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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