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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

WOW Wednesday - Vintage Blessings

I love this WOW Wednesday Card design. I first discovered this card when I received it from a friend and before sending it along to my girlfriend, I sketched it so I could recreate it. Remember that inspiration comes to us from a variety of sources and MAIL YOUR CARDS friends! I know the day I received this card, it was welcomed and needed!

Use these great Stampin' Up! Supplies to create your card:
Nature's Pace Stamp Set (W#122660 C#122662), Blessings from Heaven Stamp Set (W#123050 C#123052), Designer Frames Embossing Folder (#123130), Big Shot (#113439), Vintage Wall Paper Embossing Folder (#120175), Vintage Trinkets (#118764),Cardstocks: Not Quite Navy (#101722), Very Vanilla (#101650), Crumb Cake ((#120953), Baja Breeze (#111352), Chocolate Chip (#102128),First Edition Designer Series Paper (#121878), Chantilly Crochet Trim (#118480),Linen Thread (#104199), Distressing Essentials (#118762), Chocolate Chip Classic Pad (#100908), Snail Adhesive (#104332).

Share what you love and have an INKredible Wednesday!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Latte Thanks!...and Blog Candy

Say Thank You with this unique card as you combine Stampin' Up!'s Perfectly Penned Stamp Set (W#122890 C#122892) and Mocha Morning Designer Series Paper (#122366).

This easy to create card uses the Fancy Flower (#118073) and 5 Petal Flower (#119880) Punches, along with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder (#119976) to create flower layers from cardstock in the colors of Early Espresso (#119686) and Crumb Cake (#120953) and Mocha Morning Designer Series paper - - adding an Antique Brad to top off the layers.

Additional Stampin' Up supplies include: Soft Suede Cardstock (#115318), Very Vanilla Cardstock (#101650), Early Espresso Classic Stamp Pad (#119670), Soft Suede Classic Stamp Pad (#115657), Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430), Snail Adhesive (#104332) and Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (#117335).

Create your unique Thank You card today and share it with me by email. I'll share it here on my blog and you'll be entered to win fantastic blog candy to be awarded in March 2012.

Have an INKredible day!

Monday, February 27, 2012

A "Make It Easy Monday" Project for you....

I have a "Make it Easy Monday" project for you! As Spring begins to peek its head out, I found this card quite appropriate for today's blog post.

Using the Pool Party (#122924) and Whisper White Cardstocks (#100730), along with the Pattern Designer Series Papers 2011-2012 (#122384) in Pool Party - this card is a breeze to create. It's quick, clean, simple and easy. The Whisper White Cardstock was textured with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (#117335) and the Big Shot (#113439). Pool Party 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon (#122975) was added to each side as shown using Snail Adhesive (#104332). The Patterned DSP was punched twice in each patterned with the Butterfly Punch (#119848), accessorized with the Stampin Jewels - Rhinestones, and layered on the Whisper White Cardstock with Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430) and a fabulous card was born!

Have an INKredible Day!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Scrapbook Delight

I absolutely loved creating this scrapbook page with the new Blossom Builders Designer Printed Kit (#125410) in the 2012 Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini. I started with a blank page of Baja Breeze Cardstock (#111352) and stamped it with the Mixed Bunch Stamp Set (W#125535 or C#125537) using Baja Breeze Classic Stampin' Pad (#111833). I added the Twitterpated Designer Series Paper (#125406) and began layering the blossoms of various colors using Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430).

Placing the Stampin' Jewels Rhinestones (#119246) in the flower centers made the flowers sparkle and shine. Using the Lucky Limeade Stampin' Write Marker (#123002) I stamped the sentiment "Wonderful You" from the Loving Thoughts Stamp Set (W#125843 or C#125845) and clipped it onto the blossom with a Mini Library Clip (#109857) that was embellished with the Lucky Limeade Bakers Twine (#125572) tied in a bow. On the other flag, I wrote the girls names and ran it through the flower petals on the right.

The pennant flags were easy to create using the Petite Pennants Builder Punch (#122361) and bamboo skewers. Designer Buttons in Brights (#127714) were used as other flower centers and are FREE this month with our Sale-A-Bration event and your $50 purchase.

Join me for scrapbooking fun at various events. Call or email me today to find out more details about my next 3 scrapbooking events.

Have an INKredible Day!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Springtime Congrats

Springtime is a great time to celebrate and what better to celebrate than someone's accomplishments and share in their joy! This cute card featuring the Up in the Air Stamp Set (Hostess W-#122475- C-#122477) does just that.

These supplies are combined to make this bright and cheery card a favorite.
Whisper White Cardstock (#100730)
Lucky Limeade Cardstock (#122926)
Calypso Coral Cardstock (#122925)
Soft Suede Classic Ink Pad (#115657)
River Rock Stampin' Write Marker (#120972)
Lucky Limeade Stampin' Write Marker (#123002)
Modern Label Punch (#119849)
Framelits Label (#125598)
Crumb Cake 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon (#122966)
Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)
Houndstooth Embossing Folder (#123134)
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (#113439)

Look for the accomplishments of others and send this card to share your congratulations and joy in their efforts.

Have an Inkredible Day!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

FREE Products are FABULOUS!! Don't miss out on yours!

Don’t miss out on fabulous FREE products! Sale-A-Bration (SAB) is here and with it comes all sorts of FREE goodies. For every purchase of $50 in Stampin' Up product you get to choose one free products featured in the 2012 Sale-A-Bration catalog. Amazing creations like this card can be made when you earn free products.

This fun, yet elegant, birthday wish was created was using great SAB items – Elementary Elegance stamp set (W#125120 or C#125122) and Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (#126154 SAB only). Adding, Stampin’ Up! Classic Stamp Pads in Lucky Limeade (#122935) , Soft Suede (#115657) and Calypso Coral (#122939) along with Cardstocks in Lucky Limeade (#122926), Pool Party (#122924) and Very Vanilla (#101650) punched with the Curly Label Punch (#119851) and defined with the 3/16” Corner Punch (#119871), this card is remarkable. The Big Shot (#113439) was used with the Top Note Die (#113463) to create the shape of background striped paper. Additional detailing was added by using the Dazzlin’ Details (#124117) at the top of the stamped image to emphasize the crown and Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430) were added to layers to add depth to the card. Layering these on the card foundation embossed with the Large Fancy Fan Letterpress Plate (#123129) adds just the finishing touch you need.

Click on my shopping cart on the left to place an online order for these products or contact me to earn free inks, papers, stamps and other supplies by having a private party. Invite your friends and I'll come share the fun with you.

Have an Inkredible Day!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sueded Floral

This great card is a fantastic easy and quick greeting. Using the Creative Elements Stamp Set (W#122645 C#122647) along with the Mocha Morning Specialty DSP (#1222366) really makes the look and feel of this card special. Combine these Stampin' Up! supplies to finish it off:
Soft Suede Classic Ink Pad #115657
Crumb Cake Cardstock #120953
Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650
Souft Suede Cardstock #115318
Crumb Cake 1/2" Seam Binding #122332
Stampin' Dimensionals #104430

Have a Inkredible Day!

Monday, February 20, 2012

A "Mouthwatering" Hello...

Isn't the word "cheery" just skipping across your brain as you look at this great card created with the Mouthwatering Stamp Set ((W#-125675, C-#125677)? Coupling this cute stamp set with the additional supplies, will make this card a favorite to be received by your friends.

Additional Stampin' Up supplies used include: Whisper White Cardstock (#100730), Pear Pizzazz Cardstock (#119795), Real Red Cardstock (#102482), Posy Punch Hostess Stamp Set (W#-122480 C#-122482), Stampin' Write Markers in Real Red (#100052), Old Olive (#100079), Chocolate Chip (#100071), Scalloped Edge Punch (#119882), Designer Buttons Brights (#119747) and Pear Pizzazz Pleated Ribbon (#125568).

Ask me how you can get FREE Stamp Sets, Paper and's fabulous fun!


So Grateful...

This beautiful card is made with fabulous Stampin' Up! supplies that include: Card Stocks in Pool Party and Calypso Coral (#124329) , Everyday Enchantment DSP (#126154 Sale-A-Bration), In Color Designer Brads (#122940), Apothecary Art Stamp Set (W-#125525 or C#125537), Stampin' Write Markers in Calypso Coral & Lucky Limeade (#123002), Scalloped Edge Border Punch (#119882) & Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (#120175).

What a beautiful way to share with a dear friend your gratitude!


Sunday, February 19, 2012

PMS - the Kind You Will Love!!

PMS!? Who would have thought you could LOVE that - but I assure you it's possible when you join me for PAPER - MUNCHIES & STAMPING! Come join me for a night of creative fun in this monthly get together. There will be great fun and laughter, friendships and more as we gather to create and share.

This month's PMS Stamp Camp fee is $15 and includes the projects and the wonderful Sweet Shop Designer Series Paper. Contact me today to register.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Super Sweet Paper Party

Last night, one of my favorite friends gathered her friends to come and stamp with me.

We made these two sweet projects using the Sweet Shoppe Designer Series Paper (#125408) and the Sweet Cake Stamp Set (W-125490, C-125492) featured in the 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog.

The cute treat box was created using the Pool Party Cardstock (#122924), SU! Classic Ink Pool Party(#122938), Sweet Shoppe DSP (wrapped candy design #125408), 2011-12 InColor Patterned DSP - Wisteria Wonder Polka Dot (#122384), Sweet Cake Stamp Set (W-125490, C-125492), Jelly Bean Brads - Sweet Shop (#125587), Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430), Extra Large Oval Punch (#119859), 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (#119854), Stamping Sponges (#101610), SU! Classic Ink Pad - Wisteria Wonder (#122936), Lots of Tags Sizzlits Die Set (#114508), SU! Classic Ink Pad - Calypso Coral (#122939), Sticky Tape (#104294). ** 1 1/2" White Grosgrain ribbon is not a Stampin' Up product.

Our sugar sweet birthday card used these supplies: Sweet Cake Stamp Set(W-125490, C-125492), 2011-12 InColor Patterned DSP - Calypso Coral Stripe (#122384), Calypso Coral Cardstock (#122925), Jelly Bean Brads - Sweet Shop (#125587), Pool Party Cardstock (#122924), SU! Classic Ink - Pool Party (#122938), Sweet Shoppe DSP (cupcake design and pool party wave design #125408), Whisper White Cardstock (#100730), Soft Suede Cardstock (#115318), Soft Suede 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon (#122967), Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430), 2 1/2" Circle Punch (#120906), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (#117335), Heart to Hearts Punch (#119881) and the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (#113439).

We all had a fabulous time and met some sweet new friends! For more information on when you could come and join in the fun - check my calendar by clicking on the link in the right hand column.

Have an {INK}redible day!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Tea & Cookies - What a Treat!

Join me for Tea and Cookies while we create the beautiful projects shown here on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 6:30 pm. You'll enjoy the friendships and the fabulous fun as we eat cookies stamped with our new Cookie Stamps and visit with friends - old and new.

This class is a product based class and requires your RSVP and payment to secure your spot, no later than Monday, February 20. Included for your class fee of $25** are: Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper (#125407), Stampin' Up Jewels - Pearls (#119247) and Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430) along with all the consumable supplies needed to complete each project.

Additionally, save over $6 and enjoy free Sale-A-Brations products by adding the Tea Shoppe Stamp Set in Clear (#125547) to your product order. As a bonus, you will receive two additional card design ideas and instructions in your class pack - -All for a cost of $50. Don't delay, reserve your spot today.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Let's Build a House for a Hero!

What EXCITING NEWS I HAVE TO SHARE TODAY! My fellow Rising Stars – Becky Evans and Marti Kast have teamed up with me to bring a new initiative to all our Stampin' Friends!

Stamp To Build is a wonderful new initiative will happen across the nation as Stampin' Up Friends and Family join in a collective effort to build a home for an extremely wounded warrior. We will partner with HelpingAHero.Org to raise $100,000 to provide this well-deserved home for a wounded soldier. We will work to meet this goal by May 15 and I can't wait to have extra fun with you as we do!

Thanks in advance for your help as you help us make a huge difference for courageous men and women that have fought to ensure we live in the Land of the Free because of the BRAVE!

My first event will be held on Friday, March 2 at 6:30pm and will be packed with fun and full of surprises as we Stamp To Build together. Your donation of $15 will go straight to our initiative as I will donate all the supplies we use that night. Come enjoy cardmaking, a fun gift project and/or a scrapbook page as we support this initiative together. Register Now to reserve your seat!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Sensationally Simply Sent Card Class! RSVP Now

Do you like to send handmade cards?
Are you busy?
Are you watching your budget?

If any of these are true, then this class is for you!

With the Create & Keep Simply Sent Card Kits you can enjoy the personal touch of handmade cards, even if you don’t have a lot of time.

Join me and make 10 all-occasion cards in a coordinating box with dividers. You’ll be amazed how quickly you can create beautiful cards, and keep them organized in style for later!

Contact me today to join the celebration!

DATE: February 21, 2012
TIME: 6:30 pm
COST: $20

Simple Love

Clean, crisp simple design creates this beautiful card for Valentine's Day or just a special day to celebrate with the one you LOVE. (And who knew you might pull a Christmas Stamp Set out of hiding to create this card??)

Gather these SU! supplies to begin creating yours.
Season of Joy Stamp Set #110384- W
Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650
Early Espresso Cardstock #119686
Everyday Echantment Designer Series Paper - Sale-a-Bration -#126154
Loving Thoughts Stamp Set W-#125845 C-#125843
Framelits - Hearts Collection #125599
Full Heart Punch #119883
SU! Jewels - Pearls #119247
Early Espresso Marker #119680


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Be My Valentine...

This terrific Valentine card comes together with such ease, you might want to create several instead of just one. With these SU! supplies, it's quick and easy.
PS I Love You Stamp Set (W-#125460 or C-#125462)
Basic Black (#121045) & Whisper White (#100730) Cardstocks
Twitterpated Designer Series Paper (#125406)
Real Red (#102482) and Basic Black(#100082) Stampin' Write Markers
SU! Jewels - Rhinestones(#119246)
Stampin' Dimensionals (#!04430)
Sticky Strip (#104294)
5/8" Basic Black Satin Ribbon (#117285)
Full Heart Punch (#119883)
Scalloped Heart of Hearts Sizzlit (#117332)
Snail Adhesive (#104332)

Don't forget ...IT'S Sale-A-Bration time and that means with any $50 of product purchased you receive FREE product from Stampin' Up! Check out the fabulous finds, by clicking on my shopping cart today!


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Cupid's Scalloped Treat Box

Creating this little Valentine Treat container was quick and fun! Using the Scalloped Square Die and Real Red Textured Cardstock, the base of the little treat holder was formed using Sticky Strip. Scoring with the Simply Scored tool, I counted down 3 scallops on the right and left side and scored vertically, then counted two scallops on each the top and bottom sides. Once all four sides were scored, I cut the sides with the 3 scallops to the score line and folded the sides up to form the box.

I punched hearts using the Heart to Heart Punch (#119881) from the Brights Collection of DSP -(#117155) using the dotted Real Red sheet and used a heart from the collection. Then using Pretty in Pink Cardstock (#100459), I used the new Fashionable Hearts Embosslits Die (#125596) to create the second heart used on the box front. Each were adhered to the box using the Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430).

I then filled the treats into the Small Cellophane Bags-3" x 5" (#103104) and closed them with the Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon (#117289). I stamped Cupid and the phrase "p.s.i love you" from the P.S. I Love You Stamp Set (#W125460 - C#125462) in Basic Black Classic Ink (#101179). I then punched Cupid with the Curly Label Punch (#119851) and the p.s.i love you with the Word Window (#119857). The PS I LOVE YOU sentiment was added to the base of the box with Stampin' Dimensionals. The Curly Label Cupid was adorned with two more small hearts from the punch and embosslits adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430). I punched it with the Crop-A-Dile (#108362) added White Baker's Twine (#124262) and threaded it through the knot on the cello bag to tie a bow --adding a bit more "cuteness" to this treat.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Enchanted Favor Box

This fantastic favor box was created using the Fancy Favor Box Die (#115965) for the Big Shot and the new Twitterpated DSP (#125406) featured in the SU! 2012 Occasions Mini. Utilizing the Textured Cardstock in Real Red (#121077)) along with the Twitterpated DSP allowed me to invert one box shape on the top of another (removing the box closure tabs on the top box) and move it slightly up to give the box more height.

The wonderful silhouette image was found in the Take it to Heart Stamp Set (W#125520 - C#125522). This was the perfect stamp to bring this fancy gift box to life. I used Real Red (#100052)and Basic Gray (#120966) Stampin' Write Markers to shade the image on the stamp and stamped it on Whisper White Cardstock (#100730). I then cut the image into a heart shape using the Heart Framelits (#125599) so it could then be layered onto the box with Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430).

As always, I used Sticky Strip (#104294) to create the box as I always want it to remain in 3D shape and not pop loose at the corners or seams. Creating a fun sentiment with Whisper White Cardstock (#100730)that I notched on each end I used the phrase " Forever & Always" from the Loving Thoughts Stamp Set (W#125843 - C#125845). For a finishing touch, I popped two quick holes in the top with my Crop-A-Dile (#108362)and closed the box with SU! 1/8" Real Red Tafetta Ribbon (#119251) tied in a bow.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Array of Sunshine today in Texas....

As we experience unseasonably warm weather here in Texas, it reminded me how much I LOVE the InColors for this year - 2011-2012--and using them for this cute card just seemed natural.

Creating this layered card from the Array of Sunshine Stamp Set and the InColor Cardstocks of Pool Party (#122924) and Lucky Limeade (#122926) the card comes to life. I accented the sentiment on a layer of Whisper White (#100730) and the Island Indigo Patterned Designer Series Paper (#122384) using Stampin' Write Marker in Island Indigo. Classic Stampin' Up Inks were used in the InColors of Calypso Coral (#122939), Lucky Limeade (#122935), Pool Party (#122938) and Island Indigo (#122937) created the flowers. The layering of the largest flower was created by stamping the image three times using the Calypso Coral, cutting each layer and utilizing dimensionals to add depth and life to the flower. The 5/8" Whisper White Satin Ribbon (#114616) added the perfect detail when combined with the 3/16" white brad from the Neutrals Collection(#119736).