Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Sale-A-Bration is right around the corner!

It's almost here! Sale-a-Bration...that fabulous, wonderful time of year that all stampers dream about. What's not to love about FREE Stampin' Up! products?! Here's another card made with the Birthday Whimsy stamp set that can be yours FREE with a $50 purchase between February 1st and March 17th. I've been playing around with a 3-1/2" x 6" card size that fits perfectly into Stampin' Up!'s small open-end envelopes. The picture doesn't do this card justice because you can't really see how it sparkles! The cake and candles both have some Iridescent Ice embossing powder so give it that little extra fun.

Stamps: Birthday Whimsy
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla
Ink: Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Yoyo Yellow
Accessories: Certainly Celery Prints DSP, word window punch, 2-way glue pen, iridescent ice EP, Bashful Blue grosgrain ribbon, cutter kit, stampin' dimensionals

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Happy Heart chocolate

My fabulous upline Sherrie (check out her blog here) created this project for a stamping night with her downline last night. Isn't it adorable? And when you add chocolate to it, how could you NOT love it?! The bonus is that it's quick and easy. Thanks Sherrie!

Stamps: Happy Heart Day
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Confetti White
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Basic Grey,Regal Rose, Certainly Celery
Accessories: pink gingham ribbon, chocolate chip wide grosgrain ribbon, small tag punch, aquapainter, small cello bag

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Sneak Peek!

I designed this card for my upcoming Birthday Stamp-a-Stack class using one of the stamp sets that will be available during Sale-a-Bration (runs February 1st through March 17th). It's the perfect set for any kind of birthday - masculine, feminine, kids. The stamp set also features balloon and birthday cake images and 2 sentiments. During Sale-a-Bration, you can earn this set for FREE with a $50 purchase or with a qualifying home workshop. Contact me for more details.

Stamps: Birthday Whimsy, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Ice rhinestone brads, stampin' dimensionals

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Designer Series Paper

Stampin' Up!'s Spring-Summer Collection has some beautiful new designer series papers. Below is a list of all the papers and the coordinating Stampin' Up! colors:

Azure - brilliant blue, very vanilla
Bali Breeze - old olive, taken with teal, rose red, pumpkin pie
Berry Bliss - purely pomegranate, pretty in pink, close to cocoa
Cutie Pie - bashful blue, basic black, certainly celery, rose red, so saffron
East Coast Prep - real red, wild wasabi, tempting turquoise, more mustard
Flowers For You - certainly celery, lovely lilac, regal rose, tempting turquoise
Fall Flowers - old olive, really rust, soft sky, sahara sand
Ginger Blossom - ruby red, river rock, cameo coral, groovy guava
Jersey Shore - wild wasabi, pumpkin pie, brilliant blue, bashful blue
Le Jardin - river rock, so saffron, very vanilla, always artichoke, bashful blue
Notebook - soft sky, kraft, vanilla
Olive Press - old olive, very vanilla
Porcelain Prints - blue bayou, river rock, wild wasabi
Spring Break - old olive, pumpkin pie, blue bayou, soft sky
Spring Fling - certainly celery, sage shadow, pretty in pink, so saffron
Spring Silhouettes - wild wasabi, certainly celery, soft sky, very vanilla
Western Sky - ruby red, river rock, blue bayou, soft sky

Even if you don't have the designer series papers, this list is a great reference for some fabulous color schemes for your projects. Case in point, here is a card made with the color scheme from the Berry Bliss papers. So the next time you're stuck on color choices, refer to the designer series paper coordinating colors and be inspired!
Stamps: All Through the Year, Double-Line Doodles
Cardstock: Close to Cocoa, Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla
Accessories: 1-1/4" circle punch, 1-3/8" circle punch, pretty in pink grosgrain ribbon

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Unforgettable Friend

I'm having a lot of fun playing with this adorable stamp set, Happy Heart Day, that's part of the Sweet Treats promotion this month! Here I stamped the elephant onto the new Ginger Blossoms designer series paper to give her a little more personality. I'm not sure you can tell from the scan, but her toenails are all sparkly with some glitter! This stamp set has so much more potential that just for Valentine's Day projects. I think it's going to become a favorite of mine!

Stamps: Happy Heart Day
Cardstock: River Rock, Shimmery White, textured Groovy Guava
Ink: Stazon Black, Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi, Versamarker
Accessories: Ginger Blossoms designer series paper, stampin' dimensionals, aquapainter, atyou spica glitter pen (not SU!)

Friday, January 4, 2008

Sweet Treats

During January, Stampin' Up! is offering a special Valentine's Day bundle! When you purchase the Sweet Treats bundle for $33.40, which includes the Happy Heart Day stamp set, Real Red 5/8" grosgrain ribbon and medium cellophane bags, you'll receive a roll of Regal Rose 5/8" grosgrain ribbon FREE! That's an $8.95 value!

And for hostesses with a $350+ workshop held during January, you can earn a FREE stamp set from a selection of new Spring-Summer Collection stamp sets!

So place your order or schedule your workshop today!

Stamps: Happy Heart Day
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Naturals White
Ink: Black Stazon, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Pretty in Pink grosgrain ribbon, stampin' dimensionals

Tuesday, January 1, 2008


Hello and welcome to my first very blog post! My adventure into the world of blogging is unchartered territory for me, so bear with me as I work out the kinks!

Just a little background on me - I became a Stampin' Up! demonstrator in 2005 and have thoroughly enjoyed sharing my rubber stamping addiction, er, habit, with others. I hope to share some great project ideas and techniques through my blog, so check back often!

Well, ready or not, 2008 is here! Here in southwest Ohio, the snow is blowing and the temperatures are dropping, but I'm nice and warm in my craft room. Stampin' Up!'s new Spring-Summer Collection is out, and I've been struggling with getting a handle on my wish list from all the wonderful new stamp sets and accessories! If you haven't seen the new collection, you're in for such a treat! Just wait until you see the fabulous new designer series papers, the gorgeous glitters and fun new punches! If you'd like to get your hands on a copy, just email me. The catalogs retail for $9.95, but I sell them for only $5.00 OR you can earn one free by hosting a workshop! I also teach classes, and you can see my class schedule on my website.

Thanks for taking the blogging journey with me!


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