Thursday, October 27, 2011

Free Big Shot!

Four more days to get a free big shot (or $100 worth of Stampin' Up! Products) when you sign up as a demonstrator!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

I made it to round 2! (with Stampin' Up! - Greeting Card Kids)

Here's my entry for the fall themed card using baker's twine.

Please go to Practical Scrappers to keep me in the contest - you just leave a comment in the Post a Comment area of Practical Scrappers(not here)

All supplies are by Stampin' Up! except image is colored with copic markers.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Please vote for me!

At the last minute last night I decided to enter a card for the Practical Scrappers card contest.   This one is American Idol style with eliminations.    I got an email today saying that I was in the top 20!   Woo Hoo!
I'll need some votes to keep on going.  Please go to  to vote.  I'm in group #1.

I made this card for my niece, Annabella.  She's turning 3 today!  What the card photo doesn't show on the Practical Scrapppers site is that it's a card and a gift.  I made a removeable flower hair clip and it's clipped right onto the card.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I love seeing the UPS truck...

actually I didn't see the truck, but when I came home from work on my lunch break I was pleasantly surprised to see my Stampin' Up! order two whole days early!    I ran down to my craft studio and put together this simple Christmas card (the ribbon I had and may still be available on clearance)
I was dying to try the new oval embossing folder and the new Designer Series paper called Holly Berry Bouquet.  The Christmas Tree stamp is from the Pennant Parade stamp set - not just for pennants!

This card will be part of a the Pennant Parade Card Class by Mail that I will be offering soon.  I'm trying to get that ready for October shipping.  More details to follow.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Stampin' Up! Spice Cake and Leaves of a Tree

I just got a box of new things which will be available on September 1st in the Holiday mini catalog.
I made this card using the new Spice Cake Designer Series Paper and the new Leaves of a Tree a al carte stamp.  I also used a new in color - Pool Party!  I really love Pool Party, today it is my favorite in color.

Stamps: Leaves of a Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Woodgrain background
Ink: Soft Suede,Versamark
Card Stock: Soft Suede, More Mustard, Pool Party, Whisper White
White embossing powder
Soft Suede ribbon

Monday, August 8, 2011

Practical Scrappers

My "new home" card is being featured on the Practical Scrappers site!
Click here to check it out.

I had fun with that one using my Copic markers.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Stampin' Up! Calypso Coral

I just love this new color!

I paired it with Soft Suede and another new color, Lucky Limeade, for the leaves!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Breast Cancer Research Foundation Fundraiser

As part of our Making a Difference program, Stampin' Up! is proud to partner with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation in the Strength & Hope Campaign.

Throughout the end of August, Stampin' Up! will donate $2 from the sale of each Strength & Hope set and Strength & Hope digital kit to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

-help contribute to an amazing cause!

To order visit my Stampin' Up website. To order the digital kit, create and account and you'll be able to download the kit within 24 hours. If you already have an account the download will be immediate.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Stampin' Up! 2011-2012 Sneak Peak

As soon as I got my new issue of Papercrafts magazine I new I had to recreate a card on the cover with my new Petite Pennants Builder Punch and Pennant Parade stamp set. I also used a brand new color card stock called Pool Party - love it!

So here's my version...

and the magazine cover...

Friday, June 3, 2011

Stampin' Up! - The Open Sea

Here's a card I made using the new stamp set The Open Sea from the Stampin' Up! Summer mini catalog. By using a wavy flag-like sentiment and the loose baker's twine you can achieve a feeling of movement, like movement on the sea. I'm having a lot of fun with the new Baker's Twine. It comes in Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso and white and it's easy on the wallet at only @2.95 for 25 yards! I love it.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Preorder your 2011-2012 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog!

The time has arrived to start thinking about the arrival of the 2011-2012 Stampin' Up! Catalog. If you do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and would like to have a copy of the new 2011-2012 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog, you can pre-order yours today from me. I have placed my order for catalogs and they should hopefully start shipping around the second week of June! Look here for any updates on the expected arrival of the new catalogs. Catalogs are $10 including shipping.

Please click 'Pay Now' paypal link on sidebar to preorder your catalog!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Card Kit by Mail

As some of you have requested, I've put together my first Card Kit to go. This is great for those who are too far away to come to my classes or would like to purchase the kit to work on at home.

Here are the details. Please email me if you're interested in purchasing a kit.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Stampin' Up! - Four Frames Card

Here's a quick and easy card I made using the new Four Frames Stamp Set. The stamp set isn't available until the new Idea Book and Catalog come out, but you can get it for a limited time this month. See Promotion Details here.
I also used a set called Fast and Fabulous for the flowers. This set is fast and fabulous - all you do is take one stamp for the colored in part and a coordinating stamp for the outline in another color - easy peasy lemon squeezy! I quickly swiped old olive marker to create a stem. The Fast and Fabulous set is a set that can be earned for free when hosting a workshop!

There’s no better way to create natural-looking floral images for your cards and scrapbook pages than our Two-Step Stampin’ technique. The flower images in our Fast & Fabulous set are a beautiful solution for stamping a quick greeting that looks like you picked through a mountain valley for just the right blooms. Available both in wood-mount and clear-mount.

Set Quantity: 6

Spring Is Blossoming Sneak Peak

Spring Is Blossoming Sneak Peek!

Promotion dates: April 1-30, 2011

Promotion details: Spring is Blossoming with Sneak Peek products from the upcoming 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog. You can get these brand-new products in one of two ways:

Spend $20* on any Stampin' Up! products and become eligible to purchase both the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper.
Host a $350* workshop and get the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper for FREE!

Four Frames Stamp Set
W: item 123440 | $20.95
C: item 123442 | $15.95

Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper
item 122367 | $9.95

Please use the following bundle item numbers when entering the free stamp set and Designer Series Paper as a workshop reward:





Four Frames Wood-Mount Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper

FREE with qualifying workshop!


Four Frames Clear-Mount Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper

FREE with qualifying workshop!

Things to Remember

Customer order option

Orders may be placed online, in person or at a workshop.
Customers must spend $20 to be eligible to purchase the Four Frames stamp set and/or Paisley Prints Designer Series Paper from the upcoming 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog.
Both items can be purchased once the $20 minimum is met; there is a limit of five per product once the $20 minimum is met. Ordering another $20 of Stampin' Up! products resets the limit and allows the customer to purchase another five Designer Series Papers and/or stamp sets.
Hostess option

Orders must be placed on a workshop, customer, or demonstrator order to qualify. Online orders are not eligible for this part of the promotion. But are welcome to contact me and I'll place the order for you.
Customers will receive the Four Frames and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper FREE if they host a $350 workshop (net sales before tax and shipping).
You must use the special bundle item numbers above when ordering the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper as a reward for hosting a qualifying workshop.
There is a limit of one Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper per workshop.
Workshop must meet $350 minimum to be eligible for sneak peek products. Reward is for reaching the $350 level and is not incremental.
Hostess may choose either the wood-mount or clear-mount set. Clear blocks are not included in the clear mount set.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Rollerskating is making a come back...

at least in my world it is. I have so many fond memories of "The Rink" as we called it. The Rink at Montvale. We used to go skating almost every weekend. Anyway, where I live now and old rink just re-opened in the fall and now I have a place to go again! It's much smaller than The Rink, and kind of a dive, but it's still fun. We just had Nicholas' birthday party there this weekend. I had great time with a friend's Cricut Cake making a Rollerskating themed birthday cake. I found a free SVG file of a skate online and used it for my image.

Also, if you need a great place to buy skates. I highly recommend SkateMob. They have great prices and ship fast even with the standard shipping. If you have any questions about what to order, Bruce is great and will answer any of your questions.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Blossom Petals Card

I had a snow day yesterday, so I took that opportunity to try out some of my new toys.
Here's a card I made with the new Stampin' Up! Build a Blossom stamp set and Blossom Petals coordinating punch.

all supplies are Stampin'Up! except the thread
Card Stock: So Saffron, Peach Parfait, Crumb Cake
Ink: So Saffron, Old Olive, Early Espresso
Stamps: Build A Blossom, Bring on the Cake (Occassions Mini 2011)
Other: Antique Brads

Monday, January 17, 2011