April 22, 2011


Happy Good Friday everyone! I am happy that they are predicting nice weather for our Easter weekend - makes for a good family day! We are going over to the in-laws to watch all the kiddos hunt for eggs and to have a nice meal together.  We have not seen them in awhile so it should be nice.  And, I only have to make deviled eggs, and rolls so I am good, lol! I plan on spending a lot of this weekend stamping as well in order to get ready for two large events I have coming up!  Meanwhile, I wanted to share two more of the cards I made with the beautiful Four Frames stamp set and the Paisley Petals designer paper - I just love them! Remember, they are only on sale until the 30th of April - you won't see them again until the new catalog comes out in July!  This first one is made with a Whisper White base that I ran through the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder - just love it! I used some Bravo Burgundy with the patterned paper, both of which I punched with the Scalloped Trim border punch.  The image and sentiment are stamped on Baha Breeze in Bravo Burgundy then punched out with the Designer Label punch.  And, I could not resist - I had to add a sweet little bitty clear heart button!  The ribbon is the gorgeous Whisper White organza ribbon - it adds a touch of elegance to any project you use it on! I tend to hoard this ribbon, it is just sooooooo pretty, lol! 
This second card focuses on the Pear Pizazz that you find in the patterned paper pack.  I just love how many beautiful colors you can use with this same paper - makes it really easy to create several different looks with the same paper! And, those big flowers are gorgeous, aren't they??!The base card is again Whisper White, but this time I used the Finial Press embossing folder.  I paired the patterned paper with some Baha Breeze and Peach Parfait card stock, and punched all three with the Eyelet Border punch.  The ribbon is the yummy Pear Pizazz twill ribbon - love how beautiful this ribbon is! The stamp I actually colored using my Peach Parfait and Pear Pizazz stampin' write markers - love how it turned out! I then punched it out with the Designer Label punch and added some rhinestones to make it pop! I am really enjoying playing with this paper and this stamp set - endless possibilities here, don't you think??!! If you like the items you see here, you can order them in my online store or send me an email and I will place your order for you! For all the details on this special, check out my post from yesterday where you can find all the details! I hope you all enjoy your wonderful Easter weekend - I will back on Monday with some more fun projects that I am making for the craft fairs! Until then, happy stamping!!
Card one Recipe:
Paper - Whisper White, Bravo Burgundy, Baha Breeze card stock, Paisley Petals Designer Series paper
Inks - Bravo Burgundy classic ink
Stamps - Four Frames
Tools - Scallop Trim border punch, Designer Label punch, Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder
Accessories - Whisper White Organza ribbon, bitty buttons
Card Two Recipe:
Paper - Whisper White, Peach Parfait, Baha Breeze card stock, Paisley Petals Designer Series paper
Inks- Peach Parfait, Pear Pizazz stampin' write markers
Stamps - Four Frames
Tools - Eyelet Border punch, Designer Label punch, Big Shot, Finial Press embossing folder
Accessories - Pear Pizazz twill ribbon, Basic Rhinestones

April 21, 2011


Hi all!!! I hope you are enjoying your week - I am as the sun has been out, and it is starting to warm up! I am definitely NOT a cold weather girl, lol! Sooo, the sun on my face is wonderful and makes me happy :-)  I also found out some news about my knee this week:  I definitely have a tear in my meniscus as well as some damage to my knee cap so I will be seeing a specialist next week to see what the next step will be in making me better and getting it to stop hurting! All in all, I am starting to feel like maybe there is a light at the end of this tunnel and I can start getting my life back to normal soon....whatever that is, lol!  Meanwhile, I have been doing some stamping and having fun with the promotion stamp set and designer series paper on special this month! The stamp set is called Four Frames and the paper is called Paisley Petals and is BEAUTIFUL!! The stamp set ROCKS - there are four fun stamps in the set and they can all be punched out using the Designer Label Punch!  I have two cards to share with you today that I made using this paper and stamp set - and I am loving playing with them!  The first card uses Whisper White as the base and I embossed it using the Finial Press embossing folder.  I pulled the Peach Parfait from the patterned paper so I could use the yummy ribbon and the card stock, which I stamped with the Sanded background stamp.  Both patterned paper and card stock have been punched using the Scallop Edge punch.  And, just look at that frame from the stamp set - just soooo pretty! I stamped it on Marina Mist in Peach Parfait and then punched it out, adding some pretty pearls! Simple but pretty, and I am loving the colors!
This second card uses the same set and papers, but the emphasis of color is on the burgundy, which I love! For the base card, I embossed the Whisper White with the Perfect Polka Dots folder this time, and edge punched the papers with the Eyelet Border punch.  The frame is stamped on Whisper White using Pear Pizazz ink and then I stamped the sentiment in Marina Mist on the same color card stock, punching it out with the Small Oval punch and popping it up on dimensionals.  That yummy ribbon is the Marina Mist Satin ribbon - isn't just beautiful??!! I love that big bow, makes me happy!! :-)  This stamp set and patterned paper are a sneak peek from the new catalog that will premiere in July BUT you CAN own it right now and here is how:

Spring is Blossoming Promotion: April 1 - 30, 2011

The Stampin' Up! Spring is Blossoming Promotion offers customers the opportunity to purchase two sneak peek products from the upcoming 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog. You can get these brand-new products in one of two ways:

1) Online Order
•Spend $20* on any Stampin' Up! products and become eligible to purchase both the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper.
•Both items can be purchased once the $20 minimum is met; there is a limit of five per product once the $20 minimum is met. Ordering another $20 of Stampin' Up! products resets the limit and allows you to purchase another five Designer Series Papers and/or stamp sets.

2) Host a Workshop
•Host a $350* workshop and get the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper for FREE! Email me for details if you would like to place a combined order with friends or place a single order through me to earn these products free!

Item Costs: 
Four Frames Stamp Set
W: item 123440, $20.95
C: item 123442,$15.95
Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper
item 122367, $9.95

•There is a limit of one Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper per workshop.
*Net sales before tax and shipping

Pretty awesome, right??!! BUT, this offer is only good until the end of this month so if you want them (and you know you do, lol) go to my online store or contact me and we can get your order in! I hope you like the samples I have made with these fun new products - I have two more cards to show you tomorrow! Until then, have a wonderful day and happy stampin'!
Card One Recipe:
Paper - Whisper White, Peach Parfait, Marina Mist card stock, Paisley Petals Designer Series paper
Inks - Peach Parfait classic ink
Stamps - Four Frames, Sanded background stamp
Tools - Scallop Edge Border punch, Big Shot, Finial Press embossing folder, Designer Label punch
Accessories - Basic Pearls, Peach Parfait twill ribbon
Card Two Recipe:
Paper - Whisper White, Bravo Burgundy, Marina Mist card stock, Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper
Inks - Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz classic inks
Stamps - Four Frames
Tools - Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Eyelet Border Punch, Designer Label punch, Small Oval punch
Accessories - Marina Mist Satin ribbon, Basic Rhinestones

April 19, 2011


Hi all!!! Here it is, Tuesday already - I swear time is just flying by! Soon it will be time for me to head East to see my son graduate - I cannot wait to see my boy! We have been busily making plans and wondering how we are going to fit everything in, lol! I am looking forward to spending time with family for 10 whole days...I could use some fun about now, lol!!!  Although I have been getting some stamping in......and sending out lots of thank you cards to the sweet people who have been sending me such nice happy mail! This is another card I sent out to a long distance friend - it definitely has the vintage look and feel that I love and have been really focusing on lately.  I used the Springtime Vintage patterned paper (I know, I know, it seems like that is all I use, lol) paired with the Silhouette Sentiments Hostess set - I just love those pretty flowers! I colored the images using my Old Olive and Rose Red stampin'write markers, then added some bling to the centers to make it pop! I also cut the Top Note die twice, embossing the Whisper White Top Note with the Finial Press embossing folder, then trimming it to nest inside a Rose Red Top Note.  I love the two toned effect - just makes the card have so much dimension!  I also used lots of layers behind the image piece using my 2 1/2 inch circle punch and my 2 3/8 inch Scallop Circle punch in both Old Olive and Rose Red card stock.  Then, I added some Old Olive Seam Binding ribbon - love, love, love it so it better not retire, lol!!! I like the way this one turned out, simple but pretty! I have been enjoying this type of stamping a lot lately - I seem to get more done, which makes me feel productive, heehee!! So, if you would like to have the items used here for your very own, you can order them in my online store or contact me and I will help you place your order.  And, if you LOVE that hostess set, why not have a workshop of your own so you can earn it for free??!! Contact me now and let's get you on the calendar - I would love to come and stamp with you and your friends :-)  Now, I am off to get my hair done and then get ready for my downline meeting tonight - I just love having my downline over, we have so much fun stamping together!! Want to join my team?  We would love to have you, so give me a call and we can get you started! I will be back tomorrow to share a fun project I am doing with my downline tonight so until then, happy stamping!!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Rose Red, Old Olive, Whisper White card stock, Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper
Inks - Rose Red, Old Olive stampin write markers and classic ink pads
Stamps - Silhouette Sentiments
Tools - Big Shot, Finial Press embossing folder, Top Note Bigz Die, 2 1/2 inch Circle Punch, 2 3/8 inch Scallop Circle Punch, Small Oval Punch
Accessories - Basic Rhinestones, Old Olive seam binding ribbon

April 18, 2011


Well, good morning y'all!!! Here it is, a Monday morning, and I am still at home nursing my knee.....but, I am one step closer since I had the MRI on Friday.  Now, I am awaiting the assignment of a specialist to read the MRI and see what kind of treatment plan they recommend.  I will be honest - anything involving no surgery will sound good to me as I want to be mobile for my son's graduation at the end of May.  Meanwhile, I am still home from work, and resting the knee.  So, I thought I would share a workshop card I did last month! This was a special request design - my hostess really wanted something western themed so I pulled out my Out West stamp set and went to work! I love this set, it is sooo much fun to play with! I was glad I had an excuse to pull it back out and ink it up! I made this more of a male themed card since we card makers tend to focus on flowers and ribbons and pretties, lol! The base of this card is Early Espresso, which I ran through the Big Shot and embossed it with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  Then, using the Elegant Soiree designer paper, I die cut the Top Note shape and a large circle, using them as the background to my images.  The cowboy is stamped on Naturals Ivory card stock - perfect for a male western card! I also used my Big Shot for that circle - both of these circle dies can be found in the Occasions Mini!  I stamped the cowboy hat on the same card stock, but I cut it out and popped it up on a dimensional after stamping the sentiment on some Soft Suede card stock that has been punched out with the Designer Label punch.  I added some twine at the top of the card - no ribbon for this cowboy!! I am thrilled with how this turned out as was the hostess who informed me that she cannot part with this card so she keeps it up on her mantel so she can look at it all the time, lol!! I LOVE making my hostesses smile - it will never get old!!! If you like this cowboy set as much as we do, you can order it and everything else you see here in my online store or contact me to place an order! And, if you would like to hostess your own workshop and have me come and stamp with you and your friends, let me know so we can get you set up on the calendar! Now, I am off to relax my knee and catch up on some paperwork while I can - it is raining outside and the kiddos are on Spring Break so I am sure that once they get up this morning (teens can sleep FOREVER) they will want my attention, lol! I hope your Monday is going FABULOUS - I will be back to share something special tomorrow so until then, happy stampin'!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Early Espresso,Soft Suede,  Naturals Ivory card stock, Elegant Soiree Designer Paper
Inks - Early Espresso classic ink
Stamps - Out West
Tools - Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Top Note Die, 3 1/2 inch Circle Die, 3 inch Circle Die, Designer Label Punch
Accessories-  Twine