Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Here's some more products that will be available in the Occasions Mini on Jan 4, 2010.
The base of the card is Pretty in Pink Cardstock. The Real Red layer has been punched with the amazing new Scallop Trim Edge punch which will be in the Sale A Bration catalogue - you can get it for FREE with a $65 order. How awesome is that? The next layer is blush blossom and that fabulous designer paper is called Sending Love Specialty paper - it has glitter on it (and the glitter doesn't fall off) - it's also in the Mini. The sentiment is from the new Stamp Set Well Scripted (Mini) and is stamped in Real Red on Very Vanilla cardstock and framed with some hardware from the Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware in the Main catalogue. It is punched out with the Designer Label punch.
Hope you like it.
Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

This sweet little card is a sneak peak at products from the new Occasions Mini Catalogue (that you should get very soon).
I used the Sweet Pea stitched felt (it's so cute!), a piece of the Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper pack (You get tons of paper) and the stamp set Well Scripted stamped in Chocolate Chip. The cardstock colours are Chocolate Chip and Sahara Sand.
Wouldn't you like to make one of your own like this? Call or email me if you didn't get a mini catalogue and I'll get one to you.

Monday, December 14, 2009


Yes, I'm thinking about Valentine's Day now! And this card has sneak peaks of what is to come in the Occasions Mini coming out in January. First of all the the Whisper White base is embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions folder. The heart is the new scallop heart embosslit (the raised dots are heart shaped!) in Real Red. The bird and branch are a new punch - and when I say new, I mean the whole design is new. They're flat and lock closed for easy storage. The punch is the Extra Large Two step Bird (the wing is punched separately as well). The wide Real Red Grosgrain ribbon is tied with a piece of linen thread onto which the Love from Tiny Tags (new stamp set) is attached. I punched it out with the new Medium Jewelry tag punch. The bird and the tag are textured white cardstock, but that's hard to see here. I bought a bunch of the new clear mount stamp sets and I can't wait to show you how that works. You'll have to book a workshop to see!! The mini is sooo exciting!!
Take care, Happy Stamping

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Stampin' Up! is going to clear mount stamps as well as the wood ones. What that means is our rubber stamps can be mounted on reusable acrylic blocks! Check this out:

Our new clear-mount stamps are the result of extensive research with the intent to maintain the very best image quality in the stamping industry, while at the same time offering the ease-of-use and storability inherent in repositionable clear-mount stamps.

Clear-Mount Features
Nine different sizes of clear blocks available individually or as a discounted bundle.
Blocks have ergonomic grooves on all four sides for easy grip and traditional wood-mount feel.
Stamps and blocks are durable and easy to clean with your Stampin’ Scrub and Stampin' Mist.
Optional image labels on stamp backs let you decide if you want to see the image through the block or not.
Tight die-cutting for easy image positioning.
Large clear blocks can be used to create collages or spell words with alphabet sets.
Stamps store easily in standard, DVD-type cases with artwork on front and spine, making organization easy.

This is so exciting. Your choice - Stampin' Up!'s wonderful Rubber Stamps with the wood blocks and now your choice of Clear Mount too.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Stampin' Up! has a Holiday Extravaganza sale and it's awesome. You must order this merchandise off my SU Business website here. Just press the shop now button and then on the left, select Holiday Extravaganza and you will see the items. But for now, here's some details:
  • The sale begins Monday, November 23, 2009, 12:01 AM (MT), and ends Monday November 30, 2009, 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Discounts range between 30 percent and 50 percent.
  • For online orders, discounts will be shown in the shopping bag at checkout.
  • The Distribution Center will be closed on Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, 2009, for the US Thanksgiving holiday. No orders will ship on those days.

Product Offering:



Regular Price

Discounted Price


Framed with Love Bundle

  • Framed with Love stamp set
  • Full Heart punch




Thank You Kindly Bundle

  • Thank You Kindly stamp set
  • Scallop Edge punch




Thank You Kindly Bundle (French)

  • Tous mes remerciements stamp set
  • Scallop Edge punch




Animal Crackers Bundle

  • Animal Crackers stamp set
  • Star Designer brads




Corduroy Button Bundle

  • Kraft Corduroy buttons
  • Pumpkin Pie Corduroy buttons
  • Summer Sun Corduroy buttons
  • Basic Gray Corduroy buttons
  • Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttons




Game Night Bundle

  • Card Games stamp set
  • Game Night stamp set




Four Square Bundle

  • Four Square stamp set
  • Scallop Square punch




Heart to Heart Bundle

  • Love You Much stamp set
  • Heart to Heart punch
  • Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon




Heart to Heart Bundle (Spanish)

  • Te Quiero Mucho stamp set
  • Heart to Heart punch
  • Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon




Heart to Heart Bundle (French)

  • J't'aime beaucoup stamp set
  • Heart to Heart punch
  • Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon




Chipboard Letter Bundle

  • On Board Timeless Type
  • On Board Loads of Letters




Double-Stitched Ribbon Bundle

  • Bashful Blue 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
  • Rose Red 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon




Ultimate Stampers' Starter Bundle*

  • Best Wishes & More stamp set
  • Eight Great Greetings stamp set
  • On a Pedestal stamp set
  • Earth Elements Stampin' Spots
  • Earth Elements assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Flower Designer brads




Build-A-Brad Bundle

  • Calendar Alphabet stamp set
  • Pewter Build-A-Brad
  • Antique Brass Build-A-Brad




Enjoy Every Moment Bundle

  • Enjoy Every Moment stamp set
  • Circle Designer brads
  • Flower Designer brads




Enjoy Every Moment Bundle (French)

  • Profiter de chaque instant stamp set
  • Circle Designer brads
  • Flower Designer brads




Cheep Talk Bundle

  • Cheep Talk stamp set
  • Note cards
  • Pumpkin Pie Corduroy buttons




Sock Monkey Bundle

  • Sock Monkey stamp set
  • Sock Monkey Accessories stamp set
  • Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttons




Sock Monkey Bundle (French)

  • Sing-chaussette stamp set
  • Sock Monkey Accessories stamp set
  • Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttons




Alphabet Bundle

  • Jayne's Type Alphabet stamp set
  • Lovely Letters stamp set




Simply Said Bundle

  • Simply Said stamp set
  • Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Full Heart punch




Simply Said Bundle (French)

  • Amitié stamp set
  • Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Full Heart punch




On Board Bundle

  • On Board So Tweet
  • On Board Batch of Blooms
  • On Board Essentials




Christmas Décor Bundle #1

  • Holly Berry Wreath Décor Elements (Kraft, Real Red)
  • Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
  • Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements




Christmas Décor Bundle #2

  • Holly Beary Wreath Décor Elements (Chocolate, Real Red)
  • Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
  • Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements




Christmas Décor Bundle #3

  • Holly Berry Wreath Décor Elements (Old Olive, Real Red)
  • Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
  • Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements




For All You Do Bundle

  • For All You Do stamp set
  • 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads




For All You Do Bundle (French)

  • Merci pour tout stamp set
  • 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads




For All You Do Bundle (Spanish)

  • Por todo lo que haces stamp set
  • 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads




Striped Ribbon Bundle

  • Bashful Blue 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Pumpkin Pie 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • So Saffron 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Real Red 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon




Bling Bundle

  • Sticky Pages
  • Sticky Cuts Sweet
  • Fine Supernova Stampin' Glitter
  • Fine Galaxy Stampin' Glitter




Fresh-Cut Bundle

  • Fresh Cuts stamp set
  • Fresh-Cut Notes
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads




Fresh-Cut Bundle (French)

  • Fraicheur exuise stamp set
  • Fresh-Cut Notes
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads




Pendant Note Bundle

  • Pendant Park stamp set
  • Pendant notes
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads




Pendant Note Bundle (French)

  • Adorable parc stamp set
  • Pendant notes
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads




Pendant Note Bundle (Spanish)

  • Un dia en el parque stamp set
  • Pendant notes
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads




Sporting Bundle #1

  • Large Night of Navy Sporting Décor Elements
  • Night of Navy Just Sports Décor Elements




Sporting Bundle #2

  • Large Chocolate Sporting Décor Elements
  • Chocolate Just Sports Décor Elements




Sporting Bundle #3

  • Large Black Sporting Décor Elements
  • Black Just Sports Décor Elements




Ginormous Flowers I Décor Elements




Ginormous Flowers II Décor Elements




5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads




5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads




Scallop Square punch




Full Heart punch




Heart to Heart punch




Scallop Edge punch




Circle Designer brads




Flower Designer brads




Star Designer brads




Small Wonderful Flowers Décor Elements




Medium Wonderful Flowers Décor Elements




Small Wonderful Leaves Décor Elements




Medium Wonderful Leaves Décor Elements



*This bundle is only available while supplies last.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


This stamp set is called Wedding Sweet. I think it's so elegant! I used my precious silver cardstock for this, the image and sentiment are silver embossed on silver cardstock. It's then matted on Night of Navy cs and mounted on more Brushed Silver cardstock that was put through the Big Shot with Pattern #1 texture plate. I did the inside with Whisper White matted with Night of Navy because Silver cs would be hard to write on.
Just ignore the garbage in the background - I took this photo at my computer desk!

Monday, November 2, 2009

A Thank You Card

This is just a quick little Thank You card. I used the Big Shot and the Finial Press to create the embossed background on the Real Red cardstock base. I used a flower from the Pretties Kit and put a punch out from the Boho Blossom punch (Old Olive Patterns DSP) and a Rhinestone Brad in the centre. I used one of the Thanks from the Thank You Kindly stamp set and stamped in in Real Red.
I'm so sorry it's been so long since I've posted. I've been busy lately!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

This is another item up for Auction on the 24th. It's tags made with the Christmas Punch Hostess set.
Colours are Real Red, Garden Green, Bashful Blue, Dusty Durango, Ballet Blue and Whisper White textured and plain.
The punches I used are Small and Large Tag, Curly Label, 1 3/8" Square, Scallop Square, Wide oval and Scallop oval.
Hope you come to bid!!
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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Stationary set - Silent Auction

This is one of the items up for auction on October 24th. It's a stationary set which contains 6 cards and envelopes,(4 1/4 x 5 1/2), 4 love notes and envelopes (4" X 4"), 4 tags, an address notebook, a pen and a place for stamps (I'll add them later).
The auction will be at St. Paul Lutheran Church from 9AM to 4PM during Rita's Stamp A Stack.
You don't have to be doing the Stamp A Stack to participate in the Auction. Just come by whenever you feel like it and place your bids. There are a few other goodies too.
The stationary set was designed by Jackie Topa and can be found here. (Just click on the word)
Email or leave me a note if you want to know what I used to make it with.
Hope to see you at the auction!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Guy Card

This is a card for a friend. I figure guys don't need any frufru.
The image is watercoloured using re-inkers on SU's watercolour paper. The cardstock ink and colours I used are: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive and Soft Suede. I think I used a bit of Always Artichoke ink on the shell too. As well I used the Scallop border punch, Old Olive Brads and dimensionals. Hope you like it! Oh ya, the set is Nature's Nest!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

My Digital Studio

I gave my blog a new look! I used Stampin' Up!'s new digital papercrafting software called My Digital Studio to create a new banner. What do you think?
MDS can be use to create digital scrapbook pages, calendars, cards and other multimedia presentations. These can all be printed at home or there are professional printing services available.
MDS will be for sale Oct 1,2009. Watch for it!

Let it snow!

This cute Snowman card is for a Stamp a Stack in October. It's a Brilliant Blue cardstock base with Taken with Teal and Umm I think Ballet Blue accents. The Stamp set is Two Cool Dudes (I just love that set) and I also used Best Wishes and More (sentiment and a snowflake), and Holiday Blitz (another snowflake). I used the Big Shot to cut out the Top Note Die and the mat for the Modern Label punch. The mat is cut with the Movers and Shapers die window and it's kinda tricky so I think I'll cut those out for everybody. I Stamped with Brilliant Blue ink and Whisper White Craft ink. Hope you like my snowman!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Christmas yet again

I love this snowy scene! The stamp set is Scenic Season. It's a quick and easy stamp set to use - the image and the sentiment are both on the same block!
The base of the card is Handsome Hunter and although to me it looks like Rich Razzleberry, the layer behind the main image is Real Red. The image is stamped in Handsome Hunter on Bashful Blue cardstock. The snowflakes are one of the Itty Bitty Backgrounds stamped in Versamark and embossed with White Embossing Powder. I finished it off with a snippet of Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain and a clear Rhinestone Brad.
Hope you like it!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Christmas again

Boy, I've got Christmas on the brain!! By the time it comes I likely won't want to see another Christmas card!! LOL I did this as a challenge on Splitcoast Stampers for the Featured Stamper Challenge. What this means is that I cased (copied and selectively edit) a card of another stamper. So I can't take all the credit for this one!
This is a pretty simple card, so here goes the description:
I used Whisper White cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot with a new folder [available in the Holiday Mini Catalogue (you should get one soon)] called Plenty of Petals. I used the beautiful Organza ribbon (pg 183 IB&C 2009-2010). The snowflake is Sizzlet Die (pg 197 IB&C) cut from Garden Green cardstock. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes (pg 145 IB&C), it's stamped in Garden Green Ink and punched out with the Word Window Punch (pg 186-7 IB&C). The elastic Silver Cord will also be available in the Holiday Mini.
Does it help if I put the page numbers in from the catalogue or is that just distracting?

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Hostess Promotion

Dates: September 1-November 30, 2009

Promotion Details:

I'm excited to bring you this sweet deal for hostesses September through November:

  • Host a workshop totaling $330 or more and choose any one item* from the 2009 Holiday Mini Catalogue for only $14!
    *Offer excludes hostess sets and My Digital Studio.

After My Digital Studio is released, this offer will become even sweeter:

  • Host a workshop of at least $525 and get My Digital Studio for 50 percent off the retail price (retail price: $106.95; promotional price: $53.47)!
Things to Remember:
  • Hostesses who hold a workshop of $330 may choose any one item from the Holiday Mini catalogue for just $14.
    • Items include stamp sets, accessories, Sizzix dies, etc.
    • Items exclude Holiday Mini hostess sets and My Digital Studio.
  • This promotion is not incremental. For example, a $660 workshop is not eligible for two $14 items, and an $1,050 workshop is not eligible for two copies of My Digital Studio at 50 percent off.
  • After My Digital Studio is released, customers who hold a $525 workshop will be eligible for BOTH a $14 Holiday Mini item and 50-percent off My Digital Studio.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Another SAS card!

This is another card for the maybe Stamp A Stack. The colours I used are Always Artichoke, Soft Suede, Mellow Moss and Confetti Cream as the neutral. The gold band behind the images is sticky strip on a thin strip of Soft Suede. I coated the Sticky Strip with gold embossing powder and then heated it. I hope that won't be too complicated for people to do. The images are from Pocket Silhouettes and Close as a Memory.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Exciting news from Stampin' Up! (for those who want French sets)

Additional stamp sets now available in French
August 4, 2009

We are excited to announce that we are supplementing the current stamp set offering in the Idea Book & Catalogue 2009-2010 with more French-language stamp sets. Two additional sets, Une rose pour toi (item 113524) and Une étoile est née (item 113540), are already available to order! Click here to see stamp artwork and prices.

In addition to these two sets, we are also currently working on adapting six more stamp sets-available this fall-into French. While these set aren't ready now, we can share which sets we are adapting and where they can be found in the catalogue:

  • Herb Expressions, page 55
  • Look Who's Turning, page 72
  • Razzle Dazzle, page 94
  • Sweet Birthday, page 208
  • Sweet Season, page 29
  • Wedding Sweet, page 48

Monday, August 3, 2009


The colours of this card are Not Quite Navy and More Mustard and the card base and image panel are Naturals Ivory. I used the Emboss resist technique on the main image and sponged NQN on and then spritzed it on with the colour spritzer tool.
The stamp set is the Hostess Level 3 Kind and Caring thoughts. I also used a jumbo grommet and linen thread.
I think I'll use this one for a Stamp a Stack which is tentative right now and if it doesn't happen, somebody's gonna get a nice Birthday Card!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Card Games

This little card has a pocket inside to hold a gift card or tea bag or whatever. I finally used my Card Games stamp set - I bought it a while ago and just couldn't figure out what to do with it. I think it's perfect for this card. The colours I used are Real Red, Basic Black and Whisper White. The medallion on the back of the cards is from Boho Backgrounds. I also used the ticket corner punch and the corner rounder.

This was the second card for the workshop I did last Saturday.

Baroque Motifs

I made this card for a little workshop I did last weekend. I think everybody loves Baroque Motifs and embossing! Don't you?
The colours I used are Dusty Durango, Chocolate Chip and Apricot Appeal in both ink and cardstock. I also used Gold Embossing Powder and the 1 3/8" circle punch. The sentiment is from Sincere Salutations.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Here's a Christmas card. I'm not sure if I like it or not! It has some neat elements though. I like the Iridescent Ice but maybe I've got too much on here. I used scraps so maybe the red should be wider. I don't know. But here it is for now.
I used the single stamp Dasher from the back of the catalogue, the snowflakes from Snow Swirled and the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes. Real Red, Close to Cocoa and brushed gold cardstock. And the ink is Versamark, Real Red and Close to Cocoa Craft ink.
What do you think?

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


This is just a cute and easy card. It uses some of the new in colours - Mellon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay, and Crushed Curry. The stamp set is an oldie but a goodie - Priceless and the happy birthday is from Itty Bitty Birthday. I used the large flower from the Boho Blossom punch for the starburst. I also used the Stamp a ma jig to reposition the words.
Isn't that polka dot ribbon cute?!!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

This stamp set is called "For the Bride". When the new catalogue comes out, (which is Wednesday July 1 by the way) it will be on the dormant list. That means that it will still be available for purchase but will not be pictured in the catalogue.
The Mellow Moss base and the Large Whisper White panel are textured cardstock - that stuff looks so elegant! The So Saffron is regular cardstock. I used the eyelet edge punch and layered it for a more delicate look. The image is stamped using the Baby Wipe Technique with So Saffron and Mellow Moss. The taffeta ribbon is held in place with a flower brad. The senitment is also from the same set.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Here I am uploading this late again! I've been so busy getting things ready for the new catalogue release! Only 6 more days!!! This card is a teaser because it features one of the sets from the New Catalogue called "Autumn Days". It's so beautiful I gasped when I saw it the first time!! (ya, I know I'm a nerd hehe). I also used Baroque Motifs, Cardinal Christmas and another new one - a hostess Level 2 set called Christmas Punch. The Movers and Shapers die (Curly label) with a new magnetic inset made the card with the window in it. There are 4 new dies for the base and they match punches - the cutout is just a little larger than the punch - layers so nice!! I used Stampin' Write Markers to colour the pine cones and needles and Chocolate Chip, More Mustard and Versamark inks. I also used Irridescent Ice embossing powder on the flourish from Baroque Motifs. I finished the card with a piece of grosgrain ribbon (it says it's Always Artichoke but it matches Old Olive better). The cardstock is More Mustard, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White.
The first picture is the outside of the card and the next one is the inside. You can see a bit of an edge from the inside in the first photo but that's just because of the way I had to take it! Sorry I see the colours are a bit off - I don't have this photo editing down pat yet!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sneak Peek

This card is made with a stamp set from the new catalogue (coming out in July). It's a level 3 Hostess set called "Kind and Caring Thoughts". I just love it! This card base is Regal Rose (I know another pink card! What can I say, I like pink!!). I used Whisper White and stamped the images in Regal Rose and Old Olive. Then I stamped the Greeting on a piece of Velum Paper and embossed it with gold embossing powder. The Velum is attached over top of the Whisper White with Rose Red brads (from the Rich Regal collection). I hope you like this new set as much as I do!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Here's the second card I made. The base is Textured Baja Breeze cardstock. I'm trying to use up some of my 'in colour' stuff because it's retiring the end of next month. I also used Kiwi Kiss, Barely Banana and Whisper White CS.
The Big Shot Daisies #2 is such a pretty die, I don't know why I didn't order it sooner! The other die I used is the Swirly Decorative Strip die. The centres of the flowers are sponged with Barely Banana ink and a Large half back pearl is in the centre. I also used some Kiwi Kiss ink.
I hope you like my cards

Birthday Cards

Hi there! Sorry I didn't post last week - time just flew by. So today, I'll post two cards!
I actually have three birthday cards to make this month and here are two of them.
This first one is done with Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette, and Vellum cardstocks. The stamp sets are Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Fifth Avenue Floral A Little Birthday Cheer and Beautiful Borders. I used Night of Navy ink and Versamark with clear embossing. Half back pearls from the Pretties Kit and in the centre of the flowers. I also used the Eyelet Border punch.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I made another 4"X4" Scrapbook and I think this one is even cuter than the first one. I used Parisian Breeze Specialty paper and lots of Punches!! Here's some pics of some of the pages too.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

This is a mini 4" X 4" Photo album I've done as a Grad gift. You can do one too if you want. I'm offering a class June 13 at 1:00 at the church. If you are interested contact me and I will give you the details. The photos here show the front (which may look different for everyone as you make your own embellishments) and a sample of the inside pages. There are 12 pages as well as a front and back cover.

Hope you all are having a wonderful Mother's Day!

Monday, May 4, 2009

A Rose for Mom

This is my mother's day card for my Mom. I'm going to get it sent away asap. The base is Certainly Celery and it's texture with the small dots Texturz Plate. The Top Note shape is one of the papers in a Taste of Textiles - isn't it beautiful? The sentiment is stamped on a scallop oval of the same paper as the top note so it's hard to see. The rose from Fifth Avenue Floral is embossed with white embossing powder and then watercoloured - it's a really neat technique. If you can believe it I used Cameo Coral to paint the rose! The sentiment is stamped in Regal Rose and I think it matches. The Certainly Celery leaves were made with the SU Sizzlet Little Leaves. The ribbon is from Sale A Bration but you could easily use the 5/8" Green Grosgrain ribbon instead. I hope my Mom likes this card!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Here's a birthday card I did for my minister. She loves to garden so I had to make sure there was some reference to that on the card. I used the Big Shot and Embosslits for the flowers, Rhinstone brads, Little Leaves sizzlet, Sincere Salutations Stamp set, Blooms and Bulbs wheel, Watercolour vine wheel, scallop oval punch, large oval punch, Coluzzle, Baja Breeze textured cardstock & ink and Cameo coral cardstock & ink. I embossed the seed pkgs with white and then sponged the two inks over top. The inside of the card is a 7 flower pop up but I didn't take a picture of it! D'oh! It looked really neat, I'll have to do another one.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Time for a Class

Would you like to make this Scrapbook in a box?

I'd love to show you how!! I'm offering a class May 30 at 10:00am at St Paul Lutheran Church basement.

This unique scrapbook is a combination of a scrapbook and an explosion box. You can pick the Designer Series paper that you would like to use from this list: Bella Rose, Urban Garden, Candy Lane, Bella Birds, Pink Flamingo, Good Morning Sunshine, Raspberry Tart, Sweet Always, Urban Oasis or Washington Apple. These are found on pages 150 - 161 in the Spring/Summer Idea Book and Catalogue.
The cost of the class includes the whole package of 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper (you'll use a few sheets and take the rest home), Textured Cardstock, Regular Cardstock and embellishments as well as written instructions so you can make as many as you like later.
Please Pre-Register and pre-pay by May 8th with your paper choice. This is so that I can order supplies and prepare them. You will need to bring you cutter and adhesive.
Date: May 30, 2009 Time: 10:00am Place: St Paul Lutheran Church Cost $25.00

Monday, April 20, 2009

A couple of Thank yous

Oh, hi there!! I haven't fallen off the earth - just been busy with one of my boys home. Anyway here's one of two thank you cards I made. This base is Baja Breeze textured CS and the image is stamped on Naturals Ivory CS. I used the grass image from Inspired by Nature which is on the Dormant list - it's available just not shown in a catalogue. And the sentiment is from Kind Thanks. The stamped butterfly is from Flight of the Butterfly and is stamped in Baja Breeze. The grass is done in Kiwi Kiss. The main image is matted with Chocolate Chip. Those cute 3D butterflies are made with the Big Shot die Beautiful Butterflies which is an exclusive Stampin' Up! die from Sizzix and of course I used the Big Shot itself. The butterflies are cut from Walk in the Park DSP which is in the Occasions Mini Catalogue - I think its so pretty! The ribbon is Pretty in Pink Taffeta.

Here's the second card I made with Kind Thanks

I used my old standby "Heartfelt Thanks" to do this one ~ it's one of the sets I got with my Starter Kit when I first signed up!! And I always find I can do pretty cards with it. The base of this card is also Baja Breeze Textured CS but this time I've added Pink Pirouette and Chocolate Chip. The "Thanks" and flower outlines are stamped in Chocolate Chip rather than Black. The ribbon is the Organza ribbon in the Main catalogue. It's pretty stuff - in the centre of the Organza is a solid satin line. Pretty! The flowers are stamped with Pink Pirouette and the centres are done with Super Nova Fine Glitter and Crystal Effects for some dimension.

That's all for now, see ya again soon! Joanne

Saturday, April 4, 2009

The cutest little Easter Basket!

Easy Easter Basket

Finally! Here's the tutorial I promised - it's been a crazy week and I ended up not feeling well but all is good now!
You can click on the pictures to make them bigger.

6" X 6" Double sided Designer Series paper such as Patterns Pack II (L1 Hostess reward)
8 1/2" X 1/2" strip in matching cardstock
Snail Adhesive
Sticky Strip
Cutter with scoring blade
SU Cherry Blossom Embosslit
Big Shot

1. Score each side of the 6" X 6" DSP at 2"

2. Score each corner from where the score lines cross to the outer tip of the corner - do not score the centre box.

(I have darkened the score lines in this photo)

3. Fold on all score lines.
4. Place snail adhesive on each corner within the triangle space formed by the score lines.
See picture for placement.

5. Pinch the corner together as shown in the next picture and repeat on the other 3 corners.

Your box should look like this now:

6. Fold each flap over to one side of the box. Make sure you fold all flaps in the same direction. adhere them to the side of the box with sticky strip.

7. Attach the handle inside the box, making it as long as you like.

8. Decorate as desired. I used the Stampin' Up! Cherry Blossom embosslit and the Big Shot. I have pictures of that if you want to see it too.
You can also fill your little basket with 1/4" strips of cardstock that have been run through a crimper.
Hope you like it!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Coming soon

Guess what!! I'm going to make a tutorial for a simple Easter Basket! I haven't done a tutorial yet, but I'm anxious to give it a try. So give me a day or two and I'll have something posted for ya.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Posting comments

I just want to let you know that anyone can post comments but I will approve them before they will post. I 'm doing it this way to prevent spam - I've already had an advertising comment posted! I thank you so much for your kind words!!

Wedding card

I think this set is so classy - it's "Ever After" on page 83 of the spring/summer IB&C. I stamped the image in stazon and coloured it with my SU markers. I used the eyelet border punch and SU Lots of Labels as well as the wide oval punch. The pearls are from the pretty's kit and the ribbon is Bashful Blue Taffeta. Bashful Blue and Whisper White are the cardstock colours I used. The sentiment is stamped in Bashful Blue ink. Oh, ya, I also used the small dots texturz plate in the Big Shot.

Monday, March 16, 2009


Just to let you know: Stamp till you Cramp is this Saturday March 21. You are welcome to come. Give me call so I can get things ready for the projects. Bring your own Cardstock, adhesive and embellishments. Hope you can come - it's lots of fun!!

Sneak Peak

This is a sneak peak of a stamp set in the Occasions Mini which is coming April 1! The set is called Sense of Time and I just love it!!
In addition to the Sense of Time stamp set I used Celebrate everything, Sanded and Itty Bitty Backgrounds. The colours are Chocolate Chip and Bordering Blue. Those yummy brads are the 5/16" Brads on page 174 in the SU spring/summer IB&C. I also used an antique brass Jumbo eyelet and some hemp that I dyed by running it through my Choc. Chip pad while holding it down with a sponge.
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

For You

This card is for you, yes, you reading my blog. This tweet and cheery card is to thank you for stopping by!
I used my brand new set Cheep Talk - I think it's so cute!! The ink colours are Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise and Old Olive. The cardstock is Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise Pacific Point and Whisper White. I also used the printed Velum from Taste of Textiles. The hardware is a Jumbo Grommet - coming in the new Occasions Mini and a pumpkin pie flower brad. Everything else is available in the Spring/Summer Idea Book and Catalogue 2009.

Speaking of the Catalogue - did I tell you that Stampin' Up! is going to ONE catalogue a year now? There will be 3 minis each lasting 4 months to make sure you get everything that's trendy and hot. Isn't that great news?!! The new catalogue is due in July.
My artwork (all original unless otherwise stated) is shared only for your personal inspiration, all products and stamps are from stampin' up! unless otherwise stated.

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