Monday, December 31, 2012

Clear Case Scrapbook

Thank you to everyone who visited my blog for the Stampin' Addicts Blog Hop this last weekend.  If you missed it, you can check it out HERE>.  There were some fantastic projects from my Stampin' Addicts friends.  You should also check out the Stampin' Addicts website.  We are a FREE website for those "Positively Creative!  Positively Stampin' Up!"  
Here are some more details on the Clear Case Scrapbook I showed on the hop.  The outside insert for the case is 7" x 10.5" and scored at 5" and 5-1/2".  When designing your outside cover insert, it is best to keep things flat and not use a lot of layers.  Bulky objects and layers will put stress on the case plastic and can tear over time.  When you are done creating the cover, open the case and slide the insert between the plastic case and the thin plastic cover.  

For the inside there are two main pieces each measuring 7" x 5".  I adhered them to the left and right side of the inner case with snail adhesive.  If you put a lot of things inside your case, you may want to consider using sticky strip for a stronger bond.  There is nothing along the spine area of the case.  I used the same Daffodil Delight color for the inside as I did for the outside.  I kept my inside very simple this time, but you can easily add embellishments to the inside of the case.  BEWARE--When the case closes anything that spans the two pages will shift.  The strip of Designer Series Paper I have at the bottom is only adhered on the right side or the case.  The left side is tucked under the photo so the paper will slide in and out as the case is opened and closed.  If you need more space for photos you can put some on the back area of the case or even create a folded page inside to open and expand for more space.  

These cases are great for little keepsakes.  They come in a set of 4.  Since they don't have any inserts for DVDs they are ready to use.  They are easy to mail without the photos risking being bent.  Perfect for grandma, traveling parents, or friends you are far apart from.  They are also great for your desk at work.  You can fit a lot of photos in one small area and keep it in your desk drawer easily for the time you need a quick smile on a rough day.  Since the cases fit on any media rack, you can make individual ones for a series of events.  No need to move around pages in a scrapbook and you can easily put in 3-D items like a first tooth or bracelet from the hospital.  
Enjoy creating your own Clear Case Scrapbook.  

Products Used
Stamps:  Feel Goods (wm# 129681, cm#129684)
Colors: Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Parker's Patterns DSP (#131021)
Accessories:  Clear-Mount Stamp Case (#119105), Oval Framelits (#129381), Scallop Edge Border Punch (#119882)

Items from the 2013 Spring Catalog are available from Jan. 3-May 31, 2013.

Congratulations Rhonda G.  You are the winner of the "Bootiful Occasions" Stamp Set.  Please email me your address and will send your stamp set to you.  Thank you to everyone who commented on my Blog Hop Projects and Liked my Facebook Page.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Stampin' Addicts Blog Hop for 2013 SU! Spring Catalog

Welcome to this stop on the Stampin' Addicts Blog Hop.  This Blog Hop features stamp sets from the Stampin' Up! 2013 Spring Catalog with projects from Stampin' Addicts Demonstrators.  If you have been following the hop you came from Debra's page where she was "Just Thinking".  If you started here, welcome.  You can view the entire hop by following the links at the bottom of each post.  They will take you through all 14 stops.

ON WITH THE SHOW--I am featuring the "Feels Good" Stamp Set found on page 21 of the Spring Catalog.  There are 5 stamps in this set and I have 3 projects to show you today.  The catalog was previously known as the Occasions Mini Catalog and this stamp set is perfect for those non-holiday OCCASIONS that fill our lives.

My first project is a Twisted Card for a CONGRATULATIONS OCCASION.  It was originally created by a member of my extended SU! family, Kelly Gettelfinger.  I have several friends who train to run in marathons.  A couple of them have completed their first half-marathon (13.1 miles).  On the inside pocket I put a 13.1 sticker for them to proudly display on their car window.

My second project is a Treat Bag made from one sheet of 12"x12" cardstock and perfect for a THANK YOU OCCASION.  It features the Window Frame Framelits that will carry over into the Spring Catalog.  Any of the stamps in this set would work wonderfully on this bag.  The bag can also be easily made to form a 6"wide x 2"deep x 5"high gift box.

My last project is a Clear Case Photo Box for the OCCASION WHEN YOU NEED A SMILE.  These are the same clear cases that Stampin' Up! uses for their wonderful stamp sets.  You can purchase them separately from your demonstrator in a pack of 4.  It is best to keep the front flat and put any 3-dimensional embellishments inside.  I made this box for the OCCASIONS when my soldier husband is away from home and misses our kids.  They are also great for grandma or long distance friends.

For more details on any of these projects, check back this coming week.  I will have measurements, tips and more photos.  The next stop on the blog hop will take you to Sara's for "A Little Bit of Spring".

BLOG CANDY--No blog hop would be complete without a little bit of Blog Candy.  I recently Celebrated two OCCASIONS.  First I passed my 7 year anniversary as a demonstrator in November and then I passed my $50K in career sales milestone this month.  I am giving away the "Bootiful Occasions" stamp set from page 50 of the SU! Annual Catalog to a random winner.  You can enter once by leaving a comment here on this blog post.  You can get a second entry by following me on my Facebook Page.  I will draw a random winner on Monday.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Online Extravaganza Time!!!

We have all heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  Well, Stampin' Up! has their own version called "Online Extravaganza" and it starts TODAY!

The sale runs through November 28th, with savings up to 50% off.

View all of the sale items HERE

MY FAVORITE--My Digital Studio 2 Download is on sale for 50% off.
You can choose from the following versions--
#130650  MDS 2 Upgrade--For those who already own the original My Digital Studio)--$9.98
#130644  MDS 2 Download--Full Program with limited content--$19.98
#130646  MDS 2+  Download--Full Program with over $500 worth of digital content--$39.98

To learn more about My Digital Studio go to and check out the content for each version and videos on everything this FANTASTIC program will do.

ORDER ONLINE AT MY DEMONSTRATOR WEBSITE or email me directly with questions or assistance about anything Stampin' Up!  Order before Saturday, November 24th and be entered into my drawing for a FREE Sheet of Talking Tags to Celebrate My 7th Year Anniversary as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

There are a few items on sale for 24 hours only.
Monday, Novmber 19th until 11:50 pm (MT) the following items are 20% off.
#125586  Simply Scored Diagonal Plate--Only $9.56
#113439  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine--Only $79.96
#113474  Big Shot Doctor's Bag--$55.96


Wednesday, November 19th from Midnight -11:50 pm (MT) the following items are 20% off
#118491  Clear Block Bundle (Blocks A-I) --Only $53.56
#120279  Clear Block Storage Caddy--Only $13.56
#109127  Stack & Store Caddy--Only $27.96

Friday, November 16, 2012

Celebrate My 7 year Anniversary as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!

November 16th marks my 7th year as a Demonstrator for Stampin' Up!  I am so thankful for all that Stampin' Up! has given me.  Great friends, great support and of course Great Products!  I honestly can't imagine my life without being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

I want you to feel a little bit of the joy that I do as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, so I am giving away my discount.  For 24 hours only, I am offering 20% off all orders containing an item ending in the #7 or found on page 7 in the Annual or Holiday Mini Catalogs.
To receive your 20% discount you must email your order to me by Midnight (Hawaii time) Friday night.  I will not give a rebate for orders places directly online, so be sure to email your order directly to me.  Your order must contain at least one item from page 7 or with an item number ending in 7.  You will receive my demonstrator discount on your entire order if you follow the rules.

What would a Celebration be without something fun?  I am giving away a sheet of the NEW Talking Tags.
Drawing to be held at Noon (Hawaii time) on Saturday, November 24th.  
Your name will be entered simply for leaving me a message on this post.  You can also have your name entered for placing an order either online or directly with me by the drawing time.  Your name will be entered again for orders over $49 in product (before tax & shipping).  NOTE*--Name goes in twice for first $49--once for the order and again for reaching $49, three times for $98, etc., and again for posting a message here.

Let the Celebration Begin!!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Talking Tags

With Talking Tag, you can send a gift that is uniquely you. Talking Tag is a message label you can attach to cards, invitations, gifts . . . anything! Personalize birthday cards, Christmas gifts or even record quick instructions for a project. Now your pictures really can say a thousand words!

How to Buy Talking Tags:
Buy 'em by the sheet! You get 10 tags for just $7.95 (item 129723).

How to record a voice message:
  1. Download the FREE TalkingTagT App on you smartphone from, iTunes® or Google PlayT.
  2. Adhere the message tag to your card or gift.
  3. Open TalkingTagT App and scan the code.
  4. Record your message (recording starts immediately, so make sure you're ready!).  
You will have the opportunity to listen, re-record, cancel, or confirm your message after you've completed recording it. Each label allows up to 60 seconds of a greeting, song, or product message.

To play the message, recipients will need to download the app and scan the code.  Messages are saved for two years, so they can listen to it over and over.

FREE Stampin' Up! App for iPhone

Stampin' Up! has come out with their own card design app for iPhone (can also use on iPad) called ...

Simply Sent!  

What this app does....

  • Make your own greeting cards with 12 templates or start from a blank slate.
  • Add backgrounds from a selection of Designer Series Papers.
  • Add buttons, ribbon, or chat bubbles.
  • Add photos from your mobile device.
  • Add text, choose from several fonts.
  • Resize and rotate all your objects.
  • EMAIL, Tweet or post your projects to Facebook.  You can also save them to your device to use in other applications.
Get the FREE app in your mobile store.  Search for "Simply Sent".  This app is a sampling of what My Digital Studio will do.  If you love the app, check out the FREE Trial version of MDS in My Demonstrator Website store. 

The photo above was made with the app from a blank slate.  Here are two more made with the templates.  I added a couple photos and text to the first one and a simple text line to the second one.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

NEW Stampin' Trimmer Available NOW!

The wait for the NEW Stampin' Trimmer is over.  It is available for purchase NOW!  Order yours today online at My Demonstrator Website.  

Features of the All-New Stampin' Trimmer
  • An extra-wide 6-1/4" cutting base and an extended 14-1/2" ruler
    • The extra-wide cutting base provides a large work area and is marked in 1/4" (4 mm) increments, allowing for small measurements. 
    • The right-side grid helps you measure and cut very thin strips.
    • The extended cutting arm has a stabilizing leg to provide a sturdy and steady cutting surface for longer cuts. 
    • When fully extended, the extended cutting arm sits flush with the trimmer base, providing more accurate and consistent measurements across the entire surface.
    • The cutting base and track include a full ruler, incorporating measurements down to 1/16" and grid lines that mark each quarter inch. 
    • All rulers and measurements on the base are printed under a plastic cover so your measurements won't wear off.
    • The base has nonskid feet, which keeps the Stampin' Trimmer securely in place on your work area.
  • A full 12" cutting and scoring track
    • The extra-long cutting track has space at the top and bottom so you don't have to take the cutting and scoring blades out when you're not using them. 
    • The track gives you enough space to cut or score a full 12" (30.5 cm) without having to remove or switch out handles. 
    • The cutting track locks in place for secure storage or transport. 
    • The track includes an insertion point for cutting and scoring blade handles so you can easily insert handles into the cutting track.
  • Specially designed handles and cutting track to ensure straight cuts
    • The hook on the scoring and cutting blade handles keeps the handles stable so the cuts are as straight as possible.
    • Handles come in two colors: dark for cutting, light for scoring. 
    • The precision tip on the cutting blade allows you to pinpoint precisely where you're cutting.
    • The point on the side of each handle shows you where the blade will cut, making it easy to see exactly where your cuts and scores will begin.
  • Storage compartment under base
    • The storage compartment holds scoring and cutting tools such as a Bone Folder, Simply Scored Stylus, extra scoring and cutting blades, and even business cards. 
    • Separate compartments within the storage compartment keep your tools organized, and the clear cover makes it easy to see what you've stored.
  • Product details: item 126889; $29.95

INK-redible promotion

Dates: November  1 - December 16, 2012

Hostess Details: Hostesses who hold a minimum $450 party during the promotion period will receive a FREE collection of Classic Stampin Pads-they can choose from Brights, Subtles, or Regals-a $49.95 value!  Plus, the free ink is in addition to the regular hostess benefits-INK-redible!  Hostesses of $450 workshops also get $65 in Free Product of their choice and a 1/2 off item of their choice.

New Demonstrators Details: New demonstrators who join the Stampin' Up! family during the promotion period will received a FREE collection of Classic Stampin Pads-they can choose from Brights, Subtles, or Regals! It's INK-redible!  New Demonstrators already get $120 worth of their choice of products for only $99.  Add in the Ink Pad Collection and they are getting $169.95 worth of fantastic Stampin' Up! Product for only $99.  They also get 30% Instant Income from their first order within 45 days.  


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween--Boo Wreath

Happy Halloween everyone.  I have been wanting to make one of these wreaths for sometime now.  I was able to sit down for 4 hours the other day and make this one.  Now that I have done one, I am sure the next won't take quite as long.  Most of my time was spent planning and getting my kids out of my craft space.

All of the rosettes were done with the Designer Rosette Die.  Though I didn't use the decorative edge area of the die, it made scoring all the fold lines much faster.  The larger of the rosettes were all made with solid colored pieces of cardstock cut at 2" x 11".  Each rosette used two strips of cardstock.  The smaller rosettes were made with two strips of 1-1/2" x 12" pieces of Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Mini Catalog.

Here are a few close ups of the details on the rosettes.  I used a variety of accessories to decorate each rosette, including ribbons, glimmer brads, and buttons.  The "BOO" Banner was cut with a retired set of Big Shot Alphabet.  I chose this one as I wanted larger letters.  I have another wreath in the works that will use the current Big Shot Alphabet in the catalog.  I used the center  piece left from the "O" to make the eye.  I put a smaller black circle on top of the center and cut it down to be at the bottom of the eye area.  The Large Basic Pearl finishes off the detail.  The straw is Crumb Cake cut into thin strips and crumpled up.  There are also bits of Crumb Cake Tulle stuck under the edges of some rosettes.

The entire thing is held together with some two way glue pen and a whole lot of Hot Glue.  The new Silicone Mat makes this a much easier process.  I found the wreath form at the holiday sale area of a local big box retailer.  Think big red and white circles.

PRODUCTS USED: *Denotes Holiday Mini Catalog
Stamps: NONE
Colors: Basic Black, Basic Gray, More Mustard, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, *Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP (#126906).
Accessories:  *1/2" Striped Satin Ribbon (#127937), Linen Thread, 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Seam Binding, *Crumb Cake Tulle (#127840), Brights Designer Buttons, Basic Glimmer Brads, Brights Glimmer Brads, Circle Punches (3/4", 1", 1-1/4", 1-3/4", *1-1/4" Scallop (#127811), 1-3/4" Scallop), Piercing Tool

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Baby Wipe Leaves

Here is the final project we made at this month's stamp club.  We used a variety of techniques for the leaves.

  • The Tangerine Tango leaf was run through the big shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  
  • The Early Espresso Leaf was made with the new Core'dinations Cardstock in the Holiday Mini Catalog.  You emboss the cardstock and then use the sanding block to rub away the raised area exposing the inner core.  Unlike the rest of Stampin' Up! cardstock the core is not the same color as the outer layer.
  • The little leaf was made using the baby wipe technique.  See Tutorial Below.

The window was first made using the Labels Collection Framelit and then run through the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder.  There is a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock behind the window.  The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso Ink.  The Naturals Designer Buttons new to the Annual Catalog on page 176.  It is held on by a dimensional.  The entire front mat is put on the Crumb Cake card base with dimensionals.  Instead of stamping the envelope, we embossed it with the woodgrain folder available in the Holiday Mini on page 33.

Stamps:  Wonderfall (wm#128084, cm#128087), Curly Cute (wm#117014, cm#120510)
Colors: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Core'dinations Cardstock Early Espresso (#127848), Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, More Mustard
Accessories:  Big Shot (#113439), Naturals Designer Buttons (#127554), Dimensionals (#104430), Autumn Accents Die (#127812), Woodgrain Embossing Folder (#127821), Fancy Fan Embossing Folder (#127751), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (#117335), Labels Collection Framelits (#125598), Linen Thread (#104199)

BABY WIPE TECHNIQUE:  Make your own custom multi-color ink pad.

1.)  Gather your materials.  You will need a disposable plate to protect your work area.  I used paper, plastic works nicely too.  Do NOT use your good dishes.  1-2 baby wipes.  You will also need 2-3 reinker colors.  If the stamp is large you might be able to use more than 3 colors, but it starts to look muddy.  I used Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango and More Mustard here.
2.)  Fold the baby wipe so it is about 4 layers thick.  Put it on the plate.

3.)  From a height of about 1 inch, put 1 drop of your darkest reinker onto your baby wipe in 2-3 places.  The reinker will spread out some on the baby wipe.  
4.)  Do the same with the second color.

5.)  Fill in any blank areas with your lightest reinker color.  You want the colored area to be as big as the stamp you plan to use.

6.)  Stamp as you normally would.  CLEAN OFF YOUR STAMP BETWEEN EACH USE.  The colors will become muddy if you don't clean your stamp off. 

Monday, October 29, 2012

50% off Digital Kits

Celebrate Digital Scrapbooking Day with Stampin' Up!  
  • SU! has marked down all of their digital kits by 50% starting today until Nov. 5th.  
  • Don't have a digital scrapbooking program.  Try the FREE Download of My Digital Studio 2 for 30 days.
  • You can even get 3 free downloads for MDS2 by going to My Demonstrator Website Store.  Click on "Free Digital Downloads" on the left hand side.

Here is a list of all the kits on sale this week.  There is no limit to the number of kits you can get at 50% off and no minimum purchase required.  Since they are downloads, there are no shipping fees either.

ItemDesigner KitRetail ValueSale Price
50% Off
130861Afternoon Daydream Kit$9.95$4.97
129928Afternoon Tea II Kit$9.95$4.97
119839Always Elegant Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
129358Attic Boutique Kit$9.95$4.97
122175Autumn Spice Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
127600Autumn Traditions Kit$9.95$4.97
130969Bandstand Kit$7.95$3.97
130970Be of Good Cheer Kit$7.95$3.97
123728Celebrations Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
130982Chevron Punch Kit$7.95$3.97
123956Christmas Cheer Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
120880Christmas Cocoa II Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
127362Convention 2011 Digital Photo Kit$9.95$4.97
128876Day in the Life Kit$14.95$7.47
130059Fifty Nifty Kit$9.95$4.97
130062File it Fun Kit$7.95$3.97
131228Friendship Preserves Kit$3.95$1.97
128875Frosty Days II Kit$9.95$4.97
129924Get it Done Kit$5.95$2.97
129870Good Times II Kit$7.95$3.97
118465Happy Birthday Digital Kit$14.95$7.47
128872Holiday Harmony Kit$7.95$3.97
127773Holly Berry Bouquet$9.95$4.97
118466Hoppy Memories Digital Kit$14.95$7.47
128999It's all Me Kit$9.95$4.97
130850Joyful Times Kit$9.95$4.97
124230Just Add Cake Digital Kit$14.95$7.47
124446Leadership 2011 Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
124568Leadership 2011 Digital Photo Kit$9.95$4.97
124443Love Birds Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
131231Lovely Little Labels Kit$7.95$3.97
129359Mixed Bunch Kit$7.95$3.97
119978My Sweet Pea Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
132264Neon Notes Kit$9.95$4.97
129898New Heights Kit$7.95$3.97
122174Nite Owl Digital Kit$7.95$3.97
129340Number One Kit$9.95$4.97
129360On the Go Kit$9.95$4.97
124463One Great Year Kit$9.95$4.97
131360Ornament Keepsakes Kit$6.95$3.47
127599Party Animal Kit$9.95$4.97
131226Picture This Kit$4.95$2.47
130851Pinwheels on Parade Kit$7.95$3.97
126027Playful Polka Dots Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
131227Providences of Provinces Kit$7.95$3.97
130983Raspberry Splash Kit$7.95$3.97
118869Recipes By Design Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
127163Red, White, and Blue Digital Kit$5.95$2.97
130060Season By Season Kit$9.95$4.97
127587Sending Glad Tidings Designer Tags Kit$7.95$3.97
129605Special Delivery Bright Kit$7.95$3.97
129606Special Delivery Subtle Kit$7.95$3.97
127759Spice Cake Kit$5.95$2.97
130852Spring Break II Kit$9.95$4.97
129608Spring Fever Kit$7.95$3.97
130076Summer Happiness Kit$9.95$4.97
118464Summer Home Digital Kit$14.95$7.47
129601Summer Smooches Kit$9.95$4.97
124229Sunset Serenade Digital Kit$5.95$2.97
129339Sweet Shop Kit$9.95$4.97
129882Tea Time II Digital Kit$7.95$3.97
132190That's a Wrap Kit$7.95$3.97
127431Tickets & Tags Kit$9.95$4.97
125757Tickets & Tokens II Digital Kit$7.95$3.97
131217Topsy-Turvey Celebration Kit$9.95$4.97
121071Travel Journal Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
126022Travel Log Kit$9.95$4.97
129332Twitterpated Kit$9.95$4.97
129607Walk in the Park Kit$9.95$4.97
132567Winter Wonders Kit$9.95$4.97
127609Wicked Fun Kit$9.95$4.97
131218Wonderfall Kit$7.95$3.97
120881Write Stuff II Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
128883You're My Sunshine Kit$7.95$3.97

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Apothecary Art Sympathy

It is unfortunate when someone is taken from their family so quickly.  A soldier attached to my husbands unit was diagnosed with spinal cancer just a few weeks ago.  After two weeks, with his family by his side he passed on to a better world.  The unit held a memorial service here.  Each of the "shops" within the unit gave flowers and cards to the family.  This is the card I made to represent our "shop".

The tone on tone look for the background is an easy way to make an elegant and classy card.  The coordinating framelits make layers simple to do.  I colored the image in with blender pens and ink from the lid.  

Stamps:  Apothecary Art (wm#1255525, cm#125527), Loving Thoughts (wm#125843, cm#125845)
Colors: Natural White, So Saffron, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight Ink, Tangerine Tango Ink, Always Artichoke Ink
Accessories:  Blender Pens (#102845), Labels Collection Framelits (#125598), Organza Ribbon (#114319), Dimensionals (#104430)

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Triple Time Stamping--Gently Falling

Triple Time Stamping has been a new technique craze.  It made the perfect technique for our stamp club card this month.

The technique is fairly easy to do.  You start with three layers of neutral cardstock.  I used Very Vanilla for mine.  The size of my layers can be found below.  Hold each layer in place with a little bit of TEMPORARY adhesive.  This way the layers do not slide around as you stamp.  
Stamp all over the area as you wish.  Don't forget to stamp the envelope or inside of the card.  You can leave a space for the sentiment or add that as an additional layer later.  Do not be concerned that there are gaps in the design where each new layer starts.  These will be covered up my the mats you add next.

Once you are done stamping, put each layer onto a mat.  Adhere the layers to your project lining up the design as best as possible.  You may have to fuss with them a little this way or that to get them to line up, but I promise they do.  

Mat Layers-  Card Base 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 folded in half, 4-1/2 x 3-1/4, 3-1/2 x 2-1/4
Stamping Layers--4 x 5-1/4, 3 x 4-1/4, 2 x 3-1/4
*TIP* All layers are 1" smaller than the next layer or the same cardstock.  Mats are 1/4" larger than the stamped layer.

I also made one with crooked layers.  Simply put your layers in the design you wish to have before stamping.

Stamps: Gently Falling (wm#123802, cm#123804), Day of Gratitude (wm#120835, cm#121148)
Colors: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Bravo Burgundy
Accessories: Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (#119959)

Friday, October 26, 2012

Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack

This year I am offering two sessions for my Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack.

Each session includes the following:

  • 16 Cards with Envelopes
  • All adhesive
  • Written instructions for each card
  • Use of all tools necessary to complete cards at stamp session
Cost of each session is $32--That is $2 per card.
BONUS: Register for both sessions and get 8 bonus cards, giving you a total of 40 cards for $64--($1.60 per card).

You can register for the class by going to My Demonstrator Website.  Click on RSVP under the description of the class you wish to take.

Custom Sized Treat Sleeve

Have you checked out the Diagonal Score Plate for the Simply Scored Tool?  It gives the Simply Scored Tool even more possibilities.  At my monthly stamp club a couple weeks back, we made custom sized treat sleeves for a pack of flower seeds.

These little pouches are approximately 6" tall and 4" wide.  They are made with a simple 6x6 square of Designer Series Paper.  We used Comfort Cafe for our projects.  The steps are simple enough to follow.

Step 1:  Score the 6x6 piece of DSP diagonally on all four sides at 2-3/4".  I used a white piece with dark lines for the photo.  

Step 2:  Cut off the little triangles on each side.  Put small bits of adhesive where the red markings are.  We used snail adhesive for our project.  If you plan to put a bulkier item in your sleeve, you may wish to use sticky strip.

Here are a few of the other projects made by the group.  All but the Chocolate Chip sleeve came from Comfort Cafe DSP.  The small tag was made with the Perfectly Preserved Stamp Set and Coordinating Framelits.  

Stamps: Perfectly Preserved (wm#126690, cm#126692)
Colors: Comfort Cafe DSP (#126898), Midnight Muse, Cajun Craze, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White, Soft Suede, Basic Black Ink
Accessories: Simply Scored Tool (#122334), Diagonal Score Plate (#125586), Cannery Set Framelits (#127822), Big Shot (#113439), Crumb Cake Seam Binding (#122332), Linen Thread (#104199)

Thursday, October 25, 2012


I know many of you have been waiting for project ideas.  I have a few ready to post and will try and get to those later today.  This just couldn't wait.  Stampin' Up! has truly outdone themselves this time.
For one day only, Stampin' Up! is reducing the price of almost all their stamps by 15%.
When: Monday, October 29th from 12:00 am (MT) to 11:50 pm (MT)
Where: Online ordering or direct orders with your demonstrator
RULES:  There is no minimum purchase and no limit to the number of stamp sets you can get 15% off.  All stamps sets from current catalogs are included in the sale EXCEPT Hostess Sets, Bundled Stamp Sets, and Digital Stamp Sets.  Prices will be reduced in the online store during the sale.

This sale is being conducted in Mountain Standard Time.  For those in Hawaii who wish to place an order directly with me, I need them by 7:00pm (Hawaii Time) to ensure they are added properly and processed by the deadline.  You can place an order online up till the deadline at 7:50pm Hawaii Time.

Monday is also the start of Digital Scrapbooking Week with Stampin' Up!  Look for FREE Downloads throughout the week and all Digital Kits will be marked down 50% from Oct. 29th thru Nov. 5th.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Pumpkin of Strips

Here is the second project we made for stamp club this month.  It uses one sheet of cardstock and a few scraps for the topper.  The pumpkin is about 7" wide and 5-1/2" tall.  The straw is a bunch of left over Crumb Cake strips I crumpled up.

The leaves were cut with the Autumn Accents Bigz Die and then stamped with the Wonderfall Stamp Set.  The little curls were made with thin strips of cardstock.  You know the have a bunch of them left over from cutting down you cardstock for a smaller mat.  Use your Bone Folder and pull on the strip like you are trying to curl ribbon.  This will not actually curl the cardstock, but it will break up the fibers so it will curl better.  Then wrap the strip tightly around a pencil and slide off the end.  The leaves and curls were attached with some two way glue pen.
The main part of the pumpkin is made with 1" x 8-1/2" stips of Pumpkin Pie Cardstock.  I used 10 of them.  The 11th strip put too much stress on the brad to hold them together.  Each strip is embossed with different embossing folders.  The stem is a rolled up piece of Early Espresso with tiny cut fringe.  The stem holds on best with some glue dots.  You could also use hot glue gun. I didn't have mine handy.

Products Used:
Stamps:  Wonderfall (wm#128084, cm#128087)
Colors:  Pumpkin Pie, Gumball Green cardstock, Early Espresso and Garden Green Ink
Accessories:  Autumn Accents Bigz Die (#127812), Big Shot (#113474), Various Embossing Folders, Bone Folder (#102300)

Monday, September 17, 2012

Googly Ghouls Club Card

Last night was great.  I love meeting new ladies and the start of a new Stamp Club.  Here is the card we made.  It features several items from the current Holiday Mini Catalog: Googly Ghouls Stamp Set, Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper, Googlies, and the Basic Gray1/2" Striped Satin Ribbon.

All of the characters in the stamp set "Googly Ghouls" have places you can put googly eyes.  Stampin' Up! also has googlies with adhesive on the back of them for easy adhesion to your projects.

TIP:  To easily remove the googlie (also works for rhinstones and pearls) from the sheet, use the Piercing Tool.  Put the tip just under the eye.  Use the tool to the put the eye on your project hold in place with your finger and pull the tool out.

Products Used:
Stamps: Googly Ghouls (wm#128060, cm#128063)
Colors:  Basic Grey, Whisper White, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Pear Pizzaz (marker), Howlstooth & Scraingbone DSP (#126906)
Accessories:  1/2" Basic Gray Striped Satin Ribbon (#127837), Googlies (#127539), Spider Web Embossing Folder (#120889), Big Shot (#113439), Modern Label Punch (#119849)
Googly Ghouls Stamp Set (wm#128060, cm#128063)
Basic Gray 1/2" Striped Satin Ribbon (#127837)
Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP (#126906)