Gumball Necklace, Box & Card!

Remember when you were a kid and used to get the little candy necklaces?!  I remember putting mine on (usually at a birthday party), taking little nibbles out of it, and trying to make it last as long as I could.  Here's a fun project that your birthday girl (or boy) will love and will probably remember when they grow up too!  Makes a cute little party favor too!



To get the instructions for this fun project designed by Heidi, just head over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to January!

Posted on : Jan 30 2012

Bursting with Spring Gift Box & Card!

Sometimes you need a really special gift box for a really special person!  Here is a pretty one that you can use!  With its generous size and decorative top, you will be just as pleased to present this box as you are with whatever you choose to place inside.  The recipient of this "bursting with Spring" gift box will surely consider it a keeper.  The coordinating greeting card is the perfect accompaniment with plenty of visual interest on its own!



To get the instructions for this pretty project designed by Regina, just head over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to January!

Posted on : Jan 28 2012

Valentine Candy Favor!

Can you believe that it's already the end of January!?!?  1/12th of the new year already gone!!  Before we know it, it will be Valentine's Day, so I'm already thinking of things that I could make for the kids' classmates and anyone else I want to give a Valentine to!



I made this little Conversation Hearts holder using a Stampin' Up! 1" x 8" cellophane bag, and then stamped a cute little topper for it.  You know who would love this!! 



I die cut the heart using the Hearts Collection Framelits Dies from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  I also used ribbon that I received free in an Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brad Pack that's just one of the free items that you can get free during Sale-A-Bration!


To see more Valentines Candy favors, check out my Sisters in Stamping blog this week to see what my creative stamping sisters created!


Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Posted on : Jan 27 2012

Valentine Petal Pouch & Card!

This super large Valentine Heart Pouch can hold a load of fabulous treats for your Valentine!  It has accordion folded sides that give it lots of room inside, and the ribbon hanger on the top make it a super cute door hanger treat too!  The matching card makes this a great gift for any sweet Valentine!




To get the instructions for this great Valentine's Day project designed by Julie, just head over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to January and meet the bonus project requirements!

Posted on : Jan 25 2012

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!



Don’t let the title fool you … we’re not talking about Christmas … we’re talking about Sale-A-Bration! Every year, Stampin’ Up! does a little bit of post-holiday celebrating with their fabulous Sale-A-Bration promotion. This year, from January 24-March 31, you can take advantage of all that Sale-A-Bration has to offer. And this year, Stampin’ Up! has changed things up a little bit. There are three ways to “Sale-A-Brate”. Here are the details:


As a customer, with every $50 purchase, you can choose something for FREE from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. This brochure includes exclusive items that are available ONLY during Sale-A-Bration as well as some handpicked items from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog. There is no limit to the number of Sale-A-Bration items that you can earn, so get out your wish list and start reaping the rewards!


As a hostess, when your workshop sales reach $150, you will automatically receive a free reusable shopping tote that sports a design from the Sale-A-Bration Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper. And when your sales reach $400, you will also receive a free bundle of Sale-A-Bration products that includes the Fresh Vintage stamp set and the coordinating Everyday Enchantment paper and accessories. All of this is in addition to the fantastic Hostess Rewards that you get all year ‘round!


As a new demonstrator, when you join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration, you can start your own stamping business for only $125! It includes the standard Starter Kit and all of the perks and benefits … just at a lower cost to you. And when you join, you’ll get additional benefits for the rest of the year because each month, you will get to choose either a free pack of Designer Series Paper or a free digital download!


As you can see, there’s no better time than during Sale-A-Bration to be a Stampin’ Up! customer, hostess, or new demonstrator. So contact me today to place your order, book your Sale-A-Bration workshop, or to find out more about becoming a demonstrator and starting your own stamping business. Or maybe you’ll decide to do all 3! Either way, it’s time to Sale-A-Brate!


Sale-A-Bration Brochure

Posted on : Jan 23 2012

Rag Quilt Stamper’s Tote!

This Rag Quilt Stamper's Tote is the perfect accessory for any crafter.  It will organize  your essentials and it is so cute!!  Load it up with swaps, adhesive, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, and more!  Then you are ready to meet up with your crafting friends and get your stamp on!  This tote is so cute and functional, all your stampin' friends are going to want one!  What a perfect gift!



To get the instructions for this great project designed by Carrie, just head over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to January!

Posted on : Jan 22 2012

Origami Valentine Box & Card!

Here's a cute little origami box and card that you can make up, fill with a treat, and give to your special little Valentine next month!  The origami box is easy to make and can easily be adapted to any occasion depending on the paper design that you use!  This project is also a fun class or club project!



To get the instructions for this cute little project designed by Kim, just head over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to January!

Posted on : Jan 21 2012

New Framelits Dies!

I am so loving the new products in the Occasions Mini Catalog that just came out this month!  Have you seen and tried the new Framelits Dies!  They're to die for!!  Wink, wink!  The innovative, thin, wafer-like design of these dies lets you see where you're placing the design before you cut! 



I made this card using the Labels Collection Framelits Dies, the coordinating Apothecary Art stamp set, and the new Attic Boutique designer series paper!  I loved how easy it was to die cut my stamped image! 



There is also a new Hearts Collection (both on page 6 of the mini catalog), that I can't wait to try out.  Both collections come with six dies in a sturdy envelope for easy storage!

Over on my Sister's in Stamping blog this week, we're sharing samples made with the new Framelits.  You'll want to head over there to see what my stamping sisters created!!  (Karla and Rachel both used the Heart dies so you can see how those look too!)


Have a fabulous weekend, and as always, if I can help you with your stamping needs, let me know!

Posted on : Jan 20 2012

Winter Lantern!

Do you know someone who loves snowflakes or just needs a little something to light up their day?  This pretty Winter Lantern will add some sparkle to any winter decor!  The embossed snowflakes on the lantern panes give a beautiful silhouette when a battery powered candle is lit inside!  The sparkling silvery snowflakes decorate the lantern to truly give it a wintry feel!



To get the instructions for this beautiful project designed by Amanda, just head over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to January!

Posted on : Jan 16 2012

Valentine Heart Box & Card!

Valentine's Day is coming up quickly and will be here before you know it.  Why not get a jump start on your Valentine goodies for the sweethearts in your life??!  This heart shaped treat box is easy to make and oh so pretty!  The front of the treat holder has a pocket that is perfect for a gift card or the matching note card!



To get the instructions for this pretty project designed by Monika, just head over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to January!

Posted on : Jan 14 2012