Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sparkle and Shine!

This card is beautiful in person! We made it at my Hostess Club last week and at a workshop of experienced stampers. We used the new Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets that can be found in the Holiday Mini along with the Northern Frost decorative strip. The inspiration came from a card Gretchen Barron created and you can see it here. Thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Got Merry?

Here is a quick card I made after seeing this card on Heather Summers blog. I had stamped "Got Merry" a few days ago but I wasn't sure what to do with it until I saw Heather's card. This cute set is called Got Treats and can be found on page 55 in the Idea Book and Catalog. Are you ready for Christmas yet? It will certainly be here before we know it!

Just for You Bag

Today's post is a bag I decorated with cardstock and our designer series paper Autumn Spice. I love this paper and the fact that it is a heavyweight paper. I ran my pieces of Early Espresso through my Big Shot using the Perfect Polka dots embossing folder. My leaves were stamped with the French Foilage stamp set and my sentiment came from the set Afterthoughts which is a level 1 hostess set. I used my Early Espresso marker instead of an inkpad because there were more words on the stamp but I just wanted, Just for you. It really made a plain bag very decorative and it didn't take long at all. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

3x3 Cards

I've been making a large amount of 3x3 cards to take with me to a Holiday Boutique on Saturday. I think they turned out cute and were very easy to make. I used two of my Big Shot embossing folders: Perfect Polka Dots and Petals a Plenty. I used the Perfect Punches stamp set which is really one of my favorites. I punched the sentiment out with my scallop punch. The entire stamp set coordinates with a punch. I love that! If you have any questions or would like to place an order, please email me! I'd love to hear from you!

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Here is another Christmas card I made. I based my card on a card I saw in the Holiday Mini on page 15. I made a few changes and used Garden Green with Cherry Cobbler. I always like to use my embossing folders with my Big Shot and used it this time on the Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White. I also used the new Decorative Label punch on page 25 in the mini. Hope this inspires you to stamp today! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Joy at Christmas

This card is a little bit difficult to see in the picture but it is VERY pretty in person. It was very simple to make but really looks very elegant. The Northern Flurry textured impressions folder (can be found on page 26 in the Holiday Mini) transorms plain cardstock to a beautiful background! I added a few rhinestones in the center of three snowflakes. I used the Perfect Punches set for my sentiment and punched it out with my 1 3/4 inch scallop punch! I popped it up with Stampin' Dimensionals! The inspiration for this card came from Pennie McCallum.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Cracked Glass Technique

We made this card at one of my Big Shot classes and everyone really enjoyed making it. I used the Cracked Glass technique and in person, the butterfly is very shiny. To make the butterfly I sponged three different colors on our Presto Patterns paper and then cut it out using my Big Shot and the Bigz Beautiful Butterflies die. Then I used clear embossing powder and my heat tool. I repeated the process three times. Very easy for such a pretty look! I like what the pearls do for the card and I think they are my favorite new SU! product! My inspiration for this card came from Dayanna Donng. I hope this might inspire you too give this technique a try! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Happy Halloween

Here is another bag like the one in my previous post. There are so many possiblilities using different colors, paper, etc. I used our new bat punch for the first time on this project. The bats are just the perfect size!

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Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White

Ink: Pumpkin Pie

Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Circle Bigz Die, Perfect Dots embossing folder,1/2 inch stitched-poly ribbon in Peach Parfait, cellophane bags (medium),Bitty Bat Large, Modern Label Extra Large punch, Word Window Large punch

Concord Crush purse

This is a little purse we made at my Big Shot Class. It is pretty easy to make and I think it turned out so cute. I used two cellophane bags on the inside and made some 3 x 3 cards. You could also put a gift card on one side too! My inspiration for this bag came from Sandy Hancock's site. She has great directions there too! I also made a Halloween bag that I will post later today or tomorrow. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me!

Paper: Whisper White, Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz, DSP Paper Stack (Brights)

Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Circle Bigz Die, Finial Press embossing folder,Blossom Party Original die, 1/2 inch stitched-poly ribbon in Concord Crush, cellophane bags (medium), Filigree Designer brad, Regals Designer buttons, 2 3/8 scallop circle punch, Mini Square envelope

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Because I Care

Here's a card I made some time ago. I used my Big Shot to make the textured background and the flowers. My inspiration came from another demonstrator but I am not sure who it was. I will post my supplies later. Hope you are having a great Monday!

Stamps: Because I Care (Hostess set/level 1)

Ink: Concord Crush

: Concord Crush, Daffodil Delight, Rose Red

Accessories: Big Shot, Finial Press embossing folder, Blossom Party Original die, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Basic pearls (love these), Scallop Oval XL punch, 1 3/4 x 7/8 Oval Large punch, 5/8" Organza ribbon/whisper white

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Day of Gratitude

I love this new set, Day of Gratitude, which can be found in the Holiday Mini! I was able to make this card pretty quickly. I stamped my images with Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight onto Whisper White. Then I ran it through my Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. My scallop is also in Cherry Cobbler and I stamped Thank You (also in the Day of Gratitude set) in Cherry Cobbler too. I love these new colors. I hope this inspires you to give it a try! IF you have any questions, feel free to email me.

Stamps: Day of Gratitude
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Scallop Oval Extra Large punch, 1 3/8 x 5/8 Oval punch, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Another Cute Owl

Sorry that I haven't posted very often. I am a full time teacher and school started a month ago. I am still trying to get caught up and find time (which I really haven't) to sit and stamp. Here is another card I made using the Owl punch. It is just like one I already posted but it uses different colors. I used Early Espresso cardstock and Greenhouse Gals DSP.

Our new Holiday Mini goes live on the first. It is packed with great products. If you've ordered from me recently you should be receiving it in the mail very soon!! Have a great weekend!

Scallop Square Card

Here is another card I made for my Big Shot Club. It is completely made with the Big Shot. Check below to see what I used. The card is made with two of our new colors: Pear Pizzazz and Daffodil Delight. Thanks for stopping by!

Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Patterns Paper Stack in Brights
Big Shot Accessories: Lattice Bigz Die, Scallop Square Bigz Die, Square Lattice Embossing folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslits die
Accessories: Paper Piercing Tool

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Just a Little Note

I've been gone too long! The last month has had some challenges and I wasn't able to sit and create, at all. I have a Big Shot class on Tuesday so I spent yesterday creating some projects. This is one of them using the cute new owl punch. It is so much fun to use and the little owl will always look different with every card you make! I used the Scallop Square Bigz die. The white part of the card lifts up and sits on the square scallop. I got the inspiration for this design from Andrea Walford's blog. I also used the square lattice embossing folder. I like the look but sometimes when I use that folder my project doesn't lay as flat as I would like but it sure is cute. The sentiment is from one of the level 2 Hostess stamp sets called Apple Blossom.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope to be posting again in the next several days since I made several cards this weekend.

Stamps: Apple Blossoms
Ink: Espresso
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Espresso, and Whisper White cardstock, Lap of Luxury DSP
Accessories: Square Lattice Embossing foler, Little Leaves Sizzlit, Scallop Square Bigz die, Modern Label punch, Word Window punch, Owl Two Step punch

Saturday, July 10, 2010

For You

I have received my shipment of new items from the catalog but I haven't had a chance to create anything yet! I am hoping to play will all of my new fun stuff today. I am most excited about the pearls and rhinestones!! If you missed them, they are on page 188 in the new catalog!

Here is a card I made several weeks ago for a workshop. It uses the Island Oasis Designer Paper from the Summer Mini. I love this paper and will be sad when it goes away on August 31st. The stamp set I used was Tropical Party. It is a very quick and easy card to make except that you have to cut the flowers out which really goes pretty quickly. I popped up the top flower and the one on the right with dimensionals. Thanks for stopping by! I am off to play with my stamps!

Stamps: Tropical Party, Great Friend

Ink: Rose Red, So Saffron and Old Olive Classic Ink

Paper: Rose Red, Old Olive

Accessories: Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The New Catalog Is Here!!

Here it is!! The brand new catalog!! You can begin to order from it at 12:00 Mountain Time! Unfortunately some products will not be available yet due to production problems: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Stampin' Pastels, Punch Caddies and the new Rub-Ons. But, there is so much more that you can purchase! I can't wait!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Flower Fancy Favor

Here is another "box" using the Fancy Favor die. This time I attached a flower to it that I made with the Circle Scallop punch. I've seen these flowers on numerous blogs but I am not quite sure where I found the tutorial. I always like to give credit where it is due but I truly don't remember where I found this. The paper that I used can't be purchased after today but truly it would look cute with any paper. Stampin' Ups paper is two sided so that makes it very easy to get different looks. I love my Big Shot!

Butterfly Box

I made this little "box" several weeks ago using the Bigz XL Fancy Favor die and the Big Shot. Recognize the stamp set? Yes, it is the Watercolor Trio again. I used Very Vanilla and Bashful blue cardstock. Again I used my Stampin' Write markers in Bashful Blue and Old Olive.

I found this project at Create with Connie and Mary Summer Edition. I plan to make some 3x3 cards to put inside. It would make a great gift for someone!
Don't forget that TODAY IS THE LAST DAY
to order from the 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalog. You can begin to order from the new catalog tomorrow. I personally can't wait!!! Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Watercolor Trio
Paper: Bashful Blue and Very Vanilla cardstock

Accessories: Stampin' Write Markers (Bashful Blue and Old Olive), Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder (in the Summer Mini), Fancy Fold Big Shot die, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Bashful Blue brads, Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Watercolor Trio Revisited

My card today also uses the Watercolor Trio stamp. Yesterday's post also used this beautiful stamp set which also includes the sentiment. As with my card yesterday, I used my Stampin' Write markers to get multiple colors. Satin ribbon in Whisper White finished it off! A very quick and easy card to make!

Tomorrow is the last day to order from the big catalog! Be sure to get any items you want that are retiring!! Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Watercolor Trio

Paper: Whisper White and Rose Red cardstock

Ink: Stampin' Write markers in Old Olive and Rose Red, Rose Red classic stamp pad

Accessories: Large Oval punch, Scallop Oval punch, Whisper White satin ribbon

Monday, June 28, 2010

Watercolor Trio

Today's card was made with a set from the Summer Mini catalog called Watercolor Trio. It is so easy to make a card that is beautiful with this set. In person it really is very pretty. I used my Stampin' Write markers in Old Olive, Rose Red and Elegant Eggplant. After coloring the stamp with the markers, I huffed on them and then stamped. I have the clear mount set which it made it easy to see exactly where I wanted to stamp. I was able to make the card very quickly. When you use the markers, each card will turn out differently and be unique! I got my inspiration for this card and the card I will post tomorrow from Pennie McCallum. You can see her card here.

Only three more days to get any retiring items in the big catalog! All of the designer papers will be saying goodbye, selected accessories and many of the stamp sets. If you haven't seen this lists, you can find them on the right hand side of my blog. If you would like to place an order, you can do so on my online website or email and I will happy to place it for you! Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Watercolor Trio

Ink: Elegant Eggplant Classic Stamp pad, Stampin' Write markers: Old Olive, Rose Red, Elegant Eggplant

Paper: Rose Red, Elegant Eggplant and Whisper White cardstock

Accessories: Large Oval and Scallop Oval punches

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Just For You

Here is another card where I've used the Island Oasis paper and the Tropical Party stamp set. I love using this paper and the stamps because when I look at what I've created I feel like I am in a tropical climate! The inspiration for this card came from Dacia Smith. You can see her card here.

The new catalog goes live on July 1st! All of the designer paper is new and I can't wait to order some and start playing with it!! You will be able to order this paper until August 31st. Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Tropical Party, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper: Island Oasis DSP, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White

Ink: Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive

Punches: Eyelet Border, Modern Label, Word Window

Accesories: Bold Brights brads, Clear Rhinestone brads

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Kaleidoscope Flowers

I tend to make cards with many layers but tried to simplify the process with this card. I've tried to show that you can make a card with just a few supplies.

All of the paper I used is retiring at the end of the month. Unfortunately the cardstock has sold out but the Kaleidoscope Designer Series paper is still available. I used a product for the first time with this card called Build a Brad. With this product you can make your own brad! Using my 1/2" circle punch I took the center of another flower on a scrap of Kaleidoscope and built a brad with it! Can't wait to try it with other papers and stamps!

Feel free to leave a comment or question! I am off to do some stamping!

Stamp Set: Watercolor Trio

Paper: Summer Sun and Pink Passion cardstock, Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper

Ink: Pink Passion

Accessories: Build a Brad (page 179 in the catalog), Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/8 " Circle punch, 1/2" Circle punch, Organza Whisper White ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper piercer and mat

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Chocolate Box

I made this cute little box using the Bigz XL Matchbox die with the Big Shot. The die also comes with three tags and that is what I used on my box (it is cut out of Rose Red). The paper is Island Oasis from the Summer Mini. I cut small strips of paper and covered the chocolate with it. It is a very easy box to put together and there are so many different ways to decorate the top. I saw a recent post from a fellow blogger who added a little easel card to the top. I will have to give that a try! Thanks for stopping by. If you would like to place an order, click the button on the right or feel free to email me!

Stamps: Short and Sweet

Ink: Rose Red Classic ink

Paper: Island Oasis DSP, Rose Red and Whisper White cardstock

Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, Big Shot, Bigz XL Matchbox die, Large Oval punch

Friday, June 11, 2010

Cottage Wall Fancy Folds

Here is another card using the the Bigz XL Fancy Folds die. It quickly makes a very pretty card! This time I used Cottage Wall DSP on Old Olive cardstock. I used the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder. I haven't used this embossing folder in some time but it really does give a beautiful effect. I need to start using it more! For my sentiment I punched out Rich Razzleberry cardstock with the Modern Label punch and then stamped my sentiment using the same punch but in Old Olive. I just cut the Rich Razzleberry punch in half and it gives the illusion that it is longer!

Did you know that ALL of our papers are retiring in the big catalog?? It will be hard to say goodbye to some of my favorites but that means that the new catalog will have all NEW paper. I can't wait to see what will be available! Some of the retiring paper is on sale, such as the one I used in today's card! If you would like to see which papers are on sale, look on the right side of my blog under promotions and click the link called Accessories. If you would like to place an order you can simply click the Order Now button at the top of my blog or email me directly and I will take care of it for you.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Short and Sweet

Ink: Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink pad

Paper: Cottage Wall DSP, Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry cardstock

Accessories: Boho Blossoms punch, Modern Label punch, gold brads, Big Shot, Bigz XL Fancy Folds die, Elegant Bouquet embossing folder