Saturday, January 26, 2013

Another SAB card and a Surprise's pretty quiet around here today.  The weather has warmed a little, but not nearly the 40º they had predicted for this weekend.  As it is said, weather forcasting is the only job you can be wrong most of the time and still get paid.  Anyway on to more exciting things than the weather.

Here is another card that my friend Amy and I made the other day.  We cased this from fellow demo Wendy Weixler.  You can see her card HERE  Wendy does some really nice work and and actually won the Artisin Award with Stampin'Up! this last year.  We changed up the colors a bit, but everything else was the same.  A very quick and fun window card.

Colors are Summer Starfruit, Baja Breeze and Elegant Eggplant.  Punched the window using the Curly Label Punch and did you notice the little Curly Label Punch?  You can get this punch FREE right now with a $50 order during Sale-a-bration and the words are from the stamp set Pretty Pettites which I showed you in yesterday's card.  That set is also a choice during SAB.  So with a $100 order you could get them both or maybe you'd like the Embossing Folder background that was used on this card.  So much to choose from during SAB.  It's one of the most wonderful times of year.  Don't you think.
Now for the surprise............ it's this adorable little necklace that I made yesterday/today.  I say yesterday/today because I started it yesterday and had to let it dry overnight before I could finish it.  Hard for me to wait, but it was worth the wait I think.
Some of you may be asking what it is made from and I'm here to tell you that this was done with the new Soda Pop Tops that are currently in the Spring catalog.  You get 16 total: 8 each of two sizes.  This is the larger of the two.  The inside dimension is 1" and the 1" punch is perfect for punching the paper circle.  When they come they look like regular pop tops, but after you run them through the Big Shot you get this flat disc.

I'm not sure if you can tell or not, but the butterfly is popped up with a dimensional and then it is completely covered with Crystal Effects.  Very shinny and smooth and it looks like the butterfly is floating.  I glued the DSP down using some Monomultil Adhesive.  I punched a hole at the top with a 1/16" hole punch, added a jump ring and then the ball chain.  You could put this on any kind of chain you would like.  I just happened to find this chain at my local Ben Franklin.  Wouldn't these be cute to give as a gift?  You could also make them into keychains.  I stamped the butterfly in Black Stazon because that is a permanent ink, but if you want to stamp in our regular Classic Ink Pads you need to cover you piece with Versamark and Clear Embossing Powder and heat set first before glueing down and adding this Crystal Effects.  This keeps the ink from running and smearing since it is a water based ink and Crystal Effects is water based as well.

Well I hope you enjoyed this little surprise project.  Don't be surprised is you see more of these in the near future.  I'm really glad that I ordered an extra pack of them on my last order.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Go Light a Candle

When my friend Amy and I got together the other day to stamp, this is the first card we made.  We found this card on fellow demonstrator Lisa Young's blog and just knew we had to case it.  We wanted to use some of the new Stampin'Up! products from the Spring catalog as well as feature the Sycamore Street DSP and Ribbon bundle and this card really fit the bill.  The embossing folder is the new Hexagon EF from the Spring catalog and the rest is from the SAB promo.  Thanks Lisa for a such a cute idea.  You can get the SAB items for FREE with a $50 order.  Just click on the SHOP NOW button on the left-hand side of this page and start shopping or click HERE and it will take you to my SU website as well.  Keep in mind you get a FREE item for every $50 you spend and if you purchase $150 you get 3 SAB items, $25 in hostess rewards and a package of Silver Glimmer Paper to celebrate SU's 25th Anniversary.  So start shopping now.
Stop back for another SAB sample tomorrow.  It's almost the weekend.  Enjoy!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

What's Happening!!!

There is so much going on with Stampin'Up! these days and I'm a little behind in getting all the info out to you, but there are lots of things you don't want to miss out on right now.


  • Sale-a-bration has started and runs through March 22, 2013
  • One free item from the SAB brochure (click on link to the left) for every $50 spent before tax and shipping.
  • Free pack of Silver Glimmer Paper for $150 workshop
  • Free SAB bundle for a $400 workshop


The Single Stamp promotion that recently ended was so popular that Stampin'Up! has brought out 2 new assortments of single stamps to choose from.  These are never seen before images and they're adorable.  You can see them here:


Sweep away the mundane-your creativity carriage awaits!
I'm Paper Pumpkin . . .
  • I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.
  • I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:
  • All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!
  • Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!

You can sign up for this fun program and also find out all the details by visiting MY PAPER PUMPKIN.  And one of the great things is it is only $19.95 a month and that includes shipping.  I know you are going to love this program and so will your friends.  It would also make a great gift.  Check out the website by clicking on the link above and if you have any questions or need help in signing up please contact me.  Oh and last, but not least your credit card will not be charged until it ships.  So sign up today!  What are you waiting for?  Fun is right around the corner!

Best of 25 Years Stamps

As part of our 25-year anniversary celebration, we're bringing back some of our favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets, which will release-one set per month-during 2013. Even better, along with some great classic images, each "Best of" set will also include a never-before-seen image!

Some things to remember:

  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95.
  • While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month), all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
  • A new flyer will be released every month for each new Best of set.
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month, all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, starting in February we're including a collector's card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.

Check out January's stamp set here:

I know this is all a lot to take in, but I wanted to get all this exciting info out to you.  To sum it up, the new things are:
  •  Sale-a-bration taking place through March 22, 2013
  • New Single Stamps Available through March 31, 2013
  • New Program--My Paper Pumpkin--sign up now, begins shipping in March
  • Best of 25 years stamp sets--starts January and runs through December 2013
Again if you have any questions about these things please contact me.  I want to be your creative coach and I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Shake that Winter Bootie

I don't know about where you live, but here in Michigan it has been extremely cold this week.  So when I headed to the stamp room (which is in the basement) I went with heater in hand and cold on my mind.  I wanted to make something wintery, but of course not Christmasy and I think I pulled it off with this card.
I had purchase this set during SU's big stamp sale promo before Chirstmas and just never got around to making anything with it, but this set is great for several different seasons as you can see here.
Bootiful Occasions Clear-Mount Stamp SetI decided to use the DSP Sycamore Street that you can receive FREE right now with a $50 order during Sale-a-bration.  When I first saw this paper in the SAB 
brochure I wasn't overly thrilled.  It looked ok, but wasn't sure if it would be my thing.  Well as always, SU has come through and this paper is gorgeous in person. So pretty in fact that I just placed another order myself so I could get another pack for FREE!!!  Who doesn't like free, eh?  I used other new stuff on this card as well.  The edge is embossed with the new Textured Impressions Embossing Folders called Needlepoint Border.  The ribbon you can get for FREE along with two other colors and a pack of buttons with a $50 order as well.  It might be hard to see, but I added some two way glue pen to the top of the boot and then covered it with Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  The colors are Island Indigo, Calypso Coral and Pool Party.

My upline and I got together yeterday and worked on some cards so I will be sharing those with you in the next few days so stay tuned.


Friday, January 18, 2013

Card Candy

A couple of weeks ago I posted on my blog about the dates for Sale-a-bration this year and mentioned it ended on an awesome day and if you posted and guessed why the last day of SAB (March 22) was such an awesome day I would send you a little something.  Only one person even posted and said why is was such a great day.  That person was my friend Lynn Schebor.  So Lynn be looking for this little treat in the mail soon.  These are attached with glue dots onto waxed paper so you should be able to pull them off and attach to your project.  Hope you enjoy these.  See folks it pays to comment on my blog.

These were made using the Collage Curios stamp set and the 1" punch and the 1 1/4" scallop circle punch.
Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Something to show and it's not Christmas

Well here I am with something to show and it has nothing to do with Christmas.  I know you are probably shocked.  I have such a hard time moving past the holidays.  I enjoy them so much and love all the fun little things I get to do and make that it's hard for me to move on.  Hence the reason our house is still decorated and our tree is up.  Technically though a lot of my decorations are snowman and the such so it's not really only Christmas.  Yeah that's my story and I'm stickin' to it!

I wanted to play with some of the new things I had pre-ordered from the Spring Mini Catalog and yesterday I did that, but by the time I got things made and then pics taken and ready to go I ran out of steam since Blogger is still on the fritz so I didn't get them posted last night.  So here I am now.

This is the first part of what I made.  These are just too cute.  You should see them in person.  They are only about an inch around with the scallop circle being just a tad bigger.  After I got them made I was in love.  So tiny and cute.  The color didn't turn out real well because these are actually Primrose Petal and they look more red here.  I used the set Collage Curios to stamp them.  This is a 9 piece set and sells for only $15.95 in clear.  You can find in on page 24 of the Spring Catalog.

Here is the card I made.  Don't you just love the Hexagon Embossing Folder?  I think it fits for just about any style of card.  The DSP is the new Tea for Two.  A very vintage feel.  This card was made to go with this.......

Remember I showed you several days ago the tip jar I made for my daughter?  Well I used another popcorn container and covered it with some of the Tea for Two DSP.  Then added a Soda Pop Tops on page 24 of the catalog.  Yes, they cooridinate with the Collage Curios stamp set.  Cool huh?  I took the Soda Pop Tops (well here in Michigan we would just call them pop bottle tops *Ü*) and I flattened it by running it through the Big Shot.  The sandwich used is no tabs on the multi-purpose platform, a cutting pad, pop top face up and the another cutting pad.  Run it through your Big Shot and presto! You have a flat Soda Pop Top.  Now I didn't want to waste any of that beautiful paper so when I traced and cut my pieces to cover the top of the container I ended up with little wedges of paper which I turned into beads to add to the ends of my linen thread.  I know by now you are saying to yourself she is a genius!  Applause, applause!!!  LOL!  I used the new 7/16" Natural Trim Ribbon to cover the seam where the two papers came together.  You will notice I added a little Primrose Petals ink to it because I accidently tumbled the container over and you guessed it, right into the open ink pad so I proceeded to add some here and there on the ribbon.  Gives it that shabby chic look. 
And here is the finished ensamble.  Pretty huh?  No this container is not making it's way to the pizzeria.  It will probably be filled with something and given as a gift.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Still trouble posting

I'm getting a little aggrevated with Blogger since I still cannot upload photos the easy way and have to take another route.  Grrrr....but it is what it is. 

So here is the last card that I sent to the person I was a Secret Santa to this year.
This card was so much fun to make and I just came up with it as I went along.  Probably being a baker helped me with this and the fact that I was in the middle of Christmas cut outs helped too.  Unfortunately the stamps and the framelits that I used or the mitten punch are not currently available, but who knows maybe they will appear in next years catalog?  There is always that chance I guess.
This is the reveal gift and I did show you this in another post.  Now I think I need to make me one.  Maybe a Valentine one will be in order.  So I think that is the last of the Christmas posts.  I know you are probably glad.  Now to show you some new Spring catalog goodies.........coming soon!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 7, 2013


Yes, finally I can post and reveal the things that I sent the gal who I was a Secret Santa to this past month.  Didn't want to take the chance of her seeing them before she got them, but on Saturday she FINALLY received her reveal gift.  The reason I say finally is that I mailed it 10 days ago Saturday.  Sure it was mailed to Califorina, should it really have taken that long.  Yesterday hubby and I were watching a program on the History Channel and they were talking about he Pony Express days and how it would take 9 days to go from Missouri to California when the Pony Express was started.  So can you see why I said finally?  10 days to Cali in this day and age seems a little long to me, but then again maybe mail will move faster when the price of postage goes up on the 27th of this month.  Yeah now I'm trying to be funny!  Is it working? *Ü*  Anyway onto my creations.  These are the things I sent.

This is the first card I sent.  I loved using all the bright colors and adding the Dazzling Details to the hat, boots and mittens.  This stamp set to me is a keeper.
This is the second card I sent and was the kick off to my Christmas card this year.  I would love to show you the last card because it is my favorite, but Blogger is being wonky today and I've been trying to post these all day and now all I can get is these two to post so I will leave it at that and will try and post the last card and the reveal gift tomorrow.  Sorry about that.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Happy New Year!

2013 WOW!  Doesn't it seem like just yesterday it was 2000 and everyone was worried about Y2K?  I guess I wasn't very worried because I only bought one gallon of water on New Year's Eve that year.  Not sure how that was going to help me, but hey I didn't want it said that I did nothing to prepare in case something did happen.  LOL!

So a brand new year and lots to look forward to.  I will admit that 2012 was a challenging year for me and my family.  Hoping and praying for a much better year this year.  I don't really make resolutions, but I do make goals for the coming year.  I think in some ways we all do, don't you think?  Well one of my goals I've already achieved this year.  I wanted to learn how to make the gorgeous frilly scarves that I've been seeing everywhere.  Well most of them have been knitted and well let's just say that I'm not really fast at knitting.  That was my goal for last year to learn how to knit and I did learn a little, but what I really learned is that knitting takes longer than crocheting and I still have not finished either of the 2 scarves I started last year.  LOL!  So back to my goal.........on New Year's Eve morning I watched a few YouTube videos on how to make these frilly scarves and after watching both a crocheting one and a knitting one I was convinced I could do either so I headed off to our local HarJo's Ben Franklin to get me some yarn.  I bet you can already guess what means of making a scarf I used. 

Obviously I used crocheting because you are seeing a finished scarf here.  I started this one on New Year's Eve and finished it right at midnight.

This is the one I did the next day.  These are so fun to make and very quick.  I can't wait to make more.

Something else I want to share with you today is the gift that my hubby bought me for Christmas. 
Isn't he the best?  Yes, it's an OttLite.  Something I've been wanted for awhile now.  I think this will especially come in handy when I go to scrapbooking events.  The lighting in some of those places isn't always the best.  Thanks sweetheart for a great thoughtful gift.

Now to a couple stamping projects.  The first is something that I made for my daughter to take to her place of employment.  I know I've shown several of these before, but here is the newest.
I pick up r others pick up for me all the time the plastic popcorn containers you can find in the $ spot at Target and I love to give them a makeover.  I used the recent Christmas paper from the Holiday mini, some retired ribbon and the retired stamp Simple Seasonal Thanks from a couple of years ago.  I think this turned out pretty cute.  It's had to see in the picture, but I used the Red Dazzling Details on all the dots on the scarf and hat.  It's all sparkly!
And the last thing to share with you today is a card that I made yesterday.  A prominent business man in our town passed away unexpectedly while on vacation with his family in Mexico.  I guess he was snorkling with his family when he died.  He was 80 years old.  He was a good Christian man and was living life to the fullest.  What a way to go eh?  That's a good way to go, but so hard on the family.  My prayers go out to them.  This is the card I made to send to the family.
These are all current products.  Stamp sets: Blessings from Heaven, Just Believe and Hello, Doily.  Colors are Crumb Cake and Island Indigo and Very Vanilla.
So that is it for today.  Tomorrow I will be sharing the cards I made for the person who I was a Secret Santa to in one of the demonstrator groups I belong to, so be sure and stop back tomorrow.


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