April 9, 2010


Hi all!! I am knee deep in a huge mess in my craft room as I am still getting ready for the big event tomorrow - why oh why do I always wait until the last minute *sigh*  I have sooo much still to do and not much time to do it in so I will get right to it!! The theme for this event is to celebrate women (love that!) and so our products are supposed to center around pampering and enjoyment. So, I thought I would make some spa things and when I saw these cute little potion bottles I just knew I had to have them!! Once I had them, I decided that I needed to create a carrier for them....so this is what I came up with!! (By the way, I DID staighten out the ribbon, just too lazy to take a new pic, LOL!)I am pretty happy with it, I think the set really looks cute!  When I have more time, I will share the measurements and scoring and such on this little carrier in case anyone is interested in making one of their own!! I have to confess, I am enjoying coming up with all these fun new holders and such all by little self, LOL!!!! I never thought I had it in me, and yep, I had to throw a few away but finally got it right! I filled these bottles with bodywash, lotion, and homemade bath crystals, all with a tropical scent. Then, some stamps and embellishments completed this little gift set!! I am going to make some 3x3 cards to go with it because I think they would make great Mom's Day gifts too!!  Anyhoo, gotta get to making the rest of my stuff so I will be back on Monday with more details on this and another project to share!!! Have a wonderful weekend all  and thanks soooo much for stopping by!!!
Box Recipe:
Paper - Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Almost Amethyst, Whisper White card stock, Shades of Spring Designer Series Paper
Inks - Almost Amethyst classic ink
Stamps - Petal Pizzazz, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Cheep Talk
Accessories - Scalloped Circle Punch, 13/4,13/8,1/14,1,3/4,1/2 inch circle punches, Scalloped Edge Border Punch, So Saffron Brads, So Saffron grosgrain ribbon, Pretty in Pink and Very Vanilla Taffeta ribbon

April 7, 2010


Good morning all!!!! I am a little later than usual posting, but I have been really busy getting ready for this weekend's events - lots of stamping going on around here, lol!!!  I wanted to share a fun class I have coming up in celebration of this month's preview set Awash With Flowers!!  It's a cute little box that holds four A2 cards and envies!  I actually made the box myself which I am very proud of although I am sure there are similar ones out there!  I wanted something cute that would hold typcially sized cards so this is what I came up with!! This first pic (sorry for the angle, had to fit it all in, lol!) shows the box out front with all the different cards that fit neatly inside.  I used the in-colors again for this set because these flowers to me just scream for color.  I love how bright and cheerful this set is! 
This second picture shows the box with all the cards and envies neatly tucked inside - doesn't this make a great gift set??  I just love this stamp set and I am so excited that it was offered as a preview from the new catalog!!  And, since we are celebrating Spring this month, check out the other specials Stampin' Up! is offering this month - 20% off stamp sets!!! Yep, here are the details for this month's specialsn - you don't want to miss out, we have some fabulous stamp sets on special PLUS you can get the new preview set Awash With Flowers FREE!  Read below to find out how:

Stampin’ Up!’s® Two-Step Stampin’® sets allow you to quickly and easily take your creativity to the next level. And now, from April 1-30 only, you can purchase the brand-new Awash with Flowers Two-Step Stampin’ set—or get it FREE when you host a $350 workshop!

Plus, get 20% off a selection of perfectly springy Two-Step Stampin’ sets from our current catalog: JUST CLICK HERE to see all the promotional sets!!!

I will be sharing some more samples of all the stamps sets on special this month later on this week!!  I love them all, such pretty sets with gorgeous flowers!! What a great way to kick off Spring!!!  So, if you are interested in taking my class, all the details are listed on my website here - just contact me to reserve your seat as this class is filling up fast!!! Not local, but want to take this class?  I have a stamps in the mail class just for you!! Email me here to get the details and I will get your kit to you right away!  Thanks for stopping by today, I really love reading all of your comments, they always make my day!!  Now I am off to finish off some projects for this weekend but I will back tomorrow with someone else to share!!!

April 5, 2010


Happy Monday all!!! I hope you all enjoyed your holiday weekend - it poured and stormed here all weekend, so we had a pretty quiet Easter, but a really yummy dinner!!  And, I had time to get two of the challenges done at Stampin' Connection, whoohoo!! So, I am going to share them here today.  The first is the Monday sketch challenge since that is the team I am on right now. This week, fellow team-mate Diane Noble posted the sketch and it is fabulous!! I really loved it, the panels are so versatile so I know I will be playing with this one again!  If you are SU! demo, be sure at check out the sketch and if you make a card, share it so we can all see!!  I played with my new set called Awash With Flowers, which is a preview set for the new catalog coming out this summer and is available to purchase right now - just go here and click on shop now and it is yours!! This is such a fun set, I just love how many different things you can do with it. For this card, I used all my in-colors because they are so bright and vibrant, they look fabulous with these stamps!  So fun!! 
This second card is for the Inspiration Challenge that was posted yesterday at Stampin' Connection. I very rarely have time to play along, so I was excited to get the chance this weekend!  For this card, I used a lot of punches, including my favorite (for now) called the two-step bird punch, just love it!! I paired my Kraft base with the yummy DSP from the Occasions mini called Sending Love - this beautiful paper includes embossed and glittered sheets that are truly gorgeous and fun to play with.  My sentiment is from the stamp set Teeny Tiny Wishes - love it!!  So, there you have it - two cards and on a Monday too, LOL!! I hope your week is starting out great and gets better as it goes along!! Thanks so much for stopping by today, I really appreciate all your comments!!!  I will be back tomorrow with some fun projects I am sharing at an event this weekend - can't wait to show you!!! 
Card One Recipe:
Paper - Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Whisper White card stock, Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper
Inks - Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo classic inks, Black Stazon
Stamps - Awash With Flowers, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Charming
Accessories - Scalloped Trip Border punch, Scalloped oval punch, large oval punch, Crushed Curry polka dot ribbon, Playground button, twine
Card Two Recipe:
Paper - Kraft, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip card stock, Sending Love Designer Series Paper
Inks - Chocolate Chip classic ink and stampin' write marker, Creamy Caramel classic ink
Stamps  - Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories - Scalloped Circle Sizzix Die, Two-Step Bird Punch, Scalloped Trim Border punch, Chocolate Chip taffeta ribbon, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder for the Big Shot