow begins a new promotion in Stampin' Up! . . . Summer Smooches! LOVE the name, don't you? But, today is still a Sale-a-bration day and I created this card to show you just how I feel about YOU! Love this cute set called Sprinkled Expression . . . free with a $50 Sale-a-bration purchase.

The daisy shape behind the punched out stamped flower are heart shapes left over from a project I did with my heart shape from the Magnetic Movers and Shapers Punch Windows. I will definitely use that idea again!


Here is the inside portion of the card . . . just a little sprinkle of flowers to keep it on the cute side.

Have a great day and thanks so much for Sale-a-brating with me!!

Stamps: Sprinkled Expressions (WM 125130, CM 125132)
Paper: Basic Black (121045), Island Indigo (122923), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Versa Mark (102283), Island Indigo (122937)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Top Note Die (113463), Punch Windows (115953), 1 3/8" Circle Punch (119860), 1 1/4" Circle Punch (119861), 2 1/2" Circle Punch (120906), Heat Tool (100005)
Accessories: Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain (109025), White Embossing Powder (109132)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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Friday, March 30, 2012

3/30 Stampin' Up! Nature Silhouettes for a Manly Birthday Card



I've got great guy cards coming up for some of my spring doings. This card, which my husband gave a thumbs up to, will be on my April and May Card Buffets. Talk about EASY! Yet, it's sure to get a thumbs up from some of the guys in your life, too! Click HERE to go to my Stamping to Share Calendar of events.

I can't believe it's coming to an end . . . only today and tomorrow to Sale-a-brate! If you haven't already talked to me about placing a Sale-a-bration order, today would be a good day to do that ;). Have a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for stopping by Stamping to Share!

Stamps: Nature Silhouettes (111542), On Your Birthday (111664)
Paper: Early Espresso (119686), Crumb Cake (120953), Very Vanilla (101650), Paisley Prints DSP (122367)
Ink: Early Espresso (119670)
Tools: 1 3/4" Circle Punch (119850), Aqua Painter to create the ground (103954)
Accessories: Linen Thread (104199)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

3/29 Stampin' Up! Assembling the Sweet Shop Treat Box Video Tutorial




Today, I am sharing a video that shows you how to assemble the Sweet Shop Treat Box that I posted a couple of days ago. You can see that post HERE. I had a few emails asking about the box and the bow and it seemed like the simplest way to answer them would be to "show" you!

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

3/28 Stampin' Up! Fresh Vintage in Pacific Point


When you want to make something quick and easy and you have limited supplies . . . this is a great layout to try. What do you need? Card stock to stamp on and same color ink and card stock. In this case I used Pacific Point ink and card stock. You will also want to pick out a coordinating ribbon and a punch that is big enough to work with one of your images.

Step one is to stamp your image all over a piece of card stock (I used Whisper White) and then cut it into strips. I cut mine into 5 1/4" x 1/2" strips. Glue two of the strips to the left side of the card and wrap your ribbon around the card, taping the end pieces where your punch out will go. Add a bow adhered with a glue dot.

Step two is to stamp your image separately and punch out with a punch that coordinates or is big enough to grab the full image. My 2 1/2" Circle Punch works "almost" perfectly with this image. It clips one tiny flower off, but it clips it so close, that you don't know it's gone! Pop your image onto a few dimensionals and adhere onto your card as shown.


This is view of a single card along with its stamped envelope. It took me less than 10 minutes to create all three cards and coordinating envelopes.


Here is an inside view of the card. All I did to add a little pop to the inside view was add a strip of stamped paper to a panel of Whisper White.

Hope you are enjoying your day. Thank you so much for dropping by Stamping to Share!

Stamps: Fresh Vintage available FREE, but only through March 31 with a $50 purchase from SU as part of our Sale-a-bration promotion (WM 125115, CM 125117)
Paper: Pacific Point (111350), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Pacific Point (111837)
Tools: 2 1/2" Circle Punch (120906)
Accessories: Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon (109025)
Adhesives: SNAIL (104332), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

3/27 Stampin' Up! Sweet Shop Treat Holder made with the Big Shot


One of the projects my customers are making today at my Big Shot Classes is this fabulous Sweet Shop Treat Holder. Katherine Narog, one of my Creative Crafters Stamping to Share, made one very similar to this one and surprised me with it! It's so much fun to get happy mail like that - something totally out of the blue. Of course, I couldn't case it fast enough because I knew my customers would love it! Thank you, Katherine!!


Here is a side view of it. You can see that the box is made with the Bitty Box & Envelope Die. LOVE that Bitty Box die! It it the perfect size to hold chocolates!! (You guessed it . . . Katherine had hers full of chocolate for me and I have not one chocolate to put in mine. Chocolate does not last long at my house!)


Here is a picture of the treat holder partially open. I did make one adjustment to the treat holder, I clipped off the closure tab. It's kind of hard to get the box open and shut with the closure tab because the top of the box extends so far over the top of the closure.

If you would like to "see" exactly how to assemble this box, you can click HERE for a video tutorial.

Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by Stamping to Share!

Paper: Pool Party (122924), Sweet Shop Specialty Designer Series Paper (125408), Silver Glimmer Paper (124005)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Labels Framelit Dies (125598), Bitty Box and Envelope Extended Die (115967), Extended Cutting Pads (113478), Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder (120175), Paper Piercer to make a hole for the brad (116631)
Accessories: Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon (122976), Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack FREE with a $50 product order placed during Sale-a-bration which ends March 31 (127279)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (10443), Mini Glue Dots to assemble the box (103683)

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Monday, March 26, 2012

3/26 Stampin' Up! You're My Type



This dream-like rustic/vintage card showcases the You're My Type stamp set from the Occasions Mini. I used our Simply Scored Tool to make a grid of 1/4" squares on the Soft Suede card panel. The typewriter is stamped onto First Edition Designers Series Specialty paper and positioned so that the butterfly would appear to be emerging from the paper coming out of the typewriter. I wrapped Linen Thread around the top portion of the card several times and used three Basic Gray brads from the Neutrals Brads package as accents along the right bottom edge. The sentiment is from Fabulous Phrases.

Hope you are enjoying your day and I appreciate that you've dropped by Stamping to Share for a visit!!

Stamps: You're My Type (WM 125564, CM125650), Fabulous Phrases (WM 117002, CM 120501)
Paper: Basic Black (121045), Soft Suede (115318), Basic Gray (121044), First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper (121878)
Ink: StazOn Black (101406), Basic Gray for sponging (109120)
Tools: Simply Scored (122334), Modern Label Punch (119849), Word Window Punch (119857), Paper Piercing Tool to make the holes for the brads (116631), Stampin' Sponges (101610)
Accessories: Linen Thread (104199), Neutrals Brads (119736)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), SNAIL (104332)

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

3/25 Stampin' Up! Elementary Elegance in the Blossom Punch



The Sale-a-bration set called Elementary Elegance has two sentiments, one of which I've used in the center of the blossoms on this birthday card. I had a bunch of punch outs in Whisper White from another project and I wanted to put the punch outs to good use, which this card does!

I started with designer paper from Attic Boutique, glued on the blossoms and their centers and then I ran it all through the Big Shot Machine with the Lattice Square embossing folder to give the paper that quilted look.


The inside of the card continues the theme, except the blossom is punched from the designer paper. If you like the look of this sentiment and don't yet have Elementary Elegance, there is still time to place an order during Sale-a-bration. It's the final week and we are still having fun, "Sale-a-brating!"

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by Stamping to Share!

Stamps: Elementary Elegance FREE with a $50 product order during Sale-a-bration (WM 125120, CM 125122)
Paper: Poppy Parade (119793), Whisper White (100730), Attic Boutique DSP (125407)
Ink: Poppy Parade (119782)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976), Blossom Punch (125603), 1 3/8" Circle Punch (119860), 1 1/4" Circle Punch (119861)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

3/24 Stampin' Up! Tea Shoppe Elegance



Isn't this an elegant card? I love gold and black together and when the gold is embossed, it adds so much elegance. Of course, having the golden tea cup sitting on a golden table on top of a black doily with a tiny taffeta ribbon bow attached to the handle also contributes to the overall feeling of elegance. I think I'd have to go shopping for a new dress to go to this tea party!! Jeans would NOT cut it! lol!

Do you love the curls of steam? I used Stampin' Up!'s wonderful card stock vellum for that awesome look along with my Big Shot Machine and the Swirls Scribbles Sizzlit Die. To stick it down, I applied Multipurpose Liquid Glue onto the swirls, spread it all over with my fingertip, let it dry for just a minute or so and then adhered it to the card. I like that the glue didn't show through the vellum!

Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for dropping by Stamping to Share!

Stamps: Tea Shoppe (WM 125545, CM 125547)
Paper: Basic Black (121045), Brushed Gold (102935), Card Stock Vellum (101856)
Ink: VersaMark (102283)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Paper Doily Die (125592), Swirls Scribbles Sizzlit Die (113441), Modern Label Punch (119849), Heat Tool (100005)
Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder (109129), Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon (109070), Neutrals Brads (119736)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), 2-Way Glue Pen for adhering the doily (100426)

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Friday, March 23, 2012

3/23 Stampin' Up! Bordering on Romance Stained Glass with a Video Tutorial



Wouldn't this be a lovely Mother's Day card? My club members enjoyed making this recently and everyone just loved it. So do I! It's one of those cards that you put up on your shelf and don't ever get tired of looking at it!! The technique I used is called Stained Glass and for those of you that have never tried it before, I created a video tutorial for you.

Ok, I'm finally ready to admit it . . . I'm getting better at videos! Yeah!! Slowly but surely, I've been gaining confidence. Of course, practice helps, but much thanks also goes to you for all your support as I learned with a big curve how to create and share via You Tube! Now, it's kind of funny, but I'm actually starting to get "requests" from people as to what I should do next! lol! That's good since I never quite have a plan; it gives me some direction!




Thank you so much for stopping by Stamping to Share! Have a great day!

Stamps: Bordering on Romance (WM 125480, CM 125482)
Paper: Basic Black (121045), Melon Mambo (115320), Pink Pirouette (111351), Daffodil Delight (119683), Card Stock Vellum (101856)
Ink: VeraMark (102283)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Paper Doily Die (125592), Beautiful Wing Embosslit (118138), 2 1/2" Circle Punch (120906), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Paper Piecing Tool for placing the rhinestone (116631)
Markers: Cherry Cobbler (119681), Garden Green (100080), Rose Red (102544)
Accessories: White Embossing Powder (109132), Heat Tool (100005), Basic Rhinestones (119246)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

3/22 Stampin' Up! Elegant Bird Die


I just recently got the Elegant Bird Die and wanted to use it at my upcoming Big Shot Class. This is the card my attendees will get to make that uses this die introduced in the Occasions Mini catalog. I was inspired by a card I saw at SoShelli.com. I love the tone on tone stamping with Fresh Vintage and the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series paper. The text paper on one of the wings is from the First Edition Specialty paper. This die image "just fits" on a standard A2 sized card. It's a very pretty die and I'm looking forward to working on more projects with it in the future.

There's only nine more days left in Sale-a-bration . . . don't miss your chance to earn fabulous rewards with every $50 increment of Stampin' Up! product on your order. The card above showcases some of the freebies . . . . Fresh Vintage Stamp Set, Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper and the Brights Buttons. Plus, every $50 increment that you place with me earns you a Happy Stamper Token. Read all about my Happy Stamper Rewards HERE.

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by Stamping to Share!

Stamps: Fresh Vintage free with a $50 order placed during Sale-a-bration (WM 125115, CM 125117)
Paper: Old Olive (100702), Crumb Cake (120953), Early Espresso (119686), Everyday Enchantment DSP free with a $50 order placed during Sale-a-bration (126154), First Edition Specialty DSP (121878)
Ink: Crumb Cake (121030)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Elegant Bird Die (125593), Paper Piercer to place the pearl (116631)
Accessories: Brights Designer Buttons FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-a-bration (127714), Linen Thread (104199)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

3/21 Stampin' Up! Take It to Heart: Take 3



I am crazy about the way this card turned out because I used a some colors that forced me out of my comfort zone and maybe you will be inspired, too! I started with the heart that I had leftover from the cut out on yesterday's card that you can see HERE.  I wanted to make one more card using the bird image from this set, but it wasn't "happening" for me. Then, I decided to try stamping the bird onto Naturals Ivory with Always Artichoke and immediately I saw that I had some nice contrast going on, but yet it wasn't too stark like can sometime happen when you stamp an image with black. That let me to River Rock because it has a tint of green in it. Then, to tie the heart right into this card, I layered it all onto a card base of Pool Party and just like that . . . I had something beautiful going on! (In my mind, anyway! lol!) I hope you enjoy it, too.

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by Stamping to Share!

Stamps: Take It to Heart (WM 125520, CM 125522)
Paper: Pool Party (122924), Always Artichoke (105119), River Rock (108640), Naturals Ivory (101849),  Everyday Enchantment DSP FREE with a $50 order during Sale-a-bration (126154)
Ink: Always Artichoke (105219)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Framelits Heart Collection (125599), Striped Embossing Folder FREE with a $50 order during Sale-a-bration (127710)
Accessories: Always Artichoke Seam Binding Ribbon (121000)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

3/20 Stampin' Up! Take It to Heart: Take 2



This is my "quick and easy" card using the bird stamp from Take It to Heart. This card is 5 1/4" square. I started by taking a 5" square piece of Everyday Enchantment DSP and cutting a heart out of it. Then, I sponged the inside and outside of the paper piece with Poppy Parade ink before adhering it onto a card base of Crumb Cake. The bird is stamped with Riding Hood Red onto a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and it is also sponged with Poppy Parade ink before it is adhered to the card base with Dimensionals.

The brads were added as an afterthought when I realized the card still needed "something."  Since the card was already assembled and I didn't want to poke the brad legs through to the inside of the card, I simply cut them off with a scissors and adhered them with a dimensional. Turns out a dimensional fits perfectly inside the head of these brads.

So, what to do with the heart that was leftover from the DSP. Well . . . I made yet another card with the bird stamp and you will get to see that tomorrow. It's an unusual color combination . . . imagine Pool Party with River Rock. It can happen and look good with the right contrast color to separate the layers! Stay tuned!!

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by Stamping to Share.

Stamps: Take It to Heart (WM 125520, CM 125522)
Paper: Crumb Cake (120953), Very Vanilla (101650), Everyday Enchantment DSP FREE with a $50 order during Sale-a-bration (126154)
Ink: Riding Hood Red (111836), Poppy Parade for sponging (119793)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Framelits Heart Collection (125599), Stampin' Sponges (101610)
Accessories: Real Red Satin Ribbon (117286), Ribbon & Brad Pack FREE with a $50 order during Sale-a-bration (127279)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

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Monday, March 19, 2012

3/19 Stampin' Up! Take It to Heart: Take One


I purchased the stamp set Take It to Heart from the Occasions Mini Catalog soon after its debut because I loved the silhouette image of the boy and girl on the bicycle. See this post for an example of those two images.  I also love the way the hearts coordinate with the Heart Framelits. But, now that it is spring, I decided it was time to fall in love with the bird image. I think many of our summer birds here in MN have come back early since we have been having such nice weather so this card was inspired by the bird songs outside my window. Spring has sprung in MN and on this 4 1/4" square card.

Not that I haven't already used this image . . . see this post for how I used it on a scrapbook page. This is my first time, however, to use the bird image on a card. I did two takes for you . . . the more time consuming card is pictured today . . . the quick and easy card will be posted tomorrow.

So, what's time consuming? Coloring!! I stamped the image with Basic Gray ink onto watercolor paper and then used an Aqua Painter and patience with ink from the lid of my ink pads to color the bird. It took just a few seconds to cut it out using the framelits die in the Big Shot Machine so at least that was fast! I guess I'll have to display this one for a long time - possibly under glass! It's been a while since I've puttered this long with a card. I guess I've gotten accustomed to quick and easy. Please tell me it was worth the effort!!

Stay tuned for Quick and Easy tomorrow when I show you Take Two with this same image! Thanks so much for stopping by Stamping to Share!

Stamps: Take It to Heart (WM 125520, CM 125522)
Paper: Basic Gray (121044), Watercolor Paper (122959), Everyday Enchantment DSP FREE with a $50 order during Sale-a-bration (126154)
Ink: Basic Gray (109120), ink for coloring - Pool Party (122938), Lucky Limeade (122926), Poppy Parade (119793), Peach Parfait (119794)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Framelits Heart Collection (125599), Paper Piercer for Pearl Placement (116631), Aqua Painter (103954), 1 1/4" Circle Punch to round the corners (119861)
Accessories: Basic Gray Satin Ribbon (124326)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

3/18 Stampin' Up! You're a Gem Card Holder


This is such a great idea from the Stampin' Up! Home Office that I had to share it with all of you. I hope you will enjoy this video as much as I did! Carrie Cudney shows us how to make a very practical card holder and makes it look like it will be pretty easy to do, too!



Supply List for You’re a Gem Card Holder:
Bordering on Romance and You’re a Gem Sets;
Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, and Very Vanilla Card Stock;
Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade, and Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pads;
Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker; Old Olive 5/8" Satin Ribbon; Circle Fire Rhinestone Brads; Trinket Hearts; Color Spritzer Tool; Simply Scored; Big Shot; Adorning Accents
Edgelits Dies

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

3/17 Stampin' Up! Easter Bonnet Table Favor



I've seen such cute ideas for decorating with Table Favors at Easter and I've done most of the traditional bunnies, baskets and carrots favors over the years, but last year I saw an idea that uses the Stampin' Up! Stack & Store containers to make these very cute Easter Bonnet favors. With our lovely Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper, I knew I'd have some nice patterns to choose from to decorate the top of the bonnet. This is what my club members got to do this past month and I have a few workshops this month where we will make these, too. I think it's the perfect size for some sweet Easter treats!!

Have a great day and thanks so much for dropping by Stamping to Share!

Paper: Very Vanilla (101650), Everyday Enchantment DSP FREE with a $50 product order during Sale-a-bration (126154)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439),  Scallop Circle Die (113468), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335), 2 1/2" Circle Punch (120906), 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch (118874)
Accessories: Very Vanilla Satin ribbon (117291), Stack & Store Containers (103649)
Adhesives: SNAIL (104332), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

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Friday, March 16, 2012

3/16 Stampin' Up! Perfect Words & Video for Punch Window Cards


How would you like to make a card in FIVE minutes or LESS? It can be done . . . especially when you use this design. And, it looks good!! Clean and Simple is so "in" right now and that's fine by me! I was inspired by a Christmas card I received this past year and on my video below, I actually show you the Christmas card. You will see the resemblance right away. The sentiment that I used on this card is from the hostess set called Perfect Words. The punch was recently introduced to the crafting world via the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini. If you have one on hand, you can find it on page 17. It coordinates with the Mixed Bunch stamp set . . . but there are many ways to use it on its own, too.


I also tried this card out in a 3x3 format using Very Vanilla instead of white and I love that look, too. Instead of a brad, I used punches to decorate the center of the flower.


Here are more examples of the 3x3 card with various background papers . . . all from the Sale-a-bration pack called Everyday Enchantment. These are the cards I've been mailing out as a thank yous for online orders placed in March. I have some good tips on the video about how to keep the flower centered when it's hard to see exactly where you are punching.



I hope you have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by Stamping to Share!

Stamps: Perfect Words Hostess Set (WM 122470, CM 122472)
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Very Vanilla (101650), Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper FREE with a $50 product order during Sale-a-bration (126154)
Ink: Poppy Parade (119782)
Tools: Blossom Punch (125603), Doily Triple Layer Punch (122465), Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch (122464), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309), Boho Blossoms Punch (119858), Paper Piercer to help with placement of brad and small punch outs (116631)
Accessories: 5/8" Jumbo Brads (112533)
Adhesives: Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), SNAIL (104332), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

3/15 Stampin' Up! Send Me Soaring with Diagonal Plate Background


Here's a sweet card that I made for everyone in my downline who attended Milwaukee Regionals with me. It uses the Diagonal Plate that Stampin' Up! recently introduced. It's an accessory piece to Simply Scored and it is so easy to use! I love that I can now make envelopes of any size or color, but I am also loving it for backgrounds. Here I used it in the background mimicking a kite shape . . . very appropriate for this kite card!

There's only a little over two weeks left to celebrate Sale-a-bration. Tomorrow, I will show you the cute 3x3 cards I am sending out as a thank you to all of my online orders this month. I think I will even make a video of it. There will be a full size version of the same card, too, so please stay tuned!! So far everyone that has seen it has loved it!!

Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for stopping by Stamping to Share.

Stamps: Send Me Soaring (WM 125440, CM125442)
Paper: Island Indigo (122923), Baja Breeze (111352)
Ink: Island Indigo (122937)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Labels Framelit Collection (125598), Simply Scored (122334), Diagonal Plate (125586)
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds (102023)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Two Way Glue Pen to adhere the glitter (100425)

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

3/14 Stampin' Up! Send Me Soaring & Video Tips from Milwaukee Regionals




These projects that I am sharing today are the ones we made at Stampin' Up! Regionals in Milwaukee this past weekend. I LOVED the projects and I am looking forward to sharing the Spin the Kite card, pictured above, with my customers at a Fabulous Five Card Class in April.

This sweet flower card was so much fun to make and I learned so much from it! Did you know that I have been stamping since Presidents Day of 2000 and I did not know how to make larger rounded corners with Circle Punches? If you don't know how to do that, check out the short video below. I will show you how to do that as well a share a couple of other tips that will help you re-create the card pictured above.



The supply list today is for both cards. Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by Stamping to Share!

Stamps: Send Me Soaring (WM 125440, CM 125442)
Paper: Basic Gray (121044), Lucky Limeade (122926), Pool Party (122924), Calypso Coral (122925), Crumb Cake (120953), Whisper White (100730), Berry Blossoms DSP (122350), Sweet Shop Specialty DSP (125408)
Ink: Basic Gray (109120), Calypso Coral (122939), Lucky Limeade (122935), Pool Party (122938)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), 3" Circle Die (122125),  Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882), Small Heart Punch (117193), 1 1/4" Circle Punch (119861), 1 3/8" Circle Punch (119860), Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch (122464), Paper Piercing Tool (116631), Blender Pens (102845)
Accessories: Calypso Coral & Lucky Limeade markers from the 2011-2013 Marker Assortment (123002), Calypso Coral Baker's Twine (125573), Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine (125572), Neutrals Brads (119736), Silver Mini Brads (122941), Bitty Buttons (118761), Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon (122975)
Adhesives: SNAIL (104332), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

3/13 More pics from Milwaukee Regionals & Stampin' Up! Tagtastic Mint Favors



Here's our Creative Crafters Stamping to Share Team at Regionals. L to R: Mary Bellis, Debby Filiowich, Kay Kalthoff, Mary Kiley and Cindy Standal


We got free stuff . . . lots of free stuff! Here are Debby and Mary showing off their free Simply Sent kits.


Here we are posing with Stampin' Ups! Co-Founder and CEO Shelli Gardner. It was fun to have Shelli join us in Milwaukee . . . she worked hard all day personally meeting hundreds of us demos, creating beautiful projects on stage and even helping to pass out the freebies.


We also had the pleasure of meeting one of our uplines, Joyce Hall of Hudson, Wisconsin. She knows how to make a stamper smile! It was with much delight that each of us received the Send Me Soaring stamp set. As you can see, we are all looking very happy and surprised!


We had lots of time to make our projects and I made a Spin the Wheel card for the very first time. The projects were awesome! Here's Cindy and Mary making templates so we can recreate the card at home. 


We also had a lot of time to take pictures. All of our swaps were hung up on clotheslines and we could browse and take pictures at our leisure. Below are two of my favorites and I believe these were the two that Shelli picked out to receive $50 gift certificates from Stampin' Up!


This sweet Easter card uses the stamp set called Everybunny. Love that glittery egg!


 This Wisconsin Cheese card uses the Occasions Mini Set called Totally A-maze-ing. Super cute!!


I wrapped Tic Tacs to give to my downline and friends attending Regionals. I only had time for simple little project . . . but everybody seemed to like them! Supplies are listed below.

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by Stamping to Share!

Stamps: Tagtastic available as a hostess reward item only (WM 122745, CM 122747)
Paper: Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper FREE with a $50 product order during Sale-a-bration (126154), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink: Poppy Parade (119793)
Tools: Extra Large Oval Punch (119859)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)
Misc: Tic Tacs

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Monday, March 12, 2012

3/12 Milwaukee Regionals - Shoebox Swap with Dawn & Kelly



One of the greatest benefits of becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator are the relationships you build through the years with other demonstrators. Friendship is truly one of life's greatest treasures and I am blessed to count Dawn Olchefske and Kelly Acheson as two of my treasured Stampin' Up! friends. We had a shoebox swap the night before Milwaukee Regionals with some of our downline.


Here is a picture of the Stamping to Share contingent at the shoebox swap. L to R: Cindy Standal, Mary Kiley, Mary Bellis, Kay Kalthoff and Debby Filiowich. I will share their cards below . . . along with Dawn's card and a calendar project that Kelly made for her downline.


This is my shoebox swap that uses the Triple Treat Flower and the word set called Friendly Phrases . . . you will find the supply list for it at the bottom of this post.


Cindy Standal shared this beauty with us using the stamp set called Faith in Nature.


Debby Filiowich shared this vase and flower card with us using the stamp sets Delightful Decorations and Raining flowers.


Mary Bellis shared a beautiful card using the Occasions Mini set called Mixed Bunch along with its coordinating Blossom Punch also found in the Mini.


Mary Kiley's card uses some bright colors . . . perfect way to brighten someones day. The stamp set is called Flower Fancy.


Dawn Olchefske's baby card uses the Packed for Baby stamp found in the Occasions Mini. Other stamp sets include Friendly Phrases and Tiny Tags.


One of the projects I got to see at Regionals was a project Kelly Acheson created for her downline. It was a beautiful calendar with a slide out drawer that held a pendant. She was inspired by one of my downline, Cindy LeMire. You can see Cindy's pendant HERE. Isn't it fun to see how Stamping to Share ripples out to touch the hearts of others? I love that about our business . . . "To love what we do and share what we love as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments . . . in this we make a difference." - Stampin' Up!'s Statement of the Heart.

Triple Treat Card Supplies:
Stamps: Triple Treat Flower FREE with a $50 order during Sale-a-bration (127725), Friendly Phrases (WM 126149, CM 126151)
Paper: Basic Gray (121044), Pool Party (122924), Whisper White (100730), Silver Glimmer Paper (124005)
Ink: Basic Gray (109120), Pool Party (122938), Crumb Cake (121030)
Tools: 1/2" Circle Punch (119869), Fancy Flower Punch (118073), 5-Petal Flower Punch (119880), Big Shot Machine (113439), Stripes Embossing Folder FREE with a $50 order during Sale-a-bration (127710)
Accessories: Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon (122332) . . . it also looks good without the ribbon (wink, wink!)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

3/11 Stampin' Up! Fabulous Florets for the Christian Inspiration Swap



This sympathy card was my swap card for the Christian Inspiration Swap that we did at our March Stamping to Share Demo Meeting. I also used it as my Milwaukee Regionals Swap card. We started our road trip on Friday morning and finished it up about midnight last night - but oh, so much fun! And, we learned a lot, too. I'll share more about it in the next day or two . . . but right now, I have about a half million other things that need my attention!

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by Stamping to Share!

Stamps: Fabulous Florets (WM 123025, CM 123027)
Paper: Peach Parfait (119794), Basic Black (121045), Silver Glimmer Paper (124005)
Ink: StazOn Black (101406)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Houndstooth Embossing Folder (123134)
Accessories: Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon (), Peach Parfait Stitched Poly Ribbon (119264)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

3/10 Christian Inspiration Demo Mtg Swap Cards Part Two

This is part two of the Christian Inspiration Swap that my group of Creative Crafters Stamping to Share did for the March Demo Meeting. I hope you will be as inspired just as I have!


Katherine Narog created this stunning sympathy card with several different stamp sets: Crosses of Hope, Thoughts & Prayers and Elements of Style. The pearls add an understated touch of class.


Cindy Standal made this elegant card the My Friend stamp set and the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set. She colored the basic rhinestone red for a sweet focal point. I LOVE the diagonal die cut as a base layer!


Irene Boesen created this soft card with River Rock, Real Red and Night of Navy. She used Silver Mini Brads to accent the flower centers . . . I love that simple touch of elegance.


Laura Erickson . . . ever the creative one . . . used three ovals folded and sponged to create an Easter Lily. For the center of the lily, she took our sheer Limeade Ribbon from the Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack, tied knots on one end and fastened the other end into the flower. I also love the way she accented her cross with the ribbon.


Mary Bellis, one of our newest demonstrators, used the "Christmas" stamp set called Gifts of Christmas to create this Easter card!! I just LOVE it!! She masked off the bird in order to do a little sponging behind it and it looks just amazing!


Debby Filiowich made a beautiful Clean and Simple sympathy card using the stamp set called Fresh Vintage. I love Soft Suede and Calypso Coral together . . . and all the white really helps to make the flower image pop.


Karen Larson used the stamp set called Pocket Silhouettes to create this gorgeous inspirational card. I'm not sure where the sentiment comes from . . . must be one of the four stamp sets I don't yet own! lol! But, I love it and it's so perfect for this card.


Mary Smallidge made this beautiful card. She stamped the background with a stamp from the set called Charming and her main image, stamped onto a layer of glossy white brayered with River Rock to create the moon, is from the stamp set called Just Believe. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. Beautiful!!

Thank you so much for dropping by today. I am always so tickled to show off our Stamping to Share Demo Swaps. Please stop by tomorrow to see the swap I made . . . which I am also using as my swap card at Regionals in Milwaukee.

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