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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Hand Made Holiday Promotion

These are some great bundles at really great prices!  You won't want to miss out on these!
This promotion good from October 19th thru December 16th.  Personalize your gifts this holiday season
with these exclusive gift giving bundles at 20% off retail price!

Saturday, September 4, 2010



Dates: September 1-October 18, 2010, or while supplies last

New recruits who join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator during the promotion period will receive a FREE craft tote (valued at $39.95) with the purchase of their Starter Kit.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The original concept for this card comes from Ann Clemmer...I saw her card on her website...she had used the little butterfly "All A Flutter" on her card and she used what looked like kraft cardstock.  I used Very Vanilla CS and the new Square Lattice Embossing Folder.  I also used the Lattice Die Cut layered on top.  There is a strip of Red Rose CS layered under the embossed portion.  The butterfly is from BIGZ butterflys and I stamped it with Elements of Style and colored with watercolor pencils.  I used little pearls for the butterfly body...

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Tropical Party

I know it's been a while since I posted anything...haven't really been in a stamping mood...A day I have dreaded for weeks has finally arrived...my two sons are finally gone...Both boys are firefighters and have gone back to Oregon for the fire season.  Freddie, the older one, has been gone for a month now, he's in Frazier, Oregon. This year he's on a rappelling team...the thought of anyone, much less MY son, being lowered into a fire area from a rope from a helicopter is just plain crazy!!  Michael, is on a crew in Ukiah, Oregon.  He just left this morning...so we said our goodbyes last night with a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes, I gave him a big hug and kiss and say prayers that they will be safe.  They will be gone til probably October or November.   So.... I decided to stamp to take my mind elsewhere...If you have kids, you know where I am at... :)  This card was stamped with Summer Mini Catalog - Tropical Party.  I used Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo and Garden Green.  I stamped the palms onto patterned DSP paper from leftover Sale-a-bration.  The background is embossed with Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder and edges punched with scallop border punch.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Stampin'Up! has requested that we direct you to our Demonstrator Website to view the list of Retiring Accessories as these items are LIMITED IN QUANTITY AND ITEMS WILL SELLOUT QUICKLY!  Check daily as the list of availability will be updated each day.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Bitty Box & Envelope Die Cut


This little graduation owl on top of the Bitty Box Die cut makes a great party favor for graduation.
The Owl made from Round Tab, Scallop Circle 5-Petal Flower, Trio Flower and 1/2 & 3/4 Circle punches is very quick and easy to put together....the die cut box  is also very simple to assemble once it's cut.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Scallop Envelope Die Cut

This great little card set was made based on the set on Linda Gutierrez's blog! 
It's made using two of the scallop envelope die cuts.  It hold's 3x3 size note cards!  Very cute idea!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

With graduation coming around soon, here is a great gift card idea....

Monday, May 3, 2010

Acrylic Distress

This is one of the cards from our Wednesday night class.  I used the Acrylic Distress technique on the background for this one...  The background is embossed with Cuttlebug embossing folder...then the white acrylic paint is applied over entire cardstock and allowed to dry.  Once it's dry, you sand off the white paint leaving a distress look.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Bermuda Bay is the color throughout on this card...I just love this color!  So glad it's a keeper for the Color Renovation!  I used the BB Designer Series Paper for the layers and also for the flower, made from 5 scallop circles.  The center of the flower is a Rhinestone brad and it's just crinkled around the brad.  The greeting is another from Celebrando Creatividad! 

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Today my card is made using the new embossing folder in the upcoming Summer Mini Catalog.  Isn't it awesome?  I used Old Olive throughout the card, base and layers.  I used the lattice die cut and placed a scallop circle in the center with Pocket Sillhouettes in the center stamped in Old Olive Ink.  The greeting is from our Celebrando Creatividad catalog! 

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Two-Step Into Spring

This treat holder is made using the stamp set from the latest promotion, Two-Step into Spring.  This stamp set, Fifth Avenue Floral, is one of my personal favorites!  I used the Sizzix, Bag with Scallops, leaving out the side panels, that way you would see the bag of almonds inside.  I embossed the front cover with Manhattan Flower, the coordinating Embossing Folder and sponged it with Bermuda Bay ink.  Take advantage of this great promotion!  It's only good until April 30th!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Happy Monday!  It is a very happy Monday for me...I got a new recruit this week!  Welcome to Blanca Lopez, our newest Stampin Up Demo!!  This card was one of three we did this past week in my Wednesday night class at the community center...I'm not sure what you call this technique...I saw it in a magazine but it didn't say what it was called.  Anyway, it's a very simple technique.  The top layer of the card is a sheet of acetate.  I stamped with black Staz-on and then used Adironack Acrylic Paint Dabbers on the back side of the sheet.  It drys quickly and not a whole lot of mess.  I first used purple, then blue...before it was completely dry, i adhered it to the lavender cardstock layer.  The semi-wet acrylic paint acts as the adhesive.  I added the butterflys from the Embosslits Die-Beautiful Wings.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Here's a preview of another set from the upcoming mini catalog!  We have a new embossing folder and plenty of new stamp sets.  You know I am a flower freak so I totally loved this one.  The colors are Old Olive and So Saffron cardstock.  The flower is Crushed Curry.  I also used the oval frame die cut on this.  Flowers are raised with dimensionals.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

In my class on Wednesday nights, we very seldom do masculine cards so that is what we worked on this past week.  This is a card I saw on Splitcoast by Nikki Bond...it's a little different only because I didn't have
all the same stuff she used on her card but I still loved it! 

Monday, April 19, 2010

Here's another card using our newest motorcycle from the upcoming mini catalog. The background for this card was done using the Cuttlebug resist technique where you insert wax paper into the embossing folder to get the imprint, then iron onto glossy paper.  I used Not Quite Navy ink to sponge in the color and then wipe it to remove all the remaining wax. It's backed by Close to Cocoa cardstock and used a strip of DS paper from the Good Neighbors paper from Sale-a-bration.  There is one of the star brads  on the side.  The motorcycle is colored with a blender pen and the Not Quite Navy ink.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Masculine Cards

I know I don't make a lot of masculine cards, but I am starting to choose more sets that I can use that are "manly" sets.  Not that you can't give a man flowers, but given the choice, I'm sure they'd pick the motorcycle..LOL  This one is made with Chocolate Chip and embossed with Stampin Up Textured Plates.  The motorcycle is colored with Soft Suede.  Happy Birthday Greeting is stamped with Happy Moments and punched with Word Window punch.  The image is punched with the ticket punch corner.   The patterned paper is from the DS paper from Good Neighbor packet from Sale-a-bration...

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Here is a Birthday card I made using something new...can't wait to show you this fantastic product! I just love when the new catalogs come out...we, as demonstrators are allowed to pre-order products to begin making cards to showcase... There is so much to love about Stampin'Up! :)  With the new Color Renovation, I am soooo looking forward to all the awesome new color combinations!  I love brights and if you check it out...you'll see that the new combinations are not something you would probably throw together but boy are they awesome!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Awash with Flowers

Here's another sample of Awash with Flowers...one of the great sets from the new Two-Step into Spring promotion.  This is a great promotion that you will surely want to take advantage of!  This card is made with Mellow Moss and Barely Banana, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White cardstock.  I've used the new Scallop Edge border and Scallop Trim Corner from Occasions Mini Catalog...better get them while you can...this catalog is only good through April 30th!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Ok...so I know this is a lattice overkill but this is a new die cut for me and I'm loving it!  Last time I will use it this week...promise!  This is a sneek peek to an upcoming awesome set you're gonna love...Anything with flowers...you know I will love!  In this card I've used Barely Banana with Blush Blossom.  The white cs is embossed with Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  The flower is stamped on 1 3/4 circle punch and layered on Scallop circle. 

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Loving Lattice!

Here's another card using the Lattice Die cut!  I used Chocolate Chip and Barely Banana layered on white cardstock.  The greeting is from Tiny Greetings from the Occasions Mini Catalog punched with the new Jewelry Tag Punch and attached to the Barely Banana Grosgrain Ribbon.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sneek Peek!

Here is a sneek peek at one of the new products in our upcoming Summer Mini Catalog...It's a great new background...your gonna love!  This card used the Lattice Die Cut and Garden from the Heart.  The greeting is from Tiny Tags.  I used Chocolate Chip, Barely Banana and Old Olive cardstock.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Pop-Up Cards

This is one of the cards that we made in class this past week.  It's a standard pop up card but, I used a technique I had seen on Patty Bennett's blog a while back where she made a pop up card and in the center, used acetate sheets to adhere balloons so when you opened the card the balloons wiggled in the middle due to the acetate.  On my card, the stars are adhered in the same way so when the card is opened, the stars wiggle and shake...very cute when you see it in action!  The main stamps in this set are from "Starring You".

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

And yet another card with Awash with Flowers!!  This one is made with Melon Mambo, one of my most favorite colors!  I used the scallop border punch and Whimsical Words for the greeting and used a rhinestone brad for the center of the flower.  It's raised just a little with stampin' dimensionals.
My class at the community center starts again tonight, so tomorrow I'll give you a break from this set to post the cards we're making...LOL

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Stampin'Up! is releasing 5 NEW COLORS AND BRINGING BACK
10 of the retired IN COLORS!!!
This is soooo exciting!!!!!! 

Here's the 5 NEW COLORS:
Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze and Early Espresso

Baja Breeze, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzleberry, Riding Hood Red, River Rock, Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango and Wild Wasabi

Here's the colors that will be retired:

Soft Subtles
Pale Plum, Blush Blossom, Apricot Appeal, Barely Banana, Mellow Moss, Sage Shadow, Almost Amethyst
and Lavender Lace

Bold Brights
Glorious Green, Green Galore, Gable Green, YoYo Yellow, Only Orange, Pink Passion, Pixie Pink,
Orchid Opulence, Lovely Lilac, and Brilliant Blue

Rich Regals
Bordering Blue, Brocade Blue, Ballet Blue, Taken with Teal, Handsome Hunter

Earth Elements
Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Really Rust, Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Summer Sun

More Awash with Flowers!

This is another card made with this new awesome set!  The background is embossed with Perfect Polka Dot Impressions folder and layered on Bashful Blue CS.  The flowered are stamped in Bashful Blue and Green Galore for the stems.  The scallop edge border and the ribbon are both So Saffron.  It's a quick and easy card to make!

Monday, April 5, 2010

I'm Back!

Happy Monday!  I sadly dragged myself back to work today after being off all last week for Spring break.  I'm so glad to be back to blogging!  Have you ever had those times when everything is happening all at once?  I was just feeling a little overwhelmed and had to let it go for a little while, but, I've truly missed it and happy to get started again...
To help showcase the new Stampin'Up! promotion - Two-Step into Spring - featuring several of our fantastic two-step stamp sets, I decided to post cards made with the stamps available in this promotion...
This first card is made with my new favorite (every new flowery stamp set is my favorite -LOL), Awash with Flowers.  Made with Melon Mambo CS and DS paper from the Sale-a-bration packet, Crushed Curry, Lavender Lace, and Green Galore Ink.  I hope you like this set, I've got quite a few cards already made with this!  Oh..did you notice the new blog header??  It's made with the Stampin'Up!  "My Digital Studio" software! 

Sunday, March 14, 2010

I'm having so much fun with this!  My Digital Studio is the best!  It's like anything else...you have to keep working with something to master it...  I love that you have tons of paper and embellishments at your fingertips...how many times have you started a project and found that you don't have certain products?  Not with this!  You can be sure that there will be MDS overkill will this! LOL  I'm working on a scrapbook page next!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

My Digital Studio

I've been gone for awhile...haven't had a whole lot of time to stamp to keep my blog updated but hopefully I can start up again this weekend.  I have been leaving work early this past week to be able to participate in the Webinars by Stampin'Up! for My Digital Studio...I have to say, I'm really a visual person...I had tried to do some projects and just didn't have a whole lot of time to "play with it".  These webinars were fantastic!  This is my first attempt after a really long time.  The card is simple but it really is VERY easy once you watch someone do it first!  Now that I'm getting the hang of it...you'll be seeing a lot more cards and pages from My Digital Studio!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Go Green!

It might be a little early for this...and really...I don't know a lot of people who send St. Patricks Day cards but the stamp was soooo cute...all done in Glorious Green...I might just send this to someone...if you get it, pretend you didn't see it here!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Abundant Hope

This is also one of the new sets in the Occasions Mini Catalog...again...flowers!  What can I say?? This love of flowers is something I inherited from my mother...This is colored with watercolors and blender pen and layered on Bashful Blue and then on So Saffron that was embossed with Pefect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder.  The border is the Scalloped Edge border and its layered on Certainly Celery CS base.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Vintage Vogue

Today's share is made with Vintage Vogue set...I have to say...I am totally loving the new clear mount stamps!  This is a really simple card, just layered really, with Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Certainly Celery CS and stamped with So Saffron Ink.  The punch is the Scalloped Trim border punch from Sale-a-bration catalog. The certainly Celery border is the Scalloped Edge border punch.  The greeting is from Well Scripted stamp set.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Beautiful Wings

This card is the card I made for my swaps for two different swaps.  I just love this new Embosslits Die cut!  The card is first stamped with the flower from "With All My Heart", then I placed it in the Textured Impressions Perfect Polka Dots Folder.  The color is So Saffron all the way around with shading of More Mustard on the Butterfly.  The greeting is fromVintage Labels and the border is the Scallop Trim border from the Sale-a-bration catalog.

Monday, February 22, 2010

More Flowers!

I told you there would be flower overload!  I worked on a project this weekend that required making more flowers...can't post the pictures til later in the week but my fingers are truly sore from punching, bending and crinkling all the papers to make the flowers...still after the project was done, I had this idea....
I think they kinda look like Julie Julie's Sunflowers in her garden!  I used the five petal punch and punched about 5 or 6 flowers, layered them and folded them upward.  There is a little shading with more mustard ink and the centers are really rust buttons from an older catalog.  The stems are from "Something Sweet" and the background paper is from Good Neighbors DS from the Sale-abration catalog...so is the boder punch!
The greeting is from "Garden from the Heart" from the Occasions Mini Catalog.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Criss Cross Box

I told you these flowers are my new favorite thing to make!  I followed the tutorial on Splitcoaststampers for this Criss Cross Box and then added the flowers made from the scallop circle punch.  The leaves were cut free hand and then folded and run through the crimper.  I can already tell...I'm going to go on flower overload with this technique! LOL

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I am totally a flower girl and I do believe I have found my most favorite way to enjoy incorporating flowers into my cards.  I have seen this on many blogs before but it always seemed like too much trouble....today, having the day off and having time to stamp with Monique, I made a few of these flowers from the Scalloped Circle punch.  I used 8 for the really big flower and for the smaller ones I used 5 or 6.  I used retired  punches for the smallest flower and the middle flowers.  All the blogs say that they used large eyelets for the center but since I didn't have any, I used a large brad.  Just goes to show you what you can do when you start thinking a little...LOL   The leaves were cut free hand and then folded in half and run through the crimper.  I used scalloped border punch and square scallop die cut for this card and Vintage Labels stamp set for the stamped image and greeting.

Monday, February 15, 2010

What a great way to start the week!  A day off in honor of President's Day!  You know what that means...a whole day of stamping!  This set I used was "With All My Heart" from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  I stamped in white craft ink and punch the flowers with the 1 1/4 square punch.  They are layered on Apricot Appeal.   The white base is done with Textured Impression Perfect Polka Dots folder and punched the border with scalloped edge border.  A different way to use the hearts...don't put them away yet!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

If you love someone, say it...
you say it right then, out loud...
or the moment just...
passes you by...
Big hugs to those you love today...and tell them you love them!

Friday, February 12, 2010

I {heart} U

This 4x4 card is really fast and easy to make.  I covered chipboard letters with DS paper and punched the heart with the Full Heart punch.  The background is stamped With All My Heart in Melon Mambo ink.  The edge was punched with Eyelet Border punch.  Plain and simple and straight to the point!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Small Wonder

This is another really cute set...I used this for a baby card.  Colors include, Blue Bliss, So Saffron and Certainly Celery.  I love this set but haven't had a chance to really use it...I don't have a lot of kids left
in my family...everyone has grown up!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Moving on to Bunnies...

Who doesn't love Chocolate Bunnies?  This one is stamped in Soft Suede, which actually looks darker than Chocolate Chip...I used Soft Suede CS for card base and layered Melon Mambo on top.  I embossed it with Perfectly Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder.  The next layer is DS paper from Sale-a-bration, Good Neighbor packet.  I punched the edge with Scalloped Edge Border.  The Easter greeting is from Well Scripted set...also stamped in Melon Mambo and punched with Wide Oval Punch.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Garden From The Heart

With so many new sets in the Occasions Mini and Sale-a-bration catalogs, I haven't really used them all yet...today I worked on a card with Garden From The Heart.  I used Rich Razzleberry as the base with Sahara Sand and Old Olive.  On the Sahara Sand piece, I stamped the flower from With All My Heart in White craft ink.  On the Old Olive piece, I ran it through the Perfectly Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder.  I used colored pencils to color the hat and gloves.  I used the Wide Oval punch for the gloves and the Scallop Edge Border punch on the Hat. I'm trying to use some of these new sets as much as possible...I've already reached heart "burnout"! LOL

Monday, February 8, 2010

This one of the cards we made in class this past week.  It's a pop up card I saw on Splitcoast...I had a template for the inside portion but we always do things the "cheater" way if we can find a way to do it easier!  With a couple of folds we were able to achieve the same effect.  Also used was the Sizzix Scallop die cut to cut the base of the card.  We used I {Heart} Hearts for inside and out along with Whimsical Words...two great sets! All images are stamped in Melon Mambo...one of my favorites!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Things I Love

It's Superbowl Sunday and I'm not a big football fan so that just means MORE STAMP TIME!!  I'm going to put on Lifetime movies and spend the day stamping!  My card today is using Things I Love.  I've used the scallop edge punch for the trim and With All My Heart for the background stamped in white craft ink.  Images are stamped in Pixie Pink...

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Sweet Pea Stitched Felt

Today's card features the new Sweet Pea Stitched Felt flowers from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  Also used was the Sweet Pea DS paper on a Tempting Turquoise CS base.  The flower is set on a white 1 1/4 circle and matted with a Pink Passion 1 3/8 circle.  The greeting is from Whimsical Words from the Sale-a-bration catalog. 

Friday, February 5, 2010

I {Heart} Hearts

TGIF!!! Today's share is made with I {Heart} Hearts...This is the set you can purchase and SU will donate $2 to assist in Haiti!  The hearts were placed on one big acrylic block and stamped like a background stamp.  The greeting is from Well Scripted and the little monkey is from Fox and Friends.  He holds a Pixie Pink heart punched from Heart to Heart punch and is backed with a Real Red heart punched with Full Heart punch.  The Real Red border is punched with Pinking Hearts Border.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Fox & Friends

This is another one of the great sets in the Occasions Mini Catalog, Fox and Friends...
The base of the card is Soft Suede with Old Olive, Crushed Curry, and Dusty Durango layers.  I also used the new DS paper, Good Neighbors from the SALE-A-BRATION catalog.  The fox is on layered with dimensionals on 1 1/4 inch circle and scalloped circle.  Edges are punched with eyelet border punch.
Greeting is from Love Bandit and punched with word window punch.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Happiness Always

Today's share is a perfect example of how quick you can make a card with little or no effort.  The base of the cardstock is ballet blue with so saffron square matted with soft suede.  It's also embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions folder.  The blue DS paper for the other piece is from the Good Neighbors paper pack from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  The image is DS Sweet Pea paper from the Occasions Mini Catalog stamped with greeting from Whimsical Words.