Thursday, December 31, 2009

Preppy memories

I'm ringing out 2009 by sharing this super-feminine card. I just love how it turned out! The color combo is reminiscent of the preppy 80s. Pink and green was a great color combo back then
and is still one of my favorites! To soften the card, I used the cutter kit to distress the edges of some of the layers. And the card features some of the new products coming out next month in the Occasions Mini Catalog: Vintage Vogue clear-mount stamp set, Perfect Polka Dots textured impressions folder for the Big Shot, and gorgeous new satin ribbon (it comes in 9 colors!). Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you in the New Year!


Stamps: Vintage Vogue
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Certainly Celery, Regal Rose
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Pretty in Pink satin ribbon, cutter kit, stampin' dimensionals

Monday, December 28, 2009

Upcoming Promotion

Beginning on January 5th with the release of the Occasions Mini Catalog, Stampin' Up has partnered with Country Living magazine to present the Cards a la Carte kit (item 119113) that offers versatility, quality, and value.

The kit includes:
  • Dinner Party stamp set (3 stamps)
  • Ballet Blue Classic Stampin' Spot
  • Preprinted stationery (24 sheets: 4 each of 6 designs)
While the kit was designed to create stationery, there are a variety of ways it can be used--greeting cards, menu cards, dinner invitations, and more. Here are a few examples of other projects that can be created with the kit.

A dinner invitation:
A Mr. & Mrs. card collection:
Remember, the kit is available for purchase starting on January 5th, so call or email me to get yours!

Saturday, December 26, 2009


Sale-a-Bration and the new Occasions Mini Catalog are almost here! Both promotions begin on January 5th and you are going to love the new goodies featured in both! To tempt you, I created this whimsical card that would be perfect for Valentine's Day or anytime you want to express your love. The stamp set is a new one from the Occasions Mini called "I {Heart} Hearts." I love how one of the stamps includes three heart images that coordinate with the Heart to Heart punch! The border was created with a new punch that can be earned during Sale-a-Bration (for every $50 you spend, you can earn one free product).

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: I {Heart} Hearts
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Soft Suede, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Soft Suede
Accessories: Heart to Heart punch, 1-3/4" circle punch, Scallop Trim Border punch, stampin' dimensionals

Friday, December 25, 2009

Season's Greetings!

Wishing everyone a very
Merry Christmas!

May you all enjoy time today with friends and family. Thank you for visiting my blog this year! I've really enjoyed sharing my various projects and appreciate when you take the time to leave me a comment. Reading those really make my day!!

I have one last Christmas project to share...

For these cards, I used the same colors with the same basic layout. I get tired of making too many of one card, so I like to change things up a bit. Hope you like them!

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Berry Christmas, Dasher, Patterned Pines
Cardstock: Real Red, Garden Green, Very Vanilla
Ink: Real Red, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Merry Moments designer series paper, stampin' dimensionals

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Retro snowflakes

After making a lot of Christmas cards with classic color combos, I wanted to make a few with a non-traditional twist. And I think this Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise and Basic Gray color combo does the trick nicely! It's a little hard to tell in the photo, but I used a spritz of shimmer mist to add a little pizzaz. Here's a close-up so you can see the subtle shimmer:

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Patterned Pines, Christmas Punch, Berry Christmas, Christmas Greetings
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Gray
Accessories: Platinum Shimmer Mist, stampin' dimensionals

Monday, December 21, 2009

2010 Calendar

I've been busy mass-producing Christmas cards which is why I don't have much in the way of new projects to share, so I wanted to show you this awesome calendar made by a fellow demonstrator - Mary Knabe (sorry, she doesn't have a blog to direct you to!). She took the Delightful Dates Calendar Kit that's featured in the Holiday Mini Catalog and created this fabulous 2010 calendar using an altered canvas. When Mary showed us her creation, we were all oohing and aahing! Beautiful, isn't it??

Thanks for stopping by! I hope to have some new projects to share with you real soon.


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Festival of Lights

Ok, so I may be a little late as Hanukkah is almost over, but here is this year's effort. I only have one Hanukkah stamp and GASP, it's not from Stampin' Up! I bought it years ago and love the intricate design. I stamped it with Versamark on Brushed Silver cardstock and then embossed with silver embossing powder. It's so elegant IRL! I don't think the picture does justice to the shimmery silver! I wanted the main panel to stand out against the dark cardbase so I sponged the edges to make it a shade darker than the cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by!!


Stamps: non-SU
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Basic Gray, Brushed Silver
Ink: Versamark, Night of Navy
Accessories: scallop trim edge punch, sponges, silver embossing powder, heat tool, stampin' dimensionals

Monday, December 14, 2009

Here Comes Rudolph!

Isn't this Rudolph box just the cutest thing ever?? At my upline's Christmas party, we made this adorable gift box without a single stamp! We used 3 dies with the Big Shot and some punches. Clever huh??

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: none
Cardstock: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Basic Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note die, Decorative Accents die, Fancy Favor Bigz die, Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, large oval punch, 3/4" circle punch, white gel pen

Friday, December 11, 2009

New goodies!!

Just around the corner is Sale-a-Bration AND a new mini catalog! Starting January 5th, Stampin' Up! introduces lots of new goodies - stamps, designer series papers, punches and other accessories! I love that demonstrators get to pre-order goodies - just another benefit Stampin' Up! offers us! :-)

This card incorporates a new punch that is available through Sale-a-Bration and a new stamp set and embossing folder in the Occasions Mini Catalog. Oh, and exciting news about stamps in the mini catalog... Stampin' Up! is introducing their line of repositionable clear-mount stamps!!

Clear-Mount Rubber Stamp Features
  • Nine different sizes of clear blocks available individually or as a discounted bundle.
  • Blocks have ergonomic grooves on all four sides for easy grip and traditional wood-mount feel.
  • Stamps and blocks are durable and easy to clean with your Stampin' Scrub and Stampin' Mist.
  • Optional image labels on stamp backs let you decide if you want to see the image through the block or not.
  • Tight die-cutting for easy image positioning.
  • Large clear blocks can be used to create collages or spell words with alphabet sets.
  • Stamps store easily in standard, DVD-type cases with artwork on front and spine, making organization easy.
Just wait until you see ALL of the goodies available next month - your wish list is going to grow!

Stamps: Vintage Vogue
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla
Ink: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry
Accessories: Big Shot, Pretties kit, scallop trim edge punch, modern label punch, Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder, stampin' dimensionals

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Stampin' Up!'s Giving Spirit

From its beginning, Stampin' Up! co-founder, Shelli Gardner, felt it was very important to make giving back a priority. And through the years Stampin' Up! has been involved in many worthwhile causes. In addition to being an international sponsor of the Ronald McDonald House Charities, Stampin' Up! has donated money to September 11, tsunami, and wildfire relief funds, as well as breast cancer research and heart health. Hundreds of thousands of dollars of discontinued product are donated to nonprofit organizations every year.

Last week, Shelli was asked to appear on the Today Show because of Stampin' Up!'s charitable giving including the show's Holiday Toy Drive. This year, Stampin' Up! is donating over $150,000 worth of stamping and paper crafting products to the following organizations:

  • Child S.H.A.R.E.
  • A Place Called Home
  • Alliance for Children's Rights
  • Children's Hospital
  • El Concilio Del Condado de Ventura
  • St. Joseph Center
  • Yolo Wayfarer Center Christian Mission
  • Metro Atlanta Task Force on the Homeless
  • ARC of Bergen and Passaic Counties
  • Women in Need
  • ARMS
  • Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless
  • Housing Works
  • All Children's House Family Center
  • Cathedral Community Cares
  • Catholic Big Brothers and Sisters
  • Dominican Women's Development Center
  • Girls' Vacation Fund (Girls' Quest)
  • Partnership with Children
  • Project Sunshine
  • Little Flower Children's Services of New York
  • Domestic Violence Intervention Services
  • Texas Head Start Association
  • First Place School
  • Friendship Project
It's just nice to know that Stampin' Up! truly believes in doing the right thing for all the right reasons!



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