Saturday, December 8, 2012

More Christmas Tags

These are more Christmas Tags made using the Two Tags Die and the Big Shot.  The Gingerbread Man, Candy Cane and Cocoa Mug were all made using the Scentsational Season Stamp Set and Holiday Collection Framelits.  The snowflake was made using silver glimmer paper and the Snow Flurry Bigz Die with the Big Shot. 

Friday, December 7, 2012

Christmas Tree Tag

I used the Two Tags Die with the Big Shot to make several Christmas tags.  This is the first; I will post the others tomorrow.  Did you know you could use Sharpie markers to color our Jewels?  I love how they turned out!

Stamps:  Scentsational Season, Fabulous Phrases
Ink:  Gumball Green, Early Expresso
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Be of Good Cheer DSP
Other:  Jewels, Sharpie Markers, Holiday Framelits, Two Tags Die, Gumball Green 3/8 inch Stitched Satin Ribbon

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Gingerbread Man

This card was a contender for Christmas Card Stamp Camp, but didn't make the cut.  I still think it is cute, though!

Stamps:  Scentsational Season, More Merry Messages
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler
Paper:  Gumball Green, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Be of Good Cheer
Other:  Snowburst Embossing Folder, retired; Apothecary Accents Framelits, Holiday Collection Framelits

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Watercolor Winter

This is the second card we made at Christmas card stamp camp using Watercolor Winter.  I love how easy it was to make this beautiful card!

Because it was so easy, we also added this part to the inside:

Stamps:  Watercolor Winter, More Merry Messages
Ink:  Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Silent Night with Evergreen

This is one of the cards we made at Christmas Card Stamp Camp.  Although you can't tell in the picture.  The embossed snowflake background is actually very, VERY sparkly with Iridescent Ice embossing powder! 

Pinterest inspired! 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Just for You Tea Cups

Stamps:  Tea Shoppe
Ink:  Wisteria Wonder, Markers in Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Pool Party
Paper:  Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
Other:  Modern Label Punch, 3/8 inch Ruffled Ribbon in Wisteria Wonder

Monday, November 26, 2012

Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread cookies, 
On my tree, 
Look so very good to me, 
I will nibble on their feet, 
They look like a tasty treat! 

We sing this song at school, and it pops into my head every time I look at this card!  I used the Sugar and Spice Embossing Powder on the Merry Christmas sentiment, but in other versions I used gold and silver to make it brighter. 

Stamps:  Christmas Greetings (retired), Scentsational Season
Inks:  Soft Suede, Versamark
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Gumball Green, Real Red, Basic Grey, Be of Good Cheer DSP
Other:  3/8 inch stitched satin ribbon in Gumball Green, Simply Scored, Sugar and Spice Embossing Powder, Holiday Collection Framelits

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Tea Bag Mini Card

 Outside of card

Inside contains a tea bag and a space to write a message.

I will also be selling these mini-tea packets at the craft show at the middle school this weekend.  Come see me if you are in the area!

Stamps:  Tea Shoppe
Inks:  Retired 2010-2012 In Colors, Concord Crush, Blushing Bride, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizazz, Peach Parfait
Paper:  Retired 2010-2012 In Color Paper Stack, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy, Rich Razzleberry, Wild Wasabi
Other:  Decorative Label Punch

Friday, November 23, 2012

Simple Snowflake

Here is a Simple Snowflake card I will be selling at the craft show this weekend at the middle school.  Good luck today, Black Friday shoppers!

Stamps:  Trust God
Ink:  Real Red
Paper:  Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
Other:  Real Red Satin Ribbon (retired), Dimensionals, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Snowflake Punch

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving with Gently Falling

Happy Thanksgiving!

Stamps:  Gently Falling, Trust God
Inks:  Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Always Artichoke
Paper:  Always Artichoke, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Other:  Simply Scored, Linen Thread, Labels Framelits, Sponge Dauber, Button (retired)

Thanks to my upline, Beth Ann Wilson, for the inspiration for this card!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wisteria Wonder, Snowflake Soiree and Tinted Glimmer

Here is another example of coloring glimmer paper.  In the left card, I did not color the silver paper.  In the right example, I used a sponge dauber and Elegant Eggplant ink to give the glitter a slight purple tint. 

Stamps:  Snowflake Soiree
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder
Paper:  Silver Glimmer Paper, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
Other:  Heat Tool, Sponge Dauber

Thanks to SU! demonstrator Dawn Griffith for the inspiration for this card!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Snowflake Die with Tinted Glimmer Paper

Demonstrators receive a magazine full of ideas and inspiration, and that's where I found the idea for this card.  I LOVE the glimmer paper which comes in silver, red, and champagne colors.  We can also color the silver paper to create different shades!  On this card, I used a sponge dauber, Tempting Turquoise and Lucky Limeade inks to color the snowflakes.  You can use a heat tool to set the color, but I made this card when Hurricane Sandy had taken our electric, so it was days before I actually had power again!

Stamps:  Snowflake Soiree
Ink:  Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade
Paper:  Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
Other:  Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, heat tool, Snow Flurry Bigz Die, Big Shot

Sunday, November 18, 2012

In Color Cards

After being inspired by some cards completed by a fellow demonstrator, I intended to CASE them completely.  But as is often the case with the creative process, new ideas sometimes spring up with each creation!  Although they all follow the same basic design, each one has variations.  On the Summer Starfruit card, I used the Papillon Potpourri stamp set and coordinating butterfly punch.  On the Gumball Green card, I embossed the tree with peppermint scented embossing powder.  The Midnight Muse card sports a Real Red button.  The Raspberry Ripple and Primrose Petals card both use embossing folders.  Which is your favorite?

These cards were inspired by Stampin' Up! demonstrator Jill Hillard.

Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine

Have you ever wanted to use embossing folders to create the wonderful impressions your demonstrator or stamping friends have used?  Here is your opportunity!  Sizzix and Stampin' Up! have partnered to offer a test run of the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine. We have 4,000 available to be sold only while supplies last.
The Texture Boutique works with Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to transform ordinary cardstock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece. This machine embosses only; it does not die cut.

Click here to watch a video of the machine in action. (I could not get the video inserted into this blog post!)

You have two options for purchasing, in a bundle with 2 embossing folders, or just the embossing machine

Texture Boutique Bundle
Item 132700 $39.95 (a $45.85 value)
  • Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 Pair of Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim
  • Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Stampin' Up! exclusive
  • Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Stampin' Up! exclusive
Texture Boutique Embossing Machine
Item 132657 $29.95
  • Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 pair of Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim
And remember, other embossing folders are only $7.95 and they make great stocking stuffers!  

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Stampin' Up! Sale

Stampin' Up! is having a HUGE online sale beginning Monday, November 19 and continuing through Wednesday, November 28!  With discounts up to 50% and 24-hour only doorbusters, you won't want to miss this sale online extravaganza!

Doorbusters for Monday, November 19 ONLY
Simply Scored Diagonal Plate (125586) $11.95 SALE $9.56
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439) $99.95 SALE $79.96
Big Shot Doctor's Bag (113474) $69.95 SALE $55.96

Doorbusters for Wednesday, November 28 ONLY
Clear Block Bundle: Blocks A-I (118491) $66.95 SALE $53.56
Clear Block Storage Caddy (120279) $16.95 SALE $13.56
Stamp and Store Caddy (109127) $34.95 SALE $27.96
     Even though this is an ONLINE extravaganza, you can 
call or email me with your order and I will submit it for you.
There are also lots of other exciting things going on with Stampin' Up!  
Stay tuned!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Christmas Wreath with Daydream Medallions

Stamps:  Daydream Medallions, Petite Pairs
Ink:  Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Gumball Green
Other:  Tulips Embossing Folder, Floral Frames Framelits, 1 3/4" circle punch, Cherry Cobbler Scallop Dots Ribbon, Jewels, Sharpie, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Thanks to SU! demonstrator Catherine Joy Stockley for the inspiration for this card. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tea and Crumb Cake

This is the third card I made using violets, and perhaps my favorite of them all.  I did "fussy cut" the teacup after stamping, meaning I cut it out by hand which takes a little bit of time, but I love the final look.

Stamps:  Tea Shoppe, En Francais
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant, Crumb Cake
Paper:  Elegant Eggplant, Crumb Cake,  Whisper White
Other:  Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Labels Collection Framelits, Dimensionals

Monday, November 12, 2012


Here is your chance to get a collection of ink pads--for free!  There are two ways to qualify:

1.  Host a workshop with a minimum of $450 in sales and you can choose from a Classic Collection of Stampin' Pads in Brights, Regals or Subtles, a $49.95 value for free!  Plus, you still get your regular hostess benefits!  Contact me to schedule your workshop today. 

2.  Join my team!  For only $99, you can chose your starter kit materials and become a part of the wonderful Stampin' Up! team of demonstrators.  Being a demonstrator comes with great benefits, including 20% off all of your purchases.  Contact me today and I can help you pick the best items for your starter kit.  And remember, from now through December 16th, you also get a FREE collection of Stampin' Pads, a $49.95 value!  That's in addition to the $125 worth of products you choose, AND the business supply pack valued at $65.  That's a total value of $190 for only $99!!!  It's Ink-redible!  Want to know more details?  Click here to read about the type of demonstrator YOU might be!

Bordering on Romance

This is the second card I made as a request for the teacher who wanted some cards using violets.  I used the Blender Pen to create the watercolor effect.  While closed, lightly squeeze the top of your ink pad together.  Then open, and you will see the surface of the pad left ink on the inside of the lid.  You can use that ink with your blender pen to create light and dark variations of the same color. 

Stamps:  Bordering on Romance, Lacy and Lovely
Ink:  Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi
Paper:  Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Regals Collection DSP
Other:  Large Oval Punch, Extra Large Oval Punch, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Blender Pen

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Tea Shoppe Violet

This is the first of several cards I made using the Tea Shoppe stamp set.  A fellow teacher wanted some cards using the violet to use with her teacher sorority, ADK.

Stamps:  Tea Shoppe
Paper:  Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Garden Green
Ink:  Garden Green, Elegant Eggplant
Other:  Labels Framelits, Markers, Modern Label Punch

Monday, October 29, 2012

Almost All Stamps 15% off TODAY ONLY!!!

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Now is the time to purchase the stamps you want! For TODAY ONLY you can get stamp sets at 15% off (excluding hostess sets and bundle sets).

15% off of all stamps in the current catalogs, both the Annual and Holiday! 
This sale includes the following:

Personalized stamps--you can customize with your name, blog address, whatever!
Cookie press stamps--stamp out some cookies!
Single image stamps (new, see below for more details!)

  • *There is no minimum purchase, nor a limit to how many you can order.
  • *Think about holiday projects; this is the perfect time to order stamps to make your Christmas cards!
  • *Maybe there are some people on your Christmas list who would love to receive stamp sets for a present!  Get your Christmas shopping done early!
  • *How about a new return address stamp to use on all those Christmas cards?  You can buy a personalized address stamp at 15% off, TODAY ONLY!

Also, MORE just released Single Stamps are also on sale!

Stampin' Up! is trying out something new! You have the chance to buy single pieces from three select stamp sets, plus--just added--two collections of more single stamps! Remember, these don't come with a Clear Mount Block, so you'll need to buy a block separately if you don't already have one. The recommended block sizes can be found on the fliers. Also remember, these will be packaged in cello bags.