Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Happy Easter - DS94


This card was inspired by the Sketch Challenge #94 from Deconstructing Jen's Blog.    The Birds of a Feather Designer Series Paper was perfect for the Easter Card (love that egg paper)!!   Of course, having a chance to play with more framelits is never a bad thing!! :)

Hope you enjoy the card!

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Everybunny
Cardstock:  Primrose Petals, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Paper:  Birds of a Feather Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Island Indigo, Primrose Petals
Accessories:  Satin Stitched Ribbon, Oval Framelits, Bitty Banner Framelits, and 3/16" Corner Punch

Thinking of You - TSSC256

Playing around with more Sketch Challenges this week!!   This is my take on Sketch Challenge #256 from  Techno Stamper blog.   I choose to use the "Just Thinking" stamp from the Spring Mini with the Window Framelits.   Can I say how much I LOVE all the coordinating stamps and framelits released by Stampin Up!   
Hope you like the card!! 

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamp:  Just Thinking (Spring Mini)
Cardstock:  Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade and Very Vanilla
Paper:  Tea for Two Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Lucky Limeade
Accessories:  Window Framelits, Large Pearls, Top Note, and Ruffled Ribbon

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Just Believe Butterfly Card - FM102

Here is the card I made for The Friday Mashup Sketch Challenge #102.    I choose to "Mash It" -- (1) use the sketch; (2) use a brayer; AND (3) use butterflies.    Oh what fun this card was to make!   :)  I am really getting to LOVE my brayer and all the effects it can make!!     I hope you enjoy my "take" on the Sketch Challenge.  

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Just Believe and Papillon Potpourri
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Cajun Craze and Whisper White
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze and Black Stazon
Accessories:  Brayer

A Round Array - FM102

Just got my "A Round Array" stamp set from the Spring in the Air Promotion and decided to play with it today!    I saw this sketch on The Friday Mashup and decided to play!!    I will be posting another card for this challenge shortly that has butterflies!!  :)

Hope you like the card!

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  A Round Array (Spring in the Air Promotion), Itty Bitty Banners
Cardstock:  So Saffron, Whisper White
Paper:  Subtles Color Collection Designer Series Paper Stack, Tea for Two Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Marina Mist, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi
Accessories:  7/8" Scallop Punch, 1/2" circle punch, Subtles Designer Buttons, Bitty Banner Framelits, Rhinestones and Glue Dots

A Little "This and That"

So. . . .have you heard about the "Smash Book" phenomenon??   I have seen a lot of fun ideas on Pinterest and I have wanted to try one myself.   Well, Stampin UP! just announced an amazing new product line called "This and That" and its all about SMASH BOOKS!!!  

Here are what the products looks like: 

Epic Day This and That Journal
Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper
Remember This and That Rotary Stamp
Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers
Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape
Epic Day This and That Bundle
Includes the five This and That products listed above. Only available in a bundle until April 30.

Click here to get yours today and start SMASHING!!  

15% Off Retail Value!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Fancy Favor Easter Box

Here is a very cute (and simple) little box that you can make for Easter.   If you have kids at your Church, Daycare, School, Neighborhood friends, etc these little boxes would be the perfect little treat!!   I hope you like it! 
Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Everybunny
Ink:  Black Stazon, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade
Cardstock:  Pretty in Pink, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla
Paper:  Tea for Two Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Labels Framelits, Marvelous Markers, Fancy Favor Bigz XL Die

Happy Stamping!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Last Day for Sale-a-brations

Don't let this be you!!  Today is the LAST DAY FOR THE 2013 SALE-A-BRATIONS!!  

SAB 2013 Shop Promo

For every $50 you spend, you’ll get to choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product! Visit my Online Store to start shopping.
  • No limit!
  • Spend $100 – choose two
  • Spend $150 choose three
AND…when your shopping adventure hits $150 and $400, you qualify for extra FREE Product:
  • $150 party = $25 Hostess Dollars, PLUS FREE pack of silver glimmer paper
  • $400 party = $65 Hostess Dollars, PLUS FREE pack of silver glimmer paper, PLUS FREE SAB Product Bundle (Madison stamp set (clear or wood), Sycamore Street DSP and Sycamore Street Ribbon & Buttons pack), PLUS 50% off any Full Priced Item

SAB 2013 Join Promo

Do you love FREE product? I know I do! Through today, Stampin’ Up is giving YOU a 25% more FREE PRODUCT with the purchase of the Starter Kit ! For $99, you’ll get up to $156.25 in product PLUS FREE shipping! WOW, isn’t that an AMAZING deal!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Happy Whale Card

Playing around some more with a Baby Wipe (Striped Wipe) technique.   I hadn't played with the Happy Whale Clearlit Die yet, and instantly thought about making an underwater scene for the whales to "swim" in.   
Hope you like the card!! 

I didn't have any Pacific Point ribbon so I decided to make my own.   It's VERY easy to do!   All you need is a Stampin' Spritzer, Rubbing Alcohol (70%) and an ink refill.   My favorite ribbon to die is the White Organza ribbon -- it "takes " the ribbon very nicely (and evenly) and dries quickly.   Below is a before and after picture.  

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Oh,Whale!
Cardstock:  Pacific Point, Basic Gray
Paper:  Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Series Paper, Red Glimmer Paper, and Glossy White Paper
Ink: Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point and Black Stazon
Accessories:  Labels Framelits, Organza Ribbon (dyed), Rhinestones, Happy Whale Clearlit, Small Heart Punch

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Emboss Resist Butterfly

This card is a modified case from Robin Merriman (Trinity Design Studio).   I have done Emboss Resist before, but the Swallowtail Stamp (#129213 (w) or #129216 (c)) from the Spring Mini was MADE for this technique.   My club and workshops this weekend will be making the card below. I think it will as big of a  WOW for them as it was for me!!   Enjoy!!!

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Swallowtail (Spring Mini)
Cardstock:  Basic Gray, Pretty in Pink
Paper:  Two for Tea Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Basic Gray
Accessories:  Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Basic Gray/Basic Black 1 1/4" Two-Tone Ribbon, Sponges

Happy Stamping!

Collage Curios Soda Pop Tops

Finally got to play with the new Soda Pop Tops (#129388) in the Spring Mini Catalog.   I used the Big Shot to "smash" them down -- OH WHAT FUN!!!   LOL.    The Collage Curios stamp set coordinates perfectly with the Pop Tops when using the 1" circle punch.   I used the paper from the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper on the card as Sale-a-brations will be ending on March 22, 2013 (SAD FACE).   I stamped the Flowering Flourishes stamps in Island Indigo to give the paper some "pop".  

 My Monthly Club will be making the card this coming weekend.   Enjoy!  

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps: Flowering Flourishes, Collage Curios, and Fabulous Phrases
Cardstock:  Island Indigo, Pool Party, and Whisper White
Paper:  Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Island Indigo, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango
Accessories:  Soda Pop Tops, Big Shot, 1" Circle Punch

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Decorate a Daisy - MOJO284

Playing with another weekly sketch challenge from Mojo Monday.   Wanted to get another card in with our WONDERFUL Sale-a-brations DSP and Ribbon before they are gone (Sale-a-brations ends 3/22/13).
I think my ladies attending my workshops this weekend will like making this card!!  Enjoy!! 

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Decorate a Daisy, Flowering Flourishes
Cardstock:  Island Indigo, Pool Party, Whisper White
Paper:  Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-brations)
Ink:  Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango
Accessories:  Sycamore Street Ribbon (Sale-a-brations), 1" circle Punch, Pearls, Large Pearls, Delicate Details Lace Tape, and Snips.

Happy Stamping!

Lovely as a Tree Reflection - CASED

I just LOVE the cards that Michelle Zindorf (Freedom in Creating Blog) creates with her brayer and sponging techniques.  I am FINALLY using the Brayer as my Monthly Technique for my Club this month and HAD to use this card Michelle made back in Fall 2012.    I will be honest and say that I haven't "played" with the brayer as much as I should being a demonstrator until now!  OMG -- SO much fun!!  :)

Enjoy the card!

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Lovely as a Tree
Cardstock:  Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Whisper White
Ink:  Pool Party, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, and Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Brayer, Natural Twine, Natural Buttons, Window Sheets

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Secret Garden Sympathy Card FTL230

Playing around today with the Secret Garden Stamp set and Framelit bundle.   This set fits the Sketch Challenge from Clean & Simple Blog perfectly.    I decided to stamp and emboss with Clear powder on colored cardstock and think the final product is very elegant.  You can find the banners in the Hearts a Flutterr framelit set.   I like the way they look together; do you agree? 

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Secret Garden and Blessings from Heaven
Cardstock:  Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade and Very Vanilla
Paper:  Fan Fair Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Versamark, Riding Hood Red
Accessories:  Secret Garden Framelits, Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Pearls and Large Pearls

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Baby Prints CCMC241 & FM99

The Friday Mashup Challenge #99 is a Baby Theme (Pink or Blue) this week and wanted to use the Baby Prints stamp set.   While thinking of my layout, I remembered the Sketch Challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary and thought the two would be perfect for my card.   I made a Pink and Blue version for the Sketch/Theme Challenges -- hope you like them!! 

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Baby Prints and Button Buddies
Cardstock:  Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White
Ink:  Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Melon Mambo, and Pretty in Pink
Accessories:  Cloudy Day Embossing Folder, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Scallop Square Punch, 1" Square Punch, Corner Punch, Marina Mist and Melon Mambo 3/8" Striped Organdy Ribbon, Dimensionals, and Sponges. 

Happy Stamping!

Punched Pot of Gold - CASED

A fellow Stampin Up! Demonstrator (Andi Potler of ABsolute Kreations by Andi) made an amazing Punch Pot of Gold St. Patrick's Day card and I HAD TO CASE IT!!!!    I made minimal changes, and I really hope you like it!!   

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White
Paper:  Silver Glimmer Paper, Champagne Glimmer Paper
Ink:  Old Olive
Accessories:  Bright Buttons, Cupcake Builder Punch, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (circle), Cloudy Day Embossing Folder

Happy Stamping!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Secret Garden Puzzle Piece Resist

Had so much fun making the last Puzzle Piece Resist card, that I HAD to go to my craft room and make another one.   It works perfectly with The Ribbon Carousel Blog "Spring in the Air" (RCC78) Challenge.

  I had to run the card stock through the Big Shot twice -- 1st time was with the flowers and the 2nd time was for the leaves/stem to get the look I wanted.  I probably should have given the smaller flower some leaves too, but didn't want to "compromise" the card front too much.    Hope you enjoy and try this technique sometime!!

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  En Francais
Cardstock:  Marina Mist, Whisper White
Ink:  Marina Mist, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Regal Rose
Accessories: Secret Garden Framelits, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Sponges, Seaming Binding

Happy Stamping!

Hearts Puzzle Piece Resist

Trying a new technique from Splitcoaststampers today; the Puzzle Piece Resist.    Very simple technique with  many possibilities (depending on what framelits you own).    I used the Hearts a Flutter framelit dies (#130159) from the Spring Mini.    Also planning on using the Secret Gardens set for another card.   :)

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Itty Bitty Banners and En Francais
Cardstock:  Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink:  Versamark, Baja Breeze, and Pretty In Pink
Accessories:  Bitty Banners Framelits, Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Sponges, and 5/8" Organza Ribbon

Happy Stamping!

Easter Blessings SSSC179

One of my amazing uplines has a weekly theme challenge for our team and this week is "Easter".   I decided to combine her challenge with Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #179.    

I finally used the AMAZING 5/8" Flower Trim (#126869) from the Spring Mini.   I cut off one flower and colored with my markers and than gave it some shimmer with our Frost White Shimmer Paint.   I hope that you enjoy the card.  

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Easter Blessings (Spring Mini)
Cardstock:  So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla
Paper:  Two for Tea Designer Series Paper (Spring Mini)
Ink:  Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade
Accessories:  5/8" Flower Trim, Label Framelits, Elegant Bouquet Embossin Folder, Pearls, Sponge Daubers, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Ruffled Ribbon.

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Baby Bundle Card SSS200

I am going to a baby shower this week and needed to make a card.   Saw the Sketch Challenge on The Sweet Stop blog and decided to play along!!  :)     

I LOVE the Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Series Paper in the Spring Mini -- the designs and colors are PERFECT!!    

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Baby Bundle, and Cuddles & Kisses (Spring Mini)
Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, and Whisper White
Paper:  Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Series Paper (Spring Mini)
Ink:  Black Stazon and Melon Mambo
Accessories:  Marvelous Markers

Happy Stamping!

Blast Off B-day STB#8

Getting some Stamping Time in this weekend!!  :)    Starting off with a Sketch Challenge from Seize the Birthday.   

I have had this stamp set for a while now, and FINALLY pulled it out the play with.   I love the Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stampin' Pad (#126857) and the effect it gives for the "Space".   I also layered the Silver Glimmer paper to give the Moon two-tones (hope it comes through clearly in the picture).    Hope you like the card!  

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Blast Off
Cardstock:  Night of Navy, and Whisper White
Paper:  Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink:  Black Stazon, Cherry Cobbler, Tangerine Tango, Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stampin' Pad
Accessories:  2 1/2" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Cupcake Builder Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (Circle only), and Snips

Happy Stamping!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Best of Flowers Stamp Set

The Best of Flowers stamp set is the newest addition to our 25 year celebration!!    LOVE that the Upsy Daisy stamp is back!!   
LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this set!!  Get yours today!

Happy Stamping!


Stampin’ UP! introduces NEW Photopolymer Stamps! 100% Clear Photopolymer Stamps!
Do you like choices? I know I do! Well, Stampin’ Up is now going to have a 3rd type of stamp to enjoy – Wood, Clear and now Photopolymer! 

Photopolymer Main

What makes them so great?
  • They’re entirely transparent for perfect placement every time!
  • They are durable. The photopolymer material is designed to last.
  • Can you say sticky? (Don’t worry; in a good way.) These stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks.
  • They’re age tested. They won’t yellow or cloud up over time.
  • They use FDA, food-safe material. How far can you stretch your stamping creativity?
  • We could go on, but we’ll let you try them for yourself.
View the PDF about it all here.

The Fine Print
  • Photopolymer stamps will be offered on a trial basis. Based on popularity, we hope to release more photopolymer stamp sets over the coming months. At this time we don’t plan on offering a line of photopolymer sets as expansive as our wood-mount and clear-mount lines.
  • Not available in wood-mount or clear-mount.
  • All photopolymer will be packaged in cello bag w/insert, but don’t forget you can store them in our clear cases.

Designer Typeset Photopolymer Stamp Set

Happy Stamping!