Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Sparkle sparkle!

Oh how I wish you could see how glittery this card is!! The cupcake wrapper and candle simply sparkle with Dazzling Diamonds! And when paired with a fun and fabulous color combo - Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo - this will be sure to bring a smile to my sister-in-law's face whose birthday is next week! I created some added dimension to the cupcake by stamping the image on Daffodil Delight cardstock, cutting out the icing and attaching it to the original image. The confetti on the has some sparkle as well.

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Bring on the Cake, Crazy for Cupcakes
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Stazon Black
Accessories: glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds, stampin' dimensionals

Monday, December 27, 2010

Good Together

Stampin' Up!'s "Filled with Love" promotion is in full swing and, until January 3rd, you can get some FREE buttons when you purchase a bundle that includes the Filled with Love stamp set and Love Patterns designer series paper. You can place your order on my website and start creating beautiful Valentine or anniversary cards right away!

Here's a sample that features the stamp set and buttons:

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Filled with Love
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Basic Black
Ink: Real Red, Basic Black
Accessories: Full Heart punch, scallop edge border punch, 1-3/4" circle punch, sponges, Bitty Buttons, linen thread, stampin' dimensionals

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Bright Birthday

As much as I love the holidays, I'm ready to move on to non-Christmas cards. So I'm starting out with a bright beauty created in My Digital Studio...

I'm still have a lot to learn about this fabulous digital paper crafting software but it's fun playing around and seeing everything that can be done! If you'd like to see more, check out MyDigitalStudio.net.

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, December 24, 2010

Twas the Night Before Christmas

...and I have one more Christmas project to share! This one was a gift I received from my friend and blog-stalker Diana!

Stinkin' adorable, isn't it?!? I love the bright red-stitched and gingerbread ribbons - so festive!

I hope those of you with little ones are enjoying the anticipation of Christmas morning and hope that they will let you sleep in 'til a decent hour!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Season's Greetings

I have another project to share today...this time it's a Christmas card I received from my friend Alice that features a handmade crocheted wreath!

Isn't it fabulous? :-) It's a little hard to see in the picture, but there are sparkly berries on the wreath and on the sentiment. So beautiful! Tomorrow, I'll be sharing one last Christmas project so please check back!


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Holly Jolly Christmas

I have received some great Christmas gifts this year and am very excited to show them off!

Isn't this totally FABULOUS?? This was a gift from my wonderful downline Jaime. It looks so beautiful sitting on my mantle. :-)

Stop by tomorrow and I'll have another gift to share...


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Vintage Birthday

As I mentioned yesterday, Stampin' Up!'s Occasions Mini Catalog debuts on January 4th and there are so many fun new products! Five new suites - collections of products designed to coordinate together - with very distinctive looks await you. Today's card features designer series paper from the Springtime Vintage Suite...reminiscent of the 1930s.

My color combination came straight from new Springtime Vintage designers series paper...River Rock, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz and Very Vanilla. Paired with some crochet trim from the Idea Book & Catalog, this card has a very vintage vibe.

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Bring on the Cake, Just Believe
Cardstock: River Rock, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Springtime Vintage designer series paper, decorative label punch, crochet trim, eyelet border punch, stampin' dimensionals

Warm my heart

Did you know that Valentine's Day is the second biggest holiday for sending cards? Stampin' Up! is offering a great promotion starting tomorrow, December 17. When you purchase a special bundle that includes the Filled With Love stamp set (p. 43 of the current Holiday Mini Catalog) and an exclusive package of designer series paper, you will receive a free pack of Bitty Buttons, a $4.95 value! The bundle is $32.90 for wood-mount or $26.90 for the clear-mount option.

Here's a sample I created with this special bundle.

Did you notice that fabulous sparkly heart?! In the new Occasions Mini Catalog that debuts on January 4th, you can get Stampin' Up!'s new Glimmer Paper. The glitter on this paper won't brush off or create a mess so you can add some bling to your projects without any clean-up!

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Filled With Love
Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red
Ink: Real Red, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Love Patterns designer series paper, Whisper White satin ribbon, heart punch, Red Glimmer Paper, stampin' dimensionals

Monday, December 13, 2010

Occasions Sneak Peek

And now here's something I hope you'll really like... Ok, you can just ignore my obscure Bullwinkle reference :-) But seriously, who doesn't like a sneak peek at new Stampin' Up! products? In the new Occasions Mini Catalog that debuts on January 4th, there is a fun new stamp set called "Bring on the Cake" and it's perfect for all your birthday card needs. Lots of great options from elegant to whimsical to traditional. Also new in the catalog are seam bindings in new colors..Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz and Rose Red.

There are so many fabulous new products in store, so be sure to check back from some more sneak peeks!

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Bring on the Cake
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Big Shot, Elegant Lines embossing folder, scallop edge border punch, Baja Breeze seam binding, stampin' dimensionals

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Handmade Holiday Gifts

Today I'm making up for lost time....and a lack of posts. I have three projects to share!

The first one is a gift I made for my fabulous upline. I created the center panel with My Digital Studio using a quote from Gandhi that I love:

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony."

I also used some new designer series paper that will be available starting December 17th as part of a bundle promotion. And then a little satin ribbon and done!

The second project is one that I made for a gift exchange with others in my upline's group. After a nice lunch together, we got to select a handmade gift. I used a fun and whimsical color combination with butterflies from the Beautiful Wings embosslit. In a few cranks of the Big Shot handle, you get five gorgeous butterflies
- all embossed and die-cut and ready to use. You can't tell from the photo, but I jazzed up the the butterflies with some smooch spritz and rhinestone jewels.

And this was the gift that I got and WOW is it beautiful! It's a large canvas painted Cherry Cobbler (one of my new favorite colors!) with gorgeous ribbons and brads creating a one-of-a-kind memo board. Am I lucky, or what?? It was created by a super-creative demonstrator, Mary Knabe who, unfortunately for you, doesn't have a blog. She continuously blows me away with her fabulous projects so I'm thrilled to have a Mary-original in my hands!

If you're looking to make a gift this holiday season for someone special,
I hope you found some inspiration in today's projects. Thanks for stopping by!


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Stamps: none
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: none
Accessories: My Digital Studio, Love Patterns designer series paper, Pretty in Pink satin ribbon

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Stamps: Whimsical Words (retired)
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Pear Pizazz, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo
Accessories: Vanilla Shimmer smooch spritz, basic rhinestones, Big Shot, Scallop Square die, Beautiful Wings embosslit, stampin' dimensionals

Friday, December 3, 2010

Gift Exchange

Today, I participated in a gift exchange and made the cutest project (so modest, I know!!): a set of cards in a little purse. I'm happy to report that it was a big hit!!

Here's the purse closed:

Inside, I made 6 cards with the same design, but 3 different occasions. I absolutely adore the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder - it adds so much elegance to any project!

And here's a close-up so you can see that I also embossed the flaps on the envelopes!

I had to pull out a retired Sale-a-Bration stamp set for the sentiments because I wanted one that had 3 greetings that would all fit in the tag!

Speaking of Sale-a-Bration, next year's promotion will run January 25 through March 31 and you're going to LOVE the free products you can earn! :-)

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Whimsical Words
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Love Letter designer series paper, Cherry Cobbler seam binding, Lots of Tags sizzlet, Decorative Label punch, stampin' dimensionals


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