Friday, February 27, 2009

Sale-a-bration February Workshop card

Here is a card that we've done at my Sale-a-bration workshops this month. It features the Polka Dot Punches Stamp set, Lots of Dots designer series paper and the certainly celery ribbon, all available for free until March 31, with a $50 purchase. I love how these three things work together!!

Botanical Blooms Card

Here is a simple card made with the Botanical Blooms set that is free during Sale-a-bration with a $50 purchase. I love how clean and simple this is. I used So Saffron, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive cardstocks and inks. I used the Sanded background stamp on all the layers, using the same ink as the paper color. I used the spritzer with the chocolate chip marker to add some more texture to the images. Love it! Hope you do too!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sale-a-Bration Polka Dot Punches

I love the Polka Dot Punches stamp set. It's so versatile. And I love using it with the paper you can earn for free during Sale-a-bration. And if you change the paper, you get a completely different look. For this card I used the new SU Specialty paper, which is totally awesome! Love the weight of it and the texture! And I love these colors together. My friend who is having a baby also loves these colors and is going more this way for her baby's room!! So, I thought this would make a perfect baby card for her. I used the Chit Chat Rubons for the greeting.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Hope card

Hey, everyone! Hope you had a good weekend. This is a quick card that I made last week for my dh to send someone. He has been encouraging someone who has an illness and every time he sends her a card it has this HOPE stamp, but I change the design. This stamp is from the set called Illuminations. It has four great sentiments, but the best thing is that it's an easy set to create elegant cards with. It doesn't take much to make a card look good with this set. And the flourishes look great embossed.

I used Illuminations stamp set, pink pirouette cardstock, riding hood red cardstock, the scallop lace edge punch, Candy Lane designer series paper, and whisper white craft ink (but I really needed Very Vanilla craft ink--it's goin' on my next order :) and embossing powder and heat gun.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Blueberry Box of Cards

This is a small bag of cards to thank my friend for holding a workshop. It uses the retired paper Blueberry something. I used Good Friends and Petal Pizzaz stamp sets. I hope my friend enjoys them :)

Monday, February 16, 2009

Have a Honey of a Day treat ;)

This project was one that I was looking forward to making. It's pretty easy and self explanatory. The topper was made with the Top Note die. The bee and sentiment are from the Just Buzzin' By stamp set. If you have any questions, please ask!

The hardest part about it was finding the Bit O Honey candy. I struck out a lot! I ended up finding it at Family Dollar and Dollar Tree. My mother also said Cracker Barrel has it. Just FYI, Dollar Tree seems to have a lot of the old time candy. I found the pixie sticks there too.

I apologize. My blog is going to be quiet this week. I've got a lot of personal stamping and scrapping to do. I'm making a baby paper bag album. And I'm making baby shower invitations. Both for different people :) It's soo exciting that all my young friends are having babies :) And I've got a hostess gift to make for this Friday's party. I'll post all those later after I've given them to the recipients. I'm looking forward to sharing those with you, but until then, please know I haven't disappeared.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Valentine's Day Treat-- Shot through the Heart

This is a cute Valentine's Day treat that I learned about from another demonstrator, Tine Reeves, from England :) These are soo quick and easy and soo cute!! You've got to give them a try.

Here is a quick tutorial for you on how to make these.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Becoming a Stampin' UP demo!!!

During Sale-a-bration is the BEST time to become a Stampin' UP demonstrator!! YOU CAN JOIN RIGHT NOW ONLINE, BY CLICKING THE LINK ON YOUR RIGHT. You'll get an extra BONUS stamp set of YOUR CHOICE, PLUS you'll get 15% off the normal kit price. PLUS the kit will ship for free to you!!!! You'll receive over $400 in products for just $169 plus tax. AWESOME!! Plus you'll get 30% off your first qualifying order, and at least 20% off all other orders :)

When you join, you'll become part of my downline and will receive support and training to help you become a successful demonstrator. Plus you'll be able to attend all my local Stamp-N-Plays for free as part of your training, for as long as you are a demo.


Anyone who wants the starter kit. There are NO obligations. You can sell or not sell. You can hold workshops and classes or not. Or just sell to yourself, family and friends. Whatever works for you. There is no penalty if you never buy/sell anything after the starter kit.


You need $300 (before your 20% discount) in sales each quarter to remain active.


You'll get exclusive access to sites dedicated to Stampin' Up Demonstrators where you can get ideas for cards, scrapbook pages, and home decor projects. You'll also have access to the newest stamping techniques via tutorials on a monthly basis. You'll gain first access to popular product lines, and exclusive, award winning designs. You'll get at least 20% off your Stampin' Up products. You'll be able to win fabulous prizes, like free rubber stamps, cash awards, and other valuable prizes. (Ask me, and I'll tell you how I've been able to completely support my hobby with Stampin Up.) But the best thing is that I've been able to meet wonderful women I would have never met without Stampin' UP!


The starter kit is perfectly suited with a wide variety of versatile products which will allow you to demonstrate a variety of techniques and make items for all occassions. However, you are able to customize your kit to your own tastes and to suit your own needs. When making substitutes, you have to chose an item of equal or lesser value.

These items are ones that you can exchange for something of your choice:

Eastern Blooms Stamp Set $21.95

Fun and Fast Notes $32.95

Big Bold Birthday $28.95

Fundamental Phrases $37.95

Fast Flowers Stampin Wheel $6.50

BONUS SET OF YOUR CHOICE (up to $47.95 value) Default choice is Define Your Life set $47.95

Standard Ink Cartridge

2 packages of assorted color cardstock
1 package of whisper white cardstock
5 classic stamp pads

ADDITIONAL KIT ITEMS: (that can not be exchanged for something else)
Stampin Around standard Handle
Stampin Pastels
Snail Adhesive
Decor Element
Stampin Scrub
Stampin Mist
Versamark Pad
Blender Pens

8 catalogs, 8 mini catalogs, Getting Started DVD, and many other business forms.


Friday, February 6, 2009

Just Buzzin By filmstrip card

This set is soo cute!! The little bees are perfect for putting in a filmstrip. I got the idea for the background from someone on Splitcoaststampers. I stamped the images I wanted in Summer Sun onto Summer Sun paper, then I took the white gel pen and outline & highlighted certain areas. It is a neat effect.

I haven't forgotten the bleach stamping video that I promised you. I've actually made my card for it already and have tried filming the video several times, but I kept getting interrupted--phone calls etc!! I hope to refilm it tomorrow. So stay tuned :)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Friends 24-7 Bird card

One night this week I got to spend a couple of hours making cards. You've seen two of them so far this week. Here is the third one. I was playing around, trying to get a good card for class next week. I'm gonna fiddle some more; so there is a good possibility that this is going to change a bit. I've got an idea to add something else to the card. But it's still good as is, hunh? If you look closely you'll see that there is a glassy glaze covering the bird and it's been cracked and aged. It's a fun technique to do :) Anyway, I hope you enjoy it.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Faux Silk Technique

The other night I made 4 very simple and quick cards. One was posted yesterday, today is one, and two more to follow.

This was my first time trying the faux silk technique. It was really easy. I colored my stamp with SU markers and stamped the image onto white wrapping tissue. Then I crumbled the tissue into a ball and straighted it out. I used a glue stick and rubbed glue onto some whisper white cardstock and then smoothed the tissue over the cardstock. I used scissors to easily trim off the tissue paper edges hanging over the cardstock. Super easy and quick!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Friends 24-7 Card

I love the new set called Friends 24-7. It has both great images and sentiments. This image I think would work well for birthday, get well, sympathy, hello, etc... I love these feminine spring colors; certainly celery, pink pirouette and pretty in pink. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Sesame Street Punch Card

My daughter's friend turned 18 and we made her this card. My daughter is giving it to her with some big girl pants--Pull Ups. Then, she's giving her the real gift :) Anyway, this was a really easy card to make using the Scallop Punch and different sized circle punches. The greeting is a Chit Chat rub-on. The other part of the rub on is on the inside. "Birthdays are awesome. And so are you!" I LOVE<3>

If you like this card, make sure you sign up for my Feb. & March punch classes that are free with a punch purchase. And you'll also get a free punch class by mail if you order a punch online.