Saturday, January 26, 2013

You Are Loved Birthday and a Poem

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This card was for my oldest granddaughter. When she was a toddler she had imaginary butterflies who were her friends. One of her butterflies names was Zsa-Zsa. She has since gotten older, so I used the Papillon Potpourri stamp set and coordinating Elegant Butterfly punch to create a grown up Zsa-Zsa butterfly to add to her grown up card.
The color combination and Framed Tulip idea came from one of "Create with Connie and Mary's" color challenges (Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy, Lucky Limeade).
I keep finding myself using the You are Loved stamp set, which worked so well for the floral motifs. The sentiment "Happiest Birthday" is from the Apothecary Art stamp set.

My granddaughter submitted a poem to Answers in Genesis and they published it on their blog. I'm sharing her poem here and the link to the post, "An Eleven-year-old Who Gets It!"

Oh, what a sight
When God created light.
He called the light day
And the darkness night.
He separated darkness
From light as you know.
God saw that it was good.
And this is not just a show.

What did God do
On day number two?
I’ll give you a hint,
I’ll give you a clue.
Sometimes it’s black
And sometimes it’s blue.
It’s heaven or sky,
Remember the clue?

What would it be like
Without fruit, trees, or plants?
Just try to imagine it.
I bet you can’t.
If God hadn’t created
Land on the third day
You’d always be floating
Or swimming.  No way!

Three days have passed
And there still are more.
And right now it is
Day number four.
When God creates
Very wonderful lights.
Like stars, sun, and moon
For thousands of nights.

This is what
The fifth day features:
Sea animals and Flying creatures.
He made all those
Creatures on that day.
And that is all
I have to say.

Now the sixth day
Is very neat.
So how about
We have a seat.
He made animals of land
And formed man by His hand.
Out of dust man came
And soon you will find out his name.

It’s day number seven
And our week is done.
Watching God create
Was really fun.
Now it’s time for
God to rest.
Which day did
You like the best?

Thanks for letting me share!

Supply List:
CS: Lucky Limeade, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy, Pretty in Pink (sponging)
Big Shot: Framed Tulip EB folder (121809), Adorning Accents Edgelit (125595)
SS: You are Loved (123779), Apothecary Art (125527), Papillon Potpourri (123759)
Punches: Elegant Butterfly (127526)
Accessories: Jewels-Rhinestones (119246), Paper Piercer (126189)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Faux Chalkboard You are Loved

I've been noticing how popular the "chalkboard" look is right now. I've seen it in advertisements, cardmaking, scrapbooking, etc., so I thought that I'd try the Faux Chalkboard technique out for myself. I found a great video tutorial HERE, which helped me to create this card. I liked this technique and had a lot of fun with it.
I used Stampin' Up's Whisper White Craft ink for the "chalk" look on Not Quite Navy CS, and a white Prismacolor pencil to outline the inside of one of the Labels Collection framelits and to create the banner for the stamped sentiment from the You are Loved stamp set.
Thanks for dropping by!

CS: Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Ink: Whisper White Craft
Big Shot: Labels Framelit (125598), Framed Tulips EB folder (121809)
Punches: Itty Bitty shapes (126881)

Sunday, January 20, 2013

January's Stampin' Up! Order Date

Sorry, this offer is only available to local customers. 

I'm letting all my local customers know that I will be placing our monthly Stampin' Up! order this Friday, January 25. If you'd like to get in on this month's order, please email or call me with your order by Thursday, January 24. Pick up/Delivery date will be the following Friday, February 1.
My email link is on the right side of my blog. 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Lattice You Are Loved Valentine

I love how the Lattice Bigz die fits behind the 3-3/8" Hearts Collection framelit. One of the themes I used to create this year's Valentines was "Negative Space" or cut-outs, and then tried to figure out some fun ideas to place behind the heart cut-outs. The framelits make it super easy to cut out a negative space anywhere on your card.
I used the beautiful stamp set You Are Loved, which is a great stamp set for any occasion, not just for Valentine's Day. I have a Hearts A Plenty free tutorial for this card (sorry, it's minus photo-by-photo directions), which you'll be able to find under my Free Tutorials.

To view the supply list and basic tutorial, click here.
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Monday, January 14, 2013

Monthly Stampin' Up! Project Kits

Here's a fun and exciting new offer from Stampin' Up! The monthly kits will begin shipping in March, but you can sign-up NOW!

I'm Paper Pumpkin . . .
Beginning in March 2013, I will come to your door each month. I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.
I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:
All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create projects, along with easy to follow instructions. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more! Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!

Get Started

It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program by visiting and click "Get it". Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family-every month!
Of course, you'll want to know more. So here's the nitty gritty:
  • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes instructions, stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.  
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10th, we'll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we'll send your first kit around June 15th.)
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!) 
  • There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.

Here's How You Order

Sign up for your monthly Paper Pumpkin starting Monday, January 14 by visiting and click Get it.

A Free Gift in Your Very First Kit

The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership. The Welcome Kit includes a free gift-a clear acrylic block!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

A Doily More Amore Valentine

Is it already time to move onto the next holiday? I guess so. I spent several weeks in December creating, of all things, Valentine cards! I shared the first card a few days ago, and I'll be sharing the rest of the Valentine cards over the next several weeks. I have a Hearts A Plenty free tutorial (sorry, it's minus photo-by-photo directions) for a few of them, which you'll be able to find under my Free Tutorials.
This card share uses some items from the new 2013 Stampin Up mini catalog: That's the Ticket stamp set, paper doiley, and the cute designer paper More Amore.

To view the supply list and basic tutorial, click here.

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

More Amore Heart Valentine

The More Amore DSP is such a fun Valentine-themed paper. I wanted a Valentine card that was less frilly and more on the fun side. The More Amore DSP and Chevron EB folder worked together well to create that fun. I used one of my Faux Metal buttons for the button accent, but the new Silver Designer Buttons from the Mini catalog would work great here. I have a Hearts A Plenty free tutorial (sorry, it's minus photo-by-photo directions) for this card, which you'll be able to find under my Free Tutorials.

                     To view the supply list and basic tutorial, click here.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Sweet Valentine Deals Available

January 3 through January 21, Stampin' Up! is offering two valentine deals! 
1) My Little Stamp Set Exclusive -  Get the Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit FREE ($7.95 value, pictured below) when you purchase the brand-new My Little Valentine Set ($9.95). This four-piece set was created exclusively for this promotion and will not be available again after January 21!  No limit!Stampinup stampin pretty simply sent kit
 My Little Valentine Stamp Set stamp images shown below:

132242My Little Valentine (clear-mount) - $9.95

2) Valentine Treat Bundle  This  bundle offer contains the brand-new Happy Valentine Heart Single Stamp (coordinates with the Stampin' Up! Full Heart Punch, NOT included in the bundle) and a package of 1" x 8" cellophane bags.  No limit on the number of bundles you can order!  The Happy Valentine Heart Single Stamp and bundle are ONLY available through Jan. 21. To get the bundle pricing, use item #132771.
Bundle Item

132771Valentine Treat Bundle - 5.95
Includes the Happy Valentine Heart Single Stamp  (clear-mount) and 1" x 8" cellophane bags

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Fancy Fan Valentine

First off, since this is my first post of the year, I want to wish you all a very 
Happy New Year!
Now, onto stamping and Valentine's Day. I wanted to make a CAS Valentine card and this is what I came up with. I used the new Needlepoint Border EB folder from the new Mini catalog as my textured accent on the card front. For the heart, I used the Primrose Petals Core'dinations CS and the Fancy Fan EB folder, and lightly sanded the raised impressions to create the light and dark on the heart framelit. The You are Loved stamp set provided the sentiment and floral accent. I've posted the supply list below. Thanks for dropping by!

Supply List:
CS: Whisper White, Primrose Petals Core'dinations CS (129322), Real Red
Ink: Primrose Red, Early Espresso
SS: You are Loved (123779)
Big Shot: Fancy Fan EB folder (127751), Hearts Collection framelit (125599), Needlepoint Border EB folder (129383)
Accessories: Large Rhinestone Jewels (129324), Basic Jewels-Rhinestone