Friday, February 27, 2009

Stamp-A-Stack Sneak Peak

Hi! Here is a little sneak peak at the 5 cards that we will be stamping at my Stamp-A-Stack this weekend. I will schedule a post to show you the complete cards on Sunday during my 2nd session.
I still have space available on Sunday if you would like to attend. Please let me know by Saturday morning.

Have a great Friday!!


Thursday, February 26, 2009

Darling Dots

Happy Thursday to you!!! Here is a simple card for you. The So Saffron ribbon is from the Ribbon Bundle reward that you can choose for FREE during Sale-A-Bration!!!

Stamps: Darling Dots (Hostess Level 1), A Little Birthday Cheer
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Paper: So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Washington Apple DSP
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, 1-1/4" & 1-3/8" Circle Punches, So Saffron Ribbon (SAB), Dimensionals

My Stamp-A-Stack is this weekend, so I will have more cards to share with you soon.


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Using some retired stash!

Hi! I have so much retired paper, that I thought I would pull some out and make a couple of cards! Remember the one-sided DSP that Stampin' Up! used to carry? Well, I loved the Recollections Paper, and I have quite a bit of it. I thought the colors were beautiful for nice & simple Sympathy cards. I also used a retired stamp set, Warmest Regards.

Stamps: Warmest Regards (retired), Baroque Wheel
Ink: Bravo Burgundy
Paper: Very Vanilla, Bravo Burgundy, Recollections DSP
Accessories: Ivory Organdy Ribbon (retired)

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A Simple Card to Share...

Hi! Here is a very simple card to share with you. I was inspired by Nichole Heady's card here. Her colors are just beautiful, but I changed it up a bit for my card. I used Pink Pirouette and Baja Breeze. The ribbon is Dress Up Ribbon Originals by Stampin' Up! Also, it's difficult to see in the picture, but the Pink Pirouette has little dots created by my Texturz Plate and Big Shot.

Stamps: Doodle This, Hugs & Wishes
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze
Paper: Confetti White, Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Dress Up Ribbon Originals, Backgrounds I Texturz Plate with Big Shot

Have a great day!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Day-Time Stampin' Cards

Hi! Sorry it's been a little while since I shared anything with you. I do have a few things to share, just didn't have time to blog them. Today I wanted to share the 3 cards that we stamped at my Day-Time Stampin' this past week.
For the first card we used Stampin' Markers to ink up the Thank You image. This stamp is located in the "under $10" of Stampin' Up!'s catalog. Did you know we have such a thing??? It's great!!! Go take a's on page 208 in the very back of the catalog.

Supplies (Thank You):
Stamps: Elegant Thank You
Ink: Chocolate Chip & Bravo Burgundy Markers
Paper: Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip, Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Backgrounds I Texturz Plates with Big Shot, Bravo Burgundy 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals

Supplies (Happy Birthday to You):
Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes
Ink: Jet Black Staz-On
Paper: Bashful Blue, Rose Red, Watercolor Paper, Cutie Pie DSP (retired)
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Watercolor Crayons with Aquapainter, 2-way Glue Pen with Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals

You have seen the next card in a previous post, but again I wanted to keep them all together.

If you would like the all the materials for these three cards/envelopes, including all the stamped & punched images, please let me know. Cost is $10, which includes mailing costs and everything you will need to assemble your cards. You will only need adhesive to put your cards together. Contact me if you are interested.

Thanks for coming back to visit!! I appreciate it! I'm scheduling some more posts for this week, so be sure to come back.


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Scallop Envelope Box

Hi! We created this adorable box at our Friday Night Stamp Club. Oh, the possibilities of this little box!!! It's quite simple to create. You need 4 scallop envelopes cut from the Scallop Envelope Die on the Big Shot. Cut off one tab from each envelope...add sticky tape to the remaining tabs...adhere each envelope side-by-side, attaching the last envelope to the first envelope to assemble your box. Fold in bottom flaps, then I adhered a piece of cardstock on the inside, at the bottom for a little more support. I folded my sides down with a dimensional, then added my scallop stamped image. It's difficult to see in the picture, but I cut out the cupcake and added it to the white circle with a Dimensional for a little dimension.

Supplies (all Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Party Hearty
Ink: Tempting Turquoise & Gable Green Markers
Paper: Gable Green, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Rainbow Sherbet DSP
Accessories: Scallop Envelope Die, Big Shot, Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Paper Snips, Dimensionals

Thanks again for visiting!


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

SAB Stamp Club Card

Hi! Here is another card that we did at our Stamp Club this past Friday. I got the idea from Deb's Blog here. This card is pretty much the same, except that I changed the 5-petal flower a bit. We used 3 of the Sale-A-Bration rewards...Delicate Dots DSP, Congrats, & Polka Dot Punches! These rewards are all FREE with a qualifying order. For every $50 purchase, you can choose 1 SAB reward. Contact me today to place your order!

Hope you are having a great day! Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Stamp Club Project (Brayer)

Hi! Several months ago, I came across a beautiful card on Julie's blog, Paper Pleasing Ideas. The card can be seen here. I changed the colors to Baja Breeze and Not Quite Navy. I had it stamped for quite some time, but it finally became one of the cards that we stamped at my Friday Night Stamp Club. The girls loved it!

Supplies (by Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Inspired by Nature, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Baja Breeze, Basic Black, Not Quite Navy
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Basic Black, Glossy White
Accessories: Rubber Brayer, Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Large Oval Punch, Dimensionals

Have a great day!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Hi! I hope you all had a great Valentine's Day today!!! Joe, myself, and RJ went to Outback Steakhouse for a very early dinner this afternoon. It was wonderful!! It wasn't crowded at all, but it sure was when we left!! Our timing couldn't have been better!

Here is the card that I gave Joe for Valentine's Day. When I started to make him a card, I had several different stampin' tools and stuff out on my work space! But then I got to thinking...Joe doesn't like all this "stuff" on his cards!!! So I kept it very simple and was very happy with the results. I embossed 2 hearts and punched them out with my Heart Punch. I popped the pink one up on Dimensionals, stamped "Happy Valentine's Day", and ta-da! Very simple and I love it! Colors are Riding Hood Red and Pink Pirouette.

I used the Polka Dot Punches stamp set. It is one of the Sale-a-Bration rewards that you can choose during February and March. It's a great set! I have used it alot! And who doesn't like FREE stamps?!! And the Heart Punch works wonderfully with this set!
Here is a picture that was taken by our waiter at Outback:
Happy Valentine's Day!

Stamp Club Swap Card

Hi! My Friday Night Stamp Club met tonight, and I wanted to share my swap card that I created for everyone in attendance. While I was browsing through my favorite blogs, I came across a card on Nichole Heady's blog, that was created by Geny Cassady. I loved the modern feel of her card. This is my Stampin' Up! version...

Supplies (by Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Embrace Life, Upsy Daisy (sentiment)
Ink: White Craft, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Confetti White
Accessories: Large Oval Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Silver Brads, Dimensionals

Happy Valentine's Day! Hope you are doing something fun with your loved ones!!


Friday, February 13, 2009

Stamp-A-Stack Cards

Hi! Well, we are all feeling better for the most part. Still a little congested and coughing, but not nearly as bad as earlier this week. But it seems to hang on a bit!!!!

I'm going to share with you all 5 cards that we stamped at my Stamp-A-Stack this past Friday evening and Tuesday morning. Thanks to all my stampin' friends who attended. I appreciate it so much!!!

Ok, on with the cards. You have already seen the first one, as I posted it as a "sneak peak" last week. But I'm going to show it again to keep them all together.

Supplies (all Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Sweet Stems, Heard From the Heart
Ink: Jet Black Staz-On, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette
Paper: Sahara Sand, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, Scallop Square, Pretty in Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, 1-1/4" Square Punch, Regal Rose & Mellow Moss Markers

Supplies (all Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Polka Dot Punches (SAB), Thank You Kindly
Ink: Bashful Blue, Whisper White Craft
Paper: So Saffron, Sahara Sand, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Delicate Dots DSP (SAB)
Accessories: 1-3/8" Square Punch, Ribbon Bundle (SAB), 5-Petal Punch, So Saffron Brads, Dimensionals

Supplies (all Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Petal Pizzaz, Fundamental Phrases
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Old Olive
Paper: Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, Top Note Die with Big Shot, 1/4" Circle Punch, Crystal Effects, Paper Snips, Dimensionals

Edited to Add: I was inspired by Danielle's card here.

Supplies (all Stampin' Up!):
Stamps:Sweet Stems, A Little Birthday Cheer
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Kraft, Whisper White, So Saffron Patterns DSP
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Barely Banana & So Saffron Markers, Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals

Supplies (all Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Polka Dot Punches (SAB), Congrats (SAB), Dotted Lines Jumbo Wheel
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Rose Red
Paper: Rose Red, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories: Scallop Circle, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Silver Brads, Trio Flower Punch, Wheel Guide

I hope you will find some inspiration in what I have shared with you today.

Have a great weekend! My stamp club is meeting tonight, so I will have a few things to share with you over the weekend!!


Sunday, February 8, 2009

I'll be back soon!

Hi! I just wanted to drop in to let you know I will be posting again soon. I had my Stamp-A-Stack on Friday and my birthday on Saturday. And on top of all the craziness, we have all been sick here! We are pretty-well just veggin' on the couch today. And hopefully we will get some good naps in today. So stay tuned in the next day or so. I will be posting my Stamp-A-Stack cards soon for you.

Have a good Sunday!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A Little Sneak Peak

Hi! Here is a little sneak peak at one of the 5 cards that we will be stamping at my Stamp-A-Stack on Friday evening and Tuesday morning. I got the idea from a card that I saw on Stamper's Showcase earlier this week. Stamper's Showcase is a section on our Demonstrator website, which showcases many, many cards created by Demonstrators all over the country. It's a great resource for ideas! I love it!! But sorry, you have to be a Demonstrator to have access to it. Want to sign up? Just give me a call!!

Don't you just love the new Scallop Edge Punch! It's so pretty!

My Stamp-A-Stack is this Friday at 7:00 p.m. in my home. I have about 5 spots left if you would like to join us. Details are on my Stampin' Up! Business Website. Please let me know by Thursday morning if you would like to attend. This same event is also being held on Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. for those of you who can stamp during the day.

Gotta go!! I have one more card to create for this event!!! Then I have lots of cardstock to cut!!

Hope you are having a great week!! It's going to be a bit chilly today, but then did you see the forecast for the rest of the week and weekend??? Near 60 deg. on Saturday!!! Goodbye snow!!


Monday, February 2, 2009


Here is a card that I created using a new Sale-a-bration stamp set. Our local Stampin' Up! group, Gateway Glitter n Ink held our Demonstrator meeting this past weekend. This card was a potential make & take for the meeting, but I changed my mind and created a different card for our event. I will show you our make & takes in a day or two. This picture is not the best. The green is actually Certainly Celery.


This is the best time of year if you are a Stampin' Up! Customer, Stampin' Up! Hostess, or Stampin' Up! New Demonstrator. Sale-a-Bration is here!!!! Great promotions!! Free stamps!!!

CUSTOMER: If you are a Stampin' Up! Customer, place a $50 (before s/h & taxes), and choose one of the 6 Sale-a-Bration rewards, including stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, or ribbon!!!! Plus, if you place your order on-line, you will receive a FREE 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalog (valued at $9.95). There is no minimum order for the free catalog. Place your on-line order today at my Stampin' Up! Website. Click "Shop Now".

HOSTESS: If you host a Workshop during Sale-a-Bration, you can choose one SAB reward for every $300 in Workshop Sales. Contact me today to schedule your own workshop and earn free stamps!

NEW DEMONSTRATOR: If the thought of becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator ever crossed your mind, now is the time to sign-up! During SAB, any new Demonstrator to join Stampin' Up! can choose any stamp set from our current catalog...a value up to $47.95. Plus Stampin' Up!'s fabulous Starter Kit is being offered at a 15% discount...$169. Your starter kit will be shipped to you FREE. It's a great value!!! And you get to customize your own kit. Pick the stamp sets and colors that you want!! Go to my Stampin' Up! Website, and click "Join Now". You will need a Recruiter Authorization Password to complete the online application. It is "welcome2SUfun". Let me know if I can answer any questions for you.

Have a great week! I'll be back soon!