Wednesday, March 31, 2010

It's the last day to Sale-a-brate!!

Hi! It's the final day for Sale-A-Bration 2010!! Don't forget to place your order by midnight tonight. You can go to my Stampin' Up! Business Website, and click "Shop Now". Or contact me by 6:00 p.m. tonight.

For today's card, I used 2 stamp set that you can receive FREE through Sale-A-Bration! We stamped this card at my Stamp-A-Stack this month. It's one of my favorites!! I was inspired by Fall-to-Layout #79 on the Clean & Simple Blog.

Stamps: A Flower for all Seasons, A Little Birthday Wish
Ink: Jet Black Staz-On, Certainly Celery
Paper: Confetti White, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Accessories: Polka Dot Emboss Folder, Scallop Circles #2 Die, Big Shot, Watercolor Crayons, Blender Pens, Dimensionals

I hope you are enjoying this beautiful weather we are having in St. Louis!! If you aren't in St. Louis, I hope it's nice wherever you are!!! :)


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

FTL #83 Clean & Simple

Hi! Here is my card for the Fall-to-Layout #83 on the Clean & Simple Blog. We also stamped this card at my Stamp-A-Stack this month. I like how it turned out!

Stamps: On Your Birthday
Ink: Markers - Certainly Celery, Regal Rose
Paper: Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, Regal Rose, Whisper White
Accessories: Perfect Details Texturz Plate, Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!


Monday, March 29, 2010

My Stampin' Buddy!

Hi! I received this card last week from my stampin' buddy!!! Our local group of Demonstrators swap cards every month, and Linda had my name!!! She has a blog too! Check it out here. Thanks Linda for a beautiful card! I love it!

Linda used Vintage Vogue and Well-Scripted...2 beautiful stamp sets from the Occasions Mini Catalog! Colors are Basic Gray, Crushed Curry, and Rich Razzleberry. Beautiful!

Have a great Monday!


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Join me!!!

Hi! Hope you all had a great weekend!

We are winding down with Sale-A-Bration 2010 this week. I am sad to see it go! This has been a great year for SAB with Stampin' Up! offering so many different free rewards! Don't you think?

During SAB, Stampin' Up! has a great offer for those of you who sign up to be a Demonstrator. Until March 31st, you can sign up to be a Demonstrator for 15% off the price of the Starter Kit. So for $169, you can receive an awesome Starter Kit to begin your own business. Whether you want to receive a discount on your own stampin' products or start a part-time/full-time career, Stampin' Up! has all the resources for you to succeed. Oh, did I tell you???... If you sign up by March 31st, Stampin' Up! will throw in another stamp set of YOUR choice (up to $47.95)!!! AND I will personally match that offer!!! Pick a second stamp set of your choice as a gift from me! So let's will receive OVER $400 worth of products and business supplies! That is awesome!

Don't worry, if you find that this business is not for you after you sign up, keep EVERYTHING that you have received. This is a "no strings attached" agreement. With no sales, you will remain active, with all the benefits of being a Demonstrator, until the end of July!

Contact me if you are interested in learning more about this Demonstrator Opportunity. If you have any concerns or questions, I will be happy to talk to you about them.



Happy Moments - Happy Birthday!

Hi! Here is a card that we created at my Stamp-A-Stack this month. I absolutely love this card and it was one of the favorites. I got the idea from Jen's Blog, Simple & Sincere. You can see her card by clicking here. The colors are great! Each present is individually cut and dimensioned on the cardstock. So I stamped the stack of presents 3 times. Once on the White Cardstock (so you can see the ribbon at the top), once on white scraps (color and cut top and bottom presents), and once on DSP (to cut the middle present). Popping them up on Dimensionals adds a great touch!! The only thing that I changed from Jen's card is, I added a layer by making my card base Whisper White. She used Bashful Blue for her card base.

Stamps: Happy Moments
Ink: Jet Black Staz On, Markers: Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Pawsitively Prints DSP
Accessories: Night of Navy Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals

Like the Happy Moments stamp set???? Well you only have a few days left to get your hands on this Sale-A-Bration stamp set!! Sale-A-Bration will end after March 31st! Get this stamp set for FREE when you place your $50 order. It's such a cute set!

Hope you are having a great weekend!


Saturday, March 27, 2010

Idea for a Make & Take

Hi! I am on a Design Team for Make & Takes for a big event that is coming up on May 1st for Demonstrators and potential recruits. I am so looking forward to spending time with others who share my love for rubber stamping and Stampin' Up! I'll share more details on the event soon. Anyway, here is a card that I created to get an idea for a Make & Take. The Make & Takes will be created from the NEW stamp sets from the Summer Mini Catalog that will go live on May 1st! But since I cannot preorder anything until April 1st, I substituted for a similar stamp set and came up with a couple of ideas. Here is one of them...

Stamps: Kind & Caring Thoughts, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Mellow Moss
Paper: Kraft, Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Scallop Border Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals

Have a great Saturday!


Friday, March 26, 2010

Fancy Flower Thanks!

Hi! Sorry about the little break this week! The sun wasn't shining too much for me to get good pictures! But I took quite a few today, so it will keep you busy for a few days!!!

Here is a card that I created for my Stamp-A-Stack on Saturday and Tuesday morning! I was totally inspired by Earleen McDaniels card on Stampin' Connection (stampin' community for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators only). I changed a couple of things, but it's basically the same layout and elements.
Stamps: I {Heart} Hearts, Thank You Kindly
Ink: Rose Red
Paper: Old Olive, Rose Red, So Saffron, Whisper White, Tea Party DSP
Accessories: Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch, Trio Flower Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch (freee for only a few more days!!), Rich Regals Brads, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!!! Have a great weekend!


Monday, March 22, 2010

My Stampin' Up! Story

In the last couple of weeks, Stampin' Up! has encouraged us to share our Stampin' Up! story with others. Well, here is mine...
My Stampin’ Up! Story!

My extent of rubber stamping 10 years ago was stamping on my envelopes when I sent out my Christmas cards every year. Then I went to my sister’s Stampin’ Up! Workshop in March 2000. I created my first card and placed a small order. I didn’t get a catalog because I didn’t want to buy it and wasn’t interested in having a workshop to get it for free. I went to a second workshop, placed another small order, then took the catalog home, and had a catalog workshop. My Demonstrator came to my home to close out the order, and I asked her about the Demonstrator opportunity. I had absolutely nothing to lose. I was single, and in a situation where a little extra income would be very helpful. Plus I thought, “I could do this!!!”. If it didn’t work out, I received some great products at a great deal!

My reasons for becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator have changed a bit over the years. Yes, the financial rewards have been important to me and will always continue to be a significant reason for being a Demonstrator. But the friendships I have made, both with my customers and downline are especially rewarding. It gives me a “life”! We have fun and I look forward to getting together with my friends who share my excitement for paper crafting.

Stampin’ Up! gives you flexibility and every resource imaginable to make this business fit your lifestyle. Through my 10 years as a Demonstrator, I have gotten married, lost my engineering job, had a baby, and my husband lost his job. My Stampin’ Up! business has always been a positive through every phase of my life. Whether you want to get your stampin’ products at a discount, share your love of paper crafting with friends and family, or make your business a financially rewarding career, Stampin’ Up! has a place for you. It’s a great company to represent!

I hope you enjoyed hearing my story!


Saturday, March 20, 2010

One of a Kind!

Good Saturday morning to you!! I saw a card on Stampin' Connection (a community for SU! demonstrators) similar to this one, but they used whales instead of the orange/lemon slices. It was really cute! This is actually my second take on this card. You should have seen the first card... oh boy!!! Get out the sunglasses!!! It was bright!! I created it YoYo Yellow and Only Orange...colors I haven't used in years!!!! It was so bright, I couldn't stand it! It went into the trash! LOL!!! So I toned it down a bit with Summer Sun and Pumpkin Pie...much better! Wouldn't this card also look cute with the apple in Tart & Tangy??? Green apples with one red one???? I think it would be cute!

Stamps: Tart & Tangy, One of a Kind

Ink: Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Accessories: Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today!! Have a great weekend!


Friday, March 19, 2010

Another Inspired by Nature

Hi! Here is the first card that I tried to create based on the Fall-to-Layout #82 on the Clean & Simple blog. It didn't turn out quite like the sketch, but I was inspired to create this!!

Stamps: Inspired by Nature, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Chocolate Chip Classic ink for the sentiment, Old Olive, So Saffron, More Mustard, & Chocolate Chip Craft ink, Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker
Paper: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, Sponge Daubers, Color Spritzing Tool

Happy Friday to you!


Thursday, March 18, 2010

FTL#82 Clean & Simple

Hi! Here is my take on the Fall-to-Layout #82 on the Clean & Simple Blog. I love playing along with their weekly sketches!

Stamps: Inspired by Nature
Ink: Dusty Durango, Vanilla CRAFT ink
Paper: Naturals Ivory, Dusty Durango
Accessories: Very Vanilla Tafetta Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, Dimensionals

I received the following card from my good friend Kelly at stamp club last Friday. She used the same layout, so I thought I would share her card with you. Great job Kelly!!! I love your card! And look at that bow!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Modern Circle Circus

Hi! I found a very cute card on Val's blog, so I thought I would share my version!! Her card can be seen here. It has a modern feel to it, don't you think?

This card was my swap card for my stamp club on Friday night. Plus we created this card for my Tuesday classes, Day-Time Stampin' & P.M. Stampin'. We had such a great time! Thanks to all my friends who joined me! I appreciate it more than you know.

Stamps: Circle Circus, On Your Birthday
Ink: Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Basic Black
Paper: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Basic Black
Accessories: 1-3/4", 1-3/8", 1-1/4" Circle Punches, Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals

Take care and have a great day!


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Soft Suede Vintage Vogue

Hi! Here is another card that we stamped at my Friday Night Stamp Club. And we will be also stamping this card at my Day-Time & P.M. Stampin' Classes. It's so pretty. I first created this card at my downline, Sally's class several weeks ago. The original idea for this card comes from Shannon West from Stampin' Up! on Stampin' Connection (community for Demonstrators only).

The important part to remember on this card is to stamp the images first in Soft Suede BEFORE you emboss the flower, so that you can see the stamped image under the embossed image. It's such a pretty card!! After you emboss the flower, take a sponge dauber with Soft Suede ink and lightly dab the ink around the flower to create a soft look. Then wipe the embossed image with a paper towel or tissue to wipe off any ink. Now I created a Sympathy card here, but you can change the sentiment for your needs. I just thought it made a nice sympathy card...soft and simple!

Below is the inside of the card. I thought it was so pretty, I just had to take a picture of it!! I stamped "off" the floral twice on scrap paper before stamping on the Very Vanilla cardstock for a lighter image. The greeting is stamped in full color. Nice little touch, don't you think?

Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Very Versatile (retired, for the greeting)
Ink: Soft Suede, Versamark
Paper: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Sponge Daubers

So elegant, but so simple!!
Take care,

Monday, March 15, 2010

So Many Candles!!

Hi! Here is a card that I created for my Friday Night Stamp Club in March. We will also be stamping this card at my Day-Time and P.M. Stampin' Classes on Tuesday this week. I used 2 Sale-A-Bration stamp sets, Happy Moments and Whimsical Words. Don't forget, Sale-A-Bration is going on until the end of March!! So don't hesitate to place your order to get FREE stamp sets. You won't want to miss out!!! There are so many free products to choose from!!

Stamps: Happy Moments, Whimsical Words

Ink: Jet Black Staz On, Pumpkin Pie, Markers: Tempting Turquoise & Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Pawsitively Prints DSP
Accessories: Scallop Circles #2 Die, Big Shot, Tempting Turquoise Grosgrain Ribbon, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week and I'll see you back here soon!


Sunday, March 14, 2010

You're too Kind!

Hi! I just got home from work, and I thought I would pop in to share a card with you. Are you having a good weekend? I hope so. My stamp club met on Friday evening, and we had a good time!! I just love when my "stampin' ladies" come over!! On Saturday, I did a little shopping in the morning...all by myself, so that was a little treat for me!!! Then on Sunday, I'm meeting Sally (my downline) for breakfast to talk a little business!! I am SOOOO looking forward to this!

Well, I have a simple card to share with you today...

Stamps: Whimsical Words
Ink: Regal Rose
Paper: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Regal Rose, Barely Banana
Accessories: Flower Decorative Strip Die, Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, Big Shot, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds, Tom Bow Multipurpose Adhesive

I'm not a big fan of "springing" forward for Daylight Savings, are you???

Have a nice Sunday!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Flower Fancy Happy Birthday!

Hi! I discovered a new blog this past week, and saw so much inspiration in it!! I have no idea who she is, but I love her style!! Her blog is called Stampin' on the Fly, and you can see the card that I cased here. Go take a look!!

Stamps: Flower Fancy, Well Scripted

Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Markers: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Pale Plum
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Whisper White, Cottage Wall DSP (so pretty!!)
Accessories: Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Ribbon, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dimensionals

Have a great Saturday!!!


Friday, March 12, 2010

2 Vintage Vogue cards!!

Hi! I have 2 cards to share with you today using the stamp set, Vintage Vogue, from the Occasions Mini Catalog.

I created this first card several weeks ago at a class that my downline, Sally invited me to. I absolutely LOVE the colors...Taken with Tea, Soft Suede, and Kraft. Such a pretty card!!

For the second card, I changed the colors and the layout a bit. I used my Texturz Plate to create a bit of texture on the Rich Razzleberry cardstock. It's difficult to see in the picture, but it's there!!

Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Always Artichoke, Pale Plum (center of flower with a Sponge Dauber)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates, Big Shot, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Stampin' Sponges, Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals

So don't you just love Vintage Vogue? And what about those beautiful colors? Contact me today to place your order. Or click here to shop 24/7 on-line!!

Happy Friday to you!!!


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Vintage Vogue Friends

I have a card to share with you today that I created several weeks ago at a class that I attended. My downline, Sally & Mary, and my sideline Sarah, were hosting a class together, and Sally was so kind to invite me. It was SOOOOO nice to take a class and just stamp for fun...nothing to prepare!! It was fun!!! Here is one of the cards. We used Vintage Vogue, which is a stamp set in the Occasions Mini Catalog. It's so pretty! I have a few things that I have created using this set, that you will see in the next couple of days. So come back and take a look!!

Have a great day!


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

One last baby card...for now!

Ready for one last baby card??? I promise, this will be the last one for awhile. :) Again, I used the retired SAB stamp set, Say It With Scallops, and the retired DSP, Banbury. This card is created from a Note Card (page 168, $5.95 for 20 Note Cards and Envelopes). Notice the scored lines above and below the DSP??? Adds a nice little touch!

Stamps: Say it With Scallops
Ink: Pink Pirouette (retired)
Paper: Whisper White, Sage Shadow, Banbury DSP (retired)
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, White Organza Ribbon, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Baby Card for a boy and a girl

Hi! These cards are so soft and sweet in real life! I wanted to make a few more baby cards to add to my card stash, so I'm prepared for the next baby shower or baby arrival!! When I was looking through my mounds of DSP, I came across this Banbury DSP, which is so soft and pretty...perfect for baby cards! I love how these 2 cards turned out!!

Stamps: Say it With Scallops (retired SAB), Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Bashful Blue
Paper: Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, Banbury DSP (retired)
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Stamps: Say it With Scallops (retired SAB), Hugs & Wishes (retired)
Ink: Pink Pirouette (retired)
Paper: Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, Banbury DSP (retired)
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, Dimensionals

I appreciate you stopping by! I have one more baby card to show you tomorrow.


Monday, March 8, 2010

Green/Yellow Baby Card

Hi! I attended a baby shower last week, and realized that I didn't have a card created in my stash until the last minute! Shame on me! No, I didn't buy a store-bought card. There was a tag on the gift bag, so I just put my message on the tag. :) I don't want to catch myself in that situation again, so I created a few cards for babies over the weekend to put in my stash. I started with the green/yellow theme. I used a retired Sale-a-Bration set, Say it with Scallops, but you can substitute anything for that element on this card if you don't have this set. This card is also easy enough to change the theme! It's a great layout! It's similar to the layout as shown in the previous post.

Aren't those buttons adorable? I used my Big Shot with the Buttons #5 Die. I also made my banner do the "wave" using Mini Glue Dots.

Stamps: Say it With Scallops (retired SAB), Hugs & Wishes (retired)
Ink: Certainly Celery
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Certainly Celery Patterns DSP
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, Top Note Die, Buttons #5 Die, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great Monday!


Sunday, March 7, 2010

Just Buzzin' By, FTL #79

Hi! I created another card using the Fall-to-Layout #79 on the Clean & Simple Blog. When I first saw the sketch, I had this card pictured in my mind, but I just never made it. I finally created it this weekend, along with a few other card that you will see in the next couple of days. I stamped everything in Basic Brown. The bee hive is stamped on Watercolor Paper, then colored with Watercolor Crayons and an Aquapainter. See the wave in the little banner? I placed Mini Glue Dots under the banner to make the wave. So cute!!!

Stamps: Just Buzzin' By
Ink: Basic Brown
Paper: Naturals Ivory, Chocolate Chip, Watercolor Paper
Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder, Big Shot, Watercolor Crayons, Aquapainter, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals

Did you notice the cute little bee peaking out from the inside of the card? The inside of the card says, "have a honey of a day!". And I stamped the jar of honey lightly behind the sentiment. It's cute!

Have a great day! We are having great weather here in St. Louis! It's time to go play outside!!


Saturday, March 6, 2010

Easel Cards!

Hi! I have a couple of Easel Cards to share with you. I'm sure you have seen them all over the web. The first one was created by my good friend, Rita. I received this card in a swap that I participated in several weeks ago. Isn't it a pretty card?

The second Easel card was created by my up-line, Lynn. I received this card from her for my birthday in February. Another beauty! Thanks Lynn!!

Ok, I hope to do a bit of stampin' this weekend, so I have some things to share with you next week. My stamp club will be meeting next Friday, so I will be preparing for that too. Plus my husband is reminding me every day to get my taxes done!!! Not enough hours in the day for me!!!
Have a good one!

Friday, March 5, 2010

My Stampin' Buddy!

Hi! I wanted to share a card with you that I received from my Stampin' Buddy, Sarah K. Sarah is my Stampin' Sister or sideline. This means we have the same up-line. I started hosting a monthly 1:1 swap with our local Demonstrator group, and February was our first month. It was very successful! Sarah was my Stampin' Buddy and this is what she sent to me!!! It's so pretty! Love the colors...Always Artichoke, Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum, and Very Vanilla!!

Thanks Sarah for such a great card!!

Have Friday!!