Wednesday, July 22, 2009

We have a winner!!!

Sorry for the late posting, but I am out of town for 2 weeks at my BFF! Wooohoooo! The most exciting thing is that I am teaching her to stamp this week! Woohoooo!

Without further ado, we have a winner for the blog candy......drum roll please.....Lorita!!! I want to thank each of you for helping me with my delimma & have decided to go without the ribbon, which was my original choice! Thank you everyone!



Tuesday, July 14, 2009


     My mom cased this card from someone on LNS & I cased the card off  I'm sorry once again that I do not know the name of this awesome designer.  

     I used the inspired by nature grass & stamped it in kiwi kiss.  What on earth are we going to do without kiwi??  Old olive would work here, but not be quite as bright.  Then I used the slot punch to make the little cattails & glued them on with 2-way glue all over the grass.  Chocolate Chip ribbon & card base with kiwi kiss layer & image stamped on very vanilla.  The for you came from the Happy everything stamp set.  I often forget about this set, but should get it out more & use it.  It fits perfectly with the small & large oval punches.  

     Don't forget to make a comment on the post below for a chance to win blog candy just for making your vote on ribbon or not!

Inky Hugssssss,

Monday, July 13, 2009

Ribbon, or No Ribbon???

     I am offering some blog candy this week just for helping me decide if this card needs ribbon or not. I am usually all about more dimension, but just felt this card might stand alone without it.  All you have to do to enter is post a comment telling me which card you like better....with ribbon or without.  If you want 2 chances to win subscribe to  my blog also!  Contest will end this Friday at 8am, so don't miss out!

I created this card casing from someone on Late Night           Stampers.  I am sorry I can not remember the creator, but if you leave a comment to whom you are, I will give u credit     where it is due.   I used the Strawberry from the Tart & Tangy set to stamp first.  Then I masked them, & stamped the swirls from the Baroque Motif set.  I then used the Versa Mark pen & marked up the strawberries and clear embossed them to give them some shine & stand out.  I used Real Red & Old Olive on the strawberries.  My layers are Kiwi Kiss & Whisper White on a Real Red Card Base.

I could not completely decide if it needs the ribbon or not.  What do you all think????

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Chip Board Tweetie

Isn't he cute???  I thought he was.  We used the chip board bird that is in the "So Tweet" chipboard set found on page 185 of the new catalog.  He was so so easy to make.  We just traced the chipboard on some non-Su DSP....oops.  We didn't have anything with us that wasn't retired, so we went with bright!!  Cut them out, then used SU's glue sticks to apply to the chip board.  My mom purchased the feathers for his tail at a local store...yeah you know which one!  We used Melon Mambo from the new In-Color collection, & glorious green for the grass.  I just used scissors to make the grass by cutting small little strips.  Glued it all together with tombo adhesive.  Give it a try!!  He was very fun to make!!  

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Thursday Share

I made this card at a stamp a stack at my downline, Kate Armstrong's house.  She is an owl, but I prefer to call her a flamingo!  I think she is darling.  We used the scallop punch for the wings, tag punch for the body and head, 5 petal punch for nose and feet, and the 1/4" circle for eyes.  I just love her!! Let me know what you all think.  
I would also like  u to visit my downline's blog if you have a chance to at:

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

I'm back!!

Hellooooooo....I am back!!  Got my personal life lined out again.  Makin' an A in school so far!!  Wooot Wooot!  Writing my 3rd paper this week.  Had to learn all over again!  

New plan for class.  Each month I will be having a come and go type class.  My home will be open for everyone to come from 5:30-7:00 pm.  As you finish one project you will go to the other table at your own pace.  This way if you want in a hurry, you can stamp, punch, color, etc. everything, and take home to put together if you want.  The cost will be $10 flat with no commitment to place an order.  There will be an incentive to order from me that I will reveal at class!  Don't miss out!!  

I also plan to post pictures of the projects we will be making ahead of time on here and facebook.  

I have missed everyone and can't wait to get started stamping with you all again!! 

Here are the 2 cards we will be making this month with the variations you can choose.  

  Daisy Card Option #1  

Daisy Card Option #2

Daisy Card Option #3

Manhattan Embosslet Die Card  Option #1 

Manhattan Embosslet Die Card Option #2


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Thoughts & Prayers

I really Love this set!!!  I think it is one of my new favorites.  It is just so so beautiful.  I did this card for my classes in Feb.  I think it was received well.  When I selected the colors for this card, I wanted it to be bold, yet soothing. 
 I ended up choosing Taken with Teal & Chocolate Chip.  When I first started putting this card together, my 21 year old son said, "I'm not sure I'm feelin' it".  We talk like we are on American Idol  I turned to him & told him he had to be Taken with Teal.  After showing him the name of the stamp pad we got a good laugh.  
 I used the new Eyelet Border Punch to create the nice edge on the chocolate chip layer.  I used the markers to color the stamp with both of the colors.  After it was stamped on the top note from the big shot, I used a little dap of 2-way glue & dazzling diamonds glitter!!  When u look at the card, it actually looks like teal glitter, but it's not.  I also finally used my spritzing tool in class.  I just love the spritzer....don't you?  It adds just that right touch to a card.  I also sponged the top note with taken with teal.  The punches I used to make the saying the corner was the curly label punch & the wide oval.  I'm excited about the new scallop oval that is coming out to layer with the large oval, but sure wish we had one to layer with the wide oval.  I finished it off with the new chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon.  I started out by having severe "stampers block" when I designed this card, but really like the way it turned out.  Please feel free to leave your comments below!  

Thursday, February 12, 2009

January Class Projects

Today I am meeting the 2nd of my new years' resolution.  I am posting the cards we made at the last stamp camp.  January designed a couple Valentines Day Cards, but did the other 2 just fun cards that can be used anytime of the year.  Next Month when I post I hope to have taken better pictures with no random images on my computer desk in the 

Ink: Riding Hood Red classic stamp pad, Chocolate Chip classic stamp pad & Stampin' Write Marker.  Riding Hood Red Marker made with Reinker & Empty Blender Pen.  
Papers:  Candy Cane DSP. Riding Hood Red & Very Vanilla CS
Stamps:  Love You Much
Accessories:  Scallop Edge Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, 2-Way Glue Stick, Snail, & Paper Snips

The pattern for this lattice edge card can be printed from the pattern link over on the right hand side of my page.  The directions come printed on the pattern, but I will try to get a tutorial page up this next week.  It is much easier to do, once you can see it done.  The Chocolate Chip scalloped medallion tutorial  can be seen on Splitcoast Stampers.  One of my customers & friend brought this tutorial to try on a night we stamped together.  I did not tie the ribbon around the edge of the medallion, because it never laid just right, but used a mini glue dot to adhere down.   I stamped the hearts from the Love You Much stamp set, then punched them out with the matching punch!  Isn't it so cool that we have these matching items. 

Papers:  Candy Cane DSP & Riding Hood Red & Very Vanilla CS
Inks: Riding Hood Red classic stamp pad, Chocolate Chip classic stamp pad & Stampin' Write Marker.  Riding Hood Red Marker made with Reinker & Empty Blender Pen
Stamps:  Love You Much
Accessories:  Big Shot Circle Scallop Die, Circle Scissors cutting machine, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Snail, Paper Snips, demontionals & Life Saver Mints

Inks:  Rose Red, Regal Rose, & Kiwi Kiss Classic Stamp Pads & Markers.
Papers: Rose Red, Regal Rose, Kiwi Kiss, & Whisper White CS.  Rasberry Tart DSP
Stamps:  Petal Pizzaz, Polka Dot Background, & Holidays & Wishes.
Accessories:  Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, Paper Snips, Mini Glue Dots, 2-Way Glue Stick, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Snail, Dementionals & White Gel Pen.  

I borrowed this set from My downline, Gwyn.  I did not purchase this set in the preorder, because I did not think I would like it.  Once Gwyn got it, & we were playing with it, I fell in love with it.  It took me most of a day to get this card "just right" like I wanted it.  

Inks:  Basic Black, & Creamy Carmel Marker
Papers:  Summer Sun & Creamy Carmel CS, & Prints Pack DSP
Stamps:  Just Buzzin' By
Accessories:  1" Cicle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Black Gingham Ribbon, Dementionals.

This card is pretty straight forward, except that when you make the double scallop edge I recommend that you cut the DSP a little longer so that you can line it up & trim off what you need to.  I felt that it was too think to punch them out at the same time.  To do the shading, I just stamped the hive on the creamy carmel CS, cut the image out, then used my Creamy Carmel Marker to Shade the Borders & lines on the image.  I felt that color on color added just the shading & effect I wanted.  We used this DSP from the past Hostess Prints Packs.  I feel that the prints packs are one of the best hostess gifts.  I always try to get one with each new catalog.  

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Sale-A-Bration has Begun!!!!

Sale-A-Bration is Stampin' Up!'s biggest promotion of the year, and you will earn exclusive Sale-A-Bration stamps, designer series paper, or ribbon, free with every $50 you spend!  This promotion runs from Feb 1st threw March 31st.  2 full months to earn free goodies!!



Our Sale-A-Bration promotion gives reason for everyone to celebrate!

Customers:  Receive a free Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 purchase.  There is no Limit.  Spend $50 choose 1 free product, spend $100 choose 2 free products....etc.

Hostesses:  Receive a free Sale-A-Bration product with a $300 or more workshop that you host, in addition to normal hostess benefits!

Recruits:  Choose any retail stamp set (a value up to $47.95) from the current catalog when signing up during the promotion.  Plus, get 15% off the regular $199 price of the Starter Kit--that's $335 worth of products for only $169!

On-Line Orders:  Get a free Spring Catalog mailed to you for any on-line orders between Feb 1st & April 30th, 2009.  This is in addition to the Sale-A-Bration promotion! (the on-line order would not count as your club commitment, because the hostess that month would not receive the benefits from your order.)


Sunday, January 11, 2009

Specials & Announcements

There are lots of things happening right now with Stampin' Up!  I am so so excited right now to be a part of it.   The new catalog will be out & available to order from starting January 19th at 12 pm.  I can not tell you a lot about it yet, but I will tell you exciting things are about to happen!

With a new catalog starting, that means the old catalog will be retiring & no longer available to order from after January 18th.  The retired stamp list & accessories lists are out.  Here are the links to both:  Retired Stamp List  and  Retired Accessories List.  Due to how fast the items sell out, it would probably be best that if you want any of these items that you order them directly on-line from my website.  24/7 ordering.  All of these links can be found on the right hand side of my blog also at anytime.  

I will be trying to keep the links updated down the right hand site of my blog with current specials.  

The holiday mini will not be available to order from after January 18th.  If there was anything else you were wanting before it is gone.  There is no way to know if these items with make it to the new catalog, or be available next year.

There are 3 current specials right now:

Love You Much Bundle  When you order this bundle between December 23rd & January 31st you will receive 20% off.  This is one of the sets we will be using in class this month.  I think it is so versatile.  

Inventory Blowout  Save up to 50% on selected retired & retiring items until January 18th.

Catalog Sampler Sale  Receive 20% off any stamp set in the Catalog Sampler when you spend $20 until January 18th.  

I also have placed a link to the Dormant stamp list that are available to be ordered, but will not show up in the new catalog.  These are items are not considered retired.  They may retire in June, or be placed in the new catty in July when it is released.  

Until Next time.......

New Year's Resolution

Happy Belated New Year everyone!! 

 I know I am a little late on posting Happy New Year, but I wanted to check in with everyone.  I have 2 resolutions I want to share with everyone. 

1. Update Blog at least weekly!!
2. Clean out and organize my Stamp Room!!

I actually have a lot of resolutions this year, but I shall revile more of them as them as we go along this year.  These are the 2 most important right now.