Thursday, February 28, 2013

Vine Street Textured Impressions Folder Video

Have you received FREE products yet during Sale-a-bration!!!  This awesome promotion ends on March 22nd.  For every $50 purchase you can choose from a wide variety of FREE stamping supplies!  Today I have a video for you from Stampin' Up!  It showcases one of the free Sale-a-bration items called the Vine Street Textured Impressions folder.  It is used with your Big Shot and you'll love what it does to a simple piece of card stock!

If you would like to place an order, you can visit my Stampin' Up! online store HERE.  In addition to receiving a FREE Sale-a-bration item with each $50 purchase, your name will also be included on my 50/50 board (just be sure to order from my SU! online store).  One lucky winner will receive $50 in Stampin' Up! supplies from me!!  Let me know if you have any questions.  Have a great day!


Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Best of Birthdays

I have another Pocket Card for you.  You can see another one I did HERE.  I love this style of card.  This time I didn't use a clip but just chose to put my sentiment in the middle. I used a stamp from the set Best of Birthdays.  This is a special stamp set that you can purchase in honor of Stampin' Up!s 25th anniversary.  A new stamp set will come out each month this year.  Purchase six of them (save the small 25 sticker inside) and Stampin' Up! will send you a free stamp set valued at $14.95!  Start collecting and saving!!

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Hello, Hello

This is a card that can definitely be put in the category cute and quick since it can be made in no time!!  This image is from  the Single Stamp promotion which you can see below.

I used my Stampin' Up! markers to ink up the stamp.  Once I was done coloring, I huffed on it to "reactivate" the ink.  I used Rich Razzleberry, Gumball Green and Island Indigo.  I decided to add a little pizzazz to it and used the Occasions Piercing Mat to pierce holes around each of my oval shapes.  It is hard to see them on the Rich Razzleberry but it is noticeable in person.

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Friday, February 22, 2013

3 x 3 Button Buddies

Today I have more ideas for you using the stamp set Button Buddies.  I made some 3x3 cards with Daffodil Delight as my base as well as my flower.  My different mats are Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango and Tempting Turquoise.  My hello is from the set Tiny Tags and then punched out with the Jewelry punch.  I used the new embossing folder called Cloudy Day. It is so cute!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!  Have a wonderful weekend!  I'll have another card for you on Monday!


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Floral Button Buddies, Again

If my card looks familiar it's because it is very similar to my post on Monday.  I made just a few changes.  Can you tell what those changes are??

Have a great day!!


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Monday, February 18, 2013

Floral Button Buddies

Happy Monday to you!! I spent my weekend playing around in my craft room.  I wanted a card that would be easy for first time stampers and I think this card fits the bill.  I used the flower in Button Buddies and stamped it in Real Red and Pumpkin Pie (I saw this combination on the site of another stamper but I cannot recall her name).  I threaded white Baker's Twine through a button from the Brights collection and adhered it with several glue dots. My sentiment is from Kindness Matters and I used Chocolate Chip ink.  A quick but cute card!

Have a wonderful day!


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!!

I hope you can spend some of your day today with someone who is special to you - a spouse, a friend, your child, your loving pet . . . .  

Here's the card that I am giving to someone special in my life.

Happy Valentine's Day!!!


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Blooming with Kindness #3

Today I have another card using the stamp set Blooming with Kindness.  I used Daffodil Delight and Pacific Point.  Truthfully I am not sure what I think of this card. Perhaps a third color might have  added that extra something to it.  What do you think?  I'm learning (slowly) not to be so darn picky about my cards.  You can see other cards I made with this set using different Stampin' Up! colors  HERE and HERE. My cute sentiment is from the set Curly Cute.

Have a wonderful day!!


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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Valentine's Day Card

It's almost Valentine's Day! Today I have a card for you that is similar to one I posted a few weeks ago and you can see it here.  My large heart is keeping the card closed and the two panels open up.  I used a 4 1/4 inch piece of paper that I scored at 3 inches and 8 inches.   My hearts on the left hand side were made using the Full Heart punch but the one on the right is from the Hearts a Flutter Framelits.  I love the scalloped edge.  I also used That's the Ticket stamp set and punched it out with the Ticket Duo Builder punch.  My paper is More Amore from the Spring catalog.   Sweet Friend was punched out with the Petite Curly Label punch which can be yours FREE with a $50 order!  Did you know that the Ciao, Baby! stamp set in the Spring Catalog also has images that can be used with this punch?  for this card, I stamped Sweet Friend from the set Fabulous Phrases and then punched them out.  They fit inside perfectly!!

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Monday, February 11, 2013

A Spring Sampler

I recently purchased a new computer and am trying to learn a new editing software program.  My lights that I usually use to take pictures of my cards both stopped working a few months ago so I purchased new lights that I am just not happy with.   I am not happy with the way my cards look when photographed.  I ordered some new bulbs for my old lights and we will see if that takes care of the problem.  

That being said, this card is so MUCH cuter in person.  We made it at my Stamp Club last week and they all seemed to really like it!!  I have to give credit to Mary Brown.  She had a cute a tutorial that I followed and it was very easy to make this card.  I am stuck on using the Pool Party and Wisteria Wonder combo.  It is such a soft combination.

I used two stamp sets for my flowers, flower pot and butterfly.  The butterfly came from A Fitting Occasion in the Annual catalog and the other cuties came from Spring Sampler in the Spring catalog.  The card dimensions are 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 which is a different size but will still fit in our envelopes!  The openings were made using my 1 1/4 inch Scallop punch. My sentiment is a stamp set that you can get FREE with a $50 order or you could get the cute punch (or both with a $100 order) !!  PLUS, for every   $50 you purchase  at my Online Store, your name will go on my 50/50 board and you will have a chance to win $50 in Stampin' Up! products!!

Have a wonderful day!!


Saturday, February 9, 2013

Pocket Card

Isn't this just the cutest card???  I attended Creative Convention Online with Maggie Patterson and Ronda Wade last weekend and this was one of our make and takes.  My Whisper White piece slips into the pocket and peeks out at the top.  It is so quick and easy to put together but is so stinkin' adorable!  Have you seen the Cute Clips in the Spring catalog?  There are two different  sets.  Hung Up (129389) includes a hanger, arrow and thought bubble.  The other set, Elements (129939) has a whale, heart and bird.  So cute!

My Happy Birthday stamp is one of the Best of 25 Stamps called Best of Birthdays (132929).  I stamped it twice, cut out the banner and applied it with dimensionals.  It is the 25th Anniversary of Stampin' Up! this year and they will be releasing 12 different stamps set, one each month.  There will be a little sticker inside each one that you need to save and attach to the collectors card inside the stamps sets beginning with the February set.  For every 6 sets that you purchase, you can send in your collectors card for a FREE stamp set of your choice valued up to $14.95. I always like free stamps!!

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Cute Clips Elements #129939

Cute Clips Hung Up #129389

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Another Swallowtail

I really LOVE this new stamp, Swallowtail,  in the Spring Catalog.  I made another card that you can see here.  This time I used glossy paper instead of Whisper White.  First, I applied Versamark and white embossing powder and used my heat tool.  My ink (Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and More Mustard) was applied all over it using sponge daubers.  It glides a bit easier on the glossy paper.   Using my two way glue pen, I applied thin lines of glue so I could add Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  So, so pretty!!  My inspiration came from a card I received from Debbie Buchanan in the mail.  I was so taken with her card that I had to try it myself!!  Love it!

Have a great day!


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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Blooming with Kindness #2

Today I have another card using the Blooming with Kindness set.  My stamped images are in the colors Melon Mambo and Gumball Green and my base is also Gumball Green.  The colors are so vibrant!  The nice thing about this card is that there's no right or wrong way to stamp your images, you just go for it!  My greeting is from the set Curly Cute!

Don't forget that Sale-a-bration is in full swing!!  For every $50 purchase, you can pick out a free product!!!  Check this post HERE to find out more details.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Blooming with Kindness

Gosh, time just got away from me today.  I meant to post this card this morning but I couldn't find a moment to sit down.  My Hostess Club group will be making this card this month.  It is a very quick and simple card but very striking.  This is a stamp set that I put off buying but I really like it.  Tomorrow I will have another card using the same set but with different colors and a different layout.

Have a great day!!

Blooming with Kindness  W-126420  $22.95    C-126422  $16.95
Made For You  W-126340    C –126342 $8.95
Whisper White cardstock #100730  $8.50
Gumball Green cardstock  #126840  $6.95

Gumball Green stamp pad #126861  $5.95
Pacific Point cardstock  #111350  $6.95
Pacific Point stamp pad  #126951  $5.95
Large Oval punch  #119885  $15.95
Scallop Oval punch  #1119856  $16.95
Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder #117335  $7.95
Stampin’ Dimensionals  #104430  $3.95

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

New Single Stamps

The single stamp promotion was such a hit that Stampin' Up! has released ten more never-before-seen SINGLE stamps!  Aren't they cute?  I have to admit that I just put an order in for several of them!  They are only available until March 31st so be sure to get your favorites (or all of them)!


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Monday, February 4, 2013

Bloomin' Marvelous

I made several thank you cards last week using this set, Bloomin' Marvelous, which is a Sale-a-bration set.  You can receive this stamp set in either clear or wood when you place a $50 order.  Or you can choose from 18 other products!  Stampin' Up! had outdone themselves this year with so many fantastic products!

I love this set and these colors together - Gumball Green and Pacific Point.  My sentiment again comes from the set Made for You!   I also made this card using the colors Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze and Old Olive. I sent it off in the mail before taking a picture of it.  I can't wait to try some other color combinations!

Have a great day and thank you for stopping by!


Friday, February 1, 2013

Especially for You Kraft Box

Today I've decorated one of our Kraft boxes.  You can purchase 4 boxes for $2.95 AND they are made out of food-safe material.  If you have a catalog you can find them on page 161.  I decorated my sides and top with our More Amore Designer Series Paper and Primrose Petals card stock.  My oval scallop was cut out of Pool Party DSP and stamped with a sentiment from the set Made for You.  It is so quick and easy to put together.  Get some yummy chocolate or Almond Roca, place it inside and wrap it up with some Very Vanilla seam binding.  Who wouldn't love to receive candy wrapped up as pretty as can be??

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Enjoy your day and have a great weekend!  I'll be back on Monday with another card for you!