Daydream Medallions!

Remember last week when I mentioned that I love it when there are punches or Big Shot dies that coordinate with stamp set images?  Well here is a set called Daydream Medallions that has a coordinating Big Shot framelits set called Floral Frames.  Each of the three layers on the flower has a framelits die that you can use to cut the image out! 



Using the framelits made it so easy to stamp, cut out, and layer the flower image.  I also used the new Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper for the background of the card.



Over on my Sisters in Stamping blog this week we're showcasing new tools, fabric, and accessories, so head over there is you'd like to see what my stamping sisters created!


Hope you have a fun filled weekend!

Posted on : Jun 15 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

Creative Elements!

Happy Friday!  This week over on my Sisters in Stamping blog we're showcasing sets from the Elements section of the catalog.  I chose the Creative Elements set found on page 137 and tried to do something in a vintage style as that is so popular these days!



I also love pink and brown, as you can probably tell by my blog design.  I also used the new Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper and the Designer Frames Embossing Folder (I love embossing folders!!). 



I love the self adhesive pearl backs and added a little glitter as I love bling too!


As always, if you need help placing an order, or if you'd like to sign up with me, become a demonstrator and get a discount on your purchases, feel free to call or email! 

Have a fabulous weekend!

Posted on : Aug 12 2011

Creating Pretty Cards – Challenge #2!

In case you haven't heard yet, in addition to the great 3D projects that Craft Project Central has for you each month, we'll will be now be hosting a monthly card challenge – Creating Pretty Cards!!  Each month we will post a card challenge sketch, and in addition, we'll provide you with a Sketch Mini Tutorial!!  This mini tutorial will tell you how the inspiration card (using the sketch) was created, supplies used, and basic measurements!!


Each week we'll pick our top two favorites.  At the end of the month we'll randomly pick a winner from the eight and the winner will receive a $50 Stampin' Up! shopping spree!!


Here is the card that I created with the sketch for challenge #2!



It was so simple and easy and I love the way the layout and measurements were provided for me!!


 I hope you'll check out the monthly sketch and submit your creations, not only for a chance to win some stamping goodies, but to share your creations and check out what others have created too!

Posted on : Aug 02 2011

Field Flowers!

I can never get enough flower sets, so whenever a new Idea Book & Catalog or Mini Catalog come out, I immediately gravitate towards the flower sets.  This new catalog is no exception and when I saw the Field Flowers set on page 120, I knew I just had to have it!  I also used the new Calypso Coral In Color card stock and ruffled ribbon, and the First Edition Designer Series Paper to give it a vintage look.


If you would like to order this set, please call or email me, OR remember you can shop online from the comfort of your home by clicking on the Shop Now button!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Posted on : Jul 11 2011

Easter Blossoms!

I recently made a card very similar to this one in Perfect Plum,  Wild Wasabi and with an Easter greeting.  I liked the layout so I decided to change up the colors and the greeting.  Since everyone keeps asking me for sympathy cards, I used the With Love & Caring stamp.



Supplies Used:

Easter Blossoms Wood-Mount Stamp Set #121905 $25.95

Easter Blossoms Clear-Mount Stamp Set #122057 $18.95

Thanks for Caring Wood-Mount Stamp Set #121901 $19.95

Thanks for Caring Clear-Mount Stamp Set #121961 $14.95

Chocolate Chip Card Stock #102128 $6.95

Pretty in Pink Card Stock #100459 $6.95

Whisper White Card Stock #100730 $8.50

Soft Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack #117152 $19.95

Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad #101650 $5.95

Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad #100908 $5.95

Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker #100071 $3.50

Pretty in Pink Stampin' Write Marker #100045 $3.50

Dazzling Diamonds Glitter #102023 $4.50

Big Shot #103439 $99.95

Top Note Die #113463 $21.95


Don't forget the Saturday, April 30th is the last day to order the Easter Blossoms and Thanks for Caring stamp sets from the Occasions Mini Catalog!

Posted on : Apr 23 2011

Going Green Sympathy Card!

One of (the many) things that I love about Stampin' Up! is how the designer papers, stamps, punches, colors, etc. all coordinate!  It makes it so easy to create pretty cards and projects.  I love the way this stamp set, Growing Green, coordinates with the Woodland Walk Designer Series Paper.


Supplies Used:

Growing Green Clear-Mount Stamp Set #120624 $16.95

Word Play Clear-Mount Stamp Set #120651 $28.95

Woodland Walk Designer Series Paper #117389 #9.95

Chocolate Chip Card Stock #102128 $6.95

Very Vanilla Card Stock #101650 $8.50

Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad #100908 $5.95

Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad #102272 $5.95

Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad #121030 $5.95


How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.


Have a great day!!

Posted on : Mar 31 2011

Faux Linen/Brayer Card!

This month over at my Sisters in Stamping blog we're focusing on techniques.  Every Friday we are showcasing a different technique and this Friday it's techniques that use a brayer.  I rarely use my brayer, not because I don't like using it, I just forget!  I decided to do a faux linen technique.  With this technique, you use glossy card stock, stamp, sand (I used the sanding block from our Distressing Essentials kit), and then brayer.

It's hard to tell from the picture, but once all of that is done, the paper looks like linen.  It's very pretty in real life, and I also added some Basic Pearls to the greeting.




Supplies Used:

Bella Toile Background Stamp #111598 $17.95

Thanks for Caring Clear-Mount Stamp Set #121961 $14.95

Early Espresso Card Stock #119686 $6.95

Crumb Cake Card Stock #120953 $6.95

Glossy White Card Stock #102599 $5.95

Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad #119670 $5.95

Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad #121030 $5.95

Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker #119680 $3.50

Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker #120967 $3.50

Brayer #102395 $12.50

Decorative Label Punch #120907 $16.95

Distressing Essentials Kit #118762 $19.95

Chantilly 1/2" Crochet Trim #118480 $6.95

Basic Pearl Jewels #119247 $4.95


Thanks for stopping by!  With all that's going on in the world, and especially Japan right now, I'm reminded to be giving and grateful for all that I have.  Have a great weekend!

Posted on : Mar 18 2011

Thanks for Caring!

Here's a card that we made at my last Stamp-A-Stack.  Frequently the gals that come to my classes ask me to do Sympathy cards and it's one that I always sell out of when I sell my cards at Craft Fairs.

Supplies Used:

Thanks for Caring Wood-Mount Stamp Set #121901 $19.95

Thanks for Caring Clear-Mount Stamp Set #121961 $14.95

Tulip Frame Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #121809 $7.95

Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper #121782 $9.95

Baja Breeze 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon #122331 $6.95

Very Vanilla Card Stock #101650 $8.50

Baja Breeze Card Stock #111352 $6.95

Baja Breeze Stampin' Write Marker #120965 $3.50

Pear Pizzazz Card Stock #119795 $6.95

In Color Markers (Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker) #119801 $14.95

Decorative Label Punch #120907 $16.95

Posted on : Mar 17 2011

Fast & Fabulous Baby Wipe Technique!

Here is another fabulous technique to add to your Craft Project Central technique book!  You'll love this easy baby wipe technique that gives you an alternate method for a beautiful watercolor look!  Project includes instructions for the card and technique page designed by Sonya.


To get the instructions for this project, just head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to February!

Posted on : Feb 28 2011