Monday, December 29, 2008

Love You Much

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I did but it seems like it came and went. Just not enough time to enjoy the Christmas season. Oh, well!! Stampin' Up! is offering a wonderful bundle for Valentine's.

Stampin' Up!'s Love You Much Bundle (item 115404) contains the perfect products to create fun and fanciful Valentine's Day projects that say "I love you" from the heart. And from December 23, 2008 through January 31, 2009, you can purchase the Love You Much Bundle at 20% off the retail value!

Love You Much stamp set - $25.95
Candy Lane Designer Series paper - $9.95
Heart to Heart punch - $15.95
Bundle Retail Value - $51.85

Love You Much Bundle (20% off retail value; item 115405)

To place your order, please contact me.

Happy stamping!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Flower Christmas

I hope you all had a great weekend! I wish I could say I did. I think I got food poisoning because Saturday I was sick all day. Not a fun feeling at all!!

Anyway...on to my card share for the day. Again, this card was copied from someone on Splitcoast, and I didn't get the name. This is a different size and was a little work. It requires a blender pen and stamp pads. Luckily, the image isn't huge. I don't think I will be making too many of these. I'm all about being simple.

Come back tomorrow as I share another technique. Just when you think you are running out of techniques, new one pop up all the time. Don't miss it!

Happy stamping!

Stamp Sets: A Flower for All Seasons, Best Yet (Level 1 Hostess Set)
Cardstock: Real Red, Old Olive, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink: Black Stazon, Real Red, Old Olive, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Blender Pens, Scallop Edge Punch, 1 3/8 Square Punch, Real Red 1/2" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

Friday, December 5, 2008

Baroque Christmas

Here is card #3 from my Christmas SAS. Now, I did end up using a non-Christmas stamp set for this card except for the greeting. This card uses the Baroque Motifs stamp set. I love this set. When I first saw this set, it wasn't a favorite but after seeing so many things done with it I wanted it. So about a year later, I finally purchased my own set after borrowing from other demos.

I copied the card from someone on Splitcoast. Again, I didn't get the name of the sorry! This is a very elegant and easy card. I got a little too close to the edge when I stamped the greeting so when I scanned it in, it looks like it was cut off but it isn't. I just got a little to close.

I hope you'll come back next week as I have two more cards to share and hopefully, a couple of new projects.

Happy stamping!!

Stamp Sets: Baroque Motifs, All Holiday
Cardstock: Bravo Burgandy, River Rock, Very Vanilla
Ink: Bravo Burgandy, River Rock
Accessories: Burgandy Wide Grosgrain

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Seasons of Joy

Here is card #2 from my Christmas SAS. This is the one set I did end up buying. I had been eyeing this one since the last holiday mini but never did get it.

I did copy the idea for the card from Michele Force. She does some great stuff. She is a Texas Allen. Check out her website. You will love her stuff.

As you know, I'm all about keeping it simple, and I love that this card does. Not very much to it. I did try using the small grosgrain but I liked the look of the wide. Then, I wanted to stay away from the traditional Christmas colors so I thought these colors worked well tomorrow. Come back tomorrow for some more card ideas.

I did forget to tell you about one more special SU! is offering. In celebration of Stampin' Up!'s twentieth anniversary, spend $20 on any Stampin' Up! product and get 20 percent off any stamp set from the Fall-Winter Sampler--no limit! Choose from any of the stamp sets below:

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111660 Just Jawing $25.95 $20.76
111624 Dreams du Juor $18.95 $15.16
111700 Thank You Kindly $13.95 $11.16
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Happy stamping!!

Stamp Set: Seasons of Joy
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Bashful Blue, Real Red
Accessories: Real Red Wide Grosgrain, Dimensionals

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


I did a Christmas Stamp-A-Stack about a month ago. This was one of the cards I did. My goal for this SAS was to not purchase any Christmas sets but use what I have...even the non-Christmas ones. I didn't have any current Christmas sets so I did end up buying one set. This card uses a non-Christmas set - Priceless. I also used the 5-petal flower to make the poinsettia. I actually copied this from someone off of Splitcoast and I can't remember who.

This is very easy card to make, and I bet these would be easy to do in mass if you wanted to send out handmade Christmas cards this year. Come back tomorrow and see another design.

Happy stamping!!

Stamp Sets: Priceless, All Holiday
Cardstock: Garden Green, Hunter Green, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Garden Green, Hunter Green, Real Red
Accessories: 5-Petal Flower Punch, Gold Brads

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Technique Tuesday

Today's technique is a fun and simple one. It's called Smackin' Acetate. It doesn't require much to do it at all.

Scribble markers on acetate. If you don’t have a marker handy, try a blender pen and reinkers. Spray water on the acetate. For a fine mist, hold the bottle about 6 inches away and spray a couple of times. Place acetate on neutral cardstock. Rub your finger over the acetate to spread the water mixture. Let cardstock dry. Stamp image on cardstock.

This makes a great masculine card...even if you decided not to do the technique. You could use a brown for the trees. Thanks for stopping by!

Happy stamping!!

Stamp Set: Lovely As a Tree
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun, Whisper White
Ink: Black Stazon, Always Artichoke, markers
Accessories: Hodgepodge Hardward, Artichoke Grosgrain Ribbon

Monday, December 1, 2008

MIA No More

So sorry I have been away for awhile. I didn't realize it had been that long since my last post. I have been thinking about it but just haven't sat down long enough to do it. I will hopefully get back on track and post regularly again.

This month kicks off December and that always get my mind to thinking about Christmas. It will be here before you know it. Stampin' Up! has a couple of promotions going on this month.

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*Card stock
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I hope that you will take a moment to look at the specials this month. Come back tomorrow as I continue with my Technique Tuesday and will post some Christmas cards.

Happy stamping!!