Sunday, October 27, 2013

Lobster Birthday

Let's hope this post reaches my email and facebook page subscribers!  :)

Stamps:  By the Tide, Four You
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Parker's Patterns, Neutral's Collection DSP (retired)
Other:  Natural Trim Ribbon, Gold Brads
Inspired by:  Janet Wakeland

Saturday, October 26, 2013


I have a love/hate relationship with technology.  Right now I hate it.  My posts are not being sent to my email subscribers.  Anyone with feedburner experience have any advice?  This is a test to see if it is working.  But I don't think it is!!!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Fall Cards Gold Embossed

Stamps:  Gently Falling
Ink:  Versamark, Cajun Craze
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Other:  Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Linen Thread, Natural Trim Ribbon, Gold Embossing Powder, Designer Brushed Bronze Buttons

*I've realized that my posts aren't being sent out to my subscribers.  I'm hoping I fixed this and it will work now, so I am re-publishing this post. 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Best of Christmas

Now available is the Best of Christmas stamp set!  Click here to access my page, then click the "shop" button at the top.  Here will take you directly to the Best Of stamp sets.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Join now for $25

For two weeks only, you can join the Stampin' Up! team for just $25!  This is an incredible deal as Stampin' Up! continues to celebrate their 25th anniversary.  Click here to learn more about the benefits of being a demonstrator.

The Fine Print:
  • This offer is only good for two weeks, so take advantage of it right away!
  • During this offer, only the special $25 starter kit will be available; the regular $99  starter kit will not be available. The $25 Starter Kit include:
    • $26.95 worth of Stampin' Up! product (it must be more than $25, but not more than $26.95 before tax)
    • Business pack which includes
      • A box of annual catalogs
      • A package of the current seasonal catalog
      • Getting Started DVD
      • Customer Order Forms
      • Customer postcards
Contact me if you have any other questions, or if you need my help getting signed up!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Everyday Occasions Card Kit

With Stampin' Up!'s latest kit, Not only do you get these beautiful stamps:

But you also get all these embellishments to make quick and easy cards!
#134797, $29.95

You can make 20 cards, for many different occasions, in just a few minutes.  I'm ordering this weekend; let me know if you need any supplies or stamps!  

Monday, September 23, 2013

Envelope Punch Board

Use this new board to create customized envelops in up to 66 different sizes.  Not to mention any number of color and pattern options, depending on what paper you choose to use.  It is easy to use, small and lightweight, has a punch to create rounded corners and the price is terrific--only $19.95.  Available now as item number 133774. Click here to shop in my store.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Best of Autumn and Halloween

Two new stamps sets are available as Stampin' Up! continues to celebrate it's 25th anniversary with these special, limited time stamp sets.  Best of Autumn and Best of Halloween stamp sets will make your stamping this holiday season extra special.  Click here to shop now.


Saturday, September 21, 2013


Stamps: Swallowtail
Ink: Versamark, Basic Grey
Paper: Eastern Elegance, Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana, Basic Grey
Other: Stretch Ruffle Trim in Coastal Cabana, Two Tone Ribbon (retired), sponge dauber, heat tool, clear embossing powder

Butterfly Bundle Special

Now through September 30, get 15 percent off when you buy this bundled butterfly stamp set and punch!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

A Thousand Thanks and Bright Blossoms

Inspiration for this card came from a sample shown in the Stampin' Up! magazine Stampin' Success available to demonstrators.  Interested in learning more about joining this awesome team of demonstrators?  Visit my page to read more, and to sign up! 

Stamps:  Bright Blossoms, Lots of Thanks
Inks:  Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Soft Sky, So Saffron, Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, Markers in Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride
Paper:  Same as inks, plus Whisper White and Crumb Cake
Other:  Stamp-a-ma-jig, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Subtles Designer Buttons, Big Shot, Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, 1 inch circle punch

Stampin' Up! New Marker Colors

 In the 2013-2014 annual catalog, we offer the Stampin' Write Marker New Color Kit (item 130034, page 163) to help you update your Many Marvelous Marker pack. Now, we've sweetened the deal. For a limited time, from June 26 until October 31, you can buy any of the new colors in the pack or on their own! Go ahead, fill in the missing pieces in your collection or buy the whole lot.  Click here to visit my store.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Punch Art Ladybug

My daughter recently received a ladybug house for her birthday.  As a thank you note, I helped her create this card. 

Stamps:  Build a Blossom (retired)
Inks:  Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding
Paper:  Whisper White, Soft Sky, Basic Black, Real Red, Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding
Other:  Cloudy Day Embossing Folder (retired), Blossom Petals Builder Punch (retired)
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (item #110755)
1 3/4 inch scallop circle punch (for both flower center and ladybug wings)
1 1/4 inch circle punch (ladybug body)
1 inch circle punch (ladybug head)
Owl Builder punch (for circles on ladybug and center of flowers)

Notes:  I just trimmed a piece of Basic Black for the antennas.  I drew the lines on the center of the flower by hand.  I used the Tombow adhesive to glue the dots to the center of the flower. 

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Modern Mosaics and Label Love

This card also refused to be photographed well; I think it is much prettier in person than I could capture in a picture.  It's another card using the Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder, the Mosaic punch and the Mosaic Madness Stamp set.  I stamped the 4 mosaics, punched them out, then adhered them over the embossed image.  The "smile" sentiment is from Petite Pairs and the image around it comes from the Label Love stamp set and is punched with the Artisan Label Punch. 

Stamps: Mosaic Madness, Petite Pairs, Label Love
Inks:  Pool Party and Wild Wasabi (I was trying to use the new Soft Sky and grabbed the wrong one by mistake!  :)
Paper:  Whisper White
Other:  Artisan Label Punch, Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder, Mosaic Punch, 1/4 inch Grosgrain Ribbon in Wild Wasabi, Jewels, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Mosaics are new!

This card features new in colors, a new stamp set, new punch, and a new embossing folder!  I combined Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Coastal Cabana from the new in-colors.  I embossed the cardstock with the Modern Mosaic embossing folder, then used the Mosaic Madness stamp set to fill in some of the spaces (the Stamp-a-ma-jig was crucial in getting them lined up exactly!).  The deepness of the embossing didn't show up unless I held the card just so...and believe me, I took lots of different photographs! 

Stamps:  Mosaic Madness, Petite Pairs
Inks:  Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana
Paper:  Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana
Other:  Stamp-a-ma-jig, Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder, Mosaic Punch

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Settin' Sail is New Photopolymer Stamp Set

A new Photopolymer Stamp Set is now available....welcome Settin' Sail, which is great for summer stamping fun!  We recommend clear blocks sizes A, C, & H (not included in the set) with this photopolymer stamp set. Our photopolymer stamps offer a versatile all-clear stamping option. You’ll find that our photopolymer is top-quality and give a perfectly stamped image every time. The stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks and are easy to place just where you want them. And best of all, you get to enjoy tons of images for a great price; Settin' Sail is just $13.95!  Click here to shop now!