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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

My Friend

Here's another great swap card...isn't it beautiful??  This card was made by Deb McCahan of CO.
She's used My Friend and Create a Cupcake stamp sets.  Cardstock and ink includes Rich Razzleberry, gumball green, and Summer Starfruit.  Punches used are Modern Label and Word Window.  She used Label Collection Framelits to cut the layers and butterflies are cut with Beautiful Wings.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Frosty Friends

This is a card I received from a swap I participated in...made by Susie Wood.
She's used Frosty Friends stamp from Holiday catalog and added crystal effects and Stampin Glitter to
accent the snowman.  Also used was the Oval Accents Die Cut.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Happy Birthday to Me!

This Birthday card was sent to me by me dear friend Barbara Nagle.
Isn't it beautiful??? I am so blessed to have such a good friend!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Hand Sanitizers and Pencil Toppers

Here are some great and easy gift items I have been making to sell at the craft fairs I have been participating in.  Makes a great stocking stuffer or gifts for co workers!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Scentsational Hot Chocolate Pouch

Here's another great treat pouch, also seen on Dawn Olchefske's blog...
Her card has what looks like a chocolate covered peppermint stick but I couldn't
find any of those so I settled for a candy cane. A very cute idea!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Watercolor Wonder Gift Bag

Here's a quick and easy gift bag made with Watercolor Wonder which is a two step stamp set.  I just randomly stamped the poinsetta with both the bold and the outline stamps.  The cover is stamped with Heart of Christmas from the Holiday Catalog.  The bag topper is an 8 1/2 x11 carstock sheet with a hole
cut for the handles.  It's done in Cherry Cobbler and tied with tulle ribbon.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Apple Cider Pouches

I got the original idea for this from Dawn Olchefske, but not having all the products, improvised a little to be able to make this.  I used the Autumn Accents die cut for the leave and embossed them with various embossing folders.  The DSP is from the Orchard Harvest collection.  I just added the cinnamon stick by placing it in one of our 1x8 cellophane bags. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Wine Glass Charms

I participated in a Holiday Boutique this weekend.  Here is my table and here is one of the items available for purchase.  These cute little Wine Glass Charms are made with Jolly Bingo Bits and packaged them using one the empty containers that your clear blocks come in.  It's a great and inexpensive gift for the holidays.  I used the small oval punch and the scallop oval punch with these. And...Jolly Bingo bits is a set of 24 stamps so you make them all different!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Dates: November 1 - December 16, 2012

Promotion Details: Hostesses who hold a minimum $450 party during the promotion period will receive a FREE collection of Classic Stampin Pads--they can choose from Brights, Subtles, or Regals--a $49.95 value! Plus, the free ink is in addition to the regular hostess benefits--INK-redible!

New Paper Trimmer Available!

  • An extra-wide 6-1/4" cutting base and an extended 14-1/2" ruler
    • The extra-wide cutting base provides a large work area and is marked in 1/4" (4 mm) increments, allowing for small measurements.
    • The right-side grid helps you measure and cut very thin strips.
    • The extended cutting arm has a stabilizing leg to provide a sturdy and steady cutting surface for longer cuts.
    • When fully extended, the extended cutting arm sits flush with the trimmer base, providing more accurate and consistent measurements across the entire surface.
    • The cutting base and track include a full ruler, incorporating measurements down to 1/16" and grid lines that mark each quarter inch.
    • All rulers and measurements on the base are printed under a plastic cover so your measurements won't wear off.
    • The base has nonskid feet, which keeps the Stampin' Trimmer securely in place on your work area.
  • A full 12" cutting and scoring track
    • The extra-long cutting track has space at the top and bottom so you don't have to take the cutting and scoring blades out when you're not using them.
    • The track gives you enough space to cut or score a full 12" (30.5 cm) without having to remove or switch out handles.
    • The cutting track locks in place for secure storage or transport.
    • The track includes an insertion point for cutting and scoring blade handles so you can easily insert handles into the cutting track.
  • Specially designed handles and cutting track to ensure straight cuts
    • The hook on the scoring and cutting blade handles keeps the handles stable so the cuts are as straight as possible.
    • Handles come in two colors: dark for cutting, light for scoring.
    • The precision tip on the cutting blade allows you to pinpoint precisely where you're cutting.
    • The point on the side of each handle shows you where the blade will cut, making it easy to see exactly where your cuts and scores will begin.
  • Storage compartment under base
    • The storage compartment holds scoring and cutting tools such as a Bone Folder, Simply Scored Stylus, extra scoring and cutting blades. 
    • Separate compartments within the storage compartment keep your tools organized, and the clear cover makes it easy to see what you've stored.  

    Diaper Cake and Baby Favors

    This is a diaper cake I made recently for a co-worker.  We had a small shower
    and I decided to make this as a centerpiece.  We don't have a whole lot of ladies
    who work in my department so I thought it would be nice to make it a little
    more special since there weren't too many of us.  It's my first attempt at making
    a diaper cake!  Not bad huh?  And I made the party favors as well!  We had a great time
    and the cake was a hit! 

    Friday, November 2, 2012

    Perfectly Preserved

    This is another great project made at my upline's class.  This is using the Perfectly Preserved
    Bundle, which includes stamps and die cuts.  I know you can't really tell from the picture but
    the jar is a die cut window backed with a window sheet so you can see through and view the corn!
    The Designer paper is the new Orchard Harvest and it's accented with Linen Thread and Naturals Designer Buttons.

    Thursday, November 1, 2012

    Side Step Card

    This is a side step card made with Scentsational Season Bundle which includes
    the stamp set and the framelits die cuts.  The designer paper is In Good Cheer
    which has so many beautiful patterns. Also used is the Merry Minis stamp set and punch set.
     The white card can either be used for a picture or a greeting.
    What a great gift card to give someone with a Christmas picture!

    Wednesday, October 31, 2012

    Luminary Cards

    This is a great card!  Very simple and easy to make and what a great effect to add a LCD tea light candle.
    You can see some great samples by googling Luminary Cards.  I used retired set Peaceful Wishes as it's still one of my favorites and for the other I used Serene Silhouettes. 

    Tuesday, October 30, 2012

    Daydream Medallions

    Here's another great ornament !  This is made with Daydream Mediallions stamp set
    using beautiful Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink (poor neglected Real Red)  I just love this
    color!  It's made into a shaker ornament by using the Circle Treat Cups and Glass Stampin Glitter along with one of the In Color Dahlias in the center.  All were cut with the Floral Frames Framelits.
    This is a great project...perfect for an ornament or for gift packaging.

    Monday, October 29, 2012

    Ornament Keepsakes

    Isn't this beautiful??  We made this at a class I attended at my upline's home.
    We made several projects which I will be posting this week!  This is made
    with the Ornament Keepsakes Bundle from the Holiday Catalog.
    Actually it looks complicated but very easy to make!  Our new glimmer paper
    just makes those snowflakes pop doesn't it?? And Cherry Cobbler is such a beautiful color!  I'm scheduling a class in November for gifts and packaging where we will be making this among several other items.  You won't want to miss this!

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012

    Heart of Christmas

    This is such a simple card!  A quick and easy 5 minute card!
    Using the stamp "Heart of Christmas", stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink (Poor neglected Real Red Ink)
    and cut with Apothecary Accents framelits.  Card stock is embossed with Lacy Brocade embossing folder and the little hearts are punched from small heart punch accented with Basic Rhinestones.  

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012

    Frightening Feline

    This is yet another great stamp from the Holiday Catalog, "Frightening Feline", stamped in Basic Black ink and a bow from 1/8 Black Taffeta Ribbon and Rhinestones for the eyes.  The greeting is from the hostess set "Wacky Wishes".

    Monday, October 15, 2012

    Serene Silhouettes

    Today's card is one I made for a swap this week.  The theme for the swap was anything heat embossed.  Before embossing, I spritzed the black cardstock with shimmer paint mixed with alcohol to giver a shimmery look then I used the vintage wallpaper embossing folder, then took a brayer inked with Versamark and rolled it over the embossed image and applied clear embossing powder and heat set.  The circle is punched with the 2 3/8 circle punch and the greeting is from "Just Believe" stamp se and punched with Word Window Punch.

    Sunday, October 14, 2012

    Watercolor Winter

    This card was made by a dear friend, Sharlie Gros, who belongs to Ruthless Stampers, under
    Ruth Bingle! Woo Hoo!  They are such an awesome group of ladies!  They have welcomed me into their group and I love spending time with all of them!  Card is made with In Color DSP and Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  She's used the 2 3/8 Scallop Punch on the Cherry Cobbler cs and stamped the image on Whisper White and layered it.  The Scallop Trim Border was used on the side and finally the greeting is from Many Merry Messages.

    Saturday, October 13, 2012

    Watercolor Winter

    This is one of the cards made at a demo meeting I went to recently,
    I just love the idea (not sure who to give the credit for the concept but whoever you are...you are awesome!) If you see this, post a message so we can give you proper credit!
     The stamp set is Watercolor Winter and its stamped with Gumball Green ink
    and covered in Stampin Glitter!  The Ornament Framelits set is used to cut out this ornament using The Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack!  We also used the Festive Paper Piecing pack around the ornament and the greeting is from Many Merry Messages.  Isn't it beautiful?

    Friday, October 12, 2012

    Another Great Gift Card!

    Here is another great gift card made with none other than GUMBALL GREEN cardstock!
    Don't you just love this color??  It's made with The Top Note Die Cut and Word Window
    Punch...now I just realized that this greeting is made with a retired stamp but you could
    easily replace it with something else.  You can't have enough gift cards during the holiday season!

    Thursday, October 11, 2012

    Joyous Celebrations

    Here's a great gift card holder!  The original idea was from Dawn Griffith who always has such creative ideas!  This is made with Joyous Celebrations from the Holiday Catalog.  I must admit this was not one of my favorite sets...I made this card for a swap and this was the selected set.
    Once we actually swapped and I saw other ideas, I was pleased that I bought the set!
    Cardstock is Gumball Green with the 3/8 Stitched Satin Ribbon also in Gumball Green.
    I used the Scallop Border, 2 3/8 Scallop circle, 1 3/4 and 1 3/8 Circle Punches.
    Check back as I will be posting some of the swaps I received made with this set!

    Scentsational Season

    There are lots of great products used in today's card...
    The Gingerbread Man is from Scentsational Season and is stamped in Soft Suede and layered onto Snow Festival Designer Series Paper cut with Window Frames Framelits and then backed with Cherry Cobbler cardstock, also cut with framelits.  The greeting is from Border Banter stamped above Snow Festival DSP Strip, layered on Cherry Cobbler CS.  The bow is made from new Cherry Cobbler Sweater Trim.  All products for this card are from the Holiday Catalog!  There is still time to order your favorites!

    Wednesday, October 10, 2012

    Merry Mini's

    Todays card is made using one of my new favorites...How simple is this??
    The stamp set is Merry Minis and it's punched with the new punch pack that coordinates with the stamp set.  Also used is the 1 inch square punch and layered onto cardstock punched with new postage stamp punch.  Colors used are Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler and Gumball Green.  The greeting is taken from Sweet Essentials.

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012

    Snowflake Soiree

    Here's another card made with the Snowflake Soiree stamp set!  Instead of your
    common blue snowflakes, here's a twist with Real Red and Gumball Green snowflakes!
    There are Rhinestones to highlight the snowflakes along with Stampin'Glitter! Real Red
    and Gumball Green Cardstock layered onto Whisper White...What a beautiful card!

    Monday, October 8, 2012

    Limited Time Offer! Single Stamps!

    Stampin' Up! is trying something new!  We're excited to offer you single pieces from these select stamp
    sets:  Perfectly Penned, Seasonal Sayings, and Word Play.  Single Stamps are available now through January 2, 2013.  These stamps will come packaged in cello bags and do not come with clear mount blocks.  There is no limit on how many you can buy, so buy them all!


    Isn't this too cute!! This is a card I received from a swap I participated in recently, made by Katy Simecka.
    She uses some of our great new products from the Holiday Catalog:
    Googly Ghouls Stamp set, Googlies, 1/2  striped Satin Ribbon, Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP
    and from the main catalog: Apothecary Accent Framelits and Spider Web Embossing Folder.

    Wednesday, September 19, 2012

    I know....Can you believe it?? Posting three days in a row?? LOL I'm working
    on being consistent...pray for 4!  Todays card is one I just love to death because
    of the technique.  It's called Triple Time stamping and I saw this on Dawn Olchesfke's
    blog.  The stamp set is one from the Holiday catalog called Snowflake Soiree. 
    Colors include Midnight Muse, Baja Breeze and Always Artichoke.  The pretty
    ribbon is the same ribbon you can get for FREE by ordering $40 (pretax and sh)
    The ribbon in this promotion is from the IN COLORS...all beautiful...you will want
    them all!

    Tuesday, September 18, 2012

    Oval Accent Die Cut

    My card share for today is an easel card I made for a swap that I'm in using the Oval Accent Die Cut.  The stamp set is Ornament Keepsakes Bundle which includes stamp set and Framelits.  Other stamps include Greetings of the Season out of the Holiday Catalog and Many Merry Messages out of the main catalog.  The background is embossed with Lacy Brocade embossing folder...Also used was Window Framelits for the Vanilla cutout.

    Monday, September 17, 2012

    Help Make A Difference-Ronald McDonald House Charities

    This stamp set is called Moving Forward...  Stampin'Up! donates time and money to support Ronald McDonald House Charities.  Ronald McDonald House helps support families with children who have serious illnesses.   Purchase this year's exclusive set and Stampin'Up! will donate $3 to RMHC. 
    The set includes 7 pieces...Clear stamp set price is $14.95...Wood Mount $19.95
    Cards are made with InColor Midnight Muse cardstock and Designer Series Paper.

    Monday, August 6, 2012

    Friendship Preserves

    Here's a new set from the Holiday Catalog called Friendship Preserves.  The great thing about this set is that the stamp set and the new Framelits Window Collection die cuts can be purchsed as a bundle which means more cost savings for you!  I've used Early Expresso for the main card base and Real Red and Very Vanilla cardstock for the layers.  The Very Vanilla CS is embossed with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.  The ribbon is the 1/4 inch stitched grosgrain ribbon in Real Red.  The Designer series paper is Orchard Harvest also in the Holiday catalog!

    Friday, July 27, 2012

    Here are more great displays!
    There is so much great talent in our SU! Demonstrators!

    Thursday, July 26, 2012

    Convention Displays

    Isn't this beautiful???

    Convention Displays

    There are always so many beautiful displays with awesome projects my by very creative and talented demonstrators! More pictures to follow!

    Monday, February 6, 2012

    P.S. I Love You

    I made this as a gift last night...the frame is from the dollar store and I covered it with DSP from the DSP paper stacks. I sanded the edges with a sanding block and then sponged with Real Red Ink. The main flower is made from the new Blossom punch, punched, scrunched and held together with a brad and a pearl in the center. The smaller flowers are punched from the Boho Blossom Punch. I used the pleated satin ribbon as the trim and added hearts punched from heart to heart punch. The leaves are punched from Blossom Petal Builder punch. Lastly...I stamped the PS I Love you greeting from the stamp set also titled PS I love you from the Occasions Mini catalog.

    Wednesday, February 1, 2012

    Never Tire of Tea Shoppe!

    This card make great use of Tea Shoppe and the new Framelits Label Collection. The DSP is retired now, but I just lov3 the flowers and the print...pulled it from my hoarders collection! lol The CS is Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla. Scallop punches back the tea cup and basic pearls accent the cup and punched flowers (Boho Blossom Punch).

    Tuesday, January 31, 2012

    Another Great Project At Linda's

    This is a card case, great for gifts! Made from our SU! clear cases..another great use for the cases! The cover is made with Everday Enchantment and the stamp set used is Apothecary Art. The roses are colored with markers and blender pen. We used the monogram alphabet for the front, which of course was supposed to go in the middle but I goofed and got black ink on the left side...great fix...just moved over the monogram and added ribbon! On the inside, are the clear pouches with our 5x3 1/2 note cards, stamped with SAB Fresh Vintage stamp set and Petite Pairs for the greeting . The flap is made with the top note die cut and topped with the flower, also Fresh Vintage and punched with Circle punches.