Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Bloomin' Bouquet Project Kit

 Stampin' Up! has introduced a new Project Kit! In the kit you will get everything cut and prepared to put together this adorable bouquet of flowers. How cute will these flowers  look on display in your home, on your desk at work or to give as a gift to someone special. Best part is, they last forever!

In the kit there are enough to make 13 flowers. The 13th can be given away to someone who has done something nice for you or give to brighten someone's day. What a sweet thought!

Bloomin’ Bouquet Project Kit 134542
Price: $12.95
Give the gift of handcrafted flowers with the Bloomin’ Bouquet kit. Contains the material to create thirteen beautiful flowers—that’s a dozen to give, and an additional flower to give to someone else or keep! Adhesive not included. (Glue gun recommended.)

Item only available while supplies last.

Order you kit today while supplies last! I've ordered mine and can't wait for it to come. I think mine will be on display when my family comes for our Mother's Day celebration. 

Click Here to Order and Watch a Video on How to Assemble 

Monday, April 29, 2013


Aviary is one of my favorite stamp sets and I am sad to see it being retired from the Stampin' Up! Catalog. How cute is that little owl in the birdcage! There is still time to purchase the set if you can't resist that little owl and those adorable birdcages. The birdies are cute as well ; )

Aviary Stamp Set - wood mount - 116956 or clear mount - 120462

Click Here to View Retiring Stamp List

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Stampin' Up! Retiring Stamps and Accessories

Today the RETIRED LIST of stamps and accessories for the 2012-2013 Stampin' Up! Catalog has been released. This is your last chance to get them before they are gone forever! 

Retiring Stamps will be available through June 3 - Click to view Retiring Stamps List

Retiring Accessories are while supplies last - Click To View Retiring Accessories List

Today is also a great day to sign up to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator! You will get to choose an extra $30 in product for your kit so you will get $155 worth of product for ONLY $99!!!! AND you can choose select product from the new 2013-2014 Catalog! Click Here to reach my "Join the Fun" page on my website scroll down and find the Sneak Peak list and click on it to view new catalog items that can be added to your kit if you choose. 

Place an order online today of at least $50 and you will get a gift in the mail from me! Orders must be placed by 11PM EST in order to qualify. Click the link below to take you to my online store. Happy Shopping! 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Best of Stampin Up Blog Tour

Welcome to the Best of Blog Tour featuring the stamp set Best of Flowers. I hope you enjoy the samples I have created for you! 

I used the daisy image here which is a new, never seen before image. The leaves are from the hydrangea image. I used a marker to color one of the leaves and repeatedly stamped. 
Supplies Used
Stamps - Best of Flowers, Loving Thoughts
Cardstock - Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight
Ink - Versamark, Lucky limeade ink pad and marker, Tangerine Tango
Accessories - Scallop Edge Border Punch, Daffodil Delight 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon

Spotlight Technique - image was stamped on Wisteria Wonder cardstock and Whisper White - both were cut with the Window Frames Framelits and the white piece is lined up on top of the image stamped on the Wisteria Wonder piece giving it a pop! I used a dimentional to adhere it.
Supplies Used
Stamps - Best of Flowers
Cardstock - Whisper White, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder
Ink - Wisteria Wonder
Accessories - Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Window Frames Collection Framelits, Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon, Dimentionals

Flower was stamped with Black StazOn pad and colored in using a blender pen and ink.

Supplies Used
Stamps - Best of Flowers, Tiny Tags
Cardstock - Whisper White, Primrose Petals
Paper - Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink - Black StazOn, Primrose Petals, Marina Mist, Lucky Limeade
Accessories - Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Designer Frames Embossing Folder, Blender Pen, Jewelry Tag Punch, Vintage Trinkets

The strip of paper behind the flower was stamped using the hydrangea flower 
Supplies Used
Stamps - Best of Flowers, Loving Thoughts
Cardstock - Marina Mist, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade
Ink - Marina Mist, Lucky Limeade Stampin' Write Markers, Soft Suede
Accessories - Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Ovals Collection Framelits, Very Vanilla 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon

Best Of Flowers Clear-mount Stamp Set 133342
Price: $14.95

You are now headed to Anne Matasci's Blog.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Bright Blossoms

 This week are my Stamp a Stack classes and this is one of the cards we are making. I saw an idea floating around and changed it up a little. Everyone is loving this sweet card.
Supplies Used
Stamps - Bright Blossoms, Loving Thoughts
Cardstock - Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Paper - Twitterpated Designer Series Paper
Ink - Primrose Petals, Certainly Celery
Accessories - Needlepoint Border Embossing Folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Lucky Limeade Bakers Twine

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

I LOVE Washi tape!

I am loving the new Washi Tape that Stampin' Up! brought out in the This and That product line. I have not used Washi Tape before so this was all new to me. I am having a lot of fun with it and will need to order more before I run out! Here is a sample using Washi and ribbon.
 I used Pool Party Seam Binding ribbon, laying it flat and put the Calypso Coral Washi Tape on the ribbon. Then I made a ruffle by pleating the ribbon as I laid it down on the cardstock. Because the Washi Tape is sticky backed, I did not need any other adhesive. Isn't that a fun look?!
The Washi Tape has a honeycomb design on it which goes nicely with our Honeycomb Embossing Folder! I love Stampin' Up!s coordinating products - how many times have I said that! The stamp set I used is the new A Round Array, a set which will be in the new 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! Catalog but is being offered now as a Sneak Peek.  Click Here to View the Details 

Supplies Used
Stamps - A Round Array
Cardstock - Whisper White, Pool Party Core'dinations Cardstock, Crumb Cake
Ink - Pool Party, Calypso Coral
Accessories - Pool Party Bakers Twine, Washi Tape from the This and That product line, Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon, 7/8" Scallop Punch, Dimentionals

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Stamp of the Month Blog Tour: April

It's that time of the month for the Stamp of the Month blog Tour! This tour features the stamp set Secret Garden, a beautiful flower set that has coordinating Framelits  making it easy to stamp and cut out the flowers! Enjoy the tour and my designs!

Coordinating Secret Garden Stamp Set + Secret Garden Framelits = two products at a 15% savings!

 Simply stamped with ribbon accent
Colors - Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Whisper White

This is a joy fold card design
Base cardstock is 4-1/4"x 8 scored at 2-1/2, Baja Breeze ( blue ) piece is 3x8 scored at 4", 2-3/4 x 4 designer paper for front flap, 4 x 5-1/4 designer paper for inside card, 2-3/4 x 4 piece of Whisper White for outside flap and inside of card. 
Colors and supplies - Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Twitterpated Designer Series Paper, Petite Pairs Stamp Set

 Here I used the Flower Garden Embossing Folder on Pool Party Core'dinations cardstock. The Core'dinations stock is sandable for an antiqued, distressed look and has texture on one side and smooth on the other. The inside layer is white. When embossed with a folder, the white layer shows through. I did very little sanding. 
I stamped my flower image, cut them randomly and placed them over the embossed image. I LOVE the look of this card! 
Colors and Supplies - Whisper White, Pool Party, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Thoughts of You stamp set

Jazz up a plain paper bag 

I made the top by cutting a piece of Crumb Cake stock 8-1/2 x 8 ( my bag is 8" wide ) I used the Adorning Accents Framelit to cut the scalloped edge - I did have to cut three times, then embossed using the Stripes Embossing Folder. To get the slit on top to put over the handles I used the Word Window Punch. 
Colors and Supplies - Crumb Cake, Gumball Green, Perfect Plum, Taffeta Ribbon, bag from Target

I made this card to go with the bag but decided that the cardstock did not coordinate like I wanted. I can use the card another time. The For You in the center of the flower is from the A Round Array Stamp stamp set which will be in the new 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! Catalog but is offered now. 

Just a fun little 3x3 gift tag!
Colors - Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade

Thanks for stopping by, you are now off to Anne Matasci's blog.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Secret Garden Tour

This months Stamp of the Month Blog Tour features Secret Garden stamp set and coordinating Framelits.

Secret Garden Bundle Clear  131099
Price: $36.95
Coordinating Secret Garden Stamp Set + Secret Garden Framelits = two products at a 15% savings!
Also offered in wood mount for $42.95

Here is a sneak peek of one of the samples I will have for you
 Want to see more? Come back Sunday, April 14.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Kindness Matters Butterflies

 Simple design using Kindness Matters stamp set and the swirl from Everything Eleanor stamp set. I used the Woodgrain Embossing Folder on a piece of Crumb Cake Designer paper and

I inked the swirl image with Whisper White ink, stamped it on Pool Party Core'dinations Card Stock and embossed with Clear powder. 

Supplies used
Stamps - Kindness Matters, Everything Eleanor
Cardstock - Whisper White, Pool Party Core'dinations
Paper - Color Collection Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink - Pool Party, Crumb Cake
Accessories - Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon, Basic Pearls

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

This and That Meets A Round Array

I'm in love with the Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper! I paired it here with the A Round Array stamp set. Each image was stamped on Crumb Cake cardstock and punched using the 7/8" Scallop Punch.
For this image, I stamped two of the images from A Round Array stamp set, one in Baja Breeze and the other in Calypso Coral - that image was punched using the 1/2" circle punch which then fit perfectly in the center. All the images were then layered on pieces of Baja Breeze cardstock that I punched out with the 1-1/4" Scallop Punch. Coordinating punches make designing so easy! To get the look of that scallop here is what I did....
Scrunch the 1-1/4" punched scallop into a tight ball
Unravel it and then pull it apart. If it doesn't pull apart easily, scrunch some more
You are then left with two pieces of rough cardstock that adds texture to your design
Supplies Used
Stamps - A Round Array
Cardstock - Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake
Ink - Calypso Coral, Baja Breeze
Paper - Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper
Accessories - Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon, 7/8", 1-1/4", 1/2" punches, Epic Day This and That Washi Designer Tape, Glue Dots, Dimentionals

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

This and That Card Sample

 A simple design using Epic Day Designer Series Paper from the This and That product line. The Best Wishes is stamped using this Rotary Stamp from the product line...

Remember This And That Rotary Stamp
Price: $5.95

The stamp has different sentiments to choose from and Months and dates to use on any project. I love gadgets like this!

Here is the inside. I used a strip of the Epic Day Designer Series paper on the bottom and a piece of the Washi Tape on top. It pulls the whole look together, don't you think?

You can purchase product separately from the This and That product line or as a bundle which gives the best value.
Supplies Used
Stamps - Remember This and That Rotary Stamp
Cardstock - Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
Ink - Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker
Paper - Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper
Accessories - Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Silver Basic Designer Buttons, 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape

Click HERE for This and That product line details

Monday, April 8, 2013

This and That Book

I had a bit of time to play around with my This and That collection. Click HERE to view my post about the This and That products. All I had time for was to decorate the front of the spiral notebook. I did not want to cover the entire front of the book because I like the honeycomb shapes, so, I picked a spot and just started to place things.
I chose a couple of stickers from the sticker sheets that come with the This and That Bundle and just placed them down. I added Washi Tape which is the coolest thing ever! What I like is how easy it is to rip and also take up if you do not like where it is placed. The button and piece of ribbon on the button is actually from Sale a Bration. The honeycomb shaped paper is from the Epic Day Designer paper- you guessed it, from the This and That Bundle. The paper is to die for!! 

These next photo's show a few pages inside the book. There is a pocket that has two envelopes which can be used to tuck away memorabilia. Each page has a different design on it. I will be filling the pages soon so be sure to come back to check and see what I've done! 

Tomorrow's post will show you a CARD that I made using the This and That Products.