Sunday, January 31, 2010

With All My Heart Flowers

I've been stamping with a lot of pink and red lately, so I decided it was time to try something new. This card uses Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, and So Saffron. Depending on your monitor, you may or may not be able to see that there are So Saffron flowers stamped amidst the orange and blue ones, but believe me, there are. I used the With All My Heart stamp set that is in the current Occasions Mini Catalog for this card. The Thank You is stamped in white on the pumpkin card stock and then is punched out with the Modern Label punch. I love the striped grosgrain ribbon (comes in 6 colors) so I added that to the card as well. The saffron background paper has a subtle stripe to it and is from the Welcome Neighbor DSP pad (free during Sale-a-Bration).

This card was inspired by one that I saw on splitcoast, but I changed it up a little. I took the general layout and the color scheme and then added my own twist to it.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Butterfly Accent 3x6

Thanks again to Julie Davidson for the inspiration for this card. I used the Butterfly Accent stamp inked in Pretty in Pink and "kissed" it with the Dot, Dot, Dot stamp inked in Real Red (both stamps are found in the Occasions Mini Catalog. The brown flowered paper is from the Sending Love DSP (also in the mini catalog). The red flower was made with the Boho Blossoms punch and has a pink brad as the center. The "thank you" comes from the Happy Moments Sale-a-Bration stamp set. This is a fast and easy card.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Mystery Hostess Party Tonight!

Tonight is my Mystery Hostess Party where one of my lucky guests will WIN the hostess benefits from the orders placed tonight. Everyone coming gets to make FREE make-n-takes and we will have a great time! Check back in the next few days to see pics of the fun projects! If you still want to come tonight, let me know!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Happy Moments Birdcage

Here is another 3x6 card (check back a few days and you'll see another). I used the same layout, just different stamps and paper. This card is Rich Razzleberry and uses the Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper along with the Happy Moment Sale-a-Bration stamp. The ribbon is the white taffeta ribbon (from Stampin' Up! of course). I do admit that I got this card idea from another demonstrator--Julie Davidson. I just loved how simple and pretty it was, so I created one of my own, but it is almost identical to hers. I love how we demonstrators can share ideas!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Happy Moment Double Stack

Here is another card featuring the Happy Moments Sale-a-Bration stamp set. I used the present stamp and stamped it twice to get a tall stack of presents. I colored them in with my Stampin' Pastels and tied a ribbon around the whole piece of white card stock. The edge on the green galore card base is punched with the scallop trim border punch. On the inside edge of the card I glued a small strip of bashful blue card stock to help highlight the border.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Happy Moments Flowers

Here is another card that features the Happy Moments Sale-a-Bration stamp set. I stamped the images in Basic Black and then used my aquapainter and Bold Brights Watercolor Wonder Crayons to color in the flowers. The Pretty in Pink card stock is punched with the new scallop trim border punch. The card base is Lavendar Lace cardstock with a piece of white taffeta ribbon tied around it.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Happy Moments Birthday

Here is a great little birthday card. Sometimes a 3x3 card is the perfect size to add as a tag or tie onto a gift. I have to admit that this card was inspired by another demonstrator (sorry I saw it online and can't remember who to give the credit to).

This card uses the Happy Moments Sale-a-Bration set (that you can earn FREE). I stamped the greeting in Bermuda Bay and the cake in black and then colored it in with the In Color markers (Crushed Curry and Bermuda Bay) and then finished off the card with some Bermuda Bay polka dot ribbon--and yes, I do still LOVE the polka dot ribbon.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Olive Heart Flowers

I admit it, I'm not a huge fan of Old Olive. I don't know why, I just prefer Certainly Celery, Gable Green, Garden Green, Always Artichoke, and just about any other green more. I'm trying to branch out and use Olive a bit more in my cards. So, on this card, I only used Old Olive and white, and you know what--I love it!

I've been making a lot of cards using the With All My Heart stamp set, but it seems that most of them are red and pink, so I decided to think outside the box. I punched the flowers out with my 1-1/4" square punch and mounted them on a 1-3/8" Old Olive square (LOVE my square punches). The greeting is punched out with the Modern Label Punch. My background paper is from the Cottage Wall DSP.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Welcome Neighbor card

I just started making a few cards in a different size and I'm loving this new size. The card base is a 6x6 piece of paper so the finished card is 3x6. What a fun size! It would be perfect for a card that you may want to include cash or a check in, but it is great for just a regular card too.

I used the Good Neighbor stamp set (one of the sets you can get for FREE during Sale-a-Bration--contact me for details). The welcome stamp is from the warm words stamp set that can be found in the regular Stampin' Up! catalog. I used the 1-3/4" circle punch and layered it on a 3/4" and 1" strip of pattern paper (from the Welcome Neighbor paper stack--also a free SAB item). I used Barely Banana, Rose Red, and Old Olive for this card. This is just a fun and super fast card to make. Watch for future posts using the same layout.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

I (Heart) Hearts

Here's another great stamp set from the Occasions Mini Catalog -- I (Heart) Hearts. There are several different hearts in this set and many of them can be used along with some of Stampin' Up!s punches. This is a perfect set for Valentine's Day, but also for everyday cards and scrapbook pages. This cards uses Real Red and Basic Black and a bit of Black Gingham Ribbon. The greeting is from the Whimsical Words Sale-a-Bration stamp set that you can earn for FREE (contact me for details).

And, when you buy the I (Heart) Hearts stamp set from now through February 28th, you are also helping out a good cause. Stampin' Up! is donating $2 from every set sold to the American Red Cross' Haiti Relief and Development Fund.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

With All My Heart Friend Card

Here's another card that uses the Sending Love Designer Series Paper and the With All My Heart stamp set. These two products coordinate so well, they just make creating cards so easy! I love the color combination too -- Pretty in Pink and Real Red, perfect for Valentine's! I also used the Dot, Dot, Dot stamp on top of the red flower. I finished off the card by tying a bit of white taffeta ribbon around the card.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Butterfly Accent

I'm so ready for Spring, which is why I'm loving the Spring colors in my stamping. This card uses the new Butterfly Accent stamp (only $7.95) from the Occasions Mini Catalog. I stamped it in Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, and Barely Banana. The card is mounted on Lavendar Lace card stock. I added 3 brads from the Soft Subtles set. The polka dots on the pink card stock are from the new Dot, Dot, Dot single stamp ($9.95) also in the Occasion Mini Catalog. The greeting is from the Whimsical Words stamp set that you can earn FREE during Sale-a-Bration now through March 31st--contact me for more details!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Good Neighbors

I love the new Good Neighbors stamp set that is a Sale-a-Bration set this year. You can earn this cute set for FREE with a $50 order or by hosting a qualifying workshop. I can't wait to make more cards with this set. I stamped this card using 3 of this year's In Colors (Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, and Melon Mambo). I used the new Sale-a-Bration Scallop Trim Border punch on the Melon Mambo card stock. The greeting is also from a Sale-a-Bration stamp set called Whimsical Words.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

With All My Heart Thank You

This card features the Sending Love Designer Series Paper and the With All My Heart stamp set from the Occasions Mini Catalog. I love this new paper, and it even has glitter on it! Unfortunately, the Pretty in Pink ink doesn't show up well in the photo (there are a couple of flowers stamped above the thank you). The ribbon is the white taffeta ribbon.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Fox and Friends Baby Boy Card

I just LOVE the new Fox and Friends stamp set. Maybe it is because I have a 2 year old and I think I'll get a lot of use out of it, but maybe it is because it is just a super cute stamp set!

I stamped the monkey in gable green (sorry it doesn't show up well in the photo), the turtle in bermuda bay, and the whale in tempting turquoise. I tied bermuda bay polka dot ribbon around the card and then stamped the greeting in bermuda bay ink. The greeting comes from the Whimsical Words Sale-a-Bration stamp set--that you can earn FREE with a $50 order or by hosting a workshop (now through March 31st).

Friday, January 15, 2010

With All My Heart

I finally had a chance to use some of my new stamps tonight. I've had a box of goodies waiting for me, but I was out of town. This is a card that I made for my swap for my Saturday group meeting.

This card features the With All My Heart stamp set that is in the new Occasions Mini Catalog. I used the Rock and Roll technique on the large purple flowers (ink them in Lavendar Lace and then roll the edges of the stamp in Elegant Eggplant for the lighter to darker effect). I also used Summer Sun ink and cardstock. The greeting is mounted inside the card and the window is punched through the front with the modern label punch. I got the polka dots on the card base by using the new perfect polka dots impressions folder for my Big Shot that is also in the Occasions Mini Catalog.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Mystery Hostess Party on January 28th

I'm holding my annual Mystery Hostess Party on January 28th at 7pm and you are invited to attend. This is my favorite (and most popular) event that I hold. Come for a fun night of snacking, stamping, visiting, and winning! One of my lucky guests will win the hostess benefits from all of the orders placed that night. You earn tickets based on a variety of things (bringing a friend, coming on time, being one of the first 5 to RSVP, booking a workshop in your home, joining a stamp club, every $10 you spend, signing up to be a demonstrator, etc). You'll stamp 3 FREE projects and everyone will go home with a prize. Everyone is invited, so invite your friends and RSVP. See you then!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Today is the day! Sale-a-Bration begins and so does the Occasions Mini Catalog.

Click here to view the Sale-a-Bration brochure. For every $50 that you spend between now and March 31st, you will receive a FREE Sale-a-Bration item (stamp sets, paper, or punch). And, this year you can not only select from the 6 new items in the Sale-a-Bration brochure, but you can also select from some of the items in the regular catalog (see the last page of the brochure for details) giving you a ton of choices!

If you host a workshop, you will also receive a free Sale-a-Bration item for ever $300 in net sales at your workshop. I have several available dates for you to choose from. I'd love to come to your home and show your friends and family some fun stamping projects.

If you sign up to be a demonstrator during Sale-a-Bration, you will get 15% off your starter kit AND get to select a FREE stamp set from the catalog (up to $47.95 value) in ADDITION to everything in the starter kit. Contact me for more details.

Click here to view the Occasions Mini Catalog. The Occasions Mini catalog has a bunch of fun new stamps and accessories. Items in the mini are available through April 30th. You can order $50 of product from the mini and get a Sale-a-Bration item FREE (or combine an order from the mini and the regular catalog).

Don't miss out on these great deals! Contact me today or visit my website and click SHOP NOW.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Last day for retiring stamps

Stampin' Up! is retiring some of the stamps sets that have been on the dormant list. If you want to add any of these stamp sets to your collection, you need to do so today! Also, today is the last day to order from the Holiday Mini Catalog. Call me or email me to place your order.

Retiring Sets:

Backwoods 113407 Price: $23.95
Beautiful Baby 114492 Price: $7.95
Birthday Wish 114486 Price: $6.95
Celebrations 114496 Price: $7.95
Central Park 113732 Price: $15.95
Classic Sketches 113206 Price: $22.95
Branch Out 113200 Price: $22.95
Classy & Fabulous 113226 Price: $18.95
Flowers In Silhouette 114498 Price: $7.95
Font Of You 113405 Price: $24.95
For The Bride 113216 Price: $19.95
Forever 114494 Price: $5.95
Friend By Definition 109425 Price: $17.95
Fun Flowers 114488 Price: $5.95
Garden Greetings 113716 Price: $21.95
Glad Friends 114490 Price: $5.95
Grand Soirée 111580 Price: $24.95
Hit The Road 113242 Price: $19.95
Lexicon Of Leaves 113710 Price: $25.95
Man's Best Friend 113236 Price: $19.95
Ocean Commotion 114423 Price: $17.95
Playful Petals 113728 Price: $28.95
Polka Dot 109276 Price: $17.95
Putt Putt 111544 Price: $24.95
Quilt Quips 113240 Price: $22.95
Really Retro 113754 Price: $14.95
Sip By Sip 113403 Price: $23.95
Sweet Stems 113726 Price: $16.95
That’S Funny 113250 Price: $23.95
Wonderful Watercolors 113688 Price: $39.95
Para La Novia 114028 Price: $19.95
Acuarelas Maravillosas 114032 Price: $39.95

Tomorrow is the big day--Sale-a-Bration begins and so does the Occasions Mini Catalog. Contact me to schedule a workshop in your home!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2010 is a great year and brings you all the best. In the stamping world we have a lot to look forward to. First off, Sale-a-Bration and the Occasions Mini Catalog begin soon. January 5th is the big day when you can order some of these great new products. For those of you who don't know, Sale-a-Bration is when you get FREE product with every $50 order or when you host a qualifying workshop. There are great stamps and accessories to choose from. If you'd like to host a workshop, let me know so we can get it on the calendar. Stay tuned for more details!