Sunday, February 28, 2010

Vintage Butterfly

Another card today featuring one of the many free products you can earn during Sale-a-Bration. Vintage Labels has three elegant images and three sentiments. Don't forget to use Stazon ink whenever you use an aquapainter for watercoloring! This color combo is a new one for me - Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry and Blush Blossom. Hope you like it!

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Stamps: Vintage Labels, Dreams du Jour
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Blush Blossom, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Ink: Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry, Stazon Black
Accessories: scallop circle punch, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots impressions folder, aquapainter

Follow Your Heart

Looking for a quick and easy card? Today's card features some designer series, the scallop square punch, and some stamps. The paper is from the Welcome Neighbor designer series paper pad - one of many great products you can earn free during Sale-a-Bration with any $50 purchase. This layout is so versatile and is a great way to use up your paper scraps. Hope you like it!

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Stamps: Whimsical Words, I {Heart} Hearts
Cardstock: Rose Red, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Rose Red
Accessories: square scallop punch, corner rounder, stampin' dimensionals

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Thankful Peacock

Do you ever hoard your stampin' supplies? C'mon, admit it. You've bought some wonderful embellishments and they sit on the shelf. Sound familiar? Well, I bought a Pretties Kit well over a year ago and have used hardly any of it. So today, I forced myself to put some pieces to good use.

I love this peacock image from the "Very Thankful" stamp set. If you didn't know, Stampin' Up! donates $2 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities for every one of these stamp sets sold.
I inked up the stamp with Certainly Celery and then used a sponge dauber to add some Bermuda Bay on it. I used some polka dot ribbon, but turned it over to use the solid side instead. Using mini glue dots, I added some half-pearls from the Pretties Kit to the ribbon. I hope you like it!

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Stamps: Very Thankful, Baroque Motifs
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Certainly Celery, Bermuda Bay, Versamark
Accessories: Pretties Kit, Bermuda Bay polka dot grosgrain ribbon, mini glue dots, Hugs Sending Love Notes, corner rounder, stampin' dimensionals

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sale-a-Bration Stamp Camp

Do you need some time for yourself? Do you need to replenish your card supply? Do you love spending time with other stampers? Well, then you'll love Sale-a-Bration Stamp Camp!

Date: Saturday, March 27
Time: 9:00-12:00 OR 1:00-4:00
Location: King of Kings Lutheran Church in Mason

Join us for a day full of stamping fun! You'll stamp 20 cards (2 of 10 designs) with envelopes plus you can make an optional card for our local Ronald McDonald House. There are snacks provided, door prizes, a raffle and tons of great project ideas (be sure to bring your camera!).

Registration is $40 or register before March 5th to take advantage of the early bird registration of $35! Plus, you receive $10 off any $30+ order placed at stamp camp! And with the Sale-a-Bration promotion, you can also earn a free product with a $50 order!

Don't wait - register today!!


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Green Beer

Although I hate beer, I loved making this green beer in celebration of St. Patty's Day! My stamp-a-stack class this weekend featured a beer birthday card, and I thought the beer mug would be perfect for St. Patrick's Day. Hope you like it too!

I added a little shamrock at the bottom with the sentiment by using the smallest heart from the Heart to Heart punch.

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Stamps: Cheers to You, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Garden Green, Crushed Curry, Naturals White
Ink: Stazon Black, Crushed Curry, Garden Green
Accessories: 1-3/4" circle punch, Heart to Heart punch, stampin' dimensionals

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Birthday Stamp-a-Stack

I'm holding birthday card stamp-a-stacks this weekend. My first class was Friday night and boy, did they have a good time! These ladies are all in my stamp club so they know each other and had a great time chatting while stocking up on birthday cards!
They created 5 different designs (2 of each) and these two cards ranked as their favorites:

I offer stamp-a-stacks just about every other month, so be sure to watch my event schedule for the next one! If you live in the Cincinnati area, I'd love to have you join us!

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Birthday Easel Card

Today's card is a project my stamp club made tonight. It's an easel card and features another free Sale-a-Bration product, the Happy Moments stamp set. Easel cards are also great for displaying school pictures or calendars. I'm really loving the new designer series paper from Occasions Mini Catalog that has glitter! I hope you like it!

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Stamps: Heard from the Heart, Happy Moments
Cardstock: Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla
Ink: Stazon Black, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Yoyo Yellow
Accessories: Sending Love designer series paper, Sending Love epoxy brad, paper piercer, Real Red grosgrain ribbon, silver brads

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Welcome Neighbor

Today's card features one of the fabulous products you can earn for free during Sale-a-Bration, the Good Neighbors stamp set. Cutting out the little clouds was a bit tedious but I love the 3-dimensional look they create. I haven't used much of the textured cardstock lately and forgot how much I love it! It's perfect for adding that little bit of visual interest with its linen-like texture.

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Stamps: Good Neighbors, Warm Words
Cardstock: textured Bashful Blue, textured Ruby Red, Close to Cocoa, Bordering blueWhisper White
Ink: Ruby Red, Close to Cocoa, Night of Navy
Accessories: Big Shot, Elegant Bouquet impressions folder, wide oval punch, modern label punch, sponges, stampin' dimensionals

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Fox & Friends Trio

This card was a CASE of this adorable card by fellow demonstrator, Traci Gentry. It inspired me to try another triple feature: three cards with the same stamp set but different colors/themes. So here are the other cards I created with the Fox & Friends stamp set from the Occasions Mini Catalog...

I love that these monkeys look like they're jumping for joy!! Hope you like my trio!

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{{Hello Baby}}
Stamps: Fox & Friends, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Ink: Crushed Curry, Soft Suede
Accessories: Soft Suede polka dot grosgrain ribbon, corner rounder, stampin' dimensionals

{{Happy Birthday}}
Stamps: Fox & Friends, Vintage Labels. Polka Dot background
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Close to Cocoa, textured Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: curly label punch, corner rounder, stampin' dimensionals

{{Way to Go}}
Stamps: Fox & Friends, Starring You, With All My Heart
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Very Vanilla
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo
Accessories: stampin' dimensionals

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Still in the middle of a winter storm, but having some fun in my craft room! One of Stampin' Up!'s biggest sellers, the Medallion background stamp is one of my personal favorites. Here are three cards all featuring this versatile image.

Amazingly, it only took me about 15 minutes to create all three! Hope you like them!

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Stamps: Medallion, Thoughts & Prayers
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Ink: Sahara Sand, Basic Black
Accessories: Pretties Kit (half pearl), stampin dimensionals

{{On My Mind}}
Stamps: Medallion, Upsy Daisy
Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Ink: Crushed Curry, Soft Suede
Accessories: Soft Suede polka dot grosgrain ribbon, 1-3/4" circle punch, stampin' dimensionals

{{Rose Red}}
Stamps: Medallion
Cardstock: Rose Red, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Ink: Rose Red
Accessories: Basic Gray taffeta ribbon, stampin' dimensionals

Saturday, February 6, 2010

My Boy Scout

I'm interrupting this stamping blog for a brief moment of bragging. My son Evan crossed over this evening from cub scouts to boy scouts! I'm so proud of him, and I know his Grandpa Goodrich would have given anything to be there. I'm sure he's watching down from heaven with a huge smile on his face!

Here's one of the newest boy scouts in Troop 750 in Mason, Ohio with his Arrow of Light plaque:

And now, back to your regularly scheduled stamping posts...


Way to Go!

Today's card is for a very special recipient - but I can't divulge that information before it's in her hands. :-) I needed a congratulations-type card for a school achievement and love this sentiment from the Starring You stamp set. And this daisy die for the Big Shot has been neglected for a while now. I love how layering these flowers creates such a beautiful focal image. The tiny brad in the middle is from the new Sending Love epoxy brads from the Occasions Mini Catalog.

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Stamps: Starring You
Cardstock: Dusty Durango, Soft Suede, Summer Sun, Whisper White
Ink: Soft Suede
Accessories: Big Shot, Flower Daisies #2 die, large oval punch, scallop oval punch, Sending Love epoxy brad, stampin' dimensionals

Friday, February 5, 2010

One of a Kind

It's an ugly evening here in Southwest Ohio - snow and slush and ice! I put on my PJs over an hour ago and settled into my craft room. As I was browsing through an issue of Stampin' Success - a magazine just for Stampin' Up! demonstrators - I was inspired by the bright Spring-like color combo of yellow and purple. What better way to combat a yucky Winter evening?!

I just can't seem to get enough of the wonderful Beautiful Wings embosslit and Perfect Polka Dots impressions folder in the Occasions Mini Catalog! Hope you like my creation!

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Stamps: One of a Kind
Cardstock: Yoyo Yellow, Lavender Lace, Whisper White
Ink: Lavender Lace
Accessories: Big Shot, Beautiful Wings embosslit, Perfect Polka Dots impressions folder, Whisper White organza ribbon, stampin' dimensionals

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Star Birthday

I was toying around with some ideas for an upcoming Stamp-a-Stack and came up with this gender-neutral birthday card. I repurposed some pre-cut cardstock from an old project, stacked them and added the punched star image with some dimensionals. Simple, easy and perfect for any recipient!

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Stamps: Starring You
Cardstock: Dusty Durango, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa
Ink: Versamark, Dusty Durango, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: 1-3/4" circle punch, stampin' dimensionals


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