Sunday, June 3, 2012

It's Here!!

The new 2012-2013 catalog is here!! Click the catalog picture in the side bar to start browsing!! Let me know if you have any questions. My first order will be here soon and I'll show you some new goodies soon!! Happy stamping!!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Don't Forget!!

My new catalog will be here tomorrow!  I'm so excited.  It's definitely different!  I've looked at it online already and there are some nice new things inside.  For all those retiring must haves you better get them quick.  Remember, May 30 is the last day to order from the current catalog!  Let me know if you have any questions!!!

To shop online, click HERE

For the retired stamp set list, click HERE

For the retired accessories list, click HERE

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Pillow Box Treat

I created this as a demo for a recent workshop.  I love making these pillow boxes.  They are so fun and cute. I started by stamping the Distressed Dots background stamp in Melon Manbo ink onto the coordinating card stock.  I used the hostess Tagtastic stamp set for the label that I punched out with the smaller tag punch.  If you adore this tag, you only have until the end of May to get it.  This is a current catalog hostess set and will retire after May 31, 2012.  You can order through me via phone or online at my web store.  If you have any questions, just let me know.  Happy Stamping!!

Supplies: (all SU!)
Stamps: Tagtastic* (*hostess), Distressed Dots background
Paper: Melon Mambo
Ink: Melon Mambo
Accessories: Basic Black 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals, pillow box bigz die, large tag punch

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Create a Cupcake

This is a card that I recently demoed at a workshop.  I also made this card for my monthly stamp group swaps.  It came out so cute and I really love these colors together.  If you have any questions, please let me know.  Happy Stamping!

Supplies: (all SU!)
Stamps: Create a Cupcake
Paper: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Pool Party
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Pool Party
Accessories:  Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Pool Party seam binding, cupcake builder punch, ticket corner punch, Scallop Square bigz die, dimensionals, Big Shot

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Retired List

Stampin' Up!'s retired stamp set list is here.  You can view the list by clicking HERE.  Let me know if you have any questions!  You can shop my online store for these retired products by clicking the black Stampin' Up! logo and clicking the 'shop' link.  Happy stampin!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Sumer Smooches Promotion

Want to get products from the new 2012-2013 catalog early??  Now is your time!!  Throughout the month of April you can order select products from the Summer Smooches product line that are new in the 2012-2013 catalog. 

Here is a sampling of the products that you can order early!  You can click on the black Stampin' Up! logo button on the right side of my blog and it will direct you to my site to shop for all of these wonderful new products!!

If you have any questions, let me know!  Happy Stampin!!!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Apothecary Art Birthday

This card is full of goodies from the new Occasions Mini.  The new Framelets dies, the Apothecary Art stamps set that coordinates.  Sponging the edges of the card layers really made it stand out.  I also love the Cherry Cobbler Seam binding.

I used an aqua painter pen to color the images in on the front.  If you have any questions, please let me know.  Don't forget that you have until the end of March to get FREE products through our Sale-A-Bration promotion.  Happy Stamping!!!

Stamps: Apothecary Art
Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Ink: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo, Early Espresso
Accessories: cherry cobbler seam binding, framelits die, aqua painter, pearls, sponge, dimensionals

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Elementary Elegance

This is probably my favorite set out of the sale-a-bration catalog.  If you want to know how you can get it for FREE just let me know.  Sale-a-Bration only runs through the end of March.

The card base was embossed using the dots embossing folder.  The paper is from the new Occassions Mini Attic Boutique collection.  The focal image was stamped in Versamark in and embossed with white embossing powder.  The curly label punch fits perfectly in the center of the image and can be punched out to add a sentiment on a layer underneath.

This card was fast and super simple to do.  If you have any questions, pleae let me know!  Happy Stamping!!

Stamps: Elementary Elegance (SAB)
Paper: Pool Party, Attic Boutique DSP, Lucky Limeade
Ink: Versamark, Lucky Limeade
Accessories: white embossing powder, curly label punch, pinking hearts border punch, perfect polka dots embossing folder, dimensionals

Friday, March 2, 2012

Color Butterflies

I must admit I was not a big fan of this coral color.  We made this card at my monthly stamp group last month and I fell in love with the color!  We used a wonderful sale-a-bration set called Fresh Vintage along with the Butterflies embosslit die to complete this card.

We used the marker to stamp technique to color the background stamped image in Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade.  We added a few of the butterflies and topped them off with pearls.

If you have any questions or want to know how you can get this set, please let me know.  Happy Stamping!

Stamps: Fresh Vintage, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade
Paper: Calypso Coral, Whisper White
Accessories: Eyelet Border punch, Beautiful Wings embosslit die, pearls, mini glue dots

Monday, February 27, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Card

My monthly stamp group will be getting together in the next couple of weeks and while I had some free time this weekend, I decided to go ahead and work on my swaps.

I used some products that I've had for a while but haven't used yet.  I started out with a Wild Wasabi card base and added a layer of Very Vanillia.  I used the distressed dots background stamp with Wild Wasabi ink.

I then pulled out my big shot and used the Tasteful Trims Bigz XL die and cut the jumbo ric-rack from that. I used a sale-a-bration set from last year for the little four leaf clover.  I then used the Wild Wasabi embossing powder and heat set it for a little added texture.

I stamped the label using the Four Frames stamp set in Wild Wasabi ink and finished it off with a greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes. *I just love that set*  I used some of the new organza ribbon from the sale-a-bration catalog to finish it off.

If you have any questions, please let me know!!  Happy Stamping!!!

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Four Frames, Distressed Dots, So Happy for You (retired)
Paper:  Wild Wasabi, Very Vanillia
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Versamark
Accessories:  Tasteful Trims Sizzix Die, Lucky Limeade Organza ribbon, decorative label punch, dimensionals, Wild Wasabi embossing powder

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sale-A-Bration 2012

It's finally here!!  Sale-A-Bration is going on from now to March 31, 2012.  Click HERE to start shopping!!

Something Sweet Valentine Card 2

For this card, I kept the same design as my last card except I wanted to use the sweet treat cup with it.  I used a Melon Mambo card base, Pink Pirouette for the layer, and Whisper White to stamp on.  I used Melon Mambo to ink up the machine. 

I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig a great deal in lining all the stamps up just right.  I then used the small heart punch and added several of the punched hearts to the sweet treat cup.  I finished off the card with a sentiment from the new P.S. I Love You set and some Pretty in Pink satin ribbon.  If you have any questions, please let me know!  Thanks!

Supplies: (All Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Melon Mambo, Regal Rose, Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette
Stamps: Something Sweet, P.S. I Love You
Accessories: Pretty In Pink Satin ribbon, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, dimesionals, sweet treat cup, 1 3/4" punch, small heart punch

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Something Sweet Valentine Card 1

I wanted to pull out this Something Sweet stamp set and do a Valentine's card with it.  I used this same layout on a card last year and I really liked how it looked.  I used Crystal Effects over the globe part to give it the 'glass' effect.  This set is so fun to use!  Check back next week for a card with the same design but using the sweet treat cups!  Thanks for looking!!

Supplies: (All Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Regal Rose, Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette
Stamps: Something Sweet, P.S. I Love You
Accessories: Pretty In Pink Satin ribbon, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, dimesionals, crystal effects

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Valentine's Day Goodies

I found these Sweettarts candy hearts and I knew that the Stampin' Up! 1"X 8" cello bags would be perfect for these treats.  I was able to get twelve hearts into each bag and it still left me with enough room at the top to tie a pretty bow.

For the tag, I used the new framelits-labels dies from the Occasions mini album.  I love these.  They are so fun to use!  I cut the label out with Whisper White card stock.  I then used the large heart punch and punched a heart out of Pretty in Pink card stock.  I stamped the "Happy Valentine's Day" sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set in Real Red ink.  I used my two favorite punches to layer together.  I punched the sentiment out with the Word Window punch and then layered it onto the Modern Label punch. 

I used my Crop-a-Dile to punch two holes towards the top of the label and used some Real Red grosgrain ribbon to tie it all together.  I bought two rolls of this ribbon off the Clearance Rack a couple of weeks ago during the Clearance Rack Blitz promotion.  Check the rack often for new deals.  Click HERE to visit the clearance rack!

Happy Stamping!!

Supplies: (All Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Real Red
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Real Red, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Framelits-labels, large heart punch, 1"X 8" cellophane bags, word window punch, modern label punch, Real Red grosgrain ribbon

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Letterpress Valentine's Day Card

I bought this letterpress plate last year when it came out the Occasions Mini catalog.  I was really excited to use it.  At the time, I didn't have a Big Shot machine and the letterpress plates did not work really well in the cuttlebug machine at all.  Needless to say I didn't do much with it last year at all.  

Now that I have my Big Shot machine, it works so much better!!!!  If you need a big shot machine just let me know and I know just the place you can get one!!! 

I started by inking up the Lots of Love letterpress plate with Chocolate Chip Craft ink.  I ran it through the Big Shot machine on watercolor paper.  I then sponged the whole paper with Crumb Cake ink.

I did the marker to stamp technique to ink up the strawberry stamp from the P.S. I Love You stamp set.  I cut it out and then laid it on top of the Very Vanilla layer.  I also stamped the heart from the same stamp set and punched it out with the large heart punch.  I stamped the sentiment from the same set on the heart and then also on a scrap of vanilla paper and used the 3/4" circle punch.  I used the pinking hearts border punch on Real Red card stock.  I layerd it all together onto a Real Red card base.  

If you have any questions, please let me know!!

Supplies: (All Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Real Red, Watercolor paper, Very Vanilla,
Stamps: P.S. I Love You
Ink: Markers--Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip Craft Ink, Real Red Classic Ink
Accessories: Pinking Heart border punch, Large Heart punch, 3/4" circle punch, dimensionals, Chocolate Chip satin ribbon, Lots of Love letterpress plate

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Valentine's Day Cards

I love this girl stamp.  She is from the Greeting Card Kids set.  I colored her on one image with water color crayons and the other with water color pencils.

In the card above I used the water color crayons.  I used water color paper and it makes all the difference when trying to get nice, vibrant colored images.

 On this card I used the water color pencils.  It's not as vibrant as the crayons, but the color moves a bit better.  I did use the aqua painter with both images and I usually like to use blender pens with the water color crayons.

The base layers are the same for both cards and I used lots of goodies from the Occasions mini.  I used Whisper White and embossed the bottom of the panel with the adorning accents heart folder.  I used the labels framelits dies to matte the focal image. I did 3 score lines above the hearts for a little more interest.

Supplies: (All Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, water color paper
Ink: Stazon-Jet Black, Pretty in Pink, Real Red
Stamps: Greeting Card Kids
Accessories: framelits-labels, adorning accents embossing folders, score board, water color crayons, water color pencils, aqua painter, PIP satin ribbon, RR satin ribbon, glue dots

Friday, January 6, 2012

Valentine Cards

When I saw this new set in the Occasions Mini Catalog, I knew i had to have it. It is so cute and was super fun to play with. I created three versions of the card and decided on the poppy version for my monthly stamp club swaps.

I started with a 4 1/2" square card. I cut my layers 1/4" shorter from that. I stamped all card bases with En Francais background stamp. (some in Pretty in Pink and some in Pure Poppy)I stamped the heart rows from top to bottom: Real Red, Melon Mambo, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink.

For the card above, I created the base layer out of Pretty in Pink and I sponged the edges with the same ink.  I also created my own Pretty in Pink color spritz.  I put several drops of Pretty in Pink re-inker into a spray bottle with some water and sprayed some Very Vanillia seam binding.  I crinkled it as I dried it with the heat tool.

For the card above, the base layer is Pure Poppy and I used the Pure Poppy twill ribbon.

On the card above, I used Regal Rose base layer and Real Red Satin Ribbon.  On this card I did not punch out each heart.  I stamped them directly onto the white layer.


For the first two cards I used the small heart punch and punched out each heart.  I then popped them up onto dimensionals and lined them up on the card.

If you have any questions, please let me know!  Thanks for looking!!

Supplies:  (All Stampin' Up!)
Paper:  Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Pure Poppy, Regal Rose
Stamps: Candy Conversations, En Francais
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Pure Poppy, Regal Rose, Real Red, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Pure Poppy Ribbon, Vanillia Seam Binding, Real Red Satin Ribbon, small heart punch, dimensionals

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Occasions Mini Catalog

It's here!!  The new occasions mini catalog is here and it is yours for the taking!

Click HERE or on the catalog in the sidebar to be directed to shop for all the wonderful products in the new mini catalog.

Click HERE if you would like to view the new catalog.

 If you have any questions or would like to place an order, please let me know!!

Have a great stamping day!!