Friday, November 12, 2010

Wow...check this out!

Stampin Up! has a fantastic offer coming up. A half-price starter kit for signing up. You get over $300 worth of products for only $87.50 (regular or digital kit) and free shipping!
Even if you don't want to be a demonstrator and just want to do it for the discount it's a great deal.

To take advantage of this offer you can sign up on my website and join my team!
enter code: stamp with cassie when it asks for a password

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Owl Punch isn't just for Owls!

As many of you know I LOVE Owls so when this Stampin' Up! Owl Punch came out earlier this year I didn't hesitate to get it. So I've been making lots of fun Owl things with it over the past few months like this Post-It Note Holder.

Last night I was playing around with it and made this cute Penguin Gift Tag.

Inspired from Nicholas' school project. He had to read a book, do a book report and decorate a pumpkin to look like the main character in the book. He chose "Penguin's Big Hill". This is is Pumpkin and look how cute he looks reading it to the class!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

MS Society matching donations

The MS Society is matching donations now through October 28th so it's a really good time to donate. Although I am continuing to sell the Candy Countdown Calendars through November 15th as a fundraiser for the MS Society, I am planning on sending in a check before October 28th to take full advantage of the matching offer. So if you haven't ordered yours, please contact me (if you're local) or you can order directly from my website Thank You everyone who has already purchased one. It is a great cause!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Stampin' Out MS!

As many of you know, my husband John has Multiple Sclerosis. When he was first diagnosed about 13 years ago everyone was saying “Don't worry, they are so close to finding a cure, they're saying it'll be within the next 10 years.” Well, 10 years came and went and no cure in sight. So I thought I would try and do something about it and raise some money for the MS Society. I wouldn't be that great at the MS bike race so I decided I would do it my own crafty way. I'm going to donate 10% of every Candy Countdown Calendar that I sell. So please help Stamp out MS with me!

If you aren't local (to me) you can order this adorable Candy Countdown Calendar Kit through my website item 120926.

Is there anything that builds the exhilarating anticipation of the Christmas season better than a countdown calendar? Add in a treat and you’ve got the perfect thrill! Create the atmosphere of Christmas excitement and sweetness in your home all December long with our Candy Countdown Calendar Kit. It has everything you need to make your countdown a special and much anticipated tradition for all your friends and family.

■ Perfect d├ęcor item for the holidays
■ Boxes can also be used as ornaments or favors
■ (25) fast-fold boxes, 1-1/2" x 1-7/8" x 3-1/2", widening to 2-1/8" x 2-5/8" at the top
■ (25) 12" ribbon strips, (25) clothespins
■ 5 yards twine rope
■ Three sheets of 8-1/2" x 11" die-cut designs
■ Easy assembly

Monday, September 20, 2010

Countdown Calendar

I had to share this. It's the new Candy Countdown Calendar from Stampin' Up!. What a fun activity this would be to make with the kids and then it becomes part of your holiday decor! Not to mention the fun of opening each box each day as you count down to Christmas. It comes with everything down to the twine for hanging {it would be fun to add some glimmer brads!} and it's only $19.95. This would make a unique gift as well. Love it! Click here to order.

Monday, September 13, 2010

a lift from Papercrafts magazine

I fell in love with the simplicity of this card when I saw it in Papercrafts magazine and just happened to have the same Stampin' Up! stamps so I couldn't help, but recreate it. Of course I changed the size and mounted mine on real red card stock, but it's almost the same. This card uses the masking technique so that the apple doesn't interfere with the letters.
I'm planning on teaching how to mask and create this card in my next card class

Friday, September 10, 2010

Stampin' Up! Two-Step Bird Punch

It was love at first site when I saw this bird punch! It kind of reminds me of Bella and Max! (my kids' finches). The punch has the bird, a wing and the branch all on the same punch. This is one of the cards we made in my August card class. The bird was stamped with one of the stamps in a hostess set called Punch Potpourri which can be earned for free by having a workshop.
Every stamp in that set (bird, flowers, butterfly and heart) coordinates perfectly with a Stampin' Up! that!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

New mini catalog starts today and a free tote promotion

Oh my gosh...Stampin' Up! has outdone themselves with the new 2010 Holiday Mini Catalog.

From Traditional to Whimsical, from Vintage to Cute...Stampin' Up! has covered all the bases for your handmade projects for the upcoming holidays (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and even a little bit for Valentine's Day).

You'll be bowled over by the HUGE selection of new Big Shot dies, folders and NEW Letterpress Plates!

LOTS of new Bling...Glimmer Brads, Simply Adorned Baubles, Tinsel Trim, Glass Glitter & Designer Jewels!

And even "Stampin' Sound Cards"!!!

Ooh - I almost forgot - Stampin' Up! Designer Fabric!

Join my team this month and receive this beautiful craft tote (value $39.95) for free.
My favorite thing about this tote is that it holds 12x12 paper!

Sunday, August 15, 2010


I'm participation in a challenge over on the SAS board. For August we are challenged to make a card for every cardmap from the pagemaps collection from September of 2009.
Here's my first one. I used a combination of new Stampin' Up! supplies with retired. The stamp set, Wicked Cool, is from the new 2010-2011 catalog.

Here's the sketch and my card based on the sketch:

sorry for the bad photo, I took it with my cell phone.

supplies: Stampin' Up! Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry and Basic Black card stock, new 2 3/8" scallop circle punch, scallop border punch, rich razzleberry ink, basic black ink, Always Artichoke ink.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Stampin' Up! Watercolor Trio stamp set...

Just a few cards I made with the Watercolor Trio stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Summer mini catalog. I love this set!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Kim Kesti's Card Challenge

Kim Kesti from Papercrafts Magazine is having a sketch challenge on her blog. Go check it out. Here's my take on one of the sketches.

I used the new Stampin' Up! scallop border punch to create a decorative journaling spot for the sentiment.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

I joined Stampin' Up!

This is something I've wanted to do for a while now and I finally took the plunge. I can't wait to start teaching card making and scrapbooking. Come check out my new Stampin' Up website.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger

This week on the Moxie Fab World blog the Tuesday trigger is a fabulous card by Kimberley Crawford. I was inspired by the color combination and use of linear pearls. This is my first try at a Tuesday Trigger and had so much fun! This is what I came up with...

and here is Kimberly Crawford's card:

Thanks, Kim, for the inspiration!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Love always

While I was making this card Nicholas asks "Is that a card for the bathroom?" Funny, even a 6 year old know the universal restroom symbols!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

some cards

Just a couple of cards I made this weekend...
(photos aren't great - I used my old camera)

I was dying to try out my new Nestabilities Die that Santa left in my stocking so I made this Valentines Day card. I didn't have any Hero Arts Valentine's, so I had to use this cheapy I had gotten a few years ago to make the kids Valentines to send into school.

This one was for a sketch challenge on SAS.