Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Stamp-a-Stack - NEW TIME

Due to the UK vs North Carolina basketball game I am changing the time of the Christmas Stamp-a-Stack to 3:30 pm.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Christmas Stamp-a-Stack

For the first time I am offering an opportunity to come to my house and get a jump start on your Christmas Cards. On December 5th @ 1pm I will be hosting my first annual Christmas Stamp-a-Stack. For $10 per set you will make 5 different cards with matching envelopes. RSVPs & pre-payment is required by November 25th. You can use the Paypal button below or contact me directly.

This event will also be a mystery hostess event, if a minimum of $150 of orders are placed one lucky person will get the hostess benefits from the party.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Number of Sets

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Welcome to the Holiday Mini Blog Hop

Holiday Mini Blog Hop Final

Welcome to the 16th stop of the Stampin’ Addicts Happy Holidays Blog Hop.

If you have come from Rhonda’s blog I hope you are enjoying the hop. If you are starting here at my blog welcome to the Holiday Mini Blog Hop. All of the blogs will make a big circle so can either forward through the hop or if you are feeling froggy you can go backward through the hop. (See the links at the bottom of my post.) The links will remain active until Monday (August 31st) night but come Tuesday (September 1st) the links will be gone so if you see something you like make sure to bookmark the blog. All of the products featured on this hop will be available for purchase on September 1st, so contact your demonstrator if you would like to purchase some of these products.

I am featuring the Delightful Decorations Stamp Set (p. 24). This stamp set has a matching punch (p. 25) and matching Movers & Shapers die (p. 7).

P1050391 copyMy first project is a Christmas Card. I thought I would start with a project that uses the stamps just as they are…Ornaments

Stamps: Delightful Decorations; Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Bermuda Bay & Melon Mambo Classic Ink

Paper: Whisper White, Soft Suede & Melon Mambo Cardstock; Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Silver Elastic Cord; Silver Eyelets

Tools Used: Big Shot; Stampin’ Up Perfect Details Texturz Plates; Ornament, Scallop Oval, Large Oval & Scallop Edge Punches; Crop-A-Dile

P1050390 copyFor my second project I tried to start thinking out of the box with this stamp set. When you turn this stamp upside down it looks kind of like a little snow globe. The polka dots look like snow. It is hard to see but the front of this card has an ornament shaped cut-out and the snow globe is actually mounted on the inside of the card.

Stamps: Delightful Decorations

Ink: Bashful Blue & Old Olive Classic Ink; Whisper White Craft Ink

Paper: Old Olive, Brocade Blue & Whisper White Cardstock
Accessories: Silver Elastic Cord; Whisper White 1/4” Grosgrain Ribbon; 1” Circle Holder (Hodgepodge Hardware); Small Clear Rhinestone Brads, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tools Used: Big Shot; Stampin’ Up Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates; Stampin’ Up Holiday Windows Movers & Shapers die with Movers & Shapers Bigz XL die; 1” Circle, 3/4” Circle, & Ornament Punches

P1050393 copy For my third project I really wanted to think outside of the box. I wanted to try to see if I could come up with a way to use this stamp set & punch for something other than Christmas. My mom suggested that the ornaments might make great flower petals. So this is what I came up with. Aren’t these flowers adorable.

Stamps: Delightful Decorations

Ink: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, & Soft Suede Classic Ink

Paper: Whisper White & Certainly Celery Cardstock; Thoroughly Modern Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Large Clear Rhinestone Brads

Tools Used: Big Shot; Stampin’ Up Baskets & Blooms Bigz XL die; Stampin’ Up Little Leaves Sizzlits die; Ornament & 3/4” Circle Punches

The flowers were going to be my last project but when I showed my projects to my parents yesterday, my dad commented that the Ornament looked like a little fish. So I just had to try to make one. So here he is:

P1050389 copyIsn’t he cute. Good thinking Dad! I put him on a box I cut out with the big shot. I think these would be great party favors for a kids birthday party. Especially if you filled the box with gummy worms.

Ink: Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Marker

Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry & Garden Green Cardstock; Bashful Blue Textured Cardstock

Accessories: Silver Eyelets

Tools Used: Big Shot; Box #2 Bigz XL Die; Ornament & 5-Petal Flower Punches; Crop-A-Dile

Well I hope you enjoyed your stop here. Make sure you continue on to Cheryl’s blog to see what she has done with Merry & Bright and Icicles Rub-ons. If you would like to chat with any of the people on the blog hop, hop on over to the Blog Hop chat thread at Stampin’ Addicts.

Come back at visit again sometime.


ETA: If you missed the hop but would like to see all of the projects a list of participants and their blogs can be found HERE.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Flower Pot

These cute little flower pots keep popping up everywhere & I just had to try my hand at making one.

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Dusty Durango
Paper: Dusty Durango, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Night of Navy, So Saffron, Ballet Blue, & Always Artichoke Cardstock
Tools Used: Scallop Edge Punch, Big Shot, Simple Flower Embosslits, Little Leaves Sizzlit

All Products (c) Stampin' Up.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

In Color Butterflies

I was playing with the new In-Colors & it dawned on me that they look like a rainbow.

Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Melon Mambo, Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Suede & Kraft Cardstock
Tools Used: Butterfly Punch, Big Shot, Stampin' Up Perfect Details Texturz Plates

All Products (c) Stampin' Up.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Workshop Card

This is the card we made at the workshop hosted by Mary this past Thursday. It was fun girls I hope you enjoyed it.

Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Rose Red, Soft Suede
Paper: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Soft Suede, & Bermuda Bay Cardstock, Thoroughly Modern Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Rose Red 1" Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools Used: Scallop Oval, Large Oval, & Small Oval Punches

All Products (c) Stampin' Up.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Convention Swap

Stampin' Up's annual convention was at the beginning of August and I was able to participate in some of the Stampin' Addicts organized swaps via a convention buddy. (Thanks Julie!) This is what I made for the wedding swap.

Stamps: Brocade Motifs
Ink: Encore Silver, Staz-on Black
Paper: Whisper White Cardstock, Basic Black Cardstock, Brushed Silver Cardstock
Accessories: Organza Ribbon, Rhinestone Clear Brads
Tools Used: Scallop Edge Punch
All products (c) Stampin' Up.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Be on the Lookout

The new Stampin' Up Holiday Mini catalog comes out on September 1st & we at Stampin' Addicts are going to give you a little preview. Come join us from Saturday August 29th to Monday August 31st. You can start here at my blog and hop your way around the circle to see a variety of projects all focused on the new mini.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Happy Graduation

My husband's step brother & cousin graduated from High School earlier this month. Not knowing what to give to an eighteen year we decided to just give them money. I made each of these cards in their school colors. I used the slit punch inside to hold the money in the card. The "Congrats!" is from this past year's Ronald McDonald Set, which is only available til the end of the month.
Stamps: Say It with Scallops (Last Chance)
Ink: Black Stazon
Paper: Basic Black, Real Red, Brilliant Blue, & Glorious Green Cardstock
Tools Used: Scallop Square Punch, Slit Punch

All Products (C) Stampin' Up.
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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Bon Voyage Blog Hop

Welcome to Port of Call #7 on Stampin' Addicts 2009 Bon Voyage Blog Hop!

Nestled snugly between Ports of Call #6 (Connie's Bella Blossom) and #8 (Barbara's Blooming with Love), here we explore Stampin' Up!'s hidden versatility of Happy Heart Day

One announcement before disembarking: the tour links are only active through 11:59 pm Tuesday June 16; after that, many hostesses will post more details on projects you see today. Bookmark your favorite stops now--on return visits, you'll bypass customs & immigration and go straight to the fun!

I want to try to show you that even though this looks like a Valentine's Day set, it can be so much more. I will be sharing directions of how to create all of the fancy folds you will see today later in the week. So stay tuned.

I am going to start with a Valentine. This cute little card is made using a "Triangle Trifold". It looks sort of complicated but it actually isn't.

Stamps: Happy Heart Day (Last Chance)
Paper: Candy Lane Designer Series Paper (Last Chance), Very Vanilla Cardstock, Pink Pirouette Cardstock (Last Chance), Chocolate Chip Cardstock, Riding Hood Red Card Stock (Last Chance)
Ink: Riding Hood Red Classic Ink (Last Chance), Pink Pirouette Classic Ink (Last Chance), Sahara Sand Classic Ink, Going Gray Stampin' Write Marker, Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker
Accessories: Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon
Tools Used: Blender Pen

This set includes a great little Thank You that works great with the other images in set to make something for that special someone. This card fold flat for mailing but can stand up on its own for display.

Stamps: Happy Heart Day
Paper: Whisper White Cardstock, Garden Green Cardstock, Rose Red Cardstock
Ink: Going Gray Classic Ink, Whisper White Craft Ink, Rose Red Stampin' Write Marker
Accessories: Pewter Build-a-Brad, Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Crystal Effects
Tools Used: Tempting Turquoise Watercolor Wonder Crayon, Rose Red Watercolor Wonder Crayon, Garden Green Watercolor Wonder Crayon, Aqua Painter, Big Shot, Flourish Stampin' Up Backgrounds I Texturz Plates

For my last project I want to show you the great way to use the images from this set with sentiments from other sets to create cards for any occasion.

Stamps: Happy Heart Day (Last Chance), Hugs & Wishes (Last Chance)
Paper: Riding Hood Red Cardstock (Last Chance), Bashful Blue Cardstock (Last Chance), Washington Apple Designer Series Paper (Last Chance), Whisper White Cardstock, So Saffron Cardstock
Ink: Riding Hood Red Classic Ink (Last Chance), Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink, Bashful Blue Classic Ink, So Saffron Stampin' Write Marker
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals
Tools Used: Blender Pen, Sponge Daubers, Big Shot, Small Dots Stampin' Up Backgrounds I Texturz Plates, Scallop Oval Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Paper Snips

All Products are © Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

I hope you've enjoyed your visit here at port of call #7. Please come back after the tour is over for more information on these projects. Your next port of call is #8 with Barbara. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

Click here for Port of Call #8

If you would like to chat with any of the bloggers from the blog hop Click Here

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I am SO excited to be a part of another Stampin' Addicts blog tour! These are so well organized and so much fun, with projects from extremely talented demonstrator friends of mine. You remember the awesome Parade of Papers tour last month--this new 'farewell' tour will feature all retiring sets from the Spring/Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog. I'm not going to tell you which set I have been assigned--you'll just have to wait and see! The tour will run from noon on Saturday, June 13th to midnight on Tuesday, June 16th. After that, the ship will depart, so be sure to bookmark your favorite sites to return to later for instructions and patterns for the projects. Unlike other blog hops, ours are FREE to view and participate in, and highly professionally organized, with no dropped links and 100% participation. You will not be disappointed! Stay tuned for updates--just look for the logo!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Blog Candy Winner

And the winner is....

Anonymous Beverly said...

I loved them all but probably the chest of drawers the best.
Great job!

May 9, 2009 8:47 AM

Beverly send me your address & I will mail you all the pieces to make your very own mini chest of drawers.

I hope you all enjoyed the blog hop. I will be participating in another in June so stay tuned.

I will be posting tutorials that were requested in comments later this week.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Thanks for visiting my blog on the blog hop. I will be posting the winner of the blog candy later in the week. I will also be posting tutorials for some of my projects next week after I get back from vacation. Til then, Happy Stamping. If you have any questions or would like to place an order please send me an email.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Patterns Designer Series Paper

Welcome to stop #9 of 24 on Stampin' Addicts' Parade of Papers blog hop! You may have just arrived from Stitchin' N Stampin' on Paper, or this may be your first stop. Either way, all the links will take you in circle, and you'll end up back where you began. But remember, these link will disappear at midnight on Sunday night! Be sure to bookmark or subscribe to the blogs that you love! You'll find the link to the next blog at the bottom of this post.

I am excited to be featuring the versatile Patterns Designer Series Paper. This paper is available to purchase in fourteen monochromatic colors. There are two sheets of each of the six double sided papers Today I will be featuring Old Olive, Riding Hood Red and Bashful Blue. Just like all of the Designer Series Papers, it is included in Stampin' Up's May special of buy 3 get 1 free! In addition to the papers that are available for purchase there is Patterns paper that is a Level 1 Hostess Set. This hostess set is comprised of 60 sheets of 6" x 6" paper in five colors. These five colors are Regal Rose, Apricot Appeal, Brocade Blue, Basic Gray and Garden Green. I will show you Regal Rose, Apricot Appeal & Brocade Blue.

So before we begin, I am going to offer some blog candy. Leave me a comment telling me what is your favorite project. One lucky winner will receive all of the supplies to make my first project. (Sorry you will have to supply your own sticky strip.)

I love the Matchbox Big Shot die there are so many things that you can make with it and the boxes are so easy to put together. In addition to Designer Series Paper I used same of Stampin’ Up’s Textured cardstock which is also included in this month’s Buy 3 Get 1 Free.

Paper: Bashful Blue Patterns Designer Series Paper, Regal Rose Textured Cardstock
Accessories: Filigree Designer Brads, Pretties Halfback Pearls, Rose Red 1” Double-Stitched Ribbon, Brocade Blue 5/8” Grosgrain Ribbon, Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware 1/2" Flower Brad
Tools Used: Big Shot, Matchbox Bigz XL Die

I made a gift box of cards to give a friend for her birthday. I also made fifteen 3x3 cards with envelopes to go in the box for her to use a gift enclosures. I made all of these cards & I only used one piece of Designer Series Paper & I still have some scraps to use on another project.

Stamps: Fresh Cuts, Birthday Wish
Paper: Riding Hood Red Patterns Designer Series Paper, Kraft Cardstock Pacific Point Cardstock, Riding Hood Red Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock
Ink: Pacific Point Classic Ink, Whisper White Craft Ink, Riding Hood Red Classic Ink
Accessories: So Saffron Dress Up Ribbon Originals, Clear Rhinestone Brads
Tools Used: Big Shot, Simple Flower Embosslit Die, 3/16” Corner Rounder

My Mother-in-law just celebrated her birthday & this is the card I made for her. Since I was making a quilt I was able to use up some scrap pieces of the Designer Series Paper Level One Hostess Set. You just never know what you will be able to do with leftover pieces. (You can see all of the patterns that are included in the paper.)

Stamps: Cute & Curly, Bitty Birthday, Simply Said
Paper: Regal Rose, Apricot Appeal, and Brocade Blue from Hostess set Patterns Pack Designer Series Paper II, Whisper White Cardstock, Regal Rose Textured Cardstock
Ink: Certainly Celery Stampin’ Write Marker, Almost Amethyst Classic Ink, Brocade Blue Stampin’ Write Marker
Accessories: Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools Used: Big Shot, Top Note Bigz Die, Flourish Stampin’ Up Backgrounds I Texture Plate, Double Rectangle Punch, Curly Label Punch

I made this bag to give to my Mom for Mother’s Day. You may notice that the words in the stamp image are in French. This stamp is from the new Occasions Mini catalog & for the first time the French language stamps that are normally only available in Canada are available in the US. My mom & I both speak some French so I was excited to finally be able to get some French stamps.

Stamps: En Ovale (Oval All)
Paper: Old Olive Patterns Designer Series Paper, Pink Pirouette Cardstock
Ink: Silver Encore Ink, Elegant Eggplant Reinker
Accessories: Clear Rhinestone Brad, Old Olive Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Pretties White Flower
Tools Used: Eyelet Border Punch, Designer Label Punch, Horizontal Slot Punch

Mother’s Day is this weekend but Father’s Day is just around the corner. This is what I came up with as a present for my Dad. I made the tie on the card using the solid piece of Designer Series Paper. I then texturized the paper using the big shot & I sanded the paper a bit to show the white core. (This is something you can only do with the Designer Series Paper since our cardstocks are colored all the way through.)

Stamps: Holiday Blitz, Thank You Kindly
Paper: Old Olive Patterns Designer Series Paper, Not Quite Navy Cardstock, Thick Window Sheets
Ink: Not Quite Navy Classic Ink, Whisper White Craft Ink, Basic Back Stampin’ Write Marker, Not Quite Navy Stampin’ Write Marker
Accessories: Silver Brads
Tools Used: Big Shot, Box #2 Bigz XL Die, Scallop Oval Punch, Sanding Block, Small Dots Stampin’ Up Backgrounds I Texture Plate

I hope you liked my projects & you enjoy the blog hop. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Your next stop is Patti's blog A Touch From the Heart featuring more colors of Patterns Designer Series Paper. Hope you come back and visit again!

If you would like to come and chat with any of the bloggers from this blog hop we can be found HERE.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Blog Hop Preview

Don't forget about the Parade of Papers Blog Hop that starts tomorrow at 8am. There are going to be some really great projects to see.

Here is a little preview of projects to come.

Stamps: Thank You Kindly
Paper: Old Olive Patterns Designer Series Paper, Kraft Cardstock
Ink: Old Olive Classic Ink
Accessories: Old Olive Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools Used: 3/4" Circle Punch
All Images (c) Stampin' Up

Hope to see you tomorrow.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Stampin' Up May Promotion

May is National Scrapbook Month and Stampin' Up has a few promotions on some great scrapbooking supplies.
First, Stampin' Up's Designer Series Papers & Textured Cardstocks are buy three get one free. Stampin' Up's papers are all high quality, acid free, and true 12x12.

Second, There is a sneak peak of a new Alphabet Stamp Set, Jumble Alphabet, which after May 31st will not be available until the new catalog goes live on July 1st. Not only is it a sneak peak, but is also 20% off.

Third, Stampin' Up has a special limited time Scrapbooking Demonstrator Starter Kit available for only $75. The Stampin' Up products in the kit alone in the kit are worth over $80 and the kit also includes all the buisness supplies you need to get started as a demonstrator.

Call me today if you would like to place an order.

In addition to Stampin' Up's Promotions I am offering the following promotions:
  1. The first person to call and book a workshop for May or June will receive a free package of Designer Series Paper. ($9.95 value) Hosting a workshop can be a great way to get together with your friends and learn something fun & new.
  2. The first five people to call or email me with an order for $50 or more (before tax & shipping) will receive a spool of Stampin' Up's 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon free. ($4.95 value)
  3. I will be added more promotions to my blog after the Parade of Papers blog hop ends.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Coming Next Friday...

BOLO (Be On the Look Out) for a Parade of Paper Blog Hop to showcase each of Stampin' Up!'s beautiful Designer Series Paper packs. On May 8th and continuing ONLY through that weekend, I am part of a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from Stampin Addicts who are hosting a virtual tour through our blogs. Each blog will showcase a different package of the fabulous Designer Series Papers from Stampin' Up! and will also link to another blog participating in the Parade of Papers Blog Hop. You may start at any post, stop and pick it back up later, or visit all of them in succession. You will eventually wind up back at the blog where you started.

Just like Cinderella at the ball, however, all the fun ends at midnight on Sunday, May 10th. The tour will be over and the blog links will be broken. So check back here on Friday, May 8th at 8:00 am when the Parade of Papers Blog Hop links go active and join in the fun by clicking the links to visit all of our blogs. We hope you will be inspired by all the creative projects and beautiful scrapbooking pages and cards.

NOTE: Some blogs may have additional contests or blog candy. Each will show off our expertise with one particular package of DSP, as well as give you a little taste of our personalities and our blogs. You can find all of us in the chat threads at Stampin' Addicts, a great site for demos and non-demos alike!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Reinker Spread Tutorial

Here is my tutorial for the Reinker Spread. I found this on Splitcoast Stampers and was originally shared at the Stampin' Up Regional Conference.

You will need the following items:
SU Shimmery White Cardstock
Versamark or SU Craft Ink
Line Image Stamp
Embossing Powder
Heat Tool & Powder Pal
Water in a Spray Bottle
Aqua Painter

Step 1: Stamp an image on Shimmery White Cardstock using Versamark or Craft Ink. It is important to use Shimmery White or a coated cardstock.

Step 2: Cover the image with embossing powder.

Step 3: Heat emboss image.

Step 4: Spray the cardstock with water until water pools on the cardstock.

Step 5: Then using an aqua painter pull color from a reinker and paint part of the image.

Step 6: Continue adding more colors, until image is completely

Step 7: Allow image to dry completely.

Step 8: Cut out the image.

Step 9: Complete your card.

I hope you enjoyed my first tutorial. Please let me know if you have any questions let me know.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Reinker Spread

I made this card after I learned of a new techniques that was shown at the Stampin' Up Seattle Regional Conference. The flower was colored using a technique called re-inker spread. (I will post a tutorial soon on how to create this effect. ) I also used my new Manhattan Floral Textured Impressions Die. I topped my creation off with some white Organza Ribbon & a clear rhinestone brad.
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Hugs & Wishes
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Shimmery White
Ink: Versamark, Stazon White, Elegant Eggplant, Pale Plum
Accessories: White Organza Ribbon, Clear Rhinestone Brad
Tools Used: Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Die (with Big Shot), Heat Tool
All Products are (c) Stampin' Up unless otherwise indicated.
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