Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Postage Punch

Have you seen the new postage punch in the Summer Mini Catalog?? I used it with designer series paper to create the background and then again with a stamp to create the main image.

Fun, huh?? If you're wondering about the designer series paper, it's a sneak peek from the new Idea Book & Catalog that debuts on July 1st! Stampin' Up! will release it's list of retiring products tomorrow and then we're on a countdown to the new catalog. So don't miss out on any products that will retire - you can order them through June 30th and then they're gone for good!

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Stamps: Dreams du Jour, A Word for You
Cardstock: Bravo Burgundy, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Black, Cajun Craze, Bravo Burgundy, Marina Mist
Accessories: Paisley Petals designer series paper, postage stamp punch, small oval punch, Marina Mist satin ribbon, stampin' dimensionals

Monday, May 30, 2011


Remember all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice defending our country and our freedom.

Happy Memorial Day!

Here's my son carrying a garrison flag in our town's Memorial Day parade with his Boy Scout troop:

I'll be back tomorrow with a brand new project! :-) Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Birthday presents

I love the new triple layer punches in the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog and so do my customers! They are the most popular new product and everyone wants them. There are three options in one punch - a great investment at $23.95. But if you think the Blossom Bouquet punch only makes flowers, think again! Here's one idea:

How cute are these "bows"?? And the fun color combination came straight from the fabulous Color Coach!

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Stamps: On Your birthday
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Baja Breeze seam binding, Blossom Bouquet triple layer punch, word window punch, modern label punch, Love Letter designer series paper, stampin' dimensionals

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Big Fun with the Big Shot!

This month, my $5 or Free class focused on the Big Shot. Here are a couple of the projects we did:

Using the Fancy Favor die and designer series paper, we made these cute bags that would be perfect for a baby or bridal shower. For reference: you can make 2 of these per sheet of 12x12 paper.

And then we made this adorable butterfly pin using fun foam with the Big Shot! Just attach them together with a rhinestone brad and a pin-back. How simple is that??

I'll be offering another $5 or Free class in July. Either pay the $5 class fee or place a $30+ order and get the class for free!

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Friday, May 13, 2011

Stampin' Birthday Party

A few weeks ago, I did a girls birthday party for a friend's daughter. The birthday girl and her friends wanted to make some stamped goodies and I modeled the projects after some I did a couple years ago. This time, the colors of choice were blue, green and purple so we used Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise and Rich Razzleberry - what a fun combination! Here's are the projects that Grace and her friends made:

Sorry for the blurry photo - just couldn't get a nice crisp shot - but it's enough to give you the idea. The girls squealed with each project reveal - they made me smile A LOT! They made their own goody bag and then filled it with party favors they made themselves - 3x3 note cards, tic tac holder, mini picture clip and a composition book.

When they were done, they took a group picture of everyone holding her party favor and wanted me in the picture with them! And all the girls gave me big hugs! I tell you - it just warmed my heart to see how appreciative they were! Thanks to Grace and all her wonderful, sweet friends for making my day :-)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Summer Mini Catalog

My stamp club members had fun with some new products from the Summer Mini Catalog that debuted this month. Here are two cards they made:

This new embossing folder was one of the first things on my wish list! Adding dimension to your projects is so so simple with embossing folders and the Big Shot.

This card came right out of the mini catalog. I made a few minor adjustments and voila! I loved the color combo and this new triple layer punch is fabulous!!

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: Bold Blossom
: Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Soft Suede, Bashful Blue, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
: Soft Suede
Blossom Bouquet triple layer punch, decorative label punch, eyelet border punch, Big Shot, Flower Garden embossing folder, stampin’ dimensionals

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: Something to Celebrate
: Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink: Tangerine Tango
Accessories: Big Shot, Flower Garden embossing folder, scallop edge border punch, Daffodil Delight satin ribbon, stampin' dimensionals


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