Saturday, December 24, 2011

Sneak Peak for Occasional Mini

Here are two samples made from the Occasional Mini Catalog that starts January 4th! :)   SOOOO many new products and SOOOOO excited to share them with you all.

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps: Apothecary Art
Paper:  Riding Hood Red, Blushing Bride, Island Indigo,Twitterpated DSP
Ink:  Stazon, Island Indigo, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Labels Framelits Dies, Adorning Accents Edgelits Die, Riding Hood Red Pleated Ribbon, Blushing Bride Smooch Spritz, Vanilla Smooch Spritz, Watercolor Crayons and Aquapainters.

Happy Holidays to you and your family!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Holiday Gift Card Holders

My oldest son and I made these gift card holders this afternoon. It is so nice to see my two boys (ages 7 and 5) getting into paper crafting --- they really LOVE the big shot!!!

Stampin Up! Products:
Paper:  Garden Green, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Red Glimmer Paper, Merry Moments (Retired DSP)
Ink:  Garden Green, Real Red
Accessories:  Tag Die, Stocking Punch, Snowflake Punch, Ribbon, circle punch, glue dots

Non Stampin Up!: 
Google eyes
red pom poms

Happy Stamping!

Teacher/Staff/Bus Driver Gifts

Here is a picture of the Fancy Favor boxes that the boys and I made for the Teachers/Staff/Bus Driver for Christmas.     Enjoy and Happy Holidays!! :)

Happy Stamping!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Bunny Baby Cards

I was going through some of my Stampin stuff this weekend and came across these samples from before I was a demonstrator.  They are SOOOOO cute and had to share them with you all.   I know they have retired stamps, paper, and Non-Stampin Up stamps but still adorable!! :)

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  A New Little Something (retired), All Year Cheer II (retired), Warm Words
Current Paper:  Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink
Retired Paper:  Barely Banana, Almost Amethyst, DSP (SAB, I believe)
Accessories:  Watercolor Crayons, Aquapainters

Happy Stamping!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Well Worn Bargello Card

Here is another card for my workshop this weekend.   This technique looks like it would be hard to complete, but was a lot of fun and has that "WOW" effect!! :) 

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Sincere Salutations
Paper:  Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Well Worn DSP
Ink:  Not Quite Navy
Accessories:  Lots of Tags Die Sets, Extra Large Oval Punch, 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Playing with Silver Glimmer Paper

The samples for one of the projects for my upcoming workshop.   HAD to play with the Silver Glimmer paper and Dazzling Details again before the Holiday Mini Retires (REALLY hope SU keeps these product!).     Hope you like the cards!

Stampin Up! Products:

Stamps:  Snow Much Fun, and Polar Party
Paper:  Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink:  Black Stazon, Markers (for coloring)
Accessories:  Dazzling Details

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving Place Cards

The boys and I wanted to do something fun and crafty for Thanksgiving, so I thought of place cards.   They were super easy to make and we had a lot of fun making them; especially the using the Big Shot and "sponging" the Top Note.    All we had left to do is add the names.

Stampin Up! Products:
Paper: Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Very Vanilla
Ink: Cajun Craze, More Mustard 
Accessories:  Big Shot Top Note
Non-SU items:  Self Adhesive Thanksgiving Foamies

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Color your Silver Glimmer Paper

One of my uplines (Thank you Carol - you are AWESOME) shared a new technique with me and I had to try it right away.  By using some reinker, small amount of water, an aquapainter, and a Heat Tool you can dye the Stampin Up! Silver Glimmer Paper (#124005).   
FABULOUS, don't you agree?!?

Stampin Up! Products:
Paper:  Silver Glimmer Paper
Accessories:  Marina Mist Reinker, Aquapainter, Heat Tool, Stocking Builder Punch

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Stocking Gift Card Holder

My 3rd and final project for my upcoming workshop.   I just LOVE the Holiday Stocking die (#124098) for the Big Shot (and the Stocking Accents - #124099) found in the Holiday Mini Catalog.   I cut the stocking out twice and adhered them together; leaving room for a gift card to slide into the top. 

Stampin Up! Products:
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Frostwood Lodge DSP
Accessories:  Holiday Stocking Die, Snow Burst Embossing Folder

Happy Stamping!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Just Believe!

My 2nd project for my upcoming workshop this weekend.   I have never thought to use DSP for the Top Note, but saw a card (Sorry, forgot who made it) and just had to case the idea.    The Eggplant and Plum go together so nicely and just LOVE the new scalloped ribbon. 

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Just Believe
Paper:  Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Whisper White, Patterns DSP
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive
Accessories:  Scalloped Ribbon, Markers, Top Note Die for Big Shot

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Tidings of Joy - Watercolored

Here is one of the projects for my workshop on Saturday.    At first I didn't sponge the background and it didn't give me the effect I wanted.  The final project is just Beautiful!!  

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Tidings of Joy
Paper:  Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Night of Navy, Stazon
Accessories:  Ribbon, Watercolor Pencils, Aqua Painters, Gold Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Swirled Snow

#6 (and final) card for the Holiday Stamp-a-Stack.   I bought this stamp set last year but never used it.  No reason as to why, because I really like it.  
I really like the way the color combo turned out.   Originally going to use Riding Hood Red, but the Burgundy finished the card off much nicer.   

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Swirled Snow
Paper: Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke, Brushed Gold, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Always Artichoke
Accessories:  Gold Embossing Powder

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Pewter Embossed Comfort & Joy

#5 card for the Holiday Stamp-a-Stack.   Loving the new Pewter embossing powder!   Kinda "cased" the card in the Holiday Mini for the Comfort and Joy stamp set.   LOVIN the color combo of Early Espresso, Marina Mist, and Very Vanilla.   Hope you like the card too!

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Comfort & Joy (Holiday Mini)
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Marina Mist
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Pewter Embossing Powder, Ribbon

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Christmas Lodge "Flip Card"

#4 card for the Holiday Stamp-a-Stack.   I have never demonstrated the "flip card" and thought it would be a "WOW" for my group of  Ladies.   I was right; they LOVED it when they saw it this past weekend.   :)

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Christmas Lodge (Holiday Mini), Sparkling Jumbo Wheel
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Stazon, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Accessories:  Dazzling Details, Old Olive Ribbon, Simply Scored, Markers

Happy Stamping!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Ornament Gate Card

#3 card for the Holiday Stamp-a-Stack.   Wanted to play around with different folds and thought this Gate Card would be a nice change.  I LOVE the color combination and the Letters to Santa Designer Paper!

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Merry & Type, Delightful Decorations
Paper:  Early Espresso, Whisper White, Marina Mist, Riding Hood Red, Letters to Santa DSP
Ink:  Stazon, Marina Mist, Riding Hood Red
Accessories:  Ornament Punch, Markers, Simply Scored

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Dazzling Snow Much Fun

#2 card for my Holiday Stamp-a-Stack being held in November.   I love the way the new Dazzling Details make my snowman shimmer!   Such a great addition to cards and/or scrapbook pages!! :) 

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps: Snow Much Fun, Christmas Greetings
Paper:  Real Red, Garden Green, Whisper White, Real Red Patterns DSP
Ink:  Stazon, Real Red
Accessories:  Markers, Dazzling Details, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die

Happy Stamping!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Punched Fireplace

Card #1 for my Holiday Stamp-a-Stack I am holding in November.   
It is a little bit of work, but totally worth it.

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Build a Blossom, Woodgrain Background, Stitched Stockings
Paper:  Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Well Worn, DSP
Ink:  Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, Riding Hood Red, Soft Suede
Other:  Build A Blossom Punch, Word Window Punch, Stocking Punch, Simply Score, Mini Jingle Bells

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

"Swiped" Upsy Daisy and My Friend

What a FUN technique!   I LOVE getting my fingers all "inked up"!!!   LOL  

This is my last project for my workshop this weekend.   

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  My Friend, Upsy Daisy
Paper:  Tempting Turq, Daffodil Delight, Regal Rose, Glossy Paper
Ink:  Tempting Turq, Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Stazon
Accessories:  Ribbon, Ink Refills

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Warmest of Wishes Treat Bag

I cased this idea from the 2011 Holiday Mini.   I really think the Owl in the Hostess set "Warmest of Wishes" was the perfect size for the treat bag. 

I hope the ladies at the workshop this weekend like it too.   It is perfect to give as a gift for school mates, neighbors and/or friends.   

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Warmest of Wishes (Hostess -- Holiday Mini)
Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie
Ink:  Stazon, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Accessories: Scallop Square Duo Die, Owl Punch, Cellophane Bag

Happy Stamping!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Dazzling Christmas Lodge

I can't not begin to tell you how much I LOVE this set featured in the Holiday Mini Catalog.    I added some Dazzling Details to the roof and WOW what an effect!!  

This card was made for a swap and my upcoming workshop.  I know my Ladies will just LOVE it!! :)

Stampin Up! Products: 
Stamps:  Christmas Lodge & Lovely As a Tree
Paper:  Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Ink: Stazon, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler (sponged)
Accessories:  Dazzling Details, Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Haunted Forest for Swap

Once I saw this stamp I knew it would be BEAUTIFUL embossed in Black.   I completed this card for a swap I am involved in this month.   OF COURSE, I had the sponge the background (you know me!!).   LOL

I hope you like it! :)

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Haunted Forest (Holiday Mini)
Paper:  Basic Black, Peach Parfait, Whisper White, Pick Your Poison DSP
Ink:  Peach Parfait, So Saffron
Accessories:  Black embossing powder, Ribbon, Gold Smooch Spritz, Circle Punch

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Top 10 Tools in 2011


SO excited to announce that Creating Keepsakes Magazine has named Stampin Up!'s Wood and Clear-mount rubber stamps as one of the Top 10 tools for 2011! 

This is just another validation that when you choose Stampin' Up! products, you are choosing the best!