Friday, January 31, 2014

Simple Gold Love


Isn't that gold embossed vellum yummy? I attached it to a layer of Shimmery White cardstock by using tiny glue dots behind a couple of the hearts. The bar across the card is gold, even though we couldn't get a good photo of it. The heart is from Hearts Aflutter, die cut with the matching framelits.

What are you planning for Valentine's Day? February starts tomorrow!


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

It's a Sale-a bration!

The best Stampin' Up! promotion of the year is here! Spend $50 on Stampin' Up! merchandise and receive your choice of Sale-a-bration rewards FREE! If you haven't received a Sale-a-bration flyer, you can click on the one in the side bar ---------> or CLICK HERE to view it online.

This card features lots of Sale-a-bration reward products. The Designer Series Paper is so fresh and different! It's called Sweet Sorbet and the colors are Black, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party, Sahara Sand, Summer Starfruit, and White. Fun and springy!

The Pool Party Twine is another Sale-a-bration win--who doesn't love pretty twine??? I'm a sucker for it! You get a pack of three colors--Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Summer Starfruit--along with a sheet of printed cork flowers and embellishments!

How about those little banners! The stamp set is Banner Blast and there is a punch to match. The texture on the Crisp Cantaloupe tag is also available for Sale-a-bration--Decorative Dots Textured Impressions folder.

Whew! What will you order first?

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Monday, January 27, 2014

You make me happy

First, happy birthday to my daughter, Susie! Love you!



I'm really enjoying the new set Perfect Pennants and the matching Pennant Framelits. I've used almost all the sentiments already! This is a quick note card using the Fresh Prints Stack Designer Series Paper, along with the pennants, some gold sparklies, and a little sneak peek of a Sale-a-bration embossing folder!


Friday, January 24, 2014

Sweetheart treat bags

Time is running out to purchase these Sweetheart Treat Bags! They are available till January 27 or while supplies last. They're the perfect size for a little treat any time of year, not just for Valentines Day. The little Love banner and the matching punch will be available as Sale-a-bration choices on Tuesday, January 28.

Click below to view or purchase these items:


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

More Watercolor Wednesday and Weekly Special


This is another version of my watercolor refill background. To make these, you just put drops of ink refills on your clear block, spread them around with an Aquapainter, and then stamp. After they dry, stamp your image and turn it into a card! I'm on a bit of a "gold" kick, and Stampin' Up! has lots to offer my gold addiction! Here, I used the Gold Foil Sheets behind the focal image and the Gold Baker's Twine. Even though it's the same image and the same background as last week's card, I think it's a very different look! I'm so glad I didn't just throw these background pieces out.


Click on the links below to view or purchase the items used on this card:

Click here to visit this week's specials, good till Jan 27. 





Stampin' Write Marker New Color Kit
Item # 130034

Regular Price: $28.95  Discounted Price: $21.71 



Extra Large Oval Punch Item #119859
Regular Price: $16.95 US Discounted Price: $12.71 



Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons
Item # 127555

Regular Price: $5.95 Discounted Price: $4.46



Shaker Frames Item # 124155
Regular Price: $4.95
Discounted Price: $3.71



Scallop Trim Border Punch Item # 118402
Regular Price: $15.95  Discounted Price: $11.96 



Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape Item # 131269
Regular Price: $4.95 Discounted Price: $3.71



Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad
Item # 131172

Regular Price: $5.95  Discounted Price: $4.46 



Reasons I Heart You Swatchbook Template
Item # 129013

Regular Price: $12.95  Discounted Price: $7.77 

Monday, January 20, 2014

Follow My Heart

Black and gold for a valentine! This is a bit of an experiment for me. Lots of fun new products on this card, and some of them will be going away on Jan 27, so get them  now. The set is Follow My Heart, and it's a limited time offer as part of the Whole Lot of Love promotion that expires next Monday. The little flag in the upper right corner perfectly fits the Sale-a-bration banner punch! But if you wait till Sale-a-bration to order, you'll miss the little flag. Here's the whole set:
I think this is a really romantic card, and I can't wait to give it to my husband! What are you making for your loved ones for Valentines Day?


Click the links below to view or purchase the products used on this card:
(I can't link you to the Sale-a-bration items till Jan 28, but the Banner Punch will be available FREE with a $50 purchase.)


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Watercolor Wednesday is back

Several months ago, I made a bunch of these watercolor backgrounds, and then I didn't like them. They didn't turn out the way I'd envisioned. A few months later, I stamped on them. Still not what I wanted. So they've been sitting on my desk ever since. This week, a friend called, needing a card, and I found these while I was looking. It seemed a shame to just throw them away, so I started playing. Somehow, this time I loved them! So if you make something you don't love, just give it a little vacation and see if new ideas come to you later!

There will be more coming--I really made a lot with all those pieces I "didn't like"!


This version uses the Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper--one of my favorites from the main catalog. The bronze cord is from my retired Stampin' Up! stash. I can't even remember how many years ago that was, but it was the perfect accent! There is room to stamp a greeting under the flower, as needed. I often leave my cards without sentiments until I know which one I need.

Oh, and thanks to my daughter, Madelyn, for staging my photos! I'm too lazy and impatient. :-)


Click on the links below to view or purchase the supplies used on this project: 



Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Weekly Deals!

There are some great deals this week! They are good today through January 20. You can view them all together by clicking over to my store.


Neutrals Core'dinations Item # 129956
Regular Price: $23.95 Discounted Price: $17.96

Basic Black 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Item # 130010

Regular Price: $8.95 Discounted Price: $6.71

Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item #121809
Regular Price: $7.95 Discounted Price: $5.96

Chalk Talk Framelit Dies Item # 129983
Regular Price: $24.95 Discounted Price: $18.71

Calypso Coral Classic Pad Item # 126983
Regular Price: $5.95 Discounted Price: $4.46

Alphabet Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item #130916
Regular Price: $7.95 Discounted Price: 5.96

Note Card Envelopes Item # 131528
Regular Price: $5.50 Discounted Price: $4.13

Storytime Ensemble Item # 127195
Regular Price: $19.95 Discounted Price: $11.97

Monday, January 13, 2014

Fresh Love

Another love note! This time stamped in black on a design from the Fresh Prints stack. The stamps are photopolymer from the new set Countless Sayings 1. I colored a rhinestone red and that's it--you can do it, too! Let me help.

Click on the links below to view or purchase the supplies for this project.


Friday, January 10, 2014

You and me

My husband is the romantic one, how lucky am I! I'm the practical one who forgets to do the little loving things. Valentine's Day is my chance to make up for it!

This is another little love note that's in my stash for February. Or maybe even--gasp--later in the year, when he's least expecting it. The "you & me" is from Perfect Pennants, a new set in the Occasions Catalog. It's full of wonderful sentiments that I am already using a LOT, and it comes in a bundle with the Pennant Framelits! Click here to see that deal.





Click the links below to view or purchase the products used to make this card:

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Let's Make a Deal!

Remember that show??? Oh, I guess I'm much older than you thought!

Anyway, it's time to catch up on the Stampin' Up! specials!

Behind Curtain Number One, we have Weekly Deals!

Here are this week's Weekly Deals!





Borders Scoring Plate Simply Scored
Item # 126192

Regular Price $14.95 Discounted Price: $11.21



Classic Pad Soft Sky Item #131181
Regular Price: $5.95 Discounted Price: $4.46



Finishing Touches Edgelit Die
Item # 127010

Regular Price: $9.95 Discounted Price: $7.46



Houndstooth Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die Item # 123134
Regular Price: $7.95 Discounted Price: $5.96



Marina Mist 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Item # 130016

Regular Price: $8.95  Discounted Price: $6.71



Envelope Liners Framelits Item # 132172
Regular Price: $26.95  Discounted Price: $20.21





Frosty Day II Digital Download Kit
Item # 128875

Regular Price: $9.95 Discounted Price: $5.97

Behind Curtain Number Two, we have Valentine's Day Specials!

Don’t Miss Out on the Love


The holidays are over, but the cold weather isn’t (for lots of us, anyway). Luckily, Valentine’s Day gives us an excuse to get warm and cozy with the ones we love . . . or at the very least with a good chick flick, comfy blanket, and some hot cocoa.

While you’re getting all nice and cozy, hit up your laptop to order our exclusive Valentine’s Day products. They’re only available while supplies last—or until January 27 at the latest. Trust us. You’ll want these Monster Hugs, treat-ready bags, hearts with lovey messages, and customizable valentines.



And behind Curtain Number Three, we have the new Occasions Catalog! 


Friday, January 3, 2014

Sweet Love


Are you ready for Valentines Day? I'm looking forward to warmer, sunnier days, and that means Valentines! This little love note features new products, including the Designer Series Paper from the Occasions Catalog, which is live TODAY! Click here to see it online. 

Click on the links below to view or purchase the products used to make this card: