Saturday, December 12, 2009

12 Days of Holiday Sales!

These might be the most exciting 12 days of December with select Big Shot dies and vinyl sheets for the Big Shot on sale! The 12 Days of Holiday Sales begin today and runs through December 22.

Some of the items introduced in this sale are new colors of Décor Elements vinyl sheets. There are 18 new colors to choose from, and they make great projects when you use them with Big Shot dies. Consider pairing the Clear Décor Elements vinyl sheets with the Tulipe Bigz die to create an etched-like design on a vase. Or use the Decorative Accent Bigz dies with the Old Olive Décor Element vinyl sheets to enhance a frame. The combination of Big Shot dies and Décor Elements vinyl sheets is sure to take your creativity to a new level!

Tell your husband!!! Shop now --- sale is only until Dec. 22nd!

Click here to view the Big Shot Specials list!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

September Stamp-A-Stack

September is right around the corner and we will focus on using the "Embrace Life" and "Oval All" SU stamp sets with the Watercolor Wonder Crayons at the Stamp-A-Stack get together September 2nd and 3rd. The card on the left uses the SU cardstock: Orchid Opulence, Pale Plum, Rich Razzelberry (textured with the small dot plate) and Whisper White.
The DSP is Cottage Wall and a strip of Polka-Dot Rich Razzelberry grosgrain ribbon finishes it off. The blender pen was used with the Watercolor Crayons and inks.

The card on the right uses SU cardstock Mellow Moss, Pale Plum, Rich Razzelberry and Confetti Cream. The Pale Plum cardstock was run through the Big Shot Embossing Folder-Final Press and Mellow Moss Taffeta Ribbon completed the card.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Mojo Monday

I wanted to try a sketch presented on the Mojo Monday Blog. Multiple layers, brads, and a little bit of ribbon. All supplies used are retired SU products.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Punched Window Technique

This is a fun technique to try. Stamp your images on a DSP and use your circle punches to punch out various areas of an image (makes a window). Restamp your images on white paper to match the same number of windows created previously and color in the images. Cut out the shapes and line them up with the patterened paper and secure with adhesive.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Fishy Card

This whimsical card was done using the Heavenly Holes technique. The stamp set is a retired SU set. The CS is SU gable green, tempting turquoise, taken with teal, brilliant blue, and whisper white. I used the Cuttlebug folder Spots and Dots for the background and punched the various sized holes with the Martha Stewart craft punch.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Upsy Daisy

This week we will be using the Upsy Daisy stamp set to make two different types of cards. The first one uses the chalk line technique and the second uses the Top Note die and the new In-Colors, ribbon, and paper from StampinUp.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Bargello Technique

If you want to use up your scraps try using the directions I got from the "Technique Junkies Newsletter". I used established colors and a couple of the new In Colors.

Monday, July 6, 2009


I posted today for the SSC106 changelle. The main CS is Sahara Sand. I used the "Distressed template" on the face of the card and than lightly brushed Chocolate Chip chalk from SU Stampin Pastels over the ridges. The designer paper is SU "To the Nines" and I used the Curly Label punch to make the shapes from Dusty Durango and Soft
Suede CS. Whisper White was used for the 1 1/4" circles. I used several stamps from the Pocket Silhouettes set with Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, and Always Artichoke to accent the images. A piece of Chocolate Chip Taffeta ribbon was tied and the use of the Photo Corners punch completed the card.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Happy July 1st. These two cards are the featured cards at our Stamp-A-Stack meetings this week. The card on the far left use the technique "Depth of Field" with the SU colors Going Gray, Pale Plum, and Elegant Eggplant. The card on the right uses the new In-Colors Rich Razzleberry and Crushed Curry. Both cards use the SU stamp set "Eastern Blooms."
What an exciting time it is since the new catty is unveiled today for all to see. There is a "Deal of the Week" offering the Scallop Punch for $10.99 (normally $15.95) until July 5th and the Demonstrator Kit for $85. All orders taken from me in July will earn a free catalog. You can't beat that for a savings. Until next time happy stamping.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Just wanted to share a quick an easy gift idea. I CASED Krista's 4X4 Note Cards and holder with the new In Colors. Makes a quick gift and is easy to do. Hardest part is waiting for the ink to dry.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

New In Colors 2009-2010

Ribbons and Papers and Markers Oh My! The countdown to July 1st has begun. The new in- colors are awesome. The ribbon is unique in that on one side you have the playful polka dots and flip it over and a solid grosgrain ribbon color appears. How cool is that? The new catty is filled with so many surprises. The Designer Series Paper is undescribable (you will just have to look) and don't get me started on the other accessories there is not enough space here to mention them all. The stamps - what can I say - you will just have to look. That's all I'm saying about that.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Mini Magazine Note Holder

When I came across this Mini Magazine Note Holder on Becky Roberts blog I knew I had to make one. It holds 3x3 note cards with envelopes. I used Pale Plum and Elegant Eggplant CS and DSP Perfect Plum for trimming. I used the 5-Petal Flower punch, white button from the Cafe Au Lait button Collection and some hemp twine.
The note cards are made with Confetti Cream CS and decorated to create an assortment of styles.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Flower Pot Card

In an attempt to use up current supplies before they retire at the end of June I tried the Flower Pot card using the template designed by Andrea Walford at www.andreawalford. com. The insert of the flower pot pulls out and can be used to write your comments (i.e, Get Well, Thanks A Bunch, Thinking of You) or use rub-ons. For the flowers and leaves (kiwi kiss) I used the Sizzlets Set Birds and Blooms die Large Flower (apricot) with Riding Hood Red Designer Button Bouquet and linen thread, and the die Flower Pieces (Pacific Blue and Baja Breeze) with a So Saffron brad from Rich Regals collection. Another Large Flower using Designer Paper from Sweet Slumber and a Baja Breeze button from the Designer Button series Button Bouquet. Finally a Pink Pirouette flower from the Fleurette Collection with a Brocade Blue brad in the center. I folded the leaves in half for dimenson and brought the flower petals up a little for depth. I used mini dots to hold the flowers and leaves to the top of the insert card. Using the templates by Andrea I placed them on the textured card stock(Sweet Slumber) and folded where indicated. I finished the flower pot off with a piece of white taffata ribbon. The hardest part of the card was deciding what flowers I wanted to use.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Tri-Fold Shutter Card

Since I first saw the Tri-Fold card on Joyce's blog I have wanted to try my hand at making it. On the left it shows you the front of the card and on the right is the view of the card opened. I started with a 12x12" piece of textured cardstock. I used Pretty In Pink and the Designer Paper Candy Lane (Retiring June 30th) for my trim. I cut the cardstock so it was 5.5" tall. This size will easily fit into an invitation size envelope. I scored at 4" and 8" and then proceeded to score 1" from the top and 1" from the bottom at 2" and 10". Joyce provided a diagram to help us visual people understand. I used my craft knife to cut from the 2" score to the 10" score at both the top and the bottom of the CS. I added the Designer Paper to the surface of the Pretty In Pink CS. In some instances I left a slight boarder and in others proceeded with a solid strip of paper.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The next card I placed a square of Bella Rose Designer Series Paper (retiring the end of this month) behind the cut flower, added a felt flower (Flower Fusion), a white brad (Jumbo Brads), Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon (also retiring) and stamped the corner with Classic Riding Hood Red Ink again using the Fresh Cuts Stamp Set.

Fresh Cut Notecards

I find these note cards so easy to use and so versatile. The note cards already have the flower die cut into them, The first card I stamped with the Fresh Cuts Stamp Set using Pacific Blue Classic Ink (soon to be retired), added a square of Pacific Blue cardstock on the inside of the notecard, and punched out some flowers. The first one is Baja Breeze cardstock (also retiring) with the 5 petal flower punch, and then used Rose Red cardstock with the Boho Bloosoms punch and added a Designer Series Flower brad.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


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