Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Stay tuned

I apologize for the lack of card posts lately. Between being out of town, preparing for workshops, being out of town again, and now preparing for my next class, I've neglected this blog a bit. I do have some fun new cards that I'm ready to post, so stay tuned. I'll share my Birthday Card stamp-a-stack samples after tomorrow's class.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

March for Babies and Stamping for Babies

Click here to help me reach my goal!

I support the March of Dimes and the March for Babies is a cause near and dear to me. Between now and May 15th, I will be hosting a few "Stamping for Babies" events where I am donating the supplies and all of the proceeds will go to the March of Dimes to help ALL babies. Check back for more details about those events. If you'd like to support my team or walk with us, go to

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Birthday Card Stamp-a-Stack

You are invited to a Birthday Card Stamp-a-Stack.

If you're like me, you are always in need of birthday cards. I seem to need them when I'm trying to run out the door. Come stamp some cards so that you'll be ready ahead of time! We'll be stamping a dozen birthday cards (3 each of 4 designs) so that you'll go home with finished cards ready to send. Please bring your own adhesive. All other supplies will be provided. Cost is $10. Place a $30 order that night and $5 of your class fee will go towards the order. You can take advantage of the Sale-a-Bration special and also order from the Occasions Mini Catalog.

Thursday, February 25th at 7pm
Shauna's House (2196 E 3715 S)

Please let me know if you plan to attend so that I can prepare enough supplies. Bring a friend to stamp her own cards (ages 12 and up) that I didn't invite and you'll both receive a free gift. The first 5 to RSVP will be entered in a drawing for a prize. Feel free to forward this info on to your friends and family.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Fancy Favor Pouch

Once a month I get together with other demonstrators in my group to share ideas and to stamp. Here is the project that I made for today's get together. Our theme today was to make a project using the Big Shot.

I made this with the Fancy Favor box. Instead of folding it all to make a box, I cut off one of the sections (the one that would be either the front or back of the box) and turned it into a pouch instead by glueing the two sides onto each other. This is a perfect size to put a gift card inside or just a note for a friend. I decorated the pouch with the new flower punch, paper from the Cottage Wall DSP collection, the 1" circle punch, and some Rich Razzleberry polka dot ribbon. The Wish Big stamp is from the Short and Sweet stamp set.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Another 3x6 card

I'm really on a 3x6 card kick. Maybe it is because they are so fast and easy. One of my friends is getting married in May and her colors are Pink Passion and Green Galore, so I decided to make her a few thank you cards in those colors. I stamped a flower from the Petal Pizzaz stamp set and then used some scraps of designer series paper that was retired a few years ago. The thank you stamp is from the Short and Sweet stamp set.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

3x6 card from Mystery Hostess

Here is the third and final project that we did at my Mystery Hostess party. It is another 3x6 card (started out as a 6x6 sheet of card stock). We used a 1" and a 3/4" strip of designer series paper from welcome neighbor paper paper stack that you can get free during Sale-a-Bration (now through March). The stamps are from the Happy Moments sale-a-bration stamp set. I punched out the cake with the 1-3/4" circle punch and then tied an old olive grosgrain knot and stuck that on with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Pink & Brown Thank You

Here is another project that we made at my Mystery Hostess Party last week. We used the With All My Heart stamp set and the Dot, dot, dot stamp from the Occasions Mini Catalog. I LOVE the Sending Love Designer Series Paper, so we used that as well. You can see that the inside of the card is vanilla, we added a sheet of very vanilla paper inside so you can see what is written in the card (since the chocolate chip is so dark). What a yummy card--very vanilla and chocolate chip:)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Valentine Box

Last week I mentioned that I would post pictures of the projects that we made at my Mystery Hostess Party. I finally got around to taking some pictures, so here is the first of 3 posts about the projects.

This fun box is made using the Box #2 die for the Big Shot. I cut two of them out and glued them back to back. Instead of folding the lid part down, I left it up and punched a large oval to make a handle for the box. I wrapped a 1" wide piece of the Sending Love designer series paper around the box. To completely wrap around the box, you would need a 13" long strip, so I just covered the 1" gap with a heart. The friend heart is from the I {heart} hearts stamp set and it fits perfectly with the full heart punch. I just LOVE it when Stampin' Up! makes stamps and punches that work together because I'm not a big fan of having to do a lot of cutting out.

If you'd like to see other designs of this big shot double box, click on the box #2 label at the bottom of this post.