Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Last Day to Sale-a-brate!

Don't miss out on Sale-a-bration benefits! You can still place a last minute order on my Stampin Up website or text/phone me today!

Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up!'s biggest event of the year, means friends, fresh ideas, and free products! And with three ways to earn exclusive Sale-A-Bration products, there's something for everyone.
  • Spend: Buy $50 worth of Stampin' Up! products and get a FREE Sale-A-Bration reward!
  • Host: Host a $300 workshop, and get a FREE Sale-A-Bration reward!
  • Join: Become a demonstrator, and get a FREE stamp set (up to a $47.95 value)!

Mini Milk Carton Project

Just for You neighbor gift idea from Stampin Up! 

  • Good Neighbors*
  • Teeny Tiny Wishes
  • Kraft card stock
  • Old Olive card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Welcome Neighbor Designer Series paper pad*
  • Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Old Olive 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
  • Linen thread
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • 1/16" Circle punch
  • 1-1/4" Circle punch
  • Sizzix Big Shot
  • Mini Milk Carton Bigz L die

Monday, March 29, 2010

Easter Cupcake Pick

Eggcoutrements cupcake pick

  • Eggcoutrements*
  • Spring Floral Stampin' Around wheel*
  • Bashful Blue card stock
  • So Saffron card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Bashful Blue Classic Stampin' Pad
  • So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Bashful Blue 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
  • Linen thread
  • Sherbet Designer buttons
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Extra Large Fancy Flower punch*
  • 1" Circle punch
  • Bamboo skewers
*From 2010 Occasions Mini Catalog

Saturday, March 27, 2010

First rag quilt purse

Because I'm pretty sure Stacy won't see this before we go to lunch on Monday, I'm posting it! This is Stacy's birthday present! Her birthday was actually earlier this month, but she has been out of town and then BUSY, so she is just getting it!

This is a rag quilt purse--Angie Juda style! I used my Big Shot and my Scalloped Square die to cut the fabric, which made stitching it together SO EASY! These are lots of fun, and I now have "orders" from a few daughters, so I'll be making more! I loved this cute teapot fabric. Isn't it cute? And now I have an excuse to buy more fabric. Perfect!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A bird in the wood . . .

I made this card for my March Club swap! I copied the whole idea from Mary Rindal, one of my Swap Sisters over on Stampin Addicts! I love everything she makes!

I used my new Two-Step Bird Punch (117191, Occasions Mini p 10) on the Texture Cuts Wood Sheets (116309, p 158) to create a bird that was a little bit different. I sponged Rich Razzleberry ink all over it, and I really like the way it turned out!


Paper: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum, Whisper White Cottage Wall DSP
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Two-Step Bird Punch, Texture Cuts Wood Sheets, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Sponge, Old Olive Satin ribbon

Monday, March 22, 2010

Neighborhood Birthday

I am really enjoying this DSP pack! It's so easy to make cute, quick cards! Order yours before Sale-a-Bration goes away March 31!

Stamps: Well Scripted
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Neighborhood DSP (SAB)
Ink: Bermuda Bay
Accessories: Apricot Appeal 1/4" grosgrain, Soft Subtles Brads

Thursday, March 18, 2010

More tiny clippies!

Here are a few more of the flower clippies we've made lately! We used the Flower Layers die, some leftover flowers from the Baskets and Blooms die, some Sweet Pea felt, and some Fleurettes.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

What's up?

Thought you might like a little spring! These are mini-daffodils (some call them jonquils) that grow under my roses. I don't know the name--I bought them years ago at a Fred Meyer! lol they are only about 6-8 inches tall, and they bloomed last Saturday. They are always the earliest to bloom after my crocus!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Club card--hop to it!

With spring bursting out everywhere, I thought it would be fun to make a punch art bunny card! We used the Eggcellent Eggs Kit, which I LOVE! Rhinestones, flowers, leaves, rub-ons . . . what else does a girl need? I know it was designed for egg decorating, but I saw card pieces the moment I spotted it! The little egg-holder strips make lovely card borders!

For the bunny, we used :
2 small ovals Pretty in Pink
2 large ovals Whisper White
1 circle 1 ¾” Whisper White
2 circles ½” Whisper White
1 small heart Pretty in Pink
2 circles ¼” Black
Thin cardstock slices for whiskers (cut with SU Tabletop cutter!)

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes115370 (145)
Paper: Pale Plum 101658 (157), Whisper White 100730 (155), Barely Banana 102701 (157), Pretty in Pink 100459 (157), Basic Black 102851 (155)
Ink: Certainly Celery105217 (157)
Accessories: Big shot, Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder 115964 (195), Eggcellent Eggs Kit 117179 (Mini 23), White Gel Pen 105021 (190), Dimensionals 104430 (192)
Punches (186-7):
Small Oval Punch 107304
Large Oval Punch 107305
1 ¾” circle 112004
½” circle 104390
¼” circle ( or cropadile)
Small Heart 117193 (Mini15) or 113694 Heart to Heart

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Club card--Jenny's Coat


We had a great time at stamp club this month! This is one of the cards we made. It's an update of the Joseph's Coat technique, hence the name "Jenny's Coat." 

Super, super easy. Select your Designer Series Paper (DSP) and stamp your image in Versamark. Embosss with Clear Embossing Powder and let cool. Then brayer over the entire thing with a dark color--really cover it! Wipe the ink off your embossed image, and ta da! 

Don't forget March is the last month of Sale-a-bration! Be sure to place your order and get your FREE stuff! Email me, call me, or go to my Stampin Up website!

Stamps: Medallion 115223 (133), Vintage Labels 119122 (SAB)
Paper: So Saffron 105118 (157), Taken with Teal 101584, Sweet Pea DSP 117161 (Mini33)
Ink: Versamark 102283 (190), Chocolate Chip 100908
Accessories: Brayer 102395 (192), Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware 112454 (178), Stampin Sponge 101610 (192)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Club swap birthday cards

My club members are back to swapping! And you know I have a hard time resisting a call to swap. Our February challenge was to make a birthday card with a flower on it. I decided it was time to cut into my beautiful Sweet Pea DSP stack--it was painful, but I did it! 

I was inspired by this card I received from my sweet swap sister Trina. She sent it for my birthday, and I loved the layout!

Stamps: Well Scripted (Occasions Mini p 19)
Paper: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Old Olive, Sweet Pea DSP
Ink: Old Olive, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch (SAB p 9), Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch (Occasions Mini p 10), Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, Pretty in Pink Corduroy Brads, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (Occasions Mini p 35), Big Shot

Friday, March 5, 2010

Swap basket

This is my last submission to the textile swap! Remember that Baskets and Blooms die? It was one of the first XL dies available through Stampin Up. I have to admit that it had been on the bottom of the die heap for awhile. But it has a new lease on life!

I bought some lovely wool felt to make these baskets, and cut them with my Big Shot and the Baskets and Blooms die. For this one, I did some decorative stitching on what would be the front. Then I stitched the basket wrong sides together (I didn't use the basket bottom for this project, but you could!) and turned it right sides out. What a cutie pie little gift bag!

This die also happens to include some adorable little flower shapes! I cut them from felt and put one on the front of the basket. The others I made into hair clips! You could make them magnets or the tops for bookmarks or card elements or scrap page decorations--the options are endless!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Flower Fold Swap

My girls have gone crazy over these! We've made lots and lots, but somehow they've all disappeared from my craft room! LOL

I created fabric squares of cotton batting sandwiched by my fabric. Then I used the Flower Folds Die and the Big Shot to cut the Flower Fold shapes. After they were cut, I used my sewing machine to add the stitching details. We added the tulle (fine netting) to fill out the flower, and sewed everything together! Add a button or brad to the top layer, and you can make your very own, custom colored hair clip! My daughters assure me that these big flowers are totally cool right now, so make some for yourself or your favorite girl today!

Check out my online store to order the dies you need to make these fun, gorgeous flowers.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

New Digital Downloads

Spring is almost here and now there are new digital downloads to help add new life to all your My Digital Studio projects! You'll love these new ribbons, Designer Series papers, and 3-D box patterns, and they’ll make the perfect addition to your My Digital Studio library!

121063    Satin Ribbon - Digital Download $3.95
120171    Mini Project Boxes - Digital Download $1.95
120172    Springs Shades Designer Series paper - Digital Download $4.95

Monday, March 1, 2010

Fruitful Pincushions

Now that the due date for these swaps has passed, I am going to post mine! This was my favorite, I think. I found this amazing fruit fabric at a specialty quilt shop and had to make *something* with them.

I bought coordinating flannel and felt, and die cut 2 layers of fabric along with 2 layers of flannel (or one layer of felt, in some cases) with my Big Shot and Scallop Square die. I first stitched the Old Olive striped grosgrain between the layers, then stitched all the way around, leaving half of one side open. I stuffed it with polyfill as tightly as I could, allowing for space to finish the stitching. Then I put it back in my sewing machine to finish off! You could do this by hand, if you want to, but it's very simple to do on a machine.

You can see that I made various matching die cut flowers for the pincushions--I used the Flower Layers die and coordinating felt and flannel. The decorative machine stitching really made the flowers pop, I think! Then I stitched on a button (all Stampin Up!) and attached it to the pincushion.

It's so easy to make projects when the cutting is all so exact! Everything matches up much more easily. Check out my online store to order the Big Shot and dies for your next textile project!