Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Rustic Best of Everything

Here's a card share that is not Christmas related. It's a special card I made for a friend who needed a pick-me-up. I used the great Woodgrain embossing folder on Crumb Cake and dragged my Early Espresso stamp pad over the raised embossed image, sponging the edges of the card, the So Saffron label, and DSP with the same ink. I used my Cherry Cobbler, Riding Hood Red, and Early Espresso markers to color and ink up the Best of Everything stamp set. The blender pen was great for blending the colors together. I cut out the tree and the stamped leaves, layering them for a 3-D look. Paper-piercing, twine and rhinestones helped to finish up the rustic feel of the card.
Thanks a bunch for dropping by!
CS: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Very Vanilla
DSP: Comfort Cafe
Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Riding Hood Red (ink and Stampin' Write markers
SS: Best of Everything, Itty Bitty Banners
Punches: 3/4" circle, 1/2" circle
Big Shot: Apothecary Accents (127003); Bitty Banners framelits (129267), Woodgrain embossing folder (127821)
Accessories:  jewels-rhinestone, linen thread, Paper Piercing Pack Essentials (126187), sponges

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Clearance Rack Blitz

I'm a day late in posting the great Clearance Rack Blitz going on right now at Stampin' Up! Over 300 new Clearance Rack items have been added to the Online Store at discounts up to 80 percent off retail-only while supplies last! And for the first time ever, stamps are included at up to 40% off.

  • Only online orders qualify for this promotion, but you can order both Clearance Rack and non-Clearance Rack items on the same order.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this special offer-go nuts!
  • Qualifying Clearance Rack orders are eligible for hostess benefits/Stampin' Rewards. Bonus!
  • Clearance Rack Blitz items are only available while supplies last-so don't wait! And sorry, but there are no refunds or exchanges on Clearance Rack items.
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Have a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Advent Calendar Garland

     Here's an Advent Calendar Garland made with Dixie cups. I saw this cute idea on “My Craft Channel” and thought I’d try it out for myself. The only tip or instruction given was to take apart a Dixie cup to make your pattern. From there I was on my own.
     I had a bunch of the Festival of Prints DSP sheets left from my Club project, so I used these to glue over the Dixie cups. I punched a hole on each side of the cup where I attached a metal handle. I created my advent number embellishments using My Digital Studio. I basically got to create my own Advent Calendar Kit using the DSP and creating coordinating embellishments, which was kind of a fun thing to do. The embellishments were attached to the front of the cups with a dimensional. I tied ornament hooks to a string of yarn which the Advent cups hung from.

The cups can be filled with candy, little gifts or Scriptures for each day, as you work your way towards December 25th. It's fun and simple Advent Calendar project to make.
Hope that you're having a great December so far!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

December Newsletter is Posted

It's here, the final newsletter of the year. Can you believe it? To view December's newsletter CLICK HERE or on the Newsletter button on the right side of my blog. This month's newsletter includes the "Be Inspired" page with some great card shares from fellow stampers, pictures from 2012's Stamp Club Lunch and lots of Stampin' Up news and promotions for December.
Chocolate cupcakes from our Stamp Club lunch...yum, yum!
The December countdown begins...hope you have a great December!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Hybrid Anniversary Card

Today I've veered away from Christmas to share this hybrid card I made several months ago. I  CASE'd this card from Connie Collins as my anniversary card for my husband. After a summer of no stamping due to my broken arm, her card got my creative juices going again.
This was actually a fun card to copy using My Digital Studio's digital stamps and Comfort Cafe designer paper. My "love" sentiment and flourish background are both digital stamps which I printed out on Crumb Cake card stock.
CS: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Comfort Cafe DSP
INK: MDS Early Espresso, Soft Suede for sponging

Thanks a bunch for stopping by! Hope that you have a wonderful day :-)

Friday, November 23, 2012

Three Gumball Green Trees

I love the Gumball Green as a Christmas color. The new Gumball Green stamp pad did a great job of inking up the solid stamp tree images for this card, which happens to be the last of the three cards we made in last month's Christmas trio class. I used the Pennant Parade stamp set for these cute trees along with the Pennant punch.
The cute Gumball Green polka dot paper strip is from the fun Be of Good Cheer DSP.

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Merry Gift Card Ornament

Today I'm sharing this fun ornament along with a FREE TUTORIAL, if you'd like to make them for yourself. I got the idea for these cute ornaments from another blogger, who got her idea from Martha Stewart. From there I thought that if they were redesigned, they would make great gift card holders that you could hang on your tree. I went ahead and remade them to hold a gift card, but they could be used as a money holder, or what we're actually going to be using them for...our "wishlists". We're using the gift card holder inserts to write our wishlists on and tucking them back into the Ornament. Each Ornament has the name of one member of the family which has their wishlist. It puts a fun little spin on Christmas this year.
I made simple embellishments for the ornaments using stamping and My Digital Studio, but they could be made up as extravagant and as fun as you like. All supplies, cutting and assembly information can be found in the tutorial.

I saw another really cute idea today for a 25 Days of Christmas garland. If I find time to make one up before December 1, I'll post it on my blog for you.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Online Extravanganza Begins

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Layered Christmas Noel

Layers, layers, layers! This card is one of the cards we made in my Christmas trio class, and it has lots of layers along with a gold embossed ornament, textured embossed Labels framelit and the rich Cherry Cobbler cardstock.
I used the Joyous Celebrations stamp set for the ornament, ribbon, holly and sentiment.

Happy Stamping!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Punched Poinsetta

My inspiration for this card came from Nancy Littrell's punched poinsetta. I used the Blossom Petals punch to create the three layers of the Cherry Cobbler poinsetta.
This was one of three cards we made in last month's Christmas Card Trio class. We all had plenty of sticky fingers after this card was finished, but the end result 
was well worth it.
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

November Stamping Newsletter

My November Stamping Newsletter has been posted. You can view it HERE or by clicking on the Newsletter link on the right side bar. I've got a bunch of this month's Stampin' Up! news and specials, with FREE digital downloads, 1/2-price digital downloads, Single Stamps offer and more. Plus I've included a fun Craftroom Tip inside the newsletter, which shows how I made this fun fall leaves. 

Monday, October 29, 2012

Sell-A-Stamp One-Day Sale

Today, October 29, for ONE day only, you will get 
15 percent off 
almost every stamp Stampin' Up! sells! 
  • Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp will be 15 percent off.
This means all stamps in the current catalogs including:
Stippled Blossoms Clear-Mount Stamp SetPapillon Potpourri Clear-Mount Stamp SetPleasant Poppies Clear-Mount Stamp Set Sunflower Clear-Mount Stamp Set
    • Background stamps
    • Personalized name stamps
    • Incentive stamp sets from the supply list
    • Cookie press stamps
    • Single Stamps (Click on link to learn more)
Blooming with Kindness: Flower Clear-Mount StampBold Snowflake Clear-Mount StampChristmas Lodge: Tree Clear-Mount Stamp
Perfectly Penned: Celebrate Today Clear-Mount Stamp
This DOES NOT include
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    • Bundled stamp sets
    • Digital stamp brush sets
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Friday, October 19, 2012

Sympathy Card CASE

Today I'm sharing a sympathy card I CASE'd from Mary Fish. I loved her color combination and her clean and simple layout.

I changed out a few details using Just Believe and Petite Pairs (one of my favorites) stamp sets. I used the Fancy Fan embossing folder to emboss the card front, and a navy Sharpie marker to color my rhinestones.
I've posted the supply list below:

CS: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Ink: Crumb Cake, Midnight Muse
SS: Just Believe, Petite Pairs
Punches: Corner Roundher
Big Shot: Large Scallop Edgelits die (127019), Delicate Designs embossing folder(127023), Fancy Fan embossing folder (127751)
Accessories:  jewels-rhinestone, Midnight Muse 3/8" stitched satin ribbon (126847(

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Mixed Bunch Smooches Card and Tutorial

I'm excited to share this fun card with you because I also have a FREE tutorial to go with it. We made this card in my September card class. It uses the Rock-n-Roll stamping technique to get the darker color around the edges of the flower petals of the cute stamp set Mixed Bunch.
CLICK HERE to access the free tutorial.
Have fun creating!

Monday, October 1, 2012

October Stamping Newsletter

My October Stamping Newsletter has been posted. You can view it HERE or by clicking on the Newsletter link on the right side bar. This month I'll be offering my Christmas Card Trio Class featuring a punched Poinsetta, heat and dry embossing and some cute stamped and punched Christmas trees. My class times are posted below, as well as in the newsletter, along with more class information, Stampin' Up's special for the month, and a bunch of great cards submitted on the Be Inspired page by your fellow stampers. 

October Classes
Creative Cards: Christmas Trio Cards ($15)
Tuesday, 10/16 – 10 AM-Noon; 7-9 PM at Tumbleweed Recreation Center
Tuesday, 10/23 – 10 AM-Noon; 1:30-3:30 PM; 7-9 PM at Heidi’s House

My Christmas Card Trio Class tutorial will also be available
for purchase later this month.

I used the Perfectly Preserved stamp set to create this month's thank you tags for my customers. I used MDS to create the digital stamped jar so I could quickly add a little digital flower inside it, but you could easily punch a flower to add to the jar. I also used the coordinating Cannery framelit, Be of Good Cheer DSP and Woodgrain embossing folder . I've posted the supply list below:

CS: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Be of Good Cheer DSP (126896)
Ink: Basic Black, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede
SS: Perfectly Preserved(129944), Digital "thank you"
Punches: 2-1/2" Circle
Big Shot: Bitty Banners Framelits, Woodgrain embossing folder(127821), Cannery framelit (129944)
Accessories:  jewels-rhinestone

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Bold Bright Birthday

This fun card was inspired by a card I saw on another stamp set company's blog. The Mixed Bunch stamp set is has several great floral images. This image worked great with the bright yellow Summer Smooches DSP. I loved the bold black border on the card I cased and used it to set off the bright yellow flower.
Thanks for stopping by:-)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Preserved Thank You

Hi Stamping and Blogging friends. Todays post is a thank you card I made using the cute Perfectly Preserved stamp set. The new Woodgrain embossing folder is a fun background for the cute Mason jar. I used the digital version of the stamp set so that I could re-size and create the little yellow flower to be printed inside the jar, but used the coordinating Cannery Set framelits to cut out the jar and lid.

This stamp set is perfect for the coming Fall season...for thank you's, Thanksgiving cards, and Fall birthdays.
Have a wonderful day!

CS: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
Ink: Early Espresso, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede
SS: Perfectly Preserved, Digital "thank you"
Punches: Corner Rounder, 2-1/2" Circle
Big Shot: Bitty Banners Framelits, Woodgrain embossing folder, Finishing Touches edgelit (zig-zag edge)
Accessories: baker's twine, sponge dauber, jewels-rhinestone

Saturday, September 1, 2012

September Stamping Newsletter

My September Stamping Newsletter has been posted. You can view it HERE or by clicking on the Newsletter link on the right side bar. This month I'll be offering my previously cancelled U-Stamp Class this month, more information in the newsletter, along with lots of cards and projects submitted on the Be Inspired page by your fellow stampers.  

If you'd like to view the 2012 Holiday Mini Catalog online, CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Midnight Muse Floral

I know it's been awhile since I've posted on my blog, but I'm happy to say that today I've got a real card to share. I created this Calypso Coral flower 7 weeks ago, right before I broke my arm. It has been sitting on my desk, looking pretty until today, when I finally gave it home on this card. The Delicate Doilie was the perfect background for the flower.

I made the flower with three Blossom punch Calypso Coral flowers. I cut each of the Blossom petals into 2-3 sections lengthwise, stopping short of the flower's center, squirt the flowers with water, scrunched them, curled each petal, dried them, sponged the petals with Soft Suede and then staggered and glued the flower centers together. I created the center section of the flower with three of the largest Boho Blossom punch flowers, staggering and gluing the flowers centers together after distressing and sponging them. You can find the supply list below.
Have a wonderful day!

CS: Very Vanilla, Midnight Muse, Comfort Cafe DSP
Ink: Crumb Cake, Midnight Muse
SS: Pennant Parade
Punches: Blossom, Blossoms Petal Builder, Boho Blossom
Big Shot: Bitty Banners Framelits, Fancy Fan embossing folder, Large Delicate Doilies sizzlit, Finishing Touches edgelit
Accessories: Pearls, sponge dauber, crimper

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Digital Extreme Elements Thanks

Here's today's CAS "Thank You" card share, You'll notice that I used the same basic card layout as I did on last week's card. All I did was change out the digital stamp and center the sentiment. Since this was for my grandson, who also has been a big help these days. I used My Digital Studio stamps "Extreme Elements" along with "Thank You Kindly".
Have a great day!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Digital Sprinkled Thanks

Today's share is a CAS digital "Thank You" card I made for my granddaughter. I broke my arm a few weeks back and she has been so kind to come over and help me out. Since I'm not doing much any stamping these days, I went digital. I used MDS stamps "Thank You Kindly" and "Sprinkled Expressions".
Glad that you stopped by!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

August Newsletter is Posted

My August Stamping Newsletter has been posted. You can view it HERE or by clicking on the Newsletter link on the right side bar. I've included this month's Stampin' Up! news with the Holiday Catalog, 31%Off Digital for 31 Days and the new My Digital Studio 2. I've also posted updates on the Ribbon Bundle Share, plus you've gotta see this month's contributors on the Be Inspired page. 

If you'd like to view the 2012 Holiday Mini Catalog online, CLICK HERE.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Vintage Comfort Cafe

Today's quick card share features the beautiful Comfort Cafe DSP and for texture I used the Fancy Fan Folder.
I went with a vintage look on this card, so I created a fun shabby Cherry Cobbler DSP flower. I've posted the supply list below. Thanks so much for stopping by!

CS: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Comfort Cafe DSP
Ink: Early Espresso, Soft Suede
SS: Itty Bitty Banners
Punches: Blossom
Big Shot: Bitty Banners Framelits, Fancy Fan embossing folder
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler seam binding, crochet lace, baker's twine, sponge dauber

Friday, July 20, 2012

CAS Mixed Bunch

Today's post is quick and simple, kind of like my card share today. The border stamp on the Summer Silhouettes makes a great background border for a flower to rest on.
 I actually used several stamp sets on this card - Mixed Bunch, Summer Silhouettes, and Bring on the Cake. I've posted the supply list below...Have a great day!

CS: Whisper White, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade
Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Basic Black
SS: Summer Silhouettes, Mixed Bunch, 
bring on the Cake
Punches: Blossom, Blossoms Petal Builder
Big Shot: Square Lattice embossing folder

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Summer Silhouettes Emboss Resist

This card was inspired by a card I'd seen in a Paper Crafts magazine. The card I loved used the emboss resist on newsprint and it featured a butterfly. Perfect ideas for trying out the Summer Silhouettes and Papillon Potpourri stamp sets along with the new Elegant Butterfly punch.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

CS: Crumb Cake, Raspberry Ripple, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink: Early Espresso, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit
SS: Summer Silhouettes, Papillon Potpourri, Itty Bitty Banners
Punches: Elegant Butterfly
Big Shot: Bitty Banners Framelits, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Large Scallop Edgelit, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die, Perfect Polks Dots folder

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Digital Tuesday

This week's new digital downloads include back to school and Christmas, along with the digitized stamp set "Everything Eleanor". CLICK HERE to view this week's downloads.

If you're new to digital stamping and scrapbooking, visit My Digital Studio's networking site where you can view samples of what others are creating, video tutorials, and other helpful information. Have a great day!!