Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Cracked Glass - Cozy Christmas Lodge

Good afternoon stampers!

Today's card will be another one that I designed for my Christmas card class coming up. It uses the GORGEOUS stamp set Christmas Lodge that is in the Holiday Mini. The layout and basic design was inspired by this card I saw created by flowerbugnd1 on splitcoaststampers. I changed the colors of mine and used the cracked glass technique on my card as well. Here is my version:

I really love the cracked glass technique with this stamp set! I really love how the lodge looks like a vintage old photograph cracked with age using the sahara sand cardstock as a base. To get this look I stamped my lodge with early espresso on sahara sand, filled in the snow with a white gel pen and then sponged the edges with chocolate chip ink before doing the cracked glass technique.

If you want to try the CRACKED GLASS TECHNIQUE here is what you do:

First you will need a versamark pad, Stampin Ups! Glassy Glaze (retired now) or you can use UTEE (ultra thick embossing enamel) or regular clear embossing powder (you will just have to use more layers) and then you will need your heat tool.

1. After you stamp and color your image, stamp the whole panel with the versamark ink pad.

2. Completely cover the panel with your embossing enamel or powder. Shake off excess and heat with the heat tool. If you are using glassy glaze or the UTEE the first heating will look lumpy and it will look like spots are missed. Don't worry about it!

3. As soon as the powder is melted, stamp the whole panel again with versamark ink. Cover your panel again with a new layer of embossing enamel or powder, shake off excess and then reheat. This time it will be much smoother and even looking.

4. If you are using the UTEE or glassy glaze you need to do only 2 or 3 layers of embossing powder. IF you are using the regular clear embossing powder you will need to repeat the versamark and then emboss with new layer of powder a total of 4 or 5 times to get it thick enough.

5. After you get your last layer of embossing powder done - stick the panel in the freezer for about 2 minutes. This makes it hard and it cracks easier. It may curl a little bit but that is OK because when you crack it, it will straighten out.

6. Remove it from the freezer and start bending it where you want the cracks to be. Keep going until it is cracked how you like. You can sponge over the top with a dark ink like, early espresso or chocolate chip and it kind of fills in the cracks to give it a more aged look. I didn't do this on mine because of the darker background I stamped on, but it works good when you do this technique on white or very vanilla.

7. After your done cracking your piece, layer and add to your card :)

Hope this makes sense! There is a picture tutorial and a video posted on splitcoaststampers on how to do this technique also which you can see here.

Here is what I used on today's card:

Stampin Up! Stamp Sets: Christmas Lodge

Paper: Stampin Up! Sahara Sand, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Chocolate Chip

Ink: Stampin Up! Classic ink pads in Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler

Accessories: Stampin Up! Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Versamark Ink Pad, Glassy Glaze (retired), White Gel Pen, heat tool, Big Shot, Perfect details texturz plate, texturz silicone rubber pads, sponges, dimensionals

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Good afternoon everyone!

I have been busy in my stamp room designing cards for my upcoming Christmas Card Class, December 1st. I wanted to share one of the cards that we will be making. It is this CUTIE PATOOTIE PENGUIN card:

Isn't he the CUTEST? I think so! I got the penguin idea from pixiedustmom on splitcoaststampers. She did a super cute z-fold card using this style punch art penguin that you can see here. On my card the "ribbon" I used is actually a piece of the FROSTWOOD LODGE Designer Series Paper! It has some awesome flannel designs that make perfect "faux ribbon"

Here is a closer look at my cutie patootie penguin:

I can't wait to make more of them because they are super adorable! The color combination I used is from the Stampin Up Color Coach. This is an AWESOME tool to have because it gives you some coordinating color combinations for your designs. This color combination was featured on the MARINA MIST card and is the getting started combination. The colors are MARINA MIST, REAL RED & OLD OLIVE

If you don't have a Stampin Up Color Coach yet, you can purchase yours here. They are only $14.95 and are well worth it!

SPEAKING OF SHOPPING.... Stampin Up! has an AWESOME deal going on right now through November 30th called ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA! You can get some great product bundles and special products up to 60% off! To see the featured products click HERE. After your done making your MUST HAVE list, shop online at my store. Don't forget to check the clearance rack also for more great deals!

Thanks for stopping by! Here are the products I used on my card:

Stampin Up! Stamp Sets: Merry Winter

Paper: Stampin Up! Old Olive, Real Read, Marina Mist, Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper, basic black, whisper white, daffodil delight, shimmer white

Ink: Stampin Up! Classic ink pads in old olive, pumpkin pie, white craft ink

Accessories: Stampin Up! Snowburst textured impressions embossing folder, big shot, color coach, white gel pen, dimensionals. PUNCHES USED: Extra large Oval, Large Oval, Scallop Circle Oval, Stocking builder, word window, owl builder punch.

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Monday, November 21, 2011


Good afternoon everyone!

This week is supposed to get COLDER & COLDER each day...BRRRR! I am still not ready for winter or snow! The ONLY place I like to see snow is on my cards - LOL :)

Today's card I made is for three different challenges. I came across this wonderful sketch challenge blog that features a new sketch each week for you to make a card with. I love card sketches because sometimes the layouts are the hardest thing to come up with, at least for me. The website is called FRESHLY MADE SKETCHES

I loved their sketch for this week and when I found it I only had 2 hours to get my entry in - YIKES! But luckily as soon as I saw the sketch I knew what I wanted to do so I hurried up and whipped out my card. Here it is:

I wanted to make my snowflake look cold & crisp and tempting turquoise is a perfect color to make it look frigid. Reminds me of the sky color on those super cold winter days! This card like I said was for three challenges. FIRST the Freshly Made Sketch Challenge FMS11, and then on splitcoaststampers it is for the Technique challenge this week TLC352, to have snow on your card, and the Clean and Simple challenge of a winter card, CAS145.

Here is what the sketch, FMS11, looked like from FRESHLY MADE SKETCHES that I used to create this card:

I loved it - very simple layout but it is very versatile which I love. I will definately be playing along with their challenges in the future! Check out their website!

Here is what I used on today's card:

Stampin Up! Stamp Sets: Serene Snowflakes, Merry Winter

Paper: Stampin Up! Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, Whisper White, Vellum

Ink: Stampin Up! Classic ink pads in Basic Black, tempting Turquoise

Accessories: Stampin Up! Versamark, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Sponge dauber, Snowburst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 1 & 1 1/4" circle punches, dimensionals

Thanks for visiting my blog today! Be sure to visit each day because I have been busy in my stamp room and have LOTS of fun & cute Christmas cards coming up to share - you won't want to miss it!

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Magazine Holder

Good afternoon everyone!

Long time no stamp! I have been super busy lately and just haven't had time to make it to my craft room...but I made up for it today! I have a confession....I have TONS of craft magazines! Not just one craft either...lots! Crochet, Cross Stitch, Scrapbook, Cardmaking... and I can never make myself toss out the special Consultant only magazine, Stampin Success, that Stampin Up! sends out monthly, too much good stuff in there! It features techniques, scrapbook & card layouts and much more. I have all my magazines piled in boxes and when I want to find one I have to dig and it is a huge pain! So I started looking online last night for some easy ways to make your own magazine holder. I came across an e-how article about altering empty cereal boxes and using those to create them. That sounded like a good idea to me but a little flimsy for what I was looking for. So this morning when I was wandering around my craft room I had an A-HA moment! I do a lot of ebay shopping and I keep most of the boxes and envelopes that are in good, reuseable shape. I noticed that the MEDIUM FLAT RATE boxes from the post office were the PERFECT size to make into a magzine holder! They are super sturdy and a perfect 12" wide which makes altering them a breeze with the 12"x12" designer series paper! So I made one this morning for my Stampin Success Magazines! It turned out AWESOME! Here is the side view:

To get the box ready for altering here is what I did. I sealed one end that will be the bottom. I cut the flaps off the other side. I measured up 4" from the bottom on each side at the front of the box and marked it. I then drew a line between the two sides along the front connecting them. I used my ruler to draw a diagonal line from the 4" mark on the front to the upper back corner. I then just cut the box along my lines. To cover with designer series paper I layed the paper on the side I wanted to cover until it was where I wanted it. Carefully holding it in place I layed the box paper side down and traced the back of my paper. I then cut it and mounted it. I took a nail file and smoothed the cut box edges after my paper was on. Pretty easy really!

For this box I used the SPICE CAKE designer series paper to cover the top half. I then used pumpkin pie and chocolate chip as mats for the bottom half. I stamped a large panel of a pretty fall sunset scene set on a lake, with the trees reflecting in the water. I stamped en francais lightly on one side and then stamped the GRATEFUL sentiment, because I am grateful for my Stampin Up business :)
I finished off the panel using the gorgeous Victoria crochet trim. I did the same scene for both sides of my box. You just have to remember that the two sides will be opposite. So when I stamped my first panel I did my words on the right side, and on the second panel I had to stamp the words on the left, because when I mounted them on the box I wanted the ribbon side to be towards the front.

Here is a close up of my stamped panel.

Here is a close up of the side with the ribbon and words:

Here is a close up of the left side:

For the spine of my box I just cut a strip of the designer series paper and covered it. I did do a mat at the bottom of pumpkin pie, chocolate chip and then the matching designer series paper. I left this area kind of blank in case in the future I want to make a panel that says what's in the holder. Here is what the spine looks like.

For the front, I again did the same mat sequence, pumpkin pie, chocolate chip, the designer series paper. Then I did a pumpkin pie 2 3/8" scallop, a 1 3/4" chocolate chip scallop circle, then I created the STAMPIN SUCCESS on the computer and printed it out on very vanilla cardstock, punched it out with a 1 1/4" circle and sponged with chocolate chip ink. I adorned the scallops with the Basic pearls and added some victoria crochet trim. Here is the front:

And here is what it looks like from the front holding my Stampin Success magazines!

I covered the inside of my box with basic white copy paper just to cover up the priority mail wording on the inside. I think it turned out really neat! I can't wait to do more of these for my craft magazines. I thought it would be fun to seperate my magazines by seasons and do seasonal designs! Lots of possibilities and a great way to RECYCLE!

For my stamped design I was inspired by a beautiful card created by Michelle Zindorf which you can see here. Because her's was created awhile ago, I updated the colors I used and changed the stamp set so I used all current products. I also use sponges instead of a brayer.

For the sky & water the colors I used were: Peach Parfait, Bashful Blue, & Basic Gray - before sponging on your paper with the peach and the gray I rubbed them off on scratch paper so it wasn't as dark.

I used more mustard for the en francais words.

I did my trees using basic black, also for the reflections I used the basic black and the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.

I sponged the outside of my panel with chocolate chip ink.

Here are the products I used to create this project.

MEDIUM FLAT RATE PRIORITY BOX - the one that is 12" wide.

Stampin Up! Stamp Sets: Lovely As a Tree, Always Thankful, En Francais

Paper: Stampin Up! Spice Cake Designer Series Paper, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Very Vanilla

Ink: Stampin Up! Classic ink pads in Peach Parfait, Bashful Blue, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard

Accessories: Stampin Up! Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, post it notes, white gel pen, sponges, Victoria Crochet Trim

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Lil' Punkin Girl

Good morning everyone!

Here is a quick card that I made using the super cute GREETING CARD KIDS stamp set.

The layout I used is one from Splitcoast stampers sketch challenges. This was #317.

The panel measurements are: pumpkin girl image (4a) – 2” square plus 1/16” border, cajun craze panel (3) – 2 ½ x 4 5/8” (used the stripes textured impressions folder on bottom half), sentiment panel including border (4b) – 2 7/8 x 7/8”, frightful sight cajun dotted panel print panel (2) – 3 5/8 x 2”, Card base - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" then layered with Frightful sight DSP in the black with old olive pattern - 4" x 5 1/4".

I stamped my lil punkin girl on the watercolor paper with stazon ink and then used the Stampin Up! watercolor pencils and an aqua painter to color her. The sentiment panel has some rhinestone bling added to the sides.

This stamp set is really fun because it has an image that you can use for many different seasons and occasions.

It also comes in both Clear Mount $15.95 & Wood Mount $20.95. Click on the style you want and you will be taken to my Stampin Up! store to get your set today! While you are there don't forget to check out the clearance rack - where you get Stampin Up! products for 60% off!

Here is what I used on today's card:
Stampin Up! Stamp Sets: Greeting Card Kids, Wicked Cool

Paper: Stampin Up! Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Whisper White, Frightful Sight DSP, Watercolor paper

Ink: Stampin Up! Classic ink pads in
Basic Black, Stazon Black

Accessories: Stampin Up! Big Shot, Textured Impressions Stripes Embossing Folder, Watercolor Wonder Pencils, Aqua Painter, Black taffeta ribbon, Rhinestone Jewels, dimensionals

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Wicked Witch is Dead!

Good morning everyone!

I saw the cutest card designed by Michelle Zindorf of a house falling on the Wicked Old Witch and I just had to make one myself! Here is Michelle's adorable card and here is my version:

I added a creepy pumpkin and a sentiment. I also used a chocolate chip marker for my shadows and used different ribbon. Very fun card to make! Hope you try one! Here is what I used on mine:

Stampin Up! Stamp Sets: Wicked Cool, House of Haunts

Paper: Stampin Up! Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black

Ink: Stampin Up! Classic ink pads in Pear Pizazz, Sahara Sand, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight

Accessories: Stampin Up! Real Red, basic black & chocolate chip stampin write markers, blender pen, White Gel Pen, dimensionals, Basic Black grosgrain ribbon, post it notes.

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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Wedding Day

Good evening everyone!

I can't believe that it is October already! I wanted to share a card that I made for my soon to be sister-in-law's bridal shower. This is made using all Stampin Up! punches! This design is from Ellen Kemper's "Back of the Babe" series of cards that she created. I changed a few of the punches so they were all current.

Isn't she adorable? I love how it turned out! You will have to check out Ellen's blog. She is such a talented lady and she does some amazing things with punches!

Here are the punches that I used for this card:

Butterfly Punch #119848 (dress)
Scallop Oval Punch - #119856 (hair)
Heart to Heart Punch - #119881 (arms, punch out butterfly piece for back of dress)
Boho Blossoms Punch - #119858 (bouquet)
1 1/4" Circle Punch - #119861 (hat)
Extra Large Oval Punch - #119859 (hat brim)
Large Oval Punch - #119855 (ribbons)
Owl Builder Punch - #118074 (bows, hand)
Bird Builder Punch - #117191 (leaves in bouquet)

Additional Accesories:
Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon 3/8"
Basic Pearls
Big Shot
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Final Press Embossing Folder
Square lattice Embossing Folder
Black Taffeta Ribbon 1/8"
Glue Dots
2-Way Glue Pen

Cardstock Used:
Shimmer White
Cajun Craze
Always Artichoke
Peach Parfait
Daffodil Delight (sponged with daffodil ink)

Thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, September 8, 2011


Good Afternoon Everyone!

I am SUPER EXCITED because I just had a whole box of NEW STAMPS and PLAYTHINGS delivered from Stampin Up! YAY! I have been waiting impatiently for it to get here :)

While I was waiting I made this gorgeous scrunch flower card using poppy parade cardstock. I have tried a few different versions of the scrunch flower and this is my favorite way to do them. They look so soft and scrunch up really nice. You can do these with different types of flower punches or scallops. The one I used for this is the smaller Stampin Up! Scallop punch - 1 3/4". There is an awesome photo tutorial by Julie Buhler on making these flowers. The layout was inspired by this card I saw that was designed by Theresa Momber.

I wanted my sentiment to pop a little bit off the sponged background but not a lot so I just stamped the sentiment on very vanilla and then punched it using the large oval punch but then just layered it flat on the card. I wanted the focal piece to be that gorgeous flower! I am excited to do these in other colors and with some other punches! I also thought this would make a pretty Christmas card too if you change the sentiment :) Hope you try some of these pretty flowers!

Stampin Up! Stamp Sets: Elements of Style

Paper: Stampin Up! Very vanilla, Poppy Parade, Old Olive

Ink: Stampin Up! Classic ink pads in Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, versamark

Accessories: Stampin Up! 1 3/4" scallop circle punch, 5-Petal flower punch, large oval punch, clear embossing powder, heat tool, glitter brads in basics, paper piercer, mat pack, sponges, sticky strip.

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Monday, September 5, 2011

Vintage Field Flowers

Good Morning everyone!

I had a chance to break out one of my favorite new stamp sets in the new catalog - FIELD FLOWERS. This is a GORGEOUS two step stamp set. I haven't really used the two step stamp sets much but this one was too pretty to pass up! With all the different color combinations you can do this set is one I will use ALOT! Playing around with it, I created two cards using the same layout. I just changed the flower colors and color pallettes. The cool thing about this set is that you don't have to do the two-step using two differenr colors to create your flowers. You can use the more solid flower image and just do one color. I did that with the cherry cobbler card. Here they are:

This is my cherry cobbler, early espresso & very vanilla version. Like I said this flower uses the more solid image flower stamp in cherry cobbler ink only. I then stamped the center of the flower in early espresso.

This one is my Baja Breeze, soft suede & very vanilla version. This flower set I did the two-step stamping using pool party first and then baja breeze over it. Here is a close up of the flowers - hopefully you can see the two colors.

This is an awesome stamp set that you can use for all occasions. With all the color combinations you can try the possibilities are endless! Here is what I used on these cards.

Stampin Up! Stamp Sets: En Francais, Field Flowers

Paper: Stampin Up!
Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla

Ink: Stampin Up! Classic ink pads in
Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Pool Party

Accessories: Stampin Up! Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, White Taffeta Ribbon, Always Articoke Marker, dimensionals, sponges, polks dots textured impressions embossing folder, big shot, edge distressor.

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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Scentsy Recipe Page - SOPAPILLAS

Good evening all!

Besides being a Stampin Up! Demonstrator I am also a Scentsy Consultant. I love scrapbooking recipes and one of the great things about Scentsy is that you can combine scents to create new smells. The possibilities are endless which makes it so fun! Anyway, I periodically create mini scrapbook pages that contain a Scentsy recipe for hostess gifts, door prizes, or just handing out special samples. I use mostly Stampin Up! products but not all but they are so cute I have to show them off! Here is my latest one: SOPAPILLAS

Everything is Stampin Up! except the little chihuahua dog, it is from one of the small clear stamp sets that are like $1.00 at the craft stores. If you want to try out this recipe or any of the other Scentsy Recipes I have you can purchase them from my Scentsy Website.

Here are the Stampin Up! products that I used, most are retired now.

Stampin Up! Stamp Sets: Itty Bitty Bacgrounds, Carved & Candlelit

Paper: Stampin Up! Dusty Durango, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss

Ink: Stampin Up! Classic ink pads in Old Olive, River Rock, Soft Suede, Soft Sky, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight

Accessories: Stampin Up! Trio flower punch, Basic Pearls, glue dots, simensionals, 1" circle punch, basic black marker,sponges

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Friday, September 2, 2011

Happy Harvest Pickup

Good morning everyone! I am super excited because the new HOLIDAY MINI CATALOG just started yesterday! YAY! There are so many super cute things in there... I pretty much want the whole book! I put in my order yesterday and am impatiently waiting for all my new goodies to get here! You can check out the new mini online by clicking on the picture of the catalog on the left hand side of my page and of course you can order from my website anytime :)

For todays card I wanted to use an oldie but a goodie stamp set! LOADS OF LOVE & LOADS OF LOVE ACCESSORIES! These two stamp sets pretty much cover any occasion you need to make a card for. And the little pick up is SUPER CUTE! My favorite way to do the truck is by paper piecing the body. I stamp the truck on white, color the wheels & tires, bumpers & whatever is in the back. Then I stamp the truck on a designer series paper, cut out the body then glue it over the original stamped truck. Super easy & turns out soooo cute! The paper I used for my little truck in this card is the new Halloween Paper - Frightful Sights. I love how it turned out!

The dirt road I made using a blender pen & chocolate chip ink. Pretty much loaded the blender pen, rubbed some off then scribbled with it. Hope you try a little paper pieced truck! They are adorable!

What I used:
Stampin Up! Stamp Sets: Loads of Love & Loads of Love Accessories

Paper: Stampin Up! Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Whisper White

Ink: Stampin Up! Classic ink pads in Cajun Craze, early espresso, pumpkin pie, more mustard, basic gray

Accessories: Stampin Up! Stampin Write marker in old olive, chocolate chip and basic black. Scallop oval punch, large oval punch, white gel pen, colluzle, edge distressor, early espresso grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals, sponges, blender pen, big shot, final press textured impressions embossing folder.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Happy Halloween - Dark & Dreary Style!

Hi Stampers!

I LOVE Halloween and it will be here before you know it! I have wanted the Dark & Dreary stamp set for awhile and when it arrived I had to use it :)

I am LOVING this set! I also LOVE the Designer Series paper for Halloween - FRIGHTFUL SIGHT - has some GREAT patterns! Remember almost all the DSP is BUY 3 GET 1 FREE until the 31st! Stock up here!

DARK & DREARY STAMP SET - WOOD MOUNT #120837 $19.95 & CLEAR MOUNT #121151 $14.95

Here is what I used on this card:
Stampin Up! Stamp Sets: DARK & DREARY

Paper: Stampin Up! Basic Black, Cajun Craze, FRIGHTFUL SIGHT DSP

Ink: Stampin Up! Classic ink pads in basic black, cajun craze

Accessories: Stampin Up! Decorative label punch, 1/2" circle punch, versamark, clear embossing powder, heat tool, basic black brads, basic black grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Weathered Stone Technique

Evening All!

Today's card is one that features a new technique that I call Weathered Stone. It is really simple to do and looks very cool! To do the technique all you do is take a Crumb Cake ink pad and swipe it across the front side of a textured impressions embossing folder and then place a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock inside the folder and run through the Big Shot. This transfers some of the ink into the flat areas around the raised design creating a weathered stone look! Has a very vintage look. LOVE IT! The color ink and cardstock is important. There is a more subtle version of this technique called Bisque Pottery that uses Sahara Sand ink on very vanilla cardstock. So try both styles! Here is my card using this technique:

Doesn't that look neat? It really reminds you of old stones that have that algae and aged look from being in the elements for years. Here is a close up of the technique:

The butterfly that I used on this card is from the Strength & Hope Set. This is a special set you can purchase to help combat breast cancer. For every stamp set purchased Stampin Up! donates $2.00 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. So if you haven't got your set order it now because it is only available until August 31st! You get a gorgeous stamp set and you know that your purchase helps go to fighting this horrible disease that affects so many families.

Strength & Hope Stamp Set Wood Mount - #118100 $17.95 & Clear Mount #123660 $13.95:

Here is what I used on the card:

Stampin Up! Stamp Sets: Strength & Hope, Elements of Style, Four Frames, Pocket Silhouettes

Paper: Stampin Up! Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso

Ink: Stampin Up! Classic ink pads in Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler

Accessories: Stampin Up! Top Note Die, Vintage Wallpaper textured impressions embossing folder, big shot, basic pearls, edge distresser, decorative label punch, sponges, dimensionals

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Dandelion Fuzz

Good Morning Stampers!

I FINALLY had a chance to make it to my craft room and play for awhile! When I first saw the sneak peek for the MY FRIEND stamp set I thought the little fluff circle looked like a dandelion, so that is what I made with it... a super sparkly ball of dandelion fluff! Take a look....

See what I mean? I first stamped the image in whisper white on basic black card stock, then used heat & stick powder, and then used dazzling diamonds glitter. I then took my white gel pen and dotted in the little seeds. I also used dazzling diamonds on the star in the wish big sentiment. The layout was inspired by a card I saw on splitcoaststampers that was made by Toy. Here is a close up of my dandelion so you can see the sparkle...

I really love how this turned out! Here is what I used:

Stampin Up! Stamp Sets: My Friend, Word Play

Paper: Stampin Up! Basic Black & Whisper White

Ink: Stampin Up! Classic ink pads in Basic Black, Craft Ink Pad Whisper White

Accessories: Stampin Up! 2 3/8" Scallop punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, Handheld 1/16" circle punch, heat & stick powder, dazzling diamonds glitter, heat tool, Eyelet border punch, score tool, dimensionals, versamarker, 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Basic Black, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Big Shot, white gel pen

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Friday, August 5, 2011


For the month of AUGUST Stampin Up! is giving you a FREE PACK of Designer Series Paper of your choice when you buy 3! Isn't that AWESOME? Great way to stock up on your favorites from the new Stampin Up Catalog!

The Specialty Designer Series Paper & Hostess Designer Series Paper are not part of this promotion and cannot be redeemed through this offer.

Stock up on your favorites today! Let's Go Shopping....

Monday, July 4, 2011

Brand New Catalog!

Good Morning everyone!

Happy 4th of July! I wanted to let you know that the BRAND NEW Stampin Up! Catalogs are now here! YAY! There are so many great new stamp sets, in colors, and accessories! So grab your wish lists and a pen & take a look! :)

Browse the new 2011-2012 Catalog Online!

If you would like a hard copy of the beautiful new Idea Book & Catalog shipped to you, contact me! Catalogs are $9.95 with free shipping to the U.S.

Browse the new 2011-2012 Celebrando Creatividad Online

Once your wish list is your order here!

If your wish list is pretty lengthy consider becoming a Stampin Up! Demonstrator get all of your future purchases at a discount! Stampin Up! has an awesome $99 start up offer from now until July 31st AND you would get a FREE $40 Christmas Keepsake Project!

Dates: July 1-31, 2011

Promotion Details: It's always more fun to stamp with friends! The limited-time $99 Starter Kit is the perfect choice for the lover of Stampin' Up! products. Use this exclusive Starter Kit to share the opportunity with your friends and hostesses who want to get the products they love at a 20 percent discount.

Plus, when you sign up in July, you will get a Christmas Keepsake project kit absolutely FREE–a $40 value! This exclusive kit contains everything you need to create a beautiful Christmas Keepsake Box to hold your most treasured Christmas memories.

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Contains over $180 in products and business supplies–including new products from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog!

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