Monday, January 31, 2011

Ice Cream! Ice Cream!

This was my swap for Sale-a-bration. I really love the papers and die cuts in the Ice Cream Parlor pack! Add in the fact that you can get them free with a $50 purchase, and you'll *really* love them!

Click here to see what's available for free with your $50 order! 

Paper:  Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Ice Cream Parlor DSP
Accessories: Sewing machine, 1/8" Daffodil ribbon, Daffodil Brad, Ice Cream Parlor Quick Accents

Friday, January 28, 2011

Stampin Addicts Sale-a-bration Blog Hop

Join my talented friends at Stampin Addicts and see what they've done with all their  new Sale-a-Bration goodies! Click here to go to the first blog!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

It's time to Sale-a-brate!

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Sale-a-bration begins today, and that means you can earn additional FREE STUFF with every $50 order! Check out my Stampin' Up! website to see all the options! And if you've been thinking of becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, now is a great time. Stampin' Up! even has a bonus package for you if you sign up during Sale-a-bration.

This simple card uses the Ice Cream Parlor DSP (free for Sale-a-bration) and the set Punch Bunch (also free for Sale-a-bration). I'm a sucker for sets that match punches, so this one was perfect for me! 

I'll be posting more samples throughout the coming weeks, and you can also check out the wonderful creations from my friends over at Stampin' Addicts as they launch their Sale-a-bration blog hop on Friday. There will be more than 20 stops filled with Sale-a-bration magic!

Stamps: Punch Bunch (SAB)
Paper: Melon Mambo, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Ice Cream Parlor DSP (SAB)
Ink: Melon Mambo
Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Square Duo die, Scallop Square punch, Jumbo Eyelets, Crop-a-dile, Basics Glimmer Brads, White Organdy ribbon, dimensionals

Monday, January 24, 2011

Tree of Hearts

Some friends of mine did a swap from the Occasions Mini Catalog, and this is my entry. It's also one of the projects available at tomorrow's Valentines Class! I chose the set Valentine Defined because there were so many images in it that I loved! This tree is among my favorites. I used the Riding Hood Red marker and the Basic Gray marker to ink it up, then stamped on Whisper White cardstock. And how about that new embossing folder! I think Framed Tulips is going to be getting used a LOT in my craft room!

What are you making for your sweetheart(s) for Valentines Day???

Stamps: Valentine Defined
Paper: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Red Glimmer Paper
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Basic Gray
Accessories: Oval punches, Rhinestones, 1/4" Real Red ribbon, Big Shot, Framed Tulips Emb Folder

Monday, January 17, 2011

Mini card matchbox

I found this idea on Becky Roberts' awesome blog and thought it was perfect for my new favorite set--Create a Cupcake! What makes this set so fun and easy to work with is the Build a Cupcake punch! We also used the Scallop Square Duo Die (on the matchbox cover) and the 2 3/8 Scallop Circle Punch (behind the cupcakes). I love 3x3 cards--they are just perfect for little occasions or adding to gifts!

Stamps: Create a Cupcake
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Play Date DSP
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso
Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Square Duo Die, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Paper Piercer, Dimensionals, Build a Cupcake Punch, 2 3/8 Scallop Circle Punch, 1/8" Old Olive Grosgrain

Thursday, January 13, 2011

More snowflakes!

This card is made using the technique of inlaid embossing. I die cut the Top Note first, then the snowflakes. I used Tombo Multi glue to adhere the snowflakes to the Top Note, and then ran the whole thing through my Big Shot using the Square Lattice embossing folder. Give inlaid embossing a try and see how much fun it is!

Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Square Lattice embossing folder, White Organza ribbon, rhinestones, navy brads

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Petal Cone!

We'll be making this project tonite at club. So easy and so pretty! This is the new Petal Cone Die from Stampin Up. Makes beautiful favors for any occasion.


Stamps: A Word for You
Paper: Real Red, Play Date DSP/Greenhouse Gala DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Petal Cone Die, Real Red Satin ribbon, 1 3/4 x 7/8 Oval Punch, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Valentine Buffet! (updated)

updated: Tuesday January 25 or Thursday January 27, 7 pm
Valentine Buffet--you choose what to make and how many! 
Come and make these sweet projects for your sweethearts, co-workers, family and friends! And maybe an extra set to keep! 
Your order and pre-payment must be received before midnight Thursday, Jan 20 in order for me to prepare your  materials.

Coasters: $12
This set of 4 tile coasters makes a great home decor gift! Learn how to make these fun and practical tiles! Cork pads on the bottom keep the coasters from scratching surfaces. 

Notebook: $7
Premade for you, each notebook will be a little bit different! Approx 4x6, 80+ pages.

Treat Holder: $1.50
Makes a great co-worker or classmate gift! Includes chocolate! 

Valentine Tree Card: $2.50
Your sweetheart--romantic, family, or friend--will love this sparkly Valentine! 

Rub-Ons and 6 mini cards: $12
You’ll get your own pack of rub-ons (4 sheets) and supplies to make 6 3x3 cards, including envelopes.You'll go home with plenty of adorable rub-ons to make more projects! 

Don't forget to place your order by midnight Thursday, January 20. I accept cash, checks, and Paypal. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Birthday cards

One of my resolutions last year was to be better about sending birthday cards! I have been trying to keep some pretty, easy-to-mail cards on hand so it's easy to send them for special occasions. This is my latest birthday card, and I really like it! Flat for easy mailing, but with a few nice details.

What are your goals for this year! I hope they include sending out a few handmade cards to show how much you care!

Stamps: Perfect Punches
Paper: Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Pear Pizazz, Greenhouse Garden DSP
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Large Oval Punch, Early Espresso Taffeta, Sponge