Thursday, December 19, 2013

Valentine's Day...Stampin' Up Style

I got word of a new Stampin' Up promotion for Valentine's Day.  These stamps are only available until January 27, so if you want to order anything, let me know ASAP!!!  You can either email me your order, or you can order directly on my Stampin' Up Online Store

Here are the flyers:


Valentine’s Day is coming and Stampin’ Up! has everything

you need to make it a "lovely" day without any hassle: stamp sets, treat bags, cards, and even monster valentines. You’ll love it all!

Love You More Stamp Set
Love You More Stamp Set
Follow My Heart Stamp Set
Follow My Heart Stamp Set
Flowerfull Heart Stamp
Sweetheart Treat Bags—12 heart sacks, 12 die-cut labels,
12 pre-cut pieces of Pool Party Baker’s Twine
Monster Hugs Boy—18 boy monsters, 18 googly
eyes, 18 adhesive hearts
Monster Hugs Girl—18 girl monsters, 18 googly eyes,
18 adhesive hearts
Sweet Sayings Cards and Envelopes—12 printed card
bases, 12 envelopes (four Real Red, four Pool Party, four
Crisp Cantaloupe)

Monday, December 16, 2013

Ho Ho Ho

I've been so busy with general life stuff that put me waaay behind in my Christmas Crafting!!  I finally managed to squeeze in some time this past weekend and finished my Christmas cards, as well as a few cute stocking stuffers for my nieces.  This first project was so easy, but it's my favorite!   

This next project was a file from the Silhouette store.  I've seen it as a gift card holder, which I may do next year.  The back of the tag says, "Hope you're nice."  The stamp set was from Stampin' Up.


Here's a funky gift card holder; the snowflake is on an Action Wobble.  LOVE THOSE!!!

On to my Christmas cards.  I wanted to try a different type of card, and had just learned how to make a Shutter card that was so fun.  I used some pretty Stampin' Up paper that I purchased on a whim.  I really like how it turned out, but boy was it a lot of work!!  Each card called for 1 big snowflake and 2 small ones which had to be stamped, cut, glittered and assembled.  I didn't put moch fore-thought into it until I realized I needed over 20 cards. That's 60 snowflakes!!!   


About halfway into it, I ran out of paper.  I placed an order and my heart sunk every day when the mailbox was empty.  I got a little nervous that the new stack wouldn't make it in time, so I decided to make a few more different ones using new stamps and paper.  The first is a file folder card.  This was so much easier to mass produce and I love how it turned out.  The second one is using the same stamp set, but on a more traditional card.
I hope everyone has a wonder Christmas! 


Sunday, October 20, 2013

Mad for Mosaic Madess

I'm so glad I ordered the Mosaic Madness stamp, embossing folder and punch.  I think this is my favorite  I scoured Pinterest for ways of using the set and I hit the jackpot!!  There are so many different ways!!!  Here are just 2 of the cards I've made:


I LOVE the one on the left, with all the different colors; it's such a happy card.  However, the mono-chromatic one on the right appeals to my OCD, "don't mix the colors" side.  I'm using the one on the right as a Christmas card, which is a major departure for me.  I've always said Christmas cards should be red and green.  Stampin' Up! has opened my eyes to so many different options.  I may be in trouble here!!!

If you want to order these, or any other Stampin' Up! supplies, go check out:

Friday, October 18, 2013

Halloween Goodie Bags

I made my first "All Stampin' Up" project and I love how it turned out!!  Every week I volunteer at the local animal shelter and this week was no different.  This week, however, the staff was even more stressed than normal.  I wanted to do something to let them know that they are appreciated.  Sooo....

I started with the Mini Muslin Bags (found on page 36 of the Holiday Catalog), grabbed a black ink pad and a few Halloween stamp sets.  Frightening Feline is a retired set, but Delightful Dozens is on page 27 of the catalog.  I stamped the images on both sides of the bag, filled them with some Halloween candy, put a piece of orange tissue hanging out the top and tied it closed.  Viola!  This was such an easy project, but I think it turned out pretty cute. 

If you want to order these, or any other supplies, go to my Stampin' Up page:

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

My new Stampin' Up page is all ready!!  If you want to order anything, clicking on this link will bring you to my home page.

I will be adding new content regularly, so be sure to bookmark it and check back often.  One of the coolest promotions going on now is that you can join Stampin' Up for only $25!!  It's an awesome deal, but it's only good for a short time.  Go to my page, click on "PROMOTIONS" and learn all the details!! 

This is an exciting new chapter in my life and would love some company.  Join up and we can enjoy this adventure together!!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Stampin' Up

Oh my goodness, what have I gotten myself into now??  After months of hemming and hawing, I decided to take the plunge and join the Stampin' Up community.  I'll be updating my blog with all new projects made with Stampin' Up products.  I love all their products, especially how easy it is to create beautiful cards, layouts and gifts.  I have to admit, the OCD in me LOVES how everything coordinates, from the papers to the embellishments, ink pads, ribbons and even stamps.  Yup, I am hooked!!!  Be sure to check out my Demonstrator page (it's a work in progress) to see why I'm so excited (and a little scared).  As soon as I figure this all out, I'll be hosting workshops and classes, so stay posted.  In the meantime, if you need anything crafty, please let me know!! 

Monday, July 1, 2013

New Pad

My parents have retired and their house is finally ready for move-in.  They've been in a small apartment with their big old dog for a few months now and I know they are excited to be in a  home again.  I wanted to use a new stamp set I just bought and knew this was just the occasion!  I used more supplies for this card than any other project!!  I'm always amazed at how people can use 3 or 4 different stamp sets on one project.  Well, for this card I used stamps from 5 different sets.  Wow, that's got to be a record!!  The frog, lily and pad came from The Stamps of Life "Froggy2love" set.  I spritzed some Goosebumps Texture Spray on him to make him bumpy, added some google eyes and then popped him on an Action Wobble.  The lily was stamped with Stampin Up Melon Mambo ink, 2nd generation and colored in with chalks.  I think it turned out so pretty.  I also folded the edges up so that it's coming off the paper.  The little fish at the bottom are from Close To My Heart "Noah's Parade" stamp set that I've had forever but never used.  oops.  The "Congrats" was from a mini stamp set I had at the bottom of my drawer and the rest of the title came from another Close To My Heart mini alphabet set.  I thought it needed another critter, so I stamped a butterfly in each corner from yet another mini stamp set.  I should have left well enough alone, because I hate them!!  Maybe I can figure out some way to cover them up.  Knowing me, I'll just trash it and make a new one.

Cricut(s) for sale

After attending an organization class this past weekend at CKC, I got inspired to have a good look at my craft room.  I have so much stuff, I have bought duplicates (more than once) because I simply forgot I already owned said items.  And don't even ask me how many different die cutting systems I own.  That said, I decided I really don't need everything in my stash.  So...I decided to start with my different Cricut machines.  If you are interested in anything, let me know.  I will be adding more sale items as I make my way through my craft room.  Here's the first round:

Cricut Mini   $50   Includes 2 unopened 2pk mats (4 in total) 


Cricut Expression 2 Anniversary Edition    $150 Includes and 4 cartridges:  Cricut Decals, Cricut Essentials, Cricut American Alphabet and Just a Note.


Cricut Imagine (used less than 5times)      $200  Includes unopened 2pk of mats, Imagine AtoZ DVD and 10 replacement inks (4 color and 6 Black).


Cricut Imagine Cartridges (Colors and Patterns) $30 each
          Audrey, Berries & Cream, Black & White, Blossom, Bubblegum Stripes, Hopscotch,   Industrial Glow, Mr. Frosty, Snapshot: Everyday

Cricut Imagine Art Cartridges                 $30 each
          All Wrapped Up, Baby Boutique (Theresa Collins), Best Friends, Better Together,  Blast Off, Buccaneer, Enjoy the Seasons, The Good Old Days, Greeting Cards Inside & Out,   Hey Diddle Diddle, Imagine More Cards, Kate's Kitchen, Lori's Garden, Nursery Tails, Snow Angel, Word of Mouth, Yummy


We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board  $25