Thursday, February 28, 2013

Fancy Folds Class

Here is a sneak peek at two of the cards we will be making at my upcoming fancy folds class. I have two more to design but thankfully I know which cards I am doing, I just need to sit down and make them. We are using one of my favorite desinger series papers for this class - Twitterpated. I offered a scrapbook class last spring and we used this paper in that class as well. The cost of the class includes a pack of this awesome DSP. Till next time - happy stampin'

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Stamp Club Sale A Brates

This card was another SAB inspired card we created at Stamp Club. I love the combination of Pool Party, Island Indigo, and Rich Razzleberry. We used the Apothecary Framelits and the Petite Pretties stamp set and Petite Curly LabelPunch from SAB. Remember, the Petite Curly Label Punch will be carried over, so get it now for FREE while you can. Oh, and the embossing folder, almost forgot that, it is called Vine Street and is only available during SAB for FREE!!! Have I mentioned you get FREE stuff during SAB??? LOL, I think I did!! Happy Stampin'

Friday, February 22, 2013

Birthday Buffet

Here is a sneak peek at my upcoming Birthday Card Buffet. I am pretty excited about this session because it is the first buffet of the year and also because I have some new people coming, which is always very exciting!! I love getting new people hooked on Stampin’ Up!’s great products. We have colors and products like no other. Who else carries 80 lb cardstock? Certainly not the box stores!! Contact me today if you would like to get your hands on some of the best paper crafting products on the market. P.S. Since I took this picture, I actually changed out one of the cards you see here---gotta keep you on your toes!! Happy Stampin’

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Moving Forward

I made this card with Stampin' Up!s Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set Moving Forward. It took me a while to warm up to this stamp set even though we got it for FREE at Convention last year. This is a card we made at a card buffet back in the fall. It also uses one of my favorite embossing folders of all time the Fancy Fan folder. Till next time - stamp something today, it will make you smile :) or more importantly give something stamped, it will make someone else smile:)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Craft Room Drama

Many people have asked to see pictures of my craft room ever since my hubby finished a room in our basement for me. Well, you asked for it and here it is!! This is what my craft room looked like this weekend as I was preparing for my upcoming classes. Kinda crazy ain't it?? What can I say, this is how I craft. Hope your day is filled with stampin'

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Meet Paper Pumpkin

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! Get Started It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program starting Monday, January 14 by visiting and click Get it. Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family-every month! The very first Paper Pumpkin will arrive on your doorstep starting in March-if you sign up before March 10. Of course, you'll want to know more. So here's the nitty gritty: Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!) Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive. Each kit gives you and your customer a 30-minute creativity escape. We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month. You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10th, we'll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we'll send your first kit around June 15th.) A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!) The commissionable amount is $14.95 for each Paper Pumpkin. There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want. Starting in early March, we'll offer a Try-It kit if you'd like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month. Here's How You Order Sign up for your monthly Paper Pumpkin starting Monday, January 14 by visiting and click Get it. Starting in early March, you can try Paper Pumpkin for one month by visiting our online store. A Free Gift in Your Very First Kit The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership. The Welcome Kit includes a free gift-a clear acrylic block!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Sale A Brate and Epsom Salts

If you have not tried the epsom salts technique in the world of stampin', you really should! I have seen several samples on SC using this technique but most were with Christmas type cards and since Christmas has passed, I did not anticipate breaking this technique out until the end of the year. Well, my upline showcased this technique at our last gathering and I really enjoyed the look and how easy it was to do. I hope you like the card, we made it at stamp club last week. Both the technique and the Sale A Bration items were a hit!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Framed Art

I made some of these framed art pieces for craft shows. They were so easy to make. I bought the frames at Walmart and then used the Labels Collection Framelits, Blessings from Heaven stamp set and Serene Silhouettes stamp set. I made them in several colors, this one is Night of Navy.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Stamp Club

Here is a card we made at Stamp Club earlier this week. A few of us ladies went out for some of my favorite cuisine - Mexican before our stamping evening together. All of our cards were Sale A Bration inspired and we also made one card using the Epsom salt technique that was inspired by up awesome upline Jennifer Downey (pics to come. This card features the SAB set Feeling Sentimental as well as the Apothecary Accents Framelits and the Top Note Die. I love the monochromatic feel of this card, don't you? Till next time...hope your day is filled with stampin'

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

Here is a little LOVE banner I made to display in my living room. I usually do not decorate for any holiday other than Christmas or maybe a few scarecrows for Fall but I kept seeing some of the cutest ideas on SC so I said what the hey. I wanted to get it finished before my stamp club met last night so I did not get to put any ribbon on the sides (for tying it together) but I will add that touch later. I used the More Amore DSP from the Spring Mini catalog and various other SU items. I hope your Valentines Day is as special as you. Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Cannery Framelits

I was not sure if I thought I "needed" this stamp set or framelits at first. Once i saw all of the beautiful cards and 3D projects created wtih this set, I knew I had to have it. This is a card we made at Stamp Club a few months ago. It took several steps to achieve what you see here but everyone loved it. Check out my other projects made with this set. Happy Stampin!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Such a very simple card, basically only one layer but it is so elegant. We used the Apothocary Accents Framelits to create a frame or template to sponge the Crumb Cake. After the sponging was complete we stamped the wildflower stamp from Serene silhouettes. We added the Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon for a bit of color. Hope you have a stampingly perfect day :)

Thursday, February 7, 2013

More Wonderfall Goodies

I created these items for a vendor event with the Wonderfall Stamp set. There are four handstamped cards made with the French Foliage stamp Set. The candle is an electric one which I wrapped with Crumb Cake cardstock that was embossed with the Lattice embossing folder and decorated with die cut leaves from the Wonderfall dies. The little notepad is covered with cardstock and accented with die cut leaves. I will go in detail about how I made those real looking leaves very soon. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Wonderful Wonderfall

So very glad they carried this stamp set over from the Holiday Mini Catalog. I love the woodgrain embossing folder almost as much as the polka dot one! The colors on this card work great together - Perfect Plum and More Mustard. I found with this stamp set and framelits it is easier to die cut the leaf shape and then stamp the image. Stay tuned for an extra special card I made with this same stamp set and framelits. I hope your day is filled with stampin'.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

February Stamp Set

As part of our 25-year anniversary celebration, SU is 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! Check back here every month to download a flyer for a new Best of stamp set. 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. *All of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014. *All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only Here is February's Stamp Set