Tuesday, October 4, 2011

SU! Promotions

SU! has a few promotions going on this month! Check these out!

Buy two Simply Sent Kits - Get a FREE Stamp! (pg. 192-193)

Buy two Simply Sent Kits and get a FREE coordinating stamp set! Our Simply Sent Kits are the ideal choice for the beginning crafter. The card kits offer a variety of basic themes, so it's easy to create cards for any occasion.

This isn't really a promotion but a new product! Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps are a brand-new product that will appeal to crafters and non-crafters, alike--not to mention kids!

The easy-to-use cookie stamp has a solid wood handle with three interchangeable stamp images: a heart, a jack-o-lantern, and a snowflake.

Just make your favorite shortbread cookie dough (or one of the two included recipes) and stamp away! Create beautiful, hand-stamped cookies in a flash. The stamp images are completely food-safe and child-friendly.

The Big Shot is a big deal! And during October you will get a FREE Big Shot (or up to $100 in free Stampin' Up! products) when they join the Stampin' Up! family! Start your Stampin' Up! year strong, while sharing the fun and creativity of Stampin' Up! products with your friends, family, and neighbors. Contact me on how you can get started today!

Happy stamping!!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


This was a card I did for my ladies Bible study participants. I love the color combo!!

Stamp Set: Thoughts and Prayers
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Lucky Limeade
Accessories: Eggplant 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Pearls

Happy stamping!!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


These were for a couple of swaps I participated in. The first one was a monthly swap and the second one was for a black and white swap. I left off the greeting on the second one so that the individual could put whatever they wanted on it. Sorry the pictures are so bad!

Stamp Set: Just Believe
Cardstock: Black, Early Expresso, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
Ink: Black, Early Expresso
Accessories: Lattice Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Punches: Large Scallop Circle, 1 3/4" Circle, Word Window, Modern Label, Pearls

Happy stamping!!!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Holiday Mini

This month kicks off the new Holiday Mini! There are so many cute things in there plus a new scoring tool! I am so excited about that. I can't wait to get mine. To see the mini, click on picture on the right.

This weekend is Labor Day weekend, and I'm looking forward to the extra day off. Hopefully I will spend my time wisely working on some stuff. I've got an expo next weekend and I would really have some stuff to sell plus I'm getting ready for some holiday classes.

Hope you all enjoy your long weekend and do something fun! I know I will!!

Happy stamping!!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Quilted Punch Box

I can't remember whose blog I saw this cute little box but I thought it would be a great box to hold these cards. I wish I could say it was fun lining up those squares but it wasn't. But it was worth it because I love how this came out!

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Lattice Embossing Folder, Fun Flowers Die, Big Shot, Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper

Happy stamping!!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Punch Bunch Birthday

I got this idea for a birthday card from Becky Roberts. Her original creation was a little bag but I thought it would look really cute as birthday card. If you want to see her original creation, click here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set: Punch Bunch (Sale-A-Bration)
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose
Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Pretty in Pink 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Scallop Square Punch, Rhinestones

Happy stamping!!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011


This was for a swap I did and the theme was punches.

Stamp Set: Eastern Blooms
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Ink: Tangerine Tango
Accessories: White Gel Pen, Taffeta White Ribbon, Punches: Ticket Corner, Scallop Trim Border, Round Tab, Itty Bitty Shapes

Happy stamping!!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Thoughts and Prayers

I love this designer paper!! I wish it hadn't retired!!

Stamp Sets: Thoughts and Prayers
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Rose Red, Whisper White
Ink: Always Artichoke, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red
Accessories: Sweet & Sour Designer Paper Series, Certainly Celery Twill Ribbon, Scallop Trim Border Punch

Happy stamping!!!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

VC Rocks Blog Hop

I'm so glad you are here! It's that time again...time again for another blog hop and this will be the last hop for the season. VC Rocks will be shutting down for in the next couple of weeks, and I will miss the fun.

You should have arrived here from Karen Gibson's blog. Didn't she do some great stuff? If you ever get lost on the tour, you can always go back to the starting point...the VC Rocks blog.

This month's hop features projects with punches galore (current / retired). I totally cased this project from Becky Roberts.

Stamp Sets: Punch Bunch (Sale-A-Bration), With All My Heart
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Marina Mist, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Basic Black, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Ink: Baja Breeze, Marina Mist, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Basic Black
Accessories: Lattice Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper, Punches: 1-1/4" Square, Fancy Flower, 1/2", 1", 1-1/4" Circle, 5-Petal Flower

I loved how they all turned out! The hardest part was spacing out those squares!! For more fun projects, continue to the next stop of the blog hop by visiting Janice Heighway's blog.

Happy stamping!!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Black Magic Technique

This was technique I did a while back. I believe it is the black magic technique. It looks so much better in real life. What I did was stamp the image in versamark and heat embossed it in white. Then with the SU! watercolor pencils just colored it in over the embossed part.

Stamp Sets: All Holidays, Fabulous Flowers
Cardstock: Lavendar Lace, Summer Sun, Basic Black
Ink: Black

Accessories: Versamark, White Embossing Powder, Watercolor Pencils, Hodgepodge Hardware, Small Oval Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, So Saffron Narrow Grosgrain Ribbon

Happy stamping!!!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Welcome Baby!

I hardly ever get send out baby cards but I thought I would make some up. I made up two versions: one for a boy and one for a girl. The pink came out really light. I should have used a different pink.

Stamp Sets: Fox & Friends, Something to Celebrate (Occassions Mini)
Cardstock: Marina Mist, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Marina Mist, Pink Pirouette

Accessories: Marina Mist and Pretty in Pink 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon

Happy stamping!!!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Circle Circus Birthday

I had a chance to do some stamping so I played for a bit. I'm always needing a birthday card so I made some up. I thought these would be best for a man's birthday, and I used one of my favorite sets. I've been eyeing this set for quite a while and finally broke down and bought it.

Stamp Sets: Circle Circus, All Holidays
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Early Expresso, Whisper White
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Expresso, Night of Navy

Happy stamping!!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


This is a swap I did last month with the VC Rocks group. I love to read and this is one of my favorite swaps...bookmarks! You've probably seen these around on various blogs. These are so easy to do!

Cardstock: Peach Parfait
Ink: Peach Parfait (for sponging)

Accessories: Big Shot, Fun Flowers Die, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle Punch, White Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals

Happy stamping!!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Designer Paper Sale

During August you can get a FREE package of our beautiful Designer Series Paper! When you order three packages, you get one free - your choice!

You can choose from any of the paper packs valued at $10.95. Check them out on pages 183-186.

Happy stamping!!!

Thursday, July 28, 2011


This card was one I did a while back for a swap. This is one of my favorite stamp sets! When I first saw it, I didn't think much of it but now I love it. It's very versatile. I even used if for Christmas cards!

Stamp Sets: Baroque Motifs
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Certainly Celery Narrow Grosgrain Ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch

Happy stamping!!!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Birthday Celebrations

I was going through my pictures and realized I didn't share the birthday cards I made for my niece and nephew. Their birthday is about a week apart so my brother had a family get together to celebrate their birthdays.

This first card I used a new stamp set for me. My nephew loves playing soccer. He should be because he comes from a family that plays soccer. This stamp set will be around for a while with this family.

Stamp Sets: Goal, Punch Bunch
Cardstock: Early Expresso, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Expresso, Wild Wasabi

Accessories: Scallop Square Punch

The second card was for my niece. She is all girl so I wanted to make the card fun and bright. I even added bling to it.

Stamp Sets: Fox & Friends, So Happy For You
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Peach Parfait, Pacific Point, Whisper White, Ice Cream Parlor DSP
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Peach Parfait, Pacific Point

Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Punches: 1 3/4" Scallop Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, Eyelet Border

Sorry the pictures didn't come out so good. We were on our way to the party when I realized I didn't take a picture of them. So these were taken in the car. We had a great time! It's always fun when family can get together and celebrate!!

Happy stamping!!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Fifth Avenue Floral

I cased this card from Kirsten Brown. You could put just about any greeting on the top layer. I love this!

Stamp Sets: Fifth Avenue Floral
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Ink: Night of Navy, Sahara Sand

Accessories: Basic Pearls, Whisper White Satin Ribbon

Happy stamping!!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Join SU! For $99

Well, we are little more than halfway through the month and that means July is close to coming to an end. The new catalog has been out for a couple of weeks now and blogs are showing off the new stuff. Also, last week was convention and the blogs have been buzzing about the new holiday mini coming up and all the new products! I got a chance to see it, and I am so excited about a couple of things in there!! Be on the lookout for the new mini soon...you won't want to miss it.

Just wanted to remind you about the special promotin SU! has going on! You can join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator for only $99!

This limited time Starter Kit--valued at $185--comes with the following high-quality products:

• Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*
• Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*
• Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
• Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
• Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
• Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
• Brights 8-1/2" x 11" Assorted Card Stock
• Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*
• Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*
• Note Cards (20)
• Clear-Mount Block C
• Blender Pen (1)
• SNAIL Adhesive
• Business supplies

*Brand new to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog!

Plus, when you join in July, you get a FREE Christmas Keepsake project kit--a $40 value! Imagine an afternoon spent chatting with friends while creating something beautiful--isn't that what Stampin' Up! is all about? But act now because this special kit is only available as part of this limited-time offer.

As an added bonus, first-time demonstrators can get two free months of Demonstrator Business Web Services (DBWS) when they sign up during their first 21 days as a demonstrator. Subscribing to DBWS means having your own online store, blog, hostess portal, and much more!

ENJOY perks of becoming a demonstrator, like...

• A 20 percent product discount!
• A free monthly issue of Stampin' Success, Stampin' Up!'s demonstrator-only magazine!
• Sneak peeks at brand-new products!
• Invitations to exclusive Stampin' Up! events!
• Regular get-togethers to stamp!
• Free access to a community of 30,000+ crafters/stampers and creative artists, as well as 160,000+ project samples!

Happy stamping!!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Because I Care

Happy Monday!

I hope you had a chance to check out the VC Rocks blog hop this weekend. If not, go to VC Rocks blog to see a listing of all the stops and check out the projects. It will be worth the trip.

This is a card I did a while back. I love making easel cards. They are so much fun. It uses a hostess set out of the old catalog. This was one of my favorite sets. It also uses the Cottage Wall DSP from two catalogs ago. This is also a favorite of mine. Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Sets: Because I Care
Cardstock: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper
Ink: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Ribbon

Happy stamping!!!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

July VC Rocks Blog Hop

It's that time again...time again for another blog hop. I'm so glad you are here! You should have arrived here from Barb Furlong's blog. If you ever get lost on the tour, you can always go back to the starting point...the VC Rocks blog. There are 35 stops and this month we are featuring ABC projects (anything but a card)!

I mostly make cards so I hardly venture out to do other projects. I am a scrapbooker at heart so when I do venture out, I make projects to include pictures. This month's project is a mini scrapbook I did at stamp club. The original project was more vintage looking. Come back next week and I'll share pictures of it.

About a month ago we had VBS (Vacation Bible School) at church. I wanted something bright to show off the pictures so I used the SAB scrapping kit. On to the project...

1. Take 2 sheets of Melon Mambo and cut 1 piece at 12" x 5" and 2 pieces at 12" x 4 3/4".

2. Score the 12x5 piece at 2 1/2", 3", 8", 8 1/2". Go ahead and fold the creases and put aside.

3. Score the other 2 pieces at 4 3/4" and 9 1/2". When you fold these pieces, fold it moutain and then valley. I hope this makes sense.

4. Adhere the small flap to the inside of the bigger piece. (Of the bigger piece, the smaller flap is the top of the book.).

5. Take 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" Daffodil Delight and cover seams. Then take 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" Whisper White and place on top DD piece.

6. For the other panels I used Pacific Point and Old Olive cut to 4 1/2" x 4 1/2". Then decorate as desired.

7. Fold in panels and close book. For the bottom of the book, I used a 4 1/2" x 3" piece of designed paper.

8. Once closed, you can decorate the front. I used the stickers from the kit to decorate. I used a 12" x 1 1/8" Melon Mambo piece with a 12" piece of white satin ribbon for a belly band. I didn't score it. I just folded it along the outside and creased it. I glued the end pieces together.

9. For the centerpiece, I punched a large scallop circle out of Pacific Point and then punched 1 3/4" circle from a piece of designer paper. Adhered that to the scallop circle and then adhered the whole piece to the belly band with dimensionals. I then added some rhinestones.

Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Old Olive, Whisper White, Ice Cream Parlor Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Large Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Basic Rhinestones

This was a fun project to make!!! Sorry I didn't have pictures inside...time got away from me! I would love to hear your comments so please leave me one! For more fun projects, continue to the next stop of the blog hop by visiting Angela Walters's blog.

Happy stamping!!!