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.

22 comments :

Betty said...

Wonderful coordination of the sayings with the projects! Now I know what 13.1 is too! Your kids are ADORABLE and please tell your husband we appreciate his service.

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your projects are adorable!
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Adriana Benitez said...

What fun projects! My hubby runs so I can appreciate what your friends are doing to run a half or full marathon. (I'm only willing to do 5Ks! lol) Love the combination of that sentiment with the occasion - awesome!

Heidi Baks said...

I love your first half marathon project! That is right up my alley and will be so appreciated by the recipients! The decorated clear case is a great idea.

Diane Stader said...

Congratulations on both achievements! Your projects are fab....I have a runner in the family (youngest son) who will be running in the Boston Marathon this year, so I feel a case coming on! Have a wonderful New Year! Blessings, Diane

Bette S said...

My son and his wife and 3 sons are all runners too so I think your card is fabulous. I may just have to case it for them. Thanks for the inspiration and congratulations on your achievements.

Cindy said...

The twisted card for you runner friends is a wonderful way to note their achievement, and the treat bag is especially cute. But that photo box just melted my heart. What a sweet thing to give your hubby for when he needs a smile! (And please thank him from me for his service!)

Debra Burgin said...

That twisted card is super! I love the color scheme, and the flower accents are perfect!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

My golly. You're a hard act to follow;) I love the twisted card and the DVD case. Perfection.

nylietta said...

Love the twisted card. You are very creative. Nylietta

sandi said...

I agree with Sara you are a hard act to follow. Love Love them all. Thank you for sharing

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Love your projects they are adorable!! Congrats to you occasions too!!

Jen Timko said...

Kathleen, these are simply fantastic! What a great use for that first stamp...perfect for the accomplishments and to accompany the sticker! Thanks for the inspiration!

Paula said...

Fabulous projects, Kathleen! My favorite is the little pouch. I pinned it so I can look at it some more. :)

Yapha said...

Fantastic use of this set! I love that twisted card, and the DVD case is so clever!!!

Terri D said...

Very nice card

Mickey Roberts said...

Great idea with the fancy fold card, Kathleen! The purse and photo box are just wonderful. Very thoughtful idea for your hubbby.

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

These are so cute Kathleen! The 13.1 card is perfect for runners...wonderful job!

Sue said...

I like all of your projects, but I particularly like the card you made for your friend who completed the half marathon.

Tanya Boser said...

Every one of your projects are wonderful!! The dvd case photo box is an EXCELLENT idea!!

Kim said...

Beautiful ideas for showcasing this stamp set. I love your photo book made form a stamp case.