Monday, January 30, 2012

Butterfly enchantment


Since it's been cold and cloudy, I'm creating a little spring weather in my craft room. This is one of my favorite cards! It's simple to make and uses the Everyday Enchantment DSP that is available during Sale-a-bration. I adhered the DSP to a Very Vanilla layer and then wrapped it with some of the 1/8" Calypso Coral Organdy Ribbon from the SAB ribbon and brad pack. A few pearls, a few butterflies . . . easy, springy card! I made a variation on this one for a swap I'm participating in, but I think the 3x6 version is still the best. :-)

I've been on a 3x6 card kick lately, so expect to see more like this. Somehow a new shape has sparked my previously missing mojo! What are you making with your Sale-a-bration goodies???

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Paper: Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Everyday Enchantment DSP, In Color Stack DSP, First Edition Specialty DSP
Ink: Soft Suede
Accessories: Butterfly Punch, Pearls, SAB Ribbon and Brad pack, sponge, dimensionals

Friday, January 27, 2012

Sale-a-bration Blog Hop!



Lots of great ideas from my friends at Stampin Addicts.   Start anywhere on the list and complete the circle!

1) Betty (kittystamps) -- Fresh Vintage (Sale-A-Bration 2012 Blog Hop!)
2) Holly K (catrules) -- Fresh Vintage
3) Paula (scrapshappen) -- Everyday Enchantment DSP
4) Tanya (tanya27) -- Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad pack
5) Yapha -- Sprinkled Expressions 
6) Twila (tjdstampsalot) -- Sprinkled Expressions
7) Rhonda (rhondag) -- Outlined Occasions 
8) Lisa Y (genesis) -- Outlined Occasions
9) Heidi (hlw966) -- Flirtatious Fabric 
10) Sharon (createdbyu) -- Kindness Matters 
11) Katherine -- Designer Frames Embossing Folders 
12) Shelley (Packer Fan) -- Elementary Elegance 
13) Kim (s1itcher46) -- Elementary Elegance 
14) Krystal (skdeleeuw) -- Stripes Embossing Folder
15) Mickey (MickeyRoberts) -- Language of Friendship
16) Carmen -- One Big Sale-a-bration MDS CD 
17) Debra (webdeb) -- One Big Sale-a-bration MDS CD 
18) Sara (lilyinkpad) -- Piece of Cake Ensemble MDS CD

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

It's a Sale-a-bration!

Everybody's favorite annual Stampin' Up! promotion is here! For every $50 in merchandise you purchase, you can choose something (fabulous) for free, from the Sale-a-bration catalog. Check it out on my Stampin' Up! website. 


This card features the gorgeous Everyday Enchantment DSP available ONLY as a free Sale-a-bration incentive! And where did I get that cute Lucky Limeade ribbon, you ask? ALSO a Sale-a-bration freebie! It comes in a set of two ribbons (Lucky Limeade and Calypso Coral) and the pack of the cutest brads you've ever seen!

Did I mention that if you place a $150 order, in addition to the regular hostess benefits of $25, you also get an adorable re-useable shopping tote? No? Well, consider it mentioned. :-) Get those orders placed, stampers! With all the amazing new product in the Occasions Mini, plus all the stuff you still NEED from the regular catalog, now is the time to get the best value for your dollar!

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Stamps: Occasions Alphabet
Paper: Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla, Everyday Enchantment DSP
Ink: Calypso Coral, Soft Suede
Accessories: Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits, Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brad pack, sponge, di

Friday, January 20, 2012

Framelits and Edgelits


The Occasions Mini features a brand new product line for Stampin' Up--nested thin dies! Of course, they have matching stamp sets! Be sure to check them out. If you didn't receive a Mini Catalog in the mail, click on the link in the right side bar ------------------------------> to see it online. You can also visit my Stampin' Up Website to see everything and order anytime.


Hearts Collection Framelits Dies125599
Price$26.95

The innovative, thin, wafer-like design of these dies lets you see where you’re placing the design before you cut! Layer dies inside each other to cut frames for stamp images. Cut single hearts for accents or layering. Use with single sheets of card stock or Designer Series Paper. Hearts Collection coordinates with Take it to Heart Stamp Set. Largest heart is approximately 5-1/4" wide. Collection includes 6 dies in a sturdy envelope for easy storage in our Big Shot Die Storage.



Labels Collection Framelits Dies125598
Price$26.95

The innovative, thin, wafer-like design of these dies lets you see where you’re placing the design before you cut! Layer dies inside each other to cut frames for stamp images. Cut single labels for accents or layering. Use with single sheets of card stock or Designer Series Paper. Labels Collection coordinates with our Apothecary Art Stamp Set. Largest label is approximately 5-7/16" wide. Includes 6 dies in a sturdy envelope for easy storage in our Big Shot Die Storage.


Adorning Accents Edgelits Die125595
Price$9.95
Cut unique card edges with our new Edgelits! They use the same thin, wafer-like design as our Framelits, so you can see where you’re placing
the design before you cut. If you'd like, add embossing to the cut with the coordinating Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. Also coordinates with Bordering on Romance Set. Includes two dies: one scallop and one bracket edge. Edgelits are approx. 6-1/8" long.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Whole Heartedly


This heart-shaped card will be one of the projects we make tonite at our stamp club. If you are local and would like to join in future meetings, please email me!

The new Heart Framelits are so fun--and this card just makes me smile. It uses the largest of the framelits--the scalloped one. I used the Framelit on a folded, scored piece of Melon Mambo to make the inside of the card (yes, it works!), then placed a whole heart on top. The banner is from Take it to Heart, and the saying is from Loving Thoughts.

There are so many things to do with these fun new shapes. I hope you will give the new Framelits a try!

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Stamps: Take it to Heart, Loving Thoughts
Paper: Melon Mambo, Flirtatious Specialty DSP
Ink: Whisper White Craft, Versamark
Accessories: White Gel Pen, Big Shot, Heart Framelits, White Organza Ribbon, White Embossing Powder


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Spring Stamping

I've been unable to figure out how to blog from my iPad (can you say "frustrating?" I knew you could!), so I've just not been blogging at all. sigh. I have been stamping, though! My official stamp assistant is home from college for a couple months, and we've been stamping up a storm! A spring storm, that is. We'll start with the Valentines Day stuff!


Valentines Day is one of my very favorite holidays, so I always enjoy seeing what new Stampin' Up! offerings there will be for that day. This year, my prize goes to Take It to Heart (125522, $23.95 clear). Mainly because it matches the fabulous new Framelits Hearts dies!!! I'm in Heaven! This is a simple, old-fashioned valentine that I think my grandmother would love, if she were still alive. This little retro image really reminded me of her! Be sure to check out all the offerings in the Occasions Mini! (you can view it online by visiting my Stampin Up website
or by clicking the image in the sidebar -------------------> )

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Stamps: Take It to Heart
Paper: Going Gray, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: White Gel Pen, Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Big Shot, Polka Dot embossing folder, Framelits Hearts