Monday, March 24, 2008


A couple of weeks ago, we had a demo power training and a swap. Customers were invited to this event and we got to see a few demonstrations. We saw demos using the flower fusion, bloom diecuts, carousel notes and a few other things. But before we got into the demos, we had a swap.

This was my card. I saw this on Splitcoast and I thought it was different. I don't remember the creator. We had to make 16 swaps. Of couse, at the time, the flowers didn't seem so bad but after cutting out 48 (I think...doing math in my head!) of them, I was wishing I hadn't done this. I think it came out ok though. I used the new striped grosgrain too!

Stamp Set: Priceless
Cardstock: Kraft, Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White
Ink: Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi, Purley Pomegranate
Accessories: Wild Wasabi Striped Grosgrain, Groovy Guava Petal Prints Designer Paper

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

New Promotions

With Sale-A-Bration over, SU! is offering two new promotions from now until April 30th.

Free Wheelin' Promotion
If you haven't experienced the fun, ease, and versatility of our Stampin' Around wheels, now is your chance. From March 18 through April 30, when you buy a pre-selected stamp set, you'll receive the coordinating wheel absolutely FREE!

You'll be amazed at all the ways you can use wheels to add depth and dimension to your projects!

Extra, Extra Hostess Promotion
Extra! Extra! Stampin' Up! hostesses get extra hostess awards March 18-April 30, in addition to the already fantastic hostess benefits!

From March 18 to April 30, Stampin' Up! hostesses can earn an EXTRA $25 to use toward Stampin' Up! products of their choice when they host a workshop totaling $350 or more! This extra benefit is included along with the standard hostess benefits you receive when you host a workshop.

More info is available about these two new promotions by clicking the links to the right located under Stampin' Up! Specials.

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


We had a great time Friday night at the techniques class. Though we were low in numbers we had a good time. On to the techniques...

Technique #1 - Bleached Stamped Images

If you like bleach stamping then you might like this technique. What I did with this is heat embossed with clear embossing powder the flowers onto Ruby Red. Then I took a cup of bleach and "painted" it on to the flowers. I think my bleach must have been old because some of the flowers look bleached out and some don't. I can't take credit for the design. I found it on another demo's blog site. I can't remember the name. I like how it came out.

Stamp Set: Embrace Life, Holidays & Wishes
Cardstock: Groovy Guava, Ruby Red, Wild Wasabi
Ink: Ruby Red, Versamark
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Groovy Guava Double Stitched Ribbon

Technique #2 - Dyed Background

I found this technique on a email group I belong to mostly for demos - SUDSOL. This was a technique I haven't seen any of. When I was on the SUDSOL website, this was the first time I saw it. It's very easy to do. You take 2-3 reinkers and drop 1-2 drops on to a plate and then spritz with alcohol. You then brayer over it and on to a piece of glossy paper. I thought it looked pretty neat. I used the same colors as the bleached images one but just changed a color.

Stamp Set: Doodle This, Wonderful Words
Cardstock: Ruby Red, Groovy Guava, Glossy White
Ink: Black Stazon, Groovy Guava and River Rock reinkers
Accessories: Rubber Brayer, 1/16" Hole Punch, Silver Brads

Technique #3 - Masking

This is a technique that has been around for least as long as I can remember. It's very simple and fun to do. When I first saw this, I was wondering how they did it.

Stamp Set: Friendship Blooms (SAB)
Cardstock: Mellow Moss, Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Whisper White
Ink: Timber Brown Stazon, Mellow Moss, So Saffron and Regal Rose watercolor crayons
Accessories: Aquapainters, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, Crafters Tool Kit

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Another Sale-A-Bration

Alright ladies! The time for Sale-A-Bration is winding down. It's hard to believe it almost over. If you still want to get in on the "sale-a-bration", Monday is the last day to place your order. Don't miss out!!

Here's is another SAB card using "Lots of Thoughts." Again, I can't take credit for the design but I love these colors together. This uses the satin ribbon that was available in the holiday mini. It's very nice!!

Tonight is my techniques class. We are going to have some fun tonight. Come back Monday and find out what we did.

Thanks for stopping by, and stamp something today!

Stamp Set: Lots of Thoughts
Cardstock: Purely Pomegranate, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Purely Pomegranate Satin Ribbon, Berry Bliss Designed Paper, 1 3/8 in. Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Ticket Corner Punch

Thursday, March 13, 2008


Only 4 more days left in Sale-A-Bration! Here is a card that uses one of the sets, "Birthday Whimsy." I love the bright and bold colors of this card. It even uses the new striped grosgrain ribbon. It also uses the new Designer Paper Jersey Shore. I hope that you can see the dazzling diamonds. It looks so good in real life.

I can't take credit for the design. This is one of the cards I did at a fellow demo's stamp class.

Speaking of Designer Papers, I'm forming a club where you can receive a 6x6 sheet of all the DSP for $25. You will get a sample of: Spring Break, Jersey Shore, East Coast Prep, Spring Fling, Bali Breeze, Cutie Pie, Ginger Blossom, Flowers for You, Berry Bliss, Fall Flowers, Western Sky, Notebook, LeJardin, Procelain Prints, Spring Silhouettes, Olive Press, and Azure.

You end up getting 102 6x6 samples which can be used on whatever you want to use it on. I'm looking for 6 more ladies who would be interested in this. Contact me if you are interested!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set: Birthday Whimsy
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Ink: Brilliant Blue, Pumpkin Pie and Bashful Blue markers
Accessories: Jersey Shore Designer Paper, 2-Way Glue, Dazzling Diamonds, Pumpkin Pie Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Occasion Mini

This is a stamp set out of the new Occasions Mini. It is so cute! I did this card at another demo's stamping class. It was fun going to a class where I didn't have to prepare anything. All I had to do was show up! I'll post the other cards the rest of the week.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set: She's All That, Polka Dot Background
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Shimmery White
Ink: White Craft, Chocolate Chip Classic
Accessories: Pink, Chocolate and White Taffeta Ribbon

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Occasions Mini Now Available

The new Occasions Mini is now available and through May 31, you can purchase some wonderful new products.

What I love about the new mini catalogs is that all the stamp sets are die-cut! You don't have to cut these stamps. Just peel and stick!

Besides the the stamp sets, there are tons of new accessories! Here is a list of them.

*Stampin' Glitter Chunk Sprinkles
*Rub-Ons: Love Birds & A Perfect Day
*Carousel Notes - 6" in diameter scalloped round note cards!
*Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware - A new color and a new assortment!
*Two new Designer Series Papers: Afternoon Tea & Summer Picnic
*Poly-Twill Ribbon in Chocolate Chip and Old Olive
*Die-Cut Blooms: Die Cut flowers made with Textured Cardstock

To view the online version of the Occasions Mini, click here.

Only a few days left for Sale-A-Bration! Don't let Sale-A-Bration slip by you!! Contact me to place an order.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

February Swap

As you may or may not know, I love swaps!! Besides creating things for classes, this is another way for me to create.

I joined a 9-month swap and for February we had to make use of any of the Accents & Elements kits, the On Board Accents, the Pretties Kit or the Build-A-Brad kit. Needless to say, I don't have 3 of the 4 items. I had the On Board Accents. The hard part of this is the swap requires us to make 7 card fronts (8 if I make one for myself). In most of the items, there are only 3 - 6 of the same thing so I had a very hard challenge in front of me.

I didn't know what I was going to do because if you know me, I wait until the last minute to do anything. With that said, I didn't have enough time to order more and get it here in order to complete a set. The only thing I had item I had enough of was the bracket things. (I'm not sure what they are called.) I didn't know how I was going to use it and ended up finding a sample in the Fall-Winter Catalog. I used it to highlight a word. WOW!!

This was a tough task. I wish I could say I won't ever wait until the last minute but I know myself to well to know that isn't going to happen. Anyway....

I stamped the chipboard piece with Chocolate craft so it wouldn't look to boring. It took the craft a little while to dry. This is what I came up with. Not too bad considering...This was the original design I came up with. I ended up changing the other card fronts by moving the chipboard piece to the other side and didn't add a rhinestone brad.

Thanks for stopping by and come back tomorrow. Who knows what I will have posted?!?!

Stamp Sets: Friendship Blooms (SAB), Celebrate Everything
Cardstock: Blue Bayou, Sky Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Blue Bayou, Sky Blue, Chocolate Chip Craft
Accessories: Dimensionals, On Board Chipboard Accents

Monday, March 3, 2008

It's Been Awhite...

I can't believe it's been two weeks since my last post. I wish I could say I've been busy stamping but that hasn't been the case. I've been extremely busy at work plus I have a side job that has kept me busy during the evenings.

Things have slowed down at work and I hope to get some stamping done this week. I do have a few things to share so come back this week and see.

This month, SU! is offering "Wild for Wasabi" special product offer!

From March 1 through April 30, you can purchase a specially-priced Wild Wasabi card stock pack for only $3.95--that's 16 sheets of pre-cut (4-1/2" x 11-1/2") and pre-scored (at 1-1/8" and 5-5/8") Wild Wasabi textured card stock that can be used to make all kinds of fun and easy cards and projects!

Click here and this will take you to the site where you can download samples and the instructions for the samples.

Thanks for stopping by!