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!